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Management of an iatrogenic radial artery perforation: a case report.
Abstract A 73-year-old female patient underwent transradial coronary angiography with stable angina and signs of significant myocardial ischemia revealed by exercise stress test. After insertion of a 6F radial sheath into the right radial artery and intra-arterial administration of heparin plus verapamil, the hydrophilic guidewire could not be advanced under fluoroscopic guidance. Immediately afterwards, radial angiography was performed, which displayed a radial artery perforation with significant contrast extravasation. The perforated segment was crossed meticulously with the same guidewire after additional vasodi...
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - June 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Buturak A, Demirci Y, Dağdelen S Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Developing a model osteoarthritis consultation: a Delphi consensus exercise.
CONCLUSIONS: This study has enabled the priorities of GPs and patients to be identified for a model OA consultation. The results of this consensus study will inform the development of best practice for the management of OA in primary care and the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for OA in primary care. PMID: 23320630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - June 16, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Porcheret M, Grime J, Main C, Dziedzic K Tags: BMC Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
Birmingham Chiropractor Anticipates Rehabilitation Services Increase for Summer Sports Injuries
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back On Track Chiropractic provides rehabilitation services for common summer sports injuries. According to Birmingham chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca, patients are at increased risk for a sports injury during the summer season. Training for competitive races, including marathons and triathlons, as well as playing recreational sports like company softball increase the risk for injuries. Common sports injuries include back pain due to a bulging disc or strained muscle, as well as repetitive motion injuries. The Birmingham practice provides rehabilitative care to manage pain, r...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Chiropractic Benefits Include Solutions for Stress Relief Says Lexington Chiropractor
LEXINGTON, Ky., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, KY is raising awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care for stress relief. While chiropractic's benefits for pain management and injury rehabilitation are well known, chiropractor Dr. Kevin Lynch says that the treatment is also beneficial for managing stress. Dr. Lynch recommends combining chiropractic care with deep tissue massage, exercise rehabilitation and nutritional detoxification for maximum stress relief. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
[Review] Exercise-enhanced neuroplasticity targeting motor and cognitive circuitry in Parkinson's disease
Exercise interventions in individuals with Parkinson's disease incorporate goal-based motor skill training to engage cognitive circuitry important in motor learning. With this exercise approach, physical therapy helps with learning through instruction and feedback (reinforcement) and encouragement to perform beyond self-perceived capability. Individuals with Parkinson's disease become more cognitively engaged with the practice and learning of movements and skills that were previously automatic and unconscious. (Source: Lancet Neurology)
Source: Lancet Neurology - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Giselle M Petzinger, Beth E Fisher, Sarah McEwen, Jeff A Beeler, John P Walsh, Michael W Jakowec Tags: Review Source Type: research
[In Context] Giselle Petzinger
Giselle Petzinger is a movement disorder specialist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, USA, with a primary interest in translational neuroscience. She investigates the role of exercise and experience on brain repair in animal models of Parkinson's disease and translates these findings to clinical research studies and clinical care for individuals with Parkinson's disease. (Source: Lancet Neurology)
Source: Lancet Neurology - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: The Lancet Neurology Tags: In Context Source Type: research
Effects of chemically induced ovarian failure on voluntary wheel-running exercise and cardiac adaptation in mice.
Abstract The role of exercise in decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women has not been studied sufficiently. Accordingly, we investigated the effect of voluntary wheel-running and forced treadmill exercise on cardiac adaptation in mice treated with 4-vinylcyclohexine diepoxide (VCD), which selectively accelerates the loss of primary and primordial follicles and results in a state that closely mimics human menopause. Two-month-old female C57BL/6 mice injected with VCD (160 mg/kg) for 20 consecutive days underwent ovarian failure by 60 to 90 d after injection. Responses to voluntary wheel...
Source: Comparative Medicine - June 15, 2013 Category: Zoology Authors: Perez JN, Chen H, Regan JA, Emert A, Constantopoulos E, Lynn M, Konhilas JP Tags: Comp Med Source Type: research
Novelties: A Wearable Alert to Head Injuries in Sports
New devices can warn the sidelines when an athlete has taken a potentially serious hit to the head. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANNE EISENBERG Tags: Sensors Reebok International Ltd New Models, Design and Products X2 Biosystems MC10 Inc Concussions Sports Injuries Source Type: news
Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction May Improve With Vitamin C
Vitamin C may substantially reduce bronchoconstriction caused by exercise, says Dr. Harri Hemila from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Hemila's meta-analysis "Vitamin C may alleviate exercise-induced bronchoconstriction" was published in BMJ Open. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction means the transient narrowing of the airways that occurs during or after exercise. It can cause symptoms such as cough, wheezing and the shortness of breath. Formerly, this condition was called exercise-induced asthma... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news
Nitric oxide regulates vascular adaptive mitochondrial dynamics
Cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, and physical inactivity, are all correlated with impaired endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) function and decreased nitric oxide (NO) production. NO-mediated regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis has been established in many tissues, yet the role of eNOS in vascular mitochondrial biogenesis and dynamics is unclear. We hypothesized that genetic eNOS deletion and 3-day nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition in rodents would result in impaired mitochondrial biogenesis and defunct fission/fusion and autophagy profiles within the ...
Source: AJP: Heart and Circulatory Physiology - June 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Miller, M. W., Knaub, L. A., Olivera-Fragoso, L. F., Keller, A. C., Balasubramaniam, V., Watson, P. A., Reusch, J. E. B. Tags: CALL FOR PAPERS Source Type: research
Skeletal muscle molecular responses to resistance training and dietary supplementation in COPD
Conclusions The potential for muscle rehabilitation in response to RT is preserved in COPD. Except for markers of myogenesis, molecular responses to RT are not tightly coupled to lean mass gains but reflect the lower work done during RT, suggesting some caution when identifying molecular targets for intervention. Increasing post-exercise protein and carbohydrate intake is not a prerequisite for a normal training response in COPD. (Source: Thorax)
Source: Thorax - June 15, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Constantin, D., Menon, M. K., Houchen-Wolloff, L., Morgan, M. D., Singh, S. J., Greenhaff, P., Steiner, M. C. Tags: Epidemiologic studies, Sports and exercise medicine Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Source Type: research
British Thoracic Society Paediatric Pneumonia Audit: a review of 3 years of data
This report examines 3 years of data from this national audit, highlighting trends in clinical practice and the impact of the 2011 revisions to the BTS guidelines. The findings suggest an over-reliance on investigations to diagnose pneumonia and underuse of oral antibiotics, particularly amoxicillin. There is inappropriate use of chest physiotherapy, outpatient appointments and repeat chest x-rays. Increasing adherence to the BTS guidelines would improve care and also preserve valuable secondary care resources. (Source: Thorax)
Source: Thorax - June 15, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bowen, S.-J. M., Thomson, A. H. Tags: Drugs: infectious diseases, Pneumonia (infectious disease), TB and other respiratory infections, Child health, Physiotherapy, Pneumonia (respiratory medicine), Sports and exercise medicine Chest clinic Source Type: research
This is Why We’re Fat and Sick: Stress in America
You've cut carbs and ramped up your exercise, yet the scale doesn't budge. Or worse, it creeps up slowly. So you diet and exercise harder - with little result. But have you asked yourself this question: How stressed are you? Because the answer may be the key to achieving your health and weight loss goals.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - June 14, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Dr. Denise Cummins, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Stress american institute of stress american psychological association appetite clinical professor columbia university concrete terms cortisol denmark finland exercise program italians junk food l Source Type: news
A New Step In Solving The Mystery Of Gulf War Illness
One of the greatest tolls on a veteran with Gulf War Illness is the crippling but mysterious fatigue that can strike unpredictably and is exacerbated after physical exercise. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Ruiz Source Type: news
Teen Boys: Building Muscle Tips, Calories, Exercise, and More
WebMD provides tips for teen guys who want to bulk up. Get diet and nutrition advice, as well as safety tips. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Well: Ask Well: How Often to Exercise
A reader asks: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Ask Well Fitness Exercise Featured Source Type: news
Tri training: What I wish I'd known
Before I applied for the CNN Fit Nation program, I thought I knew quite a bit about the sport of triathlon. I was wrong. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are men's sex drives to blame for the menopause?
Conclusion This computer modelling study has suggested that a male preference for mating with younger females could be the reason why menopause evolved in humans. However, whether this is truly the reason, or whether other factors some into play is not possible to say. While this may be of interest to sociologists and others interested in the possibilities of human evolution, it has no direct health implications. Unless someone comes up with a working time machine there is little we can do about the genetic cards that evolution has dealt us. If you are experiencing the menopause, tempting as it may be to start blaming th...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Older people Source Type: news
Quick Postmeal Walks Better Than Once-Daily Longer OnesQuick Postmeal Walks Better Than Once-Daily Longer Ones
In older adults with impaired fasting glucose, only postmeal exercise reduced after-dinner glycemia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
Muscle Strength And Walking Performance In Ankylosing Spondylitis Improved By Swiss Ball
A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrates that progressive muscle strengthening using a Swiss ball is effective in improving muscle strength and walking performance in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). Patients randomised to the exercise programme showed statistically significant improvements in muscle strength with no worsening of disease activity; in addition these patients reported greater satisfaction with their treatment than those in the control group... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news
Body Clocks Linked To Osteoarthritis
Scheduled exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints could be used to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis according to scientists at The University of Manchester. Their research may also help explain why older people are more prone to developing this common joint disorder. The team in the Faculty of Life Sciences has established for the first time that cartilage cells have a functioning body clock that switches on and off genes controlling tissue function... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news
Lifestyle Changes Can Help Prevent Cancer In Women But Do They Follow The Recommendations?
The lifetime risk for cancer is greater than 1 in 3 for women in the U.S., but most women do not make the lifestyle choices recommended by the American Cancer Society to reduce that risk and prevent cancer. A multifaceted new survey determined how women view diet and exercise in relationship to cancer and whether they believe they are engaging in healthy behaviors, and whether their diet and exercise choices really meet the minimum recommendations. The results are presented in Journal of Women's Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news
Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?
(Beaumont Health System) After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball pitching injuries continue to rise despite the implementation of nationally recommended pitching limits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Prohibited methodes and substances abuse in Iranian fitness athletes and its relation to cognitive factors.
This study aimed to determine the relations between cognitive variables (self-efficacy, locus of Control, and dysfunctional attitudes) and psychological factors towards prohibited methods and substances in fitness. METHODS: 300 subjects investigated that comprised a case group of drug abuser and a control group. Each group contained male between 15 to 25 years. Participants were matched, based on salient demographics including age, sex, educational level and social class. The sampling method was simple random from various fitness clubs of Tehran, Iran. They were then studied by self-efficacy questionnaire, locus of con...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Same-Siahkalroodi L, Golshanraz A, Poor-Kazemi L Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Effects of recovery type on judokas' short-term maximal performances during a simulated competition.
CONCLUSIONS: Judo is a dynamic, high-intensity-intermittent-combat-sport where the anaerobic system provides the short, quick, all-out bursts of maximal power during the match, while the aerobic system contributes to the judoka's ability to sustain effort for the total duration of the combat, to recover during the brief periods of rest or reduced effort, and to an effective recovery between matches. Therefore, active recovery could not be used between judo matches since the judokas need some minutes for muscles relaxation and to concentrate prior to the upcoming combat since judo requires tactical excellence. PMID: 237...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Hamdi C, Hana B, Asma A, Najla I, Liwa M, Karim C, Anis C, Nizar S Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Platelet-rich plasma (prp) to treat chronic upper patellar tendinopathies.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that a local infiltration of PRP associated with a submaximal eccentric protocol is efficient to improve symptoms of chronic upper patellar tendinopathies, non-responsive to classical conservative treatments. However, up to now, there is no consensus on the method to prepare the PRP. Indeed, each technique could provide a very different PRP (variations in the platelet concentrations and of the amount of red and white cells). PMID: 23757641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Kaux JF, Croisier JL, Bruyère O, Rodriguez C, Daniel C, Godon B, Simoni P, Alvarez V, Brabant G, Lapraille S, Lonneux V, Noël D, Collette J, Goff CL, Gothot A, Crielaard JM Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Thyroid hormones receptors are present and effective on healthy and ruptured rotator cuff tendons. A preliminary report.
Abstract Thyroid hormones (THs), T3 and T4, play an essential role in the development and metabolism of many tissues and organs, and have profound metabolic effects in adult life. Thyroid hormone receptors (TRs) seem to be ubiquitous, but, to our knowledge, their presence in tenocytes has not been investigated. We therefore evaluated the expression pattern of TRs isoforms in three groups of patients: one with rotator cuff tendons tears and with thyroid diseases, one with rotator cuff tendons tears without thyroid diseases, and one with healthy rotator cuff tendons and no thyroid disease. In addition, we evaluated t...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Oliva F Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Surgical treatment for midportion achilles tendinopathy- a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: All investigated operative methods were demonstrated to improve patients's conditions, though success rates varied between operative techniques. The complication rate differs between used techniques. Minimal invasive operative techniques seem to be related with fewer complications but open techniques report on higher success rates. Results vary between subjects according to sex and activity level. PMID: 23757639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: David S, Nauk T, Lohrer H Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Conservative treatment of total proximal, non-avulsion, hamstring muscle - rupture, in high level athletes.
CONCLUSIONS: Indications that have been proposed for operative treatment of total proximal hamstring ruptures are most clear and widely acceptable when a bone avulsion is present off the ischial tuberosity.(1) However when it comes to total proximal, non avulsed ,hamstring rupture (grade III or IV strain) the operative indications may be relative and there still may be a place for integrated conservative treatment.(2) Conservative treatment has to be based on the correct classification of the injury, the right clinical assessment at the acute phase as well as along the whole length of treatment. Surgical treatment has an i...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Malliaropoulos N, Psyllakis P, Tsitas K, Papalada A Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Hypermobility- a risk factor for recurrent shoulder dislocations.
CONCLUSION: Hypermobile patients had a higher incidence of recurrent shoulder dislocations (60% vs 39%). 30% patients fulfilled the Brighton criteria for BJHS and 60% had a family history of laxity. These factors should be assessed in patients after primary shoulder dislocation to decide appropriate rehabilitation and treatment plan to prevent recurrence. PMID: 23757637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Akhtar Muhammad A, Jenkins P, Ashton F, Robinson Christopher M Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Clinical and radiological results of arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears does it improve the natural history.
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears can achieve excellent clinical results The outcome in the longer term is unknown. PMID: 23757636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Chrysi T, Chidanbaram R, Frankiskos X, Mok DH Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
High-energy femoral shaft fractures in cable wakeboarding and review of the literature. Case report.
Abstract Wakeboarding is a common water sport which may cause serious injuries. Especially joints are affected like anterior cruciate ligament tears, shoulder dislocations or sprained ankles and have frequently been described. In contrast, because of the largeness, length and strength of the femur, femoral shaft fractures are mainly caused by high-energy trauma in young people(1) in an ordinary population. Among athletic population numerous studies evaluated stress fractures of the femur. According to their results this type of injury is relatively uncommon, and data from the literature suggest that they constitute...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Bäcker H, Vásárhelyi G, Pánics G Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
A-Z of nutritional supplements: dietary supplements, sports nutrition foods and ergogenic aids for health and performance: Part 45.
PMID: 23757634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Godfrey RJ, Laupheimer MW, Stear SJ, Burke LM, Castell LM Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Republished research: Facilitated physical activity as a treatment for depressed adults: randomised controlled trial.
Abstract STUDY QUESTION: Does facilitated physical activity provide an effective treatment for adults with depression presenting in primary care? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although trial participants receiving the physical activity intervention in addition to usual care reported increased physical activity compared with those receiving usual care alone, there was no evidence to suggest that the intervention brought about any improvement in depressive symptoms or reduction in antidepressant use. WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS: Numerous studies have reported the positive effects of physical activity, but most of the cu...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Chalder M, Wiles NJ, Campbell J, Hollinghurst SP, Haase AM, Taylor AH, Fox KR, Costelloe C, Searle A, Baxter H, Winder R, Wright C, Turner KM, Calnan M, Lawlor DA, Peters TJ, Sharp DJ, Montgomery AA, Lewis G Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Influence of negative pre-match mental States on coping with psychological burden during football match.
CONCLUSIONS: Negative pre-match mental states of football referees worsen their ability to cope with the supervised match on a psychological level. "Pre-match fever" can lead to premature exhaustion, while apathy can lead to insufficient activation. Regulation of these negative pre-match states can improve coping with mental burden during a football match. Pre-match preparation should therefore focus more on regulating the referees' actual mental state ("pre-start mental state"). PMID: 23757655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Zeman T, Voborny J, Králík M, Blahutková M Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Effects of creatine and glutamine supplements in comparison with proper nutrition on wrestlers.
CONCLUSION: The group which received the proper nutrition showed more increase in speed and power performance compared to the creatine and glutamine groups. It seems that if elite athletes consume proper nutrition and especially get benefit from honey, there is no further need to use supplements. Finally, from the findings of the present study it can be concluded that the proper nutrition can be used as a competent alternative for the common supplements such a creatine and glutamine. PMID: 23757654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Abbasalipour M, Hashemi A Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
The use of neutraceuticals in sports and exercise medicine.
CONCLUSION: This review and its findings can be incorporated into everyday sports and exercise medicine practice. PMID: 23757653 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Johnson D, Johnson-Verma S Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research