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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227848/motion-noise-cancellation-in-seismocardiogram-of-ambulant-subjects-with-dual-sensors
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Chenxi Yang, Negar Tavassolian, Chenxi Yang, Negar Tavassolian, Negar Tavassolian, Chenxi Yang
This paper presents a dual-sensor method of extracting seismocardiographic (SCG) data from moving adult subjects using chest-worn wireless MEMS accelerometers. A digital signal processing (DSP) system including a normalized least means square (NLMS) adaptive filter is designed and tested in MATLAB. Data results from 10 subjects indicate a detection rate of 98.72% which outperforms our previously-proposed single-sensor scheme. Various sensor positons and possible failure mechanisms are also investigated to further evaluate the system performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227654/preliminary-results-for-an-adaptive-pattern-recognition-system-for-novel-users-using-a-powered-lower-limb-prosthesis
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John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Eric J Perreault, Levi J Hargrove, John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Eric J Perreault, Levi J Hargrove, Eric J Perreault, John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Levi J Hargrove
Powered prosthetic legs are capable of improving the gait of lower limb amputees. Pattern recognition systems for these devices allow amputees to transition between different locomotion modes in a way that is seamless and transparent to the user. However, the potential of these systems is diminished because they require large amounts of training data that is burdensome to collect. To reduce the effort required to acquire these data, we developed an adaptive pattern recognition system that automatically learns from subject-specific data as the user is ambulating...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227653/delaying-ambulation-mode-transitions-in-a-powered-knee-ankle-prosthesis
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Ann M Simon, John A Spanias, Kimberly A Ingraham, Levi J Hargrove, Ann M Simon, John A Spanias, Kimberly A Ingraham, Levi J Hargrove, John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Kimberly A Ingraham, Levi J Hargrove
Powered knee and ankle prostheses have the potential to improve the mobility of individuals with a lower limb amputation. As the number of different ambulation modes the prosthesis can be configured for increases, so too does the challenge of how to best transition the prosthesis between these modes. Pattern recognition systems have been suggested as a means to provide seamless and natural transitions, although error rates need to be reduced for these systems to be clinical viable. Delaying mode transitions by a small window may be one way to reduce error rates and improve reliability...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226952/a-unified-parameterization-of-human-gait-across-ambulation-modes
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Kyle R Embry, Dario J Villarreal, Robert D Gregg, Kyle R Embry, Dario J Villarreal, Robert D Gregg, Kyle R Embry, Robert D Gregg, Dario J Villarreal
This paper introduces a novel gait parameterization method that models gait kinematics as a continuous function of gait cycle phase, walking speed, and ground slope. Kinematic data was recorded from seven able-bodied subjects walking on a treadmill at twenty-seven combinations of walking speed and ground slope. Convex optimization was used to determine the parameters of a function of three variables that fits this experimental data. This function may be able to provide desired trajectories to a virtual constraint controller over a continuum of gait phases and ambulation modes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226938/a-wearable-skin-stretch-haptic-feedback-device-towards-improving-balance-control-in-lower-limb-amputees
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M A B Husman, H F Maqbool, M I Awad, A Abouhossein, A A Dehghani-Sanij, M A B Husman, H F Maqbool, M I Awad, A Abouhossein, A A Dehghani-Sanij, A Abouhossein, A A Dehghani-Sanij, M A B Husman, M I Awad, H F Maqbool
Haptic feedback to lower limb amputees is essential to maximize the functionality of a prosthetic device by providing information to the user about the interaction with the environment and the position of the prostheses in space. Severed sensory pathway and the absence of connection between the prosthesis and the Central Nervous System (CNS) after lower limb amputation reduces balance control, increases visual dependency and increases risk of falls among amputees. This work describes the design of a wearable haptic feedback device for lower limb amputees using lateral skin-stretch modality intended to serve as a feedback cue during ambulation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226917/development-of-a-planar-shear-sensor
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Bruce J P Mortimer, Gary A Zets, Brian J Altenbernd, Tharaka Goonetilleke, Bruce J P Mortimer, Gary A Zets, Brian J Altenbernd, Tharaka Goonetilleke, Bruce J P Mortimer, Tharaka Goonetilleke, Gary A Zets, Brian J Altenbernd
This paper describes a wearable sensor that simultaneously measures both shear and orthogonal force. The planar shear sensor is based on inductive coupling between a small target and a series of adjacent coils. Lateral movement of the target changes the coupling between a primary coil and a series of geometrically shaped and scaled sense coils. Design of the sensor and methods for calibration are investigated. The wearable sensor can be used for measurement of in-situ foot loading during ambulation and we postulate that this may be useful for biomechanical analysis including exoskeletons and balance rehabilitation applications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224347/emergency-medical-service-systems-in-sri-lanka-problems-of-the-past-challenges-of-the-future
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Kelum Wimalaratne, Jeong Il Lee, Kang Hyun Lee, Hee Young Lee, Jung Hun Lee, In Hye Kang
INTRODUCTION: The concept of emergency medical services (EMS) is new to Sri Lanka. This article describes the development, delivery, and future ideas for EMS in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka also faces frequent natural hazards that justify the establishment of an EMS service. METHODOLOGY: Data and information regarding emergency medical care in Sri Lanka were collected and reviewed from resources including websites and research papers. RESULTS: Currently, there are no qualified emergency medical physicians in Sri Lanka...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224229/structural-changes-in-the-thigh-muscles-following-trans-femoral-amputation
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C Putz, J Block, S Gantz, D W W Heitzmann, T Dreher, B Lehner, M Alimusaj, S I Wolf, S Müller
INTRODUCTION: Early ambulation is the principal objective in trans-femoral amputees. Postamputation modifications complicate the rehabilitation process due to a reduced control at the interface between stump and prosthesis. The aim of this study is to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging depicts the amount of fatty degeneration of the thigh muscles after trans-femoral amputation (TFA). METHODS: A total of 12 patients following a TFA on the basis of a bone neoplasm or metastasis with an evaluable postoperative MRI were identified...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222626/proximal-fibular-osteotomy-a-new-surgery-for-pain-relief-and-improvement-of-joint-function-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Xiaohu Wang, Lei Wei, Zhi Lv, Bin Zhao, Zhiqing Duan, Wenjin Wu, Bin Zhang, Xiaochun Wei
Objective To explore the effects of proximal fibular osteotomy as a new surgery for pain relief and improvement of medial joint space and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods From January 2015 to May 2015, 47 patients who underwent proximal fibular osteotomy for medial compartment osteoarthritis were retrospectively followed up. Preoperative and postoperative weight-bearing and whole lower extremity radiographs were obtained to analyse the alignment of the lower extremity and ratio of the knee joint space (medial/lateral compartment)...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222558/effects-of-gait-training-using-the-hybrid-assistive-limb%C3%A2-%C3%A2-in-recovery-phase-stroke-patients-a-2-month-follow-up-randomized-controlled-study
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Hiroki Watanabe, Ryohei Goto, Naoki Tanaka, Akira Matsumura, Hisako Yanagi
BACKGROUND: Gait training using the Hybrid Assistive Limb ® (HAL ®) may have beneficial effects on post-stroke gait function and independent walking. However, the long-term and medium-term efficacies of gait training using HAL ® in stroke patients remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the medium-term efficacy of gait training using a single-leg version of the Hybrid Assistive Limb ® (HAL ®) on the paretic side with conventional gait training (CGT) in recovery-phase stroke patients...
January 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222471/telemedizin-potenziale-in-der-notfallmedizin
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Jörg C Brokmann, Marc Felzen, Stefan K Beckers, Michael Czaplik, Frederik Hirsch, Sebastian Bergrath, Rolf Rossaint
The telemedical support and networking between health personnel and medical specialists increases the quality of supply also in the prehospital emergency care. Till now only for some tracer diagnosis specifically designed telemedical services were used. However, now a unique holistic telemedicine system, which can be used for the whole emergency spectrum as a supplementary feature has been developed. It can be used for the whole prehospital emergency care. The needfulness and meaningfulness of telemedicine as well as the important structural characteristics in prehospital emergency care are pictured...
February 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222119/revised-hammersmith-scale-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy-a-sma-specific-clinical-outcome-assessment-tool
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Danielle Ramsey, Mariacristina Scoto, Anna Mayhew, Marion Main, Elena S Mazzone, Jacqueline Montes, Roberto de Sanctis, Sally Dunaway Young, Rachel Salazar, Allan M Glanzman, Amy Pasternak, Janet Quigley, Elizabeth Mirek, Tina Duong, Richard Gee, Matthew Civitello, Gihan Tennekoon, Marika Pane, Maria Carmela Pera, Kate Bushby, John Day, Basil T Darras, Darryl De Vivo, Richard Finkel, Eugenio Mercuri, Francesco Muntoni
Recent translational research developments in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), outcome measure design and demands from regulatory authorities require that clinical outcome assessments are 'fit for purpose'. An international collaboration (SMA REACH UK, Italian SMA Network and PNCRN USA) undertook an iterative process to address discontinuity in the recorded performance of the Hammersmith Functional Motor Scale Expanded and developed a revised functional scale using Rasch analysis, traditional psychometric techniques and the application of clinical sensibility via expert panels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217595/impact-of-pre-hospital-care-on-the-outcome-of-children-arriving-with-agonal-breathing-to-a-pediatric-emergency-service-in-south-india
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Debasis Das Adhikari, Krishna Mahathi, Urmi Ghosh, Indira Agarwal, Anila Chacko, Ebor Jacob, Kala Ebenezer
BACKGROUND: Data on the prehospital interventions received by critically ill children at arrival to Paediatric Emergency Services (PES) is limited in developing countries. This study aims to describe the pre-hospital care scenario, transport and their impact on outcome in non-traumatic, acutely ill children presenting in PES with agonal breathing. METHODS: Prospective observational study done on children aged below 15 years arriving in PES with agonal breathing due to non-trauma related causes...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215760/two-novel-cases-of-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-mitofusin2-finding-out-the-inheritance
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Alessandro Geroldi, Patrizia Lastella, Margherita Patruno, Fabio Gotta, Nicoletta Resta, Grazia Devigili, Carlo Sabbà, Rossella Gulli, Merit Lamp, Paola Origone, Paola Mandich, Emilia Bellone
MFN2 is the major gene involved in the axonal form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. It usually has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, but a few cases of homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations have been described. These patients usually present an earlier onset, more severe phenotype and their inheritance pattern can span from autosomal recessive to semidominant. Here we report two unrelated patients carrying two compound heterozygous MFN2 mutations. Both present a pure axonal neuropathy without any additional features...
January 17, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214486/robotic-inferior-vena-cava-surgery
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Victor J Davila, Cristine S Velazco, William M Stone, Richard J Fowl, Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, Erik P Castle, Samuel R Money
OBJECTIVE: Inferior vena cava (IVC) surgery is uncommon and has traditionally been performed through open surgical approaches. Renal cell carcinoma with IVC extension generally requires vena cavotomy and reconstruction. Open removal of malpositioned IVC filters (IVCF) is occasionally required after endovascular retrieval attempts have failed. As our experience with robotic surgery has advanced, we have applied this technology to surgery of the IVC. We reviewed our institution's experience with robotic surgical procedures involving the IVC to determine its safety and efficacy...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214239/feasibility-and-factor-structure-of-the-frail-scale-in-older-adults
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Ivan Aprahamian, Sumika Mori Lin, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Daniel Apolinario, Natália Oiring de Castro Cezar, Serpui Marie Elmadjian, Wilson Jacob Filho, Mônica Sanches Yassuda
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to (1) evaluate a geriatric outpatient sample with the FRAIL scale; (2) investigate the psychometric properties of the scale; and (3) characterize different associations of the subdimensions of the scale with demographic and clinical data. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Geriatric outpatient center a university-based hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 811 men and women aged 60 years or older evaluated between March 2015 and September 2015...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214165/agenesis-of-the-corpus-callosum-and-aicardi-syndrome-a%C3%A2-neuroimaging-and-clinical-comparison
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T Govil-Dalela, A Kumar, R Agarwal, H T Chugani
BACKGROUND: Agenesis of the corpus callosum can occur in individuals with epilepsy, either in isolation or as part of various neurological conditions, such as Aicardi syndrome. In this study, we evaluated the clinical and neuroradiological differences between children with nonsyndromic agenesis of the corpus callosum and those with Aicardi syndrome. METHODS: We evaluated 31 children with epilepsy and agenesis of the corpus callosum (11 males, 20 females), 14 of whom had Aicardi syndrome (all females)...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211822/robot-assisted-end-effector-based-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a%C3%A2-multicentric-uncontrolled-observational-retrospective-clinical-study
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Stefano Mazzoleni, Antonella Focacci, Marco Franceschini, Andreas Waldner, Chiara Spagnuolo, Elena Battini, Donatella Bonaiuti
BACKGROUND: Until now studies report inconclusive results as regards the effectiveness of exclusive use of robot-assisted training and clinical indications in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the only robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training can be feasible in chronic stroke subjects in terms of gait recovery. METHODS: Five rehabilitation centers participated and one hundred chronic post-stroke patients were recruited. Patients underwent a robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training as only rehabilitation treatment...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210060/effectiveness-of-new-sedation-and-rehabilitation-methods-for-critically-ill-patients-receiving-mechanical-ventilation
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Kouji Yamashita, Akiyoshi Takami, Saichi Wakayama, Misato Makino, Yoshihiro Takeyama
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of new sedation management methods and cooperation between nurses and physical therapists on the duration of mechanical ventilation and hospitalization. [Subjects and Methods] Patients who had been treated at the study hospital 2 years before and after the implementation of the new methods were analyzed retrospectively and classified into a "control group" and an "intervention group", respectively. Both groups were analyzed and subsequently compared regarding the effects of the new sedation and cooperative rehabilitation...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209195/qualitative-exploration-of-why-people-repeatedly-attend-emergency-departments-for-alcohol-related-reasons
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Tom Parkman, Joanne Neale, Ed Day, Colin Drummond
BACKGROUND: Understanding why people repeatedly attend Emergency Departments (EDs) for alcohol-related reasons is an important prerequisite to identifying ways of reducing any unnecessary demands on hospital resources. We use Andersen's Behavioural Model of Health Services Use to explore factors that contributed to repeat ED attendances. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 30 people who repeatedly attended EDs for alcohol-related reasons (≥10 attendances in the past 12 months)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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