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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529963/high-current-table-top-setup-for-femtosecond-gas-electron-diffraction
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Omid Zandi, Kyle J Wilkin, Yanwei Xiong, Martin Centurion
We have constructed an experimental setup for gas phase electron diffraction with femtosecond resolution and a high average beam current. While gas electron diffraction has been successful at determining molecular structures, it has been a challenge to reach femtosecond resolution while maintaining sufficient beam current to retrieve structures with high spatial resolution. The main challenges are the Coulomb force that leads to broadening of the electron pulses and the temporal blurring that results from the velocity mismatch between the laser and electron pulses as they traverse the sample...
July 2017: Structural Dynamics (Melville, N.Y.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520565/use-of-a-tilting-orthopedic-fracture-table-to-facilitate-proper-patient-positioning-during-intrathecal-neurolysis-with-hyperbaric-phenol-a-case-report
#2
Nathaniel H Loo, Gerald Matchett
We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman with metastatic cervical cancer and a large mass eroding into the pelvis and left lumbosacral plexus. The patient had intractable left lower extremity pain refractory to standard therapies, and she elected to undergo intrathecal neurolysis. A diagnostic intrathecal block was performed at the T11-12 interspace followed by intrathecal neurolysis with 6% phenol in glycerin on a subsequent date. During both procedures, we used a tilting radiolucent orthopedic fracture table to maintain strict left lateral-supine positioning...
May 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507235/assessing-the-strength-of-cardiac-and-sympathetic-baroreflex-controls-via-transfer-entropy-during-orthostatic-challenge
#3
Alberto Porta, Andrea Marchi, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Murray Esler, Elisabeth Lambert, Mathias Baumert
The study assesses the strength of the causal relation along baroreflex (BR) in humans during an incremental postural challenge soliciting the BR. Both cardiac BR (cBR) and sympathetic BR (sBR) were characterized via BR sequence approaches from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP), systolic arterial pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial pressure (DAP) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). A model-based transfer entropy method was applied to quantify the strength of the coupling from SAP to HP and from DAP to MSNA...
June 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497215/evidence-based-prevention-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Saeed Soleyman-Jahi, Ali Yousefian, Radin Maheronnaghsh, Farhad Shokraneh, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Akbar Soltani, Seyed Mostafa Hosseini, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in accelerated bone mineral density (BMD) loss and disorganization of trabecular bone architecture. The mechanisms underlying post-SCI osteoporosis are complex and different from other types of osteoporosis. Findings of studies investigating efficacy of pharmacological or rehabilitative interventions in SCI-related osteoporosis are controversial. The aim of this study was to review the literature pertaining to prevention and evidence-based treatments of SCI-related osteoporosis...
May 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494046/traditional-postextractive-implant-site-preparation-compared-with-pre-extractive-interradicular-implant-bed-preparation-in-the-mandibular-molar-region-using-an-ultrasonic-device-a-randomized-pilot-study
#5
Antonio Scarano
PURPOSE: The immediate placement of single postextractive implants is increasing in the everyday clinical practice. Due to insufficient bone tissue volume, proper primary stability, essential for subsequent osseointegration, is sometimes not reached. The aim of this work was to compare two different approaches: implant bed preparation before and after root extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients of both sexes were selected who needed an implant-prosthetic rehabilitation of the fractured first mandibular molar or presented an untreatable endodontic pathology...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472974/benefit-of-dual-chamber-pacing-with-closed-loop-stimulation-in-tilt-induced-cardio-inhibitory-reflex-syncope-biosync-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michele Brignole, Marco Tomaino, Arnaud Aerts, Fabrizio Ammirati, Félix Alejandro Ayala-Parades, Jean-Claude Deharo, Attilio Del Rosso, Mohamed H Hamdan, Maurizio Lunati, Angel Moya, Alessio Gargaro
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of dual-chamber cardiac pacing in neuro-mediated reflex syncope with a cardio-inhibitory response to the Tilt-Table test (TT) has not been definitively assessed so far. The lack of reproducibility of results from previous studies may be partially explained by discrepancies in subject selection and some weaknesses in design and methods. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has set a class IIb indication to pacemaker implantation in this population recommending further research...
May 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430108/a-network-physiology-approach-to-the-assessment-of-the-link-between-sinoatrial-and-ventricular-cardiac-controls
#7
Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Mathias Baumert
A network physiology approach to evaluate the strength of the directed interactions among cardiac controls at sinoatrial and ventricular levels and respiration (R) is proposed. The network is composed of three nodes (i.e. sinoatrial and ventricular cardiac controls and R) and their activity is exemplified by the variability of heart period (HP), the variability of the duration of the electrical activity of the heart approximated as the temporal distance between Q-wave onset and T-wave end or apex (i.e. QTe or QTa) and thoracic movements respectively...
April 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429690/-our-experience-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-vasovagal-syncope-and-inappropriate-sinus-tachycardia-in-children
#8
Sezen Ugan Atik, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Aida Koka, Funda Öztunç
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to share our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who presented at our clinic with syncope, pre-syncope, dizziness, and palpitations. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who were treated at pediatric cardiology clinic for complaints of syncope, dizziness, and palpitations between 2014 and 2016 were enrolled in the study. Detailed history of the patients, physical examination findings, laboratory and electrocardiogram results were recorded...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374293/the-inframammary-fold-imf-a-poorly-appreciated-landmark-in-prosthetic-alloplastic-breast-aesthetic-and-reconstructive-surgery-personal-experience
#9
Bishara Atiyeh, Amir Ibrahim, Salim Saba, Raffy Karamanoukian, Fadl Chahine, Nazareth Papazian
The inframammary fold (IMF) is the most critical visual landmark that affects final aesthetic outcome of augmentation mammoplasty and even post-mastectomy alloplastic breast reconstruction. Unfortunately, structural integrity of this landmark is greatly overlooked and very often neglected. Excessive undermining of the lower breast pole with aggressive disruption/lowering and subsequent poor reconstitution of the IMF scaffold combined with imbalanced implant-tissue dynamics may result in downward implant displacement with creep bottoming and upward tilt of the nipples...
April 3, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341843/multistructure-index-characterization-of-heart-rate-and-systolic-blood-pressure-reveals-precursory-signs-of-syncope
#10
Danuta Makowiec, Beata Graff, Zbigniew R Struzik
Recurrent syncope - abrupt loss of consciousness - can have a serious impact on patients' quality of life, comparable with chronic illnesses. Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is a specific reflex syncope, in which an inappropriate reaction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a key role in the pathophysiology. In syncope diagnosis, an ideal diagnostic method should positively identify vasovagal sensitive patients, without the need to perform a specialised head-up tilt table (HUTT) test. We apply a novel methodology of multistructure index (MI) statistics for seamlessly evaluating the size spectrum of the asymmetry properties of magnitudes of neural reflexes responsible for maintaining the homeostatic dynamics of autonomic control...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336539/the-influence-of-gravity-on-regional-lung-blood-flow-in-humans-spect-in-the-upright-and-head-down-posture
#11
Malin Ax, Alejandro Sanchez-Crespo, Sten G E Lindahl, Margareta Mure, Johan Petersson
Previous studies in humans have shown that gravity has little influence on the distribution of lung blood flow while changing posture from supine to prone. This study aimed to evaluate the maximal influence of posture by comparison of regional lung blood flow in the upright and head-down posture in 8 healthy volunteers, using a tilt table. Regional lung blood flow was marked by i.v. injection of macroaggregates of human albumin labeled with (99m)Tc or (113m)In, in the upright and head-down posture respectively, during tidal breathing...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283666/clinical-parameters-and-adrenocortical-activity-to-assess-stress-responses-of-alpacas-using-different-methods-of-restraint-either-alone-or-with-shearing
#12
T Wittek, T Salaberger, R Palme, S Becker, F Hajek, B Lambacher, S Waiblinger
Shearing of alpacas is stressful and is undertaken by restraint in the standing position, cast on the floor or on a tilt table. The objectives of the study were to evaluate and compare the stress responses between different methods. The study consisted of two parts. In part one, 15 animals were restrained applying all three methods but without shearing. In part two, 45 animals in three groups of 15 were shorn using one of the three procedures. Body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, salivary cortisol and faecal cortisol metabolites (FCM) were measured...
March 10, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268477/disentanglement-of-sympathetic-and-parasympathetic-activity-by-instantaneous-analysis-of-human-heartbeat-dynamics
#13
Gaetano Valenza, Luca Citi, Riccardo Barbieri
Spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the most effective techniques for the assessment of the influence of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on the heartbeat. Despite its widespread use, it has been demonstrated that HRV subdivision in the low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) bands does not accurately reflect separate sympathetic and parasympathetic influences, respectively, mainly due to overlap of the two branches in the low frequencies. Here we propose two novel indices, namely the instantaneous sympathetic autonomic index (SAI) and parasympathetic autonomic index (PAI), that are able to separately assess the time-varying ANS synergic functions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268475/a-multivariate-time-frequency-approach-for-tracking-qt-variability-changes-unrelated-to-heart-rate-variability
#14
Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Pier D Lambiase
The beat-to-beat variability of the QT interval (QTV) is a marker of ventricular repolarization (VR) dynamics and it has been suggested as an index of sympathetic ventricular outflow and cardiac instability. However, QTV is also affected by RR (or heart rate) variability (RRV), and QTV due to RRV may reduce QTV specificity as a VR marker. Therefore, it would be desirable to separate QTV due to VR dynamics from QTV due to RRV. To do that, previous work has mainly focused on heart rate corrections or time-invariant autoregressive models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243999/physiological-effects-of-early-incremental-mobilization-of-a-patient-with-acute-intracerebral-and-intraventricular-hemorrhage-requiring-dual-external-ventricular-drainage
#15
Sowmya Kumble, Elizabeth K Zink, Mackenzie Burch, Sandra Deluzio, Robert D Stevens, Mona N Bahouth
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have challenged the notion that very early mobility benefits patients with acute stroke. It is unclear how cerebral autoregulatory impairments, prevalent in this population, could be affected by mobilization. The safety of mobilizing patients who have external ventricular drainage (EVD) devices for cerebrospinal fluid diversion and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is another concern due to risk of device dislodgment and potential elevation in ICP. We report hemodynamic and ICP responses during progressive, device-assisted mobility interventions performed in a critically ill patient with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) requiring two EVDs...
February 27, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243824/do-we-need-to-evaluate-diastolic-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-suspected-orthostatic-hypotension
#16
Artur Fedorowski, Viktor Hamrefors, Richard Sutton, J Gert van Dijk, Roy Freeman, Jacques Wm Lenders, Wouter Wieling
PURPOSE: The contribution of diastolic blood pressure measurement to the diagnosis of classical orthostatic hypotension is not known. We aimed to explore the prevalence of isolated systolic and diastolic orthostatic hypotension components in patients with syncope and orthostatic intolerance. METHODS: A total of 1520 patients aged >15 years with suspected syncope and/or symptoms of orthostatic intolerance were investigated in a tertiary center using tilt-table testing and continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240408/tilt-table-testing-to-diagnose-pseudosyncope-in-the-pediatric-population
#17
Jeffrey A Robinson, Jill K Shivapour, Christopher S Snyder
OBJECTIVE: Pseudosyncope can be difficult to distinguish from true syncope. Often, pediatric patients with pseudosyncope undergo multiple tests and referrals before the appropriate diagnosis is reached. The purpose is to describe the utility of the head-up tilt table test to elicit the diagnosis of pseudosyncope in the pediatric population. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review from November 2012 to December 2015 of patients age ≤23 years referred for 30-minute, 80-degree tilt table test...
February 27, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226650/disentanglement-of-sympathetic-and-parasympathetic-activity-by-instantaneous-analysis-of-human-heartbeat-dynamics
#18
Gaetano Valenza, Luca Citi, Riccardo Barbieri, Gaetano Valenza, Luca Citi, Riccardo Barbieri, Luca Citi, Riccardo Barbieri, Gaetano Valenza
Spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is one of the most effective techniques for the assessment of the influence of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) on the heartbeat. Despite its widespread use, it has been demonstrated that HRV subdivision in the low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) bands does not accurately reflect separate sympathetic and parasympathetic influences, respectively, mainly due to overlap of the two branches in the low frequencies. Here we propose two novel indices, namely the instantaneous sympathetic autonomic index (SAI) and parasympathetic autonomic index (PAI), that are able to separately assess the time-varying ANS synergic functions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226648/a-multivariate-time-frequency-approach-for-tracking-qt-variability-changes-unrelated-to-heart-rate-variability
#19
Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Pier D Lambiase, Michele Orini, Peter Taggart, Pier D Lambiase, Peter Taggart, Michele Orini, Pier D Lambiase
The beat-to-beat variability of the QT interval (QTV) is a marker of ventricular repolarization (VR) dynamics and it has been suggested as an index of sympathetic ventricular outflow and cardiac instability. However, QTV is also affected by RR (or heart rate) variability (RRV), and QTV due to RRV may reduce QTV specificity as a VR marker. Therefore, it would be desirable to separate QTV due to VR dynamics from QTV due to RRV. To do that, previous work has mainly focused on heart rate corrections or time-invariant autoregressive models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225644/a-narrative-synthesis-of-nintendo-wii-fit-gaming-protocol-in-addressing-balance-among-healthy-older-adults-what-system-works
#20
Donald G Manlapaz, Gisela Sole, Prasath Jayakaran, Cathy M Chapple
BACKGROUND: Balance is crucial in performing functional tasks particularly among older adults. Exergaming is gaining attention as a novel approach to enhance balance in a number of clinical populations. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to synthesize and present published evidence for Nintendo Wii Fit™ gaming system protocols. These include game preference, intervention setting, and exercise dosage for improving balance in healthy older adults. Commonly used outcome measures were also identified...
April 2017: Games for Health
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