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H L Xue, C X Li, L X Duan, Y L Jing
Objective: The aim of this study is to retrospective analysis the clinic features of 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma. Method: Analyzes clinic features of injury in 118 cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after trauma, and classified and localized the craniocerebral trauma. The 118 cases were tested with different positioning tests in the sequence of Dix hallpike test and rolling test. Then, proper otolith manual reduction was given. Result: In 118 cases of BPPV after trauma including 35 cases of skull fracture, 6 cases of concussion, 17 cases of scalp hematoma, 28 cases of scalp laceration, 14 cases of mild brain contusion and 18 cases of head combined injury...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
Robert D Vining, Stacie A Salsbury, W Carl Cooley, Donna Gosselin, Lance Corber, Christine M Goertz
Objectives: Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions. Design: Chiropractic services were integrated into Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital (CMSH) through this project...
2018: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
José L Morales, Santiago Nava, Manlio F Márquez, Jorge González, Jorge Gómez-Flores, Luis Colín, Marco A Martínez-Ríos, Pedro Iturralde
OBJECTIVES: This cumulative case study was performed to properly address the possible mechanisms, forms, and consequences of "twiddler's," "reel," and "ratchet" syndromes. BACKGROUND: Twiddler's, reel, and ratchet syndromes are rare entities responsible for lead displacement of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED). METHODS: From 2007 to 2012, 1,472 CIED were implanted at our center. Eighty-nine cases were reviewed for failure of pacing circuit integrity...
November 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
Chi-Ying Lin, Bing-Cheng Hsu
Waxing is an important aspect of automobile detailing, aimed at protecting the finish of the car and preventing rust. At present, this delicate work is conducted manually due to the need for iterative adjustments to achieve acceptable quality. This paper presents a robotic waxing system in which surface images are used to evaluate the quality of the finish. An RGB-D camera is used to build a point cloud that details the sheet metal components to enable path planning for a robot manipulator. The robot is equipped with a multi-axis force sensor to measure and control the forces involved in the application and buffing of wax...
May 14, 2018: Sensors
Sabine Gogolok, Ute Köber, Steven M Pollard
Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) contain programmable DNA-binding domains that can be fused to various effectors to manipulate genetic sequences or transcriptional state. However, the construction of plasmids encoding the modular DNA-binding domain remains challenging due to their repetitive nature. Here, we describe methods for a simple TALE assembly reaction (STAR) that uses a 68-part plasmid library to create TALEs binding to 17 bp target sequences. Manual production of many tens of TALEs can be achieved using a simple 8 h protocol, with full length sequence-verified plasmids available within a few days...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Luis Augusto Teixeira, Joane Figueiredo Serpa Coutinho, Daniel Boari Coelho
In daily living activities, performance of spatially accurate manual movements in upright stance depends on postural stability. In the present investigation, we aimed to evaluate the effect of the required manual steadiness (task constraint) on the regulation of dynamic postural control. A single group of young participants (n=20) were evaluated in the performance of a dual posturo-manual task of balancing on a platform oscillating in sinusoidal translations at 0.4 Hz (low) or 1 Hz (high) frequencies while stabilizing a cylinder on a handheld tray...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
Vadim Yuferov, Eduardo R Butelman, Mary Jeanne Kreek
Background: Cannabis use disorders (CUDs) cause substantial neuropsychiatric morbidity and comorbidity. There is evidence for gender-based differences in CUDs, for instance, a greater prevalence in males than in females. The main active component of cannabis is delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC), a partial agonist of the cannabinoid type 1 receptor. Preclinical studies show that genetic or pharmacological manipulation of the kappa opioid receptor/dynorphin system modulates the effects of delta 9-THC...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Yanan Fu, Wenlong Jiang, Yichao Zhao, Yuli Huang, Heng Zhang, Hongju Wang, Jun Pu
Gene manipulation specifically in the heart significantly potentiate the investigation of cardiac disease pathomechanisms and their therapeutic potential. In vivo cardiac-specific gene delivery is commonly achieved by either systemic or local delivery. Systemic injection via tail vein is easy and efficient in manipulating cardiac gene expression by using recombinant adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9). However, this method requires a relatively high amount of vector for efficient transduction, and may result in nontarget organ gene transduction...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Carmen Fisher, Irene Sperandio
Familiar size is known to influence our perception of object's size and distance. In this study, we examined whether or not simple RTs (RTs) are also affected by prior knowledge of objects' size. In a series of experiments, participants were asked to respond as quickly as possible to briefly presented images of familiar objects, equated for luminance and retinal size. The effects of familiar size and object animacy on RTs were investigated under natural (Experiment 1) and reduced (Experiment 2) viewing conditions...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
Robert D McIntosh, Mark Mon-Williams, James R Tresilian
Most of human performance is subject to speed-accuracy trade-offs. For spatially constrained aiming, the trade-off is often said to take the specific form of Fitts' law, in which movement duration is predicted from a single factor combining target distance and target size. However, efforts to extend this law to the three-dimensional context of reaching to grasp (prehension) have had limited success. We suggest that there are potentially confounding influences in standard grasping, and we introduce a novel task to regularize the direction of approach and to eliminate the influences of nearby surfaces...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
Alexander W Chen, Walter Herzog
Sonomicrometry is widely applied in biomechanics and physiology to measure precise distances with high temporal resolution. Although commonly used, its usefulness is often limited by the presence of artifacts that require correction. Unfortunately, procedures reported in the literature for artifact correction are often unclear. Furthermore, currently available tools for artifact correction require significant manual manipulations, the consistency of which takes painstaking effort to verify. To improve the efficiency and consistency of sonomicrometry, we have developed a new software tool for the correction of sonomicrometry artifacts...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
Brooke N Seal, Cindy M Meston
INTRODUCTION: Body awareness has been linked to female sexual response in laboratory manipulation studies and is used in clinical settings to ameliorate sexual difficulties. AIM: To evaluate and review the literature on body awareness and female sexual function. METHODS: A literature review was conducted through PsycInfo, PsycARTICLES, and PubMed using terms such as body awareness and sexual function. A manual search also was conducted using reference lists...
April 17, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
Sachiko Kinoshita, Luke Mills, Dennis Norris
Using the oral and manual Stroop tasks we tested the claim that retrieval of meaning from a written word is automatic, in the sense that it cannot be controlled. The semantic interference effect (greater interference caused by color-related words than color-neutral words) was used as the index of semantic activation. To manipulate the level of attentional control over the task of reading, the proportion of nonreadable, neutral trials (a row of #s) was varied (75% vs. 25%). In all four experiments a high-neutral proportion magnified the interference caused by word distractors...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Richard Reisdorph, BobbiJo Littrell-Miller, Roger Powell, Nichole Reisdorph
RATIONALE: The goal of this work was to identify phosphorylation sites within the amino acid sequence of human ADAP1. Using traditional mass spectrometry-based techniques we were unable to produce interpretable spectra demonstrating modification by phosphorylation. This prompted us to employ a strategy in which phosphorylated peptides were first predicted using peptide mapping followed by targeted MS/MS acquisition. METHODS: ADAP1 was immunoprecipitated from extracts of HEK293 cells stably-transfected with ADAP1 cDNA...
April 16, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Daniel G Rendeiro, Gail D Deyle, Norman W Gill, Guy R Majkowski, Ian E Lee, Dale A Jensen, Robert S Wainner
STUDY DESIGN: Nonrandomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether translational manipulation under anesthesia/local block (TMUA) adds to the benefit of mobilization and range of motion exercise for improving pain and functional status among patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (AC). BACKGROUND: TMUA has been shown to improve pain and dysfunction in patients with AC. This intervention has not been directly compared to physical therapy treatment without TMUA in a prospective trial...
April 16, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Beom Sun Chung, Min Suk Chung
The authors have operated the homepage ( to provide the learning contents of anatomy. From the homepage, sectioned images, volume models, and surface models-all Visible Korean products-can be downloaded. The realistic images can be interactively manipulated, which will give rise to the interest in anatomy. The various anatomy comics (learning comics, comic strips, plastination comics, etc.) are approachable. Visitors can obtain the regional anatomy book with concise contents, mnemonics, and schematics as well as the simplified dissection manual and the pleasant anatomy essay...
March 2018: Anatomy & Cell Biology
Huiyang Ding, Chaoyang Shi, Li Ma, Zhan Yang, Mingyu Wang, Yaqiong Wang, Tao Chen, Lining Sun, Fukuda Toshio
The maneuvering and electrical characterization of nanotubes inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) has historically been time-consuming and laborious for operators. Before the development of automated nanomanipulation-enabled techniques for the performance of pick-and-place and characterization of nanoobjects, these functions were still incomplete and largely operated manually. In this paper, a dual-probe nanomanipulation system vision-based feedback was demonstrated to automatically perform 3D nanomanipulation tasks, to investigate the electrical characterization of nanotubes...
April 8, 2018: Sensors
Bernhard Wandtner, Nadja Schömig, Gerald Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: Aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of different non-driving related tasks (NDR tasks) on takeover performance in highly automated driving. BACKGROUND: During highly automated driving, it is allowed to engage in NDR tasks temporarily. However, drivers must be able to take over control when reaching a system limit. There is evidence that the type of NDR task has an impact on takeover performance, but little is known about the specific task characteristics that account for performance decrements...
April 1, 2018: Human Factors
Elise Pure, Lauren Terhorst, Nancy Baker
BACKGROUND: The use of manual therapies (chiropractic manipulation, massage) and movement therapies (yoga, tai chi) by people with arthritis may relate to their personal characteristics, and the reported emotional and physical health outcomes may differ by type of therapy. OBJECTIVES: To describe personal characteristics and predictors of manual and movement therapy use for people with arthritis, and to compare the use of manual versus movement therapy to improve physical and emotional health outcomes for people with arthritis...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Robin S Miccio, Virginia S Cowen
Introduction: Massage techniques fall within the scope of many different health care providers. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and chiropractors receive insurance reimbursement for health care services, including massage. Although many patients pay out of pocket for massage services, it is unclear how the insurance company reimbursement policies factor provider qualifications into coverage. This project examined regional insurance reimbursement guidelines for massage therapy in relation to the role of the provider of massage services...
March 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
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