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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734571/multimodal-ultrasound-computer-assisted-tomography-an-approach-to-the-recognition-of-breast-lesions
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Krzysztof J Opieliński, Piotr Pruchnicki, Paweł Szymanowski, Wioletta K Szepieniec, Hanna Szweda, Elżbieta Świś, Marcin Jóźwik, Michał Tenderenda, Mariusz Bułkowski
The research here presented aims at developing a new, promising method for the imaging diagnostics of breast lesions - ultrasound tomography (UST). A currently implemented device enables the reconstruction three complementary images for each coronal breast section. Based on in vivo breast examination, the authors developed an approach to breast diagnostics which employs ultrasound transmission and reflection tomography imaging. The obtained transmission images of ultrasound speed distribution show good correlation of glandular tissue areas with their visualization on MRI images...
July 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734395/lung-computed-tomography-screening-reporting-and-data-system-version-1-0
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Brett W Carter, John P Lichtenberger, Girish S Shroff, Carol C Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Seminars in Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734394/low-dose-computed-tomography-for-lung-cancer-screening-the-protocol-and-the-dose
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Shaunagh McDermott, Mannudeep K Kalra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Seminars in Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733959/increasing-precision-of-clinical-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-a-combined-algorithm-incorporating-clinical-and-novel-biomarker-data
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REVIEW
Marwan N Sabbagh, Lih-Fen Lue, Daniel Fayard, Jiong Shi
Establishing the in vivo diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or other dementias relies on clinical criteria; however, the accuracy of these criteria can be limited. The diagnostic accuracy is 77% for a clinical diagnosis of AD, even among experts. We performed a review through PubMed of articles related to specific diagnostic modalities, including APOE genotyping, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing, fludeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography (PET), amyloid PET, tau PET, computed tomography (CT), single-photon emission CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and B12 and thyroid-stimulating hormone screening, to determine the specificity and sensitivity of each test used in the clinical diagnosis of AD...
July 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733862/recommendations-for-systematic-statistical-computation-of-immunogenicity-cut-points
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Viswanath Devanarayan, Wendell C Smith, Rocco L Brunelle, Mary E Seger, Kim Krug, Ronald R Bowsher
Today, the assessment of immunogenicity is integral in nonclinical and clinical testing of new biotherapeutics and biosimilars. A key component in the risk-based evaluation of immunogenicity involves the detection and characterization of anti-drug antibodies (ADA). Over the past couple of decades, much progress has been made in standardizing the generalized approach for ADA testing with a three-tiered testing paradigm involving screening, confirmation, and quasi-quantitative titer assessment representing the typical harmonized scheme...
July 21, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733406/genetic-interaction-score-s-score-calculation-clustering-and-visualization-of-genetic-interaction-profiles-for-yeast
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Assen Roguev, Colm J Ryan, Jiewei Xu, Isabelle Colson, Edgar Hartsuiker, Nevan Krogan
This protocol describes computational analysis of genetic interaction screens, ranging from data capture (plate imaging) to downstream analyses. Plate imaging approaches using both digital camera and office flatbed scanners are included, along with a protocol for the extraction of colony size measurements from the resulting images. A commonly used genetic interaction scoring method, calculation of the S-score, is discussed. These methods require minimal computer skills, but some familiarity with MATLAB and Linux/Unix is a plus...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733243/application-of-machine-learning-in-prediction-of-hydrotrope-enhanced-solubilisation-of-indomethacin
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Safa A Damiati, Luigi G Martini, Norman W Smith, Jayne M Lawrence, David J Barlow
Systematic in-vitro studies have been conducted to determine the ability of a range of 10 potential hydrotropes to improve the apparent aqueous solubility of the poorly water soluble drug, indomethacin. Solubilisation of the drug in the presence of the hydrotropes was determined experimentally using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with ultraviolet (UV) detection. These experimental data, together with various known and computed physicochemical properties of the hydrotropes were thereafter used in silico to train an artificial neural network (ANN) to allow for predictions of indomethacin solubilisation...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733089/a-computational-protocol-for-the-discovery-of-lead-molecules-targeting-dna-unique-to-pathogens
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Akhilesh Mishra, Pradeep Pant, Nirotpal Mrinal, B Jayaram
With the rapid emergence of drug resistant pathogens, it has become imperative to develop alternative medications as well as find new drug targets to overcome this crisis. Hence, this has become prime focus of several academic laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. Here, we report a computational protocol for identifying unique DNA sequence(s) in the pathogen which is absent in human and related non-pathogenic strains of the microbe. In order to use the unique sequence as drug target, the protocol, in the second step, uses virtual screening against a million compound library to identify candidate small molecules which can bind to these unique DNA targets in the pathogen only...
July 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733037/efficient-probabilistic-finite-element-analysis-of-a-lumbar-motion-segment
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Dana J Coombs, Paul J Rullkoetter, Peter J Laz
Finite element models of the lumbar spine are useful in assessing biomechanics and performance of implants. Models are often developed using the anatomy of an individual subject. Average mechanical property values for the annulus and other soft tissue structures are typically utilized from the literature, as data for the same subject are not available. However, these properties can have significant variability. While probabilistic methods enable the impact of soft tissue property variability on spine mechanics to be assessed, they often require lengthy computation times...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731863/screening-adolescents-for-alcohol-use-tracking-practice-trends-of-massachusetts-pediatricians
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Sharon Levy, Rosemary E Ziemnik, Sion K Harris, Lily Rabinow, Louise Breen, Christina Fluet, Heather Strother, John H Straus
OBJECTIVES: Substance use screening is a recommended component of routine healthcare for adolescents. A 2008 survey of Massachusetts primary care physicians found high rates of screening, but low rates of validated tool use, leading to the concern that physicians may be missing substance use-related problems and disorders. In an effort to improve practice, a cross-disciplinary group developed and distributed an adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment toolkit in 2009...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731437/computerized-cognitive-screen-cocosc-a-self-administered-computerized-test-for-screening-for-cognitive-impairment-in-community-social-centers
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Adrian Wong, Ching-Hang Fong, Vincent Mok, Kam Tat Leung, Raymond Kai-Yu Tong
BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive tests may serve as a preliminary, low-cost method to identify individuals with suspected cognitive impairment in the community. OBJECTIVE: To develop a self-administered computerized test, namely the "Computerized Cognitive Screen (CoCoSc), Hong Kong version", for screening of individuals with cognitive impairment (CI) in community settings. METHODS: The CoCoSc is a 15-min computerized cognitive screen covering memory, executive functions, orientation, attention and working memory, and prospective memory administered on a touchscreen computer...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730433/computational-prediction-of-the-immunomodulatory-potential-of-rna-sequences
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Gandharva Nagpal, Kumardeep Chaudhary, Sandeep Kumar Dhanda, Gajendra Pal Singh Raghava
Advances in the knowledge of various roles played by non-coding RNAs have stimulated the application of RNA molecules as therapeutics. Among these molecules, miRNA, siRNA, and CRISPR-Cas9 associated gRNA have been identified as the most potent RNA molecule classes with diverse therapeutic applications. One of the major limitations of RNA-based therapeutics is immunotoxicity of RNA molecules as it may induce the innate immune system. In contrast, RNA molecules that are potent immunostimulators are strong candidates for use in vaccine adjuvants...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729227/computational-and-experimental-prediction-of-molecules-involved-in-the-anti-melanoma-action-of-berberine
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Bin Liu, Xiu-Qiong Fu, Ting Li, Tao Su, Hui Guo, Pei-Li Zhu, Anfernee Kai-Wing Tse, Shi-Ming Liu, Zhi-Ling Yu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGIC RELEVANCE: Berberine (BBR) is a naturally occurring alkaloid compound that can be found in Chinese medicinal herbs such as Rhizoma Coptidis and Phellodendri Cortex. These BBR containing herbs are commonly used by Chinese medicine doctors to treat cancers including melanoma. In this study, we explored proteins potentially involved in the anti-melanoma effects of BBR using an integrative computational and experimental approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Target proteins of BBR were predicted using the reverse pharmacophore screening, molecular docking and molecular dynamics...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728713/lung-cancer-screening-and-its-impact-on-surgical-volume
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REVIEW
Andrew P Dhanasopon, Anthony W Kim
Lung cancer screening has demonstrated a reduction in lung cancer mortality by 20%. Annual low-dose computed tomography examination in high-risk individuals is now recommended by multiple national health care organizations and is covered under Medicare and Medicaid services. The impact of this public health intervention is projected to increase the case load for the thoracic surgery workforce.
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728604/target-d-a-stratified-individually-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-diamond-clinical-prediction-tool-to-triage-and-target-treatment-for-depressive-symptoms-in-general-practice-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jane Gunn, Caroline Wachtler, Susan Fletcher, Sandra Davidson, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Victoria Palmer, Kelsey Hegarty, Amy Coe, Elizabeth Murray, Christopher Dowrick, Gavin Andrews, Patty Chondros
BACKGROUND: Depression is a highly prevalent and costly disorder. Effective treatments are available but are not always delivered to the right person at the right time, with both under- and over-treatment a problem. Up to half the patients presenting to general practice report symptoms of depression, but general practitioners have no systematic way of efficiently identifying level of need and allocating treatment accordingly. Therefore, our team developed a new clinical prediction tool (CPT) to assist with this task...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727557/integrating-flexible-sensor-and-virtual-self-organizing-dc-grid-model-with-cloud-computing-for-blood-leakage-detection-during-hemodialysis
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Ping-Tzan Huang, Tai-Lang Jong, Chien-Ming Li, Wei-Ling Chen, Chia-Hung Lin
Blood leakage and blood loss are serious complications during hemodialysis. From the hemodialysis survey reports, these life-threatening events occur to attract nephrology nurses and patients themselves. When the venous needle and blood line are disconnected, it takes only a few minutes for an adult patient to lose over 40% of his / her blood, which is a sufficient amount of blood loss to cause the patient to die. Therefore, we propose integrating a flexible sensor and self-organizing algorithm to design a cloud computing-based warning device for blood leakage detection...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727527/television-watching-and-telomere-length-among-adults-in-southwest-china
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Hong-Mei Xue, Qian-Qian Liu, Guo Tian, Li-Ming Quan, Yong Zhao, Guo Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To explore the independent associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with telomere length among Chinese adults. METHODS: Data on total time of sedentary behavior, screen-based sedentary behavior (including television watching and computer or phone use), moderate to vigorous physical activity, and dietary intake of 518 adults in Chengdu, Guizhou, and Xiamen in China (54.25% women) aged 20 to 70 years were obtained between 2013 and 2015 through questionnaires...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727421/shallow-representation-learning-via-kernel-pca-improves-qsar-modelability
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Stefano E Rensi, Russ B Altman
Linear models offer a robust, flexible, and computationally efficient set of tools for modeling quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR), but have been eclipsed in performance by non-linear methods. Support vector machines (SVMs) and neural networks are currently among the most popular and accurate QSAR methods because they learn new representations of the data that greatly improve modelability. In this work we use shallow representation learning to improve the accuracy of L1 regularized logistic regression (LASSO) and meet the performance of Tanimoto SVM...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726117/applying-a-new-bilateral-mammographic-density-segmentation-method-to-improve-accuracy-of-breast-cancer-risk-prediction
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Shiju Yan, Yunzhi Wang, Faranak Aghaei, Yuchen Qiu, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: How to optimally detect bilateral mammographic asymmetry and improve risk prediction accuracy remains a difficult and unsolved issue. Our aim was to find an effective mammographic density segmentation method to improve accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction. METHODS: A dataset including 168 negative mammography screening cases was used. We applied a mutual threshold to bilateral mammograms of left and right breasts to segment the dense breast regions...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726114/sex-related-differences-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-screening-non-calcified-and-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
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Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhihui Hou, Bin Lv, Yang Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) for screening plaque composition as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in outpatients with chest pain,and the effects of sex on this feasibility. Eight hundred and sixty-two consecutive outpatients with chest pain were divided into three groups according to the results of CCTA: non-plaque (NP, n = 474), calcified plaques (CPs, n = 179), non-calcified and mixed plaques (NCPs and MPs, n = 209)...
July 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
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