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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644643/first-demonstration-of-a-scintillating-xenon-bubble-chamber-for-detecting-dark-matter-and-coherent-elastic-neutrino-nucleus-scattering
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D Baxter, C J Chen, M Crisler, T Cwiok, C E Dahl, A Grimsted, J Gupta, M Jin, R Puig, D Temples, J Zhang
A 30-g xenon bubble chamber, operated at Northwestern University in June and November 2016, has for the first time observed simultaneous bubble nucleation and scintillation by nuclear recoils in a superheated liquid. This chamber is instrumented with a CCD camera for near-IR bubble imaging, a solar-blind photomultiplier tube to detect 175-nm xenon scintillation light, and a piezoelectric acoustic transducer to detect the ultrasonic emission from a growing bubble. The time of nucleation determined from the acoustic signal is used to correlate specific scintillation pulses with bubble-nucleating events...
June 9, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644579/pairing-field-methods-to-improve-inference-in-wildlife-surveys-while-accommodating-detection-covariance
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John Clare, Shawn T McKinney, John E DePue, Cynthia S Loftin
It is common to use multiple field sampling methods when implementing wildlife surveys to compare method efficacy or cost-efficiency, integrate distinct pieces of information provided by separate methods, or evaluate method-specific biases and misclassification error. Existing models that combine information from multiple field methods or sampling devices permit rigorous comparison of method-specific detection parameters, enable estimation of additional parameters such as false-positive detection probability, and improve occurrence or abundance estimates, but with the assumption that the separate sampling methods produce detections independently of one another...
June 23, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644425/significance-of-parathyroid-scintigraphy-and-correlation-of-findings-with-parathyroid-hormone-values-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
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Nermana Ahmetbegović, Nadira Suljagić, Vahidin Katica
Aim To compare finding of thyroid gland scintigraphy with serum concentration of parathyroid hormone in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Methods This retrospective-prospective study included 50 patients undergoing hemodialysis with established hyperparathyroidism who were treated at Cantonal Hospital Zenica in the period 2009 - 2014. Besides anthropological data, concentration of parathyroid hormone in serum of patients was monitored too. Scintigraphy was performed at the Department of Nuclear Medicine using two-headed gamma camera Prism 2000xp...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643709/comparison-of-central-corneal-thickness-with-four-noncontact-devices-an-agreement-analysis-of-swept-source-technology
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Erhan Ozyol, Pelin Özyol
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements of four noncontact devices in healthy eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a sample of 45 healthy controls, CCT was measured using an optical biometer (IOLMaster 700) based on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), high-resolution rotating Scheimpflug camera system (Pentacam HR), spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) device with an anterior segment module (Spectralis), and noncontact pachymetry (NCP) device (Topcon TRK-2P)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643538/do-methodological-differences-account-for-the-current-controversy-on-tissue-factor-expression-in-platelets
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Marta Brambilla, Laura Rossetti, Chiara Zara, Paola Canzano, Peter L A Giesen, Elena Tremoli, Marina Camera
Tissue factor (TF), the key activator of the blood coagulation cascade and of thrombus formation, is also expressed by circulating human platelets. Despite the documented in-depth characterization of platelet TF carried out in the past 15 years, some authors still fail to identify TF in platelets, especially when assessment in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or washed platelets is carried out. This study aims to extend the characterization of the subset of TF-positive platelets in PRP from healthy subjects and to verify how different centrifugation forces, used to prepare the PRP, could affect the analysis of TF-positive platelets...
June 23, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643066/solving-the-surgeon-ergonomic-crisis-with-surgical-exosuit
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Shanglei Liu, Daniel Hemming, Ran B Luo, Jessica Reynolds, Jonathan C Delong, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Santiago Horgan
INTRODUCTION: The widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has put new physical demands on the surgeon leading to increased musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Shoulder, back, and neck pains are among the most common complaints experienced by laparoscopic surgeons. Here, we evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a non-intrusive progressive arm support exosuit worn by surgeons under the sterile gown to reduce pain and fatigue during surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: This is a prospective randomized crossover study approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB)...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641914/interactive-home-telehealth-and-burns-a-pilot-study
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Sean Hickey, Jason Gomez, Benjamin Meller, Jeffery C Schneider, Meredith Cheney, Shamim Nejad, John Schulz, Jeremy Goverman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to review our experience incorporating Interactive Home Telehealth (IHT) visits into follow-up burn care. METHODS: A retrospective review of all burn patients participating in IHT encounters over the course of 15 months was performed. Connections were established through secure video conferencing and call-routing software. Patients connected with a personal computer or tablet and providers connected with a desktop computer with a high-definition web camera...
June 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641253/a-closed-form-solution-to-single-underwater-camera-calibration-using-triple-wavelength-dispersion-and-its-application-to-single-camera-3d-reconstruction
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Xida Chen, Yee-Hong Yang
In this paper, we present a new method to estimate the housing parameters of an underwater camera by making full use of triple wavelength dispersion. Our method is based on an important finding that there is a closed-form solution to the distance from the camera center to the refractive interface once the refractive normal is known. The correctness of this finding is mathematically proved in this paper. To our best knowledge, such a finding has not been studied or reported, and hence is never proved theoretically...
June 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641058/acute-kinematics-changes-in-marathon-runners-using-different-footwear
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Tania Socorro Amorim Soares, Camila Fonseca de Oliveira, Federico Pizzuto, Rui Manuel Garganta, João Paulo Vila-Boas, Mario Casimiro da Anunciação Paiva
The effects of running with or without shoes on injury prevention have been extensively studied, and several investigations have assessed biomechanical differences between them. However, findings are not consensual and further insights on biomechanical load associated with differently shod or barefoot conditions may be needed. This study aimed to observe if habitually shod marathon runners show acute alterations when running barefoot or with minimalist shoes, and to determine whether the running kinematical adaptations of wearing minimalist shoes were similar to barefoot running...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640896/beneficial-effects-of-a-gait-used-while-wearing-a-kimono-to-decrease-the-knee-adduction-moment-in-healthy-adults
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Susumu Ota, Yukari Ogawa, Hiroki Ota, Tomoya Fujiwara, Tadashi Sugiyama, Akira Ochi
The knee adduction moment (KAM) relates to medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Several gait modifications to reduce the KAM for the prevention of knee OA have been studied. Most of the modifications, however, involve voluntary changes in leg alignment. Here we investigated the biomechanical effects for reducing the KAM of a walking style with a small trunk rotation and arm swing gait, which is a natural walking style used while wearing a kimono (Nanba walk) that shifts the ground reaction force toward the stance leg (reduced lever arm)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640827/the-application-of-multi-baseline-digital-close-range-photogrammetry-in-three-dimensional-imaging-and-measurement-of-dental-casts
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Xiaoming Fu, Chun Peng, Zan Li, Shan Liu, Minmin Tan, Jinlin Song
OBJECTIVE: To explore a new technique for reconstructing and measuring three-dimensional (3D) models of orthodontic plaster casts using multi-baseline digital close-range photogrammetry (MBDCRP) with a single-lens reflex camera. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty sets of orthodontic plaster casts that do not exhibit severe horizontal overlap (>2 mm) between any two teeth were recorded by a single-lens reflex camera with 72 pictures taken in different directions. The 3D models of these casts were reconstructed and measured using the open source software MeshLab...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640235/stereo-vision-based-high-dynamic-range-imaging-using-differently-exposed-image-pair
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Won-Jae Park, Seo-Won Ji, Seok-Jae Kang, Seung-Won Jung, Sung-Jea Ko
In this paper, a high dynamic range (HDR) imaging method based on the stereo vision system is presented. The proposed method uses differently exposed low dynamic range (LDR) images captured from a stereo camera. The stereo LDR images are first converted to initial stereo HDR images using the inverse camera response function estimated from the LDR images. However, due to the limited dynamic range of the stereo LDR camera, the radiance values in under/over-exposed regions of the initial main-view (MV) HDR image can be lost...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640211/a-novel-active-imaging-model-to-design-visual-systems-a-case-of-inspection-system-for-specular-surfaces
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Jorge Azorin-Lopez, Andres Fuster-Guillo, Marcelo Saval-Calvo, Higinio Mora-Mora, Juan Manuel Garcia-Chamizo
The use of visual information is a very well known input from different kinds of sensors. However, most of the perception problems are individually modeled and tackled. It is necessary to provide a general imaging model that allows us to parametrize different input systems as well as their problems and possible solutions. In this paper, we present an active vision model considering the imaging system as a whole (including camera, lighting system, object to be perceived) in order to propose solutions to automated visual systems that present problems that we perceive...
June 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640147/human-photoreceptor-cone-density-measured-with-adaptive-optics-technology-rtx1-device-in-healthy-eyes-standardization-of-measurements
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Anna Zaleska-Żmijewska, Zbigniew M Wawrzyniak, Magdalena Ulińska, Jerzy Szaflik, Anna Dąbrowska, Jacek P Szaflik
The anatomic structures of the anterior segment of the eye enable correct reception of stimuli by the retina, which contains receptors that receive light impulses and transmit them to the visual cortex. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the size of the sampling window in an adaptive optics (AO) flood-illumination retinal camera (rtx1) on cone density measurements in the eyes of healthy individuals and to investigate the differences in cone density and spacing in different quadrants of the retina...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639871/an-innovative-streaming-video-system-with-a-point-of-view-head-camera-transmission-of-surgeries-to-smartphones-and-tablets-an-educational-utility
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Rafael Oliveira Chaves, Pedro Armando Valente de Oliveira, Luciano Chaves Rocha, Joacy Pedro Franco David, Sanmari Costa Ferreira, Alex de Assis Santos Dos Santos, Rômulo Müller Dos Santos Melo, Edson Yuzur Yasojima, Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito
PURPOSE: In order to engage medical students and residents from public health centers to utilize the telemedicine features of surgery on their own smartphones and tablets as an educational tool, an innovative streaming system was developed with the purpose of streaming live footage from open surgeries to smartphones and tablets, allowing the visualization of the surgical field from the surgeon's perspective. The current study aims to describe the results of an evaluation on level 1 of Kirkpatrick's Model for Evaluation of the streaming system usage during gynecological surgeries, based on the perception of medical students and gynecology residents...
June 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638439/non-invasive-absolute-measurement-of-leaf-water-content-using-terahertz-quantum-cascade-lasers
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Lorenzo Baldacci, Mario Pagano, Luca Masini, Alessandra Toncelli, Giorgio Carelli, Paolo Storchi, Alessandro Tredicucci
BACKGROUND: Plant water resource management is one of the main future challenges to fight recent climatic changes. The knowledge of the plant water content could be indispensable for water saving strategies. Terahertz spectroscopic techniques are particularly promising as a non-invasive tool for measuring leaf water content, thanks to the high predominance of the water contribution to the total leaf absorption. Terahertz quantum cascade lasers (THz QCL) are one of the most successful sources of THz radiation...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638354/investigating-team-coordination-in-baseball-using-a-novel-joint-decision-making-paradigm
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Rob Gray, Nancy J Cooke, Nathan J McNeese, Jaimie McNabb
A novel joint decision making paradigm for assessing team coordination was developed and tested using baseball infielders. Balls launched onto an infield at different trajectories were filmed using four video cameras that were each placed at one of the typical positions of the four infielders. Each participant viewed temporally occluded videos for one of the four positions and were asked to say either "ball" if they would attempt to field it or the name of the bag that they would cover. The evaluation of two experienced coaches was used to assign a group coordination score for each trajectory and group decision times were calculated...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638218/new-endoscopes-and-add-on-devices-to-improve-colonoscopy-performance
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Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer prevention; however, it is still an imperfect modality. Precancerous lesions can be lost during screening examinations, thus increasing the risk of interval cancer. A variety of factors either patient-, or endoscopist dependent or even the procedure itself may contribute to loss of lesions. Sophisticated modalities including advanced technology endoscopes and add-on devices have been developed in an effort to eliminate colonoscopy's drawbacks and maximize its ability to detect potentially culprit polyps...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637997/positional-relationships-of-abdominal-aortic-branches-for-contrast-radiography-of-the-inferior-mesenteric-artery-using-the-coeliac-trunk-and-superior-mesenteric-artery-as-landmarks
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Yusuke Nakayama, Shogo Hayashi, Kyoko Takeuchi, Shinichi Kawata, Ning Qu, Masahiro Itoh
PURPOSE: To establish a method by which angiography of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) can be performed smoothly, we investigated the relative locations of the coeliac trunk (CT), superior mesenteric artery (SMA), IMA, and left renal artery (LtRA). METHODS: From a total of 60 cadavers, 32 cadavers with few arteriosclerotic lesions and little vascular tortuosity were selected for the study. The abdominal aorta (Ao) were removed and incised on both lateral side, along the vertical axis and transected into the ventral and dorsal sides...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637958/validation-of-cross-calibration-schemes-for-quantitative-bone-spect-ct-using-different-sources-under-various-geometric-conditions
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Noriaki Miyaji, Kenta Miwa, Kazuki Motegi, Takuro Umeda, Kei Wagatsuma, Shohei Fukai, Tomohiro Takiguchi, Takashi Terauchi, Mitsuru Koizumi
PURPOSE: Several cross-calibration schemes have been proposed to produce quantitative values in bone SPECT imaging. Differences in the radionuclide sources and geometric conditions can decrease the accuracy of cross-calibration factor (CCF). The present study aimed to validate the effects of calibration schemes using different sources under various geometric conditions. METHODS: Temporal variations as well as variations in acquisition counts and the shapes of (57)Co standard and (99m)Tc point sources and a (99m)Tc disk source were determined...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
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