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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646559/pandemic-h1n1-2009-influenza-a-virus-infection-associated-with-respiratory-signs-in-sloth-bears-melursus-ursinus
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N C Boedeker, M I Nelson, M L Killian, M K Torchetti, T Barthel, S Murray
In 2009, a pandemic influenza A virus (pH1N1) spread globally in humans and infected a broad range of captive animals with close human contact. In February 2014, a pH1N1 virus was isolated from a sloth bear with respiratory signs at a US zoo, demonstrating that recurring epidemics present an ongoing threat to animals, including threatened species. This is the first report of pH1N1 infection in sloth bears. To understand the sloth bear virus within the global context of pH1N1, phylogenetic trees were inferred including full-length sequences from available non-human, non-swine hosts, representing four families in the order Carnivora and one order of birds...
June 23, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643571/adaptation-of-the-activity-measure-post-acute-care-am-pac-from-english-to-mandarin-using-the-dual-panel-translation-approach
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Feng-Hang Chang, Tsan-Hon Liou, John Brodersen, Jonathan D Comins
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to translate and adapt the Activity Measure Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC) from US English to Mandarin using the dual-panel method, and to assess its psychometric properties in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. METHODS: The AM-PAC outpatient short forms were translated using the dual-panel method. The translated AM-PAC was tested in 550 Chinese-speaking rehabilitation outpatients. Floor and ceiling effects were evaluated and internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha...
June 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639340/impact-of-frailty-and-residual-subsyndromal-delirium-on-1-year-functional-recovery-a-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Justin Chew, Wee Shiong Lim, Mei Sian Chong, Yew Yoong Ding, Laura Tay
AIM: To investigate the association between frailty and incomplete delirium recovery at discharge (residual subsyndromal delirium [RSSD]), and to examine the mediating role of RSSD in the relationship between frailty and functional recovery at 12 months post-delirium. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of 234 individuals aged ≥65 years admitted to a specialized delirium unit. A 20-item frailty index was derived using items from a comprehensive geriatric assessment...
June 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637127/clinical-utility-of-the-modified-trunk-impairment-scale-for-stroke-survivors
#4
YunBok Lee, SeungHeon An, GyuChang Lee
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine the discriminant power of the modified Trunk Impairment Scale (mTIS) in stroke survivors versus healthy adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five subjects with stroke and 29 healthy adults. METHODS: Subjects were examined using the mTIS, Berg Balance Scale, and Timed Up and Go test for balance; 5-m Walk Test and Functional Ambulation Category for gait; Fugl-Meyer Assessment for motor function; Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke-Trunk Control and Trunk Control Test for trunk control; and Modified Barthel Index for activities of daily living performance...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636815/accurate-characterization-of-the-pore-volume-in-microporous-crystalline-materials
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Daniele Ongari, Peter G Boyd, Senja Barthel, Matthew Witman, Maciej Haranczyk, Berend Smit
Pore volume is one of the main properties for the characterization of microporous crystals. It is experimentally measurable and it can also be obtained from the refined unit cell by a number of computational techniques. In this work we assess the accuracy and the discrepancies between the different computational methods which are commonly used for this purpose, i.e, geometric, helium and probe center pore volume, by studying a database of more than 5000 frameworks. We developed a new technique to fully characterize the internal void of a microporous material and to compute the probe accessible and occupiable pore volume...
June 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635194/volitional-rehabilitative-assessments-in-patients-admitted-in-a-post-intensive-care-step-down-unit-a-feasibility-study
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Mara Paneroni, Francesco D' Abrosca, Georges Fokom, Laura Comini, Michele Vitacca
A high variability in functional tests and activities used during the pulmonary rehabilitation has been observed in post-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and the best battery of tests to adopt has not been described yet. We tested in patients admitted in a post-ICU Step Down Unit the ability to perform the more frequent functional volitional tests. The relations of each single volitional test with general disability and dyspnea at discharge were also evaluated. Ten volitional tests including: bedside spirometry test (ST: FEV1%, FVC%), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), Peak Expiratory Flow during Cough (PCEF), Quadriceps Muscle Strength (QMS), latissimus Dorsi and teres Major Strength (DMS), Brachial biceps Muscle Strength (BMS), effort tolerance measured by sit-to-stand test, Takahashi test and 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT), were evaluated in post-ICU patients at entry and discharge from in-hospital rehabilitation...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633675/acupuncture-treatment-on-the-motor-area-of-the-scalp-for-motor-dysfunction-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun Wang, Jian Pei, Dhiaedin Khiati, Qinhui Fu, Xiao Cui, Yi Song, Minghang Yan, Lijun Shi, Yiwen Cai, Yuhong Ma
BACKGROUND: Scalp acupuncture has shown a remarkable treatment efficacy on motor dysfunction in patients with stroke in China, especially the motor area of Jiao's scalp acupuncture, which is the most widely used treatment. However, previous studies have summarized that the clinical curative effect of acupuncture treatment for stroke remains uncertain. Meanwhile, no randomized controlled trials on Jiao's scalp acupuncture have been performed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Jiao's scalp acupuncture for motor dysfunction in ischemic stroke...
June 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631080/comparison-of-volumetric-and-functional-parameters-in-simultaneous-cardiac-pet-mr-feasibility-of-volumetric-assessment-with-residual-activity-from-prior-pet-ct
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C Lücke, B Oppolzer, P Werner, B Foldyna, P Lurz, T Jochimsen, B Brenneis, L Lehmkuhl, B Sattler, M Grothoff, H Barthel, O Sabri, M Gutberlet
OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac left ventricular (LV) parameters in simultaneously acquired hybrid fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F] FDG) positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) in patients with residual tracer activity of upstream PET/CT. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients (23 men, age 58±17 years) underwent cardiac PET/MRI either directly after a non-cardiac PET/CT with homogenous cardiac [18F] FDG uptake (n=20) or for viability assessment (n=9)...
June 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629270/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-modified-wheelchair-arm-support-to-reduce-shoulder-pain-in-stroke-patients
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Ruihuan Pan, Mingchao Zhou, Hao Cai, Youhua Guo, Lechang Zhan, Mei Li, Zhijing Yang, Leying Zhu, Jie Zhan, Hongxia Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of modified wheelchair arm-support to mitigate hemiplegic shoulder pain and reduce pain frequency in stroke patients. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial using computer-generated simple randomization. SETTING: Participants recruited from inpatients at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine. SUBJECTS: A total of 120 patients with stroke were divided into two groups...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628535/community-based-rehabilitation-to-improve-stroke-survivors-rehabilitation-participation-and-functional-recovery
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Xiaojuan Ru, Hong Dai, Bin Jiang, Ninghua Li, Xingquan Zhao, Zhen Hong, Li He, Wenzhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation appropriate technique (CRAT) intervention program in increasing rehabilitation participation and improving functional recovery of stroke survivors. DESIGN: This study followed a quasi-experimental design. In each of 5 centers servicing approximately 50,000 individuals, 2 communities were designated as either the intervention or control community. A CRAT intervention program, including 2-year rehabilitation education and 3-month CRAT treatment, was regularly implemented in the intervention communities, whereas there was no special intervention in the control community...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625318/prognostic-value-of-different-allelic-polymorphism-of-aldosterone-synthase-receptor-in-a-congestive-heart-failure-european-continental-ancestry-population
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Mauro Feola, Martino Monteverde, Daniela Vivenza, Marzia Testa, Laura Leto, Valentina Astesana, Francesco Mussapi, Antonello Vado, Marco Merlano, Cristiana Lo Nigro
Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is as an 9-exon gene on chromosome 8q22 and exists as a common single nucleotide polymorphism C-T transition for position -344. The aim of this study was to assess the -344T/C polymorphism of the aldosterone synthase promoter in a European continental ancestry congestive heart failure (CHF) population. METHODS: Patients discharged after an acute decompensation were enrolled and underwent echocardiography, determination of BNP, evaluation of non-invasive cardiac outputs and determination of -344 T/C SNP in the aldosterone synthase gene...
February 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623754/quality-of-life-mood-and-seizure-control-in-patients-with-brain-tumor-related-epilepsy-treated-with-lacosamide-as-add-on-therapy-a-prospective-explorative-study-with-a-historical-control-group
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Marta Maschio, Alessia Zarabla, Andrea Maialetti, Alessandra Fabi, Antonello Vidiri, Veronica Villani, Diana Giannarelli
OBJECTIVE: Brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) is often drug resistant and patients can be forced to take polytherapy that can adversely affect their quality of life (QoL). Lacosamide (LCM) is a new antiepileptic drug (AED) used as adjunctive therapy in patients with partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, with a favorable pharmacokinetic profile that seems to be effective and well tolerated. Therefore it represents a possible therapeutic choice for patients with BTRE...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623152/singapore-healthy-older-people-everyday-hope-study-prevalence-of-frailty-and-associated-factors-in-older-adults
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Reshma A Merchant, Matthew Zhixuan Chen, Linda Wei Lin Tan, Moses YiDong Lim, Han Kwee Ho, Rob M van Dam
BACKGROUND: In the context of a rapidly ageing population, Singapore is anticipating a rise in multimorbidity, disability, and dependency, which are driven by physical frailty. Healthy Older People Everyday (HOPE) is an epidemiologic population-based study on community-dwelling older adults aged 65 years and older in Singapore. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of frail and prefrail states and their association with polypharmacy, multimorbidity, cognitive and functional status, and perceived health status among community-dwelling older adults in Singapore...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621029/urinary-tract-infection-in-patients-with-hip-fracture-an-underestimated-event
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Christopher Bliemel, Benjamin Buecking, Juliana Hack, Rene Aigner, Daphne-Asimenia Eschbach, Steffen Ruchholtz, Ludwig Oberkircher
AIM: Urinary tract infections (UTI) represent a common perioperative complication among elderly patients with hip fracture. To determine the impact of UTI on the perioperative course of elderly patients with hip fractures, a prospective study was carried out. METHODS: A total of 402 surgically-treated geriatric hip fracture patients were consecutively enrolled at a level 1 trauma center. On admission, all patients received an indwelling urinary catheter. Clinically symptomatic patients were screened more closely for UTI...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620756/preliminary-data-on-utility-of-subcutaneous-unfractionated-heparin-in-patients-with-deep-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Girish Baburao Kulkarni, Abbas Masoom Mirza, Subasree Ramakrishnan, Veerendrakumar Mustare
Subcutaneous unfractionated heparin (SCUFH) has been proved effective in puerperal cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), but its efficacy in the more serious form of the disease such as deep CVT patients (DCVT) unreported. We describe the outcomes of 37 (isolated:combined: 11:26) patients of DCVT diagnosed by MRI, treated with SCUFH in a tertiary care stroke unit. It was a prospective observational cohort study using 5000 U of SCUFH every 6 hourly for 10 days with oral Acenocoumarol started on day 7, with monitoring...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612547/-treatment-of-unilateral-neglect-using-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-and-sensory-cueing-sc-in-stroke-patients
#17
Ren-Gang Zhang, Sha-Xin Liu, Feng-Yi Wang, Xi-Chao Ma, Yong-Hong Yang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and sensory cueing (SC) for improving hemi-spatial attention deficits related to unilateral neglect, upper limb function and independence of stroke patients. METHODS: An assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Eligible stroke patients were treated with rTMS (n =17) or rTMS combined with SC (n =16) in addition to conventional rehabilitation measures...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611832/comparison-of-3-month-stroke-disability-and-quality-of-life-across-modified-rankin-scale-categories
#18
Srikant Rangaraju, Diogo Haussen, Raul G Nogueira, Fadi Nahab, Michael Frankel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score 0-2 has been used to define "good outcome" while stroke patients with mRS 3 are grouped with mRS 4-6 as having "poor outcome." Long-term data comparing quality of life (QoL), particularly across the mRS 2, 3, and 4 subgroups, are sparse. METHODS: Participants in the Interventional Management of Stroke 3 (IMS3) trial with documented 3-month mRS, functional disability (Barthel index [BI]), and self-reported EQ5D-3L QoL questionnaires at 3 months after stroke were included...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610960/no-difference-between-noxious-and-innocuous-thermal-stimulation-on-motor-recovery-of-upper-extremity-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-6-month-follow-up
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Roxane Lin, Miao-Ju Hsu, Ruey-Tay Lin, Mao-Hsiung Huang, Chia-Lin Koh, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Jau-Hong Lin
BACKGROUND: Thermal stimulation (TS) have been developed and incorporated in stroke rehabilitation. However, whether noxious and innocuous TS induce the same effects on motor function recovery after stroke is still unknown. A comparative study of different temperature combination regimens is needed. OBJECTIVE: To compare the short and long-term effectiveness between noxious and innocuous TS on motor recovery of upper extremity in patients with acute stroke. DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis and blinded outcome assessors...
June 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610565/the-influence-of-dehydration-on-the-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-for-patients-treated-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Fei-Fan Wu, Yen-Chu Hung, Y H Tsai, Jen-Tsung Yang, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chia-Wei Liow, Jiann-Der Lee, Chung-Jen Lin, Tsung-I Peng, Leng-Chieh Lin
BACKGROUND: Many studies have determined that dehydration is an independent predictor of outcome after ischemic stroke (IS); however, none have determined if the use of thrombolytic therapy modifies the negative impact of poor hydration. To inform the stroke registry established at our institution, we conducted a retrospective study to determine if dehydration remains a negative prognostic factor after IS patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). METHODS: Between 2007 and 2012, we recruited 382 subjects; 346 had data available and were divided into 2 groups on the basis of their blood urea nitrogen/creatinine (BUN/Cr) ratio...
June 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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