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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226582/towards-holistic-free-living-assessment-in-parkinson-s-disease-unification-of-gait-and-fall-algorithms-with-a-single-accelerometer
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Alan Godfrey, Alan Bourke, Silvia Del Din, Rosie Morris, Aodhan Hickey, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lynn Rochester, Alan Godfrey, Alan Bourke, Silvia Del Din, Rosie Morris, Aodhan Hickey, Jorunn L Helbostad, Lynn Rochester, Silvia Del Din, Rosie Morris, Alan Godfrey, Lynn Rochester, Jorunn L Helbostad, Aodhan Hickey, Alan Bourke
Technological developments have seen the miniaturization of sensors, small enough to be embedded in wearable devices facilitating unobtrusive and longitudinal monitoring in free-living environments. Concurrently, the advances in algorithms have been ad-hoc and fragmented. To advance the mainstream use of wearable technology and improved functionality of algorithms all methodologies must be unified and robustly tested within controlled and free-living conditions. Here we present and unify a (i) gait segmentation and analysis algorithm and (ii) a fall detection algorithm...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222333/immunoprofiling-as-a-predictor-of-patient-s-response-to-cancer-therapy-promises-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Daniel Bethmann, Zipei Feng, Bernard A Fox
Immune cell infiltration is common to many tumors and has been recognized by pathologists for more than 100 years. The application of digital imaging and objective assessment software allowed a concise determination of the type and quantity of immune cells and their location relative to the tumor and, in the case of colon cancer, characterized overall survival better than AJCC TNM staging. Subsequently, expression of PD-L1, by 50% or more tumor cells, identified NSCLC patients with double the response rate to anti-PD-1...
February 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144037/automated-analysis-of-connected-speech-reveals-early-biomarkers-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-patients-with-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behaviour-disorder
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Jan Hlavnička, Roman Čmejla, Tereza Tykalová, Karel Šonka, Evžen Růžička, Jan Rusz
For generations, the evaluation of speech abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD) has been limited to perceptual tests or user-controlled laboratory analysis based upon rather small samples of human vocalizations. Our study introduces a fully automated method that yields significant features related to respiratory deficits, dysphonia, imprecise articulation and dysrhythmia from acoustic microphone data of natural connected speech for predicting early and distinctive patterns of neurodegeneration...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127739/phosphate-equilibration-rate-and-daily-clearance-in-patients-on-capd-ccpd-and-apd
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Rafael Gomez, Jacek Waniewski, Adelaida Zapata, Mauro Pietribiasi, Bengt Lindholm
BACKGROUND: Criteria for how to assess removal rate of inorganic phosphorous (iP) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) and whether iP removal differs between different PD modalities are debated. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 73 prevalent patients on continuous ambulatory PD (n = 16), continuous cyclic PD (n = 8) or automated PD (n = 49) with mean age 54 (range, 18-87) years, 46 males, underwent standard peritoneal equilibration test (PET) and 24-hour collection of dialysate with measurements of iP, urea and creatinine in all samples and bags...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125201/automated-phase-segmentation-for-large-scale-x-ray-diffraction-data-using-a-graph-based-phase-segmentation-gphase-algorithm
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Zheng Xiong, Yinyan He, Jason R Hattrick-Simpers, Jianjun Hu
The creation of composition-processing-structure relationships currently represents a key bottleneck for data analysis for high-throughput experimental (HTE) material studies. Here we propose an automated phase diagram attribution algorithm for HTE data analysis that uses a graph-based segmentation algorithm and Delaunay tessellation to create a crystal phase diagram from high throughput libraries of X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns. We also propose the sample-pair based objective evaluation measures for the phase diagram prediction problem...
February 10, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121523/agreement-between-breast-percentage-density-estimations-from-standard-dose-versus-synthetic-digital-mammograms-results-from-a-large-screening-cohort-using-automated-measures
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Emily F Conant, Brad M Keller, Lauren Pantalone, Aimilia Gastounioti, Elizabeth S McDonald, Despina Kontos
Purpose To evaluate agreement between automated estimates of breast density made from standard-dose versus synthetic digital mammograms in a large cohort of women undergoing screening. Materials and Methods This study received institutional review board approval with waiver of consent. A total of 3668 negative (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System category 1 or 2) digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening examinations consecutively performed over a 4-month period at one institution for which both standard-dose and synthetic mammograms were available for analysis were retrospectively analyzed...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116240/associations-of-hippocampal-subfields-in-the-progression-of-cognitive-decline-related-to-parkinson-s-disease
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Heidi Foo, Elijah Mak, Russell Jude Chander, Aloysius Ng, Wing Lok Au, Yih Yian Sitoh, Louis C S Tan, Nagaendran Kandiah
OBJECTIVE: Hippocampal atrophy has been associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, literature on how hippocampal atrophy affects the pathophysiology of cognitive impairment in PD has been limited. Previous studies assessed the hippocampus as an entire entity instead of their individual subregions. We studied the progression of cognitive status in PD subjects over 18 in relation to hippocampal subfields atrophy. METHODS: 65 PD subjects were included...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088342/nanoparticle-standards-for-immuno-based-quantitation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-oligomers-in-diagnostics-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-other-synucleinopathies
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Yvonne Herrmann, Tuyen Bujnicki, Christian Zafiu, Andreas Kulawik, Katja Kühbach, Luriano Peters, Judith Fabig, Johannes Willbold, Oliver Bannach, Dieter Willbold
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by symptoms such as rigor, tremor and bradykinesia. A reliable and early diagnosis could improve the development of early therapeutic strategies before death of dopaminergic neurons leads to the first clinical symptoms. The sFIDA (surface-based fluorescence intensity distribution analysis) assay is a highly sensitive method to determine the concentration of α-synuclein (α-syn) oligomers which are presumably the major toxic isoform of α-syn and potentially the most direct biomarker for PD...
January 11, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077410/health-policies-on-dialysis-modality-selection-a-nationwide-population-cohort-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Yen-Chung Lin, Chih-Chin Kao, Hsi-Hsien Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Mai-Szu Wu
OBJECTIVES: In Taiwan, peritoneal dialysis (PD) and haemodialysis are fully accessible to patients with end-stage renal disease. However, the usage of PD is considered low in Taiwan. Since 2005, 4 major policies have been implemented by Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, namely a multidisciplinary predialysis care programme and usage increasing the PD incidence as a key performance indicator (KPI) for hospital accreditation, both of which were implemented in 2006; reimbursement of the glucose-free dialysate, icodextrin that was implemented in 2007; and insurance reimbursement for renting automated PD machines that was implemented in 2008...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066919/innovations-in-treatment-delivery-risk-of-peritonitis-and-patient-retention-on-peritoneal-dialysis
#10
Beth Piraino
Early innovations in the delivery of peritoneal dialysis (PD) markedly improved its acceptability and lowered peritonitis rates. The standard osmotic agent was, and continues to be dextrose, an agent that is not ideal as it is readily absorbed. The development of icodextrin-containing dialysis fluid has allowed a long dwell time to provide more effective ultrafiltration. The development of a smaller, more easily used automated cycler, led to an increase in the proportion of patients on the cycler as opposed to CAPD...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059093/expression-of-pd-l1-and-presence-of-cd8-positive-t-cells-in-pre-treatment-specimens-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Emeka K Enwere, Elizabeth N Kornaga, Michelle Dean, Theodora A Koulis, Tien Phan, Maria Kalantarian, Martin Köbel, Prafull Ghatage, Anthony M Magliocco, Susan P Lees-Miller, Corinne M Doll
Several of the cancer immunotherapies under investigation or in clinical use target the programmed death-ligand 1/programmed death-1 (PD-L1/PD-1) signaling axis. PD-L1 expression in tumor samples has been used as a predictive marker for response to these therapeutics, and may also have independent prognostic utility when assessed along with immune cell markers. Our objectives were to assess the expression of PD-L1 in tumor specimens from a uniformly treated patient cohort with locally advanced cervical cancer, and to determine its prognostic significance along with the density of tumor-infiltrating T cells...
January 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046891/we-fg-206-12-enhanced-laws-textures-a-potential-mri-surrogate-marker-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
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B Li, H Yu, H Jara, J Soto, S Anderson
PURPOSE: To compare enhanced Laws texture derived from parametric proton density (PD) maps to other MRI-based surrogate markers (T2, PD, ADC) in assessing degrees of liver fibrosis in a murine model of hepatic fibrosis using 11.7T scanner. METHODS: This animal study was IACUC approved. Fourteen mice were divided into control (n=1) and experimental (n=13). The latter were fed a DDC-supplemented diet to induce hepatic fibrosis. Liver specimens were imaged using an 11...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033679/peritoneal-dialysis-registry-with-2013-survey-report
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Ikuto Masakane, Takeshi Hasegawa, Satoshi Ogata, Naoki Kimata, Shigeru Nakai, Norio Hanafusa, Takayuki Hamano, Kenji Wakai, Atsushi Wada, Kosaku Nitta
Since 2009, the peritoneal dialysis (PD) registry has been carried out as part of the annual nationwide survey conducted by the Statistical Survey Committee of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy with the cooperation of the Japanese Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. In this study, the current status of PD patients is reported on the basis of the results of the survey conducted at the end of 2013. The subjects were PD patients who lived in Japan and participated in the 2013 survey. Descriptive analysis was performed for various items including the current status of the combined use of PD and another dialysis method such as hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF), the method of exchanging dialysate, the use of an automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) machine, and the incidences of peritonitis and catheter exit-site infection...
December 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027505/impairment-of-dynamic-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-patients-with-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-relationship-with-clinical-stage-of-disease
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Gonul Vural, Sadiye Gumusyayla, Hesna Bektas, Orhan Deniz, Murat Alisik, Ozcan Erel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate dynamic thiol-disulphide homeostasis in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and to determine its relationship with the clinical stage as assessed by the modified Hoehn and Yahr scale. DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), diagnosed according to the United Kingdom Brain Bank Criteria for idiopathic PD, and 41 healthy individuals were included in the study. Clinical staging of patients was performed according to the Hoehn and Yahr scale...
February 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011432/challenges-in-quantitative-crystallographic-characterization-of-3d-thin-films-by-acom-tem
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A Kobler, C Kübel
Automated crystal orientation mapping for transmission electron microscopy (ACOM-TEM) has become an easy to use method for the investigation of crystalline materials and complements other TEM methods by adding local crystallographic information over large areas. It fills the gap between high resolution electron microscopy and electron back scatter diffraction in terms of spatial resolution. Recent investigations showed that spot diffraction ACOM-TEM is a quantitative method with respect to sample parameters like grain size, twin density, orientation density and others...
July 5, 2016: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002240/longitudinal-computed-tomography-monitoring-of-pelvic-bones-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-using-automated-bone-subtraction-software
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Marius Horger, Wolfgang Maximilian Thaiss, Benjamin Wiesinger, Hendrik Ditt, Jan Fritz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Christopher Kloth
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to optimize computed tomography (CT) surveillance of skeletal metastases in patients with breast cancer through the use of osseous subtraction maps between baseline and follow-up examinations created by a novel software algorithm. The new postprocessing algorithm segments the original bone followed by image intensity-based rigid alignment creating gray-shaded maps that highlight focal or diffuse loss or increase in bone attenuation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board was obtained for this retrospective data evaluation...
December 20, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965571/increase-of-eeg-spectral-theta-power-indicates-higher-risk-of-the-development-of-severe-cognitive-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease-after-3-years
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Vitalii V Cozac, Menorca Chaturvedi, Florian Hatz, Antonia Meyer, Peter Fuhr, Ute Gschwandtner
Objective: We investigated quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) and clinical parameters as potential risk factors of severe cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease. Methods: We prospectively investigated 37 patients with Parkinson's disease at baseline and follow-up (after 3 years). Patients had no severe cognitive impairment at baseline. We used a summary score of cognitive tests as the outcome at follow-up. At baseline we assessed motor, cognitive, and psychiatric factors; qEEG variables [global relative median power (GRMP) spectra] were obtained by a fully automated processing of high-resolution EEG (256-channels)...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951552/what-is-the-best-dialysis-therapy-for-south-asia-hd-or-pd
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K R N Pavan, S V Subhramanyam, A N Karopadi, K A Sinoj, K S Nayak
BACKGROUND: South Asian countries have a population of 1.7 billion and are classified as low-middle to poor income nations. Their health care systems cannot presently meet the growing need for renal replacement therapy (RRT), provided as haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis (PD). Most patients cannot afford the treatment and quickly default. Furthermore, most of the population is located in rural areas, where there are few treatment centres; therefore, there is a huge gap between those treated and those in need...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936623/automated-strong-cation-exchange-cleanup-to-remove-macromolecular-crowding-agents-for-protein-hydrogen-exchange-mass-spectrometry
#19
Farai I Rusinga, David D Weis
Measuring amide hydrogen exchange (HX) of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) in solutions containing high concentrations of macromolecular crowding agents would give new insights into the structure and dynamics of these proteins under crowded conditions. High concentrations of artificial crowders, required to simulate cellular crowding, introduce overwhelming interferences to mass spectrometry (MS) analysis. We have developed a fully automated, dual-stage online cleanup that uses strong cation-exchange (SCX) followed by reversed-phase desalting to remove Ficoll, a synthetic polymer, for HX-MS analysis of proteins under crowded conditions...
December 23, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936520/factors-effective-on-peritoneal-phosphorus-transport-and-clearance-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients%C3%A2
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Egemen Cebeci, Meltem Gursu, Sami Uzun, Serhat Karadag, Rumeyza Kazancioglu, Savas Ozturk
AIMS: Transport characteristics of phosphorus are different from other small solutes that are evaluated in routine peritoneal equilibration test (PET) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We aimed to evaluate peritoneal phosphorus clearance and permeability, and their relationship with peritoneal membrane transport type and creatinine clearance as well as factors affecting peritoneal phosphorus clearance. METHODS: 70 adult patients on a PD program were included in our study...
February 2017: Clinical Nephrology
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