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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227876/a-dynamic-data-source-selection-system-for-smartwatch-platform
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Ebrahim Nemati, Konstantinos Sideris, Haik Kalantarian, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Ebrahim Nemati, Konstantinos Sideris, Haik Kalantarian, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Haik Kalantarian, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Konstantinos Sideris, Ebrahim Nemati
A novel data source selection algorithm is proposed for ambulatory activity tracking of elderly people. The algorithm introduces the concept of dynamic switching between the data collection modules (a smartwatch and a smartphone) to improve accuracy and battery life using contextual information. We show that by making offloading decisions as a function of activity, the proposed algorithm improves power consumption and accuracy of the previous work by 7 hours and 5% respectively compared to the baseline.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227477/predictive-models-for-diffuse-low-grade-glioma-patients-under-chemotherapy
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Meriem Ben Abdallah, Marie Blonski, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Yann Gaudeau, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Meriem Ben Abdallah, Marie Blonski, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Yann Gaudeau, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Marie Blonski, Yann Gaudeau, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Meriem Ben Abdallah
Diffuse low-grade gliomas are rare primitive cerebral tumours of adults. These tumors progress continuously over time and then turn to a higher grade of malignancy associated with neurological disability, leading ultimately to death. Tumour size is one of the most important prognostic factors. Thus, it is of great importance to be able to assess the volume of the tumor during the patients' monitoring. MRI is nowadays the recommended modality to achieve this. Furthermore, if surgery remains the first option for diffuse low-grade gliomas, chemotherapy is increasingly used (before or after a possible surgery)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226966/measuring-the-quality-of-exercises
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Paritosh Parmar, Brendan Tran Morris, Paritosh Parmar, Brendan Tran Morris, Paritosh Parmar, Brendan Tran Morris
This work explores the problem of exercise quality measurement since it is essential for effective management of diseases like cerebral palsy (CP). This work examines the assessment of quality of large amplitude movement (LAM) exercises designed to treat CP in an automated fashion. Exercise data was collected by trained participants to generate ideal examples to use as a positive samples for machine learning. Following that, subjects were asked to deliberately make subtle errors during the exercise, such as restricting movements, as is commonly seen in cases of patients suffering from CP...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225447/environmental-market-factors-associated-with-electronic-health-record-adoption-among-cancer-hospitals
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Will L Tarver, Nir Menachemi
BACKGROUND: Although recent literature has explored the relationship between various environmental market characteristics and the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) among general, acute care hospitals, no such research currently exists for specialty hospitals, including those providing cancer care. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between market characteristics and the adoption of EHRs among Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited hospitals...
February 22, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223913/neuromorphic-implementation-of-attractor-dynamics-in-a-two-variable-winner-take-all-circuit-with-nmdars-a-simulation-study
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Hongzhi You, Da-Hui Wang
Neural networks configured with winner-take-all (WTA) competition and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-mediated synaptic dynamics are endowed with various dynamic characteristics of attractors underlying many cognitive functions. This paper presents a novel method for neuromorphic implementation of a two-variable WTA circuit with NMDARs aimed at implementing decision-making, working memory and hysteresis in visual perceptions. The method proposed is a dynamical system approach of circuit synthesis based on a biophysically plausible WTA model...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221731/identifying-a-conceptual-shift-in-child-and-adolescent-reported-treatment-decision-making-having-a-say-as-i-need-at-this-time
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Katherine Patterson Kelly, Catriona Mowbray, Kimberly Pyke-Grimm, Pamela S Hinds
BACKGROUND: Professional organizations and governments recommend child and adolescent involvement in cancer treatment decision making (TDM) despite minimal evidence that children prefer involvement, how best to include them, and the result of doing so. PROCEDURE: Using descriptive qualitative research methods, we interviewed 20 children ages 9-17 years about their TDM preferences and experiences. We shifted our conceptualizations as findings emerged about how children with cancer viewed their decisional experiences...
April 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217773/finding-food-how-marine-invertebrates-use-chemical-cues-to-track-and-select-food
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REVIEW
Michiya Kamio, Charles D Derby
Benthic marine invertebrates sense molecules from other organisms and use these molecules to find and evaluate the organisms as sources of food. These processes depend on the detection and discrimination of molecules carried in sea water around and in the mouths of these animals. To understand these processes, researchers have studied how molecules released from food distribute in the sea water as a plume, how animals respond to the plume, the molecular identity of the attractants in the plume, the effect of turbulence on food-searching success, and how animals evaluate the quality of food and make decisions to eat or not...
February 20, 2017: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213446/acetylcholine-release-in-prefrontal-cortex-promotes-gamma-oscillations-and-theta-gamma-coupling-during-cue-detection
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W M Howe, H J Gritton, N Lusk, Erik A Roberts, Vaughn L Hetrick, Joshua D Berke, Martin Sarter
The capacity for using external cues to guide behavior ("cue detection") constitutes an essential aspect of attention and goal-directed behavior. The cortical cholinergic input system, via phasic increases in prefrontal acetylcholine release, plays an essential role in attention by mediating such cue detection. However, the relationship between cholinergic signaling during cue detection and neural activity dynamics in prefrontal networks remains unclear. Here we combined sub-second measures of cholinergic signaling, neurophysiological recordings, and cholinergic receptor blockade to delineate the cholinergic contributions to prefrontal oscillations during cue detection in rats...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213395/the-politics-of-evidence-use-in-health-policy-making-in-germany-the-case-of-regulating-hospital-minimum-volumes
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Stefanie Ettelt
This article examines the role of scientific evidence in informing health policy decisions in Germany, using minimum volumes policy as a case study. It argues that scientific evidence was used strategically at various stages of the policy process both by individual corporatist actors and by the Federal Joint Committee as the regulator. Minimum volumes regulation was inspired by scientific evidence suggesting a positive relationship between service volume and patient outcomes for complex surgical interventions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212976/functional-lumen-imaging-probe-for-the-management-of-esophageal-disorders-expert-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of-the-aga-institute
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Ikuo Hirano, John E Pandolfino, Guy E Boeckxstaens
The functional luminal imaging probe is a Food and Drug Administration-approved measurement tool used to measure simultaneous pressure and diameter to guide management of various upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, this tool is also approved to guide therapy during bariatric procedures and specialized esophageal surgery. Although it has been commercially available since 2009 as the endolumenal functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP), the functional luminal imaging probe has had limited penetrance into clinical settings outside of specialized centers...
March 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212440/emergent-inequality-and-self-organized-social-classes-in-a-network-of-power-and-frustration
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Benoit Mahault, Avadh Saxena, Cristiano Nisoli
We propose a simple agent-based model on a network to conceptualize the allocation of limited wealth among more abundant expectations at the interplay of power, frustration, and initiative. Concepts imported from the statistical physics of frustrated systems in and out of equilibrium allow us to compare subjective measures of frustration and satisfaction to collective measures of fairness in wealth distribution, such as the Lorenz curve and the Gini index. We find that a completely libertarian, law-of-the-jungle setting, where every agent can acquire wealth from or lose wealth to anybody else invariably leads to a complete polarization of the distribution of wealth vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211483/colonisation-in-social-species-the-importance-of-breeding-experience-for-dispersal-in-overcoming-information-barriers
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A Payo-Payo, M Genovart, A Sanz-Aguilar, J L Greño, M García-Tarrasón, A Bertolero, J Piccardo, D Oro
Studying colonisation is crucial to understand metapopulations, evolutionary ecology and species resilience to global change. Unfortunately, few empirical data are available because field monitoring that includes empty patches at large spatiotemporal scales is required. We examine the colonisation dynamics of a long-lived seabird over 34 years in the western Mediterranean by comparing population and individual data from both source colony and the newly-formed colonies. Since social information is not available, we hypothesize that colonisation should follow particular dispersal dynamics and personal information must be crucial in decision making...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211002/factors-that-influence-effective-perioperative-temperature-management-by-anesthesiologists-a-qualitative-study-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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Sylvain Boet, Andrea M Patey, Justine S Baron, Karim Mohamed, Ashlee-Ann E Pigford, Gregory L Bryson, Jamie C Brehaut, Jeremy M Grimshaw
PURPOSE: Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) is associated with a range of adverse outcomes. Safe and effective warming techniques exist to prevent IPH; however, IPH remains common. This study aimed to identify factors that anesthesiologists perceive may influence temperature management during the perioperative period. METHODS: After Research Ethics Board approval, semi-structured interviews were conducted with staff anesthesiologists at a Canadian academic hospital...
February 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203490/pulsatile-tinnitus-differential-diagnosis-and-radiological-work-up
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REVIEW
Sjoert A H Pegge, Stefan C A Steens, Henricus P M Kunst, Frederick J A Meijer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Identification of the underlying cause of pulsatile tinnitus is important for treatment decision making and for prognosis estimation. For this, an adequate diagnostic imaging strategy is crucial. RECENT FINDINGS: Both CT and MRI can be useful, and in general, these modalities provide complementary diagnostic information. The scanning protocol can be optimized based on the estimated a priori chance for finding specific pathology, or the need to rule out more rare but clinical significant disease...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198208/the-mother-s-perspective
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Cassie Rushing, Misti Sparks
A qualitative study was conducted to examine the decision-making factors of entering a stay-at-home father and working mother relationship based on the mother's perspective. A total of 20 married, heterosexual, working mothers with biological children aged 1 to 4 years were asked questions regarding how they decided to enter a stay-at-home father and working mother relationship as well as contributing factors to this decision. The findings presented in this article were part of a larger study that examined mothers' overall perspectives of the working mother stay-at-home father dynamics...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194413/patient-centered-robot-aided-passive-neurorehabilitation-exercise-based-on-safety-motion-decision-making-mechanism
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Lizheng Pan, Aiguo Song, Suolin Duan, Zhuqing Yu
Safety is one of the crucial issues for robot-aided neurorehabilitation exercise. When it comes to the passive rehabilitation training for stroke patients, the existing control strategies are usually just based on position control to carry out the training, and the patient is out of the controller. However, to some extent, the patient should be taken as a "cooperator" of the training activity, and the movement speed and range of the training movement should be dynamically regulated according to the internal or external state of the subject, just as what the therapist does in clinical therapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192825/dynamic-alignment-analysis-in-the-osteoarthritic-knee-using-computer-navigation
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Ricardo Larrainzar-Garijo, David Murillo-Vizuete, Raul Garcia-Bogalo, David Escobar-Anton, Lissette Horna-Castiñeiras, Juan Vicente Peralta-Molero
The lower limb alignment is influenced by the geometry of the joint surfaces and surrounding soft tissue tension. The mechanical behavior changes in a normal, osteoarthritic, and postoperative knee. The purpose of this study is to determine the dynamic coronal femoral tibial mechanical angle (FTMA) in osteoarthritic knees using computer navigation. The authors hypothesize that there are different varus-valgus patterns between flexion and extension in the osteoarthritic knee. We conducted a transversal observational study and included patients with osteoarthritis who underwent primary navigation TKA (Orthopilot version 4...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188604/-contextualizing-context-reconciling-environmental-exposures-social-networks-and-location-preferences-in-health-research
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REVIEW
Yan Kestens, Rania Wasfi, Alexandre Naud, Basile Chaix
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this paper is to review the recent advances in health and place research and discuss concepts useful to explore how context affects health. More specifically, it reviews measures and tools used to account for place; concepts relating to daily mobility and multiple exposure to places, and further points to the intertwining between social and spatial networks to help further our understanding of how context translates into health profiles. RECENT FINDINGS: Significant advances in environmental or neighborhood effects have been made in the last decades...
February 10, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185864/analysis-of-a-vector-bias-effect-in-the-spread-of-malaria-between-two-different-incidence-areas
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Sungchan Kim, M A Masud, Giphil Cho, Il Hyo Jung
In 2005, Lacroix et al. demonstrated that infected humans are more attractive to mosquitoes, a phenomenon known as the vector-bias effect. The aim of this study was to determine how a vector-bias effect affects the changes in the dynamics of malaria transmission, and the changes in control strategies and cost-effectiveness for optimal control considering the regional characteristics or force of infections for different transmission rates. We used a vector-bias mathematical model and considered two different incidence areas: a high transmission area and a low transmission area...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181568/predictive-modeling-of-physician-patient-dynamics-that-influence-sleep-medication-prescriptions-and-clinical-decision-making
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Andrew L Beam, Uri Kartoun, Jennifer K Pai, Arnaub K Chatterjee, Timothy P Fitzgerald, Stanley Y Shaw, Isaac S Kohane
Insomnia remains under-diagnosed and poorly treated despite its high economic and social costs. Though previous work has examined how patient characteristics affect sleep medication prescriptions, the role of physician characteristics that influence this clinical decision remains unclear. We sought to understand patient and physician factors that influence sleep medication prescribing patterns by analyzing Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) including the narrative clinical notes as well as codified data. Zolpidem and trazodone were the most widely prescribed initial sleep medication in a cohort of 1,105 patients...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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