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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210031/effects-of-exercise-therapy-during-dialysis-for-elderly-patients-undergoing-maintenance-dialysis
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Yusuke Chigira, Takahiro Oda, Masataka Izumi, Tukasa Yoshimura
[Purpose] Exercise therapy during dialysis is currently being recommended since it is easy for patients to follow and results in high participation rates. In this study, this therapy was performed for elderly patients undergoing maintenance dialysis, and its effects were examined. [Subjects and Methods] Seven elderly patients (age: 70.6 ± 4.4) with chronic renal failure, who were able to perform exercises during maintenance dialysis, received the exercise therapy 2 or 3 times weekly for 3 months. Lower-limb muscle strength as well as the standardized dialysis dose (Kt/V) was measured before and after intervention...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206826/the-nine-hole-peg-test-as-a-manual-dexterity-performance-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Peter Feys, Ilse Lamers, Gordon Francis, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick
Impaired manual dexterity is a frequently reported disability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is increasingly prevalent with worsening disease. While various tests and patient-reported outcome measures are available, the Nine-Hole Peg Test (NHPT) is considered as a gold standard measure of manual dexterity and most frequently used in MS research and clinical practice. The MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) includes representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194333/ethics-committees-and-the-changed-clinical-research-environment-in-india-in-2016-a-perspective
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Sanish Davis, Poonam Sule, Murtuza Bughediwala, Vrunda Pandya, Shilpi Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Institutional and Independent Ethics Committees (ECs) have as their primary mission the protection of human research subjects. The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has in the period 2013-2016 introduced several new regulations and amendments to existing regulations overseeing the conduct of Research in India. Several of these have direct effect on the functioning of the EC from a review, approval, and oversight mechanism. METHODOLOGY: The Ethics Council of Indian Society for Clinical Research conducted a questionnaire survey among EC members to understand the impact of these changes in their functioning...
January 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193119/the-key-search-subtest-of-the-behavioural-assessment-of-the-dysexecutive-syndrome-in-children-bads-c-instrument-reveals-impaired-planning-without-external-constraints-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Daria Riva, Chiara Vago, Alessandra Erbetta, Veronica Saletti, Silvia Esposito, Roberto Micheli, Sara Bulgheroni
Studies of executive function and its relationship with brain T2-weighted hyperintensities in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) have yielded inconsistent results. We examined 16 children with NF1 aged 8 to 15 years, of normal intelligence, and compared their findings to those of 16 siblings and 16 typically developing children using the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome in Children (BADS-C). NF1 patients had an adequate overall score at BADS-C, but showed significantly lower performance than typical peers in the Key Search subtest...
March 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192733/prospective-long-term-results-complications-and-risk-factors-in-pelvic-organ-prolapse-treatment-with-vaginal-mesh
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Inés M Laso-García, Miguel A Rodríguez-Cabello, Miguel A Jiménez-Cidre, Andrea Orosa-Andrada, David Carracedo-Calvo, Luis López-Fando, Francisco J Burgos-Revilla
OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term results and complications of pelvic organ prolapse treatment with transvaginal mesh. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study of 75 women who underwent surgery between 2005 and 2008 by the same surgeon. 44 patients (58,7%) underwent concomitant treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Anatomical criterion for failure was prolapse grade >I in any compartment. Analysis of functional features consisted of an assessment of urinary, sexual, and defecation symptoms, and pelvic pain...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187733/early-detection-of-copd-patients-in-gold-0-population-an-observational-non-interventional-cohort-study-marko-study
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Žarko Vrbica, Marina Labor, Ivan Gudelj, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić, Davor Plavec
BACKGROUND: Main risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is smoking, although only less than 1/3 of smokers develop clinically manifest COPD. COPD's progressive nature with high disability and mortality makes it plausible to detect it as early as possible thus allowing for an early intervention. The only tool for an early diagnosis that could be used on the global scale is spirometry, even though symptoms and deprivation of health related quality of life (HRQoL) precede relevant spirometric changes...
February 10, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185097/change-in-the-relative-contributions-of-habit-and-working-memory-facilitates-serial-reversal-learning-expertise-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Thomas C Hassett, Robert R Hampton
Functionally distinct memory systems likely evolved in response to incompatible demands placed on learning by distinct environmental conditions. Working memory appears adapted, in part, for conditions that change frequently, making rapid acquisition and brief retention of information appropriate. In contrast, habits form gradually over many experiences, adapting organisms to contingencies of reinforcement that are stable over relatively long intervals. Serial reversal learning provides an opportunity to simultaneously examine the processes involved in adapting to rapidly changing and relatively stable contingencies...
February 9, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185086/web-based-information-and-support-for-patients-with-a-newly-diagnosed-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-feasibility-study
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Grietje Bouma, Lotte D de Hosson, Claudia E van Woerkom, Hennie van Essen, Geertruida H de Bock, Jolien M Admiraal, Anna K L Reyners, Annemiek M E Walenkamp
PURPOSE: Patients with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) frequently experience physical and psychosocial complaints. Novel strategies to provide information to optimize supportive care in these patients are of interest. The aim of this study was to examine whether the use of a web-based system consisting of self-screening of problems and care needs, patient education, and self-referral to professional health care is feasible in NET patients and to evaluate their opinion on this. METHODS: Newly diagnosed NET patients were randomized between standard care (n = 10) or intervention with additional access to the web-based system (n = 10) during 12 weeks...
February 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183509/assessment-of-myocardial-microstructural-dynamics-by-in%C3%A2-vivo-diffusion-tensor-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, Zohya Khalique, Pedro F Ferreira, Ranil de Silva, Andrew D Scott, Philip Kilner, Laura-Ann McGill, Archontis Giannakidis, Peter D Gatehouse, Daniel Ennis, Eric Aliotta, Majid Al-Khalil, Peter Kellman, Dumitru Mazilu, Robert S Balaban, David N Firmin, Andrew E Arai, Dudley J Pennell
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocytes are organized in microstructures termed sheetlets that reorientate during left ventricular thickening. Diffusion tensor cardiac magnetic resonance (DT-CMR) may enable noninvasive interrogation of in vivo cardiac microstructural dynamics. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a condition of abnormal myocardium with unknown sheetlet function. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to validate in vivo DT-CMR measures of cardiac microstructure against histology, characterize microstructural dynamics during left ventricular wall thickening, and apply the technique in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and DCM...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178983/management-of-painful-clitoral-neuroma-after-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
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Jasmine Abdulcadir, Jean-Christophe Tille, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: Traumatic neuromas are the result of regenerative disorganized proliferation of the proximal portion of lesioned nerves. They can exist in any anatomical site and are responsible for neuropathic pain. Post-traumatic neuromas of the clitoris have been described as an uncommon consequence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C involves partial or total removal of the female genital organs for non-therapeutic reasons. It can involve cutting of the clitoris and can cause psychological, sexual, and physical complications...
February 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152511/concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-degrades-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-stage-ii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-as-compared-to-radiotherapy
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Xin-Bin Pan, Shi-Ting Huang, Kai-Hua Chen, Yan-Ming Jiang, Jia-Lin Ma, Song Qu, Ling Li, Long Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhu
The purpose of this study was to compare the quality of life (QoL) of stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) versus concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). In a cross-sectional study, these patients were treated with RT (n = 55) or CCRT (n = 51) between June 2008 and June 2013. For all subjects, disease-free survival was more than 3 years. QoL was assessed using the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) questions and the Head and Neck 35 (EORTC QLQ-H&N35) questions...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149942/cognitive-complaints-in-older-adults-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease-are-associated-with-altered-resting-state-networks
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Joey A Contreras, Joaquín Goñi, Shannon L Risacher, Enrico Amico, Karmen Yoder, Mario Dzemidzic, John D West, Brenna C McDonald, Martin R Farlow, Olaf Sporns, Andrew J Saykin
INTRODUCTION: Pathophysiological changes that accompany early clinical symptoms in prodromal Alzheimer's disease (AD) may have a disruptive influence on brain networks. We investigated resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI), combined with brain connectomics, to assess changes in whole-brain functional connectivity (FC) in relation to neurocognitive variables. METHODS: Participants included 58 older adults who underwent rsfMRI. Individual FC matrices were computed based on a 278-region parcellation...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149061/effects-of-6-months-yoga-program-on-renal-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-from-chronic-kidney-disease
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Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Tung Vir Singh Arya, Amit Kumar, Ashish Yadav
AIM: To study the effect of 6 months yoga program in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients with CKD were studied and divided into two groups (yoga group and control group) to see the effect of yoga in CKD. Patients in the yoga group were offered yoga therapy along with other conventional treatment modalities, while the control group was only on conventional treatment. Subjects in yoga group were trained to perform specific yogic asanas for at least 5 days a week for 40-60 min a day...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126890/evaluation-of-precision-in-optoacoustic-tomography-for-preclinical-imaging-in-living-subjects
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James Joseph, Michal Tomaszewski, Isabel Quiros-Gonzalez, Judith Weber, Joanna Brunker, Sarah Bohndiek
: Optoacoustic Tomography (OT) is now widely used in preclinical imaging, however, precision (repeatability and reproducibility) of OT has yet to be determined. METHODS: We used a commercial small animal OT system. Measurements in stable phantoms were used to independently assess the impact of system variables on precision (using coefficient of variation, COV), including acquisition wavelength, rotational position, frame averaging. Variables due to animal handling and physiology, such as anatomical placement and anesthesia conditions were then assessed in healthy nude mice using the left kidney and spleen as reference organs...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123482/model-identification-of-stomatognathic-muscle-system-activity-during-mastication
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Edward Kijak, Jerzy Margielewicz, Danuta Lietz-Kijak, Katarzyna Wilemska-Kucharzewska, Marek Kucharzewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński
The present study aimed to determine the numeric projection of the function of the mandible and muscle system during mastication. An experimental study was conducted on a healthy 47 year-old subject. On clinical examination no functional disorders were observed. To evaluate the activity of mastication during muscle functioning, bread cubes and hazelnuts were selected (2 cm(2) and 1.2/1.3 cm in diameter, respectively) for condyloid processing. An assessment of the activity of mastication during muscle functioning was determined on the basis of numeric calculations conducted with a novel software programme, Kinematics 3D, designed specifically for this study...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119496/treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-using-initial-combination-therapy-of-bosentan-and-iloprost
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Xinpeng Han, Yuhai Zhang, Liang Dong, Liying Fang, Yaqin Chai, Mengjie Niu, Yongping Yu, Lingli Liu, Xuemin Yang, Shuoyao Qu, Shengqing Li
BACKGROUND: Monotherapy and sequential combination therapy have been widely used in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). There is limited evidence for initial combination therapy in patients with PAH, particularly those with World Health Organization (WHO) functional class III or IV. METHODS: Twenty-seven consecutive treatment-naive PAH subjects with WHO functional class III or IV PAH were randomized into 3 groups with a 1:1:1 ratio: a combination therapy group with 125 mg of bosentan twice daily plus 10 μg of iloprost 4-6 times/d; a bosentan monotherapy group with 125 mg of bosentan twice daily; and a iloprost monotherapy group with 10 μg of iloprost 4-6 times/d...
January 24, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109940/proteome-response-of-fish-under-multiple-stress-exposure-effects-of-pesticide-mixtures-and-temperature-increase
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Allison Gandar, Pascal Laffaille, Nathalie Marty-Gasset, Didier Viala, Caroline Molette, Séverine Jean
Aquatic systems can be subjected to multiple stressors, including pollutant cocktails and elevated temperature. Evaluating the combined effects of these stressors on organisms is a great challenge in environmental sciences. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to assess the molecular stress response of an aquatic fish species subjected to individual and combined pesticide mixtures and increased temperatures. For that, goldfish (Carassius auratus) were acclimated to two different temperatures (22 and 32°C) for 15 days...
March 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103916/tim-1-defines-a-human-regulatory-b-cell-population-that-is-altered-in-frequency-and-function-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Octavio Aravena, Ashley Ferrier, Madhvi Menon, Claudia Mauri, Juan Carlos Aguillón, Lilian Soto, Diego Catalán
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by excessive production of extracellular matrix by fibroblasts on skin and internal organs. Although Th2 cells have been involved in fibroblast stimulation, hyperactivated B cells may also play an important role. Regulatory B cells (Bregs) are cells capable of inhibiting inflammatory responses and controlling autoimmune diseases. Although many Breg populations have in common the ability to produce high amounts of IL-10, a unique surface marker defining most human Bregs is lacking...
January 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088190/total-kidney-and-liver-volume-is-a-major-risk-factor-for-malnutrition-in-ambulatory-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Hyunjin Ryu, Hyosang Kim, Hayne Cho Park, Hyunsuk Kim, Eun Jin Cho, Kyu-Beck Lee, Wookyung Chung, Kook-Hwan Oh, Jeong Yeon Cho, Young-Hwan Hwang, Curie Ahn
BACKGROUND: In patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), malnutrition may develop as renal function declines and the abdominal organs become enlarged. We investigated the relationship of intra-abdominal mass with nutritional status. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed at a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic. Anthropometric and laboratory data including serum creatinine, albumin, and cholesterol were collected, and kidney and liver volumes were measured...
January 14, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065168/functional-outcomes-of-child-and-adolescent-mental-disorders-current-disorder-most-important-but-psychiatric-history-matters-as-well
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J Ormel, A M Oerlemans, D Raven, O M Laceulle, C A Hartman, R Veenstra, F C Verhulst, W Vollebergh, J G M Rosmalen, S A Reijneveld, A J Oldehinkel
BACKGROUND: Various sources indicate that mental disorders are the leading contributor to the burden of disease among youth. An important determinant of functioning is current mental health status. This study investigated whether psychiatric history has additional predictive power when predicting individual differences in functional outcomes. METHOD: We used data from the Dutch TRAILS study in which 1778 youths were followed from pre-adolescence into young adulthood (retention 80%)...
January 9, 2017: Psychological Medicine
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