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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634547/kinesiophobia-pain-muscle-functions-and-functional-performances-among-older-persons-with-low-back-pain
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Nor Azizah Ishak, Zarina Zahari, Maria Justine
OBJECTIVES: This study aims (1) to determine the association between kinesiophobia and pain, muscle functions, and functional performances and (2) to determine whether kinesiophobia predicts pain, muscle functions, and functional performance among older persons with low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This is a correlational study, involving 63 institutionalized older persons (age = 70.98 ± 7.90 years) diagnosed with LBP. Anthropometric characteristics (BMI) and functional performances (lower limb function, balance and mobility, and hand grip strength) were measured...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632104/bimanual-lifting-do-fingertip-forces-work-independently-or-interactively
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Pan Dimitriou, Gavin Buckingham
Bimanual coordination is a commonplace activity, but the consequences of using both hands simultaneously are not well understood. The authors examined fingertip forces across 4 experiments in which participants undertook a range of bimanual tasks. They first measured fingertip forces during simultaneous lifts of 2 identical objects, noting that individuals held the objects with more force bimanually than unimanually. They then varied the mass of the objects held by each hand, noting that when both hands lifted together performance was equivalent to unimanual lifts...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630698/physical-activity-in-the-classroom-to-prevent-childhood-obesity-a-pilot-study-in-santiago-chile
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Francisco Mardones, Pilar Arnaiz, Johana Soto-Sánchez, Juana Saavedra, Angélica Domínguez, Jaime Rozowski, Laura Iriarte, Jennifer Cantwell Wood
This paper describes a 4-month pilot study that tested the suitability of a physical activity intervention for first graders (children aged 6 and 7 years) in a public school in Santiago, Chile. Teachers were trained to deliver the programme in the classroom during the school day. Teachers were surveyed to determine if this intervention fit within their curriculum and classroom routines and they reported in a focus group that it was suitable for them. All children actively participated in the programme and positive changes in their attitudes towards physical activity were observed by their teachers...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629845/role-of-primary-motor-cortex-in-the-control-of-manual-dexterity-assessed-via-sequential-bilateral-lesion-in-the-adult-macaque-monkey-a-case-study
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Julie Savidan, Mélanie Kaeser, Abderraouf Belhaj-Saïf, Eric Schmidlin, Eric M Rouiller
From a case study, we describe the impact of unilateral lesion of the hand area in the primary motor cortex (M1) on manual dexterity and the role of the intact contralesional M1 in long-term functional recovery. An adult macaque monkey performed two manual dexterity tasks: (i) "modified Brinkman board" task, assessed simple precision grip versus complex precision grip, the latter involved a hand postural adjustment; (ii) "modified Klüver board" task, assessed movements ranging from power grip to precision grip, pre-shaping and grasping...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627199/hand-span-influences-optimal-grip-span-in-adolescents-with-down-syndrome
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José Antonio Casajús, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, Alejandro González-Agüero, Ángel Matute-Llorente
INTRODUCTION: The hand grip strength test provides useful and reliable information about overall health. Different studies have investigated the optimal grip span for determining maximal hand grip strength in different populations such as adults, adolescents and children without disabilities. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether there is an optimal grip span for determining maximal hand grip strength in adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). METHODS: Twenty-seven right-handed youths with DS (seven females) aged 15...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623152/singapore-healthy-older-people-everyday-hope-study-prevalence-of-frailty-and-associated-factors-in-older-adults
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Reshma A Merchant, Matthew Zhixuan Chen, Linda Wei Lin Tan, Moses YiDong Lim, Han Kwee Ho, Rob M van Dam
BACKGROUND: In the context of a rapidly ageing population, Singapore is anticipating a rise in multimorbidity, disability, and dependency, which are driven by physical frailty. Healthy Older People Everyday (HOPE) is an epidemiologic population-based study on community-dwelling older adults aged 65 years and older in Singapore. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of frail and prefrail states and their association with polypharmacy, multimorbidity, cognitive and functional status, and perceived health status among community-dwelling older adults in Singapore...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619683/functional-assessment-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-following-replantation-of-the-distal-half-of-the-forearm-except-fingers-a-review-of-11-cases
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U Assouline, D Feuvrier, D Lepage, Y Tropet, L Obert, J Pauchot
The aims of this study were to evaluate the function and quality of life in patients who have undergone replantation of the hand or forearm. We carried out a retrospective single-center study of cases performed between 1977 and 2015. Our hospital's database was searched for patients who underwent replantation of the distal half of the forearm and hand (except the fingers). The evaluation included sensitivity, joint mobility, strength and quality of life. Conventional functional scores were used. Seventeen replantation cases were identified...
June 12, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618190/relation-between-upper-limb-muscle-strength-with-exercise-capacity-quality-of-life-and-dyspnea-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Dicle Kaymaz, İpek Çaylı Candemir, Pınar Ergün, Neşe Demir, Filiz Taşdemir, Pervin Demir
OBJECTIVES: In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), skeletal muscle weakness is characterized by reduced muscle strength, reduced muscle endurance, and the presence of muscle fatigue, especially in the lower limbs; there has been little research into upper limb skeletal muscles. In this study we aimed to investigate the relation of upper limb muscle strength with pulmonary function, exercise capacity, quality of life, and dyspnea sensation. METHODS: Eigthy-eight patients (89...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614403/changes-in-arm-hand-function-and-arm-hand-skill-performance-in-patients-after-stroke-during-and-after-rehabilitation
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Johan Anton Franck, Rob Johannes Elise Marie Smeets, Henk Alexander Maria Seelen
BACKGROUND: Arm-hand rehabilitation programs applied in stroke rehabilitation frequently target specific populations and thus are less applicable in heterogeneous patient populations. Besides, changes in arm-hand function (AHF) and arm-hand skill performance (AHSP) during and after a specific and well-described rehabilitation treatment are often not well evaluated. METHOD: This single-armed prospective cohort study featured three subgroups of stroke patients with either a severely, moderately or mildly impaired AHF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612249/autologous-structural-iliac-bone-grafts-in-reconstructions-of-short-bone-defects-in-the-hand-and-foot-after-primary-bone-tumor-resections-a-single-institution-retrospective-study
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J Lesensky, K Nemec, I Kofranek, Z Matejovsky
The use of structural autografts from the iliac crest for reconstruction of bony defects in the hand and foot was described by Wilson and Lance in 1965. However, very few series of this technique are published and long-term results are unknown. We present a single-institution series of 23 patients with a mean follow-up of 92 months. We also describe a novel modification of this technique using the anterior superior iliac spine for reconstruction of the adjacent joint. Failure rate was 13% at mean of 17.3 months...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610637/the-effects-of-resistance-training-on-muscle-strength-joint-pain-and-hand-function-in-individuals-with-hand-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicoló Edoardo Magni, Peter John McNair, David Andrew Rice
BACKGROUND: Hand osteoarthritis is a common condition characterised by joint pain and muscle weakness. These factors are thought to contribute to ongoing disability. Some evidence exists that resistance training decreases pain, improves muscle strength, and enhances function in people with knee and hip osteoarthritis. However, there is currently a lack of consensus regarding its effectiveness in people with hand osteoarthritis. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to establish whether resistance training in people with hand osteoarthritis increases grip strength, decreases joint pain, and improves hand function...
June 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606638/retrospective-cohort-study-on-radial-head-replacements-comparing-results-between-smooth-and-porous-stem-designs
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Mélissa Laflamme, Pierre-Philippe Grenier-Gauthier, Alexandre Leclerc, Stéphanie Antoniades, Anne-Marie Bédard
BACKGROUND: When necessary, radial head integrity after a fracture can be re-created by the use of a radial head arthroplasty if the radial head is judged irreparable. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of metal modular radial head replacements with a smooth vs. a porous stem. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of radial head replacements performed in the first 4 weeks after a trauma in an adult patient at our institution between 2000 and 2014 was completed...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604242/duru%C3%A3-z-hand-index-is-it-valid-and-reliable-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Canan Sanal-Top, Evrim Karadag-Saygi, Rekib Saçaklıdır, Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
PURPOSE: To investigate the validity and reliability of the Duruöz Hand Index (DHI) in patients with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Assessments of patients (n = 23) were performed using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS), the grip and pinch strength tests, and DHI. Following the data collection, retest of DHI was administered telephonically within a 2-week period. RESULTS: Test-retest reliability and internal consistency of DHI were found to be excellent with a Cronbach's alpha value of 0...
June 12, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601268/the-efficacy-of-crotalidae-polyvalent-immune-fab-ovine-antivenom-versus-placebo-plus-optional-rescue%C3%A2-therapy-on-recovery-from-copperhead-snake-envenomation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Charles J Gerardo, Eugenia Quackenbush, Brandon Lewis, S Rutherfoord Rose, Spencer Greene, Eric A Toschlog, Nathan P Charlton, Michael E Mullins, Richard Schwartz, David Denning, Kapil Sharma, Kurt Kleinschmid, Sean P Bush, Samantha Ryan, Maria Gasior, Victoria E Anderson, Eric J Lavonas
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix) envenomation causes limb injury resulting in pain and disability. It is not known whether antivenom administration improves limb function. We determine whether administration of antivenom improves recovery from limb injury in patients envenomated by copperhead snakes. METHODS: From August 2013 through November 2015, we performed a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to evaluate the effect of ovine Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab (ovine) (CroFab; FabAV) antivenom therapy on recovery of limb function in patients with copperhead snake envenomation at 14 days postenvenomation...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601124/impact-of-short-term-nutritional-supplementation-on-surrogate-markers-of-undernutrition-in-hemodialysis-patients-prospective-real-life-interventional-study
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Andreja Ocepek, Sebastjan Bevc, Robert Ekart
INTRODUCTION: Hemodialysis (HD) patients are at increased risk for undernutrition, especially protein wasting. We present the results of a prospective study in HD patients after 4 months of intervention with oral nutritional supplements (ONS). METHODS: After a 3-month wash-out period, 92 HD patients were enrolled in the study. Patients were tested for undernutrition with composite parameters, laboratory tests, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and hand-grip strength test (HGS)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599016/comparing-the-impact-of-specific-strength-training-vs-general-fitness-training-on-professional-symphony-orchestra-musicians-a-feasibility-study
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Lotte Nygaard Andersen, Stephanie Mann, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Karen Søgaard
Musculoskeletal symptoms, especially in the upper body, are frequent among professional symphony orchestra musicians. Physical exercise may relieve pain but might also interfere with playing performance. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effect of "specific strength training" (SST) versus "general fitness training" (GFT). METHODS: A feasibility study using randomized controlled methods. Primarily, evaluations involved self-reported impact on instrument playing and satisfaction with the interventions...
June 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598535/functional-impairment-and-risk-of-venous-thrombosis-in-older-adults
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Marissa J Engbers, Jeanet W Blom, Mary Cushman, Frits R Rosendaal, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg
OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of age-specific risk factors for thrombosis in older age, such as functional impairment. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: The Age and Thrombosis-Acquired and Genetic risk factors in the Elderly Study, a two-center study conducted in the Netherlands and the United States from 2008 to 2011. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 70 and older with a first-time deep venous thrombosis in the leg or pulmonary embolism (n = 401) and controls aged 70 and older (n = 431) without a history of thrombosis...
June 9, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597612/age-dependent-changes-in-physical-performance-and-body-composition-in-community-dwelling-japanese-older-adults
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Hyuma Makizako, Hiroyuki Shimada, Takehiko Doi, Kota Tsutsumimoto, Sangyoon Lee, Sung Chul Lee, Kazuhiro Harada, Ryo Hotta, Sho Nakakubo, Seongryu Bae, Kenji Harada, Daisuke Yoshida, Kazuki Uemura, Yuya Anan, Hyuntae Park, Takao Suzuki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe the age-dependent changes in the parameters of physical performance and body composition in Japanese older adults who are independently dwelling in the community. We also examined whether the age-dependent changes differ among physical performance and body composition parameters. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 10 092 community-dwelling older adults (mean age 73.6 years; 5296 women) were analyzed. The measures of physical performance included hand-grip strength, the five-times-sit-to-stand test, and walking speed...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597569/cross-sectional-relations-of-whole-blood-mirna-expression-levels-and-hand-grip-strength-in-a-community-sample
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Joanne M Murabito, Jian Rong, Kathryn L Lunetta, Tianxiao Huan, Honghuang Lin, Qiang Zhao, Jane E Freedman, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Daniel Levy, Martin G Larson
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression with emerging data suggesting miRNAs play a role in skeletal muscle biology. We sought to examine the association of miRNAs with grip strength in a community-based sample. Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Generation 3 participants (n = 5668 54% women, mean age 55 years, range 24, 90 years) underwent grip strength measurement and miRNA profiling using whole blood from fasting morning samples. Linear mixed-effects regression modeling of grip strength (kg) versus continuous miRNA 'Cq' values and versus binary miRNA expression was performed...
June 8, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594709/effect-of-oxidative-stress-on-racial-differences-in-vascular-function-at-rest-and-during-hand-grip-exercise
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Rebecca M Kappus, Kanokwan Bunsawat, Michael D Brown, Shane A Phillips, Jacob M Haus, Tracy Baynard, Bo Fernhall
OBJECTIVES: African-Americans have a higher prevalence of hypertension compared with whites, possibly due to elevated oxidative stress and subsequent vascular dysfunction. It is unclear the contribution of aging on oxidative stress and vascular function in a racially diverse cohort. METHODS: Ninety-three young and older African-American and white participants received antioxidant (AOX) or placebo supplementation in a double-blind, randomized, cross-over design. Measures of endothelial function (reactive hyperemia, flow-mediated dilation), exercise blood flow, and biomarkers of oxidative stress and AOX activity were measured following supplementation...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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