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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894832/visual-effects-on-the-subjective-visual-vertical-and-subjective-postural-head-vertical-during-static-roll-tilt
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Atsushi Tamura, Yoshiro Wada, Akihiro Kurita, Takeshi Matsunobu, Takuo Inui, Akihiro Shiotani
OBJECTIVES: Tilt perception is part of the perception of spatial orientation. It is determined not only by the allocentric gravity axis, but also by a second allocentric axis induced by visual information as well as by the egocentric body (head) axis induced by somatosensory information. The aim of this study was to quantify roll-tilt perception using the subjective visual vertical (SVV) and the newly developed subjective postural head vertical (SPHV) and to investigate the visual effects on both during static roll-tilt...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751302/smartphone-based-endoscope-system-for-advanced-point-of-care-diagnostics-feasibility-study
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Jung Kweon Bae, Andrey Vavilin, Joon S You, Hyeongeun Kim, Seon Young Ryu, Jeong Hun Jang, Woonggyu Jung
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic technique is often applied for the diagnosis of diseases affecting internal organs and image-guidance of surgical procedures. Although the endoscope has become an indispensable tool in the clinic, its utility has been limited to medical offices or operating rooms because of the large size of its ancillary devices. In addition, the basic design and imaging capability of the system have remained relatively unchanged for decades. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a smartphone-based endoscope system capable of advanced endoscopic functionalities in a compact size and at an affordable cost and to demonstrate its feasibility of point-of-care through human subject imaging...
July 27, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686374/-spatial-navigation-brief-overview-of-the-medicine-and-physiology-nobel-prize-2014
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Franciscus Boselie, Jean-Philippe Guyot
Various cells of the thalamus, hippocampus, and the medial entorhinal cortex plays a crucial role in spatial navigation ability. The highlighting of these cells and the understanding of their functioning by John O'Keefe, May-Britt and Edvard Moser have earned them the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 2014. The vision, olfaction, and the vestibular system contribute to this complex system. These observations may well explain why patients with vestibular disorder complain of spatial disorientation, often a source of deep anxiety...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524123/-a-clinical-and-neuropsychological-study-of-patients-before-and-after-resection-of-third-ventricle-colloid-cysts
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S B Buklina, A N Konovalov, D I Pitskhelauri, M A Shkarubo, A A Poddubskaya, M V Kolycheva
The literature lacks studies of cognitive impairments in large groups of patients after resection of third ventricle colloid cysts. AIM: To evaluate cognitive impairments in patients before and after resection of third ventricle colloid cysts. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a clinical and neuropsychological study of 52 patients with third ventricle colloid cysts using the Luria method (1962). Forty three patients were examined before and after cyst resection in the early postoperative period (three patients in this group were also examined in a long-term period of 3-7 months after surgery)...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411733/can-an-aircraft-be-piloted-via-sonification-with-an-acceptable-attentional-cost-a-comparison-of-blind-and-sighted-pilots
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Benoît Valéry, Sébastien Scannella, Vsevolod Peysakhovich, Pascal Barone, Mickaël Causse
In the aeronautics field, some authors have suggested that an aircraft's attitude sonification could be used by pilots to cope with spatial disorientation situations. Such a system is currently used by blind pilots to control the attitude of their aircraft. However, given the suspected higher auditory attentional capacities of blind people, the possibility for sighted individuals to use this system remains an open question. For example, its introduction may overload the auditory channel, which may in turn alter the responsiveness of pilots to infrequent but critical auditory warnings...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367609/topographical-disorientation-in-a-patient-with-right-parahippocampal-infarction
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Kazuhiro Ishii, Reiko Koide, Naomi Mamada, Akira Tamaoka
We here describe a patient showing topographical disorientation (TD) after infarction of the right medial occipital lobe; the lesion included the parahippocampal gyrus. Clinical and neuropsychological observations demonstrated a specific pattern of impairment in terms of visual and visuospatial (topographical) learning, and memory. He had no landmark agnosia. His defective route finding resulted from impaired allocentric and egocentric spatial representations. Drawing illustrations of both familial and unfamiliar place and orientation tasks in an egocentric coordination context is a useful means of recognizing the influence of egocentric and/or allocentric spatial disturbance...
April 3, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131192/cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-associations-of-motor-fluctuations-and-non-motor-predominance-with-cerebrospinal-%C3%AF-and-a%C3%AE-as-well-as-dementia-risk-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Raluca Modreanu, Sonia Catalina Cerquera, María José Martí, José Ríos, Almudena Sánchez-Gómez, Ana Cámara, Manel Fernández, Yaroslau Compta
Experimental, neuropathological and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies support τ and amyloid-β (Aβ) relevance in Parkinson's disease (PD) related dementia. Lesser motor fluctuations (MFs) and non-motor features have also been related to PD-dementia. Yet, little is known about the association of MFs and non-motor symptoms with CSF τ and Aβ in PD. We hypothesized that lesser MFs and non-motor predominance are related to these CSF markers and dementia-risk in PD. We studied 58 PD patients (dementia at baseline, n=21; dementia at 18-months, n=35) in whom CSF Aβ and τ had been determined with ELISA techniques...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111080/tau-pathology-induces-excitatory-neuron-loss-grid-cell-dysfunction-and-spatial-memory-deficits-reminiscent-of-early-alzheimer-s-disease
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Hongjun Fu, Gustavo A Rodriguez, Mathieu Herman, Sheina Emrani, Eden Nahmani, Geoffrey Barrett, Helen Y Figueroa, Eliana Goldberg, S Abid Hussaini, Karen E Duff
The earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are characterized by the formation of mature tangles in the entorhinal cortex and disorientation and confusion when navigating familiar places. The medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) contains specialized neurons called grid cells that form part of the spatial navigation system. Here we show in a transgenic mouse model expressing mutant human tau predominantly in the EC that the formation of mature tangles in old mice was associated with excitatory cell loss and deficits in grid cell function, including destabilized grid fields and reduced firing rates, as well as altered network activity...
February 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061922/respiratory-and-pulse-changes-due-to-vestibular-stimulations-in-a-motion-based-simulator
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Savas Ilbasmis, Safak Yildiz
INTRODUCTION: One of the mechanisms leading to spatial disorientation (SD) is overstimulation of the vestibular system by various aircraft maneuvers. The objective of this study was to observe respiratory rate and pulse changes during vestibular system stimulations with the help of two selected SD training profiles. METHODS: The respiration and pulse rates of 15 subjects were recorded in response to 2 sequential SD training profiles on a motion-based simulator. The session started with a motionless instruction period (IP), continued with a Coriolis profile (CP) which stimulated the semicircular canals, and ended with a Dark Takeoff profile (DP) which stimulated the otolith organs...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056535/the-potential-role-of-relatives-in-designing-person-centred-assistive-technologies-innovative-practice
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Rudi Coetzer
The paper explores the important role of relatives in designing assistive technologies in collaboration with practitioners. A brief case study reports the collaborative design of a 24-hour clock to reduce the impact of visual-spatial impairment on a family member's ability to read time and prevent temporal disorientation.
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920669/the-neurovestibular-challenges-of-astronauts-and-balance-patients-some-past-countermeasures-and-two-alternative-approaches-to-elicitation-assessment-and-mitigation
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Ben D Lawson, Angus H Rupert, Braden J McGrath
Astronauts and vestibular patients face analogous challenges to orientation function due to adaptive exogenous (weightlessness-induced) or endogenous (pathology-induced) alterations in the processing of acceleration stimuli. Given some neurovestibular similarities between these challenges, both affected groups may benefit from shared research approaches and adaptation measurement/improvement strategies. This article reviews various past strategies and introduces two plausible ground-based approaches, the first of which is a method for eliciting and assessing vestibular adaptation-induced imbalance...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890879/egocentric-disorientation-and-heading-disorientation-evaluation-by-a-new-test-named-card-placing-test
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Ritsuo Hashimoto, Momoko Uechi, Wako Yumura, Noriyo Komori, Masako Abe
We recently developed a new clinical test named card placing test (CPT) which can assess a subject's ability to deal with visuospatial information. The CPT requires a subject to recreate an array of three cards, each of which was randomly placed on eight grids around the subject, before (CPT-A) and after the subject's rotation (CPT-B). With this design, the CPT can assess a subject's ability to represent visuospatial information either egocentrically (CPT-A) or allocentrically (CPT-B). We administered the test on two patients with topographical disorientation; one with egocentric disorientation and another with heading disorientation...
December 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805425/cognitive-map-recall-test-a-new-specific-test-to-assess-topographical-disorientation
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Virginie Descloux, Roland Maurer
Topographical disorientation, the inability to orient in a well-known environment, is a very incapacitating syndrome. Despite its relatively high frequency after a right cerebral lesion, there is currently no specific neuropsychological test to assess it. We propose a completely new test, with preliminary normative data, assessing the subjects' ability to recall allocentric spatial information from their cognitive map. The subjects are asked to mentally compare distances and directions between landmarks in their familiar environment...
November 2, 2016: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742819/on-the-planning-and-design-of-hospital-circulation-zones-a-review-of-the-evidence-based-literature
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Shan Jiang, Stephen Verderber
OBJECTIVE: This present literature review explores current issues and research inconsistencies regarding the design of hospital circulation zones and the associated health-related outcomes. BACKGROUND: Large general hospitals are immense, highly sophisticated institutions. Empirical studies have indicated excessively institutional environments in large medical centers are a cause of negative effects to occupants, including stress, anxiety, wayfinding difficulties and spatial disorientation, lack of cognitional control, and stress associated with inadequate access to nature...
October 14, 2016: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662352/spatial-disorientation-training-in-the-rotor-wing-flight-simulator
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REVIEW
Nicole Powell-Dunford, Alaistair Bushby, Richard A Leland
BACKGROUND: This study is intended to identify efficacy, evolving applications, best practices, and challenges of spatial disorientation (SD) training in flight simulators for rotor wing pilots. METHODS: Queries of a UK Ministry of Defense research database and Pub Med were undertaken using the search terms 'spatial disorientation,' 'rotor wing,' and 'flight simulator.' Efficacy, evolving applications, best practices, and challenges of SD simulation for rotor wing pilots were also ascertained through discussion with subject matter experts and industrial partners...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590293/anti-lgi1-encephalitis-clinical-syndrome-and-long-term-follow-up
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Agnes van Sonderen, Roland D Thijs, Elias C Coenders, Lize C Jiskoot, Esther Sanchez, Marienke A A M de Bruijn, Marleen H van Coevorden-Hameete, Paul W Wirtz, Marco W J Schreurs, Peter A E Sillevis Smitt, Maarten J Titulaer
OBJECTIVE: This nationwide study gives a detailed description of the clinical features and long-term outcome of anti-leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1) encephalitis. METHODS: We collected patients prospectively from October 2013, and retrospectively from samples sent to our laboratory from January 2007. LGI1 antibodies were confirmed with both cell-based assay and immunohistochemistry. Clinical information was obtained in interviews with patients and their relatives and from medical records...
October 4, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450709/developmental-topographical-disorientation
#17
Giuseppe Iaria, Ford Burles
Developmental topographical disorientation (DTD) refers to the lifelong inability to orient in extremely familiar surroundings despite the absence of any acquired brain damage or neurological disorder. Here, we describe the findings of this newly discovered condition, and highlight how this phenomenon provides novel insights into the mechanisms underlying human spatial navigation.
October 2016: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27208678/pilot-domain-task-experience-in-night-fatal-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-accidents
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Bryan B Aherne, Chrystal Zhang, David G Newman
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, accident and fatality rates in helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operations increase significantly under nighttime environmentally hazardous operational conditions. Other studies have found pilots' total flight hours unrelated to HEMS accident outcomes. Many factors affect pilots' decision making, including their experience. This study seeks to investigate whether pilot domain task experience (DTE) in HEMS plays a role against likelihood of accidents at night when hazardous operational conditions are entered...
June 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27136693/rotational-coherent-dot-movement-normalizes-spatial-disorientation-of-the-subjective-visual-vertical-in-patients-with-rightsided-stroke
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S Reinhart, A K Schaadt, I Keller, H Hildebrandt, G Kerkhoff, K Utz
Studies in healthy individuals indicate a significant influence of rotating visual motion on judgments of the subjective visual vertical (SVV). Moreover, sensory stimulation manoeuvres like horizontal coherent dot movement significantly modulate horizontal spatial deficits in patients with rightsided stroke. Here, we investigated whether rotational coherent dot movement (RCDM) modulates spatial orientation deficits of the SVV in the roll plane in right hemispheric stroke. We tested the perceptual judgment of the SVV in 20 patients with right-hemispheric, first ever stroke (10 of them with a disorder of the SVV and 10 without a disorder), and 10 healthy, age-matched subjects under three experimental conditions: (1) with a static background of small white dots, (2) with slow clockwise or (3) counterclockwise circular RCDM of these background stimuli...
November 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27111069/a-long-term-longitudinal-follow-up-of-depressed-patients-treated-with-ect-with-special-focus-on-development-of-dementia
#20
Åke Berggren, Lars Gustafson, Peter Höglund, Aki Johanson
BACKGROUND: In this study, the long term effects of ECT on patients with depression were investigated through repeated rCBF and EEG measures as well as clinical characteristics over several years. The aim of the investigation was to establish an association with the eventual development of dementia. METHOD: A cohort of forty-nine patients (21 men and 28 women) with a mean age of 61 years underwent ECT. A subsequent evaluation from medical records and three rating-scales for diagnosis of Alzheimer´s disease (AD), fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), and for vascular dementia (VaD), revealed that 17 patients (8 men and 9 women), had developed dementia...
August 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
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