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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227856/multiquadric-spline-based-interactive-segmentation-of-vascular-networks
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Sachin Meena, V B Surya Prasath, Yasmin M Kassim, Richard J Maude, Olga V Glinskii, Vladislav V Glinsky, Virginia H Huxley, Kannappan Palaniappan, Sachin Meena, V B Surya Prasath, Yasmin M Kassim, Richard J Maude, Olga V Glinskii, Vladislav V Glinsky, Virginia H Huxley, Kannappan Palaniappan, Virginia H Huxley, Yasmin M Kassim, Sachin Meena, Kannappan Palaniappan, Vladislav V Glinsky, Olga V Glinskii, Richard J Maude, V B Surya Prasath
Commonly used drawing tools for interactive image segmentation and labeling include active contours or boundaries, scribbles, rectangles and other shapes. Thin vessel shapes in images of vascular networks are difficult to segment using automatic or interactive methods. This paper introduces the novel use of a sparse set of user-defined seed points (supervised labels) for precisely, quickly and robustly segmenting complex biomedical images. A multiquadric spline-based binary classifier is proposed as a unique approach for interactive segmentation using as features color values and the location of seed points...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227125/random-forests-for-dura-mater-microvasculature-segmentation-using-epifluorescence-images
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Yasmin M Kassim, V B Surya Prasath, Rengarajan Pelapur, Olga V Glinskii, Richard J Maude, Vladislav V Glinsky, Virginia H Huxley, Kannappan Palaniappan, Yasmin M Kassim, V B Surya Prasath, Rengarajan Pelapur, Olga V Glinskii, Richard J Maude, Vladislav V Glinsky, Virginia H Huxley, Kannappan Palaniappan, Virginia H Huxley, Yasmin M Kassim, Rengarajan Pelapur, Kannappan Palaniappan, Vladislav V Glinsky, Olga V Glinskii, Richard J Maude, V B Surya Prasath
Automatic segmentation of microvascular structures is a critical step in quantitatively characterizing vessel remodeling and other physiological changes in the dura mater or other tissues. We developed a supervised random forest (RF) classifier for segmenting thin vessel structures using multiscale features based on Hessian, oriented second derivatives, Laplacian of Gaussian and line features. The latter multiscale line detector feature helps in detecting and connecting faint vessel structures that would otherwise be missed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224378/depression-and-anxiety-behaviour-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-migraine
#3
Mingjie Zhang, Yufei Liu, Mangsuo Zhao, Wenjing Tang, Xiaolin Wang, Zhao Dong, Shengyuan Yu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and clinical studies have demonstrated comorbidity between migraine and affective disorders. However, it is unclear whether chronic migraine can lead to affective disorders in other animals. METHODS: A classical chronic migraine rat model (repeated dura mater inflammatory soup [IS] infusion) was used to evaluate depression and anxiety behaviour via weight, sucrose preference test, open field test and elevated plus maze test. RESULTS: We found that sucrose preference, locomotor and rearing behaviours, inner zoon distance percent, open-arm entries percent and serotonin and dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex decreased significantly in the IS group compared with those in the control group; co-administration of low-dose amitriptyline ameliorated these deficits...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222415/young-adult-patient-with-headache-fever-and-blurred-vision
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Stavroula A Paschou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Vasiliki Trianti, Stavroula Lyra, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Andreas Seretis, Andromachi Vryonidou
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: This case highlights the fact that acute pituitary apoplexy may be misdiagnosed due to being confused with other entities exhibiting similar symptoms, such as meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A patient in his late 30s presented with sudden and severe frontal headache, fever, blurred vision, nausea, confusion, as well as oculomotor palsy (CN III) with partial ptosis of the left eyelid, dilated left pupil and left eye globe deviation inferiorly and laterally...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219113/personality-coping-and-social-support-as-predictors-of-long-term-quality-of-life-trajectories-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-protocol-369901-alliance
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Estrella Durá-Ferrandis, Jeanne S Mandelblatt, Jonathan Clapp, George Luta, Leigh Anne Faul, Gretchen Kimmick, Harvey J Cohen, Rachel L Yung, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVE: To determine long-term quality-of-life (QoL) trajectories among breast cancer survivors aged 65+ ("older") evaluating the effects of personality and social support. METHODS: Older women (N = 1280) newly diagnosed with invasive, non-metastatic breast cancer completed baseline assessments. Follow-up data were collected 6 and 12 months later and then annually for up to 7 years (median 4.5 years). QoL was assessed using EORTC-QLQC30 emotional, physical, and cognitive scales...
February 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218203/cystic-dystrophy-of-the-duodenal-wall-a-rare-but-need-to-know-disease
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Lydia Plana Campos, Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Javier Sempere García-Argüelles, Ana Belén Durá Ayet, Inma Bort Pérez, Patricia Suárez Callol
Cystic dystrophy of the duodenal wall (CDDW) is a serious but uncommon complication of heterotopic pancreatic tissue characterized by increased duodenal wall thickness associated with intraparietal cystic lesions. It is mainly observed in middle-aged male patients with alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. Clinical symptoms are usually nonspecific and it is important to take them into account in patients with the abovementioned history. Imaging techniques have been useful for diagnosis, especially endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), to visualize cystic lesions in the wall...
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217399/delayed-and-isolated-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-following-minor-head-trauma
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Yu Nakagawa, Masahiro Toda, Shunsuke Shibao, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to consider the mechanism of isolated oculomotor nerve palsy after minor head trauma. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a rare case of delayed and isolated oculomotor nerve palsy following minor head trauma. A 19-year-old boy complained of double vision 1 day after a minor head trauma. Neuro-ophthalmic examination showed isolated left oculomotor nerve palsy. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging examination revealed no abnormal findings and steroid therapy was administered for a week...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216213/expression-of-cathepsin-k-in-skull-base-chordoma
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Kaibing Tian, Junpeng Ma, Liang Wang, Ke Wang, Da Li, Shuyu Hao, Yang Yang, Jiang Du, Guijun Jia, Liwei Zhang, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to explore the association between cathepsin K and the clinical characteristics of skull base chordoma (SBC). METHODS: In this study, 58 paraffin-embedded samples and 85 frozen samples of 94 patients were included. All clinical data corresponding to these patients were available. Immunohistochemical staining and Quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction were performed. Positive rate of Immunohistochemical staining slices and delta CT value of Quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction represent the cathepsin K expression level in protein and gene level separately...
February 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213191/microneurosurgical-management-of-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-a-contemporary-series-from-helsinki
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Peeraphong Thiarawat, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Danil A Kozyrev, Patcharin Intarakhao, Mario K Teo, Joham Choque-Velasquez, Juha Hernesniemi
OBJECTIVE: Our purposes are to analyze microsurgical techniques and to determine correlations between microsurgical techniques with the radiographic findings in the microneurosurgical treatment of the posterior communicating artery aneurysms (PCoAAs). METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed radiographic findings and videos of surgery in 64 patients with PCoAAs who underwent microsurgical clipping by the senior author from August 2010-2014. RESULTS: From 64 aneurysms, 30 (47%) had SAH that necessitated the lamina terminalis fenestration (odds ratio [OR], 67...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212886/primary-ameloblastoma-of-the-temporal-bone
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Andro Košec, Jakov Ajduk, Mihael Ries, Robert Trotić
Ameloblastoma is a locally aggressive tumor derived from odontogenic epithelium. Although benign, its clinical behavior can often exhibit malignant characteristics. It is marked by slow and persistent growth with infiltration of adjacent tissues. Almost 70% occur in the mandible in patients older than 30 years. Recurrence of ameloblastoma from inadequate treatment is frequent. Because of its slow growth, recurrences can present decades after primary surgery. A primary ameloblastoma in an area outside the mandibular, maxillary, and infratemporal fossa regions has not been described in detail to date, with only 1 possible case mentioned in the literature...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211307/local-and-systemic-changes-associated-with-long-term-percutaneous-static-implantation-of-titanium-alloys-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Galit H Frydman Robert P Marini Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu Kathleen E Biddle Sureshkumar Muthupalani Charles R Vanderburg Barry Lai Pavan K Bendapudi Ronald G Tompkins And James G Fox
Metal alloys are frequently used as implant materials in veterinary medicine. Recent studies suggest that many alloys induce both local and systemic inflammatory responses. In this study, 37 rhesus macaques with long-term skull-anchored percutaneous titanium alloy implants (duration, 0 to 14 y) were evaluated for changes in their hematology, coagulation, and serum chemistry profiles. Negative controls (n = 28) did not have implants. Macaques with implants had higher plasma D-dimer and lower antithrombin III concentrations than nonimplanted animals...
February 16, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210022/csf-related-complications-after-intradural-spinal-tumor-surgery-utility-of-an-autologous-fat-graft
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Kenan I Arnautovic, Marko Kovacevic
OBJECT: The incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)-related complications after intradural spinal tumor (IST) surgery is high and reported in up to 18% of patients. However, no efficient way to prevent those complications has been reported so far. Treating these complications may require prolonged bed rest, re-exploration, external lumbar drain, use of antibiotics, and possible precipitation of other complications. To alleviate the risk of CSF-related complications, we prospectively adopted the intraoperative use of autologous fat grafting after IST surgery...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209528/decellularized-human-colorectal-cancer-matrices-polarize-macrophages-towards-an-anti-inflammatory-phenotype-promoting-cancer-cell-invasion-via-ccl18
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M L Pinto, E Rios, A C Silva, S C Neves, H R Caires, A T Pinto, C Durães, F A Carvalho, A P Cardoso, N C Santos, C C Barrias, D S Nascimento, P Pinto-do-Ó, M A Barbosa, F Carneiro, M J Oliveira
Macrophages are frequently identified in solid tumors, playing important roles in cancer progression. Their remarkable plasticity makes them very sensitive to environmental factors, including the extracellular matrix (ECM). In the present work, we investigated the impact of human colorectal tumor matrices on macrophage polarization and on macrophage-mediated cancer cell invasion. Accordingly, we developed an innovative 3D-organotypic model, based on the decellularization of normal and tumor tissues derived from colorectal cancer patients' surgical resections...
February 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207463/implantation-of-thickened-artificial-bone-for-reduction-of-dead-space-and-prevention-of-infection-between-implant-and-dura-in-secondary-reconstruction-of-the-skull
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Mine Ozaki, Keigo Narita, Masakazu Kurita, Yuki Iwashina, Akihiko Takushima, Kiyonori Harii
For the treatment of skull defect compensation after neurosurgery, a customized artificial bone is often employed owing to its toughness and the relative ease of producing cosmetically good result. However, implants are vulnerable to infection and removal of implant is sometimes necessary. Several other treatment options such as autologous bone graft or free flap are likely to be considered for the secondary reconstruction to avoid reinfection; however, reimplantation of artificial bone is beneficial for the patients, being not concerned with donor site morbidity...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203571/evolutionary-history-of-multiple-dural-fistula
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Braulio Martinez-Burbano, Edgar Patricio Correa Diaz, Carolina Jácome Sánchez
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are abnormal communications between arteries and veins or dural venous sinuses, which sit between the sheets of the dura. They represent 10% to 15% of intracranial vascular malformations. Clinical manifestations and prognosis depend on the pattern of venous drainage and location. The clinical presentation of DAVF may be mistaken for vascular or nonvascular brain pathologies. For that reason, within the differential diagnosis come a wide range of conditions, such as secondary headaches, encephalopathies, dementias including those with rapid progression, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory processes, or tumors typically at the orbital level or in the cavernous sinus...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202186/stimulation-of-rat-cranial-dura-mater-with-potassium-chloride-causes-cgrp-release-into-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-increases-medullary-blood-flow
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Mária Dux, Christine Will, Mirjam Eberhardt, Michael J M Fischer, Karl Messlinger
Primary headaches may be accompanied by increased intracranial blood flow induced by the release of the potent vasodilator calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) from activated meningeal afferents. We aimed to record meningeal and medullary blood flow simultaneously and to localize the sites of CGRP release in rodent preparations in vivo and ex vivo. Blood flow in the exposed rat parietal dura mater and the medulla oblongata was recorded by laser Doppler flowmetry, while the dura was stimulated by topical application of 60mM potassium chloride (KCl)...
February 10, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196128/in-vivo-images-of-the-epidural-space-with-two-and-three-dimensional-optical-coherence-tomography-in-a-porcine-model
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Wen-Chuan Kuo, Meng-Chun Kao, Mei-Yung Tsou, Chien-Kun Ting
BACKGROUND: No reports exist concerning in vivo optical coherence tomography visualization of the epidural space and the blood patch process in the epidural space. In this study, we produced real-time two-dimensional and reconstructed three-dimensional images of the epidural space by using optical coherence tomography in a porcine model. We also aimed to produce three-dimensional optical coherence tomography images of the dura puncture and blood patch process. METHODS: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography images were obtained using a swept source optical coherence tomography (SSOCT) system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192521/acquired-resistance-to-oxaliplatin-is-not-directly-associated-with-increased-resistance-to-dna-damage-in-sk-n-asroxali4000-a-newly-established-oxaliplatin-resistant-sub-line-of-the-neuroblastoma-cell-line-sk-n-as
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Emily Saintas, Liam Abrahams, Gulshan T Ahmad, Anu-Oluwa M Ajakaiye, Abdulaziz S H A M AlHumaidi, Candice Ashmore-Harris, Iain Clark, Usha K Dura, Carine N Fixmer, Chinedu Ike-Morris, Mireia Mato Prado, Danielle Mccullough, Shishir Mishra, Katia M U Schöler, Husne Timur, Maxwell D C Williamson, Markella Alatsatianos, Basma Bahsoun, Edith Blackburn, Catherine E Hogwood, Pamela E Lithgow, Michelle Rowe, Lyto Yiangou, Florian Rothweiler, Jindrich Cinatl, Richard Zehner, Anthony J Baines, Michelle D Garrett, Campbell W Gourlay, Darren K Griffin, William J Gullick, Emma Hargreaves, Mark J Howard, Daniel R Lloyd, Jeremy S Rossman, C Mark Smales, Anastasios D Tsaousis, Tobias von der Haar, Mark N Wass, Martin Michaelis
The formation of acquired drug resistance is a major reason for the failure of anti-cancer therapies after initial response. Here, we introduce a novel model of acquired oxaliplatin resistance, a sub-line of the non-MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma cell line SK-N-AS that was adapted to growth in the presence of 4000 ng/mL oxaliplatin (SK-N-ASrOXALI4000). SK-N-ASrOXALI4000 cells displayed enhanced chromosomal aberrations compared to SK-N-AS, as indicated by 24-chromosome fluorescence in situ hybridisation. Moreover, SK-N-ASrOXALI4000 cells were resistant not only to oxaliplatin but also to the two other commonly used anti-cancer platinum agents cisplatin and carboplatin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192462/development-identification-and-validation-of-caps-marker-for-shell-trait-which-governs-dura-pisifera-and-tenera-fruit-forms-in-oil-palm-elaeis-guineensis-jacq
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B Kalyana Babu, R K Mathur, P Naveen Kumar, D Ramajayam, G Ravichandran, M V B Venu, S Sparjan Babu
The oil palm fruit forms (dura, pisifera and tenera) governed by the shell thickness gene (Sh) plays a major role in identification of fruit type and also influences palm oil yield. Identification of desired fruit type is a major asset to the breeders and oil palm workers for applications in breeding, seed certification and to reduce time, space and money spent on identification of fruit form. In the present study, we developed Sh gene specific primer pairs and bulk segregant analysis was done using 300 genomic and 8 genic SSR markers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188918/evaluation-of-multimodal-segmentation-based-on-3d-t1-t2-and-flair-weighted-images-the-difficulty-of-choosing
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Tobias Lindig, Raviteja Kotikalapudi, Daniel Schweikardt, Pascal Martin, Friedemann Bender, Uwe Klose, Ulrike Ernemann, Niels K Focke, Benjamin Bender
Voxel-based morphometry is still mainly based on T1-weighted MRI scans. Misclassification of vessels and dura mater as gray matter has been previously reported. Goal of the present work was to evaluate the effect of multimodal segmentation methods available in SPM12, and their influence on identification of age related atrophy and lesion detection in epilepsy patients. 3D T1-, T2- and FLAIR-images of 77 healthy adults (mean age 35.8 years, 19-66 years, 45 females), 7 patients with malformation of cortical development (MCD) (mean age 28...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
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