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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227887/hip-joint-geometry-effects-on-cartilage-contact-stresses-during-a-gait-cycle
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Hui-Hui Wu, Dong Wang, An-Bang Ma, Dong-Yun Gu, Hui-Hui Wu, Dong Wang, An-Bang Ma, Dong-Yun Gu, An-Bang Ma, Dong-Yun Gu, Hui-Hui Wu, Dong Wang
The cartilage surface geometry of natural human hip joint is commonly regarded as sphere. It has been widely applied in computational simulation and hip joint prosthesis design. Some new geometry models have been developed and the sphere assumption has been questioned recently. The objective of this study was to analyze joint geometry effects on cartilage contact stress distribution and investigate contact patterns during a whole gait cycle. Hip surface was reconstructed from CT data of a healthy volunteer...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227338/surface-electromyography-based-muscle-fatigue-analysis-for-stroke-patients-at-different-brunnstrom-stages
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Yinjun Tu, Zhe Zhang, Xudong Gu, Qiang Fang, Yinjun Tu, Zhe Zhang, Xudong Gu, Qiang Fang, Qiang Fang, Zhe Zhang, Yinjun Tu, Xudong Gu
Muscle fatigue analysis has been an important topic in sport and rehabilitation medicine due to its role in muscle performance evaluation and pathology investigation. This paper proposes a surface electromyography (sEMG) based muscle fatigue analysis approach which was specifically designed for stroke rehabilitation applications. 14 stroke patients from 5 different Brunnstrom recovery stage groups were involved in the experiment and features including median frequency and mean power frequency were extracted from the collected sEMG samples for investigation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227005/classification-and-visualization-tool-for-gait-analysis-of-parkinson-s-disease
#3
U Kit Pun, Huanying Gu, Ziqian Dong, N Sertac Artan, U Kit Pun, Huanying Gu, Ziqian Dong, N Sertac Artan, Huanying Gu, Ziqian Dong, N Sertac Artan, U Kit Pun
There is no standard diagnostic test for Parkinson's Disease. In this paper, we propose a data mining based statistical diagnostic method towards a standard and accurate diagnostic test. The result shows the proposed regression formula, which only requires patient's stride data, can provide a 90% accuracy to diagnose PD patients.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227002/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
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Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Anders Flisberg, Yixiao Yun, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226201/genomewide-association-study-of-alcohol-dependence-identifies-risk-loci-altering-ethanol-response-behaviors-in-model-organisms
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Amy E Adkins, Laura M Hack, Tim B Bigdeli, Vernell S Williamson, G Omari McMichael, Mohammed Mamdani, Alexis Edwards, Fazil Aliev, Robin F Chan, Poonam Bhandari, Richard C Raabe, Joseph T Alaimo, GinaMari G Blackwell, Arden A Moscati, Ryan S Poland, Benjamin Rood, Diana G Patterson, Dermot Walsh, John B Whitfield, Gu Zhu, Grant W Montgomery, Anjali K Henders, Nicholas G Martin, Andrew C Heath, Pamela A F Madden, Josef Frank, Monika Ridinger, Norbert Wodarz, Michael Soyka, Peter Zill, Marcus Ising, Markus M Nöthen, Falk Kiefer, Marcella Rietschel, Joel Gelernter, Richard Sherva, Ryan Koesterer, Laura Almasy, Hongyu Zhao, Henry R Kranzler, Lindsay A Farrer, Brion S Maher, Carol A Prescott, Danielle M Dick, Silviu A Bacanu, Laura D Mathies, Andrew G Davies, Vladimir I Vladimirov, Mike Grotewiel, M Scott Bowers, Jill C Bettinger, Bradley T Webb, Michael F Miles, Kenneth S Kendler, Brien P Riley
BACKGROUND: Alcohol Dependence (AD) shows evidence for genetic liability, but genes influencing risk remain largely unidentified. METHODS: We conducted a genomewide association study in 706 related AD cases and 1748 unscreened population controls from Ireland. We sought replication in 15,496 samples of European descent. We used model organisms to assess the role of orthologous genes in ethanol response behaviors. We tested one primate-specific gene for expression differences in case/control post-mortem brain tissue...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225837/storage-time-of-intraoperative-transfused-allogeneic-red-blood-cells-is-not-associated-with-new-onset-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-cardiac-surgery
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Jiwei Gu, Regitze Kuhr Skals, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen, John Bæch, Mikkel Steen Petersen, Jan Jesper Andreasen
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion has been associated with new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) following cardiac surgery. Prolonged storage time of RBC may increase the risk. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate whether the storage time of RBC is associated with development of POAF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-, per- and postoperative data were retrieved from the Western Denmark Heart Registry and local blood banks regarding patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, valve surgery or combined procedures in Aalborg or Aarhus University Hospital during 2010-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225668/emergence-of-indigenous-artemisinin-resistant-plasmodium-falciparum-in-africa
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Feng Lu, Richard Culleton, Meihua Zhang, Abhinay Ramaprasad, Lorenz von Seidlein, Huayun Zhou, Guoding Zhu, Jianxia Tang, Yaobao Liu, Weiming Wang, Yuanyuan Cao, Sui Xu, Yaping Gu, Julin Li, Chao Zhang, Qi Gao, Didier Menard, Arnab Pain, Haitao Yang, Qingfeng Zhang, Jun Cao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225483/homocysteine-and-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-adults-without-pre-existing-cardiovascular-conditions-effect-modification-by-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism
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Benjamin Xu, Xiangyi Kong, Richard Xu, Yun Song, Lishun Liu, Ziyi Zhou, Rui Gu, Xiuli Shi, Min Zhao, Xiao Huang, Mingli He, Jia Fu, Yefeng Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Changyan Wu, Fang Chen, Yan Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xianhui Qin, Binyan Wang, Hao Xue, Yundai Chen, Ye Tian, Ningling Sun, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Jianping Li, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies support an association between elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) levels and increased all-cause mortality. However, few prospective studies have examined this association in hypertensive patients, and/or tested any effect modification by the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Serum tHcy and folate were measured at baseline. Individual MTHFR C677T genotype (CC, CT, and TT) was determined...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225445/adjuvant-radiotherapy-versus-wait-and-see-strategy-for-pathologic-t3-or-margin-positive-prostate-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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M Parvez Shaikh, Fiori Alite, Meng-Jia Wu, Abhishek A Solanki, Matthew M Harkenrider
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a meta-analysis of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing adjuvant radiotherapy (ART) to wait-and-see (WS) strategy in pathologic T3 or margin-positive prostate cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive EMBASE, MEDLINE, http://www.clinicaltrails.gov, and Cochrane Library search for RCTs of ART versus WS was done. Results were synthesized for metastasis-free, biochemical progression-free, clinical progression-free, hormone-free, and overall survival as well as gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225176/high-quality-factor-mid-infrared-toroidal-excitation-in-folded-3d-metamaterials
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Zhe Liu, Shuo Du, Ajuan Cui, Zhancheng Li, Yuancheng Fan, Shuqi Chen, Wuxia Li, Junjie Li, Changzhi Gu
With unusual electromagnetic radiation properties and great application potentials, optical toroidal moments have received increasing interest in recent years. 3D metamaterials composed of split ring resonators with specific orientations in micro-/nanoscale are a perfect choice for toroidal moment realization in optical frequency considering the excellent magnetic confinement and quality factor, which, unfortunately, are currently beyond the reach of existing micro-/nanofabrication techniques. Here, a 3D toroidal metamaterial operating in mid-infrared region constructed by metal patterns and dielectric frameworks is designed, by which high-quality-factor toroidal resonance is observed experimentally...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225076/when-to-stop-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangioma
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Lei Chang, Yifei Gu, Zhang Yu, Hanru Ying, Yajing Qiu, Gang Ma, Hui Chen, Yunbo Jin, Xiaoxi Lin
There is no definitive conclusion regarding the optimal timing for terminating propranolol treatment for infantile hemangioma (IH). A total of 149 patients who underwent detailed color Doppler ultrasound examination were included in this study. The characteristics and propranolol treatment of all patients were summarized and analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups according to the lesion regression rate. Among the 149 patients, 38 were assigned to the complete regression group, and 111 were assigned to the partial regression group...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225035/deep-sequencing-and-transcriptome-analyses-to-identify-genes-involved-in-secoiridoid-biosynthesis-in-the-tibetan-medicinal-plant-swertia-mussotii
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Yue Liu, Yi Wang, Fengxian Guo, Lin Zhan, Toni Mohr, Prisca Cheng, Naxin Huo, Ronghui Gu, Danning Pei, Jiaqing Sun, Li Tang, Chunlin Long, Luqi Huang, Yong Q Gu
Swertia mussotii Franch. is an important traditional Tibetan medicinal plant with pharmacological properties effective in the treatment of various ailments including hepatitis. Secoiridoids are the major bioactive compounds in S. mussotii. To better understand the secoiridoid biosynthesis pathway, we generated transcriptome sequences from the root, leaf, stem, and flower tissues, and performed de novo sequence assembly, yielding 98,613 unique transcripts with an N50 of 1,085 bp. Putative functions could be assigned to 35,029 transcripts (35...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224981/unusual-anti-allergic-diterpenoids-from-the-marine-sponge-hippospongia-lachne
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Li-Li Hong, Hao-Bing Yu, Jie Wang, Wei-Hua Jiao, Bao-Hui Cheng, Fan Yang, Yong-Jun Zhou, Bin-Bin Gu, Shao-Jiang Song, Hou-Wen Lin
Hipposponlachnins A (1) and B (2), possessing an unprecedented tetracyclo [9.3.0.0(2,8).0(3,7)] tetradecane ring system, and the probable biogenetic precursor [3, (1R*,2E,4R*,7E,10S*,11S*,12R*)-10, 18-diacetoxydolabella-2,7-dien-6-one] of 1‒2 were isolated from the South China Sea marine sponge Hippospongia lachne. The structures of the novel compounds were determined using integrated spectroscopic methods in combination with single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compounds 1‒2 showed potent inhibitory activity on the release of β-hexosaminidase, a biomarker for degranulation, as well as the production of pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-4 and lipid mediator LTB4 in DNP-IgE-stimulated RBL-2H3 cells...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224711/ratiometric-photoacoustic-molecular-imaging-for-methylmercury-detection-in-living-subjects
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Yi Liu, Sheng Wang, Ying Ma, Jing Lin, Hai-Yan Wang, Yueqing Gu, Xiaoyuan Chen, Peng Huang
Photoacoustic molecular imaging is an emerging and promising diagnostic tool for heavy metal ions detection. Methylmercury (MeHg(+) ) is one of the most potent neurotoxins, which damages the brain and nervous system of human beings through fish consumption. The development of a selective and sensitive method for MeHg(+) detection is highly desirable. In this Communication, we develope a chemoselective photoacoustic sensor (LP-hCy7) composed of the liposome (LP) and MeHg(+) -responsive near-infrared (NIR) cyanine dye (hCy7) for MeHg(+) detection within living subjects, such as zebrafish and mouse...
February 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224377/curcumin-attenuates-surgery-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-in-aged-mice
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Xiang Wu, Huixin Chen, Chunhui Huang, Xinmei Gu, Jialing Wang, Dilin Xu, Xin Yu, Chu Shuai, Liping Chen, Shun Li, Yiguo Xu, Tao Gao, Mingrui Ye, Wei Su, Haixiong Liu, Jinrong Zhang, Chuang Wang, Junping Chen, Qinwen Wang, Wei Cui
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is associated with elderly patients undergoing surgery. However, pharmacological treatments for POCD are limited. In this study, we found that curcumin, an active compound derived from Curcuma longa, ameliorated the cognitive dysfunction following abdominal surgery in aged mice. Further, curcumin prevented surgery-induced anti-oxidant enzyme activity. Curcumin also increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-positive area and expression of pAkt in the brain, suggesting that curcumin activated BDNF signaling in aged mice...
February 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224224/aminopeptidase-n5-apn5-as-a-putative%C3%A2-functional-receptor-of-cry1ac-toxin-in-the-larvae-of-athetis-lepigone
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Li-Yu Wang, Shao-Hua Gu, Zi-Yan Nangong, Ping Song, Qin-Ying Wang
Athetis lepigone was a new lepidopteran pest and caused severe damage to maize crops in China. We have detected that Cry1Ac protoxin and toxin were highly active against the larvae of A. lepigone. However, there is no report about the mode of action of Bt Cry1Ac toxin against this pest until now. A 110 kDa APN5 protein from BBMV of A. lepigone was identified as the binding receptor of Cry1Ac toxin using Ligand blotting. The Cry1Ac receptor APN5 was cloned from A. lepigone larval midgut mRNA and named as AlAPN5 (GenBank accession no...
February 21, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224113/intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-boost-for-unfavorable-prostate-cancer-a-report-on-3-year-toxicity
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Ima Paydar, Abigail Pepin, Robyn A Cyr, Joseph King, Thomas M Yung, Elizabeth G Bullock, Siyuan Lei, Andrew Satinsky, K William Harter, Simeng Suy, Anatoly Dritschilo, John H Lynch, Thomas P Kole, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plus brachytherapy boost for unfavorable prostate cancer provides improved biochemical relapse-free survival over IMRT alone. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) may be a less invasive alternative to brachytherapy boost. Here, we report the 3-year gastrointestinal (GI) and genitourinary (GU) toxicities of IMRT plus SBRT boost. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2008 and September 2012, patients with prostate cancer were treated with robotic SBRT (19...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223976/plant-growth-promotion-by-volatile-organic-compounds-produced-by-bacillus-subtilis-syst2
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Hafiz A S Tahir, Qin Gu, Huijun Wu, Waseem Raza, Alwina Hanif, Liming Wu, Massawe V Colman, Xuewen Gao
Bacterial volatiles play a significant role in promoting plant growth by regulating the synthesis or metabolism of phytohormones. In vitro and growth chamber experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by the plant growth promoting rhizobacterium Bacillus subtilis strain SYST2 on hormone regulation and growth promotion in tomato plants. We observed a significant increase in plant biomass under both experimental conditions; we observed an increase in photosynthesis and in the endogenous contents of gibberellin, auxin, and cytokinin, while a decrease in ethylene levels was noted...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223475/reduced-first-phase-ejection-fraction-and-sustained-myocardial-wall-stress-in-hypertensive-patients-with-diastolic-dysfunction-a-manifestation-of-impaired-shortening-deactivation-that-links-systolic-to-diastolic-dysfunction-and-preserves-systolic-ejection-fraction
#19
Haotian Gu, Ye Li, Henry Fok, John Simpson, Jonathan C Kentish, Ajay M Shah, Philip J Chowienczyk
Impaired shortening deactivation of cardiac myocytes could sustain myocardial contraction, preserving ejection fraction at the expense of diastolic dysfunction. We examined the relationship between first-phase ejection fraction (EF1), the fraction of left ventricular volume ejected from the start of systole to the time of the first peak in left ventricular pressure (corresponding to the time of maximal ventricular shortening) to the duration of myocardial contraction and diastolic function in patients with hypertension (n=163), and varying degrees of diastolic dysfunction...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223414/the-flavonoid-cyanidin-blocks-binding-of-the-cytokine-interleukin-17a-to-the-il-17ra-subunit-to-alleviate-inflammation-in-vivo
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Caini Liu, Liang Zhu, Koichi Fukuda, Suidong Ouyang, Xing Chen, Chenhui Wang, Cun-Jin Zhang, Bradley Martin, Chunfang Gu, Luke Qin, Suguna Rachakonda, Mark Aronica, Jun Qin, Xiaoxia Li
Cyanidin, a key flavonoid that is present in red berries and other fruits, attenuates the development of several diseases, including asthma, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancer, through its anti-inflammatory effects. We investigated the molecular basis of cyanidin action. Through a structure-based search for small molecules that inhibit signaling by the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-17A (IL-17A), we found that cyanidin specifically recognizes an IL-17A binding site in the IL-17A receptor subunit (IL-17RA) and inhibits the IL-17A/IL-17RA interaction...
February 21, 2017: Science Signaling
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