The Influence of Mobility Training on the Myofascial Structures of the Back and Extremities
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22 pages, 4804 KiB   The Influence of Mobility Training on the Myofascial Structures of the Back and Extremities - 06 Jan 2024 Background: The subject of the study was the effect of a multicomponent program (Mobility Routine) on muscular and fascial stiffness, flexibility, subjective well-being, and body perception. Methods: The assumption was that high physical stress affects myofascial structures and joint range of motion. The Background: The subject of the study was the effect of a multicomponent program (Mobility Routine) on muscular and fascial stiffness, flexibility, subjective well ..read more
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Combined Neurological Syndrome in Electrohypersensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Clinical Study of 2018 Cases
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From a cohort of 2018 evaluable consecutive cases issued from the European Clinical Trial Database, we describe the complete clinical symptomatic presentation of electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and their association in the framework of a unique, sensitivity-related environmental neurologic syndrome. Eligibility criteria are those of the Atlanta consensus meeting for MCS, and those of WHO for EHS. There were 1428 EHS, 85 MCS and 505 EHS/MCS evaluable cases, so EHS was associated with MCS in 25%. Women appeared to be much more susceptible to EHS and/or to MC ..read more
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MicroRNA-21 Silencing in Diabetic Nephropathy: Insights on Therapeutic Strategies
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MicroRNA-21 Silencing in Diabetic Nephropathy: Insights on Therapeutic Strategies - 20 Sep 2023 In diabetes, possibly the most significant site of microvascular damage is the kidney. Due to diabetes and/or other co-morbidities, such as hypertension and age-related nephron loss, a significant number of people with diabetes suffer from kidney diseases. Improved diabetic care can reduce the In diabetes, possibly the most significant site of microvascular damage is the kidney. Due to diabetes and/or other co-morbidities, such as hypertension and age-related nephron loss, a significant number of pe ..read more
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Unexplained Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Diagnosed as a Cardiac Variant of Late-Onset Fabry Disease: A Case Report
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The cardiac variant of Fabry disease (FD) has high rates of missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis due to the lack of systemic symptoms. Here, we report a case of a 68-year-old female with delayed-onset FD presenting as concentric left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with right bundle branch block, atrial fibrillation, and diastolic dysfunction, which was first presented with coronary artery spasm. Early cardiac-specific signs are crucial for diagnosing this disease due to the lack of extracardiac indications and the late onset of symptoms. This case raises a new red flag that patients with unexplain ..read more
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Constipation as a Drug-Related Adverse Effect in Patients with Hyperkalemia: Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate versus Conventional Potassium Binders
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(1) Background: Constipation is one of the most serious adverse effects of potassium-lowering agents and decreases patients’ quality of life. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (SZC) is a recently innovated potassium binder intended for patients with hyperkalemia. The impact of SZC on the worsening of constipation, as compared with conventional potassium binders, remains unknown. (2) Methods: Patients with hyperkalemia who continued SZC for over 3 months between July 2020 and May 2022 were included in this retrospective study. Patients who received other conventional potassium binders during the s ..read more
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Changes in Peripheral Blood Eosinophil Counts and Risk of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Onset after Initiation of Dupilumab Administration in Adult Patients with Asthma
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Changes in Peripheral Blood Eosinophil Counts and Risk of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Onset after Initiation of Dupilumab Administration in Adult Patients with Asthma - 01 Sep 2023 Background: The purpose of this study is to clarify the changes in peripheral blood eosinophil (PBE) counts and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) onset in patients with asthma who were treated with dupilumab in clinical practice. Methods: The primary outcome of this study Background: The purpose of this study is to clarify the changes in peripheral blood eosinophil (PBE) counts a ..read more
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Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Therapy: Focusing on Traditional Medical Practices
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Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Therapy: Focusing on Traditional Medical Practices - 21 Jul 2023 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex and serious disease that is characterized by dyspnea, fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, peripheral muscle dysfunction, and mood disorders. These manifestations are successfully treated with pulmonary rehabilitation, a comprehensive intervention and holistic approach designed to improve Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complex and serious disease that is characterized b ..read more
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Knowledge and Attitudes toward Human Papillomavirus and Vaccination: A Survey among Nursing Students in Saudi Arabia
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Supplementary File 1 (ZIP, 44 KiB) Knowledge and Attitudes toward Human Papillomavirus and Vaccination: A Survey among Nursing Students in Saudi Arabia - 15 Jun 2023 Introduction: One of the most prevalent conditions affecting the vaginal organs is the human papilloma virus (HPV). Human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and attitudes have been the subject of numerous studies in Saudi Arabia. However, there are only a few studies that have examined Introduction: One of the most prevalent conditions affecting the vaginal organs is the human papilloma virus (HPV). Human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledg ..read more
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Guideline Implementation for Improved Asthma Management and Treatment Adherence in Children in Jordan
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Guideline Implementation for Improved Asthma Management and Treatment Adherence in Children in Jordan - 09 Jun 2023 Asthma imposes a significant social burden on children, their families, and society at large. As a chronic health condition, effective management could greatly benefit from consistent adherence to guidelines. Despite this, minimal effort has been exerted to examine the impact of asthma management Asthma imposes a significant social burden on children, their families, and society at large. As a chronic health condition, effective management could greatly benefit from consistent ad ..read more
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Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Elderly Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study
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Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Elderly Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study - 10 May 2023 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of elderly patients with and without RA who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Korean National Health Insurance Service claims database was used to extract data Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of elderly patients w ..read more
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