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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055270/executive-functioning-concern-about-falling-and-quadriceps-strength-mediate-the-relationship-between-impaired-gait-adaptability-and-fall-risk-in-older-people
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Maria Joana D Caetano, Stephen R Lord, Matthew A Brodie, Daniel Schoene, Paulo H S Pelicioni, Daina L Sturnieks, Jasmine C Menant
BACKGROUND: Reduced ability to adapt gait, particularly under challenging conditions, may be an important reason why older adults have an increased risk of falling. This study aimed to identify cognitive, psychological and physical mediators of the relationship between impaired gait adaptability and fall risk in older adults. METHODS: Fifty healthy older adults (mean±SD: 74±7years) were categorised as high or low fall risk, based on past falls and their performance in the Physiological Profile Assessment...
October 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055232/adverse-events-occurring-on-mental-health-units
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Peter D Mills, Bradley V Watts, Brian Shiner, Robin R Hemphill
OBJECTIVE: While the study of suicide on mental health units has a long history, the study of patient safety more generally is relatively new. Our objective was to determine the type and relative frequency of adverse events occurring on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) mental health units; the primary root causes for these events; and make recommendations for abating or mitigating these events. METHODS: We searched our national database for any reported adverse event that occurred on an inpatient mental health unit between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016...
September 9, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054836/formative-assessment-design-of-a-web-connected-sedentary-behavior-intervention-for-females
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Amber W Kinsey, Matthew Whipple, Lauren Reid, Olivia Affuso
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior (SB) is a significant risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and early mortality, particularly among women, and the health consequences associated with SB are independent of physical activity status. Interventions utilizing wearable technologies can improve SB, but their effectiveness is influenced by individual preferences, device engagement strategies, and technological features, which may affect user compliance. Gathering a priori insight from target populations on their preferences for program tools and strategies may assist researchers in identifying effective methods to improve the efficacy of SB interventions...
October 20, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054803/comparison-of-short-term-effects-of-mobilization-with-movement-and-kinesiotaping-on-pain-function-and-balance-in-patellofemoral-pain
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Serdar Demirci, Gizem Irem Kinikli, Michael J Callaghan, Volga Bayrakci Tunay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the short-term effects of Mobilization with movement (MWM) and Kinesiotaping (KT) on patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) respect to pain, function and balance. METHODS: Thirty-five female patients diagnosed with unilateral PFP were assigned into 2 groups. The first group (n = 18) received two techniques of MWM intervention (Straight Leg-Raise with Traction and Tibial Gliding) while KT was applied to the other group (n = 17)...
October 17, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054736/bidirectional-associations-between-adolescents-sexual-behaviors-and-psychological-well-being
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Raquel Nogueira Avelar E Silva, Daphne van de Bongardt, Laura Baams, Hein Raat
PURPOSE: Assessing bidirectional longitudinal associations between early sexual behaviors (≤16.0 years) and psychological well-being (global self-esteem, physical self-esteem, depression) among 716 adolescents, and the direct and buffering effect of parent-adolescent relationship quality. METHODS: We used data from Project STARS (Studies on Trajectories of Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality), a longitudinal study on adolescent sexual development in the Netherlands...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054663/characterization-of-bacterial-diversity-in-contaminated-groundwater-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Misty S Martin, Inês C Santos, Doug D Carlton, Paula Stigler-Granados, Zacariah L Hildenbrand, Kevin A Schug
Groundwater is a major source for drinking water in the United States, and therefore, its quality and quantity is of extreme importance. One major concern that has emerged is the possible contamination of groundwater due to the unconventional oil and gas extraction activities. As such, the impacts of exogenous contaminants on microbial ecology is an area to be explored to understand what are the chemical and physical conditions that allow the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and to find alternatives for water treatment by identifying organic-degrading bacteria...
October 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053974/depression-as-seen-through-the-eyes-of-rural-chinese-women-implications-for-help-seeking-and-the-future-of-mental-health-care-in-china
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Peiyuan Qiu, Eric D Caine, Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N Wittink
BACKGROUND: As part of a larger epidemiological study of depression among rural Chinese women, we sought to understand their explanatory models of depression. We explored how participants describe depression, to what cause they attribute depression, and what sources of treatment they would recommend. METHODS: Participants first were assessed with the Center for Epidemiological-Depression scale (CES-D), with a cut-point of 16 or greater indicative of depression. The Short Explanatory Model Interview (SEMI), a semi-structured questionnaire, was our primary tool for exploring participants' explanatory models relating to a vignette describing a rural Chinese woman with depression...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053973/duration-of-moderate-to-vigorous-daily-activity-is-negatively-associated-with-slow-walking-speed-independently-from-step-counts-in-elderly-women-aged-75-years-or-over-a-cross-sectional-study
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Takuji Adachi, Yuji Kono, Kotaro Iwatsu, Yuko Shimizu, Sumio Yamada
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed 1) to examine whether objectively measured duration of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was associated with slow walking speed, independent from step counts, in elderly women aged 75 or over (old-old) and 2) to determine a possible cut-off value for duration of MVPA related to slow walking speed. METHODS: Participants were 350 community-dwelling old-old women. Slow walking speed was defined as usual walking speed <1.0m/s...
October 12, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053891/look-beyond-the-door-not-through-the-keyhole-evidence-from-a-cognitive-assessment-including-social-cognition-evaluation-in-multiple-sclerosis
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EDITORIAL
Antonio Carotenuto
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder leading to both physical and cognitive disability in young adults. These limitations harshly impact the overall subject's habits and are predictive of poor social integration, resulting in reduced working activity and limited social network [1]. To this point, among the cognitive domains that could be impaired in MS, Social Cognition (SC) can have a direct impact on this outcome, due to its involvement in social interactions. This article is protected by copyright...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053868/lagos-ne-a-multi-scaled-geospatial-and-temporal-database-of-lake-ecological-context-and-water-quality-for-thousands-of-u-s-lakes
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Patricia A Soranno, Linda C Bacon, Michael Beauchene, Karen E Bednar, Edward G Bissell, Claire K Boudreau, Marvin G Boyer, Mary T Bremigan, Stephen R Carpenter, Jamie W Carr, Kendra S Cheruvelil, Samuel T Christel, Matt Claucherty, Sarah M Collins, Joseph D Conroy, John A Downing, Jed Dukett, C Emi Fergus, Christopher T Filstrup, Clara Funk, Maria J Gonzalez, Linda T Green, Corinna Gries, John D Halfman, Stephen K Hamilton, Paul C Hanson, Emily N Henry, Elizabeth M Herron, Celeste Hockings, James R Jackson, Kari Jacobson-Hedin, Lorraine L Janus, William W Jones, John R Jones, Caroline M Keson, Katelyn B S King, Scott A Kishbaugh, Jean-Francois Lapierre, Barbara Lathrop, Jo A Latimore, Yuehlin Lee, Noah R Lottig, Jason A Lynch, Leslie J Matthews, William H McDowell, Karen E B Moore, Brian P Neff, Sarah J Nelson, Samantha K Oliver, Michael L Pace, Donald C Pierson, Autumn C Poisson, Amina I Pollard, David M Post, Paul O Reyes, Donald O Rosenberry, Karen M Roy, Lars G Rudstam, Orlando Sarnelle, Nancy J Schuldt, Caren E Scott, Nicholas K Skaff, Nicole J Smith, Nick R Spinelli, Joseph J Stachelek, Emily H Stanley, John L Stoddard, Scott B Stopyak, Craig A Stow, Jason M Tallant, Pang-Ning Tan, Anthony P Thorpe, Michael J Vanni, Tyler Wagner, Gretchen Watkins, Kathleen C Weathers, Katherine E Webster, Jeffrey D White, Marcy K Wilmes, Shuai Yuan
Background: Understanding the factors that affect water quality and the ecological services provided by freshwater ecosystems is an urgent global environmental issue. Predicting how water quality will respond to global changes not only requires water quality data, but also information about the ecological context of individual water bodies across broad spatial extents. Because lake water quality is usually sampled in limited geographic regions, often for limited time periods, assessing the environmental controls of water quality requires compilation of many datasets across broad regions and across time into an integrated database...
October 19, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053861/physical-function-following-a-long-term-lifestyle-intervention-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-the-look-ahead-study
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Denise K Houston, Rebecca H Neiberg, Michael E Miller, James O Hill, John M Jakicic, Karen C Johnson, Edward W Gregg, Van S Hubbard, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, W Jack Rejeski, Rena R Wing, John P Bantle, Elizabeth Beale, Robert I Berkowitz, Maria Cassidy-Begay, Jeanne M Clark, Mace Coday, Linda M Delahanty, Gareth Dutton, Caitlin Egan, John P Foreyt, Frank L Greenway, Helen P Hazuda, Andrea Hergenroeder, Edward S Horton, Robert W Jeffery, Steven E Kahn, Anne Kure, William C Knowler, Cora E Lewis, Corby K Martin, Sara Michaels, Maria G Montez, David M Nathan, Jennifer Patricio, Anne Peters, Henry Pownall, Judith Regensteiner, Helmut Steinburg, Thomas A Wadden, Karen White, Susan Z Yanovski, Ping Zhang, Stephen B Kritchevsky
Background: Lifestyle interventions have been shown to improve physical function over the short term; however, whether these benefits are sustainable is unknown. The long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention on physical function were assessed using a randomized post-test design in the Look AHEAD trial. Methods: Overweight and obese (BMI ≥25 kg/m 2) middle-aged and older adults (aged 45-76 years at enrollment) with type 2 diabetes enrolled in Look AHEAD, a trial evaluating an intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) designed to achieve weight loss through caloric restriction and increased physical activity compared to diabetes support and education (DSE), underwent standardized assessments of performance-based physical function including a 4- and 400-m walk, lower extremity physical performance (expanded Short Physical Performance Battery, SPPBexp), and grip strength approximately 11 years post-randomization and 1...
October 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053806/independent-association-of-plasma-hydroxysphingomyelins-with-physical-function-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Danni Li, Jeffrey R Misialek, Fangying Huang, B Gwen Windham, Fang Yu, Alvaro Alonso
Background: Plasma metabolites such as phosphatidylcholines (PCs) and sphingomyelins (SMs) are associated with in age-related cognitive decline. However, their relations to age-related physical function decline remain largely unknown. Methods: We examined the cross-sectional relations of 12 plasma metabolites (including 4 PCs and 4 SMs) with physical function in 383 older adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study at the fifth exam (2011-13, mean age [standard deviation (SD)]: 78...
October 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053774/plasma-klotho-and-frailty-in-older-adults-findings-from-the-inchianti-study
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Michelle Shardell, Richard D Semba, Rita R Kalyani, Stefania Bandinelli, Aric A Prather, Chee W Chia, Luigi Ferrucci
Background: The hormone klotho, encoded by the gene klotho, is primarily expressed in the kidney and choroid plexus of the brain. Higher klotho concentrations have been linked to better physical performance; however, it is unknown whether klotho relates to frailty status in older adults. Methods: Plasma klotho was measured in 774 participants aged ≥ 65 years enrolled in InCHIANTI, a prospective cohort study comprising Italian adults. Frailty status was assessed at three and six years after enrollment...
October 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053650/quality-of-life-after-upper-third-molar-removal-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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V Avellaneda-Gimeno, R Figueiredo, E Valmaseda-Castellón
BACKGROUND: Third molar extraction is a very common procedure in Dentistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction of patients undergoing extraction of an upper third molar under local anesthesia. A second objective was to describe the evolution of self-reported pain measured in a visual analogue scale (VAS) in the 7 days after surgery and its relationship with pre- and intraoperative factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal cohort study was made...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053620/self-nanoemulsifying-drug-delivery-systems-containing-plantago-lanceolata-an-assessment-of-their-antioxidant-and-antiinflammatory-effects
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Azin Kalantari, Dóra Kósa, Dániel Nemes, Zoltán Ujhelyi, Pálma Fehér, Miklós Vecsernyés, Judit Váradi, Ferenc Fenyvesi, Ákos Kuki, Sándor Gonda, Gábor Vasas, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Anayatollah Salimi, Ildikó Bácskay
The most important components of Plantago lanceolata L. leaves are catalpol, aucubin, and acteoside (=verbascoside). These bioactive compounds possess different pharmacological effects: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antineoplastic, and hepatoprotective. The aim of this study was to protect Plantago lanceolata extract from hydrolysis and to improve its antioxidant effect using self-nano-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS). Eight SNEDDS compositions were prepared, and their physical properties, in vitro cytotoxicity, and in vivo AST/ALT values were investigated...
October 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053497/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-phalangeal-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Joshua M Abzug, Charles T Mehlman
Pediatric phalangeal fractures are extremely common, especially among toddlers and older children/adolescents involved in sporting activities. The physical examination must include an assessment for deviation and malrotation. In addition, concomitant injuries must be assessed for such as tendon and/or neurovascular injuries. Plain radiographs are typically sufficient to make the diagnosis and determine the treatment. The majority of pediatric and adolescent phalangeal fractures can be treated with immobilization...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053375/the-structure-of-challenging-parenting-behavior-and-associations-with-anxiety-in-dutch-and-australian-children
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Mirjana Majdandžić, Rebecca S Lazarus, Frans J Oort, Cathy van der Sluis, Helen F Dodd, Talia M Morris, Wieke de Vente, Yulisha Byrow, Jennifer L Hudson, Susan M Bögels
Challenging parenting behavior (CPB), a novel construct involving active physical and verbal behaviors that encourage children to push their limits, has been identified as a potential buffer against child anxiety. This study aimed to (a) evaluate the measurement invariance of the Challenging Parenting Behavior Questionnaire (CPBQ4-6) across Dutch and Australian mothers and fathers of preschoolers, (b) examine differences in levels of CPB across mothers and fathers and across countries, and (c) examine whether parents' CPB predicts less child anxiety symptoms and disorders...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053193/body-mass-index-at-adolescence-and-risk-of-noncardia-gastric-cancer-in-a-cohort-of-1-79-million-men-and-women
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Zohar Levi, Jeremy D Kark, Gilad Twig, Lior Katz, Adi Leiba, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Irena Liphshitz, Lital Keinan-Boker, Arnon Afek
BACKGROUND: This study assessed adolescent predictors of noncardia gastric cancer (NCGC) with a focus on the body mass index (BMI) in late adolescence. METHODS: This study analyzed a cohort of 1,087,358 Israeli Jewish males and 707,212 Israeli Jewish females who underwent a compulsory physical examination between the ages of 16 and 19 years from 1967 to 2002. By linkage to the national cancer registry, participants were followed for NCGC through December 31, 2012...
October 20, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053105/biological-and-dosimetric-characterisation-of-spatially-fractionated-proton-minibeams
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Juergen Meyer, Robert D Stewart, Daniel Smith, James Eagle, Eunsin Lee, Ning Cao, Eric Ford, Reza Hashemian, Jan Schuemann, Jatinder Saini, Steven Marsh, Robert Emery, Eric Dorman, Jeffrey L Schwartz, George A Sandison
The biological effectiveness of proton beams varies with depth, spot size and lateral distance from the beam central axis. The aim of this work is to incorporate proton relative biological effectiveness (RBE) and equivalent uniform dose (EUD) considerations into comparisons of broad beam and highly modulated proton minibeams. A Monte Carlo model of a small animal proton beamline is presented. Dose and variable RBE is calculated on a per-voxel basis for a range of energies (30-109 MeV). For an open beam, the RBE values at the beam entrance ranged from 1...
October 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052935/relationship-between-chronic-kidney-disease-without-diabetes-mellitus-and-components-of-frailty-in-community-dwelling-japanese-older-adults
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Sungchul Lee, Sangyoon Lee, Seongryu Bae, Kazuhiro Harada, Songee Jung, Masakazu Imaoka, Hyuma Makizako, Takehiko Doi, Hiroyuki Shimada
AIM: To evaluate the relationship between kidney function without diabetes and components of the frailty phenotype in community-dwelling Japanese older adults. METHODS: Participants were 8343 residents who completed baseline assessments, classified into four categories according to eGFR. Frailty status was defined using five criteria: (i) slow gait speed; (ii) muscle weakness; (iii) low physical activity; (iv) exhaustion; and (v) unintentional weight loss. RESULTS: After multivariate adjustment, participants with the lowest kidney function were at higher risk of frailty (OR 1...
October 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
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