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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816914/congenital-hypotonia-in-toddlerhood
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Naomi Steiner, Alcy Torres, Arathi Reddy, Marilyn Augustyn
David is a 22-month-old boy who is new to your practice. He recently moved from a rural area in the Midwest. His father is in the United States Air Force, and his mother works as a full-time homemaker. Their household includes 5 older siblings. The family moves every year because of the father's Air Force placement.David was born full-term in Virginia, with no reported pregnancy complications and no alcohol, tobacco, or drug exposure. He was delivered vaginally, with Apgar scores of 7 and 9, respectively and no respiratory issues...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813992/review-of-the-actuators-of-active-knee-prostheses-and-their-target-design-outputs-for-activities-of-daily-living
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Dominik Simon Pieringer, Martin Grimmer, Michael Friedrich Russold, Robert Riener
Active prosthetic knees have the capability to provide net positive work, which is required in daily activities like stair and ramp negotiation or sit-to-stand transfers. Adding this capability might help to increase user mobility, safety, and independence. This article summarizes the biomechanical knee requirements for different activities of daily living and critically compares them with the actuator characteristics of state-of-the-art active prosthetic knee joints. As a result of a systematic literature research 22 active prosthetic knee joints were identified...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813859/an-assistive-lower-limb-exoskeleton-for-people-with-neurological-gait-disorders
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A Ortlieb, M Bouri, R Baud, H Bleuler
Lower limb exoskeletons have already proven the capability to give back mobility to people suffering from spinal cord injury (SCI). Other important populations such as people with multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy, frail elderly and stroke victims, suffer from severe gait impairments and could benefit from similar technology. The work presented in the current paper describes a novel design of a 6-actuated degrees of freedom (DOFs) assistive lower limb exoskeleton for people with moderate mobility impairments...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797016/the-concurrent-validity-and-intrarater-reliability-of-the-microsoft-kinect-to-measure-thoracic-kyphosis
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June Quek, Sandra G Brauer, Julia Treleaven, Ross A Clark
This study aims to investigate the concurrent validity and intrarater reliability of the Microsoft Kinect to measure thoracic kyphosis against the Flexicurve. Thirty-three healthy individuals (age: 31±11.0 years, men: 17, height: 170.2±8.2 cm, weight: 64.2±12.0 kg) participated, with 29 re-examined for intrarater reliability 1-7 days later. Thoracic kyphosis was measured using the Flexicurve and the Microsoft Kinect consecutively in both standing and sitting positions. Both the kyphosis index and angle were calculated...
September 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793284/growth-hormone-therapy-in-children-with-kabuki-syndrome-1-year-treatment-results
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Dina A Schott, Willem J M Gerver, Constance T R M Stumpel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic malformation syndrome, resulting in characteristic features such as short stature. We investigate whether growth hormone (GH) treatment increases linear height and influences body proportions in KS children. METHODS: In this prospective study, 18 genetically confirmed prepubertal KS children (9 females and 9 males) aged from 3.8 to 10.1 years (mean 6.8 ± 2.1 years) were treated with recombinant human GH (rhGH) for 1 year...
August 9, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764148/the-anthropometric-correlates-for-the-physiological-demand-of-strength-and-flexibility-a-study-in-young-indian-field-hockey-players
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Hanjabam Barun Sharma, Jyotsna Kailashiya
INTRODUCTION: Optimal strength and flexibility are essential for performance enhancement and injury prevention in hockey, and anthropometry is known to influence these parameters. AIM: To find anthropometric correlates for strength and flexibility score in young Indian field hockey players. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen female and 19 male subjects volunteered for the study. Selected anthropometric variables: lengths, breadths, girths and body composition; strength and sit and reach score were measured for each subject...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759569/proposed-equations-and-reference-values-for-calculating-bone-health-in-children-and-adolescent-based-on-age-and-sex
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Rossana Gómez-Campos, Cynthia Lee Andruske, Miguel de Arruda, Camilo Urra Albornoz, Marco Cossio-Bolaños
BACKGROUND: The Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for measuring BMD and bone mineral content (BMC). In general, DXA is ideal for pediatric use. However, the development of specific standards for particular geographic regions limits its use and application for certain socio-cultural contexts. Additionally, the anthropometry may be a low cost and easy to use alternative method in epidemiological contexts. The goal of our study was to develop regression equations for predicting bone health of children and adolescents based on anthropometric indicators to propose reference values based on age and sex...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756733/relative-age-effect-in-physical-fitness-among-elementary-and-junior-high-school-students
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Hiroki Nakata, Miki Akido, Kumi Naruse, Motoko Fujiwara
The present study investigated characteristics of the relative age effect (RAE) among a general sample of Japanese elementary and junior high school students. Japan applies a unique annual age-grouping by birthdates between April 1 and March 31 of the following year for sport and education. Anthropometric and physical fitness data were obtained from 3,610 Japanese students, including height, weight, the 50-m sprint, standing long jump, grip strength, bent-leg sit-ups, sit and reach, side steps, 20-m shuttle run, and ball throw...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748195/functional-brace-in-acl-surgery-force-quantification-in-an-in-vivo-study
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Robert F LaPrade, Melanie B Venderley, Kimi D Dahl, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull
BACKGROUND: A need exists for a functional anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) brace that dynamically supports the knee joint to match the angle-dependent forces of a native ACL, especially in the early postoperative period. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to quantify the posteriorly directed external forces applied to the anterior proximal tibia by both a static and a dynamic force ACL brace. The proximal strap forces applied by the static force brace were hypothesized to remain relatively constant regardless of knee flexion angle compared with those of the dynamic force brace...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713470/differences-in-anthropometry-biological-age-and-physical-fitness-between-young-elite-kayakers-and-canoeists
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Daniel López-Plaza, Fernando Alacid, José María Muyor, Pedro Ángel López-Miñarro
The aim of this study was to determine the anthropometric and physical characteristics of youth elite paddlers and to identify the differences between kayakers and canoeists. A total of 171 male paddlers (eighty-nine kayakers and eighty-two canoeists), aged 13.69 ± 0.57 years (mean ± SD) volunteered to participate in this study. The participants completed basic anthropometric assessments (body mass, stretch stature, sitting height, body mass index, maturity level, sum of 6 skinfolds and fat mass percentage) as well as a battery of physical fitness tests (overhead medicine ball throw, counter movement jump, sit-and-reach and 20 m multi-stage shuttle run tests)...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713469/anthropometric-profile-in-different-event-categories-of-acrobatic-gymnastics
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Yaiza Taboada-Iglesias, Mercedes Vernetta Santana, Águeda Gutiérrez-Sánchez
There is a specific anthropometric profile for each sport, which may be differentiated even in relation to the position, role or event category within each sport discipline. However, there are few studies on acrobatic gymnastics, and the goal of this work was to determine the anthropometric profile depending on the event category, as well as factors that predisposed to performance in these categories. The sample consisted of 150 gymnasts from Spain, divided into 8 groups according to the event category and the role played...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708428/reliability-and-correlation-of-static-and-dynamic-foot-arch-measurement-in-a-healthy-pediatric-population
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Timo Scholz, Astrid Zech, Karl Wegscheider, Susanne Lezius, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Susanne Sehner, Karsten Hollander
BACKGROUND: Measurement of the medial longitudinal foot arch in children is a controversial topic, as there are many different methods without a definite standard procedure. The purpose of this study was to 1) investigate intraday and interrater reliability regarding dynamic arch index and static arch height, 2) explore the correlation between both arch indices, and 3) examine the variation of the medial longitudinal arch at two different times of the day. METHODS: Eighty-six children (mean ± SD age, 8...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707318/correlation-of-xiphopubic-distance-body-weight-height-and-body-mass-index-with-intravesical-and-abdominal-initial-resting-pressures-in-urodynamic-testing-in-the-sitting-position
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Juan P Valdevenito, Arturo García-Mora, Jorge Rodriguez, Andrew Gammie
OBJECTIVES: To compare the initial resting intravesical pressure (pves ) and abdominal pressure (pabd ) in the sitting position with the typical range of values, to assess the correlation between such pressures and patient xipho-pubic distance, body weight, height and body mass index (BMI), and to estimate if xipho-pubic distance can be a guide to interpret initial resting pressures in urodynamic testing. METHODS: Women with lower urinary tract symptomatology referred for urodynamic testing were consecutively enrolled in a prospective study...
July 13, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703120/effects-of-body-habitus-on-internal-radiation-dose-calculations-using-the-5-year-old-anthropomorphic-male-models
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Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, Habib Zaidi
Computational phantoms are commonly used in internal radiation dosimetry to assess the amount and distribution pattern of energy deposited in various parts of the human body from different internal radiation sources. Radiation dose assessments are commonly performed on predetermined reference computational phantoms while the argument for individualized patient-specific radiation dosimetry exists. This study aims to evaluate the influence of body habitus on internal dosimetry and to quantify the uncertainties in dose estimation correlated with the use of fixed reference models...
July 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693090/-study-of-basal-metabolic-rate-of-81-young-adults-aged-20-29-years-old-in-changsha
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X Zhou, D Q Mao, J Y Luo, J H Wu, Q Zhuo, Y M Li
Objective: To determine the basal metabolic rate (BMR) of young adults aged between 20-29 years old in Changsha. Methods: We recruited volunteers to join in our research project from April to May, 2015. All recruited volunteers must meet the inclusion criteria: aged 20-29 years old, height between 164-180 centimeters in males and 154-167 centimeters in females, in good health condition, and with no habit of regular physical exercise in last year. Finally, 81 qualified volunteers were selected as research objects, including 43 males and 38 females...
July 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674600/effects-of-12-weeks-of-physical-training-on-body-composition-and-physical-fitness-in-military-recruits
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Leandra C B Campos, Fabio A D Campos, Thiago A R Bezerra, Ídico Luiz Pellegrinotti
The aim of this study was to analyze the morphological and functional changes in military recruits after twelve weeks of physical training. The sample consisted of 130 volunteer recruits aged 18-19 years. Anthropometric variables were assessed (body weight, height, body mass index, arm, waist, and hip circumference, waist/hip ratio, skinfold thickness of the triceps, suprailiac, and abdomen, and body fat percentage) and the sit-up test (1 minute), push-up test, and 12-minute running test. The physical training protocol involved running workouts, strength, agility, and flexibility...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667773/short-stature-homeobox-containing-gene-duplications-in-3-7-of-girls-with-tall-stature-and-normal-karyotypes
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Emmie N Upners, Rikke B Jensen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Morten Dunø, Lise Aksglaede, Anders Juul
AIM: The short stature homeobox containing gene (SHOX) plays an important role in short stature, but has not been explored in detail in a tall stature population before. This study explored the prevalence of SHOX aberrations in girls diagnosed with idiopathic tall stature with a normal karyotype. METHODS: We studied SHOX aberrations in 81 girls with a median age of 10.43 (7.17-12.73) years diagnosed with tall stature who were referred to our clinic at Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark, between 2003-2013...
July 1, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658087/physical-fitness-characteristics-of-high-versus-low-performers-on-an-occupationally-specific-physical-agility-test-pat-for-patrol-officers
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J Jay Dawes, Keston Lindsay, Jennifer Bero, Craig Elder, Charlie Kornhauser, Ryan Holmes
Law enforcement agencies frequently use Physical Ability Tests (PAT) as a method of evaluating occupational performance. These tests are designed to replicate essential occupational tasks frequently performed by officers in the field. The purpose of this study was to determine if significant relationships exist between the selected physical fitness tests and PAT performance, and to determine which of these tests best differentiates between high and low PAT performers. Full-time highway patrol officers (n= 495) submitted self-reported anthropometric data (mean age = 39...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647284/the-effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-muscle-size-and-quality-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
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Malia N M Blue, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Eric T Trexler, Katie R Hirsch
OBJECTIVES: Despite growing popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) for improving health and fitness, limited data exist identifying the effects of HIIT on muscle characteristics. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of a 3-week HIIT intervention on muscle size and quality in overweight and obese men and women. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-four overweight and obese men and women (mean±SD; age: 35...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645093/identification-of-key-outcome-measures-when-using-the-instrumented-timed-up-and-go-and-or-posturography-for-fall-screening
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Renee Beach Sample, Allison L Kinney, Kurt Jackson, Wiebke Diestelkamp, Kimberly Edginton Bigelow
The Timed Up and Go (TUG) has been commonly used for fall risk assessment. The instrumented Timed Up and Go (iTUG) adds wearable sensors to capture sub-movements and may be more sensitive. Posturography assessments have also been used for determining fall risk. This study used stepwise logistic regression models to identify key outcome measures for the iTUG and posturography protocols. The effectiveness of the models containing these measures in differentiating fallers from non-fallers were then compared for each: iTUG total time duration only, iTUG, posturography, and combined iTUG and posturography assessments...
June 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
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