Is the strain pattern of conventional stems negatively affected by a previously short stem THA? An experimental study in cadavaric bone.
CONCLUSIONS: These data lead to the consequence that in clinical practise the implantation of a conventional stem after preparation of a short stem and even after revision of a short stem is possible without increased risk of loosening or long-term stress-shielding. PMID: 32568130 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Floerkemeier T, Arokiasamy R, Budde S, Hurschler C, Windhagen H, von Lewinski G, Gronewold J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Design and optimization of a hip disarticulation prosthesis using the remote center of motion mechanism.
CONCLUSION: The proposed RCM-HDP promoted the kinematic performance and symmetry of the hip prosthesis compared to the traditional design. PMID: 32568132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Li X, Deng Z, Meng Q, Bai S, Chen W, Yu H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The role of significantly deregulated MicroRNAs in osteosarcoma based on bioinformatic analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings might help clarify molecular mechanisms underlying the oncogenesis and development, and offer potential targets for osteosarcoma. PMID: 32568133 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu J, Wu S, Xie X, Wang Z, Lei Q Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with various esthetic posts.
CONCLUSION: Of all the esthetic post materials, the group for which PEEK endodontic post was used displayed higher fracture resistance. PMID: 32568136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Haralur SB Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Predicting cancer using supervised machine learning: Mesothelioma.
CONCLUSION: This study confirms that data obtained from biopsy and imaging tests are strong predictors of Mesothelioma but are associated with a high cost; however, they can identify Mesothelioma with optimal accuracy. PMID: 32568137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Choudhury A Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Haemodynamics in a patient-specific intracranial aneurysm according to experimental and numerical approaches: A comparison of PIV, CFD and PC-MRI.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings give confidence to future haemodynamic studies using CFD technology. For the first time, the morphological inconsistency between the PCMRI model and others is found to affect the measurement of local flow patterns. PMID: 32568138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Li Y, Yoneyama Y, Isoda H, Terada M, Kosugi T, Kosugi T, Zhang M, Ohta M Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Acute effects of moderate-intensity cycling exercise on endothelial function in young healthy men: An investigation using the reactive hyperemia index.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise may have a favorable impact on peripheral endothelial function. PMID: 32568139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Koshiba H, Maeshima E Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Status epilepticus as an initial presentation of aortic dissection: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: The goal of this case report is to make clinicians aware of the possibility that new-onset SE with elevated D-dimer levels can be an indication of acute AD type A in the absence of typical symptoms. PMID: 32568141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kim JK Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The effects of the three-dimensional active trunk training exercise on trunk control ability, trunk muscle strength, and balance ability in sub-acute stroke patients: A randomized controlled pilot study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Trunk control ability has been identified as an important early predictor of functional recovery after stroke. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to investigate the effects of three-dimensional active trunk training exercise on trunk control ability, trunk muscle strength, and balance ability in sub-acute stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-four sub-acute stroke patients were randomly assigned to an experimental (n= 12) or control (n= 12) group. The experimental group (EG) performed three-dimensional active trunk training exercises using the Space Balance 3D system, while the control group (CG)...
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jung KM, Joo MC, Jung YJ, Jang WN Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Assessment of patient flow and optimized use of lean thinking transformation from the perspective of graph theory and spectral graph theory: A case study.
CONCLUSIONS: The top-down algorithm-based optimization scheme yielded a system in which the need for cross-building patient transfer decreased. We suggest that network analysis may be a useful tool for capacity planning. PMID: 32568129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Papp C, Harsanyi S, Gesztelyi R, Emri M, Zsuga J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Information-based analysis of the relationship between brain and facial muscle activities in response to static visual stimuli.
CONCLUSION: This investigation can be further continued to analyze the relationship between facial muscle and brain reactions in case of other types of stimuli. PMID: 32568131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Soundirarajan M, Pakniyat N, Sim S, Nathan V, Namazi H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Effect of positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation on plasma nitric oxide, endothelin-1 and vascular celladhesion molecule-1 levels in patients undergoing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
Abstract BACKGROUND: During uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), cardiovascular adverse events may occur which can be harmful to patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the protective ventilation strategy on the function of vascular endothelial cells. METHODS: Forty obstructive apnea syndrome (OSA) patients who underwent uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) were enrolled. Patients were randomly divided into the control group (group C, PEEP = 0 cm H2O) and PEEP group (group P, PEEP = 5 cm H2O). Each group (n= 20) received intermittent volume controlled ventilation (VCV) with tidal volume 6 ml/kg of the pr...
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Du YR, Shi HX, Yu JS, Wu-Lan NR, Qian X, Zhong HY Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Effect of running-induced fatigue on lower limb mechanics in novice runners.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study may contribute to our understanding of the impact of fatigue and provide some helpful information to prevent related injuries. PMID: 32568135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yu P, Liang M, Fekete G, Baker JS, Gu Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A comparative study between zirconia and titanium abutments on the stress distribution in parafunctional loading: A 3D finite element analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Using conical zirconia abutments decreases von Mises stress values in abutments and implants. However, these values may exceed the pathological limits in bruxism patients. Therefore, microfractures may be related to the level of the abutment. PMID: 32568140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 10, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sivrikaya EC, Guler MS, Bekci ML Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Influence of ultrasonic excitation on microhardness of glass ionomer cement.
In this study, ultrasonic curing treatment was introduced during the mixing of glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji IX) to facilitate intimate mixing, compaction and adaptation of residual glass particle which consequently improves densification of the material. OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of ultrasonic treatment on the microhardness of glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji IX) and compare it with the conventionally cured method. METHODS: A total of 40 specimens (2 × 2 mm) were fabricated and equally divided into two groups: Group I (conventional curing method) and Group II (ultrasonically cured). For Group II, an ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tanweer N, Jouhar R, Ahmed MA Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Fixation of distal radius fracture with volar locking palmar plates while preserving pronator quadratus through the minimally invasive approach.
CONCLUSION: Fixation with volar locking palmar plates through minimally invasive approach is a satisfactory and optional method in the treatment of distal radius fractures. This technique yields better early wrist function, shortens rehabilitation time and gets high psychological satisfaction. PMID: 32538887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fan J, Zhang X, Ji JQ, Yao Y, Li SZ, Yuan F, Cheng LM Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Development and usability of a mobile tool for identification of depression and suicide risk in Fiji.
CONCLUSION: Mobile tools with high usability can be designed to aid community health nurses in Fiji and Pacific island counties rapidly identify those at risk for depression and suicide. PMID: 32538888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Iyengar MS, Chang O, Florez-Arango JF, Taria M, Patel VL Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Biofeedback flutter device for managing the symptoms of patients with COPD.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Flutter is a device used in removing excess lung secretions. The conventional flutter lacks a biofeedback component to facilitate optimal use by the patients. OBJECTIVE: The current research aims to compare the effects of biofeedback flutter devices with the conventional flutter in managing the symptoms of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-eight participants were randomly allocated into four groups: Group A (conventional), Group B (visual biofeedback), Group C (auditory biofeedback) and Group D (visual and auditory biofeedback). All ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kaja R, Vaiyapuri A, Sirajudeen MS, Muthusamy H, Unnikrishnan R, Waly M, Devaraj SSD, Seyam MK, S GN Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

I-feed: A robotic platform of an assistive feeding robot for the disabled elderly population.
CONCLUSIONS: The experimental results show that the accuracy of speech recognition is excellent, and the robot arm can perform the corresponding tasks successfully. PMID: 32538890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu F, Yu H, Wei W, Qin C Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Immediate augmented real-time forefoot weight bearing using visual feedback improves gait symmetry in chronic stroke.
This study aimed to identify the immediate effects of sufficient weight-bearing on the forefoot during the stance phase using visual feedback. METHODS: Twenty-seven individuals with stroke enrolled in this study. All patients were evaluated for gait parameters with and without visual feedback. Visual feedback was provided through a smart application and a beam projector screen that showed a weight shift as a change in color. Spatiotemporal gait parameters were evaluated, resulting in values for a calculated symmetry index, in addition to heel % and toe % temporal values. RESULTS: Velocity and cadence were signifi...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jung J, Choi W, Lee S Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Non-contact home-adapted device estimates sleep stages in middle-aged men: A preliminary study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings demonstrate a good performance of this non-contact and home-adapted device and suggest its suitability for sleep monitoring. PMID: 32444584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yoon YS, Hahm J, Kim KK, Park SK, Oh SW Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Changes in lower limb muscle activation and gait function according to cane dependence in chronic stroke patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Few quantitative analyses have been performed on muscle activation and gait function according to cane dependence. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to measure changes in the lower limb muscle activation and gait function according to reduced cane dependence using a weight-bearing feedback cane (WBFC) that had been designed to quantitatively measure cane dependence in stroke patients during walking. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects were recruited from a local rehabilitation hospital. The WBFC measured the average weight support (AWS, kg) loaded on the cane during walking through ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kang YS, Cho KH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Interactive serious game for shoulder rehabilitation based on real-time hand tracking.
CONCLUSION: Despite promising results, clinical validation is necessary to demonstrate the efficacy of the serious game. PMID: 32444586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Viglialoro RM, Condino S, Turini G, Mamone V, Carbone M, Ferrari V, Ghelarducci G, Ferrari M, Gesi M Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The use of negative pressure wound therapy increases failure rate in debridement and implant retention for acute prosthetic joint infection.
CONCLUSIONS: The treatment success rate after failed DAIR and NPWT with 36% is low and associated with a high treatment failure rate (permanent girdlestone arthroplasty, fistula or amputation, death). Thus, the definition of risk factors is crucial. We found that the number of revisions until wound consolidation, a polymicrobial PJI and detection of a difficult-to-treat organisms were risk factors for treatment failure. Furthermore, after failed DAIR/NPWT we could detect a significant higher number of different bacterial strains, with a possible adverse effect on a consecutive exchange. PMID: 32444587 [PubMed - as sup...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fröschen FS, Walter SG, Randau TM, Gravius N, Gravius S, Hischebeth GTR Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Research and development of 3D printing orthotic insoles and preliminary treatment of leg length discrepancy patients.
CONCLUSIONS: The 3D printing orthotic insoles are made with clear procedures and practical operability. By wearing insoles, patients' muscle and/or joint pains were relieved and their gaits were improved. PMID: 32444588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Wang K, Lu C, Ye R, He W, Wei X, Li Y, Pan X, Zhao C, Yu X Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Measurement of residual in vivo Ag ions from transcutaneous electrical stimulation for neuromodulation.
CONCLUSIONS: By analyzing the ion dissolution concentration, we found that the residual silver ion concentration in vivo was less than 0.1 ppb, which is within the safe range for humans. Therefore, we believe it is safe to use Ag/AgCl electrodes for transcutaneous electrical stimulation. PMID: 32444589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Wang HL Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Detecting breast cancer using artificial intelligence: Convolutional neural network.
CONCLUSION: The results achieved by the proposed approach have shown that it is feasible to employ a convolutional neural network particularly for breast cancer classification tasks. However, a common problem in any artificial intelligence algorithm is its dependence on the data set. Therefore, the performance of the proposed model might not be generalized. PMID: 32444590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Choudhury A, Perumalla S Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Treat-to-Target urate-lowering therapy in primary gout patients: A real-world retrospective study at a dedicated gout clinic in China.
CONCLUSIONS: The long-term standard treat-to-target ULT strategy benefits patients for both gout-related issues and their extra-articular organs. The current study suggests that there is a better chance to achieve the rates of adherence to ULT and the target of sUA levels in the setting of a dedicated gout clinic. PMID: 32444582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Bai XS, Wang M, Cui LL, He YW, Wang C, Li XD, Qu XJ, Sun MS, Li CG Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The 8th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology.
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Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Gómez C, Schwarzacher SP Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Evaluation of scattered radiation dose received by medical staff during UAE in the operating room.
CONCLUSIONS: Lead garment can effectively reduce medical staff from occupational doses with an average attenuation rate of 90%. 80 kVp was most commonly used. Fluoroscopy 7.5 FPS was used 100 cm above the floor in A section and the lowest radiation dose was 1.33 μSv/min. The operator should decrease the duration of X-rays or adopt suspended lead shielding to decrease the radiation dose received by the operator. When kVp increases, the penetration increases. Decreasing FPS cannot decrease occupational doses of medical staff. PMID: 32364139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chiang HW, Chiang HJ, Li JH, Tsang LL Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Modeling and simulation of excitation- contraction coupling of fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibers.
CONCLUSIONS: The simulation results of two groups of models are the same as the previous research results, which validates the accuracy of models. PMID: 32364140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Wang M, Sun J, Yang Q Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Multi-target video-based face recognition and gesture recognition based on enhanced detection and multi-trajectory incremental learning.
CONCLUSION: The proposed MTIL algorithm can significantly improve the performance of the VFR system and the gesture recognition system. PMID: 32364141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lin J, Xiao L, Wu T Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Intelligent infusion controller with a physiological information feedback function.
CONCLUSION: Our study proved that the intelligent infusion controller can control the infusion process intelligently and effectively, and has excellent reliability, small steady-state error and high practical value. PMID: 32364142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Li J, Dong P, Lai Y, Qin X, Bai J, Wang H, Wan Z, Ji Z, Shi X Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Preliminary study on the electromagnetic field treatment of osteoporosis in rats.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: In our study, the influence of PEMF on skeleton morphology and bone metabolism on rats with disuse osteoporosis was investigated, and the possibility of using it for the treatment of disuse osteoporosis was explored. METHODS: The rats in the ALN group were treated with alendronate, and the rats in the PEMF group were exposed to pulsed electromagnetic fields (3.82 mT, 10 Hz) for 40 mind-1. Rats were sacrificed by the end of 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks, and serum and right leg bones were collected. Serum BMP-2, BGP concentrations and bone metabolism and biomechanical parameters were measured. ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu S, Bi J, Zhang Y, Song Q, Yu M, Sun X, Qu D, Liu S Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Applied current thermoacoustic imaging for biological tissues.
CONCLUSION: The ACTAI modality would benefit from the noncontact measurement and can be convenient for clinical application. PMID: 32364144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yang Y, Xia Z, Xia H, Li Y, Liu G, Xu J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Assessment of mental workload based on multi-physiological signals.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that the proposed algorithm can be applied to mental workload monitoring. PMID: 32364145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fan X, Zhao C, Zhang X, Luo H, Zhang W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A study of a fetal heart rate calculation system based on R-R interval.
CONCLUSION: The results show that the fetal heart rate calculation system is accurate and stable, and has a positive application value and prospect. PMID: 32364151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zhang Y, Zhang S, Yang L, Yang Y, Li X, Hao D, Xu M, Shao J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Digital image technology based on PCA and SVM for detection and recognition of foreign bodies in lyophilized powder.
CONCLUSION: We demonstrated that integrating PCA and SVM to classify foreign bodies in lyophilized powder. Our proposed method is effective for the prediction of essential proteins. PMID: 32364152 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zhang Z, Luo Y, Deng X, Luo W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Pilots' mental workload prediction based on timeline analysis.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the prediction model and the experimental method could be applied to avoid the overload of the pilot throughout the flight phase by optimizing the display interface and adjusting the flight task. PMID: 32364153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu C, Wanyan X, Xiao X, Zhao J, Duan Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Identification of blood pressure reflecting personalized traits using bilateral photoplethysmography.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) is currently diagnosed by cuff-based devices, which are inconvenient and provide discontinuous measurements. Photoplethysmography (PPG)-based cuffless techniques have recently been used to accurately estimate both systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP). However, it is difficult to use these SBP and DBP estimations to reflect the personalized traits in the peripheral vascular condition; thus, their accuracy is limited. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe a technique that can be distinguished simply among three BP categories (normotensive, prehypertensi...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shin YS Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of a new orthotic device for the non-operative treatment of scoliosis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Bracing is one of the oldest non-operative treatments for patients with scoliosis. However, a wide variety of braces is used, and some show no effect, while others show conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a new orthotic device for the treatment of adult scoliosis. METHODS: Twenty adult patients who were diagnosed with scoliosis and qualified for the study were selected and all participants were treated for 12 hours/day for 12 weeks using a new orthotic device. Various efficacy assessments (Cobb's angle, spine length, pelvic angle, shoulder angle,...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Han KS, Kim GW, Kang SR, Ko MH, Seo JH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Effect of the warming and tonifying kidney- yang recipe on monoamine neurotransmitters and pathological morphology of hippocampus tissue in depression model rats.
CONCLUSION: The treatment effect of WTKYR in depression may be based on improvement in the content of 5-HT, NE, and DA in the hippocampus, extenuating edema of the cortical surface and pyramidal cells and decreasing the infiltration of inflammatory cells into hippocampus tissue. PMID: 32364156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Peng Y, Su Y, Jiang Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The effect of external voltage stimulation on absence seizures.
CONCLUSION: Because the mechanism underlying the treatment of epilepsy with a uniform direct current electric field is unclear, we hope that these results can inspire further experimental studies. PMID: 32364157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Hu B, Wang D, Shi Q Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Analysis of physiological data from long- term physical exercise: A basis for improving the health of rural residents of Korea.
CONCLUSION: We expected that the simple physiological data measured with smart watches and smart scales can be used for the health management of the elderly living in rural areas in the future. PMID: 32364158 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kim K, Kim TW, Kim SH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Analysis of behavioral disability and construction of a disability scale for the elderly in Shanghai.
CONCLUSION: Experiments show that the results of this study can more effectively establish the disability level of the elderly in China. PMID: 32364159 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shao Z, Xiang Y, Yan M, Chen W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Comparison of quantitative measurements of four manufacturer's metal artifact reduction techniques for CT imaging with a self-made acrylic phantom.
CONCLUSION: This study successfully evaluated the effects of four commercial MAR techniques on three types of metal implants in a phantom. All MAR techniques effectively reduced metal artifacts, but the effect was not significant with dental fillings due to high-density material. PMID: 32364160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chou R, Chi HY, Lin YH, Ying LK, Chao YJ, Lin CH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Experimental study on differential diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke based on microwave measurement.
CONCLUSION: The experimental results show that the system for identifying cerebral stroke based on microwaves can distinguish between cerebral hemorrhage and cerebral ischemia models and effectively distinguish between different degrees of cerebral hemorrhage or different durations of cerebral ischemia. This experimental system is inexpensive, portable, noninvasive, simple, and rapid and thus has good potential as a method for identifying the stroke type prior to hospitalization. PMID: 32364161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Wang F, Zhang H, Bao J, Li H, Peng W, Xu J, Yang J, Zhuang W, Ning X, Xu L, Qiao L, Qin M, Chen M Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Study on an efficient hyper-chaos-based image encryption scheme using global bit permutation.
CONCLUSION: The proposed method can deal with the problems inherently existing in encryption methods utilizing low-dimensional chaotic map. Furthermore, global bit permutation can transform the pixel distribution of plain images and enhance the cryptosystem security. PMID: 32364162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zhang J, Lu Z, Min L Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Development of a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) device based on polarity interchangeable electrodes.
CONCLUSION: The developed tDCS device can contribute to long-term research as it uses neuroelectric stimulation. PMID: 32364163 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lee G, Park JS, Cho HS, Lee BC, Jung YJ Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A study on age- and gender-dependent differences in distance and angle between the internal carotid artery and basilar artery.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study provide data on the average distance and angle between the ICA and BA of healthy Korean men and women in their 20s and 40s, which may later be used to support the diagnosis of relevant brain diseases and simple routine surgical procedures. PMID: 32364164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Choi MH, Kim HS, Lee BY, Chung SC Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research