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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532890/fascial-manipulation-%C3%A2-for-persistent-knee-pain-following-acl-and-meniscus-repair
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Sannasi Rajasekar, Aurélie Marie Marchand
Fascial Manipulation(®) (FM) is a manual therapy approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Anomalous fascial tension is common following surgery due to surgical scar, inadequate mobility and fear of movement. Fascial tension may result in pain and loss of mobility. This case report aims at investigating the effectiveness of FM(®) on pain and function in a patient following knee surgery. A 32 years old male patient, with persisting knee pain following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (hamstring graft) and meniscal repair, underwent the systematic FM(®) assessment process, the selected centers of coordination of myofascial units were treated...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532888/biological-effects-of-direct-and-indirect-manipulation-of-the-fascial-system-narrative-review
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Giovanni Parravicini, Andrea Bergna
INTRODUCTION: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is effective in improving function, movement and restoring pain conditions. Despite clinical results, the mechanisms of how OMT achieves its' effects remain unclear. The fascial system is described as a tensional network that envelops the human body. Direct or indirect manipulations of the fascial system are a distinctive part of OMT. OBJECTIVE: This review describes the biological effects of direct and indirect manipulation of the fascial system...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529537/a-web-based-tool-for-automatic-data-collection-curation-and-visualization-of-complex-healthcare-survey-studies-including-social-network-analysis
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José Alberto Benítez, José Emilio Labra, Enedina Quiroga, Vicente Martín, Isaías García, Pilar Marqués-Sánchez, Carmen Benavides
There is a great concern nowadays regarding alcohol consumption and drug abuse, especially in young people. Analyzing the social environment where these adolescents are immersed, as well as a series of measures determining the alcohol abuse risk or personal situation and perception using a number of questionnaires like AUDIT, FAS, KIDSCREEN, and others, it is possible to gain insight into the current situation of a given individual regarding his/her consumption behavior. But this analysis, in order to be achieved, requires the use of tools that can ease the process of questionnaire creation, data gathering, curation and representation, and later analysis and visualization to the user...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522259/assessing-the-effects-of-manual-dexterity-and-playing-computer-games-on-catheter-wire-manipulation-for-inexperienced-operators
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Z Alsafi, Y Hameed, P Amin, S Shamsad, U Raja, A Alsafi, M S Hamady
AIM: To investigate the effect of playing computer games and manual dexterity on catheter-wire manipulation in a mechanical aortic model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical student volunteers filled in a preprocedure questionnaire assessing their exposure to computer games. Their manual dexterity was measured using a smartphone game. They were then shown a video clip demonstrating renal artery cannulation and were asked to reproduce this. All attempts were timed. Two-tailed Student's t-test was used to compare continuous data, while Fisher's exact test was used for categorical data...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512858/comprehension-of-handwriting-development-pen-grip-kinetics-in-handwriting-tasks-and-its-relation-to-fine-motor-skills-among-school-age-children
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Yu-Chen Lin, Yen-Li Chao, Shyi-Kuen Wu, Ho-Hsio Lin, Chieh-Hsiang Hsu, Hsiao-Man Hsu, Li-Chieh Kuo
BACKGROUND/AIM: Numerous tools have been developed to evaluate handwriting performances by analysing written products. However, few studies have directly investigated kinetic performances of digits when holding a pen. This study thus attempts to investigate pen-grip kinetics during writing tasks of school-age children and explore the relationship between the kinetic factors and fine motor skills. METHODS: This study recruited 181 children aged from 5 to 12 years old and investigated the effects of age on handwriting kinetics and the relationship between these and fine motor skills...
May 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512119/complementary-and-integrative-medicine-in-the-management-of-headache
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REVIEW
Denise Millstine, Christina Y Chen, Brent Bauer
Headaches, including primary headaches such as migraine and tension-type headache, are a common clinical problem. Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), formerly known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), uses evidence informed modalities to assist in the health and healing of patients. CIM commonly includes the use of nutrition, movement practices, manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body strategies. This review summarizes the literature on the use of CIM for primary headache and is based on five meta-analyses, seven systematic reviews, and 34 randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506939/printed-mdct-3d-models-for-prediction-of-left-atrial-appendage-laa-occluder-device-size-a-feasibility-study
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Orly Goitein, Noam Fink, Victor Guetta, Roy Beinart, Yafim Brodov, Eli Konen, David Goitein, Elio Di Segni, Avishay Grupper, Michael Glikson
AIMS: Trans-esophageal echocardiography (TEE) and MDCT currently serve as imaging modalities for left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion pre-procedural planning. We assessed the feasibility of multi-detector CT (MDCT) based models to predict the correct size of device for LAA occlusion procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients planned for LAA occlusion underwent MDCT before implantation, which was used for creating and printing 3D LAA models. Three cardiologists evaluated the 3D models and predicted the correct size of the device by manual manipulation, these predictions were compared with the actual device implanted during the procedure...
May 16, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505955/the-immediate-effects-of-manual-stretching-and-cervicothoracic-junction-manipulation-on-cervical-range-of-motion-and-upper-trapezius-pressure-pain-thresholds
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William J Hanney, Emilio Puentedura, Morey J Kolber, Xinliang Liu, Patrick S Pabian, Scott Cheatham
INTRODUCTION: Myofascial pain is a common impairment treated with various manual interventions including spinal thrust manipulation and stretching; however, the comparative efficacy of each intervention is uncertain. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to evaluate thrust manipulation targeting the cervicothoracic junction compared to a manual stretch of the upper trapezius muscle on cervical range of motion and upper trapezius pressure pain thresholds (PPTs). METHODS: Healthy participants with no significant history of neck pain were randomized into a thrust manipulation group, a stretching group, or a control group...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503247/reconfigurable-microfluidic-device-with-discretized-sidewall
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Masahiro Oono, Keisuke Yamaguchi, Amirul Rasyid, Atsushi Takano, Masato Tanaka, Nobuyuki Futai
Various microfluidic features, such as traps, have been used to manipulate flows, cells, and other particles within microfluidic systems. However, these features often become undesirable in subsequent steps requiring different fluidic configurations. To meet the changing needs of various microfluidic configurations, we developed a reconfigurable microfluidic channel with movable sidewalls using mechanically discretized sidewalls of laterally aligned rectangular pins. The user can deform the channel sidewall at any time after fabrication by sliding the pins...
May 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501480/assessing-manual-dexterity-comparing-the-workability-rate-of-manipulation-test-with-the-minnesota-manual-dexterity-test
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Ying-Chih Wang, Rick Wickstrom, Sheng-Che Yen, Jay Kapellusch, Kimberly A Grogan
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: The WorkAbility Rate of Manipulation Test (WRMT), an adaptation of the Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test (MMDT), contains a revised board and protocols to improve its utility for therapy or fitness assessment. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To describe the development and preliminary psychometric properties of WRMT. METHODS: Sixty-six healthy participants completed MMDT and WRMT in a random order followed by a user experience survey...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465224/shoe-orthotics-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jerrilyn A Cambron, Jennifer M Dexheimer, Manuel Duarte, Sally Freels
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of shoe orthotics with and without chiropractic treatment for chronic low back pain as compared to no treatment. DESIGN: Randomized Controlled Trial SETTING: An integrative medicine teaching clinic at a Midwestern university. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and twenty-five adult subjects with symptomatic low back pain of 3 months or longer were recruited from a volunteer sample. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomized into one of three treatment groups (Orthotics, Plus, and Wait-list Groups)...
April 29, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459678/multi-imager-compatible-mr-safe-remote-center-of-motion-needle-guide-robot
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Dan Stoianovici, Changhan Jun, Sunghwan Lim, Pan Li, Doru Petrisor, Stanley Fricke, Karun Sharma, Kevin Cleary
We report the development of a new robotic system for direct image-guided interventions, DIGI (images acquired at the time of the intervention). The manipulator uses our previously reported Pneumatic Step Motors and is entirely made of electrically nonconductive, nonmetallic, and nonmagnetic materials. It orients a needle-guide with 2 degrees of freedom (DoF) about a fulcrum point located below the guide using an innovative Remote Center of Motion (RCM) parallelogram type mechanism. The depth of manual needle insertion is preset with a 3rd DoF, located remotely of the manipulator...
April 25, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454858/the-relationship-between-cell-phone-use-and-management-of-driver-fatigue-it-s-complicated
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Dyani Juanita Saxby, Gerald Matthews, Catherine Neubauer
INTRODUCTION: Voice communication may enhance performance during monotonous, potentially fatiguing driving conditions (Atchley & Chan, 2011); however, it is unclear whether safety benefits of conversation are outweighed by costs. The present study tested whether personalized conversations intended to simulate hands-free cell phone conversation may counter objective and subjective fatigue effects elicited by vehicle automation. METHOD: A passive fatigue state (Desmond & Hancock, 2001), characterized by disengagement from the task, was induced using full vehicle automation prior to drivers resuming full control over the driving simulator...
June 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450979/hydraulic-robotic-surgical-tool-changing-manipulator
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Abolfazl Pourghodrat, Carl A Nelson, Dmitry Oleynikov
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a surgical technique to perform "scarless" abdominal operations. Robotic technology has been exploited to improve NOTES and circumvent its limitations. Lack of a multitasking platform is a major limitation. Manual tool exchange can be time consuming and may lead to complications such as bleeding. Previous multifunctional manipulator designs use electric motors. These designs are bulky, slow, and expensive. This paper presents design, prototyping, and testing of a hydraulic robotic tool changing manipulator...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432256/global-sensitivity-analysis-of-onguard-models-identifies-key-hubs-for-transport-interaction-in-stomatal-dynamics
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Silvere Rm Vialet-Chabrand, Adrian Hills, Yizhou Wang, Howard Griffiths, Virgilio Lew, Tracy Lawson, Mike R Blatt, Simon Rogers
The physical requirement for charge to balance across biological membranes means that transmembrane transport of each ionic species is inter-related, and manipulating solute flux through any one transporter will affect other transporters at the same membrane, often with unforeseen consequences. The OnGuard systems modelling platform has helped to resolve the mechanics of stomatal movements, uncovering previously unexpected behaviors of stomata. To date, however, the manual approach to exploring model parameter space has captured little formal information about the emergent connections between parameters that define the most interesting properties of the system as a whole...
April 21, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421507/appendix-c-automated-vitrification-of-mammalian-embryos-on-a-digital-microfluidic-device
#16
Jun Liu, Derek G Pyne, Mohamed Abdelgawad, Yu Sun
This chapter introduces a digital microfluidic device that automates sample preparation for mammalian embryo vitrification. Individual microdroplets manipulated on the microfluidic device were used as microvessels to transport a single mouse embryo through a complete vitrification procedure. Advantages of this approach, compared to manual operation and channel-based microfluidic vitrification, include automated operation, cryoprotectant concentration gradient generation, and feasibility of loading and retrieval of embryos...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407872/further-investigation-of-distinct-components-of-stroop-interference-and-of-their-reduction-by-short-response-stimulus-intervals
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Maria Augustinova, Laetitia Silvert, Nicolas Spatola, Ludovic Ferrand
The aim of this paper is to extend the so-called semantic Stroop paradigm (Neely & Kahan, 2001) - which already successfully distinguishes between the contribution of the semantic vs. response conflict to Stroop interference - so that it can take account of and capture the separate contribution of task conflict. In line with this idea, the Stroop interference observed using the aforementioned paradigm with both short and long RSIs (500 vs. 2000ms) did indeed reflect the specific contribution of the task, semantic and response conflicts...
April 10, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388874/pgltools-a-genomic-arithmetic-tool-suite-for-manipulation-of-hi-c-peak-and-other-chromatin-interaction-data
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William W Greenwald, He Li, Erin N Smith, Paola Benaglio, Naoki Nariai, Kelly A Frazer
BACKGROUND: Genomic interaction studies use next-generation sequencing (NGS) to examine the interactions between two loci on the genome, with subsequent bioinformatics analyses typically including annotation, intersection, and merging of data from multiple experiments. While many file types and analysis tools exist for storing and manipulating single locus NGS data, there is currently no file standard or analysis tool suite for manipulating and storing paired-genomic-loci: the data type resulting from "genomic interaction" studies...
April 7, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363034/machine-learning-algorithms-to-code-public-health-spending-accounts
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Eoghan S Brady, Jonathon P Leider, Beth A Resnick, Y Natalia Alfonso, David Bishai
OBJECTIVES: Government public health expenditure data sets require time- and labor-intensive manipulation to summarize results that public health policy makers can use. Our objective was to compare the performances of machine-learning algorithms with manual classification of public health expenditures to determine if machines could provide a faster, cheaper alternative to manual classification. METHODS: We used machine-learning algorithms to replicate the process of manually classifying state public health expenditures, using the standardized public health spending categories from the Foundational Public Health Services model and a large data set from the US Census Bureau...
May 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362578/automated-catheter-navigation-with-electromagnetic-image-guidance
#20
Herman Alexander Jaeger, Pietro Nardelli, Conor O'Shea, Josef Tugwell, Kashif A Khan, Timothy Power, Michael O'Shea, Marcus P Kennedy, Padraig Cantillon-Murphy
This paper describes a novel method of controlling an endoscopic catheter using an automated catheter tensioning system with the objective of providing clinicians with improved manipulation capabilities within the patient. Catheters are used in many clinical procedures to provide access to the cardiopulmonary system. Control of such catheters is performed manually by the clinicians using a handle, typically actuating a single or opposing set of pull-wires. Such catheters are generally actuated in a single plane, requiring the clinician to rotate the catheter handle to navigate the system...
March 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
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