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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418696/eccentric-exercise-kinesiology-tape-and-balance-in-healthy-men
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Simona Hosp, Ramona Folie, Robert Csapo, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
CONTEXT:   Deficits in balance have been identified as a possible risk factor for knee injuries in athletes. Despite a lack of evidence for its effectiveness, kinesiology tape (KT) is widely used to prevent knee injuries. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the influence of KT at the knee joint on balance ability in healthy men after eccentric exercise. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   Twelve young men with no history of lower limb injury volunteered for the study (age = 23...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401689/progressive-resistance-training-prt-improves-rheumatoid-arthritis-outcomes-a-district-general-hospital-dgh-model
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Klara Morsley, Berna Berntzen, Lisa Erwood, Toby Bellerby, Lyn Williamson
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid cachexia is common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and develops soon after diagnosis, despite adequate drug therapy. It is associated with multiple adverse effects on body composition, function and mortality. Progressive resistance training (PRT) improves these outcomes but is not widely prescribed outside of a research setting. The aim of the present study was to explore the practicality and effectiveness of providing PRT to patients in a district general hospital within the constraints of existing resources...
April 12, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371740/the-high-cost-of-swing-leg-circumduction-during-human-walking
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K Alex Shorter, Amy Wu, Arthur D Kuo
Humans tend to walk economically, with preferred step width and length corresponding to an energetic optimum. In the case of step width, it is costlier to walk with either wider or narrower steps than normally preferred. Wider steps require more mechanical work to redirect the body's motion laterally with each step, but the cost for narrower steps remains unexplained. Here we show that narrow steps are costly because they require the swing leg to be circumducted around the stance leg. Healthy adults (N=8) were tested walking with varying levels of circumduction, induced through lightweight, physical obstructions ("Fins") attached medially to the lower legs, during treadmill walking at fixed speed (1...
March 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355648/the-health-of-european-populations-introduction-to-the-special-supplement-on-the-2014-european-social-survey-ess-rotating-module-on-the-social-determinants-of-health
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Jason Beckfield, Mirza Balaj, Courtney L McNamara, Tim Huijts, Clare Bambra, Terje A Eikemo
This introduction summarizes the main findings of the Supplement 'Social inequalities in health and their determinants' to the European Journal of Public Health. The 16 articles that constitute this supplement use the new ESS (2014) health module data to analyze the distribution of health across European populations. Three main themes run across these articles: documentation of cross-national variation in the magnitude and patterning of health inequalities; assessment of health determinants variation across populations and in their contribution to health inequalities; and the examination of the effects of health outcomes across social groups...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296958/interaction-between-the-oculomotor-and-postural-systems-during-a-dual-task-compensatory-reductions-in-head-sway-following-visually-induced-postural-perturbations-promote-the-production-of-accurate-double-step-saccades-in-standing-human-adults
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Mathieu Boulanger, Guillaume Giraudet, Jocelyn Faubert
Humans routinely scan their environment for useful information using saccadic eye movements and/or coordinated movements of the eyes and other body segments such the head and the torso. Most previous eye movement studies were conducted with seated subject and showed that single saccades and sequences of saccades (e.g. double-step saccades) made to briefly flashed stimuli were equally accurate and precise. As one can easily appreciate, most gaze shifts performed daily by a given person are not produced from a seated position, but rather from a standing position either as subjects perform an action from an upright stance or as they walk from one place to another...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291178/comparison-of-single-intra-articular-injection-of-novel-hyaluronan-hya-joint-plus-with-synvisc-one-for-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial-of-efficacy-and-safety
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shu-Fen Sun, Chien-Wei Hsu, Huey-Shyan Lin, I-Hsiu Liou, Yin-Han Chen, Chia-Ling Hung
BACKGROUND: Viscosupplementation has been widely used for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Because we found no well-controlled trial comparing single-injection regimens of hyaluronan for knee osteoarthritis, we compared the efficacy and safety of a single intra-articular injection of a novel cross-linked hyaluronan (HYA-JOINT Plus) with a single injection of Synvisc-One in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind trial with a 6-month follow-up, 132 patients with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2 or 3) were randomized to receive 1 intra-articular injection of 3 mL of HYA-JOINT Plus (20 mg/mL) (n = 66) or 6 mL of Synvisc-One (8 mg/mL) (n = 66)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269388/testing-the-assumption-of-normality-in-body-sway-area-calculations-during-unipedal-stance-tests-with-an-inertial-sensor
#7
Kyoung Jae Kim, Jennifer Lucarevic, Christopher Bennett, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Robert Gailey, Vibhor Agrawal
The quantification of postural sway during the unipedal stance test is one of the essentials of posturography. A shift of center of pressure (CoP) is an indirect measure of postural sway and also a measure of a person's ability to maintain balance. A widely used method in laboratory settings to calculate the sway of body center of mass (CoM) is through an ellipse that encloses 95% of CoP trajectory. The 95% ellipse can be computed under the assumption that the spatial distribution of the CoP points recorded from force platforms is normal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248634/health-service-planning-and-sustainable-development-considering-what-where-and-how-care-is-delivered-through-a-pro-environmental-lens
#8
Sharon Desmond
The aim of the present paper was to review the opportunities currently available to health service planners to advance sustainable development in their future-facing roles within health service organisation. Critical challenges and enablers to facilitate health services planners in adopting a pro-environmental lens are discussed.What is known about the topic? Despite its harmful effect on the environment, health has been slower than other industries to embrace the sustainable development agenda. The attitudes and knowledge base of health service planners with regard to environmental sustainability has not been widely studied...
March 2, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227631/testing-the-assumption-of-normality-in-body-sway-area-calculations-during-unipedal-stance-tests-with-an-inertial-sensor
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Kyoung Jae Kim, Jennifer Lucarevic, Christopher Bennett, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Robert Gailey, Vibhor Agrawal, Kyoung Jae Kim, Jennifer Lucarevic, Christopher Bennett, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Robert Gailey, Vibhor Agrawal, Christopher Bennett, Vibhor Agrawal, Jennifer Lucarevic, Kyoung Jae Kim, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Robert Gailey
The quantification of postural sway during the unipedal stance test is one of the essentials of posturography. A shift of center of pressure (CoP) is an indirect measure of postural sway and also a measure of a person's ability to maintain balance. A widely used method in laboratory settings to calculate the sway of body center of mass (CoM) is through an ellipse that encloses 95% of CoP trajectory. The 95% ellipse can be computed under the assumption that the spatial distribution of the CoP points recorded from force platforms is normal...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208707/gaitkeeper-a-system-for-measuring-canine-gait
#10
Cassim Ladha, Jack O'Sullivan, Zoe Belshaw, Lucy Asher
It is understood gait has the potential to be used as a window into neurodegenerative disorders, identify markers of subclinical pathology, inform diagnostic algorithms of disease progression and measure the efficacy of interventions. Dogs' gaits are frequently assessed in a veterinary setting to detect signs of lameness. Despite this, a reliable, affordable and objective method to assess lameness in dogs is lacking. Most described canine lameness assessments are subjective, unvalidated and at high risk of bias...
February 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187890/evaluation-of-a-smartphone-based-assessment-system-in-subjects-with-chronic-ankle-instability
#11
Ya-Lan Chiu, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chueh-Ho Lin, You-Ruei Hou, Wen-Hsu Sung
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury, and approximately 80% of patients studied suffered recurrent sprains. These repeated ankle injuries could cause chronic ankle instability, a decrease in sports performance, and a decrease in postural control ability. At the present time, smartphones have become very popular and powerful devices, and smartphone applications (apps) that have been shown to have good validity have been designed to measure human body motion...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166936/cerebellar-disease-of-ruminants
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REVIEW
Philippa Gibbons
Cerebellar disease can be congenital or acquired. Clinical signs of cerebellar disease include hypermetric gait in all limbs, normal to increased muscle tone, wide-based stance, swaying, intention tremor, and convulsions. Vestibular signs may be observed. Differential diagnoses for etiology include congenital (hypoplasia, abiotrophy, and lysosomal storage diseases), viral, bacterial, and toxic plants. Animals may present aborted as fetuses or stillborn, be affected at birth, develop disease at a few months old, or acquire the disease later in life...
March 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110627/pragmatic-nihilism-how-a-theory-of-nothing-can-help-health-psychology-progress
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Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters, Rik Crutzen
Health psychology aims to explain and change a wide variety of behaviours, and to this end has developed a plethora of theories. Several attempts have been undertaken to build integrative theories, and some even strive for a Theory of Everything. We argue against these efforts, arguing that instead, adopting a stance that may be called 'pragmatic nihilism' is more fruitful in the endeavour to understand and change specific health behaviours. The first tenet of pragmatic nihilism is that psychological variables, those defined in our health psychology theories, are usefully considered as metaphors rather than referring to entities that exist in the mind...
January 22, 2017: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054743/hypoglycemia-evaluation-and-reporting-in-diabetes-importance-for-the-development-of-new-therapies
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David C Klonoff, G Alexander Fleming, Douglas B Muchmore, Brian M Frier
Hypoglycemia complicating diabetes therapy is well recognized to be an ever-present threat to patients, their families, providers, payers and regulators. Despite this being widely acknowledged, the regulatory stance on hypoglycemia as an endpoint in clinical trials to support new product registration has not evolved in any meaningful way since the publication of a position paper by an American Diabetes Association (ADA) Workgroup in 2005. As the impact of hypoglycemia on persons affected by diabetes is of major importance when assessing new treatments, the historical position of regulatory agencies on hypoglycemia is reviewed with respect to product approvals...
January 5, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017295/older-adults-show-higher-increases-in-lower-limb-muscle-activity-during-whole-body-vibration-exercise
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Karin Lienhard, Jordyn Vienneau, Sandro Nigg, Bernd Friesenbichler, Benno M Nigg
The purpose of this study was to compare lower limb muscle activity during whole-body vibration (WBV) exercise between a young and an older study population. Thirty young (25.9±4.3yrs) and thirty older (64.2±5.3yrs) individuals stood on a side-alternating WBV platform while surface electromyography (sEMG) was measured for the tibialis anterior (TA), gastrocnemius medialis (GM), soleus (SOL), vastus lateralis (VL), vastus medialis (VM), and biceps femoris (BF). The WBV protocol included nine vibration settings consisting of three frequencies (6, 11, 16Hz) x three amplitudes (0...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012385/separation-of-rotational-and-translational-segmental-momentum-to-assess-movement-coordination-during-walking
#16
Brecca M M Gaffney, Cory L Christiansen, Amanda M Murray, Anne K Silverman, Bradley S Davidson
This investigation presents an analysis of segmental angular momentum to describe segmental coordination during walking. Generating and arresting momentum is an intuitive concept, and also forms the foundation of Newton-Euler dynamics. Total segmental angular momentum is separated into separate components, translational angular momentum (TAM) and rotational angular momentum (RAM), which provide different but complementary perspectives of the segmental dynamics needed to achieve forward progression during walking...
January 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009621/a-meta-review-of-the-safety-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-pregnancy
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Preeti Sinha, Parth Goyal, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: Four systematic reviews have examined the safety of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in pregnancy. These have varied widely in methods, findings, and conclusions. METHODS: We compared these reviews with regard to search strategy, study selection criteria, total number of studies identified, total number of patients included, findings related to safety and adverse events, and interpretation of results. RESULTS: The number of studies (number of cases) included in the reviews ranged from 16 (n = 300) to 67 (n = 169) with only one review stating reasons for exclusion of nonselected studies...
December 21, 2016: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973714/ethics-of-mitochondrial-replacement-techniques-a-habermasian-perspective
#18
César Palacios-González
Jürgen Habermas is regarded as a central bioconservative commentator in the debate on the ethics of human prenatal genetic manipulations. While his main work on this topic, The Future of Human Nature, has been widely examined in regard to his position on prenatal genetic enhancement, his arguments regarding prenatal genetic therapeutic interventions have for the most part been overlooked. In this work I do two things. First, I present the three necessary conditions that Habermas establishes for a prenatal genetic manipulation to be regarded as morally permissible...
January 2017: Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908459/three-single-leg-standing-tests-for-clinical-assessment-of-chronic-plantar-heel-pain-syndrome-static-stance-half-squat-and-heel-rise
#19
B Saban, Y Masharawi
OBJECTIVE: To assess reliability and validity of three single leg standing clinical tests in patients with plantar heel pain syndrome (PHPS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional reliability study. PARTICIPANTS: Forty patients diagnosed with PHPS. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients stood on their affected foot in a static stance for up to 30seconds, a half squat for up to 10 repetitions, and a heel rise for up to 10 repetitions. The first sensation of pain (p1) determined the termination of each test, and established a positive test result...
June 29, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811299/a-general-relationship-links-gait-mechanics-and-running-ground-reaction-forces
#20
Kenneth P Clark, Laurence J Ryan, Peter G Weyand
The relationship between gait mechanics and running ground reaction forces is widely regarded as complex. This viewpoint has evolved primarily via efforts to explain the rising edge of vertical force-time waveforms observed during slow human running. Existing theoretical models do provide good rising-edge fits, but require more than a dozen input variables to sum the force contributions of four or more vague components of the body's total mass (mb). Here, we hypothesized that the force contributions of two discrete body mass components are sufficient to account for vertical ground reaction force-time waveform patterns in full (stance foot and shank, m1=0...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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