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Kyriaki Mikellidou, Marco Turi, David Charles Burr
Humans maintain a stable representation of the visual world effortlessly, despite constant movements of the eyes, head and body, across multiple planes. Whereas visual stability in the face of saccadic eye-movements has been intensely researched, fewer studies have investigated retinal image transformations induced by head movements, especially in the frontal plane. Unlike head rotations in the horizontal and sagittal planes, tilting the head in the frontal plane is only partially counteracted by torsional eye-movements, and consequently induces a distortion of the retinal image to which we seem to be completely oblivious...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895693/p-wave-dispersion-on-12-lead-electrocardiography-in-adolescents-with-neurocardiogenic-syncope
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Dong-Hyuk Lee, Kyung-Min Lee, Jung-Min Yoon, Jae-Woo Lim, Kyung-Ok Kho, Hong-Ryang Kil, Eun-Jung Cheon
PURPOSE: Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) is the most frequent cause of fainting during adolescence. Inappropriate cardiovascular autonomic control may be responsible for this clinical event. The head-up tilt test has been considered a diagnostic standard, but it is cumbersome and has a high false-positive rate. We performed a study to evaluate whether P-wave dispersion (PWD) could be a useful electrocardiographic parameter of cardiac autonomic dysfunction in children with NCS. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with NCS (28 boys and 26 girls; mean age, 12...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889355/cervical-sagittal-alignment-in-adult-hyperkyphosis-treated-by-posterior-instrumentation-and-in-situ-bending
#3
F Paternostre, Y P Charles, E A Sauleau, J-P Steib
BACKGROUND: In the normal adult spine, a link between thoracolumbar and cervical sagittal alignment exists, suggesting adaptive cervical positional changes allowing horizontal gaze. In patients with thoracic hyperkyphosis, cervical adaptation to sagittal global alignment might be different from healthy individuals. However, this relationship has not clearly been reported in hyperkyphotic deformity. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify cervical sagittal alignment types observed on radiographs in young adults with thoracic hyperkyphosis...
November 23, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878227/cardiovascular-coupling-during-graded-postural-challenge-comparison-between-linear-tools-and-joint-symbolic-analysis
#4
Alberto Porta, Anielle C M Takahashi, Aparecida M Catai
Background: A joint symbolic analysis (JSA) is applied to assess the strength of the cardiovascular coupling from spontaneous beat-to-beat variability of the heart period (HP) and the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) during an experimental protocol inducing a gradual baroreflex unloading evoked by postural change (i.e. graded head-up tilt). Method: The adopted JSA can quantify the degree of association between the HP and SAP variabilities as a function of the time scale of the HP and SAP patterns...
June 30, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877114/ontogenetic-development-of-vestibulo-ocular-reflexes-in-amphibians
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REVIEW
Francisco Branoner, Boris P Chagnaud, Hans Straka
Vestibulo-ocular reflexes (VOR) ensure gaze stability during locomotion and passively induced head/body movements. In precocial vertebrates such as amphibians, vestibular reflexes are required very early at the onset of locomotor activity. While the formation of inner ears and the assembly of sensory-motor pathways is largely completed soon after hatching, angular and translational/tilt VOR display differential functional onsets and mature with different time courses. Otolith-derived eye movements appear immediately after hatching, whereas the appearance and progressive amelioration of semicircular canal-evoked eye movements is delayed and dependent on the acquisition of sufficiently large semicircular canal diameters...
2016: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865628/the-genesis-and-presentation-of-anxiety-in-disorders-of-autonomic-over-excitation
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Andrew P Owens, David A Low, Valeria Iodice, Hugo D Critchley, Christopher J Mathias
INTRODUCTION: We investigated the genesis and presentation of previously-reported anxiety in disorders of autonomic overexcitation in relation to interoception, body vigilance and trauma to test our hypothesis that patients with the postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), vasovagal syncope (VVS) and essential hyperhidrosis (EH) represent atypical anxiety phenotypes in whom affective symptoms are more related to apprehension and vigilance of physiological (interoceptive) feedback than neurotic or trauma-related factors...
October 19, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864681/are-sagittal-spinopelvic-radiographic-parameters-significantly-associated-with-quality-of-life-of-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-multivariate-linear-regression-analyses-for-pre-operative-and-short-term-post-operative-health-related-quality-of-life
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Mitsuru Takemoto, Louis Boissière, Jean-Marc Vital, Ferran Pellisé, Francisco Javier Sanchez Perez-Grueso, Frank Kleinstück, Emre R Acaroglu, Ahmet Alanay, Ibrahim Obeid
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association in ASD patients between spinopelvic sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQL), adjusted for demographic and surgical variables. METHODS: We constructed multiple linear regression models to investigate pre-operative (PreOp) and 6-month post-operative (PostOp) HRQL as assessed by the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), with sagittal parameters as independent variables adjusted for potential confounders, such as age, sex, body mass index, past spine surgery, types of surgical treatment, and complications...
November 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861895/effects-of-postural-change-from-supine-to-head-up-tilt-on-skin-sympathetic-nerve-activity-component-synchronised-with-cardiac-cycle-in-warmed-men
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Yu Ogawa, Yoshi-Ichiro Kamijo, Shigeki Ikegawa, Shizue Masuki, Hiroshi Nose
In humans, the cutaneous vasodilatation response to hyperthermia has been suggested to be suppressed by baroreflexes to maintain arterial pressure when the posture was changed from supine to upright, and if the reflexes do not function sufficiently, it can cause heat syncope. However, the efferent signals of the reflexes have not been identified. To identify the signals, we continuously measured skin sympathetic nerve activity (SSNA; microneurography), right atrial volume (RAV; echocardiography, the baroreceptors for the reflexes are reportedly located), cutaneous vascular conductance on the chest (CVCchest ; laser Doppler flowmetry), and oesophageal temperature (Toes ; thermocouple) in young men before and after passive warming with a perfusion suit, during which periods the posture was changed from supine to 30° head-up tilt positions...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844055/a-bayesian-account-of-visual-vestibular-interactions-in-the-rod-and-frame-task
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Bart B G T Alberts, Anouk J de Brouwer, Luc P J Selen, W Pieter Medendorp
Panoramic visual cues, as generated by the objects in the environment, provide the brain with important information about gravity direction. To derive an optimal, i.e., Bayesian, estimate of gravity direction, the brain must combine panoramic information with gravity information detected by the vestibular system. Here, we examined the individual sensory contributions to this estimate psychometrically. We asked human subjects to judge the orientation (clockwise or counterclockwise relative to gravity) of a briefly flashed luminous rod, presented within an oriented square frame (rod-in-frame)...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836765/nasal-breathing-and-the-vertical-dimension-a-cephalometric-study
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Amal El Aouame, Asmaa Daoui, Farid El Quars
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to perform a cephalometric analysis of the craniofacial parameters and natural head posture of mouth-breathers compared with control subjects, and to study the relationship between nose-breathing and the vertical dimension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The headfilms taken at start of treatment of 53 cases (28 girls, 25 boys) aged 9 to 30 who consulted the dento-facial orthopedic department of the Ibn Rochd Casablanca dental consultation and treatment center were studied...
November 8, 2016: International Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826809/vasomotor-regulation-in-patients-with-multiple-system-atrophy
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Kazumasa Shindo, Mai Tsuchiya, Yuta Ichinose, Kishin Koh, Takanori Hata, Nobuo Yamashiro, Fumikazu Kobayashi, Takamura Nagasaka, Yoshihisa Takiyama
To investigate the vasomotor regulation in multiple system atrophy (MSA), we simultaneously recorded muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), heart rate, and blood pressure in 14 MSA patients without syncope and 18 healthy subjects. Resting MSNA bursts were significantly less frequent in MSA patients than healthy subjects (p < 0.001), while the increase of MSNA bursts with head-up tilt was significantly greater in MSA patients (p < 0.01). In patients with MSA, orthostatic hypotension may be prevented by an augmented MSNA response...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825288/calendars-in-the-brain-their-perceptual-characteristics-and-possible-neural-substrate
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Vilayanur S Ramachandran, Melissa Vajanaphanich, Chaipat Chunharas
When we visualize a calendar, we have a vague impression of a rectangular grid hovering in front. But 1% of the population "see" vivid, crisp "calendar form" - e.g. an odd V shape as in subject ML. We found that (1) ML could "read off", months of her calendar - or alternate months - backward, unlike controls; (2) her eyes and index finger unconsciously "tracked" her reading; (3) her calendar moved with her gaze and tilted with her head; (4) after looking at a contracting spiral, her calendar expanded. In a second subject EA, the calendar was body centered and the access to episodic memories was partially "blocked" when she "looked away"...
October 2016: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821964/correlation-between-rounded-shoulder-posture-neck-disability-indices-and-degree-of-forward-head-posture
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Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Seop Kim
[Purpose] The present study aimed to examine the correlation between rounded shoulder posture, neck disability indices and the degree of forward head posture. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects aged 19-24 years were selected for this study, and the craniovertebral angle was used to measure the degree of forward head posture in the standing and seated positions. Vernier calipers were used to measure rounded shoulder posture in the supine position, and neck pain and functional disability were assessed using neck disability indices...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820728/comparison-of-2-dosages-of-stretching-treatment-in-infants-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-a-randomized-trial
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Lu He, Xiaohua Yan, Jinling Li, Buyun Guan, Liying Ma, Ying Chen, Jianning Mai, Kaishou Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term efficacy of 2 dosages of stretching treatment on the clinical outcomes in infants with congenital muscular torticollis. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled study. Fifty infants with congenital muscular torticollis who were randomly assigned to 100-times stretching group and 50-times stretching group received stretching treatment for the affected sternocleidomastoid muscle. The outcomes including the head tilt, the cervical passive range of motion, and the muscle function of cervical lateral flexors determined by the muscle function scale were assessed at baseline and at 4 and 8 weeks after treatment...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816390/biomechanical-analysis-of-combining-head-down-tilt-traction-with-vibration-for-different-grades-of-degeneration-of-the-lumbar-spine
#15
Sicong Wang, Lizhen Wang, Yawei Wang, Chengfei Du, Ming Zhang, Yubo Fan
In recent years, a combination of traction and vibration therapy is usually used to alleviate low back pain (LBP) in clinical settings. Combining head-down tilt (HDT) traction with vibration was demonstrated to be efficacious for LBP patients in our previous study. However, the biomechanics of the lumbar spine during this combined treatment is not well known and need quantitative analysis. In addition, LBP patients have different grades of degeneration of the lumbar spinal structure, which are often age related...
November 2, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812155/how-body-orientation-affects-concepts-of-space-time-and-valence-functional-relevance-of-integrating-sensorimotor-experiences-during-word-processing
#16
Martin Lachmair, Susana Ruiz Fernandez, Nils-Alexander Bury, Peter Gerjets, Martin H Fischer, Otmar L Bock
The aim of the present study was to test the functional relevance of the spatial concepts UP or DOWN for words that use these concepts either literally (space) or metaphorically (time, valence). A functional relevance would imply a symmetrical relationship between the spatial concepts and words related to these concepts, showing that processing words activate the related spatial concepts on one hand, but also that an activation of the concepts will ease the retrieval of a related word on the other. For the latter, the rotation angle of participant's body position was manipulated either to an upright or a head-down tilted body position to activate the related spatial concept...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807772/invariance-of-head-pelvis-alignment-and-compensatory-mechanisms-for-asymptomatic-adults-older-than-49%C3%A2-years
#17
Celia Amabile, Jean-Charles Le Huec, Wafa Skalli
PURPOSE: The aim was to quantify the postural alignment of asymptomatic elderly, in comparison to a reference population, searching for possible invariants and compensatory mechanisms. METHODS: 41 volunteers (49-76 years old) underwent bi-planar X-rays with 3D reconstructions of the spine and pelvis. Alignment parameters were compared with those of a reference group of asymptomatic subjects younger than 40 years old, with a particular focus on center of acoustic meati (CAM) and odontoid (OD) with regard to hip axis (HA)...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807120/outcomes-of-spinal-fusion-for-cervical-kyphosis-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis
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Ilkka J Helenius, Paul D Sponseller, William Mackenzie, Thierry Odent, John P Dormans, Jahangir Asghar, Karl Rathjen, Joshua M Pahys, Firoz Miyanji, Daniel Hedequist, Jonathan H Phillips
BACKGROUND: Cervical kyphosis may occur with neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) and is often associated with vertebral dysplasia. Outcomes of cervical spinal fusion in patients with NF1 are not well described because of the rarity of the condition. We aimed to (1) characterize the clinical presentation of cervical kyphosis and (2) report the outcomes of posterior and anteroposterior cervical fusion for the condition in these children. METHODS: The medical records and imaging studies of 22 children with NF1 who had undergone spinal fusion for cervical kyphosis (mean, 67°) at a mean age of 11 years and who had been followed for a minimum of 2 years were reviewed...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802891/reoperations-and-mortality-in-383-patients-operated-with-parallel-screws-for-garden-i-ii-femoral-neck-fractures-with-up-to-ten-years-follow-up
#19
Le Nhat Duc Do, Torbjørn Marstein Kruke, Olav A Foss, Trude Basso
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to identify indications and predictors for subsequent surgeries in the same hip and to evaluate life expectancy following screw fixation of undisplaced femoral neck fractures (FNF). The study further aimed to determine the necessary follow-up time for future studies aiming to evaluate the treatment of such fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective cohort study with prospectively collected data including skeletally mature patients with undisplaced FNFs operated between 2005 and 2013...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793326/risk-factors-of-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-and-fixation-failure-in-patients-with-valgus-angulated-femoral-neck-fractures-over-the-age-of-50-years
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Hyung Keun Song, Ho June Choi, Kyu Hyun Yang
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to identify the risk factors for avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) and fixation failure (FF) after screw osteosynthesis in patients with valgus angulated femoral neck fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 308 patients (mean age, 72.5 years, range, 50-97 years), with a mean follow-up of 21.4 months (range, 12-64 months). The risk for failure in treatment (FIT) associated with patient- and fracture-related factors was evaluated by logistic regression analyses...
December 2016: Injury
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