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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927690/forensic-drug-intelligence-and-the-rise-of-cryptomarkets-part-i-studying-the-australian-virtual-market
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Julian Broséus, Marie Morelato, Mark Tahtouh, Claude Roux
Analysing and understanding cryptomarkets is essential to become proactive in the fight against the illicit drug trade. Such a research seeks to combine a diversity of indicators related to the virtual (darknet markets) and physical (the traditional "offline" market) aspects of the illicit drug trade to provide information on the distribution and consumption as well as to assess similarities/differences between the virtual and physical markets. This study analysed data that had previously been collected on cryptomarkets from December 2013 to March 2015...
September 12, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925747/protocol-and-quality-assurance-for-carotid-imaging-in-100-000-participants-of-uk-biobank-development-and-assessment
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Sean Coffey, Adam J Lewandowski, Steve Garratt, Rudy Meijer, Steven Lynum, Ram Bedi, James Paterson, Mohammad Yaqub, J Alison Noble, Stefan Neubauer, Steffen E Petersen, Naomi Allen, Cathie Sudlow, Rory Collins, Paul M Matthews, Paul Leeson
Background Ultrasound imaging is able to quantify carotid arterial wall structure for the assessment of cerebral and cardiovascular disease risks. We describe a protocol and quality assurance process to enable carotid imaging at large scale that has been developed for the UK Biobank Imaging Enhancement Study of 100,000 individuals. Design An imaging protocol was developed to allow measurement of carotid intima-media thickness from the far wall of both common carotid arteries. Six quality assurance criteria were defined and a web-based interface (Intelligent Ultrasound) was developed to facilitate rapid assessment of images against each criterion...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922067/conceptual-elaboration-versus-direct-lexical-access-in-wais-similarities-differential-effects-of-white-matter-lesions-and-gray-matter-volumes
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Sven-Erik Fernaeus, Åke Hellström
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) subscale Similarities have been classified as a test of either verbal comprehension or of inductive reasoning. The reason may be that items divide into two categories. We tested the hypothesis of heterogeneity of items in WAIS-Similarities. Consecutive patients at a memory clinic and healthy controls participated in the study. White-matter hyperintensities (WMHs) and normalized temporal lobe volumes were measured based on Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI), and tests of verbal memory and attention were used in addition to WAIS-Similarities to collect behavioural data...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918225/on-the-relationship-between-executive-functions-of-working-memory-and-components-derived-from-fluid-intelligence-measures
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Xuezhu Ren, Karl Schweizer, Tengfei Wang, Pei Chu, Qin Gong
The aim of the current study is to provide new insights into the relationship between executive functions and intelligence measures in considering the item-position effect observed in intelligence items. Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM) and Horn's LPS reasoning test were used to assess fluid intelligence which served as criterion in investigating the relationship between intelligence and executive functions. A battery of six experimental tasks measured the updating, shifting, and inhibition processes of executive functions...
September 14, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904150/emotional-intelligence-throughout-the-lifecycle-of-australian-radiographers
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Sarah Jayne Lewis, Grace Rose Eccles, Stuart James Mackay, John Robinson
PURPOSE: To measure global and domain trait emotional intelligence (EI) throughout the professional lifecycle of Australian radiographers and report the trends. METHODS: A combination retrospective and prospective cross-sectional multiple-cohort study using the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire Short Form (TEIQue-SF) was designed to collect global and domain trait EI scores of several populations, including radiography students (n = 95), inexperienced radiographers (0-5 years' experience; n = 94), experienced radiographers (≥ 6 years' experience; n = 451), chief radiographers (n = 107), clinical educators (n = 24), application specialists (n = 24), and radiographers working in education (n = 15)...
September 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894545/comparing-performances-of-intelligent-classifier-algorithms-for-predicting-type-of-pain-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Nasrolah Nasr HeidarAbadi, Laleh Hakemi, Pirhossein Kolivand, Reza Safdari, Marjan Ghazi Saeidi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In this study, performances of classification techniques were compared in order to predict type of pain in patients with spinal cord injury. Pain is one of the main problems in people with spinal cord injury. Identifying the optimal classification technique will help improve decision support systems in clinical settings. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective analysis was performed in 253 patients. We compared performances of "Bayesian Networks", "Decision Tree", neural networks: "Multi-Layer Perceptron" (MLP), and "Support Vector Machines" (SVM)...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890228/actor-partner-interdependence-analysis-in-depressed-patient-caregiver-dyads-influence-of-emotional-intelligence-and-coping-strategies-on-anxiety-and-depression
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Serres Marguerite, Boyer Laurent, Alessandrini Marine, Leroy Tanguy, Baumstarck Karine, Auquier Pascal, Zendjidjian Xavier
OBJECTIVE: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a leading cause of suffering for both patients and their natural caregivers. A preliminary study highlights the association of emotional intelligence (EI) and coping strategies with quality of life. However, there is a lack of studies concerning dyadic (i.e., patient and natural caregiver) characteristics' impact on anxious and depressive symptoms. In a sample of MDD patients-caregivers dyads, we explored the influence of EI and coping strategies on anxious and depressive symptoms using the actor-partner interdependence model (APIM)...
August 30, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882722/cognition-in-patients-with-benign-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes-a-study-with-long-term-veeg-and-rs-fmri
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Xinxin Yan, Qing Yu, Yuting Gao, Liting Li, Danhua Yu, Ying Chen, Xiaojuan Yao, Weidong Yang, Zhijuan Chen, Jianzhong Yin, Yang An, Ke Tan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between alterations of functional brain network and cognition in patients with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) as a function of spike-wave index (SWI) during slow wave sleep. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) data and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) were collected from two groups of patients with BECTS, including a SWI<50% group (5 cases) and a SWI≥50% group (7 cases)...
September 4, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881546/-effect-of-breastfeeding-on-the-behavioral-development-of-infants-and-children-a-birth-cohort-study-in-ma-anshan
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A X Ye, X Y Tao, S Q Yan, A Z Zuo, W J Pan, K Huang, F B Tao
Objective: To discuss the relationship between breastfeeding and the behavioral development of infants and children. Methods: Based on the Ma'anshan Birth Cohort Study, there were 3 474 pregnant women recruited from Ma'anshan Maternal and Child Care Center between May 2013 and September 2014, including 3 273 singleton live births. Follow up the infants to the age of 18 months old. Excluded the infants with incomplete information of breastfeeding and who did not finish the ASQ-3 evaluation in 6 months old and 18 months old, 2 404 valid subjects were included in the study...
September 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872869/demystifying-multi-task-deep-neural-networks-for-quantitative-structure-activity-relationships
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Yuting Xu, Junshui Ma, Andy Liaw, Robert P Sheridan, Vladimir Svetnik
Deep neural networks (DNNs) are complex computational models that have found great success in many artificial intelligence applications, such as computer vision and natural language processing. In the past four years, DNNs also generated promising results for quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) tasks. Previous work showed that DNNs can routinely make better predictions than traditional methods, such as random forests, on a diverse collection of QSAR datasets. It was also found that multi-task DNN models - those trained on and predicting multiple QSAR properties simultaneously - outperform DNNs trained separately on the individual datasets in many but not all tasks...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846704/is-crossed-laterality-associated-with-academic-achievement-and-intelligence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Marta Ferrero, Gillian West, Miguel A Vadillo
Over the last century, sporadic research has suggested that people whose hand, eye, foot, or ear dominances are not consistently right- or left-sided are at special risk of suffering academic difficulties. This phenomenon is known as crossed laterality. Although the bulk of this research dates from 1960's and 1970's, crossed laterality is becoming increasingly popular in the area of school education, driving the creation of several interventions aimed at restoring or consolidating lateral dominance. However, the available evidence is fragmentary...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836033/predictability-and-inconsistencies-in-the-cognitive-outcome-of-early-treated-pku-patients
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Filippo Manti, Francesca Nardecchia, Sabrina Paci, Flavia Chiarotti, Claudia Carducci, Carla Carducci, Silvia Dalmazzone, Graziella Cefalo, Elisabetta Salvatici, Giuseppe Banderali, Vincenzo Leuzzi
Long-term cognitive outcome and treatment of adult early treated (ET)PKU patients is a main issue in PKU research. We questioned whether the intellectual development of ETPKU patients is stable and to what extent its variation may be predicted by the quality of metabolic control. The aims of the present longitudinal retrospective study were to assess in young adult ETPKU patients: i) the relationship between IQ and metabolic control during the first two decades of life; and ii) the intra- and interindividual variability in the developmental trajectory which cannot be predicted by the disease's biomarkers...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806336/musical-rehabilitation-in-adult-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-a-self-administered-software
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Leah Smith, Lee Bartel, Samidha Joglekar, Joseph Chen
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine if a self-administered computer-based rehabilitation program could improve music appreciation and speech understanding in adults who have a cochlear implant (CI). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary adult CI program. PATIENTS: Twenty-one postlingually deafened cochlear implant users between the ages of 27 and 79 years were recruited. INTERVENTIONS(S): A self-administered music rehabilitative software was designed to help improve the perception of musical patterns of increasing complexity, as well as pitch and timbre perception, premised on focused and divided attention...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802568/the-application-of-suctioning-flexible-ureteroscopy-with-intelligent-pressure-control-in-treating-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-on-patients-with-a-solitary-kidney
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Jianrong Huang, Donghua Xie, Ruiping Xiong, Xiaolin Deng, Chengbing Huang, Difu Fan, Zuofeng Peng, Wen Qin, Min Zeng, Leming Song
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usage of intelligently pressure-controlled flexible ureteroscopy (URS) in managing upper urinary tract calculi in patients with a solitary kidney. METHODS: Forty patients with a solitary kidney and upper urinary tract calculus were included in this study. All the patients underwent suctioning URS with intelligent control of renal pelvic pressure by connecting pressure-measuring suctioning ureteral access sheath to an irrigation and suctioning platform...
August 9, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793020/intelligent-monitoring-of-aedes-aegypti-in-a-rural-area-of-rio-de-janeiro-state-brazil
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Argemiro Sanavria, Claudia Bezerra da Silva, Érica Heleno Electo, Lidiane Cristina Rocha Nogueira, Sandra Maria Gomes Thomé, Isabele da Costa Angelo, Gilmar Ferreira Vita, Talles Eduardo Cabral Sanavria, Elisa Domingues Padua, Denise Glória Gaiotte
The aim of this research was to monitor the presence of females of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus, 1762) on the Seropédica municipality, Rio de Janeiro State, from 2010 to 2013. For this purpose, the Intelligent Dengue Monitoring (IM-Dengue) and Intelligent Virus Monitoring (IM-Virus) developed by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Ecovec - Minas Gerais, Brazil), were used. IM-Dengue is a tool that allows achieving a weekly overview of A. aegypti infestation, while IM-Virus is another tool that allows detecting dengue virus directly from the mosquito, by Real Time-PCR...
2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790044/access-3-project-protocol-young-people-and-health-system-navigation-in-the-digital-age-a-multifaceted-mixed-methods-study
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Melissa Kang, Fiona Robards, Lena Sanci, Katharine Steinbeck, Stephen Jan, Catherine Hawke, Marlene Kong, Tim Usherwood
BACKGROUND: The integration of digital technology into everyday lives of young people has become widespread. It is not known whether and how technology influences barriers and facilitators to healthcare, and whether and how young people navigate between face-to-face and virtual healthcare. To provide new knowledge essential to policy and practice, we designed a study that would explore health system access and navigation in the digital age. The study objectives are to: (1) describe experiences of young people accessing and navigating the health system in New South Wales (NSW), Australia; (2) identify barriers and facilitators to healthcare for young people and how these vary between groups; (3) describe health system inefficiencies, particularly for young people who are marginalised; (4) provide policy-relevant knowledge translation of the research data...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783079/an-ultra-low-power-turning-angle-based-biomedical-signal-compression-engine-with-adaptive-threshold-tuning
#17
Jun Zhou, Chao Wang
Intelligent sensing is drastically changing our everyday life including healthcare by biomedical signal monitoring, collection, and analytics. However, long-term healthcare monitoring generates tremendous data volume and demands significant wireless transmission power, which imposes a big challenge for wearable healthcare sensors usually powered by batteries. Efficient compression engine design to reduce wireless transmission data rate with ultra-low power consumption is essential for wearable miniaturized healthcare sensor systems...
August 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773148/an-intelligent-gear-fault-diagnosis-methodology-using-a-complex-wavelet-enhanced-convolutional-neural-network
#18
Weifang Sun, Bin Yao, Nianyin Zeng, Binqiang Chen, Yuchao He, Xincheng Cao, Wangpeng He
As a typical example of large and complex mechanical systems, rotating machinery is prone to diversified sorts of mechanical faults. Among these faults, one of the prominent causes of malfunction is generated in gear transmission chains. Although they can be collected via vibration signals, the fault signatures are always submerged in overwhelming interfering contents. Therefore, identifying the critical fault's characteristic signal is far from an easy task. In order to improve the recognition accuracy of a fault's characteristic signal, a novel intelligent fault diagnosis method is presented...
July 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765090/data-relating-to-prenatal-lead-exposure-and-child-iq-at-4-and-8-years-old-in-the-avon-longitudinal-study-of-parents-and-children
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Caroline M Taylor, Katarzyna Kordas, Jean Golding, Alan M Emond
As part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), measures of child IQ were collected by trained psychologists. The Wechsler Pre-school and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Revised UK edition (WPPSI) was used at age 4 years in a subsample of children enrolled in ALSPAC (the Children in Focus cohort), chosen at random from the last 6 months of ALSPAC births (about 10% of the participants). At age 8 years all children enrolled in the main cohort were invited to complete a short form of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)-III (UK)...
July 29, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765076/utility-and-potential-of-rapid-epidemic-intelligence-from-internet-based-sources
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S J Yan, A A Chughtai, C R Macintyre
OBJECTIVES: Rapid epidemic detection is an important objective of surveillance to enable timely intervention, but traditional validated surveillance data may not be available in the required timeframe for acute epidemic control. Increasing volumes of data on the Internet have prompted interest in methods that could use unstructured sources to enhance traditional disease surveillance and gain rapid epidemic intelligence. We aimed to summarise Internet-based methods that use freely-accessible, unstructured data for epidemic surveillance and explore their timeliness and accuracy outcomes...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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