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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540011/effectiveness-of-vision-therapy-in-school-children-with-symptomatic-convergence-insufficiency
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Jung Un Jang, Jung Yun Jang, Kim Tai-Hyung, Hwang Woon Moon
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of vision therapy among Korean elementary school children with convergence insufficiency. METHODS: A total of 235 elementary schoolchildren, 10.13 ± 2.45 years of age, were subjected to thorough eye examination including binocular vision testing. Of them, 32 individuals with symptomatic convergence insufficiency without strabismus, amblyopia, and ocular disease were chosen to receive vision therapy via brock string, barrel card, mirror stereoscope, prism goggles, and aperture rule for a duration of 8 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533774/the-role-of-ifn-%C3%AE-during-the-course-of-sepsis-progression-and-its-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Gorjana Rackov, Rahman Shokri, Melchor Álvarez De Mon, Carlos Martínez-A, Dimitrios Balomenos
Sepsis is a complex biphasic syndrome characterized by both pro- and anti-inflammatory immune states. Whereas early sepsis mortality is caused by an acute, deleterious pro-inflammatory response, the second sepsis phase is governed by acute immunosuppression, which predisposes patients to long-term risk for life-threatening secondary infections. Despite extensive basic research and clinical trials, there is to date no specific therapy for sepsis, and mortality rates are on the rise. Although IFN-β is one of the most-studied cytokines, its diverse effects are not fully understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532877/task-based-mirror-therapy-enhances-ipsilesional-motor-functions-in-stroke-a-pilot-study
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Kamal Narayan Arya, Shanta Pandian, Dharmendra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of Mirror therapy (MT) on dexterity, coordination, and muscle strength of the less-affected upper limb in stroke. DESIGN: Pre-test post-test, single group, experimental design. SETTING: Rehabilitation institute. PARTICIPANTS: Post-stroke hemiparetic chronic subjects (N = 21). INTERVENTIONS: Forty sessions of MT using various tasks in addition to the conventional rehabilitation...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506003/synergy-effects-of-combined-multichannel-emg-triggered-electrical-stimulation-and-mirror-therapy-in-subacute-stroke-patients-with-severe-or-very-severe-arm-hand-paresis
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Thomas Schick, Hans-Peter Schlake, Juliane Kallusky, Günter Hohlfeld, Maria Steinmetz, Florian Tripp, Karsten Krakow, Michaela Pinter, Christian Dohle
BACKGROUND: Neurorehabilitation requires the development of severity-dependent and successful therapies for arm/hand rehabilitation in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of adding mirror therapy to bilateral EMG-triggered multi-channel electrostimulation for the treatment of severe arm/hand paresis in stroke patients. METHODS: The subjects of this randomized, controlled, multicentre study were stroke patients who had suffered their first insult between 1 and 6 months before study start and had severe or very severe arm/hand paresis, as classified by Fugl-Meyer-Assessment...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502530/the-operating-room-of-the-future-versus-the-future-of-the-operating-room
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REVIEW
Amin B Kassam, Richard A Rovin, Sarika Walia, Srikant Chakravarthi, Juanita Celix, Jonathan Jennings, Sammy Khalili, Lior Gonen, Alejandro Monroy-Sosa, Melanie B Fukui
Technological advancement in the operating room is evolving into a dynamic system mirroring that of the aeronautics industry. Through data visualization, information is continuously being captured, collected, and stored on a scalable informatics platform for rapid, intuitive, iterative learning. The authors believe this philosophy (paradigm) will feed into an intelligent informatics domain fully accessible to all and geared toward precision, cell-based therapy in which tissue can be targeted and interrogated in situ...
June 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500877/clinically-isolated-aortitis-pitfalls-progress-and-possibilities
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Ilkay Cinar, He Wang, James R Stone
Non-infectious aortitis may be caused by several distinct systemic rheumatologic diseases. In some patients, aortitis is identified either pathologically or radiologically in the absence of clinical evidence of a systemic vasculitis. By consensus nomenclature, such cases are referred to as clinically isolated aortitis (CIA). Some systemic disorders may initially present as CIA including giant cell arteritis (GCA), IgG4-related disease, infectious aortitis, and granulomatosis with polyangiitis. CIA most commonly occurs in women of European descent over the age of 50 and, thus, mirrors the gender, age, and geographic distribution of GCA...
April 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497930/mirror-therapy-for-involuntary-movement-due-to-chronic-thalamic-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Seiji Miura, Makoto Ueno, Ryuji Miyata, Eriko Maniwa, Seiji Etoh, Megumi Shimodozono
BACKGROUND: Some stroke survivors suffer from involuntary movement, which often disturbs upper-limb function, but there are few effective modality options. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old man presented with persisting right-upper-limb hemiballism due to left thalamic hemorrhage 10 years before. We provided inpatient rehabilitation, including repetitive-facilitative exercise and task-related training, and prescribed clonazepam from day 5 after admission. However, the affected upper limb showed no significant change and remained nonfunctional...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483657/immediate-effects-of-mirror-therapy-in-patients-with-shoulder-pain-and-decreased-range-of-motion
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Adriaan Louw, Emilio J Puentedura, Dave Reese, Paula Parker, Terra Miller, Paul Mintken
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a brief single component of the graded motor imagery (GMI) sequence (mirror therapy) on active range of motion (AROM), pain, fear-avoidance and pain catastrophization in patients with shoulder pain. DESIGN: Single-blind case series SETTING: Three outpatient physical therapy clinics PARTICIPANTS: Patients with shoulder pain and limited AROM. INTERVENTIONS: Patients moved their unaffected shoulder through comfortable AROM in front of a mirror so that it appeared that they were moving their affected shoulder...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478736/computerised-mirror-therapy-with-augmented-reflection-technology-for-early-stroke-rehabilitation-clinical-feasibility-and-integration-as-an-adjunct-therapy
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Simon Hoermann, Luara Ferreira Dos Santos, Nadine Morkisch, Katrin Jettkowski, Moran Sillis, Hemakumar Devan, Parimala S Kanagasabai, Henning Schmidt, Jörg Krüger, Christian Dohle, Holger Regenbrecht, Leigh Hale, Nicholas J Cutfield
PURPOSE: New rehabilitation strategies for post-stroke upper limb rehabilitation employing visual stimulation show promising results, however, cost-efficient and clinically feasible ways to provide these interventions are still lacking. An integral step is to translate recent technological advances, such as in virtual and augmented reality, into therapeutic practice to improve outcomes for patients. This requires research on the adaptation of the technology for clinical use as well as on the appropriate guidelines and protocols for sustainable integration into therapeutic routines...
July 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476943/patterns-of-chemotherapy-use-in-a-u-s-based-cohort-of-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer
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Thomas A Abrams, Gary Meyer, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Brian M Wolpin, Deborah Schrag, Charles S Fuchs
PURPOSE: Few population studies have examined patterns of systemic therapy administration in metastatic pancreatic cancer (MPC) or the predictors associated with specific treatment choices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We assessed 4,011 consecutive MPC patients who received chemotherapy between January 2005 and December 2015 at academic, private, and community-based oncology practices subscribing to a U.S.-wide chemotherapy order entry system capturing disease, patient, provider, and treatment data...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471274/contrasting-phenotypes-in-resistance-to-thyroid-hormone-%C3%AE-correlate-with-divergent-properties-of-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-1-mutant-proteins
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Carla Moran, Maura Agostini, Anne McGowan, Erik Schoenmakers, Louise Fairall, Greta Lyons, Odelia Rajanayagam, Laura Watson, Amaka C Offiah, John Stephen Barton, Susan Price, John Wr Schwabe, V Krishna Chatterjee
BACKGROUND: Resistance to Thyroid Hormone alpha (RTHα), a disorder characterised by tissue-selective hypothyroidism and near-normal thyroid function tests due to thyroid receptor α gene mutations, is rare but probably underrecognised. We sought to correlate the clinical characteristics and response to thyroxine therapy in two adolescent RTHα patients with the properties of the <i>THRA</i> mutation, affecting both TRα1 and TRα2 proteins, they harboured. METHODS: Clinical, auxological, biochemical and physiological parameters were assessed in each patient at baseline and after thyroxine therapy...
May 4, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468778/modeling-of-patient-derived-xenografts-in-colorectal-cancer
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Anastasia Katsiampoura, Kanwal Raghav, Zhi-Qin Jiang, David G Menter, Andreas Varkaris, Maria P Morelli, Shanequa Manuel, Ji Wu, Alexey V Sorokin, Bahar Salimian Rizi, Cristopher Bristow, Feng Tian, Susan Airhart, Mingshan Cheng, Bradley M Broom, Jeffrey Morris, Michael J Overman, Garth Powis, Scott Kopetz
Developing realistic preclinical models using clinical samples that mirror complex tumor biology and behavior are vital to advancing cancer research. While cell-line cultures have been helpful in generating preclinical data, the genetic divergence between these and corresponding primary tumors has limited clinical translation. Conversely, patient derived xenografts (PDXs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) are highly representative of the genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity in the original tumor. Coupled with high-throughput analyses and bioinformatics, these PDXs represent robust preclinical tools for biomarkers, therapeutic target and drug discovery...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459163/effects-of-mirror-therapy-combined-with-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-motor-recovery-of-lower-limbs-and-walking-ability-of-patients-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Qun Xu, Feng Guo, Hassan M Abo Salem, Hong Chen, Xiaolin Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of mirror therapy combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation in promoting motor recovery of the lower limbs and walking ability in patients suffering from foot drop after stroke. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation center of a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS: Sixty-nine patients with foot drop. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly divided into three groups: control, mirror therapy, and mirror therapy + neuromuscular electrical stimulation...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452872/combination-therapy-of-levetiracetam-and-gabapentin-against-nonconvulsive-seizures-induced-by-penetrating-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xi-Chun M Lu, Ying Cao, Andrea Mountney, Zhilin Liao, Deborah A Shear, Frank C Tortella
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic seizures are a medical problem affecting patients with traumatic brain injury. Yet effective treatment is lacking owing to the limitations of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) applicable to these patients. METHOD: In this study, we evaluated the dose-response efficacy of levetiracetam (12.5-100.0mg/kg) and gabapentin (1.25-25.0mg/kg) administered either individually or in pairs at fixed-dose ratios as a combination in mitigating post-traumatic nonconvulsive seizures induced by severe penetrating ballistic-like brain injury (PBBI) in rats...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443082/inbred-mouse-populations-exhibit-intergenerational-changes-in-intestinal-microbiota-composition-and-function-following-introduction-to-a-facility
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Jocelyn M Choo, Paul J Trim, Lex E X Leong, Guy C J Abell, Carly Brune, Nicole Jeffries, Steve Wesselingh, T N Dear, Marten F Snel, Geraint B Rogers
Inbred mice are used to investigate many aspects of human physiology, including susceptibility to disease and response to therapies. Despite increasing evidence that the composition and function of the murine intestinal microbiota can substantially influence a broad range of experimental outcomes, relatively little is known about microbiome dynamics within experimental mouse populations. We investigated changes in the intestinal microbiome between C57BL/6J mice spanning six generations (assessed at generations 1, 2, 3, and 6), following their introduction to a stringently controlled facility...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435465/hypertension-cerebrovascular-impairment-and-cognitive-decline-in-aged-a%C3%AE-pp-ps1-mice
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Maximilian Wiesmann, Valerio Zerbi, Diane Jansen, Dieter Lütjohann, Andor Veltien, Arend Heerschap, Amanda J Kiliaan
Cardiovascular risk factors, especially hypertension, are also major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). To elucidate the underlying vascular origin of neurodegenerative processes in AD, we investigated the relation between systolic blood pressure (SBP) cerebral blood flow (CBF) and vasoreactivity with brain structure and function in a 16-18 months old double transgenic AβPPswe/PS1dE9 (AβPP/PS1) mouse model for AD. These aging AβPP/PS1 mice showed an increased SBP linked to a declined regional CBF...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434583/a-proposal-for-new-neurorehabilitative-intervention-on-moebius-syndrome-patients-after-smile-surgery-proof-of-concept-based-on-mirror-neuron-system-properties-and-hand-mouth-synergistic-activity
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REVIEW
Pier Francesco Ferrari, Anna Barbot, Bernardo Bianchi, Andrea Ferri, Gioacchino Garofalo, Nicola Bruno, Gino Coudé, Chiara Bertolini, Martina Ardizzi, Ylenia Nicolini, Mauro Belluardo, Elisa De Stefani
Studies of the last twenty years on the motor and premotor cortices of primates demonstrated that the motor system is involved in the control and initiation of movements, and in higher cognitive processes, such as action understanding, imitation, and empathy. Mirror neurons are only one example of such theoretical shift. Their properties demonstrate that motor and sensory processing are coupled in the brain. Such knowledge has been also central for designing new neurorehabilitative therapies for patients suffering from brain injuries and consequent motor deficits...
May 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419195/plasma-ctdna-ras-mutation-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-monitoring-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
J Vidal, L Muinelo, A Dalmases, F Jones, D Edelstein, M Iglesias, M Orrillo, A Abalo, C Rodríguez, E Brozos, Y Vidal, S Candamio, F Vázquez, J Ruiz, M Guix, L Visa, V Sikri, J Albanell, B Bellosillo, R López, C Montagut
Background: RAS assessement is mandatory for therapy decision in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. This determination is based on tumor tissue, however genotyping of circulating tumor (ct)DNA offers clear advantages as a minimally invasive method that represents tumor heterogeneity. Our study aims to evaluate the use of ctDNA as an alternative determining baseline RAS status and subsequent monitoring of RAS mutations during therapy as a component of routine clinical practice...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416551/comparative-pharmacodynamics-of-telavancin-and-vancomycin-in-the-neutropenic-murine-thigh-and-lung-infection-models-against-staphylococcus-aureus
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Alexander J Lepak, Miao Zhao, David R Andes
The pharmacodynamics of telavancin and vancomycin were compared using neutropenic murine thigh and lung infection models. Four S. aureus strains were included. The telavancin MIC ranged from 0.06 - 0.25 mg/L and vancomycin MIC from 1 - 4 mg/L. Plasma pharmacokinetics of escalating doses (1.25, 5, 20 and 80 mg/kg) of telavancin and vancomycin were linear over the dose range. Epithelial lining fluid (ELF) pharmacokinetics for each drug revealed penetration into the ELF mirrored the percent free fraction (not protein bound) in plasma for each drug...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411907/epidemiology-of-the-small-renal-mass-and-the-treatment-disconnect-phenomenon
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REVIEW
Robert M Turner, Todd M Morgan, Bruce L Jacobs
The incidence of kidney cancer has steadily increased over recent decades, with most new cases now found when lesions are asymptomatic and small. This downward stage migration relates to the increasing use of abdominal imaging. Three public health epidemics-smoking, hypertension, and obesity-also play roles in the increase. Treatment mirrors the rise in incidence, with increasing interest in nephron-sparing therapies. Despite earlier detection and increasing treatment, the mortality rate has not decreased. This treatment disconnect phenomenon highlights the need to decrease unnecessary treatment of indolent tumors and address modifiable risk factors to reduce incidence and mortality...
May 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
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