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Qigong exercise may improve sleep quality and gait performance in Parkinson's disease: a pilot study.

September 19, 2014

Qigong exercise may improve sleep quality and gait performance in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study. Int J Neurosci. 2014 Sep 18;:1-29 Authors: Wassom DJ, Lyons KE, Pahwa R, Liu W Abstract Abstract Purpose: Parkinson’s disease (PD) involves a variety of motor and non-motor symptoms, several of which, including gait abnormalities and sleep disorders, are generally […]

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Coping with future epidemics: Tai chi practice as an overcoming strategy used by survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in post-SARS Hong Kong.

September 18, 2014

Related Articles Coping with future epidemics: Tai chi practice as an overcoming strategy used by survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in post-SARS Hong Kong. Health Expect. 2014 Sep 15; Authors: Siu JY Abstract BACKGROUND: Although SARS had been with a controversial topic for a decade at the time of this study, numerous SARS […]

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Two Novel ALK Mutations Mediate Acquired Resistance to the Next-Generation ALK Inhibitor Alectinib.

September 18, 2014

Two Novel ALK Mutations Mediate Acquired Resistance to the Next-Generation ALK Inhibitor Alectinib. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 16; Authors: Katayama R, Friboulet L, Koike S, Lockerman EL, Khan TM, Gainor JF, Iafrate AJ, Takeuchi K, Taiji M, Okuno Y, Fujita N, Engelman JA, Shaw AT Abstract PURPOSE: The first-generation ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) […]

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Exercise for Adults with Fibromyalgia: An Umbrella Systematic Review with Synthesis of Best Evidence.

September 18, 2014

Exercise for Adults with Fibromyalgia: An Umbrella Systematic Review with Synthesis of Best Evidence. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2014 Sep 14; Authors: Bidonde J, Busch AJ, Bath B, Milosavljevic S Abstract The objective of this umbrella systematic review was to identify, evaluate, and synthesize systematic reviews of physical activity interventions for adults with fibromyalgia (FM) focussing […]

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A new set of atomic radii for accurate estimation of solvation free energy by Poisson-Boltzmann solvent model.

September 18, 2014

Related Articles A new set of atomic radii for accurate estimation of solvation free energy by Poisson-Boltzmann solvent model. J Comput Chem. 2014 Sep 15; Authors: Yamagishi J, Okimoto N, Morimoto G, Taiji M Abstract The Poisson-Boltzmann implicit solvent (PB) is widely used to estimate the solvation free energies of biomolecules in molecular simulations. An […]

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Assessing the comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: design and rationale for a randomized trial.

September 14, 2014

Related Articles Assessing the comparative effectiveness of tai chi versus physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis: design and rationale for a randomized trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014 Sep 8;14(1):333 Authors: Wang C, Iversen MD, McAlindon T, Harvey WF, Wong JB, Fielding RA, Driban JB, Price LL, Rones R, Gamache T, Schmid CH Abstract BACKGROUND: Knee […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs. Tai Chi for Late Life Insomnia and Inflammatory Risk: A Randomized Controlled Comparative Efficacy Trial.

September 14, 2014

Related Articles Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs. Tai Chi for Late Life Insomnia and Inflammatory Risk: A Randomized Controlled Comparative Efficacy Trial. Sleep. 2014;37(9):1543-52 Authors: Irwin MR, Olmstead R, Carrillo C, Sadeghi N, Breen EC, Witarama T, Yokomizo M, Lavretsky H, Carroll JE, Motivala SJ, Bootzin R, Nicassio P Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the comparative […]

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Nontouch Biofield Therapy: A Systematic Review of Human Randomized Controlled Trials Reporting Use of Only Nonphysical Contact Treatment.

September 4, 2014

Related Articles Nontouch Biofield Therapy: A Systematic Review of Human Randomized Controlled Trials Reporting Use of Only Nonphysical Contact Treatment. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Sep 2; Authors: Hammerschlag R, Marx BL, Aickin M Abstract Abstract Objective and Context: This review was designed to assess the quality and review the outcomes of randomized controlled trials […]

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Tai chi mind-body exercise in patients with COPD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

August 31, 2014

Related Articles Tai chi mind-body exercise in patients with COPD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2014 Aug 28;15(1):337 Authors: Yeh GY, Wayne PM, Litrownik D, Roberts DH, Davis RB, Moy ML Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, progressively debilitating condition that is prevalent in the US and worldwide. […]

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Sleep quality of middle-aged Tai Chi practitioners.

August 31, 2014

Related Articles Sleep quality of middle-aged Tai Chi practitioners. Jpn J Nurs Sci. 2014 Aug 29; Authors: Lee LY, Tam KW, Lee ML, Lau NY, Lau JC, Lam YM, Lam CH, Kwan WK, Chan D, Chan B, Chan PZ Abstract AIM: This study aimed to assess the association between Tai Chi and sleep quality in […]

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Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial.

August 29, 2014

Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Aug 28; Authors: Campo RA, Light KC, O’Connor K, Nakamura Y, Lipschitz D, LaStayo PC, Pappas LM, Boucher KM, Irwin MR, Hill HR, Martins TB, Agarwal N, Kinney AY […]

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Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Mindfulness-based interventions in multiple sclerosis: beneficial effects of Tai Chi on balance, coordination, fatigue and depression. BMC Neurol. 2014 Aug 23;14(1):165 Authors: Burschka JM, Keune PM, Oy U, Oschmann P, Kuhn P Abstract BackgroundPatients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a wide array of symptoms, including balance problems, mobility impairment, fatigue and depression. […]

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Effects of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in patients with chronic conditions: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Effects of Tai Chi on health related quality of life in patients with chronic conditions: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):743-755 Authors: Li G, Yuan H, Zhang W Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of Tai Chi practice on health related quality of life in patients with […]

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Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Traditional Chinese medicine for chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Complement Ther Med. 2014 Aug;22(4):826-33 Authors: Wang YY, Li XX, Liu JP, Luo H, Ma LX, Alraek T Abstract BACKGROUND: There is no curative treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is widely used in the […]

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Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review.

August 26, 2014

Related Articles Physical therapies for improving balance and reducing falls risk in osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. Age Ageing. 2014 Aug 22; Authors: Mat S, Tan MP, Kamaruzzaman SB, Ng CT Abstract INTRODUCTION: osteoarthritis (OA) of knee has been reported as a risk factor for falls and reduced balance in the elderly. This […]

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