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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206826/the-nine-hole-peg-test-as-a-manual-dexterity-performance-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Peter Feys, Ilse Lamers, Gordon Francis, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick
Impaired manual dexterity is a frequently reported disability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is increasingly prevalent with worsening disease. While various tests and patient-reported outcome measures are available, the Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT) is considered as a gold standard measure of manual dexterity and most frequently used in MS research and clinical practice. The MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) includes representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194375/rehabilitation-of-hamstring-muscle-injuries-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Amorim Ramos, Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani, Diego Costa Astur, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman, Moisés Cohen
Hamstring injuries are among the most frequent in sports. The high relapse rate is a challenge for sports medicine and has a great impact on athletes and sport teams. The treatment goal is to provide the athlete the same functional level as before the injury. Thus, functional rehabilitation is very important to the success of the treatment. Currently, several physical therapy modalities are used, according to the stage of the lesion, such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, and manual therapy...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193263/automated-freeze-thaw-cycles-for-decellularization-of-tendon-tissue-a-pilot-study
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Susanne Pauline Roth, Sina Marie Glauche, Amelie Plenge, Ina Erbe, Sandra Heller, Janina Burk
BACKGROUND: Decellularization of tendon tissue plays a pivotal role in current tissue engineering approaches for in vitro research as well as for translation of graft-based tendon restoration into clinics. Automation of essential decellularization steps like freeze-thawing is crucial for the development of more standardized decellularization protocols and commercial graft production under good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions in the future. METHODS: In this study, a liquid nitrogen-based controlled rate freezer was utilized for automation of repeated freeze-thawing for decellularization of equine superficial digital flexor tendons...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191780/cancer-stem-cells-therapeutic-target-database-the-first-comprehensive-database-for-therapeutic-targets-of-cancer-stem-cells
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Xiaoqing Hu, Ye Cong, Huizhe Howard Luo, Sijin Wu, Liyuan Eric Zhao, Quentin Liu, Yongliang Yang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of tumor cells that have strong self-renewal capabilities and may contribute to the failure of conventional cancer therapies. Hence, therapeutics homing in on CSCs represent a novel and promising approach that may eradicate malignant tumors. However, the lack of information on validated targets of CSCs has greatly hindered the development of CSC-directed therapeutics. Herein, we describe the Cancer Stem Cells Therapeutic Target Database (CSCTT), the first online database to provide a rich bioinformatics resource for the display, search, and analysis of structure, function, and related annotation for therapeutic targets of cancer stem cells...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191760/directing-differentiation-of-pluripotent-stem-cells-toward-retinal-pigment-epithelium-lineage
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Parul Choudhary, Heather Booth, Alex Gutteridge, Beata Surmacz, Irene Louca, Juliette Steer, Julie Kerby, Paul John Whiting
Development of efficient and reproducible conditions for directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into specific cell types is important not only to understand early human development but also to enable more practical applications, such as in vitro disease modeling, drug discovery, and cell therapies. The differentiation of stem cells to retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in particular holds promise as a source of cells for therapeutic replacement in age-related macular degeneration. Here we show development of an efficient method for deriving homogeneous RPE populations in a period of 45 days using an adherent, monolayer system and defined xeno-free media and matrices...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188529/dual-color-multiplex-analysis-of-protein-microarrays-for-precision-medicine
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Solomon Yeon, Florian Bell, Michael Shultz, Grace Lawrence, Michael Harpole, Virginia Espina
Generating molecular information in a clinically relevant time frame is the first hurdle to truly integrating precision medicine in health care. Reverse phase protein microarrays are being utilized in clinical trials for quantifying posttranslationally modified signal transduction proteins and cellular signaling pathways, allowing direct comparison of the activation state of proteins from multiple specimens, or individual patient specimens, within the same array. This technology provides diagnostic and therapeutic information critical to precision medicine...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169187/reptile-perinatology
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REVIEW
Krista A Keller
Reptile perinatology refers to the time period surrounding hatching, for oviparous species, and immediately after birth, for viviparous species. Veterinarians working in myriad conservation and breeding programs require knowledge in this area. This article reviews anatomy and physiology of the amniotic egg, the basics of artificial incubation, when manual pipping is indicated, and basic medicine of the reptile hatchling or neonate.
February 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156472/oncology-massage-impact-on-patient-with-cancer-and-caregiver-self-reported-symptoms-as-part-of-an-integrative-oncology-program-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Kathrin Milbury, Amy Spelman, Qi Wei, Pamela A Sumler, Curtiss M Beinhorn, Eduardo Bruera, Lorenzo Cohen
: 79 Background: Massage as a manual therapy has shown benefit for symptomatic relief in patients with cancer and their caregivers. We explored the impact of a single massage session on self-reported symptoms in an outpatient clinic at a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: Patients and caregivers received oncology massage treatments (30 or 60-min duration) at our Integrative Medicine Center outpatient clinic from Sep 2012-Jan 2015. Participants completed a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 0-10 scale, 10 most severe) pre- and post-massage...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130601/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-radiation-oncology-survey-of-patients-attitudes
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Sabrina Lettner, Kerstin A Kessel, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are gaining in importance, but objective data are mostly missing. However, in previous trials, methods such as acupuncture showed significant advantages compared to standard therapies. Thus, the aim was to evaluate most frequently used methods, their significance and the general acceptance amongst cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: A questionnaire of 18 questions based on the categorical classification released by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health was developed...
January 27, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129399/long-term-course-of-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-patients-receiving-integrative-korean-medicine-treatment-a-1-year-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Jinho Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Areum Choi, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kyung-Min Shin, Byung-Cheul Shin, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: With increase of spine surgeries, failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) prevalence is also rising. While complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is commonly used for low back pain (LBP), there are no studies reporting use of integrative Korean medicine in FBSS patients. METHODS: Patients with pain continuing after back surgery or recurring within 1 year and visual analogue scale (VAS) of LBP or leg pain of ≥6 (total n = 120) were recruited at 2 hospital sites from November 2011 to September 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127754/minority-representation-in-migraine-treatment-trials
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Nathaniel M Robbins, James L Bernat
BACKGROUND: Minorities have historically been underrepresented in clinical research trials despite having comparatively poor health indicators. Recognizing the dual inequalities of increased disease burden and decreased research participation, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Revitalization Act of 1993 mandated the inclusion and reporting of women and minorities in NIH-funded research. While progress has been made in the subsequent decades, this underrepresentation of minorities in research trials persists and has been documented in multiple disciplines...
January 27, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116462/-physiotherapy-interventions-in-the-icu-outcome-relevant-measurement-parameters
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E Zeiser
BACKGROUND: Guidelines cannot provide differentiated recommendations for physiotherapy (PT) in intensive care medicine. Scientific publications for PT in the intensive care unit (ICU) usually only have low levels of evidence and often express safety and feasibility of PT in the ICU. OBJECTIVE: Which measurement parameters are relevant for defining outcome and what interventions should one take into consideration? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was conducted...
January 23, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116216/subsequent-fertility-of-goats-with-prenatal-mortality-diagnosed-by-ultrasound-and-treated-by-pgf2%C3%AE-and-oxytetracycline
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A S Aban, R M Abdelghafar, M E Badawi, A M Almubarak
Thirteen Saanen and Saanen crossbred female goats, between the ages of 6 months and 7, years were presented to the clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Sudan University of Science and Technology, for sonographic pregnancy diagnosis. Transabdominal ultrasound was performed using 3.5 MHz probe which revealed non-viable fetuses as judged by absence of heart beats and movements. Twelve goats were given single i/m injection of PGF2α analogue and 5% oxytetracycline. Ten goats responded to the treatment and six of them became pregnant and gave birth within the normal gestational period...
2017: Veterinary Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115321/manual-acupuncture-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Rong Wang, Xiuxia Li, Shenghu Zhou, Xiaogang Zhang, Kehu Yang, Xusheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of manual acupuncture (MA) in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: We searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing MA versus sham/placebo or no intervention in patients with MPS in the following databases from inception to January 2016: PubMed; Cochrane Library; Embase; Web of Science; and China Biology Medicine. Two reviewers independently screened the literature extracted data and assessed the quality of the included studies according to the risk of bias tool recommended by the Cochrane Handbook (V...
January 23, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104709/utility-of-social-media-and-crowd-sourced-data-for-pharmacovigilance-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Andrea C Tricco, Wasifa Zarin, Erin Lillie, Ba Pham, Sharon E Straus
INTRODUCTION: Adverse events associated with medications are under-reported in postmarketing surveillance systems. A systematic review of published data from 37 studies worldwide (including Canada) found the median under-reporting rate of adverse events to be 94% in spontaneous reporting systems. This scoping review aims to assess the utility of social media and crowd-sourced data to detect and monitor adverse events related to health products including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics and natural health products...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103591/searching-the-footprints-of-pioneers-on-neurology-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Kang Min Park, Jee-Eun Kim, Yerim Kim, Si Eun Kim, Dae Young Yoon, Jong Seok Bae
BACKGROUND: We identify the most cited articles that have influenced the clinical practices of neurologists. METHODS: We first analyzed the top 100 cited articles published in 50 neurology journals with high impact factors. We collected all of the original articles on clinical neurology published in all 554 medical journals. The Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science search tools were used to identify the top 100 cited articles in the database of Journal Citation Reports since 1950, which were then manually reviewed to discover their contents...
January 20, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097499/automating-perforator-flap-mra-and-cta-reporting
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Christopher J Lange, Nanda Deepa Thimmappa, Srikanth R Boddu, Silvina P Dutruel, Mengchao Pei, Zerwa Farooq, Ashkan Heshmatzadeh Behzadi, Yi Wang, Ramin Zabih, Martin R Prince
Surgical breast reconstruction after mastectomy requires precise perforator coordinates/dimensions, perforator course, and fat volume in a radiology report. Automatic perforator reporting software was implemented as an OsiriX Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer plugin. For perforator analysis, the user identifies a reference point (e.g., umbilicus) and marks each perforating artery/vein bundle with multiple region of interest (ROI) points along its course beginning at the muscle-fat interface...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096677/long-term-bicycle-riding-ameliorates-the-depression-of-the-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-by-affecting-the-levels-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-18
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Chunhui Zhao, Hui Ma, Lei Yang, Yong Xiao
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis patients with depression have a higher risk of death and hospitalization. Although there is pharmacological management for the depression of hemodialysis patients, the adverse effect of the drug limits the use. The nonpharmacological way, bicycle riding, may be an effective way for the therapy of the depression in hemodialysis patients. However, the underlying mechanism of this relationship is still not fully explained, while interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-18 (IL-18) are associated with depression and exercise...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095892/comparative-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-chuna-manual-therapy-versus-conventional-usual-care-for-nonacute-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-multicenter-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-pcrn-study
#19
Byung-Cheul Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Jae-Heung Cho, Jae-Young Jung, Koh-Woon Kim, Jun-Hwan Lee, Kibong Nam, Min Ho Lee, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kwang-Ho Heo, Namkwen Kim, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: While Chuna manual therapy is a Korean manual therapy widely used primarily for low back pain (LBP)-related disorders in Korea, well-designed studies on the comparative effectiveness of Chuna manual therapy are scarce. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is the protocol for a three-armed, multicenter, pragmatic randomized controlled pilot trial. Sixty severe nonacute LBP patients (pain duration of at least 3 weeks, Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) ≥5) will be recruited at four Korean medicine hospitals...
January 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090515/a-systematic-review-of-combinatorial-treatment-with-warming-and-invigorating-drugs-and-levothyroxine-for-hypothyroidism-caused-by-hashimoto-disease
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Xiangwen Cheng, Zixiao Wei, Guangde Zhang, Xin Shao, Bo Li, Rui Gao
BACKGROUND: We used the systematic review method to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of combinatorial treatment with warming and invigorating drugs and levothyroxine on hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT). METHODS: We set inclusion and exclusion criteria, searched for studies using electronic databases and manual retrieval, selected studies according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and assessed the qualities of the included studies according to the Jadad scale...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
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