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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777980/trunk-postural-adjustments-medium-term-reliability-and-correlation-with-changes-of-clinical-outcomes-following-an-8-week-lumbar-stabilization-exercise-program
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Jean-Alexandre Boucher, Richard Preuss, Sharon M Henry, Marilee Nugent, Christian Larivière
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) has been previously associated with delayed anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) determined by trunk muscle activation. Lumbar stabilization exercise programs (LSEP) for patients with LBP may restore the trunk neuromuscular control of the lumbar spine, and normalize APAs. This exploratory study aimed at testing the reliability of EMG and kinematics-based postural adjustment measures over an 8-week interval, assessing their sensitivity to LBP status and treatment and examining their relationship with clinical outcomes...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772853/-treatment-of-migrated-lumbar-disc-herniation-with-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-and-target-foraminoplasty
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Pei-Ming Sang, Ming Zhang, Bin-Hui Chen, Shi-Rong Gu, Liang-Jie Lu, Jie Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with target foraminoplasty in treating migrated lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: From June 2015 to January 2016, 25 patients with migrated lumbar disc herniation were treated with percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy with target foraminoplasty. A total of 14 males and 11 females, aging from 23 to 52 years old (average: 37.6) were enrolled in this study. Discectomy occurred in L₂,₃ of 1 case, L₃,₄ of 3 cases, L₄,₅ of 12 cases, L₅S₁ of 9 cases...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772412/tactile-cues-can-change-movement-an-example-using-tape-to-redistribute-flexion-from-the-lumbar-spine-to-the-hips-and-knees-during-lifting
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Brendan L Pinto, Shawn M Beaudette, Stephen H M Brown
Given the appropriate cues, kinematic factors associated with low back injury risk and pain, such as spine flexion, can be avoided. Recent research has demonstrated the potential for tactile sensory information to change movement. In this study an athletic strapping tape was applied bilaterally along the lumbar extensor muscles to provide continuous tactile feedback information during a repeated lifting and lowering task. The presence of the tape resulted in a statistically significant reduction in lumbar spine flexion when compared to a baseline condition in which no tape was present...
May 14, 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772368/volumetric-muscle-measurements-indicate-significant-muscle-degeneration-in-single-level-disc-herniation-patients
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Kaan Yaltırık, Burhan Oral Güdü, Yüksel Işık, Çiğdem Altunok, Ufuk Tipi, Başar Atalay
INTRODUCTION: There is a strong relationship between lower back pain and paraspinal muscle atrophy. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of lumbar paravertebral muscle atrophy in patients with and without single level disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 110 retrospectively analyzed patients in this study were divided into two groups. Group A included 55 patients with radiologically confirmed single level disc herniation with back pain and radiculopathy...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771462/different-neural-activities-support-auditory-working-memory-in-musicians-and-bilinguals
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Claude Alain, Yasha Khatamian, Yu He, Yunjo Lee, Sylvain Moreno, Ada W S Leung, Ellen Bialystok
Musical training and bilingualism benefit executive functioning and working memory (WM)-however, the brain networks supporting this advantage are not well specified. Here, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging and the n-back task to assess WM for spatial (sound location) and nonspatial (sound category) auditory information in musician monolingual (musicians), nonmusician bilinguals (bilinguals), and nonmusician monolinguals (controls). Musicians outperformed bilinguals and controls on the nonspatial WM task...
May 17, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770501/correlation-between-cycling-power-and-muscle-thickness-in-cyclists
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Hyung-Jin Lee, Kang-Woo Lee, Yong-Woo Lee, Hee-Jin Kim
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between muscle thickness (MT) and cycling power in varsity cyclists using ultrasonography (US) and to identify any differences in MT between short- and long-distance cyclists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve cyclists participated in this study. Real-time two-dimensional B-mode US was used to measure the MT in the anterior thigh, anterior lower leg, and trunk, especially in the abdominal and lumbar regions...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769759/a-p2p-botnet-detection-scheme-based-on-decision-tree-and-adaptive-multilayer-neural-networks
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Mohammad Alauthaman, Nauman Aslam, Li Zhang, Rafe Alasem, M A Hossain
In recent years, Botnets have been adopted as a popular method to carry and spread many malicious codes on the Internet. These malicious codes pave the way to execute many fraudulent activities including spam mail, distributed denial-of-service attacks and click fraud. While many Botnets are set up using centralized communication architecture, the peer-to-peer (P2P) Botnets can adopt a decentralized architecture using an overlay network for exchanging command and control data making their detection even more difficult...
2018: Neural Computing & Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765877/gender-related-differences-in-reliability-of-thorax-lumbar-and-pelvis-kinematics-during-gait-in-patients-with-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain
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Rasool Bagheri, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mehdi Dadgoo, Amir Ahmadi, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Amir-Salar Jafarpisheh
Objective: To evaluate test-retest reliability of trunk kinematics relative to the pelvis during gait in two groups (males and females) of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) using three-dimensional motion capture system. Methods: A convenience sample of 40 NCLBP participants (20 males and 20 females) was evaluated in two sessions. Participants were asked to walk with self-selected speed and kinematics of thorax and lumbar spine were captured using a 6-infrared-cameras motion-analyzer system...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765264/coping-with-loss-of-ability-vs-emotional-control-and-self-esteem-in-women-after-mastectomy
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Katarzyna Cieślak, Wojciech Golusiński
Aim: Does coping with the loss of ability depend on self-esteem and emotional control? Background: Persons who experience losses in two dimensions, i.e. health and ability can deal with the loss by physical therapy, and also by mental and socio-professional rehabilitation. But far and foremost, it is the personality of the person who experiences the loss that matters most. Materials and methods: The study included 37 patients after mastectomy...
May 2018: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764819/penetrating-trauma-causing-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-without-nerve-root-damage
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Holly Carpenter, Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Ajay K Asokan, Roland Fernandes
A 19-year-old man with a stab injury to the lower back presented with no focal neurology or haemodynamic instability. He complained of a headache that was improved by lying flat and underwent imaging to look for damage to local structures. He was found to have air in his intraspinal space. Initially this case was managed conservatively; however, 2 weeks after discharge, he presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak from his wound. This was managed with neurosurgical intervention and watertight closure of fascia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764466/validity-of-shoe-type-inertial-measurement-units-for-parkinson-s-disease-patients-during-treadmill-walking
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Myeounggon Lee, Changhong Youm, Jeanhong Jeon, Sang-Myung Cheon, Hwayoung Park
BACKGROUND: When examining participants with pathologies, a shoe-type inertial measurement unit (IMU) system with sensors mounted on both the left and right outsoles may be more useful for analysis and provide better stability for the sensor positions than previous methods using a single IMU sensor or attached to the lower back and a foot. However, there have been few validity analyses of shoe-type IMU systems versus reference systems for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) walking continuously with a steady-state gait in a single direction...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764423/multidisciplinary-biopsychosocial-rehabilitation-for-chronic-low-back-pain-the-need-to-present-minimal-important-differences-units-in-meta-analyses
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Silvia Gianola, Anita Andreano, Greta Castellini, Lorenzo Moja, Maria Grazia Valsecchi
BACKGROUND: The results of meta-analyses are all too often elusive, making it difficult to interpret their relevance for clinical practice. Reporting them in minimal important difference (MID) units could improve the interpretation of evidence in meta-analyses. The aim of this study was to compare, via calculation of MID units, outcomes after multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) versus usual care for pain relief in chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: We re-analyzed the data of a published Cochrane review on MBR...
May 15, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
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Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760301/relationship-between-concealment-of-emotions-at-work-and-musculoskeletal-symptoms-results-from-the-third-korean-working-conditions-survey
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Kyungyong Jung, Dae Hwan Kim, Ji Young Ryu
In this study, we explored the relationship between concealing emotions at work and musculoskeletal symptoms in Korean workers using data from a national, population-based survey. Data were obtained from the third Korean Working Conditions Survey in 2011. We investigated the prevalence of three musculoskeletal symptoms ("back pain", "pain in the upper extremities", and "pain in the lower extremities"). Multiple logistic regression analysis was also performed to determine odds ratios (ORs) for musculoskeletal symptoms according to concealing emotions at work, adjusting for socioeconomic factors...
May 11, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759006/interplay-between-hypercholesterolaemia-and-inflammation-in-atherosclerosis-translating-experimental-targets-into-clinical-practice
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José Tuñón, Magnus Bäck, Lina Badimón, Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, Bertrand Cariou, Mat J Daemen, Jesus Egido, Paul C Evans, Sheila E Francis, Daniel Fj Ketelhuth, Esther Lutgens, Christian M Matter, Claudia Monaco, Sabine Steffens, Erik Stroes, Cécile Vindis, Christian Weber, Imo E Hoefer
Dyslipidaemia and inflammation are closely interconnected in their contribution to atherosclerosis. In fact, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-lowering drugs have anti-inflammatory effects. The Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcome Study (CANTOS) has shown that interleukin (IL)-1β blockade reduces the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients with previous myocardial infarction and C-reactive protein levels >2 mg/L. These data confirm the connection between lipids and inflammation, as lipids activate the Nod-like receptor protein 3 inflammasome that leads to IL-1β activation...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757232/ultrasonically-modified-amended-cloud-point-extraction-for-simultaneous-pre-concentration-of-neonicotinoid-insecticide-residues
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Rawikan Kachangoon, Jitlada Vichapong, Rodjana Burakham, Yanawath Santaladchaiyakit, Supalax Srijaranai
An effective pre-concentration method, namely amended-cloud point extraction (CPE), has been developed for the extraction and pre-concentration of neonicotinoid insecticide residues. The studied analytes including clothianidin, imidacloprid, acetamiprid, thiamethoxam and thiacloprid were chosen as a model compound. The amended-CPE procedure included two cloud point processes. Triton™ X-114 was used to extract neonicotinoid residues into the surfactant-rich phase and then the analytes were transferred into an alkaline solution with the help of ultrasound energy...
May 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756322/european-medicines-agency-approval-of-new-glucose-lowering-medicines-for-type-2-diabetes
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Clifford J Bailey
Since 2005 all new glucose-lowering medicines to be used in Europe have required approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) through a centralised procedure [1]. This involves assessment of a detailed file of data generated during the preclinical studies and phase 1-3 clinical trials, along with the proposed product label. The file is subject to internal review and some aspects may also receive external review, giving rise to questions that are referred back to the sponsor and may lead to additional studies...
May 13, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754740/detection-of-endometrial-cancer-cells-in-the-fallopian-tube-lumen-is-associated-with-adverse-prognostic-factors-and-reduced-survival
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Ashley S Felix, Jennifer A Sinnott, Monica Hagan Vetter, Jennifer Rhoades, David E Cohn, Floor J Backes, Mark E Sherman, Adrian A Suarez
OBJECTIVE: Stage is a critical determinant of prognosis and treatment for endometrial cancer (EC) patients. Women who have had a tubal ligation for sterilization have improved EC survival, secondary to lower stage at presentation, suggesting that transtubal spread may represent an important route of metastasis. We evaluated detection of intraluminal tumor cells (ILTCs) in relation to tumor characteristics and survival. METHODS: One pathologist retrospectively evaluated hematoxylin and eosin sections of routinely collected fallopian tubes for ILTCs from 295 EC patients, masked to outcome...
May 10, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753800/effect-of-sexual-intercourse-on-lower-extremity-muscle-force-in-strength-trained-men
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Leah M Valenti, Claudia Suchil, Gabriel Beltran, Roman C Rogers, Emily A Massey, Todd A Astorino
BACKGROUND: Sex has been deemed taboo for athletic performance going back to ancient Rome and Greece, as the act of sex was thought to promote ease and a sense of relaxation. AIM: This study examined the effect of sexual intercourse completed 12 hours before a bout of isokinetic dynamometry on muscle force production in strength-trained men. METHODS: 12 Healthy physically active men (age = 25.6 ± 3.8 years) who were sexually active participated in this study...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753661/lower-extremity-ct-angiography-at-80-kvp-using-iterative-model-reconstruction
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B Liu, S Gao, Z Chang, C Wang, Z Liu, J Zheng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of 80 kVp and iterative model reconstruction (IMR) in lower extremity computed tomography angiography (CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients were randomly assigned to Group A or Group B (both n=30) to further undergo CTA. Group A received Protocol 1 (P1) with 120 kVp, 180mAs, and 100mL of contrast agent with filtered back-projection (FBP). Group B received Protocol 2 (P2) and Protocol 3 (P3) with 80 kVp, 140mAs and 75mL of contrast agent with hybrid iterative reconstruction (P2) and IMR (P3)...
May 9, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
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