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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919063/predictors-of-low-back-pain-in-nursing-home-workers-after-implementation-of-a-safe-resident-handling-programme
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Judith E Gold, Laura Punnett, Rebecca J Gore
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare workers have high rates of low back pain (LBP) related to handling patients. A large chain of nursing homes experienced reduced biomechanical load, compensation claims and costs following implementation of a safe resident handling programme (SRHP). The aim of this study was to examine whether LBP similarly declined and whether it was associated with relevant self-reported occupational exposures or personal health factors. METHODS: Worker surveys were conducted on multiple occasions beginning with the week of first SRHP introduction (baseline)...
November 10, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915152/goal-equivalent-manifold-analysis-of-task-performance-in-non-specific-lbp-and-healthy-subjects-during-repetitive-trunk-movement-effect-of-load-velocity-symmetry
#2
Mahshid Chehrehrazi, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Hamid Reza Mokhtarinia, Ali Ashraf Jamshidi, Nader Maroufi, Mohamad Parnianpour
Motor abundance allows reliability of motor performance despite its variability. The nature of this variability provides important information on the flexibility of control strategies. This feature of control may be affected by low back pain (LPB) and trunk flexion/extension conditions. Goal equivalent manifold (GEM) analysis was used to quantify the ability to exploit motor abundance during repeated trunk flexion/extension in healthy individuals and people with chronic non-specific LBP (CNSLBP). Kinematic data were collected from 22 healthy volunteers and 22 CNSLBP patients during metronomically timed, repeated trunk flexion/extension in three conditions of symmetry, velocity, and loading; each at two levels...
December 1, 2016: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904817/transitional-vertebra-and-spina-bifida-occulta-related-with-chronic-low-back-pain-in-a-young-patient
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Maryam Kundi, Maham Habib, Sumbal Babar, Asif K Kundi, Salman Assad, Amjad Sheikh
Bertolotti's syndrome (BS) must be considered as a differential diagnosis in a young patient presenting with low back pain (LBP). We present a case of a 26-year-old male complaining of mild chronic LBP for six years, radiating to his left thigh for the past six months. He has been taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with skeletal muscle relaxants for pain relief. The X-ray and computed tomography (CT) imagings showed congenital enlargement of the left transverse process of the fifth lumbar (L5) vertebra forming pseudo-articulation with the sacrum and unilateral pars interarticularis defect at the L4 level on the left side, respectively...
October 19, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904232/inter-professional-practices-of-private-sector-physiotherapists-for-low-back-pain-management-who-how-and-when
#4
Kadija Perreault, Clermont E Dionne, Michel Rossignol, Stéphane Poitras, Diane Morin
Purpose: Although there have been increasing demands for health care providers to take part in inter-professional practices in recent years, very little attention has been paid to the actualization of such practices in the private sector. This study describes private-sector physiotherapists' inter-professional practices regarding low back pain (LBP) management and identifies organizational and provider-level variables associated with the intensity of such practices. Method: A total of 327 randomly selected physiotherapists were surveyed in the province of Quebec...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900169/neuromuscular-exercise-and-back-counselling-for-female-nursing-personnel-with-recurrent-non-specific-low-back-pain-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-nurse-rct
#5
Jaana H Suni, Marjo Rinne, Markku Kankaanpää, Annika Taulaniemi, Sirpa Lusa, Harri Lindholm, Jari Parkkari
INTRODUCTION: Nursing personnel have high risk for incidence of low back pain (LBP) followed by development of chronic pain and disability. Multiple risk factors such as patient handling, night shift work and lack of supporting work culture have been identified. In subacute LBP, high-fear avoidance is prognostic for more pain, disability and not returning to work. Lack of leisure-time physical activity predicts long-term sickness absence. The purpose of this study is to compare effectiveness of 6-month neuromuscular exercise and counselling in treating back pain in female nursing personnel with recurrent non-specific LBP pain compared with either (exercise or counselling) alone and a non-treatment control group...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898478/inflammatory-mediators-and-pain-in-the-first-year-after-acute-episode-of-low-back-pain-in-elderly-women-longitudinal-data-from-back-complaints-in-the-elders-brazil
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Bárbara Zille Queiroz, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Nayza Maciel de Britto Rosa, Renata Antunes Lopes, André Gustavo Pereira Andrade, Diogo Carvalho Felício, Renata Muniz Freire Vinhal Siqueira Jardim, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Juscélio Pereira Silva, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine the course of plasma levels of inflammatory mediators (interleukin 6 [IL-6], tumor necrosis factor α [TNF-α], soluble TNF receptor 1 [sTNF-R1]) and the severity of low-back pain (LBP) over 6 to 12 months after an acute episode of LBP in elderly women and to establish an association between inflammatory mediators and LBP recovery. DESIGN: This was a longitudinal study of a subsample (155 elderly women with acute LBP, aged ≥65 years) of the international Back Complaints in the Elders cohort study...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895399/altered-pattern-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-production-in-peripheral-blood-monocytes-from-crohn-s-disease
#7
Claudia Loganes, Alessia Pin, Samuele Naviglio, Martina Girardelli, Anna Monica Bianco, Stefano Martelossi, Alberto Tommasini, Elisa Piscianz
AIM: To evaluate the inflammatory state in Crohn's disease (CD) patients and correlate it with genetic background and microbial spreading. METHODS: By means of flow cytometry, production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) was measured in peripheral blood monocytes from patients suffering from CD, ulcerative colitis (UC) and in healthy subjects after stimulation of the NOD2 and TLR pathways. CD patients were genotyped for the three most common NOD2 variants (R702W, G908R and L1007Pfs*2) and basal production of TNF-α was correlated to NOD2 genotype...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891035/intradiscal-and-intra-articular-facet-infiltrations-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-reduce-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#8
Fernando Kirchner, Eduardo Anitua
CONTEXT: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex and disabling condition, and its treatment becomes a challenge. AIMS: The aim of our study was to assess the clinical outcome of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) infiltrations (one intradiscal, one intra-articular facet, and one transforaminal epidural injection) under fluoroscopic guidance-control in patients with chronic LBP. PRGF-Endoret which has been shown to be an efficient treatment to reduce joint pain...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890142/the-effects-of-a-simple-intervention-on-exposures-to-low-back-pain-risk-factors-during-traditional-posterior-load-carriage
#9
Khoirul Muslim, Maury A Nussbaum
Traditional posterior load carriage (PLC), typically performed without the use of an assistive device, is associated with a high prevalence of low back pain (LBP). However, there are few studies that have evaluated potential interventions to reduce exposures to LBP risk factors. This work examined the effects of a simple, potentially low-cost intervention using an assistive device (i.e., carrying aid) on exposures to factors related to LBP risk during PLC. Torso kinematics and kinetics, slip risk, and ratings of perceived discomfort (RPD) were obtained during simulated PLC on a walkway...
March 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888355/psychometric-properties-of-the-swedish-version-of-the-treatment-outcome-satisfaction-questionnaire
#10
Riccardo Lo Martire, Angela Lis, Eva Skillgate, Eva Rasmussen-Barr
PURPOSE: Patient satisfaction is an outcome measure for low-back pain (LBP) interventions which allows clinicians to design patient-oriented treatments. The Treatment Outcome Satisfaction Questionnaire (TOSQ) is an English instrument constructed for such evaluations, and no equivalent instruments exist for the Swedish population. This study, therefore, translated TOSQ into Swedish and assessed the translated version's psychometric properties for patients with LBP. METHODS: A cross-cultural adaptation was used to translate TOSQ into Swedish...
November 25, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885471/modic-changes-in-the-adjacent-vertebrae-due-to-disc-material-infection-with-propionibacterium-acnes-in-patients-with-lumbar-disc-herniation
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Javad Aghazadeh, Firooz Salehpour, Ehsan Ziaeii, Naghme Javanshir, Afshin Samadi, Javid Sadeghi, Farhad Mirzaei, Seyed Ahmad Naseri Alavi
INTRODUCTION: Modic changes (MCs) in vertebral bones are induced by two mechanisms of mechanical factors and infection. As Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) have been reported to be associated with LBP. The aim of this study is to evaluate the MCs in patients with disc herniation and positive for P. acnes. METHODS AND MATERIAL: A total of 120 patients with disc herniation surgery were enrolled into the study. The samples were excised during discectomy and then cultured in both anaerobic and aerobic incubations...
November 24, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883987/changes-in-lumbopelvic-rhythm-during-trunk-extension-in-adolescent-soccer-players
#12
Michio Tojima, Suguru Torii
Many adolescent athletes experience low back pain (LBP). Its causative factors include lower limb muscle tightness and hip-spine incoordination. Hip-spine coordination [or lumbopelvic rhythm, LPR] can be used to assess lower-limb and spine functions. We assessed the presence/absence of LBP in adolescent soccer players before and after a six-month period and divided them into four groups: no LBP both before and after the period (NBP group); LBP before but not after (PN group); LBP after but not before (NP group); and LBP both before and after (LBP group)...
November 15, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875997/identification-of-the-transcripts-associated-with-spontaneous-hcv-clearance-in-individuals-co-infected-with-hiv-and-hcv
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Yue Chen, Chengli Shen, Debjani Guha, Ming Ding, Scott Kulich, Aiymkul Ashimkhanova, Charles Rinaldo, Eric Seaberg, Joseph B Margolick, Valentina Stosor, Otoniel Martínez-Maza, Phalguni Gupta
BACKGROUND: Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) influences the outcome and natural disease progression of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. While the majority of HCV mono-infected and HCV/HIV co-infected subjects develop chronic HCV infection, 20-46% of mono- and co-infected subjects spontaneously clear HCV infection. The mechanism underlying viral clearance is not clearly understood. Analysis of differential cellular gene expression (mRNA) between HIV-infected patients with persistent HCV infection or spontaneous clearance could provide a unique opportunity to decipher the mechanism of HCV clearance...
November 22, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875493/acute-lumbar-paraspinal-myonecrosis-in-football-players-with-sickle-cell-trait-a-case-series
#14
E Randy Eichner, Brock Schnebel, Scott Anderson, James R Clugston, Heath Hale, Charlie Michaudet, John M Small
We report 6 cases of a novel syndrome of acute, exertional low back pain (LBP) in football players, 5 in college and one in the National Football League (NFL). All 6 are African-Americans with sickle cell trait (SCT). The acute LBP is severe and can be disabling, and the condition can be confused with muscle strain, discogenic pain, stress fracture, or other problems in athletes. Our evidence shows that this syndrome is caused by lumbar paraspinal myonecrosis (LPSMN), which likely often contributes to the lumbar paraspinal compartment syndrome...
November 21, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875413/obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-low-back-pain-a-meta-analysis
#15
Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhen Liu, Ying-Li Liu, Jing-Jing Zhao, Dian-Wu Liu, Qing-Bao Tian
STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: To update the current knowledge about the association between overweight, obesity, and low back pain (LBP) risk, we conducted a meta-analysis of published cohort studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The association between obesity and LBP risk has been the research focus in the past decade. However, available data from studies on the association between obesity and LBP remains debatable. METHODS: An extensive English language literature retrieval regarding the association between overweight, obesity, and the risk of LBP incidence was conducted on PubMed and EMBASE databases through December 2015...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875237/automatic-facial-expression-recognition-system-using-deep-network-based-data-fusion
#16
Anima Majumder, Laxmidhar Behera, Venkatesh K Subramanian
This paper presents a novel automatic facial expressions recognition system (AFERS) using the deep network framework. The proposed AFERS consists of four steps: 1) geometric features extraction; 2) regional local binary pattern (LBP) features extraction; 3) fusion of both the features using autoencoders; and 4) classification using Kohonen self-organizing map (SOM)-based classifier. This paper makes three distinct contributions. The proposed deep network consisting of autoencoders and the SOM-based classifier is computationally more efficient and performance wise more accurate...
November 17, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872641/muscle-functions-and-functional-performance-among-older-persons-with-and-without-low-back-pain
#17
Nor Azizah Ishak, Zarina Zahari, Maria Justine
This study aims to compare muscle functions and functional performances between older persons with and without low back pain (LBP) and to determine the association between muscle functions and functional performances. This is a cross-sectional study, involving 95 older persons (age = 70.27 ± 7.26 years). Anthropometric characteristics, muscle functions, and functional performances were measured. Data were analyzed using ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and multiple linear regression. The functional performances showed no significant differences (females LBP versus non-LBP, males LBP versus non-LBP) (p < 0...
2016: Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871209/work-family-conflict-and-neck-and-back-pain-in-surgical-nurses
#18
Heiner Baur, Simone Grebner, Angela Blasimann, Anja Hirschmüller, Eva Johanna Kubosch, Achim Elfering
Purpose Surgical nurses' work is physically and mentally demanding, possibly leading to work-family conflict (WFC). The current study tests WFC to be a risk factor for neck and lower back pain (LBP). Job influence and social support are tested as resources that could buffer the detrimental impact of WFC. Methods Forty-eight surgical nurses from two university hospitals in Germany and Switzerland were recruited. WFC was assessed with the work-family conflict scale. Job influence and social support were assessed with the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire, and back pain was assessed with the North American Spine Society Instrument...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871193/physiotherapist-delivered-cognitive-behavioural-interventions-are-effective-for-low-back-pain-but-can-they-be-replicated-in-clinical-practice-a-systematic-review
#19
Amanda Hall, Helen Richmond, Bethan Copsey, Zara Hansen, Esther Williamson, Gillian Jones, Beth Fordham, Zafra Cooper, Sarah Lamb
PURPOSE: To determine if physiotherapist-led cognitive-behavioural (CB) interventions are effective for low back pain (LBP) and described sufficiently for replication. METHOD: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of patients with LBP treated by physiotherapists using a CB intervention were included. Outcomes of disability, pain, and quality of life were assessed using the GRADE approach. Intervention reporting was assessed using the Template for Intervention Description and Replication...
November 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870804/the-effects-of-low-load-motor-control-exercises-and-a-high-load-lifting-exercise-on-lumbar-multifidus-thickness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Lars Berglund, Björn Aasa, Peter Michaelson, Ulrika Aasa
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-load motor control exercises and a high-load lifting exercise, on lumbar multifidus (LM) thickness on either side of the spine and whether the effects are affected by pain intensity or change in pain intensity, among patients with nociceptive mechanical LBP. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is evidence that patients with low back pain may have a decreased size of the (LM) muscles with an asymmetry between sides in the lower back...
November 18, 2016: Spine
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