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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630871/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-treatment-of-cerebral-hemorrhage-with-naoxueshu-oral-liquid
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Lijun Wu, Yanda Li, Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaomeng Ren, Haiyan Zhu, Yikun Sun, Yanwei Xing, Lingqun Zhu, Yonghong Gao, Hongcai Shang
NaoXueShu oral liquid invigorates Qi and promotes blood circulation, which is mainly used for treating the acute stage of the meridian of hemorrhagic apoplexy and acute blood stasis syndrome during early convalescence. Its main clinical manifestations include hemiplegia, mouth askew, hemianesthesia, and inarticulateness. It is used mainly in patients with lobar hemorrhage, basal ganglia, and thalamus of the small amount of bleeding without disturbing consciousness of hypertensive cerebral. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and adverse effects of NaoXueShu oral liquid on the treatment of cerebral hemorrhage...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621750/initial-alignment-for-sins-based-on-pseudo-earth-frame-in-polar-regions
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Yanbin Gao, Meng Liu, Guangchun Li, Xingxing Guang
An accurate initial alignment must be required for inertial navigation system (INS). The performance of initial alignment directly affects the following navigation accuracy. However, the rapid convergence of meridians and the small horizontalcomponent of rotation of Earth make the traditional alignment methods ineffective in polar regions. In this paper, from the perspective of global inertial navigation, a novel alignment algorithm based on pseudo-Earth frame and backward process is proposed to implement the initial alignment in polar regions...
June 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605513/a-quadrantic-bias-in-prefrontal-representation-of-visual-mnemonic-space
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Matthew L Leavitt, Florian Pieper, Adam J Sachs, Julio C Martinez-Trujillo
Single neurons in primate dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dLPFC) are known to encode working memory (WM) representations of visual space. Psychophysical studies have shown that the horizontal and vertical meridians of the visual field can bias spatial information maintained in WM. However, most studies and models have tacitly assumed that dLPFC neurons represent mnemonic space homogenously. The anatomical organization of these representations has also eluded clear parametric description. We investigated these issues by recording from neuronal ensembles in macaque dLPFC with microelectrode arrays while subjects performed an oculomotor delayed-response task...
June 9, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602330/mean-shape-of-the-human-limbus
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Alejandra Consejo, Clara Llorens-Quintana, Hema Radhakrishnan, D Robert Iskander
PURPOSE: To characterize the mean topographic shape of the limbus of a normal human eye and determine whether it depends on age or refractive power. SETTING: University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Participants with no previous ocular surgeries were included in this study. The left eye was measured with a corneoscleral topographer (Eye Surface Profiler). From the raw anterior eye height data, the topographic limbus was demarcated and fitted in 3 dimensions to a circle, an ellipse, and a Fourier series...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593103/natural-history-of-rod-mediated-dark-adaptation-over-2-years-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Cynthia Owsley, Mark E Clark, Gerald McGwin
PURPOSE: To characterize the natural history of rod-mediated dark adaptation (RMDA) over 2 years in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This information will be useful in understanding the potential of RMDA to serve as a functional endpoint in proof-of-concept studies and clinical trials on intermediate AMD. METHODS: RMDA was measured in eyes with intermediate AMD at baseline and follow-up visits over 2 years at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586496/small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-for-hyperopia-optical-zone-diameter-and-spherical-aberration-induction
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Dan Z Reinstein, Kishore R Pradhan, Glenn I Carp, Timothy J Archer, Marine Gobbe, Walter Sekundo, Raynan Khan, Purushottam Dhungana
PURPOSE: To evaluate optical zone diameter efficacy and spherical aberration change in hyperopic small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Prospective study of 60 consecutive hyperopic SMILE procedures using the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) and matched LASIK procedures with the VisuMax and MEL 80 excimer (Carl Zeiss Meditec) lasers. Inclusion criteria were maximum attempted hyperopic meridian of between +1.00 and +7.00 diopters (D)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579743/novel-positioning-sensor-with-real-time-feedback-for-improved-postoperative-positioning-pilot-study-in-control-subjects
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Frank L Brodie, David A Ramirez, Sundar Pandian, Kelly Woo, Ashwin Balakrishna, Eugene De Juan, Hyuck Choo, Robert H Grubbs
INTRODUCTION: Repair of retinal detachment frequently requires use of intraocular gas. Patients are instructed to position themselves postoperatively to appose the intraocular bubble to the retinal break(s). We developed a novel wearable wireless positioning sensor, which provides real-time audiovisual feedback on the accuracy of positioning. METHODS: Eight healthy volunteers wore the wireless sensor for 3 hours while instructed to maintain their head tilted toward the 2 o'clock meridian with no audiovisual feedback...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561277/a-large-scale-study-of-misophonia
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Romke Rouw, Mercede Erfanian
OBJECTIVE: We aim to elucidate misophonia, a condition in which particular sounds elicit disproportionally strong aversive reactions. METHOD: A large online study extensively surveyed personal, developmental, and clinical characteristics of over 300 misophonics. RESULTS: Most participants indicated that their symptoms started in childhood or early teenage years. Severity of misophonic responses increases over time. One third of participants reported having family members with similar symptoms...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557589/comparison-of-intraocular-lens-position-change-following-two-different-implantation-techniques
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Serdar Ozates, Mustafa Koc, Mehmet Murat Uzel, Pelin Yilmazbas
PURPOSE: To assess the decentration and tilt of one-piece foldable acrylic intraocular lens following two different intraocular lens implantation techniques. METHODS: This prospective, randomized clinical study conducted on 102 eyes of 91 patients who underwent cataract surgery between September 2015 and May 2016 at Ulucanlar Eye Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Intraocular lens implantations were performed with the help of an ophthalmic viscosurgical device or a hydroimplantation technique during surgery...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556875/nonpharmacological-treatments-for-post-stroke-depression-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi, Roberta L Huna Wagner, Ruth Lindquist
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments for PSD and present findings regarding the efficacy of investigated treatments...
May 30, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546679/effect-of-lotus-posture-on-acupuncture-meridian-energies-a-controlled-trial
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, T M Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Many studies have assessed Yoga practices using instruments such as AcuGraph, which measures conductances at Jing-Well points of acupuncture meridians. Such studies find that participation in Yoga programs ranging from a weekend to many months systematically increases subtle energy. Here, we report comparison of Jing-Well point conductances before and after sitting in Lotus Posture with those before and after sitting in a chair. METHODS: This was a controlled study conducted on 52 male Yoga practitioners (mean age in years 23...
May 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540006/office-based-relaxing-incision-procedure-for-correction-of-astigmatism-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
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Mohammad Ali Javadi, Sepehr Feizi, Firooz Mirbabaee, Yousef Fekri
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of a simple and effective office-based procedure for the correction of astigmatism after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). METHODS: This study enrolled 24 consecutive keratoconic eyes that developed an intolerable amount of graft astigmatism after DALK. The location and extension of steep semi-meridians were determined using corneal topography. Office-based relaxing incision procedures were performed at the slit-lamp biomicroscope using a 27-gauge needle...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515566/autonomous-sensory-meridian-response-what-is-it-and-why-should-we-care
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James V Lloyd, Thomas P O Ashdown, Lucy R Jawad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514248/foveal-curvature-and-asymmetry-assessed-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Dean A VanNasdale, Amanda Eilerman, Aaron Zimmerman, Nicky Lai, Keith Ramsey, Loraine T Sinnott
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to use cross-sectional optical coherence tomography imaging and custom curve fitting software to evaluate and model the foveal curvature as a spherical surface and to compare the radius of curvature in the horizontal and vertical meridians and test the sensitivity of this technique to anticipated meridional differences. METHODS: Six 30-degree foveal-centered radial optical coherence tomography cross-section scans were acquired in the right eye of 20 clinically normal subjects...
June 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505617/ganglion-cell-complex-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-evidence-by-sd-oct-manual-segmentation
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Pedro Camacho, Marco Dutra-Medeiros, Liliana Páris
PURPOSE: To evaluate ganglion cell layer (GCL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness manually by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in subjects with early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 12 locations on the horizontal meridian. METHODS: A total of 450 eyes (specifically, 246 eyes classified as having early/intermediate AMD plus 204 control eyes) were studied. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to compare values between the healthy controls and the AMD group and also between the subgroups under study...
May 16, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501441/repeatability-of-topographic-corneal-thickness-in-keratoconus-comparing-visante%C3%A2-oct-and-oculus-pentacam-hr-%C3%A2-topographer
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Heinz Otchere, Luigina Sorbara
PURPOSE: To assess the repeatability and reproducibility of Visante™ OCT and Oculus Pentacam HR® in measuring central (CCT) and topographic corneal thickness (TCT) along the principle meridians in keratoconus (KC) corneae. METHOD: Twenty participants diagnosed with KC were recruited. There were two study visits. On the first study visit, two repeated corneal thickness measurements were obtained with each instrument. Measurements were repeated at least 48hrs later in the same order...
May 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495356/scleral-topography-analysed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Stefan Bandlitz, Joachim Bäumer, Uwe Conrad, James Wolffsohn
PURPOSE: A detailed evaluation of the corneo-scleral-profile (CSP) is of particular relevance in soft and scleral lenses fitting. The aim of this study was to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to analyse the profile of the limbal sclera and to evaluate the relationship between central corneal radii, corneal eccentricity and scleral radii. METHODS: Using OCT (Optos OCT/SLO; Dunfermline, Scotland, UK) the limbal scleral radii (SR) of 30 subjects (11M, 19F; mean age 23...
May 8, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492726/theoretical-basis-application-reliability-and-sample-size-estimates-of-a-meridian-energy-analysis-device-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-research
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Ming-Yen Tsai, Shih-Yu Chen, Chung-Chun Lin
OBJECTIVES: The Meridian Energy Analysis Device is currently a popular tool in the scientific research of meridian electrophysiology. In this field, it is generally believed that measuring the electrical conductivity of meridians provides information about the balance of bioenergy or Qi-blood in the body. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed database based on some original articles from 1956 to 2014 and the authoŕs clinical experience. In this short communication, we provide clinical examples of Meridian Energy Analysis Device application, especially in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, discuss the reliability of the measurements, and put the values obtained into context by considering items of considerable variability and by estimating sample size...
April 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483188/agnihotra-yajna-a-prototype-of-south-asian-traditional-medical-knowledge
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Rahul Raveendran Nair
This study conceptualizes the principle of agnihotra yajna. The perusal of ancient and modern literature reveals that the functioning of the human body is impossible without maintaining an energetic continuum driven by sunlight. The seven major chakras existing over the spinal cord help to maintain this energetic continuum. Agnihotra yajna is proposed to balance the chakra system as a whole by minimizing entropy. Offerings of natural elements to fire lit in a copper pyramid during agnihotra liberate various volatile compounds having potent pharmacological actions...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483184/electrodermal-screening-of-asthmatics-with-acugraph-4
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age 35.36 ± 8.68 years) and fifty similarly aged (34.11 ± 7.29 years) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
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