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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045441/comparability-of-activity-monitors-used-in-asian-and-western-country-studies-for-assessing-free-living-sedentary-behaviour
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Satoshi Kurita, Shohei Yano, Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Hiroyuki Sasai, Yoshio Nakata, Noritoshi Fukushima, Shigeru Inoue, Shigeho Tanaka, Takemi Sugiyama, Neville Owen, Koichiro Oka
This study aims to compare the outputs of the waist-worn Active style Pro HJA-350IT (ASP; used in studies with Asian populations), the waist-worn ActiGragh™GT3X+ using the normal filter (GT3X+) and the thigh-worn activPAL3 (AP) in assessing adults' sedentary behaviour (total sedentary time, number of breaks) under free-living conditions. Fifty healthy workers wore the three monitors simultaneously during their waking hours on two days, including a work day and a non-work day. Valid data were at least 10 hours of wearing time, and the differences between monitors on the sedentary outputs using the AP as criterion measurement were analyzed by ANOVA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044701/malignant-pecoma
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Daniela Haiges, Philipp Kurz, Helmut Laaff, Frank Meiss, Heinz Kutzner, Kristin Technau-Hafsi
We report a metastasizing PEComa in a pregnant 41-year-old female who had initially presented at her dermatologist during the first trimester of pregnancy with a newly developed indolent, slowly growing dermatofibroma-like tumor on the back of the left thigh. During pregnancy and after parturition, the lesion considerably progressed in size (Fig.1); tumor excision was performed 14 months after initial presentation.
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044047/scaling-and-the-frequency-dependence-of-nyquist-plot-maxima-of-the-electrical-impedance-of-the-human-thigh
#3
Carl A Shiffman
A retrospective analysis of the electrical impedances of 154 normal subjects measured over the past decade shows that "scaling" of the Nyquist plots for human thigh muscles is a property shared by healthy thigh musculature, irrespective of subject and the length of muscle segment. Here the term scaling signifies the near and sometimes "perfect" coalescence of the separate X vs R plots into one "reduced" Nyquist plot by the simple expedient of dividing R and X by Xm , the value of X at the reactance maximum...
October 18, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042830/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-two-doses-of-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine-on-physical-and-psychomotor-performance
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Lena Marcus, Jason Soileau, Lawrence W Judge, David Bellar
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (A-GPC) may be an effective ergogenic aid. The present study was designed to assess the efficacy of two doses of A-GPC in comparison to placebo and caffeine for increasing countermovement jump performance, isometric strength, and psychomotor function. METHODS: Forty-eight healthy, college aged males volunteered for the present study and underwent baseline assessment of countermovement jump (CMJ), isometric mid thigh pull (IMTP), upper body isometric strength test (UBIST), and psychomotor vigilance (PVT)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040225/validation-of-a-novel-device-to-measure-and-provide-feedback-on-sedentary-behavior
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Jason M R Gill, Nabeha S A Hawari, Douglas J Maxwell, David Louden, Nikos Mourselas, Christopher Bunn, Cindy M Gray, Hidde P van der Ploeg, Kate Hunt, Anne Martin, Sally Wyke, Nanette Mutrie
PURPOSE: Pedometers, which enable self-monitoring of step counts, are effective in facilitating increases in physical activity. Similar devices which provide real-time feedback on sedentary (sitting) behavior are limited. This study aimed to develop and validate a novel device - the SitFIT - which could accurately measure and provide feedback on sedentary behavior and physical activity. METHODS: The SitFIT is a tri-axial accelerometer, developed by PAL Technologies, which is worn in the front trouser pocket...
October 16, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038943/a-lower-limb-pelvis-finite-element-model-with-3d-active-muscles
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Fuhao Mo, Fan Li, Michel Behr, Zhi Xiao, Guanjun Zhang, Xianping Du
A lower limb-pelvis finite element (FE) model with active three-dimensional (3D) muscles was developed in this study for biomechanical analysis of human body. The model geometry was mainly reconstructed from a male volunteer close to the anthropometry of a 50th percentile Chinese male. Tissue materials and structural features were established based on the literature and new implemented experimental tests. In particular, the muscle was modeled with a combination of truss and hexahedral elements to define its passive and active properties as well as to follow the detailed anatomy structure...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038676/adult-onset-henoch-schonlein-purpura-duodenitis
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Emmanuel Ofori, Daryl Ramai, Mel A Ona, Charilaos Papafragkakis, Madhavi Reddy
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an immune-mediated vasculitis. HSP presents with purple spots on the skin (purpura), arthralgia, digestive problems, and kidney injury. HSP is most commonly seen in children, and rarely presents in adults. The pathogenesis involves the deposition of immune complexes in small to medium size blood vessels which leads to necrosis and inflammation. Most patients recover after symptomatic treatment, while more severe cases are treated with steroids. We report a 28-year-old female patient who presented with two episodes of hematemesis, worsening abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhea...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038275/in-vivo-bioluminescent-monitoring-of-therapeutic-efficacy-and-pharmacodynamic-target-assessment-of-antofloxacin-against-escherichia-coli-in-a-neutropenic-murine-thigh-infection-model
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Yu-Feng Zhou, Meng-Ting Tao, Yu-Zhang He, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Ping Liao
Antimicrobial resistance among uropathogens has increased infection-related morbidity and mortality. Antofloxacin is a novel fluoroquinolone with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity against urinary Gram-negative bacilli such as Escherichia coli This study monitored the in vivo efficacy of antofloxacin using bioluminescence imaging and determined pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) targets against E. coli isolates in a neutropenic murine thigh infection model. The PK properties were performed after subcutaneous antofloxacin administration of 2...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037648/test-retest-reliability-of-myofascial-trigger-point-detection-in-hip-and-thigh-areas
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E Rozenfeld, A S Finestone, U Moran, E Damri, L Kalichman
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points (MTrP's) are a primary source of pain in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, they are frequently underdiagnosed. Reliable MTrP palpation is the necessary for their diagnosis and treatment. The few studies that have looked for intra-tester reliability of MTrPs detection in upper body, provide preliminary evidence that MTrP palpation is reliable. Reliability tests for MTrP palpation on the lower limb have not yet been performed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate inter- and intra-tester reliability of MTrP recognition in hip and thigh muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037406/monitoring-changes-in-body-surface-temperature-associated-with-treadmill-exercise-in-dogs-by-use-of-infrared-methodology
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Maria Rizzo, Francesca Arfuso, Daniela Alberghina, Elisabetta Giudice, Matteo Gianesella, Giuseppe Piccione
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of moderate treadmill exercise session on body surface and core temperature in dog measured by means of two infrared instruments. Ten Jack Russell Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mixed-breed dogs were subjected to 15min of walking, 10min of trotting and 10min of gallop. At every step, body surface temperature (Tsurface) was measured on seven regions (neck, shoulder, ribs, flank, back, internal thigh and eye) using two different methods, a digital infrared camera (ThermaCam P25) and a non-contact infrared thermometer (Infrared Thermometer THM010-VT001)...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037359/thigh-compartment-syndrome-during-extracorporeal-life-support
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Maximilian Kreibich, Martin Czerny, Christoph Benk, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Bartosz Rylski, Georg Trummer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report our experience with patients on the extracorporeal life support system (ECLS) who presented with thigh compartment syndrome, a yet unreported complication. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed from April 2003 to April 2017 to identify patients who presented to our department for treatment of acute compartment syndrome of the thigh after cannulation of the ECLS through the femoral artery and vein. RESULTS: Five patients, aged 30 to 84 years, who developed thigh compartment syndrome during ECLS therapy were identified...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037091/an-anthropometric-survey-of-u-s-preterm-and-full-term-neonates
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Susan M Abdel-Rahman, Ian M Paul, Paula Delmore, Laura James, Laura Fearn, Andrew M Atz, Brenda B Poindexter, Amira Al-Uzri, Andrew Lewandowski, Barrie L Harper, P Brian Smith
BACKGROUND: Anthropometric data prove valuable for screening and monitoring various medical conditions. In young infants, however, only weight, length and head circumference are represented in publically accessible databases. AIM: To characterise length and circumferential measures in preterm and full-term infants up to 90 days postnatal age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In eight U.S. medical centres, trained raters recorded humeral, ulnar, femoral, tibial, and fibular lengths along with mid-upper arm, mid-thigh, chest, abdominal, and neck circumference...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036258/serpiginous-purpuric-eruption-of-the-leg
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Kristin Totoraitis, Cynthia M Magro, Adam Friedman
A previously healthy 68-year-old male presented with a rash on his right lower leg. The lesions had spread along the leg since onset 9 days prior, and the patient reported localized soreness and pruritus. He denied systemic symptoms including fever, fatigue, myalgia, joint pain, and recent illness. Physical examination revealed a serpiginous, purpuric eruption on the anterior and posterior right thigh and lower leg. A 4mm punch biopsy from the right lower leg revealed a Th2 dominant process reflective of a type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036217/-abc-the-awareness-body-chart-a-new-tool-assessing-body-awareness
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Ursula Danner, Alexander Avian, Tanja Macheiner, Beate Salchinger, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Armin Birner, Susanne A Bengesser, Martina Platzer, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Michel Probst, Eva Z Reininghaus
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of body awareness for health and well-being there is still a lack of valid assessment tools to scan proper body awareness. To respond to the limitations of questionnaires (reading/interpretation problems) the Awareness-Body-Chart (ABC) was designed to assess body awareness by colouring 51 regions according to their awareness. The objective of this study was to investigate the psychometric characteristics of the ABC. METHODS: In a questionnaire-study, 106 students in Graz (79 females, 27 males, age median 21 (IQR 20-23) years) filled in the ABC, furthermore a German body awareness questionnaire "KEKS", and the Beck Depression Inventory II...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035937/ultrasound-detection-of-arteria-comitans-a-novel-technique-to-locate-the-sciatic-nerve
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Hesham Elsharkawy, Babak Kateby Kashy, Rovnat Babazade, Andrew T Gray
In the gluteal and thigh region, the arteria comitans accompanies the sciatic nerve for a short distance, then penetrates the nerve and runs to the lower part of the thigh. There is no study that recognizes this artery as a guide to the location of the sciatic nerve. In this report, we describe a series of 6 knee arthroplasty patients in whom ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block was successfully performed using color Doppler and pulsed wave Doppler to visualize the arteria comitans as a guide to the location of the sciatic nerve...
October 13, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035841/verification-of-an-improved-hip-joint-center-prediction-method
#16
Emily J Miller, Kenton R Kaufman
In motion analysis, the hip joint center (HJC) is used to define the proximal location of the thigh segment and is also the point about which hip moments are calculated. The HJC cannot be palpated; its location must be calculated. Functional methods have been proposed but are difficult to perform by some clinical populations. Therefore, regression methods are utilized, but yield large errors in estimating the HJC location. These prediction methods typically utilize the anterior and posterior superior iliac spines, where excessive adipose tissue makes correctly locating difficult...
October 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035441/eubacterium-moniliforme-bacteremia-in-a-woman-with-fractures
#17
Yuying Liang, Xiuyun Yin, Jianmin Xu, Shuiping Chen
E. moniliforme infections in humans have not been reported previously. We firstly described blood-stream infections caused by E. moniliforme in an elder woman with fractures of her left thigh. This study highlights the strategies to detect this anaerobic pathogen and the importance of investigating its molecular epidemiology in humans.
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034138/testosterone-pellet-associated-dermatitis-report-and-review-of-testopel-related-cutaneous-adverse-effects
#18
Lucas A Heldt Manica, Philip R Cohen
Testosterone replacement therapy is a treatment utilized for male hypogonadism. A subcutaneous testosterone pellet is a long-acting, slow-release delivery system that can be utilized as androgen replacement therapy. A 77-year-old man who was treated with testosterone pellets developed dermatitis consisting of erythematous plaques and patches on both buttocks and thighs within 28 days following the subcutaneous insertion of testosterone pellets. The skin lesions rapidly resolved with high-potency topical corticosteroid application...
August 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034034/pathophysiology-of-venous-thromboembolism-with-respect-to-the-anatomical-features-of-the-deep-veins-of-lower-limbs-a-review
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Ayako Ro, Norimasa Kageyama, Toshiji Mukai
Here the pathophysiology of venous thromboembolism is reviewed with respect to the anatomical features of the deep veins of lower limbs. A thrombus is less likely to form in the thigh veins compared with that in the calf veins; however, clinical symptoms are more likely to appear in the thigh veins owing to vascular occlusion. When a patient is bedridden, thrombosis is more likely to occur in the intramuscular vein, which mainly depends on muscular pumping and the venous valve, rather than in the three crural branches, which mainly depends on the pulsation of the accompanying artery...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033820/pachyderma-in-primary-cutaneous-nk-and-t-cell-lymphoma-and-leukemia-cutis
#20
Eve Lebas, Cesar Chian, Nazli Nikkels-Tassoudji, Jorge E Arrese, Arjen F Nikkels
BACKGROUND: Pachyderma is defined as severely thickened skin with deep folds and is occasionally observed with primary cutaneous NK and T-cell lymphoma (pCNKTCL), primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (pCBCL), and leukemia cutis (LC). AIM: To describe the clinical, histological, and therapeutic particularities of a series of pCNKTCL, pCBCL, and LC patients with pachyderma. RESULTS: In a series of pCNKTCL (n = 70), pCBCL (n = 12), and LC (n = 2) patients followed up during 9 years, 6 cases of pachyderma were observed...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
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