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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793128/convolutional-neural-networks-for-seizure-prediction-using-intracranial-and-scalp-electroencephalogram
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Nhan Duy Truong, Anh Duy Nguyen, Levin Kuhlmann, Mohammad Reza Bonyadi, Jiawei Yang, Samuel Ippolito, Omid Kavehei
Seizure prediction has attracted growing attention as one of the most challenging predictive data analysis efforts to improve the life of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and tonic seizures. Many outstanding studies have reported great results in providing sensible indirect (warning systems) or direct (interactive neural stimulation) control over refractory seizures, some of which achieved high performance. However, to achieve high sensitivity and a low false prediction rate, many of these studies relied on handcraft feature extraction and/or tailored feature extraction, which is performed for each patient independently...
May 7, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793053/aggressive-fluid-and-sodium-restriction-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-results-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karina Sanches Machado d'Almeida, Eneida Rejane Rabelo-Silva, Gabriela Corrêa Souza, Melina Maria Trojahn, Sofia Louise Santin Barilli, Graziella Aliti, Luís Eduardo Rohde, Andreia Biolo, Luís Beck-da-Silva
OBJECTIVES: Sodium and fluid restriction is commonly prescribed for heart failure patients. However, its role in the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of a diet with sodium and fluid restriction with an unrestricted diet in patients admitted for decompensated HFpEF. METHODS: Patients were randomized to a diet with sodium (0.8 g/d) and fluid (800 mL/d) restriction (intervention group [IG]) or an unrestricted diet (control group [CG]) and followed for 7 d or hospital discharge...
March 21, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793002/rasch-analysis-suggested-that-items-from-the-template-for-intervention-description-and-replication-tidier-checklist-can-be-summed-to-create-a-score
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Tie P Yamato, Chris G Maher, Bruno T Saragiotto, Mark J Catley, Anne M Moseley
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to construct and evaluate a summary score of reporting completeness based on the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We included 200 reports published in 2013 randomly selected from the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). We summed the scores for the 12 items for the intervention and control groups for each trial in order to create a summary score from 0 to 24. Rasch analysis was used to investigate the item hierarchy, category function and reliability of the TIDieR checklist and determine the extent to which the summary score can be considered an interval-level measure...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792940/a-randomized-control-trial-to-determine-the-effectiveness-and-physiological-effects-of-spinal-manipulation-and-spinal-mobilization-compared-to-each-other-and-a-sham-condition-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-the-relief-study
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Brian C Clark, David W Russ, Masato Nakazawa, Christopher R France, Stevan Walkowski, Timothy D Law, Megan Applegate, Niladri Mahato, Samuel Lietkam, James Odenthal, Daniel Corcos, Simeon Hain, Betty Sindelar, Robert J Ploutz-Snyder, James S Thomas
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care. Manipulative therapies are a common treatment for LBP. Few studies have compared the effectiveness of different types of manipulative therapies. Moreover, the physiologic mechanisms underlying these treatments are not fully understood. Herein, we present the study protocol for The Researching the Effectiveness of Lumbar Interventions for Enhancing Function Study (The RELIEF Study). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: The RELIEF Study is a Phase II RCT with a nested mechanistic design...
May 21, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792887/auditory-priming-improves-neural-synchronization-in-auditory-motor-entrainment
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Jewel E Crasta, Michael H Thaut, Charles W Anderson, Patricia L Davies, William J Gavin
Neurophysiological research has shown that auditory and motor systems interact during movement to rhythmic auditory stimuli through a process called entrainment. This study explores the neural oscillations underlying auditory-motor entrainment using electroencephalography. Forty young adults were randomly assigned to one of two control conditions, an auditory-only condition or a motor-only condition, prior to a rhythmic auditory-motor synchronization condition (referred to as combined condition). Participants assigned to the auditory-only condition (auditory-first group) listened to 400 trials of auditory stimuli presented every 800ms, while those in the motor-only condition (motor-first group) were asked to tap rhythmically every 800ms without any external stimuli...
May 21, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792885/effects-of-vasopressin-on-neural-processing-of-infant-crying-in-expectant-fathers
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Sandra Thijssen, Anna E Van 't Veer, Jurriaan Witteman, Willemijn M Meijer, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg
In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, within-subject magnetic resonance imaging study, we examined the effect of 20 IU intranasal vasopressin on the neural processing of infant crying in 25 fathers-to-be. We explored whether familial background modulates vasopressin effects, and whether vasopressin differentially affects cry processing coupled with neutral or emotional contextual information. Participants listened to cries accompanied by neutral ('this is an infant') or emotional ('this infant is sick/bored') contextual information, and neutral control sounds ('this is a saw')...
May 21, 2018: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792839/patient-choice-of-adjunctive-non-pharmacologic-pain-management-during-first-trimester-abortion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mary Tschann, Jennifer Salcedo, Reni Soon, Bliss Kaneshiro
OBJECTIVE: To determine if offering patients a choice of adjunctive non-pharmacologic pain management during first-trimester aspiration abortion results in lower pain scores than seen without offering these additional measures. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled women receiving first-trimester aspiration abortion at the University of Hawai'i. We randomized patients to standard care (control), or standard care plus a choice of non-pharmacologic pain management options (intervention)...
May 21, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792597/increasing-plant-diversity-with-border-crops-reduces-insecticide-use-and-increases-crop-yield-in-urban-agriculture
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Nian-Feng Wan, You-Ming Cai, Yan-Jun Shen, Xiang-Yun Ji, Xiang-Wen Wu, Xiang-Rong Zheng, Wei Cheng, Jun Li, Yao-Pei Jiang, Xin Chen, Jacob Weiner, Jie-Xian Jiang, Ming Nie, Rui-Ting Ju, Tao Yuan, Jian-Jun Tang, Wei-Dong Tian, Hao Zhang, Bo Li
Urban agriculture is making an increasing contribution to food security in large cities around the world. The potential contribution of biodiversity to ecological intensification in urban agricultural systems has not been investigated. We present monitoring data collected from rice fields in 34 community farms in mega-urban Shanghai, China, from 2001 to 2015, and show that the presence of a border crop of soybeans and neighboring crops (maize, eggplant and Chinese cabbage), both without weed control, increased invertebrate predator abundance, decreased the abundance of pests and dependence on insecticides, and increased grain yield and economic profits...
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792582/advancing-child-sexual-abuse-prevention-in-schools-an-exploration-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-enough-online-training-program-for-k-12-teachers
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Melinda Gushwa, Jetta Bernier, David Robinson
Child sexual abuse (CSA) in schools and educator misconduct represents a threat to the safety and well-being of our children. The Enough! Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in My School program is a 1-hour online training course developed to address the problem of sexual misconduct and CSA in K-12 education via the use of two avatars/teachers who are navigating CSA and misconduct in their schools. One hundred and thirty-four teachers from three school districts participated in a study to examine the effectiveness of the program in terms of knowledge awareness, including prevalence rates, types of CSA behaviors, impact of CSA on children, signs and symptoms, reporting responsibilities and responses to suspected abuse...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792556/effect-of-wii-training-on-hand-function-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Shamekh Mohamed El-Shamy, Mohamed Fawzy El-Banna
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Wii training on hand function in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in 40 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (8-12 years). The experimental group received Wii training involving four games for 40 minutes a day, three times a week for 12 weeks plus usual care. The control group received usual care alone. Outcomes were spasticity measured using the modified Ashworth scale, grip strength measured using dynamometry, and hand function measured using the Peabody developmental motor scale (2nd ed...
May 24, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792544/synergistic-phytochemicals-fail-to-protect-against-ovariectomy-induced-bone-loss-in-rats
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Suresh Ambati, Colette N Miller, Erica F Bass, Natalie M Hohos, Diane L Hartzell, Emily W Kelso, Emily R Trunnell, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Mary Anne Della-Fera, Clifton A Baile, Srujana Rayalam
Menopause induces a loss of bone as a result of estrogen deficiency. Despite pharmaceutical options for the treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis, many aging women use dietary supplements with estrogenic activity to prevent bone loss and other menopausal-related symptoms. Such supplements are yet to be tested for efficacy against a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medication for menopausal bone loss such as zoledronic acid (ZA). The postmenopausal rat model was used to investigate the efficacy of various synergistic phytochemical blends mixed into the diet for 16 weeks...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792492/evaluation-of-second-step-on-early-elementary-students-academic-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Clayton R Cook, Sabina Low, Joanne Buntain-Ricklefs, Kelly Whitaker, Michael D Pullmann, Jaclyn Lally
Research has consistently linked social-emotional learning to important educational and life outcomes. Early elementary represents an opportune developmental period to proactively support children to acquire social-emotional skills that enable academic success. Using data from a large scale randomized controlled trial, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the 4th edition of Second Step on early elementary students' academic-related outcomes. Participants were Kindergarten to 2nd grade students in 61 schools (310 teachers; 7,419 students) across six school districts in Washington State and Arizona...
May 24, 2018: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792491/does-oral-language-underpin-the-development-of-later-behavior-problems-a-longitudinal-meta-analysis
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Jason C Chow, Erik Ekholm, Heather Coleman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to estimate the overall weighted mean effect of the relation between early language skills and later behavior problems in school-aged children. METHOD: A systematic literature search yielded 19,790 unduplicated reports, and a structured search strategy and identification procedure yielded 25 unique data sets, with 114 effect sizes for analysis. Eligible reports were then coded, and effect sizes were extracted and synthesized via robust variance estimation and random-effects meta-analytic techniques...
May 24, 2018: School Psychology Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792425/roasted-barley-extract-mugi-cha-containing-cyclo-d-phe-l-pro-prevents-lowering-of-cutaneous-blood-flow-and-skin-temperature-under-air-conditioning-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Hiroshi Ashigai, Mai Mizutani, Yoshimasa Taniguchi, Yasuko Matsukura, Keiko Nakashima, Emiko Ikeshima, Hiroaki Yajima
Roasted barley extract (RBE), also known as mugi-cha, is a well-known healthy non-caffeinated beverage and its health functionality has been widely reported. Our previous clinical study showed that RBE affects cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature after cold water immersion, and that cyclo (D-Phe-L-Pro) is responsible for its effect. In this study, we investigated whether cyclo (D-Phe-L-Pro)-containing RBE prevents the decrease in cutaneous blood flow and skin temperature in an excessively air-conditioned room...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792370/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-belimumab-in-japanese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-subgroup-analysis-of-a-phase-3-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Yoshiya Tanaka, Damon Bass, Myron Chu, Sally Egginton, Beulah Ji, Herbert Struemper, David Roth
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous belimumab plus standard systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) therapy (SoC) in Japanese patients with SLE. METHODS: A Phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 52-week study (BEL 113750; NCT01345253) in patients with SLE, randomized 2:1 to belimumab 10 mg/kg plus SoC or placebo plus SoC to Week 48. RESULTS: Sixty of 707 randomized patients were enrolled from study centers in Japan (belimumab, n = 39; placebo, n = 21)...
May 24, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792294/training-working-memory-in-adolescents-using-serious-game-elements-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wouter J Boendermaker, Thomas E Gladwin, Margot Peeters, Pier J M Prins, Reinout W Wiers
BACKGROUND: Working memory capacity has been found to be impaired in adolescents with various psychological problems, such as addictive behaviors. Training of working memory capacity can lead to significant behavioral improvements, but it is usually long and tedious, taxing participants' motivation to train. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether adding game elements to the training could help improve adolescents' motivation to train while improving cognition...
May 23, 2018: JMIR Serious Games
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792290/the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-to-improve-patient-experience-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-public-hospitals
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Chuntao Lu, Yinhuan Hu, Jinzhu Xie, Qiang Fu, Isabella Leigh, Samuel Governor, Guanping Wang
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile health apps has greatly changed the way society accesses the health care industry. However, despite the widespread use of mobile health apps by patients in China, there has been little research that evaluates the effect of mobile health apps on patient experience during hospital visits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the use of mobile health apps improves patient experience and to find out the difference in patient experience between users and nonusers and the characteristics associated with the users of these apps...
May 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792242/testing-a-stepped-care-model-for-binge-eating-disorder-a-two-step-randomized-controlled-trial
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Giorgio A Tasca, Diana Koszycki, Agostino Brugnera, Livia Chyurlia, Nicole Hammond, Kylie Francis, Kerri Ritchie, Iryna Ivanova, Genevieve Proulx, Brian Wilson, Julie Beaulac, Hany Bissada, Erin Beasley, Nancy Mcquaid, Renee Grenon, Benjamin Fortin-Langelier, Angelo Compare, Louise Balfour
BACKGROUND: A stepped care approach involves patients first receiving low-intensity treatment followed by higher intensity treatment. This two-step randomized controlled trial investigated the efficacy of a sequential stepped care approach for the psychological treatment of binge-eating disorder (BED). METHODS: In the first step, all participants with BED (n = 135) received unguided self-help (USH) based on a cognitive-behavioral therapy model. In the second step, participants who remained in the trial were randomized either to 16 weeks of group psychodynamic-interpersonal psychotherapy (GPIP) (n = 39) or to a no-treatment control condition (n = 46)...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792234/long-term-outcomes-of-acute-treatment-with-cognitive-therapy-v-interpersonal-psychotherapy-for-adult-depression-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lotte H J M Lemmens, Suzanne C van Bronswijk, Frenk Peeters, Arnoud Arntz, Steven D Hollon, Marcus J H Huibers
BACKGROUND: Although equally efficacious in the acute phase, it is not known how cognitive therapy (CT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for major depressive disorder (MDD) compare in the long run. This study examined the long-term outcomes of CT v. IPT for MDD. METHODS: One hundred thirty-four adult (18-65) depressed outpatients who were treated with CT (n = 69) or IPT (n = 65) in a large open-label randomized controlled trial (parallel group design; computer-generated block randomization) were monitored across a 17-month follow-up phase...
May 24, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792224/health-technology-assessment-of-public-health-interventions-an-analysis-of-characteristics-and-comparison-of-methods-study-protocol
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Tim Mathes, Gerald Willms, Stephanie Polus, Constance Stegbauer, Melanie Messer, Corinna Klingler, Heidi Ehrenreich, Dea Niebuhr, Georg Marckmann, Ansgar Gerhardus, Dawid Pieper
BACKGROUND: Conducting a health technology assessment (HTA) of public health interventions (PHIs) poses some challenges. PHIs are often complex interventions, which affect the number and degree of interactions of the aspects to be assessed. Randomized controlled trials on PHIs are rare as they are difficult to conduct because of ethical or feasibility issues. The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the methodological characteristics and to compare the applied assessment methods in HTAs on PHIs...
May 23, 2018: Systematic Reviews
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