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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340507/understanding-the-contribution-of-disulphide-bridges-to-the-folding-and-misfolding-of-an-anti-a%C3%AE-scfv
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Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Jose C Martínez, Sandra Villegas
ScFv-h3D6 is a single chain variable fragment that precludes Aβ peptide-induced cytotoxicity by withdrawing Aβ oligomers from the amyloid pathway to the worm-like pathway. Production of scFv molecules is not a straightforward procedure because of the occurrence of disulphide scrambled conformations generated in the refolding process. Here, we separately removed the disulphide bond of each domain and solved the scrambling problem; and then, we intended to compensate the loss of thermodynamic stability by adding three C-terminal elongation mutations previously described to stabilize the native fold of scFv-h3D6...
March 24, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339388/basics-of-compounding-clinical-pharmaceutics-part-2
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Loyd V Allen
This article represents part 2 of a 2-part article on the topic of clinical pharmaceutics. Pharmaceutics is relevant far beyond the pharmaceutical industry, compounding, and the laboratory. Pharmaceutics can be used to solve many clinical problems in medication therapy. A pharmacists' knowledge of the physicochemical aspects of drugs and drug products should help the patient, physician, and healthcare professionals resolve issues in the increasingly complex world of modern medicine. Part 1 of this series of articles discussed incompatibilities which can directly affect a clinical outcome and utilized pharmaceutics case examples of the application and importance of clinical pharmaceutics covering different characteristics...
November 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339374/basics-of-compounding-clinical-pharmaceutics-part-1
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Loyd V Allen
Pharmaceutics is relevant far beyond the pharmaceutical industry, compounding, and the laboratory. Pharmaceutics can be used to solve many clinical problems in medication therapy. A pharmacists' knowledge of the physicochemical aspects of drugs and drug products should help the patient, physician, and healthcare professionals resolve issues in the increasingly complex world of modern medicine. Pharmacy is unique as it contains a knowledge base significantly different from that of physicians, nurses, and other health-related practitioners...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334979/the-effectiveness-of-optimised-clinical-medication-reviews-for-geriatric-patients-opti-med-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Floor Willeboordse, François G Schellevis, Sek Hung Chau, Jacqueline G Hugtenburg, Petra J M Elders
Background.: Inappropriate drug use is a frequent problem in older patients and associated with adverse clinical outcomes and an important determinant of geriatric problems. Clinical medication reviews (CMR) may reduce inappropriate drug use. Objective.: The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of CMR on quality of life (QoL) and geriatric problems in comparison with usual care in older patients with geriatric problems in the general practice. Methods...
February 23, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334894/minimal-activity-low-dose-pet-ct-a-problem-solving-tool-for-uncertain-pulmonary-pet-findings-without-correlative-ct-lesions
#5
Falk Gühne, Robert Drescher, Martin Freesmeyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334566/improving-communication-with-primary-care-physicians-at-the-time-of-hospital-discharge
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Lauren A Destino, Amy Dixit, Julie L Pantaleoni, Matthew S Wood, Natalie M Pageler, Joe Kim, Terry S Platchek
BACKGROUND: Communication with primary care physicians (PCPs) at the time of a patient's hospital discharge is important to safely transition care to home. The goal of this quality improvement initiative was to increase discharge communication to PCPs at an academic children's hospital. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford used Lean A3 problem solving methodology to address the problem of inadequate discharge communication with PCPs...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334072/the-lateral-habenula-as-a-relay-of-cortical-information-to-process-working-memory
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Victor Mathis, Alexandra Barbelivien, Monique Majchrzak, Chantal Mathis, Jean-Christophe Cassel, Lucas Lecourtier
Working memory is a cognitive ability allowing the temporary storage of information to solve problems or adjust behavior. While working memory is known to mainly depend on the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), very few is known about how cortical information are relayed subcortically. By its connectivity, the lateral habenula (lHb) might act as a subcortical relay for cortical information. Indeed, the lHb receives inputs from several mPFC subregions, and recent findings suggest a role for the lHb in online processing of spatial information, a fundamental aspect of working memory...
October 13, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334002/improving-hybrid-how-to-best-combine-indirect-and-direct-encoding-in-evolutionary-algorithms
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Lucas Helms, Jeff Clune
Many challenging engineering problems are regular, meaning solutions to one part of a problem can be reused to solve other parts. Evolutionary algorithms with indirect encoding perform better on regular problems because they reuse genomic information to create regular phenotypes. However, on problems that are mostly regular, but contain some irregularities, which describes most real-world problems, indirect encodings struggle to handle the irregularities, hurting performance. Direct encodings are better at producing irregular phenotypes, but cannot exploit regularity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333955/producing-or-reproducing-reasoning-socratic-dialog-is-very-effective-but-only-for-a-few
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Andrea Paula Goldin, Olivia Pedroncini, Mariano Sigman
Successful communication between a teacher and a student is at the core of pedagogy. A well known example of a pedagogical dialog is 'Meno', a socratic lesson of geometry in which a student learns (or 'discovers') how to double the area of a given square 'in essence, a demonstration of Pythagoras' theorem. In previous studies we found that after engaging in the dialog participants can be divided in two kinds: those who can only apply a rule to solve the problem presented in the dialog and those who can go beyond and generalize that knowledge to solve any square problems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333637/multi-scale-multi-feature-context-modeling-for-scene-recognition-in-the-semantic-manifold
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Xinhang Song, Shuqiang Jiang, Luis Herranz
Before the big data era, scene recognition was often approached with two-step inference using localized intermediate representations (objects, topics, etc). One of such approaches is the semantic manifold (SM), in which patches and images are modeled as points in a semantic probability simplex. Patch models are learned resorting to weak supervision via image labels, which leads to the problem of scene categories co-occurring in this semantic space. Fortunately, each category has its own cooccurrence patterns that are consistent across the images in that category...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333635/blind-facial-image-quality-enhancement-using-non-rigid-semantic-patches
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Ester Hait, Guy Gilboa
We propose a new way to solve a very general blind inverse problem of multiple simultaneous degradations such as blur, resolution reduction, noise and contrast changes, without explicitly estimating the degradation. The proposed concept is based on combining semantic non-rigid patches, problem-specific high quality prior data and non-rigid registration tools. We show how a significant quality enhancement can be achieved, both visually and quantitatively, in the case of facial images. The method is demonstrated on the problem of cellular photography quality enhancement of dark facial images for different identities, expressions and poses, and is compared to state-of-the-art denoising, deblurring, super-resolution and colorcorrection methods...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333623/a-comparison-of-fem-based-inversion-algorithms-local-frequency-estimation-and-direct-inversion-approach-used-in-mr-elastography
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Mohammad Honarvar, Ramin Sahebjavaher, Robert Rohling, Septimiu Salcudean
In quantitative elastography, maps of the mechanical properties of soft tissue, or elastograms, are calculated from the measured displacement data by solving an inverse problem. The model assumptions have a significant effect on elastograms. Motivated by the high sensitivity of imaging results to the model assumptions for in-vivo Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) of the prostate, we compared elastograms obtained with four different methods. Two FEM-based methods developed by our group were compared with two other commonly used methods, Local Frequency Estimator (LFE) and curl-based Direct Inversion (c-DI)...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333592/dc-algorithm-for-extended-robust-support-vector-machine
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Shuhei Fujiwara, Akiko Takeda, Takafumi Kanamori
Nonconvex variants of support vector machines (SVMs) have been developed for various purposes. For example, robust SVMs attain robustness to outliers by using a nonconvex loss function, while extended [Formula: see text]-SVM (E[Formula: see text]-SVM) extends the range of the hyperparameter by introducing a nonconvex constraint. Here, we consider an extended robust support vector machine (ER-SVM), a robust variant of E[Formula: see text]-SVM. ER-SVM combines two types of nonconvexity from robust SVMs and E[Formula: see text]-SVM...
March 23, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333481/selection-of-procedures-in-mental-subtraction-use-of-eye-movements-as-a-window-on-arithmetic-processing
#14
Matthew G Huebner, Jo-Anne LeFevre
Adults who use mental procedures other than direct retrieval to solve simple arithmetic problems typically make more errors and respond more slowly than individuals who rely on retrieval. The present study examined how this extra time was distributed across problem components when adults (n = 40) solved small (e.g., 5 - 2) and large (e.g., 17 - 9) subtraction problems. Two performance groups (i.e., retrievers and procedure users) were created based on a 2-group cluster analysis using statistics derived from the ex-Gaussian model of reaction time (RT) distributions (i...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Expérimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333088/multi-view-structural-local-subspace-tracking
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Jie Guo, Tingfa Xu, Guokai Shi, Zhitao Rao, Xiangmin Li
In this paper, we propose a multi-view structural local subspace tracking algorithm based on sparse representation. We approximate the optimal state from three views: (1) the template view; (2) the PCA (principal component analysis) basis view; and (3) the target candidate view. Then we propose a unified objective function to integrate these three view problems together. The proposed model not only exploits the intrinsic relationship among target candidates and their local patches, but also takes advantages of both sparse representation and incremental subspace learning...
March 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333054/removal-of-organic-phosphorus-and-formaldehyde-in-glyphosate-wastewater-by-cwo-and-the-lime-catalyzed-formose-reaction
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Bo Xing, Honglin Chen, Xiaoming Zhang
Glyphosate (PMG) wastewater with 40-600 mg/L organic phosphorus (OP) and 1-4% CH2O was treated by catalytic wet oxidation (CWO) and the lime-catalyzed formose reaction to remove total phosphorus (TP) and improve biodegradability. Activated carbons (ACs) modified by H2O2 oxidation and thermal treatment with melamine were used as CWO catalysts and characterized by N2 adsorption/desorption and XPS. The CWO experiments were performed in an autoclave reactor at 110-130 °C and 1.0 MPa. The modified AC showed higher catalytic activity than the parent AC due to the introduction of nitrogen-containing functional groups, exhibited over 90% OP removal for various real PMG wastewaters, and had good stability for 20 consecutive CWO runs...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331829/the-pulmonary-nodule-discovered-by-pneumonia-a-case-report
#17
Dong-Mei Yuan, Jian-Ya Zhang, Yan-Wen Yao, Hui-Ming Sun, Guan-Nan Wu, E-Hong Cao, Luca Bertolaccini, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
The number of patients diagnosed with pulmonary nodules increased as more patients with high risk of lung cancer choose low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans for the screening of cancer. Clinicians might get two questions from the patients: what is the definite diagnosis of the nodule? What should we do? We have already got many guidelines trying to solve these problems. There are also several prediction models for pulmonary nodules. However, guidelines are not suitable for all types of patients, and the reality of patients is more complicated...
February 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331120/color-functionality-used-in-visual-display-for-occupational-and-environmental-safety-and-managing-color-vision-deficiency
#18
Nobuhisa Ochiai, Hiroyuki Kondo
The effects of color perception are utilized in visual displays for the purpose of safety in the workplace and in daily life. These effects, generally known as color functionality, are divided into four classifications: visibility, legibility, conspicuity and discriminability. This article focuses on the relationship between the color functionality of color schemes used in visual displays for occupational and environmental safety and color vision deficiency (particularly congenital red-green color deficiency), a critical issue in ophthalmology, and examines the effects of color functionality on the perception of the color red in individuals with protan defects...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330346/a-new-approach-to-molecular-dynamics-with-non-adiabatic-and-spin-orbit-effects-with-applications-to-qm-mm-simulations-of-thiophene-and-selenophene
#19
Marek Pederzoli, Jiří Pittner
We present surface hopping dynamics on potential energy surfaces resulting from the spin-orbit splitting, i.e., surfaces corresponding to the eigenstates of the total electronic Hamiltonian including the spin-orbit coupling. In this approach, difficulties arise because of random phases of degenerate eigenvectors and possibility of crossings of the resulting mixed states. Our implementation solves these problems and allows propagation of the coefficients both in the representation of the spin free Hamiltonian and directly in the "diagonal representation" of the mixed states...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328925/a-source-controlled-data-center-network-model
#20
Yang Yu, Mangui Liang, Zhe Wang
The construction of data center network by applying SDN technology has become a hot research topic. The SDN architecture has innovatively separated the control plane from the data plane which makes the network more software-oriented and agile. Moreover, it provides virtual multi-tenancy, effective scheduling resources and centralized control strategies to meet the demand for cloud computing data center. However, the explosion of network information is facing severe challenges for SDN controller. The flow storage and lookup mechanisms based on TCAM device have led to the restriction of scalability, high cost and energy consumption...
2017: PloS One
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