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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351656/evaluation-of-a-new-neutron-energy-spectrum-unfolding-code-based-on-an-adaptive-neuro-fuzzy-inference-system-anfis
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Seyed Abolfazl Hosseini, Iman Esmaili Paeen Afrakoti
The purpose of the present study was to reconstruct the energy spectrum of a poly-energetic neutron source using an algorithm developed based on an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS). ANFIS is a kind of artificial neural network based on the Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy inference system. The ANFIS algorithm uses the advantages of both fuzzy inference systems and artificial neural networks to improve the effectiveness of algorithms in various applications such as modeling, control and classification. The neutron pulse height distributions used as input data in the training procedure for the ANFIS algorithm were obtained from the simulations performed by MCNPX-ESUT computational code (MCNPX-Energy engineering of Sharif University of Technology)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351655/establishing-diagnostic-reference-levels-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-in-saudi-arabia
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Ali B Alhailiy, Peter L Kench, Mark F McEntee, Patrick C Brennan, Elaine A Ryan
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a commonly used diagnostic imaging tool for cardiovascular disease. Despite constant improvements to imaging technologies, the radiation dose to patients remains a concern when using this procedure. Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) are used as a trigger to identify and alert individual facilities that are using high doses during CT. This study aims to assess patient radiation dose and establish new national DRLs (NDRL) associated with CCTA in Saudi clinical practices...
January 17, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351515/understanding-key-mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-protection-to-mitigate-disease-current-knowledge-and-emerging-concepts
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Bianca C Bernardo, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Kate L Weeks, Natalie L Patterson, Julie R McMullen
The benefits of exercise on the heart are well recognized, and clinical studies have demonstrated that exercise is an intervention that can improve cardiac function in heart failure patients. This has led to significant research into understanding the key mechanisms responsible for exercise-induced cardiac protection. Here, we summarize molecular mechanisms that regulate exercise-induced cardiac myocyte growth and proliferation. We discuss in detail the effects of exercise on other cardiac cells, organelles, and systems that have received less or little attention and require further investigation...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351254/bridge-structure-deformation-prediction-based-on-gnss-data-using-kalman-arima-garch-model
#4
Jingzhou Xin, Jianting Zhou, Simon X Yang, Xiaoqing Li, Yu Wang
Bridges are an essential part of the ground transportation system. Health monitoring is fundamentally important for the safety and service life of bridges. A large amount of structural information is obtained from various sensors using sensing technology, and the data processing has become a challenging issue. To improve the prediction accuracy of bridge structure deformation based on data mining and to accurately evaluate the time-varying characteristics of bridge structure performance evolution, this paper proposes a new method for bridge structure deformation prediction, which integrates the Kalman filter, autoregressive integrated moving average model (ARIMA), and generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH)...
January 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351206/antibody-biomimetic-material-made-of-pyrrole-for-ca-15-3-and-its-application-as-sensing-material-in-ion-selective-electrodes-for-potentiometric-detection
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Alexandra R T Santos, Felismina T C Moreira, Luísa A Helguero, M Goreti F Sales
This work reports a very simple approach for creating a synthetic antibody against any protein of interest and its application in potentiometric transduction. The selected protein was Breast Cancer Antigen (CA 15-3), which is implicated in breast cancer disease and used to follow-up breast cancer patients during treatment. The new material with antibody-like properties was obtained by molecular-imprinting technology, prepared by electropolymerizing pyrrol (Py, 5.0 × 10-3 mol/L) around Breast Cancer Antigen (CA 15-3) (100 U/mL) on a fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) conductive glass support...
January 19, 2018: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351176/technological-complexity-and-emergence-of-the-entanglement
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Thomas R Clancy
As systems evolve over time, their natural tendency is to become increasingly more complex. Studies in the field of complex systems have generated new perspectives on the application of management strategies in health systems. Much of this research appears as a natural extension of the cross-disciplinary field of systems theory. This article is the 3rd in a series of articles that focus on why technological complexity is increasing and strategies nurse administrators can use to successfully implement change in the face of it...
February 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350987/wonder-women-a-new-type-of-healthcare-technology-professional
#7
Martha Vockley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350974/use-of-simulation-based-training-to-aid-in-implementing-complex-health-technology
#8
Veffa Devers
Clinicians are adult learners in a complex environment that historically does not invest in training in a way that is conducive to these types of learners. Adult learners are independent, self-directed, and goal oriented. In today's fast-paced clinical setting, a practical need exists for nurses and clinicians to master the technology they use on a daily basis, especially as medical devices have become more interconnected and complex. As hospitals look to embrace new technologies, medical device companies must provide clinical end-user training...
January 2018: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350955/rate-dependence-of-elementary-rearrangements-and-spatiotemporal-correlations-in-the-3d-flow-of-soft-solids
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Vishwas V Vasisht, Sudeep K Dutta, Emanuela Del Gado, Daniel L Blair
We use a combination of confocal microscopy, rheology, and molecular dynamics simulations to investigate jammed emulsions under shear, by analyzing the 3D droplets rearrangements in the shear frame. Our quantitative analysis of local dynamics reveals elementary nonaffine rearrangements that underlie the onset of the flow at small strains. We find that the mechanism of unjamming and the upturn in the material flow curve are associated to a qualitative change in spatiotemporal correlations of such rearrangements with the applied shear rate...
January 5, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350946/electrical-control-of-structural-and-physical-properties-via-strong-spin-orbit-interactions-in-sr_-2-iro_-4
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G Cao, J Terzic, H D Zhao, H Zheng, L E De Long, Peter S Riseborough
Electrical control of structural and physical properties is a long-sought, but elusive goal of contemporary science and technology. We demonstrate that a combination of strong spin-orbit interactions (SOI) and a canted antiferromagnetic Mott state is sufficient to attain that goal. The antiferromagnetic insulator Sr_{2}IrO_{4} provides a model system in which strong SOI lock canted Ir magnetic moments to IrO_{6} octahedra, causing them to rigidly rotate together. A novel coupling between an applied electrical current and the canting angle reduces the Néel temperature and drives a large, nonlinear lattice expansion that closely tracks the magnetization, increases the electron mobility, and precipitates a unique resistive switching effect...
January 5, 2018: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350802/cellular-reprogramming-a-new-way-to-understand-aging-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Burcu Yener Ilce, Umut Cagin, Acelya Yilmazer
Increased life expectancy, due to the rise in life quality and the decline in mortality rates, is leading to a society in which the population aged 60 and over is growing more rapidly than the entire population. Although various models and model organisms have been employed to investigate the mechanism of aging, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are useful candidates to study human aging and age-related human diseases. This work discusses how iPSCs can be used as an alternative to the model organisms such as yeast, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, or the mouse...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350724/effects-of-point-defects-on-the-magnetoelectronic-structures-of-mxenes-from-first-principles
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Arkamita Bandyopadhyay, Dibyajyoti Ghosh, Swapan K Pati
"MXene", a new class of two dimensional materials, has attracted considerable research interest due to its unusual chemical bonding pattern as well as promising technological applications. Like other 2D materials, very recently, these classes of materials were also found to be prone to structural defects, thus altering the electronic and transport properties of the host. Using extensive first-principles based simulations, we investigated the structural and magnetoelectronic (i.e., magnetic and electronic) behaviour of the most probable point defects in these MXene systems, such as single vacancies and Schottky type double vacancies...
January 19, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350645/developments-in-the-management-of-bone-metastases-with-interventional-radiology
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Francesco Arrigoni, Federico Bruno, Luigi Zugaro, Raffaele Natella, Salvatore Cappabianca, Umberto Russo, Vito Roberto Papapietro, Alessandra Splendiani, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi, Antonio Barile
Interventional radiology has known an exponential growth in the last years. Technological advances of the last decades, have made it possible to use new treatments on a larger scale, with safe and effective results. They could be considered as palliative treatments for painful lesions but also curative procedures, as single treatment or specially in combination with other techniques (surgery, radiation and oncology therapies, etc.).The main diffuse techniques are those of thermal ablation that destroy the target lesion through the heat; however there are also endovascular therapies that destroy the target tissue thanks to devascularization...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350622/beyond-hrv-attractor-reconstruction-using-the-entire-cardiovascular-waveform-data-for-novel-feature-extraction
#14
Philip J Aston, Mark I Christie, Ying H Huang, Manasi Nandi
Advances in monitoring technology allow blood pressure waveforms to be collected at sampling frequencies of 250-1000Hz for long time periods. However, much of the raw data are under analysed. Heart rate variability (HRV) methods, in which beat-to-beat interval lengths are extracted and analysed, have been extensively studied, However, this approach discards the majority of the raw data. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to detect changes in the shape of the waveform in long streams of blood pressure data...
January 19, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350183/integrated-biocircuits-engineering-functional-multicellular-circuits-and-devices
#15
Jordan Prox, Tory Smith, Chad Holl, Nick Chehade, Liang Guo
Novel in vitro platforms are currently revolutionizing the study and reconstruction of cellular circuitry to bypass the pertaining obstacles of data retrieval in vivo. While earlier approaches have provided great insights into culturing circuits in planar dissociated cell culture systems, the lack of full control over network activity and formation limits our understanding of their functionality. Thus, integrating various controllable parameters are required in creating a suitable microenvironment including cell patterning, highly-specified electrical and chemical stimuli, and rational circuit formation via logic functions...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349993/-accurate-osteotomy-assisted-by-individualized-navigation-templates-for-the-treatment-of-children-cubitus-varus
#16
Peng-Fei Zheng, Jie Chen, Xu Peng Xux, Bo Jiang, Qing-Qiang Yao, Li-Ming Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and accuracy of a new navigation template for osteotomy in cubitus varus based on computer assistant design and 3D printing technology. METHODS: The preoperative CT images of 15 children with cubitus varus from June 2015 to June 2016 were collected. According to the above data, the individual osteotomy navigate template match the distal humerus was designed by the software and printed by the 3D printer. Accurate osteotomy was performed with the assistant of the navigate template in the operation...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349772/does-the-use-of-diagnostic-technology-reduce-fetal-mortality
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Jostein Grytten, Irene Skau, Rune Sørensen, Anne Eskild
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect that the introduction of new diagnostic technology in obstetric care has had on fetal death. DATA SOURCE: The Medical Birth Registry of Norway provided detailed medical information for approximately 1.2 million deliveries from 1967 to 1995. Information about diagnostic technology was collected directly from the maternity units, using a questionnaire. STUDY DESIGN: The data were analyzed using a hospital fixed-effects regression with fetal mortality as the outcome measure...
January 19, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349729/witnessing-the-advance-of-science-and-technology-in-life-sciences-in-the-new-era
#18
EDITORIAL
Jiayang Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349613/tumor-treating-fields-a-new-approach-to-glioblastoma-therapy
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REVIEW
Jonathan Rick, Ankush Chandra, Manish K Aghi
Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain malignancy with poor outcomes. Current standard of care involves surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Even with optimal treatment, 5-year survival rates are low. Many patients are unable to tolerate the considerable side effects that therapy involves and suffer from low quality of life. Anti-mitotic tumor treating fields have shown potential in treating glioblastoma with data suggesting that they prolong disease-free survival and overall survival. Novocure has marketed a device that generates these fields via externally placed electrodes...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349269/fertility-behaviors-in-south-korea-and-their-association-with-ultrasound-prenatal-sex-screening
#20
Jinkook Lee, James P Smith
Imbalances in the sex ratio at birth in Southeast and East Asia increased especially after the mid-1980s. We study how ultrasonic technology affected sex ratios at birth in South Korea, a country with a strong son preference. Between 1985 and 1995 fetal screenings and abortion services were widely available, though not available in the years before, and prohibited in the years after. Using the 1985, 1995, and 2005 Census microdata, we examine changes in sex ratios of newborns by birth year. We then study periodic effects on the fertility stopping rule, using the 2006 Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging, which provides birth years for all children...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
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