Cycling has been shown to confer considerable benefits in terms of health, leading to reductions in death rates principally due to cardiovascular improvements and adaptation. Given the disparity between the benefits of cycling on cardiovascular fitness and previous research finding that cycling may not be beneficial for bone health, Hugo Olmedillas and colleagues performed a systematic review of the literature. They concluded that road cycling does not appear to confer any significant osteogenic benefit. They postulate that the cause of this is that, particularly at a competitive level, riders spend long periods of time in a weight-supported position on the bike. Training programs may be supplemented with impact loading to preserve bone health; however, the small increased risk of soft tissue injury must also be considered. See related research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/168.
The aim of this article is to revisit Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary (1932) to investigate the influence he had on Melanie Klein’s work. It starts from the position that insufficient recognition has been given to Ferenczi’s contribution to Klein’s body of work and her professional development. Her analysis with Ferenczi lasted 5 years, a relatively long analysis for the period. It explores his influence in three specific areas: the importance of raw and early emotion in the maternal bond, the importance of freedom and authenticity in the analytic relationship, and finally the use of transference and countertransference feelings. Ferenczi’s ill-fated experiment with mutual analysis will be discussed as it opened up a route to explore the analytic relationship, with important consequences for the future development of psychoanalysis.
To investigate the role of eccentric knee flexor strength, between-limb imbalance and biceps femoris long head (BFlh) fascicle length on the risk of future hamstring strain injury (HSI).
Long bones are far from being simple cylinders, so how is the relative positioning of their various features maintained during growth? A new study shows that growth is isometric and that drift from the correct position is minimized. Read the Research Article.
Our previous randomized controlled trial demonstrated that isometric yoga in a sitting position reduces fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). However, some patients experience difficulties sitting or practicing isometric yoga in a sitting position for long periods. To date, therapeutic interventions for patients with severe symptoms have not been established. Therefore, we developed a recumbent isometric yoga program, which takes approximately 20 min to complete, designed to reduce fatigue in patients with severe CFS/ME. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and usefulness of this program.
We have developed a non-invasive method of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which can also predict the risk of its future onset. It is based on measuring salivary levels of amyloid-β protein terminating at position 42 (Aβ42). Brain deposits of this peptide are characteristic of AD. Biomarker studies indicate that such brain deposits commence a decade or more prior to clinical onset of the disease. We report here that Aβ42 is produced in all peripheral organs tested, thus establishing the generality of its production. We used this information to develop simple and sensitive tests to determine salivary Aβ42 levels. The levels were first stabilized by adding thioflavin S as an anti-aggregation agent and sodium azide as an anti-bacterial agent. We then quantitated the Aβ42 in a series of samples with ELISA type tests. Control cases showed almost identical levels of salivary Aβ42 regardless of sex or age. All AD cases secreted levels of Aβ42 more than double those of controls. Individuals at elevated risk of developing AD secreted levels comparable to the AD cases. The results establish that salivary Aβ42 levels can be used to diagnose AD as well as to predict the risk of its future onset.
To determine in a population-based study whether long sleep duration was associated with increased risk of dementia mortality.
Lower back and neck pain among dentistry students: a cross-sectional study in dentistry students in Northern Greece
- European journal of orthopaedic surgery & traumatology : orthopedie traumatologie
- Published over 2 years ago
Dentistry students and dentists comprise a unique group of professionals, whose everyday professional activity requires long hours of standing and working in a position considered unhealthy for the lower back and neck. Our aim was to explore the factors involved in the appearance of low back and neck pain in dentistry students as well as the impact of the pain on the students' professional and everyday activities.
The BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon [BIB] is a reliable, non-invasive technique to manage obesity for subjects who refuse or are unsuitable for bariatric surgery. In a prior study, BIB placed in the antrum [A] was found to have significantly better results on weight loss in relation to that in fundus [F], but many balloons initially placed in the F were eventually found in the A. The aim of the present analysis was to evaluate whether the balloon position [firmly in F, firmly in A, or transient from F to A [FA]] influences the 3- and 6-month weight loss.
To assess whether “center-center” position is ideal starting point for minimum fracture displacement when placing an intramedullary screw in the ulna.