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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646763/deep-neural-mapping-support-vector-machines
#1
Yujian Li, Ting Zhang
The choice of kernel has an important effect on the performance of a support vector machine (SVM). The effect could be reduced by NEUROSVM, an architecture using multilayer perceptron for feature extraction and SVM for classification. In binary classification, a general linear kernel NEUROSVM can be theoretically simplified as an input layer, many hidden layers, and an SVM output layer. As a feature extractor, the sub-network composed of the input and hidden layers is first trained together with a virtual ordinary output layer by backpropagation, then with the output of its last hidden layer taken as input of the SVM classifier for further training separately...
June 21, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643124/-solid-pediatric-tumors-a-brief-survey-of-the-rarity-cabinet
#2
B Gürtl-Lackner, D Gisselsson-Nord, G Vujanic
Solid tumors in childhood are extremely rare entities, which are usually treated in specialized centers. Diagnosis and therapy are carried out according to a joint European protocol, whereby the pathological evaluation and therapy are carried out according to international guidelines. For the correct diagnosis and/or therapy of most tumors, analysis of specific genetic changes is mandatory; therefore, tumors have to be adequately sampled for parallel genetic analysis during the pathological work-up. A second opinion reference of the histopathological assessment is part of the international guidelines...
June 22, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642979/-medial-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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REVIEW
P Niemeyer, A Stöhr, M Köhne, A Hochrein
OBJECTIVE: Reduction of the load to the medial compartment in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis and varus malalignment. Unloading of the posterolateral complex in varus deformity with complex ligamentous laxity. INDICATIONS: Medial knee osteoarthritis and varus malalignment with largely intact lateral and patellofemoral joint aspect. Complex ligament insufficiency combined with varus deformity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Substantially impaired range of motion...
June 22, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641548/pediatric-cutaneous-graft-versus-host-disease-a-review
#4
Connie R Shi, Jennifer T Huang, Vinod E Nambudiri
BACKGROUND: Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a significant complication following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the pediatric population. The most common clinical manifestation of GVHD is in the skin. This article will present a review of key concepts related to pediatric cutaneous GVHD, including pathophysiology, clinical epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment options. GVHD is an immune-mediated process characterized by an inflammatory immune response in acute GVHD and mixed inflammatory and fibrotic states in chronic GVHD...
June 14, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639442/weightbearing-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-and-sagittal-plane-kinematics-during-single-leg-drop-jump-landing-in-healthy-male-athletes
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Brittany Dowling, April L McPherson, James M Paci
BACKGROUND: Passive ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DROM) measures have been identified as a risk factor for injury during landings. However, passive measurements might not be indicative of dynamic ankle movement, whereas a weightbearing ROM might be a better tool when evaluating movement. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between weightbearing DROM and sagittal plane landing mechanics in a single leg drop jump task. METHODS: 73 male athletes (22...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638693/management-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-in-inflammatory-arthritis-involvement-of-surgical-procedures
#6
REVIEW
Rory C O'Connor, Fiona Fawthrop, Rami Salha, Andrew J Sidebottom
Many conditions may affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), but its incidence in individual joint diseases is low. However, inflammatory arthropathies, particularly rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, appear to have a propensity for affecting the joint. Symptoms include pain, restriction in mouth opening, locking, and noises, which together can lead to significant impairment. Jaw rest, a soft diet, a bite splint, and medical therapy, including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and simple analgesia, are the bedrock of initial treatment and will improve most symptoms in most patients...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634696/prominent-midfoot-involvement-in-children-with-enthesitis-related-arthritis-category-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#7
Sanat Phatak, Namita Mohindra, Abhishek Zanwar, Amita Aggarwal
Foot involvement is common in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) but is often unrecognized and difficult to treat. This study was done to assess clinical and radiological involvement of the feet and its impact on function in Indian children with enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA). We enrolled consecutive children with ERA with disease duration of less than 5 years. All patients underwent clinical examination of the feet and filled the juvenile arthritis foot index (JAFI) questionnaire. Ultrasound (US) of foot joints and entheses and extremity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of one foot were done...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633796/cotton-osteotomy-in-flatfoot-reconstruction-a-case-report-highlighting-surgical-technique-and-modified-incision-to-protect-the%C3%A2-medial-dorsal-cutaneous-nerve
#8
Troy J Boffeli, Katherine R Schnell
The Cotton osteotomy or opening wedge medial cuneiform osteotomy is a useful adjunctive flatfoot reconstructive procedure that is rarely performed in isolation. The Cotton procedure is relatively quick to perform and effectively corrects forefoot varus deformity after rearfoot fusion or osteotomy to achieve a rectus forefoot to rearfoot relationship. Proper patient selection is critical, because preoperative findings of medial column joint instability, concomitant hallux valgus deformity, or degenerative joint disease of the medial column might be better treated with arthrodesis of the naviculocuneiform or first tarsometatarsal joints...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633035/economy-and-endurance-in-human-evolution
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REVIEW
Herman Pontzer
The evolutionary pressures shaping humans' unique bipedal locomotion have been a focus of research since Darwin, but the origins of humans' economical walking gait and endurance running capabilities remain unclear. Here, I review the anatomical and physiological determinants of locomotor economy (e.g., limb length and posture) and endurance (e.g., muscle volume and fiber type) and investigate their development in the hominin fossil record. The earliest hominins were bipedal but retained ape-like features in the hind limb that would have limited their walking economy compared to living humans...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630838/a-case-report-of-an-unusual-case-of-tuberculous-osteomyelitis-causing-spontaneous-pathological-fracture-of-humerus-in-a-middle-aged-female
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Umesh Birole, Ashish Ranade, Mahesh Mone
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is a major health problem worldwide. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is often secondary to some primary foci in lungs. There are reports of tuberculous osteomyelitis involving maxilla, ulna, femur, and shoulder joint but none have reported pathological fracture in humeral diaphysis due to tuberculosis osteomyelitis without shoulder joint involvement. We report a case of pathological fracture of humerus diaphysis due to tuberculous osteomyelitis with normal articular space...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626617/doc-concentrations-across-a-depth-dependent-light-gradient-on-a-caribbean-coral-reef
#11
Benjamin Mueller, Erik H Meesters, Fleur C van Duyl
Photosynthates released by benthic primary producers (BPP), such as reef algae and scleractinian corals, fuel the dissolved organic carbon (DOC) production on tropical coral reefs. DOC concentrations near BPP have repeatedly been observed to be elevated compared to those in the surrounding water column. As the DOC release of BPP increases with increasing light availability, elevated DOC concentrations near them will, in part, also depend on light availability. Consequently, DOC concentrations are likely to be higher on the shallow, well-lit reef terrace than in deeper sections on the fore reef slope...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623570/enhanced-recovery-protocols-in-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-review-of-the-literature-and-their-implementation
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REVIEW
A S Galbraith, E McGloughlin, J Cashman
BACKGROUND: During recent years, there has been an exponential demand for joint arthroplasty, which has coincided with the global economic recession. In response, the management of patients following arthroplasty is continuously evolving, with the average inpatient length of stay decreasing from weeks to days, and more recently, we have witnessed the development of "outpatient arthroplasty" as a novel concept which aims to address the high volume of patients. The reduction in length of stay has been made possible via implementation of "enhanced recovery programmes" encompassing each stage of the patient journey...
June 16, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617181/a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treating-distal-radial-extraarticular-malunion-oblique-osteotomy-with-buttress-plate-stabilization
#13
Chi-Chuan Wu
PURPOSE: Distal radial extraarticular malunions are not uncommon. However, requirements of surgical correction depend on multiple conditions. Traditionally, surgical techniques include closing or opening wedge osteotomies. Each has unique advantages and disadvantages. An oblique osteotomy was developed to simplify the revision surgery. METHODS: Forty-eight consecutive adult patients with 48 malunions were surgically treated. An oblique osteotomy of 45° vertical to the radial longitudinal axis was performed from medio-distally to latero-proximally...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616048/molecular-biology-of-frozen-shoulder-induced-limitation-of-shoulder-joint-movements
#14
REVIEW
Jiaming Cui, Wei Lu, Yong He, Luoyong Jiang, Kuokuo Li, Weimin Zhu, Daping Wang
Frozen shoulder is a chronic condition characterized by pain in the shoulder and restriction of movements in all directions. Some patients are left with long-term limitation of shoulder joint activity with various severities, which results in reduced quality of life. Currently, there is a paucity of literature on the molecular biology of frozen shoulder, and the molecular biological mechanism for periarthritis-induced limitation of shoulder joint movements remains unclear. Research in this field is focused on inflammation and cytokines associated with fibrosis...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609434/pharmacologically-directed-strategies-in-academic-anticancer-drug-discovery-based-on-the-european-nci-compounds-initiative
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Hans R Hendriks, Anne-Sophie Govaerts, Iduna Fichtner, Sally Burtles, Andrew D Westwell, Godefridus J Peters
BACKGROUND: The European NCI compounds programme, a joint initiative of the EORTC Research Branch, Cancer Research Campaign and the US National Cancer Institute, was initiated in 1993. The objective was to help the NCI in reducing the backlog of in vivo testing of potential anticancer compounds, synthesised in Europe that emerged from the NCI in vitro 60-cell screen. METHODS: Over a period of more than twenty years the EORTC-Cancer Research Campaign panel reviewed ∼2000 compounds of which 95 were selected for further evaluation...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602857/current-health-risk-assessment-practice-for-dietary-cadmium-data-from-different-countries
#16
REVIEW
Soisungwan Satarug, David A Vesey, Glenda C Gobe
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental toxicant with high rates of soil-to-plant transference. This makes exposure to Cd through the food-chain contamination a public health concern. Cd accumulates in kidneys, and the most frequently reported adverse effect of long-term Cd intake is injury to kidneys. The FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives established a tolerable dietary intake level and a threshold to safeguard population health. The FAO/WHO tolerable intake was set at 25 μg per kg body weight per month (58 μg per day for a 70-kg person) with urinary Cd threshold at 5...
June 8, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602048/injected-corticosteroids-for-treating-plantar-heel-pain-in-adults
#17
REVIEW
Judy A David, Venkatesan Sankarapandian, Prince Rh Christopher, Ahana Chatterjee, Ashish S Macaden
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain, commonly resulting from plantar fasciitis, often results in significant morbidity. Treatment options include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), orthoses, physical therapy, physical agents (e.g. extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), laser) and invasive procedures including steroid injections. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of injected corticosteroids for treating plantar heel pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (the Cochrane Library), MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, clinical trials registries and conference proceedings...
June 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600150/longitudinal-patient-reported-mobility-assessment-in-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-fop
#18
Frederick S Kaplan, Mona Al Mukaddam, Robert J Pignolo
BACKGROUND: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare, disabling genetic disorder characterized by episodic soft tissue swelling (flare-ups) that leads to progressive heterotopic ossification and restricted joint mobility. METHODS: Here we present the first longitudinal patient-reported mobility assessment (PRMA) in FOP based on a simple evaluation tool. At initial presentation and follow-up (1-11year span; median: 6 year span), 64 patients (36 females; 28 males) with classic FOP completed a questionnaire designed to rapidly assess mobility at 15 sites (three axial; six upper limb, and six lower limb)...
June 6, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588657/analysis-of-hydrodilatation-as-part-of-a-combined-service-for-stiff-shoulder
#19
Rajendranath Sinha, Priyesh Patel, Nicky Rose, John Tuckett, Anurag N Banerjee, John Williams, Stephen Aldridge, Paul Stuart
BACKGROUND: Adhesive capsulitis is a common cause of stiff shoulder and may result in pain and restriction of movement. The study aimed to investigate the role of hydrodilatation of the glenohumeral joint in the management of adhesive capsulitis. METHODS: Patients referred from the shoulder clinic underwent hydrodilatation under ultrasound guidance. Of 209 referred for hydrodilatation, 163 underwent the procedure and attended follow-up physiotherapy. Outcome measures were available for 118 patients (58 men and 60 women)...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586603/evaluating-the-risk-of-osteoporosis-through-bone-mass-density
#20
Sayeeda Amber Sayed, Asif Khaliq, Ashar Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis is a bone disorder, characterized by loss of bone mass density. Osteoporosis affects more than 30% of post-menopausal women. Osteoporosis is often associated with restricted body movement, pain and joint deformities. Early identification and early intervention can help in reducing these complications. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the burden of Osteoporosis in Urban setting of Sindh among women of different age groups and to access the effect of different protective measures that can reduce the risk of Osteoporosis...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
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