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Ryan P Goff, Stephen G Quallich, Robert A Buechler, John C Bischof, Paul A Iaizzo
Despite widespread clinical use of cryoablation, there remain questions regarding dosing and treatment times which may affect efficacy and collateral injury. Dosing and treatment times are directly related to the degree of cooling necessary for effective lesion formation. Human and swine atrial, ventricular, and lung tissues were ablated using two cryoablation systems with concurrent infrared thermography. Post freeze-thaw samples were cultured and stained to differentiate viable and non-viable tissue. Matlab code correlated viability staining to applied freeze-thaw thermal cycles, to determine injury thresholds...
January 3, 2017: Cryobiology
Dominique Alexandre, Marc Prieto, Fabien Beaumont, Redha Taiar, Guillaume Polidori
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to quantify the impact of the weight of radiation protection lead aprons on the discomfort and the fatigue of the medical staff within an operating room of interventional gastroenterology. To quantify this fatigue, we analyzed variations of the physiological parameters, including heart rate, blood pressure, and cutaneous temperature; we compared two situations: the first within the classic endoscopy department (without apron) and the second within the operating room with apron...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
R W Queiroz, V L Silva, D R Rocha, D S Costa, S H N Turco, M T B Silva, A A Santos, M B L Oliveira, A S R Pereira, R C Palheta-Junior
Changes in physiological parameters that are induced by acute exercise on a treadmill in healthy military dogs have not been thoroughly investigated, especially with regard to age. This study investigated the effects of acute exercise on a treadmill on cardiovascular function, biochemical parameters and gastric antral motility in military dogs. Thermography was used to assess variations in superficial hindlimb muscle temperature. Nine healthy dogs were distributed into three groups according to their age (Group I: 25 ± 7 months; Group II: 51 ± 12 months; Group III: 95 ± 10 months) and sequentially subjected to running exercise on a treadmill for 12 min (3...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Cynthia L Thompson, Caleb Scheidel, Kenneth E Glander, Susan H Williams, Christopher J Vinyard
Infrared thermography has become a useful tool to assess surface temperatures of animals for thermoregulatory research. However, surface temperatures are an endpoint along the body's core-shell temperature gradient. Skin and fur are the peripheral tissues most exposed to ambient thermal conditions and are known to serve as thermosensors that initiate thermoregulatory responses. Yet relatively little is known about how surface temperatures of wild mammals measured by infrared thermography relate to subcutaneous temperatures...
January 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
Jesper K Holm, John G Kellett, Nadia H Jensen, Søren N Hansen, Kristian Jensen, Mikkel Brabrand
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the prognostic potential of infrared thermography in a population of medical patients admitted to the emergency department. Central-to-peripheral temperature gradients were analyzed for association with 30-day mortality. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 198 medical patients admitted to the Emergency Department, at Odense University Hospital. A standardized thermal picture was taken and temperatures of the inner canthus, the earlobe, the nose tip, and the tip of the third finger were reported...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
David M Deery, Greg J Rebetzke, Jose A Jimenez-Berni, Richard A James, Anthony G Condon, William D Bovill, Paul Hutchinson, Jamie Scarrow, Robert Davy, Robert T Furbank
Lower canopy temperature (CT), resulting from increased stomatal conductance, has been associated with increased yield in wheat. Historically, CT has been measured with hand-held infrared thermometers. Using the hand-held CT method on large field trials is problematic, mostly because measurements are confounded by temporal weather changes during the time required to measure all plots. The hand-held CT method is laborious and yet the resulting heritability low, thereby reducing confidence in selection in large scale breeding endeavors...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Xiang Liu, Lu Huang, Dan Guo, Guoxin Xie
To simulate the heat and mass transfer in real heterogeneous systems, such as metal-production processes and lubrication, the point-contact condition with the formation of narrowly confined liquid film and its surrounding meniscus was constructed to study the classical microchannel boiling problem in this work. Specifically, the evaporation and diffusion of the superheated water meniscus and water/oil droplet in the point-contact geometry were investigated. The emphasis is put on the influence of the contact-line transport behaviors on nucleation and bubble dynamics in the confined meniscus...
December 29, 2016: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Jing Xie, Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Hong-Jin Wang, Zuojun Tan
The United States and China are the world's leading tomato producers. Tomatoes account for over $2 billion annually in farm sales in the U.S. Tomatoes also rank as the world's 8th most valuable agricultural product, valued at $58 billion dollars annually, and quality is highly prized. Nondestructive technologies, such as optical inspection and near-infrared spectrum analysis, have been developed to estimate tomato freshness (also known as grades in USDA parlance). However, determining the freshness of tomatoes is still an open problem...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Maryam Asrar, Amin Al-Habaibeh, Mohammed Houda
Intravenous cannulation is the process of inserting a cannula into a vein to administrate medication, fluids, or to take blood samples. The process of identification and of locating veins plays an important role during the intravenous cannulation procedure to reduce health care costs and the suffering of patients. This paper compares the three technologies used to assess their suitability and capability for the detection of veins to support the cannulation process. Three types of cameras are used in this study; a visual, an infrared, and a near infrared...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
J Skala, M Svantner, J Tesar, A Franc
Industrial lasers are an expanding technology of welding and other materials processing. Lasers with optical scanning heads are often used, as these provide more versatility, accuracy, and speed. The output part of the scanning head is covered by a protective glass, which might get contaminated by various particles from the laser processing. This decreases the transmissivity of the glass, and it can affect the production quality. The contamination needs to be checked regularly, but a visual inspection might not always be effective...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Henrique Fernandes, Hai Zhang, Alisson Figueiredo, Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Gilmar Guimarares, Xavier Maldague
Composite materials are widely used in the aeronautic industry. One of the reasons is because they have strength and stiffness comparable to metals, with the added advantage of significant weight reduction. Infrared thermography (IT) is a safe nondestructive testing technique that has a fast inspection rate. In active IT, an external heat source is used to stimulate the material being inspected in order to generate a thermal contrast between the feature of interest and the background. In this paper, carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers are inspected using IT...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
W Swiderski
Eddy current infrared (IR) thermography is a new nondestructive testing (NDT) technique used for the detection of cracks in electroconductive materials. By combining the well-established inspection methods of eddy current NDT and IR thermography, this technique uses induced eddy currents to heat test samples. In this way, IR thermography allows the visualization of eddy current distribution that is distorted in defect sites. This paper discusses the results of numerical modeling of eddy current IR thermography procedures in application to marine structures...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Hai Zhang, Henrique Fernandes, Frank Billy Djupkep Dizeu, Ulf Hassler, Julien Fleuret, Marc Genest, Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, François Robitaille, Simon Joncas, Xavier Maldague
In this article, pulsed micro-laser line thermography (pulsed micro-LLT) was used to detect the submillimeter porosities in a 3D preformed carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite specimen. X-ray microcomputed tomography was used to verify the thermographic results. Then, finite element analysis was performed on the corresponding models on the basis of the experimental results. The same infrared image processing techniques were used for the experimental and simulation results for comparative purposes. Finally, a comparison of experimental and simulation postprocessing results was conducted...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Boris G Vainer
In a brief review, the beneficial outcomes that have arisen from simultaneous use of laser- and infrared thermography (IRT)-based techniques are demonstrated. The most recent literary and original experimental results collected from different research and practical areas are presented. It is shown that modern IRT acts as an indispensable laser partner in various biomedical and many other applications and technologies. And vice versa, the laser-based methods and techniques often serve as an appropriate research instrument enriching IRT measurement data with independently obtained information...
December 1, 2016: Applied Optics
Maria T Garcia-Romero, Harkamal K Randhawa, Ronald Laxer, Elena Pope
BACKGROUND: Determining the activity of localized scleroderma (LS) remains crucial for decision making, and reliable clinical indicators of activity are lacking. Our objective in this study was to analyze the utility of infrared thermography (IRT) in assessing the activity of LS according to existing clinical scales. A secondary objective was to study whether clinical characteristics of patients and/or IRT have any role in predicting the activity of LS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the activity of LS was determined using a visual analog scale (VAS), a dyspigmentation-induration-erythema-telangiectasias (DIET) scale, and a localized scleroderma skin severity index (LoSSI)...
January 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
Fábio Marcon Alfieri, Ayrton Roberto Massaro, Thais Raquel Filippo, Leslie Andrews Portes, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
BACKGROUND: A stroke can cause alterations in thermal sensitivity. OBJECTIVE: to verify the conditions of body temperature in hemiplegic patients after stroke as compared to healthy individuals, as well as establish relations between thermal sensitivity and gender, age, Body Mass Index (BMI), plegic side, time after stroke, reports of thermal alterations and the motricity of patients with stroke sequelae. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 100 patients (55...
December 8, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
Andreas Tag, Vikrant Chauhan, Christian Huck, Bernhard Bader, Dominik Karolewski, F Maximilian Pitschi, Robert Weigel, Amelie Hagelauer
A novel approach for multiphysics modeling of bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters is presented allowing accurate and at the same time efficient modeling of BAW filters at high power levels. The approach takes the different types of losses and their spatial distribution into account in order to provide the required input for thermal simulation. The temperature distribution determined by thermal simulation is used to modify the geometry and the layer stack of each single resonator of the filter. In this way, the required input for modeling of electromagnetic (EM) and acoustic behavior at high power level is generated...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Hollis H King, Charles Thomas Cayce, Jeph Herrin
: Early osteopathic theory and practice, and the work of the medical intuitive Edgar Cayce suggested that the abdominal areas of individuals with epilepsy would manifest "cold spots." The etiology for this phenomenon was thought to be abdominal adhesions caused by inflammation and viscero-somatic reflexes caused by adhesions or injury to visceral or musculoskeletal system structures. Indeed, until that advent of electroencephalography in the 1930s, medical practice regarding epilepsy focused on abdominal neural and visceral structures...
October 21, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
P C Cross, E S Almberg, C G Haase, P J Hudson, S K Maloney, M C Metz, A J Munn, P Nugent, O Putzeys, D R Stahler, A C Stewart, D W Smith
Parasites, by definition, extract energy from their hosts and thus affect trophic and food web dynamics even when the parasite may have limited effects on host population size. We studied the energetic costs of mange (Sarcoptes scabiei) in wolves (Canis lupus) using thermal cameras to estimate heat losses associated with compromised insulation during the winter. We combined the field data of known, naturally infected wolves with a data set on captive wolves with shaved patches of fur as a positive control to simulate mange-induced hair loss...
August 2016: Ecology
M Sathiyabarathi, S Jeyakumar, A Manimaran, G Jayaprakash, Heartwin A Pushpadass, M Sivaram, K P Ramesha, D N Das, Mukund A Kataktalware, M Arul Prakash, R Dhinesh Kumar
The animal husbandry and livestock sectors play a major role in the rural economy, especially for the small and marginal farmers. India has the largest livestock population in the world and ranks first in the milk production. Mastitis is the most common and expensive infectious disease in dairy cattle. The global economic losses per year due to mastitis amounts to USD 35 billion and for Indian dairy industry ₹6000 crores per year. Early detection of mastitis is very important to reduce the economic loss to the dairy farmers and dairy industry...
October 2016: Veterinary World
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