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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813978/evaluation-of-3d-printed-anatomically-scalable-transfemoral-prosthetic-knee
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Tyagi Ramakrishnan, Millicent Schlafly, Kyle B Reed
This case study compares a transfemoral amputee's gait while using the existing Ossur Total Knee 2000 and our novel 3D printed anatomically scalable transfemoral prosthetic knee. The anatomically scalable transfemoral prosthetic knee is 3D printed out of a carbon-fiber and nylon composite that has a gear-mesh coupling with a hard-stop weight-actuated locking mechanism aided by a cross-linked four-bar spring mechanism. This design can be scaled using anatomical dimensions of a human femur and tibia to have a unique fit for each user...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812404/effects-of-a-low-resistance-interval-bicycling-intervention-in-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Mehmet Uygur, Maria Bellumori, Christopher A Knight
Previous studies have shown that people with Parkinson's disease (PD) benefit from a variety of exercise modalities with respect to symptom management and function. Among the possible exercise modalities, speedwork has been identified as a promising strategy, with direct implications for the rate and amplitude of nervous system involvement. Considering that previous speed-based exercise for PD has often been equipment, personnel and/or facility dependent, and often time intensive, our purpose was to develop a population-specific exercise program that could be self-administered with equipment that is readily found in fitness centers or perhaps the home...
August 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812209/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-chronic-widespread-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Wai Chung Yong, Anawin Sanguankeo, Sikarin Upala
Chronic non-specific widespread pain (CWP) including fibromyalgia (FMS) is characterized by widespread pain, reduced pain threshold, and multiple tender points on examination, causing disability and decreased quality of life. Vitamin D has been proposed as an associated factor in CWP. This meta-analysis aimed to explore the benefit of vitamin D supplementation in the management of CWP. A comprehensive search of the CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase databases was performed from inception through January 2017. The inclusion criterion was the randomized clinical trials' evaluating the effects of vitamin D treatment in adult subjects with CWP or FMS...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811793/effectiveness-and-safety-of-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-spinal-metastatic-tumor
#4
Yilin Liu, Yuqiang Wang, Liang Zhao, Ruipeng Song, Hongyu Tan, Limin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness, safety and feasibility of percutaneous vertebroplasty in the treatment of spinal metastatic tumor. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with spinal metastatic tumor who received treatment in the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from May 2014 to June 2015 were selected. Totally fifty diseased vertebrae were treated by percutaneous vertebroplasty. The curative effects were evaluated according to visual analogue scale (VAS) score, Oswestry Dability Index (ODI) and dose of pain reliever...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810695/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-subcutaneous-methylnaltrexone-in-patients-with-opioid-induced-constipation-and-chronic-noncancer-pain-a-phase-3-open-label-trial
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Lynn R Webster, Edward Michna, Arif Khan, Robert J Israel, Joseph R Harper
Objective: Methylnaltrexone, a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, alleviates opioid-induced constipation. Understanding its long-term safety and efficacy profile in patients with chronic noncancer pain is warranted given the persistence of opioid-induced constipation. Methods. : In this phase 3, multicenter, open-label trial, adults with chronic noncancer pain (N = 1034) received subcutaneous methylnaltrexone 12 mg once daily for 48 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809398/precision-medicine-for-suicidality-from-universality-to-subtypes-and-personalization
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A B Niculescu, H Le-Niculescu, D F Levey, P L Phalen, H L Dainton, K Roseberry, E M Niculescu, J O Niezer, A Williams, D L Graham, T J Jones, V Venugopal, A Ballew, M Yard, T Gelbart, S M Kurian, A Shekhar, N J Schork, G E Sandusky, D R Salomon
Suicide remains a clear, present and increasing public health problem, despite being a potentially preventable tragedy. Its incidence is particularly high in people with overt or un(der)diagnosed psychiatric disorders. Objective and precise identification of individuals at risk, ways of monitoring response to treatments and novel preventive therapeutics need to be discovered, employed and widely deployed. We sought to investigate whether blood gene expression biomarkers for suicide (that is, a 'liquid biopsy' approach) can be identified that are more universal in nature, working across psychiatric diagnoses and genders, using larger cohorts than in previous studies...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808362/a-study-on-the-psychometric-properties-of-revised-nonverbal-pain-scale-and-original-nonverbal-pain-scale-in-iranian-nonverbal-ventilated-patients
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Hoda Chookalayi, Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Mohammad Hasanpour, Sajjad Jabrailzadeh, Fatemeh Sadeghpour
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The nonverbal pain scale is one of the instruments which study pain in nonverbal-ventilated patients with regard to the changes of behavioral and physiological indices. The purpose of the study is to survey the psychometric properties of revised-nonverbal pain scale (R-NVPS) and original-nonverbal pain scale (O-NVPS) in ventilated patients hospitalized in critical care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four nurses studied pain in sixty patients hospitalized in trauma, medical, neurology, and surgical critical care units using R-NVPS and O-NVPS at six times (before, during, and after nociceptive and nonnociceptive procedures)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807742/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-dynesys-dynamic-stabilization-versus-instrumented-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-degenerative-lumbar-spine-diseases
#8
Kan Liu, Wei Sun, Qiang Lu, Jiying Chen, Jiaguang Tang
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic chronic low back and leg pain resulting from lumbar spine degenerative disorders is highly prevalent in China, and for some patients, surgery is the final option for improvement. Several techniques for spinal non-fusion have been introduced to reduce the side-effects of fusion methods and hasten postoperative recovery. In this study, the authors have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of Dynesys posterior dynamic stabilization system (DY) compared with lumbar fusion techniques in the treatment of single-level degenerative lumbar spinal conditions...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807698/-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-cancer-behavior-inventory-brief-version
#9
Emine Iyigun, Sevinc Tastan, Elif Gezginci, Serap Korkmaz, Selcuk Demiral, Murat Beyzadeoglu
CONTEXT: Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version is a simple and non-burdensome tool used to evaluate the self-efficacy of the cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version. METHODS: This methodological study was conducted on 143 cancer patients who received radiotherapy at the Department of Radiation Oncology at a Training and Research Hospital in Turkey...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806309/single-center-experience-of-over-a-hundred-implantations-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-device
#10
Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Daniel Hind, Kay Wright, Vicki Proctor, Larissa Greenwood, Suzanne Carrick, Jaydip Ray
OBJECTIVE: To assess outcomes with a novel passive transcutaneous bone conduction device (t-BCD). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data collection and patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Patients who underwent implantation with the t-BCD between November 2013 and September 2016. INTERVENTION: Implantation of BAHA Attract. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical outcome, patient reported outcomes including the "Glasgow Benefit Inventory" and the "Client Oriented Scale of Improvement" for adults and the "Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale" (SSQ-12) for children...
August 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805107/effects-of-high-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-reducing-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-in-patients-with-chronic-stoke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Gyu-Sik Choi, Min Cheol Chang
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether high-frequency (10 Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), applied over the primary motor cortex of the affected hemisphere, could be used to manage hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). METHODS: Twenty-four chronic stroke patients with chronic HSP, randomly assigned into the rTMS group (10 sessions of high-frequency stimulation) or the sham group (sham stimulation), was performed. The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) was used to evaluate the intensity of pain at pre-treatment, and at one day, and one, two, and four weeks after treatment...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804974/rome-iii-vs-rome-iv-criteria-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-in-a-large-cohort-study
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L Vork, Z Z R M Weerts, Z Mujagic, J W Kruimel, M A M Hesselink, J W M Muris, D Keszthelyi, D M A E Jonkers, A A M Masclee
BACKGROUND: The Rome criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been revised and are expected to apply only to the subset of Rome III IBS subjects with abdominal pain as predominant symptom, occurring at least once a week. The aim of this study was to determine the percentage of Rome III IBS subjects that fulfills Rome IV criteria and to evaluate differences between Rome IV-positive and Rome IV-negative subjects. METHODS: Four hundred and four Rome III IBS subjects completed a 14-day end-of-day symptom diary, the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and RAND 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36)...
August 14, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804633/fractalkine-c-x3-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-1-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-depression-and-anxiety-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Diego Oliveira Miranda, Elen Anatriello, Lucas Ribeiro Azevedo, Jessica Cristina Santos, Jessica Fernanda Correa Cordeiro, Fernanda Maris Peria, Milena Flória-Santos, Gabriela Pereira-Da-Silva
Fractalkine, a unique chemokine of the CX3C subfamily, is involved in the pathogenesis of different types of cancer and also in non-immune mechanisms associated with psychiatric disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is a correlation between anxiety, depression and fractalkine serum levels in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients in different stages of antitumor therapy. Four groups of patients undergoing treatment (n=20 per group) were evaluated: Patients with CRC who did not undergo surgical resection of the tumor; patients who underwent resection and who did not start adjuvant therapy; patients undergoing chemotherapy for ~3 months; and patients who had completed adjuvant chemotherapy regimen for ~6 months...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804455/comparison-of-the-long-term-effect-of-positioning-the-cathode-in-tdcs-in-tinnitus-patients
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Sarah Rabau, Giriraj S Shekhawat, Mohamed Aboseria, Daniel Griepp, Vincent Van Rompaey, Marom Bikson, Paul Van de Heyning
Objective: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is one of the methods described in the literature to decrease the perceived loudness and distress caused by tinnitus. However, the main effect is not clear and the number of responders to the treatment is variable. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of the placement of the cathode on the outcome measurements. Methods: Patients considered for the trial were chronic non-pulsatile tinnitus patients with complaints for more than 3 months and a Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) score that exceeded 25...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803723/perceived-social-support-among-patients-with-burn-injuries-a-perspective-from-the-developing-world
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Ahmed Waqas, Marvee Turk, Sadiq Naveed, Atif Amin, Harriet Kiwanuka, Neha Shafique, Muhammad Ashraf Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: Social support is among the most well-established predictors of post-burn psychopathology after burn. Despite a disproportionately large burden of burns in the developing world, the nature of social support among burn patients in this context remains elusive. We, therefore, seek to investigate social support and its biopsychosocial determinants among patients with burn injuries in Pakistan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 343 patients presenting with burn injuries at four teaching hospitals in the Punjab province of Pakistan was conducted...
August 10, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803574/retrospective-evaluation-of-the-big-score-to-predict-mortality-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma
#16
Charlotte Grandjean-Blanchet, Guillaume Emeriaud, Marianne Beaudin, Jocelyn Gravel
OBJECTIVES: This study's objective was to measure the criterion validity of the BIG score (a new pediatric trauma score composed of the initial base deficit [BD], international normalized ratio [INR], and Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS]) to predict in-hospital mortality among children admitted to the emergency department with blunt trauma requiring an admission to the intensive care unit, knowing that a score <16 identifies children with a high probability of survival. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed in a single tertiary care pediatric hospital between 2008 and 2016...
August 14, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803178/treatment-of-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures-does-fracture-level-fixation-accelerate-the-bone-healing
#17
Zühtü Özbek, Emre Özkara, Hasan Önner, Gültekin Baş, İpek Canan Erman, Hülya Özen, Emre Entok, Ali Arslantaş
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of fusion on short segment including fractured level (SSIFL) and long segment (LS) transpedicular fixation after acute thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) burst fractures. The two-year clinical and radiological follow-up results of the two groups were also compared. METHODS: Seventy-four patients were randomized into one of two groups: SSIFL (n: 39) or LS (n: 35). The SSIFL group included one level above and one level below, including the fracture level, while the LS group included two levels above and two levels below, excluding the fracture level, for the transpedicular fixation...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802787/reliability-and-validity-of-speech-evaluation-in-adductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
#18
Saori Yanagida, Noriko Nishizawa, Ryusaku Hashimoto, Kenji Mizoguchi, Hiromitsu Hatakeyama, Akihiro Homma, Satoshi Fukuda
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate speech in patients with adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) by perceptual evaluations and acoustic measures, and to examine the reliability and validity of these measures. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with ADSD and 24 healthy volunteers were included in the study. Speech materials consisted of three sentences constructed from serial voiced syllables to elicit abductor voice breaks. Three otolaryngologists rated the degree of voice symptoms using a visual analog scale (VAS)...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801859/cross-cultural-adaption-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-diabetes-behavior-rating-scale-a-pilot-study
#19
Jing Zhu, Jingjing Xu, Yang Chen, Yong Gu, Li Ji, Yufeng Zhou, Min Zhu, Hsiang-Ting Hsu, Xiaoping Huang, Cuiping Yuan, Yun Shi, Dan Yan, Lili Xie, Shuang Chen, Tao Yang, Wei He
Self-care behavior plays a major role in diabetic management. However, in China, a satisfactory instrument has not yet been developed to evaluate the compliance of self-care behavior for young patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The Diabetes Behavior Rating Scale (DBRS) has a potential to be the first mature instrument. The purpose of this study is to cross-culturally adapt the DBRS, and preliminarily evaluate its psychometric properties. The instrument translation included translation, back translation and culture adaptation...
August 10, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801707/association-between-anticholinergic-drug-use-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
#20
Benoit Cossette, Maimouna Bagna, Modou Sene, Caroline Sirois, Gabrielle P Lefebvre, Olivier Germain, José A Morais, Pierrette Gaudreau, Hélène Payette
BACKGROUND: The use of drugs with anticholinergic properties (AC drugs) has been associated with decreased functioning and impaired cognition in older adults. Studies assessing the association between AC-drug use and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) show conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the association between AC-drug use and HRQoL in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: The NuAge cohort study enrolled 1793 men and women aged 68-82 years...
August 11, 2017: Drugs & Aging
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