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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814042/portable-haptic-device-for-lower-limb-amputee-gait-feedback-assessing-static-and-dynamic-perceptibility
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M A B Husman, H F Maqbool, M I Awad, A A Dehghani-Sanij
Loss of joints and severed sensory pathway cause reduced mobility capabilities in lower limb amputees. Although prosthetic devices attempt to restore normal mobility functions, lack of awareness and control of limb placement increase the risk of falling and causing amputee to have high level of visual dependency. Haptic feedback can serve as a cue for gait events during ambulation thus providing sense of awareness of the limb position. This paper presents a wireless wearable skin stretch haptic device to be fitted around the thigh region...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810469/psychological-factors-and-self-rated-health-an-observative-study-on-cardiological-patients
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Claudia Chiavarino, Chiara Poggio, Franco Rusconi, Anna Angela Rachele Beretta, Stefano Aglieri
This study investigated the association of illness representations, awareness of bodily states and health complaints to self-rated health in N = 150 consecutive patients with heart disease (ischaemic disease, heart failure and heart valve disease) and explored differences between 'health optimist' and 'health pessimist' patients. After controlling for medical variables, health complaints accounted for 14.2 per cent of patients' self-rated health, and illness representations contributed for another 16...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808585/spinal-cord-injury-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Sami Ullah, Anas Jehad AlSaleh, Rubina' Ullah
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancies in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality. Although pregnancy after SCI is well elaborated in the literature, SCI occurring during pregnancy is rarely reported. Abrupt changes in the body physiology because of SCI and the resulting disability add a risk to maternal and fetal well-being. Not only is the burden of care increased but there is also a higher risk of developing pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, autonomic instability, intrauterine growth retardation and venous thromboembolism...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808363/incidence-characteristics-and-survival-trend-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-following-in-hospital-compared-to-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-northern-jordan
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Liqaa A Raffee, Shaher M Samrah, Hani Najih Al Yousef, Mahmoud Abu Abeeleh, Khaled Z Alawneh
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the cornerstone intervention to optimize the survival rates. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to determine and compare the incidence, characteristics, risk factors, and outcomes of CPR in a referral university hospital following in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCAs) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Northern Jordan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study of adults referred to King Abdulla University Hospital who received CPR between January 2014 and January 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805286/a-survey-on-monopolar-radiofrequency-treatment
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Dong Hye Suh, Eun Sun Hong, Hyun Joo Kim, Sang Jun Lee, Hei Sung Kim
This questionnaire-based study was aimed to measure the level of appreciation, awareness of the special tips, and practice patterns of monopolar radiofrequency among Korean dermatologists practicing a specific monopolar radiofrequency device (Thermage® Inc., Hayward, CA). A total of 82 surveys were analyzed to show that the majority of participants (78.8%) were highly satisfied with the outcomes of monopolar radiofrequency treatment. All respondents were aware of the Eye Tip 0.25 cm(2) , and the majority knew the difference between the Face tip (blue) and the Total tip (orange)...
August 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800625/variability-in-quantitative-analysis-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-inflammation-using-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Karel-Jan D F Lensen, Alper M van Sijl, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Conny J van der Laken, Martijn W Heymans, Emile F I Comans, Mike T Nurmohamed, Yvo M Smulders, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: 18F-FDG-PET(/CT) is increasingly used in studies aiming at quantifying atherosclerotic plaque inflammation. Considerable methodological variability exists. The effect of data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantitative uptake measures, such as standardized uptake value (SUV) and target-to-background ratio (TBR) has not been investigated extensively. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to explore the effect of several data acquisition and image analysis parameters on quantification of vascular wall 18F-FDG uptake measures, in order to increase awareness of potential variability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799494/contribution-of-large-animals-to-translational-research-on-prenatal-programming-of-obesity-and-associated-diseases
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Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
BACKGROUND: The awareness of factors causing obesity and associated disorders has grown up in the last years from genome to a more complicated concept (developmental programming) in which prenatal and early-postnatal conditions markedly modify the phenotype and homeostasis of the individuals and determine juvenile growth, life-time fitness/obesity and disease risks. Experimentation in human beings is impeded by ethical issues plus inherent high variability and confounding factors (genetics, lifestyle and socioeconomic heterogeneity) and preclinical studies in adequate translational animal models are therefore decisive...
August 11, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798674/adaptive-gaze-strategies-for-locomotion-with-constricted-visual-field
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Colas N Authié, Alain Berthoz, José-Alain Sahel, Avinoam B Safran
In retinitis pigmentosa (RP), loss of peripheral visual field accounts for most difficulties encountered in visuo-motor coordination during locomotion. The purpose of this study was to accurately assess the impact of peripheral visual field loss on gaze strategies during locomotion, and identify compensatory mechanisms. Nine RP subjects presenting a central visual field limited to 10-25° in diameter, and nine healthy subjects were asked to walk in one of three directions-straight ahead to a visual target, leftward and rightward through a door frame, with or without obstacle on the way...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798671/bodily-sensory-inputs-and-anomalous-bodily-experiences-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-evaluation-of-the-potential-effects-of-sound-feedback
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Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Helen Cohen, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Neuroscientific studies have shown that human's mental body representations are not fixed but are constantly updated through sensory feedback, including sound feedback. This suggests potential new therapeutic sensory approaches for patients experiencing body-perception disturbances (BPD). BPD can occur in association with chronic pain, for example in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). BPD often impacts on emotional, social, and motor functioning. Here we present the results from a proof-of-principle pilot study investigating the potential value of using sound feedback for altering BPD and its related emotional state and motor behavior in those with CRPS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796582/mortality-salience-reduces-tactile-attention-among-people-with-low-body-esteem
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Jonathan Beyrak-Lev, Zach Gerber, Tsachi Ein-Dor, Gilad Hirschberger
Death awareness leads to aversion from bodily processes such as breastfeeding and sex, especially among low body-esteem individuals. Using a Modality Bias Task we examined whether primes of death reduced attention to bodily sensations. We subliminally primed 72 undergraduates with either the word death or failed, and assessed their attention to tactile and visual stimuli as a function of their body esteem. Results indicated that death primes significantly reduced attention to tactile stimuli relative to visual stimuli in low body-esteem individuals...
August 10, 2017: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795995/toxic-myocarditis-caused-by-acetaminophen-in-a-multidrug-overdose
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Maxime Gosselin, Yann Dazé, Pascal Mireault, Marie Crahes
We report the case of an 18-year-old woman with personality disorders who was hospitalized a few hours after suicidal ingestion of acetaminophen, quetiapine, acetylsalicylic acid, and ethanol. Twelve hours after admission, severe liver damage was evident, but the patient was stable and awaiting hepatic transplantation. Electrolytes were successfully controlled. The condition of the liver stabilized. Cardiac biomarkers then deteriorated unexpectedly. Localized ST-segment elevations were noted on electrocardiogram, but angiography ruled out myocardial infarction...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793391/living-with-a-parastomal-bulge-patients-experiences-of-symptoms
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Marianne Krogsgaard, Thordis Thomsen, Anders Vinther, Ismail Gögenur, Gudrun Kaldan, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate experienced symptoms of parastomal bulging in relation to an ileostomy or colostomy. BACKGROUND: Parastomal bulging is a common complication of stoma formation that can affect patients' physical, psychological and social function. Symptom burdens reported by health professionals vary from asymptomatic to high symptom load, however patients' experiences of symptoms are lacking. DESIGN AND METHOD: A qualitative design with focus group interviews was chosen for data collection...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793373/reflection-on-the-cause-and-avoidance-of-recurrent-venous-leg-ulcers-an-interpretive-descriptive-approach
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Ann Stewart, Helen Edwards, Kathleen Finlayson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into the experience of recurrent venous leg ulcers from the individual's perspective and provide knowledge on potential risks of recurrence not previously investigated. BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers are a consequence of chronic venous disease and frequently recur. They are costly and can impact on physical and psychological health. Despite research suggesting the risk can be reduced through compression and lifestyle changes, recurrence rates are often high...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782438/use-of-moisturizers-among-danish-atopic-dermatitis-patients-which-perceived-product-characteristics-associate-with-long-term-adherence
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Kristina Melbardis Jorgensen, Gregor B E Jemec
PURPOSE: To identify factors perceived as most important regarding choice and continued use of moisturizers for adult patients with AD. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Online survey among members of the Atopic dermatitis society Denmark. RESULTS: Among 75 participants, the most commonly tried (89,3%) and preferred (16%) product was Locobase® (Leo Pharma, Denmark). A-derma® (Pierre Fabre, France) had most continued use. Main reason for choosing preferred product was 'Best effect, in my experience' (36%)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776661/mind-brain-and-body-healing-trauma-the-way-forward
#15
Margaret Wilkinson
The paper explores an interdisciplinary whole person approach to healing from trauma that conserves our rich inheritance from Jung but also takes on board insights from research in the areas of attachment, trauma and the neurobiology of emotion. It is now over 20 years since insights from neurobiology began to be used to inform clinical practice. The paper reviews key insights which have emerged, along with the ways they enable therapists to help mind, brain and body to heal and the ways in which they clarify why, in clinical practice, we do what we do...
September 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771983/obesity-risk-behaviors-and-their-associations-with-body-mass-index-bmi-in-korean-american-children
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Myoungock Jang, Margaret Grey, Lois Sadler, Sangchoon Jeon, Soohyun Nam, Hee-Jung Song, Robin Whittemore
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the paper was to describe obesity-risk behaviors (diet, physical activity, and sedentary behavior) and examine the relationships of the obesity-risk behaviors with body mass index (BMI) in school-aged Korean American children. BACKGROUND: Korean American children have a risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing obesity-related complications; however, there is limited research about obesity-risk behaviors in Korean American children...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771498/autonomy-connectedness-mediates-sex-differences-in-symptoms-of-psychopathology
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Marrie H J Bekker, Marcel A L M van Assen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine if autonomy-connectedness, capacity for self-governance under the condition of connectedness, would mediate sex differences in symptoms of various mental disorders (depression, anxiety, eating disorders, antisocial personality disorder). METHOD: Participants (N = 5,525) from a representative community sample in the Netherlands filled out questionnaires regarding the variables under study. RESULTS: Autonomy-connectedness (self-awareness, SA; sensitivity to others, SO; capacity for managing new situations, CMNS) fully mediated the sex differences in depression and anxiety, and partly in eating disorder -(drive for thinness, bulimia, and body dissatisfaction) and anti-social personality disorder characteristics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768226/you-can-be-too-thin-but-not-too-tall-social-desirability-bias-in-self-reports-of-weight-and-height
#18
Mary A Burke, Katherine G Carman
Previous studies of survey data from the U.S. and other countries find that women tend to understate their body weight on average, while both men and women overstate their height on average. Social norms have been posited as one potential explanation for misreporting of weight and height, but lack of awareness of body weight has been suggested as an alternative explanation, and the evidence presented to date is inconclusive. This paper is the first to offer a theoretical model of self-reporting behavior for weight and height, in which individuals face a tradeoff between reporting an accurate weight (or height) and reporting a socially desirable weight (or height)...
July 13, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767989/report-of-a-rare-case-of-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-bilateral-pleural-effusion-diagnosed-via-cervical-lymph-node-biopsy
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Xuchun Liu, Shubin Huang, Guohua Jiang
CONTEXT: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) is a rare disorder that is often benign and self-limiting. There have been reports of co-occurrence of HNL with other diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, hemophagocytic syndrome and antiphospholipid syndrome. CASE REPORT: Here, we report a case in which a patient experienced unexplained fever, swelling of the cervical lymph node and bilateral pleural effusion and was ultimately diagnosed with HNL based on results from a lymph node biopsy...
July 31, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767506/defining-chronic-pain-in-epidemiological-studies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Ólöf Anna Steingrímsdóttir, Tormod Landmark, Gary J Macfarlane, Christopher Sivert Nielsen
The objective was to document the operational definitions applied in epidemiological studies of chronic pain and to examine whether pain definitions and other methodological factors are systematically related to prevalence estimates. Medline, EMBASE and PSYCHINFO were searched for original research reports with study samples of at least 1,000 individuals, excluding studies of less than five out of 15 selected body regions and studies solely concerned with specific pain conditions. Meta-analyses and meta-regressions were applied with random effects models; covariates were geography, sampling year, survey method, sampling frame, participation rate, percentage women of all participants, pain duration, and pain location...
July 31, 2017: Pain
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