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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922268/early-exercise-in-critically-ill-youth-and-children-a-preliminary-evaluation-the-weecycle-pilot-trial
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Karen Choong, Saif Awladthani, Adeeb Khawaji, Heather Clark, Asm Borhan, Ji Cheng, Sam Laskey, Charmaine Neu, Aimee Sarti, Lehana Thabane, Brian W Timmons, Katina Zheng, Samah Al-Harbi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of conducting a full trial evaluating the efficacy of early mobilization using in-bed cycling as an adjunct to physiotherapy, on functional outcomes in critically ill children. DESIGN: Single center, pilot, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Twelve-bed tertiary care, medical-surgical PICU at McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada. PATIENTS: Children 3-17 years old who were limited to bed-rest with an expected PICU stay of at least 48 hours...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919630/deep-vein-thrombosis-in-a-post-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-patient-successful-conservative-management
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S H Sarker, A K Miraj, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
Deep vein thrombosis is an alarming medical emergency. Deep vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein predominantly in the legs. Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting deep vein thrombosis is a very rare medical condition relatively in Asian. Approximately 80% of deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) is clinically asymptomatic, 20% of those that actually demonstrate signs and symptoms can be easily confused with symptoms of other commonly presenting musculoskeletal disorders...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915892/modelling-the-impact-of-the-long-term-use-of-insecticide-treated-bed-nets-on-anopheles-mosquito-biting-time
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Claudia P Ferreira, Silas P Lyra, Franciane Azevedo, David Greenhalgh, Eduardo Massad
BACKGROUND: Evidence of changing in biting and resting behaviour of the main malaria vectors has been mounting up in recent years as a result of selective pressure by the widespread and long-term use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), and indoor residual spraying. The impact of resistance behaviour on malaria intervention efficacy has important implications for the epidemiology and malaria control programmes. In this context, a theoretical framework is presented to understand the mechanisms determining the evolution of feeding behaviour under the pressure of use of ITNs...
September 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913934/the-incidence-of-sarcopenia-among-hospitalized-older-patients-results-from-the-glisten-study
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Anna Maria Martone, Lara Bianchi, Pasquale Abete, Giuseppe Bellelli, Mario Bo, Antonio Cherubini, Francesco Corica, Mauro Di Bari, Marcello Maggio, Giovanna Maria Manca, Emanuele Marzetti, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Andrea Rossi, Stefano Volpato, Francesco Landi
BACKGROUND: New evidence is emerging on the importance of lean body mass during periods of illness and recovery. The preservation of lean body mass during such periods of intense stress impacts both patient and treatment outcomes. However, data concerning the incidence of sarcopenia among older people during hospitalization are scarce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the development of sarcopenia in a sample of hospitalized older subjects. METHODS: We used data of 394 participants from the multicentre Italian Study conducted by the Gruppo Lavoro Italiano Sarcopenia-Trattamento e Nutrizione (GLISTEN) in 12 Acute Care Wards (Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) of University Hospitals across Italy...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913583/economic-assessment-of-conventional-and-conservation-tillage-practices-in-different-wheat-based-cropping-systems-of-punjab-pakistan
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Muhammad Shahzad, Mubshar Hussain, Muhammad Farooq, Shahid Farooq, Khawar Jabran, Ahmad Nawaz
Wheat productivity and profitability is low under conventional tillage systems as they increase the production cost, soil compaction, and the weed infestation. Conservation tillage could be a pragmatic option to sustain the wheat productivity and enhance the profitability on long term basis. This study was aimed to evaluate the economics of different wheat-based cropping systems viz. fallow-wheat, rice-wheat, cotton-wheat, mung bean-wheat, and sorghum-wheat, with zero tillage, conventional tillage, deep tillage, bed sowing (60/30 cm beds and four rows), and bed sowing (90/45 cm beds and six rows)...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906383/comparing-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-spondylolisthesis-a-strobe-compliant-observational-study
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Dapeng Zhang, Keya Mao, Xiaojun Qiang
Although spondylolisthesis was traditionally treated with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) was recently proposed as an alternative treatment for spondylolisthesis. However, no studies have focused on the comparison of these 2 techniques' outcome on spondylolisthesis.The operative reports and perioperative data of patients who underwent single-level primary open PLIF (n = 29) and MIS-TLIF (n = 26) for I/II spondylolisthesis were retrospectively evaluated...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903168/-sharing-bacterial-microbiota-between-owners-and-their-pets-dogs-cats
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Jan Wipler, Zuzana Čermáková, Tomáš Hanzálek, Hana Horáková, Helena Žemličková
INTRODUCTION: The microbiological aspect of a relationship between pets (dogs/cats) and their owners is mainly concerned with the incidence of shared bacterial species, in particular potential pathogens. Given the great popularity of sharing homes with pets (dogs/cats) in the Czech Republic, there is an increased possibility of communication between microbiota of the two macroorganisms (pet and owner). The aim of the study was to determine the biodiversity of shared bacteria and possibility of exchange of genes of resistance to antimicrobial agents between potential pathogens based on the close relationship between pets and humans...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878452/the-effects-of-spinal-support-device-on-pain-and-extensibility-of-the-hamstrings-in-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain
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Eun Tae Jeon, Jin-Hwa Jung, Jong Hoon Moon, Kyoung-Sim Jung, Young Sik Won, Sung-Jin Kim, Suk-Chan Hahm, Hwi-Young Cho
[Purpose] The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of spinal support device (SSD) on pain and hamstring extensibility in patients with non-specific low back pain (NSLBP). [Subjects and Methods] 20 patients with NSLBP were recruited and randomly assigned to either the SSD group or the control group. In the SSD group, SSD was applied; in the control group, bed rest in supine position was performed. Both groups underwent treatment 20 min/day, 3 times a week, for a duration of 4 weeks. To assess the hamstring extensibility, sit and reach test (SRT) was performed...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870354/the-effect-of-dogs-on-human-sleep-in-the-home-sleep-environment
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Salma I Patel, Bernie W Miller, Heidi E Kosiorek, James M Parish, Philip J Lyng, Lois E Krahn
OBJECTIVE: To objectively assess whether a dog in the bedroom or bed disturbs sleep. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: From August 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, we evaluated the sleep of humans and dogs occupying the same bedroom to determine whether this arrangement was conducive to sleep. The study included 40 healthy adults without sleep disorders and their dogs (no dogs <6 months old). Each participant wore an accelerometer and their dog a validated dog accelerometer for 7 nights...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860415/t2-relaxation-time-increases-in-lumbar-intervertebral-discs-after-21d-head-down-tilt-bed-rest
#10
T Koy, B Ganse, J Zange, J Rittweger, R Pohle-Fröhlich, P Fings-Meuthen, B Johannes, D Felsenberg, P Eysel, P M Bansmann, D L Belavý
OBJECTIVES: Spaceflight back pain and intervertebral disc (IVD) herniations cause problems in astronauts. Purpose of this study was to assess changes in T2-relaxation-time through MRI measurements before and after head-down tilt bed-rest, a spaceflight analog. METHODS: 8 men participated in the bed-rest study. Subjects remained in 6° head down tilt bed-rest in two campaigns of 21 days, and received a nutritional intervention (potassium bicarbonate 90 mmol/d) in a cross-over design...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857968/risk-factors-and-management-of-incidental-durotomy-in-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery
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Frederik Enders, Amelie Ackemann, Simon Müller, Karl Kiening, Berk Orakcioglu
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study analysis. OBJECTIVE: In this retrospective study we evaluated risk factors for incidental durotomy and its impact on the postoperative course. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Lumbar interbody fusion (LIF) is increasingly applied for the treatment of degenerative instability. A known complication is incidental durotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 541 patients who underwent primary LIF surgery between 2005 and 2015 was analyzed...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855582/altered-cross-talk-between-the-hypothalamus-and-non-homeostatic-regions-linked-to-obesity-and-difficulty-to-lose-weight
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Oren Contreras-Rodríguez, Raquel Vilar-López, Zane B Andrews, Juan F Navas, Carles Soriano-Mas, Antonio Verdejo-García
Interactions between the hypothalamus and non-homeostatic regions may contribute to explain the difficulty to lose weight in obesity, an assumption never tested in human longitudinal studies. We investigated whether the functional connectivity between the medial and lateral hypothalamus (MH and LH) and corticostriatal regions differs between individuals with excess weight (n = 42) and normal weight (n = 39) using a seed-based resting-state approach. In addition, we examined the longitudinal association between functional connectivity and weight loss in a 3-month follow-up diet...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854719/techniques-used-for-iui-is-it-time-for-a-change
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L Lemmens, S Kos, C Beijer, D D M Braat, W L D M Nelen, A M M Wetzels
STUDY QUESTION: Are the guidelines for the technical aspects of IUI (WHO, 2010) still in accordance with the current literature? SUMMARY ANSWER: In general, the laboratory guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) are a suitable protocol, although the evidence is not always conclusive and some changes are advisable. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Lack of standardization of the technical procedures required for IUI might result in inter-laboratory variation in pregnancy rates...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853532/-notes-from-a-six-months-volunteer-mission-as-medical-staff-in-a-district-hospital-in-uganda
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Reut Harel, Eitan Miron, Ronen Stoff, Yahel Segal
In December 2014 my husband and I flew for a stay of six months in Uganda. We went there in order to volunteer in the district hospital of Kiboga, one of the most impoverished districts of this poverty stricken country. A district in which over 60% of the population lives off less than a dollar and twenty five cents a day, in which the average life expectancy is 46.7 years (9.1 years lower than the national average expectancy). Kiboga's district hospital serves the 300,000 residents of the district, of whom 20,000 live in the district capital, while the rest are mainly farmers and cattle keepers, scattered in small villages that have limited and weather-dependent access...
August 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839952/a-case-of-real-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiologic-abnormality-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-cord-concussion
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Hiroki Nagasawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kazuhiko Omori, Youichi Yanagawa
INTRODUCTION: Real spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 13-year-old girl whose body was overturned anteriorly after crashing her bicycle into a curb. Following the accident, in which her neck and upper back hit the ground, she could not move due to paralysis. On arrival, she had paresis of the bilateral upper extremities and experienced a painful sensation when her upper extremities were touched...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835269/insecticide-resistance-status-of-three-malaria-vectors-anopheles-gambiae-s-l-an-funestus-and-an-mascarensis-from-the-south-central-and-east-coasts-of-madagascar
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Jean-Desire Rakotoson, Christen M Fornadel, Allison Belemvire, Laura C Norris, Kristen George, Angela Caranci, Bradford Lucas, Dereje Dengela
BACKGROUND: Insecticide-based vector control, which comprises use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), is the key method to malaria control in Madagascar. However, its effectiveness is threatened as vectors become resistant to insecticides. This study investigated the resistance status of malaria vectors in Madagascar to various insecticides recommended for use in ITNs and/or IRS. METHODS: WHO tube and CDC bottle bioassays were performed on populations of Anopheles gambiae (s...
August 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834877/first-venous-thromboembolism-and-hormonal-contraceptives-in-young-french-women
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Justine Hugon-Rodin, Marie-Hélène Horellou, Jacqueline Conard, Claire Flaujac, Anne Gompel, Geneviève Plu-Bureau
Information on the clinical and biological characteristics of combined hormonal contraceptives (CHC) users experiencing a venous thromboembolism (VTE) event is scarce. Better knowledge of factors determining the VTE risk in CHC users could help identify women at high risk.Data were obtained from a large cohort of consecutive women with the first documented VTE event. Cross-sectional analysis of clinical and biological characteristics of the women was performed.Of the 3009 women with the first VTE included, 31% were nonusers and 69% CHC users at time of VTE...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826410/altered-functional-connectivity-of-the-subthalamus-and-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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M Cano, P Alonso, I Martínez-Zalacaín, M Subirà, E Real, C Segalàs, J Pujol, N Cardoner, J M Menchón, C Soriano-Mas
BACKGROUND: The assessment of inter-regional functional connectivity (FC) has allowed for the description of the putative mechanism of action of treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the nucleus accumbens in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Nevertheless, the possible FC alterations of other clinically-effective DBS targets have not been explored. Here we evaluated the FC patterns of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) in patients with OCD, as well as their association with symptom severity...
August 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821629/effects-of-spaceflight-on-the-muscles-of-the-murine-shoulder
#19
Hua Shen, Chanteak Lim, Andrea G Schwartz, Alexander Andreev-Andrievskiy, Alix C Deymier, Stavros Thomopoulos
Mechanical loading is necessary for the development and maintenance of the musculoskeletal system. Removal of loading via microgravity, paralysis, or bed rest leads to rapid loss of muscle mass and function; however, the molecular mechanisms that lead to these changes are largely unknown, particularly for the spaceflight (SF) microgravity environment. Furthermore, few studies have explored these effects on the shoulder, a dynamically stabilized joint with a large range of motion; therefore, we examined the effects of microgravity on mouse shoulder muscles for the 15-d Space Transportation System (STS)-131, 13-d STS-135, and 30-d Bion-M1 missions...
August 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820722/house-structure-is-associated-with-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-in-a-low-transmission-setting-in-southern-zambia
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Matthew M Ippolito, Kelly M Searle, Harry Hamapumbu, Timothy M Shields, Jennifer C Stevenson, Philip E Thuma, William J Moss, For The Southern Africa International Center Of Excellence For Malaria Research
House structure may influence the risk of malaria by affecting mosquito entry and indoor resting. Identification of construction features associated with protective benefits could inform vector control approaches, even in low-transmission settings. We examined the association between house structure and malaria prevalence in a cross-sectional analysis of 2,788 children and adults residing in 866 houses in a low-transmission area of Southern Province, Zambia, over the period 2008-2012. Houses were categorized according to wall (brick/cement block or mud/grass) and roof (metal or grass) material...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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