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W David Hairston, Keith W Whitaker, Anthony J Ries, Jean M Vettel, J Cortney Bradford, Scott E Kerick, Kaleb McDowell
Electroencephalography (EEG) holds promise as a neuroimaging technology that can be used to understand how the human brain functions in real-world, operational settings while individuals move freely in perceptually-rich environments. In recent years, several EEG systems have been developed that aim to increase the usability of the neuroimaging technology in real-world settings. Here, the usability of three wireless EEG systems from different companies are compared to a conventional wired EEG system, BioSemi's ActiveTwo, which serves as an established laboratory-grade 'gold standard' baseline...
August 2014: Journal of Neural Engineering
Ulugbek B Nurmatov, Siew H Lee, Bright I Nwaru, Mome Mukherjee, Liz Grant, Claudia Pagliari
INTRODUCTION: Rates of maternal, newborn and child (MNCH) mortality and morbidity are vastly greater in low- than in high-income countries and represent a major source of global health inequity. A host of systemic, economic, geopolitical and sociocultural factors have been implicated. Mobile information and communication technologies hold potential to ameliorate several of these challenges by supporting coordinated and evidence-based care, facilitating community based health services and enabling citizens to access health information and support...
June 2014: Journal of Global Health
Ingrid Solanes, Ignasi Bolíbar, Maria Antònia Llauger, Casimira Medrano, Meritxell Peiró, Mar Fraga, Maria Antònia Pou, Jordi Giner, Montserrat Freixas, Vicente Plaza
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by a systemic inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between systemic inflammation, measured with C reactive protein (CRP), and clinical and functional outcomes of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized sample of 413 COPD patients from 31 primary health care centers of Barcelona was evaluated. Medical history, anthropometric measurements, toxic habits, treatments, Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ) and dyspnea were registered...
October 20, 2012: Medicina Clínica
Ramon Boixeda, Pedro Almagro, Jesús Díez, Juan Custardoy, Francisco López García, Carlos San Román Terán, Jesús Recio, Joan B Soriano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur mostly in elderly patients. We describe the characteristics and treatment of elderly patients hospitalized for COPD in Internal Medicine Services, compared with the younger age group. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational, prospective, multicenter study. We compared the differences between patients older than 80 years and the rest regarding comorbidity, severity of COPD, previous admissions, length of stay and treatment prescribed...
April 28, 2012: Medicina Clínica
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