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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730082/evaluation-of-visual-quality-of-spherical-and-aspherical-intraocular-lenses-by-optical-quality-analysis-system
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Yan Chen, Xue Wang, Chuan-Di Zhou, Qiang Wu
AIM: To evaluate the impact of spherical and aspherical intraocular lenses on the postoperative visual quality of age-related cataract patients using Optical Quality Analysis System (OQAS). METHODS: Seventy-four eyes with age-related cataracts were randomly divided into spherical and aspherical lens implantation groups. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured preoperatively, one day, one week, two weeks, one month and two months after surgery. A biometric systems analysis using the OQAS objective scattering index (OSI) was performed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719614/beat-id-towards-a-computationally-low-cost-single-heartbeat-biometric-identity-check-system-based-on-electrocardiogram-wave-morphology
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Joana S Paiva, Duarte Dias, João P S Cunha
In recent years, safer and more reliable biometric methods have been developed. Apart from the need for enhanced security, the media and entertainment sectors have also been applying biometrics in the emerging market of user-adaptable objects/systems to make these systems more user-friendly. However, the complexity of some state-of-the-art biometric systems (e.g., iris recognition) or their high false rejection rate (e.g., fingerprint recognition) is neither compatible with the simple hardware architecture required by reduced-size devices nor the new trend of implementing smart objects within the dynamic market of the Internet of Things (IoT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718938/quality-control-of-ultrasound-for-fetal-biometry-results-from-the-intergrowth-21-st-project
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Angelo Cavallaro, Stephen T Ash, Raffaele Napolitano, Sikolia Wanyonyi, Eric O Ohuma, Malid Molloholli, Joyce Sande, Ippokratis Sarris, Christos Ioannou, Tess Norris, Vera Donadono, Maria Carvalho, Manorama Purwar, Fernando C Barros, Yasmin A Jaffer, Enrico Bertino, Ruyan Pang, Michael G Gravett, Laurent J Salomon, Julia Alison Noble, Douglas G Altman, Aris T Papageorghiou
OBJECTIVES: To assess a comprehensive package of ultrasound quality control in a large multicentre study of fetal growth - the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21(st) Project. METHODS: We performed quality control (QC) measures on 20,313 ultrasound scan images taken prospectively from 4,321 fetuses at 14-41 weeks' gestation in eight geographical locations. At the time of each ultrasound examination, three fetal biometric variables were measured in triplicate on separately generated images: head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC) and femur length (FL)...
July 18, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715325/inference-based-similarity-search-in-randomized-montgomery-domains-for-privacy-preserving-biometric-identification
#4
Yi Wang, Jianwu Wan, Jun Guo, Yiu-Ming Cheung, Pong C Yuen
Similarity search is essential to many important applications and often involves searching at scale on high-dimensional data based on their similarity to a query. In biometric applications, recent vulnerability studies have shown that adversarial machine learning can compromise biometric recognition systems by exploiting the biometric similarity information. Existing methods for biometric privacy protection are in general based on pairwise matching of secured biometric templates and have inherent limitations in search efficiency and scalability...
July 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712365/psychoneurometric-assessment-of-dispositional-liabilities-for-suicidal-behavior-phenotypic-and-etiological-associations
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N C Venables, J R Yancey, M D Kramer, B M Hicks, R F Krueger, W G Iacono, T E Joiner, C J Patrick
BACKGROUND: Can core genetic liabilities for suicidal behavior be indexed using psychological and neural indicators combined? The current work addressed this question by examining phenotypic and genetic associations of two biobehavioral traits, threat sensitivity (THT) and disinhibition (DIS) - operationalized as psychoneurometric variables (i.e., composites of psychological-scale and neurophysiological measures) - with suicidal behaviors in a sample of adult twins. METHODS: Participants were 444 identical and fraternal twins recruited from an urban community...
July 17, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711683/anti-obesogenic-effects-of-wy14643-ppar-alpha-agonist-hepatic-mitochondrial-enhancement-and-suppressed-lipogenic-pathway-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Flavia Maria Silva Veiga, Francielle Graus-Nunes, Tamiris Lima Rachid, Aline Barcellos Barreto, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Vanessa Souza-Mello
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) presents with growing prevalence worldwide, though its pharmacological treatment remains to be established. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a PPAR-alpha agonist on liver tissue structure, ultrastructure, and metabolism, focusing on gene and protein expression of de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis pathways, in diet-induced obese mice. Male C57BL/6 mice (three months old) received a control diet (C, 10% of lipids, n = 10) or a high-fat diet (HFD, 50% of lipids, n = 10) for ten weeks...
July 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711218/significant-axial-elongation-with-minimal-change-in-refraction-in-3-to-6-year-old-chinese-preschoolers-the-shenzhen-kindergarten-eye-study
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Xinxing Guo, Min Fu, Xiaohu Ding, Ian G Morgan, Yangfa Zeng, Mingguang He
PURPOSE: To document the distribution of ocular biometry and to evaluate its associations with refraction in a group of Chinese preschoolers. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1133 preschoolers 3 to 6 years of age from 8 representative kindergartens. METHODS: Biometric measurements including axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), and corneal radius of curvature (CR) were obtained from partial-coherence laser interferometry (IOL Master; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Oberkochen, Germany) before cycloplegia...
July 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710978/relationships-between-pops-biometrics-and-circulating-steroids-in-male-polar-bears-ursus-maritimus-from-svalbard
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Tomasz M Ciesielski, Ingunn Tjelta Hansen, Jenny Bytingsvik, Martin Hansen, Elisabeth Lie, Jon Aars, Bjørn M Jenssen, Bjarne Styrishave
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway (n = 23). Levels of pregnenolone (PRE), progesterone (PRO), androstenedione (AN), dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), testosterone (TS), dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrone (E1), 17α-estradiol (αE2) and 17β-estradiol (βE2) were quantified in polar bear serum by gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS), while POPs were measured in plasma...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709685/biometrical-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-the-revised-oecd-test-guideline-402-for-assessing-acute-dermal-toxicity
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H Mielke, J Strickland, M N Jacobs, J M Mehta
A comprehensive biometrical assessment was conducted to compare the performance of multiple test designs for acute dermal systemic toxicity to support the animal welfare update to the original OECD Test Guideline (TG) 402 for acute dermal toxicity. The test designs evaluated included: (1) two, three, or five animals per dose group (2) evident toxicity or lethality endpoints and (3) absence or presence of a one-animal sighting study. The revision of TG 402 respected the 3R principles (replace, reduce, refine) of animal testing...
July 11, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708545/multi-gait-recognition-based-on-attribute-discovery
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Xin Chen, Jian Weng, Wei Lu, Jiaming Xu
Gait recognition is an important topic in biometrics. Current works primarily focus on recognizing a single person's walking gait. However, a person's gait will change when they walk with other people. How to recognize the gait of multiple people walking is still a challenging problem. This paper proposes an attribute discovery model in a max-margin framework to recognize a person based on gait while walking with multiple people. First, human graphlets are integrated into a tracking-bydetection method to obtain a person's complete silhouette...
July 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706269/insulin-resistance-and-obesity-among-infertile-women-with-different-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-phenotypes
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Moamar Al-Jefout, Nedal Alnawaiseh, Aiman Al-Qtaitat
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common problem among Arab women and is the main cause of infertility due to anovulation. This study investigates insulin resistance (IR) and obesity in different PCOS phenotypes among infertile women (n = 213), of whom 159 had PCOS and 54 women without PCOS, recruited as a control group. Biometric, hormonal and clinical parameters were studied. IR was observed in 133 (83.6%) women with PCOS and in 25 (46.3%) women without PCOS (p < 0.001). IR was significantly associated with PCOS only among women with central obesity (χ(2) = 35...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702315/participation-in-a-farmers-market-fruit-and-vegetable-prescription-program-at-a-federally-qualified-health-center-improves-hemoglobin-a1c-in-low-income-uncontrolled-diabetics
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Richard Bryce, Claudia Guajardo, Deliana Ilarraza, Nicki Milgrom, Denise Pike, Kathryn Savoie, Felix Valbuena, Lisa R Miller-Matero
Fruit and vegetable prescription programs have been shown to increase consumption of fresh produce, but whether they have an impact on medical outcomes is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of participation in a farmers' market and fruit and vegetable prescription program on changes in hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), blood pressure (BP) and weight in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Detroit, MI. The 13-week Fresh Prescription program (June 2015-October 2015) was designed to improve access and consumption of produce among low-income patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697101/estimating-gestational-age-from-ultrasound-fetal-biometrics
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Daniel W Skupski, John Owen, Sungduk Kim, Karin M Fuchs, Paul S Albert, Katherine L Grantz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of a new formula with one developed in 1984 (and still in common use) and to develop and compare racial and ethnic-specific and racial and ethnic-neutral formulas. METHODS: The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Fetal Growth Studies-Singletons was a prospective cohort study that recruited women in four self-reported racial-ethnic groups-non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and Asian-with singleton gestations from 12 U...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691841/shared-familial-risk-between-bulimic-symptoms-and-alcohol-involvement-during-adolescence
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Jessica H Baker, Melissa A Munn-Chernoff, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson, Hermine Maes, Kenneth S Kendler
Twin studies show the established relation between bulimic symptoms and problematic alcohol involvement in adult females is partly due to shared familial factors, specifically shared genetic effects. However, it is unclear if similar shared etiological factors exist during adolescence or in males. We examined the familial overlap (i.e., genetic and common environmental correlations) between bulimic symptoms and various levels of alcohol involvement in 16- to 17-year-old female and male same-sex twin pairs using sex-specific biometrical twin modeling...
July 2017: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689748/in-vivo-corneal-pulsation-in-relation-to-in-vivo-intraocular-pressure-and-corneal-biomechanics-assessed-in-vitro-an-animal-pilot-study
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Maja M Rogala, Monika E Danielewska, Agnieszka Antończyk, Zdzisław Kiełbowicz, Marta E Rogowska, Marta Kozuń, Jerzy Detyna, D Robert Iskander
The aim was to ascertain whether the characteristics of the corneal pulse (CP) measured in-vivo in a rabbit eye change after short-term artificial increase of intraocular pressure (IOP) and whether they correlate with corneal biomechanics assessed in-vitro. Eight New Zealand white rabbits were included in this study and were anesthetized. In-vivo experiments included simultaneous measurements of the CP signal, registered with a non-contact method, IOP, intra-arterial blood pressure, and blood pulse (BPL), at the baseline and short-term elevated IOP...
July 6, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689327/in-utero-evidence-of-impaired-somatic-growth-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
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Jourdan E Triebwasser, Marjorie C Treadwell
We hypothesized that fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have impaired growth compared to expected growth for gestational age. This is a retrospective cohort study including singleton fetuses with isolated HLHS identified from a single, referral center's ultrasound database. To account for variable timing of ultrasounds, z-scores for gestational age were assigned for each biometric parameter. We identified 169 fetuses, of which 96 had more than one ultrasound. The median number of ultrasound evaluations per fetus was 2 (range 1-5)...
July 8, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685218/influence-of-cyp2c19-genotypes-on-the-occurrence-of-adverse-drug-reactions-of-voriconazole-among-hematological-patients-after-allo-hsct
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Beata Sienkiewicz, Donata Urbaniak-Kujda, Jarosław Dybko, Andrzej Dryś, Magdalena Hurkacz, Tomasz Wróbel, Anna Wiela-Hojeńska
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of different CYP2C19 genotypes on selected liver function parameters, and ADR occurrence during VCZ prophylaxis in adult patients after allo-HSCT (allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation). CYP2C19 mutations were determined in a cohort of 30 adults using PCR-RFLP methods established by Sim et al. and Goldstein and Blaisdell. The patients' protocol included biometrical and biochemical data, information on the underlying disease, chemotherapy, molds infections occurring during VCZ treatment, adverse drug reactions typical for the use of voriconazole, and probable drug - drug interactions...
July 6, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682252/low-rank-and-joint-sparse-representations-for-multi-modal-recognition
#18
Heng Zhang, Vishal M Patel, Rama Chellappa
We propose multi-task and multivariate methods for multi-modal recognition based on low-rank and joint sparse representations. Our formulations can be viewed as generalized versions of multivariate low-rank and sparse regression, where sparse and low-rank representations across all modalities are imposed. One of our methods simultaneously couples information within different modalities by enforcing the common low-rank and joint sparse constraints among multi-modal observations. We also modify our formulations by including an occlusion term that is assumed to be sparse...
October 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682016/the-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-lens-iris-diaphragm-retropulsion-syndrome-during-phacoemulsification
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Dong Hui Lim, Dong Hoon Shin, Gyule Han, Eui Sang Chung, Tae Young Chung
PURPOSE: In the present study, the incidence and risk factors of lens-iris diaphragm retropulsion syndrome (LIDRS) were evaluated. METHODS: Patients who underwent cataract surgery using phacoemulsification between June 2014 and December 2014 were included in the study. The preoperative ocular biometric and intraoperative surgical parameters were examined. The incidence of LIDRS and various risk factors were analyzed using an independent t-test, Pearson's chi-square test, and univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses...
June 26, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681907/corneal-asphericity-and-iol-power-calculation-in-eyes-with-aspherical-iols
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Giacomo Savini, Kenneth J Hoffer, Piero Barboni, Domenico Schiano Lomoriello, Pietro Ducoli
PURPOSE: Given that a previous study found that corneal asphericity influences the refractive outcome of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation by means of thin-lens formulas in eyes with spherical IOLs, the authors aimed to verify whether such influence can also be observed in eyes with aspherical IOLs. METHODS: In this retrospective comparative case series, IOL power was calculated with the Haigis, Hoffer Q, Holladay 1, and SRK/T formulas in two groups of eyes undergoing phacoemulsification and implantation of an aspherical IOL (Acrysof SN60WF; Alcon Laboratories, Inc...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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