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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912996/alternative-exercise-traditions-in-cancer-rehabilitation
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Kathryn J Ruddy, Daniela L Stan, Anjali Bhagra, Mary Jurisson, Andrea L Cheville
Alternative exercise traditions (AETs) such as Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various forms of dance offer the potential to improve diverse outcomes among cancer survivors by reducing adverse symptoms and mood disorders, and by enhancing function. Additionally AETs have emerged as a potential means to address deficits in current disease-focused care delivery models which are marked by prevalent under-treatment of symptoms and physical impairments. Relative to therapeutic exercise in allopathic models, many AETs are comparatively affordable and accessible...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912947/exploratory-outcome-assessment-of-qigong-tai-chi-easy-on-breast-cancer-survivors
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Linda K Larkey, Denise J Roe, Lisa Smith, Denise Millstine
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) experience symptoms affecting overall quality of life (QOL), often for a prolonged period post-treatment. Meditative Movement (MM), including Qigong and Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE), has demonstrated benefit for improving QOL issues such as fatigue and sleep, but there is limited evidence of its impact on cognitive function, overall physical activity, and body weight for BCSs. DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized controlled pilot study with 87 female BCSs explored effects of QG/TCE on mental and physical QOL (Medical Outcomes Survey, Short Form), cognitive function (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function and two cognitive performance tests from the WAIS III), overall levels of physical activity (PA)(Brief Physical Activity Questionnaire) and body mass index (BMI)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912936/effects-of-mind-body-exercises-on-the-physiological-and-psychosocial-well-being-of-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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JoJo Yan Yan Kwok, Kai Chow Choi, Helen Yue Lai Chan
OBJECTIVES: The effects of mind-body exercises on individuals with chronic illnesses have attracted increasing attention. However, little effort had been made to systematically review the effects of these mind-body exercises on individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). This review aimed to appraise the current evidence of the effects of mind-body exercises on the physiological and psychological outcomes for the PD population. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908189/thermoacoustic-imaging-of-rabbit-knee-joints
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Zihui Chi, Yuan Zhao, Lin Huang, Zhu Zheng, Huabei Jiang
PURPOSE: Knee joint is one of the largest and most complex joints of the body. Knee joint diseases are common, and current clinical imaging technologies such as x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging have limitations in the diagnosis of knee joint diseases. Emerging imaging technologies such as diffuse optical tomography and photoacoustic imaging (PAI) have been applied to the detection of osteoarthritis (OA). However, they are limited to small joints such as the finger and difficult to be used for large joints such as the knee...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899398/feasibility-qualitative-findings-and-satisfaction-of-a-brief-tai-chi-mind-body-programme-for-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms
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Barbara L Niles, DeAnna L Mori, Craig P Polizzi, Anica Pless Kaiser, Annie M Ledoux, Chenchen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine feasibility, qualitative feedback and satisfaction associated with a 4-session introduction to Tai Chi for veterans with post-traumatic stress symptoms. DESIGN: We observed and reported recruitment and retention rates, participant characteristics, adherence, and satisfaction across 2 cohorts. We also examined qualitative feedback provided by questionnaires, focus groups and individual interviews. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates of recruitment and retention, focus group and individual feedback interviews, self-reported satisfaction...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895796/promotion-of-metastasis-of-thyroid-cancer-cells-via-nrp-2-mediated-induction
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Dom-Gene Tu, Wen-Wei Chang, Ming-Shiou Jan, Chi-Wen Tu, Yin-Che Lu, Chien-Kuo Tai
Tumor-node-metastasis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in thyroid cancer patients. Upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C) increases the migratory ability of thyroid cancer cells to lymph nodes. Expression of neuropilin-2 (NRP-2), the co-receptor of VEGF-C, has been reported to be correlated with lymph node metastasis in human thyroid cancer. The present study investigated the role of VEGF-C/NRP-2 signaling in the regulation of metastasis of two different types of human thyroid cancer cells...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895522/effects-of-tai-chi-chuan-on-anxiety-and-sleep-quality-in-young-adults-lessons-from-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
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Karen L Caldwell, Shawn M Bergman, Scott R Collier, N Travis Triplett, Rebecca Quin, John Bergquist, Carl F Pieper
OBJECTIVE: To determine feasibility and estimate the effect of a 10-week tai chi chuan (TCC) intervention on anxiety and sleep quality in young adults. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-five adults (18-40 years) from a predominately undergraduate midsized university. METHODS: This was an assessor blinded, randomized feasibility trial, and participants were randomized into one of three groups: 10 weeks of TCC meeting 2 times per week, 10 weeks of TCC with a DVD of the curriculum, and control group receiving a handout on anxiety management...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874176/effects-of-tai-chi-on-cognition-and-fall-risk-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Somporn Sungkarat, Sirinun Boripuntakul, Nipon Chattipakorn, Kanokwan Watcharasaksilp, Stephen R Lord
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether combined center- and home-based Tai Chi training can improve cognitive ability and reduce physiological fall risk in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Chiang Mai, Thailand. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 60 and older who met Petersen's criteria for multiple-domain a-MCI (N = 66). INTERVENTION: Three weeks center-based and 12 weeks home-based Tai Chi (50 minutes per session, 3 times per week)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871671/tumor-control-probability-modeling-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-of-early-stage-lung-cancer-using-multiple-bio-physical-models
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REVIEW
Feng Liu, An Tai, Percy Lee, Tithi Biswas, George X Ding, Isaam El Naqa, Jimm Grimm, Andrew Jackson, Feng-Ming Spring Kong, Tamara LaCouture, Billy Loo, Moyed Miften, Timothy Solberg, X Allen Li
This work is to analyze pooled clinical data using different radiobiological models and to understand the relationship between biologically effective dose (BED) and tumor control probability (TCP) for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The clinical data of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-year actuarial or Kaplan-Meier TCP from 46 selected studies were collected for SBRT of NSCLC in the literature. The TCP data were separated for Stage T1 and T2 tumors if possible, otherwise collected for combined stages...
November 18, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870801/relationship-between-uveitis-different-types-of-viral-hepatitis-and-liver-cirrhosis-a-12-year-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Peng-Tai Tien, Chun-Ju Lin, Yi-Yu Tsai, Huan-Sheng Chen, De-Kuang Hwang, Chih-Hsin Muo, Jane-Ming Lin, Wen-Lu Chen
PURPOSE: This study investigates whether patients with viral hepatitis and cirrhosis are at risk of uveitis in the years following hepatitis. METHODS: We used data from Taiwan National Health Insurance system. The cases were patients newly diagnosed with viral hepatitis from 2000 to 2011. The end point of interest was a diagnosis of uveitis. A chi-square test was used for the difference of demographic characteristics between viral hepatitis and comparison. The risk of uveitis in hepatitis was stratified using Cox proportional hazard regression...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870800/postoperative-inner-nuclear-layer-microcysts-affecting-long-term-visual-outcomes-after-epiretinal-membrane-surgery
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Shih-Jen Chen, Fang-Yi Tsai, Han-Chung Liu, Yu-Chien Chung, Tai-Chi Lin
PURPOSE: To investigate the risk factors and long-term visual impact of microcysts in the inner nuclear layer developed after epiretinal membrane (ERM) surgery. METHODS: This study used a retrospective review of medical records, operative video and images of patients who had undergone idiopathic ERM surgery with more than 12 months of follow-up. RESULTS: This study enrolled 44 patients (44 eyes) with ERM and a mean follow-up period of 30.2 months...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868426/effects-of-regular-tai-chi-practice-and-jogging-on-neuromuscular-reaction-during-lateral-postural-control-in-older-people
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Shao-Jun Wang, Dong-Qing Xu, Jing-Xian Li
This study examined the effects of regular Tai Chi practice and jogging on the neuromuscular activity of the trunk, hip, and ankle joint muscles of older people during lateral postural perturbation. A total of 42 older people participated in the study and formed the Tai Chi, jogging, and sedentary control groups. Electromyography signals were collected from the peroneus longus, anterior tibialis, gluteus medius, and erector spinae during unpredictable mediolateral perturbation. The Tai Chi group exhibited significantly faster latencies of the tibialis anterior and erector spinae than the control group...
November 19, 2016: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866841/thai-yoga-improves-physical-function-and-well-being-in-older-adults-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Chaiya Noradechanunt, Anthony Worsley, Herbert Groeller
OBJECTIVES: Compare two 12-week low-intensity exercise regimens on components of physical function and quality of life in community-dwelling healthy yet sedentary adults aged over 60. DESIGN: This study used a randomised, multi-arm, controlled trial design. METHODS: Thirty-nine sedentary participants (29 women), aged 67.7±6.7 years were randomly allocated to either a 12-week Thai Yoga (TY) or Tai Chi (TC) for 90min twice per week, or telephone counselling Control (C)...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865815/surgical-standardization-to-prevent-gastric-stenosis-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-case-series
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Po-Chih Chang, Chi-Ming Tai, Ming-Che Hsin, Chao-Ming Hung, Ivy Ya-Wei Huang, Chih-Kun Huang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is accepted as a stand-alone bariatric procedure. A specific and potentially severe complication of LSG is gastric stenosis (GS). OBJECTIVE: Reviewing the treatment and prevention of GS after LSG. SETTING: University hospital, Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted involving all of the LSG cases (n = 927) at our institution between February 2007 and December 2015...
September 16, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865767/neural-stem-cells-promote-nerve-regeneration-through-il12-induced-schwann-cell-differentiation
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Don-Ching Lee, Jong-Hang Chen, Tai-Yu Hsu, Li-Hsun Chang, Hsu Chang, Ya-Hui Chi, Ing-Ming Chiu
Regeneration of injured peripheral nerves is a slow, complicated process that could be improved by implantation of neural stem cells (NSCs) or nerve conduit. Implantation of NSCs along with conduits promotes the regeneration of damaged nerve, likely because (i) conduit supports and guides axonal growth from one nerve stump to the other, while preventing fibrous tissue ingrowth and retaining neurotrophic factors; and (ii) implanted NSCs differentiate into Schwann cells and maintain a growth factor enriched microenvironment, which promotes nerve regeneration...
November 16, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859816/shaping-the-light-the-key-factors-affecting-the-photophysical-properties-of-fluorescent-polymer-nanostructures
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Mu-Huan Chi, Chun-Hsien Su, Ming-Hsiang Cheng, Pei-Yun Chung, Chi-How Peng, Jiun-Tai Chen
To manipulate the functions of nanomaterials more precisely for diverse applications, the controllability and critical influencing factors of their properties must be thoroughly investigated. In this work, the macroscopic and microscopic effects are studied on the photophysical properties of various pyrene-ended poly(styrene-block-methyl methacrylate) nanostructures. Fluorescent polymer nanospheres, nanorods, and nanotubes are prepared by different template-based methods using anodic aluminum oxide membranes...
November 9, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843319/effects-of-multiple-training-modalities-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
#18
Shu-Yu Tai, Chia-Ling Hsu, Shu-Wan Huang, Tzu-Chiao Ma, Wen-Chien Hsieh, Yuan-Han Yang
OBJECTIVE: This pilot study investigated the effects of multiple training modalities on cognition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, caregivers' burden, and quality of life in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This intervention study was conducted in 24 patients with AD aged ≥65 years with a Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) score of 0.5-1. The patients were assigned to receive multiple training modalities (1 hour for each training: Tai Chi, calligraphy, and drawing) over a 6-week period in either the experimental group (n=14) or the comparison group (n=10)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
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Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834687/endothelial-scube2-interacts-with-vegfr2-and-regulates-vegf-induced-angiogenesis
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Yuh-Charn Lin, Tsu-Yi Chao, Chi-Tai Yeh, Steve R Roffler, Reiji Kannagi, Ruey-Bing Yang
OBJECTIVE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a major mediator of angiogenesis, exerts its proangiogenic action by binding to VEGFR2 (VEGF receptor 2), the activity of which is further modulated by VEGFR2 coreceptors such as neuropilins. However, whether VEGFR2 is regulated by additional coreceptors is not clear. To investigate whether SCUBE2 (signal peptide-CUB-EGF domain-containing protein 2), a peripheral membrane protein expressed in vascular endothelial cells (ECs) known to bind other signaling receptors, functions as a VEGFR2 coreceptor and to verify the role of SCUBE2 in the VEGF-induced angiogenesis...
November 10, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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