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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524238/psychosocial-work-factors-and-low-back-pain-in-taxi-drivers
#1
Barbara J Burgel, Rami A Elshatarat
INTRODUCTION: Taxi drivers are at high risk for low back pain (LBP). AIM: Identify the association between psychosocial-work factors (Job strain, Iso-strain, effort-reward imbalance [ERI], unfairness, and mental exertion) and LBP in taxi drivers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done with 129 taxi drivers. RESULTS: Approximately 63% reported LBP in the prior 12 months. Chi square or t-test analyses identified the associations between demographic, work, health, and psychosocial work factors, and self-report of LBP in the prior 12 months...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523022/the-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-in-iranian-dentists-an-epidemiological-study
#2
Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Nahid Rahmani, Faezeh Halimi, Muhammad Nazim Farooq
OBJECTIVE: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and prevalent work-related conditions. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors associated with LBP in dentists and to analyze the association between individual and occupational characteristics and LBP. METHODS: Following ethical approval, 300 dentists from Tehran Iran have voluntarily participated. Different questionnaires were completed to collect personal, occupational characteristics and the prevalence and risk factors of LBP...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521761/a-multimedia-campaign-to-improve-back-beliefs-in-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-process-evaluation
#3
Arnela Suman, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Jiman Bamarni, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent and costly disorders worldwide. To reduce its burden in the Netherlands, implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP was supported by a multifaceted eHealth campaign for patients with LBP. The current study aims 1) to evaluate whether the implementation strategy was performed as planned; 2) to assess the feasibility, barriers and facilitators of the patient based eHealth campaign; 3) to gain insight into the satisfaction and experiences of patients with various ethnic backgrounds with the implementation strategy and to make a comparison between them; and 4) to explore the association between exposure to and satisfaction with the implementation strategy...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520648/a-longitudinal-study-of-the-influence-of-comorbidities-and-lifestyle-factors-on-low-back-pain-in-older-men
#4
P Parreira, C G Maher, M L Ferreira, G C Machado, F M Blyth, V Naganathan, L M Waite, M J Seibel, D Handelsman, R G Cumming
Older adults are largely under-represented in to LBP research. In light of the ageing population, it is crucial to understand the influence of comorbidities and lifestyle factors on the risk and prognosis of LBP in older adults. The aims of this study were to describe the course of LBP in older men; to investigate if comorbidities/ lifestyle factors can predict the course of LBP in older men; to assess if comorbidities/ lifestyle factors increase the risk of developing LBP in older men. The study sample comprised 1,685 older men living in suburban Sydney, Australia...
May 16, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514779/low-back-pain-in-pregnancy-investigations-management-and-role-of-neuraxial-analgesia-and-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review
#5
Herman Sehmbi, Rohan D'Souza, Anuj Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is commonly experienced during pregnancy and is often poorly managed. There is much ambiguity in diagnostic work-up, appropriate management and decision-making regarding the use of neuraxial analgesia and anaesthesia during labour and delivery in these patients. This systematic review summarises the evidence regarding investigations, management strategies and considerations around performing neuraxial blocks for pregnant women with LBP. METHODS: We searched 3 databases and reviewed literature concerning LBP in pregnancy with regards to diagnostic modalities, management strategies and use of neuraxial techniques for facilitating labour and delivery...
May 18, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512456/proline-based-cyclic-dipeptides-from-korean-fermented-vegetable-kimchi-and-from-leuconostoc-mesenteroides-lbp-k06-have-activities-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Rui Liu, Andrew H Kim, Min-Kyu Kwak, Sa-Ouk Kang
Lactobacillus plantarum and Leuconostoc mesenteroides play a prominent role as functional starters and predominant isolates in the production of various types of antimicrobial compound-containing fermented foods, especially including kimchi. In the case of the bioactive cyclic dipeptides, their racemic diastereomers inhibitory to bacteria and fungi have been suggested to come solely from Lactobacillus spp. of these strains. We previously demonstrated the antifungal and antiviral activities of proline-based cyclic dipeptides, which were fractionated from culture filtrates of Lb...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512356/adamdec1-ednrb-and-ptgs1-cox1-inflammation-genes-upregulated-in-the-intestinal-mucosa-of-obese-rats-are-downregulated-by-three-probiotic-strains
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Julio Plaza-Díaz, Cándido Robles-Sánchez, Francisco Abadía-Molina, Virginia Morón-Calvente, María José Sáez-Lara, Alfonso Ruiz-Bravo, María Jiménez-Valera, Ángel Gil, Carolina Gómez-Llorente, Luis Fontana
We have previously reported that administration of Lactobacillus paracasei CNCM I-4034, Bifidobacterium breve CNCM I-4035 and Lactobacillus rhamnosus CNCM I-4036 to obese Zucker-Lepr (fa/fa) rats attenuates liver steatosis and exerts anti-inflammatory effects. The goal of the present work was to investigate the modulation of gene expression in intestinal mucosa samples of obese Zucker-Lepr (fa/fa) rats fed the probiotic strains using a DNA microarray and postgenomic techniques. We also measured secretory IgA content in the gut and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP) in serum...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509608/differential-diagnosis-and-recovery-of-acute-bilateral-foot-drop-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-low-back-pain-a-case-report
#8
Melanie Lomaglio, Bob Canale
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute bilateral foot drop is rare and may be due to peripheral or central lesions. The purpose of this case report was to describe the differential diagnosis and recovery of a patient with low back pain (LBP) that awoke with bilateral foot drop. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39-year-old man with a history of LBP awoke with a steppage gait pattern. Spinal imaging and tapping were negative for sinister pathologies. A subsequent history taken by the physical therapist uncovered that the patient had previously taken a narcotic and slept in a kneeling position to relieve his LBP...
May 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508430/combined-delivery-of-a-lipopolysaccharide-binding-peptide-and-the-heme-oxygenase-1-gene-using-deoxycholic-acid-conjugated-polyethylenimine-for-the-treatment-of-acute-lung-injury
#9
Ji Yeon Kim, Chunxian Piao, Gyeungyun Kim, Seonyeong Lee, Min Sang Lee, Ji Hoon Jeong, Minhyung Lee
A ternary complex comprising plasmid DNA, lipopolysaccharide-binding peptide (LBP), and deoxycholic acid-conjugated polyethylenimine (PEI-DA) is prepared for combinational therapy of acute lung injury (ALI). The LBP is designed as an anti-inflammatory peptide based on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding domain of HMGB-1. In vitro cytokine assays show that LBP reduces levels of proinflammatory cytokines by inhibiting LPS. PEI-DA is synthesized as the gene carrier by conjugation of deoxycholic acid to low-molecular weight polyethylenimine (2 kDa, PEI2k)...
May 16, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508173/neuroprotective-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-on-focal-cerebral-ischemic-injury-in-mice
#10
Peng Zhao, Ru Zhou, Xiao-Yun Zhu, Gang Liu, Yu-Ping Zhao, Peng-Sheng Ma, Wei Wu, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu, Zhong-Ming Qian
Increasing evidence demonstrates inflammation contributes to neuronal death following cerebral ischemia. Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) has been reported to prevent scopolamine-induced cognitive and memory deficits. We recently indicated that LBP exerts neuroprotective effect against focal cerebral ischemic injury in mice via attenuating the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of LBP against the behavioral dysfunction induced by focal cerebral ischemia injury in mice...
May 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506675/impact-of-comorbidities-on-outcome-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Fanny L Loth, Johannes M Giesinger, Karlmeinrad Giesinger, Deborah J MacDonald, A Hamish R W Simpson, Colin R Howie, David F Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome scores gain increasing importance in quantifying clinical success and procedure remuneration. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of comorbidity on joint-specific outcome and general health in patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: Longitudinal data on THA procedures were used to evaluate the association between comorbidity and surgical outcome in terms of joint-specific measures and general health (Forgotten Joint Score-12 [FJS-12], Oxford Hip Score [OHS], and Short Form-12) at 1-year follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505161/effect-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-of-spinal-manual-therapy-for-acute-low-back-pain-in-routine-care-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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Jochen Walker, Ulf Kai Mertens, Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot
Spinal manual therapy (SMT) is a popular treatment option for low back pain (LBP). The aim of our analysis was to evaluate the effects of manual therapy delivered by general practitioners and ambulatory orthopedic surgeons in routine care on follow up consultations, sick leave, health service utilization and costs for acute LBP compared to matched patients not receiving manual therapy. This is a propensity score matched cohort study based on health claims data. We identified a total of 113.652 adult patients with acute LBP and no coded red flags of whom 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504068/psychometric-properties-of-the-deep-muscle-contraction-scale-for-assessment-of-the-drawing-in-maneuver-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-low-back-pain
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Crystian B Oliveira, Ruben F Negrão Filho, Márcia R Franco, Priscila K Morelhão, Amanda C Araujo, Rafael Z Pinto
Study Design A prospective cohort study. Background Motor control dysfunctions have been commonly reported in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP). Physiotherapists need clinical tools with adequate psychometric properties to assess such patients in clinical practice. The deep muscle contraction (DMC) scale is a clinical rating scale for assessing patients' ability to voluntarily contract deep abdominal muscles. Objectives To investigate the intra-rater reliability, floor and ceiling effects, internal and external responsiveness and correlation analysis (with ultrasound measures) of the DMC scale in patients with chronic non-specific LBP undergoing a lumbar stabilization exercise program...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498976/low-back-pain-among-taxi-drivers-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
M Wang, J Yu, N Liu, Z Liu, X Wei, F Yan, S Yu
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common occupational problem for drivers all over the world. However, few epidemiological studies have investigated LBP among taxi drivers. Aims: To investigate the prevalence of LBP and associated work-related factors among Chinese taxi drivers. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to all participants. Using cluster sampling, questionnaires were collected from taxi drivers of three major taxi companies in Jinan, China...
May 11, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490899/the-influence-of-clinical-equipoise-and-patient-preferences-on-outcomes-of-conservative-manual-interventions-for-spinal-pain-an-experimental-study
#15
Mark D Bishop, Joel E Bialosky, Charles W Penza, Jason M Beneciuk, Meryl J Alappattu
BACKGROUND: Expected pain relief from treatment is associated with positive clinical outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal pain. Less studied is the influence on outcomes related to the preference of patients and providers for a specific treatment. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine how provider and patient preferences for a manual therapy intervention influenced outcomes in individuals with acutely induced low back pain (LBP). PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Pain-free participants were randomly assigned to one of two manual therapies (joint biased [JB] or constant touch [CT]) 48 hours after completing an exercise protocol to induce LBP...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489877/low-back-pain-in-healthy-postmenopausal-women-and-the-effect-of-physical-activity-a-secondary-analysis-in-a-randomized-trial
#16
Mirca Marini, Benedetta Bendinelli, Melania Assedi, Daniela Occhini, Maria Castaldo, Jacopo Fabiano, Marco Petranelli, Mario Migliolo, Marco Monaci, Giovanna Masala
Epidemiological studies on the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain have consistently shown that this is a relevant health problem, with non-specific low back pain (LBP) being the most commonly reported in adult females. Conflicting data on the association between LBP symptoms and physical activity (PA) have been reported. Here, we investigated the prevalence of LBP and the effect of a 24-month non-specific PA intervention on changes in LBP prevalence in a series of Italian healthy postmenopausal women. We performed a secondary analysis in the frame of the DAMA trial, a factorial randomized intervention trial aimed to evaluate the ability of a 24-month intervention, based on moderate-intensity PA, and/or dietary modification, in reducing mammographic breast density in healthy postmenopausal women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487462/association-of-endotoxaemia-with-serum-free-fatty-acids-in-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-abdominally-obese-individuals-a-case-control-study-in-northwest-of-iran
#17
Maryam Saghafi-Asl, Parichehr Amiri, Mahsa Naghizadeh, Seyed Mostafa Ghavami, Nahid Karamzad
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare serum free fatty acids (FFAs) and lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) between metabolically healthy abdominally obese (MHAO) and metabolically unhealthy abdominally obese (MUAO) individuals. We also examined the association between serum FFAs and LBP in the participants. METHODS: In this age-matched and gender-matched case-control study, 164 abdominally obese subjects were recruited from June to November 2015 in the northwest of Iran...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486964/lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Takeshi Sakura, Tomoaki Morioka, Atsushi Shioi, Yoshinori Kakutani, Yuya Miki, Yuko Yamazaki, Koka Motoyama, Katsuhito Mori, Shinya Fukumoto, Tetsuo Shoji, Masanori Emoto, Masaaki Inaba
BACKGROUND: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP) is an acute-phase reactant that mediates immune responses triggered by LPS. Recent evidence indicates the association of circulating LBP levels with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum LBP levels and arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A total of 196 patients with type 2 diabetes, including 101 men and 95 women, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
May 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486278/interventional-approaches-to-low-back-pain
#19
Ariana M Nelson, Geeta Nagpal
Chronic low back pain (LBP) places a tremendous economic burden on society due to both direct and indirect costs. Health care costs for adults with chronic LBP have steadily increased over the past 20 years, coinciding with a large increase in the utilization of spinal injections, surgical interventions, opioid medications, and physical therapy. The treatment of LBP is best approached by a multimodal and even multidisciplinary approach with a combination of physical rehabilitation, pharmacologic management, psychological intervention, spinal injections, and surgical intervention with a goal of improving the functional status of the patient...
May 8, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483544/clinical-decision-support-decreases-volume-of-imaging-for-low-back-pain-in-an%C3%A2-urban-emergency-department
#20
Adam Min, Vivian W Y Chan, Ruben Aristizabal, Ed R Peramaki, David B Agulnik, Nardia Strydom, Damon Ramsey, Bruce B Forster
PURPOSE: To determine whether point-of-care clinical decision support can effectively reduce inappropriate medical imaging of patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with low-back pain (LBP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center study of lumbar imaging referrals made by 43 emergency physicians at a major acute care center. Each physician saw at least 10 LBP cases in both pre- and post-intervention periods. A point-of-care checklist of accepted red flags for LBP was designed by a working group of physicians and embedded in the computerized order entry form for lumbar imaging...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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