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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816664/gradient-based-tone-mapping-for-rate-distortion-optimized-backward-compatible-high-dynamic-range-compression
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David Gommelet, Aline Roumy, Christine Guillemot, Michael Ropert, Julien Le Le Tanou
This paper addresses the problem of designing a global tone mapping operator for rate distortion optimized backward compatible compression of HDR images. We address the problem of tone mapping design for two different use cases leading to two different minimization problems. The first problem considered is the minimization of the distortion on the reconstructed HDR signal under a rate constraint on the SDR layer. The second problem remains the same minimization with an additional constraint to preserve a good quality for the SDR signal...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783853/uterine-artery-doppler-velocimetry-of-uterine-leiomyomas-in-nigerian-women
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Bukunmi Michael Idowu, Bolanle Olubunmi Ibitoye, Victor Adebayo Adetiloye
Objective To describe the blood flow velocities and impedance indices changes in the uterine arteries of leiomyomatous uteri using Doppler sonography. Methods This was a prospective, case-control study conducted on 140 premenopausal women with sonographic diagnosis of uterine leiomyoma and 140 premenopausal controls without leiomyomas. Pelvic sonography was performed to diagnose and characterize the leiomyomas. The hemodynamics of the ascending branches of both main uterine arteries was assessed by Doppler interrogation...
August 7, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771729/present-day-sympatry-belies-the-evolutionary-origin-of-a-high-order-polyploid
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Na Wei, Jacob A Tennessen, Aaron Liston, Tia-Lynn Ashman
Disentangling the evolutionary histories of polyploids, especially those with high ploidies, can reveal fundamental processes in speciation. Despite occurring frequently during evolution, the origins of many extant polyploid plant species remain largely unknown. By integrating linkage mapping, polyploid phylogeny and sex-determining region (SDR) in a unified framework, we statistically evaluated evolutionary hypotheses concerning the origin of a recently recognized decaploid strawberry (Fragaria cascadensis)...
August 3, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761524/selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-treating-spastic-diplegia
#4
Hussam Abou Al-Shaar, Muhammad Tariq Imtiaz, Hazem Alhalabi, Shara M Alsubaie, Abdulrahman J Sabbagh
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a motor disorder that interferes with mobility and affects the quality of life. Different approaches have been utilized to address patients with spastic diplegia, among which is selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Although SDR has been shown to be efficacious in treating spastic patients, many neurologists and neurosurgeons are not well aware of the procedure, its indications, and expected outcomes due to the limited number of centers performing this procedure...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747921/unreduced-megagametophyte-production-in-lemon-occurs-via-three-meiotic-mechanisms-predominantly-second-division-restitution
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Houssem Rouiss, José Cuenca, Luis Navarro, Patrick Ollitrault, Pablo Aleza
Unreduced (2n) gametes have played a pivotal role in polyploid plant evolution and are useful for sexual polyploid breeding in various species, particularly for developing new seedless citrus varieties. The underlying mechanisms of 2n gamete formation were recently revealed for Citrus reticulata but remain poorly understood for other citrus species, including lemon (C. limon [L.] Burm. f.). Here, we investigated the frequency and causal meiotic mechanisms of 2n megagametophyte production in lemon. We genotyped 48progeny plants of two lemon genotypes, "Eureka Frost" and "Fino", using 16 Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) and 18 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) markers to determine the genetic origin of the progenies and the underlying mechanisms for 2n gamete formation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744994/socially-desirable-responding-and-college-students-with-dyslexia-implications-for-the-assessment-of-anxiety-and-depression
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Jason M Nelson, Spencer W Liebel
We investigated self-reported depressive and anxiety-related symptoms among college students with dyslexia, with emphasis on the role of socially desirable responding (SDR) in understanding these reports. Analyses included examination of differences in self-reported depressive symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, and SDR. We also examined the relationships among SDR, depressive symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, and reading skills. Participants with dyslexia demonstrated significantly higher SDR than did participants without dyslexia, and higher SDR was significantly associated with lower self-reported depressive and anxiety-related symptoms...
July 26, 2017: Dyslexia: the Journal of the British Dyslexia Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743530/different-inhibitory-potential-of-sex-hormones-on-nnk-detoxification-in%C3%A2-vitro-a-possible-explanation-for-gender-specific-lung-cancer-risk
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Claudia Stapelfeld, Karolina-Theresa Neumann, Edmund Maser
Smoking women are probably at a higher risk to develop lung cancer than men. Different explanations exist for these findings, a gender-specific impairment of tobacco carcinogen metabolism being one of them. In this study, we examined the inhibition of NNK reduction to NNAL, the first and most important detoxication step of this tobacco-specific carcinogen. It is mediated by different carbonyl reductases of the SDR (CBR1 and 11βHSD1) and AKR (AKR1B10, AKR1C1, AKR1C2 and AKR1C4) superfamilies. Inhibition constants of NNK reduction were determined with male (testosterone) and female (estradiol, progesterone) sex hormones and the contraceptives ethinylestradiol and drospirenone in A549 cells and with purified enzymes...
July 22, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732039/abnormal-meiosis-in-an-intersectional-allotriploid-of-populus-l-and-segregation-of-ploidy-levels-in-2x-%C3%A3-3x-progeny
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Jun Wang, Beibei Huo, Wanting Liu, Daili Li, Ling Liao
Triploid plants are usually highly aborted owing to unbalanced meiotic chromosome segregation, but limited viable gametes can participate in the transition to different ploidy levels. In this study, numerous meiotic abnormalities were found with high frequency in an intersectional allotriploid poplar (Populus alba × P. berolinensis 'Yinzhong'), including univalents, precocious chromosome migration, lagging chromosomes, chromosome bridges, micronuclei, and precocious cytokinesis, indicating high genetic imbalance in this allotriploid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727412/host-guest-recognition-assisted-electrochemical-release-its-reusable-sensing-application-based-on-dna-cross-configuration-fueled-target-cycling-and-strand-displacement-reaction-amplification
#9
Yuanyuan Chang, Ying Zhuo, Yaqin Chai, Ruo Yuan
In this work, an elegantly designed host-guest recognition-assisted electrochemical release was established and applied in a reusable electrochemical biosensor for the detection of microRNA-182-5p (miRNA-182-5p), a prostate cancer biomarker in prostate cancer, based on the DNA cross configuration-fueled target cycling and strand displacement reaction (SDR) amplification. With such a design, the single target miRNA input could be converted to large numbers of single-stranded DNA (S1-Trp and S2-Trp) output, which could be trapped by cucurbit[8]uril methyl viologen (CB-8-MV(2+)) based on the host-guest recognition, significantly enhancing the sensitivity for miRNA detection...
July 28, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721100/shear-bond-strength-of-different-surface-treatments-in-bulk-fill-microhybrid-and-nanoparticle-repair-resins
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Rudys Rodolfo de Jesus Tavarez, Lauber Jose Dos Santos Almeida Júnior, Tayanne Christine Gomes Guará, Izabella Santos Ribeiro, Etevaldo Matos Maia Filho, Leily Macedo Firoozmand
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of surface treatment and different types of composite resin on the microshear bond strength of repairs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two specimens (n=72) were prepared using a nanoparticle resin and stored in artificial saliva at 37 ± 1°C for 24 h. After this period, the specimens (n=24) were restored with microhybrid resin P60 (3M ESPE), nanoparticle resin Filtek Z350 (3M ESPE), and Bulk Fill Surefil SDR Flow (Dentsply) composite resins...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711622/prolonged-low-level-noise-induced-plasticity-in-the-peripheral-and-central-auditory-system-of-rats
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Adam M Sheppard, Guang-Di Chen, Senthilvelan Manohar, Dalian Ding, Bo-Hua Hu, Wei Sun, Jiwei Zhao, Richard Salvi
Prolonged low-level noise exposure alters loudness perception in humans, presumably by decreasing the gain of the central auditory system. Here we test the central gain hypothesis by measuring the acute and chronic physiologic changes at the level of the cochlea and inferior colliculus (IC) after a 75-dB SPL, 10-20-kHz noise exposure for 5weeks. The compound action potential (CAP) and summating potential (SP) were used to assess the functional status of the cochlea and 16 channel electrodes were used to measure the local field potentials (LFP) and multi-unit spike discharge rates (SDR) from the IC immediately after and one-week post-exposure...
July 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694726/a-nationwide-multicentre-study-in-turkey-for-establishing-reference-intervals-of-haematological-parameters-with-novel-use-of-a-panel-of-whole-blood
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Yesim Ozarda, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Ebubekir Bakan, Harun Polat, Nurinnisa Ozturk, Nurcan K Baygutalp, Fatma Taneli, Yesim Guvenc, Murat Ormen, Zubeyde Erbayraktar, Nurten Aksoy, Hatice Sezen, Meltem Demir, Gulcin Eskandari, Gurbuz Polat, Nuriye Mete, Hatice Yuksel, Husamettin Vatansev, Fatma Gun, Okhan Akin, Ozlem Ceylan, Tevfik Noyan, Ozgul Gozlukaya, Yuksel Aliyazicioglu, Sevim Kahraman, Melahat Dirican, Gul Ozlem Tuncer, Shogo Kimura, Pinar Eker
INTRODUCTION: A nationwide multicentre study was conducted to establish well-defined reference intervals (RIs) of haematological parameters for the Turkish population in consideration of sources of variation in reference values (RVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: K2-EDTA whole blood samples (total of 3363) were collected from 12 laboratories. Sera were also collected for measurements of iron, UIBC, TIBC, and ferritin for use in the latent abnormal values exclusion (LAVE) method...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649479/functional-outcomes-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-20-to-28-years-later
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T S Park, Jenny L Liu, Caleb Edwards, Deanna M Walter, Matthew B Dobbs
BACKGROUND: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical method used to treat childhood spastic cerebral palsy (CP). However, the effects of early SDR on functional outcomes and quality of life decades later in adulthood remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term outcomes in terms of satisfaction and mobility of adult patients who received childhood SDR. METHODS: Adult patients who received SDR in childhood were surveyed...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628659/wave-intensity-of-aortic-root-pressure-as-diagnostic-marker-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Bernhard Hametner, Stephanie Parragh, Thomas Weber, Siegfried Wassertheurer
BACKGROUND: Systolic left ventricular function strongly influences the blood pressure waveform. Therefore, pressure-derived parameters might potentially be used as non-invasive, diagnostic markers of left ventricular impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of pressure-based parameters in combination with electrocardiography (ECG) for the detection of left ventricular systolic dysfunction defined as severely reduced ejection fraction (EF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Two populations, each comprising patients with reduced EF and pressure-matched controls, were included for the main analysis (51/102 patients) and model testing (44/88 patients)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623564/an-nadph-dependent-lactobacillus-composti-short-chain-dehydrogenase-reductase-characterization-and-application-to-r-1-phenylethanol-synthesis
#15
Ya-Jun Wang, Bin-Bin Ying, Min Chen, Wei Shen, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Yu-Guo Zheng
A new anti-Prelog short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) encoding gene lcsdr was cloned from Lactobacillus composti DSM 18527, and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli. LcSDR is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)-dependent and has a molecular weight of approximately 30 kDa. The optimal pH and temperature were 6.5 and 30 °C, respectively. The maximal reaction rate Vmax was 133.9 U mg(-1); the Michaelis-Menten constant K m of LcSDR were 0.345 mM for acetophenone (1a), and 0.085 mM for NADPH...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623123/screening-mutations-in-drug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-in-yunnan-china
#16
Daoqun Li, Yuzhu Song, Cheng-Lin Zhang, Xiaofei Li, Xueshan Xia, A-Mei Zhang
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), especially multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), is a serious medical and societal problem in China. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mutation characteristics of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) isolates in Yunnan, China. Drug susceptibility testing (DST) was performed in 523 clinical M. tuberculosis isolates. Six drug resistance genes (katG, inhA, rpoB, rpsL, embB, and pncA) were selected to screen for mutations. In total, 54 clinical M...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619386/a-novel-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-in-rhodococcus-sp-p14-for-transforming-17%C3%AE-estradiol-to-estrone
#17
Xueying Ye, Hui Wang, Jie Kan, Jin Li, Tongwang Huang, Guangming Xiong, Zhong Hu
17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSD) are a group of oxidoreductase enzymes that exhibit high specificity for 17C reduction/oxidation. However, the mechanism of 17β-HSD in oxidizing steroid hormone 17β-estradiol to estrone in bacterium is still unclear. In this work, a functional bacterium Rhodococcus sp. P14 was identified having rapid ability to oxidize estradiol into estrone in mineral salt medium (MSM) within 6 h. The functional genes encoding NADH-dependent oxidoreductase were successfully detected with the help of bioinformatics, and it was identified that it contained two consensus regions affiliated to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) superfamily...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617943/long-term-impact-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-on-pain-fatigue-and-function-a-case-control-study
#18
Alecia K Daunter, Anna L Kratz, Edward A Hurvitz
AIM: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical treatment for spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Studies suggest long-lasting effects of SDR on spasticity; long-term effects on symptoms and function are not clear. This study tested whether adults with CP (average 22y after SDR) report less pain, fatigue, and functional decline than a retrospectively assessed non-surgical comparison group. METHOD: This was a case-control study. Eighty-eight adults with CP (mean age 27y; SDR=38 male/female/missing=20/16/2; non-surgical [comparison]=50, male/female=19/31) recruited from a tertiary care center and the community completed a battery of self-reported outcome measures...
June 15, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614783/effectiveness-and-safety-of-pd-1-pd-l1-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaohui Wang, Zhengqiang Bao, Xiaoju Zhang, Fei Li, Tianwen Lai, Chao Cao, Zhihua Chen, Wen Li, Huahao Shen, Songmin Ying
BACKGROUND: PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors have been implicated as potentially effective anti-cancer therapies. Some clinical randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been completed for a variety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors to treat various malignancies, and more RCTs are still under way. We carried out this systematic meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the treatment of solid tumors. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, clinical trial registers, conference reports, and related reviews...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613173/large-scale-crowdsourced-study-for-tone-mapped-hdr-pictures
#20
Debarati Kundu, Deepti Ghadiyaram, Alan C Bovik, Brian L Evans
Measuring digital picture quality, as perceived by human observers, is increasingly important in many applications in which humans are the ultimate consumers of visual information. Standard dynamic range (SDR) images provide 8 b/color/pixel. High dynamic range (HDR) images, usually created from multiple exposures of the same scene, can provide 16 or 32 b/color/pixel, but need to be tonemapped to SDR for display on standard monitors. Multiexposure fusion (MEF) techniques bypass HDR creation by fusing an exposure stack directly to SDR images to achieve aesthetically pleasing luminance and color distributions...
October 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
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