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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813003/self-assessment-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-primary-care-self-reported-practice-using-the-target-primary-care-self-assessment-tool
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Rebecca Owens, Leah Ffion Jones, Michael Moore, Dirk Pilat, Cliodna McNulty
Multifaceted antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions including: antibiotic guidance, reviews of antibiotic use using audits, education, patient facing materials, and self-assessment, are successful in improving antimicrobial use. We aimed to measure the self-reported AMS activity of staff completing a self-assessment tool (SAT). The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)/Public Health England (PHE) SAT enables participants considering an AMS eLearning course to answer 12 short questions about their AMS activities...
August 16, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811786/examining-the-postural-awareness-and-flexibility-changes-in-physical-therapy-students-who-took-clinical-pilates-class
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Esra Atilgan, Devrim Tarakci, Fatma Mutluay
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate postural awareness and changes in posture and flexibility of students who took Clinical Pilates class as an elective course at the undergraduate level. METHODS: The study conducted from 2013-2016 included 98 students who took Clinical Pilates class at the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, School of Health Sciences, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey. The flexibility levels of the study participants were measured before and after the Clinical Pilates education using finger-to-floor test and modified Schober's test...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772336/the-effect-of-clinical-pilates-on-functional-movement-in-recreational-runners
#3
Anna Laws, Sean Williams, Cassie Wilson
Biomechanical imbalances and inefficient functional movements are considered contributing factors to running-related injuries. Clinical Pilates uses a series of exercises focused on retraining normal movement patterns. This study investigated whether a 6-week course of Clinical Pilates improves functional movement and thereby, potentially, reduces the risk of running-related injuries associated with movement dysfunction. A modified functional movement screen was used to analyze the functional movement ability of forty runners...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771109/the-effects-of-the-pilates-training-method-on-balance-and-falls-of-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Noemi Moreno-Segura, Celedonia Igual-Camacho, Yéntel Ballester-Gil, María Clara Blasco-Igual, Jose María Blasco
Exercising with the Pilates method may be a beneficial treatment to improve balance and decrease the number of falls. To ascertain this, our search in 7 databases included 15 randomized controlled trials in which Pilates was the primary intervention. Participants were over 60 years of age; the outcomes were related to balance and falls. The Cochrane tool and PEDro scale were used to assess risk of bias and quality of individual studies. Current evidence supported the view that exercising with the Pilates method improves the balance of older adults with a high practical effect in terms of the dynamic (SMD=0...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769930/anti-interleukin-6-promotes-allogeneic-bone-marrow-engraftment-and-prolonged-graft-survival-in-an-irradiation-free-murine-transplant-model
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Nicolas Granofszky, Andreas M Farkas, Moritz Muckenhuber, Benedikt Mahr, Lukas Unger, Svenja Maschke, Nina Pilat, Raimund Holly, Mario Wiletel, Heinz Regele, Thomas Wekerle
Transfer of recipient regulatory T cells (Tregs) induces mixed chimerism and tolerance in an irradiation-free bone marrow (BM) transplantation (BMT) model involving short-course co-stimulation blockade and mTOR inhibition. Boosting endogenous Tregs pharmacologically in vivo would be an attractive alternative avoiding the current limitations of performing adoptive cell therapy in the routine clinical setting. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) potently inhibits Treg differentiation and its blockade was shown to increase Treg numbers in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757655/traditional-gymnastic-exercises-for-the-pelvic-floor-often-lead-to-bladder-neck-descent-a-study-using-perineal-ultrasound
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Kaven Baeßler, Bärbel Junginger
BACKGROUND: The aims of physiotherapy in stress incontinent women are to improve pelvic floor function and the continence mechanism including bladder neck support and urethral closure pressure. In Germany, traditional conservative treatment often includes gymnastic exercises with unclear effects on the bladder neck. The aim of this study was to sonographically assess bladder neck movements during selected exercises. METHODS: Fifteen healthy, continent women without previous vaginal births, who were able to voluntarily contract their pelvic floor muscels performed the shoulder bridge, the abdominal press, tiptoe and the Pilates clam exercises...
July 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750996/corrigendum-to-the-effects-of-12-weeks-pilates-inspired-exercise-training-on-functional-performance-in-older-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial-j-bodyw-mov-ther-21-2017-251-258
#7
Natália Donzeli Vieira, Daniela Testa, Paula Cristine Ruas, Tânia de Fátima Salvini, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ruth Caldeira de Melo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735829/comparative-effects-of-12-weeks-of-equipment-based-and-mat-pilates-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-on-pain-function-and-transversus-abdominis-activation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Cruz-Díaz, M Bergamin, S Gobbo, Antonio Martínez-Amat, Fidel Hita-Contreras
BACKGROUND: Pilates method has been recommended for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and the activation of transversus abdominis has been deemed to play an important role in the improvement of these patients. Nevertheless, the evidence of the activation of TrA in Pilates practitioners remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates practice in disability, pain, kinesiophobia and transversus abdominis activation in patients with chronic nonspecific Low Back Pain...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730261/post-medication-stevens-johnson-syndrome-in-a-girl-hospitalized-for-a-norovirus-and-rotavirus-infection
#9
Simona Dumitra, LuminiŢa Pilat, Alina Iftode, Ozana Nicoleta Bălan, Carmen Ramona StănculeŢ, Elena Claudia Covaci, Alexandru Fica Mircea Onel, Carmen Nicoleta Crişan
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a cutaneous mucosal disorder characterized by extended necrosis and detachment of the epidermis affecting <10% of the body surface, caused by drugs or infections. The authors report a case of a girl with Depakine resistant epilepsy, who develops a SJS in the third week of introducing lamotrigine. The girl also presents an acute diarrheal disease with double viral etiology - rotavirus and norovirus. The clinical image comprises polymorphic erythematous maculopapular exanthema with vesicular and bullous elements, with ulcerations and desquamations at the level of the eyelids, mouth, anogenital area and tegument denuding at the level of the abdomen and limbs...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729171/exercise-therapy-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gregor Kuntze, Colleen Nesbitt, Jackie L Whittaker, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Clodagh Toomey, Shane Esau, Patricia K Doyle-Baker, Jena Shank, Julia Brooks, Susanne Benseler, Carolyn A Emery
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review to evaluate the efficacy of exercise interventions on improving outcomes across domains of functioning and disability in children and adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). DATA SOURCES: Seven electronic databases were systematically searched up to December 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Original data, analytic prospective design, physical therapy led exercise intervention evaluation, children and adolescents with JIA, and assessment of functional, structural, activity, participation or quality of life outcomes...
July 17, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712331/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-mat-pilates-on-people-with-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease-a-preliminary-study
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Jose Maria Cancela, Irimia Mollinedo, Carlos Ayán Perez, Iris Machado de Oliveira
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed at assessing the feasibility and efficacy of a Mat Pilates program in people with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. Equipment and methods: The participants carried out a Mat Pilates program twice a week for 12 weeks. The Senior Fitness Test battery and the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire were used to assess the effects of the program on the participants' fitness level and quality of life. RESULTS: A total of 16 patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease volunteered and finished the study...
July 16, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699115/non-cellulosic-polysaccharide-distribution-during-g-layer-formation-in-poplar-tension-wood-fibers-abundance-of-rhamnogalacturonan-i-and-arabinogalactan-proteins-but-no-evidence-of-xyloglucan
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Fernanda Trilstz Perassolo Guedes, Françoise Laurans, Bernard Quemener, Carole Assor, Véronique Lainé-Prade, Nathalie Boizot, Jacqueline Vigouroux, Marie-Claude Lesage-Descauses, Jean-Charles Leplé, Annabelle Déjardin, Gilles Pilate
RG-I and AGP, but not XG, are associated to the building of the peculiar mechanical properties of tension wood. Hardwood trees produce tension wood (TW) with specific mechanical properties to cope with environmental cues. Poplar TW fibers have an additional cell wall layer, the G-layer responsible for TW mechanical properties. We investigated, in two poplar hybrid species, the molecules potentially involved in the building of TW mechanical properties. First, we evaluated the distribution of the different classes of non-cellulosic polysaccharides during xylem fiber differentiation, using immunolocalization...
July 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689647/effectiveness-of-a-physical-activity-programme-based-on-the-pilates-method-in-pregnancy-and-labour
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Luciano Rodríguez-Díaz, Carlos Ruiz-Frutos, Juana María Vázquez-Lara, Jesús Ramírez-Rodrigo, Carmen Villaverde-Gutiérrez, Gema Torres-Luque
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of a physical activity programme based on use of the Pilates method, over eight weeks in pregnant women, on functional parameters, such as weight, blood pressure, strength, flexibility and spinal curvature, and on labour parameters, such as, type of delivery, episiotomy, analgesia and newborn weight. METHOD: A randomized clinical trial was carried out on pregnant women, applying a programme of physical activity using the Pilates method, designed specifically for this population...
July 6, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680563/effects-of-exercise-training-on-pulmonary-hemodynamics-functional-capacity-and-inflammation-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#14
REVIEW
Manuel J Richter, Jan Grimminger, Britta Krüger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Frank C Mooren, Henning Gall, Christian Pilat, Karsten Krüger
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by severe exercise limitation mainly attributed to the impairment of right ventricular function resulting from a concomitant elevation of pulmonary vascular resistance and pressure. The unquestioned cornerstone in the management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is specific vasoactive medical therapy to improve pulmonary hemodynamics and strengthen right ventricular function. Nevertheless, evidence for a beneficial effect of exercise training (ET) on pulmonary hemodynamics and functional capacity in patients with PH has been growing during the past decade...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666837/operant-responding-for-optogenetic-excitation-of-ldtg-inputs-to-the-vta-requires-d1-and-d2-dopamine-receptor-activation-in-the-nacc
#15
Stephan Steidl, Shannon O'Sullivan, Dustin Pilat, Nancy Bubula, Jason Brown, Paul Vezina
Behavioral studies in rats and mice indicate that laterodorsal tegmental nucleus (LDTg) inputs to the ventral tegmental area (VTA) importantly contribute to reward function. Further evidence from anesthetized rat and mouse preparations suggests that these LTDg inputs may exert this effect by regulating mesolimbic dopamine (DA) signaling. Direct evidence supporting this possibility remains lacking however. To address this lack, rat LDTg neurons were transfected with adeno-associated viral vectors encoding channelrhodopsin2 and eYFP (ChR2) or eYFP alone (eYFP) and rats were subsequently trained to lever press for intracranial self-stimulation (ICSS) of the inputs of these neurons to the VTA...
June 27, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664690/plasma-magnesium-concentration-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#16
Edyta Kotlinska-Hasiec, Marta Makara-Studzinska, Marek Czajkowski, Ziemowit Rzecki, Krzysztof Olszewski, Adam Stadnik, Jacek Pilat, Beata Rybojad, Wojciech Dabrowski
[b]Introduction[/b]. Magnesium (Mg) plays a crucial role in cell physiology and its deficiency may cause many disorders which often require intensive treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse some factors affecting preoperative plasma Mg concentration in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). [b]Materials and method[/b]. Adult patients scheduled for elective CABG with cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) under general anaesthesia were studied. Plasma Mg concentration was analysed before surgery in accordance with age, domicile, profession, tobacco smoking and preoperative Mg supplementation...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603381/the-effects-of-pilates-exercise-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-the-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Hee Sung Lim, Sukhoon Yoon
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of modified Pilates exercise on cardiopulmonary function in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty participants (age, 62.7 ± 7.3 years; height, 163.3 ± 8.5 cm; weight, 68.8 ± 10.3 kg) were recruited for this study, and randomly allocated to the modified Pilates exercise group (n=10) or the control group (n=10). Graded submaximal treadmill exercise test was used to examine the status of patients' cardiopulmonary function, based on maximal oxygen intake, at the end of a patient's exercise tolerance limit...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587599/participation-trends-in-holistic-movement-practices-a-10-year-comparison-of-yoga-pilates-and-t-ai-chi-qigong-use-among-a-national-sample-of-195-926-australians
#18
Ineke Vergeer, Jason A Bennie, Melanie J Charity, Jack T Harvey, Jannique G Z van Uffelen, Stuart J H Biddle, Rochelle M Eime
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the evidence supporting the physical and mental health benefits of holistic movement practices such as yoga and t'ai chi have become increasingly established. Consequently, investigating the participation prevalence and patterns of these practices is a relevant pursuit in the public health field. Few studies have provided population-level assessment of participation rates, however, and even fewer have focused on patterns over time. The purpose of this study was to examine participation prevalence and trends in yoga/Pilates and t'ai chi/qigong over a ten-year period in a nationally representative sample of Australians aged 15 years and over, with particular attention to sex and age...
June 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584553/comparison-of-the-effect-of-acupressure-and-pilates-based-exercises-on-sleep-quality-of-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Maryam Ahmadinezhad, Marzieh Kargar, Fatemeh Vizeshfar, Mohammad J Hadianfard
BACKGROUND: Postmenopausal women experience a variety of symptoms, among which sleep disorder is one of the most common problems. Acupressure and Pilates exercise programs are effective nonpharmaceutical treatments which can improve sleep quality. In the present study, we aimed to compare the effects of acupressure and Pilates-based exercises on the sleep quality of postmenopausal women referred to medical clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this single-blinded randomized controlled clinical trial, we recruited 108 women aged 40-60 years who were randomly assigned into one control and two intervention groups using balanced block randomization method (three groups of 36 each)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577223/correspondence-between-negative-symptoms-and-potential-sources-of-secondary-negative-symptoms-over-time
#20
Aida Farreny, Mark Savill, Stefan Priebe
There has been a debate in the literature about the distinction between primary and secondary negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Our aim was to study the associations between negative symptoms and potential sources of secondary negative symptoms over time. A sample of 275 participants with at least mid-moderate negative symptoms was randomized into body psychotherapy or Pilates class in a previous study. No significant differences were found between groups over time and changes in the symptom domains were modest...
June 2, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
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