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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156650/nondestructive-evaluation-of-carbon-fiber-bicycle-frames-using-infrared-thermography
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Rubén Usamentiaga, Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Matthieu Klein, Xavier Maldague, Jeroen Peeters, Alvaro Sanchez-Beato
Bicycle frames made of carbon fibre are extremely popular for high-performance cycling due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio, which enables greater power transfer. However, products manufactured using carbon fibre are sensitive to impact damage. Therefore, intelligent nondestructive evaluation is a required step to prevent failures and ensure a secure usage of the bicycle. This work proposes an inspection method based on active thermography, a proven technique successfully applied to other materials. Different configurations for the inspection are tested, including power and heating time...
November 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154261/electrical-impedance-of-the-torso-is-associated-with-the-pressure-pain-threshold-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Marília Artese Barros, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points are dysfunctional structures present in skeletal muscles and are related to sensory, motor, and autonomic changes. Despite scientific advances in recent decades in the measurement of musculoskeletal pain, evaluation of this clinical phenomenon is supported with instruments that, although valid and reliable, have a considerable degree of subjectivity. OBJECTIVE: To correlate electrical impedance of the upper limbs and torso with pain intensity, functional capacity, catastrophizing, pressure pain threshold, and skin temperature on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle of patients with neck pain...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143240/dynamic-infrared-thermography-dirt-for-assessment-of-skin-blood-perfusion-in-cranioplasty-a-proof-of-concept-for-qualitative-comparison-with-the-standard-indocyanine-green-video-angiography-icga
#3
P Rathmann, C Chalopin, D Halama, P Giri, J Meixensberger, D Lindner
PURPOSE: Complications in wound healing after neurosurgical operations occur often due to scarred dehiscence with skin blood perfusion disturbance. The standard imaging method for intraoperative skin perfusion assessment is the invasive indocyanine green video angiography (ICGA). The noninvasive dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) is a promising alternative modality that was evaluated by comparison with ICGA. METHODS: The study was carried out in two parts: (1) investigation of technical conditions for intraoperative use of DIRT for its comparison with ICGA, and (2) visual and quantitative comparison of both modalities in a proof of concept on nine patients...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138741/challenges-to-global-implementation-of-infrared-thermography-technology-current-perspective
#4
Michael Shterenshis
Medical infrared thermography (IT) produces an image of the infrared waves emitted by the human body as part of the thermoregulation process that can vary in intensity based on the health of the person. This review analyzes recent developments in the use of infrared thermography as a screening and diagnostic tool in clinical and nonclinical settings, and identifies possible future routes for improvement of the method. Currently, infrared thermography is not considered to be a fully reliable diagnostic method...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121540/computer-aided-diagnosis-of-diabetic-foot-using-infrared-thermography-a-review
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Muhammad Adam, Eddie Y K Ng, Jen Hong Tan, Marabelle L Heng, Jasper W K Tong, U Rajendra Acharya
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that requires regular medical care to prevent severe complications. The elevated blood glucose level affects the eyes, blood vessels, nerves, heart, and kidneys after the onset. The affected blood vessels (usually due to atherosclerosis) may lead to insufficient blood circulation particularly in the lower extremities and nerve damage (neuropathy), which can result in serious foot complications. Hence, an early detection and treatment can prevent foot complications such as ulcerations and amputations...
October 26, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119718/glucocorticoids-suppress-brown-adipose-tissue-function-in-humans-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Moe Thuzar, W Phillip Law, Jeyakantha Ratnasingam, Christina Jang, Goce Dimeski, Ken Ky Ho
AIM: To investigate the effect of glucocorticoids on BAT function in humans MATERIALS & METHODS: In a randomised double-blind cross-over design, 13 healthy adults underwent 1 week of oral prednisolone (15mg/day) and placebo treatment with an intervening 2-week wash-out period. BAT function was assessed in response to cooling (19(0) C) and to a standardised meal, by measuring fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) uptake using Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography and skin temperatures overlying the supraclavicular (SCL) BAT depots using infrared thermography...
November 8, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114526/skin-temperature-response-to-unilateral-training-measured-with-infrared-thermography
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Víctor L Escamilla-Galindo, Alejandro Estal-Martínez, Jakub G Adamczyk, Ciro José Brito, Javier Arnaiz-Lastras, Manuel Sillero-Quintana
This study aimed to identify the skin temperature (Tsk) behavior to understand the acute cross-effect after unilateral training of lower-limbs. Seventeen healthy young men (weight, 75.2±5.5 kg; height, 1.8±0.1 m; age, 22.5±1.6 years) were divided into two groups: high-trained (n=8) and low-trained (n=9). All participants performed: (a) one-repetition maximum (1RM) testing protocol on the leg press, (b) a unilateral training protocol (4×10 repetitions at 70% of 1RM for leg press and 4×10 repetitions at 50% of 1RM for knee extension)...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108552/effect-of-body-fat-and-gender-on-body-temperature-distribution
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Eduardo Borba Neves, Ana Carla Chierighini Salamunes, Rafael Melo de Oliveira, Adriana Maria Wan Stadnik
It is well known that body composition can influence peripheral heat loss and skin temperature. That the distribution of body fat is affected by gender is well known; however, there is little information on how body composition and gender influences the measure of skin temperature. This study evaluated skin temperature distribution according to body fat percentage (BF%) and gender. A sample of 94 apparently healthy volunteers (47 women and 47 men) was assessed with Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and infrared thermography (mean, maximum and minimum temperatures - TMean, TMax and TMin)...
December 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108039/effect-of-band-and-knife-castration-of-beef-calves-on-welfare-indicators-of-pain-at-three-relevant-industry-ages-ii-chronic-pain
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S Marti, D M Meléndez, E A Pajor, D Moya, C E M Heuston, D Gellatly, E D Janzen, K S Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of band and knife castration on behavioral and physiological indicators of chronic pain in beef calves at 3 different ages (36 calves/age group): 1 wk of age (Exp. 1, 4 ± 1.1 d of age, 43 ± 1.1 kg BW), 2 mo of age (Exp. 2, 63 ± 2.3 d of age, 92 ± 1.7 kg BW), and 4 mo of age (Exp. 3, 125 ± 4.6 d of age, 160 ± 3.4 kg BW). In each experiment calves were randomly assigned to either sham (CT), band (BA) or knife (KN) castration. Experiments 1, 2, and 3 ended when the testicles of banded calves had sloughed off (68, 49, and 42 d, respectively)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104746/multimodal-imaging-for-the-detection-of-brown-adipose-tissue-activation-in-women-a-pilot-study-using-nirs-and-infrared-thermography
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Valentina Hartwig, Letizia Guiducci, Martina Marinelli, Laura Pistoia, Tommaso Minutoli Tegrimi, Giorgio Iervasi, Alfredo Quinones-Galvan, Antonio L'Abbate
Purpose: A clear link between obesity and brown adipose tissue (BAT) dysfunction has been recently demonstrated. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine if near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) 2D imaging together with infrared thermography (IRT) is capable of identifying thermal and vascular response in the supraclavicular (SCV) areas after the ingestion of an oral glucose load as a thermogenic stimulation. Method: We studied two groups of women (obese versus lean) for discerning their different responses...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103099/thermal-imaging-of-corneal-transplant-rejection
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Matthew C Sniegowski, Michael Erlanger, Jeffery Olson
PURPOSE: Corneal transplant rejection is one of the most frequent complications, with a reported incidence of 16-30%. In our current research, we investigated the use of infrared thermography to detect ocular surface temperature. We also looked at a case of corneal transplant rejection and this case had an elevated ocular surface temperature when compared to the contralateral eye and other eyes without corneal transplant rejection. METHODS: Twenty-three eyes of twelve patients would serve as control to one eye with clinically evident corneal transplant graft rejection...
November 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096273/effects-of-chemical-castration-using-20-cacl2-with-0-5-dmso-in-tomcats-evaluation-of-inflammatory-reaction-by-infrared-thermography-and-effectiveness-of-treatment
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Cristiane Sella Paranzini, Anne Kemmer Sousa, Guilherme Schiess Cardoso, Felipe Montanheiro Perencin, Luiz Guilherme Corsi Trautwein, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense, Maria Isabel Mello Martins
This study used infrared thermography to monitor the immediate inflammatory reaction to an intratesticular injection of 20% (calcium chloride) CaCl2 with 0.5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) for chemical castration and to provide evidence of the treatment's clinical viability. Six animals received a 0.25 mL intratesticular injection of 20% CaCl2 with 0.5% DMSO in each testis. Thermographic imaging, testicular measurement, penile spine evaluation, electroejaculation, and sperm analysis were performed before the injection...
October 21, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089528/postural-screening-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-with-infrared-thermography
#13
Garcia Kwok, Joanne Yip, Kit-Lun Yick, Mei-Chun Cheung, Chi-Yung Tse, Sun-Pui Ng, Ameersing Luximon
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a multifactorial, three-dimensional deformity of the spine and trunk. School scoliosis screening (SSS) is recommended by researchers as a means of early detection of AIS to prevent its progression in school-aged children. The traditional screening technique for AIS is the forward bending test because it is simple, non-invasive and inexpensive. Other tests, such as the use of Moiré topography, have reduced the high false referral rates. The use of infrared (IR) thermography for screening purposes based on the findings of previous studies on the asymmetrical paraspinal muscle activity of scoliotic patients compared with non-scoliotic subjects was explored in this study...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076764/computer-based-automated-analysis-of-x-ray-and-thermal-imaging-of-knee-region-in-evaluation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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U Snekhalatha, T Rajalakshmi, M Gopikrishnan, Nilkantha Gupta
The aim and objectives of the study are as follows: (1) to perform automated segmentation of knee X-ray images using fast greedy snake algorithm and feature extraction using gray level co-occurrence matrix method, (2) to implement automated segmentation of knee thermal image using RGB segmentation method and (3) to compare the features extracted from the segmented knee region of X-ray and thermal images in rheumatoid arthritis patients using a biochemical method as standard. In all, 30 rheumatoid arthritis patients and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were included in the study...
October 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060733/development-of-a-thermal-associated-pain-index-score-using-infrared-thermography-for-objective-pain-assessment
#15
M Czaplik, N Hochhausen, H Dohmeier, C Barbosa Pereira, R Rossaint
Without any doubt, research in biomedical engineering and anesthesiology achieved diverse ground-breaking successes for the sake of patient safety and for optimization of medical treatment in the last decades. Particularly anesthesia has become increasingly comfortable and safer due to new monitoring devices and further techniques. However, assessment of pain still relies on self-reporting of the patient using a Numeric Rating Scale ranging from 0 to 10. Obviously, this method suffers from severe restraints when unconscious, anesthetized or uncooperative subjects or children are involved as patients...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060730/estimation-of-respiratory-rate-from-thermal-videos-of-preterm-infants
#16
Carina Barbosa Pereira, Konrad Heimann, Boudewijn Venema, Vladimir Blazek, Michael Czaplik, Steffen Leonhardt
Studies have demonstrated that respiratory rate (RR) is a good predictor of the patient condition as well as an early marker of patient deterioration and physiological distress. However, it is also referred as "the neglected vital parameter". This is mainly due to shortcoming of current monitoring techniques. Moreover, in preterm infants, the removal of adhesive electrodes cause epidermal stripping, skin disruption, and with it pain. This paper proposes a new algorithm for estimation of RR in thermal videos of moderate preterm infants...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047517/relationship-between-foot-eversion-and-thermographic-foot-skin-temperature-after-running
#17
Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada, Marina Gil-Calvo, Irene Jimenez-Perez, Ángel G Lucas-Cuevas, Pedro Pérez-Soriano
The main instruments to assess foot eversion have some limitations (especially for field applications), and therefore it is necessary to explore new methods. The objective was to determine the relationship between foot eversion and skin temperature asymmetry of the foot sole (difference between medial and lateral side), using infrared thermography. Twenty-two runners performed a running test lasting 30 min. Skin temperature of the feet soles was measured by infrared thermography before and after running. Foot eversion during running was measured by kinematic analysis...
July 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043090/the-use-of-infrared-thermography-to-detect-the-stages-of-estrus-cycle-and-ovulation-time-in-anatolian-shepherd-dogs
#18
Kemal Tuna Olğaç, Ergun Akçay, Beste Çil, Burak Mehmet Uçar, Ali Daşkın
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of thermographic monitoring, using the temperature changes of perianal and perivulvar areas for the determination of estrus in Anatolian Shepherd bitches. Fifteen bitches were used in the study. Blood and vaginal smear samples were collected and thermographic monitoring of perianal and perivulvar areas were carried out starting from proestrus to early diestrus. Also, external signs of estrus were investigated. Smear samples were evaluated by light microscopy after Diff-Quik staining method and superficial and keratinized superficial cells were determined as percentage (S + KS%)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037799/thermography-as-an-early-predictive-measurement-for-evaluating-epidural-and-femoral-sciatic-block-success-in-dogs
#19
Nina Küls, Karen J Blissitt, Darren J Shaw, Gudrun Schöffmann, Richard E Clutton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate skin temperature increase as an early predictive measure for evaluating epidural and femoral-sciatic block success in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: A total of 29 dogs undergoing orthopaedic surgery on one hindlimb. METHODS: Dogs were anaesthetized and placed into lateral recumbency with the affected limb uppermost and the coat was clipped. Baseline infrared thermographic images (T0) of the affected limb, of the paw pad of the affected leg and of the ipsilateral paw pad were taken...
March 25, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037406/monitoring-changes-in-body-surface-temperature-associated-with-treadmill-exercise-in-dogs-by-use-of-infrared-methodology
#20
Maria Rizzo, Francesca Arfuso, Daniela Alberghina, Elisabetta Giudice, Matteo Gianesella, Giuseppe Piccione
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of moderate treadmill exercise session on body surface and core temperature in dog measured by means of two infrared instruments. Ten Jack Russell Terrier/Miniature Pinscher mixed-breed dogs were subjected to 15min of walking, 10min of trotting and 10min of gallop. At every step, body surface temperature (Tsurface) was measured on seven regions (neck, shoulder, ribs, flank, back, internal thigh and eye) using two different methods, a digital infrared camera (ThermaCam P25) and a non-contact infrared thermometer (Infrared Thermometer THM010-VT001)...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
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