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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227594/fall-risk-factors-analysis-based-on-sample-entropy-of-plantar-kinematic-signal-during-stance-phase
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Shengyun Liang, Huiyu Jia, Zilong Li, Huiqi Li, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Shengyun Liang, Huiyu Jia, Zilong Li, Huiqi Li, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Shengyun Liang, Huiqi Li, Huiyu Jia, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Guoru Zhao, Yingnan Ma, Zilong Li
Falls are a multi-causal phenomenon with a complex interaction. The aim of our research is to study the effect of multiple variables for potential risk of falls and construct an elderly fall risk assessment model based on demographics data and gait characteristics. A total of 101 subjects, whom belong to Malianwa Street, aged above 50 years old and participated in questionnaire survey. Participants were classified into three groups (high, medium and low risk group) according to the score of elderly fall risk assessment scale...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227409/projected-current-density-comparison-in-tdcs-block-and-smooth-fe-modeling
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Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir, Aprinda Indahlastari, Munish Chauhan, Rosalind J Sadleir
Current density distribution and projected current density calculation following transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) forward model in a human head were compared between two modeling pipelines: block and smooth. Block model was directly constructed from MRI voxel resolution and simulated in C. Smooth models underwent a boundary smoothing process by applying recursive Gaussian filters and simulated in COMSOL. Three smoothing levels were added to determine their effects on current density distribution compared to block models...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227376/electrocardiogram-reconstruction-from-high-resolution-voltage-optical-mapping
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Ilija Uzelac, Conner Herndon, James Farmer, Flavio Fenton, Ilija Uzelac, Conner Herndon, James Farmer, Flavio Fenton, Ilija Uzelac, Conner Herndon, James Farmer, Flavio Fenton
Electrocardiogram recordings during opucal mapping experiments in heart tissue are commonly used tu monitor the health of the preparation and to obtain dominant frequencies during arrhythmic and defibrillatory studies. However the use of ECG reconstructed from optical mapping is seldom used and to date it has not been strictly validated. In this manuscript we present the first detailed validation and comparison of Optical Mapping ECG, or OM-ECG, with standard ECG recordings by calculating the electrostatic potential in space as a function of the voltage measured optically and describe the different approximations that can be used to obtain unipolar or bipolar ECG recordings...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227355/automatic-recognition-of-pertrochanteric-bone-fractures-in-femur-using-level-sets
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Ling Wang, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Yingjie Zheng, Kainan Li, Ling Wang, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Yingjie Zheng, Kainan Li, Ling Wang, Yingjie Zheng, Hong Cheng, Hai Lan, Kainan Li
Femur fracture is one of the common diseases in the elderly. In this paper, an automatic and efficient classification method of femoral pertrochanteric fractures is proposed based on image segmentation techniques. The types of femoral pertrochanteric fracture are defined firstly according to the difference of fracture parts. To reduce the computational complexity, only four directions images are used in each 3D femur, i.e. the anterior, the anterolateral, the posterior and the posterolateral images of a femur...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226429/postural-responses-after-utilization-of-a-computerized-biofeedback-based-intervention-aimed-at-improving-static-and-dynamic-balance-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-study
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Rakesh Pilkar, Nibal Arzouni, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Karen J Nolan, Rakesh Pilkar, Nibal Arzouni, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Karen J Nolan, Arvind Ramanujam, Kathleen Chervin, Nibal Arzouni, Karen J Nolan, Rakesh Pilkar
Balance dysfunction is one of the most disabling aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Without rapid transmission and accurate perception of somatosensory inputs, the automatic postural responses required during standing may be delayed or absent after TBI which can lead to instability. Further, the sensitivity level to which environmental perturbations can be detected is also vital, as the central nervous system will only employ balance control strategies when it perceives a change in equilibrium. Such undetectable perturbations, however small they may be, can result in fatal falls, especially after TBI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225813/the-effects-of-cervical-transcutaneous-spinal-direct-current-stimulation-on-motor-pathways-supplying-the-upper-limb-in-humans
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Siobhan C Dongés, Jessica M D'Amico, Jane E Butler, Janet L Taylor
Non-invasive, weak direct current stimulation can induce changes in excitability of underlying neural tissue. Many studies have used transcranial direct current stimulation to induce changes in the brain, however more recently a number of studies have used transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation to induce changes in the spinal cord. This study further characterises the effects following cervical transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation on motor pathways supplying the upper limb. In Study 1, on two separate days, participants (n = 12, 5 F) received 20 minutes of either real or sham direct current stimulation at 3 mA through electrodes placed in an anterior-posterior configuration over the neck (anode anterior)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225044/comparison-of-dp3-signals-evoked-by-comfortable-3d-images-and-2d-images-an-event-related-potential-study-using-an-oddball-task
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Peng Ye, Xiang Wu, Dingguo Gao, Haowen Liang, Jiahui Wang, Shaozhi Deng, Ningsheng Xu, Juncong She, Jun Chen
The horizontal binocular disparity is a critical factor for the visual fatigue induced by watching stereoscopic TVs. Stereoscopic images that possess the disparity within the 'comfort zones' and remain still in the depth direction are considered comfortable to the viewers as 2D images. However, the difference in brain activities between processing such comfortable stereoscopic images and 2D images is still less studied. The DP3 (differential P3) signal refers to an event-related potential (ERP) component indicating attentional processes, which is typically evoked by odd target stimuli among standard stimuli in an oddball task...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222211/the-learning-curve-for-the-direct-anterior-approach-for-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-single-surgeon-s-first-500-cases
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James M Hartford, Michael J Bellino
BACKGROUND: Concerns arise over the early complications encountered during the learning curve for the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the learning experience of a single surgeon in adapting this approach. METHODS: The 1st 500 primary total hip arthroplasties are reviewed. The patients were evaluated out to 3 months. Rates of major complications, reoperations, periprosthetic fractures, heterotopic ossification, leg length discrepancies and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve deficits were identified for each of 100 patients...
February 17, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222067/designation-and-validation-of-a-posterior-anatomical-plate-for-the-anterior-column-of-the-acetabulum
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Lifeng Zhang, Chuangxin Lin, Shenglu Cao, Yiran Wang, Geng Peng, Yongqiang Xu, Yongzeng Feng, Gang Wang
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of acetabular fractures is one of the greatest challenges for orthopedic surgeons. Fixation of most displaced fractures requires extensive exposure, which may lead to complications, including blood loss, neural or vascular injury, postoperative infection, wound healing problems, and heterotopic bone formation. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study was conducted to certify an anatomic plate with an anterior column lag screw guiding device to repair the posterior acetabulum. Complete pelvic spiral computed tomography (CT) scan data were collected from 56 patients...
February 21, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220619/the-palatal-interpterygoid-vacuities-of-temnospondyls-and-the-implications-for-the-associated-eye-and-jaw-musculature
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Florian Witzmann, Ingmar Werneburg
A diagnostic feature of temnospondyls is the presence of an open palate with large interpterygoid vacuities, unlike the closed palate of most other early tetrapods, in which the vacuities are either slit-like or completely absent. Attachment sites on neurocranium and palatal bones in temnospondyls allow the reconstruction of a powerful m. retractor bulbi and a large, sheet-like m. levator bulbi that formed the elastic floor of the orbit. This muscle arrangement indicates that temnospondyls were able to retract the eyeballs through the interpterygoid vacuities into the buccal cavity, like extant frogs and salamanders...
February 21, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220482/morphological-interaction-between-the-nasal-septum-and-nasofacial-skeleton-during-human-ontogeny
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Matthew J Goergen, Nathan E Holton, Thorsten Grünheid
The nasal septal cartilage is thought to be a key growth center that contributes to nasofacial skeletal development. Despite the developmental influence of the nasal septum however, humans often exhibit a high frequency of septal deviation suggesting discordance in the growth between the septum and surrounding nasofacial skeleton. While there are numerous etiological factors that contribute to septal deviation, the surrounding nasofacial skeleton may also act to constrain the septum, resulting in altered patterns of growth...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219564/coronary-artery-fistulae-involving-both-right-and-left-coronary-arteries
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Ahmet Bolukcu, Ahmet Can Topcu, Yavuz Sensoz, Ilyas Kayacioglu
A coronary artery fistula is defined as an abnormal direct communication between any coronary artery and any of the cardiac chambers, superior vena cava, coronary sinus, pulmonary artery, and pulmonary veins. The right coronary artery (RCA) is the most common site of origin, and right heart chambers are the most common site of drainage. However, there are few cases reported in the literature in which the fistulae originate from both the right coronary and the left anterior descending arteries and drain into the pulmonary artery...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219416/the-safe-screw-path-along-inferior-border-of-the-arcuate-line-at-acetabular-area-an-anatomical-study-based-on-ct-scans
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Chun Bi, Jiandong Wang, Xiaoxi Ji, Zhijian Ma, Fang Wang, Xiangsen Zeng, Dongmei Wang, Qiugen Wang
BACKGROUND: Misplaced screw during the internal fixation of acetabular fractures may penetrate the hip joint which might cause chondrolysis and traumatic osteoarthritis in the future. This study aims to acquire the safe path for screw insertion along inferior border of the arcuate line fixation route at acetabular area. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) scans of 98 patients without pelvic trauma were rebuilt for three-dimensional models of pelvis. After depicting the fixation route curve, five cross-sections perpendicularly to the curve were established from the anterior of pelvis to the posterior along inferior border of the arcuate line...
February 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219309/injury-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-due-to-hamstring-graft-harvest
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Serkan Sipahioglu, Sinan Zehir, Baran Sarikaya, Ali Levent
PURPOSE: Sensory disturbance around the surgical incision due to injury of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve can be seen in the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. In this research, we aimed to compare the incidence, extent of sensory loss, its clinical effect, and natural course caused by two different skin incisions used for hamstring graft harvest. METHODS: Vertical incision for 36 patients and oblique incision for 42 patients used for graft harvest were included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219089/arthroscopic-treatment-of-isolated-hoffa-fractures
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Ersin Ercin, Emre Baca, Cemal Kural
The goal of this study was to evaluate the results of a novel method, arthroscopic fixation of isolated Hoffa fractures.This is a prospective, case series and set at Level 1 trauma center. A total of eight patients with isolated Hoffa fractures who were operated by arthroscopic screw fixation method in the anterior posterior direction with 6.5 mm cannulated screws were followed up prospectively. Same surgical method used for all patients. All patients underwent the same rehabilitation program and active range of motion (ROM) exercises were started immediately...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218381/an-accurate-method-to-quantify-breathing-induced-prostate-motion-for-patients-implanted-with-electromagnetic-transponders
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Tommaso Giandini, Costanza M V Panaino, Barbara Avuzzi, Sara Morlino, Sergio Villa, Nice Bedini, Gabriele Carabelli, Sarah C Frasca, Anna Romanyukha, Anatoly Rosenfeld, Emanuele Pignoli, Riccardo Valdagni, Mauro Carrara
PURPOSE: To validate and apply a method for the quantification of breathing-induced prostate motion (BIPM) for patients treated with radiotherapy and implanted with electromagnetic transponders for prostate localization and tracking. METHODS: For the analysis of electromagnetic transponder signal, dedicated software was developed and validated with a programmable breathing simulator phantom. The software was then applied to 1,132 radiotherapy fractions of 30 patients treated in supine position, and to a further 61 fractions of 2 patients treated in prone position...
February 11, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216923/direct-visual-internal-urethrotomy-is-it-a-durable-treatment-option
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Dilip Kumar Pal, Sanjay Kumar, Bastab Ghosh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term success rate of direct vision internal urethrotomy as a treatment for anterior urethral strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the results for patients who underwent internal urethrotomy from January 2009 to January 2014 for anterior urethral strictures. Patients were followed till January 2016. Patients with complicated urethral strictures with a history of previous urethroplasty, hypospadias repair, or previous radiation were excluded from the study, as anticipated low success rate of direct visual internal urethrotomy (DVIU) in these patients...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216452/water-and-lipid-diffusion-mri-using-chemical-shift-displacement-based-separation-of-lipid-tissue-split
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Naoki Ohno, Hirohito Kan, Tosiaki Miyati, Toshitaka Aoki, Shota Ishida, Toshifumi Gabata
PURPOSE: To obtain water and lipid diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) simultaneously, we devised a novel method utilizing chemical shift displacement-based separation of lipid tissue (SPLIT) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-shot diffusion echo-planar imaging without fat suppression was used and the imaging parameters were optimized to separate water and lipid DWIs by chemical shift displacement of the lipid signals along the phase-encoding direction. Using the optimized conditions, transverse DWIs at the maximum diameter of the right calf were scanned with multiple b-values in five healthy subjects...
February 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216289/biomechanical-comparison-of-fixed-loop-and-adjustable-loop-cortical-suspensory-devices-for-metaphyseal-femoral-sided-soft-tissue-graft-fixation-in-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-porcine-model
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Darin D Nye, W Ryan Mitchell, Wei Liu, Roger V Ostrander
PURPOSE: To compare the displacement, stiffness, and ultimate failure load of a fixed-loop cortical suspensory device with 2 adjustable-loop devices when positioned on metaphyseal bone. METHODS: Thirty devices (10 of each device) were positioned on the metaphyseal cortex of 30 porcine femora simulating anatomic anterior cruciate ligament femoral tunnel placement. Bovine tendons were used for soft tissue grafts, and the constructs were then cycled 1,000 times and pulled to failure, measuring displacement, stiffness, and failure load...
February 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216156/epac-mediates-camp-induced-proliferation-of-rat-anterior-pituitary-gh3-cells-via-the-activation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase
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Wei Sun, Wei Jiao, Yimin Huang, Ran Li, Zhuo Zhang, Junwen Wang, Ting Lei
Cyclic adenosine 3'-5'-monophosphate (cAMP) plays a crucial role in regulating pituitary cell proliferation and hormone synthesis. Recent evidence suggests that exchange proteins directly activated by cAMP (Epacs) may mediate the effects of cAMP. Here we used rat anterior pituitary GH3 cells as the experiment model to demonstrate that forskolin increased the proliferation of GH3 cells and the phosphorylation of ERK1/2, and these effects were inhibited by PKA or Epac inhibitors. Epac activator 8-pCPT-2'-O-Me-cAMP increased GH3 cell proliferation and this was blocked by ESI-09, an Epac inhibitor...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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