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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909419/moving-stimuli-facilitate-synchronization-but-not-temporal-perception
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Susana Silva, São Luís Castro
Recent studies have shown that a moving visual stimulus (e.g., a bouncing ball) facilitates synchronization compared to a static stimulus (e.g., a flashing light), and that it can even be as effective as an auditory beep. We asked a group of participants to perform different tasks with four stimulus types: beeps, siren-like sounds, visual flashes (static) and bouncing balls. First, participants performed synchronization with isochronous sequences (stimulus-guided synchronization), followed by a continuation phase in which the stimulus was internally generated (imagery-guided synchronization)...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897186/managing-pain-and-fatigue-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial-feasibility-study-examining-the-efficacy-of-massage-therapy
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J Lovas, Y Tran, J Middleton, R Bartrop, N Moore, A Craig
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial (RCT). OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of massage therapy (MT) as a treatment that could be implemented to reduce pain and fatigue in people with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Laboratory setting in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: Participants included 40 people with SCI living in the community who were randomly assigned into one of two RCT arms: MT (Swedish massage to upper body) or an active concurrent control (guided imagery (GI) relaxation)...
November 29, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896907/efficacy-acceptability-and-safety-of-guided-imagery-hypnosis-in-fibromyalgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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N Zech, E Hansen, K Bernardy, W Häuser
: This systematic review aimed at evaluating the efficacy, acceptability and safety of guided imagery/hypnosis (GI/H) in fibromyalgia. Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and SCOPUS were screened through February 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing GI/H with controls were analysed. Primary outcomes were ≥50% pain relief, ≥20% improvement of health-related quality of life, psychological distress, disability, acceptability and safety at end of therapy and 3-month follow-up...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886431/music-interventions-for-dental-anxiety
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Joke Bradt, Aaron Teague
Anxiety is a significant issue in the dental care of adults and children. Dental anxiety often leads to avoidance of dental care which may result in significant deterioration of oral and dental health. Nonpharmacological anxiety management interventions such as music listening are increasingly used in dental care. Although efficacy for music's anxiolytic effects has been established for pre-operative anxiety, findings regarding the use of music listening for dental anxiety are inconclusive, especially for children...
November 25, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870417/gender-differences-in-neural-correlates-of-stress-induced-anxiety
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Dongju Seo, Aneesha Ahluwalia, Marc N Potenza, Rajita Sinha
Although gender differences have been identified as a crucial factor for understanding stress-related anxiety and associated clinical disorders, the neural mechanisms underlying these differences remain unclear. To explore gender differences in the neural correlates of stress-induced anxiety, the current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain responses in 96 healthy men and women with commensurable levels of trait anxiety as they engaged in a personalized guided imagery paradigm to provoke stress and neutral-relaxing experiences...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869730/context-aware-fusion-of-rgb-and-thermal-imagery-for-traffic-monitoring
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Thiemo Alldieck, Chris H Bahnsen, Thomas B Moeslund
In order to enable a robust 24-h monitoring of traffic under changing environmental conditions, it is beneficial to observe the traffic scene using several sensors, preferably from different modalities. To fully benefit from multi-modal sensor output, however, one must fuse the data. This paper introduces a new approach for fusing color RGB and thermal video streams by using not only the information from the videos themselves, but also the available contextual information of a scene. The contextual information is used to judge the quality of a particular modality and guides the fusion of two parallel segmentation pipelines of the RGB and thermal video streams...
November 18, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869190/embodied-neurofeedback-with-an-anthropomorphic-robotic-hand
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Niclas Braun, Reiner Emkes, Jeremy D Thorne, Stefan Debener
Neurofeedback-guided motor imagery training (NF-MIT) has been suggested as a promising therapy for stroke-induced motor impairment. Whereas much NF-MIT research has aimed at signal processing optimization, the type of sensory feedback given to the participant has received less attention. Often the feedback signal is highly abstract and not inherently coupled to the mental act performed. In this study, we asked whether an embodied feedback signal is more efficient for neurofeedback operation than a non-embodiable feedback signal...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863614/guided-imagery-effects-on-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-iranian-breast-cancer-patients
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Mahboobehsadat Hosseini, Batool Tirgari, Mansooreh Azizzadeh Forouzi, Yunes Jahani
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the effect of guided imagery on chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patients. DESIGN: This was a quasi-experimental study in which a group of sample was evaluated pre and post intervention. A convenience sample of 55 eligible breast cancer patients enrolled to participate in this study after giving informed consent. They completed the Morrow Assessment of Nausea and Vomiting, before and after the intervention...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833711/percutaneous-tracheostomy-and-percutaneous-angiography-the-diuturnity-of-sven-ivar-seldinger-of-mora-pasquale-ciaglia-of-utica
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Richard A Pollock
In the latter part of the 20th century, three developments intersected: skin-to-artery catheterization, percutaneous tracheostomy, and market introduction of video-chip camera-tipped endoscopes. By the millennium, every vessel within the body could be visualized radiographically, and percutaneous tracheostomy (with tracheal-ring "dilation," flawless high-resolution intratracheal video-imagery, and tracheal intubation) could consistently be achieved at the patient's bedside. Initiated through the skin and abetted by guide-wire insertion, these procedures are the lasting gifts of Sven-Ivar Seldinger (1921-1998) of Mora, Sweden, and Pasquale Ciaglia (1912-2000) of Utica, New York...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825661/development-and-validation-of-a-mental-practice-tool-for-total-abdominal-hysterectomy
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Said S Saab, Jamie Bastek, Sandra Dayaratna, Ellyn Hutton, Catherine R Salva
OBJECTIVE: Total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) is a common operation performed by obstetrician-gynecologists. Training opportunities for this procedure are declining. Mental practice (MP), the use of mental imagery to rehearse a task symbolically before performance, has been used successfully in sports and music to enhance skill. This strategy demonstrates benefit in existing surgical education literature. We aimed to develop and validate a MP tool (MPT) for resident training in TAH. DESIGN: A prospective survey study was performed in a large, urban, academic medical center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818664/invasive-shrub-mapping-in-an-urban-environment-from-hyperspectral-and-lidar-derived-attributes
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Curtis M Chance, Nicholas C Coops, Andrew A Plowright, Thoreau R Tooke, Andreas Christen, Neal Aven
Proactive management of invasive species in urban areas is critical to restricting their overall distribution. The objective of this work is to determine whether advanced remote sensing technologies can help to detect invasions effectively and efficiently in complex urban ecosystems such as parks. In Surrey, BC, Canada, Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) and English ivy (Hedera helix) are two invasive shrub species that can negatively affect native ecosystems in cities and managed urban parks. Random forest (RF) models were created to detect these two species using a combination of hyperspectral imagery, and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788457/understanding-and-treating-amotivation-in-people-with-psychosis-an-experimental-study-of-the-role-of-guided-imagery
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Charlotte Cox, Suzanne Jolley, Louise Johns
Psychological models propose that the amotivational negative symptoms (ANS) of psychosis are influenced by expectations of future events; both anticipatory success (believing one can achieve something, AS) and anticipatory pleasure (mentally pre-creating potential future experiences of enjoyment, AP). Mental imagery manipulations have been shown to change expectations across a range of settings, and may therefore enhance psychological interventions for ANS in people with psychosis. We set out to investigate the impact of a guided imagery manipulation on AS and AP in this group...
September 28, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723681/contemplative-practices-self-efficacy-and-nclex-rn-success
#13
Elizabeth Fiske
Despite program completion, not all graduates are successful on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Contemplative practices such as meditation and guided imagery were added to an NCLEX-RN preparatory course. The difference between self-efficacy scores at the beginning and end of the course was statistically significant. Students reported that the contemplative activities were beneficial, and they would use these activities again in the future.
October 4, 2016: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716956/faah-gene-variation-moderates-stress-response-and-symptom-severity-in-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-comorbid-alcohol-dependence
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Primavera A Spagnolo, Vijay A Ramchandani, Melanie L Schwandt, Laura E Kwako, David T George, Leah M Mayo, Cecilia J Hillard, Markus Heilig
BACKGROUND: A common single nucleotide polymorphism (C385A) in the human fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) gene has been associated with decreased distress responses in healthy volunteers, but its role in psychiatric disorders remains unknown. Here, we obtained genotypes and carried out a secondary analysis of subjects from a trial of comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD). We evaluated the effects of C385A variation on behavioral and biochemical biomarkers of distress responses...
September 26, 2016: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716917/the-motivating-power-of-visionary-images-effects-on-motivation-affect-and-behavior
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Maika Rawolle, Oliver C Schultheiss, Alexandra Strasser, Hugo M Kehr
OBJECTIVE: Visionary images are identity-relevant, picture-like mental representations of a desirable and attainable future appearing regularly in a person's stream of thought. Prior research indicates that both mental and real images provide access to implicit motives. We therefore proposed that visionary images motivate people by arousing their implicit motives and tested this hypothesis in two experimental studies. METHOD: We used guided visualizations to administer motive-domain-specific visionary images (Study 1: achievement and neutral, age: M = 24...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668375/using-relaxation-and-guided-imagery-to-address-pain-fatigue-and-sleep-disturbances-a-pilot-study
#16
Angela K Nooner, Kathleen Dwyer, Lise DeShea, Theresa P Yeo
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted on the use of patient-controlled relaxation and guided imagery interventions for the symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance during cancer treatment. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and participant satisfaction with use of patient-controlled relaxation and/or imagery interventions for pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance. A secondary aim was to examine the data for trends in pain, fatigue, and sleep improvement because of the effects of relaxation and guided imagery...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663699/integrating-entropy-based-na%C3%A3-ve-bayes-and-gis-for-spatial-evaluation-of-flood-hazard
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Rui Liu, Yun Chen, Jianping Wu, Lei Gao, Damian Barrett, Tingbao Xu, Xiaojuan Li, Linyi Li, Chang Huang, Jia Yu
Regional flood risk caused by intensive rainfall under extreme climate conditions has increasingly attracted global attention. Mapping and evaluation of flood hazard are vital parts in flood risk assessment. This study develops an integrated framework for estimating spatial likelihood of flood hazard by coupling weighted naïve Bayes (WNB), geographic information system, and remote sensing. The north part of Fitzroy River Basin in Queensland, Australia, was selected as a case study site. The environmental indices, including extreme rainfall, evapotranspiration, net-water index, soil water retention, elevation, slope, drainage proximity, and density, were generated from spatial data representing climate, soil, vegetation, hydrology, and topography...
September 24, 2016: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663306/-focus-on-molecular-imaging-in-prostate-cancer
#18
L Michaud, K A Touijer
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer in men in France and it is a public health issue. This cancer is heterogenous. There is a clinical need of an accurate non-invasive imaging method to improve diagnosis, guide the choice of therapy and evaluate its efficacy. We undertook to critically review the different molecular imaging probes, currently used or in clinical trial. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed in Pubmed/Medline database by searching for articles in French or English published on PET tracer in prostate cancer in clinical application...
September 2016: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639697/modulatory-effects-of-happy-mood-on-performance-monitoring-insights-from-error-related-brain-potentials
#19
Katharina Paul, Wioleta Walentowska, Jasmina Bakic, Thibaut Dondaine, Gilles Pourtois
Goal-adaptive behavior requires the rapid detection of conflicts between actions and intentions or goals. Although many studies have focused in the past on the influence of negative affect on this cognitive control process (and more specifically, on error monitoring), little is known about the possible modulatory effects of positive affect on it. To address this question, we used a standard (positive) mood induction procedure (based on guided imagery) and asked participants to carry out a speeded go/no-go task while high-density electroencephalography was recorded concurrently...
September 17, 2016: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601689/alternatives-to-sedation-and-general-anesthesia-in-pediatric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-literature-review
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Delaney McGuirt
PURPOSE: To assess alternatives to sedation and general anesthesia to prepare children for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations. METHODS: Online databases were searched for articles discussing methods of preparing children for MR imaging procedures. Because of the large number of articles returned, criteria were limited to only studies that prepared patients without the use of sedation or general anesthesia. RESULTS: Twenty-four studies were deemed appropriate for inclusion in the review...
September 2016: Radiologic Technology
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