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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821642/super-optimal-perceptual-integration-suggests-a-place-based-representation-of-pitch-at-high-frequencies
#1
Bonnie K Lau, Anahita H Mehta, Andrew J Oxenham
Pitch, the perceptual correlate of sound repetition rate or frequency, plays an important role in speech perception, music perception, and listening in complex acoustic environments. Despite its perceptual importance, the neural mechanisms underlying pitch remain poorly understood. Although cortical regions responsive to pitch have been identified, little is known about how pitch information is extracted from the inner ear itself. The two primary theories of peripheral pitch coding involve stimulus-driven spike timing, or phase locking, in the auditory nerve (time code), and the spatial distribution of responses along the length of the cochlear partition (place code)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820551/fungal-endocarditis-due-to-aspergillus-oryzae-the-first-case-reported-in-the-literature
#2
Andrea Mazza, Nicola Luciani, Marco Luciani, Federico Cammertoni, Alessia Giaquinto, Natalia Pavone, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti
Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe disease with high mortality and morbidity. Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a life-threatening complication which can occur in less than 10% of patients with valve prosthesis. A fungal etiology of IE is rare and accounts for only 2-4% of all case of endocarditis, but is associated with a higher mortality and morbidity. Herein is reported the first case of fungal endocarditis of aortic valve prosthesis due to Aspergillus oryzae in a 67-year-old caucasian man who nine years previously underwent mitral and aortic valve replacement with mechanical prostheses, and tricuspid annuloplasty for acute IE due to Enterococcus spp...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820541/automatic-estimation-of-optimal-deployment-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-using-computed-tomography
#3
Arthur Kerner, Sobhi Abadi, Roy Dotan, Marcia Javitt, Doron Aronson, Jonathan Lessick
BACKGROUND: A comparison was made between the accuracy of and time saved by using novel automated software for pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) planning before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and manual methods. Preprocedural CT to assess aortic annulus dimensions and predict the optimal C-arm implant angle before TAVI can reduce complications related to incorrect prosthesis sizing and positioning. METHODS: A total of 61 consecutive patients underwent TAVI using either the SAPIEN XT or CoreValve prosthesis...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818190/aortic-bioprosthetic-valve-durability-incidence-mechanisms-predictors-and-management-of-surgical%C3%A2-and-transcatheter-valve-degeneration
#4
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Tania Rodriguez-Gabella, Pierre Voisine, Rishi Puri, Philippe Pibarot, Josep Rodés-Cabau
In recent times, there has been a considerable increase in the use of aortic bioprostheses (vs. mechanical prostheses) for treating aortic valve disease, and this tendency is likely to continue in the near future. However, the occurrence of structural valve degeneration, limiting valve durability, remains an important drawback of surgical and transcatheter bioprostheses. In this paper, we provide an overview of bioprosthetic valve durability, focusing on the definition, incidence, mechanisms, predictive factors, and management of structural degeneration of aortic bioprostheses...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817903/re-successful-placement-of-penile-prostheses-in-men-with-severe-corporal-fibrosis-following-vacuum-therapy-protocol
#5
Allen F Morey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817742/minimum-abutment-height-to-eliminate-bone-loss-influence-of-implant-neck-design-and-platform-switching
#6
Sergio Spinato, Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Fabio Bernardello, Davide Zaffe
PURPOSE: This retrospective study quantitatively analyzed the minimum prosthetic abutment height to eliminate bone loss after 4.7-mm-diameter implant placement in maxillary bone and how grafting techniques can affect the marginal bone loss in implants placed in maxillary areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two different implant types with a similar neck design were singularly placed in two groups of patients: the test group, with platform-switched implants, and the control group, with conventional (non-platform-switched) implants...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817738/compliance-with-supportive-periodontal-treatment-in-patients-with-dental-implants
#7
Kai-Fang Hu, Ying-Chu Lin, Kun-Yen Ho, Yu-Hsiang Chou
PURPOSE: The need for dental implants is increasing, and supportive periodontal treatment can achieve long-term success and prevent peri-implantitis. Contributing factors to noncompliance with long-term scheduled supportive periodontal treatment remain unclear. To investigate whether demographic and clinical characteristics are associated with noncompliance, the authors analyzed data for patients who had received dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors recruited patients participating in a supportive periodontal treatment program after receiving permanent prostheses on implants placed from 2005 to 2013...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817132/plasma-of-argon-cleaning-treatment-on-implant-abutments-in-periodontally-healthy-patients-six-years-postloading-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Luigi Canullo, Marco Tallarico, Miguel Penarrocha, Giuseppe Corrente, Joseph Fiorellini, David Penarrocha
The aim of this randomized, match-paired, triple-blinded, controlled clinical trial was to assess the 6-year radiographic changes around customized platform-switched abutments placed according to the one abutment-one time concept, with and without plasma of argon cleaning treatment. A total of 20 periodontally healthy patients received one maxillary implant between the premolars. Immediately before stage 2 surgery and abutment connection, patients were randomly assigned to the control (cleaning protocol by steam) or test group (plasma of argon treatment)...
September 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816687/hearing-and-otoacoustic-emissions-outcome-of-stapedotomy-does-the-prosthesis-diameter-matter
#9
Nabil Faranesh, Ebrahim Magamseh, Suliman Zaaroura, Reem Zeidan, Avi Shupak
OBJECTIVE: To compare the hearing and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) outcome of stapedotomy employing 0.4 and 0.6 mm diameter prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 18 patients with otosclerosis participated in a prospective, double-armed, randomized cohort study. All the patients underwent small fenestra drill stapedotomy employing the Causse fluroplastic large loop piston prostheses. The patients were randomly assigned to groups of 0.4 mm (n=9) and 0.6 mm (n=9) diameter prostheses...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816291/-influence-of-the-interforaminal-arch-form-of-edentulous-mandibles-on-design-of-all-on-4-preliminary-research-based-on-conebeam-computed-tomography
#10
S Y Li, G Li, H L Feng, S X Pan
OBJECTIVE: To classify the interforaminal arch form of edentulous mandibles by measuring the anterior-posterior distance (A-P distance) of implants planned to be inserted in "All-on-4" protocol using conebeam computed tomography (CBCT) data, and to investigate the influence of the arch form on the "All-on-4" distally tilted implants. METHODS: Seventy-four CBCT images of edentulous mandibles were collected, including 35 males and 39 females respectively. "All-on-4"implant supported fixed prostheses were designed for these patients based on the CBCT data...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816196/denture-hygiene-knowledge-and-practices-among-complete-denture-wearers-attending-a-postgraduate-dental-institute
#11
Thatapudi Shankar, Snigdha Gowd, Vinay Suresan, Sneha Mantri, Sudhanshu Saxena, Prateek Mishra, Pragya Panday
AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the denture hygiene knowledge and practices among patients using complete dentures attending a postgraduate dental hospital in Jabalpur city. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between hygiene knowledge and practices to the denture wearer's gender, education, and income. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire involving the complete denture patients attending the Department of Prosthodontics...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814859/inhibitory-effect-of-zirconium-oxide-nanoparticles-on-candida-albicans-adhesion-to-repaired-polymethyl-methacrylate-denture-bases-and-interim-removable-prostheses-a-new-approach-for-denture-stomatitis-prevention
#12
Mohammed M Gad, Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Suliman Y Shahin, Badar T Alsaqer, Aiman A Ali
BACKGROUND: Despite drawbacks, cold-cured acrylic resin is still the most common material used in denture repair. Zirconia nanoparticles were among the reinforcements added to increase the strength of the resin. The effect on Candida due to the addition of zirconia nanoparticles to the resin has not been investigated. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of zirconia nanoparticles added to cold-cured acrylic resin on Candida albicans adhesion...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814053/mobio-a-5-dof-trans-humeral-robotic-prosthesis
#13
R Achintha M Abayasiri, D G Kanishka Madusanka, N M P Arachchige, A T S Silva, R A R C Gopura
In this paper, a 5 DOF trans-humeral robotic prosthesis: MoBio is proposed. MoBio includes 2 DOF at wrist which is rare in other trans-humeral prostheses. Through anthropometric features MoBio prosthetic arm can achieve elbow flexion/extension, forearm supination/pronation, wrist radial/ulnar deviation, wrist flexion/extension and compound motion of thumb and index finger. An EMG based control method which uses EMG signals of the biceps brachii and triceps brachii, is used with a motion switching mechanism to control the prosthesis...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814052/grasp-specific-and-user-friendly-interface-design-for-myoelectric-hand-prostheses
#14
Alireza Mohammadi, Jim Lavranos, Rob Howe, Peter Choong, Denny Oetomo
This paper presents the design and characterisation of a hand prosthesis and its user interface, focusing on performing the most commonly used grasps in activities of daily living (ADLs). Since the operation of a multi-articulated powered hand prosthesis is difficult to learn and master, there is a significant rate of abandonment by amputees in preference for simpler devices. In choosing so, amputees chose to live with fewer features in their prosthesis that would more reliably perform the basic operations...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814050/segmental-contributions-to-sagittal-plane-whole-body-angular-momentum-when-using-powered-compared-to-passive-ankle-foot-prostheses-on-ramps
#15
Nathaniel T Pickle, Anne K Silverman, Jason M Wilken, Nicholas P Fey
Understanding the effects of an assistive device on dynamic balance is crucial, particularly for robotic leg prostheses. Analyses of dynamic balance commonly evaluate the range of whole-body angular momentum (H). However, the contributions of individual body segments to overall H throughout gait may yield futher insights, specifically for people with transtibial amputation using powered prostheses. We evaluated segment contributions to H using Statistical Parametric Mapping to assess the effects of prosthesis type (powered vs passive) and ramp angle on segmental coordination...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814045/across-user-adaptation-for-a-powered-lower-limb-prosthesis
#16
John A Spanias, Ann M Simon, Levi J Hargrove
Pattern recognition algorithms have been used to control powered lower limb prostheses because they are capable of identifying the intent of the amputee user and therefore can provide a method for seamlessly transitioning between the different locomotion modes of the prosthesis. However, one major limitation of current algorithms is that they require subject-specific data from the individual user. These data are difficult and time-consuming to collect and consequently these algorithms do not generalize well across users...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814025/learning-from-demonstration-teaching-a-myoelectric-prosthesis-with-an-intact-limb-via-reinforcement-learning
#17
Gautham Vasan, Patrick M Pilarski
Prosthetic arms should restore and extend the capabilities of someone with an amputation. They should move naturally and be able to perform elegant, coordinated movements that approximate those of a biological arm. Despite these objectives, the control of modern-day prostheses is often nonintuitive and taxing. Existing devices and control approaches do not yet give users the ability to effect highly synergistic movements during their daily-life control of a prosthetic device. As a step towards improving the control of prosthetic arms and hands, we introduce an intuitive approach to training a prosthetic control system that helps a user achieve hard-to-engineer control behaviours...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814023/representing-high-dimensional-data-to-intelligent-prostheses-and-other-wearable-assistive-robots-a-first-comparison-of-tile-coding-and-selective-kanerva-coding
#18
Jaden B Travnik, Patrick M Pilarski
Prosthetic devices have advanced in their capabilities and in the number and type of sensors included in their design. As the space of sensorimotor data available to a conventional or machine learning prosthetic control system increases in dimensionality and complexity, it becomes increasingly important that this data be represented in a useful and computationally efficient way. Well structured sensory data allows prosthetic control systems to make informed, appropriate control decisions. In this study, we explore the impact that increased sensorimotor information has on current machine learning prosthetic control approaches...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814010/multi-modal-myocontrol-testing-combined-force-and-electromyography
#19
Markus Nowak, Thomas Eiband, Claudio Castellini
Myocontrol, that is control of prostheses using bodily signals, has proved in the decades to be a surprisingly hard problem for the scientific community of assistive and rehabilitation robotics. In particular, traditional surface electromyography (sEMG) seems to be no longer enough to guarantee dexterity (i.e., control over several degrees of freedom) and, most importantly, reliability. Multi-modal myocontrol is concerned with the idea of using novel signal gathering techniques as a replacement of, or alongside, sEMG, to provide high-density and diverse signals to improve dexterity and make the control more reliable...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814005/distance-based-kinematics-of-the-five-oblique-axis-thumb-model-with-intersecting-axes-at-the-metacarpophalangeal-joint
#20
Nicolas Rojas, Aaron M Dollar
This paper proposes a novel and simple method to compute all possible solutions of the inverse kinematics problem of the five-oblique-axis thumb model with intersecting axes at the metacarpophalangeal joint. This thumb model is one of the suggested results by a magnetic-resonance-imaging-based study that, in contrast to those based on cadaver fingers or on the tracking of the surface of the fingers, takes into account muscle and ligament behaviors and avoids inaccuracies resulting from the movement of the skin with respect to the bones...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
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