Friday, August 26, 2016

The effect of neck-specific exercise with or without a behavioral approach on psychological factors in chronic whiplash-associated disorders: A randomized controlled trial with a 2-year follow-up.

Physiotherapist-led exercise was superior to the mere prescription of physical activity in patients with whiplash. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(34):e4430.

Comment: This study found that smart exercise is superior to unfocused exercise in the treatment of neck whiplash. Makes sense!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Negative Experiences on Facebook and Depressive Symptoms Among Young Adults.

Negative experiences on Facebook are significantly associated with depressive symptoms. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Aug 18

Comment: The cause and effect in this situation are not known, however, negative interactions on Facebook definitely appear to be a red flag for depression.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Investigation of serum vitamin D levels in Chinese infertile men.

Low vitamin D levels were found to be associated with lower total sperm count and lower sperm motility in Chinese infertile men.  (Andrologia. 2016 Mar 18. doi: 10.1111/and.12570.)
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Edentulism and quality of life among older Ghanaian adults.

Edentulism is associated with a decreased level of subjective well being among older adults in Ghana.  (BMC Oral Health. 2015 Apr 9;15(1):48)
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Effectiveness of Repeated Courses of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Functional Exercise Capacity in Patients With COPD.

Two-thirds of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease undergoing repeat pulmonary rehabilitation experienced significant improvement in exercise capacity.  (J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 Apr 7.)
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The effects of different initiation time of exercise training on left ventricular remodeling and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction

Exercise rehab is most beneficial when started early after an acute myocardial infarction. The incidence of major cardiac events was not found to be increased in this study when exercise rehab was started early.  (Disabil Rehabil. 2015 Apr 17:1-9.)
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in athletes with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: a pilot study.

Vitamin D and omega-3 PUFA supplementation did NOT decrease exercise induced bronchospasm among recreational athletes in this pilot study of 10 athletes with exercise induced bronchospasm.  (Expert Rev Respir Med. 2015 Apr 12:1-10.)
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