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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819162/inter-brain-network-underlying-turn-based-cooperation-and-competition-a-hyperscanning-study-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#1
Tao Liu, Godai Saito, Chenhui Lin, Hirofumi Saito
The present study examined neural substrates underlying turn-based cooperation and competition in a real two-person situation. We simultaneously measured pairs of participants' activations in their bilateral frontal, temporal, and parietal regions using a 96-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) system, when participants played a turn-taking disk-game on a computer. NIRS data demonstrated significant inter-brain neural synchronization (INS) across participant pairs' right posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) in both the cooperation and competition conditions, and the competition condition also involved significant INS in the right inferior parietal lobule (IPL)...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815387/image-guided-surgical-robotic-system-for-percutaneous-reduction-of-joint-fractures
#2
Giulio Dagnino, Ioannis Georgilas, Samir Morad, Peter Gibbons, Payam Tarassoli, Roger Atkins, Sanja Dogramadzi
Complex joint fractures often require an open surgical procedure, which is associated with extensive soft tissue damages and longer hospitalization and rehabilitation time. Percutaneous techniques can potentially mitigate these risks but their application to joint fractures is limited by the current sub-optimal 2D intra-operative imaging (fluoroscopy) and by the high forces involved in the fragment manipulation (due to the presence of soft tissue, e.g., muscles) which might result in fracture malreduction. Integration of robotic assistance and 3D image guidance can potentially overcome these issues...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813923/a-real-time-and-reduced-complexity-approach-to-the-detection-and-monitoring-of-static-joint-overloading-in-humans
#3
Wansoo Kim, Jinoh Lee, Nikos Tsagarakis, Arash Ajoudani
This paper proposes a novel technique for the real-time estimation of the joint torques variations in humans while performing heavy manipulation tasks. To achieve this, the method is based on the deviations of the Centre of Pressure (CoP) and Ground Reaction Force (GRF) in the presence of interaction forces. The CoP and GRF variations are calculated from the difference between the estimated values (assuming no interaction forces) using a pre-identified statically equivalent serial chain (SESC) and the measured ones (with the effect of interaction forces) using an external device...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813910/reference-path-generation-for-upper-arm-exoskeletons-considering-scapulohumeral-rhythms
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Rana Soltani-Zarrin, Amin Zeiaee, Reza Langari, Nina Robson
This paper proposes a reference path generation method for upper-limb rehabilitation exoskeletons considering the scapulohumeral rhythms of the shoulder. The developed method is based on Central Nervous System's (CNS) governing rules for coordination of arm motions, and to the best of our knowledge is the first computational model to consider the motion of the inner shoulder in path generation. Existing reference generation methods which utilize computational models such as minimum jerk, minimum torque, etc, are based on the assumption that the shoulder joint does not move, and the origin of the reference frame is defined at the center of the glenohumeral (GH) joint...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813887/the-effects-of-age-and-amplitude-on-wrist-proprioceptive-acuity
#5
Francesca Marini, Charmayne M L Hughes, Pietro Morasso, Lorenzo Masia
This study examined wrist proprioception in a cross-sectional sample of 44 children aged between 8-to 14-years and a control group of 10 neurologically and physically healthy adults. Using a 3-degrees of freedom robotic device, participants performed an ipsilateral joint position matching task in which target amplitude (40% or 80% functional range of motion [fRoM]) and degrees-of-freedom (Flexion/Extension [FE], Radial/Ulnar deviation [RUD], Pronation/Supination [PS]) were manipulated. Results indicated that proprioceptive function became more accurate and consistent over the developmental spectrum, but that the ability to utilize proprioceptive feedback did not reach adult levels till the age of 10-11 years...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798710/convergent-evaluation-of-working-memory-and-arithmetic-ability-in-a-child-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-without-intellectual-impairment
#6
Sandra Pellizzoni, Maria C Passolunghi
Studies focusing on a joint evaluation of both Working Memory (WM) and Math Ability (MA) in autism are far from abundant in literature, possibly due to inadequate methodological approaches and reported inconsistencies between results obtained in each separate field of research, resulting in contradictory conclusions. The specific aim of this case report is therefore evaluating and integrating results on these two cognitive abilities in a child with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual impairment. Our data on an autistic 10-year-old child (M...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798392/new-findings-in-a-400-million-year-old-devonian-placoderm-shed-light-on-jaw-structure-and-function-in-basal-gnathostomes
#7
Yuzhi Hu, Jing Lu, Gavin C Young
Arthodire placoderms have been proposed as the sister group of Chinese 'maxillate' placoderms plus all the more crownward gnathostomes. These basal groups provide key information for understanding the early evolution of jaws. Here, we test previous assumptions about placoderm jaw structure and function by using high-resolution computed tomography, digital dissection, and enlarged 3D printouts on a unique articulated 400 million-year-old buchanosteid arthrodire. The upper jaw has a double ethmoid and a palatobasal connection, but no otic connection; the dermal bone attachment for the quadrate is different to other placoderms...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797219/unresolving-trismus-following-third-molar-surgery-report-of-a-case-of-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-with-review-of-literature
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B R Rajanikanth, Kavitha Prasad, K Vineeth, Sushma M N Sonale, Khuteja Al-Kubra
BACKGROUND: Trismus is a problem commonly encountered by the dental practitioner. It has a number of potential causes, and its treatment will depend on the cause. However, there are very few reports of trismus due to fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) following third molar surgery. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: FOP is a rare human genetic disorder with characteristic clinical features like progressive formation of extraskeletal bone or heterotopic ossification and congenital malformation of the great toes...
August 11, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790943/the-effects-of-goal-relevance-and-perceptual-features-on-emotional-items-and-associative-memory
#9
Wei B Mao, Shu An, Xiao F Yang
Showing an emotional item in a neutral background scene often leads to enhanced memory for the emotional item and impaired associative memory for background details. Meanwhile, both top-down goal relevance and bottom-up perceptual features played important roles in memory binding. We conducted two experiments and aimed to further examine the effects of goal relevance and perceptual features on emotional items and associative memory. By manipulating goal relevance (asking participants to categorize only each item image as living or non-living or to categorize each whole composite picture consisted of item image and background scene as natural scene or manufactured scene) and perceptual features (controlling visual contrast and visual familiarity) in two experiments, we found that both high goal relevance and salient perceptual features (high salience of items vs...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774234/multiple-carpometacarpal-dislocations-of-the-hand-an-uncommon-variant-a-rare-case
#10
Milind Deshpande, Tanvir Doomra, Sambaprassad Nadkarni
Carpometacarpal fracture dislocations of the hand are a relatively uncommon injury. The injury is difficult to diagnose because of the gross swelling of the hand. The diagnosis of this unusual form of injury requires a high index of suspicion, vigilant examination and high-quality radiography. This article reports a case of young male grieved with dislocation of all carpometacarpal (CMC) joints due to motor vehicle collision. Standard radiographs and CT scan revealed dorsal dislocations of second to fourth CMC joints, volar fracture dislocation of fifth carpometacarpal joint, fracture dislocation of CMC joint of thumb and dorsal dislocation of the trapezoid...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771747/functional-indexes-of-reactive-cognitive-control-erps-in-cued-go-no-go-tasks
#11
Juri D Kropotov, Valery A Ponomarev, Marina Pronina, Lutz Jäncke
We aimed to determine the functional meaning of latent (hidden) components decomposed from ERPs, in the context of a go/no-go paradigm. To accomplish this, we used a new group blind source separation method, based on joint diagonalization of covariance matrices of ERPs. Four variants of a frequently used go/no-go paradigm were designed, in which operations of reactive cognitive control, such as conflict detection and action inhibition, were independently manipulated. The results showed that a latent component, generated in the anterior cingulate cortex, induced N2/P3 fluctuation only in conditions in which the prepotent model was violated, and thus can be associated with conflict detection operations...
August 3, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765635/conditional-knockdown-of-hyaluronidase-2-in-articular-cartilage-stimulates-osteoarthritic-progression-in-a-mice-model
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Yoshitoshi Higuchi, Yoshihiro Nishida, Eiji Kozawa, Lisheng Zhuo, Eisuke Arai, Shunsuke Hamada, Daigo Morita, Kunihiro Ikuta, Koji Kimata, Takahiro Ushida, Naoki Ishiguro
The catabolism of hyaluronan in articular cartilage remains unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of hyaluronidase 2 (Hyal2) knockdown in articular cartilage on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) using genetic manipulated mice. Destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) model of Col2a promoter specific conditional Hyal2 knockout (Hyal (-/-) ) mice was established and examined. Age related and DMM induced alterations of articular cartilage of knee joint were evaluated with modified Mankin score and immunohistochemical staining of MMP-13, ADAMTS-5, KIAA11199, and biotinylated- hyaluronan binding protein staining in addition to histomorphometrical analyses...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764713/non-iterative-geometric-approach-for-inverse-kinematics-of-redundant-lead-module-in-a-radiosurgical-snake-like-robot
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Olatunji Mumini Omisore, Shipeng Han, Lingxue Ren, Nannan Zhang, Kamen Ivanov, Ahmed Elazab, Lei Wang
BACKGROUND: Snake-like robot is an emerging form of serial-link manipulator with the morphologic design of biological snakes. The redundant robot can be used to assist medical experts in accessing internal organs with minimal or no invasion. Several snake-like robotic designs have been proposed for minimal invasive surgery, however, the few that were developed are yet to be fully explored for clinical procedures. This is due to lack of capability for full-fledged spatial navigation. In rare cases where such snake-like designs are spatially flexible, there exists no inverse kinematics (IK) solution with both precise control and fast response...
August 1, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762056/functional-brain-effects-of-hand-disuse-in-patients-with-trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis-executed-and-imagined-movements
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Martina Gandola, Maurilio Bruno, Laura Zapparoli, Gianluca Saetta, Elena Rolandi, Antonio De Santis, Giuseppe Banfi, Alberto Zerbi, Valerio Sansone, Eraldo Paulesu
The human trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint has a crucial evolutionary importance as it permits rotation and opposition of the thumb to the other fingers. In chronic TMC joint osteoarthritis (i.e., rhizarthrosis), this motor ability, essential for pinching, grasping, and manipulating objects, may become difficult or impossible due to intolerable pain. Here, we assess whether patients with rhizarthrosis show signs of abnormal brain representation of hand movements. To this end, we studied 35 patients with rhizarthrosis, affecting predominantly one of the two hands, and 35 healthy subjects who underwent both behavioural and fMRI measures of brain activity during overtly executed or imagined thumb-to-finger-opposition movements...
July 31, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761798/a-data-set-with-kinematic-and-ground-reaction-forces-of-human-balance
#15
Damiana A Dos Santos, Claudiane A Fukuchi, Reginaldo K Fukuchi, Marcos Duarte
This article describes a public data set containing the three-dimensional kinematics of the whole human body and the ground reaction forces (with a dual force platform setup) of subjects who were standing still for 60 s in different conditions, in which the subjects' vision and the standing surface were manipulated. Twenty-seven young subjects and 22 old subjects were evaluated. The data set comprises a file with metadata plus 1,813 files with the ground reaction force (GRF) and kinematics data for the 49 subjects (three files for each of the 12 trials plus one file for each subject)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753234/manipulative-interventions-for-reducing-pulled-elbow-in-young-children
#16
REVIEW
Marjolein Krul, Johannes C van der Wouden, Emma J Kruithof, Lisette Wa van Suijlekom-Smit, Bart W Koes
BACKGROUND: Pulled elbow (nursemaid's elbow) is a common injury in young children. It often results from a sudden pull on the arm, usually by an adult or taller person, which pulls the radius through the annular ligament, resulting in subluxation (partial dislocation) of the radial head. It can also be caused by a fall or twist. The child experiences sudden acute pain and loss of function in the affected arm. Pulled elbow is usually treated by manual reduction of the subluxed radial head...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753082/improvements-in-kinematic-performance-after-home-based-bimanual-intensive-training-for-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
#17
Ya-Ching Hung, Claudio L Ferre, Andrew M Gordon
AIMS: To evaluate the effects of home-based intensive bimanual training for children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP) on bimanual coordination using 3-D kinematic analyses. METHODS: Seven children with USCP (aged 29-54 months, MACS level: I-III) received 90 hours (2 hrs/day, 5days/week for 9 weeks) of Home Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Training (H-HABIT) provided by trained caregivers. A bimanual drawer-opening task was evaluated with eight infrared cameras using VICON workstation4...
July 28, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750962/conservative-management-of-temporomandibular-dysfunction-a-literature-review-with-implications-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-narrative-review-part-2
#18
REVIEW
Raymond Butts, James Dunning, Ron Pavkovich, Jersey Mettille, Firas Mourad
The effective management of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) requires a thorough understanding of the pathoanatomic factors that drive the underlying condition. After reviewing the etiology associated with TMD in Part 1 of this narrative review, the temporomandibular joint capsule, articular disc and muscles of mastication emerged as key players. (http://dx.doi.org/10.​1016/​j.​jbmt.​2017.​05.​017) Part 2 focuses on conservative treatment strategies best able to reduce the pain and disability associated with TMD...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750790/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-mesotherapy-in-the-management-of-osteoarthritis-related-pain-in-a-police-working-dog-using-the-canine-brief-pain-inventory
#19
REVIEW
João Carlos Alves, Ana Margarida Santos
CASE DESCRIPTON: A 9-year-old, 33.4kg (73.63Lb) male entire drug detection Labrador Retriever Dog was presented with an history of constant lameness from the right thoracic limb, aggravated with exercise and work. CLINICAL FIDINGS: Clinical examination revealed mild signs of pain on the manipulation of the elbow joint, with reduced range of motion on the end feel of joint flexion and extension and crepitation. Radiographic examination of the right elbow joint revealed severe, chronic osteoarthritis, with osteophyte formation on the humeral epicondyles and articular margin of the distomedial humerus, with a narrowed joint space, and osteophytes on the proximal radius, proximomedial ulna, and anconeal process...
March 2017: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742849/joint-action-aesthetics
#20
Staci Vicary, Matthias Sperling, Jorina von Zimmermann, Daniel C Richardson, Guido Orgs
Synchronized movement is a ubiquitous feature of dance and music performance. Much research into the evolutionary origins of these cultural practices has focused on why humans perform rather than watch or listen to dance and music. In this study, we show that movement synchrony among a group of performers predicts the aesthetic appreciation of live dance performances. We developed a choreography that continuously manipulated group synchronization using a defined movement vocabulary based on arm swinging, walking and running...
2017: PloS One
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