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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525568/scenery-a-web-application-for-causal-network-reconstruction-from-cytometry-data
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Georgios Papoutsoglou, Giorgos Athineou, Vincenzo Lagani, Iordanis Xanthopoulos, Angelika Schmidt, Szabolcs Éliás, Jesper Tegnér, Ioannis Tsamardinos
Flow and mass cytometry technologies can probe proteins as biological markers in thousands of individual cells simultaneously, providing unprecedented opportunities for reconstructing networks of protein interactions through machine learning algorithms. The network reconstruction (NR) problem has been well-studied by the machine learning community. However, the potentials of available methods remain largely unknown to the cytometry community, mainly due to their intrinsic complexity and the lack of comprehensive, powerful and easy-to-use NR software implementations specific for cytometry data...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521761/a-multimedia-campaign-to-improve-back-beliefs-in-patients-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-process-evaluation
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Arnela Suman, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Jiman Bamarni, Maurits W van Tulder, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent and costly disorders worldwide. To reduce its burden in the Netherlands, implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP was supported by a multifaceted eHealth campaign for patients with LBP. The current study aims 1) to evaluate whether the implementation strategy was performed as planned; 2) to assess the feasibility, barriers and facilitators of the patient based eHealth campaign; 3) to gain insight into the satisfaction and experiences of patients with various ethnic backgrounds with the implementation strategy and to make a comparison between them; and 4) to explore the association between exposure to and satisfaction with the implementation strategy...
May 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520653/transenteric-ercp-for-treatment-of-choledocholithiasis-after-duodenal-switch
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João C D Marchesini, Rafael W Noda, Vitor M Haida, Rodrigo C D L Medeiros, Silvano Sadowski, Manoel Galvão Neto, João B Marchesini, Josemberg M Campos
This article aims to describe step-by-step technique performed with the aid of a video. We report the performance of an endoscopic approach to the biliary tract on 2 patients who had previously undergone duodenal switch (DS). It was successfully performed a laparoscopic-assisted transenteric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in both the patients. Although successful experiences with ERCP after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass have been found, few cases of ERCP after DS have been reported. Nevertheless, this is the first study to include a multimedia video with description of details and all technical steps of the transenteric ERCP performed on 2 patients who had previously undergone DS...
May 17, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495472/matrix-specific-distribution-and-diastereomeric-profiles-of-hexabromocyclododecane-hbcd-in-a-multimedia-environment-air-soil-sludge-sediment-and-fish
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Hyeyeong Jo, Min-Hui Son, Sung-Hee Seo, Yoon-Seok Chang
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) contamination and its diastereomeric profile were investigated in a multi-media environment along a river at the local scale in air, soil, sludge, sediment, and fish samples. The spatial distribution of HBCD in each matrix showed a different result. The highest concentrations of HBCD in air and soil were detected near a general industrial complex; in the sediment and sludge samples, they were detected in the down-stream region (i.e., urban area). Each matrix showed the specific distribution patterns of HBCD diastereomers, suggesting continuous inputs of contaminants, different physicochemical properties, or isomerizations...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495343/multimedia-patient-education-to-assist-oral-impression-taking-during-dental-treatment-a-pilot-study
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Dandan Pei, Beilei Liang, Wenzhi Du, Peng Wang, Jie Liu, Min He, Yi Lu
INTRODUCTION: Proper cooperation between patient and dentist is of great help to make a good oral impression. However, patients are frequently confused when information is given through traditional verbal description. The present study compared the effectiveness of the multimedia information delivery ways with the traditional verbal manner on patients' understanding level in oral impression taking. METHODS: The recruited 191 participating patients were randomly assigned to the control group (the verbal group) and two intervention groups (the video group and the picture group) according to the information delivery manner...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486740/-a-multimedia-tutorial-to-train-ultrasonography-of-the-thyroid-for-medical-students
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Julia Ritter, Maximilian Wolfram, Stefan Schuler, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius
Physicians in education often have poor experience in practice and assessment of ultrasonography on entering their profession, due to a deficiency of training offers during their study of medicine. Hence, a multimedia device for stepwise learning and training ultrasonography of the thyroid was developed. A software for a portable ultrasonography system was used to design a multimedia device for ultrasonography of the thyroid. It allows the user to illustrate texts and pictorial material simultaneously with ultrasound examination in order to compare own findings with examples from a database...
May 9, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464546/development-and-pilot-testing-of-multimedia-patient-education-tools-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-osteoporosis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Maria A Lopez-Olivo, Aparna Ingleshwar, Robert J Volk, Maria Jibaja-Weiss, Andrea Barbo, Kenneth Saag, Amye Leong, Maria E Suarez-Almazor
BACKGROUND: We developed and tested multimedia patient education tools (video tools) for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), osteoporosis (OP) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We followed an "edutainment" model, incorporating educational patient story lines. The goals were designed to make the programs both didactic and entertaining, with navigation and graphical user interfaces as simple as possible. We created both English and Spanish-language versions...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463208/ecg-data-encryption-then-compression-using-singular-value-decomposition
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Ting Yu Liu, Kuan Jen Lin, Hsi-Chun Wu
Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems are widely used in healthcare. ECG data must be compressed for transmission and storage. Furthermore, there is a need to be able to directly process biomedical signals in encrypted domains to ensure the protection of patients' privacy. Existing encryption-then-compression (ETC) approaches for multimedia using the state-of-the-art encryption techniques inevitably sacrifice the compression efficiency or signal quality. This paper presents the first ETC approach for processing ECG data...
April 27, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455948/mobile-phone-text-messaging-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Alma J Adler, Nicole Martin, Javier Mariani, Carlos D Tajer, Onikepe O Owolabi, Caroline Free, Norma C Serrano, Juan P Casas, Pablo Perel
BACKGROUND: Worldwide at least 100 million people are thought to have prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD). This population has a five times greater chance of suffering a recurrent cardiovascular event than people without known CVD. Secondary CVD prevention is defined as action aimed to reduce the probability of recurrence of such events. Drug interventions have been shown to be cost-effective in reducing this risk and are recommended in international guidelines. However, adherence to recommended treatments remains sub-optimal...
April 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453426/taking-chances-a-new-librarian-and-curriculum-redesign
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Iris Kovar-Gough
As technology becomes ubiquitous in designing and delivering medical school curricula, health sciences librarians can embrace emerging opportunities for participation in curriculum design. A new medical librarian at Michigan State University Libraries engaged her user base outside of established duties, learned new skills, and challenged preconceived notions about librarians' roles. In the process, she became a partner in copyright education, amended license agreements for enhanced curricular multimedia use, and facilitated curriculum mapping through taxonomy building...
April 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445608/sexual-and-gender-minority-adolescents-views-on-hiv-research-participation-and-parental-permission-a-mixed-methods-study
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Brian Mustanski, Ryan Coventry, Kathryn Macapagal, Miriam R Arbeit, Celia B Fisher
CONTEXT: Sexual and gender minority adolescents are underrepresented in HIV research, partly because institutional review boards (IRBs) are reluctant to waive parental permission requirements for these studies. Understanding teenagers' perspectives on parental permission and the risks and benefits of participating in HIV research is critical to informing evidence-based IRB decisions. METHODS: Data from 74 sexual and gender minority adolescents aged 14-17 who participated in an online focus group in 2015 were used to examine perspectives on the risks and benefits of participation in a hypothetical HIV surveillance study and the need for parental permission and adequate protections...
April 26, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443660/assessing-the-risk-of-engineered-nanomaterials-in-the-environment-development-and-application-of-the-nanofate-model
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Kendra L Garner, Sangwon Suh, Arturo A Keller
We developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model (nanoFate) to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) across environmental media. nanoFate considers a wider range of processes and environmental subcompartments than most previous models and considers ENM releases to compartments (e.g., urban, agriculture) in a manner that reflects their different patterns of use and disposal. As an example, we simulated ten years of release of nano CeO2, CuO, TiO2, and ZnO in the San Francisco Bay area...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430553/sport-concussion-management-using-facebook-a-feasibility-study-of-an-innovative-adjunct-icon
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Osman Hassan Ahmed, Anthony G Schneiders, Paul R McCrory, S John Sullivan
CONTEXT:   Sport concussion is currently the focus of much international attention. Innovative methods to assist athletic trainers in facilitating management after this injury need to be investigated. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the feasibility of using a Facebook concussion-management program termed iCon (interactive concussion management) to facilitate the safe return to play (RTP) of young persons after sport concussion. DESIGN:   Observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425909/examining-child-sedentary-behaviour-in-the-context-of-children-s-current-multimedia-environment
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Anita Forward
No abstract available.
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422680/a-unified-framework-for-tracking-based-text-detection-and-recognition-from-web-videos
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Shu Tian, Xu-Cheng Yin, Ya Su, Hong-Wei Hao
Video text extraction plays an important role for multimedia understanding and retrieval. Most previous research efforts are conducted within individual frames. A few of recent methods, which pay attention to text tracking using multiple frames, however, do not effectively mine the relations among text detection, tracking and recognition. In this paper, we propose a generic Bayesian-based framework of Tracking based Text Detection And Recognition (T2DAR) from web videos for embedded captions, which is composed of three major components, i...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404541/making-air-pollution-visible-a-tool-for-promoting-environmental-health-literacy
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Ekaterina Galkina Cleary, Allison P Patton, Hsin-Ching Wu, Alan Xie, Joseph Stubblefield, William Mass, Georges Grinstein, Susan Koch-Weser, Doug Brugge, Carolyn Wong
BACKGROUND: Digital maps are instrumental in conveying information about environmental hazards geographically. For laypersons, computer-based maps can serve as tools to promote environmental health literacy about invisible traffic-related air pollution and ultrafine particles. Concentrations of these pollutants are higher near major roadways and increasingly linked to adverse health effects. Interactive computer maps provide visualizations that can allow users to build mental models of the spatial distribution of ultrafine particles in a community and learn about the risk of exposure in a geographic context...
April 12, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402150/motivational-and-parental-mediation-factors-related-to-kenyan-adolescents-intake-of-sexual-radio-and-tv-content
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Kyalo Wa Ngula, Ann Neville Miller, Hellen K Mberia
Research on the influence of media on youths' sexual behavior in sub-Saharan Africa has focused almost entirely on the effects of multimedia health communication campaigns and edutainment programming. Scholarly literature is nearly silent about the influence of the multiple hours that young people in many sub-Saharan nations spend immersed in increasingly sex-heavy entertainment programming. We surveyed a stratified cluster sample of 437 Nairobi public high school students about motivational and parental mediation factors associated with their exposure to sexual radio and TV content...
April 12, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384890/effectiveness-of-video-demonstration-over-conventional-methods-in-teaching-osteology-in-anatomy
#18
Angela A Viswasom, Abraham Jobby
INTRODUCTION: Technology and its applications are the most happening things in the world. So, is it in the field of medical education. This study was an evaluation of whether the conventional methods can compete with the test of technology. AIM: A comparative study of traditional method of teaching osteology in human anatomy with an innovative visual aided method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 94 students admitted to MBBS 2014 to 2015 batch of Travancore Medical College...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380936/experimental-study-on-optical-image-encryption-with-asymmetric-double-random-phase-and-computer-generated-hologram
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Sixing Xi, Xiaolei Wang, Lipei Song, Zhuqing Zhu, Bowen Zhu, Shuai Huang, Nana Yu, Huaying Wang
Optical image encryption, especially double-random-phase-based, is of great interest in information security. In this work, we experimentally demonstrate the security and feasibility of optical image encryption with asymmetric double random phase and computer-generated hologram (CGH) by using spatial light modulator. First of all, the encrypted image modulated by asymmetric double random phase is numerically encoded into real-value CGH. Then, the encoded real-value CGH is loaded on the spatial light modulator and optically decrypted in self-designed experimental system...
April 3, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378077/new-dimensions-in-surgical-training-immersive-virtual-reality-laparoscopic-simulation-exhilarates-surgical-staff
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Tobias Huber, Markus Paschold, Christian Hansen, Tom Wunderling, Hauke Lang, Werner Kneist
INTRODUCTION: Virtual reality (VR) and head mount displays (HMDs) have been advanced for multimedia and information technologies but have scarcely been used in surgical training. Motion sickness and individual psychological changes have been associated with VR. The goal was to observe first experiences and performance scores using a new combined highly immersive virtual reality (IVR) laparoscopy setup. METHODS: During the study, 10 members of the surgical department performed three tasks (fine dissection, peg transfer, and cholecystectomy) on a VR simulator...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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