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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821517/quality-differences-between-private-for-profit-private-non-profit-and-public-hospitals-in-norway-a-retrospective-national-register-based-study-of-acute-readmission-rates-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasties
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Geir Hiller Holom, Terje P Hagen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the quality of care-using unplanned acute hospital readmissions as a quality measure-among patients treated at private for-profit hospitals (PFPs), private non-profit hospitals (PNPs) and public hospitals (PUBs) in Norway. DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study using the Norwegian Patient Register. Readmissions were evaluated by logistic regressions both using adjustment for various patient-level and other covariates, and a two-stage model using distance as an instrumental variable...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750964/comparison-of-ischemic-compression-and-lumbopelvic-manipulation-as-trigger-point-therapy-for-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-in-young-adults-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Shabnam Behrangrad, Fahimeh Kamali
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of ischemic compression (IC) directly to the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) versus lumbopelvic manipulation (LPM) in improving pain, functional status and sensitivity to mechanical stimulation of the VMO trigger point in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PARTICIPANTS: 40 patients with unilateral PFPS aged 20-30 years were selected randomly among patients with unilateral PFPS referred to physical therapy clinics of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran, between March 2014 and July 2014...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652829/patellofemoral-pain-in-athletes
#3
REVIEW
Wolf Petersen, Ingo Rembitzki, Christian Liebau
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a frequent cause of anterior knee pain in athletes, which affects patients with and without structural patellofemoral joint (PFJ) damage. Most younger patients do not have any structural changes to the PFJ, such as an increased Q angle and a cartilage damage. This clinical entity is known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Older patients usually present with signs of patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA). A key factor in PFPS development is dynamic valgus of the lower extremity, which leads to lateral patellar maltracking...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617653/systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-taping-techniques-on-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome
#4
Catherine A Logan, Abhiram R Bhashyam, Ashley J Tisosky, Daniel B Haber, Anna Jorgensen, Adam Roy, Matthew T Provencher
CONTEXT: Taping is commonly used in the management of several musculoskeletal conditions, including patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Specific guidelines for taping are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of knee taping in the management of PFPS. Our hypothesis was that tension taping and exercise would be superior to placebo taping and exercise as well as to exercise or taping alone. DATA SOURCES: The PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Source, and CINAHL databases were reviewed for English-language randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the efficacy of various taping techniques that were published between 1995 and April 2015...
September 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559754/effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-combined-with-physical-therapy-in-treatment-of-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Gemma Victoria Espí-López, Anna Arnal-Gómez, Mercè Balasch-Bernat, Marta Inglés
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to conduct a review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the treatment effectiveness of the combination of manual therapy (MT) with other physical therapy techniques. METHODS: Systematic searches of scientific literature were undertaken on PubMed and the Cochrane Library (2004-2014). The following terms were used: "patellofemoral pain syndrome," "physical therapy," "manual therapy," and "manipulation." RCTs that studied adults diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) treated by MT and physical therapy approaches were included...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486968/complete-sequence-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-eight-native-pseudomonas-syringae-plasmids-belonging-to-the-ppt23a-family
#6
José A Gutiérrez-Barranquero, Francisco M Cazorla, Antonio de Vicente, George W Sundin
BACKGROUND: The pPT23A family of plasmids appears to be indigenous to the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and these plasmids are widely distributed and widely transferred among pathovars of P. syringae and related species. pPT23A-family plasmids (PFPs) are sources of accessory genes for their hosts that can include genes important for virulence and epiphytic colonization of plant leaf surfaces. The occurrence of repeated sequences including duplicated insertion sequences on PFPs has made obtaining closed plasmid genome sequences difficult...
May 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436508/purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-ferulae
#7
Jinyu Li, Pengfei Yuan, Xinhui Wang, Adila Aipire, Minjing Li, Jie Yang, Hong Tao, Tianlei Ying, Changshuang Fu, Xianxian Wei, Fuchun Zhang, Jinyao Li
Pleurotus ferulae is an edible mushroom and has been used in Uygur medicine for a long time. In this study, we purified polysaccharides from P. ferulae (PFPS) and investigated its structural characteristics. We obtained a homogeneous PFPS with a molecular weight of around 1600 kDa and prominent characteristic polysaccharide groups, which mainly contained glucose (97%), followed by mannose and galactose (3%). Both (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra indicated that PFPS contained both α- and β-anomeric configurations...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422563/effects-of-anterior-knee-displacement-during-squatting-on-patellofemoral-joint-stress
#8
Thomas W Kernozek, Naghmeh Gheidi, Matthew Zellmer, Jordan Hove, Becky L Heinert, Michael R Torry
CONTEXT: Squatting is a common rehabilitation training exercise for Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Patellofemoral joint stress (PFJS) during squatting with more anterior knee displacement has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare PFJS during squatting using two techniques: Squat while keeping the knees before the toes (SBT) and squat while allowing the knees to go past the toes (SPT). SETTING: University research laboratory...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364114/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-testing-of-the-arabic-anterior-knee-pain-scale
#9
Abdullah Alshehri, Everett Lohman, Noha S Daher, Khalid Bahijri, Abdulmohsen Alghamdi, Nezar Altorairi, Arin Arnons, Abdullah Matar
BACKGROUND PFPS is one of the most frequently occurring overuse injuries affecting the lower limbs. A variety of functional and self-reported outcome measures have been used to assess clinical outcomes of patients with PFPS, however, only the Anterior Knee Pain Scale (AKPS) has been designed for PFPS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We followed international recommendations to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the AKPS. The Arabic AKPS and the Arabic RAND 36-item Health Survey were administered to 40 patients who were diagnosed with PFPS...
April 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167183/foot-exercise-and-taping-in-patients-with-patellofemoral-pain-and-pronated-foot
#10
Jihyun Lee, Jangwhon Yoon, Heonseock Cynn
This study compared the effect of three foot conditions (untreated, short foot [SF] exercise, and Tape) on knee and ankle muscle activity during forward descending of stairs in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and a pronated foot. Surface electromyography activities in the vastus medialis oblique (VMO), vastus lateralis (VL), and abductor hallucis (AbdH) were recorded during forward descending stairs; Surface electromyography data were expressed as percentages of the maximal voluntary isometric contraction...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140673/lower-extremity-and-spine-characteristics-in-young-dancers-with-and-without-patellofemoral-pain
#11
Nili Steinberg, Shay Tenenbaum, Israel Hershkovitz, Aviva Zeev, Itzhak Siev-Ner
Very little is known about patellofemoral pain syndrome (PPFS) among young dancers. Understanding the mechanism of the injury and implementing a preventative programme are important in order to minimize the risk of PFPS. The aim of the current study is to determine the extent to which factors such as lower extremity and back characteristics are common among dancers with PFPS. The study population included 271 dancers with PFPS and 271 non-injured dancers, aged 10-16 years. All dancers were screened for morphometric profile, dance discipline (h/week), anatomical anomalies (present/absent of scoliosis, genu valgus/varum, etc...
April 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999293/antimutagenic-effects-of-selenium-enriched-polysaccharides-from-pyracantha-fortuneana-through-suppression-of-cytochrome-p450-1a-subfamily-in-the-mouse-liver
#12
Fan Peng, Xin Guo, Zhihong Li, Changzheng Li, Changdong Wang, Weiran Lv, Junjie Wang, Fangxiang Xiao, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Chengfu Yuan
Both selenium (Se) and polysaccharides from Pyracantha fortuneana (Maxim.) Li (PFPs) (P. fortuneana) have been reported to possess antioxidative and immuno-protective activities. Whether or not Se-containing polysaccharides (Se-PFPs) have synergistic effect of Se and polysaccharides on enhancing the antioxidant and immune activities remains to be determined. We previously reported that polysaccharides isolated from Se-enriched P. fortuneana (Se-PFPs) possessed hepatoprotective effects. However, it is not clear whether or not they have anti-mutagenic effects...
December 16, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957618/autologous-whole-blood-versus-corticosteroid-local-injection-in-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Afshin Karimzadeh, Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Saleh Erfani Fam, Leyla Sedighipour, Arash Babaei-Ghazani
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Local injection modalities are among treatment options in patients with resistant pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of local autologous whole blood compared with corticosteroid local injection in treatment of plantar fasciitis. In this randomized controlled multicenter study, 36 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were recruited. Patients were allocated randomly into three treatment groups: local autologous blood, local corticosteroid injection, and control groups receiving no injection...
March 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899005/angle-%C3%AE-of-greater-than-80%C3%A2-at-the-start-of-spirometry-may-identify-high-quality-flow-volume-curves
#14
Ningfang Lian, Li Li, Weiying Ren, Zhilong Jiang, Lei Zhu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) emphasize a satisfactory start in maximal expiratory flow-volume (MEFV) curves and highlight subjective parameters: performance without hesitation and expiration with maximum force. We described a new parameter, angle β for characterization of the start to the MEFV curve. METHODS: Subjects completed the MEFV curve at least three times and at least two curves met ATS/ERS quality...
April 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884497/effect-of-rotator-cuff-strengthening-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-care-in-subjects-with-adhesive-capsulitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Pallavi Rawat, Charu Eapen, Kulathuran Pillai Seema
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To study the effect of adding rotator cuff (RC) muscles strengthening to joint mobilization and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in patients with adhesive capsulitis. METHODS: A prospective, parallel-group, randomised clinical trial was conducted on 42 patients. One group received TENS and joint mobilization and in the other group RC muscles strengthening was added...
July 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865619/inhibition-on-the-growth-of-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-by-se-containing-polysaccharides-from-pyracantha-fortuneana
#16
Chengfu Yuan, Changdong Wang, Junjie Wang, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar, Fangxiang Xiao, Gohar Mushtaq, Yufei Liu, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ding Yuan
Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death among Women. Current therapies for breast cancer have adverse side-effects. Selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharides have multiple health benefits to humans. Pyracantha fortuneana (P. fortuneana) contains rich Se polysaccharides. We hypothesized that Se-containing polysaccharides from P. fortuneana possess anticancer activity on breast cancer via inhibiting growth and inducing apoptosis. This study aimed to assess the anticancer effect of Se-containing polysaccharides from P...
November 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847840/the-effect-of-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-on-gait-parameters-a-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Mokhtar Arazpour, Fateme Bahramian, Atefeh Abutorabi, Seyed Taghi Nourbakhsh, Ardeshir Alidousti, Hamidreza Aslani
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most frequent causes of anterior knee pain in adolescents and adults. This disorder can have a big effect on patients' ability and quality of life and gait. This review included all articles published during 1990 to 2016. An extensive literature search was performed in databases of Science Direct, Google Scholar, PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge using OR, AND, NOT between the selected keywords. Finally, 16 articles were selected from final evaluation. In PFPS subjects, there was lower gait velocity, decreased cadence, and reduced knee extensor moment in the loading response and terminal stance, delayed peak rear foot eversion during gait and greater hip adduction compared to healthy subjects, while for hip rotation, there was controversy in studies...
October 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814851/does-leg-predomination-affect-the-measurement-of-vasti-muscle-activity-during-single-leg-squatting-a-reliability-study
#18
Javid Mostamand, Dan L Bader, Zoë Hudson
INTRODUCTION: Although measuring vasti muscle activity may reveal whether pain relief is associated with altering this parameter during functional activities in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), it may be necessary to determine whether the inherent properties of the dominant leg influences the reliability of measuring VMO/VL amplitude. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of leg predomination on reliability testing of the VMO/VL amplitude measurement during single leg squatting in healthy subjects...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471895/endoscopic-versus-microscopic-microvascular-decompression-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-equivalent-pain-outcomes-with-possibly-decreased-postoperative-headache-after-endoscopic-surgery
#19
John Y K Lee, John T Pierce, Sukhmeet K Sandhu, Dmitriy Petrov, Andrew I Yang
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic surgery has revolutionized surgery of the ventral skull base but has not yet been widely adopted for use in the cerebellopontine angle. Given the relatively normal anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN), the authors hypothesized that a fully endoscopic microvascular decompression (E-MVD) might provide pain outcomes equivalent to those of microscopic MVD (M-MVD) but with fewer complications. METHODS The authors conducted a single-institution, single-surgeon retrospective study with patients treated in the period of 2006-2013...
May 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470227/kinematic-and-electromyographic-analysis-in-patients-with-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-during-single-leg-triple-hop-test
#20
Marcelo Martins Kalytczak, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Amir Curcio Dos Reis, André Serra Bley, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, João Carlos Ferrari Correa, Fabiano Politti
Possible delays in pre-activation or deficiencies in the activity of the dynamic muscle stabilizers of the knee and hip joints are the most common causes of the patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). The aim of the study was to compare kinematic variables and electromyographic activity of the vastus lateralis, biceps femoris, gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles between patients with PFPS and health subjects during the single leg triple hop test (SLTHT). This study included 14 female with PFPS (PFPS group) and 14 female healthy with no history of knee pain (Healthy group)...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
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