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Delgerjargal Dorjbal, Alarcos Cieza, Hans Peter Gmünder, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Gerold Stucki, T Bedirhan Üstün, Birgit Prodinger
QUALITY ISSUE: Responding to person's health and related needs requires the availability of health information that reflects relevant aspects of a health condition and how this health condition impacts on a person's daily life. INITIAL ASSESSMENT: Health information is routinely collected at different time points by diverse professionals, in different settings for various purposes with varying methods. Consequently, health information is not always comparable, posing a challenge to the regular monitoring of quality...
August 27, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
H B Zhao, C J Hu, H W Cheng, J H Fang, Y P Xie, W Y Fang, T N L Doan, T K A Hoang, J Q Xu, P Chen
A rechargeable hybrid aqueous battery (ReHAB) containing NASICON-type M3V2(PO4)3 (M = Li, Na) as the cathodes and Zinc metal as the anode, working in Li2SO4-ZnSO4 aqueous electrolyte, has been studied. Both of Li3V2(PO4)3 and Na3V2(PO4)3 cathodes can be reversibly charge/discharge with the initial discharge capacity of 128 mAh g(-1) and 96 mAh g(-1) at 0.2C, respectively, with high up to 84% of capacity retention ratio after 200 cycles. The electrochemical assisted ex-XRD confirm that Li3V2(PO4)3 and Na3V2(PO4)3 are relative stable in aqueous electrolyte, and Na3V2(PO4)3 showed more complicated electrochemical mechanism due to the co-insertion of Li(+) and Na(+)...
2016: Scientific Reports
Rehab M Amin, Brijesh Bhayana, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is among the most common pathogens that cause nosocomial infections and is responsible for about 10% of all hospital-acquired infections. In the present study, we investigated the potential development of tolerance of P. aeruginosa to antimicrobial blue light by carrying 10 successive cycles of sublethal blue light inactivation. The high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) analysis was performed to identify endogenous porphyrins in P. aeruginosa cells. In addition, we tested the effectiveness of antimicrobial blue light in a mouse model of nonlethal skin abrasion infection by using a bioluminescent strain of P...
July 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Ryan Monti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Participation in baseball is prevalent across all age groups. Baseball injuries are common and can impact a player's ability to participate. An injury to any region can influence the player's ability to swing the bat. As a part of the athlete's rehabilitation, a sports-specific program should be implemented re-introducing the hitting cycle that addresses proper biomechanics as well as providing a progressive atmosphere to return to hitting. Although there are several return to throwing progression programs in the literature, to the author's knowledge no published hitting progression programs exist...
December 2015: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Tuvia Ben Gal, Massimo F Piepoli, Ugo Corrà, Viviane Conraads, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Ewa Piotrowicz, Jean-Paul Schmid, Petar M Seferovic, Piotr Ponikowski, Gerasimos Filippatos, Tiny Jaarsma
BACKGROUND: To contribute to the protocol development of exercise training in LVAD supported patients by reviewing the exercise programs for those patients in the ESC affiliated countries. METHODS: A subset of data from 77 (26 countries) LVAD implanting centers that participated in the Extra-HF survey (170 centers) was analyzed. RESULTS: Of the 77 LVAD implanting centers, 45 (58%) reported to have a functioning exercise training program (ETP) for LVAD patients...
December 15, 2015: International Journal of Cardiology
Amelia Brunani, Alberto Raggi, Anna Sirtori, Maria Elisa Berselli, Valentina Villa, Francesca Ceriani, Stefania Corti, Matilde Leonardi, Paolo Capodaglio
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to design an ICF-based individual rehabilitation project for obese patients with comorbidities (IRPOb) integrated into the Rehab-CYCLE to standardize rehabilitative programs. This might facilitate the different health professionals involved in the continuum of care of obese patients to standardize rehabilitation interventions. METHODS: After training on the ICF and based on the relevant studies, ICF categories were identified in a formal consensus process by our multidisciplinary team...
June 2015: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Joel M Stevans, Christopher G Bise, John C McGee, Debora L Miller, Paul Rockar, Anthony Delitto
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our nation's suboptimal health care quality and unsustainable costs can be linked to the failure to implement evidence-based interventions. Implementation is the bridge between the decision to adopt a strategy and its sustained use in practice. The purpose of this case report is threefold: (1) to outline the historical implementation of an evidence-based quality improvement project, (2) to describe the program's future direction using a systems perspective to identify implementation barriers, and (3) to provide implications for the profession as it works toward closing the evidence-to-practice gap...
April 2015: Physical Therapy
Luke M Mooney, Elliott J Rouse, Hugh M Herr
BACKGROUND: Passive exoskeletons that assist with human locomotion are often lightweight and compact, but are unable to provide net mechanical power to the exoskeletal wearer. In contrast, powered exoskeletons often provide biologically appropriate levels of mechanical power, but the size and mass of their actuator/power source designs often lead to heavy and unwieldy devices. In this study, we extend the design and evaluation of a lightweight and powerful autonomous exoskeleton evaluated for loaded walking in (J Neuroeng Rehab 11:80, 2014) to the case of unloaded walking conditions...
2014: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Engy M El Morsy, Rehab Kamel
CONTEXT: Paracetamol overdose is a predominant cause of hepatotoxicity in both humans and experimental animals. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the protective effect of aqueous artichoke leaf extract (ALE) against paracetamol-induced liver injury in rats using N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a reference drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into five groups: negative control, paracetamol (2 g/kg, single oral dose), ALE (1.5 g/kg, orally for 14 d), ALE + paracetamol, and NAC (100 mg/kg) + paracetamol...
February 2015: Pharmaceutical Biology
S R Schwarzkopf, E Grill, K E Dreinhöfer
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a comprehensive and structured treatment management and outcome evaluation in trauma care based on specific ICF core sets and the ICF-based Rehab-CYCLE. The Rehab-CYCLE allows the problem-based assessment of functioning in a multi-professional team under physician-guidance and the definition of long-term, intervention and cycle goals. Defined intervention goals are assigned to the appropriate intervention principles and techniques as well as the specific evaluation instruments...
June 2010: Der Unfallchirurg
B C Craven, A R Morris
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVES: To report the intra-rater (one rater), inter-rater (two raters) and inter-session (one subject, sessions 1-5) reliability of lower extremity modified Ashworth scale (MAS) scores among patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tertiary Academic Rehab Centre in Toronto, Canada. METHODS: MAS scores of 20 subjects with chronic SCI (C5-T10 AIS A-D>12 months) were recorded for the hip abductors and adductors, knee flexors and extensors, and ankle plantar and dorsiflexors...
March 2010: Spinal Cord
Gustaf Sandh, Rehab El-Shehawy, Beatriz Díez, Birgitta Bergman
Examination of the diurnal patterns of basic cellular processes in the marine nonheterocystous diazotrophic cyanobacterium Trichodesmium revealed that the division of cells occurred throughout the diurnal cycle, but that it oscillated and peaked at an early stage in the dark period. Transcription of the early cell division gene ftsZ and the occurrence of the FtsZ protein showed a similar diurnal rhythmicity that preceded the division of cells. DNA replication (dnaA gene transcription) occurred before the transcription of ftsZ and hetR, the latter encoding the key heterocyst differentiation protein...
June 2009: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Kristýna Matejů, Zdena Bendová, Rehab El-Hennamy, Martin Sládek, Serhiy Sosniyenko, Alena Sumová
The molecular mechanism underlying circadian rhythmicity within the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus has two light-sensitive components, namely the clock genes Per1 and Per2. Besides, light induces the immediate-early gene c-fos. In adult rats, expression of all three genes is induced by light administered during the subjective night but not subjective day. The aim of the present study was to ascertain when and where within the SCN the photic sensitivity of Per1, Per2 and c-fos develops during early postnatal ontogenesis...
February 2009: European Journal of Neuroscience
Marita Stier-Jarmer, Alarcos Cieza, Michael Borchers, Gerold Stucki
OBJECTIVE: To introduce the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as conceptual model and classification and the ICF Core Sets as a way to specify functioning for a specific health condition such as Low Back Pain, and to illustrate the application of the ICF and ICF Core Sets in the context of clinical practice, the planning and reporting of studies and the comparison of health status measures. METHODS: A decision-making and consensus process was performed to develop the ICF Core Sets for Low Back Pain, the linking procedure was applied as basis for the content comparison of health-status measures and the Rehab-Cycle was used to exemplify the application of the ICE and ICF Core Sets in clinical practice...
January 2009: Clinical Journal of Pain
Rehab El-Hennamy, Kristyna Mateju, Zdena Bendová, Serhiy Sosniyenko, Alena Sumová
The molecular clockwork underlying the generation of circadian rhythmicity within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) develops gradually during ontogenesis. The authors' previous work has shown that rhythms in clock gene expression in the rat SCN are not detectable at embryonic day (E) 19, start to form at E20 and develop further via increasing amplitude until postnatal day (P) 10. The aim of the present work was to elucidate whether and how swiftly the immature fetal and neonatal molecular SCN clocks can be reset by maternal cues...
October 2008: Journal of Biological Rhythms
A Rauch, A Cieza, G Stucki
Rehabilitation aims to enable people experiencing or likely to experience disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning. Consequently, the assessment of functioning is the starting point of a patient and goal oriented rehabilitation process. Within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) rehabilitation practitioners can rely for the first on a worldwide accepted model providing a universal language for the description and classification of functioning. To take advantage of the ICF in rehabilitation management there is a need to develop appropriate ICF Tools for clinical practice...
September 2008: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Carin M Van Gelder, L Alex Pranger, William P Wiesmann, Nina Stachenfeld, Sandy Bogucki
OBJECTIVE: Develop experimental models to study uncompensable heat stress (UCHS) in working firefighters (FFs). METHODS: FFs ingested core temperature (Tc) capsules prior to performing sequential tasks in 40 degrees C and personal protective ensemble (PPE), or 18 degrees C and no PPE. Both trials were conducted in an environmental chamber with FFs using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). RESULTS: FFs exercising in heat and PPE reproduced UCHS conditions...
April 2008: Prehospital Emergency Care
Alena Sumová, Zdenka Bendová, Martin Sládek, Zuzana Kováciková, Rehab El-Hennamy, Kristýna Laurinová, Helena Illnerová
The mammalian circadian pacemaker is located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), which is composed of dorsomedial (dm) and ventrolateral (vl) regions. The molecular clockwork responsible for the SCN rhythmicity consists of clock genes and their transcriptional-translational feedback loops. The rat SCN rhythmicity and clockwork are affected by the photoperiod. The aim of this study was to elucidate development of the rat SCN rhythmicity, namely of the rhythmicity of the dm- and vl-SCN and of expression of clock genes and to ascertain when the photoperiod starts to affect the SCN rhythmicity...
2006: Chronobiology International
Alena Sumová, Zdenka Bendová, Martin Sládek, Rehab El-Hennamy, Kristýna Laurinová, Zuzana Jindráková, Helena Illnerová
In mammals, the principal circadian clock within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) entrains the phase of clocks in numerous peripheral tissues and controls the rhythmicity in various body functions. During ontogenesis, the molecular mechanism responsible for generating circadian rhythmicity develops gradually from the prenatal to the postnatal period. In the beginning, the maternal signals set the phase of the newly developing fetal and early postnatal clocks, whereas the external light-dark cycle starts to entrain the clocks only later...
May 22, 2006: FEBS Letters
J Grundmann, K Keller, M Bräuning-Edelmann
The WHO Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health enables the description of functional health, disability and impairment on an international and interdisciplinary level in a common language. The fundamental underlying assumption of this Classification, which is orientated around a bio-psycho-social model of health and impairment, has been accepted by rehabilitation scientists in general. Unfortunately, the WHO does not make any recommendations as to how this classification could be applied in practice...
December 2005: Die Rehabilitation
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