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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742039/reconstructing-interlaced-high-dynamic-range-video-using-joint-learning
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Inchang Choi, Seung-Hwan Baek, Min H Kim
For extending the dynamic range of video, it is a common practice to capture multiple frames sequentially with different exposures and combine them to extend the dynamic range of each video frame. However, this approach results in typical ghosting artifacts due to fast and complex motion in nature. As an alternative, video imaging with interlaced exposures has been introduced to extend the dynamic range. However, the interlaced approach has been hindered by jaggy artifacts and sensor noise, leading to concerns over image quality...
July 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733256/prefrontal-neuromodulation-reverses-spatial-associations-of-non-numerical-sequences-but-not-numbers
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Philipp Alexander Schroeder, Hans-Christoph Nuerk, Christian Plewnia
Numerical and non-numerical sequence items interact with spatial responding, pointing towards mental representations that are grounded in space and referred to as SNARC effects (spatial-numerical association of response codes). An ongoing controversy pertains to the universal origin of different SNARC effects and whether their underpinning is a spatial arrangement of cardinal magnitude (mental number line) or a sequential arrangement of ordinal elements in working memory. Recent results from prefrontal neuromodulation with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) were supportive of the unified working memory account...
July 18, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725628/perspectives-on-reflexology-a-qualitative-approach
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Nurul Haswani Embong, Yee Chang Soh, Long Chiau Ming, Tin Wui Wong
INTRODUCTION: Reflexology is the systematic practice of applying some pressure to particular points on the feet and hands to impact on health of related parts of the body. OBJECTIVE: To explore the practitioners' perspectives of reflexology in Malaysia. METHODS: Data was collected using face-to-face semi-structured interviews with practitioners in Malaysia. The interviews were conducted in the Malay language and recorded. Interview conversations were translated and transcribed verbatim...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716634/utilization-of-apical-vaginal-support-procedures-at-time-of-inpatient-hysterectomy-performed-for-benign-conditions-a-national-estimate
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Whitney Trotter Ross, Melanie R Meister, Jonathan P Shepherd, Margaret A Olsen, Jerry L Lowder
BACKGROUND: Apical vaginal support is considered the keystone of pelvic organ support. Level I evidence supports re-establishment of apical support at time of hysterectomy, regardless of whether the hysterectomy is performed for prolapse. National rates of apical support procedure performance at time of inpatient hysterectomy have not been well described. OBJECTIVE: To estimate trends and factors associated with use of apical support procedures at time of inpatient hysterectomy for benign indications in a large national database...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716116/catching-and-monitoring-clinical-innovation-through-performance-indicators-the-case-of-the-breast-conserving-surgery-indicator
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Anna Maria Murante, Silvio Candelori, Paola Rucci, Sabina Nuti, Manuela Roncella, Matteo Ghilli, Andrea Mercatelli, Maria Pia Fantini
BACKGROUND: The evolution in the surgical and diagnostic procedures, the attention to women's preferences, the case mix, and differences in professional practices may lead to a variability in the quality of breast cancer clinical pathway. To catch and manage this variability it is important to use valid measures. The aim of this paper is to examine the concurrent validity of the breast-conserving surgery (BCS) indicator and to provide evidence to guide the quality improvement process...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706285/transcriptional-regulation-of-cellulose-biosynthesis-during-the-early-phase-of-nitrogen-deprivation-in-nannochloropsis-salina
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Seok Won Jeong, Seung Won Nam, Kwon HwangBo, Won Joong Jeong, Byeong-Ryool Jeong, Yong Keun Chang, Youn-Il Park
Microalgal photosynthesis provides energy and carbon-containing precursors for the biosynthesis of storage carbohydrates such as starch, chrysolaminarin, lipids, and cell wall components. Under mild nitrogen deficiency (N-), some Nannochloropsis species accumulate lipid by augmenting cytosolic fatty acid biosynthesis with a temporary increase in laminarin. Accordingly, biosynthesis of the cellulose-rich cell wall should change in response to N- stress because this biosynthetic pathway begins with utilisation of the hexose phosphate pool supplied from photosynthesis...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696334/recent-advances-in-heart-sound-analysis
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Gari D Clifford, Chengyu Liu, Benjamin E Moody, José Millet Roig, Samuel E Schmidt, Qiao Li, Ikaro Silva, Roger G Mark
Heart sounds have been widely studied and have been demonstrated to have value for detecting pathologies in clinical applications. Over the last few decades, the use of heart sound signals has become increasingly uncommon and its practice in modern medicine somewhat diminished, although research into automated analysis has continued. Unfortunately, a comparative analyses of algorithms in the literature have been hindered by the lack of high-quality, rigorously validated, and standardized open databases of heart sound recordings...
July 11, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692434/assessing-intensity-of-nursing-care-needs-using-electronically-available-data
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Elaine L Larson, Bevin Cohen, Jianfang Liu, Philip Zachariah, David Yao, Jingjing Shang
Although previous research has confirmed that nurse staffing affects patient outcomes, some potentially important factors have not been accounted for in tools to assess relationships between staffing and outcomes. The aim of this project was to develop and test a Nursing Intensity of Care Index using electronically available data from 152 072 patient discharges from three hospitals. Initially, 1765 procedure codes were reviewed; 69 were confirmed as directly increasing nursing workload by at least 15 minutes per shift...
July 7, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689512/circulating-mir-23b-3p-mir-145-5p-and-mir-200b-3p-are-potential-biomarkers-to-monitor-acute-pain-associated-with-laminitis-in-horses
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C Lecchi, E Dalla Costa, D Lebelt, V Ferrante, E Canali, F Ceciliani, D Stucke, M Minero
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as promising biomarkers for several disorders and related pain. In equine practice, acute laminitis is a common disease characterised by intense pain that severely compromises horse welfare. Recently, the Horse Grimace Scale (HGS), a facial expression-based pain coding system, was shown to be a valid welfare indicator to identify pain linked to acute laminitis. The present study aimed to: determine whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for acute pain in horses (Equus caballus) affected by laminitis; integrate miRNAs to their target genes and to categorise target genes for biological processes; gather additional evidence on concurrent validity of HGS by investigating how it correlates to miRNAs...
July 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682122/concurrent-associations-between-maternal-behaviours-and-infant-communication-within-a-cohort-of-women-and-their-infants-experiencing-adversity
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Jodie Smith, Penny Levickis, Tricia Eadie, Lesley Bretherton, Laura Conway, Sharon Goldfeld
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that children living in adversity are at greater risk of poorer language than their peers with the quality of parental interactions potentially mediating this association. Studies typically measure the mediatory impact of generic interaction styles making it difficult to discern which particular aspects of the interaction are facilitating language. This study aims to bridge this gap by identifying specific maternal behaviours associated with concurrent infant communication, in a cohort of 12-month old infants and their mothers experiencing adversity...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676104/identification-of-long-non-coding-rna-in-the-horse-transcriptome
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E Y Scott, T Mansour, R R Bellone, C T Brown, M J Mienaltowski, M C Penedo, P J Ross, S J Valberg, J D Murray, C J Finno
BACKGROUND: Efforts to resolve the transcribed sequences in the equine genome have focused on protein-coding RNA. The transcription of the intergenic regions, although detected via total RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), has yet to be characterized in the horse. The most recent equine transcriptome based on RNA-seq from several tissues was a prime opportunity to obtain a concurrent long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) database. RESULTS: This lncRNA database has a breadth of eight tissues and a depth of over 20 million reads for select tissues, providing the deepest and most expansive equine lncRNA database...
July 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670401/the-clinical-correlations-between-diabetes-cigarette-smoking-and-obesity-on-intervertebral-degenerative-disc-disease-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Ande M Jakoi, Gurpal Pannu, Anthony D'Oro, Zorica Buser, Martin H Pham, Neil N Patel, Patrick C Hsieh, John C Liu, Frank L Acosta, Raymond Hah, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a nationwide private insurance database. Chi-square analysis and linear regression models were utilized for outcome measures. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate any relationship between lumbar degenerative disc disease, diabetes, obesity and smoking tobacco. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Diabetes, obesity, and smoking tobacco are comorbid conditions known to individually have effect on degenerative disc disease...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641239/automatic-recognition-of-fmri-derived-functional-networks-using-3d-convolutional-neural-networks
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Yu Zhao, Qinglin Dong, Shu Zhang, Wei Zhang, Hanbo Chen, Xi Jiang, Lei Guo, Xintao Hu, Junwei Han, Tianming Liu
Current fMRI data modeling techniques such as Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and Sparse Coding methods can effectively reconstruct dozens or hundreds of concurrent interacting functional brain networks simultaneously from the whole brain fMRI signals. However, such reconstructed networks have no correspondences across different subjects. Thus, automatic, effective and accurate classification and recognition of these large numbers of fMRI-derived functional brain networks are very important for subsequent steps of functional brain analysis in cognitive and clinical neuroscience applications...
June 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630818/ethical-considerations-for-interdisciplinary-collaboration-with-prescribing-professionals
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Mindy K Newhouse-Oisten, Kimberly M Peck, Alissa A Conway, Jessica E Frieder
Behavior analysts often work as part of an interdisciplinary team, and different team members may prescribe different interventions for a single client. One such intervention that is commonly encountered is a change in medication. Changes in medication regimens have the potential to alter behavior in a number of ways. As such, it is important for all team members to be aware of every intervention and to consider how different interventions may interact with each other. These facts make regular and clear communication among team members vital for treatment success...
June 2017: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628793/the-reliability-concurrent-validity-and-association-with-salivary-oxytocin-of-the-self-report-version-of-the-inventory-of-callous-unemotional-traits-in-adolescents-with-conduct-disorder
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Tomer Levy, Alan Apter, Amir Djalovski, Miriam Peskin, Silvana Fennig, Galia Gat-Yablonski, Meytal Bar-Maisels, Katy Borodkin, Yuval Bloch
The present study evaluated the self-report version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits (ICU-SR) in terms of reliability, concurrent validity, and correlation with salivary oxytocin levels, a potential biomarker of CU traits. 67 socially at-risk male adolescents (mean 16.2 years) completed the ICU-SR, ICU teacher-version (ICU-TR), Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, and their medical files were coded for previous antisocial acts using Brown-Goodwin Lifetime Aggression Scale. Salivary samples were assayed for oxytocin...
June 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622531/explaining-transgression-in-respiratory-rate-observation-methods-in-the-emergency-department-a-classic-grounded-theory-analysis
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Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Judith Applegarth
BACKGROUND: Abnormal respiratory rates are one of the first indicators of clinical deterioration in emergency department(ED) patients. Despite the importance of respiratory rate observations, this vital sign is often inaccurately recorded on ED observation charts, compromising patient safety. Concurrently, there is a paucity of research reporting why this phenomenon occurs. OBJECTIVE: To develop a substantive theory explaining ED registered nurses' reasoning when they miss or misreport respiratory rate observations...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612214/factors-associated-with-mood-disorder-diagnosis-among-a-population-based-cohort-of-men-and-women-living-with-and-without-hiv-in-british-columbia-between-1998-and-2012
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Kalysha Closson, Chuck Osborne, Danielle M Smith, Sarah Kesselring, Oghenowede Eyawo, Kiffer Card, Paul Sereda, Shahab Jabbari, Conrado Franco-Villalobos, Tareq Ahmed, Karyn Gabler, Thomas Patterson, Mark Hull, Julio S G Montaner, Robert S Hogg
Using data from the Comparison of Outcomes and Service Utilization Trends (COAST) study we examined factors associated with mood disorder diagnosis (MDD) among people living with HIV (PLHIV) and HIV-negative individuals in British Columbia, Canada. MDD cases were identified between 1998 and 2012 using International Classification of Disease 9 and 10 codes. A total of 491,796 individuals were included and 1552 (23.7%) and 60,097 (12.4%) cases of MDD were identified among the HIV-positive and HIV-negative populations, respectively...
June 13, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601598/deep-sequencing-reveals-a-global-reprogramming-of-lncrna-transcriptome-during-emt
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Jian-You Liao, Jue Wu, Yan-Jie Wang, Jie-Hua He, Wei-Xi Deng, KaiShun Hu, Yu-Chan Zhang, Yin Zhang, Haiyan Yan, Dan-Lan Wang, Qiang Liu, Mu-Sheng Zeng, H Phillip Koeffler, Erwei Song, Dong Yin
Several studies have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may play an essential role in Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT), which is an important step in tumor metastasis; however, little is known about the global change of lncRNA transcriptome during EMT. To investigate how lncRNA transcriptome alterations contribute to EMT progression regulation, we deep-sequenced the whole-transcriptome of MCF10A as the cells underwent TGF-β-induced EMT. RESULTS: Deep-sequencing results showed that the long RNA transcriptome of MCF10A had undergone global changes as early as 8h after treatment with TGF-β...
June 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583812/cost-of-bariatric-surgery-and-factors-associated-with-increased-cost-an-analysis-of-national-inpatient-sample
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Zhamak Khorgami, Ali Aminian, Saeed Shoar, Amin Andalib, Alan A Saber, Philip R Schauer, Stacy A Brethauer, Guido M Sclabas
BACKGROUND: In the current healthcare environment, bariatric surgery centers need to be cost-effective while maintaining quality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate national cost of bariatric surgery to identify the factors associated with a higher cost. SETTING: A retrospective analysis of 2012-2013 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS). METHOD: We included all patients with a diagnosis of morbid obesity (ICD9 278...
April 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570858/chronological-narratives-from-smoking-initiation-through-to-pregnancy-of-indigenous-australian-women-a-qualitative-study
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Gillian S Gould, Michelle Bovill, Marilyn J Clarke, Maree Gruppetta, Yvonne Cadet-James, Billie Bonevski
OBJECTIVE: One in two Indigenous Australian pregnant women smoke, yet little is known about their trajectory of smoking. This study aimed to explore Aboriginal women's narratives from starting smoking through to pregnancy. METHODS: A female Aboriginal Researcher conducted individual face-to-face interviews with 20 Aboriginal women from New South Wales, Australia. Recruitment, through Aboriginal services and community networks, continued until saturation was reached...
May 19, 2017: Midwifery
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