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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944373/misfit-of-implant-prostheses-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-definition-assessment-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Joannis Katsoulis, Takuro Takeichi, Ana Sol Gaviria, Lukas Peter, Konstantinos Katsoulis
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Compromised fit between the contact surfaces of screw-retained implant-supported fixed dentures (IFDs) is thought to create uncontrolled strains in the prosthetic components and peri-implant tissues, thus evoking biological and technical complications such as bone loss, screw loosening, component fractures and, at worst, loss of implants or prostheses. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of marginal misfit on the clinical outcomes of IFDs, and to elucidate definition and assessment methods for passive fit...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942345/enzymatic-logic-calculation-systems-based-on-solid-state-electrochemiluminescence-and-molecularly-imprinted-polymer-film-electrodes
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Wenjing Lian, Jiying Liang, Li Shen, Yue Jin, Hongyun Liu
The molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) films were electropolymerized on the surface of Au electrodes with luminol and pyrrole (PY) as the two monomers and ampicillin (AM) as the template molecule. The electrochemiluminescence (ECL) intensity peak of polyluminol (PL) of the AM-free MIP films at 0.7V vs Ag/AgCl could be greatly enhanced by AM rebinding. In addition, the ECL signals of the MIP films could also be enhanced by the addition of glucose oxidase (GOD)/glucose and/or ferrocenedicarboxylic acid (Fc(COOH)2) in the testing solution...
September 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935152/i-ching-dyadic-groups-of-binary-numbers-and-the-geno-logic-coding-in-living-bodies
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REVIEW
Zhengbing Hu, Sergey V Petoukhov, Elena S Petukhova
The ancient Chinese book I-Ching was written a few thousand years ago. It introduces the system of symbols Yin and Yang (equivalents of 0 and 1). It had a powerful impact on culture, medicine and science of ancient China and several other countries. From the modern standpoint, I-Ching declares the importance of dyadic groups of binary numbers for the Nature. The system of I-Ching is represented by the tables with dyadic groups of 4 bigrams, 8 trigrams and 64 hexagrams, which were declared as fundamental archetypes of the Nature...
September 18, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931886/value-of-measuring-anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-for-classification-on-early-arthritis-patients
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Cristina Regueiro, Laura Nuño, Ana M Ortiz, Diana Peiteado, Alejandro Villalba, Dora Pascual-Salcedo, Ana Martínez-Feito, Isidoro González-Alvaro, Alejandro Balsa, Antonio González
Classification of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as quickly as possible improves their prognosis. This reason motivates specially dedicated early arthritis (EA) clinics. Here, we have used 1062 EA patients with two years of follow-up to explore the value of anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies, a new type of RA specific autoantibodies, for classification. Specifically, we aimed to determine whether the addition of anti-CarP antibodies to IgM rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies, which are helpful in RA classification, improves it or not...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931004/the-logic-of-the-floral-transition-reverse-engineering-the-switch-controlling-the-identity-of-lateral-organs
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Jean-Louis Dinh, Etienne Farcot, Charlie Hodgman
Much laboratory work has been carried out to determine the gene regulatory network (GRN) that results in plant cells becoming flowers instead of leaves. However, this also involves the spatial distribution of different cell types, and poses the question of whether alternative networks could produce the same set of observed results. This issue has been addressed here through a survey of the published intercellular distribution of expressed regulatory genes and techniques both developed and applied to Boolean network models...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918286/identifying-combinatorial-biomarkers-by-association-rule-mining-in-the-camd-alzheimer-s-database
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Balázs Szalkai, Vince K Grolmusz, Vince I Grolmusz
The concept of combinatorial biomarkers was conceived when it was noticed that simple biomarkers are often inadequate for recognizing and characterizing complex diseases. Here we present an algorithmic search method for complex biomarkers which may predict or indicate Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other kinds of dementia. We show that our method is universal since it can describe any Boolean function for biomarker discovery. We applied data mining techniques that are capable to uncover implication-like logical schemes with detailed quality scoring...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910502/using-narrative-inquiry-to-listen-to-the-voices-of-adolescent-mothers-in-relation-to-their-use-of-social-networking-sites-sns
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Samantha Nolan, Joyce Hendricks, Moira Williamson, Sally Ferguson
AIM: This article presents a discussion highlighting the relevance and strengths of using narrative inquiry to explore experiences of social networking site (SNS) use by adolescent mothers. BACKGROUND: Narrative inquiry as a method reveals truths about holistic human experience. Knowledge gleaned from personal narratives informs nursing knowledge and clinical practice. This approach gives voice to adolescent mothers in relation to their experiences with SNS as a means of providing social support...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904202/discrete-dynamical-modeling-of-influenza-infection-suggests-age-dependent-differences-in-immunity
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Ericka Keef, Li Ang Zhang, David Swigon, Alisa Urbano, G Bard Ermentrout, Michael Matuszewski, Franklin R Toapanta, Ted M Ross, Robert S Parker, Gilles Clermont
Immunosenescence, an age-related decline in immune function, is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Older hosts exhibit delayed onset of immunity and prolonged inflammation after an infection, leading to excess damage and greater likelihood of death. Our study applies a rule-based model to infer which components of immune response are most changed in an aged host. Two groups of BALB/c mice (age 12-16 wks and 72-76 wks) were infected at 2 inocula: a survivable 50 PFU dose and a lethal 500 PFU dose...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892637/functional-circuitry-on-commercial-fabric-via-textile-compatible-nanoscale-film-coating-process-for-fibertronics
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Hagyoul Bae, Byung Chul Jang, Hongkeun Park, Soo-Ho Jung, Hye Moon Lee, Jun-Young Park, Seung-Bae Jeon, Gyeongho Son, Il-Woong Tcho, Kyoungsik Yu, Sung Gap Im, Sung-Yool Choi, Yang-Kyu Choi
Fabric-based electronic textiles (e-textiles) are the fundamental components of wearable electronic systems, which can provide convenient hand-free access to computer and electronics applications. However, e-textile technologies presently face significant technical challenges. These challenges include difficulties of fabrication due to the delicate nature of the materials, and limited operating time, a consequence of the conventional normally on computing architecture, with volatile power-hungry electronic components, and modest battery storage...
September 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892582/study-on-the-tumor-induced-angiogenesis-using-mathematical-models
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REVIEW
Takashi Suzuki, Dhisa Minerva, Koichi Nishiyama, Naohiko Koshikawa, Mark Andrew Joseph Chaplain
We study angiogenesis using mathematical models describing the dynamics of tip cells. We review the basic ideas of angiogenesis models and its numerical simulation technique to produce realistic computer graphics images of sprouting angiogenesis. We examine the classical model of Anderson-Chaplain using fundamental concepts of mass transport and chemical reaction with ECM degradation included. Then we construct two kind of numerical schemes, model-faithful and model-driven ones, where new techniques of numerical simulation are introduced, such as the transient probability, particle velocity, and Boolean variables...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890633/the-approximation-of-bivariate-chlodowsky-sz%C3%A3-sz-kantorovich-charlier-type-operators
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Purshottam Narain Agrawal, Behar Baxhaku, Ruchi Chauhan
In this paper, we introduce a bivariate Kantorovich variant of combination of Szász and Chlodowsky operators based on Charlier polynomials. Then, we study local approximation properties for these operators. Also, we estimate the approximation order in terms of Peetre's K-functional and partial moduli of continuity. Furthermore, we introduce the associated GBS-case (Generalized Boolean Sum) of these operators and study the degree of approximation by means of the Lipschitz class of Bögel continuous functions...
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887865/plasma-rich-plasma-the-ultimate-secret-for-youthful-skin-elixir-and-hair-growth-triggering
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Ebtisam Elghblawi
The clinical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is based on the increase in the concentration of growth factors that are released from alpha-granule of the concentrated platelets and in the secretion of proteins which are able to capitalize on the healing process at the cellular level. It has been invented to restore the natural beauty by starting the natural rejuvenation process of the skin and aiming to make it function as a younger one and to keep the skin youthful and maintain it. Besides that, it is also emerged to include hairs as a new injectable procedure to enable stimulating hair growth locally and topically; preventing its fall; improving hair shaft, hair stem, and its caliber; increasing its shine, vitality, and pliability; and declining hair splitting and breakage...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887569/spatial-features-of-synaptic-adaptation-affecting-learning-performance
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Damian L Berger, Lucilla de Arcangelis, Hans J Herrmann
Recent studies have proposed that the diffusion of messenger molecules, such as monoamines, can mediate the plastic adaptation of synapses in supervised learning of neural networks. Based on these findings we developed a model for neural learning, where the signal for plastic adaptation is assumed to propagate through the extracellular space. We investigate the conditions allowing learning of Boolean rules in a neural network. Even fully excitatory networks show very good learning performances. Moreover, the investigation of the plastic adaptation features optimizing the performance suggests that learning is very sensitive to the extent of the plastic adaptation and the spatial range of synaptic connections...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887489/hardware-emulation-of-stochastic-p-bits-for-invertible-logic
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Ahmed Zeeshan Pervaiz, Lakshmi Anirudh Ghantasala, Kerem Yunus Camsari, Supriyo Datta
The common feature of nearly all logic and memory devices is that they make use of stable units to represent 0's and 1's. A completely different paradigm is based on three-terminal stochastic units which could be called "p-bits", where the output is a random telegraphic signal continuously fluctuating between 0 and 1 with a tunable mean. p-bits can be interconnected to receive weighted contributions from others in a network, and these weighted contributions can be chosen to not only solve problems of optimization and inference but also to implement precise Boolean functions in an inverted mode...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885170/event-triggered-control-for-the-disturbance-decoupling-problem-of-boolean-control-networks
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Bowen Li, Yang Liu, Kit Ian Kou, Li Yu
This paper investigates the disturbance decoupling problem (DDP) of Boolean control networks (BCNs) by event-triggered control. Using the semi-tensor product of matrices, algebraic forms of BCNs can be achieved, based on which, event-triggered controllers are designed to solve the DDP of BCNs. In addition, the DDP of Boolean partial control networks is also derived by event-triggered control. Finally, two illustrative examples demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed methods.
September 6, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881959/maboss-2-0-an-environment-for-stochastic-boolean-modeling
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Gautier Stoll, Barthélémy Caron, Eric Viara, Aurélien Dugourd, Andrei Zinovyev, Aurélien Naldi, Guido Kroemer, Emmanuel Barillot, Laurence Calzone
Motivation: Modeling of signaling pathways is an important step towards the understanding and the treatment of diseases such as cancers, HIV or auto-immune diseases. MaBoSS is a software that allows to simulate populations of cells and to model stochastically the intracellular mechanisms that are deregulated in diseases. MaBoSS provides an output of a Boolean model in the form of time-dependent probabilities, for all biological entities (genes, proteins, phenotypes, etc.) of the model...
July 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880194/stability-and-guaranteed-cost-analysis-of-time-triggered-boolean-networks
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Min Meng, James Lam, Jun-E Feng, Kie Chung Cheung
This paper investigates stability and guaranteed cost of time-triggered Boolean networks (BNs) based on the semitensor product of matrices. The time triggering is generated by mode-dependent average dwell-time switching signals in the BNs. With the help of the copositive Lyapunov function, a sufficient condition is derived to ensure that the considered network is globally stable under a designed average dwell-time switching signal. Subsequently, an infinite time cost function is further discussed and its bound is presented according to the obtained stability result...
August 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865423/patient-s-perspective-of-sustained-remission-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#18
Irazú Contreras-Yáñez, Guillermo Guaracha-Basañez, Daniel Ruiz-Domínguez, Virginia Pascual-Ramos
BACKGROUND: During the course of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients have profound negative effects on their patient-reported-outcomes (PRO); in addition, the impact of sustained remission (SR) on PROs may differ for each particular outcome. The objectives of this study were to identify SR from an inception cohort of RA patients and to examine the impact of SR in an ample spectrum of PROs. METHODS: The study was developed in a well characterized and ongoing cohort of RA patients with recent onset disease recruited from 2004 onwards...
September 2, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859915/viral-bronchiolitis-in-young-infants-new-perspectives-for-management-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Mauricio T Caballero, Fernando P Polack, Renato T Stein
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to address advances in management and treatment of acute viral bronchiolitis in infants. SOURCES: A systematic review search was made including all articles published in English between 2010 and 2017, and available in the electronic databases PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and specialized register of the Acute Respiratory Infections Group (Cochrane review group). The following MESH terms in English were included, using different Boolean operators for the search strategy: "bronchiolitis, viral," "diagnosis," "epidemiology," "etiology," "therapy," "virology," "prevention and control," "respiratory syncytial virus, human...
August 30, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859326/similar-efficacy-and-safety-of-initial-cobra-light-and-cobra-therapy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-4-year-results-from-the-cobra-light-trial
#20
Nicole P C Konijn, Lilian H D van Tuyl, Maarten Boers, Debby den Uyl, Marieke M Ter Wee, Lindsey K M van der Wijden, Irene E M Bultink, Pit J S M Kerstens, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Michael T Nurmohamed, Willem F Lems
Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of initial COBRA-light vs COBRA therapy in RA patients after a 4-year follow-up period. Methods: In the COBRA-light trial, 162 consecutive patients with recent-onset RA were randomized to either COBRA-light (prednisolone and MTX) or COBRA therapy (prednisolone, MTX and SSZ) for 1 year. After 1 year, treatment was continued without protocol, and adjusted by the treating physician according to clinical judgement, preferably with a treat-to-target strategy...
September 1, 2017: Rheumatology
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