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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653579/automated-identification-of-northern-leaf-blight-infected-maize-plants-from-field-imagery-using-deep-learning
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Chad DeChant, Tyr Wiesner-Hanks, Siyuan Chen, Ethan L Stewart, Jason Yosinski, Michael A Gore, Rebecca Nelson, Hod Lipson
Northern leaf blight (NLB) can cause severe yield loss in maize, but scouting large areas to accurately diagnose the disease is time-consuming and difficult. We demonstrate a system capable of automatically identifying northern leaf blight (NLB) lesions in field-acquired images of maize plants with high reliability. This approach uses a computational pipeline of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) that addresses the challenges of limited data and the myriad irregularities that appear in images of field-grown plants...
June 27, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653078/mri-characteristics-of-torn-and-untorn-post-operative-menisci
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Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Adam Williams, Fang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of torn and untorn post-operative menisci. METHODS: The study group consisted of 140 patients with 148 partially resected menisci who were evaluated with a repeat knee MRI examination and subsequent repeat arthroscopic knee surgery. Two musculoskeletal radiologists retrospectively assessed the following MRI characteristics of the post-operative meniscus: contour (smooth or irregular), T2 line through the meniscus (no line, intermediate signal line, intermediate-to-high signal line, and high fluid-like signal line), displaced meniscus fragment, and change in signal pattern through the meniscus compared with baseline MRI...
June 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652956/a-case-of-transient-st-elevation-and-polymorphic-tachycardia-without-angina-diagnosed-by-holter-monitoring
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Ali Farooq, Fahad Alqahtani, Almoutassim Trabulsi, Akram Kawsara, Mohamad Alkhouli
We report the case of 52-year-old female with recurrent episodes of palpitations and dizziness. Holter monitoring revealed transient ST elevations followed by episodes of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with episodes of palpitations and dizziness. Coronary angiography revealed mildly irregular right coronary artery with 90% stenosis. The patient underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with successful placement of a stent to the mid-right coronary artery. The patient has been followed closely over a period of 12 months...
May 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652905/retrospective-analysis-of-endemic-melasma-patients
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Serkan Demirkan, Özgür Gündüz, Cemile Dayangan Sayan
Melasma is an acquired diffuse hypermelanosis characterized by localized, symmetrical, irregular, light-to-dark brown maculae occurring in sun-exposed areas of skin. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine demographics of patients, analysis of etiologic factors, clinical features, efficacy and side effects of available topical treatments due to high incidence of melasma patients. In this study melasma patients in Birecik State Hospital were investigated retrospectively. Between January 2014 and October 2015, 1008 patients had diagnosis of melasma in 49,809 applications of 24,603 different patients who admitted to Dermatology Outpatient Clinics...
March 13, 2017: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652665/application-of-novel-magnified-single-balloon-enteroscopy-for-a-patient-with-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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Masaki Murata, Shigeki Bamba, Kenichiro Takahashi, Hirotsugu Imaeda, Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Ryoji Kushima, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Akira Andoh
We present a case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) in which the entire intestine was observed using a prototype of magnifying single-balloon enteroscope (SIF Y-0007, Olympus). CCS is a rare, non-familial gastrointestinal polyposis with ectodermal abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing magnified intestinal lesions of CCS. A 73-year-old female visited our hospital with complaints of diarrhea and dysgeusia. The blood test showed mild anemia and hypoalbuminemia. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy revealed diffuse and reddened sessile to semi-pedunculated polyps, resulting in the diagnosis of CCS...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652619/testing-hypotheses-of-developmental-constraints-on-mammalian-brain-partition-evolution-using-marsupials
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Alison Carlisle, Lynne Selwood, Lyn A Hinds, Norman Saunders, Mark Habgood, Karine Mardon, Vera Weisbecker
There is considerable debate about whether the partition volumes of the mammalian brain (e.g. cerebrum, cerebellum) evolve according to functional selection, or whether developmental constraints of conserved neurogenetic scheduling cause predictable partition scaling with brain size. Here we provide the first investigation of developmental constraints on partition volume growth, derived from contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography of hydrogel-stabilized brains from three marsupial species. ANCOVAs of partition vs...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652298/a-patient-specific-intracranial-aneurysm-model-with-endothelial-lining-a-novel-in-vitro-approach-to-bridge-the-gap-between-biology-and-flow-dynamics
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Naoki Kaneko, Toshihiro Mashiko, Katsunari Namba, Satoshi Tateshima, Eiju Watanabe, Kensuke Kawai
OBJECTIVES: To develop an in vitro model for studying the biological effect of complex-flow stress on endothelial cells in three-dimensional (3D) patient-specific vascular geometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A vessel replica was fabricated with polydimethylsiloxanes using 3D printing technology from vascular image data acquired by rotational angiography. The vascular model was coated with fibronectin and immersed in a tube filled with a cell suspension of endothelium, and then cultured while being slowly rotated in three dimensions...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650786/alveolar-fracture-caused-by-tooth-extraction-at-home
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Fabrício Kitazono de Carvalho, Thaís Aparecida Xavier, Nicole Gonçalves Lima, Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz, Marcilene Coelho Vinhorte, Paulo Nelson-Filho
Injuries to the teeth and surrounding structures are relatively common. Although traumatic injuries caused by falls or activities related to sports are widely discussed, the same cannot be said regarding accidents arising from non-professional extraction of primary teeth. The present study reports a 6-year-old male child who underwent mandibular alveolar bone fracture during non-professional extraction of his central lower left incisor at home, performed by his 30-year-old aunt. The root of the tooth was with an irregular physiological resorption, which acted as a lever component for the mechanical force applied, leading to bone fracture...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650559/the-antibacterial-activity-and-modes-of-li-f-type-antimicrobial-peptides-against-bacillus-cereus-in-vitro
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Jinzhi Han, Shengming Zhao, Zhi Ma, Ling Gao, Hongxia Liu, Umair Muhammad, Zhaoxin Lu, Fengxia Lv, Xiaomei Bie
AIMS: LI-Fs are a family of highly potent cyclic lipodepsipeptide antibiotics with a broad antimicrobial spectrum (Gram-positive bacteria and fungi). In this study, LI-F type antimicrobial peptides (AMP-jsa9) composing of LI-F03a, LI-F03b, LI-F04a, LI-F04b, and LI-F05b were isolated from Paenibacillus polymyxa JSA-9. To better understand the antimicrobial mechanism of AMP-jsa9, the potency and action(s) of AMP-jsa9 against B. cereus were examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Flow cytometry, confocal laser microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) observation, as well as determination of peptidoglycan and cell wall associated protein, and other methods were used...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650217/a-new-outlook-on-sporadic-flowering-of-bamboo
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Rico Gamuyao, Keisuke Nagai, Motoyuki Ashikari, Stefan Reuscher
Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) is a temperate grass species with a tree-like habitus and an unusual reproduction strategy. While flowering is irregular and infrequent, new clonal bamboo shoots are established from an underground rhizome network during the spring season. In our previous study, we performed transcriptome analyses using bamboo shoot buds to understand the initiation of bamboo stem elongation. Interestingly, the expression profile in the shoot apical meristem (SAM) region of young bamboo shoots is similar to that of other plants...
June 26, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649394/functional-neuroimaging-and-chorea-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Debra J Ehrlich, Ruth H Walker
Chorea is a hyperkinetic movement disorder consisting of involuntary irregular, flowing movements of the trunk, neck or face. Although Huntington's disease is the most common cause of chorea in adults, chorea can also result from many other neurodegenerative, metabolic, and autoimmune conditions. While the pathophysiology of these different conditions is quite variable, recent advances in functional imaging have enabled the development of new methods for analysis of brain activity and neuronal dysfunction. In this paper we review the growing body of functional imaging data that has been performed in chorea syndromes and identify particular trends, which can be used to better understand the underlying network changes within the basal ganglia...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646852/the-facial-expression-of-schizophrenic-patients-applied-with-infrared-thermal-facial-image-sequence
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Bo-Lin Jian, Chieh-Li Chen, Wen-Lin Chu, Min-Wei Huang
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a neurological disease characterized by alterations to patients' cognitive functions and emotional expressions. Relevant studies often use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain to explore structural differences and responsiveness within brain regions. However, as this technique is expensive and commonly induces claustrophobia, it is frequently refused by patients. Thus, this study used non-contact infrared thermal facial images (ITFIs) to analyze facial temperature changes evoked by different emotions in moderately and markedly ill schizophrenia patients...
June 24, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645184/early-menarche-and-menstrual-problems-are-associated-with-sleep-disturbance-in-a-large-sample-of-chinese-adolescent-girls
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Xianchen Liu, Hua Chen, Zhen-Zhen Liu, Fang Fan, Cun-Xian Jia
Study Objectives: Little is known about the association between menstruation and sleep disturbance in adolescent girls. This study examined sleep duration, insomnia symptoms, and sleep quality in relation to age at menarche and menstrual problems in a large sample of Chinese adolescent girls. Methods: This report represents the baseline data of an ongoing longitudinal study of the Shandong Adolescent Behavior & Health Cohort (SABHC) in Shandong, China. 5,800 12 to 18-year-old girls (mean age= 15...
June 22, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644703/the-relation-of-protective-factors-to-deliberate-self-harm-among-african-american-adults-moderating-roles-of-gender-and-sexual-orientation-identity
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Lindsey T Davis, Nicole H Weiss, Matthew T Tull, Kim L Gratz
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined correlates of deliberate self-harm (DSH) among African-Americans. Moreover, most research on the correlates of DSH in general has focused on risk factors rather than protective factors. AIMS: This study examined differences in perceived social support, religiosity (both spirituality and church attendance) and overall life satisfaction between African-Americans with and without a history of DSH, as well as the moderating roles of gender and sexual orientation in these relations...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644393/mutations-in-the-genes-for-interphotoreceptor-matrix-proteoglycans-impg1-and-impg2-in-patients-with-vitelliform-macular-lesions
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Caroline Brandl, Heidi L Schulz, Peter Charbel Issa, Johannes Birtel, Richard Bergholz, Clemens Lange, Claudia Dahlke, Ditta Zobor, Bernhard H F Weber, Heidi Stöhr
A significant portion of patients diagnosed with vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD) do not carry causative mutations in the classic VMD genes BEST1 or PRPH2. We therefore performed a mutational screen in a cohort of 106 BEST1/PRPH2-negative VMD patients in two genes encoding secreted interphotoreceptor matrix proteoglycans-1 and -2 (IMPG1 and IMPG2). We identified two novel mutations in IMPG1 in two simplex VMD cases with disease onset in their early childhood, a heterozygous p.(Leu238Pro) missense mutation and a homozygous c...
June 23, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644254/sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-with-unilateral-symptoms-in-the-setting-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Kyle C Rossi, Christine M Stahl, Pengfei Zhang, John W Liang, Lara V Marcuse, Fred Lublin
INTRODUCTION: Although it is not rare for magnetic resonance imaging findings in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to be asymmetric, unilateral clinical syndromes are uncommonly reported and may confound diagnosis. In addition, neurological paraneoplastic syndromes are not common in renal cell carcinoma, though there are cases reported, often without an offending antibody isolated. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old man was admitted with 1 month of left-sided numbness and "loss of control" of the left arm...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644209/an-atypical-case-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy
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Cheryl Haskes, Shannon Santapaola, Jordan Zinn
PURPOSE: This is a case presentation of paracentral acute middle maculopathy in a 33-year-old white man with borderline hyperlipidemia. Paracentral acute middle maculopathy was originally thought to be a variant of acute macular neuroretinopathy; however, it is now generally accepted that these two conditions are separate disease entities. The etiology, evolution, and pathophysiology of acute macular neuroretinopathy and paracentral acute middle maculopathy are discussed, as well as current diagnostic techniques...
June 21, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644110/detailed-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-a-case-series-of-primary-gliosarcoma
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Luísa Sampaio, Paulo Linhares, José Fonseca
Objective We aimed to characterise the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of a case series of primary gliosarcoma, with the inclusion of diffusion-weighted imaging and perfusion imaging with dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI. Materials and methods We conducted a retrospective study of cases of primary gliosarcoma from the Pathology Department database from January 2006 to December 2014. Clinical and demographic data were obtained. Two neuroradiologists, blinded to diagnosis, assessed tumour location, signal intensity in T1 and T2-weighted images, pattern of enhancement, diffusion-weighted imaging and dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI studies on preoperative MRI...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643904/pth-1-34-induced-alterations-predispose-the-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-to-mineralization
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E H Dutra, M H O'Brien, T Gutierrez, A Lima, R Nanda, S Yadav
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of intermittent parathyroid hormone (PTH [1-34]) on the mandibular condylar cartilage (MCC) and subchondral bone in adult female mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two, 20-week-old female mice were used for in vivo experiments. The experimental mice (n=11) received daily intraperitoneal injections of PTH [1-34] for 3 weeks, while control mice (n=11) received intraperitoneal injections of 0.9% saline solution. Mice were euthanized and then micro-computed tomography (micro-CT); histology and immunostaining were carried out to assess the response...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643544/varicella-zoster-meningovasculitis-in-a-multiple-sclerosis-patient-treated-with-natalizumab
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Patricia Mulero, Cristina Auger, Laura Parolin, Elena Fonseca, Manuel Requena, Jordi Rio, Mar Tintoré, Alex Rovira, Xavier Montalban
BACKGROUND: Natalizumab is associated with the occasional occurrence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). While natalizumab-associated PML is well described in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, herpes and other infections have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of varicella-zoster (VZV) meningovasculitis in a MS patient treated with natalizumab. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 48-year-old woman diagnosed with MS in treatment with natalizumab (Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS): 4...
June 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
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