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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142031/activity-limitations-in-patients-with-axial-spondyloarthritis-a-role-for-fear-of-movement-and-re-injury-beliefs
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Thijs W Swinnen, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Wim Dankaerts, Rene Westhovens, Kurt de Vlam
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fear of movement and (re)injury [FOM/(R)I] beliefs, measured with the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia 11-item version (TSK-11), influence activity limitations and mediate the relationship between pain severity and activity limitations in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). METHODS: In 173 patients with axSpA, these data were collected: sex, body mass index, disease duration, medication, activity limitations (BASFI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index), disease activity [Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI); BASDAIinf, items 5 and 6; BASDAIpain, items 2 and 3; C-reactive protein and physician's global assessment], spinal mobility (BASMI; Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index), and FOM/(R)I (TSK-11)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140140/the-physiological-mechanisms-of-effect-of-vitamins-and-amino-acids-on-tendon-and-muscle-healing-a-systematic-review
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Christopher Tack, Faye Shorthouse, Lindsy Kass
AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate current literature via systematic review to ascertain whether amino acids/ vitamins provide any influence on musculotendinous healing, and by which physiological mechanisms Methods: EBSCO, PUBMED, Science Direct, Embase Classic/ Embase, and MEDLINE were searched using terms including "vitamins", "amino acids", "healing", "muscle" and "tendon". The primary search had 479 citations, 466 of which were excluded predominantly due to non-randomised design. Randomised human and animal studies investigating all supplement types/ forms of administration were included...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138230/head-to-head-comparison-of-global-and-regional-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-strain-versus-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-tagging-in-a-multicenter-validation-study
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Mihaela Silvia Amzulescu, Hélène Langet, Eric Saloux, Alain Manrique, Laurianne Boileau, Alisson Slimani, Pascal Allain, Clotilde Roy, Christophe de Meester, Agnès Pasquet, Mathieu De Craene, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Jean-Louis J Vanoverschelde, Bernhard L Gerber
BACKGROUND: Despite widespread use to characterize and refine prognosis, validation data of two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking (2DST) echocardiography myocardial strain measurement remain scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: Global and regional subendocardial peak-systolic Lagrangian longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) by 2DST and 2D-tagged (2DTagg) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging were compared against sonomicrometry in a dynamic heart phantom and among each other in 136 patients included prospectively at 2 centers...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137605/effects-of-aspirin-and-non-aspirin-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-the-incidence-of-recurrent-colorectal-adenomas-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Sajesh K Veettil, Kean Ghee Lim, Siew Mooi Ching, Surasak Saokaew, Pochamana Phisalprapa, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Beneficial effects of aspirin and non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) against recurrent colorectal adenomas have been documented in systematic reviews; however, the results have not been conclusive. Uncertainty remains about the appropriate dose of aspirin for adenoma prevention. The persistence of the protective effect of NSAIDs against recurrent adenomas after treatment cessation is yet to be established. METHODS: Our objective was to update and systematically evaluate the evidence for aspirin and other NSAIDs on the incidence of recurrent colorectal adenomas taking into consideration the risks of random error and to appraise the quality of evidence using GRADE (The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach...
November 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137545/exploring-the-perceived-health-benefits-of-singing-in-a-choir-an-international-cross-sectional-mixed-methods-study
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Hilary Moss, Julie Lynch, Jessica O'Donoghue
AIM: This mixed-methods exploratory study investigates the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir from an international sample of choristers. METHOD: An online questionnaire including demographic information, 28 quantitative statements and two qualitative questions relating to the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir was distributed via email and social media over a period of 4 months to a sample of 1,779 choristers. Basic descriptives and comparisons between subgroups of the sample are presented along with thematic analysis of qualitative comments...
November 1, 2017: Perspectives in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137544/effect-of-aerobic-training-on-peak-oxygen-uptake-among-seniors-aged-70-or-over-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Walid Bouaziz, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Thomas Vogel, Elise Schmitt, Moustapha Dramé, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Geny, Pierre Olivier Lang
Older adults undergo a progressive decline in cardiorespiratory fitness and functional capacity. This lower peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) level is associated with increased risk of frailty, dependency, loss of autonomy, and mortality from all causes. Regular physical activity and particularly aerobic training (AT) has been shown to contribute to better and healthy ageing. We conducted a meta-analysis in order to measure the exact benefit of AT on VO2peak in seniors aged 70 years or over. A comprehensive, systematic database search for manuscripts was performed in Embase, Medline, PubMed Central, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Web of Science using key words...
November 14, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136562/warfarin-resumption-following-anticoagulant-associated-intracranial-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chatree Chai-Adisaksopha, Alfonso Iorio, Christopher Hillis, Deborah Siegal, Daniel M Witt, Sam Schulman, Mark Crowther
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the effect of warfarin resumption in patients who experienced warfarin-associated intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the outcomes of adult patients who survived warfarin-associated ICH. We included studies that compared patients who resumed warfarin versus those who did not. RESULTS: Of 3145 studies screened, ten observational studies were included in the final analysis...
November 11, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136031/quantification-of-the-sit-to-stand-movement-for-monitoring-age-related-motor-deterioration-using-the-nintendo-wii-balance-board
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Go Yamako, Etsuo Chosa, Koji Totoribe, Yuu Fukao, Gang Deng
Simple methods for quantitative evaluations of individual motor performance are crucial for the early detection of motor deterioration. Sit-to-stand movement from a chair is a mechanically demanding component of activities of daily living. Here, we developed a novel method using the ground reaction force and center of pressure measured from the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to quantify sit-to-stand movement (sit-to-stand score) and investigated the age-related change in the sit-to-stand score as a method to evaluate reduction in motor performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135500/association-of-driving-pressure-with-mortality-among-ventilated-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hiroko Aoyama, Tommaso Pettenuzzo, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Ruxandra Pinto, Marina Englesakis, Eddy Fan
OBJECTIVES: A recent post hoc analysis suggested that driving pressure may be more important than traditional ventilatory variables in determining outcome in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the risk of mortality for higher versus lower driving pressure. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL from inception to February 10, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Studies including mechanically ventilated adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, reporting driving pressure and mortality...
November 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134950/structural-magnetic-and-electronic-properties-of-pulsed-laser-deposition-grown-srfeo3-%C3%AE-thin-films-and-srfeo3-%C3%AE-la2-3ca1-3mno3-multilayers
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E Perret, K Sen, J Khmaladze, B P P Mallett, M Yazdi-Rizi, P Marsik, S Das, I Marozau, M A Uribe-Laverde, R de Andrés Prada, J Strempfer, M Döbeli, N Biškup, M Varela, Y-L Mathis, C Bernhard
We studied the structural, magnetic and electronic properties of [Formula: see text] (SFO) thin films and [Formula: see text]/[Formula: see text] [Formula: see text]MnO3 (LCMO) superlattices that have been grown with pulsed laser deposition (PLD) on [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] (LSAT) substrates. X-ray reflectometry and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) confirm the high structural quality of the films and flat and atomically sharp interfaces of the superlattices...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133324/effects-of-falls-prevention-interventions-on-falls-outcomes-for-hospitalised-adults-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Susan C Slade, David L Carey, Anne-Marie Hill, Meg E Morris
INTRODUCTION: Falls are a major global public health problem and leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury and hospitalisation. Falls in hospital are associated with longer length of stay, readmissions and poor outcomes. Falls prevention is informed by knowledge of reversible falls risk factors and accurate risk identification. The extent to which hospital falls are prevented by evidence-based practice, patient self-management initiatives, environmental modifications and optimisation of falls prevention systems awaits confirmation...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132613/identification-and-management-of-shigella-infection-in-children-with-diarrhoea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kirkby D Tickell, Rebecca L Brander, Hannah E Atlas, Jeffrey M Pernica, Judd L Walson, Patricia B Pavlinac
BACKGROUND: Shigella infections are a leading cause of diarrhoeal death among children in low-income and middle-income countries. WHO guidelines reserve antibiotics for treating children with dysentery. Reliance on dysentery for identification and management of Shigella infection might miss an opportunity to reduce Shigella-associated morbidity and mortality. We aimed to systematically review and evaluate Shigella-associated and dysentery-associated mortality, the diagnostic value of dysentery for the identification of Shigella infection, and the efficacy of antibiotics for children with Shigella or dysentery, or both...
December 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132173/premenstrual-syndrome-diagnosis-a-comparative-study-between-the-daily-record-of-severity-of-problems-drsp-and-the-premenstrual-symptoms-screening-tool-psst
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Aline Henz, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Carolina Leão Oderich, Carin Weirich Gallon, Juliana Rintondale Sodré de Castro, Maiara Conzatti, Marcelo Pio de Almeida Fleck, Maria Celeste Osório Wender
Objective To validate the premenstrual symptoms screening tool (PSST) in relation to the daily record of severity of problems (DRSP) for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) diagnoses. Methods A cross-sectional study with 127 women (20-45 years) with PMS complaints. The women were evaluated in terms of weight, height and body mass index (BMI). After using the primary care evaluation of mental disorders (PRIME-MD) questionnaire to exclude the diagnosis of depression, the PSST was completed and the women were instructed to fill out the DRSP for two consecutive menstrual cycles...
November 13, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131296/complete-percutaneous-approach-versus-surgical-access-in-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-results-from-a-multicenter-registry
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Janusz Kochman, Łukasz Kołtowski, Zenon Huczek, Bartosz Rymuza, Radosław Wilimski, Maciej Dąbrowski, Adam Witkowski, Marek Grygier, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Piotr Kubler, Krzysztof Reczuch, Radosław Parma, Andrzej Ochała, Dariusz Jagielak, Wacław Kochman, Eberhard Grube
BACKGROUND: Although the femoral approach is the most common route utilized in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) it still carries a substantial risk of severe bleeding and vascular complications. The aim of our study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the complete percutaneous (CPC) approach with surgical cutdown and closure (SCC) in TAVI patients. METHODS: The study population comprised 683 patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent transfemoral TAVI...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126864/the-impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-pulmonary-function-a-meta-analysis
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Adnan Alsumali, Ali Al-Hawag, Sigrid Bairdain, Tewodros Eguale
Morbid obesity may affect several body systems and cause ill effects to the cardiovascular, hepatobiliary, endocrine, and mental health systems. However, the impact on the pulmonary system and pulmonary function has been debated in the literature. A systematic review and meta-analysis for studies that have evaluated the impact of bariatric surgery on pulmonary function were pooled for this analysis. PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases were evaluated through September 31, 2016. They were used as the primary search engine for studies evaluating the impact pre- and post-bariatric surgery on pulmonary function...
October 2, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125840/are-there-physicochemical-differences-between-allosteric-and-competitive-ligands
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Richard D Smith, Jing Lu, Heather A Carlson
Previous studies have compared the physicochemical properties of allosteric compounds to non-allosteric compounds. Those studies have found that allosteric compounds tend to be smaller, more rigid, more hydrophobic, and more drug-like than non-allosteric compounds. However, previous studies have not properly corrected for the fact that some protein targets have much more data than other systems. This generates concern regarding the possible skew that can be introduced by the inherent bias in the available data...
November 10, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125628/genomics-based-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-detection-of-fetal-chromosomal-aneuploidy-in-pregnant-women
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Mylène Badeau, Carmen Lindsay, Jonatan Blais, Leon Nshimyumukiza, Yemisi Takwoingi, Sylvie Langlois, France Légaré, Yves Giguère, Alexis F Turgeon, William Witteman, François Rousseau
BACKGROUND: Common fetal aneuploidies include Down syndrome (trisomy 21 or T21), Edward syndrome (trisomy 18 or T18), Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 or T13), Turner syndrome (45,X), Klinefelter syndrome (47,XXY), Triple X syndrome (47,XXX) and 47,XYY syndrome (47,XYY). Prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidies is standard care in many countries, but current biochemical and ultrasound tests have high false negative and false positive rates. The discovery of fetal circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) in maternal blood offers the potential for genomics-based non-invasive prenatal testing (gNIPT) as a more accurate screening method...
November 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123191/a-spot-laser-modulated-resistance-switching-effect-observed-on-n-type-mn-doped-zno-sio2-si-structure
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Jing Lu, Xinglong Tu, Guilin Yin, Hui Wang, Dannong He
In this work, a spot laser modulated resistance switching (RS) effect is firstly observed on n-type Mn-doped ZnO/SiO2/Si structure by growing n-type Mn-doped ZnO film on Si wafer covered with a 1.2 nm native SiO2, which has a resistivity in the range of 50-80 Ω∙cm. The I-V curve obtained in dark condition evidences the structure a rectifying junction, which is further confirmed by placing external bias. Compared to the resistance state modulated by electric field only in dark (without illumination), the switching voltage driving the resistance state of the structure from one state to the other, shows clear shift under a spot laser illumination...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122688/lower-limb-lengths-and-angles-in-children-older-than-six-years-reliability-and-reference-values-by-eos-%C3%A2-stereoradiography
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V Rampal, P-Y Rohan, A Assi, I Ghanem, O Rosello, A-L Simon, E Gaumetou, V Merzoug, W Skalli, P Wicart
BACKGROUND: Lower-limb alignment in children is classically assessed clinically or based on conventional radiography, which is associated with projection bias. Low-dose biplanar radiography was described recently as an alternative to conventional imaging. The primary objective of this study was to assess the reliability of length and angle values inferred from 3D reconstructions in children seen in everyday practice. The secondary objective was to obtain reference values for goniometry parameters in children...
November 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122494/penile-rehabilitation-therapy-following-radical-prostatectomy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Chunhui Liu, David S Lopez, Ming Chen, Run Wang
BACKGROUND: Penile rehabilitation, defined as the use of any drug or device at or after radical prostatectomy to maximize erectile function recovery, is commonly used for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction; however, conflicting results based on each study make it difficult to give a recommendation for clinical practice. AIM: To clarify the effect of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is), vacuum erection devices, intracorporeal injection therapy, and the combination of these treatments on penile rehabilitation...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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