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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102450/hidden-blood-loss-and-the-influential-factors-after-percutaneous-kyphoplasty-surgery
#1
Yao-Sen Wu, Hui Zhang, Wen-Hao Zheng, Zhen-Hua Feng, Ze-Xin Chen, Yan Lin
PURPOSE: Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). It is generally considered that there is little blood loss during the surgery. However, a significant perioperative hidden blood loss (HBL) is neglected. This study was to examine the amount of HBL and determine the influential factors during PKP. METHODS: From January 2015 to January 2016, 115 patients with OVCFs who were scheduled to have a PKP were enrolled in this study...
January 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102095/significance-of-the-ionized-calcium-measurement-to-assess-calcium-status-in-osteopenic-osteoporosis-postmenopausal-outpatients
#2
Letizia Guiducci, Silvia Maffei, Laura Sabatino, Luc Zyw, Debora Battaglia, Alessandro Vannucci, Pietro Di Cecco, Cristina Vassalle
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of calcium status is important in the osteoporotic risk assessment. Although guidelines indicate total calcium (tCa) as first-line measurement, directly measured ionized calcium (m-iCa), considered as the gold standard, is more and more often required. Aim of this study is to evaluate the agreement between m-iCa, tCa and iCa calculated from a formula based on total calcium and albumin (c-iCa) in osteopenic/osteoporotic postmenopausal outpatients. METHODS: A total of 140 postmenopausal outpatients, 41 osteopenic (OPN) and 99 osteoporotic (OP) were enrolled...
January 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101902/global-exploration-of-isomers-and-isomerization-channels-on-the-quantum-chemical-potential-energy-surface-of-h3-cno3
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Koichi Ohno, Naoki Kishimoto, Takeaki Iwamoto, Hiroko Satoh
Global exploration of isomers and isomerization channels on the quantum chemical potential energy surface (PES) is performed for H3 CNO3 using the Scaled Hypersphere Search-Anharmonic Downward Distortion Following (SHS-ADDF) method. The molecular formula of H3 CNO3 includes functional groups of CH3 , OH, NH2 , COOH, NO, NO2 , and NO3 , which are very important in connection with amino acids and NOx. Geometrical structures and interconversion pathways are disclosed after 18719781 force calculations and 534726 Hessian calculations at the level of B3LYP/6-31G(d)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101760/a-cad-of-fully-automated-colonic-polyp-detection-for-contrasted-and-non-contrasted-ct-scans
#4
Gökalp Tulum, Bülent Bolat, Onur Osman
PURPOSE: Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems are developed to help radiologists detect colonic polyps over CT scans. It is possible to reduce the detection time and increase the detection accuracy rates by using CAD systems. In this paper, we aimed to develop a fully integrated CAD system for automated detection of polyps that yields a high polyp detection rate with a reasonable number of false positives. METHODS: The proposed CAD system is a multistage implementation whose main components are: automatic colon segmentation, candidate detection, feature extraction and classification...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101364/hemodynamic-effects-of-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-the-prophylaxis-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-for-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-randomized-trial
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Masahiro Ojima, Ryosuke Takegawa, Tomoya Hirose, Mitsuo Ohnishi, Tadahiko Shiozaki, Takeshi Shimazu
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a major complication in critical care. There are various methods of prophylaxis, but none of them fully prevent DVT, and each method has adverse effects. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) could be a new effective approach to prevent DVT in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We hypothesized that EMS increases the venous flow of the lower limbs and has a prophylactic effect against the formation of DVT. METHODS: This study included 26 patients admitted to a single ICU...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099476/whole-body-counter-evaluation-of-internal-radioactive-cesium-in-dogs-and-cats-exposed-to-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster
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Seiichi Wada, Nobuhiko Ito, Masamichi Watanabe, Takehiko Kakizaki, Masahiro Natsuhori, Jun Kawamata, Yoshio Urayama
As a result of the 2011 nuclear incident that occurred at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, a large number of abandoned dogs and cats were left within the disaster zone. A small number of these animals were rescued and cared for at shelters. Prior to the dispersal of these animals to their owners or fosterers, we evaluated the degree of internal radiocesium contamination using a specially designed whole-body counter. We conducted 863 non-invasive measurements of gamma rays due to internal radioactive cesium for 68 dogs and 120 cats at one shelter...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099015/intersystem-crossing-rates-of-isolated-fullerenes-theoretical-calculations
#7
Yuxiu Liu, Min-Song Lin, Yi Zhao
In our work, electronic structure calculations (reorganization energy, driving force and spin orbit coupling) and a rate theory (Marcus formula) are employed to quantitatively predict the ISC rates of isolated fullerenes Cn (n=60~110). It is found that the driving force involving the energies of excited singlet states and triplet states is not an only factor to predict the ISC rates. For instance, although C80, C82 and C110 have the favorable driving force, the ISC rates are close to zero because of small spin obit couplings, whereas small ISC rate of C96 and C100 results from quite small reorganization energies...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098829/rapid-transfer-alignment-of-mems-sins-based-on-adaptive-incremental-kalman-filter
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Hairong Chu, Tingting Sun, Baiqiang Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Yang Chen
In airborne MEMS SINS transfer alignment, the error of MEMS IMU is highly environment-dependent and the parameters of the system model are also uncertain, which may lead to large error and bad convergence of the Kalman filter. In order to solve this problem, an improved adaptive incremental Kalman filter (AIKF) algorithm is proposed. First, the model of SINS transfer alignment is defined based on the "Velocity and Attitude" matching method. Then the detailed algorithm progress of AIKF and its recurrence formulas are presented...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098321/the-shortest-th-th-distance-from-a-new-type-of-quadruple-bond
#9
Han-Shi Hu, Nikolas Kaltsoyannis
Compounds featuring unsupported metal-metal bonds between actinide elements remain highly sought after yet confined experimentally to inert gas matrix studies. Notwithstanding this paucity, actinide-actinide bonding has been the subject of extensive computational research. In this contribution, high level quantum chemical calculations at both the scalar and spin-orbit levels are used to probe the Th-Th bonding in a range of zero valent systems of general formula LThThL. Several of these compounds have very short Th-Th bonds arising from a new type of Th-Th quadruple bond with a previously unreported electronic configuration featuring two unpaired electrons in 6d-based δ bonding orbitals...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098212/different-volumetric-measurement-methods-for-pituitary-adenomas-and-their-crucial-clinical-significance
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Chi-Cheng Chuang, Shinn-Yn Lin, Ping-Ching Pai, Jiun-Lin Yan, Cheng-Hong Toh, Shih-Tseng Lee, Kuo-Chen Wei, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Chung-Ming Chen, Yu-Chi Wang, Cheng-Chi Lee
Confirming the status of residual tumors is crucial. In stationary or spontaneous regression cases, early treatments are inappropriate. The long-used geometric calculation formula is 1/2 (length × width × height). However, it yields only rough estimates and is particularly unreliable for irregularly shaped masses. In our study, we attempted to propose a more accurate method. Between 2004 and 2014, 94 patients with pituitary tumors were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent transsphenoidal surgery and received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095795/intrathecal-magnesium-sulfate-does-not-reduce-the-ed50-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-for-cesarean-delivery-in-healthy-parturients-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-dose-response-trial-using-the-sequential-allocation-method
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Fei Xiao, Wenping Xu, Ying Feng, Feng Fu, Xiaomin Zhang, Yinfa Zhang, Lizhong Wang, Xinzhong Chen
BACKGROUND: Addition of intrathecal magnesium sulfate to local anesthetics has been reported to potentiate spinal anesthesia and prolong analgesia in parturients. The current study was to determine whether intrathecal magnesium sulfate would reduce the dose of hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and sufentanil for cesarean delivery. METHODS: Sixty healthy parturients undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with 0...
January 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095203/avoiding-optimal-mean-%C3%A2-2-1-norm-maximization-based-robust-pca-for-reconstruction
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Minnan Luo, Feiping Nie, Xiaojun Chang, Yi Yang, Alexander G Hauptmann, Qinghua Zhang
Robust principal component analysis (PCA) is one of the most important dimension-reduction techniques for handling high-dimensional data with outliers. However, most of the existing robust PCA presupposes that the mean of the data is zero and incorrectly utilizes the average of data as the optimal mean of robust PCA. In fact, this assumption holds only for the squared [Formula: see text]-norm-based traditional PCA. In this letter, we equivalently reformulate the objective of conventional PCA and learn the optimal projection directions by maximizing the sum of projected difference between each pair of instances based on [Formula: see text]-norm...
January 17, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092632/the-tilt-dependent-potential-of-mean-force-of-a-pair-of-dna-oligomers-from-all-atom-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Ruggero Cortini, Xiaolin Cheng, Jeremy C Smith
Electrostatic interactions between DNA molecules have been extensively studied experimentally and theoretically, but several aspects (e.g. its role in determining the pitch of the cholesteric DNA phase) still remain unclear. Here, we performed large-scale all-atom molecular dynamics simulations in explicit water and 150 mM sodium chloride, to reconstruct the potential of mean force (PMF) of two DNA oligomers 24 base pairs long as a function of their interaxial angle and intermolecular distance. We find that the potential of mean force is dominated by total DNA charge, and not by the helical geometry of its charged groups...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092516/single-camera-based-method-for-step-length-symmetry-measurement-in-unconstrained-elderly-home-monitoring
#14
Xi Cai, Guang Han, Xin Song, Jinkuan Wang
OBJECTIVE: Single-camera-based gait monitoring is unobtrusive, inexpensive and easy-to-use to monitor daily gait of seniors in their homes. However, most studies require subjects to walk perpendicularly to camera's optical axis or along some specified routes, which limits its application in elderly home monitoring. To build unconstrained monitoring environments, we propose a method to measure step length symmetry ratio (a useful gait parameter representing gait symmetry without significant relationship with age) from unconstrained straight walking using a single camera, without strict restrictions on walking directions or routes...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090811/antibacterial-combination-therapy-using-co-3-cu-2-zn-2-and-pd-2-complexes-their-calf-thymus-dna-binding-studies
#15
Fatemeh Khosravi, Hassan Mansouri-Torshizi
Four Co(III)-, Cu(II)-, Zn(II)- and Pd(II)- based potent antibacterial complexes of formula K3[Co(ox)3].3H2O (I), [Cu(bpy)2Cl]Cl.5H2O (II), [Zn(bpy)3]Cl2 (III) and [Pd(bpy)2](NO3)2 (IV) (where ox is oxalate and bpy is 2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized. They were characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements, UV-Vis, FT-IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectra. These metal complexes were ordered in three combination series of I+II, I+II+III and I+II+III+IV. Antibacterial activity was tested for each of these four metal complexes and their combinations against gram positive and gram negative bacteria...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090435/-13-c-metabolomics-nmr-and-iroa-for-unknown-identification
#16
Chaevien S Clendinen, Gregory S Stupp, Bing Wang, Timothy J Garrett, Arthur S Edison
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Isotopic Ratio Outlier Analysis (IROA) is an untargeted metabolomics method that uses stable isotopic labeling and LC-HRMS for identification and relative quantification of metabolites in a biological sample under varying experimental conditions. OBJECTIVE: We demonstrate a method using high-sensitivity (13)C NMR to identify an unknown metabolite isolated from fractionated material from an IROA LC-HRMS experiment. METHODS: IROA samples from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans were fractionated using LC-HRMS using 5 repeated injections and collecting 30 sec fractions...
August 2016: Current Metabolomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089399/a-mass-balance-model-to-estimate-the-rate-of-composting-methane-oxidation-and-anaerobic-digestion-in-soil-covers-and-shallow-waste-layers
#17
Reza Rafiee, Lizanne Obersky, Sihuang Xie, William P Clarke
Although CH4 oxidation in landfill soil covers is widely studied, the extent of composting and CH4 oxidation in underlying waste layers has been speculated but not measured. The objective of this study was to develop and validate a mass balance model to estimate the simultaneous rates of anaerobic digestion (rAD), CH4 oxidation (rOX) and composting (rCOM) in environments where O2 penetration is variable and zones of aerobic and anaerobic activity are intermingled. The modelled domain could include, as an example, a soil cover and the underlying shallow waste to a nominated depth...
January 12, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087329/influence-of-health-and-functional-status-and-co-occurring-chronic-conditions-on-healthcare-expenditures-among-community-dwelling-adults-with-kidney-cancer-in-the-united-states-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#18
Sandipan Bhattacharjee, Mahdi Gharaibeh, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Irbaz Bin Riaz
BACKGROUND: Health and functional status, as well as co-occurring chronic conditions, have a profound influence on healthcare expenditures. However, no study to date has assessed their influence among community-dwelling adults with kidney cancer (KC) in the United States (US). This study assessed the impact of health and functional status, along with co-occurring chronic conditions, on KC healthcare expenditures. METHODS: This study used a retrospective, cross-sectional, propensity-score-matched, case-control study design using 2002 to 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081157/simultaneous-quantitative-mri-mapping-of-t1-t2-and-magnetic-susceptibility-with-multi-echo-mp2rage
#19
Riccardo Metere, Tobias Kober, Harald E Möller, Andreas Schäfer
The knowledge of relaxation times is essential for understanding the biophysical mechanisms underlying contrast in magnetic resonance imaging. Quantitative experiments, while offering major advantages in terms of reproducibility, may benefit from simultaneous acquisitions. In this work, we demonstrate the possibility of simultaneously recording relaxation-time and susceptibility maps with a prototype Multi-Echo (ME) Magnetization-Prepared 2 RApid Gradient Echoes (MP2RAGE) sequence. T1 maps can be obtained using the MP2RAGE sequence, which is relatively insensitive to inhomogeneities of the radio-frequency transmit field, [Formula: see text]...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075046/a-standardized-fluoroscopy-based-technique-to-measure-intraoperative-cup-anteversion
#20
Matthieu Zingg, Sana Boudabbous, Didier Hannouche, Xavier Montet, Friedrich Boettner
Direct anterior approach (DAA) with the patient lying supine has facilitated the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy and allows for standardized positioning of the patient. The current study presents a new technique to measure acetabular component anteversion using intraoperative fluoroscopy. The current paper describes a mathematical formula to calculate true acetabular component anteversion based on the acetabular component abduction angle and the c-arm tilt angle (CaT). The CaT is determined by tilting the c-arm until an external pelvic oblique radiograph with the equatorial plane of the acetabular component perpendicular to the fluoroscopy receptor is obtained...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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