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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329359/larger-lateral-prefrontal-cortex-volume-predicts-better-exercise-adherence-among-older-women-evidence-from-two-exercise-training-studies
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John R Best, Bryan K Chiu, Peter A Hall, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Background: Recent research has suggested an important role of lateral prefrontal cortex (lPFC) in consistent implementation of positive health behaviors and avoidance of negative health behaviors. Methods: We examined whether gray matter volume in the lPFC prospectively predicts exercise class attendance among older women (n = 122) who underwent either a 52-week or 26-week exercise training intervention. Structural magnetic resonance imaging determined gray matter volume at baseline...
March 17, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329016/accuracy-and-reliability-of-cetacean-cranial-measurements-using-computed-tomography-three-dimensional-volume-rendered-images
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Adams Hei Long Yuen, Henry Chun Lok Tsui, Brian Chin Wing Kot
Computed tomography (CT) has become more readily available for post-mortem examination, offering an alternative to cetacean cranial measurements obtained manually. Measurement error may result in possible variation in cranial morphometric analysis. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of cetacean cranial measurements obtained by CT three-dimensional volume rendered images (3DVRI). CT scans of 9 stranded cetaceans were performed. The acquired images were reconstructed using bone reconstruction algorithms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328820/long-term-outcomes-of-surgery-alone-versus-surgery-following-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-for-early-t3-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Seung Hyun Cho, Gyu-Seog Choi, Gab Chul Kim, An Na Seo, Hye Jung Kim, Won Hwa Kim, Kyung-Min Shin, So Mi Lee, Hunkyu Ryeom, See Hyung Kim
Recently, a few studies have raised the question of whether preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT) is essential for all T3 rectal cancers. This case-matched study aimed to compare the long-term outcomes of surgery alone with those of PCRT + surgery for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-assessed T3ab (extramural depth of invasion ≤5 mm) and absent mesorectal fascia invasion (clear MRF) in mid/lower rectal cancer patients.From January 2006 to November 2012, 203 patients who underwent curative surgery alone (n = 118) or PCRT + surgery (n = 85) were enrolled in this retrospective study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328630/fluorescein-isothiocyanate-a-novel-application-for-lymphatic-surgery
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Lisa Spiguel, Christiana Shaw, Adam Katz, Lifei Guo, Hung-Chi Chen, Bernard T Lee, Dhruv Singhal
The Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) procedure entails performing a lymphovenous bypass (LVB) at the time of axillary lymph node dissection to reduce lymphedema risk. The two most common fluorophores utilized in LVB are blue dye and indocyanine green. We developed a novel application of fluorescein isothiocyanate for intraoperative lymphatic mapping. Our goal is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of fluorescein isothiocyanate for this application. We reviewed a prospectively collected database on breast cancer patients who underwent LYMPHA from March to September 2015...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328144/diagnosing-and-preventing-iron-overload
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Ganesh Ramanathan, John K Olynyk, Paolo Ferrari
Absolute or functional iron (Fe) deficiency is an important determinant of anemia in hemodialysis patients and parenteral Fe is routinely used to treat this condition in conjunction with erythropoiesis stimulating agents. While restoration of hemoglobin toward the target range is a good outcome of Fe replacement, it is well known that Fe overload and toxicity may be adverse consequences of this therapy. Dialysis clinical practice guidelines recommend tailoring Fe therapy based on transferrin saturation and serum ferritin levels...
March 22, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327660/quantitative-volumetric-raman-imaging-of-three-dimensional-cell-cultures
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Charalambos Kallepitis, Mads S Bergholt, Manuel M Mazo, Vincent Leonardo, Stacey C Skaalure, Stephanie A Maynard, Molly M Stevens
The ability to simultaneously image multiple biomolecules in biologically relevant three-dimensional (3D) cell culture environments would contribute greatly to the understanding of complex cellular mechanisms and cell-material interactions. Here, we present a computational framework for label-free quantitative volumetric Raman imaging (qVRI). We apply qVRI to a selection of biological systems: human pluripotent stem cells with their cardiac derivatives, monocytes and monocyte-derived macrophages in conventional cell culture systems and mesenchymal stem cells inside biomimetic hydrogels that supplied a 3D cell culture environment...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327586/cellular-preservation-of-musculoskeletal-specializations-in-the-cretaceous-bird-confuciusornis
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Baoyu Jiang, Tao Zhao, Sophie Regnault, Nicholas P Edwards, Simon C Kohn, Zhiheng Li, Roy A Wogelius, Michael J Benton, John R Hutchinson
The hindlimb of theropod dinosaurs changed appreciably in the lineage leading to extant birds, becoming more 'crouched' in association with changes to body shape and gait dynamics. This postural evolution included anatomical changes of the foot and ankle, altering the moment arms and control of the muscles that manipulated the tarsometatarsus and digits, but the timing of these changes is unknown. Here, we report cellular-level preservation of tendon- and cartilage-like tissues from the lower hindlimb of Early Cretaceous Confuciusornis...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327564/quantification-of-whole-body-and-segmental-skeletal-muscle-mass-using-phase-sensitive-8-electrode-medical-bioelectrical-impedance-devices
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A Bosy-Westphal, B Jensen, W Braun, M Pourhassan, D Gallagher, M J Müller
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) provides noninvasive measures of skeletal muscle mass (SMM) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT). This study (i) analyzes the impact of conventional wrist-ankle vs segmental technology and standing vs supine position on BIA equations and (ii) compares BIA validation against magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). SUBJECTS/METHODS: One hundred and thirty-six healthy Caucasian adults (70 men, 66 women; age 40±12 years) were measured by a phase-sensitive multifrequency BIA (seca medical body composition analyzers 515 and 525)...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327473/simulation-study-of-a-d-shape-pet-scanner-for-improved-sensitivity-and-reduced-cost-in-whole-body-imaging
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Abdella M Ahmed, Hideaki Tashima, Taiga Yamaya
Many research efforts are being made to increase the sensitivity and improve the imaging performance of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. Conventionally, sensitivity can be increased by increasing the number of detector rings in the axial direction (but at high cost) or reduce the diameter of the scanner (with the disadvantages of reducing the space for patients and degrading the spatial resolution due to the parallax error). In this study, we proposed a PET scanner with a truncated ring and an array of detectors that can be arranged in a straight line below the bed...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327294/reference-values-for-the-scalene-interval-width-during-varying-degrees-of-glenohumeral-abduction-using-ultrasonography
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Ross Mattox, Patrick J Battaglia, Aaron B Welk, Yumi Maeda, Daniel W Haun, Norman W Kettner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to establish reference values for the width of the interval between the anterior and middle scalene muscles using ultrasonography during varying degrees of glenohumeral joint (GH) abduction. Reliability and body mass index (BMI) data were also assessed. METHODS: Interscalene triangles of asymptomatic participants were scanned bilaterally in the transverse plane. Images were obtained at 0°, 90°, and 150° of GH abduction with the participant seated...
November 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327181/soluble-oligomeric-amyloid-%C3%AE-induces-calcium-dyshomeostasis-that-precedes-synapse-loss-in-the-living-mouse-brain
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Michal Arbel-Ornath, Eloise Hudry, Josiah R Boivin, Tadafumi Hashimoto, Shuko Takeda, Kishore V Kuchibhotla, Steven Hou, Carli R Lattarulo, Arianna M Belcher, Naomi Shakerdge, Pariss B Trujillo, Alona Muzikansky, Rebecca A Betensky, Bradley T Hyman, Brian J Bacskai
BACKGROUND: Amyloid-β oligomers (oAβ) are thought to mediate neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and previous studies in AD transgenic mice suggest that calcium dysregulation may contribute to these pathological effects. Even though AD mouse models remain a valuable resource to investigate amyloid neurotoxicity, the concomitant presence of soluble Aβ species, fibrillar Aβ, and fragments of amyloid precursor protein (APP) complicate the interpretation of the phenotypes. METHOD: To explore the specific contribution of soluble oligomeric Aβ (oAβ) to calcium dyshomeostasis and synaptic morphological changes, we acutely exposed the healthy mouse brain, at 3 to 6 months of age, to naturally occurring soluble oligomers and investigated their effect on calcium levels using in vivo multiphoton imaging...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326459/preparation-and-evaluation-of-plga-coated-capsaicin-magnetic-nanoparticles
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Mrudhula Baskaran, Padmamalini Baskaran, Navamoney Arulsamy, Baskaran Thyagarajan
PURPOSE: Drugs used in the treatment of diseases can cause several unwanted systemic side effects. A site-specific drug delivery system can eliminate such consequences by delivering drugs to certain target areas of the body where therapeutic effects are required. Here we present the preparation and evaluation of magnetic nanoparticles of capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, coated with poly-L-lactide co-glycolide (PLGA), a FDA-approved biodegradable bioavailable polymer...
March 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326349/quantitative-in-vivo-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessment-of-age-dependent-changes-in-murine-whole-body-composition
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Kim L Beaucage, Steven I Pollmann, Stephen M Sims, S Jeffrey Dixon, David W Holdsworth
Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is used routinely to quantify skeletal tissue mass in small animal models. Our goal was to evaluate repeated in vivo micro-CT imaging for monitoring whole-body composition in studies of growth and aging in mice. Male mice from 2 to 52 weeks of age were anesthetized and imaged using an eXplore Locus Ultra and/or eXplore speCZT scanner. Images were reconstructed into 3D volumes, signal-intensity thresholds were used to classify each voxel as adipose, lean or skeletal tissue, and tissue masses were calculated from known density values...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326288/associations-of-body-related-teasing-with-weight-status-body-image-and-dieting-behavior-among-japanese-adolescents
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Naomi Chisuwa-Hayami, Toshi Haruki
Background: Body-related teasing is known to be linked to body dissatisfaction and dieting behavior in adolescents. However, little is known about it in non-Western countries. This study aims to examine the prevalence of body-related teasing among Japanese adolescents and its connection to weight status, body image, and dieting behavior to consider implications for public health. Methods: The design of this study is a cross-sectional study. An anonymous self-administrated survey was conducted with 1172 junior high school students in Higashi-Osaka City in Osaka Prefecture in Japan...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325584/development-of-a-surrogate-model-based-on-patient-weight-bone-mass-and-geometry-to-predict-femoral-neck-strains-and-fracture-loads
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Mark Taylor, Egon Perilli, Saulo Martelli
Osteoporosis and related bone fractures are an increasing global burden in our ageing society. Areal bone mineral density assessed through dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), the clinically accepted and most used method, is not sufficient to assess fracture risk individually. Finite element (FE) modelling has shown improvements in prediction of fracture risk, better than aBMD from DEXA, but is not practical for widespread clinical use. The aim of this study was to develop an adaptive neural network (ANN)-based surrogate model to predict femoral neck strains and fracture loads obtained from a previously developed population-based FE model...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325390/patterns-of-distribution-of-giant-congenital-melanocytic-nevi-gcmn-the-6b-rule
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Vanessa P Martins da Silva, Ashfaq Marghoob, Ramon Pigem, Cristina Carrera, Paula Aguilera, Joan A Puig-Butillé, Susana Puig, Josep Malvehy
BACKGROUND: Garment-related terms have been used to describe the pattern of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN). OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe patterns of distribution of GCMN and propose a classification scheme. METHODS: Photographic records of patients with GCMN from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona were analyzed and a classification based on observed GCMN distribution patterns was created. The classification was independently applied by 8 observers to cases found in the literature...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325028/tracking-intrinsic-connectivity-brain-network-features-during-successive-pseudo-resting-states-and-interoceptive-task-fmri
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Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Advanced multivariate analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data based on blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) contras have revealed that the human brain organizes its activities into multiple intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs). Several fMRI studies have evaluated the modulations of these networks during different cognitive or emotional tasks using blind source separation techniques particularly the independent component analysis (ICA). In this exploratory study, we applied ICA methodology to examine ICN modulations under different interoceptive conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324965/high-dielectric-material-in-mri-numerical-assessment-of-the-reduction-of-the-induced-local-power-on-implanted-cardiac-leads
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Eugenio Mattei, Elena Lucano, Federica Censi, Leonardo M Angelone, Giovanni Calcagnini
High dielectric materials (HDM) have been proposed in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the images acquired while reducing the radiofrequency (RF) absorption in tissue. The aim of this study is to assess the potential merit of using HDM to reduce power induced at the tip of an endocardial lead in patients undergoing MRI. Numerical simulations were performed using a commercial finite-differences time-domain (FDTD) software to model the RF field generated by a birdcage body coil at 64 MHz on a human body model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324266/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-recurrent-breast-cancer-after-second-breast-conserving-therapy-in-comparison-with-mastectomy-the-german-experience
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Svenja Jendrian, Katharina Steffens, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Elena Laakmann, Corinna Bergelt, Isabell Witzel
BACKGROUND: Although some studies suggest that breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows better psychosocial outcomes than mastectomy in patients with primary breast cancer, little is known about the outcomes of these surgical options in recurrent breast cancer. We investigated differences in overall survival and re-recurrence rates as well as psychosocial outcomes among patients who underwent BCT or mastectomy after the diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer in a single-center setting. METHODS: 124 of 186 eligible patients who underwent surgical treatment for breast cancer recurrence completed the questionnaires on quality of life (EORTC QLQ-C30 and -BR23), fear of progression (PA-F-KF), anxiety and depression (HADS), and body image (BIS)...
March 21, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324213/-split-and-splayed-c3-traumatic-lateral-c2-3-dislocation-without-neurological-deficits-unique-case-and-its-management
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Apinderpreeet Singh, Pravin Salunke, Rajeev P Kamble
BACKGROUND: Traumatic C2-3 dislocation has been often described in the antero-posterior plane but is extremely rare in the lateral plane. Such dislocations have been described in thoraco-lumbar and C1-2. The need to study the imaging in multiple planes has been highlighted to plan proper realignment. METHODS: A young male presented with neck pain alone following a train accident. The imaging showed a fracture of C3 splaying it. The C2-3 showed lateral dislocation in the lateral plane with locked C2-3 facets on one side and C3-4 facets on the other...
March 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
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