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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528376/isometric-handgrip-as-an-adjunct-for-blood-pressure-control-a-primer-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Cheri L McGowan, David N Proctor, Ian Swaine, Robert D Brook, Elizabeth A Jackson, Phillip D Levy
Considered a global health crisis by the World Health Organization, hypertension (HTN) is the leading risk factor for death and disability. The majority of treated patients do not attain evidence-based clinical targets, which increases the risk of potentially fatal complications. HTN is the most common chronic condition seen in primary care; thus, implementing therapies that lower and maintain BP to within-target ranges is of tremendous public health importance. Isometric handgrip (IHG) training is a simple intervention endorsed by the American Heart Association as a potential adjuvant BP-lowering treatment...
June 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528354/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-resistance-training-in-women-with-chronic-computer-related-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Xiao Li, Caina Lin, Cuicui Liu, Songjian Ke, Qing Wan, Haijie Luo, Zhuxi Huang, Wenjun Xin, Chao Ma, Shaoling Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic computer-related neck pain is common among office workers. Studies have proposed neck strengthening exercise as a therapy to pain relieving and function improvement. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different loading resistance trainings and we hypothesized that women with work-related neck pain could benefit more from progressive resistance training for pain and function recovery. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted and subjects characterized by monotonous jobs were recruited...
May 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527493/impact-of-total-laryngectomy-on-return-to-work
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Jose Miguel Costa, Montserrat López, Jacinto García, Xavier León, Miquel Quer
INTRODUCTION: Total laryngectomy is one of the most mutilating oncological operations. There are no specific studies evaluating return to work after this surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of 116 laryngectomized patients who were disease- free and had a minimum follow-up of 2 years from total laryngectomy. A survey was conducted to find out their employment situation before and after surgery. At the time of surgery, 62 (53%) were working, 40 (35%) were retired and 14 (12%) were in a disability situation...
May 17, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527235/implementing-the-icf-in-occupational-health-building-a-curriculum-as-an-exemplary-case
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C P M de Brouwer, L G P M van Amelsvoort, Y F Heerkens, G A M Widdershoven, I J Kant
BACKGROUND: This paper addresses the need for a paradigm shift from post-diagnosis tertiary care towards maintenance and promotion of health across the lifespan, for healthcare in general and in occupational healthcare specifically. It is based on the assumption that the realization of this paradigm shift may be facilitated by teaching (future) occupational health professionals to use the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). OBJECTIVE: Describing the development of a an ICF based occupational health curriculum...
May 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527135/association-between-muscle-function-cognitive-state-depression-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-of-older-people-evidence-from-clinical-practice
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Salah Gariballa, Awad Alessa
BACKGROUND: Although low muscle function/strength is an important predictor of poor clinical outcome in older patients, information on its impact on mental health in clinical practice is still lacking. AIMS: The aim of this report is to measure the impact of low muscle function measured by handgrip strength on mental health of older people during both acute illness and recovery. METHODS: Four hundred and thirty-two randomly selected hospitalized older patients had their baseline demographic and clinical characteristics assessed within 72 h of admission, at 6 weeks and at 6 months...
May 19, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526295/large-scale-exploratory-genetic-analysis-of-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ignacio F Mata, Catherine O Johnson, James B Leverenz, Daniel Weintraub, John Q Trojanowski, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, Beate Ritz, Rebecca Rausch, Stewart A Factor, Cathy Wood-Siverio, Joseph F Quinn, Kathryn A Chung, Amie L Peterson-Hiller, Alberto J Espay, Fredy J Revilla, Johnna Devoto, Dora Yearout, Shu-Ching Hu, Brenna A Cholerton, Thomas J Montine, Karen L Edwards, Cyrus P Zabetian
Cognitive impairment is a common and disabling problem in Parkinson's disease (PD). Identification of genetic variants that influence the presence or severity of cognitive deficits in PD might provide a clearer understanding of the pathophysiology underlying this important nonmotor feature. We genotyped 1105 PD patients from the PD Cognitive Genetics Consortium for 249,336 variants using the NeuroX array. Participants underwent assessments of learning and memory (Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised [HVLT-R]), working memory/executive function (Letter-Number Sequencing and Trail Making Test [TMT] A and B), language processing (semantic and phonemic verbal fluency), visuospatial abilities (Benton Judgment of Line Orientation [JoLO]), and global cognitive function (Montreal Cognitive Assessment)...
April 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523493/the-socio-economic-impact-of-work-disability-due-to-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-brazil
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Renata de S B Fróes, Ana Teresa Pugas Carvalho, Antonio Jose de V Carneiro, Adriana Maria Hilu de Barros Moreira, Jessica P L Moreira, Ronir R Luiz, Heitor S de Souza
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) might have economic and social impacts in Brazil, where its prevalence has increased recently. This study aimed to assess disability due to IBD in the Brazilian population and demographic factors potentially associated with absence from work. METHODS: Analysis was performed using the computerized Single System of Social Security Benefits Information, with a cross-check for aid pension and disability retirement, for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC)...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523266/stimulating-fracture-healing-in-ischemic-environments-does-oxygen-direct-stem-cell-fate-during-fracture-healing
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REVIEW
Katherine R Miclau, Sloane A Brazina, Chelsea S Bahney, Kurt D Hankenson, Thomas K Hunt, Ralph S Marcucio, Theodore Miclau
Bone fractures represent an enormous societal and economic burden as one of the most prevalent causes of disability worldwide. Each year, nearly 15 million people are affected by fractures in the United States alone. Data indicate that the blood supply is critical for fracture healing; as data indicate that concomitant bone and vascular injury are major risk factors for non-union. However, the various role(s) that the vasculature plays remains speculative. Fracture stabilization dictates stem cell fate choices during repair...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523022/the-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-in-iranian-dentists-an-epidemiological-study
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Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Nahid Rahmani, Faezeh Halimi, Muhammad Nazim Farooq
OBJECTIVE: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and prevalent work-related conditions. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors associated with LBP in dentists and to analyze the association between individual and occupational characteristics and LBP. METHODS: Following ethical approval, 300 dentists from Tehran Iran have voluntarily participated. Different questionnaires were completed to collect personal, occupational characteristics and the prevalence and risk factors of LBP...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521803/physical-interface-dynamics-alter-how-robotic-exosuits-augment-human-movement-implications-for-optimizing-wearable-assistive-devices
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Matthew B Yandell, Brendan T Quinlivan, Dmitry Popov, Conor Walsh, Karl E Zelik
BACKGROUND: Wearable assistive devices have demonstrated the potential to improve mobility outcomes for individuals with disabilities, and to augment healthy human performance; however, these benefits depend on how effectively power is transmitted from the device to the human user. Quantifying and understanding this power transmission is challenging due to complex human-device interface dynamics that occur as biological tissues and physical interface materials deform and displace under load, absorbing and returning power...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521527/employment-outcome-four-years-after-a-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-results-of-the-paris-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-study
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Alexis Ruet, Claire Jourdan, Eléonore Bayen, Emmanuelle Darnoux, Dalila Sahridj, Idir Ghout, Sylvie Azerad, Pascale Pradat Diehl, Philippe Aegerter, James Charanton, Claire Vallat Azouvi, Philippe Azouvi
OBJECTIVE: To describe employment outcome four years after a severe traumatic brain injury by the assessment of individual patients' preinjury sociodemographic data, injury-related and postinjury factors. DESIGN: A prospective, multicenter inception cohort of 133 adult patients in the Paris area (France) who had received a severe traumatic brain injury were followed up postinjury at one and four years. Sociodemographic data, factors related to injury severity and one-year functional and cognitive outcomes were prospectively collected...
May 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520495/an-approach-to-assess-the-burden-of-work-related-injury-disease-and-distress
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Paul A Schulte, Rene Pana-Cryan, Teresa Schnorr, Anita L Schill, Rebecca Guerin, Sarah Felknor, Gregory R Wagner
The true burden (morbidity, mortality, disability, cost, pain, distress) of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries is unknown, and what is reported as burden is significantly underestimated. This underestimation affects the way decision-makers view investments in research and worker protection, which in turn has a substantial impact on national welfare and public health. To better describe the societal and individual burdens of occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, we propose an approach to gauge what is known about burden and where new assessments may be made...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518005/safety-considerations-for-medical-staff-and-patients-who-fly-over-water-in-a-helicopter-for-work-or-recreation
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Christopher J Brooks, Conor V MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Around 25% of people involved in a helicopter accident in water do not survive. From time to time, physicians and their medical staff are required to fly over water in a helicopter to attend one or more seriously ill patients. Many will have had little or no experience of the issues involved if the helicopter has an accident in the water. Also as Family Practitioners, Aeromedical Examiners, and Flight Surgeons, they are asked to provide advice to patients, travel agents, and airline booking agents about whether an overwater helicopter flight is advisable or not...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516238/foot-pain-severity-is-associated-with-the-ratio-of-visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-mass-fat-mass-index-and-depression-in-women
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Tom P Walsh, John B Arnold, Tiffany K Gill, Angela M Evans, Alison Yaxley, Catherine L Hill, E Michael Shanahan
Body composition and poor mental health are risk factors for developing foot pain, but the role of different fat deposits and psychological features related to chronic pain are not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between body composition, psychological health and foot pain. Eighty-eight women participated in this study: 44 with chronic, disabling foot pain (mean age 55.3 SD 7.0 years, BMI 29.5 SD 6.7 kg/m(2)), and 44 age and BMI matched controls. Disabling foot pain was determined from the functional limitation domain of the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index...
May 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515738/chloroplast-atp-synthase-modulation-of-the-thylakoid-proton-motive-force-implications-for-photosystem-i-and-photosystem-ii-photoprotection
#15
Atsuko Kanazawa, Elisabeth Ostendorf, Kaori Kohzuma, Donghee Hoh, Deserah D Strand, Mio Sato-Cruz, Linda Savage, Jeffrey A Cruz, Nicholas Fisher, John E Froehlich, David M Kramer
In wild type plants, decreasing CO2 lowers the activity of the chloroplast ATP synthase, slowing proton efflux from the thylakoid lumen resulting in buildup of thylakoid proton motive force (pmf). The resulting acidification of the lumen regulates both light harvesting, via the qE mechanism, and photosynthetic electron transfer through the cytochrome b6f complex. Here, we show that the cfq mutant of Arabidopsis, harboring single point mutation in its γ-subunit of the chloroplast ATP synthase, increases the specific activity of the ATP synthase and disables its down-regulation under low CO2...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514911/action-learning-across-the-decades
#16
Ken Eason
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how action learning concepts were used in two healthcare projects undertaken many decades apart. The specific purpose in both cases was to examine how action learning can contribute to shared learning across key stakeholders in a complex socio-technical system. In each case study, action learning supported joint design programmes and the sharing of perspectives about the complex system under investigation. Design/methodology/approach Two action learning projects are described: first, the Hospital Internal Communications (HIC) project led by Reg Revans in the 1960s...
May 2, 2017: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514473/effective-team-practices-interprofessional-contributions-to-communication-issues-with-a-parent-s-perspective
#17
Karena Cooper-Duffy, Kerri Eaker
Purpose: This clinical focus article contains a detailed description of how to build effective teams that use interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) with special-education professionals, speech-language pathologists, and families of children with severe disabilities. Method: This clinical focus article provides information on using the essential elements of team building and IPCP to provide quality care to families who have children with severe disabilities...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513802/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-self-reported-disability-a-comparison-between-genders
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Mônica Faria Felicíssimo, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche, Amanda Cristina de Souza Andrade, Roseli Gomes de Andrade, Dário Alves da Silva Costa, César Coelho Xavier, Fernando Augusto Proietti, Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of disability and its association with sociodemographic and health characteristics stratified by sex. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study with a probabilistic sample including 4,048 residents aged ≥ 18 years in two health districts of Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil, during the period from 2008 to 2009. The outcome variable "disability" was established based on self-reported problems in body functions or structures. Sociodemographic characteristics ("sex," "age," "skin color," "marital status," "years of schooling," and "family income") and health ("reported morbidity," "health self-assessment," "quality of life," and "life satisfaction") were the explanatory variables...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512845/work-retirement-and-muscle-strength-loss-in-old-age
#19
Marco Bertoni, Stefania Maggi, Guglielmo Weber
Reduced muscle strength is an accurate predictor of functional limitations, disability, and mortality. Hence, understanding which socio-economic factors contribute to preserve muscle strength in old age is central to the design of social policies that help reducing these health risks. Using data on handgrip strength collected by the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe for the population of Europeans aged 50+ and the exogenous variation in pension eligibility age across countries over time, we estimate that the retirement transition has a short-term positive causal effect on muscle strength...
May 17, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510466/empirical-bayesian-geographical-mapping-of-occupational-accidents-among-iranian-workers
#20
Nasim Vahabi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Somnath Datta
BACKGROUND: Work-related accidents are believed to be a serious preventable cause of mortality and disability worldwide. This study aimed to provide Bayesian geographical maps of occupational injury rates among workers insured by the Iranian Social Security Organization. METHODS: The participants included all insured workers in the Iranian Social Security Organization database in 2012. One of the applications of the Bayesian approach called the Poisson-Gamma model was applied to estimate the relative risk of occupational accidents...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
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