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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791695/current-strategies-to-prevent-iatrogenic-ureteral-injury-during-colorectal-surgery
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Jonathan Douissard, Frederic Ris, Philippe Morel, Nicolas Christian Buchs
Iatrogenic ureteral injuries are a source of major concern among surgeons performing colorectal procedures. Although they are uncommon, these lesions lead to severe morbidity and long-term functional disabilities, as well as an increase in mortality, hospital stay, and cost. The laparoscopic approach has gained popularity in the field of colorectal surgery and is associated with improved global postoperative outcomes. However, it is also considered to increase the risk of ureteral injury when compared to open surgery, especially during left colonic and rectal resections...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791274/cathodal-tdcs-of-the-left-posterior-parietal-cortex-increases-proprioceptive-drift
#2
João Roberto Ventura de Oliveira, Marco Aurélio Romano-Silva, Herbert Ugrinowitsch, Tércio Apolinário-Souza, Lidiane Aparecida Fernandes, Juliana Otoni Parma, Guilherme Menezes Lage
In aiming movements the limb position drifts away from the defined target after some trials without visual feedback, a phenomenon defined as proprioceptive drift (PD). There are no studies investigating the association between the posterior parietal cortex (PPC) and PD in aiming movements. Therefore, cathodal and sham transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) were applied to the left PPC concomitantly with the performance of movements with or without vision. Cathodal tDCS applied without vision produced a higher level of PD and higher rates of drift accumulation while it decreased peak velocity and maintained the number of error corrections, not affecting movement amplitude...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790385/kinect4fog-monitoring-and-improving-mobility-in-people-with-parkinson-s-using-a-novel-system-incorporating-the-microsoft-kinect-v2
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Amin Amini, Konstantinos Banitsas, William R Young
Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative condition associated with several motor symptoms including tremors and slowness of movement. Freezing of gait (FOG); the sensation of one's feet being "glued" to the floor, is one of the most debilitating symptoms associated with advanced Parkinson's. FOG not only contributes to falls and related injuries, but also compromises quality of life as people often avoid engaging in functional daily activities both inside and outside the home. In the current study, we describe a novel system designed to detect FOG and falling in people with Parkinson's (PwP) as well as monitoring and improving their mobility using laser-based visual cues cast by an automated laser system...
May 23, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790145/-nursing-experience-of-using-mirror-visual-feedback-for-a-schizophrenia-patient-with-visual-hallucinations
#4
Shu-Ling Lan, Yu-Chi Chen, Hsiu-Ju Chang
The aim of this paper was to describe the nursing application of mirror visual feedback in a patient suffering from long-term visual hallucinations. The intervention period was from May 15th to October 19th, 2015. Using the five facets of psychiatric nursing assessment, several health problems were observed, including disturbed sensory perceptions (prominent visual hallucinations) and poor self-care (e.g. limited abilities to self-bathe and put on clothing). Furthermore, "caregiver role strain" due to the related intense care burden was noted...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789405/the-mauthner-cell-in-a-fish-with-top-performance-and-yet-flexibly-tuned-c-starts-ii-physiology
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Peter Machnik, Kathrin Leupolz, Sabine Feyl, Wolfram Schulze, Stefan Schuster
The parallel occurrence in archerfish of fine-tuned and yet powerful predictive C-starts as well as of kinematically identical escape C-starts makes archerfish an interesting system to test hypotheses on the roles played by the Mauthner cells, a pair of giant reticulospinal neurons. In this study we show that the archerfish Mauthner cell shares all hallmark physiological properties with that of goldfish. Visual and acoustic inputs are received by the ventral and lateral dendrite, respectively, and cause complex postsynaptic potentials (PSPs) even in surgically anaesthetised fish...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787788/increases-in-motor-cortical-excitability-during-mirror-visual-feedback-of-a-precision-grasp-is-influenced-by-vision-and-movement-of-the-opposite-limb
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Gaayathiri Jegatheeswaran, Michael Vesia, Reina Isayama, Carolyn Gunraj, Robert Chen
Unimanual grasp movements with mirrored visual feedback (MVF) can improve function and increase excitability of primary motor cortex (M1) ipsilateral to the moving hand. However, no study to date has examined the contribution of vision and movement of the opposite hand during an object-directed precision grasp. In this study, we tested 15 healthy individuals in three conditions: MVF (vision + motor), Movement (motor component), and Action Observation (vision component). We hypothesized that unimanual grasp movements with MVF increases the excitability and reduces intracortical inhibition of the M1 ipsilateral to the moving hand...
May 19, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787449/functional-connectivity-during-monitoring-for-visuomotor-incongruence
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Yoshihiro Ohashi, Takanori Kochiyama, Katsuya Tsuneyoshi, Yoshitaka Ohi-Gashi, Toshiya Murai, Keita Ueda
Previous human studies on monitoring for visuomotor incongruence emphasized the contribution of the fronto-parietal network and revealed significant activation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and the right rostral inferior parietal lobule. Using functional MRI, this study investigated the brain regions involved in explicit monitoring for incongruence between motor intention and visual and/or proprioceptive information, particularly focusing on the fronto-parietal network. During in-phase bimanual movements, a static image of the participant's own hands was randomly inserted within real-time visual feedback of the movements to produce a mismatch between the actual performance and the visual input...
May 21, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782510/individual-differences-in-learning-correlate-with-modulation-of-brain-activity-induced-by-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Brian Falcone, Atsushi Wada, Raja Parasuraman, Daniel E Callan
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to enhance cognitive performance on a variety of tasks. It is hypothesized that tDCS enhances performance by affecting task related cortical excitability changes in networks underlying or connected to the site of stimulation facilitating long term potentiation. However, many recent studies have called into question the reliability and efficacy of tDCS to induce modulatory changes in brain activity. In this study, our goal is to investigate the individual differences in tDCS induced modulatory effects on brain activity related to the degree of enhancement in performance, providing insight into this lack of reliability...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779433/age-differences-in-the-neural-response-to-negative-feedback
#9
Holly J Bowen, Cheryl L Grady, Julia Spaniol
Affective processing is one domain that remains relatively intact in healthy aging. Investigations into the neural responses associated with reward anticipation have revealed that older and younger adults recruit the same midbrain reward regions, but other evidence suggests this recruitment may differ depending on the valence (gain, loss) of the incentive cue. The goal of the current study was to examine functional covariance during gain and loss feedback in younger and healthy older adults. A group of 15 older adults (mean age = 68...
May 21, 2018: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779050/proprioceptive-loss-and-the-perception-control-and-learning-of-arm-movements-in-humans-evidence-from-sensory-neuronopathy
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R Chris Miall, Nick M Kitchen, Se-Ho Nam, Hannah Lefumat, Alix G Renault, Kristin Ørstavik, Jonathan D Cole, Fabrice R Sarlegna
It is uncertain how vision and proprioception contribute to adaptation of voluntary arm movements. In normal participants, adaptation to imposed forces is possible with or without vision, suggesting that proprioception is sufficient; in participants with proprioceptive loss (PL), adaptation is possible with visual feedback, suggesting that proprioception is unnecessary. In experiment 1 adaptation to, and retention of, perturbing forces were evaluated in three chronically deafferented participants. They made rapid reaching movements to move a cursor toward a visual target, and a planar robot arm applied orthogonal velocity-dependent forces...
May 19, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775031/-neurofeedback-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-tinnitus
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Z Q Zhao, G X Lei, Y L Li, D Zhang, W D Shen, S M Yang, Y H Qiao
Neurofeedback therapy is a fast-growing field of tinnitus treatment, which is a new type of biofeedback therapy. In the past, the "muscle tone" and "blood flow" were used as feedback signals in biofeedback therapy to treat tinnitus, however there was no long-term follow-up report. Instead, neurofeedback therapy utilizes EEG (electroencephalogram) as the feedback signal, which is also called EEG biofeedback therapy. At present, most treatments of tinnitus only record subjective measures of patients as evaluation indicators, whereas neurofeedback therapy is more convincing for using comprehensive evaluation including changes of brain wave as objective indicators and subjective measures of patients...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773999/fitts-law-in-the-control-of-isometric-grip-force-with-naturalistic-targets
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Zachary C Thumser, Andrew B Slifkin, Dylan T Beckler, Paul D Marasco
Fitts' law models the relationship between amplitude, precision, and speed of rapid movements. It is widely used to quantify performance in pointing tasks, study human-computer interaction, and generally to understand perceptual-motor information processes, including research to model performance in isometric force production tasks. Applying Fitts' law to an isometric grip force task would allow for quantifying grasp performance in rehabilitative medicine and may aid research on prosthetic control and design...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773528/a-digital-app-to-aid-detection-monitoring-and-management-of-dyslexia-in-young-children-dimmand-protocol-for-a-digital-health-and-education-solution
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Mariam R Sood, Annet Toornstra, Martin I Sereno, Mark Boland, Daniele Filaretti, Anuj Sood
BACKGROUND: Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty and a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010, is a lifelong condition that affects a child from the start of education. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in language processing (reading, spelling, and writing) which do not correspond with the child's general intellectual abilities. Although dyslexia cannot be cured, there is a consensus that interventions are more effective and have greater impact the earlier they are administered...
May 17, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772496/vibrotactile-feedback-alters-dynamics-of-static-postural-control-in-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease-but-not-older-adults-at-high-fall-risk
#14
Carleigh M High, Hannah F McHugh, Stephen C Mills, Shinichi Amano, Jane E Freund, Srikant Vallabhajosula
BACKGROUND: Aging and Parkinson's disease are often associated with impaired postural control. Providing extrinsic feedback via vibrotactile sensation could supplement intrinsic feedback to maintain postural control. RESEARCH QUESTION: We investigated the postural control response to vibrotactile feedback provided at the trunk during challenging stance conditions in older adults at high fall risk and individuals with Parkinson's disease compared to healthy older adults...
May 8, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771919/firing-rate-based-network-modeling-of-the-dlgn-circuit-effects-of-cortical-feedback-on-spatiotemporal-response-properties-of-relay-cells
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Milad Hobbi Mobarhan, Geir Halnes, Pablo Martínez-Cañada, Torkel Hafting, Marianne Fyhn, Gaute T Einevoll
Visually evoked signals in the retina pass through the dorsal geniculate nucleus (dLGN) on the way to the visual cortex. This is however not a simple feedforward flow of information: there is a significant feedback from cortical cells back to both relay cells and interneurons in the dLGN. Despite four decades of experimental and theoretical studies, the functional role of this feedback is still debated. Here we use a firing-rate model, the extended difference-of-Gaussians (eDOG) model, to explore cortical feedback effects on visual responses of dLGN relay cells...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768043/haptic-foot-pedal-influence-of-shoe-type-age-and-gender-on-subjective-pulse-perception
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Claudia Geitner, Stewart Birrell, Claudia Krehl, Paul Jennings
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the influence of shoe type (sneakers and safety boots), age, and gender on the perception of haptic pulse feedback provided by a prototype accelerator pedal in a running stationary vehicle. BACKGROUND: Haptic feedback can be a less distracting alternative to traditionally visual and auditory in-vehicle feedback. However, to be effective, the device delivering the haptic feedback needs to be in contact with the person. Factors such as shoe type vary naturally over the season and could render feedback that is perceived well in one situation, unnoticeable in another...
June 2018: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766612/visuomotor-coordination-and-cortical-connectivity-of-modular-motor-learning
#17
Pablo I Burgos, Juan J Mariman, Scott Makeig, Gonzalo Rivera-Lillo, Pedro E Maldonado
The ability to transfer sensorimotor skill components to new actions and the capacity to use skill components from whole actions are characteristic of the adaptability of the human sensorimotor system. However, behavioral evidence suggests complex limitations for transfer after combined or modular learning of motor adaptations. Also, to date, only behavioral analysis of the consequences of the modular learning has been reported, with little understanding of the sensorimotor mechanisms of control and the interaction between cortical areas...
May 15, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765192/pinch-aperture-proprioception-reliability-and-feasibility-study
#18
Abdalghani Yahya, Timothy von Behren, Shira Levine, Marcio Dos Santos
[Purpose] To establish the reliability and feasibility of a novel pinch aperture device to measure proprioceptive joint position sense. [Subjects and Methods] Reliability of the pinch aperture device was assessed in 21 healthy subjects. Following familiarization with a 15° target position of the index finger and thumb, subjects performed 5 trials in which they attempted to actively reproduce the target position without visual feedback. This procedure was repeated at a testing session on a separate date, and the between-session intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764303/relief-from-intractable-phantom-pain-by-combining-psilocybin-and-mirror-visual-feedback-mvf
#19
Vilayanur Ramachandran, Chaipat Chunharas, Zeve Marcus, Timothy Furnish, Albert Lin
AL's leg was amputated resulting in phantom-limb pain (PLP). (1) When a volunteer placed her foot on or near the phantom - touching it evoked organized sensations in corresponding locations on AL's phantom. (2) Mirror-visual-feedback (MVF) relieved PLP, as did, "phantom massage". (3) Psilocybin-MVF pairing produced synergistic effects, complete elimination of PLP, and reduction in paroxysmal episodes. (4) Touching the volunteer's leg where AL previously had external fixators, evoked sensation of nails boring through the leg...
May 15, 2018: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761316/impact-of-visual-feedback-on-dose-volume-histograms-for-organs-at-risk-in-postoperative-radiotherapy-with-deep-inspiration-breath-holding-for-patients-treated-with-breast-conserving-therapy-a-planning-study
#20
Keiko Nemoto Murofushi, Masaru Nakajima, Tetsuya Tomita, Minako Sumi, Yasuo Yoshioka, Masahiko Oguchi, Hideyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of visual feedback (VF) on radiotherapy with deep inspiration breath-holding (DIBH), and reviewed the dose for organs at risk (OARs). METHODS: Respiratory motions during DIBH for 15 s were monitored during planning computed tomography (CT)-scanning and simulation for 40 patients after breast-conserving surgery from June 2007 to February 2008. For 22 of 40 patients, a goggle-type liquid crystal display monitor was used for VF...
May 14, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
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