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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910255/better-strength-better-balance-partnering-to-deliver-a-fall-prevention-program-for-older-adults
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Darcie Taing, Kelly McKay
SETTING: Falls incur significant health and economic costs, particularly among older adults. Physical activity has been found to be the single most important fall prevention behaviour an older adult can do. This manuscript describes Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) experience implementing the Better Strength, Better Balance! (BSBB) program, a fall prevention exercise program for older adults, through an innovative partnership with the local Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services (RCFS) Department...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878444/experimental-evaluation-and-training-of-stent-clot-retrieval-the-confront-clot-scrambling-method
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Tomotaka Ohshima, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Kojiro Ishikawa
The introduction of stent retrievers has changed the methods used for acute intracranial thrombectomy, but the training approach has not been discussed enough. We, therefore, aimed to establish a simple skill up method which can be used to train anytime and anywhere with low costs. Also, we introduce our experimental confront clot scrambling method (CCSM) which makes a profitable visualization in how the stent retriever works. The CCSM involved a sham clot set in the middle of a polyvinyl chloride tube, after which two stent retrievers were navigated from each side before being simultaneously withdrawn with the same force...
August 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877273/virtual-reality-simulator-for-dental-anesthesia-training-in-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-block
#3
Cléber Gimenez Corrêa, Maria Aparecida de Andrade Moreira Machado, Edith Ranzini, Romero Tori, Fátima de Lourdes Santos Nunes
Objectives: This study shows the development and validation of a dental anesthesia-training simulator, specifically for the inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB). The system developed provides the tactile sensation of inserting a real needle in a human patient, using Virtual Reality (VR) techniques and a haptic device that can provide a perceived force feedback in the needle insertion task during the anesthesia procedure. Material and Methods: To simulate a realistic anesthesia procedure, a Carpule syringe was coupled to a haptic device...
July 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858901/medical-statistics-for-beginners-1st-ed
#4
Feng Dai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856547/learning-a-foreign-language-a-new-path-to-enhancement-of-cognitive-functions
#5
Sara Shoghi Javan, Behzad Ghonsooly
The complicated cognitive processes involved in natural (primary) bilingualism lead to significant cognitive development. Executive functions as a fundamental component of human cognition are deemed to be affected by language learning. To date, a large number of studies have investigated how natural (primary) bilingualism influences executive functions; however, the way acquired (secondary) bilingualism manipulates executive functions is poorly understood. To fill this gap, controlling for age, gender, IQ, and socio-economic status, the researchers compared 60 advanced learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) to 60 beginners on measures of executive functions involving Stroop, Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST) and Wechsler's digit span tasks...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854126/the-influence-of-guided-error-based-learning-on-motor-skills-self-efficacy-and-achievement
#6
Kuei-Pin Chien, Sufen Chen
The authors investigated the role of errors in motor skills teaching, specifically the influence of errors on skills self-efficacy and achievement. The participants were 75 undergraduate students enrolled in pétanque courses. The experimental group (guided error-based learning, n = 37) received a 6-week period of instruction based on the students' errors, whereas the control group (correct motion instruction, n = 38) received a 6-week period of instruction emphasizing correct motor skills. The experimental group had significantly higher scores in motor skills self-efficacy and outcomes than did the control group...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845489/is-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-a-useful-tool-in-a-beginner-s-hand-how-much-can-a-computer-assisted-diagnosis-prototype-help-in-characterizing-the-malignancy-of-focal-liver-lesions
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Tudor Voicu Moga, Alina Popescu, Ioan Sporea, Mirela Danila, Ciprian David, Vasile Gui, Nicoleta Iacob, Gratian Miclaus, Roxana Sirli
AIM: Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improved the characterization of focal liver lesions (FLLs), but is an operatordependent method. The goal of this paper was to test a computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) prototype and to see its benefit in assisting a beginner in the evaluation of FLLs. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Our cohort included 97 good quality CEUS videos[34% hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), 12.3% hypervascular metastases (HiperM), 11.3% hypovascular metastases (HipoM), 24...
August 23, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840213/heuristics-for-precise-supramolecular-control-of-soft-matter-structure-and-properties-2-3-4-tris-dodecyloxy-benzenesulfonates-with-alkaline-and-organic-cations
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M A Shcherbina, A V Bakirov, U Beginn, L Yan, X Zhu, M Möller, S N Chvalun
Comprehensive analysis of the structure and phase behavior for a number of 2,3,4-tris(dodecyloxy)benzenesulfonates with alkali metal and organic focal groups revealed that the shape of the mesogenic group plays a decisive role in phase behavior of the material. Cubic and layered types of packing prevail when the size of the cation is small and, thus, the shape of the mesogenic molecule is close to conic one. With increasing cation size, the shape becomes more tapered, and columnar mesophases appear to be more stable...
August 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840022/common-data-manipulations-with-r-in-biological-researches
#9
EDITORIAL
Shi-Yi Chen, Qin Liu, Zhe Feng
R is a computer language and has been widely used in science community due to the powerful capability in data analysis and visualization; and these functions are mainly provided by the developed packages. Because every package has strict format definitions on the inputted data, it is always required to appropriately manipulate the original data in advance. Unfortunately, users, especially for the beginners, are always confused by the extreme flexibility with R in data manipulation. In the present paper, we roughly categorize the common manipulations with R for biological data into four classes, including overview of data, transformation, summarization, and reshaping...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820165/extraocular-needle-guided-haptic-insertion-technique-of-scleral-fixation-intraocular-lens-surgeries-x-nit
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Prabu Baskaran, Pratyusha Ganne, Sahil Bhandari, Seema Ramakrishnan, Rengaraj Venkatesh, Prashant Gireesh
The most challenging step in sutureless scleral fixation of intraocular lens (SFIOL) is exteriorization of haptics. The conventional handshake technique has a learning curve since it involves intraocular handing over of haptics from one forceps to another. Here, we describe "extraocular needle-guided haptic insertion technique" (X-NIT), a novel technique of exteriorizing haptics that totally eliminates intraocular manipulations. This method involves sequential introduction of two bent 26-gauge needles through the sclera (pars plicata zone) into the eye which are brought out through a sclerocorneal wound...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818701/lapcap-a-novel-device-to-reduce-the-entry-complications
#11
Ramesh Bettaiah, Shwetha Sudhakar Kamath, Rachana Ghanti
Laparoscopy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide .Over 50% of laparoscopic injuries to the gastrointestinal tract and major vessels occur during the initial entry phase. Major vascular injury during the initiation of a pneumoperitoneum is a much feared complication of laparoscopic procedures.This can be overcome by using a vacuum cup at the time of Veress entry especially in thin patients.The vacuum cup is a simple device to create pneumoperitoneum with ease . It can significantly reduce the risk of retroperitoneal injury associated with the use of Veress needle...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746948/-factors-associated-with-safety-knowledge-on-alpine-ski%C3%A2-slopes
#12
Gerhard Ruedl, Elena Pocecco, Friedrich Brunner, Klaus Greier, Carolin Hildebrandt, Christian Raschner
Background The jurisdiction after a winter sport accident including a third party fault considers the 10 rules for safe skiing/snowboarding introduced by the International Ski Federation (FIS) to clarify the question of liability. A previous study revealed that beginners, young skiers and those who were not local residents displayed insufficient safety knowledge in given situations. The aim of this study was to evaluate additional factors associated with safety knowledge on ski slopes, e. g. type of winter sport, helmet use, risk taking behavior, and a previous injury occurred on a ski slope...
July 26, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738668/study-of-effects-of-multimodal-exercise-programme-on-physical-fitness-and-health-perception-in-community-living-hungarian-older-adults
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Anikó Virág, Izabella Harkányi, Csilla K Karóczi, Zsolt Vass, Éva Kovács
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects on fitness indicators and subjective health-perception of a multimodal exercise programme provided by a district in Budapest among community-living seniors. METHODS: Sixty community-living older adults aged over 60 years formed beginner group (who were at the beginning of the exercise programme), advanced group (who had been in the programme for 3-6 months), active group (who had been participating in the exercise programme for at least 6 months, in addition to Nordic Walking programme) and a physically inactive control group...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736429/ultrasound-guided-genitourinary-interventions-principles-and-techniques
#14
Byung Kwan Park
Ultrasound (US) is often used to guide various interventional procedures in the genitourinary Epub ahead of print (GU) tract because it can provide real-time imaging without any radiation hazard. Moreover, US can clearly visualize the pathway of an aspiration or biopsy needle to ensure the safety of the intervention. US guidance also helps clinicians to access lesions via the transabdominal, transhepatic, transvaginal, transrectal, and transperineal routes. Hence, US-guided procedures are useful for radiologists who wish to perform GU interventions...
May 29, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697374/counselor-competence-for-telephone-motivation-interviewing-addressing-lifestyle-change-among-dutch-older-adults
#15
Ilse Mesters, Hilde M van Keulen, Hein de Vries, Johannes Brug
Counselor competence in telephone Motivation Interviewing (MI) to change lifestyle behaviors in a primary care population was assessed using the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity (MITI) rating system. Counselor behavior was evaluated by trained raters. Twenty minutes of a random sample of 336 MI sessions were coded representing 232 counselees. Ninety-four sessions (28%) were double coded to assess inter-rater agreement. The MI fidelity was examined by comparing the MI fidelity scores direction, empathy, spirit, % open questions, % complex reflections, reflections-to-questions ratio, % MI-adherent responses with the matching beginner proficiency MITI threshold...
July 6, 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687417/just-a-minute-meditation-rapid-voluntary-conscious-state-shifts-in-long-term-meditators
#16
Ajay Kumar Nair, Arun Sasidharan, John P John, Seema Mehrotra, Bindu M Kutty
Meditation induces a modified state of consciousness that remains under voluntary control. Can meditators rapidly and reversibly bring about mental state changes on demand? To check, we carried out 128 channel EEG recordings on Brahma Kumaris Rajayoga meditators (36 long term: median 14240h meditation; 25 short term: 1095h) and controls (25) while they tried to switch every minute between rest and meditation states in different conditions (eyes open and closed; before and after an engaging task). Long term meditators robustly shifted states with enhanced theta power (4-8Hz) during meditation...
August 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669417/st-george-mivart-as-popularizer-of-zoology-in-britain-and-america-1869-1881
#17
Emma E Swain
Recent scholarly attentions have shifted from key actors within the scientific elite and religious authorities to scientific practitioners and popularizers who used science to pursue a wide variety of cultural purposes. The Roman Catholic zoologist St. George Mivart (1827-1900) has typically been cast as a staunch anti-Darwinian ostracized by Darwin's inner circle of scientific naturalists. Understood as a popularizer of science, his position can be re-thought. Mivart did not operate on the periphery of Victorian science...
June 29, 2017: Endeavour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659511/ronald-epstein-md-bringing-mindfulness-into-the-examination-room
#18
Ronald Epstein
Advances in Mind-Body Medicine (Advances): You have come out with a book recently, titled Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. What was the motive for writing this book? Dr Epstein: I knew that it was time to expand beyond writing for medical audiences and peer-reviewed journals when 2 realizations struck me. One is that important change in medicine often comes from the outside in as opposed to from the inside out. The degree to which the public is educated and energized about an issue can produce a change in medicine...
April 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654728/finding-similar-nucleotide-sequences-using-network-blast-searches
#19
Istvan Ladunga
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is the first tool in the annotation of nucleotide or amino acid sequences. BLAST is a flagship of bioinformatics due to its performance and user-friendliness. Beginners and intermediate users will learn how to design and submit blastn and Megablast searches on the Web pages at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. We map nucleic acid sequences to genomes, find identical or similar mRNAs, expressed sequence tag, and noncoding RNA sequences, and run Megablast searches, which are much faster than blastn...
June 27, 2017: Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623590/integration-of-genome-wide-tf-binding-and-gene-expression-data-to-characterize-gene-regulatory-networks-in-plant-development
#20
Dijun Chen, Kerstin Kaufmann
Key transcription factors (TFs) controlling the morphogenesis of flowers and leaves have been identified in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Recent genome-wide approaches based on chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by high-throughput DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) enable systematic identification of genome-wide TF binding sites (TFBSs) of these regulators. Here, we describe a computational pipeline for analyzing ChIP-seq data to identify TFBSs and to characterize gene regulatory networks (GRNs) with applications to the regulatory studies of flower development...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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