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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437572/nearly-a-decade-long-repeatable-seasonal-diversity-patterns-of-bacterioplankton-communities-in-the-eutrophic-lake-donghu-wuhan-china
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Qingyun Yan, James C Stegen, Yuhe Yu, Ye Deng, Xinghao Li, Shu Wu, LilI Dai, Xiang Zhang, Jinjin Li, Chun Wang, Jiajia Ni, Xuemei Li, Hongjuan Hu, Fanshu Xiao, Weisong Feng, Daliang Ning, Zhili H E, Joy D Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu, Jizhong Zhou
Uncovering which environmental factors govern community diversity patterns and how ecological processes drive community turnover are key questions related to understand the community assembly. However, the ecological mechanisms regulating long-term variations of bacterioplankton communities in lake ecosystems remains poorly understood. Here we present nearly a decade-long study of bacterioplankton communities from the eutrophic Lake Donghu (Wuhan, China) using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing with MiSeq platform...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437353/evaluation-of-the-modern-luque-trolley-construct-for-the-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-using-a-gliding-implant-in-an-immature-animal-model
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Jean A Ouellet, Catherine E Ferland, Karina Klein, Guillaume Racloz, Karina Klein, Henning Richter, Thomas Steffen, Brigitte von Rechenberg
STUDY DESIGN: This was an experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: To determine biological compatibility, stability, and growth potential of the Trolley Gliding Vehicle (TGV) used in a novel surgical technique for guided spinal growth. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Current treatments for early-onset scoliosis maintaining spinal growth consist of posteriorly based spinal constructs requiring repetitive lengthening. Such interventions have a high rate of complications...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436844/probabilistic-elastic-part-model-a-pose-invariant-representation-for-real-world-face-verification
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Haoxiang Li, Gang Hua
Pose variation remains to be a major challenge for real-world face recognition. We approach this problem through a probabilistic elastic part model. We extract local descriptors (e.g., LBP or SIFT) from densely sampled multi-scale image patches. By augmenting each descriptor with its location, a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) is trained to capture the spatial-appearance distribution of the face parts of all face images in the training corpus, namely the probabilistic elastic part (PEP) model. Each mixture component of the GMM is confined to be a spherical Gaussian to balance the influence of the appearance and the location terms, which naturally defines a part...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436842/a-hybrid-image-registration-and-matching-framework-for-real-time-motion-tracking-in-mri-guided-radiotherapy
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Matteo Seregni, Chiara Paganelli, Paul Summers, Massimo Bellomi, Guido Baroni, Marco Riboldi
OBJECTIVE: MRI-guided radiotherapy (MRIgRT) is an emerging treatment technique where anatomical and pathological structures are imaged through integrated MR-radiotherapy units. This work aims (i) at assessing the accuracy of optical-flow based motion tracking in liver cine-MRI sequences and (ii) at testing a MRIgRT workflow combining similarity-based image matching with image registration. METHODS: After an initialization stage, a set of template images is collected and registered to the first frame of the cine-MRI sequence...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436697/liver-track-embolization-after-islet-cell-transplant-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Ron C Gaba, Kenji R Kobayashi, James T Bui, R Peter Lokken, Andrew J Lipnik, Charles E Ray, Jose Oberholzer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of microfibrillar collagen paste with those of gelatin sponge for liver track embolization after islet cell transplants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a single-institution, retrospective study, 37 patients underwent 66 islet cell transplants from January 2005 through October 2015. Transplants were performed with 6-French transhepatic access, systemic anticoagulation, pretransplant and posttransplant portal venous pressure measurement, and image-guided liver track embolization with gelatin sponge (2005-2011) or microfibrillar collagen paste (2012-2015)...
May 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436509/covering-the-optical-spectrum-through-collective-rare-earth-doping-of-nagdf4-nanoparticles-806-and-980-nm-excitation-routes
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A Skripka, R Marin, A Benayas, P Canton, E Hemmer, F Vetrone
Today, at the frontier of biomedical research, the need has been clearly established for integrating disease detection and therapeutic function in one single theranostic system. Light-emitting nanoparticles are being intensively investigated to fulfil this demand, by continuously developing nanoparticle systems simultaneously emitting in both the UV/visible (light-triggered release and activation of drugs) and the near-infrared (imaging and tracking) spectral regions. In this work, rare-earth (RE) doped nanoparticles (RENPs) were synthesized via a thermal decomposition process and spectroscopically investigated as potential candidates as all-in-one optical imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic agents...
April 24, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434846/effect-of-an-automated-tracking-registry-on-the-rate-of-tracking-failure-in-incidental-pulmonary-nodules
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Jonathan Shelver, Chris H Wendt, Melissa McClure, Brian Bell, Angela E Fabbrini, Thomas Rector, Kathryn Rice
OBJECTIVE: Following incidental lung nodules with interval CT scanning is an accepted method to detect early lung cancer, but delayed tracking or failure to track is reported in up to 40% of patients. METHODS: Our institution developed and implemented an automated lung nodule registry tracking system. This system uses a code at the time that a suspicious nodule is discovered to populate the registry. Suspicious nodules were defined as any nodule, solid or ground glass, <3 cm that the radiologist recorded as a potential malignancy or recommended for follow-up imaging...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433866/the-effect-of-vacuum-assisted-socket-suspension-on-prospective-community-based-falls-by-users-of-lower-limb-prostheses
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Noah J Rosenblatt, Tess Ehrhardt
Individuals with lower limb amputation are at increased risk of falling compared to age-matched peers. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of socket suspension on the risk of falling, by comparing prospectively tracked falls between a group of participants that used vacuum assisted socket suspension (VASS) and a group that did not use this system. Fifteen current users of VASS and 12 non-VASS users received an email every two weeks for one year, with a link to an online survey that asked whether they fell (i...
April 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433767/temporal-dynamics-of-human-excreted-pollutants-in-wastewater-treatment-plant-influents-toward-a-better-knowledge-of-mass-load-fluctuations
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Thomas Thiebault, Laëtitia Fougère, Emilie Destandau, Maxime Réty, Jérémy Jacob
The occurrence of 25 drug target residues (illicit drugs or pharmaceutically active compounds) was investigated during 85 consecutive days in the influents of a wastewater treatment plant in the Region Centre-Val de Loire, France. This long tracking period allowed a better understanding of the patterns affecting the occurrence of this type of contaminants. Among them, 2 were never detected (i.e. heroin and amphetamine). Concerning illicit drugs two patterns were found. Cocaine and ecstasy median loads varied considerably between weekdays and weekend days (i...
April 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433519/patients-use-and-evaluation-of-an-online-system-to-annotate-radiology-reports-with-lay-language-definitions
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Tessa S Cook, Seong Cheol Oh, Charles E Kahn
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The increasing availability of personal health portals has made it easier for patients to obtain their imaging results online. However, the radiology report typically is designed to communicate findings and recommendations to the referring clinician, and may contain many terms unfamiliar to lay readers. We sought to evaluate a web-based interface that presented reports of knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) examinations with annotations that included patient-oriented definitions, anatomic illustrations, and hyperlinks to additional information...
April 19, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433388/magnetic-resonance-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-analyses-indicate-heterogeneous-strains-along-human-medial-gastrocnemius-fascicles-caused-by-submaximal-plantar-flexion-activity
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Agah Karakuzu, Uluç Pamuk, Cengizhan Ozturk, Burak Acar, Can A Yucesoy
Sarcomere length changes are central to force production and excursion of skeletal muscle. Previous modeling indicates non-uniformity of that if mechanical interaction of muscle with its surrounding muscular and connective tissues is taken into account. Hence, quantifying length changes along the fascicles of activated human muscle in vivo is crucial, but this is lacking due to technical complexities. Combining magnetic resonance imaging deformation analyses and diffusion tensor imaging tractography, the aim was to test the hypothesis that submaximal plantar flexion activity at 15% MVC causes heterogeneous length changes along the fascicles of human medial gastrocnemius (GM) muscle...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430956/achieving-high-reliability-in-histology-%C3%A2-an-improvement-series-to-reduce-errors
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Yael K Heher, Yigu Chen, Sergey Pyatibrat, Edward Yoon, Jeffrey D Goldsmith, Kenneth E Sands
Objectives: Despite sweeping medical advances in other fields, histology processes have by and large remained constant over the past 175 years. Patient label identification errors are a known liability in the laboratory and can be devastating, resulting in incorrect diagnoses and inappropriate treatment. The objective of this study was to identify vulnerable steps in the histology workflow and reduce the frequency of labeling errors (LEs). Methods: In this 36-month study period, a numerical step key (SK) was developed to capture LEs...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430396/patient-and-caregiver-perspectives-on-decision-support-for-symptom-and-quality-of-life-management-during-cancer-treatment-implications-for-ehealth
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Mary E Cooley, Manan M Nayak, Janet L Abrahm, Ilana M Braun, Michael S Rabin, Jane Brzozowski, Christopher Lathan, Donna L Berry
OBJECTIVES: Adequate symptom and quality-of-life (SQL) management is a priority during cancer treatment. eHealth is a timely way to enhance patient-engagement, facilitate communication and improve health outcomes. The objectives of this study were to describe patient and caregivers' perspectives for providing, processing and managing SQL data to enhance communication and identify desired components for decision support. METHODS: Data were collected from 64 participants through questionnaires and focus groups...
April 21, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429262/movement-of-a-female-polar-bear-ursus-maritimus-in-the-kara-sea-during-the-summer-sea-ice-break-up
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V V Rozhnov, N G Platonov, S V Naidenko, I N Mordvintsev, E A Ivanov
The polar bear movement trajectory in relation to onset date of the sea-ice break-up was studied in the coastal zone of the Taimyr Peninsula, eastern part of the Kara Sea, using as an example a female polar bear tagged by a radio collar with an Argos satellite transmitter. Analysis of the long-term pattern of ice melting and tracking, by means of satellite telemetry, of the female polar bear who followed the ice-edge outgoing in the north-eastern direction (in summer 2012) suggests that direction of the polar bear movement depends precisely on the direction of the sea-ice cover break-up...
January 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429147/docetaxel-related-fatigue-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-descriptive-analysis
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A R T Bergin, E Hovey, A Lloyd, G Marx, P Parente, T Rapke, P de Souza
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating side effect of docetaxel chemotherapy in metastatic prostate cancer. A better understanding of the kinetics and nature of docetaxel-related fatigue may provide a framework for intervention. METHODS: This secondary analysis was performed using the MOTIF database, from a phase III, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of modafinil (200 mg/day for 15 days) for docetaxel-related fatigue in men with metastatic prostate cancer [1]...
April 20, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428999/shear-induced-reversibility-of-2d-colloidal-suspensions-in-the-presence-of-minimal-thermal-noise
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Somayeh Farhadi, Paulo E Arratia
The effects of minimal thermal noise on particle rearrangements in cyclically sheared colloidal suspensions are experimentally investigated using particle tracking methods. Our experimental model system consists of polystyrene microspheres adsorbed at an oil-water interface, in which the particles exhibit small but non-negligible Brownian motion. Experiments are performed on bidisperse (1.0 and 1.2 μm in diameter) systems, which form area fractions of 0.20 and 0.32 at the interface. We first characterize the thermal (Brownian) noise using particle diffusivities at quiescent states, and show that under our experimental flow conditions both systems (0...
April 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428984/a-comparison-of-molecular-typing-methods-applied-to-enterobacter-cloacae-complex-hsp60-sequencing-rep-pcr-and-mlst
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Roberto A Viau, Lee M Kiedrowski, Barry N Kreiswirth, Mark Adams, Federico Perez, Dror Marchaim, Dubert M Guerrero, Keith S Kaye, Latania K Logan, Maria Virginia Villegas, Robert A Bonomo
Molecular typing using repetitive sequenced-based PCR (rep-PCR) and hsp60 sequencing were applied to a collection of diverse Enterobacter cloacae complex isolates. To determine the most practical method for reference laboratories, we analyzed 71 E. cloacae complex isolates from sporadic and outbreak occurrences originating from 4 geographic areas. While rep-PCR was more discriminating, hsp60 sequencing provided a broader and a more objective geographical tracking method similar to multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428912/biomechanical-evaluation-of-carpal-kinematics-during-simulated-wrist-motion
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Helen Stoesser, Clare E Padmore, Masao Nishiwaki, Braden Gammon, G Daniel G Langohr, James A Johnson
Background Flexion and extension of the wrist is achieved primarily at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints. Carpal kinematics have been investigated, although there remains no consensus regarding the relative contribution of each bone to wrist motion. Purpose To determine the kinematics of the scaphoid, lunate, and capitate during unconstrained simulated wrist flexion/extension and to examine the effect of motion direction on the contribution of each bone. Materials and Methods Seven cadaveric upper extremities were tested in a passive wrist simulator with 10N tone loads applied to the wrist flexors/extensors...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428874/population-assessment-using-multivariate-time-series-analysis-a-case-study-of-rockfishes-in-puget-sound
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Nick Tolimieri, Elizabeth E Holmes, Gregory D Williams, Robert Pacunski, Dayv Lowry
Estimating a population's growth rate and year-to-year variance is a key component of population viability analysis (PVA). However, standard PVA methods require time series of counts obtained using consistent survey methods over many years. In addition, it can be difficult to separate observation and process variance, which is critical for PVA. Time-series analysis performed with multivariate autoregressive state-space (MARSS) models is a flexible statistical framework that allows one to address many of these limitations...
April 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426512/technology-in-s-c-assessing-bodyweight-squat-technique-with-wearable-sensors
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Martin A O'Reilly, Darragh F Whelan, Tomas E Ward, Eamonn Delahunt, Brian M Caulfield
Strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches offer expert guidance to help those they work with achieve their personal fitness goals. However it is not always practical to operate under the direct supervision of an S&C coach and consequently individuals are often left training without expert oversight. Recent developments in inertial measurement units (IMUs) and mobile computing platforms have allowed for the possibility of unobtrusive motion tracking systems and the provision of real-time individualised feedback regarding exercise performance...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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