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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217149/congenital-extra-calvarial-plexiform-neurofibroma-in-occipito-cervical-region-with-occipital-bone-defect-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-and-segmental-neurofibromatosis-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Vivek Kumar Kankane, Gaurav Jaiswal, Tarun Kumar Gupta
Plexiform neurofibroma (PNF) of the scalp is an extremely rare lesion reported in association with neurofibromatosis (NF). Occipital location of PNF is even more infrequent; we reported one pediatric case of PNF in occipito-cervical region with multiple small occipital bone defects and associated with NF-1.
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211034/infectious-complications-as-the-leading-cause-of-death-after-kidney-transplantation-analysis-of-more-than-10-000-transplants-from-a-single-center
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Flávio de Castro Rodrigues Ferreira, Marina Pontello Cristelli, Mayara Ivani Paula, Henrique Proença, Claudia Rosso Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Osmar Medina-Pestana
AIM: To identify specific causes of graft failure in a large sample of kidney transplant patients from a middle-income, developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study analyzing all consecutive single kidney transplants (KTs) performed at a single center in Brazil between January 1st 1998 and December 31st 2013. The database closing date was December 31st 2014. RESULTS: Out of 10,400 KTs, there were 1191 (11.45%) deaths with a functioning graft, 40 cases (0...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210065/the-effects-of-therapeutic-exercise-using-pnf-on-the-size-of-calcium-deposits-pain-self-awareness-and-shoulder-joint-function-in-a-calcific-tendinitis-patient-a-case-study
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Dong-Gun Oh, Kyung-Tae Yoo
[Purpose] The purpose of this case study was to identify the effects of independent and intensive therapeutic exercise using Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on the size of calcium deposits, pain self-awareness, and shoulder joint function in a patient with calcific tendonitis. [Subject and Methods] The subject was a 42-year-old female patient with calcific tendonitis and acute pain who had difficulty with active movement and problems with general function. The independent and intensive Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercise was applied for 40 min twice a day five times a week for two weeks for a total of 20 times...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199762/improving-the-diagnostic-criteria-for-primary-liver-graft-non-function-in-adults-utilizing-standard-and-transportable-laboratory-parameters-an-outcome-based-analysis
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Mohammad A B Al-Freah, Mark J W McPhail, Elena Dionigi, Matthew R Foxton, Georg Auzinger, Mohamed Rela, Julia A Wendon, John G O'Grady, Michael A Heneghan, Nigel D Heaton, William Bernal
Current diagnostic criteria for primary non-function (PNF) of liver grafts are based on clinical experience rather than statistical methods. A retrospective, single centre study was conducted of all adults (n=1,286) who underwent primary liver transplant 2000-2008 in our centre. Laboratory variable during the first post-liver transplant week were analysed. Forty two patients (3.7%) had 2-week graft failure. Transplant albumin, day-1 AST, day-1 lactate, day-3 bilirubin, day-3 INR and day-7 AST were independently associated with PNF on multivariate logistic regression...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198773/early-post-operative-results-of-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-in-451-patients-with-dupuytren-disease
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Sanne Molenkamp, Tanneke A M Schouten, Dieuwke C Broekstra, Paul M N Werker, J Daniel Moolenburgh
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF) is a minimally invasive treatment modality for Dupuytren disease (DD). In this study we analyzed the efficacy and complication-rate of PNF using a statistical method that takes the multi-level structure of data, regarding multiple measurements from the same patients, into account. METHODS: The data of 470 treated rays from 451 patients with Dupuytren disease that underwent percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF) were analyzed retrospectively...
February 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192194/diagonal-movement-of-the-upper-limb-produces-greater-adaptive-plasticity-than-sagittal-plane-flexion-in-the-shoulder
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Rayele Moreira, Lysnara Lial, Maria Gabriela Teles Monteiro, Alice Aragão, Lorena Santos David, Marcelo Coertjens, Fernando L Silva-Júnior, Gildário Dias, Bruna Velasques, Pedro Ribeiro, Silmar Silva Teixeira, Victor Hugo Bastos
The motor rehabilitation is based on exercises that involve various joints and muscle groups. One such treatment method is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), which involves diagonal movements simulating many activities of daily living. The objective of this study was to investigate the differences between PNF and shoulder flexion movements performed without the diagonal component (i.e., only in the sagittal plane) using beta band absolute power as a measure of plasticity. The study included 30 volunteers randomized into three groups (control, PNF, and FLEX), with electroencephalographic signals captured before and after the performance of the task...
February 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186658/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-phosphorylated-neurofilament-heavy-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-canine-degenerative-myelopathy
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C M Toedebusch, M D Bachrach, V B Garcia, G C Johnson, M L Katz, G Shaw, J R Coates, M L Garcia
BACKGROUND: No definitive, antemortem diagnostic test for canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) is available. Phosphorylated neurofilament heavy (pNF-H) is a promising biomarker for nervous system diseases. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum pNF-H is a detectable biological marker for diagnosis of canine DM. ANIMALS: Fifty-three DM-affected, 27 neurologically normal, 7 asymptomatic at-risk, and 12 DM mimic dogs. METHODS: Archived CSF and serum pNF-H concentrations were determined by a commercially available ELISA...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185258/cerebrospinal-fluid-levels-of-chromogranin-a-and-phosphorylated-neurofilament-heavy-chain-are-elevated-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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M Kaiserova, Z Grambalova, P Otruba, D Stejskal, H Prikrylova Vranova, J Mares, K Mensikova, P Kanovsky
BACKGROUND: Various cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers are being studied to improve the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic methods for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). AIMS OF THE STUDY: The aim of our study was to establish the CSF levels of chromogranin A (CgA) and phosphorylated neurofilament heavy chain (pNF-H) in patients with ALS in order to assess these proteins as possible biomarkers of ALS. METHODS: Cerebrospinal fluid levels of CgA and pNF-H were examined and mutually compared in 15 patients with sporadic ALS and 16 gender- and age-matched controls...
February 10, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182516/the-effectiveness-of-pnf-vs-static-stretching-on-increasing-hip-flexion-range-of-motion
#9
Landon Lempke, Rebecca Green, Caitlin Murray, Justin Stanek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179468/neurofilament-as-a-blood-marker-for-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-primary-progressive-aphasias
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Petra Steinacker, Elisa Semler, Sarah Anderl-Straub, Janine Diehl-Schmid, Matthias L Schroeter, Ingo Uttner, Hans Foerstl, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Christine A F von Arnim, Jan Kassubek, Patrick Oeckl, Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, Klaus Fassbender, Klaus Fliessbach, Johannes Prudlo, Carola Roßmeier, Johannes Kornhuber, Anja Schneider, Alexander E Volk, Martin Lauer, Adrian Danek, Albert C Ludolph, Markus Otto
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utility of serum neurofilament for diagnosis and monitoring of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) variants. METHODS: We investigated neurofilament light chain (NF-L) levels in blood of 99 patients with PPA (40 with nonfluent variant PPA [nfvPPA], 38 with semantic variant PPA [svPPA], 21 with logopenic variant PPA [lvPPA]) and compared diagnostic performance with that reached by CSF NF-L, phosphorylated neurofilament heavy chain (pNF-H), β-amyloid (Aβ1-42), tau, and phosphorylated tau...
February 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167188/the-effect-of-kinesio-taping-versus-stretching-techniques-on-muscle-soreness-and-flexibility-during-recovery-from-nordic-hamstring-exercise
#11
Tarik Ozmen, Gokce Yagmur Gunes, Hanife Dogan, Ilyas Ucar, Mark Willems
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of static stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, or kinesio taping (KT) on muscle soreness and flexibility during recovery from exercise. Sixty-five females were randomly assigned to four groups: PNF stretching (n = 15), static stretching (n = 16), KT (n = 17), and control (n = 17). All participants performed nordic hamstring exercise (5 sets of 8 repetitions). In all groups, hamstring flexibility at 24 h and 48 h was not changed from baseline (p > ...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119879/influence-of-the-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-exercise-programs-on-idiopathic-scoliosis-patient-in-the-early-20s-in-terms-of-curves-and-balancing-abilities-single-case-study
#12
Byung-Ki Lee
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) exercise programs for idiopathic scoliosis with a female patient in the early 20s in terms of her spinal curve and balancing abilities. The study subject was selected among 21-year-old female college students. There were no particular activities that the subject could not perform, but patient complained of difficulty in maintaining the standing position for a prolonged time. Patient chest X-ray results showed S-shaped curves tilted towards the left or right in the lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and cervical spine areas...
December 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113305/local-transverse-slice-based-level-set-method-for-segmentation-of-3d-high-frequency-ultrasonic-backscatter-from-dissected-human-lymph-nodes
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Thanh M Bui, Alain Coron, Jonathan Mamou, Emi Saegusa-Beecroft, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Eugene Yanagihara, Junji Machi, S Lori Bridal, Ernest J Feleppa
OBJECTIVE: To detect metastases in freshly excised human lymph nodes (LNs) using 3-dimensional (3D), high-frequency, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) methods, the LN parenchyma (LNP) must be segmented to preclude QUS analysis of data in regions outside the LNP and to compensate ultrasound attenuation effects due to overlying layers of LNP and residual perinodal fat (PNF). METHODS: After restoring saturated radio-frequency signals from PNF using an approach based on smoothing-cubic splines, the three regions, i...
September 28, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096316/bay-11-7082-inhibits-the-nf-kb-and-nlrp3-inflammasome-pathways-and-protects-against-imq-induced-psoriasis
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Natasha Irrera, Mario Vaccaro, Alessandra Bitto, Giovanni Pallio, Gabriele Pizzino, Maria Lentini, Vincenzo Arcoraci, Letteria Minutoli, Michele Scuruchi, Giuseppina Cutroneo, Giuseppe Pio Anastasi, Roberta Ettari, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla
BAY 11-7082 antagonizes I-κB kinase-β preventing nuclear translocation of NF-κB; it also inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation.NF-κB is involved in psoriasis, while the role of NLRP3 is controversial. We investigated BAY 11-7082 effects in an experimental model of psoriasis-like dermatitis. Psoriasis-like lesions were induced by a topical application of imiquimod cream (IMQ; 62.5 mg/day) on the shaved back skin of C57BL/6 and NLRP3 knock-out mice for 7 consecutive days. Sham psoriasis animals were challenged with vaseline cream...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095903/identification-and-application-of-anti-inflammatory-compounds-screening-system-based-on-raw264-7-cells-stably-expressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-seap-reporter-gene
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Yue Li, Xiaomeng Wang, Juan Ren, Xi Lan, Jing Li, Jing Yi, Li Liu, Yan Han, Sanqi Zhang, Dongmin Li, Shemin Lu
BACKGROUND: NF-κB is one of the key transcription factors in the inflammatory response, transactivates a series of pro-inflammatory genes and is therefore regarded as an important target for anti-inflammatory drug screening. METHOD: We recombined the reporter gene vector with inserting the "neo" transcript into the vector pNF-κB-SEAP, made the reporter gene vector stable in a eukaryotic cell line. The recombinant reporter gene vector we named pNF-κB-SEAP-Neo was transfected into RAW264...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080092/brief-online-interventions-targeting-risk-and-protective-factors-for-increased-and-problematic-alcohol-use-among-american-college-students-studying-abroad
#16
Eric R Pedersen, Clayton Neighbors, David C Atkins, Christine M Lee, Mary E Larimer
Research documents increased and problematic alcohol use during study abroad experiences for college students yet no research documents effective preventive programs with these students. The present randomized controlled trial was designed to prevent increased and problematic alcohol use abroad by correcting misperceptions of peer drinking norms abroad and by promoting positive and healthy adjustment into the host culture (i.e., sojourner adjustment) through brief online personalized feedback interventions...
January 12, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035688/reconditioning-by-endischaemic-hypothermic-in-house-machine-perfusion-a-promising-strategy-to-improve-outcome-in-ecd-kidney-transplantation
#17
Anja Gallinat, Vera Amrillaeva, Dieter P Hoyer, Peri Kocabayoglu, Tamas Benko, Jürgen W Treckmann, Marieke van Meel, Undine Samuel, Thomas Minor, Andreas Paul
This clinical study evaluates end-ischaemic hypothermic machine perfusion (eHMP) in ECD kidneys. eHMP was initiated upon arrival of the kidney in our center and continued until transplantation. Between 11/2011 and 8/2014 eHMP was performed in 66 ECD-kidneys for 369 (98-912) minutes after 863 (364-1567) minutes of CS. In 49 out of 66 cases the contralateral kidney from the same donor was preserved by static cold storage (CS) only and accepted by another Eurotransplant center. Fife (10.2%) of these kidneys were ultimately judged as "not transplantable" by the accepting center and discarded...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995431/prototype-willingness-model-drinking-cognitions-mediate-personalized-normative-feedback-efficacy
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Melissa A Lewis, Dana M Litt, Mary Tomkins, Clayton Neighbors
Personalized normative feedback (PNF) interventions have been shown to be efficacious at reducing college student drinking. Because descriptive norms have been shown to mediate PNF efficacy, the current study focused on examining additional prototype willingness model social reaction cognitions, namely, prototypes and willingness, as mediators of intervention efficacy. We expected the PNF interventions to be associated with increased prototype favorability of students who do not drink, which would in turn be associated with decreased willingness to drink and subsequently, less drinking...
December 19, 2016: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978495/brazilian-red-propolis-improves-cutaneous-wound-healing-suppressing-inflammation-associated-transcription-factor-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Flavia Regina Sobreira Corrêa, Fernanda Seabra Schanuel, Nathalia Moura-Nunes, Andréa Monte-Alto-Costa, Julio Beltrame Daleprane
The use of natural products in wound healing has been extensively studied in the context of complementary and alternative medicine. Propolis, a natural product, is a polyphenol-rich resin used for this purpose. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Brazilian Red Propolis Extract (BRPE) on inflammation and wound healing in mice, using a tissue repair model. The BRPE polyphenol content was analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC/MS). A full-thickness excision lesion was created, and mice were treated orally with daily doses of vehicle solution (water-alcohol solution containing 2% of ethanol, control group) or 100mg/kg of BRPE (P100 group) during nine consecutive days...
February 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978426/pnf-2-0-initial-evidence-that-gamification-can-increase-the-efficacy-of-brief-web-based-personalized-normative-feedback-alcohol-interventions
#20
Sarah C Boyle, Andrew M Earle, Joseph W LaBrie, Daniel J Smith
Gamified interventions exploit the motivational characteristics of a game in order to provide prevention information and promote behavior change. Despite the modest effect sizes observed in increasingly popular web-based personalized normative feedback (PNF) alcohol interventions for college students, previous research has yet to consider how gamification might be used to enhance efficacy. This study examines whether a novel, gamified PNF intervention format, which includes a point-based reward system, the element of chance, and personal icons to visually represent users, is more effective in reducing short-term alcohol use than the standard web-based style of PNF currently used on college campuses...
April 2017: Addictive Behaviors
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