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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227899/peripheral-sensory-stimulation-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-photothrombotic-ischemic-stroke-model
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Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Aishwarya Bandla, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Frances Lim, Chan Kim Chuan, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Lun-De Liao, Nitish V Thakor, Frances Lim, Chua Le Teng Sherry, Aishwarya Bandla, Chan Kim Chuan
Ischemic stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Thrombolytic therapy using recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the only FDA-approved drug for acute ischemia, is limited by a narrow therapeutic time window and risk of hemorrhage. There is a serious need for a neuroprotective therapy which is clinically viable. We earlier demonstrated that peripheral sensory stimulation (PSS) is a potential therapeutic intervention for hyperacute ischemia resulting in recovery of neurovascular functions when administered immediately following ischemia onset in a rat model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227879/wearable-diagnostic-system-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski, N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski, N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski
This paper presents a novel head-mounted point-of-care diagnostic system for detection and continuous monitoring of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This wearable embedded open-source platform enables accurate monitoring of AMD by taking advantage of multiple standard graphical interface techniques such as Amsler Grid, Threshold Amsler Grid, Macular Computerized Psychophysical Test and Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter (PHP). Here, we describe the proposed multi-Grid or so-called NGRID software and elaborate on the hardware prototype...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227862/effects-of-high-frequency-rtms-on-sleep-deprivation-a-pilot-study
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D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, D P Martinez-Cancino, J Azpiroz-Leehan, L Jimenez-Angeles, A Garcia-Quintanar, R Santana-Miranda, A Garcia-Quintanar, L Jimenez-Angeles, R Santana-Miranda, J Azpiroz-Leehan, D P Martinez-Cancino
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a neurostimulation technique which has the potential to serve as a unique research tool for investigating a wide variety of fields in cognitive neuroscience. TMS has been approved by the FDA to serve as a treatment to depression and has also been used to evaluate its effects among several conditions such as Alzheimer, Parkinson disease, chronic pain and stroke. High frequency TMS has been previously used with the intention to measure and modulate the negative effects of sleep deprivation in cognitive performance, but there is no consensus about the ideal protocol yet...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227795/simplified-realistic-human-head-model-for-simulating-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ze'ev Bomzon, Ricardo Salvador, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Peter J Basser, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Ze'ev Bomzon
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are alternating electric fields in the intermediate frequency range (100-300 kHz) of low-intensity (1-3 V/cm). TTFields are an anti-mitotic treatment against solid tumors, which are approved for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. These electric fields are induced non-invasively by transducer arrays placed directly on the patient's scalp. Cell culture experiments showed that treatment efficacy is dependent on the induced field intensity. In clinical practice, a software called NovoTal(TM) uses head measurements to estimate the optimal array placement to maximize the electric field delivery to the tumor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227675/investigating-an-alternative-ring-design-of-transducer-arrays-for-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Mario Macedo
Tumor treating fields (TTFields) is a therapy that inhibits cell proliferation and has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This anti-mitotic technique works non-invasively and regionally, and is associated with less toxicity and a better quality of life. Currently a device called Optune™ is clinically used which works with two perpendicular and alternating array pairs each consisting of 3×3 transducers. The aim of this study is to investigate a theoretical alternative array design which consists of two rings of 16 transducers and thus permits various field directions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227472/social-norms-of-good-design-interdisciplinary-perspectives-from-a-survey-of-engineers-and-clinicians-in-bioengineering
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Angela N Johnson, Angela N Johnson, Angela N Johnson
In bioengineering training for new researchers and engineers, a great deal of time is spent discussing what constitutes "good" design. Conceptualization of good design, however, varies widely across interdisciplinary team members, with potential to both foster innovation or lead to unproductive conflict. To explore how groups central to bioengineering teams (physicians/clinicians and engineers/physicists) conceptualize good design, we asked 176 professionals in bioengineering to complete a comprehensive online survey including items designed to assess cognitive and moral foundations (validated MFQ30 tool) and custom items assessing perceptions on good design in three areas (good design characteristics, reputation of design approvers, and perceived design patient/consumer suitability)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227469/building-a-more-diverse-biomedical-engineering-workforce-biomedical-engineering-at-the-university-of-the-district-of-columbia-a-historically-black-college-university
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Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, Lara A Thompson, A Segun Adebayo, Nian Zhang, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Devdas Shetty, A Segun Adebayo, Sasan Haghani, Kathleen Dowell, Lara A Thompson, Devdas Shetty, Nian Zhang
Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a new, multidisciplinary, and rapidly growing field, however, the BME Workforce suffers from limited ethnic and gender diversity. Despite the demand and growth of this new field due to its public health importance, only 4 out of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide offers a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Bio-Engineering related fields. In order to contribute to a growing BME Workforce, HBCUs need to react and offer more degree-programs relevant to BME...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226993/first-steps-to-creating-a-platform-for-high-throughput-simulation-of-ttfields
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Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Cornelia Wenger, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Eilon D Kirson, Uri Weinberg, Yoram Wassermann, Yoram Palti, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Cornelia Wenger, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Eilon D Kirson, Uri Weinberg, Yoram Wassermann, Yoram Palti, Yoram Wassermann, Cornelia Wenger, Uri Weinberg, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Eilon D Kirson, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Yoram Palti, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are low intensity alternating electric fields in the 100-500 KHz frequency range that are known to have an anti-mitotic effect on cancerous cells. In the USA, TTFields are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) in both the newly diagnosed and recurrent settings. Optimizing treatment with TTFields requires a deep understanding of how TTFields distribute within the brain. To address this issue, simulations using realistic head models have been performed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226974/design-of-an-intraoperative-peritoneal-lavage-device
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Maria Ignacia Aguilera, Esteban J Pino, Maria Ignacia Aguilera, Esteban J Pino, Maria Ignacia Aguilera, Esteban J Pino
This paper consists of the design and construction of an intraoperative peritoneal lavage device. It is intended for cleaning the intra-abdominal cavity during a surgical procedure, once the etiology of a peritonitis has been identified and treated. Its purpose is to improve the current standard treatment consisting of simple pouring saline solution. A good washing procedure aids stopping the inflammatory and infectious process generated after the contamination due to the perforation of a hollow viscera. COMSOL Multiphysics software was used to simulate the biomechanical behavior of the liver against localized pressure...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226774/modeling-non-clinical-and-clinical-drug-tests-in-gaucher-disease
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Clyde F Phelix, Allen K Bourdon, Greg Villareal, Richard G LeBaron, Clyde F Phelix, Allen K Bourdon, Greg Villareal, Richard G LeBaron, Richard G LeBaron, Clyde F Phelix, Allen K Bourdon, Greg Villareal
There is need for modeling biological systems to accelerate drug pipelines for treating metabolic diseases. The eliglustat treatment for Gaucher disease is approved by the FDA with a companion genomic test. The Transcriptome-To-Metabolome™ biosimulation technology was used to model, in silico, a standard non-clinical eliglustat test with an in vitro canine kidney cell system over-expressing a human gene; and a clinical test using human fibroblasts from control and Gaucher disease subjects. Protein homology modeling and docking studies were included to gather affinity parameters for the kinetic metabolic model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226405/comparative-effectiveness-of-long-acting-beta2-agonist-combined-with-a-long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-or-inhaled-corticosteroid-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Jennifer C Samp, Min J Joo, Glen T Schumock, Gregory S Calip, A Simon Pickard, Todd A Lee
INTRODUCTION: Several dual bronchodilator fixed dose inhaler medications were recently approved for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These products combine a long-acting beta2 -agonist (LABA) and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). In clinical trials, the separate mechanisms of the bronchodilators resulted in improved lung function. COPD treatment guidelines currently recommend combination LABA/LAMA as alternative therapy to combination LABA/ inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226376/hyaluronic-acid-fillers-in-soft-tissue-regeneration
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Arianna Fallacara, Stefano Manfredini, Elisa Durini, Silvia Vertuani
Over the last years, hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable dermal fillers (DFs) have become the most popular agents for soft tissue contouring and volumizing. HA fillers are characterized by most of the properties that an ideal DF should have, due to HA unique chemical-physical properties, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and versatility. Therefore, HA DFs have revolutionized the filler market with a high number of products, which differ in terms of HA source, cross-linkage (agent and degree), HA concentration, hardness, cohesivity, consistency, inclusion or lack of anesthetic, indication, and longevity of correction...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226375/trends-in-nasal-subunit-reconstruction-by-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgeons
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Yuna C Larrabee, David J Phillips, Anthony P Sclafani
To determine if facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons still adhere to the classic nasal subunit principle as described by Burget and Menick. Observational survey. A Weill Cornell Medicine institutional review board approved electronic survey that was sent via e-mail to active members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The survey consisted of 32 multiple-choice questions pertaining to the operative management of small (22-30%), medium (50-58%), and large (75-81%) defects of each subunit of the nose, as well as demographic, provider, and practice characteristics...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226336/educational-outreach-to-opioid-prescribers-the-case-for-academic-detailing
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Margot Trotter Davis, Brian Bateman, Jerry Avorn
Nonmedical use of opioid medications constitutes a serious health threat as the rates of addiction, overdoses, and deaths have risen in recent years. Increasingly, inappropriate and excessively liberal prescribing of opioids by physicians is understood to be a central part of the crisis. Public health officials, hospital systems, and legislators are developing programs and regulations to address the problem in sustained and systematic ways that both insures effective treatment of pain and appropriate limits on the availability of opioids...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226335/repeated-quantitative-urine-toxicology-analysis-may-improve-chronic-pain-patient-compliance-with-opioid-therapy
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Omar M Khan, Afsaneh Beiranvand, Kenneth D Candido
BACKGROUND: Even though serious efforts have been undertaken by different medical societies to reduce opioid use for treating chronic benign pain, many Americans continue to seek pain relief through opioid consumption. Assuring compliance of these patients may be a difficult aspect of proper management even with regular behavioral monitoring. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to accurately assess the compliance of chronic opioid-consuming patients in an outpatient setting and evaluate if utilizing repeated urine drug testing (UDT) could improve compliance...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226319/oral-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-potential-causes-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Delara Babaie, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Makoto Nishino, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Motohiro Ebisawa
Food allergy is a common health problem worldwide, with increasing prevalence during recent decades. The only approved treatments for food allergy are food avoidance and administration of emergency medications in case of accidental exposure, which negatively affects patients' quality of life, so new treatments are highly desirable. Different food immunotherapy modalities have recently been used, with variable success rates in the induction of desensitization and tolerance, and different numbers and types of adverse reactions...
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226049/predictors-for-the-functional-incapacity-of-the-elderly-in-primary-health-care
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Lívia Carvalho Pereira, Maria do Livramento Fortes Figueiredo, Cinara Maria Feitosa Beleza, Elaine Maria Leite Rangel Andrade, Maria Josefina da Silva, Antonio Francisco Machado Pereira
Objectives: to assess the predictors for the functional incapacity of the elderly in primary health care. Method: cross-sectional study, of which 388 older people participated, conducted in three Primary health care Units, using the Katz index and Lawton's scale. The research project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee. Results: regarding the degree of dependency for Basic Activities, 90.2% were less independent for dressing themselves; and for Instrumental Activities, 77...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225996/effect-of-diacerein-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-inadequate-glycemic-control
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Miriam Méndez-Del Villar, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Rafael O Preciado-Márquez, Manuel González-Ortiz
Objective: To evaluate the effect of diacerein as an add-on to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and inadequate glycemic control. Materials and methods: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out on 12 patients with T2DM and inadequate glycemic control [glycated hemoglobin A1c (A1C) ≥ 7%] with metformin as monotherapy (≥ 1500 mg per day) for at least the previous 90 days. Fasting and postprandial glucose were measured before and after the pharmacological intervention...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225871/factors-related-to-non-adherence-to-mammography-in-a-city-of-the-brazilian-amazonian-area-a-population-based-study
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Camila Iasmim de Andrade Souza, Daniela Souza Araújo, Daniele Aparecida de Freitas Teles, Stéphanie Gomes Lins de Carvalho, Kyldery Wendell Moura Cavalcante, Wendell Lima Rabelo, Cibelli Navarro Rodrigues Alves, Allex Jardim da Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of mammography use and factors related to non-adherence in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima, Brazil. METHOD: A cross sectional study, quantitative analysis, based on household survey was performed between June and August 2013, using a face-to-face interview with a pre-tested form. Target population was women between 40 and 69 years. The sample size target was 240 participants, and the sampling method was random cluster sampling. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Federal University of Roraima...
January 1, 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225854/analysis-of-risk-prediction-capability-and-validity-of-morse-fall-scale-brazilian-version
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Janete de Souza Urbanetto, Thiana Sebben Pasa, Hélio Radke Bittencout, Flavia Franz, Vitor Pena Prazido Rosa, Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago
Objective: To analyse the power to predict risk and verify the validity of the Morse Fall Scale - Brazilian version (MFS-B). Method: This is a methodological, longitudinal study with 1487 adult patients of two university hospitals of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil conducted from November 2013 to March 2014. The MFS-B was used to assess the risk of falls. Statistical analysis comprised multivariate methods (discriminant function analysis and ROC curve). The research was approved by the ethics committees of the institutions...
February 16, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
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