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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446015/realistic-electric-field-mapping-of-anisotropic-muscle-during-electrical-stimulation-using-a-combination-of-water-diffusion-tensor-and-electrical-conductivity
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Bup Kyung Choi, Tong In Oh, Saurav Zk Sajib, Jin Woong Kim, Hyung Joong Kim, Oh In Kwon, Eung Je Woo
PURPOSE: To realistically map the electric fields of biological tissues using a diffusion tensor magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (DT-MREIT) method to estimate tissue response during electrical stimulation. METHODS: Imaging experiments were performed using chunks of bovine muscle. Two silver wire electrodes were positioned inside the muscle tissue for electrical stimulation. Electric pulses were applied with a 100-V amplitude and 100-μs width using a voltage stimulator...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445998/infrared-raman-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-study-of-sio2-c-nanopowders
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Dariya Savchenko, Vladimir Vorliček, Ekaterina Kalabukhova, Aleksandr Sitnikov, Andrii Vasin, Dmytro Kysil, Stanislav Sevostianov, Valentyn Tertykh, Alexei Nazarov
Optical and magnetic properties of SiO2:C nanopowders obtained by chemical and thermal modification of fumed silica were studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman, continuous wave (CW) electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), echo-detected EPR and pulsed electron nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy. Two overlapping signals of Lorentzian lineshape were detected in CW EPR spectra of the initial SiO2:C. The EPR signal at g = 2.0055(3) is due to the silicon dangling bonds, which vanishes after thermal annealing, and the second EPR signal at g = 2...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445997/using-metal-multilayer-dielectric-structure-to-increase-sensitivity-of-surface-plasmon-resonance-sensor
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Svitlana G Ilchenko, Ruslan A Lymarenko, Victor B Taranenko
We propose using a specially designed metal-multilayer-dielectric structure deposited on glass substrate to enhance the evanescent field and improve the sensitivity of the surface plasmon resonance sensor. The proposed structure supports both hybrid plasmonic transverse magnetic modes and conventional waveguide transverse electric modes. We show numerically the significant enhancement of the evanescent field and improvement of the sensitivity for the waveguide transverse electric mode.
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445921/assessment-of-the-synergic-effect-of-immunomodulation-on-nerve-repair-using-multi-parametric-mr-imaging
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Chu-Shan Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Yue-Yao Chen, Fang Zhang, Xiao-Hui Duan, Mei-Wei Chen, Lie-Jing Lu, Jun Shen
Introduction:The immune system plays a pivotal role in nerve injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of multi-parametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the evaluation of the synergic effect of immunomodulation on nerve regeneration in neurotmesis. METHODS: Rats with sciatic nerve neurotmesis and surgical repair underwent serial multi-parametric MR examinations over an 8 week period after subepineurial microinjection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and subsequent subcutaneous injection of FK506 or subepineurial microinjection of LPS or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) alone...
April 26, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445905/prenatal-diagnosis-of-galen-vein-aneurysm-using-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-perinatal-and-long-term-neurological-outcomes-a-case-series
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Pedro Pires, Larisse de Brito Aurélio Martins, Norma Maria Tenório Brito Pires, Heron Werner, Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward Araujo Júnior
Objective To describe the prenatal diagnosis of Galen vein aneurysm (GVA) based on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a series of cases, as well as its postnatal outcomes and follow-up until 4 years of age. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study was performed, analyzing a database comprising seven cases of prenatal diagnosis of GVA at two Brazilian institutions from February of 2000 to May of 2012. The following data were evaluated: gestational age at diagnosis, GVA dimensions on ultrasonography, associated fetal changes, findings on fetal echocardiography, gestational age at delivery, type of delivery, birth weight, Apgar score at the 1st and 5th minutes, neonatal outcomes, and survival with follow-up until 4 years of age...
April 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445795/a-novel-approach-to-calculating-small-intestine-length-based-on-magnetic-resonance-enterography
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Nicole A Wilson, Hyung-Soon Park, Kyoung Soub Lee, Lauren K Barron, Brad W Warner
BACKGROUND: Bowel length is an important factor in the management of patients with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, it is difficult to accurately measure the length of the small intestine. Our purpose was to demonstrate the feasibility of a dedicated software algorithm for calculating small intestine length based on magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) images. STUDY DESIGN: A custom algorithm for image thresholding, wall-identification, segmentation, and path extraction was designed and implemented...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445774/voxresnet-deep-voxelwise-residual-networks-for-brain-segmentation-from-3d-mr-images
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Hao Chen, Qi Dou, Lequan Yu, Jing Qin, Pheng-Ann Heng
Segmentation of key brain tissues from 3D medical images is of great significance for brain disease diagnosis, progression assessment and monitoring of neurologic conditions. While manual segmentation is time-consuming, laborious, and subjective, automated segmentation is quite challenging due to the complicated anatomical environment of brain and the large variations of brain tissues. We propose a novel voxelwise residual network (VoxResNet) with a set of effective training schemes to cope with this challenging problem...
April 23, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445695/neural-correlates-of-evoked-phantom-limb-sensations
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J Andoh, M Diers, C Milde, C Köppe, D Kleinböhl, H Flor
Previous work showed the existence of changes in the topographic organization within the somatosensory cortex (SI) in amputees with phantom limb pain, however, the link between nonpainful phantom sensations such as cramping or tingling or the percept of the limb and cortical changes is less clear. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in a highly selective group of limb amputees who experienced inducible and reproducible nonpainful phantom sensations. A standardized procedure was used to locate body sites eliciting phantom sensations in each amputee...
April 23, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445688/resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-amygdala-in-suicide-attempters-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Seung-Gul Kang, Kyoung-Sae Na, Jae-Won Choi, Jeong-Hee Kim, Young-Don Son, Yu Jin Lee
In this study, we investigated the difference in resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) of the amygdala between suicide attempters and non-suicide attempters with major depressive disorder (MDD) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This study included 19 suicide attempters with MDD and 19 non-suicide attempters with MDD. RSFC was compared between the two groups and the regression analyses were conducted to identify the correlation between RSFC and Scale for Suicide Ideation (SSI) scores in the suicide attempt group...
April 23, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445683/impact-of-preoperative-breast-mr-imaging-and-mr-guided-surgery-on-diagnosis-and-surgical-outcome-of-women-with-invasive-breast-cancer-with-and-without-dcis-component
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Christiane K Kuhl, Kevin Strobel, Heribert Bieling, Eva Wardelmann, Walther Kuhn, Nikolaus Maass, Simone Schrading
Purpose To (a) compare the diagnostic accuracy of breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with that of conventional imaging (digital mammography and breast ultrasonography) in the identification of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) components of biopsy-proven invasive breast cancer before surgery and (b) investigate the surgical outcome (positive margin rates and mastectomy rates) of women with breast cancer who underwent preoperative MR imaging combined with MR-guided needle biopsy and/or MR-guided lesion localization or bracketing where appropriate...
April 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445622/thiocarbohydrates-on-gold-nanoparticles-strong-influences-of-stereocenters-on-binding-affinitiy-and-interparticle-forces
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Torsten Linker, Prashant Pavashe, Werner Fudickar
Carbohydrates carrying thiol groups at the C-2 position have been attached to gold nanoparticles (AuNP) with stereocenters in close proximity to the surface for the first time. Their configurations can be clearly distinguished by the tendency of particle aggregation. AuNP surface plasmon resonance (SPR), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and IR spectroscopy indicate that the thiocarbohydrates replace citrate molecules at different rates causing aggregation and eventually precipitation. A quantitative formulation of this aggregation process shows that reactivities can vary by several magnitudes...
April 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445526/biosynthesis-of-the-oxygenated-diterpene-nezukol-in-the-medicinal-plant-isodon-rubescens-is-catalyzed-by-a-pair-of-diterpene-synthases
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Kyle A Pelot, David M Hagelthorn, J Bennett Addison, Philipp Zerbe
Plants produce an immense diversity of natural products (i.e. secondary or specialized metabolites) that offer a rich source of known and potentially new pharmaceuticals and other desirable bioproducts. The Traditional Chinese Medicinal plant Isodon rubescens (Lamiaceae) contains an array of bioactive labdane-related diterpenoid natural products. Of these, the ent-kauranoid oridonin is the most prominent specialized metabolite that has been extensively studied for its potent antimicrobial and anticancer efficacy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445498/metabolic-profiles-by-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-natalizumab-associated-post-pml-lesions-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-who-survived-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-pml
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Ruth Schneider, Barbara Bellenberg, Robert Hoepner, Eva-Maria Kolb, Gisa Ellrichmann, Aiden Haghikia, Ralf Gold, Carsten Lukas
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis-related progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) significantly improve clinical outcomes. However, there is a lack of information regarding the restart of immunomodulatory therapy in the post-PML setting, when multiple sclerosis activity reappears. We aimed at the examination of metabolic differences using 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) in multiple sclerosis patients at various post-PML stages and at the exploration of differences according to their disease and JC virus (JCV) status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445417/ins-gnss-integration-for-aerobatic-flight-applications-and-aircraft-motion-surveying
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Edgar L V Hinüber, Christian Reimer, Tim Schneider, Michael Stock
This paper presents field tests of challenging flight applications obtained with a new family of lightweight low-power INS/GNSS (inertial navigation system/global satellite navigation system) solutions based on MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical- sensor) machined sensors, being used for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) navigation and control as well as for aircraft motion dynamics analysis and trajectory surveying. One key is a 42+ state extended Kalman-filter-based powerful data fusion, which also allows the estimation and correction of parameters that are typically affected by sensor aging, especially when applying MEMS-based inertial sensors, and which is not yet deeply considered in the literature...
April 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445312/early-progression-of-brain-atrophy-in-patients-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-case-reports
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Hiroshi Kataoka, Nobuhiro Sawa, Yasuyo Tonomura, Satoshi Ueno
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis responds to immunnotherapy, and approximately 80% of patients with this disorder fully recover or have only minor sequelae. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not show a specific abnormality, but some patients have progressive cerebral atrophy. The cerebral atrophy can become reversible after clinical improvement. METHODS: We describe 3 patients with diffuse cerebral atrophy (DCA) on serial brain MRI...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445310/diagnostic-accuracy-of-serum-alanine-aminotransferase-as-biomarker-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-insulin-resistance-in-healthy-subjects-using-3t-mr-spectroscopy
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Jose Luis Martin-Rodriguez, Jorge Gonzalez-Cantero, Alvaro Gonzalez-Cantero, Juan Pedro Arrebola, Jorge Luis Gonzalez-Calvin
Recognition of the close relationship of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) with diabetes mellitus 2, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease has stimulated growing interest in NAFLD as a public health problem. Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) has been proposed as a marker of NAFLD, but levels are within the range currently considered "normal" in a large proportion of NAFLD subjects.The aim of the study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of serum ALT for identifying individuals with NAFLD, using 3-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-MRS)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445282/a-case-report-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-manifesting-bilateral-basal-ganglia-lesions
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Bing Niu, Zhenzhen Zou, Yuqin Shen, Bingzhen Cao
RATIONALE: Peripheral neurological complications in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) seem the most common, however the involvement of central nervous system (CNS) remains unclear. While abnormalities in pSS revealed by brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are usually small discrete hyperintense areas in the white matter on T2-FLAIR weighted MRI, massive brain lesions have been rarely reported, particularly in bilateral basal ganglia. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 51-year-old woman exhibited dizziness, slurred speech and hemiplegia as a manifestation of pSS...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445276/correlation-between-prefrontal-striatal-pathway-impairment-and-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-leukoaraiosis
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Shuangkun Wang, Junliang Yuan, Xiaojuan Guo, Leilei Teng, Hua Jiang, Hua Gu, Wenli Hu, Tao Jiang
Our study aimed to investigate the changes of white matter microstructure of cortico-subcortical pathways using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and to explore the relationship between abnormal parameters of DTI and cognitive function underlying in patients with leukoaraiosis (LA).A total of 42 patients with LA and 42 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited from Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University between January 2012 and December 2012. All the subjects underwent scans of conventional magnetic resonance imaging and DTI, and a comprehensive neuropsychological battery was utilized...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445224/impact-of-6-consecutive-days-of-sprint-training-in-hypoxia-on-performance-in-competitive-sprint-runners
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Nobukazu Kasai, Sahiro Mizuno, Sayuri Ishimoto, Etsuko Sakamoto, Misato Maruta, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Yuko Kurosawa, Kazushige Goto
The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of 6 successive days of repeated sprint training in moderate hypoxia on anaerobic capacity in 100-200-m sprint runners. Eighteen male sprint runners (age, 20.0 ± 0.3 years; height, 175.9 ± 1.1 cm; body mass, 65.0 ± 1.2 kg) performed repeated cycling sprints for 6 consecutive days in either normoxic (NOR; fraction of inspired oxygen [FiO2], 20.9%; n = 9) or hypoxic conditions (HYPO; FiO2, 14.5%; n = 9). The repeated sprint ability (10 × 6-s sprints), 30-s maximal sprint ability, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), and 60-m running time on the track were measured before and after the training period...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445133/baicalein-decreases-uric-acid-and-prevents-hyperuricemic-nephropathy-in-mice
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Xiaolu Meng, Zhuo Mao, Xin Li, Dandan Zhong, Min Li, Yingli Jia, Jing Wei, Baoxue Yang, Hong Zhou
Baicalein, a natural flavonoid, is structurally advantageous for binding to xanthine oxidoreductase. In our study, molecular docking analysis and Surface Plasmon Resonance revealed a direct interaction between baicalein and xanthine oxidoreductase. Moreover, 50 mg/kg/d baicalein treatment significantly suppressed the viability of xanthine oxidoreductase in hyperuricemia mouse model. The data showed that baicalein remarkably prevented renal dysfunction, ameliorated kidney fibrosis, alleviated epithelial-mesenchymal transition and oxidative stress in hyperuricemia mice...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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