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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528787/inspiratory-phonation-in-baby-voice
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Kathleen Wermke, Asin Ahmad Haschemi, Volker Hesse, Michael P Robb
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the developmental occurrence of inspiratory phonations (IPs) in the spontaneous cries of healthy infants across the first 10 weeks of life. STUDY DESIGN: This is a populational retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: The spontaneous crying of 17 healthy infants (10 were male) was retrospectively investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sound files of spontaneously uttered cries that were repeatedly recorded once per week for across the first 10 weeks of life were retrospectively analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520951/non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-with-a-biphasic-waveform-enhancing-septal-resynchronization
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Daniel F Ortega, Luis D Barja, Emilio Logarzo, Nicolas Mangani, Analia Paolucci, Maria P Bonomini
Aims: His bundle pacing has shown to prevent detrimental effects from right ventricular apical pacing (RVA) and proved to resynchronize many conduction disturbances cases. However, the extent of His bundle pacing resynchronization is limited. An optimized stimulation waveform could expand this limit when implemented in His bundle pacing sets. In this work, we temporarily implemented RVA and Non-selective His bundle pacing with a biphasic anodal-first waveform (AF-nHB) and compared their effects against sinus rhythm (SR)...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497774/evaluation-of-respiratory-and-postural-induced-changes-on-the-ballistocardiogram-signal-by-time-warping-averaging
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Alba Martin-Yebra, Federica Landreani, Claudia Casellato, Esteban Enrique Pavan, Pierre-François Migeotte, Carlo Frigo, Juan Martinez Cortes, Enrico Caiani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the potential changes in the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal induced by different respiratory patterns and posture, by using the dynamic time warping (DTW) technique. APPROACH: BCG signals were recorded in a group of 20 healthy volunteers, simultaneously to the ECG. Two recordings, one in supine (SUP) and one in standing (ST) position, including spontaneous breathing, two 1-minute apneas (at full and empty-lungs, respectively) and 30s of Valsalva, were analyzed...
May 12, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485823/effects-of-aphidius-gifuensis-on-the-feeding-behavior-and-potato-virus-y-transmission-ability-of-myzus-persicae
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Ying-Qin He, Yong-Qiang Zhang, Juan-Ni Chen, Wen-Long Chen, Xian-Yi Zeng, Hai-Tao Chen, Wei Ding
The stylet penetration behavior of aphids when feeding on plants is associated with virus acquisition and inoculation. Aphidius gifuensis (Ashmead) is a primary endoparasitoid of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) which is the most efficient vector of plant viruses. Information about the effects of parasitoid on aphid and virus transmission can provide an essential foundation for designing effective biological control strategies. This study aimed to investigate the effects of A. gifuensis on the feeding behavior and Potato virus Y (PVY) transmission ability of M...
May 9, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475545/effects-of-stimulus-duration-on-event-related-potentials-recorded-from-cochlear-implant-users
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Alessandro Presacco, Hamish Innes-Brown, Matthew J Goupell, Samira Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have investigated the feasibility of using electrophysiology as an objective tool to efficiently map cochlear implants. A pervasive problem when measuring event-related potentials is the need to remove the direct-current (DC) artifact produced by the cochlear implant. Here, we describe how DC artifact removal can corrupt the response waveform and how the appropriate choice of stimulus duration may minimize this corruption. DESIGN: Event-related potentials were recorded to a synthesized vowel /a/ with a 170- or 400-ms duration...
May 4, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467509/laryngeal-evidence-for-the-first-and-second-passaggio-in-professionally-trained-sopranos
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Matthias Echternach, Fabian Burk, Marie Köberlein, Andreas Selamtzis, Michael Döllinger, Michael Burdumy, Bernhard Richter, Christian Thomas Herbst
INTRODUCTION: Due to a lack of empirical data, the current understanding of the laryngeal mechanics in the passaggio regions (i.e., the fundamental frequency ranges where vocal registration events usually occur) of the female singing voice is still limited. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study the first and second passaggio regions of 10 professionally trained female classical soprano singers were analyzed. The sopranos performed pitch glides from A3 (ƒo = 220 Hz) to A4 (ƒo = 440 Hz) and from A4 (ƒo = 440 Hz) to A5 (ƒo = 880 Hz) on the vowel [iː]...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459692/a-128-channel-fpga-based-real-time-spike-sorting-bidirectional-closed-loop-neural-interface-system
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Jongkil Park, Gookhwa Kim, Sang-Don Jung
A multichannel neural interface system is an important tool for various types of neuroscientific studies. For the electrical interface with a biological system, high-precision highspeed data recording and various types of stimulation capability are required. In addition, real-time signal processing is an important feature in the implementation of a real-time closed-loop system without unwanted substantial delay for feedback stimulation. Online spike sorting, the process of assigning neural spikes to an identified group of neurons or clusters, is a necessary step to make a closed-loop path in real time, but massive memory-space requirements commonly limit hardware implementations...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458554/patient-characteristics-associated-with-false-arrhythmia-alarms-in-intensive-care
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Patricia R Harris, Jessica K Zègre-Hemsey, Daniel Schindler, Yong Bai, Michele M Pelter, Xiao Hu
INTRODUCTION: A high rate of false arrhythmia alarms in the intensive care unit (ICU) leads to alarm fatigue, the condition of desensitization and potentially inappropriate silencing of alarms due to frequent invalid and nonactionable alarms, often referred to as false alarms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify patient characteristics, such as gender, age, body mass index, and diagnosis associated with frequent false arrhythmia alarms in the ICU. METHODS: This descriptive, observational study prospectively enrolled patients who were consecutively admitted to one of five adult ICUs (77 beds) at an urban medical center over a period of 31 days in 2013...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436812/retrospective-waveform-analysis-of-transcranial-motor-evoked-potentials-mep-to-identify-early-predictors-of-impending-motor-deficits-in-spinal-surgeries
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Scheherazade Le, Viet Nguyen, Alexander C Ekwueme, S Charles Cho, Leslie Lee, Jaime López
PURPOSE: Although there are guidelines analyzing transcranial motor evoked potentials (MEP) waveform criteria, they vary widely and are not applied universally during intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IONM). The objective is to generate hypotheses to identify early and reliable MEP waveform characteristics prior to complete loss of MEP to predict impending motor spinal cord injuries during spinal surgeries. The ultimate goal is to enhance real-time feedback to prevent injury or detect reversible spinal cord damage...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377112/the-assessment-of-electrophysiological-activity-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-exposed-to-dimethyl-sulfoxide-and-ethanol-by-manual-patch-clamp-and-multi-electrode-array-system
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Soo-Wang Hyun, Bo-Ram Kim, Sung-Ae Hyun, Joung-Wook Seo
INTRODUCTION: Recently, electrophysiological activity has been effectively measured in human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) to predict drug-induced arrhythmia. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and ethanol have been used as diluting agents in many experiments. However, the maximum DMSO and ethanol concentrations that can be effectively used in the measurement of electrophysiological parameters in hiPSC-CMs-based patch clamp and multi-electrode array (MEA) have not been fully elucidated...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374072/outcomes-following-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-guided-by-pressure-waveform-monitoring-without-the-routine-use-of-pulmonary-venography
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Akshit Sharma, Jashdeep Dhoot, Jingyan Wang, Philip Jones, Sanjaya Gupta, Alan P Wimmer
PURPOSE: Pressure waveform analysis has the potential for facilitated assessment of pulmonary vein occlusion during cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation. Data on clinical outcomes using this method are lacking. We sought to validate through clinical outcomes the use of pressure waveform analysis as the primary method of determining pulmonary vein occlusion during cryoballoon ablation. METHODS: A study was performed of 122 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation (85% paroxysmal) undergoing cryoballoon ablation from May 2014 through July 2015 at a single institution using pressure waveform analysis as the primary method of assessing pulmonary vein occlusion...
June 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363820/ventricular-fibrillation-waveform-characteristics-of-the-surface-ecg-impact-of-the-left-ventricular-diameter-and-mass
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Judith L Bonnes, Jos Thannhauser, Joris Nas, Sjoerd W Westra, Rutger M G Jansen, Gjerrit Meinsma, Menko-Jan de Boer, Joep L R M Smeets, Wessel Keuper, Marc A Brouwer
BACKGROUND: Despite a promising association between VF waveform characteristics and prognosis after resuscitation, studies with VF-guided treatment have so far not improved outcomes. While driven by the idea that the VF waveform reflects arrest duration, increasing evidence suggests that pre-existent disease-related changes of the myocardium affect ECG-characteristics of VF as well. In this context, we studied the impact of the left ventricular (LV) diameter and mass. METHODS: Cohort of 193 ICD-patients with defibrillation testing at the Radboudumc (2010-2014)...
March 29, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343181/a-non-invasive-method-to-rule-out-transient-tachypnea-of-the-newborn-ttn-fetal-pulmonary-artery-acceleration-to-ejection-time-ratio
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Barış Büke, Hatice Akkaya
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether fetal pulmonary artery acceleration to ejection time (PATET) ratio can predict or rule out subsequent diagnosis of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 105 pregnant women in labor, who met the inclusion criteria. Eighteen of these women were removed from the study cohort, because of an inability to acquire sufficient Doppler waveforms and a longer duration of deliveries. According to subsequent diagnosis of TTN in the neonate, the two groups were constituted, TTN+ and TTN-...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334303/characterization-of-direct-current-electrical-penetration-graph-waveforms-and-correlation-with-the-probing-behavior-of-matsumuratettix-hiroglyphicus-hemiptera-cicadellidae-the-insect-vector-of-sugarcane-white-leaf-phytoplasma
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J Roddee, Y Kobori, H Yorozuya, Y Hanboonsong
The leafhopper Matsumuratettix hiroglyphicus (Matsumura) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) is an important vector of phytoplasma causing white leaf disease in sugarcane. Thus, the aim of our study was to understand and describe the stylet-probing activities of this vector while feeding on sugarcane plants, by using direct current (DC) electrical penetration graph (EPG) monitoring. The EPG signals were classified into six distinct waveforms, according to amplitude, frequency, voltage level, and electrical origin of the observed traces during stylet penetration into the host plant tissues (probing)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328507/kilohertz-electrical-stimulation-nerve-conduction-block-effects-of-electrode-surface-area
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Yogi A Patel, Brian S Kim, William S Rountree, Robert J Butera
Kilohertz electrical stimulation (KES) induces repeatable and reversible conduction block of nerve activity and is a potential therapeutic option for various diseases and disorders resulting from pathological or undesired neurological activity. However successful translation of KES nerve block to clinical applications is stymied by many unknowns such as the relevance of the onset response, acceptable levels of waveform contamination, and optimal electrode characteristics. We investigated the role of electrode geometric surface area on the KES nerve block threshold using 20 and 40 kHz current-controlled sinusoidal KES...
March 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325557/effects-of-new-antiarrhythmic-agent-ss-68-on-excitation-conduction-electrical-activity-in-purkinje-fibers-and-pulmonary-veins-assessment-of-safety-and-side-effects-risk
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Saida K Bogus, Vladislav S Kuzmin, Denis V Abramochkin, Konstantin F Suzdalev, Pavel A Galenko-Yaroshevsky
The compound SS-68 has been selected among numerous new derivatives of indole and demonstrated antiarrhythmic effects in animal models. The present study concerns several aspects of SS-68 safety and efficacy as a potential antiarrhythmic drug. The first estimation of atrioventricular conduction in mammalian heart under SS-68 has been carried out; effects of SS-68 in Purkinje fibers and myocardium of pulmonary veins have been investigated. The drug weakly affects cardiac atrioventricular conduction: only high concentrations of SS-68 (≥10 μmol/L) significantly decrease this parameter...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321411/different-densities-of-na-ca-exchange-current-in-t-tubular-and-surface-membranes-and-their-impact-on-cellular-activity-in-a-model-of-rat-ventricular-cardiomyocyte
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M Pásek, J Šimurda, G Christé
The ratio of densities of Na-Ca exchanger current (INaCa) in the t-tubular and surface membranes (INaCa-ratio) computed from the values of INaCa and membrane capacitances (Cm) measured in adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes before and after detubulation ranges between 1.7 and 25 (potentially even 40). Variations of action potential waveform and of calcium turnover within this span of the INaCa-ratio were simulated employing previously developed model of rat ventricular cell incorporating separate description of ion transport systems in the t-tubular and surface membranes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320451/personal-medical-electronic-devices-and-walk-through-metal-detector-security-systems-assessing-electromagnetic-interference-effects
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Joshua Guag, Bisrat Addissie, Donald Witters
BACKGROUND: There have been concerns that Electromagnetic security systems such as walk-through metal detectors (WTMDs) can potentially cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) in certain active medical devices including implantable cardiac pacemakers and implantable neurostimulators. Incidents of EMI between WTMDs and active medical devices also known as personal medical electronic devices (PMED) continue to be reported. This paper reports on emission measurements of sample WTMDs and testing of 20 PMEDs in a WTMD simulation system...
March 20, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289377/loss-of-saltation-and-presynaptic-action-potential-failure-in-demyelinated-axons
#19
Mustafa S Hamada, Marko A Popovic, Maarten H P Kole
In cortical pyramidal neurons the presynaptic terminals controlling transmitter release are located along unmyelinated axon collaterals, far from the original action potential (AP) initiation site, the axon initial segment (AIS). Once initiated, APs will need to reliably propagate over long distances and regions of geometrical inhomogeneity like branch points (BPs) to rapidly depolarize the presynaptic terminals and confer temporally precise synaptic transmission. While axon pathologies such as demyelinating diseases are well established to impede the fidelity of AP propagation along internodes, to which extent myelin loss affects propagation along BPs and axon collaterals is not well understood...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286636/a-comparison-of-commercially-available-auditory-brainstem-response-stimuli-at-a-neurodiagnostic-intensity-level
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Devan A Keesling, Jordan Paige Parker, Jason Tait Sanchez
iChirp-evoked auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) yield a larger wave V amplitude at low intensity levels than traditional broadband click stimuli, providing a reliable estimation of hearing sensitivity. However, advantages of iChirp stimulation at high intensity levels are unknown. We tested to see if high-intensity (i.e., 85 dBnHL) iChirp stimulation results in larger and more reliable ABR waveforms than click. Using the commercially available Intelligent Hearing System SmartEP platform, we recorded ABRs from 43 normal hearing young adults...
February 1, 2017: Audiology Research
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