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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245180/factors-influencing-cane-use-for-the-management-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Julia Hart, Rana S Hinman, Ans Van Ginckel, Michelle Hall, Rachel Nelligan, Kim L Bennell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate demographic, symptom-related and cognitive determinants of cane use for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and prioritise the factors that could facilitate cane use in people with no previous cane use. METHODS: A survey of people aged ≥45 years with a clinical diagnosis of knee OA was conducted. The survey included two sections: i) demographic and cognitive determinants of cane use assessed via subscales of the Cane Cognitive Mediator Scale; ii) 19 statements, underpinned by the Behaviour Change Wheel theoretical framework, relating to factors that could facilitate regular cane use...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241713/effects-of-superficial-heating-and-insulation-on-walking-speed-in-people-with-hereditary-and-spontaneous-spastic-paraparesis-a-randomised-crossover-study
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Amanda L Denton, Alan D Hough, Jennifer A Freeman, Jonathan F Marsden
OBJECTIVES: Cooling of the lower limb in people with Hereditary and Spontaneous Spastic Paraparesis (pwHSSP) has been shown to affect walking speed and neuromuscular impairments. The investigation of practical strategies which may help to alleviate these problems is important. The potential of superficial heat to improve walking speed has not been explored in pwHSSP. Primary objective was to explore whether the application of superficial heat (hot packs) to lower limbs in pwHSSP improves walking speed...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237047/correlates-of-high-impact-physical-activity-measured-objectively-in-older-british-adults
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Ahmed Elhakeem, Kimberly Hannam, Kevin C Deere, April Hartley, Emma M Clark, Charlotte Moss, Mark H Edwards, Elaine Dennison, Tim Gaysin, Diana Kuh, Andrew Wong, Kenneth R Fox, Cyrus Cooper, Rachel Cooper, Jon H Tobias
Background: Exposure to higher magnitude vertical impacts is thought to benefit bone health. The correlates of this high-impact physical activity (PA) in later life are unknown. Methods: Participants were from the Cohort for Skeletal Health in Bristol and Avon, Hertfordshire Cohort Study and MRC National Survey of Health and Development. Associations of demographic, behavioural, physiological and psychological factors with vertical acceleration peaks ≥1.5 g (i...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235076/a-comparison-of-the-impact-of-physical-exercise-cognitive-training-and-combined-intervention-on-spontaneous-walking-speed-in-older-adults
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Kristell Pothier, Christine Gagnon, Sarah A Fraser, Maxime Lussier, Laurence Desjardins-Crépeau, Nicolas Berryman, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, T T Minh Vu, Karen Z H Li, Laurent Bosquet, Louis Bherer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous walking speed (SWS) is one of the most important indicators of health in older adults. Studies have shown benefits of physical trainings on SWS in older adults but the impact of cognitive training and multidomain interventions remains understudied. AIMS: This original study aimed at comparing the impact of aerobic/resistance exercise, computerized cognitive training and the combination of both interventions compared with active control conditions on SWS in healthy older adults...
December 12, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232308/a-backward-walking-training-program-to-improve-balance-and-mobility-in-acute-stroke-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dorian K Rose, Lou DeMark, Emily J Fox, David J Clark, Peter Wludyka
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Strategies to address gait and balance deficits early poststroke are minimal. The postural and motor control requirements of Backward Walking Training (BWT) may provide benefits to improve balance and walking speed in this population. This pilot study (1) determined the feasibility of administering BWT during inpatient rehabilitation and (2) compared the effectiveness of BWT to Standing Balance Training (SBT) on walking speed, balance, and balance-related efficacy in acute stroke...
January 2018: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230382/light-rail-leads-to-more-walking-around-station-areas
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Ruizhu Huang, Anne V Moudon, Chuan Zhou, Orion T Stewart, Brian E Saelens
Areas around Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations offer ideal conditions for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Relatively dense, mixed-use neighborhoods can have positive impacts on mobility, health, and perceptions of neighborhood safety among nearby residents, primarily through walking activity for both transit and other purposes. To examine how station areas may attract new activity, this study analyzed changes in walking around station areas among people living close to an LRT station before and after the opening of a new transit system...
September 2017: Journal of Transport & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229106/cardiovascular-benefits-from-standard-pulmonary-rehabilitation-are-related-to-baseline-exercise-tolerance-levels-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Linn E Moore, Bradley W Byers, Desi P Fuhr, Eric Wong, Mohit Bhutani, Michael K Stickland
BACKGROUND: Heightened arterial stiffness is a marker of cardiovascular risk and is elevated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Physical activity has been shown to reduce arterial stiffness, and our previous work has shown that arterial stiffness is related to physical activity and exercise tolerance in COPD. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether baseline physical activity and exercise tolerance influence the cardiovascular benefits associated with standard COPD outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225908/an-unusual-presentation-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Linn E Katus, Steven J Frucht
Background: Dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) has largely been associated with autosomal dominant mutations in the GCH1 gene leading to GTP cyclohydrolase 1 deficiency. More recently, a deficiency in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) has been recognized to cause DRD. This is a rare disorder resulting from genetic mutations in the TH gene on chromosome 11. The phenotype ranges from DRD with complete resolution on levodopa to infantile parkinsonism and encephalopathy only partially responsive to levodopa...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222121/postoperative-reverse-remodeling-and-symptomatic-improvement-in-normal-flow-low-gradient-aortic-stenosis-after-aortic-valve-replacement
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Rasmus Carter-Storch, Jacob E Møller, Nicolaj L Christensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhadenov, Lars M Rasmussen, Redi Pecini, Kristian A Øvrehus, Eva V Søndergård, Niels Marcussen, Jordi S Dahl
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) most often presents with reduced aortic valve area (<1 cm2), normal stroke volume index (≥35 mL/m2), and either high mean gradient (≥40 mm Hg; normal-flow high-gradient AS) or low mean gradient (normal-flow low-gradient [NFLG] AS). The benefit of aortic valve replacement (AVR) among NFLG patients is controversial. We compared the impact of NFLG condition on preoperative left ventricular (LV) remodeling and myocardial fibrosis and postoperative remodeling and symptomatic benefit...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216745/differential-experimental-effects-of-a-short-bout-of-walking-meditation-or-combination-of-walking-and-meditation-on-state-anxiety-among-young-adults
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Meghan K Edwards, Simon Rosenbaum, Paul D Loprinzi
INTRODUCTION: Single bouts of aerobic exercise and meditation have been shown to improve anxiety states. Yet to be evaluated in the literature, we sought to examine the effects of a single, short bout of aerobic exercise or meditation, as well as exercise and meditation combined on state anxiety among young adults. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University. SUBJECTS: Participants (N = 110, mean age = 21...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215694/strategies-to-promote-walking-among-community-dwelling-individuals-with-major-mental-disorders
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Margaret Swarbrick, Patricia B Nemec, Crystal L Brandow, Amy Spagnolo
Individuals with major mental disorders could benefit from low cost, functional ways to support healthy lifestyles. Walking is a popular, preferred, accessible, and safe physical activity for many people. Walking is free, requiring no specialized equipment or membership fee, and is important to support engagement in other daily living activities. The current study explores the benefits of walking and strategies for promoting walking among community-dwelling individuals with major mental disorders. Key issues include strengthening engagement, tracking progress, and sustaining participation to achieve goals related to walking...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215546/initial-tadalafil-and-ambrisentan-combination-therapy-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-clinical-and-haemodynamic-long-term-efficacy-italy-study
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Michele D'Alto, Emanuele Romeo, Paola Argiento, Giuseppe Paciocco, Renato Prediletto, Stefano Ghio, Michele Correale, Francesco Lo Giudice, Roberto Badagliacca, Alessandra Greco, Carmine Dario Vizza
AIMS: Initial combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil (upfront therapy) offers clinical benefits in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and reduces the risk of clinical failure compared with monotherapy in naïve patients. The aim of study is to assess the efficacy of a 12-month upfront therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil in improving haemodynamics in incident PAH patients. METHODS: This is a multicentre retrospective analysis of real-world Italian clinical data in 56 patients with newly diagnosed PAH...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211046/building-based-analysis-of-the-spatial-provision-of-urban-parks-in-shenzhen-china
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Wenxiu Gao, Qiang Lyu, Xiang Fan, Xiaochun Yang, Jiangtao Liu, Xirui Zhang
Urban parks provide important environmental, social, and economic benefits to people and urban areas. The literature demonstrates that proximity to urban parks is one of the key factors influencing people's willingness to use them. Therefore, the provision of urban parks near residential areas and workplaces is one of the key factors influencing quality of life. This study designed a solution based on the spatial association between urban parks and buildings where people live or work to identify whether people in different buildings have nearby urban parks available for their daily lives...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210749/pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-acute-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-is-the-evidence-strengthening
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Lissa Spencer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This manuscript aims to review the most recent evidence about the benefits of early pulmonary rehabilitation commenced during an acute exacerbation in people with COPD (AECOPD). RECENT FINDINGS: A number of RCTs and an observational study, published between 2015 and 2017, have used different exercise interventions compared with usual medical care in people with moderate-to-severe COPD during an AECOPD. The results show short-term improvement in walking distance, muscle strength, quality of life and anxiety and depression...
November 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208476/what-does-best-evidence-tell-us-about-robotic-gait-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maria Federica Bruni, Corrado Melegari, Maria Cristina De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
BACKGROUND: Studies about electromechanical-assisted devices proved the validity and effectiveness of these tools in gait rehabilitation, especially if used in association with conventional physiotherapy in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of different robotic devices in improving post-stroke gait abnormalities. METHODS: A computerized literature research of articles was conducted in the databases MEDLINE, PEDro, COCHRANE, besides a search for the same items in the Library System of the University of Parma (Italy)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207929/a-nationwide-danish-survey-on-the-use-of-green-spaces-by-people-with-mobility-disabilities
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Ulrika K Stigsdotter, Sus Sola Corazon, Ola Ekholm
BACKGROUND: There is increasing awareness of the importance and health benefits of living near green spaces. Research usually focuses on the general population's use of green spaces and there has been little focus on the use of green spaces by specific groups, such as people with mobility disabilities. This represents a significant knowledge gap with regard to facilitating access to healthy green environments by all population groups. This study aims to provide knowledge of the use of green spaces by people with mobility disabilities...
December 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206641/comparison-of-exercise-training-responses-in-copd-patients-with-and-without-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Inga Jarosch, Wolfgang Hitzl, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Marion Wencker, Tobias Welte, Rainer Gloeckl, Sabina Janciauskiene, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on fatigue-resistant skeletal muscle fibre type I have been found to be smaller in COPD patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) than in those without AATD. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) augmentation therapy was suggested as a potential factor of influence. Whether this finding mirrors different improvements in 6-min walk distance (6MWD) between both groups remains unknown. METHODS: 140 patients with AATD-related COPD (phenotype PiZZ, FEV1: 31 ± 8%pred...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206344/balancing-selection-maintains-cryptic-colour-morphs
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Maren Wellenreuther
Animals display incredibly diverse colour patterns, a testament to evolution's endless innovation in shaping life. In many species, the interplay between males and females in the pursuit of mates has driven the evolution of a myriad of colour forms, from the flashy peacock tail feathers to the tiniest colour markings in damselflies. In others, colour provides crypsis by allowing to blend into the background and to escape the eyes of predators. While the obvious benefits of this dazzling diversity for reproduction and survival seem straightforward, its maintenance is not...
November 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203355/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial-of-an-antisense-oligonucleotide-drisapersen-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Nathalie Goemans, Eugenio Mercuri, Elena Belousova, Hirofumi Komaki, Alberto Dubrovsky, Craig M McDonald, John E Kraus, Afrodite Lourbakos, Zhengning Lin, Giles Campion, Susanne X Wang, Craig Campbell
This 48-week, randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 study (DMD114044; NCT01254019) evaluated efficacy and safety of subcutaneous drisapersen 6 mg/kg/week in 186 ambulant boys aged ≥5 years, with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) resulting from an exon 51 skipping amenable mutation. Drisapersen was generally well tolerated, with injection-site reactions and renal events as most commonly reported adverse events. A nonsignificant treatment difference (P = 0.415) in the change from baseline in six-minute walk distance (6MWD; primary efficacy endpoint) of 10...
December 1, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202845/robotic-assisted-gait-as-a-tool-for-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Ledycnarf J Holanda, Patrícia M M Silva, Thiago C Amorim, Matheus O Lacerda, Camila R Simão, Edgard Morya
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial deficit of sensory and motor pathways. Impairments of this injury compromise muscle recruitment and motor planning, thus reducing functional capacity. SCI patients commonly present psychological, intestinal, urinary, osteomioarticular, tegumentary, cardiorespiratory and neural alterations that aggravate in chronic phase. One of the neurorehabilitation goals is the restoration of these abilities by favoring improvement in the quality of life and functional independence...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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