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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337148/on-the-estimation-accuracy-of-the-3d-body-center-of-mass-trajectory-during-human-locomotion-inverse-vs-forward-dynamics
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Gaspare Pavei, Elena Seminati, Dario Cazzola, Alberto E Minetti
The dynamics of body center of mass (BCoM) 3D trajectory during locomotion is crucial to the mechanical understanding of the different gaits. Forward Dynamics (FD) obtains BCoM motion from ground reaction forces while Inverse Dynamics (ID) estimates BCoM position and speed from motion capture of body segments. These two techniques are widely used by the literature on the estimation of BCoM. Despite the specific pros and cons of both methods, FD is less biased and considered as the golden standard, while ID estimates strongly depend on the segmental model adopted to schematically represent the moving body...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332869/perceived-enjoyment-concentration-intention-and-speed-violation-behavior-using-flow-theory-and-theory-of-planned-behavior
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Charles Atombo, Chaozhong Wu, Hui Zhang, Tina D Wemegah
OBJECTIVE: Road accidents are an important public health concern and speeding is a major contributor. Although, flow theory (FLT) is a valid model for understanding behavior, currently the nature of the roles and interplay, of FLT constructs within the theory of planned behavior (TPB) framework when attempting to explain the determinants of motivations for intention to speed and speeding behavior of car drivers is not yet known. The study aims to synthesize TPB and FLT in explaining drivers of advanced vehicles intention to speed and speed violation behavior and evaluate factors which are critical for explaining intention and behavior...
March 23, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321639/brain-oxygenation-declines-in-elite-kenyan-runners-during-a-maximal-interval-training-session
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Jordan Santos-Concejero, F Billaut, L Grobler, J Oliván, T D Noakes, R Tucker
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterise the cerebral oxygenation (Cox) response during a high-intensity interval training session in Kenyan runners, and to examine any relationship with running performance. METHODS: 15 Kenyan runners completed a 5-km time trial (TT) and a Fatigue Training Test on a treadmill (repeated running bouts of 1-km at a pace 5% faster than their mean 5-km TT pace with a 30-s recovery until exhaustion). Changes in Cox were monitored via near-infrared spectroscopy through concentration changes in oxy- and deoxy-haemoglobin (Δ[O2Hb] and Δ[HHb]), tissue oxygenation index (TOI), and total hemoglobin index (nTHI)...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320887/hip-region-muscular-dystrophy-and-emergence-of-motor-deficits-in-dysferlin-deficient-bla-j-mice
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Nadia Nagy, Randal J Nonneman, Telmo Llanga, Catherine F Dial, Natallia V Riddick, Tom Hampton, Sheryl S Moy, Kimmo K Lehtimäki, Toni Ahtoniemi, Jukka Puoliväli, Hillarie Windish, Douglas Albrecht, Isabelle Richard, Matthew L Hirsch
The identification of a dysferlin-deficient animal model that accurately displays both the physiological and behavior aspects of human dysferlinopathy is critical for the evaluation of potential therapeutics. Disease progression in dysferlin-deficient mice is relatively mild, compared to the debilitating human disease which manifests in impairment of particular motor functions. Since there are no other known models of dysferlinopathy in other species, locomotor proficiency and muscular anatomy through MRI (both lower leg and hip region) were evaluated in dysferlin-deficient B6...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319757/interaction-driver-bicyclist-on-rural-roads-effects-of-cross-sections-and-road-geometric-elements
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Francesco Bella, Manuel Silvestri
The interaction of motorists and bicyclists, particularly during passing maneuvers, is cited as one of the primary causes of bicyclist fatalities. This paper reports the results of a driving simulator study, which sought to analyze the effects that three cross-section configurations of a two-lane rural road and four geometric elements of the road have on driver behavior, during the interaction with a cyclist. A two-lane rural road, about 11km long, was designed and implemented in an advanced-interactive driving simulator...
March 17, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319395/spreading-kinetics-of-ultra-thin-liquid-films-using-molecular-dynamics
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Brooklyn Ann Noble, C Mathew Mate, Bart Raeymaekers
Ultra-thin liquid films play a critical role in numerous engineering applications. Although crucial to the design and application of ultra-thin liquid films, the physical mechanisms that govern spreading on the molecular scale are not well-understood, and disagreement among experiments, simulations, and theory remains. We use molecular dynamics simulations to quantify the speed at which the edge of a polymer droplet advances on a flat substrate as a function of various environmental and design parameters. We explain the physical mechanisms that drive and inhibit spreading, identify different spreading regimes, and clarify transitions between spreading regimes...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318285/reading-through-the-life-span-individual-differences-in-psycholinguistic-effects
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Rob A I Davies, Ruth Arnell, Julia M H Birchenough, Debbie Grimmond, Sam Houlson
The effects of psycholinguistic variables are critical to the evaluation of theories about the cognitive reading system. However, reading research has tended to focus on the impact of key variables on average performance. We report the first investigation examining variation in psycholinguistic effects across the life span, from childhood into old age. We analyzed the performance of a sample of 535 readers, aged 8-83 years in lexical decision and pronunciation tasks. Our findings show that the effects on reading of two key variables, frequency and AoA, decrease in size with increasing age over the life span...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317121/divergence-in-physiological-factors-affecting-swimming-performance-between-anadromous-and-resident-populations-of-brook-charr-salvelinus-fontinalis
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A Crespel, A Dupont-Prinet, L Bernatchez, G Claireaux, R Tremblay, C Audet
In this study, an anadromous strain (L) and a freshwater-resident (R) strain of brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis as well as their reciprocal hybrids, were reared in a common environment and submitted to swimming tests combined with salinity challenges. The critical swimming speeds (Ucrit ) of the different crosses were measured in both fresh (FW) and salt water (SW) and the variations in several physiological traits (osmotic, energetic and metabolic capacities) that are predicted to influence swimming performance were documented...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314083/characterization-of-dormant-and-active-human-cancer-cells-by-quantitative-phase-imaging
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Peng Guo, Jing Huang, Marsha A Moses
The switch of tumor cells from a dormant, non-angiogenic phenotype to an active, angiogenic phenotype is a critical step in early cancer progression. To date, relatively little is known about the cellular behaviors of angiogenic and non-angiogenic tumor cell phenotypes. In this study, holographic imaging cytometry, a quantitative phase imaging (QPI) technique was used to continuously and non-invasively analyze, quantify, and compare a panel of fundamental cellular behaviors of angiogenic and non-angiogenic human osteosarcoma cells (KHOS) in a simple and economical way...
March 17, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304241/wireless-teleophthalmology-a-novel-low-cost-flexible-network-architecture-and-its-performance-evaluation-for-remote-eye-care-solutions
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Shashwat Pathak, Basant Kumar
INTRODUCTION: This article proposes a novel, cost-effective, flexible, and easy-to-deploy wireless teleophthalmology network architecture and performance evaluation for its potential use in remote areas. This study has used practical telecommunication standards, which is widely deployed throughout India. METHODS: In the proposed scenario, patient's eye images are obtained using a specified imaging modality, and then sent to a server at the primary eye care centre (PECC) using ZigBee a short-range wireless network...
March 17, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299194/recent-trends-in-airway-management
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REVIEW
Joelle Karlik, Michael Aziz
Tracheal intubation remains a life-saving procedure that is typically not difficult for experienced providers in routine conditions. Unfortunately, difficult intubation remains challenging to predict and intubation conditions may make the event life threatening. Recent technological advances aim to further improve the ease, speed, safety, and success of intubation but have not been fully investigated. Video laryngoscopy, though proven effective in the difficult airway, may result in different intubation success rates in various settings and in different providers' hands...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297966/traffic-model-with-an-absorbing-state-phase-transition
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M L L Iannini, Ronald Dickman
We consider a modified Nagel-Schreckenberg (NS) model in which drivers do not decelerate if their speed is smaller than the headway (number of empty sites to the car ahead). (In the original NS model, such a reduction in speed occurs with probability p, independent of the headway, as long as the current speed is greater than zero.) In the modified model the free-flow state (with all vehicles traveling at the maximum speed, v_{max}) is absorbing for densities ρ smaller than a critical value ρ_{c}=1/(v_{max}+2)...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297935/dynamics-of-the-quantum-search-and-quench-induced-first-order-phase-transitions
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Ivan B Coulamy, Andreia Saguia, Marcelo S Sarandy
We investigate the excitation dynamics at a first-order quantum phase transition (QPT). More specifically, we consider the quench-induced QPT in the quantum search algorithm, which aims at finding out a marked element in an unstructured list. We begin by deriving the exact dynamics of the model, which is shown to obey a Riccati differential equation. Then, we discuss the probabilities of success by adopting either global or local adiabaticity strategies. Moreover, we determine the disturbance of the quantum criticality as a function of the system size...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297320/vmat-linear-accelerator-commissioning-and-quality-assurance-dose-control-and-gantry-speed-tests
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Michael P Barnes, Pejman Rowshanfarzad, Peter B Greer
In VMAT treatment delivery the ability of the linear accelerator (linac) to accurately control dose versus gantry angle is critical to delivering the plan correctly. A new VMAT test delivery was developed to specifically test the dose versus gantry angle with the full range of allowed gantry speeds and dose rates. The gantry-mounted IBA MatriXX with attached inclinometer was used in movie mode to measure the instantaneous relative dose versus gantry angle during the plan every 0.54 s. The results were compared to the expected relative dose at each gantry angle calculated from the plan...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296413/ac-electroosmosis-enhanced-nanoplasmofluidic-detection-of-ultralow-concentration-cytokine
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Yujing Song, Pengyu Chen, Meng Ting Chung, Robert Nidetz, Younggeun Park, Zhenhui Liu, Walker McHugh, Timothy T Cornell, Jianping Fu, Katsuo Kurabayashi
Label-free, nanoparticle-based plasmonic optical biosensing, combined with device miniaturization and microarray integration, has emerged as a promising approach for rapid, multiplexed biomolecular analysis. However, limited sensitivity prevents the wide use of such integrated label-free nanoplasmonic biosensors in clinical and life science applications where low-abundance biomolecule detection is needed. Here, we present a nanoplasmofluidic device integrated with microelectrodes for rapid, label-free analysis of a low-abundance cell signaling protein, detected by AC electroosmosis-enhanced localized surface plasmon resonance (ACE-LSPR) biofunctional nanoparticle imaging...
March 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295809/a-new-method-to-predict-the-need-for-a-rashkind-procedure-in-fetuses-with-dextro-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Maciej Słodki, Roland Axt-Fliedner, Katarzyna Zych-Krekora, Aline Wolter, Andreea Kawecki, Christian Enzensberge, Ewa Gulczyńska, Maria Respondek-Liberska
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal congenital heart disease classification system specify critical d-TGA with restriction of the foramen ovale (which requires Rashkind procedure) and planned d-TGA. However, current prenatal diagnostic criteria for post-delivery foramen ovale (FO) restriction in d-TGA are inadequate, resulting in a high false negative rate. We aim to find an echocardiographic features to predict the need for Rashkind procedure. METHODS: 98 patients from 2 European centers diagnosed prenatally with fetal d-TGA from 2006 to 2013 were analyzed and two groups were compared: 1) those in which the Rashkind procedure was performed within the first 24 hours of life; and 2) those who did not undergo a Rashkind procedure before cardiac surgery...
March 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295116/polymer-liquids-fracture-like-solids
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Qian Huang, Ole Hassager
While fracture in brittle solids has been studied for centuries until today, there are few studies on fracture in polymer liquids. Recent developments in experimental techniques, especially the combination of controlled filament stretching rheometry and high speed imaging, have opened new windows into the detailed study of fracture processes for polymer liquids. High speed imaging shows that polymer liquids fracture like solids with initiation and propagation of an edge fracture. However, remarkable features such as highly reproducible critical stress, independent appearance of multiple fractures, and trumpet crack profiles, reveal mechanisms which are significantly different from solids...
March 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293187/comparison-of-cognitive-change-after-working-memory-training-and-logic-and-planning-training-in-healthy-older-adults
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Vina M Goghari, Linette Lawlor-Savage
Recent attention has focused on the benefits of cognitive training in healthy adults. Many commercial cognitive training programs are available given the attraction of not only bettering one's cognitive capacity, but also potentially preventing age-related declines, which is of particular interest to older adults. The issue of whether cognitive training can improve performance within cognitive domains not trained (i.e., far transfer) is controversial, with meta-analyses of cognitive training both supporting and falsifying this claim...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289759/thermal-imaging-of-the-pulp-during-residual-adhesive-removal
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Gökmen Kurt, Nisa Gül, Özgür Er, Gülşen Çakmak, Emre Bendeş, Veysel Aslantaş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the temperature changes of the pulpal area during different adhesive clean-up procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 80 freshly extracted adult maxillary premolar teeth were divided into four groups. Adhesive clean-up was performed with 6- and 12-fluted tungsten carbide burs (TCB) using low- and high-speed handpieces with air or water cooling after bracket debonding. The temperature changes and cool down times were evaluated with a thermal camera...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287122/spad-imagers-for-super-resolution-localization-microscopy-enable-analysis-of-fast-fluorophore-blinking
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Ivan Michel Antolovic, Samuel Burri, Claudio Bruschini, Ron A Hoebe, Edoardo Charbon
sCMOS imagers are currently utilized (replacing EMCCD imagers) to increase the acquisition speed in super resolution localization microscopy. Single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) imagers feature frame rates per bit depth comparable to or higher than sCMOS imagers, while generating microsecond 1-bit-frames without readout noise, thus paving the way to in-depth time-resolved image analysis. High timing resolution can also be exploited to explore fluorescent dye blinking and other photophysical properties, which can be used for dye optimization...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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