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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231579/vibration-induced-nystagmus-a-biomarker-for-vestibular-deficits-a-synopsis
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Karl-Friedrich Hamann
A review of more than 20 years of experience with vibratory stimulation in vestibular diseases is given. Vibrations in a frequency frame of 30-60 Hz are applied on the mastoid during 20 s. Eye movements are recorded by video-oculography to detect a vibration-induced nystagmus (VIN). A VIN occurs in cases of a side difference between the peripheral vestibular receptors beating to the side of better excitability. In patients with central lesions, a VIN does not appear generally, only exceptionally if the lesion is located laterally in the brain stem...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231489/moving-and-positioning-the-endolysosomal-system
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REVIEW
Juan S Bonifacino, Jacques Neefjes
The endolysosomal system is extremely dynamic, yet highly organized. The spatio-temporal distribution of endolysosomal organelles depends on transport driven by microtubule motors such as kinesins and dynein, and by actin-based myosin motors. It has recently become appreciated that interactions with motors are controlled by contacts with other organelles, particularly the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The ER also controls the concentration of endolysosomal organelles in the perinuclear area, as well as their fission and fusion, through a complex system of tethering proteins...
February 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230394/the-onset-and-time-course-of-semantic-priming-during-rapid-recognition-of-visual-words
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Renske S Hoedemaker, Peter C Gordon
In 2 experiments, we assessed the effects of response latency and task-induced goals on the onset and time course of semantic priming during rapid processing of visual words as revealed by ocular response tasks. In Experiment 1 (ocular lexical decision task), participants performed a lexical decision task using eye movement responses on a sequence of 4 words. In Experiment 2, the same words were encoded for an episodic recognition memory task that did not require a metalinguistic judgment. For both tasks, survival analyses showed that the earliest observable effect (divergence point [DP]) of semantic priming on target-word reading times occurred at approximately 260 ms, and ex-Gaussian distribution fits revealed that the magnitude of the priming effect increased as a function of response time...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230070/an-fmri-compatible-force-measurement-system-for-the-evaluation-of-the-neural-correlates-of-step-initiation
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Andrea Cristina de Lima-Pardini, Raymundo Machado de Azevedo Neto, Daniel Boari Coelho, Catarina Costa Boffino, Sukhwinder S Shergill, Carolina de Oliveira Souza, Rachael Brant, Egberto Reis Barbosa, Ellison Fernando Cardoso, Luis Augusto Teixeira, Rajal G Cohen, Fay Bahling Horak, Edson Amaro
Knowledge of brain correlates of postural control is limited by the technical difficulties in performing controlled experiments with currently available neuroimaging methods. Here we present a system that allows the measurement of anticipatory postural adjustment of human legs to be synchronized with the acquisition of functional magnetic resonance imaging data. The device is composed of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible force sensors able to measure the level of force applied by both feet. We tested the device in a group of healthy young subjects and a group of elderly subjects with Parkinson's disease using an event-related functional MRI (fMRI) experiment design...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229319/a-review-of-the-structure-and-dynamics-of-nanoconfined-water-and-ionic-liquids-via-molecular-dynamics-simulation
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REVIEW
Masumeh Foroutan, S Mahmood Fatemi, Farshad Esmaeilian
During the past decade, the research on fluids in nanoconfined geometries has received considerable attention as a consequence of their wide applications in different fields. Several nanoconfined systems such as water and ionic liquids, together with an equally impressive array of nanoconfining media such as carbon nanotube, graphene and graphene oxide have received increasingly growing interest in the past years. Water is the first system that has been reviewed in this article, due to its important role in transport phenomena in environmental sciences...
February 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228000/c60-fullerene-as-promising-therapeutic-agent-for-the-prevention-and-correction-of-skeletal-muscle-functioning-at-ischemic-injury
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D M Nozdrenko, D O Zavodovskyi, T Yu Matvienko, S Yu Zay, K I Bogutska, Yu I Prylutskyy, U Ritter, P Scharff
The therapeutic effect of pristine C60 fullerene aqueous colloid solution (C60FAS) on the functioning of the rat soleus muscle at ischemic injury depending on the time of the general pathogenesis of muscular system and method of administration C60FAS in vivo was investigated. It was found that intravenous administration of C60FAS is the optimal for correction of speed macroparameters of contraction for ischemic muscle damage. At the same time, intramuscular administration of C60FAS shows pronounced protective effect in movements associated with the generation of maximum force responses or prolonged contractions, which increase the muscle fatigue level...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227970/combining-a-hybrid-robotic-system-with-a-bain-machine-interface-for-the-rehabilitation-of-reaching-movements-a-case-study-with-a-stroke-patient
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F Resquin, J Ibanez, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Brunetti, I Dimbwadyo, S Alves, L Carrasco, L Torres, Jose Luis Pons, F Resquin, J Ibañez, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Brunetti, I Dimbwadyo, S Alves, L Carrasco, L Torres, Jose Luis Pons, S Alves, Jose Luis Pons, F Brunetti, J Gonzalez-Vargas, F Resquin, I Dimbwadyo, L Carrasco, L Torres, J Ibanez
Reaching and grasping are two of the most affected functions after stroke. Hybrid rehabilitation systems combining Functional Electrical Stimulation with Robotic devices have been proposed in the literature to improve rehabilitation outcomes. In this work, we present the combined use of a hybrid robotic system with an EEG-based Brain-Machine Interface to detect the user's movement intentions to trigger the assistance. The platform has been tested in a single session with a stroke patient. The results show how the patient could successfully interact with the BMI and command the assistance of the hybrid system with low latencies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227966/real-time-evaluation-of-a-myoelectric-control-method-for-high-level-upper-limb-amputees-based-on-homologous-leg-movements
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Kenneth R Lyons, Sanjay S Joshi, Kenneth R Lyons, Sanjay S Joshi, Sanjay S Joshi, Kenneth R Lyons
Electromyography-based gesture classification methods for control of advanced upper limb prostheses are limited either to individuals with amputations distal to the elbow or to those willing to undergo targeted muscle reinnervation surgery. Based on the natural similarity between gestures of the lower leg and the arm and on established methods in electromyography-based gesture classification, we propose a noninvasive system with which users control an upper limb prosthesis via homologous movements of the leg and foot...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227888/simulating-the-activation-contraction-and-movement-of-skeletal-muscles-using-the-bidomain-model
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A Lopez Rincon, C Cantu, R Soto, S Shimoda, A Lopez Rincon, C Cantu, R Soto, S Shimoda, A Lopez Rincon, R Soto, C Cantu, S Shimoda
A simulation of the muscle activation, contraction and movement is here presented. This system was developed based on the Bidomain mathematical model of the electrical propagation in muscles. This study shows an electrical stimuli input to a muscle and how this behave. The comparison between healthy subject and patient with muscle activation impairment is depicted, depending on whether the signal reaches a threshold. A 3D model of a bicep muscle and a forearm bone connected was constructed using OpenGL. This platform could be used for development of controllers for biomechatronic systems in future works...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227809/feature-domain-specific-movement-intention-detection-for-stroke-rehabilitation-with-brain-computer-interfaces
#10
J T Hadsund, M B Sorensen, A C Royo, I K Niazi, H Rovsing, C Rovsing, M Jochumsen, J T Hadsund, M B Sorensen, A C Royo, I K Niazi, H Rovsing, C Rovsing, M Jochumsen, H Rovsing, M Jochumsen, M B Sorensen, C Rovsing, A C Royo, I K Niazi, J T Hadsund
Brain-computer interface (BCI) driven electrical stimulation has been proposed for neuromodulation for stroke rehabilitation by pairing intentions to move with somatosensory feedback from electrical stimulation. Movement intentions have been detected in several studies using different techniques, with temporal and spectral features being the most common. A few studies have compared temporal and spectral features, but conflicting results have been reported. In this study, the aim was to investigate if complexity measures can be used for movement intention detection and to compare the detection performance based on features extracted from three different domains (time, frequency and complexity) from single-trial EEG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227733/accuracy-evaluation-of-the-kinect-v2-sensor-during-dynamic-movements-in-a-rehabilitation-scenario
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M Capecci, M G Ceravolo, F Ferracuti, S Iarlori, S Longhi, L Romeo, S N Russi, F Verdini, M Capecci, M G Ceravolo, F Ferracuti, S Iarlori, S Longhi, L Romeo, S N Russi, F Verdini, S Longhi, L Romeo, S N Russi, S Iarlori, M Capecci, F Ferracuti, M G Ceravolo, F Verdini
In this paper, the accuracy evaluation of the Kinect v2 sensor is investigated in a rehabilitation scenario. The accuracy analysis is provided in terms of joint positions and angles during dynamic postures used in low-back pain rehabilitation. Although other studies have focused on the validation of the accuracy in terms of joint angles and positions, they present results only considering static postures whereas the rehabilitation exercise monitoring involves to consider dynamic movements with a wide range of motion and issues related to the joints tracking...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227286/indirect-measurement-of-the-carotid-arterial-pressure-from-vibrocardiographic-signal-calibration-of-the-waveform-and-comparison-with-photoplethysmographic-signal
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L Casacanditella, G Cosoli, S Casaccia, E P Tomasini, L Scalise, L Casacanditella, G Cosoli, S Casaccia, E P Tomasini, L Scalise, G Cosoli, S Casaccia, E P Tomasini, L Casacanditella, L Scalise
The detection of arterial Blood Pressure waveform provides important information about the subject health status. Laser Doppler Vibrometry (LDV) is a non-contact technique with high sensitivity able to detect mechanical movements of the arterial wall; several previous studies have shown that LDV is able to characterize cardiac activity. Photoplethysmogram (PPG) quantifies the digital volume artery pulse, which has been demonstrated to be closely related to the pressure signal measured by an arterial tonometer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227176/a-novel-method-to-assess-angle-sensor-performance-for-wearable-exoskeletal-joint-kinematics
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Nicholas B Bolus, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Nicholas B Bolus, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Geza F Kogler, Omer T Inan, Nicholas B Bolus
Full range of motion (ROM) at a joint is necessary for efficient and adaptive movement; as such, it is an essential clinical evaluation measure for assessing an individual's motor function, which can be affected by any number of musculoskeletal injuries and neuropathies. Measurement of joint ROM in the clinic has classically been accomplished statically through the use of a manual goniometer. More recent efforts in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics have demonstrated the potential utility of wearable systems (e...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226713/automatic-workflow-for-narrow-band-laryngeal-video-stitching
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Sara Moccia, Veronica Penza, Gabriele Omodeo Vanone, Elena De Momi, Leonardo S Mattos, Sara Moccia, Veronica Penza, Gabriele Omodeo Vanone, Elena De Momi, Leonardo S Mattos, Elena De Momi, Leonardo S Mattos, Gabriele Omodeo Vanone, Veronica Penza, Sara Moccia
In narrow band (NB) laryngeal endoscopy, the clinician usually positions the endoscope near the tissue for a correct inspection of possible vascular pattern alterations, indicative of laryngeal malignancies. The video is usually reviewed many times to refine the diagnosis, resulting in loss of time since the salient frames of the video are mixed with blurred, noisy, and redundant frames caused by the endoscope movements. The aim of this work is to provide to the clinician a unique larynx panorama, obtained through an automatic frame selection strategy to discard non-informative frames...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226641/detection-of-myasthenia-gravis-using-electrooculography-signals
#15
T Liang, M I Boulos, B J Murray, S Krishnan, H Katzberg, K Umapathy, T Liang, M I Boulos, B J Murray, S Krishnan, H Katzberg, K Umapathy, M I Boulos, K Umapathy, H Katzberg, S Krishnan, T Liang, B J Murray
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder resulting from skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue. An early common symptom is fatigable weakness of the extrinsic ocular muscles; if symptoms remain confined to the ocular muscles after a few years, this is classified as ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG). Diagnosis of MG when there are mild, isolated ocular symptoms can be difficult, and currently available diagnostic techniques are insensitive, non-specific or technically cumbersome. In addition, there are no accurate biomarkers to follow severity of ocular dysfunction in MG over time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226298/the-effect-of-muscle-fatigue-and-low-back-pain-on-lumbar-movement-variability-and-complexity
#16
C M Bauer, F M Rast, M J Ernst, A Meichtry, J Kool, S M Rissanen, J H Suni, M Kankaanpää
INTRODUCTION: Changes in movement variability and complexity may reflect an adaptation strategy to fatigue. One unresolved question is whether this adaptation is hampered by the presence of low back pain (LBP). This study investigated if changes in movement variability and complexity after fatigue are influenced by the presence of LBP. It is hypothesised that pain free people and people suffering from LBP differ in their response to fatigue. METHODS: The effect of an isometric endurance test on lumbar movement was tested in 27 pain free participants and 59 participants suffering from LBP...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224487/introduction-to-hidden-markov-models-and-its-applications-in-biology
#17
M S Vijayabaskar
A number of real-world systems have common underlying patterns among them and deducing these patterns is important for us in order to understand the environment around us. These patterns in some instances are apparent upon observation while in many others especially those found in nature are well hidden. Moreover, the inherent stochasticity in these systems introduces sufficient noise that we need models capable to handling it in order to decipher the underlying pattern. Hidden Markov model (HMM) is a probabilistic model that is frequently used for studying the hidden patterns in an observed sequence or sets of observed sequences...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224046/eighth-international-chorea-acanthocytosis-symposium-summary-of-workshop-discussion-and-action-points
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Samuel S Pappas, Juan Bonifacino, Adrian Danek, William T Dauer, Mithu De, Lucia De Franceschi, Gilbert DiPaolo, Robert Fuller, Volker Haucke, Andreas Hermann, Benoit Kornmann, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Johannes Levin, Aaron M Neiman, Dobrila D Rudnicki, Ody Sibon, Antonio Velayos-Baeza, Jan J Vonk, Ruth H Walker, Lois S Weisman, Roger L Albin
Chorea-Acanthocytosis (ChAc) is a rare hereditary neurological disorder characterized by abnormal movements, red blood cell pathology, and progressive neurodegeneration. Little is understood of the pathogenesis of ChAc and related disorders (collectively Neuroacanthocytosis). The Eighth International Chorea-Acanthocytosis Symposium was held in May 2016 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, and focused on molecular mechanisms driving ChAc pathophysiology. Accompanying the meeting, members of the neuroacanthocytosis research community and other invited scientists met in a workshop to discuss the current understanding and next steps needed to better understand ChAc pathogenesis...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223840/gross-and-fine-motor-function-in-fibromyalgia-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#19
Omid Rasouli, Egil A Fors, Petter Chr Borchgrevink, Fredrik Öhberg, Ann-Katrin Stensdotter
PURPOSE: This paper aimed to investigate motor proficiency in fine and gross motor function, with a focus on reaction time (RT) and movement skill, in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) compared to healthy controls (HC). METHODS: A total of 60 individuals (20 CFS, 20 FM, and 20 HC), age 19-49 years, participated in this study. Gross motor function in the lower extremity was assessed using a RT task during gait initiation in response to an auditory trigger...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222787/an-effective-method-for-the-identification-and-separation-of-anopheles-minimus-the-primary-malaria-vector-in-thailand-and-its-sister-species-anopheles-harrisoni-with-a-comparison-of-their-mating-behaviors
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Kritsana Taai, Ralph E Harbach, Kittipat Aupalee, Wichai Srisuka, Thippawan Yasanga, Yasushi Otsuka, Atiporn Saeung
BACKGROUND: Species of the Anopheles minimus complex are considered to be the primary vectors of malaria in South and Southeast Asia. Two species of the complex, Anopheles minimus and Anopheles harrisoni, occur in Thailand. They are sympatric and difficult to accurately distinguish based on morphological characters. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of antennal sensory organs to distinguish these two species. Additionally, we investigated their ability to mate in cages of different sizes, as well as the possible mechanism(s) that evokes stenogamous behavior...
February 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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