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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343304/geometry-calibration-between-x-ray-source-and-detector-for-tomosynthesis-with-a-portable-x-ray-system
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Kohei Sato, Takashi Ohnishi, Masashi Sekine, Hideaki Haneishi
PURPOSE: Tomosynthesis is attracting attention as a low-dose tomography technology compared with X-ray CT. However, conventional tomosynthesis imaging devices are large and stationary. Furthermore, there is a limitation in the working range of the X-ray source during image acquisition. We have previously proposed the use of a portable X-ray device for tomosynthesis that can be used for ward rounds and emergency medicine. The weight of this device can be reduced by using a flat panel detector (FPD), and flexibility is realized by the free placement of the X-ray source and FPD...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343166/development-and-validation-of-a-yoga-module-for-parkinson-disease
#2
Noopur Kakde, Kashinath G Metri, Shivarama Varambally, Raghuram Nagaratna, H R Nagendra
Background Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, affects motor and nonmotor functions, leading to severe debility and poor quality of life. Studies have reported the beneficial role of yoga in alleviating the symptoms of PD; however, a validated yoga module for PD is unavailable. This study developed and validated an integrated yoga module(IYM) for PD. Methods The IYM was prepared after a thorough review of classical yoga texts and previous findings. Twenty experienced yoga experts, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were selected validating the content of the IYM...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343146/antimicrobial-effect-of-the-biotronic%C3%A2-top3-supplement-and-efficacy-in-protecting-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-from-infection-by-aeromonas-salmonicida-subsp-salmonicida
#3
Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Ines Krauss, Rui Alexandre Goncalves, Barbara Weber, Gonçalo Abreu Santos, Mansour El-Matbouli
Demand for more environmentally friendly practices have led to the adoption of several feed supplements by the fish farming industry. In the present study, we investigated a commercially available formula that includes a mixture of three compounds: organic acids, a phytochemical and Biomin® Permeabilizing Complex. This mixture demonstrated antimicrobial properties in vitro and was able to inhibit growth of multiple species of aquatic bacterial pathogens, including Aeromonas salmonicida. Bacterial challenge was performed using A...
March 18, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343077/separation-and-characterization-of-unknown-impurities-and-isomers-in-flomoxef-sodium-by-lc-it-tof-ms-and-study-of-their-negative-ion-fragmentation-regularities
#4
Xu Yu, Fan Wang, Jiani Li, Weiguang Shan, Bingqi Zhu, Jian Wang
Thirteen unknown impurities in flomoxef sodium were separated and characterized by liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution ion trap/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-IT-TOF MS)with positive and negative modes of electrospray ionization method for further improvement of official monographs in pharmacopoeias. The fragmentation patterns of impurities in flomoxef in the negative ion mode were studied in detail, and new negative-ion fragmentation regularities were discovered. Chromatographic separation was performed on a Kromasil C18 column (250mm×4...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342902/spearman-brown-prophecy-formula-and-cronbach-s-alpha-different-faces-of-reliability-and-opportunities-for-new-applications
#5
Henrica C W de Vet, Lidwine B Mokkink, David G Mosmuller, Caroline B Terwee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340480/using-uhplc-q-trap-ms-as-a-complementary-technique-to-in-depth-mine-uplc-q-tof-ms-data-for-identifying-modified-nucleosides-in-urine
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Zhiwei Lu, Qing Wang, Meiling Wang, Shuang Fu, Qingqing Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Huizhen Zhao, Yuehong Liu, Zhenhai Huang, Ziye Xie, Honghong Yu, Xiaoyan Gao
Modified nucleosides, metabolites of RNA, are potential biomarkers of cancer before the appearance of morphological abnormalities. It is of great significance to comprehensively detect and identify nucleosides in human urine for discovery of cancer biomarkers. However, the lower abundance, the greater polarity and the matrix effects make it difficult to detect urinary nucleosides. In this paper, an integrated method consisted of sample preparation followed by ultraperformance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC Q-TOF/MS) detection and primary identification, then ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with hybrid triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometer (UHPLC Q-Trap/MS) further identification and validation were introduced...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340391/optimization-of-the-marinelli-beaker-dimensions-using-genetic-algorithm
#7
Seyed Mehrdad Zamzamian, Seyed Abolfazl Hosseini, Mohammad Samadfam
A computational code, based on the genetic algorithm and MCNPX version 2.6 code was developed and used to investigate the effects of some important parameters of HPGe detector (such as Al cap thickness, dead-layer thickness and Ge hole size) on optimum dimensions of marinelli beaker. In addition, the effects of detector material on optimal beaker dimensions were also investigated. Finally, the optimized beaker dimensions at various beaker volumes (300, 500, 700, 1000 and 1500 cm(3)) were determined for some conventional Ge detectors with different crystal sizes (16 sizes)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339789/early-treatment-gains-for-antibiotic-administration-and-within-human-host-time-series-data
#8
Todd R Young, Erik M Boczko
As technological improvements continue to infiltrate and impact medical practice, it has become possible to non-invasively collect dense physiological time series data from individual patients in real time. These advances continue to improve physicians' ability to detect and to treat infections early. One important benefit of early detection and treatment of nascent infections is that it leads to earlier resolution. In response to current and anticipated advances in data capture, we introduce the Early Treatment Gain (ETG) as a measure to quantify this benefit...
February 18, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339783/a-stochastic-model-for-tumour-control-probability-that-accounts-for-repair-from-sublethal-damage
#9
Ana Victoria Ponce Bobadilla, Philip K Maini, Helen Byrne
The tumour control probability (TCP) is the probability that a treatment regimen of radiation therapy (RT) eradicates all tumour cells in a given tissue. To decrease the toxic effects on healthy cells, RT is usually delivered over a period of weeks in a series of fractions. This allows tumour cells to repair sublethal damage (RSD) caused by radiation. In this article, we introduce a stochastic model for tumour response to radiotherapy which accounts for the effects of RSD. The tumour is subdivided into two cell types: 'affected' cells which have been damaged by RT and 'unaffected' cells which have not...
February 26, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339357/development-of-a-score-for-assessment-of-radiologic-damage-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-combined-arteritis-damage-score-cards
#10
Daiki Nakagomi, Claire Cousins, Jan Sznajd, Shunsuke Furuta, Aladdin J Mohammad, Raashid Luqmani, David Jayne
OBJECTIVES: Outcome assessment in large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) remains challenging and this impairs patient management and the conduct of clinical studies. Previous proposals for outcome tools have not included imaging. This study aimed to develop an imaging score to quantify damage in LVV and to assess the difference between Takayasu (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Ninety-six patients (41 TAK, 55 GCA) were identified from local registries at two University Hospitals in the UK...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338517/improving-nutritional-support-of-burn-service-patients-by-increasing-the-number-of-days-when-100-of-prescribed-formula-is-given
#11
Peggie F Conrad, Julie Liberio, Razia Aleem, Marcia M Halerz, Michael J Mosier, Arthur P Sanford, Richard L Gamelli
The authors sought to increase the number of days when burn service patients receive 100% of prescribed enteral nutrition. The authors first performed a retrospective review of 37 patients (group 1) receiving enteral nutrition. The authors then created and implemented a nurse-directed feeding algorithm, placing patients into three age groups addressing maximum hourly infusion rates, high residual limits, initiating feeding, refeeding residuals, and replacing formula. The authors then performed a prospective review of 37 patients (group 2) fed utilizing the new algorithm...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338331/an-in-silico-study-on-the-isomers-of-pentacene-the-case-for-air-stable-and-alternative-c22h14-acenes-for-organic-electronics
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Leighton Jones, Long Lin
Pentacene is one of the most investigated candidates for organic thin film transistor (OTFT) applications over the last few decades even though it unstable in air (Eg = 1.80 eV), owing in part to its planar nature and high charge-transfer mobilities as both a single crystal (35 cm2 V 1 s 1) and as a thin-film (3.0 cm2 V 1 s 1). Until now, picene is the only isomer of pentacene to be investigated for organic electronic applications, due to its greater stability (Eg = 4.21 eV) and high charge transfer mobility (3...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337609/trans-eyebrow-supraorbital-approach-in-large-suprasellar-craniopharyngioma-surgery-in-adults-analysis-of-optic-nerve-length-and-extent-of-tumor-resection-original-article
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Ricardo Prat, Inma Galeano, Rocío Evangelista, Giovanni Pancucci, Juliana Guarín, Angel Ayuso, Mukesh Misra
BACKGROUND: One of the main drawbacks in the surgery of large craniopharyngiomas is the presence of a prefixed optic chiasm. Our main objective in this study is to compare the predictive value of the optic nerve length and optic chiasm location on large craniopharyngiomas' extent of resection. METHOD: We retrospectively studied 21 consecutive patients with large craniopharyngiomas who underwent tumor resection through the trans-eyebrow supraorbital approach. Clinical and radiological findings on preoperative MRI were recorded, including the optic chiasm location classified as prefixed, postfixed or normal...
March 23, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337598/likelihood-ratio-formulae-for-disputed-parentage-when-the-product-of-conception-is-trisomic
#14
Duncan A Taylor, Oliva Handt, Damien Abarno, John Buckleton
We present here the derivation of paternity index formulae that covers situations of a disputed paternity trio with a trisomic product of conception. We consider six possible mechanisms for trisomy to occur: dispermy, dieggy, paternal meiosis I or II, and maternal meiosis I or II in the calculation. We also provide a biological explanation for how each of the mechanisms could give rise to a trisomy. The paper is set out in a general manner so that the tables presented can be used on any instance of trisomic offspring...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337151/a-reduction-in-maximal-incremental-exercise-test-duration-48-h-post-downhill-run-is-associated-with-muscle-damage-derived-exercise-induced-pain
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Bryna C R Chrismas, Lee Taylor, Jason C Siegler, Adrian W Midgley
Purpose: To examine whether exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) and muscle soreness reduce treadmill maximal incremental exercise (MIE) test duration, and true maximal physiological performance as a consequence of exercise induced pain (EIP) and perceived effort. Methods: Fifty (14 female), apparently healthy participants randomly allocated into a control group (CON, n = 10), or experimental group (EXP, n = 40) visited the laboratory a total of six times: visit 1 (familiarization), visit 2 (pre 1), visit 3 (pre 2), visit 4 (intervention), visit 5 (24 h post) and visit 6 (48 h post)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337119/analysis-of-the-precision-of-variable-flip-angle-t1-mapping-with-emphasis-on-the-noise-propagated-from-rf-transmit-field-maps
#16
Yoojin Lee, Martina F Callaghan, Zoltan Nagy
In magnetic resonance imaging, precise measurements of longitudinal relaxation time (T1) is crucial to acquire useful information that is applicable to numerous clinical and neuroscience applications. In this work, we investigated the precision of T1 relaxation time as measured using the variable flip angle method with emphasis on the noise propagated from radiofrequency transmit field ([Formula: see text]) measurements. The analytical solution for T1 precision was derived by standard error propagation methods incorporating the noise from the three input sources: two spoiled gradient echo (SPGR) images and a [Formula: see text] map...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337052/an-eigenvalue-localization-set-for-tensors-and-its-applications
#17
Jianxing Zhao, Caili Sang
A new eigenvalue localization set for tensors is given and proved to be tighter than those presented by Li et al. (Linear Algebra Appl. 481:36-53, 2015) and Huang et al. (J. Inequal. Appl. 2016:254, 2016). As an application of this set, new bounds for the minimum eigenvalue of [Formula: see text]-tensors are established and proved to be sharper than some known results. Compared with the results obtained by Huang et al., the advantage of our results is that, without considering the selection of nonempty proper subsets S of [Formula: see text], we can obtain a tighter eigenvalue localization set for tensors and sharper bounds for the minimum eigenvalue of [Formula: see text]-tensors...
2017: J Inequal Appl
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336920/xiaoyaosan-exerts-anxiolytic-like-effects-by-down-regulating-the-tnf-%C3%AE-jak2-stat3-pathway-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#18
Xiao-Juan Li, Qing-Yu Ma, You-Ming Jiang, Xiao-Hui Bai, Zhi-Yi Yan, Qun Liu, Qiu-Xia Pan, Yue-Yun Liu, Jia-Xu Chen
Although the anxiolytic-like effects of Xiaoyaosan, a Chinese herbal formula, have been described in many previous studies, its underlying mechanism remains undefined. The cytokine tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and its closely associated janus kinase 2 (JAK2)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT3) signalling pathway regulate the neuro-inflammatory response in the brain, thus participating in the development of anxiety. Our purpose was to investigate whether the anxiolytic-like effects of Xiaoyaosan are related to the TNF-α/JAK2-STAT3 pathway in the hippocampus...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335682/effect-of-lipophilicity-of-amylamine-and-amylglycine-ligands-on-biological-activity-of-new-anticancer-cisplatin-analog
#19
Fatemeh Safa Shams Abyaneh, Mahboube Eslami Moghadam, Moayyed Hoseini Sadr, Adeleh Divsalar
Investigation of side effects and solubility of anticancer drugs is a major challenge in chemotherapy science. Thus, design and synthesis of cisplatin analogs with higher lipophilicity as novel water-soluble anticancer drugs is valuable. In this work, two new Pt (II) complexes were synthesized with formula cis-[Pt (NH3)2(amylgly)] NO3 and cis-[Pt (amylamine)2(amylgly)]NO3; where gly is penthyl glycine as an amino acid. The new compounds were synthesized and extensively characterized using analytical techniques; spectroscopic methods and conductivity measurement...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335678/computational-study-on-transfer-of-l-ascorbic-acid-by-ulaa-through-escherichia-coli-membrane
#20
Ehsan Faghih-Mirzaee, Maryam Dehestani, Leila Zeidabadinejad
In this study, the transfer of L-ascorbic acid by UlaA through Escherichia coli (E. coli) membrane was evaluated using density functional theory (DFT), molecular docking, and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation methods. DFT calculations at the B3lyp/6[Formula: see text]311[Formula: see text]G(p,d) level were performed to investigate the interaction properties and molecular descriptors. The physical properties, such as chemical potential, chemical hardness, and chemical electrophilicity of all studied molecules, were investigated...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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