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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431500/foot-length-chest-and-head-circumference-measurements-in-detection-of-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-mekelle-ethiopia-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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Marta Yemane Hadush, Amanuel Hadgu Berhe, Araya Abrha Medhanyie
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (Birth weight < 2500 g) is a leading cause of prenatal and neonatal deaths. The early identification of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates is essential for any comprehensive initiative to improve their chance of survival. However, a large proportion of births in developing countries take place at home and birth weight statistics are not available. Therefore, there is a need to develop simple, inexpensive and practical methods to identify low birth weight (LBW) neonates soon after birth...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427871/arthroscopic-assisted-coracoclavicular-ligament-reconstruction-for-acute-acromioclavicular-dislocation-using-2-clavicular-and-1-coracoid-cortical-fixation-buttons-with-suture-tapes
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Sang-Jin Shin, Yoon Sang Jeon, Rag Gyu Kim
PURPOSE: To introduce an arthroscopically assisted coracoclavicular (CC) fixation technique using a cortical fixation button device and to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes in patients with acute acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation who were treated with the technique. METHODS: Twenty-one consecutive patients with grade III and V acute AC dislocation who underwent arthroscopically assisted CC ligament reconstruction using a cortical fixation button device were prospectively enrolled...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420217/microfluidic-ebg-sensor-based-on-phase-shift-method-realized-using-3d-printing-technology
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Vasa Radonić, Slobodan Birgermajer, Goran Kitić
In this article, we propose a novel microfluidic microstrip electromagnetic band gap (EBG) sensor realized using cost-effective 3D printing technology. Microstrip sensor allows monitoring of the fluid properties flowing in the microchannel embedded between the microstrip line and ground plane. The sensor's operating principle is based on the phase-shift method, which allows the characterization at a single operating frequency of 6 GHz. The defected electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structure is realized as a pattern in the microstrip ground plane to improve sensor sensitivity...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418696/eccentric-exercise-kinesiology-tape-and-balance-in-healthy-men
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Simona Hosp, Ramona Folie, Robert Csapo, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
CONTEXT:   Deficits in balance have been identified as a possible risk factor for knee injuries in athletes. Despite a lack of evidence for its effectiveness, kinesiology tape (KT) is widely used to prevent knee injuries. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the influence of KT at the knee joint on balance ability in healthy men after eccentric exercise. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   Twelve young men with no history of lower limb injury volunteered for the study (age = 23...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413126/consensus-statement-of-the-european-urology-association-and-the-european-urogynaecological-association-on-the-use-of-implanted-materials-for-treating-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Christopher R Chapple, Francisco Cruz, Xavier Deffieux, Alfredo L Milani, Salvador Arlandis, Walter Artibani, Ricarda M Bauer, Fiona Burkhard, Linda Cardozo, David Castro-Diaz, Jean Nicolas Cornu, Jan Deprest, Alfons Gunnemann, Maria Gyhagen, John Heesakkers, Heinz Koelbl, Sheila MacNeil, Gert Naumann, Jan-Paul W R Roovers, Stefano Salvatore, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Tufan Tarcan, Frank Van der Aa, Francesco Montorsi, Manfred Wirth, Mohamed Abdel-Fattah
CONTEXT: Surgical nonautologous meshes have been used for several decades to repair abdominal wall herniae. Implantable materials have been adopted for the treatment of female and male stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). OBJECTIVE: A consensus review of existing data based on published meta-analyses and reviews. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: This document summarises the deliberations of a consensus group meeting convened by the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the European Urogynecological Association, to explore the current evidence relating to the use of polypropylene (PP) materials used for the treatment of SUI and POP, with reference to the 2016 EAU guidelines (European Association of Urology 2016), the European Commission's SCENIHR report on the use of surgical meshes (SCENIHR 2015), other available high-quality evidence, guidelines, and national recommendations...
April 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411333/technological-device-for-manufacturing-transdermal-films-possible-applications-to-the-individualized-treatment-for-erectile-dysfunction
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Francisco José Raposo, Hudson Caetano Polonini, Anderson Ferreira, Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo, Marcos Antônio Fernandes Brandão
Pharmacological advances in erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment have aroused growing interest among health professionals towards sexual dysfunction, generating an increasing demand for dosage forms and drug delivery systems, including tadalafil. This study aimed to develop a device to generate patches that would enable drug dosage individualization and transdermal administration. To create such a mechanical device, technical drawings were made using the CAD software. A functional prototype was built, and a pharmaceutical formulation containing tadalafil (10 mg cm(-2)) was prepared...
April 14, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407535/exploring-parental-behavior-and-child-interactive-engagement-a-study-on-children-with-a-significant-cognitive-and-motor-developmental-delay
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Ines Van Keer, Stephy Colla, Karla Van Leeuwen, Carla Vlaskamp, Eva Ceulemans, Karel Hoppenbrouwers, Annemie Desoete, Bea Maes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Parenting factors are one of the most striking gaps in the current scientific literature on the development of young children with significant cognitive and motor disabilities. We aim to explore the characteristics of, and the association between, parental behavior and children's interactive engagement within this target group. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Twenty-five parent-child dyads (with children aged 6-59 months) were video-taped during a 15-min unstructured play situation...
April 10, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406937/cost-and-time-effective-method-for-multi-scale-measures-of-rugosity-fractal-dimension-and-vector-dispersion-from-coral-reef-3d-models
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G C Young, S Dey, A D Rogers, D Exton
We present a method to construct and analyse 3D models of underwater scenes using a single cost-effective camera on a standard laptop with (a) free or low-cost software, (b) no computer programming ability, and (c) minimal man hours for both filming and analysis. This study focuses on four key structural complexity metrics: point-to-point distances, linear rugosity (R), fractal dimension (D), and vector dispersion (1/k). We present the first assessment of accuracy and precision of structure-from-motion (SfM) 3D models from an uncalibrated GoPro™ camera at a small scale (4 m2) and show that they can provide meaningful, ecologically relevant results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405219/braided-tape-is-equivalent-to-modified-mason-allen-multi-strand-2-suture-in-subscapularis-muscle-repair-results-of-a-biomechanical-study
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Benjamin Léger-St-Jean, Jérémie Ménard, Stéphanie Hinse, Frédéric Balg, Dominique M Rouleau
BACKGROUND: To help determine the optimal fixation method for subscapularis tendon repair in arthroplasty, the present study compares single-passage transosseous tape (BT) and modified Mason-Allen #2 suture (MA). METHODS: Eighteen human cadaveric shoulders were randomized to two repair constructs after arthroplasty preparation. Both techniques included two transosseous passages through the bicipital groove and then through the tendon at the level of the anatomical neck...
April 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403952/vaginocutaneous-fistula-and-buttock-abscess-formation-7-years-after-polypropylene-transobturator-tape-insertion
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A Abdallah, M Nisolle, L de Landsheere
Surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using transobturator tape insertion is widely accepted. However, several postoperative complications were reported in the literature including infections, abscess and fistula formation. Here, we report a case of 57-year-old female who presented with abscess and left vaginocutaneous buttock fistula 7 years after transobturator polypropylene tape insertion. Treatment included abscess drainage with dissection of the fistulous tract and removal of the left arm of the transobturator tape along with antibiotic coverage...
January 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403335/auriculotherapy-to-reduce-anxiety-and-pain-in-nursing-professionals-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Talita Pavarini Borges de Souza, Carolina Felicio Marques, Renata Tavares Franco Rodrigues, Karen Charlesworth
Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of the auricular protocol (APPA) in reducing pain and anxiety and improving the quality of life of the nursing staff of a hospital. Method: randomized clinical trial with an initial sample of 180 professionals divided into 4 groups Control (G1), Seed (G2), Needle (G3) and Tape (G4). The evaluation instruments were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Pain Visual Analog Scale and Quality of Life instrument, applied at the start and after five and 10 sessions (five weeks)...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399904/separation-of-photoreceptor-cell-compartments-in-mouse-retina-for-protein-analysis
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Kasey Rose, Steven T Walston, Jeannie Chen
BACKGROUND: Light exposure triggers movement of certain signaling proteins within the cellular compartments of the highly polarized rod photoreceptor cell. This redistribution of proteins between the inner and outer segment compartments affects the performance and physiology of the rod cell. In addition, newly synthesized phototransduction proteins traverse from the site of their synthesis in the inner segment, through the thin connecting cilium, to reach their destination in the outer segment...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399668/kinesiology-tape-mediates-soccer-simulated-and-local-peroneal-fatigue-in-soccer-players
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Claire Farquharson, Matt Greig
To investigate the efficacy of kinesiology taping in mediating the influence of fatigue on ankle sprain risk, 12 male soccer players completed single-leg dynamic balance trials pre- and post-exercise (soccer-specific protocol, isokinetic ankle inversion/eversion protocol) in each of three counter-balanced taping conditions (no tape, zinc oxide tape ZO, kinesiology tape KT). Balance was quantified as the overall stability index (OSI) and directional stability indices of platform deflection. Soccer-specific fatigue only increased OSI in the no tape condition (p = 0...
April 12, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398937/a-comparison-of-pediatric-weight-estimation-methods-for-emergency-resuscitation
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Artid Samerchua, Suwannee Suraseranivongse, Chulaluk Komoltri
OBJECTIVES: Obtaining accurate pediatric weight is necessary during emergency resuscitation. Although several weight estimation methods exist, the most precise method has not been conclusively determined. This study aimed to evaluate the validity, reliability, and practicality of these tools. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in healthy Thai children aged 6 months to 12 years. Correlations between estimated and actual weights were tested. Validity was assessed by mean bias (estimated weight minus actual weight) and accuracy (10% error)...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398905/an-integrated-model-of-scintillator-reflector-properties-for-advanced-simulations-of-optical-transport
#15
Emilie Roncali, Mariele Stockhoff, Simon Cherry
Accurately modeling the light transport in scintillation detectors is essential to design new detectors for nuclear medicine or high energy physics. Optical models implemented in software such as Geant4 and GATE suffer from important limitations that we addressed by implementing a new approach in which the crystal reflectance was computed from 3D surface measurements. The reflectance was saved in a look-up-table (LUT) then used in Monte Carlo simulation to determine the fate of optical photons. Our previous work using this approach demonstrated excellent agreement with experimental characterization of crystal light output in a limited configuration, i...
April 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398070/psychosocial-factors-and-oral-health-practices-of-preschool-aged-children-a-qualitative-study-with-hispanic-mothers
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T L Finlayson, N Y Beltran, K Becerra
OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study sought to gain an in-depth understanding of Hispanic mother's parenting experiences and perceptions about select psychosocial factors. How psychosocial factors influence mothers' engagement in recommended oral health-related behaviors for their preschool-aged children (3-5 years) was explored. Psychosocial resources and barriers explored included maternal knowledge about children's oral health, beliefs such as perceived self-efficacy and health locus of control, and parenting experience and stress...
April 11, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396369/the-one-in-a-million-study-creating-a-database-of-uk-primary-care-consultations
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Marcus Jepson, Chris Salisbury, Matthew J Ridd, Chris Metcalfe, Ludivine Garside, Rebecca K Barnes
BACKGROUND: Around 1 million primary care consultations happen in England every day. Despite this, much of what happens in these visits remains a 'black box'.Aim To create an archive of videotaped consultations and linked data based on a large sample of routine face-to-face doctor-patient consultations with consent for use in future research and training.Design and setting Cross-sectional study in 12 general practices in the west of England, UK. METHOD: Up to two GPs from each practice took part in the study...
April 10, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394688/distance-between-the-malleoli-and-the-grounda-new-clinical-method-to-measure-leg-length-discrepancy
#18
Estela Gomez Aguilar, Águeda Gómez Domínguez, Carolina Peña-Algaba, José M Castillo-López
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work is to introduce a useful method for the clinical diagnosis of leg-length inequality: distance between the malleoli and the ground (DMG). METHODS: A transversal observational study was performed on 17 patients with leg-length discrepancy. Leg-length inequality was determined with different clinical methods: with a tape measure in a supine position from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the internal and external malleoli, as the difference between the iliac crests when standing (pelvimeter), and as asymmetry between ASISs (PALpation Meter [PALM]; A&D Medical Products Healthcare, San Jose, California)...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394497/prediction-of-mid-urethral-sling-failure-with-clinical-findings-and-urodynamics
#19
Serdar Aydin, Çağrı Arioğlu Aydin, Fırat Ersan
OBJECTIVE: Mid-urethral slings (MUS) become a standard, minimally invasive surgery to treat urinary stress incontinence. Our aim is to investigate the contribution of preoperative urodynamics to mid-urethral slings success and determine predictors for choosing mid-urethral sling route. METHODS: Women with stress urinary incontinence and who desired surgical correction of their incontinence were included in the study. The selection of the procedure was according to an algorithm used in an institution...
May 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394122/embedding-free-method-for-preparation-of-cross-sections-of-organic-materials-for-micro-chemical-analysis-using-gas-cluster-ion-beam-sputtering
#20
Ichiro Mihara, Rasmus Havelund, Ian S Gilmore
We present a novel in situ mask method for the preparation of cross-sections of organic materials such as polymer multilayer films suitable for chemical imaging of buried interfaces. We demonstrate this method on a model buried interface system consisting of a piece of Scotch tape adhered to a PET substrate and a protective film used in consumer packaging. A high dose of gallium from a focused ion beam (FIB) was used to produce a damaged overlayer on the surface of the organic sample. The damaged layer has a significantly slower sputter rate compared to the native undamaged organic material...
April 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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