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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448492/stylized-facts-of-intraday-precious-metals
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Jonathan Batten, Brian Lucey, Frank McGroarty, Maurice Peat, Andrew Urquhart
This paper examines the stylized facts, correlation and interaction between volatility and returns at the 5-minute frequency for gold, silver, platinum and palladium from May 2000 to April 2015. We study the full sample period, as well as three subsamples to determine how high-frequency data of precious metals have developed over time. We find that over the full sample, the number of trades has increased substantially over time for each precious metal, while the bid-ask spread has narrowed over time, indicating an increase in liquidity and price efficiency...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448469/distributed-data-service-for-data-management-in-internet-of-things-middleware
#2
Ruben Cruz Huacarpuma, Rafael Timoteo de Sousa Junior, Maristela Terto de Holanda, Robson de Oliveira Albuquerque, Luis Javier García Villalba, Tai-Hoon Kim
The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) is closely related to a considerable increase in the number and variety of devices connected to the Internet. Sensors have become a regular component of our environment, as well as smart phones and other devices that continuously collect data about our lives even without our intervention. With such connected devices, a broad range of applications has been developed and deployed, including those dealing with massive volumes of data. In this paper, we introduce a Distributed Data Service (DDS) to collect and process data for IoT environments...
April 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444883/approaches-for-optimising-intravenous-iron-dosing-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Luke E Grzeskowiak, Alaa Qassim, Bill Jeffries, Rosalie M Grivell
AIMS: To examine the relationship between dose of intravenous iron administered during pregnancy according to different maternal body weight measures and subsequent treatment response. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women with confirmed iron deficiency anaemia who received intravenous iron polymaltose at a tertiary teaching hospital in Australia from January 1(st) , 2014 to January 31(st) , 2016. Diagnosis of anaemia and/or iron deficiency, infusion dosage characteristics, and haematological parameters were collected from paper-based case notes and electronic records...
April 26, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444635/the-leukocentric-theory-of-neurological-disorder-a-manifesto
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Robert Fern
Approximately half of the human brain is composed of white matter (WM), a specialized tissue housing the axonal projection of neurons and their necessary supporting glial cells. Axons course long distances from their parent soma, have a delicate structure, large surface area and in many cases are dependent upon a uniquely close morphological arrangement with myelinating oligodendrocyte partners; all factors that may predispose them to injury and disease. WM damage is central to a range of well-characterized disorders including multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury and is also makes a significant contribution to disorders often considered to be largely focused in gray matter; for example, in stroke where ~49% of injury by volume is located in WM...
April 25, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444369/three-dimensional-intracellular-structure-of-a-whole-rice-mesophyll-cell-observed-with-fib-sem
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Takao Oi, Sakiko Enomoto, Tomoyo Nakao, Shigeo Arai, Koji Yamane, Mitsutaka Taniguchi
Background and Aims: Ultrathin sections of rice leaf blades observed two-dimensionally using a transmission electron microscope (TEM) show that the chlorenchyma is composed of lobed mesophyll cells, with intricate cell boundaries, and lined with chloroplasts. The lobed cell shape and chloroplast positioning are believed to enhance the area available for the gas exchange surface for photosynthesis in rice leaves. However, a cell image revealing the three-dimensional (3-D) ultrastructure of rice mesophyll cells has not been visualized...
April 21, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444339/comparison-of-plethysmographic-and-helium-dilution-lung-volumes-in-patients-with-a-giant-emphysematous-bulla-as-selection-criteria-for-endobronchial-valve-implant%C3%A2
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Roberto Scaramuzzi, Matteo Pierdiluca, Elisabetta Frongillo, Gaetana Messina, Nicola Serra, Alberto De Felice, Mario Santini
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether the difference in lung volume measured with plethysmography and with the helium dilution technique could differentiate an open from a closed bulla in patients with a giant emphysematous bulla and could be used as a selection criterion for the positioning of an endobronchial valve. METHODS: We reviewed the data of 27 consecutive patients with a giant emphysematous bulla undergoing treatment with an endobronchial valve. In addition to standard functional and radiological examinations, total lung capacity and residual volume were measured with the plethysmographic and helium dilution technique...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443018/the-treatment-based-on-temporal-information-processing-reduces-speech-comprehension-deficits-in-aphasic-subjects
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Aneta Szymaszek, Tomasz Wolak, Elzbieta Szelag
Experimental studies have reported a close association between temporal information processing (TIP) and language comprehension. Brain-injured subjects with aphasia show disturbed TIP which was evidenced in elevated temporal order threshold (TOT) as compared to control subjects. The present study is aimed at improving auditory speech comprehension in aphasic subjects using a specific temporal treatment. Fourteen patients having deficits in both speech comprehension and TIP were tested. The Token Test, phoneme discrimination tests (PDT) and Voice-Onset-Time (VOT) Test were employed to assess speech comprehension...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442775/deterministic-bragg-coherent-diffraction-imaging
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Konstantin M Pavlov, Vasily I Punegov, Kaye S Morgan, Gerd Schmalz, David M Paganin
A deterministic variant of Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging is introduced in its kinematical approximation, for X-ray scattering from an imperfect crystal whose imperfections span no more than half of the volume of the crystal. This approach provides a unique analytical reconstruction of the object's structure factor and displacement fields from the 3D diffracted intensity distribution centred around any particular reciprocal lattice vector. The simple closed-form reconstruction algorithm, which requires only one multiplication and one Fourier transformation, is not restricted by assumptions of smallness of the displacement field...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442633/positive-end-expiratory-pressure-effect-of-3-high-flow-nasal-cannula-devices
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Jing-Chao Luo, Mei-Shan Lu, Zhi-Hong Zhao, Wei Jiang, Biao Xu, Li Weng, Tong Li, Bin Du
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is supposed to provide additional PEEP compared with conventional oxygen therapy. However, the exact determinants of this PEEP effect are unclear. We investigated the factors that might affect the PEEP and compared PEEP performance among 3 HFNC devices. METHODS: Three available HFNC devices were evaluated: the AIRVO 2 device and 2 mechanical ventilators (SV300 and Monnal T75). A device consisting of a test lung (5600i) and an airway model (AMT(IE)) was used to simulate spontaneous breathing...
April 25, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442016/-analysis-of-postoperative-complications-and-risk-factors-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-through-clavien-dindo-classification
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Pengfei Li, Yutian Lai, Kun Zhou, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications (PCs) are contributing factors to patient mortality following lung resection. In this retrospective study, the Clavien-Dindo classification was used to analyze the current incidence of PCs and identify the risk factors of different grades of PCs. METHODS: A total of 966 lung cancer patients who underwent lobectomy in our department between June 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively enrolled. Patients were divided into two groups depending on the occurrence of PCs...
April 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441445/impact-of-aberrant-cerebral-perfusion-on-resting-state-functional-mri-a-preliminary-investigation-of-moyamoya-disease
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Yituo Wang, Lubin Wang, Penggang Qiao, Fugeng Sheng, Cong Han, Enmao Ye, Yu Lei, Feng Yan, Shanshan Chen, Yuyang Zhu, Guiyun Mi, Gongjie Li, Zheng Yang
The impact of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion on resting-state blood oxygen level-dependent signal fluctuations remains unknown. We aimed to determine whether chronic ischemia induces changes in amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations (ALFF) and to investigate the correlation between ALFF and perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (PWI) parameters in patients with moyamoya disease (MMD). Thirty patients with pre- and postoperative resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and PWI were included, and thirty normal controls underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439902/concentrated-lyophilized-plasma-used-for-reconstitution-of-whole-blood-leads-to-higher-coagulation-factor-activity-but-unchanged-thrombin-potential-compared-with-fresh-frozen-plasma
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Giacomo E Iapichino, Martin Ponschab, Janne Cadamuro, Susanne Süssner, Christian Gabriel, Benjamin Dieplinger, Margot Egger, Christoph J Schlimp, Soheyl Bahrami, Herbert Schöchl
BACKGROUND: During massive hemorrhage, it is recommended to transfuse red blood cells, platelet concentrate, and fresh-frozen plasma in a ratio close to 1:1:1. To avoid the thawing process of fresh frozen plasma, lyophilized plasma (LP) is increasingly used. Evidence is limited on the activity of coagulation factors in reconstituted blood using LP and concentrated LP versions. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Whole blood from ten healthy volunteers was separated into red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma, and platelet concentrate units...
April 25, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438417/comparing-hospital-outcomes-between-open-and-closed-tibia-fractures-treated-with-intramedullary-fixation
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Evan J Smith, Xiangyu Kuang, Rajeev Pandarinath
INTRODUCTION: Tibial shaft fractures comprise a large portion of operatively treated long bone fractures, and present with the highest rate of open injuries. Intramedullary fixation has become the standard of care for both open and closed injuries. The rates of short term complications and hospital length of stay for open and closed fractures treated with intramedullary fixation is not fully known. Previous series on tibia fractures were performed at high volume centers, and data were not generalizable, further they did not report on length of stay and the impact of preoperative variables on infections, complications and reoperation...
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437010/technical-note-comparison-of-peripheral-patient-dose-from-mr-guided-60-co-therapy-and-6mv-linear-accelerator-igrt
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Pascal Hauri, Roger A Hälg, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: The use of X-ray imaging in radiation therapy can give a substantial dose to the patient. A Cobalt machine combined with an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was recently introduced to clinical work. One positive aspect of using non-ionizing imaging devices is the reduction of the patient exposure. The purpose of this study was to quantify the difference in out-of-field dose to the patient between the image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) treatment applied with a linear accelerator with cone beam CT (CBCT) equipment and a Cobalt machine combined with an MRI...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435901/changes-in-electrocardiographic-findings-after-closed-thoracostomy-in-patients-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Wonjae Lee, Yoonje Lee, Changsun Kim, Hyuk Joong Choi, Bossng Kang, Tae Ho Lim, Jaehoon Oh, Hyunggoo Kang, Junghun Shin
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe electrocardiographic (ECG) findings in spontaneous pneumothorax patients before and after closed thoracostomy. METHODS: This is a retrospective study which included patients with spontaneous pneumothorax who presented to an emergency department of a tertiary urban hospital from February 2005 to March 2015. The primary outcome was a difference in ECG findings between before and after closed thoracostomy. We specifically investigated the following ECG elements: PR, QRS, QTc, axis, ST segments, and R waves in each lead...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434675/cadasil-as-a-useful-medical-model-and-genetic-form-of-vascular-depression
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Joon Hyuk Park, Bong-Hee Jeon, Jung Seok Lee, Paul A Newhouse, Warren D Taylor, Brian D Boyd, Ki Woong Kim, Moon-Doo Kim
OBJECTIVE: The main magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) are white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), lacunar infarctions, and cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of these three neuroimaging markers of CADASIL on depression to determine whether CADASIL is a useful medical model supporting the vascular depression hypothesis. METHODS: Eighty-four subjects with CADASIL, aged 34-86 years, participated in this study...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433589/low-dose-out-of-field-radiotherapy-part-1-measurement-of-scattered-doses
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M Kruszyna, S Adamczyk, A Skrobała, M Skórska, W Suchorska, K Zaleska, A Kowalik, W Jackowiak, J Malicki
PURPOSE: To measure out-of-field doses in a phantom model to better quantify this radiation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The individual contribution of photons and neutrons to the total out-of-field dose for 6 MV and 20 MV photons at open beam were measured in a purpose-designed water phantom. Radiation doses were measured at seven separate points (P1-P7) in the phantom with thermoluminescent detectors (TLD 100, 600, and 700) and GAFchromic™ EBT films. RESULTS: At a prescribed dose of 75Gy to the isocentre, the photon dose level in the close-to-field area (P2) ranged from 2...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428025/adipokines-as-atherothrombotic-risk-factors-in-obese-subjects-associations-with-haemostatic-markers-and-common-carotid-wall%C3%A2-thickness
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É Csongrádi, M Káplár, B Nagy, C A Koch, A Juhász, L Bajnok, Z Varga, I Seres, Z Karányi, M T Magyar, L Oláh, A Facskó, J Kappelmayer, G Paragh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Some crucial associations between obesity-related altered adipokine levels and the main factors of atherosclerotic, atherothrombotic processes are not fully known. We analysed the relationships of classic adipokines, namely leptin, resistin, adiponectin, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) with the markers of platelet activation, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet surface/soluble P-selectin, platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs), the parameters of coagulation abnormalities and common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in obese patients with or without atherosclerotic comorbidities in comparison to age- and sex-matched controls...
March 8, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427135/-effects-of-allogeneic-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-polarization-of-peritoneal-macrophages-in-rats-with-sepsis
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Y H Zheng, B Xiong, Y Y Deng, W Lai, S Y Zheng, H N Bian, Z A Liu, Z F Huang, C W Sun, H H Li, H M Luo, L H Ma, H X Chen
Objective: To explore the effects of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on polarization of peritoneal macrophages isolated from rats with sepsis induced by endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Methods: (1) BMSCs were isolated, cultured and purified from 5 SD rats with whole bone marrow adherent method. The third passage of cells were collected for morphologic observation, detection of expressions of stem cell surface markers CD29, CD44, CD45, and CD90 with flow cytometer, and identification of osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422849/temporal-trends-in-centralization-and-racial-disparities-in-utilization-of-high-volume-hospitals-for-lung-cancer-surgery
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Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Bian Liu, Emanuele Leoncini, Raja Flores, Emanuela Taioli
Racial disparities have been suggested in hospital utilization and outcome for lung cancer surgery, but the effect of hospital centralization on closing this gap is unknown. We hypothesized that centralization has increased the utilization of high- or very-high-volume (HV/VHV) hospitals, a proxy for access to high-quality care, over the study period independently from race.Inpatient records were extracted from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database (1995-2012) according to Clinical Modification of the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision diagnosis codes 162...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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