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M D Morard, S Gonzalez-Monge, P Rippert, S Roche, J C Bernard, D Lagauche, C Delvert, J Luauté, S Jacquin Courtois, F Caillet, J Di Marco, F Ghelfi, S Otmani, P Calmels, M Royet, P A Joseph, R Ecochard, G Rode, C Vuillerot
OBJECTIVES: For hospitalizations in rehabilitation centers (RCs) in France, the quantification of healthcare givers' activity is based on the dependency of the patients, defined as a total or partial inability to perform activities required for daily living without help. The tools currently used to quantify dependency are not sufficiently precise. Here we describe the construction of a new tool, the SOFMER Activity Score (SAS scoring), which allows for a good description of the level of activity of patients hospitalized in RCs, and a feasibility study of the tool...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Hacer Alan Dikmen, Fusun Terzioglu
Our aim was to investigate the effect of reflexology and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises on pain, fatigue, and quality of life (QoL) of gynecologic cancer patients during chemotherapy. Eighty participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: reflexology, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises, both (reflexology + PMR), or a control group. Data were collected with a general data collection form, Brief Pain and Fatigue inventories, and Multidimensional Quality-of-Life Scale-Cancer...
May 15, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Mathilde H Pioro
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are related inflammatory diseases of adults aged 50 years or older. The diagnosis of PMR is based on morning stiffness, proximal shoulder and pelvic girdle pain, and functional impairment. GCA is characterized by headache, jaw claudication, and visual disturbances. Constitutional symptoms and elevated inflammatory markers are common to both conditions. Temporal artery biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosis of GCA. Glucocorticoids are the cornerstone of therapy, with tapering regimens individualized to the patient...
June 2018: Primary Care
Howard K Song, Jason Turner, Rebekah Macfie, Suwen Kumar, Meghan J Mannello, Danielle Smith, Castigliano Bhamidipati, Jaishankar Raman, Frederick Tibayan, Stephen B Heitner
BACKGROUND: Septal myectomy has been the mainstay of the surgical treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), however recently there is growing appreciation for associated mitral valve abnormalities that contribute to left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. In this study, we describe our experience with combined papillary muscle realignment (PMR) and septal myectomy for the treatment of obstructive HCM. METHODS: We identified 44 patients undergoing surgery for obstructive HCM whose anatomy was amenable to combined PMR and septal myectomy at our institution over a 20-month period...
May 10, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Amanda M J Ferreira, Luiz F Farias-Junior, Thaynan A A Mota, Hassan M Elsangedy, Aline Marcadenti, Telma M A M Lemos, Alexandre H Okano, Ana P T Fayh
Background: The hypothesis of the central effect of carbohydrate mouth rinse (CMR) on performance improvement in a fed state has not been established, and its psychophysiological responses have not yet been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CMR in athletes fed state on performance, biochemical and psychophysiological responses compared to ad libitum water intake. Methods: Eleven trained male cyclists completed a randomized, crossover trial, which consisted of a 30 km cycle ergometer at self-selected intensity and in a fed state...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Li Liang, Jun Xu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Xiao-Ping Dong, Hu-Biao Chen, Zhong-Zhen Zhao
In commercial herbal markets, Polygoni Multiflori Radix (PMR, the tuberous roots of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.), a commonly-used Chinese medicinal material, is divided into different grades based on morphological features of size and weight. While more weight and larger size command a higher price, there is no scientific data confirming that the more expensive roots are in fact of better quality. To assess the inherent quality of various grades and of various tissues in PMR and to find reliable morphological indicators of quality, a method combining laser microdissection (LMD) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (UPLC-QqQ-MS/MS) was applied...
May 8, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Rossana Scrivo, Maria Chiara Gerardi, Iolanda Rutigliano, Paola Sessa, Daniele Mipatrini, Gaetana Maria Grazia Stricchiola, Elena Pacella, Alessio Altobelli, Chiara Castellani, Cristiano Alessandri, Fulvia Ceccarelli, Manuela Di Franco, Roberta Priori, Valeria Riccieri, Antonio Sili Scavalli, Francesca Romana Spinelli, Giuseppe La Torre, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini
In a previous report of two married cohabiting couples affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), we noticed that the wife of one couple and both members of the other couple suffered from symptomatic diverticular disease (DD), whose diagnosis was made before the onset of PMR. We investigated whether DD might be a risk factor for the development of PMR. We conducted a case-control study informed on a database containing the prospectively collected medical records of consecutive PMR patients. Among comorbidities, attention was focused on symptomatic DD, provided that the diagnosis had been made by colonoscopy and/or computed tomography scan...
May 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Susan G Brouwer de Koning, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Katarzyna Jóźwiak, Patrick A Bhairosing, Theo J M Ruers
Worldwide, various guidelines recommend what constitutes an adequate margin of excision for invasive breast cancer or for ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS). We evaluated the use of different tumor resection margin guidelines and investigated their impact on positive margin rates (PMR) and reoperation rates (RR). Thirteen guidelines reporting on the extent of a positive margin were reviewed along with 31 studies, published between 2011 and 2016, reporting on a well-defined PMR. Studies were categorized according to the margin definition...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
Pooya Seyedi Chegeni, Mohammad Gholami, Alireza Azargoon, Amir Hossein Hossein Pour, Mehdi Birjandi, Hamed Norollahi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on fatigue and sleep quality of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stages 3 and 4. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pretest posttest clinical trial recruited 91 patients COPD grades 3 and 4. Following random assignment of subjects, the treatment group (n = 45) performed PMR for eight weeks and the control group (n = 46) received routine cares. At baseline and after the intervention, fatigue and sleep quality was assessed...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Barbara Salvatore, Rosa Fonti, Amalia De Renzo, Sara Pellegrino, Ida L Ferrara, Ciro G Mainolfi, Luana Marano, Carmine Selleri, Fabrizio Pane, Silvana Del Vecchio, Leonardo Pace
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the role of [18F]FDG PET/CT in tumor response assessment and prognosis of Primary Extranodal Lymphoma (PEL) patients. METHODS: We examined retrospectively, 56 PEL patients: 31 with aggressive diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and 25 with indolent lymphoma (20 mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma-MALT and 5 follicular lymphoma). All patients had undergone [18F]FDG PET/CT at diagnosis (PET-I) and 50 of them also after therapy (PET-II)...
April 24, 2018: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
John Corthésy, Konstantinos Theofilatos, Seferina Mavroudi, Charlotte Macron, Ornella Cominetti, Mona Remlawi, Francesco Ferraro, Antonio Núñez Galindo, Martin Kussmann, Spiridon Likothanassis, Loïc Dayon
Isobaric tagging is the method of choice in mass-spectrometry-based proteomics for comparing several conditions at a time. Despite its multiplexing capabilities, some drawbacks appear when multiple experiments are merged for comparison in large sample-size studies due to the presence of missing values, which result from the stochastic nature of the data-dependent acquisition mode. Another indirect cause of data incompleteness might derive from the proteomic-typical data-processing workflow that first identifies proteins in individual experiments and then only quantifies those identified proteins, leaving a large number of unmatched spectra with quantitative information unexploited...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
Saeed Khosrawi, Hadis Ramezanian, Roya Mollabashi
CONTEXT: Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) is a specialized clinical field of musculoskeletal diseases and physical impairment that is unknown for most of the medical students. AIMS: This study aimed to assess medical students' attitude and knowledge toward PMR and its role in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. SETTING AND DESIGN: This cross-sectional study was done on 175 medical students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences from 2015 to 2016...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Jane Maestri Brittain, Lars Christian Gormsen, Eric von Benzon, Kim Francis Andersen
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) are related rheumatic diseases which are occasionally present concomitantly. PMR is characterized by synovitis and bursitis. In LVV, inflammation of the blood vessel wall is seen. Both disorders can be difficult to diagnose since patients often present non-specific symptoms and results of blood tests. The non-specific symptoms cannot always be distinguished from symptoms indicating an occult malignancy. We present a case of PMR and LVV in a Scandinavian man visualized on [18 F]-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18 F-FDG PET/CT) with the presentation of typically affected sites of joints and arteries and with the same imaging modality ruling out occult malignancy...
April 22, 2018: Diagnostics
Yassine Al Tabaa, Emmanuelle Tchernonog, Pierre Faurie, Anne Ségolène Cottereau, Hélène Monjanel, Antoine Bonnet, Steven Le Gouill, Emmanuel Gyan, Hervé Ghesquieres, Denis Mariano-Goulart, Guillaume Cartron
PURPOSE: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare variant of diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCL) clinically characterized by a poorer prognostic. Few clinical and imaging data are available and derived from pooled case reports and small series. The aim of the study was to evaluate the FDG avidity at baseline and the utility of 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission-tomography/computed-tomography (PET/CT) for staging and response assessment. METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed PBL seen at Lymphoma Study Association centers during the period 2005-2015 were included if they underwent a PET/CT at staging and at the end of treatment (eotPET) and had received an anthracycline-based first line therapy...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Charlene Eliza Thornton, Hannah Grace Dahlen, Annemarie Hennessy
BACKGROUND: Induction of labour (IOL) is a common procedure yet we have little information on the efficacy of the process for women with a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP). OBJECTIVE: To describe the birth type and associated factors in nulliparous HDP women undergoing an induction of labour. STUDY DESIGN: Statutorily collected datasets on every birth and hospital admission which occurred in the state of NSW Australia between the years 2000-2011 were analysed...
January 31, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
Xiaotong Qin, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Physcion (1,8-dihydroxy-3-methoxy-6-methyl-9,10-anthracenedione) is a bioactive component found in Polygoni Multiflori Radix (PMR) which has been widely used as traditional Chinese medicine. Unfortunately, studies showed hepatotoxicity of PMR during its clinical use. The mechanisms of its toxic action remain unknown. The major objectives of this study were to characterize oxidative metabolites of physcion in vitro and in vivo and to determine the electrophilicity of the parent compound and its oxidative metabolites...
April 18, 2018: Chemical Research in Toxicology
Lyubomir I Aftanas, Olga M Bazanova, Nataliya V Novozhilova
Background: Recent studies have demonstrated that the assessment of postural performance may be a potentially reliable and objective marker of the psychomotor retardation (PMR) in the major depressive disorder (MDD). One of the important facets of MDD-related PMR is reflected in disrupted central mechanisms of psychomotor control, heavily influenced by compelling maladaptive depressive rumination. In view of this we designed a research paradigm that included sequential execution of simple single-posture task followed by more challenging divided attention posture tasks, involving concurring motor and ideomotor workloads...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
İlknur Gökşin, Sultan Ayaz-Alkaya
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on the quality of life women during postpartum period. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was used. The participants consisted of primiparous women who had experienced a vaginal birth in the obstetrics department of a hospital. Thirty women in the intervention group and 30 women in the control group were included. Data were collected by questionnaire and Maternal Postpartum Quality of Life Questionnaire (MAPP-QoL) between June 2016 and April 2017...
April 5, 2018: Asian Nursing Research
Sang-Yong Han, Kyung-Hee Lee, Yun-Kyung Kim
Poligoni Multiflori Radix (PMR) is a traditional Korean medicinal herb that is known to have various pharmacological effects, including antihyperlipidemic, anticancer, and anti‑inflammatory effects. However, the effects of PMR on bone metabolism have not been elucidated to date. The present study aimed to investigate the in vitro and in vivo effect of PMR water extract on the regulation of osteoblast and osteoclast activity. Effects of PMR water extract on receptor activator of nuclear factor‑kB ligand (RANKL)‑induced osteoclast differentiation and survival of mouse bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) obtained from femurs were investigated by tartrate‑acid resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)‑positive cells and XTT assay...
March 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Jiyu Zhang, Hongyan Di, Kai Luo, Zulfi Jahufer, Fan Wu, Zhen Duan, Alan Stewart, Zhuanzhuan Yan, Yanrong Wang
Melilotus albus and Melilotus officinalis are widely used in forage production and herbal medicine due to the biological activity of their coumarins, which have many biological and pharmacological activities, including anti-HIV and anti-tumor effects. To comprehensively evaluate M. albus and M. officinalis coumarin content (Cou), morphological variation, and molecular phylogeny, we examined the Cou, five morphological traits and the molecular characterization based on the trn L-F spacer and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of 93 accessions...
April 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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