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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333648/mobile-stride-length-estimation-with-deep-convolutional-neural-networks
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Julius Hannink, Thomas Kautz, Cristian Pasluosta, Jens Barth, Samuel Schulein, Karl-Gunter Gassmann, Jochen Klucken, Bjoern Eskofier
OBJECTIVE: Accurate estimation of spatial gait characteristics is critical to assess motor impairments resulting from neurological or musculoskeletal disease. Currently, however, methodological constraints limit clinical applicability of state-ofthe- art double integration approaches to gait patterns with a clear zero-velocity phase. METHODS: We describe a novel approach to stride length estimation that uses deep convolutional neural networks to map stride-specific inertial sensor data to the resulting stride length...
March 9, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330963/decrease-in-a%C3%AE-42-predicts-dopa-resistant-gait-progression-in-early-parkinson-disease
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Lynn Rochester, Brook Galna, Sue Lord, Alison J Yarnall, Rosie Morris, Gordon Duncan, Tien K Khoo, Brit Mollenhauer, David J Burn
OBJECTIVE: This prospective observational study investigates the role of CSF biomarkers in predicting progression of dopa-resistant gait impairments in Parkinson disease (PD) in the first 36 months from diagnosis. METHODS: Quantitative gait analysis was carried out longitudinally using an instrumented walkway (GAITRite) in 108 people with PD and 130 age-matched controls. A subgroup of 44 people with PD underwent lumbar puncture from which a battery of CSF biomarkers was measured: β-amyloid 1-42 and 1-40 (Aβ42 and Aβ40), total and phosphorylated tau protein (t-tau/p-tau181), and α-synuclein (αSyn)...
March 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330798/knee-osteoarthritis-degenerative-meniscal-lesion-and-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-can-a-simple-gait-test-direct-us-to-a-better-clinical-diagnosis
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Ronen Debi, Avi Elbaz, Amit Mor, Gadi Kahn, Bezalel Peskin, Yiftah Beer, Gabriel Agar, Guy Morag, Ganit Segal
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the current study was to compare the gait patterns in patients with three differing knee pathologies - knee osteoarthritis (OA), degenerative meniscal lesion (DML) and spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK) and a group of healthy controls. HYPOTHESIS: A simple gait test will detect differences between different knee pathologies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients with bilateral knee OA, 47 patients with DML, 28 patients with SONK and 27 healthy controls were included in this analysis...
March 19, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328565/control-of-walking-speed-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Jon R Davids, Nina Q Cung, Suzy Chen, Mitell Sison-Williamson, Anita M Bagley
BACKGROUND: Children's ability to control the speed of gait is important for a wide range of activities. It is thought that the ability to increase the speed of gait for children with cerebral palsy (CP) is common. This study considered 3 hypotheses: (1) most ambulatory children with CP can increase gait speed, (2) the characteristics of free (self-selected) and fast walking are related to motor impairment level, and (3) the strategies used to increase gait speed are distinct among these levels...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323871/power-considerations-for-the-application-of-detrended-fluctuation-analysis-in-gait-variability-studies
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Nikita A Kuznetsov, Christopher K Rhea
The assessment of gait variability using stochastic signal processing techniques such as detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) has been shown to be a sensitive tool for evaluation of gait alterations due to aging and neuromuscular disease. However, previous studies have suggested that the application of DFA requires relatively long recordings (600 strides), which is difficult when working with clinical populations or older adults. In this paper we propose a model for predicting DFA variance in experimental data and conduct a Monte Carlo simulation to estimate the sample size and number of trials required to detect a change in DFA scaling exponent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323342/inflammatory-markers-and-frailty-in-long-term-care-residents
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Gabrielle A Langmann, Subashan Perera, Mary A Ferchak, David A Nace, Neil M Resnick, Susan L Greenspan
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether proinflammatory biomarkers are associated with frailty assessed according to functional status, mobility, mental health, and falls over 24 months. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a 2-year double-blind clinical trial for osteoporosis. SETTING: Nursing homes and assisted living facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Women aged 65 and older with osteoporosis in long-term care (LTC) (N = 178). MEASUREMENTS: Baseline serum concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines and soluble receptors (high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and its two receptors (TNFα-R1 and TNFα-R2), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R), IL-10), functional status assessed according to activities of daily living, the Nursing Home Physical Performance Test, gait speed, cognitive status, mental health, and falls...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321713/low-titre-gad-antibody-associated-late-onset-cerebellar-ataxia-with-a-significant-clinical-response-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment
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Timotej Petrijan, Marija Menih
Antiglutamic acid decarboxylase antibody-associated cerebellar ataxia (GAD-Abs CA) is a rare, but increasingly detected, autoimmune neurological disorder characterized by the clinical presence of a cerebellar syndrome concomitant with positive GAD-Abs levels in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It represents 3% of all immune-mediated sporadic CAs. Low-titre GAD-Abs CA is an even rarer subtype of GAD-Abs CA. We report on a 68-year-old woman with a 3-year history of progressive gait ataxia. In addition to the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), we used two other objective scales to evaluate CA severity, i...
March 20, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318981/idiopathic-intradural-dorsal-thoracic-arachnoid-cysts-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Heath French, Arjuna Somasundaram, Michael Biggs, Jonathon Parkinson, Rodney Allan, Jonathon Ball, Nicholas Little
BACKGROUND: Spinal intradural arachnoid cysts (SIAC) are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filled sacs formed by arachnoid membranes and may be either idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic cysts represent a separate entity and their aetiology remains uncertain. By far the most difficult differential diagnosis is distinguishing between idiopathic anterior spinal cord herniation (IASCH) and dorsal thoracic intradural arachnoid cysts (TIAC), due to their similarity in radiological appearance. Cine-mode (SSFP) is emerging as a novel technique in the diagnosis and operative planning of SIAC...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318394/effect-of-foot-and-ankle-immobilization-on-able-bodied-gait-as-a-model-to-increase-understanding-about-bilateral-transtibial-amputee-gait
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Antonia Nepomuceno, Matthew J Major, Rebecca Stine, Steven Gard
BACKGROUND: The anatomical foot-ankle complex facilitates advancement of the stance limb through foot rockers and late-stance power generation during walking, but this mechanism is altered for persons with bilateral transtibial amputation when using passive prostheses. OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of bilateral foot and ankle immobilization on able-bodied gait to serve as a model for understanding gait of persons with bilateral transtibial amputation and associated compensatory mechanisms...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302751/impact-of-the-clinical-frailty-scale-on-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tetsuro Shimura, Masanori Yamamoto, Seiji Kano, Ai Kagase, Atsuko Kodama, Yutaka Koyama, Etsuo Tsuchikane, Takahiko Suzuki, Toshiaki Otsuka, Shun Kohsaka, Norio Tada, Futoshi Yamanaka, Toru Naganuma, Motoharu Araki, Shinichi Shirai, Yusuke Watanabe, Kentaro Hayashida
Background -The semi-quantitative clinical frailty scale (CFS) is a simple tool to assess patient`s frailty and has been shown to correlate with mortality in elderly patients even when evaluated by non-geriatricians. The aim of the current study was to determine the prognostic value of CFS in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Methods -We utilized the Optimized CathEter vAlvular iNtervention (OCEAN) Japanese multicenter registry to review data of 1215 patients who underwent TAVR...
March 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302315/the-development-and-concurrent-validity-of-a-real-time-algorithm-for-temporal-gait-analysis-using-inertial-measurement-units
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E Allseits, J Lučarević, R Gailey, V Agrawal, I Gaunaurd, C Bennett
The use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) for gait analysis has emerged as a tool for clinical applications. Shank gyroscope signals have been utilized to identify heel-strike and toe-off, which serve as the foundation for calculating temporal parameters of gait such as single and double limb support time. Recent publications have shown that toe-off occurs later than predicted by the dual minima method (DMM), which has been adopted as an IMU-based gait event detection algorithm.In this study, a real-time algorithm, Noise-Zero Crossing (NZC), was developed to accurately compute temporal gait parameters...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301825/combined-versus-individual-effects-of-a-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-wedge-foot-orthotic-during-stair-use-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Rebecca Moyer, Trevor Birmingham, Colin Dombroski, Robert Walsh, J Robert Giffin
The aim of this study was to investigate the combined and individual biomechanical effects of a valgus knee brace and a lateral wedge foot orthotic during stair ascent and descent in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thirty-five patients with varus alignment and medial knee OA were prescribed a custom valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic. Knee angles and moments in the frontal and sagittal planes were determined from 3D gait analysis completed under four randomized conditions: (1) control (no knee brace or foot orthotic), (2) knee brace, (3) foot orthotic, and (4) combined knee brace and foot orthotic...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299642/cerebromicrovascular-dysfunction-predicts-cognitive-decline-and-gait-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-whole-brain-irradiation-induced-accelerated-brain-senescence
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Zoltan Ungvari, Stefano Tarantini, Peter Hertelendy, M Noa Valcarcel-Ares, Gabor A Fülöp, Sreemathi Logan, Tamas Kiss, Eszter Farkas, Anna Csiszar, Andriy Yabluchanskiy
Whole brain irradiation (WBI) is a mainstream therapy for patients with both identifiable brain metastases and prophylaxis for microscopic malignancies. However, it also promotes accelerated senescence in healthy tissues and leads to progressive cognitive dysfunction in up to 50% of tumor patients surviving long term after treatment, due to γ-irradiation-induced cerebromicrovascular injury. Moment-to-moment adjustment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) via neuronal activity-dependent cerebromicrovascular dilation (functional hyperemia) has a critical role in maintenance of healthy cognitive function...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296815/anterior-trunk-mobility-does-not-predict-disability-in-elderly-women-with-acute-low-back-pain-brazilian-back-complaints-in-the-elders-bace-brazil-study-results
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Diogo Carvalho Felicio, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Juliano Bergamaschine Mata Diz, Barbara Zille de Queiroz, Juscelio Pereira da Silva, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Leani Souza Maximo Pereira
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, ancillary study of an international multicenter epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of the anterior trunk mobility with self-report and physical performance measures in elderly women with acute low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is one of the most prevalent pain complaints in the elderly population. It is postulated that the increased range of motion (ROM) of limited joints of the trunk may improve LBP and functionality of patients...
March 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295976/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-deficiency-exacerbates-hypertension-induced-cerebral-microhemorrhages-in-mice-mimicking-the-aging-phenotype
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Stefano Tarantini, Noa M Valcarcel-Ares, Andriy Yabluchanskiy, Zsolt Springo, Gabor A Fulop, Nicole Ashpole, Tripti Gautam, Cory B Giles, Jonathan D Wren, William E Sonntag, Anna Csiszar, Zoltan Ungvari
Clinical and experimental studies show that aging exacerbates hypertension-induced cerebral microhemorrhages (CMHs), which progressively impair neuronal function. There is growing evidence that aging promotes insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) deficiency, which compromises multiple aspects of cerebromicrovascular and brain health. To determine the role of IGF-1 deficiency in the pathogenesis of CMHs, we induced hypertension in mice with liver-specific knockdown of IGF-1 (Igf1(f/f)  + TBG-Cre-AAV8) and control mice by angiotensin II plus l-NAME treatment...
March 14, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291734/safety-assessment-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-the-flowers-of-nymphaea-lotus-linn-nymphaeaceae-acute-neuro-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-studies-in-albinos-wistar-rats
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Mireille Kameni Poumeni, Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré Dzeufiet Djomeni, Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena, Marguerite Francine Mballa, Madeleine Chantal Ngoungoure, Agnès Carolle Ouafo, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea lotus Linn (N. lotus) is a medicinal plant widely used in Cameroon popular medicine, to treat neuropsychiatric conditions, male sexual disorders or as food supplement. However, scientific data on the pharmacotoxic profile of this plant are not available. The safety of N. lotus was assessed in acute, neuro- and subchronic toxicity studies by following the OECD guidelines. Effectively, no data have been published until now in regard to its safety on the nervous system...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291188/quantification-of-peri-implant-bacterial-load-and-in-vivo-biofilm-formation-in-an-innovative-clinically-representative-mouse-model-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Alberto V Carli, Samrath Bhimani, Xu Yang, Matthew B Shirley, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, F Patrick Ross, Mathias P G Bostrom
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. Current animal models of PJI are limited because of a lack of quantitative methods and failure to effectively recreate the periprosthetic space. We therefore developed a murine PJI model involving a 3-dimensionally printed Ti-6Al-4V implant capable of bearing weight and permitting quantitative analysis of periprosthetic bacterial load and evaluation of biofilm. METHODS: Twenty-five 12-week-old C57BL/6 mice received a unilateral proximal tibial implant and intra-articular injection of either 3 × 10 colony forming units (CFUs) of Staphylococcus aureus Xen 36 or saline solution...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290736/accuracy-and-reliability-of-marker-based-approaches-to-scale-the-pelvis-thigh-and-shank-segments-in-musculoskeletal-models
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Hans Kainz, Hoa Hoang, Chris Stockton, Roslyn R Boyd, David G Lloyd, Christopher P Carty
Gait analysis together with musculoskeletal modelling is widely used for research. In the absence of medical images, surface marker locations are used to scale a generic model to the individual's anthropometry. Studies evaluating the accuracy and reliability of different scaling approaches in a paediatric and/or clinical population have not yet been conducted and, therefore, formed the aim of this study. Magnetic resonance images (MRI) and motion capture data were collected from twelve participants with cerebral palsy and six typically developed participants...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289633/improved-gait-speed-after-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-patients-with-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-preliminary-study
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Seungwon Hwang, Hye-Ri Kim, Zee-A Han, Bum-Suk Lee, Soojeong Kim, Hyunsoo Shin, Jae-Gun Moon, Sung-Phil Yang, Mun-Hee Lim, Duk-Youn Cho, Hayeon Kim, Hye-Jin Lee
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features that could serve as predictive factors for improvement in gait speed after robotic treatment. METHODS: A total of 29 patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury received 4-week robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) on the Lokomat (Hocoma AG, Volketswil, Switzerland) for 30 minutes, once a day, 5 times a week, for a total of 20 sessions. All subjects were evaluated for general characteristics, the 10-Meter Walk Test (10MWT), the Lower Extremity Motor Score (LEMS), the Functional Ambulatory Category (FAC), the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury version II (WISCI-II), the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), and the Spinal Cord Independence Measure version III (SCIM-III) every 0, and 4 weeks...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285744/dynamic-time-warping-compared-to-established-methods-for-validation-of-musculoskeletal-models
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Martin Gaspar, Bastian Welke, Frank Seehaus, Christof Hurschler, Michael Schwarze
By means of Multi-Body musculoskeletal simulation, important variables such as internal joint forces and moments can be estimated which cannot be measured directly. Validation can ensued by qualitative or by quantitative methods. Especially when comparing time-dependent signals, many methods do not perform well and validation is often limited to qualitative approaches. The aim of the present study was to investigate the capabilities of the Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) algorithm for comparing time series, which can quantify phase as well as amplitude errors...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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