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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231282/mindboggling-morphometry-of-human-brains
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Arno Klein, Satrajit S Ghosh, Forrest S Bao, Joachim Giard, Yrjö Häme, Eliezer Stavsky, Noah Lee, Brian Rossa, Martin Reuter, Elias Chaibub Neto, Anisha Keshavan
Mindboggle (http://mindboggle.info) is an open source brain morphometry platform that takes in preprocessed T1-weighted MRI data and outputs volume, surface, and tabular data containing label, feature, and shape information for further analysis. In this article, we document the software and demonstrate its use in studies of shape variation in healthy and diseased humans. The number of different shape measures and the size of the populations make this the largest and most detailed shape analysis of human brains ever conducted...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230005/current-mechanism-of-acquired-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-and-updated-therapy-strategies-in-human-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Kaixian Zhang, Qianqian Yuan
Lung cancer continues to be a major health problem and the most common cancer-related mortality worldwide with about 80%-85% patients suffering from nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). More than 80% of NSCLC cases are often diagnosed as advanced stage and harbor epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutation. Although great success in initial response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are found in EGFR-mutant NSCLC patients, acquired resistance usually occurs on the continuous treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228864/innovative-payer-engagement-strategies-will-the-convergence-lead-to-better-value-creation-in-personalized-medicine
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Ildar Akhmetov, Rostyslav V Bubnov
BACKGROUND: As reimbursement authorities are gaining greater power to influence the prescription behavior of physicians, it remains critical for life science companies focusing on personalized medicine to develop "tailor-made" payer engagement strategies to secure reimbursement and assure timely patient access to their innovative products. Depending on the types of such engagement, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies may benefit by obtaining access to medical and pharmacy claims data, getting invaluable upfront inputs on evidence requirements and clinical trial design, and strengthening trust by payers, therefore avoiding uncertainties with regards to pricing, reimbursement, and research and development reinvestment...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228511/the-opiliones-tree-of-life-shedding-light-on-harvestmen-relationships-through-transcriptomics
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Rosa Fernández, Prashant P Sharma, Ana Lúcia Tourinho, Gonzalo Giribet
Opiliones are iconic arachnids with a Palaeozoic origin and a diversity that reflects ancient biogeographic patterns dating back at least to the times of Pangea. Owing to interest in harvestman diversity, evolution and biogeography, their relationships have been thoroughly studied using morphology and PCR-based Sanger approaches to infer their systematic relationships. More recently, two studies utilized transcriptomics-based phylogenomics to explore their basal relationships and diversification, but sampling was limiting for understanding deep evolutionary patterns, as they lacked good taxon representation at the family level...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228239/spatial-distribution-and-removal-performance-of-pharmaceuticals-in-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-china
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Hou-Qi Liu, James C W Lam, Wen-Wei Li, Han-Qing Yu, Paul K S Lam
Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are an important source of pharmaceuticals released into the environment. Understanding how various pharmaceuticals are distributed and handled in WWTPs is a prerequisite to optimize their abatement. Here we investigated the spatial distribution and removal efficiencies pharmaceuticals in China's WWTPs. A total of 35 pharmaceuticals in wastewater samples from 12 WWTPs at different cities of China were analyzed. Among these detected pharmaceuticals, caffeine showed the highest concentration (up to 1775...
February 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227990/using-computational-phantoms-to-improve-delivery-of-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields-to-patients
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Ze'ev Bomzon, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Anders R Korshoej, Uri Weinberg, Cornelia Wenger, Pedro Miranda, Yoram Wasserman, Eilon D Kirson, Yoram, Ze'ev Bomzon, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Anders R Korshoej, Uri Weinberg, Cornelia Wenger, Pedro Miranda, Yoram Wasserman, Eilon D Kirson, Yoram, Uri Weinberg, Cornelia Wenger, Noa Urman, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Yoram Wasserman, Anders R Korshoej, Eilon D Kirson, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Pedro Miranda, Aafia Chaudhry, Zeev Bomzon, Yoram
This paper reviews the state-of-the-art in simulation-based studies of Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) and highlights major aspects of TTFields in which simulation-based studies could affect clinical outcomes. A major challenge is how to simulate multiple scenarios rapidly for TTFields delivery. Overcoming this challenge will enable a better understanding of how TTFields distribution is correlated with disease progression, leading to better transducer array designs and field optimization procedures, ultimately improving patient outcomes...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227889/shape-memory-alloy-smart-knee-spacer-to-enhance-knee-functionality-model-design-and-finite-element-analysis
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Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Paresh Sharma, Vasundhra Bhandari, A Bhargavi Rani, Arvind Gautam, Dwaipayan Biswas, Miguel A Callejas, Amit Acharyya
In this paper we introduce Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) for designing the tibial part of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) by exploiting the shape-memory and pseudo-elasticity property of the SMA (e.g. NiTi). This would eliminate the drawbacks of the state-of-the art PMMA based knee-spacer including fracture, sustainability, dislocation, tilting, translation and subluxation for tackling the Osteoarthritis especially for the aged people of 45-plus or the athletes. In this paper a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model using SolidWorks for the knee-spacer is presented based on the proposed SMA adopting the state-of-the art industry-standard geometry that is used in the PMMA based spacer design...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227864/automatic-segmentation-of-multimodal-brain-tumor-images-based-on-classification-of-super-voxels
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M Kadkhodaei, S Samavi, N Karimi, H Mohaghegh, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, A All, K Najarian, M Kadkhodaei, S Samavi, N Karimi, H Mohaghegh, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, A All, K Najarian, K Ward, S M R Soroushmehr, A All, S Samavi, M Kadkhodaei, H Mohaghegh, K Najarian, N Karimi
Despite the rapid growth in brain tumor segmentation approaches, there are still many challenges in this field. Automatic segmentation of brain images has a critical role in decreasing the burden of manual labeling and increasing robustness of brain tumor diagnosis. We consider segmentation of glioma tumors, which have a wide variation in size, shape and appearance properties. In this paper images are enhanced and normalized to same scale in a preprocessing step. The enhanced images are then segmented based on their intensities using 3D super-voxels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227858/compensation-of-pulsation-artifacts-during-optical-imaging-with-and-without-cranial-chamber
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Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Jacek Szczygielski, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Philipp Flotho, Lars Haab, Matthias Hulser
Functional Optical Imaging (OI) through the opened skull forms a group of Neuroimaging techniques characterized by a high temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. State of the art OI experiments are generally difficult to execute, with a very timely surgical preparation preceding the experiment, that requires a skilled surgeon to mount a sealed imaging chamber onto the skull. The chamber reduces brain pulsation artifacts and swelling of the brain through movement restriction. In this work, we present preliminary results of a novel approach that does not rely on the usage of an imaging chamber with the goal to facilitate heavily the surgical animal preparation and to allow straightforward joint Electroencephalography - Optical Imaging recordings in the future...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227835/multi-chip-dataflow-architecture-for-massive-scale-biophysically-accurate-neuron-simulation
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Jaco Hofmann, Amir Zjajo, Carlo Galuzzi, Rene van Leuken, Jaco Hofmann, Amir Zjajo, Carlo Galuzzi, Rene van Leuken, Carlo Galuzzi, Rene Van Leuken, Jaco Hofmann, Amir Zjajo
State-of-the-art neuron simulators are capable of simulating at most few tens/hundreds of neurons in real-time due to the exponential growth in the communication costs with the number of simulated neurons. In this paper, we present a novel, reconfigurable, multi-chip system architecture based on localized communication, which effectively reduces the communication cost to a linear growth. The system is very flexible and it allows to tune, at run-time, various parameters, e.g. the intracellular concentration of chemical compounds, the interconnection scheme between the neurons...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227825/real-time-autonomous-bladder-event-classification-and-closed-loop-control-from-single-channel-pressure-data
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Robert Karam, Swarup Bhunia, Steve Majerus, Steven W Brose, Margot S Damaser, Dennis Bourbeau, Robert Karam, Swarup Bhunia, Steve Majerus, Steven W Brose, Margot S Damaser, Dennis Bourbeau, Steve Majerus, Margot S Damaser, Robert Karam, Steven W Brose, Dennis Bourbeau, Swarup Bhunia
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a debilitating condition affecting millions worldwide, which significantly reduces quality of life. Neuromodulation of lower urinary tract nerves can be used to treat sensations of urgency in many subjects, including those with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Event driven, or conditional stimulation has been investigated as a possible improvement to the state-of-the-art open-loop stimulation systems available today. However, this requires a robust, adaptive, and noise-tolerant method of classifying bladder function from real-time bladder pressure measurements...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227718/a-home-automation-based-environmental-sound-alert-for-people-experiencing-hearing-loss
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Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke, Rainer Bruck, Rainer Bruck, Matthias Mielke
Different assistive technologies are available for deaf people (i.e. deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing). Besides the well-known hearing aid, devices for detection of sound events that occur at home or at work (e.g. doorbell, telephone) are available. Despite the technological progress in the last years and resulting new possibilities, the basic functions and concepts of such devices have not changed. The user still needs special assistive technology that is bound to the home or work environment. In this contribution a new concept for awareness of events in buildings is presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227709/bayesian-gaussian-processes-for-identifying-the-deteriorating-patient
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Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton, Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton, Glen Wright Colopy, Marco A F Pimentel, Stephen J Roberts, David A Clifton
The step-down unit (SDU) is a high-acuity hospital environment, to which patients may be sent after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). About 1- in-7 patients will deteriorate in the SDU and require emergency readmission to the ICU. Upon readmission, these patients experience significantly higher mortality risks and lengths of stay. Gaussian process regression (GPR) models are proposed as a flexible, principled, probabilistic method to address the clinical need to monitor continuously patient time-series of vital signs acquired in the SDU...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227671/imquant-an-image-based-fluorescence-reader-for-quantitative-lateral-flow-immunoassays
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Kaushik Basak Chowdhury, Jayaraj Joseph, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Kaushik Basak Chowdhury, Jayaraj Joseph, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Jayaraman Kiruthi Vasan, Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam, Jayaraj Joseph, Kaushik Basak Chowdhury
Fluorescence immunoassays (FIA) have strong potential in enabling rapid quantitative immunological testing at point of care. Existing state of the art instruments employ laser scanning of FIA test kits, which require the use of electromechanical systems, making the instrument bulky, heavy and less reliable in the long term. There is a growing need for an extremely compact and reliable, motion-free, automated reader for accurate quantification of immunoassays. Here, we present ImQuant, an image based FIA reader with integrated monochromatic excitation source, optical filtering and real time image capture, assisted with an intuitive graphical user interface...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227542/biologically-inspired-multi-layered-synthetic-skin-for-tactile-feedback-in-prosthetic-limbs
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Luke Osborn, Harrison Nguyen, Joseph Betthauser, Rahul Kaliki, Nitish Thakor, Luke Osborn, Harrison Nguyen, Joseph Betthauser, Rahul Kaliki, Nitish Thakor, Joseph Betthauser, Luke Osborn, Nitish Thakor, Rahul Kaliki, Harrison Nguyen
The human body offers a template for many state-of-the-art prosthetic devices and sensors. In this work, we present a novel, sensorized synthetic skin that mimics the natural multi-layered nature of mechanoreceptors found in healthy glabrous skin to provide tactile information. The multi-layered sensor is made up of flexible piezoresistive textiles that act as force sensitive resistors (FSRs) to convey tactile information, which are embedded within a silicone rubber to resemble the compliant nature of human skin...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227451/cuff-pressure-induced-pat-changes-modelling-and-experimental-verification-towards-calibration-of-blood-pressure-surrogates
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Erik Bresch, Lars Schmitt, Dennis De Matteis, Jens Muehlsteff, Erik Bresch, Lars Schmitt, Dennis De Matteis, Jens Muehlsteff, Erik Bresch, Dennis De Matteis, Lars Schmitt, Jens Muehlsteff
Arterial Blood Pressure (ABP) is one of the most often measured vital parameters in daily clinical practice. State-of-the-Art non-invasive ABP measurement technologies have obvious limitations and are still mainly based on uncomfortable techniques by complete or partial occlusions of arteries. Additionally, embodiments are bulky, difficult to apply for the layman, or provide only intermittent measurements. We have been investigating the pulse arrival time (PAT) and pulse transit time (PTT) methodology for unobtrusive blood pressure (BP) measurements...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227402/simplified-eeg-inverse-solution-for-bci-real-time-implementation
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L Duque-Munoz, F Vargas, J D Lopez, L Duque-Munoz, F Vargas, J D Lopez, F Vargas, L Duque-Munoz, J D Lopez
EEG brain imaging has become a promising approach in Brain-computer interface applications. However, accurate reconstruction of active regions and computational burden are still open issues. In this paper, we propose to use a simplified forward model that includes the reduction of the cortical dipoles based on Brodmann areas together with state-of-the-art EEG brain imaging techniques. With this approach the well known Beamformers and Greedy Search inverse solutions become feasible for real-time implementation, while guaranteeing lower localization error than previous approaches used in BCI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227384/automatic-classification-of-cancer-cells-in-multispectral-microscopic-images-of-lymph-node-samples
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Gali Zimmerman-Moreno, Irina Marin, Moshe Lindner, Iris Barshack, Yuval Garini, Eli Konen, Arnaldo Mayer, Gali Zimmerman-Moreno, Irina Marin, Moshe Lindner, Iris Barshack, Yuval Garini, Eli Konen, Arnaldo Mayer, Moshe Lindner, Yuval Garini, Gali Zimmerman-Moreno, Arnaldo Mayer, Eli Konen, Iris Barshack, Irina Marin
Histopathological analysis is crucial for the diagnosis of a large number of cancer types. A lot of progress has been made in the development of molecular based assays, but many of the cases still require the careful analysis of the stained tissue under a bright-field microscope and its analysis. This procedure is costly and time-consuming. We present a novel method for classification of cancer cells in lymph node images. It is based on the measurement of the spectral image of hematoxylin and eosin stained sample under the microscope and the analysis of the acquired data using state of the art machine learning techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227379/parallel-generation-of-digitally-reconstructed-radiographs-on-heterogeneous-multi-gpu-workstations
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Marwan Abdellah, Asem Abdelaziz, E M B S Eslam Ali, Sherief Abdelaziz, Abdelrahman Sayed, Mohamed I Owis, Ayman Eldeib, Marwan Abdellah, Asem Abdelaziz, E M B S Eslam Ali, Sherief Abdelaziz, Abdelrahman Sayed, Mohamed I Owis, Ayman Eldeib, Sherief Abdelaziz, Mohamed I Owis, Abdelrahman Sayed, Marwan Abdellah, Asem Abdelaziz, Eslam Ali, Ayman Eldeib
The growing importance of three-dimensional radiotherapy treatment has been associated with the active presence of advanced computational workflows that can simulate conventional x-ray films from computed tomography (CT) volumetric data to create digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRR). These simulated x-ray images are used to continuously verify the patient alignment in image-guided therapies with 2D-3D image registration. The present DRR rendering pipelines are quite limited to handle huge imaging stacks generated by recent state-of-the-art CT imaging modalities...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227360/unsupervised-abnormality-detection-using-saliency-and-retinex-based-color-enhancement
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Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Shahed K Mohammed, Francis M Bui, Khan A Wahid, Farah Deeba
An efficient and automated abnormality detection method can significantly reduce the burden of screening of the enormous visual information resulting from capsule endoscopic procedure. As a pre-processing stage, color enhancement could be useful to improve the image quality and the detection performance. Therefore, in this paper, we have proposed a two-stage automated abnormality detection algorithm. In the first stage, an adaptive color enhancement method based on Retinex theory is applied on the endoscopic images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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