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Ana Carolina Ribeiro Ferreira, Ana Cláudia Pereira Guida, Adriana Arruda Piccini, Júlia Risso Parisi, Ligia de Sousa
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of galvano-puncture (GG) and dermabrasion (DG) in reducing striae distensae in the gluteal region of women. METHODS: This randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial was conducted at the UNIFAL-MG. Participants were 48 female who had striae distensae alba in the gluteal region. They were randomly divided in GG; DG; and Control Group (CG). The length and width of the largest striae were measured (in millimeters) using a caliper...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Mauro Zaninelli, Veronica Redaelli, Fabio Luzi, Valerio Bronzo, Malcolm Mitchell, Vittorio Dell'Orto, Valentino Bontempo, Donata Cattaneo, Giovanni Savoini
The aim of the present study was to test infrared thermography (IRT), under field conditions, as a possible tool for the evaluation of cow udder health status. Thermographic images (n. 310) from different farms (n. 3) were collected and evaluated using a dedicated software application to calculate automatically and in a standardized way, thermographic indices of each udder. Results obtained have confirmed a significant relationship between udder surface skin temperature (USST) and classes of somatic cell count in collected milk samples...
March 14, 2018: Sensors
J M Leão, S G Coelho, F S Machado, R A Azevedo, J A M Lima, J C Carneiro, C F A Lage, A L Ferreira, L G R Pereira, T R Tomich, M M Campos
The aims of this study were (1) to assess if there is phenotypical divergence for feed efficiency (FE) during the preweaning phase; (2) if FE is correlated with heat production (HP) measured by the face mask method or (3) by surface skin temperature via thermography, and (4) whether these methods are applicable to preweaned calves. Holstein × Gyr heifer calves (n = 36, birth body weight = 32.4 ± 6.6 kg) were enrolled and on trial between 4 and 12 wk of age and were classified into 2 residual feed intake (RFI) and residual body weight gain (RG) groups: high efficiency (HE; RFI, n = 10; and RG, n = 9) and low efficiency (LE; RFI, n = 10; and RG, n = 8)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Rafi Sheikh, Khashayar Memarzadeh, Christian Torbrand, Jonas Blohmé, Sandra Lindstedt, Malin Malmsjö
Purpose: The eyelid is commonly dissected and divided in the process of, for example, blepharotomy, entropion repair, or when preparing a full-thickness eyelid flap to reconstruct a tumor defect. No study has yet been conducted to examine how perfusion in an eyelid is affected by dissection, using modern imaging techniques. Methods: The eyelid was divided with a 10-mm vertical incision, 5 mm from the medial canthus, and the incision was extended horizontally by 30 mm to provide a full-thickness eyelid. Blood perfusion was measured along the length of the free dissected eyelid using both laser Doppler velocimetry and laser speckle contrast imaging...
2018: Eplasty
David A Nelson, Silas J Leavesley, Carmen D Zirlott, Xi-Ming Yang, James M Downey
Implementation of clinical guidelines for diagnosing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) will demand screening many millions of patients who are considered at-risk. This will demand faster, easier screening technologies to identify patients with compromised blood flow to the extremities. The feasibility of using surface temperature response to Ka band (26.5 - 40 GHz) near-field irradiation to assess skin blood flow was explored using an animal model. Ears of domestic rabbits were subjected to low power continuous wave radio frequency heating from an open-ended waveguide (WR-28) at f=35 GHz...
March 7, 2018: Physiological Measurement
K Mutlu, J Esquivelzeta Rabell, P Martin Del Olmo, S Haesler
BACKGROUND: Respiratory rate is an essential parameter in biomedical research and clinical applications. Most respiration measurement techniques in preclinical animal models require surgical implantation of sensors. Current clinical measurement modalities typically involve attachment of sensors to the patient, causing discomfort. We have previously developed a non-contact approach to measuring respiration phase in head-restrained rodents using infrared (IR) thermography. While the non-invasive nature of IR thermography offers many advantages, it also bears the complexity of extracting respiration signals from videos...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Carlos Magno Amaral Costa, Danilo Gomes Moreira, Manuel Sillero-Quintana, Ciro José Brito, Guilherme de Azambuja Pussieldi, Alex de Andrade Fernandes, Sergio Piñonosa Cano, João Carlos Bouzas Marins
It is well known that skin temperature varies due to circadian rhythm. Although there is information available for men, little is known about women's circadian rhythm in the analysis of skin temperature (Tsk) using infrared thermography. The objective of this study is to identify Tsk variations on different body regions in women through infrared thermography during the day. The sample consisted of 20 female (mean age of 20.5 ± 1.3 years, body weight of 62.2 ± 9.2kg and height of 165.0 ± 4.7cm). Oneway ANOVA for repeated measures, and Cosinor analysis was used to determine the MESOR, amplitude and acrophase of Tsk...
February 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
Erica Y Xue, Laurel K Chandler, Stephen L Viviano, Jonathan D Keith
OBJECTIVE: Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermography technology uses a handheld camera that measures skin infrared emissivity, captures photographs, and can be analyzed through specialized software. Forward-looking infrared images can be used to analyze and correlate burn wound temperature with burn depth, burn progression, and the number of days needed for healing. FLIR ONE is a miniature, smartphone-compatible thermal imaging camera that has been used to assess inflammation in diabetic foot ulcers, as well as locating perforators in flap surgery...
February 28, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Pierina Ielpo, Maria Rosaria Taurino, Riccardo Buccolieri, Claudia Marcella Placentino, Francesco Gallone, Valeria Ancona, Silvana Di Sabatino
Indoor air pollution assessment in work environments remains challenging due to a combination of logistic reasons and availability of costly instrumentation for data acquisition and post-processing. Existing literature focuses on energy production environments, hospitals, and less so on food production spaces. Studies on indoor air quality in bakeries are scarce or even absent. Motivated by this, the present study investigates indoor air quality in a bakery located in Bari province in South Italy, using a combination of approaches including analytical chemistry analyses and computational fluid dynamics to reconstruct the air ventilation in response to air temperature gradients within the working environment...
February 27, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Francesco Ciampa, Pooya Mahmoodi, Fulvio Pinto, Michele Meo
Active infrared thermography is a fast and accurate non-destructive evaluation technique that is of particular relevance to the aerospace industry for the inspection of aircraft and helicopters' primary and secondary structures, aero-engine parts, spacecraft components and its subsystems. This review provides an exhaustive summary of most recent active thermographic methods used for aerospace applications according to their physical principle and thermal excitation sources. Besides traditional optically stimulated thermography, which uses external optical radiation such as flashes, heaters and laser systems, novel hybrid thermographic techniques are also investigated...
February 16, 2018: Sensors
Ryan T Borne, Duy T Nguyen
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February 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Matthew G Daly, Iain Melton, Graham Roper, Gary Lim, Ian G Crozier
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation has potential to cause esophageal thermal injury. Esophageal temperature monitoring during ablation is commonly used; however, it has not eliminated thermal injuries, possibly because conventional sensors have poor spatial sampling and response characteristics. To enhance understanding of temperature dynamics that may underlie esophageal injury, we tested a high-resolution, intrabody, infrared thermography catheter to continuously image esophageal temperatures during ablation...
February 2018: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Sadaharu Miyazono, Kaede Hasegawa, Seri Miyazaki, Hikari Sakakima, Shun Konno, Saori Meguro, Hitoshi Sasajima, Tomohiro Noguchi, Kazumi Osada, Makoto Kashiwayanagi
Anxiety- and stress-related disorders can be debilitating psychiatric conditions in humans. To prevent or ameliorate these conditions, reliable animal models are needed to evaluate the effects of anxiolytic drugs. Previously, we found that a mixture of three pyrazine analogues (P-mix) that were present at high levels in wolf urine induced fear-related responses in mice, rats and deer. A change in cutaneous temperature was shown to be induced by acute stress simultaneously with changes in heart rate, arterial pressure and freezing behavior, raising the possibility that cutaneous temperature could be used as an index of stress...
February 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Florian Primavesi, Stefan Swierczynski, Eckhard Klieser, Tobias Kiesslich, Tarkan Jäger, Romana Urbas, Jörg Hutter, Daniel Neureiter, Dietmar Öfner, Stefan Stättner
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are currently the dominant modalities to treat unresectable liver tumors. Monitoring the ablation process with b-mode-sonography is often hampered by artefacts. Furthermore, vessels may cause cooling in the adjacent tumor target (heat-sink-effect) with risk of local recurrence. The present study evaluated infrared-thermography to monitor surgical RFA/MWA and detect heat-sink-effects in real-time. RFA and MWA of perfused porcine livers was conducted at peripheral and central-vessel-adjacent locations, and monitored by real-time thermography...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Sara Negro, Ester Bartolomé, Antonio Molina, Marina Solé, Mª Dolores Gómez, Mercedes Valera
The stress level is suggested to have a negative effect on horses during equestrian competitions, specifically in trotter racing. The main objectives of this study were to measure stress levels in Spanish Trotter Horse races with a reliable non-invasive method, and determining the threshold level of stress that leads to the best performance results and also shows when the stress perceived by the horse becomes distress. One hundred and thirty individuals were evaluated, measuring their performance (based on racing time per kilometre (TPK)) and their stress (based on eye temperature, assessed with infrared thermography, and heart rate) in different competitions...
February 3, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Axel Seuser, Karin Kurnik, Anne-Katrin Mahlein
Recurrent joint bleeds and silent bleeds are the most common clinical feature in patients with hemophilia. Every bleed causes an immediate inflammatory response and is the leading cause of chronic crippling arthropathy. With the help of infrared thermography we wanted to detect early differences between a group of clinical non-symptomatic children with hemophilia (CWH) with no history of clinically detected joint bleeds and a healthy age-matched group of children. This could help to discover early inflammation and help implement early treatment and preventative strategies...
February 8, 2018: Sensors
Jon D Simmons, Steven A Kahn, Adrienne L Vickers, Edward S Crockett, Jonathon D Whitehead, Amy K Krecker, Yann-Leei Lee, Adam N Miller, Scott B Patterson, William O Richards, Wiltz W Wagner
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing the extremes of superficial burns and of full-thickness burns is straightforward. It is in the middle ground of partial thickness burns where the diagnostic difficulties emerge; it can take up to 3-5 days for signs of healing to appear. We hypothesize that cooling partial thickness burns and tracking the rate of rewarming will immediately reflect the condition of the burn: shallow partial-thickness burns that retain cell health and blood flow will rewarm rapidly, whereas deeper burns with damaged microvessels will rewarm slowly...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Hrvoje Glavaš, Marko Vukobratović, Tomislav Keser
Infrared thermography as contactless method for determining the temperature distribution on the surface is used for analyzing the impact of intense pulsed light hair removal device (IPL) on the skin. Depth of light penetration depending of wavelength is described as well as absorption curves and IPL impulse shapes. Energy balance and IPL impulse influence on the skin is analyzed. Melanin temperature rise by different fluence operation and temperature distribution in the modeled hair is used in order to determine overall skin temperature rise...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Xiaoli Li, Ning Tao, J G Sun, Cunlin Zhang, Yuejin Zhao
Infrared thermal imaging is a promising nondestructive technique for thickness prediction. However, it is usually thought to be only appropriate for testing the thickness of thin objects or near-surface structures. In this study, we present a new two-sided step-heating thermal imaging method which employed a low-cost portable halogen lamp as the heating source and verified it with two stainless steel step wedges with thicknesses ranging from 5 mm to 24 mm. We first derived the one-dimensional step-heating thermography theory with the consideration of warm-up time of the lamp, and then applied the nonlinear regression method to fit the experimental data by the derived function to determine the thickness...
January 2018: Review of Scientific Instruments
Emel Ataş Berksoy, Özlem Bağ, Selçuk Yazici, Tanju Çelik
We compared the accuracy and utility of 3 infrared (IFR) thermographs fitted with axillary digital thermometers used to measure temperature in febrile and afebrile children admitted to an emergency triage room.A total of 184 febrile and 135 afebrile children presenting to a triage room were consecutively evaluated. Axillary temperature was recorded using a digital electronic thermometer. Simultaneously, IFR skin scans were performed on the forehead, the neck (over the carotid artery), and the nape by the same nurse...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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