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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911670/quantitative-assessment-of-metal-elements-using-moss-species-as-biomonitors-in-downwind-area-of-lead-zinc-mine
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Biljana Balabanova, Trajče Stafilov, Robert Šajn, Katerina Bačeva Andonovska
Distributions of a total of 21 elements were monitored in significantly lead-zinc polluted area using moss species (Hypnum cupressiforme and Camptothecium lutescens) used interchangeably, covering a denser sampling network. Interspecies comparison was conducted using Box-Cox transformed values, due to their skewed distribution. The median concentrations of trace elements in the both mosses examined decreased in the following order: Fe>Mn>Zn>Pb>Cu>Ni∼Cr∼As>Co>Cd>Hg. For almost all analyzed elements, H...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873148/local-texture-descriptors-for-the-assessment-of-differences-in-diffusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-brain
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Felix Sebastian Leo Thomsen, Claudio Augusto Delrieux, Rodrigo de Luis-García
PURPOSE: Descriptors extracted from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain can be employed to locate and characterize a wide range of pathologies. Scalar measures are typically derived within a single-voxel unit, but neighborhood-based texture measures can also be applied. In this work, we propose a new set of descriptors to compute local texture characteristics from scalar measures of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), such as mean and radial diffusivity, and fractional anisotropy...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866068/an-abnormal-ocular-motor-manifestation-of-joubert-syndrome
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Jeanie Ling, Viraj Mehta, Anvesh Reddy, Matthew Hollar, Sean Donahue
Joubert syndrome is a congenital neurodevelopmental disorder primarily affecting the midbrain and hindbrain. It is characterized by ataxia, hypotonia, and developmental delay as well as apnea or abnormal ocular motor function. We describe and present a video of a child with Joubert syndrome with an alternating skew deviation in primary position rather than on lateral gaze, which is a more characteristic phenotype of this condition.
November 16, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862582/whole-tumor-mri-histogram-analyses-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-correlations-with-ki-67-labeling-index
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Xin-Xing Hu, Zhao-Xia Yang, He-Yue Liang, Ying Ding, Robert Grimm, Cai-Xia Fu, Hui Liu, Xu Yan, Yuan Ji, Meng-Su Zeng, Sheng-Xiang Rao
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether whole-tumor histogram-derived parameters for an apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could aid in assessing Ki-67 labeling index (LI) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 57 patients with HCC who underwent pretreatment MRI with a 3T MR scanner were included retrospectively. Histogram parameters including mean, median, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis, and percentiles (5(th) , 25(th) , 75(th) , 95(th) ) were derived from the ADC map and MR enhancement...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855460/-diagnosis-and-current-therapy-of-vestibular-syndromes
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Michael Strupp, Thomas Brandt
Vertigo and dizziness are with an annual incidence of more than 10% and a lifetime prevalence of more than 30% among the most frequent symptoms. The keys to the diagnosis are the patient history and the bedside examination: a) for the patient history the time course, type and triggers of symptoms and accompanying symptoms, b) for the clinical examination of the vestibular system the head-impulse test (HIT), the examination for a spontaneous nystagmus, a displacement of subjective visual vertical, a positional nystagmus and the Romberg test, and c) for the differentiation between an acute peripheral and central vestibular lesion the skew deviation, central fixation nystagmus, gaze-evoked nystagmus, saccadic smooth pursuit and a normal HIT...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824897/functional-plasticity-after-unilateral-vestibular-midbrain-infarction-in-human-positron-emission-tomography
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Sandra Becker-Bense, Hans-Georg Buchholz, Bernhard Baier, Mathias Schreckenberger, Peter Bartenstein, Andreas Zwergal, Thomas Brandt, Marianne Dieterich
The aim of the study was to uncover mechanisms of central compensation of vestibular function at brainstem, cerebellar, and cortical levels in patients with acute unilateral midbrain infarctions presenting with an acute vestibular tone imbalance. Eight out of 17 patients with unilateral midbrain infarctions were selected on the basis of signs of a vestibular tone imbalance, e.g., graviceptive (tilts of perceived verticality) and oculomotor dysfunction (skew deviation, ocular torsion) in F18-fluordeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET at two time points: A) in the acute stage, and B) after recovery 6 months later...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804074/mechanical-dyssynchrony-according-to-validated-cut-off-values-using-gated-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Santiago Aguadé-Bruix, Guillermo Romero-Farina, Jaume Candell-Riera, María N Pizzi, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish different degrees of mechanical dyssynchrony according to validated cut-off (CO) values of myocardial perfusion gated SPECT phase analysis parameters (SD, standard deviation; B, bandwidth; S, skewness; K, kurtosis). METHODS: Using Emory Cardiac Toolbox™, we prospectively analyzed 408 patients (mean age 64.1 years, 26.7% female), divided into a control group of 150 normal subjects and a validation group of 258 patients (left bundle branch block: 17...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797678/anorexia-nervosa-analysis-of-trabecular-texture-with-ct
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Azadeh Tabari, Martin Torriani, Karen K Miller, Anne Klibanski, Mannudeep K Kalra, Miriam A Bredella
Purpose To determine indexes of skeletal integrity by using computed tomographic (CT) trabecular texture analysis of the lumbar spine in patients with anorexia nervosa and normal-weight control subjects and to determine body composition predictors of trabecular texture. Materials and Methods This cross-sectional study was approved by the institutional review board and compliant with HIPAA. Written informed consent was obtained. The study included 30 women with anorexia nervosa (mean age ± standard deviation, 26 years ± 6) and 30 normal-weight age-matched women (control group)...
October 31, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794314/the-bursts-of-stops-can-convey-dialectal-information
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Charalambos Themistocleous
This study investigates the effects of the dialect of the speaker on the spectral properties of stop bursts. Forty-five female speakers-20 Standard Modern Greek and 25 Cypriot Greek speakers-participated in this study. The spectral properties of stop bursts were calculated from the burst spectra and analyzed using spectral moments. The findings show that besides linguistic information, i.e., the place of articulation and the stress, the speech signals of bursts can encode social information, i.e., the dialects...
October 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789191/winning-hearts-and-minds-inspiring-medical-students-into-cardiothoracic-surgery-through-highly-interactive-workshops
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Joseph George, Tom Combellack, Ana Lopez-Marco, Umair Aslam, Yasir Ahmed, Prakash Nanjaiah, Aprim Youhana, Pankaj Kumar
BACKGROUND: The cardiothoracic surgical (CTS) specialty has witnessed a decline in the applicant pool. Early exposure, positive experiences, inspiring role models, and career insight are key in the decision-making process for specialty choice. Our objective was to assess the effect of high tutor:student ratio interactive CTS workshops in influencing the career choice of UK undergraduate medical students. METHODS: Medical students attended a workshop comprising (1) guided dissection of fresh animal hearts, (2) surgical skills practice on models and fresh hearts, (3) operative videos (adult, congenital, transplant, and aortic) with interactive commentary, and (4) careers seminar...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782979/operationalizing-the-measurement-of-socioeconomic-position-in-our-urogynecology-study-populations-an-illustrative-review
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Michael Heit, Nayera Guirguis, Nadine Kassis, Michelle Takase-Sanchez, Janet Carpenter
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this illustrative review is to provide guidance for the measurement of socioeconomic position when conducting health disparities research in urogynecology study populations. METHODS: Deidentified data were extracted from existing investigational review board-approved research databases for illustrative purposes. Attributes collected included the study participant's marital status, level of educational attainment (in number of years of school completed) and occupation as well as the study participant's last/only spouses' level of education and occupation...
October 25, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770816/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-shape-analysis-for-monitoring-early-response-in-patients-with-advanced-cervical-cancers-undergoing-concurrent-chemo-radiotherapy
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Jie Meng, Lijing Zhu, Li Zhu, Huanhuan Wang, Song Liu, Jing Yan, Baorui Liu, Yue Guan, Yun Ge, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang
BACKGROUND: To explore the role of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram shape related parameters in early assessment of treatment response during the concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT) course of advanced cervical cancers. METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the local ethics committee and informed consent was obtained from all patients. Thirty-two patients with advanced cervical squamous cell carcinomas underwent diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (b values, 0 and 800 s/mm(2)) before CCRT, at the end of 2nd and 4th week during CCRT and immediately after CCRT completion...
October 22, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752968/univariate-and-multivariate-skewness-and-kurtosis-for-measuring-nonnormality-prevalence-influence-and-estimation
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Meghan K Cain, Zhiyong Zhang, Ke-Hai Yuan
Nonnormality of univariate data has been extensively examined previously (Blanca et al., Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 9(2), 78-84, 2013; Miceeri, Psychological Bulletin, 105(1), 156, 1989). However, less is known of the potential nonnormality of multivariate data although multivariate analysis is commonly used in psychological and educational research. Using univariate and multivariate skewness and kurtosis as measures of nonnormality, this study examined 1,567 univariate distriubtions and 254 multivariate distributions collected from authors of articles published in Psychological Science and the American Education Research Journal...
October 17, 2016: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747169/the-burden-of-fallot-s-tetralogy-among-nigerian-children
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Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Akpoembele D Madise-Wobo, Bode A Falase, Samuel I Omokhodion
BACKGROUND: There are only very few reports on Fallot's tetralogy in Africa especially from sub-Saharan Africa. At best tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is only mentioned as part of reports of surveys of other congenital heart diseases or as case reports in the region. There has been no report on cohorts of children with TOF in West Africa. This article describes the pattern and presentation of children diagnosed with TOF patients in a tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa over a 9-year period...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716311/novel-mammographic-image-features-differentiate-between-interval-and-screen-detected-breast-cancer-a-case-case-study
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Fredrik Strand, Keith Humphreys, Abbas Cheddad, Sven Törnberg, Edward Azavedo, John Shepherd, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
BACKGROUND: Interval breast cancers are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage than screen-detected cancers. Our aim was to identify features in screening mammograms of the normal breast that would differentiate between future interval cancers and screen-detected cancers, and to understand how each feature affects tumor detectability. METHODS: From a population-based cohort of invasive breast cancer cases in Stockholm-Gotland, Sweden, diagnosed from 2001 to 2008, we analyzed the contralateral mammogram at the preceding negative screening of 394 interval cancer cases and 1009 screen-detected cancers...
October 5, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705062/decoupling-the-wrist-a-cadaveric-experiment-examining-wrist-kinematics-following-midcarpal-fusion-and-scaphoid-excision
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Jennifer A Nichols, Michael S Bednar, Robert M Havey, Wendy M Murray
At the wrist, kinematic coupling (the relationship between flexion-extension and radial-ulnar deviation) facilitates function. Although the midcarpal joint is critical for kinematic coupling, many surgeries, such as four-corner fusion (4CF) and scaphoid-excision four-corner fusion (SE4CF), modify the midcarpal joint. This study examines how 4CF and SE4CF influence kinematic coupling by quantifying wrist axes of rotation. Wrist axes of rotation were quantified in eight cadaveric specimens using an optimization algorithm, which fit a two-revolute joint model to experimental data...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686469/intratumoral-heterogeneity-of-18-f-flt-uptake-predicts-proliferation-and-survival-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-gliomas
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Katsuya Mitamura, Yuka Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Kudomi, Yukito Maeda, Takashi Norikane, Keisuke Miyake, Yoshihiro Nishiyama
BACKGROUND: The nucleoside analog 3'-deoxy-3'-(18)F-fluorothymidine (FLT) has been investigated for evaluating tumor proliferating activity in brain tumors. We evaluated FLT uptake heterogeneity using textural features from the histogram analysis in patients with newly diagnosed gliomas and examined correlation of the results with proliferative activity and patient prognosis, in comparison with the conventional PET parameters. METHODS: FLT PET was investigated in 37 patients with newly diagnosed gliomas...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670633/evaluation-of-non-gaussian-diffusion-in-cardiac-mri
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Darryl McClymont, Irvin Teh, Eric Carruth, Jeffrey Omens, Andrew McCulloch, Hannah J Whittington, Peter Kohl, Vicente Grau, Jürgen E Schneider
PURPOSE: The diffusion tensor model assumes Gaussian diffusion and is widely applied in cardiac diffusion MRI. However, diffusion in biological tissue deviates from a Gaussian profile as a result of hindrance and restriction from cell and tissue microstructure, and may be quantified better by non-Gaussian modeling. The aim of this study was to investigate non-Gaussian diffusion in healthy and hypertrophic hearts. METHODS: Thirteen rat hearts (five healthy, four sham, four hypertrophic) were imaged ex vivo...
September 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669105/checking-distributional-assumptions-for-pharmacokinetic-summary-statistics-based-on-simulations-with-compartmental-models
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Meiyu Shen, Estelle Russek-Cohen, Eric V Slud
Bioequivalence (BE) studies are an essential part of the evaluation of generic drugs. The most common in vivo BE study design is the two-period two-treatment crossover design. AUC (area under the concentration-time curve) and Cmax (maximum concentration) are obtained from the observed concentration-time profiles for each subject from each treatment under each sequence. In the BE evaluation of pharmacokinetic crossover studies, the normality of the univariate response variable, e.g. log(AUC)(1) or log(Cmax), is often assumed in the literature without much evidence...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666629/prediction-of-the-therapeutic-response-after-folfox-and-folfiri-treatment-for-patients-with-liver-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer-using-computerized-ct-texture-analysis
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Su Joa Ahn, Jung Hoon Kim, Sang Joon Park, Joon Koo Han
PURPOSE: To determine whether baseline CT texture analysis of hepatic metastasis from colorectal cancer (CRC) is predictive of therapeutic response after cytotoxic chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 235 patients with liver metastasis from CRC who underwent CT and cytotoxic chemotherapy using FOLFOX and FOLFIRI were divided into derivation cohort (n=145) and validation cohort (n=90). The CT texture of the hepatic metastasis was quantified using baseline CT. We analyzed the independent predictor for the response from derivation cohort and validated it using validation cohort...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
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