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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776873/effects-of-reflexology-and-progressive-muscle-relaxation-on-pain-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-during-chemotherapy-in-gynecologic-cancer-patients
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Hacer Alan Dikmen, Fusun Terzioglu
Our aim was to investigate the effect of reflexology and progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises on pain, fatigue, and quality of life (QoL) of gynecologic cancer patients during chemotherapy. Eighty participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: reflexology, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises, both (reflexology + PMR), or a control group. Data were collected with a general data collection form, Brief Pain and Fatigue inventories, and Multidimensional Quality-of-Life Scale-Cancer...
May 15, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775901/tricine-co-ligand-improved-the-efficacy-of-99m-tc-hynic-ser-3-j18-peptide-for-targeting-and-imaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zahra Shaghaghi, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
The early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is important for increasing survival rate and improving quality life of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate 99m  Tc-(tricine)-HYNIC-(Ser)3 -J18 for targeting and imaging of NSCLC in A-549 xenografted nude mice. The (Ser)3 -J18 peptide was conjugated with HYNIC and labeled with 99m  Tc using tricine as a co-ligand. The radiolabeled peptide was evaluated for its radiochemical purity, stability, receptor binding and internalization in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774991/aggregate-mesenchymal-stem-cell-delivery-ameliorates-the-regenerative-niche-for-muscle-repair
#3
Marissa A Ruehle, Hazel Y Stevens, Aaron M Beedle, Robert E Guldberg, Jarrod A Call
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe muscle wasting disease due to the absence of the dystrophin protein from the muscle cell membrane which renders the muscle susceptible to continuous damage. In DMD patients, muscle weakness, together with cycles of degeneration/regeneration and replacement with non-contractile tissue, limit mobility and lifespan. Since the loss of dystrophin result in loss of polarity and a reduction in the number of self-renewing satellite cells, it is postulated that these patients could achieve an improved quality of life if delivered cells could restore satellite cell function...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774156/pilot-study-of-orphenadrine-as-a-novel-treatment-for-muscle-cramps-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Sherief Abd-Elsalam, Ferial El-Kalla, Lobna A Ali, Samah Mosaad, Walaa Alkhalawany, Berihan Elemary, Rehab Badawi, Asmaa Elzeftawy, Amr Hanafy, Asem Elfert
Background and aims: Muscle cramps markedly affect the quality of life in cirrhotic patients with no available highly effective treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of orphenadrine in the treatment of muscle cramps in cirrhotic patients. Methods: The study enrolled 30 liver cirrhosis patients complaining of frequent muscle cramps (≥3 per week), who were randomized to receive either orphenadrine 100 mg or calcium carbonate 500 mg twice daily as a control for one month...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774118/proteomic-profiling-of-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-in-cancer-cachexia-alterations-in-sarcomeric-and-mitochondrial-protein-expression
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Angie M Y Shum, Anne Poljak, Nicholas L Bentley, Nigel Turner, Timothy C Tan, Patsie Polly
Background: Cancer cachexia is observed in more than 50% of advanced cancer patients, and impairs quality of life and prognosis. A variety of pathways are likely to be dysregulated. Hence, a broad-spectrum understanding of the disease process is best achieved by a discovery based approach such as proteomics. Results: More than 300 proteins were identified with > 95% confidence in correct sequence identification, of which 5-10% were significantly differentially expressed in cachectic tissues ( p -value of 0...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772836/soybean-hop-alleviates-estrogen-deficiency-related-bone-loss-and-metabolic-dysfunction-in-ovariectomized-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#6
Dasom Noh, Yeni Lim, Hansol Lee, Hyejin Kim, Oran Kwon
Soybeans and hops have been traditionally used as a natural estrogen replacement therapy and their major active ingredients, isoflavones and prenylflavanones, are known to have estrogenic/antiestrogenic effects depending on the target organ. However, their potential benefits are still subject to controversies. The present study investigated the dual effect of soy isoflavones plus hop prenylflavanones (Soy-Hop) on bone loss and metabolic dysfunction under estrogen deficient condition. Rats were sham-operated ( n = 10) or ovariectomized (OVX; n = 40) and then fed a high-fat diet (HFD) to develop hyperlipidemia in OVX rats within the experimental period of 8 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771840/combined-access-for-the-treatment-of-medial-orbital-wall-fracture-subciliary-and-upper-eyelid-sulcus-incisions
#7
Mariana Alcantara Rodrigues de Moraes, João Pedro Rocha Biló, Max Domingues Pereira
The present study presents a new surgical approach to treat medial orbital wall fractures, that is, the combined transcutaneous access through subciliary and upper eyelid sulcus incisions. The study performed the retrospective analysis of medical records belonging to 14 consecutive patients with medial orbital wall fracture, who were treated in the Plastic Surgery Division at Federal University of São Paulo, from 2005 to 2013, through the combination of subciliary and upper eyelid sulcus incisions to access the fracture foci...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770954/the-relationship-between-physical-impairments-quality-of-life-and-disability-of-the-neck-and-upper-limb-in-patients-following-neck-dissection
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Elise M Gane, Steven M McPhail, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Shaun P O'Leary
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between physical impairments, quality of life and disability in patients following neck dissection, with consideration of patient and clinical characteristics. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of patients < 5 years after neck dissection for head and neck cancer. Quality of life and self-reported disability were measured with the Neck Dissection Impairment Index, Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, and Neck Disability Index...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767832/cancer-survivors-exhibit-a-different-relationship-between-muscle-strength-and-health-related-quality-of-life-fatigue-compared-to-healthy-subjects
#9
S Morishita, A Tsubaki, J B Fu, Y Mitobe, H Onishi, T Tsuji
We investigated the difference in relationship between muscle strength and quality of life (QOL)/fatigue in long-term cancer survivors and healthy subjects. Thirty-six cancer survivors and 29 healthy subjects were assessed for body composition and bone status at the calcaneus using the Osteo Sono Assessment Index. Muscle strength was evaluated via handgrip and knee extensor strength. Health-related QOL was assessed using the Medical Outcome Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey. Fatigue was measured using the brief fatigue inventory...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767150/effect-of-storage-time-on-the-characteristics-of-corn-and-efficiency-of-its-utilization-in-broiler-chickens
#10
Dafei Yin, Jianmin Yuan, Yuming Guo, Lee I Chiba
Corn is one of the staple food and feed ingredients in China, therefore its storage is of particular importance. Corn is typically stored for 2 or more years in national barns before it is sold as a food or feed ingredient. However, the effects of stored corn in national barns on the animal performance and nutrient utilization have not been investigated thus far. This study attempted to determine the effects of storage time on the chemical and physical characteristics of corn and its nutritional value, broiler growth performance, and meat quality...
September 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767148/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-with-sugar-cane-extract-on-meat-quality-and-oxidative-stability-in-finishing-pigs
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Yangchun Xia, Yansen Li, Xiangxing Shen, Massami Mizu, Toma Furuta, Chunmei Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation with sugar cane extract (SCE) on meat quality and oxidative stability of Longissimus dorsi muscle in finishing pigs. Eighteen barrows (Duroc × Landrace ×  Jiaxing Black), with an average initial body weight of 62.1 ± 5.0 kg, were randomly allotted to 1 of 3 diets with 6 replicates per treatment for 42 days. The diets comprised a normal diet and the normal diets supplemented with 5 and 25 g/kg SCE. The results showed that SCE supplementation did not affect final body weight of finishing pigs...
September 2017: Animal nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764991/a-dgk%C3%AE-foxo-ubiquitin-proteolytic-axis-controls-fiber-size-during-skeletal-muscle-remodeling
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Jae-Sung You, Matthew S Dooley, Chan-Ran Kim, Eui-Jun Kim, Wei Xu, Craig A Goodman, Troy A Hornberger
Skeletal muscle rapidly remodels in response to various stresses, and the resulting changes in muscle mass profoundly influence our health and quality of life. We identified a diacylglycerol kinase ζ (DGKζ)-mediated pathway that regulated muscle mass during remodeling. During mechanical overload, DGKζ abundance was increased and required for effective hypertrophy. DGKζ not only augmented anabolic responses but also suppressed ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS)-dependent proteolysis. We found that DGKζ inhibited the transcription factor FoxO that promotes the induction of the UPS...
May 15, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764761/reference-values-for-muscle-strength-a-systematic-review-with-a-descriptive-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Poliana do Amaral Benfica, Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Sherindan Ayessa Ferreira de Brito, Luane Helena Nunes Bernardino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength is an important component of health. OBJECTIVE: To describe and evaluate the studies which have established the reference values for muscle strength on healthy individuals and to synthesize these values with a descriptive meta-analysis approach. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in MEDLINE, LILACS, and SciELO databases. Studies that investigated the reference values for muscle strength of two or more appendicular/axial muscle groups of health individuals were included...
May 3, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764409/quadriceps-combined-with-hip-abductor-strengthening-versus-quadriceps-strengthening-in-treating-knee-osteoarthritis-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yujie Xie, Chi Zhang, Wei Jiang, Juan Huang, Lili Xu, Guoyin Pang, Haiyan Tang, Ruyan Chen, Jihua Yu, Shengmin Guo, Fangyuan Xu, Jianxiong Wang
BACKGROUND: Lower limb strengthening, especially the quadriceps training, is of much necessity for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Previous studies suggest that strengthening of the hip muscles, especially the hip abductor, can potentially relieve the KOA-associated symptoms. Nevertheless, the effects of quadriceps combined with hip abductor strengthening remain unclear. Therefore, the current randomized controlled trial is designed aiming to observe whether quadriceps in combination with hip abductor strengthening can better improve the function and reduce pain in KOA patients than quadriceps training alone...
May 15, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764020/-effect-of-cricothyroid-and-thyroarytenoid-muscle-botulinum-toxin-injection-on-patients-with-dyspnea-caused-by-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paresis
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X L Xu, J M Lai, T Qiu, Y L Ma, Y C Jiao, P Y Zhuang
Objective: To discuss the clinical effect of small dose of botulinum toxin injection in cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle on patients with incomplete bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis. Methods: Six patients were selected with Ⅰor Ⅱ or Ⅲ degree of dyspnea diagnosed as bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury by laryngeal electromyography, and small dose of botulinum toxin injection was performed in cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle as a treatment. Degree of dyspnea was assessed one month before and after the treatment, and the stroboscopic laryngoscope results, acoustic parameters and CT image of the patients were collected in the 6 patients...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763510/trihexyphenidyl-for-dystonia-in-cerebral-palsy
#16
REVIEW
Adrienne R Harvey, Louise B Baker, Dinah Susan Reddihough, Adam Scheinberg, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy occurs in up to 2.1 of every 1000 live births and encompasses a range of motor problems and movement disorders. One commonly occurring movement disorder amongst those with cerebral palsy is dystonia: sustained or intermittent involuntary muscle spasms and contractions that cause twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures. The involuntary contractions are often very painful and distressing and cause significant limitations to activity and participation...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762790/dietary-supplementation-with-clostridium-butyricum-modulates-serum-lipid-metabolism-meat-quality-and-the-amino-acid-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-peking-ducks
#17
Yanhan Liu, Yiyu Li, Xiancheng Feng, Zhong Wang, Zhaofei Xia
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Clostridium butyricum (C. butyricum) on the performance, serum lipid metabolism, muscle morphology, meat quality, and fatty acid profiles of Peking ducks. A total of 1,500 Peking ducks were randomly divided into five groups with five replicates and were fed a non-antibiotic basal diet (Control) or a basal diet supplemented with either 200, 400, or 600 mg/kg of C. butyricum (2.0 × 109 CFU/g) or 150 mg of aureomycin/kg for 42 d. Compared with the control group, supplementation with C...
May 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762785/descriptive-sensory-analysis-of-marinated-and-non-marinated-wooden-breast-fillet-portions
#18
A D Maxwell, B C Bowker, H Zhuang, D Chatterjee, K Adhikari
The wooden breast (WB) myopathy influences muscle composition and texture characteristics in broiler breast meat. It is unknown if marination reduces the negative influence of WB on meat sensory quality or if WB effects are uniform throughout the Pectoralis major. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of marination on the sensory attributes and instrumental shear force measurements of the ventral (skin-side) and dorsal (bone-side) portions of normal and severe WB meat. Sixty butterfly fillets (30 normal and 30 severe WB) were selected from the deboning line of a commercial processing plant...
May 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762770/carcass-and-meat-quality-characterization-of-indigenous-and-improved-variety-of-chicken-genotypes
#19
Suresh K Devatkal, Mangalathu R Vishnuraj, Vivek V Kulkarni, Talapaneni Kotaiah
A study was conducted to examine four genotypes of chicken for their carcass and meat quality characteristics. From each genotype, 20 birds were slaughtered at their respective age of maturity. Breast and thigh muscles were evaluated for meat quality characteristics. Transport loss and carcass weight were highest in the white commercial broiler (WBR) and lowest in Aseel (ASL) and Indbro Aseel (ASR). Dressing percentage ranged between 66.41 and 72.56 and was not significantly different among genotypes. The yield of various cut-up parts for different genotypic birds was significantly different (P < 0...
May 14, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762276/short-term-effect-of-low-dose-electromyography-guided-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-lateral-epicondylar-tendinopathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
#20
Alexandre Creuzé, Hervé Petit, Mathieu de Sèze
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) is a novel treatment for chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. Preliminary studies have demonstrated promising results; however, confirmation of the effectiveness of BoNT-A treatment and further assessment of its side effects are required. This study investigated the analgesic effects of BoNT-A in the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy. METHODS: This was a phase-III, single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study including 60 patients with chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy that had been resistant to treatment for >6 months...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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