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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654423/daily-wrist-activity-classification-using-a-smart-band
#1
Nhan Duc Nguyen, Phuc Huu Truong, Gu-Min Jeong
In this letter, we propose a novel method for classifying daily wrist activities by using a smart band. Triaxial acceleration data are collected by built-in sensors of the smart band during experiments regarding five activities, i.e., texting, calling, placing a hand in a pocket, carrying a suitcase, and swinging a hand. We analyze patterns in the sensor signals during these activities based on three types of features, i.e., norm, norm-variance, and frequency-domain features. After extracting the significant features, a multi-class support vector machine (SVM) algorithm is applied to classify these activities...
June 27, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651416/-clinical-effects-of-joint-active-system-on-the-treatment-of-joint-dysfunction-after-deep-burn
#2
T F Ru, F F Li, P Chen, H Luo, L Yuan, F Lei, Y L Tang, W G Xie
Objective: To observe the clinical effects of the Joint Active System on the treatment of joint dysfunction after deep burn. Methods: Twenty-two patients with joint dysfunction after deep burn were hospitalized in Institute of Burns of Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital from January 2015 to October 2016, involving 18 elbow joints with flexion disorder, 10 wrist joints with dorsal extension disorder, and 12 ankle joints with dorsal extension disorder. They were treated with the elbow joint activity training device, the wrist joint activity training device, and the ankle joint activity training device of the Joint Active System, respectively...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650674/variation-in-actigraphy-estimated-rest-activity-patterns-by-demographic-factors
#3
Jonathan A Mitchell, Mirja Quante, Suneeta Godbole, Peter James, J Aaron Hipp, Catherine R Marinac, Sara Mariani, Elizabeth M Cespedes Feliciano, Karen Glanz, Francine Laden, Rui Wang, Jia Weng, Susan Redline, Jacqueline Kerr
Rest-activity patterns provide an indication of circadian rhythmicity in the free-living setting. We aimed to describe the distributions of rest-activity patterns in a sample of adults and children across demographic variables. A sample of adults (N = 590) and children (N = 58) wore an actigraph on their nondominant wrist for 7 days and nights. We generated rest-activity patterns from cosinor analysis (MESOR, acrophase and magnitude) and nonparametric circadian rhythm analysis (IS: interdaily stability; IV: intradaily variability; L5: least active 5-hour period; M10: most active 10-hour period; and RA: relative amplitude)...
June 26, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650213/visualisation-of-upper-limb-activity-using-spirals-a-new-approach-to-the-assessment-of-daily-prosthesis-usage
#4
Alix Chadwell, Laurence Kenney, Malcolm Granat, Sibylle Thies, John S Head, Adam Galpin
BACKGROUND: Current outcome measures used in upper limb myoelectric prosthesis studies include clinical tests of function and self-report questionnaires on real-world prosthesis use. Research in other cohorts has questioned both the validity of self-report as an activity assessment tool and the relationship between clinical functionality and real-world upper limb activity. Previously,(1) we reported the first results of monitoring upper limb prosthesis use. However, the data visualisation technique used was limited in scope...
June 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649935/evidence-of-sub-optimal-sleep-in-adolescent-middle-eastern-academy-soccer-players-which-is-exacerbated-by-sleep-intermission-proximal-to-dawn
#5
Peter M Fowler, Darren J Paul, Gustavo Tomazoli, Abdulaziz Farooq, Richard Akenhead, Lee Taylor
The purpose was to assess sleep patterns, quantity and quality in adolescent (16.2 ± 1.2 yr) Middle Eastern academy soccer players (n = 20) and the influence of an intermission upon these characteristics. On a 17-day training camp (located one time zone west of home) including three discrete matches, sleep was assessed pre- (PRE) and post-match (POST) via wrist actigraphy. Retrospective actigraphy analysis identified sleep characteristics, including if players experienced a sleep intermission (YES) or not (NO) proximal to dawn, and bedtime (hh:mm), get-up time (hh:mm), time in bed (h), sleep duration (h) and sleep efficiency (%)...
June 25, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647621/hemi-arthroplasty-for-distal-radius-fracture-in-the-independent-elderly
#6
Guillaume Herzberg, Lorenzo Merlini, Marion Burnier
INTRODUCTION: The authors report their experience with hemi-arthroplasty in irreparable fresh distal radius fracture in independent elderly patients as first-line treatment (12 fractures in 11 women; mean age, 74 years) or in second line after clinically disabling primary failure (4 fractures in 4 women; mean age, 78 years). RESULTS: In the 12 primary surgeries, at a mean 32 months' follow-up, there were no complications requiring implant ablation; mean pain score was 1/10, flexion-extension 62°, Lyon Wrist score 75%, and PRWE (Patient-Related Wrist Evaluation) 22 points...
June 21, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644943/failure-of-wrist-hemiarthroplasty
#7
Eric G Huish, Zachary Lum, H Brent Bamberger, Marc A Trzeciak
BACKGROUND: Wrist hemiarthroplasty has emerged as a motion-sparing option for severe wrist arthritis. It is technically easy with advantages of limited bone resection and no risk of nonunion. Given the relative infancy of the procedure in clinical practice, there are limited data on patient outcomes. METHODS: Eleven patients were treated with wrist reconstructive hemiarthroplasty. Indications included 1 patient with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse, 9 patients with scapholunate advanced collapse, and 1 patient with capitolunate arthritis...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644942/total-wrist-arthroplasty-versus-wrist-fusion-utilization-and-complication-rates-as-reported-by-abos-part-ii-candidates
#8
Richard M Hinds, John T Capo, Marco Rizzo, James R Roberson, Michael B Gottschalk
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess national trends in the utilization and complication rates of total wrist arthroplasty (TWA) and total wrist fusion (WF) as identified via review of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II candidate database. METHODS: The ABOS Part II candidate database is a collection of cases reported by candidates of the ABOS Part II board certification oral exam. The ABOS database was queried for all TWA and WF cases performed from 2005 to 2014...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644935/triquetrohamate-impaction-syndrome-an-unrecognized-cause-of-ulnar-sided-wrist-pain-its-presentation-further-defined
#9
Gary M Lourie, Colin Booth, Ross Nathan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this review was to further define the clinical condition triquetrohamate (TH) impaction syndrome (THIS), an entity underreported and missed often. Its presentation, physical findings, and treatment are presented. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 18 patients were diagnosed with THIS. The age, sex, hand involved, activity responsible for symptoms, and defining characteristics were recorded. The physical findings, along with ancillary studies, were reviewed...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644428/early-results-of-the-conservative-treatment-of-distal-radius-fractures-immobilization-of-the-wrist-in-dorsal-versus-palmar-flexion
#10
Maki Grle, Miro Miljko, Ivana Grle, Faruk Hodžić, Tarik Kapidžić
Aim To evaluate immobilization with dorsal forearm plaster splint with the wrist in dorsal flexion vs palmar flexion in patients with distal radius fracture. Methods In the prospective study (2012-2014) 122 patients (of which 22 patients lost) with fractures of the distal radius type A2, A3 and C according to the AO classification were investigated. At the end there were 50 patients in each of the two groups: the dorsiflexion (DF) group had a total of 37 women and 13 men, mean age was 63.48 ± 14.70, and in the palmar flexion (PF) group there were respectively 38/12, and the mean age was 64...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643521/a-novel-all-inside-arthroscopic-technique-for-radial-sided-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#11
Michael T Edgerton, Robert C Kollmorgen
BACKGROUND: Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries are a known cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Wrist arthroscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis of these lesions and is becoming a more frequent method of treatment. Isolated radial-sided tears are uncommon and treatment of these lesions is controversial. There are few reports on repair techniques. Here we report on a novel arthroscopic, all-inside technique for traumatic radial-sided TFCC tears that resulted in full range of motion, significant improvement in pain, and ultimately return to sport...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643518/mini-c-arm-fluoroscopy-does-its-configuration-matter-for-radiation-exposure-to-the-surgeon
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Talia Chapman, Dennis P Martin, Christopher Williamson, Brian Tinsley, Mark L Wang, Asif M Ilyas
BACKGROUND: The risk of occupational radiation exposure to the surgeon associated with the use of a mini C-arm has yet to reach a wide consensus. Using a distal radius fracture surgery model, we tested the hypothesis that radiation exposure to the surgeon's critical body parts is independent of mini C-arm configuration. METHODS: An anthropomorphic mannequin (representing the upper body of a 60" male surgeon) was seated at a hand table as if operating on a volar-plated wrist Sawbone model...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643350/habitual-sleep-and-kidney-function-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort-study
#13
Kristen L Knutson, James Lash, Ana C Ricardo, James Herdegen, J D Thornton, Mahboob Rahman, Nicolas Turek, Janet Cohan, Lawrence J Appel, Lydia A Bazzano, Manjula K Tamura, Susan P Steigerwalt, Matthew R Weir, Eve Van Cauter
Physiological evidence suggests that sleep modulates kidney function. Our objective was to examine the cross-sectional association between kidney function and objectively-estimated habitual sleep duration, quality and timing in a cohort of patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease. This study involved two US clinical centers of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study, including 432 participants in a CRIC ancillary sleep study. Habitual sleep duration, quality and timing were measured using wrist actigraphy for 5-7 days...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643302/-comparison-of-robotic-and-laparoscopic-total-mesorectal-excision
#14
Pan Chi, Zhifen Chen
Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) has been commonly applied in the operation of mid-low rectal cancer, but the conventional laparoscopic TME has the disadvantages of major operative difficulty and long learning-curve, due to its limitations of 2-dimension vision and common laparoscopic instruments. Robotic surgical system with high-qualified 3-dimenstion vision and flexible Endo Wrist instruments can overcome those limitations of conventional laparoscopy, and is useful for the TME that demands deep pelvic operation and flexible dissection in the space of distal rectum...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643300/-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery
#15
Minhua Zheng, Junjun Ma
Since the emergence of minimally invasive technology twenty years ago, as a surgical concept and surgical technique for colorectal cancer surgery, its obvious advantages have been recognized. Laparoscopic technology, as one of the most important technology platform, has got a lot of evidence-based support for the oncological safety and effectiveness in colorectal cancer surgery Laparoscopic technique has advantages in terms of identification of anatomic plane and autonomic nerve, protection of pelvic structure, and fine dissection of vessels...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641127/deep-brain-stimulation-of-subthalamic-nucleus-helps-in-improving-late-phase-motor-planning-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Patil Ashlesh, Sood Sanjay Kumar, Kochhar Kanwal Preet, Goyal Vinay
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) is a well-accepted treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) but its effect on motor planning in the disease is yet unclear. This study examines the effect of switching the stimulation ON and OFF on components of bereitschaftspotentials in PD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Scalp bereitschaftspotentials were recorded during self-paced right wrist extensions at Fz, Cz, Pz, C3 and C4 sites in patients on DBS-STN plus medications (DBS-STN group) as treatment modality or on medications only (Med group) and compared with age matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640759/electroactive-%C3%AE-crystalline-phase-inclusion-and-photoluminescence-response-of-heat-controlled-spin-coated-pvdf-tio2-free-standing-nanocomposite-film-for-nanogenerator-and-active-nanosensor
#17
Md Mehebub Alam, Ayesha Sultana, Debabrata Sarkar, Dipankar Mandal
The electroactive β-phase is most desirable due to its highest piezo-, pyro- and ferro-electric properties in poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF). Induction of β-phase is successfully accomplished in titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) doped spin coated PVDF nanocomposite (PNC) films. The optimized yields of β-phase and homogeneous ultra-smooth free standing PNC film is utilized in mechanical energy harvesting application by fabricating a nanogenerator (NG) where the typical electrical poling step is not undertaken...
June 22, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640086/diagnostic-value-of-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-parameters-to-differentiate-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-other-types-of-arthritis
#18
Anu Bhattarai, Takahito Nakajima, Santosh Sapkota, Yukiko Arisaka, Azusa Tokue, Yukio Yonemoto, Yoshito Tsushima
We aimed evaluate F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake at major joints for differentiating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from those with non-RA arthritis using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET).Eighteen patients with RA (13 women; age, 66.8 ± 13.2 years) and 17 patients with non-RA (6 women; age, 50.8 ± 12.5 years) were included. Twelve joints of each patient were examined: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle on both sides. A visual scoring (VS) system was used; quantitative parameters such as maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic active volume (MAV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were evaluated...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638948/does-socioeconomic-status-influence-the-epidemiology-and-outcome-of-distal-radial-fractures-in-adults
#19
N D Clement, A D Duckworth, N R Wickramasinghe, C M Court-Brown, M M McQueen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study in adult patients with a distal radial fracture was to determine whether socioeconomic status influenced the epidemiology, mechanism of injury, fracture severity, or the outcome according to function, radiographic assessment, and rate of associated complications. METHODS: We identified 3983 distal radial fractures over a 7-year period. Socioeconomic status was assigned using the Carstairs score, and the population was divided into quintiles depending on deprivation...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638684/the-new-acr-eular-criteria-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-can-identify-patients-with-same-disease-activity-but-less-damage-by-ultrasound
#20
Sibel Zehra Aydın, Concepcion Castillo-Gallego, Jackie Nam, Jane Freeston, Sarah Horton, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the ultrasound findings of patients fulfilling the 1987 ACR [OLD-rheumatoid arthritis (RA)] and the new ACR/EULAR (NEW-RA) classification criteria to examine the impact of the new criteria on disease characteristics, particularly disease duration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 2730 hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, and foot joints of 105 consecutive patients with inflammatory arthritis, i.e., 82 patients fulfilling the RA criteria (60 patients, OLD-RA; 22 patients, NEW-RA alone) and 23 patients with undifferentiated arthritis, were scanned using ultrasound...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
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