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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245111/community-based-rehabilitation-offers-cost-effective-epilepsy-treatment-in-rural-guinea-bissau
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Eric van Diessen, Frank van der Maas, Vladimir Cabral, Willem M Otte
Treatment of epilepsy in low-income countries is a challenge considering the lack of resources, availability of antiepileptic drugs, and cultural beliefs. We used a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) service for the detection, monitoring, and treatment of epilepsy. A local network of trained community volunteers provided education, good quality antiepileptic drugs, and clinical follow-up for people with epilepsy (PWE). In a period of 2years, approximately 22,500 people were screened in central Guinea-Bissau, and 112 PWE were identified and registered...
December 12, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245080/broadband-19f-tocsy-using-burbop-based-spin-lock
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Alexander A Marchione, Elizabeth L Diaz
A train of BURBOP universal rotation pulses has been used to generate a spin lock sufficient to observe TOCSY correlations over a 46 kHz 19F spectral window (i.e. 122 ppm on a 9.4 T spectrometer). This spin lock requires lower RF field (γB1 = 15 kHz), and was employed over a wider spectral window, than previously reported DIPSI-2 spin locks. The BURBOP-based spin lock was effected for 80-160 ms periods with a 2% duty cycle without evidence of harm to the RF coil of the probehead. Spectral separation and full set of correlations were obtained for a mixture of perfluorocarbons...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244902/feasibility-of-predicting-tumor-motion-using-online-data-acquired-during-treatment-and-a-generalized-neural-network-optimized-with-offline-patient-tumor-trajectories
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Troy Teo, Syed Bilal Ahmed, Nadia Alayoubi, Neil Bruce, Ethan Lyn, Stephen Pistorius
PURPOSE: The accurate prediction of intra-fraction lung tumor motion is required to compensate for system latency in image-guided adaptive radiotherapy systems. The goal of this study was to identify an optimal prediction model that has a short learning period so that prediction and adaptation can commence soon after treatment begins, and requires minimal re-optimization for individual patients. Specifically, the feasibility of predicting tumor position using a combination of a generalized (i...
December 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242924/teaching-low-income-spanish-speaking-caregivers-to-implement-emt-en-espa%C3%A3-ol-with-their-young-children-with-language-impairment-a-pilot-study
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Tatiana Nogueira Peredo, Maria Isabel Zelaya, Ann P Kaiser
Purpose: This study examined the effectiveness of teaching low-income Spanish-speaking caregivers of young children with language impairment a naturalistic language intervention, EMT en Español. Method: A single-case, multiple-baseline, across-behaviors design replicated across 3 caregiver-child dyads was used to examine the effects of teaching core EMT en Español strategies. The training program utilized the Teach-Model-Coach-Review instructional approach to teach strategies to support children's language development in Spanish...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242177/implementing-a-mental-health-care-program-and-home-based-training-for-mothers-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-an-urban-population-in-bangladesh-protocol-for-a-feasibility-assessment-study
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Aliya Naheed, Kamrun Nahar Koly, Helal Uddin Ahmed, Shaheen Akhter, M M Jalal Uddin, Mary C Smith Fawzi, Subhash Chandir, Muzharul Mannan, Saima Hossain, Charles Nelson, Kerim Munir
BACKGROUND: Mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reported a higher level of depression than mothers of children with other neurodevelopmental disorders in both developed and developing countries. Mothers are the lifetime caregivers of children with ASD, and a high burden of depression can negatively impact their ability to provide care. However, access to mental health services in primary care is limited, given the scarcity of qualified providers in Bangladesh...
December 14, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241666/identification-of-human-circadian-genes-based-on-time-course-gene-expression-profiles-by-using-a-deep-learning-method
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Peng Cui, Tingyan Zhong, Zhuo Wang, Tao Wang, Hongyu Zhao, Chenglin Liu, Hui Lu
Circadian genes express periodically in an approximate 24-h period and the identification and study of these genes can provide deep understanding of the circadian control which plays significant roles in human health. Although many circadian gene identification algorithms have been developed, large numbers of false positives and low coverage are still major problems in this field. In this study we constructed a novel computational framework for circadian gene identification using deep neural networks (DNN) a deep learning algorithm which can represent the raw form of data patterns without imposing assumptions on the expression distribution...
December 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241615/provision-of-medical-supply-kits-to-improve-quality-of-antenatal-care-in-mozambique-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Ana Pilar Betrán, Eduardo Bergel, Sally Griffin, Armando Melo, My Huong Nguyen, Alicia Carbonell, Santos Mondlane, Mario Merialdi, Marleen Temmerman, A Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: High levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity remain a daunting reality in many low-income countries. Several interventions delivered during antenatal care have been shown to improve maternal and newborn outcomes, but stockouts of medical supplies at point of care can prevent implementation of these services. We aimed to evaluate whether a supply chain strategy based on the provision of kits could improve quality of care. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial at ten antenatal care clinics in Mozambique...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241126/the-chronic-exposure-to-abamectin-causes-spatial-memory-deficit-and-depressive-behavior-in-mice
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Wellington Alves Mizael da Silva, Abraão Tiago Batista Guimarães, Mateus Flores Montalvão, Bruna de Oliveira Mendes, Aline Sueli de Lima Rodrigues, Guilherme Malafaia
It is known that abamectin (ABA), which is a component belonging to the group of avermectins, has been broadly used as biopesticide. Although its effect on non-target aquatic organisms is known, knowledge about its impacts on terrestrial animals such as mammals remains incipient. Thus, we aim at investigating the effects (phycical and neural-behavioral) from the chronic exposure (90 days) to ABA (1/10 of LD50) on Swiss and C57Bl/6J mice from both sexes. Accordingly, at the end of the experimental period the animals were subjected to the following tests: Novel Object Recognition Test (NORT), Morris Water Maze (MWM), Tail Suspension Test (TST), and Forced Swimming Test (FST)...
December 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241047/knee-misalignment-and-exercise-amount-predictive-value-for-chronic-low-back-pain-in-young-competitive-athletes
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Andreas Rosenhagen, Daniel Niederer, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
Sports medical examinations of juvenile athletes provide an opportunity for preventive measures against sports-related diseases. Determining the leg axis deviation as a risk factor for future constraints may offer approaches for such measures. Data were obtained from 789 youth athletes: 166 with coronal plane knee misalignment and 623 without. After a seven-year period, 64 participants (m: 33, f: 31) from both groups were reassessed for the incidence of nonspecific chronic low back pain (CLBP). To distinguish participants with increased risk for CLBP, contingency tables for comparison of expected and joint frequency distribution testing and receivers operating characteristic (ROC) analyses for the weekly training time were conducted...
December 11, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240534/non-pharmacological-approaches-to-pain-management-in-residential-aged-care-a-pre-post-test-study
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Julie M Ellis, Yvonne Wells, June Su Ming Ong
OBJECTIVES: The project aimed to evaluate a pain management program (PMP) using non-pharmacological approaches at five residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in Australia. METHODS: The PMP involved a physiotherapist implementing four sessions per week of treatments (massage therapy, TENS, exercises and stretching, or combinations of these). Ninety-five participants were recruited (average age, 83 years; SD = 7.6; 38% men, 62% women; 56% with dementia). Sessions lasted approximately 10 minutes, and residents' levels of pain were recorded using a 5-point scale before and after each treatment...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239986/practical-model-of-low-volume-paddling-based-sprint-interval-training-improves-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performances-in-professional-female-canoe-polo-athletes
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Mohsen Sheykhlouvand, Erfan Khalili, Mohammadali Gharaat, Hamid Arazi, Mousa Khalafi, Bahman Tarverdizadeh
Brief, intense exercise training employing running and cycling as exercise interventions may induce aerobic and anaerobic adaptations in athletes from wide range of sports. However, this has not been studied extensively for those sports in which the upper-body is predominantly involved. Our purpose was to examine the effects of kayak paddling-based sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and anaerobic performance. 16 professional female canoe polo athletes (age = 27.6 ± 1.9 years; height = 165...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239985/training-load-physical-performance-biochemical-markers-and-psychological-stress-during-a-short-preparatory-period-in-brazilian-elite-male-volleyball-players
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Thiago A G Horta, Maurício G Bara Filho, Danilo R Coimbra, R Miranda, Francisco Z Werneck
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between training load (TL) and physical performance, biochemical markers, and psychological stress during a short preparatory period (PP) in Brazilian elite male volleyball players. Twelve volleyball players from a team competing in the Brazilian Men's Volleyball Super League were enrolled (26.9 ± 4.6 years). Countermovement Jump (CMJ), Creatine Kinase (CK), Testosterone (T), Cortisol (Cr), T/Cr ratio, and Recovery and Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport) were collected at baseline, after 2, 4, and 6 week...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239751/feasibility-of-single-vs-two-physician-procedural-sedation-in-a-small-community-emergency-department
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Clayton P Josephy, David R Vinson
OBJECTIVE: Sedation is commonly required for painful procedures in the emergency department (ED). Some facilities mandate two physicians be present for deep sedation cases. Evidence is lacking, however, that a two-physician approach improves safety outcomes. We report our experience on the feasibility of replacing a two-physician ED procedural sedation policy with a single-physician policy in a small, single-coverage community ED. METHODS: This is a retrospective, before/after, single-center observational study of prospectively collected data from January 2013 through December 2016...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239644/the-effects-of-team-reflexivity-on-psychological-well-being-in-manufacturing-teams
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Jingqiu Chen, Peter A Bamberger, Yifan Song, Dana R Vashdi
While the impact of team reflexivity (a.k.a. after-event-reviews, team debriefs) on team performance has been widely examined, we know little about its implications on other team outcomes such as member well-being. Drawing from prior team reflexivity research, we propose that reflexivity-related team processes reduce demands, and enhance control and support. Given the centrality of these factors to work-based strain, we posit that team reflexivity, by affecting these factors, may have beneficial implications on 3 core dimensions of employee burnout, namely exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy (reduced personal accomplishment)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238684/a-study-of-clinical-significance-of-the-depth-of-olfactory-fossa-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Ashok Murthy V, Bollineni Santosh
The endoscope has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), like all minimally invasive surgery, is designed to combine an excellent outcome with minimal patient discomfort. Successful outcome with minimal complications can only be achieved with good knowledge of the endoscopic anatomy, appropriate training in the procedure and the understanding of the anatomical variations. The intraoperative complications of ESS are bleeding and injury to surrounding structures commonly the orbital structures and fovea ethmoidalis...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238636/functional-outcome-of-neurologic-controlled-hal-exoskeletal-neurorehabilitation-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-with-one-year-treatment-and-variable-treatment-frequency
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Oliver Jansen, Thomas A Schildhauer, Renate C Meindl, Martin Tegenthoff, Peter Schwenkreis, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Dennis Grasmücke, Christian Fisahn, Mirko Aach
Study Design: Longitudinal prospective study. Objectives: Whether 1-year HAL-BWSTT of chronic spinal cord injured patients can improve independent ambulated mobility further as a function of training frequency, after an initial 3-month training period. Methods: Eight patients with chronic SCI were enrolled. They initially received full standard physical therapy and neurorehabilitation in the acute/subacute posttrauma phase. During this trial, all patients first underwent a daily (5 per week) HAL-BWSTT for 12 weeks...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238597/effects-of-nine-weeks-isokinetic-training-on-power-golf-kinematics-and-driver-performance-in-pre-elite-golfers
#17
James Parker, Charlie Lagerhem, John Hellström, M Charlotte Olsson
Background: It has previously been shown that isotonic strength training can improve driver performance among golfers, though few studies have investigated effects of strength training on swing kinematics together with driver performance. In this study we investigated whether isokinetic rotational training could improve driver performance and swing kinematic variables amongst elite golfers. Methods: Twenty competitive pre-elite golfers (handicap better than -3.0), 13 men and 7 women, were split into two groups, one group received the isokinetic power training (IK) alongside their normal isotonic pre-season strength-training and the other group continued with their normal isotonic pre-season strength-training regime (IT)...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238495/assessment-of-life-skills-of-medical-students-in-mashhad-iran-in-2015
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Arash Akhavan Rezayat, Shabnam Niroumand, Elham Shiehzadeh, Ali Saghebi, Reza Rahimzadeh Oskooie, Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam
Background: Developing social skills and mental health is a crucial part of the psychosocial health status of medical students. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the life skills of medical students in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS). Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran in 2015. By census method, 146 interns were entered into the study. The life skill questionnaire, consisting of 144 questions, was used as the measurement tool...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238252/the-effect-of-respiratory-muscle-training-on-fin-swimmers-performance
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Jana Vašíčková, Kateřina Neumannová, Zbyněk Svozil
Although respiratory muscle functions can influence swimming performance, respiratory muscle training (RMT) is not routinely used for improving fin-swimmers´ performance. The aim of our study was to verify the benefit of a one month of RMT in young fin-swimmers. We assessed the effect of this training on respiratory muscles and on maximal underwater swimming distance. 28 fin-swimmers were randomly divided into an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CG). The study finished with 20 fin-swimmers (EG: n = 12; average age 12...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238242/heart-rate-variability-is-a-moderating-factor-in-the-workload-injury-relationship-of-competitive-crossfit%C3%A2-athletes
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Sean Williams, Thomas Booton, Matthew Watson, Daniel Rowland, Marco Altini
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a popular tool for monitoring training adaptation and readiness in athletes, but it also has the potential to indicate early signs of somatic tissue overload prior to the onset of pain or fully developed injury. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between HRV, workloads, and risk of overuse problems in competitive CrossFit™ athletes. Daily resting HRV and workloads (duration × session-RPE) were recorded in six competitive CrossFit™ athletes across a 16 week period...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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