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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227996/a-novel-approach-for-chewing-detection-based-on-a-wearable-ppg-sensor
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Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos, Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Christos Diou, Lingchuan Zhou, Janet van den Boer, Monica Mars, Anastasios Delopoulos, Janet van den Boer, Vasileios Papapanagiotou, Lingchuan Zhou, Anastasios Delopoulos, Monica Mars, Christos Diou
Monitoring of human eating behaviour has been attracting interest over the last few years, as a means to a healthy lifestyle, but also due to its association with serious health conditions, such as eating disorders and obesity. Use of self-reports and other non-automated means of monitoring have been found to be unreliable, compared to the use of wearable sensors. Various modalities have been reported, such as acoustic signal from ear-worn microphones, or signal from wearable strain sensors. In this work, we introduce a new sensor for the task of chewing detection, based on a novel photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor placed on the outer earlobe to perform the task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227665/hardware-design-for-a-cable-free-fully-insertable-wireless-laparoscopic-robotic-camera
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Ning Li, Gregory J Mancini, Jindong Tan, Ning Li, Gregory J Mancini, Jindong Tan, Gregory J Mancini, Ning Li, Jindong Tan
The field of insertable laparoscopic robotic camera is gaining increasing attentions from researchers, surgeons, and also patients. Although many insertable laparoscope prototypes have been introduced, few of them get rid of the encumbrance tethering cable. In this paper, we proposed a hardware architecture for a magnetic actuated robotic surgical (MARS) camera, which facilitates a cable-free fully insertable laparoscopic surgical robotic camera with adequate in-vivo mobility. Modular design and preliminary test of on-board functional payloads have shown feasibility of a cable-free insertable wireless laparoscopic surgical camera based on off-the-shelf electronics and industrial wireless standards operating in ISM frequency bands at 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227482/assessing-app-quality-through-expert-peer-review-a-case-study-from-the-gray-matters-study
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Phillip J Hartin, Ian Cleland, Chris D Nugent, Sally I McClean, JoAnn Tschanz, Christine Clark, Maria C Norton, Phillip J Hartin, Ian Cleland, Chris D Nugent, Sally I McClean, JoAnn Tschanz, Christine Clark, Maria C Norton, JoAnn Tschanz, Christine Clark, Ian Cleland, Maria C Norton, Sally I McClean, Chris D Nugent, Phillip J Hartin
Health apps focused on inciting behavior change are becoming increasingly popular. Nevertheless, many lack underlying evidence base, scientific credibility and have limited clinical effectiveness. It is therefore important that apps are well-informed, scientifically credible, peer reviewed and evidence based. This paper presents the use of the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) to assess the quality of the Grey Matters app, a cross platform app to deliver health education material and track behavior change across multi-domains with the aim of reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227406/multivariate-autoregressive-model-constrained-by-anatomical-connectivity-to-reconstruct-focal-sources
#4
Brahim Belaoucha, Mouloud Kachouane, Theodore Papadopoulo, Brahim Belaoucha, Mouloud Kachouane, Theodore Papadopoulo, Brahim Belaoucha, Theodore Papadopoulo, Mouloud Kachouane
In this paper, we present a framework to reconstruct spatially localized sources from Magnetoencephalography (MEG)/Electroencephalography (EEG) using spatiotemporal constraint. The source dynamics are represented by a Multivariate Autoregressive (MAR) model whose matrix elements are constrained by the anatomical connectivity obtained from diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (dMRI). The framework assumes that the whole brain dynamic follows a constant MAR model in a time window of interest. The source activations and the MAR model parameters are estimated iteratively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226292/hplc-dad-qtof-ms-profiling-of-phenolics-from-leaf-extracts-of-two-tunisian-fig-cultivars-potential-as-a-functional-food
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Olfa Belguith-Hadriche, Sonda Ammar, María Del Mar Contreras, Hamadi Fetoui, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Abdelfattah El Feki, Mohamed Bouaziz
The phenolic constituents of the aqueous-ethanolic extract of two Tunisian Ficus carica leaves cultivars and their hypoglycaemic, hypolipidaemic and antioxidative activities in alloxan-induced diabetic rats were investigated. Our results demonstrated that the treatment with the leaves extracts of F. carica improved lipid profile and reduced blood glucose level as well as thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances content. The antioxidant enzymes activity in the liver and heart tissues of diabetic rats was increased after the treatment...
February 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226058/health-literacy-for-people-living-with-hiv-aids-an-integrative-review
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Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Patrícia Neyva da Costa Pinheiro, Neiva Francenely Cunha Vieira
Objective: to analyze knowledge produced by research about health literacy for adult with HIV/Aids. Method: an integrative literature review, using six databases, was conducted between January and April of 2014. The descriptors aids and Health Literacy were used, in Portuguese, English and Spanish. A total of 130 articles were found and 14 were selected. Three categories were identified: educational technologies and health literacy for HIV/Aids; assessment of health literacy of patients with HIV/Aids; and health literacy and adherence to antiretroviral therapy...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225557/first-insertions-of-carbene-ligands-into-ge-n-and-si-n-bonds
#7
Lucía Álvarez-Rodríguez, Javier A Cabeza, Pablo García-Álvarez, Mar Gómez-Gallego, Alba D Merinero, Miguel A Sierra
The insertion of carbene ligands into Ge-N (three examples) and Si-N (one example) bonds has been achieved for the first time by treating Fischer carbene complexes (M = W, Cr) with bulky amidinatotetrylenes (E = Ge, Si). These reactions, which start with a nucleophilic attack of the amidinatotetrylene heavier group-14 atom to the carbene C atom, proceed through a stereoselective insertion of the carbene fragment into an E-N bond of the amidinatotetrylene ENCN four-membered ring, leading to [M(CO)5L] derivatives in which L belongs to a novel family of tetrylene ligands comprising an ECNCN five-membered ring...
February 22, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224686/addiction-research-and-theory-a-commentary-on-the-surgeon-general-s-report-on-alcohol-drugs-and-health
#8
Aldo Badiani, Kent C Berridge, Markus Heilig, David J Nutt, Terry E Robinson
The Office of the Surgeon General recently produced its first Report on the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse on health, making several very laudable policy recommendations. The Report also emphasizes the importance of adequate funding for biomedical research, which is good news for both researchers and patients. However, the Report is marred by a biased viewpoint on the psychology and neurobiology of drug addiction. We highlight here four controversial issues that were depicted as facts in the Report, thereby potentially misleading non-expert readers about the current state-of-the-art understanding of the psychology and neurobiology of drug addiction...
February 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224245/evaluation-of-ms-2-workflows-in-lc-q-orbitrap-for-pesticide-multi-residue-methods-in-fruits-and-vegetables
#9
Łukasz Rajski, María Del Mar Gómez Ramos, Amadeo R Fernández-Alba
LC-Q-Orbitrap efficiency was evaluated for pesticide multi-residue analysis by using three workflows involving simultaneous MS and MS(2) analysis. They were as follows: data-dependent MS(2) (dd-MS(2)), all-ion fragmentation (AIF) and variable data-independent analysis (vDIA). These MS(2) workflows were tested for the main method validation parameters such as detection and identification capabilities, repeatability, linear range and quantitation. QuEChER acetonitrile extracts (blanks and spiked with 166 pesticides) of 11 different fruits and vegetables were used for this evaluation...
February 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223263/apps-for-people-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-to-monitor-their-disease-activity-a-review-of-apps-for-best-practice-and-quality
#10
Rebecca Grainger, Hermaleigh Townsley, Bonnie White, Tobias Langlotz, William J Taylor
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis requiring long-term treatment with regular monitoring by a rheumatologist to achieve good health outcomes. Since people with RA may wish to monitor their own disease activity with a smartphone app, it is important to understand the functions and quality of apps for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess the features and quality of apps to assist people to monitor their RA disease activity by (1) summarizing the available apps, particularly the instruments used for measurement of RA disease activity; (2) comparing the app features with American College of Rheumatology and European League against Rheumatism (ACR and EULAR) guidelines for monitoring of RA disease activity; and (3) rating app quality with the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS)...
February 21, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223068/parasite-control-and-skeletal-myositis-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infected-and-exercised-rats
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Rômulo D Novaes, Reggiani V Gonçalves, Arlete R Penitente, Marli C Cupertino, Izabel R S C Maldonado, André Talvani, Antônio J Natali
Non-pharmacological strategies have been rarely described in the treatment of infectious diseases. Although exercise training has been recently incorporated in the clinical management of Chagas disease, the rationale basis that supports this indication is poorly understood. Thus, we investigated the effect of an aerobic exercise on the parasitism, inflammation and oxidative tissue damage in a murine model of Trypanosoma cruzi-induced skeletal myositis. Wistar rats were randomized into four groups: trained not infected (TNI) and infected (TI), sedentary not infected (SNI) and infected (SI)...
February 18, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222363/very-short-term-reactive-forecasting-of-the-solar-ultraviolet-index-using-an-extreme-learning-machine-integrated-with-the-solar-zenith-angle
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Ravinesh C Deo, Nathan Downs, Alfio V Parisi, Jan F Adamowski, John M Quilty
Exposure to erythemally-effective solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that contributes to malignant keratinocyte cancers and associated health-risk is best mitigated through innovative decision-support systems, with global solar UV index (UVI) forecast necessary to inform real-time sun-protection behaviour recommendations. It follows that the UVI forecasting models are useful tools for such decision-making. In this study, a model for computationally-efficient data-driven forecasting of diffuse and global very short-term reactive (VSTR) (10-min lead-time) UVI, enhanced by drawing on the solar zenith angle (θs) data, was developed using an extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221841/tetracycline-resistance-patterns-of-lactobacillus-buchneri-group-strains
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Marlies Feichtinger, Sigrid Mayrhofer, Wolfgang Kneifel, Konrad J Domig
Lactobacilli are applied as starter cultures for controlled fermentation in the production of food and feed. Among other lactobacilli, members of the Lactobacillus buchneri group are used in fermented milk, wine, and silage. Most of the L. buchneri species used for the manufacturing of food or feed are already on the list for qualified presumption of safety status and are recommended as biological agents by the European Food Safety Authority. Consequently, new strains intended as food or feed additives do not require any additional safety check than confirming the absence of transferable antibiotic resistance determinants...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220892/epigenetic-determinants-of-space-radiation-induced-cognitive-dysfunction
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Munjal M Acharya, Al Anoud D Baddour, Takumi Kawashita, Barrett D Allen, Amber R Syage, Thuan H Nguyen, Nicole Yoon, Erich Giedzinski, Liping Yu, Vipan K Parihar, Janet E Baulch
Among the dangers to astronauts engaging in deep space missions such as a Mars expedition is exposure to radiations that put them at risk for severe cognitive dysfunction. These radiation-induced cognitive impairments are accompanied by functional and structural changes including oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and degradation of neuronal architecture. The molecular mechanisms that dictate CNS function are multifaceted and it is unclear how irradiation induces persistent alterations in the brain. Among those determinants of cognitive function are neuroepigenetic mechanisms that translate radiation responses into altered gene expression and cellular phenotype...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220694/selective-fluorogenic-sensing-of-as-iii-using-aptamer-capped-nanomaterials
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Mar Oroval, Carmen Coll, Andrea Bernardos, María Dolores Marcos, Ramon Martinez-Manez, Dmitry G Shchukin, Felix Sancenón
Organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials offer extremely valuable tools for monitoring many types of analytes in in solution. Within this framework, aptamer-based nanomaterials for heavy metal detection are still very scarce. Herein, a novel sensing nanoprobe for the selective and sensitive detection of As(III) based on the combination of aptamers with mesoporous silica nanoparticles has been developed. The efficiency of the sensor is demonstrated in environmental conditions, showing a great potential in As(III) monitoring assays...
February 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220403/dosimetry-in-mars-spectral-ct-topas-monte-carlo-simulations-and-ion-chamber-measurements
#16
Gray Lu, Steven Marsh, Jerome Damet, Pierre Carbonez, John Laban, Christopher Bateman, Anthony Butler, Phil Butler
Spectral computed tomography (CT) is an up and coming imaging modality which shows great promise in revealing unique diagnostic information. Because this imaging modality is based on X-ray CT, it is of utmost importance to study the radiation dose aspects of its use. This study reports on the implementation and evaluation of a Monte Carlo simulation tool using TOPAS for estimating dose in a pre-clinical spectral CT scanner known as the MARS scanner. Simulated estimates were compared with measurements from an ionization chamber...
February 20, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220230/predictions-are-difficult%C3%A2-especially-about-aki
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Michael Darmon, Marlies Ostermann, Michael Joannidis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219737/membrane-androgen-receptor-characteristics-of-human-zip9-slc39a-zinc-transporter-in-prostate-cancer-cells-androgen-specific-activation-and-involvement-of-an-inhibitory-g-protein-in-zinc-and-map-kinase-signaling
#18
Peter Thomas, Yefei Pang, Jing Dong
Characteristics of novel human membrane androgen receptor (mAR), ZIP9 (SLC39A9), were investigated in ZIP9-transfected PC-3 cells (PC3-ZIP9). Ligand blot analysis showed plasma membrane [(3)H]-T binding corresponds to the position of ZIP9 on Western blots which suggests ZIP9 can bind [(3)H]-T alone, without a protein partner. Progesterone antagonized testosterone actions, blocking increases in zinc, Erk phosphorylation and apoptosis, further evidence that ZIP9 is specifically activated by androgens. Pre-treatment with GTPγS and pertussis toxin decreased plasma membrane [(3)H]-T binding and blocked testosterone-induced increases in Erk phosphorylation and intracellular zinc, indicating ZIP9 is coupled to an inhibitory G protein (Gi) that mediates both MAP kinase and zinc signaling...
February 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219414/severe-skull-base-osteomyelitis-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-with-successful-outcome-after-prolonged-outpatient-therapy-with-continuous-infusion-of-ceftazidime-and-oral-ciprofloxacin-a-case-report
#19
Cristina Conde-Díaz, Jara Llenas-García, Mónica Parra Grande, Gertrudis Terol Esclapez, Mar Masiá, Félix Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Skull base osteomyelitis is an uncommon disease that usually complicates a malignant external otitis with temporal bone involvement. It affects predominantly diabetic and immunocompromised males and has a high mortality rate. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative organism. Currently, there is no consensus about the best therapeutic option. Here we describe a case of severe skull base osteomyelitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa with progressive palsy of cranial nerves that was successfully managed with prolonged outpatient continuous infusion of ceftazidime plus oral ciprofloxacin...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219379/a-prospective-follow-up-of-age-related-changes-in-the-subchondral-bone-density-of-the-talus-of-healthy-labrador-retrievers
#20
W Dingemanse, M Müller-Gerbl, I Jonkers, J Vander Sloten, H van Bree, I Gielen
BACKGROUND: During growth, the skeletal structures adapt to the increased loading conditions and mature to a fully-grown skeleton. Subchondral bone density reflects the effect of long-term joint loading and it is expected to change over time. The aim of this study was to describe the long-term changes in the density distribution of the subchondral bone of the talus of healthy Labrador Retrievers in a prospective study. RESULTS: The subchondral bone density distribution was evaluated using computed tomographic osteoabsorptiometry (CTOAM)...
February 20, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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