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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534775/learning-rotation-invariant-local-binary-descriptor
#1
Yueqi Duan, Jiwen Lu, Jianjiang Feng, Jie Zhou
In this paper, we propose a rotation-invariant local binary descriptor (RI-LBD) learning method for visual recognition. Compared with hand-crafted local binary descriptors such as LBP and its variants which require strong prior knowledge, local binary feature learning methods are more efficient and dataadaptive. Unlike existing learning-based local binary descriptors such as compact binary face descriptor (CBFD) and simultaneous local binary feature learning and encoding (SLBFLE) which are susceptible to rotations, our RI-LBD first categorizes each local patch into a rotational binary pattern (RBP), and then jointly learns the orientation for each pattern and the projection matrix to obtain rotation-invariant local binary descriptors...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534773/sparsity-based-color-image-super-resolution-via-exploiting-cross-channel-constraints
#2
Hojjat Mousavi, Vishal Monga
Sparsity constrained single image super-resolution (SR) has been of much recent interest. A typical approach involves sparsely representing patches in a low-resolution (LR) input image via a dictionary of example LR patches, and then using the coefficients of this representation to generate the highresolution (HR) output via an analogous HR dictionary. However, most existing sparse representation methods for super resolution focus on the luminance channel information and do not capture interactions between color channels...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534130/tissue-distribution-and-dermal-drug-determination-of-indomethacin-transdermal-absorption-patches
#3
Jingjing Ma, Ying Gao, Yinghua Sun, Dawei Ding, Qi Zhang, Bingjun Sun, Menglin Wang, Jin Sun, Zhonggui He
The tissue distribution and percutaneous drug absorption of indomethacin (IND) patches were studied using commercial IND as a comparison. The concentration of IND in skin, plasma, and muscle in mice was measured by LC-MS/MS, and the IND concentration in the dermis of rats was also monitored by microdialysis. After percutaneous administration, the "double-peak" phenomenon occurred in different tissues, and the IND concentration was ranked as skin first, followed by plasma and then muscle. In particular, skin acted as a reservoir for drug release, and the "secondary hump" in tissue distribution was attributed to the subsequent release of lipophilic IND in skin...
May 22, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533947/ungulates-rely-less-on-visual-cues-but-more-on-adapting-movement-behaviour-when-searching-for-forage
#4
Jan A Venter, Herbert H T Prins, Alla Mashanova, Rob Slotow
Finding suitable forage patches in a heterogeneous landscape, where patches change dynamically both spatially and temporally could be challenging to large herbivores, especially if they have no a priori knowledge of the location of the patches. We tested whether three large grazing herbivores with a variety of different traits improve their efficiency when foraging at a heterogeneous habitat patch scale by using visual cues to gain a priori knowledge about potential higher value foraging patches. For each species (zebra (Equus burchelli), red hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus subspecies camaa) and eland (Tragelaphus oryx)), we used step lengths and directionality of movement to infer whether they were using visual cues to find suitable forage patches at a habitat patch scale...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533887/lidocaine-suppresses-glioma-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-trpm7-channels
#5
Tiandong Leng, Suizhen Lin, Zhigang Xiong, Jun Lin
BACKGROUND: Malignant glioma is the most common brain cancer with devastating prognosis. Recurrence of malignant glioma following surgery is very common with few preventive and therapeutic options. Novel targets and therapeutic agents are constantly sought for better outcome. Our previous study established that inhibition of transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) channels resulted in significant decrease of human glioma cell growth and proliferation. As local anesthetic lidocaine has been shown to inhibit TRPM7 currents, we hypothesize that lidocaine may suppress glioma cell proliferation through TRPM7 channel inhibition...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533740/correlation-of-ventricular-arrhythmogenesis-with-neuronal-remodeling-of-cardiac-postganglionic-parasympathetic-neurons-in-the-late-stage-of-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
#6
Dongze Zhang, Huiyin Tu, Chaojun Wang, Liang Cao, Robert L Muelleman, Michael C Wadman, Yu-Long Li
Introduction: Ventricular arrhythmia is a major cause of sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Our recent study demonstrates that N-type Ca(2+) currents in intracardiac ganglionic neurons are reduced in the late stage of CHF rats. Rat intracardiac ganglia are divided into the atrioventricular ganglion (AVG) and sinoatrial ganglion. Only AVG nerve terminals innervate the ventricular myocardium. In this study, we tested the correlation of electrical remodeling in AVG neurons with ventricular arrhythmogenesis in CHF rats...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533325/physiologic-regulation-of-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-involves-connexin-36-containing-gap-junctions
#7
Varinder K Lall, Gareth Bruce, Larysa Voytenko, Mark Drinkhill, Kerstin Wellershaus, Klaus Willecke, Jim Deuchars, Susan A Deuchars
Chronically elevated sympathetic nervous activity underlies many cardiovascular diseases. Elucidating the mechanisms contributing to sympathetic nervous system output may reveal new avenues of treatment. The contribution of the gap junctional protein connexin 36 (Cx36) to the regulation of sympathetic activity and thus blood pressure and heart rate was determined using a mouse with specific genetic deletion of Cx36. Ablation of the Cx36 protein was confirmed in sympathetic preganglionic neurons of Cx36 knockout (KO) mice...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533140/3d-interactive-surgical-visualization-system-using-mobile-spatial-information-acquisition-and-autostereoscopic-display
#8
Zhencheng Fan, Yitong Weng, Guowen Chen, Hongen Liao
Three-dimensional (3D) visualization of preoperative and intraoperative medical information becomes more and more important in minimally invasive surgery. We develop a 3D interactive surgical visualization system using mobile spatial information acquisition and autostereoscopic display for surgeons to observe surgical target intuitively. The spatial information of regions of interest (ROIs) is captured by the mobile device and transferred to a server for further image processing. Triangular patches of intraoperative data with texture are calculated with a dimension-reduced triangulation algorithm and a projection-weighted mapping algorithm...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533091/na-h-exchange-regulatory-factor-1-is-required-for-romk1-k-channel-expression-in-the-surface-membrane-of-cultured-m-1-cortical-collecting-duct-cells
#9
Takashi Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Taira Mayanagi, Kenji Sobue, Manabu Kubokawa
The ROMK1 K(+) channel, a member of the ROMK channel family, is the major candidate for the K(+) secretion pathway in the renal cortical collecting duct (CCD). ROMK1 possesses a PDZ domain-binding motif at its C-terminus that is considered a modulator of ROMK1 expression via interaction with Na(+)/H(+) exchange regulatory factor (NHERF) 1 and NHERF2 scaffold protein. Although NHERF1 is a potential binding partner of the ROMK1 K(+) channel, the interaction between NHERF1 and K(+) channel activity remains unclear...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533050/dual-core-steered-non-rigid-registration-for-multi-modal-images-via-bi-directional-image-synthesis
#10
Xiaohuan Cao, Jianhua Yang, Yaozong Gao, Yanrong Guo, Guorong Wu, Dinggang Shen
In prostate cancer radiotherapy, computed tomography (CT) is widely used for dose planning purposes. However, because CT has low soft tissue contrast, it makes manual contouring difficult for major pelvic organs. In contrast, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides high soft tissue contrast, which makes it ideal for accurate manual contouring. Therefore, the contouring accuracy on CT can be significantly improved if the contours in MRI can be mapped to CT domain by registering MRI with CT of the same subject, which would eventually lead to high treatment efficacy...
May 13, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531982/study-of-the-keratin-based-therapeutic-dermal-patches-for-the-delivery-of-bioactive-molecules-for-wound-treatment
#11
Kush Kumar Nayak, Pratima Gupta
In the present study, dressing materials were fabricated in the form of dermal patches. The keratin based biocompatible materials, namely Keratin/Alginate, Keratin/Agar, and Keratin/Gellan were developed as therapeutic dermal patches. The patches were coated with green synthesized silver nanoparticles to prevent the microbial infection and were found to be antimicrobial against pathogens. Papain was used in the patches to acquire the enzymatic cell debridement and its activity was measured by reduction rate of benzoyl-l-arginine ethyl ester...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531136/a-stretchable-electromagnetic-absorber-fabricated-using-screen-printing-technology
#12
Heijun Jeong, Sungjoon Lim
A stretchable electromagnetic absorber fabricated using screen printing technology is proposed in this paper. We used a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate to fabricate the stretchable absorber since PDMS exhibits good dielectric properties, flexibility, and restoring capabilities. DuPont PE872 (DuPont, Wilmington, CT, USA), a stretchable silver conductive ink, was used for the screen printing technique. The reflection coefficient of the absorber was measured using a vector network analyzer and a waveguide...
May 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530624/-buccal-mucosa-graft-for-the-treatment-of-long-ureteral-stenosis-bibliographic-review
#13
Gema Del Pozo Jiménez, Ignacio Castillón-Vela, Joaquín Carballido Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: To perform a literature review on the use of buccal mucosa graft (BMG) in the treatment of extensive ureteral stenosis, according to the criteria of Evidence Based Medicine. METHODS: Pubmed search of published studies with the following keywords: "ureteral stricture treatment", "buccal mucosa graft ureteral treatment" and "buccal mucosa graft ureteroplasty", without time limits, in English and Spanish; 12 articles were identified with a total of 48 cases (46 patients) of BMG use in ureteral repair...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530061/-purpuric-mycosis-fungoides
#14
Boaz Amichai, Boaz Gabay, Mario Cordoba, Deborah Kidron, Marcelo Grunwald
A 26-year-old female presented with 4-years duration of asymptomatic spots on her left leg. She was otherwise healthy. On examination several purpuric patches up to 3 cm. in diameter were found on the flexure aspect of her left leg. Histological examination revealed lymphocytic infiltrate, with mild atypia, with red blood cell extravasation and hemosiderin deposition in the papillary dermis. The clinical and histological findings were compatible with the diagnosis of early stage purpuric mycosis fungoides (MF)...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530059/-chronic-dermatitis-of-the-dorsum-of-the-feet-and-shins-due-to-allergic-contact-dermatitis-to-leather-products
#15
Liran Horev
A 40 year old woman presented with dermatitis mainly involving her dorsal feet and shins, a condition which was present for a prolonged period of time. The distribution was suggestive of allergic contact dermatitis, possibly to her shoes. Patch tests disclosed allergy to chromates, cobalt, colophony, all present in leather products, and allergy to myroxylon pereirae (Balsam of Peru). The patient was instructed to avoid wearing some of her shoes and sitting on her leather sofa. As a consequence, her symptoms ameliorated...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530004/patch-based-discrete-registration-of-clinical-brain-images
#16
Adrian V Dalca, Andreea Bobu, Natalia S Rost, Polina Golland
We introduce a method for registration of brain images acquired in clinical settings. The algorithm relies on three-dimensional patches in a discrete registration framework to estimate correspondences. Clinical images present significant challenges for computational analysis. Fast acquisition often results in images with sparse slices, severe artifacts, and variable fields of view. Yet, large clinical datasets hold a wealth of clinically relevant information. Despite significant progress in image registration, most algorithms make strong assumptions about the continuity of image data, failing when presented with clinical images that violate these assumptions...
October 2016: Patch-Based Techniques in Medical Imaging: Second International Workshop, Patch-MI 2016, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, October 17, 2016, Proceedings. Patch-MI (Workshop) (2nd: 2016: Athens, Greece)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529760/denoising-techniques-in-adaptive-multi-resolution-domains-with-applications-to-biomedical-images
#17
Salim Lahmiri
Variational mode decomposition (VMD) is a new adaptive multi-resolution technique suitable for signal denoising purpose. The main focus of this work has been to study the feasibility of several image denoising techniques in empirical mode decomposition (EMD) and VMD domains. A comparative study is made using 11 techniques widely used in the literature, including Wiener filter, first-order local statistics, fourth partial differential equation, nonlinear complex diffusion process, linear complex diffusion process (LCDP), probabilistic non-local means, non-local Euclidean medians, non-local means, non-local patch regression, discrete wavelet transform and wavelet packet transform...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529686/negative-afterimages-from-flicker-augmented-colors
#18
Stuart Anstis
A patch that alternates between two hues such as dark green and light blue looks greenish on a light gray surround and bluish on a dark gray surround ("flicker-augmented contrast"). Thus, when an edge alternates between two hues in the same location, the visual system selects the more salient hue-the one with the higher Michelson contrast. However, the afterimage is the same pink, driven by the time integral of the physical, not the perceptual, adapting hues and regardless of the surround luminance. So the process of edge biasing does not transfer to the mechanism that creates afterimages...
March 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529396/integral-equation-and-thermodynamic-perturbation-theory-for-a-two-dimensional-model-of-dimerising-fluid
#19
Tomaz Urbic
In this paper we applied an analytical theory for the two dimensional dimerising fluid. We applied Wertheims thermodynamic perturbation theory (TPT) and integral equation theory (IET) for associative liquids to the dimerising model with arbitrary position of dimerising points from center of the particles. The theory was used to study thermodynamical and structural properties. To check the accuracy of the theories we compared theoretical results with corresponding results obtained by Monte Carlo computer simulations...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular Liquids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529152/coevolution-of-patch-type-dependent-emigration-and-patch-type-dependent-immigration
#20
Helene C Weigang
The three phases of dispersal - emigration, transfer and immigration - are affecting each other and the former and latter decisions may depend on patch types. Despite the inevitable fact of the complexity of the dispersal process, patch-type dependencies of dispersal decisions modelled as emigration and immigration are usually missing in theoretical dispersal models. Here, I investigate the coevolution of patch-type dependent emigration and patch-type dependent immigration in an extended Hamilton-May model...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
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