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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545151/provenance-based-data-integrity-checking-and-verification-in-cloud-environments
#1
Muhammad Imran, Helmut Hlavacs, Inam Ul Haq, Bilal Jan, Fakhri Alam Khan, Awais Ahmad
Cloud computing is a recent tendency in IT that moves computing and data away from desktop and hand-held devices into large scale processing hubs and data centers respectively. It has been proposed as an effective solution for data outsourcing and on demand computing to control the rising cost of IT setups and management in enterprises. However, with Cloud platforms user's data is moved into remotely located storages such that users lose control over their data. This unique feature of the Cloud is facing many security and privacy challenges which need to be clearly understood and resolved...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544728/index-case-finding-facilitates-identification-and-linkage-to-care-of-children-and-young-adults-living-with-hiv-aids-in-malawi
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Saeed Ahmed, Rachael A Sabelli, Katie Simon, Nora E Rosenberg, Elijah Kavuta, Mwelura Harawa, Spencer Dick, Frank Linzie, Peter N Kazembe, Maria H Kim
OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of a novel index case-finding and linkage-to-care program to identify and link HIV-infected children (1-15 years) and young adults (>15-24 years) to care. METHODS: HIV-infected patients enrolled in HIV services were screened and those who reported untested household members (index cases) were offered home or facility-based HIV testing and counseling (HTC) of their household by a community health worker (CHW). HIV-infected household members identified were enrolled in a follow-up program offering home and facility-based follow-up by CHWs...
May 23, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544679/sima-a-simplified-migration-assay-for-analyzing-neutrophil-migration
#3
Markus Weckmann, Tim Becker, Gyde Nissen, Martin Pech, Matthias V Kopp
In lung inflammation, neutrophils are the first leukocytes migrating to an inflammatory site, eliminating pathogens by multiple mechanisms. The term "migration" describes several stages of neutrophil movement to reach the site of inflammation, of which the passage of the interstitium and basal membrane of the airway are necessary to reach the site of bronchial inflammation. Currently, several methods exist (e.g., Boyden Chamber, under-agarose assay, or microfluidic systems) to assess neutrophil mobility. However, these methods do not allow for parameterization on single cell level, that is, the individual neutrophil pathway analysis is still considered challenging...
May 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543608/evaluation-of-a-state-based-syndromic-surveillance-system-for-the-classification-and-capture-of-non-fatal-occupational-injuries-and-illnesses-in-new-jersey
#4
Marija Borjan, Margaret Lumia
BACKGROUND: This preliminary study evaluates a real-time syndromic surveillance system to track occupationally-related emergency room visits throughout New Jersey. METHODS: Emergency Department (ED) chief complaint fields were evaluated from 79 of 80 hospitals in NJ in 2014, using work-related keywords and ICD-9 E-codes, to determine its ability to capture non-fatal work-related injuries. Sensitivity analysis and descriptive statistics, were used to evaluate and summarize the occupational injuries identified...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542916/spatial-rearrangement-of-purkinje-cell-subsets-forms-the-transverse-and-longitudinal-compartmentalization-in-the-mouse-embryonic-cerebellum
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Suteera Vibulyaseck, Hirofumi Fujita, Yuanjun Luo, Anh Khoa Tran, Arata Oh-Nishi, Yuichi Ono, Shinji Hirano, Izumi Sugihara
Transversely-oriented lobules and longitudinally-arrayed stripes of Purkinje cell subsets subdivide the cerebellar cortex into multiple compartments that are involved in diverse functions. In the mammalian cerebellum, anterior and posterior lobules, which are involved in somatosensorimotor function, show an alternation of aldolase C (zebrin II) -positive and -negative stripes, whereas the central lobules (lobules VIb-VII and crus I), which are implicated in non-motor functions, show a laterally-expanded arrangement solely of aldolase C-positive stripes...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542562/identification-and-characteristics-of-extracellular-vesicles-from-bovine-blastocysts-produced-in-vitro
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Edwin A Mellisho, Alejandra E Velásquez, María J Nuñez, Joel G Cabezas, Juan A Cueto, Claudio Fader, Fidel O Castro, Lleretny Rodríguez-Álvarez
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been identified within different body fluids and cell culture media. However, there is very little information on the secretion of these vesicles during early embryonic development. The aims of this work were first to demonstrate the secretion of extracellular vesicles by pre-implantation bovine embryos and second to identify and characterize the population of EVs secreted by bovine blastocysts during the period from day seven to nine of embryo culture and its correlation with further embryo development up to day 11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542331/the-feasibility-of-endoscopy-ct-image-registration-in-the-head-and-neck-without-prospective-endoscope-tracking
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W Scott Ingram, Jinzhong Yang, Beth M Beadle, Richard Wendt, Arvind Rao, Xin A Wang, Laurence E Court
PURPOSE: Endoscopic examinations are frequently-used procedures for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy, but radiation treatment plans are created on computed tomography (CT) scans. Image registration between endoscopic video and CT could be used to improve treatment planning and analysis of radiation-related normal tissue toxicity. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of endoscopy-CT image registration without prospective physical tracking of the endoscope during the examination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542123/malaria-surveillance-united-states-2014
#8
Kimberly E Mace, Paul M Arguin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. However, malaria is occasionally acquired by persons who have not traveled out of the country through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, laboratory exposure, or local mosquitoborne transmission...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541529/statistical-algorithms-improve-accuracy-of-gene-fusion-detection
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Gillian Hsieh, Rob Bierman, Linda Szabo, Alex Gia Lee, Donald E Freeman, Nathaniel Watson, E Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, Julia Salzman
Gene fusions are known to play critical roles in tumor pathogenesis. Yet, sensitive and specific algorithms to detect gene fusions in cancer do not currently exist. In this paper, we present a new statistical algorithm, MACHETE (Mismatched Alignment CHimEra Tracking Engine), which achieves highly sensitive and specific detection of gene fusions from RNA-Seq data, including the highest Positive Predictive Value (PPV) compared to the current state-of-the-art, as assessed in simulated data. We show that the best performing published algorithms either find large numbers of fusions in negative control data or suffer from low sensitivity detecting known driving fusions in gold standard settings, such as EWSR1-FLI1...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540945/3d-measurement-and-simulation-of-surface-acoustic-wave-driven-fluid-motion-a-comparison
#10
Florian Kiebert, Stefan Wege, Julian Massing, Jörg König, Christian Cierpka, Robert Weser, Hagen Schmidt
The characterisation of the fluid motion induced by the acoustic streaming effect is of paramount interest for novel microfluidic devices based on surface acoustic waves (SAWs), e.g. for a detailed description of the achievable mixing efficiency and thus the design of such devices. Here, we present for the first time a quantitative 3D comparison between experimental measurements and numerical simulations of the acoustic streaming induced fluid flow inside a microchannel originating from a SAW. On the one hand, we performed fully three-dimensional velocity measurements using the astigmatism particle tracking velocimetry...
May 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538762/papillary-muscle-free-strain-in-patients-with-severe-degenerative-and-functional-mitral-regurgitation
#11
Alev Kılıcgedik, Gokhan Kahveci, Ahmet Seyfeddin Gurbuz, Can Yucel Karabay, Ahmet Guler, Suleyman Cagan Efe, Soe Moe Aung, Ugur Arslantas, Serdar Demir, Ibrahim Akin Izgi, Cevat Kirma
Fundamento: The role of papillary muscle function in severe mitral regurgitation with preserved and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and the method of choice to evaluate PM have still been the subjects of controversy. Objectives: To evaluate and compare papillary muscle function in and between patients with severe degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation by using the free strain method. Methods: 64 patients with severe mitral regurgitation - 39 patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR group) and 25 patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (FMR group) - and 30 control subjects (control group) were included in the study...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538723/genomic-epidemiology-reveals-multiple-introductions-of-zika-virus-into-the-united-states
#12
Nathan D Grubaugh, Jason T Ladner, Moritz U G Kraemer, Gytis Dudas, Amanda L Tan, Karthik Gangavarapu, Michael R Wiley, Stephen White, Julien Thézé, Diogo M Magnani, Karla Prieto, Daniel Reyes, Andrea M Bingham, Lauren M Paul, Refugio Robles-Sikisaka, Glenn Oliveira, Darryl Pronty, Carolyn M Barcellona, Hayden C Metsky, Mary Lynn Baniecki, Kayla G Barnes, Bridget Chak, Catherine A Freije, Adrianne Gladden-Young, Andreas Gnirke, Cynthia Luo, Bronwyn MacInnis, Christian B Matranga, Daniel J Park, James Qu, Stephen F Schaffner, Christopher Tomkins-Tinch, Kendra L West, Sarah M Winnicki, Shirlee Wohl, Nathan L Yozwiak, Joshua Quick, Joseph R Fauver, Kamran Khan, Shannon E Brent, Robert C Reiner, Paola N Lichtenberger, Michael J Ricciardi, Varian K Bailey, David I Watkins, Marshall R Cone, Edgar W Kopp, Kelly N Hogan, Andrew C Cannons, Reynald Jean, Andrew J Monaghan, Robert F Garry, Nicholas J Loman, Nuno R Faria, Mario C Porcelli, Chalmers Vasquez, Elyse R Nagle, Derek A T Cummings, Danielle Stanek, Andrew Rambaut, Mariano Sanchez-Lockhart, Pardis C Sabeti, Leah D Gillis, Scott F Michael, Trevor Bedford, Oliver G Pybus, Sharon Isern, Gustavo Palacios, Kristian G Andersen
Zika virus (ZIKV) is causing an unprecedented epidemic linked to severe congenital abnormalities. In July 2016, mosquito-borne ZIKV transmission was reported in the continental United States; since then, hundreds of locally acquired infections have been reported in Florida. To gain insights into the timing, source, and likely route(s) of ZIKV introduction, we tracked the virus from its first detection in Florida by sequencing ZIKV genomes from infected patients and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. We show that at least 4 introductions, but potentially as many as 40, contributed to the outbreak in Florida and that local transmission is likely to have started in the spring of 2016-several months before its initial detection...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538499/expectations-and-experiences-of-follow-up-and-self-care-after-living-kidney-donation-a-focus-group-study
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Karine E Manera, Camilla S Hanson, Jeremy R Chapman, John Kanellis, John Gill, Jonathan C Craig, Steve J Chadban, Germaine Wong, Angelique F Ralph, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Ensuring donor wellbeing warrants ongoing monitoring following living kidney donation. However, there is considerable variability in donor follow up processes, including information provided to donors regarding self-care. Loss to follow up is common, suggesting that the aims and benefits of monitoring and follow up may not be apparent. We aimed to describe the experiences and expectations of living kidney donors regarding follow up and self-care after donation. METHODS: Participants from 3 transplant centers in Australia and Canada participated in 14 focus groups (n=123)...
May 24, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538326/technology-in-strength-and-conditioning-tracking-lower-limb-exercises-with-wearable-sensors
#14
Martin A OʼReilly, Darragh F Whelan, Tomas E Ward, Eamonn Delahunt, Brian Caulfield
O'Reilly, MA, Whelan, DF, Ward, TE, Delahunt, E, and Caulfield, B. Technology in strength and conditioning tracking lower-limb exercises with wearable sensors. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1726-1736, 2017-Strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches offer expert guidance to help those they work with achieve their personal fitness goals. However, because of cost and availability issues, individuals are often left training without expert supervision. 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 individualized feedback regarding exercise performance...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538310/enhancing-digital-video-analysis-of-bar-kinematics-in-weightlifting-a-case-study
#15
Torstein E Dæhlin, Tron Krosshaug, Loren Z F Chiu
Dæhlin, TE, Krosshaug, T, and Chiu, LZF. Enhancing digital video analysis of bar kinematics in weightlifting: a case study. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1592-1600, 2017-Weightlifting technique can be objectively assessed from two-dimensional video recordings. Despite its importance, participants' bar trajectories in research involving the snatch or clean exercises are often not reported, potentially due to the time required to digitize video. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the use of a light-emitting diode (LED)-based marker, digital video, and open-source software to automatically track the bar end during weightlifting exercises...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538110/the-effect-of-individual-movements-and-interventions-on-the-spread-of-influenza-in-long-term-care-facilities
#16
Mehdi Najafi, Marek Laskowski, Pieter T de Boer, Evelyn Williams, Ayman Chit, Seyed M Moghadas
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial influenza poses a serious risk among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs). OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of resident and staff movements and contact patterns on the outcomes of various intervention strategies for influenza control in an LTCF. METHODS: We collected contact frequency data in Canada's largest veterans' LTCF by enroling residents and staff into a study that tracked their movements through wireless tags and signal receivers...
May 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537346/does-length-of-stay-influence-how-patients-rate-their-hospitalization-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#17
Ronald E Delanois, Chukwuweike Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Prem Ramkumar, Nicolas Piuzzi, Ryan Berger, Peter M Bonutti, Arthur L Malkani, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: The reimbursement for medical services by Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has recently changed from fee-for-service to quality-based payments. This is being implemented through the use of patient administered surveys, most commonly Press Ganey. With a recent strive for fast-track total hip arthroplasty (THA), it is important to ascertain whether length-of-stay (LOS) in post-THA patients influences the Press Ganey scores and overall hospital ratings. Therefore, we looked at: 1) Which Press Ganey survey factors affect overall hospital rating in patients who have a short (=2) or longer (>2) length of stay; and 2) whether hospital satisfaction is different between patients who have varied lengths of stay...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535109/intranasal-steroid-use-for-otitis-media-with-effusion-ongoing-opportunities-for-quality-improvement
#18
David E Wang, Derek J Lam, Angela M Bellmunt, Richard M Rosenfeld, Allison K Ikeda, Jennifer J Shin
Objectives Our objectives were (1) to assess patterns of intranasal steroid administration when otitis media with effusion (OME) has been diagnosed in children, (2) to investigate whether usage varies according to visit setting, and (3) to determine if practice gaps are such that quality improvement could be tracked. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis of an administrative database. Subjects and Methods National Ambulatory and Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys, 2005 to 2012; univariate, multivariate, and stratified analyses of intranasal steroid usage were performed...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534135/automated-algorithm-for-counting-microbleeds-in-patients-with-familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Xiaowei Zou, Blaine L Hart, Marc Mabray, Mary R Bartlett, Wei Bian, Jeffrey Nelson, Leslie A Morrison, Charles E McCulloch, Christopher P Hess, Janine M Lupo, Helen Kim
PURPOSE: Familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM) patients present with multiple lesions that can grow both in number and size over time and are reliably detected on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Manual counting of lesions is arduous and subject to high variability. We aimed to develop an automated algorithm for counting CCM microbleeds (lesions <5 mm in diameter) on SWI images. METHODS: Fifty-seven familial CCM type-1 patients were included in this institutional review board-approved study...
May 22, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533393/angular-measurements-of-the-dynein-ring-reveal-a-stepping-mechanism-dependent-on-a-flexible-stalk
#20
Lisa G Lippert, Tali Dadosh, Jodi A Hadden, Vishakha Karnawat, Benjamin T Diroll, Christopher B Murray, Erika L F Holzbaur, Klaus Schulten, Samara L Reck-Peterson, Yale E Goldman
The force-generating mechanism of dynein differs from the force-generating mechanisms of other cytoskeletal motors. To examine the structural dynamics of dynein's stepping mechanism in real time, we used polarized total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy with nanometer accuracy localization to track the orientation and position of single motors. By measuring the polarized emission of individual quantum nanorods coupled to the dynein ring, we determined the angular position of the ring and found that it rotates relative to the microtubule (MT) while walking...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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