European Journal of Translational Myology 2019-11-11T17:53:31+01:00 Francesca Baccino Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>European Journal of Translational Myology</strong> (formerly known as <em>Basic and Applied Myology</em>) is the European reference forum for Translational Myology. The <strong>European Journal of Translational Myology</strong>&nbsp;is a multifaceted journal studying myology from various perspectives: basic, cellular and molecular, genetic, clinical, and translational proper.</p> In July 2019 the Portuguese Society of Myology was officially born: the first message from the founders 2019-11-11T17:52:37+01:00 Paula Tavares Carlos Fontes Ribeiro <p>The amazing behaviour and adaptation capacity of the skeletal muscle system call the attention of several scientists, including us. Thus, we have the pleasure to announce that it was born in the city of Coimbra, Portugal, the Portuguese Society of Myology (SPMyo), a society which the main aim is to spread skeletal muscle knowledge in the areas of muscle physiology, physiopathology and pharmacology in a multidisciplinary organization that reflects the different areas of the skeletal muscle study. The commitment of SPMyo is the progress of skeletal muscle awareness as well as its investigation, encouraging interdisciplinary, national and international collaboration. These goals will be achieved by organization of scientific meetings, formation courses, publications of books and other scientific and didactic materials. It is also a goal of the SPMyo to organize public events allowing general public to understand skeletal muscle system.</p> 2019-10-29T17:36:46+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Comparison of renal arterial resistive index in type 2 diabetic nephropathy stage 0-4 2019-11-11T17:53:31+01:00 Sharareh Sanei Sistani Ali Alidadi Alireza Ansari Moghadam Fatemeh Mohamadnezhad Bahareh Heshmat Ghahderijani <p>Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of world health problems and its prevalence and incidence is increasing. Chronic Kidney Failure involves a range of pathophysiologic processes that are associated with impaired renal function, leading to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Renal artery resistive index (RI) is indicator of atherosclerotic change in small vessels. The current study was aimed to assess RI in diabetic nephropathy patients at stage 0-4 and to compare RRI with HbA1c, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, albuminuria and glomerular filtration rate (GFR). In this cross sectional study,100 diabetic nephropathy patients who attend to nephrology clinic of Ali-ibn Abi Talib Hospital were entered to the study. Ultrasound Doppler renal resistive index was measured and other information was recorded from their last lab data that was recorded in their medical records. Variable included: systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, albuminuria, GFR, HbA1c. All data was analyzed by Pearson's Correlation Coefficient. The findings indicated a significant correlation of RI with systolic BP (p=0.04 R=0.75), microalbuminuria (P=0.001 R=0.67), and GFR (P=0.001 R=0.76), while diastolic BP (P=0/45 R=0/32), HbA1c (P=0/56 R=0/43) were not found to be associated with RI. The findings indicated that increased systolic blood pressure, albumin excretion (microalbuminuria) and severity of disease were capable of increasing RI values in diabetic nephropathy patients. In addition, decreased GFR.</p> 2019-08-06T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The effects of teaching methods of palliative care on life pattern of old women with chronic pain 2019-11-11T17:52:35+01:00 Elham Hesari Zahra Sabzi Shohreh Kolagari <p>Chronic pain is among problems of old people and causes changes in their life pattern and processes. Teaching palliative care can help old people suffering from chronic pain to live an active life. The aim of this research was to determine effects of educating of palliative care on life pattern of elderly women with chronic pain. The present study was a Quasi-experimental design with pre-test and post test was conducted on 30 elderly women suffering from chronic pain in 2018 in Iran. The Questionnaire for evaluating the Pattern of Life with Pain in the elderly was filled before the intervention, group educating of palliative care was carried out using an educational package, and the questionnaire was completed again immediately and one and three months after. The data was analyzed using mean, standard deviations, Fisher’s F test, and Greenhouse-Geisser and Bonferroni post-hoc test by employing SPSS- 16. Mean changes before teaching palliative care significantly differed from those of immediately and one and three months after the educational program (p = 0.0), (p = 0.004). There were significant differences between the stages of immediately and one month after the educational program and that of three months after it (p = 0.001), (p = 0.002). Concerning the personal life patterns, there were statistically significant differences between the stage immediately after the educational program and those before the intervention and three months after it (p = 0.005), (p = 0.000). Regarding the social life pattern, only the stage of one month after the educational program significantly differed from that of three months (p = 0.005). Mean growth in life pattern of the old women suffering from chronic pain in the stages after the intervention indicated the importance of and the necessity for palliative care during old age. Moreover, the success of this education three months after the educational program as compared to immediately and one month after it indicates that allocation of sufficient time plays a very important role in transferring information and in teaching methods of palliative care to old people.</p> 2019-10-29T17:47:01+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##