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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227299/evaluation-of-the-low-frequency-components-in-surface-electromyography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo, Elvira Maranesi, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Elvira Maranesi, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Alessandro Mengarelli
The surface electromyogram (SEMG) is a signal noninvasively (through electrodes located on the body surface) acquired for evaluating the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. In thoracic acquisitions, SEMG is typically affected by the electrocardiographic (ECG) signal, representing the electrical activity of the heart. SEMG and ECG power spectra mainly fall within 5-450 Hz and 0.05-50 Hz, respectively. Consequently, SEMG and ECG components overlap in the 5-50 Hz range. Although removing SEMG low spectral components, high-pass linear filtering (LF) with a cut-off frequency of 20 Hz remains the standard technique to clean SEMG from ECG...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226657/improving-test-retest-reliability-of-quantitative-electroencephalography-using-different-preprocessing-approaches
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Jazmin Suarez-Revelo, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jon Duque-Grajales, Jazmin Suarez-Revelo, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jon Duque-Grajales, Jon Duque-Grajales, John Ochoa-Gomez, Jazmin Suarez-Revelo
This work aims to assess the effect of preprocessing approaches over test-retest reliability of quantitative electroencephalography measurements. Two electroencephalography sessions were recorded during an eyes-closed resting state condition in 15 young healthy individuals. The second session was 4 to 6 weeks after the first one. Clean recordings were obtained from the implementation of different preprocessing approaches commonly used in the literature. We then estimated the power spectrum density, for each individual and preprocessing approach, in six frequency bands: delta, theta, alpha1, alpha2, beta, and gamma...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222156/toothbrush-abrasivity-in-a-long-term-simulation-on-human-dentin-depends-on-brushing-mode-and-bristle-arrangement
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Mozhgan Bizhang, Ilka Schmidt, Yong-Hee Patricia Chun, Wolfgang H Arnold, Stefan Zimmer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of dentin to brushing abrasion using four different toothbrushes (rotating-oscillating, sonic and two types of manual toothbrushes) with the same brushing forces. METHODS: Dentin samples (n = 72) were selected from 72 impacted third molars. Half of the surface of dentin samples was covered with an adhesive tape, creating a protected and a freely exposed area in the same specimen. Brushing was performed with either a: sonic (Sonicare PowerUp, Philips GmbH, Hamburg, Germany), b: oscillating-rotating (Oral B Vitality Precisions Clean, Procter & Gamble, Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany) or two different manual toothbrushes c: flat trim brush head toothbrush (Dr...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208621/a-framework-for-bus-trajectory-extraction-and-missing-data-recovery-for-data-sampled-from-the-internet
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Changfei Tong, Huiling Chen, Qi Xuan, Xuhua Yang
This paper presents a novel framework for trajectories' extraction and missing data recovery for bus traveling data sampled from the Internet. The trajectory extraction procedure is composed of three main parts: trajectory clustering, trajectory cleaning and trajectory connecting. In the clustering procedure, we focus on feature construction and parameter selection for the fuzzy C-means clustering method. Following the clustering procedure, the trajectory cleaning algorithm is implemented based on a new introduced fuzzy connecting matrix, which evaluates the possibility of data belonging to the same trajectory and helps detect the anomalies in a ranked context-related order...
February 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195976/self-reported-measures-of-strength-and-sport-specific-skills-distinguish-ranking-in-an-international-online-fitness-competition
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Paul R Serafini, Yuri Feito, Gerald T Mangine
To determine if self-reported performance measures could distinguish ranking during the 2016 CrossFit Open, data from three thousand male (n=1500; 27.2±8.4 y; 85.2±7.9 kg; 177.0±6.5 cm) and female (n=1500, 28.7±4.9 y; 63.7±5.8 kg; 163.7±6.6 cm) competitors was used for this study. Competitors were split by gender and grouped into quintiles (Q1-Q5) based upon their final ranking. Quintiles were compared for one-repetition maximum (1RM) squat, deadlift, clean and jerk (CJ), snatch, 400-m sprint, 5,000-m run, and benchmark workouts (Fran, Helen, Grace, Filthy-50, and Fight-gone-bad)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192439/regenotyper-detecting-mislabeled-samples-in-genetic-data
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Konrad Zych, Basten L Snoek, Mark Elvin, Miriam Rodriguez, K Joeri Van der Velde, Danny Arends, Harm-Jan Westra, Morris A Swertz, Gino Poulin, Jan E Kammenga, Rainer Breitling, Ritsert C Jansen, Yang Li
In high-throughput molecular profiling studies, genotype labels can be wrongly assigned at various experimental steps; the resulting mislabeled samples seriously reduce the power to detect the genetic basis of phenotypic variation. We have developed an approach to detect potential mislabeling, recover the "ideal" genotype and identify "best-matched" labels for mislabeled samples. On average, we identified 4% of samples as mislabeled in eight published datasets, highlighting the necessity of applying a "data cleaning" step before standard data analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187777/gmp-conformant-on-site-manufacturing-of-a-cd133-stem-cell-product-for-cardiovascular-regeneration
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Anna Skorska, Paula Müller, Ralf Gaebel, Jana Große, Heiko Lemcke, Cornelia A Lux, Manuela Bastian, Frauke Hausburg, Nicole Zarniko, Sandra Bubritzki, Ulrike Ruch, Gudrun Tiedemann, Robert David, Gustav Steinhoff
BACKGROUND: CD133(+) stem cells represent a promising subpopulation for innovative cell-based therapies in cardiovascular regeneration. Several clinical trials have shown remarkable beneficial effects following their intramyocardial transplantation. Yet, the purification of CD133(+) stem cells is typically performed in centralized clean room facilities using semi-automatic manufacturing processes based on magnetic cell sorting (MACS®). However, this requires time-consuming and cost-intensive logistics...
February 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167769/multifunctional-inexpensive-and-reusable-nanoparticle-printed-biochip-for-cell-manipulation-and-diagnosis
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Rahim Esfandyarpour, Matthew J DiDonato, Yuxin Yang, Naside Gozde Durmus, James S Harris, Ronald W Davis
Isolation and characterization of rare cells and molecules from a heterogeneous population is of critical importance in diagnosis of common lethal diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, and cancer. For the developing world, point-of-care (POC) diagnostics design must account for limited funds, modest public health infrastructure, and low power availability. To address these challenges, here we integrate microfluidics, electronics, and inkjet printing to build an ultra-low-cost, rapid, and miniaturized lab-on-a-chip (LOC) platform...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166186/between-session-reliability-of-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-kinetics-and-maximal-power-clean-performance-in-male-youth-soccer-players
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Thomas Dos'Santos, Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, John J McMahon, Paul A Jones, Nick P Oakley, Ashley L Young
The aim of the study was to determine the between-session reliability of isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) kinetics and maximal weight lifted during the power clean (PC) in male youth soccer players, and to identify the smallest detectable differences between sessions. Thirteen male youth soccer players (age: 16.7 ± 0.5 years, height: 1.80 ± 0.08 m, mass: 70.5 ± 9.4 kg) performed three IMTP trials, while only ten soccer players performed maximal power cleans. These were performed twice, separated by 48 hours to examine the between-session reliability...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161777/reactivity-of-phosphorene-with-a-3d-element-trioxide-cro3-considering-van-der-waals-molecular-interactions-a-dft-d2-study
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Pamela Rubio-Pereda, Gregorio H Cocoletzi
First-principle calculations are performed to investigate the interaction between clean black phosphorene and the CrO3 molecule which is known to be a powerful oxidizer and a suspected carcinogen. Van der Waals forces are included in all calculations through empirical corrections. Energetics studies are first done to determine the structural stability. Then charge density, Löwdin population analysis and electronic states are evaluated. Results show that the CrO3 molecule, with an acceptor electron character, is chemisorbed on the phosphorene surface inducing minimal geometrical distortions, however, after adsorption, a partial charge gradient is produced between the P atoms located at the phosphorene upper and lower planes...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151781/acute-effects-of-eccentric-overload-on-concentric-front-squat-performance
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Cameron N Munger, David C Archer, Whitney D Leyva, Megan A Wong, Jared W Coburn, Pablo B Costa, Lee E Brown
Eccentric overload is used to enhance performance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effects of eccentric overload on concentric front squat performance. Twenty resistance-trained males (age=23.80±1.82yrs, ht=176.95±5.21cm, mass=83.49±10.43kg, 1 Repetition Maximum [1RM] front squat=131.02±21.32kg) volunteered. A dynamic warm-up and warm-up sets of front squat were performed. Eccentric hooks were added to the barbell. They descended for 3 seconds, until eccentric hooks released, and performed the concentric phase as fast as possible...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148571/-every-breath-we-take-the-lifelong-impact-of-air-pollution-a-call-for-action
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Stephen T Holgate
Air pollution has become one of the major risks to human health because of the progressive increase in the use of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. While the risks of air pollution to health were thought to have been brought under control by the Clean Air Acts of the 1950s and 1960s, the situation of air pollution in the UK has now deteriorated to a point where it is contributing to 40,000 excess deaths each year. Here the findings of the RCP/RCPCH's 2015/16 Working Party on Air Pollution and Health are described and what actions now need to be taken...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147604/large-region-acoustic-source-mapping-using-a-movable-array-and-sparse-covariance-fitting
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Shengkui Zhao, Cagdas Tuna, Thi Ngoc Tho Nguyen, Douglas L Jones
Large-region acoustic source mapping is important for city-scale noise monitoring. Approaches using a single-position measurement scheme to scan large regions using small arrays cannot provide clean acoustic source maps, while deploying large arrays spanning the entire region of interest is prohibitively expensive. A multiple-position measurement scheme is applied to scan large regions at multiple spatial positions using a movable array of small size. Based on the multiple-position measurement scheme, a sparse-constrained multiple-position vectorized covariance matrix fitting approach is presented...
January 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145692/from-carbon-based-nanotubes-to-nanocages-for-advanced-energy-conversion-and-storage
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Qiang Wu, Lijun Yang, Xizhang Wang, Zheng Hu
Carbon-based nanomaterials have been the focus of research interests in the past 30 years due to their abundant microstructures and morphologies, excellent properties, and wide potential applications, as landmarked by 0D fullerene, 1D nanotubes, and 2D graphene. With the availability of high specific surface area (SSA), well-balanced pore distribution, high conductivity, and tunable wettability, carbon-based nanomaterials are highly expected as advanced materials for energy conversion and storage to meet the increasing demands for clean and renewable energies...
February 1, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114002/stc-a-simple-to-complex-framework-for-weakly-supervised-semantic-segmentation
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Yunchao Wei, Xiaodan Liang, Yunpeng Chen, Xiaohui Shen, Ming-Ming Cheng, Jiashi Feng, Yao Zhao, Shuicheng Yan
Recently, significant improvement has been made on semantic object segmentation due to the development of deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs). Training such a DCNN usually relies on a large number of images with pixel-level segmentation masks, and annotating these images is very costly in terms of both finance and human effort. In this paper, we propose a simple to complex (STC) framework in which only image-level annotations are utilized to learn DCNNs for semantic segmentation. Specifically, we first train an initial segmentation network called Initial-DCNN with the saliency maps of simple images (i...
December 6, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112829/multi-scale-microstructural-thermoelectric-materials-transport-behavior-non-equilibrium-preparation-and-applications
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REVIEW
Xianli Su, Ping Wei, Han Li, Wei Liu, Yonggao Yan, Peng Li, Chuqi Su, Changjun Xie, Wenyu Zhao, Pengcheng Zhai, Qingjie Zhang, Xinfeng Tang, Ctirad Uher
Considering only about one third of the world's energy consumption is effectively utilized for functional uses, and the remaining is dissipated as waste heat, thermoelectric (TE) materials, which offer a direct and clean thermal-to-electric conversion pathway, have generated a tremendous worldwide interest. The last two decades have witnessed a remarkable development in TE materials. This Review summarizes the efforts devoted to the study of non-equilibrium synthesis of TE materials with multi-scale structures, their transport behavior, and areas of applications...
January 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107981/recent-progress-challenges-and-trends-in-trace-determination-of-drug-analysis-using-molecularly-imprinted-solid-phase-microextraction-technology
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REVIEW
Saeedeh Ansari, Majid Karimi
The quantification of drugs in biological samples is a significant task for determination of the physiological efficiency in evaluated drugs in the drug discovery. To analysis of the chemical compounds at the trace and ultratrace levels, adequate analytical procedures should be applied. Therefore, sample preparation method undoubtedly is the most important stage in the trace determination process. In spite of the great growth of analytical instrumentation during the recent years, sample preparation is still nowadays considered the impasse of the all analytical procedure, especially in drugs analysis...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107973/high-precision-measurement-of-silicon-in-naphthas-by-icp-oes-using-isooctane-as-diluent
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M F Gazulla, M Rodrigo, M Orduña, M J Ventura, C Andreu
An analytical protocol for the accurate and precise determination of Si in naphthas is presented by using ICP-OES, optimizing from the sample preparation to the measurement conditions, in order to be able to analyze for the first time silicon contents below 100µgkg(-1) in a relatively short time thus being used as a control method. In the petrochemical industry, silicon can be present as a contaminant in different petroleum products such as gasoline, ethanol, or naphthas, forming different silicon compounds during the treatment of these products that are irreversibly adsorbed onto catalyst surfaces decreasing its time life...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106311/potential-applications-of-non-thermal-plasmas-against-biofilm-associated-microorganisms-in-vitro
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REVIEW
Pradeep Puligundla, Chulkyoon Mok
Biofilms as complex microbial communities attached to surfaces are posing several challenges in different sectors, ranging from food and healthcare to desalination and power generation. Biofilms survive in hostile environments due to a distinct physiology and behavior in comparison to their planktonic counterparts. They are ubiquitous, resilient, and difficult to eradicate due to their resistant phenotype. Several chemical-based cleaning and disinfection regimens are conventionally used against biofilm-dwelling microorganisms in vitro...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094515/nanoporous-materials-for-the-onboard-storage-of-natural-gas
#20
K Vasanth Kumar, Kathrin Preuss, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Francisco Rodríguez-Reinoso
Climate change, global warming, urban air pollution, energy supply uncertainty and depletion, and rising costs of conventional energy sources are, among others, potential socioeconomic threats that our community faces today. Transportation is one of the primary sectors contributing to oil consumption and global warming, and natural gas (NG) is considered to be a relatively clean transportation fuel that can significantly improve local air quality, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and decrease the energy dependency on oil sources...
January 17, 2017: Chemical Reviews
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