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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436072/real-time-individualization-of-the-unified-model-of-performance
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Jianbo Liu, Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Srinivas Laxminarayan, Thomas J Balkin, Jaques Reifman
Existing mathematical models for predicting neurobehavioural performance are not suited for mobile computing platforms because they cannot adapt model parameters automatically in real time to reflect individual differences in the effects of sleep loss. We used an extended Kalman filter to develop a computationally efficient algorithm that continually adapts the parameters of the recently developed Unified Model of Performance (UMP) to an individual. The algorithm accomplishes this in real time as new performance data for the individual become available...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433867/validity-and-repeatability-of-inertial-measurement-units-for-measuring-gait-parameters
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Edward P Washabaugh, Tarun Kalyanaraman, Peter G Adamczyk, Edward S Claflin, Chandramouli Krishnan
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are small wearable sensors that have tremendous potential to be applied to clinical gait analysis. They allow objective evaluation of gait and movement disorders outside the clinic and research laboratory, and permit evaluation on large numbers of steps. However, repeatability and validity data of these systems are sparse for gait metrics. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and between-day repeatability of spatiotemporal metrics (gait speed, stance percent, swing percent, gait cycle time, stride length, cadence, and step duration) as measured with the APDM Opal IMUs and Mobility Lab system...
April 12, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429612/a-unique-database-for-gathering-data-from-a-mobile-app-and-medical-prescription-software-a-useful-data-source-to-collect-and-analyse-patient-reported-outcomes-of-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms
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Yoshinori Watanabe, Yoko Hirano, Yuko Asami, Maki Okada, Kazuya Fujita
A unique database named 'AN-SAPO' was developed by Iwato Corp. and Japan Brain Corp. in collaboration with the psychiatric clinics run by Himorogi Group in Japan. The AN-SAPO database includes patients' depression/anxiety score data from a mobile app named AN-SAPO and medical records from medical prescription software named 'ORCA'. On the mobile app, depression/anxiety severity can be evaluated by answering 20 brief questions and the scores are transferred to the AN-SAPO database together with the patients' medical records on ORCA...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428879/a-systems-biology-approach-to-investigating-the-influence-of-exercise-and-fitness-on-the-composition-of-leukocytes-in-peripheral-blood
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Michael P Gustafson, Ara Celi DiCostanzo, Courtney M Wheatley, Chul-Ho Kim, Svetlana Bornschlegl, Dennis A Gastineau, Bruce D Johnson, Allan B Dietz
BACKGROUND: Exercise immunology has become a growing field in the past 20 years, with an emphasis on understanding how different forms of exercise affect immune function. Mechanistic studies are beginning to shed light on how exercise may impair the development of cancer or be used to augment cancer treatment. The beneficial effects of exercise on the immune system may be exploited to improve patient responses to cancer immunotherapy. METHODS: We investigated the effects of acute exercise on the composition of peripheral blood leukocytes over time in a male population of varying fitness...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428717/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-a-comparison-between-robotic-laparoscopic-and-open-surgery
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Amilcare Parisi, Daniel Reim, Felice Borghi, Ninh T Nguyen, Feng Qi, Andrea Coratti, Fabio Cianchi, Maurizio Cesari, Francesca Bazzocchi, Orhan Alimoglu, Johan Gagnière, Graziano Pernazza, Simone D'Imporzano, Yan-Bing Zhou, Juan-Santiago Azagra, Olivier Facy, Steven T Brower, Zhi-Wei Jiang, Lu Zang, Arda Isik, Alessandro Gemini, Stefano Trastulli, Alexander Novotny, Alessandra Marano, Tong Liu, Mario Annecchiarico, Benedetta Badii, Giacomo Arcuri, Andrea Avanzolini, Metin Leblebici, Denis Pezet, Shou-Gen Cao, Martine Goergen, Shu Zhang, Giorgio Palazzini, Vito D'Andrea, Jacopo Desiderio
AIM: To investigate the role of minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer and determine surgical, clinical, and oncological outcomes. METHODS: This is a propensity score-matched case-control study, comparing three treatment arms: robotic gastrectomy (RG), laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG), open gastrectomy (OG). Data collection started after sharing a specific study protocol. Data were recorded through a tailored and protected web-based system. Primary outcomes: harvested lymph nodes, estimated blood loss, hospital stay, complications rate...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428217/microrna-33-regulates-macrophage-autophagy-in-atherosclerosis
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Mireille Ouimet, Hasini Ediriweera, Milessa Silva Afonso, Bhama Ramkhelawon, Ragunath Singaravelu, Xianghai Liao, Rachel C Bandler, Karishma Rahman, Edward A Fisher, Katey J Rayner, John P Pezacki, Ira Tabas, Kathryn J Moore
OBJECTIVE: Defective autophagy in macrophages leads to pathological processes that contribute to atherosclerosis, including impaired cholesterol metabolism and defective efferocytosis. Autophagy promotes the degradation of cytoplasmic components in lysosomes and plays a key role in the catabolism of stored lipids to maintain cellular homeostasis. microRNA-33 (miR-33) is a post-transcriptional regulator of genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis, yet the complete mechanisms by which miR-33 controls lipid metabolism are unknown...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428167/developing-a-patient-centered-mhealth-app-a-tool-for-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-and-their-parents
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Bree E Holtz, Katharine M Murray, Denise D Hershey, Julie K Dunneback, Shelia R Cotten, Amanda J Holmstrom, Arpita Vyas, Molly K Kaiser, Michael A Wood
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) afflicts approximately 154,000 people under 20 years of age. Three-quarters of adolescents are not achieving glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) targets, which leads to negative health outcomes. Mobile health (mHealth), the use of technology in health, has been used successfully to improve health in many chronic conditions, including diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to use patient-centered research methods to inform and improve the design and functionality of our T1D app, MyT1DHero, and to provide insight for others who are designing a health app for adolescents and parents...
April 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428165/a-framework-for-the-study-of-complex-mhealth-interventions-in-diverse-cultural-settings
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Marion A Maar, Karen Yeates, Nancy Perkins, Lisa Boesch, Diane Hua-Stewart, Peter Liu, Jessica Sleeth, Sheldon W Tobe
BACKGROUND: To facilitate decision-making capacity between options of care under real-life service conditions, clinical trials must be pragmatic to evaluate mobile health (mHealth) interventions under the variable conditions of health care settings with a wide range of participants. The mHealth interventions require changes in the behavior of patients and providers, creating considerable complexity and ambiguity related to causal chains. Process evaluations of the implementation are necessary to shed light on the range of unanticipated effects an intervention may have, what the active ingredients in everyday practice are, how they exert their effect, and how these may vary among recipients or between sites...
April 20, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427334/the-impact-of-the-mode-of-survey-administration-on-estimates-of-daily-smoking-for-mobile-phone-only-users
#9
Joseph Hanna, Damien V Cordery, David G Steel, Walter Davis, Timothy C Harrold
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, there have been substantial changes in landline and mobile phone ownership, with a substantial increase in the proportion of mobile-only households. Estimates of daily smoking rates for the mobile phone only (MPO) population have been found to be substantially higher than the rest of the population and telephone surveys that use a dual sampling frame (landline and mobile phones) are now considered best practice. Smoking is seen as an undesirable behaviour; measuring such behaviours using an interviewer may lead to lower estimates when using telephone based surveys compared to self-administered approaches...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426353/potential-risks-of-ecological-momentary-assessment-among-persons-who-inject-drugs
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Alexis M Roth, John Rossi, Jesse L Goldshear, Quan Truong, Richard F Armenta, Stephen E Lankenau, Richard S Garfein, Janie Simmons
BACKGROUND: Ecological momentary assessment (EMA)-which often involves brief surveys delivered via mobile technology-has transformed our understanding of the individual and contextual micro-processes associated with legal and illicit drug use. However, little empirical research has focused on participant's perspective on the probability and magnitude of potential risks in EMA studies. OBJECTIVES: To garner participant perspectives on potential risks common to EMA studies of illicit drug use...
June 7, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425926/chemical-source-localization-fusing-concentration-information-in-the-presence-of-chemical-background-noise
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Víctor Pomareda, Rudys Magrans, Juan M Jiménez-Soto, Dani Martínez, Marcel Tresánchez, Javier Burgués, Jordi Palacín, Santiago Marco
We present the estimation of a likelihood map for the location of the source of a chemical plume dispersed under atmospheric turbulence under uniform wind conditions. The main contribution of this work is to extend previous proposals based on Bayesian inference with binary detections to the use of concentration information while at the same time being robust against the presence of background chemical noise. For that, the algorithm builds a background model with robust statistics measurements to assess the posterior probability that a given chemical concentration reading comes from the background or from a source emitting at a distance with a specific release rate...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423744/design-and-validation-of-a-platform-to-evaluate-mhealth-apps
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Daniel Philpott, Aziz Guergachi, Karim Keshavjee
Emerging technologies show great potential in the field of patient care. One such technology is mobile heath applications (mhealth apps), which have exploded in number and variety in recent years, and offer great promise in the ability to collect and monitor patient health data. Despite their apparent success in proliferation and user adoption, these applications struggle to integrate into the primary care system and there is scant information regarding their efficacy to effect patient behavior and consequently health outcomes...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421283/shunting-of-the-over-80s-in-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Simon D Thompson, J D Shand Smith, A A Khan, A M V Luoma, A K Toma, L D Watkins
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is predominantly a disease of the elderly. By its nature, many of those who present to clinic are in advanced old age with multiple comorbidities. Majority of patients treated are younger than 80 years old. We present the clinical outcomes and complication rates of patients over the age of 80 years at the time of operation, during the past 11 years at a single institution. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical records of all patients over the age of 80 years, who presented to our institution between 2006 and 2016...
April 18, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420605/scalable-passive-sleep-monitoring-using-mobile-phones-opportunities-and-obstacles
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Sohrab Saeb, Thaddeus R Cybulski, Konrad P Kording, David C Mohr
BACKGROUND: Sleep is a critical aspect of people's well-being and as such assessing sleep is an important indicator of a person's health. Traditional methods of sleep assessment are either time- and resource-intensive or suffer from self-reporting biases. Recently, researchers have started to use mobile phones to passively assess sleep in individuals' daily lives. However, this work remains in its early stages, having only examined relatively small and homogeneous populations in carefully controlled contexts...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420604/a-digital-tool-to-promote-alcohol-and-drug-use-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-skill-translation-a-mobile-app-development-and-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Derek D Satre, Khanh Ly, Maria Wamsley, Alexa Curtis, Jason Satterfield
BACKGROUND: Translation of knowledge and skills from classroom settings to clinical practice is a major challenge in healthcare training, especially for behavioral interventions. For example, screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a highly-promoted approach to identifying and treating individuals at risk for alcohol or drug problems, yet effective, routine use of SBIRT has lagged. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to describe the development, pilot testing, and trial protocol of a mobile app based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to promote SBIRT skill translation and application...
April 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420222/how-sensors-might-help-define-the-external-exposome
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Miranda Loh, Dimosthenis Sarigiannis, Alberto Gotti, Spyros Karakitsios, Anjoeka Pronk, Eelco Kuijpers, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Nour Baiz, Joana Madureira, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, Michael Jerrett, John W Cherrie
The advent of the exposome concept, the advancement of mobile technology, sensors, and the "internet of things" bring exciting opportunities to exposure science. Smartphone apps, wireless devices, the downsizing of monitoring technologies, along with lower costs for such equipment makes it possible for various aspects of exposure to be measured more easily and frequently. We discuss possibilities and lay out several criteria for using smart technologies for external exposome studies. Smart technologies are evolving quickly, and while they provide great promise for advancing exposure science, many are still in developmental stages and their use in epidemiology and risk studies must be carefully considered...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420218/a-latency-and-coverage-optimized-data-collection-scheme-for-smart-cities-based-on-vehicular-ad-hoc-networks
#17
Yixuan Xu, Xi Chen, Anfeng Liu, Chunhua Hu
Using mobile vehicles as "data mules" to collect data generated by a huge number of sensing devices that are widely spread across smart city is considered to be an economical and effective way of obtaining data about smart cities. However, currently most research focuses on the feasibility of the proposed methods instead of their final performance. In this paper, a latency and coverage optimized data collection (LCODC) scheme is proposed to collect data on smart cities through opportunistic routing. Compared with other schemes, the efficiency of data collection is improved since the data flow in LCODC scheme consists of not only vehicle to device transmission (V2D), but also vehicle to vehicle transmission (V2V)...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420086/blockwise-ppg-enhancement-based-on-time-variant-zero-phase-harmonic-notch-filtering
#18
Chanki Park, Hyunsoon Shin, Boreom Lee
So far, many approaches have been developed for motion artifact (MA) reduction from photoplethysmogram (PPG). Specifically, single-input MA reduction methods are useful to apply wearable and mobile healthcare systems because of their low hardware costs and simplicity. However, most of them are insufficiently developed to be used in real-world situations, and they suffer from a phase distortion problem. In this study, we propose a novel single-input MA reduction algorithm based on time-variant forward-backward harmonic notch filtering...
April 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419595/lipopolysaccharide-lps-binding-to-the-periplasmic-protein-lpta
#19
Kathryn M Schultz, Tanner J Lundquist, Candice S Klug
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and the periplasmic protein LptA are two essential components of Gram-negative bacteria. LPS, also known as endotoxin, is found asymmetrically distributed in the outer leaflet of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and plays a role in the organism's natural defenses in adverse environmental conditions. LptA is a member of the lipopolysaccharide transport protein (Lpt) family, which also includes LptC, LptDE, and LptBFG2 , that functions to transport LPS through the periplasm to the outer leaflet of the outer membrane after MsbA flips LPS across the inner membrane...
April 17, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416177/restoring-how-older-adults-manage-their-recovery-from-hip-fracture
#20
David J Healee, Antoinette McCallin, Marion Jones
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To generate a substantive theory that explained recovery from hip fracture from the perspective of older adults and find out how they managed it. BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a well-researched phenomenon. The perspective of how older adults recover from hip fracture has been examined least of all. Patients spend less time in hospital following injury and generally recover in their home setting. DESIGN: A Glaserian grounded theory approach was used for this study...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
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