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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229983/establishment-and-application-of-early-risk-stratification-method-for-acute-abdominal-pain-in-adults
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Yu Wang, Hong Zhao, Zhen Zhou, Ci Tian, Hong-Li Xiao, Bao-En Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute abdominal pain is a common symptom of emergency patients. The severity was always evaluated based on physicians' clinical experience. The aim of this study was to establish an early risk stratification method (ERSM) for addressing adults with acute abdominal pain, which would guide physicians to take appropriate and timely measures following the established health-care policies. METHODS: In Cohort 1, the records of 490 patients with acute abdominal pain that developed within the past 72 h were enrolled in this study...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227872/detection-of-different-types-of-noise-in-lung-sounds
#2
A Leal, R Couceiro, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, R Paiva, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, A Leal, R Couceiro, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, R Paiva, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, R Couceiro, P Carvalho, C Teixeira, A Leal, R Paiva, J Henriques, N Maglaveras, I Chouvarda
Lung sound signal processing has proven to be a great improvement to the traditional acoustic interpretation of lung sounds. However, that analysis can be seriously hindered by the presence of different types of noise originated in the acquisition environment or caused by physiological processes. Consequently, the diagnostic accuracy of pulmonary diseases can be severely affected, especially if the implementation of telemonitoring systems is considered. The present study is focused on the implementation of an algorithm able to identify noisy periods, either voluntarily (vocalizations, chest movement and background voices) or involuntarily produced during acquisitions of lung sounds...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227481/identi-wheez-a-device-for-in-home-diagnosis-of-asthma
#3
Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Krithika Ramchander, Ramesh Raskar, Guy Satat, Ramesh Raskar, Krithika Ramchander
Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. In this work, we present a child-friendly wearable device, which allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope) at any location in the lungs volume by sound refocusing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227329/a-lung-sound-classification-system-based-on-the-rational-dilation-wavelet-transform
#4
Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Ipek Sen, Yasemin P Kahya, Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Ipek Sen, Yasemin P Kahya, Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Ipek Sen, Yasemin P Kahya
In this work, a wavelet based classification system that aims to discriminate crackle, normal and wheeze lung sounds is presented. While the previous works related with this problem use constant low Q-factor wavelets, which have limited frequency resolution and can not cope with oscillatory signals, in the proposed system, the Rational Dilation Wavelet Transform, whose Q-factors can be tuned, is employed. Proposed system yields an accuracy of 95 % for crackle, 97 % for wheeze, 93.50 % for normal and 95.17 % for total sound signal types using energy feature subset and proposed approach is superior to conventional low Q-factor wavelet analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227315/resonance-based-respiratory-sound-decomposition-aiming-at-localization-of-crackles-in-noisy-measurements
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Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Yasemin P Kahya, Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Yasemin P Kahya, Sezer Ulukaya, Gorkem Serbes, Yasemin P Kahya
In this work, resonance based decomposition of lung sounds that aims to separate wheeze, crackle and vesicular sounds into three individual channels while automatically localizing crackles for both synthetic and real data is presented. Previous works focus on stationary-non stationary discrimination to separate crackles and vesicular sounds disregarding wheezes which are stationary as compared to crackles. However, wheeze sounds include important cues about the underlying pathology. Using two different threshold methods and synthetic sound generation scenarios in the presence of wheezes, resonance based decomposition performs 89...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227313/detection-of-crackle-events-using-a-multi-feature-approach
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L Mendes, I M Vogiatzis, E Perantoni, E Kaimakamis, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, P Carvalho, R P Paiva, L Mendes, I M Vogiatzis, E Perantoni, E Kaimakamis, I Chouvarda, N Maglaveras, J Henriques, P Carvalho, R P Paiva, I Chouvarda, P Carvalho, L Mendes, E Perantoni, R P Paiva, J Henriques, I M Vogiatzis, N Maglaveras, E Kaimakamis
The automatic detection of adventitious lung sounds is a valuable tool to monitor respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Crackles are adventitious and explosive respiratory sounds that are usually associated with the inflammation or infection of the small bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. In this study a multi-feature approach is proposed for the detection of events, in the frame space, that contain one or more crackles. The performance of thirty-five features was tested. These features include thirty-one features usually used in the context of Music Information Retrieval, a wavelet based feature as well as the Teager energy and the entropy...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227309/an-analysis-of-sounds-for-lungs-with-excessive-water
#7
Kah Jun Hong, Wee Ser, David Chee-Guan Foo, Kah Jun Hong, Wee Ser, David Chee-Guan Foo, Wee Ser, Kah Jun Hong, David Chee-Guan Foo
Excessive lung water occurs when too much water accumulates in the lung, causing breathing difficulty. Current diagnosis methods include X-rays and CT-scans. However, because of their bulk and the need for trained professionals to operate, physicians rely on auscultation for preliminary diagnosis. Recent attempts have been made to automate the auscultation process and some degree of success has been reported. Thus, it would be useful to provide more analysis of such lung sounds. This paper attempts to study the characteristics of breathing sounds from lungs with excessive water and compare them with breathing sounds from healthy lungs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227259/detection-of-patients-considering-observation-frequency-of-continuous-and-discontinuous-adventitious-sounds-in-lung-sounds
#8
Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga, Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga, Naoki Nakamura, Masaru Yamashita, Shoichi Matsunaga
We propose an improved approach for distinguishing between healthy subjects and patients with pulmonary emphysema by the use of one stochastic acoustic model for continuous adventitious sounds and another for discontinuous adventitious sounds. These models are able to represent the spectral features of the adventitious sounds for the detection of abnormal respiration. However, abnormal respiratory sounds with unclassifiable spectral features are present among the continuous and discontinuous adventitious sounds and mixing noises...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227192/acoustic-evaluation-of-pirfenidone-on-patients-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-emphysema-syndrome
#9
Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Tomas Aljama-Corrales, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, Sonia Charleston-Villalobos, Norma Castaneda-Villa, M Mejia-Avila, H Mateos-Toledo
The combined pulmonary fibrosis emphysema syndrome (CPFES) overall has a poor prognosis with a 5-year survival of 35-80%. Consequently, to evaluate possible positive effects on patients of novel agents as pirfenidone is relevant. However, the efficacy of pirfenidone in CPFES patients is still not well-known. In this study we propose an alternative to evaluate the effects of pirfenidone treatment on CPFES patients via acoustic information. Quantitative analysis of discontinuous adventitious lung sounds (DLS), known as crackles, has been promising to detect and characterize diverse pulmonary pathologies...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226619/application-of-semi-supervised-deep-learning-to-lung-sound-analysis
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Daniel Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Daniela Ganelin, Vivek Miglani, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Daniel Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Daniela Ganelin, Vivek Miglani, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Vivek Miglani, Daniel Chamberlain, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Rahul Kodgule, Daniela Ganelin
The analysis of lung sounds, collected through auscultation, is a fundamental component of pulmonary disease diagnostics for primary care and general patient monitoring for telemedicine. Despite advances in computation and algorithms, the goal of automated lung sound identification and classification has remained elusive. Over the past 40 years, published work in this field has demonstrated only limited success in identifying lung sounds, with most published studies using only a small numbers of patients (typically N<;20) and usually limited to a single type of lung sound...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216610/pulmonary-kaposi-sarcoma-with-osseous-metastases-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient-a-remarkable-response-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
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Ahmed Dirweesh, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Shaikh Fawad Hamiz, Nigahus Karabulut
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is known to involve the mucocutaneous tissues and the aero-digestive tracts. In acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, KS has an aggressive course and carries poor prognosis. We present a case of pulmonary KS with osseous metastases as the first presentation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in a young male. The lesions impressively decreased in size and numbers following initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). CASE REPORT A 34-year-old heterosexual male presented with a one month history of cough and 15-20 pound weight loss within six months...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215721/her2-transmembrane-domain-mutations-rare-new-target-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Hirotsugu Notsuda, Penelope A Bradbury, Ming-Sound Tsao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207404/a-noise-reduction-technique-based-on-nonlinear-kernel-function-for-heart-sound-analysis
#13
Ashok Mondal, Ishan Saxena, Hong Tang, Poulami Banerjee
The main difficulty encountered in interpretation of cardiac sound is interference of noise. The contaminated noise obscures the relevant information which are useful for recognition of heart diseases. The unwanted signals are produced mainly by lungs and surrounding environment. In this paper, a novel heart sound de-noising technique has been introduced based on a combined framework of wavelet packet transform (WPT) and singular value decomposition (SVD). The most informative node of wavelet tree is selected on the criteria of mutual information measurement...
February 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192747/biology-and-patterns-of-response-to-egfr-inhibition-in-squamous-cell-cancers-of-the-lung-and-head-neck
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REVIEW
Rosalyn A Juergens, Scott V Bratman, Ming-Sound Tsao, Scott A Laurie, M Sara Kuruvilla, Albiruni R A Razak, Aaron R Hansen
The identification of common molecular aberrations that drive cancer progression has led to targeted therapies that improve treatment efficacy in many tumor types. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have been used to treat both lung and head and neck cancers with squamous cell histology. These tumors often show high EGFR expression and/or increased gene copy number, but low incidence of the activating kinase domain mutations common to adenocarcinomas of the lung. In this manuscript, we review clinical trial data on EGFR-inhibitors in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) of the lung and head and neck (SCCHN), including both efficacy and biomarker analyses...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190505/thoracolumbar-movement-in-sound-horses-trotting-in-straight-lines-in-hand-and-on-the-lunge-and-the-relationship-with-hind-limb-symmetry-or-asymmetry
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L Greve, T Pfau, S Dyson
Equine movement symmetry is changed when turning, which may induce alterations in thoracolumbosacral kinematics; however, this has not previously been investigated. Our objectives were to document thoracolumbar movement in subjectively sound horses comparing straight lines with circles on both reins and to relate these observations to the objectively determined symmetry/asymmetry of hindlimb gait. Fourteen non-lame horses were assessed prospectively in a non-random, cross-sectional survey. The horses were trotted in straight lines and lunged on both reins and inertial sensor data collected at landmarks: withers, T13 and T18, L3, tubera sacrale, and left and right tubera coxae...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187883/enhancement-of-lung-sounds-based-on-empirical-mode-decomposition-and-fourier-transform-algorithm
#16
Ashok Mondal, Poulami Banerjee, Ajay Somkuwar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is always heart sound (HS) signal interfering during the recording of lung sound (LS) signals. This obscures the features of LS signals and creates confusion on pathological states, if any, of the lungs. In this work, a new method is proposed for reduction of heart sound interference which is based on empirical mode decomposition (EMD) technique and prediction algorithm. METHOD: In this approach, first the mixed signal is split into several components in terms of intrinsic mode functions (IMFs)...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152885/creating-an-online-resource-providing-hospital-cancer-surgery-volumes-in-california
#17
Laurence C Baker, Jennifer Malin, Joseph Parker, Merry Holliday-Hanson, Niya Fong, Stephanie Teleki, Lance Lang, Maryann O'Sullivan
: 172 Background: Little evidence is available to help patients and providers, payers and policymakers find the highest-quality hospitals for cancer surgery. We initiated a groundbreaking effort in California ( www.calqualitycare.org ) to publicly report hospital cancer surgery volume data online. METHODS: With financial support from the nonprofit California HealthCare Foundation, we assembled a multidisciplinary team to oversee the project and ensure sound methodology...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130851/doppler-vocal-fremitus
#18
Wesley Fiser, Balakrishna Pai, Srikanth Vallurupalli
A young woman with metastatic breast cancer was found to have a regular spectral Doppler event spanning multiple cardiac cycles and timing to her tachypneic respiratory rate, which suggested an extracardiac source. A chest CT confirmed a large mediastinal mass causing a postobstructive pneumonia. This Doppler signal reflected increased turbulence across the obstructed bronchus due to sound wave conduction through a pulmonary consolidation-a Doppler equivalent of "vocal fremitus" elicited by physical examination of a patient with a lung mass or pneumonia...
January 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116055/the-development-of-an-intermediate-duration-tag-to-characterize-the-diving-behavior-of-large-whales
#19
Bruce R Mate, Ladd M Irvine, Daniel M Palacios
The development of high-resolution archival tag technologies has revolutionized our understanding of diving behavior in marine taxa such as sharks, turtles, and seals during their wide-ranging movements. However, similar applications for large whales have lagged behind due to the difficulty of keeping tags on the animals for extended periods of time. Here, we present a novel configuration of a transdermally attached biologging device called the Advanced Dive Behavior (ADB) tag. The ADB tag contains sensors that record hydrostatic pressure, three-axis accelerometers, magnetometers, water temperature, and light level, all sampled at 1 Hz...
January 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115180/occurrence-and-clinical-significance-of-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus-and-other-endoparasites-in-danish-cats
#20
Alice P Hansen, Line K Skarbye, Lene M Vinther, Jakob L Willesen, Christian B Pipper, Caroline S Olsen, Helena Mejer
Feline endoparasites are highly prevalent worldwide and may cause a variety of clinical signs in infected cats. Prevalence rates are dynamic and there is limited knowledge of the current prevalence in Denmark and the clinical manifestation and significance of especially the lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus. This study investigated the total and local prevalence of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and other endoparasites in Danish cats. The clinical significance of feline aelurostrongylosis was also examined through identification of frequency and severity of selected clinical signs...
January 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
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