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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437343/spinopelvic-alignment-by-different-surgical-methods-in-the-treatment-of-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-of-the-lumbar-spine
#1
Dong-Gune Chang, Kee-Yong Ha, Young-Hoon Kim, Eun-Whan Lee
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and iliac fixation (ILF) without osteotomy as methods of correcting lumbar spine deformities due to degenerative sagittal imbalance (DSI) through the evaluation of the changes in spinopelvic alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Many papers have reported the surgical results after PSO and ILF for patients with fixed adult deformities...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428703/comparative-study-of-two-elisa-kits-for-estimation-of-antibodies-to-hepatitis-b-virus-in-human-normal-immunoglobulin-and-specific-immunoglobulin-intended-for-intravenous-or-intramuscular-use
#2
J P Prasad, Y Madhu, Arushi Mandhan, Payal Garg, Anu Prakash, Varsha Singh, Daud Ali, Prdeep Kumar, Surinder Singh, G R Soni, Varun Singh
Current study is conducted to evaluate method verification of two locally available kits manufactured by DSI & BIORAD for quantitative estimation of Hepatitis B virus antibodies in human normal immunoglobulin by using International standard of National Institute of Biological Standards and Control. Four analyst perform five sets of test in duplicate analysing accuracy, precision, and limit of detection, sensitivity and specificity. Our results suggest that both DSI and BIORAD kits fulfil the validation criteria and are sensitive to detect up to 10 mIU concentration precisely and accurately...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425172/the-homeostatic-and-circadian-sleep-recovery-responses-after-total-sleep-deprivation-in-mice
#3
Garance Dispersyn, Fabien Sauvet, Danielle Gomez-Merino, Sylvain Ciret, Catherine Drogou, Damien Leger, Thierry Gallopin, Mounir Chennaoui
Many studies on sleep deprivation effects lack data regarding the recovery period. We investigated the 2-day homeostatic and circadian sleep recovery response to 24 h of total sleep deprivation (TSD) induced by brief rotation of an activity wheel. Eight mice were implanted with telemetry transmitters (DSI F40-EET) that recorded simultaneously their electroencephalography (EEG), locomotor activity and temperature during 24 h of baseline (BSL), TSD and 2 days of recovery (D1 and D2). In a second experiment, two groups of five non-implanted mice underwent TSD or ad libitum sleep, after which they were killed, adrenal glands were weighed and blood was collected for analysis of corticosterone concentration...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411159/in-vivo-visualization-of-connections-among-revised-papez-circuit-hubs-using-full-q-space-diffusion-spectrum-imaging-tractography
#4
Peng-Hu Wei, Zhi-Qi Mao, Fei Cong, Fang-Cheng Yeh, Bo Wang, Zhi-Pei Ling, Shu-Li Liang, Lin Chen, Xin-Guang Yu
Structural connections among the hubs of the revised Papez circuit remain to be elucidated in the human brain. As the original Papez circuit failed to explain functional imaging findings, a more detailed investigation is needed to delineate connections among the circuit's key hubs. Here we acquired diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) from eight normal subjects and used data from the Human Connectome Project (HCP) to elucidate connections among hubs in the retrosplenial gyrus, hippocampus, mammillary bodies, and anterior thalamic nuclei...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370298/accelerated-radial-diffusion-spectrum-imaging-using-a-multi-echo-stimulated-echo-diffusion-sequence
#5
Steven H Baete, Fernando E Boada
PURPOSE: Diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) provides us non-invasively and robustly with anatomical details of brain microstructure. To achieve sufficient angular resolution, DSI requires a large number of q-space samples, leading to long acquisition times. This need is mitigated here by combining the beneficial properties of Radial q-space sampling for DSI with a Multi-Echo Stimulated Echo Sequence (MESTIM). METHODS: Full 2D k-spaces for each of several q-space samples, along the same radially outward line in q-space, are acquired in one readout train with one spin and three stimulated echoes...
March 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319703/impacts-of-human-activities-on-nutrient-transport-in-the-yellow-river-the-role-of-the-water-sediment-regulation-scheme
#6
Xinyu Li, Hontao Chen, Xueyan Jiang, Zhigang Yu, Qingzhen Yao
Anthropogenic activities alter the natural states of large rivers and their surrounding environment. The Yellow River is a well-studied case of a large river with heavy human control. An artificial managed water and sediment release system, known as the Water-Sediment Regulation Scheme (WSRS), has been carried out annually in the Yellow River since 2002. Nutrient concentrations and composition display significant time and space variations during the WSRS period. To figure out the anthropogenic impact of nutrient changes and transport in the Yellow River, biogeochemical observations were carried out in both middle reaches and lower reaches of the Yellow River during 2014 WSRS period...
March 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275541/pitchperfect-primary-intracranial-hemorrhage-probability-estimation-using-random-forests-on-ct
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John Muschelli, Elizabeth M Sweeney, Natalie L Ullman, Paul Vespa, Daniel F Hanley, Ciprian M Crainiceanu
INTRODUCTION: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), where a blood vessel ruptures into areas of the brain, accounts for approximately 10-15% of all strokes. X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning is largely used to assess the location and volume of these hemorrhages. Manual segmentation of the CT scan using planimetry by an expert reader is the gold standard for volume estimation, but is time-consuming and has within- and across-reader variability. We propose a fully automated segmentation approach using a random forest algorithm with features extracted from X-ray computed tomography (CT) scans...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268809/automated-tracking-segmentation-and-trajectory-classification-of-pelvic-organs-on-dynamic-mri
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Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart
Pelvic organ prolapse is a major health problem in women where pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, small bowel, and rectum) fall from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DMRI) is presently used to analyze the organs' movements from rest to maximum strain providing complementary support for diagnosis. However, there is currently no automated or quantitative approach to measure the movement of the pelvic organs and their correlation with the severity of prolapse...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256520/multistability-of-the-brain-network-for-self-other-processing
#9
Yi-An Chen, Tsung-Ren Huang
Early fMRI studies suggested that brain areas processing self-related and other-related information were highly overlapping. Hypothesising functional localisation of the cortex, researchers have tried to locate "self-specific" and "other-specific" regions within these overlapping areas by subtracting suspected confounding signals in task-based fMRI experiments. Inspired by recent advances in whole-brain dynamic modelling, we instead explored an alternative hypothesis that similar spatial activation patterns could be associated with different processing modes in the form of different synchronisation patterns...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237430/evaluation-of-impact-of-an-external-breast-shield-flexishield-in-electronic-brachytherapy-for-breast-iort-a-phantom-study
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Yongbok Kim, Jason Wei-Yeong Huynh, Victor J Gonzalez
PURPOSE: To investigate Axxent (iCAD, Inc., San Jose, CA) electronic brachytherapy balloon deformation and its dosimetric impact because of an external flexible shield (FlexiShield [FS]; iCAD, Inc.). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Prostheses breast tissue phantom overlaid three spherical balloon applicators to simulate three clinical scenarios depending on minimum skin-to-balloon surface spacing (SS): balloon with SS of 2 cm, 1 cm, and balloon with 1 cm SS and touching the chest wall...
February 23, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227004/automated-tracking-segmentation-and-trajectory-classification-of-pelvic-organs-on-dynamic-mri
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Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Iman Nekooeimehr, Susana Lai-Yuen, Paul Bao, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Stuart Hart, Paul Bao, Susana Lai-Yuen, Stuart Hart, Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Iman Nekooeimehr
Pelvic organ prolapse is a major health problem in women where pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, small bowel, and rectum) fall from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DMRI) is presently used to analyze the organs' movements from rest to maximum strain providing complementary support for diagnosis. However, there is currently no automated or quantitative approach to measure the movement of the pelvic organs and their correlation with the severity of prolapse...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209735/the-epac-phospholipase-c%C3%AE%C2%B5-pathway-regulates-endocannabinoid-signaling-and-cocaine-induced-disinhibition-of-ventral-tegmental-area-dopamine-neurons
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Jiaqing Tong, Xiaojie Liu, Casey Vickstrom, Yan Li, Laikang Yu, Youming Lu, Alan V Smrcka, Qing-Song Liu
Exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) is a direct effector for the ubiquitous second messenger cAMP. Epac activates the phospholipase Cε (PLCε) pathway. PLCβ has been linked to the synthesis of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). Here, we report that Epac facilitates endocannabinoid-mediated retrograde synaptic depression through activation of PLCε. Intracellular loading of a selective Epac agonist 8-CPT-2Me-cAMP into ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine neurons enabled previously ineffective stimuli to induce depolarization-induced suppression of inhibition (DSI) and long-term depression of IPSCs (I-LTD) in the VTA...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209314/connection-between-bilateral-temporal-regions-tractography-using-human-connectome-data-and-diffusion-spectrum-imaging
#13
Peng-Hu Wei, Zhi-Qi Mao, Fei Cong, Bo Wang, Zhi-Pei Ling, Shu-Li Liang, Xin-Guang Yu
Temporal lobe epilepsy often propagates inter-hemispherically. Although the pathway of the propagation was verified by electrophysiology, the trajectory remains poorly defined. DTI can depict fiber trajectory but it has limited angular resolution and cannot adequately assess cortical regions. We visualized potential pathways of bitemporal epilepsy propagation using diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) with data consisting of 8 groups of 514 directions and diffusion templates of 842 subjects from the human connectome project (HCP)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207859/differential-effects-of-silencing-crustacean-hyperglycemic-hormone-gene-expression-on-the-metabolic-profiles-of-the-muscle-and-hepatopancreas-in-the-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii
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Wenfeng Li, Kuo-Hsun Chiu, Yi-Chun Tien, Shih-Fu Tsai, Li-Jane Shih, Chien-Hsun Lee, Jean-Yves Toullec, Chi-Ying Lee
In order to functionally characterize the metabolic roles of crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH), gene expression of CHH in the crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) was knocked down by in vivo injection of CHH double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), followed by metabolomic analysis of 2 CHH target tissues (the muscle and hepatopancreas) using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Compared to the levels in untreated and saline-injected (SAI) animals, levels of CHH transcript, but not those of molt-inhibiting hormone (a CHH-family peptide), in the eyestalk ganglia of CHH dsRNA-injected (DSI) animals were significantly decreased at 24, 48, and 72 hour post injection (hpi), with concomitant changes in levels of CHH peptide in the sinus gland (a neurohemal organ) and hemolymph...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187924/measuring-the-dysphonia-severity-index-dsi-in-the-program-praat
#15
Youri Maryn, Dominique Morsomme, Marc De Bodt
BACKGROUND: The original Dysphonia Severity Index (ie, DSI) weighs and combines four voice markers in a single number to size dysphonia gradation in the clinic: percent jitter (from Multi-Dimensional Voice Program; KayPENTAX Corp., Montvale, NJ), softest intensity and highest fundamental frequency (both from Voice Range Profile; KayPENTAX Corp.), and maximum phonation time. To be more generally applied, however, implementation of DSI in the program Praat (Paul Boersma and David Weenink, Institute for Phonetic Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) would be advantageous for all voice clinicians...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173958/decadal-changes-in-nutrient-fluxes-and-environmental-effects-in-the-jiulong-river-estuary
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Gaojie Wu, Wenzhi Cao, Zheng Huang, Chih-Ming Kao, Chang-Tang Chang, Pen-Chi Chiang, Feifei Wang
Estuaries are areas of both freshwater and seawater that are partially enclosed with contact to the open sea and a flow of fresh water. Although the Jiulong River Estuary has a relatively small catchment, this area was found to exhibit high nutrient fluxes. The nutrient fluxes showed obvious fluctuations for different years. The Jiulong River Estuary was predominantly P-limited, and was slowly moving towards higher DIN:DIP and DSi:DIP ratios as the nitrate concentrations increased. The high nutrient fluxes into the estuary may affect estuarine ecosystems by the alteration of DO concentrations in bottom waters, causing harm to benthic fauna due to a lack of oxygen, triggering algal blooms...
February 4, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140361/directional-sinogram-interpolation-for-motion-weighted-4d-cone-beam-ct-reconstruction
#17
Hua Zhang, Matthijs Kruis, Jan-Jakob Sonke
The image quality of respiratory sorted four-dimensional (4D) cone-beam (CB) computed tomography (CT) is often limited by streak artifacts due to insufficient projections. A motion weighted reconstruction (MWR) method is proposed to decrease streak artifacts and improve image quality. Firstly, respiratory correlated CBCT projections were interpolated by directional sinogram interpolation (DSI) to generate additional CB projections for each phase and subsequently reconstructed. Secondly, local motion was estimated by deformable image registration of the interpolated 4D CBCT...
March 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132007/ibobbly-mobile-health-intervention-for-suicide-prevention-in-australian-indigenous-youth-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Joseph Tighe, Fiona Shand, Rebecca Ridani, Andrew Mackinnon, Nicole De La Mata, Helen Christensen
OBJECTIVES: Rates of youth suicide in Australian Indigenous communities are 4 times the national youth average and demand innovative interventions. Historical and persistent disadvantage is coupled with multiple barriers to help seeking. Mobile phone applications offer the opportunity to deliver therapeutic interventions directly to individuals in remote communities. The pilot study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-help mobile app (ibobbly) targeting suicidal ideation, depression, psychological distress and impulsivity among Indigenous youth in remote Australia...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100557/dual-sensory-impairment-in-special-schools-in-south-eastern-nigeria
#19
Ada E Aghaji, Richard Bowman, Vincent C Ofoegbu, Andrew Smith
In a cross-sectional study to determine the magnitude of dual sensory impairment (DSI-combined hearing and vision loss) in children in single-disability special education schools, children in schools for the blind and schools for the deaf in four states in South-East Nigeria were examined by an ophthalmologist and otorhinolaryngologist to determine the level of their disability and to identify other disabilities if any. Participants were all students with childhood blindness or childhood deafness. The magnitude and causes of DSI and the burden of undetected DSI were the main outcome measures...
February 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088421/the-influence-of-ultra-pasteurization-by-indirect-heating-versus-direct-steam-injection-on-skim-and-2-fat-milks
#20
A P Lee, D M Barbano, M A Drake
Fluid milk is traditionally pasteurized by high temperature, short time (HTST) pasteurization, which requires heating to at least 72°C for 15 s. Ultra-pasteurization (UP) extends milk shelf life and is defined as heating to at least 138°C for 2 s. The UP process can be done by indirect heating (IND) or by direct steam injection (DSI). The influence of these 2 UP methods on milk flavor has not been widely investigated. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of HTST, IND-UP, and DSI-UP on sensory perception of fluid milk...
March 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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