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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335540/a-vehicle-steering-recognition-system-based-on-low-cost-smartphone-sensors
#1
Xinhua Liu, Huafeng Mei, Huachang Lu, Hailan Kuang, Xiaolin Ma
Recognizing how a vehicle is steered and then alerting drivers in real time is of utmost importance to the vehicle and driver's safety, since fatal accidents are often caused by dangerous vehicle maneuvers, such as rapid turns, fast lane-changes, etc. Existing solutions using video or in-vehicle sensors have been employed to identify dangerous vehicle maneuvers, but these methods are subject to the effects of the environmental elements or the hardware is very costly. In the mobile computing era, smartphones have become key tools to develop innovative mobile context-aware systems...
March 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334884/improvement-in-the-prognosis-of-ovarian-cancer-in-the-era-before-addition-of-molecular-targeting-therapy
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Takako Shimada, Toshiaki Saito, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Kumi Shimamoto, Shuhei Matsushita, Shinichiro Yamaguchi, Kazuya Ariyoshi, Masao Okadome
Objective: The prognosis of ovarian cancer has improved because of platinum- and taxane-containing chemotherapy. We investigated the 5-year disease-specific overall survival and prognostic factors of patients with advanced ovarian cancer to elucidate the change in clinical course of ovarian cancer with the advance of chemotherapy for patients who developed relapse in the era before the addition of molecular targeting therapy. Methods: We reviewed the clinical course of 134 patients with advanced ovarian cancer (FIGO Stage III and IV) treated in the past 11 years (1999-2010)...
February 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334531/nanoscale-vacuum-channel-transistor
#3
Jin-Woo Han, Dong-Il Moon, M Meyyappan
Vacuum tubes that sparked the electronics era had given way to semiconductor transistors. Despite their faster operation and better immunity to noise and radiation compared to the transistors, the vacuum device technology has become extinct due to the high power consumption, integration difficulties and short lifetime of the vacuum tubes. We combine the best of vacuum tubes and modern silicon nanofabrication technology here. The surround gate nanoscale vacuum channel transistor consists of sharp source and drain electrodes separated by sub-50 nm vacuum channel with a source to gate distance of 10 nm...
March 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334366/vcnet-vector-based-gene-co-expression-network-construction-and-its-application-to-rna-seq-data
#4
Zengmiao Wang, Huaying Fang, Nelson Leung-Sang Tang, Minghua Deng
Motivation: Building gene co-expression network (GCN) from gene expression data is an important field of bioinformatic research. Nowadays, RNA-seq data provides high dimensional information to quantify gene expressions in term of read counts for individual exons of genes. Such an increase in the dimension of expression data during the transition from microarray to RNA-seq era made many previous co-expression analysis algorithms based on simple univariate correlation no longer applicable...
March 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333869/macra-a-new-age-for-physician-payments
#5
Kent Kwasind Huston
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 introduced a new system of physician payments in the United States. This legislation and the complex rules written to enact the law intend to force a shift away from volume-based payments and into so called value-based payments. Physicians and other clinicians will be graded via quality and cost metrics and payments will be adjusted based on performance. Robust use of certified electronic health records is required under MACRA. Physicians will follow one of two payment reform tracks known as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Alternative Payment Model (APM) pathways...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333637/multi-scale-multi-feature-context-modeling-for-scene-recognition-in-the-semantic-manifold
#6
Xinhang Song, Shuqiang Jiang, Luis Herranz
Before the big data era, scene recognition was often approached with two-step inference using localized intermediate representations (objects, topics, etc). One of such approaches is the semantic manifold (SM), in which patches and images are modeled as points in a semantic probability simplex. Patch models are learned resorting to weak supervision via image labels, which leads to the problem of scene categories co-occurring in this semantic space. Fortunately, each category has its own cooccurrence patterns that are consistent across the images in that category...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332463/development-assistance-for-health-critiques-proposals-and-prospects-for-change
#7
Suerie Moon, Oluwatosin Omole
After a 'golden age' of extraordinary growth in the level of development assistance for health (DAH) since 1990, funding seems to have reached a plateau. With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, debate has intensified regarding what international financing for health should look like in the post-2015 era. In this review paper, we offer a systematic overview of problems and proposals for change. Major critiques of the current DAH system include: that the total volume of financing is inadequate; financial flows are volatile and uncertain; DAH may not result in additional resources for health; too small a proportion of DAH is transferred to recipient countries; inappropriate priority setting; inadequate coordination; weak mechanisms for accountability; and disagreement on the rationale for DAH...
April 2017: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332273/reducing-the-incidence-of-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-effect-of-microvascular-techniques-and-a-customized-anticoagulation-protocol
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William A Ziaziaris, Alexandre Darani, Andrew J A Holland, Angus Alexander, Jonathan Karpelowsky, Pasquale Barbaro, Michael Stormon, Edward O'Loughlin, Albert Shun, Gordon Thomas
We aimed to assess the incidence of HAT over three eras following implementation of microvascular techniques and a customized anticoagulation protocol in a predominantly cadaveric split liver transplant program. We retrospectively reviewed pediatric liver transplants performed between April 1986 and 2016 and analyzed the incidence HAT over three eras. In E1, 1986-2008, each patient received a standard dose of 5 U/kg/h of heparin and coagulation profiles normalized passively. In E2, 2008-2012, microvascular techniques were introduced...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332270/changes-in-elevated-cholesterol-in-the-era-of-tenofovir-in-south-africa-risk-factors-clinical-management-and-outcomes
#9
L Jamieson, D Evans, A T Brennan, F Moyo, D Spencer, K Mahomed, M Maskew, L Long, S Rosen, M P Fox
OBJECTIVES: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with unfavourable lipid profile changes and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). With a growing population on ART in South Africa, there has been concern about the increase in noncommunicable diseases such as CVD. We determined risk factors associated with increased total cholesterol (TC) in a large cohort on ART and describe the clinical management thereof. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study of ART-naïve adults initiating standard first-line ART in a large urban clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa...
March 23, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332129/development-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-results-of-the-first-120-consecutive-cases-from-a-university-hospital
#10
Antonio Brescia, Federico Tomassini, Giammauro Berardi, Carola Sebastiani, Massimo Pezzatini, Anna Dall'Oglio, Giovanni Guglielmo Laracca, Fabrizio Apponi, Marcello Gasparrini
The ERAS(®) represents a dynamic culmination of upon perioperative care elements, successfully applied to different surgical specialties with shorter hospital stay and lower morbidity rates. The aim of this study is to describe the introduction of the ERAS protocol in colorectal surgery in our hospital analysing our first series. Between September 2014 and June 2016, 120 patients suffering from colorectal diseases were included in the study. Laparoscopic approach was used in all patients if not contraindicated...
March 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332034/patterns-of-initial-recurrence-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-in-the-era-of-preoperative-therapy
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Naruhiko Ikoma, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Xuemei Wang, Mariela Blum, Jeannelyn S Estrella, Keith Fournier, Paul Mansfield, Jaffer Ajani, Brian D Badgwell
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the sites of recurrence and identify predicting factors for recurrence and survival in patients who underwent gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma at an institution where preoperative therapy is commonly used for advanced gastric cancer. METHODS: We collected clinicopathologic data and sites of recurrence from a prospectively maintained database of patients who underwent potentially curative resection of gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma at our institution in 1995-2014, and we assessed associations between these characteristics and recurrence patterns and survival...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331811/proteomic-analysis-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-balf-from-lung-cancer-patients-using-label-free-mass-spectrometry
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Abduladim Hmmier, Michael Emmet O'Brien, Vincent Lynch, Martin Clynes, Ross Morgan, Paul Dowling
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in both men and women throughout the world. The need to detect lung cancer at an early, potentially curable stage, is essential and may reduce mortality by 20%. The aim of this study was to identify distinct proteomic profiles in bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) and plasma that are able to discriminate individuals with benign disease from those with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Using label-free mass spectrometry analysis of BALF during discovery-phase analysis, a significant number of proteins were found to have different abundance levels when comparing control to adenocarcinoma (AD) or squamous cell lung carcinoma (SqCC)...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331610/a-reappraisal-of-the-mucoactive-activity-and-clinical-efficacy-of-bromhexine
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REVIEW
Alessandro Zanasi, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Ahmad Kantar
Since its introduction to the market in 1963, bromhexine, an over-the-counter drug, has been investigated for its activity in animal models and in humans with diverse respiratory conditions. Bromhexine is a derivate of the Adhatoda vasica plant used in some countries for the treatment of various respiratory diseases. Bromhexine has been found to enhance the secretion of various mucus components by modifying the physicochemical characteristics of mucus. These changes, in turn, increase mucociliary clearance and reduce cough...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331464/when-should-genetic-testing-be-performed-in-epilepsy-patients
#14
Annapurna Poduri
This review is a summary of a talk presented at the 2015 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Its purposes are 1) to review developments in epilepsy genetics, 2) to discuss which groups of patients with epilepsy might benefit from genetic testing, and 3) to present a rational approach to genetic testing in epilepsy in the rapidly evolving era of genomic medicine.
January 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331173/laparoscopic-gastrectomy-with-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-single-center-experience
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Magdalena Pisarska, Michał Pędziwiatr, Piotr Major, Michał Kisielewski, Marcin Migaczewski, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Piotr Budzyński, Krzysztof Przęczek, Anna Zub-Pokrowiecka, Andrzej Budzyński
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the mainstay of gastric cancer treatment. It is, however, associated with a relatively high risk of perioperative complications. The use of laparoscopy and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol allows clinicians to limit surgically induced trauma, thus improving recovery and reducing the number of complications. The aim of the study is to present clinical outcomes of patients with gastric cancer undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy combined with the ERAS protocol. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-three (21 female/32 male) patients who underwent elective laparoscopic total gastrectomy due to cancer were prospectively analyzed...
March 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330821/beyond-precision-surgery-molecularly-motivated-precision-care-for-gastric-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Y Y Choi, J-H Cheong
Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Despite the high disease prevalence, gastric cancer research has not gained much attention. Recently, genome-scale technology has made it possible to explore the characteristics of gastric cancer at the molecular level. Accordingly, gastric cancer can be classified into molecular subtypes that convey more detailed information of tumor than histopathological characteristics, and these subtypes are associated with clinical outcomes...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330624/managing-pre-symptomatic-wilson-disease-in-genetic-era-more-questions-than-answers
#17
Nedim Hadžić, Maesha Deheragoda, Anil Dhawan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329372/practical-review-of-recognition-and-management-of-obesity-and-lipohypertrophy-in-hiv-infection
#18
Jordan E Lake, Takara Stanley, Caroline Apovian, Shalendar Bhasin, Todd T Brown, Jaqueline Capeau, Judith S Currier, Michael P Dube, Julian Falutz, Steven K Grinspoon, Giovanni Guaraldi, Esteban Martinez, Grace A McComsey, Fred R Sattler, Kristine M Erlandson
Background: Obesity and lipohypertrophy are common in treated HIV infection and contribute to morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Methods: We present a consensus opinion on the diagnosis, clinical consequences and treatment of excess adiposity in adults with treated HIV infection. Results: Obesity and lipohypertrophy commonly occur among HIV-infected adults on ART, and may have overlapping pathophysiologies and/or synergistic metabolic consequences...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329272/thoracoscopic-surgery-versus-open-surgery-for-lung-metastases-of-colorectal-cancer-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-analysis-using-propensity-score-adjustment%C3%A2
#19
Tomohiro Murakawa, Hajime Sato, Sakae Okumura, Jun Nakajima, Hirotoshi Horio, Yuichi Ozeki, Hisao Asamura, Norihiko Ikeda, Hajime Otsuka, Haruhisa Matsuguma, Ichiro Yoshino, Masayuki Chida, Mitsuo Nakayama, Toshihiko Iizasa, Meinoshin Okumura, Satoshi Shiono, Ryoichi Kato, Tomohiko Iida, Noriyuki Matsutani, Masafumi Kawamura, Yukinori Sakao, Kazuhito Funai, Go Furuyashiki, Hirohiko Akiyama, Shigeki Sugiyama, Naoki Kanauchi, Yuji Shiraishi
OBJECTIVES: Thoracoscopic surgery for lung metastasectomy remains controversial. The study aimed at determining the efficacy of thoracoscopic surgery for lung metastasectomy. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional, retrospective study that included 1047 patients who underwent lung metastasectomy for colorectal cancer between 1999 and 2014. Prognostic factors of overall survival were compared between the thoracoscopic and open thoracotomy groups using the multivariate Cox proportional hazard model...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329181/treatment-response-in-enteric-fever-in-an-era-of-increasing-antimicrobial-resistance-an-individual-patient-data-analysis-of-2-092-participants-enrolled-into-four-randomised-controlled-trials-in-nepal
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Corinne N Thompsom, Abhilasha Karkey, Sabina Dongol, Amit Ariyal, Marcel Wolbers, Thomas Darton, Jeremey J Farrar, Guy E Thwaites, Christiane Dolecek, Buddha Basnyat, Stephen Baker
Background: Enteric fever, caused by Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A, is the leading cause of bacterial febrile disease in South Asia. Methods: Individual patient data from 2,092 subjects with enteric fever randomised into four trials in Kathmandu, Nepal was pooled. All trials compared gatifloxacin with a comparator drug: cefixime, chloramphenicol, ofloxacin, or ceftriaxone. Treatment outcomes were evaluated according to antimicrobial if S. Typhi/Paratyphi were isolated from blood...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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