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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813825/research-of-the-bws-system-for-lower-extremity-rehabilitation-robot
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Xiao Zhang, Weida Li, Juan Li, Xiaowei Cai
Body weight support (BWS) system is increasingly used in conjunction with treadmills to assist the patients with neurological impairments. Owing to lower limbs of the patients unable to bear the whole weight during the rehabilitation training, some weight can be removed to help the patients recover the basic walking ability gradually. Therefore, considering the man-machine relationship and the effects of the rehabilitation, a wire-driven BWS system is designed. The main unit of the system is an active closed-loop controlled drive to generate the exact desired force...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812446/higher-dietary-intake-of-vitamin-d-may-influence-total-cholesterol-and-carbohydrate-profile-independent-of-body-composition-in-men-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Christopher Beal, Ashraf Gorgey, Pamela Moore, Nathan Wong, Robert A Adler, David Gater
STUDY DESIGN: A case-control design. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of dietary vitamin D intake on insulin sensitivity (Si), glucose effectiveness (Sg), and lipid profile in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: 20 male, paraplegic (T3-L1) with chronic (> one year) motor complete SCI (AIS A or B) were recruited. Three-day dietary records were analyzed for dietary vitamin D (calciferol), and participants were assigned to one of two groups, a high vitamin D intake group and a low vitamin D intake group based on the mid-point of vitamin D frequency distribution...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812414/adipokine-genes-and-radiographic-hand-osteoarthritis-in-finnish-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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S Hämäläinen, S Solovieva, T Vehmas, A Hirvonen, P Leino-Arjas
OBJECTIVES: Available evidence suggests that genetic factors and overweight play major roles in the aetiology of osteoarthritis (OA). We analysed the association of 18 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from nine adipokine and adipokine receptor genes (LEP, LEPR, ADIPOQ, RETN, NAMPT, SERPINA12, ITLN1, RARRES2, and APLN) with radiographic hand OA. METHOD: The study design was cross-sectional. Bilateral hand radiographs of 542 occupationally active Finnish female dentists and teachers aged 45-63 years were examined and classified for the presence of hand OA using reference images...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811764/revisional-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-failed-gastric-banding-and-effects-of-exercise-and-frequent-sweet-eating-on-its-outcome
#4
Hamed A AlWadaani, Abdul Qadeer
OBJECTIVE: To find out effectiveness of revisional laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (RLSG) in the patients who had laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and failed to reduce or regained the weight and effectiveness of sweet abstaining and exercise on postoperative weight loss. METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted at AlMoosa Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from December 2011 to November 2016. The patients who failed to reduce, regained the weight or had complications after LAGB, were performed RLSG...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811738/predictors-of-retention-among-african-americans-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-test-the-healthy-eating-and-active-living-in-the-spirit-heals-intervention
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Oluwole A Babatunde, Swann Arp Adams, Michael D Wirth, Jan M Eberth, Jameson Sofge, Seul Ki Choi, Brook E Harmon, Lisa Davis, Ruby Drayton, Thomas G Hurley, Heather M Brandt, Cheryl A Armstead, James R Hébert
INTRODUCTION: Retention of racial/ethnic minority groups into research trials is necessary to fully understand and address health disparities. This study was conducted to identify participants' characteristics associated with retention of African Americans (AAs) in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a behavioral intervention. METHODS: Using data from an RCT conducted from 2009 to 2012 among AAs, participant-level factors were examined for associations with retention between three measurement points (ie, baseline, 3-month, and 12-month)...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808184/obesity-is-associated-with-the-arg389gly-adrb1-but-not-with-the-trp64arg-adrb3-polymorphism-in-children-from-san-luis-potos%C3%A3-and-le%C3%A3-n-m%C3%A3-xico
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Celia Aradillas-Garc X Cd, Miguel Cruz, Elva Pérez-Luque, María E Garay-Sevilla, Juan M Malacara, Aduna R, Jesús Peralta, Ana Burguete-García, Jorge A Alegría-Torres
This research was designed to analyze the possible associations of Arg389Gly ADRB1 and Trp64Arg ADRB3 polymorphisms in children with obesity. A cross-sectional study included 1,046 school-age Mexican participants (6-12 years old) from the cities of San Luis PotosÍ and León. Children were classified as non-obese or obese according to their body mass index (BMI) percentile; obese children had a BMI≥95th percentile for sex and age. Biochemical data were collected. Polymorphisms were detected using TaqMan qPCR assay...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807314/a-candidate-gene-approach-to-study-nematode-resistance-traits-in-naturally-infected-sheep
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Hazel Wilkie, Valentina Riggio, Oswald Matika, Louise Nicol, Kathryn A Watt, Rona Sinclair, Alexandra M Sparks, Daniel H Nussey, Josephine M Pemberton, Ross D Houston, John Hopkins
Sheep naturally acquire a degree of resistant immunity to parasitic worm infection through repeated exposure. However, the immune response and clinical outcome vary greatly between animals. Genetic polymorphisms in genes integral to differential T helper cell polarization may contribute to variation in host response and disease outcome. A total of twelve single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were sequenced in IL23R, RORC2 and TBX21 from genomic DNA of Scottish Blackface lambs. Of the twelve SNPs, six were non-synonymous (missense), four were within the 3' UTRs and two were intronic...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806491/the-association-between-dysregulated-adipocytokines-in-early-pregnancy-and-development-of-gestational-diabetes
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Sally K Abell, Soulmaz Shorakae, Cheryce L Harrison, Danielle Hiam, Alba Moreno-Asso, Nigel K Stepto, Barbora De Courten, Helena J Teede
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association of adipocytokines and other inflammatory markers with development of GDM. METHODS: Serum adipocytokines and inflammatory markers were studied at 12-15 weeks gestation using biobanked control samples from a randomised trial. Study participants were identified as high risk for GDM using a validated clinical risk prediction tool. Markers were tested using commercial ELISA kits for high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin, interleukin-6 (IL-6), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, visfatin, omentin-1, sex-hormone binding globulin, monocyte chemoattractant protein and asymmetrical dimethylarginine...
August 14, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806489/characteristics-of-spontaneous-births-attended-by-midwives-and-physicians-in-us-hospitals-in-2014
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Patrick Thornton
INTRODUCTION: This study compares characteristics and birth outcomes of women attended by certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (midwives) and physicians in US hospitals in 2014. METHODS: Data reported in 2014 on the 2003 version of the US birth certificate were examined. Spontaneous vaginal births attributed to midwives and physicians and occurring in hospitals were included. Demographic and risk profiles and adjusted odds ratios for maternal and newborn outcomes were compared by provider type...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803638/impact-of-obesity-on-intensive-care-unit-resource-utilization-after-cardiac-operations
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Brandon R Rosvall, Keir Forgie, Jeffrey B MacLeod, Alexandra M Yip, Christie Aguiar, Sohrab Lutchmedial, Craig Brown, Rand Forgie, Jean Francois Légaré, Ansar Hassan
BACKGROUND: Much has been published about the effect of obesity on adverse outcomes after cardiac operations, yet little is known regarding the effect of obesity on intensive care unit (ICU) resource utilization. This study examined the effect of obesity on ICU resource utilization after cardiac operations. METHODS: All patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 kg/m(2) or higher who underwent a cardiac surgical procedure between 2006 and 2013 were stratified into the following weight categories: normal (BMI 18...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801983/body-weight-status-and-health-care-expenditure-among-university-retirees-in-beijing-china
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Ning Jiang, Hongjun Yu, Ruopeng An
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of overweight and obesity on health-care expenditure among university retirees in Beijing, China. METHODS: Annual health surveys of retirees were conducted at Tsinghua University during 2011-2016. Individual random-effect regressions were performed to estimate incremental health-care expenditures attributable to overweight/obesity, adjusting for various individual characteristics. RESULTS: Compared to their normal-weight counterparts, obesity was associated with an increase in annual out-of-pocket expenditure on outpatient care by 27%, inpatient care 19% and medication 15%, and an increase in annual total out-of-pocket health-care expenditure by 33%...
August 11, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801974/heritability-estimates-of-endurance-related-phenotypes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eri Miyamoto-Mikami, Hirofumi Zempo, Noriyuki Fuku, Naoki Kikuchi, Motohiko Miyachi, Haruka Murakami
The aim of this study was to clarify heritability estimates for endurance-related phenotypes and the underlying factors affecting these estimates. A systematic literature search was conducted for studies reporting heritability estimates of endurance-related phenotypes using the PubMed database (up to September 30, 2016). Studies that estimated the heritability of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max), submaximal endurance phenotypes, and endurance performance were selected. The weighted mean heritability for endurance-related phenotypes was calculated using a random-effects model...
August 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801435/differences-in-the-pregnancy-gestation-period-and-mean-birth-weights-in-infants-born-to-indian-pakistani-bangladeshi-and-white-british-mothers-in-luton-uk-a-retrospective-analysis-of-routinely-collected-data
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Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Andy Guppy, Malcolm Griffiths, Gurch Randhawa
OBJECTIVE: To compare mean birth weights and gestational age at delivery of infants born to Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis using routinely recorded secondary data in Ciconia Maternity information System, between 2008 and 2013. SETTING: Luton, UK. PARTICIPANTS: Mothers whose ethnicity was recorded as white British, Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Indian and living in Luton, aged over 16, who had a live singleton birth over 24 weeks of gestation were included in the analysis (n=14 871)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800176/catheter-ablation-of-left-atrial-arrhythmias-on-uninterrupted-oral-anticoagulation-with-vitamin-k-antagonists-how-is-the-relationship-between-international-normalized-ratio-activated-clotting-time-and-procedure-related-complications
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Marc Kottmaier, Felix Bourier, Verena Semmler, Martha Telishevska, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Carsten Lennerz, Sarah Lengauer, Marielouise Kornmayer, Elena Rousseva, Stephanie Brooks, Amir Brkic, Christian Grebmer, Christoph Kolb, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer, Tilko Reents
BACKGROUND: Ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) on uninterrupted phenprocoumon reduces periprocedural thromboembolic and bleeding complications. Heparin is administered intraprocedurally to achieve activated clotting times (ACT) of 300-400 seconds. We investigated the effect of international normalized ratio (INR) on ACT and intraprocedural heparin requirements. Moreover, safety of a target ACT of 250-300 seconds was investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 949 patients referred for AF or left atrial tachycardia ablation...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799408/assessment-of-apixaban-prescribing-patterns-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-in-hospitalized-patients
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Caitlin M Gibson, Carmen B Smith, Sondra Davis, Michael J Scalese
BACKGROUND: Apixaban is a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Other DOACs require renal dose adjustments based solely on creatinine clearance. Apixaban differs in that its dose adjustments are more complex, potentially leading to prescribing errors. OBJECTIVE: To determine if adherence to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved dosing for apixaban is maintained in hospitalized patients with NVAF...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797036/first-trimester-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-did-not-increase-the-risk-of-preeclampsia-eclampsia-a-murmansk-county-birth-registry-study
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Olga A Kharkova, Andrej M Grjibovski, Alexandra Krettek, Evert Nieboer, Jon Ø Odland
BACKGROUND: Although prior studies have shown that smoking reduces preeclampsia/eclampsia risk, the consequence of giving up this habit during pregnancy should be assessed. The aims of the current study were threefold: (i) describe maternal characteristics of women with preeclampsia/eclampsia; (ii) examine a possible association between the number of cigarettes smoked daily during pregnancy and the development of this affliction; and (iii) determine if first-trimester discontinuation of smoking during pregnancy influences the risk...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796674/neonatal-morbidity-of-small-and-large-for-gestational-age-neonates-born-at-term-in-uncomplicated-pregnancies
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Suneet P Chauhan, Madeline Murguia Rice, William A Grobman, Jennifer Bailit, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Kenneth J Leveno, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Jorge E Tolosa
OBJECTIVE: To compare morbidity among small-for-gestational-age (SGA; birth weight less than the 10th percentile for gestational age), appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA; birth weight 10th to 90th percentile; reference group), and large-for-gestational-age (LGA; birth weight greater than the 90th percentile) neonates in apparently uncomplicated pregnancies at term (37 weeks of gestation or greater). METHODS: This secondary analysis, derived from an observational obstetric cohort of 115,502 deliveries, included women with apparently uncomplicated pregnancies of nonanomalous singletons who had confirmatory ultrasound dating no later than the second trimester and who delivered between 37 0/7 and 42 6/7 weeks of gestation...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796598/prevalence-correlates-and-time-trends-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-among-israeli-adults-estimates-from-the-israeli-national-health-interview-survey-2014-2015
#18
Samah Hayek, Anneke Ifrah, Teena Enav, Tamy Shohat
INTRODUCTION: Chronic diseases constitute a major public health challenge. The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) has increased. The objective of our study was to describe the prevalence, correlates, and time trends of MCC in the Israeli population and among the nation's 2 main population groups (Jewish and Arab). METHODS: To describe the prevalence of correlates of MCC, we used data from the 2014-2015 Israeli National Health Interview Survey-III (INHIS-III)...
August 10, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795682/effects-of-antenatal-diet-and-physical-activity-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis-and-health-economic-evaluation
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Ewelina Rogozińska, Nadine Marlin, Louise Jackson, Girish Rayanagoudar, Anneloes E Ruifrok, Julie Dodds, Emma Molyneaux, Mireille Nm van Poppel, Lucilla Poston, Christina A Vinter, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Jodie M Dodd, Julie Owens, Ruben Barakat, Maria Perales, Jose G Cecatti, Fernanda Surita, SeonAe Yeo, Annick Bogaerts, Roland Devlieger, Helena Teede, Cheryce Harrison, Lene Haakstad, Garry X Shen, Alexis Shub, Nermeen El Beltagy, Narges Motahari, Janette Khoury, Serena Tonstad, Riitta Luoto, Tarja I Kinnunen, Kym Guelfi, Fabio Facchinetti, Elisabetta Petrella, Suzanne Phelan, Tânia T Scudeller, Kathrin Rauh, Hans Hauner, Kristina Renault, Christianne Jm de Groot, Linda R Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Signe Nilssen Stafne, Siv Mørkved, Kjell Å Salvesen, Dorte M Jensen, Márcia Vitolo, Arne Astrup, Nina Rw Geiker, Sally Kerry, Pelham Barton, Tracy Roberts, Richard D Riley, Arri Coomarasamy, Ben Willem Mol, Khalid S Khan, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Diet- and physical activity-based interventions in pregnancy have the potential to alter maternal and child outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether or not the effects of diet and lifestyle interventions vary in subgroups of women, based on maternal body mass index (BMI), age, parity, Caucasian ethnicity and underlying medical condition(s), by undertaking an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis. We also evaluated the association of gestational weight gain (GWG) with adverse pregnancy outcomes and assessed the cost-effectiveness of the interventions...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795161/corrigendum-to-weight-adjusted-lean-body-mass-and-calf-circumference-are-protective-against-obesity-associated-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-abnormalities
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Toshinari Takamura, Yuki Kita, Masatoshi Nakagen, Masaru Sakurai, Yuki Isobe, Yumie Takeshita, Kohzo Kawai, Takeshi Urabe, Shuichi Kaneko
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00347.].
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