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Qiaomu Tian, Jose Antonio Mendez, Laura Rivera-Castaneda, Omar Mahmood, Adam Showalter, Elizabeth Ang, Sarah Kazmi, Huinan Liu
Medical implants play a key role in treating bone fractures. Permanent implants are currently used for immobilization of fractures and bearing physiological loads during bone healing. After bone has healed, these implants, if not removed, often cause complications in the long run; and secondary surgeries for removing them pose additional discomfort and expenses for patients. Magnesium (Mg)-based bioresorbable implants, can potentially eliminate the need for additional surgeries by degrading safely over time in the human body...
April 15, 2018: Materials Letters
Frank T Bergmann, Jonathan Cooper, Matthias König, Ion Moraru, David Nickerson, Nicolas Le Novère, Brett G Olivier, Sven Sahle, Lucian Smith, Dagmar Waltemath
The creation of computational simulation experiments to inform modern biological research poses challenges to reproduce, annotate, archive, and share such experiments. Efforts such as SBML or CellML standardize the formal representation of computational models in various areas of biology. The Simulation Experiment Description Markup Language (SED-ML) describes what procedures the models are subjected to, and the details of those procedures. These standards, together with further COMBINE standards, describe models sufficiently well for the reproduction of simulation studies among users and software tools...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
Ulrike H Taron, Moritz Lell, Axel Barlow, Johanna L A Paijmans
High-throughput sequence data retrieved from ancient or other degraded samples has led to unprecedented insights into the evolutionary history of many species, but the analysis of such sequences also poses specific computational challenges. The most commonly used approach involves mapping sequence reads to a reference genome. However, this process becomes increasingly challenging with an elevated genetic distance between target and reference or with the presence of contaminant sequences with high sequence similarity to the target species...
March 13, 2018: Genes
A Samdani, Umashankar Vetrivel
High throughput virtual screening plays a crucial role in hit identification during the drug discovery process. With the rapid increase in the chemical libraries, virtual screening process becomes computationally challenging, thereby posing a demand for efficiently parallelized software pipelines. Here we present a GNU Parallel based pipeline-POAP that is programmed to run Open Babel and AutoDock suite under highly optimized parallelization. The ligand preparation module is a unique feature in POAP, as it offers extensive options for geometry optimization, conformer generation, parallelization and also quarantines erroneous datasets for seamless operation...
March 1, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
G Perugini, F Ricci-Tersenghi
We first present an empirical study of the Belief Propagation (BP) algorithm, when run on the random field Ising model defined on random regular graphs in the zero temperature limit. We introduce the notion of extremal solutions for the BP equations, and we use them to fix a fraction of spins in their ground state configuration. At the phase transition point the fraction of unconstrained spins percolates and their number diverges with the system size. This in turn makes the associated optimization problem highly non trivial in the critical region...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
Chirhakarhula Emmanuel Chubaka, Harriet Whiley, John W Edwards, Kirstin E Ross
In Australia, rainwater is an important source of water for many households. Unlike municipal water, rainwater is often consumed untreated. This study investigated the potential contamination of rainwater by microorganisms. Samples from 53 rainwater tanks across the Adelaide region were collected and tested using Colilert™ IDEXX Quanti-Tray*/2000. Twenty-eight out of the 53 tanks (53%) contained Escherichia coli. Samples collected from ten tanks contained E. coli at concentrations exceeding the limit of 150 MPN/100 mL for recreational water quality...
February 8, 2018: Pathogens
Alejandro Schuler, Alison Callahan, Kenneth Jung, Nigam H Shah
Our health care system is plagued by missed opportunities, waste, and harm. Data generated in the course of care are often underutilized, scientific insight goes untranslated, and evidence is overlooked. To address these problems, we envisioned a system where aggregate patient data can be used at the bedside to provide practice-based evidence. To create that system, we directly connect practicing physicians to clinical researchers and data scientists through an informatics consult. Our team processes and classifies questions posed by clinicians, identifies the appropriate patient data to use, runs the appropriate analyses, and returns an answer, ideally in a 48-hour time window...
March 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Weiyi Ni, Danielle Colayco, Jonathan Hashimoto, Kevin Komoto, Chandrakala Gowda, Bruce Wearda, Jeffrey McCombs
BACKGROUND: Postdischarge medication management services have been shown to reduce the incidence of medication-related problems during the transition from inpatient to outpatient care. A pharmacist-run transition of care (TOC) program has been developed to reduce the unplanned readmissions of a high-risk managed Medicaid population after hospitalization. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the budget impact of adding an outpatient pharmacy-based TOC program to a medical benefit from the payer perspective...
February 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Shuangmin Chen, Taijun Liu, Zhenyu Shu, Shiqing Xin, Ying He, Changhe Tu
The shape diameter function (SDF) is a scalar function defined on a closed manifold surface, measuring the neighborhood diameter of the object at each point. Due to its pose oblivious property, SDF is widely used in shape analysis, segmentation and retrieval. However, computing SDF is computationally expensive since one has to place an inverted cone at each point and then average the penetration distances for a number of rays inside the cone. Furthermore, the shape diameters are highly sensitive to local geometric features as well as the normal vectors, hence diminishing their applications to real-world meshes which often contain rich geometric details and/or various types of defects, such as noise and gaps...
2018: PloS One
Oren Schwartz, Itzik Malka, Cara H Olsen, Israel Dudkiewicz, Tarif Bader
Introduction: Overuse injuries are responsible for most lost training days and attrition from combat training in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as in armies around the world. The purpose of this study is to understand the rates, types, and mechanism of occurrence of overuse injuries in the IDF in order to provide the IDF's commanders a detailed updated situation report in order to enable commanders decision-making, prevention policy, and further research of this highly significant military public health issue...
January 22, 2018: Military Medicine
Marcus D Dunn, David B Claxton, Graham Fletcher, Jonathan S Wheat, David M Binney
Injury risk is an important concern for runners; however, limited evidence exists regarding changes to injury risk following running style retraining. Biomechanical factors, such as absolute peak free moment, knee abduction impulse, peak foot eversion and foot eversion excursion, have been shown to predict lower limb injury. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of Pose running retraining on biomechanical factors associated with lower limb running injury. Twenty uninjured recreational runners were pair-matched based on their five km run time performance and randomly assigned to control (n = 10) and intervention (three 2-h Pose running retraining sessions) groups (n = 10)...
January 12, 2018: Human Movement Science
Viktor Bergion, Andreas Lindhe, Ekaterina Sokolova, Lars Rosén
Waterborne outbreaks of gastrointestinal diseases can cause large costs to society. Risk management needs to be holistic and transparent in order to reduce these risks in an effective manner. Microbial risk mitigation measures in a drinking water system were investigated using a novel approach combining probabilistic risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis. Lake Vomb in Sweden was used to exemplify and illustrate the risk-based decision model. Four mitigation alternatives were compared, where the first three alternatives, A1-A3, represented connecting 25, 50 and 75%, respectively, of on-site wastewater treatment systems in the catchment to the municipal wastewater treatment plant...
December 27, 2017: Water Research
I C D Fong, W S C Li, W K J Tai, T W R Tsang, J H Zhang, T L W Chen, H Baur, P Eichelberger, R T H Cheung
BACKGROUND: Knee adduction moment (KAM) is often used as a surrogate marker of knee contact force (KCF) during walking. Previous studies have reported potential benefits to reduce KAM in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) by foot progression angle adjustment. However, KAM is an external moment and it does not consider any muscle contribution to the joint loading, which should pose a greater influence in running than walking. RESEARCH QUESTION: This study used a computational model to compare KAM and KCF between runners with and without knee OA during running...
December 30, 2017: Gait & Posture
Ferrán Catalá-López, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Matthew J Page, Brian Hutton, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, Rafael Aleixandre-Benavent
BACKGROUND: The management of comorbidity and multimorbidity poses major challenges to health services around the world. Analysis of scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity is limited in the biomedical literature. This study aimed to map global scientific research in comorbidity and multimorbidity to understand the maturity and growth of the area during the past decades. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a cross-sectional analysis of the Web of Science...
2018: PloS One
Massimo Andreatta, Thomas Trolle, Zhen Yan, Jason A Greenbaum, Bjoern Peters, Morten Nielsen
Motivation: Computational methods for the prediction of peptide-MHC binding have become an integral and essential component for candidate selection in experimental T cell epitope discovery studies. The sheer amount of published prediction methods - and often discordant reports on their performance - poses a considerable quandary to the experimentalist who needs to choose the best tool for their research. Results: With the goal to provide an unbiased, transparent evaluation of the state-of-the-art in the field, we created an automated platform to benchmark peptide-MHC class II binding prediction tools...
December 21, 2017: Bioinformatics
Sandra Daack-Hirsch, Lisa L Shah, Alyssa D Cady
Using the familial risk perception (FRP) model as a framework, we elicited causal and inheritance explanations for type 2 diabetes (T2D) from people who do not have T2D but have a family history for it. We identified four composite mental models for cause of T2D: (a) purely genetic; (b) purely behavioral/environmental; (c) direct multifactorial, in which risk factors interact and over time directly lead to T2D; and (d) indirect multifactorial, in which risk factors interact and over time cause a precursor health condition (such as obesity or metabolic syndrome) that leads to T2D...
March 2018: Qualitative Health Research
Cristen P Page, Brian Fitzgerald, Emily M Hawes
Background: Primary care clinicians will see a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in adult patients, and the diagnosis and management of an initial presentation of type 1 diabetes can pose challenges to clinicians who see it less frequently. Symptoms of hyperglycemia and risk of ketoacidosis may be missed. Further, endocrine autoimmune disease can run together in patients and families. Case presentation: A 49-year-old Caucasian female with history of pituitary adenoma and Graves' disease with history of thyroid ablation presented in the outpatient setting due to hand tingling of her right middle finger that was worse in the mornings and improved throughout the day...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
Zlatan Dragisic, Valentina Ivanova, Huanyu Li, Patrick Lambrix
BACKGROUND: One of the longest running tracks in the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative is the Anatomy track which focuses on aligning two anatomy ontologies. The Anatomy track was started in 2005. In 2005 and 2006 the task in this track was to align the Foundational Model of Anatomy and the OpenGalen Anatomy Model. Since 2007 the ontologies used in the track are the Adult Mouse Anatomy and a part of the NCI Thesaurus. Since 2015 the data in the Anatomy track is also used in the Interactive track of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
Gwendolyn P Quinn, Rebecca D Pentz, Teresita Muñoz-Antonia, Theresa A Boyle, Matthew B Schabath, Christie L Pratt, Andrea Shaffer, Luisa F Duarte, Meghan Bowman-Curci, Scott J Antonia, Alberto A Chiappori, Benjamin C Creelan, Jhanelle E Gray, Charles C Williams, Eric B Haura
OBJECTIVE: The collection of posthumous tissue from advanced stage lung cancer patients is beneficial to medical science. Recruiting living patients to a Rapid Tissue Donation Program (RTD) poses several psychosocial challenges and little is known about perceptions of joining this type of program. This study qualitatively examined perceptions of advanced stage lung cancer patients (n=14) participating in a lung cancer RTD program, their NoK (n=11), and physicians (n=6) at the Thoracic Oncology Clinic at H...
November 28, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
Morteza Jeyhani, Shahrokh Shahriari, Michel Labrosse
Mitral valve percutaneous edge-to-edge repair (PEtER) is a viable solution in high-risk patients with severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation. However, the generated double-orifice configuration poses challenges for the evaluation of the hemodynamic performance of the mitral valve and may alter flow patterns in the left ventricle (LV) during diastole. This in vitro study aims to evaluate the hemodynamic modifications following a simulated PEtER. A custom-made mitral valve was developed, and two configurations were tested: (i) a single-orifice valve with mitral regurgitation and (ii) a double-orifice mitral valve configuration following PEtER...
November 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
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