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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227892/investigation-of-changes-in-the-electrical-properties-of-novel-knitted-conductive-textiles-during-cyclic-loading
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Cristina Isaia, Donal McNally, Simon A McMaster, David T Branson, Cristina Isaia, Donal McNally, Simon A McMaster, David T Branson, Simon A McMaster, Donal McNally, Cristina Isaia, David T Branson
Combining stainless steel with polyester fibres adds an attractive conductive behaviour to the yarn. Once knitted in such a manner, fabrics develop sensing properties that make the textiles, also known as e-textiles, suitable for smart/wearable applications. Structural deformations of the fibres (e.g. stretching) will cause changes in the conductivity of the fabric. This work investigates changes in the electrical properties exhibited by four knitted conductive textiles made of 20% stainless steel and 80% polyester fibres during cyclic loading...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227792/an-innovative-therapy-for-peri-implantitis-based-on-radio-frequency-electric-current-numerical-simulation-results-and-clinical-evidence
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G Cosoli, L Scalise, G Tricarico, E P Tomasini, G Cerri, G Cosoli, L Scalise, G Tricarico, E P Tomasini, G Cerri, G Cosoli, E P Tomasini, G Cerri, G Tricarico, L Scalise
Peri-implantitis is a severe inflammatory pathology that affects soit and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. Nowadays, only prevention is effective to contrast peri-implantitis, but, in recent years, there is the clinical evidence of the efficiency of a therapy based on the application of radio frequency electric current, reporting that 81% of the cases (66 implants, 46 patients) were successfully treated. The aim of this paper is to present the therapy mechanism, exploring the distribution of the electric currents in normal and pathologic tissues...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227186/aart-bc-a-sensor-system-for-monitoring-assistive-technology-use-beyond-the-clinic
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Christopher J James, James D Amor, Catherine Holloway, Tsu-Jui Cheng, Laurence Kenney, Christopher J James, James D Amor, Catherine Holloway, Tsu-Jui Cheng, Laurence Kenney, Tsu-Jui Cheng, Laurence Kenney, Christopher J James, Catherine Holloway, James D Amor
A wide range of assistive and rehabilitative technologies (ART) are available to assist with mobility and upper limb function. However, anecdotal evidence suggests many of the devices prescribed, or purchased, are either poorly used, or rejected entirely. This situation is costly, both for the healthcare provider and the user, and may be leading to secondary consequences, such as falls and/or social isolation. This paper reports on the development and initial feasibility testing of a system for monitoring when and how assistive devices are used outside of the clinic setting, and feeding this information to the device user themselves and/or prescribing clinician (where appropriate)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227049/an-intelligent-assistant-for-physicians
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Dimitris Gavrilis, George Georgoulas, Nikolaos Vasiloglou, George Nikolakopoulos, Dimitris Gavrilis, George Georgoulas, Nikolaos Vasiloglou, George Nikolakopoulos, George Nikolakopoulos, Nikolaos Vasiloglou, Dimitris Gavrilis, George Georgoulas
This paper presents a software tool developed for assisting physicians during an examination process. The tool consists of a number of modules with the aim to make the examination process not only quicker but also fault proof moving from a simple electronic medical records management system towards an intelligent assistant for the physician. The intelligent component exploits users' inputs as well as well established standards to line up possible suggestions for filling in the examination report. As the physician continues using it, the tool keeps extracting new knowledge...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226986/feasibility-study-of-a-giant-magneto-resistance-based-respiration-rate-monitor
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Vinit Kumar Chugh, Kubera Kalyan, C S Anoop, Vinit Kumar Chugh, Kubera Kalyan, C S Anoop, Kubera Kalyan, C S Anoop
This paper reports a simple and reliable electronic technique for the estimation of respiration rate (RR). Giant Magneto-Resistance (GMR) based sensors are employed to extract a plethysmograph signal from the subject. This signal is filtered and processed further through simple signal processing stages to obtain RR indication. The feasibility of the system has been studied on a prototype built and associated experimentation on 20 volunteers. The developed system provided clean plethysmographic signals, whose relevant features are shown to possess a relation with RR...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226957/inexpensive-bone-cement-substitute-for-vertebral-cement-augmentation-training
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Marianne Hollensteiner, Markus Samrykit, Michael Hess, David Fuerst, Benjamin Esterer, Andreas Schrempf, Marianne Hollensteiner, Markus Samrykit, Michael Hess, David Fuerst, Benjamin Esterer, Andreas Schrempf, Benjamin Esterer, Michael Hess, Markus Samrykit, Andreas Schrempf, Marianne Hollensteiner, David Fuerst
Vertebral compression fractures are treated surgically for approximately 25 years. In percutaneous cement augmentation techniques bone cement is applied to a fractured vertebra under fluoroscopic evidence to stabilize the bone fragments. Complications due to leakage of the low viscosity bone cement are reported in 5 to 15% of all routine cases. During the intraoperative application of bone cement surgeons rely on visiohaptic feedback and hence need to be familiar with the cement's rheology properties. Therefore, training is necessary...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226785/mechanisms-of-stochastic-focusing-and-defocusing-in-biological-reaction-networks-insight-from-accurate-chemical-master-equation-acme-solutions
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Gamze Giirsoy, Anna Terebus, Youfang Cao, Jie Liang, Gamze Gursoy, Anna Terebus, Youfang Cao, Jie Liang, Gamze Gursoy, Youfang Cao, Anna Terebus, Jie Liang
Stochasticity plays important roles in regulation of biochemical reaction networks when the copy numbers of molecular species are small. Studies based on Stochastic Simulation Algorithm (SSA) has shown that a basic reaction system can display stochastic focusing (SF) by increasing the sensitivity of the network as a result of the signal noise. Although SSA has been widely used to study stochastic networks, it is ineffective in examining rare events and this becomes a significant issue when the tails of probability distributions are relevant as is the case of SF...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226587/combined-accelerometer-and-emg-analysis-to-differentiate-essential-tremor-from-parkinson-s-disease
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Nooshin Haji Ghassemi, Franz Marxreiter, Cristian F Pasluosta, Patrick Kugler, Johannes Schlachetzki, Axel Schramm, Bjoern M Eskofier, Jochen Klucken, Nooshin Haji Ghassemi, Franz Marxreiter, Cristian F Pasluosta, Patrick Kugler, Johannes Schlachetzki, Axel Schramm, Bjoern M Eskofier, Jochen Klucken, Johannes Schlachetzki, Nooshin Haji Ghassemi, Cristian F Pasluosta, Patrick Kugler, Franz Marxreiter, Axel Schramm, Bjoern M Eskofier, Jochen Klucken
In this study, we intended to differentiate patients with essential tremor (ET) from tremor dominant Parkinson disease (PD). Accelerometer and electromyographic signals of hand movement from standardized upper extremity movement tests (resting, holding, carrying weight) were extracted from 13 PD and 11 ET patients. The signals were filtered to remove noise and non-tremor high frequency components. A set of statistical features was then extracted from the discrete wavelet transformation of the signals. Principal component analysis was utilized to reduce dimensionality of the feature space...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226496/nano-fabricated-memristive-biosensors-for-biomedical-applications-with-liquid-and-dried-samples
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I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, G De Micheli, S Ingebrandt, S Carrara, I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, G De Micheli, S Ingebrandt, S Carrara, I Tzouvadaki, X Lu, S Ingebrandt, G De Micheli, S Carrara
Nanowire based platforms are widely reported for sensing applications and for their potential in the bio-detection field. In the present work, memristive nanowire devices are implemented for label-free sensing in liquid samples as well as in dried samples via leveraging the modification of the hysteresis in the devices electrical response as a consequence of the surface modification. First, pH sensing in liquid conditions is demonstrated. In addition, the memristive devices are bio-functionalized using antibodies for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) as case of study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226451/non-invasive-imaging-of-ventricular-activation-during-pacing-and-arrhythmia-methods-and-validation
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Long Yu, Steven Pogwizd, Bin He, Long Yu, Steven Pogwizd, Bin He, Bin He, Steven Pogwizd, Long Yu
Cardiovascular disease continued to be a leading killer world widely. Each year, about 400,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest are reported in the U.S. alone. Clinically, radio-frequency ablative procedure has become widely applied in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmia. Non-invasive approaches have been demonstrated to be able to provide important information on the arrhythmogenesis and potentially assist in the clinical practice. In this work, we develop and validate a novel temporal sparse based imaging method, Cardiac Electrical Sparse Imaging (CESI)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
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Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226388/-can-anti-vegf-injections-cause-glaucoma-or-ocular-hypertension
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I Lanzl, K Kotliar
An increasing number of patients receive intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections with a high frequency for the treatment of neovascular macular disease. Since the volume of the vitreous body is temporarily increased by the injection of the substances, a short-term intraocular pressure increase after the introduction of the substance is not uncommon. However, there are more and more reports indicating that multiple injections may lead to a long-term increase in intraocular pressure...
February 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226375/trends-in-nasal-subunit-reconstruction-by-facial-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgeons
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Yuna C Larrabee, David J Phillips, Anthony P Sclafani
To determine if facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons still adhere to the classic nasal subunit principle as described by Burget and Menick. Observational survey. A Weill Cornell Medicine institutional review board approved electronic survey that was sent via e-mail to active members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The survey consisted of 32 multiple-choice questions pertaining to the operative management of small (22-30%), medium (50-58%), and large (75-81%) defects of each subunit of the nose, as well as demographic, provider, and practice characteristics...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226341/-recognition-of-postoperative-complication-after-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
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Zhouqiao Wu, Ziyu Li, Jiafu Ji
Complications significantly postpone postoperative recovery and increase mortality after gastric cancer surgery. However, varied complication rates have been reported in the literature as well as in our annual report of China Gastrointestinal Oncological Surgery League. It appears that there have been some misunderstandings regarding the diagnosis and interventions as well as the etiology of major complications. We should be aware of the fact that reaching worldwide consensus for the diagnostic criteria is a difficult task in most complications, which disabled the possibility of data comparison among different studies in most cases...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226323/immune-complex-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-associated-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-in-alcohol-cirrhosis-two-case-reports
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Julio Hernández-Jaras, Jordi Espí-Reig, Rafael Alis, Ana-Maria García-Martínez, Diego Rodríguez-Ortega, Lourdes Roca-Argente, Jose-Luis Moll-Guillen
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases with alcoholic cirrhosis, that were treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: The two patients had a history of alcoholic cirrhosis and TIPS surgery was performed on them. In both cases, 4 months after TIPS placement, proteinuria was observed along with histological alterations characteristic of immune complex-MPGN. CONCLUSION: The TIPS in one patient was successful without immediate complication while the other patient was referred for combined liver-kidney transplant...
February 22, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226319/oral-and-sublingual-immunotherapy-potential-causes-for-eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorders
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Delara Babaie, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Makoto Nishino, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Motohiro Ebisawa
Food allergy is a common health problem worldwide, with increasing prevalence during recent decades. The only approved treatments for food allergy are food avoidance and administration of emergency medications in case of accidental exposure, which negatively affects patients' quality of life, so new treatments are highly desirable. Different food immunotherapy modalities have recently been used, with variable success rates in the induction of desensitization and tolerance, and different numbers and types of adverse reactions...
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226314/bariatric-surgery-a-novel-risk-factor-for-food-allergy
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Magali Blockhuys, Margaretha A Faber, Vito Sabato, Guy Hubens, Didier G Ebo
In this case report, we describe a birch pollen-allergic patient in whom a Fobi pouch gastric bypass was associated with the transition from a mild, localized, birch pollen-related oral allergy syndrome to more severe, generalized allergic reactions to peach.
February 23, 2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226219/dietary-inflammatory-index-and-odds-of-colorectal-cancer-in-a-case-control-study-from-jordan
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Nitin Shivappa, James R Hébert, Susan E Steck, Lorne J Hofseth, Ihab Shehadah, Kamal E Bani-Hani, Tareq Al-Jaberi, Majed Al-Nusairr, Dennis Heath, Reema Tayyem
BACKGROUND: Dietary components that promote inflammation of the colon have been suggested to be risk factors in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). The possible link between inflammatory potential of diet and CRC has been investigated in several developed or Western countries. Despite the fact that dietary choices in the Middle East differ markedly from those in the West, results have not been reported from any study conducted in a Middle-Eastern population. We examined the association between dietary inflammatory index (DII)TM scores and CRC in a case-control study conducted in Jordan...
February 22, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226202/predictors-of-acute-myocarditis-in-complicated-scrub-typhus-an-endemic-province-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Jung Yeon Chin, Ki-Woon Kang, Kyung Min Moon, Jongwoo Kim, Yu Jeong Choi
Background/Aims: Scrub typhus is known as a self-limited infectious disease. Cardiac complication is uncommon and usually not life-threatening. Until now, few cases of fulminant myocarditis by scrub typhus have been reported. So, we investigated incidence and predictors of acute myocarditis in severe scrub typhus. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 89 patients among 91 scrub typhus confirmed patients who examined an echocardiogram and cardiac biomarkers from 2005 to 2015 in the intensive care unit at our hospital...
February 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226018/profile-of-human-anti-rabies-treatment-in-the-agreste-region-of-pernambuco-state-brazil-2010-2012
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Cleber Vinicius Brito Dos Santos, Rafaely Bezerra de Melo, Daniel Friguglietti Brandespim
Objective: to describe the characteristics of reported human anti-rabies treatment in municipalities of the 'agreste' region of Pernambuco State, Brazil, 2010-2012. Methods: this was a descriptive study using data from human anti-rabies medical records filed on the Information System for Notifiable Diseases (Sinan). Results: 10,138 reported records of anti-rabies treatment were included; canines were the most involved species (68.1%), in good health condition (79...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
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