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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822411/-effect-of-treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-on-chronic-cough-in-children
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C Pang, J Q Liang, Q L Gu
Objective: To understand the effect of treating obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) on chronic cough in children. Methods: A total of 100 consecutive children with OSAHS diagnosed by polysomnography(PSG) and chronic cough were included in this study. All children underwent cough condition assessment, OSA-18 scales and MS-IOS before and after surgery, and all children were followed-up for 3 months. Children were separated into three groups according to the severity of OSAHS. Related parameters like Zr, Rf, R5, R20, X5, X35, Rc, Rp obtained from MS-IOS, OSA-18 scores and cough scores were compared between different groups using paired t-test or Wilcoxon sum test...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822305/an-optimal-control-approach-to-design-entire-relaxation-dispersion-experiments
#2
Thoa T Nguyen, Steffen J Glaser
A general approach is introduced to optimize experiments for the analysis of spin systems in the presence of chemical exchange. Rather than optimizing individual pulse sequence elements, such as refocusing pulses, entire relaxation dispersion sequences are optimized in the form of a single shaped pulse. This is achieved by defining a performance index that is only based on the remaining signal after the relaxation dispersion sequence for a range of exchange, relaxation, offset, and rf inhomogeneity parameters...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822304/a-flow-through-elevated-temperature-and-pressure-nmr-apparatus-for-in-situ-co2-sequestration-studies
#3
Erika L Sesti, Jinlei Cui, Sophia E Hayes, Mark S Conradi
We report an apparatus for in-situ nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of chemical reactions of dissolved (13)CO2 with minerals (rock or powder) under continuous flow. The operating range of the apparatus is 18-150°C and 1-140bar. A flow pump is used to circulate a CO2-water solution, with a heated mixing vessel where CO2 gas equilibrates with a water solution. The NMR probe is built around a strong zirconia ceramic vessel, with o-ring sealed connections; the mineral is contained inside. The horizontal orientation of the zirconia vessels allows use of a radio frequency (rf) solenoid for improved spin sensitivity...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821841/bacterial-foraging-optimization-genetic-algorithm-for-multiple-sequence-alignment-with-multi-objectives
#4
P Manikandan, D Ramyachitra
This research work focus on the multiple sequence alignment, as developing an exact multiple sequence alignment for different protein sequences is a difficult computational task. In this research, a hybrid algorithm named Bacterial Foraging Optimization-Genetic Algorithm (BFO-GA) algorithm is aimed to improve the multi-objectives and carrying out measures of multiple sequence alignment. The proposed algorithm employs multi-objectives such as variable gap penalty minimization, maximization of similarity and non-gap percentage...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821485/simple-evaluation-method-for-cyp3a4-induction-from-human-hepatocytes-the-relative-factor-approach-with-an-induction-detection-limit-concentration-based-on-the-emax-model
#5
Shino Kuramoto, Motohiro Kato, Hidetoshi Shindoh, Akihisa Kaneko, Masaki Ishigai, Seiji Miyauchi
We investigated the robustness and utility of the relative factor (RF) approach based on the Emax model, which was reported by Kaneko, using mRNA induction data of 10 typical CYP3A4 inducers in cryopreserved human hepatocytes. The RF value is designated as the ratio of the induction detection limit concentration (IDLC) for a standard inducer, such as rifampicin (RIF) or phenobarbital (PB), to that for the compound (RFRIF is IDLCRIF/IDLCcpd; RFPB is IDLCPB/IDLCcpd). An important feature of the RF approach is that the profiles of the induction response curves on the logarithmic scale remain unchanged irrespective of inducers but are shifted parallel depending on the EC50 values...
August 18, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817715/longitudinal-sequencing-in-intramuscular-coordination-a-new-hypothesis-of-dynamic-functions-in-the-human-rectus-femoris-muscle
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Christoph von Laßberg, Julia A Schneid, Dominik Graf, Felix Finger, Walter Rapp, Norman Stutzig
The punctum fixum-punctum mobile model has been introduced in previous publications. It describes general principles of intersegmental neuromuscular succession patterns to most efficiently generate specific movement intentions. The general hypothesis of this study is that these principles-if they really do indicate a fundamental basis for efficient movement generation-should also be found in intramuscular coordination and should be indicated by "longitudinal sequencing" between fibers according to the principles of the punctum fixum-punctum mobile model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816676/a-novel-consistent-random-forest-framework-bernoulli-random-forests
#7
Yisen Wang, Shu-Tao Xia, Qingtao Tang, Jia Wu, Xingquan Zhu
Random forests (RFs) are recognized as one type of ensemble learning method and are effective for the most classification and regression tasks. Despite their impressive empirical performance, the theory of RFs has yet been fully proved. Several theoretically guaranteed RF variants have been presented, but their poor practical performance has been criticized. In this paper, a novel RF framework is proposed, named Bernoulli RFs (BRFs), with the aim of solving the RF dilemma between theoretical consistency and empirical performance...
August 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814366/porphyromonas-gingivalis-and-igg1-and-igg2-subclass-antibodies-in-patients-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#8
Consuelo Romero-Sánchez, Clara Malagón, Camilo Vargas, María Fernanda Torres, Lorena Chila Moreno, Constanza Rodríguez, Diana Marcela Castillo, Juliette De Avila, Ángela Catalina Mosquera, Gloria Inés Lafaurie
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the periodontal status and the presence and concentration of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass against P. gingivalis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and its association with rheumatic clinical activity parameters. METHODS: Rheumatologic conditions and periodontal status were clinically assessed in 51 patients with JIA. P. gingivalis, IgG1 and IgG2, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, rheumatoid factor (RF), anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs), and human leukocyte antigen B27 were also evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813485/magnetic-lenz-lenses-improve-the-limit-of-detection-in-nuclear-magnetic-resonance
#9
Nils Spengler, Peter T While, Markus V Meissner, Ulrike Wallrabe, Jan G Korvink
A high NMR detection sensitivity is indispensable when dealing with mass and volume-limited samples, or whenever a high spatial resolution is required. The use of miniaturised RF coils is a proven way to increase sensitivity, but situations may arise where space restrictions could prevent the use of a small resonant coil, e.g., in the interior of the smallest practicable micro-coils. We present the use of magnetic lenses, denoted as Lenz lenses due to their working principle, to focus the magnetic flux of an RF coil into a smaller volume and thereby locally enhance the sensitivity of the NMR experiment-at the expense of the total sensitive volume...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
#10
Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812877/scru2b3-and-sc2rub6-borides-featuring-a-2d-infinite-boron-clustering
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Leonid P Salamakha, Oksana Sologub, Berthold Stöger, Peter Franz Rogl, Monika Waas, Volodymyr B Kapustianyk, Ernst Bauer
Two borides, ScRu2B3 and Sc2RuB6, were obtained by argon-arc melting of the elements followed by annealing at 800 °C. ScRu2B3 exhibits a new structure type with the space group Cmcm (a = 3.0195(2) Å, b = 15.4056(8) Å, c = 5.4492(3) Å; single crystal X-ray data; RF(2) = 0.0105). Sc2RuB6 adopts the Y2ReB6-type structure (space group Pbam; a = 8.8545(2) Å, b = 11.1620(3) Å, c = 3.4760(1) Å; single crystal X-ray data; RF(2) = 0.0185). ScRu2B3 displays an unusual intergrowth of CeCo3B2- and AlB2-related slabs; a striking feature is a boat configuration of puckered boron hexagons within infinite graphite like boron layers (6(3) nets)...
August 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812168/a-wireless-pressure-sensor-for-continuous%C3%A2-monitoring-of-intraocular-pressure-in-conscious-animals
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Simon A Bello, Christopher L Passaglia
An important aspect of eye health in humans and animal models of human diseases is intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP is typically measured by hand with a tonometer, so data are sparse and sporadic and round-the-clock variations are not well characterized. Here we present a novel system for continuous wireless IOP and temperature measurement in small animals. The system consists of a cannula implanted in the anterior chamber of the eye connected to pressure sensing electronics that can be worn by rats or implanted in larger mammals...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811508/discrimination-of-plant-root-zone-water-status-in-greenhouse-production-based-on-phenotyping-and-machine-learning-techniques
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Doudou Guo, Jiaxiang Juan, Liying Chang, Jingjin Zhang, Danfeng Huang
Plant-based sensing on water stress can provide sensitive and direct reference for precision irrigation system in greenhouse. However, plant information acquisition, interpretation, and systematical application remain insufficient. This study developed a discrimination method for plant root zone water status in greenhouse by integrating phenotyping and machine learning techniques. Pakchoi plants were used and treated by three root zone moisture levels, 40%, 60%, and 80% relative water content. Three classification models, Random Forest (RF), Neural Network (NN), and Support Vector Machine (SVM) were developed and validated in different scenarios with overall accuracy over 90% for all...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810827/validation-of-%C3%AE-lactam-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-predictions-for-pneumococcal-isolates-with-newly-encountered-penicillin-binding-protein-pbp-sequences
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Yuan Li, Benjamin J Metcalf, Sopio Chochua, Zhongya Li, Robert E Gertz, Hollis Walker, Paulina A Hawkins, Theresa Tran, Lesley McGee, Bernard W Beall
BACKGROUND: Genomic sequence-based deduction of antibiotic minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) has great potential to enhance the speed and sensitivity of antimicrobial susceptibility testing. We previously developed a penicillin-binding protein (PBP) typing system and two methods (Random Forest (RF) and Mode MIC (MM)) that accurately predicted β-lactam MICs for pneumococcal isolates carrying a characterized PBP sequence type (phenotypic β-lactam MICs known for at least one isolate of this PBP type)...
August 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
#15
Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810521/cropping-systems-affect-paddy-soil-organic-carbon-and-total-nitrogen-stocks-in-rice-garlic-and-rice-fava-systems-in-temperate-region-of-southern-china
#16
Tao Zhang, Anqiang Chen, Jian Liu, Hongbin Liu, Baokun Lei, Limei Zhai, Dan Zhang, Hongyuan Wang
The accumulation of soil organic carbon (SOC) in agricultural soils is critical to food security and climate change. However, there is still limited information on the dynamic trend of SOC sequestration following changes in cropping systems. Paddy soils, typical of temperate region of southern China, have a large potential for carbon (C) sequestration and nitrogen (N) fixation. It is of great importance to study the impacts of changes in cropping systems on stocks of SOC and total nitrogen (TN) in paddy soils...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810261/comparative-evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-surgery-for-essential-tremor
#17
Minsoo Kim, Na Young Jung, Chang Kyu Park, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for patients with drug-resistant essential tremor (ET) are limited. Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is an emerging technique to treat refractory ET. OBJECTIVES: To present MRgFUS as an alternative to radiofrequency (RF) thalamotomy or deep brain stimulation (DBS) for ET treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 59 patients who underwent unilateral surgery for drug-resistant ET...
August 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810124/ferroelectric-phase-transition-induced-a-large-fmr-tuning-in-self-assembled-batio3-y3fe5o12-multiferroic-composites
#18
Guohua Dong, Ziyao Zhou, Xu Xue, Yijun Zhang, Bin Peng, Mengmeng Guan, Shishun Zhao, Zhongqiang Hu, Wei Ren, Zuo-Guang Ye, Ming Liu
Yttrium iron garnet (YIG) is of great importance in RF/microwave devices for its low loss, low intrinsic damping and high permeability. Nevertheless, tuning of YIG based multiferroics is still a challenge due to its near zero magnetostriction and the difficulty of building epitaxial interface between ferromagnetic garnet and ferroelectric perovskite phases. In this work, the vertical aligned heterostructure of YIG:BTO/STO(001) with local epitaxial interface between BTO and YIG is well-constructed, where the single crystal BTO pillars are embedded in YIG matrix...
August 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809890/tunable-photonic-radiofrequency-filter-with-complementary-bandpass-and-bandstop-responses
#19
Peixuan Li, Wei Pan, Xihua Zou, Lianshan Yan, Yan Pan
A photonic radiofrequency (RF) filter with two complementary bandpass and bandstop responses that is capable of simultaneously providing a single transmission channel at one port and a notch rejection channel at the other port is proposed. An integrated polarization division-multiplexing Mach-Zehnder modulator and the in-fiber stimulated Brillouin scattering effect are used to control the amplitudes and phases of the RF modulation sidebands along two orthogonal states of polarization to generate two complementary bandpass and bandstop responses at two output ports, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808387/new-apigenin-glycoside-polyphenolic-constituents-anti-inflammatory-and-hepatoprotective-activities-of-gaillardia-grandiflora-and-gaillardia-pulchella-aerial-parts
#20
Fatma A Moharram, Rabab Abd El Moneim El Dib, Mohamed S Marzouk, Siham M El-Shenawy, Haitham A Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Gaillardia grandiflora Hort. ex Van Houte and Gaillardia pulchella Foug are flowering plants widely cultivated in Egypt for their ornamental value. Previous reports demonstrated that sesquiterpene derivatives represent the major compounds in both species. Moreover, only few flavones were identified from genus Gaillardia and few studies on the cytotoxicity of G. pulchella were found. AIM OF THE STUDY: Investigation of the phenolic constituents of the aerial parts of both species and evaluation of their anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective activities...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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