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1361. Vascular Burden and Cognitive Functioning in Depressed Older Adults. (Full text)

Vascular Burden and Cognitive Functioning in Depressed Older Adults. Vascular burden is known to contribute to geriatric depression and cognitive impairment. The objective of our study was to evaluate the relationship between vascular burden and pattern of cognitive impairment in older adults with depression.Ninety-four community-dwelling older adults (mean age = 70.8 years; SD = 7.63) diagnosed with major depression were recruited to participate in the tai chi complementary use study aimed

2011 The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry PubMed abstract

1362. Holistic Approaches to Depression

," (e.g., qigong, tai chi), mindfulness based stress reduction, or health education in the past year or >8 single classes of yoga within the past 2 years of the same. Participants can not have practiced yoga at least once per week for 8 weeks in a row in the past 5 years. Does not practice meditation at home weekly or more often. Understands English sufficiently well to complete study assessment. Biomarker exclusions. Participants who are taking oral steroids, insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents

2011 Clinical Trials

1363. An economic evaluation of community and residential aged care falls prevention strategies in NSW. (Full text)

of potential interventions and/or strategies. The resulting cost per quality-adjusted life year was estimated.The most cost-effective falls prevention strategy in community-dwelling older people was Tai Chi. Expedited cataract surgery and psychotropic medication withdrawal were also found to be cost-effective; however, the effectiveness of these interventions is less certain due to small numbers of trials and participants. The most cost-effective falls prevention strategies in residential aged-care

2011 New South Wales public health bulletin PubMed abstract

1364. Physical exercise and reduction of pain in adults with lower limb osteoarthritis: a systematic review. (Abstract)

pain in knee and hip joints. The purpose of this review was to summarize evidence for the effectiveness and structure of exercise programs on pain in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. To that end, several databases were searched, retrieving 33 studies that evaluated the influence of different exercise programs on pain. These studies were grouped according to the characteristics of the exercise program: land-based intervention (strength program, Tai Chi, aerobic program), aquatic (...) intervention (hydrotherapy), and mixed exercise programs. The main conclusions drawn were: (i) despite recommendations for the use of exercise programs as pain therapy in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis, very few randomized clinical studies were conducted; (ii) the structure of the exercise programs (content, duration, frequency and duration of the session) is very heterogeneous; (iii) on overall, exercise programs based on Tai Chi have better results than mixed exercise programs, but without

2011 Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation

1365. Interventions for addressing low balance confidence in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Full text)

Chi (n = 5 trials, 468 subjects), multifactorial intervention (n = 10 trials, 1,233 subjects). Low significant effects were found for exercise and multifactorial interventions (SMD 0.22-0.31) and medium (SMD 0.48) significant effects were found for Tai Chi.Tai chi interventions are the most beneficial in increasing the balance confidence of older adults. (...) or older without a neurological condition, were included in our study.the standardised mean difference (SMD) of continuous end points of balance confidence was calculated to estimate the pooled effect size with random-effect models. Methodological quality of trials was assessed using the Physical Therapy Evidence Database (PEDro) Scale.thirty studies were included in this review and a meta-analysis was conducted for 24 studies. Interventions were pooled into exercise (n = 9 trials, 453 subjects), Tai

2011 Age and ageing PubMed abstract

1366. Exercise for improving balance in older people. (Full text)

. 3D (3 dimensional) exercise (including Tai Chi, qi gong, dance, yoga) (15 studies of which seven provided primary outcome data): Timed Up & Go Test (MD -1.30 s; 95% CI -2.40 to -0.20 s, 44 participants, 1 study); standing on one leg for as long as possible with eyes open (MD 9.60 s; 95% CI 6.64 to 12.56 s, 47 participants, 1 study), and with eyes closed (MD 2.21 s; 95% CI 0.69 to 3.73 s, 48 participants, 1 study); and the Berg Balance Scale (MD 1.06 points; 95% CI 0.37 to 1.76 points, 150

2011 Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) PubMed abstract

1367. The metabolic syndrome and mind-body therapies: a systematic review. (Full text)

The metabolic syndrome and mind-body therapies: a systematic review. The metabolic syndrome, affecting a substantial and increasing percentage of the worldwide population, is comprised of a cluster of symptoms associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic conditions. Mind-body modalities based on Eastern philosophy, such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, and meditation, have become increasingly popular worldwide. These complementary therapies have many

2011 Journal of nutrition and metabolism PubMed abstract

1368. Complementary and alternative medicine for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review. (Full text)

, which included 3,273 participants, met our inclusion criteria. The CAM therapy from the RCTs included the following: mind-body medicine, distant healing, massage, tuina and tai chi, homeopathy, ginseng, and dietary supplementation. Studies of qigong, massage and tuina were demonstrated to have positive effects, whereas distant healing failed to do so. Compared with placebo, homeopathy also had insufficient evidence of symptom improvement in CFS. Seventeen studies tested supplements for CFS. Most

2011 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine PubMed abstract

1369. Fibromyalgia

and through treatment there is improvement in psychological and physical well-being, and allow patient to have an active role in their treatment. There are several therapies such as mindfulness, movement therapy (yoga, tai chi), psychological (including CBT) and (use of technology to give audio/visual feedback on physiological processes like heart rate). There is only weak evidence that is effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia and no good evidence for the benefit of other mind-body therapies (...) —a different type of pain needing a different type of treatment". Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology . 2 (7): 364–372. : . . . Marks, David M; Shah, Manan J; Patkar, Ashwin A; Masand, Prakash S; Park, Geun-Young; Pae, Chi-Un (20 January 2017). . Current Neuropharmacology . 7 (4): 331–336. : . . . . Lin, Chemin; Lee, Shwu-Hua; Weng, Hsu-Huei (1 January 2016). . BioMed Research International . 2016 : 7296125. : . . . . Napadow, Vitaly; Harris, Richard E (1 January 2014). . Arthritis Research & Therapy

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1370. Hepatocellular carcinoma

, Brian K. P.; Tai, Wai Meng; Zhu, Andrew X. (15 November 2016). "Comparison of hepatocellular carcinoma in Eastern versus Western populations". Cancer . 122 (22): 3430–3446. : . . Goh, George Boon-Bee; Chang, Pik-Eu; Tan, Chee-Kiat (December 2015). "Changing epidemiology of hepatocellular carcinoma in Asia". Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology . 29 (6): 919–928. : . . Yang, Jian-min; Wang, Hui-ju; Du, Ling; Han, Xiao-mei; Ye, Zai-yuan; Fang, Yong; Tao, Hou-quan; Zhao, Zhong-sheng; Zhou (...) , Angela; McRee, Autumn J.; O’Neil, Bert H. (2015). . Investigational New Drugs . 33 (2): 505–509. : . . . Further reading [ ] . September 23, 2013 . Retrieved 6 February 2014 . Bruix, Jordi; Sherman, Morris; Practice Guidelines Committee (November 2005). "Management of hepatocellular carcinoma". Hepatology . 42 (5): 1208–1236. : . . Liu, Chi-leung, M.D., , The Hong Kong Medical Diary , Vol.10 No.12, December 2005 Medical Bulletin External links [ ] Classification - : - : : : External resources

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1371. Emphysema

in and of themselves appear to have a limited role. exercises may be useful. exercises appear to be safe to practice for people with COPD, and may be beneficial for pulmonary function and pulmonary capacity when compared to a regular treatment program. Tai Chi was not found to be more effective than other exercise intervention programs. Inspiratory and expiratory muscle training (IMT, EMT) is an effective method for improving activities of daily living (ADL). A combination of IMT and walking exercises at home may

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1372. Treatment of multiple sclerosis

of an expert, participation in physical activity can be safe and has been proven beneficial for persons with MS. Research has supported the rehabilitative role of physical activity in improving muscle power, mobility, mood, bowel health, general conditioning and quality of life. Depending on the person, activities may include resistance training, walking, swimming, yoga, tai chi, and others. Determining an appropriate and safe exercise program is challenging and must be carefully individualized to each

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1373. Treatment of Parkinson's disease (Full text)

looking at the effect of tai chi on gait performance, and balance in people with Parkinson's Disease. The first study concluded that tai chi was ineffective since there was no improvement on gait performance and no improvement on the Part III score of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). The second study found that patients taking tai chi improved on their UPDRS score, Timed Up and Go test, six-minute walk and backwards walking. It did not however, show any improvements (...) Parameter: neuroprotective strategies and alternative therapies for Parkinson disease (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology". Neurology . 66 (7): 976–82. : . . Lee MS, Lam P, Ernst E (December 2008). "Effectiveness of tai chi for Parkinson's disease: a critical review". Parkinsonism Relat. Disord . 14 (8): 589–94. : . . Lee MS, Ernst E (January 2009). "Qigong for movement disorders: A systematic review". Mov. Disord . 24 (2): 301–03

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1375. Dance and health

be partly because the patients enjoyed it much more. A study at the School of Medicine in 2007 showed was better at improving the mobility of sufferers than an exercise class (a later study showed similar benefits from Tai chi). Because of the level of interest a permanent tango class was set up after the study ended. A study by Dr Paul Dougall at in 2010 concentrating on older women found that were more agile, have stronger legs and can walk more briskly than people of the same age who took part

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1377. Balance disorder

balance disorders. One option includes treatment for a disease or disorder that may be contributing to the balance problem, such as ear infection, , , , , neuromuscular conditions, , cerebellar dysfunctions and/or , or some tumors, such as . Individual treatment will vary and will be based upon assessment results including symptoms, medical history, general health, and the results of medical tests. Additionally, tai chi may be a cost-effective method to prevent falls in the elderly. Vestibular

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1378. Body shaping

). . Annals of Internal Medicine . 142 (7): 547–59. : . . (PDF) . Archived from (PDF) on 2011-07-02 . Retrieved 2011-08-01 . Yen YC, Huang CK, Tai CM (September 2014). . Current Opinion in Psychiatry . 27 (5): 374–9. : . . . Lin HY, Huang CK, Tai CM, Lin HY, Kao YH, Tsai CC, Hsuan CF, Lee SL, Chi SC, Yen YC (January 2013). . BMC Psychiatry . 13 : 1. : . . . Pedroso FE, Angriman F, Endo A, Dasenbrock H, Storino A, Castillo R, Watkins AA, Castillo-Angeles M, Goodman JE, Zitsman JL (March 2018). "Weight loss

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1379. Brain tumor (Full text)

2011 . Retrieved 2 June 2011 . ^ Herholz, Karl; Langen, Karl-Josef; Schiepers, Christiaan; Mountz, James M. (2012). . Seminars in Nuclear Medicine . 42 (6): 356–70. : . . . ^ Iv, Michael; Yoon, Byung C.; Heit, Jeremy J.; Fischbein, Nancy; Wintermark, Max (January 2018). . Seminars in Roentgenology . 53 (1): 45–61. : . . . Margiewicz, Stefan; Cordova, Christine; Chi, Andrew S.; Jain, Rajan (January 2018). . Seminars in Roentgenology . 53 (1): 23–36. : . . . . National Cancer Institute. from (...) . 14 (1): 40–51. : . . . . from the original on 16 February 2012 . Retrieved 17 February 2012 . Chien-Kuo Tai; Noriyuki Kasahara (1 January 2008). (PDF) . Frontiers in Bioscience . 13 (13): 3083–95. : . . Archived from (PDF) on 19 March 2012. Murphy AM, Rabkin SD (Apr 2013). . Transl. Res . 161 (4): 339–54. : . . . Ty AU, See SJ, Rao JP, Khoo JB, Wong MC (January 2006). . Neurology . 66 (2): 247–49. : . . from the original on 20 July 2008. . Neurology. from the original on 19

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1380. Chronic pain

of a Long, Strange Trip?". Physical Therapy . 97 (2): 239–248. : . . . . Therapeutics Initiative . 23 November 2018. Chen, Yi-Wen; Hunt, Michael A.; Campbell, Kristin L.; Peill, Kortni; Reid, W. Darlene (2016-04-01). "The effect of Tai Chi on four chronic conditions-cancer, osteoarthritis, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and meta-analyses". British Journal of Sports Medicine . 50 (7): 397–407. : . . . Kong, Ling Jun; Lauche, Romy; Klose, Petra; Bu, Jiang Hui

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