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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245113/the-temporal-relationship-between-activity-of-the-pelvic-floor-muscles-and-motion-of-selected-urogenital-landmarks-in-healthy-nulliparous-women
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Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon, Cindy Auchincloss, Ryan Graham, Linda McLean
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pelvic floor muscle (PFM) electromyographic (EMG) activation and urogenital landmark motion measured using 2D transperineal ultrasound (US) imaging. METHODS: Eight healthy, nulliparous women performed maximum voluntary PFM contractions while EMG and transperineal US images were acquired simultaneously. Changes in the levator plate length (LPL), bladder neck (BN) position and urethral position were determined by visual inspection...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244814/forecasting-influenza-like-illness-dynamics-for-military-populations-using-neural-networks-and-social-media
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Svitlana Volkova, Ellyn Ayton, Katherine Porterfield, Courtney D Corley
This work is the first to take advantage of recurrent neural networks to predict influenza-like illness (ILI) dynamics from various linguistic signals extracted from social media data. Unlike other approaches that rely on timeseries analysis of historical ILI data and the state-of-the-art machine learning models, we build and evaluate the predictive power of neural network architectures based on Long Short Term Memory (LSTMs) units capable of nowcasting (predicting in "real-time") and forecasting (predicting the future) ILI dynamics in the 2011 - 2014 influenza seasons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242309/physiological-differences-between-a-noncontinuous-and-a-continuous-endurance-training-protocol-in-recreational-runners-and-metabolic-demand-prediction
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Muhammad J Ali, Balasekaran Govindasamay, Hoon Kay Hiang, Gerald Seet Gim Lee
This study investigated the physiological difference in recreational runners between a noncontinuous and a continuous endurance training protocol. It also aimed to determine physiological surrogate that could monitor metabolic demand of prolonged running in real-time. For data collection, a total of 18 active male recreational runners were recruited. Physiological (HR, RR, RER, ṼO2, BLa), and overall perceptual (RPEO) responses were recorded against three designed test sessions. Session 1 included ṼO2submax test to determine critical speed (CS) at anaerobic threshold (AT)...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241098/under-ascertainment-under-reporting-and-timeliness-of-iranian-communicable-disease-surveillance-system-for-zoonotic-diseases
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P A Kazerooni, M Fararouei, M Nejat, M Akbarpoor, Z Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES: The important steps in controlling infectious diseases are fast detection, proper treatment and on-time reporting of cases to the appropriate authorities. This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of Iranian communicable diseases surveillance system (CDSS) for zoonotic diseases in rural areas of Fars province (Iran's third largest province). STUDY DESIGN: The three most important evaluation indices of CDSS, namely under-ascertainment, under-reporting and timeliness, for the three most common zoonotic diseases were measured using independent data source obtained from door-to-door interviews and patients' medical records...
December 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239925/the-validity-of-training-endoscopic-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery-techniques-on-the-experimental-head-model
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Ranko Mladina, Neven Skitarelić, Cemal Cingi, Lei Chen, Nuray Bayar Muluk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to better understand the usual learning curve in acquiring endonasal endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery (ESSBS) techniques during the novice training on the lamb's head model. METHODS: Ten novices were asked to perform 10 bilateral dissections on the particular lamb's head each. The dissections were uniform, consisted of 10 well-defined steps, beginning from the simple removal of the inferior turbinate, and ending with more complicated procedures like cerebrospinal fluid leak repair, Draf 3 procedure for the frontal sinus and elevation of the nasal septal flap...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239328/leap-motion-based-virtual-reality-training-for-improving-motor-functional-recovery-of-upper-limbs-and-neural-reorganization-in-subacute-stroke-patients
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Zun-Rong Wang, Ping Wang, Liang Xing, Li-Ping Mei, Jun Zhao, Tong Zhang
Virtual reality is nowadays used to facilitate motor recovery in stroke patients. Most virtual reality studies have involved chronic stroke patients; however, brain plasticity remains good in acute and subacute patients. Most virtual reality systems are only applicable to the proximal upper limbs (arms) because of the limitations of their capture systems. Nevertheless, the functional recovery of an affected hand is most difficult in the case of hemiparesis rehabilitation after a stroke. The recently developed Leap Motion controller can track the fine movements of both hands and fingers...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238253/plyometric-training-improves-sprinting-jumping-and-throwing-capacities-of-high-level-female-volleyball-players-better-than-skill-based-conditioning
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Bahri Gjinovci, Kemal Idrizovic, Ognjen Uljevic, Damir Sekulic
There is an evident lack of studies on the effectiveness of plyometric- and skill-based-conditioning in volleyball. This study aimed to evaluate effects of 12-week plyometric- and volleyball-skill-based training on specific conditioning abilities in female volleyball players. The sample included 41 high-level female volleyball players (21.8 ± 2.1 years of age; 1.76 ± 0.06 cm; 60.8 ± 7.0 kg), who participated in plyometric- (n = 21), or skill-based-conditioning-program (n = 20). Both programs were performed twice per week...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234996/retrieval-practice-after-multiple-context-changes-but-not-long-retention-intervals-reduces-the-impact-of-a-final-context-change-on-instrumental-behavior
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Sydney Trask, Mark E Bouton
Recent evidence from this laboratory suggests that a context switch after operant learning consistently results in a decrement in responding. One way to reduce this decrement is to train the response in multiple contexts. One interpretation of this result, rooted in stimulus sampling theory, is that conditioning of a greater number of common stimulus elements arising from more contexts causes better generalization to new contexts. An alternative explanation is that each change of context causes more effortful retrieval, and practice involving effortful retrieval results in learning that is better able to transfer to new situations...
December 12, 2017: Learning & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234806/diagnostic-assessment-of-deep-learning-algorithms-for-detection-of-lymph-node-metastases-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Babak Ehteshami Bejnordi, Mitko Veta, Paul Johannes van Diest, Bram van Ginneken, Nico Karssemeijer, Geert Litjens, Jeroen A W M van der Laak, Meyke Hermsen, Quirine F Manson, Maschenka Balkenhol, Oscar Geessink, Nikolaos Stathonikos, Marcory Crf van Dijk, Peter Bult, Francisco Beca, Andrew H Beck, Dayong Wang, Aditya Khosla, Rishab Gargeya, Humayun Irshad, Aoxiao Zhong, Qi Dou, Quanzheng Li, Hao Chen, Huang-Jing Lin, Pheng-Ann Heng, Christian Haß, Elia Bruni, Quincy Wong, Ugur Halici, Mustafa Ümit Öner, Rengul Cetin-Atalay, Matt Berseth, Vitali Khvatkov, Alexei Vylegzhanin, Oren Kraus, Muhammad Shaban, Nasir Rajpoot, Ruqayya Awan, Korsuk Sirinukunwattana, Talha Qaiser, Yee-Wah Tsang, David Tellez, Jonas Annuscheit, Peter Hufnagl, Mira Valkonen, Kimmo Kartasalo, Leena Latonen, Pekka Ruusuvuori, Kaisa Liimatainen, Shadi Albarqouni, Bharti Mungal, Ami George, Stefanie Demirci, Nassir Navab, Seiryo Watanabe, Shigeto Seno, Yoichi Takenaka, Hideo Matsuda, Hady Ahmady Phoulady, Vassili Kovalev, Alexander Kalinovsky, Vitali Liauchuk, Gloria Bueno, M Milagro Fernandez-Carrobles, Ismael Serrano, Oscar Deniz, Daniel Racoceanu, Rui Venâncio
Importance: Application of deep learning algorithms to whole-slide pathology images can potentially improve diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. Objective: Assess the performance of automated deep learning algorithms at detecting metastases in hematoxylin and eosin-stained tissue sections of lymph nodes of women with breast cancer and compare it with pathologists' diagnoses in a diagnostic setting. Design, Setting, and Participants: Researcher challenge competition (CAMELYON16) to develop automated solutions for detecting lymph node metastases (November 2015-November 2016)...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234356/the-opportunities-of-virtual-reality-in-the-rehabilitation-of-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Azadeh Bashiri, Marjan Ghazisaeedi, Leila Shahmoradi
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in childhood. This disorder, in addition to its main symptoms, creates significant difficulties in education, social performance, and personal relationships. Given the importance of rehabilitation for these patients to combat the above issues, the use of virtual reality (VR) technology is helpful. The aim of this study was to highlight the opportunities for VR in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. This narrative review was conducted by searching for articles in scientific databases and e-Journals, using keywords including VR, children, and ADHD...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231540/-acupuncture-combined-with-rehabilitation-training-for-the-limb-spasm-after-stroke
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Lei Xu, Min Wang, Fei Li, Jun Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the different clinical effects on the limb spasm after stroke among acupuncture mainly at governor vessel (GV) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with rehabilitation training, simple acupuncture and simple rehabilitation training. METHODS: Ninety patients according to admission sequence were randomized into a combination group, an acupuncture group and a rehabilitation group, 30 cases in each one. The comprehensive treatment was applied in the combination group...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231432/-scalp-acupuncture-for-epileptiform-discharges-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Suyun Li, Zhenhuan Liu, Wenjian Zhao, Bingxu Jin, Nuo Li, Guanjun Luo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of scalp acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy whose video-electroencephalogram(VEEG) showed epileptiform discharges. METHODS: A total of 184 children with cerebral palsy whose VEEG showed epileptiform discharges or those combined with epilepsy were randomly assigned into a combination group (99 cases) and a rehabilitation group (85 cases). All the cases were treated with the original antiepileptic drugs. The conventional physical training and massage were applied in the rehabilitation group for 3 courses with 20 d at the interval, once a day, 5 times a week and 15 times as one course...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231427/-the-application-of-contralateral-acupuncture-for-rehabilitation-after-acute-closed-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Dawei Zhang, Xiangming Ye, Xiaofeng Zhang, Wenjie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the differences of affected-side ankle plantar flexors function and clinical efficacy between contralateral acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training and rehabilitation training alone for patients with acute closed achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: Seventy-four patients with acute closed achilles tendon rupture were randomly assigned to an observation group and a control group, 37 cases in each group. Patients in the both groups were treated with routine rehabilitation training after the operation for 12 weeks; besides, patients in the observation group were treated with contralateral acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36), Yanglingquan (GB 34), Chengshan (BL 57), Taixi (KI 3) before rehabilitation training in the first 6 weeks...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231322/-acupuncture-based-on-nourishing-spleen-and-kidney-and-dredging-the-governor-vessel-for-motor-function-and-adl-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Yong Zhao, Zhenhuan Liu, Bingxu Jin
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of acupuncture based on nourishing spleen and kidney and dre-dging the governor vessel (GV) combined with rehabilitation and simple rehabilitation for children with spastic cere-bral palsy. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients were randomly assigned into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each one. Physicotherapeutics and hand function training were used in the control group for 3 sessions with 20 d at the interval, 20 times as one session, once a day...
January 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230719/resveratrol-and-or-exercise-training-counteract-aging-associated-decline-of-physical-endurance-in-aged-mice-targeting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function
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Marwa Hassan Muhammad, Mona Maher Allam
Mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased mitochondrial content are hallmarks of aging that leads to decreased physical endurance. Our aim was to explore the anti-aging effect of resveratrol (RSVT) supplementation, a polyphenol, and/or exercise training, started at an older age, on improving physical activity, therefore, help in frailty avoidance and promotion of healthy aging in elderly. Eighteen-month-old aged mice received RSVT (15 mg/kg/day) and/or exercise trained for 4 weeks showed significant longer time to exhaustion with decreased blood lactate and free fatty acids levels associated with improved oxidative stress evidenced by decreased gastrocnemius muscle lipid peroxidation and increased antioxidant enzymes activities, catalase and superoxide dismutase, when compared to aged mice control group...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230239/a-comparison-study-on-multidomain-eeg-features-for-sleep-stage-classification
#16
Yu Zhang, Bei Wang, Jin Jing, Jian Zhang, Junzhong Zou, Masatoshi Nakamura
Feature extraction from physiological signals of EEG (electroencephalogram) is an essential part for sleep staging. In this study, multidomain feature extraction was investigated based on time domain analysis, nonlinear analysis, and frequency domain analysis. Unlike the traditional feature calculation in time domain, a sequence merging method was developed as a preprocessing procedure. The objective is to eliminate the clutter waveform and highlight the characteristic waveform for further analysis. The numbers of the characteristic activities were extracted as the features from time domain...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229219/computer-assisted-navigation-for-intramedullary-nail-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Ryan J Lilly, Denise M Koueiter, Kelly C Graner, Gregory P Nowinski, Jason Sadowski, Kevin D Grant
INTRODUCTION: Lag screw cutout is one of the most commonly reported complications following intramedullary nail fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures. However, its occurrence can be minimized by a well-positioned implant, with a short Tip-to-Apex Distance (TAD). Computer-assisted navigation systems provide surgeons with the ability to track screw placement in real-time. This could allow for improved lag screw placement and potentially reduce radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon...
December 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229130/single-incision-laparoscopic-proficiency-correlates-with-residency-training-level
#18
Maria Carmen Mora, Kaitlyn E Wong, Gladys L Fernandez, Michael V Tirabassi
BACKGROUND: With experience, certain psychomotor skills should translate from standard laparoscopy to single-incision laparoscopy (SIL). We proposed to compare all surgical postgraduate year (PGY) levels and determine if experience translated to improved SIL skills. METHODS: Surgical residents of all PGY levels (1-5) at our institution were included. Baseline surveys were obtained to determine resident level of exposure to both SIL and standard laparoscopic cases...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227162/electromyography-biofeedback-exergames-to-enhance-grip-strength-and-motivation
#19
Nadia Garcia-Hernandez, Karen Garza-Martinez, Vicente Parra-Vega
BACKGROUND: Hand strength weakness affects the performance of most activities of daily living. This study aims to design, develop, and test an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback training system based on serious games to promote motivation and synchronization and proper work intensity in grip exercises for improving hand strength. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An EMG surface sensor, soft balls with different stiffness and three exergames, conforms the system to drive videogame clues in response to EMG-inferred grip strength, while overseeing motivation...
December 11, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226234/implementation-of-a-clinical-reasoning-course-in-the-internal-medicine-trimester-of-the-final-year-of-undergraduate-medical-training-and-its-effect-on-students-case-presentation-and-differential-diagnostic-skills
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Sigrid Harendza, Ingo Krenz, Andreas Klinge, Ulrike Wendt, Matthias Janneck
Background: Clinical reasoning, comprising the processes of clinical thinking, which form the basis of medical decisions, constitutes a central competence in the clinical routine on which diagnostic and therapeutic steps are based. In medical curricula in Germany, clinical reasoning is currently taught explicitly only to a small extend. Therefore, the aim of this project was to develop and implement a clinical reasoning course in the final year of undergraduate medical training. Project description: A clinical reasoning course with six learning units and 18 learning objectives was developed, which was taught by two to four instructors on the basis of 32 paper cases from the clinical practice of the instructors...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
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