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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605385/time-dependent-increase-in-the-network-response-to-the-stimulation-of-neuronal-cell-cultures-on-micro-electrode-arrays
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Monica L Gertz, Zachary Baker, Sharon Jose, Nathalia Peixoto
Micro-electrode arrays (MEAs) can be used to investigate drug toxicity, design paradigms for next-generation personalized medicine, and study network dynamics in neuronal cultures. In contrast with more traditional methods, such as patch-clamping, which can only record activity from a single cell, MEAs can record simultaneously from multiple sites in a network, without requiring the arduous task of placing each electrode individually. Moreover, numerous control and stimulation configurations can be easily applied within the same experimental setup, allowing for a broad range of dynamics to be explored...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603726/drawing-nomograms-with-r-applications-to-categorical-outcome-and-survival-data
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EDITORIAL
Zhongheng Zhang, Michael W Kattan
Outcome prediction is a major task in clinical medicine. The standard approach to this work is to collect a variety of predictors and build a model of appropriate type. The model is a mathematical equation that connects the outcome of interest with the predictors. A new patient with given clinical characteristics can be predicted for outcome with this model. However, the equation describing the relationship between predictors and outcome is often complex and the computation requires software for practical use...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586898/annals-graphic-medicine-draw-the-line
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Vun Peng Chang, Ben Mitchell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584475/virtopsy-touch-free-autopsy
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REVIEW
Raj Kumar Badam, Triekan Sownetha, D B Gandhi Babu, Shefali Waghray, Lavanya Reddy, Komali Garlapati, Sunanda Chavva
The word "autopsy" denotes "to see with own eyes." Autopsy (postmortem) is a process that includes a thorough examination of a corpse noting everything related to anatomization, surface wounds, histological and culture studies. Virtopsy is a term extracted from two words "virtual" and "autopsy." It employs imaging methods that are routinely used in clinical medicine such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the field of autopsy, to find the reason for death. Virtopsy is a multi-disciplinary technology that combines forensic medicine and pathology, roentgenology, computer graphics, biomechanics, and physics...
January 2017: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540549/the-association-between-air-pollutants-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
#5
Chunyan Yang, Weiwei Zhao, Kui Deng, Vanessa Zhou, Xiaohua Zhou, Yan Hou
Autism spectrum disorders are a member of the pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) that have been increasing dramatically since described by Leo Kanner in 1943. In the past decade, the number of epidemiological publications addressing air pollution exposures and autism has grown correspondingly, but the association is still unclear. Whether air pollutants play a causal role and which substances are related with autism requires further study. We systematically reviewed the literature from 2005 to 2016 in MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine), Web of Science, and PubMed and summarized the association between different air pollutants and autism...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498966/genprobis-web-server-for-mapping-of-sequence-variants-to-protein-binding-sites
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Janez Konc, Blaz Skrlj, Nika Erzen, Tanja Kunej, Dusanka Janezic
Discovery of potentially deleterious sequence variants is important and has wide implications for research and generation of new hypotheses in human and veterinary medicine, and drug discovery. The GenProBiS web server maps sequence variants to protein structures from the Protein Data Bank (PDB), and further to protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, protein-compound, and protein-metal ion binding sites. The concept of a protein-compound binding site is understood in the broadest sense, which includes glycosylation and other post-translational modification sites...
May 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473462/reliability-of-a-scoring-system-used-for-qualitative-evaluation-of-lymphoscintigraphic-imaging-of-lower-extremities
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Mojgan Ebrahim, Irina Savitcheva, Rimma Axelsson
Introduction: Lymphoscintigraphy is an imaging technique to diagnose and characterize the severity of edema in upper and lower extremities. In lymphoscintigraphy a scoring system can increase ability of diagnostic differentiation but the use of any scoring system requires sufficient reliability. AIM: To determine inter- and intraobserver reliability of a proposed scoring system used for visual interpretation of lymphoscintigraphic imaging of lower extremities. Materials and Methods: Lymphoscintigrams in 81 persons were randomly selected from our database for retrospective evaluation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433961/harnessing-the-medical-humanities-for-experiential-learning
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Satendra Singh, Purnima Barua, Upreet Dhaliwal, Navjeevan Singh
A month-long workshop on medical humanities was held in the Jorhat Medical College, Assam in September 2015. It employed experiential learning (both online and onsite) using humanities tools, such as the theatre of the oppressed, art, literature, reflective narratives, movies, the history of medicine, graphic medicine, poetry and diversity studies. As a result of the interactions, 28 volunteer participants, comprising students and faculty members, wrote reflective narratives on doctor​-patient relationships, produced a newsletter and a logo for their medical humanities group, and staged cultural performances and forum theatre...
March 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429063/direct-fluorescence-anisotropy-assay-for-cocaine-using-tetramethylrhodamine-labeled-aptamer
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Yingxiong Liu, Qiang Zhao
Development of simple, sensitive, and rapid method for cocaine detection is important in medicine and drug abuse monitoring. Taking advantage of fluorescence anisotropy and aptamer, this study reports a direct fluorescence anisotropy (FA) assay for cocaine by employing an aptamer probe with tetramethylrhodamine (TMR) labeled on a specific position. The binding of cocaine and the aptamer causes a structure change of the TMR-labeled aptamer, leading to changes of the interaction between labeled TMR and adjacent G bases in aptamer sequence, so FA of TMR varies with increasing of cocaine...
April 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397317/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-risk-minimisation-measures-the-application-of-a-conceptual-framework-to-danish-real-world-dabigatran-data
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REVIEW
Martin Erik Nyeland, Mona Vestergaard Laursen, Torbjörn Callréus
PURPOSE: For both marketing authorization holders and regulatory authorities, evaluating the effectiveness of risk minimization measures is now an integral part of pharmacovigilance in the European Union. The overall aim of activities in this area is to assess the performance of risk minimization measures implemented in order to ensure a positive benefit-risk balance in patients treated with a medicinal product. METHODS: Following a review of the relevant literature, we developed a conceptual framework consisting of four domains (data, knowledge, behaviour and outcomes) intended for the evaluation of risk minimization measures put into practice in the Danish health-care system...
June 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391547/drawing-invisible-wounds-war-comics-and-the-treatment-of-trauma
#11
Joshua M Leone
Since the Vietnam War, graphic novels about war have shifted from simply representing it to portraying avenues for survivors to establish psychological wellness in their lives following traumatic events. While modern diagnostic medicine often looks to science, technology, and medications to treat the psychosomatic damage produced by trauma, my article examines the therapeutic potential of the comics medium with close attention to war comics. Graphic novels draw trauma in a different light: because of the medium's particular combination of words and images in sequence, war comics represent that which is typically unrepresentable, and these books serve as useful tools to promote healing among the psychologically wounded...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384737/annals-graphic-medicine-code-blue
#12
Michael Natter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351388/buyang-huanwu-decoction-facilitates-neurorehabilitation-through-an-improvement-of-synaptic-plasticity-in-cerebral-ischemic-rats
#13
Ruihuan Pan, Jun Cai, Lechang Zhan, Youhua Guo, Run-Yue Huang, Xiong Li, Mingchao Zhou, Dandan Xu, Jie Zhan, Hongxia Chen
BACKGROUND: Loss of neural function is a critical but unsolved issue after cerebral ischemia insult. Neuronal plasticity and remodeling are crucial for recovery of neural functions after brain injury. Buyang Huanwu decoction, which is a classic formula in traditional Chinese medicine, can positively alter synaptic plasticity. This study assessed the effects of Buyang Huanwu decoction in combination with physical exercise on neuronal plasticity in cerebral ischemic rats. METHODS: Cerebral ischemic rats were administered Buyang Huanwu decoction and participated in physical exercise after the induction of a permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion...
March 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346952/annals-graphic-medicine-anatomy-of-a-donut-hole
#14
Grace E Farris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290273/from-the-ebm-pyramid-to-the-greek-temple-a-new-conceptual-approach-to-guidelines-as-implementation-tools-in-mental-health
#15
L Salvador-Carulla, S Lukersmith, W Sullivan
Guideline methods to develop recommendations dedicate most effort around organising discovery and corroboration knowledge following the evidence-based medicine (EBM) framework. Guidelines typically use a single dimension of information, and generally discard contextual evidence and formal expert knowledge and consumer's experiences in the process. In recognition of the limitations of guidelines in complex cases, complex interventions and systems research, there has been significant effort to develop new tools, guides, resources and structures to use alongside EBM methods of guideline development...
April 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265654/annals-graphic-medicine-something-strange
#16
Lucia Briatore, Ilaria Pozzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241736/bbcanalyzer-a-visual-approach-to-facilitate-variant-calling
#17
Sarah Sandmann, Aniek O de Graaf, Martin Dugas
BACKGROUND: Deriving valid variant calling results from raw next-generation sequencing data is a particularly challenging task, especially with respect to clinical diagnostics and personalized medicine. However, when using classic variant calling software, the user usually obtains nothing more than a list of variants that pass the corresponding caller's internal filters. Any expected mutations (e.g. hotspot mutations), that have not been called by the software, need to be investigated manually...
February 28, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224243/simultaneous-quantitation-of-endogenous-estrone-17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-estriol-in-human-serum-by-isotope-dilution-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-clinical-laboratory-applications
#18
Qiaoxuan Zhang, Liqiao Han, Jianbing Wang, Haibiao Lin, Peifeng Ke, Junhua Zhuang, Xianzhang Huang
Estrogen measurements are important in the assessment of female reproductive function and have expanding roles in other fields. A simple, accurate, highly sensitive and specific isotope-dilution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and evaluated to simultaneously measure three endogenous estrogens in serum: estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (E2), and estriol (E3). Chromatographic separation was achieved on a C18 column before electrospray ionization triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry in multiple reaction monitoring mode...
February 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198568/compressed-sensing-mri-reconstruction-from-3d-multichannel-data-using-gpus
#19
Ching-Hua Chang, Xiangdong Yu, Jim X Ji
PURPOSE: To accelerate iterative reconstructions of compressed sensing (CS) MRI from 3D multichannel data using graphics processing units (GPUs). METHODS: The sparsity of MRI signals and parallel array receivers can reduce the data acquisition requirements. However, iterative CS reconstructions from data acquired using an array system may take a significantly long time, especially for a large number of parallel channels. This paper presents an efficient method for CS-MRI reconstruction from 3D multichannel data using GPUs...
February 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188353/direct-and-model-free-detection-of-carbohydrate-excipients-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-granules-by-atr-ftir-microspectroscopic-imaging
#20
Jianbo Chen, Suqin Sun, Qun Zhou
A formula granule is a traditional Chinese medicine preparation made from the decoction of a single herbal medicinal. Because of the flexibility for combination and the convenience for utilization, formula granules are becoming popular in clinical applications. However, the efficacy and safety of commercial formula granules often suffer from the improper addition of carbohydrate excipients. Therefore, the detection of carbohydrate excipients is indispensable for the quality control of formula granules. FTIR spectroscopy has been used for the detection of carbohydrate excipients in formula granules...
April 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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