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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328692/experience-with-a-care-process-model-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Lina Patel, Jeff Michael, Nancy Allen, Lisa Schroeder, Lisa Berglund, Jason G Newland
OBJECTIVES: Care process models (CPMs) for certain conditions have improved clinical outcomes in children. This study describes the implementation and impact of a CPM for the evaluation of musculoskeletal infections in a pediatric emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective pre-post intervention study was performed to analyze the impact of a musculoskeletal infection CPM. Patients were identified retrospectively through electronic order history for imaging of an extremity or joint and recommended laboratory tests...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328574/the-long-term-reliability-of-static-and-dynamic-quantitative-sensory-testing-in-healthy-individuals
#2
Anna Marcuzzi, Paul J Wrigley, Catherine M Dean, Roger Adams, Julia M Hush
Quantitative sensory tests (QST) have been increasingly used to investigate alterations in somatosensory function in a wide range of painful conditions. The interpretation of these findings is based on the assumption that the measures are stable and reproducible. To date, reliability of QST has been investigated for short test-retest intervals. The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term reliability of a multimodal QST assessment in healthy people, with testing conducted on three occasions over 4-months...
March 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322130/motor-recovery-in-post-stroke-patients-with-aphasia-the-role-of-specific-linguistic-abilities
#3
Valeria Ginex, Laura Veronelli, Nicola Vanacore, Eleonora Lacorte, Alessia Monti, Massimo Corbo
BACKGROUND: Aphasia is a serious consequence of stroke but aphasics patients have been routinely excluded from participation in some areas of stroke research. OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of specific linguistic and non-verbal cognitive abilities on the short-term motor recovery of patients with aphasia due to first-ever stroke to the left hemisphere after an intensive rehabilitation treatment. METHODS: 48 post-acute aphasic patients, who underwent physiotherapy and speech language therapy, were enrolled for this retrospective cohort-study...
March 21, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300332/computer-vision-based-diameter-maps-to-study-fluoroscopic-recordings-of-small-intestinal-motility-from-conscious-experimental-animals
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I Ramírez, J J Pantrigo, A S Montemayor, A E López-Pérez, M I Martín-Fontelles, S J H Brookes, R Abalo
BACKGROUND: When available, fluoroscopic recordings are a relatively cheap, non-invasive and technically straightforward way to study gastrointestinal motility. Spatiotemporal maps have been used to characterize motility of intestinal preparations in vitro, or in anesthetized animals in vivo. Here, a new automated computer-based method was used to construct spatiotemporal motility maps from fluoroscopic recordings obtained in conscious rats. METHODS: Conscious, non-fasted, adult, male Wistar rats (n=8) received intragastric administration of barium contrast, and 1-2 hours later, when several loops of the small intestine were well-defined, a 2 minutes-fluoroscopic recording was obtained...
March 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292010/the-anti-allergic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-benjakul-extract-a-thai-traditional-medicine-its-constituent-plants-and-its-some-pure-constituents-using-in-vitro-experiments
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Sunita Makchuchit, Ruchilak Rattarom, Arunporn Itharat
Benjakul (BJK), a Thai traditional medicine preparation, has long been used for balanced health, controlled abnormal of element in the body, carminative, and relief of flatulence. It is composed of five plants: Piper interruptum Opiz., Piper longum L., Piper sarmentosum Roxb., Plumbago indica L., and Zingiber officinale Roscoe. The ethanolic extracts of BJK, its five individual plants, and pure constituents of BJK were investigated for their anti-allergic activity using immunoglobulin E (IgE)-sensitized β-hexosaminidase in the rat basophilic leukemia-2H3 (RBL-2H3) cells and anti-inflammatory activity using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in the murine macrophage (RAW 264...
March 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290761/comparison-between-wrist-worn-and-waist-worn-accelerometry
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Paul D Loprinzi, Brandee Smith
OBJECTIVE: To use the most recent ActiGraph model (GT9X) to compare counts per minute (CPM) estimates between wrist-worn and waist-worn attachment sites. METHODS: Participants completed two conditions (laboratory [N=13] and free-living conditions [N=9]), in which during both of these conditions they wore two ActiGraph GT9X accelerometers on their non-dominant wrist (side-by-side) and two ActiGraph GT9X accelerometers on their right hip in line with the midaxillary line (side-by-side)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289647/central-pontine-myelinolysis-induced-by-alcohol-withdrawal-a-case-report
#7
Jae Ho Kim, Sae Hyun Kim, Ho Joong Jeong, Young Joo Sim, Dong Kyu Kim, Ghi Chan Kim
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a demyelinating disorder characterized by the loss of myelin in the center of the basis pons, and is mainly caused by the rapid correction of hyponatremia. We report the case of a young woman who presented with gait disturbance and alcohol withdrawal, and who was eventually diagnosed with CPM. Generally, the cause and pathogenesis of CPM in chronic alcoholics remain unclear. In this cases, the CPM may be unrelated to hyponatremia or its correction. However, it is possible that the osmotic pressure changes due to refeeding syndrome after alcohol withdrawal was the likely cause in this case...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288090/clinical-study-of-an-online-tool-for-standardizing-hospital-care
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Mary J Burgess, Mark J Enzler, Deanne T Kashiwagi, Andi J Selby, M Rizwan Sohail, Paul R Daniels, Brian D Lahr, Farrell Lloyd, Larry D Baddour
We assessed if use of an online clinical decision support tool improved standardization and quality of care in hospitalized patients with lower extremity cellulitis (LEC). This was a 14-month preintervention and postintervention study of 85 LEC admissions. There was significantly higher usage of the online LEC care process model (CPM) in the postintervention phase (p < .001). There was a trend toward higher rates of appropriate antibiotic regimen in the postintervention group both initially and at discharge (p = ...
November 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287532/dynamic-quantitative-sensory-testing-to-characterize-central-pain-processing
#9
Ian G Mackey, Eric A Dixon, Kevin Johnson, Jiang-Ti Kong
Central facilitation and modulation of incoming nociceptive signals play an important role in the perception of pain. Disruption in central pain processing is present in many chronic pain conditions and can influence responses to specific therapies. Thus, the ability to precisely describe the state of central pain processing has profound clinical significance in both prognosis and prediction. Because it is not practical to record neuronal firings directly in the human spinal cord, surrogate behavior tests become an important tool to assess the state of central pain processing...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280664/ultrasound-and-histologic-examination-after-subcutaneous-injection-of-two-volumizing-hyaluronic-acid-fillers-a-preliminary-study
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Patrick Micheels, Stéphanie Besse, Didier Sarazin, Pierre Quinodoz, Badwi Elias, Marva Safa, Joan Vandeputte
BACKGROUND: This study examined the influence of hyaluronic acid (HA) crosslinking technology on the ultrasound and histologic behavior of HA fillers designed for subcutaneous injection. METHODS: One subject received subcutaneous injections of 0.25 ml Cohesive Polydensified Matrix (CPM) and Vycross volumizing HA in tissue scheduled for abdominoplasty by bolus and retrograde fanning techniques. Ultrasound analyses were performed on days 0 and 8 and histologic analyses on days 0 and 21 after injection...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277434/age-interactions-on-pain-sensitization-in-patients-with-severe-knee-osteoarthritis-and-controls
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Kristian Kjær Petersen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Sara Finocchietti, Rogerio Pessoto Hirata, Ole Simonsen, Mogens Berg Laursen, Thomas Graven-Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Widespread pressure hyperalgesia, facilitated temporal summation of pain (TSP), and impaired conditioned pain modulation (CPM) have been found in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients compared with controls and these parameters have further been suggested to be altered in the elderly. This study investigated the influence of age on pressure hyperalgesia, TSP, and CPM in patients with KOA and controls. METHODS: One-hundred-thirty-three severe KOA patients and 50 age and sex-matched asymptomatic controls were assessed by cuff algometry and handheld pressure algometry...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277404/associations-of-vigorous-intensity-physical-activity-with-biomarkers-in-youth
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Justin B Moore, Michael W Beets, Keith Brazendale, Steven N Blair, Russell R Pate, Lars B Andersen, Sigmund A Anderssen, Anders Grøntved, Pedro C Hallal, Katarzyna Kordas, Susi Kriemler, John J Reilly, Luis B Sardinha
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) conveys known cardiometabolic benefits to youth, but the contribution of vigorous-intensity PA (VPA) to these benefits is unknown. Therefore, we sought to determine, a) the associations between VPA and cardiometabolic biomarkers independent of moderate-intensity PA (MPA) and time sedentary, and b) the accelerometer cutpoint that best represents the threshold for health-promoting VPA in youth. METHODS: Data from the International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD) were analyzed in 2015...
March 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271028/sedentary-behavior-patterns-in-non-pregnant-and-pregnant-women
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Marquis Hawkins, Youngdeok Kim, Kelley Pettee Gabriel, Bonny Jane Rockette-Wagner, Lisa Chasan-Taber
Sedentary behavior has been associated with adverse health outcomes among pregnant women; however, few studies have characterized sedentary behavior patterns in this population. We described patterns of accelerometer-determined indicators of sedentary behavior among a national sample of US pregnant (n = 234) women and non-pregnant (n = 1146) women participating in the NHANES 2003-06 cycles. We included women with ≥ 4 days of accelerometer wear of ≥ 10 h/day. A count threshold of < 100 cpm was used to describe sedentary behavior as: 1) total accumulated sedentary time by bout length categories; 2) accumulated sedentary time within discrete bout length categories; 3) mean, median, and usual bout length; and 4) and bout frequency...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270235/-preventive-contralateral-mastectomy-despite-absence-of-gene-mutation-management-and-treatment-of-women-with-no-medical-indication
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L de Jong, T M A L Klem, M Groen, L B Koppert, R A Oldenburg, W W Vrijland
Recently, there has been an increase in the rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPM) as a therapy for breast cancer. The CPM is performed to achieve a reduction in the risk of developing asecond breast cancer. However, evidence is lacking for beneficial survival outcomes after a CPM in patients without a gene mutation, and complications of surgery are inevitable. Currently there are no evidence-based clinical practice guidelines available for clinicians to decide upon the right treatment for patients without a gene mutation...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269590/time-frequency-joint-coding-method-for-boosting-information-transfer-rate-in-an-ssvep-based-bci-system
#15
Ke Lin, Yijun Wang, Xiaorong Gao
Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential (SSVEP) based Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system is an important BCI modality. It has advantages such as ease of use, little training and high Information Transfer Rate (ITR). Traditional SSVEP based BCI systems are based on the Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) approach in telecommunications. Recently, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) was also introduced to SSVEP based BCI to enhance the system performance. This study designed a new time-frequency joint coding method to utilize the information coding from both time and frequency domains...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266647/heart-rate-responses-induced-by-acoustic-tempo-and-its-interaction-with-basal-heart-rate
#16
Ken Watanabe, Yuuki Ooishi, Makio Kashino
Many studies have revealed the influences of music on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Since previous studies focused on the effects of acoustic tempo on the ANS, and humans have their own physiological oscillations such as the heart rate (HR), the effects of acoustic tempo might depend on the HR. Here we show the relationship between HR elevation induced by acoustic tempo and individual basal HR. Since high tempo-induced HR elevation requires fast respiration, which is based on sympatho-respiratory coupling, we controlled the participants' respiration at a faster rate (20 CPM) than usual (15 CPM)...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248338/spectrum-and-space-resolved-4d-imaging-by-coded-aperture-correlation-holography-coach-with-diffractive-objective-lens
#17
A Vijayakumar, Joseph Rosen
In this Letter, we present an advanced optical configuration of coded aperture correlation holography (COACH) with a diffractive objective lens. Four-dimensional imaging of objects at the three spatial dimensions and with an additional spectral dimension is demonstrated. A hologram of three-dimensional objects illuminated by different wavelengths was recorded by the interference of light diffracted from the objects with the light diffracted from the same objects, but through a random-like coded phase mask (CPM)...
March 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242210/cpr-quality-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-transport
#18
Sheldon Cheskes, Adam Byers, Cathy Zhan, P Richard Verbeek, Dennis Ko, Ian R Drennan, Jason E Buick, Steven C Brooks, Steve Lin, Ahmed Taher, Laurie J Morrison
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated significant associations between cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality metrics and survival to hospital discharge. No adequately powered study has explored the relationship between location of resuscitation (scene vs. transport) and CPR quality. METHODS: We analyzed CPR quality data from treated adult OHCA occurring over a 40 month period beginning January 1, 2013 from the Rescu Epistry-cardiac arrest database...
February 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231532/paeonifiorin-sulfonate-as-a-characteristic-marker-for-specifically-inspecting-chinese-patent-medicine-liu-wei-di-huang-wan-contained-sulfur-fumigated-moutan-cortex
#19
Xiu-Yang Li, Fang Long, Jin-Di Xu, Hong Shen, Ming Kong, He Zhu, Ye-Qing Zhang, Song-Lin Li
Sulfur fumigation can induce chemical transformation of bioactive components, consequently the alteration of bioactivities or even toxicities of medicinal herbs. Inspecting Chinese patent medicines (CPM) contained sulfur-fumigated constituent herbs is crucial for ensuring the safety and efficacy of CPM. Paeonifiorin sulfonate is a sulfur-fumigation induced compound of Moutan Cortex (MC), one of the main constituent herbs of a commonly used CPM Liu-Wei-Di-Huang-Wan (LWDHW). Herein, we investigated the approach of paeonifiorin sulfonate as a characteristic marker for specifically inspecting LWDHW potentially contained sulfur-fumigated MC (SFMC)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227846/time-frequency-joint-coding-method-for-boosting-information-transfer-rate-in-an-ssvep-based-bci-system
#20
Ke Lin, Yijun Wang, Xiaorong Gao, Ke Lin, Yijun Wang, Xiaorong Gao, Yijun Wang, Xiaorong Gao, Ke Lin
Steady-State Visual Evoked Potential (SSVEP) based Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system is an important BCI modality. It has advantages such as ease of use, little training and high Information Transfer Rate (ITR). Traditional SSVEP based BCI systems are based on the Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) approach in telecommunications. Recently, Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) was also introduced to SSVEP based BCI to enhance the system performance. This study designed a new time-frequency joint coding method to utilize the information coding from both time and frequency domains...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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