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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055216/thoracic-manual-therapy-is-not-more-effective-than-placebo-thoracic-manual-therapy-in-patients-with-shoulder-dysfunctions-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Paolo Bizzarri, Luca Buzzatti, Erik Cattrysse, Aldo Scafoglieri
BACKGROUND: Manual treatments targeting different regions (shoulder, cervical spine, thoracic spine, ribs) have been studied to deal with patients complaining of shoulder pain. Thoracic manual treatments seem able to produce beneficial effects on this group of patients. However, it is not clear whether the patient improvement is a consequence of thoracic manual therapy or a placebo effect. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of thoracic manual therapy and placebo thoracic manual treatment for patients with shoulder dysfunction...
October 14, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055094/divergent-migration-within-lake-sturgeon-acipenser-fulvescens-populations-multiple-distinct-patterns-exist-across-an-unrestricted-migration-corridor
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S T Kessel, D W Hondorp, C M Holbrook, J C Boase, J A Chiotti, M V Thomas, T C Wills, E F Roseman, R Drouin, C C Krueger
1.Population structure, distribution, abundance, and dispersal arguably underpin the entire field of animal ecology, with consequences for regional species persistence, and provision of ecosystem services. Divergent migration behaviours among individuals or among populations is an important aspect of the ecology of highly-mobile animals, allowing populations to exploit spatially- or temporally-distributed food and space resources. 2.This study investigated the spatial ecology of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) within the barrier free Huron-Erie Corridor (HEC), which connects Lake Huron and Lake Erie of the North American Laurentian Great Lakes...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054944/anaesthesia-and-orphan-disease-airway-and-anaesthetic-management-in-huntington-s-disease
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Phuong Thao Nguyen, Daveena Meeks, Despoina Liotiri
We present a case that highlights the issues surrounding the delivery of a safe general anaesthetic to a patient with Huntington's disease (HD) and bulbar dysfunction. In the case of a 46-year-old patient undergoing laparoscopic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion, we discuss the rationale behind our chosen method and anaesthetic agents as well as airway issues specific to HD. In a patient whose condition would not allow for an awake fibreoptic intubation, we opted for a modified rapid sequence induction...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054879/domain-specificity-of-oculomotor-learning-after-changes-in-sensory-processing
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Yuliy Tsank, Miguel P Eckstein
Humans visually process the world with varying spatial resolution and can program their eye movements optimally to maximize information acquisition for a variety of everyday tasks. Diseases such as macular degeneration can change visual sensory processing, introducing central vision loss (a scotoma). However, humans can learn to direct a new preferred retinal location to regions of interest for simple visual tasks. Whether such learned compensatory saccades are optimal and generalize to more complex tasks, which require integrating information across a large area of the visual field, is not well-understood...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054263/nmsbuilder-freeware-to-create-subject-specific-musculoskeletal-models-for-opensim
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Giordano Valente, Gianluigi Crimi, Nicola Vanella, Enrico Schileo, Fulvia Taddei
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Musculoskeletal modeling and simulations of movement have been increasingly used in orthopedic and neurological scenarios, with increased attention to subject-specific applications. In general, musculoskeletal modeling applications have been facilitated by the development of dedicated software tools; however, subject-specific studies have been limited also by time-consuming modeling workflows and high skilled expertise required. In addition, no reference tools exist to standardize the process of musculoskeletal model creation and make it more efficient...
December 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052364/sensorimotor-learning-and-associated-visual-perception-are-intact-but-unrelated-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Spencer J Hayes, Matthew Andrew, Nathan C Foster, Digby Elliott, Emma Gowen, Simon J Bennett
Humans show an astonishing capability to learn sensorimotor behaviours. However, data from sensorimotor learning experiments suggest the integration of efferent sensorimotor commands, afferent sensorimotor information, and visual consequences of a performed action during learning is different in autism, leading to atypical representation of internal action models. Here, we investigated the generalization of a sensorimotor internal action model formed during sensorimotor learning to a different, but associated, visual perception task...
October 20, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051824/pure-akinesia-with-gait-freezing-a-clinicopathologic-study
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Ahmad Elkouzi, Esther N Bit-Ivan, Rodger J Elble
BACKGROUND: Pure akinesia with gait freezing is a rare syndrome with few autopsied cases. Severe freezing of gait occurs in the absence of bradykinesia and rigidity. Most autopsies have revealed progressive supranuclear palsy. We report the clinical and postmortem findings of two patients with pure akinesia with gait freezing, provide video recordings of these patients, and review the literature describing similar cases. We also discuss bradykinesia, hypokinesia and akinesia in the context of this clinical syndrome...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050651/-movement-disorders-an-update
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M Béreau, C Tranchant
Movement disorders (tremor, chorea, dystonia, tics, and myoclonus) are related to basal ganglia and/or interconnected brain areas dysfunction. Clinical examination is a key point in order to characterize the abnormal movement and identify associated signs that can guide etiological approach. Iatrogenic diseases will be systematically ruled out before conducting additional investigations (brain MRI, electrophysiological studies). Wilson disease, but also other treatable metabolic and/or genetic diseases, and auto-immune diseases will be systematically considered...
October 16, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050381/space-based-bias-of-covert-visual-attention-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Janet H Bultitude, Ian Walker, Charles Spence
See Legrain (doi:10.1093/awx188) for a scientific commentary on this article. Some patients with complex regional pain syndrome report that movements of the affected limb are slow, more effortful, and lack automaticity. These symptoms have been likened to the syndrome that sometimes follows brain injury called hemispatial neglect, in which patients exhibit attentional impairments and problems with movements affecting the contralesional side of the body and space. Psychophysical testing of patients with complex regional pain syndrome has found evidence for spatial biases when judging visual targets distanced at 2 m, but not in directions that indicate reduced attention to the affected side...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046579/a-general-scaling-law-reveals-why-the-largest-animals-are-not-the-fastest
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Myriam R Hirt, Walter Jetz, Björn C Rall, Ulrich Brose
Speed is the fundamental constraint on animal movement, yet there is no general consensus on the determinants of maximum speed itself. Here, we provide a general scaling model of maximum speed with body mass, which holds across locomotion modes, ecosystem types and taxonomic groups. In contrast to traditional power-law scaling, we predict a hump-shaped relationship resulting from a finite acceleration time for animals, which explains why the largest animals are not the fastest. This model is strongly supported by extensive empirical data (474 species, with body masses ranging from 30 μg to 100 tonnes) from terrestrial as well as aquatic ecosystems...
August 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046518/pretreatment-with-oxycodone-simultaneously-reduces-etomidate-induced-myoclonus-and-rocuronium-induced-withdrawal-movements-during-rapid-sequence-induction
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Xiaoxia An, Caixia Li, Zayd Sahebally, Xiaohong Wen, Bing Zhao, Xiangming Fang
BACKGROUND Etomidate and rocuronium are often paired in rapid-sequence anesthesia induction. However, the effect of pretreatment with oxycodone on myoclonic and withdrawal movements has not been previously investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of oxycodone on the incidence and severity of etomidate-induced myoclonus and rocuronium-induced nociceptive withdrawal movements during rapid-sequence anesthesia induction. MATERIAL AND METHODS We randomly divided 120 patients into the saline group (group S) and the oxycodone group (group O) (n=60 in each group)...
October 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045480/quantitative-assessment-of-finger-motor-performance-normative-data
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Alessio Signori, Maria Pia Sormani, Irene Schiavetti, Ambra Bisio, Marco Bove, Laura Bonzano
BACKGROUND: Finger opposition movements are the basis of many daily living activities and are essential in general for manipulating objects; an engineered glove quantitatively assessing motor performance during sequences of finger opposition movements has been shown to be useful to provide reliable measures of finger motor impairment, even subtle, in subjects affected by neurological diseases. However, the obtained behavioral parameters lack published reference values. OBJECTIVE: To determine mean values for different motor behavioral parameters describing the strategy adopted by healthy people in performing repeated sequences of finger opposition movements, examining associations with gender and age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043042/feedr-and-animalnexus-ca-a-paired-r-package-and-user-friendly-web-application-for-transforming-and-visualizing-animal-movement-data-from-static-stations
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Stefanie E LaZerte, Matthew W Reudink, Ken A Otter, Jackson Kusack, Jacob M Bailey, Austin Woolverton, Mark Paetkau, Adriaan de Jong, David J Hill
Radio frequency identification (RFID) provides a simple and inexpensive approach for examining the movements of tagged animals, which can provide information on species behavior and ecology, such as habitat/resource use and social interactions. In addition, tracking animal movements is appealing to naturalists, citizen scientists, and the general public and thus represents a tool for public engagement in science and science education. Although a useful tool, the large amount of data collected using RFID may quickly become overwhelming...
October 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042598/a-generalized-simulation-development-approach-for-predicting-refugee-destinations
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Diana Suleimenova, David Bell, Derek Groen
In recent years, global forced displacement has reached record levels, with 22.5 million refugees worldwide. Forecasting refugee movements is important, as accurate predictions can help save refugee lives by allowing governments and NGOs to conduct a better informed allocation of humanitarian resources. Here, we propose a generalized simulation development approach to predict the destinations of refugee movements in conflict regions. In this approach, we synthesize data from UNHCR, ACLED and Bing Maps to construct agent-based simulations of refugee movements...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042444/development-of-novel-biosensors-to-study-receptor-mediated-activation-of-gs-and-golf
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Hideaki Yano, Davide Provasi, Ning Sheng Cai, Marta Filizola, Sergi Ferre, Jonathan A Javitch
Gαs (Gs) and Gαolf (Golf) are highly homologous G protein α; subunits that activate adenylate cyclase, thereby serving as crucial mediators of intracellular signaling. Owing to their dramatically different brain expression patterns, we studied similarities and differences between their activation processes with the aim of comparing their receptor coupling mechanisms. We engineered novel luciferase- and Venus-fused Gα constructs that can be used in bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) assays...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042412/the-use-of-language-in-diabetes-care-and-education
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Jane K Dickinson, Susan J Guzman, Melinda D Maryniuk, Catherine A O'Brian, Jane K Kadohiro, Richard A Jackson, Nancy D'Hondt, Brenda Montgomery, Kelly L Close, Martha M Funnell
Language is powerful and can have a strong impact on perceptions as well as behavior. A task force, consisting of representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), convened to discuss language in diabetes care and education. This document represents the expert opinion of the task force. The literature supports the need for a language movement in diabetes care and education. There are effective ways of communicating about diabetes. This article provides recommendations for language used by health care professionals and others when discussing diabetes through spoken or written words-whether directed to people with diabetes, colleagues, or the general public, as well as research questions related to language and diabetes...
October 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041716/efficient-method-to-measure-the-spectral-distortions-using-periodically-distributed-slit-in-hyperspectral-imager
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Jinsuk Hong, Youngsoo Kim, Byungin Choi, Seongryung Hwang, Dohwan Jeong, Jun Ho Lee, Yeonsoo Kim, Hyunsook Kim
The imaging spectrometer generally shows geometrical asymmetric distortions known as the keystone and smile that are different from the regular imaging optical system. The conventional method of measuring such distortions requires a precision movement control stage and specialized optical setup. Moreover, it is even harder to measure other characteristics such as the wave front error (WFE) simultaneously and to repeat the measurements since an accumulated vast number of statistical data is required to calculate the keystone and smile...
August 21, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040034/the-use-of-language-in-diabetes-care-and-education
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Jane K Dickinson, Susan J Guzman, Melinda D Maryniuk, Catherine A O'Brian, Jane K Kadohiro, Richard A Jackson, Nancy D'Hondt, Brenda Montgomery, Kelly L Close, Martha M Funnell
Language is powerful and can have a strong impact on perceptions as well as behavior. A task force, consisting of representatives from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association, convened to discuss language in diabetes care and education. The literature supports the need for a language movement in diabetes care and education. There are effective ways of communicating about diabetes. This article provides recommendations for language used by health care professionals and others when discussing diabetes through spoken or written words, whether directed to people with diabetes, colleagues, or the general public, as well as research questions related to language and diabetes...
October 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038696/exploring-the-perception-of-nursing-students-about-consequences-of-reflection-in-clinical-settings
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Shahnaz Karimi, Fariba Haghani, Nikoo Yamani, Majid Najafi Kalyani
BACKGROUND: Reflection on practical experiences is a key element that enables students to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and develop nursing skills. Whilst reflection may enhance students' learning in practice, there is little evidence about nursing students' perception of the consequences of reflection in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore Iranian nursing students' perception regarding the consequences of reflection during clinical practices...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037661/antisense-oligonucleotide-therapy-rescues-disruptions-in-organization-of-exploratory-movements-associated-with-usher-syndrome-type-1c-in-mice
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Tia N Donaldson, Kelsey T Jennings, Lucia A Cherep, Adam M McNeela, Frederic F Depreux, Francine M Jodelka, Michelle L Hastings, Douglas G Wallace
Usher syndrome, Type 1C (USH1C) is an autosomal recessive inherited disorder in which a mutation in the gene encoding harmonin is associated with multi-sensory deficits (i.e., auditory, vestibular, and visual). USH1C (Usher) mice, engineered with a human USH1C mutation, exhibit these multi-sensory deficits by circling behavior and lack of response to sound. Administration of an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapeutic that corrects expression of the mutated USH1C gene, has been shown to increase harmonin levels, reduce circling behavior, and improve vestibular and auditory function...
October 13, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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