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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532863/can-inhibitory-and-facilitatory-kinesiotaping-techniques-affect-motor-neuron-excitability-a-randomized-cross-over-trial
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Amin Kordi Yoosefinejad, Alireza Motealleh, Shekoofeh Abbasalipur, Mahan Shahroei, Sobhan Sobhani
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of facilitatory and inhibitory kinesiotaping on motor neuron excitability. DESIGN: Randomized cross-over trial. METHOD: Twenty healthy people received inhibitory and facilitatory kinesiotaping on two testing days. The H- and M-waves of the lateral gasterocnemius were recorded before and immediately after applying the two modes of taping. The Hmax/Mmax ratio (a measure of motor neuron excitability) was determined and analyzed...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531836/trauma-exposure-incident-psychiatric-disorders-and-disorder-transitions-in-a-longitudinal-population-representative-sample
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Kate Walsh, Katie A McLaughlin, Ava Hamilton, Katherine M Keyes
Heterotypic continuity, whereby individuals transition from one disorder to another, is common; however, longitudinal studies examining transdiagnostic predictors of heterotypic continuity are lacking. The current study examined whether trauma exposure during childhood (maltreatment) and adulthood (interpersonal and non-interpersonal trauma) is associated with heterotypic continuity in a national sample. Men and women (N = 34,653) who participated in Waves 1 (2001-2002) and 2 (2004-2005) of the National Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) completed face-to-face interviews about trauma exposure and psychopathology...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530211/-pulse-wave-velocity-as-an-early-marker-of-diastolic-heart-failure-in-patients-with-hypertension
#3
Beata Moczulska, Monika Kubiak, Anna Bryczkowska, Ewa Malinowska
According to the WHO, hypertension is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It leads to a number of severe complications. Diastolic heart failure, that is heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), is especially common. New, but simple, indices for the early detection of patients who have not yet developed complications or are in their early developmental stages are still searched for. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the correlation between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and markers of diastolic heart failure (DHF) assessed in echocardiography in patients with hypertension and no symptoms of heart failure...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528401/cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers-are-associated-with-declining-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetes
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Sara J Jenks, Bryan R Conway, Stela McLachlan, Wei Leng Teoh, Rachel M Williamson, David J Webb, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Mark W J Strachan, Jackie F Price
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether biochemical cardiovascular risk factors and/or markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease were associated with the development of reduced renal function in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A cohort of 1066 Scottish men and women aged 60-74 years with type 2 diabetes from the Edinburgh Type 2 Diabetes Study were followed up for a median of 6.7 years. New-onset reduced renal function was defined as two eGFRs <60 ml(-1) min(-1) (1...
May 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528218/laboratory-studies-of-ultrasonic-wave-response-of-fractures-with-different-lengths-anisotropy-characteristics-and-coda-analysis
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D Wang, S L Qu, Q Zhao, X Y Yin, F Zhou
Ultrasonic wave propagation in a synthetic medium with different scale fractures is investigated through the physics modeling research. The experiment model consisting of two layers, the first layer is divided into four fractured blocks with a constant fracture density but different dimension and a block without fractures as the reference region. The velocity and reflected amplitude of wave derived from the wide azimuth data processing are anisotropic due to the fractured layer. Coda wave characteristics versus offset and azimuth are obviously different for varying fracture scales...
May 13, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526702/t-wave-morphology-restitution-predicts-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Julia Ramírez, Michele Orini, Ana Mincholé, Violeta Monasterio, Iwona Cygankiewicz, Antonio Bayés de Luna, Juan Pablo Martínez, Esther Pueyo, Pablo Laguna
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic heart failure are at high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Increased dispersion of repolarization restitution has been associated with SCD, and we hypothesize that this should be reflected in the morphology of the T-wave and its variations with heart rate. The aim of this study is to propose an electrocardiogram (ECG)-based index characterizing T-wave morphology restitution (TMR), and to assess its association with SCD risk in a population of chronic heart failure patients...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526392/susceptibility-to-tobacco-product-use-among-youth-in-wave-1-of-the-population-assessment-of-tobacco-and-health-path-study
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Dennis R Trinidad, John P Pierce, James D Sargent, Martha M White, David R Strong, David B Portnoy, Victoria R Green, Cassandra A Stanton, Kelvin Choi, Maansi Bansal-Travers, Yuyan Shi, Jennifer Pearson, Annette R Kaufman, Nicolette Borek, Blair N Coleman, Andrew Hyland, Charles Carusi, Sheila Kealey, Eric Leas, Madison Noble, Karen Messer
The purpose of this study was to investigate susceptibility and ever use of tobacco products among adolescents and young adults in the US. Cross-sectional analysis of Wave 1(2013-2014) adolescent (12-17year-olds; n=13,651) and young adult (18-24year-olds; n=9112) data from the nationally-representative Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study was conducted. At 12years, 5% were ever tobacco users and 36% were susceptible to use. Seventy percent were susceptible at age 17years, and the same proportion were ever users at age 22years...
May 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526073/pulse-wave-velocity-and-cardiac-autonomic-function-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Tentolouris
BACKGROUND: Increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a common complication of diabetes and has been associated with reduced aortic distensibility. However, the association of cardiac autonomic dysfunction with PWV is not known. In this study we examined the association between cardiac autonomic function and PWV in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
May 19, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522878/the-photodissociation-of-hcn-and-hnc-effects-on-the-hnc-hcn-abundance-ratio-in-the-interstellar-medium
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Alfredo Aguado, Octavio Roncero, Alexandre Zanchet, Marcelino Agúndez, José Cernicharo
The impact of the photodissociation of HCN and HNC isomers is analyzed in different astrophysical environments. For this purpose, the individual photodissociation cross section of HCN and HNC isomers have been calculated in the 7-13.6 eV photon energy range for a temperature of 10 K. These calculations are based on the ab initio calculation of three-dimensional adiabatic potential energy surfaces of the 21 lower electronic states. The cross sections are then obtained using a quantum wave packet calculation of the rotational transitions needed to simulate a rotational temperature of 10 K...
March 20, 2017: Astrophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522367/qrs-t-wave-and-calcium-alternans-in-a-type-i-diabetic-mouse-model-for-spontaneous-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-tachycardia-a-mechanism-for-the-antiarrhythmic-effect-of-statins
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Hongwei Jin, Charles M Welzig, Mark Aronovitz, Farzad Noubary, Robert Blanton, Bo Wang, Mohammad Rajab, Alfred Albano, Mark S Link, Sami F Noujaim, Ho-Jin Park, Jonas B Galper
BACKGROUND: The incidence of sudden arrhythmic death is markedly increased in diabetics. OBJECTIVE: Develop a mouse model for Post MI VT in the diabetic heart and determine the mechanism of an antiarrhythmic effect of statins. METHODS: EKG transmitters were implanted in wild type (WT), placebo and pravastatin treated Type I diabetic Akita mice, MIs induced by coronary ligation, Ca(2+) transients studied by optical mapping, Ca(2+) transients and sparks in left VM (VM) by the Ionoptix system and confocal microscopy...
May 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522299/most-advisable-strategy-in-search-of-asymptomatic-target-organ-damage-in-hypertensive-patients
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J Abellán-Huerta, L Prieto-Valiente, L Consuegra-Sánchez, S Montoro-García, A B Salguero-Merino, R Morales-López, J Abellán-Alemán, F Soria-Arcos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic potential of seven examinations in order to define the most suitable strategy for target organ damage (TOD) search in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. 153 consecutive treated and essential hypertensive patients were enrolled. Patients with established cardiovascular or chronic renal disease (stage ≥4) were excluded. TOD search was assessed by: glomerular filtration rate (GFR), albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ECO), ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and carotid ultrasound (intima media thickness and presence of plaques)...
May 15, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522275/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-on-left-ventricular-systolic-loading-and-coronary-flow-reserve-in-healthy-young-men
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Volker Schulze, Christian Meyer, Christian Eickholt, Roberto Sansone, Stefanie Keymel, Christian Heiss, Tienush Rassaf, Malte Kelm, Stephan Steiner
BACKGROUND: Increased augmentation index (AIx) is accompanied by an elevated cardiovascular risk. A reduction of AIx is known for long-term continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. We hypothesised that acute preload and left ventricular workload effects AIx and subendocardial viability ratio (SEVR) as a marker of coronary flow reserve. METHODS: Increased augmentation index and central blood pressure parameters were measured by radial artery tonometry in 17 healthy men (32/±6years) at rest and during CPAP ventilation at pressures of 5, 10mbar and after recovery...
March 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522095/the-reduction-of-central-sleep-apnoea-severity-in-the-left-lateral-position-is-not-due-to-an-improvement-in-cardiac-haemodynamics-in%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Egidio Traversi, Davide Rossi, Roberto Maestri, Francesca Olmetti, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Gian Domenico Pinna
OBJECTIVE: The severity of central sleep apnoea (CSA), a common comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and reduced ejection fraction, markedly decreases from the supine to the lateral sleeping position, with no difference between the left and right positions. The mechanisms responsible for this beneficial effect have not yet been elucidated. METHODS: We tested the hypothesis that CSA attenuation in the left lateral position is due, at least in part, to an improvement in cardiac haemodynamics...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520655/effectiveness-of-intracavitary-electrocardiogram-guidance-in-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-tip-placement-in-neonates
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Lianjuan Zhou, Hongzhen Xu, Jianfeng Liang, Meifang Xu, Jun Yu
Correct tip location is crucial for a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) to maximize the effects of central venous infusion. However, it is difficult to place the tip in a correct location in neonates because of the unreliable estimated length by surface landmark. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of an improved intracavitary electrocardiogram (IC-ECG) technique in guiding PICC placement in neonates based on the ratios of P/R wave amplitudes on IC-ECG. The results showed that all of the 32 neonates whose PICCs had been successfully placed and correct tip position verified by chest radiography acquired qualified P wave on IC-ECG...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516042/sensitivity-enhancement-of-traveling-wave-mri-using-free-local-resonators-an-experimental-demonstration
#15
Xiaoliang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Traveling wave MR uses the far fields in signal excitation and reception, therefore its acquisition efficiency is low in contrast to the conventional near field magnetic resonance (MR). Here we show a simple and efficient method based on the local resonator to improving sensitivity of traveling wave MR technique. The proposed method utilizes a standalone or free local resonator to amplify the radio frequency magnetic fields in the interested target. The resonators have no wire connections to the MR system and thus can be conveniently placed to any place around imaging simples...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513538/room-temperature-ammonia-sensor-based-on-zno-nanorods-deposited-on-st-cut-quartz-surface-acoustic-wave-devices
#16
Wei Li, Yuanjun Guo, Yongliang Tang, Xiaotao Zu, Jinyi Ma, Lu Wang, Yong Qing Fu
Using a seed layer-free hydrothermal method, ZnO nanorods (NRs) were deposited on ST-cut quartz surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices for ammonia sensing at room temperature. For a comparison, a ZnO film layer with a thickness of 30 nm was also coated onto an ST-cut quartz SAW device using a sol-gel and spin-coating technique. The ammonia sensing results showed that the sensitivity, repeatability and stability of the ZnO NR-coated SAW device were superior to those of the ZnO film-coated SAW device due to the large surface-to-volume ratio of the ZnO NRs...
May 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512427/long-term-clinical-course-in-a-patient-with-complete-congenital-stationary-night-blindness
#17
Kentaro Kurata, Katsuhiro Hosono, Yoshihiro Hotta
BACKGROUND: This report describes a 45-year-old man with complete congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB1) who has been followed up for 38 years. CASE: The patient first visited our hospital as a 7-year-old boy with a complaint of low visual acuity. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.5 in the right eye and 0.6 in the left eye. The refractive error was approximately -5.0 D in both eyes. The fundus showed only myopic changes. A bright-flash electroretinogram (ERG) revealed a negative configuration...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512326/accuracy-of-shear-wave-elastography-for-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#18
Liang Sang, Xue-Mei Wang, Dong-Yang Xu, Yun-Fei Cai
Many studies have established the high diagnostic accuracy of shear wave elastography (SWE) for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa); however, its utility remains a subject of debate. This meta-analysis sought to appraise the overall accuracy of SWE for the detection of PCa. A literature search of the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) databases was conducted. In all of the included studies, the diagnostic accuracy of SWE was compared with that of histopathology, which was used as a standard...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511961/pre-operative-evaluation-of-axillary-lymph-node-status-in-patients-with-suspected-breast-cancer-using-shear-wave-elastography
#19
Ji Hyun Youk, Eun Ju Son, Jeong-Ah Kim, Hye Mi Gweon
The aim of this study was to evaluate shear wave elastography (SWE) for pre-operative evaluation of axillary lymph node (LN) status in patients with suspected breast cancer. A total of 130 axillary LNs in 130 patients who underwent SWE before fine-needle aspiration, core biopsy or surgery were analyzed. On gray-scale images, long and short axes, shape (elliptical or round), border (sharp or unsharp) and cortical thickening (concentric, eccentric or no fatty hilum) of LNs were assessed. On SWE, mean, maximum, minimum, standard deviation and the lesion-to-fat ratio (Eratio) values of elasticity were collected...
May 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511595/presence-and-predictive-value-of-obsessive-compulsive-symptoms-in-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders
#20
Mieke Klein Hofmeijer-Sevink, Neeltje M Batelaan, Harold J G M van Megen, Marcel A van den Hout, Brenda W Penninx, Anton J L M van Balkom, Danielle C Cath
OBJECTIVE: Obsessive-compulsive symptoms (OCS) co-occur frequently with anxiety and depressive disorders, but the nature of their relationship and their impact on severity of anxiety and depressive disorders is poorly understood. In a large sample of patients with anxiety and depressive disorders, we assessed the frequency of OCS, defined as a Young Adult Self-Report Scale-obsessive-compulsive symptoms score >7. The associations between OCS and severity of anxiety and/or depressive disorders were examined, and it was investigated whether OCS predict onset, relapse, and persistence of anxiety and depressive disorders...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
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