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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815019/therapeutic-potential-of-systemic-brain-rejuvenation-strategies-for-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Alana M Horowitz, Saul A Villeda
Neurodegenerative diseases are a devastating group of conditions that cause progressive loss of neuronal integrity, affecting cognitive and motor functioning in an ever-increasing number of older individuals. Attempts to slow neurodegenerative disease advancement have met with little success in the clinic; however, a new therapeutic approach may stem from classic interventions, such as caloric restriction, exercise, and parabiosis. For decades, researchers have reported that these systemic-level manipulations can promote major functional changes that extend organismal lifespan and healthspan...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814016/applying-a-soft-robotic-glove-as-assistive-device-and-training-tool-with-games-to-support-hand-function-after-stroke-preliminary-results-on-feasibility-and-potential-clinical-impact
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Gerdienke B Prange-Lasonder, Bob Radder, Anke I R Kottink, Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Jaap H Buurke, Johan S Rietman
Recent technological developments regarding wearable soft-robotic devices extend beyond the current application of rehabilitation robotics and enable unobtrusive support of the arms and hands during daily activities. In this light, the HandinMind (HiM) system was developed, comprising a soft-robotic, grip supporting glove with an added computer gaming environment. The present study aims to gain first insight into the feasibility of clinical application of the HiM system and its potential impact. In order to do so, both the direct influence of the HiM system on hand function as assistive device and its therapeutic potential, of either assistive or therapeutic use, were explored...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813954/human-robot-sensor-interface-for-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Juan S Lara, Jonathan Casas, Andres Aguirre, Marcela Munera, Monica Rincon-Roncancio, Bahar Irfan, Emmanuel Senft, Tony Belpaeme, Carlos A Cifuentes
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. A program of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is related to physical activities or exercises to regain the optimal quality of life. CR relies on the necessity to evaluate, control and supervise a patient's status and progress. This work has two objectives: on the one hand, provide a tool for clinicians to assess the patient's status during CR. On the other hand, there is evidence that robots can motivate patients during therapeutic procedures. Our sensor interface explores the possibility to integrate a robotic agent into cardiac therapy...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813873/automation-of-motor-dexterity-assessment
#4
Patrick Heyer, Luis R Castrejon, Felipe Orihuela-Espina, Luis Enrique Sucar
Motor dexterity assessment is regularly performed in rehabilitation wards to establish patient status and automatization for such routinary task is sought. A system for automatizing the assessment of motor dexterity based on the Fugl-Meyer scale and with loose restrictions on sensing technologies is presented. The system consists of two main elements: 1) A data representation that abstracts the low level information obtained from a variety of sensors, into a highly separable low dimensionality encoding employing t-distributed Stochastic Neighbourhood Embedding, and, 2) central to this communication, a multi-label classifier that boosts classification rates by exploiting the fact that the classes corresponding to the individual exercises are naturally organized as a network...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811359/exercise-training-prevents-skeletal-muscle-plasma-membrane-cholesterol-accumulation-cortical-actin-filament-loss-and-insulin-resistance-in-c57bl-6j-mice-fed-a-western-style-high-fat-diet
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Ashley G Ambery, Lixuan Tackett, Brent A Penque, Joseph T Brozinick, Jeffrey S Elmendorf
Insulin action and glucose disposal are enhanced by exercise, yet the mechanisms involved remain imperfectly understood. While the causes of skeletal muscle insulin resistance also remain poorly understood, new evidence suggest excess plasma membrane (PM) cholesterol may contribute by damaging the cortical filamentous actin (F-actin) structure essential for GLUT4 glucose transporter redistribution to the PM upon insulin stimulation. Here, we investigated whether PM cholesterol toxicity was mitigated by exercise...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809628/-the-effect-of-activation-of-the-shoulder-girdle-muscles-on-functional-outcomes-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-surgically-treated-distal-radius-fractures
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V Jančíková, J Opavský, P Dráč, A Krobot, I Čižmář
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the functional outcomes of rehabilitation in patients with surgically treated distal radius fractures in the early postoperative period. We compared the functional outcomes of patients undergoing standard rehabilitation with the group of patients whose postoperative rehabilitation was extended with shoulder girdle exercises of the affected upper limb while the wrist was immobilized. Several indices and variables were used for the assessment of the functional therapeutic outcomes of the affected wrist...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806713/activity-groups-for-persons-with-dementia-personal-predictors-of-participation-engagement-and-mood
#7
Jiska Cohen-Mansfield
This study examined the relationship between personal characteristics and attendance, engagement, sleep, and mood outcomes of persons with dementia participating in group activities. The purpose of this study is to examine which persons with dementia benefit most from group interventions. Sixty-nine persons with dementia were observed by research and therapeutic recreation staff during 10 types of group activities (reading aloud with discussion, choral-singing, baking, creative storytelling, brain games, active games, exercise, reminiscence poetry, holiday newsletter, and holiday discussions) on multiple outcomes (attendance duration, sleep, engagement, active participation, attitude, and positive mood)...
July 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803087/effect-of-prophylactic-fentanyl-buccal-tablet-on-episodic-exertional-dyspnea-a-pilot-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Hui, Kelly Kilgore, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Diwakar D Balachandran, Eduardo Bruera
CONTEXT: Episodic dyspnea is one of the most common, debilitating and difficult-to-treat symptoms. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a pilot study to examine the effect of prophylactic FBT on exercise-induced dyspnea. METHODS: In this parallel, double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial, opioid-tolerant patients were asked to complete a 6 minute walk test (6MWT) at baseline, then a second 6MWT 30 minutes after a single dose of FBT (equivalent to 20-50% of their total opioid dose) or matching placebo...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801525/exercise-of-obese-mice-induces-cardioprotection-and-oxygen-sparing-in-hearts-exposed-to-high-fat-load
#9
Neoma T Boardman, Anne Dragøy Hafstad, Jim Lund, Line Rossvoll, Ellen Aasum
Exercise training is a potent, therapeutic approach in obesity and diabetes that exerts protective effects against development of diabetic cardiomyopathy and ischemic-injury. Acute increases in circulating fatty acids (FAs) during an ischemic insult can challenge the heart, as high FA-load is considered to have adverse cardiac effects. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that exercise-induced cardiac effects in diet-induced obese mice are abrogated by an acute high FA-load. Diet-induced obese mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 20 weeks...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801055/therapy-with-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-or-conditioned-medium-reverse-cardiac-alterations-in-a-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-model
#10
P S Daltro, B C Barreto, P G Silva, P Chenaud Neto, P H F Sousa Filho, D Santana Neta, G B Carvalho, D N Silva, B D Paredes, A C de Alcantara, L A R Freitas, R D Couto, R R Santos, B S F Souza, M B P Soares, S G Macambira
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with numerous cardiac complications, including arrhythmias, cardiac fibrosis, remodeling and heart failure. Here we evaluated the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and their conditioned medium (CM) to treat cardiac complications in a mouse model of high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity. METHODS: After obesity induction and HFD withdrawal, obese mice were treated with MSCs, CM or vehicle. Cardiac function was assessed using electrocardiography, echocardiography and treadmill test...
August 8, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799492/potentials-and-limits-of-physiotherapy-in-osteoarthritis
#11
Katrin Richter, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Gabnel Dischereit, Uwe Lange
In view of the already existing and the expected growing costs due to the pathological osteoarthritic joint alterations and the related consequences, preventive and conservative strategies which can avoid or delay osteoarthritic joint alterations are welcomed from a socio-economical perspective. Here, it should be mentioned that corresponding primary prevention measures should take place early by already educating children about a healthy diet and motivating them to regular physical exercise. In overt or symptomatic osteoarthritis a good joint function and reduction of disease-related pain as well as a delay in the progression of osteoarthritis should be the primary goals of non-surgical therapeutic approaches...
August 10, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799491/exercise-programmes-for-osteoarthritis-with-different-localization
#12
Sevdalina Lambova
Therapeutic exercises in osteoarthritis (OA) are therapeutic approach with proven efficacy. On the other hand, the different disease form, the lack of established consensus and system for patient education limit the widespread use of therapeutic exercises in clinical practice. The mechanisms of action of therapeutic exercise in OA include the following components e. g., neuromuscular (improvement of proprioception, muscle strength and joint stability), intra-articular (prevention of cartilage degeneration, antiinflammatory effect, improvement of the quality of the joint fluid), periarticular, general health with reduction of cardiovascular risk and psychological components...
August 10, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797519/treatment-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-in-the-next-decade-towards-real-time-functional-testing-and-personalized-medicine
#13
REVIEW
Stephen Sze-Yuen Lam, Alex Bai-Liang He, Anskar Yu-Hung Leung
Information arising from next generation sequencing of leukemia genome has shed important light on the heterogeneous and combinatorial driver events in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It has also provided insight into its intricate signaling pathways operative in the disease pathogenesis. These have also become biomarkers and targets for therapeutic intervention. Emerging evidence from in vitro drug screening has demonstrated its potential value in predicting clinical drug responses in specific AML subtypes. However, the best culture conditions and readouts have yet to be standardized and the drugs included in these screening exercises frequently revised in view of the rapid emergence of new therapeutic agents in the oncology field...
August 4, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797281/the-efficacy-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-the-improvement-of-walking-distance-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-with-intermittent-claudication-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-the-tens-pad-study
#14
Florent Besnier, Jean-Michel Sénard, Vincent Grémeaux, Mélanie Riédel, Damien Garrigues, Thibaut Guiraud, Marc Labrunée
BACKGROUND: In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), walking improvements are often limited by early pain onset due to vascular claudication. It would thus appear interesting to develop noninvasive therapeutic strategies, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), to improve the participation of PAD patients in rehabilitation programmes, and thus improve their quality of life. Our team recently tested the efficacy of a single 45-min session of 10-Hz TENS prior to walking...
August 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795892/cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-for-treatment-of-chronic-wounds-drug-or-medical-device
#15
A Kramer, B R Conway, K Meissner, F Scholz, B H Rauch, A Moroder, A Ehlers, A J Meixner, C-D Heidecke, L I Partecke, M Kietzmann, O Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The use of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) as a new therapeutic option to aid the healing of chronic wounds appears promising. Currently, uncertainty exists regarding their classification as medical device or medical drug. Because the classification of CAPP has medical, legal, and economic consequences as well as implications for the level of preclinical and clinical testing, the correct classification is not an academic exercise, but an ethical need. METHOD: A multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, pharmacists, physicists and lawyers has analysed the physical and technical characteristics as well as legal conditions of the biological action of CAPP...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792627/physical-activity-and-type-1-diabetes-an-underused-therapy
#16
T Yates, M J Davies
Aerobic exercise training has consistently been shown to be an effective therapy in the management of Type 2 diabetes, resulting in reductions in HbA1c of ~8 mmol/mol (0.7%) [1]. Moreover, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness have been strongly associated with a decreased risk of morbidity and mortality in those with Type 2 diabetes. Despite a wealth of evidence for Type 2 diabetes, less is understood about the therapeutic potential of physical activity in Type 1 diabetes. This article is protected by copyright...
August 9, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792344/developing-patient-rapport-trust-and-therapeutic-relationships
#17
Bob Price
Rapport is established at the first meeting between the patient and nurse, and is developed throughout the therapeutic relationship. However, challenges can arise during this process. Initially, nurses can establish trust with the patient through the questions they ask, however, as care progresses, the nurse will be required to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the patient's psychological well-being. When the therapeutic relationship ends, the nurse should assist the patient to assess progress and plan the next stage of recovery...
August 9, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792298/short-duration-high-intensity-bouts-of-physical-therapy-to-increase-self-efficacy-confidence-and-function-in-an-individual-with-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
#18
Teresa Bisson, Craig J Newsam
High intensity and frequency of task-specific practice is required to produce functional change in individuals with neurologic conditions. Self-efficacy is an important predictor of engagement in physical activity in individuals with spinal cord injury. Combining these two rehabilitation concepts has the potential for lasting functional improvement. The purpose of this case report is to describe the management of a patient with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) using a model of concentrated bouts of physical therapy with an emphasis on techniques to increase self-efficacy...
August 9, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789916/flecainide-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-genotype-ryr2-positive-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Fernando Wangüemert Pérez, Julio Salvador Hernández Afonso, María Del Val Groba Marco, Eduardo Caballero Dorta, Luis Álvarez Acosta, Oscar Campuzano Larrea, Guillermo Pérez, Josep Brugada Terradellas, Ramón Brugada Terradellas
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an inherited disease characterized by polymorphic or bidirectional ventricular arrhythmias (VA) triggered by physical or emotional stress in young people with a structurally normal heart. Beta-blockers are the cornerstone of treatment, while flecainide has recently been incorporated into the therapeutic arsenal. The aim of this study was to report our experience with this drug. METHODS: The cohort included 174 genotype-positive CPVT-patients from 7 families...
August 5, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789631/efficacy-of-glutathione-for-the-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-open-label-single-arm-multicenter-pilot-study
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Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Yoshio Sumida, Takashi Kobayashi, Takayuki Kato, Yuji Ogawa, Wataru Tomeno, Kento Imajo, Koji Fujita, Masato Yoneda, Koshi Kataoka, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Yuya Seko, Saiyu Tanaka, Satoru Saito, Masafumi Ono, Satoshi Oeda, Yuichiro Eguchi, Wataru Aoi, Kenji Sato, Yoshito Itoh, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects of oral administration of glutathione in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: The study was an open label, single arm, multicenter, pilot trial. Thirty-four NAFLD patients diagnosed using ultrasonography were prospectively evaluated...
August 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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