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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192770/the-relationship-between-childhood-trauma-emotion-recognition-and-irritability-in-schizophrenia-patients
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Mustafa Melih Bilgi, Seval Taspinar, Burcu Aksoy, Kaya Oguz, Kerry Coburn, Ali Saffet Gonul
This study investigated the relationship between childhood trauma, irritability, and emotion recognition, in schizophrenia patients during a psychotic break. Thirty-six schizophrenia inpatients and 36 healthy controls were assessed with the Irritability Questionnaire (IRQ) and two facial emotion recognition tasks, the Emotion Discrimination Test (EDT) and Emotion Identification Test (EIT). Patients were further assessed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM III-R Axis II Disorders (SCID-II), the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS), and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-28 (CTQ-28)...
February 3, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174008/setting-characteristics-and-mechanical-properties-of-self-adhesive-resin-luting-agents
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Raphael Pilo, Dimitris Papadogiannis, Spiros Zinelis, George Eliades
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degree of conversion (DC%), salt yield and mechanical properties of self-adhesive luting agents (SAA) set under dual-cure (E) and self-cure (NE) modes. METHODS: Three SAA (GC LinkAce/GCLA, MaxCem Elite/MXEL, Rely-X Unicem 2/RXUN) and an adhesive resin luting agent (Rely-X Ultimate/RXUL-control) were used. The properties tested under E and NE modes were a) DC% and phosphate salt yield after 10min, 1h (h) and 3 weeks (w) storage, by infrared spectroscopy; and b) the mechanical properties of 3w-stored specimens by instrumented indentation testing (Martens hardness/HM, Elastic modulus/EIT, Elastic index/ηIT) and microscopic Vickers hardness/VH...
February 4, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174007/comparative-analysis-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-fiber-and-stainless-steel-multistranded-wires-used-for-lingual-fixed-retention
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O Annousaki, S Zinelis, G Eliades, T Eliades
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of different resins used for the co-polymerization of EverStick fiber-reinforced fixed orthodontic retainer on its mechanical properties and to compare the mechanical properties of these configurations to commonly used multistrand wires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten 0.0175-in. WildCat (WC175), ten 0.0215-in. WildCat (WC215) three-strand twisted wires and thirty EverStick fibers were tested in this study. The EverStcik fibers were equally shared in three groups (n=10)...
February 4, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158015/high-order-corrections-on-the-laser-cooling-limit-in-the-lamb-dicke-regime
#4
Zhen Yi, Wen-Ju Gu
We investigate corrections on the cooling limit of high-order Lamb-Dicke (LD) parameters in the double electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) cooling scheme. Via utilizing quantum interferences, the single-phonon heating mechanism vanishes and the system evolves to a double dark state, from which we will obtain the mechanical occupation on the single-phonon excitation state. In addition, the further correction induced by two-phonon heating transitions is included to achieve a more accurate cooling limit...
January 23, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150228/personalizing-mechanical-ventilation-according-to-physiologic-parameters-to-stabilize-alveoli-and-minimize-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-vili
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REVIEW
Gary F Nieman, Joshua Satalin, Penny Andrews, Hani Aiash, Nader M Habashi, Louis A Gatto
It has been shown that mechanical ventilation in patients with, or at high-risk for, the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can be a double-edged sword. If the mechanical breath is improperly set, it can amplify the lung injury associated with ARDS, causing a secondary ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). Conversely, the mechanical breath can be adjusted to minimize VILI, which can reduce ARDS mortality. The current standard of care ventilation strategy to minimize VILI attempts to reduce alveolar over-distension and recruitment-derecruitment (R/D) by lowering tidal volume (Vt) to 6 cc/kg combined with adjusting positive-end expiratory pressure (PEEP) based on a sliding scale directed by changes in oxygenation...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146122/a-versatile-and-reproducible-multi-frequency-electrical-impedance-tomography-system
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James Avery, Thomas Dowrick, Mayo Faulkner, Nir Goren, David Holder
A highly versatile Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) system, nicknamed the ScouseTom, has been developed. The system allows control over current amplitude, frequency, number of electrodes, injection protocol and data processing. Current is injected using a Keithley 6221 current source, and voltages are recorded with a 24-bit EEG system with minimum bandwidth of 3.2 kHz. Custom PCBs interface with a PC to control the measurement process, electrode addressing and triggering of external stimuli. The performance of the system was characterised using resistor phantoms to represent human scalp recordings, with an SNR of 77...
January 31, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141955/investigational-new-drugs-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Peter A Ricketti, Sultan Alandijani, Chen Hsing Lin, Thomas B Casale
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a multifactorial disease characterized by paroxysmal symptoms of sneezing, rhinorrhea, postnasal drip and nasal congestion. For over a century, subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) has been recognized as the most effective therapy to date that may modify the underlying disease course and provide long-term benefits for individuals refractory to pharmacotherapy. However, over the past 25 years, there has been substantial growth in developing alternative therapies to traditional SCIT...
January 31, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141516/a-versatile-noise-performance-metric-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-algorithms
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Fabian Braun, Martin Proenca, Josep Sola, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Andy Adler
Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is an emerging technology for real-time monitoring of patients under mechanical ventilation. EIT has the potential to offer continuous medical monitoring while being non-invasive, radiation-free and low-cost. Due to their ill-posedness, image reconstruction typically uses regularization, which implies a hyperparameter controlling the trade-off between noise rejection and resolution or other accuracies. In order to compare reconstruction algorithms, it is common to choose hyperparameter values such that the reconstructed images have equal noise performance (NP), i...
January 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135808/behavioral-assessment-of-the-negative-emotion-aspect-of-distress-tolerance
#9
Jennifer C Veilleux, Garrett A Pollert, Melissa J Zielinski, Jennifer A Shaver, Morgan A Hill
The current behavioral tasks assessing distress tolerance measure tolerance to frustration and tolerance to physical discomfort, but do not explicitly assess tolerance to negative emotion. We closely evaluated the conceptual distinctions between current behavioral tasks and self-report tasks assessing distress tolerance, and then developed a new behavioral distress tolerance task called the Emotional Image Tolerance (EIT) task. The EIT task retains elements of existing behavioral tasks (e.g., indices of persistence) while augmenting the reliability and content sufficiency of existing measures by including multiple trials, including a variety of negative affect stimuli, and separating overall task persistence from task persistence after onset of distress...
January 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121374/lobe-based-image-reconstruction-in-electrical-impedance-tomography
#10
Benjamin Schullcke, Bo Gong, Sabine Krueger-Ziolek, Merryn Tawhai, Andy Adler, Ullrich Mueller-Lisse, Knut Moeller
PURPOSE: Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is an imaging modality used to generate two-dimensional cross-sectional images representing impedance change in the thorax. The impedance of lung tissue changes with change in air content of the lungs; hence, EIT can be used to examine regional lung ventilation in patients with abnormal lungs. In lung EIT, electrodes are attached around the circumference of the thorax to inject small alternating currents and measure resulting voltages. In contrast to X-ray computed tomography (CT), EIT images do not depict a thorax slice of well defined thickness, but instead visualize a lens-shaped region around the electrode plane, which results from diffuse current propagation in the thorax...
December 9, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114109/methods-for-calculating-the-electrode-position-jacobian-for-impedance-imaging
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Alistair Boyle, Michael Crabb, Markus Jehl, William Lionheart, Andy Adler
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) or Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) apply current and measure voltages at the boundary of a domain through electrodes. The movement or incorrect placement of electrodes may lead to modelling errors that result in significant reconstructed image artifacts. These errors may be accounted for by allowing for electrode position estimates in the model. Movement may be reconstructed through a first-order approximation, the electrode position Jacobian. A reconstruction that incorporates electrode position estimates and conductivity can significantly reduce image artifacts...
January 23, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114061/incorporating-a-spatial-prior-into-nonlinear-d-bar-eit-imaging-for-complex-admittivities
#12
Sarah J Hamilton, J L Mueller, M Alsaker
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) aims to recover the internal conductivity and permittivity distributions of a body from electrical measurements taken on electrodes on the surface of the body. The reconstruction task is a severely ill-posed nonlinear inverse problem that is highly sensitive to measurement noise and modeling errors. Regularized D-bar methods have shown great promise in producing noise-robust algorithms by employing a low-pass filtering of nonlinear (nonphysical) Fourier transform data specific to the EIT problem...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113311/absolute-reconstructions-using-rotational-electrical-impedance-tomography-for-breast-cancer-imaging
#13
Ethan K Murphy, Aditya Mahara, Ryan J Halter
A rotational Electrical Impedance Tomography (rEIT) methodology is described and shown to produce spatially accurate absolute reconstructions with improved image contrast and an improved ability to distinguish closely spaced inclusions compared to traditional EIT on data recorded from cylindrical and breast-shaped tanks. Rotations of the tank without altering the interior conductivity distribution are used to produce the rEIT data. Quantitatively, rEIT was able to distinguish two inclusions that were 1.5 cm closer together than traditional EIT could achieve for inclusions placed 2 to 3 cm from the center for the cylindrical tank, and rEIT was able to distinguish two tumor-like inclusions where traditional EIT could not reliably do so...
December 15, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107524/the-frequency-spectral-properties-of-electrode-skin-contact-impedance-on-human-head-and-its-frequency-dependent-effects-on-frequency-difference-eit-in-stroke-detection-from-10hz-to-1mhz
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Lin Yang, Meng Dai, Canhua Xu, Ge Zhang, Weichen Li, Feng Fu, Xuetao Shi, Xiuzhen Dong
Frequency-difference electrical impedance tomography (fdEIT) reconstructs frequency-dependent changes of a complex impedance distribution. It has a potential application in acute stroke detection because there are significant differences in impedance spectra between stroke lesions and normal brain tissues. However, fdEIT suffers from the influences of electrode-skin contact impedance since contact impedance varies greatly with frequency. When using fdEIT to detect stroke, it is critical to know the degree of measurement errors or image artifacts caused by contact impedance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103448/bedside-contribution-of-electrical-impedance-tomography-to-set-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-for-ecmo-treated-severe-ards-patients
#15
Guillaume Franchineau, Nicolas Bréchot, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hekimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Alain Combes, Matthieu Schmidt
RATIONALE: Optimal positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is unknown in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) receiving mechanical ventilation with very low tidal volume. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate electrical impedance tomography's (EIT) ability to monitor a PEEP trial and to derive from EIT the best compromise PEEP in this setting. METHODS: A decremental PEEP trial (20-0 cmH2O) in 5 cmH2O steps was monitored by EIT, with lung images divided into four ventral-to-dorsal horizontal regions of interest...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100142/reduction-in-jail-emergency-department-visits-and-closure-after-implementation-of-on-site-urgent-care
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Erick Eiting, Carrie S Korn, Erin Wilkes, Glenn Ault, Sean O Henderson
This descriptive study evaluates the impact of implementation of full service on-site urgent care services at the Los Angeles County Jail (LACJ) by examining the number of patients seen at the referral hospital, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC+USC), and the number of hours that the referral hospital was closed to transfers in the periods before and after the development of the LACJ Urgent Care. The appropriate utilization of public resources is a critical priority for an overburdened county medical health care system...
January 2017: Journal of Correctional Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098856/anti%C3%A2-wrinkle-effect-of-fermented-black-ginseng-on-human-fibroblasts
#17
Quynh Lien Pham, Hyun-Jun Jang, Kyu-Bong Kim
Fermented black ginseng (FBG) is processed by the repeated steaming and drying of fresh ginseng followed by fermentation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is known to possess anti‑oxidative effects. Skin wrinkle formation is associated with oxidative stress and inflammatory reactions. The aim of this study was to determine whether FBG possesses anti‑wrinkle activity using human fibroblasts (HS68). According to the Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) guidelines for the evaluation of the efficacy of functional anti‑wrinkle cosmetics, we attempted to elucidate the effects of FBG on type I procollagen, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑1, MMP‑2, MMP‑9 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase‑2 (TIMP‑2)...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094413/electrical-impedance-tomography-for-lung-ventilation-monitoring-of-the-dog
#18
Simon Gloning, Korbinian Pieper, Martin Zoellner, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a radiation free technique which takes advantage of the different electrical conductivities of different tissues. Its main field of application is lung ventilation monitoring. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility of collecting EIT information on a sample of dogs with different thoracic shapes under clinical conditions by connecting an electrode belt without fur clipping. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen pulmonary healthy dogs were anaesthetized, positioned in sternal recumbency and ventilated in a pressure-controlled mode at three different positive end-expiratory pressure levels (PEEP) of 0, 5 and 10 cmH2O for five breaths each, with a peak inspiratory pressure of 15 cmH2O...
February 9, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091539/an-electromagnetic-modulator-based-on-electrically-controllable-metamaterial-analogue-to-electromagnetically-induced-transparency
#19
Yuancheng Fan, Tong Qiao, Fuli Zhang, Quanhong Fu, Jiajia Dong, Botao Kong, Hongqiang Li
Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) is a promising technology for the enhancement of light-matter interactions, and recent demonstrations of the EIT analogue realized in artificial micro-structured medium have remarkably reduced the extreme requirement for experimental observation of EIT spectrum. In this paper, we propose to electrically control the EIT-like spectrum in a metamaterial as an electromagnetic modulator. A diode acting as a tunable resistor is loaded in the gap of paired wires to inductively tune the magnetic resonance, which induces remarkable modulation on the EIT-like spectrum through the metamaterial sample...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086909/fast-detection-and-data-compensation-for-electrodes-disconnection-in-long-term-monitoring-of-dynamic-brain-electrical-impedance-tomography
#20
Ge Zhang, Meng Dai, Lin Yang, Weichen Li, Haoting Li, Canhua Xu, Xuetao Shi, Xiuzhen Dong, Feng Fu
BACKGROUND: Electrode disconnection is a common occurrence during long-term monitoring of brain electrical impedance tomography (EIT) in clinical settings. The data acquisition system suffers remarkable data loss which results in image reconstruction failure. The aim of this study was to: (1) detect disconnected electrodes and (2) account for invalid data. METHODS: Weighted correlation coefficient for each electrode was calculated based on the measurement differences between well-connected and disconnected electrodes...
January 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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