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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240501/role-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-as-a-screening-tool-for-blunt-abdominal-trauma-in-young-children-after-high-energy-trauma
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W Tummers, J van Schuppen, H Langeveld, J Wilde, E Banderker, A van As
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to review the utility of focused assessement with sonography for trauma (FAST) as a screening tool for blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) in children involved in high energy trauma (HET), and to determine whether a FAST could replace computed tomography (CT) in clinical decision-making regarding paediatric BAT. METHOD: Children presented at the Trauma Unit of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, after HET, and underwent both a physical examination and a FAST...
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239521/swallowing-and-swallowing-breathing-interaction-as-predictors-of-intubation-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Adam Ogna, Helene Prigent, Michele Lejaille, Patricia Samb, Tarek Sharshar, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, David Orlikowski
BACKGROUND: Bulbar weakness and respiratory impairment have been associated with increased morbidity in retrospective studies of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients. The aim of this study was to prospectively explore the relationship between subclinical swallowing impairment, respiratory function parameters, the necessity to intubate patients and the development of early postintubation pneumonia in patients with GBS in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Respiratory, swallowing, and tongue strength parameters were measured in 30 consecutive adults (51...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239359/variations-in-hypoxia-impairs-muscle-oxygenation-and-performance-during-simulated-team-sport-running
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Alice J Sweeting, François Billaut, Matthew C Varley, Ramón F Rodriguez, William G Hopkins, Robert J Aughey
Purpose: To quantify the effect of acute hypoxia on muscle oxygenation and power during simulated team-sport running. Methods: Seven individuals performed repeated and single sprint efforts, embedded in a simulated team-sport running protocol, on a non-motorized treadmill in normoxia (sea-level), and acute normobaric hypoxia (simulated altitudes of 2,000 and 3,000 m). Mean and peak power was quantified during all sprints and repeated sprints. Mean total work, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and quadriceps muscle deoxyhaemoglobin concentration (assessed via near-infrared spectroscopy) were measured over the entire protocol...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239331/csp%C3%AE-a-molecular-co-chaperone-essential-for-short-and-long-term-synaptic-maintenance
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Elena Lopez-Ortega, Rocío Ruiz, Lucia Tabares
Cysteine string protein α (CSPα) is a vesicle protein located in the presynaptic terminal of most synapses. CSPα is an essential molecular co-chaperone that facilitates the correct folding of proteins and the assembly of the exocytic machinery. The absence of this protein leads to altered neurotransmitter release and neurodegeneration in multiple model systems, from flies to mice. In humans, CSPα mutations are associated with the development of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), a neurodegenerative disease characterized by intracellular accumulation of lysosomal material...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238479/differential-effects-of-the-single-family-room-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-on-18-to-24-month-bayley-scores-of-preterm-infants
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Betty Vohr, Elisabeth McGowan, Leslie McKinley, Richard Tucker, Lenore Keszler, Barbara Alksninis
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of human milk and social/environmental disparities on developmental outcomes of infants born preterm cared for in a single-family room (SFR) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). STUDY DESIGN: Outcomes were compared between infants weighing ≤1250 g cared for in an open-bay NICU (1/2007-8/2009) (n = 394) and an SFR NICU (1/2010-12/2011) (n = 297). Human milk provision at 1 week, 4 weeks and discharge, and 4 week volume (mL/kg/day) were analyzed...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237919/the-relation-between-the-frequency-of-short-pulse-electrical-stimulation-of-afferent-nerve-fibers-and-evoked-muscle-force
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Jakob L Dideriksen, Kasper Leerskov, Magdalena Czyzewska, Rune Rasmussen
OBJECTIVE: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is conventionally performed by the stimulation of motor axons causing the muscle fibers innervated by these axons to contract. An alternative strategy that may evoke contractions with more natural motor unit behavior is to stimulate afferent fibers (primarily type Ia) to excite the motor neurons at the spinal level. The aim of the study was to investigate the range of forces that can be evoked in this way and the degree to which the torque can be controlled...
February 20, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237905/a-new-optical-flow-model-for-motor-unit-conduction-velocity-estimation-in-multichannel-surface-emg
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Božidar Potočnik, Aleš Holobar
Many studies have demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of Conduction Velocity (CV) estimation from surface electromyograms (EMGs) in various experimental conditions. Among them, a method based on optical flow was proposed recently, demonstrating relatively accurate CV estimation for EMG signals acquired in monopolar mode. We extended this method by a new data model that compensates more realistically for the spatial Motor Unit Action Potential (MUAP) shape variability and enables accurate CV estimation also in single-differential acquisition mode...
February 22, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235725/the-generator-site-in-acquired-autoimmune-neuromyotonia
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Miguel Oliveira Santos, Michael Swash, Mamede de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the origin of ectopic activity in neuromyotonia (NMT). METHODS: We studied two patients. In addition to routine studies, we tested synchronicity of spontaneous discharges in different motor units in simultaneous recordings made with two needle electrodes in the first dorsal interosseus muscle. Time-locked fasciculations in these double recordings would represent abnormal ectopic activity initiated in a nerve trunk with ephaptic stimulation of a nearby axon...
February 5, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235533/comparison-of-ropivacaine-with-and-without-fentanyl-vs-bupivacaine-with-fentanyl-for-postoperative-epidural-analgesia-in-bilateral-total-knee-replacement-surgery
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Ashish Khanna, Rakesh Saxena, Amitabh Dutta, Neelam Ganguly, Jayashree Sood
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Pain after total knee replacement (TKR) interferes with early rehabilitation. Although the use of epidural bupivacaine in post-TKR patients is associated with effective analgesia, the associated motor blockade effect delays functional recovery. We compared analgesic efficacy and side effects of postoperative patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) with plain ropivacaine 0.1% with/without fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL vs plain bupivacaine 0.0625% with fentanyl 2.5 μg/mL in patients undergoing bilateral TKR...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231269/a-mouse-model-of-paralytic-myelitis-caused-by-enterovirus-d68
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Alison M Hixon, Guixia Yu, J Smith Leser, Shigeo Yagi, Penny Clarke, Charles Y Chiu, Kenneth L Tyler
In 2014, the United States experienced an epidemic of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases in children coincident with a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory disease. Up to half of the 2014 AFM patients had EV-D68 RNA detected by RT-PCR in their respiratory secretions, although EV-D68 was only detected in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from one 2014 AFM patient. Given previously described molecular and epidemiologic associations between EV-D68 and AFM, we sought to develop an animal model by screening seven EV-D68 strains for the ability to induce neurological disease in neonatal mice...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228579/network-wide-oscillations-in-the-parkinsonian-state-alterations-in-neuronal-activities-occur-in-the-premotor-cortex-in-parkinsonian-non-human-primates
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Jing Wang, Luke A Johnson, Alicia L Jensen, Kenneth B Baker, Jerrold L Vitek
A number of studies suggest that Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with alterations of neuronal activity patterns in the basal-ganglia-thalamocortical circuit. There are limited electrophysiological data, however, describing how premotor cortex, which is involved in movement and decision making, is likely impacted in PD. In this study, spontaneous local field potential (LFP) and single unit neuronal activity were recorded in the dorsal premotor area of non-human primates in both the naïve and parkinsonian state using the MPTP model of parkinsonism...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227599/design-of-new-multi-channel-electrodes-for-surface-electromyography-signals-for-signal-processing
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J Kilby, K Prasad, G Mawston, J Kilby, K Prasad, G Mawston, K Prasad, J Kilby, G Mawston
This paper covers the design aspects of a new multi-channel electrode for the acquisition of surface electromyography signals from a selected muscle. The new multi-channel electrode has 11 pins where the monopolar signals produced will be configured in a software either as Linear array or Laplacian configuration. The design specification of the pre-amplifier ideally was to have a voltage gain of 500 with bandpass filtering of 5 Hz-1 kHz. The final design of the pre-amplifier circuit using an INA 118 instrumentation amplifier was built and tested to give values for voltage gain of 484 with bandpass filtering of 6...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227545/corticomuscular-coherence-variation-throughout-the-gait-cycle-during-overground-walking-and-ramp-ascent-a-preliminary-investigation
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Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow, Justin Brantley, Fangshi Zhu, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Fangshi Zhu, Justin Brantley, Jose L Contreras Vidal, He Huang, Anna T Winslow
Recent designs of neural-machine interfaces (NMIs) incorporating electroencephalography (EEG) or electromyography (EMG) have been used in lower limb assistive devices. While the results of previous studies have shown promise, a NMI which takes advantage of early movement-related EEG activity preceding movement onset, as well as the improved signal-to-noise ratio of EMG, could prove to be more accurate and responsive than current NMI designs based solely on EEG or EMG. Previous studies have demonstrated that the activity of the sensorimotor cortex is coupled to the firing rate of motor units in lower limb muscles during voluntary contraction...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227338/surface-electromyography-based-muscle-fatigue-analysis-for-stroke-patients-at-different-brunnstrom-stages
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Yinjun Tu, Zhe Zhang, Xudong Gu, Qiang Fang, Yinjun Tu, Zhe Zhang, Xudong Gu, Qiang Fang, Qiang Fang, Zhe Zhang, Yinjun Tu, Xudong Gu
Muscle fatigue analysis has been an important topic in sport and rehabilitation medicine due to its role in muscle performance evaluation and pathology investigation. This paper proposes a surface electromyography (sEMG) based muscle fatigue analysis approach which was specifically designed for stroke rehabilitation applications. 14 stroke patients from 5 different Brunnstrom recovery stage groups were involved in the experiment and features including median frequency and mean power frequency were extracted from the collected sEMG samples for investigation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227332/using-surface-electromyography-to-detect-changes-in-innervation-zones-pattern-after-human-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Babak Afsharipour, Milap S Sandhu, Ghulam Rasool, Nina L Suresh, William Z Rymer, Babak Afsharipour, Milap S Sandhu, Ghulam Rasool, Nina L Suresh, William Z Rymer, Milap S Sandhu, Babak Afsharipour, William Z Rymer, Nina L Suresh, Ghulam Rasool
Human spinal cord injuries (SCI) disrupt the pathways between brain and spinal cord, resulting in substantial impairment and loss of function. Currently, we do not have the ability to precisely quantify the "functional" level of motor injury. The aim of this study is to determine if high-density surface electromyography imaging (SEI) can be used to characterize the location and extent of the spinal lesion. SEI is a safe and non-invasive technique, which uses several electrodes to provide a map of muscle activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227307/estimating-the-progression-of-muscle-fatigue-based-on-dependence-between-motor-units-using-high-density-surface-electromyogram
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Adrian Bingham, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Adrian Bingham, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Adrian Bingham, Dinesh K Kumar, Sridhar P Arjunan
In this study we have tested the hypothesis regarding the increase in synchronization with the onset of muscle fatigue. For this aim, we have investigated the difference in the synchronicity between high density surface electromyogram (sEMG) channels of the rested muscles and when at the limit of endurance. Synchronization was measured by computing and normalizing the mutual information between the sEMG signals recorded from the high-density array electrode locations. Ten volunteers (Age range: 21 and 35 years; Mean age = 26 years; Male = 6, Female = 4) participated in our experiment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227303/age-related-neuromuscular-changes-in-semg-of-m-tibialis-anterior-using-higher-order-statistics-gaussianity-linearity-test
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Ariba Siddiqi, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Ariba Siddiqi, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Ariba Siddiqi, Dinesh K Kumar, Sridhar P Arjunan
Age-associated changes in the surface electromyogram (sEMG) of Tibialis Anterior (TA) muscle can be attributable to neuromuscular alterations that precede strength loss. We have used our sEMG model of the Tibialis Anterior to interpret the age-related changes and compared with the experimental sEMG. Eighteen young (20-30 years) and 18 older (60-85 years) performed isometric dorsiflexion at 6 different percentage levels of maximum voluntary contractions (MVC), and their sEMG from the TA muscle was recorded. Six different age-related changes in the neuromuscular system were simulated using the sEMG model at the same MVCs as the experiment...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227299/evaluation-of-the-low-frequency-components-in-surface-electromyography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Elvira Maranesi, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Alessandro Mengarelli
The surface electromyogram (SEMG) is a signal noninvasively (through electrodes located on the body surface) acquired for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. In thoracic acquisitions, SEMG is typically affected by the electrocardiographic (ECG) signal, representing the electrical activity of the heart. SEMG and ECG power spectra mainly fall within 5-450 Hz and 0.05-50 Hz, respectively. Consequently, SEMG and ECG components overlap in the 5-50 Hz range. Although removing SEMG low spectral components, high-pass linear filtering (LF) with a cut-off frequency of 20 Hz remains the standard technique to clean SEMG from ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227252/linear-methods-for-reducing-emg-contamination-in-peripheral-nerve-motor-decodes
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Zachary B Kagan, Suzanne Wendelken, David M Page, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson, Gregory A Clark, David J Warren, Zachary B Kagan, Suzanne Wendelken, David M Page, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson, Gregory A Clark, David J Warren, Gregory A Clark, Zachary B Kagan, David J Warren, David M Page, Suzanne Wendelken, Tyler Davis, Douglas T Hutchinson
Signals recorded from the peripheral nervous system (PNS) with high channel count penetrating microelectrode arrays, such as the Utah Slanted Electrode Array (USEA), often have electromyographic (EMG) signals contaminating the neural signal. This common-mode signal source may prevent single neural units from successfully being detected, thus hindering motor decode algorithms. Reducing this EMG contamination may lead to more accurate motor decode performance. A virtual reference (VR), created by a weighted linear combination of signals from a subset of all available channels, can be used to reduce this EMG contamination...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227247/neural-correlates-to-automatic-behavior-estimations-from-rgb-d-video-in-epilepsy-unit
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Paolo Gabriel, Werner K Doyle, Orrin Devinsky, Daniel Friedman, Thomas Thesen, Vikash Gilja, Paolo Gabriel, Werner K Doyle, Orrin Devinsky, Daniel Friedman, Thomas Thesen, Vikash Gilja, Thomas Thesen, Vikash Gilja, Paolo Gabriel, Werner K Doyle, Orrin Devinsky, Daniel Friedman
To augment neural monitoring, a minimally intrusive multi-modal capture system was designed and implemented in the epilepsy clinic. This system provides RGB-D audio-video synchronized with patient electrocorticography (ECoG), which records neural activity across cortex. We propose an automated approach to studying the human brain in a naturalistic setting. We demonstrate coarse functional mapping of ECoG electrodes correlated to contralateral arm movements. Motor electrode mapping was generated by analyzing continuous movement data recorded over several hours from epilepsy patients in hospital rooms...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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