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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441326/adaptive-interference-cancellation-of-ecg-signals
#1
Aifeng Ren, Zhenxing Du, Juan Li, Fangming Hu, Xiaodong Yang, Haider Abbas
As an important biological signal, electrocardiogram (ECG) signals provide a valuable basis for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of several diseases. However, its reference significance is based on the effective acquisition and correct recognition of ECG signals. In fact, this mV-level weak signal can be easily affected by various interferences caused by the power of magnetic field, patient respiratory motion or contraction, and so on from the sampling terminal to the receiving and display end. The overlapping interference affects the quality of ECG waveform, leading to the false detection and recognition of wave groups, and thus causing misdiagnosis or faulty treatment...
April 25, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440619/collagen-membranes-with-ribonuclease-inhibitors-for-long-term-stability-of-electrochemical-aptamer-based-sensors-employing-rna
#2
Mirelis Santos-Cancel, Ryan J White
Electrochemical aptamer-based (E-AB) sensors offer advantageous analytical detection abilities on account of their rapid response time (sec to min), specificity to a target, and selectivity to function in complex media. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) aptamers employed in this class of sensor offer favorable binding characteristics resulting from the ability of RNA to form stable tertiary folds aided by long-range intermolecular interactions. As a result, RNA aptamers can fold into more complex three-dimensional structures than their DNA counterparts, and consequently, exhibit better binding ability to target analytes...
April 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440469/clinical-significance-of-akt2-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-erlotinib
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Eri Banno, Yosuke Togashi, Marco A de Velasco, Takuro Mizukami, Yu Nakamura, Masato Terashima, Kazuko Sakai, Yoshihiko Fujita, Ken Kamata, Masayuki Kitano, Masatoshi Kudo, Kazuto Nishio
Akt2 is an isoform of Akt, and an association between Akt2 and resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been suggested in pancreatic cancer (PC) in vitro. In this study, we investigated the association between Akt2 expression as evaluated using immunohistochemistry and the outcome of patients with advanced PC who had received treatment with erlotinib (an EGFR-TKI). Although the difference was not significant, patients with high levels of Akt2 expression tended to have a poorer response and a shorter progression-free survival period after treatment with erlotinib plus gemcitabine than those with low expression levels (P=0...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439251/when-a-fly-ball-is-out-of-reach-catchability-judgments-are-not-based-on-optical-acceleration-cancelation
#4
Dees B W Postma, Joanne Smith, Gert-Jan Pepping, Steven van Andel, Frank T J M Zaal
The optical acceleration cancelation (OAC) strategy, based on Chapman's (1968) analysis of the outfielder problem, has been the dominant account for the control of running to intercept fly balls approaching head on. According to the OAC strategy, outfielders will arrive at the interception location just in time to catch the ball when they keep optical acceleration zero. However, the affordance aspect of this task, that is, whether or not an approaching fly ball is catchable, is not part of this account. The present contribution examines whether the scope of the OAC strategy can be extended to also include the affordance aspect of running to catch a fly ball...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438722/propagation-of-meandering-rotors-surrounded-by-high-dominant-frequency-areas-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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João Salinet, Fernando S Schlindwein, Peter Stafford, Tiago P Almeida, Xin Li, Frederique J Vanheusden, María S Guillem, G André Ng
BACKGROUND: identification of arrhythmogenic regions remains a challenge in persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF). Frequency and phase analysis allows identification of potential ablation targets. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the spatiotemporal association between dominant frequency (DF) and re-entrant phase activation areas. METHODS: Eight persAF patients undergoing first-time catheter ablation procedure were enrolled. A non-contact array catheter was deployed into the left atrium (LA) and 2048 AF electrograms (AEG) were acquired for 15 seconds following ventricular far-field cancellation...
April 21, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437911/investigation-of-third-order-dispersion-of-long-range-surface-plasmon-polariton-waveguides-using-a-hong-ou-mandel-interferometer
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Takahide Sakaidani, Ryo Kobayashi, Naoto Namekata, Go Fujii, Daiji Fukuda, Shuichiro Inoue
High-order dispersion of long-range surface-plasmon-polariton waveguides (LR-SPP-WGs) have been investigated using a two-photon interferometer. Since linear and even-ordered dispersions in two-photon interferometry are cancelled out by a nonlocal quantum correlation, odd-ordered dispersions of millimeter-long LR-SPP-WGs are revealed. Even under the highly dispersive condition, the indistinguishability between two photons emerged from LR-SPP-WGs was well preserved. In addition, we demonstrated a strong polarization-selection by the LR-SPP-WGs that leads to the polarization-stable and high-fidelity quantum interference...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437434/comparisons-of-gnrh-antagonist-protocol-versus-gnrh-agonist-long-protocol-in-patients-with-normal-ovarian-reserve-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Ruolin Wang, Shouren Lin, Yong Wang, Weiping Qian, Liang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH-ant) protocol and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) long protocol in patients with normal ovarian reserve. METHODS: We searched the PubMed (1992-2016), Cochrane Library (1999-2016), Web of Science (1950-2016), Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM, 1979-2016), and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI, 1994-2016). Any randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared GnRH-ant protocol and GnRH-a long protocol in patients with normal ovarian reserve were included, and data were extracted independently by two reviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435557/internal-fixation-of-transverse-patella-fractures-using-cannulated-cancellous-screws-with-anterior-tension-band-wiring
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I Khan, M Y Dar, S Rashid, M F Butt
Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of anterior tension band wiring technique using two cannulated cancellous screws in patients with transverse (AO34-C1) or transverse with mildly comminuted (AO34-C2) patellar fractures. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study of 25 patients with transverse fracture or transverse fracture with mildly comminuted patella fractures. All the patients were treated with open reduction and internal fixation using two parallel cannulated screws and 18G stainless steel wire as per the tension band principle...
July 2016: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435508/a-novel-collaboration-to-reduce-the-travel-related-cost-of-residency-interviewing
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Eric Shappell, Abra Fant, Benjamin Schnapp, Jill P Craig, James Ahn, Christine Babcock, Michael A Gisondi
INTRODUCTION: Interviewing for residency is a complicated and often expensive endeavor. Literature has estimated interview costs of $4,000 to $15,000 per applicant, mostly attributable to travel and lodging. The authors sought to reduce these costs and improve the applicant interview experience by coordinating interview dates between two residency programs in Chicago, Illinois. METHODS: Two emergency medicine residency programs scheduled contiguous interview dates for the 2015-2016 interview season...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435501/impact-of-clinical-decision-support-on-radiography-for-acute-ankle-injuries-a-randomized-trial
#10
Shahein Tajmir, Ali S Raja, Ivan K Ip, James Andruchow, Patricia Silveira, Stacy Smith, Ramin Khorasani
INTRODUCTION: While only 15-20% of patients with foot and ankle injuries presenting to urgent care centers have clinically significant fractures, most undergo radiography. We examined the impact of electronic point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) on adherence to the Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR), as well as use and yield of foot and ankle radiographs in patients with acute ankle injury. METHODS: We obtained institutional review board approval for this randomized controlled study performed April 18, 2012-December 15, 2013...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433373/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-aneuploidy-testing-in-women-older-than-44-years-a-multicenter-experience
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Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Danilo Cimadomo, Antonio Capalbo, Alberto Vaiarelli, Laura Buffo, Elisabetta Trabucco, Susanna Ferrero, Elena Albani, Laura Rienzi, Paolo E Levi Setti
OBJECTIVE: To report laboratory and clinical outcomes in preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidies (PGD-A) cycles for women 44 to 47 years old. DESIGN: Multicenter, longitudinal, observational study. SETTING: In vitro fertilization (IVF) centers. PATIENT(S): One hundred and thirty-seven women aged 44.7 ± 0.7 years (range: 44.0-46.7) undergoing 150 PGD-A cycles during April 2013 to January 2016. INTERVENTION(S): Quantitative polymerase chain reaction-based PGD-A on trophectoderm biopsies and cryopreserved euploid single-embryo transfer (SET)...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433073/neurocognitive-function-in-clinically-stable-individuals-with-long-term-bipolar-i-disorder-comparisons-with-schizophrenia-patients-and-controls
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Pei-Yun Lin, Peng-Wei Wang, Cheng-Sheng Chen, Cheng-Fang Yen
This study compared the levels of the five domains of neurocognitive function-executive function, attention, memory, verbal comprehension, and perceptual organization-among clinically stable individuals with long-term bipolar I disorder, individuals with long-term schizophrenia, and a group of controls. We recruited a total of 93 clinically stable individuals with bipolar I disorder, 94 individuals with schizophrenia, and 106 controls in this study. Their neurocognitive function was measured using a series of neurocognitive function tests: the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition (WAIS-III), Line Cancellation Test, Visual Form Discrimination, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Continuous Performance Task, and Wechsler Memory Scale-Third Edition...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432402/predictors-of-missed-appointments-in-patients-referred-for-congenital-or-pediatric-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Jimmy C Lu, Ray Lowery, Sunkyung Yu, Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, Prachi P Agarwal, Adam L Dorfman
BACKGROUND: Congenital cardiac magnetic resonance is a limited resource because of scanner and physician availability. Missed appointments decrease scheduling efficiency, have financial implications and represent missed care opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of missed appointments and identify modifiable predictors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included all patients with outpatient congenital or pediatric cardiac MR appointments from Jan...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432034/frequency-spectrum-of-induced-transmembrane-potential-and-permeabilization-efficacy-of-bipolar-electric-pulses
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Caterina Merla, Andrei G Pakhomov, Iurii Semenov, P Thomas Vernier
In this paper a simple prediction method for the bipolar pulse cancellation effect is proposed, based on the frequency analysis of the TMP spectra of a single cell and the computed relative global spectral content up to a defined frequency threshold. We present a spectral analysis of pulses applied in experiments, and we extract the induced TMP from a microdosimetric model of the cell. The induced TMP computation is carried out on a hemispherical multi-layered cell model in the time domain. The analysis is presented for a variety of unipolar and bipolar input signals in the nanosecond and the microsecond time scales...
April 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428919/tibial-bone-grafting-for-wrist-reconstruction
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Schneider K Rancy, Stephanie D Malliaris, Scott W Wolfe
Background Iliac crest bone graft harvesting is routinely performed for upper extremity orthopedic procedures despite high complication rates associated with sensory nerve injury, hematoma, chronic pain, and fracture. Description of Technique Cancellous bone graft is harvested from the proximal tibia using a medial approach, minimizing donor site morbidity. Patients and Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of 14 patients who underwent cancellous proximal tibia bone graft harvesting to augment healing of wrist reconstruction, with 2 months minimum follow-up...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428364/role-of-oestrogen-receptor-signaling-in-skeletal-response-to-leptin-in-female-ob-ob-mice
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Russell T Turner, Kenneth A Philbrick, Amida Kuah, Adam J Branscum, Urszula T Iwaniec
Leptin, critical in regulation of energy metabolism, is also important for normal bone growth, maturation and turnover. Compared to wild type (WT) mice, bone mass is lower in leptin-deficient ob/ob mice; osteopenia in growing ob/ob mice is due to decreased bone accrual, and is associated with reduced longitudinal bone growth, impaired cancellous bone maturation and increased marrow adipose tissue (MAT). However, leptin deficiency also results in gonadal dysfunction, disrupting production of gonadal hormones which regulate bone growth and turnover...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428078/kinetic-reconstruction-reveals-time-dependent-effects-of-romosozumab-on-bone-formation-and-osteoblast-function-in-vertebral-cancellous-and-cortical-bone-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#17
Rogely Waite Boyce, Qing-Tian Niu, Michael S Ominsky
Romosozumab, a humanized monoclonal sclerostin antibody under development for the treatment of osteoporosis, has a unique mechanism of action on bone-increasing bone formation and decreasing bone resorption. The effects on bone formation are transient, eliciting a rapid increase in bone formation that attenuates with continued treatment. Although bone formation attenuates, bone mineral density (BMD) continues to increase. To explore potential tissue-level mechanisms that could contribute to a progressive increase in spine BMD, we used kinetic reconstruction techniques to examine the effects of romosozumab on modeling and remodeling units in vertebral cancellous bone from adult cynomolgus monkeys administered romosozumab for 10 and 28weeks...
April 18, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427999/serpinb1-ameliorates-acute-lung-injury-in-liver-transplantation-through-erk1-2-mediated-stat3-dependent-ho-1-induction
#18
Weifeng Yao, Haobo Li, Gangjian Luo, Xiang Li, Chaojin Chen, Dongdong Yuan, Xinjin Chi, Zhengyuan Xia, Ziqing Hei
BACKGROUND: Postoperative acute lung injury(ALI) is a severe complication after liver transplantation, which severely affects postoperative patients' survival. The underlying mechanism is largely unknown and effective treatment limited. We explored the role of serpin protease inhibitor B1(SERPINB1), a potent inhibitor of neutrophil serine proteases, in ALI in liver transplantation and its interplay with signal transducer and activator of transcription 3(STAT3) and heme oxygenase-1(HO-1)...
April 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427748/post-bronchoscopy-pneumonia-in-patients-suffering-from-lung-cancer-development-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-score
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Hiroto Takiguchi, Naoki Hayama, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Kazuki Harada, Masako Sato, Yukihiro Horio, Jun Tanaka, Hiromi Tomomatsu, Katsuyoshi Tomomatsu, Takahisa Takihara, Kyoko Niimi, Tomoki Nakagawa, Ryota Masuda, Takuya Aoki, Tetsuya Urano, Masayuki Iwazaki, Koichiro Asano
BACKGROUND: The incidence, risk factors, and consequences of pneumonia after flexible bronchoscopy in patients with lung cancer have not been studied in detail. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data from 237 patients with lung cancer who underwent diagnostic bronchoscopy between April 2012 and July 2013 (derivation sample) and 241 patients diagnosed between August 2013 and July 2014 (validation sample) in a tertiary referral hospital in Japan. A score predictive of post-bronchoscopy pneumonia was developed in the derivation sample and tested in the validation sample...
May 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426646/community-mitigation-guidelines-to-prevent-pandemic-influenza-united-states-2017
#20
Noreen Qualls, Alexandra Levitt, Neha Kanade, Narue Wright-Jegede, Stephanie Dopson, Matthew Biggerstaff, Carrie Reed, Amra Uzicanin
When a novel influenza A virus with pandemic potential emerges, nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) often are the most readily available interventions to help slow transmission of the virus in communities, which is especially important before a pandemic vaccine becomes widely available. NPIs, also known as community mitigation measures, are actions that persons and communities can take to help slow the spread of respiratory virus infections, including seasonal and pandemic influenza viruses.These guidelines replace the 2007 Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States - Early, Targeted, Layered Use of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (https://stacks...
April 21, 2017: MMWR. Recommendations and Reports: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Recommendations and Reports
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