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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325523/total-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Katsuya Onishi
Patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) often have multiple comorbid conditions that may interact with each other, confound the choice of treatments, and reduce mortality. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most important comorbidities of CVD, which causes serious consequences in patients with ischemic heart disease, stroke, arrhythmia, and heart failure. COPD shares common risk factors such as tobacco smoking and aging with CVD, is associated with less physical activity, and produces systemic inflammation and oxidative stress...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300379/the-spatial-accuracy-of-two-frameless-linear-accelerator-based-systems-for-single-isocenter-multitarget-cranial-radiosurgery
#2
Gary A Ezzell
Single-isocenter, multitarget cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is more efficient than using an isocenter for each target, but spatial positioning uncertainties can be magnified at locations away from the isocenter. This study reports on the spatial accuracy of two frameless, linac-based SRS systems for multitarget, single-isocenter SRS as a function of distance from the isocenter. One system uses the ExacTrac platform for image guidance and the other localizes with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296306/a-novel-phantom-and-procedure-providing-submillimeter-accuracy-in-daily-qa-tests-of-accelerators-used-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#3
Ivan A Brezovich, Richard A Popple, Jun Duan, Sui Shen, Xingen Wu, Sidi Benhabib, Mi Huang, Rex A Cardan
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) places great demands on spatial accuracy. Steel BBs used as markers in quality assurance (QA) phantoms are clearly visible in MV and planar kV images, but artifacts compromise cone-beam CT (CBCT) isocenter localization. The purpose of this work was to develop a QA phantom for measuring with sub-mm accuracy isocenter congruence of planar kV, MV, and CBCT imaging systems and to design a practical QA procedure that includes daily Winston-Lutz (WL) tests and does not require computer aid...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293482/psychometric-properties-of-brief-balance-evaluation-systems-test-brief-bestest-in-evaluating-balance-performance-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke
#4
Meizhen Huang, Marco Y C Pang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Brief-Balance Evaluation Systems Test (Brief-BESTest) in individuals with chronic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational study with repeated measurements involving 50 participants with chronic stroke [mean (SD) age: 59.2 (7.3) years]. Each participant with stroke was evaluated with the Brief-BESTest, Berg balance scale (BBS), Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke Patients (PASS), Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (FMA), Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment (CMSA), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289633/improved-gait-speed-after-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-patients-with-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-preliminary-study
#5
Seungwon Hwang, Hye-Ri Kim, Zee-A Han, Bum-Suk Lee, Soojeong Kim, Hyunsoo Shin, Jae-Gun Moon, Sung-Phil Yang, Mun-Hee Lim, Duk-Youn Cho, Hayeon Kim, Hye-Jin Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features that could serve as predictive factors for improvement in gait speed after robotic treatment. METHODS: A total of 29 patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury received 4-week robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) on the Lokomat (Hocoma AG, Volketswil, Switzerland) for 30 minutes, once a day, 5 times a week, for a total of 20 sessions. All subjects were evaluated for general characteristics, the 10-Meter Walk Test (10MWT), the Lower Extremity Motor Score (LEMS), the Functional Ambulatory Category (FAC), the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury version II (WISCI-II), the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), and the Spinal Cord Independence Measure version III (SCIM-III) every 0, and 4 weeks...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289631/effect-of-a-caregiver-s-education-program-on-stroke-rehabilitation
#6
Sang-Eun Hong, Chang-Hwan Kim, Ee-Jin Kim, Kyung-Lim Joa, Tae-Hyun Kim, Sang-Keun Kim, Hee-Jun Han, Eui-Chang Lee, Han-Young Jung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of caregiver's education program on their satisfaction, as well as patient functional recovery, performed in addition to daily conventional rehabilitation treatment. METHODS: Three hundred eleven subjects diagnosed with first-onset stroke and transferred to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Inha University Hospital were surveyed. In 2015, caregivers attended an education program for acute and subacute stroke patients...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283432/gentamicin-loaded-thermosetting-hydrogel-and-moldable-composite-scaffold-formulation-study-and-biologic-evaluation
#7
Rossella Dorati, Antonella De Trizio, Ida Genta, Alessia Merelli, Tiziana Modena, Bice Conti
The aim was to design biodegradable drug delivery systems for gentamicin local delivery, meanwhile acting as scaffold for bone regeneration. Gentamicin loaded thermosetting composite hydrogels (TCHG) were prepared combining chitosan with bovine bone substitutes (BBS Orthoss® granules), beta-glycerophosphate as crosslinker, and lyophilized to obtain composite moldable scaffolds (mCSG). Diverse techniques for gentamicin loading into mCS were investigated by drug incorporation during hydrogel preparation, or drug absorption on preformed mCS...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268272/postural-responses-after-utilization-of-a-computerized-biofeedback-based-intervention-aimed-at-improving-static-and-dynamic-balance-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-study
#8
Rakesh Pilkar, Nibal Arzouni, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Karen J Nolan
Balance dysfunction is one of the most disabling aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Without rapid transmission and accurate perception of somatosensory inputs, the automatic postural responses required during standing may be delayed or absent after TBI which can lead to instability. Further, the sensitivity level to which environmental perturbations can be detected is also vital, as the central nervous system will only employ balance control strategies when it perceives a change in equilibrium. Such undetectable perturbations, however small they may be, can result in fatal falls, especially after TBI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261500/efficacy-of-wii-fit-on-static-and-dynamic-balance-in-community-dwelling-older-veterans-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#9
Kalpana P Padala, Prasad R Padala, Shelly Y Lensing, Richard A Dennis, Melinda M Bopp, Christopher M Parkes, Mark K Garrison, Patricia M Dubbert, Paula K Roberson, Dennis H Sullivan
Background/Objectives. Balance problems are well-established modifiable risk factors for falls, which are common in older adults. The objective of this study was to establish the efficacy of a Wii-Fit interactive video-game-led physical exercise program to improve balance in older Veterans. Methods. A prospective randomized controlled parallel-group trial was conducted at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Thirty community dwelling Veterans aged 68 (±6.7) years were randomized to either the exercise or control groups...
2017: Journal of Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254636/land-plus-aquatic-therapy-versus-land-based-rehabilitation-alone-for-the-treatment-of-balance-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-6-month-follow-up
#10
Grazia Palamara, Francesco Gotti, Roberto Maestri, Rossana Bera, Roberto Gargantini, Fabiola Bossio, Ilaria Zivi, Daniele Volpe, Davide Ferrazzoli, Giuseppe Frazzitta
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether a specific land-based physical intervention with the inclusion of aquatic therapy is more effective than land-based rehabilitation alone for the treatment of balance dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). To test the effect of these rehabilitative approaches after a 6-month follow-up period. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study with 6-month follow-up. SETTING: Department of Parkinson's Disease and Brain Injury Rehabilitation of the 'Moriggia-Pelascini' Hospital - Gravedona ed Uniti (CO, Italy)...
February 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248856/comparison-of-gait-symmetry-between-poststroke-fallers-and-nonfallers-during-level-walking-using-triaxial-accelerometry-a-strobe-compliant-cross-sectional-study
#11
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Wei-Chih Lien, Yung-Heng Cheng, Ta-Shen Kuan, Yu-Lun Zheng, Chao-Hsien Hsieh, Wen-Fong Wang
To compare the degree of gait symmetry of chronic poststroke fallers with that of nonfallers during level walking using triaxial accelerometry.In this cross-sectional study, a total of 14 patients with chronic stroke were recruited from a community hospital from February 2015 to July 2016. Patient characteristics, including the number of falls in the previous 12 months, were obtained from medical records. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and timed up and go (TUG) test were used at the onset of the study. Triaxial accelerometers were attached to the back and bilateral lower extremities of each subject with sampling rates of 120 Hz...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237838/gene-therapeutic-reversal-of-peripheral-olfactory-impairment-in-bardet-biedl-syndrome
#12
Corey L Williams, Cedric R Uytingco, Warren W Green, Jeremy C McIntyre, Kirill Ukhanov, Arthur D Zimmerman, Dana T Shively, Lian Zhang, Darryl Y Nishimura, Val C Sheffield, Jeffrey R Martens
Olfactory dysfunction is a pervasive but underappreciated health concern that affects personal safety and quality of life. Patients with olfactory dysfunctions have limited therapeutic options, particularly those involving congenital diseases. Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is one such disorder, where olfactory loss and other symptoms manifest from defective cilium morphology and/or function in various cell types/tissues. Olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) of BBS mutant mice lack the capacity to build/maintain cilia, rendering the cells incapable of odor detection...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226429/postural-responses-after-utilization-of-a-computerized-biofeedback-based-intervention-aimed-at-improving-static-and-dynamic-balance-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-study
#13
Rakesh Pilkar, Nibal Arzouni, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Karen J Nolan, Rakesh Pilkar, Nibal Arzouni, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Karen J Nolan, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Nibal Arzouni, Karen J Nolan, Rakesh Pilkar
Balance dysfunction is one of the most disabling aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Without rapid transmission and accurate perception of somatosensory inputs, the automatic postural responses required during standing may be delayed or absent after TBI which can lead to instability. Further, the sensitivity level to which environmental perturbations can be detected is also vital, as the central nervous system will only employ balance control strategies when it perceives a change in equilibrium. Such undetectable perturbations, however small they may be, can result in fatal falls, especially after TBI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215491/predictors-of-hepatitis-c-testing-intention-among-african-american-baby-boomers
#14
Mohamed Rashrash, Mary Maneno, Anthony Wutoh, Earl Ettienne, Monika Daftary
Baby Boomers (BBs) are responsible for three-quarters of hepatitis C (HCV) infections in the United States; however, HCV testing is distinctly underused by them. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the prevalence of HCV testing and to evaluate predictors of HCV testing intention among African-American BBs. The study was guided by the Health Belief Model and theory of reasoned action frameworks. Of the 137 participants included in the study, 44.8% had at least a college education; 13.9% received prior to 1992 blood transfusion...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215051/-pro-renin-receptor-atp6ap2-depletion-arrests-as4-1-cells-in-the-g0-g1-phase-thereby-increasing-formation-of-primary-cilia
#15
Heike Wanka, Philipp Lutze, Doreen Staar, Barbara Peters, Anica Morch, Lukas Vogel, Ravi Kumar Chilukoti, Georg Homuth, Jaroslaw Sczodrok, Inga Bäumgen, Jörg Peters
The (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR, ATP6AP2] is a multifunctional transmembrane protein that activates local renin-angiotensin systems, but also interacts with Wnt pathways and vacuolar H(+) -ATPase (V-ATPase) during organogenesis. The aim of this study was to characterize the role of ATP6AP2 in the cell cycle in more detail. ATP6AP2 down-regulation by siRNA in renal As4.1 cells resulted in a reduction in the rate of proliferation and a G0/G1 phase cell cycle arrest. We identified a number of novel target genes downstream of ATP6AP2 knock-down that were related to the primary cilium (Bbs-1, Bbs-3, Bbs-7, Rabl5, Ttc26, Mks-11, Mks-5, Mks-2, Tctn2, Nme7) and the cell cycle (Pierce1, Clock, Ppif)...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208327/issues-associated-with-galilean-invariance-on-a-moving-solid-boundary-in-the-lattice-boltzmann-method
#16
Cheng Peng, Nicholas Geneva, Zhaoli Guo, Lian-Ping Wang
In lattice Boltzmann simulations involving moving solid boundaries, the momentum exchange between the solid and fluid phases was recently found to be not fully consistent with the principle of local Galilean invariance (GI) when the bounce-back schemes (BBS) and the momentum exchange method (MEM) are used. In the past, this inconsistency was resolved by introducing modified MEM schemes so that the overall moving-boundary algorithm could be more consistent with GI. However, in this paper we argue that the true origin of this violation of Galilean invariance (VGI) in the presence of a moving solid-fluid interface is due to the BBS itself, as the VGI error not only exists in the hydrodynamic force acting on the solid phase, but also in the boundary force exerted on the fluid phase, according to Newton's Third Law...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174475/correlation-among-proprioception-muscle-strength-and-balance
#17
Huihui Wang, Zhongqiu Ji, Guiping Jiang, Weitong Liu, Xibian Jiao
[Purpose] To study the correlation among proprioception, muscle strength, and balance. [Subjects and Methods] A balance testing system (Biodex Balance System, BBS) and an isokinetic testing system (Biodex System 4, BS4) were used to test related indexes in 24 healthy young females. [Results] With the knee joint at 15 degree flexion, proprioception was significantly correlated with Limits of Stability-Time values, and was highly significantly correlated with Limits of Stability-Overall and Athlete Single Leg Medial/Lateral values...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174431/the-effect-of-walking-sticks-on-balance-in-geriatric-subjects
#18
Esra Dogru, Harun Kizilci, Nilay Comuk Balci, Nilufer Cetisli Korkmaz, Ozden Canbay, Nihan Katayifci
[Purpose] Guidelines and clarity regarding the information for deciding the need for walking sticks and the suitability of these sticks is insufficient. This study aimed to evaluate the suitability of walking stick and its effects on the balance in the elderly. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 39 elderly subjects aged between 65-95 years (mean age, 76.15 ± 8.35 years) and living in the Residential Aged Care and Rehabilitation Center were included. Sociodemographic data of the individuals, the material of the walking stick, who made the decision of usage and length of walking sticks were questioned...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167476/research-on-the-influence-factors-of-the-fall-efficiency-of-the-hospitalized-geriatric-patients-with-cerebrovascular-diseases
#19
Weili Li, Ruilian Cheng
To investigate the fall efficiency and its influence factors of the hospitalized geriatric patients with cerebrovascular diseases. The Modified Fall Efficacy Scale (MFES), Morse Fall Risk Assessment Scales (MFS), Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Tinetti Gait Analysis (TGA) were adopted and the combined ways of questionnaires and observation were utilized to investigate the 113 hospitalized geriatric patients with cerebrovascular diseases. The fall efficiency of the geriatric patients with cerebrovascular diseases were 7...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167167/nintendo-wii-fit-for-balance-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparative-study
#20
Stefano Negrini, Luciano Bissolotti, Alessandro Ferraris, Fulvia Noro, Mark D Bishop, Jorge Hugo Villafañe
BACKGROUND: Impaired postural stability places individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) at an increased risk for falls. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness of 10 vs. 15 sessions of Nintendo Wii Fit for balance recovery for outpatients PD. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients, 48.1% female (66 ± 8 years), with PD. Patients with PD were consecutively assigned to one of two groups receiving either 10 or 15 sessions (low dose or high dose group, respectively) with Nintendo Wii Fit in recovering balancing ability...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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