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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212076/selecting-power-efficient-signal-features-for-a-low-power-fall-detector
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Changhong Wang, Stephen Redmond, Wei Lu, Michael Stevens, Stephen Lord, Nigel Lovell
Falls are a serious threat to the health of older people. A wearable fall detector can automatically detect the occurrence of a fall and alert a caregiver or an emergency response service so they may deliver immediate assistance, improving the chances of recovering from fall-related injuries. One constraint of such a wearable technology is its limited battery life. Thus, minimization of power consumption is an important design concern, all the while maintaining satisfactory accuracy of the fall detection algorithms implemented on the wearable device...
February 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211150/genomic-prediction-of-reproduction-traits-for-merino-sheep
#2
S Bolormaa, D J Brown, A A Swan, J H J van der Werf, B J Hayes, H D Daetwyler
Economically important reproduction traits in sheep, such as number of lambs weaned and litter size, are expressed only in females and later in life after most selection decisions are made, which makes them ideal candidates for genomic selection. Accurate genomic predictions would lead to greater genetic gain for these traits by enabling accurate selection of young rams with high genetic merit. The aim of this study was to design and evaluate the accuracy of a genomic prediction method for female reproduction in sheep using daughter trait deviations (DTD) for sires and ewe phenotypes (when individual ewes were genotyped) for three reproduction traits: number of lambs born (NLB), litter size (LSIZE) and number of lambs weaned...
February 17, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210988/real-life-experience-with-the-specific-reversal-agent-idarucizumab-for-the-management-of-emergency-situations-in-dabigatran-treated-patients-a-series-of-11-cases
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Milan R Vosko, Christof Bocksrucker, Rafał Drwiła, Petr Dulíček, Tomas Hauer, Johannes Mutzenbach, Christoph J Schlimp, David Špinler, Thomas Wolf, Daša Zugwitz
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a favorable benefit-risk profile compared with vitamin K antagonists. However, the lack of specific reversal agents has made the management of some patients receiving long-term treatment with NOACs problematic in emergency situations such as major bleeding events or urgent procedures. Idarucizumab, a fully humanized Fab antibody fragment that binds specifically and with high affinity to dabigatran, was recently approved for use in adult patients treated with dabigatran when rapid reversal of its anticoagulant effect is required...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210100/the-cost-effectiveness-of-a-nsclc-patient-assistance-program-for-pemetrexed-maintenance-therapy-in-people-s-republic-of-china
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Qiang Shi, Shanlian Hu, Wesley E Furnback, Gregory F Guzauskas, Jiejing Shen, Bruce Cm Wang
BACKGROUND: Eli Lilly and the China Primary Health Care Foundation are currently implementing a patient assistance program (PAP) in China, which allows first-line nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who complete four cycles of pemetrexed induction therapy to receive free, continuous pemetrexed maintenance therapy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed maintenance therapy vs basic standard care (BSC) and the economic impacts of providing a PAP for pemetrexed maintenance therapy to NSCLC patients who have completed pemetrexed induction therapy in a Chinese health care setting...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209561/co-creating-and-evaluating-a-web-app-mapping-real-world-health-care-services-for-students-the-servi-share-protocol
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Ilaria Montagni, Emmanuel Langlois, Jérôme Wittwer, Christophe Tzourio
BACKGROUND: University students aged 18-30 years are a population group reporting low access to health care services, with high rates of avoidance and delay of medical care. This group also reports not having appropriate information about available health care services. However, university students are at risk for several health problems, and regular medical consultations are recommended in this period of life. New digital devices are popular among the young, and Web-apps can be used to facilitate easy access to information regarding health care services...
February 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209520/deconstructing-empathy-neuroanatomical-dissociations-between-affect-sharing-and-prosocial-motivation-using-a-patient-lesion-model
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Suzanne M Shdo, Kamalini G Ranasinghe, Kelly A Gola, Clinton J Mielke, Paul V Sukhanov, Bruce L Miller, Katherine P Rankin
Affect sharing and prosocial motivation are integral parts of empathy that are conceptually and mechanistically distinct. We used a neurodegenerative disease (NDG) lesion model to more directly examine the neural correlates of these two aspects of real-world empathic responding. The study enrolled 275 participants, including 44 healthy older controls and 231 patients diagnosed with one of five neurodegenerative diseases (75 Alzheimer's disease, 58 behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), 42 semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), 28 progressive supranuclear palsy, and 28 non-fluent variant (nfvPPA)...
February 13, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209163/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-feature-tracking-using-a-non-rigid-elastic-image-registration-algorithm-assessment-of-variability-in-a-real-life-clinical-setting
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Pedro Morais, Alberto Marchi, Julie A Bogaert, Tom Dresselaers, Brecht Heyde, Jan D'hooge, Jan Bogaert
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance myocardial feature tracking (CMR-FT) is a promising technique for quantification of myocardial strain from steady-state free precession (SSFP) cine images. We sought to determine the variability of CMR-FT using a non-rigid elastic registration algorithm recently available in a commercial software package (Segment, Medviso) in a real-life clinical setting. METHODS: Firstly, we studied the variability in a healthy volunteer who underwent 10 CMR studies over five consecutive days...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208796/recent%C3%A2-trends%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-marine%C3%A2-phycotoxins%C3%A2-from%C3%A2-australian%C3%A2-coastal%C3%A2-waters
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Penelope Ajani, D Tim Harwood, Shauna A Murray
Phycotoxins, which are produced by harmful microalgae and bioaccumulate in the  marine food web, are of growing concern for Australia. These harmful algae pose a threat to  ecosystem and human health, as well as constraining the progress of aquaculture, one of the fastest  growing food sectors in the world. With better monitoring, advanced analytical skills and an  increase in microalgal expertise, many phycotoxins have been identified in Australian coastal  waters in recent years...
February 9, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208795/reliable-identi%C3%AF-cation-of-vehicle-boarding-actions-based-on-fuzzy-inference-syste
#9
DaeHan Ahn, Homin Park, Seokhyun Hwang, Taejoon Park
Existing smartphone-based solutions to prevent distracted driving suffer from inadequate system designs that only recognize simple and clean vehicle-boarding actions, thereby failing to meet the required level of accuracy in real-life environments. In this paper, exploiting unique sensory features consistently monitored from a broad range of complicated vehicle-boarding actions, we propose a reliable and accurate system based on fuzzy inference to classify the sides of vehicle entrancebyleveragingbuilt-insmartphonesensorsonly...
February 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208733/a-survey-on-banknote-recognition-methods-by-various-sensors
#10
REVIEW
Ji Woo Lee, Hyung Gil Hong, Ki Wan Kim, Kang Ryoung Park
Despite a decrease in the use of currency due to the recent growth in the use of electronic financial transactions, real money transactions remain very important in the global market. While performing transactions with real money, touching and counting notes by hand, is still a common practice in daily life, various types of automated machines, such as ATMs and banknote counters, are essential for large-scale and safe transactions. This paper presents studies that have been conducted in four major areas of research (banknote recognition, counterfeit banknote detection, serial number recognition, and fitness classification) in the accurate banknote recognition field by various sensors in such automated machines, and describes the advantages and drawbacks of the methods presented in those studies...
February 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208684/a-real-time-high-performance-computation-architecture-for-multiple-moving-target-tracking-based-on-wide-area-motion-imagery-via-cloud-and-graphic-processing-units
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Kui Liu, Sixiao Wei, Zhijiang Chen, Bin Jia, Genshe Chen, Haibin Ling, Carolyn Sheaff, Erik Blasch
This paper presents the first attempt at combining Cloud with Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) in a complementary manner within the framework of a real-time high performance computation architecture for the application of detecting and tracking multiple moving targets based on Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI). More specifically, the GPU and Cloud Moving Target Tracking (GC-MTT) system applied a front-end web based server to perform the interaction with Hadoop and highly parallelized computation functions based on the Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA©)...
February 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208203/acute-pulmonary-embolism-after-discharge-duration-of-therapy-and-follow-up-testing
#12
Cecilia Becattini, Laura Franco, Giancarlo Agnelli
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a frequent cause of death and serious disability with a risk extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. Anticoagulant treatment reduces the risk for death and recurrent VTE after a first PE. The optimal duration of anticoagulation after a first episode of PE remains controversial and should be made on an individual basis, balancing the estimated risk for recurrence without anticoagulant treatment against bleeding risk under anticoagulation. Current recommendations on duration of anticoagulation are based on a 3% per year risk of major bleeding expected during long-term warfarin treatment...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208197/reversal-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-current-status-and-future-directions
#13
Jeffrey I Weitz
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are increasingly used for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. In phase III clinical trials that included more than 100,000 patients, the DOACs were at least as effective as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and were associated with less serious bleeding, particularly less intracranial bleeding. Real-world evidence supports these outcomes. Despite this, some physicians and patients are concerned about serious bleeding or emergencies unless specific reversal agents for the DOACs are available...
February 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207934/role-of-hla-c-06-in-clinical-response-to-ustekinumab-evidence-from-real-life-in-a-large-cohort-of-european-patients
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M Talamonti, M Galluzzo, J M van den Reek, E M de Jong, J L W Lambert, P Malagoli, L Bianchi, A Costanzo
BACKGROUND: Little is known about role of HLA-C*06 related to response to psoriasis treatments. OBJECTIVES: This study that involved four European centres aims to confirm the role of HLA-C*06 in a new large cohort of patients, as a pharmacogenetic marker of response to ustekinumab. METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study we reviewed data of 255 psoriasis patients genotyped for HLA-C*06, which have started ustekinumab treatment between January 2014 and March 2015...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207856/biodiesel-production-potential-from-fat-fraction-of-municipal-waste-in-makkah
#15
K Shahzad, A S Nizami, M Sagir, M Rehan, S Maier, M Z Khan, O K M Ouda, I M I Ismail, A O BaFail
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), millions of Muslims come to perform Pilgrimage every year. Around one million ton of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in Makkah city annually. The collected MSW is disposed of in the landfills without any treatment or energy recovery. As a result, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contamination of the soil and water bodies along with leachate and odors are occurring in waste disposal vicinities. The composition of MSW shows that food waste is the largest waste stream (up to 51%) of the total generated MSW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207853/numerical-simulations-of-atmospheric-dispersion-of-iodine-131-by-different-models
#16
Ádám Leelőssy, Róbert Mészáros, Attila Kovács, István Lagzi, Tibor Kovács
Nowadays, several dispersion models are available to simulate the transport processes of air pollutants and toxic substances including radionuclides in the atmosphere. Reliability of atmospheric transport models has been demonstrated in several recent cases from local to global scale; however, very few actual emission data are available to evaluate model results in real-life cases. In this study, the atmospheric dispersion of 131I emitted to the atmosphere during an industrial process was simulated with different models, namely the WRF-Chem Eulerian online coupled model and the HYSPLIT and the RAPTOR Lagrangian models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206828/validity-of-the-timed-25-foot-walk-as-an-ambulatory-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Robert W Motl, Jeffrey A Cohen, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick
The Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) includes representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS). One of the MSOAC goals is acceptance and qualification by regulators of performance outcomes that are highly reliable and valid, practical, cost-effective, and meaningful in MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205324/evaluation-of-subcutaneous-glucose-monitoring-systems-under-routine-environmental-conditions-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#18
Felix Aberer, Martin Hajnsek, Markus Rumpler, Sabine Zenz, Petra Baumann, Hesham Elsayed, Adelheid Puffing, Gerlies Treiber, Thomas R Pieber, Harald Sourij, Julia K Mader
: Continuous and flash glucose monitoring (GM) systems have been established in diabetes care. We compared sensor performance of three commercially available GM systems. 12 patients with type 1 diabetes were included in a single-centre, open-label study where sensor performance of Abbott FreeStyle libre (Abbott), Dexcom G4 Platinum (Dexcom) and Medtronic MiniMed 640G (Medtronic) over 12 hours was compared during mimicked real-life conditions (meals, exercise, hypo- and hyperglycaemia)...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205205/regression-of-cutaneous-xerosis-with-emollient-treatment-in-sub-saharan-african-patients
#19
Franck Boralevi, Alain-Patrice Meledie N'Djong, Pauline Yao Yoboue, Ousmane Faye, Mame Thierno Dieng, Sophie Coniquet, Félix Atadokpede, Pascal Antoine Niamba, Alain Delarue, Christine Cazeau
Emollients have proven effective in improving cutaneous xerosis in various populations; however, no clinical data are available for African patients. The observational study "Xerafrica" was conducted by dermatologists in seven sub-Saharan countries to assess the evolution of xerosis after an 8-week treatment with an emollient. Patients were children above 3 years or adults. Secondary objectives were to assess pruritus, improvement in symptoms, quality of life, satisfaction, and tolerance. An analysis of 185 patients was made...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204996/incidence-of-taxane-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-receiving-treatment-and-prescription-patterns-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#20
Su Jeong Song, Ji Min, Sung Yun Suh, Sun Hoi Jung, Hyeon Joo Hahn, Seock-Ah Im, Ju-Yeun Lee
PURPOSE: Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN) can affect quality of life and treatment outcomes in breast cancer patients. Despite the high incidence, treatment of PN has not been established. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and prescribing pattern of TIPN receiving pharmacologic treatment in real-world practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 1629 breast cancer patients who received taxanes at the Seoul National University Hospital from July 2012 to June 2014...
February 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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