Week-long visuomotor coordination and relaxation trainings do not increase sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) based brain-computer interface performance.
Week-long visuomotor coordination and relaxation trainings do not increase sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) based brain-computer interface performance. Behav Brain Res. 2019 Jun 01;: Authors: Botrel L, Kübler A Abstract Brain computer interfaces (BCI) translate brain activity into control signals or commands for a device. Motor imagery of the limbs allows for modulating the sensorimotor rhythms (SMR), but there are up to 30% of the participants for whom electroencephalography (EEG) based SMR-BCI cannot detect any imagery-related changes. Individual variables, such as ability to concentrate on a task and error duration in a two-hand visuomotor coordination (VMC) task have been previously found to predict accuracy in an SMR-BCI. A first study attempted to substantiate those predictors by introducing a 30minutes relaxation or VMC training period prior to an SMR-BCI session, but performance did not increase when compared to a control group. As the predictor training may have been too short, we applied 4 such training sessions on consecutive days in the current study. In a pre-post design, SMR-BCI accuracy of n=39 participants increased from session 1 before to session 2 after the predictor training. While the manipulation of the predictor variables was successful, there was no effect on SMR-BCI performance. BCI accuracy correlated positively with the neurophysiological SMR predictor identified by Blankertz et al. , consolidating its predictive value, and w...
CLEVELAND - Two healthcare organizations are coming together to form a joint venture that will expand the boundaries of care through telehealth. Cleveland Clinic and American Well announced the joint venture named The Clinic, during the first day of the 2019 Medical Innovation Summit (MIS). Cleveland Clinic will offer up its expertise in virtual care and Boston-based American Well will contribute its digital health technology platform. The two companies are focused on leading the industry toward integrated, digital care delivery models that complement and are connected to traditional care settings. Executives from the orga...
CONCLUSIONS In a summary, by inhibiting the STAT3 activation, esculetin shows potential anticancer effects against the laryngeal cancer. PMID: 31630150 [PubMed - in process]
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Introduction:Prehospital pediatric endotracheal intubation has lower first-pass success rates compared to adult intubations and in general may not offer a survival benefit. Increasingly, emergency medical services (EMS) systems are deploying prehospital extraglottic airways (EGA) for primary pediatric airway management, yet little is known about their efficacy. We evaluated the impact of a pediatric prehospital airway management protocol change, inclusive of EGAs, on airway management and patient outcomes in children in cardiac arrest or respiratory failure.Methods: Using data from a large, metropolitan, fire-based EMS ser...
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CONCLUSIONS: Despite the slight increases in the 10-year observation period a stable trend cannot be assumed. However, this study might be useful as baseline for other studies on SDM implementation. PMID: 31629688 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: Ultrastructural changes in rat liver tissue in conditions of obstructive jaundice may be reversible after restoration of drainage. On the other hand, ultrastructural changes in renal tissue in cases of prolonged jaundice are irreversible even if the internal drainage is restored. KEY WORDS: Bile Duct, Liver, Kidney, Obstructive Jaundice. PMID: 31630139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Pierret T, Briault A, Reymond E, Benet J, Arbib F, Pison C PMID: 31629604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]