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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544333/image-based-modeling-and-scoring-of-howell-jolly-bodies-in-human-erythrocytes
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Oguzhan Angay, Mike Friedrich, Jürgen Pinnecker, Henning Hintzsche, Helga Stopper, Klaus Hempel, Katrin G Heinze
The spleen selectively removes cells with intracellular inclusions, for example, detached nuclear fragments in circulating erythrocytes, called Howell-Jolly Bodies (HJBs). With absent or deficient splenic function HJBs appear in the peripheral blood and can be used as a simple and non-invasive risk-indicator for fulminant potentially life-threatening infection after spleenectomy. However, it is still under debate whether counting of the rare HJBs is a reliable measure of splenic function. Investigating HJBs in premature erythrocytes from patients during radioiodine therapy gives about 10 thousand times higher HJB counts than in blood smears...
May 24, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543843/white-matter-biomarkers-from-fast-protocols-using-axially-symmetric-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging
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Brian Hansen, Ahmad R Khan, Noam Shemesh, Torben E Lund, Ryan Sangill, Simon F Eskildsen, Leif Østergaard, Sune N Jespersen
White matter tract integrity (WMTI) can characterize brain microstructure in areas with highly aligned fiber bundles. Several WMTI biomarkers have now been validated against microscopy and provided promising results in studies of brain development and aging, as well as in a number of brain disorders. Currently, WMTI is mostly used in dedicated animal studies and clinical studies of slowly progressing diseases, and has not yet emerged as a routine clinical tool. To this end, a less data intensive experimental method would be beneficial by enabling high resolution validation studies, and ease clinical applications by speeding up data acquisition compared with typical diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) protocols utilized as part of WMTI imaging...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541226/haptic-feedback-in-needle-insertion-modeling-and-simulation-review
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Gourishetti Ravali, Muniyandi Manivannan
Needle insertion being the most basic skill in medical care, training has to be imparted not only for physicians but also for nurses and paramedics. In most needle insertion procedures haptic feedback from the needle is the main stimulus that novices are to be trained in. For better patient safety, the classical methods of training the haptic skills have to be replaced with simulators based on new robotic and graphics technologies. This paper reviews the current advances in needle insertion modeling. It is classified into three sections: needle insertion models, tissue deformation models, and needle-tissue interaction models...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541191/fast-numerical-simulation-of-focused-ultrasound-treatments-during-respiratory-motion-with-discontinuous-motion-boundaries
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Michael Schwenke, Joachim Georgii, Tobias Preusser
OBJECTIVE: Focused ultrasound (FUS) is rapidly gaining clinical acceptance for several target tissues in the human body. Yet, treating liver targets is not clinically applied due to a high complexity of the procedure (noninvasiveness, target motion, complex anatomy, blood cooling effects, shielding by ribs, and limited image-based monitoring). To reduce the complexity, numerical FUS simulations can be utilized for both treatment planning and execution. These use-cases demand highly accurate and computationally efficient simulations...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538983/assocation-of-a-surgical-task-during-training-with-team-skill-acquisition-among-surgical-residents-the-missing-piece-in-multidisciplinary-team-training
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Jessica L Sparks, Dustin L Crouch, Kathryn Sobba, Douglas Evans, Jing Zhang, James E Johnson, Ian Saunders, John Thomas, Sarah Bodin, Ashley Tonidandel, Jeff Carter, Carl Westcott, R Shayn Martin, Amy Hildreth
Importance: The human patient simulators that are currently used in multidisciplinary operating room team training scenarios cannot simulate surgical tasks because they lack a realistic surgical anatomy. Thus, they eliminate the surgeon's primary task in the operating room. The surgical trainee is presented with a significant barrier when he or she attempts to suspend disbelief and engage in the scenario. Objective: To develop and test a simulation-based operating room team training strategy that challenges the communication abilities and teamwork competencies of surgeons while they are engaged in realistic operative maneuvers...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536892/patient-specific-stress-analyses-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-using-a-finite-element-implementation-of-the-constrained-mixture-theory
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S Jamaleddin Mousavi, Stéphane Avril
It is now a rather common approach to perform patient-specific stress analyses of arterial walls using finite-element models reconstructed from gated medical images. However, this requires to compute for every Gauss point the deformation gradient between the current configuration and a stress-free reference configuration. It is technically difficult to define such a reference configuration, and there is actually no guarantee that a stress-free configuration is physically attainable due to the presence of internal stresses in unloaded soft tissues...
May 23, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536324/-human-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cell-as-a-source-of-cell-therapy-and-a-pharmacological-target-for-disease-treatment
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Yasuo Miura
Human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells(MSCs)show a multiple biological characteristics including the immunomodulation, tissue regeneration and hematopoiesis-supportive capability. Cell therapy by the use of MSCs has been extensively explored for a variety of diseases. Several tissues/organs are clinically available for a source of MSCs, and isolated cells are culture-expanded and subsequently injected into patients systemically or locally. MSCs organize the tissue/organ environment they reside, and in bone/marrow, MSCs differentiate into osteoblasts(OBs)that contribute to bone remodeling...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534025/atrial-fibrillation-dynamics-and-ionic-block-effects-in-six-heterogeneous-human-3d-virtual-atria-with-distinct-repolarization-dynamics
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Carlos Sánchez, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Esther Pueyo, Blanca Rodríguez
Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually manifests as reentrant circuits propagating through the whole atria creating chaotic activation patterns. Little is yet known about how differences in electrophysiological and ionic properties between patients modulate reentrant patterns in AF. The goal of this study is to quantify how variability in action potential duration (APD) at different stages of repolarization determines AF dynamics and their modulation by ionic block using a set of virtual whole-atria human models...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530853/designing-clinical-trials-that-accept-new-arms-an-example-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Steffen Ventz, Brian M Alexander, Giovanni Parmigiani, Richard D Gelber, Lorenzo Trippa
Purpose The majority of randomized oncology trials are two-arm studies that test the efficacy of new therapies against a standard of care, thereby assigning a large proportion of patients to nonexperimental therapies. In contrast, multiarm studies efficiently share a common control arm while evaluating multiple experimental therapies. A major bottleneck for traditional multiarm trials is the requirement that all therapies-often drugs from different companies-have to be available at the same time when the trial starts...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520886/use-of-an-anaesthesia-workstation-barrier-device-to-decrease-contamination-in-a-simulated-operating-room
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S Hunter, D Katz, A Goldberg, H-M Lin, R Pasricha, G Benesh, B Le Grand, S DeMaria
Background.: Strategies to achieve reductions in perioperative infections have focused on hand hygiene among anaesthestists but have been of limited efficacy. We performed a study in a simulated operating room to determine whether a barrier covering the anaesthesia workstation during induction and intubation might reduce the risk of contamination of the area and possibly, by extension, the patient. Methods.: Forty-two attending and resident anaesthetists unaware of the study design were enrolled in individual simulation sessions in which they were asked to induce and intubate a human simulator that had been prepared with fluorescent marker in its oropharynx as a marker of potentially pathogenic bacteria...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520556/breast-tissue-stiffness-estimation-for-surgical-guidance-using-gravity-induced-excitation
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Rebekah H Griesenauer, Jared A Weis, Lori R Arlinghaus, Ingrid M Meszoely, Michael I Miga
Tissue stiffness interrogation is fundamental in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore, biomechanical models for predicting breast deformations have been created for several breast cancer applications. Within these applications, constitutive mechanical properties must be defined and the accuracy of this estimation directly impacts the overall performance of the model. In this study, we present an image-derived computational framework to obtain quantitative, patient specific stiffness properties for application in image-guided breast cancer surgery and interventions...
May 18, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513626/fabrication-of-cerebral-aneurysm-simulator-with-a-desktop-3d-printer
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Yu Liu, Qing Gao, Song Du, ZiChen Chen, JianZhong Fu, Bing Chen, ZhenJie Liu, Yong He
Now, more and more patients are suffering cerebral aneurysm. However, long training time limits the rapid growth of cerebrovascular neurosurgeons. Here we developed a novel cerebral aneurysm simulator which can be better represented the dynamic bulging process of cerebral aneurysm The proposed simulator features the integration of a hollow elastic vascular model, a skull model and a brain model, which can be affordably fabricated at the clinic (Fab@Clinic), under $25.00 each with the help of a low-cost desktop 3D printer...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512482/effect-of-field-of-view-on-detection-of-external-root-resorption-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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INTRODUCTION: Conventional methods for diagnosis of external root resorption (ERR) are based on clinical findings and x-ray observations which are not appropriate for early diagnosis. The present study assessed the effect of different sizes and field of views (FOVs) in the diagnosis of simulated external root resorption by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this diagnostic in vitro trial, 100 human extracted mandibular central incisors were collected and marked in 3 apical, middle and coronal areas...
2017: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506020/rigid-motion-artifact-reduction-in-ct-using-frequency-domain-analysis
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Yuan Zhang, Liyi Zhang, Yunshan Sun
BACKGROUND: It is often unrealistic to assume that the subject remains stationary during a computed tomography (CT) imaging scan. A patient rigid motion can be decomposed into a translation and a rotation around an origin. How to minimize the motion impact on image quality is important. OBJECTIVE: To eliminate artifacts caused by patient rigid motion during a CT scan, this study investigated a new method based on frequency domain analysis to estimate and compensate motion impact...
May 6, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504931/robust-real-time-musculoskeletal-modeling-driven-by-electromyograms
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Guillaume Durandau, Dario Farina, Massimo Sartori
OBJECTIVE: Current clinical biomechanics involves lengthy data acquisition and time-consuming offline analyses and current biomechanical models cannot be used for real-time control in man-machine interfaces. We developed a method that enables online analysis of neuromusculoskeletal function in vivo in the intact human. METHODS: We used electromyography (EMG)-driven musculoskeletal modeling to simulate all transformations from muscle excitation onset (EMGs) to mechanical moment production around multiple lower-limb degrees of freedom (DOFs)...
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502873/synchronization-as-a-mechanism-for-low-energy-anti-fibrillation-pacing-leap
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Yanyan Claire Ji, Ilija Uzelac, Niels Otani, Stefan Luther, Robert F Gilmour, Elizabeth M Cherry, Flavio H Fenton
BACKGROUND: Low-energy anti-fibrillation pacing (LEAP) has been suggested as an alternative treatment to symptomatic fibrillation patients. It significantly lowers the energy required compared with standard one-shock defibrillation. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigated the mechanism of arrhythmia termination by LEAP and systematically analyzed the influence of shock period and timing on the success rate of LEAP. METHODS: We induced atrial and ventricular fibrillation in isolated canine hearts and applied LEAP and standard one-shock defibrillation to terminate the arrhythmia...
May 11, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501731/learning-and-unlearning-dignity-in-care-experiential-and-experimental-educational-approaches
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Richard G Kyle, Wayne Medford, Julie Blundell, Elaine Webster, Sarah-Anne Munoz, Leah Macaden
Guarding against loss of human dignity is fundamental to nursing practice. It is assumed in the existing literature that 'dignity' as a concept and 'dignity in care' as a practice is amenable to education. Building on this assumption, a range of experiential and experimental educational approaches have been used to enhance students' understanding of dignity. However, little is known about student nurses' views on whether dignity is amenable to education and, if so, which educational approaches would be welcomed...
May 4, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500463/comparison-of-four-different-intraosseous-access-devices-during-simulated-pediatric-resuscitation-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Karol Bielski, Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
The aim of the study was to compare the success rate, procedure time, and user satisfaction of pediatric NIO™ compared to Pediatric BIG®, EZ-IO®, and Jamshidi intraosseous access devices. This was a randomized, crossover manikin trial with 87 paramedics. The correct location of intraosseous access when using NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and was respectively 100, 90, 90, and 90%. The time required to obtain intravascular access (time T1) in the case of NIO, BIG, EZ-IO, and Jamshidi was varied and amounted to 9 s [IQR, 8-12] for NIO, 12 s [IQR, 9-16] for BIG, 13...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500014/three-dimensional-visual-patient-based-on-electronic-medical-diagnostic-records
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Liehang Shi, Jianyong Sun, Yuanyuan Yang, Tonghui Ling, Mingqing Wang, Yiping Gu, Zhiming Yang, Yanqing Hua, Jianguo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: An innovative concept and method is introduced to use a three Dimensional (3D) anatomical graphic pattern called Visual Patient (VP) visually to index, represent and render the medical diagnostic records (MDRs) of a patient, so that a doctor can quickly learn the current and historical medical status of the patient by manipulating VP. The MDRs can be imaging diagnostic reports and DICOM images, laboratory reports and clinical summaries which can have clinical information relating to medical status of human organs or body parts...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499452/current-status-and-perspectives-of-patient-derived-xenograft-models-in-cancer-research
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Yunxin Lai, Xinru Wei, Shouheng Lin, Le Qin, Lin Cheng, Peng Li
Cancers remain a major public health problem worldwide, which still require profound research in both the basic and preclinical fields. Patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models are created when cancerous cells or tissues from patients' primary tumors are implanted into immunodeficient mice to simulate human tumor biology in vivo, which have been extensively used in cancer research. The routes of implantation appeared to affect the outcome of PDX research, and there has been increasing applications of patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) models...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
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