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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227642/building-blocks-system-for-a-prosthesis-training-of-a-child-with-congenital-amputee
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Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi, Kenji Suzuki, Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi, Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Suzuki, Tomoya Shimokakimoto, Tomoyuki Ueno, Nanao Akimichi
Our objective is to provide a novel habilitation experience using play to children with special needs, in particular to those with congenital defects of the upper limbs. Our concept is a device-assisted motivational training session using tangible building block devices. In order to verify the feasibility of our concept with used bioToys in a clinical training session with occupational therapists. Our participant was a one-year-old girl with congenital amputation of the right upper limb. We verified that bioToys could be used in clinical training for a prosthesis, and could assist with both playful training and quantitative therapeutic evaluation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227640/hardness-map-of-human-meta-tarsals-and-phalanges-of-toes
#2
Irfan Manarvi, Irfan Manarvi, Irfan Manarvi
Predicting location of fracture in human bones has been a keen area of research for the past few decades. A variety of tests for hardness, deformation and strain field measurement have been conducted in the past; but considered insufficient due to various limitations. Researchers therefore have proposed further studies due to inaccuracies in measurement methods, testing machines and experimental errors. Advancement and availability of hardware, measuring instrumentation and testing machines can now provide remedies to these limitations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227594/fall-risk-factors-analysis-based-on-sample-entropy-of-plantar-kinematic-signal-during-stance-phase
#3
Shengyun Liang, Huiyu Jia, Zilong Li, Huiqi Li, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Shengyun Liang, Huiyu Jia, Zilong Li, Huiqi Li, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Yingnan Ma, Guoru Zhao, Shengyun Liang, Huiqi Li, Huiyu Jia, Xing Gao, Zuchang Ma, Guoru Zhao, Yingnan Ma, Zilong Li
Falls are a multi-causal phenomenon with a complex interaction. The aim of our research is to study the effect of multiple variables for potential risk of falls and construct an elderly fall risk assessment model based on demographics data and gait characteristics. A total of 101 subjects, whom belong to Malianwa Street, aged above 50 years old and participated in questionnaire survey. Participants were classified into three groups (high, medium and low risk group) according to the score of elderly fall risk assessment scale...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227418/automatic-pneumonia-detection-based-on-ultrasound-video-analysis
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Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta, Cynthia Anticona, Monica Pajuelo, Richard Oberhelman, William Checkley, Robert H Gilman, Dante Figueroa, Mirko Zimic, Roberto Lavarello, Benjamin Castaneda, Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta, Cynthia Anticona, Monica Pajuelo, Richard Oberhelman, William Checkley, Robert H Gilman, Dante Figueroa, Mirko Zimic, Roberto Lavarello, Benjamin Castaneda, Robert H Gilman, Holger Mayta, Monica Pajuelo, Cynthia Anticona, Roberto Lavarello, Dante Figueroa, Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Richard Oberhelman, Mirko Zimic, Benjamin Castaneda, William Checkley, Malena Correa
Pneumonia is a disease which causes high mortality in children under five years old, particularly in developing countries. This paper proposes a novel application of ultrasound video analysis for the detection of pneumonia. This application is based on the processing of small video chunks, in which an image processing algorithm analyzes each frame to get some overall video statistics. Then, based on these quantities, the likeness of presence of pneumonia in the video is determined. The algorithm exploits different geometrical properties of typical anatomical and pathological features that commonly appear in lung sonography and which are already clinically typified in the literature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227362/signal-source-estimation-inside-the-human-heart-during-ventricular-activation-using-switching-voltage-divider
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Yusuke Sakaue, Masaaki Makikawa, Yusuke Sakaue, Masaaki Makikawa, Masaaki Makikawa, Yusuke Sakaue
A novel signal source estimation method using switching voltage divider technology was developed in our previous works. The aim of this method is to reduce the number of electrodes required for signal source estimation. Using this method, voltage and position information about the signal source inside the human body can be obtained simultaneously. The purpose of this paper is to estimate the changes in the signal source location according to ventricular activation. One healthy male (31 years old) participated in an ECG measurement experiment that utilized switching voltage divider technology...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227359/characterization-of-cardiac-and-respiratory-driven-cerebrospinal-fluid-motions-using-correlation-mapping-with-asynchronous-2-dimensional-phase-contrast-technique
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Satoshi Yatsushiro, Saeko Sunohara, Ken Takizawa, Mitsunori Matsumae, Nao Kajihara, Kagayaki Kuroda, Satoshi Yatsushiro, Saeko Sunohara, Ken Takizawa, Mitsunori Matsumae, Nao Kajihara, Kagayaki Kuroda, Ken Takizawa, Saeko Sunohara, Kagayaki Kuroda, Nao Kajihara, Mitsunori Matsumae, Satoshi Yatsushiro
To investigate spatial distribution properties of the cardiac- and respiratory-driven cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) motions in the intracranial space, correlation mapping technique was conducted. Time series of CSF velocity were acquired in 7 healthy subjects of 26±5 years old under by asynchronous 2-dimensional phase contrast (2D-PC) method with 217-msec temporal resolution. The delay time and maximum correlation maps of the cardiac- and respiratory-driven CSF motions demonstrated clear differences in the propagation properties...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226595/response-conflict-processes-classification-in-7-and-9-year-old-children-using-eeg-brain-connectivity-measures
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T Almabruk, K Iyer, S Girdler, M M Khan, T Tan, T Almabruk, K Iyer, S Girdler, M M Khan, T Tan, S Girdler, M M Khan, T Tan, T Almabruk
Investigating cognitive development of children poses interesting challenges pertaining to emergence of children's' ability to think and understand. Psychological tasks that involve conflict, like the Flanker task, are widely used to understand development of response conflict processes. In this study, EEG signals were used to examine the coherence and imaginary part of coherency within the delta, theta, alpha and beta bands across different conditions of the Flanker task. Longitudinal data were collected from a group of typically developing children at ages of seven and nine...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226452/high-resolution-eeg-source-imaging-of-one-year-old-children
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Zeynep Akalin Acar, Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla, April Benasich, Scott Makeig, Zeynep Akalin Acar, Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla, April Benasich, Scott Makeig, April Benasich, Scott Makeig, Zeynep Akalin Acar, Silvia Ortiz-Mantilla
Recently we described an iterative skull conductivity and source location estimation (SCALE) algorithm for simultaneously estimating head tissue conductivities and brain source locations. SCALE uses a realistic FEM forward problem head model and scalp maps of 10 or more near-dipolar sources identified by independent component analysis (ICA) decomposition of sufficient high-density EEG data. In this study, we applied SCALE to 20 minutes of 64-channel EEG data and magnetic resonance (MR) head images from four twelve-months-of-age infants...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226358/-laparoscopic-segmental-gastrectomy-for-early-gastric-cancer
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Lai Xu, Beizhan Niu, Xiyu Sun, Menghua Dai, Yi Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of segmental pylorus-reservation gastrectomy in patients with early gastric cancer. METHOD: A retrospective cohort study on clinical data of 6 patients strictly met the criteria of early gastric cancer locating in the middle of the stomach undergoing laparoscopic segmental gastrectomy from January 2014 to April 2016 at Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital was carried out. Preoperative clinical staging revealed T1N0M0 for all the cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226328/a-de-novo-pericentric-inversion-in-chromosome-4-associated-with-disruption-of-pitx2-and-a-microdeletion-in-4p15-2-in-a-patient-with-axenfeld-rieger-syndrome-and-developmental-delay
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Živilė Maldžienė, Eglė Preikšaitienė, Salomėja Ignotienė, Natalija Kapitanova, Algirdas Utkus, Vaidutis Kučinskas
Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of autosomal dominantly inherited malformations that predominantly affect the eye but are also associated with craniofacial dysmorphism and dental abnormalities. A broad spectrum of genetic alterations involving PITX2 and FOXC1 lead to ARS. We report on a 4-year-old girl with clinical features of ARS and developmental delay due to a de novo apparently balanced pericentric inversion in chromosome 4. This report emphasizes that complementary investigations are necessary to precisely characterize chromosomal rearrangements...
February 23, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226283/social-ecological-correlates-of-polyvictimization-among-a-national-sample-of-transgender-genderqueer-and-cisgender-sexual-minority-adolescents
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Paul R Sterzing, G Allen Ratliff, Rachel E Gartner, Briana L McGeough, Kelly C Johnson
Polyvictimization is a common experience for youth in the United States, with 20% nationally experiencing five or more different forms of victimization in the last year. Utilizing a large, national convenience sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents (N = 1177, 14-19 years old), the current study aimed to (a) generate the first estimates of last year polyvictimization (including nine victimization subtypes) for transgender, genderqueer, and cisgender (i.e., assigned birth sex aligns with gender identity) sexual minority adolescents and (b) identify social ecological correlates of last year polyvictimization...
February 18, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226249/micro-milling-of-spent-granular-activated-carbon-for-its-possible-reuse-as-an-adsorbent-remaining-capacity-and-characteristics
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Long Pan, Yuichi Takagi, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
We milled granular activated carbons (GACs) that had been used for 0-9 years in water treatment plants and produced carbon particles with different sizes and ages: powdered activated carbons (PAC, median diameter 12-42 μm), superfine PAC (SPAC, 0.9-3.5 μm), and submicron-sized SPAC (SSPAC, 220-290 nm). The fact that SPAC produced from 1-year-old GAC and SSPAC from 2-year-old GAC removed 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) from water with an efficiency similar to that of virgin PAC after a carbon contact time of 30 min suggests that spent GAC could be reused for water treatment after being milled...
February 14, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226046/analysis-of-adverse-events-following-immunization-caused-by-immunization-errors
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Lúcia Helena Linheira Bisetto, Suely Itsuko Ciosak
Objective: to analyze adverse events following immunization (AEFI) caused by immunization error in the state of Paraná, Brazil, from 2003 to 2013. Method: this is a descriptive, documental, retrospective, and quantitative research using secondary data from the Adverse Event Following Immunization Information System and the Immunization Program Evaluation System. We included cases confirmed and/or associated with different types of vaccines. For the analysis, we collected frequencies and incidence rates, and used simple linear regression models with Student's t-test...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226019/hospitalizations-of-brazilian-children-under-fiver-years-old-a-systematic-review
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Dixis Figueroa Pedraza, Erika Morganna Neves de Araujo
Objective: to describe the causes of hospitalization of Brazilian children under five years old. Methods: this is a systematic review of articles published from 2008 to 2015, searched in the databases Medline and LILACS; selected studies were critically analyzed through a validated instrument. Results: eleven articles were included, four of them are ecological and seven are cross-sectional studies; respiratory diseases (n=5), parasitic infections (n=4) and perinatal diseases (n=2) were the main causes for hospitalizations in the reviwed articles; in the studies that analyzed the sensitive conditions, pneumonia (n=6), gastroenteritis (n=5), and asthma (n=5) were the mais causes pointed out...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226013/suicide-attempts-by-exposure-to-toxic-agents-registered-in-a-toxicological-information-and-assistance-center-in-fortaleza-cear%C3%A3-brazil-2013
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Ana Paula Soares Gondim, Rachel Rabay Nogueira, João Gabriel Barbosa Lima, Rayra Aguiar Campos Lima, Polianna Lemos Moura Moreira Albuquerque, Maria do Socorro Batista Veras, Maria Augusta Drago Ferreira
Objective: to describe cases of suicide attempts by exposure to toxic agents registered by the Toxicological Information and Assistance Center in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Methods: this is a descriptive study using secondary data of the cases registered in 2013. Results: 410 cases were registered; 56.2% of the individuals were female and 79.7% were between 12 and 39 years old; most of them (86.4%) lived in urban areas and 67.2%, in Fortaleza; in 94...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226011/prematurity-and-associated-factors-in-divin%C3%A3-polis-minas-gerais-state-brazil-2008-2011-analysis-of-the-information-system-on-live-births
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Eliete Albano de Azevedo Guimarães, Carolina Santiago Vieira, Fernanda Daniela Dornelas Nunes, Gabriela da Cunha Januário, Valéria Conceição de Oliveira, Jacqueline Domingues Tibúrcio
OBJECTIVE: to estimate prematurity prevalence and associated factors in Divinópolis, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, 2008-2011. METHODS: this is a cross-sectional study with data from 9,987 records held on the Information System on Live Births; a multiple logistic regression model was used. RESULTS: prevalence of preterm births was 8.0%; the higher likelihood of premature newborns were found to cesarean section (8.9%), mothers aged 15 or less (14...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226009/cervical-cancer-screening-in-teresina-piau%C3%A3-brazil-evaluation-study-using-data-of-the-cervical-cancer-information-system-2006-2013
#17
Andressa Moura Damacena, Laércio Lima Luz, Inês Echenique Mattos
OBJECTIVE: to assess the cervical cancer screening tests in Teresina, Piauí, Brazil. METHODS: this is an evaluation study of Teresina Cervical Cancer Information System (Siscolo), for the period from 2006 to 2013, based on descriptive statistical analyses. RESULTS: 604,331 pap smear tests of women residents in Teresina were registered on the system; 1.8% presented premalignant or malignant cytological conditions (atypical cells, intraepithelial lesions and cancer); positive results were higher among women aged >64 years old; there was a reduction of 43...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226008/time-trends-in-hospitalizations-for-ambulatory-care-sensitive-conditions-among-children-under-five-years-old-in-cear%C3%A3-brazil-2000-2012
#18
Líllian de Queiroz Costa, Elzo Pereira Pinto, Marcelo Gurgel Carlos da Silva
OBJECTIVE: to analyze time trends and describe the causes of hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (ACSC) in children under five years old in Ceará, Brazil, 2000-2012. METHODS: this is an ecological time series study using data from the National Hospital Information System; trends were analyzed using Prais-Winsten regression. RESULTS: from 2000 and 2016 ACSC hospitalization rates fell from 32.5 to 11.2/1,000 inhabitants under five years old (annual variation of -16...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226006/hospitalization-due-to-road-traffic-injuries-in-brazil-2013-hospital-stay-and-costs
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Silvânia Suely Caribé de Araújo Andrade, Maria Helena Prado de Mello Jorge
Objetivo: to describe hospitalization rates and to estimate hospital costs and time spent in hospital due to road traffic accidents (RTA) in Brazil, in 2013. Methods: this is an ecological study conducted using data from the Brazilian National Hospital Information System. Results: in 2013, 170,805 hospitalizations due to RTA were funded by the Brazilian National Health System; 78.2% of the individuals were male, 48.6% were from 20 to 39 years old, and 51...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225994/a-rare-case-of-ectopic-acth-syndrome-originating-from-malignant-renal-paraganglioma
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Esra Tutal, Demet Yılmazer, Taner Demirci, Evrim Cakır, Salih Sinan Gültekin, Bahadır Celep, Oya Topaloğlu, Erman Çakal
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome is characterized by hypercortisolism due to the hypersecretion of a non-pituitary ACTH-secreting tumor leading to Cushing's syndrome. Only a few cases have been reported previously as causing ectopic ACTH related to paraganglioma. Herein, we present a case of Cushing's syndrome, in who was proved to be attributable to an ACTH-secreting renal malignant paraganglioma. A 40-year-old woman presented with a five-month history of newly diagnosed hypertension and diabetes, weakness, hyperpigmentation, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, and acneiform lesions...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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