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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524087/in-vitro-assessment-of-early-bacterial-activity-on-micro-nanostructured-ti6al4v-surfaces
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Benjamin Valdez-Salas, Ernesto Beltrán-Partida, Sandra Castillo-Uribe, Mario Curiel-Álvarez, Roumen Zlatev, Margarita Stoytcheva, Gisela Montero-Alpírez, Lidia Vargas-Osuna
It is imperative to understand and systematically compare the initial interactions between bacteria genre and surface properties. Thus, we fabricated a flat, anodized with 80 nm TiO₂ nanotubes (NTs), and a rough Ti6Al4V surface. The materials were characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We cultured in vitro Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) to evaluate the bacterial-surface behavior by FE-SEM and viability calculation...
May 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523223/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-may-modulate-extinction-memory-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Mascha Van't Wout, Sharon M Longo, Madhavi K Reddy, Noah S Philip, Marguerite T Bowker, Benjamin D Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in fear extinction and recall are core components of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Data from animal and human studies point to a role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in extinction learning and subsequent retention of extinction memories. Given the increasing interest in developing noninvasive brain stimulation protocols for psychopathology treatment, we piloted whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) during extinction learning, vs...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520951/non-selective-his-bundle-pacing-with-a-biphasic-waveform-enhancing-septal-resynchronization
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Daniel F Ortega, Luis D Barja, Emilio Logarzo, Nicolas Mangani, Analia Paolucci, Maria P Bonomini
Aims: His bundle pacing has shown to prevent detrimental effects from right ventricular apical pacing (RVA) and proved to resynchronize many conduction disturbances cases. However, the extent of His bundle pacing resynchronization is limited. An optimized stimulation waveform could expand this limit when implemented in His bundle pacing sets. In this work, we temporarily implemented RVA and Non-selective His bundle pacing with a biphasic anodal-first waveform (AF-nHB) and compared their effects against sinus rhythm (SR)...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514807/can-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-modulate-psychophysiological-response-in-sedentary-men-during-vigorous-aerobic-exercise
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Alexandre Hideki Okano, Daniel Gomes Silva Machado, Leônidas Oliveira Neto, Luiz Fernando Farias-Junior, Pedro Moraes Dutra Agrícola, Ademir Arruda, André Igor Fonteles, Li Min Li, Eduardo B Fontes, Hassan Mohamed Elsangedy, Alexandre Moreira
This study evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could change physiological and psychological responses during vigorous exercise with a constant load. 13 sedentary males (23.0±4.2 years; 25.6±4.2 kg/m²) took part in this randomized, crossed-over, sham-controlled, and double-blinded study. Participants underwent 2 sessions with anodal or sham tDCS (2 mA, 20 min) applied before exercise over the left temporal cortex targeting the left insular cortex. The exercise was performed at vigorous intensity (%HRmax 81...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512443/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-post-concussion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim, André Russowsky Brunoni, Mirian Akiko Furutani de Oliveira, Ana Luiza Costa Zaninotto, Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Vinícius Monteiro de Paula Guirado, Iuri Santana Neville, Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Mara Cristina Souza de Lucia, Wellingson Silva Paiva, Almir Ferreira de Andrade, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) represents 70-80% of all treated brain injuries. A considerable proportion of MTBI patients experience post-concussion symptoms for a prolonged period after MTBI, and these symptoms are diagnosed as persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS). PPCS is defined as a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. However, memory and executive dysfunction seems to be one of the most debilitating symptoms. Recently, non-invasive brain stimulation has been studied as a potential treatment method for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509625/direct-current-stimulation-does-little-to-improve-the-outcome-of-working-memory-training-in-older-adults
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Jonna Nilsson, Alexander V Lebedev, Anders Rydström, Martin Lövdén
The promise of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) as a modulator of cognition has appealed to researchers, media, and the general public. Researchers have suggested that tDCS may increase effects of cognitive training. In this study of 123 older adults, we examined the interactive effects of 20 sessions of anodal tDCS over the left prefrontal cortex (vs. sham tDCS) and simultaneous working memory training (vs. control training) on change in cognitive abilities. Stimulation did not modulate gains from pre- to posttest on latent factors of either trained or untrained tasks in a statistically significant manner...
May 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506002/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-combined-with-visuo-motor-training-as-treatment-for-chronic-stroke-patients
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Elena L Pavlova, Påvel Lindberg, Amirah Khan, Sigurd Ruschkowski, Michael A Nitsche, Jörgen Borg
BACKGROUND: Recent studies exploring the combined effect of motor learning and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for stroke rehabilitation have shown partially conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of an optimized hand training approach combined with tDCS in stroke patients. METHODS: In the present pilot study we investigated motor effects of four-week training with a visuomotor grip force tracking task combined with tDCS in 11 chronic stroke patients...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505987/improved-grasp-function-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Mar Cortes, Ana Heloisa Medeiros, Aasta Gandhi, Peter Lee, Hermano Igo Krebs, Gary Thickbroom, Dylan Edwards
BACKGROUND: Recovering hand function has important implications for improving independence of patients with tetraplegia after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive rehabilitation technique that has potential to improve motor function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of one session of 1 mA, 2 mA, and sham anodal tDCS (a-tDCS) in the upper extremity (hand) motor performance (grasp and lease) in patients with chronic cervical SCI...
May 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505986/combined-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-robotic-upper-limb-therapy-improves-upper-limb-function-in-an-adult-with-cerebral-palsy
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Kathleen M Friel, Peter Lee, Lindsey V Soles, Ana R P Smorenburg, Hsing-Ching Kuo, Dylan J Edwards
BACKGROUND: Robotic therapy can improve upper limb function in hemiparesis. Excitatory transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can prime brain motor circuits before therapy. OBJECTIVE: We tested safety and efficacy of tDCS plus robotic therapy in an adult with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP). METHODS: In each of 36 sessions, anodal tDCS (2 mA, 20 min) was applied over the motor map of the affected hand. Immediately after tDCS, the participant completed robotic therapy, using the shoulder, elbow, and wrist (MIT Manus)...
May 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504930/extracorporeal-stimulation-of-sacral-nerve-roots-for-observation-of-pelvic-autonomic-nerve-integrity-description-of-a-novel-methodological-setup
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Tomasz Moszkowski, Daniel Kauff, Celine Wegner, Roman Ruff, Karin Somerlik-Fuchs, Thilo Krueger, Piotr Augustyniak, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Werner Kneist
INTRODUCTION: Neurophysiologic monitoring can improve autonomic nerve sparing during critical phases of rectal cancer surgery. OBJECTIVES: To develop a system for extracorporeal stimulation of sacral nerve roots. METHODS: Dedicated software controlled a ten-electrode stimulation array by switching between different electrode configurations and current levels. A built-in impedance and current level measurement assessed the effectiveness of current injection...
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503139/a-pilot-study-on-the-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-brain-rhythms-and-entropy-during-self-paced-finger-movement-using-the-epoc-helmet
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Florian C A A Bodranghien, Margot Langlois Mahe, Serge Clément, Mario U Manto
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the cerebellum is emerging as a novel non-invasive tool to modulate the activity of the cerebellar circuitry. In a single blinded study, we applied anodal tDCS (atDCS) of the cerebellum to assess its effects on brain entropy and brain rhythms during self-paced sequential finger movements in a group of healthy volunteers. Although wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) systems cannot compete with traditional clinical/laboratory set-ups in terms of accuracy and channel density, they have now reached a sufficient maturity to envision daily life applications...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502585/frontoparietal-neurostimulation-modulates-working-memory-training-benefits-and-oscillatory-synchronization
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Kevin T Jones, Dwight J Peterson, Kara J Blacker, Marian E Berryhill
There is considerable interest in maintaining working memory (WM) because it is essential to accomplish most cognitive tasks, and it is correlated with fluid intelligence and ecologically valid measures of daily living. Toward this end, WM training protocols aim to improve WM capacity and extend improvements to unpracticed domains, yet success is limited. One emerging approach is to couple WM training with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). This pairing of WM training with tDCS in longitudinal designs promotes behavioral improvement and evidence of transfer of performance gains to untrained WM tasks...
May 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494298/remediation-of-pah-polluted-soils-using-a-soil-microbial-fuel-cell-influence-of-electrode-interval-and-role-of-microbial-community
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Bao Yu, Jing Tian, Liu Feng
The soil microbial fuel cells (SMFCs) were constructed to remediate soils contaminated by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). With a maximum power density of 12.1mWm(-2) and an internal resistance of 470Ω, a closed SMFC showed electricity generation comparable to that by an open SMFC after 175days of operation and meanwhile increased the removal rates of anthracene, phenanthrene, and pyrene to 54.2±2.7%, 42.6±1.9% and 27.0±2.1% from 20.8±1.1%, 17.3±1.2% and 11.7±0.9%, respectively, by the open SMFC...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491018/transcranial-stimulation-of-the-orbitofrontal-cortex-affects-decisions-about-magnocellular-optimized-stimuli
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Anna Bognár, Gergő Csete, Margit Németh, Péter Csibri, Tamás Z Kincses, Gyula Sáry
Visual categorization plays an important role in fast and efficient information processing; still the neuronal basis of fast categorization has not been established yet. There are two main hypotheses known; both agree that primary, global impressions are based on the information acquired through the magnocellular pathway (MC). It is unclear whether this information is available through the MC that provides information (also) for the ventral pathway or through top-down mechanisms by connections between the dorsal pathway and the ventral pathway via the frontal cortex...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487249/combining-tdcs-with-prismatic-adaptation-for-non-invasive-neuromodulation-of-the-motor-cortex
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Martina Bracco, Giuseppa Renata Mangano, Patrizia Turriziani, Daniela Smirni, Massimiliano Oliveri
BACKGROUND: Prismatic adaptation (PA) shifts visual field laterally and induces lateralized deviations of spatial attention. Recently, it has been suggested that prismatic goggles are also able to modulate brain excitability, with cognitive after-effects documented even in tasks not necessarily spatial in nature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to test whether neuromodulatory effects obtained from tDCS and prismatic goggles could interact and induce homeostatic changes in corticospinal excitability...
May 6, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487047/anodal-and-cathodal-electrical-stimulation-over-v5-improves-motion-perception-by-signal-enhancement-and-noise-reduction
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Luca Battaglini, Stefano Noventa, Clara Casco
BACKGROUND: The effect that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has on discrimination of coherent motion (CM) signals in a field of randomly moving dots (noise) can be accounted for by both noise reduction and signal enhancement. OBJECTIVE: To distinguish between noise reduction and signal enhancement, we monitored the discrimination of the correct CM direction as a function of the coherence level (using the psychophysical method of constant stimuli)...
April 28, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476095/effect-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-swallowing-apraxia-and-cortical-excitability-in-stroke-patients
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Ying Yuan, Jie Wang, Dongyu Wu, Xiaobo Huang, Weiqun Song
BACKGROUND: Swallowing apraxia is characterized by impaired volitional swallowing but relatively preserved reflexive swallowing. Few studies are available on the effectiveness of behavioral therapy and management of the condition. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on swallowing apraxia and cortical activation in stroke patients. METHODS: The study included three inpatients (age 48-70 years; 1 male, 2 females; duration of stroke, 35-55 d) with post-stroke swallowing apraxia and six age-matched healthy subjects (age 45-65 years; 3 males, 3 females)...
May 5, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472633/the-effect-of-left-frontal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-propranolol-induced-fear-memory-acquisition-and-consolidation-deficits
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Mohammad Nasehi, Mozhgan Khani-Abyaneh, Mohaddeseh Ebrahimi-Ghiri, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
Accumulating evidence supports the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in modulating numerous cognitive functions. Despite the fact that tDCS has been used for the enhancement of memory and cognition, very few animal studies have addressed its impact on the modulation of fear memory. This study was designed to determine whether pre/post-training frontal tDCS application would alter fear memory acquisition and/or consolidation deficits induced by propranolol in NMRI mice. Results indicated that administration of β1-adrenoceptor blocker propranolol (0...
May 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469001/cerebellar-patients-do-not-benefit-from-cerebellar-or-m1-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-during-force-field-reaching-adaptation
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Thomas Hulst, Liane John, Michael Küper, Jos N van der Geest, Sophia L Göricke, Opher Donchin, Dagmar Timmann
Several studies have identified transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a potential tool in the rehabilitation of cerebellar disease. Here, we tested whether tDCS could alleviate motor impairments of subjects with cerebellar degeneration. Three groups took part in this study: twenty individuals with cerebellar degeneration, twenty age-matched controls and thirty young controls. A standard reaching task with force field-perturbations was used to compare motor adaptation between groups and to measure the effect of stimulation of the cerebellum or primary motor cortex (M1)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460127/effects-of-combining-a-brief-cognitive-intervention-with-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-pain-tolerance-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Abigail Powers, Alok Madan, Megan Hilbert, Scott T Reeves, Mark George, Michael R Nash, Jeffrey J Borckardt
Objective.:  Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective for treating chronic pain, and a growing literature shows the potential analgesic effects of minimally invasive brain stimulation. However, few studies have systematically investigated the potential benefits associated with combining approaches. The goal of this pilot laboratory study was to investigate the combination of a brief cognitive restructuring intervention and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in affecting pain tolerance...
April 26, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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