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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700837/gender-differences-in-the-quality-of-psychosocial-stimulation-in-rural-bangladesh-homes
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S J Hossain, F Tofail, M I Hasan, S F Mehrin, S Aktar, J Hamadani
BACKGROUND: Little is known about whether and to what extent gender differences affect the stimulation children receive at home, which is crucial to child development. The aim of this study was to document the differences, if any, in the quality of psychosocial stimulation boys and girls receive at home in middle childhood in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: This study was done as a part of a long-term follow-up study of a cluster randomized controlled trial in 2015. The Middle Childhood-Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (MC-HOME) was adapted and used to measure the quality of home stimulation...
April 26, 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664723/the-value-of-electrically-evoked-stapedius-reflex-in-determining-the-maximum-comfort-level-of-a-cochlear-implant
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Kelly Cristina Lira de Andrade, Lilian Ferreira Muniz, Pedro de Lemos Menezes, Silvio da Silva Caldas Neto, Aline Tenório Lins Carnaúba, Mariana de Carvalho Leal
BACKGROUND: One of the most important steps for good user performance with a cochlear implant (CI) is activation and programming, aimed at determining the dynamic range. In adults, current levels are determined by psychophysical measures. In babies, small children, or individuals with multiple disorders, this procedure requires techniques that may provide inconsistent responses because of auditory inexperience or the age of the child, making it a very difficult process that demands the collaboration of both the patient and the family...
April 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543197/-clinical-effectiveness-study-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-amblyopic-children
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A V Dolzhich, S E Avetisov
PURPOSE: to assess the neurophysiological effect and clinical effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation in combination with drug therapy in amblyopic children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 32 healthy children in the age of 5-12 years and 97 patients of the same age with refractive strabismic amblyopia. All study subjects underwent standard examination including ophthalmological (visometry, refractometry in normal conditions and in cycloplegia, biomicroscopy, ophthalmoscopy, type of vision), neurophysiological methods (determination of retinal electric sensitivity threshold, electric lability of optic nerve, amplitude and latency period of visual evoked potentials, electroencephalogram wave amplitudes, localization of peak electrical activity area of the cerebral cortex), assessment of neuropsychic development and estimation of mental development coefficient with age tests...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520678/intraoperative-feasibility-of-bulbocavernosus-reflex-monitoring-during-untethering-surgery-in-infants-and-children
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Takeaki Shinjo, Hironobu Hayashi, Tsunenori Takatani, Eishu Boku, Hiroyuki Nakase, Masahiko Kawaguchi
Bulbocavernosus reflex (BCR) monitoring is used to assess the integrity of urinary and bowel function. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of BCR monitoring during untethering surgery in infants and children to predict postoperative urinary and bowel dysfunction. The records of 22 patients ranging from 4 days to 10 years old (mean 2.7 ± 3.3 years) were reviewed. Anesthesia was maintained by propofol or sevoflurane/opioid without neuromuscular blockade. BCR waveforms induced by electrical stimulation (20-40 mA, train-of-four pulses with 500 Hz) to the penis or clitoris were recorded from bilateral external anal sphincters...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502907/cortical-plasticity-with-bimodal-hearing-in-children-with-asymmetric-hearing-loss
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Melissa J Polonenko, Blake C Papsin, Karen A Gordon
This longitudinal study aimed to identify auditory plasticity promoted by a cochlear implant in children with asymmetric hearing loss. Participants included 10 children who experienced (mean ± SD) 3.1 ± 3.6 years of asymmetric hearing (difference of 47.2 ± 47.6 dB) before receiving an implant at age 8.7 ± 5.1 years. Multi-channel electroencephalography was measured at initial implant use (5.8 ± 3.2 days) and after 10.2 ± 4.1 months in each child. Monaurally presented stimuli consisted of 36 ms trains of 9 acoustic clicks/biphasic electric pulses at a rate of 250 Hz, repeated at 1 Hz...
February 17, 2018: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499017/cortical-electrical-stimulation-mapping-special-considerations-in-children
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Prasanna Jayakar
Cortical electrical stimulation mapping is often required to accurately delineate eloquent function before resective surgery for tumors or epilepsy. Although the technique is well established in adults, mapping poses special challenges in children that are addressed in this article. The concept of what constitutes a critical cortex is more difficult to assess, given the implications of plasticity and impact of deficits. Developmental factors affect the underlying neurophysiologic bases of responses to electrical stimulation, and evolving maturation requires adaptation of methodology...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460482/electrocorticographic-high-gamma-modulation-with-passive-listening-paradigm-for-pediatric-extraoperative-language-mapping
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Ravindra Arya, J Adam Wilson, Hisako Fujiwara, Jennifer Vannest, Anna W Byars, Leonid Rozhkov, James L Leach, Hansel M Greiner, Jason Buroker, Craig Scholle, Paul S Horn, Nathan E Crone, Douglas F Rose, Francesco T Mangano, Katherine D Holland
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study compared the topography of high-gamma modulation (HGM) during a story-listening task requiring negligible patient cooperation, with the conventional electrical stimulation mapping (ESM) using a picture-naming task, for presurgical language localization in pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: Patients undergoing extraoperative monitoring with subdural electrodes were included. Electrocorticographic signals were recorded during quiet baseline and a story-listening task...
April 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447794/plasticity-after-pediatric-cochlear-implantation-implication-from-changes-in-peripheral-plasma-level-of-bdnf-and-auditory-nerve-responses
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Razieh Alemi, Masoud Motassadi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Ali Eftekharian, Mohammad Reza Zarrindast, Nasim Vousooghi
INTRODUCTION: Sensory neural hearing loss could lead to some structural and physiological changes in the auditory pathways, such as alteration in the expression of neurotrophins. These factors, especially Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), play an important role in synaptic functions and experience-related plasticity. Restoring cochlear function after hearing loss is possible through cochlear implantation (CI). Evaluation of the blood concentration changes of neurotrophins as prerequisites of plasticity could help scientists to determine the prognosis of CI as in the candidacy procedure or enhancing prosthesis function by adding the exact needed amount of BDNF to the electrode array...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441401/exercise-induced-fatigue-in-young-people-advances-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Dimitrios A Patikas, Craig A Williams, Sébastien Ratel
PURPOSE: In recent decades, the interest for exercise-induced fatigue in youth has substantially increased, and the effects of growth on the peripheral (muscular) and central (neural) mechanisms underpinning differences in neuromuscular fatigue between healthy children and adults have been described more extensively. The purpose of this review is to retrieve, report, and analyse the findings of studies comparing neuromuscular fatigue between children and adults. Objective measures of the evaluation of the physiological mechanisms are discussed...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388929/-the-experience-with-the-application-of-the-selective-electro-stimulation-impacts-in-the-children-presenting-with-the-disturbances-of-the-locomotor-function
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A V Vlasenko, V I Mikhnovich, A V Machanskaya, A V Pogodina, O V Bugun, L V Rychkova, T A Astakhova
AIM: The objective of the present study was the improvement of the effectiveness of medical rehabilitation of the children presenting with the disturbances of the locomotor function using a «LymphaVision» apparatus for the selective electrical stimulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 42 patients with movement disorders divided into two groups depending on the method of non-drug therapy. The main group was comprised of the patients receiving the treatment by electrical stimulation with the use of the «LymphaVision» apparatus while the remaining patients made up the group of comparison (they were treated with by means of Vermel electrophoresis with the use of a 1% sodium bromide solution)...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317140/transvenous-pacing-in-pediatric-patients-with-bipolar-lumenless-lead-ten-year-clinical-experience
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Paolo De Filippo, Fabrizio Giofrè, Cristina Leidi, Michele Senni, Paola Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: A number of challenges can affect long-term performance of endocardial implanted systems in pediatric patients. Select Secure™ lead offers potential advantages for this population. This analysis aims to evaluate long-term performance of this lead in children, with and without congenital heart disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients younger than 16years, implanted with at least one Select Secure™ lead at our institution, was performed...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299824/the-value-of-synchro-cystourethrometry-for-evaluating-the-relationship-between-urethral-instability-and-overactive-bladder
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Chaoyang Hua, Yibo Wen, Yan Zhang, Quande Feng, Xiangfei He, Yunlong Li, Junwei Wu, Jinjin Feng, Stuart B Bauer, Jianguo Wen
PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation between urethral instability (URI) and overactive bladder (OAB) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated 126 children with OAB and 36 children without OAB using synchro-cystourethrometry. The prevalence of detrusor overactivity (DO) and URI, and the diagnostic sensitivity of DO alone and DO combined with URI, was compared. The OAB children with URI voluntarily received transcutaneous electrical pudendal nerve stimulation with anisodamine (stimulation group, SG) or anisodamine alone (non-stimulation group, NSG)...
March 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282616/non-invasive-cerebellar-stimulation-moving-towards-clinical-applications-for-cerebellar-and-extra-cerebellar-disorders
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EDITORIAL
Kim van Dun, Mario Manto
The field of non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum is quickly expanding. The anatomical structure of the cerebellum with a high density of neurons in the superficial layer, its electrical properties, and its participation in numerous closed-loop circuits involved in motor, cognitive, and affective operations both in children and in adults make of the cerebellum a target with very high potential for neuromodulation of both cerebellar and extra-cerebellar disorders, in neurology, psychiatry, and neurosurgery...
December 27, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280254/characterization-of-the-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-response-to-nociception-in-a-pediatric-population
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Vanessa A Olbrecht, Yifei Jiang, Luigi Viola, Charlotte M Walter, Hanli Liu, Charles D Kurth
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy can interrogate functional optical signal changes in regional brain oxygenation and blood volume to nociception analogous to functional magnetic resonance imaging. AIMS: This exploratory study aimed to characterize the near-infrared spectroscopy signals for oxy-, deoxy-, and total hemoglobin from the brain in response to nociceptive stimulation of varying intensity and duration, and after analgesic and neuromuscular paralytic in a pediatric population...
February 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274767/development-of-corticospinal-motor-excitability-and-cortical-silent-period-from-mid-childhood-to-adulthood-a-navigated-tms-study
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Laura Säisänen, Petro Julkunen, Timo Lakka, Virpi Lindi, Mervi Könönen, Sara Määttä
OBJECTIVES: We characterized the maturation of the excitability of the motor cortex and corticospinal tract from childhood to adulthood using electric field (EF) navigated TMS and correlated the results with manual dexterity. METHODS: Both hemispheres of healthy right-handed children (6-9 years, n=10), preadolescents (10-12 years, n=13), adolescents (14-17 years, n=12) and young adults (22-34 years, n=12) of both genders were examined. The optimal cortical representation site and resting motor threshold (rMT) were determined for the abductor pollicis brevis muscle...
December 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211684/independent-component-analysis-for-cochlear-implant-artifacts-attenuation-from-electrically-evoked-auditory-steady-state-response-measurements
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Hanne Deprez, Robin Gransier, Michael Hofmann, Astrid van Wieringen, Jan Wouters, Marc Moonen
OBJECTIVE: Electrically evoked auditory steady-state responses (EASSRs) are potentially useful for objective cochlear implant (CI) fitting and follow-up of the auditory maturation in infants and children with a CI. EASSRs are recorded in the electro-encephalogram (EEG) in response to electrical stimulation with continuous pulse trains, and are distorted by significant CI artifacts related to this electrical stimulation. The aim of this study is to evaluate a CI artifacts attenuation method based on independent component analysis (ICA) for three EASSR datasets...
February 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177626/non-surgical-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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REVIEW
Xu Tingting, You Danming, Chen Xin
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), a pervasive disease, is closely associated with complications such as cardiovascular diseases, neurocognitive diseases, and metabolic syndromes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for OSAS, with low compliance due to multifarious factors. The two other modes of ventilation, bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP) and autotitrating positive airway pressure (APAP), which were developed from CPAP, are slightly different from CPAP in specific groups, as well as the corresponding treatment effect and compliance...
February 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164818/home-based-transabdominal-interferential-electrical-stimulation-for-six-months-improves-paediatric-slow-transit-constipation-stc
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Yee Ian Yik, John Hutson, Bridget Southwell
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) for one to two months has produced some improvement in treatment-resistant slow-transit constipation (STC) in children. Optimal parameters for treatment are not known. It is possible that more improvement would occur with stimulation for longer. This study examined the effectiveness of stimulation for six months. METHODS: Children with STC confirmed by nuclear transit study (NTS) were enrolled prospectively...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159054/delayed-access-to-bilateral-input-alters-cortical-organization-in-children-with-asymmetric-hearing
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Melissa Jane Polonenko, Blake Croll Papsin, Karen Ann Gordon
Bilateral hearing in early development protects auditory cortices from reorganizing to prefer the better ear. Yet, such protection could be disrupted by mismatched bilateral input in children with asymmetric hearing who require electric stimulation of the auditory nerve from a cochlear implant in their deaf ear and amplified acoustic sound from a hearing aid in their better ear (bimodal hearing). Cortical responses to bimodal stimulation were measured by electroencephalography in 34 bimodal users and 16 age-matched peers with normal hearing, and compared with the same measures previously reported for 28 age-matched bilateral implant users...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148138/artificial-walking-technologies-to-improve-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-multichannel-neuromuscular-stimulation
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REVIEW
Jessica Rose, Katelyn Cahill-Rowley, Erin E Butler
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnormalities and may cause significant muscle weakness. However, emerging artificial walking technologies, such as step-initiated, multichannel neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), can substantially improve gait patterns and promote muscle strength in children with spastic CP...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
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