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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315350/gluteal-muscle-damage-leads-to-higher-in-vivo-hip-joint-loads-3-months-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Philipp Damm, Jip Zonneveld, Sophie Brackertz, Florian Streitparth, Tobias Winkler
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is in most cases improving patients´ life quality immediately after surgery. However, a closer look at these patients, especially with modern gait analysis methods, reveals also negative consequences due to the surgical approach related injury to the pelvic muscles. We hypothesized that this damage will have a negative impact on hip joint contact forces during activities of daily living (ADL). METHODS: 10 patients undergoing THA received an instrumented hip joint implant enabling real time in vivo measurements of hip joint loads using a direct lateral approach...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290275/the-effects-of-cold-application-to-the-perineum-on-pain-relief-after-vaginal-birth
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Derya K Senol, Ergul Aslan
PURPOSE: Perineal pain developing during the postpartum period affects women's relationships with their families and infants. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of cold gel pad application for relieving perineal pain and possibly increasing mothers' comfort after vaginal delivery. METHODS: This experimental randomized controlled study was conducted in the postpartum department of obstetrics and gynecology hospital. A total of 200 mothers were included in the study...
December 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285555/parent-handling-of-typical-infants-varies-segmentally-across-development-of-postural-control
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Kerian Duncan, Adam Goodworth, Carolina Souza Neves Da Costa, Michael Wininger, Sandra Saavedra
Although trunk muscles extend across multiple vertebral joints, recent motor control studies have shown that a top-down progression of trunk control in typical infants occurs incrementally, one segment at a time, until independent sitting. The current study merges this surprising developmental pattern with parent behavior by exploring the relationship between how parents hold their infant and the segmental level for which the infant exhibits postural control. We measured trunk control of 60 infants (1-8 months) via the segmental assessment of trunk control...
December 28, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282054/educational-program-promoting-regular-physical-exercise-improves-functional-capacity-and-daily-living-physical-activity-in-subjects-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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José Messias Rodrigues da Silva, Márcia Uchoa de Rezende, Tânia Carvalho Spada, Lucila da Silva Francisco, Fabiane Elize Sabine de Farias, Cleidnéia Aparecida Clemente da Silva, Claudia Helena de Azevedo Cernigoy, Júlia Maria D'Andréa Greve, Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise and educational programs promote several benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, little is known about the effects of educational programs promoting the regular practice of physical exercise. The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of an interdisciplinary educational program, emphasizing the recommendation for regular practice of physical exercise, on functional capacity and daily living physical activity in individuals with knee OA...
December 27, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279222/aggression-prevention-and-reduction-in-diverse-cultures-and-contexts
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Farida Anwar, Douglas P Fry, Ingrida Grigaitytė
It is not as difficult to prevent and reduce violence as commonly assumed. The examination of peaceful societies and nonviolent social movements provides insight on how core values and norms like humility, respect for others, love and caring, forgiveness, and patience are fundamental in promoting peace. Additionally, nonviolent attitudes actualized through nonviolent models and non-punitive childrearing practices can help socialize children to become nonviolent adults. At the group level, the commitment to nonviolence by individuals using methods of sit-ins, boycotts, strikes, work slow-downs, civil disobedience, marches, and demonstrations in struggles against violence and oppression can bring about positive social change...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239066/the-obesity-supine-death-syndrome-osds
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REVIEW
M Lemyze, A Guiot, J Mallat, D Thevenin
The obesity supine death syndrome refers to a catastrophic cascade of cardiorespiratory complications resulting from the supine positioning of a morbidly obese subject which can ultimately lead to death. It was first described in 1977 in two massively obese patients who were forced to lie down for medical procedures. But surprisingly, despite the current worldwide epidemic of obesity, very few cases have been reported yet. It can be assumed that the syndrome is poorly recognized in clinical practice and may participate in the high rate of unexplained death in morbidly obese patients...
December 13, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227886/traveling-with-blindness-a-qualitative-space-time-approach-to-understanding-visual-impairment-and-urban-mobility
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Sandy Wong
This paper draws from Hägerstrand's space-time framework to generate new insights on the everyday mobilities of individuals with visual impairments in the San Francisco Bay Area. While existing research on visual impairment and mobility emphasizes individual physical limitations resulting from vision loss or inaccessible public spaces, this article highlights and bridges both the behavioral and social processes that influence individual mobility. A qualitative analysis of sit-down and mobile interview data reveals that the space-time constraints of people with visual impairments are closely linked to their access to transportation, assistive technologies, and mobile devices...
December 8, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227695/factors-associated-with-home-meal-preparation-and-fast-food-sources-use-among-low-income-urban-african-american-adults
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Mariana T Garcia, Priscila M Sato, Angela C B Trude, Thomas Eckmann, Elizabeth T Anderson Steeves, Kristen M Hurley, Cláudia M Bógus, Joel Gittelsohn
This study aimed to assess the factors associated with home meal preparation (HMP) and fast-food sources use (FFS) frequencies of low-income African-American adults and their healthy food beliefs and attitudes, food-related psychosocial factors, food acquisition patterns, food sources use, and BMI. We used cross-sectional data from 295 adults living in Baltimore, USA. HMP was inversely associated with FFS, which had lower odds of HMP ≥1 time/day and higher BMI scores. HMP was positively associated with positive beliefs and self-efficacy toward healthy foods, getting food from healthier food sources, and lower FFS...
December 11, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225469/pelvic-vein-incompetence-clinical-perspectives
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REVIEW
David M Riding, Vivak Hansrani, Charles McCollum
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects 24% of premenopausal women, accounts for 20%-30% of UK gynecology outpatient appointments, and has an annual pan-European economic cost of €3.8 billion. Despite extensive investigation, often including laparoscopy, up to 55% of women do not receive a diagnosis and endure persistent symptoms. In these patients, clinical management focuses on symptom control rather than treatment. It is possible that pelvic vein incompetence (PVI) is a cause of CPP, although the quality of studies investigating an association is generally low...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217964/sit-down-and-play-a-preventive-primary-care-based-program-to-enhance-parenting-practices
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Reshma Shah, Daniela DeFrino, Yoonsang Kim, Marc Atkins
The primary care office offers an ideal setting to encourage parenting behaviors that promote early childhood development. We conducted a pilot study to establish feasibility and acceptability of Sit Down and Play (SDP), a brief primary care-based program to facilitate positive parenting behaviors through take-home play activities. A prospective 1-month study was conducted in an urban primary care clinic. SDP was administered to 30 caregivers of 6-12 month old children while they waited for their well-child appointment...
February 2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169818/introduction-of-a-horizontal-and-vertical-split-flow-model-of-emergency-department-patients-as-a-response-to-overcrowding
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Gregory Wallingford, Nikita Joshi, Patrice Callagy, Jamie Stone, Ian Brown, Sam Shen
INTRODUCTION: ED overcrowding is an issue that is affecting every emergency department and every hospital. The inability to maintain patient flow into and out of the emergency department paralyzes the ability to provide effective and timely patient care. Many solutions have been proposed on how to mitigate the effects of ED overcrowding. Solutions involve either hospital-wide initiatives or ED-based solutions. In this article, the authors seek to describe and provide metrics for a patient flow methodology that targets ESI 3 patients in a vertical flow model...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168000/raman-mapping-analysis-of-graphene-integrated-silicon-micro-ring-resonators
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Siham M Hussein, Iain F Crowe, Nick Clark, Milan Milosevic, Aravind Vijayaraghavan, Frederic Y Gardes, Goran Z Mashanovich, Matthew P Halsall
We present a Raman mapping study of monolayer graphene G and 2D bands, after integration on silicon strip-waveguide-based micro-ring resonators (MRRs) to characterize the effects of the graphene transfer processes on its structural and optoelectronic properties. Analysis of the Raman G and 2D peak positions and relative intensities reveal that the graphene is electrically intrinsic where it is suspended over the MRR but is moderately hole-doped where it sits on top of the waveguide structure. This is suggestive of Fermi level 'pinning' at the graphene-silicon heterogeneous interface, and we estimate that the Fermi level shifts down by approximately 0...
November 22, 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156339/silicification-process-in-diatom-algae-using-different-silicon-chemical-sources-colloidal-silicic-acid-interactions-at-cell-surface
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Silvia Casabianca, Antonella Penna, Samuela Capellacci, Michela Cangiotti, Maria Francesca Ottaviani
The silicon transport and use inside cells are key processes for understanding how diatoms metabolize this element in the silica biogenic cycle in the ocean. A spin-probe electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) study over time helped to investigate the interacting properties and the internalization mechanisms of silicic acid from different silicon sources into the cells. Diatom cells were grown in media containing biogenic amorphous substrates, such as diatomaceous earth and sponge spicules, and crystalline sodium metasilicate...
November 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096996/normal-tension-glaucoma-has-normal-intracranial-pressure-a-prospective-study-of-intracranial-pressure-and-intraocular-pressure-in-different-body-positions
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Christina Lindén, Sara Qvarlander, Gauti Jóhannesson, Elias Johansson, Fanny Östlund, Jan Malm, Anders Eklund
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is caused by an increased pressure difference across the lamina cribrosa (LC) related to a low intracranial pressure (ICP). DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Thirteen NTG patients (9 women; median 71 [range: 56-83] years) were recruited for investigation with the same protocol as 11 healthy volunteers (8 women; 47 [30-59] years). A larger control group (n = 51; 30 women; 68 [30-81] years) was used only for ICP comparison in supine position...
October 30, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094238/computational-wear-assessment-of-hard-on-hard-hip-implants-subject-to-physically-demanding-tasks
#16
R Nithyaprakash, S Shankar, M S Uddin
Hip implants subject to gait loading due to occupational activities are potentially prone to failures such as osteolysis and aseptic loosening, causing painful revision surgeries. Highly risky gait activities such as carrying a load, stairs up or down and ladder up or down may cause excessive loading at the hip joint, resulting in generation of wear and related debris. Estimation of wear under the above gait activities is thus crucial to design and develop a new and improved implant component. With this motivation, this paper presents an assessment of wear generation of PCD-on-PCD (poly crystalline diamond) hip implants using finite element (FE) analysis...
November 2, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091150/maintenance-of-exercise-training-benefits-is-associated-with-adequate-milk-and-dairy-products-intake-in-elderly-hypertensive-subjects-following-detraining
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Wilson Max Almeida Monteiro de Moraes, Neucilane Silveira Dos Santos, Larissa Pereira Aguiar, Luís Gustavo Oliveira de Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether maintenance of exercise training benefits is associated with adequate milk and dairy products intake in hypertensive elderly subjects after detraining. METHODS: Twenty-eight elderly hypertensive patients with optimal clinical treatment underwent 16 weeks of multicomponent exercise training program followed by 6 weeks of detraining, and were classified according to milk and dairy products intake as low milk (<3 servings) and high milk (≥3 servings) groups...
July 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089736/early-experience-with-laparoscopic-management-of-nonpalpable-undescended-testes
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Okechukwu Hyginus Ekwunife, Victor Ifeanyichukwu Modekwe, Jideofor Okechukwu Ugwu, Chuka Abunike Ugwunne
BACKGROUND: Nonpalpable undescended testes (NPT) constitute 20%-30% of undescended testes, and its management has been a challenge both in diagnosis and treatment. Worldwide, laparoscopy is the current gold standard of management. In Nigeria, the management of NPT has largely been by open surgery with consequent high morbidity. In Nigeria, the trend is changing from a largely open management with its attendant high morbidity, to laparoscopic management which is the current worldwide gold standard of care...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084022/glittre-adl-multiple-tasks-induce-similar-dynamic-hyperinflation-with-different-metabolic-and-ventilatory-demands-in-patients-with-copd
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Aline Almeida Gulart, Anelise Bauer Munari, Caroline Tressoldi, Karoliny Dos Santos, Manuela Karloh, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study compared the physiological responses and dynamic hyperinflation (DH) of the Glittre-ADL test (TGlittre) and its specific tasks in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: Thirty patients with COPD performed the TGlittre. The individual tasks included stand up and sit down (TSS); climb up and down stairs (TSTAIRS); walk on a flat surface (TWALK); and move objects onto and off a shelf (TSHELF). While performing these tasks, the physiological responses were evaluated and inspiratory capacity measured before and immediately after the tests...
November 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081630/estimation-of-clean-and-centered-brain-network-atlases-using-diffusive-shrinking-graphs-with-application-to-developing-brains
#20
Islem Rekik, Gang Li, Weili Lin, Dinggang Shen
Many methods have been developed to spatially normalize a population of brain images for estimating a mean image as a population-average atlas. However, methods for deriving a network atlas from a set of brain networks sitting on a complex manifold are still absent. Learning how to average brain networks across subjects constitutes a key step in creating a reliable mean representation of a population of brain networks, which can be used to spot abnormal deviations from the healthy network atlas. In this work, we propose a novel network atlas estimation framework, which guarantees that the produced network atlas is clean (for tuning down noisy measurements) and well-centered (for being optimally close to all subjects and representing the individual traits of each subject in the population)...
June 2017: Information Processing in Medical Imaging: Proceedings of the ... Conference
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