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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230907/estrogenic-suppression-of-binge-like-eating-elicited-by-cyclic-food-restriction-and-frustrative-nonreward-stress-in-female-rats
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Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura, Thomas A Lutz, Adele Romano, Mariangela Pucci, Nori Geary, Lori Asarian, Carlo Cifani
Because binge eating and emotional eating vary through the menstrual cycle in human females, we investigated cyclic changes in binge-like eating in female rats and their control by estrogens. Binge-like eating was elicited by three cycles of 4 days of food restriction and 4 days of free feeding followed by a single frustrative nonreward-stress episode (15 min visual and olfactory exposure to a familiar palatable food) immediately before presentation of the palatable food. Intact rats showed binge-like eating during the diestrous and proestrous phases of the ovarian cycle, but not during the estrous (periovulatory) phase...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230526/sensitivity-to-image-recurrence-across-eye-movement-like-image-transitions-through-local-serial-inhibition-in-the-retina
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Vidhyasankar Krishnamoorthy, Michael Weick, Tim Gollisch
Standard models of stimulus encoding in the retina postulate that image presentations activate neurons according to the increase of preferred contrast inside the receptive field. During natural vision, however, images do not arrive in isolation, but follow each other rapidly, separated by sudden gaze shifts. We here report that, contrary to standard models, specific ganglion cells in mouse retina are suppressed after a rapid image transition by changes in visual patterns across the transition, but respond with a distinct spike burst when the same pattern reappears...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230244/topical-anaesthetics-for-pain-control-during-repair-of-dermal-laceration
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Baraa O Tayeb, Anthony Eidelman, Cristy L Eidelman, Ewan D McNicol, Daniel B Carr
BACKGROUND: Topical local anaesthetics provide effective analgesia for patients undergoing numerous superficial procedures, including repair of dermal lacerations. The need for cocaine in topical anaesthetic formulations has been questioned because of concern about adverse effects, thus novel preparations of cocaine-free anaesthetics have been developed. This review was originally published in 2011 and has been updated in 2017. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether benefits of non-invasive topical anaesthetic application occur at the expense of decreased analgesic efficacy...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229892/safety-and-efficacy-of-opicinumab-in-acute-optic-neuritis-renew-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Diego Cadavid, Laura Balcer, Steven Galetta, Orhan Aktas, Tjalf Ziemssen, Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Jette Frederiksen, Mark Skeen, Glenn J Jaffe, Helmut Butzkueven, Focke Ziemssen, Luca Massacesi, Yi Chai, Lei Xu, Stefanie Freeman
BACKGROUND: The human monoclonal antibody opicinumab (BIIB033, anti-LINGO-1) has shown remyelinating activity in preclinical studies. We therefore assessed the safety and tolerability, and efficacy of opicinumab given soon after a first acute optic neuritis episode. METHODS: This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study (RENEW) was done at 33 sites in Australia, Canada, and Europe in participants (aged 18-55 years) with a first unilateral acute optic neuritis episode within 28 days from study baseline...
March 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228835/recurrent-alternate-sided-homonymous-hemianopia-due-to-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-with-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes-melas-a-case-report
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Kristen M Krysko, Arun N E Sundaram
Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) can rarely cause alternate-sided homonymous hemianopia due to stroke-like episodes involving the occipital lobes, as reported in three previously published cases. The authors report an interesting case of a 16-year-old presenting with myoclonic epilepsy due to MELAS with the rare ND3 mitochondrial mutation T10191C, with recurrent alternate-sided homonymous hemianopia. Visual field and corresponding magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings are presented...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228312/a-study-of-coronary-artery-variants-and-anomalies-observed-at-a-tertiary-care-armed-forces-hospital-using-64-slice-mdct
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Akhilesh Rao, Yayati Pimpalwar, Neha Yadu, R K Yadav
BACKGROUND: Isolated coronary artery anomalies are usually clinically silent and mostly detected incidentally during angiography or autopsy. However, few of them may be implicated in cases of sudden cardiac death even in the absence of additional heart abnormalities. Prior knowledge of such variants and anomalies is necessary for planning various interventional procedures. Multiple detector computed tomography coronary angiography has proved a very useful non-invasive modality in this field given its superiority over conventional coronary angiography in providing detailed coronary artery anatomy...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227900/automated-assessment-of-postural-stability-system
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Alessandro Napoli, Christian R Ward, Stephen M Glassd, Carole Tucker, Iyad Obeid, Alessandro Napoli, Christian R Ward, Stephen M Glass, Carole Tucker, Iyad Obeid, Christian R Ward, Carole Tucker, Alessandro Napoli, Iyad Obeid, Stephen M Glass
The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is one of the most commonly used clinical tests to evaluate static postural stability deficits resulting from traumatic brain events and musculoskeletal injury. This test requires a trained operator to visually assess balance and give the subject a performance score based on the number of balance "errors" they committed. Despite being regularly used in several real-world situations, the BESS test is scored by clinician observation and is therefore (a) potentially susceptible to biased and inaccurate test scores and (b) cannot be administered in the absence of a trained provider...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227422/a-probabilistic-framework-based-on-slic-superpixel-and-gaussian-processes-for-segmenting-nerves-in-ultrasound-images
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Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Mauricio A Alvarez, Alvaro A Orozco, Mauricio A Alvarez, Julian Gil Gonzalez, Alvaro A Orozco
We deal with an important problem in the field of anesthesiology known as automatic segmentation of nerve structures depicted in ultrasound images. This is important to aid the experts in anesthesiology, in order to carry out Peripheral Nerve Blocking (PNB). Ultrasound imaging has gained recent interest for performing PNB procedures since it offers a non-invasive visualization of the nerve and the anatomical structures around it. However, the location of these nerves in ultrasound images is a difficult task for the specialist due to the artifacts (i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227351/video-based-depression-detection-using-local-curvelet-binary-patterns-in-pairwise-orthogonal-planes
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Anastasia Pampouchidou, Kostas Marias, Manolis Tsiknakis, Panagiotis Simos, Fan Yang, Guillaume Lemaitre, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Anastasia Pampouchidou, Kostas Marias, Manolis Tsiknakis, Panagiotis Simos, Fan Yang, Guillaume Lemaitre, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Guillaume Lemaitre, Manolis Tsiknakis, Kostas Marias, Anastasia Pampouchidou, Panagiotis Simos, Fan Yang
Depression is an increasingly prevalent mood disorder. This is the reason why the field of computer-based depression assessment has been gaining the attention of the research community during the past couple of years. The present work proposes two algorithms for depression detection, one Frame-based and the second Video-based, both employing Curvelet transform and Local Binary Patterns. The main advantage of these methods is that they have significantly lower computational requirements, as the extracted features are of very low dimensionality...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227062/vision-based-responders-localization-techniques-in-urban-search-and-rescue-scenarios
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Zhuorui Yang, Aura Ganz, Zhuorui Yang, Aura Ganz, Zhuorui Yang, Aura Ganz
In this paper, we introduce a vision-based localization algorithm that can accurately track responders during rescue operations in urban areas that are Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-denied. The proposed algorithm works successfully with the rich visual features of an urban environment and obtains an average localization accuracy of 2.5 ft. In addition, we also provide a 3D representation of the disaster field which reflects the current conditions of the site.
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226729/passive-artifact-behavior-prediction-of-interventional-tools-in-high-field-mri-using-a-0-55t-portable-benchtop-mr-scanner
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H Abadi, J Krug, A Illanes, M Friebe, H Abadi, J Krug, A Illanes, M Friebe, J Krug, M Friebe, A Illanes, H Abadi
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guiding minimally invasive interventions requires surgical devices which on one hand are visible in the MR image but on the other hand do not generate large artifacts, which distort the overall imaging process. Passive markers are one way to visualize devices such as catheters or biopsy needles in MRI. The evaluation of newly developed passive markers usually requires access to high-field MRI scanners (1.5 T and 3 T). This makes the practical evaluation time-consuming and expensive...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226705/non-rigid-mri-ct-registration-for-effective-planning-of-prostate-brachytherapy
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I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis, I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis, I Hamdan, G Dardenne, J Bert, D Visvikis
Prostate brachytherapy is an intraoperative radiotherapy technique for irradiating prostate tumors by placing radioactive sources inside the prostate. CT image is used to calculate a personalized dose distribution (PDD) while the MRI is used to visualize the tumor and the organs at risk. Therefore, a registration of preoperative MRI and CT is essential since it could improve the overall precision of the treatment planning, the placement of radioactive sources inside the prostate as well as the visualization of the dose distribution with respect to the tumor...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226689/patient-movement-compensation-for-3d-echocardiography-fusion
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Abhilash R Hareendranathan, Michelle Hanbidge, Allen He, Michelle Noga, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Abhilash R Hareendranathan, Michelle Hanbidge, Allen He, Michelle Noga, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Allen He, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Michelle Noga, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Michelle Hanbidge, Abhilash R Hareendranathan
Limited field of view (FOV) is a major problem for 3D real-time echocardiography (3DRTE), which results in an incomplete representation of cardiac anatomy. Various image registration techniques have been proposed to improve the field of view in 3DRTE by fusing multiple image volumes. However, these techniques require significant overlap between the individual volumes and rely on high image resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio. Changes in the heart position due to patient movement during image acquisition can also reduce the quality of image fusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224761/temporal-order-judgements-as-a-sensitive-measure-of-the-spatial-bias-in-patients-with-visuospatial-neglect
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Stefan Van der Stigchel, Tanja C W Nijboer
Visuospatial neglect is not a unitary phenomenon, but can be better considered a syndrome, consisting of a multitude of different spatial and non-spatial components. In this study, we used a temporal order judgement (TOJ) test in a large sample of stroke patients (n = 73) to scrutinize the contribution of a spatial bias to the performance on shape cancellation and line bisection tests. In the TOJ test, patients were presented with two elements, one in each visual field, after which the one needed to indicate which of the two elements was presented earlier...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223023/analysis-of-facial-expressions-in-parkinson-s-disease-through-video-based-automatic-methods
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Andrea Bandini, Silvia Orlandi, Hugo Jair Escalante, Fabio Giovannelli, Massimo Cincotta, Carlos A Reyes-Garcia, Paola Vanni, Gaetano Zaccara, Claudia Manfredi
BACKGROUND: The automatic analysis of facial expressions is an evolving field that finds several clinical applications. One of these applications is the study of facial bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease (PD), which is a major motor sign of this neurodegenerative illness. Facial bradykinesia consists in the reduction/loss of facial movements and emotional facial expressions called hypomimia. NEW METHOD: In this work we propose an automatic method for studying facial expressions in PD patients relying on video-based METHODS: 17 Parkinsonian patients and 17 healthy control subjects were asked to show basic facial expressions, upon request of the clinician and after the imitation of a visual cue on a screen...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222415/young-adult-patient-with-headache-fever-and-blurred-vision
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Stavroula A Paschou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Vasiliki Trianti, Stavroula Lyra, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Andreas Seretis, Andromachi Vryonidou
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: This case highlights the fact that acute pituitary apoplexy may be misdiagnosed due to being confused with other entities exhibiting similar symptoms, such as meningitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A patient in his late 30s presented with sudden and severe frontal headache, fever, blurred vision, nausea, confusion, as well as oculomotor palsy (CN III) with partial ptosis of the left eyelid, dilated left pupil and left eye globe deviation inferiorly and laterally...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222289/visual-neuroscience-a-retinal-ganglion-cell-to-report-image-focus
#17
Tom Baden, Frank Schaeffel, Philipp Berens
A recent study describes a mouse neuron projecting from the retina to the brain that exhibits exquisitely high sensitivity to high spatial frequency patterns presented over an unusually large receptive field: could this cell be a (de)focus detector?
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221332/sustained-resolution-of-macular-retinoschisis-after-trabeculectomy-in-a-patient-with-progressive-glaucoma
#18
Rany Woo, Handan Akil, Nicole Koulisis, Lisa C Olmos de Koo, James C H Tan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of a patient with primary open-angle glaucoma in whom macular retinoschisis resolved completely after trabeculectomy consistently lowered intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS: A single case report. RESULTS: We report a case of retinoschisis involving the macula in a patient with primary open-angle glaucoma in the absence of myopic maculopathy, optic nerve anomaly, or x-linked retinoschisis. The patient's glaucoma was associated with progressive visual field loss in the setting of IOP fluctuations related to posture...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221328/retinotopic-fmri-reveals-visual-dysfunction-and-functional-reorganization-in-the-visual-cortex-of-mild-to-moderate-glaucoma-patients
#19
Wei Zhou, Eric R Muir, Kundandeep S Nagi, Steven Chalfin, Pavel Rodriguez, Timothy Q Duong
PURPOSE: To investigate retinotopic functional representation in the visual cortex of mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) participants and age-matched normal volunteers using high-resolution retinotopic blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). METHODS: fMRI was performed on 9 POAG participants (61±11 y old) and 9 age-matched controls (58±5 y old) were studied. A wide-view visual presentation (±55 degrees) was used to evaluate central and peripheral vision...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220378/glaucoma-and-driving-are-we-documenting-driving-status-and-advising-patients-with-glaucoma-appropriately-about-their-driving
#20
Amun Sachdev, Mazen Tahhan, Velota Ching Tak Sung
PURPOSE: Guidelines from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the UK state that patients with bilateral glaucomatous visual field defects must stop driving unless confirmed able to meet minimum visual field requirements. Guidelines from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists state that ophthalmologists must consider driving status in every consultation, provide appropriate information if visual problems may affect driving and document any advice that has been given. The authors aimed to investigate whether in glaucoma clinics: (1) driving status is being documented, (2) appropriate patients have been advised to inform DVLA and (3) there is documentation that this advice was provided...
February 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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