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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037618/immediate-effect-of-mental-practice-with-and-without-mirror-therapy-on-muscle-activation-in-hemiparetic-stroke-patients
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Tamise Aguiar Caires, Luciane Fernanda Rodrigues Martinho Fernandes, Lislei Jorge Patrizzi, Rafael de Almeida Oliveira, Luciane Aparecida Pascucci Sande de Souza
Mental practice (MP) consists of the repeated mental rehearsal of a physical skill without movement, called motor imagery (MI). Studies show that MP and MI associated mirror therapy (MPMT) may improve muscle control of the upper limbs in hemiparesis. This study aimed to evaluate muscle activation during active flexion of the wrist (MA), MP, and MPMT in patients with history of stroke and hemiparesis. Individuals diagnosed with stroke showing sequelae of upper limb hemiparesis were enrolled. The flexor carpi ulnaris was analyzed using electromyography during tasks (MA, MP, MPMT) involving wrist flexion...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037095/biological-dose-and-complication-probabilities-for-the-rectum-and-bladder-based-on-linear-energy-transfer-distributions-in-spot-scanning-proton-therapy-of-prostate-cancer
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Jesper Pedersen, Jørgen B B Petersen, Camilla H Stokkevåg, Kristian S Ytre-Hauge, Stella Flampouri, Zuofeng Li, Nancy Mendenhall, Ludvig P Muren
BACKGROUND: The increased linear energy transfer (LET) at the end of the Bragg peak causes concern for an elevated and spatially varying relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of proton therapy (PT), often in or close to dose-limiting normal tissues. In this study, we investigated dose-averaged LET (LETd) distributions for spot scanning PT of prostate cancer patients using different beam angle configurations. In addition, we derived RBE-weighted (RBEw) dose distributions and related normal tissue complication probabilities (NTCPs) for the rectum and bladder...
October 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036711/impacts-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-on-1-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-controlled-population-based-mirror-image-study
#3
Hai-Ti Lin, Shi-Kai Liu, Ming H Hsieh, Yi-Ling Chien, I-Ming Chen, Shih-Cheng Liao, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chi-Shin Wu
Objectives: Despite the decline in the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with schizophrenia, ECT augmentation is still recommended for those with poor response to standard pharmacological intervention. However, the effectiveness of augmentation of antipsychotics with ECT on long-term clinical outcomes needs to be verified in an expanded sample. Methods: Patients who were hospitalized for schizophrenia and received ECT for the first time during that hospitalization were identified from the total population health insurance database in Taiwan between 2002 and 2011...
September 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023827/tnf%C3%AE-and-il-17a-are-differentially-expressed-in-psoriasis-like-vs-eczema-like-drug-reactions-to-tnf%C3%AE-antagonists
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C Deubelbeiss, A G A Kolios, L E French, N Yawalkar, W Kempf, K Kerl, B Meier, F Anzengruber, A A Navarini
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) blocking drugs are in use for a wide range of autoimmune disorders. In up to 5% of patients, this class of drugs produces puzzling cutaneous side effects that are the subject of this investigation, namely psoriasiform and eczema-like skin inflammation. These side effects can occur after any time of treatment and regardless of the underlying disorders. The exact pathophysiology is as yet unknown. METHODS: 33 patients (19 female, average age 52 years) who had a cutaneous reaction to infliximab, adalimumab or etanercept were included...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022848/the-theory-and-art-of-child-psychotherapy-a-corrective-developmental-approach
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Robert Friedman
The history of child psychotherapy is sketched from the psychoanalytic pioneers Anna Freud and Melanie Klein to the popular "nondirective" approach of Virginia Axline. The author's approach to child psychotherapy, based on contemporary psychoanalytic theories, allows the therapist to play any parental role that helps to repair developmental deficiencies and conflicts. These include nurturing, supporting, mirroring, role modeling, challenging, and limit setting. Following Winnicott, psychotherapy is conceived as a play space in which therapist and child are both spontaneous...
October 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988547/systematic-review-of-the-efficacy-of-non-pharmacological-interventions-in-people-with-lewy-body-dementia
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Hamilton Morrin, Ton Fang, Donald Servant, Dag Aarsland, Anto P Rajkumar
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological interventions for Lewy body dementia (LBD), especially for its non-cognitive symptoms, are limited in their efficacy and tolerability. Clinicians are often uncertain about non-pharmacological interventions and their efficacy in managing cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms of LBD. Therefore, we aimed to systematically review the existing literature on non-pharmacological interventions for people with LBD. METHODS: We carried out a systematic search using six databases...
October 9, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983271/-health-in-the-mirror-an-unconventional-approach-to-unmet-psychological-needs-in-oncology
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Valentina E Di Mattei, Letizia Carnelli, Paola Taranto, Martina Bernardi, Chiara Brombin, Federica Cugnata, Angela Noviello, Morag Currin, Giorgia Mangili, Emanuela Rabaiotti, Lucio Sarno, Massimo Candiani
Background: The introduction of aesthetic care programs for cancer patients inside hospitals could help patients cope with the side effects of both disease and treatment. The specific objective of this study is to evaluate whether a complementary and supportive program, called "Health in the Mirror," has a positive effect on participants by analyzing certain psychological variables. Methods: Eighty-eight female cancer patients were included in this analysis. The support program is composed of three group aesthetic interventions that address both physical and psychological aspects that accompany cancer and its treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978349/effects-of-action-observation-therapy-and-mirror-therapy-after-stroke-on-rehabilitation-outcomes-and-neural-mechanisms-by-meg-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tsai-Yu Shih, Ching-Yi Wu, Keh-Chung Lin, Chia-Hsiung Cheng, Yu-Wei Hsieh, Chia-Ling Chen, Chih-Jou Lai, Chih-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND: Loss of upper-extremity motor function is one of the most debilitating deficits following stroke. Two promising treatment approaches, action observation therapy (AOT) and mirror therapy (MT), aim to enhance motor learning and promote neural reorganization in patients through different afferent inputs and patterns of visual feedback. Both approaches involve different patterns of motor observation, imitation, and execution but share some similar neural bases of the mirror neuron system...
October 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971061/correction-effects-of-mirror-therapy-using-a-tablet-pc-on-central-facial-paresis-in-stroke-patients
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Jung-A Kang, Min Ho Chun, Su Jin Choi, Min Cheol Chang, You Gyoung Yi
[This corrects the article on p. 347 in vol. 41, PMID: 28758071.].
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966005/electroneurography-in-the-acute-stage-of-facial-palsy-as-a-predictive-factor-for-the-development-of-facial-synkinesis-sequela
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Takahiro Azuma, Katsuhiko Nakamura, Mika Takahashi, Hitomi Miyoshi, Naoki Toda, Hidetaka Iwasaki, Noriaki Takeda
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether the value of ENoG is a predictive factor for the development of facial synkinesis in patients with facial palsy. METHODS: The degree of oral-ocular synkinesis was evaluated quantitatively by an asymmetry of the interpalpebral space width during the mouth movement (% eye opening). Twenty healthy volunteers without a history of facial palsy (12 men and 8 women; 25-65 years old; mean age: 42.3±9.7years) were included in the study to examine the normal range of % eye opening...
September 28, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961260/biochemical-phenotyping-unravels-novel-metabolic-abnormalities-and-potential-biomarkers-associated-with-treatment-of-glut1-deficiency-with-ketogenic-diet
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Gerarda Cappuccio, Michele Pinelli, Marianna Alagia, Taraka Donti, Debra-Lynn Day-Salvatore, Pierangelo Veggiotti, Valentina De Giorgis, Simona Lunghi, Maria Stella Vari, Pasquale Striano, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri, Adam D Kennedy, Sarah H Elsea
Global metabolomic profiling offers novel opportunities for the discovery of biomarkers and for the elucidation of pathogenic mechanisms that might lead to the development of novel therapies. GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) is an inborn error of metabolism due to reduced function of glucose transporter type 1. Clinical presentation of GLUT1-DS is heterogeneous and the disorder mirrors patients with epilepsy, movement disorders, or any paroxysmal events or unexplained neurological manifestation triggered by exercise or fasting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956807/long-term-therapy-outcomes-when-treating-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-paricalcitol-in-german-and-austrian-clinical-practice-top-study
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Nicholas Obermüller, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Hans-Walter Müller, Dennis Hidde, András Veres, Sabine Decker-Burgard, Isolde Weisz, Helmut Geiger
Paricalcitol is approved for prevention and therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism (sHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with only short-term data in clinical routine settings. A 12-month observational study was conducted in Germany and Austria (90 centers, 761 patients) from 2008 to 2013. Laboratory values, demographical, and clinical data were documented in 629 dialysis patients and 119 predialysis patients. In predialysis patients, median intact parathormone (iPTH) was 180.0 pg/mL (n = 105) at the start of the study, 115...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949281/effect-of-activity-based-mirror-therapy-on-lower-limb-motor-recovery-and-gait-in-stroke-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kamal Narayan Arya, Shanta Pandian, Vikas Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of activity-based mirror therapy (MT) on motor recovery and gait in chronic poststroke hemiparetic subjects. DESIGN: A randomised, controlled, assessor-blinded trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation institute. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six chronic poststroke (15.89 ± 9.01 months) hemiparetic subjects (age: 46.44 ± 7.89 years, 30 men and functional ambulation classification of median level 3)...
September 26, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944954/multicentre-cohort-study-to-define-and-validate-pathological-assessment-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-oesophagogastric-adenocarcinoma
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F Noble, M A Lloyd, R Turkington, E Griffiths, M O'Donovan, J R O'Neill, S Mercer, S L Parsons, R C Fitzgerald, T J Underwood
BACKGROUND: This multicentre cohort study sought to define a robust pathological indicator of clinically meaningful response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in oesophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS: A questionnaire was distributed to 11 UK upper gastrointestinal cancer centres to determine the use of assessment of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Records of consecutive patients undergoing oesophagogastric resection at seven centres between January 2000 and December 2013 were reviewed...
September 25, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944527/psychophysiological-changes-during-pure-vs-guided-mirror-exposure-therapies-in-women-with-high-body-dissatisfaction-what-are-they-learning-about-their-bodies
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Sandra Díaz-Ferrer, Sonia Rodríguez-Ruiz, Blanca Ortega-Roldán, José Luis Mata-Martín, M Carmen Fernández-Santaella
This study aimed to examine the psychophysiological changes resulting from two mirror exposure treatments that are effective at reducing body dissatisfaction. Thirty-five university women with body dissatisfaction and subclinical eating disorders were randomly assigned to one of two groups: pure (n = 17) or guided exposure (n = 18). The participants received six sessions of treatment. Their thoughts, feelings and avoidance behaviours were assessed after each session. Their subjective discomfort, heart rate and skin conductance were assessed within the sessions...
September 24, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944120/treatment-of-male-breast-cancer-by-dual-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-her2-blockade-and-response-prediction-using-novel-optical-tomography-imaging-a-case-report
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Debasmita Saha, Susan Tannenbaum, Quing Zhu
Male breast cancer, although rare, is on the rise. Prospective clinical trials are unlikely and current management mirrors that of post-menopausal women. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy is widely used and pathologic complete response (pCR) predicts long-term survival. The addition of dual HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) blockade has shown the highest pCR rates; however, there is no published data of this approach in men. Also, newer monitoring tools are necessary during a neoadjuvant therapy to help personalize treatment...
July 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939224/phase-1-2-dose-escalation-study-of-the-use-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-to-treat-the-prostate-and-pelvic-nodes-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#17
Miguel Reis Ferreira, Atia Khan, Karen Thomas, Lesley Truelove, Helen McNair, Annie Gao, Chris C Parker, Robert Huddart, Margaret Bidmead, Ros Eeles, Vincent Khoo, Nicholas J van As, Vibeke N Hansen, David P Dearnaley
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of dose escalation and hypofractionation of pelvic lymph node intensity modulated radiation therapy (PLN-IMRT) in prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS AND MATERIALS: In a phase 1/2 study, patients with advanced localized PCa were sequentially treated with 70 to 74 Gy to the prostate and dose-escalating PLN-IMRT at doses of 50 Gy (cohort 1), 55 Gy (cohort 2), and 60 Gy (cohort 3) in 35 to 37 fractions. Two hypofractionated cohorts received 60 Gy to the prostate and 47 Gy to PLN in 20 fractions over 4 weeks (cohort 4) and 5 weeks (cohort 5)...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934247/the-extent-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-determines-the-severity-of-cerebral-injury-and-neurobehavioural-deficits-in-rodents
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Crystal A Ruff, Stuart D Faulkner, Prakasham Rumajogee, Stephanie Beldick, Warren Foltz, Jennifer Corrigan, Alfred Basilious, Shangjun Jiang, Shanojan Thiyagalingam, Jerome Y Yager, Michael G Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical pediatric neurodevelopmental disorder and spastic diplegic injury is its most frequent subtype. CP results in substantial neuromotor and cognitive impairments that have significant socioeconomic impact. Despite this, its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and etiology remain incompletely understood. Furthermore, there is a need for clinically relevant injury models, which a) reflect the heterogeneity of the condition and b) can be used to evaluate new translational therapies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932489/the-impact-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-routine-laboratory-parameters
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András Mihály Boros, Péter Perge, Klaudia Vivien Nagy, Astrid Apor, Zsolt Bagyura, Endre Zima, Levente Molnár, Tamás Tahin, Dávid Becker, László Gellér, Béla Merkely, Gábor Széplaki
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in chronic heart failure has been shown to improve mortality and morbidity. However, comprehensive data are not available as concerns how circulating biomarkers reflecting different organ functions, such as serum uric acid, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), albumin, cholesterol, or various liver enzymes, change over time as a consequence of CRT. The aim of this prospective study was to overview these possible changes. METHODS: A total of 20 routine laboratory parameters were measured in 122 control subjects and in 129 patients with chronic heart failure before CRT, 6 months, and 2 years later...
March 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926803/distribution-of-chromosome-breakpoints-in-benzene-exposed-and-unexposed-aml-patients
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Patrick J Kerzic, Richard D Irons
Results of laboratory studies and investigations of occupationally exposed healthy individuals have been used to develop a mode of action for benzene-induced leukemia that mirrors disease following treatment with chemotherapeutic agents. Recently we have described series of AML and MDS cases with benzene exposure history, and have provided cytogenetic, molecular, and pathologic evidence that these cases differ significantly in many features from therapy-related disease. Here we have extended this work, and describe chromosome breakpoints across 441 identifiable regions, in terms of gains or losses, in 710 AML cases collected during the Shanghai Health Study, which include 75 with a history of benzene exposure...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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