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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457986/effect-of-oral-stimulation-on-feeding-performance-and-weight-gain-in-preterm-neonates-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Pareshkumar A Thakkar, H R Rohit, Rashmi Ranjan Das, Ukti P Thakkar, Amitabh Singh
Background In preterm infants, oral stimulation enhances muscle tone and movement which facilitates normal oral motor developmental patterns improving oral feeding performance. Aim To study the effects on feeding performance, transition to independent oral feeding, weight gain and length of hospital stay of an oral stimulation programme in preterm neonates. Study design This randomised controlled trial was conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital over a period of 10 months. Altogether, 102 preterm neonates (30-34 weeks gestation) were randomised into the intervention group (oro-motor stimulation for 5 min twice a day, n = 51) or the control group (routine care only, n = 51)...
February 19, 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457710/investigation-of-%C3%AE-mno-2-tunneled-structures-as-model-cation-hosts-for-energy-storage
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Lisa M Housel, Lei Wang, Alyson Abraham, Jianping Huang, Genesis D Renderos, Calvin D Quilty, Alexander B Brady, Amy C Marschilok, Kenneth J Takeuchi, Esther S Takeuchi
Future advances in energy storage systems rely on identification of appropriate target materials and deliberate synthesis of the target materials with control of their physiochemical properties in order to disentangle the contributions of distinct properties to the functional electrochemistry. This goal demands systematic inquiry using model materials that provide the opportunity for significant synthetic versatility and control. Ideally, a material family that enables direct manipulation of characteristics including composition, defects, and crystallite size while remaining within the defined structural framework would be necessary...
February 19, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457651/progressive-recruitment-of-contralesional-cortico-reticulospinal-pathways-drives-motor-impairment-post-stroke
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Jacob G McPherson, Albert Chen, Michael D Ellis, Jun Yao, C J Heckman, Julius P A Dewald
KEY POINTS: Activation of the shoulder abductor muscles in the arm opposite a unilateral brain injury causes involuntary increases in elbow, wrist and finger flexion in the same arm, a phenomenon referred to as the flexion synergy. It has been proposed that flexion synergy expression is related to reduced output from ipsilesional motor cortex and corticospinal pathways. In this human subjects study, we provide evidence that the magnitude of flexion synergy expression is instead related to a progressive, task-dependent recruitment of contralesional cortex...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457368/emergence-of-two-novel-sublineages-ind2001bd1-and-ind2001bd2-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotype-o-in-bangladesh
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M A Siddique, M R Ali, A S M R U Alam, H Ullah, A Rahman, R P Chakrabarty, M A Amin, S A Hoque, S P Nandi, M Sultana, M A Hossain
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is endemic in Bangladesh, and the implementation of a control programme for this disease is at an early stage, according to the FAO- and OIE-proposed Progressive Control Pathway for FMD (PCP-FMD) Roadmap. To develop an effective control programme, understanding of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotypes, even subtypes within the serotypes is essential. The present investigation aims at viral VP1 coding region sequence-based analysis of FMD samples collected from 34 FMD outbreaks during 2012-2016 in Bangladesh...
February 18, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456544/inheritance-of-mesotrione-resistance-in-an-amaranthus-tuberculatus-var-rudis-population-from-nebraska-usa
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Maxwel C Oliveira, Todd A Gaines, Amit J Jhala, Stevan Z Knezevic
A population of Amaranthus tuberculatus (var. rudis ) evolved resistance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD) inhibitor herbicides (mesotrione, tembotrione, and topramezone) in Nebraska. The level of resistance was the highest to mesotrione, and the mechanism of resistance in this population is metabolism-based likely via cytochrome P450 enzymes. The increasing number of weeds resistant to herbicides warrants studies on the ecology and evolutionary factors contributing for resistance evolution, including inheritance of resistance traits...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456499/can-we-achieve-intuitive-prosthetic-elbow-control-based-on-healthy-upper-limb-motor-strategies
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Manelle Merad, Étienne de Montalivet, Amélie Touillet, Noël Martinet, Agnès Roby-Brami, Nathanaël Jarrassé
Most transhumeral amputees report that their prosthetic device lacks functionality, citing the control strategy as a major limitation. Indeed, they are required to control several degrees of freedom with muscle groups primarily used for elbow actuation. As a result, most of them choose to have a one-degree-of-freedom myoelectric hand for grasping objects, a myoelectric wrist for pronation/supination, and a body-powered elbow. Unlike healthy upper limb movements, the prosthetic elbow joint angle, adjusted prior to the motion, is not involved in the overall upper limb movements, causing the rest of the body to compensate for the lack of mobility of the prosthesis...
2018: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456346/the-effects-of-posterior-talar-glide-and-dorsiflexion-of-the-ankle-plus-mobilization-with-movement-on-balance-and-gait-function-in-patient-with-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sang-Lim Kim, Byoung-Hee Lee
Background: This study was to evaluate the effects of weight-bearing-based mobilization with movement (WBBMWM) on balance and gait in stroke patients. Methods: Thirty stroke patients participated in this study. All individuals were randomly assigned to either WBMWM group ( n = 15) or weight-bearing with placebo mobilization with movement group (control, n = 15). Individuals in the WBMWM group were trained for 10 glides of 5 sets a day, 5 times a week during 4 weeks...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456166/head-stabilisation-in-fast-running-lizards
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Jana Goyens, Peter Aerts
The cyclic patterns of terrestrial animal locomotion are frequently perturbed in natural environments. The terrain can be complex or inclined, the substrate can move unexpectedly and animals can misjudge situations. Loosing stability due to perturbations increases the probability of capture by predators and decreases the chance of successful prey capture and winning intraspecific battles. When controlled corrective actions are necessary to negotiate perturbations, animals rely on their exteroceptive and proprioceptive senses to monitor the environment and their own body movements...
November 29, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456161/the-effect-of-lrrk2-mutations-on-the-cholinergic-system-in-manifest-and-premanifest-stages-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-pet-study
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Shu-Ying Liu, Daryl J Wile, Jessie Fanglu Fu, Jason Valerio, Elham Shahinfard, Siobhan McCormick, Rostom Mabrouk, Nasim Vafai, Jess McKenzie, Nicole Neilson, Alexandra Perez-Soriano, Julieta E Arena, Mariya Cherkasova, Piu Chan, Jing Zhang, Cyrus P Zabetian, Jan O Aasly, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Martin J McKeown, Michael J Adam, Thomas J Ruth, Michael Schulzer, Vesna Sossi, A Jon Stoessl
BACKGROUND: Markers of neuroinflammation are increased in some patients with LRRK2 Parkinson's disease compared with individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, suggesting possible differences in disease pathogenesis. Previous PET studies have suggested amplified dopamine turnover and preserved serotonergic innervation in LRRK2 mutation carriers. We postulated that patients with LRRK2 mutations might show abnormalities of central cholinergic activity, even before the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease...
February 15, 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456128/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-constraint-induced-therapy-in-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-blinded-sham-controlled-clinical-trial
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Bernadette Gillick, Tonya Rich, Samuel Nemanich, Chao-Ying Chen, Jeremiah Menk, Bryon Mueller, Mo Chen, Marcie Ward, Gregg Meekins, Tim Feyma, Linda Krach, Kyle Rudser
We investigated the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in children and young adults with unilateral cerebral palsy. Twenty participants were randomized to receive active or sham tDCS. The intervention consisted of 10 consecutive weekday sessions of tDCS applied to the non-lesioned hemisphere (20 min) concurrently with CIMT (120 min). Participants, caregivers, and interventionists were blinded to group assignment...
February 11, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455947/the-neural-exploitation-hypothesis-and-its-implications-for-an-embodied-approach-to-language-and-cognition-insights-from-the-study-of-action-verbs-processing-and-motor-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Vittorio Gallese, Valentina Cuccio
As it is widely known, Parkinson's disease is clinically characterized by motor disorders such as the loss of voluntary movement control, including resting tremor, postural instability, and bradykinesia (Bocanegra et al., 2015; Helmich, Hallett, Deuschl, Toni, & Bloem, 2012; Liu et al., 2006; Rosin, Topka, & Dichgans, 1997). In the last years, many empirical studies (e.g., Bocanegra et al., 2015; Spadacenta et al., 2012) have also shown that the processing of action verbs is selectively impaired in patients affected by this neurodegenerative disorder...
February 2, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455579/vmat2-inhibitors-for-tardive-dyskinesia-practice-implications
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Alyssa M Peckham, Jessica A Nicewonder
Tardive dyskinesia is a potentially irreversible, debilitating, hyperkinetic movement disorder that can result from dopamine receptor antagonists. Prompt recognition and resolution of symptoms are instrumental in preventing disease irreversibility, though current treatment options have fallen short of robust, effective, and long-term symptom control. In April 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 2 new vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitors, deutetrabenazine and valbenazine, for chorea related to Huntington's disease and tardive dyskinesia, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455164/surgical-efficiency-in-femtosecond-laser-cataract-surgery-compared-with-phacoemulsification-cataract-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Alexander C Day, Phillip R Smith, Hongying Lilian Tang, Francesco Aiello, Badrul Hussain, Vincenzo Maurino, John Marshall, George M Saleh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate differences in surgical time, the distance the surgical instrument travelled and number of movements required to complete manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery versus femtosecond laser cataract surgery. DESIGN: Non-randomised comparative case series. SETTING: Single surgery site, Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. PARTICIPANTS: 40 cataract surgeries of 40 patients. INTERVENTIONS: Laser-assisted and manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454839/monitoring-the-extent-of-vertical-and-lateral-movement-of-human-decomposition-products-through-sediment-using-cholesterol-as-a-biomarker
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Susan Luong, Shari L Forbes, James F Wallman, Richard G Roberts
Due to the lack of human decomposition research facilities available in different geographical regions, the extent of movement of human decomposition products from a cadaver into various sedimentary environments, in different climates, has not been able to be studied in detail. In our study, a human cadaver was placed on the surface of a designated plot at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), the only human decomposition facility in Australia, where the natural process of decomposition was allowed to progress over 14days in the Australian summer...
February 6, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454322/using-ehealth-to-engage-and-retain-priority-populations-in-the-hiv-treatment-and-care-cascade-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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Julianita Purnomo, Katherine Coote, Limin Mao, Ling Fan, Julian Gold, Raghib Ahmad, Lei Zhang
BACKGROUND: The exponential growth in the reach and development of new technologies over the past decade means that mobile technologies and social media play an increasingly important role in service delivery models to maximise HIV testing and access to treatment and care. This systematic review examines the impact of electronic and mobile technologies in medical care (eHealth) in the linkage to and retention of priority populations in the HIV treatment and care cascade, focussing on the Asia-Pacific region...
February 17, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454231/influence-of-heading-perception-in-the-control-of-posture
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Alessandro Piras, Milena Raffi, Monica Perazzolo, Salvatore Squatrito
The optic flow visual input directly influences the postural control. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between visually induced heading perception and postural stability, using optic flow stimulation. The dots were accelerated to simulate a heading direction to the left or to the right of the vertical midline. The participants were instructed to indicate the perceived optic flow direction by making a saccade to the simulated heading direction. We simultaneously acquired electromyographyc and center of pressure (COP) signals...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453980/virtual-reality-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-sub-acute-and-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pawel Kiper, Andrzej Szczudlik, Michela Agostini, Jozef Opara, Roman Nowobilski, Laura Ventura, Paolo Tonin, Andrea Turolla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of reinforced feedback in virtual environment (RFVE) treatment combined with conventional rehabilitation (CR) in comparison with CR alone, and to study whether changes are related to stroke aetiology (i.e. ischemic or hemorrhagic). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Inpatients in a hospital facility for intensive rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: 136 patients within one year from onset of a single stroke...
February 14, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453490/goal-directed-reaching-the-allocentric-coding-of-target-location-renders-an-offline-mode-of-control
#18
Joseph Manzone, Matthew Heath
Reaching to a veridical target permits an egocentric spatial code (i.e., absolute limb and target position) to effect fast and effective online trajectory corrections supported via the visuomotor networks of the dorsal visual pathway. In contrast, a response entailing decoupled spatial relations between stimulus and response is thought to be primarily mediated via an allocentric code (i.e., the position of a target relative to another external cue) laid down by the visuoperceptual networks of the ventral visual pathway...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453357/the-effect-of-fidget-spinners-on-fine-motor-control
#19
Erez James Cohen, Riccardo Bravi, Diego Minciacchi
Fidgeting, defined as the generation of small movements through nervousness or impatience, is one of cardinal characteristic of ADHD. While fidgeting is, by definition, a motor experience still nothing is known about the effects of fidgeting on motor control. Some forms of fidgeting involve also the manipulation of external objects which, through repetition, may become automatic and second nature. Both repetition and practice are important for the acquisition of motor skills and, therefore, it is plausible that the repetitive manipulation of objects may influence motor control and performance...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452612/survival-strategies-for-mouse-cerebellar-purkinje-neurons-lacking-pmca2
#20
REVIEW
Christopher J Roome, Ruth M Empson
Expression of the fast calcium extrusion protein, PMCA2, in the cerebellum is amongst the highest found throughout the central nervous system, and unsurprisingly PMCA2 knockout mice exhibit cerebellar ataxia or loss of controlled movement. The sole output neurons of the cerebellar cortex, Purkinje neurons, are functionally compromised in these knockout mice, yet remarkably these neurons survive. In this mini-review we review and speculate on the importance of multiple PMCA2 dependent actions at cellular and synaptic sites within the cerebellar Purkinje neuron network...
January 10, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
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