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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741976/fampridine-response-in-ms-patients-with-gait-impairment-in-a-real-world-setting-need-for-new-response-criteria
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Francisco Alejandro Rodriguez-Leal, Rocco Haase, Katja Thomas, Judith Christina Eisele, Undine Proschmann, Thorsten Schultheiss, Raimar Kern, Tjalf Ziemssen
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this real-world study was to describe the response to fampridine and changes of gait parameters in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients' walking disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 4-7) after treatment with fampridine for 2 weeks as recommended by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and compare it with the overall physician's judgement. METHODS: A total of 211 adult MS patients were analyzed using a multimodal gait assessment including the timed 25-foot walk test (T25FW), 2-minute walking test (2-MWT), 12-item Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale (MSWS-12), the GAITRite electronic walkway system, and the patients' clinical global impression (CGI)...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740672/effectiveness-of-perioperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-thoracic-surgery
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Attila Vagvolgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Maria Kerti, Paul Vadasz, Janos Varga
BACKGROUND: Functional condition is crucial for operability of patients with lung cancer and/or chronic respiratory diseases. The aim of the study was to measure changes of functional and quality of life parameters in terms of the effectiveness of perioperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). METHODS: A total of 208 COPD patients (age: 63±9 years, man/woman: 114/94, FEV1: 62±14%pred) participated in a perioperative PR program. The indication was primary lung cancer in 72% of the patients...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740630/safety-and-effect-of-high-dose-allopurinol-in-patients-with-severe-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Mohammad Mostafa Ansari-Ramandi, Majid Maleki, Azin Alizadehasl, Ahmad Amin, Sepideh Taghavi, Mohammad Javad Alemzadeh-Ansari, Ali Kazem Moussavi, Nasim Naderi
Introduction: Allopurinol used in the treatment of gout has been shown to improve the vascular endothelial dysfunction and reduce the dysfunction of the failing heart. This study was done to evaluate the effect and safety of allopurinol in non-hyperuricemic patients with chronic severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Methods: In this study, 35 consecutive cases of non-hyperuricemic patients with chronic heart failure who had severe LV systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction of less than 35%) and were on optimal guideline directed medical therapies for at least 3 months were included...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738386/exercise-capacity-impairment-can-predict-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-liver-transplantation
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Clarissa Bentes de Araújo Magalhães, Ingrid Correia Nogueira, Liegina Silveira Marinho, Elizabeth F Daher, José Huygens P Garcia, Cyntia F G Viana, Pedro Felipe Carvalhedo de Bruin, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira
BACKGROUND: Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) are common after liver transplantation (LT) and contribute significantly to the related morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to determine the incidence of PRCs after LT and the value of simple exercise capacity measures as independent predictors of PRCs. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of consecutive adults submitted to LT at a University Hospital in Fortaleza Brazil from March 2013 to March 2015...
July 22, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736563/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-6-minute-walk-distance-in-african-americans-with-mild-to-moderate-heart-failure
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Karen M Vuckovic, Houry Puzantian
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The 6-minute walk test is a measure of functional capacity in patients with heart failure (HF) or chronic kidney disease (CKD). The association between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) has not been investigated in African-Americans (AA), despite them having a higher incidence of CKD and chronic HF. Thus, our aim was to determine if eGFR was an independent predictor of 6MWD in AA >50 years of age with HF. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we examined the relationship between eGFR and 6MWD in 45 AA patients with HF from an urban outpatient HF clinic, using logistic regression with bootstrapping...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735720/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-examine-the-impact-of-aquatic-exercise-training-on-functional-capacity-balance-and-perceptions-of-fatigue-in-female-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Mehdi Kargarfard, Ardalan Shariat, Lee Ingle, Joshua A Cleland, Mina Kargarfard
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of 8-weeks aquatic exercise training program on functional capacity, balance, and perceptions of fatigue in women with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: A randomized controlled design. SETTING: Referral center of a multiple sclerosis society. PARTICIPANTS: Women (age: 36.4 ±8.2) diagnosed with relapsing-remitting (RR-type) MS. After undergoing baseline testing by a neurologist, participants were allocated to either an intervention (aquatic training program) or a control group...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734576/predictive-validity-analysis-of-six-reference-equations-for-the-6-minute-walk-test-in-healthy-brazilian-men-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alexandher Negreiros, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Rosane Andrea Bretas Bernardes, Mônica Vasconcelos de Moraes, Raquel Simoni Pires, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is an important tool for evaluating functional capacity and exercise tolerance. The reference equations for the 6MWT in healthy subjects were established on the basis of American and European populations, but reference equations have been proposed with different variables for the Brazilian population. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the predictive validity of six reference equations for the six-minute walking distance (6MWD) in healthy adult men...
July 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733270/evaluating-a-web-based-coaching-program-using-electronic-health-records-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-china-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lan Wang, Lin He, Yanxia Tao, Li Sun, Hong Zheng, Yashu Zheng, Yuehao Shen, Suyan Liu, Yue Zhao, Yaogang Wang
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and it continues to increase in developing countries. The World Health Organization expects COPD to be the third most common cause of death in the world by 2020. Effective and continuous postdischarge care can help patients to maintain good health. The use of electronic health records (EHRs) as an element of community health care is new technology in China. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a Web-based coaching program using EHRs for physical function and health-related quality of life for patients with COPD in China...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732757/multimodal-exercise-training-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-persons-with-substantial-mobility-disability
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Brian M Sandroff, Rachel E Bollaert, Lara A Pilutti, Melissa L Peterson, Tracy Baynard, Bo Fernhall, Edward McAuley, Robert W Motl
BACKGROUND: Mobility disability is a common, debilitating feature of multiple sclerosis (MS). Exercise training has been identified as an approach to improve MS-related mobility disability. However, exercise randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on mobility in MS have generally not selectively targeted those with the onset of irreversible mobility disability. OBJECTIVES: The current multi-site RCT compared the efficacy of 6-months of supervised, multimodal exercise training with an active control condition for improving mobility, gait, physical fitness, and cognitive outcomes in persons with substantial MS-related mobility disability...
July 18, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728956/ataluren-in-patients-with-nonsense-mutation-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-act-dmd-a-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Craig M McDonald, Craig Campbell, Ricardo Erazo Torricelli, Richard S Finkel, Kevin M Flanigan, Nathalie Goemans, Peter Heydemann, Anna Kaminska, Janbernd Kirschner, Francesco Muntoni, Andrés Nascimento Osorio, Ulrike Schara, Thomas Sejersen, Perry B Shieh, H Lee Sweeney, Haluk Topaloglu, Már Tulinius, Juan J Vilchez, Thomas Voit, Brenda Wong, Gary Elfring, Hans Kroger, Xiaohui Luo, Joseph McIntosh, Tuyen Ong, Peter Riebling, Marcio Souza, Robert J Spiegel, Stuart W Peltz, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe, progressive, and rare neuromuscular, X-linked recessive disease. Dystrophin deficiency is the underlying cause of disease; therefore, mutation-specific therapies aimed at restoring dystrophin protein production are being explored. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of ataluren in ambulatory boys with nonsense mutation DMD. METHODS: We did this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial at 54 sites in 18 countries located in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America...
July 17, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727669/differential-pulmonary-rehabilitation-outcomes-in-patients-with-and-without-copd-role-of-gender
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Lam-Phuong Nguyen, Emily Beck, Katherine Cayetano, Chin-Shang Li, Kimberly Hardin
PURPOSE: Individuals with all forms of pulmonary disease are referred for pulmonary rehabilitation. This study examines pulmonary rehabilitation outcomes between individuals with chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and non-COPD disease and the impact of gender. METHODS: This is a retrospective study at a tertiary center. The primary endpoint was the difference in 6-min walk test distance. Secondary measurements included treadmill and NuStep minutes; biceps curls and front arm raises load; quality of life measured by the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire; and University of California San Diego-Shortness of Breath Questionnaire (UCSD-SOBQ) scores...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723759/determining-the-relationship-of-kinesiophobia-with-respiratory-functions-and-functional-capacity-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Göktuğ Er, Ender AngIn
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a common inflammatory rheumatic disease that affects the axial skeleton, causes inflammatory lower back pain, and structural and functional disorders, which affect quality of life negatively.The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of kinesiophobia in AS on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and functional performance.Thirty-one individuals with AS (n = 19 male, n = 12 female) who were suitable on the basis of the Modified New York (MNY) criteria were included in the study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718297/determination-of-aerobic-capacity-via-cycle-ergometer-exercise-testing-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ulf G Bronas, Dereck Salisbury, Kaitlin Kelly, Arthur Leon, Lisa Chow, Fang Yu
BACKGROUND: Older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be unable to perform treadmill testing due to balance issues. We investigated whether older adults with AD could successfully complete a peak cycle ergometer test. METHODS: Peak oxygen consumption (peak [Formula: see text]) assessed via a cycle ergometer test in 44 participants with AD (age 78.4 ± 6.8). Physical function was assessed via the incremental shuttle walk, 6-minute walk, and the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697504/effects-of-a-training-program-involving-body-cooling-on-physical-and-cognitive-capacities-and-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Benoit Gonzales, Gilles Chopard, Benjamin Charry, Eric Berger, Julien Tripard, Eloi Magnin, Alain Groslambert
OBJECTIVE: Two methods using exercise and body cooling could influence the well-being of patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). The aim of this study was to determine whether wearing a cooling vest during a physical training program could increase the cognitive and physical capacities and quality of life in PwMS. METHODS: Eighteen PwMS (49.6 ± 8 years; Expanded Disability Status Score 5.0 ± 1.0) were randomly assigned to a cooling or control group. PwMS underwent a 7-week physical training program...
July 12, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684215/design-of-wearable-and-wireless-multi-parameter-monitoring-system-for-evaluating-cardiopulmonary-function
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Shih-Hong Li, Bor-Shing Lin, Chen-An Wang, Cheng-Ta Yang, Bor-Shyh Lin
The 6-minute walking test (6MWT) is the test most commonly used to evaluate cardiopulmonary function in patients with respiratory or heart disease. However, there was previously no integrated monitoring system available to simultaneously record both the real-time cardiopulmonary physiological parameters and the walking information (i.e., walking distance, speed, and acceleration) during the 6MWT. In this study, then, a wearable and wireless multi-parameter monitoring system was proposed to simultaneously monitor oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rhythm, and the walking information during the 6MWT...
July 3, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680567/the-safety-and-tolerability-of-inhaled-treprostinil-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Abubakr A Bajwa, Adil Shujaat, Minal Patel, Colleen Thomas, Franck Rahaghi, Charles D Burger
The primary aim was to explore the safety and tolerability of inhaled treprostinil when used in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) with concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients with a diagnosis of pre-capillary PH (defined as pulmonary artery mean pressure of ≥ 25 mmHg and pulmonary artery wedge pressure or left ventricular end diastolic pressure of ≤ 15 mmHg) who were being initiated on inhaled treprostinil and had concomitant COPD (defined as FEV1/FVC ratio ≤ 70% with FEV1 ≥ 40% predicted) were considered for inclusion in this pilot study...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675070/validity-of-heart-rate-measurements-by-the-garmin-forerunner-225-at-different-walking-intensities
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Jomme Claes, Roselien Buys, Andrea Avila, Dewar Finlay, Alan Kennedy, Daniel Guldenring, Werner Budts, Véronique Cornelissen
The accuracy of wrist worn heart rate monitors based on photoplethysmography (PPG) is not fully clinically accepted. Therefore, we aimed to validate heart rate measurements of a commercially available PPG heart rate monitor, i.e. the Garmin Forerunner(®) 225. Twelve healthy volunteers (six women; mean age: 28 years) performed a treadmill protocol consisting of: five minutes sitting, five minutes standing, 10 minutes walking at 4 km/h, 10 minutes walking at a gradient of 5% and intensity of 4-6 metabolic equivalents (METs), 10 minutes walking at a gradient of 8% and intensity of seven METs or more...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674629/morbidity-outcomes-after-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Andreas Auensen, Amjad Iqbal Hussain, Bjørn Bendz, Lars Aaberge, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Marte Meyer Walle-Hansen, Jorun Bye, Johanna Andreassen, Jan Otto Beitnes, Kjell Arne Rein, Kjell Ingar Pettersen, Lars Gullestad
OBJECTIVE: In patients with mild to moderate operative risk, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is still the preferred treatment for patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). Aiming to broaden the knowledge of postsurgical outcomes, this study reports a broad set of morbidity outcomes following surgical intervention. METHODS: Our cohort comprised 442 patients referred for severe AS; 351 had undergone SAVR, with the remainder (91) not operated on...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674350/depression-is-significantly-associated-with-the-health-status-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Toshiaki Matsuda, Hiroyuki Taniguchi, Masahiko Ando, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka, Koichi Nishimura, Osamu Nishiyama, Koji Sakamoto, Yoshinori Hasegawa
Objective Depression is reported to be relatively common in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. Thus far, however, whether or not depression independently determines the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has not been evaluated exclusively in IPF patients. We designed this study to identify independent determinants of the St. George' s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) score among various factors, including a depression scale, in IPF patients. Methods We retrospectively analyzed consecutive subjects with IPF who completed a systematic evaluation including pulmonary function tests, PaO2 at rest, 6-minute walk test (6MWT), SGRQ, Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671932/associations-of-exercise-tolerance-with-hemodynamic-parameters-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-for-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yasunori Tsuboi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ryo Nishio, Takuma Sawa, Daisuke Terashita, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Seimi Satomi-Kobayashi, Yoshitada Sakai, Noriaki Emoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata
PURPOSE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are the main subgroups of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Despite differences in their etiologies, both diseases are characterized by vascular remodeling, resulting in progressive right heart failure. Noninvasive periodic evaluation of exercise tolerance has become increasingly important. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and a 6-minute walk test (6MWT) are now both recommended for evaluating exercise tolerance, but there is insufficient knowledge about possible differences in the associations of exercise tolerance with right heart catheterization (RHC) data for patients with PAH and CTEPH...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
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