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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156056/high-doses-of-cholecalciferol-alleviate-the-progression-of-hyperparathyroidism-in-patients-with-ckd-stages-3-4-results-of-a-12-week-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Per-Anton Westerberg, Gunnar Sterner, Östen Ljunggren, Elin Isaksson, Fjölnir Elvarson, Hamid Dezfoolian, Torbjörn Linde
Background: Calcidiol insufficiency may accelerate the development of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT). We tested the effect of a substantial increase in calcidiol on mineral metabolism in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: Ninety-five patients with CKD Stages 3-4, parathyroid hormone (PTH) above 6.8 pmol/L and calcidiol below 75 nmol/L were randomized to receive either cholecalciferol 8000 IU/day or placebo for 12 weeks. The primary endpoint was difference in the mean change in iPTH after 12 weeks...
May 30, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155456/identifying-sarcopenia-in-female-long-term-care-residents-a-comparison-of-current-guidelines
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Mary P Kotlarczyk, Subashan Perera, David A Nace, Neil M Resnick, Susan L Greenspan
OBJECTIVES: To establish the prevalence of sarcopenia in a long-term care population, assess agreement among different consensus sarcopenia diagnostic criteria, and examine agreement of a self-reported questionnaire with consensus guidelines. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary analysis. SETTING: Long-term care communities in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. PARTICIPANTS: Women aged 65 and older (mean 83.6) undergoing eligibility screening for a fracture reduction trial (N = 141)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151305/comparison-of-nutritional-risk-screening-tools-for-predictingsarcopenia-in-hospitalized-patients
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Background/aim: The aim of this study was to assess the risk of malnutrition in hospitalized patients with three different tests and to compare these tests in terms of long hospitalization periods and sarcopenia. Materials and methods: Hospitalized patients in an internal medicine clinic were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Patients were grouped as under 65 years (Group 1 = G1) and over 65 years old (Group 2 = G2). The nutritional status of the patients was evaluated with the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS) 2002, Universal Malnutrition Screening Tool (MUST), Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF), and total Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) tests...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150988/patterns-and-correlates-of-grip-strength-in-older-americans
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Kimberly Forrest, Adelle Williams, Marcy Leeds, Joseph Robare, Thomas Bechard
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength is a sensitive indicator of morbidity and mortality in older adults. Loss of muscle strength contributes to a decline in physical functioning. Hand grip strength is a simple measurement but correlated with total body muscle strength. This study evaluated the patterns and correlates of grip strength among older adults in the United States. METHODS: The grip strength data were analyzed from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
November 16, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149975/clinical-outcomes-of-living-liver-transplantation-according-to-the-presence-of-sarcopenia-as-defined-by-skeletal-muscle-mass-hand-grip-and-gait-speed
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N Harimoto, T Yoshizumi, T Izumi, T Motomura, N Harada, S Itoh, T Ikegami, H Uchiyama, Y Soejima, A Nishie, T Kamishima, R Kusaba, K Shirabe, Y Maehara
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is an independent predictor of death after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, the ability of the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia criteria for sarcopenia (defined as reduced skeletal muscle mass plus low muscle strength) to predict surgical outcomes in patients who have undergone LDLT has not been determined. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled 366 patients who underwent LDLT at Kyushu University Hospital. Skeletal muscle area (determined by computed tomography), hand-grip strength, and gait speed were measured in 102 patients before LDLT...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141602/association-between-sarcopenia-and-low-back-pain-in-local-residents-prospective-cohort-study-from-the-gaina-study
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Shinji Tanishima, Hiroshi Hagino, Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura, Hideki Nagashima
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that people experience in their lifetime. On the other hands, Sarcopenia also leads to several physical symptoms and contributes to reducing the quality of life of elderly people.The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between sarcopenia and low back pain among the general population. METHODS: The subjects included 216 adults (79 men and 137 women; mean age, 73.5 years) undergoing a general medical examination in Hino, Japan...
November 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139646/physical-fitness-and-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-male-students-from-wroc%C3%A5-aw-poland
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Slawomir Koziel, Marek Kociuba Mail, Raja Chakraborty, Zofia Ignasiak
There is sex-difference in humans as regards aerobic efficiency, physical strength and endurance and the sex difference is greatly dependent upon differential concentration of testosterone during different phases of growth and development including the intrauterine phase or prenatal growth. Second-to-fourth digit lengths ratio (2D:4D) is an putative indicator of prenatal testosterone exposure. Lower 2D:4D indicates higher prenatal testosterone exposure and vice versa. Males generally have lower 2D:4D than females...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136746/-study-on-handgrip-strength-of-elderly-%C3%A2-60-years-old-from-longevity-areas-in-china
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L Q Su, Z X Yin, X C Wang, Y B Lyu, W H Shi, J Zhang, J S Luo, X M Shi
Objective: To assess the status of handgrip strength of elderly population from longevity areas in China, and to analyze the correlative factors of handgrip strength of elderly people. Methods: Data from Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) in 2012 was used, from which1 967 participants aged ≥60 years old with valid data of grip strength value from 8 Chinese longevity areas were included. Information on demographics characteristic, life style and health status was collected using questionnaires...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136133/representations-of-fine-digit-movements-in-posterior-and-anterior-parietal-cortex-revealed-using-long-train-intracortical-microstimulation-in-macaque-monkeys
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Mary K L Baldwin, Dylan F Cooke, Adam B Goldring, Leah Krubitzer
The current investigation in macaque monkeys utilized long-train intracortical microstimulation to determine the extent of cortex from which movements could be evoked. Not only were movements evoked from motor areas (PMC and M1), but they were also evoked from posterior parietal (5, 7a, 7b) and anterior parietal areas (3b, 1, 2). Large representations of digit movements involving only the index finger (D2) and thumb (D1), were elicited from areas 1, 2, 7b, and M1. Other movements evoked from these regions were similar to ethologically relevant movements that have been described in other primates...
November 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135589/safety-and-effectiveness-of-a-novel-facemask-for-positive-pressure-ventilation
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Tod A Brown, Tamas A Szabo, Kathryn H Bridges, Michel J Sabbagh, William R Hand, Bethany J Wolf, Robert D Warters
BACKGROUND: Manual positive pressure ventilation is an essential skill in a variety of clinical situations. The C&E technique is commonly used with standard facemasks to provide effective ventilation. The Tao mask is a novel design that allows a more ergonomic grip. A seal between the mask and face is made with downward pressure of the palm, centered on the mask, and jaw lift is achieved with 4 fingers centered under the mandible. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Tao mask compared to a standard mask before and after the administration of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) using 2 previously established ventilation scales...
November 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132788/arthroscopic-partial-trapeziectomy-with-soft-tissue-interposition-for-symptomatic-trapeziometacarpal-arthritis-6-month-and-5-year-minimum-follow-up
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Anthony L Logli, Jonathan Twu, Brian J Bear, Jonathan R Lindquist, Theodore L Schoenfeldt, Kenneth J Korcek
PURPOSE: To determine if arthroscopic partial trapeziectomy (APT) and soft tissue interposition arthroplasty is an effective treatment for symptomatic trapeziometacarpal arthritis. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 30 consecutive patients with symptomatic isolated trapeziometacarpal arthritis, Eaton-Littler stages II and III. Treatment consisted of an APT with soft tissue interposition utilizing an acellular dermal matrix as the interposition material. At a minimum of 6 months and 5 years after surgery, Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH), grip strength, oppositional and appositional pinch strengths, arthroplasty space, and thumb range of motion (ROM) were evaluated...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132097/the-development-of-a-new-artificial-model-of-a-finger-for-assessing-transmitted-vibrations
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Almaky Almagirby, Jem A Rongong, Matt J Carré
Prolonged exposure of the hand to tool-induced vibrations is associated with the occurrence of conditions such as vibration white finger. This study involves the development of a new artificial model that approximates both loading and vibration behaviour of the human finger. The layered system uses polypropylene "bones", encased in a cylinder of low modulus, room-temperature curing silicone gel (to replicate subcutaneous tissues), with an outer layer of latex (to replicate the dermis and epidermis). A protocol for manufacture was developed and dynamic mechanical analysis was carried out on a range of gels in order to choose a range close to the mechanical properties of the human finger...
November 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130382/less-affected-hand-function-in-children-with-hemiparetic-unilateral-cerebral-palsy-a-comparison-study-with-typically-developing-peers
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Tonya L Rich, Jeremiah S Menk, Kyle D Rudser, Timothy Feyma, Bernadette T Gillick
BACKGROUND: Neurorehabilitation interventions in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (UCP) target motor abilities in daily life yet deficits in hand skills persist. Limitations in the less-affected hand may affect overall bimanual hand skills. OBJECTIVE: To compare hand function, by timed motor performance on the Jebsen-Taylor Test of Hand Function (JTTHF) and grip strength of children with UCP to children with typical development (CTD), aged 8 to 18 years old...
November 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128376/radial-head-replacement-with-a-bipolar-system-an-average-10-year-follow-up
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Robert A Sershon, Timothy J Luchetti, Mark S Cohen, Robert W Wysocki
BACKGROUND: We report the long-term results of a cohort of patients after radial head replacement with a bipolar design and a smooth cementless stem at a mean follow-up of 10.4 years. METHODS: Of 17 possible patients from a previous minimum 2-year follow-up study, 16 were available for review. Patients were assessed using clinical and radiographic examination and with standardized outcome measures. Range of motion, stability, and radiographic evaluation of implant loosening and joint degeneration were assessed...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125814/carpometacarpal-fracture-dislocation-of-the-fourth-and-fifth-finger-mid-term-results-of-15-patients
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Deniz Gülabi, Mehmet Ali Uysal, Bilgehan Çevik, Bülent Kılıç, Emre Karadeniz
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to retrospectively evaluate and compare the mid-term clinical follow-up results of patients who were treated with open or closed reduction due to carpometacarpal (CMC) fracture dislocation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical charts of 15 patients (1 male, 14 females; mean age 32.5±10.5 years; range 18 to 55 years) who were operated for fourth and fifth finger CMC fracture dislocations were examined. Patients were divided into two groups according to applied treatment as closed reduction and percutaneous pinning (CRPP, n=6) and open reduction and percutaneous pinning (ORPP, n=9)...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124362/arthroscopic-one-tunnel-transosseous-foveal-repair-for-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tfcc-peripheral-tear
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Ji Hun Park, Dongmin Kim, Jong Woong Park
PURPOSE: Arthroscopic repair of a peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear is a promising, minimally invasive surgical technique, especially in patients with symptomatic distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) instability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical result of arthroscopic one-tunnel transosseous foveal repair for peripheral TFCC tears. METHODS: Sixteen patients who underwent TFCC foveal repair were retrospectively evaluated. The mean follow-up period was 31...
November 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123629/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-and-strength-training-protocol-on-hand-grip-by-dynamometry
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Rafael Barbosa, Alexandre Marcolino, Vitor Souza, Guilherme Bertolino, Marisa Fonseca, Rinaldo Guirro
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) - 660 nm and 904 nm - before grip strength protocol in healthy subjects. Methods: The study included 45 healthy volunteers with an average age of 22.7 (±1.4) years, subdivided into the following groups, control group: grip strength training associated with placebo LLLT; 660 nm group: LLLT (660 nm, 20 J/cm(2), power of 30 mW, and beam area of 0.06 cm(2), continuous, energy 1.2 J, and exposure time 40 seconds per point) before grip strength training and 904 nm group: LLLT (904 nm, 10 J/cm(2), peak power of 70 W and 0...
2017: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123475/cerebello-cortical-differences-in-effective-connectivity-of-the-dominant-and-non-dominant-hand-during-a-visuomotor-paradigm-of-grip-force-control
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Eric Moulton, Cécile Galléa, Claire Kemlin, Romain Valabregue, Marc A Maier, Pavel Lindberg, Charlotte Rosso
Structural and functional differences are known to exist within the cortical sensorimotor networks with respect to the dominant vs. non-dominant hand. Similarly, the cerebellum, a key structure in the sensorimotor network with its cerebello-cortical connections, has been reported to respond differently when using the dominant vs. non-dominant hand. Several groups have already investigated causal interactions during diverse motor paradigms using effective connectivity but few have studied the larger visuomotor network, including key structures such as the parietal cortex and the cerebellum, with both hands...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122370/effectiveness-of-the-graded-motor-imagery-to-improve-hand-function-in-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Burcu Dilek, Cigdem Ayhan, Gozde Yagci, Yavuz Yakut
STUDY DESIGN: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Pain management is essential in the early stages of the rehabilitation of distal radius fractures (DRFx). Pain intensity at the acute stage is considered important for determining the individual recovery process, given that higher pain intensity and persistent pain duration negatively affect the function and cortical activity of pain response. Graded motor imagery (GMI) and its components are recent pain management strategies, established on a neuroscience basis...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121048/anatomical-variations-of-the-deep-head-of-cruveilhier-of-the-flexor-pollicis-brevis-and-its-significance-for-the-evolution-of-the-precision-grip
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Samuel S Dunlap, M Ashraf Aziz, Janine M Ziermann
Cruveilhier described in 1834 the human flexor pollicis brevis (FPB), a muscle of the thenar compartment, as having a superficial and a deep head, respectively, inserted onto the radial and ulnar sesamoids of the thumb. Since then, Cruveilhier's deep head has been controversially discussed. Often this deep head is confused with Henle's "interosseous palmaris volaris" or said to be a slip of the oblique adductor pollicis. In the 1960s, Day and Napier described anatomical variations of the insertions of Cruveilhier's deep head, including its absence, and hypothesized, that the shift of the deep head's insertion from ulnar to radial facilitated "true opposability" in anthropoids...
2017: PloS One
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