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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718041/quality-of-vision-patient-satisfaction-and-long-term-visual-function-after-bilateral-implantation-of-a-low-addition-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Emilio Pedrotti, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Jacopo Bonetto, Christian Demasi, Francesco Aiello, Carlo Nucci, Cesare Mariotti, Giorgio Marchini
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to compare the quality of vision, contrast sensitivity and patient satisfaction with a biaspheric, segmented, rotationally asymmetric IOL (Lentis Comfort LS-313 MF 15-Oculentis GmbH, Berlin, Germany) as opposed to those of a monofocal IOL. METHODS: This prospective single-blind comparative study included two groups of patients affected by bilateral senile cataract who underwent lens extraction and IOL implantation. The first group received a bilateral implantation of a monofocal IOL, and the second group received a bilateral implantation of the Comfort IOL...
July 17, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716695/the-nugget-design-a-modified-segmental-gracilis-free-flap-for-small-sized-defect-reconstruction-on-the-lower-extremity
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M Tremp, C M Oranges, W J Wang, R Wettstein, Y X Zhang, D J Schaefer, D F Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: Little attention has been given to the segmental free gracilis muscle flap supplied by secondary proximal pedicles. We introduce a technical refinement for small-sized three-dimensional defect reconstruction on the foot. METHODS: Between November 2013 and August 2016, three patients with a mean age of 66 years (range 47-70 years) were included. A segmental gracilis free flap supplied by the most proximal secondary pedicle was harvested according to a modified "nugget design" to treat small-sized defects on the lower extremity requiring dead space reconstruction...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715341/an-automatic-detection-system-of-lung-nodule-based-on-multi-group-patch-based-deep-learning-network
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Hongyang Jiang, He Ma, Wei Qian, Mengdi Gao, Yan Li
High-efficiency lung nodule detection dramatically contributes to the risk assessment of lung cancer. It is a significant and challenging task to quickly locate the exact positions of lung nodules. Extensive work has been done by researchers around this domain for approximately two decades. However, previous computer aided detection (CADe) schemes are mostly intricate and time-consuming since they may require more image processing modules, such as the computed tomography (CT) image transformation, the lung nodule segmentation and the feature extraction, to construct a whole CADe system...
July 14, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713347/generic-amplicon-deep-sequencing-to-determine-ilarvirus-species-diversity-in-australian-prunus
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Wycliff M Kinoti, Fiona E Constable, Narelle Nancarrow, Kim M Plummer, Brendan Rodoni
The distribution of Ilarvirus species populations amongst 61 Australian Prunus trees was determined by next generation sequencing (NGS) of amplicons generated using a genus-based generic RT-PCR targeting a conserved region of the Ilarvirus RNA2 component that encodes the RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) gene. Presence of Ilarvirus sequences in each positive sample was further validated by Sanger sequencing of cloned amplicons of regions of each of RNA1, RNA2 and/or RNA3 that were generated by species specific PCRs and by metagenomic NGS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713062/a-prospective-study-on-second-generation-colon-capsule-endoscopy-to-detect-mucosal-lesions-and-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis-with-video
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Hai Yun Shi, Francis Kl Chan, Akira Higashimori, Moe Kyaw, Jessica Yl Ching, Heyson Ch Chan, Joey Ch Chan, Anthony Wh Chan, Kelvin Ly Lam, Raymond Sy Tang, Justin Cy Wu, Joseph Jy Sung, Siew C Ng
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal healing is the goal for ulcerative colitis (UC) therapy, but needs to be confirmed under colonoscopy. Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a noninvasive technique for colon investigation. Our study investigated the accuracy of the second-generation CCE (CCE-2) to assess mucosal lesions and disease activity in UC. METHODS: In this prospective study, CCE-2 and conventional colonoscopy were performed on the same day. CCE-2 reviewers and colonoscopists used Mayo endoscopic subscore (MES) and Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity (UCEIS) to assess disease activity, and were blinded to each other's findings...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711767/fully-automated-subchondral-bone-segmentation-from-knee-mr-images-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Akash Gandhamal, Sanjay Talbar, Suhas Gajre, Ruslan Razak, Ahmad Fadzil M Hani, Dileep Kumar
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) progression can be monitored by measuring changes in the subchondral bone structure such as area and shape from MR images as an imaging biomarker. However, measurements of these minute changes are highly dependent on the accurate segmentation of bone tissue from MR images and it is challenging task due to the complex tissue structure and inadequate image contrast/brightness. In this paper, a fully automated method for segmenting subchondral bone from knee MR images is proposed. Here, the contrast of knee MR images is enhanced using a gray-level S-curve transformation followed by automatic seed point detection using a three-dimensional multi-edge overlapping technique...
July 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710577/detection-of-small-bowel-tumours-with-ct-enteroclysis-using-carbon-dioxide-and-virtual-enteroscopy-a-preliminary-study
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Anthony Dohan, Mourad Boudiaf, Xavier Dray, Elia Samaha, Christophe Cellier, Marine Camus, Clarisse Eveno, Raphael Dautry, Philippe Soyer
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility, tolerance and performance of virtual enteroscopy (VE) using carbon dioxide for small-bowel distension in patients with suspected small-bowel tumours (SBTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: After IRB approval, 17 patients with suspected SBTs were prospectively included. Radiation dose was compared to 34 matched patients (2 for 1) for age, gender and body weight, who had undergone CT-enteroclysis with neutral contrast (CTE)...
July 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708792/can-preoperative-ct-scans-be-used-to-predict-facial-nerve-stimulation-following-ci
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Jonathan L Hatch, Habib G Rizk, Michael W Moore, Elizabeth E Camposeo, Shaun A Nguyen, Paul R Lambert, Ted A Meyer, Theodore R McRackan
OBJECTIVES: 1) To determine the ability of preoperative computed tomography (CT) to predict facial nerve stimulation (FNS) after cochlear implantation (CI). 2) To recognize the limitations of CT in predicting FNS. STUDY DESIGN: Patient control study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic medical center. SUBJECTS: Adult patients with CI from 2003 to 2015. METHODS: Patients with severe FNS (n = 4) were compared with randomly selected CI patients (n = 28)...
July 13, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708731/noncontrast-hybrid-arterial-spin-labeled-imaging-of-the-intracranial-arteries
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Ruth P Lim, Elena Trajcevska, Farah Al Rawi, Dinesh Gooneratne, Windell Ang, Yuliya Perchyonok, Gregory Fitt, Andrew Kemp, Shivraman Giri, Davide Piccini, Amy Brodtmann, Helen Dewey, Ioannis Koktzoglou
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility, image quality (IQ), and accuracy of noncontrast hybrid arterial spin labeling (NoHASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) compared with time of flight (TOF) MRA and contrast-enhanced (CE) MRA in patients with known/suspected cerebrovascular ischemia. METHODS: Thirty inpatients were imaged at 1.5 T. Two neuroradiologists assessed 630 intracranial arterial segments for IQ (1, nondiagnostic; 3, satisfactory for diagnosis; and 5, excellent)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708724/impact-of-ssf-on-diagnostic-performance-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-within-1-heart-beat-in-patients-with-high-heart-rate-using-a-256-row-detector-computed-tomography
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Junfu Liang, Hui Wang, Lei Xu, Li Dong, Zhanming Fan, Rui Wang, Zhonghua Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a motion-correction algorithm on diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) within 1 heart beat in patients with high heart rate (HR) using a 256-row detector CT. METHOD: Sixty-four consecutive patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (symptomatic) and with HR of 75 beats per minute or greater (mean [SD] HR, 82.6 [7.3] beats per minute) undergoing CCTA and invasive coronary angiography within 4 weeks were prospectively enrolled...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708176/lens-free-all-fiber-probe-with-an-optimized-output-beam-for-optical-coherence-tomography
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Zhihua Ding, Jianrong Qiu, Yi Shen, Zhiyan Chen, Wen Bao
A high-efficiency lensless all-fiber probe for optical coherence tomography (OCT) is presented. The probe is composed of a segment of large-core multimode fiber (MMF), a segment of tapered MMF, and a length of single-mode fiber (SMF). A controllable output beam can be designed by a simple adjustment of its probe structure parameters (PSPs), instead of the selection of fibers with different optical parameters. A side-view probe with a diameter of 340 μm and a rigid length of 6.37 mm was fabricated, which provides an effective imaging range of ∼0...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707546/a-computer-aided-diagnosis-cad-scheme-for-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-texture-features
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Valentina Giannini, Simone Mazzetti, Agnese Marmo, Filippo Montemurro, Daniele Regge, Laura Martincich
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether a computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system can predict pathological response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) prior to treatment using texture features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Response to treatment of 44 patients was defined according to the histopatology of resected tumour and extracted axillary nodes in two ways: a) pCR+ (Smith's grade=5) vs pCR- (Smith's grade<5); b) pCRN+ (pCR+ and absence of residual lymph node metastases) vs pCRN-...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705807/augmentation-of-cgmp-pkg-pathway-and-colonic-motility-by-hydrogen-sulfide
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Ancy D Nalli, Sayak Bhattacharya, Hongxia Wang, Derek M Kendig, John R Grider, Karnam S Murthy
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), like nitric oxide (NO), causes smooth muscle relaxation, but unlike NO, does not stimulate soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) activity and generate cGMP. The aim of this study was to investigate the interplay between NO and H2S in colonic smooth muscle. In colonic smooth muscle from rabbit, mouse and human, L-cysteine, substrate of cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), or NaHS, an H2S donor, inhibited phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) activity and augmented the increase in cGMP levels, IP3 receptor phosphorylation at Ser(1756) (measured as a proxy for PKG activation), and muscle relaxation in response to NO donor, s-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), suggesting augmentation of cGMP/PKG pathway by H2S...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704516/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-transverse-sinus-hypoplasia-using-flow-profiles-of-the-internal-jugular-vein
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A-Ching Chao, Ke Han, Feng-Chi Chang, Hung-Yi Hsu, Chih-Ping Chung, Wen-Yung Sheng, Lung Chan, Jiang Wu, Han-Hwa Hu
Accurate diagnosis of subtypes of transverse sinus (TS) hypoplasia requires more expensive methods like magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. We hypothesized ultrasound findings of the internal jugular vein (IJV) can be surrogate indicators for diagnosis of TS hypoplasia. MR images were reviewed in 131 subjects to evaluate TS diameter and the location and degree of venous flow stenosis and obstruction. Ultrasound parameters including the cross-sectional lumen area (CSA), time-average-mean velocity (TAMV), and flow volume (FV) at each IJV segment were also evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704281/the-diagnostic-value-of-3-dimensional-sampling-perfection-with-application-optimized-contrasts-using-different-flip-angle-evolutions-space-mri-in-evaluating-lower-extremity-deep-venous-thrombus
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Gang Wu, Ruyi Xie, Xiaoli Zhang, John Morelli, Xu Yan, Xiaolei Zhu, Xiaoming Li
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging utilizing sampling perfection with application optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolutions (SPACE) in detecting deep venous thrombus (DVT) of the lower extremity and evaluating clot burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board. Ninety-four consecutive patients (42 men, 52 women; age range, 14-87 years; average age, 52...
July 12, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702519/bottom-up-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-mass-spectrometry-data-analysis-and-interpretation
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Kerene A Brown, Derek J Wilson
Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange (HDX) Mass Spectrometry (MS) is a sensitive analytical technique that provides information on protein conformation and dynamics in solution. It is commonly used in the study of protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions and more recently in the pharmaceutical industry for epitope mapping, screening drug candidates and in the comparison of biopharmaceuticals to biosimilars. HDX-MS monitors the exchange of protein backbone hydrogen atoms with deuterium in solution. Recent advancements in HDX automation and data analysis, have taken the emphasis off developing a fundamental understanding of HDX, which is still lacking...
July 13, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700005/fluorescent-test-accurately-predicts-leak-of-ischemic-colon-anastomosis-in-rats
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Laura Moschetti, Tiago Leal Ghezzi, Belisa Gomes Müller, Adriano Basso Dias, Oly Campos Corleta
Purpose: To investigate if fluorescein fluorescent test can predict dehiscence in a model of ischemic colonic anastomosis in rats. Methods: This experimental controlled trial randomly assigned 55 rats to four groups. Anastomoses were performed in non-ischemic colon segments (control group) and in ischemic colon segments measuring 1, 2 or 3 cm long (groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively). Fluorescein was injected and the tissues were examined under ultraviolet light. Seven days later, a second-look surgery was performed to check for the presence or absence of anastomosis dehiscence...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698556/location-sensitive-deep-convolutional-neural-networks-for-segmentation-of-white-matter-hyperintensities
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Mohsen Ghafoorian, Nico Karssemeijer, Tom Heskes, Inge W M van Uden, Clara I Sanchez, Geert Litjens, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Bram van Ginneken, Elena Marchiori, Bram Platel
The anatomical location of imaging features is of crucial importance for accurate diagnosis in many medical tasks. Convolutional neural networks (CNN) have had huge successes in computer vision, but they lack the natural ability to incorporate the anatomical location in their decision making process, hindering success in some medical image analysis tasks. In this paper, to integrate the anatomical location information into the network, we propose several deep CNN architectures that consider multi-scale patches or take explicit location features while training...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698011/clinical-and-morphological-manifestations-of-aniridia-associated-keratopathy-on-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Anna Voskresenskaya, Nadezhda Pozdeyeva, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Yevgeniy Batkov, Aleksandr Shipunov, Boris Gagloev, Rena Zinchenko
PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate clinical and morphological changes in the limbal palisades of Vogt (POV) at different stages of aniridia-associated keratopathy (AAK) and to assess possible utility of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for the visualization of limbal progenitor structures as it correlates to laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) data. METHODS: The study involved 32 patients (59 eyes) with congenital aniridia. AAK stage was defined based on biomicroscopy...
July 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697731/texture-analysis-of-pulmonary-parenchymateous-changes-related-to-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-dogs-a-novel-approach-using-quantitative-methods
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C B Marschner, M Kokla, J M Amigo, E A Rozanski, B Wiinberg, F J McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) in dogs relies on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), but detailed interpretation of CTPA images is demanding for the radiologist and only large vessels may be evaluated. New approaches for better detection of smaller thrombi include dual energy computed tomography (DECT) as well as computer assisted diagnosis (CAD) techniques. The purpose of this study was to investigate the performance of quantitative texture analysis for detecting dogs with PTE using grey-level co-occurrence matrices (GLCM) and multivariate statistical classification analyses...
July 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
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