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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814047/a-simple-tool-to-measure-spasticity-in-spinal-cord-injury-subjects
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Arash Arami, Nevio L Tagliamonte, Federica Tamburella, Hsieng-Yung Huang, Marco Molinari, Etienne Burdet
This work presents a wearable device and the algorithms for quantitative modelling of joint spasticity and its application in a pilot group of subjects with different levels of spinal cord injury. The device comprises light-weight instrumented handles to measure the interaction force between the subject and the physical therapist performing the tests, EMG sensors and inertial measurement units to measure muscle activity and joint kinematics. Experimental tests included the passive movement of different body segments, where the spasticity was expected, at different velocities...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813867/therapeutic-effects-of-anti-gravity-treadmill-alterg-training-on-reflex-hyper-excitability-corticospinal-tract-activities-and-muscle-stiffness-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#2
Sh Parvin, A Taghiloo, A Irani, M Mehdi Mirbagheri
We aimed to study therapeutic effects of antigravity treadmill (AlterG) training on reflex hyper-excitability, muscle stiffness, and corticospinal tract (CST) function in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Three children received AlterG training 3 days per week for 8 weeks as experimental group. Each session lasted 45 minutes. One child as control group received typical occupational therapy for the same amount of time. We evaluated hyper-excitability of lower limb muscles by H-reflex response...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812934/timing-of-surgical-correction-for-the-treatment-of-unilateral-congenital-ptosis-effects-on-cosmetic-and-functional-results
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Francesco M Quaranta-Leoni, Sabrina Sposato, Antonella Leonardi, Licia Iacoviello, Simona Costanzo
The authors analyzed the cosmetic and functional results of a series of patients with unilateral congenital ptosis who underwent levator resection, to compare the outcome of surgery according to the age of intervention, and to evaluate the chance of ptosis recurrence in different age groups. Analysis of the clinical charts of 44 patients who underwent a unilateral levator muscle resection under the care of one surgeon from February 2000 to March 2012 was performed. Age at the time of surgery ranged from 2.1 to 12 years...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812844/clinician-perspectives-of-barriers-to-effective-implementation-of-a-rapid-response-system-in-an-academic-health-centre-a-focus-group-study
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John Rihari-Thomas, Michelle DiGiacomo, Jane Phillips, Phillip Newton, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Systemic and structural issues of rapid response system (RRS) models can hinder implementation. This study sought to understand the ways in which acute care clinicians (physicians and nurses) experience and negotiate care for deteriorating patients within the RRS. METHODS: Physicians and nurses working within an Australian academic health centre within a jurisdictional-based model of clinical governance participated in focus group interviews. Verbatim transcripts were analysed using thematic content analysis...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812431/oral-administration-of-curcumin-attenuates-visceral-hyperalgesia-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-trpv1-in-rat-model-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Mei Yang, Juan Wang, Chunxue Yang, Hongxiu Han, Weifang Rong, Guohua Zhang
Background Curcumin has been reported to have anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive effects. The present study was designed to explore the potential therapeutic effects of curcumin on visceral hyperalgesia and inflammation in a rat model of ulcerative colitis. We observed the effects of orally administered curcumin on the disease activity index, histological change in colon, colorectal distension-induced abdominal withdrawal reflex, the expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and phosphorylated TRPV1 in dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis rats...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812325/ambiguity-in-a-masculine-world-being-a-brca1-2-mutation-carrier-and-a-man-with-prostate-cancer
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C Moynihan, E K Bancroft, A Mitra, A Ardern-Jones, E Castro, E C Page, R A Eeles
BACKGROUND: Increased risk of prostate cancer(PCa) is observed in men with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations. Sex and gender are key determinants of health and disease although unequal care exists between the sexes. Stereotypical male attitudes are shown to lead to poor health outcomes. METHODS: Men with BRCA1/2 mutations and diagnosed with PCa were identified and invited to participate in a qualitative interview study. Data were analysed using a Framework approach. 'Masculinity theory' was used to report the impact of having both a BRCA1/2 mutation and PCa...
August 15, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810599/effects-of-niflumic-acid-on-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-induced-currents-in-isolated-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-of-neuropathic-pain-rats
#7
Li-Jie Wang, Yang Wang, Meng-Jie Chen, Zhen-Pu Tian, Bi-Han Lu, Ke-Tao Mao, Liang Zhang, Lei Zhao, Li-Ya Shan, Li Li, Jun-Qiang Si
Niflumic acid (NFA) is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Neuropathic pain is caused by a decrease in presynaptic inhibition mediated by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In the present study, a whole-cell patch-clamp technique and intracellular recording were used to assess the effect of NFA on GABA-induced inward current in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons of a chronic constriction injury (CCI) model. It was observed that 1-1,000 µmol/l GABA induced a concentration-dependent inward current in DRG neurons...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810461/a-journey-to-hiv-prevention-research-from-social-psychology-to-social-health-via-multidisciplinarity
#8
Susan Kippax
This article is a personal account of my research in HIV prevention and how and why I navigated my way from social psychology to 'social health' via multidisciplinarity. My work in HIV prevention - from 1984 to the present day - developed my understandings of epistemology, building on and expanding the ways in which I undertook research. This article describes those whose writings and research influenced me and the input of colleagues and students. It also demonstrates my disquiet with the individualism of psychology as a way of thinking about what was needed to prevent HIV transmission...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809157/brain-micro-inflammation-at-specific-vessels-dysregulates-organ-homeostasis-via-the-activation-of-a-new-neural-circuit
#9
Yasunobu Arima, Takuto Ohki, Naoki Nishikawa, Kotaro Higuchi, Mitsutoshi Ota, Yuki Tanaka, Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Mohamed Elfeky, Ryota Sakai, Yuki Mori, Tadafumi Kawamoto, Andrea Stofkova, Yukihiro Sakashita, Yuji Morimoto, Masaki Kuwatani, Toshihiko Iwanaga, Yoshichika Yoshioka, Naoya Sakamoto, Akihiko Yoshimura, Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi, Saburo Sakoda, Marco Prinz, Daisuke Kamimura, Masaaki Murakami
Impact of stress on diseases including gastrointestinal failure is well-known, but molecular mechanism is not understood. Here we show underlying molecular mechanism using EAE mice. Under stress conditions, EAE caused severe gastrointestinal failure with high-mortality. Mechanistically, autoreactive-pathogenic CD4+ T cells accumulated at specific vessels of boundary area of third-ventricle, thalamus, and dentate-gyrus to establish brain micro-inflammation via stress-gateway reflex. Importantly, induction of brain micro-inflammation at specific vessels by cytokine injection was sufficient to establish fatal gastrointestinal failure...
August 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807846/the-reliability-of-commonly-used-electrophysiology-measures
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K E Brown, K R Lohse, I M S Mayer, G Strigaro, M Desikan, E P Casula, S Meunier, T Popa, J-C Lamy, O Odish, B R Leavitt, A Durr, R A C Roos, S J Tabrizi, J C Rothwell, L A Boyd, M Orth
BACKGROUND: Electrophysiological measures can help understand brain function both in healthy individuals and in the context of a disease. Given the amount of information that can be extracted from these measures and their frequent use, it is essential to know more about their inherent reliability. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: To understand the reliability of electrophysiology measures in healthy individuals. We hypothesized that measures of threshold and latency would be the most reliable and least susceptible to methodological differences between study sites...
July 31, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807728/vestibulo-ocular-reflex-abnormality-in-parkinson-s-disease-detected-by-video-head-impulse-test
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Wen Lv, Qiongfeng Guan, Xingyue Hu, Jiaqi Chen, Hong Jiang, Lisan Zhang, Weinv Fan
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease characterized by dopaminergic neuronal loss. The underlying cause of PD is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical relevance of vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) gain in patients with PD, especially those in the early stages. METHODS: Sixty-three PD patients and 56 control healthy individuals were enrolled in this study between Mar 2015 and Aug 2015. VOR gains were determined by video head impulse test (vHIT) device...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807531/absent-cardiac-and-muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activities-involvement-in-ross-syndrome-a-follow-up-study
#12
E Fileccia, R Liguori, P Cortelli, V Donadio
PURPOSE: Ross syndrome (RS) is characterized by selective involvement of post-ganglionic skin sympathetic nerve fibres. We report a follow-up study in 4 patients to clarify whether in RS autonomic dysfunction spreads affecting also cardiovascular system. METHODS: The patients underwent cardiovascular reflexes (CVR) and microneurography recording of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) for a follow-up mean period of 5years. RESULTS: CVR and MSNA were normal at baseline and unchanged over the follow-up...
August 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807373/usefulness-of-cocaine-drops-in-investigating-infant-anisocoria
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Gilles C Martin, Pierre-Antoine Aymard, Charlotte Denier, Caroline Seghir, Marc Abitbol, Nathalie Boddaert, Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Matthieu P Robert
INTRODUCTION: Whereas apraclonidine has eclipsed cocaine test in the exploration of unilateral miosis in adults, its use in infants is avoided because of the risk of central nervous system depression. This chart review evaluates the usefulness of cocaine drops in infants. METHODS: Infants under the age of one referred for unilateral miosis between November 1, 2009 and November 1, 2015, were reviewed. Patients underwent the following protocol: (1) in case of isolated miosis, cocaine test was performed...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807082/hearing-status-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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A Ahmadzadeh, M Daraei, M Jalessi, A A Peyvandi, E Amini, L A Ranjbar, A Daneshi
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis is thought to induce conductive hearing loss and/or sensorineural hearing loss. This study evaluated the function of the middle ear and cochlea, and the related factors. METHODS: Pure tone audiometry, speech reception thresholds, speech discrimination scores, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and distortion product otoacoustic emissions were assessed in rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Pure tone audiometry results revealed a higher bone conduction threshold in the rheumatoid arthritis group, but there was no significant difference when evaluated according to the sensorineural hearing loss definition...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807049/oral-manifestations-dental-management-and-a-rare-homozygous-mutation-of-the-prdm12-gene-in-a-boy-with-hereditary-sensory-and-autonomic-neuropathy-type-viii-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karim Elhennawy, Seif Reda, Christian Finke, Luitgard Graul-Neumann, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Theodosia Bartzela
BACKGROUND: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type VIII is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder. Chen et al. recently identified the causative gene and characterized biallelic mutations in the PR domain-containing protein 12 gene, which plays a role in the development of pain-sensing nerve cells. Our patient's family was included in Chen and colleagues' study. We performed a literature review of the PubMed library (January 1985 to December 2016) on hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type I to VIII genetic disorders and their orofacial manifestations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806248/bone-spect-ct-localizes-increased-bone-metabolism-and-subsequent-bone-resorption-in-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy
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Hidetoshi Narimatsu, Tadaki Nakahara, Sayuri Kodama, Hiromi Hisazumi, Shinichi Tominaga, Kiyoshi Ohkuma, Masahiro Jinzaki
A 64-year-old man with lung cancer with a history of revascularization of the occluded right femoral artery underwent bone scintigraphy, which showed intense uptake in the distal side of the right leg. The additional SPECT/CT clarified that the uptake was predominantly increased in the epiphyses of the right ankle and foot with possible osteopenia. One month later, follow-up SPECT/CT showed the manifestation of periosteal resorption in the hypermetabolic sites with slight decrease in bone metabolism. Radiological correlation between bone metabolism and subsequent bone resorption in addition to clinical symptoms in this patient suggested the diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805767/-w-griesinger-a-famous-european-psychiatrist-the-200-anniversary-of-birth
#17
S A Ovsyannikov, A S Ovsyannikov
The article contains curriculum vitae of W. Griesinger and an analysis of the clinical-psychopathological approach developed by him for studying illnesses and their systematization. The stages of psychosis' progression in dynamics are shown. A clinical description of primary emerged dementia made by W. Griesinger as well as a description of the status of Grubelsucht, first discovered by the psychiatrist, are presented. The article emphasizes W. Griesinger' priority in the determination of reflexes' exclusive role in the appearance and further development of all types of mental disorders...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805585/understanding-and-treating-pain-syndromes-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Angelo Antonini, Nicola Smania, Michele Tinazzi
Pain affects many people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and diminishes their quality of life. Different types of pain have been described, but their related pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this chapter is to provide movement disorders specialists an update about the pathophysiology of pain and a practical guide for the management of pain syndromes in clinical practice. This chapter reviews current knowledge on the pathophysiological mechanisms of sensory changes and pain in PD, as well as assessment and treatment procedures to manage these symptoms...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805405/understanding-integrated-mental-health-care-in-real-world-primary-care-settings-what-matters-to-health-care-providers-and-clients-for-evaluation-and-improvement
#19
Allyson Ion, Nadiya Sunderji, Gwen Jansz, Abbas Ghavam-Rassoul
PURPOSE: The integration of mental health specialists into primary care has been widely advocated to deliver evidence-based mental health care to a defined population while improving access, clinical outcomes, and cost efficiency. Integrated care has been infrequently and inconsistently translated into real-world settings; as a result, the key individual components of effective integrated care remain unclear. METHOD: This article reports findings from a qualitative study that explored provider and client experiences of integrated care...
August 14, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804760/autopsy-case-of-the-c12orf65-mutation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#20
Hideaki Nishihara, Masatoshi Omoto, Masaki Takao, Yujiro Higuchi, Michiaki Koga, Motoharu Kawai, Hiroo Kawano, Eiji Ikeda, Hiroshi Takashima, Takashi Kanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the autopsy case of a patient with a homozygous 2-base deletion, c171_172delGA (p.N58fs), in the C12orf65 gene. METHODS: We described the clinical history, neuroimaging data, neuropathology, and genetic analysis of the patients with C12orf65 mutations. RESULTS: The patient was a Japanese woman with a history of delayed psychomotor development, primary amenorrhea, and gait disturbance in her 20s. She was hospitalized because of respiratory failure at the age of 60...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
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