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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821019/stimulus-characteristics-of-single-word-tests-of-children-s-speech-sound-production
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Toby Macrae
Purpose: This clinical focus article provides readers with a description of the stimulus characteristics of 12 popular tests of speech sound production. Method: Using significance testing and descriptive analyses, stimulus items were compared in terms of the number of opportunities for production of all consonant singletons, clusters, and rhotic and nonrhotic vowels of Standard American English; phonetic/phonological and structural complexity; and the presence of bound morphemes...
August 18, 2017: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820354/validity-of-screening-for-psychiatric-disorders-in-unaccompanied-minor-asylum-seekers-use-of-computer-based-assessment
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Marianne Jakobsen, Melinda A Meyer DeMott, Trond Heir
Self-report screening is an important element of transcultural research. Problems concerning illiteracy, cultural sensitivity, and possible misunderstandings have been handled differently in different settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity of two well-known instruments: the Hopkins Symptoms Check List (HSCL-25), and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ, Part IV), with a sample of 160 unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents from Afghanistan and Somalia. Assessments were performed 4 months after arrival in Norway, and the screening instruments were presented to the informants on computers with touch-screen function, using the program MultiCASI...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819940/the-analysis-of-repeatability-and-reproducibility-of-bladder-neck-mobility-measurements-obtained-during-pelvic-floor-sonography-performed-introitally-with-2d-transvaginal-probe
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Edyta Wlaźlak, Tomasz Kluz, Jacek Kociszewski, Karolina Frachowicz, Magdalena Janowska, Wiktor Wlaźlak, Grzegorz Surkont
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was the evaluation of repeatability and reproducibility of chosen urethral neck mobility measurements obtained during introital pelvic floor sonography performed with a 2D transvaginal probe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In order to assess the repeatability and reproducibility, independent measurements on the ultra-sound image were taken by two specialists on 92 female patients at rest and at strain (Valsalva maneuver). 2D ultrasound examination was performed introitally with a transvaginal probe (PFS-TV)...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819481/misplaced-subclavian-central-venous-catheter
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Negussie Alula Bekele, Worknehe Agegnehu Abebe, Jemal Zeberga Shifa
Percutaneous Central Venous Catheter (CVC) insertion using internal jugular and Subclavian veins routes is common procedure for all intensive care admitted patients and some patients in the ward as demand arises in central and referral hospitals of Botswana. This is a case report of a patient on whom a third attempt of re-inserting a CVC for fluid and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was made. X-ray showed that left Subclavian inserted catheter was mis-directed to internal jugular vein of the same side creating discomfort to the patient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818692/suppression-of-irrelevant-sounds-during-auditory-working-memory
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Jyrki Ahveninen, Larry J Seidman, Wei-Tang Chang, Matti Hämäläinen, Samantha Huang
Auditory working memory (WM) processing in everyday acoustic environments depends on our ability to maintain relevant information online in our minds, and to suppress interference caused by competing incoming stimuli. A challenge in communication settings is that the relevant content and irrelevant inputs may emanate from a common source, such as a talkative conversationalist. An open question is how the WM system deals with such interference. Will the distracters become inadvertently filtered before processing for meaning because the primary WM operations deplete all available processing resources? Or are they suppressed post perceptually, through an active control process? We tested these alternative hypotheses by measuring magnetoencephalography (MEG), EEG, and functional MRI (fMRI) during a phonetic auditory continuous performance task...
August 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818469/vaccine-epidemiology-its-role-in-promoting-sound-immunization-programs-in-japan
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Yoshio Hirota, Kotaro Ozasa, Takashi Nakano
In Japan, the Vaccine Epidemiology Research Group created by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has played an important role in demonstrating the solid scientific basis for vaccine efficacy and safety since 2002. Members of the group, including epidemiologists, clinicians and microbiologists, have been conducting collaborative studies on vaccines for influenza, pertussis, rotavirus gastroenteritis, polio and pneumonia. So far, the group has achieved several works and contributed to the national vaccination program, including research on the immunogenicity of low doses of influenza vaccine among young children, the immunogenicity and effectiveness of the 2009 influenza pandemic vaccine among various risk groups, the interchangeability of live/inactivated polio vaccines, the health impact of influenza on pregnant women, and the monitoring of influenza vaccine effectiveness using case-control studies with a test-negative design...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818350/candidate-quality-measures-for-hand-surgery
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PURPOSE: Quality measures are tools used by physicians, health care systems, and payers to evaluate performance, monitor the outcomes of interventions, and inform quality improvement efforts. A paucity of quality measures exist that address hand surgery care. We completed a RAND/UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) Delphi Appropriateness process with the goal of developing and evaluating candidate hand surgery quality measures to be used for national quality measure development efforts...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818286/adding-sound-to-theory-of-mind-comparing-children-s-development-of-mental-state-understanding-in-the-auditory-and-visual-realms
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Anita A Hasni, Lauren B Adamson, Rebecca A Williamson, Diana L Robins
Theory of mind (ToM) gradually develops during the preschool years. Measures of ToM usually target visual experience, but auditory experiences also provide valuable social information. Given differences between the visual and auditory modalities (e.g., sights persist, sounds fade) and the important role environmental input plays in social-cognitive development, we asked whether modality might influence the progression of ToM development. The current study expands Wellman and Liu's ToM scale (2004) by testing 66 preschoolers using five standard visual ToM tasks and five newly crafted auditory ToM tasks...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818189/hemodialysis-treatment-engenders-anxiety-and-emotional-distress%C3%A2
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Joel D Kopple, Bryan B Shapiro, Usama Feroze, Jun Chul Kim, Min Zhang, Yinan Li, David J Martin
AIMS: Anxiety is common in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. The extent to which anxiety is engendered by the dialysis treatment itself is not known. We investigated whether anxiety occurs with individual hemodialysis treatments and examined factors associated with these symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study examining 246 MHD patients. Anxiety and other emotional distresses associated with hemodialysis treatments were examined with a questionnaire...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817812/the-mir-34a-bcl-2-pathway-contributes-to-auditory-cortex-neuron-apoptosis-in-age-related-hearing-loss
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Qiuhong Huang, Yongkang Ou, Hao Xiong, Haidi Yang, Zhigang Zhang, Suijun Chen, Yongyi Ye, Yiqing Zheng
HYPOTHESIS: The miR-34a/Bcl-2 signaling pathway may play a role in the mechanisms related to age-related hearing loss (AHL) in the auditory cortex. BACKGROUND: The auditory cortex plays a key role in the recognition and processing of complex sound. It is difficult to explain why patients with AHL have poor speech recognition, so increasing numbers of studies have focused on its central change. Although micro (mi)RNAs in the central nervous system have recently been increasingly reported to be associated with age-related diseases, the molecular mechanisms of AHL in the auditory cortex are not fully understood...
August 18, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817069/detecting-traversable-area-and-water-hazards-for-the-visually-impaired-with-a-prgb-d-sensor
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Kailun Yang, Kaiwei Wang, Ruiqi Cheng, Weijian Hu, Xiao Huang, Jian Bai
The use of RGB-Depth (RGB-D) sensors for assisting visually impaired people (VIP) has been widely reported as they offer portability, function-diversity and cost-effectiveness. However, polarization cues to assist traversability awareness without precautions against stepping into water areas are weak. In this paper, a polarized RGB-Depth (pRGB-D) framework is proposed to detect traversable area and water hazards simultaneously with polarization-color-depth-attitude information to enhance safety during navigation...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816915/physician-awareness-of-developmental-screening-and-referral-in-the-state-of-kuwait
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Hollie Hix-Small, Khaled Alkherainej
OBJECTIVE: In the State of Kuwait, family physicians and pediatricians are responsible for identifying and referring children at risk of disability. The aims of this study were to better understand physician (1) use of developmental screening instruments, (2) referral practices for children at risk of developmental disability, (3) interpretation of screening results, and (4) anticipatory guidance topics prioritized over child screening. METHODS: A nonprobability volunteer, self-selection sample of family physicians, general practitioners, and pediatricians (n = 398) completed a 60-item paper questionnaire...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816658/discriminative-feature-representation-to-improve-projection-data-inconsistency-for-low-dose-ct-imaging
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Jin Liu, Jianhua Ma, Yi Zhang, Yang Chen, Jian Yang, Huazhong Shu, Limin Luo, Gouenou Coatrieux, Wei Yang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen
In low dose computed tomography (LDCT) imaging, the data inconsistency of measured noisy projections can significantly deteriorate reconstruction images. To deal with this problem, we propose here a new sinogram restoration approach, the Sinogram- Discriminative Feature Representation (S-DFR) method. Different from other sinogram restoration methods, the proposed method works through a 3-D representation based feature decomposition of the projected attenuation component and the noise component using a well-designed composite dictionary containing atoms with discriminative features...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816207/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-various-sound-pressure-levels-on-the-level-of-serum-aldosterone-concentration-in-rats
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Parvin Nassiri, Sajad Zare, Mohammad R Monazzam, Akram Pourbakht, Kamal Azam, Taghi Golmohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Noise exposure may have anatomical, nonauditory, and auditory influences. Considering nonauditory impacts, noise exposure can cause alterations in the automatic nervous system, including increased pulse rates, heightened blood pressure, and abnormal secretion of hormones. The present study aimed at examining the effect of various sound pressure levels (SPLs) on the serum aldosterone level among rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 adult male rats with an age range of 3 to 4 months and a weight of 200 ± 50 g were randomly divided into 15 groups of three...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816205/on-site-and-laboratory-evaluations-of-soundscape-quality-in-recreational-urban-spaces
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Lærke C Bjerre, Thea M Larsen, A Josefine Sørensen, Sébastien Santurette, Cheol-Ho Jeong
CONTEXT: Regulations for quiet urban areas are typically based on sound level limits alone. However, the nonacoustic context may be crucial for subjective soundscape quality. AIMS: This study aimed at comparing the role of sound level and nonacoustic context for subjective urban soundscape assessment in the presence of the full on-site context, the visual context only, and without context. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Soundscape quality was evaluated for three recreational urban spaces by using four subjective attributes: loudness, acceptance, stressfulness, and comfort...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816080/an-australian-survey-of-parent-involvement-in-intervention-for-childhood-speech-sound-disorders
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Eleanor Sugden, Elise Baker, Natalie Munro, A Lynn Williams, Carol M Trivette
PURPOSE: To investigate how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) report involving parents in intervention for phonology-based speech sound disorders (SSDs), and to describe the home practice that they recommend. Further aims were to describe the training SLPs report providing to parents, to explore SLPs' beliefs and motivations for involving parents in intervention, and to determine whether SLPs' characteristics are associated with their self-reported practice. METHOD: An online survey of 288 SLPs working with SSD in Australia was conducted...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815940/production-and-perception-of-emotional-prosody-by-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#17
Daniel J Hubbard, Daniel J Faso, Peter F Assmann, Noah J Sasson
This study examined production and perception of affective prosody by adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research has reported increased pitch variability in talkers with ASD compared to typically developing (TD) controls in grammatical speaking tasks (e.g., comparing interrogative vs. declarative sentences), but it is unclear whether this pattern extends to emotional speech. In this study, speech recordings in five emotion contexts (angry, happy, interested, sad, and neutral) were obtained from 15 adult males with ASD and 15 controls (Experiment 1), and were later presented to 52 listeners (22 with ASD) who were asked to identify the emotion expressed and rate the level of naturalness of the emotion in each recording (Experiment 2)...
August 17, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815709/atypical-discourses
#18
Joseph R Dwaihy
This essay outlines novel ways of communicating with patients by altering semantics, syntax, word use, or sounds. Language is viewed as a tool for coping with problems rather than a medium with which to mirror external reality or internal human nature. This view of language emerges from a pragmatic critique of truth. The broader goal of this essay is to weave together the philosophy of pragmatism, especially as it has been articulated by Richard Rorty, with the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. Clinical case examples are discussed...
July 2017: Psychoanalytic Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815431/central-peripheral-differences-in-audiovisual-and-visuotactile-event-perception
#19
Yi-Chuan Chen, Daphne Maurer, Terri L Lewis, Charles Spence, David I Shore
We examined audiovisual and visuotactile integration in the central and peripheral visual field using visual fission and fusion illusions induced by sounds or taps. The fission illusion occurs when a single flash is perceived as two flashes if paired with two beeps or taps; the fusion illusion, by contrast, occurs when two flashes are perceived as a single flash if the flashes are paired with a single beep or tap. Beeps and taps induced similar patterns of illusions: the fission illusion was larger in the periphery than in the center, whereas the fusion illusion was larger in the center than in the periphery...
August 16, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814364/effect-of-cured-versus-uncured-adhesive-inclusion-on-the-microtensile-bond-strength-of-sealants
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Austin McMurphy, Xiaoming Xu, Suzanne Fournier, Zafer C Cehreli, Kramer Sherman, Courtney Tremmel, Qingzhao Yu, Janice Townsend
PURPOSE: To determine the impact of light curing of bonding agents on the microtensile bond strength (MTBS) of sealants on extracted teeth. METHODS: Flat enamel surfaces were created on 54 extracted, sound human molars by sequential grinding. Three different sealants- Clinpro (3M ESPE), Ultraseal XT Hydro (Ultradent), and Fluorshield VLC (Dentsply)- were placed after acid etching without a bonding agent (control) or with three different bonding agents - Adper Single Bond Plus (3M ESPE), Peak Universal Bond (Ultradent), and Prime&Bond Elect (Dentsply)- each in both light-cured and uncured form...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
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