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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722128/solar-insolation-in-springtime-influences-age-of-onset-of-bipolar-i-disorder
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M Bauer, T Glenn, M Alda, M A Aleksandrovich, O A Andreassen, E Angelopoulos, R Ardau, Y Ayhan, C Baethge, S R Bharathram, R Bauer, B T Baune, C Becerra-Palars, F Bellivier, R H Belmaker, M Berk, Y Bersudsky, Ş Bicakci, H Birabwa-Oketcho, T D Bjella, L Bossini, J Cabrera, E Y W Cheung, M Del Zompo, S Dodd, M Donix, B Etain, A Fagiolini, K N Fountoulakis, M A Frye, A Gonzalez-Pinto, J F Gottlieb, P Grof, H Harima, C Henry, E T Isometsä, S Janno, F Kapczinski, M Kardell, S Khaldi, S Kliwicki, B König, T L Kot, R Krogh, M Kunz, B Lafer, M Landén, E R Larsen, U Lewitzka, R W Licht, C Lopez-Jaramillo, G MacQueen, M Manchia, W Marsh, M Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, I Melle, F Meza-Urzúa, M Yee Ming, S Monteith, G Morken, E Mosca, R Munoz, S V Mythri, F Nacef, R K Nadella, F G Nery, R E Nielsen, C O'Donovan, A Omrani, Y Osher, H Østermark Sørensen, U Ouali, Y Pica Ruiz, M Pilhatsch, M Pinna, F D R da Ponte, D Quiroz, R Ramesar, N Rasgon, M S Reddy, A Reif, P Ritter, J K Rybakowski, K Sagduyu, Â M Scippa, E Severus, C Simhandl, D J Stein, S Strejilevich, M Subramaniam, A H Sulaiman, K Suominen, H Tagata, Y Tatebayashi, L Tondo, C Torrent, A E Vaaler, J Veeh, E Vieta, B Viswanath, M Yoldi-Negrete, M Zetin, Y Zgueb, P C Whybrow
OBJECTIVE: To confirm prior findings that the larger the maximum monthly increase in solar insolation in springtime, the younger the age of onset of bipolar disorder. METHOD: Data were collected from 5536 patients at 50 sites in 32 countries on six continents. Onset occurred at 456 locations in 57 countries. Variables included solar insolation, birth-cohort, family history, polarity of first episode and country physician density. RESULTS: There was a significant, inverse association between the maximum monthly increase in solar insolation at the onset location, and the age of onset...
July 19, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708897/climate-drivers-of-the-amazon-forest-greening
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Fabien Hubert Wagner, Bruno Hérault, Vivien Rossi, Thomas Hilker, Eduardo Eiji Maeda, Alber Sanchez, Alexei I Lyapustin, Lênio Soares Galvão, Yujie Wang, Luiz E O C Aragão
Our limited understanding of the climate controls on tropical forest seasonality is one of the biggest sources of uncertainty in modeling climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. Combining leaf production, litterfall and climate observations from satellite and ground data in the Amazon forest, we show that seasonal variation in leaf production is largely triggered by climate signals, specifically, insolation increase (70.4% of the total area) and precipitation increase (29.6%). Increase of insolation drives leaf growth in the absence of water limitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708747/footwear-and-insole-design-features-to-prevent-foot-ulceration-in-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Richard Collings, Jennifer Freeman, Jos M Latour, Sam Glasser, Joanne Paton
The aim of this systematic review is to identify the key design features of footwear and insoles that are used to offload the plantar surface of the foot to prevent foot ulceration in adults with diabetes.More specifically, the objectives are to identify the key design features of footwear and insoles to offload the plantar surface of the foot with regard to.
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706727/pd_manager-an-mhealth-platform-for-parkinson-s-disease-patient-management
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Kostas M Tsiouris, Dimitrios Gatsios, George Rigas, Dragana Miljkovic, Barbara Koroušić Seljak, Marko Bohanec, Maria T Arredondo, Angelo Antonini, Spyros Konitsiotis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
PD_Manager is a mobile health platform designed to cover most of the aspects regarding the management of Parkinson's disease (PD) in a holistic approach. Patients are unobtrusively monitored using commercial wrist and insole sensors paired with a smartphone, to automatically estimate the severity of most of the PD motor symptoms. Besides motor symptoms monitoring, the patient's mobile application also provides various non-motor self-evaluation tests for assessing cognition, mood and nutrition to motivate them in becoming more active in managing their disease...
June 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689681/locomotion-pattern-and-foot-pressure-adjustments-during-gentle-turns-in-healthy-subjects
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Kathrin E Peyer, Charlotte A Brassey, Kayleigh A Rose, William I Sellers
People suffering from locomotor impairment find turning manoeuvres more challenging than straight-ahead walking. Turning manoeuvres are estimated to comprise a substantial proportion of steps taken daily, yet research has predominantly focused on straight-line walking, meaning that the basic kinetic, kinematic and foot pressure adaptations required for turning are not as well understood. We investigated how healthy subjects adapt their locomotion patterns to accommodate walking along a gently curved trajectory (radius 2...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687150/virtually-optimized-insoles-for-offloading-the-diabetic-foot-a-randomized-crossover-study
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S Telfer, J Woodburn, A Collier, P R Cavanagh
Integration of objective biomechanical measures of foot function into the design process for insoles has been shown to provide enhanced plantar tissue protection for individuals at-risk of plantar ulceration. The use of virtual simulations utilizing numerical modeling techniques offers a potential approach to further optimize these devices. In a patient population at-risk of foot ulceration, we aimed to compare the pressure offloading performance of insoles that were optimized via numerical simulation techniques against shape-based devices...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685758/greening-of-the-sahara-suppressed-enso-activity-during-the-mid-holocene
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Francesco S R Pausata, Qiong Zhang, Francesco Muschitiello, Zhengyao Lu, Léon Chafik, Eva M Niedermeyer, J Curt Stager, Kim M Cobb, Zhengyu Liu
The evolution of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) during the Holocene remains uncertain. In particular, a host of new paleoclimate records suggest that ENSO internal variability or other external forcings may have dwarfed the fairly modest ENSO response to precessional insolation changes simulated in climate models. Here, using fully coupled ocean-atmosphere model simulations, we show that accounting for a vegetated and less dusty Sahara during the mid-Holocene relative to preindustrial climate can reduce ENSO variability by 25%, more than twice the decrease obtained using orbital forcing alone...
July 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684391/the-effects-of-shoe-worn-insoles-on-gait-biomechanics-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kathryn E Shaw, Jesse M Charlton, Christina K L Perry, Courtney M de Vries, Matthew J Redekopp, Jordan A White, Michael A Hunt
OBJECTIVES: The effect of shoe-worn insoles on biomechanical variables in people with medial knee osteoarthritis has been studied extensively. The majority of research has focused specifically on the effect of lateral wedge insoles at the knee. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarise the known effects of different shoe-worn insoles on all biomechanical variables during level walking in this patient population to date. METHODS: Four electronic databases were searched to identify studies containing biomechanical data using shoe-worn insole devices in the knee osteoarthritis population...
July 6, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684213/a-generalisable-methodology-for-stability-assessment-of-walking-aid-users
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E Costamagna, S B Thies, L P J Kenney, D Howard, A Liu, D Ogden
To assist balance and mobility, older adults are often prescribed walking aids. Nevertheless, surprisingly their use has been associated with increased falls-risk. To address this finding we first need to characterise a person's stability while using a walking aid. Therefore, we present a generalisable method for the assessment of stability of walking frame (WF) users. Our method, for the first time, considers user and device as a combined system. We define the combined centre of pressure (CoPsystem) of user and WF to be the point through which the resultant ground reaction force for all feet of both the WF and user acts if theresultant moment acts only around an axisperpendicular tothe ground plane...
July 3, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681860/mis-11-duration-key-to-disappearance-of-the-greenland-ice-sheet
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Alexander Robinson, Jorge Alvarez-Solas, Reinhard Calov, Andrey Ganopolski, Marisa Montoya
Palaeo data suggest that Greenland must have been largely ice free during Marine Isotope Stage 11 (MIS-11). However, regional summer insolation anomalies were modest during this time compared to MIS-5e, when the Greenland ice sheet likely lost less volume. Thus it remains unclear how such conditions led to an almost complete disappearance of the ice sheet. Here we use transient climate-ice sheet simulations to simultaneously constrain estimates of regional temperature anomalies and Greenland's contribution to the MIS-11 sea-level highstand...
July 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673973/glacial-interglacial-wetland-biomass-burning-and-geologic-methane-emissions-constrained-by-dual-stable-isotopic-ch4-ice-core-records
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Michael Bock, Jochen Schmitt, Jonas Beck, Barbara Seth, Jérôme Chappellaz, Hubertus Fischer
Atmospheric methane (CH4) records reconstructed from polar ice cores represent an integrated view on processes predominantly taking place in the terrestrial biogeosphere. Here, we present dual stable isotopic methane records [δ(13)CH4 and δD(CH4)] from four Antarctic ice cores, which provide improved constraints on past changes in natural methane sources. Our isotope data show that tropical wetlands and seasonally inundated floodplains are most likely the controlling sources of atmospheric methane variations for the current and two older interglacials and their preceding glacial maxima...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660074/treatment-of-hallux-valgus-deformity
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Lukas Fraissler, Christian Konrads, Maik Hoberg, Maximilian Rudert, Matthias Walcher
Hallux valgus deformity is a very common pathological condition which commonly produces painful disability. It is characterised as a combined deformity with a malpositioning of the first metatarsophalangeal joint caused by a lateral deviation of the great toe and a medial deviation of the first metatarsal bone.Taking the patient's history and a thorough physical examination are important steps. Anteroposterior and lateral weight-bearing radiographs of the entire foot are crucial for adequate assessment in the treatment of hallux valgus...
August 2016: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649018/rear-foot-kinematics-when-wearing-lateral-wedge-insoles-and-foot-alignment-influence-the-effect-of-knee-adduction-moment-for-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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Tomonori Sawada, Kenji Tanimoto, Kazuki Tokuda, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Yuta Ogata, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuhiro Kito, Koichi Shinkoda
Lateral wedge insoles (LWIs) are prescribed for patients with medial knee osteoarthritis to reduce the external knee adduction moment (KAM). However, the biomechanical effects of LWIs are limited in some patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the biomechanical effects of LWIs depend on individual foot alignment and to examine the relationship between change in KAM and changes in foot and ankle biomechanics when wearing LWIs. Twenty-one patients participated in this study. They were categorized into normal or abnormal foot groups based on the foot posture index (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644770/the-impact-of-photovoltaic-pv-installations-on-downwind-particulate-matter-concentrations-results-from-field-observations-at-a-550-mwac-utility-scale-pv-plant
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Dwarakanath Ravikumar, Parikhit Sinha
With utility-scale photovoltaic(PV) projects increasingly developed in dry and dust-prone geographies with high solar insolation, there is a critical need to analyze the impacts of PV installations on the resulting particulate-matter(PM) concentrations which have environmental and health impacts. This study is the first to quantify the impact of a utility-scale PV plant on PM concentrations downwind of the project site. Background, construction and post-construction PM2.5 and PM10 concentration data are collected from four beta attenuation monitor(BAM) stations over 3 years...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642694/ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-impact-of-somatosensory-orthoses-on-postural-control-a-pilot-study
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Emma G Dupuy, Pascale Leconte, Elodie Vlamynck, Audrey Sultan, Christophe Chesneau, Pierre Denise, Stéphane Besnard, Boris Bienvenu, Leslie M Decker
Elhers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the clinical manifestation of connective tissue disorders, and comprises several clinical forms with no specific symptoms and selective medical examinations which result in a delay in diagnosis of about 10 years. The EDS hypermobility type (hEDS) is characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, variable skin hyperextensibility and impaired proprioception. Since somatosensory processing and multisensory integration are crucial for both perception and action, we put forth the hypothesis that somatosensory deficits in hEDS patients may lead, among other clinical symptoms, to misperception of verticality and postural instability...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632050/effects-of-turf-and-cleat-footwear-on-plantar-load-distributions-in-adolescent-american-football-players-during-resisted-pushing
#16
Jeffrey B Taylor, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Janet R Griffin, Kevin R Ford
Metatarsal and midfoot injuries are common in American football. Footwear design may influence injury rates by altering plantar foot loading patterns in these regions. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cleat design on in-shoe plantar foot loading during a football-specific, resisted pushing task. Twenty competitive football players (age 14.7 ± 1.8 years, height 1.72 ± 0.10 m, and mass 71.8 ± 26.9 kg) completed three trials of pushing a weighted sled at maximal effort in a standard shoe (CLEAT) and artificial turf-specific shoe (TURF), with flexible in-shoe force measuring insoles...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627227/smarter-sole-survival
#17
Bijan Najafi, Eyal Ron, Ana Enriquez, Ivan Marin, Javad Razjouyan, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This study examined adherence to alert-based cues for plantar pressure offloading in patients with diabetic foot disease. METHOD AND DESIGN: Participants (n = 17) with in diabetic foot remission (history of neuropathic ulceration) were instructed to wear a smart insole system (the SurroSense Rx, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc, Calgary, Canada) over a three-month period. This device is designed to cue offloading to manage unprotected sustained plantar pressures in an effort to prevent foot ulceration...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614253/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-into-the-effect-of-lateral-wedge-arch-support-insoles-for-reducing-knee-joint-load-in-patients-with-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Fei Xing, Bin Lu, Ming-Jie Kuang, Ying Wang, Yun-Long Zhao, Jie Zhao, Lei Sun, Yan Wang, Jian-Xiong Ma, Xin-Long Ma
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of lateral wedge arch support insoles (LWAS) on reducing the knee joint load in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared with an appropriate control. METHODS: Databases including Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, Cochrane library, and Google Scholar were searched with no limits on study date or language, from the earliest available date to October 31, 2016. The included studies had to have the aim of reducing knee load and have an appropriate control...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599045/stress-fractures-etiology-epidemiology-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#19
Joseph J Knapik, Katy Reynolds, Kyle L Hoedebecke
Stress fractures are part of a continuum of changes in healthy bones in response to repeated mechanical deformation from physical activity. If the activity produces excessive repetitive stress, osteoclastic processes in the bone may proceed at a faster pace than osteoblastic processes, thus weakening the bone and augmenting susceptibility to stress fractures. Overall stress fracture incidence is about three cases per 1,000 in active duty Servicemembers, but it is much higher among Army basic trainees: 19 per 1,000 for men and 80 per 1,000 for women...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599012/influence-of-textured-insoles-on-dynamic-postural-balance-of-young-dancers
#20
Nili Steinberg, Oren Tirosh, Roger Adams, Janet Karin, Gordon Waddington
BACKGROUND: Postural balance (PB) is a significant factor in dance performance and injury prevention. We aimed to determine whether the use of textured insoles inserted into casual walking shoes of dancers improved their dynamic PB and whether dancers with previous injury manifested different dynamic PB compared with non-injured dancers. METHODS: In this crossover design study, 26 ballet dancers from the Australian Ballet School, aged 14-19 yrs, were divided into two groups matched by sex and class levels...
June 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
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