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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137547/developing-a-framework-of-behaviours-before-suicides-at-railway-locations
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Brendan Ryan
Better knowledge of behaviours of people at railway property could help with identifying those at risk of suicide. Literature has been reviewed from a range of disciplines on what is known about studying behaviour in this type of public location. Secondary analysis has been carried out on descriptions of behaviour from structured exercises with experts and other pre-existing sources. A framework has been produced with five main classes (display of emotion, appearance, posture/movements, activities and interactions) and associated sub-classes...
November 15, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132250/the-influence-of-pilates-exercises-on-body-balance-in-the-standing-position-of-hearing-impaired-people
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Jagoda Walowska, Bartosz Bolach, Eugeniusz Bolach
PURPOSE: Hearing impairment may affect the body posture maintenance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of modified Pilates exercise program on the body posture maintenance in hearing impaired people. METHODS: Eighty students (aged 13-24) were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups: test group (n = 41) which attended an original program based on modified Pilates exercises and control group (n = 39) which attended standard physical education classes...
November 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127316/exercise-induced-changes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-mirnas-in-gulf-war-illness-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-sedentary-control-subjects
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James N Baraniuk, Narayan Shivapurkar
Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) have similar profiles of pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and exertional exhaustion. Post-exertional malaise suggests exercise alters central nervous system functions. Lumbar punctures were performed in GWI, CFS and control subjects after (i) overnight rest (nonexercise) or (ii) submaximal bicycle exercise. Exercise induced postural tachycardia in one third of GWI subjects (Stress Test Activated Reversible Tachycardia, START). The remainder were Stress Test Originated Phantom Perception (STOPP) subjects...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114533/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-training-and-mental-training-on-mobility-neuromuscular-performance-and-muscle-strength-in-older-men
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Maryam Goudarzian, Samira Ghavi, Ardalan Shariat, Hossein Shirvani, Mostafa Rahimi
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) exercise, mental training (MT), and the concurrent effect of WBV and MT on lower body balance, neuromuscular performance, and leg muscle strength in elderly men. In a randomized control trial study with parallel group design, 42 older men (mean±standard deviation age, 68±5.78 years) were randomly divided into four groups: WBV (n=11), MT (n=12), WBV+MT (n=10), and control (n=9) groups. The protocol of training consisted of three sessions per week for 8 weeks and about 30 min for each session...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104712/design-and-real-world-evaluation-of-eyes-free-yoga-an-exergame-for-blind-and-low-vision-exercise
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Kyle Rector, Roger Vilardaga, Leo Lansky, Kellie Lu, Cynthia L Bennett, Richard E Ladner, Julie A Kientz
People who are blind or low vision may have a harder time participating in exercise due to inaccessibility or lack of encouragement. To address this, we developed Eyes-Free Yoga using the Microsoft Kinect that acts as a yoga instructor and has personalized auditory feedback based on skeletal tracking. We conducted two different studies on two different versions of Eyes-Free Yoga: (1) a controlled study with 16 people who are blind or low vision to evaluate the feasibility of a proof-of-concept and (2) an 8-week in-home deployment study with 4 people who are blind or low vision, with a fully functioning exergame containing four full workouts and motivational techniques...
April 2017: ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102878/effects-of-horizontal-shoulder-abduction-and-adduction-on-the-activity-and-strength-of-the-scapular-protractors
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Sung-Hoon Jung, Ui-Jae Hwang, Jun-Hee Kim, Gyeong-Tae Gwak, Oh-Yun Kwon
Increased activity of the serratus anterior (SA) muscle combined with decreased activity of the pectoralis major (PM) muscle during scapular protraction exercise is a widely used method for selective strengthening of the former muscle. However, the role played by the PM during maximal scapular protraction remains unclear. The objective of our study was to investigate the effects of horizontal shoulder abduction (decreasing PM activity) and adduction (increasing activity) on the strength and activity of the scapular protractors (the SA and PM) during maximal protraction...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097958/unresolved-congenital-torticollis-and-its-consequences-a-report-of-2-cases
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Mette Hobaek Siegenthaler
Objective: The purpose of this report was to describe the clinical presentation and case management of 2 children with congenital torticollis. Clinical Features: Two male children (ages 6 and 10 years) presented to a chiropractic clinic with a history of congenital torticollis. They showed signs and symptoms of postural deficiency and developmental delay: posterior plagiocephaly, facial scoliosis, head tilt, compensatory thoracic scoliosis, decreased range of motion in the cervical spine, palpable decreased segmental motion of the upper cervical spine, and an age-related delay in throwing and catching a ball and in one-leg standing...
September 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083130/effects-of-mat-pilates-training-and-habitual-physical-activity-on-thoracoabdominal-expansion-during-quiet-and-vital-capacity-breathing-in-healthy-women
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Jeniffer L Campos, Rodrigo L Vancini, Graziely R Zanoni, Claudio A Barbosa DE Lira, Marilia Santos Andrade, Karine J Sarro
BACKGROUND: Pilates is a body/mind method that requires different types of exercise (balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility) and attention to muscle control, posture, and breathing. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of 12 weeks of Mat Pilates training and habitual physical activity on thoracoabdominal motion of healthy and physically active women. METHODS: Thirty-five women without experience in Pilates exercise, aged between 18 and 35 years, participated in the study (habitual physical activity group, n=14; and Mat Pilates group, n=21)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080466/improved-compensatory-postural-adjustments-of-the-deep-abdominals-following-exercise-in-people-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Michael F Knox, Lucy S Chipchase, Siobhan M Schabrun, Paul W M Marshall
The purpose of this study was to determine if 8 weeks of exercise affects motor control in people with chronic low back pain (CLBP), measured by anticipatory (APAs) and compensatory postural adjustments (CPAs). APAs and CPAs were measured prior to and following 8 weeks in two groups of people with CLBP: an exercise group (n=12) who attended three exercise sessions per week for 8 weeks; and a non-exercise control group (n=12) who were advised to continue their usual activities for the duration of the study. APAs and CPAs were recorded during unilateral arm flexion, bilaterally from rectus abdominis (RA), transverse abdominis/internal oblique (TA/IO), and erector spinae (ES) via surface electromyography...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075195/falls-and-fall-prevention-in-older-persons-geriatrics-meets-spaceflight
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REVIEW
Nandu Goswami
This paper provides a general overview of key physiological consequences of microgravity experienced during spaceflight and of important parallels and connections to the physiology of aging. Microgravity during spaceflight influences cardiovascular function, cerebral autoregulation, musculoskeletal, and sensorimotor system performance. A great deal of research has been carried out to understand these influences and to provide countermeasures to reduce the observed negative consequences of microgravity on physiological function...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073822/equine-exercise-in-younger-and-older-adults-simulated-versus-real-horseback-riding
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Min Joo Kim, TaeYeong Kim, Sejun Oh, BumChul Yoon
Horseback riding is an effective exercise for improving postural control and balance. To reduce costs and improve accessibility, simulated horseback riding has been developed; but no differential effects of simulated and real horseback riding on muscle activation patterns in older adults have been studied. Thus, we compared muscle activation patterns for older and younger adults engaged in real and simulated horseback riding exercises, using surface electromyography recordings of the erector spinae, rectus abdominis, internal oblique abdominis, and rectus femoris muscles...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065622/effects-of-two-fatigue-protocols-on-impact-forces-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-drop-landings-implications-for-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Rui Xia, Xini Zhang, Xi Wang, Xiaole Sun, Weijie Fu
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fatigue on the impact forces and sagittal plane kinematics of the lower extremities in a drop landing task. 15 male collegiate athletes were recruited. Five successful trials of a drop landing task were obtained during prefatigue and postfatigue in two fatigue protocols (constant speed running fatigue protocol [R-FP] and shuttle running + vertical jumping fatigue protocol [SV-FP]). Duration time, maximal heart rate, and RPE of each protocol were measured separately...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060542/posturography-stability-score-generation-for-stroke-patient-using-kinect-fuzzy-based-approach
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Oishee Mazumder, Kingshuk Chakravarty, Debatri Chatterjee, Aniruddha Sinha, Abhijit Das
Aim of this paper is to formulate a posturography stability score for stroke patients using fuzzy logic. Postural instability is one of the prominent symptoms of stroke, dementia, parkinsons disease, myopathy, etc. and is the major precursor of fall. Conventional scoring techniques used to assess postural stability require manual intervention and are dependent on live interaction with physiotherapist. We propose a novel scoring technique to calculate static stability of a person using posturography features acquired by Kinect sensor, which do not require any manual intervention or expert guidance, is cost effective and hence are ideal for tele rehabilitation purpose...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059906/ecg-authentication-in-post-exercise-situation
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Dongsuk Sung, Jeehoon Kim, Myungjun Koh, Kwangsuk Park
Human authentication based on electrocardiogram (ECG) has been a remarkable issue for recent ten years. This paper proposed an authentication technology with the ECG data recorded after the harsh exercise. 55 subjects voluntarily attended to this experiment. A stepper was used as an exercise equipment. The subjects are asked to do stepper for 5 minutes and their ECG signals are acquired before and after the exercise in rest, sitting posture. Linear discriminant analysis (LDA) was used for both feature extraction and classification...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055463/improvement-of-postural-control-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-after-a-single-session-of-ball-throwing-exercise
#15
Alexander S Aruin, Mohan Ganesan, Yunju Lee
BACKGROUND: Deficit in balance control is a common and often an initial disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). We investigated the role of short-term training in improvement of anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) and its effect on subsequent control of posture in individuals with MS. METHODS: A pre-post feasibility study involved eight individuals with relapsing-remitting MS who participated in the laboratory tests before and after a single training session consisting of throwing a medicine ball...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053448/the-effects-of-coding-schemes-on-vibrotactile-biofeedback-for-dynamic-balance-training-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-healthy-elderly-individuals
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Beom-Chan Lee, Alberto Fung, Timothy A Thrasher
A coding scheme for earlier versions of vibrotactile biofeedback systems for balance-related applications was primarily binary in nature, either off or on at a given threshold (range of postural tilt), making it unable to convey information about error magnitude. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of two coding schemes (binary vs. continuous) for vibrotactile biofeedback during dynamic weight-shifting exercises that are common physical therapists' recommended balance exercises used in clinical settings...
October 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052804/correction-to-effectiveness-of-exercise-interventions-to-improve-postural-control-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-centre-of-pressure-measurements
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Daniel C Low, Gregory S Walsh, Marco Arkesteijn
Page 103, Table 1: The cell entry in the 'Terms used' column which previously read: "Centre of pressure OR center of pressure OR COP OR postural sway OR postural stability OR postural control OR balance OR force plat*".
October 20, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045952/-progress-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-syncope-in-children
#18
W R Xu, Y Liao, H F Jin, Q Y Zhang, C S Tang, J B DU
Syncope is a common emergency of children and adolescents, which has serious influence on the quality of life. Neurally-mediated syncope, including postural tachycardia syndrome, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic hypertension, is the main cause of syncope in children and adolescents. The main manifestations of neurally-mediated syncope are diverse, such as dizziness, headache, chest tightness, chest pain, pale complexion, fatigue, pre-syncope and syncope. Although the clinical manifestations are similar, each subtype of syncope has its hemodynamic feature and optimal treatment option...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037796/salivary-cortisol-levels-predict-therapeutic-response-to-a-sleep-promoting-method-in-children-with-postural-tachycardia-syndrome
#19
Jing Lin, Huacai Zhao, Jie Shen, Fuyong Jiao
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of salivary cortisol concentrations in predicting the efficacy of sleep-promoting treatment in children with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). STUDY DESIGN: This prospective study involved 40 children with POTS and 20 healthy children (controls). POTS was diagnosed using the head-up or head-up tilt test. Patients with POTS received a sleep-promoting treatment: >8 hours of sleep every night and a midday nap in an appropriate environment; no drinking water or exercising before bedtime; and urination before bedtime...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037642/rebound-boots-change-lower-limb-muscle-activation-and-kinematics-during-different-fitness-exercises
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Mateus Rossato, Rodolfo André Dellagrana, Juliane Cristine Lopes Dos Santos, Felipe P Carpes, Rodrigo Ghedini Gheller, De Angelys de Ceselles Seixas da Silva, Ewertton de Souza Bezerra, João Otacílio Libardoni Dos Santos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate electromyography and kinematic parameters of the lower limbs using rebound boots (RB) and barefoot during a gym workout. This information can be helpful to practitioners to schedule rehabilitation and training programs. Ten women (25 ± 9 years) volunteered for the study; inclusion criteria were as follows: subjects must have experienced the use of RB and the analyzed exercises for at least 6 months, and have no previous injuries in the lower limbs. Seven exercises were performed for 30 s with the RB and subsequently barefoot...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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