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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725022/action-video-games-improve-reading-abilities-and-visual-to-auditory-attentional-shifting-in-english-speaking-children-with-dyslexia
#1
Sandro Franceschini, Piergiorgio Trevisan, Luca Ronconi, Sara Bertoni, Susan Colmar, Kit Double, Andrea Facoetti, Simone Gori
Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in learning to read and there is some evidence that action video games (AVG), without any direct phonological or orthographic stimulation, improve reading efficiency in Italian children with dyslexia. However, the cognitive mechanism underlying this improvement and the extent to which the benefits of AVG training would generalize to deep English orthography, remain two critical questions. During reading acquisition, children have to integrate written letters with speech sounds, rapidly shifting their attention from visual to auditory modality...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713886/a-new-tetrapodal-3-hydroxy-4-pyridinone-ligand-for-complexation-of-89-zirconium-for-positron-emission-tomography-pet-imaging
#2
Christian Buchwalder, Cristina Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Paul Schaffer, Stoyan K Karagiozov, Katayoun Saatchi, Urs O Häfeli
Zirconium-89 ((89)Zr) is an ideal radiometal isotope for antibody-based positron emission tomography (immunoPET) as its physical half-life (3.27 days) is a good match with the biological half-life of larger molecular weight targeting molecules, such as antibodies (3-4 days), and its positron emission (BR = 100% EC/β(+), Eβ(+),avg = 395.5 keV) is suited for high resolution PET imaging. Concerns over the in vivo stability of the most commonly used (89)Zr-chelator, desferrioxamine B (DFO), have spurred efforts into the development of alternative (89)Zr-chelators that withstand the release of osteophilic (89)Zr(4+)...
July 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710090/the-clinical-and-economic-effect-of-vascular-access-selection-in-patients-initiating-hemodialysis-with-a-catheter
#3
Alian Al-Balas, Timmy Lee, Carlton J Young, Jeffrey A Kepes, Jill Barker-Finkel, Michael Allon
Patients in the United States frequently initiate hemodialysis with a central venous catheter (CVC) and subsequently undergo placement of a new arteriovenous fistula (AVF) or arteriovenous graft (AVG). Little is known about the clinical and economic effects of initial vascular access choice. We identified 479 patients starting hemodialysis with a CVC at a large medical center (during 2004-2012) who subsequently had an AVF (n=295) or AVG (n=105) placed or no arteriovenous access (CVC group, n=71). Compared with patients receiving an AVG, those receiving an AVF had more frequent surgical access procedures per year (1...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706740/action-video-game-experience-related-to-altered-large-scale-white-matter-networks
#4
Diankun Gong, Weiyi Ma, Jinnan Gong, Hui He, Li Dong, Dan Zhang, Jianfu Li, Cheng Luo, Dezhong Yao
With action video games (AVGs) becoming increasingly popular worldwide, the cognitive benefits of AVG experience have attracted continuous research attention over the past two decades. Research has repeatedly shown that AVG experience can causally enhance cognitive ability and is related to neural plasticity in gray matter and functional networks in the brain. However, the relation between AVG experience and the plasticity of white matter (WM) network still remains unclear. WM network modulates the distribution of action potentials, coordinating the communication between brain regions and acting as the framework of neural networks...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704072/effects-of-active-videogame-and-sports-play-and-active-recreation-for-kids-physical-education-on-children-s-health-related-fitness-and-enjoyment
#5
Han Chen, Haichun Sun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of a Kinect active videogame (AVG) and the Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) intervention in improving children's health-related fitness and physical activity (PA) enjoyment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 students from both third and fourth grade in a rural elementary school participated in the study. The third graders (N = 29, mean age = 9.1 years, 10 boys, mean body mass index [BMI] = 20...
July 13, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695442/fistula-first-initiative-historical-impact-on-vascular-access-practice-patterns-and-influence-on-future-vascular-access-care
#6
Timmy Lee
The vascular access is the lifeline for the hemodialysis patient. In the United States, the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) has been influential in improving use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) in prevalent hemodialysis patients. Currently, prevalent AVF rates are near the goal of 66% set forth by the original FFBI. However, central venous catheter (CVC) rates remain very high in the United States in patients initiating hemodialysis, nearly exceeding 80%. A new direction of the of the FFBI has focused on strategies to reduce CVC use, and subsequently the FFBI has now been renamed the "Fistula First-Catheter Last Initiative"...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643547/rabies%C3%A2-%C3%A2-epidemiology-pathogenesis-public-health-concerns-and-advances-in-diagnosis-and-control-a-comprehensive-review
#7
Rajendra Singh, Karam Pal Singh, Susan Cherian, Mani Saminathan, Sanjay Kapoor, G B Manjunatha Reddy, Shibani Panda, Kuldeep Dhama
Rabies is a zoonotic, fatal and progressive neurological infection caused by rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus and family Rhabdoviridae. It affects all warm-blooded animals and the disease is prevalent throughout the world and endemic in many countries except in Islands like Australia and Antarctica. Over 60,000 peoples die every year due to rabies, while approximately 15 million people receive rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) annually. Bite of rabid animals and saliva of infected host are mainly responsible for transmission and wildlife like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes are main reservoirs for rabies...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623186/assessment-of-active-video-gaming-using-adapted-controllers-by-individuals-with-physical-disabilities-a-protocol
#8
Laurie A Malone, Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, Justin McCroskey, Mohanraj Thirumalai
BACKGROUND: Individuals with disabilities are typically more sedentary and less fit compared to their peers without disabilities. Furthermore, engaging in physical activity can be extremely challenging due to physical impairments associated with disability and fewer opportunities to participate. One option for increasing physical activity is playing active video games (AVG), a category of video games that requires much more body movement for successful play than conventional push-button or joystick actions...
June 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614195/assessment-of-knee-kinematics-in-older-adults-using-high-speed-stereo-radiography
#9
Vasiliki Kefala, Adam J Cyr, Michael D Harris, Donald R Hume, Bradley S Davidson, Raymond H Kim, Kevin B Shelburne
PURPOSE: Quantification of knee motion is essential for assessment of pathologic joint function, such as tracking osteoarthritis progression and evaluating outcomes following conservative or surgical treatment, including total knee arthroplasty. Our purpose was to establish a useful baseline for the kinematic envelope of knee motion in healthy older adults performing movements of daily living. METHODS: A high-speed stereo radiography system was used to measure the three-dimensional tibiofemoral kinematics of eight healthy people over 55 years of age (4F/4M, age=61...
June 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611674/is-marathon-training-harder-than-the-ironman-training-an-eco-method-comparison
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Jonathan Esteve-Lanao, Diego Moreno-Pérez, Claudia A Cardona, Eneko Larumbe-Zabala, Iker Muñoz, Sergio Sellés, Roberto Cejuela
Purpose: To compare the absolute and relative training load of the Marathon (42k) and the Ironman (IM) training in recreational trained athletes. Methods: Fifteen Marathoners and Fifteen Triathletes participated in the study. Their performance level was the same relative to the sex's absolute winner at the race. No differences were presented neither in age, nor in body weight, height, BMI, running VO2max max, or endurance training experience (p > 0.05). They all trained systematically for their respective event (IM or 42k)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600111/do-active-video-games-benefit-the-motor-skill-development-of-non-typically-developing-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zoey E Page, Stephanie Barrington, Jacqueline Edwards, Lisa M Barnett
OBJECTIVES: The use of interactive video gaming, known as 'exergames' or 'active video games (AVG)' may provide an opportunity for motor skill development. Youth with non-typical patterns of development may have deficits in gross motor skill capacities and are therefore an intervention target. The aim was to determine the effectiveness of AVG use on motor skill development in non-typically developing children and adolescents. DESIGN: Review article. METHODS: The PRISMA protocol was used to conduct a systematic review of EBSCOhost, Embase, Gale Cengage, Informit, Ovid, ProQuest, PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599902/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-vascular-access-referral-policies-in-ckd
#12
Steven M Shechter, Talon Chandler, M Reza Skandari, Nadia Zalunardo
BACKGROUND: The optimal timing of vascular access referral for patients with chronic kidney disease who may need hemodialysis (HD) is a pressing question in nephrology. Current referral policies have not been rigorously compared with respect to costs and benefits and do not consider patient-specific factors such as age. STUDY DESIGN: Monte Carlo simulation model. SETTING & POPULATION: Patients with chronic kidney disease, referred to a multidisciplinary kidney clinic in a universal health care system...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597226/pharmacokinetic-profile-of-a-2-month-dose-regimen-of-aripiprazole-lauroxil-a-phase-i-study-and-a-population-pharmacokinetic-model
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Marjie L Hard, Richard J Mills, Brian M Sadler, Angela Y Wehr, Peter J Weiden, Lisa von Moltke
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole lauroxil (AL) is a long-acting injectable medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. Current AL regimens are 441 mg, 662 mg, and 882 mg administered monthly (every 4 weeks [q4wk]), or 882 mg administered every 6 weeks (q6wk). OBJECTIVE: We examined the feasibility of a 2-month (every 8 weeks [q8wk]) dosing interval of AL in a phase I open-label pharmacokinetic study investigating AL 1064 mg administered q8wk for 24 weeks, followed by 20 weeks of safety and pharmacokinetic measurements (ClinicalTrials...
June 8, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593096/emg-of-shoulder-muscles-during-reactive-isometric-elastic-resistance-exercises
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Michael J Mullaney, Christine Perkinson, Ian Kremenic, Timothy F Tyler, Karl Orishimo, Christopher Johnson
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, shoulder isometrics are introduced in the early stages of shoulder rehabilitation. A patient's isometric torque output is based on a subjective perception of force generation. By utilizing elastic resistance elongation (strain) to standardize force output, clinicians could prescribe shoulder therapeutic isometrics based on % maximum voluntary contraction (%MVC). PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to measure electromyographic (EMG) activity and determine the %MVC during shoulder flexion, external rotation and abduction isometrics at varying lengths of TheraBand® elastic resistance...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587366/investigation-of-the-predictive-value-of-speckle-tracking-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-cardiac-function-and-clinical-prognosis-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia
#15
Ling Zhang, Xiaoxu Chen
The predictive value of speckle tracking imaging (STI) for the assessment of cardiac function and clinical prognosis in patients with hypercholesterolemia was explored. One hundred forty-seven patients with hypercholesterolemia diagnosed in our hospital and 137 healthy adults from our health examination center over the same period were included in this study. Using STI and color Doppler ultrasound, we carried out follow-up of cardiac function in patients with hypercholesterolemia and statistical analysis based on collected data...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578136/interval-setting-selection-affects-ambulatory-activity-outputs-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#16
Wilshaw R Stevens, Kirsten Tulchin-Francis
INTRODUCTION: Accelerometer based devices have been widely used to assess the ambulatory activity of children with and without functional disabilities. Many researchers who utilize the StepWatch Activity Monitor (SAM) collect at a 60second (60sec) interval setting. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of SAM interval settings on ambulatory activity outputs in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and typically developing youth. METHODS: Participants wore a SAM which recorded the number of strides every 10seconds (10s) for one week...
May 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554053/radiographic-evaluation-of-acute-distal-radius-fracture-stability-a-comparative-cadaveric-study-between-a-thermo-formable-bracing-system-and-traditional-fiberglass-casting
#17
Brandon G Santoni, Jazmine R Aira, Miguel A Diaz, T Kyle Stoops, Peter Simon
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures are common musculoskeletal injuries and many can be treated non-operatively with cast immobilization. A thermo-formable brace has been developed for management of such fractures, but no data exist regarding its comparative stabilizing efficacy to fiberglass casting. METHODS: A worst-case distal radius fracture was created in 6 cadaveric forearms. A radiolucent loading fixture was created to apply cantilever bending/compression loads ranging from 4...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544120/prognostic-significance-of-aortic-valve-gradient-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#18
Guy Witberg, Arik Finkelstein, Issi Barbash, Abid Assali, Yaron Shapira, Amit Segev, Amir Halkin, Paul Fefer, Jeremy Ben-Shoshan, Maayan Konigstein, Alexander Sagie, Victor Guetta, Ran Kornowski, Alon Barsheshet
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of baseline aortic valve gradient (AVG) both as a continuous and a categorical variable on mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), focusing on the high-gradient severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients. BACKGROUND: Identifying new predictors of mortality in the TAVR population can help refine risk stratification and improve the patient selection process for this procedure. So far, AVG has mainly been studied as a categorical variable and there is a paucity of data on its prognostic value as a continuous variable, especially in patients with high AVG AS, who constitute the majority of patients referred for TAVR...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542867/use-of-active-video-gaming-in-children-with-neuromotor-dysfunction-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Robbin Hickman, Lisa Popescu, Robert Manzanares, Brendan Morris, Szu-Ping Lee, Janet S Dufek
AIM: To examine current evidence on use of active video gaming (AVG) to improve motor function in children with movement disorders including cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, and Down syndrome. METHOD: Scopus, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and CINAHL were searched. Included papers studied the use of AVG for improving movement-related outcomes in these populations. Parameters studied included health condition, strength of evidence, AVG delivery methods, capacity for individualizing play, outcomes addressed, effectiveness for achieving outcomes, and challenges/limitations...
May 19, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536968/clinical-and-imaging-based-prognostic-factors-in-radioembolisation-of-liver-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-exploratory-analysis
#20
Kathy P Willowson, Aimee R Hayes, David L H Chan, Michael Tapner, Elizabeth J Bernard, Richard Maher, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen J Clarke, Dale L Bailey
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between absorbed dose and response of colorectal cancer liver metastases treated with [(90)Y]-resin microspheres and to explore possible clinical and imaging derived prognostic factors. METHODS: FDG PET/CT was used to measure response of individual lesions to a measured absorbed dose, derived from post-treatment (90)Y PET imaging. Predicted dose was also derived from planning [(99m)Tc]-MAA SPECT data...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
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