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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646812/oral-consumption-of-vitamin-k2-for-8-weeks-associated-with-increased-maximal-cardiac-output-during-exercise
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Brian K McFarlin, Andrea L Henning, Adam S Venable
Background • Vitamin K1 and K2 are not typically common in a Western diet because they are found in a variety of fermented foods. Vitamin K2 in particular has been demonstrated to restore mitochondrial function and has a key role in production of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate. Thus, it is reasonable to speculate that dietary supplementation with vitamin K2 could increase the function of muscle with high mitochondrial content (ie, skeletal and cardiac muscle). Objective • The purpose of this study was to determine if 8 wk of dietary supplementation with Vitamin K2 could alter cardiovascular responses to a graded cycle ergometer test...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641993/peer-review-for-selection-of-oral-presentations-for-conferences-are-we-reliable
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Myriam Deveugele, Jonathan Silverman
INTRODUCTION: Although peer-review for journal submission, grant-applications and conference submissions has been called 'a counter- stone of science', and even 'the gold standard for evaluating scientific merit', publications on this topic remain scares. Research that has investigated peer-review reveals several issues and criticisms concerning bias, poor quality review, unreliability and inefficiency. The most important weakness of the peer review process is the inconsistency between reviewers leading to inadequate inter-rater reliability...
June 16, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641044/the-effects-of-short-versus-long-inter-set-rest-intervals-in-resistance-training-on-measures-of-muscle-hypertrophy-a-systematic-review
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Jozo Grgic, Bruno Lazinica, Pavle Mikulic, James W Krieger, Brad Jon Schoenfeld
Although the effects of short versus long inter-set rest intervals in resistance training on measures of muscle hypertrophy have been investigated in several studies, the findings are equivocal and the practical implications remain unclear. In an attempt to provide clarity on the topic, we performed a systematic literature search of PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) electronic databases. Six studies were found to have met the inclusion criteria: (a) an experimental trial published in an English-language peer-reviewed journal; (b) the study compared the use of short (≤60 s) to long (>60 s) inter-set rest intervals in a traditional dynamic resistance exercise using both concentric and eccentric muscle actions, with the only difference in resistance training among groups being the inter-set rest interval duration; (c) at least one method of measuring changes in muscle mass was used in the study; (d) the study lasted for a minimum of four weeks, employed a training frequency of ≥2 resistance training days per week, and (e) used human participants without known chronic disease or injury...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632011/essential-public-health-competencies-for-medical-students-establishing-a-consensus-in-family-medicine
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Christopher P Morley, Scott R Rosas, Ranit Mishori, William Jordan, Yumi Shitama Jarris, Family Medicine/Public Health Competencies Work Group, Jacob Prunuske
Phenomenon: The integration of public health (PH) competency training into medical education, and further integration of PH and primary care, has been urged by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. However, PH competencies are numerous, and no consensus exists over which competencies are most important for adoption by current trainees. Our objective was to conduct a group concept mapping exercise with stakeholders identifying the most important and feasible PH skills to incorporate in medical and residency curricula...
March 2, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631503/exercise-induced-cardioprotection-and-the-therapeutic-potential-of-ripc
#5
John C Quindry
In the search for innovative solutions to treat ischemic heart disease, recent basic science and clinical approaches have focused on remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC). Remote ischemic preconditioning involves short intervals of limb blood flow occlusion by the application of a blood pressure cuff inflated to a suprasystolic pressure. The promise of RIPC in the development of new cardioprotective therapies is founded on the premise that it is cost-effective, technically simple, and overcomes many logistical and biochemical hurdles associated with other ischemic preconditioning approaches...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631257/the-validity-and-responsiveness-of-isometric-lower-body-multi-joint-tests-of-muscular-strength-a-systematic-review
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David Drake, Rodney Kennedy, Eric Wallace
BACKGROUND: Researchers and practitioners working in sports medicine and science require valid tests to determine the effectiveness of interventions and enhance understanding of mechanisms underpinning adaptation. Such decision making is influenced by the supportive evidence describing the validity of tests within current research. The objective of this study is to review the validity of lower body isometric multi-joint tests ability to assess muscular strength and determine the current level of supporting evidence...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630716/femoral-neck-fractures-as-a-complication-of-hip-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review
#7
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Nolan S Horner, Khanduja Vikas, Austin E MacDonald, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Nicole Simunovic, Olufemi R Ayeni
The purpose of this study was to identify the causes and risk factors for hip fractures, a rare but devastating complication, following hip arthroscopy. The electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed were searched and screened in duplicate for relevant clinical and basic sciences studies and pertinent data was abstracted and analysed in Microsoft Excel. Nineteen studies (12 clinical studies and seven biomechanical studies) with a total of 31 392 patients experiencing 43 hip fractures (0.1% of patients) met the inclusion criteria for this systematic review...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630570/contralateral-effects-after-unilateral-strength-training-a-meta-analysis-comparing-training-loads
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REVIEW
Rafel Cirer-Sastre, Jose V Beltrán-Garrido, Francisco Corbi
There is solid evidence on the cross-training phenomenon, but the training load required to achieve it has yet to be established. The aim of this meta-analysis was to deduce which unilateral strength training load (duration, frequency, intensity, rest and type) would enable the biggest strength increases to be obtained in the inactive contralateral limb. The examined studies were limited to those written in the English language within the Web of Science, PubMed and SPORTDiscus databases. Ten of the 43 eligible studies were included, covering a total of 409 participants...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628590/the-past-present-and-future-of-neurorehabilitation-from-nustep-through-iv-step-and-beyond
#9
Susan R Harris, Carolee J Winstein
PURPOSES: To present the history and aims of the STEP conferences; describe the interdependence of prevention, prediction, plasticity, and participation; reflect on where we stand today regarding those 4 Ps; and discuss how future neurorehabilitation should look for individuals with movement disorders. KEY POINTS: Physical therapists have focused primarily on tertiary prevention, emphasizing primary/secondary prevention far less. Predicting optimal response to intervention is essential for primary prevention...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627731/cell-migration-analysis-a-low-cost-laboratory-experiment-for-cell-and-developmental-biology-courses-using-keratocytes-from-fish-scales
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Daniel Prieto, Gonzalo Aparicio, Jose R Sotelo-Silveira
Cell and developmental processes are complex, and profoundly dependent on spatial relationships that change over time. Innovative educational or teaching strategies are always needed to foster deep comprehension of these processes and their dynamic features. However, laboratory exercises in cell and developmental biology at the undergraduate level do not often take into account the time dimension. In this article, we provide a laboratory exercise focused in cell migration, aiming to stimulate thinking in time and space dimensions through a simplification of more complex processes occurring in cell or developmental biology...
June 19, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616422/evaluation-of-educational-program-in-the-master-of-medical-education-by-eisner-s-educational-connoisseurship-and-criticism-model
#11
Fariba Khanipoor, Mitra Amini, Laila Bazrafcan
INTRODUCTION: To be more successful in medical education and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum in this field, assessment of the students' views, graduates, professors, and experts is essential. The aim of this qualitative assessment was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the medical education curriculum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This research is a qualitative study using the Eisner's educational connoisseurship and criticism model that was conducted in Shiraz Medical Sciences University in 2014...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614843/elementary-school-teachers-vocal-dose-muscle-bioenergetics-and-training-implications
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Audrey G Smith, Mary J Sandage, David D Pascoe, Laura W Plexico, Italo R Lima, Guanqun Cao
Purpose: Translating exercise-science methodology for determination of muscle bioenergetics, we hypothesized that the temporal voice-use patterns for classroom and music teachers would indicate a reliance on the immediate energy system for laryngeal skeletal-muscle metabolism. It was hypothesized that the music-teacher group would produce longer voiced segments than the classroom teachers. Method: Using a between- and within-group multivariate analysis-of-variance design (5 classroom teachers; 7 music teachers), we analyzed fundamental-frequency data-collected via an ambulatory phonation monitor-for length (seconds) of voiced and nonvoiced intervals...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610442/the-effect-of-a-corrective-functional-exercise-program-on-postural-thoracic-kyphosis-in-teenagers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qiang Feng, Mei Wang, Yanfeng Zhang, Yu Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of a corrective functional exercise program on postural thoracic kyphosis in teenagers in China. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial including students with a thoracic kyphosis angle (TKA) >40° measured using the SpinalMouse. SETTING: China Institute of Sport Science and three middle schools in Beijing, China. SUBJECTS: A total of 181 subjects were included in this trial; of these, 164 subjects were included in the analyses (intervention group, n = 81; control group, n = 83)...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602648/a-systematic-review-of-trials-investigating-strength-training-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
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Katriona Keller-Varady, Patrick A Varady, Astrid Röh, Andrea Schmitt, Peter Falkai, Alkomiet Hasan, Berend Malchow
This systematic review analyzed strength training (ST) in patients with schizophrenia. Two independent reviewers searched PubMed and CENTRAL. Only two studies reported on the effects of isolated ST. ST with a single exercise did not improve psychopathology but walking performance. ST for several large muscle groups significantly improved muscle strength and psychopathology. To date, no treatment recommendations can be made for ST. Consistent with recommendations for healthy people combined strength and endurance training can be recommended for schizophrenia...
June 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602542/moderators-of-exercise-effects-on-depressive-symptoms-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-regression
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REVIEW
Matthew P Herring, Karl M Fleming, Sara P Hayes, Robert W Motl, Susan B Coote
CONTEXT: This study examined the extent to which patient and trial characteristics moderate the effects of exercise on depressive symptoms among people with multiple sclerosis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Twenty-four effects were derived from 14 articles published before August 2016 located using Google Scholar, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Web of Science. Trials involved 624 people with multiple sclerosis and included both randomization to exercise training or a non-exercise control condition and measurement of depressive symptoms at baseline and at mid- and/or post-intervention...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602433/tutoring-math-platform-accessible-for-visually-impaired-people
#16
Michał Sebastian Maćkowski, Piotr Franciszek Brzoza, Dominik Roland Spinczyk
BACKGROUND: There are many problems with teaching and assessing impaired students in higher education, especially in technical science, where the knowledge is represented mostly by structural information like: math formulae, charts, graphs, etc. Developing e-learning platform for distance education solves this problem only partially due to the lack of accessibility for the blind. METHOD: The proposed method is based on the decomposition of the typical mathematical exercise into a sequence of elementary sub-exercises...
June 3, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600365/effect-of-physical-activity-and-dietary-restriction-interventions-on-weight-loss-and-the-musculoskeletal-function-of-overweight-and-obese-older-adults-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-mixed-method-data-synthesis
#17
Asma S Alrushud, Alison B Rushton, Archontissa M Kanavaki, Carolyn A Greig
BACKGROUND: Despite the clinical recommendation of exercise and diet for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA), there are no systematic reviews synthesising the effectiveness of combining physical activity and dietary restriction interventions on the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of combined physical activity and dietary restriction programmes on body weight, body mass index (BMI) and the musculoskeletal function of overweight and obese older adults with knee OA...
June 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592583/rehabilitation-interventions-to-improve-patient-reported-outcomes-and-physical-fitness-in-survivors-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review-protocol
#18
Elke Rammant, Renée Bultijnck, Nora Sundahl, Piet Ost, Nele S Pauwels, Benedicte Deforche, Ronny Pieters, Karel Decaestecker, Valérie Fonteyne
INTRODUCTION: Survivors of muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) experience physical and psychosocial side effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. These negative side effects have a crucial impact on their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there is evidence that rehabilitation interventions such as physical activity and psychosocial support have a positive effect on the HRQoL of cancer survivors. Unfortunately, there are no specific guidelines for rehabilitation or survivorship programmes for MIBC survivors...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589648/effects-of-exercise-based-interventions-on-postpartum-depression-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Raquel Poyatos-León, Antonio García-Hermoso, Gema Sanabria-Martínez, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno
BACKGROUND: There is inconsistent evidence about the effect of physical activity on the prevention and treatment of depression during the postnatal period. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine the effect of physical activity interventions during pregnancy and the postpartum period for controlling postpartum depressive symptoms. METHODS: We systematically searched Cochrane Library Plus, Science Direct, EMBASE, CINAHL, PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus, from January 1990 to May 2016, for randomized or nonrandomized controlled trials addressing the effect of physical activity on postpartum depression...
June 6, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589631/systematic-review-exercise-induced-gastrointestinal-syndrome-implications-for-health-and-intestinal-disease
#20
REVIEW
R J S Costa, R M J Snipe, C M Kitic, P R Gibson
BACKGROUND: "Exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome" refers to disturbances of gastrointestinal integrity and function that are common features of strenuous exercise. AIM: To systematically review the literature to establish the impact of acute exercise on markers of gastrointestinal integrity and function in healthy populations and those with chronic gastrointestinal conditions. METHODS: Search literature using five databases (PubMed, EBSCO, Web of Science, SPORTSdiscus, and Ovid Medline) to review publications that focused on the impact of acute exercise on markers of gastrointestinal injury, permeability, endotoxaemia, motility and malabsorption in healthy populations and populations with gastrointestinal diseases/disorders...
June 7, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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