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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230717/imaging-performance-of-a-handheld-ultrasound-system-with-real-time-computer-aided-detection-of-lumbar-spine-anatomy-a-feasibility-study
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Mohamed Tiouririne, Adam J Dixon, F William Mauldin, David Scalzo, Arun Krishnaraj
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the imaging performance of a handheld ultrasound system and the accuracy of an automated lumbar spine computer-aided detection (CAD) algorithm in the spines of human subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by the institutional review board of the University of Virginia. The authors designed a handheld ultrasound system with enhanced bone image quality and fully automated CAD of lumbar spine anatomy...
February 22, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230063/effects-of-calcium-plus-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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L Wu, D Sun
The effect of calcium or vitamin D supplement on blood pressure (BP) has been explored in previous meta-analyses, but the results are conflicting. The combined efficacy of calcium and vitamin D on BP has not been systematically assessed. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to explore the effect of calcium plus vitamin D (CaD) supplementation on changes of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure among male and female participants (with and without diagnosed hypertension) aged 18 years or older...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229911/diagnostic-accuracy-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-predicting-coronary-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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David J Murphy, Sophie J Crinion, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Walter T McNicholas, Silke Ryan, Jonathan D Dodd
AIM: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of common carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected OSA prospectively underwent polysomnography (PSG), ultrasound CIMT measurement and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). An average CIMT of ≥0.9 mm in either common carotid artery designated as a positive test...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229199/-coronary-artery-disease-interventional-and-operative-therapeutic-options-after-cardiac-arrest
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M Behnes, K Mashayekhi, M Borggrefe, I Akin
Coronary artery disease (CAD) represents a common structural cause for developing cardiac arrest in older patients, whereas in young adults cardiac arrest is more often caused by cardiomyopathies and cardiac channelopathies. A structural heart disease is known in almost 50% of patients prior to cardiac arrest. The present review outlines current interventional and operative therapeutic options for patients surviving cardiac arrest. The focus is on associations between epidemiological data on the incidence of malignant arrhythmias causing cardiac arrest depending on the presence or absence of CAD...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229168/cd14-cd16-nonclassical-monocytes-are-associated-with-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Karol Urbanski, Dominik Ludew, Grzegorz Filip, Magdalena Filip, Agnieszka Sagan, Piotr Szczepaniak, Grzegorz Grudzien, Jerzy Sadowski, Barbara Jasiewicz-Honkisz, Tomasz Sliwa, Boguslaw Kapelak, Eilidh McGinnigle, Tomasz Mikolajczyk, Tomasz J Guzik
Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation are key mechanisms of vascular disease. We hypothesised that heterogeneity of monocyte subpopulations may be related to the development of vascular dysfunction in coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, we examined the relationships between monocyte subsets (CD14(++)CD16(-) "classical - Mon1", CD14(++)CD16(+) "intermediate - Mon2" and CD14(+)CD16(++) "nonclassical - Mon3"), endothelial function and risk factor profiles in 130 patients with CAD undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting...
February 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227889/shape-memory-alloy-smart-knee-spacer-to-enhance-knee-functionality-model-design-and-finite-element-analysis
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Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Arvind Gautam, A Bhargavi Rani, Miguel A Callejas, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Amit Acharyya, Dwaipayan Biswas, Vasundhra Bhandari, Paresh Sharma, Ganesh R Naik, Swati Ghosh Acharyya, Paresh Sharma, Vasundhra Bhandari, A Bhargavi Rani, Arvind Gautam, Dwaipayan Biswas, Miguel A Callejas, Amit Acharyya
In this paper we introduce Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) for designing the tibial part of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) by exploiting the shape-memory and pseudo-elasticity property of the SMA (e.g. NiTi). This would eliminate the drawbacks of the state-of-the art PMMA based knee-spacer including fracture, sustainability, dislocation, tilting, translation and subluxation for tackling the Osteoarthritis especially for the aged people of 45-plus or the athletes. In this paper a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model using SolidWorks for the knee-spacer is presented based on the proposed SMA adopting the state-of-the art industry-standard geometry that is used in the PMMA based spacer design...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227793/experimental-validation-of-neutron-activation-simulation-of-a-varian-medical-linear-accelerator
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S Morato, B Juste, R Miro, G Verdu, S Diez, S Morato, B Juste, R Miro, G Verdu, S Diez, B Juste, S Diez, R Miro, S Morato, G Verdu
This work presents a Monte Carlo simulation using the last version of MCNP, v. 6.1.1, of a Varian CLinAc emitting a 15MeV photon beam. The main objective of the work is to estimate the photoneutron production and activated products inside the medical linear accelerator head. To that, the Varian LinAc head was modelled in detail using the manufacturer information, and the model was generated with a CAD software and exported as a mesh to be included in the particle transport simulation. The model includes the transport of photoneutrons generated by primary photons and the (n, γ) reactions which can result in activation products...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227781/measuring-the-intuitive-response-of-users-when-faced-with-different-interactive-paradigms-to-control-a-gastroenterology-cad-system
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D Abrantes, P Gomes, D Pereira, M Coimbra, D Abrantes, P Gomes, D Pereira, M Coimbra, D Pereira, D Abrantes, P Gomes, M Coimbra
The gastroenterology specialty could benefit from the introduction of Computer Assisted Decision (CAD) systems, since gastric cancer is a serious concern in which an accurate and early diagnosis usually leads to a good prognosis. Still, the way doctors interact with these systems is very important because it will often determine its embracement or rejection, as any gains in productivity will frequently hinge on how comfortable they are with it. Using other types of interaction paradigms such as voice and motion control, is important in a way that typical inputs such as keyboard and mouse are sometimes not the best choice for certain clinical scenarios...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226976/thorax-disease-diagnosis-using-deep-convolutional-neural-network
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Jie Chen, Xianbiao Qi, Osmo Tervonen, Olli Silven, Guoying Zhao, Matti Pietikainen, Jie Chen, Xianbiao Qi, Osmo Tervonen, Olli Silven, Guoying Zhao, Matti Pietikainen, Osmo Tervonen, Xianbiao Qi, Jie Chen, Matti Pietikainen, Olli Silven, Guoying Zhao
Computer aided diagnosis (CAD) is an important issue, which can significantly improve the efficiency of doctors. In this paper, we propose a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) based method for thorax disease diagnosis. We firstly align the images by matching the interest points between the images, and then enlarge the dataset by using Gaussian scale space theory. After that we use the enlarged dataset to train a deep CNN model and apply the obtained model for the diagnosis of new test data. Our experimental results show our method achieves very promising results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226964/vhp-female-full-body-human-cad-model-for-cross-platform-fem-simulations-recent-development-and-validations
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Harshal Tankaria, Xavier J Jackson, Raunak Borwankar, Goutham N K Srichandhru, Anh Le Tran, Janakinadh Yanamadala, Gregory M Noetscher, Ara Nazarian, Sara Louie, Sergey N Makarov, Harshal Tankaria, Xavier J Jackson, Raunak Borwankar, Goutham N K Srichandhru, Anh Le Tran, Janakinadh Yanamadala, Gregory M Noetscher, Ara Nazarian, Sara Louie, Sergey N Makarov, Janakinadh Yanamadala, Gregory M Noetscher, Anh Le Tran, Sergey N Makarov, Sara Louie, Ara Nazarian, Goutham N K Srichandhru, Xavier J Jackson, Harshal Tankaria, Raunak Borwankar
Simulation of the electromagnetic response of the human body relies heavily upon efficient computational models or phantoms. The first objective of this paper is to present an improved platform-independent full-body electromagnetic computational model (computational phantom), the Visible Human Project® (VHP)-Female v. 3.1 and to describe its distinct features and enhancements compared to VHP-Female v. 2.0. The second objective is to report phantom simulation for electric stimulation studies using the commercial FEM electromagnetic solver ANSYS MAXWELL...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226781/host-aware-modelling-of-a-synthetic-genetic-oscillator
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Alexander Darlington, Declan G Bates, Alexander Darlington, Declan G Bates, Alexander Darlington, Declan G Bates
Synthetic genetic circuits sometimes exhibit unexpected functionality or even fail entirely when implemented in vivo, due to the effects of interactions with the host cell that were not accounted for in the circuit's design. In this paper, we consider the effects that limitations in cellular resources have on the dynamics of a synthetic cellular oscillator. We show that incorporating these effects into a host-aware model of the synthetic oscillator results in significant changes in its dynamics, highlighting the need to take account of host-circuit interactions in mathematical models that are to be used as CAD tools for synthetic circuitry...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226580/vessel-extraction-in-x-ray-angiograms-using-deep-learning
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E Nasr-Esfahani, S Samavi, N Karimi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, M H Jafari, B Felfeliyan, B Nallamothu, K Najarian, E Nasr-Esfahani, S Samavi, N Karimi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, M H Jafari, B Felfeliyan, B Nallamothu, K Najarian, M H Jafari, S M R Soroushmehr, E Nasr-Esfahani, S Samavi, K Najarian, B Nallamothu, N Karimi, K Ward, B Felfeliyan
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease which is the leading cause of death all over the world. X-ray angiography is currently the gold standard imaging technique for CAD diagnosis. These images usually suffer from low quality and presence of noise. Therefore, vessel enhancement and vessel segmentation play important roles in CAD diagnosis. In this paper a deep learning approach using convolutional neural networks (CNN) is proposed for detecting vessel regions in angiography images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226579/a-deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-bleeding-detection-in-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-images
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Xiao Jia, Max Q-H Meng, Xiao Jia, Max Q-H Meng, Xiao Jia, Max Q-H Meng
Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) is a standard non-invasive modality for small bowel examination. Recently, the development of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding detection in WCE image videos has become an active research area with the goal of relieving the workload of physicians. Existing methods based primarily on handcrafted features usually give insufficient accuracy for bleeding detection, due to their limited capability of feature representation. In this paper, we present a new automatic bleeding detection strategy based on a deep convolutional neural network and evaluate our method on an expanded dataset of 10,000 WCE images...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224927/an-age-and-sex-specific-gene-expression-score-is-associated-with-revascularization-and-coronary-artery-disease-insights-from-the-prospective-multicenter-imaging-study-for-evaluation-of-chest-pain-promise-trial
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Deepak Voora, Adrian Coles, Kerry L Lee, Udo Hoffmann, James A Wingrove, Brian Rhees, Lin Huang, Susan E Daniels, Mark Monane, Steven Rosenberg, Svati H Shah, William E Kraus, Geoffrey S Ginsburg, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Identifying predictors of coronary artery disease (CAD)-related procedures and events remains a priority. METHODS: We measured an age- and sex-specific gene expression score (ASGES) previously validated to detect obstructive CAD (oCAD) in symptomatic nondiabetic patients in the PROMISE trial. The outcomes were oCAD (≥70% stenosis in ≥1 vessel or ≥50% left main stenosis on CT angiography [CTA]) and a composite endpoint of death, myocardial infarction, revascularization, or unstable angina...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224450/artificial-neural-network-based-model-enhances-risk-stratification-and-reduces-non-invasive-cardiac-stress-imaging-compared-to-diamond-forrester-and-morise-risk-assessment-models-a-prospective-study
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Hussain A Isma'eel, George E Sakr, Mustapha Serhan, Nader Lamaa, Ayman Hakim, Paul C Cremer, Wael A Jaber, Torkom Garabedian, Imad Elhajj, Antoine B Abchee
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) accounts for more than half of all cardiovascular events. Stress testing remains the cornerstone for non-invasive assessment of patients with possible or known CAD. Clinical utilization reviews show that most patients presenting for evaluation of stable CAD by stress testing are categorized as low risk prior to the test. Attempts to enhance risk stratification of individuals who are sent for stress testing seem to be more in need today. The present study compares artificial neural networks (ANN)-based prediction models to the other risk models being used in practice (the Diamond-Forrester and the Morise models)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223054/epicardial-adipose-tissue-removal-potentiates-outward-remodeling-and-arrests-coronary-atherogenesis
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Mikaela L McKenney-Drake, Stacey D Rodenbeck, Rebecca S Bruning, Ayeeshik Kole, Kyle W Yancey, Mouhamad Alloosh, Harold S Sacks, Michael Sturek
BACKGROUND: Pericoronary epicardial adipose tissue (cEAT) serves as a metabolic and paracrine organ that contributes to inflammation and is associated with macrovascular coronary artery disease (CAD) development. Although there is a strong correlation in humans between cEAT volume and CAD severity, there remains a paucity of experimental data demonstrating a causal link of cEAT to CAD. The current study tested the hypothesis that surgical resection of cEAT attenuates inflammation and CAD progression...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222879/evaluation-of-die-trim-morphology-made-by-cad-cam%C3%A2-technology
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Pratiksha Agrawal, Geoffrey Thompson, Seok-Hwan Cho, Gerald J Ziebert
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The die contour can affect the emergence profile of prosthetic restorations. However, little information is available regarding the congruency between a stereolithographic (SLA) die and its corresponding natural tooth. PURPOSE: The purpose of this vitro study was to evaluate the shapes of SLA die in comparison with the subgingival contour of a prepared tooth to be restored with a ceramic crown. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty extracted human teeth, 10 incisors, and 10 molars, were disinfected and mounted in a typodont model...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222866/shear-bond-strength-of-zirconia-based-ceramics-veneered-with-2-different-techniques
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Ahmed M Zaher, J L Hochstedler, Frederick A Rueggeberg, Edwin L Kee
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Delamination of veneering ceramic is reported as one of the most frequent problems associated with veneered zirconia restorations. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the shear bond strength of sintered lithium disilicate to that of pressed fluorapatite glass-ceramic on a zirconia substrate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty zirconia blocks (20×15×2.5-mm thick) were cut, sintered, and divided into 2 groups...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222501/a-molecular-case-control-study-of-association-of-hnf1a-gene-polymorphisms-rs2259816-and-rs7310409-with-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-iranian-patients
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Samaneh Adami Barzi, Sayyed Mohammad Hossein Ghaderian, Zahra Noormohammadi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the one of the most common heart diseases, being the main factor of mortality and morbidity worldwide. CAD has been known as a multifactorial disease and its progression depends on genetic and environmental factors. Numerous studies have shown evidence for association between 12q24.3 locus and CAD. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, the association of two HNF1A polymorphisms, rs2259816 and rs7310409, located on 12q24.3 locus with CAD was investigated in Iranian patients...
January 24, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221983/biogenic-amines-and-predictive-models-of-quality-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-fillets-during-storage
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Qingzheng Li, Jian Lv, Longteng Zhang, Zehong Dong, Ligeng Feng, Yongkang Luo
To estimate biogenic amines and changes in quality of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) fillets at different temperatures, we determined the sensory attributes, total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N), total viable counts (TVC), and biogenic amines (BAs) of samples that were untreated (CK) or dry cured with 1.8% salt (T). There was no significant difference between CK and T samples in terms of TVB-N, TVC, and BAs. TVB-N and TVC increased significantly (P < 0.05) with storage time at 3, 9, and 15°C. Putrescine (PUT) and cadaverine (CAD) increased significantly (P < 0...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
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