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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228865/identification-of-beta-cell-dysfunction-at-the-pre-symptomatic-stage-of-diabetes-mellitus-by-novel-analytical-system-liquid-biopsy-measurements-in-femtograms
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Kurt Krapfenbauer
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is produced and progresses as a consequence of complex and gradual processes, in which a variety of alterations of the endocrine pancreas, are involved and which mainly result in beta cell failure. Those molecular alterations can be found in the bloodstream, which suggests that we could quantify specific biomarkers in plasma or serum by very sensitive methods before the onset diabetes mellitus is diagnosed. However, classical methods of protein analysis such as electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA, and liquid chromatography are generally time-consuming, lab-intensive, and not sensitive enough to detect such alteration in a pre-symptomatic state of the disease...
December 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227787/support-and-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-pulmonary-expansion-deficit-by-using-game-therapy
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P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, J P P Oliveira, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, A A R Diniz, H B Soares, P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, J P P Oliveira, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, A A R Diniz, H B Soares, H B Soares, P F S Chacon, C F Schon, V H L A Furtado, G L A M Signoretti, A G Ribeiro, C D V Wanderley, J P P Oliveira, A A R Diniz
Patients suffering from hypoventilation and pulmonary expansion deficit are at increased risk of developing pulmonary complications such as atelectasis, pneumonia or pleural effusion. These complications can increase the length of stay and spending on health, and generate long-term functional impairment. This study aims to produce a therapeutic alternative to the traditional method of lung re-expansion through incentive spirometry (IS) using the game therapy to build an innovative system. This system makes use of infrared and Bluetooth communication technology to associate the game therapy to EI...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226494/upper-extremity-prosthesis-user-perspectives-on-unmet-needs-and-innovative-technology
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Heather L Benz, Jia Yao, Laura Rose, Okan Olgac, Karen Kreutz, Anindita Saha, Eugene F Civillico, Heather L Benz, Jia Yao, Laura Rose, Okan Olgac, Karen Kreutz, Anindita Saha, Eugene F Civillico, Laura Rose, Heather L Benz, Anindita Saha, Okan Olgac, Eugene F Civillico, Karen Kreutz, Jia Yao
The needs of individuals with upper limb amputation and congenital limb difference are not being fully met by current prostheses, as evidenced by prosthesis rejection, non-wear, and user reports of pain and challenging activities. Emerging technologies such as dexterous sensorized robotic limbs, osseointegrated prostheses, implantable EMG electrodes, and electrical stimulation for sensory feedback have the potential to address unmet needs, but pose additional risks. We plan to assess upper limb prosthesis user needs and perspectives on these new benefits and risks using an extensive quantitative survey...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226421/opening-plenary-speaker-human-genomics-precision-medicine-and-advancing-human-health
#4
Eric D Green
Starting with the launch of the Human Genome Project in 1990, the past quarter-century has brought spectacular achievements in genomics that dramatically empower the study of human biology and disease. The human genomics enterprise is now in the midst of an important transition, as the growing foundation of genomic knowledge is being used by researchers and clinicians to tackle increasingly complex problems in biomedicine. Of particular prominence is the use of revolutionary new DNA sequencing technologies for generating prodigious amounts of DNA sequence data to elucidate the complexities of genome structure, function, and evolution, as well as to unravel the genomic bases of rare and common diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225443/bringing-big-data-to-the-forefront-of-healthcare-delivery-the-experience-of-carolinas-healthcare-system
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Michael F Dulin, Carol A Lovin, Jean A Wright
The use of big data to transform care delivery is rapidly becoming a reality. To deliver on the promise of value-based care, providers must know the key drivers of wellness at the patient and community levels, as well as understand resource constraints and opportunities to improve efficiency in the health-care system itself. Data are the linchpin. By gathering the right data and finding innovative ways to glean knowledge, we can improve clinical care, advance the health of our communities, improve the lives of our patients, and operate more efficiently...
January 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225099/ultra-high-throughput-detection-1-million-droplets-per-second-of-fluorescent-droplets-using-a-cell-phone-camera-and-time-domain-encoded-optofluidics
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Venkata R Yelleswarapu, Heon-Ho Jeong, Sagar Yadavali, David Issadore
Droplet-based assays-in which ultra-sensitive molecular measurements are made by performing millions of parallel experiments in picoliter droplets-have generated enormous enthusiasm due to their single molecule resolution and robustness to reaction conditions. These assays have great untapped potential for point of care diagnostics but are currently confined to laboratory settings due to the instrumentation necessary to serially generate, control, and measure tens of millions of droplets. To address this challenge, we have developed the microdroplet megascale detector (μMD) that can generate and detect the fluorescence of millions of droplets per second (1000× faster than conventional approaches) using only a conventional cell phone camera...
February 22, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224500/automated-estimation-of-mouse-social-behaviors-based-on-a-hidden-markov-model
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Toshiya Arakawa, Akira Tanave, Aki Takahashi, Satoshi Kakihara, Tsuyoshi Koide, Takashi Tsuchiya
Recent innovations in sensing and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have enabled researchers in animal behavior to collect an enormous amount of data. Consequently, the development of an automated system to substitute for some of the observations and analyses that are performed currently by expert researchers is becoming a crucial issue so that the vast amount of accumulated data can be processed efficiently. For this purpose, we introduce a process for the automated classification of the social interactive status of two mice in a square field on the basis of a Hidden Markov model (HMM)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224185/-is-rehabilitation-worth-it-review-of-economic-evaluations-of-rehabilitation-in-germany
#8
Christian Krauth, Tim Bartling
Because of demographic change, the rehabilitation sector in Germany is going to face increasing demands in the future. Limited budgets make the optimal allocation of resources a top priority. To support decisions about the optimal scope and design of rehabilitation, studies on health economics are of utmost importance. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the evaluation of rehabilitation with regard to health economics in Germany.Based on a comprehensive literature research, 17 studies on the cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation in Germany were identified...
February 21, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223974/determination-of-antibacterial-and-technological-properties-of-vaginal-lactobacilli-for-their-potential-application-in-dairy-products
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Lorenzo Siroli, Francesca Patrignani, Diana I Serrazanetti, Carola Parolin, Rogers A Ñahui Palomino, Beatrice Vitali, Rosalba Lanciotti
Functional foods could differently affect human health in relation to the gender. Recent studies have highlighted the anti-Candida and anti-Chlamydia activities of some Lactobacillus strains isolated from the vagina of healthy women. Considering these important beneficial activities on women's health, the preparation of functional food containing active vaginal lactobacilli can represent a great scientific challenge for the female gender. In this context, the aim of this work was to study some functional and technological properties of 17 vaginal strains belonging to the species Lactobacillus crispatus, Lactobacillus gasseri, and Lactobacillus vaginalis in the perspective to include them in dairy products...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223856/uncertainties-around-incretin-based-therapies-a-literature-review
#10
REVIEW
Bader Al Tulaihi, Samia Alhabib
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a chronic debilitating and non-communicable disease. It has several long-term outcomes that are associated with various end organ damage, mainly the heart, blood vessels, eyes, nerves, and kidneys. There are different modalities of treatment of diabetes. The recent incretin-based therapies provided an innovative class of drugs including GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors. This review aims to summarize the available evidence of their effectiveness. Method: This is a narrative review...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223047/diversity-in-sequences-post-translational-modifications-and-expected-pharmacological-activities-of-toxins-from-four-conus-species-revealed-by-the-combination-of-cutting-edge-proteomics-transcriptomics-and-bioinformatics
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Michel Degueldre, Marion Verdenaud, Garikoitz Legarda, Rebeca Minambres, Sheila Zuniga, Mathieu Leblanc, Nicolas Gilles, Frederic Ducancel, Edwin De Pauw, Loic Quinton
Venomous animals have developed a huge arsenal of reticulated peptides for defense and predation. Based on various scaffolds, they represent a colossal pharmacological diversity, making them top candidates for the development of innovative drugs. Instead of relying on the classical, low-throughput bioassay-guided approach to identify innovative bioactive peptides, this work exploits a recent paradigm to access to venom diversity. This strategy bypasses the classical approach by combining high-throughput transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics cutting-edge technologies to generate reliable peptide sequences...
February 18, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222893/reconstruction-of-midface-defect-from-idiopathic-destructive-process-using-medpor-implant
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Joel Franco, Michael S Harris, Dominic Vernon, Taha Z Shipchandler
IMPORTANCE: Reconstruction of the midface remains a challenging task for even the most experienced surgeon, with a host of reconstructive options including free tissue transfer, allografts, or prosthetic implants. Presented here is a case of idiopathic bony destruction of the right midface in a 19year old female, creating a unique defect requiring repair. OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a unique case of severe maxillary degeneration and discuss the associated reconstructive challenges and final repair with a prosthetic implant...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222849/considering-employee-needs-during-a-catastrophe-requires-innovative-recovery-plans-why-traditional-workplace-recovery-solutions-are-outdated
#13
Joe Sullivan
Mobile technology has changed the way we live and operate, with co-working, flexible spaces and home office solutions that offer us the freedom to work when and where we choose. However, when disaster strikes the workplace, people are often the last to be considered in the recovery process. This paper examines strategies for businesses and their employees to continue working after a disaster strikes. It explores the trends in the market, the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches and the attitudes of continuity experts and small business owners who have the responsibility to ensure that businesses, and people, continue to function, even when their main place of work is inaccessible...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222516/intelligent-assistive-technology-for-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-dementias-a-systematic-review
#14
Marcello Ienca, Jotterand Fabrice, Bernice Elger, Maurizio Caon, Alessandro Scoccia Pappagallo, Reto W Kressig, Tenzin Wangmo
Intelligent assistive technologies (IATs) have the potential of offering innovative solutions to mitigate the global burden of dementia and provide new tools for dementia care. While technological opportunities multiply rapidly, clinical applications are rare as the technological potential of IATs remains inadequately translated into dementia care. In this article, the authors present the results of a systematic review and the resulting comprehensive technology index of IATs with application in dementia care...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221262/recent-advances-in-computed-tomographic-technology-cardiopulmonary-imaging-applications
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Azadeh Tabari, Roberto Lo Gullo, Venkatesh Murugan, Alexi Otrakji, Subba Digumarthy, Mannudeep Kalra
Cardiothoracic diseases result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Chest computed tomography (CT) has been an imaging modality of choice for assessing a host of chest diseases, and technologic advances have enabled the emergence of coronary CT angiography as a robust noninvasive test for cardiac imaging. Technologic developments in CT have also enabled the application of dual-energy CT scanning for assessing pulmonary vascular and neoplastic processes. Concerns over increasing radiation dose from CT scanning are being addressed with introduction of more dose-efficient wide-area detector arrays and iterative reconstruction techniques...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220928/malt-combined-motor-and-language-therapy-tool-for-brain-injury-patients-using-kinect
#16
Maitreyee Wairagkar, Rachel McCrindle, Holly Robson, Lotte Meteyard, Malcom Sperrin, Andy Smith, Moyra Pugh
BACKGROUND: The functional connectivity and structural proximity of elements of the language and motor systems result in frequent co-morbidity post brain injury. Although rehabilitation services are becoming increasingly multidisciplinary and "integrated", treatment for language and motor functions often occurs in isolation. Thus, behavioural therapies which promote neural reorganisation do not reflect the high intersystem connectivity of the neurologically intact brain. As such, there is a pressing need for rehabilitation tools which better reflect and target the impaired cognitive networks...
February 21, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220752/putting-3d-modelling-and-3d-printing-into-practice-virtual-surgery-and-preoperative-planning-to-reconstruct-complex-post-traumatic-skeletal-deformities-and-defects
#17
Kevin Tetsworth, Steve Block, Vaida Glatt
3D printing technology has revolutionized and gradually transformed manufacturing across a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare. Nowhere is this more apparent than in orthopaedics with many surgeons already incorporating aspects of 3D modelling and virtual procedures into their routine clinical practice. As a more extreme application, patient-specific 3D printed titanium truss cages represent a novel approach for managing the challenge of segmental bone defects. This review illustrates the potential indications of this innovative technique using 3D printed titanium truss cages in conjunction with the Masquelet technique...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220604/a-mobile-health-intervention-promoting-healthy-gestational-weight-gain-for-women-entering-pregnancy-at-a-high-body-mass-index-the-txt4two-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
J C Willcox, S A Wilkinson, M Lappas, K Ball, D Crawford, E A McCarthy, B Fjeldsoe, R Whittaker, R Maddison, K J Campbell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of an mHealth intervention promoting healthy diet, physical activity and gestational weight gain in pregnant women. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: Australian tertiary obstetric hospital. POPULATION: One hundred pregnant women who were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy. METHODS: Women recruited at the first antenatal clinic visit were randomised to either an intervention or a control group...
February 20, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220496/the-donor-of-the-future-project-first-results-and-further-research-domains
#19
L M Sundermann, W L de Kort, S Boenigk
BACKGROUND: The Alliance of Blood Operators initiated a project labelled 'Donor of the Future'. This study gives an overview of the project results, in particular with regard to country differences. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A large survey (N = 7663) among blood donors in six countries was conducted to analyse the effects of five global areas of change: (1) demographic change; (2) technological developments; (3) health innovations; (4) public, behavioural and attitudinal aspects; and (5) political, economic and environmental issues...
February 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220461/new-generation-coronary-stents-current-data-and-future-directions
#20
REVIEW
Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Sahil Khera, Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan, Deepak L Bhatt, Neal S Kleiman, Robert W Yeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Drug-eluting stents are the mainstay in the treatment of coronary artery disease using percutaneous coronary intervention. Innovations developed to overcome the limitations of prior generations of stents include biodegradable polymer stents, drug-eluting stents without a polymer, and bioabsorbable scaffolds. Our review briefly discusses the clinical profiles of first- and second-generation coronary stents, and provides an up-to-date overview of design, technology, and clinical safety and efficacy profiles of newer generation coronary stents discussing the relevant clinical trials in this rapidly evolving area of interventional cardiology...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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