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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222541/augmented-effects-of-emg-biofeedback-interfaced-with-virtual-reality-on-neuromuscular-control-and-movement-coordination-during-reaching-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ji Won Yoo, Dong Ryul Lee, Young Joo Cha, Sung Hyun You
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the present study was to compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps (T:B) muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor taskOBJECTIVE: To compare therapeutic effects of an electromyography (EMG) biofeedback augmented by virtual reality (VR) and EMG biofeedback alone on the triceps and biceps muscle activity imbalance and elbow joint movement coordination during a reaching motor task in normal children and children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP)...
January 30, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222403/muscular-effects-of-vitamin-d-in-young-athletes-and-non-athletes-and-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Nikolaos E Koundourakis, Pavlina D Avgoustinaki, Niki Malliaraki, Andrew N Margioris
Muscles are major targets of vitamin D. Exposure of skeletal muscles to vitamin D induces the expression of multiple myogenic transcription factors enhancing muscle cell proliferation and differentiation. At the same time vitamin D suppresses the expression of myostatin, a negative regulator of muscle mass. Moreover, vitamin D increases the number of type II or fast twitch muscle cells and in particular that of type IIA cells, while its deficiency causes type IIA cell atrophy. Furthermore, vitamin D supplementation in young males with low vitamin D levels increases the percentage of type IIA fibers in muscles, causing an increase in muscular high power output...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222363/very-short-term-reactive-forecasting-of-the-solar-ultraviolet-index-using-an-extreme-learning-machine-integrated-with-the-solar-zenith-angle
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Ravinesh C Deo, Nathan Downs, Alfio V Parisi, Jan F Adamowski, John M Quilty
Exposure to erythemally-effective solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that contributes to malignant keratinocyte cancers and associated health-risk is best mitigated through innovative decision-support systems, with global solar UV index (UVI) forecast necessary to inform real-time sun-protection behaviour recommendations. It follows that the UVI forecasting models are useful tools for such decision-making. In this study, a model for computationally-efficient data-driven forecasting of diffuse and global very short-term reactive (VSTR) (10-min lead-time) UVI, enhanced by drawing on the solar zenith angle (θs) data, was developed using an extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222210/snapping-hip-syndrome-systematic-review-of-surgical-treatment
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Gabriele Potalivo, Walter Bugiantella
The snapping hip (SH) syndrome is characterised by an audible snapping, often accompanied by pain, which usually occurs with the flexion and extension of the hip during exercise or ordinary daily activities.The causes of SH can be classified as external, internal and intraarticular. The prevalence of asymptomatic SH in the population is unknown and the incidence of symptomatic cases is not well-defined. The painless snapping in the hip is common in the general population; the symptomatic SH with debilitating pain and weakness is often seen in those who take part in activities such as ballet and running hurdles...
February 18, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222057/effects-of-toe-in-and-wider-step-width-in-stair-ascent-with-different-knee-alignments
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Hunter J Bennett, Songning Zhang, Guangping Shen, Joshua T Weinhandl, Max R Paquette, Jeffrey Reinbolt, Dawn P Coe
PURPOSE: Toe-in (TI) and toe-in with wider step width (TIW) gait modifications have successfully reduced the internal peak knee adduction moment (KAM) during level walking and stair ascent tasks, respectively, for healthy and knee osteoarthritis populations. However, the concurrent effects of these modifications have not previously been combined to reduce both the first and the second peak KAM during stair ascent or tested among the different knee alignment groups. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine effects of TI and TIW gait modifications on knee biomechanics during stair ascent in individuals with varus, neutral, and valgus knee alignments...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222049/optimal-load-and-power-spectrum-during-jerk-and-back-jerk-in-competitive-weightlifters
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Francisco Javier Flores, Silvia Sedano, Juan C Redondo
Flores, FJ, Sedano, S, and Redondo, JC. Optimal load and power spectrum during jerk and back jerk in competitive weightlifters. J Strength Cond Res 31(3): 809-816, 2017-Although the ability to develop high levels of power is considered as a key component of success in many sporting activities, the optimal load (Pmax load) that maximizes power output (Pmax) remains controversial mainly during weightlifting movements. The aim of the present study was to determine Pmax load and optimal power spectrum (OPS) required to elicit Pmax by comparing jerk and back jerk exercises in competitive weightlifters...
March 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222005/a-modular-low-complexity-ecg-delineation-algorithm-for-real-time-embedded-systems
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Jose Manuel Bote, Joaquin Recas, Francisco Rincon, David Atienza, Roman Hermida
This work presents a new modular and lowcomplexity algorithm for the delineation of the different ECG waves (QRS, P and T peaks, onsets and end). Involving a reduced number of operations per second and having a small memory footprint, this algorithm is intended to perform realtime delineation on resource-constrained embedded systems. The modular design allows the algorithm to automatically adjust the delineation quality in run time to a wide range of modes and sampling rates, from a Ultra-low power mode when no arrhythmia is detected, in which the ECG is sampled at low frequency, to a complete High-accuracy delineation mode in which the ECG is sampled at high frequency and all the ECG fiducial points are detected, in case of arrhythmia...
February 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220997/highly-stable-sr-free-cobaltite-based-perovskite-cathodes-directly-assembled-on-a-barrier-layer-free-y2-o3-zro2-electrolyte-of-solid-oxide-fuel-cells
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Na Ai, Na Li, William D A Rickard, Yi Cheng, Kongfa Chen, San Ping Jiang
Direct assembly is a newly developed technique in which a cobaltite-based perovskite (CBP) cathode can be directly applied to a barrier-layer-free Y2 O3 -ZrO2 (YSZ) electrolyte with no high-temperature pre-sintering steps. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) based on directly assembled CBPs such as La0.6 Sr0.4 Co0.2 Fe0.8 O3-δ show high performance initially but degrade rapidly under SOFC operation conditions at 750 °C owing to Sr segregation and accumulation at the electrode/electrolyte interface. Herein, the performance and interface of Sr-free CBPs such as LaCoO3-δ (LC) and Sm0...
February 21, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220994/positional-enrichment-by-proton-analysis-pepa-a-one-dimensional-1-h-nmr-approach-for-13-c-stable-isotope-tracer-studies-in-metabolomics
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Maria Vinaixa, Miguel A Rodríguez, Suvi Aivio, Jordi Capellades, Josep Gómez, Nicolau Canyellas, Travis H Stracker, Oscar Yanes
A novel metabolomics approach for NMR-based stable isotope tracer studies called PEPA is presented, and its performance validated using human cancer cells. PEPA detects the position of carbon label in isotopically enriched metabolites and quantifies fractional enrichment by indirect determination of (13) C-satellite peaks using 1D-(1) H-NMR spectra. In comparison with (13) C-NMR, TOCSY and HSQC, PEPA improves sensitivity, accelerates the elucidation of (13) C positions in labeled metabolites and the quantification of the percentage of stable isotope enrichment...
February 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220275/open-source-vendor-independent-automated-multi-beat-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-analysis
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Niti M Dhutia, Massoud Zolgharni, Michael Mielewczik, Madalina Negoita, Stefania Sacchi, Karikaran Manoharan, Darrel P Francis, Graham D Cole
Current guidelines for measuring cardiac function by tissue Doppler recommend using multiple beats, but this has a time cost for human operators. We present an open-source, vendor-independent, drag-and-drop software capable of automating the measurement process. A database of ~8000 tissue Doppler beats (48 patients) from the septal and lateral annuli were analyzed by three expert echocardiographers. We developed an intensity- and gradient-based automated algorithm to measure tissue Doppler velocities. We tested its performance against manual measurements from the expert human operators...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219983/neural-representation-and-causal-models-in-motor-cortex
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Kris S Chaisanguanthum, Helen H Shen, Philip N Sabes
Dorsal premotor (PMd) and primary motor (M1) cortex play a central role in mapping sensation to movement. Many studies of these areas have focused on correlation-based tuning curves relating neural activity to task or movement parameters, but the link between tuning and movement generation is unclear. We recorded motor preparatory activity from populations of neurons in PMd/M1 as macaque monkeys performed a visually guided reaching task and show that tuning curves for sensory inputs (reach target direction) and motor outputs (initial movement direction) are not typically aligned...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219811/stress-echocardiography-in-patients-who-experienced-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-failure
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Manuel Ruiz-Bailén, Jesús Cobo-Molinos, Ana Castillo-Rivera, María Dolores Pola-Gallego-de-Guzmán, Antonio Cárdenas-Cruz, Antonio Martínez-Amat, María Sevilla-Martínez, Clara Hernández-Caballero
INTRODUCTION: Critically ill patients may suffer varying degrees of temporary myocardial dysfunction during respiratory weaning that could play an important role in weaning failure. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we tried to assess the existence of temporary diastolic dysfunction during respiratory weaning. METHODS: Inclusion period is from 2006 to 2015. In this study, we included 181 ventilated patients with cardiogenic shock that were being weaned from mechanical ventilation...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219597/combined-heart-and-kidney-transplantation-a-23-year-experience
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M Awad, L S C Czer, F Esmailian, S Jordan, M A De Robertis, J Mirocha, J Patel, D H Chang, M Kittleson, D Ramzy, F Arabia, J S Chung, J L Cohen, A Trento, J A Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: We report clinical experience with combined heart and kidney transplantation (HKTx) over a 23-year time period. METHODS: From June 1992 to August 2015, we performed 83 combined HKTx procedures at our institution. We compared the more recent cohort of 53 HKTx recipients (group 2, March 2009 to August 2015) with the initial 30 previously reported HKTx recipients (group 1, June 1992 to February 2009). Pre-operative patient characteristics, peri-operative factors, and post-operative outcomes including survival were examined...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219193/-analysis-of-ct-perfusion-imaging-in-chronic-cerebral-circulatory-insufficiency-and-its-relationship-with-crossed-cerebellar-diaschisis
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S L Liu, Y Wang, Y Zhang, H L Xu, J C Wang, W W He, X T Qin, G Q Cao, Y J Yang, Q C Zhuge, W J Chen
Objective: To investigate the change of cerebral microcirculation of chronic cerebral circulation insufficiency(CCCI) patients and the relationship between CCCI and crossed cerebellar diaschisis(CCD)by using 320-detector row of low-dose volume CT perfusion imaging. Methods: A total of 158 patients (103 males, 55 females, from 45 to 82 years old, the mean age was 62.9) with symptoms of CCCI were admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from June 2013 to January 2016. Low-dose CTP imaging of whole brain was performed to them using 320-detector row volume CT scanner...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219130/-the-value-of-brachial-artery-peak-velocity-variation-during-the-valsalva-maneuver-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness
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L F Sheng, M Yan, F J Zhang, Q S Ren, S H Yu, M Wu
Objective: To evaluate whether brachial artery peak velocity variation(ΔVp) during a Valsalva maneuver(VM) could predict fluid responsiveness in spontaneously breathing patients. Methods: Ninety-six patients required radial artery catheter for elective surgery of Ningbo Yinzhou People's Hospital from December 2014 to June 2016 were enrolled. The brachial artery Doppler signal was recorded to measure the ΔVp while the VM was performed.Then doing the volume expansion (VE) , the cardiac output variation (ΔCO) before and after VE were measured...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219093/-impact-of-vitamin-d-in-sports-does-vitamin-d-insufficiency-compromise-athletic-performance
#16
Sebastian Butscheidt, Tim Rolvien, Peter Ueblacker, Michael Amling, Florian Barvencik
: Introduction Vitamin D is essential for calcium homeostasis and regulates the expression of over 900 genes. It thereby influences musculoskeletal health and function. Additionally, multiple other effects were observed through the detection of vitamin D receptors (VDR) in numerous tissues of the human body. Material and Methods We reviewed the literature regarding evidence of the impact of vitamin D on musculoskeletal health and peak athletic performance. Results and Discussion It is well known that there is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the average European population...
February 20, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219020/anthropometrics-at-birth-and-risk-of-a-primary-central-nervous-system-tumour-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marios K Georgakis, Eleni I Kalogirou, Athanasios Liaskas, Maria A Karalexi, Paraskevi Papathoma, Kyriaki Ladopoulou, Maria Kantzanou, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Eleni Th Petridou
BACKGROUND: The aetiology of primary central nervous system (CNS) tumours remains largely unknown, but their childhood peak points to perinatal parameters as tentative risk factors. In this meta-analysis, we opted to quantitatively synthesise published evidence on the association between birth anthropometrics and risk of primary CNS tumour. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified via systematic literature review; random-effects meta-analyses were conducted for the effect of birth weight and size-for-gestational-age on childhood and adult primary CNS tumours; subgroup, sensitivity, meta-regression and dose-response by birth weight category analyses were also performed...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217986/the-effects-of-remote-ischemic-conditioning-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis
#18
Jing Gao, Qingjie Chen, Fen Liu, Qian Zhao, Bangdang Chen, Yun Zhou, Qiang Zhao, Yitong Ma, Yining Yang
INTRODUCTION: Timely and successful reperfusion is effective at improving outcome in patients presenting with STEMI. However, abrupt restoration of blood flow may cause detrimental myocardial repercussion injury. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a potent activator of innate protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. This study assessed remote ischemic conditioning in patients presenting with STEMI treated with primary PCI. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Relevant studies were identified through electronic literature search from PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP...
February 17, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216897/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detector-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-five-compounds-in-the-pulp-and-seed-of-sea-buckthorn
#19
Lu Zhao, E Wen, Halmuart Upur, Shuge Tian
CONTEXT: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) as a traditional Chinese medicinal plant has various uses in Xinjiang. OBJECTIVE: A reversed-phase rapid-resolution liquid-chromatography method with diode array detector was developed for simultaneous determination of protocatechuic acid, rutin, quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin in the pulp and seed of sea buckthorn, a widely used traditional Chinese medicine for promoting metabolism and treating scurvy and other diseases...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216885/simultaneous-determination-of-eight-phenolic-acids-five-saponins-and-four-tanshinones-for-quality-control-of-compound-preparations-containing-danshen-sanqi-herb-pair-by-hplc-dad
#20
Hong Yao, Xiaomei Huang, Shaoguang Li, Youjia Wu, Xinhua Lin, Peiying Shi
BACKGROUND: The herb-pair, Salviaemiltiorrhizae (Danshen, DS) and Panaxnotoginseng (Sanqi,SQ), often occurs in traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in clinics in Asian areas. Many commercial preparations containing the DS-SQ herb-pair were produced by various manufactures with the different production process. The raw materials were from different sources, which raised a challenge to control the quality of the herb-pair medicines...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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