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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353408/clinical-applications-of-dynamic-ct-angiography-for-intracranial-lesions
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Saksham Gupta, Wenya Linda Bi, Srinivasan Mukundan, Ossama Al-Mefty, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Dynamic CT angiography (dCTA) augments traditional CTA with temporal resolution and has been demonstrated to influence operative planning in skull base surgery. METHODS: Three hundred twenty-five dynamic CTA cases from a single institution were reviewed for indication of study, findings, and comparison to other modalities of imaging. RESULTS: The most frequent application of dCTA was pre-operative surgical planning (59.4%); resection of skull base tumors represented the majority of these pre-operative studies (93...
January 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353373/disturbance-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-mediated-long-term-depression-mglu-ltd-of-excitatory-synaptic-transmission-in-the-rat-hippocampus-after-prenatal-immune-challenge
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Mélanie Cavalier, Azza Ben Sedrine, Lea Thevenet, Nadine Crouzin, Janique Guiramand, Marie-Céleste de Jésus Ferreira, Catherine Cohen-Solal, Gérard Barbanel, Michel Vignes
Maternal immune challenge has proved to induce moderate to severe behavioral disabilities in the offspring. Cognitive/behavioral deficits are supported by changes in synaptic plasticity in different brain areas. We have reported previously that prenatal exposure to bacterial LPS could induce inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) in the CA1 area of the juvenile/adult male offspring associated with spatial learning inabilities. Nevertheless, deficits in plasticity could be observed at earlier stages as shown by the early loss of long-term depression (LTD) in immature animals...
January 20, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353360/in-situ-monitoring-of-the-sinos-river-southern-brazil-water-quality-parameters-biomarkers-and-metal-bioaccumulation-in-fish
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Thaís Dalzochio, Gabriela Zimmermann Prado Rodrigues, Leonardo Airton Ressel Simões, Mateus Santos de Souza, Ismael Evandro Petry, Natália Bordin Andriguetti, Gláucia Joselaine Herbert Silva, Luciano Basso da Silva, Günther Gehlen
The Sinos River is an important water supply in Southern Brazil and receives industrial, agricultural, and domestic effluents which may affect aquatic biota. Water physicochemical and microbiological analyses, biomarker responses (scaled mass index (SMI), gill histopathology, and micronucleus and nuclear abnormality (MN and NA) frequencies), and metal bioaccumulation in muscle were assessed in the fish species Bryconamericus iheringii (Characidae) captured at three sampling sites (S1, S2, and S3) in four sampling periods...
January 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353330/leveraging-variable-sensor-spatial-acuity-with-a-homogeneous-multi-scale-place-recognition-framework
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Adam Jacobson, Zetao Chen, Michael Milford
Most robot navigation systems perform place recognition using a single-sensor modality and one, or at most two heterogeneous map scales. In contrast, mammals perform navigation by combining sensing from a wide variety of modalities including vision, auditory, olfactory and tactile senses with a multi-scale, homogeneous neural map of the environment. In this paper, we develop a multi-scale, multi-sensor system for mapping and place recognition that combines spatial localization hypotheses at different spatial scales from multiple different sensors to calculate an overall place recognition estimate...
January 20, 2018: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353296/the-urban-environment-of-alcohol-a-study-on-the-availability-promotion-and-visibility-of-its-use-in-the-neighborhoods-of-barcelona
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Joan R Villalbí, Albert Espelt, Xisca Sureda, Marina Bosque-Prous, Ester Teixidó-Compañó, Susanna Puigcorbé, Manuel Franco, M Teresa Brugal
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes the presence of alcohol in the public space, assessing establishments that offer it, its advertising, and signs of consumption, as factors that may influence its consumption. METHOD: Descriptive observational study based on cluster sampling with two-step selection. Results are described, and the spatial association between variables is assessed. RESULTS: In the 20 census tracts studied, 306 premises were identified that offered alcoholic beverages: 204 were on-premises and 102 were off-premises, mainly supermarkets and food retail stores...
January 15, 2018: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353183/automatic-bad-channel-detection-in-intracranial-electroencephalographic-recordings-using-ensemble-machine-learning
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Viateur Tuyisenge, Lena Trebaul, Manik Bhattacharjee, Blandine Chanteloup-Forêt, Carole Saubat-Guigui, Ioana Mîndruţă, Sylvain Rheims, Louis Maillard, Philippe Kahane, Delphine Taussig, Olivier David
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial electroencephalographic (iEEG) recordings contain "bad channels", which show non-neuronal signals. Here, we developed a new method that automatically detects iEEG bad channels using machine learning of seven signal features. METHODS: The features quantified signals' variance, spatial-temporal correlation and nonlinear properties. Because the number of bad channels is usually much lower than the number of good channels, we implemented an ensemble bagging classifier known to be optimal in terms of stability and predictive accuracy for datasets with imbalanced class distributions...
December 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353158/quantification-of-light-induced-minisog-superoxide-production-using-the-selective-marker-2-hydroxyethidium
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Miriam E Barnett, Timothy M Baran, Thomas H Foster, Andrew P Wojtovich
Genetically-encoded photosensitizers produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) in response to light. Transgenic expression of fusion proteins can target the photosensitizers to specific cell regions and permit the spatial and temporal control of ROS production. These ROS-generating proteins (RGPs) are widely used for cell ablation, mutagenesis and chromophore-assisted light inactivation of target proteins. However, the species produced by RGPs are unclear due to indirect measures with confounding interpretations...
January 17, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353139/effects-of-lighting-illuminance-levels-on-stair-negotiation-performance-in-individuals-with-visual-impairment
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Aliah F Shaheen, Alexandros Sourlas, Khim Horton, Christopher McLean, David Ewins, David Gould, Salim Ghoussayni
BACKGROUND: Stair-related falls of older people cause a substantial financial and social burden. Deterioration of the visual system amongst other factors put older people at a high risk of falling. Improved lighting is often recommended. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lighting illuminance on stair negotiation performance in older individuals with visual impairment. METHODS: Eleven participants aged 60 or over with a vision of 6/18 or worse ascended and descended a staircase under: 50 lx, 100 lx, 200 lx, 300 lx and distributed 200 lx lighting...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353124/projecting-environmental-suitable-areas-for-malaria-transmission-in-china-under-climate-change-scenarios
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Samuel Hundessa, Shanshan Li, De Li Liu, Jinpeng Guo, Yuming Guo, Wenyi Zhang, Gail Williams
INTRODUCTION: The proportion of imported malaria cases in China has increased over recent years, and has presented challenges for the malaria elimination program in China. However, little is known about the geographic distribution and environmental suitability for malaria transmission under projected climate change scenarios. METHODS: Using the MaxEnt model based on malaria presence-only records, we produced environmental suitability maps and examined the relative contribution of topographic, demographic, and environmental risk factors for P...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353069/lanthanum-chloride-impairs-memory-in-rats-by-disturbing-the-glutamate-glutamine-cycle-and-over-activating-nmda-receptors
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Xiaoyu Hu, Jinghua Yang, Yaling Sun, Xiang Gao, Lijin Zhang, Yingqi Li, Miao Yu, Shiyu Liu, Xiaobo Lu, Cuihong Jin, Shengwen Wu, Yuan Cai
Studies have reported that lanthanum chloride (LaCl3) can across the blood-brain barrier, accumulate in the brain and affect the spatial learning and memory abilities. However, the potential mechanism that LaCl3-induced neurotoxic effects has not yet been defined. Glutamate (Glu) is a vital excitatory neurotransmitter, and the excessive Glu accumulation in extracellular space can induce excitatory neurotoxicity. This study was designed to research the influence of LaCl3 on the spatial learning and memory abilities of rats and to discuss the possible mechanism underlying this effect regarding the extracellular Glu concentration, the Glu-glutamine (Gln) cycle and the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors...
January 15, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353055/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-signaling-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-modulates-cued-fear-learning-but-not-spatial-working-memory-in-female-rats
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Adam J Kirry, Matthew R Herbst, Sarah E Poirier, Michelle M Maskeri, Amy C Rothwell, Robert C Twining, Marieke R Gilmartin
A genetic polymorphism within the gene encoding the pituitary adenylate-cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) receptor type I (PAC1R) has recently been associated with hyper-reactivity to threat-related cues in women, but not men, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PACAP is a highly conserved peptide, whose role in mediating adaptive physiological stress responses is well established. Far less is understood about the contribution of PACAP signaling in emotional learning and memory, particularly the encoding of fear to discrete cues...
January 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353053/conditional-inactivation-of-npy1r-gene-in-mice-induces-behavioural-inflexibility-and-orbitofrontal-cortex-hyperactivity-that-are-reversed-by-escitalopram
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Angela Longo, Melissa Fadda, Claudio Brasso, Paolo Mele, Paola Palanza, Ishira Nanavaty, Ilaria Bertocchi, Alessandra Oberto, Carola Eva
Cognitive flexibility is the ability to rapidly adapt established patterns of behaviour in the face of changing circumstance and depends critically on the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). Impaired flexibility also results from altered serotonin transmission in the OFC. The Y1 (Y1R) and Y5 (Y5R) receptors for neuropeptide Y (NPY) colocalize in several brain regions and have overlapping functions in regulating cognition and emotional behaviour. The targeted disruption of gene encoding Y1R (Npy1r gene) in Y5R containing neurons (Npy1rY5R-/- mice) increases anxiety-like behaviour and spatial reference memory...
January 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352990/low-socioeconomic-condition-and-the-risk-of-dengue-fever-a-direct-relationship
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Elaine Cristina Farinelli, Oswaldo Santos Baquero, Celso Stephan, Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto
This study aimed to characterize the first dengue fever epidemic in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, and its spatial and spatio-temporal distribution in order to assess the association of socioeconomic factors with dengue occurrence. We used autochthonous dengue cases confirmed in a 2007 epidemic, the first reported in the city, available in the Information System on Diseases of Compulsory Declaration database. These cases where geocoded by address. We identified spatial and spatio-temporal clusters of high- and low-risk dengue areas using scan statistics...
January 15, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352679/inter-sexual-habitat-and-isotopic-niche-segregation-of-the-endangered-monteiro-s-storm-petrel-during-breeding
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V H Paiva, J A Ramos, C Nava, V Neves, J Bried, M Magalhães
At-sea distribution and trophic ecology of small seabird species (i.e.<100 g) is far less known when compared to their larger relatives. We studied the habitat use (spatial ecology) and isotopic niches (trophic ecology) of the endangered Monteiro's storm-petrel Hydrobates monteiroi during the incubation and chick-rearing periods of 2013. There was a sexual foraging segregation of Monteiro's storm-petrels during the breeding period (tracking data) but also during the non-breeding stage (stable isotope analysis)...
December 30, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352627/indications-and-limits-of-stereoelectroencephalography-seeg
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Lorella Minotti, Alexandra Montavont, Julia Scholly, Louise Tyvaert, Delphine Taussig
Epilepsy surgery is now an accepted treatment to achieve seizure control in carefully selected patients, both children and adults, suffering from drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Although surgical strategies can often be defined on the basis of non-invasive diagnostic procedures, and despite the recent advances in this field, an increasing number of more complex cases requires invasive EEG (iEEG) to provide precise information on the localization of the epileptogenic zone (EZ), its relationships with eloquent cortex (EC), and the feasibility of a tailored surgical resection...
January 15, 2018: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352498/autofocusing-based-phase-correction
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Alexander Loktyushin, Philipp Ehses, Bernhard Schölkopf, Klaus Scheffler
PURPOSE: Phase artifacts due to B0 inhomogeneity can severely degrade the quality of MR images. The artifacts are particularly prominent in long-TE scans and usually appear as ghosting and blur. We propose a retrospective phase correction method based on autofocusing. The proposed method uses raw data acquired with standard imaging sequences, and does not rely on navigators or external measures of field inhomogeneity. METHODS: We formulate and solve the optimization problem, where we seek the latent phase offsets that are associated with an optimal value of the image quality measure that is evaluated in the spatial domain...
January 19, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352480/temporal-heterogeneity-increases-with-spatial-heterogeneity-in-ecological-communities
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Scott L Collins, Meghan L Avolio, Corinna Gries, Lauren M Hallett, Sally E Koerner, Kimberly J La Pierre, Andrew L Rypel, Eric R Sokol, Samuel B Fey, Dan F B Flynn, Sydney K Jones, Laura M Ladwig, Julie Ripplinger, Matt B Jones
Heterogeneity is increasingly recognized as a foundational characteristic of ecological systems. Under global change, understanding temporal community heterogeneity is necessary for predicting the stability of ecosystem functions and services. Indeed, spatial heterogeneity is commonly used in alternative stable state theory as a predictor of temporal heterogeneity and therefore an early indicator of regime shifts. To evaluate whether spatial heterogeneity in species composition is predictive of temporal heterogeneity in ecological communities, we analyzed 68 community datasets spanning freshwater and terrestrial systems where measures of species abundance were replicated over space and time...
January 20, 2018: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352433/development-and-clinical-application-of-vertebral-metrics-using-a-stereo-vision-system-to-assess-the-spine
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Ana Teresa Gabriel, Cláudia Quaresma, Mário Forjaz Secca, Pedro Vieira
The biomechanical changes in the spinal column are considered to be the main responsible for rachialgia. Although radiological techniques use ionizing radiation, they are the most applied tools to assess the biomechanics of the spine. To face this problem, non-invasive techniques must be developed. Vertebral Metrics is an ionizing radiation-free instrument designed to detect the 3D position of each vertebrae in a standing position. Using a stereo vision system combined with low intensity UV light, recognition is achieved with software capable of distinguishing fluorescent marks...
January 20, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352390/a-spatial-registration-toolbox-for-structural-mr-imaging-of-the-aging-brain
#19
Marco Ganzetti, Quanying Liu, Dante Mantini
During aging the brain undergoes a series of structural changes, in size, shape as well as tissue composition. In particular, cortical atrophy and ventricular enlargement are often present in the brain of elderly individuals. This poses serious challenges in the spatial registration of structural MR images. In this study, we addressed this open issue by proposing an enhanced framework for MR registration and segmentation. Our solution was compared with other approaches based on the tools available in SPM12, a widely used software package...
January 19, 2018: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352372/improving-pet-quantification-of-small-animal-68ga-dota-labeled-pet-ct-studies-by-using-a-ct-based-positron-range-correction
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Jacobo Cal-Gonzalez, Juan José Vaquero, Joaquín L Herraiz, Mailyn Pérez-Liva, María Luisa Soto-Montenegro, Santiago Peña-Zalbidea, Manuel Desco, José Manuel Udías
PURPOSE: Image quality of positron emission tomography (PET) tracers that emits high-energy positrons, such as Ga-68, Rb-82, or I-124, is significantly affected by positron range (PR) effects. PR effects are especially important in small animal PET studies, since they can limit spatial resolution and quantitative accuracy of the images. Since generators accessibility has made Ga-68 tracers wide available, the aim of this study is to show how the quantitative results of [68Ga]DOTA-labeled PET/X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging of neuroendocrine tumors in mice can be improved using positron range correction (PRC)...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
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