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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741202/a-user-centred-approach-to-developing-bwell-a-mobile-app-for-arm-and-shoulder-exercises-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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Helena Harder, Patrick Holroyd, Lynn Burkinshaw, Phil Watten, Charles Zammit, Peter R Harris, Anna Good, Val Jenkins
PURPOSE: The study aim was to develop a mobile application (app) supported by user preferences to optimise self-management of arm and shoulder exercises for upper-limb dysfunction (ULD) after breast cancer treatment. METHODS: Focus groups with breast cancer patients were held to identify user needs and requirements. Behaviour change techniques were explored by researchers and discussed during the focus groups. Concepts for content were identified by thematic analysis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739558/design-of-mobile-health-tools-to-promote-goal-achievement-in-self-management-tasks
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Brad Edward Dicianno, Geoffrey Henderson, Bambang Parmanto
BACKGROUND: Goal-setting within rehabilitation is a common practice ultimately geared toward helping patients make functional progress. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to (1) qualitatively analyze data from a wellness program for patients with spina bifida (SB) and spinal cord injury (SCI) in order to generate software requirements for a goal-setting module to support their complex goal-setting routines, (2) design a prototype of a goal-setting module within an existing mobile health (mHealth) system, and (3) identify what educational content might be necessary to integrate into the system...
July 24, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739343/inhibition-of-cell-apoptosis-and-amelioration-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-thrombomodulin
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Kentaro Fujiwara, Tetsu Kobayashi, Hajime Fujimoto, Hiroki Nakahara, Corina N D'Alessandro-Gabazza, Josephine A Hinneh, Yoshinori Takahashi, Taro Yasuma, Kota Nishihama, Masaaki Toda, Masahiro Kajiki, Yoshiyuki Takei, Osamu Taguchi, Esteban C Gabazza
Pulmonary fibrosis is the terminal stage of a group of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, of which idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most frequent and fatal form. Recent studies have shown that recombinant human thrombomodulin improves exacerbation and clinical outcome of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but the mechanism remains unknown. This study evaluated the mechanistic pathways of the inhibitory activity of recombinant human thrombomodulin in pulmonary fibrosis. Transgenic mice overexpressing human transforming growth factor β1 that develop spontaneously pulmonary fibrosis and wild-type mice treated with bleomycin were used as model of lung fibrosis...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737355/-the-silent-disappearance-of-padhue-doctors-the-end-of-a-state-injustice-or-a-new-form-of-exclusion
#4
Alice Desclaux
Up until recently in France, physicians who obtained their degrees outside the European Union had a specifically disadvantaged status, that was supposed to be eliminated by the end of 2016. Until that date, a selective qualification process authorized foreign physicians to “full practice”. The deadline has been postponed to 2017 to resolve the complicated situations of certain doctors and to avoid tensions in hospital wards. These developments raise questions about the working conditions and motivations for migration of foreign medical doctors, particularly African doctors, who participate in the French healthcare system, and the obstacles to their integration...
July 10, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733130/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-effects-of-a-progressive-exercise-program-on-the-range-of-motion-and-upper-extremity-grip-strength-in-young-adults-with-breast-cancer
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Marize Ibrahim, Thierry Muanza, Nadia Smirnow, Warren Sateren, Beatrice Fournier, Petr Kavan, Michael Palumbo, Richard Dalfen, Mary-Ann Dalzell
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of breast cancer in young women (aged 18-45 years) has been increasing. Women are commonly left coping with treatment-related disabilities of the upper limb that can persist for > 2 years postoperatively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 young breast cancer patients (29 in the intervention group and 30 in the control group) participated in a pilot prospective randomized controlled trial to determine whether a 12-week postradiation exercise program would improve long-term arm mobility, pain, and handgrip strength...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
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/28729234/mobile-phone-supported-physiotherapy-for-frozen-shoulder-feasibility-assessment-based-on-a-usability-study
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Thomas Stütz, Gerlinde Emsenhuber, Daniela Huber, Michael Domhardt, Martin Tiefengrabner, Gertie Janneke Oostingh, Ulrike Fötschl, Nicholas Matis, Simon Ginzinger
BACKGROUND: Patients with frozen shoulder show limited shoulder mobility often accompanied by pain. Common treatment methods include physiotherapy, pain medication, administration of corticosteroids, and surgical capsulotomy. Frozen shoulder often lasts from months to years and mostly affects persons in the age group of 40 to 70 years. It severely reduces the quality of life and the ability to work. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a mobile health (mHealth) intervention that supports patients affected by "stage two" frozen shoulder...
July 20, 2017: JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726483/understanding-the-context-of-novel-interventions-for-self-injurious-thoughts-and-behaviors-a-reply-to-nielsen-et-al
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Joseph C Franklin, Kathryn R Fox, Jessica D Ribeiro, Matthew K Nock
In this response to the commentary by Nielsen, Kirtley, & Townsend (in press), the authors note several points of agreement related to further testing of therapeutic evaluative conditioning (TEC) for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs), navigating logistical and ethical issues surrounding mobile interventions, and integrating such interventions into traditional practice. They also note a common mission held by Nielsen et al., themselves, and the SITB research community more broadly: the large-scale reduction of SITBs...
August 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726403/molecular-mobility-of-an-amorphous-chiral-pharmaceutical-compound-impact-of-chirality-and-chemical-purity
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Quentin Viel, Laurent Delbreilh, Gérard Coquerel, Samuel Petit, Eric Dargent
A dielectric relaxation spectroscopy (DRS) study was performed to investigate the molecular mobility of amorphous chiral diprophylline (DPL). For this purpose, both racemic DPL and a single enantiomer of DPL were considered. After fast cooling from the melt at very low temperature (-140 °C), progressive heating below and above the glass transition (Tg ≈ 37 °C) induces two secondary relaxations (γ- and δ-) and primary relaxations (α-) for both enantiomeric compositions. After chemical purification of our samples by means of cooling recrystallization, no γ- process could be detected by DRS...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724748/depressed-synaptic-transmission-and-reduced-vesicle-release-sites-in-huntington-s-disease-neuromuscular-junctions
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Ahmad Khedraki, Eric J Reed, Shannon H Romer, Qingbo Wang, William Romine, Mark M Rich, Robert J Talmadge, Andrew A Voss
Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive and fatal degenerative disorder that results in debilitating cognitive and motor dysfunction. Most HD studies have focused on degeneration of the central nervous system. We previously discovered that skeletal muscle from transgenic R6/2 HD mice is hyperexcitable due to decreased chloride and potassium conductances. The progressive and early onset of these defects suggest a primary myopathy in HD. In this study, we examined the relationship between neuromuscular transmission and skeletal muscle hyperexcitability...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723854/use-of-colorectal-cancer-screening-among-people-with-mobility-disability
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Miriam Gofine, Thelma J Mielenz, Sowmya Vasan, Benjamin Lebwohl
GOALS: We aimed to assess use of colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) as per United States Preventive Task Force guidelines among people with mobility disability using a nationally representative data set. BACKGROUND: Individuals with mobility disability have decreased access to health care services, but the impact of mobility disability on CRCS has not been investigated. STUDY: Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey were used to estimate sociodemographic characteristics of adults with mobility disability, prevalence of CRCS, and odds of CRCS given mobility disability among Americans aged 50 to 75...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722346/progress-of-large-scale-synthesis-and-electronic-device-application-of-two-dimensional-transition-metal-dichalcogenides
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REVIEW
Xiongfei Song, Zhongxun Guo, Qiaochu Zhang, Peng Zhou, Wenzhong Bao, David Wei Zhang
The recent exploration of semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) with atomic thickness has taken both the scientific and technological communities by storm. Extensively investigated TMD that are accessible by large-scale synthetic methods materials are remarkably stable, such as MoS2 and WSe2 . They allow superior gate control due to their 2D nature and favorable electronic transport properties, thus suggesting a bright future for digital and RF electronics. In this review, the latest developments in the controlled synthesis of large scale TMDs are firstly introduced by discussing various approaches...
July 19, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720961/valorizing-guava-psidium-guajava-l-seeds-through-germination-induced-carbohydrate-changes
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Cheng Xian Ling, Ying Ping Chang
Guava seeds are produced as a waste product by the guava processing industry. Their high carbohydrate contents may suit the carbohydrate needs of the feed sector but their high dietary fiber content limits their feed value. The feed values of fruit seeds can be improved through germination, which involves the mobilization of nutrients through seed enzymes and alters the seed carbohydrate composition. The changes of selected carbohydrates in guava (Psidium guajava L.) seeds brought by germination to those in red bean (Vigna angularis) and winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720557/comparing-mobile-health-strategies-to-improve-medication-adherence-for-veterans-with-coronary-heart-disease-mobile4meds-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-study
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Linda G Park, Eileen G Collins, Janet K Shim, Mary A Whooley
BACKGROUND: Adherence to antiplatelet medications is critical to prevent life threatening complications (ie, stent thrombosis) after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), yet rates of nonadherence range from 21-57% by 12 months. Mobile interventions delivered via text messaging or mobile apps represent a practical and inexpensive strategy to promote behavior change and enhance medication adherence. OBJECTIVE: The Mobile4Meds study seeks to determine whether text messaging or a mobile app, compared with an educational website control provided to all Veterans, can improve adherence to antiplatelet therapy among patients following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or PCI...
July 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720427/the-challenges-and-promise-of-targeting-the-liver-x-receptors-for-treatment-of-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Michael B Fessler
The Liver X Receptors (LXRs) are oxysterol-activated transcription factors that upregulate a suite of genes that together promote coordinated mobilization of excess cholesterol from cells and from the body. The LXRs, like other nuclear receptors, are anti-inflammatory, inhibiting signal-dependent induction of pro-inflammatory genes by nuclear factor-κB, activating protein-1, and other transcription factors. Synthetic LXR agonists have been shown to ameliorate atherosclerosis and a wide range of inflammatory disorders in preclinical animal models...
July 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717013/mechanisms-of-carbon-dioxide-acquisition-and-co2-sensing-in-marine-diatoms-a-gateway-to-carbon-metabolism
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REVIEW
Yusuke Matsuda, Brian M Hopkinson, Kensuke Nakajima, Christopher L Dupont, Yoshinori Tsuji
Diatoms are one of the most successful marine eukaryotic algal groups, responsible for up to 20% of the annual global CO2 fixation. The evolution of a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) allowed diatoms to overcome a number of serious constraints on photosynthesis in the marine environment, particularly low [CO2]aq in seawater relative to concentrations required by the CO2 fixing enzyme, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RubisCO), which is partly due to the slow diffusion rate of CO2 in water and a limited CO2 formation rate from [Formula: see text] in seawater...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716604/endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-and-preeclampsia-findings-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Armin Attar, Ahmad Monabati, Mohammad-Ebrahim Parsanezhad
Vascular remodeling is an essential component of gestation. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in the regulation of vascular homeostasis. The results of studies measuring the number of EPCs in normal pregnancies and in preeclampsia have been highly controversial or even contradictory because of some variations in technical issues and different methodologies enumerating three distinct subsets of EPCs: circulating angiogenic cells (CAC), colony forming unit endothelial cells (CFU-ECs), and endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715241/presentation-and-management-of-arthrofibrosis-of-the-knee-a-case-report
#18
Sara A Scholtes, Lynnette Khoo-Summers, Katherine J Damico
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Arthrofibrosis is a debilitating condition that results in pain, decreased range of motion, and decreased function. Although surgical management of arthrofibrosis has been well described in the literature, rehabilitation of the arthrofibrotic knee is less well described. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 28-year-old female presented with swelling, pain, and decreased strength, range of motion, patellar mobility, and function following an exploratory arthroscopy of her left knee...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714342/a-multicentre-study-of-how-goal-setting-is-practised-during-inpatient-stroke-rehabilitation
#19
Sarah Plant, Sarah F Tyson
OBJECTIVE: To describe goal-setting during inpatient stroke rehabilitation. DESIGN: There were two stages: an electronic questionnaire for multidisciplinary teams and an analysis of goal-setting documentation for rehabilitation patients. SETTING: Five inpatient stroke units. PARTICIPANTS: Staff involved in goal-setting and patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation. RESULTS: A total of 13 therapists and 49 patients were recruited, and 351 documented goals were examined...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714014/microrna-219-is-downregulated-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-inhibits-cell-growth-and-metastasis-by-targeting-hmga2
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Xiaoping Sun, Min Xu, Haiyan Liu, Kunxiu Ming
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the predominant type of lung cancer, and accounts for ~85% of all lung cancer cases. An increasing number of studies suggest that microRNAs (miRs) may be involved in the regulation of NSCLC carcinogenesis and progression. However, the expression and function of miRNA-219 in NSCLC, and its underlying mechanisms of action, remain unknown. In the present study, miR-219 expression in NSCLC tissues and cell lines was determined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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