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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929054/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-a-geriatric-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-mucosa-a-report-of-clinical-challenges
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Raghavendra Adaki, Sarvesh Raikar, Kamal Shigli, Sivaranjani Gali
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with an orofacial cheek defect by an extraoral silicone prosthesis. METHODOLOGY: Structured extra- and intra-oral examination of tissues coupled with a justified choice of impression materials, techniques, and prosthetic rehabilitation with a high-temperature vulcanizing silicone was done. RESULTS: The presence of compressible tissues, static appearance of the prosthesis during patient's facial movements, variability in complexion of the skin around the defect, and manipulating heat-vulcanized silicone were the challenges faced during clinical procedures...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927417/automatic-sleep-staging-using-ear-eeg
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Kaare B Mikkelsen, David Bové Villadsen, Marit Otto, Preben Kidmose
BACKGROUND: Sleep and sleep quality assessment by means of sleep stage analysis is important for both scientific and clinical applications. Unfortunately, the presently preferred method, polysomnography (PSG), requires considerable expert assistance and significantly affects the sleep of the person under observation. A reliable, accurate and mobile alternative to the PSG would make sleep information much more readily available in a wide range of medical circumstances. NEW METHOD: Using an already proven method, ear-EEG, in which electrodes are placed inside the concha and ear canal, we measure cerebral activity and automatically score the sleep into up to five stages...
September 19, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914463/burrowing-with-a-kinetic-snout-in-a-snake-elapidae-aspidelaps-scutatus
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Alexandra Deufel
Of the few elongate, fossorial vertebrates that have been examined for their burrowing mechanics, all were found to use an akinetic, reinforced skull to push into the soil, powered mostly by trunk muscles. Reinforced skulls were considered essential for head-first burrowing. In contrast, I found that the skull of the fossorial shield-nosed cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus) is not reinforced and retains the kinetic potential typical of many non-fossorial snakes. Aspidelaps scutatus burrows using a greatly enlarged rostral scale that is attached to a kinetic snout that is independently mobile with respect to the rest of the skull...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902508/single-molecule-fluorescence-microscopy-reveals-local-diffusion-coefficients-in-the-pore-network-of-an-individual-catalyst-particle
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Frank C Hendriks, Florian Meirer, Alexey V Kubarev, Zoran Ristanović, Maarten B J Roeffaers, Eelco T C Vogt, Pieter C A Bruijnincx, Bert M Weckhuysen
We used single-molecule fluorescence microscopy to study self-diffusion of a feedstock-like probe molecule with nanometer accuracy in the macropores of a micrometer-sized, real-life fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) particle. Movies of single fluorescent molecules allowed their movement through the pore network to be reconstructed. The observed tracks were classified into three different states by machine learning and all found to be distributed homogeneously over the particle. Most probe molecules (88%) were immobile, with the molecule most likely being physisorbed or trapped; the remainder was either mobile (8%), with the molecule moving inside the macropores, or showed hybrid behavior (4%)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901976/determinants-of-short-term-movement-in-a-developing-region-and-implications-for-disease-transmission
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Alicia N M Kraay, James Trostle, Andrew F Brouwer, William C Trujillo, Joseph N S Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Human mobility is important for infectious disease spread. However, little is known about how travel varies by demographic groups and how this heterogeneity influences infectious disease risk. METHODS: We analyzed ten years of survey data from 15 communities in a remote but rapidly changing region in rural Ecuador where road development in the past 15-20 years has dramatically changed travel. We identify determinants of travel and incorporate them into an infection transmission model...
September 7, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901961/effect-of-stretching-on-thoracolumbar-fascia-injury-and-movement-restriction-in-a-porcine-model
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Helene M Langevin, James Bishop, Rhonda Maple, Gary J Badger, James R Fox
OBJECTIVE: Stretching of fascia is an important component of manual and movement therapies. We previously showed that in pigs, a unilateral thoracolumbar fascia injury combined with movement restriction (hobble) produced contralateral loss of fascia mobility (shear strain during passive trunk flexion measured with ultrasound) similar to findings in human subjects with chronic low back pain. We now tested whether such abnormalities could be reversed by removing the hobble with or without daily stretching for 1 mo...
September 10, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899926/peptides-mediating-dna-transport-on-microtubules-and-their-impact-on-non-viral-gene-transfer-efficiency
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Patrick Midoux, Lucie Pigeon, Cristine Gonçalves, Chantal Pichon
Synthetic vectors such as cationic polymers and cationic lipids remain attractive tools for non-viral gene transfer which is a complex process whose effectiveness relies on the ability to deliver a plasmid DNA (pDNA) into the nucleus of non-dividing cells. Once in the cytosol, the transport of pDNAs towards the nuclear envelop is strongly impaired by their very low cytosolic mobility due to their large size. To promote their movement towards the cell nucleus, few strategies have been implemented to exploit dynein, the microtubule's motor protein, for propagation of cytosolic pDNA along the microtubules (MTs) towards the cell nucleus...
September 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893013/effects-of-intraperitoneal-local-anaesthetics-bupivacaine-and-ropivacaine-versus-placebo-on-postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Neha T Das, Charulata Deshpande
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is the most frequently performed elective daycare surgery and provision of postoperative pain relief is of importance. After laparoscopic cholecystectomy shoulder and abdominal pain causes considerable distress. Visceral pain during coughing, respiration and mobilization increases morbidity, hospital stay and costs. AIM: To compare the analgesic efficacy of intraperitoneally instilled equipotent concentrations of bupivacaine and ropivacaine versus placebo in relieving postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy when used as a part of multimodal analgesia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889244/lumbar-subtotal-corpectomy-non-fusion-model-produced-using-a-novel-prosthesis
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Jiantao Liu, Feng Zhang, Zhengchao Gao, Yuhuan Li, Binbin Niu, Xijing He
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to design a movable artificial lumbar complex (MALC) prosthesis for non-fusion reconstruction after lumbar subtotal corpectomy and to establish an in vitro anterolateral lumbar corpectomy non-fusion model for evaluating the biomechanical stability, preservation of segment movements and influence on adjacent inter-vertebral movements of this prosthesis. METHODS: Imaging was performed on a total of 26 fresh goat lumbar spine specimens to determine which of the specimens did not meet the requirements (free of deformity and fractures); the residual specimens were randomly divided into an intact group, a fusion group and a non-fusion group...
September 9, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888298/rehabilitation-in-the-acute-versus-outpatient-setting
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Gabriel Hundeshagen, Oscar E Suman, Ludwik K Branski
Rehabilitation of patients with burn injuries aims to restore strength, coordination, and mobility as closely to normal as possible and should begin immediately after initial admission. In the acute phase, baseline assessments are made against which all subsequent rehabilitation success is held. In the intermediate phase, active, full range-of-motion movement, ambulation of steadily increasing distances, and resistive exercise and stretching aid in the prevention of muscle and bone atrophy and preserve muscle memory and coordination...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887449/realization-of-tunable-artificial-synapse-and-memory-based-on-amorphous-oxide-semiconductor-transistor
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Mingzhi Dai, Weiliang Wang, Pengjun Wang, Muhammad Zahir Iqbal, Nasim Annabi, Nasir Amin
Recently, advanced designs and materials emerge to study biologically inspired neuromorphic circuit, such as oxide semiconductor devices. The existence of mobile ions in the oxide semiconductors could be somewhat regarded to be similar with the case of the ions movements among the neurons and synapses in the brain. Most of the previous studies focus on the spike time, pulse number and material species: however, a quantitative modeling is still needed to study the voltage dependence of the relaxation process of synaptic devices...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886573/do-restrictive-omnibus-immigration-laws-reduce-enrollment-in-public-health-insurance-by-latino-citizen-children-a-comparative-interrupted-time-series-study
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Chenoa D Allen, Clea A McNeely
In the United States, there is concern that recent state laws restricting undocumented immigrants' rights could threaten access to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for citizen children of immigrant parents. Of particular concern are omnibus immigration laws, state laws that include multiple provisions increasing immigration enforcement and restricting rights for undocumented immigrants. These laws could limit Medicaid/CHIP access for citizen children in immigrant families by creating misinformation about their eligibility and fostering fear and mistrust of government among immigrant parents...
September 1, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878126/endothelium-derived-extracellular-vesicles-promote-splenic-monocyte-mobilization-in-myocardial-infarction
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Naveed Akbar, Janet E Digby, Thomas J Cahill, Abhijeet N Tavare, Alastair L Corbin, Sushant Saluja, Sam Dawkins, Laurienne Edgar, Nadiia Rawlings, Klemen Ziberna, Eileen McNeill, Errin Johnson, Alaa A Aljabali, Rebecca A Dragovic, Mala Rohling, T Grant Belgard, Irina A Udalova, David R Greaves, Keith M Channon, Paul R Riley, Daniel C Anthony, Robin P Choudhury
Transcriptionally activated monocytes are recruited to the heart after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). After AMI in mice and humans, the number of extracellular vesicles (EVs) increased acutely. In humans, EV number correlated closely with the extent of myocardial injury. We hypothesized that EVs mediate splenic monocyte mobilization and program transcription following AMI. Some plasma EVs bear endothelial cell (EC) integrins, and both proinflammatory stimulation of ECs and AMI significantly increased VCAM-1-positive EV release...
September 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870058/technologically-advanced-assessment-of-upper-limb-spasticity-a-pilot-study
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Federico Posteraro, Simona Crea, Stefano Mazzoleni, Mihai Berteanu, Ileana Ciobanu, Nicola Vitiello, Marco Cempini, Sabata Gervasio, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a muscle disorder associated with upper motor neuron syndrome occurring in neurological disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and others. It influences the patient's rehabilitation, interfering with function, limiting independence, causing pain and producing secondary impairments, such as contractures or other complications. Due to the heterogeneity of clinical signs of spasticity, there is no agreement on the most appropriate assessment and measurement modality for the evaluation of treatment outcomes...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869631/the-upper-limb-motion-deviation-index-a-new-comprehensive-index-of-upper-limb-motion-pathology
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Jacek Jurkojć, Piotr Wodarski, Robert Michnik, Katarzyna Nowakowska, Andrzej Bieniek, Marek Gzik
PURPOSE: The aim of the research was to formulate a new index enabling assessment of the overall pathology of the upper limb movement. It defines the difference between the pathological movement and a normal movement pattern. METHODS: Methodology of determining the index is based on a mathematical algorithm for calculating the Gait Deviation Index which is based on advanced methods of image comparison. To calculate the ULMDI index, one must divide the analyzed movement into cycles appropriate to the nature of the movement (similarly in gait it is the gait cycle) and then determine kinematic quantities (courses of joint angles)...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868042/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-vs-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-for-treating-panic-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ferdinand Horst, Brenda Den Oudsten, Wobbe Zijlstra, Ad de Jongh, Jill Lobbestael, Jolanda De Vries
Objective: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective intervention for patients with panic disorder (PD). From a theoretical perspective, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy could also be useful in the treatment of PD because: (1) panic attacks can be experienced as life threatening; (2) panic memories specific to PD resemble traumatic memories as seen in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and (3) PD often develops following a distressing life event. The primary objective of this Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT), was to compare EMDR therapy with CBT for PD and determine whether EMDR is not worse than CBT in reducing panic symptoms and improving Quality Of Life (QOL)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861038/alleviation-of-motor-impairments-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-acute-effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-stretch-reflex-response-voluntary-muscle-activation-and-mobility
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Anne Krause, Eckhard Schönau, Albert Gollhofer, Ibrahim Duran, Anja Ferrari-Malik, Kathrin Freyler, Ramona Ritzmann
INTRODUCTION: Individuals suffering from cerebral palsy (CP) often have involuntary, reflex-evoked muscle activity resulting in spastic hyperreflexia. Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been demonstrated to reduce reflex activity in healthy subjects, but evidence in CP patients is still limited. Therefore, this study aimed to establish the acute neuromuscular and kinematic effects of WBV in subjects with spastic CP. METHODS: 44 children with spastic CP were tested on neuromuscular activation and kinematics before and immediately after a 1-min bout of WBV (16-25 Hz, 1...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859603/effects-of-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-for-lower-limbs-on-measurements-of-functional-mobility-and-postural-balance-in-subjects-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emília Márcia Gomes de Souza E Silva, Tatiana Souza Ribeiro, Tállyta Camyla Chaves da Silva, Mayara Fabiana Pereira Costa, Fabrícia Azevedo da Costa Cavalcanti, Ana Raquel Rodrigues Lindquist
Abstrato Background: Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is suggested to reduce functional asymmetry between the upper limbs after stroke. However, there are few studies about CIMT for lower limbs. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of CIMT for lower limbs on functional mobility and postural balance in subjects with stroke. METHODS: A 40-day follow-up, single-blind randomized controlled trial was performed with 38 subacute stroke patients (mean of 4.5 months post-stroke)...
August 31, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859590/neural-mobilization-treating-nerve-related-musculoskeletal-conditions
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Physical therapists often assess and treat patients whose pain and disability stem from impaired mobility of the peripheral nervous system. Neural mobilization is a movement-based therapy, applied manually or via exercise. The nerve is mobilized relative to adjacent structures, with the aim of reducing symptoms through mechanisms that may be mechanical or neurophysiologic. A new systematic review published in the September 2017 issue of JOSPT includes 40 studies of neural mobilization in various neuromusculoskeletal conditions...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859201/characterization-of-head-trunk-coordination-deficits-after-unilateral-vestibular-hypofunction-using-wearable-sensors
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Serene S Paul, Leland E Dibble, Raymond G Walther, Clough Shelton, Richard Klaus Gurgel, Mark E Lester
Importance: Individuals with vestibular hypofunction acutely restrict head motion to reduce symptoms of dizziness and nausea. This restriction results in abnormal decoupling of head motion from trunk motion, but the character, magnitude, and persistence of these deficits are unclear. Objective: To use wearable inertial sensors to quantify the extent of head and trunk kinematic abnormalities in the subacute stage after resection of vestibular schwannoma (VS) and the particular areas of deficit in head-trunk motion...
August 31, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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