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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227804/novel-dry-electrodes-for-recording-electrodermal-activity
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Hugo F Posada-Quintero, Ryan Rood, Yeonsik Noh, Ken Burnham, John Pennace, Ki H Chon, Hugo F Posada-Quintero, Ryan Rood, Yeonsik Noh, Ken Burnham, John Pennace, Ki H Chon, Ryan Rood, John Pennace, Ki H Chon, Hugo F Posada-Quintero, Ken Burnham, Yeonsik Noh
Novel carbon/salt adhesive (CSA) electrodes have been found suitable for collecting electrodermal activity (EDA) signals. Ag/AgCl electrodes are considered the standard for collecting EDA signals, because it highly avoids electrodes' polarization. Ag is an expensive commodity. Furthermore, a hydrogel layer is needed for the Ag/AgCl electrodes to collect EDA signals. Adding hydrogel to the electrodes is a cumbersome process. Aforementioned circumstances highlight the need for a more accessible media to collect these signals, allowing EDA use to spread...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227614/portable-prescreening-system-for-sleep-apnea
#2
Martin Kjaer Guul, Poul Jennum, Helge B D Sorensen, Martin Kjaer Guul, Poul Jennum, Helge B D Sorensen, Martin Kjaer Guul, Helge B D Sorensen, Poul Jennum
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs in more than 4 % of the adult population. Diagnoses for OSA in sleep clinics are costly and more than half of those submitted to a sleep clinic do not have OSA. A simple, easy, and portable homebased monitoring system to evaluate who are in high-or low risk of suffering from OSA would be beneficial. The system must be able to identify individuals with a high pre-test reliability regarding OSA with the aim of referral and further investigation. We aimed to develop a portable, smartphone, and homebased monitoring system to classify whether a patient screened for sleep apnea is at high risk or low risk of having OSA...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226965/distinguishing-obstructive-from-central-sleep-apneas-and-hypopneas-using-linear-svm-and-acoustic-features
#3
Richard Hummel, T Douglas Bradley, Devin Packer, Hisham Alshaer, Richard Hummel, T Douglas Bradley, Devin Packer, Hisham Alshaer, Devin Packer, T Douglas Bradley, Hisham Alshaer, Richard Hummel
Sleep Apnea (SA) is a very common but underdiagnosed respiratory disorder. SA has 2 main types, obstructive and central sleep apnea (OSA and CSA, respectively). The distinction between the 2 types is important for proper clinical management. Our aim in this study was to deploy acoustic analysis of breath sounds to distinguish central from obstructive events. We recorded breath sounds from 29 patients from which 45 segments with obstructive only and 40 segments with central only respiratory events were isolated...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225801/perioperative-hemoglobin-area-under-the-curve-is-an-independent-predictor-of-renal-failure-after-cardiac-surgery-results-from-a-spanish-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Paula Duque-Sosa, Diego Martínez-Urbistondo, Gemma Echarri, Raquel Callejas, María Josefa Iribarren, Gregorio Rábago, Pablo Monedero
Perioperative anemia is an important risk factor for cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). Nonetheless, the severity of the anemia and the time in the perioperative period in which the hemoglobin level should be considered as a risk factor is conflicting. The present study introduces the concept of perioperative hemoglobin area under the curve (pHb-AUC) as a surrogate marker of the evolution of perioperative hemoglobin concentration. Through a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data, we assessed this new variable as a risk factor for the development of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery in 966 adult patients who underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, at twenty-three academic hospitals in Spain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225510/effective-use-of-calcineurin-inhibitor-in-combination-therapy-for-interstitial-lung-disease-in-patients-with-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis
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Yasuhiro Shimojima, Wataru Ishii, Masayuki Matsuda, Dai Kishida, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
OBJECTIVE: The current study demonstrated the potential use of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) in combination therapy for interstitial lung disease (ILD) complicated with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). METHODS: Thirty DM/PM patients with ILD were enrolled in this study. Continuous intravenous administration of cyclosporine A (IV-CsA) was simultaneously started with corticosteroid in patients presenting more than two respiratory distress factors as follows: <70 mmHg of PaO2, percentage of vital capacity <70%, and/or exertional dyspnea...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224233/decrease-in-small-pulmonary-vessels-on-chest-computed-tomography-in-light-smokers-without-copd-an-early-change-but-correlated-with-smoking-index
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Shinji Saruya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Shin Matsuoka, Shoichiro Matsushita, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Yasuo Nakajima
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the amount of smoking and the cross-sectional area (CSA) of small pulmonary vessels in light smokers without a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board, which waived the need for informed consent from patients. The study included 34 current smokers without COPD, who were defined as light smokers based on their smoking history (≤25 pack years)...
February 21, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222908/reports-of-child-sexual-abuse-of-boys-and-girls-longitudinal-trends-over-a-20-year-period-in-victoria-australia
#7
Ben Mathews, Leah Bromfield, Kerryann Walsh, Qinglu Cheng, Rosana E Norman
Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys' experiences, conceptions of masculinity, and less research on boys including into reporting trends and outcomes. We conducted a 20-year longitudinal time-trend analysis of government data to identify reporting trends and report outcomes for CSA in Victoria, Australia from 1993 to 2012...
February 17, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221164/positive-and-negative-cues-for-modulating-neurite-dynamics-and-receptor-expression
#8
Melissa Wrobel, Harini Gayathari Sundararaghavan
Many current peripheral nerve repair strategies focus on delivering positive, growth promoting cues (e.g. extracellular matrix, ECM) while eliminating negative, growth inhibiting cues (e.g. chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans, CSPGs) at the injury site. We hypothesized that recapitulating the positive and negative cues of the peripheral nerve injury microenvironment would improve regeneration. First, we tested the effects of a characteristic CSPG, Chondroitin Sulfate A (CSA) on neurite dynamics of dissociated chick embryo dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons using time lapse video microscopy...
February 21, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220117/the-tumorigenicity-of-multipotent-adult-germline-stem-cells-transplanted-into-the-heart-is-affected-by-natural-killer-cells-and-by-cyclosporine-a-independent-of-its-immunosuppressive-effects
#9
Daniela Hübscher, Diana Kaiser, Leslie Elsner, Sebastian Monecke, Ralf Dressel, Kaomei Guan
Transplantation of stem cells represents an upcoming therapy for many degenerative diseases. For clinical use, transplantation of pluripotent stem cell-derived cells should lead to integration of functional grafts without immune rejection or teratoma formation. Our previous studies showed that the risk of teratoma formation is highly influenced by the immune system of the recipients. In this study, we have observed a higher teratoma formation rate when undifferentiated so-called multipotent adult germline stem cells (maGSCs) were transplanted into the heart of T, B, and natural killer (NK) cell-deficient RAG2(-/-)γc(-/-) mice than in RAG2(-/-) mice, which still have NK cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219583/risk-factors-affecting-graft-and-patient-survivals-after-transplantation-from-deceased-donors-in-a-developing-country-a-single-center-experience
#10
Y Ayar, A Ersoy, G Ocakoglu, A Yildiz, A Oruc, H Soyak, M Calapkulu, A B Sahin, N Bolca Topal, E Okeer, B Coskun, O Kaygisiz, Y Kordan, H Vuruskan
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors affecting graft and patient survival after transplantation from deceased donors. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of 186 transplantations from deceased donors performed at our center between 2006 and 2014. The recipients were divided into two groups: Group I (141 recipients without graft loss) and Group II (45 recipients with graft loss). Kaplan-Meier, log-rank test, and Cox proportional hazard regressions were used...
March 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219134/-role-of-nuclear-factor-of-activated-t-cells-cytoplasmic-1-on-vascular-calcification-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
#11
J X Zhang, J S Xu, Y Y Han, Y L Bai, L W Cui, H R Zhang, S L Zhang
Objective: To explore the role of nuclear factor of activated T-cells cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1) on vascular calcification in chronic renal failure rats. Methods: Nineteen male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham-operated group (n=6), 5/6 Nephrectomy (Nx) group (n=6), 5/6 Nx+ calcitriol group (n=7). Vascular calcification was determined by von Kossa staining and orthocresolphthalein complexone (OCPC) method. Protein expressions of NFATc1 and runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) in aortas were measured by immunohistochemistry...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216206/applications-and-limitations-of-behaviorally-conditioned-immunopharmacological-responses
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Laura Lückemann, Meike Unteroberdörster, Julia Kirchhof, Manfred Schedlowski, Martin Hadamitzky
The importance of placebo responses for the treatment of various medical conditions has increasingly been recognized, whereas knowledge and systematic application in clinical settings are still sparse. One possible application for placebo responses in pharmacotherapy is given by learning paradigms, such as behaviorally conditioned immunosuppression, aiming at drug dose reduction while maintaining therapeutic efficacy of drug treatment. In an established learning paradigm of conditioned taste aversion/avoidance (CTA) in both, rats and humans, respectively, a novel-tasting drinking solution (conditioned stimulus, CS) is paired with an injection of the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine A (CsA) as unconditioned stimulus (US)...
February 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216036/-1-h-csa-parameters-by-ultrafast-mas-nmr-measurement-and-applications-to-structure-refinement
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Habeeba K Miah, Rosalie Cresswell, Dinu Iuga, Jeremy J Titman
A (1)H anisotropic-isotropic chemical shift correlation experiment which employs symmetry-based recoupling sequences to reintroduce the chemical shift anisotropy in ν1 and ultrafast MAS to resolve (1)H sites in ν2 is described. This experiment is used to measure (1)H shift parameters for L-ascorbic acid, a compound with a relatively complex hydrogen-bonding network in the solid. The (1)H CSAs of hydrogen-bonded sites with resolved isotropic shifts can be extracted directly from the recoupled lineshapes. In combination with DFT calculations, hydrogen positions in crystal structures obtained from X-ray and neutron diffraction are refined by comparison with simulations of the full two-dimensional NMR spectrum...
February 13, 2017: Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215115/correlation-between-anatomy-of-the-scapula-and-the-incidence-of-rotator-cuff-tear-and-glenohumeral-osteoarthritis-via-radiological-study
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Mohd Fairudz Bin Mohd Miswan, Mohd Shahril Bin Ahmad Saman, Teo Seow Hui, Mohamed Zubair Mohamed Al-Fayyadh, Mohamed Razif Bin Mohamed Ali, Ng Wuey Min
INTRODUCTION: We conducted a study to elucidate the correlation between the anatomy of the shoulder joint with the development of rotator cuff tear (RCT) and glenohumeral osteoarthritis (GHOA) by using acromioglenoid angle (AGA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The AGA is a new measured angle formed between the line from midglenoid to lateral end of the acromion with the line parallel to the glenoid surface. The AGA was measured in a group of 85 shoulders with RCT, 49 with GHOA and 103 non-RCT/GHOA control shoulders...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214343/high-resolution-ultrasound-visualization-of-the-deep-branch-of-the-ulnar-nerve
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Georg Riegler, Doris Lieba-Samal, Peter C Brugger, Christopher Pivec, Hannes Platzgummer, Martin Vierhapper, Gabriela Muschitz, Suren Jengojan, Gerd Bodner
INTRODUCTION: The value of imaging the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (DBUN) over its entire course has not been clarified. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of visualizing the DBUN from its origin to the most distal point. METHODS: We performed high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) with high-frequency probes (18-22MhZ), HRUS-guided ink-marking, and consecutive dissection in 8 fresh cadaver hands. In both hands of 10 healthy volunteers (n=20), the cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured at 2 different locations (R1+R2)...
February 18, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212689/sleep-complaints-and-sleep-architecture-in-children-with-idiopathic-central-sleep-apnea
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Neepa Gurbani, Stijn L Verhulst, Chee Tan, Narong Simakajornboon
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic central sleep apnea (ICSA) is categorized as a type of nonhypercapnic central sleep apnea (CSA). Recurrent cessation and resumption of respiration leads to sleep fragmentation, which causes excessive daytime sleepiness, frequent nocturnal awakenings, or both. ICSA has been described in the adult population but there is limited information in children. The purpose of this study was to describe clinical manifestations and polysomnographic findings in children with ICSA...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211883/the-inflammatory-state-provokes-sexual-dimorphism-in-left-ventricular-and-electrocardiographic-effects-of-chronic-cyclosporine-in-rats
#17
Hany M El-Bassossy, Zainy M Banjar, Mahmoud M El-Mas
Although cardiotoxicity has been recognized as an adverse effect of cyclosporine A (CSA), no information exists regarding sex specificity of CSA cardiotoxicity. We tested the hypothesis that left ventricular (LV) and electrocardiographic (ECG) effects of CSA and related inflammatory/histopathological derangements are sex related. CSA reduced the LV slope of end-systolic pressure volume relationship and increased isovolumic relaxation constant. These effects were more pronounced in male compared to female rats, suggesting LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210325/hot-topics-from-the-assemblies
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Cowie et al. present the results of the international, multicentre, randomised, parallel-group SERVE-HF (Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with predominant central sleep apnea by adaptive servo ventilation in patients with heart failure) trial, which investigated the effects of adding adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) to guideline based medical management on survival and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with heart failure defined as reduced ejection fraction (<45%) and predominant central sleep apnoea (CSA)...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207658/association-between-paraspinal-muscle-morphology-clinical-symptoms-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
#19
Maryse Fortin, Octavian Dobrescu, Matthew Courtemanche, Carolyn J Sparrey, Carlo Santaguida, Michael G Fehlings, Michael H Weber
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess fatty infiltration and asymmetry of the multifidus (MF), semispinalis cervicis (SCer), semispinalis capitis (SCap), and splenius capitis (SPL) muscles in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM), and evaluate their correlations with clinical symptoms and functional scores. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical muscle alterations have been reported in patients with chronic neck pain, but the assessment of cervical muscle morphology has been overlooked in patients with DCM...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207406/degeneration-recognizing-clonal-selection-algorithm-for-multimodal-optimization
#20
Nan Xu, Yongsheng Ding, Lihong Ren, Kuangrong Hao
In this paper, a computing speed improvement for the clonal selection algorithm (CSA) is proposed based on a degeneration recognizing (DR) method. The degeneration recognizing clonal selection algorithm (DR-CSA) is designed for solving complex engineering multimodal optimization problems. On each iteration of CSA, there is a large amount of eliminated solutions which are usually neglected. But these solutions do contain the knowledge of the nonoptimal area. By storing and utilizing these data, the DR-CSA is aimed to identify part of the new population as degenerated and eliminate them before the evaluation operation, so that a number of evaluation times can be avoided...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
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