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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776014/association-of-objectively-measured-physical-activity-with-brain-structure-uk-biobank-study
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Mark Hamer, Nikhil Sharma, G David Batty
BACKGROUND: Physical activity may be beneficial for cognition but mechanisms are unclear. We examined the association between objectively assessed physical activity and brain volume, with a focus on the hippocampus region. METHODS: We used data from UK Biobank (n=5,272; aged 55.4±7.5 yrs; 45.6% men) collected through 2013-2016. Participants wore the Axivity AX3 wrist-worn triaxial accelerometer for seven days to assess habitual physical activity. Structural magnetic resonance imaging was performed using a standard Siemens Skyra 3T running VD13A SP4 to obtain images of the brain...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776012/evolving-self-view-and-body-image-concerns-in-female-post-operative-bariatric-surgery-patients
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Tamara O Perdue, Ann Schreier, Melvin Swanson, Janice Neil, Robert Carels
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This research study explores the experience of post-operative bariatric surgery patients as they adjust to diminished weight and differentiates that adjustment from the more general concept of body image. BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is an effective way to reduce weight and co-morbidities associated with obesity. Complete success requires that patients must adjust psychologically as they lose weight. If this does not occur, bariatric patients may experience a 'mind-body lag' in which the patient's internal body image lags behind the external changes...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775982/the-supraclavicular-artery-perforator-flap-a-comparative-study-of-imaging-techniques-used-in-preoperative-mapping
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Hemin Oathman Sheriff, Kawa Abdullah Mahmood, Nzar Hamawandi, Aram Jamal Mirza, Jawad Hawas, Esther Granell Moreno, Juan Antonio Clavero, Christopher Hankins, Jaume Masia
BACKGROUND:  The supraclavicular artery flap is an excellent flap for head and neck reconstruction. The aim of this study is to assess imaging techniques to define the precise vascular boundaries of this flap. METHODS:  Six imaging techniques were used for supraclavicular artery mapping in 65 cases; handheld Doppler, triplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, digital subtraction angiography, and indocyanine green angiography...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775980/-comparison-of-the-masaoka-koga-classification-with-the-new-tnm-staging-of-the-iaslc-itmig-for-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma
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Michael Ried, Maria-Magdalena Eicher, Reiner Neu, Dietmar Kraus, Sebastian Inderhees, Alexander Marx, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: The Masaoka-Koga classification describes the extent and spread of thymic epithelial malignancies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Masaoka-Koga and the new TNM-staging system regarding differences in stage distributions, clinical implementation and therapeutic consequences. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015 for thymoma/thymic carcinoma in two centres for thoracic surgery...
May 18, 2018: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775951/retinal-blood-vessel-segmentation-using-fully-convolutional-network-with-transfer-learning
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Zhexin Jiang, Hao Zhang, Yi Wang, Seok-Bum Ko
Since the retinal blood vessel has been acknowledged as an indispensable element in both ophthalmological and cardiovascular disease diagnosis, the accurate segmentation of the retinal vessel tree has become the prerequisite step for automated or computer-aided diagnosis systems. In this paper, a supervised method is presented based on a pre-trained fully convolutional network through transfer learning. This proposed method has simplified the typical retinal vessel segmentation problem from full-size image segmentation to regional vessel element recognition and result merging...
April 26, 2018: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775918/determining-gender-by-taking-measurements-from-magnetic-resonance-images-of-the-patella
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Hacer Yasar Teke, Özge Ünlütürk, Elif Günaydin, Semra Duran, Sait Özsoy
BACKGROUND: A key step in making a positive identification in forensic medicine is the establishment of a biological profile, which involves determining factors such as gender, age, ancestry, and stature. The goal of this study was to determine if gender could be established by taking various measurements of the patella taken from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images and analyzing the variations by gender. METHODS: The sample group consisted of 220 patients (110 male and 110 female) whose patella were measured using MRI images of their left knee...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775913/mobile-phone-based-evaluation-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-proof-of-concept-for-an-integrated-image-capture-and-analysis-system
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Safa Naraghi, Tinashe Mutsvangwa, René Goliath, Molebogeng X Rangaka, Tania S Douglas
BACKGROUND: The tuberculin skin test is the most widely used method for detecting latent tuberculosis infection in adults and active tuberculosis in children. We present the development of a mobile-phone based screening tool for measuring the tuberculin skin test induration. METHOD: The tool makes use of a mobile application developed on the Android platform to capture images of an induration, and photogrammetric reconstruction using Agisoft PhotoScan to reconstruct the induration in 3D, followed by 3D measurement of the induration with the aid of functions from the Python programming language...
May 8, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775911/estimation-of-collagen-presence-in-dry-bone-using-combined-x-ray-and-neutron-radiography
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Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, Ewelina A Miśta-Jakubowska, Michał Dorosz, Tymoteusz Kosiński, Izabela Fijał-Kirejczyk
Thermal neutron radiography and X-ray radiography are characterised by different penetration depths in various materials, for example in collagen and hydroxyapatite, two major components of bone. Neutron radiography penetrates hydroxyapatite easier than collagen and, conversely, in X-ray radiography attenuation is higher in hydroxyapatite than in collagen. This effect allows estimation of collagen presence in dry bone. In our study we show that differences between the two imaging methods are sufficient to produce significant results when bone areas with higher and lower content of collagen are being compared...
March 30, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775910/hip-and-patellofemoral-joint-loading-during-gait-are-increased-in-children-with-idiopathic-torsional-deformities
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Elyse Passmore, H Kerr Graham, Marcus G Pandy, Morgan Sangeux
BACKGROUND: Torsional deformities of the femur and tibia are associated with gait impairments and joint pain. Several studies have investigated these gait deviations in children with cerebral palsy. However, relatively little is known about gait deviations in children with idiopathic torsion and debate ensues about the management of these patients. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the effects of idiopathic increased femoral neck anteversion and external tibial torsion on lower-limb kinematics, kinetics and joint loading during gait in children and adolescents...
May 9, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775901/tricine-co-ligand-improved-the-efficacy-of-99m-tc-hynic-ser-3-j18-peptide-for-targeting-and-imaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zahra Shaghaghi, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
The early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is important for increasing survival rate and improving quality life of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate 99m  Tc-(tricine)-HYNIC-(Ser)3 -J18 for targeting and imaging of NSCLC in A-549 xenografted nude mice. The (Ser)3 -J18 peptide was conjugated with HYNIC and labeled with 99m  Tc using tricine as a co-ligand. The radiolabeled peptide was evaluated for its radiochemical purity, stability, receptor binding and internalization in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775860/a-cone-beam-computed-tomography-study-of-the-mesial-cervical-concavity-of-maxillary-first-premolars
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Linfeng Fan, Keyong Yuan, Chenguang Niu, Rui Ma, Zhengwei Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mesial cervical concavity of maxillary first premolars and its relationship with root and canal configuration using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). DESIGN: Images of maxillary first premolars (n = 1056) were collected from patients (n = 601) who had undergonein vivo CBCT scanning. The root and canal number and morphology were evaluated. The following measurements of the mesial cervical concavity of the maxillary first premolars were evaluated in section images: dentine thickness (in concavity at the cemento-enamel junction), concavity angle, depression depth (distance from mesial dentinal surface at concavity to mesial proximity), concavity position (distance from mesial dentinal wall at invagination to the top of the mesial marginal ridge)...
May 7, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775850/electrical-resistivity-imaging-inversion-an-isfla-trained-kernel-principal-component-wavelet-neural-network-approach
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Feibo Jiang, Li Dong, Qianwei Dai
The traditional artificial neural network (ANN) inversion of electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) based on gradient descent algorithm is known to be inept for its low computation efficiency and does not ensure global convergence. In order to solve above problems, a kernel principal component wavelet neural network (KPCWNN) trained by an improved shuffled frog leaping algorithm (ISFLA) method is proposed in this study. An additional kernel principal component (KPC) layer is applied to reduce the dimensionality of apparent resistivity data and increase the computational efficiency of wavelet neural network (WNN)...
April 24, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775823/plasticity-of-population-coding-in-primary-sensory-cortex
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Amy M LeMessurier, Daniel E Feldman
That experience shapes sensory tuning in primary sensory cortex is well understood. But effective neural population codes depend on more than just sensory tuning. Recent population imaging and recording studies have characterized population codes in sensory cortex, and tracked how they change with sensory manipulations and training on perceptual learning tasks. These studies confirm sensory tuning changes, but also reveal other features of plasticity, including sensory gain modulation, restructuring of firing correlations, and differential routing of information to output pathways...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775822/nanocomposite-thin-films-ag-0-np-tio-2-in-the-efficient-removal-of-micro-pollutants-from-aqueous-solutions-a-case-study-of-tetracycline-and-sulfamethoxazole-removal
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Alka Tiwari, Alok Shukla, Lalliansanga, Diwakar Tiwari, Seung Mok Lee
The aim of this communication is to synthesize novel Nanocomposite thin film materials (Ag0 (NP)/TiO2 ) using the template process. Surface morphology of materials was obtained by the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) analyses. The presence of doped Ag-nanoparticles was confirmed by the TEM images along with the SEM-EDX analyses. The Atomic Force Microscopic images were demonstrated the surface roughness and thickness of Nanocomposite thin films. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed that TiO2 was predominantly present to its anatase mineral phase...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775815/simultaneous-magnetic-resonance-and-optical-elastography-acquisitions-comparison-of-displacement-images-and-shear-modulus-estimations-using-a-single-vibration-source
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Spencer T Brinker, Steven P Kearney, Thomas J Royston, Dieter Klatt
The mechanical properties of tissue are sensitive to pathological changes, which is the basis for using dynamic elastography as a diagnostic tool. The purpose of this study is a concurrent cross-modality comparison of two dynamic elastography methods, Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) and Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometry (SLDV) using a single vibration source method. Cylindrical soft tissue mimicking specimens of Plastisol and Ecoflex are stimulated with 60, 100, 150, and 250 Hz sinusoidal vibration during imaging...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775802/nonoperative-management-of-a-severe-proximal-rectus-femoris-musculotendinous-injury-in-a-recreational-athlete-a-case-report
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Park Ck, Zlomislic V, Du J, Huang Bk, Chang Ey, Chang Dg
This report describes a severe injury to the proximal rectus femoris (RF) muscle in a 37-year-old recreational athlete. This injury is a relatively rare occurrence in both the general and elite athletic populations. Acute and long-term imaging and functional outcomes are described. This athlete was able to return to full activity without surgical intervention. Follow-up imaging demonstrated gross healing of both complete (or near complete) muscle and tendon tears.
May 15, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775792/diagnostic-yield-from-screening-asymptomatic-individuals-at-high-risk-for-pancreatic-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Juan E Corral, Karl F Mareth, Douglas L Riegert-Johnson, Ananya Das, Michael B Wallace
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There have been few studies of abdominal imaging screening of individuals at high risk for pancreatic cancer (based on family history or genetic variants). We performed a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies to determine the diagnostic yield and outcomes of abdominal imaging screening for asymptomatic individuals at high risk. METHODS: Through a systematic review of multiple electronic databases and conference proceedings through July 2017, we identified prospective cohort studies (>20 patients) of asymptomatic adults determined to be at high-risk of pancreatic cancer (lifetime risk >5%, including specific genetic-associated conditions) who were screened by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect pancreatic lesions...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775791/an-imaging-biomarker-for-assessing-hepatic-function-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Jennifer Schulze, Henrike Lenzen, Jan B Hinrichs, Burckhardt Ringe, Michael P Manns, Frank Wacker, Kristina I Ringe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the potential of hepatobiliary phase magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as parameter for assessment of hepatocellular function in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: We collected data from 111 patients (83 male, 28 female; median, 44 years old), from March 2012 through March 2016, with a confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent MRI evaluation before and after injection (hepatobiliary phase) of a hepatocyte-specific contrast agent (gadoxetate disodium)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775766/miyazaki-syndrome-due-to-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-treatment-a-case-report
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Anita Kovács, Tamás Németh, Angéla Csomor, Tímea Novák, Ferenc Kövér, Erika Vörös
The signs and pathomechanism of Miyazaki syndrome is presented through the case of a young female patient. The patient underwent placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt with a pressure-adjustable valve for communicating hydrocephalus years before presenting to our department with the complaints of constant headache and unsteady gait. On the basis of the clinical picture and her history, plain and contrast-enhanced cranial and whole spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) examinations were performed, with the scans revealing signs indicative of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypotension typical of Miyazaki syndrome...
May 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775762/aortic-vascular-calcification-is-inversely-associated-with-the-trabecular-bone-score-in-patients-receiving-dialysis
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Jasna Aleksova, Samantha Kurniawan, Mirna Vucak-Dzumhur, Peter Kerr, Peter R Ebeling, Frances Milat, Grahame J Elder
INTRODUCTION: Progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) confers a marked increase in risk for vascular calcification, cardiovascular disease, fracture and mortality, with likely contributing factors including dysregulated bone metabolism and mineral homeostasis. In general population studies, increased vascular calcification is directly related to mortality and inversely related to bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). In patients with CKD, abnormalities in turnover, mineralization and bone volume, reduce the ability of DXA to predict fracture...
May 15, 2018: Bone
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