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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526865/realization-of-large-energy-proportion-in-the-central-lobe-by-coherent-beam-combination-based-on-conformal-projection-system
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Dong Zhi, Zhixin Zhang, Yanxing Ma, Xiaolin Wang, Zilun Chen, Wuming Wu, Pu Zhou, Lei Si
In this paper, we experimentally validate a tiled-aperture conformal projection system with the largest array filling factor and element beam truncation factor to the best of our knowledge. The conformal projection system, which is made up of a hexagonal adaptive fiber-optics collimator (AFOC) array with the proximate ideal intensity distributions, is fabricated and the performance of output beam is tested and evaluated properly and carefully. Both of the active phase-locking control and precise tip-tilt control are implemented successfully in the CBC of the hexagonal seven-beam-array...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522107/differences-in-neurohumoral-and-hemodynamic-response-to-prolonged-head-up-tilt-between-patients-with-high-and-normal-standing-norepinephrine-forms-of-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome
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Luka Crnošija, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Mila Lovrić, Anamari Junaković, Vladimir Miletić, Rujana Šprljan Alfirev, Antun Pavelić, Ivan Adamec, Mario Habek
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal timing for blood sample collection of catecholamines and the possible correlations between neurohumoral and hemodynamic responses to prolonged head-up tilt (HUT) in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). METHODS: Nineteen patients underwent a 30-minute, 70° HUT test. Blood samples (norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine and dopamine) were taken in the 10th minute of supine, and 10th, 20th and 30th minutes of HUT. RESULTS: There were no significant differences in the proportion of high and normal standing NE patients in the different time points...
May 11, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508794/on-the-prototyping-of-an-ict-enhanced-toilet-system-for-assisting-older-persons-living-independently-and-safely-at-home
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Paul Panek, Gabor Fazekas, Theresa Lüftenegger, Peter Mayer, Tamas Pilissy, Matteo Raffaelli, Atilla Rist, Ramona Rosenthal, Arso Savanovic, Anna Sobjak, Franziska Sonntag, Andras Toth, Birgit Unger
Standard toilets often do not meet the needs of a significant number of older persons and persons with disabilities. The EU funded iToilet project aims at design and development of a new type of ICT enhanced modular toilet system which shall be able to support autonomy, dignity and safety of older persons living at home. Methodologically the project started with gathering user requirements by means of questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussion involving a total of 74 persons, thereof 41 subjects with movement disorders (primary users), 21 caregivers (secondary users) and 12 healthcare managers (tertiary users)...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508522/in-situ-observation-of-twin-boundary-sliding-in-single-crystalline-cu-nanowires
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Yonghai Yue, Qi Zhang, Xuejiao Zhang, Zhenyu Yang, Penggang Yin, Lin Guo
Using a homemade, novel, in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) double tilt tensile device, plastic behavior of single crystalline Cu nanowires of around 150 nm are studied. Deformation twins occur during the tests as predesigned before the experiments. In situ observation of twin boundary sliding (TBS) caused by full dislocation (extended dislocation) is first revealed at the atomic scale which is confirmed by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation results. Combined with twin boundary migration and multiple dislocations nucleated from surface, TBS causes a superlarge fracture strain which is over 166% and a severe necking which is over 93%, far beyond the typical values for most nanomaterials without twins...
May 16, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501956/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-sagittal-alignment-in-the-cervical-spine-after-insertion-of-supraphysiologic-lordotic-implants
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Donald J Blaskiewicz, Jeffrey E Harris, Patrick P Han, Alexander W Turner, Gregory M Mundis
PURPOSE: Cervical spine malalignment can develop as a consequence of degenerative disc disease or following spinal surgery. When normal sagittal alignment of the spine is disrupted, further degeneration may occur adjacent to the deformity. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in lordosis and sagittal alignment in the cervical spine after insertion of supraphysiologic lordotic implants. METHODS: Eight cadaveric cervical spines (Occiput-T1) were tested...
May 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494046/traditional-postextractive-implant-site-preparation-compared-with-pre-extractive-interradicular-implant-bed-preparation-in-the-mandibular-molar-region-using-an-ultrasonic-device-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Antonio Scarano
PURPOSE: The immediate placement of single postextractive implants is increasing in the everyday clinical practice. Due to insufficient bone tissue volume, proper primary stability, essential for subsequent osseointegration, is sometimes not reached. The aim of this work was to compare two different approaches: implant bed preparation before and after root extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients of both sexes were selected who needed an implant-prosthetic rehabilitation of the fractured first mandibular molar or presented an untreatable endodontic pathology...
May 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487646/human-inspired-eigenmovement-concept-provides-coupling-free-sensorimotor-control-in-humanoid-robot
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Alexei V Alexandrov, Vittorio Lippi, Thomas Mergner, Alexander A Frolov, Georg Hettich, Dusan Husek
Control of a multi-body system in both robots and humans may face the problem of destabilizing dynamic coupling effects arising between linked body segments. The state of the art solutions in robotics are full state feedback controllers. For human hip-ankle coordination, a more parsimonious and theoretically stable alternative to the robotics solution has been suggested in terms of the Eigenmovement (EM) control. Eigenmovements are kinematic synergies designed to describe the multi DoF system, and its control, with a set of independent, and hence coupling-free, scalar equations...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486730/die-randunscharfe-papille-eine-diagnostische-herausforderung
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Julia Biermann, Wolf Alexander Lagrèze
Correct differential diagnosis in cases of blurred optic disc margins is a challenging task for ophthalmologists. The reliable differentiation of pseudopapilloedema and true papilloedema has significant implications for proper patient management. Conditions that give rise to pseudopapilloedema include small crowded discs, tilted discs and optic nerve head drusen. Conditions that cause bilateral true swelling of the optic nerve head with initially good visual acuity include those that are secondary to raised intracranial pressure (optic disc edema, ODE)...
May 9, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472974/benefit-of-dual-chamber-pacing-with-closed-loop-stimulation-in-tilt-induced-cardio-inhibitory-reflex-syncope-biosync-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michele Brignole, Marco Tomaino, Arnaud Aerts, Fabrizio Ammirati, Félix Alejandro Ayala-Parades, Jean-Claude Deharo, Attilio Del Rosso, Mohamed H Hamdan, Maurizio Lunati, Angel Moya, Alessio Gargaro
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of dual-chamber cardiac pacing in neuro-mediated reflex syncope with a cardio-inhibitory response to the Tilt-Table test (TT) has not been definitively assessed so far. The lack of reproducibility of results from previous studies may be partially explained by discrepancies in subject selection and some weaknesses in design and methods. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has set a class IIb indication to pacemaker implantation in this population recommending further research...
May 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455623/classification-of-normal-sagittal-spine-alignment-refounding-the-roussouly-classification
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Féthi Laouissat, Amer Sebaaly, Martin Gehrchen, Pierre Roussouly
PURPOSE: Although the Roussouly classification of common variants in spinal sagittal alignment is well accepted, no studies have implemented it in an asymptomatic adult population. In addition, no study investigated the radiographic features of asymptomatic patients with an anteverted pelvis. The aim of this prospective radiographic study of 296 asymptomatic adults without spinal pathology was to investigate how the Roussouly classification could include the anteverted pelvis concept...
April 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455466/dislocation-of-a-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-is-more-common-in-patients-with-a-lumbar-spinal-fusion
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A J Buckland, V Puvanesarajah, J Vigdorchik, R Schwarzkopf, A Jain, E O Klineberg, R A Hart, J J Callaghan, H Hassanzadeh
AIMS: Lumbar fusion is known to reduce the variation in pelvic tilt between standing and sitting. A flexible lumbo-pelvic unit increases the stability of total hip arthroplasty (THA) when seated by increasing anterior clearance and acetabular anteversion, thereby preventing impingement of the prosthesis. Lumbar fusion may eliminate this protective pelvic movement. The effect of lumbar fusion on the stability of total hip arthroplasty has not previously been investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Medicare database was searched for patients who had undergone THA and spinal fusion between 2005 and 2012...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451595/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-repair-versus-reconstruction-for-recurrent-patellar-instability-two-year-results-of-an-algorithm-based-approach
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Jason L Dragoo, Michael Nguyen, Corey T Gatewood, Jacob D Taunton, Simon Young
BACKGROUND: Patellar instability remains a challenging problem for both the patient and surgeon. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair has historically had poor results, and due to this, there is currently a trend toward reconstruction. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: This study was undertaken to investigate experience with repair versus reconstruction of the MPFL using a multifactorial treatment algorithm approach. Our hypothesis was that there will be no significant difference in outcome scores between patients in the MPFL repair and reconstruction groups...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446583/a-shared-neural-integrator-for-human-posture-control
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Stephanie E Haggerty, Amy R Wu, Kathleen H Sienko, Arthur D Kuo
Control of standing posture requires fusion of multiple inputs including visual, vestibular, somatosensory, and other sensors, each having distinct dynamics. The semicircular canals, for example, have a high-pass filter response to angular velocity, quickly sensing a step change in head rotational velocity followed by a decay. To stabilize gaze despite this decay, the central nervous system supplies a neural "velocity storage" integrator, a filter that extends the angular velocity signal. Similar filtering might contribute temporal dynamics to posture control, as suggested by some state estimation models...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443004/assessing-somatosensory-utilization-during-unipedal-postural-control
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Rahul Goel, Yiri E De Dios, Nichole E Gadd, Erin E Caldwell, Brian T Peters, Millard F Reschke, Jacob J Bloomberg, Lars I E Oddsson, Ajitkumar P Mulavara
Multisensory-visual, vestibular and somatosensory information is integrated for appropriate postural control. The primary goal of this study was to assess somatosensory utilization during a functional motor task of unipedal postural control, in normal healthy adults. Assessing individual bias in the utilization of individual sensory contributions during postural control may help customization of rehabilitation protocols. In this study, a test paradigm of unipedal stance control in supine orientation with and without vision was assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437341/measurement-of-thoracic-inlet-alignment-on-mri-reliability-and-the-influence-of-body-position
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Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Zhen Liu, Leilei Xu, Zezhang Zhu, Bangping Qian, Xu Sun, Qing Jiang, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reliability of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure thoracic outlet parameters and whether supine MRI could supersede upright x-ray in measuring these parameters. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: On x-ray, overlapped soft and bony tissues make sternum contour invisible. Thus, measuring thoracic inlet (TI) alignment on x-ray may be inaccurate. MRI could clearly show anatomy around TI...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436843/fabrication-and-performance-of-a-miniaturized-and-integrated-endoscope-ultrasound-convex-array-for-digestive-tract-imaging
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Jue Peng, Xiaojian Peng, Hu Tang, Xiaozhen Li, Ruimin Chen, Yang Li, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen, Koping Shung, Qifa Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This work presents the design, fabrication and testing of a miniaturized and integrated ultrasound endoscope for use as an in situ digestive diagnostic device to facilitate real-time ultrasound guidance of intervention treatments. METHODS: We designed an optimal structure to integrate an auto-focus 5-megapixel camera module with an 8-MHz, 64-element curvilinear ultrasonic array in one miniaturized package. A novel three-axis auto-focusing voice coil motor (VCM) was designed and manufactured for the camera module to move the lens position for auto-focusing and to adjust the lens tilt...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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
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