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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227901/identifying-montages-that-best-detect-the-electroencephalogram-power-spectrum-alteration-during-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Quynh Tran Ly, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Nghia Nguyen, Rifai Chai, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Hung T Nguyen, Quynh Tran Ly, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Nghia Nguyen, Rifai Chai, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Hung T Nguyen, Nghia Nguyen, A M Ardi Handojoseno, Moran Gilat, Hung T Nguyen, Yvonne Tran, Simon J G Lewis, Quynh Tran Ly, Rifai Chai
Our research team has previously used four Electroencephalography (EEG) leads to successfully detect and predict Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, it remained to be determined whether these four sensor locations that were arbitrarily chosen based on their role in motor control are indeed the most optimal for FOG detection. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the most optimal location and combination of sensors to detect FOG amongst a 32-channel EEG montage using our EEG classification system...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226636/non-invasive-detection-of-the-freezing-of-gait-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-spectral-and-wavelet-features
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Kimia Nazarzadeh, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Debi Prasad Das, Kimia Nazarzadeh, Sridhar P Arjunan, Dinesh K Kumar, Debi Prasad Das, Debi Prasad Das, Dinesh K Kumar, Kimia Nazarzadeh, Sridhar P Arjunan
In this study, we have analyzed the accelerometer data recorded during gait analysis of Parkinson disease patients for detecting freezing of gait (FOG) episodes. The proposed method filters the recordings for noise reduction of the leg movement changes and computes the wavelet coefficients to detect FOG events. Publicly available FOG database was used and the technique was evaluated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. Results show a higher performance of the wavelet feature in discrimination of the FOG events from the background activity when compared with the existing technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220306/long-term-results-using-ligasure%C3%A2-5%C3%A2-mm-instrument-for-treatment-of-zenker-s-diverticulum
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Michelle Fog Andersen, Waldemar Trolle, Kristian Anthonsen, Hans Ulrik Nielsen, Preben Homøe
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the long-term results and patient's satisfaction of a new approach using the LigaSure™ 5 mm instrument for treatment of Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) and to compare with other long-term results using traditional treatment modalities. Between December 2011 and August 2013, a total of 23 patients with ZD underwent endoscopic surgery using the LigaSure™ technique in our department. A retrospective evaluation of the surgery was based on medical records and additionally a long-term follow-up was performed using a standardized questionnaire that was send to all patients...
February 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220128/effect-of-leaf-water-potential-on-internal-humidity-and-co2-dissolution-reverse-transpiration-and-improved-water-use-efficiency-under-negative-pressure
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Timo Vesala, Sanna Sevanto, Tiia Grönholm, Yann Salmon, Eero Nikinmaa, Pertti Hari, Teemu Hölttä
The pull of water from the soil to the leaves causes water in the transpiration stream to be under negative pressure decreasing the water potential below zero. The osmotic concentration also contributes to the decrease in leaf water potential but with much lesser extent. Thus, the surface tension force is approximately balanced by a force induced by negative water potential resulting in concavely curved water-air interfaces in leaves. The lowered water potential causes a reduction in the equilibrium water vapor pressure in internal (sub-stomatal/intercellular) cavities in relation to that over water with the potential of zero, i...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220026/blog-fog-using-rapid-response-to-advance-science-and-promote-debate
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Richard O'Connor, Coral Gartner, Lisa Henriksen, Sarah Hill, Joaquin Barnoya, Joanna Cohen, Ruth E Malone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219910/severe-plasmodium-knowlesi-with-dengue-coinfection
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Mohd Jazman Che Rahim, Nurashikin Mohammad, Alwi Muhd Besari, Wan Syamimee Wan Ghazali
We report a case of severe Plasmodium knowlesi and dengue coinfection in a previously healthy 59-year-old Malay man who presented with worsening shortness of breath, high-grade fever with chills and rigors, dry cough, myalgia, arthralgia, chest discomfort and poor appetite of 1 week duration. There was a history mosquito fogging around his neighbourhood in his hometown. Further history revealed that he went to a forest in Jeli (northern part of Kelantan) 3 weeks prior to the event. Initially he was treated as severe dengue with plasma leakage complicated with type 1 respiratory failure as evidenced by positive serum NS1-antigen and thrombocytopenia...
February 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213548/effects-of-gelling-agent-and-extracellular-signaling-molecules-on-the-culturability-of-marine-bacteria
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Anita Mac Rygaard, Mariane Schmidt Thøgersen, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Lone Gram, Mikkel Bentzon-Tilia
Only 1 % of marine bacteria are currently culturable using standard laboratory procedures and this is a major obstacle for our understanding of the biology of marine microorganisms and for the discovery of novel microbial natural products. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate if improved cultivation conditions, including the use of an alternative gelling agent, and supplementation with signaling molecules, could improve the culturability of bacteria from seawater. Substituting agar with gellan gum improved viable counts 3 - 40-fold, depending on medium composition and incubation conditions, with a maximum of 6...
February 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213012/evaluating-and-improving-terminal-hygiene-practices-on-broiler-farms-to-prevent-campylobacter-cross-contamination-between-flocks
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Tara Battersby, D Walsh, P Whyte, D Bolton
The objectives of this study were to evaluate current cleaning practices in broiler houses by testing a range of sites after cleaning and disinfection and to test the efficacy of the most commonly used methods in a commercial broiler house after flock harvesting. Cleaning procedures on 20 broiler houses (10 separate farms) were examined by testing a range of sampling points (feeders, drinkers, walls, etc.) for total viable count (TVC), total Enterobacteriaceae count (TEC) and Campylobacter spp. after cleaning and disinfection, using culture based methods...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208332/richtmyer-meshkov-instability-of-a-flat-interface-subjected-to-a-rippled-shock-wave
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Liyong Zou, Jinhong Liu, Shenfei Liao, Xianxu Zheng, Zhigang Zhai, Xisheng Luo
The Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) instability of a nominally flat interface (N_{2}/SF_{6}) subjected to a rippled shock, as the counterpart of a corrugated interface interacting with a planar shock, is studied experimentally in a vertical shock tube using both schlieren photography and fog visualization diagnostics. The nonplanar incident shock wave is produced by a planar shock diffracting around a rigid cylinder, and the flat interface is created by a membraneless technique. Three different distances η (the ratio of spacing from cylinder to interface over cylinder diameter) are considered...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201967/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-induced-angioedema-an-overlooked-and-potentially-lethal-adverse-drug-reaction
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Susanne Irene Scott, Michelle Fog Andersen, Lise Aagaard, Christian Von Buchwald, Eva Rye Rasmussen
Introduction Angioedema is a potentially fatal adverse drug reaction of some medications, as swellings of the upper airways can cause death by asphyxiation. Angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors are widely known to cause angioedema but less is known about the association between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (gliptins) and angioedema. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are anti-diabetic drugs used to improve glycaemic control. They, as a class effect, inadvertently affect the degradation of the vasoactive kinins bradykinin and substance P, both of which can cause angioedema due to vasodilatation and increase in vascular permeability in the capillaries...
February 14, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199357/home-detection-of-freezing-of-gait-using-support-vector-machines-through-a-single-waist-worn-triaxial-accelerometer
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Daniel Rodríguez-Martín, Albert Samà, Carlos Pérez-López, Andreu Català, Joan M Moreno Arostegui, Joan Cabestany, Àngels Bayés, Sheila Alcaine, Berta Mestre, Anna Prats, M Cruz Crespo, Timothy J Counihan, Patrick Browne, Leo R Quinlan, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Dean Sweeney, Hadas Lewy, Joseph Azuri, Gabriel Vainstein, Roberta Annicchiarico, Alberto Costa, Alejandro Rodríguez-Molinero
Among Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms, freezing of gait (FoG) is one of the most debilitating. To assess FoG, current clinical practice mostly employs repeated evaluations over weeks and months based on questionnaires, which may not accurately map the severity of this symptom. The use of a non-invasive system to monitor the activities of daily living (ADL) and the PD symptoms experienced by patients throughout the day could provide a more accurate and objective evaluation of FoG in order to better understand the evolution of the disease and allow for a more informed decision-making process in making adjustments to the patient's treatment plan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193533/effect-of-dual-mode-and-dual-site-non-invasive-brain-stimulation-on-freezing-of-gait-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Won Hyuk Chang, Min Soo Kim, Eunhee Park, Jin Whan Cho, Jinyoung Youn, Yun Kwan Kim, Yun-Hee Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of dual-mode non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) with high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the primary motor cortex of the lower leg and anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex compared with rTMS alone in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with freezing of gait (FOG). DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, controlled study. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation clinics...
February 10, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193030/dynamic-cluster-analysis-an-unbiased-method-for-identifying-a-2-element-containing-compounds-in-liquid-chromatographic-high-resolution-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometric-data
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Aaron John Christian Andersen, Per Juel Hansen, Kevin Jørgensen, Kristian Fog Nielsen
Dynamic cluster analysis (DCA) is an automated, unbiased technique which can identify Cl, Br, S, and other A + 2 element containing metabolites in liquid chromatographic high-resolution mass spectrometric data. DCA is based on three features, primarily the previously unutilized A + 1 to A + 2 isotope cluster spacing which is a strong classifier in itself but improved with the addition of the monoisotopic mass, and the well-known A:A+2 intensity ratio. Utilizing only the A + 1 to A + 2 isotope cluster spacing and the monoisotopic mass it was possible to filter a chromatogram for metabolites which contain Cl, Br, and S...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190679/fat-oil-and-grease-reduction-in-commercial-kitchen-ductwork-a-novel-biological-approach
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S Mudie, M Vahdati
Recent research has characterised emissions upon cooking a variety of foods in a commercial catering environment in terms of volume, particle size and composition. However, there has been limited focus on the deposition of solid grease in commercial kitchen ductwork, the sustainability of these systems and their implications on the heat recovery potential of kitchen ventilation extract air. This paper reviews the literature concerning grease, commonly referred to as Fat, Oils and Grease (FOG) abatement strategies and finds that many of these systems fall short of claimed performances...
February 9, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186875/freezing-of-gait-detection-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-subject-independent-detector-using-anomaly-scores
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Thuy T Pham, Steven T Moore, Simon J G Lewis, Diep N Nguyen, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Andrew J Fuglevand, Alistair L McEwan, Philip H W Leong
Freezing of gait (FoG) is common in Parkinsonian gait and strongly relates to falls. Current clinical FoG assessments are patients' self-report diaries and experts' manual video analysis. Both are subjective and yield moderate reliability. Existing detection algorithms have been predominantly designed in subject-dependent settings. In this work, we aim to develop an automated FoG detector for subject-independent. After extracting highly relevant features, we apply anomaly detection techniques to detect FoG events...
February 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178606/breast-reconstruction-post-mastectomy-let-s-google-it-accessibility-readability-and-quality-of-online-information
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Noel P Lynch, Bronagh Lang, Sophia Angelov, Sarah A McGarrigle, Terence J Boyle, Dhafir Al-Azawi, Elizabeth M Connolly
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the readability, accessibility and quality of information pertaining to breast reconstruction post mastectomy on the Internet in the English language. METHODS: Using the Google(©) search engine the keywords "Breast reconstruction post mastectomy" were searched for. We analyzed the top 75 sites. The Flesch Reading Ease Score and Gunning Fog Index were calculated to assess readability. Web site quality was assessed objectively using the University of Michigan Consumer Health Web site Evaluation Checklist...
February 5, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167933/virome-assembly-and-annotation-a-surprise-in-the-namib-desert
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Uljana Hesse, Peter van Heusden, Bronwyn M Kirby, Israel Olonade, Leonardo J van Zyl, Marla Trindade
Sequencing, assembly, and annotation of environmental virome samples is challenging. Methodological biases and differences in species abundance result in fragmentary read coverage; sequence reconstruction is further complicated by the mosaic nature of viral genomes. In this paper, we focus on biocomputational aspects of virome analysis, emphasizing latent pitfalls in sequence annotation. Using simulated viromes that mimic environmental data challenges we assessed the performance of five assemblers (CLC-Workbench, IDBA-UD, SPAdes, RayMeta, ABySS)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167273/mybs-affect-the-variation-in-the-ratio-of-anthocyanin-and-flavanol-in-fruit-peel-and-flesh-in-response-to-shade
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Yanfen Lu, Yufen Bu, Suxiao Hao, Yaru Wang, Jie Zhang, Ji Tian, Yuncong Yao
Fruit pigment accumulation, which represents an important indicator of nutrient quality and appearance value, is often affected by low light under rain, cloud, fog and haze conditions during the veraison period. It is not known whether continuous low light interferes with the production and accumulation of secondary metabolites in veraison fruit. In this paper, we measured pigments and the transcriptional level of genes related to secondary metabolites, i.e., flavonoid biosynthesis in the peel and flesh of Malus crabapple 'Radiant' fruit in response to normal light and shade from 10th July to 30th August...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167093/effect-of-cue-timing-and-modality-on-gait-initiation-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-freezing-of-gait
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Chiahao Lu, Sommer L Amundsen Huffmaster, Paul J Tuite, Jacqueline M Vachon, Colum D MacKinnon
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of cue timing, across three sensory modalities, on anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) during gait initiation in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Biomechanics research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five individuals with idiopathic PD (11 with freezing of gait, FOG) were studied in the off-levodopa state (12-hour overnight withdrawal)...
February 3, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160752/motor-preparation-rather-than-decision-making-differentiates-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-and-without-freezing-of-gait
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John S Butler, Conor Fearon, Isabelle Killane, Saskia M Waechter, Richard B Reilly, Timothy Lynch
OBJECTIVE: Freezing of gait (FOG) is a brief, episodic phenomenon affecting over half of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and leads to significant morbidity. The pathophysiology of FOG remains poorly understood but is associated with deficits in cognitive function and motor preparation. METHOD: We studied 20 people with PD (10 with FOG, 10 without FOG) and performed a timed response target detection task while electroencephalographic data were acquired. We analysed the data to detect and examine cortical markers of cognitive decision making (P3b or centroparietal positivity, CPP) and motor readiness potential...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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