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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430261/wideband-spectrum-analysis-of-ultra-high-frequency-radio-wave-signals-due-to-advanced-one-phonon-non-collinear-anomalous-light-scattering
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Alexandre S Shcherbakov, Adan Omar Arellanes
We present a principally new acousto-optical cell providing an advanced wideband spectrum analysis of ultra-high frequency radio-wave signals. For the first time, we apply a recently developed approach with the tilt angle to a one-phonon non-collinear anomalous light scattering. In contrast to earlier cases, now one can exploit a regime with the fixed optical wavelength for processing a great number of acoustic frequencies simultaneously in the linear regime. The chosen rutile-crystal combines a moderate acoustic velocity with low acoustic attenuation and allows us wide-band data processing within GHz-frequency acoustic waves...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429801/the-dizzy-patient-don-t-forget-disorders-of-the-central-vestibular-system
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REVIEW
Thomas Brandt, Marianne Dieterich
Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common complaints in neurology clinics, and they account for about 13% of the patients entering emergency units. In this Review, we focus on central vestibular disorders, which are mostly attributable to acute unilateral lesions of the bilateral vestibular circuitry in the brain. In a tertiary interdisciplinary outpatient dizziness unit, central vestibular disorders, including vestibular migraine, comprise about 25% of the established diagnoses. The signs and symptoms of these disorders can mimic those of peripheral vestibular disorders with sustained rotational vertigo...
April 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429690/-our-experience-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-vasovagal-syncope-and-inappropriate-sinus-tachycardia-in-children
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Sezen Ugan Atik, Reyhan Dedeoğlu, Aida Koka, Funda Öztunç
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to share our experience in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who presented at our clinic with syncope, pre-syncope, dizziness, and palpitations. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who were treated at pediatric cardiology clinic for complaints of syncope, dizziness, and palpitations between 2014 and 2016 were enrolled in the study. Detailed history of the patients, physical examination findings, laboratory and electrocardiogram results were recorded...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422686/an-integrated-movement-analysis-framework-to-study-upper-limb-function-a-pilot-study
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Kimberly Kontson, Ian Marcus, Barbara Myklebust, Eugene Civillico
The functional capabilities of individuals with upper limb disabilities are assessed throughout rehabilitation and treatment regimens using functional outcome measures. For the upper limb amputee population, there are none which quantitatively take into account the quality of movement while an individual is performing tasks. In this work, we demonstrate the use of an integrated movement analysis framework, based on motion capture and ground reaction force data, to capture quantitative information about how subjects complete a commonly used functional outcome measure, the Box and Blocks Test (BBT)...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419063/the-effect-of-elevated-intracranial-pressure-on-frequency-tuning-of-air-conducted-ocular-vestibular-myogenic-potentials-in-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-patients
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Rebecca Maxwell, Claudia Jerin, Robert Gürkov
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of increased intracranial pressure on ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (oVEMP) amplitudes and frequency tuning in patients with Ménière's disease (MD) to elucidate whether oVEMPS recorded under such conditions could provide a simple and accurate diagnostic test for MD. SETTING: Tertiary referral center for otology and neurotology. PATIENTS: Ten patients with certain unilateral MD (mean age = 48...
April 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413750/an-optically-isotropic-antiferroelectric-liquid-crystal-oi-aflc-display-mode-operating-over-a-wide-temperature-range-using-ternary-bent-core-liquid-crystal-mixtures
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Leah Bergquist, Cuiyu Zhang, Roberta R Ribeiro de Almeida, Brittany Pellegrene, Miroslaw Salamonczyk, Matthew Kim, Jung-Im Hwang, Kyeong-Jin Kim, Joun-Ho Lee, Antal Jákli, Torsten Hegmann
We report on the synthesis and characterization of bent-core liquid crystal (LC) compounds and the preparation of mixtures that provide an optically isotropic antiferroelectric (OI-AFLC) liquid crystal display mode over a very wide temperature interval and well below room temperature. From the collection of compounds synthesized during this study, we recognized that several ternary mixtures displayed a modulated SmCaPA phase down to below -40 °C and up to about 100 °C on both heating and cooling, as well as optical tilt angles in the transformed state of approximately 45° (optically isotropic state)...
April 2017: ChemistryOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412801/-preliminary-report-on-the-application-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-anterior-capsulotomy-in-intumescent-white-cataract-surgery
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T T Peng, Y Wang, X Y Bao
Objective: To assess the effect of femtosecond laser-assisted anterior capsulotomy in intumescent white cataract surgery. Methods: Retrospective case series study. One hundred and fifty cataract patients (150 eyes) from June 2014 to June 2015 in Wuhan Aier ophthalmology hospital were enrolled in this study. They were divided into three groups: 50 intumescent white cataract patients (50 eyes) in the study group were performed femtosecond laser-assisted capsulotomy (LenSx system) operation selectively. Fifty intumescent white cataract patients (50 eyes) underwent normal manual continuous circular capsulorhexis as the control group 1...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407243/simulations-of-membrane-bound-diglycosylated-human-prion-protein-reveal-potential-protective-mechanisms-against-misfolding
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Chin Jung Cheng, Heidi Koldsø, Marc W Van der Kamp, Birgit Schiøtt, Valerie Daggett
Prion diseases are associated with the misfolding of the prion protein (PrP) from its normal cellular form (PrP(C) ) to its infectious scrapie form (PrP(S)(c) ). Posttranslational modifications of PrP in vivo can play an important role in modulating the process of misfolding. To gain more insight into the effects of posttranslational modifications on PrP structure and dynamics and to test the hypothesis that such modifications can interact with the protein, we have performed molecular dynamics simulations of diglycosylated human PrP(C) bound to a lipid bilayer via a glycophosphatidylinositol anchor...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407148/effects-of-closed-loop-stimulation-vs-ddd-pacing-on-haemodynamic-variations-and-occurrence-of-syncope-induced-by-head-up-tilt-test-in-older-patients-with-refrac-tory-cardioinhibitory-vasovagal-syncope-the-tilt-test-induced-response-in-closed-loop-stimulation
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Pietro Palmisano, Gabriele Dell'Era, Vincenzo Russo, Maria Zaccaria, Rolando Mangia, Miriam Bortnik, Federica De Vecchi, Ailia Giubertoni, Fabiana Patti, Andrea Magnani, Gerardo Nigro, Anna Rago, Eraldo Occhetta, Michele Accogli
Aims: Closed-loop stimulation (CLS) seemed promising in preventing the recurrence of vasovagal syncope (VVS) in patients with a cardioinhibitory response to head-up tilt test (HUTT) compared with conventional pacing. We hypothesized that the better results of this algorithm are due to its quick reaction in high-rate pacing delivered in the early phase of vasovagal reflex, which increase the cardiac output and the blood pressure preventing loss of consciousness. Methods and results: This prospective, randomized, single-blind, multicentre study was designed as an intra-patient comparison and enrolled 30 patients (age 62...
April 12, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404450/does-lying-in-the-recovery-position-increase-the-likelihood-of-not-delivering-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Miguel Freire-Tellado, Rubén Navarro-Patón, Maria Del Pilar Pavón-Prieto, Marta Fernández-López, Javier Mateos-Lorenzo, Ivan López-Fórneas
BACKGROUND: Resuscitation guidelines endorse unconscious and normally breathing out-of-hospital victims to be placed in the recovery position to secure airway patency, but recently a debate has been opened as to whether the recovery position threatens the cardiac arrest victim's safety assessment and delays the start of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. AIM: To compare the assessment of the victim's breathing arrest while placed in the recovery position versus maintaining an open airway with the continuous head tilt and chin lift technique to know whether the recovery position delays the cardiac arrest victim's assessment and the start of cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
April 9, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401995/orthostatic-dizziness-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-attributed-to-cerebral-hypoperfusion-a-transcranial-doppler-study
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Jinse Park, Hee-Tae Kim, Kang Min Park, Sam Yeol Ha, Sung Eun Kim, Kyong Jin Shin, Si Eun Kim, Wooyoung Jang, Ji Sun Kim, Jinyoung Youn, Engsoek Oh, Suyeon Park
OBJECTIVES: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is controversially regarded as the cause of orthostatic dizziness in Parkinson's disease (PD). We sought to evaluate whether cerebral autoregulation is an alternative cause for orthostatic dizziness in PD patients, using transcranial Doppler monitoring during head-up tilting. METHODS: Forty-five PD patients with dizziness, 13 PD patients without dizziness, and 10 age-matched healthy controls were enrolled. Participants were divided into the following four groups: patients with dizziness and OH (group 1, n = 22), patients with dizziness but no OH (n = 23, group 2), patients without dizziness (n = 11, group 3), and age-matched healthy controls (n = 10, group 4)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396638/physiological-mechanisms-mediating-the-coupling-between-heart-period-and-arterial-pressure-in-response-to-postural-changes-in-humans
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Alessandro Silvani, Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, Blair D Johnson, Noud van Helmond, Giorgio Barletta, Anna G Cecere, Michael J Joyner, Pietro Cortelli
The upright posture strengthens the coupling between heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP) consistently with a greater contribution of the arterial baroreflex to cardiac control, while paradoxically decreasing cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (cBRS). To investigate the physiological mechanisms that mediate the coupling between HP and SAP in response to different postures, we analyzed the cross-correlation functions between low-frequency HP and SAP fluctuations and estimated cBRS with the sequence technique in healthy male subjects during passive head-up tilt test (HUTT, n = 58), during supine wakefulness, supine slow-wave sleep (SWS), and in the seated and active standing positions (n = 8), and during progressive loss of 1 L blood (n = 8) to decrease central venous pressure in the supine position...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396288/impact-of-sympathetic-activation-on-pain-threshold-in-human-subjects
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Laurent Devoize, Christian Dualé, Claude Dubray, Radhouane Dallel
This study examined the effect of the sympathetic activation with the head-up tilt test (HUT) on electrocutaneous pain in 56 young normotensive volunteers. Systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP), diastolic arterial blood pressure (DAP), heart rate (HR), sensory and pain thresholds to electrocutaneous stimulation were measured 30s before (in supine position), during (at 10s, 90s, 3min and 5min) and 10min after HUT (in supine position). No relationship was found between resting BP and pain perception. HUT significantly increased DAP and HR, but did not change SAP...
April 7, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395963/dosimetric-impact-assessment-using-a-general-algorithm-in-geant4-simulations-for-a-complex-shaped-multileaf-collimator
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Á Perales, M A Cortés-Giraldo, H Miras, R Arráns, M I Gallardo
PURPOSE: We have developed an inhouse algorithm for the multileaf collimator (MLC) geometry model construction with an appropriate accuracy for dosimetric tests. Our purpose is to build a complex type of MLC and analyze the influence of the modeling parameters on the dose calculation. METHODS: Using radiochromic films as detector the following tests were done: (I) Density test field: to compare measured and calculated dose distributions in order to determine the tungsten alloy physical density value...
April 7, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395636/ttk-chitra-tilting-disc-heart-valve-model-tc2-an-assessment-of-fatigue-life-and-durability
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N N Subhash, Adathala Rajeev, Sreedharan Sujesh, C V Muraleedharan
Average age group of heart valve replacement in India and most of the Third World countries is below 30 years. Hence, the valve for such patients need to be designed to have a service life of 50 years or more which corresponds to 2000 million cycles of operation. The purpose of this study was to assess the structural performance of the TTK Chitra tilting disc heart valve model TC2 and thereby address its durability. The TC2 model tilting disc heart valves were assessed to evaluate the risks connected with potential structural failure modes...
April 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393021/edge-detection-and-mathematic-fitting-for-corneal-surface-with-matlab-software
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Yue Di, Mei-Yan Li, Tong Qiao, Na Lu
AIM: To select the optimal edge detection methods to identify the corneal surface, and compare three fitting curve equations with Matlab software. METHODS: Fifteen subjects were recruited. The corneal images from optical coherence tomography (OCT) were imported into Matlab software. Five edge detection methods (Canny, Log, Prewitt, Roberts, Sobel) were used to identify the corneal surface. Then two manual identifying methods (ginput and getpts) were applied to identify the edge coordinates respectively...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390935/evaluation-of-clinical-gait-analysis-parameters-in-patients-affected-by-multiple-sclerosis-analysis-of-kinematics
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Giacomo Severini, Mario Manca, Giovanni Ferraresi, Luisa Maria Caniatti, Michela Cosma, Francesco Baldasso, Sofia Straudi, Monica Morelli, Nino Basaglia
BACKGROUND: Clinical Gait Analysis is commonly used to evaluate specific gait characteristics of patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis. The aim of this report is to present a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the changes in Clinical Gait Analysis parameters in patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis. METHODS: In this study a sample of 51 patients with different levels of disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale 2-6.5) was analyzed. We extracted a set of 52 parameters from the Clinical Gait Analysis of each patient and used statistical analysis and linear regression to assess differences among several groups of subjects stratified according to the Expanded Disability Status Scale and 6-Minutes Walking Test...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390166/application-of-navigated-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-the-anterior-pelvic-plane-in-patients-with-degenerative-hip-diseases
#18
Andrzej Kochman, Adrian Goral, Tobias Martin, Wojciech Marek, Josef Kozak, Monika Morawska-Kochman, Marek Synder
OBJECTIVES: Correct positioning of the acetabular cup is the key for successful total-hip replacement. In common clinical practice, the target alignment of the cup is defined with respect to the anterior pelvic plane. In patients with substantial anterior pelvic plane inclination, this condition may lead to inappropriate distribution of the load on the cup, as most of the forces exerted within the hip joint act along the vertical axis. With the known pelvic inclination, it is possible to readjust the position of the cup with respect to the individual posture of the patient...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388886/allograft-tendon-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-talofibular-ligament-and-calcaneofibular-ligament-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ankle-instability
#19
Weikai Wang, Guo Hong Xu
BACKGROUND: The purpose was retrospectively to investigate functional and clinical outcomes after anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) reconstruction using a single allograft. METHODS: Patients with severe chronic lateral instability of the ankle underwent surgery after conservative treatment failed. Ultrasounds of the ankle were performed, and if the AFTL and CFL were completely torn without enough soft tissue for repair, the ligaments were reconstructed using allograft tendon...
April 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388089/critical-comparison-of-biomembrane-force-fields-protein-lipid-interactions-at-the-membrane-interface
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Angelica Sandoval-Perez, Kristyna Pluhackova, Rainer A Böckmann
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations offer the possibility to study biological processes at high spatial and temporal resolution often not reachable by experiments. Corresponding biomolecular force field parameters have been developed for a wide variety of molecules ranging from inorganic ligands and small organic molecules over proteins and lipids to nucleic acids. Force fields have typically been parametrized and validated on thermodynamic observables and structural characteristics of individual compounds, e...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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