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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193461/site-specific-gene-expression-analysis-from-archived-human-intestine-samples-combining-laser-capture-microdissection-and-multiplexed-color-coded-probes
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A Braun, C Martinez, S Schmitteckert, R Röth, F Lasitschka, B Niesler
BACKGROUND: Alterations of site-specific gene expression profiles in disease-relevant networks within the different layers of the intestinal wall may contribute to the onset and clinical course of gastrointestinal disorders. To date, no systematic analysis has assessed and compared sub-regional gene expression patterns in all distinct layers of the gut using fresh frozen human samples. Our aim was to establish an optimized protocol for site-specific RNA isolation in order to achieve maximum RNA quality and amount for subsequent gene expression analysis combining laser-capture microdissection (LCM) with a probe-based technology, the NanoString nCounter Analysis system...
November 28, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176841/salient-object-segmentation-based-on-active-contouring
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Xin Xia, Tao Lin, Zhi Chen, Hongyan Xu
Traditional saliency detection algorithms lack object semantic character, and the segmentation algorithms cannot highlight the saliency of the segmentation regions. In order to compensate for the defects of these two algorithms, the salient object segmentation model, which is a novel combination of two algorithms, is established in this paper. With the help of a priori knowledge of image boundary background traits, the K-means++ algorithm is used to cluster the pixels for each region; in line with the sensitivity of the human eye to color and with its attention mechanism, the joint probability distribution of the regional contrast ratio and spatial saliency is established...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155081/population-receptive-field-prf-measurements-of-chromatic-responses-in-human-visual-cortex-using-fmri
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Lauren E Welbourne, Antony B Morland, Alex R Wade
The spatial sensitivity of the human visual system depends on stimulus color: achromatic gratings can be resolved at relatively high spatial frequencies while sensitivity to isoluminant color contrast tends to be more low-pass. Models of early spatial vision often assume that the receptive field size of pattern-sensitive neurons is correlated with their spatial frequency sensitivity - larger receptive fields are typically associated with lower optimal spatial frequency. A strong prediction of this model is that neurons coding isoluminant chromatic patterns should have, on average, a larger receptive field size than neurons sensitive to achromatic patterns...
November 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137569/the-neuro-ophthalmological-effects-related-to-long-term-occupational-exposure-to-organic-solvents-in-painters
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Heba Khodary Allam, Shaimaa Soliman, Tamer Wasfy, Ahmed Ghoneim, Yasser Serag, Grace Simbajwe
PURPOSE: Organic solvents are widely used in many industries, and usually, exposure occurs with mixtures of solvents. Organic solvent mixtures are known for their ability to affect tissues of high lipid content including the myelin sheath in the nervous system. The purpose of this work was to study the evidence that long-term (more than 10 years) exposure to organic solvent mixtures among painters can induce neuro-ophthalmological effects on the function of retinal ganglion cells and the optic tract...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133170/hydronephrosis-and-crossing-vessels-in-children-optimization-of-diagnostic-therapeutic-pathway-and-analysis-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-urography-diagnostic-accuracy
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M C Y Wong, G Piaggio, M B Damasio, C Molinelli, S M Ferretti, A Pistorio, G Ghiggeri, M L Degl'Innocenti, A Canepa, V Incarbone, G Mattioli
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is one of the most frequent urological diseases affecting the pediatric population. It can be due to both intrinsic stenosis of the junction and extrinsic causes such as the presence of crossing vessels (CVs), which can be detected by color Doppler ultrasound (CD-US). Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) is a good alternative, but sedation and infusion of a contrast agent are required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of CD-US and MRU in visualizing CVs in pediatric hydronephrosis, in order to decide the correct diagnostic pathway in the pre-operative phase...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119649/prospective-multimodal-imaging-assessment-of-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients-administered-by-chemoradiation-followed-by-radical-surgery-the-price-prospective-imaging-of-cervical-cancer-and-neoadjuvant-treatment-study-2-the-role-of-ultrasound-after
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Antonia Carla Testa, Francesca Moro, Tina Pasciuto, Maria Cristina Moruzzi, Alessia Di Legge, Gilda Fuoco, Rosa Autorino, Angela Collarino, Benedetta Gui, Gian Franco Zannoni, Antonietta Gambacorta, Maura Miccò, Vittoria Rufini, Giovanni Scambia, Gabriella Ferrandina
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of two-dimensional ultrasound parameters, three-dimensional power Doppler and intravenous contrast enhanced indices in detecting residual disease in locally advanced cervical cancer patients triaged to neoadjuvant treatment followed by radical surgery. METHODS: Between October 2010 and June 2014, 108 women with histologically documented cervical cancer and FIGO stage IB2-IVA were screened and 88 of them were included in the final analysis...
November 8, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049228/the-efficiency-of-sonography-in-diagnosing-volvulus-in-neonates-with-suspected-intestinal-malrotation
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Wenhua Zhang, Hongjun Sun, Fangqiong Luo
This study is to prospectively evaluate the efficiency of sonography for volvulus diagnosis in neonates with clinically suspected intestinal malrotation.A total of 83 patients with suspected intestinal malrotation who underwent detailed abdominal sonography and upper gastrointestinal contrast study were included. Malrotation was characterized by inversion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and superior mesenteric vein (SMV) in sonographic examination. The "whirlpool sign" of Color Doppler Sonography was recognized as a characteristic for malrotation with volvulus...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033863/the-peaceful-co-existence-of-input-frequency-and-structural-intervention-effects-on-the-comprehension-of-complex-sentences-in-german-speaking-children
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Flavia Adani, Maja Stegenwallner-Schütz, Talea Niesel
The predictions of two contrasting approaches to the acquisition of transitive relative clauses were tested within the same groups of German-speaking participants aged from 3 to 5 years old. The input frequency approach predicts that object relative clauses with inanimate heads (e.g., the pullover that the man is scratching) are comprehended earlier and more accurately than those with an animate head (e.g., the man that the boy is scratching). In contrast, the structural intervention approach predicts that object relative clauses with two full NP arguments mismatching in number (e...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992194/a-novel-display-system-reveals-anisotropic-polarization-perception-in-the-motion-vision-of-the-butterfly-papilio-xuthus
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Finlay J Stewart, Michiyo Kinoshita, Kentaro Arikawa
While the linear polarization of light is virtually invisible to humans, many invertebrates' eyes can detect it. How this information is processed in the nervous system, and what behavioral function it serves, are in many cases unclear. One reason for this is the technical difficulty involved in presenting images or video containing polarization contrast, particularly if intensity and/or color contrast is also required. In this primarily methods-focused article, we present a novel technique based on projecting video through a synchronously rotating linear polarizer...
November 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984142/visual-inspection-of-mr-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-maps-has-limited-value-for-distinguishing-progression-from-pseudoprogression-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-patients
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Melissa Kerkhof, Pauline L Tans, Rogier E Hagenbeek, Geert J Lycklama À Nijeholt, Finn K Holla, Tjeerd J Postma, Chiara S Straathof, Linda Dirven, Martin Jb Taphoorn, Maaike J Vos
AIM: We examined whether visual interpretation of relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) color maps made with dynamic susceptibility-weighted perfusion MRI can reliably distinguish progressive disease (PD) from pseudoprogression (PsPD) in glioblastoma patients during treatment with temozolomide chemoradiation. MATERIALS & METHODS: Magnetic resonance (MR) perfusion-weighted images were evaluated based on visual inspection of rCBV maps. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated to assess if rCBV can reliably differentiate between PD and PsPD, during standard chemoradiation therapy...
October 6, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983674/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-the-abdominal-vasculature
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REVIEW
Vasileios Rafailidis, Cheng Fang, Gibran T Yusuf, Dean Y Huang, Paul S Sidhu
Vascular diseases account for a significant proportion of abdominal pathology and represent a common referral source for abdominal ultrasonographic examinations. B-mode, color Doppler, and spectral Doppler analyses are well-established in the evaluation of abdominal blood vessels although they may occasionally be limited by lower sensitivity for slow flow visualization or the deeper location of abdominal vascular structures. The introduction of microbubbles as ultrasonographic contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), a valuable complementary ultrasonographic technique, which is capable of addressing clinically significant problems and guiding patient management...
October 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913514/the-incidence-of-needle-stick-and-sharp-injuries-and-their-associations-with-visual-function-among-hospital-nurses
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Mohammad Ghasemi, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Hassan Hashemi, Abbasali Yekta, Payam Nabovati
PURPOSE: To determine the one-year incidence of needle stick and sharp injuries (NSIs and SIs) and their associations with visual function among Iranian nurses. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 278 nurses working at one hospital were selected through stratified random sampling. After applying the exclusion criteria, the final analysis was performed on the data of 267 nurses. The data of occupational injuries were collected through a researcher-administered questionnaire...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910168/reduced-central-retinal-artery-blood-flow-is-related-to-impaired-central-visual-function-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-patients
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Samantha Kayser, Patricia Vargas, Deborah Mendelsohn, Jorge Han, Hua Bi, Alexandra Benavente, Ava K Bittner
PURPOSE: We evaluated the test-retest repeatability of blood flow velocities in the retrobulbar central retinal artery (CRA) and explored whether reduced blood flow is related to the degree of visual function loss in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients with wide range of disease severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured CRA peak systolic velocity (PSV) and end diastolic velocity (EDV) to calculate mean flow velocity (MFV) in 18 RP patients using color Doppler imaging with spectral flow Doppler (GE Logiq7 ultrasound) twice in each eye at each of two visits within a month...
November 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866638/prediction-of-hyperperfusion-phenomenon-after-carotid-artery-stenting-and-carotid-angioplasty-using-quantitative-dsa-with-cerebral-circulation-time-imaging
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Keita Yamauchi, Yukiko Enomoto, Katharina Otani, Yusuke Egashira, Toru Iwama
BACKGROUND: Hyperperfusion syndrome after carotid interventions has a low incidence but it can lead to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of quantitative DSA for predicting hyperperfusion phenomenon (HPP) after carotid artery stenting and angioplasty. METHODS: Thirty-three consecutive patients with carotid stenosis treated with carotid artery stenting or angioplasty between February 2014 and August 2016 were included...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858647/hair-segmentation-using-adaptive-threshold-from-edge-and-branch-length-measures
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Ian Lee, Xian Du, Brian Anthony
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive imaging techniques allow the monitoring of skin structure and diagnosis of skin diseases in clinical applications. However, hair in skin images hampers the imaging and classification of the skin structure of interest. Although many hair segmentation methods have been proposed for digital hair removal, a major challenge in hair segmentation remains in detecting hairs that are thin, overlapping, of similar contrast or color to underlying skin, or overlaid on highly-textured skin structure...
August 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851585/development-of-a-sensitive-generic-and-easy-to-use-organophosphate-skin-disclosure-kit
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Franz Worek, Andreas Wosar, Madlen Baumann, Horst Thiermann, Timo Wille
Various organophosphorus compounds (OP), primarily the nerve agent VX and other V-agents, are highly toxic to humans after skin exposure. Percutaneous exposure by such OP results in a delayed onset of toxic signs which enables the initiation of specific countermeasures if contamination is detected rapidly. Presently available mobile detection systems can hardly detect skin exposure by low volatile OP. In order to fill this gap an OP skin disclosure kit was developed which should fulfill different requirements, i...
October 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837721/visual-function-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-homozygous-sickle-cell-disease-and-temporal-macular-atrophy
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Gilles C Martin, Charlotte Dénier, Olivia Zambrowski, David Grévent, Lenaïc Bruère, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert, Dominique Brémond-Gignac, Matthieu P Robert
Importance: Temporal macular involvement in sickle cell disease can now easily be detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT). However, while recent studies have demonstrated its high prevalence, little is known about its potential consequences on visual function. Objective: To assess the visual function of patients with sickle cell disease with no visual symptoms despite temporal macular atrophy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case series included data collection and explorations made in a single referral center for sickle cell disease in 2016...
October 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805589/visual-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Richard A Armstrong
This chapter describes the visual problems likely to be encountered in Parkinson's disease (PD) and whether such signs are useful in differentiating the parkinsonian syndromes. Visual dysfunction in PD may involve visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, color discrimination, pupil reactivity, saccadic and pursuit eye movements, motion perception, visual fields, and visual processing speeds. In addition, disturbance of visuospatial orientation, facial recognition problems, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, and chronic visual hallucinations may be present...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800648/fundus-autofluorescence-findings-in-eyes-with-birdshot-chorioretinitis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Christian Böni, Jennifer E Thorne, Richard F Spaide, Trucian A Ostheimer, David Sarraf, Ralph D Levinson, Debra A Goldstein, Lana M Rifkin, Albert T Vitale, Glenn J Jaffe, Gary N Holland
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe fundus autofluorescence (FAF) findings in eyes with birdshot chorioretinitis (BSCR) and to compare findings to demographic, medical, and clinical characteristics. Methods: In this multicenter, prospective, cross-sectional study, 172 eyes (86 patients) with BSCR were investigated. Participants underwent a standardized evaluation including collection of demographic data, ophthalmic and treatment history, and ophthalmologic examination...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800205/wide-field-color-imaging-of-scatter-based-tissue-contrast-using-both-high-spatial-frequency-illumination-and-cross-polarization-gating
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Mackenzie L Carlson, David M McClatchy, Jason R Gunn, Jonathan T Elliott, Keith D Paulsen, Stephen C Kanick, Brian W Pogue
This study characterizes the scatter-specific tissue contrast that can be obtained by high spatial frequency (HSF) domain imaging and cross-polarization (CP) imaging, using a standard color imaging system, and how combining them may be beneficial. Both HSF and CP approaches are known to modulate the sensitivity of epi-illumination reflectance images between diffuse multiply-scattered and superficially backscattered photons, providing enhanced contrast from microstructure and composition than what is achieved by standard wide-field imaging...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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