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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214930/investigation-of-optical-neuro-monitoring-technique-for-detection-of-maintenance-and-emergence-states-during-general-anesthesia
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Gabriela Hernandez-Meza, Meltem Izzetoglu, Mary Osbakken, Michael Green, Hawa Abubakar, Kurtulus Izzetoglu
The American Society of Anesthesiologist recommends peripheral physiological monitoring during general anesthesia, which offers no information regarding the effects of anesthetics on the brain. Since no "gold standard" method exists for this evaluation, such a technique is needed to ensure patient comfort, procedure quality and safety. In this study we investigated functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as possible monitor of anesthetic effects on the prefrontal cortex. Anesthetic drugs, such as sevoflurane, suppress the cerebral metabolism and alter the cerebral blood flow...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214777/utility-of-long-term-video-eeg-monitoring-for-children-with-staring
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Anup D Patel, Babitha Haridas, Zachary M Grinspan, Jack Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Staring spells are a common reason for referral to overnight epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) evaluation. However, inpatient EMU admissions are expensive and time consuming. This study determined what percentage of those referred for staring had a confirmed epileptic seizure on long-term video-EEG monitoring (LTM) and developed a scoring system to help prioritize which patients should undergo this procedure. METHODS: We performed a four-year retrospective chart review of all children at a tertiary pediatric hospital who received LTM (long-term monitoring) for the purposes of characterizing staring...
February 16, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214717/an-interactive-medical-image-segmentation-framework-using-iterative-refinement
#3
Pratik Kalshetti, Manas Bundele, Parag Rahangdale, Dinesh Jangra, Chiranjoy Chattopadhyay, Gaurav Harit, Abhay Elhence
Segmentation is often performed on medical images for identifying diseases in clinical evaluation. Hence it has become one of the major research areas. Conventional image segmentation techniques are unable to provide satisfactory segmentation results for medical images as they contain irregularities. They need to be pre-processed before segmentation. In order to obtain the most suitable method for medical image segmentation, we propose MIST (Medical Image Segmentation Tool), a two stage algorithm. The first stage automatically generates a binary marker image of the region of interest using mathematical morphology...
February 13, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214388/modified-automatic-term-selection-v2-a-faster-algorithm-to-calculate-inelastic-scattering-cross-sections
#4
Ján Rusz
We present a new algorithm for calculating inelastic scattering cross-section for fast electrons. Compared to the previous Modified Automatic Term Selection (mats) algorithm (Rusz et al. [18]), it has far better convergence properties in zone axis calculations and it allows to identify contributions of individual atoms. One can think of it as a blend of mats algorithm and a method described by Weickenmeier and Kohl [10].
January 25, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214227/automated-breast-density-computation-in-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-influence-on-mean-glandular-dose-and-birads-density-categorization
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Maria Castillo-García, Margarita Chevalier, Julia Garayoa, Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Diego García-Pinto, Julio Valverde
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to compare the breast density estimates from two algorithms on full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and to analyze the clinical implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected 561 FFDM and DBT examinations from patients without breast pathologies. Two versions of a commercial software (Quantra 2D and Quantra 3D) calculated the volumetric breast density automatically in FFDM and DBT, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214222/necessity-to-critically-review-the-automatic-results-of-the-xpert-flu-assay
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Ilka Engelmann, Enagnon Kazali Alidjinou, Mouna Lazrek, Anny Dewilde, Didier Hober
While using the Xpert Flu assay we became aware of false-negative results. The study aimed to analyze the causes of these false-negative results. One hundred fifty-nine respiratory specimens were tested in the Xpert Flu assay and in multiplex reverse transcription-polymerase chain reactions (RT-PCRs) for respiratory viruses. Discordant specimens were tested in the Influenza A/B r-gene assay. One hundred fifty-two (96%) and 151 (95%) specimens yielded concordant results for influenza A and B, respectively. Fifteen specimens tested negative in the Xpert Flu assay and positive in a multiplex RT-PCR...
February 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213793/automation-of-peak-tracking-analysis-of-stepwise-perturbed-nmr-spectra
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Tommaso Banelli, Marco Vuano, Federico Fogolari, Andrea Fusiello, Gennaro Esposito, Alessandra Corazza
We describe a new algorithmic approach able to automatically pick and track the NMR resonances of a large number of 2D NMR spectra acquired during a stepwise variation of a physical parameter. The method has been named Trace in Track (TINT), referring to the idea that a gaussian decomposition traces peaks within the tracks recognised through 3D mathematical morphology. It is capable of determining the evolution of the chemical shifts, intensity and linewidths of each tracked peak.The performances obtained in term of track reconstruction and correct assignment on realistic synthetic spectra were high above 90% when a noise level similar to that of experimental data were considered...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213474/a-bayesian-approach-for-analysis-of-whole-genome-bisulphite-sequencing-data-identifies-disease-associated-changes-in-dna-methylation
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Owen J L Rackham, Sarah R Langley, Thomas Oates, Eleni Vradi, Nathan Harmston, Prashant K Srivastava, Jacques Behmoaras, Petros Dellaportas, Leonardo Bottolo, Enrico Petretto
DNA methylation is a key epigenetic modification involved in gene regulation whose contribution to disease susceptibility remains to be fully understood. Here, we present a novel Bayesian smoothing approach (called ABBA) to detect differentially methylated regions (DMRs) from whole-genome bisulphite sequencing (WGBS). We also show how this approach can be leveraged to identify disease-associated changes in DNA methylation, suggesting mechanisms through which these alterations might affect disease. From a data modeling perspective, ABBA has the distinctive feature of automatically adapting to different correlation structures in CpG methylation levels across the genome whilst taking into account the distance between CpG sites as a covariate...
February 17, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213254/chips-how-to-build-and-implement-fluidic-devices-in-flow-based-systems
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Víctor Cerdà, Jessica Avivar, Daniel Moreno
The development of automatic analyzers based on flow techniques involves the use and continuous innovation of fluidic devices. New trends tend toward miniaturization of sophisticated fluidic platforms requiring continuous advances in this field. The availability of a mechanic and electronic workshop together with the know-how to build new fluidic devices provides the tools for the creation of innovative instrumentation and stimulates the creativity of analytical chemists. Thus, in this review we present how to build and use flow-based fluidic devices, together with the tools required, such as computerized controlled lathes, milling machines, laser engraver machines, low-temperature co-fired ceramics technology and 3D printers, highlighting their strong and weak points...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213251/on-line-monitoring-of-in-vitro-oral-bioaccessibility-tests-as-front-end-to-liquid-chromatography-for-determination-of-chlorogenic-acid-isomers-in-dietary-supplements
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Daniel Kremr, David J Cocovi-Solberg, Petra Bajerová, Karel Ventura, Manuel Miró
A novel fully automated in-vitro oral dissolution test assay as a front-end to liquid chromatography has been developed and validated for on-line chemical profiling and monitoring of temporal release profiles of three caffeoylquinic acid (CQA) isomers, namely, 3-CQA,4-CQA and 5-CQA, known as chlorogenic acids, in dietary supplements. Tangential-flow filtration is harnessed as a sample processing approach for on-line handling of CQA containing extracts of hard gelatin capsules and introduction of protein-free samples into the liquid chromatograph...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213247/an-automatic-stirring-assisted-liquid-liquid-microextraction-system-based-on-lab-in-syringe-platform-for-on-line-atomic-spectrometric-determination-of-trace-metals
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Georgia Giakisikli, Aristidis N Anthemidis
A novel simple fully automatic on-line magnetic stirring-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction method, based on the lab-in-syringe (LIS) concept, has been developed as an alternative approach for sample pretreatment and atomic spectrometric assays. The analytical process includes the in-syringe reaction of the metal ion with the chelating reagent, the analyte micro-extraction and the subsequent transportation of the extractant to the detection system for electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric (ETAAS) quantification...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213151/automatic-method-for-estimation-of-in-situ-effective-contact-angle-from-x-ray-micro-tomography-images-of-two-phase-flow-in-porous-media
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Alessio Scanziani, Kamaljit Singh, Martin J Blunt, Alberto Guadagnini
Multiphase flow in porous media is strongly influenced by the wettability of the system, which affects the arrangement of the interfaces of different phases residing in the pores. We present a method for estimating the effective contact angle, which quantifies the wettability and controls the local capillary pressure within the complex pore space of natural rock samples, based on the physical constraint of constant curvature of the interface between two fluids. This algorithm is able to extract a large number of measurements from a single rock core, resulting in a characteristic distribution of effective in situ contact angle for the system, that is modelled as a truncated Gaussian probability density distribution...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213145/how-are-you-feeling-a-personalized-methodology-for-predicting-mental-states-from-temporally-observable-physical-and-behavioral-information
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Suppawong Tuarob, Conrad S Tucker, Soundar Kumara, C Lee Giles, Aaron L Pincus, David E Conroy, Nilam Ram
It is believed that anomalous mental states such as stress and anxiety not only cause suffering for the individuals, but also lead to tragedies in some extreme cases. The ability to predict the mental state of an individual at both current and future time periods could prove critical to healthcare practitioners. Currently, the practical way to predict an individual's mental state is through mental examinations that involve psychological experts performing the evaluations. However, such methods can be time and resource consuming, mitigating their broad applicability to a wide population...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213008/the-prognostic-impact-of-tumor-volume-on-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Xiao-Dong Su, Hao-Jun Xie, Qian-Wen Liu, Yun-Xian Mo, Hao Long, Tie-Hua Rong
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prognostic impact of tumor volume (TV) on patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after complete resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinicopathological characteristics of 274 patients with stage I NSCLC who had received preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) scans and complete resection. TV was semi-automatically measured from chest CT scans by using an imaging software program...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212880/automatic-detection-of-hypoxia-in-renal-tissue-stained-with-hif-alpha
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Aline Rodrigues Buzin, Nayana Damiani Macedo, Isabela Bastos Binotti Abreu De Araujo, Breno Valentim Nogueira, Tadeu Uggere De Andrade, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Dominik Lenz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was the identification of the stain HIF-alpha using the Image Cytometry, and to help to count the positive cells (with HIF-alpha) and the negative cells (without HIF-alpha) from the same sample. METHOD: 17 images of renal tissues from male rats of Winstar lineage; overall, there were 12.587 objects (cells) in the images for analysis. The acquired images were then analyzed through the free softwares CellProfiler (version 2.1...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212446/evaluation-of-university-scientific-research-ability-based-on-the-output-of-sci-tech-papers-a-d-ahp-approach
#16
Fan Zong, Lifang Wang
University scientific research ability is an important indicator to express the strength of universities. In this paper, the evaluation of university scientific research ability is investigated based on the output of sci-tech papers. Four university alliances from North America, UK, Australia, and China, are selected as the case study of the university scientific research evaluation. Data coming from Thomson Reuters InCites are collected to support the evaluation. The work has contributed new framework to the issue of university scientific research ability evaluation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212078/demographic-analysis-from-biometric-data-achievements-challenges-and-new-frontiers
#17
Yunlian Sun, Man Zhang, Zhenan Sun, Tieniu Tan
Biometrics is the technique of automatically recognizing individuals based on their biological or behavioral characteristics. Various biometric traits have been introduced and widely investigated, including fingerprint, iris, face, voice, palmprint, gait and so forth. Apart from identity, biometric data may convey various other personal information, covering affect, age, gender, race, accent, handedness, height, weight, etc. Among these, analysis of demographics (age, gender, and race) has received tremendous attention owing to its wide realworld applications, with significant efforts devoted and great progress achieved...
February 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212076/selecting-power-efficient-signal-features-for-a-low-power-fall-detector
#18
Changhong Wang, Stephen Redmond, Wei Lu, Michael Stevens, Stephen Lord, Nigel Lovell
Falls are a serious threat to the health of older people. A wearable fall detector can automatically detect the occurrence of a fall and alert a caregiver or an emergency response service so they may deliver immediate assistance, improving the chances of recovering from fall-related injuries. One constraint of such a wearable technology is its limited battery life. Thus, minimization of power consumption is an important design concern, all the while maintaining satisfactory accuracy of the fall detection algorithms implemented on the wearable device...
February 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210998/on-t%C3%AF-he-distinction-between-value-driven-attention-and-selection-history-evidence-from-individuals-with-depressive-symptoms
#19
Brian A Anderson, Michelle Chiu, Michelle M DiBartolo, Stephanie L Leal
When predictive of extrinsic reward as targets, stimuli rapidly acquire the ability to automatically capture attention. Attentional biases for former targets of visual search also can develop without reward feedback but typically require much longer training. These learned biases towards former targets often are conceptualized within a single framework and might differ merely in degree. That is, both are the result of the reinforcement of selection history, with extrinsic reward for correct report of the target providing greater reinforcement than correct report alone...
February 16, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210997/3d-skeletal-uptake-of-18-f-sodium-fluoride-in-pet-ct-images-is-associated-with-overall-survival-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#20
Sarah Lindgren Belal, May Sadik, Reza Kaboteh, Nezar Hasani, Olof Enqvist, Linus Svärm, Fredrik Kahl, Jane Simonsen, Mads H Poulsen, Mattias Ohlsson, Poul F Høilund-Carlsen, Lars Edenbrandt, Elin Trägårdh
BACKGROUND: Sodium fluoride (NaF) positron emission tomography combined with computer tomography (PET/CT) has shown to be more sensitive than the whole-body bone scan in the detection of skeletal uptake due to metastases in prostate cancer. We aimed to calculate a 3D index for NaF PET/CT and investigate its correlation to the bone scan index (BSI) and overall survival (OS) in a group of patients with prostate cancer. METHODS: NaF PET/CT and bone scans were studied in 48 patients with prostate cancer...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
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