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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786862/experimental-fluence-modulated-proton-computed-tomography-by-pencil-beam-scanning
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George Dedes, Robert P Johnson, Mark Pankuch, Nick Detrich, Willemijn M A Pols, Simon Rit, Reinhard W Schulte, Katia Parodi, Guillaume Landry
PURPOSE: This experimental study is aimed at demonstrating, using a simple cylindrical water phantom, the feasibility of fluence modulated proton computed tomography (FMpCT) by pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton computed tomography (pCT). METHODS: The phase II pCT prototype of the Loma Linda U. and U. C. Santa Cruz was operated using the PBS beam line of the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. A 20x10 grid of 1.37 cm full width half maximum pencil beams (PB) equally spaced by 1 cm was used to acquire 45 projections in step and shoot mode...
May 22, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786698/a-reconstruction-of-global-hydroclimate-and-dynamical-variables-over-the-common-era
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Nathan J Steiger, Jason E Smerdon, Edward R Cook, Benjamin I Cook
Hydroclimate extremes critically affect human and natural systems, but there remain many unanswered questions about their causes and how to interpret their dynamics in the past and in climate change projections. These uncertainties are due, in part, to the lack of long-term, spatially resolved hydroclimate reconstructions and information on the underlying physical drivers for many regions. Here we present the first global reconstructions of hydroclimate and associated climate dynamical variables over the past two thousand years...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786575/spatial-organization-of-the-excretory-ducts-and-sections-of-microcirculatory-blood-flow-of-the-labial-salivary-glands-in-older-adults
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Volodymyr H Hryn, Tamara F Deineha, Аndrij V Piliuhin, Anna V Lavrenko, Dmytro O Lavrenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Salivary glands have a significant impact on the state of the homeostasis of the human body, oral cavity in particular, sensitively responding to pathological processes. The reactivity of the salivary glands in response to pathological processes that are organically linked to morphology and functions of the organ's structures, and particularly the excretory ducts of the glands and their microcirculatory blood flow, is one of the problems which have not been solved to date...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786557/the-gene-regulatory-network-of-mesc-differentiation-a-benchmark-for-reverse-engineering-methods
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Johannes Meisig, Nils Blüthgen
A large body of data have accumulated that characterize the gene regulatory network of stem cells. Yet, a comprehensive and integrative understanding of this complex network is lacking. Network reverse engineering methods that use transcriptome data to derive these networks may help to uncover the topology in an unbiased way. Many methods exist that use co-expression to reconstruct networks. However, it remains unclear how these methods perform in the context of stem cell differentiation, as most systematic assessments have been made for regulatory networks of unicellular organisms...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786505/can-pallars-i-llobateres-a-new-hominoid-bearing-locality-from-the-late-miocene-of-the-vall%C3%A3-s-pened%C3%A3-s-basin-ne-iberian-peninsula
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David M Alba, Isaac Casanovas-Vilar, Marc Furió, Israel García-Paredes, Chiara Angelone, Sílvia Jovells-Vaqué, Àngel H Luján, Sergio Almécija, Salvador Moyà-Solà
In the Iberian Peninsula, Miocene apes (Hominoidea) are generally rare and mostly restricted to the Vallès-Penedès Basin. Here we report a new hominoid maxillary fragment with M2 from this basin. It was surface-collected in March 2017 from the site of Can Pallars i Llobateres (CPL, Sant Quirze del Vallès), where fossil apes had not been previously recorded. The locality of provenance (CPL-M), which has delivered no further fossil remains, is located very close (ca. 50 m) to previously known CPL outcrops, and not very far (ca...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786426/influence-of-enzyme-quantity-and-distribution-on-the-self-propulsion-of-non-janus-urease-powered-micromotors
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Tania Patiño, Natalia Feiner-Gracia, Xavier Arque, Albert Miguel-López, Anita Jannasch, Tom Stumpp, Erik Schäffer, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Samuel Sanchez
The use of enzyme catalysis to power micro and nanomachines offers unique features such as biocompatibility, versatili-ty and fuel bioavailability. Yet, the key parameters underlying the motion behavior of enzyme-powered motors are not completely understood. Here, we investigate the role of enzyme distribution and quantity on the generation of active mo-tion. Two different micromotor architectures based on either polystyrene (PS) or polystyrene coated with a rough silicon dioxide shell (PS@SiO2) were explored...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786124/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-flap-tension-and-tissue-perfusion-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-using-laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-angiography
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Chae-Eun Yang, Soon Won Chung, Dong Won Lee, Dae Hyun Lew, Seung Yong Song
BACKGROUND: For implant-based breast reconstruction, inadequate tissue perfusion may cause devastating complications. Tissue tension by inadequate implant volume may reduce tissue perfusion by stretching and collapsing the capillaries. The SPY system is used to perform intraoperative fluorescence angiography with indocyanine green to assess visually the blood flow and evaluate tissue perfusion. However, there is no report yet about how mastectomy flap perfusion changes with the expander-filling volume...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785839/optimization-of-a-secondary-voi-protocol-for-lung-imaging-in-a-clinical-ct-scanner
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Thomas C Larsen, Vissagan Gopalakrishnan, Jianhua Yao, Catherine P Nguyen, Marcus Y Chen, Joel Moss, Han Wen
We present a solution to meet an unmet clinical need of an in-situ "close look" at a pulmonary nodule or at the margins of a pulmonary cyst revealed by a primary (screening) chest CT while the patient is still in the scanner. We first evaluated options available on current whole-body CT scanners for high resolution screening scans, including ROI reconstruction of the primary scan data and HRCT, but found them to have insufficient SNR in lung tissue or discontinuous slice coverage. Within the capabilities of current clinical CT systems, we opted for the solution of a secondary, volume-of-interest (VOI) protocol where the radiation dose is focused into a short-beam axial scan at the z position of interest, combined with a small-FOV reconstruction at the xy position of interest...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785724/social-transmission-of-false-memory-in-small-groups-and-large-networks
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Raeya Maswood, Suparna Rajaram
Sharing information and memories is a key feature of social interactions, making social contexts important for developing and transmitting accurate memories and also false memories. False memory transmission can have wide-ranging effects, including shaping personal memories of individuals as well as collective memories of a network of people. This paper reviews a collection of key findings and explanations in cognitive research on the transmission of false memories in small groups. It also reviews the emerging experimental work on larger networks and collective false memories...
May 21, 2018: Topics in Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785677/analysis-of-the-frequency-of-visualization-of-morphological-variations-in-anatomical-bone-features-in-the-mandibular-interforaminal-region-through-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Marilza do Carmo Oliveira, Tamara Kerber Tedesco, Thais Gimenez, Sergio Allegrini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the frequency of visualization of anatomical bone features and their possible variations in the mandibular interforaminal region through cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that evaluated CBCT scans of the mandible of 141 women and 61 men, obtained by imaging archives from two private clinics of dental radiology. The study analyzed the frequency of visualization of: lingual symphyseal foramen (LSF), additional mental foramen (AdMF), absence of mental foramen (AbMF), mandibular incisive canal (MIC), and anterior loop (AL)...
May 21, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785626/sex-attractant-pheromones-of-virgin-queens-of-sympatric-slave-making-ant-species-in-the-genus-polyergus-and-their-possible-roles-in-reproductive-isolation
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Les Greenberg, Christine A Johnson, James C Trager, J Steven McElfresh, Joshua Rodstein, Jocelyn G Millar
Species of the ant genus Polyergus are social parasites that steal brood from colonies of their hosts in the closely related genus Formica. Upon emergence as adults in a mixed population, host Formica workers carry out all the normal worker functions within the Polyergus colony, including foraging, feeding, grooming, and rearing brood of the parasitic Polyergus ants. Some unmated Polyergus gynes (queens) run in the raiding columns of their colonies and attract males by releasing a pheromone from their mandibular glands...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785589/a-novel-technology-for-3d-knee-prosthesis-planning-and-treatment-evaluation-using-2d-x-ray-radiographs-a-clinical-evaluation
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Guoyan Zheng, Hagen Hommel, Alper Akcoltekin, Benedikt Thelen, Jan Stifter, Geert Peersman
PURPOSE:  To present a clinical validation of a novel technology called "3X" which allows for 3D prosthesis planning and treatment evaluation in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using only 2D X-ray radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  After local institution review board approvals, 3X was evaluated on 43 cases (23 for preoperative planning and 20 for postoperative treatment evaluation). All the patients underwent CT scans according to a standard protocol...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785542/perioperative-hemorrhagic-complications-in-pelvic-floor-reconstructive-surgery
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Wenjin Cheng, Chunyan Bu, Fanling Hong, Xiaozhu Zhong, Chengyue Jin, Xin Yang, Xiuli Sun, Jianliu Wang
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We sought to assess the incidence, symptoms, and risk factors of perioperative hemorrhagic complications in patients undergoing pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. METHODS: This is a retrospective study on 694 consecutive patients who underwent pelvic floor reconstructive surgery with or without using mesh in our hospital over a 3-year period. RESULTS: We identified 694 pelvic floor reconstructive procedures from 2014 to 2016, including complete/incomplete colpocleisis (176, 25...
May 21, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785459/intracorporeal-delta-shaped-gastroduodenostomy-in-reduced-port-robotic-distal-subtotal-gastrectomy-technical-aspects-and-short-term-outcomes
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Joong Ho Lee, Taeil Son, Jisu Kim, Won Jun Seo, Chul Kyu Rho, Minah Cho, Hyoung-Il Kim, Woo Jin Hyung
BACKGROUND: Gastroduodenostomy is preferred as a method of reconstruction following distal subtotal gastrectomy. However, in initial reports on reduced-port gastrectomy, gastroduodenostomy has rarely been performed therein because of technical difficulties. The present study describes a novel intracorporeal gastroduodenostomy technique applicable during reduced-port robotic distal subtotal gastrectomy. METHODS: Data were retrospectively reviewed for cases of reduced-port (three-port) robotic distal subtotal gastrectomy with intracorporeal delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy performed from February 2016 to December 2016...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785411/low-dose-ct-perfusion-of-the-liver-using-reconstruction-of-difference
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Saeed Seyyedi, Eleni Liapi, Tobias Lasser, Robert Ivkov, Rajeev Hatwar, J Webster Stayman
Liver CT perfusion (CTP) is used in the detection, staging, and treatment response analysis of hepatic diseases. Unfortunately, CTP radiation exposures is significant, limiting more widespread use. Traditional CTP data processing reconstructs individual temporal samples, ignoring a large amount of shared anatomical information between temporal samples, suggesting opportunities for improved data processing. We adopt a prior-image-based reconstruction approach called Reconstruction of Difference (RoD) to enable low-exposure CTP acquisition...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785409/-de-novo-genome-and-transcriptome-resources-of-the-adzuki-bean-borer-ostrinia-scapulalis-lepidoptera-crambidae
#16
B Gschloessl, F Dorkeld, P Audiot, A Bretaudeau, C Kerdelhué, R Streiff
We present a draft genome assembly with a de novo prediction and automated functional annotation of coding genes, and a reference transcriptome of the Adzuki bean borer, Ostrinia scapulalis , based on RNA sequencing of various tissues and developmental stages. The genome assembly spans 419 Mb, has a GC content of 37.4% and includes 26,120 predicted coding genes. The reference transcriptome holds 33,080 unigenes and contains a high proportion of a set of genes conserved in eukaryotes and arthropods, used as quality assessment of the reconstructed transcripts...
April 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785382/matador-injury-case-report-spermatic-cord-fat-pad-scfp-interposition-to-support-complex-pelvic-reconstruction-a-novel-technique
#17
Alexandra Zachou, Kien A Mteta, Philip J Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785364/neo-glans-reconstruction-after-glans-amputation-during-circumcision-using-autologous-buccal-mucosal-graft
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Andry Giovanny, Irfan Wahyudi, Arry Rodjani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785293/planning-and-marking-for-thoracoscopic-anatomical-segmentectomies
#19
Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Madalina Grigoroiu, Emmanuel Brian, Dominique Gossot
Although sublobar resection (SLR) for treating non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is still controversial, thoracoscopic segmentectomy is rising. Performing it by closed chest surgery is complex as it means confirming the location of the lesion, identifying vascular and bronchial structures, preserving venous drainage of adjacent segments, severing the intersegmental plane and ensuring an oncological safety margin with no manual palpation and different landmarks. Accurate planning is mandatory. We discuss in this article the interest of 3D reconstruction and mapping technics to enhance safety and reliability of these procedures...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784946/interpretable-dimensionality-reduction-of-single-cell-transcriptome-data-with-deep-generative-models
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Jiarui Ding, Anne Condon, Sohrab P Shah
Single-cell RNA-sequencing has great potential to discover cell types, identify cell states, trace development lineages, and reconstruct the spatial organization of cells. However, dimension reduction to interpret structure in single-cell sequencing data remains a challenge. Existing algorithms are either not able to uncover the clustering structures in the data or lose global information such as groups of clusters that are close to each other. We present a robust statistical model, scvis, to capture and visualize the low-dimensional structures in single-cell gene expression data...
May 21, 2018: Nature Communications
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