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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918597/effect-of-vibration-on-postural-control-and-gait-of-elderly-subjects-a-systematic-review
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Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Farzam Farahmand, Reza Fadayevatan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for subthreshold vibration interventions on postural control and gait in elderly. METHOD: A review of intervention studies including the following words in the title/abstract: insole, foot and ankle appliances, vibration, noise and elderly related to balance and gait...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915903/a-quantitative-assessment-of-the-evolution-of-cerebellar-syndrome-in-children-with-phosphomannomutase-deficiency-pmm2-cdg
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Natalia Lourdes Serrano, Victor De Diego, Daniel Cuadras, Antonio F Martinez Monseny, Ramón Velázquez-Fragua, Laura López, Ana Felipe, Luis G Gutiérrez-Solana, Alfons Macaya, Belén Pérez-Dueñas, Mercedes Serrano
BACKGROUND: We aim to delineate the progression of cerebellar syndrome in children with phosphomannomutase-deficiency (PMM2-CDG) using the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS). We sought correlation between cerebellar volumetry and clinical situation. We prospectively evaluated PMM2-CDG patients aged from 5 to 18 years through ICARS at two different time points set apart by at least 20 months. We reviewed available MRIs and performed volumetric analysis when it was possible...
September 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912570/a-focus-on-extracellular-ca-2-entry-into-skeletal-muscle
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Chung-Hyun Cho, Jin Seok Woo, Claudio F Perez, Eun Hui Lee
The main task of skeletal muscle is contraction and relaxation for body movement and posture maintenance. During contraction and relaxation, Ca(2+) in the cytosol has a critical role in activating and deactivating a series of contractile proteins. In skeletal muscle, the cytosolic Ca(2+) level is mainly determined by Ca(2+) movements between the cytosol and the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The importance of Ca(2+) entry from extracellular spaces to the cytosol has gained significant attention over the past decade...
September 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903061/lymphatic-drainage-system-of-the-brain-a-novel-target-for-intervention-of-neurological-diseases
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Bao-Liang Sun, Li-Hua Wang, Tuo Yang, Lei-Lei Mao, Jing-Yi Sun, Ming-Feng Yang, Hui Yuan, Robert A Colvin, Xiao-Yi Yang
The belief that the vertebrate brain functions normally without classical lymphatic drainage vessels has been held for many decades. On the contrary, new findings show that functional lymphatic drainage does exist in the brain. The brain lymphatic drainage system is composed of basement membrane-based perivascular pathway, a brain-wide glymphatic pathway, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage routes including sinus-associated meningeal lymphatic vessels and olfactory/cervical lymphatic routes. The brain lymphatic systems function physiological as a route of drainage for interstitial fluid (ISF) from brain parenchyma to nearby lymph nodes...
September 10, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902932/non-pharmacological-interventions-to-promote-the-sleep-of-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Fernanda de Souza Machado, Regina Claudia da Silva Souza, Vanessa Brito Poveda, Ana Lucia Siqueira Costa
Objective: to analyze evidence available in the literature concerning non-pharmacological interventions that are effective to treat altered sleep patterns among patients who underwent cardiac surgery. Method: systematic review conducted in the National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Scopus, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and PsycINFO databases, and also grey literature...
September 12, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881119/evaluation-of-global-sagittal-balance-in-koreans-adults
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Yongjae Cho
OBJECTVIE: The global sagittal postural patterns as characterized by Roussouly classification have been previously described in various ethnicities, there were no studies investigated in Koreans. To analyze the distribution of the global sagittal postural patterns in Korean adults using Roussouly classification, the author prospectively studied. METHODS: 252 asymptomatic Korean adults was recruited. Data was obtained by reviewing the films for each subject. Spinopelvic parameters were measured and sagittal postural patterns were then determined according to Roussouly classification...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879902/review-of-tremor-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-atypical-parkinsonian-disorders
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Pooja Mailankody, M Netravathi, Pramod Kumar Pal
Rest tremor (RT), a cardinal feature of Parkinson's disease (PD) is often accompanied by other types of tremor such as action tremor, which includes postural tremor, kinetic tremor, re-emergent tremor (ReT), and orthostatic tremor (OT). Literature on other tremors of PD, especially ReT and OT, is scarce. Tremor can be present in any of the atypical parkinsonian disorders such as progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration, and dementia with Lewy bodies. RT can even be the presenting symptom of these disorders...
September 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875772/atypical-caudal-regression-syndrome-with-agenesis-of-lumbar-spine-and-presence-of-sacrum-case-report-and-literature-review
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Edyta Szumera, Barbara Jasiewicz, Tomasz Potaczek
Context Caudal regression syndrome is a rare disorder, not well described in the literature. Findings Authors treated two patients with congenital absence of thoracolumbar vertebrae and lower limbs paraplegia. Patients had hypoplasia of the lower trunk and extremities with motion between upper and lower torso. Imaging showed caudal spine agenesis, but cleft sacrum was present. Due to severe kyphotic deformity and spinal instability, deformity correction and posterior fusion was performed at the age 6 and 8...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874111/the-fall-in-older-adults-physical-and-cognitive-problems
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Bernard Demanze Laurence, Lacour Michel
BACKGROUND: The aging of posture and balance function alters the quality of life in older people and causes serious problems in terms of public health and socio-economic costs for our modern societies. METHOD: This article reviews the various causes of imbalance and dizziness in the elderly, and considers how to prevent falls, and how to rehabilitate a faller subject in order to regain a good quality of life. Two effective ways of intervention are discussed, emphasizing the crucial role of physical activity and cognitive stimulation, classic or using the latest technical advances in virtual reality and video games...
2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871591/network-of-breathing-multifunctional-role-of-the-diaphragm-a-review
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Janusz Kocjan, Mariusz Adamek, Bożena Gzik-Zroska, Damian Czyżewski, Mateusz Rydel
The diaphragm is the primary muscle involved in active inspiration and serves also as an important anatomical landmark that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavity. However, the diaphragm muscle like other structures and organs in the human body has more than one function, and displays many anatomic links throughout the body, thereby forming a 'network of breathing'. Besides respiratory function, it is important for postural control as it stabilises the lumbar spine during loading tasks. It also plays a vital role in the vascular and lymphatic systems, as well as, is greatly involved in gastroesophageal functions such as swallowing, vomiting, and contributing to the gastroesophageal reflux barrier...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866986/post-fall-reporting-in-aged-acute-inpatient-mental-health-units-an-18-month-observational-cohort-study
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Trentham Furness, George Mnatzaganian, Robyn Garlick, Susan Ireland, Brian McKenna, Keith D Hill
BACKGROUND: Despite the high risk of falling for people with severe mental illness, there is limited falls research in mental health settings. Therefore, the objective of this observational cohort study was to conduct a focused post-fall review of fall episodes within aged acute inpatient mental health units at one of Australia's largest publicly funded mental health organizations. METHODS: A post-fall reporting tool was developed to collect intrinsic and extrinsic fall risk factors among three aged acute mental health inpatient units over an 18-month period...
September 4, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864841/diabetic-neuropathy-and-gait-a-review
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Uazman Alam, David R Riley, Ravinder S Jugdey, Shazli Azmi, Satyan Rajbhandari, Kristiaan D'Août, Rayaz A Malik
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a major sequela of diabetes mellitus and may have a detrimental effect on the gait of people with this complication. DPN causes a disruption in the body's sensorimotor system and is believed to affect up to 50% of patients with diabetes mellitus, dependent on the duration of diabetes. It has a major effect on morbidity and mortality. The peripheral nervous system controls the complex series of events in gait through somatic and autonomic functions, careful balancing of eccentric and concentric muscle contractions and a reliance on the sensory information received from the planter surface...
September 1, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863296/associations-of-prolonged-standing-with-musculoskeletal-symptoms-a-systematic-review-of-laboratory-studies
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Pieter Coenen, Sharon Parry, Lisa Willenberg, Joyce W Shi, Lorena Romero, Diana M Blackwood, Genevieve N Healy, David W Dunstan, Leon M Straker
While prolonged standing has shown to be detrimentally associated with musculoskeletal symptoms, exposure limits and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. We systematically reviewed evidence from laboratory studies on musculoskeletal symptom development during prolonged (≥20min) uninterrupted standing, quantified acute dose-response associations and described underlying mechanisms. Peer-reviewed articles were systematically searched for. Data from included articles were tabulated, and dose-response associations were statistically pooled...
August 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861737/chronic-mptp-administration-regimen-in-monkeys-a-model-of-dopaminergic-and-non-dopaminergic-cell-loss-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Gunasingh J Masilamoni, Yoland Smith
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder clinically characterized by cardinal motor deficits including bradykinesia, tremor, rigidity and postural instability. Over the past decades, it has become clear that PD symptoms extend far beyond motor signs to include cognitive, autonomic and psychiatric impairments, most likely resulting from cortical and subcortical lesions of non-dopaminergic systems. In addition to nigrostriatal dopaminergic degeneration, pathological examination of PD brains, indeed, reveals widespread distribution of intracytoplasmic inclusions (Lewy bodies) and death of non-dopaminergic neurons in the brainstem and thalamus...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859067/bionic-balance-organs-progress-in-the-development-of-vestibular-prostheses
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Paul F Smith
The vestibular system is a sensory system that is critically important in humans for gaze and image stability as well as postural control. Patients with complete bilateral vestibular loss are severely disabled and experience a poor quality of life. There are very few effective treatment options for patients with no vestibular function. Over the last 10 years, rapid progress has been made in developing artificial 'vestibular implants' or 'prostheses', based on cochlear implant technology. As of 2017, 13 patients worldwide have received vestibular implants and the results are encouraging...
September 1, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853022/single-leg-assessment-of-postural-stability-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tim Lehmann, Linda Paschen, Jochen Baumeister
BACKGROUND: Previous reports of single-leg assessment demonstrated functional deficits in postural stability following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, quantified measures describing postural stability vary among investigations and results seem not to be clear. The first aim of this systematic review was to quantify postural deficits in eyes open single-leg stance in patients after ACL injury. Moreover, the second aim was to examine the potential of traditional center of pressure (CoP) measures in order to distinguish postural stability between ACL patients and healthy controls...
August 29, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852579/predictors-of-functional-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-following-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-disease-patient-and-surgical-factors
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Hesham Abboud, Gencer Genc, Nicolas R Thompson, Srivadee Oravivattanakul, Faisal Alsallom, Dennys Reyes, Kathy Wilson, Russell Cerejo, Xin Xin Yu, Darlene Floden, Anwar Ahmed, Michal Gostkowski, Ayman Ezzeldin, Hazem Marouf, Ossama Y Mansour, Andre Machado, Hubert H Fernandez
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to evaluate predictors of quality of life (QOL) and functional outcomes following deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. The secondary objective was to identify predictors of global improvement. METHODS: PD patients who underwent DBS at our Center from 2006 to 2011 were evaluated by chart review and email/phone survey. Postoperative UPDRS II and EQ-5D were analyzed using simple linear regression adjusting for preoperative score...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830001/how-to-build-a-helpful-baby-a-look-at-the-roots-of-prosociality-in-infancy
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Tobias Grossmann
The ability to show concern for others in need and distress is thought to be a vital building block for prosocial tendencies among humans. The current review shows that such other-oriented emotional processes play an important role in guiding prosocial behavior from early in development. Recent research supports the view that infants genuinely care about others in need and distress, but also that a caring continuum exists, which underpins variability in infant prosocial action. Novel methods measuring brain, pupillary, and postural responses have provided insights into affective predictors, motivators, and consequences of prosocial behavior in infants...
August 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828077/balance-training-programs-in-athletes-a-systematic-review
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Anna Brachman, Anna Kamieniarz, Justyna Michalska, Michał Pawłowski, Kajetan J Słomka, Grzegorz Juras
It has become almost routine practice to incorporate balance exercises into training programs for athletes from different sports. However, the type of training that is most efficient remains unclear, as well as the frequency, intensity and duration of the exercise that would be most beneficial have not yet been determined. The following review is based on papers that were found through computerized searches of PubMed and SportDiscus from 2000 to 2016. Articles related to balance training, testing, and injury prevention in young healthy athletes were considered...
September 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827239/validation-of-newly-developed-and-redesigned-key-indicator-methods-for-assessment-of-different-working-conditions-with-physical-workloads-based-on-mixed-methods-design-a-study-protocol
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Andre Klussmann, Falk Liebers, Felix Brandstädt, Marianne Schust, Patrick Serafin, Andreas Schäfer, Hansjürgen Gebhardt, Bernd Hartmann, Ulf Steinberg
INTRODUCTION: The impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders is considerable. The assessment of work tasks with physical workloads is crucial to estimate the work-related health risks of exposed employees. Three key indicator methods are available for risk assessment regarding manual lifting, holding and carrying of loads; manual pulling and pushing of loads; and manual handling operations. Three further KIMs for risk assessment regarding whole-body forces, awkward body postures and body movement have been developed de novo...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
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