Threshold-based fall detection using the hybrid of tri-axial accelerometer and gyroscope - Wang FT, Chan HL, Hsu MH, Lin CK, Chao PK, Chang YJ.

OBJECTIVE: Falling is an important health maintenance issue for the elderly and people with movement disorders, strokes and multiple sclerosis. With the development of light, low-cost wearable technology, inertia-based fall detection has gained much attent...
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Abstract Age-related neurological disorders continue to pose a significant societal and economic burden. Aging is a complex phenomenon that affects many aspects of the human body. Specifically, aging can have detrimental effects on the progression of brain diseases and endogenous stem cells. Stem cell therapies possess promising potential to mitigate the neurological symptoms of such diseases. However, aging presents a major obstacle for maximum efficacy of these treatments. In this review, we discuss current preclinical and clinical literature to highlight the interactions between aging, stem cell therapy, and th...
Source: Neurobiology of Disease - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Dis Source Type: research
OhioHealth is building what it calls a first-of-its-kind fitness and wellness center tailored for patients with stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Central Ohio's largest health system expects to wrap up a $10 million campaign by year's end for the $12.1 million OhioHealth Neuroscience Wellness Center, which is scheduled to open next year in a wooded area it owns along Olentangy River Road. On Tuesday, OhioHealth released renderings of the design by the Chicago office…
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Frank Aiwansoba Imarhiagbe, OA AbidakunAnnals of African Medicine 2018 17(3):156-158 Emotionalism is the abnormal expression of emotions like crying and laughing and could follow stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Emotionalism has been known to respond therapeutically to different classes of drugs including tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) like sertraline and citalopram, anticonvulsants like lamotrigine, dopamine precursors like levodopa and NMDA receptor antagonists like dextromethorphan. Classical antipsychotics a...
Source: Annals of African Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this review, we examine the current literature to address the epidemiology of catheters for managing neurogenic bladder. We will address the epidemiology of conditions associated with neurogenic bladder, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, stroke, and spina bifida. Rates of utilization of various catheter strategies, including indwelling urethral catheter, suprapubic catheter, and intermittent catheterization rates will be reviewed. Lastly, we examine the cost considerations between and within each type of strategy.Recent FindingsManagement strategies fo...
Source: Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 139Author(s): Panagiotis Zis, Dimos-Dimitrios MitsikostasAbstractPlacebo is an intervention with no therapeutic effect that is used as a control in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Placebo effects and responses can produce a beneficial effect that cannot be attributed to the properties of the intervention itself, since it is usually inactive, and should, therefore, be due to the patient's expectations about treatment (placebo effects), or confounding factors such as natural history, co-interventions, biases, among other co-factors (placebo respo...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
It’s amazing some of the insights you can get from Twitter. This is especially true when someone puts together a series of tweets (most people call them a tweetstorm) that shares a story or insights on a specific topic. Today, I gained some new insight into the cultural nuances of communication in this Twitter thread: Why we need more black men in medicine. I had a patient this week who came in with left leg weakness over the last week. Younger black guy in his 30s. Brain MRI clearly indicates multiple sclerosis. So we all go in during morning rounds to give my man his diagnosis. He has a bit of blank stare as he lis...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Chatbots Connected Health Health Care Source Type: blogs
Abstract Damage to the corticospinal pathway often results in weak dorsiflexion of the ankle, thereby limiting the mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Thus, strengthening corticospinal connectivity may improve locomotion. Here, we investigated the feasibility of tibialis anterior (TA) motor-evoked potential (MEP) operant conditioning and whether it can enhance corticospinal excitability and alleviate locomotor problems in people with chronic stable MS. The protocol consisted of 6 baseline and 24 up-conditioning sessions over 10 weeks. In all sessions, TA MEPs were elicited at 10% above active threshol...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
This article discusses the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with each of the most common causes of upper extremity spasticity.
Source: Hand Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
In this issue of JNO, Drs. M. Tariq Bhatti and Mark L. Moster discuss the following 6 articles: 1. Hitomi E, Simpkins AN, Luby M, Latour LL, Leigh RJ, Leigh R. Blood-ocular barrier disruption in patients with acute stroke. Neurology. 2018;90:e915–e923.2. Karaa A, Haas R, Goldstein A, Vockley J, Weaver WD, Cohen BH. Randomized dose-escalation trial of elamipretide in adults with primary mitochondrial myopathy. Neurology. 2018;90:e1212–e1221.3. Maggi P, Absinta M, Grammatico M, Vuolo L, Emmi G, Carlucci G, Spagni G, Barilaro A, Repice AM, Emmi L, Prisco D, Martinelli V, Scotti R, Sadeghi N, Perrotta G, Sati P, D...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Literature Commentary: PDF Only Source Type: research
Scientists at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) have developed a method implemented as pulse sequences and software to be used with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and systems. This technology is available for licensing and commercial development. The method allows for measuring and mapping features of the bulk or average apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of water in tissue – aiding in stroke diagnosis and cancer therapy assessment. The pulse sequences and software enable MRI scanners to yield diffusion weighted images (DWI) that are orientationa...
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