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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728404/quality-of-steak-restructured-from-beef-trimmings-containing-microbial-transglutaminase-and-impacted-by-freezing-and-grading-by-fat-level
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Supaluk Sorapukdee, Pussadee Tangwatcharin
Objective: The objective of this research was to evaluate the physico-chemical, microbiological and sensorial qualities of restructured steaks processed from beef trimmings (grade I and II) and frozen beef (fresh beef as control and frozen beef). Method: Beef trimmings from commercial butcher were collected, designated into 4 treatments differed in beef trimmings grade and freezing, processed into restructured steaks with 1% microbial transglutaminase and then analyzed product quality...
July 17, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727543/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-radiogenomics-map-identifies-relationships-between-molecular-and-imaging-phenotypes-with-prognostic-implications
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Mu Zhou, Ann Leung, Sebastian Echegaray, Andrew Gentles, Joseph B Shrager, Kristin C Jensen, Gerald J Berry, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Olivier Gevaert
Purpose To create a radiogenomic map linking computed tomographic (CT) image features and gene expression profiles generated by RNA sequencing for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods A cohort of 113 patients with NSCLC diagnosed between April 2008 and September 2014 who had preoperative CT data and tumor tissue available was studied. For each tumor, a thoracic radiologist recorded 87 semantic image features, selected to reflect radiologic characteristics of nodule shape, margin, texture, tumor environment, and overall lung characteristics...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726709/impact-of-surface-condition-and-roughness-on-sediment-formation-an-experimental-sewer-system-operated-with-real-wastewater
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S Berzio, R-L Lange, M Schlüter, S Ulutaş, B Bosseler, M Wichern
Regular sewer cleaning in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) generates annual costs of around 50 million Euros. This leads to the question of whether and to what extent sewer cleaning is necessary. To determine the effect of roughness, sewer surface condition and discharge, experiments with real wastewater were performed, using a sewer test track with acrylic glass tubes (DN 300) prepared with abrasive paper and nature stone tiles at the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) Bochum-Ölbachtal (Ruhrverband, Germany)...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723287/advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-role-of-the-radiologist-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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Atul B Shinagare, Katherine M Krajewski, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Nikhil H Ramaiya
For the past decade, advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been at the forefront of oncologic innovation. Our rapidly evolving understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of RCC has revolutionized the management of advanced RCC; 10 novel molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitor have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of advanced RCC in a little over a decade. Amid this progress, imaging has assumed a central role in metastatic surveillance and follow-up of advanced RCC...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721995/comparative-evaluation-of-laser-microtextured-implant-versus-machined-collar-implant-for-soft-and-hard-tissue-attachment-a-clinical-and-radiological-study
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Saroj Kumar Rath, Manab Kosala, Ankit Gupta
BACKGROUND: Various mechanical modifications in the collar region of endosseous implants is a challenge for better performance and osseointegration. Here is a comparative evaluation being carried out to find out the effect of the machined collar (MC) and Laser-Lok (LL)-modified titanium implants on the success of implants being commonly advocated in partially edentulous among serving personnel and their families. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected for placement of Biohorizons MC and LL implants in 12 cases each...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721625/key-indicator-tools-for-shallow-slope-failure-assessment-using-soil-chemical-property-signatures-and-soil-colour-variables
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Rashidi Othman, Shah Irani Hasni, Zainul Mukrim Baharuddin, Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun Hashim, Lukman Hakim Mahamod
Slope failure has become a major concern in Malaysia due to the rapid development and urbanisation in the country. It poses severe threats to any highway construction industry, residential areas, natural resources and tourism activities. The extent of damages that resulted from this catastrophe can be lessened if a long-term early warning system to predict landslide prone areas is implemented. Thus, this study aims to characterise the relationship between Oxisols properties and soil colour variables to be manipulated as key indicators to forecast shallow slope failure...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720973/functional-and-physicochemical-characteristics-of-cookies-prepared-from-amorphophallus-paeoniifolius-flour
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M Suriya, Reshu Rajput, Chagam Koteswara Reddy, Sundaramoorthy Haripriya, Mudasir Bashir
This study was undertaken to prepare novelly formulated cookies from elephant foot yam flour (EFYF) with refined wheat flour (RWF) and evaluate their proximate composition, quality characteristics, texture, pasting and organoleptic properties. The formulated cookies prepared from EFYF, substituting RWF up to 70% had sensory properties similar to that of refined flour cookies (control). EFYF and RWF blend revealed reduced water and oil absorption capacity with increased peak and final viscosities when compared with RWF...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720970/effect-of-rice-bran-oil-spread-on-the-physical-sensory-and-fatty-acid-profile-of-cake
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Rizwana Shaik, Aparna Kuna, Mohibbe Azam, Ram Tilathoo, Manorama Kanuri, Geetha Samala
Studies were carried out to replace hydrogenated fat (HF) with rice bran oil (RBO) and two varieties of rice bran oil spread RBOS1 and RBOS2 in the preparation of cake. Physico-chemical properties, sensory properties, scanning electronic microscopic (SEM) study and fatty acid estimation with reference to trans fatty acids of cake made with control and experimental samples were studied. The best acceptable cake among the four i.e., RBOS2 cake was selected for consumer evaluation along with control (HF) cake...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715442/combining-random-forest-with-multi-block-local-binary-pattern-feature-selection-for-multiclass-head-pose-estimation
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Min-Joo Kang, Jung-Kyung Lee, Je-Won Kang
A new head pose estimation technique based on Random Forest (RF) and texture features for facial image analysis using a monocular camera is proposed in this paper, especially about how to efficiently combine the random forest and the features. In the proposed technique a randomized tree with useful attributes is trained to improve estimation accuracy and tolerance of occlusions and illumination. Specifically, a number of features including Multi-scale Block Local Block Pattern (MB-LBP) are extracted from an image, and random features such as the MB-LBP scale parameters, a block coordinate, and a layer of an image pyramid in the feature pool are used for training the tree...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715367/microfluidic-imaging-flow-cytometry-by-asymmetric-detection-time-stretch-optical-microscopy-atom
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Anson H L Tang, Queenie T K Lai, Bob M F Chung, Kelvin C M Lee, Aaron T Y Mok, G K Yip, Anderson H C Shum, Kenneth K Y Wong, Kevin K Tsia
Scaling the number of measurable parameters, which allows for multidimensional data analysis and thus higher-confidence statistical results, has been the main trend in the advanced development of flow cytometry. Notably, adding high-resolution imaging capabilities allows for the complex morphological analysis of cellular/sub-cellular structures. This is not possible with standard flow cytometers. However, it is valuable for advancing our knowledge of cellular functions and can benefit life science research, clinical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714272/fluorescence-spectroscopy-coupled-with-independent-components-analysis-to-monitor-molecular-changes-during-heating-and-cooling-of-cantal-type-cheeses-with-different-nacl-and-kcl-contents
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Mohammed Loudiyi, Romdhane Karoui, Douglas N Rutledge, Marie-Christine Montel, Etienne Rifa, Abderrahmane Aït-Kaddour
BACKGROUND: Reduction of NaCl content of cheeses has received considerable attention by researches during the past decades due to its health effects. Nonetheless, NaCl reduction is a challenge since it plays an important role in cheese quality, such as structure, texture and functional properties. Serval methods were used to evaluate the effect of NaCl on these attributes. In this study, Cantal-type cheeses with different salts (NaCl and KCl) were analyzed for their structure at a molecular level and rheological properties during heating (20 to 60 °C) and cooling (60 to 20 °C)...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714053/the-influence-of-surface-texture-and-wettability-on-initial-bacterial-adhesion-on-titanium-and-zirconium-oxide-dental-implants
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Torsten Wassmann, Stefan Kreis, Michael Behr, Ralf Buergers
BACKGROUND: This study aims to investigate bacterial adhesion on different titanium and ceramic implant surfaces, to correlate these findings with surface roughness and surface hydrophobicity, and to define the predominant factor for bacterial adhesion for each material. METHODS: Zirconia and titanium specimens with different surface textures and wettability (5.0 mm in diameter, 1.0 mm in height) were prepared. Surface roughness was measured by perthometer (R a ) and atomic force microscopy, and hydrophobicity according to contact angles by computerized image analysis...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712700/radiomic-analysis-of-dce-mri-for-prediction-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Ming Fan, Guolin Wu, Hu Cheng, Juan Zhang, Guoliang Shao, Lihua Li
OBJECTIVES: To enhance the accurate prediction of the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in breast cancer patients by using a quantitative analysis of dynamic enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A dataset of 57 cancer patients with breast DCE-MR images acquired before NAC was used. Among them, 47 patients were Responders, and 10 patients were non-Responders based on the RECIST criteria. The breast regions were segmented on the MR images, and a total of 158 radiomic features were computed to represent the morphologic, dynamic, and the texture of the tumors as well as the background parenchymal features...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711807/human-hair-derived-high-surface-area-porous-carbon-material-for-the-adsorption-isotherm-and-kinetics-of-tetracycline-antibiotics
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M J Ahmed, Md Azharul Islam, M Asif, B H Hameed
In this work, a human hair-derived high surface area porous carbon material (HHC) was prepared using potassium hydroxide activation. The morphology and textural properties of the HHC structure, along with its adsorption performance for tetracycline (TC) antibiotics, were evaluated. HHC showed a high surface area of 1505.11m(2)/g and 68.34% microporosity. The effects of most important variables, such as initial concentration (25-355mg/L), solution pH (3-13), and temperatures (30-50°C), on the HHC adsorption performance were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711211/advanced-tissue-characterization-and-texture-analysis-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-horizons-and-emerging-applications
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REVIEW
Reza Forghani, Ashok Srinivasan, Behzad Forghani
In the last article of this issue, advanced analysis capabilities of DECT is reviewed, including spectral Hounsfield unit attenuation curves, virtual monochromatic images, material decomposition maps, tissue effective Z determination, and other advanced post-processing DECT tools, followed by different methods of analysis of the attenuation curves generated using DECT. The article concludes with exciting future horizons and potential applications, such as the use of the rich quantitative data in dual energy CT scans for texture or radiomic analysis and the use of machine learning methods for generation of prediction models using spectral data...
August 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710440/ecological-interactions-in-cloudina-from-the-ediacaran-of-brazil-implications-for-the-rise-of-animal-biomineralization
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Bruno Becker-Kerber, Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco, Isaac Daniel Rudnitzki, Douglas Galante, Fabio Rodrigues, Juliana de Moraes Leme
At the Ediacaran/Cambrian boundary, ecosystems witnessed an unparalleled biological innovation: the appearance of shelled animals. Here, we report new paleoecological and paleobiological data on Cloudina, which was one of the most abundant shelled animals at the end of the Ediacaran. We report the close association of Cloudina tubes with microbial mat textures as well as organic-rich material, syndepositional calcite and goethite cement between their flanges, thus reinforcing the awareness of metazoan/microorganism interactions at the end of the Ediacaran...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708916/assessment-of-parathyroid-hormone-serum-level-as-a-predictor-for-bone-condition-around-dental-implants
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Piotr Hadrowicz, Joanna Hadrowicz, Marcin Kozakiewicz, Adam Gesing
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate parathyroid hormone serum level as a potential single factor of bone metabolism around dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parathyroid hormone levels were measured before implantation. Intraoral digital radiographs were taken in standardized conditions in all cases: immediately after implantation, immediately after functional loading, and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after functional loading. The next phase was to align all radiographs geometrically...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708850/tumor-spatial-heterogeneity-in-myxoid-containing-soft-tissue-using-texture-analysis-of-diffusion-weighted-mri
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Hyun Su Kim, Jae-Hun Kim, Young Cheol Yoon, Bong Keun Choe
The objective of this study was to examine the tumor spatial heterogeneity in myxoid-containing soft-tissue tumors (STTs) using texture analysis of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). A total of 40 patients with myxoid-containing STTs (23 benign and 17 malignant) were included in this study. The region of interest (ROI) was manually drawn on the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map. For texture analysis, the global (mean, standard deviation, skewness, and kurtosis), regional (intensity variability and size-zone variability), and local features (energy, entropy, correlation, contrast, homogeneity, variance, and maximum probability) were extracted from the ADC map...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708559/texture-characterization-using-shape-co-occurrence-patterns
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Gui-Song Xia, Gang Liu, Xiang Bai, Liangpei Zhang
Texture characterization is a key problem in image understanding and pattern recognition. In this paper, we present a flexible shape-based texture representation using shape co-occurrence patterns. More precisely, texture images are first represented by a tree of shapes, each of which is associated with several geometrical and radiometric attributes. Then, four typical kinds of shape co-occurrence patterns based on the hierarchical relationships among the shapes in the tree are learned as codewords. Three different coding methods are investigated for learning the codewords, which can be used to encode any given texture image into a descriptive vector...
July 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708150/effects-of-ambient-air-pressure-on-surface-structures-produced-by-ultrashort-laser-pulse-irradiation
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J Jj Nivas, F Gesuele, E Allahyari, S L Oscurato, R Fittipaldi, A Vecchione, R Bruzzese, S Amoruso
We report an experimental analysis addressing striking effects of residual air ambient pressure, from atmospheric conditions (10<sup>3</sup>  mbar) to high vacuum (10<sup>-4</sup>  mbar), on the surface structures induced on a silicon target by direct femtosecond laser irradiation. We observe an interesting direct impact of the ambient pressure on the period and depth of the generated ripples as well as on the formation of microgrooves. Moreover, a significant correlation is observed between the ripples' period and depth...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
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