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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925644/evaluation-of-renal-parenchyma-elasticity-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-quantification-in-nutcracker-syndrome-and-comparisons-with-grayscale-doppler-sonography-and-laboratory-findings
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Tumay Bekci, Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Gurkan Genc, Demet Tekcan, Ahmet Veysel Polat, Leman Tomak
OBJECTIVES: We sought to evaluate renal parenchymal elasticity with Virtual Touch quantification of acoustic radiation force impulse imaging in nutcracker syndrome and to compare shear-wave velocity (SWV) values with grayscale Doppler sonography and laboratory findings. METHODS: Thirty-eight healthy volunteers and forty-three nutcracker syndrome patients were enrolled in this prospective study. SWV values for both kidneys in nutcracker syndrome patients and healthy volunteers were evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925013/myocardial-dysfunction-in-children-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-an-echocardiographic-study
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Katarzyna Niewiadomska-Jarosik, Justyna Zamojska, Agata Zamecznik, Agnieszka Wosiak, Piotr Jarosik, Jerzy Stańczyk
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is about 3-10% of live-born newborns and can be as high as 20% in developing countries. It may result in the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases later in life. METHODS: The aim of this study was echocardiographic evaluation, with the use of conventional and tissue Doppler parameters, of cardiac function in children born with IUGR, and comparison with healthy peers born as normally grown foetuses...
December 7, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924959/effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-body-composition-and-arterial-stiffness
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Yusuf Sezen, Ibrahim Halil Altiparmak, Muslihittin Emre Erkus, Aydemir Kocarslan, Zekeriya Kaya, Ozgur Gunebakmaz, Recep Demirbag
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of Ramadan fasting on body composition, arterial stiffness and resting heart rate. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the Department of Cardiology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey, during Ramadan 2015, and comprised overweight and obese males. Body composition, arterial stiffness and echocardiography were assessed before and after Ramadan. Body composition was assessed by bioelectrical impedance analysis using segmental body composition analyser...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924669/effects-of-15%C3%A2-hz-square-wave-magnetic-fields-on-the-voltage-gated-sodium-and-potassium-channels-in-prefrontal-cortex-pyramidal-neurons
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Yu Zheng, Jun-Rong Dou, Yang Gao, Lei Dong, Gang Li
PURPOSE: Although magnetic fields have significant effects on neurons, little is known about the mechanisms behind their effects. The present study aimed to measure the effects of magnetic fields on ion channels in cortical pyramidal neurons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cortical pyramidal neurons of Kunming mice were isolated and then subjected to 15 Hz, 1 mT square wave (duty ratio 50%) magnetic fields stimulation. Sodium currents (INa), transient potassium currents (IA) and delayed rectifier potassium currents (IK) were recorded by whole-cell patch clamp method...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923972/lifestyle-behaviors-subjective-health-and-quality-of-life-among-chinese-men-living-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ghose Bishwajit, Shangfeng Tang, Sanni Yaya, Zhifei He, Zhanchun Feng
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between self-reported health (SRH) and quality of life (QoL) with five lifestyle-related behaviors including tobacco smoking, drinking alcohol, physical activity status, consumption of fruits, and consumption of vegetables among men diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Participants were 786 Chinese men older than 40 years and living in urban households. Cross-sectional data on self-rated health, associated sociodemographics, and health-related behaviors were collected from the Study on Global AGEing and Health (Wave 1) of World Health Organization...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923462/prognostic-implications-of-newly-developed-t-wave-inversion-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial%C3%A2-infarction
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Man-Jong Lee, Ji-Hoon Jang, Myung-Dong Lee, Sung Woo Kwon, Sung-Hee Shin, Sang-Don Park, Seong-Ill Woo, Dae-Hyeok Kim, Jun Kwan, Keum-Soo Park
We investigated the prognostic value of newly developed T-wave inversion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. New T-wave inversion was defined as new onset of T-wave inversion after the primary PCI, without negative T waves on the presenting electrocardiogram. The primary end point was the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), which consisted of cardiovascular mortality, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and rehospitalization for heart failure...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921196/danshen-injection-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-unstable-angina-pectoris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jia-Rui Wu, Shi Liu, Xiao-Meng Zhang, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of Danshen Injection (, DS) as one adjuvant treatment for conventional therapy with Western medicine (WM) for unstable angina pectoris (UAP). METHODS: Using literature databases, a thorough and systematic retrieval of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing DS plus WM with WM was conducted from inception to April 2015. The extracted data from included studies was analyzed by Review Manager 5...
December 5, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920128/forward-and-backward-pressure-waveform-morphology-in-hypertension
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Ye Li, Haotian Gu, Henry Fok, Jordi Alastruey, Philip Chowienczyk
We tested the hypothesis that increased pulse wave reflection and altered backward waveform morphology contribute to increased pulse pressure in subjects with higher pulse pressure compared with lower pulse pressure and to actions of vasoactive drugs to increase pulse pressure. We examined the relationship of backward to forward wave morphology in 158 subjects who were evaluated for hypertension (including some normotensive subjects) divided into 3 groups by central pulse pressure: group 1, 33±6.5 mm Hg; group 2, 45±4...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919159/atrial-conduction-times-and-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-their-relation-with-diastolic-function-in-prediabetic-patients
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Naile Eris Gudul, Turgut Karabag, Muhammet Rasit Sayin, Taner Bayraktaroglu, Mustafa Aydin
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate atrial conduction times and left atrial mechanical functions, the noninvasive predictors of atrial fibrillation, in prediabetic patients with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Methods: Study included 59 patients (23 males, 36 females; mean age 52.5 ± 10.6 years) diagnosed with IFG or IGT by the American Diabetes Association criteria, and 43 healthy adults (22 males, 21 females; mean age 48...
December 6, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917478/emotional-abuse-history-and-migraine-among-young-adults-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-add-health-dataset
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Monita Karmakar, Aliaksandr A Amialchuk
OBJECTIVES: To define and examine the relationship between self-reported childhood abuse and migraine among young adults. BACKGROUND: Headache and migraine have been linked to childhood abuse in numerous studies, but there is incomplete characterization of headache types, and limited assessment of abuse types and frequency. Only one population-based study has examined the relationship between emotional abuse and migraine. None have investigated the temporal relationship between onset of abuse and of migraine...
December 5, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915992/plasma-phospholipids-are-associated-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Jin-Biao Zhang, Yan-Nan Cong, Zhen-Guang Li, Hai-Rong Sun, Jiang-Shan Zhang, Peng-Fei Wang, Qi-Zhan Wu
Phospholipids (PLs) and their metabolisms are closely allied to nosogenesis and aggravation of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cognitive impairment. The aim of this study is to characterize the plasma levels of phospholipids in type 2 diabetes patients and type 2 diabetes patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and to identify potential biomarkers of type 2 diabetes patients with MCI. In this cross-sectional study, A total of 374 type 2 diabetes patients were prospectively enrolled. There were 103 patients with MCI and 271 patients without MCI (control)...
December 1, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914386/single-sensor-cue-counting-population-density-estimation-average-probability-of-detection-of-broadband-clicks
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Elizabeth T Küsel, Martin Siderius, David K Mellinger
Odontocete echolocation clicks have been used as a preferred cue for density estimation using single-sensor data sets, requiring estimation of detection probability as a function of range. Many such clicks can be very broadband in nature, with 10-dB bandwidths of 20-40 kHz or more. Detection distances are not readily obtained from single-sensor data. Here, the average detection probability is estimated in a Monte Carlo simulation using the passive sonar equation along with transmission loss calculations to estimate the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of tens of thousands of click realizations...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914382/multichannel-processing-for-dispersion-curves-extraction-of-ultrasonic-axial-transmission-signals-comparisons-and-case-studies
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Kailiang Xu, Dean Ta, Didier Cassereau, Bo Hu, Weiqi Wang, Pascal Laugier, Jean-Gabriel Minonzio
Some pioneering studies have shown the clinical feasibility of long bones evaluation using ultrasonic guided waves. Such a strategy is typically designed to determine the dispersion information of the guided modes to infer the elastic and structural characteristics of cortical bone. However, there are still some challenges to extract multimode dispersion curves due to many practical limitations, e.g., high spectral density of modes, limited spectral resolution and poor signal-to-noise ratio. Recently, two representative signal processing methods have been proposed to improve the dispersion curves extraction...
September 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913340/efficient-3d-reconstruction-in-ultrasound-elastography-via-a-sparse-iteration-based-on-markov-random-fields
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Atul Ingle, Tomy Varghese, William Sethares
Percutaneous needle-based liver ablation procedures are becoming increasingly common for treatment of small isolated tumors in hepatocellular carcinoma patients who are not candidates for surgery. Rapid three dimensional visualization of liver ablations has potential clinical value because it can enable interventional radiologists to plan and execute needle-based ablation procedures with real time feedback. Ensuring the right volume of tissue is ablated is desirable to avoid recurrence of tumors from residual untreated cancerous cells...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913247/vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-asthma-in-a-us-nationwide-study
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Yueh-Ying Han, Erick Forno, Juan C Celedón
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency (a serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D level of <30 ng/mL) has been associated with asthma morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To examine vitamin D insufficiency, asthma, and lung function among US children and adults. METHODS: Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2001 to 2010, we examined vitamin D insufficiency and (1) current asthma or wheeze in 10,860 children (6-17 years) and 24,115 adults (18-79 years) and (2) lung function in a subset of participants...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913147/electro-kinetically-driven-peristaltic-transport-of-viscoelastic-physiological-fluids-through-a-finite-length-capillary-mathematical-modelling
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Dharmendra Tripathi, Ashu Yadav, O Anwar Bég
Analytical solutions are developed for the electro-kinetic flow of a viscoelastic biological liquid in a finite length cylindrical capillary geometry under peristaltic waves. The Jefferys' non-Newtonian constitutive model is employed to characterize rheological properties of the fluid. The unsteady conservation equations for mass and momentum with electro-kinetic and Darcian porous medium drag force terms are reduced to a system of steady linearized conservation equations in an axisymmetric coordinate system...
November 29, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912210/relative-contributions-of-arterial-stiffness-and-hypertension-to-cardiovascular-disease-the-framingham-heart-study
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Teemu J Niiranen, Bindu Kalesan, Naomi M Hamburg, Emelia J Benjamin, Gary F Mitchell, Ramachandran S Vasan
BACKGROUND: The presence and implications of abnormal arterial stiffness, a potential independent predictor of outcomes, in community-dwelling treated hypertensives is unknown. Furthermore, limited data exist regarding the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with arterial stiffness across the entire range of blood pressure. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) and classical CVD risk factors in 2127 community-dwelling participants (mean age 60 years, 57% women) of The Framingham Offspring Cohort...
October 26, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911457/what-is-the-impact-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-on-semen-parameters-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammad H Radfar, Nasser Simforoosh, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Mehdi H Ramezani, Mohammad J Mollakoochakian, Maryam Nikravesh, Hamidreza Shemshaki
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is an important tool for the management of urolithiasis. The effects of shockwaves on tissues are established. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the microscopic semen characteristics of young men before and after ESWL treatment for lower ureteral calculi. METHODS: Literature searches were performed following the Cochrane guidelines. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that included six trials that investigated the effects of ESWL on semen parameters, including sperm concentration, motility, and hematospermia...
December 2, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910650/full-wave-feasibility-study-of-anti-radar-diagnostic-of-magnetic-field-based-on-o-x-mode-conversion-and-oblique-reflectometry-imaging
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Orso Meneghini, Francesco A Volpe
An innovative millimeter wave diagnostic is proposed to measure the local magnetic field and edge current as a function of the minor radius in the tokamak pedestal region. The idea is to identify the direction of minimum reflectivity at the O-mode cutoff layer. Correspondingly, the transmissivity due to O-X mode conversion is maximum. That direction, and the angular map of reflectivity around it, contains information on the magnetic field vector B at the cutoff layer. Probing the plasma with different wave frequencies provides the radial profile of B...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910411/design-and-characterization-of-a-prototype-divertor-viewing-infrared-video-bolometer-for-nstx-u
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G G van Eden, M L Reinke, B J Peterson, T K Gray, L F Delgado-Aparicio, M A Jaworski, J Lore, K Mukai, R Sano, S N Pandya, T W Morgan
The InfraRed Video Bolometer (IRVB) is a powerful tool to measure radiated power in magnetically confined plasmas due to its ability to obtain 2D images of plasma emission using a technique that is compatible with the fusion nuclear environment. A prototype IRVB has been developed and installed on NSTX-U to view the lower divertor. The IRVB is a pinhole camera which images radiation from the plasma onto a 2.5 μm thick, 9 × 7 cm(2) Pt foil and monitors the resulting spatio-temporal temperature evolution using an IR camera...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
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