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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326906/a-comparison-of-ground-reaction-force-components-according-to-the-foothold-heights-in-16-t-truck-during-downward-step
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Seung-Hyun Hyun, Che-Cheong Ryew
The aim of this study is to compare and analyze the components of ground reaction force (GRF) relative to the foothold heights during downward step of 16-t truck. Adult males (n= 10) jumped downward from each 1st, 2nd, 3rd foothold step and driver's seat orderly using hand rail. Sampling rate of force components of 3 axis (medial-lateral [ML] GRF, anterior-posterior [AP] GRF, peak vertical force [PVF]), variables (COPx, COPy, COP area) of center of pressure (COP), loading rate, and stability index (ML, AP, vertical, and dynamic postural stability index [DPSI]) processed from GRF system was cut off at 1,000 Hz...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318352/morphometry-of-the-hand-knob-region-and-motor-function-change-in-eloquent-area-glioma-patients
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Liang Jingshan, Fang Shengyu, Fan Xing, Wang Zheng, Zhang Chuanbao, Qian Zenghui, Liu Xing, Sun Lihua, Li Guanzhang, Yang Fuqiang, Jin Shuai, Wang Yinyan, Jiang Tao
PURPOSE: The hand knob area is the cortical representation of motor hand function. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of eloquent area gliomas on the morphometry of the hand motor cortex and preoperative hand motor function. METHODS: A retrospective study of 320 glioma patients was conducted. Seventy-eight patients with gliomas involving motor functional area were finally enrolled. Using axial T2-weight magnetic resonance images, the width and height of the hand knob were measured in both hemispheres, and differences were compared between the affected and unaffected hemispheres...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317115/post-procedural-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-predicts-one-year-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Nelson Carlos Vale, Rui Campante Teles, Sérgio Madeira, João Brito, Manuel Sousa Almeida, Tiago Nolasco, Joao Abecasis, Gustavo Rodrigues, João Carmo, Maria Furstenau, Regina Ribeiras, José Pedro Neves, Miguel Mendes
INTRODUCTION: Natriuretic peptides are ubiquitously used for diagnosis, follow-up and prognostic assessment in various heart conditions. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) correlates with aortic stenosis severity, however its significance after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is not well established. AIM: We aimed to assess the prognostic value of NT-proBNP at one year in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: This single-center retrospective analysis included 151 patients in whom both baseline and one-month post-procedure NT-proBNP were measured, from 206 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI between November 2008 and December 2014...
January 6, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310404/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-combined-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-cutaneous-burn-and-inhalation-injury-caused-by-hydrofluoric-acid-and-nitric-acid
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Qinhua Pu, Jinxian Qian, Weiyi Tao, Aixiang Yang, Jian Wu, Yaodong Wang
RATIONALE: Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a highly corrosive agent and can cause corrosive burns. HF can penetrate deeply into tissues through intact skin and the lipid barrier, leading to painful liquefactive necrosis, and inducing hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia. In this study, we hypothesize that continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may be beneficial in addressing hemodynamic instability in cases of HF poisoning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old man fell into an electroplating pool containing 10% HF and 50% nitric acid...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309961/local-scale-water-food-nexus-use-of-borehole-garden-permaculture-to-realise-the-full-potential-of-rural-water-supplies-in-malawi
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Michael O Rivett, Alistair W Halcrow, Janine Schmalfuss, John A Stark, Jonathan P Truslove, Steve Kumwenda, Kettie A Harawa, Muthi Nhlema, Chrispine Songola, Gift J Wanangwa, Alexandra V M Miller, Robert M Kalin
Local-scale opportunities to address challenges of the water-food nexus in the developing world need to be embraced. Borehole-garden permaculture is advocated as one such opportunity that involves the sustainable use of groundwater spilt at hand-pump operated borehole supplies that is otherwise wasted. Spilt water may also pose health risks when accumulating as a stagnant pond. Rural village community use of this grey-water in permaculture projects to irrigate borehole gardens is proposed to primarily provide economic benefit whereby garden-produce revenue helps fund borehole water-point maintenance...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306184/effect-of-parental-neglect-on-smartphone-addiction-in-adolescents-in-south-korea
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Ju Yeon Kwak, Jae Yop Kim, Yoe Won Yoon
The purpose of this study was to investigate the importance of the relationships with parents, peers, and teachers as a cause of adolescents' smartphone addiction, and to examine the effect of parental neglect on smartphone addiction and the mediating effect of relational maladjustment in school, especially focusing on the relational maladjustment with peers and teachers. For this purpose, a survey was conducted of students from middle schools and high schools in four regions of South Korea. A total of 1170 middle-school students who reported using smartphone took part in this study...
January 3, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287994/exploring-the-existence-of-better-hands-for-manipulation-than-the-human-hand-based-on-hand-proportions
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Di Hu, Cai-Hua Xiong, Ming-Jin Liu
Human exhibits the most dexterous manual manipulation among the anthropoids. The sophisticated dexterity of human hand has been linked to its distinctive morphology compared to the nonhuman anthropoids. The human hand is derived from the ancestral hands after longtime evolution. However, there are more possible morphologies that the hands could take during the evolutionary process. It remains unknown whether better hands for manipulation than the human hand exist among these possible hands. To answer the question, the relationship between the manipulative capability and hand morphology need to be investigated in the region of more possible hands...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287104/fetal-head-size-and-effect-of-manual-perineal-protection
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Magdalena Jansova, Vladimir Kalis, Zdenek Rusavy, Sari Räisänen, Libor Lobovsky, Katariina Laine
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a previously identified modification of Viennese method of perineal protection remains most effective for reduction of perineal tension in cases with substantially smaller or larger fetal heads. METHODS: A previously designed finite element model was used to compare perineal tension of different modifications of the Viennese method of perineal protection to "hands-off" technique for three different sizes of the fetal head...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285773/functional-architecture-of-the-somatosensory-homunculus-detected-by-electrostimulation
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Franck-Emmanuel Roux, Imène Djidjeli, Jean-Baptiste Durand
In this prospective electrostimulation study, based on 50 operated patients with no sensory deficit and no brain lesion in the postcentral gyrus, we acquired coordinates in the standard MNI space of the functional areas of the somatosensory homunculus. The 3D brain volume of each patient was normalized to that space to obtain the MNI coordinates of the stimulation site locations. For 647 sites stimulated on Brodmann Area 1 (and 1025 in gyri nearby), 258 positive points for somatosensory response (40%) were found in the postcentral gyrus...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280207/blocking-energy-loss-pathways-for-ideal-fluorescent-organic-light-emitting-diodes-with-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescent-sensitizers
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Dongdong Zhang, Xiaozeng Song, Minghan Cai, Lian Duan
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) based on thermally activated delayed fluorescence-sensitized fluorescence (TSF) offer the possibility of attaining an ultimate high efficiency with low roll-off utilizing noble-metal free, easy-to-synthesize, pure organic fluorescent emitters. However, the performances of TSF-OLEDs are still unsatisfactory. Here, TSF-OLEDs with breakthrough efficiencies even at high brightnesses by suppressing the competitive deactivation processes, including direct charge recombination on conventional fluorescent dopants (CFDs) and Dexter energy transfer from the host to the CFDs, are demonstrated...
December 27, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275439/mouse-tracking-evidence-for-parallel-anticipatory-option-evaluation
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Edward A Cranford, Jarrod Moss
In fast-paced, dynamic tasks, the ability to anticipate the future outcome of a sequence of events is crucial to quickly selecting an appropriate course of action among multiple alternative options. There are two classes of theories that describe how anticipation occurs. Serial theories assume options are generated and evaluated one at a time, in order of quality, whereas parallel theories assume simultaneous generation and evaluation. The present research examined the option evaluation process during a task designed to be analogous to prior anticipation tasks, but within the domain of narrative text comprehension...
December 23, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251766/handing-off-the-older-patient-improved-documentation-of-geriatric-assessment-in-transitions-of-care
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Ben A Blomberg, Rebekah C Mulligan, Stephen J Staub, Laura C Hanson, Margaret A Drickamer, Maureen C Dale
OBJECTIVES: To improve assessment and documentation of function, cognition, and advance care planning (ACP) in admission and discharge notes on an Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit. DESIGN: Continuous quality improvement intervention with episodic data review. SETTING: ACE unit of an 866-bed academic tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Housestaff physicians rotating on the ACE unit (N = 31). INTERVENTION: Introduction of templated notes, housestaff education, leadership outreach, and posted reminders...
December 18, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249417/quantification-of-serum-hepatitis-b-core-antibody-to-predict-off-entecavir-relapse-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Cheng-Hao Tseng, Yao-Chun Hsu, Chi-Yang Chang, Tai-Chung Tseng, Ming-Shiang Wu, Jaw-Town Lin, Jia-Horng Kao
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The predictors of off-therapy response in patients treated with neucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) have not been elucidated. It remained unexplored whether serum level of hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc) at the end of NA therapy was associated with relapse risks. METHODS: This prospective study monitored 82 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients after discontinuing entecavir. All patients had been treated for 3 years or longer and serologically negative for viral DNA and HBeAg at treatment cessation...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239250/history-off-hand-bunnell-s-no-man-s-land
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J Joris Hage
BACKGROUND: To date, it remains unclear what inspired Dr Sterling Bunnell to start using the typical World War I military term no-man's land in hand surgical context, only in 1948. To commemorate that Bunnell passed away 60 years ago on August 20, I report on my quest to clarify this. METHODS: An extensive bibliography of Bunnell was made up by use of the McDowell Series of Plastic Surgery Indexes and cross-checked by use of a PubMed search. Bunnell's round-robin letters were searched for in the Sterling Bunnell Hand Surgery Archives of the California Pacific Medical Center Health Services Library in San Francisco, California...
December 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237827/biomimetic-wall-shaped-adhesive-microstructure-for-shear-induced-attachment-the-effects-of-pulling-angle-and-preliminary-displacement
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Jae-Kang Kim, Michael Varenberg
To date, a handful of different gecko-like adhesives inspired by spatula-shaped attachment hairs have been suggested based on wedge and flap geometry of contact elements. However, while these surface designs have been shown to have directionality in adhesion, high friction, long lifetime and the ability to work in vacuum, an experimental verification of the very basic concept of the pulling angle effect has not yet been reported. To close this gap, here we use wall-shaped adhesive microstructures of three different flap heights to systematically study the effect of pulling angle on the normal and tangential components of the pull-off force tested at different preliminary tangential displacements...
December 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228997/toxoplasma-gondii-seroprevalence-in-breeding-pigs-in-estonia
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Azzurra Santoro, Maarja Tagel, Kärt Must, Miia Laine, Brian Lassen, Pikka Jokelainen
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii is a widespread occurring parasite infecting warm-blooded animals, including pigs and humans. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of anti-T. gondii antibodies and to evaluate risk factors for T. gondii seropositivity in breeding pigs raised in Estonia. Sera from 382 pigs were tested with a commercial direct agglutination test, using a cut-off titer of 40 for seropositivity, for the presence of anti-T. gondii immunoglobulin G antibodies...
December 11, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228385/secondhand-smoke-exposure-in-primary-school-children-a-survey-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Sarwat Shah, Mona Kanaan, Rumana Huque, Aziz Sheikh, Omara Dogar, Heather Thomson, Steve Parrott, Kamran Siddiqi
Introduction: We report on second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure based on saliva cotinine levels among children in Bangladesh-a country with laws against smoking in public places. Methods: A survey of primary school children from two areas of the Dhaka district was conducted in 2015. Participants completed a questionnaire and provided saliva samples for cotinine measurement to assess SHS exposure with a cut-off range of ≥0.1ng/mL. Results: Four hundred and eighty-one children studying in year-5 were recruited from 12 primary schools...
December 7, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228289/clinical-practice-guideline-for-physical-therapy-assessment-and-treatment-in-patients-with-nonspecific-neck-pain
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Jasper D Bier, Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters, J Bart Staal, Jan Pool, Maurits W van Tulder, Emmylou Beekman, Jesper Knoop, Guus Meerhoff, Arianne P Verhagen
The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) issued a clinical practice guideline for physical therapists that addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with nonspecific neck pain, including cervical radiculopathy, in Dutch primary care. Recommendations were based on a review of published systematic reviews.During the intake, the patient is screened for serious pathologies and corresponding patterns. Patients with cervical radiculopathy can be included or excluded through corresponding signs and symptoms and possibly diagnostic tests (Spurling test, traction/distraction test, and Upper Limb Tension Test)...
December 4, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225908/an-unusual-presentation-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Linn E Katus, Steven J Frucht
Background: Dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) has largely been associated with autosomal dominant mutations in the GCH1 gene leading to GTP cyclohydrolase 1 deficiency. More recently, a deficiency in tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) has been recognized to cause DRD. This is a rare disorder resulting from genetic mutations in the TH gene on chromosome 11. The phenotype ranges from DRD with complete resolution on levodopa to infantile parkinsonism and encephalopathy only partially responsive to levodopa...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224268/-applied-anatomy-study-of-posterior-approach-via-sacrectomy-for-reaching-the-deep-intrapelvic-sacral-plexus
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F Li, S F Wang, P C Li, Y H Xue
Objective: To observe the possibility of posterior approach via sacrectomy for reaching intrapelvic sacral plexus and expose the deep intrapelvic origin of sciatic nerve from sacral plexus in order to perform nerve graft. Methods: Five adult cadaver specimens were used in the study with prone position in May 2012. Cut off the gluteus maximus along the origins and lift to the lateral side, the piriformis was lay beneath. The sciatic nerve and the inferior gluteal nerve pierced from the infrapiriformis foramen in the operative field...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
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