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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215060/efficacy-of-aquatic-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Iluminada Corvillo, Enrique Varela, Francisco Armijo, Antonio Alvarez-Badillo, Onica Armijo, Francisco Maraver
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, progressive, disabling autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms and signs of MS vary widely and patients may lose their ability to walk. To date the benefits of aquatic therapy often used for rehabilitation in MS patients have not been reviewed. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the current state of aquatic treatment for persons with MS (hydrotherapy, aquatic therapy, aquatic exercises, spa therapy) and to evaluate the scientific evidence supporting the benefits of this therapeutic option...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174435/effects-of-assisted-aquatic-movement-and-horseback-riding-therapies-on-emotion-and-brain-activation-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
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Kwangmin Ryu, Asif Ali, Minji Kwon, Changyoung Lee, Yujin Kim, Gyusung Lee, Jingu Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of assisted aquatic movement and horseback riding therapies on emotion and brain activation in patients with cerebral palsy. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-two right-handed patients with cerebral palsy (18 male, 14 female) whose ages ranged from 8 to 48 years participated in this experiment. Their cerebral palsy levels ranged from 1 to 3. The participants were assigned to one of three groups according to the experimental conditions: an assisted aquatic movement therapy group, a horseback riding therapy group, or a control group...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103853/effectiveness-of-aquatic-therapy-vs-land-based-therapy-for-balance-and-pain-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sabela Rivas Neira, Amélia Pasqual Marques, Irene Pegito Pérez, Ramón Fernández Cervantes, Jamile Vivas Costa
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a disease with an increasing incidence. It impairs the quality of life of patients and decreases their functional capacity. Aquatic therapy has already been used for managing the symptoms of this syndrome. However, aquatic therapy has only recently been introduced as a treatment modality for improving proprioception in fibromyalgia. The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of two physiotherapy protocols, one in and one out of water, for improving balance and decreasing pain in women with fibromyalgia...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101996/aquatic-therapy-for-people-with-persistent-knee-pain-a-feasibility-study
#4
Suzanne McIlroy, Lesley Sayliss, Paul Browning, Lindsay M Bearne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088380/aquatic-exercise-therapy-for-people-with-parkinson-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Louise M Carroll, Daniele Volpe, Meg E Morris, Jean Saunders, Amanda M Clifford
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of aquatic exercise therapy on gait variability and disability compared with usual care for people with Parkinson disease (PD). DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Community-based hydrotherapy pool. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with PD (Hoehn-Yahr stages I-III) (N=21). INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomly assigned to either an aquatic exercise therapy group (45min, twice a week for 6wk) or a group that received usual care...
January 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027042/effectiveness-of-occupational-therapy-interventions-for-adults-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review
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Patricia Siegel, Melissa Tencza, Beverly Apodaca, Janet L Poole
OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the efficacy of occupational therapy-related interventions for adults with rheumatoid arthritis. METHOD: We examined 51 Level I studies (19 physical activity, 32 psychoeducational) published 2000-2014 and identified from five databases. Interventions that focused solely on the upper or lower extremities were not included. RESULTS: Findings related to key outcomes (activities of daily living, ability, pain, fatigue, depression, self-efficacy, disease symptoms) are presented...
January 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934841/aeromonas-hydrophila-meningitis-and-fulminant-sepsis-in-preterm-newborn-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
A Kali, R Kalaivani, Pmv Charles, K S Seetha
Neonatal meningitis is a lethal infection occurring in the 1st month of life. The risk of developing permanent neurological sequels is high among the neonates who survive. Bacterial pathogens are commonly associated with this condition. Aeromonas is a Gram-negative bacteria of aquatic habitat. Although isolation of Aeromonas species from neonates with blood stream infection is infrequently reported, neonatal meningitis caused by Aeromonas is exceedingly rare. We present a case of fulminant sepsis and meningitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in a preterm newborn male...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816906/in-vitro-susceptibility-of-the-oomycete-pythium-insidiosum-to-metallic-compounds-containing-cadmium-lead-copper-manganese-or-zinc
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Tatiana Corrêa Ribeiro, Carla Weiblen, Sônia de Avila Botton, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira, Francielli Pantella Kunz de Jesus, Camila Marina Verdi, Leticia Trevisan Gressler, Luís Antonio Sangioni, Janio Morais Santurio
Pythium insidiosum is an aquatic oomycete that causes pythiosis, an important and severe disease of difficult treatment that affects humans, domestic and wild animals. This infection is often described in horses in Brazil and humans in Thailand. In clinical practice, we have observed many cases that do not respond to available therapies, indicating the need to explore alternative therapeutic approaches. In this sense, studies using metal compounds in conjunction with available antimicrobial agents have been demonstrated greater antimicrobial activity...
November 5, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741451/differentiation-of-environmental-aquatic-bacterial-isolates-by-maldi-tof-ms
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Natalija Topić Popović, Snježana P Kazazić, Ivančica Strunjak-Perović, Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac
Identification of bacteria in aquatic and environmental applications, for monitoring purposes and research, for health assessments and therapy considerations of farmed and free-living aquatic organisms, still relies on conventional phenotypic and biochemical protocols. Although molecular techniques based on DNA amplification and sequencing are finding ways into diagnostic laboratories, they are time-consuming, costly and difficult in the case of multiplex assays. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a rapid and accurate proteomic method reliable for identification of unknown bacteria to the genus and species level...
January 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710837/the-influence-of-the-aquatic-environment-on-the-control-of-postural-sway
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Andresa R Marinho-Buzelli, Hossein Rouhani, Kei Masani, Mary C Verrier, Milos R Popovic
Balance training in the aquatic environment is often used in rehabilitation practice to improve static and dynamic balance. Although aquatic therapy is widely used in clinical practice, we still lack evidence on how immersion in water actually impacts postural control. We examined how postural sway measured using centre of pressure and trunk acceleration parameters are influenced by the aquatic environment along with the effects of visual information. Our results suggest that the aquatic environment increases postural instability, measured by the centre of pressure parameters in the time-domain...
January 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710164/an-ai-chi-based-aquatic-group-improves-balance-and-reduces-falls-in-community-dwelling-adults-a-pilot-observational-cohort-study
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Elizabeth H Skinner, Tammy Dinh, Melissa Hewitt, Ross Piper, Claire Thwaites
BACKGROUND: Falls are associated with morbidity, loss of independence, and mortality. While land-based group exercise and Tai Chi programs reduce the risk of falls, aquatic therapy may allow patients to complete balance exercises with less pain and fear of falling; however, limited data exist. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to pilot the implementation of an aquatic group based on Ai Chi principles (Aquabalance) and to evaluate the safety, intervention acceptability, and intervention effect sizes...
November 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697363/characterization-of-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-and-its-specific-phage-from%C3%A2-shrimp-pond-in-palk-strait-south-east-coast-of-india
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Nattan Stalin, Pappu Srinivasan
Phage therapy is an alternative and eco-friendly biocontrol agent to prevent and control multidrug resistant bacteria in the aquatic system. The aim of this study is to isolate and characterize the Vibrio parahaemolyticus and its potential lytic phage from Penaeus monodon growing-out by rearing in shrimp ponds in Palk Strait, South East coast of India. The conventional phenotypic characteristics and molecular identification was confirmed using 16S rRNA sequence and to determine the antibiotic resistant profiles...
November 2016: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650755/natural-products-from-aquatic-eukaryotic-microorganisms-for-cancer-therapy-perspectives-on-anti-tumour-properties-of-ciliate-bioactive-molecules
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Elisabetta Catalani, Francesca Proietti Serafini, Silvia Zecchini, Simona Picchietti, Anna Maria Fausto, Enrico Marcantoni, Federico Buonanno, Claudio Ortenzi, Cristiana Perrotta, Davide Cervia
Several modern drugs, including those for cancer therapy, have been isolated from natural sources, are based on natural products and its derivatives, or mime natural products. Some of them are in clinical use, others in clinical trials. The success of natural products in drug discovery is related to their biochemical characteristics and to the technologic methods used to study their feature. Natural compounds may acts as chemo-preventive agents and as factors that increase therapeutic efficacy of existing drugs, thus overcoming cancer cell drug resistance that is the main factor determining the failure in conventional chemotherapy...
September 17, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639440/easily-administered-patient-reported-outcome-measures-adolescents-perceived-functional-changes-after-completing-an-intensive-chronic-pain-rehabilitation-program
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Heidi Kempert, Ethan Benore, Rachel Heines
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patient-reported measures would be clinically sensitive and useful for identifying functional change within an intensive chronic pain program setting by examining 2 patient-reported measures administered as part of physical and occupational therapy for chronic pain. DESIGN: A retrospective data analysis of children and adolescents with chronic pain treated over a single calendar year. Paired t tests evaluated change in perceived function measures and pain over time...
January 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27544535/in-vitro-activity-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-tea-tree-in-its-free-oil-and-nanoemulsion-formulations-against-pythium-insidiosum
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Júlia de Souza Silveira Valente, Anelise de Oliveira da Silva Fonseca, Carolina Litchina Brasil, Lauren Sagave, Fernanda Cramer Flores, Cristiane de Bona da Silva, Luís Antônio Sangioni, Luciana Pötter, Janio Morais Santurio, Sônia de Avila Botton, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira
Pythium insidiosum is an important aquatic oomycete which can cause pythiosis in both animals and humans. This microorganism shows low susceptibility to antifungal drugs available. This study analyzed the in vitro antimicrobial activity of Melaleuca alternifolia in its free oil (FO) and nanoemulsion (NE) formulations against Brazilian P. insidiosum isolates. The antimicrobial activity evaluation was performed by the broth microdilution method according to CSLI M38-A2 document adapted to phytopharmaceuticals...
December 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27490823/comparison-of-ai-chi-and-impairment-based-aquatic-therapy-for-older-adults-with-balance-problems-a-clinical-study
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Laura G Covill, Cynthia Utley, Cheryl Hochstein
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Older adults with balance deficits often fear falling and limit their mobility. Poor balance is multifactorial, influenced by medication interactions, musculoskeletal and sensory system changes, and poor neuromuscular response to changes in body positions. Aquatic physical therapy (APT) is an intervention used to improve balance and decrease falls. Ai Chi is a water-based exercise program. It incorporates slow movements of progressive difficulty utilizing the upper and lower extremities and trunk coordinated with deep breathing...
August 3, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27412822/liquid-crystalline-nanoparticles-encapsulating-cisplatin-and-docetaxel-combination-for-targeted-therapy-of-breast-cancer
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Raj Kumar Thapa, Ju Yeon Choi, Biki Gupta, Thiruganesh Ramasamy, Bijay Kumar Poudel, Sae Kwang Ku, Yu Seok Youn, Han Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
Cancer remains a leading cause of death. A combination of anticancer agents can effectively kill cancer through multiple pathways; however, improvements to their delivery are needed. Hence, docetaxel and cisplatin-loaded liquid crystalline nanoparticles with folic acid were prepared for effective and targeted anticancer therapy. Notably, hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin/cisplatin complexes in 0.9% NaCl solution were used for the prevention of possible aquation of cisplatin, which would otherwise lead to severe adverse effects...
August 16, 2016: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390444/a-comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-trunk-exercise-program-in-aquatic-and-land-based-therapy-on-gait-in-hemiplegic-stroke-patients
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Byoung-Sun Park, Ji-Woong Noh, Mee-Young Kim, Lim-Kyu Lee, Seung-Min Yang, Won-Deok Lee, Yong-Sub Shin, Ju-Hyun Kim, Jeong-Uk Lee, Taek-Yong Kwak, Tae-Hyun Lee, Jaehong Park, Junghwan Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of aquatic and land-based trunk exercise program on gait in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 28 hemiplegic stroke patients (20 males, 8 females). The subjects performed a trunk exercise program for a total of four weeks. [Results] Walking speed and cycle, stance phase and stride length of the affected side, and the symmetry index of the stance phase significantly improved after the aquatic and land-based trunk exercise program...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339142/the-other-side-of-progestins-effects-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Silvia Giatti, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi, Marzia Pesaresi
Progestins are a broad class of progestational agents widely differing in their chemical structures and pharmacological properties. Despite emerging data suggest that progestins, besides their action as endometrial protection, can also have multiple nonreproductive functions, much remains to be discovered regarding the actions exerted by these molecules in the nervous system. Here, we report the role exerted by different progestins, currently used for contraception or in postmenopausal hormone replacement therapies, in regulating cognitive functions as well as social behavior and mood...
August 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225800/angiostrongylus-cantonensis-a-review-of-its-distribution-molecular-biology-and-clinical-significance-as-a-human-pathogen
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Joel Barratt, Douglas Chan, Indy Sandaradura, Richard Malik, Derek Spielman, Rogan Lee, Deborah Marriott, John Harkness, John Ellis, Damien Stark
Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a metastrongyloid nematode found widely in the Asia-Pacific region, and the aetiological agent of angiostrongyliasis; a disease characterized by eosinophilic meningitis. Rattus rats are definitive hosts of A. cantonensis, while intermediate hosts include terrestrial and aquatic molluscs. Humans are dead-end hosts that usually become infected upon ingestion of infected molluscs. A presumptive diagnosis is often made based on clinical features, a history of mollusc consumption, eosinophilic pleocytosis in cerebral spinal fluid, and advanced imaging such as computed tomography...
2016: Parasitology
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