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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719062/immersive-virtual-reality-as-a-teaching-tool-for-neuroanatomy
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Katelyn Stepan, Joshua Zeiger, Stephanie Hanchuk, Anthony Del Signore, Raj Shrivastava, Satish Govindaraj, Alfred Iloreta
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and interactive virtual reality (VR) simulation are validated teaching techniques used throughout medical disciplines. Little objective data exists supporting its use in teaching clinical anatomy. Learner motivation is thought to limit the rate of utilization of such novel technologies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness, satisfaction, and motivation associated with immersive VR simulation in teaching medical students neuroanatomy...
July 18, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715338/closed-loop-neurostimulators-a-survey-and-a-seizure-predicting-design-example-for-intractable-epilepsy-treatment
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Hossein Kassiri, Sana Tonekaboni, M Tariqus Salam, Nima Soltani, Karim Abdelhalim, Jose Luis Perez Velazquez, Roman Genov
First, existing commercially available open-loop and closed-loop implantable neurostimulators are reviewed and compared in terms of their targeted application, physical size, system-level features, and performance as a medical device. Next, signal processing algorithms as the primary strength point of the closed-loop neurostimulators are reviewed, and various design and implementation requirements and trade-offs are discussed in details along with quantitative examples. The review results in a set of guidelines for algorithm selection and evaluation...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713600/periodontics-implantology-and-prosthodontics-integrated-the-zenith-driven-rehabilitation
#3
Fausto Frizzera, Mateus Tonetto, Guilherme Cabral, Jamil Awad Shibli, Elcio Marcantonio
A customized treatment plan is important to reach results that will satisfy the patient providing esthetics, function, and long-term stability. This type of oral rehabilitation requires professionals from different dental specialties where communication is a major key point. Digital Smile Design allows the practitioners to plan and discuss the patient's condition to establish the proper treatment plan, which must be driven by the desired zenith position. The ideal gingival position will guide the professionals and determine the need to perform surgical procedures or orthodontic movement before placing the final restorations...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713309/associations-among-different-internet-access-time-gender-and-cyberbullying-behaviors-in-taiwan-s-adolescents
#4
Cheng-Min Chao, Tai-Kuei Yu
With the increasing convenience of social networking sites and their interconnectedness with human interaction, verbal and image bullying have turned digital, making cyberbullying a new form of bullying attracting the attention of researchers, social workers, and schools. This study focuses on the status quo of attitude toward cyberbullying and cyberbullying behavior, explores associations of attitude toward behavior on cyberbullying behavior in gender and different internet access times. In a cross-sectional survey, adolescents were surveyed through self-report questionnaires, 13,864 respondents were received among 150 high schools in Taiwan...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712604/-sometimes-you-feel-like-the-freak-show-a%C3%A2-qualitative-assessment-of-emergency-care-experiences-among-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-patients
#5
Elizabeth A Samuels, Chantal Tape, Naomi Garber, Sarah Bowman, Esther K Choo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (trans) people have decreased access to care and poorer health outcomes compared with the general population. Little has been studied and documented about such patients' emergency department (ED) experiences and barriers to care. Using survey and qualitative research methods, this study aims to identify specific areas for improvement and generate testable hypotheses about the barriers and challenges for trans individuals needing acute care...
July 13, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710523/short-communication-emerging-technologies-for-biometeorology
#6
Hamed Mehdipoor, Jennifer K Vanos, Raul Zurita-Milla, Guofeng Cao
The first decade of the twenty-first century saw remarkable technological advancements for use in biometeorology. These emerging technologies have allowed for the collection of new data and have further emphasized the need for specific and/or changing systems for efficient data management, data processing, and advanced representations of new data through digital information management systems. This short communication provides an overview of new hardware and software technologies that support biometeorologists in representing and understanding the influence of atmospheric processes on living organisms...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707529/interpretation-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-preliminary-study-on-comparison-with-picture-archiving-and-communication-system-pacs-and-dedicated-workstation
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Young Seon Kim, Jung Min Chang, Ann Yi, Sung Ui Shin, Myung Eun Lee, Won Hwa Kim, Nariya Cho, Woo Kyung Moon
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency in the interpretation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images using picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and a dedicated workstation. METHODS: A total of 97 DBT images performed for screening or diagnostic purposes were stored in both a workstation and PACS, and evaluated in combination with digital mammography by three independent radiologists retrospectively. Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System final assessments and likelihood of malignancy (%) were assigned and the interpretation time when using the workstation and PACS was recorded...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707195/the-power-of-print-reading-comics-in-the-classroom
#8
Sabine Gabaron
Evidence from neuroscience and psychological studies supporting benefits of print reading over digital reading has recently been discussed in these columns (Perbal 2017 J. Cell Commun. Signal. 11:1-4). In the present commentary, I would like to add my perspective as a Humanities educator, and build upon the idea that print reading results in better comprehension, learning and communication. The argumentation that is presented herein is based on a study performed in a French Comics language class aimed at broadening students' knowledge and experience of graphic novels, and providing them with a cultural representation in the foreign language...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706088/evaluating-the-importance-of-policy-amenable-factors-in-explaining-influenza-vaccination-a-cross-sectional-multinational-study
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Ana Wheelock, Marisa Miraldo, Angus Thomson, Charles Vincent, Nick Sevdalis
OBJECTIVES: Despite continuous efforts to improve influenza vaccination coverage, uptake among high-risk groups remains suboptimal. We aimed to identify policy amenable factors associated with vaccination and to measure their importance in order to assist in the monitoring of vaccination sentiment and the design of communication strategies and interventions to improve vaccination rates. SETTING: The USA, the UK and France. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2412 participants were surveyed across the three countries...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704900/examination-of-an-audiologist-s-response-to-patient-s-expression-of-symptoms-a-pilot-study
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Ashley L Dockens, Monica L Bellon-Harn, Erin S Burns, Vinaya Manchaiah, Orlando Hinojosa
This pilot study explores audiologist-patient interactions during initial evaluations or consultations. In particular, an audiologist's response to patient symptoms is examined. Conversations between audiologist and patients were recorded using a digital recorder, which were transcribed, and analyzed using the Codes for Human Analysis of Transcripts and Child Language Analysis computer programs. Mean length of turn and frequency of utterances related to explicit discussion or description of symptoms or the patient's interpretation of symptoms was determined...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704405/community-health-workers-for-non-communicable-diseases-prevention-and-control-in-developing-countries-evidence-and-implications
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Gursimer Jeet, J S Thakur, Shankar Prinja, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: National programs for non-communicable diseases (NCD) prevention and control in different low middle income countries have a strong community component. A community health worker (CHW) delivers NCD preventive services using informational as well as behavioural approaches. Community education and interpersonal communication on lifestyle modifications is imparted with focus on primordial prevention of NCDs and screening is conducted as part of early diagnosis and management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700651/metric-based-vs-peer-reviewed-evaluation-of-a-research-output-lesson-learnt-from-uk-s-national-research-assessment-exercise
#12
Kushwanth Koya, Gobinda Chowdhury
PURPOSE: There is a general inquisition regarding the monetary value of a research output, as a substantial amount of funding in modern academia is essentially awarded to good research presented in the form of journal articles, conferences papers, performances, compositions, exhibitions, books and book chapters etc., which, eventually leads to another question if the value varies across different disciplines. Answers to these questions will not only assist academics and researchers, but will also help higher education institutions (HEIs) make informed decisions in their administrative and research policies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700603/the-language-of-glove-wireless-gesture-decoder-with-low-power-and-stretchable-hybrid-electronics
#13
Timothy F O'Connor, Matthew E Fach, Rachel Miller, Samuel E Root, Patrick P Mercier, Darren J Lipomi
This communication describes a glove capable of wirelessly translating the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet into text displayable on a computer or smartphone. The key components of the device are strain sensors comprising a piezoresistive composite of carbon particles embedded in a fluoroelastomer. These sensors are integrated with a wearable electronic module consisting of digitizers, a microcontroller, and a Bluetooth radio. Finite-element analysis predicts a peak strain on the sensors of 5% when the knuckles are fully bent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698033/online-communication-in-a-rehabilitation-setting-experiences-of-patients-with-chronic-conditions-using-a-web-portal-in-denmark
#14
Jose Cerdan, Daniel Catalan-Matamoros, Sarah Warny Berg
OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into the experiences of patients with long-term conditions enrolled in an online rehabilitation programme using a web portal. METHODS: Danish outpatients were recruited from a rehabilitation department and were granted access to a web portal which included an online rehabilitation programme with key information, clinical advice, and self-management activities. After two weeks, patients were invited to participate in focus groups. A topic guide was used to explore this new online rehabilitation programme in relation to participants' experiences...
July 5, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693453/an-account-of-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-nigeria-implications-and-lessons-learnt
#15
Akaninyene Otu, Soter Ameh, Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Enoma Alade, Susan Ekuri, Jide Idris
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak remains unprecedented both in the number of cases, deaths and geographic scope. The first case of EVD was confirmed in Lagos Nigeria on 23 July 2014 and spread to involve 19 laboratory-confirmed EVD cases. The EVD cases were not limited to Lagos State as Rivers State recorded 2 confirmed cases of EVD with 1 out of the 2 dying. Swift implementation of public health measures were sufficient to forestall a country -wide spread of this dreaded disease...
July 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690444/the-benefits-of-a-real-time-web-based-response-system-for-enhancing-engaged-learning-in-classrooms-and-public-science-events
#16
Mark A Sarvary, Kathleen M Gifford
Large introduction to neuroscience classes and small science cafés have the same goal: bridging the gap between the presenter and the audience to convey the information while being engaging. Early classroom response systems became the cornerstone of flipped and engaged learning. These "clickers" helped turn lectures into dialogues, allowing the presenter to become a facilitator rather than a "sage on the stage." Rapid technological developments, especially the increase of computing power opened up new opportunities, moving these systems from a clicker device onto cellphones and laptops...
2017: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689393/inter-and-intra-observer-variability-of-the-volume-of-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-using-medical-image-processing-software
#17
Dong Ah Shin, Gyu Yeul Ji, Chang Hyun Oh, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon, Hyunchul Shin
OBJECTIVE: Computed tomography (CT)-based method of three dimensional (3D) analysis (MIMICS(®), Materialise, Leuven, Belgium) is reported as very useful software for evaluation of OPLL, but its reliability and reproducibility are obscure. This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of MIMICS(®) system, and inter- and intra-observer reliability in the measurement of OPLL. METHODS: Three neurosurgeons independently analyzed the randomly selected 10 OPLL cases with medical image processing software (MIMICS(®)) which create 3D model with Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) data from CT images after brief explanation was given to examiners before the image construction steps...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683883/-supporting-an-asd-child-with-digital-tools
#18
Etienne Vallart, Ludovic Gicquel
Autism spectrum disorders lead to a long-term and severe impairment of communication and social interactions. The expansion of information and communication technologies, through digital applications which can be used on different devices, can be used to support these functions necessary for the development of children with ASD. Applications, serious games and even humanoid robots help to boost children's interest in learning. They must however form part of a broader range of therapies.
July 2017: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683881/-influence-of-the-internet-on-eating-disorders-in-teenagers
#19
Frédéric Ntwengabarumije, Nathalie Gingras, Richard E Bélanger
Thanks to new technologies, young people can keep themselves informed, communicate, socialise and perform a host of other activities more easily, online. Adolescence is also a period of vulnerability for the development of eating disorders. This expansion of digital media in the daily lives of adolescents raises questions regarding the long-term implications and the possible impacts of the internet on the evolution and treatment of people with eating disorders.
July 2017: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683880/-mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-the-issue-of-digital-technology-in-adolescent-mental-healthcare
#20
Xavier Pommereau
The digital revolution is turning lifestyles and mentalities upside down. The intuitiveness, immediacy and connectivity which characterise new information and communication technologies appeal to teenagers who find in them ways to gain recognition from their peers and to exchange with each other, without having to yield to adults. However, they expect mental health professionals to talk to them, to be engaged in their discussions and to agree to use connected tools as platforms for exchange. A wide variety of such methods can form part of the therapeutic relationship, from smartphones to chat rooms, from teleconsultations to 'cybertherapies', and from video games to serious games...
July 2017: Soins. Psychiatrie
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