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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227871/detection-of-collaborative-activity-with-kinect-depth-cameras
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Loic Sevrin, Norbert Noury, Nacer Abouchi, Fabrice Jumel, Bertrand Massot, Jacques Saraydaryan, Loic Sevrin, Norbert Noury, Nacer Abouchi, Fabrice Jumel, Bertrand Massot, Jacques Saraydaryan, Fabrice Jumel, Jacques Saraydaryan, Loic Sevrin, Bertrand Massot, Nacer Abouchi, Norbert Noury
The health status of elderly subjects is highly correlated to their activities together with their social interactions. Thus, the long term monitoring in home of their health status, shall also address the analysis of collaborative activities. This paper proposes a preliminary approach of such a system which can detect the simultaneous presence of several subjects in a common area using Kinect depth cameras. Most areas in home being dedicated to specific tasks, the localization enables the classification of tasks, whether collaborative or not...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227797/human-robot-collaborated-path-planning-for-bevel-tip-needle-steering-in-simulated-human-environment
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Jing Xiong, Zeyang Xia, Yangzhou Gan, Jing Xiong, Zeyang Xia, Yangzhou Gan, Yangzhou Gan, Jing Xiong, Zeyang Xia
Clinical Application of linear percutaneous needle insertion is restricted due to issues such as limited path and deflection. Thus steering of flexible needle is critical demanded in the clinic. Previous studies tended to use autonomous methods to conduct path planning for needle steering. However, these methods had very limited adaptabilities, and they also decreased the human operator's domination of the operation, as clinically required. In this case, teleoperation has been an option, while in complicated environments sole teleoperation is not sufficient for a human operator to generate multi-curved insertion path...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227151/a-community-based-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-engineering-course
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Mary Lundy, Juan Aceros, Mary Lundy, Juan Aceros, Juan Aceros, Mary Lundy
A novel, community-based course was created through collaboration between the School of Engineering and the Physical Therapy program at the University of North Florida. This course offers a hands-on, interdisciplinary training experience for undergraduate engineering students through team-based design projects where engineering students are partnered with physical therapy students. Students learn the process of design, fabrication and testing of low-tech and high-tech rehabilitation technology for children with disabilities, and are exposed to a clinical experience under the guidance of licensed therapists...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227102/a-flexible-parylene-probe-for-in-vivo-recordings-from-multiple-subregions-of-the-rat-hippocampus
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Huijing Xu, Ahuva Weltman, Min-Chi Hsiao, Kee Scholten, Ellis Meng, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Huijing Xu, Ahuva Weltman, Min-Chi Hsiao, Kee Scholten, Ellis Meng, Theodore W Berger, Dong Song, Ellis Meng, Dong Song, Min-Chi Hsiao, Theodore W Berger, Ahuva Weltman, Kee Scholten, Huijing Xu
The hippocampus is crucial to the formation of long-term memory and declarative memory. It is divided into three sub-fields the CA1, the CA3 and the DG. To understand the neuronal circuitry within the hippocampus and to study the role of the hippocampus in memory function requires the collection of neural activities from multiple subregions of the hippocampus simultaneously. Micro-wire electrode arrays are commonly used as an interface with neural systems. However, recording from multiple deep brain regions with curved anatomical structures such as the thin cell body layers of the hippocampus requires the micro-wires to be arranged into a highly accurate, complex layout that is difficult to fabricated manually...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227036/using-i2b2-to-bootstrap-rural-health-analytics-and-learning-networks
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Daniel R Harris, Adam D Baus, Tamela J Harper, Traci D Jarrett, Cecil R Pollard, Jeffery C Talbert, Daniel R Harris, Adam D Baus, Tamela J Harper, Traci D Jarrett, Cecil R Pollard, Jeffery C Talbert, Jeffery C Talbert, Daniel R Harris, Traci D Jarrett, Tamela J Harper, Adam D Baus, Cecil R Pollard
We demonstrate that the open-source i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) data model can be used to bootstrap rural health analytics and learning networks. These networks promote communication and research initiatives by providing the infrastructure necessary for sharing data and insights across a group of healthcare and research partners. Data integration remains a crucial challenge in connecting rural healthcare sites with a common data sharing and learning network due to the lack of interoperability and standards within electronic health records...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227029/automated-ongoing-data-validation-and-quality-control-of-multi-institutional-studies
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Lara J Kanbar, Wissam Shalish, Doina Precup, Karen Brown, Guilherme M Sant'Anna, Robert E Kearney, Lara J Kanbar, Wissam Shalish, Doina Precup, Karen Brown, Guilherme M Sant'Anna, Robert E Kearney, Robert E Kearney, Lara J Kanbar, Wissam Shalish, Doina Precup, Karen Brown, Guilherme M Sant'anna
This paper addresses the problem of ensuring the validity and quality of data in ongoing multi-disciplinary studies where data acquisition spans several geographical sites. It describes an automated validation and quality control procedure that requires no user supervision and monitors data acquired from different locations before analysis. The procedure is illustrated for the Automated Prediction of Extubation readiness (APEX) project in preterm infants, where acquisition of clinical and cardiorespiratory data occurs at 6 sites using different equipment and personnel...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226929/wearable-optical-digital-assistive-device-for-low-vision-students
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Boris I Afinogenov, James B Coles, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Jessica Press-Williams, Ralina Tsykunova, Anastasia Vasilenko, Jaya Narain, Nevan C Hanumara, Amos Winter, PremNandhini Satgunam, Boris I Afinogenov, James B Coles, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Jessica Press-Williams, Ralina Tsykunova, Anastasia Vasilenko, Jaya Narain, Nevan C Hanumara, Amos Winter, PremNandhini Satgunam, James B Coles, Ralina Tsykunova, Jessica Press-Williams, PremNandhini Satgunam, Anastasia Vasilenko, Boris I Afinogenov, Amos Winter, Sailashri Parthasarathy, Nevan C Hanumara, Jaya Narain
People with low vision have limited residual vision that can be greatly enhanced through high levels of magnification. Current assistive technologies are tailored for far field or near field magnification but not both. In collaboration with L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a wearable, optical-digital assistive device was developed to meet the near and far field magnification needs of students. The critical requirements, system architecture and design decisions for each module were analyzed and quantified...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226756/multi-scale-classification-based-lesion-segmentation-for-dermoscopic-images
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Mani Abedini, Noel Codella, Rajib Chakravorty, Rahil Garnavi, David Gutman, Brian Helba, John R Smith, Mani Abedini, Noel Codella, Rajib Chakravorty, Rahil Garnavi, David Gutman, Brian Helba, John R Smith, John R Smith, Rahil Garnavi, David Gutman, Mani Abedini, Brian Helba, Rajib Chakravorty, Noel Codella
This paper presents a robust segmentation method based on multi-scale classification to identify the lesion boundary in dermoscopic images. Our proposed method leverages a collection of classifiers which are trained at various resolutions to categorize each pixel as "lesion" or "surrounding skin". In detection phase, trained classifiers are applied on new images. The classifier outputs are fused at pixel level to build probability maps which represent lesion saliency maps. In the next step, Otsu thresholding is applied to convert the saliency maps to binary masks, which determine the border of the lesions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226585/monitoring-of-motor-and-non-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease-through-a-mhealth-platform
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Jorge Cancela, Samanta Villanueva Mascato, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Andrea Marcante, Giovanni Gentile, Roberta Biundo, Manuela Giglio, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Robert Vilzmann, Spyros Konitsiotis, Angelo Antonini, Maria T Arredondo, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Jorge Cancela, Samanta Villanueva Mascato, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Andrea Marcante, Giovanni Gentile, Roberta Biundo, Manuela Giglio, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Robert Vilzmann, Spyros Konitsiotis, Angelo Antonini, Maria T Arredondo, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Samanta Villanueva Mascato, Maria T Arredondo, Angelo Antonini, Dimitrios Gatsios, Jorge Cancela, Robert Vilzmann, Giovanni Gentile, George Rigas, Andrea Marcante, Roberta Biundo, Spyros Konitsiotis, Maria Chondrogiorgi, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Manuela Giglio
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a complex, chronic disease that many patients live with for many years. In this work we propose a mHealth approach based on a set of unobtrusive, simple-in-use, off-the-self, co-operative, mobile devices that will be used for motor and non-motor symptoms monitoring and evaluation, as well as for the detection of fluctuations along with their duration through a waking day. Ideally, a multidisciplinary and integrated care approach involving several professionals working together (neurologists, physiotherapists, psychologists and nutritionists) could provide a holistic management of the disease increasing the patient's independence and Quality of Life (QoL)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226395/healthcare-professionals-accounts-of-challenges-in-managing-motor-neurone-disease-in-primary-healthcare-a-qualitative-study
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Sverre Vigeland Lerum, Kari Nyheim Solbraekke, Jan C Frich
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive neurological disease causing muscle wasting, gradual paralysis and respiratory failure, with a life expectancy of 2-4 years. In order to better understand how MND is managed in the community, we conducted a qualitative study to explore the challenges healthcare professionals encounter when managing MND in primary healthcare. Based on data from 15 semi-structured interviews with primary healthcare professionals in Norway, we found that MND is viewed as a condition that requires exceptional effort and detailed planning...
February 22, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226341/-recognition-of-postoperative-complication-after-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
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Zhouqiao Wu, Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji
Complications significantly postpone postoperative recovery and increase mortality after gastric cancer surgery. However, varied complication rates have been reported in the literature as well as in our annual report of China Gastrointestinal Oncological Surgery League. It appears that there have been some misunderstandings regarding the diagnosis and interventions as well as the etiology of major complications. We should be aware of the fact that reaching worldwide consensus for the diagnostic criteria is a difficult task in most complications, which disabled the possibility of data comparison among different studies in most cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226332/responsible-safe-and-effective-prescription-of-opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-american-society-of-interventional-pain-physicians-asipp-guidelines
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Adam M Kaye, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Heath McAnally, Konstantin Slavin, Andrea M Trescot, Susan Blank, Vidyasagar Pampati, Salahadin Abdi, Jay S Grider, Alan D Kaye, Kavita N Manchikanti, Harold Cordner, Christopher G Gharibo, Michael E Harned, Sheri L Albers, Sairam Atluri, Steve M Aydin, Sanjay Bakshi, Robert L Barkin, Ramsin M Benyamin, Mark V Boswell, Ricardo M Buenaventura, Aaron K Calodney, David L Cedeno, Sukdeb Datta, Timothy R Deer, Bert Fellows, Vincent Galan, Vahid Grami, Hans Hansen, Standiford Helm Ii, Rafael Justiz, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Yogesh Malla, Annu Navani, Kent H Nouri, Ramarao Pasupuleti, Nalini Sehgal, Sanford M Silverman, Thomas T Simopoulos, Vijay Singh, Daneshvari R Solanki, Peter S Staats, Ricardo Vallejo, Bradley W Wargo, Arthur Watanabe, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Opioid use, abuse, and adverse consequences, including death, have escalated at an alarming rate since the 1990s. In an attempt to control opioid abuse, numerous regulations and guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing have been developed by various organizations. However, the US opioid epidemic is continuing and drug dose deaths tripled during 1999 to 2015. Recent data show a continuing increase in deaths due to natural and semisynthetic opioids, a decline in methadone deaths, and an explosive increase in the rates of deaths involving other opioids, specifically heroin and illicit synthetic fentanyl...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226228/antigen-presenting-cells-in-the-skin
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Sakeen W Kashem, Muzlifah Haniffa, Daniel H Kaplan
Professional antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the skin include dendritic cells, monocytes, and macrophages. They are highly dynamic, with the capacity to enter skin from the peripheral circulation, patrol within tissue, and migrate through lymphatics to draining lymph nodes. Skin APCs are endowed with antigen sensing, processing, and presenting machinery and play key roles in initiating, modulating, and resolving cutaneous inflammation. Skin APCs are a highly heterogeneous population with functionally specialized subsets that are developmentally imprinted and modulated by local tissue microenvironmental and inflammatory cues...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226201/genomewide-association-study-of-alcohol-dependence-identifies-risk-loci-altering-ethanol-response-behaviors-in-model-organisms
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Amy E Adkins, Laura M Hack, Tim B Bigdeli, Vernell S Williamson, G Omari McMichael, Mohammed Mamdani, Alexis Edwards, Fazil Aliev, Robin F Chan, Poonam Bhandari, Richard C Raabe, Joseph T Alaimo, GinaMari G Blackwell, Arden A Moscati, Ryan S Poland, Benjamin Rood, Diana G Patterson, Dermot Walsh, John B Whitfield, Gu Zhu, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Josef Frank, Monika Ridinger, Norbert Wodarz, Michael Soyka, Peter Zill, Marcus Ising, Markus M Nöthen, Falk Kiefer, Marcella Rietschel, Joel Gelernter, Richard Sherva, Ryan Koesterer, Laura Almasy, Hongyu Zhao, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, Brion S Maher, Carol A Prescott, Danielle M Dick, Silviu A Bacanu, Laura D Mathies, Andrew G Davies, Vladimir I Vladimirov, Mike Grotewiel, M Scott Bowers, Jill C Bettinger, Bradley T Webb, Michael F Miles, Kenneth S Kendler, Brien P Riley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol Dependence (AD) shows evidence for genetic liability, but genes influencing risk remain largely unidentified. METHODS: We conducted a genomewide association study in 706 related AD cases and 1748 unscreened population controls from Ireland. We sought replication in 15,496 samples of European descent. We used model organisms to assess the role of orthologous genes in ethanol response behaviors. We tested one primate-specific gene for expression differences in case/control post-mortem brain tissue...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226193/care-of-women-with-diabetes-before-during-and-after-pregnancy-time-for-a-new-approach
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A M Egan, L Carmody, B Kirwan, F P Dunne
AIMS: This study assesses the impact of pregnancy and pre-pregnancy care on longer-term treatment goals in women with diabetes. METHODS: This retrospective study included women with Type 1 (n = 247) and Type 2 diabetes (n = 137) who were evaluated before, during and after pregnancy. RESULTS: Among women with Type 1 diabetes, average HbA1c at 12 months post-partum was similar to the preconception level [63 vs. 64 mmol/mol (7.9% vs...
February 22, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225817/binational-climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-migratory-birds-in-the-great-lakes-basins-tools-and-impediments
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Robert S Rempel, Megan L Hornseth
Climate change is a global concern, requiring international strategies to reduce emissions, however, climate change vulnerability assessments are often local in scope with assessment areas restricted to jurisdictional boundaries. In our study we explored tools and impediments to understanding and responding to the effects of climate change on vulnerability of migratory birds from a binational perspective. We apply and assess the utility of a Climate Change Vulnerability Index on 3 focal species using distribution or niche modeling frameworks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225664/historic-leadership
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Ellen F Johnsen, Katherine J Pohlman
School nursing practice establishes itself in the midst of both education and nursing philosophies, ethics, standards, laws, and regulations. Treading these two worlds is difficult at times and requires that a school nurse possess a strong foundational knowledge base, seek professional collaboration, and navigate conflicting professional demands in order to promote student and public safety. This article is Part 2 of a four-part series that recounts the inspiring story of a school nurse, Ellen Johnsen, who did just that back in the 1980s in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma...
March 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225572/daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir-for-genotype-1b-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chisa Kondo, Masanori Atsukawa, Akihito Tsubota, Noritomo Shimada, Hiroshi Abe, Toru Asano, Kai Yoshizawa, Tomomi Okubo, Yoshimichi Chuganji, Yoshio Aizawa, Etsuko Iio, Yasuhito Tanaka, Katsuhiko Iwakiri
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of daclatasvir and asunaprevir combined therapy in genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: In a multicenter collaborative study, 249 patients received 60 mg of daclatasvir (NS5A inhibitor) once a day and 100 mg of asunaprevir (NS3/4A protease inhibitor) twice a day for 24 weeks between September 2014 and September 2015 and were subjected to this analysis...
February 22, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225473/information-needs-and-preferences-of-parents-considering-treatment-of-child-anxiety
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Leanne Mak, John R Walker, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Gary Altman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the information needs and preferences of parents who were making decisions concerning treatment for their child's anxiety. METHODS: Ninety-three parents were recruited from hospital-based clinics, a parent group, and a public information meeting. They completed a survey about preference for decision-making involvement, information needs, and preferences concerning source and amount of information. RESULTS: Most (69%) parents indicated that they prefer a collaborative decision-making role...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225462/validity-evidence-from-ratings-of-pediatric-interns-and-subinterns-on-a-subset-of-pediatric-milestones
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Teri L Turner, Vasudha L Bhavaraju, Ulana A Luciw-Dubas, Patricia J Hicks, Sara Multerer, Amanda Osta, Jennifer McDonnell, Sue Poynter, Daniel J Schumacher, Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Alan Schwartz
PURPOSE: To investigate evidence for validity of faculty members' pediatric milestone (PM) ratings of interns (first-year residents) and subinterns (fourth-year medical students) on nine subcompetencies related to readiness to serve as a pediatric intern in the inpatient setting. METHOD: The Association of Pediatric Program Directors Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network (APPD LEARN) and the National Board of Medical Examiners collaborated to investigate the utility of assessments of the PMs for trainees' performance...
February 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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