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María José Garcés Hernández, Miguel Klünder, Nayely Garibay Nieto, Juan Carlos López Alvarenga, Jenny Vilchis Gil, Samuel Flores Huerta, Rosa Quispe Siccha, Joselin Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: Visceral adiposity index (VAI) is a mathematical model associated with cardiometabolic risk in adults, but studies on children failed to support this association. Our group has proposed a pediatric VAI model using pediatric ranges, but it has not yet been evaluated and needs further adjustments. The objective of this study was to further adjust the proposed pediatric VAI by age, creating a new pediatric metabolic index (PMI), and assess the correlation of the PMI with insulin resistance indexes and hepatic enzymes...
March 2018: Endocrine Practice
María Elisa Coelho-Medeiros, Jonathan Bronstein, Karina Aedo, Jaime A Pereira, Verónica Arraño, Carolina A Pérez, Patricia M Valenzuela, Rosario Moore, Isabel Garrido, Paula Bedregal
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December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Michael B Wayson, Wesley E Bolch
Various computational tools are currently available that facilitate patient organ dosimetry in diagnostic nuclear medicine, yet they are typically restricted to reporting organ doses to ICRP-defined reference phantoms. The present study, while remaining computational phantom based, provides straightforward tools to adjust reference phantom organ dose for both internal photon and electron sources. A wide variety of monoenergetic specific absorbed fractions (SAFs) were computed using radiation transport simulations for tissue spheres of varying size and separation distance...
March 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Zhen Li, Xinmei Zhou, Jing Cao, Zheng Li, Xia Wan, Jiaqian Li, Jing Jiao, Ge Liu, Ying Liu, Fangfang Li, Baoyun Song, Jingfen Jin, Liu Yilan, Xianxiu Wen, Shouzhen Cheng, Xinjuan Wu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding major immobility complications (pressure ulcers, pneumonia, deep vein thrombosis and urinary tract infections) and explore the correlation of nurses' knowledge and attitudes with the incidence of these complications. BACKGROUND: Immobility complications have adverse consequences, and effective management requires appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills. Evidence about nurses' knowledge and attitudes regarding immobility complications is lacking...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Peng Wang, San-Pin Wu, Kelsey E Brooks, Andrew M Kelleher, Jessica Milano-Foster, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Forkhead box A2 (FOXA2) is a pioneer transcription factor involved in organ development, function and cancer. In the uterus, FOXA2 is essential for pregnancy and expressed specifically in the glands of the endometrium loss of FOXA2 function occurs during development of endometrial cancer in humans. The present study describes the development of a mouse model for conditional expression of mouse FOXA2. Using a system consisting of a minigene located at the Rosa26 locus, a CAG-S-mFOXA2 allele was generated in embryonic stem cells and subsequently in mice; before activation, the minigene is silent due to a floxed stop cassette inserted between the promoter and the transgene...
March 13, 2018: Endocrinology
Ann M Steffen, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Katherine M Arenella, Alma Au, Sheung-Tak Cheng, María Crespo, Victoria Cristancho-Lacroix, Javier López, Andrés Losada-Baltar, María Márquez-González, Celia Nogales-González, Rosa Romero-Moreno
Background and Objectives: This article reviews an instrument used in cross-national research with dementia family caregivers-the Revised Scale for Caregiving Self-Efficacy (RSCSE). Although the RSCSE has been translated into multiple languages, few studies have examined scale performance across samples. We examine congruence of psychometric, reliability, and validity data to inform research and practice. Methods: We conducted citation searches using Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and PsycINFO...
March 12, 2018: Gerontologist
Emiko Kamitani, Jyu-Lin Chen, Carmen Portillo, Jason Tokumoto, Carol Dawson-Rose
Instruments to measure HIV stigma in people living with HIV in the United States or in Asia may not be sensitive enough to capture the stigma experienced by Asians living with HIV (ALWH) in the United States. Our purpose was to adapt the shortened Berger Stigma Scale to be culturally appropriate for ALWH in the United States. We conducted a mixed-method study (i.e., five in-depth face-to-face interviews, six subject matter expert reviews, two focus groups [n = 11]) to generate new scale items and a cross-sectional survey (n = 67) to evaluate the psychometric properties of the adapted scale called Stigma Scale for ALWH...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
Worapan Kusakunniran, Qiang Wu, Panrasee Ritthipravat, Jian Zhang
(Background and Objective): The occurrence of hard exudates is one of the early signs of diabetic retinopathy which is one of the leading causes of the blindness. Many patients with diabetic retinopathy lose their vision because of the late detection of the disease. Thus, this paper is to propose a novel method of hard exudates segmentation in retinal images in an automatic way. (Methods): The existing methods are based on either supervised or unsupervised learning techniques. In addition, the learned segmentation models may often cause miss-detection and/or fault-detection of hard exudates, due to the lack of rich characteristics, the intra-variations, and the similarity with other components in the retinal image...
May 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Abdulwahab A Alkhamis
BACKGROUND: Insufficient knowledge of health insurance benefits could be associated with lack of access to health care, particularly for minority populations. This study aims to assess the association between expatriates' knowledge of health insurance benefits and lack of access to health care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was conducted from March 2015 to February 2016 among 3398 insured male expatriates in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The dependent variable was binary and expresses access or lack of access to health care...
March 15, 2018: BMC Public Health
Agnes Leu, Corinna Jung, Marianne Frech, Joe Sempik, Urs Moser, Martin Verner, Saul Becker
BACKGROUND: In Switzerland, the issue of young carers and young adult carers - young people under the age of 18 and 24 respectively, who take on significant or substantial caring tasks and levels of responsibility that would usually be associated with an adult - has not been researched before. The number of these younger carers is unknown, as is the extent and kind of their caring activities and the outcomes for their health, well-being, psycho-social development, education, transitions to adulthood, future employability and economic participation...
March 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Yu Zhan, Yuzhou Luo, Xunfei Deng, Kaishan Zhang, Minghua Zhang, Michael L Grieneisen, Baofeng Di
A novel model named random-forest-spatiotemporal-kriging (RF-STK) was developed to estimate the daily ambient NO2 concentrations across China during 2013-2016 based on the satellite retrievals and geographic covariates. The RF-STK model showed good prediction performance, with cross-validation R2=0.62 (RMSE=13.3 µg/m3) for daily and R2=0.73 (RMSE=6.5 µg/m3) for spatial predictions. The nationwide population-weighted multiyear average of NO2 was predicted to be 30.9±11.7 µg/m3 (mean±standard deviation), with a slowly but significantly decreasing trend at a rate of -0...
March 16, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Irene Fondón, Auxiliadora Sarmiento, Ana Isabel García, María Silvestre, Catarina Eloy, António Polónia, Paulo Aguiar
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Its early diagnosis is extremely important to prevent avoidable deaths. However, malignancy assessment of tissue biopsies is complex and dependent on observer subjectivity. Moreover, hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained histological images exhibit a highly variable appearance, even within the same malignancy level. In this paper, we propose a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) tool for automated malignancy assessment of breast tissue samples based on the processing of histological images...
March 8, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
Peng Li, Chandan Karmakar, John Yearwood, Svetha Venkatesh, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Changchun Liu
Entropy measures that assess signals' complexity have drawn increasing attention recently in biomedical field, as they have shown the ability of capturing unique features that are intrinsic and physiologically meaningful. In this study, we applied entropy analysis to electroencephalogram (EEG) data to examine its performance in epilepsy detection based on short-term EEG, aiming at establishing a short-term analysis protocol with optimal seizure detection performance. Two classification problems were considered, i...
2018: PloS One
Hui Zhu, Zhixing Li, Jinglei Lv, Renliang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) describes a syndrome of neuroimaging, pathological, and associated clinical features caused by small intracranial vascular lesions, which commonly coexists with large artery atherosclerosis (LAA) and has been identified as a major cause of motor impairment over time. In this review, we aim to summarize the relationship between CSVD and LAA, and discuss the effects of CSVD on the clinical outcome of patients with ischemic stroke caused by LAA...
March 15, 2018: Neurological Research
A M Sirunyan, A Tumasyan, W Adam, F Ambrogi, E Asilar, T Bergauer, J Brandstetter, E Brondolin, M Dragicevic, J Erö, M Flechl, M Friedl, R Frühwirth, V M Ghete, J Grossmann, J Hrubec, M Jeitler, A König, N Krammer, I Krätschmer, D Liko, T Madlener, I Mikulec, E Pree, N Rad, H Rohringer, J Schieck, R Schöfbeck, M Spanring, D Spitzbart, W Waltenberger, J Wittmann, C-E Wulz, M Zarucki, V Chekhovsky, Y Dydyshka, J Suarez Gonzalez, E A De Wolf, D Di Croce, X Janssen, J Lauwers, M Van De Klundert, H Van Haevermaet, P Van Mechelen, N Van Remortel, S Abu Zeid, F Blekman, J D'Hondt, I De Bruyn, J De Clercq, K Deroover, G Flouris, D Lontkovskyi, S Lowette, S Moortgat, L Moreels, Q Python, K Skovpen, S Tavernier, W Van Doninck, P Van Mulders, I Van Parijs, D Beghin, H Brun, B Clerbaux, G De Lentdecker, H Delannoy, B Dorney, G Fasanella, L Favart, R Goldouzian, A Grebenyuk, G Karapostoli, T Lenzi, J Luetic, T Maerschalk, A Marinov, A Randle-Conde, T Seva, E Starling, C Vander Velde, P Vanlaer, D Vannerom, R Yonamine, F Zenoni, F Zhang, A Cimmino, T Cornelis, D Dobur, A Fagot, M Gul, I Khvastunov, D Poyraz, C Roskas, S Salva, M Tytgat, W Verbeke, N Zaganidis, H Bakhshiansohi, O Bondu, S Brochet, G Bruno, C Caputo, A Caudron, P David, S De Visscher, C Delaere, M Delcourt, B Francois, A Giammanco, M Komm, G Krintiras, V Lemaitre, A Magitteri, A Mertens, M Musich, K Piotrzkowski, L Quertenmont, A Saggio, M Vidal Marono, S Wertz, J Zobec, N Beliy, W L Aldá Júnior, F L Alves, G A Alves, L Brito, M Correa Martins Junior, C Hensel, A Moraes, M E Pol, P Rebello Teles, E Belchior Batista Das Chagas, W Carvalho, J Chinellato, E Coelho, E M Da Costa, G G Da Silveira, D De Jesus Damiao, S Fonseca De Souza, L M Huertas Guativa, H Malbouisson, M Melo De Almeida, C Mora Herrera, L Mundim, H Nogima, L J Sanchez Rosas, A Santoro, A Sznajder, M Thiel, E J Tonelli Manganote, F Torres Da Silva De Araujo, A Vilela Pereira, S Ahuja, C A Bernardes, T R Fernandez Perez Tomei, E M Gregores, P G Mercadante, S F Novaes, Sandra S Padula, D Romero Abad, J C Ruiz Vargas, A Aleksandrov, R Hadjiiska, P Iaydjiev, M Misheva, M Rodozov, M Shopova, G Sultanov, A Dimitrov, I Glushkov, L Litov, B Pavlov, P Petkov, W Fang, X Gao, L Yuan, M Ahmad, J G Bian, G M Chen, H S Chen, M Chen, Y Chen, C H Jiang, D Leggat, H Liao, Z Liu, F Romeo, S M Shaheen, A Spiezia, J Tao, C Wang, Z Wang, E Yazgan, H Zhang, S Zhang, J Zhao, Y Ban, G Chen, Q Li, S Liu, Y Mao, S J Qian, D Wang, Z Xu, C Avila, A Cabrera, L F Chaparro Sierra, C Florez, C F González Hernández, J D Ruiz Alvarez, B Courbon, N Godinovic, D Lelas, I Puljak, P M Ribeiro Cipriano, T Sculac, Z Antunovic, M Kovac, V Brigljevic, D Ferencek, K Kadija, B Mesic, A Starodumov, T Susa, M W Ather, A Attikis, G Mavromanolakis, J Mousa, C Nicolaou, F Ptochos, P A Razis, H Rykaczewski, M Finger, M Finger, E Carrera Jarrin, Y Assran, M A Mahmoud, A Mahrous, R K Dewanjee, M Kadastik, L Perrini, M Raidal, A Tiko, C Veelken, P Eerola, H Kirschenmann, J Pekkanen, M Voutilainen, T Järvinen, V Karimäki, R Kinnunen, T Lampén, K Lassila-Perini, S Lehti, T Lindén, P Luukka, E Tuominen, J Tuominiemi, J Talvitie, T Tuuva, M Besancon, F Couderc, M Dejardin, D Denegri, J L Faure, F Ferri, S Ganjour, S Ghosh, A Givernaud, P Gras, G Hamel de Monchenault, P Jarry, I Kucher, C Leloup, E Locci, M Machet, J Malcles, G Negro, J Rander, A Rosowsky, M Ö Sahin, M Titov, A Abdulsalam, C Amendola, I Antropov, S Baffioni, F Beaudette, P Busson, L Cadamuro, C Charlot, R Granier de Cassagnac, M Jo, S Lisniak, A Lobanov, J Martin Blanco, M Nguyen, C Ochando, G Ortona, P Paganini, P Pigard, R Salerno, J B Sauvan, Y Sirois, A G Stahl Leiton, T Strebler, Y Yilmaz, A Zabi, A Zghiche, J-L Agram, J Andrea, D Bloch, J-M Brom, M Buttignol, E C Chabert, N Chanon, C Collard, E Conte, X Coubez, J-C Fontaine, D Gelé, U Goerlach, M Jansová, A-C Le Bihan, N Tonon, P Van Hove, S Gadrat, S Beauceron, C Bernet, G Boudoul, R Chierici, D Contardo, P Depasse, H El Mamouni, J Fay, L Finco, S Gascon, M Gouzevitch, G Grenier, B Ille, F Lagarde, I B Laktineh, M Lethuillier, L Mirabito, A L Pequegnot, S Perries, A Popov, V Sordini, M Vander Donckt, S Viret, A Khvedelidze, Z Tsamalaidze, C Autermann, L Feld, M K Kiesel, K Klein, M Lipinski, M Preuten, C Schomakers, J Schulz, T Verlage, V Zhukov, A Albert, E Dietz-Laursonn, D Duchardt, M Endres, M Erdmann, S Erdweg, T Esch, R Fischer, A Güth, M Hamer, T Hebbeker, C Heidemann, K Hoepfner, S Knutzen, M Merschmeyer, A Meyer, P Millet, S Mukherjee, T Pook, M Radziej, H Reithler, M Rieger, F Scheuch, D Teyssier, S Thüer, G Flügge, B Kargoll, T Kress, A Künsken, J Lingemann, T Müller, A Nehrkorn, A Nowack, C Pistone, O Pooth, A Stahl, M Aldaya Martin, T Arndt, C Asawatangtrakuldee, K Beernaert, O Behnke, U Behrens, A Bermúdez Martínez, A A Bin Anuar, K Borras, V Botta, A Campbell, P Connor, C Contreras-Campana, F Costanza, C Diez Pardos, G Eckerlin, D Eckstein, T Eichhorn, E Eren, E Gallo, J Garay Garcia, A Geiser, A Gizhko, J M Grados Luyando, A Grohsjean, P Gunnellini, M Guthoff, A Harb, J Hauk, M Hempel, H Jung, A Kalogeropoulos, M Kasemann, J Keaveney, C Kleinwort, I Korol, D Krücker, W Lange, A Lelek, T Lenz, J Leonard, K Lipka, W Lohmann, R Mankel, I-A Melzer-Pellmann, A B Meyer, G Mittag, J Mnich, A Mussgiller, E Ntomari, D Pitzl, A Raspereza, B Roland, M Savitskyi, P Saxena, R Shevchenko, S Spannagel, N Stefaniuk, G P Van Onsem, R Walsh, Y Wen, K Wichmann, C Wissing, O Zenaiev, R Aggleton, S Bein, V Blobel, M Centis Vignali, T Dreyer, E Garutti, D Gonzalez, J Haller, A Hinzmann, M Hoffmann, A Karavdina, R Klanner, R Kogler, N Kovalchuk, S Kurz, T Lapsien, I Marchesini, D Marconi, M Meyer, M Niedziela, D Nowatschin, F Pantaleo, T Peiffer, A Perieanu, C Scharf, P Schleper, A Schmidt, S Schumann, J Schwandt, J Sonneveld, H Stadie, G Steinbrück, F M Stober, M Stöver, H Tholen, D Troendle, E Usai, L Vanelderen, A Vanhoefer, B Vormwald, M Akbiyik, C Barth, S Baur, E Butz, R Caspart, T Chwalek, F Colombo, W De Boer, A Dierlamm, B Freund, R Friese, M Giffels, D Haitz, M A Harrendorf, F Hartmann, S M Heindl, U Husemann, F Kassel, S Kudella, H Mildner, M U Mozer, Th Müller, M Plagge, G Quast, K Rabbertz, M Schröder, I Shvetsov, G Sieber, H J Simonis, R Ulrich, S Wayand, M Weber, T Weiler, S Williamson, C Wöhrmann, R Wolf, G Anagnostou, G Daskalakis, T Geralis, V A Giakoumopoulou, A Kyriakis, D Loukas, I Topsis-Giotis, G Karathanasis, S Kesisoglou, A Panagiotou, N Saoulidou, K Kousouris, I Evangelou, C Foudas, P Kokkas, S Mallios, N Manthos, I Papadopoulos, E Paradas, J Strologas, F A Triantis, M Csanad, N Filipovic, G Pasztor, O Surányi, G I Veres, G Bencze, C Hajdu, D Horvath, Á Hunyadi, F Sikler, V Veszpremi, A J Zsigmond, N Beni, S Czellar, J Karancsi, A Makovec, J Molnar, Z Szillasi, M Bartók, P Raics, Z L Trocsanyi, B Ujvari, S Choudhury, J R Komaragiri, S Bahinipati, S Bhowmik, P Mal, K Mandal, A Nayak, D K Sahoo, N Sahoo, S K Swain, S Bansal, S B Beri, V Bhatnagar, R Chawla, N Dhingra, A K Kalsi, A Kaur, M Kaur, S Kaur, R Kumar, P Kumari, A Mehta, J B Singh, G Walia, Ashok Kumar, Aashaq Shah, A Bhardwaj, S Chauhan, B C Choudhary, R B Garg, S Keshri, A Kumar, S Malhotra, M Naimuddin, K Ranjan, R Sharma, R Bhardwaj, R Bhattacharya, S Bhattacharya, U Bhawandeep, S Dey, S Dutt, S Dutta, S Ghosh, N Majumdar, A Modak, K Mondal, S Mukhopadhyay, S Nandan, A Purohit, A Roy, D Roy, S Roy Chowdhury, S Sarkar, M Sharan, S Thakur, P K Behera, R Chudasama, D Dutta, V Jha, V Kumar, A K Mohanty, P K Netrakanti, L M Pant, P Shukla, A Topkar, T Aziz, S Dugad, B Mahakud, S Mitra, G B Mohanty, N Sur, B Sutar, S Banerjee, S Bhattacharya, S Chatterjee, P Das, M Guchait, Sa Jain, S Kumar, M Maity, G Majumder, K Mazumdar, T Sarkar, N Wickramage, S Chauhan, S Dube, V Hegde, A Kapoor, K Kothekar, S Pandey, A Rane, S Sharma, S Chenarani, E Eskandari Tadavani, S M Etesami, M Khakzad, M Mohammadi Najafabadi, M Naseri, S Paktinat Mehdiabadi, F Rezaei Hosseinabadi, B Safarzadeh, M Zeinali, M Felcini, M Grunewald, M Abbrescia, C Calabria, A Colaleo, D Creanza, L Cristella, N De Filippis, M De Palma, F Errico, L Fiore, G Iaselli, S Lezki, G Maggi, M Maggi, G Miniello, S My, S Nuzzo, A Pompili, G Pugliese, R Radogna, A Ranieri, G Selvaggi, A Sharma, L Silvestris, R Venditti, P Verwilligen, G Abbiendi, C Battilana, D Bonacorsi, L Borgonovi, S Braibant-Giacomelli, R Campanini, P Capiluppi, A Castro, F R Cavallo, S S Chhibra, G Codispoti, M Cuffiani, G M Dallavalle, F Fabbri, A Fanfani, D Fasanella, P Giacomelli, C Grandi, L Guiducci, S Marcellini, G Masetti, A Montanari, F L Navarria, A Perrotta, A M Rossi, T Rovelli, G P Siroli, N Tosi, S Albergo, S Costa, A Di Mattia, F Giordano, R Potenza, A Tricomi, C Tuve, G Barbagli, K Chatterjee, V Ciulli, C Civinini, R D'Alessandro, E Focardi, P Lenzi, M Meschini, S Paoletti, L Russo, G Sguazzoni, D Strom, L Viliani, L Benussi, S Bianco, F Fabbri, D Piccolo, F Primavera, V Calvelli, F Ferro, E Robutti, S Tosi, A Benaglia, L Brianza, F Brivio, V Ciriolo, M E Dinardo, S Fiorendi, S Gennai, A Ghezzi, P Govoni, M Malberti, S Malvezzi, R A Manzoni, D Menasce, L Moroni, M Paganoni, K Pauwels, D Pedrini, S Pigazzini, S Ragazzi, N Redaelli, T Tabarelli de Fatis, S Buontempo, N Cavallo, S Di Guida, F Fabozzi, F Fienga, A O M Iorio, W A Khan, L Lista, S Meola, P Paolucci, C Sciacca, F Thyssen, P Azzi, N Bacchetta, L Benato, M Biasotto, D Bisello, A Boletti, R Carlin, A Carvalho Antunes De Oliveira, P Checchia, M Dall'Osso, P De Castro Manzano, T Dorigo, U Gasparini, A Gozzelino, S Lacaprara, P Lujan, M Margoni, A T Meneguzzo, N Pozzobon, P Ronchese, R Rossin, F Simonetto, E Torassa, S Ventura, M Zanetti, P Zotto, A Braghieri, A Magnani, P Montagna, S P Ratti, V Re, M Ressegotti, C Riccardi, P Salvini, I Vai, P Vitulo, L Alunni Solestizi, M Biasini, G M Bilei, C Cecchi, D Ciangottini, L Fanò, P Lariccia, R Leonardi, E Manoni, G Mantovani, V Mariani, M Menichelli, A Rossi, A Santocchia, D Spiga, K Androsov, P Azzurri, G Bagliesi, T Boccali, L Borrello, R Castaldi, M A Ciocci, R Dell'Orso, G Fedi, L Giannini, A Giassi, M T Grippo, F Ligabue, T Lomtadze, E Manca, G Mandorli, L Martini, A Messineo, F Palla, A Rizzi, A Savoy-Navarro, P Spagnolo, R Tenchini, G Tonelli, A Venturi, P G Verdini, L Barone, F Cavallari, M Cipriani, N Daci, D Del Re, E Di Marco, M Diemoz, S Gelli, E Longo, F Margaroli, B Marzocchi, P Meridiani, G Organtini, R Paramatti, F Preiato, S Rahatlou, C Rovelli, F Santanastasio, N Amapane, R Arcidiacono, S Argiro, M Arneodo, N Bartosik, R Bellan, C Biino, N Cartiglia, F Cenna, M Costa, R Covarelli, A Degano, N Demaria, B Kiani, C Mariotti, S Maselli, E Migliore, V Monaco, E Monteil, M Monteno, M M Obertino, L Pacher, N Pastrone, M Pelliccioni, G L Pinna Angioni, F Ravera, A Romero, M Ruspa, R Sacchi, K Shchelina, V Sola, A Solano, A Staiano, P Traczyk, S Belforte, M Casarsa, F Cossutti, G Della Ricca, A Zanetti, D H Kim, G N Kim, M S Kim, J Lee, S Lee, S W Lee, C S Moon, Y D 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An inclusive search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) produced with large transverse momentum (p_{T}) and decaying to a bottom quark-antiquark pair (bb[over ¯]) is performed using a data set of pp collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb^{-1}. A highly Lorentz-boosted Higgs boson decaying to bb[over ¯] is reconstructed as a single, large radius jet, and it is identified using jet substructure and dedicated b tagging techniques...
February 16, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Nathan Cho, Panagiotis Tsiamas, Esteban Velarde, Erik Tryggestad, Robert Jacques, Ross Berbeco, Todd McNutt, Peter Kazanzides, John Wong
PURPOSE: The Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) has been developed for conformal micro irradiation with on-board cone-beam CT (CBCT) guidance. The graphics processing unit (GPU)-accelerated Superposition-Convolution (SC) method for dose computation has been integrated into the treatment planning system (TPS) for SARRP. This paper describes the validation of the SC method for the kilovoltage energy by comparing with EBT2 film measurements and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations...
March 15, 2018: Medical Physics
Wenxue Yang, Xiaoping Yan, Qisheng Xia, Qingwen Tao, Xiaowei Gan, Yingze Zhang, Zhihua Chen, Weiping Kong
OBJECTIVES: We quantified the expression of six well-characterized microRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells to see whether they can predispose to syndesmophytes in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study involving 46 AS patients (23/23 with/without syndesmophytes) and 22 healthy controls. MicroRNAs expression was quantified by real-time PCR. RESULTS: Six examined microRNAs were comparably expressed between AS patients without syndesmophytes and healthy controls (p>0...
March 15, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
Rebecca M Schwartz, Rehana Rasul, Samantha M Kerath, Alexis R Watson, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Bian Liu, Emanuela Taioli
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of displacement due to Hurricane Sandy on mental health outcomes among residents of the greater New York City (NYC) area. DESIGN: Prospective, cross sectional. SETTING: NYC area residents, including Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island. PARTICIPANTS: In a 4.25 year period (June 2012 to September 2016), a convenience sample of 1,615 adult residents from the greater NYC area completed validated measures of hurricane exposure (including displacement), perceived stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms as well as indicators of alcohol, illicit substance, and tobacco use...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
David Haro Alonso, Miles N Wernick, Yongyi Yang, Guido Germano, Daniel S Berman, Piotr Slomka
BACKGROUND: We developed machine-learning (ML) models to estimate a patient's risk of cardiac death based on adenosine myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) and associated clinical data, and compared their performance to baseline logistic regression (LR). We demonstrated an approach to visually convey the reasoning behind a patient's risk to provide insight to clinicians beyond that of a "black box." METHODS: We trained multiple models using 122 potential clinical predictors (features) for 8321 patients, including 551 cases of subsequent cardiac death...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Sean McKenna, Marie Tierney, Aoife O'Neill, Alexander Fraser, Norelee Kennedy
Regular physical activity (PA) is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Poor sleep is a common complaint among people with RA, which may have an influence on their PA levels. There is a lack of objective information regarding total sleep time (TST) and PA duration in this population. A cross-sectional study design was used. SenseWear Pro3 Armband(R)TM is used to measure TST and total PA duration. Four valid days, with 95% wear time necessary for inclusion in final results. Disease activity and function were measured using the DAS-28, HAQ and VAS...
March 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
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