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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227918/longitudinal-wearable-tremor-measurement-system-with-activity-recognition-algorithms-for-upper-limb-tremor
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Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Claire Parnell, Thomas Wichmann, Stephen P DeWeerth, Jeonghee Kim
Assessments of tremor characteristics by movement disorder physicians are usually done at single time points in clinic settings, so that the description of the tremor does not take into account the dependence of the tremor on specific behavioral situations. Moreover, treatment-induced changes in tremor or behavior cannot be quantitatively tracked for extended periods of time. We developed a wearable tremor measurement system with tremor and activity recognition algorithms for long-term upper limb behavior tracking, to characterize tremor characteristics and treatment effects in their daily lives...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227203/real-time-ultrasound-based-control-of-a-virtual-hand-by-a-trans-radial-amputee
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Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Nima Akhlaghi, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Jana Kosecka, Huzefa Rangwala
Advancements in multiarticulate upper-limb prosthetics have outpaced the development of intuitive, non-invasive control mechanisms for implementing them. Surface electromyography is currently the most popular non-invasive control method, but presents a number of drawbacks including poor deep-muscle specificity. Previous research established the viability of ultrasound imaging as an alternative means of decoding movement intent, and demonstrated the ability to distinguish between complex grasps in able-bodied subjects via imaging of the anterior forearm musculature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226527/3d-detection-of-periodic-limb-movements-in-sleep
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Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Heinrich Garn, Bernhard Kohn, Klaus Dittrich, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Robert Stepansky, Markus Wimmer, Osman Ipsiroglu, Dieter Grossegger, Manuel Kemethofer, Stefan Seidel, Christoph Wiesmeyr, Gerhard Kloesch, Heinrich Garn, Osman Ipsiroglu, Manuel Kemethofer, Robert Stepansky, Dieter Grossegger, Klaus Dittrich, Markus Wimmer, Bernhard Kohn, Stefan Seidel
The standard polysomnographic method for detecting periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) includes measuring the electromyography (EMG) signals from electrodes at the left and right tibialis anterior muscles. This procedure has disadvantages as the cabling affects the patients quality of sleep and the electrodes tend to come off during the night, deteriorating data quality. We used contactless monitoring of body movements by a 3D time-of-flight camera mounted above the bed. Changes in the 3D silhouette indicate motion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226423/simple-emg-driven-musculoskeletal-model-enables-consistent-control-performance-during-path-tracing-tasks
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Dustin Crouch, He Huang, Dustin Crouch, He Huang, Dustin Crouch, He Huang
Consistent, robust performance is critical for the utility and user-acceptance of neurally-controlled powered upper limb prostheses. We preliminarily evaluated the performance consistency of an electromyography (EMG)-driven controller based on a two degree-of-freedom musculoskeletal hand model, whose simplified structure is more practical for real-time prosthesis control than existing, complex models. Parameters of four virtual muscles were computed by numerical optimization from an able-bodied subject's kinematic and EMG data collected during wrist and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) flexion/extension movements...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215268/periodic-limb-movements-and-restless-legs-syndrome-in-children-with-a-history-of-prematurity
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Christopher M Cielo, Lourdes M DelRosso, Ignacio E Tapia, Sarah N Biggs, Gillian M Nixon, Lisa J Meltzer, Joel Traylor, Ji Young Kim, Carole L Marcus
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the pediatric population at an increased risk of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). Polysomnographic data from the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity-Sleep (CAPS) study showed a high prevalence of elevated periodic limb movement index (PLMI) in a cohort of ex-preterm children, but the clinical importance of this finding, such as association with RLS, is unknown. We hypothesized that ex-preterm children would have a high prevalence of RLS and PLMD...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215259/reduced-afferent-induced-facilitation-of-primary-motor-cortex-excitability-in-restless-legs-syndrome
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P Bocquillon, C Charley-Monaca, E Houdayer, A Marques, A Kwiatkowski, P Derambure, H Devanne
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is characterized by the association of an urge to move, and vesperal or nocturnal sensory symptoms; it is frequently associated with periodic limb movements. Evidence from imaging and electrophysiological studies suggests that RLS is linked to changes in sensorimotor integration. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms have not been characterized, and the cortical origin has yet to be confirmed. The objective of the present study was to establish whether or not sensorimotor integration in RLS patients is impaired in the evening...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215254/epidemiology-of-sleep-and-sleep-disorders-in-the-netherlands
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Gerard A Kerkhof
OBJECTIVE: There is a surging public interest in The Netherlands concerning sleep, sleep disorders and associated health. For a proper perspective, it is necessary to have reliable information on the prevalence of sleep characteristics at the national level. This study set out to assess prevalence rates and key characteristics of sleep and sleep disorders in The Netherlands. METHODS: In 2012, a nationally representative sample of 2089 individuals, aged 18-70 years, responded to a set of 48 questions, including the Holland Sleep Disorders Questionnaire, a validated questionnaire based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197810/a-wrist-sensor-and-algorithm-to-determine-instantaneous-walking-cadence-and-speed-in-daily-life-walking
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Benedikt Fasel, Cyntia Duc, Farzin Dadashi, Flavien Bardyn, Martin Savary, Pierre-André Farine, Kamiar Aminian
In daily life, a person's gait-an important marker for his/her health status-is usually assessed using inertial sensors fixed to lower limbs or trunk. Such sensor locations are not well suited for continuous and long duration measurements. A better location would be the wrist but with the drawback of the presence of perturbative movements independent of walking. The aim of this study was to devise and validate an algorithm able to accurately estimate walking cadence and speed for daily life walking in various environments based on acceleration measured at the wrist...
February 14, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195837/the-effect-of-atomoxetin-use-in-the-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-on-the-symptoms-of-restless-legs-syndrome-a-case-report
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Saliha Baykal, Melih Nuri Karakurt
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently accompanied with sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and circadian rhythm disorder. We have limited information about the effects of medical therapies used in the treatment of ADHD on RLS. This article discusses the effects of atomoxetine treatment on both disorders in a patient followed by diagnoses of ADHD and RLS.
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178140/utility-of-duranta-a-wireless-patch-type-electrocardiographic-monitoring-system-developed-in-japan-in-detecting-covert-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-cryptogenic-stroke-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takashi Araga, Masashi Hoshino, Keita Tanaka, Satoru Kashima, Rie Sasaki, Kenji Uchino, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Subcutaneous implantable electrocardiographs are highly effective in detecting covert atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke. However, these invasive devices are not indicated for all cryptogenic stroke patients, and noninvasive improvements over conventional Holter-type ambulatory electrocardiography are needed. We evaluated the clinical application and effectiveness of Duranta (ImageONE Co., Ltd.), a wireless patch-type electrocardiographic monitoring system developed in Japan for chronically ill patients or home-based patients at the end of life...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173825/myoclonic-seizure-prior-to-diagnosis-of-chronic-toxic-encephalopathy-a-case-report
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Wim L C Van Hooste
BACKGROUND: "Thinner" is a widely used industrial mixture of organic solvents. Exposure to organic solvents is usually not considered to be a possible cause of epilepsy, despite descriptions of toxic effects on the central nervous system. There are only a few reports about a possible epileptogenic effect of organic solvents exposure. We report a case of myoclonic seizure at the workplace that shows a remarkable coincidence between exposure to a thinner mixture and the occurrence of an epileptic seizure...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157078/analysis-of-upper-limb-movement-range-and-global-grip-strength-after-surgical-treatment-of-ao-type-c-distal-radius-fractures-using-lcp-plates-and-k-wires
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Adam Białas, Marek Synder, Artur Dyhdalewicz, Krzysztof Walenczak
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the outcomes of treatment of AO Type C distal radius fractures using LCP plates and K-wires. The analysis focused on comparison of movement range and global grip strength between the operated limb and the healthy one. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study involved 60 patients treated in the Regional Specialist Hospital in Zgierz in the period 2008-2013. LCP plates were used in 31 cases and fixation with K-wires was employed in 29 patients...
May 5, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131185/combined-therapy-using-botulinum-toxin-a-and-single-joint-hybrid-assistive-limb-for-upper-limb-disability-due-to-spastic-hemiplegia
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Kazuya Saita, Takashi Morishita, Koichi Hyakutake, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Etsuji Shiota, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Tooru Inoue
We investigated the combination of robot-assisted rehabilitation (RT) using a single-joint hybrid assistive limb (HAL-SJ) and botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) as therapy for paretic arm with spasticity in post-stroke patients. Participants were seven patients (4 females, 3 males; mean (±SD) age: 60.6±8.4years) who had spastic hemiplegia following chronic stroke. On the day following BTX-A injection, we started RT, which was performed for 20 sessions of 60min each over a two-week period. Clinical outcome measures, including Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA), Motor Activity Log (MAL), and Disability Assessment Scale (DAS), and cortical activity were evaluated at baseline, and two weeks, and four months following BTX-A injection...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124436/normal-sensorimotor-plasticity-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-with-fixed-posture-of-the-hand
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Francesca Morgante, Antonino Naro, Carmen Terranova, Margherita Russo, Vincenzo Rizzo, Giovanni Risitano, Paolo Girlanda, Angelo Quartarone
BACKGROUND: Movement disorders associated with complex regional pain syndrome type I have been a subject of controversy over the last 10 years regarding their nature and pathophysiology, with an intense debate about the functional (psychogenic) nature of this disorder. The aim of this study was to test sensorimotor plasticity and cortical excitability in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I who developed a fixed posture of the hand. METHODS: Ten patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I in the right upper limb and a fixed posture of the hand (disease duration less than 24 months) and 10 age-matched healthy subjects were enrolled...
January 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089981/sleep-disturbances-and-neurobehavioral-performance-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Teresa M Ward, Dean W Beebe, Maida Lynn Chen, Carol A Landis, Sarah Ringold, Ken Pike, Carol A Wallace
OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent of polysomnographic (PSG) sleep disturbances [obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI), number of wake bouts, arousals, periodic limb movements] and the effect of OAHI on neurobehavioral performance in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), JIA without OSA, and controls without OSA, adjusting for intelligence quotient (IQ), pain, medications, daytime sleepiness, and wake bouts. METHODS: Children 6-11 years, 68 with JIA and 67 controls, underwent 1 night of PSG and completed self-reported daytime sleepiness surveys, multiple sleep latency tests for physiological sleepiness, and neurobehavioral performance tests the next day...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065687/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-research-roadmap
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Daniel J Gottlieb, Virend K Somers, Naresh M Punjabi, John W Winkelman
In this paper, we first critically appraise the epidemiologic literature examining the association of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and then consider whether lessons learned from the study of cardiovascular consequences of other sleep disorders might inform a research agenda to examine the potential mechanisms of cardiovascular morbidity of RLS. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are both mixed as to whether there is a meaningful association of RLS and CVD. On the other hand, numerous cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies have shown a strong association of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with CVD risk...
October 27, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065402/genetics-of-restless-legs-syndrome
#17
Juliane Winkelmann, Barbara Schormair, Lan Xiong, Patrick A Dion, David B Rye, Guy A Rouleau
At the outset of genetic studies in restless legs syndrome (RLS), the disorder was assumed to be a classical monogenic disorder that runs in families. However, years of family studies did not reveal any causally-related genes or genetic variants. The advent of high-throughput genotyping technology led to a change; genome-wide association studies in large case-control samples became feasible, which led to the identification of first genetic risk variants for RLS. Variants detected by this approach are common ones, which that individually confer only a minor increase in risk of disease...
November 12, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010837/raptor-acupuncture-for-treating-chronic-degenerative-joint-disease
#18
Keum Hwa Choi, Gail Buhl, Julia Ponder
A permanently captive 21-year-old male bald eagle was diagnosed with chronic degenerative joint disease in the right stifle with severe lameness (Grade 5) based on radiography. Clinical signs included decreased movement, vocalization, non weight-bearing on the affected limb, inappetence, depression, and pododermatitis on the left foot (bumblefoot, Grade 3). The eagle was treated with anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs including carprofen and celecoxib. As there was no observed clinical improvement with any of the treatments, acupuncture treatment was provided...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004950/stimulation-of-5-ht2a-receptors-recovers-sensory-responsiveness-in-acute-spinal-neonatal-rats
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Hillary E Swann, Sierra D Kauer, Jacob T Allmond, Michele R Brumley
Quipazine is a 5-HT2A-receptor agonist that has been used to induce motor activity and promote recovery of function after spinal cord injury in neonatal and adult rodents. Sensory stimulation also activates sensory and motor circuits and promotes recovery after spinal cord injury. In rats, tail pinching is an effective and robust method of sacrocaudal sensory afferent stimulation that induces motor activity, including alternating stepping. In this study, responsiveness to a tail pinch following treatment with quipazine (or saline vehicle control) was examined in spinal cord transected (at midthoracic level) and intact neonatal rats...
February 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004392/a-critical-period-of-corticomuscular-and-emg-emg-coherence-detection-in-healthy-infants-aged-9-25%C3%A2-weeks
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Anina Ritterband-Rosenbaum, Anna Herskind, Xi Li, Maria Willerslev-Olsen, Mikkel Damgaard Olsen, Simon Francis Farmer, Jens Bo Nielsen
KEY POINTS: The early postnatal development of functional corticospinal connections in human infants is not fully clarified. Corticospinal drive to upper and lower limb muscle shows developmental changes with an increased functional coupling in infants between 9 and 25 weeks in the beta frequency band. The changes in functional coupling coincide with the developmental period where fidgety movements are present in healthy infants. Data support a possible sensitive period where functional connections between corticospinal tract fibres and spinal motoneurones undergo activity-dependent reorganization...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Physiology
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