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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077271/occupational-exposure-to-pesticides-reproductive-hormone-levels-and-sperm-quality-in-young-brazilian-men
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Cleber Cremonese, Camila Piccoli, Fabio Pasqualotto, Ruth Clapauch, Rosalina Jorge Koifman, Sergio Koifman, Carmen Freire
The association of occupational exposure to current-use pesticides with reproductive hormones, semen quality, and genital measures was investigated among young men in the South of Brazil. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 99 rural and 36 urban men aged 18-23 years. Information on pesticide use was obtained through questionnaire. Serum and semen samples were analyzed for sex hormones and sperm parameters, respectively, and measurement of anogenital distance (AGD) and testis volume (TV) were performed...
January 7, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048898/mo-fg-brc-03-design-and-construction-of-a-dielectiric-wall-accelerator
#2
D Westerly
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048246/mo-fg-brc-04-ionacoustic-imaging-for-particle-range-verification
#3
K Parodi
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047813/su-d-209-07-measure-the-average-glandular-dose-of-a-2d-3d-breast-imaging-protocol-using-ge-senoclaire-breast-tomosynthesis-system
#4
Y Liang, A Dutta
PURPOSE: To measure the average glandular dose (AGD) of a 2D+3D breast imaging protocol using GE SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis system. METHODS: This study used a GE SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis unit, a Gammex ACR mammography accreditation phantom, 5 cm thick PMMA phantom, an Unfors RaySafe X2 mammography detector. The breast imaging protocol includes a regular 2D CC view and a 3D MLO view at 45 degree, using AUTO mode. Both ACR phantom and PMMA phantom were scanned under AUTO mode with 10 daN compression to obtain the techniques of 2D CC view, 3D MLO view, and 3D CC view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047462/mo-fg-brc-00-joint-aapm-estro-symposium-advances-in-experimental-medical-physics
#5
Ross Berbeco, Dan Ionascu
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047254/tu-d-209-01-dosimetry-of-diagnostic-work-up-mammography
#6
N Jallow, I Sechopoulos
PURPOSE: To investigate patient average glandular dose (AGD) characteristics of diagnostic mammography. METHODS: The techniques used to image 14420 patients who received diagnostic work up mammography from October 2008 to December 2014 at one academic hospital were retrospectively collected. The most common diagnostic views and the techniques used for each according to compressed breast thickness were determined. For all techniques, 1st half value layer and air kerma output per tube current-exposure time product were measured; then the incident air kerma for each acquisition was calculated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046835/mo-fg-brc-02-low-z-switching-linear-accelerator-targets-new-options-for-image-guidance-and-dose-enhancement-in-radiotherapy
#7
J Robar
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046808/mo-fg-brc-01-mr-guided-radiation-therapy-with-gadolinium-nanoparticles-from-chalkboard-to-first-clinical-trials
#8
L Sancey
Experimental research in medical physics has expanded the limits of our knowledge and provided novel imaging and therapy technologies for patients around the world. However, experimental efforts are challenging due to constraints in funding, space, time and other forms of institutional support. In this joint ESTRO-AAPM symposium, four exciting experimental projects from four different countries are highlighted. Each project is focused on a different aspect of radiation therapy. From the USA, we will hear about a new linear accelerator concept for more compact and efficient therapy devices...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041790/impairment-of-microvascular-angiogenesis-is-associated-with-delay-in-prostatic-development-in-rat-offspring-of-maternal-protein-malnutrition
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Ketlin T Colombelli, Sérgio A A Santos, Ana C L Camargo, Flávia B Constantino, Caroline N Barquilha, Jaqueline C Rinaldi, Sérgio L Felisbino, Luis A Justulin
Experimental data demonstrated the negative impact of maternal protein malnutrition (MPM) on rat prostate development, but the mechanism behind the impairment of prostate growth has not been well understood. Male Sprague Dawley rats, borned to dams fed a normal protein diet (CTR group, 17% protein diet), were compared with those borned from dams fed a low protein diet (6% protein diet) during gestation (GLP group) or gestation and lactation (GLLP). The ventral prostate lobes (VP) were removed at post-natal day (PND) 10 and 21, and analyzed via different methods...
December 29, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025160/characterisation-of-arginase-paralogues-in-salmonids-and-their-modulation-by-immune-stimulation-infection
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Ottavia Benedicenti, Tiehui Wang, Eakapol Wangkahart, Douglas J Milne, Jason W Holland, Catherine Collins, Christopher J Secombes
In this study we show that four arginase isoforms (arg1a, arg1b, arg2a, arg2b) exist in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). We have characterised these molecules in terms of a) sequence analysis, b) constitutive expression in different tissues, and modulated expression following c) stimulation of head kidney macrophages in vitro, or d) vaccination/infection with Yersinia ruckeri and e) parasite infection (AGD caused by Paramoeba perurans and PKD caused by Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae)...
December 23, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010921/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-dose-and-image-quality-assessment
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A Maldera, P De Marco, P E Colombo, D Origgi, A Torresin
The aim of this work was to evaluate how different acquisition geometries and reconstruction parameters affect the performance of four digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems (Senographe Essential - GE, Mammomat Inspiration - Siemens, Selenia Dimensions - Hologic and Amulet Innovality - Fujifilm) on the basis of a physical characterization. Average Glandular Dose (AGD) and image quality parameters such as in-plane/in-depth resolution, signal difference to noise ratio (SDNR) and artefact spread function (ASF) were examined...
December 20, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002858/is-individualizing-breast-compression-during-mammography-useful-investigations-of-pain-indications-during-mammography-relating-to-compression-force-and-surface-area-of-the-compressed-breast
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Katarzyna Feder, Jens-Holger Grunert
Purpose The aim of this paper is to determine how the presence of pain during mammographic compression could be reduced. To this end, we examine its relationship with compression force, surface-area of the compressed breast, breast density (ACR) and former operations. Materials and Methods In 199 women 765 mammograms were performed. Women were asked to rate the level of pain on a scale of 0 - 10 (0: no, 10: highest pain). The surface-area of the breast under compression captured by the mammograms was measured using planimetry...
January 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911827/tau-prions-from-alzheimer-s-disease-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-patients-propagate-in-cultured-cells
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Amanda L Woerman, Atsushi Aoyagi, Smita Patel, Sabeen A Kazmi, Iryna Lobach, Lea T Grinberg, Ann C McKee, William W Seeley, Steven H Olson, Stanley B Prusiner
Tau prions are thought to aggregate in the central nervous system, resulting in neurodegeneration. Among the tauopathies, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common, whereas argyrophilic grain disease (AGD), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Pick's disease (PiD), and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are less prevalent. Brain extracts from deceased individuals with PiD, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by three-repeat (3R) tau prions, were used to infect HEK293T cells expressing 3R tau fused to yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)...
December 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896452/optimization-of-image-quality-and-dose-in-digital-mammography
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Agnes M F Fausto, M C Lopes, M C de Sousa, Tânia A C Furquim, Anderson W Mol, Fermin G Velasco
Nowadays, the optimization in digital mammography is one of the most important challenges in diagnostic radiology. The new digital technology has introduced additional elements to be considered in this scenario. A major goal of mammography is related to the detection of structures on the order of micrometers (μm) and the need to distinguish the different types of tissues, with very close density values. The diagnosis in mammography faces the difficulty that the breast tissues and pathological findings have very close linear attenuation coefficients within the energy range used in mammography...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872679/the-oxidative-and-inflammatory-state-in-patients-with-acute-renal-graft-dysfunction-treated-with-tacrolimus
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Sandra Carrillo-Ibarra, José Ignacio Cerrillos-Gutiérrez, Ariadna Escalante-Núñez, Enrique Rojas-Campos, Benjamín Gómez-Navarro, Sonia Sifuentes-Franco, Ernesto Germán Cardona-Muñoz, Alejandra Guillermina Miranda-Díaz
Objective. To determine the oxidative stress/inflammation behavior in patients with/without acute graft dysfunction (AGD) with Tacrolimus. Methods. Cross-sectional study, in renal transplant (RT) recipients (1-yr follow-up). Patients with AGD and without AGD were included. Serum IL-6, TNF-α, 8-isoprostanes (8-IP), and Nitric Oxide (NO) were determined by ELISA; C-reactive protein (CRP) was determined by nephelometry; lipid peroxidation products (LPO) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were determined by colorimetry...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862129/anogenital-distance-a-biomarker-of-prenatal-androgen-exposure-is-associated-with-prostate-cancer-severity
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Ana B Maldonado-Cárceles, Carlos Sánchez-Rodríguez, Eva M Vera-Porras, Julián J Árense-Gonzalo, Julián Oñate-Celdrán, Paula Samper-Mateo, Damián García-Escudero, Marcos Torres-Roca, Francisco Martínez-Díaz, Jaime Mendiola, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
BACKGROUND: Anogenital distance (AGD), the distance from the centre of the anus to the genitals, is a sexually dimorphic phenotype in mammals. Experimental studies have shown that AGD is a biomarker of prenatal androgen exposure during the masculinisation period of development. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between anogenital distance (AGD), as an indirect marker of prenatal hormonal environment, and prostate cancer (PCa) severity. MATERIALS: We conducted a cross-sectional study with a total of 120 PCa patients with confirmed biopsy of the tumour from April 2007 to July 2015...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852690/maternal-use-of-mild-analgesics-during-pregnancy-associated-with-reduced-anogenital-distance-in-sons-a-cohort-study-of-1027-mother-child-pairs
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Dorte Vesterholm Lind, Katharina M Main, Henriette Boye Kyhl, David Møbjerg Kristensen, Jorma Toppari, Helle Raun Andersen, Marianne Skovsager Andersen, Niels E Skakkebæk, Tina Kold Jensen
STUDY QUESTION: Is maternal use of mild analgesics in pregnancy associated with anogenital distance (AGD)-the distance from the anus to the genitals-in the offspring? SUMMARY ANSWER: Maternal use of mild analgesics [especially simultaneous use of paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)] during pregnancy was associated with a shorter AGD in boys whereas no effect was found in girls. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mild analgesics including paracetamol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs (e...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814383/adult-gli2-gli3%C3%AE-699-male-and-female-mice-display-a-spectrum-of-genital-malformation
#18
Fei He, Pedram Akbari, Rong Mo, Jennifer J Zhang, Chi-Chung Hui, Peter C Kim, Walid A Farhat
Disorders of sexual development (DSD) encompass a broad spectrum of urogenital malformations and are amongst the most common congenital birth defects. Although key genetic factors such as the hedgehog (Hh) family have been identified, a unifying postnatally viable model displaying the spectrum of male and female urogenital malformations has not yet been reported. Since human cases are diagnosed and treated at various stages postnatally, equivalent mouse models enabling analysis at similar stages are of significant interest...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776658/replacing-single-view-mediolateral-oblique-mlo-digital-mammography-dm-with-synthesized-mammography-sm-with-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-dbt-images-comparison-of-the-diagnostic-performance-and-radiation-dose-with-two-view-dm-with-or-without-mlo-dbt
#19
Hyo-Jin Kang, Jung Min Chang, Joongyub Lee, Sung Eun Song, Sung Ui Shin, Won Hwa Kim, Min Sun Bae, Woo Kyung Moon
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic performance and radiation dose of single view cranio-caudal (CC) digital mammography (DM) plus mediolateral oblique (MLO) digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) combined with synthesized mammography (SM) in comparison with two-view DM with or without DBT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from 130 women. Paired two-view DM and single MLO-DBT with SM images were acquired, and four independent retrospective reading sessions of different combinations of DM, SM and DBT were performed for the presence of malignant tumors using jackknife alternative free-response receiver operator curve (JAFROC) methods...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775519/single-image-super-resolution-via-adaptive-high-dimensional-non-local-total-variation-and-adaptive-geometric-feature
#20
Chao Ren, Xiaohai He, Truong Nguyen
Single image super-resolution (SR) is very important in many computer vision systems. However, as a highly ill-posed problem, its performance mainly relies on the prior knowledge. Among these priors, the non-local total variation (NLTV) prior is very popular and has been thoroughly studied in recent years. Nevertheless, technical challenges remain. Because NLTV only exploits a fixed non-shifted target patch in the patch search process, a lack of similar patches is inevitable in some cases. Thus, the non-local similarity cannot be fully characterized, and the effectiveness of NLTV cannot be ensured...
October 19, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
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