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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495001/a-comparison-between-swallowing-sounds-and-vibrations-in-patients-with-dysphagia
#1
Faezeh Movahedi, Atsuko Kurosu, James L Coyle, Subashan Perera, Ervin Sejdić
The cervical auscultation refers to the observation and analysis of sounds or vibrations captured during swallowing using either a stethoscope or acoustic/vibratory detectors. Microphones and accelerometers have recently become two common sensors used in modern cervical auscultation methods. There are open questions about whether swallowing signals recorded by these two sensors provide unique or complementary information about swallowing function; or whether they present interchangeable information. This study aims to compare of swallowing signals recorded by a microphone and a tri-axial accelerometer from 72 patients (mean age 63...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471376/analysis-of-the-damping-characteristics-of-cylindrical-resonators-influenced-by-piezoelectric-electrodes
#2
Jiangkun Sun, Yulie Wu, Xiang Xi, Yongmeng Zhang, Xuezhong Wu
The cylindrical resonator gyroscope (CRG) is a typical Coriolis vibratory gyroscope whose performance is mostly influenced by the damping characteristic of the cylindrical resonator. However, the tremendous damping influences caused by pasting piezoelectric electrodes on the gyroscope, which degrades the performance to a large extent, have rarely been studied. In this paper, the dynamical model is established to analyze various forms of energy consumption. In addition, a FE COMSOL model is also created to discuss the damping influences of several significant parameters of the adhesive layer and piezoelectric electrodes, respectively, and then explicit influence laws are obtained...
May 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467327/presbiphonya
#3
Caterina Bruzzi, Daria Salsi, Domenico Minghetti, Maurizio Negri, Delfo Casolino, Michele Sessa
AIM: This article attempts to describe the aging process of the vocal folds and the main features of the aged voice. BACKGROUND: In the world ageing population era, aging diseases and aging disorders are crucial. Voice disorders (presbyphonia) are common in the elderly and have a significant impact on communication and quality of life. Some of these disorders depend on the vocal folds, which consist of an extracellular matrix (ECM), fibrous proteins, interstitial proteins, and glycosaminoglycans...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459068/focal-muscle-vibration-and-physical-exercise-in-postmastectomy-recovery-an-explorative-study
#4
Claudia Celletti, Maria Antonietta Fara, Guido Maria Filippi, Giuseppe La Torre, Roberto Tozzi, Nicola Vanacore, Filippo Camerota
Background. Physical activity initiation and maintenance are particular challenges in the postmastectomy recovery and in particular Dragon Boat racing seems to be a useful sport activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of focal muscle vibration as a proprioceptive input to improve upper limb functioning in a group of "paddlers" patients. Methods. A group of paddlers has been evaluated before vibratory treatment (T0), immediately after therapy (T1), after one week (T2), and after one month (T3) with DASH questionnaire, Body Image Scale, McGill pain questionnaire, Constant Scale, and Short Form 36 questionnaire...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438489/laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-voice-disorders-a-multifactorial-model-of-etiology-and-pathophysiology
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Jerome R Lechien, Sven Saussez, Bernard Harmegnies, Camille Finck, James A Burns
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to shed light on the pathogenesis and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of hoarseness related to laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and The Cochrane Library were searched for the terms reflux, laryngopharyngeal, laryngitis, voice, and hoarseness. Experimental and clinical studies providing substantial information about the occurrence of voice disorders, laryngeal histologic changes, or any pathophysiological processes related to LPRD were included by two independent investigators...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435077/improving-blend-content-uniformity-via-dry-particle-coating-of-micronized-drug-powders
#6
Zhonghui Huang, Wannan Xiong, Kuriakose Kunnath, Sayani Bhaumik, Rajesh N Davé
Content uniformity of low dose blends with fine active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) is adversely impacted due to API agglomeration caused by high powder cohesion. Dry coating using high-intensity vibratory mixing is employed to reduce API cohesion and granular Bond number as well as agglomeration as predicted by contact models, hence improve blend content uniformity (CU). Micronized acetaminophen (mAPAP) (~10μm), a model API, was dry coated with nano-silica R972P (20nm), and mixed with Avicel 102. The amount of silica was varied from 0 to 2...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432188/magnetic-resonance-neurography-visualizes-abnormalities-in-sciatic-and-tibial-nerves-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-neuropathy
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Michael Vaeggemose, Mirko Pham, Steffen Ringgaard, Hatice Tankisi, Niels Ejskjaer, Sabine Heiland, Per L Poulsen, Henning Andersen
This study evaluates whether diffusion-tensor-imaging MR-Neurography (DTI-MRN), T2-relaxation-time and proton-spin-density can detect and grade neuropathic abnormalities in patients with type 1 diabetes.Forty-nine patients with type 1 diabetes (11 with severe polyneuropathy (sDPN), 13 with mild polyneuropathy (mDPN) and 25 without polyneuropathy (nDPN)) and 30 healthy controls (HC) were included. Clinical examinations, nerve-conduction-studies and vibratory-perception-thresholds determined the presence and severity of DPN...
April 21, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421075/activation-of-adhesion-gpcr-emr2-adgre2-induces-macrophage-differentiation-and-inflammatory-responses-via-g%C3%AE-16-akt-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Kuan-Yu I, Yi-Shu Huang, Ching-Hsun Hu, Wen-Yi Tseng, Chia-Hsin Cheng, Martin Stacey, Siamon Gordon, Gin-Wen Chang, Hsi-Hsien Lin
EMR2/ADGRE2 is a human myeloid-restricted adhesion G protein-coupled receptor critically implicated in vibratory urticaria, a rare type of allergy caused by vibration-induced mast cell activation. In addition, EMR2 is also highly expressed by monocyte/macrophages and has been linked to neutrophil migration and activation. Despite these findings, little is known of EMR2-mediated signaling and its role in myeloid biology. In this report, we show that activation of EMR2 via a receptor-specific monoclonal antibody promotes the differentiation of human THP-1 monocytic cell line and induces the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators, including IL-8, TNF-α, and MMP-9...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419123/low-resistive-vibratory-penetration-in-granular-media
#9
Baptiste Darbois Texier, Alejandro Ibarra, Francisco Melo
Non-cohesive materials such as sand, dry snow or cereals are encountered in various common circumstances, from everyday situations to industry. The process of digging into these materials remains a challenge to most animals and machines. Within the animal kingdom, different strategies are employed to overcome this issue, including excavation methods used by ants, the two-anchor strategy employed by soft burrowers such as razor-clams, and undulatory motions exhibited by sandfish lizards. Despite the development of technology to mimic these techniques in diggers and robots, the limitations of animals and machines may differ, and mimicry of natural processes is not necessarily the most efficient technological strategy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365411/effects-of-intensive-glucose-control-on-microvascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-controlled-trials
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Sophia Zoungas, Hisatomi Arima, Hertzel C Gerstein, Rury R Holman, Mark Woodward, Peter Reaven, Rodney A Hayward, Timothy Craven, Ruth L Coleman, John Chalmers
BACKGROUND: Intensive glucose control is understood to prevent complications in adults with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to more precisely estimate the effects of more intensive glucose control, compared with less intensive glucose control, on the risk of microvascular events. METHODS: In this meta-analysis, we obtained de-identified individual participant data from large-scale randomised controlled trials assessing the effects of more intensive glucose control versus less intensive glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, with at least 1000 patient-years of follow-up in each treatment group and a minimum of 2 years average follow-up on randomised treatment...
March 29, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359643/insights-into-the-role-of-collagen-in-vocal-fold-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Sharon S Tang, Vidisha Mohad, Madhu Gowda, Susan L Thibeault
As one of the key fibrous proteins in the extracellular matrix, collagen plays a significant role in the structural and biomechanical characteristics of the vocal fold. Anchored fibrils of collagen create secure structural regions within the vocal folds and are strong enough to sustain vibratory impact and stretch during phonation. This contributes tensile strength, density, and organization to the vocal folds and influences health and pathogenesis. This review offers a comprehensive summary for a current understanding of collagen within normal vocal fold tissues throughout the life span as well as vocal pathology and wound repair...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355048/medical-devices-neurological-devices-classification-of-the-vibratory-counter-stimulation-device-final-order
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is classifying the vibratory counter-stimulation device into class II (special controls). The special controls that will apply to the device are identified in this order and will be part of the codified language for the vibratory counter-stimulation device's classification. The Agency is classifying the device into class II (special controls) in order to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness of the device.
March 14, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328131/recessive-mutations-in-slc35a3-cause-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy-with-skeletal-defects
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Carla Marini, Katia Hardies, Tiziana Pisano, Patrick May, Sarah Weckhuysen, Elena Cellini, Arvid Suls, Davide Mei, Rudi Balling, Peter D Jonghe, Ingo Helbig, Domenico Garozzo, Renzo Guerrini
We describe the clinical and whole genome sequencing (WGS) study of a non-consanguineous Italian family in which two siblings, a boy and a girl, manifesting a severe epileptic encephalopathy (EE) with skeletal abnormalities, carried novel SLC35A3 compound heterozygous mutations. Both siblings exhibited infantile spasms, associated with focal, and tonic vibratory seizures from early infancy. EEG recordings showed a suppression-burst (SB) pattern and multifocal paroxysmal activity in both. In addition both had quadriplegia, acquired microcephaly, and severe intellectual disability...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326869/design-and-evaluation-of-vibratory-shoe-on-balance-control-for-elderly-subjects-technical-note
#14
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Farzam Farahmand, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Reza Fadayevatan, Ehsan Abdollahi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Aging often results in a decline in somatosensory function, and such changes are associated with diminished motor performance. Input noise can enhance sensory and motor function through a mechanism known as stochastic resonance (SR). This paper describes the development and testing of a new vibrating shoe to possibly assist the elderly patients in controlling their balance and decreasing their falling risks. TECHNIQUE: The new vibrating shoe was evaluated to ascertain its ability to generate appropriate random and nonlinear vibrations...
March 22, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325351/flexible-fiber-optic-high-speed-imaging-of-vocal-fold-vibration-a-preliminary-report
#15
Peak Woo, Peter Baxter
OBJECTIVE: High-speed video (HSV) imaging of vocal fold vibration has been possible only through the rigid endoscope. This study reports that a fiberscope-based high-speed imaging system may allow HSV imaging of naturalistic voicing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two subjects were recorded using a commercially available black and white high-speed camera (Photron Motion Tools, 256 × 120 pixel, 2000 frames per second, 8 second acquisition time). The camera gain is set to +6 db...
March 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323013/electroencephalographic-sensorimotor-rhythms-are-modulated-in-the-acute-phase-following-focal-vibration-in-healthy-subjects
#16
Susanna Lopez, Fabiano Bini, Claudio Del Percio, Franco Marinozzi, Claudia Celletti, Antonio Suppa, Raffaele Ferri, Emanuela Staltari, Filippo Camerota, Claudio Babiloni
Few minutes of focal vibration (FV) on limb muscles can improve motor control in neurological (stroke, Parkinson) patients for unknown underlying neurophysiological mechanisms. Here we hypothesized that in healthy volunteers this FV would increase excitability in the primary sensorimotor cortex (S1-M1) during an isometric contraction of the stimulated muscle. The design included an initial control condition with no FV stimulation (Baseline) as well as three short experimental sessions of FV and a Sham (fake) session in a pseudo-random order...
June 3, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318967/pitch-strength-as-an-outcome-measure-for-treatment-of-dysphonia
#17
Lisa M Kopf, Cristina Jackson-Menaldi, Adam D Rubin, Jean Skeffington, Eric J Hunter, Mark D Skowronski, Rahul Shrivastav
BACKGROUND: Measurement of treatment outcomes is critical for the spectrum of voice treatments (ie, surgical, behavioral, or pharmacological). Outcome measures typically include visual (eg, stroboscopic data), auditory (eg, Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice; Grade, Roughness, Breathiness, Asthenia, Strain), and objective correlates of vocal fold vibratory characteristics, such as acoustic signals (eg, harmonics-to-noise ratio, cepstral peak prominence) or patient self-reported questionnaires (eg, Voice Handicap Index, Voice-Related Quality of Life)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318780/surface-electromyogram-and-muscle-ultrasonography-for-detection-of-muscle-fasciculations-in-pediatric-peripheral-neuropathy
#18
Masayoshi Oguri, Yoshiaki Saito, Tetsuya Okazaki, Wataru Matsumura, Koyo Ohno, Masami Togawa, Chisako Fukuda, Yuko Saito, Ichizo Nishino, Yoshihiro Maegaki
A 12-year-old girl presented with talipes equinus of both legs, attenuation of upper and lower limb tendon reflexes, thermal hyperalgesia, and reduction of vibratory sensation. On clinical examination, muscle twitches of fingers of both hands, as well as the abductor halluces and the dorsal interossei muscles of the right foot were observed. Nerve conduction velocity was significantly declined in the upper and lower extremities. Needle electromyography (EMG) was not performed; however, ultrasonography revealed repetitive, semi-regular muscle twitches lasting 0...
March 16, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262501/vocal-fold-vibration-following-surgical-intervention-in-three-vocal-pathologies-a-preliminary-study
#19
Wenli Chen, Peak Woo, Thomas Murry
High-speed videoendoscopy captures the cycle-to-cycle vibratory motion of each individual vocal fold in normal and severely disordered phonation. Therefore, it provides a direct method to examine the specific vibratory changes following vocal fold surgery. The purpose of this study was to examine the vocal fold vibratory pattern changes in the surgically treated pathologic vocal fold and the contralateral vocal fold in three vocal pathologies: vocal polyp (n = 3), paresis or paralysis (n = 3), and scar (n = 3)...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261493/upper-limb-vibration-prototype-with-sports-and-rehabilitation-applications-development-evaluation-and-preliminary-study
#20
Amit Narahar Pujari, Richard D Neilson, Sumeet S Aphale, Marco Cardinale
Vibration stimulation as an exercise intervention has been studied increasingly for its potential benefits and applications in sports and rehabilitation. Vibratory exercise devices should be capable of generating highly precise and repeatable vibrations and should be capable of generating a range of vibration amplitudes and frequencies in order to provide different training protocols. Many devices used to exercise the upper body provide limited variations to exercise regimes mostly due to the fact that only vibration frequency can be controlled...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
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