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Alexa M Bouts, Lauren Brackman, Elizabeth Martin, Adam M Subasic, Edward S Potkanowicz
People use their smartphones for everything from web browsing to tracking fitness metrics. However, it is unclear whether smartphone-based apps that use photoplethysmography to measure heart rate are an accurate or valid measure of exercise intensity. Purpose was to determine the accuracy and validity of two iOS-based heart rate monitors, Runtastic Heart Rate Monitor and Pulse Tracker PRO by Runtastic (Runtastic) and Instant Heart Rate+: Heart Rate and Pulse Monitor by Azumio (Instant Heart Rate), when compared to the electrocardiogram (ECG) and Polar® T31 uncoded heart rate monitor from moderate to vigorous intensity exercise...
2018: International Journal of Exercise Science
Katariina Lajunen, Satu Kalliola, Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, Seppo Sarna, L Pekka Malmberg, Anna S Pelkonen, Mika J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Asthma often begins early in childhood. However, the risk for persistence is challenging to evaluate. OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal study relates lung function assessed with impulse oscillometry (IOS) in preschool children to asthma in adolescence. METHODS: Lung function was measured with IOS in 255 children with asthma-like symptoms aged 4-7 years. Baseline measurements were followed by exercise challenge and bronchodilation tests...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Per Sundbom, Michael Roth, Hans Granfeldt, Daniel M Karlsson, Henrik Ahn, Fredrik Gustafsson, Laila Hubbert
INTRODUCTION: The use of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has grown rapidly. Adverse events do continue to occur. In recent years, analysis of LVAD sound recordings emerged as a means to monitor pump function and detect pump thrombosis. The aim of this study was to characterize the sounds from HeartMate II and to evaluate the use of handheld iOS devices for sound recordings. METHOD: Signal analysis of LVAD sound recordings, with dedicated recording equipment and iOS devices, was performed...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Stella E Hines
OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based review of published data regarding normal range reference values and prediction equations for measurements of respiratory impedance using forced oscillation technique (FOT) and impulse oscillometry (IOs) in adults. METHODS: A non-language-restricted search was performed using forced oscillation technique and impulse oscillometry as primary terms. Original research studies reporting respiratory system impedance reference values or prediction equations based on cohorts of ≥100 healthy adults were included...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Martin C Koch, Johannes Lermann, Niels van de Roemer, Simone K Renner, Stefanie Burghaus, Janina Hackl, Ralf Dittrich, Sven Kehl, Patricia G Oppelt, Thomas Hildebrandt, Caroline C Hack, Uwe G Pöhls, Stefan P Renner, Falk C Thiel
BACKGROUND: Daysy is a fertility monitor that uses the fertility awareness method by tracking and analyzing the individual menstrual cycle. In addition, Daysy can be connected to the application DaysyView to transfer stored personal data from Daysy to a smartphone or tablet (IOS, Android). This combination is interesting because as it is shown in various studies, the use of apps is increasing patients´ focus on their disease or their health behavior. The aim of this study was to investigate if by the additional use of an App and thereby improved usability of the medical device, it is possible to enhance the typical-use related as well as the method-related pregnancy rates...
March 2, 2018: Reproductive Health
Eero Lauhkonen, Riikka Riikonen, Sari Törmänen, Petri Koponen, Kirsi Nuolivirta, Merja Helminen, Jyri Toikka, Matti Korppi
BACKGROUND: The transition from early childhood wheezing to persistent asthma is linked to lung function impairment over time. Little is known how the methods used to study lung function at different ages correlate longitudinally. METHODS: Sixty-four children with a history of hospitalization for bronchiolitis before 6 months of age were prospectively studied with impulse oscillometry (IOS) at the mean age of 6.3 years and these preschool IOS results were compared with flow-volume spirometry (FVS) measurements at mean age of 11...
February 27, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Frank Devereux, Brian O'Rourke, Paul J Byrne, Damien Byrne, Sharon Kinsella
The purpose of this study was to firstly investigate the effects of treating latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the lower limb kinetic chain with respect to performance during sporting actions, as opposed to the traditional goal of pain management with active MTrPs. The second aim was to investigate the effects of dry needling (DN) on performance parameters over time to establish treatment timeframe guidelines prior to performance. Forty male athletes were assigned to four groups; rectus femoris DN (group 1), medial gastrocnemius DN (group 2), rectus femoris and medial gastrocnemius DN (group 3) and no DN (group 4)...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Haipeng Zhang, David Liu, Sean Marks, Elizabeth M Rickerson, Adam Wright, William J Gordon, Adam Landman
BACKGROUND: Fast Facts Mobile (FFM) was created to be a convenient way for clinicians to access the Fast Facts and Concepts database of palliative care articles on a smartphone or tablet device. We analyzed usage patterns of FFM through an integrated analytics platform on the mobile versions of the FFM application. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the usage data from FFM as a way to better understand user behavior for FFM as a palliative care educational tool...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
Robert Nedelcu, Pontus Olsson, Ingela Nyström, Andreas Thor
BACKGROUND: Several studies have evaluated accuracy of intraoral scanners (IOS), but data is lacking regarding variations between IOS systems in the depiction of the critical finish line and the finish line accuracy. The aim of this study was to analyze the level of finish line distinctness (FLD), and finish line accuracy (FLA), in 7 intraoral scanners (IOS) and one conventional impression (IMPR). Furthermore, to assess parameters of resolution, tessellation, topography, and color. METHODS: A dental model with a crown preparation including supra and subgingival finish line was reference-scanned with an industrial scanner (ATOS), and scanned with seven IOS: 3M, CS3500 and CS3600, DWIO, Omnicam, Planscan and Trios...
February 23, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Kerstin A Kessel, Marco Me Vogel, Anna Alles, Sophie Dobiasch, Hanna Fischer, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Mobile apps are evolving in the medical field. However, ongoing discussions have questioned whether such apps are really valuable and whether patients will accept their use in day-to-day clinical life. Therefore, we initiated a usability study in our department. OBJECTIVE: We present our results of the first app prototype and patient testing of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment in oncological patients. METHODS: We developed an app prototype for the iOS operating system within eight months in three phases: conception, initial development, and pilot testing...
February 20, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
L Arcuri, M Contaldo, R Santoro, A Pozzi, C Lorenzi, C Arcuri, A Barlattani, L Tettamanti, L Ottria
Nowadays, an increasing number of dentists are using intraoral scanners (IOS) in their daily practice as an alternative to conventional impression taking. One of the main concerns is related to the capability of scanning the subgingival anatomy of the die, usually very challenging due to the limited operative field and the presence of oral fluids. The radiosurgery assisted gingival displacement technique (RAGD) may enhance the intraoral optical scanning of the finish line and neighbor tooth anatomy. The contour of the interim prosthesis is used to drive the tip of radiosurgery electrode along the tooth surface and open selectively the gingival crevice with a prosthetically-driven and minimally invasive approach...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Yinzuo Zhou, Luming Zhang, Chao Zhang, Ping Li, Xuelong Li
Retargeting aims at adapting an original high-resolution photograph/video to a low-resolution screen with an arbitrary aspect ratio. Conventional approaches are generally based on desktop PCs, since the computation might be intolerable for mobile platforms (especially when retargeting videos). Typically, only low-level visual features are exploited, and human visual perception is not well encoded. In this paper, we propose a novel retargeting framework that rapidly shrinks a photograph/video by leveraging human gaze behavior...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Meyer Kattan, Leonard B Bacharier, George T O'Connor, Robyn Cohen, Ronald L Sorkness, Wayne Morgan, Peter J Gergen, Katy F Jaffee, Cynthia M Visness, Robert A Wood, Gordon R Bloomberg, Susan Doyle, Ryan Burton, James E Gern
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of the technical acceptability of spirometry and impulse oscillometry (IOS) and clinical correlations of the measurements have not been well studied in young children. There are no large studies focused on African American and Hispanic children. OBJECTIVES: We sought to (1) compare the acceptability of spirometry and IOS in 3- to 5-year-old children and (2) examine the relationship of maternal smoking during pregnancy to later lung function...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Ewa-Lena Johansson, Ewa Ternesten-Hasséus, Per Gustafsson, Teet Pullerits, Monica Arvidsson, Eva Millqvist
BACKGROUND: Chronic cough is a common symptom and related to several pulmonary, airway and heart diseases. When all likely medical explanations for the coughing are excluded, there remains a large group of patients with chronic coughing, which is mostly a cough reflex easily triggered by environmental irritants and noxious stimuli. The main aim of this study was to improve the diagnostic ability to differentiate chronic idiopathic cough (CIC) from asthma. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with CIC, 16 patients with mild asthma and 21 control participants were included...
February 10, 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Zhilian Huang, Michael Soljak, Bernhard Otto Boehm, Josip Car
AIMS: We assessed the number, proportion and clinical relevance of diabetes self-management apps in major languages spoken by ten countries with the greatest number of people with diabetes. METHODS: China, India, USA, Brazil, Russian Federation, Mexico, Indonesia, Egypt, Japan and Pakistan were identified as the ten countries with the largest number of people with diabetes based on the latest NCD-RisC survey. Android and iOS apps in the ten national languages were extracted with a search strategy...
February 12, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
Aaron B Holley, Wesley D Boose, Michael Perkins, Karen L Sheikh, Nancy P Solomon, Angela M Dietsch, Jafar Vossoughi, Arthur T Johnson, Jacob F Collen
Introduction: Following reports of respiratory symptoms among service members returning from deployment to South West Asia (SWA), an expert panel recommended pre-deployment spirometry be used to assess disease burden. Unfortunately, testing with spirometry is high cost and time-consuming. The airflow perturbation device (APD) is a handheld monitor that rapidly measures respiratory resistance (APD-Rr) and has promising but limited clinical data. Its speed and portability make it ideally suited for large volume pre-deployment screening...
February 7, 2018: Military Medicine
Mohammed Hussein M Alsharbaty, Marzieh Alikhasi, Simindokht Zarrati, Ahmed Reza Shamshiri
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of a digital implant impression technique using a TRIOS 3Shape intraoral scanner (IOS) compared to conventional implant impression techniques (pick-up and transfer) in clinical situations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-six patients who had two implants (Implantium, internal connection) ranging in diameter between 3.8 and 4.8 mm in posterior regions participated in this study after signing a consent form. Thirty-six reference models (RM) were fabricated by attaching two impression copings intraorally, splinted with autopolymerizing acrylic resin, verified by sectioning through the middle of the index, and rejoined again with freshly mixed autopolymerizing acrylic resin pattern (Pattern Resin) with the brush bead method...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Eskinder Eshetu Ali, Amanda Kai Sin Teo, Sherlyn Xue Lin Goh, Lita Chew, Kevin Yi-Lwern Yap
BACKGROUND: With the recent proliferation of smartphone medication adherence applications (apps), it is increasingly more difficult for patients and clinicians to identify the most useful app. OBJECTIVE: To develop a quality assessment tool for medication adherence apps, and evaluate the quality of such apps from the major app stores. METHODS: In this study, a Medication Adherence App Quality assessment tool (MedAd-AppQ) was developed and two evaluators independently assessed apps that fulfilled the following criteria: availability in English, had at least a medication reminder feature, non-specific to certain disease conditions (generic apps), free of technical malfunctions and availability on both the iPhone Operating System (iOS) and Android platforms...
February 2, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Jonathan Cadieux, Alison L Chasteen, Dominic J Packer PhD
Objectives: With our rapidly aging population, it is critical to understand biases toward older people and what can be done to reduce ageism. Intergenerational contact can improve attitudes towards older people, but the effect of inclusion of outgroups in the self (IOS) in the context of intergenerational contact remains unexplored. In addition, stereotypes of warmth and incompetence may be affected differently by contact experiences and have different roles in effecting change in ageist attitudes...
February 1, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Livnat Afriat-Jurnou, Rami Cohen, Irina Paluy, Ran Ben-Adiva, Itamar Yadid
Inulinases are fructofuranosyl hydrolases that target the β-2,1 linkage of inulin and hydrolyze it into fructose, glucose and inulooligosaccharides (IOS), the latter are of growing interest as dietary fibers. Inulinases from various microorganisms have been purified, characterized and produced for industrial applications. However, there remains a need for inulinases with increased catalytic activity and better production yields to improve the hydrolysis process and fulfill the growing industrial demands for specific fibers...
February 1, 2018: Biotechnology Progress
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