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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684939/loose-lipped-mobile-device-intelligent-personal-assistants-a-discussion-of-information-gleaned-from-siri-on-locked-ios-devices
#1
Graeme Horsman
The forensic analysis of mobile handsets is becoming a more prominent factor in many criminal investigations. Despite such devices frequently storing relevant evidential content to support an investigation, accessing this information is becoming an increasingly difficult task due to enhanced effective security features. Where access to a device's resident data is not possible via traditional mobile forensic methods, in some cases it may still be possible to extract user information via queries made to an installed intelligent personal assistant...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684743/neuroendocrine-neoplasms-of-rectum-a-management-update
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REVIEW
Emilio Bertani, Davide Ravizza, Massimo Milione, Sara Massironi, Chiara Maria Grana, Dario Zerini, Alessandra Nella Piccioli, Giuseppe Spinoglio, Nicola Fazio
The estimated annual incidence of R-NENs is 1.04 per 100,000 persons although the real incidence may be underestimated, as not all R-NEN are systematically reported in registers. Also the prevalence has increased substantially, reflecting the rising incidence and indolent nature of R-NENs, showing the highest prevalence increase among all site of origin of NENs. The size of the tumor reveals the behavior of R-NENs where the risk for metastatic spread increases for lesions > 10 mm. Applying the WHO 2010 grading system to whole NENs originating in the gastroenteropancreatic system, R-NENs are classified as Well-Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumors (WD-NET), which contain NET G1 and NET G2, and Poorly-Differentiated Carcinomas (PD-NEC) enclosing only G3 neoplasms for which the term carcinoma is applied...
April 6, 2018: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683986/people-with-hemianopia-report-difficulty-with-tv-computer-cinema-use-and-photography
#3
Francisco M Costela, Sarah S Sheldon, Bethany Walker, Russell L Woods
SIGNIFICANCE: Our survey found that participants with hemianopia report more difficulties watching video in various formats, including television (TV), on computers, and in a movie theater, compared with participants with normal vision (NV). These reported difficulties were not as marked as those reported by people with central vision loss. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to survey the viewing experience (e.g., frequency, difficulty) of viewing video on TV, computers and portable visual display devices, and at the cinema of people with hemianopia and NV...
April 20, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683872/social-support-moderates-the-relationship-between-perceived-stress-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
#4
Martha Abshire, Stuart D Russell, Patricia M Davidson, Chakra Budhathoki, Hae-Ra Han, Kathleen L Grady, Shashank Desai, Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb
BACKGROUND: Living with a left ventricular assist device has significant psychosocial sequelae that affect health-related quality of life (HRQOL). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe psychosocial indicators of stress including perceived stress, depression, fatigue, and coping; (2) examine relationships among stress indicators by level of perceived stress; (3) examine relationships among indicators of stress and clinical outcomes; and (4) test the moderation of social support on the relationship between stress and clinical outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683412/225-intracranial-aneurysms-treated-with-the-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-stent-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Wei Su, Yisen Zhang, Junfan Chen, Jian Liu, Gary Rajah, Xinjian Yang
Background For the treatment of intracranial aneurysms, the low-profile visualized intraluminal support (LVIS) stent is a new generation of highly visible-braided stent that was recently introduced in China. Here, we report our single-center retrospective experience of safety and efficacy utilizing LVIS for stent-assisted coiling of intracranial aneurysms. Methods We included 218 patients with intracranial aneurysms consecutively treated with LVIS SR stents at our center in this study. Postoperative and follow-up embolization scores, procedural complications, clinical and angiographic findings at mid-term follow-up, as well as recurrence rate, preoperative and follow-up mRS scores were analyzed...
April 23, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683315/all-printed-self-aligned-carbon-nanotube-thin-film-transistors-on-imprinted-plastic-substrates
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Donghoon Song, Fazel Zare Bidoky, Woo Jin Hyun, Steven Brett Walker, Jennifer A Lewis, C Daniel Frisbie
We present a self-aligned process for printing thin film transistors (TFTs) on plastic with singled walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) networks as the channel material. The SCALE process (self-aligned capillarity assisted lithography for electronics) combines imprint lithography with inkjet printing. Specifically, inks are jetted into imprinted reservoirs, where they then flow into narrow device cavities due to capillarity. Here, we incorporate a composite high-k gate dielectric and an aligned conducting polymer gate electrode in the SCALE process to enable a smaller areal footprint than prior designs that yields low voltage SWCNT TFTs with average p-type carrier mobilities of 4 cm2 /V·s and ON/OFF current ratios of 104 ...
April 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682962/skyrmions-in-magnetic-tunnel-junctions
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Xueying Zhang, Wenlong Cai, Xichao Zhang, Zilu Wang, Zhi Li, Yu Zhang, Kaihua Cao, Na Lei, Wang Kang, Yue Zhang, Haiming Yu, Yan Zhou, Weisheng Zhao
In this work, we demonstrate that skyrmions can be nucleated in the free layer of a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions (DMI) by a spin-polarized current with the assistance of stray fields from the pinned layer. The size, stability and number of created skyrmions can be tuned by either the DMI strength or the stray field distribution. The interaction between the stray field and the DMI effective field is discussed. The size of the skyrmion is calculated using the concept of Laplace pressure...
April 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682761/in-vitro-hemodynamic-evaluation-of-ecg-synchronized-pulsatile-flow-using-i-cor-pump-as-short-term-cardiac-assist-device-for-neonatal-and-pediatric-population
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Madison Force, Morgan Moroi, Shigang Wang, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to assess the hemodynamic properties of the i-cor ECG-synchronized cardiac assist system for off-label use as a short-term cardiac assist device for neonatal and pediatric patients and compare nonpulsatile to pulsatile flow with different amplitudes. The circuit consisted of the i-cor diagonal pump with 3 feet of ¼ inch arterial and venous tubing and a soft-shell reservoir, primed with lactated Ringer's solution and human packed red blood cells (hematocrit 42%). Trials were conducted with three different sets of cannulas (8-Fr arterial 10-Fr venous, 10-Fr arterial 12 Fr-venous, and 12-Fr arterial 14-Fr venous) with increasing flow rates at varying pseudo-patient pressures (40, 60, 80, and 100 mm Hg) and under nonpulsatile mode and pulsatile mode with pulsatile amplitudes 2000, 2500, and 3000 rpm at 36°C...
April 22, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681957/mechanical-circulatory-support-is-effective-to-treat-pulmonary-hypertension-in-heart-transplant-candidates-disqualified-due-to-unacceptable-pulmonary-vascular-resistance
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Michał Zakliczyński, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Izabela Copik, Marcin Maruszewski, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Roman Przybylski, Marian Zembala
Introduction: High pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) candidates is a risk factor of right ventricle failure after the procedure. However, the increase of PVR may be a consequence of the life-threatening deterioration of the left ventricle function. The use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) seems to be the best solution, but it is reimbursed only in active OHT candidates. Aim: We performed a retrospective analysis of MCS effectiveness in maintaining PVR at values accepted for OHT...
March 2018: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681786/information-management-for-the-assistive-technology-provision-in-community-perspectives-of-local-policymakers-and-health-service-providers
#10
Suchitporn Lersilp, Supawadee Putthinoi, Sayaka Okahashi
Background: Assistive technology (AT) is a way to enhance the performance of daily activities in people with disabilities and help them live more independently. However, an important problem in providing AT lies in the effectiveness of information management. Local policymakers and health service providers have become aware of this problem and their perspectives are the key to solving it. Methods: This study explored the types of AT provided for people with disabilities in the community and the perspectives on information management of local policymakers and health service providers...
2018: Occupational Therapy International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681179/-femtosecond-laser-assisted-keratoplasty
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László Módis, Eszter Szalai, Zsuzsanna Flaskó, Bence Kolozsvári, András Berta
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To present our results on femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Twenty-five eyes of 25 patients underwent surgery with the following indications: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 10), keratoconus (n = 4), corneal dystrophy (n = 5), corneal scar (n = 4), band keratopathy (n = 2). Trephination of both the donor and recipient corneas were performed with VisuMax femtosecond laser device (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany)...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680545/technologies-for-the-marking-of-fishing-gear-to-identify-gear-components-entangled-on-marine-animals-and-to-reduce-abandoned-lost-or-otherwise-discarded-fishing-gear
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REVIEW
Pingguo He, Petri Suuronen
Fishing gears are marked to establish and inform origin, ownership and position. More recently, fishing gears are marked to aid in capacity control, reduce marine litter due to abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) and assist in its recovery, and to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Traditionally, physical marking, inscription, writing, color, shape, and tags have been used for ownership and capacity purposes. Buoys, lights, flags, and radar reflectors are used for marking of position...
April 2018: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678760/sub-millimeter-ecog-pitch-in-human-enables-higher-fidelity-cognitive-neural-state-estimation
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John Hermiz, Nicholas Rogers, Erik Kaestner, Mehran Ganji, Daniel R Cleary, Bob Carter, David Barba, Shadi Dayeh, Eric Halgren, Vikash Gilja
Electrocorticography (ECoG), electrophysiological recording from the pial surface of the brain, is a critical measurement technique for clinical neurophysiology, basic neurophysiology studies, and demonstrates great promise for the development of neural prosthetic devices for assistive applications and the treatment of neurological disorders. Recent advances in device engineering are poised to enable orders of magnitude increase in the resolution of ECoG without comprised measurement quality. This enhancement in cortical sensing enables the observation of neural dynamics from the cortical surface at the micrometer scale...
April 17, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678608/clinical-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Justin A Fried, Abhinav Nair, Koji Takeda, Kevin Clerkin, Veli K Topkara, Amirali Masoumi, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Daniel Burkhoff, Ajay Kirtane, S M Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Jeffrey Moses, Paolo C Colombo, A Reshad Garan
BACKGROUND: The role of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in acute decompensated heart failure (HF) with cardiogenic shock (CS) is largely undefined. In this study we sought to assess the hemodynamic and clinical response to IABP in chronic HF patients with CS and identify predictors of response to this device. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing IABP implantation from 2011 to 2016 at our institution to identify chronic HF patients with acute decompensation and CS (cardiac index <2...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677711/electrical-characteristics-of-ge-si-based-source-pocket-tunnel-field-effect-transistors
#15
Tea Jun Ahn, Yun Seop Yu
Two types of Ge/Si-based novel tunnel field-effect transistors (TFETs) with source pockets are proposed. In the proposed Ge/Si-based TFETs, the materials in the source, channel, and drain are Ge, Si, and Si, respectively, and the gate shortly overlaps the source. One of the proposed TFETs has an intrinsic Ge pocket and the other has an intrinsic Si pocket, shallowly doped in the source region below the source-overlapped gate. The current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of the proposed Ge/Si-based TFETs were simulated using the TCAD device simulator, and were compared with those of Si, Ge, and Ge (in source)/Si (in channel and drain) TFETs...
September 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677212/pulsatile-operation-of-a-continuous-flow-right-ventricular-assist-device-rvad-to-improve-vascular-pulsatility
#16
Boon C Ng, Matthias Kleinheyer, Peter A Smith, Daniel Timms, William E Cohn, Einly Lim
Despite the widespread acceptance of rotary blood pump (RBP) in clinical use over the past decades, the diminished flow pulsatility generated by a fixed speed RBP has been regarded as a potential factor that may lead to adverse events such as vasculature stiffening and hemorrhagic strokes. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of generating physiological pulse pressure in the pulmonary circulation by modulating the speed of a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) in a mock circulation loop. A rectangular pulse profile with predetermined pulse width has been implemented as the pump speed pattern with two different phase shifts (0% and 50%) with respect to the ventricular contraction...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677038/postoperative-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-predictor-for-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-implanted-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#17
Gardner Yost, Geetha Bhat, Patroklos Pappas, Antone Tatooles
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone known to correlate with left ventricular (LV) dilation, decreased contractility, and increased stiffness. Consequently, BNP has been used as a prognostic tool to assess the degree of LV unloading for patients supported by continuous-flow LV assist devices (LVADs). We assessed the prognostic value of changes in BNP in the 2 weeks after LVAD implantation. This retrospective study analyzed laboratory findings and outcomes of 189 LVAD patients. Patients were separated into two groups based on whether serum BNP levels had improved from preoperative levels by postoperative day 14...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677037/small-left-ventricular-size-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-ventricular-assist-device-thrombosis
#18
Venkat Keshav Chivukula, Jennifer A Beckman, Anthony R Prisco, Shin Lin, Todd F Dardas, Richard K Cheng, Stephen D Farris, Jason W Smith, Nahush A Mokadam, Claudius Mahr, Alberto Aliseda
The prevalence of ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy has continued to increase due to a stagnant donor supply and growing advanced heart failure (HF) population. We hypothesize that left ventricular (LV) size strongly influences biocompatibility and risk of thrombosis. Unsteady computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was used in conjunction with patient-derived computational modeling and virtual surgery with a standard, apically implanted inflow cannula. A dual-focus approach of evaluating thrombogenicity was employed: platelet-based metrics to characterize the platelet environment and flow-based metrics to investigate hemodynamics...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677035/outflow-cannula-systolic-slope-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-novel-marker-of-myocardial-contractility
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Jonathan Grinstein, Eric Kruse, Gabriel Sayer, Gene H Kim, Jayant Raikhelkar, Sara Kalantari, Nitasha Sarswat, Sirtaz Adatya, Takeyoshi Ota, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M Lang, Nir Uriel
Left ventricular (LV) unloading with a LV assist device (LVAD) reverse remodels the heart and may lead to favorable changes in cellular architecture and LV geometry promoting myocardial recovery. Currently, there are no standardized methods for evaluating myocardial recovery. This study assesses the systolic slope of the LVAD outflow cannula as a marker for myocardial contractility. Doppler echocardiography (transthoracic echocardiogram [TTE]) of the LVAD outflow cannula and TTE of the LV cavity were prospectively collected in 57 patients with LVADs...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676613/workshop-report-using-social-media-and-smartphone-applications-in-practical-lessons-to-enhance-student-learning-in-b%C3%A3%C2%BAzios-brazil-august-6-8-2017
#20
Camilo Lellis-Santos, Patricia A Halpin
Cost-effective student engagement poses a challenge for instructors, especially those who may not be familiar with new technologies and mobile devices. In this workshop, participants, experienced and discussed two ways of using smartphones in physiology classes: to engage in an online learning environment for discussions, and to make physiological measurements. Participants signed up for individual Twitter accounts and learned how to tweet, retweet, message, use a URL shortener, and use hashtags. They then went on to locate articles on an assigned topic from the Twitter accounts of credible science sources ( American Journal of Physiology, The Scientist, CDC...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
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