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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921372/a-fuzzy-neural-network-sliding-mode-controller-for-vibration-suppression-in-robotically-assisted-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Hongqiang Sang, Chenghao Yang, Fen Liu, Jintian Yun, Guoguang Jin
BACKGROUND: It is very important for robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery to achieve a high-precision and smooth motion control. However, the surgical instrument tip will exhibit vibration caused by nonlinear friction and unmodeled dynamics, especially when the surgical robot system is attempting low-speed, fine motion. METHODS: A fuzzy neural network sliding mode controller (FNNSMC) is proposed to suppress vibration of the surgical robotic system. Nonlinear friction and modeling uncertainties are compensated by a Stribeck model, a radial basis function (RBF) neural network and a fuzzy system, respectively...
December 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921157/assessment-of-pisotriquetral-misalignment-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-is-it-associated-with-trauma
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Hee-Dong Chae, Hye Jin Yoo, Sung Hwan Hong, Ja-Young Choi, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether there is an association between pisotriquetral (PT) malalignment and acute distal radius fracture by using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: We evaluated 138 patients who underwent 3-T MRI of the wrists. Group A comprised 85 patients with acute distal radius fracture, and group B comprised 53 patients without trauma. PT interval and angle and pisiform excursion were measured on oblique axial and sagittal multiplanar reformats...
December 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921015/pediatric-olecranon-fractures-associated-with-radial-neck-fractures-review-and-report-of-two-cases
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Kemal Gokkus, Ozkan Kose, Murat Saylik, Ergin Sagtas, Ahmet Turan Aydin
INTRODUCTION: The debate regarding the description on classification and nomenclature of the injury which includes olecranon fracture associated with radial neck fractures in children is ongoing. We report two pediatric cases that could not be classified in a Monteggia-equivalents system and were treated with open reduction and k-wire fixation. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review regarding pediatric radial neck fractures associated with olecranon fractures and presentation of two pediatric cases of olecranon fractures associated with radial neck fractures with radiocapitellar dislocation...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920938/comparison-of-effectiveness-between-cork-screw-and-peg-screw-electrodes-for-transcranial-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-using-the-finite-element-method
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Ryosuke Tomio, Takenori Akiyama, Takayuki Ohira, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials by transcranial electric stimulation is popular in neurosurgery for monitoring motor function preservation. Some authors have reported that the peg-screw electrodes screwed into the skull can more effectively conduct current to the brain compared to subdermal cork-screw electrodes screwed into the skin. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of electrode design on transcranial motor evoked potential monitoring...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920433/polarization-conversion-when-focusing-cylindrically-polarized-vortex-beams
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Alexey P Porfirev, Andrey V Ustinov, Svetlana N Khonina
Currently, cylindrical beams with radial or azimuthal polarization are being used successfully for the optical manipulation of micro- and nano-particles as well as in microscopy, lithography, nonlinear optics, materials processing, and telecommunication applications. The creation of these laser beams is carried out using segmented polarizing plates, subwavelength gratings, interference, or light modulators. Here, we demonstrate the conversion of cylindrically polarized laser beams from a radial to an azimuthal polarization, or vice versa, by introducing a higher-order vortex phase singularity...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919637/critical-hand-ischemia-treatment-via-orbital-atherectomy-a-single-center-observational-retrospective-analysis
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Abdul Bahro, Zsuzsanna Igyarto, Brad Martinsen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical hand ischemia (CHI) can be devastating and may result in amputation. Distal vessel calcification has been shown to be a major factor in causing CHI. Atherectomy in the upper extremities is not typically considered due to the small anatomy; however, the Diamondback 360° Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) can access treatment areas with a reference vessel diameter of 1.5mm. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective, observational, single center (Merit Health Center, Jackson, MS) analysis of 11 CHI patients with calcific disease of the radial artery treated with orbital atherectomy (OAS) was completed...
October 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919594/clinical-audit-and-national-survey-on-the-assessment-of-collateral-circulation-before-radial-forearm-free-flap-harvest
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Anwer Abdullakutty, Mandeep S Bajwa, Sonum Patel, Jacob D'Souza
Controversy exists regarding the use of Duplex Ultrasound (DUS) in addition to the Modified Allen's Test (MAT) for the assessment of collateral circulation prior to elevation of the Radial Forearm Free Flap (RFFF). A survey amongst members of BAOMS Head & Neck Oncology Subspecialty Interest Group and a completed local audit was undertaken to assess the need for DUS. Data for the initial audit was collected retrospectively between 2010 and 2013. Both MAT and DUS was performed routinely during this period. The results of the survey and initial audit led to a change in practice and DUS was no longer requested...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919382/a-clinical-decision-support-system-for-prediction-of-pregnancy-outcome-in-pregnant-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Khadijeh Paydar, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Mahmoud Akbarian, Abbas Sheikhtaheri
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy among systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-affected women is highly associated with poor obstetric outcomes. Predicting the risk of foetal outcome is essential for maximizing the success of pregnancy. This study aimed to develop a clinical decision support system (CDSS) to predict pregnancy outcomes among SLE-affected pregnant women. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 149 pregnant women with SLE, who were followed at Shariati Hospital (104 pregnancies) and a specialized clinic (45 pregnancies) from 1982 to 2014...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918827/optic-radiations-microstructural-changes-in-glaucoma-and-association-with-severity-a-study-using-3tesla-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Laury Tellouck, Muriel Durieux, Pierrick Coupé, Audrey Cougnard-Grégoire, Joy Tellouck, Thomas Tourdias, Fanny Munsch, Arnaud Garrigues, Catherine Helmer, Florence Malet, Jean-François Dartigues, Vincent Dousset, Cécile Delcourt, Cédric Schweitzer
Purpose: To compare microstructural changes along the optical radiations and brain structure volumes between glaucoma and control subjects using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and to analyze their association with severity of the disease. Methods: A total of 50 open-angle glaucoma subjects and 50 healthy age- and sex-matched controls underwent detailed ophthalmologic examinations (including visual field testing [VF], funduscopy, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography) as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using 3...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918629/new-routes-for-plant-iron-mining
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Catherine Curie, Stéphane Mari
I. II. III. IV. References SUMMARY: Plant iron (Fe) uptake relies to a large extent on the capacity of cells to control and extract Fe pools safely conserved in extracytoplasmic environments such as the apoplast and vacuoles, at least as much as on the transport machinery nested in plasma membranes. Recent studies on root and embryo Fe nutrition support this assertion and show that the root Fe-deficiency response also includes the dynamic use of a large Fe reservoir bound to cell wall components in the root apoplast, secretion in the apoplast of phenolic compounds of the coumarin family, which solubilize Fe in calcareous soils, and inhibition of suberization of endodermal cells in order to allow apoplastic and transcellular radial transport of Fe...
December 5, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918289/a-bioreactor-with-an-electro-responsive-elastomeric-membrane-for-mimicking-intestinal-peristalsis
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Daniele Cei, Joana Costa, Giulia Gori, Gabriele Frediani, Claudio Domenici, Federico Carpi, Arti Ahluwalia
This study describes an actuated bioreactor which mimics the pulsatile contractile motion of the intestinal barrier using electro-responsive elastomers as smart materials that undergo deformation upon electrical stimulation. The device consists of an annular dielectric elastomer actuator working as a radial artificial muscle able to rhythmically contract and relax a central cell culture well. The bioreactor maintained up to 4 h of actuation at a frequency of 0.15 Hz and a strain of 8%-10%, to those of the cyclic contraction and relaxation of the small intestine...
December 5, 2016: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917559/prognostic-value-of-nerve-ultrasound-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-saturday-night-palsy
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Antonios Kerasnoudis, Panagiota Ntasiou, Efthymia Ntasiou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We report on the prognostic role of the cross-sectional area (CSA) enlargement and conduction block (CB) in radial neuropathy (Saturday night palsy [SNP]). METHODS: Reference CSA values were defined in 30 healthy subjects. Twenty-four patients with SNP underwent evaluation (Thessaloniki Hypesthesia Score [THS], Medical Research Council [MRC], ultrasound, electrophysiology). All patients were followed up 3 months after initial presentation...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917360/load-balancing-prediction-method-of-cloud-storage-based-on-analytic-hierarchy-process-and-hybrid-hierarchical-genetic-algorithm
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Xiuze Zhou, Fan Lin, Lvqing Yang, Jing Nie, Qian Tan, Wenhua Zeng, Nian Zhang
With the continuous expansion of the cloud computing platform scale and rapid growth of users and applications, how to efficiently use system resources to improve the overall performance of cloud computing has become a crucial issue. To address this issue, this paper proposes a method that uses an analytic hierarchy process group decision (AHPGD) to evaluate the load state of server nodes. Training was carried out by using a hybrid hierarchical genetic algorithm (HHGA) for optimizing a radial basis function neural network (RBFNN)...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917231/magnetotail-energy-dissipation-during-an-auroral-substorm
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E V Panov, W Baumjohann, R A Wolf, R Nakamura, V Angelopoulos, J M Weygand, M V Kubyshkina
Violent releases of space plasma energy from the Earth's magnetotail during substorms produce strong electric currents and bright aurora. But what modulates these currents and aurora and controls dissipation of the energy released in the ionosphere? Using data from the THEMIS fleet of satellites and ground-based imagers and magnetometers, we show that plasma energy dissipation is controlled by field-aligned currents (FACs) produced and modulated during magnetotail topology change and oscillatory braking of fast plasma jets at 10-14 Earth radii in the nightside magnetosphere...
December 2016: Nature Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917184/studying-secondary-growth-and-bast-fiber-development-the-hemp-hypocotyl-peeks-behind-the-wall
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Marc Behr, Sylvain Legay, Eva Žižková, Václav Motyka, Petre I Dobrev, Jean-Francois Hausman, Stanley Lutts, Gea Guerriero
Cannabis sativa L. is an annual herbaceous crop grown for the production of long extraxylary fibers, the bast fibers, rich in cellulose and used both in the textile and biocomposite sectors. Despite being herbaceous, hemp undergoes secondary growth and this is well exemplified by the hypocotyl. The hypocotyl was already shown to be a suitable model to study secondary growth in other herbaceous species, namely Arabidopsis thaliana and it shows an important practical advantage, i.e., elongation and radial thickening are temporally separated...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916850/multi-layer-identification-of-highly-potent-abca1-up-regulators-targeting-lxr%C3%AE-using-multiple-qsar-modeling-structural-similarity-analysis-and-molecular-docking
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Meimei Chen, Fafu Yang, Jie Kang, Xuemei Yang, Xinmei Lai, Yuxing Gao
In this study, in silico approaches, including multiple QSAR modeling, structural similarity analysis, and molecular docking, were applied to develop QSAR classification models as a fast screening tool for identifying highly-potent ABCA1 up-regulators targeting LXRβ based on a series of new flavonoids. Initially, four modeling approaches, including linear discriminant analysis, support vector machine, radial basis function neural network, and classification and regression trees, were applied to construct different QSAR classification models...
November 29, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916527/dynamic-mrna-transport-and-local-translation-in-radial-glial-progenitors-of-the-developing-brain
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Louis-Jan Pilaz, Ashley L Lennox, Jeremy P Rouanet, Debra L Silver
In the developing brain, neurons are produced from neural stem cells termed radial glia [1, 2]. Radial glial progenitors span the neuroepithelium, extending long basal processes to form endfeet hundreds of micrometers away from the soma. Basal structures influence neuronal migration, tissue integrity, and proliferation [3-7]. Yet, despite the significance of these distal structures, their cell biology remains poorly characterized, impeding our understanding of how basal processes and endfeet influence neurogenesis...
November 30, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915362/teaching-health-care-students-the-radial-arterial-puncture-procedure
#18
Kevin P Collins, Christopher J Russian, Joshua F Gonzales
The radial artery puncture is a frequently ordered medical procedure for patients requiring blood gas analysis. Deviating from the proper procedure increases the likelihood of error and jeopardizes patient safety. The teaching methodology for the radial artery puncture is rarely addressed in the medical literature. First-year respiratory care students enrolled in a clinical practice course participated in an expanded curriculum on arterial puncture technique. The new five-step curriculum included: 1) a face-to-face lecture, 2) radial artery localization, 3) blunt-tipped needle simulation, 4) manikin arm puncture, and 5) a peer assessment video...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915136/dynamics-of-two-interacting-bubbles-in-a-nonspherical-ultrasound-field
#19
Jinfu Liang, Xun Wang, Jing Yang, Lunxun Gong
In this paper, we present and analyze a model of the oscillations of a pair of gas bubbles driven by nonspherical ultrasound. We derived our model based on the perturbation and potential flow theories and use it to study three cases of oscillation of two bubbles under driving ultrasound with different initial phases, different separation distances between the bubbles and different sound pressure amplitudes. For the driving ultrasound with different initial phases, we obtain the in-phase and anti-phase radial pulsations of the bubbles in incompressible liquid...
November 22, 2016: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915135/primary-stability-and-viscoelastic-displacement-of-mini-implant-system-under-loading
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Jim Lee, Yong-Hoon Jeong, Joseph Pittman, Toru Deguchi, William M Johnston, Henry W Fields, Do-Gyoon Kim
BACKGROUND: The objectives of the current study were to examine the effects of mini-implant diameters on 1) primary stability before bone properties are changed by active peri-implant bone remodeling and 2) the time-dependent displacement of mini-implant systems in bone under a functional radial loading and their associations with bone mineral density. METHODS: Twenty one, 8mm length mini-implants (7 each for 1.4mm, 1.6mm, and 2mm diameters) were placed in mandibular sections of human cadavers (4 males and 3 females, average 69...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
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