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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332990/continuous-activity-monitoring-during-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
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Nitin Ohri, Rafi Kabarriti, William R Bodner, Keyur J Mehta, Viswanathan Shankar, Balazs Halmos, Missak Haigentz, Bruce Rapkin, Chandan Guha, Shalom Kalnicki, Madhur Garg
PURPOSE: To perform a prospective trial testing the feasibility and utility of acquiring activity data as a measure of health status during concurrent chemoradiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ambulatory patients who were planned for treatment with concurrent chemoradiotherapy with curative intent for cancers of the head and neck, lung, or gastrointestinal tract were provided with activity monitors before treatment initiation. Patients were asked to wear the devices continuously throughout the radiation therapy course...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332406/continuous-glucose-monitor-interference-with-commonly-prescribed-medications
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Ananda Basu, Michael Q Slama, Wayne T Nicholson, Loralie Langman, Thomas Peyser, Rickey Carter, Rita Basu
BACKGROUND: Reliability of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) is a prerequisite for therapeutic dosing of insulin without the need for confirmatory blood glucose meter measurements. Interference of CGMs with commonly prescribed substances has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We sought to undertake a novel pilot study to determine the susceptibility of FDA-approved CGM systems (Medtronic Guardian Sof-Sensor, Dexcom G4 Platinum) to erroneous readings in the presence of common medications...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327093/continuous-non-invasive-finger-cuff-caretaker%C3%A2-comparable-to-invasive-intra-arterial-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-major-intra-abdominal-surgery
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Irwin Gratz, Edward Deal, Francis Spitz, Martin Baruch, I Elaine Allen, Julia E Seaman, Erin Pukenas, Smith Jean
BACKGROUND: Despite increased interest in non-invasive arterial pressure monitoring, the majority of commercially available technologies have failed to satisfy the limits established for the validation of automatic arterial pressure monitoring by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). According to the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 81060-2:2013 standards, the group-average accuracy and precision are defined as acceptable if bias is not greater than 5 mmHg and standard deviation is not greater than 8 mmHg...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325023/an-affordable-cuff-less-blood-pressure-estimation-solution
#4
Monika Jain, Niranjan Kumar, Sujay Deb
This paper presents a cuff-less hypertension pre-screening device that non-invasively monitors the Blood Pressure (BP) and Heart Rate (HR) continuously. The proposed device simultaneously records two clinically significant and highly correlated biomedical signals, viz., Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Photoplethysmogram (PPG). The device provides a common data acquisition platform that can interface with PC/laptop, Smart phone/tablet and Raspberry-pi etc. The hardware stores and processes the recorded ECG and PPG in order to extract the real-time BP and HR using kernel regression approach...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323763/prospective-randomized-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-the-reamer-irrigator-aspirator-on-the-volume-of-embolic-load-and-respiratory-function-during-intramedullary-nailing-of-femoral-shaft-fractures
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Jeremy A Hall, Michael D McKee, Milena R Vicente, Zachary A Morison, Niloofar Dehghan, Christine E Schemitsch, Hans J Kreder, Brad Petrisor, Emil H Schemitsch
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether the use of the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) device resulted in a decreased amount of fat emboli compared with standard reaming (SR) when performing intramedullary (IM) nailing of femoral shaft fractures. DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Multi-centered trial, level I trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: All eligible patients who presented to participating institutions with an isolated femoral shaft fracture amenable to fixation with antegrade IM nailing...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323592/measuring-uptake-and-elimination-of-nitrogen-in-humans-at-different-ambient-pressures
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Patrik Sundblad, Oskar Frånberg, Christoph Siebenmann, Mikael Gennser
BACKGROUND: To measure nitrogen (N2) wash-out and uptake requires elaborate set-ups, especially when doing the measurements at increased or decreased ambient pressure. Here we present a transportable device for quantifying N2 turnover in humans which can be used at different ambient pressures. METHODS: A modified close-circuit electronic rebreather was used to assess N2 turnover. Changes in N2 volume within the rebreathing circuit, reflecting N2 uptake or washout, were derived from the continuously monitored total system volume and the calculated volumes of oxygen and water vapor...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323449/the-relative-importance-of-real-time-in-cab-and-external-feedback-in-managing-fatigue-in-real-world-commercial-transport-operations
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Michael Fitzharris, Sara Liu, Amanda N Stephens, Michael G Lenné
OBJECTIVE: Real-time driver monitoring systems represent a solution to address key behavioral risks as they occur, particularly distraction and fatigue. The efficacy of these systems in real-world settings is largely unknown. This paper has three objectives: 1) to document the incidence and duration of fatigue in real-world commercial truck driving operations, 2) to determine the reduction, if any, in the incidence of fatigue episodes associated with providing feedback, and 3) to tease apart the relative contribution of in-cab warnings from 24 monitoring and feedback to employers...
March 21, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320891/the-normal-ranges-of-cardiovascular-parameters-measured-using-the-ultrasonic-cardiac-output-monitor
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Giles N Cattermole, P Y Mia Leung, Grace Y L Ho, Peach W S Lau, Cangel P Y Chan, Stewart S W Chan, Brendan E Smith, Colin A Graham, Timothy H Rainer
The ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM) is a noninvasive transcutaneous continuous wave Doppler method for assessing hemodynamics. There are no published reference ranges for normal values in adults (aged 18-60 years) for this device. This study aimed to (1) measure cardiovascular indices using USCOM in healthy adults aged 18-60 years; (2) combine these data with those for healthy children (aged 0-12), adolescents (aged 12-18), and the elderly (aged over 60) from our previously published studies in order to present normal ranges for all ages, and (3) establish normal ranges of USCOM-derived variables according to both weight and age...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318990/junctional-hemorrhage-control-for-tactical-combat-casualty-care
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Russ S Kotwal, Frank K Butler
During historic, as well as more recent, conflicts, most combat casualties who die from their injuries do so in the prehospital setting. Although many of the injuries incurred by these casualties are nonsurvivable, a number of injuries are still potentially survivable. Of those injuries that are potentially survivable, the majority are truncal, junctional, and extremity hemorrhage. Novel and effective approaches directed toward prehospital hemorrhage control have emerged in recent years, some of which can prove useful in the management of junctional hemorrhage whether in a military or civilian setting...
March 16, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318949/wing-augmentation-reduces-femoral-head-cutting-out-of-dynamic-hip-screw
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Chih-Yu Chen, Shu-Wei Huang, Jui-Sheng Sun, Shin-Yiing Lin, Chih-Sheng Yu, Hsu-Pin Pan, Ping-Hung Lin, Fan-Chun Hsieh, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Feng-Huei Lin, Rong-Sen Yang, Cheng-Kung Cheng
The dynamic hip screw (DHS) is commonly used in the treatment of femoral intertrochanteric fracture with high satisfactory results. However, post-operative failure does occur and result in poor prognosis. The most common failure is femoral head varus collapse, followed by lag screw cut-out through the femoral head. In this study, a novel-designed DHS with two supplemental horizontal blades was used to improve the fixation stability. In this study, nine convention DHS and 9 Orthopaedic Device Research Center (ODRC) DHSs were tested in this study...
March 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315609/the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-device-potentiates-stress-reactivity
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Jurate Aleknaviciute, Joke H M Tulen, Yolanda B De Rijke, Christian G Bouwkamp, Mark van der Kroeg, Mirjam Timmermans, Vincent L Wester, Veerle Bergink, Witte J G Hoogendijk, Henning Tiemeier, Elisabeth F C van Rossum, Cornelis G Kooiman, Steven A Kushner
BACKGROUND: The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) is currently recommended as a first-line contraceptive with an exclusively local intrauterine influence. However, recent clinical trials have identified side effects of LNG-IUD that appear to be systemically mediated, including depressed mood and emotional lability. METHODS: We performed two experimental studies and a cross-sectional study. For each study, women were included from three groups: LNG-IUD (0...
February 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314163/radon-measurements-and-dose-estimate-of-workers-in-a-manganese-ore-mine
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Amin Shahrokhi, Tamás Vigh, Csaba Németh, Anita Csordás, Tibor Kovács
In the new European Basic Safety Standard (EU-BSS), a new reference level for indoor radon concentration in workplaces has recommended that the annual average activity concentration of indoor radon shall not be higher than 300Bqm(-3). This paper describes the radon concentration level in an underground workplace (manganese ore mine) over long time intervals (4 years). Several common radon monitors devices - including NRPB and Raduet (as a passive method based on CR-39), AlphaGUARD PQ 2000Pro, SARAD EQF3220, TESLA and Pylon WLX (as active methods) - were used for continuous radon measurements...
March 10, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303338/blood-glucose-kinetics-and-physiological-changes-in-a-type-1-diabetic-finisher-of-the-ultraman-triathlon-a-case-study
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Christopher W Bach, Daniel A Baur, William S Hyder, Michael J Ormsbee
PURPOSE: To investigate the blood glucose kinetics and physiological effects experienced by a type 1 diabetic (T1D) finisher of a 3-day, multi-stage ultra endurance triathlon consisting of a 10 km swim and 144.8 km bike (stage 1), a 275.4 km bike (stage 2), and an 84.4 km run (stage 3). METHODS: The athlete self-monitored blood glucose (SMBG) levels via fingerstick blood draw and hand-held glucometer. Researchers evaluated blood glucose kinetics via a continuous glucose monitoring device...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290243/motif-discovery-in-speech-application-to-monitoring-alzheimer-s-disease
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Peter Garrard, Vanda Nemes, Dragana Nikolic, Anna Barney
BACKGROUND: Perseveration - repetition of words, phrases or questions in speech - is commonly described in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Measuring perseveration is difficult, but may index cognitive performance, aiding diagnosis and disease monitoring. Continuous recording of speech would produce a large quantity of data requiring painstaking manual analysis, and risk violating patients' and others' privacy. A secure record and an automated approach to analysis are required. OBJECTIVES: To record bone-conducted acoustic energy fluctuations from a subject's vocal apparatus using an accelerometer, to describe the recording and analysis stages in detail, and demonstrate that the approach is feasible in AD...
March 9, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287488/characterization-of-industrial-coolant-fluids-and-continuous-ageing-monitoring-by-wireless-node-enabled-fiber-optic-sensors
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Alexandros El Sachat, Anastasia Meristoudi, Christos Markos, Andreas Sakellariou, Aggelos Papadopoulos, Serafim Katsikas, Christos Riziotis
Environmentally robust chemical sensors for monitoring industrial processes or infrastructures are lately becoming important devices in industry. Low complexity and wireless enabled characteristics can offer the required flexibility for sensor deployment in adaptable sensing networks for continuous monitoring and management of industrial assets. Here are presented the design, development and operation of a class of low cost photonic sensors for monitoring the ageing process and the operational characteristics of coolant fluids used in an industrial heavy machinery infrastructure...
March 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281836/listening-to-music-with-personal-listening-devices-monitoring-the-noise-dose-using-a-smartphone-application
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Ricky Kaplan-Neeman, Chava Muchnik, Noam Amir
OBJECTIVES: To monitor listening habits to personal listening devices (PLDs) using a smartphone application and to compare actual listening habits to self-report data. DESIGN: Two stages: self-report listening habits questionnaire, and real-time monitoring of listening habits through a smartphone application. STUDY SAMPLE: Overall 117 participants aged 18-34 years (mean 25.5 years) completed the questionnaire, and of them, 40 participants (mean age: 25...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280719/cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-during-immediate-neonatal-transition-and-resuscitation
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REVIEW
Gerhard Pichler, Georg M Schmölzer, Berndt Urlesberger
This article provides a review of cerebral tissue oxygenation during immediate transition after birth in human neonates. Recommended routine monitoring, especially if resuscitation is needed, during this period includes arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate measured by pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram. However, there is increasing interest to monitor in addition with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) the oxygenation of the brain. There is a different pattern of increase between cerebral tissue oxygenation and arterial oxygen saturation during the immediate transition, with cerebral tissue oxygenation reaching a plateau faster than arterial oxygen saturation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277813/power-optimisation-for-wearable-heart-rate-measurement-device-with-wireless-charging
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G Kiruthiga, A Sharmila, P Mahalakshmi, M Muruganandam
Continuous measurement of heart rate is necessary for monitoring the patients with heart ailments. A wearable which continuously measures heart rate of an individual by a method called reflectance-based photoplethysmography (PPG) computes the heart rate of an individual according to the volumetric changes in blood flowing through the body is developed. In order to make the device more compact as well as with IP67 and IP68 standard, wireless charging technique is employed because it helps to get rid of wires while charging...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269621/wearable-diagnostic-system-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski
This paper presents a novel head-mounted point-of-care diagnostic system for detection and continuous monitoring of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This wearable embedded open-source platform enables accurate monitoring of AMD by taking advantage of multiple standard graphical interface techniques such as Amsler Grid, Threshold Amsler Grid, Macular Computerized Psychophysical Test and Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter (PHP). Here, we describe the proposed multi-Grid or so-called NGRID software and elaborate on the hardware prototype...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269619/a-wearable-computing-platform-for-developing-cloud-based-machine-learning-models-for-health-monitoring-applications
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Shyamal Patel, Ryan S McGinnis, Ikaro Silva, Steve DiCristofaro, Nikhil Mahadevan, Elise Jortberg, Jaime Franco, Albert Martin, Joseph Lust, Milan Raj, Bryan McGrane, Paolo DePetrillo, A J Aranyosi, Melissa Ceruolo, Jesus Pindado, Roozbeh Ghaffari
Wearable sensors have the potential to enable clinical-grade ambulatory health monitoring outside the clinic. Technological advances have enabled development of devices that can measure vital signs with great precision and significant progress has been made towards extracting clinically meaningful information from these devices in research studies. However, translating measurement accuracies achieved in the controlled settings such as the lab and clinic to unconstrained environments such as the home remains a challenge...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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