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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343166/development-and-validation-of-a-yoga-module-for-parkinson-disease
#1
Noopur Kakde, Kashinath G Metri, Shivarama Varambally, Raghuram Nagaratna, H R Nagendra
Background Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, affects motor and nonmotor functions, leading to severe debility and poor quality of life. Studies have reported the beneficial role of yoga in alleviating the symptoms of PD; however, a validated yoga module for PD is unavailable. This study developed and validated an integrated yoga module(IYM) for PD. Methods The IYM was prepared after a thorough review of classical yoga texts and previous findings. Twenty experienced yoga experts, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were selected validating the content of the IYM...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331965/critiquing-operative-fracture-fixation-the-development-of-an-assessment-tool
#2
D H Hawkes, W J Harrison
PURPOSE: Assessments are fundamentally important for training surgeons. Currently, there are no formal means of assessing operative fracture fixation. An assessment tool has been developed which can be used by trainers to critique the quality of a trainee's operative fracture fixation. The tool is based on the AO principles of fracture management. The reliability and validity of the assessment were tested in a prospective study. METHODS: The assessment tool comprises of 4 domains focusing on the different factors pertinent to fracture fixation (reduction, stability, implant and overall impression)...
March 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
#3
Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323164/mapping-the-pharmacological-modulation-of-brain-oxygen-metabolism-the-effects-of-caffeine-on-absolute-cmro2-measured-using-dual-calibrated-fmri
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Alberto Merola, Michael A Germuska, Esther Ah Warnert, Lewys Richmond, Daniel Helme, Sharmila Khot, Kevin Murphy, Peter J Rogers, Judith E Hall, Richard G Wise
This study aims to map the acute effects of caffeine ingestion on grey matter oxygen metabolism and haemodynamics with a novel MRI method. Sixteen healthy caffeine consumers (8 males, age = 24.7±5.1) were recruited to this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Each participant was scanned on two days before and after the delivery of an oral caffeine (250mg) or placebo capsule. Our measurements were obtained with a newly proposed estimation approach applied to data from a dual calibration fMRI experiment that uses hypercapnia and hyperoxia to modulate brain blood flow and oxygenation...
March 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320577/pre-operative-functional-cardiovascular-reserve-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-after-intervention
#5
A Saratzis, J Shakespeare, O Jones, M J Bown, A Mahmood, C H E Imray
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after endovascular intervention, associated with poor short and long-term outcomes. However, the mechanisms underlying AKI development remain poorly understood. The impact of pre-existing cardiovascular disease and low cardiovascular reserve (CVR) in AKI is unclear; it remains unknown whether AKI is primarily related to pre-existing comorbidity or to procedural parameters. The association between CVR and AKI after EVAR was therefore assessed...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314543/effects-of-coping-flexibility-on-cardiovascular-reactivity-to-task-difficulty
#6
Tsukasa Kato
OBJECTIVE: Coping flexibility refers to an individual's ability to effectively modify his or her coping behavior to better fit the nature of each stressful situation they encounter. More flexible coping is believed to produce more adaptive psychological functioning and physical health. METHODS: We examined the relationship between coping flexibility and cardiovascular reactivity (CVR) to psychological stress. Challenging tasks of two difficulty levels were presented to 24 men and 24 women aged 18 to 24years...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293313/level-of-fabp3-fabp4-nt-probnp-and-total-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-population-of-central-kazakhstan
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Alexandr Borisovich Marchenko, Farida Ustarovna Nildibayeva, Marina Anatolevna Sorokina, Elena Mihaylovna Laryushina, Lyudmila Gennadevna Turgunova, Anar Akyilbekovna Turmukhambetova
AIM: The study analyzed the level of cytokines playing the significant role in the diagnosis of circulatory system diseases and total cardiovascular risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 1,244 residents of Karaganda region. We had studied baseline participant characteristics, in addition to calculating the total cardiovascular risk and assessment of Fatty Acid Binding Proteins 3 (FABP3), Fatty Acid Binding Proteins 4 (FABP4) and N-Terminal Prohormone of Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) level...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291729/association-between-improvement-in-cardiovascular-risk-profile-and-changes-in-sickness-absence-results-of-the-icaria-study
#8
Eva Calvo-Bonacho, Carlos Catalina-Romero, Martha Cabrera, Carlos Fernández-Labandera, Miguel Ángel Sánchez Chaparro, Carlos Brotons, Luis Miguel Ruilope
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether changes in cardiovascular risk (CVR) are associated with the length and cost of sickness absence. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 179 186 participants was evaluated. Each participant's CVR (SCORE) was assessed on 2 consecutive medical examinations, approximately 1 year apart (365 ± 90 days). Cardiovascular risk was categorized as < 4% or ≥ 4%, and participants were divided into 4 groups according to changes in their risk between the 2 assessments...
March 10, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290790/-assessment-of-relationship-between-cardiovascular-risk-and-risk-of-development-of-diabetes-mellitus
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M N Mamedov, V N Korneeva, O Sh Oynotkinova
AIM: to analyze interrelationship between cardiovascular risk (CVR) and risk of development of diabetes mellitus (DM) in a cohort of working age men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We enrolled in this study 300 men aged 40-59 years with more or equal 1 risk factors. Examination included questionnaire, standard clinical, instrumental, and laboratory studies. CVR and risk of developing DM was estimated using European SCORE scale and The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) respectively...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279732/intra-individual-variability-in-cerebrovascular-and-respiratory-chemosensitivity-can-we-characterize-a-chemoreflex-reactivity-profile
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Kennedy J Borle, Jamie R Pfoh, Lindsey M Boulet, Maria Abrosimova, Michael M Tymko, Rachel J Skow, Amy Varner, Trevor A Day
Intra-individual variability in the magnitude of human cerebrovascular and respiratory chemoreflex responses is largely unexplored. By comparing response magnitudes of cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity (CVR; middle and posterior cerebral arteries; MCA, PCA), central (CCR; CO2) and peripheral respiratory chemoreflexes (PCR; CO2 and O2), we tested the hypothesis that a within-individual reactivity magnitude profile could be characterized. The magnitudes of CVR and CCR were tested with hyperoxic rebreathing and PCR magnitudes were tested through transient respiratory tests (TT-CO2, hypercapnia; TT-N2, hypoxia)...
March 6, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278209/assessment-of-the-genomic-prediction-accuracy-for-feed-efficiency-traits-in-meat-type-chickens
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Tianfei Liu, Chenglong Luo, Jie Wang, Jie Ma, Dingming Shu, Mogens Sandø Lund, Guosheng Su, Hao Qu
Feed represents the major cost of chicken production. Selection for improving feed utilization is a feasible way to reduce feed cost and greenhouse gas emissions. The objectives of this study were to investigate the efficiency of genomic prediction for feed conversion ratio (FCR), residual feed intake (RFI), average daily gain (ADG) and average daily feed intake (ADFI) and to assess the impact of selection for feed efficiency traits FCR and RFI on eviscerating percentage (EP), breast muscle percentage (BMP) and leg muscle percentage (LMP) in meat-type chickens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277379/anesthesia-and-concussion
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Robert C Tasker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As clinicians preparing patients for general anesthesia, should we consider the possibility of concussion in our elective operative patients? If so, why is this necessary? Is it possible that exposure to an anesthetic is detrimental to recovery from concussion? If so, what should we do about the imperative/urgency for surgery? No answers are promised in this review. Rather, the focus is on the questions and approaches taken in the recent literature, as well as highlighting a need for more research...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258787/cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-intellectual-outcome-in-childhood-stroke-with-transient-cerebral-arteriopathy
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Nomazulu Dlamini, Ivanna Yau, Robyn Westmacott, Manohar Shroff, Derek Armstrong, William Logan, David Mikulis, Gabrielle deVeber, Andrea Kassner
BACKGROUND: Hypercapnic-challenge blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), measures the regional perfusion response to altered carbon dioxide. CVR correlates with the tissue-level microvascular dysfunction and ischemic risk. Among children with arterial ischemic stroke, transient cerebral arteriopathy (TCA) is a frequent, nonprogressive unilateral intracranial arteriopathy, which typically results in basal ganglia infarction and chronic cerebral artery stenosis...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248746/a-context-oriented-communication-algorithm-for-advance-care-planning-a-model-to-assist-palliative-care-in-heart-failure
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JinShil Kim, Shinmi Kim, Mi-Seung Shin, Jae Ok Jin, Yunmi Kim, Mee-Ok Lee
BACKGROUND: Access to consultation or referral for decisions about advance care planning (ACP) is limited, particularly for nonmalignant models pertinent to palliative care in heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to solicit professional opinions about the feasibility of using an exemplary context-oriented communication algorithm for ACP discussions. METHODS: Using a panel of expert physicians and nurses in cardiovascular care, a 3-round Delphi study was conducted to evaluate the proposed model...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240685/assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-vascular-age-in-overweight-obese-adults-with-primary-hypertension-the-exerdiet-hta-study
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Ilargi Gorostegi-Anduaga, Javier Pérez-Asenjo, Gualberto Rodrigo Aispuru, Simon M Fryer, Ainara Alonso-Colmenero, Estíbaliz Romaratezabala, Sara Maldonado-Martín
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension (HTN), obesity and low cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with an increased risk for a cardiovascular event. Enrolling overweight/obese individuals with HTN, the current study aimed to estimate cardiovascular risk (CVR) and vascular age (VA) profiles analyzing potential sex differences, determine whether VA is higher than chronological age, and whether CVR is associated with a low level of CRF. METHODS: Overweight/obese non-Hispanic White participants (n=209; 141 men and 68 women) with primary HTN had their CVR and VA determined using the New Pooled Cohort Risk Equations and The Framingham method, respectively...
February 24, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218698/genetic-assessment-of-african-swine-fever-isolates-involved-in-outbreaks-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-between-2005-and-2012-reveals-co-circulation-of-p72-genotypes-i-ix-and-xiv-including-19-variants
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Leopold K Mulumba-Mfumu, Jenna E Achenbach, Matthew R Mauldin, Linda K Dixon, Curé Georges Tshilenge, Etienne Thiry, Noelia Moreno, Esther Blanco, Claude Saegerman, Charles E Lamien, Adama Diallo
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating disease of domestic pigs. It is a socioeconomically important disease, initially described from Kenya, but subsequently reported in most Sub-Saharan countries. ASF spread to Europe, South America and the Caribbean through multiple introductions which were initially eradicated-except for Sardinia-followed by re‑introduction into Europe in 2007. In this study of ASF within the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 62 domestic pig samples, collected between 2005-2012, were examined for viral DNA and sequencing at multiple loci: C-terminus of the B646L gene (p72 protein), central hypervariable region (CVR) of the B602L gene, and the E183L gene (p54 protein)...
February 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184203/prefrontal-parietal-white-matter-volumes-in-healthy-elderlies-are-decreased-in-proportion-to-the-degree-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-related-to-inhibitory-control-deficits
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Pedro P Santos, Paula S Da Silveira, Fabio L Souza-Duran, Jaqueline H Tamashiro-Duran, Márcia Scazufca, Paulo R Menezes, Claudia Da Costa Leite, Paulo A Lotufo, Homero Vallada, Maurício Wajngarten, Tânia C De Toledo Ferraz Alves, Patricia Rzezak, Geraldo F Busatto
Cardiovascular risk (CVR) factors may be associated with poor cognitive functioning in elderlies and impairments in brain structure. Using MRI and voxel-based morphometry (VBM), we assessed regional white matter (WM) volumes in a population-based sample of individuals aged 65-75 years (n = 156), subdivided in three CVR subgroups using the Framingham Risk Score. Cognition was assessed using the Short Cognitive Performance Test. In high-risk subjects, we detected significantly reduced WM volume in the right juxtacortical dorsolateral prefrontal region compared to both low and intermediate CVR subgroups...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183556/blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-with-epsilon-aminocaproic-acid-use-during-cranial-vault-reconstruction-surgery
#18
Mark E Thompson, Charles Saadeh, Phillip Watkins, Laszlo Nagy, Joshua Demke
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EACA) load of 50 mg∙kg(-1) before skin incision, and infusion of 25 mg∙kg(-1)∙h(-1) until skin closure during cranial vault reconstruction (CVR) were associated with decreased estimated blood loss and transfusion requirements. BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic medications decrease bleeding and transfusion requirements during cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgeries with high blood loss, but practical reductions in blood loss and transfusion requirements have not been consistently realized in children undergoing CVR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152241/invalidation-of-fmri-experiments-secondary-to-neurovascular-uncoupling-in-patients-with-cerebrovascular-disease
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Andrea E Para, Kevin Sam, Julien Poublanc, Joseph A Fisher, Adrian P Crawley, David J Mikulis
PURPOSE: Blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a technique used to infer neuronal activity from the observed changes in blood flow. Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is the ability of arterioles to increase blood flow in response to vasodilatory stimulus. We hypothesize that in areas of disease where there is exhausted vascular reserve and impaired CVR there will be diminished blood flow response following neuronal activation, and that these areas would appear as false-negative tests on BOLD fMRI...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144461/feasibility-reliability-and-validity-of-the-iranian-version-of-the-quality-of-life-questionnaire-for-pregnancy
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Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Fatemeh Shiri, Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies are giving increased importance to quality of life assessments as measures of the relative effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs used during pregnancy and antenatally. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to validate the Quality of life gravidarum (QOL-GRAV) questionnaire for Iranian women during the pregnant period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional methodological study, content validity following back and forward translation was assessed by a panel of experts...
September 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
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