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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537814/a-human-oriented-framework-for-developing-assistive-service-robots
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Conor McGinn, Michael F Cullinan, Mark Culleton, Kevin Kelly
PURPOSE: Multipurpose robots that can perform a range of useful tasks have the potential to increase the quality of life for many people living with disabilities. Owing to factors such as high system complexity, as-yet unresolved research questions and current technology limitations, there is a need for effective strategies to coordinate the development process. METHOD: Integrating established methodologies based on human-centred design and universal design, a framework was formulated to coordinate the robot design process over successive iterations of prototype development...
May 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535519/development-of-the-new-kibou%C3%A2-equipment-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-from-scratch-to-the-final-configuration
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Mauro Neri, Anna Lorenzin, Alessandra Brendolan, Francesco Garzotto, Fiorenza Ferrari, Silvia De Rosa, Raffaele Bonato, Gianluca Villa, Simona Bazzano, Fiorella D''Ippoliti, Zaccaria Ricci, Gaetano La Manna, Claudio Ronco
A new technology has recently appeared in the area of extracorporeal therapies for critically ill patients with acute kidney injury. The International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza was involved from the beginning in the development of a new continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) equipment with peculiar characteristics. We report the overall experience from design of the new machine to its in vitro and in vivo testing. Kibou® (Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) is a new multifunctional machine designed for delivering RRT...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534393/simple-approach-to-high-performance-stretchable-heaters-based-on-kirigami-patterning-of-conductive-paper-for-wearable-thermotherapy-applications
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Nam-Su Jang, Kang-Hyun Kim, Sung-Hun Ha, Soo-Ho Jung, Hye Moon Lee, Jong-Man Kim
Recent efforts to develop stretchable resistive heaters open up the possibility for their use in wearable thermotherapy applications. Such heaters should have high electrothermal performance and stability to be used practically, and the fabrication must be simple, economic, reproducible, and scalable. Here we present a simple yet highly efficient way of producing high-performance stretchable heaters, which is based on a facile kirigami pattering (the art of cutting and folding paper) of a highly conductive paper for practical wearable thermotherapy...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534312/evaluation-of-a-novel-multi-articulated-endoscope-proof-of-concept-through-a-virtual-simulation
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Tuukka Karvonen, Yusuke Muranishi, Goshiro Yamamoto, Tomohiro Kuroda, Toshihiko Sato
PURPOSE: In endoscopic surgery such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and laparoscopic surgery, providing the surgeon a good view of the target is important. Rigid endoscope has for years been the go-to tool for this purpose, but it has certain limitations like the inability to work around obstacles. To improve on current tools, a novel multi-articulated endoscope (MAE) is currently under development. To investigate its feasibility and possible value, we performed a user test using virtual prototype of the MAE with the intent to show that it outperforms the conventional endoscope while bringing minimal additional burden to the operator...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532037/multifactor-analysis-on-the-effect-of-collagen-concentration-cross-linking-and-fiber-pore-orientation-on-chemical-microstructural-mechanical-and-biological-properties-of-collagen-type-i-scaffolds
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E Suesca, A M A Dias, M E M Braga, H C de Sousa, M R Fontanilla
This work evaluates the effect of processing variables on some physicochemical and mechanical properties of multi- and unidirectional laminar collagen type I scaffolds. The processing variables considered in this study included microstructure orientation (uni- and multidirectional fiber/pore controlled by freeze-drying methodology), cross-linking (chemical - using genipin and glutaraldehyde, and physical - using a dehydrothermal method), and collagen concentration (2, 5 and 8mg/ml). The biocompatibility of the scaffolds obtained in each of the evaluated manufacturing processes was also assessed...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531848/a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-of-the-prevalence-and-incidence-of-perinatal-depression
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REVIEW
C A Woody, A J Ferrari, D J Siskind, H A Whiteford, M G Harris
BACKGROUND: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of the disease burden for women of childbearing age, but the burden of MDD attributable to perinatal depression is not yet known. There has been little effort to date to systematically review available literature and produce global estimates of prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression. Enhanced understanding will help to guide resource allocation for screening and treatment. METHODS: A systematic literature review using the databases PsycINFO and PubMED returned 140 usable prevalence estimates from 96 studies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530885/ehr-usability-get-it-right-from-the-start
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Kathryn M Kellogg, Rollin J Fairbanks, Raj M Ratwani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530884/a-roundtable-discussion-usability-human-factors-and-health-it-providing-effective-guidance-while-nurturing-innovation
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Joe Sheffer, Zach Hettinger, Lana Lowry, Amanda Mander, Walter Suarez, Matthew B Weinger, Michael Wiklund
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530490/role-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-clinical-trials-recommendations-on-reporting
#9
Oliver Schnell, Katharine Barnard, Richard Bergenstal, Emanuele Bosi, Satish Garg, Bruno Guerci, Thomas Haak, Irl B Hirsch, Linong Ji, Shashank R Joshi, Maarten Kamp, Lori Laffel, Mathieu Chantal, William H Polonsky, Frank Snoek, Philip Home
Thanks to significant improvements in the precision, accuracy, and usability of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), its relevance in both ambulatory diabetes care and clinical research is increasing. In this study, we address the latter perspective and derive provisional reporting recommendations. CGM systems have been available since around the year 2000 and used primarily in people with type 1 diabetes. In contrast to self-measured glucose, CGM can provide continuous real-time measurement of glucose levels, alerts for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and a detailed assessment of glycemic variability...
May 22, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528368/preparation-of-allogeneic-bone-for-alveolar-ridge-augmentation
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Kornel Krasny, Artur Kamiński, Marta Krasny, Tomasz Czech, Andrzej Wojtowicz
Implant treatment is safe and predictable with sufficient amount and quality of bone tissue. In case of severely reduced bone tissue after a tooth was lost, augmentation of such tissue is necessary before implant embedment. Retrospective evaluation covered 380 alveolar ridge reconstructions. The study material consisted of human grafts prepared by the Department of Transplantology and Central Tissue Bank, Medical University of Warsaw. Presentation of laboratory procedures in the context of physical parameters of frozen, radiation sterilised, allogeneic corticocancellous material was presented...
May 20, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527499/it-is-from-mars-and-physicians-from-venus-bridging-the-gap
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REVIEW
Mark E Huang
With increasing adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and legislative mandates for its use within the United States, collaboration between physicians and information technology (IT) staff is essential. Current challenges that physicians face include addressing EHR usability, system performance, adequate training, issue resolution, regulatory compliance, and lack of awareness of IT roles. These challenges lead to gaps in communication between clinicians and IT staff. Strategies to improve collaboration between physicians and IT staff include increasing physician involvement with health information technology software development, involvement with legislative regulations and standards, IT project implementation, as well as system stabilization and optimization...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526675/iterative-user-interface-design-for-automated-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-calculator-in-sepsis-detection
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Christopher Ansel Aakre, Jaben E Kitson, Man Li, Vitaly Herasevich
BACKGROUND: The new sepsis definition has increased the need for frequent sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score recalculation and the clerical burden of information retrieval makes this score ideal for automated calculation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to (1) estimate the clerical workload of manual SOFA score calculation through a time-motion analysis and (2) describe a user-centered design process for an electronic medical record (EMR) integrated, automated SOFA score calculator with subsequent usability evaluation study...
May 18, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526667/patient-centered-decision-support-formative-usability-evaluation-of-integrated-clinical-decision-support-with-a-patient-decision-aid-for-minor-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department
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Edward R Melnick, Erik P Hess, George Guo, Maggie Breslin, Kevin Lopez, Anthony J Pavlo, Fuad Abujarad, Seth M Powsner, Lori A Post
BACKGROUND: The Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Head Rule, a clinical decision rule designed to safely reduce imaging in minor head injury, has been rigorously validated and implemented, and yet expected decreases in CT were unsuccessful. Recent work has identified empathic care as a key component in decreasing CT overuse. Health information technology can hinder the clinician-patient relationship. Patient-centered decision tools to support the clinician-patient relationship are needed to promote evidence-based decisions...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526482/reducing-trunk-compensation-in-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-crossover-trial-comparing-visual-vs-force-feedback-modalities
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Bulmaro Adolfo Valdés, Andrea Nicole Schneider, Hendrik Fridolijn Machiel Van der Loos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the compensatory trunk movements of stroke survivors observed during reaching tasks can be decreased by force and visual feedback, and examine whether one of these feedback modalities is more efficacious than the other in reducing this compensatory tendency. DESIGN: Randomized Crossover Trial SETTING: University research laboratory PARTICIPANTS: 15 community dwelling older adults: 5 female, 64 ± 11 years old, with hemiplegia from non-traumatic hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke (> 3 months post-stroke), recruited from stroke recovery groups, the research group's website and the community...
May 16, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526416/treatment-strategy-for-type-2-diabetes-with-obesity-focus-on-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists
#15
REVIEW
Qiuhe Ji
PURPOSE: The progressive nature of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) calls for step-wise intensification of therapy for maintaining normal glycemic levels and lowering cardiovascular (CV) risk. Because obesity is a prominent risk factor and comorbidity of T2DM, it further elevates the CV risk in T2DM. Therefore, it is vital to manage weight, obesity, and glycemic parameters for effective T2DM management. Few oral antidiabetic drugs (sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones) and insulin are not suitable for obese patients with T2DM because these drugs cause weight gain...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526360/the-flashe-study-survey-development-dyadic-perspectives-and-participant-characteristics
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Linda C Nebeling, Erin Hennessy, April Y Oh, Laura A Dwyer, Heather Patrick, Heidi M Blanck, Frank M Perna, Rebecca A Ferrer, Amy L Yaroch
The National Cancer Institute developed the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study to examine multiple cancer preventive behaviors within parent-adolescent dyads. The purpose of creating FLASHE was to enable the examination of physical activity, diet, and other cancer preventive behaviors and potential correlates among parent-adolescent dyads. FLASHE surveys were developed from a process involving literature reviews, scientific input from experts in the field, cognitive testing, and usability testing...
June 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526348/chitosan-co-hyaluronic-acid-porous-cryogels-and-their-application-in-tissue-engineering
#17
Tuğçe Kutlusoy, Burcu Oktay, Nilhan Kayaman Apohan, Mediha Süleymanoğlu, Serap Erdem Kuruca
In this work, the usability of chitosan-co-hyaluronic acid cryogels as a tissue-engineering scaffold was investigated. Chitosan-co-hyaluronic acid cryogels were synthesized at subzero temperature. Cryogels which were composed of various compositions of chitosan and hyaluronic acid (0, 10, 20, 30 and 50wt% hyaluronic acid) was prepared. Morphological studies showed that the macroporous cryogels have been developed with 90-95% porosity. Particularly, the mechanical and biomaterial property of pure chitosan was improved by making copolymer with hyaluronic acid in different concentration...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526272/enhancement-of-waste-activated-sludge-was-anaerobic-digestion-by-means-of-pre-and-intermediate-treatments-technical-and-economic-analysis-at-a-full-scale-wwtp
#18
Giuseppe Campo, Alberto Cerutti, Mariachiara Zanetti, Gerardo Scibilia, Eugenio Lorenzi, Barbara Ruffino
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the most commonly applied end-treatment for the excess of waste activated sludge (WAS) generated in biological wastewater treatment processes. The efficacy of different typologies of pre-treatments in liberating intra-cellular organic substances and make them more usable for AD was demonstrated in several studies. However, the production of new extracellular polymeric substances (EPSs) that occur during an AD process, due to microbial metabolism, self-protective reactions and cell lysis, partially neutralizes the benefit of pre-treatments...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525802/fast-and-reliable-pre-approach-for-scanning-probe-microscopes-based-on-tip-sample-capacitance
#19
J M de Voogd, M A van Spronsen, F E Kalff, B Bryant, O Ostojić, A M J den Haan, I M N Groot, T H Oosterkamp, A F Otte, M J Rost
Within the last three decades Scanning Probe Microscopy has been developed to a powerful tool for measuring surfaces and their properties on an atomic scale such that users can be found nowadays not only in academia but also in industry. This development is still pushed further by researchers, who continuously exploit new possibilities of this technique, as well as companies that focus mainly on the usability. However, although imaging has become significantly easier, the time required for a safe approach (without unwanted tip-sample contact) can be very time consuming, especially if the microscope is not equipped or suited for the observation of the tip-sample distance with an additional optical microscope...
May 10, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525772/implementation-of-glycanbuilder-to-draw-a-wide-variety-of-ambiguous-glycans
#20
Shinichiro Tsuchiya, Nobuyuki P Aoki, Daisuke Shinmachi, Masaaki Matsubara, Issaku Yamada, Kiyoko F Aoki-Kinoshita, Hisashi Narimatsu
GlyTouCan version 1.0 was released in 2015 as the international glycan structure repository, and a new sequence format called WURCS (Web3 Unique Representation of Carbohydrate Structures) was proposed during the early stages of the GlyTouCan project. GlyTouCan uses WURCS as its base representation for glycans because existing formats were insufficient in their flexibility to represent any and all glycans universally. Therefore, in order to obtain WURCS strings for existing or new glycan structures, conversion tools or glycan structure editors that can export WURCS became necessary...
April 19, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
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