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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912996/alternative-exercise-traditions-in-cancer-rehabilitation
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Kathryn J Ruddy, Daniela L Stan, Anjali Bhagra, Mary Jurisson, Andrea L Cheville
Alternative exercise traditions (AETs) such as Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, and various forms of dance offer the potential to improve diverse outcomes among cancer survivors by reducing adverse symptoms and mood disorders, and by enhancing function. Additionally AETs have emerged as a potential means to address deficits in current disease-focused care delivery models which are marked by prevalent under-treatment of symptoms and physical impairments. Relative to therapeutic exercise in allopathic models, many AETs are comparatively affordable and accessible...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908549/noni-leaf-and-black-tea-enhance-bone-regeneration-in-estrogen-deficient-rats
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Nor Aijratul Asikin Mohd Shalan, Noordin M Mustapha, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Black tea and Nonileaf are among the dietary compounds that can benefit patients with bone resorption disorders. Their bone regeneration effects and their mechanisms were studied in estrogen-deficient rats. METHODS: Noni leaves (three doses) and black tea water extracts were fed to ovariectomized rats for 4 mo, and their effects (analyzed via mechanical measurements, micro-computed tomography scan, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction mRNA) were compared with Remifemin (a commercial phytoestrogen product from black cohosh)...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906491/influence-of-alcohol-%C3%AE-fluorination-on-hydrogen-bond-acidity-of-conformationally-flexible-substrates
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Jerome Graton, Guillaume Compain, François Besseau, Elena Bogdan, Joe Watts, Lewis Mtashobya, Zhong Wang, Alex Weymouth-Wilson, Nicolas Galland, Jean-Yves Le Questel, Bruno Linclau
Rational modulations of molecular interactions are of significant importance in compound properties optimization. We have previously shown that fluorination of conformationally rigid cyclohexanols leads to attenuation of their hydrogen-bond (H-bond) donating capacity (pKAHY) when OH***F intramolecular hydrogen-bond (IMHB) interactions occur, as opposed to an increase in pKAHY due to the fluorine electronegativity. This work has now been extended to a wider range of aliphatic β-fluorohydrins with increasing degrees of conformational flexibility...
December 1, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900185/benefits-of-a-novel-concept-of-home-based-exercise-with-the-aim-of-preventing-aspiration-pneumonia-and-falls-in-frail-older-women-a-pragmatic-controlled-trial
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Katsuhiko Takatori, Daisuke Matsumoto, Munenori Nishida, Shinnichiro Matsushita, Tatsuya Noda, Tomoaki Imamura
AIM: To investigate whether home-based exercise with the aim of preventing aspiration pneumonia and accidental falls improves swallowing-related and physical functions in community-dwelling frail older women. METHODS: Participants were 266 community-dwelling frail older women in a long-term care prevention class (mean (SD): age 75 (5) years). Participants were allocated to either an intervention group or a control group. In the intervention group, participants were asked to perform, at least three times a week for 6 months, a home-based exercise programme that was specifically developed to prevent aspiration pneumonia and accidental falls...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896952/muscle-strength-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-different-treatment-regimes
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Oliver Klassen, Martina E Schmidt, Cornelia M Ulrich, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karin Potthoff, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia have been associated with poor performance status, an increased mortality risk, and greater side effects in oncologic patients. However, little is known about how performance is affected by cancer therapy. We investigated muscle strength in breast cancer patients in different adjuvant treatment settings and also compared it with data from healthy individuals. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 255) from two randomized controlled exercise trials, staged 0-III and aged 54...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891234/normative-values-for-musculoskeletal-and-neuromotor-fitness-in-apparently-healthy-norwegian-adults-and-the-association-with-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ingirid Geirsdatter Heald Kjær, Monica Klungland Torstveit, Elin Kolle, Bjørge Herman Hansen, Sigmund Alfred Anderssen
BACKGROUND: Up-to-date research on musculoskeletal- and neuromotor fitness (MSMF) is lacking. The aims of the present paper were to a) establish normative values of MSMF by gender and age, and b) to assess how much of the variance in MSMF can be explained by obesity in adults. METHODS: A random selection of 726 Norwegians (20-65 years) participated in a national cross-sectional study. Muscular endurance, muscular strength, explosive power, flexibility and balance were assessed in addition to waist circumference (WC)...
2016: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885329/physical-performance-outcomes-and-biomechanical-correlates-from-the-32-week-yoga-empowers-seniors-study
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Man-Ying Wang, Gail A Greendale, Sean S-Y Yu, George J Salem
Background. Yoga Empowers Seniors Study (YESS) quantified physical demands associated with yoga performance using biomechanical methods. This study evaluated the efficacy of the program on physical function outcomes. Methods. Twenty community-dwelling older adults aged 70.7 ± 3.8 years attended biweekly 60-minute Hatha yoga classes for 32 weeks. Four domains of the physical measurements including (1) functional performance, (2) flexibility, (3) muscle strength, and (4) balance were taken at the baseline, 16-week and 32-week time points...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884403/chairside-cad-cam-materials-part-2-flexural-strength-testing
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Michael Wendler, Renan Belli, Anselm Petschelt, Daniel Mevec, Walter Harrer, Tanja Lube, Robert Danzer, Ulrich Lohbauer
OBJECTIVE: Strength is one of the preferred parameters used in dentistry for determining clinical indication of dental restoratives. However, small dimensions of CAD/CAM blocks limit reliable measurements with standardized uniaxial bending tests. The objective of this study was to introduce the ball-on-three-ball (B3B) biaxial strength test for dental for small CAD/CAM block in the context of the size effect on strength predicted by the Weibull theory. METHODS: Eight representative chairside CAD/CAM materials ranging from polycrystalline zirconia (e...
November 21, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881628/normative-reference-values-for-strength-and-flexibility-of-1-000-children-and-adults
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Marnee J McKay, Jennifer N Baldwin, Paulo Ferreira, Milena Simic, Natalie Vanicek, Joshua Burns
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference values for isometric strength of 12 muscle groups and flexibility of 13 joint movements in 1,000 children and adults and investigate the influence of demographic and anthropometric factors. METHODS: A standardized reliable protocol of hand-held and fixed dynamometry for isometric strength of ankle, knee, hip, elbow, and shoulder musculature as well as goniometry for flexibility of the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, and cervical spine was performed in an observational study investigating 1,000 healthy male and female participants aged 3-101 years...
November 23, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879015/a-quantitative-study-of-the-effects-of-guest-flexibility-on-binding-inside-a-coordination-cage-host
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Christopher G P Taylor, William Cullen, Olivia M Collier, Michael D Ward
We have performed a systematic investigation of the effects of guest flexibility on their ability to bind in the cavity of a coordination cage host in water, using two sets of isomeric aliphatic ketones that differ only in the branching patterns of their alkyl chains. Apart from the expected increase in binding strength for C9 over C7 ketones associated with their greater hydrophobic surface area, within each isomeric set there is a clear inverse correlation between binding free energy and guest flexibility, associated with loss of conformational entropy...
November 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875940/improvement-of-functionality-after-chitosan-modified-zein-biocomposites
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Hao Yu, Wei Li, Xing Liu, Chen Li, Hong Ni, Xiong Wang, Céline Huselstein, Yun Chen
A series of chitosan-modified zein composite films were fabricated from zein and chitosan by a process involving blending, solution casting and evaporation. Effects of chitosan content on the structure and physical properties of the composite films were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), tensile testing, water absorption measurement and water contact angle measurement. The results showed that the zein/chitosan composite films were fabricated successfully due to the formation of hydrogen bonds between zein and chitosan, and the thermal stability, water absorption, hydrophilicity, tensile strength, flexibility of the composite films increased with an increase in chitosan content from 0 to 50%...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874275/executive-functioning-in-men-and-women-with-an-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Michelle Kiep, Annelies A Spek
Executive functioning (EF) is thought to be linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) specific symptoms. The majority of research has focused on children and adolescents with ASD and, therefore, little is known about EF in adults. Furthermore, little is known about gender differences. Ninety-nine men and forty women with ASD were compared with and 35 neurotypical men 25 neurotypical women. Participants were matched on age, total intelligence, and verbal ability. The following instruments were used to measure executive functioning: digit span and letter and number sequencing of the WAIS-III, Tower of Hanoi, WCST, and Verbal fluency...
November 22, 2016: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873463/preparation-of-carbon-quantum-dots-based-high-photostability-luminescent-membranes
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Jinxing Zhao, Cui Liu, Yunchuan Li, Jiyuan Liang, Jiyan Liu, Tonghui Qian, Jianjun Ding, Yuan-Cheng Cao
Urethane acrylate (UA) was used to prepare carbon quantum dots (C-dots) luminescent membranes and the resultants were examined with FT-IR, mechanical strength, scanning electron microscope (SEM) and quantum yields (QYs). FT-IR results showed the polyurethane acrylate (PUA) prepolymer -C = C-vibration at 1101 cm(-1) disappeared but there was strong vibration at1687cm(-1) which was contributed from the-C = O groups in cross-linking PUA. Mechanical strength results showed that the different quantity of C-dots loadings and UV-curing time affect the strength...
November 21, 2016: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870696/strength-and-conditioning-and-concurrent-training-practices-in-elite-rugby-union
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Thomas W Jones, Andrew Smith, Lindsay S Macnaughton, Duncan N French
Jones, TW, Smith, A, Macnaughton, LS, and French, DN. Strength and Conditioning and Concurrent Training Practices in Elite Rugby Union. J Strength Cond Res 30(12): 3354-3366, 2016-There is limited published research on strength and conditioning (S&C) practices in elite rugby union (RU). Information regarding testing batteries and programme design would provide valuable information to both applied practitioners and researchers investigating the influence of training interventions or preperformance strategies...
December 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869410/the-effect-of-strength-training-based-on-process-approach-intervention-on-balance-of-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
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Hasan Kordi, Mehdi Sohrabi, Alireza Saberi Kakhki, Seyed R Attarzadeh Hossini
INTRODUCTION: Balance is one of the main problems of children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). According to process-oriented approach, besides strength training, neuromuscular adaptations can improve balance. OBJETIVE: To evaluate the effects of strength training on improving static and dynamic balance in DCD children. METHODS AND POPULATION: Children between 7 to 9 years old in Tehran participated in the study through randomized controlled trial design...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869315/aminoalkyl-derivatives-of-8-alkoxypurine-2-6-diones-multifunctional-5-ht1a-5-ht7-receptor-ligands-and-pde-inhibitors-with-antidepressant-activity
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Grażyna Chłoń-Rzepa, Agnieszka Zagórska, Paweł Żmudzki, Adam Bucki, Marcin Kołaczkowski, Anna Partyka, Anna Wesołowska, Grzegorz Kazek, Monika Głuch-Lutwin, Agata Siwek, Gabriela Starowicz, Maciej Pawłowski
In the search for potential psychotropic agents, a new series of 3,7-dimethyl- and 1,3-dimethyl-8-alkoxypurine-2,6-dione derivatives of arylpiperazines, perhydroisoquinolines, or tetrahydroisoquinolines with flexible alkylene spacers (5-16 and 21-32) were synthesized and evaluated for 5-HT1A /5-HT7 receptor affinities as well as PDE4B1 and PDE10A inhibitory properties. The 1-(4-(4-(2-hydroxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)butyl)-3,7-dimethyl-8-propoxypurine-2,6-dione (16) and 7-(2-hydroxyphenyl)piperazinylalkyl-1,3-dimethyl-8-ethoxypurine-2,6-diones (31 and 32) as potent dual 5-HT1A /5-HT7 receptor ligands with antagonistic activity produced an antidepressant-like effect in the forced swim test in mice...
December 2016: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864250/reporting-quality-in-abstracts-of-meta-analyses-of-depression-screening-tool-accuracy-a-review-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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Danielle B Rice, Lorie A Kloda, Ian Shrier, Brett D Thombs
OBJECTIVE: Concerns have been raised regarding the quality and completeness of abstract reporting in evidence reviews, but this had not been evaluated in meta-analyses of diagnostic accuracy. Our objective was to evaluate reporting quality and completeness in abstracts of systematic reviews with meta-analyses of depression screening tool accuracy, using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) for Abstracts tool. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862182/evaluation-of-an-exercise-program-for-older-adults-in-a-residential-environment
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Juh Hyun Shin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an older-adult exercise program in a senior-living complex campus. DESIGN: A longitudinal one-group design was used. METHODS: To supply residents with tools to maintain or improve general quality of life, balance, endurance, depression, and functional mobility, the Wellness and Fitness Center at the research setting provided a wide assortment of user-friendly equipment with many options...
November 5, 2016: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860222/late-outcomes-of-adult-survivors-of-childhood-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
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Matthew J Ehrhardt, John T Sandlund, Nan Zhang, Wei Liu, Kirsten K Ness, Nickhill Bhakta, Wassim Chemaitilly, Kevin R Krull, Tara M Brinkman, Deborah B Crom, Larry Kun, Sue C Kaste, Gregory T Armstrong, Daniel M Green, Kumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Daniel A Mulrooney
BACKGROUND: Survivors of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are at increased risk for chronic health conditions. The objective of this study was to characterize health conditions, neurocognitive function, and physical performance among a clinically evaluated cohort of 200 childhood NHL survivors. METHOD: Chronic health and neurocognitive conditions were graded as per a modified version of the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) and impaired physical function defined as performance < 10th percentile of normative data...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859071/linking-metacommunity-paradigms-to-spatial-coexistence-mechanisms
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Lauren G Shoemaker, Brett A Melbourne
Four metacommunity paradigms-usually called neutral, species sorting, mass effects, and patch dynamics, respectively-are widely used for empirical and theoretical studies of spatial community dynamics. The paradigm framework highlights key ecological mechanisms operating in metacommunities, such as dispersal limitation, competition-colonization tradeoffs, or species equivalencies. However, differences in coexistence mechanisms between the paradigms and in situations with combined influences of multiple paradigms are not well understood...
September 2016: Ecology
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