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T Dias, S Abeykoon, S Kumarasiri, C Gunawardena, G Pragasan, T Padeniya, A Pathmeswaran
OBJECTIVES: To construct symphysis-pubis fundal height (SFH) charts to estimate fetal size in pregnant women with a normal body mass index (BMI) and to describe the variation of SFH measurements according to BMI. METHODS: cross sectional study was carried out at Ampara and Gampaha Districts in Sri Lanka. Women with normal nutritional and health status, normal BMI and minimal environmental constraints on fetal growth, with ultra sound confirmation of dates by fetal crown-rump length measurements between 11 weeks and 13 weeks + six days,had their SFH measured, using non-elastic tape and standard techniques, between 24 and 41 weeks gestation...
2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
Kevin E Houston, A M Barrett
PURPOSE: Patching for double vision is a common palliative treatment for head-trauma patients with acquired strabismus when prisms are not feasible. METHODS: We review literature on spatial neglect and discuss possible effects of monocular occlusion on spatial attention. RESULTS: Patching the left eye has been shown to worsen spatial judgments in some brain-injured patients with left neglect by inhibiting the right superior colliculus further impairing contralateral leftward orienting (the Sprague Effect)...
August 30, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Jesper Augustsson
INTRODUCTION: Dynamic clinical tests of hip strength applicable on patients, non-athletes and athletes alike, are lacking. The aim of this study was therefore to develop and evaluate the reliability of a dynamic muscle function test of hip external rotation strength, using a novel device. A second aim was to determine if gender differences exist in absolute and relative hip strength using the new test. METHODS: Fifty-three healthy sport science students (34 women and 19 men) were tested for hip external rotation strength using a device that consisted of a strap connected in series with an elastic resistance band loop, and a measuring tape connected in parallel with the elastic resistance band...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Qiang Liu, Ji Chen, Yingru Li, Gaoquan Shi
Strain sensors with large stretchability, broad sensing range, and high sensitivity are highly desirable because of their potential applications in electronic skins and health monitoring systems. In this paper, we report a high-performance strain sensor with a fish-scale-like graphene-sensing layer. This strain sensor can be fabricated via stretching/releasing the composite films of reduced graphene oxide and elastic tape, making the process simple, cheap, energy-saving, and scalable. It can be used to detect both stretching and bending deformations with a wide sensing range (up to 82% strain), high sensitivity (a gauge factor of 16...
August 23, 2016: ACS Nano
Tae-Gyu Kim, Eun-Kuk Kim, Jong-Chul Park
Elite golf athletes suffer from various musculoskeletal injuries due to repeated golf swings. Repetitive varus moment during golf swing has been suggested as a possible cause of injuries to the lead knee. The aim of this study was to objectively and quantitatively evaluate the immediate effects of sports taping on the lead knee of elite golfers to restrict varus moment. Thirty-one elite golfers were assigned to the low (LHG, n = 15) or high handicapped group (HHG, n = 16). By using 3-dimensional motion analysis, the lead knee position on the frontal plane with and without rigid taping (RT), elastic taping (ET), and placebo taping (PT) was identified in four separate phases by the five events of golf swing: the peak of the back swing (E1), parallel to the ground during downswing (E2), ball impact (E3), parallel to the ground during follow-through (E4), and finish (E5)...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Tiago Cavalcanti Iwanaga, José Lamartine de Andrade Aguiar, Euclides Dias Martins-Filho, Flávio Kreimer, Fernando Luiz Silva-Filho, Amanda Vasconcelos de Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: The use of measures in colonic anastomoses to prevent dehiscences is of great medical interest. Sugarcane molasses, which has adequate tolerability and compatibility in vivo, has not yet been tested for this purpose. AIM: To analyze the biomechanical parameters of colonic suture in rats undergoing colectomy, using sugarcane molasses polysaccharide as tape or gel. METHODS: 45 Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus albinus) were randomized into three groups of 15 animals: irrigation of enteric sutures with 0...
April 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Caio A A Lins, Daniel T Borges, Liane B Macedo, Karinna S A Costa, Jamilson S Brasileiro
BACKGROUND: Kinesio Taping (KT) is an elastic bandage that aims to improve neuromuscular performance, although there is no consensus as to its benefits. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the immediate and delayed effects of KT on the neuromuscular performance of the femoral quadriceps, on balance, and lower limb function in healthy subjects. METHOD: This is a randomized controlled trial. Thirty-six women with a mean age of 22.2±3.6 years and BMI of 22...
March 22, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
S Hoshian, V Jokinen, S Franssila
We introduce a new type of hybrid material: a nanostructured elastomer covered by a hard photoactive metal-oxide thin film resembling the exoskeleton of insects. It has extreme water repellency and fast self-recovery after damage. A new fabrication method for replicating high aspect ratio, hierarchical re-entrant aluminum structures into polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is presented. The method is based on a protective titania layer deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) on the aluminum template. The ALD titania transfers to the elastomeric scaffold via sacrificial release etching...
August 21, 2016: Soft Matter
Stefanie Farrell, David DiGuiseppi, Nicolas Alvarez, Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
Hydrogels formed by polypeptides could be much-favored tools for drug delivery because their main ingredients are generally biodegradable. However, the gelation of peptides in aqueous solution generally requires a minimal length of the peptide as well as distinct sequences of hydrophilic and hydrophobic residues. The aggregation of short peptides like tripeptides, which are relatively cheap and offer a high degree of biodegradability, are generally thought to require a high hydrophobicity of their residues...
July 13, 2016: Soft Matter
Mario Rodrigues, Rui Costa, Dalila Romão, Maria Dias, Sara Valério, Luis Espejo-Antunes, Fernando Ribeiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Mitsuo Otsuka, Taisuke Ito, Toyoyuki Honjo, Tadao Isaka
The arm-swing motion is important for coordinated lower limb movement during a fast sprint and is composed of three-dimensional scapulothoracic and glenohumeral joint motion. Here, we aimed to clarify the role of the scapula during the initiation of a sprint running when sprinter run with high horizontal acceleration. Ten sports-active students participated in four 5-m dashes, with scapular constraint using non-elastic therapy tape (constraint condition) and without scapular constraint (free condition). The sprinting kinematics was assessed by a 16-camera motion capture system...
2016: SpringerPlus
Ji Young Kim, Seong Yeol Kim
[Purpose] Many assumptions have been made about taping and several studies have considered tape application methods; however, the true effect of taping on muscle strength remains unclear. Most previous studies compared application techniques using Kinesio tape (KT), but studies that compared muscle strength using non-elastic tape (NT) are limited. Moreover, no studies have applied KT and NT in the same way to assess grip strength in normal subjects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate effect of application of two tapes with different elastic properties on maximal grip strength in healthy adults...
May 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Sarah Peitzmeier, Ivy Gardner, Jamie Weinand, Alexandra Corbet, Kimberlynn Acevedo
Chest binding involves the compression of chest tissue for masculine gender expression among people assigned a female sex at birth, particularly transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. There are no peer-reviewed studies that directly assess the health impacts of chest binding, yet transgender community resources commonly discuss symptoms such as pain and scarring. A cross-sectional 32-item survey was administered online to an anonymous, non-random sample of adults who were assigned a female sex at birth and had had experience of binding (n = 1800)...
June 14, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
Chuanpis Boonkerd, Weerawat Limroongreungrat
[Purpose] Elastic therapeutic tape has been widely used for rehabilitation and treatment of sports injuries. Tapes with different elastic properties serve different treatment purposes with inappropriate tension reducing tape effectiveness. Many tapes are available in the market, but studies on tape properties are limited. The aim of this study was to examine the material properties of elastic therapeutic tape. [Subjects and Methods] Brands of elastic therapeutic tape included KinesioTex(®), ATex, Mueller, 3M, and ThaiTape...
April 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Andrea Imperatori, Annamaria Grande, Massimo Castiglioni, Laura Gasperini, Agnese Faini, Sebastiano Spampatti, Elisa Nardecchia, Lorena Terzaghi, Lorenzo Dominioni, Nicola Rotolo
OBJECTIVES: Kinesiology taping (KT) is a rehabilitative technique performed by the cutaneous application of a special elastic tape. We tested the safety and efficacy of KT in reducing postoperative chest pain after lung lobectomy. METHODS: One-hundred and seventeen consecutive patients, both genders, age 18-85, undergoing lobectomy for lung cancer between January 2013 and July 2015 were initially considered. Lobectomies were performed by the same surgical team, with thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) access...
August 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Caitlin A Kozel, Matthew E Kinney, Christopher S Hanley, Luis R Padilla
Three hand-reared, 50-53 day-old, red-legged seriema (Cariama cristata) chicks were evaluated for acute lameness and reluctance to ambulate. Two of the 3 chicks presented with angular limb deformities of the proximal tarsometatarsi and external rotation of the legs. Radiographs demonstrated decreased opacity of the long bone of the legs, with poorly delineated cortices and deviation of the proximal tarsometarsi. Serum concentrations of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol revealed all 3 chicks were deficient in vitamin D(3) at presentation...
March 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
Şeyhmus Kaplan, Mahmut Alpayci, Erbil Karaman, Orkun Çetin, Yasemin Özkan, Server İlter, Volkan Şah, Hanım Güler Şahin
BACKGROUND Pregnancy-related low back pain is a common condition during pregnancy. Kinesio tape is a drug-free elastic therapeutic tape used for treating various musculoskeletal problems. The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of lumbar Kinesio taping on pain intensity and disability in women with pregnancy-related low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 65 patients with pregnancy-related low back pain were randomly allocated into either Kinesio taping (n=33) or control (n=32) groups...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Thomas Puppe, Alexander Sell, Russell Kliese, Nazanin Hoghooghi, Armin Zach, Wilhelm Kaenders
We characterize an Er:fiber laser frequency comb that is passively carrier envelope phase-stabilized via difference frequency generation at a wavelength of 1550 nm. A generic method to measure the comb linewidth at different wavelengths is demonstrated. By transferring the properties of a comb line to a cw external cavity diode laser, the phase noise is subsequently measured by tracking the delayed self-heterodyne beat note. This relatively simple characterization method is suitable for a broad range of optical frequencies...
April 15, 2016: Optics Letters
KyungDuk Kim, HyeonSeung Yu, Joonyoung Koh, Jung H Shin, Wonhee Lee, YongKeun Park
We present a simple but effective method to measure the pressure inside a deformable microchannel using laser scattering in a translucent Scotch tape. Our idea exploits the fact that the speckle pattern generated by a turbid layer is sensitive to the changes in the optical wavefront of an impinging beam. A change in the internal pressure of a channel deforms the elastic channel, which can be detected by measuring the speckle patterns of a coherent laser beam that has passed through the channel and the Scotch tape...
April 15, 2016: Optics Letters
Takayuki Nose, Tsuyoshi Onoe, Yuki Otani, Masahiko Oguchi, Takashi Yamashita
PURPOSE: Previous studies on reproducibility in gynecologic high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy (HDRIB) have reported caudal needle displacements as high as 14-27.9 mm. The needle-template units in these studies were, however, sutured to the perineum, which gradually moved away from the target due to edema. To overcome the caudal force from the edema, we have been using fully stretched elastic tapes that exert cranial force on the template. To evaluate the effectiveness of our technique, caudal needle displacements relative to the target were investigated using CT coordinates...
May 2016: Brachytherapy
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