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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822323/discriminative-clustering-on-manifold-for-adaptive-transductive-classification
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Zhao Zhang, Lei Jia, Min Zhang, Bing Li, Li Zhang, Fanzhang Li
In this paper, we mainly propose a novel adaptive transductive label propagation approach by joint discriminative clustering on manifolds for representing and classifying high-dimensional data. Our framework seamlessly combines the unsupervised manifold learning, discriminative clustering and adaptive classification into a unified model. Also, our method incorporates the adaptive graph weight construction with label propagation. Specifically, our method is capable of propagating label information using adaptive weights over low-dimensional manifold features, which is different from most existing studies that usually predict the labels and construct the weights in the original Euclidean space...
August 1, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822212/comparison-of-start-and-salt-triage-methodologies-to-reference-standard-definitions-and-to-a-field-mass-casualty-simulation
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Salvatore Silvestri, Adam Field, Neal Mangalat, Tory Weatherford, Christopher Hunter, Zoe McGowan, Zachary Stamile, Trevor Mattox, Tanner Barfield, Aarian Afshari, George Ralls, Linda Papa
OBJECTIVES: We compared Sort, Assess, Lifesaving Intervention, Treatment/Transport (SALT) and Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) triage methodologies to a published reference standard, and evaluated the accuracy of the START method applied by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in a field simulation. DESIGN: Simulated mass casualty incident (MCI). Paramedics trained in START triage assigned each victim to green (minimal), yellow (delayed), red (immediate), or black (dead) categories...
January 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822148/-dna-barcoding-identification-of-endangered-medicinal-plants-of-orchidaceae
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Huan Tang, Li Xiang, Xi-Wen Li, Wei Sun, Mei-Na Wang, Yun-Feng Huang, Meng Ye
In this study, DNA barcoding was used to validate the traditional morphological classification of medicinal plants of Orchidaceae. The 163 samples of 135 species belong to 49 genera which have been confirmed by morphological identification were collected. Candidate sequences, including matK, psbA-trnH and ITS2 sequences, were amplified, bidirectionally sequenced, and assembled. All the sequences were blasted to GenBank database at NCBI, then analyzed using Neighbor-joining tree method by MEGA 7.0. The results showed that the DNAs of 163 samples were successfully extracted...
June 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822062/validation-of-dynamic-risk-stratification-in-pediatric-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#4
Seo Young Sohn, Young Nam Kim, Hye In Kim, Tae Hyuk Kim, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Hoon Chung
PURPOSE: There has been increasing interest in a risk-adopted management strategy known as dynamic risk stratification following the revised American Thyroid Association guidelines for differentiated thyroid cancer. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of dynamic risk stratification for predicting structural disease in pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 130 pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer patients (≤19 years) who were treated between 1996 and 2015 at Samsung Medical Center...
August 18, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822036/filling-the-gaps-in-the-classification-of-the-digenea-carus-1863-systematic-position-of-the-proterodiplostomidae-dubois-1936-within-the-superfamily-diplostomoidea-poirier-1886-inferred-from-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-sequences
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David Iván Hernández-Mena, Martín García-Varela, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce de León
The Diplostomida Olson, Cribb, Tkach, Bray & Littlewood, 2003 is the less diverse order of the two orders within the subclass Digenea Carus, 1863 and is currently classified into three superfamilies, i.e. Brachylaimoidea Joyeux & Foley, 1930, Diplostomoidea Poirier, 1886, and Schistosomatoidea Stiles & Hassall, 1898. Although the suprageneric-level relationships have been elucidated with the use of molecular markers, the lack of representation of some groups obscure the phylogenetic relationships among families, rendering the classification unstable...
August 18, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822031/advances-in-the-management-of-thyroid-eye-diseases-an-overview
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REVIEW
Rashmi Kumari, Bhawesh Chandra Saha
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid eye disease (TED) remains a notorious ailment for both patients and the treating ophthalmologists. Recent years have witnessed considerable research in the immunopathogenic mechanism of TED that has resulted in an expansion and modification of the available management options. AIM: Purpose of this review is to summarise the advances in the management of thyroid ophthalmopathy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A thorough literature search and of the past 10 years web search with words Thyroid ophthalmopathy, recent, advances...
August 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822008/label-free-sensing-and-classification-of-old-stored-blood
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Jun Hong Park, Taesik Go, Sang Joon Lee
Transfusion is crucial in surgical operation and anemia treatment. However, several hemorheological properties of blood are adversely altered during blood storage. After transfusion, these adverse alterations are related with decrease of oxygen and ion transport in blood circulation, which increase the mortality of transfused patients. Therefore, accurate sensing of whether a blood supply is still viable for transfusion or not is extremely important. In this study, a H-shaped microfluidic device and digital in-line holographic microscopy were employed to measure temporal variations of blood viscosity and the optical focusing property of erythrocytes during blood storage...
August 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821974/mri-histogram-analysis-enables-objective-and-continuous-classification-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Christian Waldenberg, Hanna Hebelka, Helena Brisby, Kerstin Magdalena Lagerstrand
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best diagnostic imaging method for low back pain. However, the technique is currently not utilized in its full capacity, often failing to depict painful intervertebral discs (IVDs), potentially due to the rough degeneration classification system used clinically today. MR image histograms, which reflect the IVD heterogeneity, may offer sensitive imaging biomarkers for IVD degeneration classification. This study investigates the feasibility of using histogram analysis as means of objective and continuous grading of IVD degeneration...
August 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821964/species-identification-of-bloodstains-by-atr-ftir-spectroscopy-the-effects-of-bloodstain-age-and-the-deposition-environment
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Hancheng Lin, Yinming Zhang, Qi Wang, Bing Li, Shuanliang Fan, Zhenyuan Wang
In this study, we investigated the potential of attenuated total reflection (ATR) Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy combined with advanced chemometrics for species identification of bloodstains similar to evidence obtained from real crime scenes. Two partial least squares-discriminant analysis classification models (a human-mammal-domestic fowl trilateral model and a species-specific model) were established. The models demonstrated complete separation among the three classes (human, mammal, and domestic fowl) and distinguished six species (human, rat, rabbit, dog, chicken, and duck)...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821960/comparative-analysis-of-germ-cells-and-dna-of-the-genus-amblyomma-adding-new-data-on-amblyomma-maculatum-and-amblyomma-ovale-species-acari-ixodidae
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Fredy Arvey Rivera-Páez, Bruno Rodrigues Sampieri, Marcelo Bahia Labruna, Renata da Silva Matos, Thiago Fernandes Martins, Maria Izabel Camargo-Mathias
Among tick species, members of the subfamily Amblyomminae have received special attention, since they serve as vectors for pathogens such as Rickettsia spp. and display cryptic species complexes that make their taxonomical classification challenging. Amblyomma ovale, Amblyomma maculatum, and other species of the genus Amblyomma have shown a long history of taxonomic controversies. Spermiotaxonomy has proved to be a valuable tool in the solution of systematic conflicts in Metazoa that can aid molecular and external morphological analyses in ticks and, overall, provide more robust analyses and results...
August 18, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821955/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-for-analyzing-the-genetic-alterations-in-atypical-adenomatous-hyperplasia-and-adenocarcinoma-in-situ
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Xuan Xu, Na Li, Ruiying Zhao, Lei Zhu, Jinchen Shao, Jie Zhang
PURPOSE: Atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) and adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) have been defined as preinvasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma lesions according to the 2015 World Health Organization lung adenocarcinoma classification. We aimed to search for the most common gene mutations in patients with AAH and AIS and investigate the distinctions between the two groups at the molecular level. METHODS: We performed targeted next-generation sequencing on 18 cases with AAH and 28 cases with AIS to screen for mutations with the Ion Torrent Oncomine Solid Tumor DNA panel...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821944/the-2017-world-health-organization-classification-of-tumors-of-the-pituitary-gland-a-summary
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REVIEW
M Beatriz S Lopes
The 4th edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of endocrine tumors has been recently released. In this new edition, major changes are recommended in several areas of the classification of tumors of the anterior pituitary gland (adenophypophysis). The scope of the present manuscript is to summarize these recommended changes, emphasizing a few significant topics. These changes include the following: (1) a novel approach for classifying pituitary neuroendocrine tumors according to pituitary adenohypophyseal cell lineages; (2) changes to the histological grading of pituitary neuroendocrine tumors with the elimination of the term "atypical adenoma;" and (3) introduction of new entities like the pituitary blastoma and re-definition of old entities like the null-cell adenoma...
August 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821853/visceral-adiposity-index-is-strongly-associated-with-hyperuricemia-independently-of-metabolic-health-and-obesity-phenotypes
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Huimin Dong, Yang Xu, Xiuzhi Zhang, Simiao Tian
Visceral adiposity index (VAI) is a novel sex-specific index for visceral adipose function; however the association between VAI and hyperuricemia in China is unknown. We aimed to investigate this association, also whether it was independent of metabolic health and obesity phenotypes. 7632 adult subjects from the China Health and Nutrition Survey 2009 were retained. Subjects were categorized into four obesity phenotypes based on a cross-classification of BMI and metabolic health status by two representative criteria...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821807/sulfate-reduction-in-sediments-produces-high-levels-of-chromophoric-dissolved-organic-matter
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Jenna L Luek, Kaitlyn E Thompson, Randolph K Larsen, Andrew Heyes, Michael Gonsior
Sulfate reduction plays an important role in altering dissolved organic matter (DOM) in estuarine and coastal sediments, although its role in the production of optically active chromophoric DOM (CDOM) and a subset of fluorescent DOM (FDOM) has not been previously investigated in detail. Freshwater sediment slurries were incubated anaerobically with added sulfate and acetate to promote sulfate-reducing bacteria. Ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) absorbance and 3-dimensional excitation emission matrix (EEM) fluorescence spectra were measured over a five weeks anaerobic dark incubation period...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821474/validation-relaxation-a-quality-assurance-strategy-for-electronic-data-collection
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Avi Kenny, Nicholas Gordon, Thomas Griffiths, John D Kraemer, Mark J Siedner
BACKGROUND: The use of mobile devices for data collection in developing world settings is becoming increasingly common and may offer advantages in data collection quality and efficiency relative to paper-based methods. However, mobile data collection systems can hamper many standard quality assurance techniques due to the lack of a hardcopy backup of data. Consequently, mobile health data collection platforms have the potential to generate datasets that appear valid, but are susceptible to unidentified database design flaws, areas of miscomprehension by enumerators, and data recording errors...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821472/surgical-findings-and-outcomes-in-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-oophorectomy-a-multicenter-review-from-the-fellows-pelvic-research-network
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Lara F B Harvey, Vandana G Abramson, Jimena Alvarez, Christopher Destephano, Hye-Chun Hur, Katherine Lee, Patricia Mattingly, Beau Park, Carolyn Piszczek, Farinaz Seifi, Mallory Stuparich, Amanda Yunker
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Since publication of the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) data, some women with premenopausal breast cancer have been recommended to undergo bilateral oophorectomy to facilitate breast cancer treatment with aromatase inhibitors. These women may be at higher risk of occult abdominal pathology than the general population. Our objective is to describe the procedures performed, intra-abdominal findings, and surgical pathology of this population. DESIGN: Multi-center retrospective chart review...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821018/a-cross-language-study-of-acoustic-predictors-of-speech-intelligibility-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Yunjung Kim, Yaelin Choi
Purpose: The present study aimed to compare acoustic models of speech intelligibility in individuals with the same disease (Parkinson's disease [PD]) and presumably similar underlying neuropathologies but with different native languages (American English [AE] and Korean). Method: A total of 48 speakers from the 4 speaker groups (AE speakers with PD, Korean speakers with PD, healthy English speakers, and healthy Korean speakers) were asked to read a paragraph in their native languages...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820891/scene-text-detection-via-extremal-region-based-double-threshold-convolutional-network-classification
#18
Wei Zhu, Jing Lou, Longtao Chen, Qingyuan Xia, Mingwu Ren
In this paper, we present a robust text detection approach in natural images which is based on region proposal mechanism. A powerful low-level detector named saliency enhanced-MSER extended from the widely-used MSER is proposed by incorporating saliency detection methods, which ensures a high recall rate. Given a natural image, character candidates are extracted from three channels in a perception-based illumination invariant color space by saliency-enhanced MSER algorithm. A discriminative convolutional neural network (CNN) is jointly trained with multi-level information including pixel-level and character-level information as character candidate classifier...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820843/cephalometric-predictors-of-clinical-severity-in-treacher-collins-syndrome
#19
Elcin Esenlik, Natalie M Plana, Barry H Grayson, Roberto L Flores
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to identify cephalometric measurements associated with clinical severity in patients with Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). METHODS: A retrospective single-institutional review of patients with TCS was conducted. Pre-operative cephalograms and computed tomography scans (n=30) were evaluated. 50 cephalometric measurements were compared to age-specific normative data using ANOVA. These cephalometric measurements and the patient's Pruzansky classification were correlated to clinical severity using Spearman analysis...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820842/-upper-extremity-innervation-patterns-and-clinical-implications-for-nerve-and-tendon-transfer
#20
Ellen Y Lee, Sandeep J Sebastin, Andre Cheah, V P Kumar, Aymeric Y T Lim
BACKGROUND: We previously studied the intramuscular innervation of 150 upper limb muscles and demonstrated that certain patterns of intramuscular innervation allowed muscles to be split into compartments with independent function. This study aims to determine the location, extra-muscular course, and number of motor nerve branches of upper limb peripheral nerves. We want to combine this information with our previous work to create a blueprint of upper limb neuromuscular anatomy that would be useful in reconstructive surgery...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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