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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533630/effects-of-hippotherapy-on-the-thickness-of-deep-abdominal-muscles-and-activity-of-daily-living-in-children-with-intellectual-disabilities
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JiHyun Lee, Chang-Kyo Yun
[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of hippotherapy exercise on the thickness of deep abdominal muscles and daily activities of children with intellectual disabilities. [Subjects and Methods] Seven children with intellectual disabilities were treated with hippotherapy for 30 minutes twice a week for 6 weeks. The thickness of deep abdominal muscles and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) of the subjects were measured by ultrasonography before and after the experiment. [Results] There was no significant change in the thickness of the External Oblique and Internal Oblique muscles, but there was a statistically significant change in Transverse Adbominis thickness and FIM score after treatment compared to before treatment...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515857/contrast-use-in-relation-to-the-arterial-access-site-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#2
Rahman Shah, Anthony Mattox, M Rehan Khan, Chalak Berzingi, Abdul Rashid
AIM: To compare the amount of contrast used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) via trans-radial access (TRA) vs trans-femoral access (TFA). METHODS: Scientific databases and websites were searched for:randomizedcontrolledtrials (RCTs). Data were extracted by two independent reviewers and was summarized as the weighted mean difference (WMD) of contrast used with a 95%CI using a random-effects model. RESULTS: The meta-analysis included 13 RCTs with a total of 3165 patients...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503815/body-mass-normalization-for-lateral-abdominal-muscle-thickness-measurements-in-adolescent-athletes
#3
Pawel Linek
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of allometric parameters for ultrasound measurements of the oblique external (OE), oblique internal (OI), and transversus abdominis (TrA) muscles in adolescent athletes. The allometric parameter is the slope of the linear regression line between the log-transformed body mass and log-transformed muscle size measurement. METHODS: The study included 114 male adolescent football players between the ages of 10 and 19 years. All individuals with no surgical procedures performed on the trunk area and who had played a sport for at least 2 years were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503534/effects-of-three-spinal-stabilization-techniques-on-activation-and-thickness-of-abdominal-muscle
#4
Byeong-Jo Kim, Su-Kyoung Lee
In this study, we examine the thickness of the abdominal muscle and its activity during the performance of the three drawing-in methods. The subjects were 20 healthy male and female students in their 20s. Using ultrasonography and electromyography, the experimenter measured the thickness of the transversus abdominis (TrA) muscle, internal oblique (IO) muscle and external oblique (EO) muscle. The ultrasonography measurements for the drawing-in manoeuver (DI), abdominal bracing, and posterior pelvic tilt (PT) techniques were 0...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492585/-biosimilari-in-oncologia-tutti-sono-d-accordo-ma-nessuno-li-usa
#5
Bishal Gyawali
Riassunto. Ridurre il costo dei biologici è un'importante opportunità per affrontare il problema della tossicità finanziaria in oncologia, una delle questioni più rilevanti per i sistemi sanitari. Fare ricorso ai biosimilari, le alternative meno costose ai biologici, è una strategia importante per raggiungere lo scopo. Ma l'entusiasmo provato nel riuscire a sviluppare questi prodotti resta privo di significato se non si traduce in una maggiore prescrizione da parte dei medici, preoccupati dalla possibile insorgenza di reazioni avverse o di minore efficacia...
April 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492579/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-problematic-internet-use-an-italian-survey-among-l%C3%A2-aquila-students
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Valeria Bianchini, Maria Rosita Cecilia, Rita Roncone, Vincenza Cofini
AIM: In this study we examined the prevalence of internet addiction (IA) and its associated factors in a sample of Italian students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study that involved 1403 students aged 15-24 and conducted in L’Aquila, Italy. 1129 students accepted to participate in our study and completed the Internet Addiction Test: 41% were male and the mean age of total sample was 19±2.8 years. RESULTS: The prevalence of “average user” was 51% (95% CI: 48-54)...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492578/implicit-affectivity-in-patients-with-borderline-personality-disorder
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Bibiana Dukalski, Markus Quirin, Anette Kersting, Thomas Suslow, Uta-Susan Donges
AIMS: It has been argued that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is related to an enhanced affective reactivity. According to findings from research based on self-report, individuals with BPD develop and feel more negative and less positive affect than healthy individuals. Implicit affectivity, which can be measured using indirect assessment methods, relates to processes of the impulsive, intuitive system. In the present study, implicit and explicit affectivity was examined in patients suffering from BPD compared to healthy persons...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492575/alterations-of-cerebral-white-matter-structure-in-psychosis-and-their-clinical-correlations-a-systematic-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-studies
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Serena Parnanzone, Dario Serrone, Maria Cristina Rossetti, Simona D'Onofrio, Alessandra Splendiani, Valeria Micelli, Alessandro Rossi, Francesca Pacitti
Schizophrenia is a common, severe and chronically disabling mental illness. Most of MRI studies in schizophrenia suggest the involvement of white matter (WM) pathology in multiple cerebral regions in the neurobiology of this condition. White matter fiber tracts connecting numerous cortical regions have been the focus of a number of studies using a magnetic resonance technique called “Diffusion Tensor Imaging” (DTI). A literature search of published DTI studies was conducted using the major database National Centre for Biotechnology information (NCBI) PubMed (MEDLINE)...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487035/radial-versus-femoral-access-for-the-treatment-of-left%C3%A2-main-lesion-in-the-era-of-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents
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Sebastiano Gili, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Roberto Di Summa, Federico Conrotto, Enrico Cerrato, Alaide Chieffo, Giacomo Boccuzzi, Antonio Montefusco, Fabrizio Ugo, Pierluigi Omedé, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Francesco Tomassini, Marco Pavani, Ferdinando Varbella, Roberto Garbo, Maurizio D'Amico, Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai, Claudio Moretti, Javier Escaned, Antonio Colombo, Fiorenzo Gaita
Transradial access (TRA) is often avoided in favor of the transfemoral access (TFA) during percutaneous coronary interventions of the unprotected left main coronary artery (ULM), due to technical and safety concerns. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of TRA and TFA in the treatment of ULM with second-generation drug-eluting stents. Consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention on ULM with second-generation drug-eluting stents were retrospectively enrolled in the multicenter Failure in Left Main Study With 2nd Generation Stents (FAILS 2) registry...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484512/developing-new-pharmacotherapeutic-approaches-to-treating-sickle-cell-disease
#10
Marilyn J Telen
Survival for patients with SCD has been prolonged by improvements in supportive care, including vaccinations, antibiotic prophylaxis, and overall medical management, including tra nsfusion. However, there remains only one approved, partially effective drug for sickle cell disease-hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide). The world desperately needs better ways of both treating and preventing the recurrent painful vaso-occlusive episodes pathognomonic of sickle cell disease as well as the end-organ damage that still leads inexorably to severely shortened life expectancies throughout the world...
February 2017: ISBT Science Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482455/substantial-air-quality-and-climate-co-benefits-achievable-now-with-sectoral-mitigation-strategies-in-china
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Wei Peng, Junnan Yang, Fabian Wagner, Denise L Mauzerall
China is the world's top carbon emitter and suffers from severe air pollution. We examine near-term air quality and CO2 co-benefits of various current sector-based policies in China. Using a 2015 base case, we evaluate the potential benefits of four sectoral mitigation strategies. All scenarios include a 20% increase in conventional air pollution controls as well as the following sector-specific fuel switching or technology upgrade strategies. Power sector (POW): 80% replacement of small coal power plants with larger more efficient ones; Industry sector (IND): 10% improvement in energy efficiency; Transport sector (TRA): replacement of high emitters with average vehicle fleet emissions; and Residential sector (RES): replacement of 20% of coal-based stoves with stoves using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)...
May 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470994/patient-preference-for-radial-versus-femoral-vascular-access-for-elective-coronary-procedures-the-prevas-study
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Marlies M Kok, Marieke G M Weernink, Clemens von Birgelen, Anneloes Fens, Liefke C van der Heijden, Janine A van Til
OBJECTIVES: To explore patient preference for vascular access site in percutaneous coronary procedures, the perceived importance of benefits and risks of transradial access (TRA) and transfemoral access (TFA) were assessed. In addition, direct preference for vascular access and preference for shared decision making (SDM) were evaluated. BACKGROUND: TRA has gained significant ground on TFA during the last decades. Surveys on patient preference have mostly been performed in dedicated TRA trials...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454793/determinants-of-operator-radiation-exposure-during-percutaneous-coronary-procedures
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Alessandro Sciahbasi, Stefano Rigattieri, Alessandro Sarandrea, Maria Cera, Cristian Di Russo, Silvio Fedele, Roberto Patrizi, Silvio Romano, Francesco Rocco Pugliese, Maria Penco, Samir B Pancholy
BACKGROUND: Radiation exposure is an important issue for interventional cardiologists that is often underevaluated. Our aim was to evaluate determinants of operator radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures. METHODS: The RADIANT (NCT01974453) is a prospective, single-center observational study involving 4 expert operators and 2 fellows performing percutaneous coronary procedures. The operator radiation dose was evaluated using dedicated electronic dosimeters in 2,028 procedures: 1,897 transradial access (TRA; 1,120 right and 777 left TRA) and 131 transfemoral access (TFA)...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452085/use-of-chimeric-type-iv-secretion-systems-to-define-contributions-of-outer-membrane-subassemblies-for-contact-dependent-translocation
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Jay E Gordon, Tiago R D Costa, Roosheel S Patel, Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Mayukh K Sarkar, Elena V Orlova, Gabriel Waksman, Peter J Christie
Recent studies have shown that conjugation systems of Gram-negative bacteria are composed of distinct inner and outer membrane core complexes (IMCs and OMCCs, respectively). Here, we functionally characterized the OMCC, focusing first on a cap domain that forms a channel across the outer membrane. Strikingly, the OMCC caps of the Escherichia coli pKM101 Tra and Agrobacterium tumefaciens VirB/VirD4 systems are completely dispensable for substrate transfer, but required for formation of conjugative pili. The pKM101 OMCC cap and extended pilus also are dispensable for activation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa type VI secretion system (T6SS)...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442158/diversity-and-evolutionary-aspects-of-mucin-binding-mucbp-domain-repeats-among-lactobacillus-plantarum-group-strains-through-comparative-genetic-analysis
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Sundru Manjulata Devi, Prakash M Halami
Mucin binding protein (Mub) of Lactobacillus plantarum- group (LPG) is considered as a potential marker gene due to its diversity and adherence property to host intestinal layer. We recently observed strain specific diversity in mub gene of LPG strains (n=8) and grouped them into Type I, II and III based on the insertion and/or deletion of MucBP domain repeats (Devi et al., 2016). The mub gene expression pattern noted by real-time PCR revealed 67.64 increased fold change in MTCC 9483 with four MucBP repeats...
April 12, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440751/validation-in-daily-clinical-situations-of-diascope-%C3%A2-a-software-developed-to-help-healthcare-professionals-individualize-antidiabetic-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes
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Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco, Francisco Javier García-Soidán, Manuela Rubio Sánchez, Tra-Mi Phan
INTRODUCTION: DiaScope(®) is a software to help in individualized prescription of antidiabetic treatment in type 2 diabetes. This study assessed its value and acceptability by different professionals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: DiaScope(®) was developed based on the ADA-EASD 2012 algorithm and on the recommendation of 12 international diabetes experts using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. The current study was performed at a single session. In the first phase, 5 clinical scenarios were evaluated, selecting the most appropriated therapeutic option among 4 possibilities (initial test)...
March 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437332/ultrasound-assessment-of-the-abdominal-muscles-at-rest-and-during-the-aslr-test-among-adolescents-with-scoliosis
#17
Paweł Linek, Edward Saulicz, Michał Kuszewski, Tomasz Wolny
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVE: Are there deviations in the thickness of abdominal muscles at rest in individuals with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)? Are there deviations in abdominal muscular activity in people with AIS during the active straight leg raise (ASLR) test? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ultrasound imaging can be used to assess the lateral abdominal muscle. Some authors suggest that scoliosis develops through a weakness or improper functioning of the abdominal muscles that cannot provide adequate support to the spinal segments...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430314/transulnar-approach-as-an-alternative-to-transradial-approach-in-non-coronary-intervention-safety-feasibility-and-technical-factors
#18
Adam Zybulewski, Martin Edwards, Edward Kim, Francis S Nowakowski, Rahul Patel, Nora Tabori, Robert Lookstein, Aaron Fischman
PURPOSE: Transulnar access (TUA) has been shown to be an effective alternative to transradial access (TRA) for coronary intervention. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of TUA in patients undergoing visceral interventions in the setting of contraindication to TRA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent visceral interventions via ulnar approach were included in the study. Outcome variables include technical success, access site and bleeding complications...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417059/susceptibility-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc-h103-and-h376-cell-lines-to-retroviral-oskm-mediated-reprogramming
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Nalini Devi Verusingam, Swee Keong Yeap, Huynh Ky, Ian C Paterson, Suan Phaik Khoo, Soon Keng Cheong, Alan H K Ong, Tunku Kamarul
Although numbers of cancer cell lines have been shown to be successfully reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), reprogramming Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) to pluripotency in relation to its cancer cell type and the expression pattern of pluripotent genes under later passage remain unexplored. In our study, we reprogrammed and characterised H103 and H376 oral squamous carcinoma cells using retroviral OSKM mediated method. Reprogrammed cells were characterized for their embryonic stem cells (ESCs) like morphology, pluripotent gene expression via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), immunofluorescence staining, embryoid bodies (EB) formation and directed differentiation capacity...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410516/environmental-knowledge-and-attitudes-and-behaviours-towards-energy-consumption
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Arminda Paço, Tânia Lavrador
Numerous investigations have arisen in order to study and characterise environmentally friendly consumer profiles, with some authors applying the relationship between knowledge, attitudes and behaviour to this end. The present research approach, based upon the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), seeks to verify the existence of relationships between knowledge and attitudes and between knowledge and environmental behaviour. In this instance, data collection involved a questionnaire aimed at assessing the overall environmental knowledge of respondents as well as their attitudes and behaviours regarding energy issues (savings, consumption, interest, use)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
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