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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144389/effects-of-infrared-optical-trapping-on-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-in-a-microfluidic-system
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Zdeněk Pilát, Alexandr Jonáš, Jan Ježek, Pavel Zemánek
Baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) represents a very popular single-celled eukaryotic model organism which has been studied extensively by various methods and whose genome has been completely sequenced. It was also among the first living organisms that were manipulated by optical tweezers and it is currently a frequent subject of optical micromanipulation experiments. We built a microfluidic system for optical trapping experiments with individual cells and used it for the assessment of cell tolerance to phototoxic stress...
November 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132250/the-influence-of-pilates-exercises-on-body-balance-in-the-standing-position-of-hearing-impaired-people
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Jagoda Walowska, Bartosz Bolach, Eugeniusz Bolach
PURPOSE: Hearing impairment may affect the body posture maintenance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of modified Pilates exercise program on the body posture maintenance in hearing impaired people. METHODS: Eighty students (aged 13-24) were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups: test group (n = 41) which attended an original program based on modified Pilates exercises and control group (n = 39) which attended standard physical education classes...
November 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114516/comparative-effectiveness-of-lumbar-stabilization-dynamic-strengthening-and-pilates-on-chronic-low-back-pain-randomized-clinical-trial
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Esha A Bhadauria, Peeyoosha Gurudut
The aim of the present study was to compare three different forms of exercises namely lumbar stabilization, dynamic strengthening, and Pilates on chronic low back pain (LBP) in terms of pain, range of motion, core strength and function. In this study, 44 subjects suffering from non-specific LBP for more than 3 months were randomly allocated into the lumbar stabilization group, the dynamic strengthening group, and the Pilates group. Ten sessions of exercises for 3 weeks were prescribed along with interferential current and hot moist pack...
August 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108873/the-comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-conventional-therapeutic-exercises-and-pilates-on-pain-and-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Vahid Mazloum, Pouya Rabiei, Nader Rahnama, Elnaz Sabzehparvar
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two different interventions on pain and disability in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Forty-one individuals (Mean ± SD: Age 52.1 ± 8.9 years, Height 172.8 ± 6.6 cm, Weight 80.2 ± 6.9 kg) with KOA were randomly allocated into Pilates (N = 14), conventional therapeutic exercise (CTE) (N = 14), and control (N = 13) groups. Joint position sense (JPS), functional performance, pain, and disability were examined using Biodex system, aggregate time of four daily activities, and Lequesne Index...
October 22, 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096225/effects-of-16-weeks-of-pilates-on-health-perception-and-sleep-quality-among-elderly-women
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V S Curi, J Vilaça, A N Haas, H M Fernandes
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of 16 weeks of mat-based Pilates training on health perception and sleep quality among elderly women. A randomized and controlled trial was conducted in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, in 2015, in which 61 healthy older women were divided into two groups: experimental group (EG; n=31, average of 64.25 years old, SD 0.14) and control group (CG; n=30, average of 63.75 years old, SD 0.08). The EG participants performed mat-based Pilates exercises twice a week in 60-min sessions, whereas the CG did not train...
October 30, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083130/effects-of-mat-pilates-training-and-habitual-physical-activity-on-thoracoabdominal-expansion-during-quiet-and-vital-capacity-breathing-in-healthy-women
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Jeniffer L Campos, Rodrigo L Vancini, Graziely R Zanoni, Claudio A Barbosa DE Lira, Marilia Santos Andrade, Karine J Sarro
BACKGROUND: Pilates is a body/mind method that requires different types of exercise (balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility) and attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of 12 weeks of Mat Pilates training and habitual physical activity on thoracoabdominal motion of healthy and physically active women. METHODS: Thirty-five women without experience in Pilates exercise, aged between 18 and 35 years, participated in the study (habitual physical activity group, n=14; and Mat Pilates group, n=21)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082436/adolescent-young-adults-aya-with-cancer-seeking-integrative-oncology-consultations-demographics-characteristics-and-self-reported-outcomes
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Gabriel Lopez, Wenli Liu, Kevin Madden, Bryan Fellman, Yisheng Li, Eduardo Bruera
PURPOSE: Integrative Oncology (IO) consultations offer cancer patients counseling regarding complementary integrative medicine (CIM). We explored the CIM interests and symptom burden of AYA cancer patients presenting for an IO consultation. METHODS: Patients referred for an IO physician consultation at an academic medical center from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 completed an assessment on presentation: MYCaW, ESAS (10 symptoms, 0-10, 10 worst possible), CIM use survey, and SF-12 QOL survey...
October 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068863/activity-of-lower-limb-muscles-during-squat-with-and-without-abdominal-drawing-in-and-pilates-breathing
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Alexandre C Barbosa, Fábio M Martins, Angélica F Silva, Ana C Coelho, Leonardo Intelangelo, Edgar R Vieira
Barbosa, AC, Martins, FM, Silva, AF, Coelho, AC, Intelangelo, L, and Vieira, ER. Activity of lower limb muscles during squat with and without abdominal drawing-in and Pilates breathing. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3018-3023, 2017-The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of abdominal drawing-in and Pilates breathing on the activity of lower limb muscles during squats. Adults (n = 13, 22 ± 3 years old) with some Pilates experience performed three 60° squats under each of the following conditions in a random order: (I) normal breathing, (II) drawing-in maneuver with normal breathing, and (III) drawing-in maneuver with Pilates breathing...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037638/the-effects-of-clinical-pilates-exercises-on-patients-with-shoulder-pain-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Esra Atılgan, Aydan Aytar, Aslıcan Çağlar, Ayça Aytar Tığlı, Gamze Arın, Gökmen Yapalı, Pınar Kısacık, Utku Berberoğlu, Hülya Özlem Şener, Edibe Ünal
AIM: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Clinical Pilates exercises on patients with shoulder pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients, experiencing shoulder pain continuously for at least four weeks were selected as study subjects. The patients were randomly divided into two groups, namely Clinical Pilates exercise (n = 17) group and conventional exercise (n = 16) group. The patients were treated for five days a week, the total treatment being carried out for 10 days...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037633/pilates-increases-the-isokinetic-muscular-strength-of-the-knee-extensors-and-flexors-in-elderly-women
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Laís Campos Oliveira, Raphael Gonçalves Oliveira, Deise Aparecida de Almeida Pires-Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Pilates has been shown to be effective for increasing muscle strength in older adults, however, some variables have not yet been explored. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effects of Pilates on the isokinetic muscular strength of the knee extensors and flexors at 60°/s, in elderly women. METHOD: Thirty-two women were randomized into two groups: control group (CG, n = 16, age = 64.2 ± 0.8 years; BMI = 25.0 ± 1.2 kg/m(2)), and experimental group (EG, n = 16, age = 63...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037615/six-weeks-of-mat-pilates-training-are-enough-to-improve-functional-capacity-in-elderly-women
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Josefina Bertoli, Grazieli Maria Biduski, Cíntia de la Rocha Freitas
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of Mat Pilates on the functional capacity (FC) of elderly women before and after six weeks of intervention. Eighteen women aged 62.28 (±2.34) participated in the study. Timed Up and Go test, Timed Up Stairs, Timed Down Stairs, 30-s Chair Stand, Chair Sit-and-Reach and Back Scratch tests were assessed. The results showed significant improvements in all FC tests after six weeks of the Mat Pilates intervention. Summarizing, only six weeks of Mat Pilates training of 60 min per session, three times a week, three series beginning with six repetitions and eight repetitions at the last two weeks of intervention, were enough to improve FC in elderly women...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949820/pilates-and-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-methods-induce-similar-strength-gains-but-different-neuromuscular-adaptations-in-elderly-women
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Fabiana Teixeira de Carvalho, Laiana Sepúlveda de Andrade Mesquita, Rafael Pereira, Osmar Pinto Neto, Renato Amaro Zangaro
Background/Study Context: The aging process is associated with a decline in muscle mass, strength, and conditioning. Two training methods that may be useful to improve muscle function are Pilates and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Thus, the present study aimed to compare the influence of training programs using Pilates and PNF methods with elderly women. METHODS: Sixty healthy elderly women were randomly divided into three groups: Pilates group, PNF group, and control group...
September 26, 2017: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946576/the-effects-of-mat-pilates-and-reformer-pilates-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-study
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I Bulguroglu, A Guclu-Gunduz, G Yazici, C Ozkul, C Irkec, B Nazliel, H Z Batur-Caglayan
BACKGROUND: Pilates is an exercise method which increases strength and endurance of core muscles and improves flexibility, dynamic postural control and balance. OBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare the effects of Mat and Reformer Pilates methods in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with MS were included in the study. Participants were randomly divided into 3 groups as Mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates and control groups...
2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939458/mind-body-interventions-for-individuals-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-trials
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Zehra Gok Metin, Deborah Ejem, J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Yasemin Turkman, Carolina Salvador, Salpy Pamboukian, Marie Bakitas
BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (eg, Tai Chi, yoga, meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English-language RCTs before October 2016. We identified 24 RCTs (n = 1314 participants) of 9 MBI types: Tai Chi (n = 7), yoga (n = 4), relaxation (n = 4), meditation (n = 2), acupuncture (n = 2), biofeedback (n = 2), stress management (n = 1), Pilates (n = 1), and reflexology (n = 1)...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934155/anti-inflammatory-phenolic-metabolites-from-the-edible-fungus-phellinus-baumii-in-lps-stimulated-raw264-7-cells
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Seulah Lee, Dahae Lee, Tae Su Jang, Ki Sung Kang, Joo-Won Nam, Hae-Jeung Lee, Ki Hyun Kim
The edible fungus Phellinus baumii Pilat (Hymenochaetaceae) has been used in Korean traditional medicines for strengthening health and prolonging life. An extract of the fruiting bodies of P. baumii was subjected to bioassay-guided fractionation based on its anti-inflammatory effects in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells. The resulting fractions were chemically investigated, leading to isolation of three phenolic compounds (1-3), a sesquiterpene (4), two steroids (5-6), a fatty acid (7), and a cerebroside (8)...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917361/immediate-effects-of-pilates-based-therapeutic-exercise-on-postural-control-of-young-individuals-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Susana Lopes, Christophe Correia, Gonçalo Félix, Mário Lopes, Ana Cruz, Fernando Ribeiro
OBJECTIVES: Low back pain affects the person's ability to keep balance, especially in challenging conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of Pilates exercises on postural sway and dynamic balance of young individuals with non-specific low back pain. DESIGN: Controlled laboratory design. SETTINGS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Forty-six participants with non-specific low back pain were randomized to a Pilates (n=23, 10 males; age: 21...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905230/molecular-detection-of-anaplasma-platys-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-and-wolbachia-sp-but-not-ehrlichia-canis-in-croatian-dogs
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Doroteja Huber, Irena Reil, Sanja Duvnjak, Daria Jurković, Damir Lukačević, Miroslav Pilat, Ana Beck, Željko Mihaljević, Lea Vojta, Adam Polkinghorne, Relja Beck
The bacteria Anaplasma platys, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia canis are tick-borne agents that cause canine vector-borne disease. The prevalence of these pathogens in South Eastern Europe is unknown with the exception of an isolated case of A. platys detected in a dog imported into Germany from Croatia. To gain a better insight into their presence and prevalence, PCR-based screening for these bacterial pathogens was performed on domesticated dogs from different regions of Croatia. Blood samples from 1080 apparently healthy dogs from coastal and continental parts of Croatia as well as tissue samples collected from 63 deceased dogs with a history of anaemia and thrombocytopenia were collected for molecular screening by an Anaplasmataceae-specific 16S rRNA conventional PCR...
November 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878835/uterine-artery-doppler-flow-indices-in-pregnant-women-during-the-11-weeks-0-days-and-13-weeks-6-days-gestational-ages-a-study-of-168-patients
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Voicu Dascau, Gheorghe Furau, Cristian Furau, Cristina Onel, Casiana Stanescu, Liliana Tataru, Cristina Ghib-Para, Cristina Popescu, Luminita Pilat, Maria Puschita
OBJECTIVES: Uterine artery Doppler flow studies during the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy are important in the prediction of preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction in pregnant women as well as in the prevention thereof. METHODS: Our study on Doppler flow indices of the uterine arteries involved 168 patients examined in our clinic, with pregnancies ranging from 11 weeks + 0 days to 13 weeks + 6 days. RESULTS: There were 72 patients from 11 weeks + 0 days to 11 weeks + 6 days (42...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878036/different-routes-for-conifer-and-sinapaldehyde-and-higher-saccharification-upon-deficiency-in-the-dehydrogenase-cad1
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Rebecca Van Acker, Annabelle Déjardin, Sandrien Desmet, Lennart Hoengenaert, Ruben Vanholme, Kris Morreel, Françoise Laurans, Hoon Kim, Nicholas Santoro, Cliff Foster, Geert Goeminne, Frédéric Légée, Catherine Lapierre, Gilles Pilate, John Ralph, Wout Boerjan
In the search for renewable energy sources, genetic engineering is a promising strategy to improve plant cell wall composition for biofuel and bioproducts generation. Lignin is a major factor determining saccharification efficiency and, therefore, is a prime target to engineer. Here, lignin content and composition were modified in poplar (Populus tremula × Populus alba) by specifically down-regulating CINNAMYL ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE1 (CAD1) by a hairpin-RNA-mediated silencing approach, which resulted in only 5% residual CAD1 transcript abundance...
November 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860095/effectiveness-of-exercise-programs-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Virginie Pécourneau, Yannick Degboé, Thomas Barnetche, Alain Cantagrel, Arnaud Constantin, Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of exercise programs on disease activity and function in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). DATA SOURCES: Medline via PubMed and Cochrane Library. STUDY SELECTION: Reports of RCTs examining the effectiveness of exercise programs for AS published up to May 2017. DATA EXTRACTION: Outcomes were evolution of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) after the completion of exercise programs...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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