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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528275/it-is-not-all-bad-for-the-grey-city-a-crossover-study-on-physiological-and-psychological-restoration-in-a-forest-and-an-urban-environment
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Ulrika K Stigsdotter, Sus Sola Corazon, Ulrik Sidenius, Jesper Kristiansen, Patrik Grahn
Today, urbanization presents a challenge to urban planning with regard to creating healthy living environments. The aim of this research is to gain further knowledge of the restorativeness of a best case urban and natural environment: that is a historic down town urban environment and forest environment located in an arboretum. The study has a cross-over design where 51 (N) female university students are exposed to the two environments through both seated viewing and walking. A mixed method approach is used with both physiological measurements of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability (HRV) and psychological measurements of mood change and perceived restorativeness...
May 18, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528258/epidemiology-and-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-experience-from-two-expert-centers
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Maria Anna Bazmpani, Alexandra Arvanitaki, Maria Toumpourleka, Georgia Pitsiou, Evaggelia Panagiotidou, Sophia Anastasia Mouratoglou, Georgios Sianos, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Antonios Pitsis, Eckhard Mayer, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, distinct pulmonary vascular disease, and, therefore, there is lack of data regarding its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management at a national basis. Our objective was to describe the demographics and management of CTEPH patients in Northern Greece. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational study with a joint collaboration from two pulmonary hypertension expert centers in Greece and included patients diagnosed with CTEPH...
May 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528005/attentional-load-of-walking-in-children-aged-7-12-and-in-adults
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Guillaume Chauvel, Estelle Palluel, Arthur Brandao, Guillaume Barbieri, Vincent Nougier, Isabelle Olivier
The amount of attentional resources necessary to walk in children, and how they evolve during childhood remains unclear. This study examined children's gait parameters in different dual-task conditions. 53 children, divided into two age groups (7-9 and 10-12 years old), and 18 adults walked on a mat in three different cognitive conditions: watching a video (video condition), listening its soundtrack (audio condition), and without any additional task (control condition). Questions were asked at the end of the video and audio conditions to make sure that participants were paying attention to the stimuli...
May 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527879/ventricular-diastolic-pressure-ratio-as-a-marker-of-treatment-response-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Arun Jose, Christopher S King, Oksana A Shlobin, Joseph M Kiernan, Nicolas A Cossa, A Whitney Brown, Steven D Nathan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is diagnosed and classified through right heart catheterization (RHC), with a number of hemodynamic markers used to help guide treatment decisions. These markers may not reflect the complex remodeling of the right ventricle or the interplay between ventricles, and struggle to predict treatment response. This study investigates the use of a novel marker; the ratio of left to right ventricular end-diastolic pressures (LVEDP/RVEDP), in predicting treatment outcomes in a cohort of PH patients...
May 17, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527386/gait-patterns-of-children-and-adolescents-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Elizabeth Wojciechowski, Amy Sman, Kayla Cornett, Jacqueline Raymond, Kathryn Refshauge, Manoj P Menezes, Joshua Burns
Gait abnormalities reported in childhood Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) include foot-drop, reduced ankle power at push-off and increased knee and hip flexion for swing clearance ('steppage-gait'). The purpose of this study was to describe the gait patterns of 60 children aged 6-17 years with CMT (CMTall) and distinguish differences based on functional weakness using the CMT Pediatric Scale (CMTPedS). Data were captured using Vicon Nexus system and compared to 50 healthy norms. Data were subdivided into three groups denoting increasing severity of dorsiflexion and plantarflexion weakness from the CMTPedS: no difficulty heel or toe walking (CMTND), difficulty heel walking (CMTDH), difficulty toe and heel walking (CMTDTH)...
May 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527234/impaired-postural-balance-correlates-with-complex-walking-performance-in-mildly-disabled-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis
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John Brincks, Elisabeth Due Andersen, Henrik Sørensen, Ulrik Dalgas
BACKGROUND: It is relevant to understand the possible influence of impaired postural balance on walking performance in multiple sclerosis (MS) gait rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: We expected associations between impaired postural balance and complex walking performance in mildly disabled persons with MS, but not in healthy controls. METHODS: Thirteen persons with MS (Expanded Disability Status Scale = 2.5) and 13 healthy controls' walking performance were measured at fast walking speed, Timed Up & Go and Timed 25 Feet Walking...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527231/nordic-walking-improves-trunk-stability-and%C3%A2-gait-spatial-temporal-characteristics-in%C3%A2-people-with-parkinson-disease
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Marie-Anne Gougeon, Lei Zhou, Julie Nantel
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the effect of walking with Nordic walking (NW) poles on postural stability and gait spatial-temporal characteristics in individuals with PD and to determine the cognitive load associated operating the poles. METHODS: Twelve individuals with PD (age: 61.6±11.7) were asked to perform four 90 s walking trials; with/without poles and with/without verbal fluency task (category fluency) after a 6-week independent NW training. We assessed gait spatial-temporal characteristics, and trunk postural stability using the APDM accelerometry system...
May 13, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527227/correlation-of-the-gait-speed-with-the-quality-of-life-and-the-quality-of-life-classified-according-to-speed-based-community-ambulation-in-thai-stroke-survivors
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Phichamon Khanittanuphong, Suttipong Tipchatyotin
BACKGROUND: Gait abnormality commonly resulted from stroke which affected patients living and probably quality of life (QOL). OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between gait speed and the QOL in Thai stroke patients and to compare the QOL among three patient groups that were categorized by gait speed: i) household ambulators <0.4 m/s, ii) limited community ambulators 0.4-0.8 m/s and iii) community ambulators >0.8 m/s. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive research study...
May 19, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527156/the-effect-of-aerobic-or-aerobic-strength-exercise-on-body-composition-and-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-bmi-%C3%A2-35-after-bariatric-surgery-a-randomized-control-trial
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Alireza Hassannejad, Alireza Khalaj, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mastaneh Rajabian Tabesh, Zahra Alizadeh
BACKGROUND: Although previous studies suggested that bariatric surgery is the most effective and sustainable treatment method for morbid obesity in long term, but without changing in lifestyle, maintaining optimal weight loss is almost impossible. METHODS: Sixty morbid obese patients (BMI ≥ 35) were evaluated before and after 12 weeks of bariatric surgery in order to compare the impact of two different exercise programs on body composition and functional capacity outcomes...
May 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526995/two-cycles-of-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-prgf-endoret-intra-articular-injections-improve-stiffness-and-activities-of-daily-living-but-not-pain-compared-to-one-cycle-on-patients-with-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Víctor Vaquerizo, Sabino Padilla, José Javier Aguirre, Leire Begoña, Gorka Orive, Eduardo Anitua
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical efficacy and safety of a treatment based on one cycle versus two cycles of intra-articular injections of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF-Endoret) on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Ninety patients with knee OA were included and evaluated. A total of 48 patients received one cycle (OC group) (3 injections on a weekly basis), while 42 patients received two cycles of PRGF-Endoret (TC group) spaced 6 months between them...
May 19, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526765/factors-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-survival-and-recovery-in-older-adults
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Divya Thekkethala Winovich, William T Longstreth, Alice M Arnold, Ravi Varadhan, Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, Mary Cushman, Anne B Newman, Michelle C Odden
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about factors that predispose older adults to poor recovery after a stroke. In this study, we sought to evaluate prestroke measures of frailty and related factors as markers of vulnerability to poor outcomes after ischemic stroke. METHODS: In participants aged 65 to 99 years with incident ischemic strokes from the Cardiovascular Health Study, we evaluated the association of several risk factors (frailty, frailty components, C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and cystatin C) assessed before stroke with stroke outcomes of survival, cognitive decline (≥5 points on Modified Mini-Mental State Examination), and activities of daily living decline (increase in limitations)...
May 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526560/limb-flexion-induced-axial-compression-and-bending-in-human-femoropopliteal-artery-segments
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William Poulson, Alexey Kamenskiy, Andreas Seas, Paul Deegan, Carol Lomneth, Jason MacTaggart
BACKGROUND: High failure rates of femoropopliteal artery (FPA) interventions are often attributed in part to severe mechanical deformations that occur with limb movement. Axial compression and bending of the FPA likely play significant roles in FPA disease development and reconstruction failure, but these deformations are poorly characterized. The goal of this study was to quantify axial compression and bending of human FPAs that are placed in positions commonly assumed during the normal course of daily activities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526329/a-behaviour-change-intervention-to-reduce-sedentary-time-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Lissa Spencer, Renae McNamara, Susan Sims, Zoe McKeough
INTRODUCTION: Replacing sedentary behaviour with light intensity physical activity (ie, activities classified as less than three metabolic equivalents, such as slow-paced walking) may be a more realistic strategy for reducing cardiometabolic risk in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than only aiming to increase levels of moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity. Behaviour change interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have not yet been developed or tested...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525442/prevalence-and-determinants-of-hypertension-and-high-normal-blood-pressure-among-young-adult-saudi-females-insights-into-preventive-strategies
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Maha A Al-Mohaissen, Qumasha Y Al-Obaid, Wafa A AlGhamdi, Haneen S Al-Alyani, Sheima M Dahman, Nora A Al-Wahhabi, Noura M Al-Awaji, Terry Lee
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hypertension and high normal blood pressure and their risk factors among young adult Saudi females. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a women's university. A questionnaire evaluated the subjects' demographic data and risk factors for hypertension and the blood pressure, height, and weight were recorded. In all, 4.1% of the participants were hypertensive and 6.2% had high normal blood pressure. Significant predictors of hypertension/high normal blood pressure were increased body mass index, increased heart rate, walking fewer days per week, and dietary factors...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525321/characteristics-of-the-life-habits-of-obese-students-at-one-of-japan-s-national-colleges-of-technology
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Yoshinori Nagasawa, Shin-Ichi Demura, Shigeru Shimada
Aim This study clarified the characteristics of life habits of obese Japanese male students at the National Colleges of Technology, Japan. Materials and methods Healthy students aged 15-19 years answered a questionnaire containing 21 items on the following five categories of life habits: general exercise, meals, sleeping, leisure activity and illness or injury history. The subjects were divided into three groups based on the criteria of body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (%BF): non-obese (%BF < 20%, n = 420), overweight obese (%BF ≥ 20% and BMI ≥ 25, n = 99), and hidden obese (%BF ≥ 20% and BMI < 25, n = 60)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525311/telerehabilitation-of-patients-with-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
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Andriy I Tsvyakh, Andriy J Hospodarskyy
INTRODUCTION: Timely access to orthopedic rehabilitation is an important problem for the Ukrainian healthcare system. The international orthopedic community aims to achieve the best possible outcome for patient care by modifying rehabilitation methods and using telemedicine technology. The theme of this article is to discuss the integration of telemedicine technology in the rehabilitation of patients with injuries of the lower extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients were recruited over a 2-year period...
May 19, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524901/worth-the-tears%C3%A2
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Emily Bowers
I walk into work thinking about her. The last time I walked through these doors, I wondered if I would ever see her again. Today, I wondered if she would be there when I walked through the halls. As I start my day, I begin to inquire about her. Is she still here? Is she still alive? How is she? They tell me she is still here, in body, but she's really gone. Any minute could be her last. I go about my busy day, tending to my patients and their needs. She begins to slip from my mind in the craziness of the day...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524726/objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-brazilians-with-visual-impairment-description-and-associated-factors
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Rafael Barbosa Porcellis da Silva, Alexandre Carriconde Marques, Felipe Fossati Reichert
BACKGROUND: Low level of physical activity is a serious health issue in individuals with visual impairment. Few studies have objectively measured physical activity in this population group, particularly outside high-income countries. The aim of this study was to describe physical activity measured by accelerometry and its associated factors in Brazilian adults with visual impairment. METHODS: In a cross-sectional design, 90 adults (18-95 years old) answered a questionnaire and wore an accelerometer for at least 3 days (including one weekend day) to measure physical activity (min/day)...
May 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524264/maternal-occupational-physical-activity-and-risk-for-orofacial-clefts
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A J Agopian, Jihye Kim, Peter H Langlois, Laura Lee, Lawrence W Whitehead, Elaine Symanski, Michele L Herdt, George L Delclos
OBJECTIVES: To perform a case-control study of maternal occupational physical activity and risk for orofacial clefts in Texas during 1999-2009. METHODS: We used logistic regression to assess 14 measures of physical activity estimated from a job exposure matrix, using the maternal occupation reported on the birth certificate, among 887 children with cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CLP), 436 children with cleft palate only (CP), and 1932 controls. RESULTS: After adjusting for several potential confounders, seven measures of physical activity (as a categorical and/or continuous variable) were significantly associated with CLP, CP, or both...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523992/nutrition-and-exercise-in-sarcopenia
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Stephen D Anton, Azumi Hida, Robert Mankowski, Andrew Layne, Lawrence Solberg, Arch G Mainous, Thomas W Buford
Sarcopenia is a debilitating condition that involves loss of muscle mass and function, which affects virtually everyone as they age, and can lead to frailty and ultimately disability. In growing recognition of the importance of both muscle strength and muscle mass relative to body size in contributing to functional decline, recent definitions have now incorporated grip strength and a correction for body mass as part of the key criteria that define sarcopenia. With this new definition, a much larger population of older adults are now at risk of sarcopenia...
December 27, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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