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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813791/codification-mechanisms-of-wrist-position-sense
#1
Francesca Marini, Sara Contu, Pietro Morasso, Lorenzo Masia, Jacopo Zenzeri
Proprioceptive signals from cutaneous, joint, tendon and muscle receptors create the basis for bodily perception and are known to be essential for motor control. However, which are the mechanisms underlying the proprioceptive signals and which are the variables that affect them is still a matter of debate. In particular, what is worth to investigate is, namely, the codification of proprioceptive information related to pointing movements of the wrist towards kinesthetic targets. In this work we asked 10 healthy adults to perform with their wrist a robot-aided proprioceptive matching task, in which the starting position of the matching movements was shifted forward or backward, in order to ascertain to which extent such shifts cause target over/under estimation and how important is movement's length on task performance...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811168/an-ontogenetic-perspective-on-symphyseal-fusion-occlusion-and-mandibular-loading-in-alpacas-vicugna-pacos
#2
Kristin K Stover, JoAnna Sidote, Susan H Williams
A primary hypothesis for the evolution of mandibular symphyseal fusion in some mammals is that it functions to resist loads incurred during routine mastication. Anecdotal support for this hypothesis is based on the fact that when the symphysis fuses, it typically does so early during postnatal ontogeny prior to or around the time of weaning. However, little is known about the process of fusion, particularly relative to feeding behaviors and the dynamics of mastication, including occlusion and masticatory loading...
June 17, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811094/-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-smp-t2d-questionnaire-in-spanish-for-evaluating-self-management-of-high-blood-pressure-and-type-2-diabetes-pag-dt2-hta
#3
G M Galván Flores, K Gallegos Carrillo, S Palomo Piñon, S Sánchez García, J Cuadros Moreno, M V Martínez Olivares, J J Cuevas Cancino, I Grijalva, R Sánchez Arenas
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure is one of the most common chronic conditions worldwide. It affects one in every 3 adults over 40, while one in 10 suffers from diabetes. For both diseases, adherence to pharmacological treatment is over 30%, and self-management, which takes into account diet and physical activity, is still unknown, as there is no tool available to measure self-management. Therefore, the object of this study was to adapt and validate the Spanish version of the self-management profile for type 2 diabetes (SMP-T2D) questionnaire in patients with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure among users of first level care in the social security institution of Mexico...
August 12, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809934/long-term-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-the-incidence-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-nested-case-control-study
#4
Chiu-Ying Chen, Hui-Jung Hung, Kuang-Hsi Chang, Chung Y Hsu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Chon-Haw Tsai, Trong-Neng Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies revealed that chronic exposure to air pollution can significantly increase the risk of the development of Parkinson's disease (PD), but this relationship is inconclusive as large-scale prospective studies are limited and the results are inconsistent. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ascertain the adverse health effects of air pollution exposure in a nationwide population using a longitudinal approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using the National Health Insurance Research Dataset (NHIRD), which consisted of 1,000,000 beneficiaries in the National Health Insurance Program (NHI) in the year 2000 and their medical records from 1995 to 2013 and using public data on air pollution concentrations from monitoring stations across Taiwan released from the Environmental Protection Administration to identify people with ages ≥ 40 years living in areas with monitoring stations during 1995-1999 as study subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808940/plasma-alpha-l-fucosidase-activity-in-chronic-inflammation-and-autoimmune-disorders-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-hospitalized-patients
#5
Ildikó Endreffy, Geir Bjørklund, László Szerafin, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Mauricio A Urbina, Emőke Endreffy
Human α-fucosidase (EC 3.2.1.51) is an enzyme (hydrolase) of particular biological and medical interest, as the inherited deficiency in its activity leads to fucosidosis, a pathology belonging to severe glycoprotein lysosomal storage disorders. Although its importance has increased in latest years, data about its plasma level in children with inflammatory disorders are still lacking. In the present study, plasma activity of α-L-fucosidase-1 (FUCA-1) and its potential association with chronic inflammatory pathologies was evaluated in hospitalized individuals, both pediatric and adult ones...
August 14, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808874/postpartum-glucose-intolerance-an-updated-overview
#6
REVIEW
Ida Pastore, Eusebio Chiefari, Raffaella Vero, Antonio Brunetti
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased worldwide over the past three decades, as a consequence of the more westernized lifestyle, which is responsible for the increasing obesity rate in the modern adult's life. Concomitant with this increase there has been a gradual rise in the overall prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus, a condition that strongly predisposes to overt diabetes later in life. Many women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus show glucose intolerance in the early postpartum period...
August 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808789/palliative-care-for-children-with-a-yet-undiagnosed-syndrome
#7
Jessica I Hoell, Jens Warfsmann, Gabriele Gagnon, Laura Trocan, Stefan Balzer, Prasad T Oommen, Arndt Borkhardt, Gisela Janßen, Michaela Kuhlen
The number of children without a diagnosis in pediatric palliative home care and the process of decision-making in these children are widely unknown. The study was conducted as single-center retrospective cohort study. Between January 2013 and September 2016, 198 children and young adults were cared for; 27 (13.6%) of these were without a clear diagnosis at the start of pediatric palliative home care. A definite diagnosis was ultimately achieved in three children. Median age was 7 years (0-25), duration of care 569 days (2-2638), and number of home visits 7...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807776/sleep-behaviors-in-children-with-different-frequencies-of-parental-reported-sleep-bruxism
#8
Claudia Restrepo, Daniele Manfredini, Frank Lobbezoo
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge on the relationship between sleep bruxism (SB) and sleep behaviors in children is still fragmental, especially when socioeconomic factors are concerned. To assess sleep behaviors in children with different frequencies of proxy-reported SB. METHODS: Parents of 1475 Colombian children, aged 9.8±1.6years, belonging to 3 different social layers, filled out a questionnaire on their childreńs sleep (Childreńs Sleep Habits Questionnaire [CSHQ])...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807704/palliative-care-albania
#9
Rudina Rama, Valbona Mane-Carcani, Fatmir Prifti, Kristo Huta, Ali Xhixha, Stephen R Connor
Sixty-percent of cancer patients are diagnosed with advanced stages of disease and those diagnosed in early stages face challenges to receive adequate treatment. Palliative care has had significant developments in recent years in Albania, due to a close partnership with the Ministry of Health, local non-profit organizations, and the Open Society Foundation Albania. In 2011, a five-year action plan for palliative care as one of four parts of the National Cancer Control Plan was approved. At the end of 2014, the first palliative care law was approved by Parliament...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807296/myiasis-of-domestic-and-wild-ruminants-caused-by-hypodermatinae-in-the-mediterranean-and-indian-subcontinent
#10
REVIEW
Anish Yadav, Rosario Panadero, Rajesh Katoch, Rajesh Godara, Eva Cabanelas
Myiasis caused by Hypodermatinae flies is an economically important disease affecting domesticated and wild ruminants in countries of the Mediterranean and Indian subcontinent. The adult flies have a short life span of 1 week, and they spread disease by laying their eggs on the coat of animals. Hypoderma spp. primarily lay their eggs on cattle, buffalo, roe deer, red deer and reindeer, while Przhevalskiana spp. lay eggs on the coat of goats. The larvae live as tissue parasites, inducing myiasis in the host, and have a major impact on the productivity and welfare of infested animals...
August 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806927/mapping-of-a-major-qtl-for-salt-tolerance-of-mature-field-grown-maize-plants-based-on-snp-markers
#11
Meijie Luo, Yanxin Zhao, Ruyang Zhang, Jinfeng Xing, Minxiao Duan, Jingna Li, Naishun Wang, Wenguang Wang, Shasha Zhang, Zhihui Chen, Huasheng Zhang, Zi Shi, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao
BACKGROUND: Salt stress significantly restricts plant growth and production. Maize is an important food and economic crop but is also a salt sensitive crop. Identification of the genetic architecture controlling salt tolerance facilitates breeders to select salt tolerant lines. However, the critical quantitative trait loci (QTLs) responsible for the salt tolerance of field-grown maize plants are still unknown. RESULTS: To map the main genetic factors contributing to salt tolerance in mature maize, a double haploid population (240 individuals) and 1317 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers were employed to produce a genetic linkage map covering 1462...
August 15, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806334/cochlear-implantation-in-postlingual-adult-patients-with-long-term-auditory-deprivation
#12
Maria Del Mar Medina, Ruben Polo, Auxiliadora Gutierrez, Alfonso Muriel, Miguel Vaca, Cecilia Perez, Adela Cordero, Ignacio Cobeta
OBJECTIVE: The role of long-term hearing deprivation in cochlear implant performance is not well established, and the limits for implanting an auditory deprived ear are still unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term auditory deprivation time on cochlear implant results. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review study. SETTING: Cochlear implantation tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Adult patients with postlingual deafness...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805480/current-evidence-on-the-use-of-anti-raas-agents-in-congenital-or-acquired-solitary-kidney
#13
Mariadelina Simeoni, Annarita Armeni, Chiara Summaria, Annamaria Cerantonio, Giorgio Fuiano
RATIONAL: The inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a major strategy for slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The utility of anti-RAAS agents in patients with congenital or acquired solitary kidney is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature review was conducted. MAIN FINDINGS: The conclusions of the few available studies on the topic are homogeneously in agreement with a long-term reno-protective activity of anti-RAAS drugs in patients with solitary kidney, especially if patients are hypertensive or proteinuric...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805113/hospitalized-adolescents-perception-of-dignity-a-qualitative-study
#14
Neda Jamalimoghadam, Shahrzad Yektatalab, Marzieh Momennasab, Abbas Ebadi, Najaf Zare
BACKGROUND: Adolescents can be vulnerable to diminished dignity in the hospital because young people have significantly different healthcare needs than children and adults. They like to cooperate with caregivers only when they get respectful and dignified care. Care without considering dignity can adversely influence the adolescents' recovery. However, many studies have been conducted on exploring the concept of the patients' dignity from the adult patients and fewer studies still have explored the dignity of young people...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804984/3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-and-osteochondral-tissue-engineering
#15
REVIEW
Andrew C Daly, Fiona E Freeman, Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez, Susan E Critchley, Jessica Nulty, Daniel J Kelly
Significant progress has been made in the field of cartilage and bone tissue engineering over the last two decades. As a result, there is real promise that strategies to regenerate rather than replace damaged or diseased bones and joints will one day reach the clinic however, a number of major challenges must still be addressed before this becomes a reality. These include vascularization in the context of large bone defect repair, engineering complex gradients for bone-soft tissue interface regeneration and recapitulating the stratified zonal architecture present in many adult tissues such as articular cartilage...
August 14, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804864/prescription-and-indication-for-oral-nutritional-supplements-in-a-swiss-university-hospital-a-prospective-survey
#16
Julie Mareschal, Jean Altwegg, Dimitri Berthet, Marinette Chikhi, Pierre Chopard, Séverine Graf, Christian Sierro, Claude Pichard, Laurence Genton
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Patients with an acute or chronically negative nutritional balance are at nutritional risk. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) are simple and effective medical treatments of nutritional risk. In the ambulatory setting, in Switzerland, ONS are reimbursed by public insurance under conditions defined by Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition. The reimbursement requires a medical prescription for ONS and their delivery at the patient's home by a homecare service. The indication for the ONS, defined as a Nutritional Risk Screening-2002 (NRS-2002) score ≥3, must also be present...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803528/the-role-of-endoscopy-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-from-diagnosis-to-therapy
#17
Alfredo J Lucendo, Ángel Arias, Javier Molina-Infante, Laura Arias-González
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has arisen as a common disorder in current clinical and endoscopic gastroenterology practice. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of the literature to summarize and update different aspects related with the use of endoscopy in the diagnostic workout and treatment of pediatric and adult EoE patients is conducted. Expert commentary: Endoscopic features in EoE are frequently subtle, so were inadverted in some initial reports of the disease. Literature has described a wide number of EoE-associated features, systematized in the EREFS classification, which standardized the grade and severity of exudates, rings, edema, furrows, and strictures...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803215/structural-tribological-and-mechanical-properties-of-the-hind-leg-joint-of-a-jumping-insect-using-katydids-to-inform-bioinspired-lubrication-systems
#18
Jun Kyun Oh, Spencer T Behmer, Richelle Marquess, Cengiz Yegin, Ethan A Scholar, Mustafa Akbulut
This study investigates the structural properties of the hind leg femur-tibia joint in adult katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), including its tribological and mechanical properties. It is of particular interest because the orthopteran (e.g., grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids) hind leg is highly specialized for jumping. We show that the katydid hind leg femur-tibia joint had unique surfaces and textures, with a friction coefficient (μ) at its coupling surface of 0.053 ± 0.001. Importantly, the sheared surfaces at this joint showed no sign of wear or damage, even though it had undergone thousands of external shearing cycles...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803168/metastatic-cardiac-angiosarcoma-to-the-lung-spine-and-brain-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Chih-Ta Lin, Katrina Ducis, Suzanne Tucker, Bruce Tranmer
BACKGROUND: Metastatic angiosarcoma to the brain is a rare entity without an established management protocol. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors describe a case of primary cardiac angiosarcoma with a rare brain metastasis in an adult. This patient underwent successful resection of his brain metastasis and was initiated on only chemotherapy for his systemic disease. The patient did not develop local recurrence. A review of primary and metastatic CNS angiosarcoma, its pathologic features, clinical disease course, treatment strategies and genomics is also described...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802751/acute-management-of-hemostasis-in-patients-with-neurological-injury
#20
REVIEW
M Irem Baharoglu, Anneke Brand, Maria M Koopman, Marinus Vermeulen, Yvo B W E M Roos
Neurological injuries can be divided into those with traumatic and nontraumatic causes. The largest groups are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and nontraumatic stroke. TBI patients may present with intracranial hemorrhages (contusions, or subdural or epidural hematomas). Strokes are ischemic or hemorrhagic. In all these disorders, thrombosis and hemostasis play a major role. Treatment aims to either cease bleeding and/or restore perfusion. We reviewed hemostatic and thrombolytic therapies in patients with neurological injuries by MEDLINE and EMBASE search using various key words for neurological disorders and hemostatic therapies restricted to English language and human adults...
July 13, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
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