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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784444/enacting-high-reliability-principles-while-caring-for-people-with-ebola-virus-disease
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Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, Katherine A Yeager, Nancye R Feistritzer, Mary M Gullatte, Kristy K Martyn
BACKGROUND: Fear surrounds Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) because it is highly infectious. Yet members of the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit (SCDU) at Emory University Hospital (EUH) had to overcome that fear when caring for patients with EVD. PURPOSE: The analysis reported here illustrates how the members of EUH's SCDU tacitly enacted high reliability (HR) principles while caring for patients with EVD. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted to describe the experience of members of the EUH SCDU who worked with EVD patients in 2014...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782653/data-driven-gating-in-pet-influence-of-respiratory-signal-noise-on-motion-resolution
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Florian Büther, Iris Ernst, Lynn Johann Frohwein, Joost Pouw, Klaus Peter Schäfers, Lars Stegger
PURPOSE: Data-driven gating (DDG) approaches for positron emission tomography (PET) are interesting alternatives to conventional hardware-based gating methods. In DDG, the measured PET data themselves are utilized to calculate a respiratory signal that is subsequently used for gating purposes. The success of gating is then highly dependent on the statistical quality of the PET data. In this study we investigate how this quality determines signal noise and thus motion resolution in clinical PET scans using a center-of-mass-based (COM) DDG approach, specifically with regard to motion management of target structures in future radiotherapy planning applications...
May 21, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782219/soft-robotics-academic-insights-and-perspectives-through-bibliometric-analysis
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Guanjun Bao, Hui Fang, Lingfeng Chen, Yuehua Wan, Fang Xu, Qinghua Yang, Libin Zhang
Soft robotics is of growing interest in the robot community as well as in public media, and there is an increase in the quality and quantity of publications related to this topic. To formally elaborate this growth, we have used a bibliometric analysis to evaluate the publications in the field from 1990 to 2017 based on the Science Citation Index Expanded database. We present a detailed overview and discussion based on keywords, citation, h-index, year, journal, institution, country, author, and review articles...
May 21, 2018: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782181/effectiveness-of-an-osteopathic-abdominal-manual-intervention-in-pain-thresholds-lumbopelvic-mobility-and-posture-in-women-with-chronic-functional-constipation
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María José Martínez-Ochoa, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Javier González-Iglesias, François Ricard, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of an osteopathic abdominal manual intervention (AMI) on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), mobility, hip flexibility, and posture in women with chronic functional constipation. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Subjects were recruited for the study by referral from different gastroenterology outpatient clinics in the city of Madrid (Spain). SUBJECTS: Sixty-two patients suffering from chronic functional constipation according to the guidelines of the Congress of Rome III...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781982/the-motor-in-implicit-motor-sequence-learning-a-foot-stepping-serial-reaction-time-task
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Yue Du, Jane E Clark
This protocol describes a modified serial reaction time (SRT) task used to study implicit motor sequence learning. Unlike the classic SRT task that involves finger-pressing movements while sitting, the modified SRT task requires participants to step with both feet while maintaining a standing posture. This stepping task necessitates whole body actions that impose postural challenges. The foot-stepping task complements the classic SRT task in several ways. The foot-stepping SRT task is a better proxy for the daily activities that require ongoing postural control, and thus may help us better understand sequence learning in real-life situations...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781620/nonadiabatic-quantum-dynamics-with-frozen-width-gaussians
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Loic Joubert-Doriol, Artur F Izmaylov
We review techniques for simulating fully quantum nonadiabatic dynamics using the frozen-width moving Gaussian basis functions to represent the nuclear wavefunction. A choice of these basis functions is primarily motivated by the idea of the on-the-fly dynamics that will involve electronic structure calculations done locally in the vicinity of each Gaussian center and thus avoiding "curse of dimensionality'' appearing in large systems. For quantum dynamics involving multiple electronic states there are several aspects that need to be addressed...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781408/gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-as-a-paradigmatic-neuropsychiatric-disorder
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Andrea E Cavanna
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a chronic and complex tic disorder accompanied by specific behavioral problems in the majority of patients. With its multifaceted interplay between motion and emotion, this condition is a paradigmatic example of the science and art of clinical neuropsychiatry. This review article encompasses the clinical phenomenology of motor and vocal tics and associated sensory experiences (premonitory urges), as well as the behavioral spectrum of the most common comorbidities, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder, affective symptoms, and impulsivity...
May 21, 2018: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780999/iphone-imaged-and-cell-powered-electrophoresis-titration-chip-for-the-alkaline-phosphatase-assay-in-serum-by-the-moving-reaction-boundary
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Xin-Yu Cao, Fan-Zhi Kong, Qiang Zhang, Wei-Wen Liu, Xiao-Ping Liu, Guo-Qing Li, Ran Zhong, Liu-Yin Fan, Hua Xiao, Cheng-Xi Cao
As a vital enzyme, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has great clinical significance in diagnoses of bone or liver cancer, bone metastases, rickets, and extrahepatic biliary obstruction. However, there is still no really portable chip for the ALP assay in blood. Herein, a simple electrophoresis titration (ET) model was developed for ALP detection via a moving reaction boundary (MRB). In the model, ALP catalyzed the dephosphorylation of a 4-methylumbelliferyl phosphate disodium salt (4-MUP) substrate in the cathode well to 4-methylumbelliferone ([4-MU]-) with a negative charge and blue fluorescence under UV excitation...
May 21, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780994/molecular-mechanism-of-15-lipoxygenase-allosteric-activation-and-inhibition
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Hu Meng, Ziwei Dai, Weilin Zhang, Ying Liu, Luhua Lai
Human reticulocyte 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX) plays an important role in inflammation resolution and is also involved in many cancer-related processes. Both an activator and an inhibitor will serve as research tools for understanding the biological functions of 15-LOX and provide opportunities for drug discovery. In a previous study, both allosteric activators and inhibitors of 15-LOX were discovered through a virtual screening based computational approach. However, why molecules binding to the same site causes different effects remains to be disclosed...
May 21, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780992/electrostatic-interactions-in-soft-particle-systems-mesoscale-simulations-of-ionic-liquids
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Yong-Lei Wang, You-Liang Zhu, Zhong-Yuan Lu, Aatto Laaksonen
Computer simulations provide a unique insight into the microscopic details, molecular interactions and dynamic behavior responsible for many distinct physicochemical properties of ionic liquids. Due to the sluggish and heterogeneous dynamics and the long-ranged nanostructured nature of ionic liquids, coarse-grained meso-scale simulations provide an indispensable complement to detailed first-principles calculations and atomistic simulations allowing studies over extended length and time scales with a modest computational cost...
May 21, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780907/calcified-amorphous-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion
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Jeffrey H Ma, Manjot K Gill
Purpose: We report the case of a central retinal artery occlusion secondary to presumed embolus from a calcified amorphous tumor of the heart, a very rare non-neoplastic cardiac mass. Observations: A 60-year-old female presented with acute unilateral vision loss of the left eye. Examination revealed hand motion visual acuity of the left eye and a left relative afferent pupillary defect. Fundoscopy showed whitening of the macula with a cherry red spot, consistent with a central retinal artery occlusion...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780839/comparison-of-lower-extremity-recovery-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-transphyseal-hamstring-versus-extraphyseal-iliotibial-band-techniques-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
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Dai Sugimoto, Benton E Heyworth, Sara E Collins, Ryan T Fallon, Mininder S Kocher, Lyle J Micheli
Background: The influence of graft type on recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) has not been adequately studied in pediatric patients. Purpose: To describe lower extremity functional recovery parameters at the 6-month mark after ACLR across 3 distinct groups of skeletally immature patients: pediatric male patients with transphyseal hamstring grafts (PM-HS), pediatric female patients with transphyseal hamstring grafts (PF-HS), and pediatric male patients with extraphyseal iliotibial band grafts (PM-ITB)...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780334/an-innovative-framework-for-delivering-psychotherapy-to-patients-with-treatment-resistant-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-rationale-for-interactive-motion-assisted-therapy
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Marieke J van Gelderen, Mirjam J Nijdam, Eric Vermetten
Despite an array of evidence-based psychological treatments for patients with a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a majority of patients do not fully benefit from the potential of these therapies. In veterans with PTSD, up to two-thirds retain their diagnosis after psychotherapy and often their disorder is treatment-resistant, which calls for improvement of therapeutic approaches for this population. One of the factors hypothesized to underlie low response in PTSD treatment is high behavioral and cognitive avoidance to traumatic reminders...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779978/biomechanical-evaluation-of-cable-and-suture-cerclages-for-tuberosity-reattachment-in-a-4-part-proximal-humeral-fracture-model-treated-with-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Dominik Knierzinger, Christian H Heinrichs, Clemens Hengg, Marko Konschake, Franz Kralinger, Werner Schmoelz
BACKGROUND: Sufficient tuberosity fixation in proximal humeral fractures treated with shoulder arthroplasty is essential to gain a good clinical outcome. This biomechanical study evaluated the strength of the reattached tuberosities in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty fixed with cables or with sutures in a cerclage-like technique. Considering the mechanical advantages of flexible titanium alloy cables compared with conventional sutures for cerclage-like fixations, we hypothesized that titanium alloy cables would achieve higher fixation strengths of the tuberosities compared with heavy nonabsorbable sutures...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779876/linear-self-motion-cues-support-the-spatial-distribution-and-stability-of-hippocampal-place-cells
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Ryan E Harvey, Stephanie A Rutan, Gabrielle R Willey, Jennifer J Siegel, Benjamin J Clark, Ryan M Yoder
The vestibular system provides a crucial component of place-cell and head-direction cell activity [1-7]. Otolith signals are necessary for head-direction signal stability and associated behavior [8, 9], and the head-direction signal's contribution to parahippocampal spatial representations [10-14] suggests that place cells may also require otolithic information. Here, we demonstrate that self-movement information from the otolith organs is necessary for the development of stable place fields within and across sessions...
May 10, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779844/towards-a-unified-perspective-of-object-shape-and-motion-processing-in-human-dorsal-cortex
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Gennady Erlikhman, Gideon P Caplovitz, Gennadiy Gurariy, Jared Medina, Jacqueline C Snow
Although object-related areas were discovered in human parietal cortex a decade ago, surprisingly little is known about the nature and purpose of these representations, and how they differ from those in the ventral processing stream. In this article, we review evidence for the unique contribution of object areas of dorsal cortex to three-dimensional (3-D) shape representation, the localization of objects in space, and in guiding reaching and grasping actions. We also highlight the role of dorsal cortex in form-motion interaction and spatiotemporal integration, possible functional relationships between 3-D shape and motion processing, and how these processes operate together in the service of supporting goal-directed actions with objects...
May 17, 2018: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779140/knee-motion-symmetry-was-not-restored-in-patients-with-unilateral-bi-cruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-vivo-three-dimensional-kinematic-analysis
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Paul Arauz, Yun Peng, Young-Min Kwon
PURPOSE: Although unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is successful in restoring function, there are concerns in relation to asymmetric gait patterns. Bi-cruciate retaining (BCR) TKA design preserves both anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments with the potential to restore normal joint kinematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vivo three-dimensional (3D) kinematics of the knee in unilateral BCR TKA patients during gait. METHODS: Twenty-nine unilateral BCR TKA patients were evaluated for both knees during treadmill gait using a combined computer tomography and dual fluoroscopic imaging system approach...
May 19, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778969/social-support-under-siege-an-analysis-of-forced-migration-among-women-from-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
#18
Karin Wachter, Lauren E Gulbas
In 2016, researchers conducted a qualitative study in a mid-sized town in the United States to address gaps in research and practice related to psychosocial consequences of forced migration among women. The loss of social support and its impacts on the well-being of women are rarely addressed in refugee resettlement policy or practice overwhelmingly concerned with economic self-sufficiency. The study sought to develop theory to explain how women (n = 27) who migrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo recreate social support post-resettlement in the United States...
May 3, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778656/laxity-and-contact-forces-of-total-knee-designed-for-anatomic-motion-a-cadaveric-study
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Gaia Salvadore, Patrick A Meere, Matthias A Verstraete, Jan Victor, Peter S Walker
BACKGROUND: Total knee designs that attempt to reproduce more physiological knee kinematics are gaining attention given their possible improvement in functional outcomes. This study examined if a total knee designed for anatomic motion, where the soft tissue balancing was intended to replicate anatomical tibiofemoral contact forces, can more closely reproduce the laxity of the native knee. METHODS: In an ex-vivo setting, the laxity envelope of the knees from nine lower extremity specimens was measured using a rig that reproduced surgical conditions...
May 16, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777980/trunk-postural-adjustments-medium-term-reliability-and-correlation-with-changes-of-clinical-outcomes-following-an-8-week-lumbar-stabilization-exercise-program
#20
Jean-Alexandre Boucher, Richard Preuss, Sharon M Henry, Marilee Nugent, Christian Larivière
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) has been previously associated with delayed anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) determined by trunk muscle activation. Lumbar stabilization exercise programs (LSEP) for patients with LBP may restore the trunk neuromuscular control of the lumbar spine, and normalize APAs. This exploratory study aimed at testing the reliability of EMG and kinematics-based postural adjustment measures over an 8-week interval, assessing their sensitivity to LBP status and treatment and examining their relationship with clinical outcomes...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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