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José Roberto Pereira Guedes, Leoni Villano Bonamin, Vera Luiza Capelozzi
INTRODUCTION:  There are two critical pillars of homeopathy that contrast with the dominant scientific approach: the similitude principle and the potentization of serial dilutions. Three main hypotheses about the mechanisms of action are in discussion: nanobubbles-related hormesis; vehicle-related electric resonance; and quantum non-locality. OBJECTIVES:  The aim of this paper is to review and discuss some key points of such properties: the imprint of supramolecular structures based on the nanoparticle-allostatic, cross-adaptation-sensitization (NPCAS) model; the theory of non-molecular electromagnetic transfer of information, based on the coherent water domains model, and relying (like the NPCAS model) on the idea of local interactions; and the hypothesis of quantum entanglement, based on the concept of non-locality...
May 16, 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
L Monteiro, C Barbieri, S Warnakulasuriya, M Martins, F Salazar, J-J Pacheco, P Vescovi, M Meleti
BACKGROUND: Oral leukoplakia (OL) is the most typical potentially malignant disorder of the oral mucosa. We aimed to evaluate the clinical outcome of oral leukoplakia treated with several types of lasers and with the use of quantic molecular resonance (QMR) lancet, in terms of recurrence rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-seven previously untreated OL (52 occurring in females and 35 in males, mean age of 59.4 ± 13.9 years) were consecutively submitted to surgical treatment at University Hospital of Parma, Italy, and Hospital de Valongo, Portugal, (1999 to 2012)...
September 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Gareth W Richings, Scott Habershon
We describe a method for performing nuclear quantum dynamics calculations using standard, grid-based algorithms, including the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method, where the potential energy surface (PES) is calculated "on-the-fly". The method of Gaussian process regression (GPR) is used to construct a global representation of the PES using values of the energy at points distributed in molecular configuration space during the course of the wavepacket propagation. We demonstrate this direct dynamics approach for both an analytical PES function describing 3-dimensional proton transfer dynamics in malonaldehyde and for 2- and 6-dimensional quantum dynamics simulations of proton transfer in salicylaldimine...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Margherita Gobbo, Rossana Bussani, Giuseppe Perinetti, Katia Rupel, Lorenzo Bevilaqua, Giulia Ottaviani, Matteo Biasotto
This study aims to compare the use of the innovative blue diode laser (BLUE group) with two traditional surgical techniques: the infrared diode laser (IR group) and the quantic molecular resonance scalpel (QMR group) in the excision of benign oral lesions. Ninety-three patients underwent surgical excision of a benign oral lesion and were followed up for 30 days for pain (0 to 10 visual analogue scale), bleeding, and painkillers’ assumption (yes/no). A blind pathologist evaluated the thermal damage along the cutting margin...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Rafael E Núñez
Humans and other species have biologically endowed abilities for discriminating quantities. A widely accepted view sees such abilities as an evolved capacity specific for number and arithmetic. This view, however, is based on an implicit teleological rationale, builds on inaccurate conceptions of biological evolution, downplays human data from non-industrialized cultures, overinterprets results from trained animals, and is enabled by loose terminology that facilitates teleological argumentation. A distinction between quantical (e...
April 29, 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Rafael E Núñez
Humans and other species have biologically endowed abilities for discriminating quantities. A widely accepted view sees such abilities as an evolved capacity specific for number and arithmetic. This view, however, is based on an implicit teleological rationale, builds on inaccurate conceptions of biological evolution, downplays human data from non-industrialized cultures, overinterprets results from trained animals, and is enabled by loose terminology that facilitates teleological argumentation. A distinction between quantical (e...
June 2017: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
L Di Rienzo Businco, A Di Mario, M Tombolini, A Mattei, M Lauriello
OBJECTIVE: A new combined approach to Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) employing new minimally invasive devices is described. STUDY DESIGN: An anatomoclinical classification of ETD was conceived to allow correct categorization of patients and enable comparative studies to be performed. Herein, the authors report on their experience with a consecutive series of obstructive ETD patients treated by balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using AERA (Acclarent, Menlo Park, CA, USA), combined with a quantic molecular resonance (QMR)-mediated rhinopharyngeal tubal ostial mucosa shrinkage technique with a dedicated "Mitto" hand piece (Telea, Sandrigo-Vicenza, Italy)...
October 2017: HNO
Kelly Fleetwood, Rachael McCool, Julie Glanville, Susan C Edwards, Sandro Gsteiger, Monica Daigl, Mark Fisher
BACKGROUND: The antifibrotics pirfenidone and nintedanib are both approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) by regulatory agencies and are recommended by health technology assessment bodies. Other treatments such as N-acetylcysteine are used in clinical practice but have not received regulatory approval. No head-to-head trials have been conducted to directly compare the efficacy of these therapies in IPF. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of treatments for IPF...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Aurélia Caputo, Vicky Merhej, Kalliopi Georgiades, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Olivier Croce, Catherine Robert, Didier Raoult
BACKGROUND: Various methods are currently used to define species and are based on the phylogenetic marker 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence, DNA-DNA hybridization and DNA GC content. However, these are restricted genetic tools and showed significant limitations. RESULTS: In this work, we describe an alternative method to build taxonomy by analyzing the pan-genome composition of different species of the Klebsiella genus. Klebsiella species are Gram-negative bacilli belonging to the large Enterobacteriaceae family...
2015: Biology Direct
Ilaria Giovannacci, Marco Meleti, Elisabetta Merigo, Giovanni Mergoni, Carlo Fornaini, Maddalena Manfredi, Mauro Bonanini, Paolo Vescovi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
Giovannacci Ilaria, Meleti Marco, Merigo Elisabetta, Mergoni Giovanni, Fornaini Carlo, Manfredi Maddalena, Bonanini Mauro, Vescovi Paolo
The aim of this study is to evaluate the possible intraoperative advantages of Nd:YAG laser and quantic molecular resonance (QMR) scalpel in oral soft tissue surgery. One hundred sixty-three interventions were evaluated. Group 1 (G1) included 77 interventions performed with Nd:YAG laser, group 2 (G2) 45 with QMR scalpel, and group 3 (G3) 41 with cold blade. Parameters analyzed were as follows: speed of incision, time of intervention, intraoperative bleeding, number of stitches, patient compliance, and operator comfort...
September 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
I Giovannacci, G Mergoni, M Meleti, E Merigo, C Fornaini, M Manfredi, M Bonanini, P Vescovi
AIM: The aim of this paper was to compare pain, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and need for painkillers during the postoperative course of oral soft tissue surgery performed with neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser, quantic molecular resonance (QMR) scalpel and cold blade. METHODS: One-hundred and sixty-three similar surgical interventions were subclassified as follows: group 1 (G1), 77 cases performed with Nd:YAG laser; group 2 (G2), 45 cases performed with QMR scalpel and group 3 (G3), 41 cases performed with cold blade...
February 2015: Minerva Stomatologica
Satohiro Tajima, Kazuteru Komine
Perception of color varies markedly between individuals because of differential expression of photopigments in retinal cones. However, it has been difficult to quantify the individual cognitive variation in colored scene and to predict its complex impacts on the behaviors. We developed a method for quantifying and visualizing information loss and gain resulting from individual differences in spectral sensitivity based on visual salience. We first modeled the visual salience for color-deficient observers, and found that the predicted losses and gains in local image salience derived from normal and color-blind models were correlated with the subjective judgment of image saliency in psychophysical experiments, i...
March 2015: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Lino Di Rienzo Businco, Andrea Di Rienzo Businco, Luca Ventura, Salvatore Laurino, Maria Lauriello
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) presents as the main and most invasive symptom in the blocking of the nose. This condition is almost always related to hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates. When the medical treatments are found to be insufficient to solve the obstructive symptom of the patient, the quality of life is considerably impaired and it is often necessary to submit the patient to a surgical approach. In the present study we aimed to establish the efficacy and safety of a new technique recently introduced for the shrinkage of hypertrophic turbinates using a specific device, based on a new radiofrequency energy that does not produce thermal mucosal damage, viz...
March 2014: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Paolo Vescovi, Marco Meleti, Elisabetta Merigo, Maddalena Manfredi, Domenico Corradi, Ilaria Giovannacci, Tito Poli, Samir Nammour
Chondromas are benign cartilaginous tumors usually localized within the tubular bones of the extremities. Soft tissue chondromas (STCs) are rare and only few cases have been reported in the oral cavity. The present case documents the exceptional finding of a 12-year-standing STC of the hard palate of a 63-year-old man. The tumor measured approximately 6 cm in its larger size and it was radically excised through the use of a quantic resonance molecular (QRM) lancet. No recurrence was observed during 1-year follow-up...
2014: Case Reports in Medicine
Roberto Broccoletti, Paolo G Arduino, Paolo Vescovi, Giovanni Mergoni, Monica Mattiuzzi, Elisabetta Merigo, Mauro DiLupo, Maddalena Manfredi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized two-center study was to compare quantic molecular resonance scalpel (QMRS) with traditional scalpel (TS) for the surgical treatment of labial mucoceles, in terms of impact on quality of life and postoperative pain (primary outcomes) and postsurgical lip paresthesia and recurrence of the lesion (secondary outcomes). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Eighty-five consecutive patients with labial mucoceles were randomized to receive traditional (46) or QMRS surgery (39) in two Italian University Hospital Centers...
April 2014: Quintessence International
Evgeniy Lebed, Claudia Jacova, Lei Wang, Mirza Faisal Beg
The quantication of cortical surface folding is important in identifying and classifying many neurodegenerative diseases. Much work has been done to identify regional and global brain folding, and in this paper we review some of these methods, as well as propose a new method that has advantages over the existing state of art. Using our novel proposed method, we mapped the local gyrification index on the cortical surface for subjects with mild Alzheimer's dementia (n=20) , very mild dementia (n=23) and age-matched healthy subjects (n=52)...
April 2013: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Fernando Castro-Chavez
In this article, the pattern learned from the classic or conventional rotating circular genetic code is transferred to a 64-grid model. In this non-static representation, the codons for the same amino acid within each quadrant could be exchanged, wobbling or rotating in a quantic way similar to the electrons within an atomic orbit. Represented in this 64-grid format are the three rules of variation encompassing 4, 2, or 1 quadrant, respectively: 1) same position in four quadrants for the essential hydrophobic amino acids that have U at the center, 2) same or contiguous position for the same or related amino acids in two quadrants, and 3) equivalent amino acids within one quadrant...
December 2011: NeuroQuantology: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics
F A Sadjadi, E L Hall
Recognition of three-dimensional objects independent of size, position, and orientation is an important and difficult problem of scene analysis. The use of three-dimensional moment invariants is proposed as a solution. The generalization of the results of two-dimensional moment invariants which had linked two-dimensional moments to binary quantics is done by linking three-dimensional moments to ternary quantics. The existence and number of nth order moments in two and three dimensions is explored. Algebraic invariants of several ternary forms under different orthogonal transformations are derived by using the invariant property of coefficients of ternary forms...
February 1980: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
1. The photochemical theories of vision cannot provide a valid interpretation of the facts over the whole range of brightness. The fact that liminal excitation is increased by the absorption of a very small number of quanta, each absorbing rod receiving a single quantum, excludes the intervention of the mass action law which is the basis of all photochemical theories. 2. Owing to the quantic structure of light and to the random distribution of quanta in a faint light pencil, there must exist numerical relations between the threshold energy on the one hand and the size of the retinal area stimulated and the stimulation time on the other, whatever may be the inner mechanism of liminal excitation...
January 30, 1948: Journal of General Physiology
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