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Nienke W Willigenburg, Michael P McNally, Timothy E Hewett, Stephen J Page
The authors examined the efficacy of an 8-week regimen combining repetitive task-specific practice (RTP) with a myoelectric brace (RTP+Myomo) on paretic upper extremity (UE; use in valued activities, perceived recovery, and reaching kinematics) in 12 subjects (4 men; M age = 53.5 years; mean time poststroke = 61.7 months). Seven subjects were administered RTP+Myomo therapy, and 5 were administered RTP only. Both groups participated in individualized, 45-min therapy sessions occurring 3 days/week over an 8-week period...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Motor Behavior
Ines Ambite, Manoj Puthia, Karoly Nagy, Caterina Cafaro, Aftab Nadeem, Daniel S C Butler, Gustav Rydström, Nina A Filenko, Björn Wullt, Thomas Miethke, Catharina Svanborg
The clinical studies were approved by the Human Ethics Committee at Lund University (approval numbers LU106-02, LU236-99 and Clinical Trial Registration RTP-A2003, International Committee of Medical Journal Editors,
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Ian Shrier, Andreas Serner, Arnlaug Wangensteen, Russell J Steele, Adam Weir
OBJECTIVES: Different individuals may make different return to play (RTP) decisions due to different risk assessments or risk tolerances. Our objectives were to determine the feasibility of eliciting reinjury risk assessments with Bayesian methods, and risk tolerance with questionnaires, from clinicians and athletes in a real-world RTP setting. DESIGN: Feasibility study with a descriptive prospective case-series. METHODS: We recruited the athlete, sport physician and physiotherapist caring for an athlete ("triplet") within on-going groin and hamstring injury studies...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Lixin Zang, Huimin Zhao, Jianyu Hua, Feng Qin, Yangdong Zheng, Zhiguo Zhang, Wenwu Cao
A mechanism for the enhanced room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) of gadolinium-coordinated hematoporphyrin monomethyl ether (Gd-HMME) in the presence of imidazole and free gadolinium ions (Gd(3+)) is revealed. Imidazole, the molten solvent used in the synthesis of Gd-HMME, was effective in enhancing the Gd-HMME RTP. In the presence of imidazole, further enhancement of the Gd-HMME RTP was observed upon adding Gd(3+). Overall, a 40-fold enhancement of Gd-HMME RTP intensity was achieved by adding both imidazole and Gd(3+)...
September 29, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Sarah Stone, Bobby Lee, J Craig Garrison, Damond Blueitt, Kalyssa Creed
BACKGROUND: Recently, female sports participation has increased, and there is a tendency for women to experience more symptoms and variable presentation after sport-related concussion (SRC). The purpose of this study was to determine whether sex differences exist in time to begin a return-to-play (RTP) progression after an initial SRC. HYPOTHESIS: After initial SRC, female athletes (11-20 years old) would take longer to begin an RTP progression compared with age-matched male athletes...
October 3, 2016: Sports Health
W Watkins, R O Kowalchuk, A N Luu, J V Siebers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
J Pardo, A M Mena, C Chiaramello, N Aymar, I Ortiz, P Mateos, B Rodriguez, D Morera, F Romero, M Sintes, M Vidal, J Martinez, J Romero, M Gimenez, C Peña, J Font
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Yanmin Duan, Haiyong Zhu, Yaoju Zhang, Ge Zhang, Jian Zhang, Dingyuan Tang, A A Kaminskii
An intra-cavity RbTiOPO4 (RTP) cascade Raman laser was demonstrated for efficient multi-order Stokes emission. An acousto-optic Q-switched Nd:YAlO3 laser at 1.08 μm was used as the pump source and a 20-mm-long x-cut RTP crystal was used as the Raman medium to meet the X(Z,Z)X Raman configuration. Multi-order Stokes with multiple Raman shifts (~271, ~559 and ~687 cm(-1)) were achieved in the output. Under an incident pump power of 9.5 W, a total average output power of 580 mW with a pulse repetition frequency of 10 kHz was obtained...
September 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
Dean Ritchie, Will G Hopkins, Martin Buchheit, Justin Cordy, Jonathan D Bartlett
PURPOSE: Training volume, intensity and distribution are important factors during periods of return to play. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of injury on training load (TL) before and after return to play (RTP) in professional Australian Rules Football. METHODS: Perceived training load (RPE-TL) for 44 players was obtained for all indoor & outdoor training sessions, while field-based training was monitored via GPS (total distance, high-speed running, mean speed)...
September 15, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Michael G Hutchison, Lynda Mainwaring, Arrani Senthinathan, Nathan Churchill, Scott Thomas, Doug Richards
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussions are associated with a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral disturbances that are highly variable across individuals. Much remains unknown about the effects of sport concussion, and changes in markers of psychological and physiological stress over the recovery timeline. OBJECTIVE: To examine psychological (mood, stress, sleep quality, and symptoms) and physiological (heart rate variability and salivary cortisol) measures in concussed athletes over clinical recovery milestones...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Jessica L Waite, Penelope A Lynch, Matthew B Thomas
BACKGROUND: Novel interventions for malaria control are necessary in the face of problems such as increasing insecticide resistance and residual malaria transmission. One way to assess performance prior to deployment in the field is through mathematical modelling. Modelled here are a range of potential outcomes for eave tubes, a novel mosquito control tool combining house screening and targeted use of insecticides to provide both physical protection and turn the house into a lethal mosquito killing device...
2016: Malaria Journal
Mikako Ueno, Tadashi Okamura, Masayoshi Mishina, Yukihito Ishizaka
BACKGROUND: Retrotransposition of long interspersed nuclear element-1 (L1-RTP) is proposed to contribute to central nervous system (CNS) plasticity by inducing mosaicism of neuronal cells. Clinical studies have identified increased L1 copy numbers in the brains of patients with psychiatric disorders. These observations implicate that L1-RTP is important for neurogenesis and that its deregulation represents a risk factor for mental disorders. However, no supportive evidence is available for understanding the importance of L1-RTP in CNS function...
July 2016: Mobile Genetic Elements
Bethany U Casagranda, Peter C Thurlow
Return-to-play (RTP) predictions focus on how long it takes an athlete to return to their full athletic activity after sustaining an injury. This article focuses on the role of imaging and the radiologist in RTP predictions for the most common and controversial injuries affecting athletes.
September 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Roberto Seijas, Oscar Ares, Andrea Sallent, Pedro Alvarez, Xavier Cusco, Ramón Cugat
INTRODUCTION: Injury and surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are very frequent within the sports environment. The purpose of the present study is to assess the level at which a group of athletes were able to return to play (RTP) after ACL reconstruction, and most importantly, the time for RTP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study with patients who presented an ACL injury and underwent ligament reconstruction surgery; a bone-tendon-bone reconstruction and a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
August 6, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Lauri Koivula, Leonard Wee, Juha Korhonen
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used for radiotherapy target delineation, image guidance, and treatment response monitoring. Recent studies have shown that an entire external x-ray radiotherapy treatment planning (RTP) workflow for brain tumor or prostate cancer patients based only on MRI reference images is feasible. This study aims to show that a MRI-only based RTP workflow is also feasible for proton beam therapy plans generated in MRI-based substitute computed tomography (sCT) images of the head and the pelvis...
August 2016: Medical Physics
Markos Mölsä, Laura Kalin-Mänttäri, Elina Tonteri, Heidi Hemmilä, Simo Nikkari
Bacillus spp. include human pathogens such as Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax and a biothreat agent. Bacillus spp. form spores that are physically highly resistant and may remain active over sample handling. We tested four commercial DNA extraction kits (QIAamp DNA Mini Kit, RTP Pathogen Kit, ZR Fungal/Bacterial DNA MiniPrep, and genesig Easy DNA/RNA Extraction kit) for sample inactivation and DNA recovery from two powders (icing sugar and potato flour) spiked with Bacillus thuringiensis spores...
September 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
Huili Ma, Wen Shi, Jiajun Ren, Wenqiang Li, Qian Peng, Zhigang Shuai
Room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) from pure organic material is rare due to the low phosphorescence quantum efficiency. That is why the recent discovery of crystallization induced RTP for several organic molecules aroused strong interests. Through a combined quantum and molecular mechanics CASPT2/AMBER scheme taking terephthalic acid (TPA) as example, we found that electrostatic interaction not only can induce an enhanced radiative decay T1 → S0 through the dipole-allowed S1 intermediate state, but also can hinder the nonradiative decay process upon crystallization...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Tiago A Ortega, Helen M Pask, David J Spence, Andrew J Lee
A high power, frequency-tunable THz source based on intracavity stimulated polariton scattering (SPS) in RbTiOPO<sub>4</sub> (RTP) is demonstrated for the first time. Frequency tunable THz output was obtained from 3.10 to 4.15 THz, with a gap at 3.17 to 3.49 THz, arising from the 104 cm<sup>-1</sup> A<sub>1</sub> mode in RTP. A maximum average output power of 16.2 µW was detected at 3.8 THz. This is the highest average output power ever reported for an intracavity polariton laser...
May 16, 2016: Optics Express
Liang-fei Duan, Wen Yang, Li-yuan Zhang, Xue-ming Li, Xiao-bo Chen, Pei-zhi Yang
The polycrystalline silicon thin films play an important role in the field of electronics. In the paper, α-SiAl composite membranes on glass substrates was prepared by magnetron co-sputtering. The contents of Al radicals encapsulated-in the α-Si film can be adjusted by changing the Al to Si sputtering power ratios. The as-prepared α-Si films were converted into polycrystalline films by using a rapid thermal annealing (RTP) at low temperature of 350 degrees C for 10 minutes in N2 atmosphere. An X-ray diffractometer, and Raman scattering and UV-Visible-NIR Spectrometers were used to characterize the properties of the Pc-Si films...
March 2016: Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi, Guang Pu
Xiaofeng Chen, Cheng Xu, Tao Wang, Cao Zhou, Jiajun Du, Zhongping Wang, Hangxun Xu, Tongqing Xie, Guoqiang Bi, Jun Jiang, Xuepeng Zhang, James N Demas, Carl O Trindle, Yi Luo, Guoqing Zhang
Purely organic materials with room-temperature phosphorescence (RTP) are currently under intense investigation because of their potential applications in sensing, imaging, and displaying. Inspired by certain organometallic systems, where ligand-localized phosphorescence ((3) π-π*) is mediated by ligand-to-metal or metal-to-ligand charge transfer (CT) states, we now show that donor-to-acceptor CT states from the same organic molecule can also mediate π-localized RTP. In the model system of N-substituted naphthalimides (NNIs), the relatively large energy gap between the NNI-localized (1) π-π* and (3) π-π* states of the aromatic ring can be bridged by intramolecular CT states when the NNI is chemically modified with an electron donor...
August 16, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
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