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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457532/effects-of-real-time-gait-biofeedback-on-paretic-propulsion-and-gait-biomechanics-in-individuals-post-stroke
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Katlin Genthe, Christopher Schenck, Steven Eicholtz, Laura Zajac-Cox, Steven Wolf, Trisha M Kesar
Objectives Gait training interventions that target paretic propulsion induce improvements in walking speed and function in individuals post-stroke. Previously, we demonstrated that able-bodied individuals increase propulsion unilaterally when provided real-time biofeedback targeting anterior ground reaction forces (AGRF). The purpose of this study was to, for the first time, investigate short-term effects of real-time AGRF gait biofeedback training on post-stroke gait. Methods Nine individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis (6 females, age = 54 ± 12...
February 19, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457267/involving-children-and-young-people-in-clinical-research-through-the-forum-of-a-european-young-persons-advisory-group-needs-challenges
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REVIEW
Segolene Gaillard, Salma Malik, Jenny Preston, Begonya Nafria Escalera, Pamela Dicks, Nathalie Touil, Sandrine Mardirossian, Joana Claverol-Torres, Behrouz Kassaï
Children and young people are seen as fundamental to the design and delivery of clinical research as active and reflective participants. In Europe, involvement of children and young people in clinical research is promoted extensively in order to engage young people in research as partners and to give them a voice to raise their own issues or opinions and for their involvement in planning and decision making in addition to learning research skills. Children and young people can be trained in clinical research through participation in young person advisory groups (YPAGs)...
February 19, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454552/adjustment-of-the-vocal-tract-shape-via-biofeedback-a-case-study
#3
Patrick Hoyer, Simone Graf
In this study, an adjustment of the vocal tract shape toward selected sound waves in the frequency range of the first and second formants without phonation is discussed. The sound waves of a loudspeaker in front of the open mouth and amplified by the vocal tract are used as biofeedback signals. It is shown that the resonance amplification of the vocal tract complies with the concept of forced oscillation, with the driver being the sound source and the resonator being the vocal tract. An adjustment toward increased amplification via vocal tract resonance can be related to smaller bandwidths and lower damping...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454146/matching-trends-for-the-fellowship-in-minimally-invasive-gynecologic-surgery-fmigs-since-participation-in-the-national-residency-match-program-nrmp
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Maria V Vargas, Magdy P Milad
OBJECTIVE: To describe the level of interest in the fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (FMIGS) using data from National Residency Match Program (NRMP) over the past 4 years. DESIGN: Retrospective report (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Publically reported data from the NRMP PARTICIPANTS: Applicants using the NRMP to match into fellowship training. INTERVENTIONS: Reporting matching trends for the gynecologic surgical subspecialty programs starting in 2014, when the FMIGS programs started participating in the NRMP...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452165/the-beneficial-role-of-early-exercise-training-following-stroke-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Ying Xing, Si-Dong Yang, Fang Dong, Man-Man Wang, Ya-Shuo Feng, Feng Zhang
Exercise training is a regular therapy for stroke patients in clinic. However, whether the early exercise is beneficial for stroke patients is still controversial. The review was performed in databases of OVID, PUBMED, and ISI Web of Science, from respective inception to December 2017. In this review, we summarize the effect of different exercise intensity, initiation time, and style on ischemic stroke. Moreover, the possible mechanism is also discussed. The conclusion is that the voluntary exercise is better in promoting the functional recovery following stroke compared to forced exercise; too early initiated exercise might play a harmful role following stroke, while early initiated exercise might exert benefits after stroke; mild and moderate intensity exercise training could generate better neuroprotection in comparison with high intensity exercise training; early excise training could regulate the process of brain edema, cell apoptosis, oxidative damage, stem cells and other mechanisms in order to exert neuroprotection for brain...
February 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447711/no-355-physiologic-basis-of-pain-in-labour-and-delivery-an-evidence-based-approach-to-its-management
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Julie Bonapace, Guy-Paul Gagné, Nils Chaillet, Raymonde Gagnon, Emmanuelle Hébert, Sarah Buckley
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence relating to nonpharmacological approaches in the management of pain during labour and delivery. To formulate recommendations for the usage of nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. OPTIONS: Nonpharmacological methods available for pain management during labour and delivery exist. These should be included in the counselling and care of women. EVIDENCE: PubMed and Medline were searched for articles in French and English on subjects related to "breastfeeding," "pain," "epidural," "anaesthesia," "analgesia," "labour," "labor," and combined with "gate control theory," "alternative therapies," "massage," "position," "mobility," "TENS," "bathing," "DNIC," "acupuncture," "acupressure," "sterile water injection," "higher center," "control mind," "cognitive structuring," "holistic health," "complementary therapy(ies)," "breathing," "relaxation," "mental imagery," "visualization," "mind focusing," "hypnosis," "auto-hypnosis," "sophrology," "mind and body interventions," "music," "odors," "biofeedback," "Lamaze," "Bonapace," "prenatal training," "gymnastic," "chanting," "haptonomy," "environment," "transcutaneous electrical stimulus-stimulation," "antenatal education," "support," "continuous support," "psychosocial support," "psychosomatic medicine," "supportive care," "companion," "intrapartum care," "nurse," "midwife(ves)," "father," "doula," "caregiver," " hormones," "oxytocin," "endorphin," "prolactin," "catecholamine," "adrenaline," and "noradrenaline" from 1990 to December 2015...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447298/effects-of-voluntary-running-exercise-on-bone-histology-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Yuri Takamine, Noriko Ichinoseki-Sekine, Takamasa Tsuzuki, Toshinori Yoshihara, Hisashi Naito
The incidence of obesity in children and adolescents, which may lead to type 2 diabetes, is increasing. Exercise is recommended to prevent and improve diabetes. However, little is known about the bone marrow environment at the onset of diabetes in the young, and it is unclear whether exercise training is useful for maintaining bone homeostasis, such as mechanical and histological properties. Thus, this study clarified the histological properties of bone and whether exercise contributes to maintaining bone homeostasis at the onset of type 2 diabetes in rats...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446695/weight-shift-ability-significantly-correlates-with-walking-velocity-in-post-acute-stroke-patients
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Arinori Kamono, Naomichi Ogihara
The ability to shift weight toward the paretic leg has been considered an essential ability to restore independent walking for post-acute stroke patients. However, few data are available regarding the relationship between the weight-shift ability and gait performance. No clear mechanism has been provided as to why and how the weight-shift ability improves walking performance in stroke patients. We therefore investigated changes in the weight-shift ability and kinematic and kinetic parameters of walking gait in post-stroke patients during rehabilitation...
February 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446694/experimental-measurement-of-forces-during-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy
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Silvia Pancani, Antonio Virga, Rosario Spina, Adriano Peris, Andrea Corvi
The measurement of mechanical effects associated with the dilatation phase of a percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is of primary importance to identify the causes of major complications associated with this procedure, such as tracheal cartilage subluxation or fracture and bleeding. Such information can be very useful also for the design of better instruments and procedures. The aim of this study was to present a methodology to evaluate mechanical effects of the dilatation phase of a percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy on the tracheal rings and adjacent anatomical structures...
February 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444676/parameters-influencing-hand-grip-strength-measured-with-the-manugraphy-system
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Alice Wichelhaus, Christoph Harms, Julia Neumann, Steffen Ziegler, Günther Kundt, Karl Josef Prommersberger, Thomas Mittlmeier, Marion Mühldorfer-Fodor
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine whether sex, hand length and the individual training status affect hand strength and whether these measurements differ if they are recorded using the Jamar dynamometer or a new cylindrical measuring system. METHODS: For this purpose, 152 healthy adults were examined using a new manugraphy measuring system (novel, Munich, Germany) comprising two measuring cylinders of different sizes and a Jamar electronic dynamometer with two grip positions corresponding approximately to the sizes of the cylinders...
February 14, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444538/-effects-of-judo-specific-resistance-training-on-kinetic-and-electromyographic-parameters-of-pulling-exercises-in-judo-athletes
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Norman Helm, Olaf Prieske, Thomas Muehlbauer, Tom Krüger, Urs Granacher
BACKGROUND: In judo, rapid force production during pulling movements is an important component of athletic performance, which is why this capacity needs to be specifically exercised in judo. This study aimed at examining the effects of a judo-specific resistance training program using a judo ergometer system (PTJ) versus a traditional resistance training regime using a partner (PTP) on kinetics and muscle activity of judo-specific pulling exercises. METHOD: Twenty-four male judo athletes (age: 22 ± 4 years, training experience: 15 ± 3 years) were randomly assigned to two groups...
February 14, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444172/motor-and-psychosocial-impact-of-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-a-real-world-rehabilitation-setting-a-pilot-study
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Cira Fundarò, Anna Giardini, Roberto Maestri, Silvia Traversoni, Michelangelo Bartolo, Roberto Casale
In the last decade robotic devices have been applied in rehabilitation to overcome walking disability in neurologic diseases with promising results. Robot assisted gait training (RAGT) using the Lokomat seems not only to improve gait parameters but also the perception of well-being. Data on the psychosocial patient-robot impact are limited, in particular in the real-world of RAGT, in the rehabilitation setting. During rehabilitation training, the Lokomat can be considered an "assistive device for movement"...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443866/factors-associated-with-trauma-patients-length-of-stay-at-role-2-facilities-in-afghanistan-october-2009-to-september-2014
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Amanda Staudt, Jennifer Gurney, Krystal Valdez-Delgado, Mithun Suresh, Jennifer Trevino, Tuan Le, Jason Seery, Stacy Shackelford, Shawn Nessen, Elizabeth Mann-Salinas
BACKGROUND: Understanding patients' length of stay at far-forward Role 2 surgical units may help to determine support needs, stabilization requirements, pre-deployment training, and necessity of increased care capability prior to or during transport to a higher level of care. The objectives of this study were to 1) evaluate the amount of time patients spent at Role 2 and 2) determine factors associated with trauma patients' length of stay at Role 2. METHODS: We conducted a secondary data analysis of the Joint Trauma System Role 2 Database...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442152/pediatric-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-united-states-a-survey-by-the-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-task-force-of-the-society-for-pediatric-radiology
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Susan J Back, Carolina Maya, Kassa Darge, Patricia T Acharya, Carol E Barnewolt, Jamie L Coleman, Jonathan R Dillman, Lynn Ansley Fordham, Misun Hwang, Annie Lim, M Beth McCarville, Marthe M Munden, Harriet J Paltiel, Frank M Volberg
BACKGROUND: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved an ultrasound (US) contrast agent for intravenous and intravesical administration in children. OBJECTIVE: Survey the usage, interest in and barriers for contrast-enhanced US among pediatric radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Task Force of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) surveyed the membership of the SPR in January 2017 regarding their current use and opinions about contrast-enhanced US in pediatrics...
February 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438911/biomechanical-assessment-of-dynamic-balance-specificity-of-different-balance-tests
#15
Steffen Ringhof, Thorsten Stein
Dynamic balance is vitally important for most sports and activities of daily living, so the assessment of dynamic stability has become an important issue. In consequence, a large number of balance tests have been developed. However, it is not yet known whether these tests (i) measure the same construct and (ii) can differentiate between athletes with different balance expertise. We therefore studied three common dynamic balance tests: one-leg jump landings, Posturomed perturbations and simulated forward falls...
February 10, 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434456/does-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-therapy-increase-voluntary-muscle-strength-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
#16
Gabriel Ribeiro de Freitas, Camila Szpoganicz, Jocemar Ilha
Background: Physical therapists frequently use neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) therapy in an effort to increase the voluntary strength of partially paralyzed muscles in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), but it is not clear whether this treatment is effective. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of NMES for increasing voluntary strength in the partially paralyzed muscles of people with SCI. Methods: A systematic review of scientific literature was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, PEDro, ScienceDirect, and Embase...
2018: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433467/effect-of-tendon-vibration-during-wide-pulse-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-on-muscle-force-production-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-sci
#17
Vanesa Bochkezanian, Robert U Newton, Gabriel S Trajano, Amilton Vieira, Timothy S Pulverenti, Anthony J Blazevich
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is commonly used in skeletal muscles in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) with the aim of increasing muscle recruitment and thus muscle force production. NMES has been conventionally used in clinical practice as functional electrical stimulation (FES), using low levels of evoked force that cannot optimally stimulate muscular strength and mass improvements, and thus trigger musculoskeletal changes in paralysed muscles. The use of high intensity intermittent NMES training using wide-pulse width and moderate-intensity as a strength training tool could be a promising method to increase muscle force production in people with SCI...
February 13, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431571/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-physician-orders-for-life-sustaining-treatment-form-to-brazil
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Vania F S Mayoral, Fernanda B Fukushima, Aniela M Rodrigues, Raissa P Carvalho, Larissa P Carvalho, Leandro A F V Pinheiro, Bertha F Polegato, Marcos F Minicucci, Rick Bassett, Alvin H Moss, Karl E Steinberg, Edison I O Vidal
BACKGROUND: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm is considered one of the most important strategies to respect patients' values at the end of life in the United States. The cross-cultural adaptation of POLST entailed several methodological considerations, which may be informative for international researchers who may also consider bringing POLST to their countries as a means to promote care at the end of life that is consistent with patients' preferences...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428505/optimising-training-adaptations-and-performance-in-military-environment
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REVIEW
Heikki Kyröläinen, Kai Pihlainen, Jani P Vaara, Tommi Ojanen, Matti Santtila
OBJECTIVES: Worldwide decreases in physical fitness and increases in body fat among youth have set challenges for armed forces to recruit physically capable soldiers. Therefore, knowledge of optimizing physical adaptation and performance through physical training is vital. In addition, maintaining or improving physical performance among professional soldiers in various military environments is crucial for overall military readiness. The present review focuses on the effects of military training on physical performance by searching for optimal methods to do it...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426038/effect-of-short-term-training-on-fine-motor-control-in-trigeminally-innervated-versus-spinally-innervated-muscles
#20
Hong Zhang, Abhishek Kumar, Xiaoping Luo, Krister Svensson, Mats Trulsson, Peter Svensson
We hypothesized that the trigeminally innervated jaw muscles and spinally innervated hand muscles would differ in the force control and muscle activity when similar fine motor training tasks are performed. Sixteen healthy volunteers performed six series (with ten trials each) of an oral fine motor task (OFMT) and a hand fine motor task (HFMT), in random order. The task was to hold-and-break a test material (5 cm spaghetti pasta) placed on the force transducer between either their anterior teeth (OFMT) or the thumb and the index finger (HFMT)...
February 6, 2018: Human Movement Science
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