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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792179/hopkins-syndrome-following-the-first-episode-of-bronchial-asthma-associated-with-enterovirus-d68-a-case-report
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Fumie Hayashi, Shintaro Hayashi, Dai Matsuse, Ryo Yamasaki, Keiji Yonekura, Jun-Ichi Kira
BACKGROUND: Hopkins syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder presenting with acute flaccid paralysis of the limbs following an asthma attack. Neurologists encounter a diagnostic challenge if patients without a history of bronchial asthma develop neurologic features mimicking HS following acute respiratory distress. We report a case of HS occurring after a first episode of bronchial asthma associated with enterovirus D68 infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl developed acute respiratory distress...
May 23, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788859/female-judo-athletes-physical-test-performances-are-unrelated-to-technical-tactical-competition-skills
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Rafael L Kons, Juliano Dal Pupo, Jonathan Ache-Dias, Daniele Detanico
This study analyzed the relationship between generic and judo-specific physical test performances and technical-tactical competition performances among 19 female judo athletes. Participant data were gathered in two stages: (a) physical tests-countermovement jump (CMJ), handgrip strength, Special Judo Fitness Test and Judogi Grip Strength Test; and (b) match performances recorded for technical-tactical analysis. Pearson's linear correlation and multiple linear regression analysis showed no significant correlations between any technical-tactical parameter and judo-specific physical tests...
January 1, 2018: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781992/muscle-imbalances-testing-and-training-functional-eccentric-hamstring-strength-in-athletic-populations
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Petr Stastny, Michal Lehnert, James J Tufano
Many hamstring injuries that occur during physical activity occur while the muscles are lengthening, during eccentric hamstring muscle actions. Opposite of these eccentric hamstring actions are concentric quadriceps actions, where the larger and likely stronger quadriceps straighten the knee. Therefore, to stabilize the lower limbs during movement, the hamstrings must eccentrically combat against the strong knee-straightening torque of the quadriceps. As such, eccentric hamstring strength expressed relative to concentric quadricep strength is commonly referred to as the "functional ratio" as most movements in sports require simultaneous concentric knee extension and eccentric knee flexion...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780839/comparison-of-lower-extremity-recovery-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-transphyseal-hamstring-versus-extraphyseal-iliotibial-band-techniques-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
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Dai Sugimoto, Benton E Heyworth, Sara E Collins, Ryan T Fallon, Mininder S Kocher, Lyle J Micheli
Background: The influence of graft type on recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) has not been adequately studied in pediatric patients. Purpose: To describe lower extremity functional recovery parameters at the 6-month mark after ACLR across 3 distinct groups of skeletally immature patients: pediatric male patients with transphyseal hamstring grafts (PM-HS), pediatric female patients with transphyseal hamstring grafts (PF-HS), and pediatric male patients with extraphyseal iliotibial band grafts (PM-ITB)...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775379/decision-to-return-to-sport-participation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-ii-self-reported-and-functional-performance-outcomes
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Jennifer L Werner, Julie P Burland, Carl G Mattacola, Jenny Toonstra, Robert A English, Jennifer S Howard
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) is the most commonly used method for helping athletes regain function and return to preinjury activity levels after ACL injury. Outcomes after ACLR have suggested that athletes return to a level of function that would support a return to sport participation; however, in a recent meta-analysis, pooled return rates were only 55%. It is unclear whether this discrepancy is a result of functional impairments. OBJECTIVE:   To compare patient-reported outcomes (PROs), dynamic balance, dynamic functional performance, strength, and muscular endurance in athletes who have returned to sport (RTS) and athletes who have not returned to sport (NRTS) after ACLR...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
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Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764761/reference-values-for-muscle-strength-a-systematic-review-with-a-descriptive-meta-analysis
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Poliana do Amaral Benfica, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Luane Helena Nunes Bernardino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength is an important component of health. OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate the studies which have established the reference values for muscle strength on healthy individuals and to synthesize these values with a descriptive meta-analysis approach. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in MEDLINE, LILACS, and SciELO databases. Studies that investigated the reference values for muscle strength of two or more appendicular/axial muscle groups of health individuals were included...
May 3, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763676/effect-of-single-session-dual-tdcs-before-physical-therapy-on-lower-limb-performance-in-sub-acute-stroke-patients-a-randomized-sham-controlled-crossover-study
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Wanalee Klomjai, Benchaporn Aneksan, Anuchai Pheungphrarattanatrai, Thanwarat Chantanachai, Nattha Choowong, Soontaree Bunleukhet, Paradee Auervitchayapat, Yongchai Nilanon, Vimonwan Hiengkaew
Anodal stimulation increases cortical excitably, whereas cathodal stimulation decreases cortical excitability. Dual transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; anodal over the lesioned hemisphere, cathodal over the non-lesioned hemisphere) was found to enhance motor learning. The corresponding tDCS-induced changes were reported to reduce the inhibition exerted by the unaffected hemisphere on the affected hemisphere and restore the normal balance of the interhemispheric inhibition. Most studies were devoted to the possible modification of upper-limb motor function after tDCS; however, almost no study has demonstrated its effects on lower-limb function and gait, which are also commonly disordered in stroke patients with motor deficits...
May 12, 2018: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761113/differences-in-hip-joint-biomechanics-and-muscle-activation-in-individuals-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-compared-with-healthy-asymptomatic-individuals-is-level-ground-gait-analysis-enough
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Derek J Rutherford, Janice Moreside, Ivan Wong
Background: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a recognized cause of hip and groin pain and a significant factor in hip joint function during sport. Objective tests for understanding hip function are lacking in this population. Purpose: To determine whether biomechanical and electromyographic features of hip function during level-ground walking differ between a group diagnosed with FAI and those with no symptoms of FAI. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755852/high-frequency-generator-in-wound-healing-of-marjolin-s-ulcer-after-carcinoma-resection
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Pascale Mutti Tacani, Rogério Eduardo Tacani, Aline Fernanda Perez Machado, Débora Montezello, João Carlos Guedes Sampaio Góes, Angela Gonçalves Marx, Richard Eloin Liebano
Marjolin's ulcers (MU) are skin malignancies that form over burn injuries. These very aggressive ulcers can result in functional and wound healing impairment, and require a well thought out treatment plan. Physiotherapy offers resources to help promote recovery of these patients, as described in this case report, in which the patient with a history of burn in the lower limbs evolved to malignancy 32 years later. This patient underwent tumor resection of the left foot, with recurrence and lymphadenectomy . Physical therapy included the application of high-frequency generator (HFG) for wound healing and exercises for functional recovery...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755793/timing-of-frontal-plane-trunk-lean-not-magnitude-mediates-frontal-plane-knee-joint-loading-in-patients-with-moderate-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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Freyja Hálfdanardóttir, Dan K Ramsey, Kristín Briem
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of trunk lean and contralateral hip abductor strength on the peak knee adduction moment (KAM) and rate of loading in persons with moderate medial knee osteoarthritis. Thirty-one males (17 with osteoarthritis, 14 controls) underwent 3-dimensional motion analysis, strength testing of hip abductors, and knee range of motion (ROM) measures, as well as completing the knee osteoarthritis outcome score (KOOS). No differences were found between groups or limbs for gait cycle duration, but the osteoarthritis group had longer double-limb support during weight acceptance ( p < 0...
2018: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753997/anatomical-variation-of-the-dorsalis-pedis-artery-in-a-south-african-population-a-cadaveric-study
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S Ntuli, S Nalla, A Kiter
BACKGROUND: The dorsalis pedis artery is responsible for blood supply to the dorsal aspect of the foot and is vital in the clinical assessment of the arterial supply thereof. Clinical assessment should consider anatomical variations of dorsalis pedis artery. Clearly, a thorough understanding of the potential variations of the vasculature in the area is important for a precise clinical assessment of arterial supply to the foot. The aim of this study was to investigate the different branching patterns of the dorsalis pedis artery that exist in a South African population...
May 10, 2018: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748141/short-term-functional-advantages-after-medial-unicompartmental-versus-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Bernd Friesenbichler, Julia F Item-Glatthorn, Vanessa Wellauer, Fabian von Knoch, Nicola C Casartelli, Nicola A Maffiuletti
BACKGROUND: There are many uncertainties about the advantages and disadvantages of using unicompartmental (UKA) versus total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis. It is important to have sufficient early postoperative quadriceps strength for long-term, self-reported and gait-related outcomes after knee arthroplasty, but very limited comparative data exist regarding UKA and TKA patients. METHODS: This study assessed isometric quadriceps strength, spatio-temporal gait parameters (walking speed, step length, single-limb support phase) and self-reported outcomes (pain, function, stiffness) in 18 TKA and 18 UKA patients six months after surgery, as well as in 18 healthy controls...
May 7, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747662/progressive-mobility-program-and-technology-to-increase-the-level-of-physical-activity-and-its-benefits-in-respiratory-muscular-system-and-functionality-of-icu-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Debora Stripari Schujmann, Adriana Claudia Lunardi, Carolina Fu
BACKGROUND: Enhanced mobility in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) could minimize the negative effects of critical illness, such as declines in cognitive, muscular, respiratory, and functional capacity. We aim to compare the functional status at ICU discharge of patients who underwent a progressive mobilization protocol versus patients who received conventional physiotherapy. We also examine the level of physical activity in the ICU, the degree of pulmonary and muscle function, and the length of stay to analyze correlations between these variables...
May 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746385/strength-and-sprint-time-changes-in-response-to-repeated-shuttles-between-the-wickets-during-batting-in-cricket
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Candice Jo-Anne Christie, Bronwyn Sheppard, David Goble, Lee Pote, Timothy D Noakes
Christie CJ, Sheppard B, Goble D, Pote L, and Noakes TD. Strength and sprint time changes in response to repeated shuttles between the wickets during batting in cricket. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-No studies have investigated the impact of repeated sprints between the wickets on lower-limb strength and sprint performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess changes in knee extensor (EXT) and flexor (FLEX) strength after repeated sprints between the wickets and to relate these to changes in sprint times...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742721/coexistence-of-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-and-autoimmune-encephalitis-with-anti-crmp5-cv2-and-anti-gabab-receptor-antibodies-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#16
Hongfang Li, Aimei Zhang, Yanlei Hao, Hongzhi Guan, Zhanyun Lv
RATIONALE: Autoimmune encephalitis and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome are classic paraneoplastic neurological conditions common in patients with small cell lung cancer. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient complained of tiredness, fluctuating recent memory loss, and inability to find his home. His family members reported a change in character, irritability, and paranoia. One month later, the patient had 1 grand mal seizure lasting 5 minutes. DIAGNOSIS: The patient was diagnosed with limbic encephalitis combined with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739301/sub-elite-football-players-with-hip-related-groin-pain-and-positive-flexion-adduction-internal-rotation-test-exhibit-distinct-biomechanical-differences-compared-with-the-asymptomatic-side
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Matthew G King, Adam I Semciw, Harvi F Hart, Anthony G Schache, Kane J Middleton, Josh J Heerey, Rintje Agricola, Kay M Crossley
Study Design Observational cross-sectional study. Background Hip-related groin pain is common in sub-elite football players and may be associated with altered hip biomechanics. Objectives To compare the hip biomechanics, bony hip morphology associated with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome, and hip strength and range of motion between the symptomatic and asymptomatic limb of sub-elite football players with unilateral hip-related groin pain and a positive flexion adduction internal rotation test. Methods Fifteen sub-elite football (soccer) players with unilateral hip-related groin pain and a positive flexion adduction internal rotation test were recruited...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738744/a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-mindful-exercises-on-rehabilitative-outcomes-among-post-stroke-patients
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Liye Zou, Jeffer Eidi Sasaki, Nan Zeng, Chaoyi Wang, Li Sun
OBJECTIVE: To critically evaluate the rehabilitative effects of mindful exercises for post-stroke patients. DATA SOURCES: Six databases (PubMed, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Wanfang, and CNKI) and reference lists of relevant articles were searched. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effects of mindful exercises on rehabilitative outcomes such as sensorimotor function, gait speed, leg strength, aerobic endurance, cognitive function, and overall motor function)...
May 5, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738405/effect-of-exercise-on-cognition-conditioning-muscle-endurance-and-balance-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chandra da Silveira Langoni, Thais de Lima Resende, Andressa Bombardi Barcellos, Betina Cecchele, Mateus Soares Knob, Tatiane do Nascimento Silva, Juliana Nunes da Rosa, Tamiris de Souza Diogo, Irenio Gomes da Silva Filho, Carla Helena Augustin Schwanke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be a precursor to dementia; however, its progression may be prevented or slowed with exercise. This study aimed at determining the effects of group aerobic and strength training on cognition, conditioning, muscle endurance, and balance in underprivileged community-dwelling older adults with MCI. METHODS: This was a single-blind, randomized, and matched-pair controlled (gender, age, body mass index, and Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised for MCI diagnosis) clinical trial...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738032/does-high-intensity-exercise-affects-irisin-plasma-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Marta Gormicho Boavida Marques Esgalhado, Milena Barcza Stockler-Pinto, Ludmila Ferreira Medeiros de França Cardozo, Jorge Eduardo Barboza, Denise Mafra
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a recently identified exercise-induced hormone that stimulates the "browning" of the white adipose tissue, at least in mice. In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, irisin regulation is not fully understood, and little attention has been given to the effects of exercise on irisin levels in these patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of high intensity exercise on irisin plasma levels in CKD patients under hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: Fifteen HD patients (5 men, 44...
April 23, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
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