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Can Be Used for Augmentative Biological Control of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Fruit Orchards?

Insects 2019 Apr 15;10(4). Epub 2019 Apr 15.

CABI, Rue des Grillons 1, 2800 Delémont, Switzerland.

The generalist egg parasitoid (Geoffroy) (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) is the most prevalent egg parasitoid of the invasive (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in Europe. To assess its efficacy against the pest and to validate the potential risks for non-target species in a realistic field setting, inundative releases were conducted over three consecutive years in four fruit orchards in Switzerland and Italy. In total, more than 4300 females were released, which was equivalent to 11,000 to 26,000 females per hectare, depending on distances between trees in each orchard. Read More

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Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Vibration Perception Threshold in Type 2 Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Population Using 3-sites Method: Single-blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

Altern Ther Health Med 2019 Mar;25(2):36-41

Objectivest: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 8 wk of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on vibration perception threshold (VPT) in type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

Methods: Single blind parallel group randomized controlled trial was done in a tertiary center. Stratified block randomization was used for selecting participants. Read More

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A systematic review investigating outcome measures and uptake barriers when children and youth with complex disabilities use eye gaze assistive technology.

Dev Neurorehabil 2019 Apr 16:1-15. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

a Building and Designing Assistive Technologies Lab, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering , Queen's University , Kingston , Canada.

Children with complex disabilities sometimes have difficulty communicating with their parents, caregivers, and teachers. For these children, eye gaze assistive technology can be used to facilitate communication. Eye gaze assistive technology outcomes for children and youth were analyzed in this systematic review. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17518423.2019.1600066DOI Listing

Does Animation Facilitate Understanding of Graphic Symbols Representing Verbs in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder?

J Speech Lang Hear Res 2019 Apr;62(4):965-978

Department of Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Purpose The effects of animation on identification of graphic symbols for verbs were studied using the Autism Language Program Graphic Symbols Set in children diagnosed with mild-to-severe autism spectrum disorder between the ages of 3 and 7 years. Method The participants were randomly assigned to an animated symbol condition or a static symbol condition. Static symbols were spliced from the animated symbols to ensure that the symbols differed only in terms of the absence or presence of movement. Read More

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Effects of degree and symmetricity of bilateral spectral smearing, carrier frequency, and subject sex on amplitude of evoked auditory steady-state response signal.

Cogn Neurodyn 2019 Apr 13;13(2):151-160. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

1Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 133-791 Korea.

The characteristics of an auditory steady-state response (ASSR) signal can be affected by the pathophysiological statuses of the left and right ears, such as a smeared sensation by native spectral smearing owing to sensorineural hearing impairment, because they can affect the perception of the stimulus, the degree of concentration on the stimulus and comfort in concentration. However, to date, few studies have examined the effects of such smeared sensations on the amplitude of the evoked ASSR signal. In this study, we synthesized various auditory stimuli with different degrees of spectral smearing using a hearing loss simulator to match the age of participant groups with different degrees of spectral smearing. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6426890PMC

Innovations for Supporting Communication: Opportunities and Challenges for People with Complex Communication Needs.

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Martine M Smith

Folia Phoniatr Logop 2019 Apr 4:1-12. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland,

Individuals with complex communication needs have benefited greatly from technological innovations over the past two decades, as well as from social movements that have shifted focus from disability to functioning and participation in society. Three strands of technological innovation are reviewed in this paper: (1) innovations in the tools that have become available, specifically tablet technologies; (2) innovations in access methods (eye gaze technologies and brain-computer interfaces); and (3) innovations in output, specifically speech technologies. The opportunities these innovations offer are explored, as are some of the challenges that they imply, not only for individuals with complex communication needs, but also for families, professionals, and researchers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000496729DOI Listing
April 2019
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Communication skills among children with spinal muscular atrophy type 1: A parent survey.

Assist Technol 2019 Apr 4:1-11. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

b Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Children's National Health System , Washington DC , USA.

Spinal muscular atrophy is one of the most common fatal autosomal recessive disorders. Children diagnosed with SMA Type 1 (SMAT1) demonstrate severe oral motor weakness and flaccid dysarthria progressing to complete anarthria. A review of literature illustrates that little has been described regarding augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use among these children, although communication has a critical impact on quality of life and participation in daily activities. Read More

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April 2019
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, a Candidate Parasitoid for the Biological Control of in Africa, is already Present on the Continent.

Insects 2019 Mar 29;10(4). Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Natural History Museum, London SW75BD, UK.

The fall armyworm, , a moth originating from tropical and subtropical America, has recently become a serious pest of cereals in sub-Saharan Africa. Biological control offers an economically and environmentally safer alternative to synthetic insecticides that are being used for the management of this pest. Consequently, various biological control options are being considered, including the introduction of , the main egg parasitoid of in the Americas, where it is already used in augmentative biological control programmes. Read More

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March 2019
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Genome-wide analyses of single nucleotide polymorphisms reveal the consequences of traditional mass-rearing on genetic variation in Aphytis melinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae): The danger of putting all eggs in one basket.

Pest Manag Sci 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA, 92521, USA.

Background: Aphytis melinus DeBach (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) is a highly effective biocontrol agent of the California red scale Aonidiella aurantii (Maskell). It is commercially reared and used for augmentative releases within integrated pest management programs. However, mass rearing of biocontrol agents can result in population bottlenecks and high levels of inbreeding and/or adaptation to the factitious rearing conditions. Read More

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Augmentative antirotational plating provided a significantly higher union rate than exchanging reamed nailing in treatment for femoral shaft aseptic atrophic nonunion - retrospective cohort study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2019 Mar 25;20(1):127. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, 5, Fu-Hsing St. Kwei Shan, Tao-Yuan, 33302, Taiwan.

Background: Atrophic nonunion of femoral shaft fracture after intramedullary (IM) nailing is uncommon. The treatment for femoral shaft aseptic atrophic non-union remained controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the surgical results between exchanging reamed nailing (ERN) and augmentative antirotational plating (AAP) for femoral shaft aseptic atrophic nonunion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6434807PMC

An online community of practice to improve intervention for individuals with complex communication needs.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 22:1-6. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

b Department of Pediatrics , Oregon Health and Science University , Portland , OR , USA.

Collaboration and information sharing are essential in the fast moving world of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This paper describes communities of practice, justifies their need in AAC, and introduces the Communication Matrix Community of Practice (CMCoP)-an online community of practice for professionals and family members supporting individuals at the earliest stages of communication development. Stakeholders share the goal of advancing language and communication intervention for individuals with complex communication needs. Read More

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March 2019
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Augmentative and alternative communication in the Philippines: a survey of speech-language pathologist competence, training, and practice.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 19:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

b Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Medical Professions , University of the Philippines Manila , Manila , Philippines.

A cross-sectional survey study was undertaken to describe the perceived competence, pre- and post-professional training, and practice of Filipino speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Printed and electronic questionnaires were distributed to all SLPs in the Philippines with at least 1 year of practice experience. A total of 152 (47%) questionnaires were returned. Read More

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Morphophysiological and molecular evidence supporting the augmentative role of Piriformospora indica in mitigation of salinity in Cucumis melo L.

Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2019 Mar;51(3):301-312

School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Salinity is one of the major limiting factors in plant growth and productivity. Cucumis melo L. is a widely cultivated plant, but its productivity is significantly influenced by the level of salinity in soil. Read More

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Providing Supportive Hospital Environments to Promote the Language Development of Infants and Children Born Prematurely: Insights From Neuroscience.

J Pediatr Health Care 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Introduction: Rapid neural development occurs beginning in utero and extending throughout a child's first years of life, shaped by environmental input, which is essential for language learning. If this development is disrupted by premature birth and/or related repeated hospitalizations, atypical language development may result even in the absence of severe neurologic damage.

Method: This narrative review describes typical neurodevelopment associated with language and the atypical neurodevelopment often experienced by children born prematurely that can adversely affect their language development. Read More

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Feasibility of parent communication training with remote coaching using smartphone apps.

Int J Lang Commun Disord 2019 Mar;54(2):265-280

Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Background: Communication training for parents of young children with neurodisability is often delivered in groups and includes video coaching. Group teaching is problematic when there is wide variation in the characteristics and needs amongst participants.

Aims: To assess the potential feasibility and acceptability of delivering one-to-one parent training supported by remote coaching using smartphone apps and of conducting further trials of the intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12468DOI Listing
March 2019
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Preliminary Assessment of the Need and Awareness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems in Armenia.

Iran J Public Health 2019 Jan;48(1):173-175

Department of Speech Therapy and Rehabilitation, Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan, Yerevan, Armenia.

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January 2019

Caregivers', teachers', and assistants' use and learning of partner strategies in communication using high-tech speech-generating devices with children with severe cerebral palsy.

Assist Technol 2019 Mar 7:1-9. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

a Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Disability and Habilitation , Uppsala University , Uppsala , Sweden.

Communication with speech generating devices (SGDs) with children with severe physical, communicative and cognitive impairments, such as children with cerebral palsy (CP), can be difficult. Use of partner strategies facilitates the communication and instructional approaches such as feedback and role play facilitate communication partners' learning in how to use partner strategies. To describe communication partners' use and learning about partner strategies in SGD-mediated communication with children with severe CP. Read More

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March 2019
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Updated Methods for the Production of Toxorhynchites rutilus septentrionalis (Diptera, Culicidae) for Use as Biocontrol Agent Against Container Breeding Pest Mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas.

J Insect Sci 2019 Mar;19(2)

Biological Control Mosquito Initiative, DRAC/MAP Harris County Precinct, Commissioner Cagle, Louetta Road, Spring TX.

The complex biologies of pestiferous mosquito species complicate the development of a single, across the board effective control measure. The use of traditional biological control through predators, parasitoids, and microbes, though part of a multimodal, integrated pest management approach, is scant in current standard mosquito control operations. At this time, traditional, whole organism mosquito biocontrol agents are not commercially available, and if their integration into a release program is desired, they must be developed in-house. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407668PMC
March 2019
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Clinical Measures of Bulbar Dysfunction in ALS.

Front Neurol 2019 19;10:106. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Computational Neuroimaging Group, Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Bulbar impairment represents a hallmark feature of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) that significantly impacts survival and quality of life. Speech and swallowing dysfunction are key contributors to the clinical heterogeneity of ALS and require well-timed and carefully coordinated interventions. The accurate clinical, radiological and electrophysiological assessment of bulbar dysfunction in ALS is one of the most multidisciplinary aspects of ALS care, requiring expert input from speech-language pathologists (SLPs), neurologists, otolaryngologists, augmentative alternative communication (AAC) specialists, dieticians, and electrophysiologists-each with their own evaluation strategies and assessment tools. Read More

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https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fneur.2019.00106
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6389633PMC
February 2019
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A Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety Between Hyaluronic Acid and Polylactic Acid Filler Injection in Penile Augmentation: A Multicenter, Patient/Evaluator-Blinded, Randomized Trial.

J Sex Med 2019 Apr 2;16(4):577-585. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Studies about the clinical utility of fillers on penile augmentation (PA) are lacking. Furthermore, no randomized study has compared the utilities of fillers.

Aim: To compare the efficacy and safety between hyaluronic acid (HA) and polylactic acid (PLA) filler injection for PA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.01.310DOI Listing
April 2019
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"He's worth the extra work": The employment experiences of adults with ASD who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as reported by adults with ASD, family members, and employers.

Work 2019 ;62(2):205-219

Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

Background: Employment is a key determinant in quality of life. However, less than 50% of adults with ASD are employed.

Objective: In order to better support community-based employment for persons with ASD who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), there is a need to better understand those situations in which successful outcomes have been achieved. Read More

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January 2019
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Design Requirements for a Digital Aid to Support Adults With Mild Learning Disabilities During Clinical Consultations: Qualitative Study With Experts.

JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Mar 4;6(1):e10449. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Digital Health and Well-Being Group, Department of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Background: Adults with mild learning disabilities (MLDs) face a plethora of obstacles when accessing effective health care. Central to many of these barriers is communication, with medical practitioners often remaining untrained on how to interact with patients who have learning disabilities (LDs). To date, research on how to promote this communication has largely centered on the development of low-tech aids. Read More

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March 2019
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Evolution of Full Facial Feminization Surgery: Creating the Gendered Face With an All-in-one Procedure.

J Craniofac Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Maxillo Facial Surgery, Largo Palagi, Florence, Italy.

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) has recently gained popularity to enhance the female facial profile and promote a real transformation of the male to female face in transgender patients. The term involves overlapping of the surgical procedures devoted to feminization and represents a dual and reversible procedure unique in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Indeed, FFS envisages modifications of the hard and soft tissues and is both reductive and augmentative. Read More

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February 2019
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Building capacity in AAC: A person-centred approach to supporting participation by people with complex communication needs.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 27;35(1):56-68. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

e Bryn Mawr , PA , USA.

Effective communication is based both on the capacity of the person with complex communication needs, and of other key stakeholders (including communication and education professionals, family members, community partners, and healthcare professionals), to ensure that appropriate AAC supports are provided. In this paper, we describe strategies to build awareness of AAC and to assist people with complex communication needs in obtaining needed services; to build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of AAC service providers; to provide instruction for people with complex communication needs, as well as communication partners and advocates; and to develop communication supports in society more broadly. We also provide an agenda for building capacity in research and development activities to support full participation by people with complex communication needs throughout society. Read More

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Effect of fruit and host fly species on the associative learning by Fopius arisanus.

Bull Entomol Res 2019 Feb 26:1-11. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),08 BP 0932 Tri Postal, Cotonou,Benin.

Parasitoids, released in augmentative biological control programmes, which display a rapid host-location capacity, have a higher likelihood of successfully controlling target pest species. By learning to associate sensory cues to a suitable oviposition site, might parasitoids used as biological control agents, locate hosts more rapidly, and perhaps increase the efficacity of e.g. Read More

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February 2019
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Error patterns and revisions in the graphic symbol utterances of 3- and 4-year-old children who need augmentative and alternative communication.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Feb 26:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

a Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences , University of New Mexico , Albuquerque , NM , USA.

The purpose of this study was to explore the errors and revisions (i.e., repairs) that 3- and 4-year-old children who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) make as they construct 2-3-word utterances using graphic symbols. Read More

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February 2019

Perception of speech and language pathologists towards augmentative and alternative communication in Pakistan.

J Pak Med Assoc 2019 Feb;69(2):164-167

Noor International University.

Objective: To determine the level of understanding and use of augmentative and alternative communication devices in Pakistani speech pathologists..

Methods: The cross-sectional survey was conducted from January to June 2015 in six major cities of Pakistan: Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar. Read More

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Augmentation of Saporin-Based Immunotoxins for Human Leukaemia and Lymphoma Cells by Triterpenoid Saponins: The Modifying Effects of Small Molecule Pharmacological Agents.

Toxins (Basel) 2019 Feb 20;11(2). Epub 2019 Feb 20.

The Simon Flavell Leukaemia Research Laboratory, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK.

Triterpenoid saponins from (SA) significantly augment the cytotoxicity of saporin-based immunotoxins but the mechanism of augmentation is not fully understood. We investigated the effects of six small molecule pharmacological agents, which interfere with endocytic and other processes, on SA-mediated augmentation of saporin and saporin-based immunotoxins (ITs) directed against CD7, CD19, CD22 and CD38 on human lymphoma and leukaemia cell lines. Inhibition of clathrin-mediated endocytosis or endosomal acidification abolished the SA augmentation of saporin and of all four immunotoxins tested but the cytotoxicity of each IT or saporin alone was largely unaffected. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6410249PMC
February 2019

The TLR3 Agonist Poly Inosinic:Cytidylic Acid Significantly Augments the Therapeutic Activity of an Anti-CD7 Immunotoxin for Human T-cell Leukaemia.

Biomedicines 2019 Feb 16;7(1). Epub 2019 Feb 16.

The Simon Flavell Leukaemia Research Laboratory, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK.

We have previously shown that antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) cooperates with immunotoxin (IT)-mediated killing of human leukaemia cells in an severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mouse model of human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (SCID-HSB-2 mice), but not in an equivalent non-obese diabetic (NOD)/SCID mouse model. In these earlier studies, we reasoned that diminished ADCC due to the functional deficit in natural killer (NK) cell activity in NOD/SCID mice resulted in a failure of effective perforin/granzyme-mediated cytotoxicity necessary for the delivery of the augmentative effect. Poly-inosinic-cytidylic acid [poly (I:C)] is a synthetic dsRNA toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) agonist that possesses a number of biological properties that includes the in vivo activation of NK cells. Read More

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February 2019

Digital communication support in interaction involving people with dementia.

Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 2019 Apr 11;44(1):41-50. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

a Division of Speech Language Pathology Audiology and Otorhinolaryngology , Linköping University , Linköping , Sweden.

Background: People with dementia frequently suffer from communication disabilities, which usually influence their quality of life. The communication disabilities may affect a person's possibility to participate in interaction as a result of reduced ability to initiate new topics and difficulties in contributing new information to maintain the conversational topic. Technical aids have been proved useful to facilitate communicative activities by supporting memory and stimulating communicative initiatives. Read More

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April 2019
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"Now I am a techie too" - parental perceptions of using mobile technology for communication by children with complex communication needs in the Global South.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Feb 8:1-12. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation , Colombo , Sri Lanka.

Purpose: Parental perceptions are key to the uptake of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for their children with complex communication needs. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of parents in a resource poor Global South country on the use of mobile technology as AAC devices.

Materials And Methods: Sixteen participants (11 female; 5 male) were included in the study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2018.1554713DOI Listing
February 2019
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Exploring participation experiences of youth who use AAC in social media settings: impact of an e-mentoring intervention.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Feb 8:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

c Health Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University , Adelaide , Australia.

The contribution of cross-age peer e-mentoring on reported experiences of participation during online conversations using social media was explored in this pre-experimental study. Young people (n = 4, aged 13; 4-18;3 [years; months]) who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) participated in an e-mentoring intervention. Two mentors who also used AAC had regular conversations with the participants via Facebook , email, or Skype . Read More

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February 2019

Three-dimensional printing of a patient-specific engineered nasal cartilage for augmentative rhinoplasty.

J Tissue Eng 2019 Jan-Dec;10:2041731418824797. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea.

Autologous cartilages or synthetic nasal implants have been utilized in augmentative rhinoplasty to reconstruct the nasal shape for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Autologous cartilage is considered to be an ideal graft, but has drawbacks, such as limited cartilage source, requirements of additional surgery for obtaining autologous cartilage, and donor site morbidity. In contrast, synthetic nasal implants are abundantly available but have low biocompatibility than the autologous cartilages. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6351972PMC
January 2019
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Measures for social support in raising a child with a disability: A scoping review.

Child Care Health Dev 2019 Mar;45(2):159-174

International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, University of South Australia, South Australia.

Background: The benefits of social support for caregivers raising a child with a disability have been identified in the literature. These benefits include the improvement of the mental and physical well-being of the caregivers, improvement in caregiving styles, and overall improvement of family quality of life. Whilst the benefits of social support are widely reported, the definitions and measures of social support in the literature are varied. Read More

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March 2019
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Short implants in the posterior maxilla to avoid sinus augmentation procedure: 5-year results from a retrospective cohort study.

Int J Implant Dent 2019 Jan 22;5(1). Epub 2019 Jan 22.

FORM-Lab, Department for Oral, Cranio-Maxillofacial, and Facial Plastic Surgery, Medical Center of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Background: Short implants present a promising approach for patients with advanced atrophy to avoid augmentative procedures. However, concerns about increased biological and technical complications due to an unfavorable implant-crown ratio are still present.

Purpose: The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate whether a reduced implant length has any impact on implant success and peri-implant hard and soft tissue health in implants placed in the posterior maxilla to avoid sinus augmentation procedures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340912PMC
January 2019
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New and emerging access technologies for adults with complex communication needs and severe motor impairments: State of the science.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 21;35(1):13-25. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

a Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals , Lincoln , NE , USA.

Individuals with complex communication needs often use alternative access technologies to control their augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, their computers, and mobile technologies. While a range of access devices is available, many challenges continue to exist, particularly for those with severe motor-control limitations. For some, access options may not be readily available or access itself may be inaccurate and frustrating. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07434618.2018.1556730DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6436971PMC
March 2019
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Toward greater involvement of youth with complex communication needs in the selection of augmentative and alternative communication devices.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2019 Jan 17:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

a Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy , University of Toronto , Toronto , Canada.

Purpose: The study aim was to examine the measurement properties of the Youth Evaluation of Products Scale for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (YEP-AAC) as a means to understand the product attitudes of youth toward their AAC devices.

Methods: In study 1, four males and two females between the ages of 8 and 17 years (median age = 14 years) participated in face-to-face interviews. A researcher administered the YEP-AAC and then asked youths to explain the rationale for their item ratings. Read More

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January 2019
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Surgical Treatment of Periimplantitis With Augmentative Techniques.

Implant Dent 2019 04;28(2):187-209

Professor, Chairman, Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Carolinum, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Objectives: To address the focused question: "In patients with osseointegrated implants diagnosed with periimplantitis, what are the clinical and radiographic outcomes of augmentative surgical interventions compared with nonaugmentative surgical measures"?

Material And Methods: Literature screening was performed in MEDLINE through the PubMed database, for articles published until January 1, 2018. Human studies reporting on the clinical (ie, bleeding on probing [BOP] and probing depth [PD] changes) and/or radiographic (ie, periimplant defect reduction and/or fill) treatment outcomes after surgical augmentative periimplantitis therapy, and/or comparing augmentative and nonaugmentative surgical approaches were searched.

Results: Thirteen comparative and 11 observational clinical studies were included. Read More

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April 2019
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Challenges and opportunities in augmentative and alternative communication: Research and technology development to enhance communication and participation for individuals with complex communication needs.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 16;35(1):1-12. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

d InvoTek, Inc , Alma , AR , USA.

The field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has witnessed significant changes since its inception. AAC services are now considered for a much greater number of individuals with complex communication needs and there are many more AAC options available as communication supports, including a proliferation of technologies. The scope and options for communication within society have increased substantially to include a wide array of digital and social media. Read More

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New and emerging AAC technology supports for children with complex communication needs and their communication partners: State of the science and future research directions.

Augment Altern Commun 2019 Mar 16;35(1):26-41. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders , The Pennsylvania State University , University Park , PA , USA.

This paper discusses recent research and development with a specific focus on selected new and emerging research-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies that are developmentally appropriate and responsive to the individual interests, needs, and skills of children with developmental disabilities, their families, peers, and other communication partners. Specifically, this paper reviews the state of the science and future directions related to recent research and development of AAC technologies as supports to (a) enhance language learning, (b) facilitate social interaction, (c) improve literacy skills, (d) increase participation in society, and (e) teach interaction strategies to communication partners. Read More

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Exploration of head-related transfer function and environmental sounds as a means to improve auditory scanning for children requiring augmentative and alternative communication.

Assist Technol 2019 Jan 11:1-10. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Communication Sciences and Disorders , Ohio University , Athens , OH , USA.

Many individuals who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) cannot directly select items on computer-based displays. Individuals who also have visual impairments may need to rely on sequential announcement of array choices in auditory scanning. The method is challenging and there is a lack of research to improve this access method. Read More

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January 2019

Encoding of kinetic and kinematic movement parameters in the sensorimotor cortex: A Brain-Computer Interface perspective.

Eur J Neurosci 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

For severely paralyzed people, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) can potentially replace lost motor output and provide a brain-based control signal for augmentative and alternative communication devices or neuroprosthetics. Many BCIs focus on neuronal signals acquired from the hand area of the sensorimotor cortex, employing changes in the patterns of neuronal firing or spectral power associated with one or more types of hand movement. Hand and finger movement can be described by two groups of movement features, namely kinematics (spatial and motion aspects) and kinetics (muscles and forces). Read More

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January 2019
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Effects of Tobacco Usage and Antiretroviral Therapy on Biomarkers of Systemic Immune Activation in HIV-Infected Participants.

Mediators Inflamm 2018 9;2018:8357109. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Department of Immunology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Like HIV infection, smoking, which is common among HIV-infected persons, is associated with chronic, systemic inflammation. However, the possible augmentative effects of HIV infection and smoking and other types of tobacco usage on indices of systemic inflammation and the impact of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) thereon remain largely unexplored and represent the focus of the current study. Of the total number of HIV-infected persons recruited to the study ( = 199), 100 were categorised as pre-cART and 99 as virally suppressed (HIV viral load < 40 copies/mL). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6304812PMC
December 2018
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Provisional best practices guidelines for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Muscle Nerve 2019 May 22;59(5):531-536. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA, U.S.A., ALS Augmentative Communication Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Introduction: Universally established comprehensive clinical bulbar scales objectively assessing disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are currently lacking. The goal of this working group project is to design a best practice set of provisional bulbar ALS guidelines, available for immediate implementation within all ALS clinics.

Methods: ALS specialists across multiple related disciplines participated in a series of clinical bulbar symposia, intending to identify and summarize the currently accepted best practices for the assessment and management of bulbar dysfunction in ALS Results: Summary group recommendations for individual speech, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and swallowing sections were achieved, focusing on the optimal proposed level of care within each domain. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/mus.26408
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May 2019
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Norms for a Pictographic System: The Aragonese Portal of Augmentative/Alternative Communication (ARASAAC) System.

Front Psychol 2018 14;9:2538. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Psychology, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain.

Different systems are used to facilitate communication for people with speech problems. Among these, pictographic systems offer an extraordinary solution for many people with severe communication disorders; for example, people with autism spectrum disorders, aphasia, cognitive impairment, cerebral palsy, etc. The pictographic system called Aragonese Portal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ARASAAC http://arasaac. Read More

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December 2018
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A 4-year follow-up case of extrusive luxation in a patient with cerebral palsy.

Spec Care Dentist 2019 Mar 3;39(2):225-230. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth. Communication can be a challenge when treating patients with CP. Some patients can communicate verbally, while others use augmentative alternative communication tools or have individualized means of communication. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/scd.12348
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March 2019
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Telling tales: unlocking the potential of AAC technologies.

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Annalu Waller

Int J Lang Commun Disord 2019 Mar 30;54(2):159-169. Epub 2018 Dec 30.

Computing, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK.

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has been transformed by the social media revolution made possible by the emergence of mobile technology. The cumbersome dedicated devices of the 1970s have evolved into a burgeoning AAC app industry. However, the limited use and abandonment of AAC technologies remains high. Read More

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March 2019
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Implementation of pictorial support for communication with people who have been forced to flee: Experiences from neonatal care.

J Child Health Care 2018 Dec 26:1367493518819210. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

3 Institute of Health and Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

A first attempt was made to introduce picture-based communication at a Swedish neonatal ward to facilitate communication with immigrant patients having fled their country of origin. Six members of staff were interviewed about their experiences using semi-structured dyadic interviews. Their answers were analysed using inductive content analysis, and the results were related to a theoretical framework called Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services. Read More

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December 2018
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A quality improvement pilot assessment of the safety and associated outcomes of a viable cryopreserved umbilical tissue allograft as an adjunct surgical wrap in peroneus brevis tendon repair.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(51):e13662

Osiris Therapeutics, Columbia, MD.

Surgical tendon repairs of the lower extremity are frequently associated with post-operative (post-op) risks that result in poor patient outcomes. Initially, increased pain levels may contribute to extended post-op rehabilitation while the development of tissue adhesions and fibrosis limit long-term functionality through reduced range of motion. Several surgical methods describing incorporation of various augmentative graft materials in tendon repair exist. Read More

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December 2018
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A Weighted Speaker-Specific Confusion Transducer-Based Augmentative and Alternative Speech Communication Aid for Dysarthric Speakers.

IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2019 Feb 17;27(2):187-197. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

An augmentative and alternative speech communication (AASC) aid comprises a speech recognition system and a speech synthesis system. The main challenge in developing such an aid for dysarthric speakers lies in handling errors in the text derived from the recognition system. These errors (substitution, deletion, and insertion) may be due to inability of a dysarthric speaker to utter certain phones (articulatory error) or due to inaccuracy of the models trained (modeling error). Read More

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February 2019
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