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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060033/the-effects-of-exercise-dose-on-stereotypical-behavior-in-children-with-autism
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Stefanie Schmitz Olin, Bridget A McFadden, Devon L Golem, Joseph K Pellegrino, Alan J Walker, David J Sanders, Shawn M Arent
INTRODUCTION: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a prevalent neurological disorder in children characterized by restrictive, repetitive patterns of behavior that place an added burden on everyday functions. Aerobic exercise has the propensity to reduce stereotypic behaviors in children with ASD. This study sought to quantify the acute effect of exercise and assess the influence of duration and intensity on frequency of stereotypic behaviors in children with ASD. METHODS: Participants in this study (N=7, Mage=13...
January 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051833/cognitive-benefits-of-exercise-intervention
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T Archer, S Ricci, F Massoni, L Ricci, M Rapp-Ricciardi
Exercise, as a potent epigenetic regulator, implies the potential to counteract pathophysiological processes and alterations in most cardiovascular/respiratory cells and tissues not withstanding a paucity of understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms and doseresponse relationships. In the present account, the assets accruing from physical exercise and its influence upon executive functioning are examined. Under conditions of neuropsychiatric and neurologic ill-health, age-related deterioration of functional and biomarker indicators during healthy and disordered trajectories, neuroimmune and affective unbalance, and epigenetic pressures, exercise offers a large harvest of augmentations in health and well-being...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028979/a-controlled-trial-of-the-efficacy-of-a-training-walking-program-in-patients-recovering-from-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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Bartosz R Wnuk, Jacek Durmała, Krzysztof Ziaja, Przemysław Kotyla, Marek Woźniewski, Edward Błaszczak
BACKGROUND: Major surgical procedures as well as general anesthesia contribute to muscle weakness and posture instability and may result in increased postoperative complications and functional disorders resulting from an elective operation. OBJECTIVES: We aim to state the significance of backward walking as a form of interval march training with patients after abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients were randomly divided into three subgroups and three various models of physiotherapy were applied...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018464/a-pediatric-case-of-idiopathic-harlequin-syndrome
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Ju Young Kim, Moon Souk Lee, Seung Yeon Kim, Hyun Jung Kim, Soo Jin Lee, Chur Woo You, Jon Soo Kim, Ju Hyung Kang
Harlequin syndrome, which is a rare disorder caused by dysfunction of the autonomic system, manifests as asymmetric facial flushing and sweating in response to heat, exercise, or emotional factors. The syndrome may be primary (idiopathic) with a benign course, or can occur secondary to structural abnormalities or iatrogenic factors. The precise mechanism underlying idiopathic harlequin syndrome remains unclear. Here, we describe a case of a 6-year-old boy who reported left hemifacial flushing and sweating after exercise...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916427/tea-cocoa-coffee-and-affective-disorders-vicious-or-virtuous-cycle
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Tatiana García-Blanco, Alberto Dávalos, Francesco Visioli
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of psychiatric disorders is increasing worldwide, which underscores the importance of increasing research in this field, in terms of better detection, prevention based on improvement of lifestyle and diet, and effectiveness of treatment. Increasing evidence suggest that diet and exercise can affect proper neuronal development and physiology and protect the brain from neurological illnesses or injuries. Of note, cocoa, tea, and coffee are being actively investigated because they are rich in (poly)phenolic compounds that can modulate mental health, namely brain plasticity, behavior, mood, depression, and cognition...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898256/comparative-study-of-the-physiotherapeutic-and-drug-protocol-and-low-level-laser-irradiation-in-the-treatment-of-pain-associated-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction
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Marcos Fernando Xisto Braga Cavalcanti, Uoston Holder Silva, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Rodrigo A B Lopes-Martins, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Rodney Capp Pallotta, Francesca Diomede, Oriana Trubiani, Natalia De Isla, Lucio Frigo
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a structure of the craniofacial complex affected by neurological diseases. Orthopedic and musculoskeletal changes can also cause temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and pain. Low-level laser (LLL) therapy has been studied in the treatment of temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) dysfunction, and controversial results were obtained. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was comparing the physiotherapeutic and drug protocol (PDP) to LLL therapy in the treatment of pain associated with TMD...
December 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818975/effect-of-muscle-contractions-on-cartilage-morphological-and-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-the-knee-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Marco Kawamura Demange, Camilo Partezani Helito, Paulo Victor Partezani Helito, Felipe Ferreira de Souza, Riccardo Gomes Gobbi, Alexandre Fogaça Cristante
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of complete absence of muscle contractions on normal human cartilage in the presence of joint motion. METHODS: Patients with complete acute spinal cord injuries were enrolled. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on both knees as soon as their medical condition was stable and at six months after the primary lesion. All patients received rehabilitation treatment that included lower-limb passive motion exercises twice a day...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816415/neuroprotective-effects-of-endurance-exercise-against-neuroinflammation-in-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-mice
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Yongchul Jang, Jung-Hoon Koo, Insu Kwon, Eun-Bum Kang, Hyun-Seob Um, Hideaki Soya, Youngil Lee, Joon-Yong Cho
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the main degenerative neurological disorders accompanying death of dopaminergic neurons prevalent in aged population. Endurance exercise (EE) has been suggested to confer neurogenesis and mitigate the degree of seriousness of PD. However, underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for exercise-mediated neuroprotection against PD remain largely unknown. Given the relevant interplay between elevated α-synuclein and neuroinflammation in a poor prognosis and vicious progression of PD and anti-inflammatory effects of EE, we hypothesized that EE would reverse motor dysfunction and cell death caused by PD...
January 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795733/the-effect-of-abscisic-acid-chronic-treatment-on-neuroinflammatory-markers-and-memory-in-a-rat-model-of-high-fat-diet-induced-neuroinflammation
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Sandra Sánchez-Sarasúa, Salma Moustafa, Álvaro García-Avilés, María Fernanda López-Climent, Aurelio Gómez-Cadenas, Francisco E Olucha-Bordonau, Ana M Sánchez-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Western diet and lifestyle are associated with overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, which, in turn, are correlated with neuroinflammation processes. Exercise and a healthy diet are important in the prevention of these disorders. However, molecules inhibiting neuroinflammation might also be efficacious in the prevention and/or treatment of neurological disorders of inflammatory etiology. The abscisic acid (ABA) is a phytohormone involved in hydric-stress responses. This compound is not only found in plants but also in other organisms, including mammals...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747393/exercise-effects-in-huntington-disease
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Sebastian Frese, Jens A Petersen, Maria Ligon-Auer, Sandro Manuel Mueller, Violeta Mihaylova, Saskia M Gehrig, Veronika Kana, Elisabeth J Rushing, Evelyn Unterburger, Georg Kägi, Jean-Marc Burgunder, Marco Toigo, Hans H Jung
Huntington disease (HD) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms across a wide range of neurological domains, including cognitive and motor dysfunction. There is still no causative treatment for HD but environmental factors such as passive lifestyle may modulate disease onset and progression. In humans, multidisciplinary rehabilitation has a positive impact on cognitive functions. However, a specific role for exercise as a component of an environmental enrichment effect has been difficult to demonstrate...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746037/-sexuality-of-patients-with-neurological-disability-perception-of-healthcare-professionals-of-a-neurologic-rehabilitation-hospital-unit
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F Babany, S Hamdoun, P Denys, G Amarenco
: Sexual disorders are common after neurological diseases. The reconstruction of sexuality is a major issue after neurologic disability. Why is this topic not covered in rehabilitation medicine except specialized service? The aim of this pilot study was to assess the perception of the healthcare professionals (HCPs) and to understand why this topic was not addressed. We conducted a pilot, observational, monocentric study from February to March 2016 in HCPs from a neurologic rehabilitation hospital unit...
December 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704519/exertional-heat-stroke-about-4-cases
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Mohamed Taha Khoufi, Ali Mrabet, Abderraouf Ben Mansour, Khaled Lamine, Mustapha Ferjani, Mondher Yedeas
Exertional heat stroke is defined as hyperthermia associated with neurological signs related to intense physical activity performed in a hot environment. This is a medical emergency and life-threatening. In this study, we investigated four cases of exertional heat stroke hospitalized at the military hospital in Tunis (Tunisia) to describe the clinical, therapeutic and preventive characteristics and factors favoring this disease. Four young soldiers, 23 to 44 years older, have developed Exertional heat stroke after Intense and prolonged exercise...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685362/border-collie-collapse-owner-survey-results-and-veterinary-description-of-videotaped-episodes
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Susan Taylor, Katie Minor, Cindy L Shmon, G Diane Shelton, Edward E Patterson, James R Mickelson
Completed surveys were obtained from owners of 165 border collies experiencing repeated episodes of abnormal gait or collapse during strenuous exercise. Unremarkable veterinary evaluation and lack of disease progression over time made common systemic, cardiac, and neurologic causes of exercise intolerance unlikely. Survey questions addressed signalment, age of onset, description of episodes, and owner perception of factors associated with collapse. Most dogs were young adults (median 2 yr) when episodes began, and they had experienced from 2 to more than 100 episodes (median 6) prior to their owners completing the survey...
November 2016: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642150/-pulmonary-complications-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-children
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T Pincez, L Calamy, Z Germont, A Lemoine, A-A Lopes, A Massiot, J Tencer, C Thivent, A Hadchouel
Acute and chronic pulmonary complications are frequent in sickle cell disease (SCD), with different spectrum and characteristics in children and adults. Chronic hypoxia is frequent and plays a role in several respiratory complications in SCD. Furthermore, hypoxia has been associated with a higher risk of cerebral ischemia. Despite differing oxygen affinity between hemoglobin A and S, standard pulse oximetry was shown to be accurate in diagnosing hypoxia in SCD patients. Whereas acute hypoxia management is similar to non-SCD patients, chronic hypoxia treatment is mainly based on a transfusion program rather than long-term oxygen therapy...
October 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583249/the-impact-of-physical-activity-on-non-motor-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Melanie E Cusso, Kenneth J Donald, Tien K Khoo
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that is associated with both motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS). The management of PD is primarily via pharmaceutical treatment; however, non-pharmaceutical interventions have become increasingly recognized in the management of motor and NMS. In this review, the efficacy of physical activity, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, as an intervention in NMS will be assessed. The papers were extracted between the 20th and 22nd of June 2016 from PubMed, Web of Science, Medline, Ovid, SportsDiscuss, and Scopus using the MeSH search terms "Parkinson's," "Parkinson," and "Parkinsonism" in conjunction with "exercise," "physical activity," "physiotherapy," "occupational therapy," "physical therapy," "rehabilitation," "dance," and "martial arts...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570904/-assessing-motor-cognition-interaction-of-patients-with-cognitive-disorders-clinical-aspects
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R Schniepp, M Wuehr, F Schöberl, A Zwergal
BACKGROUND: Difficulties of walking and deficits of cognitive functions appear to be associated in the elderly. Thus, clinical assessment in geriatry and neurology should focus on: (1) diagnostic approaches covering both domains of everyday functioning; (2) therapeutic interventions that take into account possible interactions and synergies of both domains. DISCUSSION: In order to assess the capability for motor-cognitive interactions in the elderly it is recommended to investigate walking patterns during dual-tasks (e...
August 2016: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524962/aerobic-exercise-as-a-tool-to-improve-hippocampal-plasticity-and-function-in-humans-practical-implications-for-mental-health-treatment
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REVIEW
Aaron Kandola, Joshua Hendrikse, Paul J Lucassen, Murat Yücel
Aerobic exercise (AE) has been widely praised for its potential benefits to cognition and overall brain and mental health. In particular, AE has a potent impact on promoting the function of the hippocampus and stimulating neuroplasticity. As the evidence-base rapidly builds, and given most of the supporting work can be readily translated from animal models to humans, the potential for AE to be applied as a therapeutic or adjunctive intervention for a range of human conditions appears ever more promising. Notably, many psychiatric and neurological disorders have been associated with hippocampal dysfunction, which may underlie the expression of certain symptoms common to these disorders, including (aspects of) cognitive dysfunction...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516670/hyperhidrosis-in-iranian-traditional-medicine
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Aniseh Saffar Shahroodi, Leila Shirbeigi
BACKGROUND: Excessive sweating is a medical condition in which a person sweats much more than needed. The medical name of this disorder is hyperhidrosis known as a common dermal problem that affects people of all ages and leads to negative impact on the quality of life. During the last decades, several studies have shown that in many cases of hyperhidrosis there is no evidence of systemic disease. Therefore, most treatments are temporary and symptomatic therapy. According to Iranian traditional medicine (ITM), different approaches are mentioned for hyperhidrosis...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508488/the-spiritism-as-therapy-in-the-health-care-in-the-epilepsy
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Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Cássia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Dulce Aparecida Barbosa, Ricardo Mario Arida
OBJECTIVE: to present a brief history of Spiritism, the vision of epilepsy by Spiritism, and the potential of spirituality and religiosity care as complementary and coadjutants treatments in epilepsy. METHOD: this is a brief review about the impact of faith, spirituality, and religiosity, particularly the Spiritism philosophy as complementary treatment to neurological disorders (particularly focusing on epilepsy) and mental health. We conduct a review of published articles (about religion/spirituality and epilepsy) in the Pubmed and SciELO databases...
July 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506980/exclusive-expression-of-mecp2-in-the-nervous-system-distinguishes-between-brain-and-peripheral-rett-syndrome-like-phenotypes
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Paul D Ross, Jacky Guy, Jim Selfridge, Bushra Kamal, Noha Bahey, K Elizabeth Tanner, Thomas H Gillingwater, Ross A Jones, Christopher M Loughrey, Charlotte S McCarroll, Mark E S Bailey, Adrian Bird, Stuart Cobb
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe genetic disorder resulting from mutations in the X-linked MECP2 gene. MeCP2 protein is highly expressed in the nervous system and deficiency in the mouse central nervous system alone recapitulates many features of the disorder. This suggests that RTT is primarily a neurological disorder, although the protein is reportedly widely expressed throughout the body. To determine whether aspects of the RTT phenotype that originate in non-neuronal tissues might have been overlooked, we generated mice in which Mecp2 remains at near normal levels in the nervous system, but is severely depleted elsewhere...
August 9, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
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