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  1. ANALISIS PRELIMINARES DE UN FELDESPATO PARA SU CERTIFICACIÓN COMO MATERIAL DE REFERENCIA

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    Lizeth Mendoza Sánchez; Edith Zapata Campos; Florianne Castillo Borja

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presentan los análisis cualitativos y semi-cuantitativos aplicados a un feldespato candidato a MRC (material certificado de referencia) para la industria del vidrio. Los elementos que se encontraron por medio de FRX (espectrometría de fluorescencia de rayos X) en el feldespato son Mg, Na, Fe, K, Ti, Zr, Al y Si. El análisis cualitativo por medio de difracción de rayos X demostró que el 81.6% del material analizado correspondía a un feldespato compuesto por sodio y potasio p...

  2. ANALISIS PRELIMINARES DE UN FELDESPATO PARA SU CERTIFICACIÓN COMO MATERIAL DE REFERENCIA

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    Lizeth Mendoza Sánchez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los análisis cualitativos y semi-cuantitativos aplicados a un feldespato candidato a MRC (material certificado de referencia para la industria del vidrio. Los elementos que se encontraron por medio de FRX (espectrometría de fluorescencia de rayos X en el feldespato son Mg, Na, Fe, K, Ti, Zr, Al y Si. El análisis cualitativo por medio de difracción de rayos X demostró que el 81.6% del material analizado correspondía a un feldespato compuesto por sodio y potasio principalmente. Los análisis de homogeneidad física y química mostraron que el material era homogéneo con un tamaño de partícula no mayor a 63 μm y que todos los elementos de interés son homogéneos en muestras de 4 g.

  3. El cuerpo en la estructura de la personalidad: PRH como modelo de referencia

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    María Rosario FERNÁNDEZ DOMÍNGUEZ

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo del presente trabajo se analiza el importante papel que juega el cuerpo en la estructura de la personalidad. Partiendo del esquema explicativo de la psicopedagogía PRH (Personalidad y Relaciones Humanas, enmarcada en la perspectiva humanista de la psicología, creada por André Rochais, y hoy extendida por los cinco continentes, en el presente trabajo se estudian las diferentes instancias de la personalidad y su mutua interacción, deteniéndose con más detalle en el análisis del cuerpo como realidad que es indisociable de nuestro psiquismo y que forma parte de nuestra personalidad. El cuerpo nos ayuda a entrar en contacto con el mundo y los otros, permitiéndonos sentir, experimentar y expresar lo que somos, sentimos o necesitamos. En este sentido es importante escuchar al cuerpo porque nunca miente. En realidad el cuerpo, que está muy ligado a la sensibilidad, nos envía mensajes a través de los cuales podemos descubrir sensaciones ligadas a nosotros y a nuestras relaciones con los demás. El análisis de sensaciones es la herramienta utilizada en PRH para acceder a lo que sentimos y comprender los aspectos inconscientes de la personalidad, que son esenciales en un proceso de crecimiento y de curación. Finalmente, se ofrecen una serie de consideraciones en torno a la importancia de la educación corporal y de la psicomotricidad para el desarrollo de la personalidad infantil, deteniéndose en las aportaciones que el modelo PRH hace a la labor del psicomotricista y a su formación.

  4. Estilos de referencia APA

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    Gomis Selva, Nieves; Delgado Domenech, Beatriz; González García, María; Sánchez Colodrero, Vicente; Jover Mira, Irene; León Antón, María José

    2011-01-01

    El estilo de referencia de la Asociación Psicológica Americana (APA) es el formato más aceptado y comúnmente utilizado por profesionales e investigadores de ciencias sociales, como Psicología, Magisterio, Enfermería, Criminología, Relaciones públicas, entre otras. La adopción de un estilo de referencia compartido facilita la elaboración y redacción de trabajos, así como la comprensión por parte de otros profesionales interesados por disciplinas afines. Por ello, es imprescindible que los futu...

  5. Subjuntivo y referencia. un modelo explicativo y pedagógico para la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera

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    Priego-Casanova, Luis

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available El modo subjuntivo es uno de los aspectos de la gramática española más complejos de describir y uno de los mayores problemas en el aula de español como lengua extranjera (ELE. Así lo confirma nuestra prueba diagnóstica realizada entre alumnos sinohablantes de origen taiwanés, en la que 21 de los 35 encuestados cometieron más de un 31% de errores. Con el fin de aportar una solución para este problema, en el presente trabajo se desarrolla un modelo explicativo y pedagógico del subjuntivo para el nivel B1 (MCER desde una perspectiva pragmática. Así, se describe el subjuntivo como un operador referencial de la información según tres contextos prototípicos de referencia (tanto endofórica como exofórica. Estos tres contextos referenciales permiten explicar y explotar pedagógicamente, de una manera novedosa y operativa, diez funciones comunicativas de uso del subjuntivo, que sintetizan las 34 funciones del lenguaje descritas en el PCIC para el nivel B1 de E/LE.

  6. El modelo turístico de la Marina Alta: apuntes para una nueva etapa desde la sostenibilidad como referencia

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    J. Fernando Vera Rebollo

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de las siguientes reflexiones no es otro que aportar algunas ideas en el marco de un debate necesario sobre el modelo territorial-turístico de la Marina Alta, en el contexto de una nueva filosofía de desarrollo que lleva implícitos, como contenidos clave, la gestión racional de los recursos naturales y culturales y la calidad de vida de las poblaciones locales. Son aspectos a los que el turismo puede aportar argumentos, en tanto que su futuro como actividad ha de estar basado en la calidad, la gestión ambiental y la diferenciación de los espacios de destino

  7. Evaluación de la exactitud posicional vertical de una nube de puntos topográficos Lidar usando topografía convencional como referencia

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    Wilver Enrique Salinas Castillo

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available La exactitud vertical de datos lidar es normalmente establecida por proveedores comerciales en un EMC máximo de 0.150 m. Sin embargo, los resultados de evaluaciones de exactitud en las que se han utilizado datos de campo por lo menos tres veces más exactos que los datos lidar, sugieren que dicha exactitud se observa solo cuando la densidad de los datos lidar es mayor a un punto sobre el terreno por metro cuadrado. Desafortunadamente, el número de estos estudios es limitado y se requiere de la elaboración de otras evaluaciones que confirmen dicha hipótesis. En este estudio se evaluó la exactitud vertical de una nube de puntos topográficos lidar de una densidad de 1.02 puntos sobre el terreno por metro cuadrado, usando como referencia datos recolectados en campo mediante una estación total. Los resultados coinciden con aquéllos de estudios previos, por lo que se sugiere establecer la EPV de la nube de puntos topográficos lidar en 0.200 m para terreno mixto y de cambios constantes y en 0.150 m para terreno con cambios topográficos gentiles. Sin embargo, la EPV no refleja la magnitud del 95% de los errores bajo la presencia de errores sistemáticos, por lo cual es necesario incluir el percentil 95 de los errores en la documentación de datos lidar

  8. Modification of male adult simulator posture of ICRP 110 reference; Modificacao da postura do simulador adulto masculino (AM) de referencia da ICRP 110

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    Galeano, Diego C.; Souza, Divanizia N.; Santos, Willian S.; Carvalho Junior, Alberico B., E-mail: galeano88@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Sao Cristovao, SE (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica

    2014-07-01

    Voxel simulators are usually constructed based on computed tomography and magnetic resonance, so the supine position (lying) is the most used. This may result in a overestimated or underestimated the radiation dose, depending on the exposure scenario adopted. Thus, the objective was to change the attitude of the male adult simulator reference ICRP 110, AM (Adult Male), to a sitting posture. For change of posture were possible, it was necessary increasing the number of slices that comprise AM simulator by reducing the height of the voxel of 8.0 mm to 2.0 mm, thus making each voxel approximately cubic. A subroutine was created in Visual Monte Carlo software (VMC) to rotate the thigh region of the simulator and position it between the region of the leg and trunk. The ScionImage software was used to rebuild and soften the contours of the knee and hip of the simulator in a sitting posture, and 3D visualization of the simulator was used VolView software. The AM simulator in the seated position has the same anatomical features of the simulator in the standing posture. Using the MCNPX code [ref] was carried out the conversion coefficients for calculating the AP irradiation geometry (anteroposterior) comparing the AM simulator standing and sitting in order to evaluate the difference scattering and absorption of radiation by the two simulators. The result shows a difference up to 100% in the fluency conversion coefficients in nearby organs located in the pelvic region and in organs with distribution in the whole body (such as skin, muscle, lymph nodes and skeletal)

  9. El consultorio médico escolar como centro de referencia en un proyecto integral en salud reproductiva de base comunitaria

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    Félix Rodríguez Jústiz

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo presenta la sinopsis de un proyecto iniciado con el consultorio médico escolar de la ESBU "José Martí" del municipio Centro Habana. Se trata de una investigación- acción participativa (IAP que tiene como objetivo general ganar en calidad en la promoción integral de la salud reproductiva y como objetivos específicos los siguientes: influir en el mejoramiento del comportamiento sexual de esta población escolar, prepararlos en la prevención de la infección por el VIH/SIDA y las enfermedades de trasmisión sexual (ETS, instruirlos sobre la planificación familiar buscando la prevención de los embarazos no deseados en las jóvenes parejas. Como método se propone realizar una investigación preliminar para indagar sobre los conocimientos, intereses, necesidades, actitudes, comportamientos de estos jóvenes y programar intervenciones educativas específicas para que estos estudiantes se conviertan en Promotores de Salud y proyecten actividades sobre su familia, otros colectivos estudiantiles, juveniles y la comunidad en general. Se pretende que con el médico y enfermera de la escuela, autoridades locales de salud, los profesores y alumnos participantes y con la asesoría de instituciones nacionales especializadas, dejar establecido a este consultorio médico como centro de referencia y multiplicador de experiencia de este estilo preventivo de trabajo multidisciplinario e intersectorial en esta esfera de la salud.This paper presents the synopsis of a project that was put into practice at the physician office of the "José Martí" Basic Secondary School, in "Centro Habana" municipality. Its is a participative- action- research that has as a general objective to increase the quality of the comprehensive promotion of reproductive health and as specific objectives the following: to influence on the improvement of the sexual behavior of this school population, to prepare them for the prevention of the infection caused by HIV/AIDS and

  10. Descripción y referencia: el lenguaje como posibilidad de veracidad. Un asunto de límites de sistemas-mundo y actos de habla

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    FRANCISCO LUIS GIRALDO GUTIÉRREZ

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo desarrollamos el concepto de lenguaje y de cómo él, como acción del hombre en el hombre, al hacerse presente a modo de representación y expresión, tiene la pretensión de validar aquello que conoce –el objeto– y la manera como lo conoce. De esta forma, partimos de concebir el lenguaje como un sistema, una semiótica social y una intención. Mediante el lenguaje y el acto comunicativo de la interlocución, el sujeto determina la veracidad/validez del hecho, la acción: actúa en el sistema y acorde con él, y establece el nivel de correspondencia de la idea –pensada o manifestada– y el objeto, como producto final de su capacidad de hacer y comunicar. Como tesis, planteamos que, independientemente del modo o modos en que se conjuguen los códigos lingüísticos, lo que importa es su posibilidad de veracidad. De igual modo, esos niveles y posibilidades están limitados o ampliados por los sistemas-mundo de los sujetos intervinientes en el acto de habla.

  11. El servicio bibliotecario de referencia

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    José Antonio Merlo Vega

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Las bibliotecas cumplen una función informativa. Se estudian los servicios de información que prestan las bibliotecas, así como las características del personal que los atiende y la infraestructura necesaria para su correcto funcionamiento. Se analiza la colección necesaria para esta actividad y el proceso que transcurre desde que un usuario realiza una consulta hasta que la misma es resuelta. Se concluye con el examen de los principales aspectos relacionados con la evaluación del servicio de referencia

  12. Más allá de la educación emocional. La formación para el crecimiento y desarrollo personal del profesorado. PRH como modelo de referencia

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    María Rosario FERNÁNDEZ DOMÍNGUEZ

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A lo largo de este trabajo se ofrece el esquema explicativo de la psicopedagogía PRH (Personalidad y Relaciones Humanas, enmarcada dentro de la perspectiva humanista de la psicología. Creada por André Rochais en 1970, hoy está extendida por los cinco continentes. Se aportan numerosos testimonios que acreditan su eficacia para la formación integral de profesores y estudiantes. El artículo hace un análisis del esquema de la personalidad desde la citada perspectiva, haciendo hincapié en la influencia que tienen los educadores en el desarrollo de la personalidad de niños y adolescentes y señalando los principales objetivos de la educación, encaminados a que éstos consigan la madurez personal, desarrollen todos sus valores, alcancen la libertad, escuchen los mensajes del cuerpo y lo que sienten, y encuentren los medios para crecer como personas. Se analizan, también, las actitudes del educador que favorecen el desarrollo de la personalidad de los estudiantes, así como la postura que éste debe adoptar ante sus necesidades, imprescindibles para que se produzca un desarrollo armonioso y equilibrado, subrayando la importancia de que los educadores lleven a cabo un proceso de crecimiento y desarrollo personal, que les lleve a conseguir una solidez suficiente para afrontar los retos de la educación; y se defiende la psicopedagogía PRH como modelo de referencia para la formación de profesores y educadores. Señala que, más allá de la educación emocional, resulta imprescindible que éstos hagan un camino que les conduzca a la madurez y a la solidez personal. A través de testimonios de profesores y profesoras de diferentes procedencias geográficas, niveles educativos y especialidades, muestra cómo esta psicopedagogía influye positivamente en su crecimiento como personas, lo que se manifiesta en mayor toma de conciencia, en nivel de madurez, en capacidad para conducir la propia vida, en equilibrio afectivo... Pone también de relieve

  13. This Pedagogical Work as a Reference to the Research in Physical Education El Trabajo Pedagogico como Referencia para la Pesquisa en Educación Fisica O Trabalho Pedagógico como Referência para a Pesquisa em Educação Física

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    2008-08-01

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    The purpose of this article is to deepen the concept of pedagogical work reference for research in physical education, and under which cientifical bases (epistemological and philosophical (gnoseologic and ontological establish this as a central concept in treatment with the knowledge of the school in current reality of brazilian education inserted into the capitalist mode of production. This conception of pedagogical work leave from a perspective of science understood as product social historic, a phenomenon in continuous evolution, included in the movement of the social formations and determined by the interests and social conflicts which it produces.

    El objectivo deste articulo es aprofundar el concepto de trabajo pedagogico como referencia para la pesquisa en educación fisica, aunque en cual bases cientificas (epistemologicas y filosoficas (gnoseologica y ontologica estabelecen esto como un concepto central en el trato con el conocimiento de la escuela en la actual realidad de la educación brasileña adentrada en el modo de produción capitalista. Esta concepción de trabajo pedagogico parte de una perspectiva de ciencia comprendida como un producto social historico, un fenómeno en continua evolución,  adentrada en el movimiento de las formaciones sociales e determinadas por los intereses e conflictos sociales en los cuais se producen.

    O objetivo deste artigo é  aprofundar o conceito de trabalho pedagógico enquanto referência para a pesquisa em educação física, bem como sob quais bases científicas (epistemológicas e filosóficas (gnoseológicas e ontológicas estabelecem este como um conceito central no trato com o conhecimento da escola na atual realidade da educação brasileira inserida no modo de produção capitalista. Esta concep

  14. El Sistema de Referencia Celeste convencional de la IAU

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    Arias, E. F.

    La Unión Astronómica Internacional (IAU) recomendó la adopción de un nuevo sistema de referencia celeste baricéntrico cuyo plano fundamental y origen de ascensiones rectas estén próximos, respectivamente, al ecuador y equinoccio dinámicos J2000.0. El nuevo sistema de referencia estará materializado por las posiciones J2000.0 de radiofuentes extragalácticas determinadas con la técnica de interferometría de larga línea de base (VLBI). El Working Group on Reference Frames de la IAU (WGRF) decidió adoptar (Grasse, 1995) al sistema de referencia celeste extragaláctico del Servicio Internacional de la Rotación Terrestre (IERS) como futuro sistema de referencia celeste convencional bajo el nombre International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) y encomendó su mantenimiento futuro al IERS. El marco de referencia que materializará al ICRS contiene posiciones precisas J2000.0 de más de 600 radiofuentes extragalácticas. Las coordenadas fueron ajustadas en una única solución VLBI en la cual se incluyeron todas las observaciones realizadas hasta octubre de 1995 con la técnica de adquisición de datos VLBI Mark III. Para minimizar los errores sistemáticos que pueden afectar la calidad del marco de referencia se introdujeron mejoras sustanciales en la modelización y en la selección de datos. Un subconjunto de objetos del marco de referencia se utilizó para referir las posiciones estelares determinadas con el satélite astrométrico Hipparcos al ICRS.

  15. Aspectos biosemióticos de la conciencia. En búsqueda de los signos de la vida y su referencia a la conciencia como principio teleonómico

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    Óscar Castro Garcia

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Tanto ciencia como filosofía han querido explicar la conciencia como culmen de nuestra experiencia vital. Inteligencia, intuición, conocimiento, emociones, capacidad de razonar, percepción, entre otras propiedades integradas en nuestra experiencia psicobiologica, nos acompañan ontogénica y filogénicamente. Pero no hay un consenso explicativo sobre la conciencia. Su atribución sólo al ser humano no parece hoy admisible tanto en ciencia, como en su comprensión profunda filosófica. Sería como si la etología pudiese conectar con la biología celular, incluso molecular y, así crear una etología comparativa. Nos referimos a todo ser vivo, al determinar aspectos muy concretos de lo que es «percibir el medio circundante», el umwelt de Jacob von Uexküll. Este artículo trata los rasgos biosemióticos neurales que pueden conducirnos a señales o signos que suponen conciencia o a características que comprendan transducción de información y su posterior respuesta consecuente. Hablaremos de la biosemiótica actual, en lo referente a los signos que provocan información en las máquinas celulares, para trascender el sentido de máquina celular cuando existen signos de percepción tanto de su autoorganización y como de su entorno (emergencia de la conciencia. Para ello nos centraremos en la biofísica de los microtúbulos (Hameroff-Penrose y de los biofotones del profesor Fritz Albert Popp aplicados a los procesos sinápticos del cerebro.

  16. Puntos de corte de perímetro de cintura para el diagnóstico de obesidad abdominal en población colombiana usando bioimpedanciometría como estándar de referencia

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    Richard Buendía

    2016-01-01

    A partir de este estudio se propone como definición de obesidad abdominal, el punto de corte de perímetro de cintura para hombres y mujeres, mayor o igual a 91 cm y mayor o igual a 89 cm, respectivamente. Esta medida conveniente, le permite al médico clasificar de forma adecuada a los pacientes con obesidad abdominal y síndrome metabólico.

  17. A articulação acrômio-clavicular como ponto de referência alternativo para o nível flebostático La articulación acromion-clavicular como punto de referencia alternativo para el nivel flebostático Acromion-clavicular joint as an alternative reference point for the phlebostatic level

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    Getúlio Rodrigues de Oliveira Filho

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O nível flebostático corresponde ao ponto médio do diâmetro ântero-posterior do tórax, ao nível do 4º espaço intercostal e constitui-se no ponto de referência padrão para o nível zero da pressão venosa central. Freqüentemente, durante anestesia, o acesso à face lateral do tórax é impossível. Este estudo teve por objetivo, derivar uma equação que possibilite a estimativa do nível flebostático a partir de variáveis antropométricas e da altura da articulação acrômio-clavicular. MÉTODO: Foram estudados 200 pacientes. O grupo 1 foi utilizado para derivação da equação e o grupo 2, para sua validação. Foram coletados dados antropométricos. O nível flebostático e a altura da articulação acrômio-clavicular foram medidos em decúbito dorsal. Regressão linear múltipla foi utilizada no grupo 1, tendo como variável dependente o nível flebostático, e independentes, as variáveis antropométricas e a altura da articulação acrômio-clavicular. No grupo 2, a concordância entre os valores do eixo flebostático observados e preditos pela equação foi testada pelo método de Bland-Altman. RESULTADOS: A equação resultante do grupo 1 foi: nível flebostático = 49,57 + (0,19 x Idade + (0,31 x Peso + (0,20 x altura da articulação acrômio-clavicular. A diferença média entre os valores preditos e observados do nível flebostático, no grupo 2 foi de 2,79 ± 7,62 mm. CONCLUSÕES: A equação apresentada neste estudo pode prever com precisão o ponto flebostático.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El nivel flebostático corresponde al punto medio del diámetro antero-posterior del tórax, al nivel del 4º espacio intercostal y se constituye en el punto de referencia patrón para el nivel cero de la presión venosa central. Frecuentemente, durante anestesia, el acceso a la fase lateral del tórax es imposible. Este estudio tuvo por objetivo, derivar una ecuación que posibilite la estimativa del

  18. La interconsulta y la referencia Interconsultation and referral

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    José Díaz Novás

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Se aborda el tema de la ínterconsulta y la referencia como habilidades esenciales del Médico de Familia, se explica su naturaleza y cómo llevar a cabo estos procedimientos, enfatizándose en la importancia de su desarrollo correcto, las causas que los motivan y la responsabilidad del médico con el paciente.Interconsultation and referral as essential skills of the family physician are approached. Their nature is also explained, as well as how to implement these procedures, making emphasis on the importance of their correct development, the causes motivating them and the responsibility of the doctor with the patient.

  19. ¿De qué hablamos cuando hacemos referencia a la psicosis ordinaria?

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    Llaneza, Sebastián

    2017-01-01

    Como es sabido estamos aquí reunidos en torno a una pregunta que podríamos formular del siguiente modo: ¿de qué hablamos cuando hacemos referencia a la psicosis ordinaria? Para empezar diré lo siguiente, expresaré una afirmación: cuando hablamos de psicosis ordinaria hacemos referencia a un sintagma que no alude a una nueva categoría diagnóstica. Es importante destacar que, con dicho término, no nos referimos a una nueva clasificación. Por esta misma razón, en el marco de una confer...

  20. Desenvolvimento da técnica de Moiré de sombra como alternativa de baixo custo para análise postural = Development of shadow Moiré technique as an alternative low-cost method for postural evaluation

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    Hertz, Hellen

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este estudo objetiva desenvolver uma técnica alternativa, fidedigna e de custo reduzido ao raio X, para avaliar a postura humana e problemas posturais. Materiais e métodos: O método é baseado em um tipo de técnica de Moiré que usa sombra para definir diferentes padrões de imagens. Foram construídos, testados e comparados três protótipos para padronizar as variáveis importantes inerentes a esta técnica. Resultados: Testes preliminares realizados com os protótipos 1 e 2 demonstraram suas limitações e conduziram ao desenvolvimento do protótipo final, que possibilitou visualizar a região torácica dorsal do indivíduo com melhor qualidade. A precisão desse terceiro protótipo, realizada através dos cálculos de calibração, apresentou um desvio padrão de 0,051, indicando uma baixa variação entre as franjas. Conclusão: Acredita-se que este estudo motivará o uso desta técnica como alternativa de baixo custo para uso em diferentes avaliações relacionadas à postura humana e doenças associadas

  1. Aspectos conceptuales para la investigación de la labor de bibliotecarios y bibliotecarias que proporcionan servicios de referencia

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    Alejandro-José Unfried-González

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Para llevar a cabo una investigación bibliotecológica que tome como objeto de estudio las actividades agrupadas bajo el término referencia, es necesario reconocer la complejidad de dicho objeto y construir los conceptos adecuados para abordarlo. Precisamente, con el término referencia se designa una actividad bibliotecaria compleja que puede ser abordada, al menos, desde cuatro perspectivas distintas determinadas por el empleo de uno o más conceptos clave. El concepto trabajo de referencia permite abordar específicamente la labor realizada por personas que proporcionan servicios de referencia en una biblioteca. De esta manera se establece una distinción teórica relevante entre funciones realizadas por las personas y servicios ofrecidos por la institución, adscribiendo esta labor particular a una noción amplia que parece ser apropiada para su caracterización: la de asistir, la cual concede un lugar no solo a cada una de las funciones reconocidas tradicionalmente al personal del servicio de referencia, sino a su doble dimensión creativa y productiva, lo que plantea a su vez la posibilidad de un enfoque cualitativo de investigación.

  2. Aspectos conceptuales para la investigación de la labor de bibliotecarios y bibliotecarias que proporcionan servicios de referencia

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    Alejandro-José Unfried-González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Para llevar a cabo una investigación bibliot ecológica que tome como objeto de estudio las actividades agrupadas bajo el término referencia, es necesario reconocer la complejidad de dicho objeto y construir los conceptos adecuados para abordarlo. Precisamente, con el término referencia se designa una actividad bibliotecaria compleja que puede ser abordada, al menos, desde cuatro perspectivas distintas determinadas por el empleo de uno o más conceptos clave. El concepto trabajo de referencia permite abordar específicamente la labor realizada por person as que proporcionan servicios de referencia en una biblioteca. De esta manera se establece una distinción teórica relevante entre funciones realizadas por las personas y servicios ofrecidos por la institución, adscribiendo esta labor particular a una noció n amplia que parece ser apropiada para su caracterización: la de asistir, la cual concede un lugar no solo a cada una de las funciones reconocidas tradicionalmente al personal del servicio de referencia, sino a su doble dimensión creativa y productiva, lo que plantea a su vez la posibilidad de un enfoque cualitativo de investigación.

  3. El servicio de referencia archivístico: retos y oportunidades

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    Navarro Bonilla, Diego

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available The service and the work of reference developed in archives are considered as one of the most succesful activities that make possible the relationship between patrons and arranged documents, showing the traditional social interest provided by archives. It is also analysed the useful interest derived from the conexion of reference services in libraries and archives. Moreover, the characteristics of the professional profile of the reference archivist are the keys to strengthen the archival reference service. Some items like developments of web finding aids allow the so called electronic reference to be one of the most interesting areas in the process of providing attention and service to the patrons. Finally, there is a reflection about the different ways that users choose to face the search and access to archival documents. Finally, the reference interview process is also reviewed.

    El servicio y el trabajo de referencia desarrollado en archivos son consideradas actividades que permiten canalizar la relación entre el usuario y los documentos organizados, favoreciendo la función social tradicionalmente atribuida al archivo. Se analiza el fructífero interés derivado de la interrelación entre el servicio de referencia llevado a cabo en bibliotecas y archivos. Junto a ello, la delimitación de un perfil de profesional especializado en archivística, responsable del servicio, constituye una de las claves para el afianzamiento de las actividades de referencia en el contexto del archivo. Aspectos como la elaboración de herramientas web de acceso a los documentos, así como instrumentos de descripción, hacen de la denominada referencia electrónica una de las áreas de mayor proyección en la atención, formación y estudio de usuarios de archivos. Junto a estos aspectos, el proceso que conforma la entrevista de referencia con el usuario, así como la caracterización de colectivos y modos de acceso a la documentación de archivo son

  4. Estilos de citas y referencias de documentos electrónicos

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    Sorli Rojo, Ángela; Merlo Vega, José Antonio

    2000-01-01

    La descripción formal de los documentos es una actividad documental que hasta el momento afectaba a un conjunto de documentos tipológicamente fáciles de identificar, debido a que presentaban soportes similares -generalmente en papel- y a que existía una larga tradición de normalización de las referencias bibliográficas. El desarrollo de la telemática como herramienta informativa y de comunicación ha obligado a los investigadores y a los profesionales de la documentación a establecer sistemas ...

  5. Ouabaina como Hormona

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    J. Hernando Ordoñez

    1996-01-01

    Comentario sobre su origen endógeno y sus aplicaciones terapéuticas

    Pocas drogas han sido más estudiadas que el grupo de los digitálicos, estrofantinas y ouabaina, cuyo estudio es objeto del presente trabajo.

    La ouabaina empezó a ser estudiada desde el siglo pasado. La primera referencia conocida corresponde a Pelikan, 1865 (1), como veneno que empleaban para las flechas en Gabón (Africa). (.)

  6. Determining postural stability

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    Lieberman, Erez (Inventor); Forth, Katharine E. (Inventor); Paloski, William H. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A method for determining postural stability of a person can include acquiring a plurality of pressure data points over a period of time from at least one pressure sensor. The method can also include the step of identifying a postural state for each pressure data point to generate a plurality of postural states. The method can include the step of determining a postural state of the person at a point in time based on at least the plurality of postural states.

  7. Búsqueda de series de referencia para el seguimiento de la señal regional del calentamiento global

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    José Daniel Pabón-Caicedo

    1995-01-01

    Full Text Available Como fase inicial de un estudio de los aspectos regionales del cambio climático se presenta un análisis preliminar de las series de registros de temperatura medias anuales para diferentes regiones y altitudes en territorio colombiano, con el propósito de seleccionar o conformar series de referencia para hacer el seguimiento del calentamiento global y para el estudio del cambio climático en general.

  8. Organización y manejo de la colección de cepas de referencia del Instituto Finlay

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    Elsie Iglesias

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available La Colección de Cultivos Microbianos del Instituto Finlay está constituida por cepas para la producción, la investigación y desarrollo de vacunas, así como de referencia para el control de la calidad de medios de cultivo, desinfectantes e higienizantes, entre otros. Mientras que la metodología para el manejo de los lotes de siembra de referencia de las cepas vacunales se encuentra adecuadamente establecida, en el caso de las cepas de referencia, la colección no se encontraba en óptimas condiciones. Por este motivo se elaboraron nuevos lotes de referencia a partir de cepas obtenidas de colecciones reconocidas y se estableció la documentación adecuada que incluye: expedientes de cada lote, los procedimientos normalizados de operación, los registros de elaboración y control de los lotes, las especificaciones de calidad y los certificados de ensayo.

  9. Referencias a las armas utilizadas en las luchas nobiliarias gallegas en el siglo XV

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    Fraga Díez, Guillermo Federico Carlos

    1988-12-01

    Full Text Available Como modestísima aportación al tema, recogemos las referencias que figuran en un documento del año 1524, pero que aluden a sucesos ocurridos a finales del siglo xv. Se trata del recuento —efectuado en presencia del notario Antonio del Corral— de las armas existentes en quince fortalezas de la dignidad arzobispal de Santiago. Como sería muy prolijo enumerar el armamento de cada fortaleza una por una, hacemos una relación general de dichas armas, con alguna ligera anotación que encontramos en otras fuentes de la época referentes a la utilización de tales armas, llamando la atención sobre la coexistencia de las que podríamos llamar tradicionales con las nuevas de fuego.

  10. Marcos de referencia de saberes digitales

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    Alberto Ramírez Martinell

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se muestra una recopilación de estándares, indicadores y recomendaciones elaboradas por organizaciones como OCDE, UNESCO, ISTE y ECDL sobre el uso de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TIC. Esta información la presentamos mediante el análisis de contenidos de cada uno de los cuatro criterios a partir de tres enfoques: saberes informáticos, literacidad informacional y ciudadanía digital, ya que –según las organizaciones estudiadas– esto, acompañado del desarrollo de competencias de tipo transversal, aseguran un impacto positivo de las TIC en el contexto académico.

  11. EL MICROCRÉDITO COMO INSTRUMENTO DE FINACIACIÓN AL SERVICIO DE LAS ENTIDADES DE ECONOMÍA SOCIAL. ESPECIAL REFERENCIA AL INSTRUMENTO EUROPEO DE MICROFINANCIACIÓN PROGRESS / MICROCREDITS AS A FINANCING INSTRUMENT FOR SOCIAL ECONOMY ENTITIES. SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EUROPEAN MICROFINANCING PROGRESS

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    Belén BAHÍA ALMANSA

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Dadas las características del entorno actual, en el que se ha producido un aumento de la sensibilidad hacia los problemas éticos, se ha globalizado la economía y estamos asistiendo a un aumento de la competencia, se ha producido un cambio en la concepción convencional de la organización. Aunque las sociedades cooperativas se centren en satisfacer las necesidades y deseos de sus socios, también trabajan por conseguir el desarrollo sostenible de la comunidad en la que se implantan, según el último de los principios de su cultura cooperativa. Esto supone que la cohesión social con su entorno sea considerada como una de las bases de la ventaja competitiva de la fórmula cooperativa. Como respuesta a la complejidad de la situación actual y para asegurar la supervivencia de la empresa aparece la teoría de los grupos de interés. Dicha teoría trata de lograr un buen gobierno a través de la integración de los objetivos de dichos grupos de interés en la organización. Por ello, vamos a estudiar cómo esta teoría es válida para las organizaciones cooperativas en la búsqueda de su ventaja competitiva / In the current environment, in which has increased the sensitivity to ethical issues, the economy has been globalized and are witnessing the rise of competition, there has been a change in the conventional view of the organization. Although cooperatives are focused on meeting the needs and desires of their partners are also working to achieve sustainable development of the community in which they are implanted, as the last of the cooperative principles of their culture. This implies that social cohesion with their environment is considered as a base of competitive advantage of the cooperative. In response to the complexity of this situation and to ensure the survival of this type of enterprises, it is necessary the theory of the stakeholders. This theory seeks to achieve good governance through the integration of the objectives of those

  12. Guide to Good Posture

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    ... you are moving or still, can prevent pain, injuries, and other health problems. What is posture? Posture is how you hold your body. There are two types: Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something. Static ...

  13. La educación inclusiva como derecho. Marco de referencia y pautas de acción para el desarrollo de una revolución pendiente / Inclusive education as a right. Framework and guidelines for action for the development of a pending revolution

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    Gerardo Echeita Sarrionandía

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Existe un creciente interés en todo el mundo por la idea de una “educación inclusiva”. En países más ricos, muchos jóvenes terminan la escuela sin tener aptitudes significativas, otros son dirigidos hacia distintos tipos de alternativas que les privan de la experiencia de una educación formal, y otros sencillamente deciden abandonar la escuela pues consideran que las lecciones que esta ofrece son irrelevantes en sus vidas. De ahí que el significado del término “educación inclusiva” o “inclusión educativa” continúa siendo confuso, con diferentes propuestas, como vamos a ver a continuación.Abstract: There is growing interest worldwide in the idea of "inclusive education". In richer countries, many young people leave school without significant skills, others are directed towards different types of alternatives that deny them the experience of formal education, and others simply choose to leave school because they believe that the lessons it offers are irrelevant to their lives. The meaning of "inclusive education" or "inclusive education" remains unclear, with different proposals, as we shall see below.

  14. Establecimiento de un material de referencia de trabajo para interleucina-2 recombinante

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    Maribel Vega

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen La interleucina-2 es una glicoproteína humana de 133 aminoácidos que resulta vital para obtener una respuesta inmunológica efectiva. En el Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología ha podido obtenerse por vía recombinante a partir de una cepa de Escherichia coli. Para el control de la calidad de cada lote producido se hizo necesaria la elaboración de un material de referencia de trabajo. En esta publicación se describen los pasos seguidos en la obtención del lote candidato y la preparación del material de referencia como tal. Se demostró que el patrón de trabajo preparado es homogéneo para el uso en las técnicas analíticas de control de calidad de la interleucina-2 y se predijo una pérdida de actividad inferior al 5 % anual mediante un estudio de estabilidad acelerada. Se obtuvieron valores adecuados para la pureza del material de referencia, evaluada por electroforesis y para la actividad biológica, que se estableció con trazabilidad al material de referencia internacional para este producto.Establishment of a working reference material for recombinant interleukin-2 Interleukin-2 is a human glycoprotein with 133 aminoacids that is crucial for attaining an effective immunological reaction. In the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology this protein has been obtained as a recombinant product from Eschericia coli bacteria. For the quality control of every batch produced, it was necessary to establish a working reference material. In this paper we describe the steps taken to obtain a candidate batch and the preparation of the working material as such. It was proved that the working pattern obtained.is homogenous for its use in the analytical techniques of quality control of interleukin-2. A loss of activity lower than an annual 5 % was predicted by an accelerated stability study. Adequate values were attained for the purity of the reference material, evaluated by electrophoresis, and for the biological

  15. El otro como punto de referencia para la educación en Europa

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    Wulf, Christoph

    2002-01-01

    En Europa la educación se tiene que convertir en una responsabilidad intercultural que considere las similitudes y diferencias entre las diferentes culturas. Cada cultura es una diversidad profunda. Por eso es importante fortalecer eso que es "otro" y apoyar la particularidades de cada cultura dada. Aceptar las diferencias es condición para crear una conciencia intercultural. El otro es un espejo en el cual vemos, descubrimos y nos investigamos a nosotros mismos. Él es la contraparte de l...

  16. Pautas para citar textos y hacer listas de referencias según las normas de la American Psichological Association (APA)

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    Ossa, Marcela

    2003-01-01

    La escritura de documentos, artículos, ensayos etc. implica seguir cuidadosamente algunas normas. La Revista EMA se guía para la edición de sus artículos por las normas de la American Psychological Association (APA). El presente documento tiene como objeto dar a conocer algunas de estas normas de tal modo que quien envíe un artículo para su publicación las utilice. Encontrarán algunas pautas para citar textos y hacer listas de referencias según las normas de la American Psychological Associat...

  17. Mejora de la calidad de las medidas de ozono mediante un fotómetro UV de referencia

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    C. Sánchez Blaya

    2001-11-01

    Full Text Available La Directiva 92/72/CE hace referencia al método de análisis descrito en la UNE 77-221:2000 y a que los analizadores de ozono se deben calibrar con un fotómetro UV de referencia o con un patrón transferido.De la necesidad de desarrollar un procedimiento que asegure la calidad y la trazabilidad de las mediciones en España, el Área de Contaminación Atmosférica ha decidido implantar un fotómetro UV de referencia NIST como patrón de ozono.Teniendo en cuenta los procedimientos empleados por EPA y NIST, se ha desarrollado un procedimiento de verificación consistente en la realización de 6 comparaciones del Patrón Transferido frente al Fotómetro UV de Referencia NIST, en días diferentes, analizándose, como mínimo, 5 concentraciones de ozono diferentes. Cada comparación se inicia y se finaliza siempre con una concentración de 0 ppb de O3. De cada comparación se obtiene una regresión lineal.Una vez realizadas las 6 comparaciones se obtiene la Recta de calibración y se calcula la incertidumbre asociada al patrón transferido.Se ha realizado la verificación de 17 patrones transferidos de los que 11 son fotómetros UV, 2 son generadores de ozono y 4 son generadores de ozono de bancos de dilución.De los resultados se concluye que las incertidumbres de los generadores de ozono, en general, son mayores que las de los fotómetros UV, recomendándose estos últimos como patrones transferidos.Destacar que mediante la utilización de los patrones transferidos para la calibración de analizadores de ozono se garantiza tanto la calidad como la trazabilidad de los datos generados.

  18. Referencias bibliográficas con LATEX usando software librever

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    Arroyo-Hernández, Jorge; Viguez-Ortiz, María Fernanda

    2017-01-01

    [ES] En un trabajo escrito de cualquier índole, la bibliografía es una sistematización ordenada de fuentes de información de las cuales se ha extraído algún resultado para retroalimentar los nuestros. Su uso adecuado asegura a los escritores y lectores usar y verificar los resultados de terceros sin apropiarse de estos. El presente trabajo provee una plataforma que automatiza la escritura de las referencias bibliográficas mediante el uso del pa...

  19. El espacio educativo y las referencias al género

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    Isabel CANTÓN MAYO

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La distribución del espacio en los centros educativos forma parte del currículum oculto de los mismos y las referencias al género en la distribución del mismo así lo demuestran. El artículo hace referencia a la noción de espacio en la educación partiendo de nociones pluridisciplinares: etimológicas, geográficas, filosóficas y educativas. Su vinculación histórica a la posesión, a la conquista y al dominio aporta elementos filogenéticos y ontogenéticos para determinar su uso y tradiciones ligadas al género en el centro educativo. La dimensión del centro como laberinto espacial se traduce en limitaciones para las mujeres. La distinta visión del espacio por hombres y mujeres tiene origen evolutivo; la división de las funciones de los géneros es consecuencia de la división en el sistema productivo. Los hombres han ocupado los espacios exteriores y han relegado a las mujeres a los interiores. Es posible ver el espacio con ojos distintos a los del propio género. Se trata de que hombres y mujeres compartamos la misma visión de los espacios que tiene el otro género para abarcar un ámbito más abierto y dinámico. En Educación los hombres han ocupado los espacios institucionales de poder en los centros educativos.

  20. Propuesta de modelo de referencia y contrarreferencia en el sistema de salud cubano

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    Félix J Sansó Soberats

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde que en 1996 se orientó que las historias clínicas individuales en la atención primaria de salud dejaran de ser ambulatorias, no existe un modelo oficial para la transferencia de pacientes a través del sistema de salud. Este trabajo consiste en presentar un proyecto de modelo de referencia y contrarreferencias para ser utilizado en dicho sistema. Previo a la confección del modelo se examinaron la antigua historia clínica individual ambulatoria y la hoja de egreso hospitalario; y se tuvieron en cuenta los resultados de investigaciones sobre el sistema de transferencia. La propuesta se confeccionó, procurando que cumpliera con los principios siguientes: único, práctico, integrador y se concibió para ser portado por el paciente durante la transferencia. Se expone el modelo y se recomienda su validación; así como normar y controlar el cumplimiento de las disposiciones relacionadas con el sistema de referencia y contrarreferencia.Since it was decided in 1996 that individual medical records in the primary health card would not longer be ambulatory, there is not an ofiicial model to transfer patients through the health system. This task consists in the presentation of a project for a reference and counter- reference model to be used in such a system. Prior to the creation of this model, the previous ambulatory individual medical record and the hospital discharge summary were examined; and the results of the investigations on the transference system were taken into acccount. On making the proposal, care was taken so that the model would meet the following principles: unique, practical and integrating. It was conceived to be carried by the patient during tranference. The model is presented and its validation is recommended. It is also suggested to establish and control the fulfillment of rules related to the reference and counter-reference system.

  1. Arquitectura de Software de Referencia para Objetos Inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas

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    Ariel Alejandro Segura

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La evolución de los sistemas embebidos, que tuvo lugar junto al bajo costo y ubicuidad de internet, ha tenido como resultado el paradigma Internet de las Cosas. El objetivo de este paradigma es convertir los objetos que nos rodean en objetos inteligentes de forma tal que, comunicándose a través de Internet, puedan percibir lo que sucede en su entorno y poder reaccionar frente a ello. Se han llevado a cabo numerosos trabajos en materia de estandarización para este paradigma como, por ejemplo, protocolos de comunicación, topologías de red y arquitecturas software de alto nivel que consideran, por sobre todas las cosas, cómo integrar todas las piezas de una solución de Internet de las Cosas en un solo sistema. Sin embargo, no se han identificado arquitecturas de software para la construcción del software de un objeto inteligente que describa los componentes básicos que se deben incluir. En este trabajo se propone una arquitectura de referencia para la construcción de objetos inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas cuyo objetivo es que los ingenieros de software tengan una estructura en la cual basarse y poder reutilizar.

  2. Exercise and Posture

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    ... About Spondylitis › Treatment Information › Exercise & Posture Print Page Exercise Exercise is an integral part of any spondylitis ... For First Responders For Chiropractors Research Article Archive Exercise Guidelines Having an exercise program that accomplishes your ...

  3. Conservación de soluciones de referencia de ácido úrico

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    María Victoria Licea Tornes

    1997-08-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron diferentes agentes preservantes para seleccionar el que proporcionara a las soluciones de referencia de ácido úrico un mayor tiempo de vida útil. Se investigó la estabilidad de las soluciones en un rango de concentración de 2 a 10 mg/dL (199-595 Fmol/L, manteniéndolas en diferentes condiciones de almacenamiento: 2-8 EC, temperatura ambiente y 37 EC. Los mejores resultados se observaron al emplear timerosal como preservo, ya que el coeficiente de correlación obtenido mediante un análisis de regresión lineal fue mayor que 0,9980 en el transcurso de 1 año para las soluciones almacenadas de 2 a 8 E C.Different preservative agents were studied in order to select the one which may provide a greater time of useful life to reference solutions of uric acid. Stability of solutions in a rank of concentrations from 2 to 10 mg/dL (199-595F mol/L was investigated keeping them under different conditions of storage: 2-8 EC, room temperature and 37 EC. The best results were observed when using thimerosal as a preservative agent since the correlation coeficient obtained by the analysis of linear regression was found to be higher than 0.9980 during 1 year for the solutions stored at 2-8 EC.

  4. Registro bibliográfico y referencia bibliográfica: una revisión conceptual

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    Catalina Naumis Peña

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se analiza la confusión entre registro bibliográfico y referencia bibliográfica,fruto quizás del uso del término bibliografía en el lenguaje natural. Este análisis se realiza a partir delreordenamiento en la nueva normatividad en curso y el significado en la teoría bibliográfica. En elmodelo conceptual internacional expresado en los Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records"(FRBR se explicita el uso de la misma normatividad tanto para descripciones catalográficas comobibliográficas. Organismos internacionales como la IFLA responden al vertiginoso crecimiento deinformación en diferentes soportes unificando la descripción de los mismos para orientar a losbibliógrafos del siglo XXI. La antigua dicotomía entre normas bibliográficas y reglas catalográficasdesaparece y permanecen los estilos de citas y referencias bibliográficas con datos mínimos paraacompañar los textos científicos, pero son insuficientes en un trabajo concebido desde una metodologíabibliográfica.

  5. Tratamiento de los marcadores discursivos en documentos de referencia y curriculares: el caso del MCER y del PCIC

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    Torre Torre, Aroa Mª

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo tenemos como objetivo analizar cómo el Marco Común Europeo de Referencia y el Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes tratan los marcadores discursivos dentro del conjunto de los elementos pragmáticos. Averiguar las pistas que se dan sobre este aspecto en los documentos de referencia y curriculares resulta de especial interés porque son los documentos más manejados por profesores, evaluadores y creadores de materiales. De hecho, las indicaciones que en ellos se ofrecen tienen una gran repercusión en la planificación y elaboración de propuestas didácticas para el aula de ELE. De la revisión minuciosa de estos documentos se desprende que en el MCER no se da un tratamiento sistemático o riguroso a los marcadores discursivos y que, en el PCIC, si bien se opta por una forma determinada de presentar los marcadores en el inventario, a lo largo del mismo se cae en algunos contrasentidos, especialmente en el caso de los conversacionales.

  6. Proyecto técnico preliminar para un laboratorio de materiales de referencia químico

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    Ramón Arango Caraballo

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    Full Text Available En la industria farmacéutica, los materiales de referencia químico son imprescindibles en las actividades de control de la calidad y en los procesos de aseguramiento de las diferentes producciones que se realizan. Estos permiten evaluar las características de las materias primas que intervienen en los procesos productivos y de los medicamentos que resultan de la producción, por lo que establecen la trazabilidad y confiabilidad de los resultados obtenidos. Este estudio presenta los pasos o aspectos técnico económicos necesarios, para el diseño conceptual de un laboratorio de producción de materiales de referencia químicos de trabajo en Cuba. Se describen las principales características de la edificación, las facilidades y equipamiento que debe existir en cada uno de ellos, así como el flujo de personal, materiales, productos y desechos de la producción, según establecen las regulaciones de buenas prácticas de fabricación de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS [1], adaptadas a las condiciones de un local existente.

  7. Postural ortostatisk takykardisyndrom

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    Brinth, Louise; Pors, Kirsten; Mehlsen, Jesper

    2014-01-01

    Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous condition of dysautonomia and suspected autoimmunity characterized by abnormal increments in heart rate upon assumption of the upright posture accompanied by symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion and sympathoexcitation. An increase...... in heart rate equal to or greater than 30 bpm or to levels higher than 120 bpm during a head-up tilt test is the main diagnostic criterion. Management includes both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment focusing on stress management, volume expansion and heart rate control....

  8. Body posture modulates action perception.

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    Zimmermann, Marius; Toni, Ivan; de Lange, Floris P

    2013-04-03

    Recent studies have highlighted cognitive and neural similarities between planning and perceiving actions. Given that action planning involves a simulation of potential action plans that depends on the actor's body posture, we reasoned that perceiving actions may also be influenced by one's body posture. Here, we test whether and how this influence occurs by measuring behavioral and cerebral (fMRI) responses in human participants predicting goals of observed actions, while manipulating postural congruency between their own body posture and postures of the observed agents. Behaviorally, predicting action goals is facilitated when the body posture of the observer matches the posture achieved by the observed agent at the end of his action (action's goal posture). Cerebrally, this perceptual postural congruency effect modulates activity in a portion of the left intraparietal sulcus that has previously been shown to be involved in updating neural representations of one's own limb posture during action planning. This intraparietal area showed stronger responses when the goal posture of the observed action did not match the current body posture of the observer. These results add two novel elements to the notion that perceiving actions relies on the same predictive mechanism as planning actions. First, the predictions implemented by this mechanism are based on the current physical configuration of the body. Second, during both action planning and action observation, these predictions pertain to the goal state of the action.

  9. El videojuego como material educativo: La Odisea

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    Belén Mainer Blanco

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La investigación se basa en la función educativa que pueden cumplir los videojuegos, un campo que consideramos inexplorado por tres motivos principalmente: su reciente incorporación, su impopularidad educativa (el rechazo el videojuego como herramienta de aprendizaje y considerado, por el contrario, como una distracción, y la incompleta incorporación de las nuevas tecnologías de información y comunicación (TIC en el ámbito familiar y educativo. En una segunda parte, se ha realizado una aplicación práctica tomando como referencia la gran obra universal “La Odisea”, cuya intención es mostrar la utilidad del videojuego como complemento educativo.

  10. Nuclear Posture Review

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    REVIEW margin for further delay in recapitalizing the physical infrastructure needed to produce strategic materials and components for U.S. nuclear... REVIEW 2018 This page left intentionally blank REVIEW NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW FEBRUARY 2018...OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE This page left intentionally blank REVIEW CONTENTS SECRETARY’S PREFACE

  11. Marco de referencia para el desarrollo de un sistema de apoyo para la toma de decisiones para la gestión de inventarios

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    Carlos Alberto Castro Zuluaga

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El principal objetivo de este artículo es presentar un marco de referencia para desarrollar un sistema de soporte a la toma de decisiones para la gestión de inventarios que permita definir técnicamente los parámetros de una política de control de inventario específica. El modelo propuesto puede ser utilizado de forma genérica en casi cualquier tipo de industria, el cual incluye las entradas fundamentales, una descripción de los procesos internos requeridos y las salidas esperadas. En la investigación se utilizaron métodos inductivos-deductivos para definir el marco de referencia propuesto, el cual se fundamenta en dos indicadores clave en la gestión de inventario: niveles de servicio y costos. Finalmente, mediante una simulación es posible concluir que utilizando los parámetros teóricos para el modelo de inventario punto de reorden-cantidad fija, que son encontrados por el marco de referencia propuesto, se obtienen aproximadamente los valores esperados tanto de los niveles de servicio como de los costos.

  12. POSTURAL SHOCK IN PREGNANCY

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    Wilkening, Ralph L.; Knauer, John; Larson, Roger K.

    1955-01-01

    Signs and symptoms of shock may be produced in some patients in late pregnancy by putting them in the dorsal recumbent posture. Change from this position will relieve the condition. The features of the supine hypotensive syndrome can be duplicated by applying pressure to the abdomen with the patient in a lateral position. The postural variations of venous pressure, blood pressure, and pulse appear to be due to obstruction of venous return from the lower portion of the body caused by the large uterus of late pregnancy compressing the vena cava. When shock is observed in a woman in late pregnancy, she should be turned to a lateral position before more active measures of treatment are begun. ImagesFigure 1. PMID:14351983

  13. Responsabilidades en Prevención de riesgos laborales; Especial referencia a la responsabilidad penal

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    Fernández Fernández, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    En este proyecto fin de grado se abordan las responsabilidades empresariales de prevención de riesgos laborales; civiles, administrativos, penales y recargo de prestaciones por incumplimiento de la normativa de prevención de riesgos laborales, con referencias jurisprudenciales y normativa vigente. Se hace especial referencia a la responsabilidad penal detallando los distintos tipos de delito; de peligro y de resultado, con sus distintas modalidades dolosa e imprudente, en su...

  14. Aspectos jur??dicos administrativos de la asistencia social y de los servicios sociales: especial referencia a la comunidad aut??noma andaluza

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    Roca Xirau, Pilar

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    Situaci??n actual en la actividad prestacional p??blica de la asistencia social y de los servicios sociales en el ??mbito de la Comunidad Aut??noma Andaluza con especial referencia al sector de poblaci??n constituido por los mayores como grupo de atenci??n espec??fica. Consta de los siguientes apartados: Breve Evoluci??n hist??rica; la evoluci??n de la prestaci??n asistencial p??blica desde la beneficencia a la asistencia social: La pol??tica comunitaria: la atenci??n a los m??s desfavorecido...

  15. Impacto de la radiología digital en la dosis de referencia de radiología intraoral española

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    Velasco Hidalgo, Francisco

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    INTRODUCCION: las dosis de referencia (DRLs) son los niveles de dosis administradas a los pacientes en exposiciones de radiodiagnóstico médico que no deben sobrepasarse y pueden ser utilizados como indicadores en los procesos de optimización radiológica. A raíz de las publicaciones iniciales para reducir las dosis de radiación en los EE.UU. En odontología, se incluyen estas recomendaciones en las directrices europeas sobre protección radiológica en radiología dental; sin embargo, hemos encont...

  16. Ouabaina como Hormona

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    Comentario sobre su origen endógeno y sus aplicaciones terapéuticas

    Pocas drogas han sido más estudiadas que el grupo de los digitálicos, estrofantinas y ouabaina, cuyo estudio es objeto del presente trabajo.

    La ouabaina empezó a ser estudiada desde el siglo pasado. La primera referencia conocida corresponde a Pelikan, 1865 (1, como veneno que empleaban para las flechas en Gabón (Africa. (.

    (. Vinieron luego los trabajos de Fraser, 1869, (2, 3, 6, Polaillon, 1871 (4, Amaud, 1888 (5, Vaquez y Lutembacher, 1917 (7, Stoll, 1939 (8, Lapicque, 1929 (9, Wiggers, 1927 (10, Ytantos otros (11, 12, 13. En la obra de Kisch (14 aparecen más de 700 referencias bibliográficas sobre el particular.

    Ouabaina de origen endógeno. Purificación
    Durante muchos años se conoció la ouabaina como de origen vegetal, elaborada por las plantas Strophanthus Glaber(k-estrofantina,AcocantheraOuabaio(Ouabaina yStrophanthus Kombe (k-estrofantina y kestrofantósido. Una propiedad común a todos los digitálicos, estrofantina y ouabaina es que todos son inhibidores de la bomba de Na-K, encargada de regular la salida de Na y la entrada de K celular.

    Estudiando los inhibido res de esta bomba han encontrado en años recientes resultados extraordinarios en relación con el origen endógeno de algunos de estos inhibidores, entre ellos la ouabaina. Por considerarlos de extrema importancia y actualidad científica me permito citar algunos de ellos. Hamlyn y Manunta (15, 16, 17, 18, Y 19 hicieron estudios sobre el particular y lograron identificar en el plasma humano un compuesto igual a la ouabaina. Estos hallazgos fueron confirmados después por otros autores (20, 21, 22, 23 Y24.

    Ham bl yn (19 da varios argumentos que ponen en evidencia que el compuesto químico encontrado es ouabaina pura, y, lo que es más interesante, que tiene un origen endógeno. a Por espectroscopia de alta resoluci

  17. The differences in postural reactions between scoliosis and scoliotic posture

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    Jacek Wilczyński

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research was to demonstrate the differences in amplitudes of postural reactions in girls with scoliotic posture and idiopathic scoliosis. 28 girls aged 7-18 years old were involved in the study. Children attended to the Interschool Centre of Corrective Exercises in Starachowice. The research was conducted in June 2011. Spine research was made by Exhibeon digital radiography. Based on the size of the angle of spinal curvature there were identified: scoliotic posture: 1-9° and scoliosis: ≥10°. Postural reactions were examined by static-dynamic Tecnobody’s ST 310 Plus Stability System platform. There were 21 (75% children with scoliotic posture, and 7 (25% with idiopathic scoliosis. Student's t-test showed a significantly higher postural reactions for scoliosis in relation to scoliotic postures in case of: Average Forward-Backward Speed (OE, (p=0,05, Medium-Lateral Standard Deviation X (CE, (p=0,002, and Ellipse area (CE, (p=0,012. To verify the significant differences, demonstrating the lack of homogeneity of variance, the Mann–Whitney U-test has been used, which showed a significant differences between the scoliotic posture and scoliosis in case of: Medium-Lateral Standard Deviation X (CE, (p=0,0012, Average Forward-Backward Speed (OE, (p=0,0548, and Ellipse area (CE (p=0,0047. Together with an increase of the angle of curvature, the value of these postural reactions also grew. Most of postural reactions didn’t fit the norm.

  18. El empowerment como predictor del compromiso organizacional en las Pymes

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    Ríos Manriquez Martha; Téllez Ramírez María del Rayo; Ferrer Guerra Julian

    2010-01-01

    La relación entre las variables de empowerment y compromiso organizacional ha sido un campo poco explorado desde la perspectiva organizacional. Esta investigación establece el nivel de influencia del empowerment queexperimentanloscolaboradores con respecto al compromiso hacia la organización para la cual laboran. Se utiliza como referencia un modelo generado con base en la descripción del empowerment en cuatro dimensiones: significado, competencia, autodeterminación e impacto; y del compromis...

  19. Chequeos de Referencias, Habilidad Mental General y Experiencia: Un Estudio de Validez de Constructo

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    Mario Lado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El término "referencias" hace alusión a la información sobre ciertas características personales relacionadas con el comportamiento laboral de una persona y que otra persona (normalmente un jefe directo aporta sobre la primera. Las referencias se basan en el supuesto de que "el mejor modo de averiguar algo sobre alguien es preguntándole a alguien que lo conozca" y son un método ampliamente utilizado y potencialmente eficaz para la selección de personal. El objetivo general de este artículo es responder a la siguiente pregunta: ¿qué miden realmente las referencias? Para ello se han recogido los estudios primarios existentes en la literatura sobre esta materia y se han aplicado diversas técnicas meta-analíticas. Los resultados indican que las referencias miden principalmente Habilidad Mental General y Experiencia. Asimismo, se hacen sugerencias de estudio para averiguar otros constructos que pudieran estar integrados en las referencias.

  20. La libertad de creación y producción científica : especial referencia a la ley de investigación biomédica

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    Yolanda Gómez Sanchez

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available No hay en la Constitución española una referencia directa y explícita a la investigación biomédica ni encontramos tampoco en el Texto Fundamental referencias a otros problemas derivados de estas nuevas tecnologías. Sí contiene la Constitución, sin embargo, referencias directas a la investigación en general (arts. 44.2, 148.1.17 y 149.1.15; y ha reconocido, como derecho fundamental, la producción y creación científica en el artículo 20.1b. En este artículo se defiende que la libertad de investigación forma parte del contenido esencial del derecho fundamental a la producción y creación científica. Se analizan también los principios que integra la Ley de Investigación Biomédica y se cuestiona la ausencia en esta Ley de referencias explícitas al dereco a la libertad y a la igualdad

  1. POSTUR PADA WANITA HAMIL

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTIntroduction: Pregnancy effects in changes on all body systems leading to a new balance women and maternal adaptation.Weight gain in pregnant women from both the uterus and breast development generally occurs at the front of the body, butwhen standing they were still able to maintain a posture that does not face. The purpose of this article is to examine thereasons why pregnant women do not fall to front and how the good attitude of the pregnant woman's body.Materials and Methods: Material of this article are literatures related to pregnancy and the pregnant woman's bodyp o s t u r e , a n d t h e y w e r e c o l l e c t e d b y l i t e r a t u r e ' s s t u d y a n d l i t e r a r y s t u d y .Discussion: Increased abdominal distension that makes tilting the pelvis forward, decreased abdominal muscle tone andincrease weight gain in late pregnancy requires a readjustment spinal curvature. Woman's center of gravity shifts forward.Lumbosakrum normal curve should be more curved and the curvature of the servikodorsal be formed to maintain balance.Assessment of anterior view, lateral and posterior body should include an understanding of the physical structures such asjoints and muscles as well as how the meridian pathways. To compensate for the anterior position of the enlarged uterus,lordosis shifting center of gravity to the back of the lower limbs. There is an increased sacroiliac joint mobility,sakrokoksigeal, and pubic joints during pregnancy, possibly due to hormonal changes. Individual assessments will berequired to determine the pattern of muscle for every person, especially for those who have musculoskeletal problems.Conclusions and Recommendations: The size of the stomach in a pregnant woman, then the gravity of the body changes.Body to be biased toward the rear, but this position makes your back hurt. Advice for pregnant women in order to maintainyour posture as follows: head upKeyword : Posture, Pregnancy, Women.

  2. LA IDENTIDAD LINGÜÍSTICA DE LA JUVENTUD CUBANA: ¿EL INSULTO COMO NUEVO ACCESORIO CULTURAL?

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    Arian Laverdeza Reyes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El ensayo científico vislumbra el fenómeno del uso del lenguaje entre los jóvenes cubanos en el siglo XXI. En él se analizan con detalle los posturas verbales que engrosan la identidad juvenil del contexto nacional. Para ello se toma al insulto como acto pragmático fundamental, variable que a la vez conduce el análisis general de estas posturas asumidas entre los hablantes del citado grupo etáreo. En el trabajo se hace referencia a las “contribuciones” del universo juvenil cubano a la identidad cultural. Se establecen de igual modo las pautas para identificar la presencia de una cultura en renovación y desprovista de fronteras culturales. Lo lingüístico sirve de muestra para caracterizar, desde lo sobreentendido como tabú, a la cultura cubana que se manifiesta en los jóvenes a través de un lenguaje semejante a su tiempo y no a sus tradiciones. ABSTRACT The scientific essay sees the phenomenon of language use among young Cubans in the XXI century. In a detailed analysis verbal postures that swell youth identity of the national context. To do this you take the insult as a fundamental pragmatic act, while variable that drives the overall analysis of these assumed positions between speakers of that age group. At work reference to "contributions" of Cuban youth cultural identity universe is made. Likewise establishes guidelines for identifying the presence of a culture devoid of renewal and cultural boundaries. The language used to characterize sample from understatement as taboo, to Cuban culture that manifests in young people through such language in time and not to their traditions.

  3. Valoración de la formación recibida usando un perfil de referencia basado en competencias profesionales

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    Mónica Maldonado Rojas

    Full Text Available Introducción: La formación profesional está hoy en día promoviendo la implementación de opciones educativas basadas en modelos por competencias. El presente trabajo tuvo como propósito establecer un perfil de referencia basado en competencias profesionales para la carrera de Tecnología Médica de la Universidad de Talca y usando éstas como indicadores, conocer la auto percepción que tienen los egresados respecto del grado en que fueron adquiridas durante su formación. Material y métodos: Se realizó una investigación de tipo exploratoria, mediante una encuesta autoaplicada que contenía un conjunto de indicadores que correspondían a competencias establecidas previamente en un perfil de referencia, cuya estructura considera diferentes áreas de desempeño. El perfil fue validado por juicio de expertos, determinando el grado de congruencia a través del coeficiente de Serafine. La construcción de la información se realizó a partir de las repuestas, las que fueron codificadas y representadas en porcentajes y posteriormente analizadas bajo categorías interpretativas. Resultados: La evaluación que se hace considera el porcentaje de egresados que valoró el logro de las competencias por área de desempeño en los niveles más altos. Los resultados obtenidos fueron: Para el área asistencial el 72,9 %, para el área investigación un 59 %, para el área de docencia un 44%, para el área administrativa un 27,1% y para el área personal-social un 91,3 %. Conclusiones: Siguiendo el criterio de categorías interpretativas, el área personal social indica una gran fortaleza de la formación, el área asistencial y el área investigación se encuentran en un nivel satisfactorio y las áreas docencia y administración en niveles medianamente satisfactorio, siendo esta última la gran falencia de la formación. El currículo vigente es adecuado para asegurar el logro de gran número de competencias, pero se debe revisar con el objetivo de

  4. Body posture and postural stability of people practicing qigong

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    Jacek Wilczyński

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Correct and stable posture is essential for the implementation of the majority of voluntary movements and locomotion. The study of postural stability is an element of clinical trials evaluating physical activity in order to determine the optimal therapeutic procedures. Qigong exercises are not only a form of prevention, helpful in maintaining wellbeing, but also a means of therapy in many diseases, including disorders of postural stability. Aim of the research: To analyse the association between the quality of posture and postural stability of people practicing qigong. Material and methods : The study involved 32 people. The mean age of those tested was 54 years. Posture study used optoelectronic method Diers formetric III 4D. Postural stability was tested on the platform Biodex Balance System. The studies were performed at the Posture Laboratory of the Institute of Physiotherapy at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. Results and conclusions : Spearman rank order correlation showed a positive correlation of relative rotation of the spine area with a general indicator of stability (p = 0.0206 at an average level (R = 0.4075 and with the index of the stability A/P (p = 0.0310, although at a lower level (R = 0.3819. With the increase in the relative rotation of the spine area the overall stability indicator and stability indicator A/P also increased. Significant positive correlations were also seen for the surface rotation (+max and a general indication of the stability and the stability index A/P. With the increase of surface rotation (+max of the spine the overall stability indicator and stability indicator A/P also increased.

  5. Phosphated minerals to be used as radioactive reference materials; Minerais fosfatados para serem utilizados como materiais de referencia radioativos

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    Braganca, M.J.C.S.; Tauhata, L. [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Lab. Nacional de Metrologia das Radiacoes Ionizantes (LNMRI); Clain, A.F. [Universidade Severino Sombra, Vassouras, RJ (Brazil); Moreira, I. [Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/Rio), RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica

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    The production and the supplying of certified reference materials, or deliberated contaminated materials containing natural radionuclides for laboratories which analyses environmental samples are fundamentals for the correct measurements of their radioactive levels. This analysis quality represents a important step for the safeguards of the population health, and quality control of the imported and exported products, such as minerals, agricultural and raw materials. The phosphate rocks, containing significant concentrations of thorium, and used as raw material and fertilizers justified a study for better characterization and distinction to be used cas certified reference radioactive materials. Therefore, samples from the two carboanalytical-alkaline chimneys (Araxa and Catalao), and one from metasedimentar origin (Patos de Minas), distant 100 km from each other, were collected and chemical and cholecystographic characterized by optical emission, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence. The element concentrations were determined by neutron activation analysis, ICP-MS and ICP-AES. The results, after multivariate statistical analysis and study of correlations among elements, have shown geochemical similarities of the phosphates from Araxa and Catalao, and differences from Patos de Minas, despite of the geographic proximity. The concentration of thorium between 200 and 500 (mg/g) allows to use such minerals as reference materials.

  6. REFERENCIAS DE ATENCIÓN FARMACEÚTICA EN INTERNET

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    José Ramón García Soláns.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de Atención Farmacéutica como una nueva práctica de la profesión farmacéutica se empieza a desarrollar a partir de 1991. Aunque el término "Pharmaceutical Care" ya había sido usado antes, es a partir de esta publicación cuando se le dota del contenido que ahora conocemos. En castellano el término "atención farmacéutica" acaba asentándose Estamos asistiendo a un incremento progresivo de documentos en Internet sobre atención farmaceútica. Este trabajo expone sucintamente una serie de sitios con documentación relevantes sobre este area farmaceutica Hemos realizado un muestreo de imágenes de glomérulos con estos depósitos en Internet, anotando unos cuantos sitios web, de fácil acceso y de interés iconográfico.

  7. Caracterización de infecciones por bacterias productoras de BLEE en un hospital de referencia nacional

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    Paul J Tejada-Llacsa

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La resistencia mediante la producción de betalactamasa de espectro extendido (BLEE es la resistencia microbiana más común y de importancia en salud pública. Objetivos: Describir las características de las infecciones por bacterias productoras de BLEE en un hospital de referencia nacional. Diseño: Estudio transversal descriptivo. Lugar: Hospital Nacional Daniel Alcides Carrión, Callao, Perú. Materiales: Registros de los cultivos de secreciones realizados en el Laboratorio de Microbiología del HNDAC en el año 2012. Métodos: Se analizó datos del paciente (edad, sexo y servicio del cual se recibió la muestra y datos de la muestra (fecha de obtención, el tipo de muestra, el microrganismo encontrado, el antibiograma detallado y su calificación como bacteria productora de BLEE. Principales medidas de resultados: Características de las infecciones por bacterias productoras de BLEE. Resultados: Se recolectó 3 149 muestras, 70,9% (2 235 fueron de mujeres; 29,4% fueron cultivos positivos para bacterias productoras de BLEE. Los servicios críticos obtuvieron la mayor prevalencia, y los meses donde se encontró mayor presencia fueron abril (34,7% y julio (34,7%. Tanto E. coli (72,4% como Klebsiella sp. (20% fueron las prevalentes. No se encontró resistencia para imipinem, tanto para E. coli como para Klebsiella sp. Conclusiones: La prevalencia fue similar a la de América Latina (34,6%. Se presenta más evidencias de una alta presencia en consulta externa y en mayores de 46 años; siendo así un problema de salud pública.

  8. Imaging Posture Veils Neural Signals

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    Robert T Thibault

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Whereas modern brain imaging often demands holding body positions incongruent with everyday life, posture governs both neural activity and cognitive performance. Humans commonly perform while upright; yet, many neuroimaging methodologies require participants to remain motionless and adhere to non-ecological comportments within a confined space. This inconsistency between ecological postures and imaging constraints undermines the transferability and generalizability of many a neuroimaging assay.Here we highlight the influence of posture on brain function and behavior. Specifically, we challenge the tacit assumption that brain processes and cognitive performance are comparable across a spectrum of positions. We provide an integrative synthesis regarding the increasingly prominent influence of imaging postures on autonomic function, mental capacity, sensory thresholds, and neural activity. Arguing that neuroimagers and cognitive scientists could benefit from considering the influence posture wields on both general functioning and brain activity, we examine existing imaging technologies and the potential of portable and versatile imaging devices (e.g., functional near infrared spectroscopy. Finally, we discuss ways that accounting for posture may help unveil the complex brain processes of everyday cognition.

  9. Controle postural em indivíduos portadores da síndrome de Down: revisão de literatura Postural control in individuals with Down syndrome: a review

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    Regiane Luz Carvalho

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho consistiu numa revisão da literatura sobre controle postural em indivíduos portadores da síndrome de Down, por meio de consulta às bases de dados Medline, Lilacs e Web of Science. Dentre os artigos publicados nos últimos 16 anos, selecionaram-se 30, dos quais 7 focalizam a natureza dos défices no sistema de controle postural, como alterações neurobiológicas e biomecânicas, e 23 enfocam o controle postural no período de desenvolvimento (11 artigos e em adolescentes e adultos (12 artigos portadores da síndrome. Discutem-se os marcos teóricos que conformam a compreensão do desenvolvimento postural e seus défices, bem como as implicações dessa compreensão para a prática da fisioterapia.This is a review of literature on postural control in individuals with the Down syndrome, by searching in Medline, Lilacs and Web of Science data bases. Among articles published in the last 16 years, 30 were selected, of which 7 focus on postural control system deficits, such as neurobiological and biomechanical alterations, and 23 focus postural control development (11 articles and in adolescents and adults (12 articles with the Down syndrome. The theoretic bases for understanding posture control development and deficits are discussed, in view of their implications for physical therapy practice.

  10. Preparación y caracterización de un Material de Referencia de Trabajo de Acetil Colina para determinar Grupos Oacetilo en polisacáridos vacunales

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    Nuris Iglesias

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available El control de la calidad de los polisacáridos vacunales exige la evaluación del contenido de grupos O-acetilo, que conjuntamente con otros índices, proporciona criterios de la integridad molecular importantes para su inmunogenicidad, como en el caso del polisacárido Vi de Salmonella typhi. El método comúnmente empleado es colorimétrico y requiere de un material de referencia de cloruro de acetil colina para preparar la curva de calibración contra la que se comparan las muestras en estudio. Generalmente, se adquiere el reactivo comercial (sólido y de éste se prepara la solución de referencia. Esto genera imprecisiones por errores de pesada, características higroscópicas del reactivo, temperatura y tiempo de conservación, entre otras, que influyen en la estimación del contenido de O-acetilo de las muestras. En este trabajo se describe la preparación y caracterización de un Material de Referencia de Trabajo (MRT de Acetil Colina, liofilizado, para ser empleado en los laboratorios del Instituto Finlay involucrados en el control de la calidad de los polisacáridos purificados de Neisseria meningitidis serogrupo C y Salmonella typhi. Para su caracterización se empleó como referencia el producto de SIGMA. Los parámetros evaluados fueron: linealidad (r2 ≥ 0,99, precisión intermedia (CV=2,63%, reproducibilidad (CV=2,73%, exactitud (recuperación: 96% y estabilidad (10 meses hasta el momento actual. Los resultados obtenidos en la evaluación de este MRT demostraron que es adecuado para el ensayo. Esto ha sido corroborado durante más de 10 meses de uso en la rutina del laboratorio.

  11. Interactions between posture and locomotion: motor patterns in humans walking with bent posture versus erect posture.

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    Grasso, R; Zago, M; Lacquaniti, F

    2000-01-01

    Human erect locomotion is unique among living primates. Evolution selected specific biomechanical features that make human locomotion mechanically efficient. These features are matched by the motor patterns generated in the CNS. What happens when humans walk with bent postures? Are normal motor patterns of erect locomotion maintained or completely reorganized? Five healthy volunteers walked straight and forward at different speeds in three different postures (regular, knee-flexed, and knee- and trunk-flexed) while their motion, ground reaction forces, and electromyographic (EMG) activity were recorded. The three postures imply large differences in the position of the center of body mass relative to the body segments. The elevation angles of the trunk, pelvis, and lower limb segments relative to the vertical in the sagittal plane, the ground reaction forces and the rectified EMGs were analyzed over the gait cycle. The waveforms of the elevation angles along the gait cycle remained essentially unchanged irrespective of the adopted postures. The first two harmonics of these kinematic waveforms explain >95% of their variance. The phase shift but not the amplitude ratio between the first harmonic of the elevation angle waveforms of adjacent pairs was affected systematically by changes in posture. Thigh, shank, and foot angles covaried close to a plane in all conditions, but the plane orientation was systematically different in bent versus erect locomotion. This was explained by the changes in the temporal coupling among the three segments. For walking speeds >1 m s(-1), the plane orientation of bent locomotion indicates a much lower mechanical efficiency relative to erect locomotion. Ground reaction forces differed prominently in bent versus erect posture displaying characteristics intermediate between those typical of walking and those of running. Mean EMG activity was greater in bent postures for all recorded muscles independent of the functional role. The waveforms

  12. Investigating the Effects of Different Working Postures on Cognitive Performance

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    Sharareh Mohammadi

    2018-01-01

    Conclusion This study demonstrates that cognitive performance is affected by working postures. This study demonstrates that standard sitting posture is the best posture. Therefore, it is recommended that sitting posture can help in increasing cognitive performance in the workplace.

  13. Parte tercera: análisis de las referencias bibliográficas

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    Fernando Villar Álvarez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: El avance del conocimiento se apoya en los resultados de las investigaciones precedentes, lo que en un artículo científico se refleja en las referencias bibliográficas. El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar el consumo de la información científica en la Revista Española de Salud Pública (RESP a partir de las referencias bibliográficas de los artículos originales publicados durante la década 1991-2000. Métodos: De las referencias bibliográficas de los 290 originales publicados en el período estudiado se extrajo la información relativa al año y a la fuente de publicación, tipo de documento, idioma y país de publicación, se calcularon los índices de obsolescencia, de Price y de aislamiento y el porcentaje de autocita, y se elaboró la distribución en núcleos de Bradford según las revistas fuente. Resultados: En el apartado de Bibliografía de los 290 originales se citó un total de 7.465 referencias. La media de referencias por artículo fue de 25,7. El índice de Price de 40,7. Los artículos científicos presentaron un índice de obsolescencia de 5, y los libros y capítulos de libros de 6. El 50,6% de las citas proceden de trabajos escritos en español. El índice de aislamiento de las referencias fue de 48,1. El primer núcleo de Bradford está formado por 10 revistas, las cuatro primeras de ellas son españolas. El índice de autocita fue del 3,8%. Conclusiones: El consumo de información de los originales publicados en la RESP muestra unos parámetros similares al de otras revistas españolas de ciencias de la salud en esos mismos años y en aquéllos que se diferencia de ellas podría explicarse por la idiosincrasia de la salud pública, que no se circunscribe a los patrones propios de las disciplinas clínicas.

  14. Cinerama sickness and postural instability.

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    Bos, Jelte E; Ledegang, Wietse D; Lubeck, Astrid J A; Stins, John F

    2013-01-01

    Motion sickness symptoms and increased postural instability induced by motion pictures have been reported in a laboratory, but not in a real cinema. We, therefore, carried out an observational study recording sickness severity and postural instability in 19 subjects before, immediately and 45 min after watching a 1 h 3D aviation documentary in a cinema. Sickness was significantly larger right after the movie than before, and in a lesser extent still so after 45 min. The average standard deviation of the lateral centre of pressure excursions was significantly larger only right afterwards. When low-pass filtered at 0.1 Hz, lateral and for-aft excursions were both significantly larger right after the movie, while for-aft excursions then remained larger even after 45 min. Speculating on previous findings, we predict more sickness and postural instability in 3D than in 2D movies, also suggesting a possible, but yet unknown risk for work-related activities and vehicle operation. Watching motion pictures may be sickening and posturally destabilising, but effects in a cinema are unknown. We, therefore, carried out an observational study showing that sickness then is mainly an issue during the exposure while postural instability is an issue afterwards.

  15. Thermoregulatory postures limit antipredator responses in peafowl.

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    Yorzinski, Jessica L; Lam, Jennifer; Schultz, Rachel; Davis, Melissa

    2018-01-05

    Many animals inhabit environments where they experience temperature fluctuations. One way in which animals can adjust to these temperature changes is through behavioral thermoregulation. However, we know little about the thermal benefits of postural changes and the costs they may incur. In this study, we examined the thermoregulatory role of two postures, the head-tuck and leg-tuck posture, in peafowl ( Pavo cristatus ) and evaluated whether the head-tuck posture imposes a predation cost. The heads and legs of peafowl are significantly warmer when the birds exhibit these postures, demonstrating that these postures serve an important thermoregulatory role. In addition, the birds are slower to respond to an approaching threat when they display the head-tuck posture, suggesting that a thermoregulatory posture can limit antipredator behavior. © 2018. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.

  16. Thermoregulatory postures limit antipredator responses in peafowl

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    Jessica L. Yorzinski

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Many animals inhabit environments where they experience temperature fluctuations. One way in which animals can adjust to these temperature changes is through behavioral thermoregulation. However, we know little about the thermal benefits of postural changes and the costs they may incur. In this study, we examined the thermoregulatory role of two postures, the head-tuck and leg-tuck posture, in peafowl (Pavo cristatus and evaluated whether the head-tuck posture imposes a predation cost. The heads and legs of peafowl are significantly warmer when the birds exhibit these postures, demonstrating that these postures serve an important thermoregulatory role. In addition, the birds are slower to respond to an approaching threat when they display the head-tuck posture, suggesting that a thermoregulatory posture can limit antipredator behavior.

  17. Formas reificadas de referenciação relativas a personagens de narrativas afiliadas ao lendário amazônico

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    Heliud Luis Maia MOURA

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste artigo é analisar, a partir dos pressupostos da Linguística Textual e do Sociocognitivismo, formas reificadas de referenciação relativas a personagens de narrativas afiliadas ao lendário amazônico. Tomo como fundamento teórico as postulações de Marcuschi (2007, Fillmore (1976, 1977, 1982, 1985, Feltes (2007, Goffman (1974, 1988, Tomasello (1988, 1992a, 1995a, 2003, Koch (2004, 2006, Geertz (2008, Ferreira (1986, Abbagnano (1962, para os quais, sob diversas perspectivas teóricas, as formas-processos referencial-reificatórios são resultados de reconstruções sociocognitivas e culturais de entidades e eventos em mobilização nas narrativas em estudo.

  18. Reflexiones sobre el capital globalizado en las relaciones de trabajo - especial referencia a la Unión Europea y el Mercosur

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    El tema planteado desea provocar una reflexión sobre los efectos del capital globalizado en las relaciones del trabajo, teniendo como referencia dos grandes bloques económicos que son la UE y el Mercosur. El primero se eligió por su historia y estructura; por la fuerza económica que tiene y por ser el único modelo de formación económica que guarda la característica de una estructura no solo económica, sino también, social y jurídica. El Mercosur, tuvo la intención de ser una UE, pero está ...

  19. Gait, posture and cognition in Parkinson's disease

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    Barbosa, Alessandra Ferreira; Chen, Janini; Freitag, Fernanda; Valente, Debora; Souza, Carolina de Oliveira; Voos, Mariana Callil; Chien, Hsin Fen

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    ABSTRACT Gait disorders and postural instability are the leading causes of falls and disability in Parkinson's disease (PD). Cognition plays an important role in postural control and may interfere with gait and posture assessment and treatment. It is important to recognize gait, posture and balance dysfunctions by choosing proper assessment tools for PD. Patients at higher risk of falling must be referred for rehabilitation as early as possible, because antiparkinsonian drugs and surgery do n...

  20. Thermoregulatory postures limit antipredator responses in peafowl

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    Jessica L. Yorzinski; Jennifer Lam; Rachel Schultz; Melissa Davis

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    Many animals inhabit environments where they experience temperature fluctuations. One way in which animals can adjust to these temperature changes is through behavioral thermoregulation. However, we know little about the thermal benefits of postural changes and the costs they may incur. In this study, we examined the thermoregulatory role of two postures, the head-tuck and leg-tuck posture, in peafowl (Pavo cristatus) and evaluated whether the head-tuck posture imposes a predation cost. The h...

  1. Postural ortostatisk takykardi-syndrom

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    Brinth, Louise; Pors, Kirsten; Mehlsen, Jesper

    2015-01-01

    Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous condition of dysautonomia and suspected autoimmunity characterized by abnormal increments in heart rate upon assumption of the upright posture accompanied by symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion and sympathoexcitation. An increase...... in heart rate equal to or greater than 30 bpm or to levels higher than 120 bpm during a head-up tilt test is the main diagnostic criterion. Management includes both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment focusing on stress management, volume expansion and heart rate control....

  2. Measuring postural sway in sitting

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    Curtis, Derek John; Hansen, Lisbeth; Luun, Malene

    2015-01-01

    group appeared to result from an equally stable trunk supported on a less stable pelvis. Mediolateral marker sway and intersegmental angular sway showed a clearer age dependency. Trunk postural control does not appear to differ between children older and younger than 10 years old, but sagittal plane...... and younger than 10 years old, participated in this study. The children sat unsupported for 30 s while their posture and sway were quantified using stereophotogrammetry. The tendency in both age groups was to sit with a backward tilted pelvis and a kyphotic trunk. The sitting position was most varied...

  3. Cómo aplicar los Niveles de Referencia a la elaboración de materiales didácticos: estudio sobre Pasaporte A1

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    Navarro Giner, Román M.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo surge como resultado del estudio de los Niveles de Referencia para el español (Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes, 2007, y del análisis de las múltiples aplicaciones que este ofrece para la elaboración de nuevos materiales didácticos. En primer lugar, trata de resumir los beneficios de los enfoques curriculares en la adquisición de lenguas. A continuación, revisa los intentos de diseñar bases curriculares comunes por parte de las autoridades educativas europeas, haciendo especial énfasis en describir la significancia histórica y metodológica que se dereiva de estas. El cuerpo del artículo se basa en el análisis de los Niveles de Referencia para el español, su formato y divisiones, y en en cómo tanto profesores como autores pueden utlizarlo para elaborar nuevos materiales adaptados al silabus propuesto. Con el fin de asentar una base común para trabajar con el documento, proponemos un modo de citación de los descriptores de nivel sencillo y explícito. Para concluir, sugerimos algunas posibles mejoras en el inventario, ya sea mediante la inclusión de algunos elementos, o a través de la reflexión sobre el orden dado a otros descriptores y, eventualmente, su cambio en aras de una mejor adaptación a las dinámicas y funcionamiento de clase.

  4. Postural Control in Children with Autism.

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    Kohen-Raz, Reuven; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Postural control was evaluated in 91 autistic, 166 normal, and 18 mentally retarded children using a computerized posturographic procedure. In comparison to normal children, the autistic subjects were less likely to exhibit age-related changes in postural performance, and postures were more variable and less stable. (Author/JDD)

  5. Automated Assessment of Postural Stability (AAPS)

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    performed a battery of standard clinical tests of dynamic posture, whereas the fourth subject performed the stereotyped postures (e.g. movements restricted...Processing & Control [2] Napoli A, Ward C, Glass S, Tucker C, Obeid I (2016) “Automated Assessment of Postural Stability System,” IEEE Engineering in

  6. Utilidad de winmedtra para conocer la prevalencia del tabaquismo en un hospital de referencia

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    A. Ranchal-Sánchez

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La creación de lugares de trabajo sin humo sigue siendo la medida de mayor implantación frente al tabaquismo. WinMedtra es la aplicación informática corporativa del Servicio Andaluz de Salud para la Vigilancia de la Salud. Objetivo: Aprovechando dicha aplicación, planteamos mostrar su utilidad para calcular la prevalencia de tabaquismo en un Hospital de referencia. Material y método: Estudio observacional a partir de los exámenes de salud realizados en 2013 (n=1672. Se extrajeron los datos relativos al consumo de tabaco de WinMedtra realizándose una estadística descriptiva e inferencial (prueba "t" de Student, análisis de varianza simple y Ji-Cuadrado. Resultados: La aplicación informática nos ha permitido obtener datos del hábito tabáquico en la población laboral estudiada. La prevalencia de sujetos fumadores activos fue de un 22,8% (IC95%:20,79%-24,81% y el 19,8% eran ex fumadores, por lo que el 77,2% no fumaba en el periodo del estudio (IC95%: 75,19%-79,21%. El consumo acumulado fue mayor en el grupo de los hombres que en el de las mujeres (21,08 ± 16,31 versus 15,38±13,28 paquetes-año (t: 3,61, p<0,001. Se obtuvieron diferencias significativas (p<0,001 al comparar la edad media de los no fumadores con respecto a la de los fumadores, (48,33± 9,82 versus 50,55 ± 7,62 años y a la de exfumadores (48,33 ± 9,82 versus 50,65 ± 8,32 años. En relación a la categoría laboral, el mayor porcentaje de "No fumadores" pertenecía al personal residente en formación (87% seguido del grupo de jefaturas (75%; siendo los auxiliares administrativos (34,7% y el los supervisores (33,3% quienes presentaban un mayor porcentaje de consumo tabáquico (Ji-cuadrado=131,23, p<0,001. Conclusiones: La aplicación informática puede ser útil para tener un conocimiento epidemiológico más exacto de la magnitud de conductas adictivas como el tabaquismo en centros de trabajo, obteniéndose en nuestro estudio una prevalencia de

  7. Más allá del mostrador de Referencia: del correo electrónico a la Web 2.0 = Beyond the Reference Desk: From Email to Web 2.0

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    Virginia Bazán

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    Full Text Available Se analiza el estado actual de las tecnologías en los servicios de referencia y las posibilidades que estas ofrecen para mejorarlos y ampliarlos. El mercado del software para la referencia digital es un mercado en constante evolución en el que es posible encontrar productos adecuados para cualquier modelo de referencia y para cualquier presupuesto. Desde productos de bajo coste o gratuitos, hasta productos que requieren de una inversión económica considerable. El software elegido debe estar en consonancia con el proyecto de referencia digital que la biblioteca desee prestar y con su capacidad para gestionar el cambio. Se examinan las distintas soluciones disponibles, desde el software básico hasta el software avanzado específicamente desarrollado para la referencia digital, así como las herramientas que ofrece la Web 2.0 para ampliar la oferta del servicio. Se estudian, además, los factores más importantes que deben tenerse en cuenta para realizar la elección más adecuada en función de los objetivos y las necesidades de cada biblioteca. Este trabajo pretende ser una guía útil que ayude a implantar servicios de referencia digital con éxito = The current state of the technologies in the services of reference and the possibilities that they offer to improve them and to expand them are analyzed. The market of software for the digital reference is a market in constant evolution in which it is possible to find adequate products for any model of reference for any budget. From low price (or free products to products of thousands of dollars. The chosen software should be in harmony with the library goals for a digital reference service and, with its capacity to negotiate the change. The different options of available software are examined, from the basic software to the advanced software specifically developed for the digital reference, as well as the solutions that Web 2.0 offers to expand the offering of the service. Besides, the most

  8. CONCORDANCIA EN LATALLA PARA LA EDAD ENTRE DIFERENTES REFERENCIAS DE CRECIMIENTO. CALDAS, COLOMBIA. 2006-2009

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    María Victoria Benjumea Rincón

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: en Colombia se han propuesto diversas referencias antropométricas para su uso en salud pública sin contar con un consenso sobre el ideal y han sido adoptadas sin estudios previos de validación. El objetivo de este estudio fue medir la concordancia en la clasificación de la talla para la edad entre tres referencias antropométricas para menores de 17 años asistentes al programa de nutrición de CONFAMILIARES, Caldas, Colombia. Métodos: estudio descriptivo de 31.961 menores de 17 años asistentes al programa de nutrición de CONFAMILIARES, Caldas, Colombia, entre 2006 y 2009. Las variables fueron la talla para la edad y el sexo. La clasificación antropométrica con las referencias del CentroNacional de Estadísticas en Salud de Estados Unidos (NCHS y de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS se llevó a cabo con Anthro y la del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC con EpiInfo 6.04d. Se calculó el puntaje Z diferenciado por sexo. Se estimó el coeficiente kappa para evaluar la concordancia entre las categorías antropométricas y se clasificó ésta con los puntos de corte de Altman DG. Resultados: la concordancia más alta se encontró entre las referencias del NCHS y de la OMS (niñas: 0,854; niños: 0,899, p=0,000, seguida de las del NCHS frente al CDC (niñas: 0,787; niños: 0,860, p=0,000 y de la del CDC comparada con la OMS (niñas: 0,754; niños: 0,829, p=0,000. Conclusiones: de acuerdo con los resultados podría usarse cualquiera de las tres referencias para evaluar la talla en este grupo de edad.

  9. Gait, posture and cognition in Parkinson's disease

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    Alessandra Ferreira Barbosa

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Gait disorders and postural instability are the leading causes of falls and disability in Parkinson's disease (PD. Cognition plays an important role in postural control and may interfere with gait and posture assessment and treatment. It is important to recognize gait, posture and balance dysfunctions by choosing proper assessment tools for PD. Patients at higher risk of falling must be referred for rehabilitation as early as possible, because antiparkinsonian drugs and surgery do not improve gait and posture in PD.

  10. Visual Vection does not Perturb Squatting Posture

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    Dietrich Gilles

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    Full Text Available Vision contributes fundamentally to the control of the standing posture. The illusion of self motion falsely perceived (vection increases postural sway while standing. In this paper we examine the effect of vection on both standing and deep squatting with the hypothesis that the squatting posture should not be disturbed by the conflict of sensory information due to vection. The results show that standing posture only was affected by the visual stimuli. The widespread use of squatting for work as well as rest could be due in part to this lack of effect of sensory perturbation on postural stability.

  11. Sistema de ayuda para la redacción de mensajes en un servicio de referencia por correo electrónico Help system for messages writing in a reference service via e-mail

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    Pedro Falcato

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo trata el origen, el desarrollo y las propiedades del sistema de ayuda que utiliza un servicio de referencia digital como apoyo para elaborar respuestas. Está basado en la compilación y clasificación de locuciones de uso frecuente cuya eficacia comunicativa ha sido puesta a prueba en la práctica, adaptadas de modo tal que el referencista puede emplearlas como módulos para construir los mensajes. Se exponen las principales características de la interfaz diseñada. Se tratan también los alcances y limitaciones que tiene un sistema de este tipo, así como la aplicabilidad de la idea que le dio origen para construir ayudas equivalentes en otros entornos de referencia.The article deals with the origin, development, and properties of the help system used by a digital reference service as a support to develop answers. It is based on the compilation and classification of frequently used idioms whose communication effectiveness was practically put to the test, adapted in such a way that the reference librarian can use them as modules to construct the messages. Main characteristics of the interface design are stated. Scopes and limitations of that kind of system are discussed as well as the compatibility of the original idea to build equivalent helps in some other reference environment.

  12. Hayao Miyazaki, la lámpara maravillosa. Un estudio de su cine y de sus referencias humanistas a la luz de las conexiones culturales entre Japón y Occidente

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    «Hayao Miyazaki, la lámpara maravillosa. Un estudio de su cine y de sus referencias humanistas a la luz de las conexiones culturales entre Japón y Occidente». Bajo este título, ofrecemos una completa y profunda investigación centrada en la obra integral del realizador nipón Hayao Miyazaki (1941), aunque con especial incidencia en sus once largometrajes, su única serie televisiva como director absoluto y algunos cortometrajes y mangas. Dicha investigación, en la que desgranamos los temas recto...

  13. Análisis de redacción de referencias y citas bibliográficas en literatura científica, a través del estudio de la normalización bibliográfica.

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    Borgoñós Martínez, Mª Dolores

    1999-01-01

    El trabajo presenta un acercamiento a la utilización de la normalización bibliográfica para efectuar referencias y citas bibliográficas en trabajos de investigación de Libros (Monografías) y Artículos de revista, tanto en soporte papel como electrónico. Se parte de la existencia de una gran variedad en las formas de citar y referenciar autores en la literatura científica, lo que provoca en los investigadores incertidumbre, y les obliga a variar continuamente la forma de presentación de sus tr...

  14. Influencia del microclima de proximidad frente a datos climáticos de referencia : aplicación en la zona climática D : el caso de Zaragoza

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    Tendero Caballero, Ricardo

    2017-01-01

    Los parámetros empleados para realizar las clasificaciones climáticas no permiten, por sí solos, ni la definición de la arquitectura más apropiada para un determinado lugar, ni la de sus componentes, por ello es necesario definir el entorno climático que permitirá establecer las estrategias de diseño adecuadas, que se denominará como microclima de proximidad (MP). Para definir el MP se tienen en cuenta las series climáticas en el entorno próximo al edificio, los climas de referencia y las se...

  15. El abandono como causal de divorcio: la celeridad y eficacia jurídica

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    Suárez Cajias, Silvia Irene

    2013-01-01

    La presente investigación hace referencia a “El abandono como causal de divorcio, la celeridad y eficacia jurídica”. En algunos países el abandono de hogar es penado, y en otros como en el Ecuador, es considerado como una causal para que se dé el divorcio; a lo largo de la historia las causales de divorcio han ido aumentándose, reformándose o en su defecto derogándose, lo cual ha dependido de las necesidades y realidad sociales. La causal de abandono, en los últimos años, ha sido una de la...

  16. Gamificación como estrategia de marketing interno

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    Ruizalba Robledo, José Luis; Navarro Lucena, Fernando; Jiménez Arenas, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    Objeto: Este estudio tiene como objetivos de una parte ofrecer elementos para crear un marco de referencia que permita la integración de la gamificación en las políticas de marketing interno y de otra analizar de manera descriptiva varios casos prácticos de empresa en los que se muestra el papel que la gamificación juega al implicar clientes y empleados con estrategias de engagement que influyan en sus comportamientos. Diseño/metodología/enfoque: Partiendo de la orientación al marketing i...

  17. Postural risk assessment of mechanised firewood processing.

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    Spinelli, Raffaele; Aminti, Giovanni; De Francesco, Fabio

    2017-03-01

    The study assessed the postural risk of mechanised firewood processing with eight machines, representing the main technology solutions available on the market. Assessment was conducted with the Ovako Working posture Analysis System (OWAS) on 1000 still frames randomly extracted from videotaped work samples. The postural risk associated with firewood processing was variable and associated with technology type. Simple, manually operated new machines incurred a higher postural risk compared with semi- or fully automatic machines. In contrast, new semi-automatic and automatic machines were generally free from postural risk. In all cases, attention should be paid to postural risk that may occur during blockage resolution. The study did not cover the postural risk of firewood processing sites as a whole. The study provided useful information for selecting firewood processing machinery and for improving firewood machinery design, as part of a more articulate strategy aimed at enhancing the safety of firewood processing work sites. Practitioner Summary: The postural risk associated with mechanised firewood processing (eg cutting and splitting) depends on the type of equipment. Postural risk is highest (OWAS Action Category 2) with new in-line machines, designed for operation by a single worker. Fully automatic machines present minimum postural risk, except during blockage resolution.

  18. Referencias identificatorias en la constitución subjetiva del adolescente en la actualidad

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    Soler, Ana Lucia

    2012-01-01

    p. 135-140 El trabajo busca situar los ejes ordenadores de la estructuración psíquica en las coordenadas sociales actuales. Desde una perspectiva del Psicoanálisis de la Orientación lacaniana articula tres conceptos fundamentales: identificación, sexualidad y pubertad. Se trabajan, fundamentalmente, aquellos elementos que en la actualidad sustituyen y/o complementan la referencia lábíl al ideal y posibilitan la construcción de la personalidad.

  19. Una civilización de referencia y su crisis sistémica

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    Sendón de León, Victoria

    2015-01-01

    En mi tesis doctoral titulada “Una civilización de referencia y su crisis sistémica” me propuse profundizar esa realidad oculta o ‘civilización de referencia’, llamada de modo reduccionista patriarcado, que conexiona toda la problemática de género con aquellas otras instancias de poder que la hacen posible. La cuestión del género no es un elemento desagregado de otros, sino que constituye una manifestación más, que, de algún modo, vertebra todos los entramados del poder. En el Capítulo I, La ...

  20. Postural control in blind subjects.

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    Soares, Antonio Vinicius; Oliveira, Cláudia Silva Remor de; Knabben, Rodrigo José; Domenech, Susana Cristina; Borges Junior, Noe Gomes

    2011-12-01

    To analyze postural control in acquired and congenitally blind adults. A total of 40 visually impaired adults participated in the research, divided into 2 groups, 20 with acquired blindness and 20 with congenital blindness - 21 males and 19 females, mean age 35.8 ± 10.8. The Brazilian version of Berg Balance Scale and the motor domain of functional independence measure were utilized. On Berg Balance Scale the mean for acquired blindness was 54.0 ± 2.4 and 54.4 ± 2.5 for congenitally blind subjects; on functional independence measure the mean for acquired blind group was 87.1 ± 4.8 and 87.3 ± 2.3 for congenitally blind group. Based upon the scale used the results suggest the ability to control posture can be developed by compensatory mechanisms and it is not affected by visual loss in congenitally and acquired blindness.

  1. Postural control in blind subjects

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    Antonio Vinicius Soares

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To analyze postural control in acquired and congenitally blind adults. Methods: A total of 40 visually impaired adults participated in the research, divided into 2 groups, 20 with acquired blindness and 20 with congenital blindness - 21 males and 19 females, mean age 35.8 ± 10.8. The Brazilian version of Berg Balance Scale and the motor domain of functional independence measure were utilized. Results: On Berg Balance Scale the mean for acquired blindness was 54.0 ± 2.4 and 54.4 ± 2.5 for congenitally blind subjects; on functional independence measure the mean for acquired blind group was 87.1 ± 4.8 and 87.3 ± 2.3 for congenitally blind group. Conclusion: Based upon the scale used the results suggest the ability to control posture can be developed by compensatory mechanisms and it is not affected by visual loss in congenitally and acquired blindness.

  2. Cómo aplicar los niveles de referencia a la elaboración de materiales didácticos. Estudio sobre Pasaporte A1

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    Román M. Navarro Giner

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo surge como resultado del estudio de los Niveles de Referencia para el español (Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes, 2007, y del análisis de las múltiples aplicaciones que este ofrece para la elaboración de nuevos materiales didácticos. En primer lugar, trata de resumir los beneficios de los enfoques curriculares en la adquisición de lenguas. A continuación, revisa los intentos de diseñar bases curriculares comunes por parte de las autoridades educativas europeas, haciendo especial énfasis en describir la significancia histórica y metodológica que se dereiva de estas. El cuerpo del artículo se basa en el análisis de los Niveles de Referencia para el español, su formato y divisiones, y en en cómo tanto profesores como autores pueden utlizarlo para elaborar nuevos materiales adaptados al silabus propuesto. Con el fin de asentar una base común para trabajar con el documento, proponemos un modo de citación de los descriptores de nivel sencillo y explícito. Para concluir, sugerimos algunas posibles mejoras en el inventario, ya sea mediante la inclusión de algunos elementos, o a través de la reflexión sobre el orden dado a otros descriptores y, eventualmente, su cambio en aras de una mejor adaptación a las dinámicas y funcionamiento de clase. /////////This article comes out as a result of the study of the Niveles de Referencia para el español (Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes of 2007, and the and analysis of the multiple applications it offers for the elaboration of new didactical materials. On the first hand, it tries to summarize the benefits of curriculum-centered approaches on SLA. Then, it reviews the attemps of designing a common frame by the EU educational authorities and its historical and methological significance. The core of the article lays on the analysis of the Niveles de Referencia para el español, its format and divisions, and how both teachers and authors might use it in order to

  3. Periodismo de calidad en tiempos de crisis: Un análisis de la evolución de la prensa europea de referencia (2001-2012

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    T Ramírez de la Piscina

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La irrupción de las nuevas tecnologías, la progresiva implantación de Internet, el masivo uso de las redes sociales y la actual crisis económica y financiera han provocado, junto a otros factores, el descenso en ventas de la prensa escrita en los países occidentales del planeta. El presente estudio analiza la evolución de la calidad de las noticias en cinco periódicos europeos de referencia (Financial Times, Corriere della Sera, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Le Monde y El País durante el período comprendido entre 2001 y 2012. Metodología. La metodología utilizada se fundamenta en el concepto de media performance desarrollado por Denis McQuail (1992, el cual permite la utilización de parámetros transversales para evaluar la calidad de las noticias. Resultados. Los resultados (n=1.137 muestran que el índice calidad obtenido por la prensa europea de referencia supera muy ajustadamente los mínimos exigidos (5,39 puntos sobre 10. El índice medio manifiesta además una moderada tendencia a la baja durante el período objeto de análisis, algo que no es aplicable a todos los diarios. Conclusiones. Todos los diarios analizados parecen haberse olvidado de la función social que históricamente se ha atribuido al periodismo como guardián de los intereses de la ciudadanía. Ello se refleja en los pobres resultados que todos ellos obtienen en el apartado denominado “aportación social de la noticia”.

  4. Detecting altered postural control after cerebral concussion in athletes with normal postural stability

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    Cavanaugh, J; Guskiewicz, K; Giuliani, C; Marshall, S; Mercer, V; Stergiou, N

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To determine if approximate entropy (ApEn), a regularity statistic from non-linear dynamics, could detect changes in postural control during quiet standing in athletes with normal postural stability after cerebral concussion.

  5. Common postural defects among music students.

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    Blanco-Piñeiro, Patricia; Díaz-Pereira, M Pino; Martínez, Aurora

    2015-07-01

    Postural quality during musical performance affects both musculoskeletal health and the quality of the performance. In this study we examined the posture of 100 students at a Higher Conservatory of Music in Spain. By analysing video tapes and photographs of the students while performing, a panel of experts extracted values of 11 variables reflecting aspects of overall postural quality or the postural quality of various parts of the body. The most common postural defects were identified, together with the situations in which they occur. It is concluded that most students incur in unphysiological postures during performance. It is hoped that use of the results of this study will help correct these errors. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Doctrina. La embriaguez y la toxicomanía como causas de despido disciplinario

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    Luis Enrique Nores Torres

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    En el presente trabajo se aborda la embriaguez y la toxicomanía como causas de despi¬do improcedente en el Estatuto de los Trabajadores. A tal efecto se analizan las conduc¬tas básicas que dan pie a tal despido, los requisitos necesarios para que se produzca y la prueba de su incumplimiento. También se realiza una referencia a dichas causas de despido en los Convenios Colectivos.

  7. Assessing Somatosensory Utilization during Unipedal Postural Control

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    Goel, Rahul; De Dios, Yiri E.; Gadd, Nichole E.; Caldwell, Erin E.; Peters, Brian T.; Reschke, Millard F.; Bloomberg, Jacob J.; Oddsson, Lars I. E.; Mulavara, Ajitkumar P.

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    Multisensory—visual, vestibular and somatosensory information is integrated for appropriate postural control. The primary goal of this study was to assess somatosensory utilization during a functional motor task of unipedal postural control, in normal healthy adults. Assessing individual bias in the utilization of individual sensory contributions during postural control may help customization of rehabilitation protocols. In this study, a test paradigm of unipedal stance control in supine orie...

  8. Education and the Prevention of Postural Defects

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    Olchowska-Kotala Agnieszka

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The aim of this study was to determine: whether and at what stage of education is proper body posture learned, the intention of young adults to participate in activities teaching proper posture, and the effects of factors related with the said intention. Methods. The study involved 430 university students aged 18-24 years. Anthropometric data was collected. Participants completed questionnaires assessing physical activity level (IPAQ and their intention to participate in extracurricular activities teaching proper posture while sitting or walking, proper running technique, corrective gymnastics, or weight loss exercises. A self-assessment of posture, physical fitness, attractiveness, and body satisfaction was also completed. Results. Lower back pain was experienced by 41% of the respondents. Most were taught proper posture-related habits in primary school, followed by secondary school, and then at university. Many students expressed their intention to participate in the extracurricular activities. None of the questionnaire variables were associated with the intention to learn proper walking posture or proper running technique. The intention to participate in classes teaching proper sitting posture was associated with lower back pain in women and low physical activity level in men. In women, a relationship was found between the intention to participate in weight loss exercises and body dissatisfaction, high BMI, and poor self-evaluations of posture and attractiveness. In men, this activity was associated with body dissatisfaction. Conclusions. There is a need for further education on the development of proper postural habits at the university level.

  9. The dentist's operating posture - ergonomic aspects.

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    Pîrvu, C; Pătraşcu, I; Pîrvu, D; Ionescu, C

    2014-06-15

    The practice of dentistry involves laborious high finesse dental preparations, precision and control in executions that require a particular attention, concentration and patience of the dentist and finally the dentist's physical and mental resistance. The optimal therapeutic approach and the success of practice involve special working conditions for the dentist and his team in an ergonomic environment. The meaning of the posture in ergonomics is the manner in which different parts of the body are located and thus the reports are established between them in order to allow a special task execution. This article discusses the posture adopted by dentists when they work, beginning with the balanced posture and going to different variants of posture. The ideal posture of a dentist gives him, on the one hand the optimal working conditions (access, visibility and control in the mouth) and on the other hand, physical and psychological comfort throughout the execution of the clinical acts. Although the theme of dentist posture is treated with great care and often presented in the undergraduate courses and the continuing education courses on ergonomics in dentistry, many dentists do not know the subject well enough nor the theoretical issues and therefore nor the practical applicability. The risk and perspective of the musculoskeletal disorders related to unbalanced postures should determine the dentists take postural corrective actions and compensation measures in order to limit the negative effects of working in a bad posture.

  10. ¿Podemos construir un modelo de profesor que sirva de referencia para la formación de profesores en didáctica de las ciencias experimentales?

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    Roque Jiménez Pérez

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo pretendemos dar pautas para la formación del profesor, que creemos necesario para el desarrollo de una enseñanza- aprendizaje acorde con las necesidades educativas actuales. Nos centramos en la relación teoría-práctica, cuya interacción debe ser analizada desde un punto de vista más complejo, formulando distintas dimensiones en una hipótesis de progresión que utiliza la reflexión y el sentido crítico como un nivel de referencia. Aportamos, por último, una investigación que se centra en la complejidad de la reflexión como instrumento eficaz para iniciar y llegar a un modelo de desarrollo profesional deseable de los profesores.

  11. Neck pain and postural balance among workers with high postural demands - a cross-sectional study

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    Jørgensen, Marie B.; Skotte, Jørgen H.; Holtermann, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    Neck pain is related to impaired postural balance among patients and is highly prevalent among workers with high postural demands, for example, cleaners. We therefore hypothesised, that cleaners with neck pain suffer from postural dysfunction. This cross-sectional study tested if cleaners with neck...... pain have an impaired postural balance compared with cleaners without neck pain. Postural balance of 194 cleaners with (n = 85) and without (N = 109) neck pain was studied using three different tests. Success or failure to maintain the standing position for 30 s in unilateral stance was recorded...... to cleaners without neck/low back pain (p balance, measured as CEA (p

  12. Functional Neuroanatomy for Posture and Gait Control

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    Kaoru Takakusaki

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Here we argue functional neuroanatomy for posture- gait control. Multi-sensory information such as somatosensory, visual and vestibular sensation act on various areas of the brain so that adaptable posture- gait control can be achieved. Automatic process of gait, which is steady-state stepping movements associating with postural reflexes including headeye coordination accompanied by appropriate alignment of body segments and optimal level of postural muscle tone, is mediated by the descending pathways from the brainstem to the spinal cord. Particularly, reticulospinal pathways arising from the lateral part of the mesopontine tegmentum and spinal locomotor network contribute to this process. On the other hand, walking in unfamiliar circumstance requires cognitive process of postural control, which depends on knowledges of self-body, such as body schema and body motion in space. The cognitive information is produced at the temporoparietal association cortex, and is fundamental to sustention of vertical posture and construction of motor programs. The programs in the motor cortical areas run to execute anticipatory postural adjustment that is optimal for achievement of goal-directed movements. The basal ganglia and cerebellum may affect both the automatic and cognitive processes of posturegait control through reciprocal connections with the brainstem and cerebral cortex, respectively. Consequently, impairments in cognitive function by damages in the cerebral cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum may disturb posture-gait control, resulting in falling.

  13. Neuromechanical tuning of nonlinear postural control dynamics

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    Ting, Lena H.; van Antwerp, Keith W.; Scrivens, Jevin E.; McKay, J. Lucas; Welch, Torrence D. J.; Bingham, Jeffrey T.; DeWeerth, Stephen P.

    2009-06-01

    Postural control may be an ideal physiological motor task for elucidating general questions about the organization, diversity, flexibility, and variability of biological motor behaviors using nonlinear dynamical analysis techniques. Rather than presenting "problems" to the nervous system, the redundancy of biological systems and variability in their behaviors may actually be exploited to allow for the flexible achievement of multiple and concurrent task-level goals associated with movement. Such variability may reflect the constant "tuning" of neuromechanical elements and their interactions for movement control. The problem faced by researchers is that there is no one-to-one mapping between the task goal and the coordination of the underlying elements. We review recent and ongoing research in postural control with the goal of identifying common mechanisms underlying variability in postural control, coordination of multiple postural strategies, and transitions between them. We present a delayed-feedback model used to characterize the variability observed in muscle coordination patterns during postural responses to perturbation. We emphasize the significance of delays in physiological postural systems, requiring the modulation and coordination of both the instantaneous, "passive" response to perturbations as well as the delayed, "active" responses to perturbations. The challenge for future research lies in understanding the mechanisms and principles underlying neuromechanical tuning of and transitions between the diversity of postural behaviors. Here we describe some of our recent and ongoing studies aimed at understanding variability in postural control using physical robotic systems, human experiments, dimensional analysis, and computational models that could be enhanced from a nonlinear dynamics approach.

  14. Compromising Postural Balance in the Elderly

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    Swanenburg, Jaap; de Bruin, Eling D.; Uebelhart, Daniel; Mulder, Theo

    2009-01-01

    Background: Additional tasks that are assumed to disturb standing postural control can be divided in added motor or added cognitive tasks. It is unknown which type of task causes the most disturbances of postural control in elderly. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether the dual

  15. Postural Variables in Girls Practicing Volleyball

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    Grabara, Malgorzata; Hadzik, Andrzej

    2009-01-01

    Study aim: To assess body posture of young female volleyball players in relation to their untrained mates. Material and methods: A group of 42 volleyball players and another of 43 untrained girls, all aged 13-16 years were studied with respect to their body posture indices by using computer posturography. Spinal angles and curvatures were…

  16. The Relationship Between Postural and Movement Stability.

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    Feldman, Anatol G

    2016-01-01

    Postural stabilization is provided by stretch reflexes, intermuscular reflexes, and intrinsic muscle properties. Taken together, these posture-stabilizing mechanisms resist deflections from the posture at which balance of muscle and external forces is maintained. Empirical findings suggest that for each muscle, these mechanisms become functional at a specific, spatial threshold-the muscle length or respective joint angle at which motor units begin to be recruited. Empirical data suggest that spinal and supraspinal centers can shift the spatial thresholds for a group of muscles that stabilized the initial posture. As a consequence, the same stabilizing mechanisms, instead of resisting motion from the initial posture, drive the body to another stable posture. In other words by shifting spatial thresholds, the nervous system converts movement resisting to movement-producing mechanisms. It is illustrated that, contrary to conventional view, this control strategy allows the system to transfer body balance to produce locomotion and other actions without loosing stability at any point of them. It also helps orient posture and movement with the direction of gravity. It is concluded that postural and movement stability is provided by a common mechanism.

  17. Lung function and postural changes during pregnancy.

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    Nørregaard, O; Schultz, P; Ostergaard, A; Dahl, R

    1989-11-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the effects of postural changes on lung function in pregnant women during the first, second, third trimester and post partum. A significant decrease in FRC, PEF and FEV1 was observed as a result of the postural changes. Arterial oxygenation, MVV and DLCO remained largely the same.

  18. Effects of posture on postoperative pulmonary function

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    Nielsen, K G; Holte, Kathrine; Kehlet, H

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary morbidity is still a relevant complication to major surgery despite improvements in surgical technique and anaesthetic methods. Postoperative posture may be a pathogenic factor, but the effects of changes in postoperative posture on pulmonary function have not been reviewed...

  19. Correcting Poor Posture without Awareness or Willpower

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    Wernik, Uri

    2012-01-01

    In this article, a new technique for correcting poor posture is presented. Rather than intentionally increasing awareness or mobilizing willpower to correct posture, this approach offers a game using randomly drawn cards with easy daily assignments. A case using the technique is presented to emphasize the subjective experience of living with poor…

  20. Postural Coordination during Socio-motor Improvisation.

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    Gueugnon, Mathieu; Salesse, Robin N; Coste, Alexandre; Zhao, Zhong; Bardy, Benoît G; Marin, Ludovic

    2016-01-01

    Human interaction often relies on socio-motor improvisation. Creating unprepared movements during social interaction is not a random process but relies on rules of synchronization. These situations do not only involve people to be coordinated, but also require the adjustment of their posture in order to maintain balance and support movements. The present study investigated posture in such a context. More precisely, we first evaluated the impact of amplitude and complexity of arm movements on posture in solo situation. Then, we assessed the impact of interpersonal coordination on posture using the mirror game in which dyads performed improvised and synchronized movements (i.e., duo situation). Posture was measured through ankle-hip coordination in medio-lateral and antero-posterior directions (ML and AP respectively). Our results revealed the spontaneous emergence of in-phase pattern in ML direction and antiphase pattern in AP direction for solo and duo situations. These two patterns respectively refer to the simultaneous flexion/extension of the ankles and the hips in the same or opposite direction. It suggests different functional roles of postural coordination patterns in each direction, with in-phase supporting task performance in ML (dynamical stability) and antiphase supporting postural control in AP (mechanical stability). Although amplitude of movement did not influence posture, movement complexity disturbed postural stability in both directions. Conversely, interpersonal coordination promoted postural stability in ML but not in AP direction. These results are discussed in terms of the difference in coupling strength between ankle-hip coordination and interpersonal coordination.

  1. Postural coordination during socio-motor improvisation

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    Mathieu Gueugnon

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Human interaction often relies on socio-motor improvisation. Creating unprepared movements during social interaction is not a random process but relies on rules of synchronization. These situations do not only involve people to be coordinated, but also require the adjustment of their posture in order to maintain balance and support movements. The present study investigated posture in such a context. More precisely, we first evaluated the impact of amplitude and complexity of arm movements on posture in solo situation. Then, we assessed the impact of interpersonal coordination on posture using the mirror game in which dyads performed improvised and synchronized movements (i.e., duo situation. Posture was measured through ankle-hip coordination in medio-lateral and antero-posterior directions (ML and AP respectively. Our results revealed the spontaneous emergence of in-phase pattern in ML direction and anti-phase pattern in AP direction for solo and duo situations. These two patterns respectively refer to the simultaneous flexion/extension of the ankles and the hips in the same or opposite direction. It suggests different functional roles of postural coordination patterns in each direction, with in-phase supporting task performance in ML (dynamical stability and antiphase supporting postural control in AP (mechanical stability. Although amplitude of movement did not influence posture, movement complexity disturbed postural stability in both directions. Conversely, interpersonal coordination promoted postural stability in ML but not in AP direction. These results are discussed in terms of the difference in coupling strength between ankle-hip coordination and interpersonal coordination.

  2. Ladrillo ecológico como material sostenible para la construcción

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    Cabo Laguna, María

    2011-01-01

    Se propone la realización de un nuevo material constructivo, denominado Ecoladrillo, inspirado en el tradicional adobe y que sustituya al ladrillo convencional cocido. Para ello se emplea un suelo marginal no empleado hasta el momento para la fabricación de ladrillos. Como aditivos comerciales se emplean el cemento para la realización de las combinaciones de referencia y, la menos usual pero igual de eficiente cal hidráulica. Como aditivo resistente se utilizan las cenizas de cáscaras de arro...

  3. Marco de referencia para la gestión de TI centrada en la creación de valor compartido, aplicado a una propuesta de formación en maestría

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    Andrés Felipe Millán Cifuentes

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available La tecnología de información (TI es un habilitante para la creación de valor para las organizaciones existentes o nuevas; sin embargo, muchos proyectos que usan TI fracasan por no lograr alinearse con los objetivos estratégicos de la empresa. Esta realidad ha interesado a la comunidad investigativa que ha trabajado en modelos de referencia para la gestión efectiva de TI orientada a la creación de valor. En años recientes, el concepto de valor ha sido redefinido por autores reconocidos del mundo de los negocios como Porter y Karmer quienes han planteado el enfoque de valor compartido, el cual consiste en que la empresa diseña propuestas de valor para que sus productos y/o servicios impacten positivamenteen problemas relevantes de la sociedad. Esta visión reconoce la intersección que hay entre la sociedad y el rendimiento corporativo, orientando a la organización para que sus productos y/o servicios afectende forma positiva los problemas y necesidades sociales. Esta investigación plantea una propuesta de un marco de referencia para la gestión efectiva de TI orientada a crear valor compartido; igualmente, presenta una aproximación práctica del marco de referencia en el diseño curricular de un programa de maestría en el área de gestión de TI.

  4. Un marco de referencia de cinco dimensiones para la evaluación auténtica

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    Gulikers, Judith; Bastiaens, Theo; Kirschner, Paul A.

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    Gulikers, J. T. M., Bastiaens, Th. J., & Kirschner, P. A. (2010). Un marco de referencia de cinco dimensiones para la evaluación auténtica. (translation from English). Cuajimalpa, México: Aseguramiento de la Calidad en la Educacion y en el Trabajo.

  5. Saudade do partido: referencias nostálgicas entre militantes de las bases de sustentación de los gobiernos argentinos y brasileros (2003-2015

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    María Dolores Rocca Rivarola

    Full Text Available Resumen El artículo examina de modo comparativo la presencia de referencias nostálgicas entre militantes de organizaciones y espacios políticos que forman parte de las bases de sustentación de los gobiernos argentinos y brasileros desde 2003. Como parte de una investigación más amplia sobre la militancia oficialista, el fenómeno de nostalgia abordado en este trabajo es interpretado como una de las dos caras del impacto que escenarios político-electorales de intensa fluctuación en las identidades políticas y de volatilidad en el comportamiento electoral han tenido sobre las prácticas y concepciones de la militancia activa: por un lado, una adaptación a esas condiciones de la vida política – a través de la transformación del vínculo militante y de los formatos que asume esa militancia oficialista – y, por otro, un fenómeno paralelo – al que se dedica específicamente este artículo – de apelaciones nostálgicas referidas a un pasado de identidades políticas arraigadas y de partidos (o del propio partido con una intensa vida orgánica y un fuerte lazo con el electorado. El trabajo adopta una perspectiva metodológica cualitativa, recuperando las interpretaciones de los propios actores a través del análisis de las entrevistas semi-estructuradas realizadas en cuatro distritos: las ciudades de San Pablo y Río de Janeiro, en Brasil; y la ciudad de Buenos Aires y algunos distritos del conurbano bonaerense – con especial foco en La Matanza – en Argentina (56 entrevistas desde 2013, y la consulta selectiva de otras 74 realizadas entre 2005 y 2010 para una investigación previa. A partir del agrupamiento de distintas categorías creadas en el proceso de codificación de las entrevistas se han identificado dos dimensiones de esa nostalgia: las apelaciones al perfil del militante del pasado, por un lado, y la referencia al contexto o condiciones en las que se militaba, por otro. El análisis cualitativo permite confirmar el

  6. Cómo organizar y presentar trabajos académicos : Citas y referencias.

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    Arias Serrano, Laura

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    La presente guía, fruto de mi propia labor como investigadora y tutora de numerosos trabajos, y dirigida fundamentalmente al público universitario, tiene como objetivo orientar tanto a profesores como alumnos a la hora de estructurar o redactar cualquier trabajo académico o de investigación. Dada la gran variedad de estilos y recomendaciones que actualmente existen, he optado por ofrecer al lector una serie de pautas generales, basadas en la NORMA ISO 690 [capítulo 3], que, como marco int...

  7. An investigation into essential aspects of posture in primary school ...

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    Postures of the subjects were analysed by means of photographic images using the pro forma of Barlow (1956, 1990). The majority of the executives had malposture with 2.3%, 23.3%, 58.1% and 16.3% and 6.3% of the subjects being categorised with slight postural defects, severe postural defects, very severe postural ...

  8. El desarrollo de valores de referencia para el perímetro braquial según la estatura y su comparación con otros indicadores utilizados para el tamizaje del estado nutricional

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    Mei Z.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante muchos años se han usado los valores de perímetro braquial inferiores a cierto límite como índice alternativo del estado nutricional de los menores de 5 años de edad en épocas de hambruna o crisis de refugiados y también como método adicional de tamizaje en situaciones normales. Sin embargo, recientemente se ha puesto en duda la independencia del perímetro braquial respecto de la edad y el sexo. Tras revisar las pruebas científicas en las que se basan el uso y la interpretación del perímetro braquial, un Comité de Expertos de la OMS recomendó nuevos valores de referencia de perímetro braquial según la edad en menores de 5 años. Sin embargo, en algunas situaciones es difícil evaluar la edad de un niño y en tales circunstancias el perímetro braquial según la altura puede ser una buena alternativa. La regla QUAC (del inglés Quaker arm circumference para medir la altura es un medio sencillo para determinar el punto de corte del perímetro braquial correspondiente a una altura dada. Este artículo describe los valores de referencia del perímetro braquial y la construcción y uso del medidor QUAC, así como la utilización del método de curvas de características funcionales (receiver operating characteristic curve para evaluar el rendimiento del perímetro braquial, el perímetro braquial según la edad y el perímetro braquial según la altura en la detección de niños malnutridos.

  9. Análisis de la transformación digital de las Instituciones de Educación Superior. Un marco de referencia teórico

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se proporcionan una serie de argumentos que apoyan la tesis de que las universidades están experimentando, o pueden experimentar en un futuro próximo, un conjunto de importantes cambios inducidos por las tendencias tecnológicas y sociales hacia la digitalización. Se aporta una definición básica de la Trasformación Digital de las Instituciones de Educación Superior para cuyo estudio riguroso se plantea un marco de referencia teórico que desglosa el proceso de transformación digital en siete dimensiones o esferas de actividad. Se considera, además, la dimensión de la gobernanza del propio proceso de transformación digital. Para cada uno de estos ocho niveles se definen varias variables, hasta un total de diez y ocho, que conforman un modelo teórico que puede ser aplicado al diseño de investigaciones empíricas, con enfoques tanto cuantitativos como cualitativos, para el análisis sistemático de las implicaciones de la transformación digital en las Instituciones de Educación Superior.

  10. Does increased postural threat lead to more conscious control of posture?

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    Huffman, J L; Horslen, B C; Carpenter, M G; Adkin, A L

    2009-11-01

    Although it is well established that postural threat modifies postural control, little is known regarding the underlying mechanism(s) responsible for these changes. It is possible that changes in postural control under conditions of elevated postural threat result from a shift to a more conscious control of posture. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of elevated postural threat on conscious control of posture and to determine the relationship between conscious control and postural control measures. Forty-eight healthy young adults stood on a force plate at two different surface heights: ground level (LOW) and 3.2-m above ground level (HIGH). Centre of pressure measures calculated in the anterior-posterior (AP) direction were mean position (AP-MP), root mean square (AP-RMS) and mean power frequency (AP-MPF). A modified state-specific version of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale was used to measure conscious motor processing (CMP) and movement self-consciousness (MSC). Balance confidence, fear of falling, perceived stability, and perceived and actual anxiety indicators were also collected. A significant effect of postural threat was found for movement reinvestment as participants reported more conscious control and a greater concern about their posture at the HIGH height. Significant correlations between CMP and MSC with AP-MP were observed as participants who consciously controlled and were more concerned for their posture leaned further away from the platform edge. It is possible that changes in movement reinvestment can influence specific aspects of posture (leaning) but other aspects may be immune to these changes (amplitude and frequency).

  11. TUBERCULOSIS COMO ENFERMEDAD OCUPACIONAL

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    Mendoza-Ticona, Alberto

    2014-01-01

    Existe evidencia suficiente para declarar a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional en diversos profesionales especialmente entre los trabajadores de salud. En el Perú están normados y reglamentados los derechos laborales inherentes a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional, como la cobertura por discapacidad temporal o permanente. Sin embargo, estos derechos aún no han sido suficientemente socializados. En este trabajo se presenta información sobre el riesgo de adquirir tuberculosis en el lugar de trabajo, se revisan las evidencias para declarar a la tuberculosis como enfermedad ocupacional en trabajadores de salud y se presenta la legislación peruana vigente al respecto. PMID:22858771

  12. Relationship between Postural Deformities and Frontal Function in Parkinson's Disease

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    Ninomiya, Satoko; Morita, Akihiko; Teramoto, Hiroko; Akimoto, Takayoshi; Shiota, Hiroshi; Kamei, Satoshi

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    Postural deformities and executive dysfunction (ED) are common symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, the relationship between postural deformities and ED in patients with PD remains unclear. This study assessed the relationship between postural deformities and ED in patients with PD. Sixty-five patients with sporadic PD were assessed for the severity of postural deformities and executive function. The severity of postural deformities was scored using the United Parkinson's Disease Ra...

  13. [Head posture in orthodontics: physiopathology and clinical aspects 2].

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    Caltabiano, M; Verzi, P; Scire Scappuzzo, G

    1989-01-01

    The Authors review in orthodontic respects present knowledges about head posture involvement in craniofacial morphogenesis and pathology. Relationships between craniofacial morphology, craniocervical posture, craniomandibular posture, cervical spine curvature, hyoid bone position and posture of whole body in space are shown, in attempt to explain conditions such as "forward head posture", mouth breathing and some occlusal disorders. Main methods to evaluate craniocervical relations on lateral skull radiographs are analysed. Pathogenesis of pain syndromes associated with abnormal craniocervical and craniomandibular mechanics are also briefly treated.

  14. Postural orientation and equilibrium processes associated with increased postural sway in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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    Wang, Zheng; Hallac, Rami R; Conroy, Kaitlin C; White, Stormi P; Kane, Alex A; Collinsworth, Amy L; Sweeney, John A; Mosconi, Matthew W

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    Increased postural sway has been repeatedly documented in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Characterizing the control processes underlying this deficit, including postural orientation and equilibrium, may provide key insights into neurophysiological mechanisms associated with ASD. Postural orientation refers to children's ability to actively align their trunk and head with respect to their base of support, while postural equilibrium is an active process whereby children coordinate ankle dorsi-/plantar-flexion and hip abduction/adduction movements to stabilize their upper body. Dynamic engagement of each of these control processes is important for maintaining postural stability, though neither postural orientation nor equilibrium has been studied in ASD. Twenty-two children with ASD and 21 age and performance IQ-matched typically developing (TD) controls completed three standing tests. During static stance, participants were instructed to stand as still as possible. During dynamic stances, participants swayed at a comfortable speed and magnitude in either anterior-posterior (AP) or mediolateral (ML) directions. The center of pressure (COP) standard deviation and trajectory length were examined to determine if children with ASD showed increased postural sway. Postural orientation was assessed using a novel virtual time-to-contact (VTC) approach that characterized spatiotemporal dimensions of children's postural sway (i.e., body alignment) relative to their postural limitation boundary, defined as the maximum extent to which each child could sway in each direction. Postural equilibrium was quantified by evaluating the amount of shared or mutual information of COP time series measured along the AP and ML directions. Consistent with prior studies, children with ASD showed increased postural sway during both static and dynamic stances relative to TD children. In regard to postural orientation processes, children with ASD demonstrated reduced spatial

  15. Postural balance in low back pain patients

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    Maribo, Thomas; Schiøttz-Christensen, Berit; Jensen, Lone Donbæk

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    INTRODUCTION: Altered postural control has been observed in low back pain (LBP) patients. They seem to be more dependent on vision when standing. The objective of the study was to determine concurrent and predictive validity of measures of postural stability in LBP patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS......: Centre of Pressure (CoP) measurements were tested against pain, fear of pain, and physical function. Velocity, anterior-posterior displacement, and the Romberg Ratio obtained on a portable force platform were used as measures of postural stability. RESULTS: Baseline and 12-week follow-up results of 97....... CONCLUSION: This first study of concurrent and predictive validity of postural balance in LBP patients revealed no association between CoP measures and pain, fear of pain, and physical function....

  16. Postural stability in young and old women

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    Jørgensen, Martin Grønbech

    at an early stage, good knowledge and sensitive measurements of postural stability are essential. In addition, in order to develop effective intervention strategies such knowledge is of major importance. However, no single postural stability parameter has effectively been able to identify individuals at risk...... of falling. Hence, there is a strong need for development and identification of sensitive postural sway parameters in various demographic groups. The aim of this study was to explore differences in postural stability between physically active old (O) and young (Y) women using newly developed sway parameters....... METHODS AND MATERIALS: Center of pressure (CoP) excursion was measured (100 Hz) by force plate (AMTI) analysis in old (72.5±6.3 years) and young (25.8±1.6 years) women during static 2-leg (bilateral) and 1-leg (unilateral) standing (15-s) with eyes opened. RESULTS: O demonstrated elevated CoP sway length...

  17. Postural effects when cycling in late pregnancy.

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    O'Neill, Maureen E; Cooper, Karen A; Boyce, E Stewart; Hunyor, Stephen N

    2006-12-01

    This study assessed if upright cycling is preferable to semi-recumbent cycling during pregnancy. Healthy women with low risk singleton pregnancies were tested at 34-38 weeks gestation. They cycled for 12 min, either semi-recumbent (45 degrees, n = 27) or upright (n = 23), at 135-145 beats min(-1). When semi-recumbent, minute ventilation was greater (pposture-independent. All increased with exercise (p0.05). Small post-exercise fetal heart rate increases (by 8 beats min(-1), ppostures (n = 11 in each sub-group), with no adverse changes. Fetal heart rate accelerations and uterine activity (n = 11 in each sub-group) were not influenced by posture or exercise. (1) Neither posture had a distinct advantage. (2) Both postures were safe for short duration cycling. (3) The same target maternal heart rates are suitable for both postures because they resulted in similar oxygen consumptions and fetal heart rates.

  18. Impaired postural stability after laparoscopic surgery

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    Eskildsen, K Z; Staehr-Rye, A K; Rasmussen, L S

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    . METHODS: We included 25 women undergoing outpatient gynaecological laparoscopic surgery in the study. Patients received standardised anaesthesia with propofol, remifentanil and rocuronium. Postural stability was assessed preoperatively, at 30 min after tracheal extubation, and at discharge from the post...

  19. El budismo como una espiritualidad no religiosa

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    Marta Granés Bayona

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    Full Text Available El budismo plantea acceder a una visión de la realidad desligada de creencias y supuestos de todo tipo. Para conseguirlo plantea una indagación libre en referencia al enclaustramiento de nuestro pensar y sentir al que nos somete el ego. El ego con sus necesidades y deseos genera un acceso a la realidad relativo a nosotros. Lo que se propone es una liberación de esta lectura para que la realidad pueda aparecer frente a nosotros de manera independiente de las imposiciones del ego, es decir, un acceso a ella ab-soluto (suelto de nosotros. El budismo es, pues, una propuesta de ‘espiritualidad no religiosa’, para la que el mismo término espiritualidad  resultaría inadecuado porque en él subyace la creencia en el ‘espíritu’. Vemos que por todo ello el mensaje budista resulta muy apropiado para las sociedades hoy presentes, bien para aquellas que están transitando de una sociedad agrícola a una industrial, que conlleva a debilitar las convicciones religiosas hasta disolverlas; bien para aquellas que están próximas o han entrado ya en las sociedades llamadas de conocimiento, innovación y cambio continuo cuya condición de movilidad impide  las creencias, porque son fijadoras, lo que arrastra como consecuencia la imposibilidad de tener religión ni espiritualidad. 

  20. Effect of absence of vision on posture

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    Alotaibi, Abdullah Z.; Alghadir, Ahmad; Iqbal, Zaheen A.; Anwer, Shahnawaz

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    [Purpose] The visual system is one of the sensory systems that enables the body to assess and process information about the external environment. In the absence of vision, a blind person loses contact with the outside world and develops faulty motor patterns, which results in postural deficiencies. However, literature regarding the development of such deficiencies is limited. The aim of this study was to discuss the effect of absence of vision on posture, the possible biomechanics behind the ...

  1. Posture estimation system for underground mine vehicles

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    Hlophe, K

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Page 1 of 8 25th International Conference of CAD/CAM, Robotics & Factories of the Future Conference, 13-16 July 2010, Pretoria, South Africa A POSTURE ESTIMATION SYSTEM FOR UNDERGROUND MINE VEHICLES Khonzumusa Hlophe1, Gideon Ferreira2... and the transmitter. The main difference between the three systems is their implementation. This paper describes an implementation of a posture estimation system for underground mine vehicles. The paper is organized as follows. In the next section, a brief...

  2. Assessing Somatosensory Utilization during Unipedal Postural Control.

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    Goel, Rahul; De Dios, Yiri E; Gadd, Nichole E; Caldwell, Erin E; Peters, Brian T; Reschke, Millard F; Bloomberg, Jacob J; Oddsson, Lars I E; Mulavara, Ajitkumar P

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    Multisensory-visual, vestibular and somatosensory information is integrated for appropriate postural control. The primary goal of this study was to assess somatosensory utilization during a functional motor task of unipedal postural control, in normal healthy adults. Assessing individual bias in the utilization of individual sensory contributions during postural control may help customization of rehabilitation protocols. In this study, a test paradigm of unipedal stance control in supine orientation with and without vision was assessed. Postural control in this test paradigm was hypothesized to utilize predominantly contributions of somatosensory information from the feet and ankle joint, with minimal vestibular input. Fourteen healthy subjects "stood" supine on their dominant leg while strapped to a backpack frame that was freely moving on air-bearings, to remove available otolith tilt cues with respect to gravity that influences postural control when standing upright. The backpack was attached through a cable to a pneumatic cylinder that provided a gravity-like load. Subjects performed three trials each with Eyes-open (EO) and Eyes-closed (EC) while loaded with 60% body weight. There was no difference in unipedal stance time (UST) across the two conditions with EC condition challenging the postural control system greater than the EO condition. Stabilogram-diffusion analysis (SDA) indicated that the critical mean square displacement was significantly different between the two conditions. Vestibular cues, both in terms of magnitude and the duration for which relevant information was available for postural control in this test paradigm, were minimized. These results support our hypothesis that maintaining unipedal stance in supine orientation without vision, minimizes vestibular contribution and thus predominantly utilizes somatosensory information for postural control.

  3. Valor de las pruebas inmunológicas en el diagnóstico de las enfermedades micóticas: experiencia de un centro de referencia

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    Magaly Chinchilla

    1998-09-01

    Full Text Available Las pruebas inmunológicas han sido ampliamente utilizadas como evidencia indirecta de infección micótica y tienen valor diagnóstico; algunas de estas pruebas pueden ser fácilmente adaptadas en los laboratorios con un bajo nivel de complejidad. El Laboratorio de Mitología del Grupo de Microbiología del lnstituto Nacional de Salud es centro de referencia para el diagnóstico de las micosis sistémicas en el país; por tal motivo y con el fin de establecer una red nacional, se seleccionaron cuatro laboratorios regionales y se entrenó personal en técnicas inmunológicas para realizar el diagnóstico de la histoplasmosis y de la paracoccidioidomicosis. Las técnicas empleadas fueron: inmunodifusión (ID para histoplasmosis, paracoccidioidomicosis y aspergilosis; fijación de complemento (FC para histoplasmosis y paracoccidioidomicosis y, aglutinación con partículas de látex para la antigenemia en la criptococosis. En un período de 7 años (1990 -1996, los laboratorios procesaron 6.841 muestras de suero correspondientes a 6.411 pacientes con diagnósticos compatibles con micosis sistémicas. Los cuatro laboratorios regionales analizaron 1.918 muestras (28% y el centro de referencia, 4.923 (72%. La reactividad total fue de 13,5% (923/6.841, discriminada así: histoplasmosis, 42,5%; paracoccidioidomicosis, 33%; criptococosis, 21,2%, y aspergilosis, 3,3%. El número total de casos diagnosticados fue de 441: 155 histoplasmosis, 120 paracoccidioidomicosis, 138 criptococosis y 28 aspergilosis. El empleo de la ID en los centros regionales permitió el diagnóstico de 31% de los pacientes con histoplasmosis, de 41,6% de los pacientes con paracoccidioidomicosis y 53,6% de los pacientes con aspergilosis, lo cual indica que el diagnóstico precoz se puede realizar a nivel regional. La sensibilidad y la simplicidad de la prueba de ID constituye un excelente recurso para los laboratorios de baja complejidad, a nivel regional, que operan en áreas endémicas.

  4. Relationship between craniomandibular disorders and poor posture.

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    Nicolakis, P; Nicolakis, M; Piehslinger, E; Ebenbichler, G; Vachuda, M; Kirtley, C; Fialka-Moser, V

    2000-04-01

    The purpose of this research was to show that a relationship between craniomandibular disorders (CMD) and postural abnormalities has been repeatedly postulated, but still remains unproven. This study was intended to test this hypothesis. Twenty-five CMD patients (mean age 28.2 years) were compared with 25 gender and age matched controls (mean age 28.3 years) in a controlled, investigator-blinded trial. Twelve postural and ten muscle function parameters were examined. Measurements were separated into three subgroups, consisting of those variables associated with the cervical region, the trunk in the frontal plane, and the trunk in the sagittal plane. Within these subgroups, there was significantly more dysfunction in the patients, compared to control subjects (Mann-Whitney U test p Postural and muscle function abnormalities appeared to be more common in the CMD group. Since there is evidence of the mutual influence of posture and the craniomandibular system, control of body posture in CMD patients is recommended, especially if they do not respond to splint therapy. Whether poor posture is the reason or the result of CMD cannot be distinguished by the data presented here.

  5. El desarrollo organizacional como facilitador del cambio

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    Henry Molina

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El Desarrollo Organizacional (DO ha surgido de las exigencias de un ambiente cambiante y del conocimiento originado por la evolución de las ciencias sociales aplicadas. Los cambios rápidos dentro del entorno organizacional han exigido procesos y estructuras organizacionales que sean mucho más flexibles y que brinden mayor capacidad de respuesta que las estructuras tradicionales. Se requieren nuevas capacidades individuales y organizacionales que puedan impulsar las iniciativas individuales y la disposición para asumir riesgos. Igualmente, debemos considerar que existen marcadas diferencias entre las características individuales de los gerentes, las características individuales de los profesionales del desarrollo organizacional, sus habilidades y conocimientos y los estilos de las intervenciones del desarrollo organizacional. Tbdas estas diferencias hacen que sea virtualmente imposible predecir con precisión el curso y los resultados de las intervenciones en las organizaciones cliente. En este documento presento un resumen de lecturas acerca del desarrollo organizacional como facilitador del cambio; y expongo un marco de referencia para la comprensión de los factores determinantes de la relación entre las intervenciones del DO y los cambios organizacionales con el fin de mejorar la predictabilidad y la efectividad de los esfuerzos de cambio de sus intervenciones. El propósito central de este documento es dotar a los agentes de cambio de conocimiento y herramientas para que comprendan las características del cambio, los métodos de aprendizaje tanto de las organizaciones como de la gente y de cómo los agentes de cambio deben diseñar sus intervenciones y posteriormente mejorar los resultados de las mismas

  6. Anatomy and histochemistry of hindlimb flight posture in birds. I. The extended hindlimb posture of shorebirds.

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    McFarland, Joshua C; Meyers, Ron A

    2008-08-01

    Birds utilize one of two hindlimb postures during flight: an extended posture (with the hip and knee joints flexed, while the ankle joint is extended caudally) or a flexed posture (with the hip, knee, and ankle joints flexed beneath the body). American Avocets (Recurvirostra americana) and Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) extend their legs caudally during flight and support them for extended periods. Slow tonic and slow twitch muscle fibers are typically found in muscles functioning in postural support due to the fatigue resistance of these fibers. We hypothesized that a set of small muscles composed of high percentages of slow fibers and thus dedicated to postural support would function in securing the legs in the extended posture during flight. This study examined the anatomy and histochemical profile of eleven hindlimb muscles to gain insight into their functional roles during flight. Contrary to our hypothesis, all muscles possessed both fast twitch and slow twitch or slow tonic fibers. We believe this finding is due to the versatility of dynamic and postural functions the leg muscles must facilitate, including standing, walking, running, swimming, and hindlimb support during flight. Whether birds use an extended or flexed hindlimb flight posture may be related to the aerodynamic effect of leg position or may reflect evolutionary history. (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  7. Mejora de la calidad de las medidas de ozono mediante un fotómetro UV de referencia Improvement of the quality of the ozone measurements by means of a standard reference photometer

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    R. Fernández Patier

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    Full Text Available La Directiva 92/72/CE hace referencia al método de análisis descrito en la UNE 77-221:2000 y a que los analizadores de ozono se deben calibrar con un fotómetro UV de referencia o con un patrón transferido.De la necesidad de desarrollar un procedimiento que asegure la calidad y la trazabilidad de las mediciones en España, el Área de Contaminación Atmosférica ha decidido implantar un fotómetro UV de referencia NIST como patrón de ozono.Teniendo en cuenta los procedimientos empleados por EPA y NIST, se ha desarrollado un procedimiento de verificación consistente en la realización de 6 comparaciones del Patrón Transferido frente al Fotómetro UV de Referencia NIST, en días diferentes, analizándose, como mínimo, 5 concentraciones de ozono diferentes. Cada comparación se inicia y se finaliza siempre con una concentración de 0 ppb de O3. De cada comparación se obtiene una regresión lineal.Una vez realizadas las 6 comparaciones se obtiene la Recta de calibración y se calcula la incertidumbre asociada al patrón transferido.Se ha realizado la verificación de 17 patrones transferidos de los que 11 son fotómetros UV, 2 son generadores de ozono y 4 son generadores de ozono de bancos de dilución.De los resultados se concluye que las incertidumbres de los generadores de ozono, en general, son mayores que las de los fotómetros UV, recomendándose estos últimos como patrones transferidos.Destacar que mediante la utilización de los patrones transferidos para la calibración de analizadores de ozono se garantiza tanto la calidad como la trazabilidad de los datos generados.The Directive 92/72/CE makes reference to the analysis method described in the UNE 77-221:2000 and to the fact that the ozone analyzers shall be calibrated with a UV reference photometer or with a transfer standard.From the need of developing a procedure that assure the quality and the trazability of the measurements in Spain, the Atmospheric Pollution Area has decided

  8. Análise comparativa entre avaliação postural visual e por fotogrametria computadorizada Comparative analysis between visual and computerized photogrammetry postural assessment

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    DH Iunes

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Comparar a concordância interobservador da avaliação postural visual e por fotogrametria e verificar se os resultados quantitativos da fotogrametria correspondem à detecção de simetrias e assimetrias pela avaliação postural visual qualitativa. MÉTODOS: Vinte e um voluntários (24±1,9 anos foram inicialmente avaliados visualmente por três fisioterapeutas experientes que preencheram um protocolo de avaliação postural. Em seguida tiveram fotografados a face e o corpo todo nos planos frontal anterior, posterior e sagital. As fotos foram utilizadas para traçar ângulos a partir de marcadores fixados à pele, em vários pontos anatômicos, que são referências frequentes na avaliação postural tradicional. Essas fotografias foram analisadas por três examinadores diferentes da avaliação postural visual. A concordância de cada método de avaliação postural foi avaliada pelos Coeficientes de Cramer V ou de PHI, considerando-se um nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: Foi encontrada uma concordância entre os examinadores que utilizaram a fotogrametria para todos os segmentos avaliados. Não apresentaram concordância os segmentos comissura labial (p=0,00, acrômio clavicular (p=0,01, esternoclavicular (p=0,00, espinhas ilíacas anterior e posterior (p=0,00 e p=0,01 e ângulo inferior da escápula (p=0,00, que foram analizados por meio da avaliação postural visual. A comparação entre a fotogrametria e a avaliação postural visual demonstrou que o grau de concordância entre os dois métodos de avaliação foi pouco significativo para alguns segmentos do membro inferior e pelve. CONCLUSÕES: Nessas condições experimentais, os dados da fotogrametria não podem ser correlacionados com os dados da avaliação postural visual. A avaliação postural visual apresentou dados menos concordantes do que a fotogrametria, devendo ser questionada sua utilização como gold-standart.OBJECTIVES: To compare the interobserver

  9. Head movements and postures as pain behavior

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    Al-Hamadi, Ayoub; Limbrecht-Ecklundt, Kerstin; Walter, Steffen; Traue, Harald C.

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    Pain assessment can benefit from observation of pain behaviors, such as guarding or facial expression, and observational pain scales are widely used in clinical practice with nonverbal patients. However, little is known about head movements and postures in the context of pain. In this regard, we analyze videos of three publically available datasets. The BioVid dataset was recorded with healthy participants subjected to painful heat stimuli. In the BP4D dataset, healthy participants performed a cold-pressor test and several other tasks (meant to elicit emotion). The UNBC dataset videos show shoulder pain patients during range-of-motion tests to their affected and unaffected limbs. In all videos, participants were sitting in an upright position. We studied head movements and postures that occurred during the painful and control trials by measuring head orientation from video over time, followed by analyzing posture and movement summary statistics and occurrence frequencies of typical postures and movements. We found significant differences between pain and control trials with analyses of variance and binomial tests. In BioVid and BP4D, pain was accompanied by head movements and postures that tend to be oriented downwards or towards the pain site. We also found differences in movement range and speed in all three datasets. The results suggest that head movements and postures should be considered for pain assessment and research. As additional pain indicators, they possibly might improve pain management whenever behavior is assessed, especially in nonverbal individuals such as infants or patients with dementia. However, in advance more research is needed to identify specific head movements and postures in pain patients. PMID:29444153

  10. Análisis comparativo de los diferentes índices de referencia empleados en los préstamos contratados a tipo de interés variable

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    Soto Alvarez, José Manuel

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available El Banco de España, en la Circular nº 5/1994 de 22 de Julio, reconoce como oficiales a efectos de la contratación de préstamos hipotecarios a tipo de interés variable, los siguientes índices o tipos de referencia: a tipo medio de los préstamos hipotecarios a más de tres años, para adquisición de vivienda libre concedidos por los bancos; b tipo medio de los préstamos hipotecarios a más de tres años, para adquisición de vivienda libre concedidos por las cajas de ahorro; c tipo medio de los préstamos hipotecarios a más de tres años, para adquisición de vivienda libre concedidos por el conjunto de las entidades de crédito; d tipo activo de referencia de las cajas de ahorro; e tipo de rendimiento interno en el mercado secundario de la deuda pública de plazo entre 2 y 6 años; f tipo interbancario a 1 año (MIBOR. La pluralidad de los mismos, ha generado gran confusión entre los potenciales clientes ante la dificultad de discernir sobre la conveniencia de contratar uno u otro. En este trabajo, se realiza un estudio comparativo entre los mismos, que tenga en cuenta no sólo el valor de éstos en cada momento, sino también su volatilidad así como el diferencial aplicable en cada caso, analizando su repercusión desde la perspectiva de los potenciales prestatarios.

  11. Reglas igualitarias para los problemas de reparto con referencias múltiples // Egalitarian Rules for Division Problems with Multiple References

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    Francisca J. Sánchez

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    Full Text Available En los problemas de reparto que consideramos, hay que repartir un recurso con arreglo a unas referencias de los agentes. Analizaremos estos problemas en un contexto multidimensional pues consideraremos que los agentes tienen referencias múltiples. Para obtener repartos de la cantidad disponible en estas situaciones, es necesario diseñar reglas que tengan en cuenta la multidimensionalidad de las referencias de cada agente. Proponemos y analizamos distintas reglas de reparto que se basarán en un principio igualitario y proporcionamos un procedimiento para la selección de una única asignación. ------------------------------------ We consider the division problems in which a resource must be distributed considering agents' references. We analize this problems in a multidimensional context, we consider that agents have multiple references. For division of the amount available in these situations, we design rules that take into account the multidimensionality of the references of each agent. We propose and we analyze different rules based on an egalitarian principle and provide a procedure for the selection of a single allocation.

  12. Postural Response Signal Characteristics Identified by Method of Developed Statokinesigram

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    Barbolyas Boris

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Human postural system is taken as complex biological system with specific input and output time characteristics, in this study. Evaluation of measured output characteristics is useful in medical diagnostics or in describing postural system disorders. System theory principle provide suitable basis for postural signals analysis. Participating volunteers were instructed to maintain quiet upright stance posture on firm support surface of stabilometric platform for 60s. Postural system actuation was realized by vibration stimuli applied bilaterally on Achilles tendons for 20s. Postural reaction signal, its time profile and static and dynamic characteristics were evaluated by Method of Developed Statokinesigram Trajectory (MDST.

  13. Nefropatía terminal en pacientes de un hospital de referencia en El Salvador

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    Ramón García Trabanino

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. El Salvador es un país con alta mortalidad por nefropatía terminal (NT. El objetivo de este estudio consistió en conocer las características epidemiológicas de una serie de nuevos casos de NT atendidos en un hospital de referencia de este país. Métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal de todos los nuevos casos que iniciaron diálisis crónica entre noviembre de 1999 y marzo de 2000. Mediante una entrevista personal se obtuvieron datos sobre aspectos clínicos, demográficos, laborales y ambientales. Resultados. Durante los 5 meses que duró el estudio se observaron 205 nuevos casos de NT. Entre los 202 entrevistados, se diferenciaron claramente dos grupos: uno de 67 pacientes (33% con factores de riesgo conocidos de NT, similares a los de países desarrollados (fundamentalmente, diabetes mellitus, hipertensión arterial y consumo crónico de antiinflamatorios no esteroideos, y otro de 135 pacientes (67% con características peculiares, en los que no se pudo detectar ningún factor asociado. La mayoría de estos últimos pacientes eran hombres, agricultores, habitantes de zonas costeras o adyacentes a ríos, que años atrás habían estado expuestos, sin protección, a insecticidas o plaguicidas agrícolas por razones laborales. Conclusiones. Se ha identificado un importante grupo de pacientes con NT que aparentemente carecen de una causa para su enfermedad y que presentan características peculiares que permiten sospechar una relación con la exposición laboral a insecticidas o plaguicidas. Son necesarios nuevos estudios para confirmar esta hipótesis.

  14. MIDDIS: ARQUITECTURA DE REFERENCIA PARA LA INTERACCIÓN DE SERVICIOS BASADOS EN SOA E IMS

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    Ximena Velasco Melo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En telecomunicaciones la tendencia actual está dirigida hacia una búsqueda de la convergencia de redes fijas y móviles, y por lo tanto, las redes que se diseñan son más complejas. Así mismo, se presentan nuevos retos en el campo de la interconexión e integración de servicios a través de múltiples redes, tecnologías y áreas de negocio, lo cual hace imprescindible interoperar los servicios de las Tecnologías de Información (Information Technologies, IT , con los de telecomunicaciones. Para aportar en la solución de estos retos y debido además, a la ausencia de un entorno de telecomunicaciones convergente y completamente adecuado para la prestación de servicios tradicionales y nuevos, en este artículo se presenta una arquitectura de referencia que permite la habilitación y entrega rápida de servicios convergentes para el mundo IT y el mundo de las Telecomunicaciones, con la mediación en la interacción de servicios basados en la Arquitectura Orientada a Servicios (Service Oriented Architecture, SOA, y el Subsistema Multimedia IP (IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS . La característica esencial del middleware, implementado en un Entorno de Ejecución de Lógica de Servicio (Service Logic Execution Environment, SLEE, consiste en que IMS utiliza a SOA para integrar sus propios elementos software con componentes externos y de esta manera, se logra la combinación de las facilidades de la Web y de IMS para exponer un conjunto de servicios enriquecidos para ambos mundos.

  15. Niños mexicanos y dibujos animados norteamericanos: referencias extranjeras en series animadas

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    Elia Margarita Cornelio Marí

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    Full Text Available Este estudio sobre audiencias explora cómo un grupo de niños del sureste de México perciben los dibujos animados de «El laboratorio de Dexter». El objetivo primordial es conocer la manera en que un programa norteamericano distribuido internacionalmente es entendido por una audiencia local, especialmente por una conformada por individuos que aún están construyendo su identidad cultural. Se utilizó un enfoque cualitativo: un total de 44 niños en edades entre los 8 y 11 años participaron en una serie de entrevistas semi-estructuradas y grupos de discusión, que se llevaron a cabo en una ciudad de la provincia mexicana (Villahermosa, Tabasco. En cada sesión se observó un episodio de la serie animada doblada al español latino. Posteriormente, se evaluó si los participantes sabían que los dibujos animados eran norteamericanos y si notaban la presencia de elementos culturales diferentes respecto a su propia cultura (textos escritos en inglés, referencias a tradiciones, estilo de vida, símbolos, etc.. Asimismo, se indagó si la edad, el género y estrato social de proveniencia influían en esta percepción. Los resultados muestran que la mayoría de los participantes eran conscientes de estar viendo un programa extranjero, reconocían elementos de la cultura norteamericana y aplicaban diversas estrategias para crear sentido a estas narrativas. Niños mayores, y aquellos que estudian el idioma inglés, fueron capaces de realizar comparaciones más sofisticadas entre las culturas de México y Estados Unidos.

  16. Diferencias en las prevalencias de desnutrición al usarse referencias nacionales e internacionales Differences in the prevalence of malnutrition resulting from using a national growth reference or an international growth reference

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    Evelia Edith Oyhenart

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar si el empleo de dos referencias distintas (internacional y nacional ocasiona diferencias en las prevalencias de emaciación y retraso del crecimiento en una muestra de niños de 8 a 14 años. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en una muestra de 1 470 escolares de ambos sexos de la ciudad de La Plata (Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. A partir de los datos de peso y talla se calcularon las puntuaciones Z respecto a los valores de referencia de la primera y la segunda encuesta estadounidense de salud y nutrición (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES I y II, y de la Sociedad Argentina de Pediatría. Las prevalencias de emaciación y retraso del crecimiento se calcularon tomando un punto de corte de dos desviaciones estándar (DE por debajo de la mediana de referencia. Se compararon las prevalencias mediante la prueba de ji al cuadrado con corrección de Yates y se calcularon la razón de posibilidades (odds ratio, RP y los intervalos de confianza del 95% (IC95%. RESULTADOS: La referencia internacional se asoció positivamente a una mayor prevalencia de retraso del crecimiento, tanto en la muestra total (RP = 5,12; IC95%: 3,27 a 8,05 como en varones (RP = 4,36; IC95%: 2,43 a 7,93 y en mujeres (RP = 6,32; IC95%: 3,10 a 13,27. La prevalencia de emaciación fue similar con ambas referencias. La distribución de la talla para la edad presentó un sesgo a la izquierda respecto de la referencia internacional y a la derecha respecto de la nacional, mientras que la del peso para la talla se superpuso a ambas referencias. CONCLUSIONES: Las diferencias en las prevalencias de retraso del crecimiento calculadas según las dos referencias utilizadas reflejan cuadros disímiles del estado nutricional de la población evaluada. El incremento de la talla de los niños respecto a la referencia nacional apunta a la presencia de una tendencia secular positiva y puede explicar parte de las diferencias en la

  17. Desenvolvimento de equação para estimativa da gordura corporal de mulheres idosas com osteoporose e osteopenia através da espessura de dobras cutâneas tendo como referência absorciometria por dupla emissão de raios X Desarrollo de una ecuación para estimar la grasa corporal de mujeres ancianas con osteoporosis y osteopenia a través de la espesura de dobleces cutáneas teniendo como referencia la absorciometría por doble emisión de rayos X Development of an equation for measurement of bodyfat mass of elderly women with osteoporosis or osteopenia through skin fold thickness using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry as a reference

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: A composição corporal vem sendo descrita como importante fator relacionado à densidade mineral óssea. Assim, o presente estudo teve como objetivo desenvolver equação preditiva para percentagem de gordura corporal através da espessura de dobras cutâneas tendo como referência a absorciometria por dupla emissão de raios X (DXA, em mulheres com osteoporose e osteopenia. METODOLOGIA: Foram analisadas 29 mulheres com idade entre 67 e 84 anos, atendidas no Ambulatório de Osteoporose da Disciplina de Reumatologia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. Foram mensuradas as espessuras de quatro dobras cutâneas (bíceps, tríceps, subescapular e supra-ilíaca e realizada a avaliação da composição corporal pela DXA. A análise estatística constou do teste de Kolmogorov-Smirnov, coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, análise de regressão linear simples, coeficiente de correlação intraclasse, teste t de Student, teste de Bland-Altman e cálculo do erro total da equação de acordo com Lohman (1992. RESULTADOS: O modelo de espessura de dobras cutâneas que melhor explicou o percentual de gordura corporal incluiu a soma das dobras supra-ilíaca, bicipital e tricipital, determinando em até 72% a percentagem de gordura corporal. Os valores médios da gordura corporal em quilograma, estimados pelas dobras e medidos pela DXA, não foram estatisticamente diferentes e estiveram altamente correlacionados (r = 0,82; p INTRODUCCIÓN Y OBJETIVO: La composición corporal viene siendo descrita como un importante factor relacionado a la densidad mineral ósea. De este modo el presente estudio ha tenido como objetivo desarrollar una ecuación predictiva para el porcentaje de grasa corporal a través de la espesura de los dobleces cutáneos con bases en la absorciometría por doble emisión de rayos X (DXA, en mujeres con osteoporosis y osteopenia. METODOLOGÍA: Fueron analizadas 29 mujeres con edades entre 67 y

  18. Effect of absence of vision on posture.

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    Alotaibi, Abdullah Z; Alghadir, Ahmad; Iqbal, Zaheen A; Anwer, Shahnawaz

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    [Purpose] The visual system is one of the sensory systems that enables the body to assess and process information about the external environment. In the absence of vision, a blind person loses contact with the outside world and develops faulty motor patterns, which results in postural deficiencies. However, literature regarding the development of such deficiencies is limited. The aim of this study was to discuss the effect of absence of vision on posture, the possible biomechanics behind the resulting postural deficiencies, and strategies to correct and prevent them. [Subjects and Methods] Various electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, and Google scholar were examined using the words "body", "posture", "blind" and "absence of vision". References in the retrieved articles were also examined for cross-references. The search was limited to articles in the English language. [Results] A total of 74 papers were shortlisted for this review, most of which dated back to the 1950s and 60s. [Conclusion] Blind people exhibit consistent musculoskeletal deformities. Absence of vision leads to numerous abnormal sensory and motor interactions that often limit blind people in isolation. Rehabilitation of the blind is a multidisciplinary task. Specialists from different fields need to diagnose and treat the deficiencies of the blind together as a team. Before restoring the normal mechanics of posture and gait, the missing link with the external world should be reestablished.

  19. Kinematics of the human mandible for different head postures.

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    Visscher, C M; Huddleston Slater, J J; Lobbezoo, F; Naeije, M

    2000-04-01

    The influence of head posture on movement paths of the incisal point (IP) and of the mandibular condyles during free open-close movements was studied. Ten persons, without craniomandibular or cervical spine disorders, participated in the study. Open close mandibular movements were recorded with the head in five postures, viz., natural head posture, forward head posture, military posture, and lateroflexion to the right and to the left side, using the Oral Kinesiologic Analysis System (OKAS-3D). This study showed that in a military head posture, the opening movement path of the incisal point is shifted anteriorly relative to the path in a natural head posture. In a forward head posture, the movement path is shifted posteriorly whereas during lateroflexion, it deviates to the side the head has moved to. Moreover, the intra-articular distance in the temporomandibular joint during closing is smaller with the head in military posture and greater in forward head posture, as compared to the natural head posture. During lateroflexion, the intra-articular distance on the ipsilateral side is smaller. The influence of head posture upon the kinematics of the mandible is probably a manifestation of differences in mandibular loading in the different head postures.

  20. Adaptación de la norma NTC 6001:2008 a micro y pequeñas empresas (MYPES) de software, utilizando como marco de referencia COMPETISOFT

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    Valencia Duque, Francisco Javier

    2008-01-01

    La norma técnica colombiana NTC 6001:2008, es una norma de calidad orientada a las MYPES, que establece los requisitos fundamentales para implementar un sistema de gestión de calidad en cualquier sector económico. En el sector del software, en los últimos años varias entidades del orden nacional e internacional, han venido desarrollando modelos de calidad de software diferentes a los tradicionales (CMMI, ISO 9001) para volver más productivas y competitivas las micro y pequeñas factorías de so...

  1. Arquitectura de Software de Referencia para Objetos Inteligentes en Internet de las Cosas

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    Ariel Alejandro Segura

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    La evolución de los sistemas embebidos, que tuvo lugar junto al bajo costo y ubicuidad de internet, ha tenido como resultado el paradigma Internet de las Cosas. El objetivo de este paradigma es convertir los objetos que nos rodean en objetos inteligentes de forma tal que, comunicándose a través de Internet, puedan percibir lo que sucede en su entorno y poder reaccionar frente a ello. Se han llevado a cabo numerosos trabajos en materia de estandarización para este paradigma como, por ejemplo, ...

  2. Body mass and body weight: a dual reference system in biology Masa y peso corporales: un sistema dual de referencia en biología

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    BRUNO GÜNTHER

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT The aim of the present study was to compare two different biological similarity criteria, one was based on body mass (M as a theoretical reference system in accordance with the MLT-system of physics, while the other utilized the body weight (W for the same purpose. The mass-dependent allometry should be applied during space flights as well as during fetal and newborn conditions of life, whereas the weight-dependence should prevail in earth-bound physiology. The above mentioned distinctions are relevant not only for the specific metabolic rates but also for numerous biological time functions, as for instance for the heart and respiratory rates of all mammals, whose allometric exponent is b = - 0.09 during fetal life, and b = - 0.25 in all adult specimens.El objetivo del presente trabajo fue la comparación de dos diferentes criterios de similitud, uno basado en la masa corporal (M como sistema teórico de referencia de acuerdo con el sistema MLT de la Física, en tanto que el otro utilizó el peso corporal (W con este mismo propósito. La alometría dependiente de la masa debería aplicarse durante los vuelos espaciales así como durante la vida fetal y la condición de recién nacido, en tanto que la dependencia del peso debe prevalecer en la fisiología terrestre. La distinción antes mencionada es relevante, no sólo para el metabolismo específico y también para numerosas funciones biológicas en relación con funciones de tiempo, como ser con las frecuencias cardiaca y respiratoria de todos los mamíferos cuyo exponente alométrico es b = - 0,09 durante la vida fetal, y b = - 0,25 en todos los especimenes adultos.

  3. Neck pain and postural balance among workers with high postural demands - a cross-sectional study

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    Background Neck pain is related to impaired postural balance among patients and is highly prevalent among workers with high postural demands, for example, cleaners. We therefore hypothesised, that cleaners with neck pain suffer from postural dysfunction. This cross-sectional study tested if cleaners with neck pain have an impaired postural balance compared with cleaners without neck pain. Methods Postural balance of 194 cleaners with (n = 85) and without (N = 109) neck pain was studied using three different tests. Success or failure to maintain the standing position for 30 s in unilateral stance was recorded. Participants were asked to stand on a force platform for 30 s in the Romberg position with eyes open and closed. The centre of pressure of the sway was calculated, and separated into a slow (rambling) and fast (trembling) component. Subsequently, the 95% confidence ellipse area (CEA) was calculated. Furthermore a perturbation test was performed. Results More cleaners with neck pain (81%) failed the unilateral stance compared with cleaners without neck pain (61%) (p neck pain in comparison with cleaners without neck pain in the Romberg position with eyes closed, but not with eyes open. Conclusions Postural balance is impaired among cleaners with neck pain and the current study suggests a particular role of the slow component of postural sway. Furthermore, the unilateral stance test is a simple test to illustrate functional impairment among cleaners with concurrent neck and low back pain. Trial registration ISRCTN96241850 PMID:21806796

  4. Is postural control affected by expertise in alpine skiing?

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    Noe, F; Paillard, T

    2005-01-01

    Objectives: This study examined the postural performance of two groups of male skiers competing at different levels and the consequences on postural control of the suppression of visual afferences by eye closure.

  5. Classifying Transition Behaviour in Postural Activity Monitoring

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    James BRUSEY

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available A few accelerometers positioned on different parts of the body can be used to accurately classify steady state behaviour, such as walking, running, or sitting. Such systems are usually built using supervised learning approaches. Transitions between postures are, however, difficult to deal with using posture classification systems proposed to date, since there is no label set for intermediary postures and also the exact point at which the transition occurs can sometimes be hard to pinpoint. The usual bypass when using supervised learning to train such systems is to discard a section of the dataset around each transition. This leads to poorer classification performance when the systems are deployed out of the laboratory and used on-line, particularly if the regimes monitored involve fast paced activity changes. Time-based filtering that takes advantage of sequential patterns is a potential mechanism to improve posture classification accuracy in such real-life applications. Also, such filtering should reduce the number of event messages needed to be sent across a wireless network to track posture remotely, hence extending the system’s life. To support time-based filtering, understanding transitions, which are the major event generators in a classification system, is a key. This work examines three approaches to post-process the output of a posture classifier using time-based filtering: a naïve voting scheme, an exponentially weighted voting scheme, and a Bayes filter. Best performance is obtained from the exponentially weighted voting scheme although it is suspected that a more sophisticated treatment of the Bayes filter might yield better results.

  6. Una breve historia de la colección de moluscos del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales de Madrid con especial referencia a la colección malacológica de Alí Bey y Simón de Rojas Clemente

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    Bragado, María Dolores; Andrés, Javier de; Araujo, Rafael

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    Se recopilan todas las entradas de material malacológico en las colecciones del MNCN desde su fundación como Real Gabinete de Historia Natural en 1771 hasta 1935. Dentro de este estudio se hace especial referencia a la colección de moluscos que Manuel Godoy (1767-1851), el Príncipe de la Paz, depositó en 1804 en el Real Gabinete de Historia Natural. Esta colección, originalmente compuesta por vertebrados, invertebrados, fósiles, minerales y plantas, le fue regalada a Godoy por Domingo Badía i...

  7. La traducción a la lengua inglesa de referencias culturales españolas en la provincia de Soria: gastronomía, fiestas y tradiciones. Proyecto para la elaboración de un glosario bilingüe

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    García Tabernero, José Fernando

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    La gastronomía, las manifestaciones festivas y las tradiciones son recursos turísticos fundamentales en la promoción del turismo en la provincia de Soria. Uno de los principales mercados-objetivo es el público angloparlante y, dada la importancia económica y el carácter internacional de una lengua como el inglés, nos preguntamos cómo son las traducciones existentes de las referencias culturales sobre gastronomía, fiestas y tradiciones de nuestra provincia. Grado en Turismo

  8. Effects of posture on postoperative pulmonary function

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    Nielsen, K G; Holte, Kathrine; Kehlet, H

    2003-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pulmonary morbidity is still a relevant complication to major surgery despite improvements in surgical technique and anaesthetic methods. Postoperative posture may be a pathogenic factor, but the effects of changes in postoperative posture on pulmonary function have not been reviewed....... METHODS: Review of controlled, clinical trials evaluating postoperative pulmonary function in patients positioned in the supine vs. the sitting or standing position and patients positioned in the supine vs. the lateral position. Data were obtained from a search in the Medline and Cochrane databases (1966...

  9. El turismo rural como experiencia significativa y su estudio desde la fenomenologia existencial

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    Baltazar Bernal, Obdulia; Zavala Ruiz, Jesús

    2015-01-01

    El turismo rural es una moda ante la crisis del turismo masivo, estandarizado de sol y playa que no tiene una definición consensuada mundialmente porque lo rural tiene variadas significaciones. Primero, se hace un análisis etimológico del término "turismo rural", se propone una definición ampliada para el contexto mexicano como "turismo ranchero" y se exhibe un concepto multidimensional: económico, gerencial y fenomenológico. Luego, se esboza un marco de referencia desde una perspectiva fenom...

  10. Desarrollo económico comunitario como estrategia para enfrentar la pobreza

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    William Ninacs

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la acción del trabajo social en relación con la pobreza. Busca esclarecer los modos de intervención profesional con las personas y las comunidades empobrecidas. Hace referencia a los enfoques históricos, en relación a esta problemática. Así mismo, aborda las nuevas características de la pobreza y ciertas explicaciones teóricas que permiten comprenderla como un fenómeno de exclusión contemporánea

  11. La cárcel como institución social límite

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    Omar Alejandro Bravo

    2017-01-01

    Los efectos subjetivos de las instituciones carcelarias han sido claramente descriptos por Goffman como aspectos comunes de lo que este autor denominó instituciones totales, principalmente a partir de las prácticas y discursos que las caracterizan. También Foucault resulta, en este sentido, una referencia obligada para este análisis. No obstante, desde las ciencias sociales y humanas en general, y desde la psicología en particular, no se produjeron aportes significativos al respecto de los ef...

  12. Development of the Coordination between Posture and Manual Control

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    Haddad, Jeffrey M.; Claxton, Laura J.; Keen, Rachel; Berthier, Neil E.; Riccio, Gary E.; Hamill, Joseph; Van Emmerik, Richard E. A.

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    Studies have suggested that proper postural control is essential for the development of reaching. However, little research has examined the development of the coordination between posture and manual control throughout childhood. We investigated the coordination between posture and manual control in children (7- and 10-year-olds) and adults during…

  13. Postural Control in Children: Implications for Pediatric Practice

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    Westcott, Sarah L.; Burtner, Patricia

    2004-01-01

    Based on a systems theory of motor control, reactive postural control (RPA) and anticipatory postural control (APA) in children are reviewed from several perspectives in order to develop an evidence-based intervention strategy for improving postural control in children with limitations in motor function. Research on development of postural…

  14. Decrease in back strength in asymmetric trunk postures

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    Vink, P.; Daanen, H. A M; Meijst, W. J.; Ligteringen, J.

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    The extension force against resistance was recorded in 23 postures for 12 subjects to find explanations for the decrease in back strength in asymmetric postures. A reduction in muscle force in asymmetric postures was found up to 40%, but was strongly dependent on the plane in which asymmetry

  15. Hoy como ayer

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    Rodríguez M.

    2010-01-01

    Leyendo el artículo titulado “Los medicamentos baratos” de la revista La Farmacia Española, publicada en Madrid el jueves 21 de diciembre de 1893, uno se pregunta cómo puede ser que se reconozca la situación como si fuera de ahora mismo, cómo puede ser que estemos igual que hace más de cien años. Entonces eran los descuentos que se empezaban a extender en las farmacias, francesas sobre todo, y que amenazaban el prestigio profesional de todo el colectivo. Con frases como éstas se define la sit...

  16. La razonabilidad como virtud

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    Muñoz Oliveira, Luis Humberto

    2008-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Esta tesis doctoral explora la idea de que la razonabilidad es una virtud fundamental para que las sociedades plurales puedan convertirse en, o mantenerse como, un sistema de cooperación donde la justicia sea posible. La hipótesis central es que la razonabilidad como virtud es una manera de ser tolerante de forma solidaria, es entender al conciudadano, escucharlo, saber que juntos acordaron las reglas de cooperación y ac...

  17. Equilibrio postural e musculoesquelético de skatistas

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    Davi Schilling

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Verificar a relação existente entre a prática do skate e os equilíbrios musculoesquelético e postural látero-lateral do corpo. Método: A amostra foi composta por 10 skatistas das categorias amador 1 e 2 residentes na grande Porto Alegre. Foram realizados quatro procedimentos de avaliação: (1 teste de força máxima isométrica, através de contração voluntária máxima isométrica, (2 teste de comprimento muscular, (3 medida das alturas dos ângulos inferiores das escápulas, espinha ilíaca póstero-superior, linha poplítea do joelho e (4 questionário sobre a técnica utilizada no esporte. Os dados foram submetidos à estatística inferencial e descritiva. Resultados e considerações finais: Verificou-se que não existem diferenças significativas (p>0,05 para força, comprimento muscular e alturas corporais entre os lados direito e esquerdo do corpo. Estes resultados sugerem a existência de equilíbrio musculoesquelético dos membros inferiores e cintura pélvica, bem como equilíbrio postural látero-lateral, independente da frequência de alternância do pé de embalo ou da base utilizada na prática do skate.

  18. Teresa Wilms Montt: la visceralidad como activismo

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    Full Text Available Es usual señalar que el debate sobre las emociones solo pasó a formar parte del feminismo en los últimos años. Sin embargo, es notoria la referencia en la literatura feminista de la primera ola al espacio de lo íntimo en términos de una colisión de emociones profundamente política que puede ser definida en términos de “visceralidad”. El presente trabajo se enmarca en un proyecto que tiene como objetivo final señalar el modo en que la transmisión de los afectos formó parte fundamental de la constitución del feminismo en América Latina. Este artículo se ocupa analizar la producción de la escritora chilena Teresa Wilms Montt, muy particularmente su primera obra, “Inquietudes sentimentales” (1917. No se trata meramente de argumentar la presencia de la dimensión emocional, sino de indagar en la especificidad de ese momento de su escritura donde la categoría de ‘intimidad” se torna central a la hora de establecer principios feministas. Son las características de su recorrido -donde entran en colisión las emociones más diversas - y el vínculo que establece con las luchas políticas del feminismo de corte anarquista las que abren la posibilidad de entender esta etapa, dando cuenta de la constitución de una geografía afectiva para el activismo latinoamericano. Una geografía marcada, centralmente por el desafío a “estructuras del sentir” patriarcales a través de intervenciones que sacan a la luz el papel politico de la visceralidad en tanto acción.

  19. Perfil antropométrico en adultos del noroeste argentino: comparación con una referencia internacional

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    Full Text Available Desde una perspectiva bioantropológica las mediciones antropométricas en adultos son exhaustivamente utilizadas en la evaluación morfológica de poblaciones argentinas extintas. La mayoría de los estudios antropométricos en adultos argentinos contemporáneos se limitan a la evaluación de talla, peso e IMC. El objetivo de este trabajo fue describir otras variables antropométricas en adultos del Noroeste argentino (NOA y compararlas con una referencia internacional. Los datos de peso, talla, perímetros (brazo, muslo, pierna, cintura y pliegues (tríceps, subescapular proceden de 881 individuos (526 mujeres; 355 varones sanos de 20-60 años de edad de distintas localidades de Catamarca y Jujuy. Se calcularon estadísticos descriptivos (media y DS por sexo y dos PALABRAS CLAVE adultos; Noroeste Argentino; perímetros; pliegues; antropometría grupos de edad: 20-39 y 40-60 años. Las comparaciones se establecieron con adultos de EEUU de origen mejicano (Centers for Disease Control, CDC 2003-2006 con la prueba t. Se calcularon los percentilos con el método LMS. En ambos sexos y grupos de edad los adultos del NOA presentaron valores significativamente inferiores a los de la referencia en todas las variables consideradas, excepto para pliegues tricipital y subescapular en varones de 40-60 años. No se han encontrado antecedentes antropométricos comparables semejantes para poblaciones argentinas y del NOA. El perfil antropométrico de los adultos del NOA difiere significativamente con respecto a la población de referencia con un origen étnico afín.

  20. 2012 National Guard Bureau Posture Statement

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    Illinois / Poland Indiana / Slovakia Kansas / Armenia Maine/ Montenegro Maryland / Estonia Maryland / Bosnia Michigan / Latvia Minnesota / Croatia New Jersey...alternative methods of planting to help increase crop production in the area. 2012 Posture Statement 19 Global Engagement State Partnership...horticulture ( plant cultivation), pest control, veterinary/animal husbandry techniques, civil engineering, and energy management. As a result of the

  1. Postural Determinants in the Blind. Final Report.

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    Siegel, Irwin M.; Murphy, Thomas J.

    The problem of malposture in the blind and its affect on orientation and travel skills was explored. A group of 45 students were enrolled in a standard 3-month mobility training program. Each student suffered a postural problem, some compounded by severe orthopedic and/or neurological deficit. All subjects were given complete orthopedic and…

  2. Smart rehabilitation garment for posture monitoring

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    Wang, Q.; Chen, W.; Timmermans, A.A.A.; Karachristos, C.; Martens, J.B.O.S.; Markopoulos, P.

    Posture monitoring and correction technologies can support prevention and treatment of spinal pain or can help detect and avoid compensatory movements during the neurological rehabilitation of upper extremities, which can be very important to ensure their effectiveness. We describe the design and

  3. Robust balance shift control with posture optimization

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    Kavafoglu, Z.; Kavafoglu, Ersan; Egges, J.

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we present a control framework which creates robust and natural balance shifting behaviours during standing. Given high-level features such as the position of the center of mass projection and the foot configurations, a kinematic posture satisfying these features is synthesized using

  4. Can smartwatches replace smartphones for posture tracking?

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    Mortazavi, Bobak; Nemati, Ebrahim; VanderWall, Kristina; Flores-Rodriguez, Hector G; Cai, Jun Yu Jacinta; Lucier, Jessica; Naeim, Arash; Sarrafzadeh, Majid

    2015-10-22

    This paper introduces a human posture tracking platform to identify the human postures of sitting, standing or lying down, based on a smartwatch. This work develops such a system as a proof-of-concept study to investigate a smartwatch's ability to be used in future remote health monitoring systems and applications. This work validates the smartwatches' ability to track the posture of users accurately in a laboratory setting while reducing the sampling rate to potentially improve battery life, the first steps in verifying that such a system would work in future clinical settings. The algorithm developed classifies the transitions between three posture states of sitting, standing and lying down, by identifying these transition movements, as well as other movements that might be mistaken for these transitions. The system is trained and developed on a Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and the algorithm was validated through a leave-one-subject-out cross-validation of 20 subjects. The system can identify the appropriate transitions at only 10 Hz with an F-score of 0.930, indicating its ability to effectively replace smart phones, if needed.

  5. Forearm posture and mobility in quadrupedal dinosaurs.

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    VanBuren, Collin S; Bonnan, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    Quadrupedality evolved four independent times in dinosaurs; however, the constraints associated with these transitions in limb anatomy and function remain poorly understood, in particular the evolution of forearm posture and rotational ability (i.e., active pronation and supination). Results of previous qualitative studies are inconsistent, likely due to an inability to quantitatively assess the likelihood of their conclusions. We attempt to quantify antebrachial posture and mobility using the radius bone because its morphology is distinct between extant sprawled taxa with a limited active pronation ability and parasagittal taxa that have an enhanced ability to actively pronate the manus. We used a sliding semi-landmark, outline-based geometric morphometric approach of the proximal radial head and a measurement of the angle of curvature of the radius in a sample of 189 mammals, 49 dinosaurs, 35 squamates, 16 birds, and 5 crocodilians. Our results of radial head morphology showed that quadrupedal ceratopsians, bipedal non-hadrosaurid ornithopods, and theropods had limited pronation/supination ability, and sauropodomorphs have unique radial head morphology that likely allowed limited rotational ability. However, the curvature of the radius showed that no dinosaurian clade had the ability to cross the radius about the ulna, suggesting parallel antebrachial elements for all quadrupedal dinosaurs. We conclude that the bipedal origins of all quadrupedal dinosaur clades could have allowed for greater disparity in forelimb posture than previously appreciated, and future studies on dinosaur posture should not limit their classifications to the overly simplistic extant dichotomy.

  6. Public and Private Posture : Zadie Smith

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    Heynders, Odile

    2016-01-01

    This chapter will focus on Smith’s posture, and in particular on how her public position and literary work negotiate issues such as identification, celebrity, style and authenticity. First, the paradox of the ‘celebrity authority’ will be examined, followed by a Derrida-inspired analysis of Smith’s

  7. Evaluation of body posture in nursing students

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    Marília Fernandes Andrade

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract OBJECTIVE To investigate the body posture of nursing students before and after clinical practice. METHOD The study was developed in two stages. Initially the body posture of students of the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th periods were assessed through photogrammetry. All images were analyzed in a random and masked manner with CorporisPro® 3.1.3 software. Three evaluations were performed for each angle and then the mean value was calculated. Two years later, when the 4th period students had developed their clinical internships, their body posture was again evaluated. RESULTS The total sample consisted of 112 students. Comparison of their posture with the normality pattern showed that all the angles presented significant differences (p< 0.00, except for the angle of the Thales triangle. Reassessment of these students evidenced significant differences in the angles of the acromioclavicular joint (p=0.03, knee flexion (p< 0.00 and in the tibiotarsal angle (p< 0.00. CONCLUSION All the students presented alterations when compared to the normality values. The segments that presented significant differences between before and after practice were the acromioclavicular angle, knee flexion, and tibiotarsal angle; the latter two were in the rolling position.

  8. Influence of musical groove on postural sway.

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    Ross, Jessica M; Warlaumont, Anne S; Abney, Drew H; Rigoli, Lillian M; Balasubramaniam, Ramesh

    2016-03-01

    Timescales of postural fluctuation reflect underlying neuromuscular processes in balance control that are influenced by sensory information and the performance of concurrent cognitive and motor tasks. An open question is how postural fluctuations entrain to complex environmental rhythms, such as in music, which also vary on multiple timescales. Musical groove describes the property of music that encourages auditory-motor synchronization and is used to study voluntary motor entrainment to rhythmic sounds. The influence of groove on balance control mechanisms remains unexplored. We recorded fluctuations in center of pressure (CoP) of standing participants (N = 40) listening to low and high groove music and during quiet stance. We found an effect of musical groove on radial sway variability, with the least amount of variability in the high groove condition. In addition, we observed that groove influenced postural sway entrainment at various temporal scales. For example, with increasing levels of groove, we observed more entrainment to shorter, local timescale rhythmic musical occurrences. In contrast, we observed more entrainment to longer, global timescale features of the music, such as periodicity, with decreasing levels of groove. Finally, musical experience influenced the amount of postural variability and entrainment at local and global timescales. We conclude that groove in music and musical experience can influence the neural mechanisms that govern balance control, and discuss implications of our findings in terms of multiscale sensorimotor coupling. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).

  9. Posture changes and subfoveal choroidal blood flow.

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    Longo, Antonio; Geiser, Martial H; Riva, Charles E

    2004-02-01

    To evaluate the effect of posture change on subfoveal choroidal blood flow (ChBF) in normal volunteers. The pulsatile, nonpulsatile, and mean ChBF were measured with laser Doppler flowmetry in 11 healthy volunteers with a mean age of 32 +/- 13 (SD) years. The posture of the subjects was changed from standing (90 degrees ), to supine (-8 degrees ), and back to standing, with a mechanically driven table. During the whole experimental procedure, ChBF and heart rate (HR) were continuously recorded. After 30 seconds in standing position, the subjects were tilted to supine during approximately 30 seconds. They remained in this position for approximately 2 minutes, after which they were tilted back to the standing position (recovery), where they remained for another approximately 2 minutes. Systemic brachial artery blood pressure (BP) was measured in the baseline, supine, and recovery positions. This procedure was repeated to measure the intraocular pressure (IOP) at the different postures. Mean BP did not change significantly throughout the experimental procedure. As the body was tilted from standing to supine, HR decreased by 16% (P blood velocity. Based on previously reported experimental data that indicate that the ocular perfusion pressure increases less than predicted by purely hydrostatic considerations when the body is tilted from the standing to the supine position, the observed increase in ChBF suggests a passive response of the choroidal circulation to the posture change.

  10. Forearm posture and mobility in quadrupedal dinosaurs.

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    Collin S VanBuren

    Full Text Available Quadrupedality evolved four independent times in dinosaurs; however, the constraints associated with these transitions in limb anatomy and function remain poorly understood, in particular the evolution of forearm posture and rotational ability (i.e., active pronation and supination. Results of previous qualitative studies are inconsistent, likely due to an inability to quantitatively assess the likelihood of their conclusions. We attempt to quantify antebrachial posture and mobility using the radius bone because its morphology is distinct between extant sprawled taxa with a limited active pronation ability and parasagittal taxa that have an enhanced ability to actively pronate the manus. We used a sliding semi-landmark, outline-based geometric morphometric approach of the proximal radial head and a measurement of the angle of curvature of the radius in a sample of 189 mammals, 49 dinosaurs, 35 squamates, 16 birds, and 5 crocodilians. Our results of radial head morphology showed that quadrupedal ceratopsians, bipedal non-hadrosaurid ornithopods, and theropods had limited pronation/supination ability, and sauropodomorphs have unique radial head morphology that likely allowed limited rotational ability. However, the curvature of the radius showed that no dinosaurian clade had the ability to cross the radius about the ulna, suggesting parallel antebrachial elements for all quadrupedal dinosaurs. We conclude that the bipedal origins of all quadrupedal dinosaur clades could have allowed for greater disparity in forelimb posture than previously appreciated, and future studies on dinosaur posture should not limit their classifications to the overly simplistic extant dichotomy.

  11. El nacionalismo cosmopolita. La referencia europea en la construcción nacional de Colombia 1845-1900

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    Vera Weiler

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Frédéric Martínez, El nacionalismo cosmopolita. La referencia europea en la construcción nacional de Colombia 1845-1900. Bogotá, Banco de la Repúblicallnstituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, 2001, 580 páginas. El libro, esperado desde que su autor presentara los primeros avances de su investigación en forma de ponencias y artículos, es la traducción de una tesis doctoral sustentada en la Sorbona en 1997 y publicada en su lengua original, por el Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos.

  12. Posture and Texting: Effect on Balance in Young Adults.

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    Nurul Retno Nurwulan

    Full Text Available Using a mobile phone while doing another activity is a common dual-task activity in our daily lives. This study examined the effect of texting on the postural stability of young adults. Twenty college students were asked to perform static and dynamic postural stability tasks. Traditional COP and multivariate multiscale entropy (MMSE were used to assess the static postural stability and the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT was used to assess the dynamic postural stability. Results showed that (1 texting impaired postural stability, (2 the complexity index did not change much although the task conditions changed, and (3 performing texting is perceived to be more difficult.

  13. Should Ballet Dancers Vary Postures and Underfoot Surfaces When Practicing Postural Balance?

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    Steinberg, Nili; Waddington, Gordon; Adams, Roger; Karin, Janet; Tirosh, Oren

    2018-01-01

    Postural balance (PB) is an important component skill for professional dancers. However, the effects of different types of postures and different underfoot surfaces on PB have not adequately been addressed. The main aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different conditions of footwear, surfaces, and standing positions on static and dynamic PB ability of young ballet dancers. A total of 36 male and female young professional ballet dancers (aged 14-19 years) completed static and dynamic balance testing, measured by head and lumbar accelerometers, while standing on one leg in the turnout position, under six different conditions: (1) "relaxed" posture; (2) "ballet" posture; (3) barefoot; (4) ballet shoes with textured insoles; (5) barefoot on a textured mat; and (6) barefoot on a spiky mat. A condition effect was found for static and dynamic PB. Static PB was reduced when dancers stood in the ballet posture compared with standing in the relaxed posture and when standing on a textured mat and on a spiky mat (p ballet shoes with textured insoles and when standing on a spiky mat compared with all other conditions (p ballet aligned position, including dance practice on different types of floors and on different types of textured/spiky materials may result in skill transfer to practice on normal floor surfaces, and both static and dynamic PB exercises should be assessed and generalized into practical dance routines.

  14. Análise do trabalho de referência em Centros de Atenção Psicossocial Análisis del trabajo de referencia en Centros de Atención Psicosocial Analysis of reference work in Psychosocial Care Centers

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    Lilian Miranda

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar como os usuários, familiares e trabalhadores de centros de atenção psicossocial avaliam o trabalho da equipe e dos profissionais de referência nesses serviços. MÉTODOS: Pesquisa qualitativa, baseada no paradigma construtivista e na hermenêutica Gadameriana. Foram analisados dois ciclos de grupos focais constituídos por profissionais, usuários e familiares de usuários de todos os centros de atenção psicossocial da cidade de Campinas (SP, em 2006. RESULTADOS: O trabalho de referência foi avaliado como um arranjo que produz efeitos terapêuticos e contribui na eficácia da organização do trabalho. Entretanto, foram relatados riscos de centralização de poder, praticada pelos profissionais de referência, e sofrimento do trabalhador, que pode sentir-se excessivamente responsabilizado pelo caso que referencia. CONCLUSÕES: Os efeitos do arranjo equipes/profissionais de referência sobre os pacientes embasam-se em aspectos emocionais ligados à confiabilidade, à constância e integralidade de cuidados. No entanto, tais aspectos também apresentam problemas relacionais, principalmente quanto à onipotência, que pode envolver o trabalhador.OBJETIVO: Analizar como los usuarios, familiares y trabajadores de centros de atención psicosocial evalúan el trabajo de equipo y de los profesionales de referencia en esos servicios. MÉTODOS: Se realizó una investigación cualitativa, con base en el paradigma constructivista y en la hermenéutica Gadameriana. Se analizaron dos ciclos de grupos focales constituidos por profesionales, usuarios y familiares de usuarios de todos los centros de atención psicosocial de la ciudad de Campinas (Sureste de Brasil, en 2006. RESULTADOS: El trabajo de referencia fue evaluado como un arreglo que produce efectos terapéuticos y contribuye en la eficiencia de la organización del trabajo. Así mismo, se relataron riesgos de centralización de poder, practicada por los profesionales de

  15. Postural control in women with breast hypertrophy

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    Alessandra Ferreira Barbosa

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The consequences of breast hypertrophy have been described based on the alteration of body mass distribution, leading to an impact on psychological and physical aspects. The principles of motor control suggest that breast hypertrophy can lead to sensorimotor alterations and the impairment of body balance due to postural misalignment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the postural control of women with breast hypertrophy under different sensory information conditions. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 14 women with breast hypertrophy and 14 without breast hypertrophy, and the mean ages of the groups were 39 ±15 years and 39±16 years, respectively. A force platform was used to assess the sensory systems that contribute to postural control: somatosensory, visual and vestibular. Four postural conditions were sequentially tested: eyes open and fixed platform, eyes closed and fixed platform, eyes open and mobile platform, and eyes closed and mobile platform. The data were processed, and variables related to the center of pressure were analyzed for each condition. The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare the conditions between the groups for the area of center of pressure displacement and the velocity of center of pressure displacement in the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral directions. The alpha level error was set at 0.05. RESULTS: Women with breast hypertrophy presented an area that was significantly higher for three out of four conditions and a higher velocity of center of pressure displacement in the anterior-posterior direction under two conditions: eyes open and mobile platform and eyes closed and mobile platform. CONCLUSIONS: Women with breast hypertrophy have altered postural control, which was demonstrated by the higher area and velocity of center of pressure displacement.

  16. Causas y sobrevida en pacientes quemados en el centro de referencia del nororiente de Colombia

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    Carlos E. Ramírez-Blanco

    Full Text Available Introducción y Objetivo: En el mundo, las quemaduras son causa importante de morbilidad y responsables del fallecimiento de más de 300.000 personas al año. Más del 90% de estas muertes ocurren en países con ingresos bajos o medios. El objetivo de este estudio es caracterizar los pacientes quemados hospitalizados en el centro de referencia para el nororiente de Colombia, el Hospital Universitario de Santander, en Bucaramanga. Material y Método. Realizamos un estudio observacional, descriptivo y longitudinal, con información tomada de historias clínicas de pacientes quemados hospitalizados en el Hospital Universitario de Santander en un periodo de 12 meses. Obtuvimos información sociodemográfica y médica. Llevamos a cabo un análisis estadístico con medidas de tendencia central, proporciones, incidencia global y específica, además de densidad de incidencia global y específica. Resultados. Durante el 2014 se hospitalizaron en el centro de estudio 402 pacientes quemados provenientes de 12 departamentos del país, 234 (58.2% hombres y 168 (41.8% mujeres, con edades de entre 6 días y 83 años. Las quemaduras comprometían entre el 1-80% de superficie corporal; el 95.5% de los pacientes tenían vinculación con el Sistema General de Seguridad Social Nacional. Los agentes causales incluyeron líquidos calientes (52.5%, fuego (10.0%, gasolina (9.2%, electricidad (7.5% y químicos (3.7%, entre otros, y produjeron quemaduras de segundo y/o tercer grado. La mediana de la estancia hospitalaria fue de 14 días, con mortalidad acumulada del 1.5% que se relacionó con la profundidad y extensión de la quemadura. Consideramos que el tipo de agente compromete con mayor frecuencia a un grupo etario determinado por las actividades propias de la edad; que la profundidad de la quemadura puede tener relación con el agente causal debido a la temperatura que alcanza; y que la extensión de la quemadura es el único predictor de mortalidad y se relaciona

  17. Tratamiento quirúrgico de la enfermedad valvular cardiaca de predominio izquierdo, en un hospital de referencia nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Julio C. Vasquez

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Describir las características preoperatorias, intraoperatorias y posoperatorias de los pacientes con enfermedad valvular cardiaca de predominio izquierdo (EVCPI tratados en un servicio de cirugía de tórax y cardiovascular de un hospital de referencia nacional; así como describir la ocurrencia de eventos tromboembólicos y hemorrágicos en estos pacientes. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio longitudinal retrospectivo en el que se incluyeron 185 pacientes operados entre 1999 y 2006 en el Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo (Lima, Perú. Los pacientes fueron divididos en cuatro grupos: con comisurotomía mitral; con reemplazo valvular aórtico; con reemplazo valvular mitral y con doble reemplazo valvular. Se empleó la prueba t de student, la prueba chi cuadrado, el análisis de varianza y la prueba de Bonferroni. El análisis de supervivencia tomó en cuenta los eventos tromboembolicos y hemorrágicos serios y se fijó un tiempo de seguimiento de seis años. Resultados. El tiempo de enfermedad promedio fue 4,6 años. La etiología más frecuente fue enfermedad reumática valvular (74,6%. La mortalidad hospitalaria fue 3,8%, siendo la causa de muerte más frecuente el síndrome de bajo gasto cardiaco con falla multiorgánica asociada. La incidencia de eventos isquémicos (trombosis o embolización en pacientes que tuvieron reemplazo valvular a largo plazo (más de 6 meses fue 3,2%, y de eventos hemorrágicos fue 4,3%. Conclusiones. Los resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico de EVCPI en el Perú son favorables. La tasa de complicaciones y mortalidad hospitalaria, así como los eventos tromboembólicos y hemorrágicos a largo plazo son comparables con los reportados en la literatura mundial

  18. Tratamiento quirúrgico de la enfermedad valvular cardiaca de predominio izquierdo, en un hospital de referencia nacional de Lima, Perú

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    Julio C. Vasquez

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Describir las características preoperatorias, intraoperatorias y posoperatorias de los pacientes con enfermedad valvular cardiaca de predominio izquierdo (EVCPI tratados en un servicio de cirugía de tórax y cardiovascular de un hospital de referencia nacional; así como describir la ocurrencia de eventos tromboembólicos y hemorrágicos en estos pacientes. Materiales y métodos. Se realizó un estudio longitudinal retrospectivo en el que se incluyeron 185 pacientes operados entre 1999 y 2006 en el Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo (Lima, Perú. Los pacientes fueron divididos en cuatro grupos: con comisurotomía mitral; con reemplazo valvular aórtico; con reemplazo valvular mitral y con doble reemplazo valvular. Se empleó la prueba t de student, la prueba chi cuadrado, el análisis de varianza y la prueba de Bonferroni. El análisis de supervivencia tomó en cuenta los eventos tromboembolicos y hemorrágicos serios y se fijó un tiempo de seguimiento de seis años. Resultados. El tiempo de enfermedad promedio fue 4,6 años. La etiología más frecuente fue enfermedad reumática valvular (74,6%. La mortalidad hospitalaria fue 3,8%, siendo la causa de muerte más frecuente el síndrome de bajo gasto cardiaco con falla multiorgánica asociada. La incidencia de eventos isquémicos (trombosis o embolización en pacientes que tuvieron reemplazo valvular a largo plazo (más de 6 meses fue 3,2%, y de eventos hemorrágicos fue 4,3%. Conclusiones. Los resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico de EVCPI en el Perú son favorables. La tasa de complicaciones y mortalidad hospitalaria, así como los eventos tromboembólicos y hemorrágicos a largo plazo son comparables con los reportados en la literatura mundial.

  19. The reliability and validity of the Saliba Postural Classification System.

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    Collins, Cristiana Kahl; Johnson, Vicky Saliba; Godwin, Ellen M; Pappas, Evangelos

    2016-07-01

    To determine the reliability and validity of the Saliba Postural Classification System (SPCS). Two physical therapists classified pictures of 100 volunteer participants standing in their habitual posture for inter and intra-tester reliability. For validity, 54 participants stood on a force plate in a habitual and a corrected posture, while a vertical force was applied through the shoulders until the clinician felt a postural give. Data were extracted at the time the give was felt and at a time in the corrected posture that matched the peak vertical ground reaction force (VGRF) in the habitual posture. Inter-tester reliability demonstrated 75% agreement with a Kappa = 0.64 (95% CI = 0.524-0.756, SE = 0.059). Intra-tester reliability demonstrated 87% agreement with a Kappa = 0.8, (95% CI = 0.702-0.898, SE = 0.05) and 80% agreement with a Kappa = 0.706, (95% CI = 0.594-0818, SE = 0.057). The examiner applied a significantly higher (p < 0.001) peak vertical force in the corrected posture prior to a postural give when compared to the habitual posture. Within the corrected posture, the %VGRF was higher when the test was ongoing vs. when a postural give was felt (p < 0.001). The %VGRF was not different between the two postures when comparing the peaks (p = 0.214). The SPCS has substantial agreement for inter- and intra-tester reliability and is largely a valid postural classification system as determined by the larger vertical forces in the corrected postures. Further studies on the correlation between the SPCS and diagnostic classifications are indicated.

  20. Relationship between Muscle Function, Muscle Typology and Postural Performance According to Different Postural Conditions in Young and Older Adults.

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    Paillard, Thierry

    2017-01-01

    Although motor output of the postural function clearly influences postural performance in young and older subjects, no relationship has been formally established between them. However, the relationship between lower-extremity muscle strength/power and postural performance is often pointed out, especially in older subjects. In fact, the influence of motor output may vary according to the postural condition considered (e.g., static, dynamic, challenging, disturbing). In static postural condition, there may be a relationship between lower-extremity muscle strength and postural performance when the value of muscle strength is below a certain threshold in older subjects. Above this threshold of muscle strength, this relationship may disappear. In dynamic postural condition, lower-extremity muscle power could facilitate compensatory postural actions, limiting induced body imbalance likely to generate falls in older subjects. In young subjects, there could be a relationship between very early rapid torque of the leg extensor muscles and postural performance. In the case of postural reaction to (external) perturbations, a high percentage of type II muscle fibers could be associated with the ability to react quickly to postural perturbations in young subjects, while it may enable a reduction in the risk of falls in older subjects. In practice, in older subjects, muscle strength and/or power training contributes to reducing the risk of falls, as well as slowing down the involution of muscle typology regarding type II muscle fibers.

  1. Estudio de la caída libre desde marcos de referencia no inerciales usando herramientas computacionales

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    John Hernán Díaz Forero

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Se elaboró una propuesta para la enseñanza e implementación del modelo de Galileo (descripción del movimiento del punto material —partícula— en el espacio y en el tiempo en los cursos de física para ciencias e ingeniería, realizando una clase de física mediante la resolución de problemas no convencionales, específicamente la descripción de la caída libre desde sistemas de referencia no inerciales. En particular, se considera en el espacio bidimensional de coordenadas un observador inercial en el origen de coordenadas, que percibe un sistema de dos partículas con la propiedad masa m, con diferentes posiciones iníciales y velocidades iniciales, que están en presencia del campo gravitacional g , y se resuelve el problema desde sistemas de referencia no inerciales montados en las partículas 1 y 2. Se realizó una animación apoyados en el uso de nuevas tecnologías computacionales (el software Interactive Physics.

  2. Los servicios de información y referencia en el contexto de la biblioteca universitaria actual

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    Beumala, Angel

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    Full Text Available Main considerations for the organization of information and documentation services of a Universitary Library are presented. The article is focused on the aspects related lo user's needs and expectations, interpersonal communication skills and Internet exploitation. The work approach used by the librarians of the Information and Reference Service of the Library of the Barcelona Industrial Engineering School is analyzed in the context of service quality.

    Se enumeran los principales elementos que hacen falta para la organización de un servicio de información y referencia eficaz en una biblioteca universitaria, poniendo especial énfasis en la atención al usuario, las habilidades en comunicación interpersonal y la explotación de la red Internet. Se expone la filosofía de trabajo de los bibliotecarios referencistas del Servicio de Información y Referencia de la Biblioteca de la ETS de Ingenieros Industriales de Barcelona, y se contextualiza en la búsqueda de la calidad de los servicios.

  3. Efecto Impositivo y Tributario de la Reforma Contable. Especial Referencia a las Cuentas Anuales Consolidadas

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    El modelo contable español será un modelo dual como consecuencia de la aplicación de las normas internacionales de contabilidad adoptadas por la Unión Europea a ciertas cuentas anuales consolidadas. No obstante, el método del afecto impositivo de la NIC 12 es muy similar al regulado por las normas españolas, sin perjuicio de la necesidad de complementar éstas con una serie de precisiones y reglas adicionales en materia valorativa y de representación. El proceso de consolidación y las magnitud...

  4. Marco de Referencia de la Aplicación de Manufactura Esbelta en la Industria

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    Tapia Coronado, Jessica; Escobedo Portillo, Teresa; Barrón López, Enrique; Martínez Moreno, Guillermina; Estebané Ortega, Virginia

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    RESUMEN: 21. Actualmente las empresas que aplican las herramientas de Manufactura Esbelta cometen el error de implementarlas de manera aislada para cubrir las necesidades de mejora a un corto plazo, por lo que obtienen beneficios limitados. Se presenta una revisión de litera tura relacionada con la implementación de herramientas de Manufactura Esbelta en la Industria, tales como Takt Time, 5's, Ocho desperdicios “mudas”, Control Visual, Células de Manufactura, a prueba de errores (Poka-Yoke),...

  5. Los procedimientos contables de Casa Boris: especial referencia al libro mayor (1872-1886)

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    José Paulo Cosenza; Carlos Antonio De Rocchi; Carlos Alberto Campello Ribeiro

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    Boris Frères & Ltd. Co. (conocida popularmente como Casa Boris, denominación que se utiliza en este trabajo), durante ciento doce años tuvo un papel destacado en la economía de Ceará, una Provincia situada al Nordeste de Brasil. Este artículo examina los registros contables realizados en el Libro Mayor de la Casa Boris entre 1872 y 1886. El objetivo de este estudio es el de dar a conocer los hechos observados en el análisis del contenido de sus registros contables, con el fin de describir las...

  6. Somatic features and body posture in children with scoliosis and scoliotic posture

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    Jacek Wilczyński

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between somatic features and body posture in children with scoliosis and scoliotic posture. The study included 28 girls aged 7-18 with scoliosis and scoliotic posture. The selection of the subjects was deliberate. Height measurements were conducted with an anthropometer and weight measurements were done with an electronic scale. Body posture tests were performed using Exhibeon 3D digital photogrammetry and digital radiographs. The significant Spearman correlations between postural variables for the sagittal plane and the somatic variables regarded: trunk inclination angle and BMI (R= 0,4553, p= p=0,015, Abs of the trunk inclination angle and BMI (R = 0.5522, p = 0.002, length of thoracic kyphosis and BMI (R=0,4147, p=0.028, lumbar lordosis and BMI (R=0,4509, p=0,016. The significant Spearman correlations between scoliotic posture variables and the somatic variables concerned: length of primary lordosis and body height (R =0,4923, p=0.008, the length of the primary lordosis and body mass (R = 0.3932, p = 0.038, the length of the primary lordosis and BMI (R=0,4923, p=0.008. Variation analysis regarding postural (Exhibeon and somatic variables showed significant correlations between the direction of the primary curvature and body mass (p=0,0432, body height and primary angle location (p=0,0290 and between the height of the body and the location of the secondary angle (p = 0,0278.

  7. Ergonomic strategies to improve radiographers' posture during mammography activities.

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    Cernean, Nicolai; Serranheira, Florentino; Gonçalves, Pedro; Sá Dos Reis, Cláudia

    2017-08-01

    To identify alternatives for radiographers' postures while performing mammography that can contribute to reduce the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). Radiographers' postures to positioning craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) views were simulated without any intervention for three scenarios: radiographer/patient with similar statures, radiographer smaller than patient and radiographer taller than patient. Actions were taken to modify the postures: seated radiographer; patient on a step; seated patient; radiographer on a step. All the postures were analysed using kinovea 0.8.15 software and the angles were measured twice and classified according to European standard EN1005-4: 2005. The non-acceptable angles were measured mainly during MLO positioning when radiographer was taller than the patient: 139° and 120° for arm-flexion and abduction, 72° for trunk and -24° for head/neck-flexion. The introduction of alternative postures (radiographer seated), allowed improvements in posture (60° and 99° for arm flexion and abduction, 14° for trunk and 0° for head/neck flexion), being classified as acceptable. The alternative postures simulated have the potential to reduce the risk of developing WRMSDs when radiographers and patients have different statures. • Radiographers' postures in mammography can contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders • Non-acceptable posture was identified for MLO breast positioning (radiographer taller than patient) • Adapting posture to patient biotype reduces the WRMSD risk for radiographers.

  8. Obesity impact on the attentional cost for controlling posture.

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    Jean-Baptiste Mignardot

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the effects of obesity on attentional resources allocated to postural control in seating and unipedal standing.Ten non obese adults (BMI = 22.4±1.3, age = 42.4±15.1 and 10 obese adult patients (BMI = 35.2±2.8, age = 46.2±19.6 maintained postural stability on a force platform in two postural tasks (seated and unipedal. The two postural tasks were performed (1 alone and (2 in a dual-task paradigm in combination with an auditory reaction time task (RT. Performing the RT task together with the postural one was supposed to require some attentional resources that allowed estimating the attentional cost of postural control. 4 trials were performed in each condition for a total of 16 trials.(1 Whereas seated non obese and obese patients exhibited similar centre of foot pressure oscillations (CoP, in the unipedal stance only obese patients strongly increased their CoP sway in comparison to controls. (2 Whatever the postural task, the additional RT task did not affect postural stability. (3 Seated, RT did not differ between the two groups. (4 RT strongly increased between the two postural conditions in the obese patients only, suggesting that body schema and the use of internal models was altered with obesity.Obese patients needed more attentional resources to control postural stability during unipedal stance than non obese participants. This was not the case in a more simple posture such as seating. To reduce the risk of fall as indicated by the critical values of CoP displacement, obese patients must dedicate a strong large part of their attentional resources to postural control, to the detriment of non-postural events. Obese patients were not able to easily perform multitasking as healthy adults do, reflecting weakened psycho-motor abilities.

  9. Obesity Impact on the Attentional Cost for Controlling Posture

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    Mignardot, Jean-Baptiste; Olivier, Isabelle; Promayon, Emmanuel; Nougier, Vincent

    2010-01-01

    Background This study investigated the effects of obesity on attentional resources allocated to postural control in seating and unipedal standing. Methods Ten non obese adults (BMI = 22.4±1.3, age = 42.4±15.1) and 10 obese adult patients (BMI = 35.2±2.8, age = 46.2±19.6) maintained postural stability on a force platform in two postural tasks (seated and unipedal). The two postural tasks were performed (1) alone and (2) in a dual-task paradigm in combination with an auditory reaction time task (RT). Performing the RT task together with the postural one was supposed to require some attentional resources that allowed estimating the attentional cost of postural control. 4 trials were performed in each condition for a total of 16 trials. Findings (1) Whereas seated non obese and obese patients exhibited similar centre of foot pressure oscillations (CoP), in the unipedal stance only obese patients strongly increased their CoP sway in comparison to controls. (2) Whatever the postural task, the additional RT task did not affect postural stability. (3) Seated, RT did not differ between the two groups. (4) RT strongly increased between the two postural conditions in the obese patients only, suggesting that body schema and the use of internal models was altered with obesity. Interpretation Obese patients needed more attentional resources to control postural stability during unipedal stance than non obese participants. This was not the case in a more simple posture such as seating. To reduce the risk of fall as indicated by the critical values of CoP displacement, obese patients must dedicate a strong large part of their attentional resources to postural control, to the detriment of non-postural events. Obese patients were not able to easily perform multitasking as healthy adults do, reflecting weakened psycho-motor abilities. PMID:21187914

  10. Measuring postural control during mini-squat posture in men with early knee osteoarthritis.

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    Petrella, M; Gramani-Say, K; Serrão, P R M S; Lessi, G C; Barela, J A; Carvalho, R P; Mattiello, S M

    2017-04-01

    Studies have suggested a compromised postural control in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) evidenced by larger and faster displacement of center of pressure (COP). However, quantification of postural control in the mini-squat posture performed by patients with early knee OA and its relation to muscle strength and self-reported symptoms have not been investigated. The main aim of this cross-sectional, observational, controlled study was to determine whether postural control in the mini-squat posture differs between individuals with early knee OA and a control group (CG) and verify the relation among knee extensor torque (KET) and self-reported physical function, stiffness and pain. Twenty four individuals with knee OA grades I and II (OAG) (mean age: 52.35±5.00) and twenty subjects without knee injuries (CG) (mean age: 51.40±8.07) participated in this study. Participants were assessed in postural control through a force plate (Bertec Mod. USA), which provided information about the anterior-posterior (AP) and medial-lateral (ML) COP displacement during the mini-squat, in isometric, concentric and eccentric knee extensor torque (KET) (90°/s) through an isokinetic dynamometer (BiodexMulti-Joint System3, Biodex Medical Incorporation, New York, NY, USA), and in self-reported symptoms through the WOMAC questionnaire. The main outcomes measured were the AP and ML COP amplitude and velocity of displacement; isometric, concentric, and eccentric KET and self-reported physical function, stiffness and pain. No significant differences were found between groups for postural control (p>0.05). Significant lower eccentric KET (p=0.01) and higher scores for the WOMAC subscales of pain (p=postural instability and the need to include quadriceps muscle strengthening, especially by eccentric contractions. The relationship between the self-reported symptoms and a lower and slower COP displacement suggest that the postural control strategy during tasks with a semi-flexed knee

  11. Strategic political postures and political market orientation

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    Ormrod, Robert P.; Henneberg, Stephan C.

    2010-01-01

    by developing an integrated concept of political marketing strategy using two complementary frameworks, namely Strategic Political Postures (SPP) and Political Market Orientation (PMO). We introduce the two main concepts and derive for each of the strategic posture-specific PMO profiles as well as inter......Recently, the areas of strategic political marketing and political market orientation have been the subject of several conceptual articles which have provided the theoretical foundations for further empirical work. However, despite the close conceptual relatedness of the proposed concepts......, these have yet to be integrated to provide a more nuanced framework which both researchers and political marketing practitioners can utilise in the development of strategies and offerings with which to achieve their organizational goals. The aim of this conceptual paper is to address this deficit...

  12. Postural balance in low back pain patients

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    Maribo, Thomas; Stengaard-Pedersen, Kristian; Jensen, Lone Donbæk

    2011-01-01

    Low back pain (LBP) patients have poorer postural control compared to healthy controls, and the importance of assessing and addressing balance is a matter of debate. In the clinic, balance is often tested by means of the one leg stand test (OLST) while research often employs center of pressure (Co......P) on a force platform. Portable force platforms might be of clinical relevance, but their reliability for LBP patients in a clinical setting has not been demonstrated. As LBP patients are more dependent on vision compared to healthy controls, the ratio of tests performed with eyes open and eyes closed (Romberg...... Ratio) might be of clinical interest. This study aimed to assess postural balance in LBP patients by analyzing intra-session reliability of CoP parameters on a portable force platform, the Romberg Ratio, and the OLST. Furthermore, we aimed to determine whether CoP parameters and OLST measure identical...

  13. Research of Human Postural Balance Parameters

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    Julius Griškevičius

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available In present article postural balance between subjects with stroke and healthy subjects, is being investigated with eyes opened and eyes closed. In the research participated 30 healthy subjects and 15 subjects with stroke. At the same time two experimental measurements were performed – postural balance was measured using balance platform and oscillations of the centre of mass were observed using two-axial accelerometer. It was noted, that amplitudes of subjects with stroke were larger almost two times than control group’s of healthy subjects. It was find out, that ratios of pressure distribution on both left and right legs are in range from 1 to 0.9 for healthy subjects, and ratios below 0.9 are common for subjects with stroke. When subjects were standing with eyes closed, sway amplitudes were higher and the ratios of load distribution on left and right legs were lower.Article in Lithuanian

  14. Human Posture Identification Using a MIMO Array

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    Dai Sasakawa

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available The elderly are constantly in danger of falling and injuring themselves without anyone realizing it. A safety-monitoring system based on microwaves can ease these concerns. The authors have proposed safety-monitoring systems that use multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO radar to localize persons by capturing their biological activities such as respiration. However, our studies to date have focused on localization, which is easier to achieve than an estimation of human postures. This paper proposes a human posture identification scheme based on height and a Doppler radar cross section (RCS as estimated by a MIMO array. This scheme allows smart home applications to dispense with contact and wearable devices. Experiments demonstrate that this method can identify the supine position (i.e., after a fall with 100% accuracy, and the average identification rate is 95.0%.

  15. Effects of posture on postoperative pulmonary function

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    Nielsen, K G; Holte, Kathrine; Kehlet, H

    2003-01-01

    effect on postoperative pulmonary function in the sitting or standing position compared with the supine. Thus, avoidance of the supine position may improve postoperative pulmonary function. Three of six studies showed a positive effect on postoperative pulmonary function of the lateral side compared......BACKGROUND: Pulmonary morbidity is still a relevant complication to major surgery despite improvements in surgical technique and anaesthetic methods. Postoperative posture may be a pathogenic factor, but the effects of changes in postoperative posture on pulmonary function have not been reviewed...... with the supine. Thus, the lateral position has limited effects on pulmonary function. CONCLUSION: Changes of postoperative position from supine to sitting or standing are of major importance in the interpretation of postoperative pulmonary outcome studies and in future strategies to improve pulmonary outcome....

  16. La responsabilidad social corporativa como eje de desarrollo sostenible

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    Gissela Bravo

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    Full Text Available La responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC, también denominada por algunos autores como Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE, es voluntaria y se sustenta en la ética. Considerar que debe ser así, para que las empresas realicen actividades limpias sin necesidad de implementar medidas desde la normativa legal. Las empresas tienen obligaciones morales con sus clientes internos, externos y la comunidad a la que se debe. Todos los propósitos de la empresa son logrados por estos grupos de interés, razón por la cual, el compromiso de la misma debe mantener un equilibrio entre la riqueza y moralidad. Para el desarrollo de ésta investigación se tomó como referencia un estudio sobre Responsabilidad Social Empresarial del Ecuador en el año 2012, realizado por el IDE Business School, Partiendo de éste estudio, se aplicó una encuesta considerando las opiniones de los representantes de Responsabilidad Social de empresas públicas, privadas y Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil del cantón Portoviejo. PALABRAS CLAVES: Compromiso Social, Ética, Responsabilidad Humana, Valores Sociales.

  17. Hoy como ayer

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    Rodríguez M.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Leyendo el artículo titulado “Los medicamentos baratos” de la revista La Farmacia Española, publicada en Madrid el jueves 21 de diciembre de 1893, uno se pregunta cómo puede ser que se reconozca la situación como si fuera de ahora mismo, cómo puede ser que estemos igual que hace más de cien años. Entonces eran los descuentos que se empezaban a extender en las farmacias, francesas sobre todo, y que amenazaban el prestigio profesional de todo el colectivo. Con frases como éstas se define la situación que se presentaba en aquel momento: “…el desprestigio de que vaya por unos cuantos desnaturalizándose el ejercicio de la farmacia en tal forma que se convierta en un comercio impuro y de la peor estofa; pero conviene mucho combatir con mano firme la tendencia a la baratería, tanto más cuanto que no puede dudarse que significa un rebajamiento a todas luces nocivo y que supone una desorganización que nos llevaría en breve a la más completa ruina, y lo que creo aún más grave, a la desmoralización y el desorden, que no se compadecen en modo alguno con lo que en realidad es hoy y ha sido siempre el ejercicio de una profesión genuinamente científica como lo es la de la farmacia”. La propuesta que se hacía para controlar la situación era “la limitación de farmacias, con vigilancia estrecha del Estado y tarifa uniforme oficial”, así como “hace falta mucha inteligencia y mucha unión, hace falta que nadie permanezca indiferente, que todos y cada uno pongan de su parte lo que puedan”. Nuestra profesión mezcla una doble vertiente sanitaria y comercial que no siempre es fácil mantener equilibrada y, por lo que se ve, esto ha ocurrido así desde siempre. El problema que existe hoy en día es la mercantilización de la farmacia, un desplazamiento de establecimiento sanitario hacia una simple empresa.

  18. Evaluation of body posture in nursing students.

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    Andrade, Marília Fernandes; Chaves, Érika de Cássia Lopes; Miguel, Michele Rita Oliveira; Simão, Talita Prado; Nogueira, Denismar Alves; Iunes, Denise Hollanda

    2017-08-28

    To investigate the body posture of nursing students before and after clinical practice. The study was developed in two stages. Initially the body posture of students of the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th periods were assessed through photogrammetry. All images were analyzed in a random and masked manner with CorporisPro® 3.1.3 software. Three evaluations were performed for each angle and then the mean value was calculated. Two years later, when the 4th period students had developed their clinical internships, their body posture was again evaluated. The total sample consisted of 112 students. Comparison of their posture with the normality pattern showed that all the angles presented significant differences (pcomposta por 112 estudantes. Comparando-se os estudantes com o padrão de normalidade, todos os ângulos apresentaram diferença significativa (p< 0,00), com exceção do ângulo triângulo de Tales. Reavaliando os mesmos estudantes, houve diferença significativa nos ângulos da articulação acromioclavicular (p=0,03), da flexão de joelhos (p< 0,00) e no ângulo tibiotársico (p< 0,00). Todos os estudantes apresentaram alterações, comparadas aos valores de normalidade. Os segmentos com diferença significativa, comparando-se antes e após a prática, foram o ângulo acromioclavicular, flexo de joelho e ângulo tibiotársico, sendo os dois últimos na posição de rolamento.

  19. Human Posture Identification Using a MIMO Array

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    Dai Sasakawa; Naoki Honma; Takeshi Nakayama; Shoichi Iizuka

    2018-01-01

    The elderly are constantly in danger of falling and injuring themselves without anyone realizing it. A safety-monitoring system based on microwaves can ease these concerns. The authors have proposed safety-monitoring systems that use multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar to localize persons by capturing their biological activities such as respiration. However, our studies to date have focused on localization, which is easier to achieve than an estimation of human postures. This paper pr...

  20. Lead effects on postural balance of children

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    Bhattacharya, A.; Shukla, R.; Bornschein, R.L.; Dietrich, K.N. (Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (USA)); Keith, R. (Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Center, OH (USA))

    1990-11-01

    The postural sway responses of 63 children with a mean age of 5.74 years were quantified with a Force Platform technique. The average maximum (max) blood lead (PbB) of these children during the first 5 years of life was 20.7 {mu}g/dL (range 9.2 to 32.5). The backward stepwise regression analysis for sway area response during the eyes-closed, no-foam test with all the covariates and confounders and the PbB parameters showed a significant relationship with peak or max PbB during the second year of life. These results are consistent with their previous study with a smaller group of children. The data have been analyzed to provide some insight into the role of various afferents for the maintenance of postural balance. The results suggests a hypothesis that if the max PbB had caused some level of impairment in the functional capacities or interconnectivity of the vestibular and/or proprioception systems at 2 years of age, then it is reasonable to assume that the redundancy in the postural afferent systems would naturally adapt to rely more on the remaining intact afferent system (in this case, vision).

  1. A postural `stressed` cerebral HMPAO case study

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    Williams, R.C.; Jost, G.M.; Bolitho, L.; Grantham, M. [Wangaratta District Hospital, VIC (Australia)

    1998-03-01

    Full text: This case study represents an example of the utility of postural hypoperfusion stressed HMPAO SPECT. An elderly woman of 78 with a long history of giddiness was referred to our laboratory for examination of possible cerebral ischaemia. She had recurrent dizzy episodes, sometimes posture related, over the past few years and had suffered several falls. Cerebral DSA revealed minimal disease. CT scans were reported as normal. Carotid duplex Doppler studies revealed bilateral plaque disease in the carotid bulbs extending to the origins of the ICAs which were not significant stenoses. Postural symptoms were induced by standing the patient up rapidly and HMPAO was administered at the same time. A SPECT scan of the brain was performed. Quantitative analysis showed a left to right decrease of 10.8% in the temporo-occipital area, 5.6% in the temporo-parietal area and 2.5% in the cerebellar and parietal areas. Images revealed moderately reduced tracer concentration in the left half of the cerebellum and the left occipital region extending as far forward as the temporo-parietal region A repeat HMPAO SPECT scan without stress was normal. This would appear to indicate reversible ischaemia in the left posterior region, and is consistent with the reported symptoms. This case illustrates the usefulness of HMPAO in the diagnosis of reversible cerebral ischaemia.

  2. Ice skating promotes postural control in children.

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    Keller, M; Röttger, K; Taube, W

    2014-12-01

    High fall rates causing injury and enormous financial costs are reported for children. However, only few studies investigated the effects of balance training in children and these studies did not find enhanced balance performance in postural (transfer) tests. Consequently, it was previously speculated that classical balance training might not be stimulating enough for children to adequately perform these exercises. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of ice skating as an alternative form of balance training. Volunteers of an intervention (n = 17; INT: 13.1 ± 0.4 years) and a control group (n = 13; CON: 13.2 ± 0.3 years) were tested before and after training in static and dynamic postural transfer tests. INT participated in eight sessions of ice skating during education lessons, whereas CON participated in normal physical education. Enhanced balance performance was observed in INT but not in CON when tested on an unstable free-swinging platform (P skating in children. More importantly, participating children improved static and dynamic balance control in postural tasks that were not part of the training. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  3. A postural 'stressed' cerebral HMPAO case study

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    Williams, R.C.; Jost, G.M.; Bolitho, L.; Grantham, M.

    1998-01-01

    Full text: This case study represents an example of the utility of postural hypoperfusion stressed HMPAO SPECT. An elderly woman of 78 with a long history of giddiness was referred to our laboratory for examination of possible cerebral ischaemia. She had recurrent dizzy episodes, sometimes posture related, over the past few years and had suffered several falls. Cerebral DSA revealed minimal disease. CT scans were reported as normal. Carotid duplex Doppler studies revealed bilateral plaque disease in the carotid bulbs extending to the origins of the ICAs which were not significant stenoses. Postural symptoms were induced by standing the patient up rapidly and HMPAO was administered at the same time. A SPECT scan of the brain was performed. Quantitative analysis showed a left to right decrease of 10.8% in the temporo-occipital area, 5.6% in the temporo-parietal area and 2.5% in the cerebellar and parietal areas. Images revealed moderately reduced tracer concentration in the left half of the cerebellum and the left occipital region extending as far forward as the temporo-parietal region A repeat HMPAO SPECT scan without stress was normal. This would appear to indicate reversible ischaemia in the left posterior region, and is consistent with the reported symptoms. This case illustrates the usefulness of HMPAO in the diagnosis of reversible cerebral ischaemia

  4. Diagnóstico de proliferación bacteriana intestinal en niños: evidencia experimental para sustentar el empleo de lactulosa en la prueba de hidrógeno y su validación como prueba tamiz

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    Evelyn Mendoza

    2007-09-01

    Conclusiones. Se aporta evidencia experimental para sustentar el uso de la lactulosa en la prueba de hidrógeno y se valida ésta frente al patrón de referencia como prueba tamiz para diagnosticar la proliferación bacteriana intestinal.

  5. The effects of brief swaying on postural control.

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    Pagé, Sara; Maheu, Maxime; Landry, Simon P; Champoux, François

    2017-12-06

    Postural control can be improved with balance training. However, the nature and duration of the training required to enhance posture remains unclear. We studied the effects of 5 min of a self-initiated balance exercise along a single axis on postural control in healthy individuals. Postural control was measured before and after a 5-min period where members of the experimental group were asked to lean their entire body forward and backward and members of the control group were asked to remain seated. A significant improvement for sway velocity, a postural control variable significantly associated with an increased risk of falls, was found in the experimental group following the body sway exercise. These data suggest that a basic exercise can rapidly improve postural control and reduce the risk of falls.

  6. Postural steadiness and ankle force variability in peripheral neuropathy

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    Paxton, Roger J.; Feldman-Kothe, Caitlin; Trabert, Megan K.; Hitchcock, Leah N.; Reiser, Raoul F.; Tracy, Brian L.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The purpose was to determine the effect of peripheral neuropathy (PN) on motor output variability for ankle muscles of older adults, and the relation between ankle motor variability and postural stability in PN patients. Methods Older adults with (O-PN) and without PN (O), and young adults (Y) underwent assessment of standing postural stability and ankle muscle force steadiness. Results O-PN displayed impaired ankle muscle force control and postural stability compared with O and Y groups. For O-PN, the amplitude of plantarflexor force fluctuations was moderately correlated with postural stability under no-vision conditions (r = 0.54, P = 0.01). Discussion The correlation of variations in ankle force with postural stability in PN suggests a contribution of ankle muscle dyscontrol to the postural instability that impacts physical function for older adults with PN. PMID:26284897

  7. Estudio comparativo de los modelos de calidad y marcos de referencia a fin de obtener atributos de calidad dirigidos a cada etapa de ciclo de vida del software

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    Calle Hinojosa, Paola Valeria

    2009-01-01

    La presente investigación, Estudio comparativo de modelos, estándares y marcos de referencia a fin de obtener atributos de calidad dirigidos a cada etapa del ciclo de vida del software, se enfocó en la comparación y análisis entre el modelo CMMI, el estándar 12207, el estándar 90003 y el marco de referencia COBIT, estudiando a detalle los procesos de la ingeniería del software, con el objetivo principal de obtener el listado de atributos de calidad a nivel del proceso. La investigación real...

  8. Inactivity periods and postural change speed can explain atypical postural change patterns of Caenorhabditis elegans mutants.

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    Fukunaga, Tsukasa; Iwasaki, Wataru

    2017-01-19

    With rapid advances in genome sequencing and editing technologies, systematic and quantitative analysis of animal behavior is expected to be another key to facilitating data-driven behavioral genetics. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a model organism in this field. Several video-tracking systems are available for automatically recording behavioral data for the nematode, but computational methods for analyzing these data are still under development. In this study, we applied the Gaussian mixture model-based binning method to time-series postural data for 322 C. elegans strains. We revealed that the occurrence patterns of the postural states and the transition patterns among these states have a relationship as expected, and such a relationship must be taken into account to identify strains with atypical behaviors that are different from those of wild type. Based on this observation, we identified several strains that exhibit atypical transition patterns that cannot be fully explained by their occurrence patterns of postural states. Surprisingly, we found that two simple factors-overall acceleration of postural movement and elimination of inactivity periods-explained the behavioral characteristics of strains with very atypical transition patterns; therefore, computational analysis of animal behavior must be accompanied by evaluation of the effects of these simple factors. Finally, we found that the npr-1 and npr-3 mutants have similar behavioral patterns that were not predictable by sequence homology, proving that our data-driven approach can reveal the functions of genes that have not yet been characterized. We propose that elimination of inactivity periods and overall acceleration of postural change speed can explain behavioral phenotypes of strains with very atypical postural transition patterns. Our methods and results constitute guidelines for effectively finding strains that show "truly" interesting behaviors and systematically uncovering novel gene

  9. A flexed posture in elderly patients is associated with impairments in postural control during walking.

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    de Groot, Maartje H; van der Jagt-Willems, Hanna C; van Campen, Jos P C M; Lems, Willem F; Beijnen, Jos H; Lamoth, Claudine J C

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    A flexed posture (FP) is characterized by protrusion of the head and an increased thoracic kyphosis (TK), which may be caused by osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs). These impairments may affect motor function, and consequently increase the risk of falling and fractures. The aim of the current study was therefore to examine postural control during walking in elderly patients with FP, and to investigate the relationship with geriatric phenomena that may cause FP, such as increased TK, VFs, frailty, polypharmacy and cognitive impairments. Fifty-six elderly patients (aged 80 ± 5.2 years; 70% female) walked 160 m at self-selected speed while trunk accelerations were recorded. Walking speed, mean stride time and coefficient of variation (CV) of stride time were recorded. In addition, postural control during walking was quantified by time-dependent variability measures derived from the theory of stochastic dynamics, indicating smoothness, degree of predictability, and local stability of trunk acceleration patterns. Twenty-five patients (45%) had FP and demonstrated a more variable and less structured gait pattern, and a more irregular trunk acceleration pattern than patients with normal posture. FP was significantly associated with an increased TK, but not with other geriatric phenomena. An increased TK may bring the body's centre of mass forward, which requires correcting responses, and reduces the ability to respond on perturbation, which was reflected by higher variation in the gait pattern in FP-patients. Impairments in postural control during walking are a major risk factor for falling: the results indicate that patients with FP have impaired postural control during walking and might therefore be at increased risk of falling. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Time-of-day influences postural balance in older adults

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    Jorgensen, M G; Rathleff, Michael Skovdal; Laessoe, U

    2012-01-01

    Postural balance assessments are performed in both clinical and basic research settings on a daily basis. During a 24-h time span our physiology and physical performance undergo radical changes as we are influenced by the circadian rhythm. The time-of-day interaction on postural balance is unknow...... in older adults. The aim of this study was to investigate the time-of-day effect on postural balance in older adults....

  11. The study of postural workload in assembly of furniture upholstery

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    Marek Lasota Andrzej; Hankiewicz Krzysztof

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    The productivity of the workers is affected by the Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) which common cause of health problems, sick leave and it can result in decreased quality of work and increased absenteeism. The objective of this study is to evaluate and investigate the postural workload of sewing machine operators in the assembly of upholstery in furniture factory by using the Ovako Working Posture Analysing System (OWAS) with sampling. The results indicated that posture code ...

  12. Nonplantigrade Foot Posture: A Constraint on Dinosaur Body Size

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    Kubo, Tai; Kubo, Mugino O.

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    Dinosaurs had functionally digitigrade or sub-unguligrade foot postures. With their immediate ancestors, dinosaurs were the only terrestrial nonplantigrades during the Mesozoic. Extant terrestrial mammals have different optimal body sizes according to their foot posture (plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade), yet the relationship of nonplantigrade foot posture with dinosaur body size has never been investigated, even though the body size of dinosaurs has been studied intensively. Accordi...

  13. The Brazilian electric sector regulation as reference for the hydrogen regulation as energetic vector; A regulacao do setor eletrico brasileiro como referencia para regulacao do hidrogenio como vetor energetico

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    Paternostro, Andre de Goes [Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Salvador, BA (Brazil); Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPSB), Salvador, BA (Brazil)]. E-mail: apater@hotmail.com

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    This paper is based on the Brazilian electric sector to outline parallels for introduction of hydrogen as energetic vector in Brazilian matrix. For this purpose it was achieved an analysis of regulation theory, of electric sector reorganization, the new model of energy trade and the NOS role. In face of this analysis, hydrogen regulation may be established through a mix of four models: tariff model by return tax; tariff by marginal cost; regulation by performance and price cap. This new industrial sector should start vertical and with its maturity become non vertical as electric sector after its reorganization. Regarding the market, advanced purchase of hydrogen should be established enabling the reduction of incertitude in trade as well as reduction of implantation costs. NOS should pursue electric energy generation from hydrogen as this may carry impacts in transmission networks as well as in distribution network depending on how hydrogen was generated, whether in large scale or for local consumption supply. (author)

  14. Los Niveles de Referencia para la enseñanza de la lengua española

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    Fernández García, Francisco

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone realizar una presentación reflexiva del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes (2006. Parte de un repaso del marco en el que ha tenido lugar su surgimiento (desde el proyecto Un Nivel Umbral y los Niveles de referencia del Consejo de Europa, para incidir después en algunas de las claves fundamentales de la obra. Por último, el artículo se cierra con algunas reflexiones sobre la posible proyección y utilidad del Plan Curricular más allá del marco para el que ha sido concebido, en concreto, para la docencia de la lengua materna y las lenguas extranjeras en la enseñanza reglada en España.

  15. Intervalos de referencia de minerales en cerdos confinados de diferentes genéticas y categorías

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    Full Text Available En Argentina, no existen datos regionales de intervalos de referencia de minerales en cerdos según las líneas genéticas actuales y distintas categorías de producción en sistema intensivo. Por ello, el objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar intervalos de minerales: calcio, fósforo, magnesio, sodio, potasio, hierro, cobre y cinc, en suero de cerdos en establecimientos del centro de Santa Fe y de Entre Ríos. Se trabajó con 300 muestras de sangre de cerdos sanos de dos líneas genéticas diferentes en las categorías de lechones recién nacidos, lechones destetados, hembras nulíparas gestantes seleccionadas fenotípicamente para la reposición del plantel, y hembras multíparas gestantes. Se determinaron las concentraciones séricas de los minerales por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica (FAAS con un equipo Perkin Elmer modelo Analys 200, con métodos oficiales de AOAC. Se analizaron también muestras de agua. Los intervalos de referencia se calcularon utilizando parámetros paramétricos o no paramétricos dependiendo de la distribución de los datos. Los valores medios, medianas, valores mínimo y máximo e intervalos de referencia, para los distintos minerales en cada categoría productiva, se presentan en tablas. Los intervalos de referencia calculados serán útiles para el diagnóstico de deficiencias mineral y la vigilancia nutricional en cerdo de producción de carne. SUMMARY. Mineral reference intervals in confined swine with different genetic background and categories. In Argentina, there is no regional data on mineral reference intervals in swine, according to the genetic lines, categories of production in intensive systems. The objective of this study was to establish ranges of the following serum minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper and zinc, in swine farmed in Santa Fe and Entre Ríos. Blood samples were collected from 300 healthy pigs of two different genetic lines belonging

  16. Implementación de un servicio de referencia virtual por chat en una biblioteca universitaria argentina

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    Borrell, Marina

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The following article will comment the experience of the library Joaquín V. González of the Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina in the implementation of a virtual reference service by chat, to answer requests in real time, directed to the university community

    En el presente trabajo se comentará la experiencia de la biblioteca Joaquín V. González de la facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina en la implementación y puesta en marcha de un servicio de referencia virtual vía chat, para responder consultas en tiempo real, destinado a la comunidad universitaria.

  17. Efecto Impositivo y Tributario de la Reforma Contable. Especial Referencia a las Cuentas Anuales Consolidadas

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    Enrique Corona Romero

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    Full Text Available El modelo contable español será un modelo dual como consecuencia de la aplicación de las normas internacionales de contabilidad adoptadas por la Unión Europea a ciertas cuentas anuales consolidadas. No obstante, el método del afecto impositivo de la NIC 12 es muy similar al regulado por las normas españolas, sin perjuicio de la necesidad de complementar éstas con una serie de precisiones y reglas adicionales en materia valorativa y de representación. El proceso de consolidación y las magnitudes consolidadas pueden modificarse (en determinadas cuentas consolidadas como consecuencia de la aplicación del indicado modelo dual. La modificación de las normas contables aplicables a las cuentas anuales individuales, utilizando el valor razonable y una nueva determinación de ingresos y gastos, puede tener incidencia tributaria, alterando el gravamen por Impuesto sobre Sociedades, salvo que se introduzcan nuevas normas fiscales que "compensen" los efectos que se producen en el vigente modelo de fijación de la base imponible. Las novedades que se introduzcan en las normas aplicables a las cuentas anuales consolidadas tendrían, en principio, un efecto tributario limitado. Palabras clave: método del efecto impositivo, normas internacionales de contabilidad, cuentas anuales consolidadas, Impuesto sobre Sociedades, diferencias temporales, diferencias temporarias, base fiscal. The Spanish accounting model will be dual as a result of the application to certain consolidated annual accounts of international accounting standards adopted by the European Union. However, the procedure for determining tax liability set forth in the IAS 12 is very similar to that regulated by Spanish standards, although these must be complemented by a series of specific provisions and additional rules on assessment and representation matters. The consolidation process and the consolidated amounts may be amended (for certain consolidated accounts as a result of the

  18. Postural adjustments are modulated by manual task complexity

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    Luis Augusto Teixeira

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Daily life activities of humans are characterized by dual tasks, in which a manual task is performed concomitantly with a postural task. Based on the assumption that both manual and postural tasks require attentional resources, no consensus exists as to how the central nervous system modulates postural adjustments in dual tasks. The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of a manual task requiring attentional resources on shoulder and ankle adjustments as a function of the direction and predictability of postural perturbation. The participants (n=6 were evaluated during the performance of a simple and a complex manual task, while the base of support was moved backward or forward. Latency of activation of the tibialis anterior and gastroc-nemius muscles and angular acceleration of the shoulder were analyzed. The results showed that execution of the complex manual task delayed postural adjustment. Moreover, this delay occurred differently depending on the direction of postural perturbation. The delay in postural adjustment occurred proximally in the case of anterior displacement of the platform, and distally in the case of posterior displacement. Postural adjustments were more affected by the attentional task than by the predictability of platform displacement. These results are consistent with the concept of an integrated control between manual actions and the maintenance of static posture.

  19. Eye Movements Affect Postural Control in Young and Older Females.

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    Thomas, Neil M; Bampouras, Theodoros M; Donovan, Tim; Dewhurst, Susan

    2016-01-01

    Visual information is used for postural stabilization in humans. However, little is known about how eye movements prevalent in everyday life interact with the postural control system in older individuals. Therefore, the present study assessed the effects of stationary gaze fixations, smooth pursuits, and saccadic eye movements, with combinations of absent, fixed and oscillating large-field visual backgrounds to generate different forms of retinal flow, on postural control in healthy young and older females. Participants were presented with computer generated visual stimuli, whilst postural sway and gaze fixations were simultaneously assessed with a force platform and eye tracking equipment, respectively. The results showed that fixed backgrounds and stationary gaze fixations attenuated postural sway. In contrast, oscillating backgrounds and smooth pursuits increased postural sway. There were no differences regarding saccades. There were also no differences in postural sway or gaze errors between age groups in any visual condition. The stabilizing effect of the fixed visual stimuli show how retinal flow and extraocular factors guide postural adjustments. The destabilizing effect of oscillating visual backgrounds and smooth pursuits may be related to more challenging conditions for determining body shifts from retinal flow, and more complex extraocular signals, respectively. Because the older participants matched the young group's performance in all conditions, decreases of posture and gaze control during stance may not be a direct consequence of healthy aging. Further research examining extraocular and retinal mechanisms of balance control and the effects of eye movements, during locomotion, is needed to better inform fall prevention interventions.

  20. The dentist’s operating posture – ergonomic aspects

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    Pîrvu, C; Pătraşcu, I; Pîrvu, D; Ionescu, C

    2014-01-01

    Abstract The practice of dentistry involves laborious high finesse dental preparations, precision and control in executions that require a particular attention, concentration and patience of the dentist and finally the dentist’s physical and mental resistance. The optimal therapeutic approach and the success of practice involve special working conditions for the dentist and his team in an ergonomic environment. The meaning of the posture in ergonomics is the manner in which different parts of the body are located and thus the reports are established between them in order to allow a special task execution. This article discusses the posture adopted by dentists when they work, beginning with the balanced posture and going to different variants of posture. The ideal posture of a dentist gives him, on the one hand the optimal working conditions (access, visibility and control in the mouth) and on the other hand, physical and psychological comfort throughout the execution of the clinical acts. Although the theme of dentist posture is treated with great care and often presented in the undergraduate courses and the continuing education courses on ergonomics in dentistry, many dentists do not know the subject well enough nor the theoretical issues and therefore nor the practical applicability. The risk and perspective of the musculoskeletal disorders related to unbalanced postures should determine the dentists take postural corrective actions and compensation measures in order to limit the negative effects of working in a bad posture. PMID:25184007

  1. O ensaio como narrativa

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    Pedro Duarte

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    Full Text Available O artigo tenta demonstrar que todos os textos, mesmo aqueles cuja natureza é teórica, têm alguma forma de narrativa. Nem sempre são personagens que os ocupam, podem ser ideias, mas mesmo assim há um enredo conceitual que se passa. Modernamente, a forma dessa narrativa foi sobretudo o sistema, com a pretensão totalizadora presente, por exemplo, na filosofia de Hegel. Contemporaneamente, porém, a forma do ensaio – surgida ainda na era moderna – ganha destaque por sua forma descontínua de narrar. O objetivo do artigo é apontar que, se o ensaio é uma forma, como explicitaram Lukács, Benjamin e Adorno, ele é também uma forma de narrar – ainda que de narrar conceitualmente objetos da cultura.

  2. La Justicia como virtud

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    Martínez-Sicluna y Sepúlveda, Consuelo

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    Full Text Available El sentimiento de la justicia representa el hábito de conducta por el que nos vemos obligados, en cualquier relación, a dar a cada uno lo suyo. Ahora bien, esta disposición del espíritu se inscribe en las coordenadas que definen al hombre: verdad, libertad y bien. El hombre como ser racional y por tanto libre: el único ser que se determina a sí mismo y que alcanza en el bien el sentido de su proyección personal, esto es, la perfección. Dar a cada uno lo suyo es dar al sujeto el reconocimiento de este fundamento ontológico.

  3. Como comunicar la Alegria

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    Pablo Portales

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    Full Text Available Se ofrece un amplio análisis sobre la industria electoral, recordando que un candidato a presidente es "un producto para la venta". Se Desmenuzan las estrategias utilizadas en el plebiscito chileno,las elecciones norteamericanas con el NO a BUSH. El Mercadeo Social es una nueva metodología utilizada en proyectos de desarrollo a nivel de campo por ello se hace un esclarecimiento y clarifica el vínculo con la comunicación. Se agrega temas como: Los modelos de recepción de mensajes cuyos marcos conceptuales y metodologías aún no se han adaptado al potencial de esta línea de trabajo.Se analiza la agonía de las radios mineras en Bolivia en la que 42 años de historia y heroísmo se desmoronan.

  4. El inquisidor como profesor

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    Adriano PROSPERI

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Giovanni Botero, en una célebre página de su Ragion di stato, se detuvo sobre el tema de la fuerza de la religión en los gobiernos. Esta función de la religión cristiana —para Botero, católica— es garante del orden público y se presenta también como opuesta a la generadora de desorden de Lutero y Calvino, quienes siembran por todo cizañas y revoluciones de estados y ruinas de los reinos. Estamos en los orígenes del esquema historiografía de la periodización de la Edad Moderna que confió precisamente a la Reforma el papel de nodriza de las revoluciones que nacieron en Europa.

  5. Intervalos de referencia para concentraciones séricas de T3 y T4. Estudio preliminar

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: la determinación cuantitativa de las hormonas tiroideas T3 y T4 reviste gran importancia en el diagnóstico y la evaluación del hipertiroidismo, en especial del hipertiroidismo aislado causado por T3.Objetivo: establecer los intervalos de referencia de T3 y T4 en el laboratorio de medicina nuclear del Hospital General Universitario Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima de Cienfuegos. Métodos: estudio descriptivo y prospectivo realizado mediante el método de radioinmunoanálisis, competencia que se establece entre la T3 y T4 sin marcar, y la marcada por un número limitado de los sitios de unión del anticuerpo específico. Al hacer reaccionar una cantidad fija de trazador y anticuerpo con diferentes cantidades del ligando sin marcar, la cantidad de trazador unido por el anticuerpo será inversamente proporcional a la concentración del ligando sin marcar. Resultados: los valores obtenidos se describen según una distribución gaussiana (media aritmética = 117, desviación estándar =31 para T4; media aritmética = 2,64, desviación estándar = 0,64 para T3, comprobado mediante un test de Chi cuadrado. Los rangos de valores normales obtenidos fueron de de 55 – 178 nmol/L y 1,4 – 3,9 nmol/L para T4 y T3 respectivamente. Conclusiones: los intervalos de referencia obtenidos resultaron más amplios que los propuestos por el productor, sobre todo en el caso de T4.

  6. El plagio. Especial referencia a la obra cinematográfica

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    Diana Carolina Báez Jiménez

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    Full Text Available La investigación busca establecer si es posible delimitar o fijar la frontera entre la idea y la expresión en la obra cinematográfica con el objeto de establecer en qué casos se configura la conducta del plagio. Para este propósito se acude a las fuentes del derecho comparado de países como Estados Unidos, España y Argentina principalmente, por tener una industria cinematográfica consolidada y porque han realizado estudios detallados del plagio de este tipo de obras, construyendo a su vez métodos o tests de comparación que permiten determinar cuáles son los elementos literales o no literales presentes en obras en conflicto y que se encuentran dotados del requisito esencial de la originalidad. El trabajo presenta de manera general el actual panorama colombiano, para posteriormente remitirse a la doctrina y lal jurisprudencia extranjeras y estudiar algunos casos significativos en la jurisdicción norteamericana, lo que permite contar con las herramientas doctrinarias y jurisprudenciales del derecho comparado para proponer un método de cotejo entre obras cinematográficas, o entre estas y otras de diferente género, atendiendo a los elementos susceptibles de protección por parte del derecho de autor.

  7. La USP como paradigma de la publicidad racionalista. Auge y declive del mecanismo estratégico más popular de la publicidad moderna

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    La teoría de la USP (unique selling proposition), se ha configurado a lo largo de la historia publicitaria como referencia en lo que a estrategia publicitaria se refiere. Este artículo trata de ofrecer por un lado, una perspectiva recapituladora de los orígenes y circunstancias que dieron popularidad al concepto y por otro, un análisis de aquellos errores de planteamiento que agilizaron su debilitamiento con la llegada de nuevas teorías como la de la «Imagen de Marca» The USP’s Theory (un...

  8. La tematización de la corrupción como clivaje de la política argentina en los noventa

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    2012-01-01

    posicionamientos ideológicos, discursos y lenguajes que construyeron para tratarla. Aborda tanto las condiciones de emergencia de dichos discursos (por ejemplo, el tratamiento de la impunidad como marco de referencia de los nuevos movimientos sociales durante la transición democrática, como sus sedimentaciones en las escenas políticas posteriores, abriendo paso a la emergencia de nuevos actores y nuevos discursos (en particular, enmarcados en la distinción entre una "vieja" y una "nueva" política.

  9. La organización empresarial como un campo de luchas: cuestiones metodológicas y pormenores de investigación

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    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo presenta procedimientos metodológicos, incluyendo pormenores de investigación, que permiten estudiar una empresa como un campo de luchas. Se pretende mostrar que la explicación de ese micro-universo económico, puede ser efectuada a partir del espacio de relaciones de dominación y oposición que se configura. El artículo contiene, por un lado, la referencia teórica de Pierre Bourdieu; y, por otro, se constituye como una reflexión metodológica de una investigación de largo alcance e...

  10. Multisensory training for postural sway control in non-injured elderly ...

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    Multisensory training for postural sway control in non-injured elderly females. ... Elderly adults demonstrate increased postural sway, which may ultimately lead to falls. ... Keywords: multisensory training, postural sway control, balance ability, ...

  11. Bronquiectasia e fisioterapia desobstrutiva: ênfase em drenagem postural e percussão Bronchiectasis and clearence physiotherapy: emphasis in postural drainage and percussion

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    Neuseli Marino Lamari

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Bronquiectasia consiste em dilatação anormal, permanente e irreversível de brônquios e bronquíolos, com infecções recorrentes, inflamações, hipersecreção e redução da limpeza mucociliar. Acomete predominantemente o sexo feminino, entre 28 e 48 anos de idade e afeta com maior freqüência os lobos inferiores bilateralmente. Manifestações clínicas da doença são a tosse crônica, febre e expectoração volumosa, purulenta, com odor fétido. Etiologia é inespecífica e representada pelo estádio final de diversos processos patológicos. Pode ser classificada em cilíndrica, varicosa e sacular, e ainda, em localizada e multissegmentar. Drenagem postural e percussão são técnicas desobstrutivas usuais na prática clínica diária, no entanto, há escassez de estudos comparativos enfatizando-as com amostras populacionais e recursos metodológicos. Tomando por base as considerações, teve-se como objetivo verificar a eficácia da drenagem postural e da percussão na higiene brônquica de pacientes bronquiectásicos, bem como seus efeitos e associação com outras técnicas apontadas pela literatura atual. Os principais achados comprovaram que a drenagem postural e a percussão são efetivas na mobilização da secreção pulmonar, uma vez que aumentam a velocidade do muco transportado, melhoram a função pulmonar e as trocas gasosas. A efetividade requer ajuda de um profissional, o que pode dificultar a prática clínica diária. Por esta razão, fisioterapeutas têm selecionado técnicas que propiciem independência ao paciente.Bronchiectasis consists of abnormal, permanent and irreversible dilation of bronchi and bronchia, with recurrent infections, inflammation, hypersecretion and reduction of mucus clearance. It predominantly affects women of between 28 and 48 years old and more frequently affects the inferior lobes. Clinical manifestations are chronic cough, fever and voluminous expectoration, with a fetid odor. The etiology

  12. On the functional integration between postural and supra-postural tasks on the basis of contextual cues and task constraint.

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    de Lima, Andrea Cristina; de Azevedo Neto, Raymundo Machado; Teixeira, Luis Augusto

    2010-10-01

    In order to evaluate the effects of uncertainty about direction of mechanical perturbation and supra-postural task constraint on postural control, young adults had their upright stance perturbed while holding a tray in a horizontal position. Stance was perturbed by moving forward or backward a supporting platform, contrasting situations of certainty versus uncertainty of direction of displacement. Increased constraint on postural stability was imposed by a supra-postural task of equilibrating a cylinder on the tray. Performance was assessed through EMG of anterior leg muscles, angular displacement of the main joints involved in the postural reactions and displacement of the tray. Results showed that both certainty on the direction of perturbation and increased supra-postural task constraint led to decreased angular displacement of the knee and the hip. Furthermore, combination of certainty and high supra-postural task constraint produced shorter latency of muscular activation. Such postural responses were paralleled by decreased displacement of the tray. These results suggest a functional integration between the tasks, with central set priming reactive postural responses from contextual cues and increased stability demand. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  13. Los procedimientos contables de Casa Boris: especial referencia al libro mayor (1872-1886

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    José Paulo Cosenza

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Boris Frères & Ltd. Co. (conocida popularmente como Casa Boris, denominación que se utiliza en este trabajo, durante ciento doce años tuvo un papel destacado en la economía de Ceará, una Provincia situada al Nordeste de Brasil. Este artículo examina los registros contables realizados en el Libro Mayor de la Casa Boris entre 1872 y 1886. El objetivo de este estudio es el de dar a conocer los hechos observados en el análisis del contenido de sus registros contables, con el fin de describir las prácticas contables utilizadas por esta empresa de comercio en la conducción de sus negocios. Además, quisimos identificar los aspectos contables considerados relevantes y de interés para la historia de la contabilidad brasileña que explican la realización de las actividades mercantes desarrolladas por la Casa Boris en la Provincia de Ceará y en las ciudades vecinas. Los resultados del estudio ponen de manifiesto que los registros contables de la Casa Boris son transparentes, a punto de evidenciar y ayudar a explicar las transacciones económicas realizadas por dicha empresa según el marco comercial de la época y también, para poner de manifiesto el contexto histórico de la contabilidad durante la segunda monarquía brasileña, además de mostrar la coexistencia de un mercado provincial incipiente basado en una red de comercio uniendo Brasil y Europa.

  14. A flexed posture in elderly patients is associated with impairments in postural control during walking

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    de Groot, Maartje H.; van der Jagt-Willems, Hanna C.; van Campen, Jos P. C. M.; Lems, Willem F.; Beijnen, Jos H.; Lamoth, Claudine J. C.

    A flexed posture (FP) is characterized by protrusion of the head and an increased thoracic kyphosis (TK), which may be caused by osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs). These impairments may affect motor function, and consequently increase the risk of falling and fractures. The aim of the current

  15. A flexed posture in elderly patients is associated with impairments in postural control during walking

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    de Groot, M.H.; van der Jagt-Willems, H.; van Campen, J.P.C.M.; Lems, W.F.; Beijnen, J.H.; Lamoth, C.J.C.

    2014-01-01

    A flexed posture (FP) is characterized by protrusion of the head and an increased thoracic kyphosis (TK), which may be caused by osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs). These impairments may affect motor function, and consequently increase the risk of falling and fractures. The aim of the current

  16. Effects of rapid maxillary expansion on head posture, postural stability, and fall risk

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    Fatih Celebi

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    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME on head posture, postural stability, and fall risk. Materials and Methods: A sample of 51 adolescent patients was randomly divided into two groups. In the first group, which consisted of 28 patients (15 females and 13 males, RME was performed as a part of routine orthodontic treatment. The remaining 23 individuals (12 females and 11 males served as the control group. Lateral cephalometric radiographs taken in natural head position, postural stability, and fall risk scores were obtained during the first visit. They were repeated on average 3.8 months and 3.5 months later for the study and control groups, respectively. The changes were analyzed using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test, paired samples t-test, Mann–Whitney U-test, and independent samples t-test. Results: As a result of RME, a statistically significant decrease was detected in the fall risk score (P < 0.05 in the study group, while the head position and postural stability remained unchanged. For the control group, no significant changes were observed in all measurements. Conclusions: The result of the present study suggests that RME has a capacity of improving fall risk.

  17. Clinical evaluation of postural posture of patients with previous stroke subjected to early rehabilitation

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    Anna Sagan

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Impairment disorders are often found in patients with stroke and impairment of motor and cognitive functions. This is a very serious complication because, by imposing a motor impairment, it aggravates the condition of disability and makes it difficult to conduct physical rehabilitation.The resulting neurological deficits due to stroke determine functional disorders. The possibility of locomotion is usually compromised, therefore the risk of falls increases significantly. The aim of the work is to present Postural Assesment Scale for Strock PASS with the postural stroke assessment scale, the impact of early rehabilitation of patients staying in the neurology ward.Material and methods: Postural examination was carried out among 17 people, of which 8 were women, and 9 were male. The study was divided into two stages. The first stage occurred immediately after the stroke and the second one before the patient was discharged from the ward. Research was carried out at the Biegański Specialist Hospital in Grudziądz in the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neuroimmunology and Impact Department.Conclusions: The results of the postural studies carried out in people with previous stroke subjected to early physiotherapy have a beneficial effect of the conducted therapy. There are positive changes between the first and the final examination of the patients.

  18. La persona como creatura

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    Emmanuel Housset

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    Full Text Available El artículo de Emmanuel Housset implica un esfuerzo de rehabilitación del concepto «persona» para la filosofía contemporánea y la fenomenología. Para ello el autor busca mostrar cómo poco a poco «persona» tomó otra significación que la de «personaje» o sujeto de derecho. Es en autores como san Agustín y santo Tomás de Aquino que se halla un acceso diferente que pone el énfasis más bien en su carácter relacional y responsivo de la persona, antes que en su dimensión autónoma y autotélica. Tal dimensión aparece, según Housset, junto con la idea de persona como creatura y en oposición a la de individuo racional dueño de sí. La dimensión afectiva, la personalidad despertada por las diversas figuras de la alteridad son algunas de las dimensiones de la persona que examina el autor a partir del examen de la carne, las pasiones, la memoria, la historicidad y el amor alteridad.Emmanuel Housset's paper is an effort to revitalize the concept of 'person' for contemporary philosophy and phenomenology To this end the author looks to show how little by little the understanding of 'person' took on a different meaning to that of 'character' or "right bearing individual". It is in authors such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas that a different approach is found, one that puts emphasis on the relational and responsive character of a person, rather than on the autonomous and auto telic dimension. According to Housset, such a dimension appears together with the idea of the person as a creation, and in opposition to the idea of the rational individual, that is his own master. The emotional dimension and the personality that is awoken by the many figures of alterity are some of the dimensions of the person that the author analyzes, based on examining the flesh, passions, memory historicity and love.

  19. La innovación metodológica en la docencia universitaria a partir de concebir la enseñanza como práctica reflexiva: una experiencia en la formación de maestros

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    Jové Monclús, Glòria; Valls Gabernet, Maria Josep

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    En el presente artículo se analiza como se realiza una innovación metodológica en los estudios de maestro, especialidad Educación Especial a partir de entender la enseñanza como una practica reflexiva. Planificar un practicum reflexiva basado en los postulados de la Investigación-Acción y el Constructivismo como cultura de referencia, representa el punto de partida para reali­zar una innovación metodológica en una de las asignaturas de dicho plan. Con ella se pre­tende que los estudiant...

  20. Cardiovascular function in pregnancy: effects of posture.

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    Del Bene, R; Barletta, G; Mello, G; Lazzeri, C; Mecacci, F; Parretti, E; Martini, E; Vecchiarino, S; Franchi, F; La Villa, G

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    To evaluate the cardiovascular response to active postural changes in pregnancy. Prospective study. Outpatient Clinic, Fetal Maternity Unit. Sixteen healthy women referred prior to pregnancy. Heart rate, arterial pressure, echocardiographic end-diastolic and end-systolic left ventricular volumes (Teichholz' s formula) were measured in the three months before pregnancy, at the end of the first and second trimester, at mid third trimester, and six months after delivery in the supine and standing position, in thirteen women (mean age 33, range 25-38 years). Cardiac output (supine position) significantly increased (28%): it reached its maximum at the second trimester, remained steadily elevated in the mid third trimester, and returned to baseline after delivery. Cardiac output increased during pregnancy also in the active orthostatic position, the percentage increase being greater (70%) since the standing pre-conception value was lower. The postural stress induced similar changes in heart rate, arterial pressure and left ventricular ejection fraction before, during and after pregnancy. However, the reduction in cardiac output associated with early standing attenuated significantly at the second trimester and it was absent at mid third trimester (F = 3.13, P = 0.021). This was due to the interplay between the significantly lesser increase in systemic vascular resistance, occurring since the first trimester, and the significantly lesser decrease in left ventricular end-diastolic volume which was observed in the mid third trimester. These data indicate that the elevated cardiac output is adequately maintained in pregnancy during the postural challenge, due to optimisation of the responses of preload and afterload.

  1. Postural Hand Synergies during Environmental Constraint Exploitation

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    Cosimo Della Santina

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Humans are able to intuitively exploit the shape of an object and environmental constraints to achieve stable grasps and perform dexterous manipulations. In doing that, a vast range of kinematic strategies can be observed. However, in this work we formulate the hypothesis that such ability can be described in terms of a synergistic behavior in the generation of hand postures, i.e., using a reduced set of commonly used kinematic patterns. This is in analogy with previous studies showing the presence of such behavior in different tasks, such as grasping. We investigated this hypothesis in experiments performed by six subjects, who were asked to grasp objects from a flat surface. We quantitatively characterized hand posture behavior from a kinematic perspective, i.e., the hand joint angles, in both pre-shaping and during the interaction with the environment. To determine the role of tactile feedback, we repeated the same experiments but with subjects wearing a rigid shell on the fingertips to reduce cutaneous afferent inputs. Results show the persistence of at least two postural synergies in all the considered experimental conditions and phases. Tactile impairment does not alter significantly the first two synergies, and contact with the environment generates a change only for higher order Principal Components. A good match also arises between the first synergy found in our analysis and the first synergy of grasping as quantified by previous work. The present study is motivated by the interest of learning from the human example, extracting lessons that can be applied in robot design and control. Thus, we conclude with a discussion on implications for robotics of our findings.

  2. El Dibujo como Herramienta Integral al Servicio del conocimiento en diversos Marcos Disciplinares: Su vigencia y necesidad hoy.

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    García Góngora, Víctor Manuel

    2017-01-01

    Esta Tesis Doctoral pretende dilucidar mediante obras y experiencias del autor, bibliografía y referencias externas, la vigencia del dibujo en una actualidad dominada por métodos digitales que se ha vuelto escéptica sobre su “utilidad” real y que desgraciadamente se está viendo marginada en planes de estudio y desarrollo profesional. La situación ha llegado a tal grado que el dibujo, incluso en disciplinas como las bellas artes y la arquitectur...

  3. La ciencia como lenguaje y lo mensurable en la construcción del conocimiento científico

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    Juan Carlos Saavedra Fuentes

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available La ciencia es una construcción lingüística, una ontología donde habitan sentidos y significados (no-mensurables. El conocimiento que se busca nace de los marcos de referencia de las propias perspectivas conceptuales del observador, y del contexto que lo define como indagador, pues el objeto está en el lenguaje. Por ello, cuando cambien el contexto, la ontología y el lenguaje del observador, cambiará consecuentemente la construcción conceptual llamada objeto científico, transformando la objetividad en sistema de significaciones.

  4. Valores de referencia de la actividad de la colinesterasa eritrocitaria según las técnicas de Michel y EQM® en población laboral de Antioquia, Colombia

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    Jaime Carmona-Fonseca

    2003-11-01

    entre regiones (Aburrá y Oriente según el ARM-NK; dentro de cada región, la actividad enzimática masculina fue significativamente mayor que la femenina según el ARM-NK; en ninguno de los estratos por región y sexo hubo influencia estadísticamente significativa de la edad en la actividad enzimática, cualquiera que fuera el método utilizado. Por el método de EQM® no se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre regiones, entre sexos ni entre grupos de edad. CONCLUSIÓN: Los valores de la actividad de la colinesterasa eritrocitaria encontrados por las dos técnicas analíticas fueron significativamente superiores a los valores foráneos utilizados actualmente como valores de referencia en Colombia, lo que plantea problemas clínicos y epidemiológicos. Se propone que los datos de este estudio se adopten como valores de referencia en Colombia.

  5. Safeguards technology: present posture and future impact

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    Keepin, G.R.

    1976-01-01

    With widespread and growing concern over the issues of nuclear safeguards, international nuclear trade and nuclear weapons proliferation, the full development of the world's nuclear energy potential could well depend on how effectively the strategic nuclear materials that fuel nuclear power are controlled and safeguarded. The broad U.S. program in nuclear safeguards and security is directed toward a balanced safeguards system incorporating the two major components of physical security and materials control. The current posture of modern safeguards technology, its impact on plant operations, and the key role it must play in the implementation of stringent cost-effective safeguards systems in facilities throughout the nuclear fuel cycle are outlined

  6. Artificial Intelligence Software for Assessing Postural Stability

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    Lieberman, Erez; Forth, Katharine; Paloski, William

    2013-01-01

    A software package reads and analyzes pressure distributions from sensors mounted under a person's feet. Pressure data from sensors mounted in shoes, or in a platform, can be used to provide a description of postural stability (assessing competence to deficiency) and enables the determination of the person's present activity (running, walking, squatting, falling). This package has three parts: a preprocessing algorithm for reading input from pressure sensors; a Hidden Markov Model (HMM), which is used to determine the person's present activity and level of sensing-motor competence; and a suite of graphical algorithms, which allows visual representation of the person's activity and vestibular function over time.

  7. El signo como emblema

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    Sáez, Carlos

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to study the signs and symbols that appear in the hispanic medieval documents and manuscripts. These signs and symbols have usually been considered simply as mere elements to validate the charters. However, these alements were useful as a mean of visual communication between the high classes, able to generate charters, and the rest of medieval society—the majority illiterate— who received those charters. Because of their inability of understand an alphabetical code, they needed the graphic help to comprehend the message. Besides this, the article deals with non diplomatic signs and their function.

    Este artículo se centra en los signos o símbolos presentes en los documentos y manuscritos medievales hispanos, que habitualmente han sido tratados como meros elementos de validación de los diplomas. Pero estos elementos servían también de nexos de comunicación visual entre las clases poderosas, capaces de producir escritos, y los demás miembros de la sociedad medieval, receptores y destinatarios de tales escritos, en su mayoría analfabetos. Precisamente por esta razón, su incapacidad de descifrar un código alfabético, necesitan de auxilio gráfico para acercarse a la comprensión del mensaje. Asimismo, tratamos de los signos no diplomáticos y de su función.

  8. O analista como testemunha

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    Jô Gondar

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A proposta deste artigo é pensar o lugar da testemunha como um lugar terceiro que o analista, na clínica do traumático, é capaz de sustentar. Nos sonhos traumáticos, segundo Ferenczi, já existe a convocação de um terceiro. Não se trata da testemunha da esfera do Direito, tampouco do lugar do pai ou da Lei simbólica. Trata-se de um terceiro espaço que pode ser chamado de potencial, espaço intersticial, indeterminado e informe no qual circula - e aos poucos ganha forma -, algo que a princípio seria incomunicável. Esse espaço permite e suporta a literalidade da narrativa testemunhal, seus titubeios, paradoxos e silêncios. Mais do que uma teoria do trauma, a noção de espaço potencial seria a grande contribuição da psicanálise às pesquisas teóricas e clínicas com sobreviventes de campos de extermínio, de situações de tortura e de violência.

  9. Arte como espelho

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    Pedro Süssekind

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como ponto de partida o exemplo da relação espelhada entre um livro e uma pintura de mesmo nome: o retrato que Lucian Freud fez do crítico de arte Martin Gayford e o diário que esse crítico escreveu sobre seu retratista, ambas as obras chamadas Homem com cachecol azul. A partir do exemplo, discuto a metáfora do espelho para caracterizar a arte, recorrendo para isso à teoria da representação artísticas elaborada pelo filósofo norte-americano Arthur Danto no artigo “O mundo da arte”, de 1964, e no primeiro capítulo do livro A transfiguração do lugar-comum, de 1981. Recorro, por fim, a dois exemplos artísticos de espelhamento na representação analisados por Danto em O abuso da beleza, de 2003, um quadro holandês do século dezessete e um poema de Rainer Maria Rilke.

  10. El riesgo como oportunidad

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    Daniela Gargantini

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante los últimos años el crecimiento mundial de catástrofes naturales ha ido en franco aumento. Sin embargo, desde un enfoque sistémico puede verificarse que la gran mayoría de los desastres se origina en los países en desarrollo (entre ellos los latinoamericanos, siendo las pérdidas en ellos significativamente más altas que en los países industrializados. Bajo esta postura los desastres no son sólo naturales sino socio- naturales, enfatizando la estrecha relación de causalidad entre modelos de desarrollo y urbanización y procesos de generación de riesgos, al incrementar la vulnerabilidad de los sectores más desprotegidos. El desastre pone en evidencia así una situación (la pobreza y segregación urbana ya existente, pero no considerada hasta el momento de la catástrofe. Frente a este panorama el desastre aparece como oportunidad que precipita tres catalizadores de políticas habitacionales: tierra, asistencia técnica y financiamiento, incrementando la celeridad y la creatividad de las respuestas. El interrogante que surge es por qué esperar el desastre para ponerlos en marcha, cuando ninguno de ellos es estrictamente dependiente de la situación de riesgo, sino sujeto de luchas de poder.

  11. Endomarketing: como diferencial competitivo

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    Karin Birck

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, com a profissionalização das empresas e com a grande concorrência no mercado, observa-se uma demanda cada vez maior de gestores comprometidos com o bem-estar pessoal e profissional de seus colaboradores. E, com esse intuito, de apresentar algumas idéias básicas de gestão voltadas à aplicação nas mais diversas técnicas de Endomarketing. Demonstra assim, a importância da utilização de feedback, tanto por parte dos colaboradores quanto dos gestores, destacando a importância de trabalhos de motivação, do clima organizacional favorável e de uma comunicação interna eficaz e a necessidade ímpar de tratar o colaborador como o diferencial dentro de uma empresa. Desta forma, foi realizada uma pesquisa bibliográfica que auxiliará e dará subsídios que lhe permitam retribuir em ações e atitudes de sucesso e, também, fazer um confronto de idéias, onde os autores apresentam suas mais diversas opiniões. Contudo, valendo-se, muitas vezes, de narrativas de experiências de outros gestores e até mesmo de suas próprias, tirando cada um suas próprias conclusões.

  12. Endocarditis infecciosa, experiencia de diez años en un centro de referencia nacional

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    Elsa Fleitas Ruisánchez

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: estudiar las características clínicas, epidemiológicas y microbiológicas, así como el tratamiento médico quirúrgico de los pacientes ingresados con el diagnóstico de endocarditis infecciosa, con el propósito de profundizar en su estudio y contribuir a un mejor tratamiento a estos pacientes. Métodos: se estudiaron 24 pacientes procedentes de todo el país, egresados con el diagnóstico de endocarditis infecciosa. Los datos fueron recogidos de las historias clínicas procedentes del archivo del Hospital "William Soler", y de la base de datos del servicio de cirugía del cardiocentro. Se determinó la frecuencia de las diferentes manifestaciones de la endocarditis infecciosa según: grupos etarios, factores de riesgo, y los datos clínicos, de laboratorio y microbiológicos más frecuentes. Además, se determinó la toma valvular predominante, la etiología y su respuesta a los antibióticos. Resultados: el grupo de edad más afectado fue entre 5 y 18 años; la cardiopatía previa fue el factor de riesgo predominante; los síntomas y signos más frecuentes fueron la fiebre, la anorexia y la pérdida de peso. La insuficiencia cardiaca y el embolismo pulmonar fueron complicaciones frecuentes. La mayoría de los pacientes tuvo una eritrosedimentación acelerada, y la cuarta parte de los casos presentaron hemocultivos negativos. Las válvulas aórtica y mitral resultaron las más afectadas, y el curso clínico que predominó fue el subagudo. En casi la mitad de los pacientes la infección tuvo un origen nosocomial. Los antimicrobianos más utilizados fueron la amikacina, la vancomicina y la ceftriaxona. Conclusiones: la endocarditis infecciosa es poco frecuente en nuestra institución, ocurre más a menudo en relación con las cardiopatías congénitas. Los hechos clínicos más constantes fueron la fiebre y el antecedente de cardiopatía previa.

  13. Neural basis of postural focus effect on concurrent postural and motor tasks: phase-locked electroencephalogram responses.

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    Huang, Cheng-Ya; Zhao, Chen-Guang; Hwang, Ing-Shiou

    2014-11-01

    Dual-task performance is strongly affected by the direction of attentional focus. This study investigated neural control of a postural-suprapostural procedure when postural focus strategy varied. Twelve adults concurrently conducted force-matching and maintained stabilometer stance with visual feedback on ankle movement (visual internal focus, VIF) and on stabilometer movement (visual external focus, VEF). Force-matching error, dynamics of ankle and stabilometer movements, and event-related potentials (ERPs) were registered. Postural control with VEF caused superior force-matching performance, more complex ankle movement, and stronger kinematic coupling between the ankle and stabilometer movements than postural control with VIF. The postural focus strategy also altered ERP temporal-spatial patterns. Postural control with VEF resulted in later N1 with less negativity around the bilateral fronto-central and contralateral sensorimotor areas, earlier P2 deflection with more positivity around the bilateral fronto-central and ipsilateral temporal areas, and late movement-related potential commencing in the left frontal-central area, as compared with postural control with VIF. The time-frequency distribution of the ERP principal component revealed phase-locked neural oscillations in the delta (1-4Hz), theta (4-7Hz), and beta (13-35Hz) rhythms. The delta and theta rhythms were more pronounced prior to the timing of P2 positive deflection, and beta rebound was greater after the completion of force-matching in VEF condition than VIF condition. This study is the first to reveal the neural correlation of postural focusing effect on a postural-suprapostural task. Postural control with VEF takes advantage of efficient task-switching to facilitate autonomous postural response, in agreement with the "constrained-action" hypothesis. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Influence of Functional Head Postures on the Dynamic Functional ...

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    Background: The dentist utilizes supine position during therapeutic procedures, while the patients assumes extended head posture during mastication. It is critical for the restorative dentist to evaluate and understand the possible effect of change in head posture on occlusal contacts. An understanding of the possible effect ...

  15. Effects of Dyslexia on Postural Control in Adults

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    Patel, M.; Magnusson, M.; Lush, D.; Gomez, S.; Fransson, P. A.

    2010-01-01

    Dyslexia has been shown to affect postural control. The aim of the present study was to investigate the difference in postural stability measured as torque variance in an adult dyslexic group (n=14, determined using the Adult Dyslexia Checklist (ADCL) and nonsense word repetition test) and an adult non-dyslexic group (n=39) on a firm surface and…

  16. Characterization of postural control impairment in women with fibromyalgia

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    Sempere-Rubio, Núria; López-Pascual, Juan; Aguilar-Rodríguez, Marta; Cortés-Amador, Sara; Espí-López, Gemma; Villarrasa-Sapiña, Israel

    2018-01-01

    The main goal of this cross-sectional study was to detect whether women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) have altered postural control and to study the sensory contribution to postural control. We also explored the possibility that self-induced anxiety and lower limb strength may be related to postural control. For this purpose, 129 women within an age range of 40 to 70 years were enrolled. Eighty of the enrolled women had FMS. Postural control variables, such as Ellipse, Root mean square (RMS) and Sample entropy (SampEn), in both directions (i.e. mediolateral and anteroposterior), were calculated under five different conditions. A force plate was used to register the center of pressure shifts. Furthermore, isometric lower limb strength was recorded with a portable dynamometer and normalized by lean body mass. The results showed that women with FMS have impaired postural control compared with healthy people, as they presented a significant increase in Ellipse and RMS values (pPostural control also worsens with the gradual alteration of sensory inputs in this population (p0.05). There were no significant correlations between postural control and lower limb strength (p>0.05). Therefore, women with FMS have impaired postural control that is worse when sensory inputs are altered but is not correlated with their lower limb strength. PMID:29723223

  17. Thoracic posture, shoulder muscle activation patterns and isokinetic ...

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    Poor posture, scapular dyskinesia, altered scapular muscle recruitment patterns and ... postural deviation and incorrect shoulder kinematics.[5]. Knowledge of the .... the contra-lateral hand was placed as far down the spinal column as possible, and the ... produced by muscle contraction for rotation around a joint.[12] During.

  18. The final common pathway in postural control - Developmental perspective

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    A brief review is given concerning postural specialisations among mammalian muscle fibres and motor units. Most skeletal muscles contain a mixture of fibres with different characteristics, and their slow-twitch (S) units are well-known to possess properties suitable for postural tasks: they are

  19. Effect of magnification loupes on dental hygiene student posture.

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    Maillet, J Peggy; Millar, A Michele; Burke, Jillian M; Maillet, Michelle A; Maillet, Wayne A; Neish, Nancy R

    2008-01-01

    The chair-side work posture of dental hygienists has long been a concern because of health-related problems potentially caused or exacerbated by poor posture. The purpose of this study was to investigate if using magnification loupes improved dental hygiene students' posture during provision of treatment. The treatment chosen was hand-scaling, and the effect of the timing of introduction of the loupes to students was also examined. Thirty-five novice dental hygiene students took part in the study. Each student was assessed providing dental hygiene care with and without loupes, thus controlling for innate differences in natural posture. Students were randomized into two groups. Group one used loupes in the first session and did not use them for the second session. Group two reversed this sequence. At the end of each session, all students were videotaped while performing scaling procedures. Their posture was assessed using an adapted version of Branson et al.'s Posture Assessment Instrument (PAI). Four raters assessed students at three time periods for nine posture components on the PAI. A paired t-test compared scores with and without loupes for each student. Scores showed a significant improvement in posture when using loupes (ppostural benefit is realized by requiring students to master the use of magnification loupes as early as possible within the curriculum.

  20. Postural stability and occlusal status among Japanese elderly.

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    Song-Yu, Xuan; Rodis, Omar M M; Ogata, Sagiri; Can-Hu, Jin; Nishimura, Michiko; Matsumura, Seishi

    2012-06-01

    There are still no data available on the relationship between postural stability and occlusal status among the elderly. To examine relationships between postural stability and occlusal status through a cohort study among elderly Japanese. Oral examination, occlusal status, postural stability and a questionnaire were conducted and given to 87 community-dwelling Japanese at enrolment. The average occlusal pressure of the female group was statistically higher than the male group while average occlusal pressure and postural stability length were lesser in the group with more remaining teeth. Postural stability area and number of remaining teeth showed statistically significant correlations. Postural stability length was lesser in the group with strong occlusal force. Furthermore, the number of decayed teeth was fewer in the good hygiene group. This study identified a close relationship between occlusal status and postural stability of Japanese older individuals. Occlusal hypofunction was observed more in those with occlusal problems, and a decrease in their occlusal functions resulted in postural instability. © 2011 The Gerodontology Society and John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  1. Problems of display postures in the Charadrii (Aves: Charadriiformes)

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    Studies of displays in the Charadrii (= waders or shorebirds) show that the same posture in different species, even quite closely related, may have a different function in a given context. As a corollary to this, two species even in the same genus may have quite different display postures to convey the same message.

  2. Differences in body composition and prevalence for postural ...

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    The aim of this study is to compare the prevalence rate for postural deviations and body composition status among two racial groups in South Africa. The sample (n = 216) consisted of 89 African girls and 127 Caucasian girls. Anthropometric (BMI and percentage body fat) and body posture measurements were performed.

  3. Posture and isokinetic shoulder strength in female water polo players

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    Background: Being overhead athletes, water polo players can present with muscular imbalances of the shoulder, between the internal rotators (IR) and external rotators (ER), leading to changes in posture and an increased risk of injury. Objectives: To assess posture and isokinetic shoulder strength of female club-level ...

  4. Prism adaptation improves postural imbalance in neglect patients

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    Nijboer, Tanja C W; Olthoff, Liselot; Van der Stigchel, Stefan; Visser-Meily, Johanna M a

    2014-01-01

    Several studies have found a negative relation between neglect and postural imbalance. The aim of the current study was to investigate the influence of a single session of prism adaptation on balance [i.e. mediolateral and anteroposterior center of pressure (CoP)] and postural sway (i.e. mean

  5. Predictors of Postural Stability in Children with ADHD

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    Ghanizadeh, Ahmad

    2011-01-01

    Objective: As children with ADHD who have more inattention problems are more frequently with fine motor problems, it is not clear whether postural balance problems are associated with different subtypes of ADHD. This study investigates the predictors of postural stability in children with ADHD considering the covariant factors of age, gender, and…

  6. El clasicismo como un concepto instrumental

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    Cuevas Homero

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo contrasta algunos aspectos de los modelos clásico y neoclásico en equilibrio general, con especial referencia a los numerarios seleccionados, la endogeneidad de las variables, la tecnología y la renta diferencial.

  7. EL CLASISMO COMO UN CONCEPTO INSTRUMENTAL

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    2003-01-01

    Este ensayo contrasta algunos aspectos de los modelos clásico y neoclásico en equilibrio general, con especial referencia a los numerarios seleccionados, la endogeneidad de las variables, la selección de tecnologías y la renta diferencial.

  8. El clasicismo como un concepto instrumental

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    2008-01-01

    Este ensayo contrasta algunos aspectos de los modelos clásico y neoclásico en equilibrio general, con especial referencia a los numerarios seleccionados, la endogeneidad de las variables, la tecnología y la renta diferencial.

  9. EL CLASISMO COMO UN CONCEPTO INSTRUMENTAL

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    Homero Cuevas

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo contrasta algunos aspectos de los modelos clásico y neoclásico en equilibrio general, con especial referencia a los numerarios seleccionados, la endogeneidad de las variables, la selección de tecnologías y la renta diferencial.

  10. O direito como imperativo

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    Cloter Miglioriani

    1988-08-01

    Full Text Available We have examined one of the facets which Law presents to society, looking at the theme through a brief history of Law, in which Roman Law stands out, up to modem times, comparing current juridical systems such as the Continental System, Common Law, and Soviet Law. We have looked at Law from the viewpoint of society 's need to have basic mies for living together, with the juridical ruZe being one of the most important. We have highlighted the views of Hart and Kelsen on the foundations of the validity of Law. We have also considered the obligatoriness of Law; giving the point of view of tadbruch who, explaining his ''Theory of the Obligatoriness of Law ", concluded that the obligatoriness of Law can only be withdraw when there is a Clash between morals, law, use and social conventions. We have looked at the notion of the imperativeness of Law the central theme of the work -drawing on the views of Miguel Reale, for whom the juridical nonn cannot be reduced to a "command of a volitional nature", but rather the obligatory character of the juridical nonn arises from the pressure of social values. Del Vecchio, who is also quoted, recognized that imperativeness exists in the juridical norm, whether it is preceptive (a positive command or permissive. Also mentioned is the opinion of Tercio Sampaio Ferraz, for whom the juridical norm has imperativeness to the extent that the imposition of behaviour is unconditionally guaranteed. Foi feita a abordagem de uma das facetas com que o Direito se apresenta à sociedade, enfocando o tema a partir de um brevíssimo histórico do Direito, onde revela a fase romana, até os períodos modernos, com comparações dos sistemas jurídicos hodiernos, como o sistema continental, o da Commum Law e o soviético. Foi enfocado o Direito em face da necessidade sociedade em ter básicas de convivência, despontando a regra jurídica como das mais importantes. Foi dado destaque às posições de Hart e Kelsen, sobre os

  11. Relationship between posterior crossbite and postural alterations in children

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    Juliana Jaqueline de Matos Lopes

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the posture of individuals with functional posterior crossbite, malocclusion is one of the most in need of orthodontic treatment. Methods: This work presents an analysis of postural among children 6 to 12 years who present functional posterior cross bite of both genders who are in mixed dentition or no intervention prior orthodontic and orthopedic. Was obtained images in the plans: front and back where it was analyzed the asymmetry or symmetry of the individual in the image and in the lateral, anterior, a posterior or normality. Results: 100% had some kind of postural change, and the asymmetry between the scapulae (shoulder found the greatest change, as one of extreme importance in this age group represents a growing skeletal muscle. Conclusion: analyzes all of the children showed postural abnormalities and malocclusion are also of great importance not only to be treating the problem orally, but the postural problem with the help of a multidisciplinary team.

  12. Clinical working postures of bachelor of oral health students.

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    Horton, S J; Johnstone, C L; Hutchinson, C M W; Taylor, P A; Wade, K J

    2011-09-01

    To observe and describe the clinical working postures of final-year Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) students. Pilot observational study. The University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry and School of Physiotherapy. Eight final-year BOH students voluntarily participated in this study, where postural data were collected using a digital video camera during a standard clinical treatment session. The postural data were analysed using 3D Match biomechanical software. Final-year BOH students who work in the seated position are exposed to neck flexion of greater than 35 degrees, together with trunk flexion greater than 20 degrees and bilateral elbow flexion greater than 90 degrees. The findings of this study agree with the findings of previous postural studies of dental professionals. Dental hygiene students, together with their clinical supervisors, need to be aware of the importance of good working posture early in their careers, and pay particular attention to the degree of neck flexion occurring for prolonged periods.

  13. Barnacle geese achieve significant energetic savings by changing posture.

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    Peter G Tickle

    Full Text Available Here we report the resting metabolic rate in barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis and provide evidence for the significant energetic effect of posture. Under laboratory conditions flow-through respirometry together with synchronous recording of behaviour enabled a calculation of how metabolic rate varies with posture. Our principal finding is that standing bipedally incurs a 25% increase in metabolic rate compared to birds sitting on the ground. In addition to the expected decrease in energy consumption of hindlimb postural muscles when sitting, we hypothesise that a change in breathing mechanics represents one potential mechanism for at least part of the observed difference in energetic cost. Due to the significant effect of posture, future studies of resting metabolic rates need to take into account and/or report differences in posture.

  14. Barnacle geese achieve significant energetic savings by changing posture.

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    Tickle, Peter G; Nudds, Robert L; Codd, Jonathan R

    2012-01-01

    Here we report the resting metabolic rate in barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and provide evidence for the significant energetic effect of posture. Under laboratory conditions flow-through respirometry together with synchronous recording of behaviour enabled a calculation of how metabolic rate varies with posture. Our principal finding is that standing bipedally incurs a 25% increase in metabolic rate compared to birds sitting on the ground. In addition to the expected decrease in energy consumption of hindlimb postural muscles when sitting, we hypothesise that a change in breathing mechanics represents one potential mechanism for at least part of the observed difference in energetic cost. Due to the significant effect of posture, future studies of resting metabolic rates need to take into account and/or report differences in posture.

  15. El multiculturalismo desde la perspectiva conceptual de Slajov Zizek y su aplicación a las bibliotecas públicas como objeto de estudio

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    Paulina Szafrán

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    Full Text Available Se realiza una vinculación de los conceptos vertidos por el filósofo Slavoj Zizek en su obra “Multiculturalismo o la lógica cultural del capitalismo multinacional” con la conceptualización y documentos de referencia en relación a un servicio cultural concreto como es la biblioteca pública. Se llevan a cabo aportes destinados a profundizar la vinculación de la Bibliotecología/Ciencia de la Información con el campo de los Estudios Culturales. Se cuestionan algunas de las ideas admitidas en forma genérica sobre la biblioteca pública, en tanto objeto de investigación y ejercicio profesional, especialmente respecto a la aplicación de marcos de referencia importados.

  16. Sensory modulation of movement, posture and locomotion.

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    Saradjian, A H

    2015-11-01

    During voluntary movement, there exists a well known functional sensory attenuation of afferent inputs, which allows us to discriminate between information related to our own movements and those arising from the external environment. This attenuation or 'gating' prevents some signals from interfering with movement elaboration and production. However, there are situations in which certain task-relevant sensory inputs may not be gated. This review begins by identifying the prevalent findings in the literature with specific regard to the somatosensory modality, and reviews the many cases of classical sensory gating phenomenon accompanying voluntary movement and their neural basis. This review also focuses on the newer axes of research that demonstrate that task-specific sensory information may be disinhibited or even facilitated during engagement in voluntary actions. Finally, a particular emphasis will be placed on postural and/or locomotor tasks involving strong somatosensory demands, especially for the setting of the anticipatory postural adjustments observed prior the initiation of locomotion. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  17. Posture of the head and pharyngeal swallowing

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    1986-01-01

    Closure of the laryngeal vestibule during swallowing is important for protection of the airways. The present investigation included 53 patients with dysphagia examined cineradiographically with the head held in resting posture, flexion and extension. The ability to protect the airways by the downward movement of the epiglottis and by obliteration of the laryngeal vestibule was studied in different postures of the head. Of 35 patients with normal laryngeal obliteration with the head in resting position 10 showed a defective closure at swallowing in extension. In 18 patients with defective closure of the laryngeal vestibule in resting position 9 were improved on flexion and two on extension of the head. In one patient with defectie closure of the laryngeal vestibule in resting position swallowing in flexion showed an aggravated dysfunction. In our other patients the defective closure became more marked on extension. Four patients had less effective downward movement of the epiglottis with the head in extension. Of 10 patients with defective epiglottic movement with the head in resting position two were improved on tilting the head forwards. The results show that the position of the head influences the closure of the airways during swallowing. Patients with defective protection of the laryngeal vestibule should be instructed to swallow with the head tilted forwards. (orig.)

  18. Self versus environment motion in postural control.

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    Kalpana Dokka

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available To stabilize our position in space we use visual information as well as non-visual physical motion cues. However, visual cues can be ambiguous: visually perceived motion may be caused by self-movement, movement of the environment, or both. The nervous system must combine the ambiguous visual cues with noisy physical motion cues to resolve this ambiguity and control our body posture. Here we have developed a Bayesian model that formalizes how the nervous system could solve this problem. In this model, the nervous system combines the sensory cues to estimate the movement of the body. We analytically demonstrate that, as long as visual stimulation is fast in comparison to the uncertainty in our perception of body movement, the optimal strategy is to weight visually perceived movement velocities proportional to a power law. We find that this model accounts for the nonlinear influence of experimentally induced visual motion on human postural behavior both in our data and in previously published results.

  19. Emotion expression in body action and posture.

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    Dael, Nele; Mortillaro, Marcello; Scherer, Klaus R

    2012-10-01

    Emotion communication research strongly focuses on the face and voice as expressive modalities, leaving the rest of the body relatively understudied. Contrary to the early assumption that body movement only indicates emotional intensity, recent studies have shown that body movement and posture also conveys emotion specific information. However, a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms is hampered by a lack of production studies informed by a theoretical framework. In this research we adopted the Body Action and Posture (BAP) coding system to examine the types and patterns of body movement that are employed by 10 professional actors to portray a set of 12 emotions. We investigated to what extent these expression patterns support explicit or implicit predictions from basic emotion theory, bidimensional theory, and componential appraisal theory. The overall results showed partial support for the different theoretical approaches. They revealed that several patterns of body movement systematically occur in portrayals of specific emotions, allowing emotion differentiation. Although a few emotions were prototypically expressed by one particular pattern, most emotions were variably expressed by multiple patterns, many of which can be explained as reflecting functional components of emotion such as modes of appraisal and action readiness. It is concluded that further work in this largely underdeveloped area should be guided by an appropriate theoretical framework to allow a more systematic design of experiments and clear hypothesis testing.

  20. Dynamic postural stability during advancing pregnancy.

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    McCrory, J L; Chambers, A J; Daftary, A; Redfern, M S

    2010-08-26

    Pregnant women are at an increased risk of experiencing a fall. Numerous anatomical, physiological, and hormonal alterations occur during pregnancy, but the influence of these factors on dynamic postural stability has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to examine dynamic postural stability in pregnant women during their second and third trimesters as well as in a group of non-pregnant control women. Eighty-one women (41 pregnant, 40 controls) participated stood on a force plate that translated anteroposteriorly at small, medium, and large magnitudes. Reaction time and center of pressure (COP) movement during the translations were analyzed. Trimester, perturbation direction, and perturbation magnitude were the independent variables in a mixed-model analysis of variance on each of the following dependent variables: reaction time, initial sway, total sway, and sway velocity. Reaction time to the perturbation was not significantly different between the groups. Initial sway, total sway, and sway velocity were significantly less during the third trimester than during the second trimester and when compared to the non-pregnant controls (Ppostural stability. 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. [Maternal posture and its influence on birthweight].

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    Takito, Monica Yuri; Benício, Maria Helena D'Aquino; Latorre, Maria do Rosário Dias de Oliveira

    2005-06-01

    To analyze the relationship between maternal posture/physical activity and inadequate birthweight. Prospective cohort study involving 152 pregnant women from a public low-risk antenatal care facility. Three interviews evaluating the frequency of physical activity were administered to each pregnant woman during gestation. Birthweight (inadequate when or =3,000 g) was the dependent variable and the frequency of physical activity the independent variable. Statistical analysis was performed using logistic univariate analysis and multiple regression controlling for schooling, smoking, living with spouse, and baseline nutritional status. The practice of walking for at least 50 minutes during the first period of pregnancy was identified as a protective factor against inadequate birthweight (adjusted OR=0.44; 95% CI: 0.20-0.98). Standing for 2.5 hours or longer during the second semester of pregnancy was associated with increased risk (adjusted OR=3.23; 95% CI: 1.30-7.99). Dose-response relationships were identified for washing clothing by hand and cooking (p-value for linear trend clothing during the second trimester of gestation remained statistically significant. Our results show the importance of medical orientation regarding posture and physical activity during antenatal care, aiming at the reduction of inadequate birthweight.

  2. Referencias culturales en el ámbito de la flora: estrategias traslativas en folletos turísticos de la Región de Murcia (España

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    Jorge Soto Almela

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2014v2n34p142 Es bien sabido que la traducción de las referencias culturales presentes en un texto origen (TO constituye uno de los mayores retos a los que ha de enfrentarse el traductor de textos turísticos. De hecho, el texto turístico se convierte en un verdadero punto de encuentro en el que convergen culturemas procedentes de muy diversos ámbitos como la gastronomía, el patrimonio cultural e incluso el medio natural. Es este último ámbito el que ocupa el objeto de nuestro estudio, centrado en la traducción al inglés de los culturemas pertenecientes a la flora de la Región de Murcia y que encontramos en folletos turísticos distribuidos en dicha Región. A través de este estudio comparativo pretendemos extraer el conjunto de estrategias traslativas más empleadas en la traducción de tales términos con el objetivo de situar la traducción turística en el lugar que le corresponde en tanto que traducción especializada.

  3. Referencias culturales en el ámbito de la flora: estrategias traslativas en folletos turísticos de la Región de Murcia (España

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    Jorge Soto Almela

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Es bien sabido que la traducción de las referencias culturales presentes en un texto origen (TO constituye uno de los mayores retos a los que ha de enfrentarse el traductor de textos turísticos. De hecho, el texto turístico se convierte en un verdadero punto de encuentro en el que convergen culturemas procedentes de muy diversos ámbitos como la gastronomía, el patrimonio cultural e incluso el medio natural. Es este último ámbito el que ocupa el objeto de nuestro estudio, centrado en la traducción al inglés de los culturemas pertenecientes a la flora de la Región de Murcia y que encontramos en folletos turísticos distribuidos en dicha Región. A través de este estudio comparativo pretendemos extraer el conjunto de estrategias traslativas más empleadas en la traducción de tales términos con el objetivo de situar la traducción turística en el lugar que le corresponde en tanto que traducción especializada.

  4. Psicología de la salud en el contexto del conflicto armado en Colombia: un marco de referencia/ Health’s Psychology in the Colombian armed conflict context: a framework

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    Ara Mercedes Cerquera Córdoba

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available La población civil es la principal víctima de la crisis humanitaria causada por el conflicto armado que se vive en Colombia desde hace más de 50 años. En este artículo de revisión, se abordarán temas referentes a salud y dolor en este y otros contextos. Metodológicamente, se toman en cuenta datos estadísticos, así como referentes legales, académicos y sociales. Todo esto se lleva a cabo con el propósito de construir un marco de referencia desde el cual se reconozca la pertinencia de la investigación en el campo y se procure que las futuras investigaciones identifiquen la influencia de factores psicosociales en el desarrollo y evolución del estado de ‘salud’ y ‘enfermedad’ de las víctimas del conflicto armado en Colombia.

  5. Marco de referencia conceptual para la construcción de ambientes virtuales de enseñanza y aprendizaje / Frame of Conceptual Reference to the Construction of Virtual Environments of Education And Of Learning

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    Maria Elena Giraldo Ramirez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este texto pretende dar cuenta del marco de referencia conceptual que soporta los trabajos investigativos del Grupo EAV en torno al tema de la educación virtual y de las tecnologías de información y comunicación. Este marco plantea dos enfoques, el primero, un enfoque antropológico, para acercarse a la comprensión de la relación Tecnología-Comunicación-Educación que reconocemos como la tríada; y el segundo, un enfoque comunicacional que despliega la tríada contemporánea desde dos principios conceptuales: la mediación y la interacción.This paper tries to realize of the frame of conceptual reference that supports the works of research of the Group EAV around the topic of the virtual education and of the technologies of information and communication. This frame raises two approaches, the first one, an anthropologic approach, to approach the comprehension of the relation Technology, Communication and Education that we recognize as the triad; and the second one, a communication approach that develops the contemporary triad from two conceptual principles: the mediation and the interaction.

  6. Screening initial entry training trainees for postural faults and low back or hip pain.

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    Lane, John R

    2014-01-01

    The frequency of postural faults and postural awareness in military trainees has not been assessed. Five hundred Soldiers entering Advanced Individual Training were screened for standing posture and completed an anonymous questionnaire during inprocessing. Postural faults were identified in 202 subjects. Chi square analysis demonstrated a relationship between posture observed and posture reported: 87% of subjects with postural faults were unaware of postural faults; 12% with proper posture reported having poor posture. Subjects reported comparable frequencies of back pain and hip pain with postural faults (33.2%, 21.2%) and without faults (28.5%, 14.7%). Anonymous reporting was higher than formal reporting and requests for care during the same period (37% vs 3.4%).

  7. Doença de Ménière e vertigem postural

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    Boaglio Mirella

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A associação entre doença de Ménière e a vertigem postural tem sido descrita por vários autores. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a presença do nistagmo de posicionamento e da sensação vertiginosa posicional em pacientes portadores de Doença de Ménière. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Clínico prospectivo. MÉTODO: Foram avaliados 44 pacientes com diagnóstico definitivo de doença de Ménière segundo avaliação clínica e audiológica (preenchendo os critérios diagnósticos da American Academy of Otolaryngology e confirmação da hidropisia endolinfática por eletrococleografia (relação SP/AP >30%. O estudo do nistagmo de posicionamento foi realizado por meio da manobra de Brandt-Daroff com utilização das lentes de Frenzel -13 dioptrias. O exame foi considerado alterado pela presença de nistagmo e/ou vertigem. RESULTADOS: Na pesquisa do nistagmo de posicionamento, 7 pacientes (16% apresentaram nistagmo e vertigem, 23 (52,2% apresentaram vertigem sem o registro de nistagmo, e 14 (31,8% não apresentaram alteração alguma. Considerando a presença isolada de vertigem como alteração do exame e a presença de vertigem postural associada à presença de nistagmo postural, o total de alterações foi de 68,1% (30 pacientes nesta amostra. CONCLUSÃO: A associação entre Doença de Menière e vertigem postural é relevante e sua real incidência dependerá dos critérios utilizados para definir esta associação. Neste trabalho, tanto o desencadeamento de nistagmo quanto de sensação vertiginosa à manobra de Brandt-Daroff foram considerados positivos para a constatação desta associação. Com esta metodologia, a presença de vertigem postural em pacientes com Ménière foi de 68%.

  8. Posture Detection Based on Smart Cushion for Wheelchair Users

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    Congcong Ma

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available The postures of wheelchair users can reveal their sitting habit, mood, and even predict health risks such as pressure ulcers or lower back pain. Mining the hidden information of the postures can reveal their wellness and general health conditions. In this paper, a cushion-based posture recognition system is used to process pressure sensor signals for the detection of user’s posture in the wheelchair. The proposed posture detection method is composed of three main steps: data level classification for posture detection, backward selection of sensor configuration, and recognition results compared with previous literature. Five supervised classification techniques—Decision Tree (J48, Support Vector Machines (SVM, Multilayer Perceptron (MLP, Naive Bayes, and k-Nearest Neighbor (k-NN—are compared in terms of classification accuracy, precision, recall, and F-measure. Results indicate that the J48 classifier provides the highest accuracy compared to other techniques. The backward selection method was used to determine the best sensor deployment configuration of the wheelchair. Several kinds of pressure sensor deployments are compared and our new method of deployment is shown to better detect postures of the wheelchair users. Performance analysis also took into account the Body Mass Index (BMI, useful for evaluating the robustness of the method across individual physical differences. Results show that our proposed sensor deployment is effective, achieving 99.47% posture recognition accuracy. Our proposed method is very competitive for posture recognition and robust in comparison with other former research. Accurate posture detection represents a fundamental basic block to develop several applications, including fatigue estimation and activity level assessment.

  9. Acute Effects of Posture Shirts on Rounded-Shoulder and Forward-Head Posture in College Students.

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    Manor, John; Hibberd, Elizabeth; Petschauer, Meredith; Myers, Joseph

    2016-12-01

    Rounded-shoulder and forward-head posture can be contributing factors to shoulder pain. Corrective techniques such as manual therapy and exercise have been shown to improve these altered postures, but there is little evidence that corrective garments such as posture shirts can alter posture. To determine the acute effects of corrective postureshirt use on rounded-shoulder and forward-head posture in asymptomatic college students. Repeated-measures intervention study with counterbalanced conditions. Research laboratory. 24 members of the general student body of a university, 18-25 y old, with a forward shoulder angle (FSA) >52° and no history of upper-extremity surgery, scoliosis, active shoulder pain, or shoulder pain in the previous 3 mo that restricted participation for 3 consecutive days. Photographic posture assessment under a control condition, under a sham or treatment condition (counterbalanced), under another control condition, and treatment or sham. FSA and forward head angle (FHA) calculated from a lateral photograph. FSA decreased relative to the control condition while participants wore the sham shirt (P = .029) but not the corrective posture shirt (P = 1.00). FHA was unchanged between groups (P = .371). Application of a corrective posture shirt did not acutely alter FSA or FHA, while application of a sham shirt may decrease FSA at rest.

  10. Europa como cultura

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    Javier San Martín

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El presente texto tiene un origen muy concreto. El día 15 de marzo de 2002, con motivo de la Cumbre Europea de Barcelona, Jorge Semprún reflexionaba, en las páginas de un conocido diario madrileño, sobre el significado que para él tenía ser europeo. Para ello emprendía tres "viajes intelectuales" a Viena, Praga y Buchenwald, los tres de gran significado histórico y cultural. Dado el interés del texto y del momento, me pareció entonces oportuno glosar algunos aspectos de aquel artículo, primero, para subrayar el valor de la aportación de Semprún, luego para corregir alguna inexactitud de carácter biográfico, debida posiblemente a la rapidez de la traducción, y, tercero, para ampliar con algún comentario la valiosa contribución de Sempnín, sobre todo en lo que concierne al sentido de Europa. En este texto se toma aquel comentario como punto de partida.The origins of this text are very specific. On 15 March 2002, on the occasion of the European Summit in Barcelona, and on the pages of a well-known Madrid newspaper, Jorge Semprún reflected on the meaning that being European had for him. To do this, he embarked on three "intellectual journeys" to Vienna, Prague and Buchenwald, all three of great historical and cultural significance. Given the interest of the text and of the moment, I considered it appropriate to comment on aspects of the article -firstly, to underline the value of Semprún's contribution; secondly, to correct certain biographical inaccuracies, possibly due to a hasty translation; and thirdly, to complement Semprún's valuable contribution, essentially concerning the meaning of Europe. This text takes that comment as its starting point.

  11. El empowerment como predictor del compromiso organizacional en las Pymes

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    Martha Ríos Manríquez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La relación entre las variables de empowerment y compromiso organizacional ha sido un campo poco explorado desde la perspectiva organizacional. Esta investigación establece el nivel de influencia del empowerment queexperimentanloscolaboradores con respecto al compromiso hacia la organización para la cual laboran. Se utiliza como referencia un modelo generado con base en la descripción del empowerment en cuatro dimensiones: significado, competencia, autodeterminación e impacto; y del compromiso organizacional en tres: compromiso continuo, normativo y afectivo. Para validar el modelo propuesto, a partir de los resultados obtenidos en otros países, se administró una encuesta a 147 participantes de seis Pymes localizadas en el municipio de Celaya, Guanajuato, México. Las empresas pertenecen a los sectores de servicios, comercio y producción. Los resultados confirman las hipótesis planteadas en el sentido de que el empowerment es un predictor del compromiso organizacional; sin embargo, al analizar el impacto individual de cada una de las dimensiones se observa que sólo el compromiso afectivo tiene un impacto directo en las cuatro dimensiones planteadas.

  12. Relationships among head posture, pain intensity, disability and deep cervical flexor muscle performance in subjects with postural neck pain

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    Arun V. Subbarayalu, PhD

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Information Technology (IT professionals working with computers gradually develop forward head posture and, as a result, these professionals are susceptible to several neck disorders. This study intended to reveal the relationships between pain intensity, disability, head posture and deep cervical flexor (DCF muscle performance in patients with postural neck pain. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 84 IT professionals who were diagnosed with postural neck pain. The participants were recruited with a random sampling approach. A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS, the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ, the Modified Head Posture Spinal Curvature Instrument (MHPSCI, and the Stabilizer Pressure Biofeedback Unit were used to measure neck pain intensity, neck disability, head posture, and DCF muscle performance, respectively. Results: The Pearson correlation coefficient revealed a significantly strong positive relationship between the VAS and the NPQ (r = 0.734. The cranio-vertebral (CV angle was found to have a significantly negative correlation with the VAS (r = −0.536 and a weak negative correlation with the NPQ (r = −0.389. Conclusion: This study concluded that a smaller CV angle corresponded to greater neck pain intensity and disability. Furthermore, there is no significant relationship between CV angle and DCF muscle performance, indicating that head posture re-education through postural correction exercises would not completely correct the motor control deficits in DCF muscles. In addition, a suitable exercise regimen that exclusively targets the deep cervical flexor muscle to improve its endurance is warranted. Keywords: Craniovertebral angle, Disability deep cervical flexors muscle performance, Head posture, Postural neck pain

  13. La producción de vehículos de memoria colectiva y su recepción como problema metodológico en el contexto de la mundialización.

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    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es examinar algunos problemas metodológicos relacionados con recepción de los vehículos oficiales (producidos por el estado) de la memoria colectiva; también expone el problema del reduccionismo en que algunos trabajos historiográficos incurren al asumir al estado-nación como marco único de referencia.

  14. La producción de vehículos de memoria colectiva y su recepción como problema metodológico en el contexto de la mundialización.

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    Oriester Abarca Hernández

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es examinar algunos problemas metodológicos relacionados con recepción de los vehículos oficiales (producidos por el estado de la memoria colectiva; también expone el problema del reduccionismo en que algunos trabajos historiográficos incurren al asumir al estado-nación como marco único de referencia.

  15. Valores de referencia de colinesterasa plasmática con los métodos de Michel, EQM y Monotest en población laboral activa del departamento de Antioquia, Colombia.

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    Jaime Carmona Fonseca

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    Full Text Available Colombia carece de valores de referencia autóctonos para colinesterasas plasmáticas (EC 3.1.1.8. El objetivo de este trabajo fue establecer valores de referencia para la población laboral activa afiliada al Seguro Social. Se diseñaron estadísticamente dos muestras, epidemiológicamente representativas de las poblaciones laborales activas del Valle de Aburrá y del cercano oriente antioqueño. Se midió la actividad colinesterásica plasmática por tres métodos (Michel, EQM® y Monotest® en 415 personas en Aburrá y 412 en Oriente, con edad entre 18 y 49 años. Los promedios de actividad enzimática son estadísticamente similares por región, tanto con el método de Michel como con EQM (Michel: Aburrá, 1,111, y Oriente, 1,125 deltas de pH/hora; EQM: Aburrá, 2,546, y Oriente, 2,476 U/ml. Con Monotest, la media es estadísticamente mayor en Aburrá que en Oriente (5743 y 5459 U/L; p=0,0117. En las dos regiones y con cada método, los hombres tienen niveles de actividad enzimática estadísticamente mayores que las mujeres. Al estratificar por región y sexo, se comprueba que la edad no ejerce influencia significativa en la actividad colinesterásica plasmática, cualquiera que sea el método químico de medición. Nuestros valores son estadísticamente diferentes de los datos extranjeros: con Michel y Monotest, los niveles nuestros son superiores y con EQM son inferiores. Con base en los hallazgos, su interpretación y sus repercusiones, se piensa que estos valores debieran considerarse con prioridad, frente a los foráneos, para la toma de decisiones clínicas y epidemiológicas en el país.

  16. Working Posture Analysis Methods and the Effects of Working Posture on Musculoskeletal Disorders

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    Hatice Esen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs which cause great health problems and social resource consumption are common problems which commonly influence working population. MSDs which is at the top of the list in the sense of health problems, expenses made for these disorders and which has negative influences in the sense of employee labor efficiency, quality of life, physical and social functions results from poor working postures. Observation, analysis of working postures with scientific methods, and making necessary recoveries and arrangements bring important contributions for control of working performance and decrease of MSDs. In this study, risk factors which cause the emergence of MSDs, types and symptoms of disorders are summarized, basic principles to be used in preventing these disorders are presented and scientific methods used in determination of risk factors are classified and presented.

  17. Los niveles de referencia para la enseñanza de la lengua española

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    Francisco Fernández García

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se propone realizar una presentación reflexiva del Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes (2006. Parte de un repaso del marco en el que ha tenido lugar su surgimiento (desde el proyecto Un Nivel Umbral y los Niveles de referencia del Consejo de Europa, para incidir después en algunas de las claves fundamentales de la obra. Por último, el artículo se cierra con algunas reflexiones sobre la posible proyección y utilidad del Plan curricular más allá del marco para el que ha sido concebido, en concreto, para la docencia de la lengua materna y las lenguas extranjeras en la enseñanza reglada en España. /////////The present work aims to make a critical description of the Plan Curricular del Instituto Cervantes (2006. First, it reviews the frame within which the Plan was originally devised (that is, the Threshold Level Project and the Common Levels of Reference elaborated by the Council of Europe. Secondly, it provides a thorough analysis of some of its key issues. Finally, it contributes some thoughts on the viability of implementing the Plan Curricular beyond the frame for which it had originally been conceived, more specifically, in the teaching of Spanish as the native language and of foreign languages in official curricula in Spanish educational institutions.

  18. Evaluación del servicio de referencia de una biblioteca universitaria: Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla

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    González-Fernández-Villavicencio, Nieves

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    Full Text Available After a detailed review of the literature on the evaluation of reference services in academic libraries, we describe the evaluation process of the Reference Service of the University of Seville’s library, in both its onsite and virtual models, during two time spans in 2011. We analyse the results using an adapted version of the READ scale. The predominance of the system’s onsite model was confirmed, with the type of service characterized by short questions of a basic nature, quite evenly distributed between the morning and afternoon, with a duration of less than five minutes, with the questions coming predominantly from students and answered by non-specialist staff.Tras una revisión bibliográfica de la evaluación de los servicios de referencias en bibliotecas universitarias, se describe el proceso de evaluación de este servicio llevado a cabo en la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla, en su modalidad presencial y virtual, durante dos periodos a lo largo del año 2011. Los resultados se analizan en base a la escala READ adaptada. Se constata el predominio de la presencialidad del servicio, y las preguntas breves, de nivel básico, casi distribuidas equilibradamente entre mañana y tarde, de menos de 5 minutos, realizadas mayoritariamente por alumnos, atendidas por personal técnico no especializado con escasas derivaciones.

  19. PENINGKATAN STABILITAS POSTURAL PADA LANSIA MELALUI BALANCE EXERCISE

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    Kusnanto .

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    Full Text Available Stabilitas postural adalah masalah yang umum pada lansia. Balance exercise dapat dijadikan alternative latihan bagi lansia. Latihan ini meliputi 5 gerakan (plantar flexion, hip flexion, hip flexion, knee flexion dan side leg raise. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisa efek dari balance exercise terhadap peningkatan stabilitas postural pada lansia. Penelitian ini menggunakan design pre eksperimen. Populasi yang digunakan adalah lansia di Panti Wreda Bangkalan. Total sampel adalah 11 responden, yang diambil berdasarkan kriteria inklusi. Variabel dependen adalah balance exercise dan variabel independen adalah stabilitas postural. Stabilitas postural diukur menggunakan 2 tes, yaitu tes Tinetti dan TUGT (Time Up and Go Test. Data dianalisa menggunakan paired t test dengan level signifikan 0,05. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa balance exercise secara signifikan dapat meningkatkan stabilitas postural. Pada tes Tinetti (p=0,000 dan di TUGT (p=0,001. Sehingga dapat disimpulkan bahwa terdapat hasil yang signifikan antara balance exercise dengan peningkatan stabilitas postural pada lansia. Hal ini disebabkan Karena balance exercise dapat membuat otot lansia menjadi hipertrofi. Hipertrofi dapat meningkatkan kekuatan otot sehingga stabilitas postural lansia dapat meningkat. Penelitian yang akan datang diharapkan melibatkan lebih banyak responden dengan waktu penelitian yang lebih lama dan pengukuran yang lebih baik untuk memastikan hasil yang lebih akurat.

  20. Chronic Low Quality Sleep Impairs Postural Control in Healthy Adults.

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    Furtado, Fabianne; Gonçalves, Bruno da Silva B; Abranches, Isabela Lopes Laguardia; Abrantes, Ana Flávia; Forner-Cordero, Arturo

    2016-01-01

    The lack of sleep, both in quality and quantity, is an increasing problem in modern society, often related to workload and stress. A number of studies have addressed the effects of acute (total) sleep deprivation on postural control. However, up to date, the effects of chronic sleep deficits, either in quantity or quality, have not been analyzed. Thirty healthy adults participated in the study that consisted of registering activity with a wrist actigraph for more than a week before performing a series of postural control tests. Sleep and circadian rhythm variables were correlated and the sum of activity of the least active 5-h period, L5, a rhythm variable, obtained the greater coefficient value with sleep quality variables (wake after sleep onset WASO and efficiency sleep). Cluster analysis was performed to classify subjects into two groups based on L5 (low and high). The balance tests scores used to asses postural control were measured using Biodex Balance System and were compared between the two groups with different sleep quality. The postural tests were divided into dynamic (platform tilt with eyes open, closed and cursor) and static (clinical test of sensory integration). The results showed that during the tests with eyes closed, the group with worse sleep quality had also worse postural control performance. Lack of vision impairs postural balance more deeply in subjects with chronic sleep inefficiency. Chronic poor sleep quality impairs postural control similarly to total sleep deprivation.

  1. Spatial and temporal analysis of postural control in dyslexic children.

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    Gouleme, Nathalie; Gerard, Christophe Loic; Bui-Quoc, Emmanuel; Bucci, Maria Pia

    2015-07-01

    The aim of this study is to examine postural control of dyslexic children using both spatial and temporal analysis. Thirty dyslexic (mean age 9.7±0.3years) and thirty non-dyslexic age-matched children participated in the study. Postural stability was evaluated using Multitest Equilibre from Framiral®. Posture was recorded in the following conditions: eyes open fixating a target (EO) and eyes closed (EC) on stable (-S-) and unstable (-U-) platforms. The findings of this study showed poor postural stability in dyslexic children with respect to the non-dyslexic children group, as demonstrated by both spatial and temporal analysis. In both groups of children postural control depends on the condition, and improves when the eyes are open on a stable platform. Dyslexic children have spectral power indices that are higher than in non-dyslexic children and they showed a shorter cancelling time. Poor postural control in dyslexic children could be due to a deficit in using sensory information most likely caused by impairment in cerebellar activity. The reliability of brain activation patterns, namely in using sensory input and cerebellar activity may explain the deficit in postural control in dyslexic children. Copyright © 2014 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Postural activity monitoring for increasing safety in bomb disposal missions

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    Brusey, James; Rednic, Ramona; Gaura, Elena I; Kemp, John; Poole, Nigel

    2009-01-01

    In enclosed suits, such as those worn by explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts, evaporative cooling through perspiration is less effective and, particularly in hot environments, uncompensable heat stress (UHS) may occur. Although some suits have cooling systems, their effectiveness during missions is dependent on the operative's posture. In order to properly assess thermal state, temperature-based assessment systems need to take posture into account. This paper builds on previous work for instrumenting EOD suits with regard to temperature monitoring and proposes to also monitor operative posture with MEMS accelerometers. Posture is a key factor in predicting how body temperature will change and is therefore important in providing local or remote warning of the onset of UHS. In this work, the C4.5 decision tree algorithm is used to produce an on-line classifier that can differentiate between nine key postures from current acceleration readings. Additional features that summarize how acceleration is changing over time are used to improve average classification accuracy to around 97.2%. Without such temporal feature extraction, dynamic postures are difficult to classify accurately. Experimental results show that training over a variety of subjects, and in particular, mixing gender, improves results on unseen subjects. The main advantages of the on-line posture classification system described here are that it is accurate, does not require integration of acceleration over time, and is computationally lightweight, allowing it to be easily supported on wearable microprocessors

  3. Assessment of postural instability in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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    Błaszczyk, J W; Orawiec, R; Duda-Kłodowska, D; Opala, G

    2007-10-01

    Postural instability is one of the most disabling features of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we focused on postural instability as the main factor predisposing parkinsonians to falls. For this purpose, changes in sway characteristics during quiet stance due to visual feedback exclusion were studied. We searched for postural sway measures that could be potential discriminators for an increased fall risk. A group of 110 subjects: 55 parkinsonians (Hoehn and Yahr: 1-3), and 55 age-matched healthy volunteers participated in the experiment. Their spontaneous sway characteristics while standing quiet with eyes open and eyes closed were analyzed. We found that an increased mediolateral sway and sway area while standing with eyes closed are characteristic of parkinsonian postural instability and may serve to quantify well a tendency to fall. These sway indices significantly correlated with disease severity rated both by the Hoehn and Yahr scale as well as by the Motor Section of the UPDRS. A forward shift of a mean COP position in parkinsonians which reflects their flexed posture was also significantly greater to compare with the elderly subjects and exhibited a high sensitivity to visual conditions. Both groups of postural sway abnormalities identified here may be used as accessible and reliable measures which allow for quantitative assessment of postural instability in Parkinson's disease.

  4. USE OF SOFTWARES FOR POSTURE ASSESSMENT: INTEGRATIVE REVIEW

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    Edyla Maria Porto de Freitas Camelo

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available To carry out an integrative literature review on the postural analysis softwares available today. It is an integrative-narrative review of qualitative and methodological nature performed during April-July 2014. As inclusion criteria, the articles should be bibliographical or original research and available with full access. At first, we proceeded to the identification of the keywords for the softwares related to postural assessment commonly used in the health field, in such case "posture", "software", and "postural assessment". The search was narrowed by publication date from 2002 to 2014. Through the information acquired from the articles and from the software developers, information on 12 programs that assist the postural evaluation were obtained - Alcimage, All Body Scan 3D, Aplob, APPID, Biotonix, Corporis Pro, Fisimetrix, Fisiometer Posturograma, Physical Fisio, Physio Easy, Posture Print and SAPO. However, only one tool has more information and studies, namely SAPO. There are many postural analysis softwares available on the internet today, however, these are quite disparate in relation to possible answers and are still poorly widespread as research tools.

  5. Postural habits of young adults and possibilities of modification.

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    Nowotny-Czupryna, Olga; Czupryna, Krzysztof; Bąk, Krzysztof; Wróblewska, Ewa; Rottermund, Jerzy

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the study was to assess postural habits in young, healthy people, identify correlations between postural errors and pain and attempt to modify bad habits. 144 people, aged 18-23 were enrolled. The intervention consisted of 4 stages: Stage 1 - identification of postural habits, description of responses to stress, back pain frequency and intensity (Jackson & Moskowitz); Stage 2 - correction of habitual position with the help of a physiotherapist, briefing about ergonomic everyday behaviours and consequences of continued non-ergonomic behaviours, Stage 3 - follow-up examination: self-assessment of changes, evaluation of the effects of modifications, determination of causes for discontinuing the behaviour modification programme, where applicable; and Stage 4 - final examination, assessment of results. Correlations were sought between inappropriate postural behaviour in various positions and between non-ergonomic postural behaviour and pain location and response to stress. Statistical analysis was carried out with Excel and Statistica v. 7.1. A non-parametric χ(2) test was used at phabit. 3. An attempt to modify non-ergonomic postural behaviours usually results in pain, which may act as a demotivating factor. 4. Discomfort associated with the modification of habitual postural behaviours is reduced after 3-4 months of regular training.

  6. Chronic Low Quality Sleep Impairs Postural Control in Healthy Adults.

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    Fabianne Furtado

    Full Text Available The lack of sleep, both in quality and quantity, is an increasing problem in modern society, often related to workload and stress. A number of studies have addressed the effects of acute (total sleep deprivation on postural control. However, up to date, the effects of chronic sleep deficits, either in quantity or quality, have not been analyzed. Thirty healthy adults participated in the study that consisted of registering activity with a wrist actigraph for more than a week before performing a series of postural control tests. Sleep and circadian rhythm variables were correlated and the sum of activity of the least active 5-h period, L5, a rhythm variable, obtained the greater coefficient value with sleep quality variables (wake after sleep onset WASO and efficiency sleep. Cluster analysis was performed to classify subjects into two groups based on L5 (low and high. The balance tests scores used to asses postural control were measured using Biodex Balance System and were compared between the two groups with different sleep quality. The postural tests were divided into dynamic (platform tilt with eyes open, closed and cursor and static (clinical test of sensory integration. The results showed that during the tests with eyes closed, the group with worse sleep quality had also worse postural control performance. Lack of vision impairs postural balance more deeply in subjects with chronic sleep inefficiency. Chronic poor sleep quality impairs postural control similarly to total sleep deprivation.

  7. Multi-joint postural behavior in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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    Turcot, Katia; Sagawa, Yoshimasa; Hoffmeyer, Pierre; Suvà, Domizio; Armand, Stéphane

    2015-12-01

    Previous studies have demonstrated balance impairment in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Although it is currently accepted that postural control depends on multi-joint coordination, no study has previously considered this postural strategy in patients suffering from knee OA. The objectives of this study were to investigate the multi-joint postural behavior in patients with knee OA and to evaluate the association with clinical outcomes. Eighty-seven patients with knee OA and twenty-five healthy elderly were recruited to the study. A motion analysis system and two force plates were used to investigate the joint kinematics (trunk and lower body segments), the lower body joint moments, the vertical ground reaction force ratio and the center of pressure (COP) during a quiet standing task. Pain, functional capacity and quality of life status were also recorded. Patients with symptomatic and severe knee OA adopt a more flexed posture at all joint levels in comparison with the control group. A significant difference in the mean ratio was found between groups, showing an asymmetric weight distribution in patients with knee OA. A significant decrease in the COP range in the anterior-posterior direction was also observed in the group of patients. Only small associations were observed between postural impairments and clinical outcomes. This study brings new insights regarding the postural behavior of patients with severe knee OA during a quiet standing task. The results confirm the multi-joint asymmetric posture adopted by this population. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. El CO2 como disolvente y como reactivo

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    La Franca Pitarresi, Vincenzo Rosario

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    Existen numerosas ventajas asociada con el uso de CO2 , tanto como disolvente que como reactivo, y todas se pueden resumir en cuatro categorías generales: beneficios ambiental, beneficios de salud y seguridad, beneficios en el procedimiento y beneficios químicos. Los procesos que implican el CO2 como disolvente no aumentaría las emisiones de CO2, más bien proporcionaría una oportunidad para el reciclaje de CO2 residual. Además, los esfuerzos para secuestrar el CO2 producido de los gases de co...

  9. A Methodology for Investigating Adaptive Postural Control

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    McDonald, P. V.; Riccio, G. E.

    1999-01-01

    Our research on postural control and human-environment interactions provides an appropriate scientific foundation for understanding the skill of mass handling by astronauts in weightless conditions (e.g., extravehicular activity or EVA). We conducted an investigation of such skills in NASA's principal mass-handling simulator, the Precision Air-Bearing Floor, at the Johnson Space Center. We have studied skilled movement-body within a multidisciplinary context that draws on concepts and methods from biological and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, kinesiology and neurophysiology) as well as bioengineering. Our multidisciplinary research has led to the development of measures, for manual interactions between individuals and the substantial environment, that plausibly are observable by human sensory systems. We consider these methods to be the most important general contribution of our EVA investigation. We describe our perspective as control theoretic because it draws more on fundamental concepts about control systems in engineering than it does on working constructs from the subdisciplines of biomechanics and motor control in the bio-behavioral sciences. At the same time, we have attempted to identify the theoretical underpinnings of control-systems engineering that are most relevant to control by human beings. We believe that these underpinnings are implicit in the assumptions that cut across diverse methods in control-systems engineering, especially the various methods associated with "nonlinear control", "fuzzy control," and "adaptive control" in engineering. Our methods are based on these theoretical foundations rather than on the mathematical formalisms that are associated with particular methods in control-systems engineering. The most important aspects of the human-environment interaction in our investigation of mass handling are the functional consequences that body configuration and stability have for the pick up of information or the achievement of

  10. A review of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

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    Carew, Sheila

    2012-01-31

    A 21-year-old female reports an 18-month history of light-headedness on standing. This is often associated with palpitations and a feeling of intense anxiety. She has had two black-outs in the past 12 months. She is not taking any regular medications. Her supine blood pressure was 126\\/84 mmHg with a heart rate of 76 bpm, and her upright blood pressure was 122\\/80 mmHg with a heart rate of 114 bpm. A full system examination was otherwise normal. She had a 12-lead electrocardiogram performed which was unremarkable. She was referred for head-up tilt testing. She was symptomatic during the test and lost consciousness at 16 min. Figure 1 summarizes her blood pressure and heart rate response to tilting. A diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome with overlapping vasovagal syncope was made.

  11. Postural control in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review.

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    Porto, E F; Castro, A A M; Schmidt, V G S; Rabelo, H M; Kümpel, C; Nascimento, O A; Jardim, J R

    2015-01-01

    Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fall frequently, although the risk of falls may seem less important than the respiratory consequences of the disease. Nevertheless, falls are associated to increased mortality, decreased independence and physical activity levels, and worsening of quality of life. The aims of this systematic review was to evaluate information in the literature with regard to whether impaired postural control is more prevalent in COPD patients than in healthy age-matched subjects, and to assess the main characteristics these patients present that contribute to impaired postural control. Five databases were searched with no dates or language limits. The MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and PEDro databases were searched using "balance", "postural control", and "COPD" as keywords. The search strategies were oriented and guided by a health science librarian and were performed on March 27, 2014. The studies included were those that evaluated postural control in COPD patients as their main outcome and scored more than five points on the PEDro scale. Studies supplied by the database search strategy were assessed independently by two blinded researchers. A total of 484 manuscripts were found using the "balance in COPD or postural control in COPD" keywords. Forty-three manuscripts appeared more than once, and 397 did not evaluate postural control in COPD patients as the primary outcome. Thus, only 14 studies had postural control as their primary outcome. Our study examiners found only seven studies that had a PEDro score higher than five points. The examiners' interrater agreement was 76.4%. Six of those studies were accomplished with a control group and one study used their patients as their own controls. The studies were published between 2004 and 2013. Patients with COPD present postural control impairment when compared with age-matched healthy controls. Associated factors contributing to impaired postural control were

  12. Revaluación de Philodendron hederaceum Schott (1829 como transferencia de Arum hederaceum Jacq

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    Dugand Armando

    1945-12-01

    Full Text Available La combinación Philodendron hederaceum: Schott, publicada en 1829 fide Endlicher y Schlechtendal 1831, se considera aquí como transferencia implícita pero válida de Arum hederaceum Jacq. (1760-1763. Los conceptos citados por algunos autores como "Arum hederaceum L." y "Arum hederaceum Willd." representan el mismo Arum hederaceum de Jacquin. "Ph. hederaceum Kunth 1841", excluyendo la referencia a "Martinica", también es el mismo Arum hetieraceum. Jacq. En cuanto a Ph. Jacquinii Schott 1856 es nombre superfluo y sinónimo de Philodendron hederaceum (Jacq, Schott, nombre este que se adopta aquí para la planta típica de Cartagena. EI nombre "Philodendron hederaceum Schott" de 1856, basado en una planta de la Martinica, representa un concepto distinto al de 1829 del mismo autor y por lo tanto se trata aquí como homónimo posterior ilegitimo.   Varios autores han considerado al Arum hetieraceum. Jacq. como especie dudosa, referible al Philodendron Hoftmannii Schott (1858 de Costa Rica. Por falta de material apropiado de aquel país no se puede resolver la cuestión por ahora. Ejemplares topotípicos, recientemente obtenidos no lejos de Cartagena, localidad clásica de Arum hederaceum. Jacq., han servido para esta revaluación.

  13. O cuidado de si como princípio ético do trabalho em enfermagem

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir del entendimiento de que el acto de cuidar y el trabajo de enfermería son esencialmente humanos, buscamos problematizarlos en la actualidad. La fragmentación del conocimiento, en el área de enfermería y de la salud, ha sido un factor de deshumanización del cuidado y del proceso de trabajo de cuidar. Foucault a través de los estudios sobre la gobernabilidad nos posibilita la comprensión de las bases que nos constituyen en agentes morales. De ahí, deriva, como hacemos nuestras elecciones y sobre que pautamos nuestros valores. Es posible pensar el cuidado de enfermería y el trabajo de esta categoría profesional como un proceso a ser (resignificado teniendo como referencia una ética que tome la estética de la existencia como propuesta cotidiana. En este sentido, el cuidado de si mismo, el compartir en grupo y la ética solidaria pueden ser puntos de partida para la retomada del valor de nuestras elecciones profesionales, rescatando la humanidad que estas contienen.

  14. Stereotypes and prejudice affect the recognition of emotional body postures.

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    Bijlstra, Gijsbert; Holland, Rob W; Dotsch, Ron; Wigboldus, Daniel H J

    2018-03-26

    Most research on emotion recognition focuses on facial expressions. However, people communicate emotional information through bodily cues as well. Prior research on facial expressions has demonstrated that emotion recognition is modulated by top-down processes. Here, we tested whether this top-down modulation generalizes to the recognition of emotions from body postures. We report three studies demonstrating that stereotypes and prejudice about men and women may affect how fast people classify various emotional body postures. Our results suggest that gender cues activate gender associations, which affect the recognition of emotions from body postures in a top-down fashion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved).

  15. Postural adaptations to repeated optic flow stimulation in older adults

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    The purpose of this study is to understand the processes of adaptation (changes in within-trial postural responses) and habituation (reductions in between-trial postural responses) to visual cues in older and young adults. Of particular interest were responses to sudden increases in optic flow magnitude. The postural sway of 25 healthy young adults and 24 healthy older adults was measured while subjects viewed anterior-posterior 0.4 Hz sinusoidal optic flow for 45 s. Three trials for each of ...

  16. Relationship between postural alignment in sitting by photogrammetry and seated postural control in post-stroke subjects.

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    Iyengar, Y R; Vijayakumar, K; Abraham, J M; Misri, Z K; Suresh, B V; Unnikrishnan, B

    2014-01-01

    This study was executed to find out correlation between postural alignment in sitting measured through photogrammetry and postural control in sitting following stroke. A cross-sectional study with convenient sampling consisting of 45 subjects with acute and sub-acute stroke. Postural alignment in sitting was measured through photogrammetry and relevant angles were obtained through software MB Ruler (version 5.0). Seated postural control was measured through Function in Sitting Test (FIST). Correlation was obtained using Spearman's Rank Correlation co-efficient in SPSS software (version 17.0). Moderate positive correlation (r = 0.385; p < 0.01) was found between angle of lordosis and angle between acromion, lateral epicondyle and point between radius and ulna. Strong negative correlation (r = -0.435; p < 0.01) was found between cranio-vertebral angle and kyphosis. FIST showed moderate positive correlation (r = 0.3446; p < 0.05) with cranio-vertebral angle and strong positive correlation (r = 0.4336; p < 0.01) with Brunnstrom's stage of recovery in upper extremity. Degree of forward head posture in sitting correlates directly with seated postural control and inversely with degree of kyphosis in sitting post-stroke. Postural control in sitting post-stroke is directly related with Brunnstrom's stage of recovery in affected upper extremity in sitting.

  17. A referenciação no sincretismo do YouTube: o caso dos vídeos que divulgam ciência

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    Nesta Dissertação, abordo o fenômeno da referenciação em vídeos de divulgação científica do YouTube. Exploro as nomeações lexicalmente expressas, cotejando-as com os objetos visuais (desenhos gráfico-digitais e movimentos corporais) que compõem os vídeos. Objetivo entender a contribuição do não verbal na construção dos objetos de discurso, ou seja, compreender quais são as funções desempenhadas pelos elementos visuais na referenciação. Defino, então, dois objetivos específicos, a saber: 1) ex...

  18. Análisis de Mezclas Espectrales para el estudio de la deforestación y establecimiento de la línea de referencia de emisiones en el marco del programa REDD. Aplicación a la región de San Martín, Perú.

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    Garcia Rodriguez, Rafael; Natal Tello, Ángel

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    La determinación de la línea histórica de deforestación como parte del establecimiento de la línea de referencia de emisiones, en el marco del programa REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), permite medir la evolución de la pérdida de bosque en un periodo definido de tiempo. El objetivo fue calcular la línea histórica de deforestación mediante estudio multitemporal para el periodo 1998-2011, en la región de San Martín (Perú), utilizando la metodología de Análisis...

  19. Postural Stability of Patients with Schizophrenia during Challenging Sensory Conditions: Implication of Sensory Integration for Postural Control.

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    Ya-Ling Teng

    Full Text Available Postural dysfunctions are prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and affect their daily life and ability to work. In addition, sensory functions and sensory integration that are crucial for postural control are also compromised. This study intended to examine how patients with schizophrenia coordinate multiple sensory systems to maintain postural stability in dynamic sensory conditions. Twenty-nine patients with schizophrenia and 32 control subjects were recruited. Postural stability of the participants was examined in six sensory conditions of different level of congruency of multiple sensory information, which was based on combinations of correct, removed, or conflicting sensory inputs from visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems. The excursion of the center of pressure was measured by posturography. Equilibrium scores were derived to indicate the range of anterior-posterior (AP postural sway, and sensory ratios were calculated to explore ability to use sensory information to maintain balance. The overall AP postural sway was significantly larger for patients with schizophrenia compared to the controls [patients (69.62±8.99; controls (76.53±7.47; t1,59 = -3.28, p<0.001]. The results of mixed-model ANOVAs showed a significant interaction between the group and sensory conditions [F5,295 = 5.55, p<0.001]. Further analysis indicated that AP postural sway was significantly larger for patients compared to the controls in conditions containing unreliable somatosensory information either with visual deprivation or with conflicting visual information. Sensory ratios were not significantly different between groups, although small and non-significant difference in inefficiency to utilize vestibular information was also noted. No significant correlations were found between postural stability and clinical characteristics. To sum up, patients with schizophrenia showed increased postural sway and a higher rate of falls during challenging sensory

  20. Dual task interference on postural sway, postural transitions and gait in people with Parkinson's disease and freezing of gait.

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    de Souza Fortaleza, Ana Claudia; Mancini, Martina; Carlson-Kuhta, Patty; King, Laurie A; Nutt, John G; Chagas, Eliane Ferrari; Freitas, Ismael Forte; Horak, Fay B

    2017-07-01

    Freezing of gait (FoG) is associated with less automatic gait and more impaired cognition, balance and postural transitions compared to people with PD who do not have FoG. However, it is unknown whether dual-task cost during postural sway, postural transitions (such as gait initiation and turning), and gait are more in subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have freezing of gait (FoG+) compared to those who do not have FoG (FoG-). Here, we hypothesized that the effects of a cognitive dual task on postural sway, postural transitions and gait would be larger in FoG+ than FoG-. Thirty FoG- and 24 FoG+ performed an Instrumented Stand and Walk test in OFF medication state, with and without a secondary cognitive task (serial subtraction by 3s). Measures of postural sway, gait initiation, turning, and walking were extracted using body-worn inertial sensors. FoG+ showed significantly larger dual task cost than FoG- for several gait metrics, but not during postural sway or postural transitions. During walking, FoG+ exhibited a larger dual task cost than FoG- resulting in shorter stride length and slower stride velocity. During standing, FoG+ showed a larger postural sway compared to FoG- and during gait initiation, FoG+, but not FoG-, showed a longer first step duration during the dual-task condition compared to single-task condition (interaction effect, p=0.04). During turning, both groups showed a slower turn peak speed in the dual-task condition compared to single task condition. These findings partly support our hypothesis that dual task cost on walking is greater in FoG+ than FoG-. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  1. BIBLIOTECARIO EN LÍNEA: el servicio de referencia virtual en tiempo real de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Agronomía

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    Eugenia Ortiz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda el desarrollo del Servicio de Referencia Virtual en Tiempo Real del Departamento de Documentación y Biblioteca de la Facultad de Agronomía: el Bibliotecario en Línea. Se hace hincapié en el proceso de implementación, desarrollo y evaluación del servicio, finalizando con una breve conclusión de la experiencia.

  2. El cartel como recurso para presentar resultados de investigación científica

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    Omar A. Piñeiro Fernández

    1998-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se hace referencia al cartel como recurso para presentar resultados de investigación en reuniones científicas. Se especifican los requisitos mínimos que se deben cumplir en su preparación y se ofrecen elementos básicos en relación con su estructura. Se enumeran sus ventajas y se dan algunas orientaciones a los efectos de su exposición. Se fundamenta la utilidad de publicar posteriormente los trabajos presentados en cartelReference is made to posters as a means for exhibiting research work outcome in scientific events. The minimum design requirements and the basic structural elements of posters are specified. Likewise, poster advantages, recommendations for exhibition and the usefulness of publising the papers which are presented in posters are also set forth

  3. Ventajas del ingreso en el hogar como forma de atención ambulatoria

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    Isnoel Saura de la Torre

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Se ofrece una revisión actualizada sobre las ventajas que ofrece el ingreso en el hogar como forma de atención ambulatoria, para el paciente, la familia, la comunidad, los profesionales de la salud y el Estado; donde se exponen 15 ventajas sacadas de la literatura nacional y extranjera con un total de 30 referencias bibliográficas. Puede servir de marco teórico para incentivar la realización de investigaciones para su desarrolloAn updated review on the advantages of home admission as a form of ambulatory care for the patient, the family, the community, the health professionals and the State is made. 15 advantages obtained from the national and foreign literature with a total of 30 bibliographic references are put into the readers’ consideration. This may be used a theoretical basis to encourage research for developing this type of admission

  4. Urna de cristal como canal digital de participación ciudadana en Colombia

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    John Edickson Amaya-Rodríguez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen se describe la normativa vigente en Colombia referente al gobierno electrónico. Asimismo, se hace referencia las diferentes herramientas utilizadas por la estrategia urna de cristal del gobierno colombiano. Asimismo, se evalúa su alcance en la ciudadanía tanto con los informes publicados por esta estrategia, así como a través de una encuesta realizada en la totalidad de los departamentos del país. Finalmente se proponen unas recomendaciones que pueden ser consideradas en el desarrollo de las actividades del canal seleccionado con el objetivo que se pueda ampliar la cobertura de dicho canal y se pueda tener un efectivo acercamiento de los ciudadanos al gobierno a través de herramientas tecnológicas.

  5. Los inmigrantes como amenaza. Procesos migratorios en la televisión española

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    Mª Carmen Albert Guardiola

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La mayor parte de las investigaciones desarrolladas en torno a la imagen mediática de los procesos migratorios destacan la tendencia hacia su problematización, de forma que se asocia a la población inmigrante con amenazas sociales, económicas, culturales, con la desviación, delincuencia, ilegalidad, etc. Tomando como referencia el caso de España, en este artículo se analiza la manera en que los noticiarios televisivos construyen aquellas noticias relacionadas con la población inmigrante. Con este fin, se han recogido un total de 145 noticias emitidas en 105 programas informativos de cuatro cadenas de televisión (tres de ámbito nacional y una regional, a cuyos contenidos se han aplicado, fundamentalmente, técnicas cualitativas de análisis.

  6. A condicionalidade como zona conceitual

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    Taísa Peres de OLIVEIRA

    Full Text Available RESUMO Neste trabalho avaliam-se diferentes padrões de construções condicionais no português a partir dos parâmetros de condicionalidade. O objetivo principal é mostrar como a categoria está internamente organizada não apenas em termos de um núcleo prototípico, mas mostrando como os exemplares mais periféricos se relacionam a ele. As bases teóricas deste trabalho assentam-se sobre concepções funcional-cognitivistas, nos termos de Bybee (2010 e Dancygier (1998, especialmente considerando a relativa instabilidade da gramática e a fluidez da categoria. As reflexões principais apontam a condicionalidade como uma categoria bastante complexa que serve de/como abrigo de múltiplas construções.

  7. Effects of hippotherapy on posture in individuals with Down Syndrome

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    Ana Paula Espindula

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction: Individuals with Down syndrome (DS have alterations that affect the musculoskeletal system, causing abnormal patterns, and alter the morphological anatomical and mechanical axes that provide intrinsic stability to the skeleton, and can trigger misalignments and orthopedic disorders in adulthood. Objective: The objective of student to evaluate posture and postural alignment before and after the hippotherapyin individuals with DS. Methods: Posture of five individuals with DS was evaluated by the software SAPO before and after 27 sessions the hippotherapy. Data were subjected to qualitative descriptive analysis using cluster and statistical analysis with the aid of the software Sigma Stat 2.0, considering differences as statistically significant at p-value < 5%. Results: Improvements were achieved for the alignment of shoulder, head, hip, and lower limbs, in addition to decrease in kyphosis and head protrusion. Conclusion: Patients with DS demonstrated satisfactory changes in motor behavior reflected in improved static posture after treatment with hippotherapy.

  8. Design of strategies to assess lumbar posture during work.

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    Burdorf, A.; Riel, van M.

    1996-01-01

    Quantitative characterization of postural load on the back should describe exposure patterns among workers and factors affecting these exposure patterns. This article presents general guidelines for designing appropriate measurement strategies; how to obtain detailed data with an applicable

  9. Analysis of Postural Control Adaptation During Galvanic and Vibratory Stimulation

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    Fransson, P

    2001-01-01

    The objective for this study was to investigate whether the postural control adaptation during galvanic stimulation of the vestibular nerve were similar to that found during vibration stimulation to the calf muscles...

  10. Assessment of striatal & postural deformities in patients with Parkinson's disease

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    Sanjay Pandey

    2016-01-01

    Interpretation & conclusions: Our results showed that striatal and postural deformities were common and present in about half of the patients with PD. These deformities we more common in patients with advanced stage of PD.

  11. Postural control and central motor pathway involvement in type 2 ...

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    Mona Mokhtar El Bardawil

    2013-04-18

    Apr 18, 2013 ... Postural control and central motor pathway involvement in type 2 .... with a high power 90 mm circular coil, capable of generating. 2 T maximum field ..... advanced glycation end products, oxidative damage and microvascular ...

  12. Postural hypotension in type 1 diabetes: The influence of glycemic ...

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    2013-06-04

    saharan ... Key words: Diabetes mellitus, duration, glycemic control, postural hypotension. Date of ... or older) provided informed consent before enrolment in the study. .... asymptomatic despite significant falls in blood pressure.[26].

  13. The US Strategic Posture Review: Issues for the New Administration

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    Bunn, M

    2001-01-01

    .... The forthcoming Strategic Posture Review (SPR) needs to fundamentally reassess the purposes of nuclear weapons, missile defenses, and the requirements of deterrence and stability in the new security environment...

  14. Pokhran II and Beyond (Emerging Indian Nuclear Posture)

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    Mishra, Jeetendra

    2002-01-01

    .... The nuclear forces, however, are sought only to be minimum possible to credibly deter nuclear weapons use or coercion against India, Considering the imperatives of the Indian deterrence posture...

  15. 2007 Posture Statement, Army Reserve: An Operational Force

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    Stultz, Jack C

    2007-01-01

    The 2007 Army Reserve Posture Statement describes how the Army Reserve continues to transform from a strategic reserve to an operational force, meeting today's challenges as it better prepares for future uncertainties...

  16. Differences in body composition and occurrence of postural ...

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    Differences in body composition and occurrence of postural deviations in boys from two ... African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences ... procedures of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK).

  17. Posture and isokinetic shoulder strength in female water polo players

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    Kathryn van Boom

    pathological injuries, such as rotator cuff tendinitis, shoulder instability and shoulder ... and specific postural characteristics, which will be useful in future studies. ... concentric and eccentric IR and ER shoulder muscle strength in 15 club-level ...

  18. Effects of affective picture viewing on postural control

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    Stins, J.F.; Beek, P.J.

    2007-01-01

    Background: Emotion theory holds that unpleasant events prime withdrawal actions, whereas pleasant events prime approach actions. Recent studies have suggested that passive viewing of emotion eliciting images results in postural adjustments, which become manifest as changes in body center of

  19. Referencias al contrabando en los informes de los «oidores» de la Real Audiencia de Extremadura

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    Eusebio MEDINA GARCÍA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo se recogen y se comentan las principales referencias sobre el contrabando tradicional en la frontera de España y Portugal, contenidas en los informes de los «oidores» (1791 y en otras disposiciones de la Real Audiencia de Extremadura. Además de resaltar la importancia que tuvo la instauración de la Real Audiencia de Extremadura en el proceso de consolidación de la Administración central en la región, ponemos de manifiesto el enorme interés de la autoridad real por conocer, para erradicar, los tráficos ilegales; siendo la recién estrenada —Real Audiencia—, un instrumento fundamental para implementar esa política de represión del contrabando en la frontera de Portugal, a finales del siglo XVIII.ABSTRACT: In this article the main references on the traditional smuggling in the border between Spain and Portugal, contained in the reports the «oidores» (1791 and in other regulations of the Royal Court of Extremadura are gathered and commented. Besides highlighting the great importance that the establishment of the Royal Court of Extremadura had in the process of consolidation of the state administration in the region, we point out the enormous interest of the Royal Authority in knowing the illegal trafficking to eradicate it. In this sense, the new Royal Court was a fundamental instrument to implement this policy of smuggling repression in the border at the end of 18th century.

  20. Fortalecimiento de la regulación sanitaria en las Américas: las autoridades reguladoras de referencia regional

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    Lisette Pérez Ojeda

    Full Text Available RESUMEN La reglamentación y garantía de calidad de las tecnologías sanitarias es un elemento crucial en el desarrollo de las políticas farmacéuticas nacionales y son las autoridades reguladoras nacionales las encargadas de ejecutar estas acciones; de su desarrollo y nivel de madurez dependen la calidad, la seguridad y la eficacia de los productos que se ponen a disposición de las poblaciones. La Región de las Américas, por iniciativa de las propias autoridades reguladoras con el acompañamiento de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS, promueve el fortalecimiento de la regulación sanitaria mediante un proceso de evaluación y certificación que permite la designación de autoridades reguladoras de referencia regional de medicamentos y productos biológicos. Desde su implementación hasta la fecha, se han certificado seis autoridades y una se encuentra en proceso de certificación. Estas autoridades trabajan de manera conjunta, promueven el diálogo y la convergencia regulatoria el intercambio de información para agilizar la toma de decisiones reguladoras y la cooperación regional para apoyar el desarrollo de otras autoridades en la región, acciones que tienen impacto directo en el acceso a tecnologías sanitarias efectivas y de calidad garantizada. El trabajo mancomunado ha permitido el reconocimiento de este proceso de evaluación y certificación por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, quien colocó entre las acciones derivadas de la Consulta Internacional sobre el Fortalecimiento de los Sistemas Regulatorios el acercamiento a este modelo para evaluar su posible expansión a nivel global.

  1. Postural control in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

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    Porto EF

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    Full Text Available EF Porto,1,2 AAM Castro,1,3 VGS Schmidt,4 HM Rabelo,4 C Kümpel,2 OA Nascimento,5 JR Jardim5 1Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Federal University of São Paulo, 2Adventist University, São Paulo, 3Federal University of Pampa, Rio Grande do Sul, 4Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Adventist University, 5Respiratory Diseases, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Abstract: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD fall frequently, although the risk of falls may seem less important than the respiratory consequences of the disease. Nevertheless, falls are associated to increased mortality, decreased independence and physical activity levels, and worsening of quality of life. The aims of this systematic review was to evaluate information in the literature with regard to whether impaired postural control is more prevalent in COPD patients than in healthy age-matched subjects, and to assess the main characteristics these patients present that contribute to impaired postural control.Methods: Five databases were searched with no dates or language limits. The MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and PEDro databases were searched using “balance”, “postural control”, and “COPD” as keywords. The search strategies were oriented and guided by a health science librarian and were performed on March 27, 2014. The studies included were those that evaluated postural control in COPD patients as their main outcome and scored more than five points on the PEDro scale. Studies supplied by the database search strategy were assessed independently by two blinded researchers.Results: A total of 484 manuscripts were found using the “balance in COPD or postural control in COPD” keywords. Forty-three manuscripts appeared more than once, and 397 did not evaluate postural control in COPD patients as the primary outcome. Thus, only 14 studies had postural control as their primary outcome. Our study

  2. Cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation improves adaptive postural control.

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    Poortvliet, Peter; Hsieh, Billie; Cresswell, Andrew; Au, Jacky; Meinzer, Marcus

    2018-01-01

    Rehabilitation interventions contribute to recovery of impaired postural control, but it remains a priority to optimize their effectiveness. A promising strategy may involve transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of brain areas involved in fine-tuning of motor adaptation. This study explored the effects of cerebellar tDCS (ctDCS) on postural recovery from disturbance by Achilles tendon vibration. Twenty-eight healthy volunteers participated in this sham-ctDCS controlled study. Standing blindfolded on a force platform, four trials were completed: 60 s quiet standing followed by 20 min active (anodal-tDCS, 1 mA, 20 min, N = 14) or sham-ctDCS (40 s, N = 14) tDCS; three quiet standing trials with 15 s of Achilles tendon vibration and 25 s of postural recovery. Postural steadiness was quantified as displacement, standard deviation and path derived from the center of pressure (COP). Baseline demographics and quiet standing postural steadiness, and backwards displacement during vibration were comparable between groups. However, active-tDCS significantly improved postural steadiness during vibration and reduced forward displacement and variability in COP derivatives during recovery. We demonstrate that ctDCS results in short-term improvement of postural adaptation in healthy individuals. Future studies need to investigate if multisession ctDCS combined with training or rehabilitation interventions can induce prolonged improvement of postural balance. Copyright © 2017 International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Practice of Contemporary Dance Promotes Stochastic Postural Control in Aging

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    Ferrufino, Lena; Bril, Blandine; Dietrich, Gilles; Nonaka, Tetsushi; Coubard, Olivier A.

    2011-01-01

    As society ages and the frequency of falls increases, counteracting gait and posture decline is a challenging issue for countries of the developed world. Previous studies have shown that exercise and hazard management help to improve balance and/or decrease the risks for falling in normal aging. Motor activity based on motor-skill learning, particularly dance, can also benefit balance and decreases falls with age. Recent studies have suggested that older dancers have better balance, posture, ...

  4. Development of anticipatory postural adjustments during locomotion in children.

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    Hirschfeld, H; Forssberg, H

    1992-08-01

    1. Anticipatory postural adjustments were studied in children (6-14 yr of age) walking on a treadmill while pulling a handle. Electromyographs (EMGs) and movements were recorded from the left arm and leg. 2. Postural activity in the leg muscles preceded voluntary arm muscle activity in all age groups, including the youngest children (6 yr of age). The latency to both leg and arm muscle activity, from a triggering audio signal, decreased with age. 3. In older children the latency to both voluntary and postural activity was influenced by the phase of the step cycle. The shortest latency to the first activated postural muscle occurred during single support phase in combination with a long latency to arm muscle activity. 4. In the youngest children, there was no phase-dependent modulation of the latency to the activation of the postural muscles. The voluntary activity was delayed during the beginning of the support phase resulting in a long delay between leg and arm muscle activity. 5. The postural muscle activation pattern was modified in a phase-dependent manner in all children. Lateral gastrocnemius (LG) and hamstring muscles (HAM) were activated during the early support phase, whereas tibialis anterior (TA) and quadriceps (Q) muscles were activated during the late support phase and during the swing phase. However, in the 6-yr-old children, LG was also activated in the swing phase. LG was activated before the HAM activity in the youngest children but after HAM in 14-yr-old children and adults. 6. The occurrence of LG activity in postural responses before heel strike suggests an immature (nonplantigrade) gating of postural activity.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

  5. Advantages and disadvantages of stiffness instructions when studying postural control.

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    Bonnet, Cédrick T

    2016-05-01

    To understand the maintenance of upright stance, researchers try to discover the fundamental mechanisms and attentional resources devoted to postural control and eventually to the performance of other tasks (e.g., counting in the head). During their studies, some researchers require participants to stand as steady as possible and other simply ask participants to stand naturally. Surprisingly, a clear and direct explanation of the usefulness of the steadiness requirement seems to be lacking, both in experimental and methodological discussions. Hence, the objective of the present note was to provide advantages and disadvantages of this steadiness requirement in studies of postural control. The advantages may be to study fundamental postural control, to eliminate useless postural variability, to control spurious body motions and to control the participants' thoughts. As disadvantages, this steadiness requirement only leads to study postural control in unnatural upright stance, it changes the focus of attention (internal vs. external) and the nature of postural control (unconscious vs. conscious), it increases the difficulty of a supposedly easy control task and it eliminates or reduces the opportunity to record exploratory behaviors. When looking carefully at the four advantages of the steadiness requirement, one can believe that they are, in fact, more disadvantageous than advantageous. Overall therefore, this requirement seems illegitimate and it is proposed that researchers should not use it in the study of postural control. They may use this requirement only if they search to know the limit until which participants can consciously reduce their postural sway. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Postural stability in subjects with anterior cruciate ligament injury

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    Kolář, Miroslav

    2011-01-01

    6 Abstract Title: Postural stability in subjects with anterior cruciate ligament injury. Objectives: The aim of this thesis was to find out if the postural stability is differed in subjects with anterior cruciate ligament injury and in the control group after the "4 steps - one leg stance" test had been performed. Methods: This study compared a group with anterior cruciate ligament injury and a control group on the basis of the "4 steps - one leg stance" test. Methods of comparison and analys...

  7. Increased dynamic regulation of postural tone through Alexander Technique training.

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    Cacciatore, T W; Gurfinkel, V S; Horak, F B; Cordo, P J; Ames, K E

    2011-02-01

    Gurfinkel and colleagues (2006) recently found that healthy adults dynamically modulate postural muscle tone in the body axis during anti-gravity postural maintenance and that this modulation is inversely correlated with axial stiffness. Our objective in the present study was to investigate whether dynamic modulation of axial postural tone can change through training. We examined whether teachers of the Alexander Technique (AT), who undergo "long-term" (3-year) training, have greater modulation of axial postural tone than matched control subjects. In addition, we performed a longitudinal study on the effect of "short-term" (10-week) AT training on the axial postural tone of individuals with low back pain (LBP), since short term AT training has previously been shown to reduce LBP. Axial postural tone was quantified by measuring the resistance of the neck, trunk and hips to small (±10°), slow (1°/s) torsional rotation during stance. Modulation of tone was determined by the torsional resistance to rotation (peak-to-peak, phase-advance, and variability of torque) and axial muscle activity (EMG). Peak-to-peak torque was lower (∼50%), while phase-advance and cycle-to-cycle variability were enhanced for AT teachers compared to matched control subjects at all levels of the axis. In addition, LBP subjects decreased trunk and hip stiffness following short-term AT training compared to a control intervention. While changes in static levels of postural tone may have contributed to the reduced stiffness observed with the AT, our results suggest that dynamic modulation of postural tone can be enhanced through long-term training in the AT, which may constitute an important direction for therapeutic intervention. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Association between temporomandibular disorders and abnormal head postures

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    Evandro Francisco FAULIN

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examines the possible correlation between the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD and different head postures in the frontal and sagittal planes using photographs of undergraduate students in the School of Dentistry at the Universidade de Brasília - UnB, Brazil. In this nonrandomized, cross-sectional study, the diagnoses of TMD were made with the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC/TMD axis I. The craniovertebral angle was used to evaluate forward head posture in the sagittal plane, and the interpupillary line was used to measure head tilt in the frontal plane. The measurements to evaluate head posture were made using the Software for the Assessment of Posture (SAPO. Students were divided into two study groups, based on the presence or absence of TMD. The study group comprised 46 students and the control group comprised 80 students. Data about head posture and TMD were analyzed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 13. Most cases of TMD were classified as degenerative processes (group III, followed by disk displacement (group II and muscle disorders (group I. There was no sex predominance for the type of disorder. No association was found between prevalence rates for head postures in the frontal plane and the occurrence of TMD. The same result was found for the association of TMD diagnosis with craniovertebral angle among men and women, and the group that contained both men and women. Abnormal head postures were common among individuals both with and without TMD. No association was found between head posture evaluated in the frontal and sagittal planes and TMD diagnosis with the use of RDC/TMD.

  9. Postural Balance in Women with Osteoporosis and Effective Factors

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    Duygu Ünlüsoy; Ece Aydoğ; İhsan Ünlüsoy

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The most common cause of mortality and morbidity among osteoporotic individuals is bone fracture which in many cases is a direct result of falls. Individual factors contributing to the risk of fall are poor postural balance and lack of muscle strength. Our aims were to assess postural dynamic balance in osteoporotic women and to describe the effective factors on the balance performance. Methods: Twenty osteoporotic women with kyphosis, 50 osteoporotic women without kyph...

  10. Spinal curvature and characteristics of postural change in pregnant women.

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    Okanishi, Natsuko; Kito, Nobuhiro; Akiyama, Mitoshi; Yamamoto, Masako

    2012-07-01

    Pregnant women often report complaints due to physiological and postural changes. Postural changes during pregnancy may cause low back pain and pelvic girdle pain. This study aimed to compare the characteristics of postural changes in pregnant compared with non-pregnant women. Prospective case-control study. Pregnancy care center. Fifteen women at 17-34 weeks pregnancy comprised the study group, while 10 non-pregnant female volunteers comprised the control group. Standing posture was evaluated in the sagittal plane with static digital pictures. Two angles were measured by image analysis software: (1) between the trunk and pelvis; and (2) between the trunk and lower extremity. Spinal curvature was measured with Spinal Mouse® to calculate the means of sacral inclination, thoracic and lumbar curvature and inclination. The principal components were calculated until eigenvalues surpassed 1. Three distinct factors with eigenvalues of 1.00-2.49 were identified, consistent with lumbosacral spinal curvature and inclination, thoracic spine curvature, and inclination of the body. These factors accounted for 77.2% of the total variance in posture variables. Eleven pregnant women showed postural characteristics of lumbar kyphosis and sacral posterior inclination. Body inclination showed a variety of patterns compared with those in healthy women. Spinal curvature demonstrated a tendency for lumbar kyphosis in pregnant women. Pregnancy may cause changes in spinal curvature and posture, which may in turn lead to relevant symptoms. Our data provide a basis for investigating the effects of spinal curvature and postural changes on symptoms during pregnancy. © 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  11. The effect of exercise on the cardio-postural relationship

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    Bruner, Michelle

    2012-01-01

    Syncope is common in individuals who experience orthostatic hypotension which is often associated with cardiovascular conditions, brain injuries, and ageing. A bi-directional link between the cardiovascular and postural control systems was recently identified, and may provide insight into syncope and orthostatic hypotension. This thesis examined the inter-dependent relationship between cardiovascular and postural controls before and after light exercise to induce mild orthostatic stress. It w...

  12. Barnacle Geese Achieve Significant Energetic Savings by Changing Posture

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    Tickle, Peter G.; Nudds, Robert L.; Codd, Jonathan R.

    2012-01-01

    Here we report the resting metabolic rate in barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) and provide evidence for the significant energetic effect of posture. Under laboratory conditions flow-through respirometry together with synchronous recording of behaviour enabled a calculation of how metabolic rate varies with posture. Our principal finding is that standing bipedally incurs a 25% increase in metabolic rate compared to birds sitting on the ground. In addition to the expected decrease in energy con...

  13. Effects of affective picture viewing on postural control

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    Stins, John F; Beek, Peter J

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background Emotion theory holds that unpleasant events prime withdrawal actions, whereas pleasant events prime approach actions. Recent studies have suggested that passive viewing of emotion eliciting images results in postural adjustments, which become manifest as changes in body center of pressure (COP) trajectories. From those studies it appears that posture is modulated most when viewing pictures with negative valence. The present experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis t...

  14. La moneda como ofrenda en los manantiales

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    Manuel Abad Varela

    1992-01-01

    Full Text Available A la vista de como se han producido la mayoría de los hallazgos analizados y según se desprende de las fuentes escritas, diríamos que en la península ibérica y sobre todo en la parte Occidental se realizaron en la Antigüedad ofrendas monetales a divinidades de las aguas y fundamentalmente, por las referencias que tenemos, a las divinidades de las fuentes termales. Únicamente nos queda la duda de si la fuente de Peña Cutral en Retortillo (Reinosa, Santander es termal o no, pues si no lo fuese sería el único hallazgo dentro de una fuente no termal. Se podría entender, con ciertos reparos en algún caso, que también se hicieron arrojándolas al curso de los ríos, depositándolas en la orilla y lanzándolas a las charcas o pantanos. Por otro lado, las monedas que se han encontrado en las fuentes, en contraposición con las recogidas en los ríos, suelen estar en muy mala conservación, hasta el punto de que muchas se desintegran en las manos al estar muy atacadas por los ácidos. A juzgar por algunos de los hallazgos, se podría creer que las ofrendas más valiosas se procuró depositarlas en lugares seguros o resguardados, como es el caso de la Hermida, de la Fuente de El Sarso, del Balneario de Fortuna y podríamos recordar también el hallazgo del conocido depósito de Oñate. De acuerdo con la cronología de las monedas y según sus resultados estadísticos, la costumbre o rito de depositar o arrojar «stips» a las aguas, principalmente termales, se practicó en la península Ibérica más intensamente entre los siglos i a. C. al ii d. C. Este período coincide con el momento que más estuvo en boga el uso de las aguas termales, a juzgar por lo que se trató el tema en las fuentes escritas. Al mismo tiempo que se percibe esta moda en la vida diaria, pues Suetonio nos dice que Augusto, a pesar de que por su naturaleza enfermiza no abusaba de los baños, sin embargo, cuando necesitaba templar los nervios tomaba baños de mar o las

  15. FATIGUE AND FAULTY POSTURE CONNECTION AMONG CHILDREN, DIAGNOSED WITH DYSARTHRIA

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    Andrejeva Julija

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    Full Text Available Purpose : To analyze spastic dysarthria form in children population dependency of fatigue and faulty posture relationship. Methods: Research performed with the permission of the bioethics committee (RE-BK-063. The Dutch Fatigue Scale (DUFS. Posture in standing was assessed by Hoeger and Kendall. Research subjects n=40. n=20 children diagnosed with spastic dysarthria and n=20 of children without dysarthria. Their age was 10±2.1years. Boys were n=20 and girls - n=20.Results were statistically significant at p<0.05. Microsoft Office 2013, Excel package were used to count a research results. Results: For children with dysarthria fatigue level is more significant that for children without dysarthria; results were statistically significant, p<0.05. Posture disorder for children with dysarthria was statistically significant higher than among children without dysarthria, p<0.05. Conclusions: For children with dysarthria fatigue level is higher than for healthy children, thus for the girls fatigue level is higher than for the boys. Spastic form dysarthria has an impact to a child posture, by creating a direct dependency between posture deformation and skeletal muscle system disease, which decreases muscle power and increasing fatigue for a child. To correct faulty posture thus to decrease fatigue the tight collaboration needed between rehabilitation team members.

  16. Fatigue and faulty posture connection among children, diagnosed with dysarthria

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    Julija Andrejeva

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    Full Text Available Purpose : To analyze spastic dysarthria form in children population dependency of fatigue and faulty posture relationship. Methods: Research performed with the permission of the bioethics committee (RE-BK-063. The Dutch Fatigue Scale (DUFS. Posture in standing was assessed by Hoeger and Kendall. Research subjects n=40. n=20 children diagnosed with spastic dysarthria and n=20 of children without dysarthria. Their age was 10±2.1years. Boys were n=20 and girls - n=20.Results were statistically significant at p<0.05. Microsoft Office 2013, Excel package were used to count a research results. Results: For children with dysarthria fatigue level is more significant that for children without dysarthria; results were statistically significant, p<0.05. Posture disorder for children with dysarthria was statistically significant higher than among children without dysarthria, p<0.05. Conclusions: For children with dysarthria fatigue level is higher than for healthy children, thus for the girls fatigue level is higher than for the boys. Spastic form dysarthria has an impact to a child posture, by creating a direct dependency between posture deformation and skeletal muscle system disease, which decreases muscle power and increasing fatigue for a child. To correct faulty posture thus to decrease fatigue the tight collaboration needed between rehabilitation team members.

  17. Otolith and Vertical Canal Contributions to Dynamic Postural Control

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    Black, F. Owen

    1999-01-01

    The objective of this project is to determine: 1) how do normal subjects adjust postural movements in response to changing or altered otolith input, for example, due to aging? and 2) how do patients adapt postural control after altered unilateral or bilateral vestibular sensory inputs such as ablative inner ear surgery or ototoxicity, respectively? The following hypotheses are under investigation: 1) selective alteration of otolith input or abnormalities of otolith receptor function will result in distinctive spatial, frequency, and temporal patterns of head movements and body postural sway dynamics. 2) subjects with reduced, altered, or absent vertical semicircular canal receptor sensitivity but normal otolith receptor function or vice versa, should show predictable alterations of body and head movement strategies essential for the control of postural sway and movement. The effect of altered postural movement control upon compensation and/or adaptation will be determined. These experiments provide data for the development of computational models of postural control in normals, vestibular deficient subjects and normal humans exposed to unusual force environments, including orbital space flight.

  18. Is there a relationship between head posture and craniomandibular pain?

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    Visscher, C M; De Boer, W; Lobbezoo, F; Habets, L L M H; Naeije, M

    2002-11-01

    An often-suggested factor in the aetiology of craniomandibular disorders (CMD) is an anteroposition of the head. However, the results of clinical studies to the relationship between CMD and head posture are contradictory. Therefore, the first aim of this study was to determine differences in head posture between well-defined CMD pain patients with or without a painful cervical spine disorder and healthy controls. The second aim was to determine differences in head posture between myogenous and arthrogenous CMD pain patients and controls. Two hundred and fifty persons entered the study. From each person, a standardized oral history was taken and blind physical examinations of the masticatory system and of the neck were performed. The participants were only included into one of the subgroups when the presence or absence of their symptoms was confirmed by the results of the physical examination. Head posture was quantified using lateral photographs and a lateral radiograph of the head and the cervical spine. After correction for age and gender effects, no difference in head posture was found between any of the patient and non-patient groups (P > 0.27). Therefore, this study does not support the suggestion that painful craniomandibular disorders, with or without a painful cervical spine disorder, are related to head posture.

  19. The relationship between the stomatognathic system and body posture

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    Antonino Cuccia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent years, many researchers have investigated the various factors that can influence body posture: mood states, anxiety, head and neck positions, oral functions (respiration, swallowing, oculomotor and visual systems, and the inner ear. Recent studies indicate a role for trigeminal afferents on body posture, but this has not yet been demonstrated conclusively. The present study aims to review the papers that have shown a relationship between the stomatognathic system and body posture. These studies suggest that tension in the stomatognathic system can contribute to impaired neural control of posture. Numerous anatomical connections between the stomatognathic system's proprioceptive inputs and nervous structures are implicated in posture (cerebellum, vestibular and oculomotor nuclei, superior colliculus. If the proprioceptive information of the stomatognathic system is inaccurate, then head control and body position may be affected. In addition, the present review discusses the role the myofascial system plays in posture. If confirmed by further research, these considerations can improve our understanding and treatment of muscular-skeletal disorders that are associated with temporomandibular joint disorders, occlusal changes, and tooth loss.

  20. The Relationship Between the Stomatognathic System and Body Posture

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    Cuccia, Antonino; Caradonna, Carola

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, many researchers have investigated the various factors that can influence body posture: mood states, anxiety, head and neck positions, oral functions (respiration, swallowing), oculomotor and visual systems, and the inner ear. Recent studies indicate a role for trigeminal afferents on body posture, but this has not yet been demonstrated conclusively. The present study aims to review the papers that have shown a relationship between the stomatognathic system and body posture. These studies suggest that tension in the stomatognathic system can contribute to impaired neural control of posture. Numerous anatomical connections between the stomatognathic system’s proprioceptive inputs and nervous structures are implicated in posture (cerebellum, vestibular and oculomotor nuclei, superior colliculus). If the proprioceptive information of the stomatognathic system is inaccurate, then head control and body position may be affected. In addition, the present review discusses the role the myofascial system plays in posture. If confirmed by further research, these considerations can improve our understanding and treatment of muscular-skeletal disorders that are associated with temporomandibular joint disorders, occlusal changes, and tooth loss. PMID:19142553

  1. Posture and low back pain during pregnancy - 3D study.

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    Glinkowski, Wojciech M; Tomasik, Paweł; Walesiak, Katarzyna; Głuszak, Michał; Krawczak, Karolina; Michoński, Jakub; Czyżewska, Anna; Żukowska, Agnieszka; Sitnik, Robert; Wielgoś, Mirosław

    2016-01-01

    Back pain is a common complaint of pregnant women. The posture, curvatures of the spine and the center of gravity changes are considered as the mechanisms leading to pain. The study aimed to assess spinal curvatures and static postural characteristics with three-dimensional surface topography and search for relationships with the occurrence of back pain complaints among pregnant women. The study was conducted from December 2012 to February 2014. Patients referred from University Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics were examined outpatient at the Posture Study Unit of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Sixty-five women at 4-39 weeks of pregnancy were assessed and surveyed with Oswestry Disability Index; posture was evaluated using surface topography. The study confirmed that difficulties in sitting and standing are significant in the third trimester of the pregnancy. The overall tendency for significant lumbar curvature changes in pregnant women was not confirmed. Major changes in sagittal trunk inclination in relation to the plumb line were not observed in the study group. The issue regarding how the pregnancy causes changes in spinal curvature and posture remains open for further studies. Presented method of 3D surface topography can reveal postural changes, but that requires several exams of each subject and strict follow-up of the series of cases.

  2. Use of Video Analysis System for Working Posture Evaluations

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    McKay, Timothy D.; Whitmore, Mihriban

    1994-01-01

    In a work environment, it is important to identify and quantify the relationship among work activities, working posture, and workplace design. Working posture may impact the physical comfort and well-being of individuals, as well as performance. The Posture Video Analysis Tool (PVAT) is an interactive menu and button driven software prototype written in Supercard (trademark). Human Factors analysts are provided with a predefined set of options typically associated with postural assessments and human performance issues. Once options have been selected, the program is used to evaluate working posture and dynamic tasks from video footage. PVAT has been used to evaluate postures from Orbiter missions, as well as from experimental testing of prototype glove box designs. PVAT can be used for video analysis in a number of industries, with little or no modification. It can contribute to various aspects of workplace design such as training, task allocations, procedural analyses, and hardware usability evaluations. The major advantage of the video analysis approach is the ability to gather data, non-intrusively, in restricted-access environments, such as emergency and operation rooms, contaminated areas, and control rooms. Video analysis also provides the opportunity to conduct preliminary evaluations of existing work areas.

  3. Do older adults perceive postural constraints for reach estimation?

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    Cordova, Alberto; Gabbard, Carl

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND/STUDY CONTEXT: Recent evidence indicates that older persons have difficulty mentally representing intended movements. Furthermore, in an estimation of reach paradigm using motor imagery, a form of mental representation, older persons significantly overestimated their ability compared with young adults. The authors tested the notion that older adults may also have difficulty perceiving the postural constraints associated with reach estimation. The authors compared young (Mage = 22 years) and older (Mage = 67) adults on reach estimation while seated and in a more postural demanding standing and leaning forward position. The expectation was a significant postural effect with the standing condition, as evidenced by reduced overestimation. Whereas there was no difference between groups in the seated condition (both overestimated), older adults underestimated whereas the younger group once again overestimated in the standing condition. From one perspective, these results show that older adults do perceive postural constraints in light of their own physical capabilities. That is, that group perceived greater postural demands with the standing posture and elected to program a more conservative strategy, resulting in underestimation.

  4. Relationship between static foot posture and foot mobility

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    McPoil Thomas G

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background It is not uncommon for a person's foot posture and/or mobility to be assessed during a clinical examination. The exact relationship, however, between static posture and mobility is not known. Objective The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of association between static foot posture and mobility. Method The static foot posture and foot mobility of 203 healthy individuals was assessed and then analyzed to determine if low arched or "pronated" feet are more mobile than high arched or "supinated" feet. Results The study demonstrated that those individuals with a lower standing dorsal arch height and/or a wider standing midfoot width had greater mobility in their foot. In addition, those individuals with higher Foot Posture Index (FPI values demonstrated greater mobility and those with lower FPI values demonstrated less mobility. Finally, the amount of foot mobility that an individual has can be predicted reasonably well using either a 3 or 4 variable linear regression model. Conclusions Because of the relationship between static foot posture and mobility, it is recommended that both be assessed as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a individual with foot problems.

  5. Effects of Levodopa on Postural Strategies in Parkinson's disease.

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    Baston, Chiara; Mancini, Martina; Rocchi, Laura; Horak, Fay

    2016-05-01

    Altered postural control and balance are major disabling issues of Parkinson's disease (PD). Static and dynamic posturography have provided insight into PD's postural deficits; however, little is known about impairments in postural coordination. We hypothesized that subjects with PD would show more ankle strategy during quiet stance than healthy control subjects, who would include some hip strategy, and this stiffer postural strategy would increase with disease progression. We quantified postural strategy and sway dispersion with inertial sensors (one placed on the shank and one on the posterior trunk at L5 level) while subjects were standing still with their eyes open. A total of 70 subjects with PD, including a mild group (H&Y≤2, N=33) and a more severe group (H&Y≥3, N=37), were assessed while OFF and while ON levodopa medication. We also included a healthy control group (N=21). Results showed an overall preference of ankle strategy in all groups while maintaining balance. Postural strategy was significantly lower ON compared to OFF medication (indicating more hip strategy), but no effect of disease stage was found. Instead, sway dispersion was significantly larger in ON compared to OFF medication, and significantly larger in the more severe PD group compared to the mild. In addition, increased hip strategy during stance was associated with poorer self-perception of balance. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  6. Postural changes in dental hygienists. Four-year longitudinal study.

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    Barry, R M; Woodall, W R; Mahan, J M

    1992-01-01

    Numerous surveys identify the occurrence of musculoskeletal complaints as a concern in dentistry. However, no longitudinal data exist to indicate whether postural changes occur as a result of practicing dental hygiene. The purpose of this preliminary, four-year longitudinal study was to investigate whether any postural changes developed during the hygienists' clinical education and/or during subsequent dental hygiene practice after one and/or two years. It was anticipated that the awkward positions and intense physical demands placed on hygienists might initiate musculoskeletal problems, but that no postural changes would occur over this short period of time. Nine of 10 dental hygienists in the graduating class of 1987 were surveyed for existing musculoskeletal complaints, and the subjects were photographed for a measurement of postural change. Responses from participants indicated an increase in musculoskeletal-related complaints in each of the six areas investigated. The photographic findings indicated that one of the nine hygienists showed an increase in forward head posture, a postural change.

  7. Quantitative Postural Analysis of Children With Congenital Visual Impairment.

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    de Pádua, Michelle; Sauer, Juliana F; João, Silvia M A

    2018-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the postural alignment of children with visual impairment with that of children without visual impairment. The sample studied was 74 children of both sexes ages 5 to 12 years. Of these, 34 had visual impairment and 40 were control children. Digital photos from the standing position were used to analyze posture. Postural variables, such as tilt of the head, shoulder position, scapula position, lateral deviation of the spine, ankle position in the frontal plane and head posture, angle of thoracic kyphosis, angle of lumbar lordosis, pelvis position, and knee position in the frontal and sagittal planes, were measured with the Postural Assessment Software 0.63, version 36 (SAPO, São Paulo, Brazil), with markers placed in predetermined bony landmarks. The main results of this study showed that children with visual impairment have increased head tilt (P Visual impairment influences postural alignment. Children with visual impairment had increased head tilt, uneven shoulders, greater lateral deviation of the spine, thoracic kyphosis, lower lumbar lordosis, and more severe valgus deformities on knees. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  8. Referencias: mayo de 1964

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    Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico Banco de la República

    1964-05-01

    Full Text Available Don Isidoro Laverde Amaya desempeñó en el campo de la inteligencia todos los oficios imaginables, desde el relato histórico hasta la crítica literaria, pasando por la poesía, la biografía, el teatro, el cuento y el periodismo.

  9. Arte, creatividad y aprendizaje. La imaginación como vehículo de la movilidad interior: duelo y simbolización artística

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    María Regina Monroy Solís

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    Full Text Available El trabajo con los jóvenes estudiantes que acuden a nuestras universidades requiere de una profunda reflexión sobre la condición y la identidad de la docencia, actividad excepcional y valiosa que tiene como objetivo el poder compartir el conocimiento y su construcción como herramienta de libertad, de trabajo y de creación. Las referencias teóricas, usadas en este trabajo como punto de partida para la comprensión de los fenómenos creativos y de la construcción artística, tienen que ver con la experiencia del creador de la obra artística, a través de los significados vinculados a los elementos afectivos e intelectuales que han sido sintetizados en ella para el entendimiento del proceso artístico; en este sentido, el potencial creativo está estrechamente relacionado con la capacidad de introspección y con la reflexión sobre nuestro devenir histórico, para saber hacia dónde vamos y para el fortalecimiento del yo como elemento de conciencia. Del estudio de estas interconexiones entre la experiencia artística y el conocimiento psicoanalítico, surge la imaginación como un elemento de construcción de la creatividad. La otra referencia teórica pertenece al campo del psicoanálisis, ya que su contribución al estudio de la identidad y de la vida afectiva de los individuos proporciona fundamentos que clarifican el entendimiento del arte y la creación como expresión de las emociones, a partir del inconsciente como una realidad viva e individual.

  10. A New Standing Posture Detector to Enable People with Multiple Disabilities to Control Environmental Stimulation by Changing Their Standing Posture through a Commercial Wii Balance Board

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    Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Shih, Ching-Tien; Chiang, Ming-Shan

    2010-01-01

    This study assessed whether two persons with multiple disabilities would be able to control environmental stimulation using body swing (changing standing posture) and a Wii Balance Board with a newly developed standing posture detection program (i.e. a new software program turns a Wii Balance Board into a precise standing posture detector). The…

  11. Two aspects of feedforward postural control: anticipatory postural adjustments and anticipatory synergy adjustments.

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    Klous, Miriam; Mikulic, Pavle; Latash, Mark L

    2011-05-01

    We used the framework of the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis to explore the relations between anticipatory synergy adjustments (ASAs) and anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) during feedforward control of vertical posture. ASAs represent a drop in the index of a multimuscle-mode synergy stabilizing the coordinate of the center of pressure in preparation to an action. ASAs reflect early changes of an index of covariation among variables reflecting muscle activation, whereas APAs reflect early changes in muscle activation levels averaged across trials. The assumed purpose of ASAs is to modify stability of performance variables, whereas the purpose of APAs is to change magnitudes of those variables. We hypothesized that ASAs would be seen before APAs and that this finding would be consistent with regard to the muscle-mode composition defined on the basis of different tasks and phases of action. Subjects performed a voluntary body sway task and a quick, bilateral shoulder flexion task under self-paced and reaction time conditions. Surface muscle activity of 12 leg and trunk muscles was analyzed to identify sets of 4 muscle modes for each task and for different phases within the shoulder flexion task. Variance components in the muscle-mode space and indexes of multimuscle-mode synergy stabilizing shift of the center of pressure were computed. ASAs were seen ∼ 100-150 ms prior to the task initiation, before APAs. The results were consistent with respect to different sets of muscle modes defined over the two tasks and different shoulder flexion phases. We conclude that the preparation for a self-triggered postural perturbation is associated with two types of anticipatory adjustments, ASAs and APAs. They reflect different feedforward processes within the hypothetical hierarchical control scheme, resulting in changes in patterns of covariation of elemental variables and in their patterns averaged across trials, respectively. The results show that synergies quantified

  12. Activation timing of postural muscles of lower legs and prediction of postural disturbance during bilateral arm flexion in older adults.

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    Yaguchi, Chie; Fujiwara, Katsuo; Kiyota, Naoe

    2017-12-22

    Activation timings of postural muscles of lower legs and prediction of postural disturbance were investigated in young and older adults during bilateral arm flexion in a self-timing task and an oddball task with different probabilities of target presentation. Arm flexion was started from a standing posture with hands suspended 10 cm below the horizontal level in front of the body, in which postural control focused on the ankles is important. Fourteen young and 14 older adults raised the arms in response to the target sound signal. Three task conditions were used: 15 and 45% probabilities of the target in the oddball task and self-timing. Analysis items were activation timing of postural muscles (erector spinae, biceps femoris, and gastrocnemius) with respect to the anterior deltoid (AD), and latency and amplitude of the P300 component of event-related brain potential. For young adults, all postural muscles were activated significantly earlier than AD under each condition, and time of preceding gastrocnemius activation was significantly longer in the order of the self-timing, 45 and 15% conditions. P300 latency was significantly shorter, and P300 amplitude was significantly smaller under the 45% condition than under the 15% condition. For older adults, although all postural muscles, including gastrocnemius, were activated significantly earlier than AD in the self-timing condition, only activation timing of gastrocnemius was not significantly earlier than that of AD in oddball tasks, regardless of target probability. No significant differences were found between 15 and 45% conditions in onset times of all postural muscles, and latency and amplitude of P300. These results suggest that during arm movement, young adults can achieve sufficient postural preparation in proportion to the probability of target presentation in the oddball task. Older adults can achieve postural control using ankle joints in the self-timing task. However, in the oddball task, older adults

  13. Avaliação postural em mulheres com dor pélvica crônica Postural evaluation in women with chronic pelvic pain

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    Renata Miranda

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar por meio da fotogrametria as alterações posturais de mulheres com dor pélvica crônica. MÉTODOS: foram avaliadas 30 mulheres com queixa de dor pélvica crônica e 37 sem essa queixa, totalizando 67 mulheres. A avaliação constituiu de anamnese, colocação de marcadores fixos em pontos anatômicos definidos e obtenção de fotografias em vista frontal, posterior, lateral esquerda e direita. A análise das fotos foi realizada com o software CorelDraw®, versão 11.0. Foram identificados valores para as variáveis de análise postural de tornozelo, joelho no plano sagital, pelve, lordose lombar, cifose torácica, escápula aduzida/abduzida, ombros, cabeça e teste do terceiro dedo ao chão. As variáveis qualitativas estudadas foram joelho (varo, valgo ou normal, presença ou não de escápula alada e de nivelamento de ombros. Para as análises estatísticas utilizamos o Statistical Package for Social Sciences, versão 16.0. Para a comparação entre as variáveis qualitativas foi utilizado o teste exato de Fisher e método de Monte-Carlo e, para a comparação de dados quantitativos foi utilizado o teste t ou o de Mann-Whitney. As comparações entre os dados contínuos corrigidos para possíveis variáveis de confusão foram feitas pela análise de covariância univariada. O nível de significância foi estabelecido como 0,05 ou 5%. RESULTADOS: foi observada diferença significante entre casos e controles para cabeça protusa (47,5 e 52,0º, respectivamente; pOBJECTIVE: to evaluate by photogrammetry, postural changes in women with chronic pelvic pain. METHODS: thirty women with complaint of chronic pelvic pain and 37 without it, in a total of 67 women, were evaluated. The evaluation was realized through anamnesis, fixed markers in defined anatomical sites, and frontal, posterior, left and right lateral photographies. Photo analysis has been done by the software CorelDraw®, version 11.0. Quantitative values for postural

  14. Effects of disease severity and medication state on postural control asymmetry during challenging postural tasks in individuals with Parkinson's disease.

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    Barbieri, Fabio A; Polastri, Paula F; Baptista, André M; Lirani-Silva, Ellen; Simieli, Lucas; Orcioli-Silva, Diego; Beretta, Victor S; Gobbi, Lilian T B

    2016-04-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of disease severity and medication state on postural control asymmetry during challenging tasks in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Nineteen people with PD and 11 neurologically healthy individuals performed three standing task conditions: bipedal standing, tandem and unipedal adapted standing; the individuals with PD performed the tasks in ON and OFF medication state. The participants with PD were distributed into 2 groups according to disease severity: unilateral group (n=8) and bilateral group (n=11). The two PD groups performed the evaluations both under and without the medication. Two force plates were used to analyze the posture. The symmetric index was calculated for various of center of pressure. ANOVA one-way (groups) and two-way (PD groups×medication), with repeated measures for medication, were calculated. For main effects of group, the bilateral group was more asymmetric than CG. For main effects of medication, only unipedal adapted standing presented effects of PD medication. There was PD groups×medication interaction. Under the effects of medication, the unilateral group presented lower asymmetry of RMS in anterior-posterior direction and area than the bilateral group in unipedal adapted standing. In addition, the unilateral group presented lower asymmetry of mean velocity, RMS in anterior-posterior direction and area in unipedal standing and area in tandem adapted standing after a medication dose. Postural control asymmetry during challenging postural tasks was dependent on disease severity and medication state in people with PD. The bilateral group presented higher postural control asymmetry than the control and unilateral groups in challenging postural tasks. Finally, the medication dose was able to reduce postural control asymmetry in the unilateral group during challenging postural tasks. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. A importância da avaliação postural no paciente com disfunção da articulação temporomandibular The importance of the postural evaluation in patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction

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    Daniela Vieira Amantéa

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available O equilíbrio do corpo bem como os movimentos da cabeça são originados pelo posicionamento do crânio sobre a região cervical determinando assim a postura do indivíduo. Estando a articulação temporomandibular (ATM diretamente relacionada com a região cervical e escapular através de um sistema neuromuscular comum, alterações posturais da coluna cervical podem acarretar em distúrbios na ATM e vice-versa. O número crescente de pacientes com disfunção da articulação temporomandibular (DTM que apresentavam alterações posturais levou ao desenvolvimento de estudos que procuram demonstrar suas relações. Este trabalho propôs-se realizar uma revisão de literatura que demonstre a relação entre má postura e DTM. Salienta ainda a necessidade de uma equipe multidisciplinar, formada pelo médico ortopedista, o cirurgião dentista e o fisioterapeuta, para realizarem juntos o diagnóstico e o tratamento de tais alterações.The position of the head over the neck determines the posture of the body and is responsible for the body balance and head movements. The temporomandibular joint (TMA is directly related to the cervical and the scapular region by a common neuromuscular system. Changes in the cervical spine can cause lead to TMA disorders and contra wise. The increasing number of patients with TMA disorders who also had postural disorders led to the development of studies to evaluate their interactions. The present study aimed to review the papers that have shown a relationship between wrong posture and TMA disorders. It emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary team formed by an orthopedist, dental surgeon, and physiotherapist in the diagnosis and treatment of TMA disorders and wrong posture.

  16. Postural Stability of Patients with Schizophrenia during Challenging Sensory Conditions: Implication of Sensory Integration for Postural Control.

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    Teng, Ya-Ling; Chen, Chiung-Ling; Lou, Shu-Zon; Wang, Wei-Tsan; Wu, Jui-Yen; Ma, Hui-Ing; Chen, Vincent Chin-Hung

    2016-01-01

    Postural dysfunctions are prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and affect their daily life and ability to work. In addition, sensory functions and sensory integration that are crucial for postural control are also compromised. This study intended to examine how patients with schizophrenia coordinate multiple sensory systems to maintain postural stability in dynamic sensory conditions. Twenty-nine patients with schizophrenia and 32 control subjects were recruited. Postural stability of the participants was examined in six sensory conditions of different level of congruency of multiple sensory information, which was based on combinations of correct, removed, or conflicting sensory inputs from visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems. The excursion of the center of pressure was measured by posturography. Equilibrium scores were derived to indicate the range of anterior-posterior (AP) postural sway, and sensory ratios were calculated to explore ability to use sensory information to maintain balance. The overall AP postural sway was significantly larger for patients with schizophrenia compared to the controls [patients (69.62±8.99); controls (76.53±7.47); t1,59 = -3.28, pmaintain balance compared to the controls.

  17. El gobierno del caballo montado en la antigüedad clásica con especial referencia al caso de Iberia. Bocados, espuelas y la cuestión de la silla de montar, estribos y herraduras

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    Quesada Sanz, Fernando

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    Full Text Available We examine the different elements of the horse’s tack in Antiquity: bits, spurs, saddle, stirrups and the problem of horseshoes, with special reference to the case of Iberia.

    Se analizan los elementos de control del caballo montado en la Antigüedad: bocados, espuelas, silla y estribos, y se hace referencia al problema de las herraduras, todo ello con especial referencia al caso de la antigua Iberia.

  18. [Changes in intraocular pressure depending on posture].

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    Barac, Ramona; Pop, Monica; Tătaru, C; Gheorghe, A; Bădescu, Silvia; Stanciu, Maria; Burcea, M

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    Glaucoma is an important eye disease that, left untreated, causes irreversible blindness by affecting optic nerve threads. Decreasing intraocular pressure and maintaining it at a low level throughout the day is one of the objectives of antiglaucoma therapy. This is a prospective study conducted on a sample of 80 patients who presented at "Emergency Eye Hospital" Bucharest between 1st of December 2013 30th of July 2014. Patients were divided into two groups: 40 patients with glaucoma and 40 patients without glaucoma (control group). THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: To determine changes in intraocular pressure that may occur depending on body posture and the correlations between changes in intraocular pressure and glaucoma, obesity, hypertension. These IOP changes may be important in the progression of glaucoma regarding that one third of our time is spent on supine position during night. RESULTS AND CONCLUZIONS: IOP varies from sitting down to supine position. IOP increases in supine in most patients (with or without glaucoma) with an average of 1.25 mmHg. The increase among patients with glaucoma is higher (1.67 mmHg) compared to those without glaucoma (0.82 mmHg). In patients with hypertension and glaucoma, IOP increased with 2.62 mmHg. In patients with hypertension and obesity IOP increased with 2.5 mmHg.

  19. Influence of Sensory Dependence on Postural Control

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    Santana, Patricia A.; Mulavara, Ajitkumar P.; Fiedler, Matthew J.

    2011-01-01

    The current project is part of an NSBRI funded project, "Development of Countermeasures to Aid Functional Egress from the Crew Exploration Vehicle Following Long-Duration Spaceflight." The development of this countermeasure is based on the use of imperceptible levels of electrical stimulation to the balance organs of the inner ear to assist and enhance the response of a person s sensorimotor function. These countermeasures could be used to increase an astronaut s re-adaptation rate to Earth s gravity following long-duration space flight. The focus of my project is to evaluate and examine the correlation of sensory preferences for vision and vestibular systems. Disruption of the sensorimotor functions following space flight affects posture, locomotion and spatial orientation tasks in astronauts. The Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT), the Rod and Frame Test (RFT) and the Computerized Dynamic Posturography Test (CDP) are measurements used to examine subjects visual and vestibular sensory preferences. The analysis of data from these tasks will assist in relating the visual dependence measures recognized in the GEFT and RFT with vestibular dependence measures recognized in the stability measures obtained during CDP. Studying the impact of sensory dependence on the performance in varied tasks will help in the development of targeted countermeasures to help astronauts readapt to gravitational changes after long duration space flight.

  20. Neuromuscular dentistry: Occlusal diseases and posture.

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    Khan, Mohd Toseef; Verma, Sanjeev Kumar; Maheshwari, Sandhya; Zahid, Syed Naved; Chaudhary, Prabhat K

    2013-01-01

    Neuromuscular dentistry has been a controversial topic in the field of dentistry and still remains debatable. The issue of good occlusion and sound health has been repeatedly discussed. Sometimes we get complains of sensitive teeth and sometimes of tired facial muscles on getting up in the morning. Owing to the intimate relation of masticatory apparatus with the cranium and cervico-scapular muscular system, the disorders in any system, draw attention from concerned clinicians involved in management, to develop an integrated treatment protocol for the suffering patients. There may be patients reporting to the dental clinics after an occlusal restoration or extraction, having pain in or around the temporomandibular joint, headache or neck pain. Although their esthetic demands must not be undermined during the course of treatment plan, whenever dental treatment of any sort is planned, occlusion/bite should be given prime importance. Very few dentist are able to diagnose the occlusal disease and of those who diagnose many people resort to aggressive treatment modalities. This paper aims to report the signs of occlusal disease, and discuss their association with TMDs and posture.

  1. A comparison of three observational techniques for assessing postural loads in industry.

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    Kee, Dohyung; Karwowski, Waldemar

    2007-01-01

    This study aims to compare 3 observational techniques for assessing postural load, namely, OWAS, RULA, and REBA. The comparison was based on the evaluation results generated by the classification techniques using 301 working postures. All postures were sampled from the iron and steel, electronics, automotive, and chemical industries, and a general hospital. While only about 21% of the 301 postures were classified at the action category/level 3 or 4 by both OWAS and REBA, about 56% of the postures were classified into action level 3 or 4 by RULA. The inter-method reliability for postural load category between OWAS and RULA was just 29.2%, and the reliability between RULA and REBA was 48.2%. These results showed that compared to RULA, OWAS, and REBA generally underestimated postural loads for the analyzed postures, irrespective of industry, work type, and whether or not the body postures were in a balanced state.

  2. Real-Time Hand Posture Recognition Using a Range Camera

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    Lahamy, Herve

    The basic goal of human computer interaction is to improve the interaction between users and computers by making computers more usable and receptive to the user's needs. Within this context, the use of hand postures in replacement of traditional devices such as keyboards, mice and joysticks is being explored by many researchers. The goal is to interpret human postures via mathematical algorithms. Hand posture recognition has gained popularity in recent years, and could become the future tool for humans to interact with computers or virtual environments. An exhaustive description of the frequently used methods available in literature for hand posture recognition is provided. It focuses on the different types of sensors and data used, the segmentation and tracking methods, the features used to represent the hand postures as well as the classifiers considered in the recognition process. Those methods are usually presented as highly robust with a recognition rate close to 100%. However, a couple of critical points necessary for a successful real-time hand posture recognition system require major improvement. Those points include the features used to represent the hand segment, the number of postures simultaneously recognizable, the invariance of the features with respect to rotation, translation and scale and also the behavior of the classifiers against non-perfect hand segments for example segments including part of the arm or missing part of the palm. A 3D time-of-flight camera named SR4000 has been chosen to develop a new methodology because of its capability to provide in real-time and at high frame rate 3D information on the scene imaged. This sensor has been described and evaluated for its capability for capturing in real-time a moving hand. A new recognition method that uses the 3D information provided by the range camera to recognize hand postures has been proposed. The different steps of this methodology including the segmentation, the tracking, the hand

  3. Equilíbrio postural de atletas remadores Equilibrio postural de atletas remadores Postural balance in rowing athletes

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    Taian de Mello Martins Vieira

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A influência do condicionamento físico no equilíbrio postural por um período prolongado ainda não está esclarecida. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar parâmetros estabilométricos em testes de longa duração entre atletas remadores e um grupo de indivíduos saudáveis, não-atletas, que permaneceram de pé sobre uma plataforma de força durante 31 minutos. A cada cinco minutos de teste era apresentada uma escala modificada de Borg para pontuar o nível de desconforto. Os parâmetros estudados foram: desvio-padrão, velocidade média e freqüência média dos deslocamentos lateral e ântero-posterior, e a área elíptica do deslocamento do centro de pressão no plano da plataforma. O grupo dos atletas não apresentou diferenças significativas nos parâmetros durante todo o teste. O grupo controle apresentou valores significativamente mais elevados na área elíptica e a velocidade média da metade do teste em diante. Os atletas apresentaram valores significativamente menores para escala de Borg, representando maior resistência ao desconforto gerado pela atividade. Com base nos resultados, sugere-se que as alterações estabilométricas apresentadas pelo grupo de não-atletas sejam decorrentes de processos fisiológicos periféricos e que o condicionamento físico parece ser um fator importante na manutenção do equilíbrio estático por período prolongado.La influencia del condicionamiento físico en el equilibrio postural por un periodo prolongado todavía no está aclarado. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido comparar parámetros estabilométricos en tests de larga duración entre atletas remadores y un grupo de individuos saludables, no atletas, que permanecieron de pie sobre una plataforma de fuerza durante 31 minutos. A cada cinco minutos de prueba era presentada una escala modificada de Borg para puntuar el nivel de incomodidad. Los parámetros estudiados fueron: desvío padrón, velocidad media y frecuencia media de los

  4. La sabiduría como escepticismo moderado: cambios durante el curso de la vida

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    Gerard M. Brugman

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    Full Text Available La sabiduría es analizada en términos de la tradición escéptica griega. Es crucial para la sabiduría el reconocimiento de la incapacidad para adquirir conocimiento infalible y la aceptación de actuar en el mundo tomando como referencia el conocimiento falible. Este se basa en la noción de lo plausible. La epistemología falibilística es útil para la pragmática de la vida, que es un campo donde los problemas están particularmente mal definidos. Se asume que la sabiduría es una función de la cultura y la historia: primero como un contenido y luego como un concepto más cognitivo. Es decir, la sabiduría ha evolucionado históricamente de una capacidad cognitiva a una metacognitiva. Con respecto a los cambios en la sabiduría a lo largo de la vida, se argumenta que éstos no están relacionados con la edad. Finalmente, se asume que los cambios en la sabiduría están en función de cómo se lidia con los eventos de la vida, de la acumulación de conocimientos, del desarrollo cognitivo y de la personalidad.

  5. La educación de posgrado como necesidad social. Tendencias y retos ante la Universidad Latinoamericana contemporánea

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    Lic. Yusimi Cuéllar Contreras

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    Full Text Available La formación de postgrado se caracteriza por ser uno de los procesos consubstanciales a la Universidad, considerada ésta como la institución social que preserva y desarrolla la cultura de la sociedad. Estos y otros factores que podrían incluirse, marcan un considerable reto a las instituciones de Educación Superior en relación con la calidad del postgrado y particularmente a los profesores que los imparten y profesionales que participan. En este artículo se hace referencia al papel de la Universidad como institución social, además se abordan aspectos como las tendencias, retos y desafíos a los cuales se enfrenta la Universidad Latinoamericana contemporánea en cuanto a la educación de postgrado, haciendo énfasis en el contexto cubano.

  6. A influência do tempo de referencia no tratamento das lesões iatrogênicas da via biliar

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    Fernando Barros

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o prognóstico dos pacientes com lesão iatrogênica da via biliar (LIVB em relação ao tempo de referencia (TR para a unidade de transplante hepático (TH. MÉTODOS: Foram revisados 51 prontuários de pacientes que sofreram algum tipo de LIVB durante a colecistectomia e que foram encaminhados para a unidade de TH no Hospital Geral de Bonsucesso (HGB. As lesões foram agrupadas de acordo com a classificação de Bismuth. Além da colecistectomia (momento da lesão, também avaliamos o TR e o desfecho. RESULTADOS: Dentre os 51 pacientes estudados encontramos 17 homens e 34 mulheres com uma média de idade de 42,7 anos. Vinte e dois pacientes (43,1% tinham uma lesão do tipo II; 13 (25,5 % do tipo III; 10 (19,6 % do tipo I, 5 (9,8 % do tipo IV; e apenas um (2 % do tipo V. Quarenta pacientes foram operados, sendo que três não retornaram para revisão médica e portanto, 37 foram avaliados em relação ao desfecho. Dentre esses, 25 pacientes (67,6 % tiveram resultados excelentes ou bons com TR médio de 11,5 meses (intervalo: 2-48 meses e 47,2 meses (intervalo: 3-180 meses respectivamente. Os 12 pacientes (32,4 % com resultados ruins tiveram um TR médio de 65,9 meses (intervalo: 3-264 meses, que foi significativamente maior do que o grupo com resultados excelentes ou bons (p=0,004. Sete pacientes foram listadas para fila de TH, porém apenas dois foram realizados. O TR desses sete pacientes foi significativamente mais elevado (p=0,04 do que o daqueles pacientes não listados. Sete pacientes morreram, dos quais seis foram causados por complicações hepáticas. CONCLUSÃO: O TR influenciou significativamente no prognóstico dos pacientes da nossa amostra.

  7. Tai Chi training reduced coupling between respiration and postural control.

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    Holmes, Matthew L; Manor, Brad; Hsieh, Wan-hsin; Hu, Kun; Lipsitz, Lewis A; Li, Li

    2016-01-01

    In order to maintain stable upright stance, the postural control system must account for the continuous perturbations to the body's center-of-mass including those caused by spontaneous respiration. Both aging and disease increase "posturo-respiratory synchronization;" which reflects the degree to which respiration affects postural sway fluctuations over time. Tai Chi training emphasizes the coordination of respiration and bodily movements and may therefore optimize the functional interaction between these two systems. The purpose of the project was to examine the effect of Tai Chi training on the interaction between respiration and postural control in older adults. We hypothesized that Tai Chi training would improve the ability of the postural control system to compensate for respiratory perturbations and thus, reduce posturo-respiratory synchronization. Participants were recruited from supportive housing facilities and randomized to a 12-week Tai Chi intervention (n=28; 86 ± 5 yrs) or educational-control program (n=34, 85 ± 6 yrs). Standing postural sway and respiration were simultaneously recorded with a force plate and respiratory belt under eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions. Posturo-respiratory synchronization was determined by quantifying the variation of the phase relationship between the dominant oscillatory mode of respiration and corresponding oscillations within postural sway. Groups were similar in age, gender distribution, height, body mass, and intervention compliance. Neither intervention altered average sway speed, sway magnitude or respiratory rate. As compared to the education-control group, however, Tai Chi training reduced posturo-respiratory synchronization when standing with eyes open or closed (ppostural control or respiration, yet reduced the coupling between respiration and postural control. The beneficial effects of Tai Chi training may therefore stem in part from optimization of this multi-system interaction. Copyright © 2015

  8. One month of contemporary dance modulates fractal posture in aging

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    Olivier A. Coubard

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Understanding the human aging of postural control and how physical or motor activity improves balance and gait is challenging for both clinicians and researchers. Previous studies have evidenced that physical and sporting activity focusing on cardiovascular and strength conditioning help older adults develop their balance and gait and/or decrease their frequency of falls. Motor activity based on motor-skill learning has also been put forward as an alternative to develop balance and/or prevent falls in aging. Specifically dance has been advocated as a promising program to boost motor control. In this study, we examined the effects of contemporary dance (CD on postural control of older adults. Upright stance posturography was performed in 38 participants aged 54-89 years before and after the intervention period, during which one half of the randomly assigned participants was trained to CD and the other half was not trained at all (no dance, ND. CD training lasted 4 weeks, 3 times a week. We performed classical statistic scores of postural signal and dynamic analyses, namely signal diffusion analysis (SDA, recurrence quantification analysis (RQA and detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA. CD modulated postural control in older trainees, as revealed in the eyes closed condition by a decrease in fractal dimension and an increase in DFA alpha component in the mediolateral plane. The ND group showed an increase in length and mean velocity of postural signal, and the eyes open a decrease in RQA maximal diagonal line in the anteroposterior plane and an increase in DFA alpha component in the mediolateral plane. No change was found in SDA in either group. We suggest that such a massed practice of CD reduced the quantity of exchanges between the subject and the environment by increasing their postural confidence. Since CD has low-physical but high-motor impact, we conclude that it may be recommended as a useful program to rehabilitate posture in aging.

  9. [The impact of different sports on posture regulation].

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    Schwesig, R; Kluttig, A; Leuchte, S; Becker, S; Schmidt, H; Esperer, H D

    2009-09-01

    Previous work has suggested that both the level of activity and the type of sport may have a major impact on postural control. However, no systematic investigation has been performed regarding the various types of professional sports. Particularly, the impact of competitional sports on the postural subsystems has not been elucidated so far. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the major professional sport types, such as handball, gymnastics, swimming, and shooting, on the subsystems of postural control. We also tested the hypothesis that specific types of sport have specific effects on postural regulation. 155 competitive male and female athletes (handball: n = 30; gymnastics: n = 44; swimming: n = 50; shooting: n = 31), and 34 age- and gender-matched controls were investigated using the Interactive Balance System (IBS; Tetrax Inc., Ramat Gan, Israel). The following spectral and time-domain indices were determined: power in the following frequency bands: P(F1) (0.03 - 0.1 Hz), P(F)(2 - 4) (0.1 - 0.5 Hz), P(F)(5 - 6) (0.5 - 1.0 Hz), P(F)(7 - 8) (> 1.0 Hz), stability index (STABI), and synchronisation index (SYN). Shooting athletes exhibited significantly smaller values of P(F1) (p = 0.003), P(F)(2 - 4) (p sports exert different effects on the various subsystems of posture control, where especially shooting competitors demonstrate a significantly better posture regulation. Those effects can be parameterised and quantified with the IBS which thus enables an efficient and purposeful training. Furthermore, the IBS is highly suitable for aptitude screening in sports with high posture regulatory demands (shooting competitions, gymnastics, diving etc.). Copyright Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York .

  10. Does a crouched leg posture enhance running stability and robustness?

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    Blum, Yvonne; Birn-Jeffery, Aleksandra; Daley, Monica A; Seyfarth, Andre

    2011-07-21

    Humans and birds both walk and run bipedally on compliant legs. However, differences in leg architecture may result in species-specific leg control strategies as indicated by the observed gait patterns. In this work, control strategies for stable running are derived based on a conceptual model and compared with experimental data on running humans and pheasants (Phasianus colchicus). From a model perspective, running with compliant legs can be represented by the planar spring mass model and stabilized by applying swing leg control. Here, linear adaptations of the three leg parameters, leg angle, leg length and leg stiffness during late swing phase are assumed. Experimentally observed kinematic control parameters (leg rotation and leg length change) of human and avian running are compared, and interpreted within the context of this model, with specific focus on stability and robustness characteristics. The results suggest differences in stability characteristics and applied control strategies of human and avian running, which may relate to differences in leg posture (straight leg posture in humans, and crouched leg posture in birds). It has been suggested that crouched leg postures may improve stability. However, as the system of control strategies is overdetermined, our model findings suggest that a crouched leg posture does not necessarily enhance running stability. The model also predicts different leg stiffness adaptation rates for human and avian running, and suggests that a crouched avian leg posture, which is capable of both leg shortening and lengthening, allows for stable running without adjusting leg stiffness. In contrast, in straight-legged human running, the preparation of the ground contact seems to be more critical, requiring leg stiffness adjustment to remain stable. Finally, analysis of a simple robustness measure, the normalized maximum drop, suggests that the crouched leg posture may provide greater robustness to changes in terrain height

  11. Importación de reproductores y nauplios de litopenaeus vannamei para su crianza y exportación al peru, como post-larva

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    Villon Noboa, Bolivar; Peñafiel Mena, Ramon; Freire Patiño, Jaime

    2009-01-01

    Existen negocios en acuicultura que pueden ser mucho más rentables de lo que ahora son, sólo con algunas modificaciones que los convertirían en negocios muy atractivos tanto para la inversión nacional como para la extranjera. Tal es el caso de los laboratorios de post-larva de camarón o los laboratorios de maduración, los mismos que, en su mayoría, se encuentran paralizados a lo largo de la costa ecuatoriana. Entre las modificaciones a que se hace referencia destacan, entre otras, la con...

  12. El escenario de “la ciudad” como espacio de las representaciones y los movimientos sociales en América Latina

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    César Augusto Vásquez García

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace referencia a los modos de construir identidades individuales y colectivas a través de las representaciones sociales que visualizan la historia, la literatura, la sociología y la antropología, en las ciudades de México, D.F. y Bogotá, D.C. En este sentido, la propuesta metodológica se sustenta en los estudios culturales como reconstrucción de las prácticas culturales a partir de la transversalización de los saberes sociales que circulan dentro y fuera de la academia.

  13. Utilización de lodo seco de depuradora de aguas residuales como adición en adoquines de hormigón prefabricado

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    Yagüe, A.; Valls, S.; Vázquez, E.; Kuchinow, V.

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    El estudio ha consistido en la utilización de lodo seco de origen biológico de la depuradora de aguas residuales de Sabadell (Riu Sec), como adición en la preparación de adoquines de hormigón prefabricado. Después de caracterizar los lodos y el proceso de fabricación de los adoquines que utilizaremos, definimos las condiciones de adición de los lodos en esta fabricación. Se prepararon muestras de referencia, sin adición, y muestras con el 2 % de lodo seco sobrepeso de cemento. Se determina...

  14. Correlation between pulmonary function, posture, and body composition in patients with asthma

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    V.P. Almeida

    2013-09-01

    ção pulmonar e postura em pacientes adultos com asma. Como segundo objetivo buscou-se estudar a correlação entre composição corporal e postura neste grupo de pacientes. Métodos: Foi realizado um estudo transversal onde 34 pacientes com asma se submeteram à avaliação da análise postural (fotogrametria, função pulmonar (espirometria, pletismografia de corpo inteiro, medição da capacidade de difusão do CO e força muscular respiratória e composição corporal através da bioimpedância elétrica. Resultados: A maioria dos pacientes era do sexo feminino (70,6%, com mediana da idade de 32,5 anos (variação: 23-42 anos. O alinhamento horizontal da cabeça (vista anterior correlacionou de forma significante com as seguintes variáveis: relação entre o volume expiratório máximo no primeiro segundo e a capacidade vital forçada (VEMS/CVF (ρ = −0,37; P = 0,03; capacidade pulmonar total (CPT (ρ = 0,42; P = 0,01; e volume residual (VR (ρ = 0,45; P < 0,001. Os indicadores de obstrução brônquica e força muscular respiratória correlacionaram-se também com as medidas de avaliação postural obtidas em vista lateral direita e esquerda. Tanto o índice de massa corporal quanto o percentual de massa gorda correlacionaram-se com alinhamento horizontal da cabeça, alinhamento horizontal da pélvis e ângulo frontal do membro inferior. Conclusões: Pacientes asmáticos adultos apresentam alterações posturais específicas que correlacionam com a função pulmonar e com a composição corporal. A avaliação das medidas posturais pode fornecer uma melhor abordagem para a reabilitação pulmonar nestes pacientes. Keywords: Asthma, Respiratory function tests, Respiratory mechanics, Respiratory muscles, Posture, Pulmonary diffusing capacity, Body composition, Palavras-chave: Asma, Testes de função respiratória, Mecânica respiratória, M

  15. Montagem e Imagem como Paradigma

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    Cesar Huapaya

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O pensar como montagem e imagem tornou-se um método revelador nos processos de estudos práticos e teóricos do artista e dos pesquisadores nos séculos XX e XXI. Este artigo procura articular três formas de pensar por montagem: nas obras de Bertolt Brecht, Sergei Eisenstein e Georges DidiHuberman. O filósofo e historiador da arte Georges Didi-Huberman reinaugura o debate e o exercício de pensar a antropologia da imagem e a montagem como metalinguagem e forma de conhecimento.

  16. Effect of Pregnancy on Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

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    Kimpinski, Kurt; Iodice, Valeria; Sandroni, Paola; Low, Phillip A.

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    OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical presentation, autonomic dysfunction, and pregnancy outcomes in parous and nulliparous women with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and in women with POTS before and after pregnancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study consists of women who had at least 1 pregnancy during which time they met criteria for POTS between May 1993 and July 2009. All patients underwent standard autonomic testing. POTS was defined as a heart rate (HR) increase of greater than 30 beats/min on head-up tilt (HUT) with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. Patients' charts were reviewed retrospectively to determine pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS: Clinical characteristics related to POTS did not differ between parous and nulliparous women except for disease duration (parous, 3.7±2.6; nulliparous, 2.1±2.2; Pchange in HR on HUT: parous, 42.6±12.0 beats/min; nulliparous, 41.3±10.6 beats/min; P=.39). Of 116 total pregnancies, adverse pregnancy outcomes were reported in 9% and maternal complications in 1%. No complication was related to POTS. There was a trend toward modest improvement in autonomic dysfunction before and after pregnancy (change in HR on HUT: before pregnancy, 38.1±22.7 beats/min; after pregnancy, 21.9±14.9 beats/min; P=.07). CONCLUSION: The long-term impact of pregnancy on POTS does not appear to be clinically important. However, there does appear to be a trend toward improvement in the short-term postpartum period. Adverse pregnancy events were similar to those seen in the general public and do not present a barrier to women with POTS who want to have children. PMID:20516426

  17. THE PRESENCE OF POSTURAL DEFORMITIES OF THE YOUTH DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL OF PARENTS KNOWLADGE ABOUT DEFICIENT BODY POSTURE

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    Zoran Bogdanović

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    Full Text Available The subject of this study is deterimining the presence of postural deformities in sagittal view (defi cient kyphotic and lordotic body posture of the youth depanding on the level of parents knowladge about defi cient body posture. The complete content of the program was conducted in the territory of the city of Kragujevac in several elementary schools, comprising 299 students of the 5th grade and their parents. The object of this study was to determine the number of students with defi cient kyphotic and lordotic body posture, to determine the presence of dis arrangements depanding on the gender and to determine the presence of kyphotic and lordotic deformity depanding on the parents level of information about defi ciant body posture among children. Kyphotic deformity of the examiners of male population is mostly present in the group of parents who are poorly informed about body posture defi ciency. Regarding examiners of female population , the presence of deformation is equally divided on the group of parents who expressed themselves as being very well, those who are undecided and those who are poorly informed. The more signifi cant presence of kyphotic deformity is at examiners of male population than at the examiners of female population while the higher presence of lordotic deformity is at the examiners of female population. Regarding female population we can observe the highest presence of deformation in the group of parents who are undecided while the other groups are very equabal by the presence of deformation. Stated measures impose a statement that it is necessary to continuosly work on both - children education and parents education aiming to recognize posture defi ciency and physical deformation of school and preschool population and all of this with the object of reducing the deformation and on time detecting certain disarrangements and taking adaquate measures for its senctuary

  18. La ciudad como ecosistema urbano

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    LA CIUDAD COMO ECOSISTEMA URBANO .- La ecología y los ecosistemas .- El ecosistema urbano, definición, alcance y oportunidad .- El metabolismo urbano .- Los síntomas de la patología urbana .- Los objetivos del nuevo ecosistema urbano .- Las aportaciones de los ecobarrios

  19. The study of postural workload in assembly of furniture upholstery

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    Marek Lasota Andrzej

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    Full Text Available The productivity of the workers is affected by the Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs which common cause of health problems, sick leave and it can result in decreased quality of work and increased absenteeism. The objective of this study is to evaluate and investigate the postural workload of sewing machine operators in the assembly of upholstery in furniture factory by using the Ovako Working Posture Analysing System (OWAS with sampling. The results indicated that posture code 2111 (back code: 2 – bent forward; arms code: 1 – both below the shoulder joint; legs code: 1 – sitting position; load code: – 1 less than 10 kg was the most common working posture rating 38.1%; 63.9% of positions displayed non-neutral back postures and 52% received harmful action categories. The performed assembly tasks have an influence on harmless and harmful action categories. This study is crucial on assembly, and in the future work allows develop a framework for assessment the physical risk of WRMSDs in assembly.

  20. Postural control and freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease.

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    Schlenstedt, Christian; Muthuraman, Muthuraman; Witt, Karsten; Weisser, Burkhard; Fasano, Alfonso; Deuschl, Günther

    2016-03-01

    The relationship between freezing of gait (FOG) and postural instability in Parkinson's disease (PD) is unclear. We analyzed the impact of FOG on postural control. 31 PD patients with FOG (PD+FOG), 27 PD patients without FOG (PD-FOG) and 22 healthy control (HC) were assessed in the ON state. Postural control was measured with the Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) scale and with center of pressure (COP) analysis during quiet stance and maximal voluntary forward/backward leaning. The groups were balanced concerning age, disease duration and disease severity. PD+FOG performed significantly worse in the FAB scale (21.8 ± 5.8) compared to PD-FOG (25.6 ± 5.0) and HC (34.9 ± 2.4) (mean ± SD, p postural control asymmetry. PD+FOG have reduced postural control compared to PD-FOG and HC. Our results show a relationship between the anterior-posterior COP position during quiet stance and FOG. The COP shift towards posterior in PD+FOG leads to a restricted precondition to generate forward progression during gait initiation. This may contribute to the occurrence of FOG or might be a compensatory strategy to avoid forward falls. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Musculoskeletal pain and posture decrease step length in young adults

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    Maria Regina Rachmawati

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Pain of the musculoskeletal system, especially low back pain, is one of the most frequent problems with a high risk of disability. The aim of this research study was to determine the existence of an association between low back pain on one hand, posture and step length on the other. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 77 healthy young adult subjects. Step length was measured with the Biodex Gait Trainer 2 (230 VAC. The study results indicate that 62.3% of the young adult subjects had suffered from low back pain. There was no significant association between gender and pain. In male subjects no significant association was found between pain on one hand and mean difference in step length and posture on the other. However, in female subjects with abnormal posture, there was a highly significant difference in left step length between subjects with back pain and those without (p=0.007. The results of a multiple regression analysis indicate that posture has the greatest influence on left step length (B=4.135; 95% Confidence Interval 0.292-7.977. It is recommended that in the examination of low back pain an assessment be made of posture, step length and difference in step lengths.

  2. Musculoskeletal pain and posture decrease step length in young adults

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    Maria Regina Rachmawati

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Pain of the musculoskeletal system, especially low back pain, is one of the most frequent problems with a high risk of disability. The aim of this research study was to determine the existence of an association between low back pain on one hand,  posture and step length on the other. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 77 healthy young adult subjects. Step length was measured with the Biodex Gait Trainer 2 (230 VAC. The study results indicate that 62.3% of the young adult subjects had suffered from low back pain. There was no significant association between gender and pain. In male subjects no significant association was found between pain on one hand and mean difference in step length and posture on the other. However, in female subjects with abnormal posture, there was a highly significant difference in left step length between subjects with back pain and those without (p=0.007.  The results of a multiple regression analysis indicate that posture has the greatest influence on left step length (B=4.135; 95% Confidence Interval 0.292-7.977. It is recommended that in the examination of low back pain an assessment be made of posture, step length and difference in step lengths.

  3. Analisis ergonomi postur kerja operator pada proses pembuatan batako

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    Regina Anggraini

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak: Proses pembuatan batako merupakan salah satu pekerjaan yang membutuhkan penanganan material secara manual,sehingga tenaga fisik pekerja diperlukan meskipun mesin bantu cetak sudah tersedia. Berdasarkan pengamatan dilapangandiketahui bahwa seluruh aktivitas pembuatan batako banyak membutuhkan tenaga fisik. Pekerjaan membuat batako dapatdibagi menjadi beberapa elemen kerja dan setiap elemen kerja memberikan postur kerja yang bervariasi. Hasil analisis posturkerja dengan menggunakan REBA menunjukkan pekerja pada proses pemindahan batako basah memiliki nilai 11 dengan levelrisiko sangat tinggi. Perbaikan dilakukan dengan menambahkan kursi pekerja dan berhasil menurunkan skor REBA menjadi 5.Kata Kunci: Postur kerja, REBA Abstract: Brick-making process is one of those jobs that require manual materials handling, so that the physical exertion of workersneeded though a production machine is already available. Based on observations in the field note that the entire activity ofbrick-making requires a lot of physical exertion. Brick-making can be divided into several working elements and each element ofthe work provides a varied work posture. The results of the analysis work posture using REBA showed workers in the processof moving the wet concrete blocks have a value of 11 with a very high risk level. Improvement of working conditions by adding aseat for workers reduce the REBA score to 5 .Keywords: Work Posture , REBA

  4. [Occlusion and posture: is there evidence of correlation?].

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    Michelotti, A; Manzo, P; Farella, M; Martina, R

    1999-11-01

    The observation that the masticatory system and the postural body regulating system are anatomically and functionally related, has led to postulate several hypotheses of correlation between occlusal and postural disturbances. In the last decade, these arguments have gained a great social impact, also because they have been broadly spread by the mass-media. As a consequence, there has been a growing number of patients seeking concomitant occlusal and postural treatments. The aim of this study was to review critically the current evidence of correlation between the two systems; this in order to address clinical issues for the management of patients. Methodology of the studies reviewed has been evaluated according to the criteria suggested by Storey and Rugh 20 rif. Although there are some evidences of correlation between occlusion and posture, this appears limited to the cranio-cervical tract of the column and tends to disappear when descending in cranio-caudal direction. On the basis of this review of the literature, it's not advisable to treat postural imbalance by means of occlusal treatment or vice versa, particularly if the therapeutic modalities are irreversible.

  5. Relationship between antigravity control and postural control in young children.

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    Sellers, J S

    1988-04-01

    The purposes of this study were 1) to determine the relationship between antigravity control (supine flexion and prone extension) and postural control (static and dynamic balance), 2) to determine the quality of antigravity and postural control, and 3) to determine whether sex and ethnic group differences correlate with differences in antigravity control and postural control in young children. I tested 107 black, Hispanic, and Caucasian children in a Head Start program, with a mean age of 61 months. The study results showed significant relationships between antigravity control and postural control. Subjects' supine flexion performance was significantly related to the quantity and quality of their static and dynamic balance performance, whereas prone extension performance was related only to the quality of dynamic balance performance. Quality scale measurements (r = .90) indicated that the children in this study had not yet developed full antigravity or postural control. The study results revealed differences between sexes in the quality of static balance and prone extension performance and ethnic differences in static balance, dynamic balance, and prone extension performance.

  6. Effect of body posture on involuntary swallow in healthy volunteers.

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    Shiino, Yoshitaka; Sakai, Shogo; Takeishi, Ryosuke; Hayashi, Hirokazu; Watanabe, Masahiro; Tsujimura, Takanori; Magara, Jin; Ito, Kayoko; Tsukada, Tetsu; Inoue, Makoto

    2016-03-01

    Clinically, reclining posture has been reported to reduce risk of aspiration. However, during involuntary swallow in reclining posture, changes in orofacial and pharyngeal movement before and during pharyngeal swallow should be considered. Further, the mechanisms underlying the effect of body posture on involuntary swallow remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of body posture on activity patterns of the suprahyoid muscles and on patterns of bolus transport during a natural involuntary swallow. Thirteen healthy male adults participated in a water infusion test and a chewing test. In the water infusion test, thickened water was delivered into the pharynx at a very slow rate until the first involuntary swallow was evoked. In the chewing test, subjects were asked to eat 10 g of gruel rice. In both tests, the recording was performed at four body postures between upright and supine positions. Results showed that reclining changed the location of the bolus head at the start of swallow and prolonged onset latency of the swallowing initiation. Muscle burst duration and whiteout time measured by videoendoscopy significantly increased with body reclining and prolongation of the falling time. In the chewing test, reclining changed the location of the bolus head at the start of swallow, and the frequency of bolus residue after the first swallow increased. Duration and area of EMG burst and whiteout time significantly increased with body reclining. These data suggest that body reclining may result in prolongation of pharyngeal swallow during involuntary swallow. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  7. Phobic postural vertigo treated with autogenic training: a case report.

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    Goto, Fumiyuki; Nakai, Kimiko; Kunihiro, Takanobu; Ogawa, Kaoru

    2008-09-30

    Patients suffering from dizziness due to vertigo are commonly encountered in the department of otolaryngology. If various clinical examinations do not reveal any objective findings, then the patients are referred to the department of internal medicine or psychiatry. In many cases, the diagnosis is psychological dizziness. Phobic postural vertigo, which was first reported by Brandt T et al in 1994, is supposed to be a type of psychological dizziness. The diagnosis is based on 6 characteristics proposed by Brandt et al. Patients are usually treated with conventional medical therapy, but some cases may be refractory to such a therapy. Psychotherapy is recommended in some cases; however, psychotherapy including autogenic training, which can be used for general relaxation, is not widely accepted. This paper describes the successful administration of autogenic training in a patient suffering from phobic postural vertigo. We present a case of a patient who suffered from phobic postural vertigo. A 37-year-old female complained of dizziness. She had started experiencing dizziness almost 3 years She was intractable to many sort of conventional therapy. In the end, her symptom disappeared after introduction of autogenic training. Autogenic training can be a viable and acceptable treatment option for phobic postural vertigo patients who fail to respond to other therapies. This case emphasizes the importance of autogenic training as a method to control symptom of phobic postural vertigo.

  8. Skeletal Muscle Pump Drives Control of Cardiovascular and Postural Systems

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    Verma, Ajay K.; Garg, Amanmeet; Xu, Da; Bruner, Michelle; Fazel-Rezai, Reza; Blaber, Andrew P.; Tavakolian, Kouhyar

    2017-03-01

    The causal interaction between cardio-postural-musculoskeletal systems is critical in maintaining postural stability under orthostatic challenge. The absence or reduction of such interactions could lead to fainting and falls often experienced by elderly individuals. The causal relationship between systolic blood pressure (SBP), calf electromyography (EMG), and resultant center of pressure (COPr) can quantify the behavior of cardio-postural control loop. Convergent cross mapping (CCM) is a non-linear approach to establish causality, thus, expected to decipher nonlinear causal cardio-postural-musculoskeletal interactions. Data were acquired simultaneously from young participants (25 ± 2 years, n = 18) during a 10-minute sit-to-stand test. In the young population, skeletal muscle pump was found to drive blood pressure control (EMG → SBP) as well as control the postural sway (EMG → COPr) through the significantly higher causal drive in the direction towards SBP and COPr. Furthermore, the effect of aging on muscle pump activation associated with blood pressure regulation was explored. Simultaneous EMG and SBP were acquired from elderly group (69 ± 4 years, n = 14). A significant (p = 0.002) decline in EMG → SBP causality was observed in the elderly group, compared to the young group. The results highlight the potential of causality to detect alteration in blood pressure regulation with age, thus, a potential clinical utility towards detection of fall proneness.

  9. Nonplantigrade Foot Posture: A Constraint on Dinosaur Body Size.

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    Tai Kubo

    Full Text Available Dinosaurs had functionally digitigrade or sub-unguligrade foot postures. With their immediate ancestors, dinosaurs were the only terrestrial nonplantigrades during the Mesozoic. Extant terrestrial mammals have different optimal body sizes according to their foot posture (plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade, yet the relationship of nonplantigrade foot posture with dinosaur body size has never been investigated, even though the body size of dinosaurs has been studied intensively. According to a large dataset presented in this study, the body sizes of all nonplantigrades (including nonvolant dinosaurs, nonvolant terrestrial birds, extant mammals, and extinct Nearctic mammals are above 500 g, except for macroscelid mammals (i.e., elephant shrew, a few alvarezsauroid dinosaurs, and nondinosaur ornithodirans (i.e., the immediate ancestors of dinosaurs. When nonplantigrade tetrapods evolved from plantigrade ancestors, lineages with nonplantigrade foot posture exhibited a steady increase in body size following Cope's rule. In contrast, contemporaneous plantigrade lineages exhibited no trend in body size evolution and were largely constrained to small body sizes. This evolutionary pattern of body size specific to foot posture occurred repeatedly during both the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic eras. Although disturbed by the end-Cretaceous extinction, species of mid to large body size have predominantly been nonplantigrade animals from the Jurassic until the present; conversely, species with small body size have been exclusively composed of plantigrades in the nonvolant terrestrial tetrapod fauna.

  10. Nonplantigrade Foot Posture: A Constraint on Dinosaur Body Size.

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    Kubo, Tai; Kubo, Mugino O

    2016-01-01

    Dinosaurs had functionally digitigrade or sub-unguligrade foot postures. With their immediate ancestors, dinosaurs were the only terrestrial nonplantigrades during the Mesozoic. Extant terrestrial mammals have different optimal body sizes according to their foot posture (plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade), yet the relationship of nonplantigrade foot posture with dinosaur body size has never been investigated, even though the body size of dinosaurs has been studied intensively. According to a large dataset presented in this study, the body sizes of all nonplantigrades (including nonvolant dinosaurs, nonvolant terrestrial birds, extant mammals, and extinct Nearctic mammals) are above 500 g, except for macroscelid mammals (i.e., elephant shrew), a few alvarezsauroid dinosaurs, and nondinosaur ornithodirans (i.e., the immediate ancestors of dinosaurs). When nonplantigrade tetrapods evolved from plantigrade ancestors, lineages with nonplantigrade foot posture exhibited a steady increase in body size following Cope's rule. In contrast, contemporaneous plantigrade lineages exhibited no trend in body size evolution and were largely constrained to small body sizes. This evolutionary pattern of body size specific to foot posture occurred repeatedly during both the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic eras. Although disturbed by the end-Cretaceous extinction, species of mid to large body size have predominantly been nonplantigrade animals from the Jurassic until the present; conversely, species with small body size have been exclusively composed of plantigrades in the nonvolant terrestrial tetrapod fauna.

  11. Testing postural control among various osteoporotic patient groups: a literature review.

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    de Groot, Maartje H; van der Jagt-Willems, Hanna C; van Campen, Jos P C M; Lems, Willem F; Lamoth, Claudine J C

    2012-10-01

    Osteoporosis can cause vertebral fractures, which might lead to a flexed posture, impaired postural control and consequently increased fall risk. Therefore, the aim of the present review was to examine whether postural control of patients with osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, thoracic kyphosis and flexed posture is affected. Furthermore, instruments measuring postural control were evaluated and examined for sensitivity and easy clinical use. Until February 2011, electronic databases were systematically searched for cross-sectional studies. Methodological quality was assessed with a modified Downs & Black scale. Of the 518 found studies, 18 studies were included. Postural control was generally affected for patients with vertebral fractures, thoracic kyphosis and flexed posture. Patients with osteoporosis had impaired postural control when assessed with computerized instruments. Easy performance-based tests did not show any impairments. There is evidence for an impaired postural control in all patient groups included. Impaired postural control is an important risk factor for falls. Functional performance tests are not sensitive and specific enough to detect affected postural control in patients with osteoporosis. To detect impaired postural control among osteoporotic patients and to obtain more insight into the underlying mechanisms of postural control, computerized instruments are recommended, such as easy-to-use ambulant motion-sensing (accelerometry) technology. © 2012 Japan Geriatrics Society.

  12. Reflex control of the spine and posture: a review of the literature from a chiropractic perspective

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    Schlappi Mark

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective This review details the anatomy and interactions of the postural and somatosensory reflexes. We attempt to identify the important role the nervous system plays in maintaining reflex control of the spine and posture. We also review, illustrate, and discuss how the human vertebral column develops, functions, and adapts to Earth's gravity in an upright position. We identify functional characteristics of the postural reflexes by reporting previous observations of subjects during periods of microgravity or weightlessness. Background Historically, chiropractic has centered around the concept that the nervous system controls and regulates all other bodily systems; and that disruption to normal nervous system function can contribute to a wide variety of common ailments. Surprisingly, the chiropractic literature has paid relatively little attention to the importance of neurological regulation of static upright human posture. With so much information available on how posture may affect health and function, we felt it important to review the neuroanatomical structures and pathways responsible for maintaining the spine and posture. Maintenance of static upright posture is regulated by the nervous system through the various postural reflexes. Hence, from a chiropractic standpoint, it is clinically beneficial to understand how the individual postural reflexes work, as it may explain some of the clinical presentations seen in chiropractic practice. Method We performed a manual search for available relevant textbooks, and a computer search of the MEDLINE, MANTIS, and Index to Chiropractic Literature databases from 1970 to present, using the following key words and phrases: "posture," "ocular," "vestibular," "cervical facet joint," "afferent," "vestibulocollic," "cervicocollic," "postural reflexes," "spaceflight," "microgravity," "weightlessness," "gravity," "posture," and "postural." Studies were selected if they specifically tested any or

  13. Índice de massa corporal de adolescentes: comparação entre diferentes referências Índice de masa corporal de adolescentes: comparación entre distintas referencias Body mass index of adolescents: comparison among different references

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    Ana Paula G. Clemente

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o desempenho das referências (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey I, National Center for Health Statistics/2000, International Obesity Task Force e Pesquisa Nacional sobre Saúde e Nutrição para avaliação do estado nutricional de crianças e adolescentes à nova curva de valores de índice de massa corporal, proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde em 2007. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo transversal, cuja população foi constituída por uma amostra não probabilística, com 5.122 crianças e adolescentes de baixa renda. Foi realizado o cálculo do tamanho amostral visando identificar a associação entre alteração na pressão arterial e baixa estatura nos diferentes estados nutricionais. Compararam-se as diferentes referências para avaliação do estado nutricional. Foram aplicados os testes Q de Cochran, McNemar, qui-quadrado e índice Kappa para comparar as proporções e a concordância da classificação de baixo peso e excesso de peso com as diferentes referências. RESULTADOS: As cinco referências utilizadas no presente estudo apresentaram diferenças entre si. Tanto para meninos como para meninas, as prevalências estimadas de baixo peso pela referência da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Saúde e Nutrição foram bem menores que as outras referências. Quanto à prevalência de excesso de peso para os meninos, esta foi maior pela referência da Pesquisa Nacional sobre Saúde e Nutrição. Encontrou-se concordância excelente (k>0,75 entre a maioria das classificações para excesso de peso analisadas. Porém, a concordância entre as classificações para baixo peso apresentou-se fraca (kOBJETIVO: Comparar el desempeño de las referencias (NHA-NES I, NCHS/2000, IOTF y PNSN para la evaluación del estado nutricional de niños y adolescentes con la nueva curva de valores del IMC, propuesta por la OMS en 2007. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio transversal cuya pobla-ción fue constituida por una

  14. Documento de Referencia Para la elaboración deEstudios de Impacto Ambiental (EsIA) en Zonas Marino Costeras y Aguas Continentales

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    El objetivo del documento referencia es apoyar al personal técnico de la Autoridad de los Recursos Acuáticos de Panamá (ARAP) y a los usuarios que tienen la responsabilidad de elaborar estudios ambientales, mediante metodologías, criterios e indicadores, que adecuen los contenidos establecidos por el Decreto 123 de 2009 referente a los Estudios de Impacto Ambiental de proyectos, en zonas marino‐costeras y aguas continentales. En particular, se trata de: (i) indicar los fundamentos científi...

  15. Estrabismo em idade ambliogénica: estudo retrospectivo de 12 meses consecutivos de referenciação oftalmológica hospitalar

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    Monteiro, Sílvia

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    Introdução: O objectivo deste trabalho é a análise do estado actual da referenciação oftalmológica hospitalar de casos de estrabismo em idade pediátrica.Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo e descritivo dos processos clínicos das crianças com idade menor ou igual a 10 anos referenciadas à Consulta de Oftalmologia Pediátrica do Centro Hospitalar do Porto entre Julho de 2011 e Julho de 2012.Resultados: Das 649 crianças referenciadas, 267 (41.1%) foram por suspeita de estrabismo. Em 109 (40.8%) dessas ...

  16. Comparación del sistema de seguridad y salud ocupacional de España con el de China y la referencia para China

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    Li, Xiang

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo, se compara el sistema de seguridad y salud laboral en ambos países de España y China desde el aspecto legislativo, organizativo (nacional e individual) y la situación actual de ejecución de las actividades preventivas en ambas países. El objetivo principal del trabajo presente es la búsqueda de referencias para el mejoramiento del sistema de seguridad y salud laboral en China. La metodología principalmente utilizada es la consulta de normativas emitidas a nivel...

  17. LA CUESTIÓN AGRARIA COMO ENFOQUE Y COMO PROBLEMA

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    Carlos Salgado

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo trata de llamar la atención sobre los problemas del agro hoy, colocando especial énfasis en la disrupción entre las razones tecnológicas -que se asumen como ideológicas-, económicas y políticas que han inspirado el desarrollo del agro, o mejor, sobre las cuales se han basado las políticas de crecimiento agropecuario.

  18. Levels of physical fitness and analysis of posture tendencies in classic ballerinas

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    Alessandra Prati

    2006-03-01

    -term training and forminimizing risk for posture problems, the training should include general and specific physical fitness and also compensatory exercises for the ballet dancers. RESUMO O ballet clássico é uma modalidade de dança praticada por crianças e adolescentes ao longo de todo o seu processo de desenvolvimento. Para se chegar ao estágio de elevado desempenho técnico e performance são necessários mais de sete anos de prática. Nesse sentido, a repetição dos movimentos técnicos pode promover a aquisição de algumas tendências de postura, bem como desenvolver aspectos da aptidão física específica. O objetivo desse trabalho descritivo foi de analisar níveis de aptidão física e tendências posturais de bailarinas clássicas. A amostra foi composta por onze bailarinas clássicas (com mais de sete anos de prática de escolas de ballet de Maringá. Para análise de tendências posturais foi utilizado o método PSU adaptado por Althoff et al. (1988 utilizando-se de avaliação subjetiva através de simetrógrafo e análise de desvios por seguimentos corporais (ideal quando ICP>85%. Para verificação dos níveis de aptidão física utilizou-se da análise de composição corporal por antropometria (IMC, %Gordura e relação cintura quadril=RCQ, testes de força (dinamometria=D, flexão de braços (FB, resistência abdominal (RA, potência muscular (impulsão vertical=IV e horizontal=IH, flexibilidade (Banco Well’s=Fl e potência aeróbica (Teste de 12’. Resultados principais foram: níveis médios de composição corporal (IMC=19,9kg/m2; %G=22,7% e RCQ=0,69 adequados à sua atividade; nos aspectos físicos, força e resistência (D=50,3kgf, FB=21, RA=23 e Fl=40cm, potência muscular (IV=36,8cm e IH=136cm e capacidade aeróbica (12’=1526m os resultados em média foram inferiores ao esperado. Quanto à postura, apresentaram em média índice de correção postural (ICP igual a 86,9%, e tendência a desvios nas regiões da cabeça e pescoço (13% cifose

  19. Características biomecânicas, ergonômicas e clínicas da postura sentada: uma revisão Biomechanic, ergonomic, and clinical features of the sitting posture: a review

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    Nise Ribeiro Marques

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    Full Text Available A posição sentada é a mais adotada nos ambientes de trabalho, na escola e nas atividades de lazer. Porém, a manutenção prolongada dessa posição ocasiona a adoção de posturas inadequadas e sobrecarrega as estruturas do sistema musculoesquelético, o que pode acarretar dor e lesão na coluna lombar. A presente revisão teve como objetivo identificar os fatores biomecânicos, ergonômicos e clínicos envolvidos na sustentação da postura sentada. Para isso, foram consultadas as bases de dados ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, Pubmed e EBSCO Host, sendo selecionados 72 artigos publicados entre 1965 e 2010. Foi possível identificar que na posição sentada não existe uma postura ideal a ser sustentada, mas algumas posturas são mais recomendadas do que outras, tal como a postura sentada ereta e a postura lordótica. As cadeiras influenciam o padrão da posição sentada: conforme seu design, pode permitir maior variedade de posturas. Modificações na cadeira e a utilização de exercícios para o aumento da resistência muscular e da propriocepção, bem como a reeducação postural, são intervenções úteis para reduzir o impacto causado pela posição sentada prolongada no sistema musculoesquelético.The sitting posture is the most adopted in work environment, at school and in leisure activities. However, prolonged maintenance of this position causes the adoption of inadequate postures and overloads skeletal muscle structures, which may lead to spine pain and injuries. The purpose of the present review was to identify biomechanic, ergonomic, and clinical features involved in maintenance of the sitting position. The search in ISI Web of Knowledge, Medline, Pubmed and EBSCOHost data bases led to selecting 72 articles published between 1965 and 2010. Results show that there is not an ideal posture to be kept, but some postures are more recommended than others, like the upright sitting and the lordotic postures. Chairs influence the

  20. Holding a handle for balance during continuous postural perturbations – immediate and transitionary effects on whole body posture

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    Jernej Camernik

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    Full Text Available When balance is exposed to perturbations, hand contacts are often used to assist postural control. We investigated the immediate and the transitionary effects of supportive hand contacts during continuous anteroposterior perturbations of stance by automated waist-pulls. Ten young adults were perturbed for five minutes and required to maintain balance by holding to a stationary, shoulder-high handle and following its removal. Centre of pressure (COP displacement, hip, knee, and ankle angles, leg and trunk muscle activity and handle contact forces were acquired. The analysis of results show that COP excursions are significantly smaller when the subjects utilize supportive hand contact and that the displacement of COP is strongly correlated to the perturbation force and significantly larger in the anterior than posterior direction. Regression analysis of hand forces revealed that subjects utilized the hand support significantly more during the posterior than anterior perturbations. Moreover, kinematical analysis showed that utilization of supportive hand contacts alters posture of the whole body and that postural readjustments after the release of the handle occur at different time scales in the hip, knee, and ankle joints. Overall, our findings show that supportive hand contacts are efficiently used for balance control during continuous postural perturbations and that utilization of a handle has significant immediate and transitionary effects on whole body posture.

  1. Dysphagia associated with cervical spine and postural disorders.

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    Papadopoulou, Soultana; Exarchakos, Georgios; Beris, Alexander; Ploumis, Avraam

    2013-12-01

    Difficulties with swallowing may be both persistent and life threatening for the majority of those who experience it irrespective of age, gender, and race. The purpose of this review is to define oropharyngeal dysphagia and describe its relationship to cervical spine disorders and postural disturbances due to either congenital or acquired disorders. The etiology and diagnosis of dysphagia are analyzed, focusing on cervical spine pathology associated with dysphagia as severe cervical spine disorders and postural disturbances largely have been held accountable for deglutition disorders. Scoliosis, kyphosis–lordosis, and osteophytes are the primary focus of this review in an attempt to elucidate the link between cervical spine disorders and dysphagia. It is important for physicians to be knowledgeable about what triggers oropharyngeal dysphagia in cases of cervical spine and postural disorders. Moreover, the optimum treatment for dysphagia, including the use of therapeutic maneuvers during deglutition, neck exercises, and surgical treatment, is discussed.

  2. Postural control and shoulder steadiness in F-16 pilots

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    Lange, Britt; Murray, Mike; Chreiteh, Shadi S

    2014-01-01

    to a control group (CG; N = 28) or training group (TG; N = 27). Postural control was tested in four different settings: Romberg with open and closed eyes, unilateral stance, and perturbation. Maximal voluntary contraction and force steadiness was measured for shoulder elevation. RESULTS: At follow......-up, there was a significant between-group difference in the Romberg test with closed eyes only (95% confidence ellipse area; CG: 761 +/- 311 mm2; TG: 650 +/- 405 mm2). Prior to randomization, there were no significant differences in postural control and steadiness between 30 pilots who experienced neck pain within...... the previous 3 mo and 25 pilots without such pain. DISCUSSION: Impaired postural control and steadiness may only be quantifiable in individuals experiencing acute neck pain of certain intensity, and there may be a ceiling effect in the ability to improve these parameters. For individuals with highly developed...

  3. Human Posture and Movement Prediction based on Musculoskeletal Modeling

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    Farahani, Saeed Davoudabadi

    2014-01-01

    Abstract This thesis explores an optimization-based formulation, so-called inverse-inverse dynamics, for the prediction of human posture and motion dynamics performing various tasks. It is explained how this technique enables us to predict natural kinematic and kinetic patterns for human posture...... and motion using AnyBody Modeling System (AMS). AMS uses inverse dynamics to analyze musculoskeletal systems and is, therefore, limited by its dependency on input kinematics. We propose to alleviate this dependency by assuming that voluntary postures and movement strategies in humans are guided by a desire...... expenditure, joint forces and other physiological properties derived from the detailed musculoskeletal analysis. Several attempts have been made to uncover the principles underlying motion control strategies in the literature. In case of some movements, like human squat jumping, there is almost no doubt...

  4. Cortical involvement in anticipatory postural reactions in man

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    Petersen, Tue Hvass; Rosenberg, Kasper; Petersen, Nicolas Caesar

    2009-01-01

    All movements are accompanied by postural reactions which ensure that the balance of the body is maintained. It has not been resolved that to what extent the primary motor cortex and corticospinal tract are involved in the control of these reactions. Here, we investigated the contribution...... of the corticospinal tract to the activation of the soleus (SOL) muscle in standing human subjects (n = 10) in relation to voluntary heel raise, anticipatory postural activation of the soleus muscle when the subject pulled a handle and to reflex activation of the soleus muscle when the subject was suddenly pulled...... was observed prior to EMG onset for the external perturbation. These data suggest that the primary motor cortex is involved in activating the SOL muscle as part of an anticipatory postural reaction....

  5. Hand Posture Prediction Using Neural Networks within a Biomechanical Model

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    Marta C. Mora

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes the use of artificial neural networks (ANNs in the framework of a biomechanical hand model for grasping. ANNs enhance the model capabilities as they substitute estimated data for the experimental inputs required by the grasping algorithm used. These inputs are the tentative grasping posture and the most open posture during grasping. As a consequence, more realistic grasping postures are predicted by the grasping algorithm, along with the contact information required by the dynamic biomechanical model (contact points and normals. Several neural network architectures are tested and compared in terms of prediction errors, leading to encouraging results. The performance of the overall proposal is also shown through simulation, where a grasping experiment is replicated and compared to the real grasping data collected by a data glove device.

  6. Postural balance and the risk of falling during pregnancy.

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    Cakmak, Bulent; Ribeiro, Ana Paula; Inanir, Ahmet

    2016-01-01

    Pregnancy is a physiological process and many changes occur in a woman's body during pregnancy. These changes occur in all systems to varying degrees, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems. The hormonal, anatomical, and physiological changes occurring during pregnancy result in weight gain, decreased abdominal muscle strength and neuromuscular control, increased ligamentous laxity, and spinal lordosis. These alterations shift the centre of gravity of the body, altering the postural balance and increasing the risk of falls. Falls during pregnancy can cause maternal and foetal complications, such as maternal bone fractures, head injuries, internal haemorrhage, abruption placenta, rupture of the uterus and membranes, and occasionally maternal death or intrauterine foetal demise. Preventative strategies, such as physical exercise and the use of maternity support belts, can increase postural stability and reduce the risk of falls during pregnancy. This article reviews studies that have investigated changes in postural balance and risk of falling during pregnancy.

  7. Study on Posture Estimation Using Delayed Measurements for Mobile Robots

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    When associating data from various sensors to estimate the posture of mobile robots, a crucial problem to be solved is that there may be some delayed measurements. Furthermore, the general multi-sensor data fusion algorithm is a Kalman filter. In order to handle the problem concerning delayed measurements, this paper investigates a Kalman filter modified to account for the delays. Based on the interpolating measurement, a fusion system is applied to estimate the posture of a mobile robot which fuses the data from the encoder and laser global position system using the extended Kalman filter algorithm. Finally, the posture estimation experiment of the mobile robot is given whose result verifies the feasibility and efficiency of the algorithm.

  8. Comparisons of muscular activity in males and females while walking in restricted postures

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    Hodgskiss, J

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine differences in muscular activation between males and females while walking in restricted postures. Restricted postures are evident in various industries, including mining, construction and agriculture...

  9. Time-of-Day Influences on Static and Dynamic Postural Control

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    Gribble, Phillip A; Tucker, W. Steven; White, Paul A

    2007-01-01

    Context: Assessment of postural control is used extensively in clinical and research applications. Time of day affects aspects of physical performance, but whether it also affects postural control is unknown.

  10. Age-related neural correlates of cognitive task performance under increased postural load

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    Van Impe, A; Bruijn, S M; Coxon, J P; Wenderoth, N; Sunaert, S; Duysens, J; Swinnen, S P

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    Behavioral studies suggest that postural control requires increased cognitive control and visuospatial processing with aging. Consequently, performance can decline when concurrently performing a postural and a demanding cognitive task. We aimed to identify the neural substrate underlying this

  11. Audio-Biofeedback training for posture and balance in Patients with Parkinson's disease

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    Mirelman, Anat; Herman, Talia; Nicolai, Simone; Zijlstra, Agnes; Zijlstra, Wiebren; Becker, Clemens; Chiari, Lorenzo; Hausdorff, Jeffrey M.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer from dysrhythmic and disturbed gait, impaired balance, and decreased postural responses. These alterations lead to falls, especially as the disease progresses. Based on the observation that postural control improved in patients with

  12. The Interaction between Visual and Proprioception Information for Dynamic Postural Control in Healthy Individuals

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    2017-06-01

    Conclusion: the posture is controled mostly by the motion in the knee joint rather than the hip or ankle joints. It is recommended to enhance the knee extensors to prevent falling in people with high risk of postural instability.

  13. Postural stability decreases in elite young soccer players after a competitive soccer match

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    Brito, João; Fontes, Ivo; Ribeiro, Fernando

    2012-01-01

    To investigate the effects of an official soccer match on postural stability in youth elite soccer players.......To investigate the effects of an official soccer match on postural stability in youth elite soccer players....

  14. Limnología e ictiofauna de la laguna José María (Córdoba, Argentina, con especial referencia al pejerrey (Odontesthes bonariensis -Valenciennes, 1835-

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    Full Text Available La región sur de la provincia de Córdoba presenta numerosas lagunas cuyo origen y salinidad varían ampliamente. Muchos de estos ambientes son utilizados para la pesca recreativa del pejerrey (Odontesthes bonariensis. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue caracterizar la calidad del agua y determinar la diversidad del zooplancton y de la ictiofauna con especial referencia a O. bonariensis, de la laguna José María (34º50’17’’S, 63º37’23’’O. Este ambiente se ubica en la cuenca del río Quinto (Córdoba y está comunicado con numerosas lagunas. Se analizaron in situ (n=8, el pH, el oxígeno, la temperatura y transparencia del agua y se tomaron muestras de agua y zooplancton para su análisis en laboratorio. Para la captura de peces se utilizaron redes de enmalle, arrastre, trampa y espineles. La profundidad promedio fue de 1,99 m, con un máximo de 2,20 m. Los registros medios del pH, oxígeno disuelto, temperatura y transparencia fueron 8,51, 9,03 mg/L, 24,3 ºC y 44 cm respectivamente. Por su transparencia, la laguna fue caracterizada como “turbia”. El agua se clasificó como oligohalina (4,09 g/L, sulfatada-sódica y muy dura (484 ppm de CO3Ca. El zooplancton estuvo representado por 3 especies de crustáceos y 7 de rotíferos. Entre los primeros, Metacyclops mendocinus fue el que registró la mayor densidad (162,2 ind/L, mientras que entre los rotíferos fue Brachionus plicatilis con 482,7 ind/L. Se capturaron 12 especies de peces, pertenecientes a 5 órdenes y 9 familias (Shannon = 2,23 bits. El pejerrey fue la especie de mayor abundancia (50,8% y junto al sabalito Cyphocharax voga y la carpa Cyprinus carpio representaron el 85 % del total de biomasa de los peces capturados. Los parámetros poblacionales de O. bonariensis fueron: Peso= 0,0000047081*LEst3,178 (R2=0,99, n=116; longitud total= 5,854+LEst*1,168 (R2= 0,99, n= 117; LEst(t= 489,02 (1-e-0,225(t-0,46 y W(t= 1647,5 (1- e-0,225(t-0,463,177.

  15. Feeding and resting postures of wild northern muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus).

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    Iurck, Maria F; Nowak, Matthew G; Costa, Leny C M; Mendes, Sérgio L; Ford, Susan M; Strier, Karen B

    2013-01-01

    Increased body size in Brachyteles has been regarded as an important evolutionary adaptation that allowed a greater reliance on leaves compared to other more frugivorous Atelidae, but its association with muriqui positional behavior and substrate use is still unknown. Here, we present original data on the feeding and resting postures of the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) and evaluate predictions about the relationships between body size, postural behavior, and substrate use derived from previously published data for other atelids (e.g. Alouatta, Ateles, and Lagothrix). The study was undertaken from August 2002 to July 2003 on a large group of well-habituated muriquis inhabiting the Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural - Felíciano Miguel Abdala in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Consistent with our predictions, we found that B. hypoxanthus was highly suspensory during postural feeding (60.9%) and commonly used tail-hind limb suspension/horizontal tripod (38.0%) or tail-forelimb/hind limb suspension (21.4%). However, although tail-suspensory postures permitted the muriquis to use the terminal canopy and small-sized substrates, these areas were also accessed via tail-assisted above-branch postural behaviors involving multiple substrates. Unexpectedly, tail-suspensory postures were found to be frequently associated with large substrates, tree trunks, and the understory. We suggest that Brachyteles' ability to access food resources from all areas of a feeding tree and from tree crowns at different canopy levels may account for their ability to efficiently exploit food resources in seasonal disturbed forest fragments of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest today. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  16. Automatic postural response systems in individuals with congenital total blindness.

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    Nakata, H; Yabe, K

    2001-07-01

    This study examined the effects of the absence of vision from birth on automatic postural responses to platform displacements during stance. Postural responses were induced by producing randomly four types of perturbations which consisted of forward and backward translations, and toe up and down rotations. Nine congenitally totally blind and nine sighted adults served as subjects. EMG signals were recorded from four muscles in the right leg, and reaction time to somatosensory stimuli generated by platform displacements was measured by pushing a hand-held button. To assess the ability to control postural balance, the root mean square (RMS) values for lateral and antero-posterior sway before, during, and after perturbations were calculated. The EMG amplitude in the gastrocnemius muscle of a blind subject was smaller than that of a sighted subject with eyes closed. No significant differences were found between blind and sighted subjects in EMG latencies of the lower extremity muscles in response to perturbations. The blind subjects had significantly faster reaction times to somatosensory stimuli triggered by platform displacements, but in toe down rotations no significant difference was found between blind and sighted subjects. The difference in the EMG latencies and reaction times between the two groups suggests that blindness from birth may not affect the spinal stretch reflex, but may affect a volitional act mediated through the motor cortex. There were also no significant differences in the RMS values for postural sway between blind and sighted subjects with eyes open or closed, although blind subjects swayed more after backward translations than did sighted subjects with eyes open. Results suggest that the ability to control postural balance during perturbations was not affected by vision loss from birth. Our findings suggest that the automatic postural response systems of humans are unaffected by the absence of vision from birth and are rather hard wired.

  17. Usefulness of posture training for patients with temporomandibular disorders.

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    Wright, E F; Domenech, M A; Fischer, J R

    2000-02-01

    Many practitioners have found that posture training has a positive impact on temporomandibular, or TMD, symptoms. The authors conducted a study to evaluate its effectiveness. Sixty patients with TMD and a primary muscle disorder were randomized into two groups: one group received posture training and TMD self-management instructions while the control group received TMD self-management instructions only. Four weeks after the study began, the authors reexamined the subjects for changes in symptoms, pain-free opening and pressure algometer pain thresholds. In addition, pretreatment and posttreatment posture measurements were recorded for subjects in the treatment group. Statistically significant improvement was demonstrated by the modified symptom severity index, maximum pain-free opening and pressure algometer threshold measurements, as well as by the subjects' perceived TMD and neck symptoms. Subjects in the treatment group reported having experienced a mean reduction in TMD and neck symptoms of 41.9 and 38.2 percent, respectively, while subjects in the control group reported a mean reduction in these symptoms of 8.1 and 9.3 percent. Within the treatment group, the authors found significant correlations between improvements in TMD symptoms and improvements in neck symptoms (P head and shoulder posture measurements at the outset of treatment (P Posture training and TMD self-management instructions are significantly more effective than TMD self-management instructions alone for patients with TMD who have a primary muscle disorder. Patients with TMD who hold their heads farther forward relative to the shoulders have a high probability of experiencing symptom improvement as a result of posture training and being provided with selfmanagement instructions.

  18. Postural health in women: the role of physiotherapy.

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    Britnell, S J; Cole, J V; Isherwood, L; Sran, M M; Britnell, N; Burgi, S; Candido, G; Watson, L

    2005-05-01

    To advise obstetric and gynaecology care providers of the physical, psychological, and environmental factors that affect women's posture throughout their lifespan, from adolescence to menopause. To outline the physiotherapy management of obstetrics, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence in women and to identify recommendations for referral to a physiotherapist. Knowledge of abnormal postures, contributing factors and recommendations for physiotherapy management. MEDLINE, PEDro, and Cochrane Library Search from 1992 to 2003 for English-language articles and references from current textbooks related to posture and women's health conditions that are managed by physiotherapists. The evidence collected was reviewed by the authors and quantified using the evaluation of evidence guidelines developed by the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Exam. 1. Pelvic floor muscle training with a physiotherapist is recommended to prevent urinary incontinence during pregnancy and after delivery (I-A). 2. Core stability training with a physiotherapist is recommended to prevent and treat back and pelvic pain during and following pregnancy (I-B). 3. Physiotherapist-prescribed exercises are recommended for women to elicit positive changes in bone mass and to reduce fall and fracture risk (I-A). 4. Pelvic floor muscle training with a physiotherapist is recommended for women with stress urinary incontinence (I-A). The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada have developed this joint policy statement regarding posture in women's health that highlights the physical, psychological, and environmental factors that affect women's posture throughout their lifespan, from adolescence to menopause. This statement outlines the role of physiotherapy in the assessment and treatment of women's posture; outlines the physiotherapy management of obstetrics, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence; and identifies recommendations for referral to a

  19. Effect of intervention on development of hip posture in very preterm babies.

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    Downs, J A; Edwards, A D; McCormick, D C; Roth, S C; Stewart, A L

    1991-01-01

    Preterm babies are physiologically hypotonic, which causes their posture to be flattened when lying in the prone position. This flattened posture may persist beyond term. In a prospective, randomised, controlled, double blind trial of postural support carried out on 45 babies born at less than 33 weeks of gestation, we showed that infants positioned with specific hip support during the period of intensive care had significantly fewer features of flattened posture at the age equivalent to term.

  20. Heat-conserving postures hinder escape: a thermoregulation–predation trade-off in wintering birds

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    Jennie M. Carr; Steven L. Lima

    2012-01-01

    Wintering birds may conserve body heat by adopting postures with minimal leg exposure or significant ptiloerection. However, maximally heat-conserving postures may hinder a bird's ability to escape attack, leading to a trade-off between predation risk and thermoregulation. Such a trade-off implies that birds should use the most heat-conserving postures only at very cold temperatures. Feeding in a relatively low-risk environment should also facilitate the use of such heat-conserving postures. ...

  1. Effects of kettlebell training on postural coordination and jump performance

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    Jay, Kenneth; Jakobsen, Markus Due; Sundstrup, Emil

    2013-01-01

    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a worksite intervention using kettlebell training to improve postural reactions to perturbation and jump performance.This single-blind randomized controlled trial involved 40 adults (n=40) from occupations with a high....... The outcome measures were postural reactions to sudden perturbation and maximal countermovement jump height.Compared to the control group, the training group significant decreased stopping time following perturbation (-109ms, 95% CI [-196:-21]). Jump height increased significantly in the training group (1.5cm...

  2. The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport.

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    Lee, Hedok; Xie, Lulu; Yu, Mei; Kang, Hongyi; Feng, Tian; Deane, Rashid; Logan, Jean; Nedergaard, Maiken; Benveniste, Helene

    2015-08-05

    The glymphatic pathway expedites clearance of waste, including soluble amyloid β (Aβ) from the brain. Transport through this pathway is controlled by the brain's arousal level because, during sleep or anesthesia, the brain's interstitial space volume expands (compared with wakefulness), resulting in faster waste removal. Humans, as well as animals, exhibit different body postures during sleep, which may also affect waste removal. Therefore, not only the level of consciousness, but also body posture, might affect CSF-interstitial fluid (ISF) exchange efficiency. We used dynamic-contrast-enhanced MRI and kinetic modeling to quantify CSF-ISF exchange rates in anesthetized rodents' brains in supine, prone, or lateral positions. To validate the MRI data and to assess specifically the influence of body posture on clearance of Aβ, we used fluorescence microscopy and radioactive tracers, respectively. The analysis showed that glymphatic transport was most efficient in the lateral position compared with the supine or prone positions. In the prone position, in which the rat's head was in the most upright position (mimicking posture during the awake state), transport was characterized by "retention" of the tracer, slower clearance, and more CSF efflux along larger caliber cervical vessels. The optical imaging and radiotracer studies confirmed that glymphatic transport and Aβ clearance were superior in the lateral and supine positions. We propose that the most popular sleep posture (lateral) has evolved to optimize waste removal during sleep and that posture must be considered in diagnostic imaging procedures developed in the future to assess CSF-ISF transport in humans. The rodent brain removes waste better during sleep or anesthesia compared with the awake state. Animals exhibit different body posture during the awake and sleep states, which might affect the brain's waste removal efficiency. We investigated the influence of body posture on brainwide transport of inert

  3. Perioperative care of an adolescent with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

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    Kernan Scott

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS is a disorder characterized by postural tachycardia in combination with orthostatic symptoms without associated hypotension. Symptoms include light-headedness, palpitations, fatigue, confusion, and anxiety, which are brought on by assuming the upright position and usually relieved by sitting or lying down. Given the associated autonomic dysfunction that occurs with POTS, various perioperative concerns must be considered when providing anesthetic care for such patients. We present an adolescent with POTS who required anesthetic care during posterior spinal fusion for the treatment of scoliosis. The potential perioperative implications of this syndrome are discussed.

  4. Répertoire postural du singe Cercopithecus nictitans stampflii , dans ...

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    Les cercopithèques sont des espèces de singe très actifs. A l\\'instar des autres espèces, ils adoptent la majeure partie du temps des postures diverses. Le but de notre étude est de décrire le comportement de posture du cercopithèque nictitans. La méthode instantanée de collecte des données a été utilisée de février 2002 ...

  5. The influence of body posture on lithium clearance

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    Kamper, A L; Strandgaard, S; Holstein-Rathlou, N H

    1988-01-01

    measured four times at 1-week intervals: two in the supine and one in the sitting position, and one when the subject was walking around. Glomerular filtration rate was not influenced by posture changes. On the contrary, lithium clearance, which in the supine position was 30 +/- 9 ml/min (1 SD), tended...... during moderate physical activity. Hence, when renal tubular function is studied with the lithium clearance method, standardization of posture and physical activity is important. In such studies physical activity such as walking should particularly be avoided....

  6. Los ancianos como actores sociales

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    Mª PIA ARENYS

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se recogen las discusiones de grupo que se realizaron durante cuatro meses en Barcelona como preparación del "II congreso de la gent gran" (II congreso de ancianos de esta ciudad, en noviembre de 1993. las discusiones se llevaron a cabo en las sedes de cada distrito, previa presentación de la ponencia por parte de un técnico. los componentes de los grupos son personas mayores sensibilizadas y comprometidas que forman parte del consejo de bienestar social del ayuntamiento de Barcelona. la metodología utilizada es cualitativa para el análisis del discurso, que se ha estructurado en los siguientes puntos: bajo el epígrafe "los ancianos como ciudadanos de derechos y obligaciones" se recogen los temas de valoración de la vejez, la familia, la jubilación, las implicaciones de los ancianos como ciudadanos de derechos y deberes y las funciones sociales de los ancianos.-- sobre estos temas, los mayores expresaron sus opiniones, que se vertieron, resumidamente, en la redacción final de la ponencia. aquí se recogen y se han analizado los materiales que ofrecen una versión de primera mano sobre lo que opinan los ancianos respecto al tema de "la valoración de la vejez".

  7. Influence of pain on postural control in women with neck pain

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    Juliana Soares

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of pain on postural control in women with neck pain and the relationship with possible changes in sensory systems and posture. The neck pain group was composed of women, aged between 20 and 50years, complaining of neck pain for more than three months; the control group was composed of women without complaints of neck pain. For the characterization of the groups, we used anamnesis, neck disability index and Visual Analogue Scale. Postural balance was assessed on force platform. Postural balance with manipulation of the sensory systems was measured by Foam Laser Dynamic Posturography, exposing the individual to six sensory organization tests. Posture was assessed by the Postural Assessment Software. The normality of the variables were verified using Shapiro-Wilk test, Student’s t-test and Mann-Whitney test for comparison between groups, with a significance level of5%. Groups were homogeneous in demographic variables. We observed higher amplitude and displacement velocity of the center of pressure in the neck pain group, showing greater postural balance. There were significant diferences incraniovertebral angle, showing forward head posture in symptomatic women. In dynamics posturography, we observed a difference between the groups: the score obtainedin the six sensory conditions showed that neck pain group presented greater balance impairment. Neck pain and forward head posture have a deleterious effect on postural control in symptomatic women, both in the static posture and dynamic posture.

  8. Standing Postural Control in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Lim, Yi Huey; Partridge, Katie; Girdler, Sonya; Morris, Susan L.

    2017-01-01

    Impairments in postural control affect the development of motor and social skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This review compared the effect of different sensory conditions on static standing postural control between ASD and neurotypical individuals. Results from 19 studies indicated a large difference in postural control…

  9. Voluntarily controlled but not merely observed visual feedback affects postural sway

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    Asai, Tomohisa; Hiromitsu, Kentaro; Imamizu, Hiroshi

    2018-01-01

    Online stabilization of human standing posture utilizes multisensory afferences (e.g., vision). Whereas visual feedback of spontaneous postural sway can stabilize postural control especially when observers concentrate on their body and intend to minimize postural sway, the effect of intentional control of visual feedback on postural sway itself remains unclear. This study assessed quiet standing posture in healthy adults voluntarily controlling or merely observing visual feedback. The visual feedback (moving square) had either low or high gain and was either horizontally flipped or not. Participants in the voluntary-control group were instructed to minimize their postural sway while voluntarily controlling visual feedback, whereas those in the observation group were instructed to minimize their postural sway while merely observing visual feedback. As a result, magnified and flipped visual feedback increased postural sway only in the voluntary-control group. Furthermore, regardless of the instructions and feedback manipulations, the experienced sense of control over visual feedback positively correlated with the magnitude of postural sway. We suggest that voluntarily controlled, but not merely observed, visual feedback is incorporated into the feedback control system for posture and begins to affect postural sway. PMID:29682421

  10. Assessment of Postural Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Review

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    Pavao, Silvia Leticia; dos Santos, Adriana Neves; Woollacott, Marjorie Hines; Rocha, Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira

    2013-01-01

    This paper aimed to review studies that assessed postural control (PC) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and describe the methods used to investigate postural control in this population. It also intended to describe the performance of children with CP in postural control. An extensive database search was performed using the keywords: postural…

  11. The Control of Posture in Newly Standing Infants is Task Dependent

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    Claxton, Laura J.; Melzer, Dawn K.; Ryu, Joong Hyun; Haddad, Jeffrey M.

    2012-01-01

    The postural sway patterns of newly standing infants were compared under two conditions: standing while holding a toy and standing while not holding a toy. Infants exhibited a lower magnitude of postural sway and more complex sway patterns when holding the toy. These changes suggest that infants adapt postural sway in a manner that facilitates…

  12. Testing postural control among various osteoporotic patient groups: A literature review

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    de Groot, M.H.; van der Jagt-Willems, H.; van Campen, J.P.C.M.; Lems, W.F.; Lamoth, C.J.

    2012-01-01

    Aim: Osteoporosis can cause vertebral fractures, which might lead to a flexed posture, impaired postural control and consequently increased fall risk. Therefore, the aim of the present review was to examine whether postural control of patients with osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, thoracic

  13. Testing postural control among various osteoporotic patient groups : A literature review

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    de Groot, Maartje H.; van der Jagt-Willems, Hanna C.; van Campen, Jos P. C. M.; Lems, Willem F.; Lamoth, Claudine J. C.

    2012-01-01

    Aim: Osteoporosis can cause vertebral fractures, which might lead to a flexed posture, impaired postural control and consequently increased fall risk. Therefore, the aim of the present review was to examine whether postural control of patients with osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, thoracic

  14. Development of postural control in typically developing children and children with cerebral palsy : Possibilities for intervention?

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    de Graaf-Peters, Victorine B.; Blauw-Hospers, Cornill H.; Dirks, Tineke; Bakker, Hanneke; Bos, Arie F.; Hadders-Algra, Mijna

    2007-01-01

    The basic level of postural control is functionally active from early infancy onwards: young infants possess a repertoire of direction-specific postural adjustments. Whether or not direction-specific adjustments are used depends on the child's age and the nature of the postural task. The second

  15. Postural stability and ankle sprain history in athletes compared to uninjured controls

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    Huurnink, A.; Fransz, D.P.; Kingma, I.; Verhagen, E.A.L.M.; van Dieen, J.H.

    2014-01-01

    Background Diminished postural stability is a risk factor for ankle sprain occurrence and ankle sprains result in impaired postural stability. To date, ankle sprain history has not been taken into account as a determinant of postural stability, while it could possibly specify subgroups of interest.

  16. Development of low postural tone compensatory patterns in children - theoretical basis.

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    Gogola, Anna; Saulicz, Edward; Kuszewski, Michał; Matyja, Małgorzata; Myśliwiec, Andrzej

    2014-01-01

    Neurological literature indicates the existence of children with low postural tone without association with central nervous system damage. This fact induces to think about mechanisms, which allow these children to maintain upright posture. There is a suspicion that compensatory mechanism included in this process, enables to achieve upright posture, but at expense of body posture quality. Observations of children's developmental stages caused determination of some postural tone area, which comprise both children with normotonia and with low postural tone without characteristics of central nervous system (CNS) damage. Set of specific qualities allows determination of two types of low postural tone: spastoidal and atetoidal type. Spastoidal type is characterized by deep trunk muscles (local) low postural tone compensated by excessive tension of superficial muscles (global). Atetoidal type includes children with low postural tone in both deep and superficial muscles. At inefficient active subsystem, verticalization proceeds at excessive use of passive subsystem qualities, that is meniscus, ligament, bone shape, and muscles passive features. From neurodevelopmental point of view compensatory mechanisms can be used in children with low postural tone in order to achieve upright posture, but at expense of body posture quality.

  17. Regional differences in lumbar spinal posture and the influence of low back pain

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Spinal posture is commonly a focus in the assessment and clinical management of low back pain (LBP patients. However, the link between spinal posture and LBP is not fully understood. Recent evidence suggests that considering regional, rather than total lumbar spine posture is important. The purpose of this study was to determine; if there are regional differences in habitual lumbar spine posture and movement, and if these findings are influenced by LBP. Methods One hundred and seventy female undergraduate nursing students, with and without LBP, participated in this cross-sectional study. Lower lumbar (LLx, Upper lumbar (ULx and total lumbar (TLx spine angles were measured using an electromagnetic tracking system in static postures and across a range of functional tasks. Results Regional differences in lumbar posture and movement were found. Mean LLx posture did not correlate with ULx posture in sitting (r = 0.036, p = 0.638, but showed a moderate inverse correlation with ULx posture in usual standing (r = -0.505, p Conclusion This study supports the concept of regional differences within the lumbar spine during common postures and movements. Global lumbar spine kinematics do not reflect regional lumbar spine kinematics, which has implications for interpretation of measures of spinal posture, motion and loading. BMI influenced regional lumbar posture and movement, possibly representing adaptation due to load.

  18. Relationship between Postural Deformities and Frontal Function in Parkinson’s Disease

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    Satoko Ninomiya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Postural deformities and executive dysfunction (ED are common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD; however, the relationship between postural deformities and ED in patients with PD remains unclear. This study assessed the relationship between postural deformities and ED in patients with PD. Sixty-five patients with sporadic PD were assessed for the severity of postural deformities and executive function. The severity of postural deformities was scored using the United Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale item 28 score: no postural deformity (0, mild postural deformities (1, or severe postural deformities (2–4. Executive function was assessed using the Behavioral Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS and an age-controlled standardized BADS score <70 was defined as ED. Age-controlled standardized BADS scores were compared across the three groups using the Kruskal-Wallis test. Relationship between ED and the severity of postural deformities was assessed using the Mann-Whitney U test. Age-controlled standardized BADS score significantly differed among the three groups P=0.005. ED was significantly related to the severity of postural deformities P=0.0005. The severity of postural deformities was associated with a lower age-controlled standardized BADS score and ED, and these findings suggest that postural deformities were associated with frontal dysfunction in patients with PD.

  19. Body posture recognition and turning recording system for the care of bed bound patients.

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    Hsiao, Rong-Shue; Mi, Zhenqiang; Yang, Bo-Ru; Kau, Lih-Jen; Bitew, Mekuanint Agegnehu; Li, Tzu-Yu

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    This paper proposes body posture recognition and turning recording system for assisting the care of bed bound patients in nursing homes. The system continuously detects the patient's body posture and records the length of time for each body posture. If the patient remains in the same body posture long enough to develop pressure ulcers, the system notifies caregivers to change the patient's body posture. The objective of recording is to provide the log of body turning for querying of patients' family members. In order to accurately detect patient's body posture, we developed a novel pressure sensing pad which contains force sensing resistor sensors. Based on the proposed pressure sensing pad, we developed a bed posture recognition module which includes a bed posture recognition algorithm. The algorithm is based on fuzzy theory. The body posture recognition algorithm can detect the patient's bed posture whether it is right lateral decubitus, left lateral decubitus, or supine. The detected information of patient's body posture can be then transmitted to the server of healthcare center by the communication module to perform the functions of recording and notification. Experimental results showed that the average posture recognition accuracy for our proposed module is 92%.

  20. Mechanisms of inhibition of vasopressin release during moderate antiorthostatic posture change in humans

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    Pump, B.; Gabrielsen, A.; Christensen, N.J.

    1999-01-01

    The hypothesis was tested that the carotid baroreceptor stimulation caused by a posture change from upright seated with legs horizontal (Seat) to supine (Sup) participates in the suppression of arginine vasopressin (AVP) release. Ten healthy males underwent this posture change for 30 min without...... decreased from 0.9 +/- 0.2 to 0.5 +/- 0.1 pg/ml (P posture...

  1. On the relative contribution of the paretic leg to the control of posture after stroke

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    Roerdink, Melvyn; Geurts, Alexander C. H.; de Haart, Mirjam; Beek, Peter J.

    2009-01-01

    Reduced postural steadiness and asymmetry of weight bearing are characteristic for posture after stroke. To examine the relative contribution of each leg to postural control in a cohort of 33 stroke patients at 5 stages during 3 months of inpatient rehabilitation, while taking clinical scores of

  2. On the relative contribution of the paretic leg to the control of posture after stroke.

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    Roerdink, M.; Geurts, A.C.H.; Haart, M. de; Beek, P.J.

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Reduced postural steadiness and asymmetry of weight bearing are characteristic for posture after stroke. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relative contribution of each leg to postural control in a cohort of 33 stroke patients at 5 stages during 3 months of inpatient rehabilitation, while taking

  3. On the relative contribution of the paretic leg to the control of posture after stroke

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    Roerdink, M.; Geurts, A.C.; de Haart, M.; Beek, P.J.

    2009-01-01

    Background: Reduced postural steadiness and asymmetry of weight bearing are characteristic for posture after stroke. Objective: To examine the relative contribution of each leg to postural control in a cohort of 33 stroke patients at 5 stages during 3 months of inpatient rehabilitation, while taking

  4. Meta-Analysis: Association Between Wrist Posture and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Workers

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    Doohee You

    2014-03-01

    Conclusion: We found evidence that prolonged exposure to non-neutral wrist postures is associated with a twofold increased risk for CTS compared with low hours of exposure to non-neutral wrist postures. Workplace interventions to prevent CTS should incorporate training and engineering interventions that reduce sustained non-neutral wrist postures.

  5. ANALISIS KETIGGIAN MEJA KERJA YANG IDEAL TERHADAP POSTUR PEKERJA DIVISI CUTTING INDUSTRI GARMEN DENGAN POSTURE EVALUATION (PEI PADA VIRTUAL ENVIROMENT

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    Boy Nurtjahyo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini mencoba untuk mengimplementasikan suatu metodologi untuk mempelajari, dalam lingkungan virtual, aspek ergonomi dari suatu tempat kerja di industri garmen. Variabel tempat kerja yang diteliti dalam penelitian ini adalah ketinggian meja kerja. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah mendapatkan konfigurasi ketinggian meja yang ideal bagi pekerja divisi cutting industri garmen. Tool yang digunakan dalam menyelesaikan skripsi ini adalah Posture Evaluation Index yang mengintegrasikan skor Low Back Analysis (LBA, Ovako Working Posture (OWAS, dan Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA. Penentuan konfigurasi yang ideal dilakukan dengan mempertimbangkan jenis pekerjaan dan posisi kerja ketika melakukan pekerjaan tersebut, apakah dalam posisi duduk atau berdiri. Analisis dilakukan dengan menggunakan model manusia digital yang disediakan software Jack pada virtual environment. Hasil penelitian dapat digunakan sebagai referensi dalam merancang tempat kerja yang lebih baik secara ergonomis. Kata kunci : Ergonomi, Virtual Environment, Divisi Cutting  Industri Garmen, Posture Evaluation Index   Abstract   The research deals with the implementation of a methodology in order to study, in a virtual environment, the ergonomics of a work cell in garment industry. The work cell’s variable studied in this research is table height. The goal of this research is to determine an ideal table height for the workers of cutting division in garment industry. The tool to conduct this research is called Posture Evaluation Index (PEI which integrates the score of Low Back Analysis (LBA, Ovako Working Posture (OWAS, dan Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA. The Determination of table height configuration is based on type of work and work position (standing or sitting. The research uses digital human model form Jack software in a virtual environment. The result from this research can be a reference for future work cell design. Keywords: Ergonomics, Virtual Environment, Cutting

  6. POSTUR KERJA DAN RISIKO LOW BACK PAIN PADA PEKERJA PASIRAN

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    Denny Nurkertamanda

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Salah satu pekerjaan angkat angkut adalah pekerjaan menurunkan pasir dari atas truk. Dalam bekerja, pekerja menggunakan alat bantu berupa enggrong yang merupakan sekop dengan gagang pendek. Akibat penggunaan enggrong, pekerja bekerja dengan postur tubuh membungkuk. Postur kerja ini menimbulkan potensi low back pain pada pekerja. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian cross sectional dengan jumlah sampel 9 partisipan. Tujuan dari penelitian adalah untuk mengetahui potensi risiko low back pain berdasarkan sudut kemiringan trunk ketika pekerja bekerja menurunkan pasir dengan enggrong. Sudut kemiringan trunk yang diprediksi meliputi: 1 sudut kemiringan trunk flexion, 2 sudut kemiringan trunk bending, dan 3 sudut kemiringan trunk twisting. Data postur kerja diambil dengan menggunakan kamera 3D Microsoft KinectTM dan dianalisis dengan menggunakan software Siemen Jack metode 3D Static Strength Prediction Program (3DSSPP untuk memprediksi sudut kemiringan trunk. Hasil analisis dari ke-6 postur kerja menunjukkan postur-postur kerja yang sering dilakukan pekerja mempunyai rerata sudut kemiringan trunk flexion sebesar 61,10 ± 10,090, sudut kemiringan trunk bending sebesar 19,80 ± 6,740 dan sudut kemiringan trunk twisting sebesar 20,00 ± 9,030. Rerata sudut kemiringan trunk flexion yang mencapai 87,28 %  dari sudut kemiringan maksimal merupakan penyebab utama risiko low back pain. Sehingga dapat disimpulkan potensi terjadinya low back pain pada pekerja pasiran dapat terjadi. Perlu intervensi ergonomi untuk mencegah dan mengurangi potensi risiko terjadi low back pain pada pekerja pasiran.   Abstract One of the manual matrial handling jobs is the derivative work from the top of the truck. In working the workers use a tool that enggrong which is a short-handed shovel. Due to the use of employee enggrong work with stooped posture. This work posture raises the potential for low back pain in workers. This study is a cross sectional study with a sample of 9

  7. Referenciação, metáfora e argumentação no discurso presidencial

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    Renata Palumbo

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    Nesta pesquisa, nosso propósito consistiu em examinar o papel retórico e referenciador da metáfora e em observar como se constituem e se articulam os processos referenciais promovidos pela associação de domínios díspares nas várias etapas dos discursos presidenciais, dirigidos a líderes políticos mundiais especificamente. Para alcançar esse propósito, propusemo-nos aos seguintes passos de investigação, a partir do tratamento qualitativo dos dados: examinamos as metáforas centrais selecionadas...

  8. La proyección como proceso y como mecanismo

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    Brusset, Bernard

    2001-01-01

    La proyección es a la vez un mecanismo elemental testimonio de la fragilidad de la organización defensiva y un proceso cuyo rol es fundamental en el funcionamiento psíquico. En este doble aspecto, la proyección guarda especificidades diferentes en la neurosis y en la psicosis al punto que se las deba considerar como fundamentalmente diferentes? O bien las diferencias de contexto, del nivel del funcionamiento psíquico, de lugar, de función pueden explicar las diferencias clínicas justificando ...

  9. Aceptación de los fármacos genéricos en equipos de atención primaria: efecto de una intervención educativa y de los precios de referencia

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analizar la aceptación de los pacientes de la sustitución de marcas de fantasía por genéricos en el marco de la prescripción crónica. Métodos: Estudio prospectivo, multicéntrico, de utilización de medicamentos. De los 31 centros incluidos en el estudio, ocho fueron aleatorizados al grupo intervención y 23 al grupo control. Durante un año los pacientes del grupo intervención que acudieron a recoger las recetas de la medicación crónica fueron informados de forma verbal y escrita sobre las ventajas e inconvenientes de los fármacos genéricos y los de marca de fantasía. Se registraron los pacientes que recibían fármacos susceptibles de ser prescritos como genéricos, los motivos de no aceptación del cambio y las variables relacionadas (edad, sexo, nivel de estudios, centro, médico de cabecera, tipo de fármaco y número total de fármacos crónicos. Cada 2 meses se obtuvo el porcentaje de genéricos prescritos respecto al total de prescripción. Resultados: Fueron informados 4.620 pacientes de los que el 98,9% aceptó el cambio. El centro de atención primaria, el tipo de fármaco, la influencia médica y la satisfacción del paciente con el fármaco se asociaron significativamente con el grado de aceptación de los genéricos. En el grupo intervenido, el porcentaje de envases genéricos respecto al total de envases prescritos alcanzó un 5,9 frente a un 2,8% de los controles no incentivados. Tras finalizar la intervención y antes de la aplicación de los precios de referencia, los porcentajes fueron del 6,7 y el 3,9%, mientras que justo tras su aplicación, los porcentajes fueron del 8,6 y el 6,3%, respectivamente. Conclusiones: Una intervención educativa directa sobre el paciente es efectiva para cambiar de marca de fantasía a genérico. La motivación y el conocimiento sobre los medicamentos genéricos por parte del médico de cabecera son factores influyentes sobre su uso. La aplicación de los precios de

  10. La percepción del riesgo como componente de la Educación Ambiental en las instituciones escolares.

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    Osmel Jiménez Denis

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En el sistema educativo cubano se desarrollan transformaciones dirigidas a fortalecer la labor educativa en los diferentes niveles educativos. En consecuencia, se reconoce a la educación ambiental como componente del proceso formativo que tiene lugar en cada uno de ellos. Investigaciones realizadas en Cuba reflejan que un elemento importante en esta dirección lo constituye la baja percepción de riesgo en la sociedad cubana en la prevención de desastres naturales, fundamentalmente en la etapa de la adolescencia. La presente investigación, tuvo lugar en tres secundarias básicas del territorio espirituano, seleccionando un grupo de 30 estudiantes en cada una para buscar información. Como resultado se sistematizaron los referentes teóricos-metodológicos que sustentan la percepción de riesgos como componente de la Educación Ambiental para el Desarrollo Sostenible. Además, derivado de un estudio preliminar, se presentan procedimientos que permiten contribuir a la educación de la percepción de riesgos en los adolescentes, tomando como referencia la situación ambiental comunitaria y el modelo actual de escuela Secundaria Básica.

  11. Comparison of postural sway depending on balance pad type.

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    Lee, DongGeon; Kim, HaNa; An, HyunJi; Jang, JiEun; Hong, SoungKyun; Jung, SunHye; Lee, Kyeongbong; Choi, Myong-Ryol; Lee, Kyung-Hee; Lee, GyuChang

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    [Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to compare the postural sway of healthy adults standing on different types of balance pads. [Subjects and Methods] Nine healthy adults participated in this study. Postural body sway was measured while participants were standing on four different types of balance pads: Balance-pad Elite (BE), Aero-Step XL (AS), Dynair Ballkissen Senso (DBS), and Dynair Ballkissen XXL Meditation and Yoga (DBMY). A Wii Balance Board interfaced with Balancia software was used to measure postural body sway. [Results] In the sway velocity, sway path length, and sway area, no significant differences were found between baseline conditions (participants were standing on the floor with no balance pad) and the use of the BE or AS. However, significant increases in all parameters were found comparing baseline conditions to the use of either Dynair balance pad. Furthermore, the use of either Dynair balance pad significantly increased postural sway compared to both the BE and the AS. [Conclusion] These findings suggest that the DBS and DBMY balance pads may serve as superior tools for providing unstable condition for balance training than the BE and the AS balance pads.

  12. Foot Posture and Patellar Tendon Pain Among Adult Volleyball Players

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    de Groot, Reinier; Malliaras, Peter; Munteanu, Shannon; Payne, Craig; Morrissey, Dylan; Maffulli, Nicola

    Objective: We hypothesized that individuals with a normal foot posture would be less likely to experience patellar tendon pain and pathology than those with a pronated or supinated foot. Design: Observational study. Setting: Field-based study among competing athletes. Participants: Volleyball

  13. Postural Control in Children, Teenagers and Adults with Down Syndrome

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    Rigoldi, Chiara; Galli, Manuela; Mainardi, Luca; Crivellini, Marcello; Albertini, Giorgio

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this work was to analyze postural control in Down syndrome (DS) participants considering three different groups composed by children, teenagers and adults with DS. An analysis of the centre of pressure (COP) displacement during standing position was therefore performed for the three groups of subjects. The obtained signal of COP was…

  14. Postural Stability Margins as a Function of Support Surface Slopes.

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    Aviroop Dutt-Mazumder

    Full Text Available This investigation examined the effects of slope of the surface of support (35°, 30°, 20°, 10° Facing(Toe Down, 0° Flat and 10°, 20°, 25° Facing (Toe Up and postural orientation on the margins of postural stability in quiet standing of young adults. The findings showed that the center of pressure-CoP (displacement, area and length had least motion at the baseline (0° Flat platform condition that progressively increased as a function of platform angle in both facing up and down directions. The virtual time to collision (VTC dynamics revealed that the spatio-temporal margins to the functional stability boundary were progressively smaller and the VTC time series also more regular (SampEn-Sample Entropy as slope angle increased. Surface slope induces a restricted stability region with lower dimension VTC dynamics that is more constrained when postural orientation is facing down the slope. These findings provide further evidence that VTC acts as a control variable in standing posture that is influenced by the emergent dynamics of the individual-environment-task interaction.

  15. Attention Demand and Postural Control in Children with Hearing Deficit

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    Derlich, Malgorzata; Krecisz, Krzysztof; Kuczynski, Michal

    2011-01-01

    To elucidate the mechanisms responsible for deteriorated postural control in children with hearing deficit (CwHD), we measured center-of-pressure (COP) variability, mean velocity and entropy in bipedal quiet stance (feet together) with or without the concurrent cognitive task (reaction to visual stimulus) on hard or foam surface in 29 CwHD and a…

  16. Postural Muscle Dyscoordination in Children With Cerebral Palsy

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    Jolanda C. van der Heide

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The present paper gives an overview of the knowledge currently available on muscular dyscoordination underlying postural problems in children with cerebral palsy (CP. Such information is a prerequisite for developing successful therapeutic interventions in children with CP. Until now, three children with CP functioning at GMFCS (Gross Motor Function Classification System level V have been documented. The children totally or partially lacked direction specificity in their postural adjustments and could not sit independently for more than 3 seconds. Some children functioning at GMFCS level IV have intact direction-specific adjustments, whereas others have problems in generating consistently direction-specific adjustments. Children at GMFCS levels I to III have an intact basic level of control but have difficulties in fine-tuning the degree of postural muscle contraction to the task-specific conditions, a dysfunction more prominently present in children with bilateral spastic CP than in children with spastic hemiplegia. The problems in the adaptation of the degree of muscle contraction might be the reason that children with CP, more often than typically developing children, show an excess of antagonistic coactivation during difficult balancing tasks and a preference for cranial-caudal recruitment during reaching. This might imply that both stereotypies might be regarded as functional strategies to compensate for the dysfunctional capacity to modulate subtly postural activity.

  17. Time course analysis of baroreflex sensitivity during postural stress

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    Westerhof, Berend E.; Gisolf, Janneke; Karemaker, John M.; Wesseling, Karel H.; Secher, Niels H.; van Lieshout, Johannes J.

    2006-01-01

    Postural stress requires immediate autonomic nervous action to maintain blood pressure. We determined time-domain cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and time delay (tau) between systolic blood pressure and interbeat interval variations during stepwise changes in the angle of vertical body axis

  18. Effect of acute postural variation on diabetic macular oedema

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    Vinten, Martin; la Cour, Morten; Lund-Andersen, Henrik

    2010-01-01

    This study aimed to study the pathophysiology of diabetic macular oedema (DMO) by analysis of concomitant changes in macular volume (MV), mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), intraocular pressure (IOP), and retinal artery and vein diameters in response to acute postural changes in patients with DMO...

  19. Postural control of elderly: moving to predictable and unpredictable targets.

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    Jongman, Vera; Lamoth, Claudine J C; van Keeken, Helco; Caljouw, Simone R

    2012-01-01

    Impaired postural control with muscle weakness is an important predictor of falls within the elderly population.Particular daily activities that require weight shifting in order to be able to reach a specific target (a cup on a table) require continuous adjustments to keep the body's center of mass

  20. Anticipatory postural adjustments in the back and leg lift

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    Toussaint, H.M.; Commissaris, D.A.C.M.; Beek, P.J.

    1997-01-01

    This study examined anticipatory postural adjustments in a dynamic multi-joint action in which a relatively fast voluntary movement is being executed while balance is maintained in the field of gravity. In a bi-manual whole body lifting task, the pickup of the load induces a forward shift in the