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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229607/therapeutic-impact-of-colon-capsule-endoscopy-with-pillcam%C3%A2-colon-2-after-incomplete-standard-colonoscopy-a-spanish-multicenter-study
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Óscar Nogales, Javier García-Lledó, Marisol Luján, David Nicolás, José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Begoña González-Suárez, Francisco Sánchez Ceballos, Ignacio Couto, José Olmedo, Cristina Garfia, Cristina Carretero, Ignacio Fernández Urién, Sarbelio Rodríguez, Matilde Asteinza, Pilar Olivencia, Ángeles Masedo, Miguel Muñoz-Navas, Beatriz Merino, Cecilia González Asanza
INTRODUCTION: Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is an alternative approach for the examination of the colon in patients who refuse colonoscopy or after incomplete colonoscopy (IC). We conducted a study to determine the frequency of complete colonoscopy after IC, the diagnostic yield of CCE, the therapeutic impact of lesions found in CCE, the level of colon cleanliness and the safety of the procedure. METHODS: We performed a prospective, multicenter study involving ten Spanish hospitals...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229550/hair-cortisol-and-adiposity-in-a-population-based-sample-of-2-527-men-and-women-aged-54-to-87-years
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Sarah E Jackson, Clemens Kirschbaum, Andrew Steptoe
OBJECTIVE: Chronic cortisol exposure is hypothesized to contribute to obesity. This study examined associations between hair cortisol concentrations, a novel indicator of long-term cortisol exposure, and adiposity in a large population-based sample. METHODS: Data were from 2,527 men and women aged 54 and older (98% white British) participating in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Hair cortisol concentrations were determined from the scalp-nearest 2 cm hair segment, and height, weight, and waist circumference were objectively measured...
March 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227365/integrated-quantification-based-on-confocal-imaging-cell-crowding-modulates-heterogeneity-in-gpcr-mediated-calcium-oscillation
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Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, S Vennamalla, G Bhure, Ranjana Singh, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, S Vennamalla, G Bhure, Ranjana Singh, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Soumya Jana, Lopamudra Giri, Jophin G Joseph, S Nanda, Ranjana Singh, G Bhure, S Vennamalla
Results from single cell imaging, facilitated by high resolution microscopy, have demonstrated cell-to-cell variability within the same cell population in contexts ranging from cell growth to cell migration. Recent studies suggest that such variability conveys important information about diseased states. However, manual analysis and interpretation of heterogeneous calcium oscillation based on time-lapsed images, as practiced today, is tedious, and essentially infeasible for large datasets. As a practical alternative, we present an integrated platform that includes calcium imaging using confocal microscope, algorithmic cell segmentation, and statistical analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227202/snoring-sound-classification-from-respiratory-signal
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Mehrnaz Shokrollahi, Shumit Saha, Peyman Hadi, Frank Rudzicz, Azadeh Yadollahi, Mehrnaz Shokrollahi, Shumit Saha, Peyman Hadi, Frank Rudzicz, Azadeh Yadollahi, Frank Rudzicz, Mehrnaz Shokrollahi, Azadeh Yadollahi, Peyman Hadi, Shumit Saha
Snoring is common in the general population and the irregularity could lead to the presence of Obstructive sleep apnea. Diagnosis of OSA could therefore be made by snoring sound analysis. However, there is still a shortage of robust methods to automatically detect snoring sounds without the need to calibrate for every individual. In this paper, a novel method based on neural network is proposed to classify breathing sound episodes from snoring and non-snoring sound segments. Our snore detection algorithm was applied to the tracheal sounds of nine individuals with different OSA severities...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227201/can-we-discriminate-between-apnea-and-hypopnea-using-audio-signals
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M Halevi, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, M Halevi, E Dafna, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, A Tarasiuk, Y Zigel, M Halevi, E Dafna
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 14% of the population. OSA is characterized by recurrent apneas and hypopneas during sleep. The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is frequently used as a measure of OSA severity. In the current study, we explored the acoustic characteristics of hypopnea in order to distinguish it from apnea. We hypothesize that we can find audio-based features that can discriminate between apnea, hypopnea and normal breathing events. Whole night audio recordings were performed using a non-contact microphone on 44 subjects, simultaneously with the polysomnography study (PSG)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226832/detection-of-compensatory-balance-responses-using-wearable-electromyography-sensors-for-fall-risk-assessment
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Mina Nouredanesh, Sunil L Kukreja, James Tung, Mina Nouredanesh, Sunil L Kukreja, James Tung, Mina Nouredanesh, Sunil L Kukreja, James Tung
Loss of balance is prevalent in older adults and populations with gait and balance impairments. The present paper aims to develop a method to automatically distinguish compensatory balance responses (CBRs) from normal gait, based on activity patterns of muscles involved in maintaining balance. In this study, subjects were perturbed by lateral pushes while walking and surface electromyography (sEMG) signals were recorded from four muscles in their right leg. To extract sEMG time domain features, several filtering characteristics and segmentation approaches are examined...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226816/neural-representation-of-different-mandarin-tones-in-the-inferior-colliculus-of-the-guinea-pig
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Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Xing Y Fan, Nan Xia, Wen S Hou, Xing Wang, Yi Zhou, Fei Peng, Xiao L Zheng
Mandarin speech has four different tones and the coding mechanism underlying tone identification still remain unclear. Here in the inferior colliculus (IC) of anesthetized guinea pigs, we recorded single neuron activities to one word with four tones using tungsten electrode. Peri-stimulus time histograms (PSTHs) and inter-spike-interval (ISI) were used to evaluate the neural response. The results showed that PSTHs grouped into frequency band reflected the spectrotemporal patterns of different tones; average population PSTHs matched envelops of different tones; and the peaks of histogram of ISIs in three time segments exhibited a displacement which reflected the profile of fundamental frequency (F0)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225426/committee-opinion-no-691-carrier-screening-for-genetic-conditions
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Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing that is performed on an individual who does not have any overt phenotype for a genetic disorder but may have one variant allele within a gene(s) associated with a diagnosis. Information about carrier screening should be provided to every pregnant woman. Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225421/committee-opinion-no-691-summary-carrier-screening-for-genetic-conditions
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Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing that is performed on an individual who does not have any overt phenotype for a genetic disorder but may have one variant allele within a gene(s) associated with a diagnosis. Information about carrier screening should be provided to every pregnant woman. Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222889/pre-cancer-risk-assessment-in-habitual-smokers-from-dic-images-of-oral-exfoliative-cells-using-active-contour-and-svm-analysis
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Susmita Dey, Ripon Sarkar, Kabita Chatterjee, Pallab Datta, Ananya Barui, Santi P Maity
Habitual smokers are known to be at higher risk for developing oral cancer, which is increasing at an alarming rate globally. Conventionally, oral cancer is associated with high mortality rates, although recent reports show the improved survival outcomes by early diagnosis of disease. An effective prediction system which will enable to identify the probability of cancer development amongst the habitual smokers, is thus expected to benefit sizable number of populations. Present work describes a non-invasive, integrated method for early detection of cellular abnormalities based on analysis of different cyto-morphological features of exfoliative oral epithelial cells...
February 9, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222756/proximal-aortic-stiffening-in-turner-patients-may-be-present-before-dilation-can-be-detected-a-segmental-functional-mri-study
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Daniel G H Devos, Katya De Groote, Danilo Babin, Laurent Demulier, Yves Taeymans, Jos J Westenberg, Luc Van Bortel, Patrick Segers, Eric Achten, Jean De Schepper, Ernst Rietzschel
BACKGROUND: To study segmental structural and functional aortic properties in Turner syndrome (TS) patients. Aortic abnormalities contribute to increased morbidity and mortality of women with Turner syndrome. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) allows segmental study of aortic elastic properties. METHOD: We performed Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) and distensibility measurements using CMR of the thoracic and abdominal aorta in 55 TS-patients, aged 13-59y, and in a control population (n = 38;12-58y)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222685/evaluation-of-the-accuracy-of-imputed-sequence-variant-genotypes-and-their-utility-for-causal-variant-detection-in-cattle
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Hubert Pausch, Iona M MacLeod, Ruedi Fries, Reiner Emmerling, Phil J Bowman, Hans D Daetwyler, Michael E Goddard
BACKGROUND: The availability of dense genotypes and whole-genome sequence variants from various sources offers the opportunity to compile large datasets consisting of tens of thousands of individuals with genotypes at millions of polymorphic sites that may enhance the power of genomic analyses. The imputation of missing genotypes ensures that all individuals have genotypes for a shared set of variants. RESULTS: We evaluated the accuracy of imputation from dense genotypes to whole-genome sequence variants in 249 Fleckvieh and 450 Holstein cattle using Minimac and FImpute...
February 21, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222127/unusual-pattern-of-chikungunya-virus-epidemic-in-the-americas-the-panamanian-experience
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Jean-Paul Carrera, Yamilka Díaz, Bernardino Denis, Itza Barahona de Mosca, Dennys Rodriguez, Israel Cedeño, Dimelza Arauz, Publio González, Lizbeth Cerezo, Lourdes Moreno, Lourdes García, Lisseth E Sáenz, María Aneth Atencio, Eddy Rojas-Fermin, Fernando Vizcaino, Nicolas Perez, Brechla Moreno, Sandra López-Vergès, Anayansi Valderrama, Blas Armién
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) typically causes explosive epidemics of fever, rash and polyarthralgia after its introduction into naïve populations. Since its introduction in Panama in May of 2014, few autochthonous cases have been reported; most of them were found within limited outbreaks in Panama City in 2014 and Puerto Obaldia town, near the Caribbean border with Colombia in 2015. In order to confirm that Panama had few CHIKV cases compared with neighboring countries, we perform an epidemiological analysis of chikungunya cases reported from May 2014 to July 2015...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222102/anln-truncation-causes-a-familial-fatal-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-dalmatian-dogs
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Saila Holopainen, Marjo K Hytönen, Pernilla Syrjä, Meharji Arumilli, Anna-Kaisa Järvinen, Minna Rajamäki, Hannes Lohi
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the leading cause of death in critical care medicine. The syndrome is typified by an exaggerated inflammatory response within the lungs. ARDS has been reported in many species, including dogs. We have previously reported a fatal familial juvenile respiratory disease accompanied by occasional unilateral renal aplasia and hydrocephalus, in Dalmatian dogs. The condition with a suggested recessive mode of inheritance resembles acute exacerbation of usual interstitial pneumonia in man...
February 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221991/detecting-clinically-meaningful-shape-clusters-in-medical-image-data-metrics-analysis-for-hierarchical-clustering-applied-to-healthy-and-pathological-aortic-arches
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Jan L Bruse, Maria A Zuluaga, Abbas Khushnood, Kristin McLeod, Hopewell N Ntsinjana, Tain-Yen Hsia, Maxime Sermesant, Xavier Pennec, Andrew M Taylor, Silvia Schievano
OBJECTIVE: Today's growing medical image databases call for novel processing tools to structure the bulk of data and extract clinically relevant information. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering may reveal clusters within anatomical shape data of patient populations as required for modern Precision Medicine strategies. Few studies have applied hierarchical clustering techniques to three-dimensional patient shape data and results depend heavily on the chosen clustering distance metrics and linkage functions...
February 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221174/iga-nephropathy-an-update
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Maria F Soares, Ian S D Roberts
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on recent developments since the publication of the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy and to consider lesions that were not included in the original classification. RECENT FINDINGS: Over 20 validation studies of the Oxford Classification have been published. Tubular atrophy/interstitial fibrosis is consistently the strongest predictor of renal survival, whereas mesangial hypercellularity predicts rate of loss of renal function...
February 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220583/morphometric-analysis-of-prostate-zonal-anatomy-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-the-impact-on-age-related-changes-in-japanese-and-american-populations
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Toru Matsugasumi, Atsuko Fujihara, So Ushijima, Motohiro Kanazawa, Yasuhiro Yamada, Takumi Shiraishi, Fumiya Hongo, Kazumi Kamoi, Koji Okihara, Andre Luis de Castro Abreu, Masakatsu Oishi, Toshitaka Shin, Suzanne Palmer, Inderbir S Gill, Osamu Ukimura
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to reliably evaluate prostate zonal anatomy. Objectives of this study was to evaluate the impact of morphometric MRI analysis of the prostate zonal anatomy on aging, prostatic hypertrophy, and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients from Japan and the USA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 307 men, including Japanese (n=156) and American (n=151) patients, who consecutively underwent 3-Tesla MRI and International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) due to elevated PSA...
February 20, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220142/absence-of-an-n-linked-glycosylation-motif-in-the-glycoprotein-of-the-live-attenuated-argentine-hemorrhagic-fever-vaccine-candid-1-results-in-its-improper-processing-and-reduced-surface-expression
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John T Manning, Alexey V Seregin, Nadezhda E Yun, Takaaki Koma, Cheng Huang, José Barral, Juan C de la Torre, Slobodan Paessler
Junin virus (JUNV), a highly pathogenic New World arenavirus, is the causative agent of Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF). The live-attenuated Candid #1 (Can) strain currently serves as a vaccine for at-risk populations. We have previously shown that the Can glycoprotein (GPC) gene is the primary gene responsible for attenuation in a guinea pig model of AHF. However, the mechanisms through which the GPC contributes to the attenuation of the Can strain remain unknown. A more complete understanding of the mechanisms underlying the attenuation and immunogenicity of the Can strain will potentially allow for the rational design of additional safe and novel vaccines...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220062/anatomical-and-molecular-properties-of-long-descending-propriospinal-neurons-in-mice
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Jamie R Flynn, Victoria L Conn, Kieran A Boyle, David I Hughes, Masahiko Watanabe, Tomoko Velasquez, Martyn D Goulding, Robert J Callister, Brett A Graham
Long descending propriospinal neurons (LDPNs) are interneurons that form direct connections between cervical and lumbar spinal circuits. LDPNs are involved in interlimb coordination and are important mediators of functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). Much of what we know about LDPNs comes from a range of species, however, the increased use of transgenic mouse lines to better define neuronal populations calls for a more complete characterisation of LDPNs in mice. In this study, we examined the cell body location, inhibitory neurotransmitter phenotype, developmental provenance, morphology and synaptic inputs of mouse LDPNs throughout the cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219692/prevention-of-thromboembolic-complications-in-patients-with-superficial-vein-thrombosis-given-rivaroxaban-or-fondaparinux-the-open-label-randomised-non-inferiority-surprise-phase-3b-trial
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Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Sebastian M Schellong, Horst Gerlach, Eberhard Rabe, Jeffrey I Weitz, Katja Jersemann, Kurtulus Sahin, Rupert Bauersachs
BACKGROUND: Superficial-vein thrombosis can lead to deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Rivaroxaban, an oral factor Xa inhibitor, might simplify treatment compared with fondaparinux because it does not require daily subcutaneous injection and is cheaper. We compared efficacy outcomes in patients with superficial-vein thrombosis and additional risk factors given either rivaroxaban or fondaparinux to assess whether rivaroxaban is non-inferior to fondaparinux in the prevention of thromboembolic complications...
February 16, 2017: Lancet Haematology
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