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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420215/a-phonocardiographic-based-fiber-optic-sensor-and-adaptive-filtering-system-for-noninvasive-continuous-fetal-heart-rate-monitoring
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Radek Martinek, Jan Nedoma, Marcel Fajkus, Radana Kahankova, Jaromir Konecny, Petr Janku, Stanislav Kepak, Petr Bilik, Homer Nazeran
This paper focuses on the design, realization, and verification of a novel phonocardiographic- based fiber-optic sensor and adaptive signal processing system for noninvasive continuous fetal heart rate (fHR) monitoring. Our proposed system utilizes two Mach-Zehnder interferometeric sensors. Based on the analysis of real measurement data, we developed a simplified dynamic model for the generation and distribution of heart sounds throughout the human body. Building on this signal model, we then designed, implemented, and verified our adaptive signal processing system by implementing two stochastic gradient-based algorithms: the Least Mean Square Algorithm (LMS), and the Normalized Least Mean Square (NLMS) Algorithm...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419090/the-co-existence-of-transcriptional-activator-and-transcriptional-repressor-mef2-complexes-influences-tumor-aggressiveness
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Eros Di Giorgio, Elisa Franforte, Sebastiano Cefalù, Sabrina Rossi, Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Monica Brenca, Maurizio Polano, Roberta Maestro, Harikrishnareddy Paluvai, Raffaella Picco, Claudio Brancolini
The contribution of MEF2 TFs to the tumorigenic process is still mysterious. Here we clarify that MEF2 can support both pro-oncogenic or tumor suppressive activities depending on the interaction with co-activators or co-repressors partners. Through these interactions MEF2 supervise histone modifications associated with gene activation/repression, such as H3K4 methylation and H3K27 acetylation. Critical switches for the generation of a MEF2 repressive environment are class IIa HDACs. In leiomyosarcomas (LMS), this two-faced trait of MEF2 is relevant for tumor aggressiveness...
April 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400822/pacemaker-placement-in-patients-with-stroke-mediated-autonomic-dysregulation
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Ali A Alsaad, Christopher O Austin, Maisha T Robinson, Michael B Phillips
Lateral medullary syndrome (LMS) is an ischemic disease of the medulla oblongata, which involves the territory of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Lateral medullary syndrome is often missed as the cause of autonomic dysregulation in patients with recent brain stem stroke. Due to the location of the baroreceptor regulatory center in the lateral medulla oblongata, patients with LMS occasionally have autonomic dysregulation-associated clinical manifestations. We report a case of LMS-associated autonomic dysregulation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390757/multistage-sclerotherapy-for-extensive-lymphatic-malformations-with-airway-involvement-in-infants-a-protocol-to-prevent-tracheotomy
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An-Wei Chen, Tao Wang, Ying-Ying Huang, Shao-Hua Liu
PURPOSE: The management of extensive head and neck lymphatic malformations (LMs) in infants is challenging because of life-threatening upper airway compression. The aim of this study was to present a management protocol and evaluate the clinical outcomes for preventing tracheotomy in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen infants with extensive head and neck LMs and airway involvement were enrolled from August 2010 through September 2015 at the Qilu Hospital of Shandong University (Jinan, China)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386652/interventions-to-promote-fundamental-movement-skills-in-childcare-and-kindergarten-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kristin Wick, Claudia S Leeger-Aschmann, Nico D Monn, Thomas Radtke, Laura V Ott, Cornelia E Rebholz, Sergio Cruz, Natalie Gerber, Einat A Schmutz, Jardena J Puder, Simone Munsch, Tanja H Kakebeeke, Oskar G Jenni, Urs Granacher, Susi Kriemler
BACKGROUND: Proficiency in fundamental movement skills (FMS) lays the foundation for being physically active and developing more complex motor skills. Improving these motor skills may provide enhanced opportunities for the development of a variety of perceptual, social, and cognitive skills. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effects of FMS interventions on actual FMS, targeting typically developing young children...
April 6, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384896/significance-of-blood-eosinophil-count-in-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyposis
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Ammu Sreeparvathi, Lathi Kumari Kalyanikuttyamma, Madhumita Kumar, Nandagopan Sreekumar, Narendrakumar Veerasigamani
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Rhino Sinusitis (CRS) is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses across the globe, affecting persons of all ages. It is an inflammatory process that involves the paranasal sinuses with symptoms lasting longer than 12 weeks. AIM: To establish the significance of blood eosinophil (count) levels in CRS with nasal polyps and to compare blood eosinophil count with eosinophil count in the histopathology specimens of the polyps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study done to review the medical records of 63 patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery for CRS with Nasal polyps...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384879/primary-sarcomas-of-thyroid-gland-series-of-three-cases-with-brief-review-of-spindle-cell-lesions-of-thyroid
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Amita Jain Gupta, Meeta Singh, Poonam Rani, Nita Khurana, Anurag Mishra
Primary Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH-T) and Leiomyosarcoma (LMS-T) of the thyroid gland are extremely rare tumors. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Both entities occur more commonly in women than men. The closest clinical and histological differential diagnosis is anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid. We present three cases of rare primary sarcomas of thyroid gland. Case-1 was a 63-year-old woman and Case-2 was a 52-year-old woman. Both of them presented with a rapidly increasing thyroid mass clinically mimicking anaplastic carcinoma (AC-T)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382795/prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-uterine-leiomyosarcoma
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Jeong Yeol Park, Jeong Won Lee, Hyun Ju Lee, Jong Jin Lee, Seung Hwan Moon, Seo Young Kang, Gi Jeong Cheon, Hyun Hoon Chung
OBJECTIVE: Uterine leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare and aggressive disease with poor outcome. Due to its rarity and conflict of data, investigation on finding prognostic factor is challenging. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of preoperative ¹⁸F-fluorodeoxyglucose (¹⁸F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in uterine LMS. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational cohort study in 3 tertiary referral hospitals...
May 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366320/bilateral-leg-movements-during-sleep-detailing-their-structure-and-features-in-normal-controls-and-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome
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Raffaele Ferri, Mauro Manconi, Francesco Rundo, Marco Zucconi, Debora Aricò, Oliviero Bruni, Filomena I I Cosentino, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Stephany Fulda
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze statistically the number of single leg movements (LMs) forming bilateral LMs during sleep, along with their combined duration, to eventually provide evidence-based data for the adjustment of the current scoring rules defining bilateral LMs. METHODS: Polysomnographic recordings of 111 untreated patients with RLS with a median age of 56.0 years, along with 42 normal controls with a mean age of 60.0 years, were included...
April 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365954/prognostic-importance-of-steroid-receptor-status-for-disease-free-and-overall-survival-after-surgical-resection-of-isolated-liver-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Milan Zegarac, Srdan Nikolic, Dusica Gavrilovic, Daniela Kolarevic, Marko Jevric, Zorica Nikolic-Tomasevic, Milan Kocic, Igor Djurisic, Zorka Inic, Ivan Markovic, Marko Buta, Srdan Ninkovic, Radan Dzodic
PURPOSE: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common malignancy among women, while isolated operable liver metastases (LMs) from BC are very rare and occur in only 1-5% of the patients. Besides, positive steroid receptor (SR) status for oestrogen and/or progesterone is known as a factor which improves disease free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). The primary aim of this study was to examine the impact of SR status on DFS and OS after liver metastasectomy in female patients with primary BC...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365125/development-of-subcutaneous-fat-in-spanish-and-latin-american-children-and-adolescents-reference-values-for-biceps-triceps-subscapular-and-suprailiac-skinfolds
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M D Marrodán, M González-Montero de Espinosa, Á Herráez, E L Alfaro, I F Bejarano, M Carmenate, D B Lomaglio, N López-Ejeda, A Martínez, M S Mesa, B Méndez Pérez, J M Meléndez, S Moreno-Romero, J L Pacheco, V Vázquez, J E Dipierri
Subcutaneous fat skinfolds represent a reliable assessment instrument of adiposity status. This study provides current percentile references for four subcutaneous skinfolds (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac) applicable to children and adolescents in Spain and in Latin American countries where data are scarce. The design consisted of a cross-sectional multicenter study performed with identical methods in 5 countries (Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela). Total sample comprised 9163 children and youths (boys 4615 - girls 4548) aged 6-18 years, healthy and without apparent pathologies...
February 22, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361030/the-development-of-a-learning-management-system-for-dental-radiology-education-a-technical-report
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Hee-Jin Chang, Khanthaly Symkhampha, Kyung-Hoe Huh, Won-Jin Yi, Min-Suk Heo, Sam-Sun Lee, Soon-Chul Choi
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to suggest the development of a learning management system for dental radiology education using the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Moodle is a well-known and verified open-source software-learning management system (OSS-LMS). The Moodle software was installed on a server computer and customized for dental radiology education. The system was implemented for teaching undergraduate students to diagnose dental caries in panoramic images...
March 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346492/dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-body-composition-reference-values-of-limbs-and-trunk-from-nhanes-1999-2004-with-additional-visualization-methods
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Benjamin J Hinton, Bo Fan, Bennett K Ng, John A Shepherd
Body Mass Index has traditionally been used as a measure of health, but Fat Mass Index (FMI) and Lean Mass Index (LMI) have been shown to be more predictive of mortality and health risk. Total body FMI and LMI reference curves have particularly been useful in quantifying sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity. Research has shown regional composition has significant associations to health outcomes. We derived FMI and LMI reference curves of the regions of the body (leg, arm, and trunk) for 15,908 individuals in the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data for each sex and ethnicity using the Lambda-Mu-Sigma (LMS) method and developed software to visualize this regional composition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343710/a-new-computing-approach-for-power-signal-modeling-using-fractional-adaptive-algorithms
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Naveed Ishtiaq Chaudhary, Syed Zubair, Muhammad Asif Zahoor Raja
Estimating the harmonic parameters is fundamental requirement for signal modelling in a power supply system. In this study, exploration and exploitation in fractional adaptive signal processing (FrASP) is carried out for identification of parameters in power signals. We design FrASP algorithms based on recently introduced variants of generalized least mean square (LMS) adaptive strategies for parameter estimation of the model. The performance of the proposed fractional adaptive schemes is evaluated for number of scenarios based on step size and noise variations...
March 23, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342361/giant-leiomyosarcoma-of-the-rectum-with-lymph-node-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hiroyuki Anzai, Hiroaki Nozawa, Junichiro Tanaka, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Takeshi Nishikawa, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Keisuke Hata, Kazushige Kawai, Tetsuo Ushiku, Soichiro Ishihara, Toshimi Takano, Masashi Fukayama, Toshiaki Watanabe
INTRODUCTION: Leiomyosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract is very rare, with a reported frequency of less than 0.1% of all malignancies of the colorectum. It is important to diagnose leiomyosarcoma definitively by immunohistochemical profiling of smooth muscle actin, desmin, and CD34. True leiomyosarcoma of the colorectum diagnosed by immunnohistochemical profiling is extremely rare that only 13 reports have been published in reviews of resected gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors after 1998...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340268/is-differential-expression-of-p16ink4a-based-on-the-classification-of-uterine-smooth-muscle-tumors-associated-with-a-different-prognosis-a-meta-analysis
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H Y Cao, S Yang, S Wang, L Y Deng, J Y Lou
We conducted a meta-analysis to examine p16INK4a expression in uterine smooth muscle tumors (USMTs). Although the prognostic value of tumor suppressor p16INK4a has been elucidated in a variety of cancers and precancerous lesions, its role in USMTs is not well established. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase for publication son p16INK4a expression in USMTs. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were imposed. Risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs) were calculated to assess the strength of association...
March 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332023/exposure-of-the-freshwater-bivalve-hyridella-australis-to-metal-contaminated-sediments-in-the-field-and-laboratory-microcosms-metal-uptake-and-effects
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Chamani P M Marasinghe Wadige, Anne M Taylor, Frank Krikowa, Mark Lintermans, William A Maher
Metal uptake and induced toxic effects on Hyridella australis were investigated by establishing 28 day exposure-dose-response relationships (EDR) of transplanted H. australis at four sites along a sediment metal contamination gradient in the mine affected Molonglo River, NSW. Laboratory exposure of this organism to the same sediments, collected from in situ sites, was run concurrently. Metal concentrations in whole organisms, individual tissues and sub-cellular tissue fractions were measured as organism metal dose...
April 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328716/vertical-jump-and-leg-power-normative-data-for-colombian-schoolchildren-aged-9-17-9-years-the-fuprecol-study
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge E Correa-Bautista, Felipe Lobelo, Eduardo L Cadore, Alicia M Alonso-Martinez, Mikel Izquierdo
Ramírez-Vélez, R, Correa-Bautista, JE, Lobelo, F, Cadore, EL, Alonso-Martinez, AM, and Izquierdo, M. Vertical jump and leg power normative data for Colombian schoolchildren aged 9-17.9 years: the FUPRECOL study. J Strength Cond Res 31(4): 990-998, 2017-The aims of the present study were to generate normative vertical jump height and predicted peak power (Ppeak) data for 9- to 17.9-year-olds and to investigate between-sex and age group differences in these measures. This was a cross-sectional study of 7,614 healthy schoolchildren (boys n = 3,258 and girls n = 4,356, mean [SD] age 12...
April 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328518/application-of-lms-based-nn-structure-for-power-quality-enhancement-in-a-distribution-network-under-abnormal-conditions
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Rahul Kumar Agarwal, Ikhlaq Hussain, Bhim Singh
This paper proposes an application of a least mean-square (LMS)-based neural network (NN) structure for the power quality improvement of a three-phase power distribution network under abnormal conditions. It uses a single-layer neuron structure for the control in a distribution static compensator (DSTATCOM) to attenuate the harmonics such as noise, bias, notches, dc offset, and distortion, injected in the grid current due to connection of several nonlinear loads. This admittance LMS-based NN structure has a simple architecture which reduces the computational complexity and burden which makes it easy to implement...
March 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314296/perfusion-ct-changes-in-liver-metastases-from-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-during-everolimus-treatment
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Mirko D'Onofrio, Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Stefano Crosara, Riccardo DE Robertis, Paola Vallerio, Elisabetta Grego, Valentina Ciaravino, Andrea Ruzzenente, Luca Landoni, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
AIM: To evaluate modifications of perfusional parameters assessed by perfusion computed tomography (P-CT) of liver metastases (LM) from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) during everolimus treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with LMs from G1-2 PanNETs undergoing everolimus treatment between January 2013 and January 2015 were prospectively evaluated with P-CT at baseline, and after 2 and 4 months of therapy. Size, perfusion, blood volume (BV), peak enhancement intensity (PEI) and time to peak for each lesion were calculated...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
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