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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911349/quantification-of-vascular-function-changes-under-different-emotion-states-a-pilot-study
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Yirong Xia, Licai Yang, Xueqin Mao, Dingchang Zheng, Chengyu Liu
Recent studies have indicated that physiological parameters change with different emotion states. This study aimed to quantify the changes of vascular function at different emotion and sub-emotion states. Twenty young subjects were studied with their finger photoplethysmographic (PPG) pulses recorded at three distinct emotion states: natural (1 minute), happiness and sadness (10 minutes for each). Within the period of happiness and sadness emotion states, two sub-emotion states (calmness and outburst) were identified with the synchronously recorded videos...
November 25, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910248/use-of-heart-rate-variability-and-photoplethysmograph-derived-parameters-as-assessment-signals-of-radiofrequency-therapy-efficacy-for-chronic-pain
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Jing-Jhao Ye, Chiung-Cheng Chuang, Yu-Ting Tai, Kuan-Ting Lee, Kuo-Sheng Hung
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency therapy (RFT) generates molecular motion, and produces heat and electromagnetic effects on tissues, which attenuate pain sensation and thereby relieve pain. This study was to observe the altering trend of physiological parameters after RFT for chronic cervical or lumbar pain. METHODS: This study recruited 66 patients with chronic cervical or lumbar pain, and recorded their physiological parameters before and after RFT by using heart rate variability (HRV) and photoplethysmography (PPG) to explore the feasibility of RFT efficacy assessment...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900173/how-accurate-are-the-wrist-based-heart-rate-monitors-during-walking-and-running-activities-are-they-accurate-enough
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Sarah E Stahl, Hyun-Sung An, Danae M Dinkel, John M Noble, Jung-Min Lee
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) monitors are valuable devices for fitness-orientated individuals. There has been a vast influx of optical sensing blood flow monitors claiming to provide accurate HR during physical activities. These monitors are worn on the arm and wrist to detect HR with photoplethysmography (PPG) techniques. Little is known about the validity of these wearable activity trackers. AIM: Validate the Scosche Rhythm (SR), Mio Alpha (MA), Fitbit Charge HR (FH), Basis Peak (BP), Microsoft Band (MB), and TomTom Runner Cardio (TT) wireless HR monitors...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896011/skin-inhomogeneity-as-a-source-of-error-in-remote-ppg-imaging
#4
Andreia Vieira Moço, Sander Stuijk, Gerard de Haan
Remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) imaging is an optical technique to remotely assess the local cutaneous microcirculation. Despite its potential for enabling health-related applications, the current understanding of the outcome images/maps remains incomplete. In this paper, we present a model and supporting experiments confirming the contribution of skin inhomogeneity to the morphology of PPG waveforms. Since rPPG imagers rely on the complex inner-product operator and may combine multiple wavelengths, the derived phase measurements reflect morphological heterogeneity of PPG signals to a larger extent than propagation-related phase differences...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893403/real-time-robust-heart-rate-estimation-from-wrist-type-ppg-signals-using-multiple-reference-adaptive-noise-cancellation
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Sayeed Chowdhury, Rakib Hyder, Md Samzid Hafiz, Mohammad Ariful Haque
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877058/teneligliptin-real-world-efficacy-assessment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-india-treat-india-study
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Sujoy Ghosh, Shailesh Trivedi, Debmalya Sanyal, K D Modi, Sandeep Kharb
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Teneligliptin was introduced in India in May 2015. It has gained popularity and is already widely prescribed in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This "real life" data collection was conducted to assess the efficacy of teneligliptin in Indian T2DM patients. METHODS: Predesigned structured proforma was used to collect information from the prescribing physicians regarding the efficacy of teneligliptin when prescribed as monotherapy as well as combination therapy with other antidiabetic drugs in T2DM patients...
2016: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875128/towards-a-robust-estimation-of-respiratory-rate-from-pulse-oximeters
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Marco A F Pimentel, Alistair E W Johnson, Peter H Charlton, Drew Birrenkott, Peter J Watkinson, Lionel Tarassenko, David A Clifton
OBJECTIVE: Current methods for estimating respiratory rate (RR) from the photoplethysmogram (PPG) typically fail to distinguish between periods of high- and low-quality input data, and fail to perform well on independent "validation" datasets. The lack of robustness of existing methods directly results in a lack of penetration of such systems into clinical practice. The present work proposes an alternative method to improve the robustness of the estimation of RR from the PPG. METHODS: The proposed algorithm is based on the use of multiple autoregressive models of different orders for determining the dominant respiratory frequency in the three respiratory-induced variations (frequency, amplitude and intensity) derived from the PPG...
November 18, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873173/comparison-of-non-invasive-peripheral-venous-saturations-with-venous-blood-co-oximetry
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A M Belhaj, J P Phillips, P A Kyriacou, R M Langford
The estimation of venous oxygen saturations using photoplethysmography (PPG) may be useful as a noninvasive continuous method of detecting changes in regional oxygen supply and demand (e.g. in the splanchnic circulation). The aim of this research was to compare PPG-derived peripheral venous oxygen saturations directly with venous saturation measured from co-oximetry blood samples, to assess the feasibility of non-invasive local venous oxygen saturation. This paper comprises two similar studies: one in healthy spontaneously-breathing volunteers and one in mechanically ventilated anaesthetised patients...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867733/multi-wavelength-photoplethysmography-method-for-skin-arterial-pulse-extraction
#9
Jing Liu, Bryan Ping-Yen Yan, Wen-Xuan Dai, Xiao-Rong Ding, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Ni Zhao
In this work, we present a multi-wavelength (MW) PPG method exploiting the wavelength dependence of light penetration in skin tissue to provide depth resolution of skin blood pulsation. The MW PPG system requires two to three light sources in different wavelengths and extracts the arterial blood pulsation through a multi-wavelength multi-layer light-skin interaction model, which removes the capillary pulsation (determined from the short-wavelength PPG signal) from the long-wavelength PPG signal using absorption weighting factors that are quasi-analytically calibrated...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834659/a-novel-chewing-detection-system-based-on-ppg-audio-and-accelerometry
#10
Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos
In the context of dietary management, accurate monitoring of eating habits is receiving increased attention. Wearable sensors, combined with the connectivity and processing of modern smart phones, can be used to robustly extract objective, and real-time measurements of human behaviour. In particular, for the task of chewing detection, several approaches based on an in-ear microphone can be found in the literature, while other types of sensors have also been reported, such as strain sensors. In this work, performed in the context of the SPLENDID project, we propose to combine an in-ear microphone with a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor placed in the ear concha, in a new high accuracy and low sampling rate prototype chewing detection system...
November 4, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833513/plasma-and-urinary-type-iv-collagen-levels-for-early-detection-of-nephropathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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K Balu Mahendran, M Vijaya Bhaskar, K Santha, R Inmozhi, K K Perumal
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy is a major complication with high morbidity and mortality, and leads to end stage renal disease (ESRD). Type IV collagen is the main component of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) and the extracellular matrix. The thickening of the GBM is due to accumulation of type IV collagen and alterations in its structure and composition. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of plasma and urine type IV collagen with albuminuria status and to determine the clinical implications of type IV collagen as a marker in the early stage of diabetic nephropathy...
October 2016: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816592/simultaneous-quantification-of-myelin-basic-protein-and-tau-proteins-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-serum-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-using-nanoimmunosensor
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Burak Derkus, Pinar Acar Bozkurt, Metin Tulu, Kaan C Emregul, Canan Yucesan, Emel Emregul
This study was aimed at the development of an immunosensor for the simultaneous quantification of Myelin Basic Protein (MBP) and Tau proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum, obtained from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. The newly developed GO/pPG/anti-MBP/anti-Tau nanoimmunosensor has been established by immobilization of MBP and Tau antibodies. The newly developed nanoimmunosensor was tested, optimized and characterized using differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)...
October 12, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801825/a-clinical-trial-about-a-food-supplement-containing-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-on-oxidative-stress-markers-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Giuseppe Derosa, Angela D'Angelo, Davide Romano, Pamela Maffioli
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a food supplement containing α-lipoic acid and of a placebo on glyco-metabolic control and on oxidative stress markers in type 2 diabetics. We randomized 105 diabetics to either a supplementation containing 600 mg of α-lipoic acid, 165 mg of L-carnosin, 7.5 mg of zinc, and vitamins of group B, or a placebo, for three months. We evaluated body mass index, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), post-prandial-glucose (PPG), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting plasma insulin (FPI), HOMA-index (HOMA-IR), lipid profile, high sensitivity C-reactive protein (Hs-CRP), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), malondialdehyde (MDA)...
October 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796905/lixisenatide-improves-glycemic-control-in-asian-type-2-diabetic-patients-inadequately-controlled-with-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Hua Shu, Li-Na Gu, Li-Chuang Men, Ju-Ming Lu
INTRODUCTION: Lixisenatide is a novel GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Its efficacy and safety have been assessed in a series of phase 3 studies included in the GetGoal program. In these studies, lixisenatide was found to be superior to placebo in glycemic control. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the safety and efficacy of lixisenatide as an adjunct therapy in Asian patients with T2DM in adequately controlled with oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs)...
December 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792811/retinal-and-macular-ganglion-cell-count-estimated-with-optical-coherence-tomography-rtvue-100-as-a-candidate-biomarker-for-glaucoma
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Teresa Rolle, Laura Dallorto, Beatrice Bonetti
Purpose: To evaluate the ability of total and macular estimated retinal ganglion cell (RGC) counts to discriminate between healthy and glaucomatous eyes. To determine threshold markers of the estimated RGCs taking into account age dependence. Methods: This was a cross-sectional, observational study. The study group consisted of 176 eyes subdivided in three groups: 32 healthy, 91 preperimetric (PPG), and 53 primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) eyes. The estimate of total and macular number of RGCs was obtained using a model described later...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775912/a-robust-motion-artifact-detection-algorithm-for-accurate-detection-of-heart-rates-from-photoplethysmographic-signals-using-time-frequency-spectral-features
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Duy Dao, S M A Salehizadeh, Yeon Noj, Jo Woon Chong, Chae Cho, Dave Mcmanus, Chad E Darling, Yitzhak Mendelson, Ki H Chon
Motion and noise artifacts (MNAs) impose limits on the usability of the photoplethysmogram (PPG), particularly in the context of ambulatory monitoring. MNAs can distort PPG, causing erroneous estimation of physiological parameters such as heart rate (HR) and arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2). In this study we present a novel approach, "TifMA," based on using the Time-frequency spectrum of PPG to first detect the MNA-corrupted data and next discard the non-usable part of the corrupted data. The term "non-usable" refers to segments of PPG data from which the HR signal cannot be recovered accurately...
October 21, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774055/stimulation-of-baroresponsive-parts-of-the-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract-produces-nitric-oxide-mediated-choroidal-vasodilation-in-rat-eye
#17
Chunyan Li, Malinda E C Fitzgerald, Nobel Del Mar, Anton Reiner
Preganglionic parasympathetic neurons of the ventromedial part of the superior salivatory nucleus (SSN) mediate vasodilation of orbital and choroidal blood vessels, via their projection to the nitrergic pterygopalatine ganglion (PPG) neurons that innervate these vessels. We recently showed that the baroresponsive part of the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) innervates choroidal control parasympathetic preganglionic neurons of SSN in rats. As this projection provides a means by which blood pressure (BP) signals may modulate choroidal blood flow (ChBF), we investigated if activation of baroresponsive NTS evokes ChBF increases in rat eye, using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) to measure ChBF transclerally...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760960/-analysis-of-short-term-outcomes-after-laparoscopy-assisted-pylorus-preserving-gastrectomy
#18
Junji Kawada, Masaya Nishino, Yohei Hosoda, Hiromitsu Hoshino, Miho Okano, Kenichi Nagai, Masaki Okuyama, Yongkook Kim, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
BACKGROUND: Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy(PPG)has long been used for the treatment of early gastric cancer, and its survival benefits, postoperative symptoms, and functional outcomes have already been reported in several studies. This study aimed to evaluate the short-term outcomes after LAPPG in our hospital. METHODS: Ten patients with early gastric cancer underwent LAPPG from 2013 to 2015 in our hospital. Their short-term outcomes after LAPPG were retrospectively analyzed...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760729/a-portable-infrared-photoplethysmograph-heartbeat-of-mytilus-galloprovincialis-analyzed-by-mri-and-application-to-bathymodiolus-septemdierum
#19
Eriko Seo, Toshiyuki Sazi, Morio Togawa, Osamu Nagata, Masataka Murakami, Shigeaki Kojima, Yoshiteru Seo
Infrared photoplethysmogram (IR-PPG) and magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the Mytilus galloprovincialis heart were obtained simultaneously. Heart rate was varied by changing temperature, aerial exposure and hypoxia. Higher heart rates (35-20 beat min(-1)) were usually observed at 20°C under the aerobic condition, and typical IR-PPG represented a single peak (peak v). The upward and downward slopes of the peak v corresponded to the filling and contracting of the ventricle, respectively. A double-peak IR-PPG was observed in a wide range of heart rates (5 to 35 beats min(-1)) under various conditions...
November 15, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752932/determination-of-saturation-heart-rate-and-respiratory-rate-at-forearm-using-a-nellcor%C3%A2-forehead-spo2-saturation-sensor
#20
Jarkko Harju, Antti Vehkaoja, Ville Lindroos, Pekka Kumpulainen, Sasu Liuhanen, Arvi Yli-Hankala, Niku Oksala
Alterations in arterial blood oxygen saturation, heart rate (HR), and respiratory rate (RR) are strongly associated with intra-hospital cardiac arrests and resuscitations. A wireless, easy-to-use, and comfortable method for monitoring these important clinical signs would be highly useful. We investigated whether the Nellcor™ OxiMask MAX-FAST forehead sensor could provide data for vital sign measurements when located at the distal forearm instead of its intended location at the forehead to provide improved comfortability and easy placement...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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