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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814043/design-of-a-wearable-interface-for-lightweight-robotic-arm-for-people-with-mobility-impairments
#1
Tommaso Lisini Baldi, Giovanni Spagnoletti, Mihai Dragusanu, Domenico Prattichizzo
Many common activities of daily living like open a door or fill a glass of water, which most of us take for granted, could be an insuperable problem for people who have limited mobility or impairments. For years the unique alternative to overcame this limitation was asking for human help. Nowadays thanks to recent studies and technology developments, having an assistive devices to compensate the loss of mobility is becoming a real opportunity. Off-the-shelf assistive robotic manipulators have the capability to improve the life of people with motor impairments...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813968/changes-in-neuromuscular-activity-during-motor-training-with-a-body-machine-interface-after-spinal-cord-injury
#2
C Pierella, A De Luca, E Tasso, F Cervetto, S Gamba, L Losio, E Quinland, A Venegoni, S Mandraccia, I Muller, A Massone, F A Mussa-Ivaldi, M Casadio
Body machine interfaces (BMIs) are used by people with severe motor disabilities to control external devices, but they also offer the opportunity to focus on rehabilitative goals. In this study we introduced in a clinical setting a BMI that was integrated by the therapists in the rehabilitative treatments of 2 spinal cord injured (SCI) subjects for 5 weeks. The BMI mapped the user's residual upper body mobility onto the two coordinates of a cursor on a screen. By controlling the cursor, the user engaged in playing computer games...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813935/influence-of-artifacts-on-movement-intention-decoding-from-eeg-activity-in-severely-paralyzed-stroke-patients
#3
Eduardo Lopez-Larraz, Carlos Bibian, Niels Birbaumer, Ander Ramos-Murguialday
Brain-machine interfaces (BMI) can be used to control robotic and prosthetic devices for rehabilitation of motor disorders, such as stroke. The calibration of these BMI systems is of paramount importance in order to establish a precise contingent link between the brain activity related to movement intention and the peripheral feedback. However, electroencephalographic (EEG) activity, commonly used to build non-invasive BMIs, can be easily contaminated by artifacts of electrical or physiological origin. The way these interferences can affect the performance of movement intention decoders has not been deeply studied, especially when dealing with severely paralyzed patients, which often generate more artifacts by compensatory movements...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813929/soft-brain-machine-interfaces-for-assistive-robotics-a-novel-control-approach
#4
Lucia Schiatti, Jacopo Tessadori, Giacinto Barresi, Leonardo S Mattos, Arash Ajoudani
Robotic systems offer the possibility of improving the life quality of people with severe motor disabilities, enhancing the individual's degree of independence and interaction with the external environment. In this direction, the operator's residual functions must be exploited for the control of the robot movements and the underlying dynamic interaction through intuitive and effective human-robot interfaces. Towards this end, this work aims at exploring the potential of a novel Soft Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), suitable for dynamic execution of remote manipulation tasks for a wide range of patients...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813805/improving-robotic-stroke-rehabilitation-by-incorporating-neural-intent-detection-preliminary-results-from-a-clinical-trial
#5
Jennifer L Sullivan, Nikunj A Bhagat, Nuray Yozbatiran, Ruta Paranjape, Colin G Losey, Robert G Grossman, Jose L Contreras-Vidal, Gerard E Francisco, Marcia K O'Malley
This paper presents the preliminary findings of a multi-year clinical study evaluating the effectiveness of adding a brain-machine interface (BMI) to the MAHI-Exo II, a robotic upper limb exoskeleton, for elbow flexion/extension rehabilitation in chronic stroke survivors. The BMI was used to trigger robot motion when movement intention was detected from subjects' neural signals, thus requiring that subjects be mentally engaged during robotic therapy. The first six subjects to complete the program have shown improvements in both Fugl-Meyer Upper-Extremity scores as well as in kinematic movement quality measures that relate to movement planning, coordination, and control...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
#6
Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813495/establishing-failure-predictors-for-the-planned-extubation-of-overweight-and-obese-patients
#7
Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shyh-Ren Chiang, Wei-Lun Liu, Chung-Han Ho, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen, Kuo-Chen Cheng
We investigated failure predictors for the planned extubation of overweight (body mass index [BMI] = 25.0-29.9) and obese (BMI ≥ 30) patients. All patients admitted to the adult intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary hospital in Taiwan were identified. They had all undergone endotracheal intubation for > 48 h and were candidates for extubation. During the study, 595 patients (overweight = 458 [77%]); obese = 137 [23%]) with planned extubation after weaning were included in the analysis; extubation failed in 34 patients (5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812420/a-novel-approach-for-streamlining-delivery-of-brief-motivational-interventions-to-mandated-college-students-using-group-and-individual-sessions-matched-to-level-of-risk
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Michael H Bernstein, Grayson L Baird, Miryam Yusufov, Nadine R Mastroleo, Kate B Carey, Daniel D Graney, Mark D Wood
BACKGROUND: Mandated college students (those in violation of a campus alcohol policy) are heterogenous with respect to alcohol consumption. Thus, when universities consider required treatment for mandated students, one promising option is to match treatment intensity according to level of alcohol involvement. The present study evaluates such an approach with minimal resources. METHODS: Mandated students (N = 285) were required to complete a baseline assessment. Participants identified as high-risk (5+ past month alcohol problems AND 2+ past month heavy drinking episodes) received a one session individual Brief Motivational Intervention (I-BMI) whereas those identified as low-risk (all others) received a one session group Brief Motivational Intervention (G-BMI)...
August 16, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812414/adipokine-genes-and-radiographic-hand-osteoarthritis-in-finnish-women-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
S Hämäläinen, S Solovieva, T Vehmas, A Hirvonen, P Leino-Arjas
OBJECTIVES: Available evidence suggests that genetic factors and overweight play major roles in the aetiology of osteoarthritis (OA). We analysed the association of 18 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from nine adipokine and adipokine receptor genes (LEP, LEPR, ADIPOQ, RETN, NAMPT, SERPINA12, ITLN1, RARRES2, and APLN) with radiographic hand OA. METHOD: The study design was cross-sectional. Bilateral hand radiographs of 542 occupationally active Finnish female dentists and teachers aged 45-63 years were examined and classified for the presence of hand OA using reference images...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812403/text-messaging-sms-as-a-tool-to-facilitate-weight-loss-and-prevent-metabolic-deterioration-in-clinically-healthy-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Vija Silina, Mesfin K Tessma, Silva Senkane, Gita Krievina, Guntis Bahs
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether SMS text messaging facilitates a reduction of weight and waist circumference (WC) and favourable changes in lipid profile and insulin levels in clinically healthy overweight and obese subjects. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING AND INTERVENTION: Primary care health centre in Riga, Latvia. Text messaging once in two weeks. SUBJECTS: A total of 123 overweight and obese men and women aged 30-45 years with no cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) or diabetes...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812384/identification-of-risk-factors-associated-with-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-after-cytoreductive-surgery-with-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-a-retrospective-study
#11
Juan P Cata, Acsa M Zavala, Antoinette Van Meter, Uduak U Williams, Jose Soliz, Mike Hernandez, Pascal Owusu-Agyemang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a postoperative complication associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The incidence and risks factors for AKI after cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) have not been fully studied. The purpose of this study was to identify perioperative risk factors predictive of AKI after CRS-HIPEC. METHODS: This retrospective study collected demographic, tumor-related, intraoperative and postoperative data from 475 patients who underwent CRS-HIPECs...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812371/two-physical-activity-measures-paffenbarger-physical-activity-questionnaire-versus-aerobics-center-longitudinal-study-as-predictors-of-adult-onset-type-2-diabetes-in-a-follow-up-study
#12
Serena Tonstad, Patti Herring, Jerry Lee, Jennifer Duxbury Johnson
PURPOSE: To compare 2 self-report methods of measuring weekly minutes of physical activity based on the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS) questionnaire and question 6 of the Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) to determine the better predictor of adult-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). DESIGN: An observational, prospective study. SETTING: Survey data from the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2) collected between 2002 and 2006 (baseline) and the Psychosocial Manifestations of Religion Sub-Study (PsyMRS), an AHS-2 subset collected 1 to 4 years later...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812212/obesity-treatment-with-botulinum-toxin-a-is-not-effective-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fabio Bustamante, Vitor Ottoboni Brunaldi, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Diogo Turiani H de Moura, Eduardo Turiani H de Moura, Manoel Galvão, Marco Aurélio Santo, Eduardo Guimarães H de Moura
The effectiveness of gastric injections of botulinum toxin-A (BTA) as primary treatment for obesity is not well known since results in literature are discrepant. Hence, we aimed to systematically review and meta-analyze the available data to assess the real effect of BTA therapy. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, SCOPUS, EBSCO, LILACS, and BVS. We considered eligible only randomized controlled trials enrolling obese patients comparing BTA versus saline injections. Our initial search identified 8811 records...
August 15, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812155/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass-in-patients-with-bmi-35%C3%A2-kg-m-2-using-strict-remission-criteria-early-outcomes-of-a-prospective-study-among-mexicans
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Omar Espinosa, Omar Pineda, Hernan G Maydón, Elisa M Sepúlveda, Lizbeth Guilbert, Mónica Amado, Carlos Zerrweck
BACKGROUND: Mild obesity (BMI 30-34.9 kg/m(2)) is highly prevalent worldwide and is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The efficacy of bariatric surgery remains unclear, including among Mexicans. The criteria for diabetes remission are inconsistent, as they are based on different thresholds for glycated hemoglobin, with remission rates ranging from 43 to 73%. METHODS: Mildly obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass were prospectively analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812096/perceived-racism-and-incident-diabetes-in-the-black-women-s-health-study
#15
Kathryn L Bacon, Sherri O Stuver, Yvette C Cozier, Julie R Palmer, Lynn Rosenberg, Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Our aim was to assess the association of perceived racism with type 2 diabetes, and the possible mediating influence of diet and BMI. METHODS: The Black Women's Health Study, a follow-up of 59,000 African-American women, began in 1995. Over 16 years 5344 incident cases of diabetes occurred during 576,577 person-years. Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimated HRs and 95% CIs for categories of 'everyday racism' (interpersonal racism in daily life) and 'lifetime racism' (reporting ever treated unfairly due to race with respect to police, housing or work) and incident type 2 diabetes...
August 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812032/nonoperative-management-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-knee-progression-to-osteoarthritis-and-arthroplasty-at-mean-13-year-follow-up
#16
Thomas L Sanders, Ayoosh Pareek, Nick R Johnson, James L Carey, Travis G Maak, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
BACKGROUND: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a disorder of subchondral bone that commonly affects the knee. PURPOSE: To (1) evaluate the rate of arthritis and knee arthroplasty in a population-based cohort of patients with OCD lesions treated nonoperatively and (2) evaluate factors that may predispose patients to knee osteoarthritis and arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Eighty-six patients (mean age, 21...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812029/expanded-normal-weight-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-us-adults-of-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#17
Keilah E Martinez, Larry A Tucker, Bruce W Bailey, James D LeCheminant
This study aims to expand the evaluation of normal weight obesity (NWO) and its association with insulin resistance using an NHANES (1999-2006) sample of US adults. A cross-sectional study including 5983 men and women (50.8%) was conducted. Body fat percentage (BF%) was assessed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Expanded normal weight obesity (eNWO) categories, pairings of BMI and body fat percentage classifications, were created using standard cut-points for BMI and sex-specific median for BF%. Homeostatic model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) levels were used to index insulin resistance...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811999/quantitative-analysis-of-epicardial-fat-volume-effects-of-scanning-protocol-and-reproducibility-of-measurements-in-non-contrast-cardiac-ct-vs-coronary-ct-angiography
#18
Luigia D'Errico, Francesco Salituri, Marco Ciardetti, Riccardo Favilla, Alessandro Mazzarisi, Giuseppe Coppini, Carlo Bartolozzi, Paoli Marraccini
BACKGROUND: Several studies have focused on the role of epicardial fat in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of the study was to evaluate a computerized method for the quantitative analysis of epicardial fat volume (EFV) by non-contrast cardiac CT (NCT) for coronary calcium scan and coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA). METHODS: Thirty patients (61±12.5 years, 73% male, body mass index (BMI) =25.9±6.3 kg/m(2)) referred to our Institution for suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent NCT and coronary CTA...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811937/association-between-salivary-leptin-levels-and-taste-perception-in-children
#19
Lénia Rodrigues, Rosa Espanca, Ana Rodrigues Costa, Célia Miguel Antunes, Clarinda Pomar, Fernando Capela-Silva, Cristina Conceição Pinheiro, Francisco Amado, Elsa Lamy
The satiety inducing hormone leptin acts not only at central nervous system but also at peripheral level. Leptin receptors are found in several sense related organs, including the mouth. A role of leptin in sweet taste response has been suggested but, until now, studies have been based on in vitro experiments, or in assessing the levels of the hormone in circulation. The present study investigated whether the levels of leptin in saliva are related to taste perception in children and whether Body Mass Index (BMI) affects such relationship...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811858/effectiveness-of-ipragliflozin-for-reducing-hemoglobin-a1c-in-patients-with-a-shorter-type-2-diabetes-duration-interim-report-of-the-assign-k-study
#20
Kotaro Iemitsu, Takehiro Kawata, Takashi Iizuka, Masahiro Takihata, Masahiko Takai, Shigeru Nakajima, Nobuaki Minami, Shinichi Umezawa, Akira Kanamori, Hiroshi Takeda, Shogo Ito, Taisuke Kikuchi, Hikaru Amemiya, Mizuki Kaneshiro, Atsuko Mokubo, Tetsuo Takuma, Hideo Machimura, Keiji Tanaka, Taro Asakura, Akira Kubota, Sachio Aoyanagi, Kazuhiko Hoshino, Masashi Ishikawa, Yoko Matsuzawa, Mitsuo Obana, Nobuo Sasai, Hideaki Kaneshige, Fuyuki Minagawa, Tatsuya Saito, Kazuaki Shinoda, Masaaki Miyakawa, Yasushi Tanaka, Yasuo Terauchi, Ikuro Matsuba
BACKGROUND: Ipragliflozin is a selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor. The ASSIGN-K study is investigating the efficacy and safety of ipragliflozin for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the real-world clinical setting. METHODS: Japanese T2DM patients with inadequate glycemic control despite diet and exercise with/without pharmacotherapy were enrolled in an investigator-driven, multicenter, prospective, observational study examining the efficacy and safety of ipragliflozin treatment (50 mg/day for 52 weeks)...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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