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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335386/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-novel-second-generation-robotic-assisted-system-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-first-in-human-report
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Christopher C Smitson, Lawrence Ang, Ali Pourdjabbar, Ryan Reeves, Mitul Patel, Ehtisham Mahmud
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the second-generation robotic-assisted system CorPath GRX (Corindus) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: The first-generation CorPath 200 robotic-assisted system for PCI is effective, but is limited by the lack of an active robotic guide-catheter control. The CorPath GRX device enables robotic guide-catheter manipulation, in addition to guidewire and balloon/stent delivery...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331628/getting-into-the-swing-of-things-an-investigation-into-rhythmic-unimanual-coordination-in-typically-developing-children
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David Gaul, Johann Issartel
Unimanual coordination is a vital component of everyday life and underpins successful engagement of many activities of daily living and physical activity participation. The ability to coordinate with environmental stimuli has been extensively studied in adults in a variety of situations. However, we know little about these processes in children and even less about how these processes change as age increases. This paper examines children's performance in a rhythmic unimanual coordination task using a handheld pendulum...
January 10, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329706/unattended-reaction-monitoring-using-an-automated-microfluidic-sampler-and-on-line-liquid-chromatography
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Darshan C Patel, Yaqi Fara Lyu, Jorge Gandarilla, Steve Doherty
In-process sampling and analysis is an important aspect of monitoring kinetic profiles and impurity formation or rejection, both in development and during commercial manufacturing. In pharmaceutical process development, the technology of choice for a substantial portion of this analysis is high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Traditionally, the sample extraction and preparation for reaction characterization have been performed manually. This can be time consuming, laborious, and impractical for long processes...
April 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324319/dental-age-estimation-employing-cbct-scans-enhanced-with-mimics-software-comparison-of-two-different-approaches-using-pulp-tooth-volumetric-analysis
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Muhammad Khan Asif, Phrabhakaran Nambiar, Shani Ann Mani, Norliza Binti Ibrahim, Iqra Muhammad Khan, Prema Sukumaran
The methods of dental age estimation and identification of unknown deceased individuals are evolving with the introduction of advanced innovative imaging technologies in forensic investigations. However, assessing small structures like root canal volumes can be challenging in spite of using highly advanced technology. The aim of the study was to investigate which amongst the two methods of volumetric analysis of maxillary central incisors displayed higher strength of correlation between chronological age and pulp/tooth volume ratio for Malaysian adults...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322984/a-device-for-three-dimensional-quantitative-assessment-and-alignment-of-c1-2-vertebrae-during-posterior-distraction-and-fusion-technique-for-atlantoaxial-dislocation-and-or-basilar-invagination
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P B Karthik, Jayesh Sardhara, Nachiketa Tiwari, Sanjay Behari
The most common type of congenital C1-2 dislocation is a combined type in which atlanto-axial dislocation (AAD) and basilar invagination (BI) are often associated with a rotational dislocation and coronal tilt. An optimal surgical treatment involves reduction of AAD and BI with simultaneous correction of the rotation and coronal tilt to achieve an optimal cervical canal decompression, sagittal and coronal realignment and bony fusion. The most acceptable technique to facilitate this correction is the C1-C2 distraction technique, which is accomplished by the manual joint manipulation...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308698/effectiveness-of-manual-therapy-on-pain-and-self-reported-function-in-individuals-with-patellofemoral-pain-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Brian J Eckenrode, David M Kietrys, J Scott Parrott
Study Design Systematic literature review with meta-analysis. Background Management of patellofemoral pain (PFP) may include the utilization of manual therapy (MT) techniques to the patellofemoral joint, surrounding soft tissues, and/or lumbospelvic region. Objectives To determine the effectiveness of MT, either used alone or as an adjunct intervention, compared to standard treatment or sham, for reducing pain and improving self-report function in individuals with PFP. Methods An electronic literature search (PubMed, OVID, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases) was conducted for studies investigating MT for individuals with PFP...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303758/response-of-soft-tissue-to-different-abutment-materials-with-different-surface-topographies-a-review-of-the-literature
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Feras Al Rezk, Georgia Trimpou, Hans-Christoph Lauer, Paul Weigl, Nadine Krockow
Soft tissue integration in the transmucosal zone of dental abutments supports the peri-implant tissues, improves esthetics, ensures soft tissue seal against microorganisms, and preserves crestal bone level. The aim of this literature review was to define the most favorable surface topography and macrodesign of the transmucosal zone of abutments to achieve optimal soft tissue seal. An electronic search of the PubMed/MEDLINE database was performed, seeking relevant English-language articles published between January 1, 2003, and October 11, 2014...
January 2018: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287994/exploring-the-existence-of-better-hands-for-manipulation-than-the-human-hand-based-on-hand-proportions
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Di Hu, Cai-Hua Xiong, Ming-Jin Liu
Human exhibits the most dexterous manual manipulation among the anthropoids. The sophisticated dexterity of human hand has been linked to its distinctive morphology compared to the nonhuman anthropoids. The human hand is derived from the ancestral hands after longtime evolution. However, there are more possible morphologies that the hands could take during the evolutionary process. It remains unknown whether better hands for manipulation than the human hand exist among these possible hands. To answer the question, the relationship between the manipulative capability and hand morphology need to be investigated in the region of more possible hands...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279730/introducing-a-standardized-acupuncture-protocol-for-peripheral-neuropathy-a-case-series
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Alexandra Dimitrova
Background: Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is defined as damage to the peripheral nervous system caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction. Multiple recent trials have suggested that acupuncture is beneficial for treating neuropathic pain. One challenge in acupuncture research is the lack of standardization of point selection, number of needles used, needle-retention time, needling depth, amount of needle manipulation, and use of moxibustion and electroacupuncture (EA). Objectives: This article presents a standardized acupuncture protocol for the treatment of PN that incorporates structural acupuncture principles based on proximity to peripheral nerves and on traditional approaches to the treatment of neuropathic pain...
December 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274793/automatic-quantification-of-juvenile-zebrafish-aggression
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Héctor Carreño Gutiérrez, Irene Vacca, Anna Inguanzo Pons, William H J Norton
BACKGROUND: Although aggression is a common symptom of psychiatric disorders the drugs available to treat it are non-specific and can have unwanted side effects. The zebrafish is an ideal model for aggression research. Zebrafish are small, amenable to genetic and pharmacological manipulation, and agonistic behaviour can be measured reliably. NEW METHOD: In this study we have established a novel setup to automatically quantify aggression and locomotion in one-month old juvenile zebrafish, a stage at which fish exhibit adult-like behaviour but are small that one camera can film several animals...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273759/orientation-in-virtual-reality-does-not-fully-measure-up-to-the-real-world
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Kazushige Kimura, James F Reichert, Ashley Olson, Omid Ranjbar Pouya, Xikui Wang, Zahra Moussavi, Debbie M Kelly
Adult participants learned to reorient to a specific corner inside either a real or virtual rectangular room containing a distinct featural object in each corner. Participants in the virtual-reality (VR) condition experienced an immersive virtual version of the physical room using a head-mounted display (HMD) and customized manual wheelchair to provide self-movement. Following a disorientation procedure, people could reorient by using either the geometry of the room and/or the distinct features in the corners...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245244/effect-of-joint-mobilization-techniques-for-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jiao Xu, Juan Zhang, Xue-Qiang Wang, Xuan-Lin Wang, Ya Wu, Chan-Cheng Chen, Han-Yu Zhang, Zhi-Wan Zhang, Kai-Yi Fan, Qiang Zhu, Zhi-Wei Deng
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the most preferred procedure by patients for the relief of pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. TKA patients aim a speedy recovery after the surgery. Joint mobilization techniques for rehabilitation have been widely used to relieve pain and improve joint mobility. However, relevant randomized controlled trials showing the curative effect of these techniques remain lacking to date. Accordingly, this study aims to investigate whether joint mobilization techniques are valid for primary TKA...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234884/management-of-persistent-coccydynia-with-transrectal-manipulation-results-of-a-combined-procedure
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Ali Seker, Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ozgur Korkmaz, Sercan Yalcin, Melih Malkoc, Ahmet Murat Bulbul
OBJECTIVE: We compared the results of manual therapy combined with steroid injection with single steroid injection in the treatment of persistent coccydynia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Combined therapy was performed in 21 patients (Group 1) and steroid injection in 23 patients (Group 2). We compared two groups and investigated the combined therapy group in details. Patients were classified according to the underlying cause, BMI, anatomic type of coccyx and duration of symptoms (< 6 or ≥ 6 months)...
December 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234493/what-are-the-risks-of-manual-treatment-of-the-spine-a-scoping-review-for-clinicians
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REVIEW
Gabrielle Swait, Rob Finch
Background: Communicating to patients the risks of manual treatment to the spine is an important, but challenging element of informed consent. This scoping review aimed to characterise and summarise the available literature on risks and to describe implications for clinical practice and research. Method: A methodological framework for scoping reviews was followed. Systematic searches were conducted during June 2017. The quantity, nature and sources of literature were described...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234418/effects-of-acupuncture-on-alzheimer-s-disease-in-animal-based-research
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REVIEW
Sunjung Park, Jun-Hwan Lee, Eun Jin Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by the accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and severe functional deficits in the brain. The pathogenesis and treatment of AD remain topics of investigation and significant global socioeconomic issues. The effect of complementary medicine has been investigated in managing AD. Acupuncture, a form of therapy practiced for more than 3000 years, has shown positive effects on several neurological disorders including AD...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231609/-manual-acupuncture-versus-electroacupuncture-for-menopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231557/-discussion-on-rules-of-acupoint-selection-for-vascular-dementia
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Shuai Li, Jie Tan, Hong Zhang, Guilan Huang, Duoxi Deng, Quanrui Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The clinical research literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia was reviewed and analyzed to provide the references for clinical selection and compatibility of acupoints. METHODS: With computer and manual retrieval method, the clinical literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia in recent 10 years was collected. The acupoint type, meridian and use frequency were analyzed. RESULTS: Totally 38 articles of acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia were screened; the most selected meridians were the governor vessel, gallbladder meridian, stomach meridian and spleen meridian; the main acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Fengchi (SP 40) and Shuigou (GV 26); the matching acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Fenglong (ST 40), Zusanli (ST 36), Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Xuehai (SP 10), Zhongwan (CV 12), Neiguan (PC 6), Fengchi (GB 20)...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231429/-comparison-between-manual-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-for-hot-flashes-and-sex-hormone-of-perimenopausal-syndrome
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Zhiliang Cao, Jian Tang, Yuting Xue, Qiong Wang, Saiqun Li, Youjun Zhou, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect and differences sex the influence of hormone levels of perimenopau-sal syndrome patients between manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: A total of 50 cases with perimenopausal syndrome were randomly assigned into an manual acupuncture group (27 cases) and an EA group (23 cases), and 1 case dropped in the EA group. The acupoints in the two groups were Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25), and Sanyinjiao (SP 6)...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230256/design-and-evaluation-of-a-robotic-device-for-automated-tail-vein-cannulations-in-rodent-models
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Alex Fromholtz, Max L Balter, Alvin I Chen, Josh M Leipheimer, Anil Shrirao, Timothy J Maguire, Martin L Yarmush
Preclinical testing in rodent models is a ubiquitous part of modern biomedical research and commonly involves accessing the venous bloodstream for blood sampling and drug delivery. Manual tail vein cannulation is a time-consuming process and requires significant skill and training, particularly since improperly inserted needles can affect the experimental results and study outcomes. In this paper, we present a miniaturized, robotic medical device for automated, image-guided tail vein cannulations in rodent models...
December 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228399/effects-of-glucose-and-sucrose-on-mood-a-systematic-review-of-interventional-studies
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Ondine van de Rest, Nikita L van der Zwaluw, Lisette C P G M de Groot
Context: Glucose is the main energy source for the brain, and as such, manipulation of glucose supply may affect brain function. It has been suggested that a change in blood glucose may influence mood. Objective: The aim of this review was to investigate the potential effects of glucose and sucrose, compared with placebo, on mood. Data Sources: The electronic databases PubMed and Scopus were searched. Reference lists of selected articles were checked manually...
December 8, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
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