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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545239/lora-scalability-a-simulation-model-based-on-interference-measurements
#1
Jetmir Haxhibeqiri, Floris Van den Abeele, Ingrid Moerman, Jeroen Hoebeke
LoRa is a long-range, low power, low bit rate and single-hop wireless communication technology. It is intended to be used in Internet of Things (IoT) applications involving battery-powered devices with low throughput requirements. A LoRaWAN network consists of multiple end nodes that communicate with one or more gateways. These gateways act like a transparent bridge towards a common network server. The amount of end devices and their throughput requirements will have an impact on the performance of the LoRaWAN network...
May 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545077/the-regional-hydrologic-extremes-assessment-system-a-software-framework-for-hydrologic-modeling-and-data-assimilation
#2
Konstantinos M Andreadis, Narendra Das, Dimitrios Stampoulis, Amor Ines, Joshua B Fisher, Stephanie Granger, Jessie Kawata, Eunjin Han, Ali Behrangi
The Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System (RHEAS) is a prototype software framework for hydrologic modeling and data assimilation that automates the deployment of water resources nowcasting and forecasting applications. A spatially-enabled database is a key component of the software that can ingest a suite of satellite and model datasets while facilitating the interfacing with Geographic Information System (GIS) applications. The datasets ingested are obtained from numerous space-borne sensors and represent multiple components of the water cycle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544842/transfemoral-valve-in-valve-in-a-degenerated-small-aortic-bioprosthesis-five-year-follow-up
#3
Stefano Salizzoni, Federico Conrotto, Mauro Rinaldi, Gian Paolo Ussia, Gaetana Ferraro, Mauro Giorgi, Maurizio D'Amico
A small-sized bioprosthesis can limit transcatheter valve-in-valve (V-in-V) implantations. The case is reported of a 91-year-old woman who had successfully undergone a V-in-V procedure with a 26 mm CoreValve in a previously implanted Mitroflow 19 mm valve. At the five-year follow up the prosthesis showed good echocardiographic function and the patient was alive and free from major symptoms. The patient died three months after the follow up examination at the age of 96 years. This case demonstrates the feasibility, with acceptable longterm functioning, of a V-in-V procedure involving a small bioprosthesis...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544841/transcatheter-valve-in-valve-implantation-failing-tricuspid-bioprosthesis-in-a-patient-with-ebstein%C3%A2-s-anomaly
#4
Pedro A Villablanca, Aman M Shah, David F Briceno, Ali N Zaidi, Mei Chau, Mario J Garcia, David Slovut, Cynthia Taub
Transcatheter valve-in-valve (VIV) implantation has been recently proposed as an alternative to surgical reoperative aortic valve replacement in patients with a failing aortic bioprosthesis. Experience with transcatheter VIV implantation at other valve positions is very limited. Herein is reported the case of an 18-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly and severe tricuspid valve (TV) regurgitation status after bioprosthetic valve replacement, who developed new dyspnea on exertion three years after the initial valve replacement...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544829/symetis-tf-acurateneo%C3%A2-valve-in-valve-a-new-indication-for-another-self-expanding-tavi-prosthesis
#5
Elton Pllaha, Paolo Pagnotta, Marco Rossi, Bernhard Reimers
During the past decade there has been a major shift in the use of surgical bioprostheses. Consequently, due to the increasing age of the population there will be a major increase in the incidence of failure of these prostheses. While mortality associated with the re-replacement of surgical valve failures remains high, advances in transcatheter interventions have permitted the use of transcatheter valves in degenerative surgical bioprostheses. Herein is described the first use of the Symetis transfemoral ACURATEneo™ valve-in-valve procedure, together with details of the associated technical challenges...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544827/procedural-techniques-for-the-management-of-severe-transvalvular-and-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-during-tavr
#6
Abdulla A Damluji, Carlos E Alfonso, Mauricio G Cohen
Aortic regurgitation (AR) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with an increased risk of mortality. In severe cases, abrupt hemodynamic changes may occur with a sudden increase in left ventricular end-diastolic pressure that results in frank pulmonary edema, hypoxia, and cardiogenic shock. Here, the case is reported of a patient who developed severe AR immediately after valve deployment that led to severe hemodynamic compromise. The procedural techniques necessary for the immediate management of severe transvalvular and paravalvular AR are described...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544825/leaflet-hypomobility-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-thrombosis-or-mechanical-factors-a-possible-pathophysiological-pattern
#7
Michele Gallo, Stefanos Demertzis, Gino Gerosa, Enrico Ferrari
Transcatheter heart valve replacement is an emerging technology in the treatment of valvular disease. During recent years, the opportunity to replace a heart valve via percutaneous access or via a miniinvasive access without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass has revolutionized the approach to this pathology. The different designs of transcatheter valves have also altered the spectrum of possible complications, with the unexpected occurrence of leaflet hypomobility after valve deployment. Here, the pathophysiological pattern of this complication is categorized, and an analysis provided of recently reported clinical evidences...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
#8
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Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544452/a-conserved-role-for-vegf-signaling-in-specification-of-homologous-mesenchymal-cell-types-positioned-at-spatially-distinct-developmental-addresses-in-early-development-of-sea-urchins
#9
Eric M Erkenbrack, Elizabeth Petsios
Comparative studies of early development in echinoderms are revealing the tempo and mode of alterations to developmental gene regulatory networks and to the cell types they specify. In euechinoid sea urchins, skeletogenic mesenchyme (SM) ingresses prior to gastrulation at the vegetal pole and aligns into a ring-like array with two bilateral pockets of cells, the sites where spiculogenesis will later occur. In cidaroid sea urchins, the anciently diverged sister clade to euechinoid sea urchins, a homologous SM cell type ingresses later in development, after gastrulation has commenced, and consequently at a distinct developmental address...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544242/percutaneous-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-repair-through-transcaval-aortic-access
#10
Zaher Fanari, Sumaya Hammami, Nilesh J Goswami, Jeffrey A Goldstein
Transcaval aortic access has been used for deployment of transcatheter aortic valves in patients in whom conventional arterial approaches are not feasible. This access can be vital in other situation when large bore access is needed. We described a case of 65-year-old man who had large thoracic descending aortic aneurysm with diffuse bilateral iliac disease precluding the arterial access required for the procedure. The patient underwent successful transcaval access with placement of 22-Fr balloon expandable sheath followed with successful deployments of 32 mm × 32 mm × 150 mm Valiant stent graft (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN)...
May 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543756/perventricular-device-closure-of-doubly-committed-sub-arterial-ventricular-septal-defects-via-a-left-infra-axillary-approach
#11
Sijie Zhou, Liyun Zhao, Taibing Fan, Bin Li, Weijie Liang, Haoju Dong, Shubo Song, Lin Liu
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of perventricular device closure of a doubly committed sub-arterial ventricular septal defect (dcVSD) through a left infra-axillary approach. METHOD: Forty-five patients, with a dcVSD of less than 8 mm in diameter, were enrolled in this study. The pericardium was exposed and opened through a left infra-axillary mini-incision. Two parallel purse-string sutures were placed on the right ventricle outflow tract and under transesophageal echocardiography guidance, a delivery sheath loaded with the device was inserted into the right ventricle and advanced through the defect into the left ventricle...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542545/a-first-insight-into-the-involvement-of-phytohormones-pathways-in-coffee-resistance-and-susceptibility-to-colletotrichum-kahawae
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Inês Diniz, Andreia Figueiredo, Andreia Loureiro, Dora Batista, Helena Azinheira, Vítor Várzea, Ana Paula Pereira, Elijah Gichuru, Pilar Moncada, Leonor Guerra-Guimarães, Helena Oliveira, Maria do Céu Silva
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying coffee-pathogen interactions are of key importance to aid disease resistance breeding efforts. In this work the expression of genes involved in salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene (ET) pathways were studied in hypocotyls of two coffee varieties challenged with the hemibiotrophic fungus Colletotrichum kahawae, the causal agent of Coffee Berry Disease. Based on a cytological analysis, key time-points of the infection process were selected and qPCR was used to evaluate the expression of phytohormones biosynthesis, reception and responsive-related genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542459/identification-and-evaluation-of-resistance-to-powdery-mildew-and-yellow-rust-in-a-wheat-mapping-population
#13
Lijun Yang, Xuejiang Zhang, Xu Zhang, Jirui Wang, Mingcheng Luo, Mujun Yang, Hua Wang, Libo Xiang, Fansong Zeng, Dazhao Yu, Daolin Fu, Garry M Rosewarne
Deployment of cultivars with genetic resistance is an effective approach to control the diseases of powdery mildew (PM) and yellow rust (YR). Chinese wheat cultivar XK0106 exhibits high levels of resistance to both diseases, while cultivar E07901 has partial, adult plant resistance (APR). The aim of this study was to map resistance loci derived from the two cultivars and analyze their effects against PM and YR in a range of environments. A doubled haploid population (388 lines) was used to develop a framework map consisting of 117 SSR markers, while a much higher density map using the 90K Illumina iSelect SNP array was produced with a subset of 80 randomly selected lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541890/event-triggered-model-predictive-control-for-embedded-artificial-pancreas-systems
#14
Ankush Chakrabarty, Stamatina Zavitsanou, Francis Doyle Iii, Eyal Dassau
OBJECTIVE: The development of artificial pancreas (AP) technology for deployment in low-energy, embedded devices is contingent upon selecting an efficient control algorithm for regulating glucose in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). In this paper, we aim to lower the energy consumption of the AP by reducing controller updates, that is, the number of times the decision-making algorithm is invoked to compute an appropriate insulin dose. METHODS: Physiological insights into glucose management are leveraged to design an event-triggered model predictive controller (MPC) that operates efficiently, without compromising patient safety...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541661/a-complementary-isothermal-amplification-method-to-the-us-epa-qpcr-approach-for-the-detection-of-enterococci-in-environmental-waters
#15
Claudia Kolm, Roland Martzy, Kurt Brunner, Robert L Mach, Rudolf Krska, Georg Heinze, Regina Sommer, Georg H Reischer, Andreas H Farnleitner
We report a novel molecular assay, based on helicase-dependent amplification (HDA), for the detection of enterococci as markers for fecal pollution in water. This isothermal assay targets the same Enterococcus 23S rRNA gene region as the existing quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays of the US Environmental Protection Agency Methods 1611 and 1609 but can be entirely performed on a simple heating block. The developed Enterococcus HDA assay successfully discriminated 15 enterococcal from 15 non-enterococcal reference strains and reliably detected 48 environmental isolates of enterococci...
May 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541601/the-approach-to-coronary-bifurcation-treatment-and-its-outcomes-in-poland-the-single-center-experience
#16
Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Rakesh Jalali, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Coronary bifurcation lesions pose therapeutic problems during percutaneous coronary interventions. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of coronary bifurcation treatment and associated angiographic as well as clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2014 patients with stable coronary artery disease or non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) were treated with regular drug-eluting stents (rDES) or dedicated bifurcation stents (BiOSS Expert® or BiOSS LIM®)...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541383/the-technology-crisis-in-neuropsychology
#17
Justin B Miller, William B Barr
Neuropsychology has fallen reliant on outdated and labor intensive methods of data collection that are slow, highly inefficient, and expensive, and provide relatively data-poor estimates of human behavior despite rapid technological advance in most other fields of medicine. Here we present a brief historical overview of current testing practices in an effort to frame the current crisis, followed by an overview of different settings in which technology can and should be integrated. Potential benefits of laboratory based assessments, remote assessments, as well as passive and high-frequency data collection tools rooted in technology are discussed, along with several relevant examples and how these technologies might be deployed...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541186/distributed-patterns-of-brain-activity-underlying-real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-training
#18
Rotem Kopel, Kirsten Emmert, Frank Scharnowski, Sven Haller, Dimitri Van De Ville
Neurofeedback (NF) based on real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) is an exciting neuroimaging application. In most rt-fMRI NF studies, the activity level of a single region of interest (ROI) is provided as a feedback signal and the participants are trained to up or down regulate the feedback signal. NF training effects are typically analyzed using a confirmatory univariate approach, i.e., changes in the target ROI are explained by a univariate linear modulation. However, learning to self-regulate the ROI activity through NF is mediated by distributed changes across the brain...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541061/communication-and-connection-during-deployment-a-daily-diary-study-from-the-perspective-of-at-home-partners
#19
Steven R Wilson, Christina M Marini, Melissa M Franks, Shawn D Whiteman, Dave Topp, Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
In this study, 87 partners of deployed National Guard service members completed daily diaries in which they recorded for up to 7 consecutive days the channels (e.g., phone) by which they communicated with their service member, the communication activities (e.g., support provision) they and their service member engaged in, and how connected they felt to their service member. Multilevel modeling was used to explore two types of associations between couples' communication activities and partners' feelings of connection for partners who communicated with their service member via phone and/or video during the week...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540652/development-of-low-cost-instrumentation-for-single-point-autofluorescence-lifetime-measurements
#20
João Lagarto, Jonathan D Hares, Christopher Dunsby, Paul M W French
Autofluorescence lifetime measurements, which can provide label-free readouts in biological tissues, contrasting e.g. different types and states of tissue matrix components and different cellular metabolites, may have significant clinical potential for diagnosis and to provide surgical guidance. However, the cost of the instrumentation typically used currently presents a barrier to wider implementation. We describe a low-cost single point time-resolved autofluorescence instrument, exploiting modulated laser diodes for excitation and FPGA-based circuitry for detection, together with a custom constant fraction discriminator...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
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