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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730651/a-comparison-of-the-electrophysiologic-and-electroanatomic-characteristics-between-the-right-and-left-atrium-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-is-the-right-atrium-a-window-into-the-left
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Sandeep Prabhu, Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Alex Ja McLellan, Kah Y Peck, Bupesh Pathik, Chrishan J Nalliah, Geoff R Wong, Sonia M Azzopardi, Geoffrey Lee, Justin Mariani, Liang-Han Ling, Andrew J Taylor, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
INTRODUCTION: The right atrium (RA) is readily accessible; however, it is unclear whether changes in the RA are representative of the LA. We performed detailed bi-atrial electroanatomic mapping to determine the electrophysiological relationship between the atria. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with persistent AF underwent bi-atrial electroanatomical mapping with a contact force catheter acquiring points with a CF > 10 g prior to ablation. Points were analyzed for tissue voltage, complex electrograms, low voltage (< 0...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727850/hybrid-cubature-kalman-filtering-for-identifying-nonlinear-models-from-sampled-recording-estimation-of-neuronal-dynamics
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Mahmoud K Madi, Fadi N Karameh
Kalman filtering methods have long been regarded as efficient adaptive Bayesian techniques for estimating hidden states in models of linear dynamical systems under Gaussian uncertainty. Recent advents of the Cubature Kalman filter (CKF) have extended this efficient estimation property to nonlinear systems, and also to hybrid nonlinear problems where by the processes are continuous and the observations are discrete (continuous-discrete CD-CKF). Employing CKF techniques, therefore, carries high promise for modeling many biological phenomena where the underlying processes exhibit inherently nonlinear, continuous, and noisy dynamics and the associated measurements are uncertain and time-sampled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726729/online-denoising-based-on-the-second-order-adaptive-statistics-model
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Sheng-Lun Yi, Xue-Bo Jin, Ting-Li Su, Zhen-Yun Tang, Fa-Fa Wang, Na Xiang, Jian-Lei Kong
Online denoising is motivated by real-time applications in the industrial process, where the data must be utilizable soon after it is collected. Since the noise in practical process is usually colored, it is quite a challenge for denoising techniques. In this paper, a novel online denoising method was proposed to achieve the processing of the practical measurement data with colored noise, and the characteristics of the colored noise were considered in the dynamic model via an adaptive parameter. The proposed method consists of two parts within a closed loop: the first one is to estimate the system state based on the second-order adaptive statistics model and the other is to update the adaptive parameter in the model using the Yule-Walker algorithm...
July 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725549/performance-of-unscented-kalman-filter-tractography-in-edema-analysis-of-the-two-tensor-model
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Ruizhi Liao, Lipeng Ning, Zhenrui Chen, Laura Rigolo, Shun Gong, Ofer Pasternak, Alexandra J Golby, Yogesh Rathi, Lauren J O'Donnell
Diffusion MRI tractography is increasingly used in pre-operative neurosurgical planning to visualize critical fiber tracts. However, a major challenge for conventional tractography, especially in patients with brain tumors, is tracing fiber tracts that are affected by vasogenic edema, which increases water content in the tissue and lowers diffusion anisotropy. One strategy for improving fiber tracking is to use a tractography method that is more sensitive than the traditional single-tensor streamline tractography...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722685/neural-control-of-finger-movement-via-intracortical-brain-machine-interface
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Zachary T Irwin, Karen E Schroeder, Philip P Vu, Autumn J Bullard, Derek M Tat, Chrono S Nu, Alex Vaskov, Samuel R Nason, David E Thompson, Nicole Bentley, Parag G Patil, Cynthia A Chestek
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are a promising source of prosthesis control signals for individuals with severe motor disabilities. Previous BMI studies have primarily focused on predicting and controlling whole-arm movements; precise control of hand kinematics, however, has not been fully demonstrated. Here, we investigate the continuous decoding of precise finger movements in rhesus macaques. APPROACH: In order to elicit precise and repeatable finger movements, we have developed a novel behavioral task paradigm which requires the subject to acquire virtual fingertip position targets...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721940/isolation-characterisation-and-enzymatic-activity-of-streptomyces-sp-and-its-ph-control-during-fermentation-process
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Balraj Baskaran, Arulmozhi Muthukumarasamy
Streptomyces sp. with grey white mycelium was isolated from Kodiyakkarai marine segment of east coastal of India. The isolate produced spiny spores and did not produce any diffusible pigments. Various biochemical tests were carried out to confirm the isolate classification. The amylolytic enzyme activity was estimated using the isolated strain which was confirmed by golden yellowish zone formation after using the Gram's iodine stain. The amount of amylase produced by the isolate was 6.15 U/ml. Higher living cells always produce better enzymes, so that the process parameters especially pH was maintained in fermentation chamber for higher growth and also for large-scale growth...
August 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717554/toward-on-line-parameter-estimation-of-concentric-tube-robots-using-a-mechanics-based-kinematic-model
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Cheongjae Jang, Junhyoung Ha, Pierre E Dupont, Frank Chongwoo Park
Although existing mechanics-based models of concentric tube robots have been experimentally demonstrated to approximate the actual kinematics, determining accurate estimates of model parameters remains difficult due to the complex relationship between the parameters and available measurements. Further, because the mechanics-based models neglect some phenomena like friction, nonlinear elasticity, and cross section deformation, it is also not clear if model error is due to model simplification or to parameter estimation errors...
October 2016: Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716062/the-effects-of-acute-and-elective-cardiac-surgery-on-the-anxiety-traits-of-patients-with-marfan-syndrome
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Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Miklós Pólos, Alex Ali Sayour, Tamás Radovits, Elektra Bartha, Péter Nagy, Balázs Rákóczi, Ákos Koller, Viola Szokolai, Julianna Hedberg, Béla Merkely, Zsolt B Nagy, Zoltán Szabolcs
BACKGROUND: Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease, presenting with dysfunction of connective tissues leading to lesions in the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle system. Within these symptoms, the most typical is weakness of the connective tissue in the aorta, manifesting as aortic dilatation (aneurysm). This could, in turn, become annuloaortic ectasia, or life-threatening dissection. As a result, life-saving and preventative cardiac surgical interventions are frequent among Marfan syndrome patients...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712978/local-radiotherapy-intensification-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-call-to-arms
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REVIEW
Noah S Kalman, Elisabeth Weiss, Paul R Walker, Julian G Rosenman
Chemoradiotherapy, the standard of care for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), often fails to eradicate all known disease. Despite advances in chemotherapeutic regimens, locally advanced NSCLC remains a difficult disease to treat, and locoregional failure remains common. Improved radiographic detection can identify patients at significant risk of locoregional failure after definitive treatment, and newer methods of escalating locoregional treatment may allow for improvements in locoregional control with acceptable toxicity...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710427/the-essential-role-of-tap73-in-bortezomib-induced-apoptosis-in-p53-deficient-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Yasamin Dabiri, Sara Kalman, Clara-Marie Gürth, Jee Young Kim, Viola Mayer, Xinlai Cheng
Mutations in the tumor suppressor p53 are among the most highly occurring events in colorectal cancer (CRC). Such mutations have been shown to influence the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents. However their impact on the efficacy of the proteasomal inhibitor bortezomib remains controversial. We thus re-evaluated the toxicity of bortezomib in the CRC cell lines HCT116 wt (wild-type) and its p53-/- clone. Transient resistance to bortezomib treatment was observed in p53-null cells that was later accompanied by an increase in levels and nuclear translocation of TAp73, an isoform of the p53-homologue p73, as well as induction of apoptosis...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709656/analyses-of-integrated-aircraft-cabin-contaminant-monitoring-network-based-on-kalman-consensus-filter
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Rui Wang, Yanxiao Li, Hui Sun, Zengqiang Chen
The modern civil aircrafts use air ventilation pressurized cabins subject to the limited space. In order to monitor multiple contaminants and overcome the hypersensitivity of the single sensor, the paper constructs an output correction integrated sensor configuration using sensors with different measurement theories after comparing to other two different configurations. This proposed configuration works as a node in the contaminant distributed wireless sensor monitoring network. The corresponding measurement error models of integrated sensors are also proposed by using the Kalman consensus filter to estimate states and conduct data fusion in order to regulate the single sensor measurement results...
July 11, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707083/layered-defense-how-mucus-and-tight-junctions-seal-the-intestinal-barrier
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REVIEW
Christopher T Capaldo, Domonica N Powell, Daniel Kalman
The colonic mucosa provides a vital defensive barrier separating the body from the microbial populations residing in the intestinal lumen. Indeed, growing evidence shows that loss of this barrier may cause disease or exacerbate disease progression. The loss of barrier integrity increases the translocation of bacterial antigens and stimulates inflammation in the intestinal mucosa, which is the central pathological feature of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). This review focuses on how intestinal mucus and intercellular tight junctions (TJs) act together to maintain the integrity of the colonic barrier and how barrier integrity is dysregulated in IBD...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698712/the-neural-basis-for-sleep-regulation-data-assimilation-from-animal-to-model
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Fatemeh Bahari, Camila Tulyaganova, Myles Billard, Kevin Alloway, Bruce J Gluckman
Sleep is important for normal brain function, and sleep disruption is comorbid with many neurological diseases. There is a growing mechanistic understanding of the neurological basis for sleep regulation that is beginning to lead to mechanistic mathematically described models. It is our objective to validate the predictive capacity of such models using data assimilation (DA) methods. If such methods are successful, and the models accurately describe enough of the mechanistic functions of the physical system, then they can be used as sophisticated observation systems to reveal both system changes and sources of dysfunction with neurological diseases and identify routes to intervene...
November 2016: Conference Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698498/polar-grid-navigation-algorithm-for-unmanned-underwater-vehicles
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Zheping Yan, Lu Wang, Wei Zhang, Jiajia Zhou, Man Wang
To solve the unavailability of a traditional strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) in the polar region, a polar grid navigation algorithm for UUVs is proposed in this paper. Precise navigation is the basis for UUVs to complete missions. The rapid convergence of Earth meridians and the serious polar environment make it difficult to establish the true heading of the UUV at a particular instant. Traditional SINS and traditional representation of position are not suitable in the polar region...
July 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697936/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-approaches-and-outcomes
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REVIEW
Manish Kalla, Prashanthan Sanders, Jonathan M Kalman, Geoffrey Lee
Catheter ablation is now at the forefront of the management of symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). Its role in paroxysmal AF is well defined with considerable data supporting its role. Catheter ablation in persistent AF has been less effective and the subject of considerable debate. Mechanistic studies have demonstrated the critical role of pulmonary vein physiology in paroxysmal AF, whereas the mechanisms that sustain persistent AF are not well understood. Additional substrate ablation in persistent AF has not improved long-term outcomes and the use of novel mapping technologies to assess rotor activity remains controversial...
June 13, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687248/device-therapy-for-rate-control-pacing-resynchronisation-and-av-node-ablation
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REVIEW
Dennis H Lau, Anand Thiyagarajah, Stephan Willems, Thomas Rostock, Dominik Linz, Martin K Stiles, David Kaye, Jonathan M Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Atrioventricular node ablation (AVNA) is generally reserved for patients whose atrial fibrillation (AF) is refractory all other therapeutic options, since the recipients will often become pacemaker dependent. In such patients, this approach may prove particularly useful, especially if a tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is suspected. Historically, an "ablate and pace" approach has involved AVNA and right ventricular pacing, with or without an atrial lead. There is also an evolving role for atrioventricular node ablation in patients with AF who require cardiac resynchronization therapy for treatment of systolic heart failure...
May 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684096/epidemiology-of-atrial-fibrillation-the-australian-and-asia-pacific-perspective
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REVIEW
Christopher X Wong, Alex Brown, Hung-Fat Tse, Christine M Albert, Jonathan M Kalman, Thomas H Marwick, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders
The epidemic of atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly recognised as a growing health problem worldwide. Although epidemiological studies on AF in the Asia-Pacific region are scarce, given the increasing age and size of populations in this region, the burden of AF is expected to be far greater than in North America and Europe. This is not only due to the growing, ageing population but also an increased incidence of risk factors for AF, such as hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, in the Asia-Pacific region...
May 24, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682270/secure-fusion-estimation-for-bandwidth-constrained-cyber-physical-systems-under-replay-attacks
#18
Bo Chen, Daniel W C Ho, Guoqiang Hu, Li Yu
State estimation plays an essential role in the monitoring and supervision of cyber-physical systems (CPSs), and its importance has made the security and estimation performance a major concern. In this case, multisensor information fusion estimation (MIFE) provides an attractive alternative to study secure estimation problems because MIFE can potentially improve estimation accuracy and enhance reliability and robustness against attacks. From the perspective of the defender, the secure distributed Kalman fusion estimation problem is investigated in this paper for a class of CPSs under replay attacks, where each local estimate obtained by the sink node is transmitted to a remote fusion center through bandwidth constrained communication channels...
July 3, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676955/a-novel-approach-for-acoustic-estimation-of-neck-fluid-volume-between-men-and-women
#19
Mehrnaz Shokrollahi, Frank Rudzicz, Daniel Vena, T Douglas Bradley, Azadeh Yadollahi
Obstructive Sleep apnea can be caused by fluid shift from the legs to the neck that narrows the upper airway (UA) and contributes to changes in tracheal sound. Tracheal sound is generated from the turbulent airflow in the pharynx and respiratory airways and it has recently been used to estimate increases in neck fluid volume (NFV). However, tracheal sound is also highly variable among people, especially across the sexes. In this paper, a novel method is proposed to select tracheal sound features towards estimating NFV in men and women separately...
July 5, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671631/a-damping-grid-strapdown-inertial-navigation-system-based-on-a-kalman-filter-for-ships-in-polar-regions
#20
Weiquan Huang, Tao Fang, Li Luo, Lin Zhao, Fengzhu Che
The grid strapdown inertial navigation system (SINS) used in polar navigation also includes three kinds of periodic oscillation errors as common SINS are based on a geographic coordinate system. Aiming ships which have the external information to conduct a system reset regularly, suppressing the Schuler periodic oscillation is an effective way to enhance navigation accuracy. The Kalman filter based on the grid SINS error model which applies to the ship is established in this paper. The errors of grid-level attitude angles can be accurately estimated when the external velocity contains constant error, and then correcting the errors of the grid-level attitude angles through feedback correction can effectively dampen the Schuler periodic oscillation...
July 3, 2017: Sensors
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