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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721435/effect-of-a-combined-tai-chi-resistance-training-and-dietary-intervention-on-cognitive-function-in-obese-older-women
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F Xu, M J Delmonico, I E Lofgren, K M Uy, S A Maris, D Quintanilla, A G Taetzsch, J Letendre, L Mahler
Cognitive decline in older adults is a major public health problem and can compromise independence and quality of life. Exercise and diet have been studied independently and have shown to be beneficial for cognitive function, however, a combined Tai Chi, resistance training, and diet intervention and its influence on cognitive function has not been undertaken. The current study used a 12-week non-randomized research design with experiment and control groups to examine the effect of a combined Tai Chi, resistance training, and diet intervention on cognitive function in 25 older obese women...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711305/corrigendum-to-microrna-17-20a-functions-to-inhibit-cell-migration-and-can-be-used-a-prognostic-marker-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oral-oncol-49-9-2013-923-931
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Cheng-Chi Chang, Yu-Jen Yang, Yue-Ju Li, Szu-Ta Chen, Been-Ren Lin, Tai-Sheng Wu, Sze-Kwen Lin, Mark Yen-Ping Kuo, Ching-Ting Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702567/controlled-self-assemblies-of-polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane-micelles-in-cylindrical-confinement-through-a-micelle-solution-wetting-method-and-rayleigh-instability-driven-transformation
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Hao-Wen Ko, Takeshi Higuchi, Chun-Wei Chang, Ming-Hsiang Cheng, Komei Isono, Mu-Huan Chi, Hiroshi Jinnai, Jiun-Tai Chen
Block copolymer micelles have been extensively discussed for many decades because of their applications, such as lithography and drug delivery. However, controlling the morphologies of nanostructure assembly using block copolymer micelles as building elements remains a great challenge. In this work, we developed a novel route to induce micelle assembly in confined geometries. Polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane (PS-b-PDMS) micelle solutions were used to prepare micelle nanostructures, and the critical parameters affecting the morphologies were determined...
July 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702506/prenatal-depression-risk-factors-developmental-effects-and-interventions-a-review
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Tiffany Field
This narrative review based on a literature search in PubMed and PsycInfo on the two terms prenatal and antenatal depression includes empirical studies, reviews and meta-analyses that have been published during the last 5 years on risk factors, developmental effects and interventions for prenatal depression. Risk factor studies that met criteria feature demographic measures (lower socioeconomic status, less education, non-marital status, non-employment, less social support and health locus of control, unintended pregnancy, partner violence and history of child abuse) and physiological variables (cortisol, amylase, and pro-inflammatory cytokines and intrauterine artery resistance)...
February 2017: Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700501/metformin-is-associated-with-fewer-major-adverse-cardiac-events-among-patients-with-a-new-diagnosis-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-propensity-score-matched-nationwide-study
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Kuang-Tso Lee, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lai-Chu See, Cheng-Hung Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Jia-Rou Liu, Chi-Tai Kuo, Ming-Shien Wen
Early type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) may only require lifestyle modifications for glycemic control without the need for oral hypoglycemic agents (OHAs). Metformin is believed to improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with DM, and it is considered to be a first-line therapy. However, it is unclear whether metformin is beneficial for patients with a new diagnosis of DM compared to those who do not need OHAs for glycemic control.Data were obtained from a population-based health care database in Taiwan. Patients with a new diagnosis of DM were enrolled if they received metformin monotherapy only between 1999 and 2010...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699075/differential-brain-activations-in-adult-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-subtypes-a-counting-stroop-functional-mri-study
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Chi-Yung Shang, Chia Sheng, Li-Kuang Yang, Tai-Li Chou, Susan Shur-Fen Gau
Although previous functional neuroimaging studies have found abnormal brain activations in individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), little was known about distinct brain dysfunctions across different ADHD subtypes. The objective of the present study was to investigate the abnormal brain activations associated with two ADHD subtypes, predominantly inattentive (ADHD-PI) and combined (ADHD-C) subtypes. Twenty-five adults with ADHD-PI, 25 with ADHD-C, and 30 healthy controls (HC) participated in this study...
July 11, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695804/effects-of-enhanced-exercise-and-combined-vitamin-d-and-calcium-supplementation-on-muscle-strength-and-fracture-risk-in-postmenopausal-chinese-women
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Yu Xue, Yingying Hu, Ou Wang, Chunyan Wang, Guiyan Han, Qiang Shen, Hongyue Deng, Yan Jiang, Mei Li, Weibo Xia, Xiaoping Xing, Ling Xu
Objective To observe the effects of enhanced exercise and combined vitamin D and calcium supplementation on muscular strength and fracture occurrence in postmenopausal women with a high risk of osteoporosis.Methods Totally 614 postmenopausal women at high risk factors of osteoporosis were enrolled in Dongcheng district of Beijing and randomized into four groups:group A(control group,n=173),group B(regular Tai Chi exercise,n=171),group C(calcium 600 mg/d+VitD3 800 U/d,n=139),and group D[calcium 600 mg/d+25 hydroxyl vitamin D(25OHD) 0...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694204/the-mind-body-wellness-in-supportive-housing-mi-wish-study-design-and-rationale-of-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-tai-chi-in-senior-housing
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Peter M Wayne, Margaret M Gagnon, Eric A Macklin, Thomas G Travison, Bradley Manor, Margie Lachman, Cindy P Thomas, Lewis A Lipsitz
Supporting the health of growing numbers of frail older adults living in subsidized housing requires interventions that can combat frailty, improve residents' functional abilities, and reduce their health care costs. Tai Chi is an increasingly popular multimodal mind-body exercise that incorporates physical, cognitive, social, and meditative components in the same activity and offers a promising intervention for ameliorating many of the conditions that lead to poor health and excessive health care utilization...
July 8, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689704/glycated-hemoglobin-albuminuria-and-surrogate-markers-of-macrovascular-disease-the-guangzhou-biobank-cohort-study-cardiovascular-disease-subcohort
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Konstantinos A Toulis, Chao Q Jiang, Karla Hemming, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Kar K Cheng, Tai H Lam, G Neil Thomas
OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical utility of glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels as an early marker of albuminuria, macrovascular disease and subclinical cardiovascular disease in comparison to fasting and postprandial glucose levels in a well-characterized Chinese population with no history of diabetes. METHODS: The study population consisted of 1223 individuals who were enrolled in the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study, Cardiovascular Disease Subcohort, and who had undergone oral glucose tolerance tests...
July 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678986/association-of-a-family-history-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-incidence-and-outcomes-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-population-based-family-cohort-study
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Shang-Hung Chang, Chang-Fu Kuo, I-Jun Chou, Lai-Chu See, Kuang-Hui Yu, Shue-Fen Luo, Lu-Hsiang Huang, Weiya Zhang, Michael Doherty, Ming-Shien Wen, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh
Importance: The heritability of atrial fibrillation (AF), the contribution of genetic and environmental factors, and the association of a family history of AF with prognosis are unclear. Objectives: To measure genetic and environmental factors in the familial aggregation of AF and to estimate the association of a family history of AF with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Design, Setting, and Participants: In this Taiwanese nationwide population-based study among more than 23 million people, a custom data set was obtained using the data of all patients having a diagnosis of AF recorded between January 1996 and December 2013 in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database...
July 5, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670311/what-is-the-molecular-signature-of-mind-body-interventions-a-systematic-review-of-gene-expression-changes-induced-by-meditation-and-related-practices
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REVIEW
Ivana Buric, Miguel Farias, Jonathan Jong, Christopher Mee, Inti A Brazil
There is considerable evidence for the effectiveness of mind-body interventions (MBIs) in improving mental and physical health, but the molecular mechanisms of these benefits remain poorly understood. One hypothesis is that MBIs reverse expression of genes involved in inflammatory reactions that are induced by stress. This systematic review was conducted to examine changes in gene expression that occur after MBIs and to explore how these molecular changes are related to health. We searched PubMed throughout September 2016 to look for studies that have used gene expression analysis in MBIs (i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662192/the-risk-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-induced-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-taiwanese-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm
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Wei Ting Chiu, Chien Tai Hong, Nai Fang Chi, Chaur Jong Hu, Han Hwa Hu, Lung Chan
BACKGROUND: The presence of an intracranial aneurysm is contraindicated to recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) treatment for acute ischemic stroke. However, it is difficult to exclude asymptomatic intracranial aneurysms by using conventional, noncontrast head computed tomography (CT), which is the only neuroimaging suggested before r-tPA. Recent case reports and series have shown that administering r-tPA to patients with a pre-existing aneurysm does not increase the bleeding risk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661865/health-benefits-of-tai-chi-what-is-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Patricia Huston, Bruce McFarlane
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the evidence on the health benefits of tai chi. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: A literature review was conducted on the benefits of tai chi for 25 specific conditions, as well as for general health and fitness, to update a 2014 review of systematic reviews. Systematic reviews and recent clinical trials were assessed and organized into 5 different groups: evidence of benefit as excellent, good, fair, or preliminary, or evidence of no direct benefit...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659231/exercise-and-gut-microbiota-clinical-implications-for-the-feasibility-of-tai-chi
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REVIEW
Hidetaka Hamasaki
Recent studies have shown exercise is associated with changes in the gut microbiota in humans as well as in experimental animals. Tai Chi is an exercise that integrates a martial art, deep breathing and mediation, and has various beneficial effects for health. This review summarizes current knowledge and recent literature on the association between exercise and gut microbiota, and explores the feasibility of Tai Chi for improving gut microbiota composition and function. PubMed/MEDLINE was used to search the English literature for the keywords exercise and gut microbiota...
July 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657825/effectiveness-of-tai-chi-on-cardiac-autonomic-function-and-symptomatology-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alexei Wong, Arturo Figueroa, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez, Won-Mok Son, Oksana Chernykh, Song-Young Park
The present study examined the effects of a 12-week Tai Chi (TC) training regimen on heart rate variability (HRV), symptomatology, muscle fitness and body composition in women with fibromyalgia. Participants were randomly assigned to either a TC training group (n=18) or a control group (n=19). HRV, symptomatology, muscle fitness and body composition were measured before and after 12 weeks. There were significant decreases (P<0.05) in sympathovagal balance (LnLF/LnHF), sympathetic tone (LnLF, nLF), pain, fatigue and significant increases (P<0...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655015/effect-of-acupuncture-and-clomiphene-in-chinese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xiao-Ke Wu, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Hong-Ying Kuang, Hong-Li Ma, Jing-Shu Gao, Liang-Zhen Xie, Li-Hui Hou, Zhen-Xing Hu, Xiao-Guang Shao, Jun Ge, Jin-Feng Zhang, Hui-Ying Xue, Xiao-Feng Xu, Rui-Ning Liang, Hong-Xia Ma, Hong-Wei Yang, Wei-Li Li, Dong-Mei Huang, Yun Sun, Cui-Fang Hao, Shao-Min Du, Zheng-Wang Yang, Xin Wang, Ying Yan, Xiu-Hua Chen, Ping Fu, Cai-Fei Ding, Ya-Qin Gao, Zhong-Ming Zhou, Chi Chiu Wang, Tai-Xiang Wu, Jian-Ping Liu, Ernest H Y Ng, Richard S Legro, Heping Zhang
Importance: Acupuncture is used to induce ovulation in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome, without supporting clinical evidence. Objective: To assess whether active acupuncture, either alone or combined with clomiphene, increases the likelihood of live births among women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Design, Setting, and Participants: A double-blind (clomiphene vs placebo), single-blind (active vs control acupuncture) factorial trial was conducted at 21 sites (27 hospitals) in mainland China between July 6, 2012, and November 18, 2014, with 10 months of pregnancy follow-up until October 7, 2015...
June 27, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647925/psychobehavioral-effects-of-meditation
#17
Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Anna Suchorzynska
Meditation is an increasingly popular psychobehavioral therapy. Various meditation techniques in use make it hard to objectively scrutinize the psychological benefits. Therefore, in this study we set out to examine the effects of two fundamentally different meditative techniques, Zazen, 'seated meditation', in which the body and mind are calmed, and Tai Chi, 'meditation in motion', based on energetic martial art performance. The aim was to compare the effects of both techniques on personality structure, emotional intelligence, mood, and coping with stress...
June 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643968/-complementary-medicine-for-low-back-pain-what-is-the-scientific-evidence
#18
Éléonore Aveni, Chantal Berna, Pierre-Yves Rodondi
Complementary medicines are frequently used by chronic pain patients. It is a challenge for the primary care physician to provide objective information based on the scientific literature. Meta-analyses have shown favourable effects of acupuncture, therapeutic massage and osteopathy for patients with acute low back pain. Concerning chronic low back pain, meta-analyses have shown positive results with acupuncture, osteopathy, yoga and tai-chi. Other therapies have shown positive effects, but further trials are necessary to fully validate them...
June 21, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638191/tai-chi-for-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#19
Wei Zheng, Qiang Li, Jingxia Lin, Yingqiang Xiang, Tong Guo, Qiong Chen, Dongbin Cai, Yutao Xiang
BACKGROUND: Tai Chi as a form of moderate aerobic exercise originating in China, could promote balance and healing of the mind-body. Furthermore, Tai Chi has been used as an adjunctive treatment for patients with schizophrenia. However, no meta-analysis or systematic review on adjunctive Tai Chi for patients with schizophrenia has yet been reported. AIM: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to examine the efficacy of Tai Chi as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia using randomized controlled trial (RCT) data...
August 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632846/suppression-of-hsp27-restores-retinal-function-and-protects-photoreceptors-from-apoptosis-in-a-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-animal-model
#20
Chih-Cheng Chien, Chi-Jung Huang, Lu-Tai Tien, Yu-Che Cheng, Chia-Ying Ke, Yih-Jing Lee
Purpose: We used a light-induced retinal degeneration animal model to investigate possible roles of heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) in retinal/photoreceptor protection. Methods: Sprague-Dawley rats were used for the light-induced retinal degeneration animal model. The histology of eye sections was observed for morphologic changes in the retina. Cell apoptosis was examined in each group using the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling assay, and electroretinography was used to evaluate retinal function...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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