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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222562/impaired-scaling-of-preparatory-postural-responses-to-repeated-balance-perturbations-in-parkinsonian-patients-with-comorbid-white-matter-disease
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David Cioncoloni, Lodovica Martelli, Deborah Rosignoli, Riccardo Mazzocchio
BACKGROUND: Postural instability may result from altered sequencing of automatic motor programs for anticipatory postural corrections and/or impaired motor learning in Parkinson Disease (PD) patients. Comorbid white matter disease is a major determinant of axial motor impairment, leading to poorer stability than nigrostriatal dopaminergic denervation per se. OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in anticipatory control of postural stability function between subjects affected by PD with comorbid leukoaraiosis (LPD), idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) and elderly health subjects (EHS) as control group...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222342/concussion-is-associated-with-altered-preparatory-postural-adjustments-during-gait-initiation
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Cailbhe Doherty, Liang Zhao, John Ryan, Yusuke Komaba, Akihiro Inomata, Brian Caulfield
Gait initiation is a useful surrogate measure of supraspinal motor control mechanisms but has never been evaluated in a cohort following concussion. The aim of this study was to quantify the preparatory postural adjustments (PPAs) of gait initiation (GI) in fifteen concussion patients (4 females, 11 males) in comparison to a group of fifteen age- and sex-matched controls. All participants completed variants of the GI task where their dominant and non-dominant limbs as the 'stepping' and 'support' limbs. Task performance was quantified using the centre of pressure (COP) trajectory of each foot (computed from a force plate) and a surrogate of the centre of mass (COM) trajectory (estimated from an inertial measurement unit placed on the sacrum)...
February 17, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222191/elderly-fall-risk-prediction-using-static-posturography
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Jennifer Howcroft, Edward D Lemaire, Jonathan Kofman, William E McIlroy
Maintaining and controlling postural balance is important for activities of daily living, with poor postural balance being predictive of future falls. This study investigated eyes open and eyes closed standing posturography with elderly adults to identify differences and determine appropriate outcome measure cut-off scores for prospective faller, single-faller, multi-faller, and non-faller classifications. 100 older adults (75.5 ± 6.7 years) stood quietly with eyes open and then eyes closed while Wii Balance Board data were collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218468/igf-1-receptor-expression-on-circulating-osteoblast-progenitor-cells-predicts-tissue-based-bone-formation-rate-and-response-to-teriparatide-in-premenopausal-women-with-idiopathic-osteoporosis
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Adi Cohen, Stavroula Kousteni, Brygida Bisikirska, Jayesh G Shah, J Sanil Manavalan, Robert R Recker, Joan Lappe, David W Dempster, Hua Zhou, Donald J McMahon, Mariana Bucovsky, Mafo Kamanda-Kosseh, Julie Stubby, Elizabeth Shane
We have previously reported that premenopausal women with idiopathic osteoporosis (IOP) have profound microarchitectural deficiencies and heterogeneous bone remodeling. Those with the lowest bone formation rate have higher baseline serum IGF-1 levels and less robust response to teriparatide. Because IGF-1 stimulates bone formation and is critical for teriparatide action on osteoblasts, these findings suggest a state of IGF-1 resistance in some IOP women. To further investigate the hypothesis that osteoblast and IGF-1 related mechanisms mediate differential responsiveness to teriparatide in IOP, we studied circulating osteoblast progenitor (COP) cells and their IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) expression...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211643/postural-analysis-in-a-pediatric-cohort-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Claudio Lisi, Serena Monteleone, Carmine Tinelli, Berardo Rinaldi, Giuseppe Di Natali, Salvatore Savasta
BACKGROUND: The Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare disorder affecting the connective tissue. EDS patients may suffer of proprioception and balance impairment but all the studies dealing with such symptoms have been addressed to adult subjects. The Study of such impairment in younger patients may lead to a better awareness of own motor abilities and to a focused rehabilitative intervention. Therefore, our work aims to assess the occurrence of these alterations in a pediatric cohort of EDS patients...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198949/influence-of-the-presence-of-temporomandibular-disorders-on-postural-balance-in-the-elderly
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Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro, Marjorie Takei Yoshie, Rubens Alexandre da Silva, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Ricardo de Lima Navarro, Luciana Lozza do Moraes Marchiori, Karen Barros Parron Fernandes
Purpose: To investigate the influence of the presence of Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) on postural balance in elderly individuals. Methods: The study sample consisted of 150 elderly: 103 women (67.7±5.0 years) and 47 men (69.3±5.5 years). Evaluation of the presence and severity of TMD included an anamnesis questionnaire, an evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and a muscular examination, which allowed the division of the elderly into 2 groups: G1 (experimental, n=95), with TMD; G2 (control, n=55), without TMD...
February 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197674/role-of-vision-in-sighted-and-blind-soccer-players-in-adapting-to-an-unstable-balance-task
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María Campayo-Piernas, Carla Caballero, David Barbado, Raúl Reina
This study tested whether a compensatory hypothesis exists on postural control during standing unstable balance tasks comparing blind soccer players (n = 7) to sighted soccer players (n = 15) and sighted sedentary individuals (n = 6). All subjects performed a pre-test, a training of ten practice trials on a single day, and a post-test balance test. All tests were performed on an unstable surface placed on a force platform and under closed-eyes conditions, and a final test was performed with open eyes...
February 14, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196073/a-horse-s-locomotor-signature-cop-path-determined-by-the-individual-limb
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Sandra Nauwelaerts, Sarah Jane Hobbs, Willem Back
INTRODUCTION: Ground reaction forces in sound horses with asymmetric hooves show systematic differences in the horizontal braking force and relative timing of break-over. The Center Of Pressure (COP) path quantifies the dynamic load distribution under the hoof in a moving horse. The objective was to test whether anatomical asymmetry, quantified by the difference in dorsal wall angle between the left and right forelimbs, correlates with asymmetry in the COP path between these limbs. In addition, repeatability of the COP path was investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193028/functionalized-cycloolefin-polymer-capillaries-for-open-tubular-ion-chromatography
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Weixiong Huang, Sasikarn Seetasang, Mohammadmehdi Azizi, Purnendu K Dasgupta
We describe novel cycloolefin polymer (COP)-based open tubular capillary ion exchange columns. COP capillaries (inner diameter of 19-28 μm) were successfully sulfonated at room temperature using a cocktail of ClSO3H (85-95% w/w) and HOAc or H2SO4. The cation exchange capacity is controlled by the sulfonation time and the sulfonation solution composition and can be as high as 300 pequiv/mm(2). Following sulfonation, the capillaries were coated with 65-nm-diameter anion exchanger (AEX) latex nanoparticles that attach electrostatically...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193023/electrodialytic-capillary-suppressor-for-open-tubular-ion-chromatography
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Weixiong Huang, Purnendu K Dasgupta
We describe an electrodialytic capillary suppressor for suppressed conductometric open tubular ion chromatography (SC-OTIC). For practical eluent concentrations, suppressor active lengths less than ∼1 mm are adequate. In its preferred embodiment, the suppressor consists of a solid polymer ion exchanger block. Two 0.45-mm-diameter parallel cylindrical passages are provided: these provide for passage of regenerant water and placement of platinum wire electrodes. The suppression channel is made by making a crack in the soft polymer block, using a needle 0...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190644/what-are-normal-metal-ion-levels-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a%C3%A2-serologic-analysis-of-four-bearing-surfaces
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Brian T Barlow, Philippe A Ortiz, John W Boles, Yuo-Yu Lee, Douglas E Padgett, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: The recent experiences with adverse local tissue reactions have highlighted the need to establish what are normal serum levels of cobalt (Co), chromium (Cr), and titanium (Ti) after hip arthroplasty. METHODS: Serum Co, Cr, and Ti levels were measured in 80 nonconsecutive patients with well-functioning unilateral total hip arthroplasty and compared among 4 bearing surfaces: ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC); ceramic-on-polyethylene (CoP); metal-on-polyethylene (MoP), and dual mobility (DM)...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188853/drifting-while-stepping-in-place-in-old-adults-association-of-self-motion-perception-with-reference-frame-reliance-and-ground-optic-flow-sensitivity
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Catherine P Agathos, Delphine Bernardin, Konogan Baranton, Christine Assaiante, Brice Isableu
Optic flow provides visual self-motion information and is shown to modulate gait and provoke postural reactions. We have previously reported an increased reliance on the visual, as opposed to the somatosensory-based, egocentric frame of reference (FoR) for spatial orientation with age. In this study, we evaluated FoR reliance for self-motion perception with respect to the ground surface. We examined how effects of ground optic flow direction on posture may be enhanced by an intermittent podal contact with the ground, and reliance on the visual FoR and aging...
February 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188690/interconnected-network-of-shell-core-co-bi-pi-cop-for-efficient-water-oxidation-electrocatalysis-under-near-neutral-conditions
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Xuping Sun
Developing earth-abundant electrocatalysts for efficient and stable water oxidation under near neutral conditions is of great importance but still remains a key challenge. In this Communication, we demonstrate the development of an interconnected network of shell-core Co-Bi-Pi@CoP via anodic polarization of CoP nanoarray in potassium borate aqueous electrolyte (KBi). This 3D Co-Bi-Pi@CoP exhibits super high catalytic activity for water oxidation at pH 9.2 and needs overpotential of only 410 mV to drive a geometrical catalytic current density of 10 mA cm-2, with a high turnover frequency of 819 h-1 at overpotential of 610 mV...
February 11, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187046/effect-of-hydroxyethyl-starch-priming-on-the-systemic-inflammatory-response-and-lung-edema-following-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-a-rat-model
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Yutaka Fujii, Takayuki Tanabe, Tsubasa Yamashiro, Mikiyasu Shirai, Yoshiaki Takewa, Eisuke Tatsumi
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) preserves patients' lives during open heart surgery by providing sufficient oxygen delivery and blood supply to vital organs. However, previous studies have suggested that the interaction of hemodilution and vascular hyperpermeability induces tissue edema and an inflammatory response during CPB. In this study, we hypothesized that suppression of the systemic inflammatory response and tissue edema during CPB by a plasma substitute (hydroxyethyl starch: HES).Rats (450-500 g) were divided into a SHAM group (n=5), a Ringer's acetate CPB group (n=7), and an HES CPB group (n=7)...
February 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185851/assessment-of-micro-scale-anaerobic-digestion-for-management-of-urban-organic-waste-a-case-study-in-london-uk
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M Walker, H Theaker, R Yaman, D Poggio, W Nimmo, A Bywater, G Blanch, M Pourkashanian
This paper describes the analysis of an AD plant that is novel in that it is located in an urban environment, built on a micro-scale, fed on food and catering waste, and operates as a purposeful system. The plant was built in 2013 and continues to operate to date, processing urban food waste and generating biogas for use in a community café. The plant was monitored for a period of 319days during 2014, during which the operational parameters, biological stability and energy requirements of the plant were assessed...
February 6, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185317/static-postural-stability-in-women-with-stress-urinary-incontinence-effects-of-vision-and-bladder-filling
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Daria Chmielewska, Magdalena Stania, Kajetan Słomka, Edward Błaszczak, Jakub Taradaj, Patrycja Dolibog, Grzegorz Juras
AIMS: This case-control study was designed to compare static postural stability between women with stress urinary incontinence and continent women and it was hypothesized that women with incontinence aged around 50 years also have balance disorders. METHODS: Eighteen women with incontinence and twelve women without incontinence aged 50-55 years participated in two 60-s trials of each of four different testing conditions: eyes open/full bladder, eyes open/empty bladder, eyes closed/full bladder, eyes closed/empty bladder...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184173/reliability-of-inertial-sensors-in-the-assessment-of-patients-with-vestibular-disorders-a-feasibility-study
#17
Sathish K Sankarpandi, Alice J Baldwin, Jaydip Ray, Claudia Mazzà
BACKGROUND: Vestibular disorders affect an individual's stability, balance, and gait and predispose them to falls. Traditional laboratory-based semi-objective vestibular assessments are intrusive and cumbersome provide little information about their functional ability. Commercially available wearable inertial sensors allow us to make this real life assessments objective, with a detailed view of their functional abilities. Timed Up and Go (TUG) and Postural Sway tests are commonly used tests for gait and balance assessments...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182968/measuring-postural-control-during-mini-squat-posture-in-men-with-early-knee-osteoarthritis
#18
M Petrella, K Gramani-Say, P R M S Serrão, G C Lessi, J A Barela, R P Carvalho, S M Mattiello
Studies have suggested a compromised postural control in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) evidenced by larger and faster displacement of center of pressure (COP). However, quantification of postural control in the mini-squat posture performed by patients with early knee OA and its relation to muscle strength and self-reported symptoms have not been investigated. The main aim of this cross-sectional, observational, controlled study was to determine whether postural control in the mini-squat posture differs between individuals with early knee OA and a control group (CG) and verify the relation among knee extensor torque (KET) and self-reported physical function, stiffness and pain...
February 6, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179238/delay-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-cop-shouldn-t-delay-pharmacists
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Cheryl A Thompson
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February 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178773/postural-control-of-individuals-with-chronic-stroke-compared-to-healthy-participants-tug-frt-and-center-of-pressure-movement
#20
Sigal Portnoy, Shlomit Reif, Tom Mendelboim, Debbie Rand
BACKGROUND: Balance impairments are common following stroke, and may lead to loss of independent functional mobility and falls. Previous studies strived to come up with precise measures of postural control, which will provide a better prognostic power for the health status and safety of the individual. To date, the degree of difference in postural control measures between individuals with chronic stroke and healthy participants is not reported. Also there are no reported correlations between these measures and the Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) and the Functional Reach Test (FRT)...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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