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  1. Angiogénesis pulmonar mediada por adenosina vía CXCL1/CXCR2

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    Julio Valdivia-Silva

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La enfermedad pulmonar inflamatoria crónica tiene como característica común el proceso de angiogénesis patológica. Recientes trabajos han relacionado a la adenosina, una molécula de señalización, y quimioquinas como reguladores de este proceso, aunque la relación y asociación entre estos factores no ha sido muy investigada. Objetivo: Determinar el papel de la adenosina en la angiogénesis sostenida en procesos pulmonares inflamatorios crónicos. Diseño: Experimental. Lugar: Bioterio del Grupo de Investigación en Inmunología de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, Arequipa, Perú e Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Material biológico: Ratones deficientes en adenosina deaminasa (ADA de la cepa C57BL/6J. Métodos y procedimientos: Se evaluó la relación entre los niveles de adenosina en pulmón y la angiogénesis traqueal utilizando patrones morfométricos, además de la expresión de la quimioquina CXCL1 y su receptor mediante ensayos de PCR y Elisa. Principales medidas de resultados: Niveles de adenosina en pulmón, angiogénesis traqueal y expresión a CXCL1 y su receptor. Resultados: Se demostró un significativo incremento de angiogénesis relacionado a dosis elevadas de adenosina y una regresión importante del proceso al administrar ADA de reemplazo. Se encontró también niveles de CXCL1 elevados de manera dependiente a la adenosina, en los ratones deficientes. La neutralización in vivo del receptor de CXCL1 (mCXCR2 mostró una marcada inhibición de la acción angiogénica. Conclusión: Nuestros hallazgos sugieren que la adenosina juega un rol importante en la inducción de angiogénesis pulmonar vía CXCL1/CXCR2, en la enfermedad pulmonar crónica.

  2. Angiogénesis pulmonar mediada por adenosina vía CXCL1/CXCR2

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    Valdivia-Silva, Julio E.; Grupo de Investigación en Inmunología, Departamento de Inmunología y Microbiología - Universidad Nacional de San Agustín. Arequipa, Perú; Laboratorio de Quimiocinas, Departamento de Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Distrito Federal, México; López-Molina, Geraldine K.; Grupo de Investigación en Inmunología, Departamento de Inmunología y Microbiología - Universidad Nacional de San Agustín. Arequipa, Perú; González-Altamirano, Juan C.; Departamento de Cardiología, División de Cirugía Vascular y Toráxico, Hospital Nacional del Sur CASE - EsSalud. Arequipa, Perú.

    2013-01-01

    Introducción: La enfermedad pulmonar inflamatoria crónica tiene como característica común el proceso de angiogénesis patológica. Recientes trabajos han relacionado a la adenosina, una molécula de señalización, y quimioquinas como reguladores de este proceso, aunque la relación y asociación entre estos factores no ha sido muy investigada. Objetivo: Determinar el papel de la adenosina en la angiogénesis sostenida en procesos pulmonares inflamatorios crónicos. Diseño: Experimental. Lugar: Bioter...

  3. Interacción funcional entre las proteínas implicadas en el reconocimiento molecular de adenosina

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    Ciruela Alférez, Francisco

    1996-01-01

    En las últimas décadas se ha puesto de manifiesto el importante papel regulador de algunos metabolitos que, además de intervenir en el metabolismo energético celular, poseen una función extracelular como autocoides al interaccionar con receptores específicos de la membrana, En este sentido, la adenosina y los nucleótidos derivados de la misma son un claro ejemplo de metabolitos capaces de ejercer una acción hormonal en la mayoría de tejidos. Esta tesis doctoral se enmarca dentro de este camp...

  4. Mecanismos de regulación de los receptores de adenosina y metabotropicos de glutamato en células neuronales y de glia. Implicacion en procesos de excitotoxicidad y muerte celular

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    Castillo Sarmiento, Carlos Alberto

    2009-01-01

    Los receptores de adenosina (AR) y los metabotrópicos de glutamato (mGlu) están implicados en multitud de procesos fisiológicos en el organismo. En el Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC) la adenosina, mediante su acción neuromoduladora, controla la excitabilidad neuronal ejerciendo su efecto a través de los receptores de alta afinidad A1 y A2A. Estos receptores interaccionan con receptores de neurotransmisores, de otros neuromoduladores y con los sistemas de transporte de adenosina. Por otro lado,...

  5. Regulación epigenética de la expresión estriatal del receptor de adenosina A(2A) en enfermedades neurológicas con trastorno motor asociado

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    Villar Menéndez, Izaskun

    2014-01-01

    La adenosina es un metabolito presente en todo el organismo con distintas funciones fisiológicas. En el sistema nervioso central, desempeña un importante papel como neuromodulador a través de la interacción con sus receptores de membrana: los receptores de adenosina A(1), A(2A), A(2B) y A(3), siendo los más abundantes en el cerebro el A(1 )y el A(2A). El receptor de adenosina A(2A) (A(2A)R) presenta una elevada expresión en el estriado, especialmente en las neuronas GABAérgicas medianas e...

  6. Modulación de las vías de señalización de adenosina, glutamato y dopamina en esquizofrenia y alzhaimer. Posibles interacciones.

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    Díaz Sánchez, Sara

    2016-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se analiza el posible papel jugado en distintos procesos patológicos, como son la Esquizofrenia (SZ) y la enfermedad de Alzheimer (AD), por los Sistemas de Neuromodulación de adenosina y los de Neurotransmisión de dopamina y glutamato y cómo se ven alteradas las vías de señalización mediadas por los receptores de adenosina A2A y A1, de dopamina D2-like y D2, así como el receptor de glutamato mGlu5. Algo en común de estas vías de señalización es que todos los receptores ...

  7. Desarrollo de una metodología "in silico" para el diseño de nuevos antagonistas de receptores de adenosina

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    Rivero Buceta, María Virginia

    2015-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral se propone el desarrollo de una nueva metodología in silico para la predicción de actividad antagonista de nuevos compuestos sobre receptores de adenosina del subtipo A2B, basados en métodos cuantitativos de relación estructura-actividad (QSAR). A partir de diferentes descriptores moleculares se plantea la obtención de modelos teóricos mediante regresión lineal, utilizando diferentes técnicas de selección de variables. Estos modelos permitirán diseñar cabezas de serie...

  8. Adenosina y control homeostático del sueño: Acciones en estructuras diana de los circuitos de vigilia y sueño

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    2012-01-01

    La homeostasis del sueño se manifiesta ante situaciones de vigilia prolongada de forma natural o experimentalmente. En estos casos, se presenta somnolencia (o presión de sueño) y, cuando se permite dormir, hay un rebote del sueño en duración e intensidad que compensa la pérdida del mismo. Entre las moléculas que pueden intervenir en la regulación homeostática del sueño, se encuentra la adenosina, cuyos antagonistas, la cafeína y la teofilina, consume la población humana ampliament...

  9. Efeito das interacções adenosina-angiotensina II sobre a depuração renal num modelo experimental de diabetes

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    Patinha, Daniela Souto

    2008-01-01

    A nefropatia diabética é a principal causa de falência renal e, consequentemente, factor determinante de morbilidade e mortalidade relacionada com a diabetes mellitus (DM). No estado inicial da DM verifica-se hiperfiltração glomerular. A função glomerular pode ser estimada pela quantificação da taxa de filtração glomerular (GFR). A adenosina regula a GFR, modula o sistema renina-angiotensina (RAS) e o mecanismo de feedback tubuloglomerular. A actividade do RAS renal encontra-se...

  10. Reparación endovascular de coartación de aorta con parada cardíaca inducida con adenosina

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    Ignacio José Rivera-Chavarría

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available La coartación de aorta es un estrechamiento congénito de la luz aórtica que, generalmente, afecta la porción torácica distal a la emergencia de la arteria subclavia izquierda. Esta condición es de gran importancia, pues predispone al desarrollo de patologías cardiovasculares a edades tempranas, lo que se traduce en una alta morbimortalidad. Se reporta el primer caso en Costa Rica, de reparación endovascular de una coartación de aorta, mediante la colocación de un stent recubierto, con parada cardiaca inducida con adenosina. La paciente toleró el procedimiento bien y el gradiente postintervención fue menor de 5 mmHg. Su presión arterial sistémica es 100/60mmHg y no tiene limitaciones o sintomatología.

  11. Receptors d’adenosina i sinapsi neuromuscular: localització i relació amb l’alliberament de l’acetilcolina

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    Priego Luque, Mercedes

    2015-01-01

    En los contactos neuronales, la liberación de neurotransmisor está básicamente controlada por la confluencia funcional de diversos receptores metabotrópicos que modulan las vías de señalización a través de un mecanismo que depende de la actividad. Actualmente, se conoce que la adenosina y el ATP liberados por los terminales nerviosos modulan el metabolismo presináptico a través de los receptores puirnérgicos tipo 1 (llamados P1R; A1, A2A, A2B i A3) y tipo 2, respectivamente. La distribución p...

  12. Eletroneurografia do nervo facial métodos de estimulação e registro

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    Jovany L. Alves de Medeiros

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo os autores se propõem a estabelecer os pontos mais adequados para o registro do potencial de ação muscular composto dos músculos frontal, orbicular do olho e músculos do sulco nasolabial, após estimulação do nervo facial. Também, o melhor posicionamento do eletrodo estimulador e a variação entre as amplitudes do primeiro e último potencial de ação muscular composto dos músculos do sulco nasolabial, após 20 estímulos supramáximos sucessivos.

  13. Oficinas de estimulação cognitiva adaptadas para idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve

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    Izabel Borges dos Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Oficinas de estimulação cognitiva para idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve é um tema pouco pesquisado. Objetivou-se verificar a autopercepção da memória em idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve, antes e após oficinas de estimulação cognitiva, adaptadas para analfabetos. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, realizada na Unidade de Saúde de Taguatinga-DF, envolvendo 63 idosos: 22 no Grupo Experimental (GE, com 10 oficinas; 21 no Grupo Controle 1 (GC1, com 10 palestras; e 20 no Grupo Controle 2 (GC2, sem intervenção. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas antes e após intervenções, perguntando-se sobre memória. Aos GE e GC1 foram oferecidas atividades semanais de duas horas. A idade média foi 72,8 anos, 92% do sexo feminino. Na pré-intervenção, 82% haviam piorado memória no último ano. Na pós-intervenção, GC1 e GC2 mantiveram alterações da memória, enquanto GE melhorou cognição. Conclui-se que as oficinas e palestras proporcionaram melhora na funcionalidade e socialização/integração.

  14. In vivo effects of adenosine 5´-triphosphate on rat preneoplastic liver Efecto in vivo de adenosina 5´-trifosfato sobre el hígado preneoplásico de la rata

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    Ana V. Frontini

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The utilization of adenosine 5´-triphosphate (ATP infusions to inhibit the growth of some human and animals tumors was based on the anticancer activity observed in in vitro and in vivo experiments, but contradictory results make the use of ATP in clinical practice rather controversial. Moreover, there is no literature regarding the use of ATP infusions to treat hepatocarcinomas. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether ATP prevents in vivo oncogenesis in very-early-stage cancer cells in a well characterized two-stage model of hepatocarcinogenesis in the rat. As we could not preclude the possible effect due to the intrinsic properties of adenosine, a known tumorigenic product of ATP hydrolysis, the effect of the administration of adenosine was also studied. Animals were divided in groups: rats submitted to the two stage preneoplasia initiation/promotion model of hepatocarcinogenesis, rats treated with intraperitoneal ATP or adenosine during the two phases of the model and appropriate control groups. The number and volume of preneoplastic foci per liver identified by the expression of glutathione S-transferase placental type and the number of proliferating nuclear antigen positive cells significantly increased in ATP and adenosine treated groups. Taken together, these results indicate that in this preneoplastic liver model, ATP as well as adenosine disturb the balance between apoptosis and proliferation contributing to malignant transformation.La utilización de adenosina 5´-trifosfato (ATP para inhibir el crecimiento de algunos tumores en humanos y en animales se basa en la actividad anticancerígena observada en experimentos in vitro e in vivo. El uso del ATP en la práctica clínica es discutido debido a resultados contradictorios. Por otra parte, no existen antecedentes del uso de ATP en el tratamiento de hepatocarcinomas. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar si el ATP previene la oncogénesis in vivo en un modelo de

  15. The usefulness of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis O uso da adenosina deaminase no diagnóstico da tuberculose pericárdica

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    Felipe Francisco Tuon

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the adenosine deaminase (ADA activity usefulness in the diagnosis of tuberculous pericarditis (TP, comparing its value with pericardial effusions (PE caused by other pericardial diseases. A retrospective case-control study was conducted with nine cases of TP and 39 other than TP diseases (12 neoplastic, 11 septic and 16 unknown origin. Every patient included in this study had PE samples submitted to ADA activity measures and microbiological analysis, and then had pericardial tissue samples submitted to microbiological and histopathological examination. Considering the value of 40 U/L as the cut-off for the diagnosis of TP, the specificity and sensitivity were respectively of 72% and 89%. The specificity of ADA activity for the TP was best applied in the differential diagnosis from PE of unknown origin. The present study demonstrates the clinical value of the measurement of ADA activity in PE in the diagnosis of TP.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a atividade da adenosina deaminase (ADA como auxiliar no diagnóstico da tuberculose pericárdica (TP, comparando o seu valor no derrame pericárdico com outras doenças pericárdicas. Um estudo retrospectivo tipo caso-controle foi conduzido com nove casos de TP e 39 pacientes com outras doenças pericárdicas (12 neoplasias, 11 pericardites bacterianas e 16 pericardites de etiologia indeterminada. Cada paciente incluído no estudo teve sua amostra de tecido pericárdico encaminhada para estudo microbiológico e histopatológico. Considerando o valor de 40 U/L como corte para o diagnóstico de TP, a especificidade e sensibilidade foram respectivamente 72 e 89%. A especificidade da atividade de ADA para a TP foi melhor aplicada no diagnóstico diferencial entre derrame pericárdico de origem indeterminada. O presente estudo demonstrou o valor clínico da mensuração da atividade de ADA no diagnóstico de TP.

  16. Treinamento físico de natação promove remodelamento cardíaco e melhora a perfusão sanguínea no músculo cardíaco de SHR via mecanismo dependente de adenosina

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    Juliana Gonçalves de Barros; Fernanda Roque Redondo; Fernanda de Souza Zamo; Katt Cristina Mattos; Kátia De Angelis; Maria Cláudia Irigoyen; Edilamar Menezes de Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Exercícios físicos são utilizados como terapia não farmacológica para o tratamento da hipertensão arterial, e o treinamento físico (TF) por natação é reconhecido por produzir remodelamento cardíaco em animais experimentais. Entretanto, a ação vasodilatadora da adenosina (ado) resultante do exercício físico como prevenção e tratamento da hipertensão é pouco explorada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o remodelamento cardíaco e o papel da adenosina na distribuição do fluxo sanguíneo para o miocárd...

  17. Estimulação magnética transcraniana na neuropsicologia: novos horizontes em pesquisa sobre o cérebro

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    Boggio Paulo Sérgio

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão discute o uso da estimulação magnética transcraniana como ferramenta de pesquisa das funções neuropsicológicas. A estimulação magnética transcraniana é uma técnica não-invasiva e praticamente indolor em seres humanos conscientes, baseada em um campo magnético variável. Tal técnica possibilita a geração, em pessoas saudáveis, de lesões temporárias virtuais ou, também, de aumento da atividade das áreas estimuladas, permitindo o estudo do comportamento e da cognição de maneira mais estruturada e precisa. Nesta revisão são apresentados trabalhos com estimulação magnética transcraniana nos quais foram estudados aspectos da linguagem, memória e baterias neuropsicológicas em protocolos de pesquisa clínica. Conclui-se que estudos com estimulação magnética transcraniana abrem novas perspectivas e possibilidades no campo da Neuropsicologia na medida em que fornecem elementos para o aprofundamento do conhecimento sobre as correlações entre cognição e córtex.

  18. Desenvolvimento de programas de estimulação cognitiva para adultos idosos: modalidades da Literatura e da Neuropsicologia

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    Amodeo, Maria Tereza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Em face do aumento significativo e progressivo da longevidade no mundo e no Brasil, ações de promoção de saúde e de educação específicas para adultos idosos saudáveis são essenciais e socialmente relevantes. Este artigo visa a apresentar o planejamento de dois programas de intervenção cognitiva para adultos de 60 a 80 anos de idade, em modalidade indireta, da Literatura, e direta, da Neuropsicologia. A partir de consulta à bibliografia internacional e nacional específicas e da técnica de brainstorming com profissionais envolvidos na área de intervenção, foram construídos dois programas a serem administrados em grupo de, no máximo, 10 pessoas, com avaliação neuropsicológica pré e pós-intervenção, em 12 sessões de duração de uma hora e meia cada. O programa de intervenção advindo da Literatura propõe atividades de linguagem oral e escrita envolvendo a modalidade literária poesia. O programa de intervenção oriundo da Neuropsicologia abrange atividades de treinamento cognitivo com técnicas específicas de estimulação de quatro componentes cognitivos da função memória de trabalho. Tais programas parecem atender as sugestões metodológicas presentes na bibliografia da área e devem ser desenvolvidos com dois grupos de adultos idosos para a verificação de sua eficácia na cognição humana. Estimula-se a promoção de mais ações interventivas no contexto na multidisciplinaridade em busca da estimulação cognitiva de adultos idosof

  19. Avaliação da adenosina desaminase no diagnóstico da tuberculose pleural: uma metanálise brasileira Evaluation of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis: a Brazilian meta-analysis

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    Patrizio Morisson

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar trabalhos brasileiros resumindo a acurácia da adenosina desaminase no diagnóstico da tuberculose pleural, com o intuito de contribuir para a concretização do exame como rotina na investigação dos derrames pleurais. MÉTODOS: Depois de realizada uma busca por trabalhos brasileiros referentes à dosagem da adenosina desaminase no líquido pleural, estes foram avaliados e incluídos no estudo. A análise dos dados foi feita por meio da curva summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC que possibilitou a reunião dos estudos quanto a acurácia para o diagnóstico. Com os valores globais de sensibilidade e especificidade foi aplicado o teorema de Bayes para calcular as probabilidades pós-teste em diferentes prevalências da doença. RESULTADOS: Entre 1987 e 2005 foram encontrados 25 estudos contendo informações suficientes que poderiam ser utilizadas na metanálise. Após avaliação, foram incluídos nove estudos, totalizando 1.674 pacientes. De acordo com a curva SROC, foi encontrada uma sensibilidade de 91,8% (IC95%: 89,8-93,6% e uma especificidade de 88,4% (IC95%: 86,0-90,5%, com uma área abaixo da curva de 0,969. O odds ratio global foi de 112,0 (IC95%: 51,6-243,2. Considerando uma prevalência da tuberculose pleural de 50% (considerada neutra, a probabilidade do diagnóstico pós-teste positivo é de 88,7% e sua exclusão após resultado negativo de 91,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Apesar das diferenças encontradas entre os estudos, é possível concluir que a adenosina desaminase possui alta acurácia no diagnóstico da tuberculose pleural, devendo ser utilizada de rotina em sua investigação.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Brazilian studies by summarizing the accuracy of adenosine deaminase in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis, with the objective of lending support to the movement to make the test part of the routine investigation of pleural effusions. METHODS: A search for Brazilian studies related to the determination of

  20. Treinamento físico de natação promove remodelamento cardíaco e melhora a perfusão sanguínea no músculo cardíaco de SHR via mecanismo dependente de adenosina

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    Juliana Gonçalves de Barros

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Exercícios físicos são utilizados como terapia não farmacológica para o tratamento da hipertensão arterial, e o treinamento físico (TF por natação é reconhecido por produzir remodelamento cardíaco em animais experimentais. Entretanto, a ação vasodilatadora da adenosina (ado resultante do exercício físico como prevenção e tratamento da hipertensão é pouco explorada. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o remodelamento cardíaco e o papel da adenosina na distribuição do fluxo sanguíneo para o miocárdio após treinamento físico em SHR. Método: 28 SHR machos babies e adultos foram submetidos ao TF aeróbio de natação, durante 10 semanas (5x/sem -1h/dia. Foram utilizados protocolos de microesferas coloridas para avaliar fluxo sanguíneo, técnicas de morfologia para avaliar hipertrofia cardíaca e análises bioquímicas para verificar atividade de enzimas envolvidas na formação de adenosina. RESULTADOS: TF por natação atenuou a evolução da HA em SHR babies (S: 145 ± 2; T: 140 ± 2mmHg, promoveu bradicardia de repouso em SHR adultos (S: 340 ± 4; T: 321 ± 6bpm e desenvolveu HC nos dois grupos (TB: 12%; TA: 10%. Na condição basal, o TF aumentou o FS coronário em SHR babies (S: 4.745 ± 2.145; T: 6.970 ± 2.374mi/coração e maior resposta vasodilatadora à infusão de adenosina foi observada (S: 18.946 ± 6.685; T: 25.045 ± 7.031mi/coração. Neste grupo, o TF promoveu maior atividade da enzima 5'-nucleotidase, levando à maior formação de adenosina (S: 0,45 ± 0,09; T: 1,01 ± 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: O TF de natação, além de desenvolver HC e apresentar maior hidrólise de AMP, promoveu aumento no FS coronário, sendo mostrado que desempenha um importante papel na regulação da hipertensão

  1. Estimulação elétrica transvaginal no tratamento da incontinência urinária

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    Júlia Cristina Vieira Barroso

    2002-01-01

    Objetivo - Determinar a efetividade da estimulação elétrica transvaginal (EE) no tratamento da incontinência urinária (IU) e avaliar a melhora clínica após seis meses do término do tratamento. Delineamento - Ensaio clínico randomizado controlado e cego. Instituição - Serviços de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia e de Engenharia Biomédica do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS. Métodos - Foram selecionadas 36 mulheres (24 casos e 12 controles), com IU de esforço, urgência ou mista, para utiliz...

  2. Estimulação psicossocial e plasticidade cerebral em desnutridos Psychosocial stimulation and brain plasticity in malnourished individuals

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    Jailma Santos-Monteiro

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: É feita uma revisão sobre as estratégias e efeitos da estimulação sensorial e ambiental de indivíduos desnutridos. Reportam os autores evidências provenientes de experimentos com modelos animais e de estudos em seres humanos, mostrando os benefícios da administração da estimulação sensorial ou psicossocial programadas sobre as funções neuro-comportamentais. Mostram ainda a importante participação que a plasticidade cerebral pode ter neste processo. Finalmente enfatizam que as evidências eletrofisiológicas - obtidas pela técnica da depressão alastrante cortial em animais - e as observações em seres humanos indicam que as regiões cerebrais comportam-se diferencialmente nesta recuperação. Daí, sugerem uma abordagem nos cuidados médicos em indivíduos desnutridos levando em conta estas peculiaridades regionais do cérebro.Evidences from studies in animal models and human beings are reviewed, showing the benefits produced by programed sensorial and psychosocial stimulation on neuro-behavioral functions of early malnourished individuals. It is emphasized that brain plasticity might play a fundamental role in this process. It is showed also that recent electrophysiological experiments - by using the cortical spreading depression technique - as well as observational studies in children indicate that brain regions may have a differential participation in the recovering of the brain and behavioral functions damaged by malnutrition. A new health care approach, taking into account that regional differences for treatment of children suffering early malnutrition, is suggested.

  3. Otimização de sequencias de estimulação eletrica neuromuscular para a restauração de movimentos dos membros superioresde tetraplegicos

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    Telma Dagmar Oberg

    1995-01-01

    Resumo: Nas duas últimas décadas, a estimulação elétrica neuromuscular tem sido considerada um importante instrumento em muitas áreas da reabilitação. Para o tetraplégico ela tem sido usada, principalmente, na restauração de movimentos dos membros superiores que é prioridade em sua reabilitação. Neste estudo, um sistema de estimulação elétrica neuromuscular controlado por microcomputador foi aplicado nos membros superiores de dez pacientes tetraplégicos com níveis de lesão entre C4-C7 (lesões...

  4. Estimulação calórica gelada com ar nas vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas com nistagmo espontâneo

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    Cabral,Flavia Silveira dos Santos; Ganança, Cristina Freitas; Ganança, Fernando Freitas [UNIFESP; Ganança, Maurício Malavasi; Caovilla,Heloisa Helena

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: analisar o efeito da estimulação gelada com ar a 10ºC sobre o nistagmo pós-calórico em pacientes com vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas que apresentam nistagmo espontâneo com olhos fechados. MÉTODOS: 61 pacientes foram submetidos às estimulações com ar a 42, 18 e 10ºC. RESULTADOS: em 42 casos (69,8%) foram encontrados valores anormais de preponderância direcional e/ou de predomínio labiríntico a 42 e 18ºC. A prova a 10ºC apresentou valores de assimetria dentro dos padrões de norma...

  5. Estimulação neural para promoção da saúde e qualidade de vida

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    Magrit Fabian Sarturi

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O Movimento Mãos Sem Fronteiras (MSF difunde a técnica denominada Estimulação Neural®, que realiza tratamentos por meio do toque consciente das mãos em pontos específicos, fazendo com que os três pilares básicos do corpo humano, sistema nervoso, imune e sanguíneo, fiquem fortalecidos, beneficiando as condições físicas e emocionais.É uma organização sem fins lucrativos e sem vínculos religiosos, políticos ou filosóficos. Dele participam pessoas interessadas em construir um mundo melhor para viver e ajudar a outros nas suas necessidades de saúde e qualidade de vida. Reporta-se a uma Instituição Internacional– Manos Sin Fronteiras – que iniciou suas atividades há mais de 30 anos, na Espanha. Atualmente a sede Internacional fica na França, com braços em vários países. Presente no Brasil há14 anos,com sede nacional em Curitiba. Objetivos: Descrever a técnica de estimulação neural e seus possíveis benefícios a multidimensionalidade do ser humanorelatando experiências e resultados. Metodologia: Relato de experiência, realizada a partir dos registros feitos nos atendimentos no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná (HC-UFPR e na Sede, em Curitiba. Resultados: Referente aos atendimentos realizados no HC-UFPR de 2005 a 2010, percebeu-se um contínuo crescimento, sendo que em 2006 foram atendidas1584 pessoas chegando em 2010 a 3163 atendimentos. As aplicações têm como finalidade tranquilizar os pacientes em situações de pré-operatório, reforçar a imunidade, amenizar dores e proporcionar o bem estar. Já na Sede em Curitiba,em 2011 foram 318 atendimentos. As principais causas de procura foram: ansiedade, dores em geral, depressão, stress, cefaléias, hipertensão arterial, diabetes, tabagismo. Chama também à atenção os resultados obtidos em pessoas com câncer e fibromialgia, situações em que a qualidade de vida apresenta melhoras significativas. Conclusão: Segundo os

  6. Estimulação precoce da criança: expansão do papel do enfermeiro psiquiátrico

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    Maria de Nazaré de Oliveira Fraga

    1988-12-01

    Full Text Available As autoras relatam a implantação de um programa de estimulação precoce desenvolvido pela mãe no próprio domicílio com a supervisão periódica do enfermeiro. As autoras qualificam a experiência como algo gratificante e promissor pois assegura novo campo de atuação para os enfermeiros psiquiátricos.

  7. Lower frequency of the low activity adenosine deaminase allelic variant (ADA1*2 in schizophrenic patients Diminuição da frequência da variante alélica de baixa atividade da adenosina desaminase (ADA1*2 em pacientes esquizofrênicos

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    Gustavo Pimentel Dutra

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Adenosine may play a role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, since it modulates the release of several neurotransmitters such as glutamate, dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine, decreases neuronal activity by pos-synaptic hyperpolarization and inhibits dopaminergic activity. Adenosine deaminase participates in purine metabolism by converting adenosine into inosine. The most frequent functional polymorphism of adenosine deaminase (22G→A (ADA1*2 exhibits 20-30% lower enzymatic activity in individuals with the G/A genotype than individuals with the G/G genotype. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ADA polymorphism 22G→A (ADA1*2 in schizophrenic patients and healthy controls. METHOD: The genotypes of the ADA 22G→A were identified with allele-specific PCR strategy in 152 schizophrenic patients and 111 healthy individuals. RESULTS: A significant decrease in the frequency of the G/A genotype was seen in schizophrenic patients (7/152 - 4.6% relative to controls (13/111 - 11.7%, p = 0.032, OR = 2.6. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that the G/A genotype associated with low adenosine deaminase activity and, supposingly, with higher adenosine levels is less frequent among schizophrenic patients.OBJETIVO: A adenosina pode ter um papel importante na fisiopatologia da esquizofrenia, uma vez que modula a liberação de vários neurotransmissores, tais como glutamato, dopamina, serotonina e acetilcolina, diminui a atividade neuronal por hiperpolarização pós-sináptica e inibe a atividade dopaminérgica. A adenosina desaminase participa do metabolismo das purinas pela conversão de adenosina em inosina. O mais frequente polimorfismo funcional da adenosina desaminase (22G →A (ADA1*2 exibe uma diminuição de 20-30% da atividade funcional em indivíduos com genótipo G/A quando comparados com indivíduos com o genótipo G/G. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o polimorfismo 22G→A (ADA1*2 em pacientes esquizofrênicos e em

  8. Estimulação cognitiva para idoso com Doença de Alzheimer realizada pelo cuidador

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    Thiara Joanna Peçanha da Cruz

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMOObjetivo:conhecer a influência da estimulação cognitiva no domicílio, realizada pelo cuidador de idosos com Doença de Alzheimer.Método:realizado estudo de caso com cinco idosos com Doença de Alzheimer e seus cuidadores. As etapas de desenvolvimento da pesquisa foram: orientação aos cuidadores, seleção dos idosos e cuidadores; abordagem dos sujeitos no domicílio, encontros semanais e reaplicação dos testes para acompanhamento da função cognitiva do idoso.Resultados:no período de três meses foi possível identifi car melhora da cognição, verificada pelo resultado do Mini Exame do Estado Mental (MEEM. Os demais testes (KATZ, LAWTON, TDR e TFV mantiveram os escores iniciais.Conclusões:esta estratégia pode ser considerada uma tecnologia leve do cuidado de enfermagem para idosos com demência. Quando o cuidador realiza este cuidado, após o suporte do enfermeiro, sente-se menos ansioso e com maior compreensão da doença.

  9. Estimulação magnética transcraniana na esquizofrenia Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS in schizophrenia

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    Marina Odebrecht

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A estimulação magnética transcraniana (EMT é uma nova técnica capaz de estimular o cérebro através de um método indolor, não-invasivo e simples de ser aplicado. A utilização da EMT em pacientes com esquizofrenia tem sido alvo de alguns estudos. Neste artigo é feita uma revisão destes estudos. Inicialmente é feita uma breve descrição dos fundamentos fisiopatológicos que explicariam a sua eficácia e o seu possível mecanismo de ação. A seguir, são analisados os primeiros estudos não controlados e, depois, os estudos sobre os efeitos em sintomas positivos, sintomas negativos e na catatonia. O número de pesquisas neste assunto é crescente, mas a utilização da EMT ainda está no início e é muito cedo para ser usada na prática clínica diária.Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS is a new technique capable of stimulating the brain through a painless, non-invasive and simple method. Its use in patients with schizophrenia has been the target of some studies. This article reviews these studies. Initially a brief discussion is offered about phisiopathologic basis that could explain its efficacy and its possible mechanism of action. The first open studies are analysed and, at last, studies about effects on positive and negative symptoms and catatonia are discussed. Research in this field is growing, although the use of TMS is in its beginning and it is early to draw any conclusions about its practical use on daily practice.

  10. Tratamentos não farmacológicos na estimulação da osteogênese

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    Carvalho Daniela CL

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A carga mecânica provoca microdeformações ósseas, que estimulam células osteoblásticas e, conseqüentemente, promovem adaptações nos ossos, muitas vezes relacionadas com uma menor reabsorção óssea e um aumento na formação óssea local. No entanto, o estímulo para formação óssea depende do número e freqüência das deformações aplicadas no osso. Concomitantemente aos estímulos ósseos providos pelas cargas mecânicas, é importante uma dieta rica em cálcio, a qual também beneficia o aumento da massa óssea. Entretanto, existem também outros métodos não farmacológicos, como o ultra-som pulsado de baixa intensidade, a estimulação elétrica e o laser, que já mostraram efeitos positivos na promoção da osteogênese. Assim, realizou-se um levantamento na literatura, no período de 1982 a 2001, sobre esses métodos não farmacológicos com o objetivo de avaliar tais métodos alternativos, que ajudam no aumento da massa óssea ou no estímulo à osteogênese.

  11. O uso da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea na disfunção temporomandibular

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    Grossmann, Eduardo; Tambara,Joseane Steckel; Grossmann, Thiago Kreutz; Siqueira,José Tadeu Tesseroli de

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A disfunção temporomandibular (DTM) é um termo que descreve um grupo de doenças que afetam funcionalmente o aparelho mastigatório, particularmente a musculatura mastigatória e a articulação temporomandibular (ATM). Tem etiologias múltiplas e tratamentos específicos, entre os quais a estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS). O objetivo deste artigo é o de revisar a literatura científica sobre o uso da TENS em pacientes com DTM. CONTEÚDO: Estudos epidemiológic...

  12. Influência da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) associada ao alongamento muscular no ganho de flexibilidade

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    Maciel,ACC; Câmara,SMA

    2008-01-01

    CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: O aumento da tolerância à dor provocada pelo alongamento é um fator importante no ganho de flexibilidade. A Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transcutânea (TENS) é uma importante terapia no tratamento da dor, porém seu uso durante alongamento não foi investigado. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da associação alongamento e TENS nos músculos isquiotibiais de mulheres saudáveis sobre ganho de flexibilidade. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Trinta mulheres foram aleatoriamente distribuídas em três gr...

  13. Estimulação calórica a ar em mastoidectomias abertas unilaterais Air caloric test in canal wall down mastoidectomy

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    Lucia Kazuko Nishino

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Poucos trabalhos desde a década de 70 foram realizados a fim de elucidar a prova calórica em alterações da orelha média, apesar de inúmeras controvérsias que este exame pode trazer em estruturas anatômicas tão distintas. Na mastoidectomia radical, estes estudos são mais escassos. OBJETIVO: Este estudo teve como objetivo analisar os achados da estimulação calórica a ar em indivíduos com mastoidectomia radical unilateral sem queixas de tontura. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Estudo prospectivo, realização da estimulação calórica a ar em 36 indivíduos sem queixas vestibulares, sendo 21 com cirurgia de mastoidectomia aberta unilateral e 15 sem nenhuma alteração na orelha média ou externa. RESULTADOS: 80,95% dos indivíduos apresentaram respostas assimétricas na prova calórica frias, sendo as respostas maiores do lado da mastoidectomia aberta. Em 72,73%, o mesmo efeito ocorreu com a prova calórica quente. Na análise das quatro estimulações, encontrou-se assimetria das provas quente e frias em 81,82% dos casos. Em 47,61%, foi encontrada estimulação paradoxal da prova calórica quente. CONCLUSÃO:As respostas nistágmicas do lado da mastoidectomia aberta foram maiores se comparadas com o lado saudável. A estimulação paradoxal da prova calórica quente foi um achado frequente. Não foram encontradas respostas hipofuncionantes.Since the 1970s, few studies have been conducted to elucidate the use of caloric tests on middle ear disorders, despite the many controversies that this test may produce in anatomical structures that are so distinct. In cases of mastoidectomy, such studies are even rarer. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to analyze the findings from air caloric stimulation done in individuals submitted to unilateral radical mastoidectomy without complaints of dizziness. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Thirty-six individuals without vestibular complaints were enrolled in this prospective study. Air caloric stimulation was offered to all

  14. Especialização funcional hemisférica na afasia motora achados neurofisiológicos ao mapeamento eletrencefalográfico computadorizado sob estimulação sonora musical e verbal: Estudo de dois casos

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    Mauro Muszkat

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    Full Text Available Este estudo diz respeito à atividade elétrica cerebral durante estimulação auditiva em dois pacientes afásicos, um com afasia clássica (lesão no hemisfério esquerdo e outro com afasia cruzada (lesão no hemisfério direito. Ambos foram submetidos ao teste de estimulação auditiva dicótica (consoante-vogal-consoante e de audição musical (canto gregoriano durante mapeamento eletrencefalográfico cerebral. Encontramos, em ambos, grande proporção da frequência delta e potência no hemisfério não lesado, durante a estimulação dicótica e musical. Além disso, foi observado aumento na frequência de atividade alfa somente no hemisfério não lesado, restrito à região do lobo temporal. Esses achados sugerem um interessante campo de pesquisa acerca da medida de correlatos neurofisiológicos de estimulação auditiva e de atividade elétrica cerebral na afasia.

  15. Perceptions and electric senoidal current stimulation Percepções e estimulações elétricas por correntes senoidais

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    Julia Manzano Pimentel

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between perceptions and electrical senoidal current stimulation (ESCS. METHOD: The study population comprise 100 healthy volunteers. ESCS of 5 Hz and 2 kHz were applied to the left index finger at one and 1.5 sensory threshold. Following each stimulus train a list of eight words (four related to thin fiber sensations and four related to thick fiber sensations was presented to the subjects who were asked to choose the three words closer to the experienced sensation. Each chosen word was given a score 1; final results were obtained by the sum of the scores for the words related to thin and thick fiber systems for each situation. RESULTS: For 5 Hz ESCS at one and 1.5 sensory threshold thin fibers had significantly higher scores than thick fibers; for 2 kHz ESCS, thick fibers had significantly higher scores. CONCLUSION: These results show that there is a relation between different sensations and ESCS of different frequencies.OBJETIVO: Estudar a relação entre as sensações evocadas por estimulação elétrica por corrente senoidal (ESCS. MÉTODO: 100 voluntários normais foram estudados. ESCS a 5 Hz e 2 kHz foram aplicadas no dedo indicador esquerdo com uma e 1,5 vezes o limiar sensorial. Listas de oito palavras (4 relacionadas a fibras grossas, 4 a fibras finas foram apresentadas após cada estimulação e foi solicitado que o sujeito escolhesse as 3 palavras que mais se aproximassem das sensações experimentadas. Às palavras escolhidas foi dado o escore 1. Os resultados finais para análise foram obtidos da soma dos escores para as palavras relacionadas aos diferentes sistemas de fibras. RESULTADOS: Para ESCS a 5 Hz sensações relacionadas a fibras finas foram significantemente mais escolhidas, já para estimulações a 2 kHz sensações relacionadas a fibras grossas foram significantemente mais escolhidas. CONCLUSÃO: Estes resultados mostram um relação entre diferentes percepções e diferentes freq

  16. A estimulação cardíaca convencional é prejudicial em pacientes com função ventricular normal?

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    Luiz Antonio Batista de Sá

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A estimulação de ventrículo direito pode ser deletéria em pacientes com disfunção ventricular, porém, em pacientes com função normal, o impacto desta estimulação desencadeando disfunção ventricular clinicamente relevante não é completamente estabelecido. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a evolução clínica, ecocardiográfica e laboratorial de pacientes, com função ventricular esquerdapreviamente normal, submetidos a implante de marca-passo. MÉTODO: Estudo observacional transversal em que foram acompanhados de forma prospectiva 20 pacientes submetidos a implante de marca-passo com os seguintes critérios de inclusão: função ventricular esquerda normal definida pelo ecocardiograma e estimulação ventricular superior a 90%. Foram avaliados: classe funcional (CF (New York Heart Association, teste de caminhada de 6 minutos (TC6, dosagem do hormônio natriurético tipo B (BNP, avaliação ecocardiográfica (convencional e parâmetros de dessincronismo e questionário de qualidade de vida (QV (SF-36. A avaliação foi feita com dez dias (t1, quatro meses (t2, oito meses (t3, 12 meses (t4 e 24 meses (t5. RESULTADOS: Os parâmetros ecocardiográficos convencionais e de dessincronismo não apresentaram variação estatística significante ao longo do tempo. O TC6, a CF e a dosagem de BNP apresentaram piora ao final dos dois anos. A QV teve melhora inicial e piora ao final dos dois anos. CONCLUSÃO: O implante de marca-passo convencional foi associado à piora da classe funcional, piora do teste de caminhada, aumento da dosagem de BNP, aumento da duração do QRS e piora em alguns domínios da QV ao final de dois anos. Não houve alterações nas medidas ecocardiográficas (convencionais e medidas de assincronia.

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    Irene Kreutz

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Es un estudio cualitativo que adoptó como referencial teorico-motodológico la antropología y la etnografía. Presenta las experiencias vivenciadas por mujeres de una comunidad en el proceso salud-enfermedad, con el objetivo de comprender los determinantes sócio-culturales e históricos de las prácticas de prevención y tratamiento adoptados por el grupo cultural por medio de la entrevista semi-estructurada. Los temas que emergieron fueron: la relación entre la alimentación y lo proceso salud-enfermedad, las relaciones con el sistema de salud oficial y el proceso salud-enfermedad y lo sobrenatural. Los dados revelaron que los moradores de la comunidad investigada tienen un modo particular de explicar sus procedimientos terapéuticos. Consideramos que es papel de los profesionales de la salud en sus prácticas, la adopción de abordajes o enfoques que consideren al individuo en su dimensión sócio-cultural e histórica, considerando la enorme diversidad cultural en nuestro país.

  18. Efeitos da estimulação elétrica transcraniana em adultos com transtorno de déficit de atenção/hiperatividade

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    Carolina Tosetto Cachoeira

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    O transtorno do déficit de atenção e hiperatividade (TDAH) é um transtorno do neurodesenvolvimento e sua prevalência na vida adulta é em torno de 2,5%. O tratamento farmacológico, apesar de efetivo, possui importantes limitações, justificando a busca por outras estratégias terapêuticas. A estimulação elétrica transcraniana (EETC) é uma técnica não invasiva de neuroestimulação que tem apresentado resultados promissores em melhorar o desempenho cognitivo em vários distúrbios neuropsiquiátricos,...

  19. Estimulação Magnética Transcraniana: revisão dos casos de convulsões acidentais Transcranial magnetic stimulation: review of accidental seizures

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    Moacyr Alexandro Rosa

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available A Estimulação Magnética Transcraniana (no original, TMS, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation é uma nova técnica que tem sido utilizada para o tratamento de transtornos neuropsiquiátricos, principalmente depressão. É um tratamento que utiliza um aparelho estimulador que cria um campo magnético variável no tempo, aplicado sobre o crânio através de uma bobina de estimulação. O principal risco deste tratamento são as convulsões acidentais. A TMS é utilizada na maior parte dos estudos com estímulos subliminares. Convulsões podem ocorrer acidentalmente, especialmente quando os estímulos ultrapassam os parâmetros de segurança. Neste artigo, é feita uma detalhada revisão dos oito casos em que houve convulsões acidentais com o uso da TMS. Também são descritos os possíveis mecanismos de indução das convulsões e as características dos pacientes com maior risco de convulsões acidentais.Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS is a new technique that has been used for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, specially depression. It uses a magnetic stimulator that generates a magnetic field that is applied over the patient's skull with a coil. Possible seizures may be induced accidentally by TMS. TMS is usually used with sub threshold stimuli and seizures may occur by chance, especially when over the safety parameters. This article reviews the eight cases of undesirable seizures occurred with rTMS The possible mechanisms of seizure induction and the patients profile with a higher risk of convulsion are also described.

  20. Magnetoconvulsoterapia: indução de convulsões com estimulação magnética transcraniana Magnetic convulsive therapy: seizure induction with TMS

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    Moacyr Alexandro Rosa

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A indução proposital de convulsões através da estimulação magnética transcraniana, chamada de magnetoconvulsoterapia, é uma nova técnica que tem sido utilizada para o tratamento de transtornos neuropsiquiátricos, principalmente depressão. É um tratamento que utiliza um aparelho estimulador que cria um campo magnético variável no tempo, aplicado sobre o crânio, através de uma bobina de estimulação. Neste artigo, é feita uma detalhada revisão dos 11 casos nos quais a convulsão foi induzida com finalidade terapêutica. Apesar de ainda incipiente, é uma técnica que poderá substituir a indução elétrica de convulsões (eletroconvulsoterapia, caso se mostre com equivalente eficácia e perfil mais seguro quanto aos efeitos colaterais e complicações, por ser o estímulo mais localizado.The induced seizure through Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, also called magnetic seizure therapy, is a new technique that has been used for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, specially depression. It uses a magnetic stimulator that generates a magnetic field that is applied over the patient's skull with a coil. This article reviews the eleven cases in which the seizure was induced deliberately for therapeutic purposes. Although just in it's beginning, it is a technique that can substitute electrically induced seizures (electroconvulsive therapy, if it shows the same efficacy and a more safe profile related to side effects and possible complications, taking the fact that the stimuli are more focused.

  1. A estimulação de habilidades auditivo-verbais de crianças pré-silábicas: contribuições para o desenvolvimento da consciência fonológica

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    Toffoli, Melissa Bernardes

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral do presente estudo foi verificar a adequação do programa de estimulação das jabilidades auditivo-verbais proposto para alunos da primeira série do Ensino Fundamental com hipótese de escrita pré-silábica, e o efeito dessa estimulação na consciência fonológica. A amostra foi constituída por 22 crianças, de ambos os sexos, com idades entre 6: 1 e 6: 9, alunos de uma escola de rede municipal de Porto Alegre. Dois grupos foram formados: grupo controle (GC e grupo experimental (GE. Participaram do estudo apenas crianças autorizadas pelos responsáveis a participar da pesquisa, falantes nativas do português brasileiro, com hipótese de escrita pré-silábica, sem alterações de linguagem, audição ou no desenvolvimento cognitivo que pudessem influenciar o desempenho na avaliação da consciência fonológica e o aproveitamento da estimulação auditiva proposta. Os alunos selecionados foram avaliados através do instrumento CONFIAS - Consciência fonológica: instrumento de avaliação seqüencial (MOOJEN et al. , 2003. A estimulação das habilidades auditivo-verbais, aplicada somente no GE, foi realizada em 15 sessões com duração de 15 a 30 minutos. As habilidades auditivas estimuladas foram: detecção, discriminação, reconhecimento, seqüencialização e fechamento. O programa de estimulação foi considerado adequado. Entretanto, foram destacados alguns aspectos que poderiam ser modificados em algumas sessões: tempo de duração e número de tarefas pr sessão, tipo de atividade - individual ou em grupo -, material utilizado (impresso e em aúdio e demanda cognitiva da tarefa. Embora não tenham sido constatadas diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre os grupos de uma avaliação para outra em nenhuma das tarefas de consciência fonológica, é possível que a estimulação das habilidades auditivo-verbais tenha influenciado o crescimento dos participantes do GE no nível fonêmico

  2. Ventilação elétrica: indicações e aspectos técnicos do implante cirúrgico do marca-passo de estimulação diafragmática

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    TEDDE, Miguel Lia; Onders, Raymond P; Teixeira, Manoel Jacobsen; Lage,Silvia Gelas; Ballester, Gerson; Brotto,Mario Wilson Iersolino; Okumura, Erica Mie; Jatene, Fabio Biscegli

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    OBJETIVO: Pacientes com lesão medular cervical alta em geral são dependentes de ventilação mecânica, que, embora salve vidas, está associada a complicações e redução da expectativa de vida devido a infecções respiratórias. A estimulação do diafragma por marca-passo, às vezes chamada de ventilação elétrica, induz a inspiração por estimulação dos músculos inspiratórios. Nosso objetivo foi destacar as indicações e alguns aspectos da técnica cirúrgica empregada no implante laparoscópico dos eletr...

  3. A review of the new minimally invasive brain stimulation techniques in psychiatry Revisão de novas técnicas minimamente invasivas de estimulação cerebral em psiquiatria

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    Jeong-Ho Chae

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available New knowledge about the specific brain regions involved in neuropsychiatric disorders is rapidly evolving due to recent advances in functional neuroimaging techniques. The ability to stimulate the brain in awake alert adults without neurosurgery is a real advance that neuroscientists have long dreamed for. Several novel and minimally invasive techniques to stimulate the brain have recently developed. Among these newer somatic interventions, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS and deep brain stimulation (DBS show promise as therapeutic tools in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. This article reviews the history, methodology, and the future of these minimally invasive brain stimulation (MIBS techniques and their emerging research and therapeutic applications in psychiatryO conhecimento acerca de regiões específicas do cérebro envolvidas em transtornos psiquiátricos está em franca expansão como resultado dos avanços recentes em técnicas de neuroimagem funcional. A capacidade de estimular o cérebro em adultos despertos em estado de alerta, sem necessidade de neurocirurgia, é um avanço real sonhado havia muito pelos neurocientistas. Recentemente, desenvolveram-se várias novas técnicas minimamente invasivas para estimular o cérebro. Entre essas novas intervenções somáticas, a estimulação transcraniana magnética (ETM, a estimulação do nervo vago (ENV e a estimulação cerebral profunda (ECP revelam-se promissoras ferramentas terapêuticas no tratamento de transtornos neuropsiquiátricos. Neste artigo se faz uma revisão da história, da metodologia e das perspectivas futuras das técnicas minimamente invasivas de estimulação cerebral (ECMI e das pesquisas e aplicações terapêuticas em psiquiatria

  4. Estimulação sensoriomotora intra e extra-oral em neonatos prematuros: revisão bibliográfica

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    Esther Ferreira Lemes

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A prematuridade é um dos fatores mais incidentes no ambiente hospitalar infantil. O trabalho fonoaudiológico realizado em hospitais com foco no recém-nascido prematuro tem conquistado cada vez mais espaço e apresenta como proposta principal a detecção de problemas relacionados à deglutição, proporcionando recurso aos neonatos que fazem uso de via alternativa de alimentação, devido à imaturidade orgânica. O uso de técnicas para maturação do sistema sensório-motor-oral vem sendo explorado a fim de que o recém-nascido pré-termo realize transição, mais segura e em menor tempo, para alimentação plena por via oral. O objetivo deste estudo é realizar revisão sistemática da literatura nacional e internacional a fim de elencar diferentes técnicas e elucidar sobre a eficácia das mesmas, quanto à maturação do sistema sensório-motor-oral em neonatos prematuros que permanecem em ambiente hospitalar. Segundo a literatura, a técnica mais utilizada no Brasil é a sucção não nutritiva com dedo mínimo enluvado ou chupeta ortodôntica. Em outros países, as técnicas mais citadas foram a sucção não nutritiva com chupeta seguida da estimulação do sistema sensório-motor-oral. Tanto as técnicas utilizadas no Brasil quanto no exterior têm refletido positivamente no desenvolvimento das funções orais de neonatos. Levando em conta a necessidade de promoção do aleitamento materno exclusivo, publicações recentes evidenciaram alarmante e preocupante percentual de uso de bicos sintéticos para estimulação em unidades de terapia intensiva neonatal.

  5. Dessincronia ventricular e aumento dos níveis de BNP na estimulação apical do ventrículo direito

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    Cláudia Drummond Guimarães Abreu

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A estimulação apical crônica do ventrículo direito pode ocasionar dessincronia ventricular e, secundariamente, alterações neuro-humorais e aumento da morbimortalidade cardíaca. OBJETIVO: Pesquisar dessincronia ventricular e seus efeitos sobre os níveis de BNP em pacientes com marca-passo estimulados cronicamente no ápice do ventrículo direito (VD. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 85 pacientes com marca-passo uni ou bicameral, em classe funcional I e II da NYHA e fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo (FEVE > 35%. A avaliação de dessincronia foi realizada utilizando-se várias técnicas ecocardiográficas, incluindo o Tissue Synchronization Imaging (TSI, com análise dos 12 segmentos. O BNP foi dosado junto com o ecocardiograma, porém com o examinador cego. RESULTADOS: Quarenta e seis mulheres e 39 homens, com idade de 58 ± 12 anos, chagásicos (56% e hipertensos controlados (62%, foram incluídos. A fração de ejeção do VE foi 52 ± 8% e a duração média do QRS de 139 ms (120-180 ms. O BNP mostrou-se alterado em 36,5% da amostra (ponto de corte de 60 pg/ml. Na análise multivariada de regressão linear, o BNP correlacionou-se com a idade (p = 0,024, FEVE (p < 0,0001 e tempo pré-ejetivo do VE (p = 0,009, que é índice de dessincronia intraventricular. CONCLUSÃO: Em pacientes com estimulação cardíaca convencional, estáveis clinicamente, a dessincronia intraventricular foi um preditor independente do aumento dos níveis de BNP, após ajuste pela idade e FEVE.

  6. Princípios físicos da estimulação magnética transcraniana Magnetic stimulation: physical and technical aspects

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    Marcos Nogueira Martins

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho descreve brevemente os principais aspectos da física e da tecnologia envolvidos no processo de estimulação magnética. Apresenta a lei de indução de Faraday e descreve como um pulso de campo magnético, intenso e rápido, tem condições de gerar campos elétricos localizados, adequados à produção de correntes elétricas em determinados tecidos. Discute-se, também, como a geometria da bobina e o perfil temporal dos pulsos de corrente que a percorrem, são usados para otimizar a distribuição e intensidade dos campos elétricos induzidos.This work presents a brief discussion of the physics and technology of magnetic stimulation. From Faraday's law of induction we describe how a fast and intense pulse of magnetic field may produce localized electric fields, suitable to generate electric currents in certain tissues. We discuss how the coil geometry, and the time profile of the pulse of current may be used to optimize the distribution and intensity of the induced electric fields.

  7. Electrical stimulation of saccharomyces cerevisiae cultures Estimulação elétrica de células de Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Ofelia Q.F. Araújo

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Modulation of cell endogenous membrane potential by an external electrical field influences the structure and function of membrane compartments, proteins and lipid bi-layer. In this work, the effects of applied potential on Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth were characterized through simple yet conclusive experiments. Cell growth time profile and cell division were investigated as macroscopic response to the electrical stimulation. Control experiments were conducted under identical conditions except for the absence of applied potential. Through comparative analysis, electrical stimulation was verified to alter cell cycle as smaller sized population was observed, suggesting that a synchrony in cell division was promoted. Power spectral analysis was employed to sustain synchrony enhancement, and mathematical modeling was conducted for determining kinetic growth changes. Monod type kinetic parameters for growth were determined by non-linear regression. The affinity constant (namely kS presented a dependence on applied potential suggesting changes on transport across cell membrane. Electrochemically promoted stress was also verified to inhibit growth as well as to induce changes on cell viability.Modulação do potencial de membrana celular endógeno por um campo elétrico externo influencia a estrutura e função dos compartimentos da membrana, de suas proteínas e da bi-camada lipídica. Neste trabalho, os efeitos da aplicação de potencial no crescimento de Saccharomyces cerevisiae foram caracterizados por experimentos simples, mas conclusivos. O perfil temporal de crescimento celular e a divisão celular foram investigados como respostas macroscópicas ao estímulo elétrico. Experimentos controle foram conduzidos em condições idênticas, exceto pela ausência de potencial aplicado. Através de análise comparativa, verificou-se que o estímulo elétrico alterou o ciclo celular como foi possível observar através da medida da dispersão de tamanho celular de cada população, sugerindo um possível sincronismo na divisão celular. Análise do espectro de potência foi empregada para sustentar o aumento no sincronismo, e uma modelagem matemática foi conduzida para determinar mudanças na cinética de crescimento celular. Parâmetros cinéticos do modelo tipo Monod para crescimento foram determinados por regressão não-linear. A constante de afinidade (a saber, K S apresentou uma dependência com o potencial aplicado, sugerindo mudanças no transporte através da membrana celular. Verificou-se, também, que o estresse promovido eletroquimicamente inibiu o crescimento e induziu mudanças na viabilidade celular.

  8. Electrical stimulation of saccharomyces cerevisiae cultures Estimulação elétrica de células de Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Araújo,Ofelia Q.F.; Coelho, Maria Alice Z.; Margarit,Isabel C.P.; Vaz-Junior,Carlos A.; Maria Helena M. Rocha-Leão

    2004-01-01

    Modulation of cell endogenous membrane potential by an external electrical field influences the structure and function of membrane compartments, proteins and lipid bi-layer. In this work, the effects of applied potential on Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth were characterized through simple yet conclusive experiments. Cell growth time profile and cell division were investigated as macroscopic response to the electrical stimulation. Control experiments were conducted under identical conditions e...

  9. Estimulação ovariana controlada e inseminação intrauterina: uma terapia atual? Controlled ovarian stimulation and intrauterine insemination: an actual therapy?

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    Joana Palmira Martins Almeida

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a taxa de gravidez na inseminação intrauterina (IIU, aferindo eventuais fatores prognósticos de sucesso. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de ciclos de IIU ocorridos de janeiro de 2007 a julho de 2010 em uma Unidade de Medicina da Reprodução do Hospital Vila Nova de Gaia. Os ciclos foram precedidos por estimulação ovárica controlada e monitorizada por ecografia endovaginal. Avaliou-se a taxa de gravidez em função da idade da mulher, tipo e duração da infertilidade, motilidade no espermograma, número de folículos e fármaco usado na estimulação ovárica. A análise estatística foi efetuada com o Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 17, com um nível de significância 5% (pPURPOSE: To evaluate the pregnancy rate in intrauterine insemination (IUI, and to determine possible prognostic factors of successful pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective study of IUI cycles performed in the Reproductive Medicine Unit of Vila Nova de Gaia Hospital, between January 2007 and July 2010. The IUI cycles were preceded by ovarian stimulation and monitored by vaginal ultrasound. Clinical pregnancy rates were analyzed according to the woman’s age, type and duration of infertility, spermatozoa parameters assessed in the spermogram, number of mature follicles and the drug used for ovarian stimulation. Statistical analysis was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS17, with the level of significance set at p<0.05. RESULTS: The study comprised 139 couples who underwent 220 IUI cycles. The absolute pregnancy rate per cycle was 18.6%. Of the 41 clinical pregnancies, 5 were twin pregnancies (12.1%. The pregnancy rate was higher at ages <30 years (28.5 vs 15.7%; p=0.024, duration of infertility <3 years (23.8 vs 13.9%; p=0.05, normal sperm motility (23.2 vs 10.3%; p=0.01 and with two follicles at the time of insemination (27.7 vs 14.2% for monofollicular growth; p=0.030. The pregnancy rates obtained

  10. Concepções de professoras acerca do desenvolvimento da linguagem de crianças participantes de um programa de estimulação essencial

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    Karolina Siebert Sapelli Schadeck

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo identificar as concepções de professoras acerca do desenvolvimento da linguagem de crianças participantes de um programa de estimulação essencial. Participaram do estudo duas professoras e duas auxiliares que atuam numa Escola de Ensino Básico, na modalidade de Educação Especial (APAE, de um município do interior do Paraná. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiabertas, com o uso de um roteiro semiestruturado. O registro das entrevistas foi realizado com gravador. Em seguida, estas foram transcritas na íntegra e analisadas por meio de categorização temática. A partir dos dados coletados, foram elaboradas cinco categorias de análise. Foi utilizado como base dessa discussão, o referencial teórico de Vygotsky, além de estudos atuais sobre a temática. As entrevistas evidenciaram que as concepções das participantes sobre linguagem estão intimamente relacionadas ao desenvolvimento da fala, relativizando a importância das outras formas de linguagem e até mesmo estabelecendo confusões entre oralidade e linguagem. Além disso, prevalece nos relatos das participantes a função comunicativa da linguagem, e são praticamente inexistentes concepções sobre a importância desta habilidade para as demais funções psicológicas superiores ou como conteúdo estruturante da escolarização destas crianças.

  11. Estimulação cerebral contínua (DBS talâmica para controle do tremor Deep brain stimulation of VIM thalamic nucleus for tremor control

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    José Augusto Nasser

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentamos resultados da estimulação contínua do núcleo ventral intermédio (VIM talâmico para o controle do tremor. MÉTODO: Quatro pacientes foram selecionados no período de outubro de 1999 a janeiro de 2001 com tremor incapacitante refratário à farmacoterapia. Dois pacientes apresentavam tremor essencial (TE bilateral e 2 pacientes tremor de repouso por doença de Parkinson (DP, um à direita e outro à esquerda. Após avaliação sistemática, foram submetidos ao implante de eletrodo talâmico, modelo DBS 3387(Medtronic, para estimulação cerebral profunda (ECP com alta frequência, sendo este bilateral nos casos de TE e unilateral nos casos com tremor por DP. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes tiveram seu seguimente clínico até o presente, com média de 12 meses, sendo observada a eficácia da estimulação do núcleo VIM no controle dos disparos das células do tremor. As complicações temporárias do tipo parestesias, disartrias e discreto aumento do tônus foram revertidas após o ajuste dos parâmetros de estimulação. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados confirmam os achados da literatura, de que a estimulação talâmica é excelente opção terapêutica no tratamento do tremor, havendo possibilidade de estimulação talâmica bilateral simultânea com segurança.PURPOSE: We present our results in 4 patients with tremor, in whom electrodes (uni and bilateral for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS were implanted in the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM of the thalamus. METHOD: Four patients with disabling tremor, with drug-resistant spite of optimum therapeutic trials with poor response were referred to do surgery. Two patients had bilateral essential tremor. These patients were implanted with electrodes for DBS 3387 (Medtronic. Two patients had unilateral parkinsonian tremor and they received unilateral implantation of model 3387 DBS. RESULTS: All four patients showed relieve of the tremor symptoms with significant tremor control seen at

  12. Os efeitos da estimulação elétrica funcional na assimetria cortical inter-hemisférica The effects of functional electrical stimulation on cortical interhemispheric asymmetry

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    Letícia Ecard

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar os efeitos da estimulação elétrica funcional na assimetria cortical inter-hemisférica. Para tal, simultaneamente ao registro da atividade eletroencefalográfica, realizou-se eletroestimulação no antebraço direito para estimulação da extensão do indicador. A amostra consistiu de 45 sujeitos randomizados em 3 grupos de 15 sujeitos cada: grupo controle (submetido a 24 blocos de estimulação com intensidade de corrente zero, grupo 1 (24 blocos e grupo 2 (36 blocos. A assimetria entre os pares de eletrodos F3-F4, C3-C4 e P3-P4 foi analisada ao longo dos grupos através de uma Anova. Os resultados apontaram para uma interação grupo x eletrodo e uma tendência de diminuição da assimetria inter-hemisférica após a eletroestimulação.The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of functional electrical stimulation (FES on cortical interhemispheric asymmetry. Electrostimulation was performed on the right forearm to stimulate the extension of the index finger. EEG activity was recorded simultaneously. The sample included 45 subjects randomly divided into 3 groups of 15 subjects each: control group (submitted to 24 blocks of stimulation at a null intensity current, group 1 (24 blocks and group 2 (36 blocks. Interhemispheric asymmetry between F3-F4, C3-C4 and P3-P4 was analyzed through an Anova. Results pointed out to a group x electrode interaction and a general tendency of asymmetry decrease after stimulation.

  13. Alterações na coerência cortical inter-hemisférica produzidas pela estimulação elétrica funcional (FES Changes in cortical interhemispheric coherence produced by functional electrical stimulation (FES

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    Letícia Ecard

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo observar alterações corticais produzidas pela estimulação elétrica funcional (FES, através da eletrencefalografia quantitativa (EEGq. Simultaneamente à captação do sinal eletrencefalográfico, realizou-se uma eletroestimulação no antebraço direito para estimulaç��o da extensão do indicador. A amostra consistiu de 45 sujeitos randomizados em 3 grupos de 15. O grupo controle foi submetido a 24 blocos de estimulação com intensidade de corrente zero. O grupo 1 foi submetido a 24 blocos e o grupo 2 a 36 blocos. A coerência entre os pares de eletrodos F3-F4, C3-C4 e P3-P4 foi analisada ao longo dos grupos através de avaliação estatística. Os resultados apontaram para um aumento da coerência inter-hemisférica após a eletroestimulação.The aim of the present study was to observe cortical alterations produced by functional electrical stimulation (FES, through quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG. Electrostimulation was performed on the right forearm to stimulate the extension of the index finger. EEG activity was recorded simultaneously. The sample consisted of 45 subjects randomly divided into 3 groups of 15 subjects each. The control group was submitted to 24 blocks of stimulation at a current intensity of zero. Group 1 was submitted to 24 blocks and group 2 to 36 blocks. Interhemispheric coherence between F3-F4, C3-C4 and P3-P4 was assessed through a statistical analysis. Results pointed out to increased coherence values after stimulation.

  14. Mapeamento da área motora durante a cirurgia de tumor intracraniano: fatores que podem modificar a intensidade da estimulação Intraoperative mapping of motor areas during brain tumor surgery: electrical stimulation patterns

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    Paulo Thadeu Brainer-Lima

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available O mapeamento com estimulação direta do córtex cerebral foi utilizado quando o tumor estava próximo ou infiltrava o lobo central. OBJETIVO: Avaliar interferências na técnica de estimulação eletrica direta do córtex e substância branca, sob anestesia geral, durante cirurgia para tumor cerebral relacionado ao lobo central. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 42 pacientes operados de junho de 2000 a junho de 2003. Os fatores que modificaram a intensidade da estimulação necessaria para localizar a área motora durante a cirurgia foram estudados. RESULTADOS: A intensidade necessária do estimulo foi maior entre os pacientes com déficit motor antes da cirurgia (p=0,425, edema na ressonância magnetica (p=0,468 e anestesia com proporfol contínuo (p=0,001. CONCLUSÃO: O mapeamento funcional do lobo central durante a cirurgia foi prejudicado pelo deficit motor acentuado, edema cerebral e anestesia com propofol contínuo.Brain mapping with direct electrical stimulation is usefull when the tumor is located near or has infiltrated the central lobe. OBJETIVE: To analize the surgical findings with direct electrical stimulation of the cortex and white matter under general anesthesia during surgery for brain tumors related to the central lobe. METHOD: We studied 42 patients operated on from June 2000 to June 2003. We analyzed surgical findings and details of brain mapping. RESULTS: The mean value of the intensity of the stimulus was greater among those who presented motor deficit prior to surgery (p = 0.0425 and edema on MRI (p= 0.0468 or during anesthesia with continuous propofol (p=0.001. CONCLUSION: The functional mapping of the central lobe may be influenced by severe motor deficit, edema on MRI and propofol's anesthesia.

  15. Uso da Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transcutânea (TENS) na redução dos sintomas de neuropatia periférica induzida por quimioterapia anti-neoplásica

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    Tania Tonezzer

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    INTRODUÇÃO: A neuropatia periférica induzida por quimioterapia (NPIQ) está entre os efeitos colaterais mais comuns decorrentes da quimioterapia antineoplásica e uma das principais causas da redução da dose ou interrupção do tratamento. Os sintomas mais prevalentes são a dor e a parestesia, acarretando desconfortos crônicos e perda de habilidades funcionais, interferindo negativamente na qualidade de vida dos pacientes. Estudos recentes têm avaliado o uso da Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transc...

  16. Ação da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea sobre o limiar de dor induzido por pressão

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    Schulz,Aline Patrícia; Chang Chao,Belisa; Gazola,Franciele; Pereira,Gitana Daiala; Nakanishi,Marcos Koiti; Kunz,Regina Inês; Canto,Talita Oliveira

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) é uma corrente de baixa frequência, utilizada para tratamento de dor, contudo há lacunas com respeito aos parâmetros de uso, bem como do modo de ação. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar os efeitos da TENS, na forma burst, sobre a dor induzida por pressão. MÉTODO: Estudo duplamente encoberto e cruzado, com 23 indivíduos, de ambos os sexos, alocados em grupo TENS (GT) e grupo placebo (GP). A TENS burst, com duraçã...

  17. Percepção da associação entre estimulação ambiental e desenvolvimento normal por mães de crianças nos três primeiros anos de vida

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    Lila Isabel C. de Paula

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a percepção das mães de crianças entre zero e três anos sobre a associação da estimulação ambiental e o desenvolvimento normal das crianças atendidas em uma unidade de saúde em São Luís, Maranhão, e identificar o nível de entendimento das mães quanto à estimulação do ambiente familiar em que a criança está inserida. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se pesquisa qualitativa exploratória. Os sujeitos estudados foram 15 mães de crianças de zero a três anos atendidas na Unidade de Saúde Antônio Carlos Reis, Cidade Olímpica, em São Luís, Maranhão, de outubro de 2009 a março de 2010. Os instrumentos da coleta de dados foram prontuários médicos, entrevistas semiestruturadas aplicadas em domicílio com pais, observação participante e visita domiciliar. RESULTADOS: A maioria das mães pesquisadas era adolescente, solteira, do lar, com ensino fundamental incompleto e renda familiar de 0 a 0,5 salário mínimo. As principais dificuldades encontradas foram: despreparo em educar os filhos, baixo nível de resolutividade das situações cotidianas e ausência paterna na convivência familiar. Analisou-se o modo como as mães associam as carências ambientais e o desenvolvimento infantil normal. CONCLUSÕES: As mães apresentaram percepção relativa ao ambiente em que seus filhos vivem e que a falta de estimulação nestes ambientes interfere no desenvolvimento de tais crianças. Observou-se, assim, a necessidade de melhora dos níveis de estimulação e dos vínculos entre criança, família e profissionais de saúde.

  18. Estimulação cerebral na promoção da saúde e melhoria do desempenho físico Brain stimulation for health and exercise performance improvement

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    Alexandre Hideki Okano

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O avanço tecnológico das últimas décadas tem proporcionado o uso eficaz de técnicas não-invasivas na neuromodulação cerebral. Atualmente, as principais técnicas de neuromodulação são a estimulação magnética transcraniana (EMT e a estimulação transcraniana por corrente contínua (ETCC. Por meio de revisão da literatura, o presente estudo aborda: a história da estimulação cerebral; b mecanismos de ação estudados através da neurofisiologia motora, farmacologia, neuroimagem e animais experimentais; c perspectivas de aplicações da estimulação cerebral para promoção da saúde e melhoria do desempenho físico, incluindo o controle autonômico cardíaco e hipotensão pós-exercício, o controle de apetite e a modulação da fadiga e desempenho físico; e d aspectos de segurança referentes ao uso da ETCC. Dessa forma, a ETCC parece ser uma técnica efetiva e segura para modular a função cerebral e podemos vislumbrar algumas perspectivas de aplicação no âmbito da ingestão alimentar, saúde cardiovascular e desempenho físico.The technological advances of the last decades have provided the effective use of noninvasive techniques in neuromodulation with concomitant health benefits. Currently, the main neuromodulation techniques are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS. Through literature review, this study addresses the a history of brain stimulation and the b mechanisms of action studied by motor neurophysiology, pharmacology, neuroimaging, and experimental animals. Moreover, it is presented the c perspectives for applications of brain stimulation for promoting health and improving physical performance, including cardiac autonomic control and post-exercise hypotension, control and modulation of appetite, fatigue and physical performance. Finally, we describe d the security aspects related to the use of tDCS. Thus, tDCS seems to be an effective and safe technique to

  19. Comparação dos efeitos da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea e da hidroterapia na dor, flexibilidade e qualidade de vida de pacientes com fibromialgia

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    Silva,Tatiana Fernandes Gomes da; Suda,Eneida Yuri; Marçulo,Camila Aparecida; Paes,Fábio Henrique da Silva; Pinheiro,Gisele Targino

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    Este estudo visou comparar a eficácia da hidroterapia e da estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo (TENS) na melhora da sintomatologia de pacientes com fibromialgia Participaram do estudo 10 sujeitos com fibromialgia (48,8±9,8 anos) divididos em dois grupos: um tratado com hidroterapia e outro com TENS. Todos foram avaliados antes e após o tratamento quanto à flexibilidade (pelo índice terceiro dedo-solo), dor (por escala visual-analógica), qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (pelos ques...

  20. A lesão do trato de Lissauer e do corno posterior da substância cinzenta da medula espinal e a estimulação elétrica do sistema nervoso central para o tratamento da dor por avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial

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    TEIXEIRA MANOEL JACOBSON; SOUZA EVANDRO CÉSAR DE; YENG LIN TCHIA; PEREIRA WALTER CARLOS

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    Descrevemos os resultados do tratamento operatório de 10 doentes com dor resultante de avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial. Sete foram tratados pela técnica de lesão do trato de Lissauer (TL) e do corno posterior da medula espinal (CPME), 4 pela técnica de estimulação elétrica da medula espinal (EM) e 2 pela técnica de estimulação talâmica (ET). Três doentes foram tratados por ambos os procedimentos. Foi observada melhora imediata em 50% dos doentes com a técnica de estimulação medular e em a...

  1. Dores lombossacrais: efeitos da auto-estimulação sensorial cutânea = Low-back-pain: effects of self sensorial cutaneous stimulation

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    Fernandes, Ivan Dávila

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: O presente estudo testou a eficácia de um método de auto-estimulação sensorial cutânea (AESC com a utilização de um instrumento composto de uma esponja vegetal acoplada com alças, em pacientes em tratamento fisioterapêutico para dores lombossacrais. Materiais e Métodos: 21 mulheres foram divididas, por sorteio, em 2 grupos. O controle foi submetido a dez minutos de termoterapia por calor superficial e dez minutos de massoterapia na região lombossacral. O grupo experimental recebeu metade do tempo de massoterapia e foi instruído a praticar a AESC. Os instrumentos de avaliação foram: questionário sobre intensidade e frequência da dor, Escala Análogovisual de dor e dolorímetro para avaliação do limiar de dor em seis pontos gatilho (PG. Resultados: Os resultados obtidos não foram estatisticamente significativos em todos os instrumentos para o grupo controle. No entanto, demonstraram diferenças estatisticamente significativas no pós-teste, para o grupo experimental, em: intensidade e frequência da dor nas regiões lombar (p=0,018, p=0,011, glútea (p=0,012, p=0,040, glúteos e pernas (p=0,007, p=0,011; Escala de Dor (p=0,032; PG1 (p=0,032, PG2 (p=0,050, PG3 (p=0,021, PG4 (p=0,044, PG5 (p=0,005 e PG6 (p=0,021. Na análise intergrupos houve redução da intensidade (p=0,043 e frequência (p=0,029 da dor na região glútea. Os dados referentes à aplicação do dolorímetro demonstraram diferenças significativas nos músculos glúteo médio PG5 (p=0,010 e glúteo máximo à direita PG6 (p=0,036 para o grupo experimental. Conclusão: Sugere-se que a AESC possa ser um instrumento eficaz para a diminuição da intensidade e da frequência das dores lombossacrais, em especial na região glútea

  2. Tratamentos não farmacológicos na estimulação da osteogênese Non-pharmacological treatments in the stimulation of osteogenesis

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    Daniela CL Carvalho

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available A carga mecânica provoca microdeformações ósseas, que estimulam células osteoblásticas e, conseqüentemente, promovem adaptações nos ossos, muitas vezes relacionadas com uma menor reabsorção óssea e um aumento na formação óssea local. No entanto, o estímulo para formação óssea depende do número e freqüência das deformações aplicadas no osso. Concomitantemente aos estímulos ósseos providos pelas cargas mecânicas, é importante uma dieta rica em cálcio, a qual também beneficia o aumento da massa óssea. Entretanto, existem também outros métodos não farmacológicos, como o ultra-som pulsado de baixa intensidade, a estimulação elétrica e o laser, que já mostraram efeitos positivos na promoção da osteogênese. Assim, realizou-se um levantamento na literatura, no período de 1982 a 2001, sobre esses métodos não farmacológicos com o objetivo de avaliar tais métodos alternativos, que ajudam no aumento da massa óssea ou no estímulo à osteogênese.Mechanical loads cause bone deformation leading to bone resorption and an increase in local bone formation. However, the stimulus for bone formation depends on the amount and frequency of bone deformation. High calcium intake is required to increase bone formation. There are also non-pharmacological treatments, such as electrical stimulation, low-intensity ultrasound, and laser, which revealed to promote osteogenesis. The article intends to evaluate non-pharmacological, alternative methods which assist in the increase of bone formation or in the osteogenic stimulus. A literature review was carried out for the period between 1982 to 2001.

  3. Experiência inicial da estimulação cardíaca artificial com marcapasso VDD de eletrodo único

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    Leonardo Augusto D'Ávila GONÇALVES

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo é avaliar o desempenho do marcapasso VDD com eletrodo único Dromos-Biotronic. Casuística e Métodos: Num período de 12 meses foram realizados 21 implantes de sistemas VDD com eletrodo único, no Instituto do Coração do Hospital Madre Teresa. Onze pacientes eram do sexo feminino, a média de idades foi de 59,8 anos (16 a 77. Todos os pacientes apresentavam bloqueio atrioventricular (BAV avançado (BAV total e BAV segundo grau. A miocardiopatia chagásica foi a etiologia de maior prevalência (76,1%, seguido de pós-cirúrgico (14,3%, miocardioesclerose (4,7% e de etiologia desconhecida (4,7%. Os pacientes utilizaram eletrodo SL 60-/13-UP Biotronic. A técnica de implante foi a tradicional para implantes VVI endocavitários, apenas com o cuidado de posicionar os anéis de "sensing" atrial em posição alta ou médio-alta no átrio e medir os potenciais desta cavidade. A avaliação pós-operatória foi realizada a nível ambulatorial, no terceiro mês de pós-operatório, constando de análise telemétrica, ecocardiográfica e teste de esforço em esteira, para avaliação da função ventricular, tolerância ao exercício e manutenção do sincronismo AV no repouso e durante movimento. Resultados: A análise telemétrica demonstrou boa captura atrial no repouso em todos os pacientes (100%. O teste de limiar de sensibilidade atrial revelou onda "P" média de 1,27 mV, sendo que apenas um paciente tinha sensibilidade atrial reprogramada para 0,1 mV devido a perda de captura dependente de posição; os demais pacientes foram mantidos com programação à nominal deste parâmetro (0,2 mV. A ecocardiografia revelou melhora da fração de ejeção em 71,4% dos pacientes e 90,47% relataram melhora funcional (NYHA. Ao teste de esforço 95,23% dos pacientes mantiveram o sincronismo AV no pico do esforço. Conclusão: A estimulação cardíaca artificial em VDD com eletrodo único demonstrou excelente alternativa

  4. Estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta: uma alternativa promissora para o tratamento da depressão maior? Transcranial direct current stimulation: a promising alternative for the treatment of major depression?

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    Marcelo T. Berlim

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Nos últimos anos, uma série de novos tratamentos somáticos não-farmacológicos vem sendo desenvolvida para o tratamento da depressão maior e de outros transtornos neuropsiquiátricos. Dentre esses, um dos mais promissores é a estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta. MÉTODO: Para a presente revisão da literatura consultou-se o PubMed entre janeiro de 1985 e fevereiro de 2009. Os artigos deveriam ser publicados em língua inglesa e deveriam abordar princípios gerais da estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta e sua utilização na depressão maior. DISCUSSÃO: Os protocolos atuais de estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta para o tratamento da depressão maior envolvem a aplicação de dois eletrodos-esponja no escalpo. Em geral, o eletrodo positivo é aplicado na região sobrejacente ao córtex pré-frontal dorsolateral esquerdo (região F3 do Sistema Internacional 10/20 para eletroencefalograma e o eletrodo negativo é aplicado na região sobrejacente à área supra-orbital direita. Uma corrente elétrica direta de 1-2 mA é então aplicada entre os dois eletrodos por cerca 20 minutos, sendo as sessões de estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta realizadas diariamente durante uma a duas semanas. Estudos iniciais (incluindo um ensaio clínico randomizado, duplo-cego e controlado por placebo demonstraram que a estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta é efetiva no tratamento da depressão maior não-complicada e que essa técnica, quando utilizada em pacientes deprimidos, está associada com melhoras na performance cognitiva (incluindo na memória de trabalho. Por fim, a estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta é segura e bem tolerada. CONCLUSÃO: Investigações recentes demonstram que a estimulação transcraniana por corrente direta é um importante método neuromodulatório que pode ser útil no tratamento de pacientes deprimidos. Contudo, novos estudos são necessários para

  5. Risk factors for unpleasant paresthesiae induced by paresthesiae - producing deep brain stimulation Fatores de risco para parestesia dolorosa induzida por estimulação cerebral profuda em sítios produtores de parestesia

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    Osvaldo Vilela Filho

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    Full Text Available Paresthesiae-producing deep brain stimulation (stimulation of ventrocaudal nucleus - VC, medial lemniscus - ML or internal capsule - IC is one of the few procedures to treat the steady element of neural injury pain (NIP currently available. Reviewing the first 60 patients with NIP submitted to deep brain stimulation (DBS from 1978 to 1991 at the Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, we observed that 6 patients complained of unpleasant paresthesiae with paresthesiae-producing DBS, preventing permanent electrode implantation in all of them. Such patients accounted for 15% of the failures (6 out of 40 failures in our series. In an attempt to improve patient selection, we reviewed our patients considering a number of parameters in order to determine risk factors for unpleasant paresthesiae elicited by paresthesiae-producing DBS. The results showed that this response happenned only in patients with brain central pain complaining of evoked pain, secondary to a supratentorial lesion. Age, sex, duration of pain, quality of the steady pain, size of the causative lesion and site (VC,ML,IC and type (micro or macroelectrode of surgical exploration were not important factors. Unpleasant paresthesiae in response to dorsal column stimulation, restricted thalamic lesion on computed tomography and the occurrence of associated intermittent pain were considered major risk factors in this subset of patients and the presence of cold allodynia or hyperpathia in isolation and the absence of sensory loss were considered minor risk factors. It is our hope that the criteria here established will improve patient selection and so, the overall results of DBS.A estimulação cerebral profunda (ECP de sítios cuja estimulação elicita parestesia (núcleo talâmico ventrocaudal - VC, lemnisco medial - LM e cápsula interna - CI é um dos poucos métodos atualmente disponíveis para o tratamento do elemento constante da dor por injúria neural (DIN

  6. Estimulação calórica gelada com ar nas vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas com nistagmo espontâneo Ice air caloric test in chronic peripheral vestibular dysfunction with spontaneous nystagmus

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    Flavia Silveira dos Santos Cabral

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: analisar o efeito da estimulação gelada com ar a 10ºC sobre o nistagmo pós-calórico em pacientes com vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas que apresentam nistagmo espontâneo com olhos fechados. MÉTODOS: 61 pacientes foram submetidos às estimulações com ar a 42, 18 e 10ºC. RESULTADOS: em 42 casos (69,8% foram encontrados valores anormais de preponderância direcional e/ou de predomínio labiríntico a 42 e 18ºC. A prova a 10ºC apresentou valores de assimetria dentro dos padrões de normalidade em 52,5% dos casos e valores anormais de assimetria em 16,4% (p=0,012, confirmou hiporreflexia unilateral em 11,5% e identificou anormalidades não evidenciadas a 42 e 18ºC em 8,2%. CONCLUSÃO: a estimulação gelada com ar a 10ºC possibilitou retirar a influência do nistagmo espontâneo de olhos fechados sobre o nistagmo pós-calórico em pacientes com vestibulopatias periféricas crônicas.PURPOSE: to analyze the effect of air caloric stimulation at 10ºC on the post-caloric responses in patients with chronic peripheral dysfunction who presented spontaneous nystagmus with the eyes closed. METHODS: 61 patients with spontaneous nystagmus with closed eyes were submitted to air caloric stimulation under the following temperatures: 42, 18 and 10ºC. RESULTS: in 42 patients (69.8%, abnormal values of directional preponderance and / or unilateral hypoexcitability were observed following the 42ºC and 18ºC stimulations. For the 10ºC stimulations an asymmetry within normal limits was seen in 52.5% of the patients, while abnormal values were seen in 16.4% (p=0.012. Unilateral hypoexcitability was confirmed in 11.5% of the cases. In 8.2% of the patients there were abnormal findings not evidenced under 42ºC and 18ºC stimulations. CONCLUSION: in patients with chronic peripheral labyrinthine disorders who show spontaneous nystagmus with closed eyes, the 10ºC caloric test makes it possible to remove the influence of the spontaneous

  7. Estimulação tátil-cinestésica: uma integração entre pele e sistema endócrino? Tactile-kinesthetic stimulation: integration between skin and endocrine system?

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    Monalisa C. Fogaça

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta-se uma revisão da literatura sobre os aspectos neuroendócrinos da pele e as conseqüências da estimulação tátil-cinestésica sobre o córtex adrenal. Os artigos foram identificados a partir das bases de dados MEDLINE e LILACS, usando as palavras-chave "córtex supra-renal", "pele", "massagem", "lactentes", "glicocorticóide" e "ritmo circadiano". O período pesquisado foi de 1990 a 2003. Foram também consultados artigos de destaque publicados antes desse período. Estudos reconhecem o hipotálamo, a hipófise e a glândula adrenal como órgãos dinâmicos durante o desenvolvimento fetal e neonatal, e que respostas de estresse estão presentes ao nascer. A maioria dos estudos revisados, utilizando a estimulação tátil-cinestésica, seja em humanos ou animais, evidencia a capacidade da pele em metabolizar, coordenar e organizar estímulos externos, procurando manter a homeostase interna e externa, demonstrando a interação entre sistema neuroendócrino e a pele. A estimulação tátil-cinestésica parece ter um efeito sobre a reatividade hormonal, porém essa questão merece uma investigação mais aprofundada.A literature review on skin neuroendocrine aspects and the consequences of the tactile- kinesthetic stimulation on the adrenal cortex are presented. The articles were identified through MEDLINE and LILACS data bases, using the keywords "suprarenal cortex", "skin", "massage", "infants", "glucocorticoid" and "circadian rhythm". Single articles published between 1990 and 2003 were considered, as well as outstanding ones prior to this period. Studies recognize that the hypothalamus, the pituitary and the adrenal gland are dynamic organs during fetal and neonatal development, and that stress responses are active at birth. Most of the studies reviewed, using tactile-kinesthetic stimulation, both in humans and animals, confirm skin's ability to metabolize, coordinate and organize external stimuli, attempting to maintain both

  8. Estimulação elétrica neuromuscular na reversão da ossificação heterotópica Neuromuscular electric stimulation in heterotropic ossification regression

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    Daniel Bechara Jacob Ferreira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A ossificação heterotópica é uma complicação freqüente após a lesão medular. Os avanços graduais no campo da fisiopatologia, reabilitação e novos métodos de tratamento são uma esperança para a reversão do quadro clínico do lesado medular num futuro próximo. O objetivo desse estudo é avaliar a resposta da ossificação heterotópica das articulações coxo femorais à estimulação elétrica neuromuscular em pacientes tetraplégicos após trauma raquimedular. Seis pacientes foram submetidos à estimulação elétrica neuromuscular por um período médio de 16,6 meses, sendo avaliados radiologicamente. Foi identificada a melhora radiológica em dois pacientes e a não progressão do quadro nos demais. A estimulação elétrica neuromuscular em lesados medulares pode ser um método válido no tratamento da ossificação heterotópica e prevenção de sua progressão.Heterotropic ossification is a common complication after spinal cord injury. Gradual advancements in the physiopathology and rehabilitation fields, and new treatment methods are a hope for the recovery of the clinical picture of injured individuals in the near future. The objective of this study was to evaluate the heterotropic ossification response of the thigh-femoral joints to neuromuscular electric stimulation in tetraplegic patients after rachial-medullar trauma. Six patients were submitted to neuromuscular electric stimulation for an average period of 16.6 months, being evaluated for X-ray imaging. Improvements on X-ray images were identified in two patients and the non-progression of the picture was observed in the remaining patients. Neuromuscular electric stimulation in spinal cord-injured individuals could be a useful method for treating heterotropic ossification and related progression prevention.

  9. Estimulação elétrica neuromuscular em cães com atrofia muscular induzida Neuromuscular electric stimulation in dogs with induced muscle atrophy

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    C. Pelizzari

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Empregou-se a estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM de baixa freqüência no músculo quadríceps femoral de cães com atrofia induzida e avaliou-se a ocorrência de ganho de massa nessa musculatura. Foram utilizados oito cães com pesos entre 15 e 30kg, distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois grupos denominados de I ou controle e II ou tratado. A articulação femorotibiopatelar esquerda foi imobilizada por 30 dias pelo método de transfixação percutânea tipo II, com retirada de aparelho de imobilização após esse período. Decorridas 48 horas da remoção, foi realizada a EENM nos cães do grupo II, cinco vezes por semana, com intervalo de 24 horas cada sessão, pelo período de 60 dias. Foram avaliadas a circunferência da coxa, a goniometria do joelho, a análise clínica da marcha, as enzimas creatina-quinase (CK e aspartato-amino-transferase (AST e a morfometria das fibras musculares em cortes transversais do músculo vasto lateral colhido mediante biópsia muscular. A EENM foi empregada no músculo quadríceps femoral na freqüência de 50Hz, duração de pulso de 300 milisegundos e relação de tempo on/off de 1:2. Quanto à morfometria das fibras do músculo vasto lateral, no grupo tratado houve aumento significativo (PLow frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES was used on the femoral quadriceps of dogs with induced muscular atrophy and the occurrence of gain in mass in these muscles was evaluated. Eight dogs from 15 to 30kg were randomly distributed in two groups named I, or control; and II, or treated. For the induction of muscular atrophy, the left femoral-tibial-patellar joint was immobilized for 30 days by percutaneous transfixation type II. After 30 days, the immobilization device was removed. The NMES treatment began 48 hours after the removal of the immobilization device of the dogs of group II, and it was carried out five times per week with an interval of 24 hours between each session, for 60 days. The

  10. Vasorreactividad a adenosina en los pacientes con hipertensión pulmonar arterial: Prevalencia y respuesta clínica, funcional y hemodinámica al tratamiento con diltiazem Acute vasodilatador test using adenosine in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension: Prevalence and clinical, functional and hemodynamic response after diltiazem treatment

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    MÓNICA ZAGOLÍN B

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Hipertensión Pulmonar Arterial (HAP es una entidad grave y progresiva. El estudio hemodinámica (EH permite certificar el diagnóstico y evaluar la vasorreactividad mediante adenosina. Los pacientes vaso-reactivos podrían responder a terapia con diltiazem. No existe información nacional al respecto. En nuestro programa todo paciente con sospecha de HAP es sometido a EH diagnóstico y de vasorreactividad. Los positivos son tratados con diltiazem y seguidos semestralmente según capacidad funcional (CF y con test de caminata. Al 6º mes se efectúa un 2º EH. Entre 2003-2008, 6/54 (11% de los pacientes con HAP fueron vasorreactivos. Todas mujeres, 45 ± 14 años, 4 con HPA idiopática, 4 en CFIII y 2 en CFII. A los 2 años, todos mejoraron clínicamente. La distancia recorrida aumentó significativamente en los meses 12 y 24 en 83 y 87 m respectivamente. Todas las variables hemodinámicas mejoraron. La terapia con diltiazem es efectiva en los pacientes vaso-reactivos lo que justifica usar el test de vasorreactividad.Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH is a severe and progressive disease. Invasive hemodynamic study (HS is required to confirm the diagnosis of PAH and to perform the vasodilator test (VT with adenosine. Vasodilator acute responders (VAR may have a sustained benefit with diltiazem. There is not national information regarding these issues. All patients with probable PAH were evaluated with HS and VT. VAR were treated with diltiazem and followed up with functional class score (FC and 6 minute walk test. After 6 months, a second HS was performed. Results: Between 2003 and 2008, 6/54 (11% were VAR. All were women, 45 ± 14 years oíd, 4 with idiopathic PAH, 4 in FCIII and 2 in FCII. After two years of treatment, all patients clinically improved. Walked distance significantly increased by 83 and 87 m at month 12 and 24 respectively. Hemodynamic parameters also improved. Therapy with diltiazem is effective in VAR patients supporting

  11. Terapia fonológica a partir da estimulação de sons isolados e em conjunto Phonological therapy based on the stimulation of single sounds and groups of sounds

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    Karina Carlesso Pagliarin

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se a estimulação de sons em conjunto resulta em maiores mudanças fonológicas do que a estimulação de sons isoladamente e analisar a ocorrência de generalização para dentro de uma classe e para outras classes de sons. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi composta por dez sujeitos com desvio fonológico, com idades entre 4 anos e 8 meses a 7 anos e 3 meses, distribuídos em dois grupos. O Grupo 1 (G1 foi tratado pelo modelo de Oposições Múltiplas e o Grupo 2 (G2 pelo modelo ABAB-Retirada e Provas Múltiplas. O tratamento do G1 constou da estimulação do contraste de vários sons apresentados em conjunto enquanto que o tratamento do G2 envolveu a estimulação de apenas um som-alvo por ciclo de tratamento. Foi analisado o número de sons ausentes e a ocorrência de generalização para dentro de uma classe e para outras classes de sons pré e pós-tratamento. Os dados foram analisados estatisticamente; também foi realizada análise descritiva. RESULTADOS: O G1 adquiriu maior número de sons que o G2; entretanto não houve diferença significativa. Em relação à generalização dentro da classe de sons, o G1 apresentou maiores mudanças, enquanto a generalização para outras classes foi maior para o G2; entretanto, não houve diferença estatística em nenhum desses resultados. CONCLUSÃO: Ambos os métodos favoreceram mudanças no sistema fonológico das crianças estudadas, levando à aquisição de fonemas e a generalizações. Não há diferença entre eles na efetividade do tratamento.PURPOSE: To verify whether the stimulation of groups of sounds results in greater phonological changes than the stimulation of single sounds, and to analyze the occurrence of generalization across and within sound classes. METHODS: The sample comprised ten children with phonological disorders, with ages between 4 years and 8 months and 7 years and 3 months, divided into two groups. Group 1 (G1 was treated by the Multiple Oppositions

  12. Efeito agudo da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea no metaboreflexo muscular e variabilidade da frequência cardíaca em indivíduos saudáveis

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    Introdução: A estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) aumenta o fluxo sanguíneo regional quando aplicada em intensidade suficiente para causar contração na musculatura. Ainda no se sabe se a aumento no fluxo sanguíneo provocado pela TENS pode ser causado pela inibição da atividade simpática mediada pelo metaboreflexo muscular. Objetivo: Verificar se ocorre atenuação do metaboreflexo 'muscular, e se esta deve-se em parte a inibição da atividade simpática. Métodos: Onze sujeitos saudáv...

  13. Influência do momento de aplicação da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) como recurso analgésico em herniorrafias inguinais

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    Danilo Ribeiro Guerra

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    Introdução. O uso da Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transcutânea (TENS) para o tratamento da dor pós-operatória tem sido objeto de estudo há alguns anos. Todavia, em quase a totalidade dos trabalhos, a TENS foi aplicada somente após os procedimentos cirúrgicos, à exceção de uma única pesquisa em que foi empregada no período pré-operatório. Em ambas as situações, esse recurso foi eficiente para o tratamento da dor, seja por meio da redução da sua intensidade ou do consumo de analgésicos. Porém, ...

  14. Efeitos da crioterapia, estimulação elétrica transcutânea e da sua associação na atividade elétrica do nervo femoral em ratos

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    Santuzzi,CH; Gonçalves,WLS; Rocha,SS; Castro,MEC; Gouvea,SA; Abreu,GR

    2008-01-01

    CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: Relatos clínicos sugerem que a associação terapêutica entre crioterapia (CRIO) e estimulação elétrica transcutânea (TENS) favorece analgesia local. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a atividade elétrica do nervo femoral (ANF), em repouso e durante a aplicação isolada, e associada de TENS e CRIO em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados nove ratos (Wistar) adultos com peso de ±300g. Após anestesia (Uretana, 1mg/g i.p.), o nervo femoral direito foi isolado para registro da ANF basal e durante as mo...

  15. Estudo comparativo das estimulações ventricular direita e biventricular no pós-operatório de revascularização miocárdica

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    ALBUQUERQUE Luciano C.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Nos anos recentes, a ressincronização ventricular tem sido proposta como adjuvante no tratamento da insuficiência cardíaca congestiva. O objetivo deste estudo é comparar as alterações eletrocardiográficas e o efeito hemodinâmico imediato das estimulações ventricular direita (EVD e biventricular (EBV, no pós-operatório de operação de revascularização miocárdica (CRM com circulação extracorpórea (CEC. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Em um ensaio clínico cruzado, 13 pacientes com doença coronária multiarterial, e fração de ejeção inferior a 50%, foram submetidos a estimulação epicárdica temporária univentricular direita e biventricular, no 5° dia de pós-operatório. As variáveis analisadas foram duração do complexo QRS, dimensões do átrio esquerdo (AE e ventrículo esquerdo (VE, fração de encurtamento do VE (delta D e fração de ejeção do VE. Os grupos foram comparados através do teste de t de Student para amostras pareadas, considerando-se nível de significância de 0,05. RESULTADOS: A duração média do complexo QRS foi de 185±26 ms durante a EVD, e de 126±37 ms com a EBV (p<0,001. O diâmetro médio do AE com a EVD foi de 40±4 mm, e de 35±4 mm na EBV (p<0,001. As médias dos diâmetros diastólico e sistólico finais do VE foram, respectivamente, de 49±13 mm e 59±11 mm com a EVD, e de 42±12 mm e 52±10 mm durante a EBV (p<0,001. A delta D média do VE determinada pela EVD foi de 18±7%, e de 22±8% com a EBV (p=0,017. A fração de ejeção média do VE com a EVD foi de 33±14%, e de 46±17% durante a EBV (p<0,001. CONCLUSÃO: No modelo estudado, a estimulação biventricular temporária determinou melhora significativa do desempenho hemodinâmico, em comparação à estimulação ventricular direita, e um complexo QRS com duração próxima à fisiológica.

  16. O uso da estimulação magnética transcraniana de baixa frequência no tratamento da depressão no Hospital Universitário de Brasília: achados preliminares

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    Brasil-Neto Joaquim P.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo relata o uso da estimulação magnética transcraniana de baixa frequência sobre o córtex pré-frontal direito em três pacientes com diagnóstico de episódio depressivo maior, de acordo com o DSM - IV. Houve melhora significativa em dois pacientes, com diminuição de mais de 50% na pontuação da escala de Hamilton - 17 itens. São feitas considerações acerca de possíveis indicações e limitações do seu uso clínico, bem como sugestões ao protocolo de uso desta técnica. Também são discutidos fatores socioeconômicos relacionados a esta terapia.

  17. Estimulação cerebral profunda no núcleo subtalâmico para doença de Parkinson Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleous in Parkinson's disease

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    José Augusto Nasser

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentamos os resultados preliminares da estimulação cerebral profunda crônica no núcleo subtalâmico para os sintomas motores da doença de Parkinson. MÉTODO: 8 pacientes com doença de Parkinson há mais de 5 anos, apresentando tremor incapacitante, oligocinesia e rigidez acentuada com predomínio unilateral, 3 à direita e um à esquerda, refratários �� medicação adequada, foram submetidos ao implante bilateral de eletrodo cerebral profundo permanente subtalâmico, Itrell 2. Estes pacientes foram avaliados segundo as escalas: UPDRS, Schwab e England. RESULTADOS: Os resultados preliminares (6 meses, mostraram melhora significativa dos sinais e sintomas avaliados pelas escalas acima. Não houve complicações com os procedimentos. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados preliminares indicam que a estimulação subtalâmica é uma boa opção terapêutica, estando de acordo com os resultados da literatura.We present the preliminary results in patients well selected to be implanted by deep brain stimulation (DBS for Parkinsons's disease (PD. METHODS: 8 PD patients with disabled tremor, akinetic/bradikinetic and rigidity, in spite of best therapeutic assay with poor response were referred to surgery. It was implanted DBS Itrell 2. Theses patients were evaluated by the following scales: UPDRS, Schwab and England. RESULTS: The preliminary results in 6 months showed significant improvement of motor performance and it is shown by the scores. There were no complications so far with these procedures. CONCLUSION: The preliminary results indicate that DBS is highly effective, with benefit to those patients and it is according to literature.

  18. Influência da estimulação sensório-motora-oral em recém-nascidos pré-termo Influence of sensory-motor-oral stimulation on preterm newborns

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    Patricia Pereira Costa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar a influência da estimulação sensório-motora-oral em recém-nascidos pré-termo. MÉTODOS: a amostra constou de 28 recém-nascidos pré-termo internados na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal de um Hospital Universitário. Os sujeitos foram alocados em dois grupos, o estimulado e o controle. O grupo estimulado recebeu estimulação sensório-motora-oral duas vezes por dia. Realizaram-se duas avaliações, mensurando frequência respiratória e cardíaca, taxa de transferência, tempo de transição entre sonda e via oral plena, bem como incremento de peso. Os resultados foram analisados por meio do software STATA (10, comparando-se os grupos com o Teste T Student independente (pPURPOSE: to evaluate the influence of a sensory-motor-oral stimulation in preterm newborns. METHODS: twenty-eight preterm newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit of a University Hospital were randomly placed into stimulated and control groups. The stimulated group received a sensory-motor-oral stimulation twice a day. There were two ratings, measuring respiratory rate and heart rate, transfer tax, transition time between tube and oral feeding and weight increase. The results were analyzed through STATA 10 software, and the groups were compared through the Independent T Student Test (p<0,05. RESULTS: no statistically significant difference was found between the groups. CONCLUSION: there was no influence of sensory-motor-oral stimulation on the evaluated parameters.

  19. O retorno da estimulação cerebral na terapêutica dos transtornos neuropsiquiátricos: o papel da estimulação magnética transcraniana na prática clínica The answer of the transcranial magnetic stimulation in the brain desordes: transcranial magnetic stimulation in the clinical practice

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    Felipe Fregni

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Estimulação magnética transcraniana (EMT é uma nova técnica capaz de estimular o cérebro humano com algumas vantagens sobre as já existentes. A EMT é indolor, não-invasiva, simples de ser aplicada e, mais importante, é considerada de baixo risco para pesquisas em seres humanos. Essa nova ferramenta tem sido proposta para ser usada como tratamento de diversas doenças neurológicas e psiquiátricas. A EMT pode atuar modulando a excitabilidade cortical no cérebro humano. Portanto, essa técnica pode ser usada no tratamento de patologias cerebrais que cursem com alterações de excitabilidade cortical, como epilepsia, acidente vascular cerebral, distonia, doença de Parkinson, depressão e esquizofrenia. Alguns desses transtornos têm sido extensivamente estudados, tal como a depressão, porém os resultados ainda não permitem a aplicação desse método na prática clínica. Entretanto, no futuro, a EMT pode se tornar uma poderosa ferramenta na terapêutica em neuropsiquiatria. O objetivo do autor nesta revisão foi de apresentar os princípios básicos da EMT e discutir os resultados preliminares dos estudos publicados sobre o uso dessa técnica no tratamento das doenças psiquiátricas e neurológicas.Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS is a new technique capable of stimulating the brain with some advantages over existing ones. TMS is painless, non-invasive, simple to apply and, more importantly, it is considered of low risk for research in human. This new tool has been proposed to be used in several neurologic and psychiatric diseases. The mechanism of TMS action might be based on the modulation of cortical brain excitability. Therefore, brain disorders with cortical excitability dysfunction such as epilepsy, stroke, distonia, Parkinson disease, depression and schizophrenia may be benefited from this method. Some of these disorders have been extensively studied during the last decade - such as depression - but the results to date

  20. Dores lombossacrais: efeitos da auto-estimulação sensorial cutânea Low-back-pain: effects of self sensorial cutaneous stimulation

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    Jorge Luiz de Souza

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: O presente estudo testou a eficácia de um método de auto-estimulação sensorial cutânea (AESC com a utilização de um instrumento composto de uma esponja vegetal acoplada com alças, em pacientes em tratamento fisioterapêutico para dores lombossacrais. Materiais e Métodos: 21 mulheres foram divididas, por sorteio, em 2 grupos. O controle foi submetido a dez minutos de termoterapia por calor superficial e dez minutos de massoterapia na região lombossacral. O grupo experimental recebeu metade do tempo de massoterapia e foi instruído a praticar a AESC. Os instrumentos de avaliação foram: questionário sobre intensidade e frequência da dor, Escala Análogovisual de dor e dolorímetro para avaliação do limiar de dor em seis pontos gatilho (PG. Resultados: Os resultados obtidos não foram estatisticamente significativos em todos os instrumentos para o grupo controle. No entanto, demonstraram diferenças estatisticamente significativas no pós-teste, para o grupo experimental, em: intensidade e frequência da dor nas regiões lombar (p=0,018, p=0,011, glútea (p=0,012, p=0,040, glúteos e pernas (p=0,007, p=0,011; Escala de Dor (p=0,032; PG1 (p=0,032, PG2 (p=0,050, PG3 (p=0,021, PG4 (p=0,044, PG5 (p=0,005 e PG6 (p=0,021. Na análise intergrupos houve redução da intensidade (p=0,043 e frequência (p=0,029 da dor na região glútea. Os dados referentes à aplicação do dolorímetro demonstraram diferenças significativas nos músculos glúteo médio PG5 (p=0,010 e glúteo máximo à direita PG6 (p=0,036 para o grupo experimental. Conclusão: Sugere-se que a AESC possa ser um instrumento eficaz para a diminuição da intensidade e da frequência das dores lombossacrais, em especial na região glútea.Objective: This study aimed at testing the accuracy of a Sensorial Cutaneous Self-Stimulation (SCSS method with the use of an instrument composed of a sponge plant coupled with handles, in patients undergoing physiotherapeutic

  1. A lesão do trato de Lissauer e do corno posterior da substância cinzenta da medula espinal e a estimulação elétrica do sistema nervoso central para o tratamento da dor por avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial DREZ lesions and electrical stimulation of the central nervous system for treatment of brachial plexus avulsion pain

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    MANOEL JACOBSON TEIXEIRA; EVANDRO CÉSAR DE SOUZA; LIN TCHIA YENG; WALTER CARLOS PEREIRA

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    Descrevemos os resultados do tratamento operatório de 10 doentes com dor resultante de avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial. Sete foram tratados pela técnica de lesão do trato de Lissauer (TL) e do corno posterior da medula espinal (CPME), 4 pela técnica de estimulação elétrica da medula espinal (EM) e 2 pela técnica de estimulação talâmica (ET). Três doentes foram tratados por ambos os procedimentos. Foi observada melhora imediata em 50% dos doentes com a técnica de estimulação medular e em a...

  2. Comparação do índice de desconforto sensorial durante a estimulação elétrica neuromuscular com correntes excitomotoras de baixa e média frequência em mulheres saudáveis Comparison of the sensory discomfort index during neuromuscular electrical stimulation with low and medium excitomotor frequencies in healthy women

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    Richard Eloin Liebano

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A estimulação elétrica neuromuscular é uma estratégia clínica para aumento da performance muscular. Sabe-se que um dos principais fatores limitantes da estimulação elétrica para aumento de força é o desconforto causado pelas correntes utilizadas. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o nível de desconforto sensorial causado por correntes de baixa e média freqüência na estimulação elétrica neuromuscular do músculo quadríceps femoral. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 45 voluntárias saudáveis com idade entre 18 e 30 anos. Todas as voluntárias foram submetidas à estimulação elétrica com correntes de baixa e média freqüência. A análise do desconforto sensorial foi feita por meio de uma escala visual analógica (EVA. RESULTADOS: Os resultados revelaram um valor médio de 6,1 para o desconforto sensorial na estimulação de baixa freqüência (BF e de 6,4 para a estimulação de média freqüência (MF, não havendo diferença estatisticamente significante entre elas (p = 0,61. Em relação às intensidades utilizadas, a média foi de 45,64mA para a estimulação de BF e 121,67mA na estimulação com a MF, sendo essa diferença estatisticamente significante (p INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is a clinical strategy for increasing of muscular performance. It is known that one of the main limiting factors of the electrical stimulation for strength increase is the discomfort caused by the currents used in the process. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the level of sensory discomfort caused by low and medium frequency currents in the neuromuscular electrical stimulation of the quadriceps femoris muscle. METHODS: Forty-five female healthy volunteers with age between 18 and 30 years participated in the study. All the volunteers were submitted to electrical stimulation with low and medium frequency. Sensory discomfort was measured using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS

  3. Dosagem sérica de adenosina deaminase em lúpus eritematoso sistêmico: ausência de associação com atividade de doença Levels of serum adenosine deaminase in systemic lupus erythematosus: lack of association with disease activity

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    Isabella Lima

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available O lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES é uma doença inflamatória auto-imune, que evolui intercalando períodos de atividade e remissão. OBJETIVO: avaliar a associação da dosagem sérica de adenosina deaminase (ADA e atividade do LES, segundo os critérios do SLEDAI 2K - Systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index. MÉTODOS: avaliou-se 82 pacientes com LES atendidos em um hospital de referência para o tratamento do LES em Salvador, BA, Brasil. A atividade de doença foi determinada pelo SLEDAI 2K e a dosagem sérica da ADA realizada por colorimetria. RESULTADOS: oitenta e uma pacientes (98,78% eram do sexo feminino e a idade média foi de 35,07±11,73 anos. O escore de SLEDAI médio foi de 11,66±5,89; a média de ADA sérica foi de 38,24±13,61U/l; C3 de 91,93±27,39 mg/dl; C4 de 15,17±5,77 mg/dl e a pesquisa de anticorpos anti-DNA nativo (aDNAn foi positiva em 31 casos (37,8%. Não houve correlação entre os níveis séricos de ADA e escore do SLEDAI. A ADA sérica correlacionou-se inversamente com C4 (r=-0,336 e p=0,001. CONCLUSÕES: no presente estudo a dosagem sérica de ADA não se associou a atividade de doença segundo os critérios do SLEDAI 2K, sugerindo que esse teste não deve ser utilizado como marcador de atividade de doença em LES. Esse resultado diverge da maioria dos trabalhos publicados, o que pode ser explicado pela dificuldade de padronização da técnica de dosagem da ADA ou por diferença nas diversas populações estudadas.Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE is an autoimmune inflammatory disease, with a variable course and characterized by periods of remissions and exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between serum adenosine deaminase (ADA levels and disease activity in SLE. METHODS: Eighty two SLE patients seen at Santa Izabel Hospital in Salvador, BA, Brazil, were studied. Disease activity was measured by SLEDAI 2K- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index, and serum ADA was

  4. Auxiliary tools in tuberculosis: The hemolysis in pleural fluids underestimate the values of adenosine deaminase activity determined by the method of Giusti La hemólisis en los fluidos pleurales subestima los valores de actividad de adenosina desaminasa determinados por el método de Giusti

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    C. Coitinho

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The increase of adenosine deaminase (ADA activity in pleural fluids (PF is considered a useful tool in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis. It is known that numerous photometric methods are interfered by the hemolysis, as a result, hemolyzed specimens -or with blood- received in the laboratory are frequently rejected. In order to establish if the values of ADA were affected by the hemolysis or blood, ADA was determined in individual and pooled PF samples with the aggregate of erythrocyte lysate (H or hemolyzed whole blood (HWB from 312 mg/l to 12 g/l (final concentrations of hemoglobin in the samples, and plasma in appropriate dilutions. Negative interferences were caused by the H and HWB, starting already of 500 mg/l with relative errors until 50% in some cases, depending on the ADA activity. Increments of hemoglobin increased the negative interference. The aggregate of plasma increased slightly the ADA activity although it was insufficient for neutralize the negative effect of hemolysis. The clinical significance of the negative interference is in relation to the amount of hemoglobin present in the sample and the ADA activity. Near the cutoff (40 U/l this interference can lead to discard erroneously the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis.El aumento de la adenosina desaminasa (ADA en los líquidos pleurales (LP es considerado una herramienta útil para el diagnóstico de la tuberculosis pleural. Se sabe que numerosos métodos fotométricos son interferidos por la hemólisis, y que muestras hemolisadas o con sangre son frecuentemente rechazadas por el laboratorio. Procuramos establecer si la hemólisis o la presencia de sangre interfieren en la determinación de ADA. Se determinó la ADA en muestras individuales y en mezclas de muestras de LP luego del agregado de lisado eritrocitario o sangre hemolisada, desde 312 mg/l hasta 12 g/l (concentraciones finales de hemoglobina en las muestras, y de plasma en diluciones adecuadas. El lisado

  5. Development of a new experimental model of intramuscular electrical stimulation of the diaphragm in rabbits Desenvolvimento de um novo modelo experimental de estimulação elétrica intramuscular do diafragma em coelhos

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    Rodrigo Guellner Ghedini

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To develop an animal model of diaphragmatic electrical stimulation able to generate an appropriate ventilatory support through the direct implantation of electrodes in the diaphragm (electroventilation. METHODS: Six New Zealand female rabbits (2-3 kg were placed on mechanical ventilation. Then, a laparotomy was performed in order to identify the motor points in each hemidiaphragm, followed by the implantation of the electrodes for diaphragmatic stimulation. We tested two types of electrodes according to the conduction of electrical stimulation: unipolar and bipolar. The electrodes were placed on different occasions in the same animals and tested with current intensities of 20, 26 and 32 mA. Each current intensity was repeated three times for 10 respiratory cycles with 1 minute interval between each cycle, and 5 minutes for new current intensity. We recorded the relationship between current intensity and inspiratory volume. RESULTS: The electrodes adequately stimulate the diaphragm and obtain inspired volumes using different intensity currents. The bipolar electrode generated inspiratory volumes as high as 4.5 times of baseline while the unipolar electrode reached up to 3.5 times of baseline. CONCLUSION: This model has proved to be effective for studying the performance of the diaphragm under different electrical stimulations using different set of electrodes.OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um modelo animal de estimulação elétrica diafragmática capaz de gerar um suporte ventilatório adequado através da implantação direta de eletrodos no diafragma (eletroventilação. MÉTODOS: Seis coelhas da raça Nova Zelândia (2-3 kg foram colocadas em ventilação mecânica. Através de uma laparotomia foram identificados os pontos motores em ambas as cúpulas diafragmáticas, seguido pela implantação dos eletrodos para estimulação diafragmática. Foram testados dois tipos de eletrodos de acordo com a condução do estímulo elétrico: unipolar e

  6. Estimulação ventricular bifocal no tratamento da insuficiência cardíaca com miocardiopatia dilatada Right ventricular bifocal stimulation in treatment of heart failure with dilated cardiomyopathy

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    José Carlos PACHÓN MATEOS

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O alargamento do QRS pela estimulação ventricular artificial (EVa convencional prejudica a contratilidade cardíaca e a função mitral. OBJETIVO: Propôr um modo alternativo de EVa com QRS mais estreito, com 2 eletrodos em ventrículo direito(VD e testá-lo frente à EVa convencional. CASUÍSTICA E MÉTODOS: Cinco pacientes com indicação para implantação de marcapasso definitivo(MP, 4M/1F, idade média de 52,2 anos, portadores de ICC (III/IV por miocardiopatia dilatada (Chagas 4, Indeterminada 1, AC 3+/4+, FA crônica com BAV, foram submetidos a implante de MP endocárdico com 2 eletrodos em VD, o primeiro na área do feixe de His (septal e o segundo, convencional, na ponta do VD. O gerador foi Biotronik Dromos DR (único com AV mínimo de 15ms. O eletrodo septal foi conectado à saída atrial e o de ponta à saída ventricular. Após 2 semanas, os pacientes foram avaliados ecocardiograficamente, na mesma sessão, em 3 modos de estimulação na mesma freqüência: modo "AAI" (septal, modo VVI (convencional e modo "DDT" com intervalo AV=15ms (estimulação bifocal no VD quase simultânea. RESULTADOS: As médias dos parâmetros estudados estão na tabela abaixo: CONCLUSÃO: Sob o ponto de vista ecocardiográfico, a comparação imediata no mesmo paciente dos 3 modos de estimulação revelou: 1-O modo convencional foi o de pior rendimento hemodinâmico; 2-O modo bifocal mostrou o melhor resultado com aumento médio da FE em 6,8% e do DC em 0,6 l/min, redução média do AE em 7,5 cm2, redução média da área de refluxo mitral em 7,6 cm2 e redução média na duração do QRS em 61 ms, (p BACKGROUND: Widening of QRS by ventricular conventional pacing (CP impairs ventricular contractility and mitral performance. PURPOSE: To study an alternative mode of cardiac stimulation with narrower QRS, using 2 leads in the right ventricle and to test it, compared to CP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 5 dilated cardiomyopathy patients (3 Chagas

  7. Neurofisiologia e plasticidade no córtex cerebral pela estimulação magnética transcraniana repetitiva Plasticity of the human cerebral cortex as revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation

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    Joaquim Brasil Neto

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Um velho dogma da biologia afirma que só existiria capacidade de reorganização cortical (neuroplasticidade em animais muito jovens; no adulto, tal capacidade seria pequena ou mesmo inexistente. Aqui, revisamos estudos realizados em animais e em humanos que demonstram uma capacidade de reorganização cortical nos sistemas sensoriais e motores em indivíduos adultos. Destacamos os estudos realizados com a técnica de estimulação magnética transcraniana. O córtex cerebral asulto é capaz de reorganização após lesões do sistema nervoso periférico ou central ou no contexto do aprendizado.An old biological dogma states that a potencial for cortical reorganization (neuroplasticity exists nly in young animals, being lost in adlt life. Here we review studies carried out both in animals and humans, whixh demonstrate cortical reorganization in sensory and motor systems in adult subjects. We particulary emphasiza human studies carried out with the aid of transcranial magnetic stimulation. The adult cortex is capable of reorganization after peripheral or central nervous system lesions and as a result of learning.

  8. Eletroconvulsoterapia e estimulação magnética transcraniana: semelhanças e diferenças Electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation: similarities and differences

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    Moacyr Alexandro Rosa

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, é feita uma revisão detalhada das semelhanças e diferenças entre os dois principais tratamentos biológicos não-medicamentosos existentes na atualidade para o tratamento da depressão, a eletroconvulsoterapia e a estimulação magnética transcraniana de repetição. São comparados detalhadamente os efeitos fisiológicos, os aspectos clínicos, a técnica e os mecanismos de ação. Por fim, é feita uma revisão da eficácia comparativa entre os dois tratamentos para a depressão.This article is a detailed review of similarities and differences between the two main non pharmacological biological treatments currently used for depression, electroconvulsive therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. Comparison is made on physiological effects, clinical aspects, technique and mechanisms of action. A review of the clinical efficacy is shown in the end of the article.

  9. Effect of high-voltage pulsed current plus conventional treatment on acute ankle sprain Efeito da adição da estimulação de alta voltagem ao tratamento convencional do entorse de tornozelo numa etapa aguda

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    Maria Cristina Sandoval

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of high-voltage pulsed current (HVPC treatments in humans as a means of controlling edema and post-traumatic pain has not yet been established. Objective: To analyze the effects of HVPC plus conventional treatment on lateral ankle sprains. METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial with three intervention groups: CG (control group with conventional treatment; HVPC(- group (conventional treatment plus negative polarity HVPC; HVPC(+ group (conventional treatment plus positive polarity HVPC. Twenty-eight participants with lateral ankle sprain (2 to 96h post-trauma were evaluated. Conventional treatment consisted of cryotherapy (20min plus therapeutic exercises. Additionally, the HVPC(- and HVPC(+ groups received 30min of electrical stimulation (submotor level; 120 pps. Pain, edema, range of motion (ROM and gait were assessed before the first treatment session and after the last treatment session. RESULTS: At the final evaluation, there were no significant differences between groups. Nevertheless, the HVPC(- group had greater values in all assessed parameters. The data analysis showed that the HVPC(- group had greater reductions in volume and girth, and greater recovery of ROM and gait velocity. This group also reached the end of the treatment (1.7 weeks; range 1.2-2.2 faster than the HVPC(+ group and the CG (2.2 weeks; range 1.8-2.6. CONCLUSIONS: There were no differences between the study groups, but the results suggest that HVPC(- can accelerate the initial phase of recovery from ankle sprain.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A eficácia da estimulação elétrica de alta voltagem (EEAV em humanos, como uma forma de tratamento para controlar o edema e a dor pós-traumáticos, ainda não foi estabelecida. OBJETIVO: Analisar o efeito da adição da EEAV ao tratamento convencional do pós-entorse de tornozelo em humanos. MÉTODOS: Ensaio clínico controlado e aleatorizado, duplo cego com três grupos de

  10. Estimulação elétrica neuromuscular na disfunção patelofemoral: revisão de literatura Neuromuscular electric stimulation in patellofemoral dysfunction: riterature review

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    Ricardo Lucas dos Santos

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    Full Text Available A disfunção femoropatelar é uma deficiência bastante comum entre indivíduos jovens que acomete, principalmente, o sexo feminino e pode ser caracterizada por dor, edema e creptação retropatelar. Sistematizar o conhecimento em relação ao aumento da força muscular do quadríceps e alívio de dor em pacientes com disfunção femoropatelar, através da utilização da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular e exercícios resistidos. Trata se de um estudo de revisão narrativa da literatura no período de 2005 a 2011. Os critérios de inclusão foram artigos de intervenção, dos últimos seis anos, nos idiomas inglês, espanhol e português, que utilizaram o fortalecimento muscular e a eletroestimulação neuromuscular para reabilitação obtidos através de buscas nos bancos de dados eletrônicos Medline, Lilacs e na biblioteca Bireme. A busca bibliográfica resultou em 28 referências, destes foram excluídos nove de acordo com os objetivos e critérios de inclusão e foram selecionados 16 artigos para leitura dos resumos e posterior análise. A Estimulação Elétrica Neuromuscular (EENM de média frequência pode ser utilizada associada a exercícios resistidos como coadjuvante no tratamento da disfunção femoropatelar (DFP, tanto para se obter um reequilíbrio muscular quanto para o alívio da dor.Patellofemoral dysfunction is a fairly common deficiency among young individuals that primarily affects females and may be characterized by pain, swelling and retropatellar crepitation. The purpose of this review of literature from the period between 2005 and 2011 was to systematize knowledge in relation to the increase in quadriceps muscle strength and pain relief in patients with patellofemoral dysfunction, using neuromuscular electrical stimulation and resistance exercises. The inclusion criteria were intervention articles from the past six years, in English, Spanish and Portuguese, which used muscle strengthening and neuromuscular

  11. Estimulação magnética transcraniana de baixa freqüência no tratamento da depressão Low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of depression

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    Raphael Boechat-Barros

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve aspectos neurofisiológicos e clínicos do uso da estimulação magnética transcraniana repetitiva (EMTr, especialmente a de baixa freqüência. Técnicas de neuroimagem e hipóteses sobre o funcionamento da EMTr em longo prazo são abordados. Alguns resultados de estudos que envolvem EMTr de baixa freqüência no tratamento da depressão são citados, especialmente um estudo realizado na Universidade de Brasília usando a aplicação da EMTr de baixa freqüência (0,5Hz, duas vezes por semana, durante quatro semanas, em dez pacientes. Neste estudo utilizando a escala de Hamilton de 17 itens, os pacientes foram analisados em três momentos: T-0, T-1 e T-2, respectivamente, início, meio e final das aplicações. Como resultado se observou um decréscimo significativo (p This article describes neurophysiological and clinical aspects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS, especially low frequency rTMS. Neuroimaging techniques and hypothesis about long term actions of rTMS are discussed. Some results of low frequency rTMS on the treatment of depression are mentioned, especially one study in the University of Brasilia using low frequency rTMS twice a week, during 4 weeks in 10 patients. In this study, using the 17 item Hamilton scale, patients were scored at three different moments: T-0, T-1 and T-2, respectively, at the beginning, at the middle and at the end of the treatment. According to x² Friedman´s test there was a significant decrease (p < 0,01 in depression scores. When the three moments were compared. Possible advantages of this technique are discussed.

  12. Cintilografia do miocárdio com tecnécio 99m-MIBI e administração de adenosina em portadores de doença arterial coronária: correlação dos resultados com a angiografia coronária e o ultra-som intracoronário Adenosine myocardial perfusion SPECT with Tc-99m-MIBI in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease: correlation between quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound measurements

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    Luiz Eduardo Mastrocolla

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estabelecer a correlação da cintilografia de perfusão do miocárdio (CPM com Tecnécio 99m-MIBI (MIBI e injeção de adenosina, empregando a angiografia coronária quantitativa (ACQ e o ultra-som intracoronário (UIC como comparação. MÉTODOS: Estudo de 70 pacientes com doença arterial coronária (DAC, encaminhados à CPM com MIBI e adenosina. As manifestações clínicas, do eletrocardiograma (ECG e os resultados das imagens foram correlacionadas às variáveis da análise visual e quantitativa da angiografia, bem como ao UIC. RESULTADOS: A média de idades foi de 60,6 anos, com 39 pacientes do sexo masculino. A angiografia coronária evidenciou estenose do diâmetro da luz (E% de 49,94% em 105 artérias, com reavaliação à ACQ em 83 artérias (79% e média de 44,20%, pOBJECTIVE: To correlate myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS with Tc-99m-MIBI and adenosine infusion using quantitative coronary angiography (QCA and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS. METHODS: Seventy patients with coronary artery disease (CAD referred for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS with MIBI and adenosine were studied. Clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG, and scintigraphic findings were correlated with variables of visual and quantitative angiographic analysis, as well as to those of IVUS. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 60.6 years, and 39 were male. Coronary angiography showed percentage of diameter stenosis (% DS of 49.94% in 105 arteries, 83 of which were re-evaluated by QCA (79%, mean of 44.20%, p<0.05. ST-segment depression during adenosine infusion was associated with higher degrees of % DS (55.0% vs. 47.8%, p<0.05. Scintigraphic ischemia was correlated with greater cross-sectional area of lumen obstruction by IVUS (% CSA. Clinical, ECG, and IVUS findings were considered together and expressed as global ischemic versus non-ischemic responses. Ischemia was associated with lower values of minimal lumen diameter (MLD and minimal lumen area

  13. Influência da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) associada ao alongamento muscular no ganho de flexibilidade Influence of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) associate with muscle stretching on flexibility gains

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    ACC Maciel; SMA Câmara

    2008-01-01

    CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: O aumento da tolerância à dor provocada pelo alongamento é um fator importante no ganho de flexibilidade. A Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transcutânea (TENS) é uma importante terapia no tratamento da dor, porém seu uso durante alongamento não foi investigado. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da associação alongamento e TENS nos músculos isquiotibiais de mulheres saudáveis sobre ganho de flexibilidade. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Trinta mulheres foram aleatoriamente distribuídas em três gr...

  14. Envolvimento de receptores 5-HT1A no comportamento defensivo induzido por estimulação elétrica da substãncia cinzenta periaquedutal dorsal de ratos com experiência prévia a eventos estressantes

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    Ana Carolina Garcia Broiz

    2007-01-01

    O comportamento emocional tem sido considerado fundamental para a sobrevivência dos animais, sendo o medo uma se suas mais primitivas e importantes formas. A substância cinzenta periaquedutal dorsal (SCPD) tem-se destacado como uma estrutura importante na organização das respostas defensivas. Estudos usando estimulação elétrica e química da SCPD e microinjeções de drogas agonistas e antagonistas de receptores serotoninérgicos mostraram uma mediação serotoninérgica através dos subtipos de rece...

  15. Comparação de parâmetros eletrofisiológicos das estimulações cardíacas endocárdicas septal e apical Comparison of electrophysiological parameters of septal and apical endocardial cardiac stimulation

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    Juan Carlos Pachón Mateos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A estimulação endocárdica convencional do ventrículo direito (VD ocasiona alargamento do QRS e dessincronização do miocárdio, comprometendo a função ventricular. Com a necessidade de estimulação menos deletéria, a estimulação septal do VD tem sido mais utilizada. Eventualmente têm sido relatados limiares mais altos e ondas R menores na estimulação septal. OBJETIVO: Comparar os parâmetros das estimulações apical e septal, intrapaciente, para verificar se existem diferenças que possam interferir na escolha do ponto de estimulação. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo controlado. Foram incluídos 25 pacientes, com 67,2 ± 9 anos, 10 (40% mulheres, com indicações de marca-passo por bradiarritmias. Etiologias foram degenerativa em nove (36%, coronariopatia em oito (32%, doença de Chagas em sete (28%, e valvopatia em um (4% pacientes. Foram utilizados eletrodos de fixação ativa e avaliados os limiares de comando, impedância e onda R uni e bipolares no implante e após seis meses. RESULTADOS: A média aguda dos limiares de comando, ondas R e impedâncias unipolares/bipolares septais x apicais foram, respectivamente, 0,73x0,74V e 0,73x0,78V; 10x9,9 mV e 12,3x12,4 mV; 579x621 Ω e 611x629 Ω. Comparações entre parâmetros septais e apicais com teste t-pareado bicaudal demonstraram um P > 0,1. Após seis meses, a média dos limiares de comando, ondas R e Impedâncias unipolares/ bipolares septais x apicais foram, respectivamente, 0,5 x 0,72 V e 0,71 x 0,87 V; 11,4x9,5 mV e 12x11,2 mV; 423x426Ω e 578x550Ω, com P > 0,05, exceto comparando-se limiar de estimulação unipolar septal com apical unipolar p de 0,02. CONCLUSÃO: Utilizando comparações intrapaciente, não existem diferenças expressivas entre parâmetros eletrofisiológicos de estimulação septal e apical sendo que não há restrições para a escolha da estimulação septal em ventrículo direito.BACKGROUND: The conventional right ventricle (RV endocardial

  16. Diferenças de gênero no limiar sensitivo para estimulação elétrica nervosa em adultos jovens Gender differences in the sensitive threshold to electrical nerve stimulation in young adults

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    Wanize Almeida Rocha

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar diferenças de gênero no limiar neuronal sensitivo (LNS para estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS entre adultos jovens, e os presumíveis efeitos da termoterapia prévia. MÉTODOS: Foram divididos por gênero, 30 estudantes jovens sadios (15 homens e 15 mulheres entre 6/11 ciclo estral com 22±2 anos de idade. TENS foi aplicada simultaneamente nos joelhos direito e esquerdo dos sujeitos com frequência de 20 Hz e duração de pulso 230µs. A amplitude da corrente elétrica (mǺ foi aumentada gradativamente para registro do limiar de percepção (LS e tolerância (LT, antes/após termoterapia. O aquecimento no joelho-D foi realizado por luz infravermelha (250 W à 0≈70 cm perpendicularmente, e o resfriamento do joelho-E por compressa de gelo, ambos realizados durante 15 minutos. A temperatura tecidual foi registrada por termometria digital. Os dados foram analisados e diferenças estabelecidas em pOBJECTIVE: To investigate gender differences in neuronal sensory threshold (NS for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS among young adults, and the probable effects of thermotherapy. METHODS: 30 young healthy students (15 men and 15 women with 22±2 years old were divided by gender. TENS was applied in both right and left knees of subjects with a frequency of 20 Hz and pulse duration of 230µs. The amplitude of the electric current (mǺ was gradually increased to record the perception threshold (LS and tolerance threshold (LT, before/after thermotherapy. The warm R-knee was performed by infrared light (250W ≈70cm perpendicular, and cooling L-knee with icepack, both carried out for 15 minutes. The tissue temperature was recorded by digital thermometry. The data were analyzed and differences established at p<0.05. RESULTS: The tissue temperature after heat treatments was different (p≤0.05 between genders. The basal LS for TENS was not different between genders, however, thermotherapy raised the NS in

  17. Estimulação Magnética Transcraniana na depressão: resultados obtidos com duas aplicações semanais Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in depression: results of bi-weekly treatment

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    Raphael Boechat-Barros

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A Estimulação Magnética Transcraniana (EMT tem se mostrado útil como forma terapêutica para a depressão. Este artigo avalia os resultados da aplicação da EMT de baixa freqüência, duas vezes por semana, durante quatro semanas, em 10 pacientes com depressão, não responsivos ou intolerantes à utilização de antidepressivos. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, ou não controlado, do tipo série de casos. Para diagnosticar a depressão, foram utilizados os critérios do DSM-IV. Com o intuito de avaliar uma possível melhora, utilizamos a escala de Hamilton-17 itens em três momentos: no início, meio e final do tratamento. Para análise estatística dos resultados, utilizamos o teste x², de Friedman. RESULTADOS: Foi observada melhora > 50% na escala em cinco pacientes e > 75% em três destes ao longo de todo o tratamento. CONCLUSÕES: O emprego da EMT de baixa freqüência, aplicada duas vezes por semana, pode ser seguro, prático e eficaz no tratamento da depressão, como um coadjuvante ao antidepressivo. Porém, não podemos afirmar se o efeito clínico apresentado se deve a uma potencialização dos antidepressivos ou a um efeito direto da EMT, já que esta não foi testada isoladamente.OBJECTIVE: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS has been shown to be a useful therapy for depression. This paper evaluates the results of bi-weekly low-frequency TMS of 4 weeks duration, in 10 patients with depression who do not respond or are intolerant to antidepressive medication. METHODS: This is a case series study. DMS-IV criteria were used to diagnose depression. In order to disclose possible improvements in depressive symptoms, the 17 items Hamilton scale was used at three different moments: at the beginning, middle and end of the treatment period. Results were analysed using Friedman's x² test. RESULTS: Hamilton's scale score improvement was > 50% in five patients and > 75% in 3 of these. CONCLUSIONS: TMS may be

  18. Efeitos da estimulação com corrente elétrica contínua pulsátil sobre as propriedades eletrofisiológicas atriais: estudo experimental da fibrilação atrial em cães Effects of stimulation with pulsatile continuous electrical current on atrial electrophysiological properties: experimental study of atrial fibrillation in dogs

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    Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a estimulação atrial com corrente elétrica contínua pulsátil induz fibrilação atrial e os seus efeitos sobre as propriedades eletrofisiológicas atriais e as alterações histológicas atriais. MÉTODOS: Foram submetidos à toracotomia lateral direita 22 cães e implantados eletrodos de marcapasso no sulcus terminalis (ST, apêndice atrial direito (ADb e na região póstero-inferior do átrio esquerdo (AE; um par de eletrodos foi suturado na auriculeta direita para estimulação com bateria alcalina de 9 Volts conectada a uma sistema (LM 555 que transforma a energia contínua linear da bateria em corrente contínua pulsátil, durante 60 min. A biópsia epicárdica atrial foi realizada antes e após a estimulação atrial. RESULTADOS: Não foram observadas diferenças nas durações dos períodos refratários efetivos atriais. Os tempos de condução intra-atrial, interatrial, bem como dos extra-estímulos atriais também prolongaram-se. A duração dos eletrogramas atriais prolongou-se durante ritmo sinusal e estimulação atrial programada; em 68% dos cães a fibrilação atrial foi induzida e sustentou-se. Foram observados edema intersticial e bandas de contração celular no subepicárdio à microscopia óptica, e intensa desorganização miofibrilar e aumento do tamanho das mitocôndrias à microscopia eletrônica. CONCLUSÃO: Esta técnica de estimulação atrial induz fibrilação atrial e provoca modificações atriais que aumentam sua vulnerabilidade para o surgimento de fibrilação atrial.OBJECTIVE: To assess whether atrial stimulation with pulsatile continuous electrical current induces atrial fibrillation and to evaluate its effects on atrial electrophysiological properties as well as the atrial histological alterations. METHODS: Twenty-two dogs underwent right lateral thoracotomy and implantation of pacemaker electrodes in the sulcus terminalis (ST, in the right atrial appendix (RAb, and in the

  19. Efeito da estimulação cognitiva em Idosos Efecto de la estimulación cognitiva en los ancianos The effect of cognitive stimulation in the elderly

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    João Luís Alves Apóstolo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: a evidência sugere que a estimulação cognitiva (EC tem um efeito positivo na cognição, na sintomatologia depressiva (SD e na autonomia dos idosos. Objectivo: analisar a eficácia da EC na cognição, na SD, e nas actividades instrumentais de vida diária (AIVD’s de idosos em contexto comunitário. Metodologia: estudo experimental, com pré e pós-teste, numa amostra de 23 idosos, sendo 30,43% homens e 69,57% mulheres, com idade média 77,66 anos, DP 7,73. Foram utilizadas as versões portuguesas da Montreal Cognitive Assessment, Geriatric Depression Scale-15 e Lawton Brody Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. O grupo experimental foi sujeito a tratamento com 14 sessões de EC. Resultados: os idosos submetidos a EC melhoraram o estado cognitivo, explicando a intervenção de 17,86% da variação. A evidência não permite concluir sobre o efeito da EC na SD e nas AIVD’s embora, respetivamente, 20% e 17% mais idosos tenham melhorado a sua condição clínica comparativamente aos não submetidos ao programa. Conclusões: a estimulação cognitiva melhorou a condição cognitiva dos idosos, pelo que se aconselha a sua implementação como componente do cuidado a idosos em contexto comunitário. Sugerem-se novos estudos, com amostras de maior dimensão, PEC de manutenção e follow-up, que reforcem e clarifiquem estes resultados.Contexto: la evidencia sugiere que la estimulación cognitiva (EC tiene un efecto positivo sobre la cognición, sobre la sintomatología depresiva (SD y sobre la autonomía de los adultos mayores. Objetivo: analizar la eficacia de la EC en la cognición, en la SD y en las actividades instrumentales de la vida diaria (AIVD de los adultos mayores en el contexto comunitario. Metodología: estudio experimental con pre y postest, en una muestra de 23 adultos mayores, con 30,43% hombres y 69,57% mujeres; con una edad media de 77,66 años, DE 7,73 años. Fueron utilizadas versiones portuguesas de las escalas

  20. Estimulação cardíaca artificial em pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia hipertrófica: uma coorte com 24 anos de seguimento Cardiac pacing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a cohort with 24 years of follow-up

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    Lenine Angelo Alves Silva

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O benefício da estimulação cardíaca em pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia hipertrófica (CMH tem sido questionado, sendo escassas as pesquisas sobre este assunto no Brasil. OBJETIVO: Descrever a indicação, a resposta clínica, as complicações e a sobrevida relacionadas ao implante de marcapasso em pacientes portadores de CMH. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados, retrospectivamente, 39 pacientes portadores de cardiomiopatia hipertrófica (41% do sexo masculino submetidos a implante de marcapasso, no período de maio de 1980 a novembro de 2003. RESULTADOS: Houve 27 portadores da forma obstrutiva e 12 portadores da forma não-obstrutiva com média de idade de 46,4 anos (14-77 anos seguidos por 6,4 ± 4,1 anos. As principais indicações para implante foram: bloqueio atrioventricular espontâneo ou induzido (54%, refratariedade à terapêutica associada a gradiente elevado (33%, suporte para terapia medicamentosa por bradicardia (8% e prevenção de fibrilação atrial (5%. Houve melhora na classe funcional de 2,41±0,87 para 1,97±0,92 (p = 0,008, bem como redução do número de sintomas referidos, sem ter havido diferença na utilização da terapia medicamentosa. Não houve óbitos relacionados ao procedimento que, apesar de demonstrar-se seguro, não foi isento de complicações (6 pacientes - 15,4%. Ocorreram três óbitos durante o seguimento, todos em pacientes mulheres, portadoras de fibrilação atrial e com evidências de deterioração funcional. Observou-se uma forte associação de piora clínica com surgimento de fibrilação atrial ou flutter. CONCLUSÃO: A estimulação cardíaca artificial em pacientes com CMH foi bem-sucedida, com evidências de alívio sintomático em pacientes portadores da forma obstrutiva. Não se observou melhora funcional para a forma não-obstrutiva.BACKGROUND: The benefits of heart stimulation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM patients have been questioned. Research work available in Brazil

  1. Avaliação da estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo para alívio de dor após cesárea: ensaio clínico randomizado Assessment of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for pain relief after cesarean section: a randomized clinical trial

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    Ligia Sousa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: avaliar a utilização da estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo no alívio de dor após cesárea. MÉTODOS: realizou-se um estudo clínico controlado randomizado e simples-cego. Participaram do estudo 20 puérperas no grupo experimental que recebiam a estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo e 20 no grupo controle. Para avaliar a dor foi usada a escala de categoria numérica e o questionário de dor McGill. Foram realizadas três avaliações: a primeira antes da intervenção com a estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo, a segunda após a intervenção e a terceira, uma hora após a intervenção. Para a análise estatística foi utilizado o teste nãoparamétrico de Mann-Whitney U. RESULTADOS: o grupo experimental apresentou redução maior da dor estatisticamente significante que o grupo controle na segunda e na terceira avaliação pela escala numérica de dor (pOBJECTIVES: to assess the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS for post-cesarean pain relief. METHODS: a simple-blind and random clinical controlled-study was carried out. The experimental group comprised twenty puerperal women to whom the TENS technique had been applied and 20 others as a control group. The numeric rating scale and the McGill Pain Questionnare were used to evaluate pain. Three evaluations were carried out: the first before the intervention using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; a second, after the intervention and a third, one hour after the intervention. For statistical analysis, the Mann-Whitney's non-parametric test was used. RESULTS: the experimental group presented a statistically significant larger reduction in pain than the control group on the second and the third evaluation using both the numeric rating scale (p<0.001 and McGill (p<0.001. CONCLUSIONS: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is effective for the reduction of pain and the resulting relief persists for an hour subsequent to

  2. Teste de estimulação repetitiva no músculo ancôneo para diagnóstico da miastenia grave: mapeamento da sua área de placa motora Repetitive stimulation test on the anconeus muscle for the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis: the mapping of its motor end-plate area

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    Maria das Graças Wanderley S. Coriolano

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Mapear a área de placa motora do músculo ancôneo para definir a melhor localização dos eletrodos de registro em testes de estimulação repetitiva (TER no diagnóstico dos distúrbios da transmissão neuromuscular. MÉTODO: Registramos o potencial de ação composto do músculo ancôneo sobre a pele que o recobre, após estimulação do ramo que o inerva. Analisando as formas de onda registradas em cada ponto da pele foi possível definir a área de placa. RESULTADOS: A área de placa motora do ancôneo é uma linha paralela à borda da ulna. O melhor local de colocação do eletrodo "ativo" de registro situa-se cerca de 2 cm distal ao olécrano e 1 cm lateral à borda da ulna. CONCLUSÃO: A realização de TER no músculo ancôneo é simples e bem tolerada. Com a estimulação do ancôneo o antebraço praticamente não se move, sendo o procedimento livre de artefatos de movimento.PURPOSE: To map the motor end-plate area of the anconeus muscle and define the best place for positioning the recording electrodes in repetitive stimulation tests (RST for the diagnosis of neuromuscular transmission disorders. METHOD: The compound muscle action potential of the anconeus was recorded after stimulating the motor branch of the radial nerve that innervates it. By analyzing the waveforms registered at each point of the skin we were able to define the motor end-plate area. RESULTS: The motor end-plate area of the anconeus is a line parallel to the ulna border. The best place for placing the "active" recording electrode is about 2cm distal to the olecranon and 1 cm lateral to the border of the ulna. CONCLUSION: Performing RST in the anconeus muscle is simple and well tolerated. Stimulation of the anconeus almost doesn't move the forearm and the procedure is virtually free of movement artifacts.

  3. Estimulação eletroacústica do sistema auditivo: técnica cirúrgica UNICAMP Electro acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: UNICAMP's surgical approach

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    Guilherme Machado de Carvalho

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available A reabilitação auditiva entrou numa nova era com o desenvolvimento e aperfeiçoamento de próteses implantáveis, principalmente com a associação do conceito de a estimulação eletroacústica (EAS e implante coclear. A EAS é indicada para pacientes com audição residual nas baixas frequências e disacusia grave/profunda nas médias e altas frequências. Esses pacientes não teriam indicação para o implante coclear convencional e teriam dificuldades na adaptação com o aparelho de amplificação sonoro individual. A técnica cirúrgica utilizada deve-se basear nos conceitos de preservação auditiva e é fundamental nesse processo. OBJETIVOS: Descrever a técnica cirúrgica para procedimento de implante coclear MED-EL Mand FlexEAS, com intuito de preservar o resíduo auditivo e reabilitar satisfatoriamente a audição deteriorada, sendo o primeiro centro a realizar tal tratamento no Brasil. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Descrição de técnica cirúrgica utilizada pelo serviço de otologia de hospital terciário por meio de estudo de caso. RESULTADOS: Procedimentos realizados sem intercorrências. A técnica utilizada segue passos que objetivam a preservação auditiva. CONCLUSÃO: Descrevemos a técnica utilizada para implantes com EAS realizados no nosso serviço. A técnica cirúrgica é complexa e inclui passos que visam à preservação auditiva.A new era has arrived in auditory rehabilitation with the introduction of new technologies such as electroacoustic stimulation (EAS. EAS is indicated for patients with residual hearing at low frequencies and severe or profound hearing loss at high frequencies. These patients have no indication for conventional cochlear implant and have difficulties in adapting to individual sound amplification devices. Preservation of hearing is vital in this process; the surgical technique must be based on this concept. OBJECTIVES: To present the cochlear implant surgical technique with MED-EL Mand FlexEAS to

  4. Comportamento da impedância elétrica dos tecidos biológicos durante estimulação elétrica transcutânea Electrical impedance behavior of biological tissues during transcutaneous electrical stimulation

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    VJ Bolfe

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a impedância elétrica dos tecidos biológicos durante estimulação elétrica em diferentes segmentos, faces e freqüências da corrente, aumentando-se a distância intereletrodos. MÉTODO: 20 voluntárias, idade média 23 ± 2,25anos e índice de massa corporal 20,65 ± 1,44kg/m², permaneceram em decúbito, sendo um eletrodo posicionado proximalmente às interlinhas articulares do punho e tornozelo, anterior e posteriormente, ou à espinha ilíaca póstero-superior, e outro eletrodo distanciado seqüencialmente em 10, 20, 30 e 40cm. Foram aplicadas duas correntes (100us e 10mA, uma de 100Hz (BF e outra de 2000Hz modulada em 100% da amplitude para 100Hz (MF, com intervalo mínimo de 7 dias. A impedância foi calculada, indiretamente, pela Lei de Ohm, a partir da intensidade aplicada e da tensão elétrica captada em sistema composto por osciloscópio digital (TDS 210, Tektronix® e gerador de corrente constante (Dualpex 961, Quark®. Para análise estatística, aplicou-se Anova-F e Kruskal-Wallis com post hoc (SNK, teste de Friedman e coeficiente de correlação de Spearman, considerando pOBJECTIVE: To analyze the electrical impedance of biological tissues during electrical stimulation in relation to different segments, surfaces and current frequencies, with increasing distance between electrodes. METHOD: 20 female volunteers of mean age 23 ± 2.25 years and mean body mass index 20.65 ± 1.44 kg/m² were positioned in decubitus with one electrode placed proximally to the wrist and ankle joint lines, anteriorly and posteriorly, or on the posterosuperior iliac spine, and the other electrode was placed at distance of 10, 20, 30 and 40 cm, sequentially. Two currents (100 us and 10 mA were applied: one at 100 Hz (LF and the other at 2000 Hz modulated at 100% of the amplitude for 100 Hz (MF, with a minimum interval of seven days. The impedance was calculated indirectly using Ohm's Law, from the applied intensity and the

  5. Anomalias meióticas de oócitos de pacientes com endometriose submetidas à estimulação ovariana Meiotic abnormalities of oocytes from patients with endometriosis submitted to ovarian stimulation

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    Ionara Diniz Evangelista Santos Barcelos

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o fuso meiótico e a distribuição cromossômica de oócitos maturados in vitro, obtidos de ciclos estimulados de mulheres inférteis com endometriose e fatores masculino e/ou tubário de infertilidade (Grupo Controle, comparando as taxas de maturação in vitro (MIV entre os dois grupos avaliados. MÉTODOS: quatorze pacientes com endometriose e oito com fator tubário ou masculino, submetidas à estimulação ovariana para injeção intracitoplasmática de espermatozóide, foram selecionadas, prospectiva e consecutivamente, e constituíram os Grupos de Estudo e Controle, respectivamente. Oócitos imaturos (46 e 22, respectivamente, dos Grupos Endometriose e Controle foram submetidos à MIV. Oócitos que apresentaram a extrusão do primeiro corpúsculo polar foram fixados e corados para avaliação dos microtúbulos e cromatina por técnica de imunofluorescência. A análise estatística foi realizada utilizando o teste exato de Fisher, com significância estatística quando pPURPOSE: to evaluate the meiotic spindle and the chromosome distribution of in vitro mature oocytes from stimulated cycles of infertile women with endometriosis, and with male and/or tubal infertility factors (Control Group, comparing the rates of in vitro maturation (IVM between the two groups evaluated. METHODS: fourteen patients with endometriosis and eight with male and/or tubal infertility factors, submitted to ovarian stimulation for intracytoplasmatic sperm injection have been prospectively and consecutively selected, and formed a Study and Control Group, respectively. Immature oocytes (46 and 22, respectively, from the Endometriosis and Control Groups were submitted to IVM. Oocytes presenting extrusion of the first polar corpuscle were fixed and stained for microtubules and chromatin evaluation through immunofluorescence technique. Statistical analysis has been done by the Fisher's exact test, with statistical significance at p<0.05. RESULTS

  6. Efeito da estimulação elétrica de alta voltagem catódica sobre a dor em mulheres com DTM Effect of cathodal high-voltage electrical stimulation on pain in women with TMD

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    Natalia C. M. C. Gomes

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A dor é o principal sintoma dos pacientes com disfunção temporomandibular (DTM. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da estimulação elétrica de alta voltagem catódica (EEAV sobre a intensidade da dor em mulheres com DTM. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 20 mulheres (24,25±8,90 anos com DTM, divididas em grupo experimental (GE n=10, no qual as mulheres receberam dez aplicações de EEAV, e grupo placebo (GP n=10, no qual foi aplicada a EEAV, porém com o aparelho desligado. Para seleção da amostra, utilizou-se o critério de diagnóstico em pesquisa para DTM (RDC/TMD e, para avaliação da dor, utilizou-se a Escala Visual Analógica (EVA aplicada antes do início do tratamento (pré-tratamento e após a décima aplicação da EEAV (pós-tratamento. Os dados foram analisados pelos testes Wilcoxon das ordens assinaladas e Mann-Whitney. RESULTADOS: As dez aplicações de EEAV promoveram redução da intensidade da dor no GE (p=0,01; no GP, não se observou diferença significativa (p=0,20. Comparando-se os grupos após a aplicação da EEAV, não se notou diferença (p=0,65. CONCLUSÃO: A EEAV catódica é efetiva para redução da dor em mulheres com DTM. Registro de Ensaio Clinico RBR-4bk94x.BACKGROUND: Pain is the main symptom of patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of cathodal high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES on pain intensity in women with TMD. METHODS: Twenty women with TMD (24.25±8.90 years old participated in the study. They were divided into experimental group (EG, n=10, which received 10 applications of HVES, and placebo group (PG, n=10, which received sham treatment with disconnected HVES equipment. For the sample selection, we used the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD. Pain level was evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS applied prior to and after the tenth application of HVES. Data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon signed

  7. O efeito do intervalo da estimulação elétrica no músculo desnervado de rato The effect of time interval between electrical stimulation on the denervated rat muscle

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    QM Caierão

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o efeito da estimulação elétrica (EE aplicada diariamente e em dias alternados na densidade de área do tecido conjuntivo (TC e na área de secção transversa (AST das fibras do músculo desnervado. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Trinta e cinco ratos foram divididos em grupos controle (C, desnervado (D, desnervado + eletroestimulado diariamente (EED e desnervado + eletroestimulado em dias alternados (EEA. A aplicação da EE no músculo gastrocnêmio teve início 24 horas após lesão nervosa do tipo axoniotmese, sendo a mesma aplicada durante 20 e 30 dias. Cortes transversais foram corados com HE para mensurações da AST e densidade de área de TC. Análise estatística: teste Shapiro Wilk, seguido pela análise de variância (ANOVA F (one-way e teste de Tukey (5%. RESULTADOS: Na análise da densidade de área do TC, observou-se que somente o Grupo EED apresentou valores similares ao Grupo C nos dois períodos analisados. No Grupo 20 dias, não houve diferença na AST quando comparados os grupos submetidos à EE com o Grupo D (p> 0,05, e após 30 dias todos os grupos experimentais alcançaram valores similares ao Grupo C. CONCLUSÕES: A EE não foi eficiente para minimizar a atrofia das fibras musculares. Entretanto, o TC foi responsivo à EE, sendo a aplicação diária mais benéfica ao músculo do que a aplicação em dias alternados, sugerindo que o intervalo de aplicação da EE em músculo desnervado é variável importante para as adaptações do TC.OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of electrical stimulation (ES applied daily and on alternate days, on the area density of the connective tissue (CT and on the cross-sectional area (CSA of the denervated muscle fibers. METHODS: Thirty-five rats were divided into the following groups: control (C, denervated (D, denervated + daily electrical stimulation (D+DES and denervated + alternate-day electrical stimulation (D+ES. The application of ES on the gastrocnemius was started 24

  8. Efeitos da diatermia por ondas curtas no torque do músculo quadríceps femoral durante a estimulação elétrica neuromuscular e contração voluntária em indivíduos saudáveis

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    Fábio Chittero Boldrini; Alexandre Dias Lopes; Richard Eloin Liebano

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    INTRODUÇÃO: A influência dos efeitos do calor no torque em indivíduos de ambos os gêneros é desconhecida, principalmente quando associado à estimulação elétrica. OBJETIVOS: Analisar o efeito da diatermia por ondas curtas no torque do músculo quadríceps femoral gerado pela contração voluntária e eletricamente induzida em indivíduos assintomáticos de ambos os gêneros e avaliar o desconforto gerado pela corrente elétrica. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 26 voluntários, onde foi avaliada a capaci...

  9. Efeitos da associação da estimulação atrial dinâmica em duplo sítio atrial com atenolol na prevenção da fibrilação atrial recorrente Effects of the association of dual-site dynamic atrial overdrive and atenolol in preventing recurrent atrial fibrillation

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    Antonio da Silva Menezes Júnior

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da estimulação atrial otimizada (EAO (estimulação duplo-sítio atrial, freqüência acima da intrínseca e algoritmo funcional específico e uso de atenolol, na prevenção da fibrilação atrial (FA recorrente. Desfecho primário: quantificar a taxa de episódios de FA. Desfechos secundários: qualidade de vida, avaliação de sintomas específicos cardiovasculares, taxa de internações hospitalares, taxa de cardioversões elétricas e farmacológicas e eventos cardíacos adversos. MÉTODOS: Vinte e sete pacientes com FA paroxística recorrente e doença do nó sinusal foram submetidos ao implante de marcapasso duplo-sítio atrial e ventricular e iniciaram com atenolol 100 mg/dia, a seguir foram randomizados em dois grupos, grupo I (3 meses iniciais com EAO e algoritmo especifico ligado e mais 3 com o mesmo desligado e grupo II (seqüência inversa do grupo I. O modo de estimulação foi DDDR e após 3 meses, foram submetidos à avaliação clínica e eletrônica do sistema de estimulação - mudança automática de modo (AMS, Holter de 24 horas, ecocardiograma e questionário SF-36. Em seguida, foram cruzados e após 6 meses, nova avaliação. RESULTADOS: Pacientes com EAO, quando comparados ao grupo com algoritmo desligado, apresentaram menores taxas de: FA/semana (pOBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effects of optimized atrial stimulation - OAS (dual-site atrial pacing, heart rate above the intrinsic rate, and specific functional algorithm, and the use of atenolol in preventing recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF. Primary endpoint: to quantify the rate of AF episodes. Secondary endpoints: assessment of quality of life, specific cardiovascular symptoms, rate of hospital admissions, rate of electrical and pharmacological cardioversions, and adverse cardiac events. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with recurrent episodes of paroxysmal AF and sinus node disease had dual-site atrial and ventricular pacemakers implanted, and were

  10. Atuação fonoaudiológica na estimulação precoce da sucção não-nutritiva em recém-nascidos pré-termo Action of speech therapy on early stimulation of non-nutritive sucking in preterm newborns

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    2009-01-01

    TEMA: estimulação precoce da sucção não-nutritiva em recém-nascidos pré-termo. PROCEDIMENTOS: análise detalhada de três prontuários de recém-nascidos pré-termos com idade gestacional de 33 semanas que apresentavam apenas dificuldade na sucção, sem patologias associadas. Na análise dos prontuários foram levantados os seguintes dados para comparação: peso ao nascer, total de dias no alto risco, total de dias no médio risco, tônus, peso/ganho, tempo de intervenção fonoaudiológica e alta hospital...

  11. Influência da estimulação aquática no desenvolvimento de crianças de 0 a 18 meses: um estudo piloto Influence of aquatic stimulation on 0 to 18-month child development: a pilot study

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    Jaqueline de Oliveira Silva

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento humano envolve fatores biológicos e ambientais que interagem de forma dinâmica e complexa ao longo da vida. Para alguns autores, o meio aquático pode oferecer diversos benefícios ao desenvolvimento infantil; no entanto, estudos sobre estimulação aquática e desenvolvimento típico são escassos. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a influência de um programa de estimulação aquática no desenvolvimento de crianças de 0 a 18 meses, com ênfase no desenvolvimento motor. Participaram do estudo 12 crianças de classe média com nível de escolaridade materna igual ou superior a ensino médio completo. As crianças foram submetidas a uma avaliação antes e após um programa de estimulação aquática de 50 minutos por semana, durante quatro a oito semanas. A avaliação consistiu na aplicação de dois testes: Denver II, para avaliar desenvolvimento global, e a escala motora infantil de Alberta (Aims, para avaliar desenvolvimento motor amplo. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente. Não foram encontradas diferenças significativas entre os resultados dos testes antes e após o programa. Portanto, o programa de estimulação aquática infantil não teve influência nas áreas de desenvolvimento avaliadas. Embora o ambiente aquático forneça muitos benefícios para a criança, este estudo não permite afirmar que o estímulo precoce nesse meio favoreça o desenvolvimento infantil. Requerem-se novos estudos, com maior tempo de intervenção, grupo controle e maior número de participantes.Human development involves biological and environment factors that interact in a dynamic and complex way throughout life. For some authors, the aquatic environment may offer several benefits to infantile development, but studies on the relationship between aquatic stimulation and typical development are scarce. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of a program of aquatic stimulation (a 50-minute session once a week

  12. Determinação do prognostico de pacientes com lesão medular submetidos a estimulação eletrica neuromuscular e fisioterapia convencional, atraves da avaliação fisioterapica, avaliação clinica asia e potencial evocado somato-sensorial

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    Beatriz de Oliveira Peixoto

    2002-01-01

    Resumo: Este estudo avaliou o diagnóstico e o prognóstico de pacientes com lesão medular através do potencial evocado sômato sensorial (PESS), avaliação ASIA (classificação neurológica da lesão medular e medida de independência funcional (FIM) e escala de deficiência) e avaliação fisioterápica. O efeito da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM) foi comparado ao tratamento fisioterápico convencional (FC). Foram estudados 19 pacientes com lesão medular, com idade de 16 a 50 anos e de ambos ...

  13. Estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea para tratamento de urgência ou urge-incontinência urinária em crianças e adolescentes: ensaio clínico fase II

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    Amanda Carolina Almeida de Alcantara; Maria Júlia Gonçalves de Mello; SILVA, Eduardo Just da Costa e; Bárbara Bernardo Rinaldo da Silva; José Pacheco Martins Ribeiro Neto

    2015-01-01

    ResumoObjetivo:Determinar a efetividade de 20 sessões de estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS) parassacral com periodicidade de duas vezes semanais no tratamento da urgência ou urge-incontinência urinária em crianças e adolescentes.Métodos:Ensaio clínico fase II, envolvendo pacientes com idade entre 5 e 14 anos com urgência ou urge-incontinência urinária. Realizadas 20 sessões de TENS, duas vezes por semana (aparelho Dualpex 961 Quark®). Os resultados foram avaliados pelo diário mi...

  14. Efeito do concentrado de plasma em falhas ósseas provocadas em fêmures de camundongos como estimulação de formação óssea: estudo experimental Effect of plasma concentrate on bone defects induced in mice fêmurs via stimulation of bone formation: an experimental study

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    Alberto Tesconi Croci

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores estudam experimentalmente o efeito do concentrado de plasma na estimulação óssea em camundongos. Foram utilizados dez camundongos isogênicos de linhagem gioto, onde após a coleta do sangue periférico de um camundongo, foi centrifugado este sangue e obtido um concentrado de plasma; foi utilizado o concentrado de plasma em falhas ósseas na região distal do fêmur, alternando-se os lados direito e esquerdo, sendo um lado com falha óssea isolada e o outro com falha óssea mais o concentrado de plasma e analisados quantitativamente e qualitativamente. Observou-se que o plasma não leva à estimulação da formação do calo ósseo, não ocorrendo aumento do processo inflamatório, e havendo apenas uma tendência a formar mais matriz óssea com o seu uso.In this trial the authors investigated the effect of plasma concentrate on bone callus formation in mice. Ten mice of the Gioto isogenic mouse strain were used; samples of peripheral blood of each mouse were collected and centrifuged, giving a plasma concentrate that was used to investigate bone defects at the distal region of the femur; the right and left sides were used alternately, and one side showed a single bone defect; the plasma concentrate was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. It was noticed that the plasma concentrate did not lead to any stimulation of bone callus formation and no inflammatory effect increase has occurred; also, its use showed only a tendency to increase bone matrix formation.

  15. Depressão pós-parto materna: crenças, práticas de cuidado e estimulação de bebês no primeiro ano de vida = Postpartum depression beliefs and practices of mother care = Depresión posparto, creencias y prácticas de cuidado de la madre

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    Campos, Bárbara Camila de

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Após o nascimento a interação do recém-nascido com o mundo é facilitada pela mãe. Estudos indicam que mães deprimidas podem interagir pouco com seu bebê, gerando déficits comportamentais e cognitivos ao longo do desenvolvimento. Desta forma este estudo pretendeu descrever e relacionar o índice de depressão pós-parto apresentado por mães de bebês e as práticas e crenças sobre cuidado primário e estimulação. Foi utilizada a "Escala de Edinburgh de Depressão Pós-Parto – EPDS" e a "Escala de crenças parentais e práticas de cuidado (E-CPPC na primeira infância". Os resultados obtidos com 132 mães indicaram sintomas de depressão para 29,5% da amostra. Com relação às práticas houve diferenças significativas entre os grupos clínicos e não clínicos na dimensão Estimulação, indicando que mães deprimidas podem interagir e estimular menos seus bebês. Desta forma têm-se aí um grupo de risco em que a díade deve ser cuidada garantindo saúde e um desenvolvimento adequado

  16. Desempenho funcional de crianças com deficiência visual, atendidas no Departamento de Estimulação Visual da Fundação Altino Ventura Functional outcome of visually handicapped children cared for at the Department of Visual Stimulation - "Fundação Altino Ventura"

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    Juliana Malta

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Traçar o perfil funcional de crianças portadoras de deficiência visual. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 27 crianças. Dezessete com acuidade visual normal (que freqüentavam a Escola Municipal Alto do Maracanã, em Recife, e dez portadoras de deficiência visual (que recebiam estimulação visual no Departamento de Estimulação Visual da Fundação Altino Ventura, Recife. Foi utilizado o teste funcional padrão PEDI. RESULTADOS: As crianças portadoras de deficiência visual apresentaram desempenho significantemente inferior nas áreas de autocuidado e mobilidade que as crianças do grupo controle. CONCLUSÃO: A deficiência visual traz conseqüências limitantes para o desempenho de atividades de autocuidado, locomoção, compreensão, comunicação e tarefas domésticas, na faixa etária estudada.PURPOSE: To analyze the functional outcome of visually handicapped children. METHODS: Twenty-seven children were evaluated using the standard functional PEDI test. Seventeen who attended school at "Escola Municipal Alto do Maracanã", Recife - Pernambuco, Brazil, had normal visual acuity and the other ten had visual handicap, and were cared for at Stimulation Visual Department - "Fundação Altino Ventura", in the same city. RESULTS: The children who had visual handicap showed significantly worse performance in self-care and mobility than normal children. CONCLUSION: Visual handicap may have limited the performance regarding self-care, mobility, understanding, communication, home works, in the studied group.

  17. Urine culture

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    Culture and sensitivity - urine ... when urinating. You also may have a urine culture after you have been treated for an infection. ... when bacteria or yeast are found in the culture. This likely means that you have a urinary ...

  18. Estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea após cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Paula Monique Barbosa Lima

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Após a cirurgia cardíaca, os pacientes apresentam limitação na força muscular respiratória, o que favorece a instalação de complicações pulmonares. OBJETIVO: Analisar a eficácia da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea sobre o processo doloroso e força muscular respiratória em pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de revascularização do miocárdio (CRM. MÉTODOS: Foram inclusos pacientes em pós-operatório de CRM por meio de esternotomia, com uso de circulação extracorpórea, anestesia geral, sem estar sob efeito de bloqueio neuromuscular, uso de drenos de tórax e mediastino, extubados até 6 horas pós-procedimento e apresentando índice igual ou superior a três na escala analógica visual da dor (EVA, estando no primeiro dia de pós-operatório (1º DPO. Foram recrutados 20 pacientes, divididos em dois grupos, sem predomínio de sexo: Grupo Controle (n=10, que recebeu terapia analgésica mais fisioterapia; e Grupo TENS, que recebeu terapia analgésica, fisioterapia e TENS. A TENS foi aplicada por 30 minutos, três vezes ao dia, num intervalo de 3 horas cada aplicação. RESULTADOS: Para o grau de dor, houve uma média inicial e final, respectivamente, de 7,0 e 1,0 para o Grupo TENS e 7,0 e 8,0 para o Grupo Controle. Para a Pimáx, a média inicial e final foi de, respectivamente, -102,5 cmH2O e -141,17 cmH2O para o Grupo TENS e -97,0 cmH2O e -100,3 cmH2O para o Controle. Quanto a Pemáx, a média inicial e final foi de, respectivamente, 63 cmH2O e 125 cmH2O para o Grupo TENS e 55,3 cmH2O e 53,2 cmH2O para o Grupo Controle. CONCLUSÃO: A TENS demonstrou eficácia significativa na redução da algia e no aumento das forças musculares respiratórias no 1º DPO de CRM.INTRODUCTION: After cardiac surgery, patients have a limitation in respiratory muscle strength, which favors the appearing of pulmonary complications. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS

  19. Utilização de plasma rico em plaquetas para estimulação da angiogênese em flape de padrão axial toracodorsal em coelhos (Oryctolagus cuniculus

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    Josiane M. Pazzini

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Feridas de grandes extensões, com perda da viabilidade tecidual e retardo na cicatrização por segunda intenção são casos que se faz necessário o emprego de técnicas cirúrgicas reconstrutivas. O plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP é um produto com maior concentração plaquetária, adjuvante no processo cicatricial de cirurgias reconstrutivas, auxiliando nos processos de hemostasia e estimulação da angiogênese. Dessa forma, delineou-se um estudo a fim de avaliar a eficácia do uso do gel produzido a partir do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP em flapes de avanço de padrão axial toracodorsal em coelhos, para avaliar a possibilidade de favorecer a integração do retalho no leito receptor. Utilizaram-se 30 coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia branco, separados em dois grupos de 15 animais, compreendendo os grupos plasma rico em plaquetas (GPRP, na qual empregou-se o gel antes da síntese da ferida cirúrgica, e controle (GC, na qual utilizou-se apenas solução fisiológica. Para obtenção do PRP, coletou-se sangue dos animais, e determinou-se a contagem plaquetária antes da preparação do gel. No início e término do experimento os animais foram pesados para posterior análise de ganho peso médio. Após o procedimento cirúrgico iniciou-se as avaliações macroscópicas no 3º, 7º e 14º dia, e avaliou-se presença ou ausência de exsudato, integridade da pele, edema, rubor e necrose. Após esta etapa, coletou-se o material da ferida cirúrgica para confecção das lâminas histológicas e posterior avaliação microscópica. Avaliou-se a proliferação vascular, presença de células mononucleares e polimorfonucleares, proliferação fibroblástica, colagenização, reepitelização e hemorragia. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise estatística (Teste t Student, t emparalhado, e Kruskall Walis, sendo p<0,05. O ganho de peso médio não foi significativo entre os grupos; a concentração plaquetária da amostra final do PRP

  20. Safeguards Culture

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    Frazar, Sarah L.; Mladineo, Stephen V.

    2012-07-01

    The concepts of nuclear safety and security culture are well established; however, a common understanding of safeguards culture is not internationally recognized. Supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration, the authors prepared this report, an analysis of the concept of safeguards culture, and gauged its value to the safeguards community. The authors explored distinctions between safeguards culture, safeguards compliance, and safeguards performance, and evaluated synergies and differences between safeguards culture and safety/security culture. The report concludes with suggested next steps.

  1. A lesão do trato de Lissauer e do corno posterior da substância cinzenta da medula espinal e a estimulação elétrica do sistema nervoso central para o tratamento da dor por avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial DREZ lesions and electrical stimulation of the central nervous system for treatment of brachial plexus avulsion pain

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    MANOEL JACOBSON TEIXEIRA

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Descrevemos os resultados do tratamento operatório de 10 doentes com dor resultante de avulsão de raízes do plexo braquial. Sete foram tratados pela técnica de lesão do trato de Lissauer (TL e do corno posterior da medula espinal (CPME, 4 pela técnica de estimulação elétrica da medula espinal (EM e 2 pela técnica de estimulação talâmica (ET. Três doentes foram tratados por ambos os procedimentos. Foi observada melhora imediata em 50% dos doentes com a técnica de estimulação medular e em apenas 25% dos casos, a longo prazo. Ocorreu melhora imediata, mas recorrência tardia da dor nos 2 doentes tratados pela ET. Houve melhora imediata de todos os doentes tratados pela técnica da lesão e recidiva parcial da dor em 23% dos casos, a longo prazo. Complicações temporárias foram observadas em 28,6% dos casos tratados pela técnica de lesão. Conclui-se que a lesão do TL e do CPME proporcionam resultados mais satisfatórios a longo prazo que a técnica de estimulação (p = 0,0046; entretanto, esta última é mais segura.We analyze the effectiveness of the treatment of 10 patients of brachial plexus avulsion pain. Seven underwent dorsal root entry zone lesions (DREZ, 3, dorsal column stimulation (DCS and, 2 thalamic stimulation (TS. DCS resulted in immediate improvement of pain in 50% of the patients. After a long term follow up period, just 25% of the patients were still better. TS resulted the in temporary improvement of 2 patients. Both had full recurrence few months after the operation. Immediate improvement of the symptoms occurred in all patients treated by DREZ. After a long term follow up period, excellent results were observed in 71.4% of the patients and good results in the remainder. The complication rate was higher among DREZ patients. It is concluded that DREZ is a better procedure for treatment of brachial plexus avulsion pain than DCS and TS (p = 0,0046; however, DCS and TS are safer.

  2. Organizational Culture

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    Adrian HUDREA

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Cultural orientations of an organization can be its greatest strength, providing the basis for problem solving, cooperation, and communication. Culture, however, can also inhibit needed changes. Cultural changes typically happen slowly – but without cultural change, many other organizational changes are doomed to fail. The dominant culture of an organization is a major contributor to its success. But, of course, no organizational culture is purely one type or another. And the existence of secondary cultures can provide the basis for change. Therefore, organizations need to understand the cultural environments and values.

  3. Industrial cultures

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    1996-01-01

    The chapter deals with different paradigms andtheories of cultural development. The problem toexplain change and methods to analyse developmentin different cultures are presented and discussed.......The chapter deals with different paradigms andtheories of cultural development. The problem toexplain change and methods to analyse developmentin different cultures are presented and discussed....

  4. Intervenção fonoaudiológica em recém-nascido pré-termo: estimulação oromotora e sucção não-nutritiva Preterm newborns speech therapy: oromotor stimulation and non-nutritive sucking

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    Diane Fernanda Bernal Calado

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: intervenção fonoaudiológica em recém-nascido pré-termo, com uso das técnicas de estimulação oromotora e sucção não-nutritiva. PROCEDIMENTOS: participaram da intervenção fonoaudiológica dois recém-nascidos gemelares com idade gestacional corrigida de 35 semanas e 2/7 dias. Foi realizada a avaliação fonoaudiológica para verificar a prontidão do prematuro para o início da alimentação por via oral e a eficiência da alimentação por via oral por meio das relações: volume aceito pelo volume total prescrito e volume aceito pelo tempo de aceitação da dieta. Posteriormente foi sorteada a técnica que cada recém-nascido receberia. RN1 recebeu a técnica de estimulação oromotora e o RN2 recebeu a técnica de sucção não-nutritiva. Em seguida, receberam 10 sessões de terapia fonoaudiológica e foram reavaliados. RESULTADOS: após as sessões de estimulação os recém-nascidos apresentaram melhora nos reflexos orais e no padrão de sucção não nutritiva e melhoraram no aproveitamento da dieta oral. CONCLUSÃO: ambos os recém-nascidos foram beneficiados com a intervenção fonoaudiológica.BACKGROUND: Preterm Newborns speech therapy with the use of oromotor stimulation and non-nutritive sucking. PROCEDURES: two Twin Newborns took part in this speech therapy with corrected gestational age of 35 weeks and 2/7 days. The clinical speech assessment was performed in order to check the premature readiness for the beginning of oral feeding and the efficiency of oral feeding by some relations such as the accepted volume by the total prescribed volume and the accepted volume by the time of the diet acceptance. Later on we picked up the technique that each newborn would receive. The First newborn got the oromotor stimulation and the second newborn has got the non-nutritive sucking technique. They went 10 (ten sessions each and have been revaluated. RESULTS: after the stimulation procedures both newborns showed improvement in

  5. Cultural psychology.

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    Heine, Steven J; Ruby, Matthew B

    2010-03-01

    Humans are a cultural species, constantly navigating a complex web of culturally bound practices, norms, and worldviews. This article provides a brief overview of the relatively young field of cultural psychology, which investigates the many ways psychology and culture interweave with one another. Highlighting the cultural nature of the human species, it draws upon research on cultural evolution, enculturation, and developmental processes. This review further summarizes a number of cultural differences in how people perceive the self, and the behavioral consequences that follow from these differences, in the domains of internal and external attribution styles, motivations for self-enhancement, approach/avoidance, primary and secondary control, as well as motivations for distinctiveness and conformity. Additionally, the review discusses research on the intersection of culture and emotion, as well as cultural differences in cognition, perception, and reasoning. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Cultural commons and cultural evolution

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    Giangiacomo Bravo

    2010-01-01

    Culture evolves following a process that is akin to biological evolution, although with some significant differences. At the same time culture has often a collective good value for human groups. This paper studies culture in an evolutionary perspective, with a focus on the implications of group definition for the coexistence of different cultures. A model of cultural evolution is presented where agents interacts in an artificial environment. The belonging to a specific memetic group is a majo...

  7. Efeitos da mudança de modo de estimulação ventricular para atrioventricular sobre a qualidade de vida em pacientes com cardiopatia chagásica e bloqueio atrioventricular na troca eletiva do gerador de pulsos Health-related quality of life in patients with Chagas' cardiomiopathy and complete atrioventricular block at elective pulse generator replacement: effects of pacing mode upgraded from VVI to DDD

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    Luiz Antonio Castilho Teno

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da mudança de modo de estimulação ventricular para atrioventricular sobre a qualidade de vida em pacientes com cardiopatia chagásica e bloqueio atrioventricular, na troca eletiva do gerador de pulsos. MÉTODO: No período de 8 de setembro de 2001 a 18 de março de 2004, no Instituto do Coração da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo e no Hospital de Beneficência Portuguesa de Ribeirão Preto, foram estudados comparativamente sob estimulação ventricular e atrioventricular 27 pacientes com cardiopatia chagásica e bloqueio atrioventricular, com indicação de troca eletiva do gerador de pulsos. Os pacientes foram analisados na inclusão do estudo e alternadamente no modo ventricular e atrioventricular em duas fases com duração de 90 dias, considerando-se o comportamento clínico, avaliado pela qualidade de vida. A análise estatística foi realizada na condição basal, modo VVI e modo DDD, utilizando-se o teste de variância para medidas repetidas, considerando-se nível de significância de 0,05. RESULTADOS: Não foram detectadas diferenças de comportamento na qualidade de vida, avaliada pela capacidade funcional pelo estado geral e pela vitalidade, entre os dois modos de estimulação cardíaca estudados. Ocorreram três casos de complicações relacionadas à mudança de modo de estimulação: dois casos de taquiarritmias atriais conduzidas pelo marcapasso e um caso de deslocamento de eletrodo atrial. CONCLUSÕES: A análise comparativa da estimulação ventricular com a atrioventricular, na troca eletiva do gerador, demonstrou que não houve diferença de comportamento clínico sobre a qualidade de vida.OBJECTIVE: Health-related quality of life in patients with Chagas' cardiomyopathy and complete atrioventricular block at elective pulse generator replacement: effects of pacing mode upgraded from VVI to DDD. METHOD: From September 8, 2001 to March 18, 2004, at the Instituto do Cora

  8. Efeitos da diatermia por ondas curtas no torque do músculo quadríceps femoral durante a estimulação elétrica neuromuscular e contração voluntária em indivíduos saudáveis

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    Fábio Chittero Boldrini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A influência dos efeitos do calor no torque em indivíduos de ambos os gêneros é desconhecida, principalmente quando associado à estimulação elétrica. OBJETIVOS: Analisar o efeito da diatermia por ondas curtas no torque do músculo quadríceps femoral gerado pela contração voluntária e eletricamente induzida em indivíduos assintomáticos de ambos os gêneros e avaliar o desconforto gerado pela corrente elétrica. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 26 voluntários, onde foi avaliada a capacidade de produção de torque em um dinamômetro isocinético através de contrações isométricas voluntárias máximas (CIVM e eletricamente induzida (TEI. Os voluntários foram submetidos a quatro momentos: mensuração do torque através de contração voluntária, contração voluntária após aplicação do calor, contração eletricamente induzida e contração eletricamente induzida após aplicação do calor. O desconforto sensorial durante a estimulação elétrica foi avaliado com a escala visual analógica (EVA. RESULTADOS: O torque no sexo masculino foi maior quando submetido à aplicação da corrente elétrica associado ao calor (p = 0,030. Em relação ao desconforto gerado pela corrente elétrica, foi observado aumento no sexo feminino quando associado ao calor (p = 0,044 comparado ao sexo masculino. CONCLUSÃO: A diatermia por ondas curtas não influenciou o torque produzido pela contração voluntária, porém houve aumento do torque eletricamente induzido (TEI após aplicação de calor em indivíduos do sexo masculino e aumento do desconforto sensorial gerado pela corrente apenas nos sujeitos do sexo feminino.

  9. Efeito da pré-estimulação ovariana sobre características de oócitos após punção folicular em bovinos Effect of ovarian pre-stimulation on the ultrasound-guided follicular puncture

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    J.H.M. Viana

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da pré-estimulação ovariana com FSH e da imunização ativa contra inibina suína sobre o número e classificação morfológica de oócitos recuperados por punção folicular. Catorze vacas da raça Gir, pluríparas e não-lactantes, foram distribuídas em: TI - submetidas a pré-estimulação com 250 UI de FSH (n=4, TII - submetidas a imunização ativa contra inibina suína (n=4 e TIII - não tratadas (n=6; controle. Todos os animais tiveram seus folículos com diâmetro superior a três milímetros aspirados uma vez por semana, durante 10 semanas consecutivas. O TI apresentou aumento na população folicular total (PThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ovarian pre-stimulation with FSH and active immunization against swine inhibin on the number and quality of oocytes recovered by follicular puncture. Pluriparous, non-lactating Gir cows (n=14 were distributed as: TI - pre-treatment with 250 IU of FSH (n=4, TII - active immunization against swine inhibin (n=4 and TIII - not treated (n=6; control group. All animals had their ovarian follicles above three millimeters in diameter aspirated once a week during 10 consecutive weeks. The TI presented an increase in total follicular population (P<0.05 and in the number of punctured follicles (P<0.001, but reduced recovery rate when compared to treatments II and III (68.8% vs. 78.4% and 76.3%, respectively; P<0.01. The TII did not affect the main ovarian characteristics, except for an increase in the number of medium follicles (P<0.01. Treatment I yielded a higher percentage of viable oocytes (77.2% vs. 69.8%; P<0.05 and oocytes Grade I (19.8% vs. 11.6%; P<0.001 than TIII. Both treatments I and II resulted in reduction of the percentage of degenerated oocytes (16.4% and 16.8% vs. 22.3%; P<0.05. Ovarian pre-stimulation with FSH was the most consistent treatment for increasing quality of oocytes recovered from Zebu cattle.

  10. Repellent Culture.

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    Carroll, Jeffrey

    2001-01-01

    Considers defining "culture," noting how it is difficult to define because those individuals defining it cannot separate themselves from it. Relates these issues to student writing and their writing improvement. Addresses violence in relation to culture. (SG)

  11. Culturing Protozoa.

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    Stevenson, Paul

    1980-01-01

    Compares various nutrient media, growth conditions, and stock solutions used in culturing protozoa. A hay infusion in Chalkey's solution maintained at a stable temperature is recommended for producing the most dense and diverse cultures. (WB)

  12. Throat Culture

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    ... products and services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities Throat Culture Share this page: Was this page helpful? Collecting | ... treatment | Getting results | see BLOOD SAMPLE Collecting A culture is a test that is often used to ...

  13. Culturing Protozoa.

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    Stevenson, Paul

    1980-01-01

    Compares various nutrient media, growth conditions, and stock solutions used in culturing protozoa. A hay infusion in Chalkey's solution maintained at a stable temperature is recommended for producing the most dense and diverse cultures. (WB)

  14. Safety culture

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    Keen, L.J. [Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)

    2003-07-01

    Safety culture has become a topic of increasing interest for industry and regulators as issues are raised on safety problems around the world. The keys to safety culture are organizational effectiveness, effective communications, organizational learning, and a culture that encourages the identification and resolution of safety issues. The necessity of a strong safety culture places an onus on all of us to continually question whether the safety measures already in place are sufficient, and are being applied. (author)

  15. Cultural clashes

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    2001-01-01

    ... is essentially a cultural, not religious, practice. Siddiq Bazarwala Singapore From Georgina Dubourcq Sir: While I don't disagree with Dr Dalrymple's comments about the way Muslim culture can treat women, I wonder how a culture which condones lap-dancing, pornographic videos and often turns a blind eye to under-age prostitution can really feel superior. I...

  16. Handling Culture

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    Pieter van Nispen tot Pannerden

    2011-01-01

    The article indicates how companies may prepare for and deal with cultural differences. Because the research base is still rather limited an overall perspective may not be realised. After discussing definitions and concepts of culture, as well as values, cultural differences between states are discu

  17. Handling Culture

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    Nispen tot Pannerden, P.J.M. van

    2011-01-01

    The article indicates how companies may prepare for and deal with cultural differences. Because the research base is still rather limited an overall perspective may not be realised. After discussing definitions and concepts of culture, as well as values, cultural differences between states are discu

  18. Beyond Culture.

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    Barron, Daniel D.

    1993-01-01

    Discusses the lack of literature relating to cultural differences and school library media programs and reviews the book "Beyond Culture" by Edward T. Hall. Highlights include the population/environment crisis, cultural literacy, the use of technology, and Marshall McLuhan's idea of the global village. (LRW)

  19. Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity

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    WANG SIXIN

    2011-01-01

    @@ Culture is a very big concept, big enough almost to comprise all the activities of human beings and the tangible and intangible results caused by human activities.Therefore, it is very difficult to define culture in a few words.

  20. Atuação fonoaudiológica na estimulação precoce da sucção não-nutritiva em recém-nascidos pré-termo Action of speech therapy on early stimulation of non-nutritive sucking in preterm newborns

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    Larisse Taliane Lira Moura

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: estimulação precoce da sucção não-nutritiva em recém-nascidos pré-termo. PROCEDIMENTOS: análise detalhada de três prontuários de recém-nascidos pré-termos com idade gestacional de 33 semanas que apresentavam apenas dificuldade na sucção, sem patologias associadas. Na análise dos prontuários foram levantados os seguintes dados para comparação: peso ao nascer, total de dias no alto risco, total de dias no médio risco, tônus, peso/ganho, tempo de intervenção fonoaudiológica e alta hospitalar. Os bebês foram atendidos na UTI do Hospital Regional de Taguatinga, em Brasília/DF. RESULTADOS: o primeiro recém-nascido (RN1 passou 19 dias no alto risco, o RN2 passou três dias e o RN3 quatro dias. A estimulação da sucção do RN1 foi mais tardia, pela longa permanência no alto risco, na qual não há a atuação fonoaudiológica. O RN1 teve maior dificuldade para desenvolver seu reflexo de sucção e recebeu alta com auxílio do banco de leite. Os RN2 e RN3 receberam alta realizando sucção eficaz no seio materno sem nenhuma recomendação. CONCLUSÃO: os dados obtidos nessa pesquisa apontam para a eficácia da intervenção fonoaudiológica com relação à estimulação precoce da sucção em recém-nascido pré-termo, estando relacionada com a alta hospitalar e o desenvolvimento global do bebê. A estimulação precoce da fonoaudiologia nos recém-nascidos pré-termos é fundamental para uma alimentação no seio materno eficaz, prazerosa e funcional. Além de proporcionar maior vínculo entre mãe e bebê ainda no âmbito hospitalar, a atuação da fonoaudiologia pode favorecer a diminuição do tempo de internação.BACKGROUND: early stimulation of non-nutritive sucking in preterm newborns. PROCEDURES: review of three charts of preterm newborn infants with gestational age of 33 weeks who had difficulty only in sucking, without associated pathologies. In the analysis of the records, the following data were collected

  1. Culture evolves.

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    Whiten, Andrew; Hinde, Robert A; Laland, Kevin N; Stringer, Christopher B

    2011-04-12

    Culture pervades human lives and has allowed our species to create niches all around the world and its oceans, in ways quite unlike any other primate. Indeed, our cultural nature appears so distinctive that it is often thought to separate humanity from the rest of nature and the Darwinian forces that shape it. A contrary view arises through the recent discoveries of a diverse range of disciplines, here brought together to illustrate the scope of a burgeoning field of cultural evolution and to facilitate cross-disciplinary fertilization. Each approach emphasizes important linkages between culture and evolutionary biology rather than quarantining one from the other. Recent studies reveal that processes important in cultural transmission are more widespread and significant across the animal kingdom than earlier recognized, with important implications for evolutionary theory. Recent archaeological discoveries have pushed back the origins of human culture to much more ancient times than traditionally thought. These developments suggest previously unidentified continuities between animal and human culture. A third new array of discoveries concerns the later diversification of human cultures, where the operations of Darwinian-like processes are identified, in part, through scientific methods borrowed from biology. Finally, surprising discoveries have been made about the imprint of cultural evolution in the predispositions of human minds for cultural transmission.

  2. Spatial Culture

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    2012-01-01

    – 2006. The essays published here allow us to subdivide the field of spatial culture into five major domains, summarized in the titles of chapters in the book: ”Perception and Strategies: Architecture”, ”Politics and Poetics: Urban Spaces”, ”Movements and Cityscape: Textuality”, ”Crisis and Construction......Spatial Culture – A Humanities Perspective Abstract of introductory essay by Henrik Reeh Secured by alliances between socio-political development and cultural practices, a new field of humanistic studies in spatial culture has developed since the 1990s. To focus on links between urban culture...... and modern society is, however, an intellectual practice which has a much longer history. Already in the 1980s, the debate on the modern and the postmodern cited Paris and Los Angeles as spatio-cultural illustrations of these major philosophical concepts. Earlier, in the history of critical studies, the work...

  3. Culture Shock

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    2004-01-01

    Specialists say that it is not easy to get used to life in a new culture.“Culture shock”is the term these specialists use when talking about the feelings that people have in a new environment.There are three stages of culture shock,say the specialists.In the first stage,the newcomers like their new environment,Then when the fresh experience

  4. Cultural diversity

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    Raghavan, Raghu

    2011-01-01

    The concept of cultural diversity has emerged as an influential one having impact on multiple policy and legal instruments especially following the adoption of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in 2005. The discussions on its appropriate implementation are however profoundly fragmented and often laden with political considerations. The present brief paper offers some thoughts on the meaning of cultural diversity and its implementati...

  5. Skin or nail culture

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    Mucosal culture; Culture - skin; Culture - mucosal; Nail culture; Culture - fingernail; Fingernail culture ... There, it is placed in a special dish (culture). It is then watched to see if bacteria, ...

  6. Cultural probes

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    Madsen, Jacob Østergaard

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was thus to explore cultural probes (Gaver, Boucher et al. 2004), as a possible methodical approach, supporting knowledge production on situated and contextual aspects of occupation.......The aim of this study was thus to explore cultural probes (Gaver, Boucher et al. 2004), as a possible methodical approach, supporting knowledge production on situated and contextual aspects of occupation....

  7. Manuscript Cultures

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    What do Mesoamerica, Greece, Byzantium, Island, Chad, Ethiopia, India, Tibet, China and Japan have in common? Like many other cultures of the world, they share a particular form of cultural heritage: ancient handwritten documents. In 2007, scholars from some20 countries around the world gathered...

  8. Culture Stories

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    Jensen, Ole B.

    2007-01-01

    by certain representations and embedded in certain norms and values. The analytical framework is applied on a case of cultural urban branding. The case is the harbour front in Aalborg, Denmark where a number of flagship architecture projects and cultural institutions are being planned. It is shown how...

  9. Cultural Communications.

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    Armas, Jose

    It is too often taken for granted that the communication process with culturally different children takes place as readily as it might with children from Anglo cultures. Most teachers receive training in verbal and formal communication skills; children come to school with nonverbal and informal communication skills. This initially can create…

  10. CULTURAL TOURISM

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    Dana POP

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we will try to analyse the cultural tourism. We will start by referring to the complex concepts of tourism and culture and to the synergies existing between them. We will define cultural tourism and present its appearance and evolution as well as its importance as a modern form of tourism. We will present the various types of cultural tourism with their characteristics and the specific features of cultural tourists according to their interests. We will also mention that there are advantages and disadvantages for any kind of tourism depending on the position – local communities, companies or tourists. For the future we will refer to the new partnership between UNWTO and UNESCO.

  11. Cultural History and Cultural Materialism.

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    Berman, Ronald

    1990-01-01

    Historicism critiques cultural history and cultural materialism as a methodology for literary analysis. Questions the finality of interpretation, how original values change, and whether dramatic history implies actual history. Using Shakespearean plays, analyzes the power and politics of a play in relation to its audience; posits that cultural…

  12. Cultural History and Cultural Materialism.

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    Berman, Ronald

    1990-01-01

    Historicism critiques cultural history and cultural materialism as a methodology for literary analysis. Questions the finality of interpretation, how original values change, and whether dramatic history implies actual history. Using Shakespearean plays, analyzes the power and politics of a play in relation to its audience; posits that cultural…

  13. Digging culture and doing culture

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    Andries van den Broek; Jos de Haan; Frank Huysmans

    2009-01-01

    Original title: Cultuurbewonderaars en cultuurbeoefenaars. There are people who love art and culture and there are people who practise it; people who enjoy it and people who are themselves creative in their leisure time. Who are these culture-lovers and practitioners? How has participation in

  14. Culture Matters

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    Gillian Warner-Søderholm

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Whether managers are concerned with financial issues, marketing, or human resource management (HRM, cultural values and practices do matter. The purpose of this article is to understand Norwegian managers’ cultural values within the cross-cultural landscape of her neighbors in the “Scandinavian cluster.” Clearly, subtle but disturbing differences may surface even when representatives from similar cultures work together. As a follow on from the GLOBE project, data based on the GLOBE instrument were collected on culture and communication values in Norway from 710 Norwegian middle managers for this present study. Although the Scandinavian cultures appear ostensibly similar, the results illustrate that research can reveal subtle but important cultural differences in nations that are similar yet dissimilar. All three Scandinavian societies appear intrinsically egalitarian; they appear to value low Power Distance, directness, and consensus in decision making and to promote Gender Egalitarianism. Nevertheless, there are significant differences in the degrees of commitment to these values by each individual Scandinavian partner. These differences need to be understood and appreciated to avoid misunderstandings.

  15. Ventilação elétrica: indicações e aspectos técnicos do implante cirúrgico do marca-passo de estimulação diafragmática Electric ventilation: indications for and technical aspects of diaphragm pacing stimulation surgical implantation

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    Miguel Lia Tedde

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Pacientes com lesão medular cervical alta em geral são dependentes de ventilação mecânica, que, embora salve vidas, está associada a complicações e redução da expectativa de vida devido a infecções respiratórias. A estimulação do diafragma por marca-passo, às vezes chamada de ventilação elétrica, induz a inspiração por estimulação dos músculos inspiratórios. Nosso objetivo foi destacar as indicações e alguns aspectos da técnica cirúrgica empregada no implante laparoscópico dos eletrodos, assim como descrever cinco casos de pacientes tetraplégicos submetidos à técnica. MÉTODOS: A seleção dos pacientes envolveu estudos de condução do nervo frênico por via transcutânea para determinar se os nervos estavam preservados. A abordagem cirúrgica foi laparoscopia clássica, com quatro trocartes. A técnica foi iniciada com o mapeamento elétrico para encontrar os "pontos motores" (pontos de contração máxima do diafragma. Se o mapeamento era bem-sucedido, dois eletrodos eram implantados na face abdominal de cada lado do diafragma para estimular ramos do nervo frênico. RESULTADOS: Dos cinco pacientes, três e um, respectivamente, eram capazes de respirar somente com o uso do marca-passo por períodos superiores a 24 e 6 h, enquanto um não era capaz. CONCLUSÕES: Embora seja necessário um acompanhamento mais longo para chegar a conclusões definitivas, os resultados iniciais são promissores, pois, no momento, a maioria dos nossos pacientes pode permanecer sem ventilação mecânica por longos períodos de tempo.OBJECTIVE: Patients with high cervical spinal cord injury are usually dependent on mechanical ventilation support, which, albeit life saving, is associated with complications and decreased life expectancy because of respiratory infections. Diaphragm pacing stimulation (DPS, sometimes referred to as electric ventilation, induces inhalation by stimulating the inspiratory muscles. Our objective

  16. Análise dos fatores de risco para mortalidade na estimulação pediátrica endocárdica transfemoral: experiência em longo prazo Risk factors analysis in transvenous pediatric pacing through femoral access: long-term experience

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    Roberto Costa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A estimulação cardíaca permanente melhora a sobrevida de crianças com bradicardia congênita ou adquirida, embora a mortalidade após o implante de marcapasso permaneça relativamente alta. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os resultados em longo prazo de crianças submetidas a implante de marcapasso endocárdico pela veia femoral, incluindo a identificação de fatores de risco associados à mortalidade. MÉTODO: De 1981 a 2000, 99 pacientes variando em idade de um dia a 13 anos (4,1 ± 3,6 com mediana = 3 anos foram submetidos a implante de marcapasso permanente pela via femoral devido a bradicardia de origem congênita (39,4%, pós-cirúrgica (54,5% ou adquirida não cirurgicamente (6,1%. RESULTADOS: Ao final de 7,1 ± 5,3 anos (708,3 pacientes-anos de seguimento, 18 (18,2% pacientes haviam morrido. A sobrevida atuarial foi de 85%, 79,5%, e 74,2%, aos cinco, 10, e 15 anos, respectivamente. Os fatores independentes de mortalidade identificados pela análise proporcional de Cox foram: menor idade ao implante (p = 0,028, presença de anomalias cardíacas não corrigidas ou presença de próteses intracardíacas (p = 0,0001 e evidências radiográficas de cardiomegalia (p = 0,035. CONCLUSÕES: A estimulação cardíaca endocárdica permanente pela via femoral apresenta expectativa de sobrevida comparável a outras técnicas, com baixas taxas de complicações devidas ao implante de marcapasso. A sobrevida em longo prazo foi limitada pela menor idade e dilatação cardíaca no momento do implante, assim como pela presença de defeitos cardíacos sem correção ou de próteses valvares.OBJECTIVE: Permanent cardiac pacing improves survival of children with congenital or acquired bradycardia, although mortality after pacing remains relatively high. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of children who undergo permanent endocardial cardiac pacing via the femoral vein, including the identification of associated

  17. Estimulação magnética transcraniana de repetição associada a antidepressivo: início e intensidade da resposta antidepressiva Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation associated with antidepressant: start and intensive of the antidrepressant answer

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    Demetrio Ortega Rumi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar diferentes estudos que analisam o grau de eficácia da resposta antidepressiva entre a associação de estimulação magnética transcraniana de repetição (EMTr com antidepressivos em pacientes deprimidos graves. MÉTODOS: Os autores revisaram vários estudos em que a EMTr foi usada concomitantemente a antidepressivos em pacientes deprimidos graves. Adicionalmente, relatou-se um estudo feito no Instituto de Psiquiatria do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. Estudo duplo-cego, randomizado, unicêntrico, placebo-controlado com 46 pacientes atendendo aos critérios diagnósticos da DSM-IV para episódio depressivo severo. Os pacientes estavam em uso de amitriptilina. RESULTADOS: De forma geral, a maioria dos estudos mostra que a EMTr apresenta boa eficácia antidepressiva quando associada a antidepressivos. Há grande diversidade de parâmetros técnicos utilizados, tipos de bobina, diferentes técnicas de placebo e uso de diferentes antidepressivos. O estudo realizado no Instituto de Psiquiatria mostrou que o emprego da EMTr de alta freqüência aumentou a resposta antidepressiva à amitriptilina e diminuiu o tempo para o início da resposta antidepressiva em relação ao grupo placebo. CONCLUSÕES: EMTr é um método novo, promissor e com grande potencial para o tratamento da depressão. Apesar disso, observa-se que não há ainda uniformidade no emprego dos parâmetros técnicos, nem tampouco das técnicas de placebo. O estudo realizado no Instituto de Psiquiatria do HC- FMUSP mostrou grandes taxas de resposta e remissão em relação ao grupo com estimulação sham e amitriptilna.OBJECTIVE: Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been developed as a noninvasive method to stimulate the cortex, and the treatment of depression is one of its potential therapeutic applications. This report makes a review about add-on trials (hf-rTMS plus antidepressants discuss whether rTMS does

  18. Utilização de diferentes estimulações elétricas para o tratamento da dor em mulheres com disfunção temporomandibular Use of different electrical stimulations for treating pain in women with temporomandibular disorders

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    D Rodrigues-Bigaton

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a intensidade da dor em indivíduos com disfunção temporomandibular (DTM tratados com dez sessões de estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS ou estimulação elétrica de Alta Voltagem (EEAV. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionadas 24 mulheres (22,98±1,86 anos com diagnóstico de DTM, segundo o Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD, sendo 60% com diagnóstico de DTM do grupo Ia e 40% Ia e IIa. As voluntárias foram divididas em dois grupos denominados grupo TENS (GT e Grupo Alta Voltagem (GAV. Em ambos os grupos as voluntárias receberam dez aplicações da TENS (10Hz modulada em 50%, 200 µs e intensidade no limiar motor ou da EEAV (10Hz, pulsos gêmeos com 20µs cada e intervalo 100µs interpulsos gêmeos, 100Volts e pólo positivo duas vezes por semana por 30 minutos. Para mensurar a intensidade da dor, foi utilizada a escala visual analógica (EVA. Para análise estatística, utilizou-se teste t de Student e análise de regressão linear simples. RESULTADOS: Comparando-se as condições pré e pós TENS observa-se uma redução na intensidade da dor (pOBJECTIVE: To analyze pain intensity in individuals with temporomandibular disorder (TMD who were treated with ten sessions of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS or high voltage electrical stimulation (HVES. METHODS: Twenty-four women (22.98±1.86 years old with a diagnosis of TMD in accordance with the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD were selected. 60% of the subjects had a diagnosis of TMD classified as group Ia and 40% as Ia and IIa. They were divided into two groups named the TENS group (TG and the high voltage group (HVG. Each individual received ten applications of either TENS (10Hz, modulated at 50%, 200µs and motor threshold intensity or HVES (10Hz, twin pulses of 20µs each at intervals of 100µs between the twin pulses, 100volts and positive pole twice a week for 30 minutes

  19. Estimulação medular espinhal para tratamento da polineuropatia dolorosa refratária induzida por quimioterapia Estimulación medular espinal para tratamiento de la polineuropatía dolorosa refractaria inducida por quimioterapia Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of refractory painful polineuropathy induced by chemotherapy

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    José Luciano Braun Filho

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVAS E OBJETIVOS: Polineuropatia dolorosa pós-quimioterapia tem sido muitas vezes uma condição refratária ao tratamento clínico conservador. O objetivo deste relato de caso foi mostrar o uso da estimulação medular como técnica alternativa aos métodos convencionais para tratar paciente com quadro doloroso de difícil controle. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente de 72 anos, com polineuropatia dolorosa pós-quimioterapia há mais ou menos dez anos, apresentava dor de forte intensidade (escala analógica visual = 10 em membros inferiores, contínua e diária, apesar do uso de várias medicações específicas para dor neuropática. Foi submetido a implante de eletrodo peridural apresentando melhora significativa das dores (escala analógica visual = 3 e diminuição do uso de medicação. CONCLUSÃO: A estimulação da medula espinhal constitui uma opção terapêutica em pacientes com neuropatia periférica refratária ao tratamento médico convencional quando bem indicada e realizada dentro de critérios estabelecidos.JUSTIFICATIVAS Y OBJETIVOS: La polineuropatía dolorosa posquimioterapia ha sido en muchas ocasiones una condición refractaria al tratamiento clínico conservador. El objetivo de este relato de caso fue mostrar el uso de la estimulación medular como técnica alternativa a los métodos convencionales para tratar paciente con cuadro doloroso de difícil control. RELATO DEL CASO: Paciente de 72 años, con polineuropatía dolorosa pos-quimioterapia hace más o menos 10 años, presentaba dolor de fuerte intensidad (escala analógica visual = 10 en miembros inferiores, continua y diaria, a pesar del uso de varias medicaciones específicas para dolor neuropático. Se sometió a implante de electrodo peridural presentando una mejoría significativa de los dolores (escala analógica visual = 3 y una disminución del uso de medicación. CONCLUSIÓN: La estimulación de la médula espinal constituye una opción terapéutica en

  20. Influência da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS associada ao alongamento muscular no ganho de flexibilidade Influence of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS associate with muscle stretching on flexibility gains

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    ACC Maciel

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: O aumento da tolerância à dor provocada pelo alongamento é um fator importante no ganho de flexibilidade. A Estimulação Elétrica Nervosa Transcutânea (TENS é uma importante terapia no tratamento da dor, porém seu uso durante alongamento não foi investigado. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da associação alongamento e TENS nos músculos isquiotibiais de mulheres saudáveis sobre ganho de flexibilidade. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Trinta mulheres foram aleatoriamente distribuídas em três grupos (n=10: controle (C e grupos de alongamento (Al e Al+TENS. Estes últimos foram submetidos a alongamento estático (três repetições de 30 segundos por duas semanas, sendo um deles (Al+TENS submetido à aplicação de TENS por dez minutos (100hz; 40µs antes da manobra, com estimulação presente durante a mesma. A flexibilidade foi avaliada pela extensão passiva do joelho antes e após cada sessão, sendo retiradas fotografias para análise pelo software AUTOCAD. A dor percebida foi avaliada com uma Escala Numérica de 0 a 10 pontos. Os dados foram analisados mediante o teste t de Student, para amostras independentes e análise de variância, considerando nível de significância estatística o valor de pBACKGROUND: Increased pain tolerance caused by stretching is an important factor in flexibility gains. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS is therapeutic method for pain treatment, but its use during stretching has not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of associating TENS with stretching to achieve flexibility gains for the hamstring muscles of healthy women. METHODS: Thirty women were randomized into three groups (n=10: one control (C and two stretching groups (St and St+TENS. The stretching groups underwent static stretching (three repetitions of 30 seconds for two weeks, and the other (St+TENS underwent TENS application for ten minutes (100hz, 40µs before the stretching, with the stimulation also

  1. Oficinas de estimulação cognitiva adaptadas para idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve Talleres de estimulación cognitiva adaptadas para ancianos analfabetos con deterioro cognitivo leve Workshops for cognitive stimulation adapted for elderly illiterate individuals with mild cognitive impairment

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    Izabel Borges dos Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Oficinas de estimulação cognitiva para idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve é um tema pouco pesquisado. Objetivou-se verificar a autopercepção da memória em idosos analfabetos com transtorno cognitivo leve, antes e após oficinas de estimulação cognitiva, adaptadas para analfabetos. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa, realizada na Unidade de Saúde de Taguatinga-DF, envolvendo 63 idosos: 22 no Grupo Experimental (GE, com 10 oficinas; 21 no Grupo Controle 1 (GC1, com 10 palestras; e 20 no Grupo Controle 2 (GC2, sem intervenção. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas antes e após intervenções, perguntando-se sobre memória. Aos GE e GC1 foram oferecidas atividades semanais de duas horas. A idade média foi 72,8 anos, 92% do sexo feminino. Na pré-intervenção, 82% haviam piorado memória no último ano. Na pós-intervenção, GC1 e GC2 mantiveram alterações da memória, enquanto GE melhorou cognição. Conclui-se que as oficinas e palestras proporcionaram melhora na funcionalidade e socialização/integração.Objetivó-se evaluar la percepción subjetiva de la memoria en ancianos analfabetos con deterioro cognitivo leve, antes y después de talleres para estimulación cognitiva adaptada para personas analfabetas. Participaran 63 ancianos: 22 en el grupo experimental (GE con 10 talleres; 21 en el grupo control 1 (GC1, con 10 conferencias sobre salud; y 20 en el grupo control 2 (CG2, sin intervención. Fueron realizadas entrevistas semi estructuradas antes y después de las intervenciones, preguntandose sobre la memoria. Para los del GE e GC1 fueran ofrecidas actividades semanales de dos horas. La edad media de los participantes fue de 72,8 años, 92% eran del sexo femenino. En la pre-intervención, 82% reportaran deterioro en la memoria durante el último año. En la pos-intervención, los del CG1 y del CG2 mantuvieron los cambios en la memoria, mientras que los del GE mejoraron la cognición. Concluí-se que

  2. Avaliação de anomalias meióticas de oócitos em pacientes com síndrome dos ovários policísticos submetidas à estimulação ovariana Evaluation of meiotic abnormalities of oocytes from polycystic ovary syndrome patients submitted to ovarian stimulation

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    Rodolpho Cruz Vieira

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o fuso meiótico e a distribuição cromossômica de oócitos maturados in vitro, obtidos de ciclos estimulados de mulheres inférteis com síndrome dos ovários policísticos (SOP e fatores masculino e/ou tubário de infertilidade (Grupo Controle e comparar as taxas de maturação in vitro (MIV entre os dois grupos avaliados. MÉTODOS: cinco pacientes inférteis com SOP e oito pacientes controles, submetidas à estimulação ovariana para injeção intracitoplasmática de espermatozóide, foram selecionadas prospectiva e consecutivamente, e constituíram os grupos de estudo e Controle, respectivamente. Oócitos imaturos captados após estimulação ovariana para a realização de injeção intracitoplasmática de espermatozóide (21 e 29, respectivamente, nos Grupos SOP e Controle foram submetidos à MIV. Apenas os oócitos que apresentaram a extrusão do primeiro corpúsculo polar após a MIV foram fixados e submetidos à imunocoloração e análise por microscopia de fluorescência para avaliação morfológica do fuso e da distribuição cromossômica. A análise estatística foi realizada utilizando o teste exato de Fisher, com significância estatística quando pPURPOSE: to evaluate the meiotic spindle and the chromosome distribution of in vitro matured oocytes obtained from stimulated cycles of infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS and with male factor and/or tubal infertility (Control Group and compare in vitro maturation (IVM rates between the groups analyzed. METHODS: five infertile patients with PCOS and eight controls, submitted to stimulated cycles for intracytoplasmic sperm injection, were selected prospectively and consecutively, and respectively assigned to the study group and the Control Group. Immature oocytes (21 and 29, respectively, from PCOS and Control Group were submitted to IVM. After IVM, oocytes with first polar body extruded were fixed and submitted to immunostaining and fluorescence

  3. Avaliação do ácido lático em indivíduos com hemiparesia pós-acidente vascular encefálico após estimulação elétrica para fortalecimento muscular Lactic acid assessment in post-stroke hemiparetic subjects following electrical stimulation for muscle strengthening

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    Fernanda Ishida Corrêa

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O fortalecimento da musculatura parética promove melhora da capacidade funcional, o que pode ser obtido pela estimulação elétrica funcional (EEF, porém são necessários parâmetros específicos para evitar fadiga muscular. Este estudo visou verificar, em indivíduos com hemiparesia pós-AVE, o tempo de repouso (time off necessário para reabsorção do ácido lático durante a EEF, de modo a evitar a fadiga - detectada por lactacidemia (concentração excessiva de ácido lático. Foram coletadas amostras de sangue de 18 indivíduos portadores de hemiparesia em sete momentos, antes, durante e após a EEF. A corrente quadrada bifásica, de 50 Hz, foi usada com time on de 10 segundos (s e o time off variou de 10 s (protocolo 1 a 30 s (protocolo 2, sobre o ponto motor do músculo tibial anterior. Na análise do sangue coletado, não foi encontrada diferença estatisticamente significante (p>0,05 entre os dois protocolos; tampouco foi registrada diferença no período imediatamente pós-terapia. Pode-se pois afirmar que a ferramenta utilizada para mensurar lactacidemia não se mostrou eficaz na detecção da fadiga muscular, inviabilizando verificar o tempo ideal de repouso (time off, sendo necessários mais estudos em busca de protocolos seguros. Sugere-se a continuidade deste estudo, com alteração do músculo e atividade funcional eliciada pela estimulação elétrica, bem como uma ferramenta alternativa na mensuração e detecção da fadiga muscular.Strengthening paretic muscles improves functional capacity, which can be achieved by functional electric stimulation (FES, but specific parameters are needed in order to prevent muscle fatigue. The purpose of this study was to assess, in post-stroke hemiparetic patients, the necessary time of rest (time off for re-absorption of lactic acid during FES, so as to prevent fatigue - detected by lactic acid testing. Blood samples of 18 hemiparetic subjects were collected at seven moments: pre

  4. Uso do rituximabe para o tratamento da plaquetopenia do lúpus eritematoso sistêmico: eficácia clínica e efeito nas moléculas de co-estimulação Use of rituximab for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus' thrombocytopenia: clinical efficacy and costimulatory molecules effect

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    Mittermayer B. Santiago

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Plaquetopenia é uma complicação não raramente vista no contexto do lúpus eritematoso sistêmico (LES. O seu tratamento inclui o uso de corticosteróide, imunossupressores, imunoglobulina humana e, eventualmente, esplenectomia. Descreve-se um caso de LES com plaquetopenia persistente a despeito do uso de prednisona e azatioprina, que respondeu satisfatoriamente ao uso de rituximabe (RTX. O estudo de citometria de fluxo mostrou depleção dos linfócitos B do sangue periférico, assim como uma queda das moléculas de co-estimulação após o uso da medicação. Não foi observado efeito colateral relacionado à infusão da substância. Dessa forma, o RTX parece estar indicado para casos selecionados de LES com plaquetopenia de difícil controle.Thrombocytopenia is not a rare complication in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE. Its treatment includes the use of corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs, intravenous immunoglobulin and, eventually, splenectomy. We describe a SLE patient with persistent thrombocytopenia despite of the use of prednisone and azathioprine that improved after infusion of rituximab (RTX. Flow cytometry analysis revealed depletion of B cells from the peripheral blood as well as a decrease in costimulatory molecules after the administration of the medication. Side effects related to the infusion were not observed. It suggests that RTX may be indicated in selected cases of SLE with thrombocytopenia of difficult control.

  5. Relief of primary cervical dystonia symptoms by low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation of the premotor cortex: case report Alívio da distonia cervical primária com o uso da estimulação magnética transcraniana de baixa freqüência sobre o córtex pré-motor: relato de caso

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    Nasser Allam

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS on the symptoms of a patient with primary segmental dystonia (PSD. METHOD: 1200 TMS pulses at a frequency of 1Hz, over the premotor cortex, with an intensity of 90% of the motor threshold (MT, using an eight-shaped coil; a total of 5 sessions were carried out. RESULTS: A reduction of 50 percent in the neck subset of the Burke, Fahn and Marsden torsion dystonia scale (BFM was observed in our patient. CONCLUSION: The reduction in the BFM scale supports the concept that rTMS of the premotor cortex may reduce specific motor symptoms in PSD.OBJETIVO: Investigar o efeito da estimulação magnética transcraniana repetitiva (EMTr de baixa freqüência nos sintomas de um paciente com distonia segmentar primária (DSP. MÉTODO: 1200 pulsos a uma freqüência de 1Hz, sobre o córtex pré-motor, a uma intensidade de 90% do limiar motor (LM, usando uma bobina em forma de 8. Foram realizadas 5 sessões. RESULTADOS: Uma redução de 50% no sub-item "pescoço" na escala de distonia de torção de Burke, Fahn e Marsden (BFM foi observada no paciente em questão. CONCLUSÃO: A redução na escala BFM corrobora a idéia de que a EMTr sobre o córtex pré-motor pode reduzir sintomas motores específicos na DSP.

  6. Evaluation of microcurrent electrical nerve stimulation (MENS effectiveness on muscle pain in temporomandibular disorders patients Avaliação da efetividade da estimulação neural elétrica por microcorrente (MENS na dor muscular em pacientes com desordem temporomandibular

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    Paulo Renato Junqueira Zuim

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The effect of Microcurrent Electrical Nerve Stimulation (MENS was evaluated and compared with occlusal splint therapy in temporomandibular disorders (TMD patients with muscle pain. Twenty TMD patients were divided into four groups. One received occlusal splint therapy and MENS (I; other received splints and placebo MENS (II; the third, only MENS (III and the last group, placebo MENS (IV. Sensitivity derived from muscle palpation was evaluated using a visual analogue scale. Results were submitted to analysis of variance (pA efetividade da Estimulação Neural Elétrica por Microcorrente (MENS foi avaliada e comparada à terapia por Placas Oclusais em pacientes com desordens temporomandibulares (DTM de origem muscular. Vinte pacientes foram divididos em quatro grupos. Um recebeu a terapia por placas interoclusais e MENS (I; outro, placas e MENS placebo (II, o terceiro, somente MENS (III e o último grupo, MENS placebo (IV. Os resultados obtidos foram submetidos a uma análise de variância (p<0,05. Houve redução dos níveis de dor em todos os grupos: o grupo I (placas e MENS obteve uma taxa de redução de 47,7%; o grupo II (placa e MENS placebo, 66,7%; o grupo III (MENS, 49,7% e o grupo IV (MENS placebo, 16,5%. Apesar disso, não se verificaram diferenças estatisticamente significantes entre MENS e utilização de placas interoclusais em relação à diminuição de dor muscular em pacientes com DTMs após 4 semanas.

  7. Efeitos da estimulação da sucção não-nutritiva na idade de início da alimentação via oral em recém-nascidos pré-termo Effects of nonnutritive sucking stimulation on the age at introduction of oral feeding in preterm newborns

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    Flávia Cristina B. Neiva

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os efeitos da estimulação da sucção não-nutritiva (SNN sobre a idade de início da alimentação via oral (VO em recém-nascidos pré-termo (RNPT. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 95 RNPT, com idade gestacional (IG de nascimento OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of nonnutritive sucking stimulation (NNS on the age of introduction of oral feedings in preterm newborns (PTNB. METHODS: 95 PTNB with gestational age (GA at birth < 33 weeks, born at the Nursery Annex to the Maternity of the Clinical Hospital of the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil, were studied. They were distributed into the following groups: Group 1 (G1, control group, without a specific incentive for oral feedings; Group 2 (G2, stimulation of NNS with an orthodontic pacifier (Nuk® for premature infants; and Group 3 (G3, stimulation of NNS with a gloved finger. RESULTS: The GA varied from 26 to 32.7 weeks (30.5±1.6, the corrected GA at the moment of enrollment in the study varied from 27.4 to 33 weeks (31.6 ±1.3, and the average birthweight was 1,390g, without statistic differences among groups. G2 and G3 NB with GA at enrollment <32 weeks started oral feeding earlier than the control group. G1 started oral feeding was 34 weeks of corrected GA. The lower the GA at enrollment, the lower the corrected GA for beginning of oral feeding among NB that received NNS stimulation. CONCLUSIONS: Early NNS stimulation lowered the corrected GA at the introduction of oral feeding, contributing to the oral motor development and maturation of PTNB.

  8. Efeitos da estimulação ventricular convencional em pacientes com função ventricular normal Efectos de la estimulación ventricular convencional en pacientes con función ventricular normal Conventional ventricular stimulation effects on patients with normal ventricular function

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    Luiz Antonio Batista de Sá

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A estimulação de ventrículo direito pode ser deletéria em pacientes com disfunção ventricular, entretanto há poucas evidências sobre o impacto dessa estimulação em pacientes com função normal. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a evolução clínica e laboratorial de pacientes com função ventricular normal submetidos a implante de marcapasso cardíaco artificial. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados de forma prospectiva 16 pacientes com os seguintes critérios de inclusão: função ventricular normal definida pelo ecocardiograma e presença de estimulação ventricular superior 90% (avaliação por telemetria do gerador. Parâmetros analisados: classe funcional (CF, teste de caminhada, dosagem de BNP, ecocardiograma (convencional e parâmetros de dessincronia intraventricular e teste de qualidade de vida (SF36. Essas medidas fora feitas com 10 dias(d (t1, 120d(t2 e 240 d(t3. Os dados foram comparados ao longo do tempo segundo método ANOVA. Comparações múltiplas de médias foram efetuadas utilizando-se o método de Tukey. RESULTADOS: Dos dados avaliados os seguintes não apresentaram variação estatística significante (p>0,05: classe funcional, dosagem de BNP, parâmetros ecocardiográficos convencionais, dessincronia intraventricular (Doppler tecidual. Apresentaram piora (pFUNDAMENTO: La estimulación del ventrículo derecho puede ser dañosa a pacientes con disfunción ventricular. Sin embargo, hay pocas evidencias sobre el impacto de esa estimulación en pacientes con función normal. OBJETIVO: Evaluar la evolución clínica y laboratorial de pacientes con función ventricular normal sometidos a implante de marcapaso cardíaco artificial. MÉTODOS: Se estudiaron de forma prospectiva a 16 pacientes con los siguientes criterios de inclusión: función ventricular normal definida por el ecocardiograma y presencia de estimulación ventricular superior a 90% (evaluación por telemetría del generador. Parámetros analizados: clase funcional

  9. Cultural Spectrum

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    Exorbitant Performance Fees ProhibitedThe Ministry of Culture has taken measures todiscourage performance artists from charging excessively for their stage appearances. According to the ministry, payment for performers and ticket prices must be in line with average con-

  10. Blood culture

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    Culture - blood ... A blood sample is needed . The site where blood will be drawn is first cleaned with an antiseptic such ... organism from the skin getting into (contaminating) the blood sample and causing a false-positive result (see ...

  11. Rectal culture

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    ... 2016:chap 283. Haines CF, Sears CL. Infectious enteritis and proctocolitis. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt ... PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 22. Read More Cryptosporidium enteritis Fecal culture Proctitis Review Date 5/11/2016 ...

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    @@ Until recently, employees posted abroad would, if they were lucky, receive some limited language training before they relocated. How they would cope with living in a completely new culture when they arrived was left up to them to figure out.

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    Yangshao culture was born in the Neolithic Age. In 1921, archaeologists unearthed a number of chipped stone implements such as knives and axes; bone objects and everyday ceramic items. Thus Yangshao Village and its matriarchal society have

  15. Culture perspectives.

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    Locsin, Rozzano C

    2002-10-01

    All cultures have had means and techniques that express their immediate aims. The thing that interests me is that today, painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. They work from a different source. They work from within. It seems to me that the modern artist cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old form of the Renaissance or of any of the old cultures.

  16. Cultural Imports

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    FOREIGN commodities have flowed into China since the country opened its doors to the outside world. China is an expansive territory with a huge population offering a vast potential consumer market. There are absolutely no limits to the world of culture in China, with Chinese people having access to foreign films, dramas, music and books, all of which have helped to strengthen exchanges between Chinese and Western cultures.

  17. Receptores A3 da adenosina: uma nova abordagem terapêutica no câncer

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    Full Text Available Cancer is a multi-factorial disease linked with different initiating causes, cofactors and promoters, and several types of cellular damage. Advancing knowledge on the cellular and molecular biology of the processes that regulate cell proliferation, cell differentiation and cellular responses to external signals, has provided a wealth of information about the cancer cell and how it differs from a normal one. These findings make available a number of potential targets for new therapeutic approaches. The Medicinal Chemistry artwork performed so far in the development of selective and potent adenosine receptor A3 ligands, a current cancer target, will be highlighted in this work.

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    Culture - urine - catheterized specimen; Urine culture - catheterization; Catheterized urine specimen culture ... urinary tract infections may be found in the culture. This is called a contaminant. You may not ...

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    Ooi, Can-Seng

    Presenting a comprehensive and dynamic understanding of cultural tourism, this volume examines cultural mediators and how they help tourists appreciate foreign cultures. It also shows how tourism experiences are strategically crafted by mediators, the complexity of the mediation process, and how...... various products are mediated differently. A number of different products are investigated, including destination brand identities, "living" cultures and everyday life, art and history. The author illustrates his arguments by comparing the tourism strategies of Copenhagen and Singapore, and demonstrates...... how tourism is an agent for social change. The author also offers an original and refreshing way of understanding tourist behaviour through the concept of the "versatile tourist". The book's empirical cases and dialogic framework provide new and deep insights into tourism activities. In his...

  20. A Cultural Sexuality or a Sexual Culture?

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    Vandermeersch, Patrick

    1990-01-01

    P. Vandermeersch, A Cultural Sexuality or a Sexual Culture? In: F. VAN DE VIJVER & G. HUTSCHEMAEKERS (ed.), The Investigation of Culture. Current Issues in Cultural Psychology, Tilburg, Tilburg University Press, 1990, 43-58.

  1. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. Ac...

  2. Cultural Resurrection

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    2007-01-01

    "Who are we?Where are we from?"Humans have been pondering these questions since the day they first came into being.One of the ways we preserve memories of the past is through our cul- tural heritage that has been passed on from generation to genera- tion.Intangible cultural heritage,as well as tangible cultural her- itage,is essential to the continuity of human civilization. Since the United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)unveiled the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2001,China has had Kunqu opera,Guqin and its music,the art of Uygur Muqam of Xinjiang and the traditional Mongolian folk song Long Song added to UNESCO’s protection list.It is now one of the coun-

  3. Japanese Shame Culture and American Guilt Culture

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    Lu Weijie

    2016-01-01

    Culture is an important factor contributing to the success of intercultural communication. In the east and west, there are many different cultures, among which Japanese shame culture and American guilt culture are two typical ones. Influenced by different cultures, these two countries have different characteristics, which reminds us that in intercultural communication culture should be paid much attention to.

  4. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Understanding Disability Culture

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    Darrow, Alice-Ann

    2013-01-01

    To be culturally responsive teachers, we must first have an understanding of other cultures and how students from these cultures differ from one another. As we consider the many cultures represented in our classrooms, we might also consider students with disabilities as a cultural group. Within any main culture are subgroups differentiated by…

  5. Information cultures

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    The purpose of this article is to suggest a genealogy of the concept of information beyond the 20th century. The article discusses how the concept of information culture might provide a way of formulating such a genealogic strategy. The article approaches this purpose by providing a general...... narrative of premodern information cultures, examining works on early-modern scholars and 18th century savants and discussion of what seems to be a Foucauldian rupture in the conceptualization of information in 19th century England. The findings of the article are situated in the thinking that a genealogy...... of information would reveal that information had specific purposes in specific settings....

  6. Mayan Culture

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    Hervik, Peter Bent

    1992-01-01

    The social categories « Maya » and « mestizo » habe been applied to denote the Yucatec Mayan people in Mexico. The A. examines the cluster of perceived attributes (schemata) evoked by the terms and how they relate to each other. He shows that there is an incongruency between them along the lines ...... of local and academic categorization, which is an implication of the different social spaces in which they arise. In spite of the incongruency and the cultural plurality evoked by their usage, the A. argues that the people of Yucatec share a single culture....

  7. Culture Consciousness

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    2006-01-01

    This year, June 10 marked China's first Cultural Heritage Day. The designation by the Chinese Government aims to raise awareness of the need to protect and understand the value of the nation's abundant cultural treasures. In future the second Saturday in June each year will be set aside for this purpose. Recently, the State Council published the sixth group of major relics under state protection. On the list are 1,080 historic relics such as the Grand Canal from Beijing to Hangzhou and the

  8. Boosting Culture

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    ZHOU JIANXIONG

    2011-01-01

    Culture makes up an indispensable part of our lives,just like material comfort.It is thought of as an important source of a nation's vitality and creativity,and constitutes a key factor uniting the nation,while making it distinctive from other countries.It is also said culture is a productive power that not only shapes human concepts and impacts their behavior,but also contributes in no small measure to the betterment of our material as well as spiritual world.

  9. MARKETING CULTURAL

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    Ramírez, Claudia Gómez

    2013-01-01

    Este artículo analiza la definición de "Marketing" Cultural y la adaptación y beneficios del "marketing" tradicional respecto al conjunto de manifestaciones artísticas de las diversas industrias involucradas en el sector cultural o artístico; asimismo, se desagregan los conceptos básicos que lo componen como factor de éxito en dichas empresas. Se hace uso de la exposición de casos específicos para ilustrar la articulación de estos dos conceptos aparentemente contrapuestos, cultura y "marketin...

  10. Efeitos da estimulação temporária atrial direita na prevenção da fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório de revascularização do miocárdio com circulação extracorpórea Effect of temporary right atrial pacing in prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Vicente Avila Neto

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos da estimulação atrial direita temporária na prevenção da fibrilação atrial no pósoperatório de revascularização do miocárdio com circulação extracorpórea e identificar os fatores de risco para o aparecimento dessa arritmia. MÉTODO: Estudamos 160 pacientes que, ao término da cirurgia de revascularização miocárdica, submeteram-se ao implante de eletrodos epicárdicos na parede lateral do átrio direito e foram randomizados em grupos não-estimulado (NE e grupo com estímulo atrial direito (AD. O ritmo cardíaco foi monitorizado durante as 72 horas seguintes ao término da operação e as variáveis estudadas foram: a incidência de fibrilação atrial, os fatores de risco pré, intra e pós-operatórios para o seu aparecimento e eventos pósoperatórios. Resultados: Foram detectados 21 (13,1% episódios de fibrilação atrial, sendo 20 no grupo NE e um no grupo submetido à estimulação do átrio direito (AD. O risco relativo para o desenvolvimento de fibrilação atrial foi de 0,18 (IC 95%= 0,05-0,60 para o grupo AD quando comparado ao grupo NE. A regressão logística identificou que as variáveis idade mais jovem, uso de beta-bloqueador no pré-operatório e presença da estimulação atrial direita estiveram associadas a uma menor razão de chances (odds ratio para o surgimento de fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório. CONCLUSÕES: A estimulação atrial direita temporária reduziu a incidência de fibrilação atrial pós-operatória. A idade avançada e a não estimulação atrial foram fatores preditivos independentes para a ocorrência dessa arritmia.OBJECTIVE: To evaluated the effects of temporary atrial pacing to prevent the atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery and the risk factors to the occurrence of this arrhytmia. METHODS: We have studied 160 patients who, at the end of coronary artery bypass graft surgery, were submitted to epicardial electrode

  11. Cultural Usability

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    Shi, Qingxin

    2007-01-01

    relationship and communicate effectively with the user in order to find relevant usability problems in culturally localized applications. It includes three parts, pilot study, field study and experiments, to get both qualitative data and quantitative data. From this project, we hope to find an effective way...

  12. Hydroponic Culture

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    Steucek, G. L.; Yurkiewicz, W. J.

    1973-01-01

    Describes a hydroponic culture technique suitable for student exercises in biology. This technique of growing plants in nutrient solutions enhances plant growth, and is an excellent way to obtain intact plants with root systems free of soil or other particulate matter. (JR)

  13. Culture Shock

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    Brown, Angela Khristin

    2013-01-01

    The migration of blacks in North America through slavery became united. The population of blacks past downs a tradition of artist through art to native born citizens. The art tradition involved telling stories to each generation in black families. The black culture elevated by tradition created hope to determine their personal freedom to escape…

  14. Hydroponic Culture

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    Steucek, G. L.; Yurkiewicz, W. J.

    1973-01-01

    Describes a hydroponic culture technique suitable for student exercises in biology. This technique of growing plants in nutrient solutions enhances plant growth, and is an excellent way to obtain intact plants with root systems free of soil or other particulate matter. (JR)

  15. Efeitos da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular no músculo sóleo de ratos: análise morfométrica e metabólica Effects of neuromuscular electric stimulation on rats' soleus muscle: a morphometric and metabolic analysis

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    João Luiz Quagliotti Durigan

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EE fásica sobre os parâmetros morfométrico e metabólico do músculo sóleo de ratos, nos períodos de 3, 7 e 15 dias. Ratos Wistar foram divididos em 4 grupos (n=5: controle (C, EE por 3 dias (EE-3, 7 dias (EE-7 e 15 dias (EE-15. Foram analisado o conteúdo de glicogênio, massa muscular, área das fibras e densidade de área do tecido conjuntivo intramuscular. A análise estatística foi realizada pela ANOVA e Tukey (pThe aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of phasic neuromuscular electric stimulation (ES on morphometric and metabolic parameters of rats' soleus muscles for 3, 7and 15 days. Wistar rats were divided into four groups (n=5: control (C, ES for 3 days (ES-3, ES for 7 days (ES-7 and ES for 15 days (ES-15. Glycogen content, muscle mass, fibers area and area fraction of the intramuscular connective tissue were assessed. The statistical analysis was performed by ANOVA and Tukey (p<0.05. Regarding muscle mass, there was a significant increase in ES-15 (11.55% compared to C. The glycogen content didn't show significant changes in ES-3 when compared to C. ES-7 and ES-15 showed the significant increase of 74.19% and 80.64%, respectively, compared to C. In the morphometric analysis, a significant increase in ES-15 (16.23% compared to C was found. The area fraction of the intramuscular connective tissue didn't present significant changes in all groups submitted to ES when compared to C. The ES fostered an increase of the glycogen content in 7 and 15 days, as well as increased muscle mass, fibers area and glycogen content in 15 days.

  16. Padronização da técnica para captação do potencial evocado motor em ratos através da estimulação elétrica transcraniana Standardization of motor evoked potential captivation technique in rats through transcranial electric stimulus

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    Ricardo Ferreira

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Os autores demonstram experimentalmente a padronização da técnica para obtenção do potencial evocado motor em ratos através da estimulação elétrica transcraniana. Foram utilizados 50 ratos Wistar devidamente anestesiados e preparados de acordo com as normas vigentes no Laboratório de Estudos do Traumatismo Raquimedular e Nervos Periféricos do Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de São Paulo. A latência mínima média das respostas dos membros superiores foi de 2,5 ms e de membros inferiores foi de 6,5 ms. A amplitude média das respostas foi de 3,0 mV e de 2,5 mV nos membros superiores e membros inferiores, respectivamente. Os autores concluem que a técnica para captação do potencial evocado motor em ratos apresentada neste estudo é eficaz na análise da evolução eletrofisiológica da lesão medular, inédita no nosso meio, podendo ser reproduzida de modo simples, além de apresentar padrões de qualidade e aplicabilidade semelhantes aos observados na literatura mundial.Experimentally, the authors demonstrate the standardization of the technique for captivating the motor evoked potential in rats through transcranial electric stimulus. Fifty Wistar rats, under anesthesia, were prepared according to the current rules of the Laboratory of Spinal Cord Trauma and Peripheric Nerves Studies of the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Institute of Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School of São Paulo. Average minimal latency of the upper limb responses was 2.5 ms and of the lower limb 6.5 ms. Average amplitude of the responses was 3.0 mV and 2.5 mV on upper and lower limbs, respectively. The authors conclude that the technique for obtaining motor evoked potential in rats, as presented in this study, is efficient for the analysis of the electrophysiological evolution of medullar lesions, unprecedent in our field, and it can be reproduced in a simple way, and presents quality and

  17. Comparação dos efeitos da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea e da hidroterapia na dor, flexibilidade e qualidade de vida de pacientes com fibromialgia Comparison of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and hydrotherapy effects on pain, flexibility and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia

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    Tatiana Fernandes Gomes da Silva

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo visou comparar a eficácia da hidroterapia e da estimulação elétrica transcutânea do nervo (TENS na melhora da sintomatologia de pacientes com fibromialgia Participaram do estudo 10 sujeitos com fibromialgia (48,8±9,8 anos divididos em dois grupos: um tratado com hidroterapia e outro com TENS. Todos foram avaliados antes e após o tratamento quanto à flexibilidade (pelo índice terceiro dedo-solo, dor (por escala visual-analógica, qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (pelos questionários SF-36 e Nottingham Health Profile - NHP e tendência à depressão (pelo Inventário de Beck. Os dados foram tratados estatisticamente, com nível de significância fixado em pThe purpose of this study was to compare the effects of hydrotherapy and of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS on symptomology of patients with fibromyalgia. Ten subjects (aged 48.8±9.8 years with fibromyalgia were divided into two groups, one treated with hydrotherapy, the other with TENS. All were evaluated before and after treatment as to flexibility (by means of the fingertip-to-floor test, pain (by visual analogue scale, health-related quality of life (by the SF-36 and the Nottingham Health Profile - NHP - questionnaires and trend to depression (by the Beck's Depression Inventory. Data were statistically analysed, and significance level set at p<0.05. Results show that patients treated with TENS had significant pain reduction and better quality of life as measured by the SF-36 and some NHP items, while patients treated with hydrotherapy showed improvement in SF-36 scores. It may hence be said that both treatments were efficient in improving physical functioning, but TENS produced better results in relieving pain and in a greater number of variables, suggesting that it is more efficient for treating fibromyalgia.

  18. Efeito da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea no tratamento da dor no ombro de pacientes com doença renal crônica: relato de casos Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain in the shoulder of patients with chronic kidney disease: a two-case report

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    Patrícia Ribeiro Bertoli

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A doença renal crônica (DRC pode causar muitas complicações clínicas associadas ao tempo de diálise. A amiloidose é uma dessas complicações e pode levar à dor no ombro, comum em pacientes com DRC. Só foram encontrados na literatura relatos de tratamento cirúrgico e/ou medicamentoso para esse tipo de dor. O objetivo aqui foi avaliar o benefício da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea (TENS no tratamento da dor no ombro devida à amiloidose em pacientes com DRC. Duas pacientes foram avaliadas quatro vezes num período de três meses. Na avaliação inicial as pacientes foram orientadas e receberam um aparelho de TENS para uso domiciliar (10Hz, 150 µs, duas vezes por dia, por 40 minutos durante três meses. A dor foi avaliada utilizando-se uma escala visual analógica e o questionário de dor de Wisconsin. Os resultados mostram que o tratamento com TENS reduziu a dor no ombro em ambas as pacientes. O tratamento com a TENS pode pois ser eficaz em reduzir a dor no ombro em pacientes com DRC.Chronic kidney disease (CKD may bring about several clinical complications associated to long-term dialysis. Amyloidosis is one of such complications and may lead to shoulder pain, common among CKD patients, for which no studies could be found in literature on the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS - only surgical and medicine treatments are reported. The purpose here was to assess benefits of TENS in treating shoulder pain due to amyloidosis in patients with CKD. Two female patients were assessed four times in a three-month period. At the initial evaluation, patients were guided as to its use and given a TENS device for use at home (10 Hz, 150 µs, twice a day, for 40 minutes for three months. Pain was assessed by means of a visual analog scale and of the Wisconsin brief pain questionnaire. Results show that TENS reduced shoulder pain in both patients. Treatment with TENS may hence be effective in reducing shoulder

  19. Efeitos da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular sobre o membro posterior imobilizado de ratos durante 15 dias: análises metabólicas e morfométricas Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on rat hind limbs immobilized for 15 days: metabolic and morphometric analyses

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    JLQ Durigan

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da estimulação elétrica (EE sobre o perfil metabólico e morfométrico dos músculos do membro posterior de ratos submetidos à imobilização durante 15 dias. MÉTODO: Ratos Wistar foram divididos em 3 grupos (n=5: controle, imobilizado por 15 dias e imobilizado associado à EE por 15 dias. Foram avaliados: reserva de glicogênio (RG dos músculos sóleo (S, extensor longo dos dedos (ELD, gastrocnêmio branco (GB, gastrocnêmio vermelho (GV e tibial anterior (TA, além do peso do sóleo, área das fibras e tecido conjuntivo do S. A análise estatística foi feita pelos testes ANOVA e Kruskal-Wallis (pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of electrical stimulation on the metabolic and morphometric profile of rat hind limb muscles subjected to immobilization for 15 days. METHOD: Wistar rats were divided into three groups (n=5: control; immobilized for 15 days; and immobilized for 15 days with electrical stimulation. The glycogen reserves of the soleus, extensor digitorum longus (EDL, white gastrocnemius (WG, red gastrocnemius (RG and tibialis anterior (TA muscles were evaluated, along with the weight, fibrous area and conjunctive tissue of the soleus. The statistical analysis was performed using the Anova and Kruskal-Wallis tests (p<0.05. RESULTS: Immobilization promoted significant alterations (p<0.05, such as: reductions in the glycogen reserves (soleus: 44.73%, WG: 47.82%, RG: 46.34%, EDL: 41.66%, TA: 48.38% and in the weight (7.2% and fibrous area (35% of the soleus, and also increased connective tissue density (160%. Electrical stimulation promoted a significant increase (p<0.05 in the glycogen reserves of all the immobilized muscles: (soleus: 90.47%, WG: 62.5%, RG: 95.45%, EDL: 76.19%, TA: 56.25% and in the weight (20.94% and fibrous area (19.65% of the soleus, and also promoted a significant reduction (15.38%, p<0.05 in connective tissue density. CONCLUSION: Electrical stimulation minimized the reduction in

  20. Os efeitos da estimulação sensório motora oral na sucção nutritiva na mamadeira de recém-nascidos pré-termo The sensory-motor-oral stimulation effects on nutritive sucking of preterm infants during bottle feeding

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    Raquel Coube de Carvalho Yamamoto

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar o desempenho da sucção nutritiva, na mamadeira, em recém-nascidos pré-termo submetidos à estimulação sensório-motora-oral. MÉTODOS: pesquisa do tipo ensaio clínico controlado de intervenção. 20 recém-nascidos pré-termo foram distribuídos em grupo estimulado e grupo controle. Estes grupos foram submetidos à avaliação fonoaudiológica em dois diferentes momentos: na liberação da alimentação por via oral; e quando atingiam alimentação plena por via oral num período de 24 horas. As avaliações foram filmadas, e os resultados foram analisados pela pesquisadora. Para análise dos dados utilizou-se o Teste exato de Fishe r e o Teste "T" de Studen t do software estatístico STATA 10.0. Considerou-se p PURPOSE: to check the nutritive sucking performance in preterm infants that underwent sensory-motororal stimulation. METHODS: a controlled clinical trial of intervention was performed in 20 preterm infants divided into experimental and control group. The infants received a speech therapist evaluation in two different times: at the beginning of the oral feeding (first speech therapist evaluation and when they reached full oral feeding (second evaluation. Statistical data analyses used STATA 10 package and they were analyzed for treatment group differences with Fisher's exact Test and Student's unpaired t-test (p<0.05. RESULTS: infants in the experimental group, in the second evaluation, differed statistically in the pressure of strong sucking (p=0.003, presence of the three adaptive reflexes (p=0.001, coordination among sucking, swallowing and breathing (p=0.003, the total time for sucking (p=0.01 and of number of sucking/time (p<0.01. The total number of sucks showed a statistically significant difference (p<0.05 among the evaluations of the control group. No differences were observed among the groups as for sucking rhythm, and prescribed and ingested milk volume. CONCLUSION: in this study, sensory

  1. Ausência de efeito antinociceptivo decorrente da administração intravenosa de crotalfina em comparação com morfina, U50-488H ou fenilbutazona em equinos submetidos à estimulação térmica da pele íntegra Lake of antinociceptive effect caused by intravenous administration of crotalphine em comparision to morphine, U50-488H or phenylbutazone in horses submitted to thermal stimulation of the normal skin

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    Erica Cristina Bueno do Prado Guirro

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Crotalfina é um novo peptídeo analgésico que atua em receptores opioides kappa e delta promovendo potente analgesia em ratos submetidos a modelos de dor inflamatória, neuropática ou oncológica. Talvez a crotalfina possa ser utilizada para tratar a dor em outras espécies. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a resposta nociceptiva na região escapular e isquiática de cavalos tratados com crotalfina, morfina, U50-488H ou fenilbutazona e submetidos à estimulação térmica na pele íntegra. Dezoito cavalos da raça Puro Sangue Árabe foram alocados em cinco grupos experimentais: GC (5mL NaCl 0,9%, GCRO (3,8mg.kg-1 crotalfina, GK (160 µg.kg-1 U50-488H, GM (0,1mg.kg-1 morfina e GF (4,4mg.kg-1 fenilbutazona. Os animais foram submetidos ao modelo de dor inflamatória por meio de estimulação térmica (140°C e durante 24h avaliou-se a latência para o reflexo do frêmito cutâneo na região escapular (LRFCesc e isquiática (LRFCisq. O U50-488H apresentou efeito antinociceptivo na região isquiática por duas horas, porém, nos demais momentos do grupo GK, bem como nos grupos GC, GCRO, GM e GF, não foi observado efeito antinociceptivo, visto que a LRFCesc e a LRFCisq na pele íntegra de cavalos não aumentaram em 24 horas de avaliação. Portanto, a crotalfina, a morfina, o U50-488H e a fenilbutazona não produziram efeito antinociceptivo relevante em equinos submetidos à estimulação térmica em pele íntegra.Crotalphine is a novel analgesic peptide that acts on kappa and delta opioid receptors providing powerful analgesia in rats submitted to inflammatory, neuropathic or oncologic pain model. Maybe crotalphine can be used to treat pain in other species. So, the aim of this study was to evaluate nociceptive response at scapular and isquiatic region of horses treated with crotalphine, morphine, U50-488H or phenylbutazone and submitted to thermal stimulation in complete skin. Eighteen Arabian horses were allocated in five experimental

  2. Talking Culture

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    Holmgreen, Lise-Lotte

    When Danish businesses move production abroad, ‘culture’ is often seen as a huge challenge to the successful outcome of cross-border collaboration. Therefore, business leaders often seek information and guidelines of how to cope in the vast amount of literature on culture and intercultural...... communication. Much of this literature is based on functionalist approaches providing the dos and don’ts of intercultural encounters. This involves inter alia conceptualising ‘culture’ as a relatively fixed, homogeneous entity of values, attitudes and norms shared by members of a group, often leading readers...... to adopt dichotomised understandings and discourses about other cultures (see e.g. Hofstede 2001; Jandt 1998; Trompenaars & Hampden-Turner 1997). However, experience shows that the world in which intercultural encounters take place is not as simple and easy to categorise as these approaches may suggest...

  3. MARKETING CULTURAL

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    Claudia Gómez Ramírez

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la definición de "Marketing" Cultural y la adaptación y beneficios del "marketing" tradicional respecto al conjunto de manifestaciones artísticas de las diversas industrias involucradas en el sector cultural o artístico; asimismo, se desagregan los conceptos básicos que lo componen como factor de éxito en dichas empresas. Se hace uso de la exposición de casos específicos para ilustrar la articulación de estos dos conceptos aparentemente contrapuestos, cultura y "marketing", y registra algunas reflexiones para que el lector se involucre en la construcción del concepto aquí presentado.

  4. Cultural neurolinguistics.

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    Chen, Chuansheng; Xue, Gui; Mei, Leilei; Chen, Chunhui; Dong, Qi

    2009-01-01

    As the only species that evolved to possess a language faculty, humans have been surprisingly generative in creating a diverse array of language systems. These systems vary in phonology, morphology, syntax, and written forms. Before the advent of modern brain-imaging techniques, little was known about how differences across languages are reflected in the brain. This chapter aims to provide an overview of an emerging area of research - cultural neurolinguistics - that examines systematic cross-cultural/crosslinguistic variations in the neural networks of languages. We first briefly describe general brain networks for written and spoken languages. We then discuss language-specific brain regions by highlighting differences in neural bases of different scripts (logographic vs. alphabetic scripts), orthographies (transparent vs. nontransparent orthographies), and tonality (tonal vs. atonal languages). We also discuss neural basis of second language and the role of native language experience in second-language acquisition. In the last section, we outline a general model that integrates culture and neural bases of language and discuss future directions of research in this area.

  5. Dialysis cultures.

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    Pörtner, R; Märkl, H

    1998-10-01

    Dialysis techniques are discussed as a means for effective removal of low-molecular-mass components from fermentation broth to reach high cell density. Reactor systems and process strategies, the relevant properties of membranes and examples for high-density fermentation with dialysis, and problems related to scale-up are addressed. The dialysis technique has turned out to be very efficient and reliable for obtaining high cell densities. As in dialysis processes the membranes are not perfused, membrane clogging is not a problem as it is for micro- and ultrafiltration. By applying a "nutrient-split" feeding strategy, the loss of nutrients can be avoided and the medium is used very efficiently. The potential of dialysis cultures is demonstrated on the laboratory scale in a membrane dialysis reactor with an integrated membrane and in reactor systems with an external dialysis loop. In dialysis cultures with different microorganisms (Staphylococci, Escherichia coli, extremophilic microorganisms, Lactobacilli) the cell densities achieved were up to 30 times higher than those of other fermentation methods. The technique enables high cell densities to be attained without time-consuming medium optimization. For animal cell cultures the concept of a fixed bed coupled with dialysis proved to be very effective.

  6. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we have investigated the concept of "Cultural Robotics" with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. According to the importance of the embodiment of robots in the sense of presence, the influence of robots in communication culture is anticipated. The sustainability of robotics culture based on diversity for cultural communities for various acceptance modalities is explored in order to anticipate the creation of different attributes of culture between robots and humans in the future.

  7. Análise comportamental de recém-nascidos pré-termos incluídos em um programa de estimulação tátil-cinestésica durante a internação hospitalar Behavioral analysis of preterm neonates included in a tactile and kinesthetic stimulation program during hospitalization

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    Andréia M. Ferreira

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da estimulação tátil-cinestésica na evolução do padrão comportamental e clínico de recém-nascidos pré-termos (RNPT durante o período de internação hospitalar. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois RNPT, com peso ao nascimento inferior a 2.500 gramas, clinicamente estáveis e destituídos de asfixia perinatal importante foram divididos em 16 bebês do grupo controle (GC e 16 do experimental (GE. Foram coletados dados da evolução clínica a partir dos registros hospitalares e da avaliação comportamental por meio de filmagens semanais de oito minutos, desde a inclusão do RNPT na amostra até a alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Tendência a redução do tempo de internação hospitalar, aumento do ganho de peso diário e predominância de comportamentos auto-organizados (respiração regular, estado de alerta, tônus equilibrado, posturas mistas, movimentação coordenada, movimentos de mão na face, sucção, preensão, apoio para os RNPT do GE. A análise comparativa das idades pós-conceptuais divididas em intervalos (I - 31 a 33 semanas 6/7; II - 34 a 36 semanas 6/7; e III - 37 a 39 semanas 6/7 ressaltou, no aspecto motor, um tônus equilibrado e movimentação voluntária coordenada para os três períodos, maior permanência em posturas mistas (intervalo I ou em flexão (intervalo II e a obtenção de respiração mais regular na faixa etária I do GE. CONCLUSÃO: Destaque da estimulação tátil-cinestésica como método de intervenção durante o período de internação hospitalar, contribuindo para a auto-organização e regulação comportamental de RNPT. Artigo registrado no Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR sob o número ACTRN12610000133033.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of tactile and kinesthetic stimulation on behavioral and clinical development in preterm neonates while still in the hospital. METHODS: Thirty-two clinically stable preterm infants weighing <2.500 grams, with no

  8. La arquitectura cultural. / Cultural architecture.

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    Lobos, Jorge

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo releva la Arquitectura Cultural, que es plural y diversa en términos estéticos y conceptuales. Sugiere la apertura a otras dinámicas de comprensión de lo arquitectónico, a otras lógicas de construcción de las ciudades. Para aclarar el concepto se expone un breve ejemplo práctico./This article points out the "cultural architecture", which is plural and diverse in concept and aesthetic terms. It suggests the opening to other dinamics of comprehention of the architectural issue and the building of cities. The article presents a brief empirical example that clarifies the conceptual approach.

  9. Cultural Robotics: The Culture of Robotics and Robotics in Culture

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    Hooman Samani; Elham Saadatian; Natalie Pang; Doros Polydorou; Owen Noel Newton Fernando; Ryohei Nakatsu; Jeffrey Tzu Kwan Valino Koh

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the concept of “Cultural Robotics” with regard to the evolution of social into cultural robots in the 21st Century. By defining the concept of culture, the potential development of a culture between humans and robots is explored. Based on the cultural values of the robotics developers, and the learning ability of current robots, cultural attributes in this regard are in the process of being formed, which would define the new concept of cultural robotics. Ac...

  10. Reinventing Culture

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    2008-01-01

    Singer puts a modern musical face on ancient cultural classics In traditional loose sleeved Chinese costume and a hairstyle straight from ancient China, a slim female singer stepped onto the stage, singing a wistful song called Li. "Li is respect, Li is elegance, Li is purity, Li is tranquility; Li comes from a smile, Li comes from love, Li comes from the heart," she sings, accompanied by a melody of haunting court music. The singer is appearing on CCTV, China’s National TV station, in a music program aired during the 2008 Olympic Games.

  11. Black Culture

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    Angela Khristin Brown

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The migration of blacks in North America through slavery became united.  The population of blacks past downs a tradition of artist through art to native born citizens. The art tradition involved telling stories to each generation in black families. The black culture elevated by tradition created hope to determine their personal freedom to escape from poverty of enslavement and to establish a way of life through tradition. A way of personal freedoms was through getting a good education that lead to a better foundation and a better way of life.

  12. Culture Jamming Versus Popular Culture

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    Leonardia Acynthia Putri

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: This literature study researched Adbusters, the anti-commercial organization, and described the organization’s activities and media usage, mainly in the period of 2007-2010, which critized the populer culture. Adbusters is an organization which performs “Culture Jamming”; a rebellious act reacting towards commercialism domination in many aspects including popular culture. Compared to other similar organizations, Adbusters has been executing more various activisms using several media which other organizations do not use. This study used the Adbusters’ official website and blogs as main data sources. The data of Adbusters’ activities and media usage were categorized and analyzed, thus the tendency of its development can be described. This study also analyzed Adbusters’ activity using Media Hegemony Theory and Political Economy Media Theory. The media has been dominated by a certain group that owns politic and economic power, so the information flow has been dominated by them. Media and its contents have been commercialized, thus capitalism and commercialism have been considered as a common system that should run the world. Adbusters has been trying to stop the domination and change the society’s way of thinking into a more critical way of thinking.   Abstrak: Studi literatur ini meneliti tentang Adbusters, sebuah organisasi anti komersial, dengan mendeskripsikan aktivitas serta penggunaan media organisasi tersebut dari tahun 2007-2010 dalam mengkritisi budaya populer. Adbusters adalah organisasi yang melakukan Culture Jamming, aksi perlawanan terhadap dominasi komersialisme di segala aspek termasuk popular culture. Dibandingkan dengan organisasi lain yang serupa, aktivitas Adbusters lebih bervariasi dan menggunakan media-media yang tidak biasa digunakan organisasi lain. Penelitian ini menggunakan situs online resmi Adbusters sebagai sumber data utama. Data mengenai aktivitas dan

  13. Culture collections.

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    Smith, David

    2012-01-01

    Culture collections no matter their size, form, or institutional objectives play a role in underpinning microbiology, supplying the resources for study, innovation, and discovery. Their basic roles include providing a mechanism for ex situ conservation of organisms; they are repositories for strains subject to publication, taking in safe, confidential, and patent deposits from researchers. They supply strains for use; therefore, the microorganisms provided must be authentic and preserved well, and any associated information must be valid and sufficient to facilitate the confirmation of their identity and to facilitate their use. The organisms must be collected in compliance with international conventions, international and national legislation and distributed to users indicating clearly the terms and conditions under which they are received and can be used. Collections are harmonizing approaches and characterizing strains to meet user needs. No one single collection can carry out this task alone, and therefore, it is important that output and strategy are coordinated to ensure culture collections deliver the basic resources and services microbiological innovation requires. This chapter describes the types of collection and how they can implement quality management systems and operate to deliver their basic functions. The links to information sources given not only provide support for the practitioners within collections but also provide guidance to users on accessing the huge resource available and how they can help ensure microbiology has the resources and a solid platform for future development.

  14. Bacterial Wound Culture

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    ... and services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities Bacterial Wound Culture Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Aerobic Wound Culture; Anaerobic Wound Culture Formal name: Culture, wound Related ...

  15. Influência da estimulação biatrial temporária externa na prevenção da fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório de revascularização miocárdica sem circulação extracorpórea Influence of external temporary biatrial pacing on the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass without extracorporeal circulation

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    Francisco Maia da Silva

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A fibrilação atrial é a mais comum complicação no pós-operatório de revascularização miocárdica, aumentando a incidência de morbi-mortalidade. OBJETIVO: O propósito deste estudo prospectivo e randomizado foi testar a hipótese de que a estimulação cardíaca temporária biatrial reduz a incidência da fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório de revascularização miocárdica. MÉTODOS: Em uma casuística de 98 pacientes não-consecutivos, submetidos a revascularização miocárdica sem circulação extracorpórea, foram implantados respectivamente dois eletrodos temporários em átrio direito e em átrio esquerdo e conectados a cada par de saída atrial do marcapasso, além dos eletrodos implantados no ventrículo direito. Foram randomizados dois grupos (controle: 49 pacientes sem a estimulação biatrial; terapêutico: 49 pacientes com a estimulação biatrial. As variáveis de interesse foram: fibrilação atrial (presença ou não, tempo de hospitalização. RESULTADOS: A incidência de fibrilação atrial foi de 36,73% no grupo controle e 14,29% no grupo terapêutico (p=0,0194. O tempo de hospitalização foi de 7,00±2,82 dias nos pacientes sem fibrilação atrial (n=73, e de 9,20±2,87 dias nos pacientes com fibrilação atrial (n=25 (p=0,0001. A idade foi importante preditor da arritmia, variou de 62,34±9,00 anos no grupo sem fibrilação atrial, e de 67,20±7,42 anos no grupo com fibrilação atrial (p=0,0170. CONCLUSÃO: A estimulação temporária biatrial profilática é efetiva na prevenção da fibrilação atrial, quando comparada ao grupo controle. Permanência hospitalar foi maior nos pacientes que apresentaram fibrilação atrial no pós-operatório e a idade foi importante preditor para o desenvolvimento da arritmia.BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the most common complication after myocardial revascularization, and it increases morbidity/mortality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective

  16. Culture Wars in Denmark

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    Ørum, Tania

    2016-01-01

    In the 1960s high and low culture were brought into sharp conflict, as the Ministry of Culture was established to support cultural enlightenment and democratic access to art and culture, while popular demands for more entertainment were raised.......In the 1960s high and low culture were brought into sharp conflict, as the Ministry of Culture was established to support cultural enlightenment and democratic access to art and culture, while popular demands for more entertainment were raised....

  17. Cultural Misreading in ELT

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    SunCuilan; RenHuaiping; MaDaoshan

    2004-01-01

    In inter-linguistic-cultural communication, cultural misreading is unavoidable. The same is true in foreign language teaching and learning owning to the cultural dissimilarities, for the influence exerted by cultural components upon languages constitutes the major barriers. Language can not exist without culture as its component. Culture consists of all the shared

  18. Advertising cultures

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    Malefyt, Timothy de Waal; Moeran, Brian

    The growth, success and secrets of advertizing are legendary. Advertizing agencies ceaselessly churn out evermore sophisticated campaigns that, when successful, manage to capture the every essence of consumer desire. The secrets of advertizing are perhaps best understood by turning......, but exposes, through in-depth accounts based on personal experience, the inner workings of the advertizing industry. How do adverts manage to capture "real" life? What issues do agencies have to consider when using an advert in a range of different countries? What specific methods are used to persuade us...... to the relationship between advertizing and anthropology. The link between them may come as a surprise to those who consider advertizing to be firmly rooted in commerce and anthropology in culture. Through the lens of anthropologists, this book not only shows how anthropology and advertizing are connected...

  19. patrimonio cultural

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    Esther Fernández de Paz

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el momento en que Europa sacralizó un determinado conjunto de objetos y los convirtió en referentes patrimoniales activados y protegidos por los representantes de la cultura oficial, hasta el presente, mucho se han ensanchado los estrechos límites patrimoniales; se ha superado la concepción objetual, historicista y esteticista para abarcar todo el conjunto de bienes de valor cultural. El patrimonio deja así de ser contemplado exclusivamente como un tesoro histórico-artístico para pasar a convertirse en algo mucho más valioso: en elementos -materiales e inmateriales- fundamentales para comprender nuestra identidad. No obstante, la creciente demanda turística de supuestas autenticidades está hoy provocando que este patrimonio se oferte, en no pocas ocasiones, como la expresión de un pasado idealizado.

  20. Academic Culture and Campus Culture of Universities

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    Shen, Xi; Tian, Xianghong

    2012-01-01

    Academic culture of universities mainly consists of academic outlooks, academic spirits, academic ethics and academic environments. Campus culture in a university is characterized by individuality, academic feature, opening, leading, variety and creativity. The academic culture enhances the construction of campus culture. The campus culture…

  1. Culture-lovers and Culture-leavers

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    Frank Huysmans; Andries van den Broek; Jos de Haan

    2005-01-01

    Who are the people in the Netherlands with an active interest in cultural heritage and the performing arts, and who prefer to leave these forms of culture alone? Have the size and composition of the groups of 'culture-lovers' and 'culture-leavers' changed since the end of the 1970s? These are the ce

  2. Effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on tibialis anterior muscle of spastic hemiparetic children Efeitos de estimulação elétrica neuromuscular no músculo tibial anterior em crianças hemiparéticas espásticas

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    LCBG Nunes

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES on muscle strength, range of motion (ROM and gross motor function, among spastic hemiparetic children while standing, walking, running and jumping. METHODS: Ten children were divided into two groups of five. The children who were normally receiving physical therapy sessions twice a week had two 30-minute NMES sessions per week (group 1, while those who were having one physical therapy session per week had one 30-minute NMES session per week (group 2, for seven weeks in both groups. The children were evaluated three times: before beginning the NMES protocol (initial, right after the end of the protocol (final and eight weeks after the final evaluation (follow-up. The evaluations included manual goniometry on ankle dorsiflexion, manual muscle strength of the tibialis anterior and gross motor function (measurements while standing, walking, running and jumping. The statistical analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney tests, considering a p level of 0.05. RESULTS: There were significant increases in muscle strength, gross motor function and passive ROM of ankle dorsiflexion, in both groups, and in active dorsiflexion in the first group. No significant differences were found between the groups. CONCLUSIONS: The improvements in ROM, muscle strength and gross motor function demonstrated that the use of NMES was effective in both groups, since no significant differences were found between the groups. This study suggests that NMES may be a useful therapeutic tool, even when applied once a week. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings.OBJETIVO: Este estudo avaliou os efeitos da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM na força, amplitude de movimento (ADM e função motora grossa (FMG em pé, andando, correndo e pulando de crianças hemiparéticas espásticas. MÉTODOS: Dez crianças foram divididas em dois grupos de cinco. As que

  3. Electrical stimulation and isokinetic training: effects on strength and neuromuscular properties of healthy young adults Estimulação elétrica e treinamento isocinético: efeitos na força e propriedades neuromusculares de adultos jovens sadios

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    MA Avila

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES associated with an isokinetic training program in healthy young men and women. METHODS: Twenty participants (ten men, ten women; 21±1.5 years underwent an isokinetic training program for knee extensors of both sides (three sets of ten concentric repetitions at 30°/s twice a week for four weeks. One limb underwent only the isokinetic strength training (Ex while the other underwent the same training but with NMES associated with each contraction (Ex+NMES. The current used for NMES was the Russian current (frequency of 2,500Hz, 50 bursts/s and pulse duration of 200µs. Isometric and isokinetic concentric extensor torque at 30°/s were evaluated. RESULTS: The groups increased their peak torque in both test procedures, with no difference between Ex and Ex+NMES. The angle of peak torque increased for the Ex limb, thus showing a change in the tension-length relationship of the muscle group tested, which did not occur for the Ex+NMES limb. There was also a decrease in acceleration time in both limbs, without any effects from NMES on this variable. CONCLUSIONS: These results showed that the association between NMES and isokinetic concentric voluntary strength training did not improve the strength gains and neuromuscular properties of voluntary strength training itself for healthy young participants of both genders.OBJETIVO: Verificar os efeitos da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM associada a um programa de treinamento isocinético em homens e mulheres jovens e sadios. MÉTODOS: Vinte indivíduos (dez homens, dez mulheres, 21±1,5 anos submeteram-se a um programa de treinamento isocinético de ambos os seus extensores de joelho (três séries de dez repetições concêntricas a 30°/s duas vezes por semana por quatro semanas. Um membro foi submetido apenas ao treinamento de força isocinético (Ex enquanto o outro foi submetido ao mesmo treinamento, mas com EENM

  4. Effects of the addition of functional electrical stimulation to ground level gait training with body weight support after chronic stroke Efeitos da adição da estimulação elétrica funcional ao treino de marcha em piso fixo com suporte parcial de peso após acidente vascular encefálico crônico

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    Christiane L. Prado-Medeiros

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The addition of functional electrical stimulation (FES to treadmill gait training with partial body weight support (BWS has been proposed as a strategy to facilitate gait training in people with hemiparesis. However, there is a lack of studies that evaluate the effectiveness of FES addition on ground level gait training with BWS, which is the most common locomotion surface. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the additional effects of commum peroneal nerve FES combined with gait training and BWS on ground level, on spatial-temporal gait parameters, segmental angles, and motor function. METHODS: Twelve people with chronic hemiparesis participated in the study. An A1-B-A2 design was applied. A1 and A2 corresponded to ground level gait training using BWS, and B corresponded to the same training with the addition of FES. The assessments were performed using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS, Functional Ambulation Category (FAC, Rivermead Motor Assessment (RMA, and filming. The kinematics analyzed variables were mean walking speed of locomotion; step length; stride length, speed and duration; initial and final double support duration; single-limb support duration; swing period; range of motion (ROM, maximum and minimum angles of foot, leg, thigh, and trunk segments. RESULTS: There were not changes between phases for the functional assessment of RMA, for the spatial-temporal gait variables and segmental angles, no changes were observed after the addition of FES. CONCLUSION: The use of FES on ground level gait training with BWS did not provide additional benefits for all assessed parameters.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A adição da estimulação elétrica funcional (EEF ao treino de marcha em esteira, com sistema de suporte parcial de peso corporal (SPPC, tem sido proposta como estratégia para melhorar a marcha em hemiparéticos. Entretanto, nenhum estudo verificou a eficácia da adição da EEF ao treino de marcha com SPPC em piso fixo, a superfície mais

  5. Efeitos da crioterapia, estimulação elétrica transcutânea e da sua associação na atividade elétrica do nervo femoral em ratos Effects of cryotherapy, transcutaneous electrical stimulation and their combination on femoral nerve electrical activity in rats

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    CH Santuzzi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: Relatos clínicos sugerem que a associação terapêutica entre crioterapia (CRIO e estimulação elétrica transcutânea (TENS favorece analgesia local. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a atividade elétrica do nervo femoral (ANF, em repouso e durante a aplicação isolada, e associada de TENS e CRIO em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados nove ratos (Wistar adultos com peso de ±300g. Após anestesia (Uretana, 1mg/g i.p., o nervo femoral direito foi isolado para registro da ANF basal e durante as modalidades analgésicas. Depois da fixação dos eletrodos no terço inferior da coxa direita, foram aplicadas TENS (50Hz, 10mÅ por cinco minutos, CRIO isolada e terapia associada (TA por dez minutos. Os registros contínuos da ANF foram realizados por meio de um amplificador de potenciais de ação, avaliados posteriormente no primeiro, quinto e décimo minuto em unidades arbitrárias (Ua. Utilizaram-se a análise de variância (ANOVA uma via e o teste de Dunnett como post-hoc. Valores expressos como média ±EPM e as diferenças fixadas em pBACKGROUND: Clinical reports suggest that the therapeutic association between cryotherapy (CRYO and transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS favors local analgesia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the electrical activity of the femoral nerve (FNA, at rest and during single and combined application of TENS and CRYO, in rats. METHODS: Nine adult Wistar rats weighting ±300g were used in this study. After inducing anesthesia (Urethane, 1mg/g i.p., the right femoral nerve was isolated in order to record the FNA at baseline and during the therapeutic modalities. After attaching the electrodes to the lower third of the right thigh, TENS (50Hz, 10mÅ was applied for five minutes, and CRYO and the combined therapy (CT for ten minutes. The FNA was recorded continuously by means of an action potential amplifier and the recordings from the first, fifth and tenth minutes were subsequently evaluated using arbitrary units (a

  6. Estimulação elétrica neuromuscular de média freqüência (russa em cães com atrofia muscular induzida Medium frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation (russian in dogs with induced muscle atrophy

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    Charles Pelizzari

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM de média freqüência (Russa ou de Kotz pode ser empregada para a recuperação de massa muscular em animais apresentando atrofia muscular por desuso. Assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi empregar a EENM de média freqüência no quadríceps femoral de cães com atrofia muscular induzida, avaliando-se a ocorrência de ganho de massa. Foram utilizados oito cães em dois grupos denominados de GI ou controle e de GII ou tratado. Para a indução da atrofia muscular, a articulação fêmoro-tíbio-patelar esquerda foi imobilizada por 30 dias. Após 48 horas da remoção, foi realizada a EENM nos cães do grupo II, três vezes por semana, com intervalo de 48 horas cada sessão, pelo período de 60 dias. Foram avaliadas a mensuração da perimetria da coxa, da goniometria do joelho, as enzimas creatina-quinase (CK e morfometria das fibras musculares em cortes transversais do músculo vasto lateral, colhido mediante a biópsia muscular. A EENM foi empregada no músculo quadríceps femoral numa freqüência de 2.500Hz, largura de pulso de 50% e relação de tempo on/off de 1:2. Não houve diferença significativa quanto aos valores de perimetria da coxa e a atividade da enzima CK entre os grupos I e II. Na goniometria, houve diminuição significativa (PThe medium frequency neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES (Russa or Kotz is designed for recuperation of muscle mass in dogs with muscular atrophy in disuse. This study aims to utilize medium frequency NMES on the femoral quadriceps of dogs with induced muscular atrophy and evaluate the occurrence of gain in mass. Eight dogs in two groups denominated GI, or control, and GII, or treated were used. For the induction of muscular atrophy, the left femoral-tibial-patellar joint was immobilized for 30 days. NMES treatment began 48 hours after the removal of the immobilization device on dogs from group II and was carried out three times per week, with an

  7. Estimulação elétrica funcional na subluxação crônica do ombro após acidente vascular encefálico: relato de casos Functional electrical stimulation for shoulder subluxation after chronic stroke: a case report

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    Juliana Barbosa Corrêa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available A subluxação do ombro é comum em indivíduos que sofreram acidente vascular encefálico (AVE, podendo gerar dor, lesões do plexo braquial, capsulite adesiva e lesões nos músculos da bainha rotatória, implicando atraso da reabilitação e interferência na qualidade de vida. O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar os efeitos da estimulação elétrica funcional (EEF na subluxação crônica do ombro em pacientes hemiplégicos que sofreram AVE. Foram avaliados três pacientes tendo tido AVE há mais de um ano com subluxação do ombro confirmada por exame de raios X. Foram analisados, antes e após o tratamento, o grau de subluxação e amplitude de movimento (ADM do ombro, função sensório-motora pela escala de Fugl-Meyer e dor em repouso e à movimentação passiva por meio de escala visual analógica. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a tratamento com fisioterapia convencional e EEF no membro hemiplégico por dez sessões. A análise dos resultados mostrou melhora em relação às medidas iniciais da ADM, da avaliação sensório-motora, dor e subluxação do ombro após o uso da EEF. Concluiu-se que a EEF, asociada à fisioterapia convencional, mostrou-se eficaz em produzir diminuição da subluxação, aumento da função do membro superior e agir no alívio da dor em pacientes com subluxação do ombro pós-AVE.Shoulder subluxation is a common complication among stroke survivors; it may cause pain, brachial plexus injuries, adhesive capsulitis and rotator cuff muscle injuries, leading to rehabilitation delay and interference in patients' quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of functional electrical stimulation (FES in post-stroke hemiplegia shoulder subluxation. Three patients with over one year of stroke onset and shoulder subluxation confirmed by X ray were assessed prior to, and after FES treatment, as to: degree of shoulder subluxation and range of motion (ROM; sensory-motor function by the Fugl

  8. Comparison between two different neuromuscular electrical stimulation protocols for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial Comparação de diferentes procedimentos de estimulação elétrica neuromuscular utilizados no tratamento da incontinência urinária de esforço feminina: ensaio clínico randomizado

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    Priscila G. J. M. Alves

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES is widely treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI but there is no consensus in literature regarding the most effective treatment parameters. OBJECTIVE: To compare two NMESintra-vaginal protocols for the treatment of SUI in women. METHODS: The study included 20 volunteers with an average age of 55.55±6.51 years and with the clinical diagnosis of SUI. Volunteers were randomly divided into two groups: group 1 (G1 received NMES with medium-frequency current and group 2 (G2 received NMES with low-frequency current. Functional assessments of pelvic floor muscles (PFM were performed by perineometry. The severity of signs and symptoms were objectively evaluated using the 1 hour pad test and subjectively evaluated using a visual analog scale that measured the discomfort caused by the SUI. Shapiro-Wilk test was used to analyze data normality, and the Friedman test was used to analyze nonparametric data. For analysis of symptoms related to SUI the Fisher exact test and the Mann-Whitney test were used. Significance level of 5% was set for all data analysis. RESULTS: No significant differences (p>0.05 were found between groups for any of the variable assessed. The within group analysis of initial and final evaluations (after NMES demonstrated significant differences (pCONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM é amplamente utilizada no tratamento da incontinência urinária de esforço (IUE, no entanto não há consenso na literatura sobre os parâmetros de tratamento mais eficazes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os procedimentos de EENM intravaginal no tratamento de mulheres com IUE. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 20 voluntárias com idade média de 55,55±6,51 anos, com diagnóstico clínico de IUE. As voluntárias foram divididas aleatoriamente em dois grupos: grupo 1 (G1, que recebeu EENM com corrente de média frequência, e grupo 2 (G2, com corrente de baixa frequência. A

  9. Efeitos da estimulação elétrica funcional nos músculos do punho e dedos em indivíduos hemiparéticos: uma revisão sistemática da literatura Effects of functional electrical stimulation applied to the wrist and finger muscles of hemiparetic subjects: a systematic review of the literature

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    NF Arantes

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: Faz-se necessária sistematização das evidências disponíveis sobre os efeitos da estimulação elétrica em pacientes hemiplégicos após o acidente vascular cerebral. OBJETIVO: Realizar uma revisão sistemática da literatura referente aos efeitos da eletroestimulação funcional para os músculos do punho e dedos de pacientes hemiplégicos adultos. MÉTODOS: Uma busca foi realizada nas bases de dados Medline, Lilacs e PEDro, no período de fevereiro a março de 2006, por trabalhos que documentassem os efeitos da intervenção nas características neuromusculares, musculoesqueléticas e funcionais. Dados foram extraídos de forma padronizada de cada estudo, e a qualidade metodológica foi avaliada utilizando-se a escala PEDro. RESULTADOS: Oito estudos aleatorizados foram revisados. Em relação à avaliação da qualidade da evidência dos trabalhos, as pontuações variaram entre 3/10 e 7/10 na escala PEDro. Apesar da diversidade de protocolos, características de participantes e instrumentos utilizados terem impedido o agrupamento dos resultados, a síntese em níveis de evidência demonstrou que há forte evidência de efeitos positivos da eletroestimulação na força muscular, tônus, função motora e uso do membro na rotina diária. Há evidência moderada para efeitos na destreza e evidência limitada para efeitos na coordenação motora e independência em atividades de autocuidado. Não há evidências para ganhos na amplitude de extensão ativa de punho. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de apresentarem limitações metodológicas, estudos aleatorizados relatam efeitos positivos do uso da eletroestimulação no punho e dedos, o que sugere que essa terapia seja eficaz para a promoção de função do membro superior afetado de indivíduos hemiplégicos.BACKGROUND: a systematization of the available evidence regarding the effects of electrical stimulation for hemiplegic patients following stroke is needed. OBJECTIVE: to

  10. Estimulação diafragmática elétrica transcutânea melhora as condições metabólicas dos músculos respiratórios de ratos Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the diaphragm improves the metabolic conditions of respiratory muscles in rats

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    KM Cancelliero

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o conteúdo de glicogênio dos músculos respiratórios e o registro eletrocardiográfico (ECG de ratos submetidos à estimulação diafragmática elétrica transcutânea (EDET. Método: Ratos adultos Wistar foram divididos em 2 grupos (n=6: controle (C e tratado com EDET (f=50Hz; T ON / T OFF= 2/2 seg.; T= 400ms, i= 5mA com acréscimo de 1mA a cada 3 min.; t= 20 minutos durante 5 dias. Após o período experimental, a análise do ECG foi realizada seguida do sacrifício dos animais para a obtenção das amostras dos músculos peitoral, intercostal, diafragma e abdominal, que foram encaminhadas para a análise do conteúdo de glicogênio. A análise estatística foi feita através do teste de normalidade e teste tde Student (p0,05, 81,2% no intercostal (C: 0,32 ± 0,08 x EDET: 0,58 ± 0,17, p>0,05, 96,7% no peitoral (C: 0,30 ± 0,05 x EDET: 0,59 ± 0,06, pObjective: To evaluate the respiratory muscle glycogen content and electrocardiogram (ECG records of rats subjected to transcutaneous electric stimulation of the diaphragm (TESD. Method: Two groups (n=6 of male adult Wistar rats were utilized over a five-day period: controls (C and TESD treatment (f = 50Hz; T ON / T OFF = 2/2 sec.; T = 400ms, i = 5mA with 1mA increase every three min.; t = 20 minutes. After this period, ECG analysis was done, followed by sacrificing the animals to obtain samples of the pectoral, intercostal, diaphragm and abdominal (A muscles, which were used for glycogen content analysis. Statistical analysis was performed using the normality and Student t tests (p0.05; 81.2% in the intercostal muscle (C: 0.32 ± 0.08 vs. TESD: 0.58 ± 0.17, p>0.05; 96.7% in the pectoral muscle (C: 0.30 ± 0.05 vs. TESD: 0.59 ± 0.06, p<0.05; and 104.5% in the abdominal muscles (C: 0.22 ± 0.01 vs. TESD: 0.45 ± 0.03, p<0.05. The ECG analysis showed that there were no alterations in the parameters analyzed (heart rate and QR, QT and QTc intervals in the TESD group. Conclusion

  11. CONNECTION BETWEEN ECONOMICS, CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIPLOMACY

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    Agil Valiyev

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Today, culture is one of the main feeble factors of economic development.  The leading role of culture in economic development should be argued as multiplied: so, on firstly, as domestic value, on secondly, as a main factor of regional economic development advanced to raised gravity of different regions for residents, tourists and investors, on thirdly, as major parameters of social development based on tolerance, creativity and knowledge. To the different international experiences, culture is main part of economic development in our life. Cultural diversities are combined into a main reason economic development model. The article consist of explainations about the understanding of culture, cultural diplomacy and economics, approach on conflicts between culture and economics, to find how affecting of culture to economic development, the role of culture in economic development of Azerbaijan. The article can be considered as a useful resource  for experts and researchers conducting research in this field.

  12. Valor predictivo de la estimulación eléctrica de los tornillos pediculares torácicos en la mal posición medial de los mismos en la instrumentación de cirugía de columna Valor preditivo da estimulação elétrica em casos de mal posicionamento de parafusos pediculares torácicos na cirurgia de coluna Predictive value of electrical stimulation in cases of malposition of thoracic pedicle screws in spine surgery

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    Pedro Cortés García

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Demostrar si la técnica de estimulación eléctrica permite la detección de la mal posición medial de los tornillos pediculares torácicos. RESULTADOS: Se analizaron 421 tornillos torácicos. Tuvimos alertas a la estimulación en 25 (5,93% de los casos. A todos los pacientes se les realizó radiografía posoperatoria demostrando 22 tornillos (5,2% medializados. Realizamos TAC en 17 pacientes (37%, con ningún tornillo en posición 1 y 10 tornillos en posición 2 (8,5%. Se consideraron tornillos medializados los que tenían respuesta positiva a estimulación inferior a 6 mA. CONCLUSIONES: la estimulación eléctrica nos ha permitido reducir el riesgo de posición medial de los tornillos torácicos, minimizando además el uso de radiografía intraoperatoria.OBJETIVO: Demonstrar se a técnica de estimulação elétrica permite a detecção de mal posicionamento medial dos parafusos pediculares torácicos. RESULTADOS: Foram analisados 421 parafusos torácicos. Os alertas da estimulação ocorreram em 25 (5,93% dos casos. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à radiografia pós-operatória que demonstrou 22 parafusos (5,2% medializados. Realizamos TC axial em 17 pacientes (37%, e não se encontrou nenhum parafuso na posição 1, sendo que 10 parafusos estavam na posição 2 (8,5%. Foram considerados parafusos medializados os que apresentaram resposta positiva à estimulação inferior a 6 mA. CONCLUSÕES: a estimulação elétrica permitiu a redução de risco de posição medial dos parafusos torácicos, minimizando o uso de radiografias intraoperatórias.OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that the electrical stimulation technique allows the detection of medial malpositioning of thoracic pedicle screws. RESULTS: We analyzed 421 thoracic screws. Stimulation alerts occurred in 25 (5.93% cases. All patients underwent postoperative radiographs showing 22 medialized screws (5.2%. Axial CT scans were performed on 17 patients (37%, and no screw was

  13. Teaching Culture Through Films

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    徐婷

    2016-01-01

    Cultural teaching is an issue which is associated with complexity and paradox and also it is a big challenge for faculty. Teaching culture through films has become an important way of cross-cultural teaching This paper focuses on the reasons for teaching culture through films, the value and how it works. And finally it leads out the prospects of cultural teaching through films.

  14. Culture and Translation

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    WANG Xiao-hui; REN Pei-hong

    2015-01-01

    Language, as a kind of symbol system of social culture, is strongly connected with culture. Language is a carrier of cul⁃ture and a form of culture. Just because the strong connection between culture and language, so we can believe that language is a mirror of culture.

  15. Exploring Culture : Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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    Hofstede, G.J.

    2002-01-01

    A unique training book containing over 100 culture awareness exercises, dialogues, stories incidents and simulations that bring to life Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture. These dimensions are: power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainly avo

  16. Culture ou Intercultures (Culture or Intercultural).

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    Steele, Ross

    1996-01-01

    While planet Earth endeavors to transmit information instantaneously, cultural misunderstanding interferes with communication more than any language barrier. The article urges teachers of French to be cognizant of their role as cultural mediators. (Author/CK)

  17. Exploring Culture : Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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    Hofstede, G.J.

    2002-01-01

    A unique training book containing over 100 culture awareness exercises, dialogues, stories incidents and simulations that bring to life Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture. These dimensions are: power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainly avo

  18. Exploring Culture : Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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    Hofstede, G.J.

    2002-01-01

    A unique training book containing over 100 culture awareness exercises, dialogues, stories incidents and simulations that bring to life Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture. These dimensions are: power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainly

  19. Complejidad Cultural

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    Juan Soto Ramírez

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available A inicios del 2007, un llamativo suceso se convirtió en el ‘foco de atención' de la opinión pública: 600 internas de La Villa de las niñas de Chalco, presentaron síntomas como: mareo, náuseas, vómitos y problemas musculares. Una vez descartados los factores orgánicos y con el aval de la ‘ciencia médica' se procedió a construir una versión oficial respaldada por la ‘ciencia' y los ‘sistemas de expertos'. En las entrevistas televisivas aparecían ‘académicos' de distintas instituciones del país opinando al respecto y lo sorprendente es que su ‘punto de vista' sobre el caso, resultaba ser tan inverosímil como el de las instancias de salud. Incluso, como se verá, las ‘versiones académicas' terminaron otorgándole, quizá sin quererlo, verosimilitud a la ‘versión oficial' de la Secretaría de Salud. Lo interesante del caso es que las explicaciones que se produjeron para justificar la existencia de los ‘hechos' se apegaron con estricto fervor romántico a las suposiciones hipnótico-epidemiológicas desarrolladas por la ‘psicología de masas' de finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX. Sirva el presente ensayo para hacer una revisión no sólo del curioso caso de la villa de las niñas sino de la forma en que la construcción de versiones, descripciones y explicaciones, circulan de modos particulares y que el entendimiento de la forma en cómo circulan dichas versiones, descripciones y explicaciones, permite entender la complejidad cultural de cualquier entorno social. 

  20. Cultural Understanding Through Cross-Cultural Analysis.

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    Briere, Jean-Francois

    1986-01-01

    A college course used an explicit intercultural approach and collective research activities to compare French and American cultures and to examine the reasons for cultural attitudes and culture conflict. Class assignments dealt with contrastive analyses of American and French institutions like advertising, cinema, feminism, etc. (MSE)

  1. Cultural Understanding Through Cross-Cultural Analysis.

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    Briere, Jean-Francois

    1986-01-01

    A college course used an explicit intercultural approach and collective research activities to compare French and American cultures and to examine the reasons for cultural attitudes and culture conflict. Class assignments dealt with contrastive analyses of American and French institutions like advertising, cinema, feminism, etc. (MSE)

  2. (Catharanthus roseus) tissue culture

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    STORAGESEVER

    2008-08-18

    Aug 18, 2008 ... indole alkaloids in plant tissue cultures of C. roseus have. *Corresponding ... alkaloids from C. roseus cell cultures have failed (review- ed by Van der ..... that vinblastine occur in callus culture with differentiated roots. Dimeric ...

  3. Microalgal Culture Collection Transfers

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Milford Microalgal culture Collection holds over 200 live cultures representing 13 classes of of algae. The cultures are maintained in three different growing...

  4. Culture - joint fluid

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    Joint fluid culture ... fungi, or viruses grow. This is called a culture. If these germs are detected, other tests may ... is no special preparation needed for the lab culture. How to prepare for the removal of joint ...

  5. Routine sputum culture

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    Sputum culture ... There, it is placed in a special dish (culture). It is then watched to see if bacteria ... Chernecky CC, Berger BJ. Culture, routine. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, ... . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2013:409- ...

  6. Lymph node culture

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    Culture - lymph node ... or viruses grow. This process is called a culture. Sometimes, special stains are also used to identify specific cells or microorganisms before culture results are available. If needle aspiration does not ...

  7. Blood Culture (For Parents)

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    ... Kids to Be Smart About Social Media Blood Culture KidsHealth > For Parents > Blood Culture Print A A ... adjust the treatment choice. Why Do a Blood Culture? During some illnesses, certain infection-causing bacteria and ...

  8. Cross-cultural awareness

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    2016-01-01

    The article deals with the importance of cultural awareness for businesspeople when they go abroad. It also gives some cultural advice and factors which are thought to be the most important in creating a culture.

  9. Animal culture: chimpanzee conformity?

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    van Schaik, Carel P

    2012-05-22

    Culture-like phenomena in wild animals have received much attention, but how good is the evidence and how similar are they to human culture? New data on chimpanzees suggest their culture may even have an element of conformity.

  10. Cultural Context and Translation

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    张敏

    2009-01-01

    cultural context plays an important role in translation. Because translation is a cross-culture activity, the culture context that influ-ences translating is consisted of both the culture contexts of source language and target language. This article firstly analyzes the concept of context and cultural context, then according to the procedure of translating classifies cultural context into two stages and talks about how they respectively influence translating.

  11. Cultural Analysis - towards cross-cultural understanding

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    Gullestrup, Hans

    The book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insight into concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyse a certain culture - whether one's own or others'. This leads towards an unders......The book considers intercultural understanding and co-action, partly by means of general insight into concept of culture and the dimensions which bring about cultural differences, and partly as a methodology to analyse a certain culture - whether one's own or others'. This leads towards...... a theoretical/abstract proposal for cultural understanding. The second part presents a theoretical/abstract proposal for under-standing intercultural plurality and complexity. The third part provides an empirical model for the analysis of intercultural co-action. Finally, the fourth part present and discusses...

  12. FROM CULTURAL IMPOTENCE TO CULTURAL AMPUTATION

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    Вячеслав Владимирович Суханов

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Cultural space of any state is formed by a population that is within its borders. In this article, the author introduces a new cultural definitions «cultural impotence» and «cultural amputation», justifying their use, both in terms of population of the Russian Federation and the European Union and America. The article analyzes the state of society and the cultural factors that influence the development of society in Russia, there are options to bring the country out of a deep cultural crisis. Also established a close relationship between the domestic policy of the state and development of culture.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-2-1

  13. Estimulação elétrica transcutânea no alívio da dor do trabalho de parto: revisão sistemática e meta-análise Transcutaneous electrical stimulation for pain relief during labor: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Larissa F. D. Mello

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A estimulação elétrica transcutânea (EET é um método não farmacológico utilizado no alívio da dor do trabalho de parto. Sua aplicação representa um método adjuvante que não se propõe a substituir outras técnicas. OBJETIVOS: Desenvolver uma revisão sistemática para avaliar a eficácia da EET comparada à ausência de EET ou placebo, segundo os desfechos: alívio da dor do trabalho de parto (desfecho primário, uso de analgesia complementar, duração do trabalho de parto, satisfação da parturiente, tipo de parto e repercussões fetais (desfechos secundários. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se uma busca sistemática nas bases de dados PubMed, LILACS e SCIELO por ensaios clínicos randomizados e quasirandomizados, publicados entre 1966 e 2008. As palavras-chave utilizadas foram 'TENS', 'labor', 'labor pain' e 'labor obstetric'. A seleção de artigos elegíveis e a avaliação de sua qualidade metodológica foram feitas independentemente por dois revisores. Meta-análises de efeitos randômicos foram realizadas quando estudos que investigavam um mesmo desfecho eram suficientemente homogêneos. RESULTADOS: Nove estudos, incluindo 1076 gestantes, foram selecionados. Não houve diferença significativa entre os grupos no alívio da dor do parto (pooled RR=1,09; 95%IC=0,72-1,65 ou na necessidade de analgesia complementar (pooled RR=0,89; 95%IC=0,74-1,08. Não se observou evidência da interferência da EET em nenhum dos desfechos, exceto no desejo da parturiente em utilizar a EET em futuros partos. CONCLUSÕES: A utilização da EET não demonstrou nenhum impacto sobre a mãe ou concepto e nenhuma influência no trabalho de parto. De acordo com os resultados desta revisão, não há evidência de que a EET reduz o uso de analgesia complementar.BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS is a non-pharmacological pain relief method. It is an auxiliary method and not intended to replace other techniques. OBJECTIVES

  14. Estimulação elétrica neuromuscular em cães submetidos à imobilização rígida temporária da articulação fêmoro-tíbio-patelar Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in dogs submitted to rigid temporary immobilization of femmoral-tibial-patellar joint

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    Soraia Figueiredo de Souza

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito da estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM de baixa freqüência sobre o músculo vasto lateral, foram utilizados 11 cães, agrupados aleatoriamente em três grupos, denominados de I ou controle, de II (EENM após imobilização e de III (EENM durante e após imobilização. A articulação fêmoro-tíbio-patelar direita foi imobilizada por 30 dias pelo método de transfixação percutânea tipo II. Os cães do grupo III iniciaram as sessões de eletroterapia, três vezes por semana, durante (30 dias e após a imobilização (60 dias; e os cães dos grupos II após a remoção da imobilização rígida temporária. Foram avaliadas a mensuração da circunferência da coxa, a goniometria do joelho, os graus de claudicação, as enzimas creatina-quinase (CK e a aspartato-amino-transferase (AST e a morfometria das fibras musculares longitudinais do vasto lateral. A análise clínica dos graus de claudicação foi realizada diariamente. A medida da circunferência de coxa, a goniometria e a biópsia do músculo vasto lateral foram realizadas nos tempos zero, 30, 60 e 90 dias após imobilização. As amostras de sangue para avaliação da CK e da AST foram coletadas antes, imediatamente depois, em 6, 24 e 48 horas após a EENM, nos dias zero, 1, 7, 30, 45, 60, 75 e 90. A EENM foi empregada no músculo quadríceps femoral numa freqüência de 50Hz, com duração de pulso de 300 milisegundos e relação "on time/off time" de 1:2. Não houve diferença significativa nos graus de claudicação, nos valores de circunferência da coxa, na goniometria e no comportamento das enzimas CK e AST entre os grupos. Foi observada maior hipertrofia das fibras musculares longitudinais nos cães do grupo II (P=0,0005, seguidos pelos cães do grupo III. Pode-se concluir que a EENM de baixa freqüência ocasiona hipertrofia do músculo vasto lateral em cães após a imobilização rígida temporária da articulação do joelho

  15. Functional electrical stimulation training on functional capacity and blood pressure variability in a centenarian woman: case study Treinamento com estimulação elétrica funcional sobre a capacidade funcional e a variabilidade da pressão arterial em uma idosa centenária: estudo de caso

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    Bruna Eibel

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Functional electrical stimulation (FES is a rehabilitation method that can revert alterations provoked by aging, such as reductions in functional capacity and modifications on blood pressure variability (BPV. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the training effects of FES on functional capacity and BPV in a centenarian woman. METHODS: A 101-year-old woman without previous disease underwent FES training for 12 weeks, with three 40 min sessions/week. FES was applied at a frequency of 20 Hz with a 0.5 ms pulse, 5 s contraction time, 10 s relaxation time, the maximum tolerable intensity and with progressive overload. Functional capacity was assessed with a six-minute walk test (6MWT and proximal lower limb strength was assessed with a sit-and-stand test (STST. BPV was measured by continuous recording of pulse pressure and calculated by spectral analysis. All variables were measured before and after FES training. RESULTS: After training there was a 70% increase in distance walked in the 6MWT, a 300% increase in the number of STST repetitions, an 8 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP and a 4 mmHg reduction in diastolic blood pressure (DBP and mean blood pressure (MBP. Reductions in SBP (11.8 mmHg², DBP (2.3 mmHg² and MBP (6.0 mmHg² variability were also observed. CONCLUSIONS: Three months of FES training improved functional capacity and BPV in a centenarian woman.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A estimulação elétrica funcional (EEF é uma forma de reabilitação que pode reverter alterações provocadas pelo envelhecimento, como diminuição da capacidade funcional e modificações na variabilidade da pressão arterial (VPA. OBJETIVOS: Avaliar os efeitos do treinamento com EEF sobre a capacidade funcional e a VPA em uma idosa centenária. MÉTODOS: Paciente do sexo feminino, 101 anos e sem patologia prévia. O treinamento com EEF foi realizado durante 12 semanas, sendo três sessões/semana e tempo máximo de aplicação de 40 min/sessão. A EEF

  16. Information and Corporate Cultures.

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    Drake, Miriam A.

    1984-01-01

    This paper defines "corporate culture" (set of values and beliefs shared by people working in an organization which represents employees' collective judgments about future) and discusses importance of corporate culture, nature of corporate cultures in business and academia, and role of information in shaping present and future corporate cultures.…

  17. Culture and English Teaching

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    李莹

    2008-01-01

    There is a natural relationship between culture and language. Language reflects how the people of a nation form the unique way of life and the way of thinking. Therefore, English teaching necessarily involves cultural education as well. This paper analyzes the influence of social culture in English teaching and tries to set up a principle of teaching English culture.

  18. Culture Wars in Denmark

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    Ørum, Tania

    2016-01-01

    In the 1960s high and low culture were brought into sharp conflict i Denmark. In 1961 a Ministry of Culture was established for the first time. The first minister of culture, the social democrat Julius Bomholt, saw art and culture as an important part of education for democracy that should be made...

  19. Many Forms of Culture

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    Cohen, Adam B.

    2009-01-01

    Psychologists interested in culture have focused primarily on East-West differences in individualism-collectivism, or independent-interdependent self-construal. As important as this dimension is, there are many other forms of culture with many dimensions of cultural variability. Selecting from among the many understudied cultures in psychology,…

  20. Cultural Identity Through CLIL

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    2015-01-01

    The CLIL approach is a modern manner of teaching English, which has been adapted in Romanian schools and universities. An interesting aspect of learning a foreign language is the contact with its culture/s and the changes it produces in terms of identity. Therefore, a challenging question to be answered is whether a CLIL approach focusing on culture influences students' cultural identity.

  1. Language and Culture

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    徐君

    2011-01-01

    As the carrier of culture,language is considered as the main expressional form of culture which develops with nation,country and society’s development.Language is a part of a nation’s culture.The different nations own their unique cultures,his-tory,manners and customs and so on.However,various cultural characteristics can be displayed in the form of language.This ar-ticle,by analyzing the influence and the difference of historical culture,regional culture and custom culture,mainly reveals the relationship between language and culture which is interdependent and interactive.What’s more,a better comprehension of this relationship prevents us from misunderstanding in cross-culture communication.

  2. Cultural Capital in Context:

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    Andersen, Ida Gran; Jæger, Mads Meier

    This paper analyzes the extent to which the effect of cultural capital on academic achievement varies across high- and low-achieving schooling environments. We distinguish three competing theoretical models: Cultural reproduction (cultural capital yields higher returns in high-achieving schooling...... environments than in low-achieving ones), cultural mobility (cultural capital yields higher returns in low-achieving environments), and cultural resources (cultural capital yields the same returns in different environments). We analyze PISA data from six countries and find that returns to cultural capital tend...... to be higher in low-achieving schooling environments than in high-achieving ones. These results support the cultural mobility explanation and are in line with previous research suggesting that children from low-SES families benefit more from cultural capital than children from high-SES families....

  3. Absorbing the Culture Shock

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    2006-01-01

    Participants at a forum on communication between cultures generate ideas on how China can deal with its growing cultural deficit Five months ago, Ding Wei, Assistant Minister of Culture, described China's deficit in international cultural trade as "huge" at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office. "Our statistics years ago showed that the ratio of imports of cultural products to exports was 10 to 1," he

  4. KEEPING CULTURAL GENES ALIVE

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    Bai Shi

    2012-01-01

    China's contemporary culture and the protection of its diverse cultural heritage have become some of the most talked about issues today.Cultural prosperity was put forward as an important objective of the Central Government's national development strategy last year.However,the industrialization and commercialization of China's culture have been both criticized and celebrated.Many scholars believe industrialization and enormous government investment may not be the best means to protect intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

  5. DIAGNOSIS OF CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

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    ALBU MĂDĂLINA

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Cultural institution management is to direct the organization to a specific cultural profile purpose, namely production values esthetic sense, artistic, moral, spiritual, distribution, promotion of these values, protection and circulation of cultural heritage. In this regard, an analysis in the diagnosis cultural organizations aims to determine the main strengths and weaknesses, assess the potential and making recommendations focused on the root causes of failures and positive aspects. This paper presents considerations diligence activity Culture House "IL Caragiale "in Ploiesti. The mission of this organization is to contribute to the cultural development of the community by initiating projects and cultural programs, offer development programs and services to meet cultural needs, increase public access to diverse cultural life, providing a constant presence institution circuit local, national, European and international level. Conclusions drawn from the analysis shows that in a world of economic globalization, information and culture in a company in constant change, in a competitive market where there is information readily available means and leisure, but not cultural consistency in a social environment where interest in culture of people is declining, the situation of the population is impaired, the remuneration of staff working in the field of cultural education is demotivating, the funds allocated to culture have grown lately effectively lead a cultural institution is a challenge.

  6. Characterizing European cultural landscapes

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    Tieskens, Koen F.; Schulp, Catharina J E; Levers, Christian

    2017-01-01

    European cultural landscapes are mostly characterized by only one of the dimensions. Our paper can help to identify pressures to cultural landscapes and thus to target measures for the conservation of these landscapes, to link similar landscapes in different regions, and to inform policy design on the most......Almost all rural areas in Europe have been shaped or altered by humans and can be considered cultural landscapes, many of which now are considered to entail valuable cultural heritage. Current dynamics in land management have put cultural landscapes under a huge pressure of agricultural...... intensification and land abandonment. To prevent the loss of cultural landscapes, knowledge on the location of different types of cultural landscapes is needed. In this paper, we present a characterization of European cultural landscapes based on the prevalence of three key dimensions of cultural landscapes...

  7. Cultural Molding: A Modular Approach. Cultural Anthropology.

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    Kassebaum, Peter

    Designed for use as supplementary instructional material in a cultural anthropology course, this learning module introduces the student to cultural molding, the idea that most human behavior can be traced to enculturation and exposure rather than to a socio-biological explanation of human behavior. Following a brief description of socialization,…

  8. Robotic art, culture and cultural imagination

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    Romic, Bojana

    2015-01-01

    In the recent years there has been an ongoing debate about the notion and (possible) function of robotic culture; with the development of the new generation of drones, as well as the advancement in social and health robotics, questions about robot culture seem to open a variety of discussions...... – beginning with the inquiry of how can we grasp the notion of culture, as an umbrella term for the range of habitual and technological practices, in relation to equally heterogeneous field of robotics. This article aims to accentuate the importance of cultural imagination of robots in situating the robotic...... research, observing it 'as a mixed register of fantasy and an actual practice' (Kakoudaki, 2007). The emphasis will be put on the robotic art which, I argue, is in the fluid state of exchange with other areas of robotic research, equally benefiting from the larger context of cultural imagination of robots...

  9. Developing Cultural Awareness

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    2005-01-01

    This paper aims at emphasizing the issue of teaching of culture in foreign language teaching.  In this respect, the reasons of teaching culture in foreign language classes are focused on initially.  So, the justifications of teaching culture are considered and explained and by the help of a dialogue.  Right after this, ways of developing cultural awareness is taken into account.  At this step, types of courses to develop cultural awareness are dealt with.  Developing cultural awareness in cla...

  10. Cultural Activation of Consumers.

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    Siegel, Carole E; Reid-Rose, Lenora; Joseph, Adriana M; Hernandez, Jennifer C; Haugland, Gary

    2016-02-01

    This column discusses "cultural activation," defined as a consumer's recognition of the importance of providing cultural information to providers about cultural affiliations, challenges, views about, and attitudes toward behavioral health and general medical health care, as well as the consumer's confidence in his or her ability to provide this information. An aid to activation, "Cultural Activation Prompts," and a scale that measures a consumer's level of activation, the Cultural Activation Measurement Scale, are described. Suggestions are made about ways to introduce cultural activation as a component of usual care.

  11. Cultural Exchange Strengthens Ties

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    2011-01-01

    The Year of Chinese Culture in Australia is poised to cement bonds between the Chinese and Australians As the Year of Australian Culture in China drew to a close in June,the Year of Chinese Culture in Australia,titled Experience China,came ons tage to showcase the rich variety of China’s traditional and contemporary culture to the Australians.The opening ceremony of the event was held on June 24 at the Sydney State Theater.It featured famous Chinese dancer Yang Liping’s original dance drama The Legend of Shangri-La.The Year of Chinese Culture in Australiais by far the largest Chinese cultural festival

  12. On value and culture

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    2006-01-01

    Value stands for the significance of things,and concepts of value are ideas,opinions and attitudes about what kind of things are significant.Studies on the concept of value cannot be separated from culture.Every society has its own distinct culture and concept of value shared by its people.The relationship between concept of value and culture shows that the building of the concept of value must be based on culture.Developing culture,providing excellent products of culture and better humanitarian environment are the premise for people's possession of the correct concept of value.

  13. Cultural Dyphemisms in the Turkish Culture Region

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    İlhami Durmuş

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Turkish steppe culture constituted a typical structure with regard to its creation and development. It emerged from steppe geography. The geography affected social, politic, economical, military and religious structure of the society substantially. The Turkish culture was shaped up under these influences. The agents of the culture appeared as a shepherd generally. Shepherding provided a basic to the animal husbandry. The shepherds headed to search the fertile grass. Shepherding obliged people to became seminomadic. Thus the life continued in a manner of searching new pastures and shuttling between plateau and winter quarters . The horse that is one of the important ingredient of the culture provided mobility and speed to the culture. In social, politic, and military life of society the horse came into prominence. The nomadic houses or the cars contributed to Turks’ life very much. These nomad houses were shelter at the nights and cold days for them. Going from the plateau to winter quarters and from pasture to another pasture was made easy thanks to these. The finding which took out from graves reflects to all features of the culture.The ruins of nomad houses and horses were arised from the graves . These support the informations which was given in the written sources. Among the findings, there were also The animal struggle scenes which reflect art concept of theseminomadism between tomb finds. This art concept named as turkish animal style. It’s tried to determine The scope of the Turkish culture by emphasizing steppe, shepherding, semi-nomadism, horse, nomad house, tomb. It is also emphasized that aforementioned notions can be used for Turkish culture. Thus, cultural dysphemisms in the turkish culture based on that idea.

  14. CULTURE, CULTURE LEARNING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES: TOWARDS A PEDAGOGICAL FRAMEWORK

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    Mike Levy

    2007-01-01

    This paper seeks to improve approaches to the learning and teaching of culture using new technologies by relating the key qualities and dimensions of the culture concept to elements within a pedagogical framework. In Part One, five facets of the culture concept are developed: culture as elemental; culture as relative; culture as group membership; culture as contested; and culture as individual (variable and multiple). Each perspective aims to provide a focus for thinking about culture, and th...

  15. Low frequency (0.5Hz rTMS over the right (non-dominant motor cortex does not affect ipsilateral hand performance in healthy humans A inibição do córtex motor não-dominante por meio da estimulação magnética transcraniana a 0,5Hz não interfere no desempenho manual ipsilateral de sujeitos hígidos

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    Fernanda Weiler

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Reduction of excitability of the dominant primary motor cortex (M1 improves ipsilateral hand function in healthy subjects. In analogy, inhibition of non-dominant M1 should also improve ipsilateral performance. In order to investigate this hypothesis, we have used slow repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS and the Purdue Pegboard test. Twenty-eight volunteers underwent 10 minutes of either 0.5Hz rTMS over right M1 or sham rTMS (coil perpendicular to scalp. The motor task was performed before, immediately after, and 20 minutes after rTMS. In both groups, motor performance improved significantly throughout the sessions. rTMS inhibition of the non-dominant M1 had no significant influence over ipsilateral or contralateral manual dexterity, even though the results were limited by unequal performance between groups at baseline. This is in contrast to an improvement in left hand function previously described following slow rTMS over left M1, and suggests a less prominent physiological transcallosal inhibition from right to left M1.A redução da excitabilidade do córtex motor primário (M1 dominante melhora o desempenho manual ipsilateral: a inibição do M1 não-dominante poderia, analogamente, aprimorar a função manual direita. Para investigar esta hipótese, utilizou-se a estimulação magnética transcraniana repetitiva (EMTr de baixa frequência e o teste Purdue Pegboard. Submetemos 28 voluntários a 10 minutos de EMTr sobre o M1 direito (0,5 Hz ou a EMTr placebo (bobina perpendicular ao escalpo. O teste foi executado antes, imediatamente após e 20 minutos após a EMTr. Nos dois grupos, o desempenho manual mostrou significativa melhora entre as sessões. A inibição do M1 não-dominante não influenciou significativamente a destreza motora ipsi ou contralateral, apesar da conclusão limitada pelo desempenho discrepante dos grupos na primeira sessão. Este resultado contrasta com a melhora da função manual esquerda descrita ap

  16. Cross-Cultural Nongeneralizations.

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    Patton, Michael Quinn

    1985-01-01

    This synthesis of the previous articles concludes that cultural considerations are important for effective evaluation practice. Culturally sensitive and situationally responsive evaluation practices can contribute to international understanding. (BS)

  17. Cultural changes in aerospace

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    Strobl, Bill

    1991-01-01

    Cultural changes; people and jobs; examples of cultural changes required; advanced launch system (ALS) philosophy; ALS operability capabilities; and ALS operability in design are outlined. This presentation is represented by viewgraphs.

  18. Plant tissue culture techniques

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    Rolf Dieter Illg

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available Plant cell and tissue culture in a simple fashion refers to techniques which utilize either single plant cells, groups of unorganized cells (callus or organized tissues or organs put in culture, under controlled sterile conditions.

  19. Nordic cultural policies

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    Duelund, Peter

    2008-01-01

    A critical view on Nordic Cultural Policy 1961-2008 - Aims, measures, forms of organisation, state og national identity......A critical view on Nordic Cultural Policy 1961-2008 - Aims, measures, forms of organisation, state og national identity...

  20. Culture in the Classroom

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    Medin, Douglas L.; Bang, Megan

    2014-01-01

    Culture plays a large but often unnoticeable role in what we teach and how we teach children. We are a country of immense diversity, but in classrooms the dominant European-American culture has become the language of learning.

  1. Cultural Communication and Transmission

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    Tschumi, R.

    1973-01-01

    Part of a larger work, of which the French version, Theorie de la Culture'' (Theory of Culture), is to be published first; shorter version read at the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures Congress, Cambridge, England, 1972. (RS)

  2. Plant tissue culture techniques

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    Rolf Dieter Illg

    1991-01-01

    Plant cell and tissue culture in a simple fashion refers to techniques which utilize either single plant cells, groups of unorganized cells (callus) or organized tissues or organs put in culture, under controlled sterile conditions.

  3. Culture in the Classroom

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    Medin, Douglas L.; Bang, Megan

    2014-01-01

    Culture plays a large but often unnoticeable role in what we teach and how we teach children. We are a country of immense diversity, but in classrooms the dominant European-American culture has become the language of learning.

  4. Culture and social class.

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    Miyamoto, Yuri

    2017-08-08

    A large body of research in Western cultures has demonstrated the psychological and health effects of social class. This review outlines a cultural psychological approach to social stratification by comparing psychological and health manifestations of social class across Western and East Asian cultures. These comparisons suggest that cultural meaning systems shape how people make meaning and respond to material/structural conditions associated with social class, thereby leading to culturally divergent manifestations of social class. Specifically, unlike their counterparts in Western cultures, individuals of high social class in East Asian cultures tend to show high conformity and other-orientated psychological attributes. In addition, cultures differ in how social class impacts health (i.e. on which bases, through which pathways, and to what extent). Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Rectal culture (image)

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    A rectal culture test is performed by inserting a cotton swab in the rectum. The swab is rotated gently, and withdrawn. A smear of the swab is placed in culture media to encourage the growth of microorganisms. The ...

  6. Armenian Cultural Astronomy

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    Farmanyan, S. V.; Mickaelian, A. M.

    2015-07-01

    Cultural Astronomy is the reflection of sky events in various fields of nations' culture. In foreign literature this field is also called "Astronomy in Culture" or "Astronomy and Culture". Cultural astronomy is the set of interdisciplinary fields studying the astronomical systems of current or ancient societies and cultures. It is manifested in Religion, Mythology, Folklore, Poetry, Art, Linguistics and other fields. In recent years, considerable attention has been paid to this sphere, particularly international organizations were established, conferences are held and journals are published. Armenia is also rich in cultural astronomy. The present paper focuses on Armenian archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy, including many creations related to astronomical knowledge; calendars, rock art, mythology, etc. On the other hand, this subject is rather poorly developed in Armenia; there are only individual studies on various related issues (especially many studies related to Anania Shirakatsi) but not coordinated actions to manage this important field of investigation.

  7. Native Culture Issues in Cross-cultural Teaching

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    万欣

    2012-01-01

      The bi-direction of cross-cultural communication determines culture teaching should include both target culture and native culture. Currently, however, mere emphasis of target culture with ignoring native culture has resulted in“two-skin”phenomenon and“aphasia of Chinese culture”. Therefore, this paper aims to underline native culture teaching, to explore proper techniques for native culture teaching, to achieve integration of target culture and native culture, to enhance students’expressive competence in native culture and finally to carry out effective cross-cultural communication.

  8. Construction of Hong-dae cultural district : cultural place, cultural policy and cultural politics

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    Cho, Mihye

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation examines how the process of creating the "Hong-dae cultural district" in Seoul has involved the mobilisation of various social groups and triggered the (re)institutionalisation of the meaning of "the cultural". It seeks to explicate how a cultural policy project can stimulate the emergence of social groups, which challenge existing policy provisions and laws and lead to the (re)institutionalisation of "Hong-dae culture". In so doing, the author will be able to simultaneously...

  9. The Politics of Culture

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    John Storey

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This article provides an overview over the evolution of thinking about "culture" in the work of Raymond Williams. With the introduction of Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony culture came to be understood as consisting of not only shared, but contested meanings as well. On the basis of this redefinition by Williams, cultural studies was able to delineate culture as the production, circulation, and consumption of meanings that become embodied and embedded in social practice.

  10. Euphemism and Social Culture

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    Yue Nan

    2008-01-01

    Euphemism,as a unique form in language expression,conveys a lot about the society and culture in which it exists.The study of euphemism is one method to understand the relation between language,society and culture.This paper analyzes the application of euphemism in social-cultural activities,studies the features of euphemisms in such application with the purpose to reveal connections between language and culture.

  11. Urine, faeces and culture

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    Quitzau, M.

    This article looks upon the importance of considering cultural aspects in relation to toilet technologies. It is outlined how culture theoretically can be seen as an integrated part of every day actions and technology.......This article looks upon the importance of considering cultural aspects in relation to toilet technologies. It is outlined how culture theoretically can be seen as an integrated part of every day actions and technology....

  12. Research on audit culture

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    王仪

    2016-01-01

    It is the basis of promoting the scientific development of the audit business to strengthen the cultural construction of the audit staff, and also can improve the comprehensive quality of the audit staff. Aiming at the shortcomings of the current audit culture, this paper analyzes the reasons, and then puts forward some countermeasures for the construction of the audit culture, which is the goal of accelerating the construction of the audit culture and enhancing the strength of the audit team.

  13. Diamantina: World Cultural Heritage

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    Fernanda de Alencar Machado Albuquerque

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Awareness on preservation of cultural values in Brazil has been characterized as a current trend, and local communities play an important role in this process. The country’s preservationist policy has emerged with the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage that aims at identifying and preserving the historical, cultural and artistic heritage. In the Brazilian scene the city of Diamantina/MG stands out for its remarkable cultural heritage, considered by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage.

  14. Rupestrian culture in Italy

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    Crescenzi, C

    2012-01-01

    Rupestrian culture in Italy. L'articolo descrive sinteticamente le aree di studio, di alcune regioni italiane interessate dal fenomeno dell’architettura rupestre, che sono state oggetto dei workshop realizzati nell'ambito del progetto di ricerca internazionale Cultural Rupestrian Heritage in the Circum-Mediterraneam Area-cinp. Programme Culture 2007-2013, Budget 2010, Strand 1.1 Multi-annual cooperation project, Strand 1.2.1- Cooperation measures. estrian culture in Italy

  15. Cultural Identity Through CLIL

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    Oprescu Monica

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The CLIL approach is a modern manner of teaching English, which has been adapted in Romanian schools and universities. An interesting aspect of learning a foreign language is the contact with its culture/s and the changes it produces in terms of identity. Therefore, a challenging question to be answered is whether a CLIL approach focusing on culture influences students' cultural identity.

  16. Culture Differences and English Teaching

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    Wang, Jin

    2011-01-01

    Language is a part of culture, and plays a very important role in the development of the culture. Some sociologists consider it as the keystone of culture. They believe, without language, culture would not be available. At the same time, language is influenced and shaped by culture, it reflects culture. Therefore, culture plays a very important…

  17. Insect Cell Culture

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    Oers, van M.M.; Lynn, D.E.

    2010-01-01

    Insect cell cultures are widely used in studies on insect cell physiology, developmental biology and microbial pathology. In particular, insect cell culture is an indispensable tool for the study of insect viruses. The first continuously growing insect cell cultures were established from lepidoptera

  18. Culture and Development

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    D.R. Gasper (Des)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractDiscourses on culture and development vary according to their conceptions of culture and of development and according to their standpoint. The ‘culture and development’ problematic has typically: (1) arisen from a conception of ‘culture’ as a relatively fixed, homogeneous set of mental

  19. The University Culture

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    Simplicio, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    In this article the author discusses the role university culture can play on a campus and how it can impact policy and practice. The article explores how a university's history, values, and vision form its culture and how this culture in turn affects its stability and continuity. The article discusses how newcomers within the university are…

  20. Insect Cell Culture

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    Oers, van M.M.; Lynn, D.E.

    2010-01-01

    Insect cell cultures are widely used in studies on insect cell physiology, developmental biology and microbial pathology. In particular, insect cell culture is an indispensable tool for the study of insect viruses. The first continuously growing insect cell cultures were established from lepidoptera

  1. Restoring Cultural Heritage Sites

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    2011-01-01

    Most of the post-quake cultural heritage rescue and protection projects in Sichuan have been completed The State Administration of Cultural Heritage recently rewarded 132 individuals and organizations for their work in rescuing and protecting cultural relics damaged by the Wenchuan earthquake on May12,2008.

  2. Culture and Language Teaching

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    李琳

    2008-01-01

    @@ Ⅰ.What Is Culture In 1871,in his classic book Primitive Culture,British anthropologist Edward Tylor first gave the definition of culture which is widely quoted: "Culture…is that complex whole which includes knowledge,beliefs,arts,morals,law,custom and any other capacities and habits acquired by man as a member of society".

  3. TESOL and Culture.

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    Atkinson, Dwight

    1999-01-01

    Looks at the question of how culture is understood in the Teaching English as a Second/Other-Language (TESOL) profession. Examines the perspectives toward culture implicitly or explicitly expressed in recent "TESOL Quarterly" articles, and concludes that different views of culture exist in the field. (Author/VWL)

  4. Cultural Industries Bloom

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    ZAN JIFANG

    2010-01-01

    @@ The market scale of China's cultural industries reached around 800 billion yuan($118 billion)in 2009,said a report on China's cultural industry development jointly released by a cultural research center under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the academy's Social Sciences Academic Press on May 6.

  5. Why Teach Visual Culture?

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    Passmore, Kaye

    2007-01-01

    Visual culture is a hot topic in art education right now as some teachers are dedicated to teaching it and others are adamant that it has no place in a traditional art class. Visual culture, the author asserts, can include just about anything that is visually represented. Although people often think of visual culture as contemporary visuals such…

  6. Language, Perception, Culture & Communication

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    DU Man-li

    2015-01-01

    The paper explores the prospect of introducing language, perception, culture and communication. Starting with some definitions of language, perception, culture and communication, the paper argues for the internal connection among them. It pro⁃vides better understanding of these factors in foreign language learning and encourages learners to achieve the better learning re⁃sult to communicate effectively through language, culture etc.

  7. The Value of Culture

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    Klamer, Arjo

    1997-01-01

    Culture manifests itself in everything human, including the ordinary business of everyday life. Culture and art have their own value, but economic values are also constrained. Art sponsorships and subsidies suggest a value that exceeds market price. So what is the real value of culture? Unlike the u

  8. Peritoneal fluid culture

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    Culture - peritoneal fluid ... sent to the laboratory for Gram stain and culture. The sample is checked to see if bacteria ... The peritoneal fluid culture may be negative, even if you have ... diagnosis of peritonitis is based on other factors, in addition ...

  9. Culture Difference and Translation

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    何冬兰

    2012-01-01

    Culture difference is necessary to be paid attention to during the process of translating.Culture difference is caused by different history,regions,customs,religions and the modes of thinking.Having the awareness of the culture difference will make translation more accurate and successful.

  10. Organizational culture, Anthropology of

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    Krause-Jensen, Jakob; Wright, Susan

    2015-01-01

    cultures’ into transnational corporations and organizations concerned with international governance. In such organizations, anthropology graduates are increasingly employed as ‘cultural experts.’ We track the anthropological research on organizational culture and argue that the sensibilities and analytical...... skills acquired and the concepts developed through the ethnographic encounter gives anthropology a unique voice in the study of cultural matters in organizations....

  11. Cultur(ally) Jammed: Culture Jams as a Form of Culturally Responsive Teaching

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    Martinez, Ulyssa

    2012-01-01

    Does the person become the name or does the name become the person? This question was asked by a participant of my culture jam entitled, "What's my name?" In this culture jam, I asked people to discern the name of a person based solely on their appearance and a list of possible names below their picture. This article aims to show how culture jams…

  12. A Cultural Classroom Library

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    Lawrence, Maria

    2007-01-01

    Native American and other cultural stories provide students with a broader perspective on the world. In addition, cultural stories connect science content and knowledge about the world to cultural interpretations and people's life ways. By implementing the ideas suggested in this article, you can select books that both enrich your science library…

  13. Teaching Language, Teaching Culture.

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J., Ed.; Crozet, Chantal, Ed.

    1997-01-01

    Essays and research reports on the relationship between teaching second languages and teaching culture include: "Teaching Culture as an Integrated Part of Language Teaching: An Introduction" (Chantal Crozet, Anthony J. Liddicoat); "Primary Socialization and Cultural Factors in Second Language Learning: Wending Our Way through Semi-Charted…

  14. Managing culture in IJVs

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    Dao, Li

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to extend a cultural sense-making perspective to the context of international joint ventures. The dominant literature on cultural issues in this inter-firm setting has been criticized for relying on a narrow view of culture mainly as a country-level construct. The paper...

  15. Culture-sensitive psychotraumatology

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    Ulrich Schnyder

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Although there is some evidence of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD construct's cross cultural validity, trauma-related disorders may vary across cultures, and the same may be true for treatments that address such conditions. Experienced therapists tailor psychotherapy to each patient's particular situation, to the nature of the patient's psychopathology, to the stage of therapy, and so on. In addition, culture-sensitive psychotherapists try to understand how culture enhances the meaning of their patient's life history, the cultural components of their illness and help-seeking behaviors, as well as their expectations with regard to treatment. We cannot take for granted that all treatment-seeking trauma survivors speak our language or share our cultural values. Therefore, we need to increase our cultural competencies. Methods: The authors of this article are clinicians and/or researchers from across the globe, working with trauma survivors in various settings. Each author focused on one or more specific cultural aspects of working with trauma survivors and highlighted the following aspects. Results: As a result of culture-specific individual and collective meanings linked to trauma and trauma-related disorders survivors may be exposed to (self-stigma in the aftermath of trauma. Patients who are reluctant to talk about their traumatic experiences may instead be willing to write or use other ways of accessing the painful memories such as drawing. In other cultures, community and family cohesion are crucial elements of recovery. While awareness of culture-specific aspects is important, we also need to beware of premature cultural stereotyping. When disseminating empirically supported psychotherapies for PTSD across cultures, a number of additional challenges need to be taken into account: many low and middle income countries have very limited resources available and suffer from a poor health infrastructure. Conclusions: In summary

  16. Theories of Culture

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    王燕

    2012-01-01

      “Culture” is such a broad concept which is understood and defined differently by different people and has been remaining a focus for research. Some view culture as skills, values, understandings, knowledge or ways of being achieved as members of society and it is acquired and transmitted over generations; some regard culture as meaning which is established and constructed in practice and it is the context of production of new meaning and constraint of action. In this article it will focus on two theories of culture, namely, Cultural Relativism and Cultural Structuralism, and will illustrate the general ideas, main representatives and their arguments of these two theories.

  17. Culture shock and travelers.

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    Stewart, L; Leggat, P A

    1998-06-01

    As travel has become easier and more affordable, the number of people traveling has risen sharply. People travel for many and varied reasons, from the business person on an overseas assignment to backpackers seeking new and exotic destinations. Others may take up residence in different regions, states or countries for family, business or political reasons. Other people are fleeing religious or political persecution. Wherever they go and for whatever reason they go, people take their culture with them. Culture, like language, is acquired innately in early childhood and is then reinforced through formal and complex informal social education into adulthood. Culture provides a framework for interpersonal and social interactions. Therefore, the contact with a new culture is often not the exciting or pleasurable experience anticipated. When immersed in a different culture, people no longer know how to act when faced with disparate value systems. Contact with the unfamiliar culture can lead to anxiety, stress, mental illness and, in extreme cases, physical illness and suicide. "Culture shock" is a term coined by the anthropologist Oberg. It is the shock of the new. It implies that the experience of the new culture is an unpleasant surprise or shock, partly because it is unexpected and partly because it can lead to a negative evaluation of one's own culture. It is also known as cross-cultural adjustment, being that period of anxiety and confusion experienced when entering a new culture. It affects people intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally and physically and is characterized by symptoms of psychological distress. Culture shock affects both adults and children. In travelers or workers who have prolonged sojourns in foreign countries, culture shock may occur not only as they enter the new culture, but also may occur on their return to their original culture. Children may also experience readjustment problems after returning from leading sheltered lives in expatriate

  18. Cultural Capital in Context:

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    Andersen, Ida Gran; Jæger, Mads Meier

    This paper analyzes the extent to which the effect of cultural capital on academic achievement varies across high- and low-achieving schooling environments. We distinguish three competing theoretical models: Cultural reproduction (cultural capital yields higher returns in high-achieving schooling...... to be higher in low-achieving schooling environments than in high-achieving ones. These results support the cultural mobility explanation and are in line with previous research suggesting that children from low-SES families benefit more from cultural capital than children from high-SES families....

  19. INCREASING LEARNERS’ CULTURAL AWARENESS

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    1996-01-01

    IntroductionCommunicative competence is now widely recognised as the goal of language teaching.A studentcannot obtain this competence in the target language without knowledge of the target culture sincelanguage and culture are closely interrelated.From this,it follows that EFL teaching involvesteaching of two languages and two cultures,in our case,English and Chinese.Then what is culture?Culture is‘the customs,beliefs,and music,and all the other products of human thought made by aparticular group of people at a particular time.’(Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English,1990:251)

  20. Leadership and Organizational Culture

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    宋丽娜

    2015-01-01

    This essay attempts to explore the relationship between leaders, organizational culture, and national culture. Leaders cre⁃ate“climate of the organization”with six mechanisms. Furthermore, leaders style of management is considerably influenced by their national culture based on Hofstede’s organizational culture theory. Varieties of examples and cases are analyzed to illustrate that leadership beliefs and practices have direct relationship with organizational culture and shape their individualistic communica⁃tion styles and goals that influence to a significant degree in establishing shared values, beliefs and practices among employees within an organization.

  1. Culture and Negotiation

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    Bülow, Anne Marie; Kumar, Rajesh

    2011-01-01

    The literature on cross-cultural negotiation has expanded considerably over the past few decades, but the findings are often ambiguous and sometimes even contradictory. This introduction highlights the critical areas where objections are commonly raised about the relevance of national culture......, the applicability of typologies that treat cultures as static, and the problem of ambiguous terminology. It may not be surprising that studies contradict each other given the ambiguity of the national cultural construct and variations in the context of the negotiating situations that are studied. The articles...... in this issue contribute to deepening our understanding about cross-cultural negotiation processes....

  2. Cultural aspects of suicide.

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    Maharajh, Hari D; Abdool, Petal S

    2005-09-08

    Undefined cultural factors cannot be dismissed and significantly contribute to the worldwide incidence of death by suicide. Culture is an all embracing term and defines the relationship of an individual to his environment. This study seeks to investigate the effect of culture on suicide both regionally and internationally. Culture-bound syndrome with suicidal behaviours specific to a particular culture or geographical region are discussed. Opinions are divided as to the status of religious martyrs. The law itself is silent on many aspects of suicidal behaviour and despite decriminalization of suicide as self-murder, the latter remains on the statutes of many developing countries. The Caribbean region is of concern due to its steady rise in mean suicide rate, especially in Trinidad and Tobago where socio-cultural factors are instrumental in influencing suicidal behaviour. These include transgenerational cultural conflicts, psycho-social problems, media exposure, unemployment, social distress, religion and family structure. The methods used are attributed to accessibility and lethality. Ingestion of poisonous substances is most popular followed by hanging. The gender differences seen with regard to suicidality can also be attributed to gender related psychopathology and psychosocial differences in help-seeking behaviour. These are influenced by the cultural environment to which the individual is exposed. Culture provides coping strategies to individuals; as civilization advances many of these coping mechanisms are lost unclothing the genetic predisposition of vulnerable groups. In the management of suicidal behaviour, a system of therapeutic re-culturation is needed with an emphasis on relevant culture- based therapies.

  3. Developing cultural sensitivity

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    Ruddock, Heidi; Turner, deSalle

    2007-01-01

    . Background. Many countries are becoming culturally diverse, but healthcare systems and nursing education often remain mono-cultural and focused on the norms and needs of the majority culture. To meet the needs of all members of multicultural societies, nurses need to develop cultural sensitivity......Title. Developing cultural sensitivity: nursing students’ experiences of a study abroad programme Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore whether having an international learning experience as part of a nursing education programme promoted cultural sensitivity in nursing students...... and incorporate this into caregiving. Method. A Gadamerian hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted. Data were collected in 2004 by using in-depth conversational interviews and analysed using the Turner method. Findings. Developing cultural sensitivity involves a complex interplay between becoming...

  4. Cultural effects on mindreading.

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    Perez-Zapata, Daniel; Slaughter, Virginia; Henry, Julie D

    2016-01-01

    People from other cultural backgrounds sometimes seem inscrutable. We identified a potential cause of this phenomenon in two experiments demonstrating that adults' mental state inferences are influenced by the cultural identity of the target. We adapted White, Hill, Happé, and Frith's (2009) Strange Stories to create matched intra-cultural and cross-cultural mindreading and control conditions. Experiment 1 showed that Australian participants were faster to respond and received higher scores in the intra-cultural mindreading condition relative to the cross-cultural mindreading condition, but performance in the control conditions was equivalent. Experiment 2 replicated this pattern in independent samples of Australian and Chilean participants. These findings have important implications for cross-cultural communication and understanding.

  5. Cultural Stress Revisited

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    Hastings; K; Shula; Aizhong; Liu

    2011-01-01

    Cultural stress is no longer a rare phenomenon because the world has been reduced to the size of a village due to modern technology and advancements. It is a concept that grows in magnitude each year. More and more people are affected. In this paper, we discuss the assessment of cultural stress by combining some instruments like the Perceived Stress Scale, the Depression Anxiety, and Stress Scale with the Cultural Stress Scale. They appear to be valid and can be used across different cultures. We discuss the need to come up with a standard instrument for measuring cultural stress as opposed to having so many. We also outline ways of coping with cultural stress as it occurs at different stages. There is need for more research to counter the negative effects of cultural stress.

  6. AccessCulture

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    Valtysson, Bjarki

    in cultural production and consumption. The first part of this works looks at how these changes respond to the field of cultural policy, as well as suggesting a possible culturepolitical reaction in a model which I refer to as access culture. In terms of theoretical approach, the notion of digital cultural...... on the system, the lifeworld, and the inter-mediating public sphere, and in order to adapt his theory better to the network society, I make much use of Manuel Castells' theories on the global network of new media and the culture of realvirtuality. Finally, the third main theoretician which I make use of, is Lev...... and the Audiovisual Media Services Directive from 2007. In order to exemplify the functions of digital cultural public spheres adequately, I therefore take a thorough look at EU's interventions within the cultural, media and communication sectors. Finally, I also analyse projects and programmes that the European...

  7. Cultural Goods Production, Cultural Capital Formation and the Provision of Cultural Services

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    Cheng, Sao-Wen

    2005-01-01

    Cultural capital is assumed to benefit all members of society. It is accumulated through the consumption of cultural services and is diminished through depreciation. Using the stock of cultural goods, cultural services are provided by the cultural services industry; the stock of cultural goods is enlarged by the flow of new cultural goods created by individuals who are both consumers and creators of culture and whose utility is positively affected by the cultural goods they created. In the no...

  8. Cross-Cultural Impression Management: A Cultural Knowledge Audit Model

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    Spong, Abigail; Kamau, Caroline

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: Many people moving into a new culture for work or study do so without prior cross-cultural training, yet successful cultural adaptation has important ramifications. The purpose of this paper is to focus on cross-cultural impression management as an element of cultural adaptation. Does cultural adaptation begin by paying strong attention…

  9. Cultural diversity and economic growth

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    Ager, Philipp; Brückner, Markus

    2013-01-01

    effects of cultural diversity. Our main finding is that increases in cultural fractionalization significantly increased output, while increases in cultural polarization significantly decreased output. We address the issue of identifying the causal effects of cultural diversity by using the supply...

  10. Cultural Differences and English Teaching

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    李毅

    2009-01-01

    ach culture in English education.This paper expounds the connotation of culture and language, points out the reasons of culture teaching in English education, and raises some suggestions and methods on English culture teaching.

  11. Culture-sensitive psychotraumatology

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    Schnyder, Ulrich; Bryant, Richard A.; Ehlers, Anke; Foa, Edna B.; Hasan, Aram; Mwiti, Gladys; Kristensen, Christian H.; Neuner, Frank; Oe, Misari; Yule, William

    2016-01-01

    Background Although there is some evidence of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) construct's cross cultural validity, trauma-related disorders may vary across cultures, and the same may be true for treatments that address such conditions. Experienced therapists tailor psychotherapy to each patient's particular situation, to the nature of the patient's psychopathology, to the stage of therapy, and so on. In addition, culture-sensitive psychotherapists try to understand how culture enhances the meaning of their patient's life history, the cultural components of their illness and help-seeking behaviors, as well as their expectations with regard to treatment. We cannot take for granted that all treatment-seeking trauma survivors speak our language or share our cultural values. Therefore, we need to increase our cultural competencies. Methods The authors of this article are clinicians and/or researchers from across the globe, working with trauma survivors in various settings. Each author focused on one or more specific cultural aspects of working with trauma survivors and highlighted the following aspects. Results As a result of culture-specific individual and collective meanings linked to trauma and trauma-related disorders survivors may be exposed to (self-)stigma in the aftermath of trauma. Patients who are reluctant to talk about their traumatic experiences may instead be willing to write or use other ways of accessing the painful memories such as drawing. In other cultures, community and family cohesion are crucial elements of recovery. While awareness of culture-specific aspects is important, we also need to beware of premature cultural stereotyping. When disseminating empirically supported psychotherapies for PTSD across cultures, a number of additional challenges need to be taken into account: many low and middle income countries have very limited resources available and suffer from a poor health infrastructure. Conclusions In summary, culture

  12. Culture and psychiatric diagnosis.

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    Lewis-Fernández, Roberto; Aggarwal, Neil Krishan

    2013-01-01

    Since the publication of DSM-IV in 1994, neurobiologists and anthropologists have criticized the rigidity of its diagnostic criteria that appear to exclude whole classes of alternate illness presentations, as well as the lack of attention in contemporary psychiatric nosology to the role of contextual factors in the emergence and characteristics of psychopathology. Experts in culture and mental health have responded to these criticisms by revising the very process of diagnosis for DSM-5. Specifically, the DSM-5 Cultural Issues Subgroup has recommended that concepts of culture be included more prominently in several areas: an introductory chapter on Cultural Aspects of Psychiatric Diagnosis - composed of a conceptual introduction, a revised Outline for Cultural Formulation, a Cultural Formulation Interview that operationalizes this Outline, and a glossary on cultural concepts of distress - as well as material directly related to culture that is incorporated into the description of each disorder. This chapter surveys these recommendations to demonstrate how culture and context interact with psychiatric diagnosis at multiple levels. A greater appreciation of the interplay between culture, context, and biology can help clinicians improve diagnostic and treatment planning. Copyright © 2013 APA*

  13. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CULTURAL TOURISM

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    Zrinka Zadel; Sinisa Bogdan

    2013-01-01

    The subject of analysis in the paper is economic impact of cultural tourism and identification of the main factors which directly affect cultural tourism revenues. Most countries do not have a statistical system of monitoring and analysing individual factors of cultural tourism such as the number of arrivals of cultural tourists and consumption of cultural tourists. Therefore, it is hard to assess the economic impact of cultural tourism. In cultural tourism, cultural assets are prepared and p...

  14. ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CULTURAL TOURISM

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    Zrinka Zadel; Sinisa Bogdan

    2013-01-01

    The subject of analysis in the paper is economic impact of cultural tourism and identification of the main factors which directly affect cultural tourism revenues. Most countries do not have a statistical system of monitoring and analysing individual factors of cultural tourism such as the number of arrivals of cultural tourists and consumption of cultural tourists. Therefore, it is hard to assess the economic impact of cultural tourism. In cultural tourism, cultural assets are prepared and p...

  15. Adenosine as a signaling molecule in the retina: biochemical and developmental aspects

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    ROBERTO PAES-DE-CARVALHO

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available The nucleoside adenosine plays an important role as a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator in the central nervous system, including the retina. In the present paper we review compelling evidence showing that adenosine is a signaling molecule in the developing retina. In the chick retina, adenosine transporters are present since early stages of development before the appearance of adenosine A1 receptors modulating dopamine-dependent adenylate cyclase activity or A2 receptors that directly activate the enzyme. Experiments using retinal cell cultures revealed that adenosine is taken up by specific cell populations that when stimulated by depolarization or neurotransmitters such as dopamine or glutamate, release the nucleoside through calcium-dependent transporter-mediated mechanisms. The presence of adenosine in the extracellular medium and the long-term activation of adenosine receptors is able to regulate the survival of retinal neurons and blocks glutamate excitoxicity. Thus, adenosine besides working as a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator in the mature retina, is considered as an important signaling molecule during retinal development having important functions such as regulation of neuronal survival and differentiation.O nucleosídeo adenosina apresenta um importante papel como neurotransmissor ou neuromodulador no sistema nervoso central, inclusive na retina. Neste artigo apresentamos uma revisão das evidências que mostram que a adenosina é uma molécula sinalizadora na retina em desenvolvimento. Na retina de pinto, transportadores de adenosina estão presentes desde estágios precoces do desenvolvimento, antes do aparecimento dos receptores A1 que modulam a atividade adenilato ciclase dependente de dopamina ou dos receptores A2 que ativam diretamente a enzima. Experimentos usando culturas de células de retina revelaram que a adenosina é captada por populações celulares específicas que, quando estimuladas por despolarização ou por

  16. Culture in Foreign Language Teaching

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    Kramsch, Claire

    2013-01-01

    In foreign language education, the teaching of culture remains a hotly debated issue. What is culture? What is its relation to language? Which and whose culture should be taught? What role should the learners' culture play in the acquisition of knowledge of the target culture? How can we avoid essentializing cultures and teaching stereotypes? And…

  17. Rumlig kultur / Spatial Culture

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    and cultural environments of the modern and contemporary metropolis. The contributions focus on urban and suburban cultures of Copenhagen, New York, Hong Kong, Berlin and anderswo, demonstrating how the precise analysis of cultural and artistic phenomena informs a multilayered understanding......RUMLIG KULTUR / SPATIAL CULTURE præsenterer et humanvidenskabeligt livtag med storbyens erfaringsverden. Emnerne for 21 kapitler spænder fra billedhuggeren Bjørn Nørgaard og boligbyggeriet Bispebjerg Bakke til stedsopfattelsen i moderne guidebøger. Undervjs inddrages bykulturens tænkere såsom Steen...... artikler et forskningsfelt for rumlig kultur, hvori alskens sanse- og refleksionsformer finder sammen. Based in humanistic urban studies as practiced in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, SPATIAL CULTURE outlines a novel framework for understanding the social...

  18. Sound as Popular Culture

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    The wide-ranging texts in this book take as their premise the idea that sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analyzed in an innovative way. From an infant’s gurgles over a baby monitor to the roar of the crowd in a stadium to the sub-bass frequencies produced by sound systems...... in the disco era, sound—not necessarily aestheticized as music—is inextricably part of the many domains of popular culture. Expanding the view taken by many scholars of cultural studies, the contributors consider cultural practices concerning sound not merely as semiotic or signifying processes but as material......, physical, perceptual, and sensory processes that integrate a multitude of cultural traditions and forms of knowledge. The chapters discuss conceptual issues as well as terminologies and research methods; analyze historical and contemporary case studies of listening in various sound cultures; and consider...

  19. Culture and Creativity

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    Michelsen, Anders Ib

    INTRODUCTION The present publication deals with issues of imagination and creativity as a notion, philosophy – and social and cultural form, with point of departure in current debates on visual culture. Whereas these debates cover a large ground, spanning from media studies over design to cultural...... studies, they seldom reflect on the basic fact that visual culture in its present form indicates a huge collective creativity in some capacity, implicating the entire postwar era. From early focuses on the possible social and cultural roles of the image in the 1950s and 60s - e.g. in work of Roland...... Barthes and Daniel Boorstin - to the present day, forms of visual culture have proliferated through a variety of collective dimensions, as reflected for instance in the curriculums of visual communication within design education and studies of image representation and pictorial cognition in art history...

  20. Athletes’ careers across cultures

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    Ryba, Tatiana; Stambulova, Natalia

    This symposium will introduce a project developed under the auspices of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) in an effort to inspire and support the development of culturally sensitive theoretical frameworks and research methodologies in career studies and career assistance services...... in this symposium continue the initiated dialogue of the relevance of culture and cultural issues in their analyses of how social and cultural discourses shape career development and career transitions of athletes in different countries. Opening the foundations of sport psychological knowledge to culturally diverse...... and, perhaps, unfamiliar intellectual traditions, perspectives and concerns, the symposium will demonstrate how local knowledge of problems enables researchers and practitioners to better understand the dynamics of cultural diversity within the topic of athlete career development and assistance....

  1. Ethics, evolution and culture.

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    Mesoudi, Alex; Danielson, Peter

    2008-08-01

    Recent work in the fields of evolutionary ethics and moral psychology appears to be converging on a single empirically- and evolutionary-based science of morality or ethics. To date, however, these fields have failed to provide an adequate conceptualisation of how culture affects the content and distribution of moral norms. This is particularly important for a large class of moral norms relating to rapidly changing technological or social environments, such as norms regarding the acceptability of genetically modified organisms. Here we suggest that a science of morality/ethics can benefit from adopting a cultural evolution or gene-culture coevolution approach, which treats culture as a second, separate evolutionary system that acts in parallel to biological/genetic evolution. This cultural evolution approach brings with it a set of established theoretical concepts (e.g. different cultural transmission mechanisms) and empirical methods (e.g. evolutionary game theory) that can significantly improve our understanding of human morality.

  2. Culture, attention, and emotion.

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    Grossmann, Igor; Ellsworth, Phoebe C; Hong, Ying-yi

    2012-02-01

    This research provides experimental evidence for cultural influence on one of the most basic elements of emotional processing: attention to positive versus negative stimuli. To this end, we focused on Russian culture, which is characterized by brooding and melancholy. In Study 1, Russians spent significantly more time looking at negative than positive pictures, whereas Americans did not show this tendency. In Study 2, Russian Latvians were randomly primed with symbols of each culture, after which we measured the speed of recognition for positive versus negative trait words. Biculturals were significantly faster in recognizing negative words (as compared with baseline) when primed with Russian versus Latvian cultural symbols. Greater identification with Russian culture facilitated this effect. We provide a theoretical discussion of mental processes underlying cultural differences in emotion research.

  3. Culture and Creativity

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    Michelsen, Anders Ib

    INTRODUCTION The present publication deals with issues of imagination and creativity as a notion, philosophy – and social and cultural form, with point of departure in current debates on visual culture. Whereas these debates cover a large ground, spanning from media studies over design to cultural...... studies, they seldom reflect on the basic fact that visual culture in its present form indicates a huge collective creativity in some capacity, implicating the entire postwar era. From early focuses on the possible social and cultural roles of the image in the 1950s and 60s - e.g. in work of Roland...... Barthes and Daniel Boorstin - to the present day, forms of visual culture have proliferated through a variety of collective dimensions, as reflected for instance in the curriculums of visual communication within design education and studies of image representation and pictorial cognition in art history...

  4. Nature/culture/seawater.

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    Helmreich, Stefan

    2011-01-01

    Seawater has occupied an ambiguous place in anthropological categories of "nature" and "culture." Seawater as nature appears as potentiality of form and uncontainable flux; it moves faster than culture - with culture frequently figured through land-based metaphors - even as culture seeks to channel water's (nature's) flow. Seawater as culture manifests as a medium of pleasure, sustenance, travel, disaster. I argue that, although seawater's qualities in early anthropology were portrayed impressionistically, today technical, scientific descriptions of water's form prevail. For example, processes of globalization - which may also be called "oceanization" - are often described as "currents," "flows," and "circulations." Examining sea-set ethnography, maritime anthropologies, and contemporary social theory, I propose that seawater has operated as a “theory machine” for generating insights about human cultural organization. I develop this argument with ethnography from the Sargasso Sea and in the Sea Islands. I conclude with a critique of appeals to water's form in social theory.

  5. Culturally sensitive assessment.

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    Edwards, C P; Kumru, A

    1999-04-01

    Issues of cultural interaction and culturally sensitive assessment and treatment of young children have become prominent in recent years for mental health professionals, for reasons having to do with changing demographics, public values, and professional vision. "Culture" refers to the sociocultural adaptation of design for living shared by people as members of a community. Mental health professionals who work with culturally diverse populations need to become culturally self-aware and find abstract and experiential ways to build a useful body of professional knowledge concerning childrearing and discipline practices, health and illness beliefs, communication styles, and expectations about family or professional relations or other group interactions. They also need to learn how to work effectively in intercultural teams, use families as partners and resources, train and work with interpreters, and select and use formal and nonformal assessment procedures in appropriate, culturally sensitive ways.

  6. Culture and math.

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    Tcheang, Lili

    2014-01-01

    Cultural differences have been shown across a number of different cognitive domains from vision, language, and music. Mathematical cognition is another domain that is an integral part of modern society and because there are a fixed number of ways in which many math operations can be performed, it is also an apposite tool for cultural comparisons. This discussion examines the literature on mathematical processing in accordance with culture, summarizing the brain regions involved across various mathematical tasks. In doing so, we provide a clear picture of the anatomical similarities and differences between cultures when performing different math tasks. This information is useful to explore the possibility of enhancement of mathematical skills, where different strategies may be applicable in accordance with culture. It also contributes to the evolutionary development of different math skills and the growing theory that anatomical and behavioral studies must account for the cultural identity of their sample.

  7. Cultural Capital Today

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    Prieur, Annick; Skjøtt-Larsen, Jakob; Rosenlund, Lennart

    2008-01-01

    Based on Danish survey data subjected to correspondence analysis, this article aims at carrying out a critical assessment of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of social differentiation in advanced societies as a multi-dimensional phenomenon. As his theory goes, capital volume (economic + cultural capital...... of distinction? Cultural capital in a contemporary Danish context appears to be less related to traditional highbrow cultural consumption than in Bourdieu's studies in France some decades ago. Third, is there a rise in the omnivorousness and tolerant taste within the cultural elite? This study answers negatively......, as those adhering to the preferences that are most typical for the cultural elite tend to simultaneously avoid or mark distance to popular expressions of taste. Fourth, are there traces of new forms of cultural capital? The study uncovers a cleavage between a global orientation or a form of cosmopolitanism...

  8. Managing culture in IJVs

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    Dao, Li

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to extend a cultural sense-making perspective to the context of international joint ventures. The dominant literature on cultural issues in this inter-firm setting has been criticized for relying on a narrow view of culture mainly as a country-level construct. The paper...... argues that dynamic aspects of culture as enacted by key individual actors and constructed in a given context are far more relevant and critical for the joint venture’s managerial process. With evidence from four Danish – Vietnamese joint ventures, the paper proposes a way of managing culture in IJVs...... through individual sense-making and mutual learning and adjustment as key to the process of cultural negotiation....

  9. Leveraging organisational cultural capital

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    R Scheel

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Organisational culture discourse mandates a linear approach of diagnosis, measurement and gap analysis as standard practice in relation to most culture change initiatives. Therefore, a problem solving framework geared toward “fixing�? and/or realigning an organisation’s culture is usually prescribed. The traditional problem solving model seeks to identify gaps between current and desired organisational cultural states, inhibiting the discovery of an organisation’s unique values and strengths, namely its cultural capital. In pursuit of discovering and leveraging organisational cultural capital, a descriptive case study is used to show how an Appreciative Inquiry process can rejuvenate the spirit of an organisation as a system-wide inquiry mobilises a workforce toward a shared vision.

  10. Culture in global business

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    Andström, Emmi

    2014-01-01

    Cultural diversity is a question mark to many companies and some are afraid to build multicultural teams, however cultural differences can be a huge benefit to any company, especially to those working in global markets. Company management as well as the individuals within the teams need to understand what are the biggest issues within multicultural teams, how to get to know other cultures and to be aware of issues caused by stereotyping others, what to expect from others and how to overcome ...

  11. Promises in Different Cultures

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    Holly Shi

    2001-01-01

    This paper reports a pilot study, which examines culture differences in a social function of language, i.e.,the function of promise making using Searle′s constitutive rules. It is to argue that different cultures may have the same type of speech-act such as promise, which, however, represents different cultural concepts. Evidence supporting the argument was drawn from a comparison of performance of Americans and Orientals concerning their respective concepts of promise making.

  12. Commercialization and Pasisir Culture

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    Suryo, Djoko

    2013-01-01

    Commercialization process and the establishment of coastal culture in Javawas one united history process where one cannot be separated from the other. The commercialization process and the establishment of the coastal culture cannot be separated from the commercialization process and the establishment of Malay World in South East Asia. In other words, we can say that basically, commercialization process and the establishment of the coastal culture had been part of commercialization process an...

  13. Naval Aviation Culture Workshops

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    2008-01-01

    unless proven unsafe" attitude and culture was deeply entrenched at the leadership level. 10 J Navy Rear Admiral Steve Turcotte , former Commanding...Admiral Turcotte deliberated that the mishap was due to a culture that was dysfunctional in regards to the communication and relationship between the...organizational performance. Pro-active leadership plays apivotal role in identifying dysfunctional cultural trends. During an interview with RADML Turcotte

  14. Esperanto & cultural identity

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    Lehrmann, Ask; Christensen, Julie Hellesøe; Dzieza, Malgorzata; Hansen, Nathalie Gylling

    2007-01-01

    The topic of this project is the relationship between culture, cultural identity and language, and their relationship to the ambiguous concept of neutrality. Taking a case study of Esperanto, an artificial language designed with the specific intention of being a completely neutral and nationless language, we will explore how languages relate to the world. By comparing the thoughts on culture and group identity of various authors, we will then try to explore the concept of neutrality – for can...

  15. Darwinism and cultural change.

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    Godfrey-Smith, Peter

    2012-08-05

    Evolutionary models of cultural change have acquired an important role in attempts to explain the course of human evolution, especially our specialization in knowledge-gathering and intelligent control of environments. In both biological and cultural change, different patterns of explanation become relevant at different 'grains' of analysis and in contexts associated with different explanatory targets. Existing treatments of the evolutionary approach to culture, both positive and negative, underestimate the importance of these distinctions. Close attention to grain of analysis motivates distinctions between three possible modes of cultural evolution, each associated with different empirical assumptions and explanatory roles.

  16. MERICAN CULTURAL TOLERANCE

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    ZHANG RUIXIAO

    2014-01-01

    As an emigrant country, the essential characteristic of America culture is its tolerance. It contributes to the formation the diversity of American culture. By tracing back to American history, this essay shows what caused American cultural tolerance. Through describing briefly the manifestation of American cultural tolerance from certain aspects and analyzing the major factors, it will give us a clue about the reason why America can be always prosperous. At last, the paper shows the limitation as well as advantages about the tolerance from the point of current status.

  17. Anorexia nervosa and culture.

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    Simpson, K J

    2002-02-01

    Anorexia nervosa is currently considered a disorder confined to Western culture. Its recent identification in non-Western societies and different subcultures within the Western world has provoked a theory that Western cultural ideals of slimness and beauty have infiltrated these societies. The biomedical definition of anorexia nervosa emphasizes fat-phobia in the presentation of anorexia nervosa. However, evidence exists that suggests anorexia nevosa can exist without the Western fear of fatness and that this culturally biased view of anorexia nervosa may obscure health care professionals' understanding of a patient's own cultural reasons for self-starvation, and even hinder their recovery.

  18. Cultural Policy in Iceland

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    Gudmundsson, Gestur

    2003-01-01

    The article examines the history of cultural policy in Iceland from a Nordic comparative perspective. National cultural policy takes form in the 19th and early 20th century as a part of the nation-building, emphasising the Icelandic language as the core of national identity, building cultural...... on the continuing emphasis on central cultural institution and the Icelandic language. Since the 1970s Cold War conflicts have been replaced by a consensus on growing support to artists and an armth's length policy, and furthermore the 1990s have seen a strong move towards NPM and international participation....

  19. Comparação das técnicas transarterial e de estimulação de múltiplos nervos para bloqueio do plexo braquial por via axilar usando lidocaína com epinefrina Comparación de las técnicas transarterial y de estimulación de múltiples nervios para bloqueo del plexo braquial por vía axilar usando lidocaína con epinefrina Comparison of transarterial and multiple nerve stimulation techniques for axillary block using lidocaine with epinephrine

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    Luiz Eduardo Imbelloni

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A técnica transarterial com grandes doses de anestésico local resulta em alta efetividade para o bloqueio axilar do plexo braquial. A técnica utilizando múltiplos estímulos exige mais tempo e maior experiência. Este estudo prospectivo compara a latência e o índice de sucesso do bloqueio do plexo braquial usando duas técnicas de localização: transarterial ou múltipla estimulação dos nervos. MÉTODO: A lidocaína com epinefrina, 800 mg, foi usada inicialmente para o bloqueio axilar. No grupo transarterial, 30 mL de lidocaína a 1,6% com epinefrina foram injetados profundamente e 20 mL superficialmente à artéria axilar. No grupo de múltipla estimulação, três nervos foram localizados eletricamente e bloqueados com volumes 20 mL, 20 mL e 10 mL da solução. O bloqueio foi considerado efetivo quando a analgesia estava presente em todos os nervos na área distal ao cotovelo. RESULTADOS: O tempo de latência (8,8 ± 2,3 min versus 10,2 ± 2,4 min; p-valor = 0,010 foi significativamente menor no grupo transarterial. Bloqueios sensitivos completos nos quatro nervos (mediano, ulnar, radial e musculocutâneo foram obtidos em 92,5% versus 83,3% no grupo de múltipla estimulação e acesso transarterial, respectivamente sem diferença significativa (p-valor = 0,68. O nervo musculocutâneo foi significativamente mais fácil de bloquear com o estimulador de nervo periférico (p = 0,034. CONCLUSÕES: A técnica de múltipla estimulação para o bloqueio axilar usando estimulador de nervos (3 injeções e a técnica transarterial (2 injeções produzem resultados semelhantes na qualidade do bloqueio. O nervo musculocutâneo é mais facilmente bloqueado com o uso do estimulador de nervo periférico. A técnica de múltipla estimulação necessitou menor suplementação do bloqueio e aumentou o tempo para o início da cirurgia.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: La técnica transarterial con grandes dosis de anestésico local

  20. Cultural change that sticks.

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    Katzenbach, Jon R; Steffen, Ilona; Kronley, Caroline

    2012-01-01

    When a major change initiative runs aground, leaders often blame their company's culture for pushing it off course. They try to forge ahead by overhauling the culture--a tactic that tends to fizzle, fail, or backfire. Most cultures are too well entrenched to be jettisoned. The secret is to stop fighting your culture--and to work with and within it, until it evolves in the right direction. Today's best-performing companies, such as Southwest Airlines, Apple, and the Four Seasons, understand this, say the authors, three consultants from Booz & Company. These organizations follow five principles for making the most of their cultures: 1. Match strategy to culture. Culture trumps strategy every time, no matter how brilliant the plan, so the two need to be in alignment. 2. Focus on a few critical shifts in behavior. Wholesale change is hard; choose your battles wisely. 3. Honor the strengths of the existing culture. Every culture is the product of good intentions and has strengths; put them to use. 4. Integrate formal and informal interventions. Don't just implement new rules and processes; identify "influencers" who can bring other employees along. 5. Measure and monitor cultural evolution. Otherwise you can't identify backsliding or correct course. When the leaders of Aetna applied these rules while implementing a new strategy in the early 2000s, they reinvigorated the company's ailing culture and restored employee pride. That shift was reflected in the business results, as Aetna went from a $300 million loss to a $1.7 billion gain.

  1. Cultural Aspects of Suicide

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    Hari D. Maharajh

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Undefined cultural factors cannot be dismissed and significantly contribute to the worldwide incidence of death by suicide. Culture is an all embracing term and defines the relationship of an individual to his environment. This study seeks to investigate the effect of culture on suicide both regionally and internationally. Culture-bound syndrome with suicidal behaviours specific to a particular culture or geographical region are discussed. Opinions are divided as to the status of religious martyrs. The law itself is silent on many aspects of suicidal behaviour and despite decriminalization of suicide as self-murder, the latter remains on the statutes of many developing countries. The Caribbean region is of concern due to its steady rise in mean suicide rate, especially in Trinidad and Tobago where socio-cultural factors are instrumental in influencing suicidal behaviour. These include transgenerational cultural conflicts, psycho-social problems, media exposure, unemployment, social distress, religion and family structure. The methods used are attributed to accessibility and lethality. Ingestion of poisonous substances is most popular followed by hanging. The gender differences seen with regard to suicidality can also be attributed to gender related psychopathology and psychosocial differences in help-seeking behaviour. These are influenced by the cultural environment to which the individual is exposed. Culture provides coping strategies to individuals; as civilization advances many of these coping mechanisms are lost unclothing the genetic predisposition of vulnerable groups. In the management of suicidal behaviour, a system of therapeutic re-culturation is needed with an emphasis on relevant culture- based therapies.

  2. Personality in culture, culture in personality

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    I I Kvasova

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Personality is a dialectical interconnection between the social and the individual realized via activity, socializing, responsibility towards others, communication. The sense of self-actualization of the personality takes shape in the framework of the given process manifesting itself in various cultural phenomena, especially in art which is to the most extent personalized.

  3. Cultural Legacies: Operationalizing Chicano Cultural Values.

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    Ordaz, Maricela; Anda, Diane de

    1996-01-01

    Survey of 41 Chicanos and 39 whites ages 18-80 found that despite effects of acculturation, Chicanos held educational and developmental values and beliefs consistent with ancient Nahuatl (Aztec) society, an indigenous Mexican culture. Suggests a need to examine social service delivery systems to determine whether assumptions and procedures are…

  4. Cultural Legacies: Operationalizing Chicano Cultural Values.

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    Ordaz, Maricela; Anda, Diane de

    1996-01-01

    Survey of 41 Chicanos and 39 whites ages 18-80 found that despite effects of acculturation, Chicanos held educational and developmental values and beliefs consistent with ancient Nahuatl (Aztec) society, an indigenous Mexican culture. Suggests a need to examine social service delivery systems to determine whether assumptions and procedures are…

  5. Understanding Corporate Culture.

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    Cluff, Gary A.

    1988-01-01

    Considers concept of corporate culture and discusses several values which can be considered when assessing corporate culture, and the "compatibility scales" used to measure them. Included are discussions of employee attitudes, work atmosphere, internal communications, management style, employment opportunity, stability, business ethics, corporate…

  6. Measuring Cultural Diversity

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    Patsiurko, Natalka; Campbell, John L.; Hall, John A.

    2012-01-01

    Many claim that national economic success depends upon cultural homogeneity. We collect new time-series data and develop new measures of ethnic, linguistic and religious fractionalization for the OECD countries. We show that cultural diversity may vary by type across countries and over short...

  7. Etruscan Culture Exhibition

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    2004-01-01

    EARLY this year an exhibition on the ancient civilization of Etruria was held at the Beijing-based China Millennium Monument.The theme of the exhibition was Etruscan Culture and on show were the most representative cultural and historical relics of this ancient civilization unearthed in the past 20 years. The 349 exhibits from various

  8. Updating cultural capital theory

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    Prieur, Annick; Savage, Mike

    2011-01-01

    This paper considers how the analysis of cultural engagement can be elaborated through a reworking of the concept of cultural capital, as originally derived from Bourdieu’s (1984) Distinction. Drawing on detailed studies of the UK and Aalborg, Denmark, we show that despite the weakening of ‘‘high......This paper considers how the analysis of cultural engagement can be elaborated through a reworking of the concept of cultural capital, as originally derived from Bourdieu’s (1984) Distinction. Drawing on detailed studies of the UK and Aalborg, Denmark, we show that despite the weakening......, and art); and (c) an international and a local or national orientation stand out as the most important. We discuss whether these oppositions can usefully be conceptualised as cultural capital. We argue that such a conceptualisation demands, first, that cultural capital is understood in relative rather...... than absolute terms, and that a field analytic perspective provides the means of understanding cultural capital as such a relative entity. Second, the move from the empirical observation of oppositions to the conceptualisation of cultural capital also demands that the functioning of features...

  9. Doing Cultural Studies

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    du Gay, Paul; Hall, Stuart; Janes, Linda

    to the past - unpack the key concepts of contemporary culture, such as mobility and materiality - look with fresh eyes at today's media world and the cultural practices it gives rise to - practice their critical skills with up-to-date exercises and activities This book remains the perfect 'how to...

  10. Cultural Anthropology and Education.

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    Camilleri, Carmel

    After the Second World War, the field of cultural anthropology underwent an explosive development. Sociologists, psychologists, educators, and economists all added to the increasing interest in a discipline which began by assuming that culture is the foundation of social structures and that every institution manifests itself as a system of…

  11. Cultural Diplomacy in Europe.

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    Haigh, Anthony

    The evolution of European government activities in the sphere of international cultural relations is examined. Section 1 describes the period between World War I and World War II when European governments tried to enhance their prestige and policies by means of cultural propaganda. Section 2 analyzes the period during World War II when the…

  12. Cultural Policies in Kenya.

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    Opondo, Patricia A.

    2000-01-01

    Explores the challenges that arise when government policies are implemented with the goal of promoting culture, tradition, heritage, and identity in society. Focuses specifically on music education. Examines the impact and effects of the post-independence cultural policies in Kenya. Provides recommendations for restructuring present cultural…

  13. FRANCHISING IN CULTURE

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    M. Sitnitskiy

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The urgency of franchise relations in the sphere of culture in Ukraine is grounded, the author definition of “franchise in culture” as an economic category is proposed and the main advantages and disadvantages of franchising in culture are systematized.

  14. Cultural Competence Revisited

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    Garran, Ann Marie; Werkmeister Rozas, Lisa

    2013-01-01

    In 2001, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) adopted 10 discrete standards of culturally competent practice which undergird our commitment to diversity and social justice. The concept of intersectionality is newly emerging in social work, though, causing us to reflect on our current conceptualizations of cultural competence.…

  15. Linking Norms and Culture

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    McBreen, J.; Tosto, Di G.; Dignum, F.; Hofstede, G.J.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to propose a method of modelling the evolution of social norms in different cultural settings. We analyse the role of culture in shaping agents' normative reasoning and hence their behaviour. The general notion of 'value' is discussed from the perspective of the BDI framewo

  16. Camera as Cultural Critique

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    Suhr, Christian

    2015-01-01

    What does the use of cameras entail for the production of cultural critique in anthropology? Visual anthropological analysis and cultural critique starts at the very moment a camera is brought into the field or existing visual images are engaged. The framing, distances, and interactions between...... to establish analysis as a continued, iterative movement of transcultural dialogue and critique....

  17. Tracing Cultural Memory

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    Wiegand, Frauke Katharina

    to Soweto’s Regina Mundi Church, this thesis analyses tourists’ snapshots at sites of memory and outlines their tracing activity in cultural memory. It draws on central concepts of actor - network theory and visual culture studies for a cross - disciplinary methodology to comprehend the collective...

  18. Introduction to Vietnamese Culture.

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    Te, Huynh Dinh

    This booklet about the cultural background of Vietnam is one of three booklets that serve as a foundation for understanding the cultural diversity and values of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese students. Vietnam is located on the eastern coast of the Indochinese peninsula and has a population of 56 million. Its history is divided into the…

  19. Counseling Third Culture Kids.

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    Barringer, Carolyn Fox

    Third Culture Kids (TCKs) represent a group of youth who have lived overseas with their families for business, service, or missionary work. The implications of living in multiple cultures, especially during the developmental and formative years of youth, warrant investigation. This study informs the US counseling community about the…

  20. Doing Cultural Studies

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    du Gay, Paul; Hall, Stuart; Janes, Linda

    What does the Walkman have to do with the 21st century? The long-awaited second edition of this classic textbook takes students on a journey between past and present, giving them the skills do to cultural analysis along the way. Through the notion of the 'circuit of culture', this book teaches st...

  1. Teaching Languages, Teaching Cultures.

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J., Ed.; Crozet, Chantal, Ed.

    This collection of papers examines what it means to teach culture as an integrated part of language from both the language learner's and the language teacher's perspectives. The 11 papers include the following: "Teaching Cultures as an Integrated Part of Language: Implications for the Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies of Language Teaching"…

  2. Religion and cultural integration

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    Borup, Jørn; Ahlin, Lars

    2011-01-01

    The relations and possible causality between religion, ethnicity, and cultural integration is discussed using empirical data from survey on a group people with Vietnamese origin in Denmark......The relations and possible causality between religion, ethnicity, and cultural integration is discussed using empirical data from survey on a group people with Vietnamese origin in Denmark...

  3. Corpora and cultural cognition

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    Jensen, Kim Ebensgaard

    2017-01-01

    Cultural cognition is, to a great extent, transmitted through language and, consequently, reflected and replicated in language use. Cultural cognition may be instantiated in various patterns of language use, such as the discursive behavior of constructions. Very often, such instantiations can...

  4. The virtual culture buff

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    Jos de Haan; Anna Adolfsen

    2008-01-01

    Original title: De virtuele cultuurbezoeker. More and more Dutch people are using the Internet for an increasing number of different applications. A great deal of information on art and culture is also available in digital form. How many Dutch people make use of this digitised culture, and what kin

  5. Approaches to understand culture

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    Rasmussen, Lauge Baungaard; Rauner, Felix

    1996-01-01

    Different approaches to understand the concept ofculture are presented and evaluated. The author'sconcept of culture is defined. Different aspectsof the concept are discussed.......Different approaches to understand the concept ofculture are presented and evaluated. The author'sconcept of culture is defined. Different aspectsof the concept are discussed....

  6. Conceptualizing leadership across cultures

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    M.W. Dickson; N. Castaño; A. Magomaeva; D.N. den Hartog

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    In this article, we summarize research on how the meaning of leadership varies systematically across cultures, and describe the conflict in the literature between the quest for universals and the identification of cultural contingencies in leadership theory. We review the literature on the relations

  7. Unity through Culture

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    2011-01-01

    Ethnographic film, Moesgård Film, Royal Anthropological Institute (59 min, 2011) Soanin Kilangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island in the South Pacific. He organizes the largest cultural festival ever held on the is...

  8. Bio-Culturalism

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2007-01-01

    The article argues on the basis of analyses of successful films for children that not only cultural determinants but also innate determinats are important, and that film studies should combine cultural studies with cognitive theory, evolutionary theory and neuroscience, an approach that is called...

  9. Mainstreaming Culture in Psychology

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    Cheung, Fanny M.

    2012-01-01

    Despite the "awakening" to the importance of culture in psychology in America, international psychology has remained on the sidelines of psychological science. The author recounts her personal and professional experience in tandem with the stages of development in international/cross-cultural psychology. Based on her research in cross-cultural…

  10. One School, Many Cultures.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

    This report grows out of a symposium focusing on Education and Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism (ECALP), a project of enquiry of the international Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). The report aims to clarify trends in multicultural education, and to examine the effects of cultural and linguistic development on educational…

  11. Developing Soldier Cultural Competency

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    2006-03-03

    providing Soldiers a “ tourist ” level of understanding which does not adequately prepare them to be culturally competent and effective. The one exception is...cultures use high-context, indirect communications. High- 7 context groups view the low context groups as abrupt and rude in their messages, while low

  12. The Concept of Culture.

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    Wilson, James Q.

    1993-01-01

    Explores the concept of culture as a factor in the well-being of children. Holding students accountable for their behavior, holding schools accountable for activities and achievements of students, and inducing parents to support their children in school require a cultural change in how we look at schooling. (SLD)

  13. Linking Norms and Culture

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    McBreen, J.; Tosto, Di G.; Dignum, F.; Hofstede, G.J.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to propose a method of modelling the evolution of social norms in different cultural settings. We analyse the role of culture in shaping agents' normative reasoning and hence their behaviour. The general notion of 'value' is discussed from the perspective of the BDI

  14. Cell Culture Made Easy.

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    Dye, Frank J.

    1985-01-01

    Outlines steps to generate cell samples for observation and experimentation. The procedures (which use ordinary laboratory equipment) will establish a short-term primary culture of normal mammalian cells. Information on culture vessels and cell division and a list of questions to generate student interest and involvement in the topics are…

  15. Translation between cultures

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    Henrique de Oliveira Lee

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This article will question the pertinence of understanding interculturality in terms of translation between cultures. I shall study this hypothesis in two ways : 1 / the cosmopolitan horizon, which the idea of translation may implicate ; 2 / the critique of the premises of unique origin and homogeneity of cultures which this hypothesis makes possible.

  16. Crusade for Culture.

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    Hayre, Ruth W.

    1995-01-01

    Reprints an article originally published in 1961. Describes the "culture crusade" at William Penn High School for Girls in midcity Philadelphia, part of Project WINGS, an overall program of educational incentive and motivation. Notes that over a 2-year period, more than 1,000 girls went on at least 1 cultural trip. (RS)

  17. Pop Culture in America.

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    White, David Manning, Ed.

    The nature of today's popular culture, its place in American life, and its merit or lack of it are the themes of these essays from "The New York Times Magazine." Introductory essays discuss the use of leisure time, paying the cost of the arts, and whether American society can be considered "cultured." Subsequent essays discuss the nature of radio…

  18. Enhancing students' cultural competence using cross-cultural experiential learning.

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    Kratzke, Cynthia; Bertolo, Melissa

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore undergraduate community health students' perceptions of their cultural competence. Little is known about students' cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills after their experience working with diverse cultural groups and language barriers. A cross-cultural experiential learning exercise was used as an educational approach. Reflective writing was used to elicit students' attitudes of the other culture and their coping skills. Three themes emerged as cultural awareness and knowledge, observation and learning, and cross-cultural communication. Results underscore the need for student academic preparation using cross-cultural educational approaches to enhance cultural competence.

  19. Efeitos da estimulação vibro-acústica na velocidade do sangue da artéria cerebral média e na freqüência cardíaca fetal: 1. entre a 35ª e 41ª semanas de gestação The effect of vibratory acoustic stimulation on fetal middle cerebral artery impedance and instantaneous fetal heart rate: 1. a transversal study on fetuses with 35 to 41 weeks of gestational age

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    Ivo Behle

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivos: estudar, em fetos hígidos, quais são as respostas da freqüência cardíaca fetal basal e da resistência na artéria cerebral média à estimulação vibro-acústica padronizada. Métodos: em estado comportamental de hipo ou de inatividade fetal (apnéia e ausência de movimentos corpóreos, mediu-se o índice de pulsatilidade (IP da artéria cerebral média (ACM, bem como calculou-se a freqüência cardíaca fetal basal (FCFB pela análise da onda espectral, antes e após a aplicação de estímulo vibro-acústico (EVA por 3 segundos. Foram empregados ecógrafos de alta resolução, com Doppler pulsado e mapeamento a cores. A fonte sonora emitia som com 400 a 40.000 Hz, sob forma de varredura, com pressão sonora de 65 a 110 dB. Resultados: a média da FCFB pré-estímulo foi 139 bpm, com desvio padrão de 3,14 bpm. A média da FCFB pós-estímulo foi 153 bpm, com desvio padrão de 7,23 bpm (pSUMMARY Purpose: to examine the response of the fetal heart rate (FHR and middle cerebral artery resistance (MCA PI to vibratory stimulation (VAS in normal human fetuses. Methods: when the fetuses were without activity (in apnea and without corporal movements, we obtained baseline measurements of MCA PI and FHR before and after the application of a 3-sec vibratory acoustic stimulus. Real time ultrasonography with pulsed wave and color Doppler imaging was used for the execution of the study. The VAS was performed using a bicycle horn with 400 to 4000 Hz and sound pressure was 65 to 110 dB. Results: the FHR before VAS was 139 ± 3.14 bpm and after VAS was 153 ± 7.23 bpm (p<0.0001. The MCA PI rate before VAS was 1.84 ± 0.07 and after VAS was 1.56 ± 0.04 (p<0.001. In all cases we observed a fetal response with vigorous corporal movements, FHR rise and MCA PI reduction after VAS. Conclusions: we conclude that VAS, in human fetuses near term, for 3 sec as described in this study, determines some response, with increase in FHR and corporal

  20. Aspectos técnicos do implante de eletrodo para estimulação ventricular esquerda através do seio coronariano, com a utilização de anatomia radiológica e eletrograma intracavitário, na terapia de ressincronização cardíaca Technical aspects of lead implantation for left ventricle pacing through the coronary sinus, using anatomic radiology and intracavitary electrography in the cardiac resynchronization therapy

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    Fernando Sérgio Oliva de Souza

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Apresentar a experiência de 157 implantes utilizando uma técnica simplificada para cateterização do seio coronariano, baseada no eletrograma intracavitário e anatomia radiológica, demonstrando o porcentual de sucesso e tempo total de utilização de radioscopia. MÉTODO: De outubro de 2001 a fevereiro de 2005, foram realizados 157 implantes de marcapasso biventricular em pacientes previamente selecionados, utilizando-se anatomia radiológica e observação de eletrograma intracavitário, demonstrando a taxa de sucesso, complicações e tempo total de utilização de radioscopia. RESULTADOS: O implante do sistema, utilizando-se a estimulação do ventrículo esquerdo via seio coronariano, não foi possível em onze procedimentos. Em 20 pacientes foram observadas dificuldades na canulação do óstio coronário e em 39 pacientes observou-se dificuldade de progressão do eletrodo através do seio coronário. O tempo médio de utilização de radioscopia foi 18,27 ± 15,46 min. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica de implante, proposta pelo autor, utilizando o eletrograma intracavitário e anatomia radiológica, demonstrou ser segura e eficaz para canulação do óstio do seio coronário, necessitando de reduzidos tempos de radioscopia.OBJECTIVE: To present the experience of 157 implantations using a simplified technique for coronary sinus catheterization, based on the atrial component of the intracavitary electrogram and radiological anatomy, showing the success rate and total time of radioscopy use. METHOD: From October 2001 to February 2005, 157 biventricular pacemaker implantations were performed in previously selected patients, using radiological anatomy and observation of the intracavitary electrogram, focusing on the atrial component. Here we show the success rate, complications and total time of radioscopy use. RESULTS: The implantation of the system employing left ventricular pacing via the coronary sinus was not possible in 11 patients

  1. Investigação das alterações osteo-metabólicas e cardio-respiratórias ocorridas após o treinamento de marcha sob estimulação elétrica neuromuscular em pacientes tetraplégicos Investigation of osteometabolic and cardio-respiratory changes occurring after gait training under neuromuscular electric stimulation in quadriplegic patients

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    Daniela Cristina Leite de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito do treinamento de marcha, com estimulação elétrica neuromuscular (EENM, nos sistemas esquelético e cardio-respiratório de tetraplégicos (C4-C8 completos. Consumo de oxigênio (VO2, produção de dióxido de carbono (VCO2, ventilação minuto (VE, freqüência cardíaca (FC, pressão arterial (PA, gasto energético, análise de marcadores ósseos (osteocalcina, fosfatase alcalina óssea, piridinolina e deoxipiridinolina e densitometria óssea (DEXA do colo femoral e fêmur total foram realizados no início e após seis meses. Onze pacientes realizaram marcha sobre esteira ergométrica, com EENM e descarga entre 60-70% do peso corporal, durante seis meses, duas vezes semanais, vinte minutos diários. Dez pacientes não realizaram marcha. No grupo de marcha, 81,8% apresentaram aumentos significativos nos marcadores de formação, dos quais 72,7% também apresentaram diminuição da reabsorção óssea. No grupo controle, 20% apresentaram aumento na formação óssea. Os resultados da DEXA foram, em geral, opostos àqueles dos marcadores ósseos. Os testes cardio-respiratórios mostraram um aumento significativo para VO2 l/min (36%, VCO2 (42,97%, VE (30,48%, PAS mmHg (4,8% e gasto energético kcal/min (37,68%. No grupo controle, apenas o VO2 l/min aumentou significativamente (26,29%. O treinamento de marcha com EENM foi mais eficiente para aumentar a taxa de formação óssea e a capacidade aeróbica dos tetraplégicos.This study was aimed to evaluate the effects of gait training with neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES on skeletal and cardio-respiratory systems of full quadriplegic patients (C4-C8. Aerobic power (VO2, carbon dioxide production (VCO2, minute ventilation (VE, heart rate (HR, blood pressure (BP, energy consumption, bone markers analysis (osteocalcin, bone alkaline phosphatase, pyridinoline, and deoxypyridinoline and bone densitometry (DEXA of the femoral neck and total femur were

  2. Patient Safety Culture

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    Kristensen, Solvejg

    of health care professional’s behaviour, habits, norms, values, and basic assumptions related to patient care; it is the way things are done. The patient safety culture guides the motivation, commitment to and know-how of the safety management, and how all members of a work place interact. This thesis......Patient safety is highly prioritised in the Danish health care system, never the less, patients are still exposed to risk and harmed every day. Implementation of a patient safety culture has been suggested an effective mean to protect patients against adverse events. Working strategically...... with assessment and development of the patient safety culture is in early days in Denmark. It depends upon valid, reliable and effective methods. The patient safety culture represents a wide range of social phenomena permeating the way of life in a health care. In essence, the safety culture is an aggregation...

  3. Cultural Capital Today

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    Prieur, Annick; Skjøtt-Larsen, Jakob; Rosenlund, Lennart

    2008-01-01

    Based on Danish survey data subjected to correspondence analysis, this article aims at carrying out a critical assessment of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of social differentiation in advanced societies as a multi-dimensional phenomenon. As his theory goes, capital volume (economic + cultural capital......) and capital composition (the relative weight of the two) are the main dimensions of social differentiation, which structure the space of social positions as well as the space of lifestyles. The central discussion of the article concerns the character of cultural capital, and the role it plays in the formation...... of distinction? Cultural capital in a contemporary Danish context appears to be less related to traditional highbrow cultural consumption than in Bourdieu's studies in France some decades ago. Third, is there a rise in the omnivorousness and tolerant taste within the cultural elite? This study answers negatively...

  4. Modeling Cultural Dynamics

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    2008-01-01

    EVOC (for EVOlution of Culture) is a computer model of culture that enables us to investigate how various factors such as barriers to cultural diffusion, the presence and choice of leaders, or changes in the ratio of innovation to imitation affect the diversity and effectiveness of ideas. It consists of neural network based agents that invent ideas for actions, and imitate neighbors' actions. The model is based on a theory of culture according to which what evolves through culture is not memes or artifacts, but the internal models of the world that give rise to them, and they evolve not through a Darwinian process of competitive exclusion but a Lamarckian process involving exchange of innovation protocols. EVOC shows an increase in mean fitness of actions over time, and an increase and then decrease in the diversity of actions. Diversity of actions is positively correlated with population size and density, and with barriers between populations. Slowly eroding borders increase fitness without sacrificing diver...

  5. Cultural Policy in Iceland

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    Gudmundsson, Gestur

    2003-01-01

    The article examines the history of cultural policy in Iceland from a Nordic comparative perspective. National cultural policy takes form in the 19th and early 20th century as a part of the nation-building, emphasising the Icelandic language as the core of national identity, building cultural...... on the continuing emphasis on central cultural institution and the Icelandic language. Since the 1970s Cold War conflicts have been replaced by a consensus on growing support to artists and an armth's length policy, and furthermore the 1990s have seen a strong move towards NPM and international participation....... institutions and relying heavily on civic society enterprise. After national independence in 1918 there are growing conflicts in the cultural field and during the Cold War such conflicts take the form of an alliance of nationlism and socialism against NATO-oriented anti-communism. However, there is consensus...

  6. Unity through Culture

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    2011-01-01

    Ethnographic film, Moesgård Film, Royal Anthropological Institute (59 min, 2011) Soanin Kilangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island in the South Pacific. He organizes the largest cultural festival ever held on the is......, performance, identity, cultural politics, exchange, and the impact of the West on traditional societies.”  — Karen Stevenson, American Anthropologist, September 2012......Ethnographic film, Moesgård Film, Royal Anthropological Institute (59 min, 2011) Soanin Kilangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island in the South Pacific. He organizes the largest cultural festival ever held...

  7. Culture and body image

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    D. Alves

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study aims to investigate the relationship between culture and body image. We intend to know how socio-cultural factors influence the levels of satisfaction with body image. The emphasis is given to the cultural values as represented by the sociocultural norms of societies such as the United States of America and Europe. It is argued that through the media, the values of these industrialized societies are dissipated throughout the world provoking cultural changes and uniformization of behavioural standards. From the literature review, it is possible to conclude that body dissatisfaction is a reality to both sexes and a direct result of the non-conformity to cultural-esthetical patterns promoted by the profit-oriented societies.

  8. Culture as Capital

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    Kacunko, Slavko

    A collection of essays 2011-2014 By following, and reproducing, the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital - an accumulative, speculative and...... essays, Slavko Kacunko discusses the process art by crossing the disciplines of art history and comparative media-, visual- and -cultural studies. As a first approximation, several historiographical remarks on closed-circuit video installations underline their importance as a core category of process art....... In the second part, the problems of process art, seen as a threshold of art history, are further examined in another retroanalytical step, in which concepts and objects related to `mirror', `frame' and `immediacy' are analyzed as the triple delimitation of visual culture studies. In the third part, previously...

  9. Religion and Culture

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    Sabih, Joshua

    group breaks totally with the existing Arabic Bible translations that they were in the habit of using. In this translation, the previously strenuous relationship between culture and religion is flattened in a binary sets of oppositions between an unaltered Devine message preserved in ancient Bible...... of this paper to shed some light on Jehovah’s Witnesses theological perception of religion and culture within the context of modern Arab Christianity; a subject that has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. This paper shall also look into Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Arabic Bible Translation New World...... translation of the Holy Scriptures, and address how an originally-American Christian group re-constructs the relationship of religion –universality of one truth and its embodiment in one community of faith – and culture; and specifically, Arabic culture. Culture, in its manifold forms -Jehovah’s witnesses...

  10. Korean Screen Cultures

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    The «Korean Wave», or Hallyu phenomenon, has brought South Korean popular culture to the global population. Studies on Korean visual culture have therefore often focused on this aspect, leaving North Korea sidelined and often considered in a negative light because of its political regime. Korean...... – including online gaming and television drama – and concentrates on the margins, in which the very nature of «The South» is contested. «The South and the North» examines North Korea as an ideological other in South Korean popular culture as well as discussing North Korean cinema itself. «The Global» offers...... new approaches to Korean popular culture beyond national borders and includes work on K-pop and Korean television drama. This book is a vital addition to existing scholarship on Korean popular culture, offering a unique view by providing an imaginary unification of the two Koreas negotiated through...

  11. Culture as Capital

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    Kacunko, Slavko

    A collection of essays 2011-2014 By following, and reproducing, the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital - an accumulative, speculative and...... essays, Slavko Kacunko discusses the process art by crossing the disciplines of art history and comparative media-, visual- and -cultural studies. As a first approximation, several historiographical remarks on closed-circuit video installations underline their importance as a core category of process art....... In the second part, the problems of process art, seen as a threshold of art history, are further examined in another retroanalytical step, in which concepts and objects related to `mirror', `frame' and `immediacy' are analyzed as the triple delimitation of visual culture studies. In the third part, previously...

  12. Music, Meaning and Culture

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    Richard Widdess

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper situates musical meaning in culture, addressing music as social symbol and as ongoing process of meaning creation. Three examples of non- Western musical practice are used to illustrate the embedding of musical meaning in cultural context. The performance of an Australian Aboriginal song is shown to exemplify the interdependence of song style and social structure as a matrix for the emergence of cultural meanings; an example of North Indian performance is adduced to demonstrate the multi-layered nature of meaning as embodied in musical performance; and an example of collective festival performance from Nepal illustrates ways in which the structure of musical performance can mirror local cultural forms. Each of the three examples lends weight to the idea that music's meanings are often non-linguistic and reflect foundational schemas that are specific to the cultures from the musics are drawn.

  13. Culture and cooperation.

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    Gächter, Simon; Herrmann, Benedikt; Thöni, Christian

    2010-09-12

    Does the cultural background influence the success with which genetically unrelated individuals cooperate in social dilemma situations? In this paper, we provide an answer by analysing the data of Herrmann et al. (2008a), who studied cooperation and punishment in 16 subject pools from six different world cultures (as classified by Inglehart & Baker (2000)). We use analysis of variance to disentangle the importance of cultural background relative to individual heterogeneity and group-level differences in cooperation. We find that culture has a substantial influence on the extent of cooperation, in addition to individual heterogeneity and group-level differences identified by previous research. The significance of this result is that cultural background has a substantial influence on cooperation in otherwise identical environments. This is particularly true in the presence of punishment opportunities.

  14. SYMBOLICS IN NATIONAL CULTURE

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    G. M. Gadzhinayev

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Features of national culture as component of culture of ethnos, and as phenomenon of social and historical and cultural life of the people are defined in the article.National artist of force of space felt in all that was for it considerable in nature and in creations of a man. Human it is learned through natural, natural through the human. Animals, birds, plants personify forces of nature, serve as the symbols connecting people with space.It was manysets of various symbols, magic signs in the dwelling andhouse furniture, which subsequently some have lost initial magic value, having given way, mainly, to esthetic appointment. Ornaments of embroideries and jewelry, ornamental compositions and elements of symbols of other nationalities show it. Every ensemble of art have the semantic loading designating the age characteristic and a social standing.Results of the work can be used as information for the tourist organizations, in esthetics, cultural science, culture ecology.

  15. Kitsch and cultural tourism

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    Ioan Petroman

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The urban area covers a high density of structures developed by man compared to the surrounding areas. Cultural tourism includes, on the one hand, cultural tourism in urban areas – particularly historical towns and cities with cultural sites such as museums or theatres – and, on the other hand, cultural tourism in rural areas – where its main goal is to focus on communities, festivals, rituals, and traditions. From the point of view of the practice of urban or rural cultural tourism, tourists are, in most cases, presented what they wish to see: thus, authenticity can turn into inauthenticity and what is promoted is vulgar art or improper beauty, surrogate art or even pseudo-art – kitsch, represented by souvenirs that have nothing to do with true art.

  16. Cultural dimensions of learning

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    Eyford, Glen A.

    1990-06-01

    How, what, when and where we learn is frequently discussed, as are content versus process, or right brain versus left brain learning. What is usually missing is the cultural dimension. This is not an easy concept to define, but various aspects can be identified. The World Decade for Cultural Development emphasizes the need for a counterbalance to a quantitative, economic approach. In the last century poets also warned against brutalizing materialism, and Sorokin and others have described culture more recently in terms of cohesive basic values expressed through aesthetics and institutions. Bloom's taxonomy incorporates the category of affective learning, which internalizes values. If cultural learning goes beyond knowledge acquisition, perhaps the surest way of understanding the cultural dimension of learning is to examine the aesthetic experience. This can use myths, metaphors and symbols, and to teach and learn by using these can help to unlock the human potential for vision and creativity.

  17. What makes American Culture Distinct from Chinese Culture

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    詹鑫

    2011-01-01

    Culture is a mirror of real life which can reflect all aspects of people's lives.More and more scholars have begun to study the differences between American culture and Chinese culture As a view to make the differences more clear,and to lay foundations for the further studying this shot paper will discuss the things make American culture distinct from Chinese culture.

  18. Cultural tourism as counterculture within subcultures of mass culture

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    Mavrina, Hanna

    2013-01-01

    The analysis of cultural tourism is given in the article as alternative cultural practice which counteracts unifying and levelling processes of mass culture. Priorities of cultural strategies of tourism are determined in the context of ethnic culture and national traditions. 

  19. Teaching World Cultures through Artifacts

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    Hauf, James E.

    2010-01-01

    Teaching world cultures in the middle-level geography classroom presents challenges both because of the complexity of culture and because of the characteristics of students of this age. One effective way to teach about a culture is through the use of cultural artifacts. This article discusses how to collect and use cultural artifacts in the…

  20. Culturally-Sensitive Learning Practices

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    Farmer, Lesley S. J.

    2010-01-01

    In today's global world, to provide meaningful education, teacher-librarians and their students need to become culturally competent: open to learning about other cultures and sharing one's own culture, able to change personal perspectives, and able to communicate effectively across cultures. Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions provides a…

  1. Cultural Amnesia and Sustainable Development

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    Viðar Hreinsson

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A few of the main concepts of cultural memory are investigated in this paper, in order to extend the idea of cultural memory to include the diversity of past cultures and cultural products. It is claimed that understanding of diversity, in a dialogue with the past, enhances cultural understanding for the benefit of sustainable development.

  2. The Appreciation of Coffee Culture

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    曹慧玲

    2010-01-01

    As a unique culture in human history,the coffee culture originated with a magic story.This paper first tells the origin of coffee culture.Then it illustrates some typical coffee cultures in the world.Moreover,the paper specially describes the Chinese coffee culture before making a conclusion.

  3. Quadrinhos e Luta Cultural

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    Edmilson Marques

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available A proposta deste texto é discutir a relação entre quadrinhos e luta cultural. No primeiro momento a luta cultural é discutida, no sentido de demonstrar os pressupostos fundamentais de sua existência na sociedade moderna e as implicações e importâncias desta nos quadrinhos. Em seguida foi proposta uma análise de elementos que constituem os quadrinhos, no sentido de esclarecer o processo de manifestação da luta cultural nas HQ’s e, por fim, concluímos com uma breve discussão sobre o papel dos quadrinistas diante da luta cultural. Não objetivamos analisar um quadrinho ou gênero específico, por considerar que a luta cultural perpassa todos os gêneros, desta forma, é uma análise que pode contribuir com os quadrinistas que dedicam à produção de quadrinhos em qualquer gênero existente. Este texto, portanto, propõe-se uma análise sobre a luta cultural como pressuposto para a criação de quadrinhos, no sentido de discutir a importância dos quadrinhos na luta cultural e sua contribuição na luta pela emancipação humana. Este é também o pressuposto deste texto que está sendo apresentado ao leitor. Palavras-chave: Axionomia, axiologia, quadrinistas, cultura.

  4. Cultural Evolution and SETI

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    Dick, S. J.

    2009-12-01

    The Drake Equation for the number of radio communicative technological civilizations in the Galaxy encompasses three components of cosmic evolution: astronomical, biological and cultural. Of these three, cultural evolution totally dominates in terms of the rapidity of its effects. Yet, SETI scientists do not take cultural evolution into account, perhaps for understandable reasons, since cultural evolution is not well-understood even on Earth and is unpredictable in its outcome. But the one certainty for technical civilizations billions, millions, or even thousands of years older than ours is that they will have undergone cultural evolution. Cultural evolution potentially takes place in many directions, but this paper argues that its central driving force is the maintenance, improvement and perpetuation of knowledge and intelligence, and that to the extent intelligence can be improved, it will be improved. Applying this principle to life in the universe, extraterrestrials will have sought the best way to improve their intelligence. One possibility is that they may have long ago advanced beyond flesh-and-blood to artificial intelligence, constituting a postbiological universe. Although this subject has been broached, it has not been given the attention it is due from its foundation in cultural evolution. Nor has the idea of a postbiological universe been carried to its logical conclusion, including a careful analysis of the implications for SETI. SETI scientists, social scientists, and experts in AI should consider the strengths and weaknesses of this new paradigm.

  5. Culture as Capital

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    Kacunko, Slavko

    A collection of essays 2011-2014 By following, and reproducing, the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital - an accumulative, speculative and, ultimat......A collection of essays 2011-2014 By following, and reproducing, the cultural turn, the rhetoric of cultural mix and hybridism is disseminated today primarily in its crossing of trade barriers. Cultures reduced to their exchange value function as capital - an accumulative, speculative and......, ultimately, financial affair. In some of its media and site-(un)specific manifestations, process art - which aims to encompass both old and new media art - seems to resist this pressure, despite, nonetheless, not being protected from regulations and incorporations. In the present collection of his recent...... essays, Slavko Kacunko discusses the process art by crossing the disciplines of art history and comparative media-, visual- and -cultural studies. As a first approximation, several historiographical remarks on closed-circuit video installations underline their importance as a core category of process art...

  6. Organizational climate and culture.

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    Schneider, Benjamin; Ehrhart, Mark G; Macey, William H

    2013-01-01

    Organizational climate and organizational culture theory and research are reviewed. The article is first framed with definitions of the constructs, and preliminary thoughts on their interrelationships are noted. Organizational climate is briefly defined as the meanings people attach to interrelated bundles of experiences they have at work. Organizational culture is briefly defined as the basic assumptions about the world and the values that guide life in organizations. A brief history of climate research is presented, followed by the major accomplishments in research on the topic with regard to levels issues, the foci of climate research, and studies of climate strength. A brief overview of the more recent study of organizational culture is then introduced, followed by samples of important thinking and research on the roles of leadership and national culture in understanding organizational culture and performance and culture as a moderator variable in research in organizational behavior. The final section of the article proposes an integration of climate and culture thinking and research and concludes with practical implications for the management of effective contemporary organizations. Throughout, recommendations are made for additional thinking and research.

  7. Culture systems: embryo culture and monozygotic twinning.

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    Sparks, Amy E

    2012-01-01

    The incidence of monozygotic twinning in pregnancies achieved with assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is significantly higher than spontaneously conceived pregnancies. The factors associated with ART that predispose the embryos to splitting are not well-characterized. Assisted hatching and extended embryo culture are two ART laboratory methods that have been risk factors for monozygotic twinning. The methods and strategies that may be employed to avoid monozygotic twinning are discussed in this chapter.

  8. Cultural bridge: translation

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    易菲

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, many researchers study on the relation between culture and language, language and translation, or culture and translation. Indeed, the three subjects are inseparable. It's incomprehensive to look into just two of them for a linguist. It's more useful for us to study on the relation between them, because we can extend our eyesight and searching scope and propel our translation business. Moreover, studying on them provides a rich material for other fields, such as sociology, translation, cross-cultural communication as well as give other subjects a lead to deep further.

  9. a Cultural Market Model

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    HerdaǦDELEN, Amaç; Bingol, Haluk

    Social interactions and personal tastes shape our consumption behavior of cultural products. In this study, we present a computational model of a cultural market and we aim to analyze the behavior of the consumer population as an emergent phenomena. Our results suggest that the final market shares of cultural products dramatically depend on consumer heterogeneity and social interaction pressure. Furthermore, the relation between the resulting market shares and social interaction is robust with respect to a wide range of variation in the parameter values and the type of topology.

  10. Multiculturalisme et culture

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    Landes, Xavier

    2011-01-01

    This article engages the role played by culture in a part of multicultural literature. Through the study of Charles Taylor and Will Kymlicka's positions, it introduces to the critique of reductionism which is addressed to approaches founded on the intrinsic or instrumental value of culture....... On epistemological grounds, these approaches would assimilate cultures to closed ensembles with strictly defined contours and content. On political grounds, such a conception faces three types of objections. It would favor the propagation of stereotypes, influence the balance of power within communities and alter...

  11. Peace, welfare, culture

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    Gad, Ulrik Pram

    2011-01-01

    and multiculturalism – pitted in opposition. By analytically focusing on “security narratives”, the article details how initial narratives of Muslims as threats to culture, welfare and societal peace merged and morphed to award surprising new roles to the state and multiculturalism. The re-evaluation of cultural......This article analyzes how Muslims are implied to constitute threats in the official Danish discourse of the centre-right government since 2001. It does so to provide a more nuanced picture of Danish debates on integration than the usual presentation of two discourses – culturalism...

  12. The Idealized Cultural Encounter

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    Christiansen, Lene Bull

    ). This paper proposes to study cultural encounters which are organised around ideals of cultural difference as a positive social and political force. The Danish People to People NGO Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS) is build around ideals of equality, co-operation, mutuality and solidarity between people...... framework for an investigation into MS’ organisation of what I have termed ‘the idealized cultural encounter’, while also questioning the ways in which ‘culture’ is envisioned in contexts where ‘encounter’ is seen as a positive and desirable force....

  13. A Cultural Market Model

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    Herdagdelen, Amac

    2008-01-01

    Social interactions and personal tastes shape our consumption behavior of cultural products. In this study, we present a computational model of a cultural market and we aim to analyze the behavior of the consumer population as an emergent phenomena. Our results suggest that the final market shares of cultural products dramatically depend on consumer heterogeneity and social interaction pressure. Furthermore, the relation between the resulting market shares and social interaction is robust with respect to a wide range of variation in the parameter values and the type of topology.

  14. Astronomy and culture

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    Hetherington, Edith

    2009-01-01

    While astronomy is a burgeoning science, with tremendous increases in knowledge every year, it also has a tremendous past, one that has altered humanity's understanding of our place in the universe. The impact of astronomy on culture - whether through myths and stories, or through challenges to the intellectual status quo - is incalculable. This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series examines how human cultures, in all regions and time periods, have tried to make sense of the wonders of the universe. Astronomy and Culture shows students how people throughout time have struggled

  15. From Culturalism to Citizenship

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    Lorenzo Casellas López

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available This article places the immigrants’ integration issue within the culture-citizenship debate. In order to understand culture as something else than people’s given customs or “essence”, the text begins by analysing the essentialist notion of the term ‘culture’, pointing out some of its deficiencies and risks involved in dealing with such a notion. Drawing on the ethical relativism-universalism continuum, the authors also discuss the drawbacks they see in a culture-centred integration, suggesting instead a citizenship approach based on a multidirectional and dynamic notion –aimed at achieving equal rights for everyone involved, immigrant and native populations alike.

  16. Cultural Factors in Reading

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    2005-01-01

    Reading is a basic ability in learning English and reading comprehension exercise is a common way to assess this ability.Since reading is a communicative activity between author and reader in written form,there are some different rules and regulations of this communication in different countries.Therefore,cultural factors,existing in reading,decide,help,and influence the percentage of the right answers.This article attempts to analyze the effects of cultural differences in reading and the barriers in comprehension,and aims to improve students awareness of cultural differences in reading.

  17. Class, Culture and Politics

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    Harrits, Gitte Sommer

    2013-01-01

    Even though contemporary discussions of class have moved forward towards recognizing a multidimensional concept of class, empirical analyses tend to focus on cultural practices in a rather narrow sense, that is, as practices of cultural consumption or practices of education. As a result......, discussions within political sociology have not yet utilized the merits of a multidimensional conception of class. In light of this, the article suggests a comprehensive Bourdieusian framework for class analysis, integrating culture as both a structural phenomenon co-constitutive of class and as symbolic...

  18. Cultural Considerations in Translation

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    陈嫔荣

    2009-01-01

    Language is the expression of human communication through which knowledge, belief, and behavior can be experi-enced, explained, and shared. It influences the way the speakers perceive the world. But as it has been long taken for granted, translation deals only with language. Cultural perspective, however, has never been brought into discussion. This paper first analyses the definitions of translation and culture, and then discusses why we should take culture into consideration and in the end, two translating strategies:domestication and foreignization are introduced.

  19. The Idealized Cultural Encounter

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    Christiansen, Lene Bull

    ). This paper proposes to study cultural encounters which are organised around ideals of cultural difference as a positive social and political force. The Danish People to People NGO Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS) is build around ideals of equality, co-operation, mutuality and solidarity between people...... framework for an investigation into MS’ organisation of what I have termed ‘the idealized cultural encounter’, while also questioning the ways in which ‘culture’ is envisioned in contexts where ‘encounter’ is seen as a positive and desirable force....

  20. To Change Corporate Culture

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    尹雁

    2007-01-01

    1. Analysis of Culture and Managing change 1.1 The Two Varies of Models 1.1.1 Five-step model According to ’five-step model’, the progress of change could be divided into five stages. Firstly, manager needs to think why a culture change is necessary. Possibly due to the signals from the environment in which the company locate in, managers find the operating principles or routines are not in line with the change of the market. These elements have threatened the corporation. On this occasion, managers could start to analyze what kind of culture the organization possesses.

  1. One Way into Culture

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    刘娜; 崔春燕

    2008-01-01

    Culture, in a wide sense, is the sum total of material and spiritual products created by man in the historical process of a socialpractice. In a narrow sense, it refers to a social ideology and the political system and constitutional organization corresponding to the ideology.Language has a very special position in this big culture and it cannot be well taught and learnt without the introducing of cultural knowledge. One ofthe effective ways to increase awareness of the euhural is to learn the patterns of western everyday life.

  2. Cultural Considerations in Translation

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    陈嫔荣

    2009-01-01

    Language is the expression of human communication through which knowledge, belief, and behavior can be experi- enced, explained, and shared. It influences the way the speakers perceive the world. But as it has been long taken for granted, translation deals only with language. Cultural perspective, however, has never been brought into discussion. This paper first analyses the definitions of translation and culture, and then discusses why we should take culture into consideration and in the end, two translating strategies: domestication and foreignization are introduced.

  3. Organizational Culture and Industrialization

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    Kragh, Simon Ulrik

    Drawing on a revised version ofHofstede's theory ofindustrialization and cultural change contained in his explanation of individualism and collectivism, the paper proposes that countries which are in the earlier stages of industrialization have a common culture that governs organizational...... behaviours. In-group/out-group particularist values that have been handed over from preindustrial society tend to overlay and replace impersonal and universalistic bureaucracies and market exchange typical ofindustrial society. The paper shows how these values shape the culture of organizations in Latin...... America, Africa and Germany around 1850....

  4. Cultural participation in Europe

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    Stevenson, David; Kann-Rasmussen, Nanna; Balling, Gitte

    2015-01-01

    Europe has a ‘problem’; it is becoming a ‘less cultural continent’ as fewer Europeans are ‘engaging in cultural activities’. This conclusion has been reached due to the findings of the latest cross national cultural participation survey. This paper questions the existence of this ‘problem......’ and instead suggests that there is a shared problematisation across Europe sustained by common discursive archaeology that employs various discursive strands in relation to a dominant institutional discourse. The argument is that the ‘problem’ of ‘non-participation’ legitimates a ‘solution’ that predates its...

  5. Study of Cultural Negative Transfer in Cross-cultural Communication

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    2015-01-01

    Different nations in the world have their own cultures, and these cultures are characterized by both universality and particularity. The former provides a foundation and guarantee for intercultural communication, while the latter often leads to neg⁃ative cultural transfer in communication if the speakers are unconscious of cultural differences. This paper makes a general analysis of the negative transfer of surface-structure culture in language forms and that of deep-structure culture in values, thought pat⁃terns, religious beliefs and ethics. It holds that failure in intercultural communication will occur if inadequate attention is paid to cultural differences in the process of language and culture learning.

  6. Popular Culture, Cultural Resistance, and Anticonsumption Activism: An Exploration of Culture Jamming as Critical Adult Education

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    Sandlin, Jennifer A.

    2007-01-01

    This chapter examines popular culture as a site of cultural resistance. Specifically, it explores how "culture jamming," a cultural-resistance activity, can be a form of adult education. It examines adult education and learning as it intersects with both consumerism and popular culture. Focus is placed on a growing social movement of individuals…

  7. Popular Culture, Cultural Resistance, and Anticonsumption Activism: An Exploration of Culture Jamming as Critical Adult Education

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    Sandlin, Jennifer A.

    2007-01-01

    This chapter examines popular culture as a site of cultural resistance. Specifically, it explores how "culture jamming," a cultural-resistance activity, can be a form of adult education. It examines adult education and learning as it intersects with both consumerism and popular culture. Focus is placed on a growing social movement of individuals…

  8. Culture Transmission in Language Teaching

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    CHEN Li-qun

    2003-01-01

    Culture and language have close relation and are combined together . So teaching language is a process of teaching cultural knowledge . And teaching language is not perfect without teaching the factors of culture.

  9. Cultural Influences on Play Style

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    Bialas, Mateusz; Tekofsky, Shoshannah; Spronck, P.H.M.

    2014-01-01

    In general, video game researchers do not differentiate between players’ nationalities. Cultural theories, however, show that cultural differences concern numerous values, including values associated with interaction with media. We therefore ask the question whether there exist cross-cultural differ

  10. Olympic Spirit and Chinese Culture

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    从岩

    2008-01-01

    @@ The Olympic Games is established as the largest sporting event in the world today.Moreover,Olympic cultural activity can be regarded as a mechanism for developing cultural.In 1992,Barcelona introduced the notion of the Cultural Olympic.

  11. Experiencing Global Culture in Vatel

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    Kampf, Constance Elizabeth; Broillet, Alexandra; John, Claudette

    2015-01-01

    of reference by offering a global culture frame, drawing on cultural resources from country based “settled” cultural contexts, and reflects on how global cultural contexts can benefit from a knowledge management approach to this dynamic between “settled” cultural contexts and “unsettled” cultural ideologies......To explore the meaning of “global culture” in a professional communication context, this paper explores the “unsettled” global culture of Vatel, a private business school educating students from nearly 50 different countries for the hospitality industry. This paper explores the role of knowledge...... management in understanding global culture, arguing that the notion of “unsettled” cultures demonstrates how ideologies function in global settings and draw on national “settled” cultural resources. In unpacking different aspects of Vatel's culture this paper questions assumptions built into cultural frames...

  12. Perfusion based cell culture chips

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    Heiskanen, Arto; Emnéus, Jenny; Dufva, Martin

    2010-01-01

    Performing cell culture in miniaturized perfusion chambers gives possibilities to experiment with cells under near in vivo like conditions. In contrast to traditional batch cultures, miniaturized perfusion systems provide precise control of medium composition, long term unattended cultures and ti...

  13. Democracy and Cultural Psychology

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    Jensen, Steffen Moltrup Ernø

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a theme touched upon in Robert Innis’s article on cultural psych- ology and philosophy, namely how we, within cultural psychology, seem to be undecided about how best to provide value on a societal level. It is discussed how psychology has provided us with several valuable...... tools for examining and understanding our own exist- ence, despite the fact that it is also a field that has seemed to be in one crisis after another since its inception. It is argued that cultural psychology is an intellectual tech- nology that allows us to peek under the hood of society, which...... is of utmost importance in today’s society, where democratic ideals are under severe pressure. Corporations, industries, and privileged individuals exercise increased control over political processes, having created obscure systems by which they operate. It is concluded that cultural psychology needs to find...

  14. Teaching and Learning Culture

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    , including a student-centered task-based problem-based learning (PBL) approach, a digital technology-supported approach and more. It also reports on how, when teaching and learning culture, teachers’ professional identity and the informal teaching and learning environment impact the teaching and learning......Book description: This book is based on educational research conducted by researchers from the Department of Learning and Philosophy and the Confucius Institute for Innovation and Learning at Aalborg University. Empirically, it reports on different approaches to teaching and learning of culture...... of culture in different educational settings from primary school to university. A central theme in the book is the power of context. The studies illustrate in multiple ways, and from different angles, that “culture is not taught in a vacuum or learned in isolation”, but may be influenced by many factors both...

  15. Islamic Cultural Exchanges

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    2010-01-01

    The China-Indonesia Islamic Culture Expo and Art Show 2010 was held in Indonesia on July 23-25.With the theme of Peace,Friendship, Cooperation and Progress,the event also commemorated the 60th anniversary

  16. Social and cultural activities

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    Club news : Record Club, Ski Club, Dancing Club, Orienteering Club, CERN Women's Club, Concerts Club, Russian Cultural Circle, Yachting Club. Conference : Voyage au coeur d'une flûte de champagne. Exhibition.

  17. Harvesting Culture and Literacy

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    1997-01-01

    THROUGH efforts to wipe out illiteracy and spread cultural and scientific knowledge in Panjin, Liaoning Province, rural illiterate and semi-literate women were able to read and write by the end of 1991. Many of

  18. Holograms a cultural history

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    Johnston, Sean F

    2016-01-01

    Holograms have been in the public eye for over a half-century, but their influences have deeper cultural roots. No other visual experience is quite like interacting with holograms; no other cultural product melds the technological sublime with magic and optimism in quite the same way. As holograms have evolved, they have left their audiences alternately fascinated, bemused, inspired or indifferent. From expressions of high science to countercultural art to consumer security, holograms have represented modernity, magic and materialism. Their most pervasive impact has been to galvanize hopeful technological dreams. This book explores how holograms found a place in distinct cultural settings. Engineers, artists, hippies and hobbyists have played with, and dreamed about, holograms. This book explores the technical attractions and cultural uses of the hologram, how they were shaped by what came before them, and how they have matured to shape our notional futures. Today, holograms are in our pockets (as identity do...

  19. Democracy and Cultural Psychology

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    Jensen, Steffen Moltrup Ernø

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses a theme touched upon in Robert Innis’s article on cultural psych- ology and philosophy, namely how we, within cultural psychology, seem to be undecided about how best to provide value on a societal level. It is discussed how psychology has provided us with several valuable...... tools for examining and understanding our own exist- ence, despite the fact that it is also a field that has seemed to be in one crisis after another since its inception. It is argued that cultural psychology is an intellectual tech- nology that allows us to peek under the hood of society, which...... is of utmost importance in today’s society, where democratic ideals are under severe pressure. Corporations, industries, and privileged individuals exercise increased control over political processes, having created obscure systems by which they operate. It is concluded that cultural psychology needs to find...

  20. Culture in Engineering Education

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    Hoffmann, Birgitte; Jørgensen, Ulrik; Christensen, Hans Peter

    2011-01-01

    As engineers today often work in intercultural projects and contexts, intercultural competences must be part of the learning objectives in engineering educations. Cultural aspects of engineering education should not just be treated as a question of appropriate communication and teaching: cultural...... to cultural aspects in engineering education. Hence the key-question of this paper is how CDIO support the development of intercultural competences in engineering education. The paper explores the implementation of CDIO in an intercultural arctic engineering programme in Greenland that since 2001 has been...... enrolling students with special focus on developing intercultural competences. The discussion draws on the socio-technical approaches to technology and professional engineering practises [5,6]. We conclude that intercultural teaching is not just a matter of teaching in spite of cultural differences...

  1. Cross cultural training

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    王容

    2014-01-01

    Under the background of economic globalization, the globalization of human resources management determines the success of enterprise success or failure, in a sense, human resource is the first resource of the enterprise. Cross-cultural training is the core problems in global human resource management, it can let employees quickly familiar with the company's business and job content, understand the enterprise culture and core idea, to play a huge role in promoting enterprise development. Therefore, strengthen enterprise staff training, improve the comprehensive quality of enterprise personnel has become the urgent problems now in the process of enterprise development. Articles in samsung electronics of South Korea, for example, introduces the samsung especial y cross-cultural training content, training method and training effect. And analysis of cross-cultural training impact in the global business team and establish business relationship.

  2. Flexible cultural repertoires

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    Lindegaard, Marie Rosenkrantz

    2016-01-01

    Despite extensive studies of street culture and the risks of offending and victimization in urban marginalized areas, little is known about the role of cultural repertoires for variation in victimization risks among young men not involved in crime. Based on two ethnographic studies, conducted...... varying cultural repertoires, in particularly heterogeneous flexible repertoires, influence offending and victimization patterns among young men in high-risk settings....... independently of the authors in neighbouring township areas of Cape Town, we offer insights into patterns of victimization among young men not involved in crime who live and attend school in the townships. Young men who perform decent cultural repertoires are highly exposed to victimization due to their moral...

  3. Boosting Cultural Industry

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    Li Zhen

    2009-01-01

    @@ On July 22 of 2009, the State Council released the Revitalization Plan of Cultural Industry, which is the 11th revitalization plan for an industry following plans for steel, auto, textile, equipment manufacturing, ship-making, IT and other industries.

  4. Cultural Astronomy in Japan

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    Renshaw, Steven L.

    While Japan is known more for its contributions to modern astronomy than its archaeoastronomical sites, there is still much about the culture's heritage that is of interest in the study of cultural astronomy. This case study provides an overview of historical considerations necessary to understand the place of astronomy in Japanese society as well as methodological considerations that highlight traditional approaches that have at times been a barrier to interdisciplinary research. Some specific areas of study in the cultural astronomy of Japan are discussed including examples of contemporary research based on interdisciplinary approaches. Japan provides a fascinating background for scholars who are willing to go beyond their curiosity for sites of alignment and approach the culture with a desire to place astronomical iconography in social context.

  5. Cultural Industry in Henan

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    2009-01-01

    Central China’s Henan Province harnesses its ancient culture for development on March 29, about 10,000 Chinese gathered in Xinzheng City, central China’s Henan Province, to attend a ceremony honoring Huangdi or the Yellow Emperor,

  6. Hybrid Cemetery Culture

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    Sabra, Jakob Borrits; Andersen, Hans Jørgen; Rodil, Kasper

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses the urban cemetery as a site of intangible cultural practices and ubiquitous computing as an approach to enhance heritage sites. The paper introduces an experience assessment tool as a mobile phone application that audio-visually augments a heritage interpretation programme...... mediations of historic heritage information and cultural practices of remembrance. The paper concludes, that an augmentation of the urban cemetery culture points to a high significance amongst citizens, and that experience design through mobile technologies promises an enhanced meaning in an often overlooked...... urban site. Due to the sensitive subject matter of death and mourning, the participation of the public in general faces challenges that need attention when planning a cultural heritage programme....

  7. Home Culture Awareness

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    刘鑫

    2015-01-01

    this thesis will have a deeper investigation on the changing and cognitive process of home culture awareness reflected in Chinese modern literary predecessors’based on the relationship between home and country.

  8. African Cultural Astronomy

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    Holbrook, Jarita C; Medupe, R. Thebe; Current Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy research in Africa

    2008-01-01

    Astronomy is the science of studying the sky using telescopes and light collectors such as photographic plates or CCD detectors. However, people have always studied the sky and continue to study the sky without the aid of instruments this is the realm of cultural astronomy. This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of Africans. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa. The volume includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at archaeological sites and at places of worship, rock art with celestial imagery, and scientific thinking revealed in local astronomy traditions including ethnomathematics and the creation of calendars. Authors include astronomers Kim Malville, Johnson Urama, and Thebe Medupe; archaeologist Felix Chami, and geographer Michael Bonine, and many new authors. As an emerging subfield of cultural astronomy, African cultural astronomy researchers are focused on training students specifically for do...

  9. Chinese Culture and Leadership.

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    Wong, Kam-Cheung

    2001-01-01

    Describes essential characteristics of Chinese philosophical tradition; Discusses Western perspectives on value leadership in education, particularly moral leadership. Discuses moral leadership from a Chinese philosophical perspective, especially Confucianism. Draws implications for using Chinese cultural and philosophical traditions to develop…

  10. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture

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    ... is a laboratory test to look for bacteria, fungi, and viruses in the fluid that moves in ... culture medium. Laboratory staff then observe if bacteria, fungi, or viruses grow in the dish. Growth means ...

  11. China International Cultural Association

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    1992-01-01

    China International Cultural Association (hereafterreferred to as the association)was founded on July3,1986.It is a nationwide social group engaged inexternal cultural exchange between peoples.Its purpose isto develop cultural exchange and cooperation with allcountries in the world,promote culturJ ullderkings.im-prove understanding and friendship between the Chinesepeople and peoples of the world,promote social progress,and defend world peace.On the basis of equality andmutual benefit we hope to conduct exchange and coopera-tion with all countries through visits,the exchange of booksand reference materials,the holding of theatrical perform-ances and exhibitions,and the study of literature and art.The president of the association is Zu Muzhi; vice-presidents,Yu Wen,Chen Xinren,Zhou Weizhi,YaoZhongming,Wang Lanxi,L(?) Zhixian,Zeng Jianhui,LiuDeyou and Luo Jun; secretary,Wu Chunde.

  12. MAKING CULTURE COUNT

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    2007-01-01

    Chinese and Japanese citizens have found themselves inextricably linked by strong cultural bonds. This is evident from the interviews conducted by Beijing Review reporters Zhang Yuying and Miao Xiaoyang. They spoke to Yu Qiang, a Chinese writer who has b

  13. European cultural heritage initiatives

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    Giuseppe Pizza

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The number of countries engaged in developing global strategies for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage is continuously increasing. This is doubly significant: intrinsically for its cultural value, extrinsically for its effects on the economy, territory, environment and society. The Ministry of Education, University and Research coordinates and supports projects submitted by cultural institutes of excellence. Among the Flagship Projects of the National Research Programme 2010-2012 is the study of the sumptuous Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum. Excavations, which took place in the eighteenth century, produced many detailed documents, but 90% of the Villa remains unexplored. As part of the International Platform on space exploration, a world conference is to be held at the church of San Romano in Lucca, Italy, in which prestigious Italian and foreign structures are involved, regarding technical innovation for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

  14. Culture, technology, communication

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    Ess, Charles; Sudweeks, Fay

    The first book-length anthology to collect some of the most significant culturally-oriented research and scholarship on CMC from the biennial conference series "Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication" (CATaC). The collection is significant for its contribution towards calling...... attention to the role of culturally-variable dimensions, including communication preferences, in the design, implementation, and use of ICTs - and thereby helping to bring into the mainstream of related scholarship and research (e.g., HCI, etc.) what was then a novel perspective and series of questions...... and concerns, beginning with the possibility of "computer-mediated colonization," i.e., of imposing culturally-specific preferences and values through the design and implementation of ICTs as then distributed globally....

  15. Culture in action

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    Murakami, Kyoko

    2012-01-01

    The overall aim of this chapter is to discuss an approach to studying culture by drawing on the project of remembering and reconciliation from a discursive psychology perspective. I demonstrate discourse analysis from research using a case of the Anglo-Japanese reconciliation. I provide a brief...... overview of the development of discourse analysis and discursive psychology and highlight key philosophical foundations and theoretical assumptions on which discursive psychology and practice of discourse analysis are based. As the examples of discourse analysis, I will demonstrate how culture can...... be studied as a topic of members' concern. In this view, culture is not a matter of the researcher's concern to handle as a causal factor or independent variable. Discursive psychologists study culture as a resource for the participants. Finally, I will discuss the implication of the discursive approach...

  16. Smoking Culture in China

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    张媛媛

    2016-01-01

    Abtract:Smoking culture is deeply rooted in daily routine of Chinese people.The most significant one is that Chinese people have the tendency to send the cigarette as a gift.Only if scientists coordinate with the Chinese government to raise taxes on cigarette, limit the use of smoking scenes, advocate the use of electronic cigarette and educate the public will the deeply imbedded smoking culture in China change!

  17. Peace, welfare, culture

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    Gad, Ulrik Pram

    2011-01-01

    and multiculturalism – pitted in opposition. By analytically focusing on “security narratives”, the article details how initial narratives of Muslims as threats to culture, welfare and societal peace merged and morphed to award surprising new roles to the state and multiculturalism. The re-evaluation of cultural...... difference implied in a recent strategy to counter radicalization, however, does not amount to a de-securitization of Muslims – rather it installs a need for surveillance and control of the Muslim difference....

  18. Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial, diversidad

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    Lézé, Florence

    2011-01-01

      A partir de la Convención de la Haya (1954) que constituye el primer texto internacional que reconoce la importancia de la protección de los objetos culturales significativos para el Patrimonio Cultural de los pueblos, la UNESCO ha establecido y promovido instrumentos normativos para la protección y la conservación de los vestigios del "Patrimonio Cultural Material"

  19. Cultural Orientation and Interdisciplinarity

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    Nielsen, Sofie Søndergaard

    2004-01-01

    I begin the article with an account of the background to the German debate on ‘Literaturwissenschaft als Kulturwissenschaft’, including the introduction of the concept of ’cultural orientation’ as a strategy for achieving interdisciplinarity. This is followed by a consideration of the discussion...... of the object of literary studies as a way of defining the disciplinarity or identity of literary studies. Finally I summarize some of the characteristics of culturally orientated literary studies....

  20. Teaching Nazi Culture

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    Patty Lee Parmalee

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Nazi Culture would seem at first to be a very esoteric subject to teach to the rather practical-minded and not very cosmopolitan students of a northern New Jersey state college. But of course it is really a distancing technique, a Verfremdungseffekt a la Brecht. Teaching fascism is not really teaching fascism per se, but an angle for teaching capitalism and socialism. And teaching Nazi culture is an angle for teaching some of the purposes of capitalist ideology.

  1. Pleading for Culture

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    Ștefan GROSU

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Culture designates “the tools through which the human polishes himself and develops his multiple spiritual and physical gifts.” The humans interact and change opinions and become conscious that they belong to a global cultural space and are also “authors of the culture of their own community.” Through these tools human “exerts to disobey the world, humanizes social, family and physical life, through progress of mores and institutions, in the end human, expresses, communicates and keeps in its operas, during the times, its great major experiences, because them to serve the progress… of whole human people.” The human valorizes itself but also contributes to the progress of society. Today we talk about the plurality of culture through which is opened the path to the cultural dissemination and perfection. In this way, the humans get a responsibility towards the cultural progress of their community which is anchored in global community, and then appears the question: “what must be done so that all the humans of the world to participate to cultural gods? It is observed here a “spiritual and moral maturity of humans,” defined as “new humanism”. This new type of humanism is not a simple talk, but it represents a new “type of responsibility towards human and towards history.” In this way, it appears the need of a new type of education because the nowadays human must be prepared to become creator and responsible to integrate in a global culture based on values as “intelligence, will, conscience and human fraternity.”

  2. CULTURAL SPONSORSHIP IN KAINUU

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    Tuovinen, Tiinamaija

    2007-01-01

    This thesis was written with the aim to find out what is the situation of cultural sponsorship in Kainuu and to gather helpful information for both, the sponsors and the sponsor seekers. The theory part of the final year thesis deals with marketing, marketing communications and it mostly focuses on sponsorship, more specifically on cultural sponsorship. The research was made by sending questionnaires by e-mail to companies from the Kainuu region. It was a qualitative research a...

  3. Hanford cultural resources laboratory

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    Wright, M.K.

    1995-06-01

    This section of the 1994 Hanford Site Environmental Report describes activities of the Hanford Cultural Resources Laboratory (HCRL) which was established by the Richland Operations Office in 1987 as part of PNL.The HCRL provides support for the management of the archaeological, historical, and traditional cultural resources of the site in a manner consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

  4. Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in a changing Media Landscape

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    Nørgaard Kristensen, Nete; From, Unni

    2015-01-01

    This special issue addresses a topic of journalism studies that has previously been somewhat neglected but which has gained increasing scholarly attention since the mid-2000s: the coverage and evaluation of art and culture, or what we term “cultural journalism and cultural critique.......” In this introduction, we highlight three issues that serve to frame the study of cultural journalism and cultural critique more generally and the eight articles of this special issue more specifically: (1) the constant challenge of demarcating cultural journalism and cultural critique, including the interrelations...... of “journalism” and “critique”; (2) the dialectic of globalisation’s cultural homogenisation, on the one hand, and the specificity of local/national cultures, on the other; and (3) the digital media landscape seen in terms of the need to rethink, perhaps even redefine cultural journalism and cultural critique...

  5. Astronomy and Culture

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    Stavinschi, M.

    2006-08-01

    Astronomy is, by definition, the sum of the material and spiritual values created by mankind and of the institutions necessary to communicate these values. Consequently, astronomy belongs to the culture of each society and its scientific progress does nothing but underline its role in culture. It is interesting that there is even a European society which bears this name "Astronomy for Culture" (SEAC). Its main goal is "the study of calendric and astronomical aspects of culture". Owning ancient evidence of astronomical knowledge, dating from the dawn of the first millennium, Romania is interested in this topic. But Astronomy has a much deeper role in culture and civilization. There are many aspects that deserve to be discussed. Examples? The progress of astronomy in a certain society, in connection with its evolution; the place held by the astronomy in literature and, generally, in art; the role of the SF in the epoch of super-mediatization; astronomy and belief; astronomy and astrology in the modern society, and so forth. These are problems that can be of interest for IAU, but the most important one could be her educational role, in the formation of the culture of the new generation, in the education of the population for the protection of our planet, in the ensuring of a high level of spiritual development of the society in the present epoch.

  6. Robust Cultural Pluralism

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    Richard A. Shweder

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In this wide ranging interview, Professor Richard A. Shweder from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, discusses whether it is or is not possible to be a robust cultural pluralist and a dedicated political liberal at the same time. In this discussion, Professor Shweder offers his insights - based on over 40 years of research - on issues related to the history and re-emergence of cultural psychology; moral anthropology and psychology; the experimental method in psychological investigation and its philosophical basis; contemporary and historical cultural collisions – most notably conflicting representations of female genital surgeries; cultural diversity and inequality; and the dissemination of ideas through open access publishing and Twitter. Professor Shweder ends by offering valuable advice to young researchers in the field of cultural psychology as well as a glimpse into the larger themes of his forthcoming book, which seeks to provide answers to the question of what forms of political liberalism are most compatible with robust cultural pluralism and which are not.

  7. Mainstreaming culture in psychology.

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    Cheung, Fanny M

    2012-11-01

    Despite the "awakening" to the importance of culture in psychology in America, international psychology has remained on the sidelines of psychological science. The author recounts her personal and professional experience in tandem with the stages of development in international/cross-cultural psychology. Based on her research in cross-cultural personality assessment, the author discusses the inadequacies of sole reliance on either the etic or the emic approach and points out the advantages of a combined emic-etic approach in bridging global and local human experiences in psychological science and practice. With the blurring of the boundaries between North American-European psychologies and psychology in the rest of the world, there is a need to mainstream culture in psychology's epistemological paradigm. Borrowing from the concept of gender mainstreaming that embraces both similarities and differences in promoting equal opportunities, the author discusses the parallel needs of acknowledging universals and specifics when mainstreaming culture in psychology. She calls for building a culturally informed universal knowledge base that should be incorporated in the psychology curriculum and textbooks.

  8. Cross-Cultural Leadership

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    Inga Minelgaite Snaebjornsson

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Ongoing low participation of women in global leadership calls for more research in this field. In this article, we set out to include gendered expectations toward leader behavior as part of cross-cultural leadership theory. Building on an existing body of research, we focus on propositions about the effects of gendered expectations on the leader, from the followers’ standpoint. The consideration of gendered effects from the follower standpoint is an under-researched area in leadership literature, and it is even more rarely to be found in empirical data. In every culture, there are certain expectations toward leaders of the two genders that influence their behavior. In this article, we will attempt to answer the following question: How does perceived leader behavior and gendered behavior relate to national culture and actual leader behavior? We present a conceptual model that seeks to incorporate gendered expectations into cross-cultural leadership as an answer. Moreover, we provide a conceptual guideline toward operationalization of the model. The model includes the potential of dissonance between male expectations as a dominating leadership role and female leadership. This might serve as an explanation as to why in some cases women are not seen as successful as men when they adopt a masculine leadership style. The article seeks to advance cross-cultural leadership theory by focusing on expected gendered leadership behavior. Our ideas and model could eventually contribute to the advancement of leadership theory, as well as contributing to gender studies, cross-cultural leadership, and business communication.

  9. Cultural Origins of English Idioms

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    沈冬欢

    2012-01-01

      Language and culture are inseparable. Culture contains language while language carries culture (Hu,2011:146). As the essence of a language, idioms are believed to be the most culturally loaded expressions in it. Accordingly, they are often consid⁃ered as the mirror of culture, reflecting the special features of different cultures (Yu,1999:132). Hence, it is of vital importantce for English learners to trace the root of English idioms and understand their connotations culturally. This paper aims to explore the cultural origins of English idiomatic expressions from four perspectives, involving history, mythology, religion and society.

  10. Cultural Perspective on African American Culture

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    Angela Khristin Brown

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The migration of blacks in North America through slavery became united.  The population of blacks past downs a tradition of artist through art to native born citizens. The art tradition involved telling stories to each generation in black families. The black culture elevated by tradition created hope to determine their personal freedom to escape from poverty of enslavement and to establish a way of life through tradition. A way of personal freedoms was through getting a good education that lead to a better foundation and a better way of life.

  11. [Blood culture update].

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    Muller-Serieys, C; Bergogne-Bérézin, E

    2002-01-12

    Blood culture is one of the most important bacteriological examinations with important clinical and therapeutic consequences. Blood cultures should be ordered in all patients with signs suggesting septicemia, endocarditis or severe infection (pneumococcal pneumonia, bacterial meningitis with bloodstream dissemination). Blood culture methods have evolved considerably over the last twenty years. After using manual methods for many years, read by non-standardized visual methods, the development of media with defined compositions and supplemented to allow growth of bacteria difficult to culture has been associated with the development of automatic blood culture devices. These devices have undergone rapid improvement. Semi-automatic devices (Bactec NR-660) were rapidly followed by completely automatic techniques, including four devices currently available: since 1989 Bio-Argos (Rio-Rad) and Bact/Alert (Organon-Teknika) and in 1993, Bactec 9240 (Becton-Dickinson) and Vital (BioMérieux). All these devices allow automatic detection of CO2 produced during bacterial growth. Automatic reading systems provide continuous output avoiding the need for invasive methods and thus the risk of contamination in addition to saving time. Potential application to achieve quantitative blood cultures for intensive care units is in the development stage. The reliability of these devices is well recognized and their contribution to severe bacterial infection is undeniable. There are certain limitations however related to material cost and the non-identification of the pathogen involved. Molecular biology techniques open new perspectives in this field. The evolution of techniques, definitions, and pathogenic approach to septicemia must be revisited as new infectious situations have been identified at the same time as new investigation tools resulting from considerable technological progress. New methods of blood culture have largely contributed to this progress.

  12. Creating Cultural Consumers: The Dynamics of Cultural Capital Acquisition

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    Kisida, Brian; Greene, Jay P.; Bowen, Daniel H.

    2014-01-01

    The theories of cultural reproduction and cultural mobility have largely shaped the study of the effects of cultural capital on academic outcomes. Missing in this debate has been a rigorous examination of how children actually acquire cultural capital when it is not provided by their families. Drawing on data from a large-scale experimental study…

  13. Comparison of love in Chinese culture and in western culture

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    喻远洋

    2009-01-01

    In this passage, love in Chinese culture and in western culture is compared. It briefly introduces the difference love view in western culture and in Chinese culture on a specific matter. Then it discusses the origin of this phenomenon. At last it tries to conclude the characters of these two different love views.

  14. Examining Cultural Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Negotiation Effectiveness

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    Groves, Kevin S.; Feyerherm, Ann; Gu, Minhua

    2015-01-01

    International negotiation failures are often linked to deficiencies in negotiator cross-cultural capabilities, including limited understanding of the cultures engaged in the transaction, an inability to communicate with persons from different cultural backgrounds, and limited behavioral flexibility to adapt to culturally unfamiliar contexts.…

  15. The effect of cultural interaction on cumulative cultural evolution.

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    Nakahashi, Wataru

    2014-07-07

    Cultural transmission and cultural evolution are important for animals, especially for humans. I developed a new analytical model of cultural evolution, in which each newborn learns cultural traits from multiple individuals (exemplars) in parental generation, individually explores around learned cultural traits, judges the utility of known cultural traits, and adopts a mature cultural trait. Cultural evolutionary speed increases when individuals explore a wider range of cultural traits, accurately judge the skill level of cultural traits (strong direct bias), do not strongly conform to the population mean, increase the exploration range according to the variety of socially learned cultural traits (condition dependent exploration), and make smaller errors in social learning. Number of exemplars, population size, similarity of cultural traits between exemplars, and one-to-many transmission have little effect on cultural evolutionary speed. I also investigated how cultural interaction between two populations with different mean skill levels affects their cultural evolution. A population sometimes increases in skill level more if it encounters a less skilled population than if it does not encounter anyone. A less skilled population sometimes exceeds a more skilled population in skill level by cultural interaction between both populations. The appropriateness of this analytical method is confirmed by individual-based simulations.

  16. From Cultural Awareness to Intercultural Awareness: Culture in ELT

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    Baker, Will

    2012-01-01

    Cultural awareness (CA) has emerged over the last few decades as a significant part of conceptualizing the cultural dimension to language teaching. That is, L2 users need to understand L2 communication as a cultural process and to be aware of their own culturally based communicative behaviour and that of others. However, while CA has provided a…

  17. From Cultural Awareness to Intercultural Awareness: Culture in ELT

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    Baker, Will

    2012-01-01

    Cultural awareness (CA) has emerged over the last few decades as a significant part of conceptualizing the cultural dimension to language teaching. That is, L2 users need to understand L2 communication as a cultural process and to be aware of their own culturally based communicative behaviour and that of others. However, while CA has provided a…

  18. The Culture Based Model: Constructing a Model of Culture

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    Young, Patricia A.

    2008-01-01

    Recent trends reveal that models of culture aid in mapping the design and analysis of information and communication technologies. Therefore, models of culture are powerful tools to guide the building of instructional products and services. This research examines the construction of the culture based model (CBM), a model of culture that evolved…

  19. Evaluation of culture techniques and bacterial cultures from uroliths.

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    Perry, Leigh A; Kass, Philip H; Johnson, Dee L; Ruby, Annette L; Shiraki, Ryoji; Westropp, Jodi L

    2013-03-01

    The association between urolithiasis and growth of bacteria in the urine or urolith has not been recently evaluated in the past 15 years, and the effects of antimicrobial administration on urolith cultures have not been reported. As well, laboratory techniques for urolith cultures have not been critically evaluated. The objectives of the current study were to 1) report bacterial isolates from uroliths and their association with signalment, urolith composition, antimicrobial use, and urine cultures and 2) evaluate laboratory techniques for urolith cultures. For the first objective, a retrospective search of bacterial isolates cultured from uroliths submitted to the laboratory as well as the signalment, urine culture results, and antimicrobial use were recorded. For the second objective, 50 urolith pairs were cultured by washing each urolith either 1or 4 times and culturing the core. Five hundred twenty canine and 168 feline uroliths were reviewed. Struvite-containing uroliths had an increased prevalence of a positive culture compared to nonstruvite-containing uroliths (P culture results and previous antimicrobial administration was found (P = 0.41). Eighteen percent of cases with negative urine cultures had positive urolith cultures. There was no significant difference in core culture results whether the urolith was washed 1 or 4 times (P = 0.07). Urolith culture outcome was not always influenced by previous antimicrobial administration, and bacterial culture of a urolith may not yield the same results as those obtained from the urine. The modified protocol, which requires less time and expense for urolith cultures, may be an acceptable alternative.

  20. Blockbusters as vehicles for cultural debate in cultural journalism

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    From, Unni; Kristensen, Nete Nørgaard

    2014-01-01

    cultural approach in cultural journalism since the mid-20th century. The analysis shows that the negotiation and definition of the blockbuster as cultural phenomenon has changed; whereas it was originally, critically, interpreted as a sign of cultural imperialism, Americanisation, or artistic decline...... at different times provides different reflective spaces for popular culture; and that contemporary cultural journalism continues to be critical and contemplative at the same time as it provides cultural service and infotainment. Consequently, the analysis also illustrates how the role of journalists...