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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648031/-impact-of-different-antithrombotic-therapy-strategy-on-prognosis-in-coronary-heart-disease-patients-combining-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
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C Yuan, L Zhong, R C Huang
Objective: To evaluate the impact of various anticoagulation antiplatelet therapy strategies on the prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease combining with atrial fibrillation. Methods: Present meta analysis was performed according to search results on English EMBASE database by computer retrieval, Pubmed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Chinese CBM database, CNKI database, Wan Fang database, China science and technology papers online electronic databases, manual retrieval for important international conference proceedings up to April 30 2016...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647989/-accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasm-a-subgroup-meta-analysis
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H H Yu, H Y Huang, Y S Jiang, C Zhu, C G Guo, M Dai, X J Xing, J F Shi
Objective: To assess the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) for detection of colorectal neoplasm. Methods: Publications prior to January 2016 from the Medline, Embase, CNKI, WANFANG, and VIP literature databases were systematically reviewed. A QUADAS checklist was used to assess the quality of the studies. According to the sizes of tumor (≥6 mm or ≥10 mm), diagnostic test accuracy indexes (area under the curve, sensitivity and specific) were pooled and stratified. Spearman correlation and curve of summary receiver operating characteristic (SROC) were applied to comprehensively assess the threshold effect...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647935/evaluation-of-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-using-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-prognostic-implications-of-mildly-abnormal-scans
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Ronen Goldkorn, Alexey Naimushin, Roy Beigel, Ekaterina Naimushin, Michael Narodetski, Shlomi Matetzky
BACKGROUND: While patients presenting to emergency departments (ER) with chest pain are increasingly managed in chest pain units (CPU) that utilize accelerated diagnostic protocols for risk stratification, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), data are lacking regarding the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal scans in this population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal SPECT MPI results in patients with acute chest pain...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647913/how-adaptation-makes-low-firing-rates-robust
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Arthur S Sherman, Joon Ha
Low frequency firing is modeled by Type 1 neurons with a SNIC, but, because of the vertical slope of the square-root-like f-I curve, low f only occurs over a narrow range of I. When an adaptive current is added, however, the f-I curve is linearized, and low f occurs robustly over a large I range. Ermentrout (Neural Comput. 10(7):1721-1729, 1998) showed that this feature of adaptation paradoxically arises from the SNIC that is responsible for the vertical slope. We show, using a simplified Hindmarsh-Rose neuron with negative feedback acting directly on the adaptation current, that whereas a SNIC contributes to linearization, in practice linearization over a large interval may require strong adaptation strength...
December 2017: Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647883/casper-computer-aided-segmentation-of-imperceptible-motion-a-learning-based-tracking-of-an-invisible-needle-in-ultrasound
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Parmida Beigi, Robert Rohling, Septimiu E Salcudean, Gary C Ng
PURPOSE: This paper presents a new micro-motion-based approach to track a needle in ultrasound images captured by a handheld transducer. METHODS: We propose a novel learning-based framework to track a handheld needle by detecting microscale variations of motion dynamics over time. The current state of the art on using motion analysis for needle detection uses absolute motion and hence work well only when the transducer is static. We have introduced and evaluated novel spatiotemporal and spectral features, obtained from the phase image, in a self-supervised tracking framework to improve the detection accuracy in the subsequent frames using incremental training...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647861/qualitative-spatial-logic-descriptors-from-3d-indoor-scenes-to-generate-explanations-in-natural-language
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Zoe Falomir, Thomas Kluth
The challenge of describing 3D real scenes is tackled in this paper using qualitative spatial descriptors. A key point to study is which qualitative descriptors to use and how these qualitative descriptors must be organized to produce a suitable cognitive explanation. In order to find answers, a survey test was carried out with human participants which openly described a scene containing some pieces of furniture. The data obtained in this survey are analysed, and taking this into account, the QSn3D computational approach was developed which uses a XBox 360 Kinect to obtain 3D data from a real indoor scene...
June 24, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647792/regeneration-of-hyaline-cartilage-promoted-by-xenogeneic-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-embedded-within-elastin-like-recombinamer-based-bioactive-hydrogels
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David Pescador, Arturo Ibáñez-Fonseca, Fermín Sánchez-Guijo, Jesús G Briñón, Francisco Javier Arias, Sandra Muntión, Cristina Hernández, Alessandra Girotti, Matilde Alonso, María Consuelo Del Cañizo, José Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello, Juan Francisco Blanco
Over the last decades, novel therapeutic tools for osteochondral regeneration have arisen from the combination of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and highly specialized smart biomaterials, such as hydrogel-forming elastin-like recombinamers (ELRs), which could serve as cell-carriers. Herein, we evaluate the delivery of xenogeneic human MSCs (hMSCs) within an injectable ELR-based hydrogel carrier for osteochondral regeneration in rabbits. First, a critical-size osteochondral defect was created in the femora of the animals and subsequently filled with the ELR-based hydrogel alone or with embedded hMSCs...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647781/computer-navigation-assisted-surgery-for-musculoskeletal-tumors-a-closer-look-into-the-learning-curve
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Kevin Staats, Joannis Panotopoulos, Thomas M Tiefenboeck, Reinhard Windhager, Philipp T Funovics
BACKGROUND: Computer navigation-assisted surgery for musculoskeletal tumors has shown to reduce the risk of intra-lesional margins in resection. Experiences with this method are still limited to smaller case series. METHOD: We reviewed our first experiences in 24 patients in whom computer navigation-assisted surgery had been performed. In 7 of these patients (6 male and 1 female), this has influenced the surgical treatment plan and navigation was used for both tumor resection and reconstruction...
June 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647775/a-natural-calcium-rich-marine-multi-mineral-complex-preserves-bone-structure-composition-and-strength-in-an-ovariectomised-rat-model-of-osteoporosis
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Orlaith Brennan, Joseph Sweeney, Brian O'Meara, Amro Widaa, Franck Bonnier, Hugh J Byrne, Denise M O'Gorman, Fergal J O'Brien
Calcium supplements are used as an aid in the prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis and also for the treatment of patients when used along with medication. Many of these supplements are calcium carbonate based. This study compared a calcium-rich, marine multi-mineral complex (Aquamin) to calcium carbonate in an ovariectomised rat model of osteoporosis in order to assess Aquamin's efficacy in preventing the onset of bone loss. Animals were randomly assigned to either non-ovariectomy control (Control), ovariectomy (OVX) plus calcium carbonate, ovariectomy plus Aquamin or ovariectomy plus Aquamin delay where Aquamin treatment started 8 weeks post OVX...
June 24, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647770/ct-value-of-the-intestine-is-useful-predictor-for-differentiate-irreversible-ischaemic-changes-in-strangulated-ileus
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Atsushi Kohga, Akihiro Kawabe, Kiyoshige Yajima, Takuya Okumura, Kimihiro Yamashita, Jun Isogaki, Kenji Suzuki, Katsuaki Muramatsu
PURPOSE: To determine the differential points of strangulated ileus with and without irreversible ischaemic changes, especially on preoperative computed tomography (CT) images. METHODS: Seventy patients with strangulated ileus underwent emergency operations between January 2009 and July 2016 in our department. Of these patients, 57 met the study requirements, including 30 patients who had irreversible ischaemic changes (ischaemic group; n = 30) and 27 patients who had reversible ischaemic changes during laparotomy (non-ischaemic group; n = 27)...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647635/new-vein-compression-entities-in-patients-with-unexplained-leg-swelling
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Alaina Garrie, Lauren E Jones, Julia F Chen, Robert W Feldtman, Kenneth R Kollmeyer, Jasmine L Richmond, Craig A Ferrara, Pablo V Uceda, Lelesse Mocio, Samuel S Ahn
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study identifies often overlooked anatomical sites for non-thrombotic venous outflow obstruction (NTVO) in patients with unexplained lower extremity edema and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 75 consecutive patients experiencing symptoms of unexplained lower extremity edema with pain that were unexplained by ultrasound, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), who subsequently underwent venography in an outpatient medical office from 2010 to 2014...
June 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647584/transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif-versus-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-plif-in-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Suzanne L de Kunder, Sander Mj van Kuijk, Kim Rijkers, Inge Jmh Caelers, Wouter Lw van Hemert, Rob A de Bie, Henk van Santbrink
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) are both frequently used as surgical treatment for lumbar spondylolisthesis. Due to the unilateral transforaminal route to the intervertebral space used in TLIF, opposed to the bilateral route used in PLIF, TLIF could be associated with fewer complications, shorter duration of surgery, and less blood loss, while effectiveness of both techniques on back and/or leg pain is equal...
June 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647466/incidence-indications-and-predicting-factors-of-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-retrospective-study
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Mathieu Becker, Hugues Blangy, Thierry Folliguet, Thibault Villemin, Luc Freysz, Amandine Luc, Pablo Maureira, Batric Popovic, Arnaud Olivier, Nicolas Sadoul
BACKGROUND: As the number of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures is constantly increasing, it is important to consider common complications, such as pacemaker (PM) implantation, and their specific risk factors. AIMS: Echocardiographic, computed tomography and electrocardiographic data were analysed to determine the predicting factors, if any, associated with PM implantation. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients referred to Nancy University Hospital for a TAVI procedure from January 2013 to December 2015...
June 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647431/temporal-segmentation-for-laryngeal-high-speed-videoendoscopy-in-connected-speech
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Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Dimitar D Deliyski, Stephanie R C Zacharias, Alessandro de Alarcon, Robert F Orlikoff
OBJECTIVE: This study proposes a gradient-based method for temporal segmentation of laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy (HSV) data obtained during connected speech. METHODS: A custom-developed HSV system coupled with a flexible fiberoptic nasolaryngoscope was used to record one vocally normal female participant during reading of the "Rainbow Passage." A gradient-based algorithm was developed to generate a motion window. When applied to the HSV data, the motion window acted as a filter tracking the location of the vibrating vocal folds...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647302/variable-validity-of-computer-extracted-problem-lists-for-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-within-the-va-greater-los-angeles-health-system
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Stephan Chiu, John Davis, JoAnn Giaconi, Aaron Lee, Greg Orshansky, Leonard Kleinman, Irena Tsui
PURPOSE: Electronic health data in the form of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes is routinely used for clinical research, yet the accuracy of specific diagnoses is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to assess the validity of computer extracted problem lists for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and other complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) within the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Administration (VHAGLA). METHODS: The study population consisted of patients at the VHAGLA with an ICD-9 diagnosis of DM between Jan 1st 1999 and March 22nd 2016 with visits to the eye clinic...
June 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647223/fluid-dynamics-model-on-fluidized-bed-gasifier-using-agro-industrial-biomass-as-fuel
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Tamer M Ismail, M Abd El-Salam, Eliseu Monteiro, Abel Rouboa
The present study shows the experimental and numerical results of thermal gasification of biomass, on the energy potential of agro-industrial waste from the Portalegre region. Gasification tests were performed in a pilot-scale fluidized bed gasifier, in order to study the behavior of peach stones and miscanthus to investigate the effect of gasification temperatures at 750°C, 800°C and 850°C at a constant biomass flow rate of 45kg/h. In order to optimize the operating conditions of the biomass gasification process, a numerical model is developed namely COMMENT code...
June 21, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647206/ct-at-onset-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-in-lung-transplant-patients-predicts-development-of-the-restrictive-phenotype-and-survival
#17
Sabine Dettmer, Hoen-Oh Shin, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Max Westphal, Axel Haverich, Gregor Warnecke, Tobias Welte, Frank Wacker, Jens Gottlieb, Hendrik Suhling
PURPOSE: To describe early signs for restrictive subtype of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) after lung transplantation in computed tomography (CT) and to evaluate the predictive value for disease progression and survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 52 CT examinations in lung transplant patients at CLAD onset were scored for CT features referring to airways disease, parenchymal or pleural abnormality. Patients with and without later development of restrictive CLAD (TLC≤80%) were compared...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647060/lipid-droplets-can-spontaneously-bud-off-from-a-symmetric-bilayer
#18
François Deslandes, Abdou Rachid Thiam, Lionel Forêt
Lipid droplets (LDs) are cytosolic organelles that protrude from the endoplasmic reticulum membrane under energy-rich conditions. How an LD buds off from the endoplasmic reticulum bilayer is still elusive. By using a continuous media description, we computed the morphology of a lipid droplet embedded in between two identical monolayers of a bilayer. We found that beyond a critical volume, the droplet morphology abruptly transits from a symmetrical elongated lens to a spherical protrusion. This budding transition does not require any energy-consuming machinery, or curvature-inducing agent, or intrinsic asymmetry of the bilayer; it is solely driven by the large interfacial energy of the LD, as opposed to the bilayer surface tension...
June 21, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646784/premenstrual-mood-and-empathy-after-a-single-light-therapy-session
#19
Marije Aan Het Rot, Kristina Miloserdov, Anna L F Buijze, Ybe Meesters, Marijke C M Gordijn
To examine whether acute changes in cognitive empathy might mediate the impact of light therapy on mood, we assessed the effects of a single light-therapy session on mood and cognitive empathy in 48 premenstrual women, including 17 who met Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool criteria for moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome / premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMS/PMDD). Using a participant-blind between-groups design, 23 women underwent 30min of morning light therapy (5,000lx; blue-enriched polychromatic light, 17,000K) while 25 women had a sham session (200lx, polychromatic light, 5,000K)...
June 16, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646678/bioengineering-for-intestinal-organoid-cultures
#20
REVIEW
Ge-Ah Kim, Jason R Spence, Shuichi Takayama
Recent advances allow access to human cell-based intestinal organoids that recreate human physiology to levels not possible with conventional 2D cell cultures. Despite their huge potential, there are many challenges that remain. This review will cover recent bioengineering approaches to improve organoid maturation, scale up, reproducibility and analysis. The first section covers the advances in engineering the culture environment, followed by the section on tools for micro-manipulation and analysis of organoids...
June 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
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