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Andreas Melfsen, Max Holstermann, Angelika Haeussermann, Joachim Molkentin, Andreas Susenbeth, Eberhard Hartung
Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to estimate contents of fatty acids (FA) in milk frequently at-farm or during daily milking routine. In this study, a total of 738 raw milk spectra collected from 33 Holstein cows over a period of 30 weeks were recorded. Reference data on FA composition in milk and in milk fat were analysed in laboratory. Calibration models were calculated for single FA and groups of FA in milk and in milk fat. Validation resulted in sufficient Ratio of Prediction to Deviation (RPD) values for some single FA and in higher RPD values for groups of FA when concentrations of FA in milk were predicted...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
İbrahim Sani Özdemir, Bülent Öztürk, Belgin Çelik, Yüksel Sarıtepe, Hatice Aksoy
The potential of using FT-NIR spectroscopy for the rapid and non-destructive measurement of the moisture, water activity, firmness and SO2 content of the intact sulphured-dried apricots (SDA) was investigated for the first time in the literature. The partial least squares regression (PLS-R) models constructed using FT-NIR spectra were very successful in predicting the moisture content (R2 p = 0.986, RMSEP = 1.22%, RPD = 9.15) and water activity (R2 p = 0.987, RMSEP = 0.016, RPD = 9.37) of SDAs. Satisfactory results were also obtained for the models developed for the prediction of the firmness (R2 p = 0...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
Gaozhen Liang, Chunwang Dong, Bin Hu, Hongkai Zhu, Haibo Yuan, Yongwen Jiang, Guoshuang Hao
Withering is the first step in the processing of congou black tea. With respect to the deficiency of traditional water content detection methods, a machine vision based NDT (Non Destructive Testing) method was established to detect the moisture content of withered leaves. First, according to the time sequences using computer visual system collected visible light images of tea leaf surfaces, and color and texture characteristics are extracted through the spatial changes of colors. Then quantitative prediction models for moisture content detection of withered tea leaves was established through linear PLS (Partial Least Squares) and non-linear SVM (Support Vector Machine)...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mateus Wagner Dantas de Assis, Deborah Oliveira De Fusco, Rosangela Câmara Costa, Kássio Michell Gomes de Lima, Luis Carlos Cunha Júnior, Gustavo Henrique de Almeida Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Dovyalis species Dovyalis abyssinica Warb. and Dovyalis hebecarpa Warb. were introduced in Brazil, but the fruit quality of these species are not appropriate for fresh consumption due to the high titratable acidity (TA) and low soluble solids content (SSC). With the selection of new D. abyssinica clones with lower acidity and the hybridization of these two dovyalis specie (D. abyssinica and D. hebecarpa) the fruit quality improved and the better physical-chemical characteristics make them more suitable for fresh consumption...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, Alberto Mangano, Roberto E Bustos, Federico Gheza, Eduardo Fernandes, Mario A Masrur, Antonio Gangemi, Francesco M Bianco
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy (MIPD) was introduced in the attempt to improve the outcomes of the open approach. Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) was first reported by Gagner and Pomp (Surg Endosc 8:408-410, 1994). Unfortunately, due to its complexity and technical demand, LPD never reached widespread popularity. Since it was first performed by P. C. Giulianotti in 2001, Robotic PD (RPD) has been gaining ground among surgeons. MIPD is included as a surgical option in the latest NCCN Guidelines...
May 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Gen Nabeshima, Kenji Fueki, Yuka Inamochi, Noriyuki Wakabayashi
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a counselling-based dietary intervention on nutritional status in partially dentate patients receiving removable partial dentures (RPDs). Thirty-eight patients [mean age (standard deviation): 73.2 (7.7) years] who were scheduled to receive RPDs at a dental hospital and were currently eating < 350 g of vegetables per day were included in the study. A dentist provided basic dietary counselling aimed at increasing dietary fruit and vegetable intake and improving dietary habits...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Marco Franzoi, Carmen L Manuelian, Luigi Rovigatti, Emanuela Donati, Massimo De Marchi
Milk filtration procedures are gaining relevance in the dairy industry because milk ultra- and nanofiltrates are used to increase milk processing efficiency, and as additives for products with improved nutraceutical properties. This study aimed to develop Fourier-transformed mid-infrared spectroscopy calibrations for ultra- and nanopermeate and retentate fractions of defatted and delactosated milk. A total of 154 samples from different milk fractions were collected and analyzed using reference methods to determine protein, solids-not-fat, glucose, and galactose content...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Silvia Sans, Joan Ferré, Ricard Boqué, José Sabaté, Joan Casals, Joan Simó
'Calçots', the immature floral stems of second-year onion resprouts, are an economically important traditional crop in Catalonia (Spain). Classical approaches to evaluating the chemical properties of 'calçots' are time consuming and expensive; near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) may be faster and cheaper. We used NIRS to develop partial least square (PLS) models to predict dry matter, soluble solid content, titratable acidity, and ash content in cooked 'calçots'. To guarantee the robustness of the models, calibration samples were grown and analyzed in a first season (2014-15) and validation samples in a second season (2015-16)...
October 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Jingzhe Wang, Jianli Ding, Aerzuna Abulimiti, Lianghong Cai
Soil salinization is one of the most common forms of land degradation. The detection and assessment of soil salinity is critical for the prevention of environmental deterioration especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This study introduced the fractional derivative in the pretreatment of visible and near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy. The soil samples ( n  = 400) collected from the Ebinur Lake Wetland, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), China, were used as the dataset. After measuring the spectral reflectance and salinity in the laboratory, the raw spectral reflectance was preprocessed by means of the absorbance and the fractional derivative order in the range of 0...
2018: PeerJ
Danka Pokrajac, Lejla Kapur-Pojskic, Sandra Vegar-Zubovic, Renata Milardovic
Background: The pathogenesis of renal scarring (RS) after first febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is multifactorial. In addition to well-known risk factors, a role for genetic predisposition has been suggested. Aims: To determine whether deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) polymorphisms at the plasminogen activator inhibitor -1 (PAI-1) gene were associated with evolution to RS following a febrile UTI in infants. Materials and Methods: Our research included 100 infants, 84 girls and 16 boys, ages up to 1 year with a first febrile UTI, increased inflammatory parameters and positive urine culture treated at the Pediatric Clinic II of the University Clinical Center Sarajevo (UCCS)...
April 2018: Medical Archives
Peter Latta, Zenon Starčuk, Marco L H Gruwel, Barbora Lattova, Petra Lattova, Pavel Štourač, Boguslaw Tomanek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of MR gradient system imperfections and limitations for the quantitative mapping of short T2* signals performed by ultrashort echo time (UTE) acquisition approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The measurement of short T2* signals from a phantom and a healthy volunteer study (8 subjects of average age 28 ± 4 years) were performed on a 3T scanner. The characteristics of the gradient system were obtained using calibration method performed directly on the measured subject or phantom...
May 2, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Stijn Van Driessche, Evelien Van Roie, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Christophe Delecluse
Isotonic testing and measures of rapid power production are emerging as functionally relevant test methods for detection of muscle aging. Our objective was to assess reliability of rapid velocity and power measures in older adults using the isotonic mode of an isokinetic dynamometer. Sixty-three participants (aged 65 to 82 years) underwent a test-retest protocol with one week time interval. Isotonic knee extension tests were performed at four different loads: 0%, 25%, 50% and 75% of maximal isometric strength...
2018: PloS One
Aaron Parzuchowski, Rizvan Bush, Qinglin Pei, Debra L Friedman, Thomas J FitzGerald, Suzanne L Wolden, Kavita V Dharmarajan, Louis S Constine, Fran Laurie, Sandy K Kessel, Burton Appel, Karen Fernandez, Angela Punnett, Cindy L Schwartz, Jacob Cox, Stephanie A Terezakis
PURPOSE: The presented protocol for pediatric intermediate-risk Hodgkin lymphoma evaluated the use of a dose-intensive chemotherapy regimen (ABVE-PC [doxorubicin, bleomycin, vincristine, etoposide, cyclophosphamide, prednisone]) with response-based therapy augmentation (addition of DECA [dexamethasone, etoposide, cisplatin, cytarabine]) or therapy reduction (elimination of radiation). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A central review of the radiation therapy data for quality assurance was performed, and the association between radiation protocol deviation (RPD) and relapse was assessed in the pediatric group (age <15 years) and adolescent and young adult (AYA) group (age ≥15-21 years)...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Keiji Tensho, Hiroki Shimodaira, Yusuke Akaoka, Suguru Koyama, Daisuke Hatanaka, Shota Ikegami, Hiroyuki Kato, Naoto Saito
BACKGROUND: The tibial tubercle deviation associated with recurrent patellar dislocation (RPD) has not been studied sufficiently. New methods of evaluation were used to verify the extent of tubercle deviation in a group with patellar dislocation compared with that in a control group, the frequency of patients who demonstrated a cutoff value indicating that tubercle transfer was warranted on the basis of the control group distribution, and the validity of these methods of evaluation for diagnosing RPD...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Lynda Miloudi, Franck Bonnier, Kevin Barreau, Dominique Bertrand, Xavier Perse, Florent Yvergnaux, Hugh J Byrne, Igor Chourpa, Emilie Munnier
Attenuated Total Reflectance-Infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy holds great promise for industrial applications as a quality control tool for complex galenic formulations. Although the technique is often promoted for the molecular information it delivers in a label free and cost effective fashion, other advantages can emerge compared to the gold standard analytical tools such as liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. The present study demonstrates how ATR-IR measurements enable accurate quantitative analysis of an active cosmetic ingredient such as Omegalight® encapsulated in a complex alginate based nano-capsule...
April 26, 2018: Analyst
Ying Guo, Zhi Xing Guo, Jia Liu, Yu Zhi Yuan, Hui Sun, Min Chai, Ru Tian Bi
Iron oxide is the main form of iron element existing in the soil. In subtropical areas, the high-content iron oxide constitutes the soil's important coloring components, or its mineral substances, such as goethite and hematite, making the soil color apparently different from that in other climatic zones. The present paper, with the Pearl River Delta, a typical subtropical area, as illustration, and through analysis of the correlation between different spectral forms and the content of soil iron oxide, created inversion models of soil iron oxide by extracting characteristic spectral bands...
November 2017: Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao, the Journal of Applied Ecology
Kyung Wook Nha, Yoonwon Ha, Seungmin Oh, Vivek P Nikumbha, Sae Kwang Kwon, Woo-Jin Shin, Byung Hoon Lee, Keun Bae Hong
BACKGROUND: Closing-wedge distal femoral osteotomy (CWDFO)-combined with medial reefing and lateral release, if necessary- has been used to treat recurrent patellar dislocation (RPD) with genu valgum. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of surgical treatment with CWDFO for treatment of RPD with genu valgum. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Fourteen consecutive patients (23 knees) with RPD and genu valgum were treated with CWDFO...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Wenjuan Sun, Xinju Li, Beibei Niu
Coal mining has led to increasingly serious land subsidence, and the reclamation of the subsided land has become a hot topic of concern for governments and scholars. Soil quality of reclaimed land is the key indicator to the evaluation of the reclamation effect; hence, rapid monitoring and evaluation of reclaimed land is of great significance. Visible-near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy has been shown to be a rapid, timely and efficient tool for the prediction of soil organic carbon (SOC). In this study, 104 soil samples were collected from the Baodian mining area of Shandong province...
2018: PloS One
Kai Qin, Zhichong Wu, Jiabin Jin, Baiyong Shen, Chenghong Peng
BACKGROUND Robotic assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy (RPD) is reported to be safe and feasible. Internal hernia (IH) after RPD is a serious but rarely reported complication. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data of 231 patients who underwent RPD from October 2010 to December 2016. The incidence, symptoms, time of presentation, and outcome were investigated. RESULTS Five patients (2.6%) were diagnosed with IH. Significant correlation (P<0.001) between IH and transverse mesocolon defect was confirmed...
April 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Nicola Caporaso, Martin B Whitworth, Mark S Fowler, Ian D Fisk
The aim of the current work was to use hyperspectral imaging (HSI) in the spectral range 1000-2500 nm to quantitatively predict fermentation index (FI), total polyphenols (TP) and antioxidant activity (AA) of individual dry fermented cocoa beans scanned on a single seed basis, in a non-destructive manner. Seventeen cocoa bean batches were obtained and 10 cocoa beans were used from each batch. PLS regression models were built on 170 samples. The developed HSI predictive models were able to quantify three quality-related parameters with sufficient performance for screening purposes, with external validation R2 of 0...
August 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
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