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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910302/description-of-asymptomatic-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-after-dual-chamber-pacemaker-implantation-are-inverted-t-waves-always-related-to-cardiac-memory
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Ludovico Lazzari, Federica DI Meo, Alessandra Crocetti, Michele Castelli, Chiara Marini, Stefano Donzelli, Daniella Bovelli, Giovanni Carreras, Enrico Boschetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907899/reducing-the-number-of-fetuses-in-a-pregnancy-providers-and-patients-views-of-challenges
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Robert L Klitzman
STUDY QUESTION: How do patients and providers perceive and make decisions about possible reductions of multi-fetal pregnancies? SUMMARY ANSWER: Physicians may be transferring additional embryos, assuming that patients will later undergo reduction if need be; but decisions to reduce pregnancies are difficult for patients, who may agree to undergo the procedure in advance and later renege. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: Implanting more than one embryo increases the likelihood that at least one embryo will successfully lead to a child but also that the patient may end up with twins or higher-order multiple births...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905341/heidenhain-variant-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-in-a-patient-who-had-bovine-bioprosthetic-valve-implantation
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Jehard Hashoul, Waleed Saliba, Irina Bloch, Haneen Jabaly-Habib
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rapidly progressing dementia, general neurologic deterioration, and death. When the leading symptoms are visual disturbances, it is termed as the Heidenhain variant of CJD (HvCJD). CJD was reported following prion-contaminated pericardium transplants but never after bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve. In this case report, we describe HvCJD in a patient who had a bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve implant. An 82-year-old-woman was referred to neuro-ophthalmology clinic for unexplained visual loss that started 1 month previously...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897182/design-and-development-of-novel-antibacterial-ti-ni-cu-shape-memory-alloys-for-biomedical-application
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H F Li, K J Qiu, F Y Zhou, L Li, Y F Zheng
In the case of medical implants, foreign materials are preferential sites for bacterial adhesion and microbial contamination, which can lead to the development of prosthetic infections. Commercially biomedical TiNi shape memory alloys are the most commonly used materials for permanent implants in contact with bone and dental, and the prevention of infections of TiNi biomedical shape memory alloys in clinical cases is therefore a crucial challenge for orthopaedic and dental surgeons. In the present study, copper has been chosen as the alloying element for design and development novel ternary biomedical Ti‒Ni‒Cu shape memory alloys with antibacterial properties...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892833/a-mega-analysis-of-memory-reports-from-eight-peer-reviewed-false-memory-implantation-studies
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Alan Scoboria, Kimberley A Wade, D Stephen Lindsay, Tanjeem Azad, Deryn Strange, James Ost, Ira E Hyman
Understanding that suggestive practices can promote false beliefs and false memories for childhood events is important in many settings (e.g., psychotherapeutic, medical, and legal). The generalisability of findings from memory implantation studies has been questioned due to variability in estimates across studies. Such variability is partly due to false memories having been operationalised differently across studies and to differences in memory induction techniques. We explored ways of defining false memory based on memory science and developed a reliable coding system that we applied to reports from eight published implantation studies (N = 423)...
November 28, 2016: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872829/can-language-acquisition-be-facilitated-in-cochlear-implanted-children-comparison-of-cognitive-and-behavioral-psychologists-viewpoints
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Leila Monshizadeh, Roshanak Vameghi, Fariba Yadegari, Firoozeh Sajedi, Seyed Basir Hashemi
AIM: To study how language acquisition can be facilitated for cochlear implanted children based on cognitive and behavioral psychology viewpoints? METHODS: To accomplish this objective, literature related to behaviorist and cognitive psychology prospects about language acquisition were studied and some relevant books as well as Medline, Cochrane Library, Google scholar, ISI web of knowledge and Scopus databases were searched. Among 25 articles that were selected, only 11 met the inclusion criteria and were included in the study...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872380/management-of-distal-tibial-metaphyseal-bone-defects-with-an-intramedullary-nitinol-scaffold-a-novel-technique
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Samuel E Ford, J Kent Ellington
: Difficult problems that are faced when reconstructing severe pilon fractures include filling metaphyseal defects and supporting an impacted, multifragmented articular surface. Supplements to plate fixation currently available in a surgeon's armamentarium include cancellous bone autograft, structural bone allograft, demineralized bone matrix, and calcium-based cements. Cancellous autograft possesses limited inherent mechanical stability and is associated with graft site morbidity. Structural allografts incorporate inconsistently and are plagued by late resorption...
November 20, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871052/crystallinity-as-a-tunable-switch-of-poly-l-lactide-shape-memory-effects
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Michał Sobota, Sebastian Jurczyk, Michał Kwiecień, Anna Smola-Dmochowska, Marta Musioł, Marian Domański, Henryk Janeczek, Michał Kawalec, Piotr Kurcok
Materials with shape memory effect (SME) have already been widely used in the medical field. The interesting part of this group is represented by double function materials. The bioresorption and SME ability are common in polyesters implants. The first information about vascular stent made of bioresorbable polyester with SME was published in 2000. However, there are not many investigations about SME control of elements in the aspect of material processing. In the present work, the ability to control the shape memory (SM) of bioresorbable and semicrystalline poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) is investigated...
November 12, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863133/shape-memory-silk-protein-sponges-for-minimally-invasive-tissue-regeneration
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Joseph E Brown, Jodie E Moreau, Alison M Berman, Heather J McSherry, Jeannine M Coburn, Daniel F Schmidt, David L Kaplan
Porous silk protein scaffolds are designed to display shape memory characteristics and volumetric recovery following compression. Two strategies are utilized to realize shape recovery: addition of hygroscopic plasticizers like glycerol, and tyrosine modifications with hydrophilic sulfonic acid chemistries. Silk sponges are evaluated for recovery following 80% compressive strain, total porosity, pore size distribution, secondary structure development, in vivo volume retention, cell infiltration, and inflammatory responses...
November 8, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858086/interaction-between-nmda-and-cb2-function-in-the-dorsal-hippocampus-on-memory-consolidation-impairment-an-isobologram-analysis
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Mohammad Nasehi, Marziyeh Hajikhani, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
RATIONALE: Convincing evidence has supported the pivotal role of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and CB2Rs in the regulation of learning and memory. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the role of hippocampal (CA1 region) CB2 receptors on aversive memory consolidation deficit induced by D-AP5, a NMDA receptor antagonist, was evaluated. METHODS: Adult male Wistar rats received cannula implants that bilaterally targeted the CA1 region. Long-term memory was examined using the step-through type of passive avoidance task...
November 17, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857680/spiking-neural-networks-based-on-oxram-synapses-for-real-time-unsupervised-spike-sorting
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Thilo Werner, Elisa Vianello, Olivier Bichler, Daniele Garbin, Daniel Cattaert, Blaise Yvert, Barbara De Salvo, Luca Perniola
In this paper, we present an alternative approach to perform spike sorting of complex brain signals based on spiking neural networks (SNN). The proposed architecture is suitable for hardware implementation by using resistive random access memory (RRAM) technology for the implementation of synapses whose low latency (<1μs) enables real-time spike sorting. This offers promising advantages to conventional spike sorting techniques for brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and neural prosthesis applications. Moreover, the ultra-low power consumption of the RRAM synapses of the spiking neural network (nW range) may enable the design of autonomous implantable devices for rehabilitation purposes...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847145/short-and-long-term-neurobehavioral-effects-of-lumbar-puncture-and-shunting-in-patients-with-malabsorptive-hydrocephalus-after-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-an-explorative-case-study
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Bernd-Otto Hütter, Joachim-Michael Gilsbach
BACKGROUND: The neuropsychological effects of lumbar puncture and shunting in terms of cognitive functioning and quality of life were analyzed prospectively in four patients with malabsorptive hydrocephalus who became symptomatic in the chronic state after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: A comprehensive battery of neuropsychological tests was applied to four patients before and shortly after lumbar puncture and six months later. In three of them a shunt has been inserted, one patient was treated by repeated lumbar punctures...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818268/the-basolateral-amygdala-can-mediate-the-effects-of-fear-memory-on-sleep-independently-of-fear-behavior-and-the-peripheral-stress-response
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Laurie L Wellman, Mairen E Fitzpatrick, Olga Y Hallum, Amy M Sutton, Brook L Williams, Larry D Sanford
Fear conditioning associated with inescapable shock training (ST) and fearful context re-exposure (CR) alone can produce significant behavioral fear, a stress response and alterations in subsequent REM sleep. These alterations may vary among animals and are mediated by the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA). Here, we used the GABAA agonist, muscimol (Mus), to inactivate BLA prior to CR and examined the effects on sleep, freezing and stress-induced hyperthermia (SIH). Wistar rats (n=28) were implanted with electrodes for recording sleep, data loggers for recording core body temperature, and with cannulae aimed bilaterally into BLA...
November 3, 2016: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806352/aging-cognitive-decline-and-hearing-loss-effects-of-auditory-rehabilitation-and-training-with-hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants-on-cognitive-function-and-depression-among-older-adults
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Alessandro Castiglione, Alice Benatti, Carmelita Velardita, Diego Favaro, Elisa Padoan, Daniele Severi, Michela Pagliaro, Roberto Bovo, Antonino Vallesi, Carlo Gabelli, Alessandro Martini
A growing interest in cognitive effects associated with speech and hearing processes is spreading throughout the scientific community essentially guided by evidence that central and peripheral hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline. For the present research, 125 participants older than 65 years of age (105 with hearing impairment and 20 with normal hearing) were enrolled, divided into 6 groups according to their degree of hearing loss and assessed to determine the effects of the treatment applied...
2016: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759845/post-operative-hemimaxillectomy-rehabilitation-using-prostheses-supported-by-zygoma-implants-and-remaining-natural-teeth
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Xing Zhou Qu, Ming Yi Wang, Hui Shan Ong, Chen Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the stability of prostheses supported by zygoma implants and remaining teeth for subjects who had undergone hemi-maxillectomy. METHODS: Ten patients were included in the study. Oral rehabilitation was performed using a temporary prosthesis that was supported by remaining teeth for the first three months. Then, a zygoma implant was placed to provide support for a final prosthesis in addition to the remaining teeth. Each prosthesis was tailor-made according to biomechanical three-dimensional finite element analysis results...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758681/deep-brain-stimulation-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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David S Xu, Francisco Ponce
High-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that was introduced in the late 1980s for the treatment of movement disorders. It is a reversible, adjustable, and non-ablative therapy that has been used in over 100,000 people worldwide. The surgical procedure used to implant the DBS system, as well as the effects of chronic electrical stimulation, have been shown to be safe and effective through many clinical trials. The ability to therapeutically modulate the motor circuits of the brain in this manner has resulted in consideration of use of this surgical strategy for other neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders involving non-motor circuits, including appetite, mood, and cognition...
October 14, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748610/emotion-and-false-memory-the-context-content-paradox
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S H Bookbinder, C J Brainerd
False memories are influenced by a variety of factors, but emotion is a variable of special significance, for theoretical and practical reasons. Interestingly, emotion's effects on false memory depend on whether it is embedded in the content of to-be-remembered events or in our moods, where mood is an aspect of the context in which events are encoded. We sketch the theoretical basis for this content-context dissociation and then review accumulated evidence that content and context effects are indeed different...
December 2016: Psychological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745876/evaluation-of-the-small-nail-drive-technology-and-behavior-in-situ
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L H Dünnweber, R Rödl, G Gosheger, F M Schiedel
Although clear advances have been made during the last 5 years, practical difficulties persist for patients and surgeons in procedures for intramedullary lengthening of long bones. In particular, precise adjustment of the desired amount of lengthening and technically reliable checking of the length actually achieved are problematic. An intramedullary nail with a new type of drive that exploits the shape memory effect has been constructed. The drive technology and the behavior of the intramedullary nail in situ were evaluated in a cadaver experiment...
October 10, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741263/scanning-of-adsorption-hysteresis-in-situ-with-small-angle-x-ray-scattering
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Athanasios Ch Mitropoulos, Evangelos P Favvas, Konstantinos L Stefanopoulos, Etienne F Vansant
Everett's theorem-6 of the domain theory was examined by conducting adsorption in situ with small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) supplemented by the contrast matching technique. The study focuses on the spectrum differences of a point to which the system arrives from different scanning paths. It is noted that according to this theorem at a common point the system has similar macroscopic properties. Furthermore it was examined the memory string of the system. We concluded that opposite to theorem-6: a) at a common point the system can reach in a finite (not an infinite) number of ways, b) a correction for the thickness of the adsorbed film prior to capillary condensation is necessary, and c) the scattering curves although at high-Q values coincide, at low-Q values are different indicating different microscopic states...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738611/relationship-between-intelligence-quotient-and-musical-ability-in-children-with-cochlear-implantation
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Simin Soleimanifar, Zahra Jafari, Masoud Motasaddi Zarandy, Houman Asadi, Hamid Haghani
INTRODUCTION: Children with cochlear implants (CIs) may experience few opportunities for positive musical experiences, and musical perception is therefore often not sufficiently developed. This paper investigates and discusses the relationship between intelligence quotient (IQ) and musical ability in children with CIs compared with children with normal hearing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a comparative analytical study conducted in 48 children with unilateral CI and 48 normal-hearing children, 6-8 years of age, with 'normal' IQ and no formal music training...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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