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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343334/design-and-test-of-a-microsoft-kinect-based-system-for-delivering-adaptive-visual-feedback-to-stroke-patients-during-training-of-upper-limb-movement
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Daniel Simonsen, Mirjana B Popovic, Erika G Spaich, Ole Kæseler Andersen
The present paper describes the design and test of a low-cost Microsoft Kinect-based system for delivering adaptive visual feedback to stroke patients during the execution of an upper limb exercise. Eleven sub-acute stroke patients with varying degrees of upper limb function were recruited. Each subject participated in a control session (repeated twice) and a feedback session (repeated twice). In each session, the subjects were presented with a rectangular pattern displayed on a vertical mounted monitor embedded in the table in front of the patient...
March 25, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343333/use-of-phase-locking-value-in-sensorimotor-rhythm-based-brain-computer-interface-zero-phase-coupling-and-effects-of-spatial-filters
#2
Wenjuan Jian, Minyou Chen, Dennis J McFarland
Phase-locking value (PLV) is a potentially useful feature in sensorimotor rhythm-based brain-computer interface (BCI). However, volume conduction may cause spurious zero-phase coupling between two EEG signals and it is not clear whether PLV effects are independent of spectral amplitude. Volume conduction might be reduced by spatial filtering, but it is uncertain what impact this might have on PLV. Therefore, the goal of this study was to explore whether zero-phase PLV is meaningful and how it is affected by spatial filtering...
March 25, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343270/magnetic-field-discrimination-learning-and-memory-in-the-yellow-stingray-urobatis-jamaicensis
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Kyle C Newton, Stephen M Kajiura
Elasmobranch fishes (sharks, skates, and rays) have been hypothesized to use the geomagnetic field as a cue for orienting and navigating across a wide range of spatial scales. Magnetoreception has been demonstrated in many invertebrate and vertebrate taxa, including elasmobranchs, but this sensory modality and the cognitive abilities of cartilaginous fishes are poorly studied. Wild caught yellow stingrays, Urobatis jamaicensis (N = 8), underwent conditioning to associate a magnetic stimulus with a food reward in order to elicit foraging behaviors...
March 25, 2017: Animal Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343219/simulation-based-training-in-flexible-bronchoscopy-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-ebus-tbna-a-systematic-review
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Therese Maria Henriette Naur, Philip Mørkeberg Nilsson, Pia Iben Pietersen, Paul Frost Clementsen, Lars Konge
BACKGROUND: The use of simulators in a training programme for technically challenging procedures has the advantages of lowering the risk of patient complications while helping the trainees with the initial part of their learning curve. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of simulation-based training in flexible bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). METHODS: We identified 1,006 publications in the PubMed database and included publications on flexible bronchoscopy below the carina and EBUS involving hands-on simulation-based training...
March 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343203/developing-the-professional-competence-of-future-doctors-in-the-instructional-setting-of-higher-medical-educational-institutions
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Halyna Yu Morokhovets, Yuliia V Lysanets
INTRODUCTION: The main objectives of higher medical education is the continuous professional improvement of physicians to meet the needs dictated by the modern world both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In this respect, the system of higher medical education has undergone certain changes - from determining the range of professional competences to the adoption of new standards of education in medicine. AIM: The article aims to analyze the parameters of doctor's professionalism in the context of competence-based approach and to develop practical recommendations for the improvement of instruction techniques...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343079/population-model-of-bladder-motion-and-deformation-based-on-dominant-eigenmodes-and-mixed-effects-models-in-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
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Richard Rios, Renaud De Crevoisier, Juan D Ospina, Frederic Commandeur, Caroline Lafond, Antoine Simon, Pascal Haigron, Jairo Espinosa, Oscar Acosta
In radiotherapy for prostate cancer irradiation of neighboring organs at risk may lead to undesirable side-effects. Given this setting, the bladder presents the largest inter-fraction shape variations hampering the computation of the actual delivered dose vs. planned dose. This paper proposes a population model, based on longitudinal data, able to estimate the probability of bladder presence during treatment, using only the planning computed tomography (CT) scan as input information. As in previously-proposed principal component analysis (PCA) population-based models, we have used the data to obtain the dominant eigenmodes that describe bladder geometric variations between fractions...
March 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343024/sex-estimation-with-the-total-area-of-the-proximal-femur-a-densitometric-approach
#7
Francisco Curate, Anabela Albuquerque, Izilda Ferreira, Eugénia Cunha
The estimation of sex is a central step to establish the biological profile of an anonymous skeletal individual. Imaging techniques, including bone densitometry, have been used to evaluate sex in remains incompletely skeletonized. In this paper, we present a technique for sex estimation using the total area (TA) of the proximal femur, a two-dimensional areal measurement determined through densitometry. TA was acquired from a training sample (112 females; 112 males) from the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (University of Coimbra, Portugal)...
March 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343000/evidence-for-similar-patterns-of-neural-activity-elicted-by-picture-and-word-based-representations-of-natural-scenes
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Manoj Kumar, Kara D Federmeier, Li Fei-Fei, Diane M Beck
A long-standing core question in cognitive science is whether different modalities and representation types (pictures, words, sounds, etc.) access a common store of semantic information. Although different input types have been shown to activate a shared network of brain regions, this does not necessitate that there is a common representation, as the neurons in these regions could still differentially process the different modalities. However, multi-voxel pattern analysis can be used to assess whether, e.g...
March 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342992/estimating-removals-of-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-from-wastewater-treatment-plants-the-critical-role-of-wastewater-hydrodynamics
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Zeina Baalbaki, Tamanna Sultana, Chris Metcalfe, Viviane Yargeau
Accurate data is needed to evaluate the capacity of wastewater treatments plants (WWTPs) to remove contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). The variability of CEC removals reported in the literature has raised questions about the methods used to estimate removals. In this study, we used the recently proposed "fractionated approach" to account for the influence of hydrodynamics in WWTPs and applied this method for estimating the removal of 23 target CECs. Data on the conductivity and temperature of wastewater at two WWTPs were used to determine the hydraulic model that best described the flow regime of treatment units...
March 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342990/telephone-adapted-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-tmbsr-for-patients-awaiting-kidney-transplantation
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Cynthia R Gross, Maryanne Reilly-Spong, Taehwan Park, Ruizhi Zhao, Olga V Gurvich, Hassan N Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Patients with progressive kidney disease experience increasing physiologic and psychosocial stressors and declining health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, active-controlled, open-label trial to test whether a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program delivered in a novel workshop-teleconference format would reduce symptoms and improve HRQOL in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Sixty-three transplant candidates were randomized to one of two arms: i) telephone-adapted MBSR (tMBSR, an 8-week program of meditation and yoga); or ii) a telephone-based support group (tSupport)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342946/negait-a-new-parser-for-medical-text-simplification-using-morphological-sentential-and-double-negation
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Partha Mukherjee, Gondy Leroy, David Kauchak, Srinidhi Rajanarayanan, Damian Y Romero Diaz, Nicole P Yuan, T Gail Pritchard, Sonia Colina
Many different text features influence text readability and content comprehension. Negation is commonly suggested as one such feature, but few general-purpose tools exist to discover negation and studies of the impact of negation on text readability are rare. In this paper, we introduce a new negation parser (NegAIT) for detecting morphological, sentential, and double negation. We evaluated the parser using a human annotated gold standard containing 500 Wikipedia sentences and achieved 95%, 89% and 67% precision with 100%, 80%, and 67% recall, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342828/-resistance-training-for-muscle-weakness-in-multiple-sclerosis-direct-versus-contralateral-approach-in-individuals-with-ankle-dorsiflexors-disparity-in-strength
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Andrea Manca, Maria Paola Cabboi, Daniele Dragone, Francesca Ginatempo, Enzo Ortu, Edoardo Rosario De Natale, Beniamina Mercante, Giovanni Mureddu, Guido Bua, Franca Deriu
OBJECTIVE: To compare effects of contralateral strength training (CST) versus direct strength training (DST) of the more-affected ankle dorsiflexors on muscle performance and clinical-functional outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) exhibiting inter-limb strength asymmetry. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with relapsing-remitting MS and mild-to-moderate disability (EDSS≤6) presenting with ankle dorsiflexors' strength disparity...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342724/a-hypergraph-and-arithmetic-residue-based-probabilistic-neural-network-for-classification-in-intrusion-detection-systems
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M R Gauthama Raman, Nivethitha Somu, Kannan Kirthivasan, V S Shankar Sriram
Over the past few decades, the design of an intelligent Intrusion Detection System (IDS) remains an open challenge to the research community. Continuous efforts by the researchers have resulted in the development of several learning models based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to improve the performance of the IDSs. However, there exists a tradeoff with respect to the stability of ANN architecture and the detection rate for less frequent attacks. This paper presents a novel approach based on Helly property of Hypergraph and Arithmetic Residue-based Probabilistic Neural Network (HG AR-PNN) to address the classification problem in IDS...
February 17, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342723/effects-of-eccentric-overload-training-on-patellar-tendon-and-vastus-lateralis-in-three-days-of-consecutive-running
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Fernando Sanz-López, César Berzosa, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Antonio Martínez-Amat
BACKGROUND: The analysis of structural changes in patellar tendon and muscle of healthy subjects in response to mechanical loads provides useful insight into the mechanism underlying overuse injuries. METHODS: Changes produced in tendon and muscles structures after eccentric overload training and three consecutive running days were examined. Twenty healthy subjects were recruited and divided into two groups. One group (ECC) performed eccentric overload squat training (six weeks)...
March 22, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342700/nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-survey-of-canadian-practice
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Ricky D Turgeon, Stephano J Chang, Charlotte Dandurand, Peter A Gooderham, Camille Hunt
Tobacco smoke increases the risk of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), as well as complications such as vasospasm. Most patients presenting with aneurysmal SAH smoke, and many survivors continue to smoke after discharge. Neurosurgeons often hesitate to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) during hospitalization of patients with SAH due to concerns of inducing vasospasm. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy, and patterns of use of NRT in smokers hospitalized for SAH. We performed a systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, and unpublished sources of literature to October 2016 for randomized and observational studies comparing exposure to non-exposure of smoking cessation products in the acute phase of aneurysmal SAH...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342686/taiji-tai-chi-for-fall-prevention-in-the-elderly-training-the-trainers-evaluation-project
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Lucy Bartimole, Mary A Fristad
Falls in the elderly are common and a major, costly health problem. Taiji addresses many issues related to fall risk. We determined whether intensive weekend training can sufficiently train persons who have baseline familiarity with Taiji to model and teach fundamentals of Taiji to the elderly. Prior to training, registrants received a manual, video and online links for review and practice. Assessments were completed pre-/post-training. Training occurred in four cities of one state. 34 adults completed training, two did not complete evaluations (ns = 12, 13, 4, and 5 at the four sites)...
February 24, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342682/a-home-program-of-strength-training-movement-strategy-training-and-education-did-not-prevent-falls-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomised-trial
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Meg E Morris, Nicholas F Taylor, Jennifer Watts, Andrew Evans, Malcolm Horne, Peter Kempster, Mary Danoudis, Jennifer J McGinley, Clarissa Martin, Hylton B Menz
QUESTIONS: For people with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, does a 6-week, comprehensive, home exercise program reduce falls and disability and improve health-related quality of life? Is the program cost-effective? DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation and assessor blinding. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and thirty-three community-dwelling adults with Parkinson's disease. INTERVENTION: The experimental group completed a 6-week home program comprising progressive resistance strength training, movement strategy training and falls education...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342674/mindfulness-predicts-student-nurses-communication-self-efficacy-a-cross-national-comparative-study
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Vibeke Sundling, Annelie J Sundler, Inger K Holmström, Dorte Vesterager Kristensen, Hilde Eide
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare student nurses' communication self-efficacy, empathy, and mindfulness across two countries, and to analyse the relationship between these qualities. METHODS: The study had a cross-sectional design. Data was collected from final year student nurses in Norway and Sweden. Communication self-efficacy, empathy, and mindfulness were reported by questionnaires; Clear-cut communication with patients, Jefferson Scale of Empathy, and Langer 14 items mindfulness scale...
March 11, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342652/effective-hospital-wide-education-in-hemorrhage-control
#19
James R Hegvik, Sarah K Spilman, Sherry D Olson, Carrie A Gilchrist, Richard A Sidwell
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled hemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable traumatic death. Bleeding victims must receive immediate medical attention to save lives, and the first opportunity to control bleeding after trauma often comes from bystanders. Educating the general public is important for improving outcomes for hemorrhaging victims, and it is imperative for all people, including those with no clinical training, to have the knowledge to respond until trained medical specialists arrive...
March 4, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342638/-rationale-and-complications-of-the-anterior-lateral-extrapleural-retroperitoneal-approach-for-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures-experience-in-86-consecutive-patients
#20
Pedro David Delgado-López, Antonio Rodríguez-Salazar, Vicente Martín-Velasco, Javier Martín-Alonso, José Manuel Castilla-Díez, Ana Galacho-Harriero, Elena Araús-Galdós
OBJECTIVES: To describe the rationale, pros and cons, and complications of the anterior-lateral extrapleural retroperitoneal approach for unstable (TLICS>4) thoracolumbar fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and radiological data and outcomes from a cohort treated surgically via said approach were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were operated on exclusively by 5 neurosurgeons trained in spine surgery. RESULTS: Between June 1999 and December 2015, 86 patients underwent surgery (median age 42years, most common level: L1)...
March 22, 2017: Neurocirugía
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