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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320422/feasibility-of-detecting-natural-frequencies-of-hydraulic-turbines-while-in-operation-using-strain-gauges
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David Valentín, Alexandre Presas, Matias Bossio, Mònica Egusquiza, Eduard Egusquiza, Carme Valero
Nowadays, hydropower plays an essential role in the energy market. Due to their fast response and regulation capacity, hydraulic turbines operate at off-design conditions with a high number of starts and stops. In this situation, dynamic loads and stresses over the structure are high, registering some failures over time, especially in the runner. Therefore, it is important to know the dynamic response of the runner while in operation, i.e., the natural frequencies, damping and mode shapes, in order to avoid resonance and fatigue problems...
January 10, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317026/alternative-approach-to-the-standard-measurements-and-testing-programme-used-to-establish-phosphorus-fractionation-in-soils
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Christophe Waterlot
The fractionation of phosphorus in 9 soils was established according to the standards, measurements and testing (SMT) programme. Five fractions were so defined and phosphorus was analysed by spectrophotometry. In parallel, the phosphorus extracted in each fraction was determined using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) after validation of this technique using certified reference materials. Phosphorus in soils was named total phosphorus, inorganic and organic phosphorus, apatite and non-apatite inorganic phosphorus, depending on extractants...
March 20, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316888/the-preventive-effect-of-sensorimotor-and-vibration-exercises-on-the-onset-of-oxaliplatin-or-vinca-alkaloid-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-stop
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Fiona Streckmann, Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Vanessa Rustler, Christina Koliamitra, Thomas Elter, Michael Hallek, Michael Leitzmann, Tilman Steinmetz, Petra Heinen, Freerk T Baumann, Wilhelm Bloch
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients are affected. CIPN is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and can manifest with sensory and/or motor deficits. It is associated with significant disability and poor recovery. Common symptoms include pain, altered sensation, reduced or absent reflexes, muscle weakness, reduced balance control and insecure gait...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310475/human-factors-and-usability-engineering-in-the-development-of-smt-101-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Peter Noymer, Assaf Shaked, Kay Newell
BACKGROUND: SMT-101, a novel, proprietary, water-resistant wearable infusion pump prefilled with a preset dosage of treprostinil, was designed to address many of the administration-related shortcomings of existing parenteral therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The objective of the human factors (HF) program was to demonstrate that the SMT-101 system is safe and effective when used by patients with PAH, their caregivers, or healthcare providers. METHODS: The HF program for SMT-101 consisted of 8 studies (148 participants): an ethnographic study, an online survey of patients with PAH, 4 formative studies, a study of the instructions for use (IFU), and a summative study for validation...
January 9, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308964/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-standardized-mensendieck-test-in-relation-to-disability-in-patients-with-chronic-pain
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Paul Keessen, Jolanda Maaskant, Bart Visser
The standardized Mensendieck test (SMT) was developed to quantify posture, movement, gait, and respiration. In the hands of an experienced therapist, the SMT is proven to be a reliable tool. It is unclear whether posture, movement, gait, and respiration are related to the degree of functional disability in patients with chronic pain. The objective of this study was to assess the reliability and convergent validity of the SMT in a heterogeneous sample of 50 patients with chronic pain. METHODS: Internal consistency was determined by Cronbach's α and interrater reliability by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC)...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278428/outcomes-after-multiple-courses-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-growth-hormone-in-decompensated-cirrhosis-randomized-trial
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Nipun Verma, Amritjyot Kaur, Ratiram Sharma, Ashish Bhalla, Navneet Sharma, Arka De, Virendra Singh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Decompensated cirrhosis carries a high mortality. Liver transplantation (LT) is the treatment of choice; however, the limited availability of donor organs has resulted in high waitlist mortality. The present study investigated the impact of multiple courses of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) with or without growth hormone (GH) in these patients. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with decompensated cirrhosis were randomized to standard medical therapy (SMT) plus G-CSF 3 monthly plus GH daily (group A; n=23) or SMT plus G-CSF (group B; n=21) or SMT alone (group C; n=21)...
December 26, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275234/a-case-of-gastric-glomus-tumor-resection-using-laparoscopy-endoscopy-cooperative-surgery-lecs
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Taro Aoba, Takehito Kato, Kazuhiro Hiramatsu, Yoshihisa Shibata, Motoi Yoshihara, Naoya Yamaguchi, Tadahiro Kamiya
INTRODUCTION: Gastric glomus tumors are rare submucosal mesenchymal tumors. Because gastric glomus tumors are submucosal tumors and resemble gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We present a case of gastric glomus tumor that was removed by laparoscopy endoscopy cooperative surgery (LECS). CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old female was taken to the emergency room at our hospital due to epigastric pain. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumor (SMT) located in the lesser curvature of the upper body of the stomach...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239727/clinical-effects-of-submucosal-middle-turbinectomy-for-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Kosuke Akiyama, Yasushi Samukawa, Satoshi Takahashi, Youhei Ouchi, Hiroshi Hoshikawa
OBJECTIVE: The preservation or resection of the middle turbinate (MT) during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) currently remains a matter of debate. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of submucosal middle turbinectomy (SMT) in ESS for eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis (ECRS). METHODS: The study included 38 ECRS patients (63 sides) who had undergone full-house ESS with SMT and 20 ECRS patients (40 sides) without SMT as a control group. Post-operative middle turbinate lateralization (MTL), synechia formation, and the patency grade of the olfactory cleft (OC) were assessed as the primary outcomes 3 months after surgery...
November 24, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226094/epstein-barr-virus-associated-smooth-muscle-tumour-ebv-smt-of-the-urinary-bladder
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Dale Wood, Admire Matsika, Bhuvana Srinivasan, Roger Watson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214015/effect-of-spinal-manipulative-treatment-on-cardiovascular-autonomic-control-in-patients-with-acute-low-back-pain
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Mohamed Younes, Karine Nowakowski, Benoit Didier-Laurent, Michel Gombert, François Cottin
Background: This study aimed to quantify the effect of spinal manipulative treatment (SMT) from an analysis of baroreflex, systolic blood pressure and heart rate variability (HRV) on patients with acute back pain. It was hypothesized that SMT would increase the parasympathetic cardiovascular autonomic control. Methods: Twenty-two patients with acute back pain were randomly divided into two groups: one receiving sham treatment (Sham) and the other receiving SMT. Recordings were completed during the first day and the seventh day, immediately before and after treatment on both days...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207995/physicians-using-spinal-manipulative-treatment-in-the-netherlands-a-description-of-their-characteristics-and-their-patients
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Wouter Schuller, Raymond W J G Ostelo, Daphne C Rohrich, Adri T Apeldoorn, Henrica C W de Vet
BACKGROUND: Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populations are well described, there is little research about physicians who use SMT techniques. A distinct group of physicians in The Netherlands has been trained in musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, which includes the use of SMT. Our objective was to describe the characteristics of these physicians and their patient population...
December 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200015/elevated-production-of-nociceptive-cc-chemokines-and-se-selectin-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-and-the-effects-of-spinal-manipulation-a-nonrandomized-clinical-trial
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Julita A Teodorczyk-Injeyan, Marion McGregor, John J Triano, Stephen H Injeyan
BACKGROUND: The involvement of inflammatory components in the pathophysiology of low back pain (LBP) is poorly understood. It has been suggested that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) may exert anti-inflammatory effects. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the involvement of inflammation-associated chemokines (CC series) in the pathogenesis of nonspecific LBP and to evaluate the effect of SMT on that process. METHODS: Patients presenting with nonradicular, nonspecific LBP (minimum pain score 3 on 10-point visual analog scale) were recruited according to stringent inclusion criteria...
January 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191288/spinal-manipulative-therapy-and-sports-performance-enhancement-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marcelo B Botelho, Bruno A P Alvarenga, Nícolly Molina, Marcos Ribas, Abrahão F Baptista
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the literature regarding the relationship between spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and sports performance. METHODS: PubMed and Embase databases were searched for original studies published up to July 2016. Inclusion criteria were if SMT has been applied to athletes and if any sports performance-related outcome was measured. RESULTS: Of the 581 potential studies, 7 clinical trials were selected...
September 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180958/changing-artificial-playback-speed-and-real-movement-velocity-do-not-differentially-influence-the-excitability-of-primary-motor-cortex-during-observation-of-a-repetitive-finger-movement
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Takefumi Moriuchi, Daiki Matsuda, Jirou Nakamura, Takashi Matsuo, Akira Nakashima, Wataru Mitsunaga, Takashi Hasegawa, Yuta Ikio, Masahiko Koyanagi, Toshio Higashi
Action observation studies have investigated whether changing the speed of the observed movement affects the action observation network. There are two types of speed-changing conditions; one involves "changes in actual movement velocity," and the other is "manipulation of video speed." Previous studies have investigated the effects of these conditions separately, but to date, no study has directly investigated the differences between the effects of these conditions. In the "movement velocity condition," increased velocity is associated with increased muscle activity; however, this change of muscle activities is not shown in the "video speed condition...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161317/evaluating-architecture-impact-on-system-energy-efficiency
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Shijie Yu, Hailong Yang, Rui Wang, Zhongzhi Luan, Depei Qian
As the energy consumption has been surging in an unsustainable way, it is important to understand the impact of existing architecture designs from energy efficiency perspective, which is especially valuable for High Performance Computing (HPC) and datacenter environment hosting tens of thousands of servers. One obstacle hindering the advance of comprehensive evaluation on energy efficiency is the deficient power measuring approach. Most of the energy study relies on either external power meters or power models, both of these two methods contain intrinsic drawbacks in their practical adoption and measuring accuracy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154836/a-new-promising-simultaneous-approach-for-attenuating-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-inos-inhibition-and-neuroregeneration
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Abhilasha Ahlawat, Saurabh Sharma
In view of the pathologic basis for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, it is important to enhance nerve regeneration as well as prevent nerve degeneration. So, in the present study, we have investigated the effect of S-Methylisothiourea Sulfate (selective iNOS inhibitor) and Citicoline, alone and in combination, on Type II diabetes mellitus induced neuropathic pain in wistar rats. Type II diabetes was induced by providing high fat diet and low dose of Streptozotocin for 35 days in rats. Type II diabetes mellitus was assessed in terms of increased glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL levels, glucose tolerance and decrease in HDL levels...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150384/the-effect-of-sensory-motor-training-on-hand-and-upper-extremity-sensory-and-motor-function-in-patients-with-idiopathic-parkinson-disease
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Ghorban Taghizadeh, Akram Azad, Sepiede Kashefi, Soheila Fallah, Fatemeh Daneshjoo
STUDY DESIGN: Blinded randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) have sensory problems, but there is still no accurate understanding of the effects of sensory-motor interventions on PD. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of sensory-motor training (SMT) on hand and upper extremity sensory and motor function in patients with PD. METHODS: Forty patients with PD were allocated to the SMT group or the control group (CG) (mean ages ± standard deviation: SMT, 61...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128557/the-effect-of-diet-adiposity-and-weight-loss-on-the-secretion-of-incretin-hormones-in-cats
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K E McCool, A J Rudinsky, V J Parker, C O Herbert, C Gilor
Degree of adiposity and dietary macronutrient composition affect incretin hormone secretion in humans and mice, but little is known about their effect in cats. In this study, 7 overweight cats were fed a maintenance diet (MD) for at least 2 wk followed by a reduced calorie diet (RCD), which was lower in fat and higher in carbohydrates and fiber. Cats were fed ad libitum initially, and then, food was restricted to achieve 1%-2% loss of body weight weekly (11 wk). When lean, cats were fed MD for 2 wk. A standardized meal test (SMT) using a third diet was performed after at least 7 d on each diet, before and after weight loss (four SMT's total)...
October 20, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122147/physical-activity-and-psychosocial-function-following-cardiac-rehabilitation-one-year-follow-up-of-the-enhanced-study
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Patrick J Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Lana Watkins, Alan Hinderliter, James A Blumenthal
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term association between physical activity (PA) and psychosocial functioning following completion of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) among participants in the ENHANCED study. METHOD: ENHANCED was a 3-month clinical trial examining standard CR with and without stress management training (SMT). Participants completed the Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ), Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at baseline, 3- and 12-months after randomization...
November 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119499/an-integrative-approach-toward-biology-organisms-and-cancer
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Carlos Sonnenschein, Ana M Soto
Over the last two decades, we have challenged the hegemony of the somatic mutation theory of carcinogenesis (SMT) based on the lack of theoretical coherence of the premises adopted by its followers. We offered instead a theoretical alternative, the tissue organization field theory (TOFT), that is based on the premises that cancer is a tissue-based disease and that proliferation and motility is the default state of all cells. We went on to use a theory-neutral experimental protocol that simultaneously tested the TOFT and the SMT...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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