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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909483/from-incidental-mechanically-induced-arrhythmias-to-reflex-defined-arrhythmogenicity-on-the-track-of-the-ternary-reflex-system-resemblance-to-the-infancy-of-new-era-or-rediscovery
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Petras Stirbys Md PhD
The underlying pathophysiology of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias remains a matter of intense investigation. Though evolving, the contemporary explanations do not encompass all aspects of arrhythmogenicity. An improved understanding of arrhythmia substrate is needed to augment therapeutic capabilities. Our observation and literature sources demonstrate relatively high incidence of transitory arrhythmias which are non-intentionally generated by the endocardial lead/catheter manipulation. These findings are interesting and potentially may crystallize the reflex-dependent proarrhythmic cardiac activity...
February 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909016/using-student-writing-and-lexical-analysis-to-reveal-student-thinking-about-the-role-of-stop-codons-in-the-central-dogma
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Luanna B Prevost, Michelle K Smith, Jennifer K Knight
Previous work has shown that students have persistent difficulties in understanding how central dogma processes can be affected by a stop codon mutation. To explore these difficulties, we modified two multiple-choice questions from the Genetics Concept Assessment into three open-ended questions that asked students to write about how a stop codon mutation potentially impacts replication, transcription, and translation. We then used computer-assisted lexical analysis combined with human scoring to categorize student responses...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908605/direct-health-care-costs-associated-with-obesity-in-chinese-population-in-2011
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Jingcheng Shi, Yao Wang, Wenwei Cheng, Hui Shao, Lizheng Shi
AIMS: Overweight and obesity are established major risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and major public health concerns in China. This study aims to assess the economic burden associated with overweight and obesity in the Chinese population ages 45 and older. METHODS: The Chinese Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) in 2011 included 13,323 respondents of ages 45 and older living in 450 rural and urban communities across China. Demographic information, height, weight, direct health care costs for outpatient visits, hospitalization, and medications for self-care were extracted from the CHARLS database...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908167/computer-aided-prognosis-for-cell-death-categorization-and-prediction-in-vivo-using-quantitative-ultrasound-and-machine-learning-techniques
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M J Gangeh, A Hashim, A Giles, L Sannachi, G J Czarnota
PURPOSE: At present, a one-size-fits-all approach is typically used for cancer therapy in patients. This is mainly because there is no current imaging-based clinical standard for the early assessment and monitoring of cancer treatment response. Here, the authors have developed, for the first time, a complete computer-aided-prognosis (CAP) system based on multiparametric quantitative ultrasound (QUS) spectroscopy methods in association with texture descriptors and advanced machine learning techniques...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907025/measuring-social-motivation-using-signal-detection-and-reward-responsiveness
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Coralie Chevallier, Natasha Tonge, Lou Safra, David Kahn, Gregor Kohls, Judith Miller, Robert T Schultz
BACKGROUND: Recent trends in psychiatry have emphasized the need for a shift from categorical to dimensional approaches. Of critical importance to this transformation is the availability of tools to objectively quantify behaviors dimensionally. The present study focuses on social motivation, a dimension of behavior that is central to a range of psychiatric conditions but for which a particularly small number of assays currently exist. METHODS: In Study 1 (N = 48), healthy adults completed a monetary reward task and a social reward task, followed by completion of the Chapman Physical and Social Anhedonia Scales...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906769/measuring-harm-in-health-care-optimizing-adverse-event-review
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Kathleen E Walsh, Polina Harik, Kathleen M Mazor, Deborah Perfetto, Milena Anatchkova, Colleen Biggins, Joann Wagner, Pamela J Schoettker, Cassandra Firneno, Robert Klugman, Jennifer Tjia
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify modifiable factors that improve the reliability of ratings of severity of health care-associated harm in clinical practice improvement and research. METHODS: A diverse group of clinicians rated 8 types of adverse events: blood product, device or medical/surgical supply, fall, health care-associated infection, medication, perinatal, pressure ulcer, surgery. We used a generalizability theory framework to estimate the impact of number of raters, rater experience, and rater provider type on reliability...
November 30, 2016: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905670/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-as-a-new-getaway-for-bone-tissue-engineering-a-systematic-review
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Farshid Bastami, Pantea Nazeman, Hamidreza Moslemi, Maryam Rezai Rad, Kazem Sharifi, Arash Khojasteh
OBJECTIVES: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are frequently used for bone regeneration, however, they are limited in quantity. Moreover, their proliferation and differentiation capabilities reduce during cell culture expansion. Potential application of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has been reported as a promising alternative source for bone regeneration. This study aimed to systematically review the available literature on osteogenic potential of iPSCs and to discuss methods applied to enhance their osteogenic potential...
December 1, 2016: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905520/a-parallel-adaboost-backpropagation-neural-network-for-massive-image-dataset-classification
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Jianfang Cao, Lichao Chen, Min Wang, Hao Shi, Yun Tian
Image classification uses computers to simulate human understanding and cognition of images by automatically categorizing images. This study proposes a faster image classification approach that parallelizes the traditional Adaboost-Backpropagation (BP) neural network using the MapReduce parallel programming model. First, we construct a strong classifier by assembling the outputs of 15 BP neural networks (which are individually regarded as weak classifiers) based on the Adaboost algorithm. Second, we design Map and Reduce tasks for both the parallel Adaboost-BP neural network and the feature extraction algorithm...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904996/-methodological-approaches-in-the-development-of-clinical-guidelines
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K Albrecht
Practical guidelines assist the clinical decision-making process in modern medicine. In rheumatology the number of practical guidelines dealing with diagnostics and therapy of rheumatic diseases is also constantly increasing. Methodological standards for guidelines ensure adequate development under consideration of precisely defined structures. Expert recommendations for action (S1) are distinguished from consensus (S2k) or evidence-based (S2e) as well as consensus and evidence-based (S3) guidelines. Levels of evidence categorize available studies by study design...
November 30, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903119/the-learning-curve-in-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-craniopharyngiomas
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Varun R Kshettry, Hyunwoo Do, Khaled Elshazly, Christopher J Farrell, Gurston Nyquist, Marc Rosen, James J Evans
OBJECTIVE There is a paucity of literature regarding the learning curve associated with performing endoscopic endonasal cranial base surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent a learning curve might exist for endoscopic endonasal resection in cases of craniopharyngiomas. METHODS A retrospective review was performed for all endoscopic endonasal craniopharyngioma resections performed at Thomas Jefferson University from 2005 to 2015. To assess for a learning curve effect, patients were divided into an early cohort (2005-2009, n = 20) and a late cohort (2010-2015, n = 23)...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902735/role-of-hepatic-specific-transcription-factors-and-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-during-induction-of-fibroblasts-to-hepatic-fate
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Shima Rastegar-Pouyani, Niusha Khazaei, Ping Wee, Abdulshakour Mohammadnia, Moein Yaqubi
Direct reprogramming using defined sets of transcription factors (TFs) is a recent strategy for generating induced hepatocytes (iHeps) from fibroblasts for use in regenerative medicine and drug development. Comprehensive studies detailing the regulatory role of TFs during this reprogramming process could help increase its efficiency. This study aimed to find the TFs with the greatest influences on the generation of iHeps from fibroblasts, and to further understand their roles in the regulation of the gene expression program...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900789/a-general-approach-to-testing-for-pleiotropy-with-rare-and-common-variants
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Sharon M Lutz, Tasha E Fingerlin, John E Hokanson, Christoph Lange
Through genome-wide association studies, numerous genes have been shown to be associated with multiple phenotypes. To determine the overlap of genetic susceptibility of correlated phenotypes, one can apply multivariate regression or dimension reduction techniques, such as principal components analysis, and test for the association with the principal components of the phenotypes rather than the individual phenotypes. However, as these approaches test whether there is a genetic effect for at least one of the phenotypes, a significant test result does not necessarily imply pleiotropy...
November 30, 2016: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899055/categorical-and-dimensional-approaches-in-the-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-attachment-and-personality-disorders-an-empirical-study
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Marco Chiesa, Antonella Cirasola, Riccardo Williams, Valentina Nassisi, Peter Fonagy
Although several studies have highlighted the relationship between attachment states of mind and personality disorders, their findings have not been consistent, possibly due to the application of the traditional taxonomic classification model of attachment. A more recently developed dimensional classification of attachment representations, including more specific aspects of trauma-related representations, may have advantages. In this study, we compare specific associations and predictive power of the categorical attachment and dimensional models applied to 230 Adult Attachment Interview transcripts obtained from personality disordered and nonpsychiatric subjects...
November 29, 2016: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899030/childhood-vaccine-refusal-and-hesitancy-intentions-in-croatia-insights-from-a-population-based-study
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Anja Repalust, Sandra Šević, Stanko Rihtar, Aleksandar Štulhofer
Considering that programmatic data suggest a recent rise in vaccine refusal in Croatia, this study, first of its kind in Southeast Europe, aimed to estimate the prevalence, and sociodemographic, and sociocultural determinants of childhood vaccine refusal and hesitancy (CVRH) intentions among Croatian adults. Multi-stage stratified population-based survey included 1000 individuals aged 18-88 years (Mage = 47.7, SD = 17.8), of whom 51.7% were women. The outcome, a categorical indicator, distinguished among individuals who would approve vaccinating their children (vaccine accepting), those who would approve some but not all vaccines (vaccine hesitant), and those who would refuse vaccination (vaccine refusing)...
November 29, 2016: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898705/the-role-of-the-amygdala-in-facial-trustworthiness-processing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-fmri-studies
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Sara Santos, Inês Almeida, Bárbara Oliveiros, Miguel Castelo-Branco
BACKGROUND: Faces play a key role in signaling social cues such as signals of trustworthiness. Although several studies identify the amygdala as a core brain region in social cognition, quantitative approaches evaluating its role are scarce. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to assess the role of the amygdala in the processing of facial trustworthiness, by analyzing its amplitude BOLD response polarity to untrustworthy versus trustworthy facial signals under fMRI tasks through a Meta-analysis of effect sizes (MA)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898003/human-pose-estimation-from-monocular-images-a-comprehensive-survey
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Wenjuan Gong, Xuena Zhang, Jordi Gonzàlez, Andrews Sobral, Thierry Bouwmans, Changhe Tu, El-Hadi Zahzah
Human pose estimation refers to the estimation of the location of body parts and how they are connected in an image. Human pose estimation from monocular images has wide applications (e.g., image indexing). Several surveys on human pose estimation can be found in the literature, but they focus on a certain category; for example, model-based approaches or human motion analysis, etc. As far as we know, an overall review of this problem domain has yet to be provided. Furthermore, recent advancements based on deep learning have brought novel algorithms for this problem...
November 25, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896352/high-throughput-metabolomics-approach-reveals-new-mechanistic-insights-for-drug-response-of-phenotypes-of-geniposide-towards-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-by-using-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Tianlei Zhang, Aihua Zhang, Shi Qiu, Hui Sun, Ying Han, Yu Guan, Xijun Wang
Alcohol-induced liver injury (ALD) shows obvious metabolic disorders, categorized by a wide range of metabolite abnormalities. High-throughput metabolomics technology appears to be an appropriate solution. In this study, a urine metabolic profile was assessed using a UPLC-Q-TOF/HDMS (liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry) approach to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of ALD and the therapeutic effect of geniposide. The endogenous low-molecular-weight metabolites in the mouse model of ALD were observed and 48 specific biomarkers were identified...
November 29, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895583/matching-adherence-interventions-to-patient-determinants-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
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REVIEW
Samuel S Allemann, Robby Nieuwlaat, Bart J F van den Bemt, Kurt E Hersberger, Isabelle Arnet
Introduction: Despite much research, interventions to improve medication adherence report disappointing and inconsistent results. Tailored approaches that match interventions and patient determinants of non-adherence were seldom used in clinical trials. The presence of a multitude of theoretical frameworks and models to categorize interventions and patient determinants complicated the development of common categories shared by interventions and determinants. We retrieved potential interventions and patient determinants from published literature on medication adherence, matched them like locks and keys, and categorized them according to the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894365/leishmania-infantum-illness-transmission-profile-and-risk-factors-for-asymptomatic-infection-in-an-endemic-metropolis-in-brazil
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Letícia Helena Dos Santos Marques, Iara Caixeta Marques DA Rocha, Ilka Afonso Reis, Gisele Macedo Rodrigues DA Cunha, Edward Oliveira, Thais Ribeiro Pfeilsticker, Valdelaine Etelvina Miranda DE Araújo, Maria Helena Franco Morais, Ana Rabello, Mariângela Carneiro
To evaluate the distribution of asymptomatic infection by Leishmania infantum in a metropolis in Brazil with different relative risks (RRs) for disease and risk factors associated with the infection, an ecological study was conducted using a Bayesian approach to estimate the RR of human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) based on cases between 2008 and 2011. The areas were categorized and selected according to disease incidence: low (area-1), medium (area-2) and high (area-3). Cross-sectional study enrolling 935 children was used to estimate the prevalence of infection by L...
November 29, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892434/clinicomorphological-spectrum-of-ovarian-cystic-lesions
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R Dhakal, R Makaju, R Bastakoti
Background Ovarian cysts, which present as neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions, are the most common gynaecological cause of hospital admissions. Early diagnosis is difficult due to asymptomatic nature. Clinical, radiological and gross examination alone cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, hence, histopathological examination is important for diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic approach. Objective The objective of the study is to analyze the spectrum of ovarian cystic lesions with their clinico-morphorgical features...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
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