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Cyclic fatigue resistance of three rotary file systems in a dynamic model after immersion in sodium hypochlorite. To evaluate the effect of immersion in 3% sodium hypochlorite solution in the resistance to cyclic fatigue of three nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary file systems, ProTaper Next (PTN), Hyflex CM (CM), and Hyflex EDM (EDM), in a mechanical model featuring axial movement. Ninety instruments of three different NiTi rotary file systems, PTN (size 25, 0.06 taper), CM (25, 0.06), and EDM (25 (...) performed better to cyclic fatigue followed by CM and then PTN. Immersion in NaOCl decreased the resistance to cyclic fatigue of all tested instruments, but affected more those manufactured from CM wire.
Guideline for concussion/mild traumatic brain injury & persistent symptoms - FatigueFatigue // Brain Injury Guidelines Toggle navigation NAVIGATION > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Guideline For Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms 3rd Edition, for Adults over 18 years of age FatigueFatigue has been conceptualized as an experience of weariness or tiredness following mental or physical exertion, often resulting in a reduced capacity for work and limited efficiency (...) to respond to stimuli. Fatigue can be caused by psychological or physiological forces 1 and can be central or peripheral, which in lay terms is experienced as cognitive fatigue and physical fatigue or weariness. 2-4 Fatigue is one of the most pervasive symptoms following concussion/mTBI, with 27.8% of individuals experiencing persistent fatigue at 3 months post-injury. 5 The perception of fatigue can be out of proportion to exertion or may even occur without any exertion. 6 One study reported a level
not necessarily be an initial complaint, but is still regarded as a markedly significant and debilitating symptom, are also included. Definition There are numerous definitions and classifications of fatigue, reflecting the multitude of interpretations, depending on being a patient, a physician, a biologist, or a physiologist. A common and practical definition defined fatigue as a sensation of exhaustion during or after usual activities, or a feeling of inadequate energy to begin these activities. Chen MK (...) Assessment of fatigue Assessment of fatigue - Differential diagnosis of symptoms | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search Assessment of fatigue Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: June 2018 Summary Fatigue may be a symptom of almost any medical condition. For the purpose of this topic, the differentials discussed concentrate on people presenting with fatigue or where fatigue is the only symptom. Conditions in which fatigue may
-exertional malaise (PEM)/exertional exhaustion, unrefreshing sleep, cognitive and autonomic dysfunction, myalgia, arthralgia, headaches, and sore throat and tender lymph nodes (without palpable lymphadenopathy), with symptoms lasting at least 6 months. Komaroff AL. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: a real illness. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 16;162(12):871-2. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2322808 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26075760?tool=bestpractice.com The fatigue (...) =bestpractice.com to PEM/exertional exhaustion in ME/CFS as defined by the Canadian Consensus Criteria, Carruthers BM, Jain AK, De Meirleir KL, et al. Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: clinical working case definition, diagnostic and treatment protocols. 2003 [internet publication]. http://med.stanford.edu/content/dam/sm/chronicfatigue/documents/overview/CanadianCriteriaCFS2003.pdf Jason LA, Evans M, Porter N, et al. The development of a revised Canadian myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic
Physical Activity to Reduce Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial Effective treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fatigue are limited. We tested the effect of a pedometer-based intervention on increasing physical activity and decreasing fatigue among individuals with RA.Participants completed baseline questionnaires; had 1 week of activity monitoring; were randomized to control (education [EDUC]), pedometer and step-monitoring diary (PED), or pedometer and diary plus (...) step targets (PED+) groups, and were followed for 21 weeks. At week 10, questionnaires were administered by phone to all participants. During the final week, all participants again had 1 week of activity monitoring. Primary outcomes were changes in average weekly steps and fatigue (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System 7-item questionnaire) from baseline to week 21. Secondary outcomes were self-reported disease activity, physical function, pain interference, and depressive
Paullinia cupana (Guarana) for Chemotherapy-Induced Fatigue in Patients with Solid Tumors: A Meta-Analysis Paullinia cupana (Guarana) for Chemotherapy-Induced Fatigue in Patients with Solid Tumors: A Meta-Analysis , Clin Onc Let, p.53-61, 2018 Downloads: 0 Views: 567 Abstract Objective: To review the literature systematically to summarize all retrievable existent data on the anti-fatigue effects of Paullinia cupana in chemotherapy-treated patients. Methods: Between September 2017 and December (...) 2017 in the PUBMED, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases for publications in English of adult human studies (19 years or older) of patients with solid tumors undergoing chemotherapy who received Paullinia cupana versus placebo for fatigue. We employed the following MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) descriptors: fatigue, guarana (Paullinia) and chemotherapy. We also searched the bibliography of the selected articles. Results: We included three randomized clinical trials involving 134 patients
Static and fatigue strength of a novel anatomically contoured implant compared to five current open-wedge high tibial osteotomy plates The purpose of the present study was to compare the mechanical static and fatigue strength of the size 2 osteotomy plate "Activmotion" with the following five other common implants for the treatment of medial knee joint osteoarthritis: the TomoFix small stature, the TomoFix standard, the Contour Lock, the iBalance and the second generation PEEKPower.Six fourth (...) -generation tibial bone composites underwent a medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO), according to standard techniques, using size 2 Activmotion osteotomy plates. All bone-implant constructs were subjected to static compression load to failure and load-controlled cyclic fatigue failure testing, according to a previously defined testing protocol. The mechanical stability was investigated by considering different criteria and parameters: maximum forces, the maximum number of loading cycles
The Nottingham Fatigue after Stroke (NotFAST) study: factors associated with severity of fatigue in stroke patients without depression To identify factors associated with post-stroke fatigue in a sample of stroke survivors without depression.Cross-sectional cohort study.Recruitment was from four stroke units in the UK.Participants were assessed within four to six weeks of first stroke; those with high levels of depressive symptoms (score ⩾7 Brief Assessment Schedule Depression Cards) were (...) excluded.Participants were assessed after stroke on the Fatigue Severity Scale of the Fatigue Assessment Inventory, the Rivermead Mobility Index, Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living scale, Beck Anxiety Index, Sleep Hygiene Index, 6m walk test, and measures of cognitive ability.Of the 371 participants recruited, 103 were excluded and 268 were assessed. Of the latter, the mean age was 67.7 years (SD 13.5) and 168 (63%) were men. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale mean score was 4.96 (SD 4.12
Exercise performance, haemodynamics, and respiratory pattern do not identify heart failure patients who end exercise with dyspnoea from those with fatigue The two main symptoms referred by chronic heart failure (HF) patients as the causes of exercise termination during maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) are muscular fatigue and dyspnoea. So far, a physiological explanation why some HF patients end exercise because of dyspnoea and others because of fatigue is not available. We (...) assessed whether patients referring dyspnoea or muscular fatigue may be distinguished by different ventilator or haemodynamic behaviours during exercise.We analysed exercise data of 170 consecutive HF patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction in stable clinical condition. All patients underwent maximal CPET and a second maximal CPET with measurement of cardiac output by inert gas rebreathing at peak exercise. Thirty-eight (age 65.0 ± 11.1 years) and 132 (65.1 ± 11.4 years) patients
Effects of nurse-led home-based exercise & cognitive behavioral therapy on reducing cancer-related fatigue in patients with ovarian cancer during and after chemotherapy: A randomized controlled trial High levels of fatigue have been documented in ovarian cancer patients. However, increased levels of fatigue are positively associated with a high risk of sleep disturbance and depression.To investigate the feasibility of a nurse-led home-based exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy (E&CBT (...) ) for ovarian cancer adults with cancer-related fatigue on outcomes of fatigue, plus other secondary outcomes (sleep disturbance and depression), either during or after completion of primary cancer treatment.Randomized, single-blind control trial.Gynaecologic oncology department of the First Hospital of Jilin University in China.72 eligible women who recently had surgery and completed their first cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy were randomly assigned to two groups.The experimental group received exercise
Adalimumab impact on fatigue measured by FACIT-F: a study of rheumatoid arthritis patients in Saudi Arabia The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of adalimumab as a treatment for fatigue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Fatigue was monitored in patients with RA who were already on an adalimumab treatment regimen. Fatigue, general well-being, comorbidities, and disease activity were measured at baseline and ~8, 16, and 24 weeks, thereafter.Significant reductions (...) in fatigue scores and disease activity were observed from baseline to 6 months after. A predictive regression model of fatigue severity was proposed and was found to be significant, with RA disease activity as the most significant predictor of fatigue severity.This quasi-experimental study is a good starting point for research on the efficacy of adalimumab in treating fatigue in RA patients. The results here suggest that a randomized controlled trial assessing adalimumab as a treatment option for RA
Effects of zinc supplementation on fatigue and quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer. To investigate the effects of oral zinc supplementation on fatigue intensity and quality of life of patients during chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.A prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 24 patients on chemotherapy for colorectal adenocarcinoma in a tertiary care public hospital. The study patients received zinc capsules 35mg (Zinc Group, n=10 (...) ) or placebo (Placebo Group, n=14) orally, twice daily (70mg/day), for 16 weeks, from the immediate postoperative period to the fourth chemotherapy cycle. Approximately 45 days after surgical resection of the tumor, all patients received a chemotherapeutic regimen. Before each of the four cycles of chemotherapy, the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue scale was completed. We used a linear mixed model for longitudinal data for statistical analysis.The scores of quality of life
Correlation between medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses Medication errors which can cause several medical malfunctions, have been in the spotlight recently. Job satisfaction and fatigue seems to be related to the increase of medication errors in nursing.This study aimed to determine the correlation between the amount and type of medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses working in Shahid Sadoughi hospital in Yazd-Iran.This is a descriptive study (...) by a cross-sectional and correlational approach conducted on all the nurses working in an educational hospital who have characteristics of samples. Participants were 170 nurses working in Shahid Sadooghi hospital in Yazd, Iran in 2012. The questionnaires of demographic characteristics, medication administration error and nurses' job satisfaction and fatigue by purposive sampling were used for gathering data. Validity and reliability were checked for internal consistency and stability. Data were analysed
Cancer-Related Fatigue in Post-Treatment Cancer Survivors: Theory-Based Development of a Web-Based Intervention Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is the most common and disruptive symptom experienced by cancer survivors. We aimed to develop a theory-based, interactive Web-based intervention designed to facilitate self-management and enhance coping with CrF following cancer treatment.The aim of our study was to outline the rationale, decision-making processes, methods, and findings which led (...) of the content of the intervention, input from the target patient group and stakeholders, the design of the website features, and the initial user testing of the website.The cocreation of the intervention with the experts and service users allowed the design team to ensure that an acceptable intervention was developed. This evidence-based Web-based program is the ﬁrst intervention of its kind based on self-regulation model theory, with the primary aim of targeting the representations of fatigue and enhancing
Guided graded exercise self-help plus specialist medical care versus specialist medical care alone for chronic fatigue syndrome (GETSET): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Graded exercise therapy is an effective and safe treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, but it is therapist intensive and availability is limited. We aimed to test the efficacy and safety of graded exercise delivered as guided self-help.In this pragmatic randomised controlled trial, we recruited adult patients (18 (...) years and older) who met the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome from two secondary-care clinics in the UK. Patients were randomly assigned to receive specialist medical care (SMC) alone (control group) or SMC with additional guided graded exercise self-help (GES). Block randomisation (randomly varying block sizes) was done at the level of the individual with a computer-generated sequence and was stratified by centre, depression score
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MIDAS (Modafinil in Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Trial This study aimed to assess the efficacy of modafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent in alleviating post-stroke fatigue ≥3 months after stroke. We hypothesized that 200 mg of modafinil daily for 6 weeks would result in reduced symptoms of fatigue compared with placebo.This single-center phase 2 trial used a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design (...) . The key inclusion criterion was a multidimensional fatigue inventory score of ≥60. Patients were randomized to either modafinil or placebo for 6 weeks of therapy, then after a 1 week washout period swapped treatment arms for a second 6 weeks of therapy. The primary outcome was the multidimensional fatigue inventory; secondary outcomes included the Montreal cognitive assessment, the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS), and the Stroke-Specific Quality of Life (SSQoL) scale. The multidimensional
FRI0519 Effect of biologics on fatigue in psoriatic arthritis: a systematic literature review with meta-analysis FRI0519 Effect of biologics on fatigue in psoriatic arthritis: a systematic literature review with meta-analysis | Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here FRI0519 Effect of biologics on fatigue in psoriatic arthritis: a systematic literature review with meta-analysis Article Text Poster Presentations Psoriatic arthritis FRI0519 Effect of biologics on fatigue in psoriatic arthritis: a systematic literature review with meta-analysis Free T Reygaerts , S Mitrovic , B Fautrel , L Gossec Conclusions Biologics had a mild
A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome '/> '/> '/> '/> '/> E-mail this Article Review Article Hong Guk Kim, Dek Woo Ryoo, Seong Mok Jeong, Sung Jin Kim, Seung Won Baek, Chang Hee Lee, Jin Young Yoon, Bon Hyuk Goo, Min Jeong Kim, Yeon Cheol Park, Byung Kwan Seo, Yong Hyeon Baek, Sang Soo Nam, Yong Suk Kim DOI : Your Name * Your E-mail * Recipient's E-mail * Message / 500 characters Search Acupunct Search (...) > > Article Kim, Ryoo, Jeong, Kim, Baek, Lee, Yoon, Goo, Kim, Park, Seo, Baek, Nam, and Kim: A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Review Article Acupuncture 2017; 34(2): 93-112. Published online: May 20, 2017 DOI: 만성피로증후군에 대한 침치료의 체계적 문헌 고찰 A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 2, * 1 Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong 2 Department of Acupuncture
The effect of repetitive flexion and extension fatigue loading on the young porcine lumbar spine, a feasibility study of MRI and histological analyses The biomechanical mechanisms of failure of FSUs have been studied but the correlation of repetitive flexion and extension loadings to the initial phase of fatigue in young FSUs are still not known. The purpose of the study was to examine the fatigue results of low magnitude repetitive flexion and extension loading on porcine lumbar Functional (...) causes concurrent MRI and histological changes in the growth zones and endplates, which could be a first sign of fatigue and an explanation for the disc, apophyseal and growth zone injuries seen among adolescent athletes.