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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731368/computerized-planning-of-prostate-cryosurgery-and-shape-considerations
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Purva Joshi, Anjali Sehrawat, Yoed Rabin
The current study aims to explore possible relationships between various prostate shapes and the difficulty in creating a computer-based plan for cryosurgery. This research effort is a part of an ongoing study to develop computational means in order to improve cryosurgery training and education. This study uses a computerized planner-a key building block of a recently developed prototype for cryosurgery training. The quality of planning is measured by the overall defect volume, a proprietary concept which refers to undercooled areas internal to the target region and overcooled areas external to it...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731267/heuristic-knowledge-based-planning-for-single-isocenter-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-multiple-brain-metastases
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Benjamin P Ziemer, Parag Sanghvi, Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, Kevin L Moore
PURPOSE: Single-isocenter, volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for multiple brain metastases (multi-mets) can deliver highly conformal dose distributions and reduce overall patient treatment time compared to other techniques. However, treatment planning for multi-met cases is highly complex due to variability in numbers and sizes of brain metastases, as well as their relative proximity to organs-at-risk (OARs). The purpose of this study was to automate the VMAT planning of multi-met cases through a knowledge-based planning (KBP) approach that adapts single target SRS dose predictions to multiple target predictions...
July 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730949/eric-acute-stroke-recanalization-a-study-using-predictive-analytics-to-assess-a-new-device-for-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Susanne Siemonsen, Nils D Forkert, Martina Bernhardt, Götz Thomalla, Martin Bendszus, Jens Fiehler
Aim and hypothesis Using a new study design, we investigate whether next-generation mechanical thrombectomy devices improve clinical outcomes in ischemic stroke patients. We hypothesize that this new methodology is superior to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy alone. Methods and design ERic Acute StrokE Recanalization is an investigator-initiated prospective single-arm, multicenter, controlled, open label study to compare the safety and effectiveness of a new recanalization device and distal access catheter in acute ischemic stroke patients with symptoms attributable to acute ischemic stroke and vessel occlusion of the internal cerebral artery or middle cerebral artery...
August 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730267/phantom-based-standardization-of-ct-angiography-images-for-spot-sign-detection
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Andrea Morotti, Javier M Romero, Michael J Jessel, Andrew M Hernandez, Anastasia Vashkevich, Kristin Schwab, Joseph D Burns, Qaisar A Shah, Thomas A Bergman, M Fareed K Suri, Mustapha Ezzeddine, Jawad F Kirmani, Sachin Agarwal, Angela Hays Shapshak, Steven R Messe, Chitra Venkatasubramanian, Katherine Palmieri, Christopher Lewandowski, Tiffany R Chang, Ira Chang, David Z Rose, Wade Smith, Chung Y Hsu, Chun-Lin Liu, Li-Ming Lien, Chen-Yu Hsiao, Toru Iwama, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Christy Cassarly, Steven M Greenberg, Renee' Hebert Martin, Adnan I Qureshi, Jonathan Rosand, John M Boone, Joshua N Goldstein
PURPOSE: The CT angiography (CTA) spot sign is a strong predictor of hematoma expansion in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, CTA parameters vary widely across centers and may negatively impact spot sign accuracy in predicting ICH expansion. We developed a CT iodine calibration phantom that was scanned at different institutions in a large multicenter ICH clinical trial to determine the effect of image standardization on spot sign detection and performance. METHODS: A custom phantom containing known concentrations of iodine was designed and scanned using the stroke CT protocol at each institution...
July 20, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729780/best-practices-for-robotic-surgery-programs
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Stephanie J Estes, David Goldenberg, Joshua S Winder, Ryan M Juza, Jerome R Lyn-Sue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Robotic surgical programs are increasing in number. Efficient methods by which to monitor and evaluate robotic surgery teams are needed. METHODS: Best practices for an academic university medical center were created and instituted in 2009 and continue to the present. These practices have led to programmatic development that has resulted in a process that effectively monitors leadership team members; attending, resident, fellow, and staff training; credentialing; safety metrics; efficiency; and case volume recommendations...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725878/segmentation-of-gliomas-in-pre-operative-and-post-operative-multimodal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-volumes-based-on-a-hybrid-generative-discriminative-framework
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Ke Zeng, Spyridon Bakas, Aristeidis Sotiras, Hamed Akbari, Martin Rozycki, Saima Rathore, Sarthak Pati, Christos Davatzikos
We present an approach for segmenting both low- and high-grade gliomas in multimodal magnetic resonance imaging volumes. The proposed framework is an extension of our previous work [6,7], with an additional component for segmenting post-operative scans. The proposed approach is based on a hybrid generative-discriminative model. Firstly, a generative model based on a joint segmentation-registration framework is used to segment the brain scans into cancerous and healthy tissues. Secondly, a gradient boosting classification scheme is used to refine tumor segmentation based on information from multiple patients...
October 2016: Brainlesion (2016)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724854/improvement-of-pulmonary-function-after-comprehensive-obesity-rehabilitation-program-in-obese-patients
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Tamao Takahashi, Satoru Ebihara, Masahiro Kohzuki
Obesity is a major risk factor of cardiovascular, osteoarthritis, metabolic and pulmonary disorders, and exercise is an efficient method for treating obesity. However, obese patients often complain of dyspnea on exertion, which makes it difficult to continue exercise program. Obesity is also known to have an adverse effect on pulmonary function. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a comprehensive obesity rehabilitation (COR) program on pulmonary function in Japanese patients with morbid obesity...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723311/visual-perceptual-learning-and-models
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Barbara Dosher, Zhong-Lin Lu
Visual perceptual learning through practice or training can significantly improve performance on visual tasks. Originally seen as a manifestation of plasticity in the primary visual cortex, perceptual learning is more readily understood as improvements in the function of brain networks that integrate processes, including sensory representations, decision, attention, and reward, and balance plasticity with system stability. This review considers the primary phenomena of perceptual learning, theories of perceptual learning, and perceptual learning's effect on signal and noise in visual processing and decision...
July 19, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721958/cost-analysis-of-a-simulation-based-training-for-health-workforce-in-india
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Gursimer Jeet, Shankar Prinja, Arun Kumar Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Training of health-care workforce including doctors, staff nurses, and Auxiliary Nurse Midwives using simulation techniques for skill enhancement have been used in a variety of clinical settings to improve the quality of training. India adopted the skills laboratories model for capacity building of health workers in maternal and child health in Bihar state. OBJECTIVE: Current economic evaluation was performed with the objective of assessing the financial and economic cost of implementing skills laboratories...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721122/hypoxic-training-increases-maximal-oxygen-consumption-in-thoroughbred-horses-well-trained-in-normoxia
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Hajime Ohmura, Kazutaka Mukai, Yuji Takahashi, Toshiyuki Takahashi, James H Jones
Hypoxic training is effective for improving athletic performance in humans. It increases maximal oxygen consumption (V̇O2max) more than normoxic training in untrained horses. However, the effects of hypoxic training on well-trained horses are unclear. We measured the effects of hypoxic training on V̇O2max of 5 well-trained horses in which V̇O2max had not increased over 3 consecutive weeks of supramaximal treadmill training in normoxia which was performed twice a week. The horses trained with hypoxia (15% inspired O2) twice a week...
2017: Journal of Equine Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720675/the-effect-of-nebulizer-position-on-aerosolized-epoprostenol-delivery-in-an-adult-lung-model
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Allison C Anderson, Meagan N Dubosky, Kelly A Fiorino, Vanessa Quintana, Carl A Kaplan, David L Vines
BACKGROUND: Aerosolized epoprostenol is an alternative for inhaled nitric oxide in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension and possibly acute hypoxemia. Our objective was to determine differences in drug deposition based on different nebulizer positions in the ventilator circuit, using a vibrating mesh nebulizer. METHODS: An 8.0-mm inner diameter endotracheal tube (ETT) was connected to a training test lung, compliance of 30 mL/cm H2O, with a collecting filter placed at the ETT-test lung junction...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720592/exercise-training-improves-but-does-not-normalize-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-function-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Silmara Gusso, Teresa Pinto, James C Baldi, José G B Derraik, Wayne S Cutfield, Tim Hornung, Paul L Hofman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of 20 weeks of exercise training in aerobic capacity on left ventricular function and glycemic control in adolescents with and without type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-three adolescents with type 1 diabetes (aged 15.6 years) were divided into two groups: exercise training (n = 38) and nontraining (n = 15). Twenty-two healthy adolescents without diabetes (aged 16.7 years) were included and, with the 38 participants with type 1 diabetes, participated in a 20-week exercise-training intervention...
July 18, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719887/anesthetic-management-of-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-crs-hipec-the-importance-of-hydro-electrolytic-and-acid-basic-control
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Fabrício Tavares Mendonça, Marília Moreira Guimarães, Sérgio Honorato de Matos, Rúbia Garcia Dusi
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the intra-operative period is a true challenge to anesthesiologist. CASE REPORT: A 67 years old patient diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the Appendix associated with mucinous carcinomatosis, was submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), under general anesthesia and epidural block...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718848/label-free-high-throughput-holographic-screening-and-enumeration-of-tumor-cells-in-blood
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Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Caroline C Ahrens, Wei Li, Siva A Vanapalli
We introduce inline digital holographic microscopy (in-line DHM) as a label-free technique for detecting tumor cells in blood. The optimized DHM platform fingerprints every cell flowing through a microchannel at 10 000 cells per second, based on three features - size, maximum intensity and mean intensity. To identify tumor cells in a background of blood cells, we developed robust gating criteria using machine-learning approaches. We established classifiers from the features extracted from 100 000-cell training sets consisting of red blood cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717150/a-comparison-of-traditional-and-novel-metrics-to-quantify-resistance-training
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Kieran J Marston, Jeremiah J Peiffer, Michael J Newton, Brendan R Scott
Common estimates of external training intensity for resistance exercise do not incorporate inter-set recovery duration, and might not reflect the overall demands of training. This study aimed to assess novel metrics of exercise density (ED) during resistance exercise, and how these related to a physiological marker of internal training intensity as well as traditional measures of external training intensity and volume. Thirteen males and seven females performed two bouts of resistance exercise focused on developing strength (5 sets of 5 repetitions with 5-repetition maximum; 180 s recovery) and hypertrophy (3 sets of 10 repetitions with 10-repetition maximum; 60 s recovery)...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716562/predictive-factors-for-final-pathologic-ureteral-sections-on-700-radical-cystectomy-specimens-implications-for-intraoperative-frozen-section-decision-making
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Alexandra Masson-Lecomte, Thomas Francois, Dimitri Vordos, Carole Cordonnier, Yves Allory, Francois Desgrandchamps, Alexandre de la Taille, Fabien Saint
PURPOSE: To identify preoperative predictive factors for final ureteral section invasion after radical cystectomy (RC) and to validate significant factors on an external independent cohort. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of all consecutive RC performed for bladder cancer in 2 high-volume institutions. Clinical, pathological, and follow-up data were collected prospectively and reviewed retrospectively. Pathological evaluation was performed by 2 well-trained uropathologists in each center...
July 14, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716046/blood-volume-monitored-regulation-of-ultrafiltration-to-decrease-the-dry-weight-in-fluid-overloaded-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marlies Antlanger, Peter Josten, Michael Kammer, Isabella Exner, Katharina Lorenz-Turnheim, Manfred Eigner, Gernot Paul, Renate Klauser-Braun, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Marcus D Säemann, Manfred Hecking
BACKGROUND: Because chronic fluid volume overload is associated with higher mortality, we tested whether blood-volume monitored regulation of ultrafiltration and dialysate conductivity (UCR) and/or regulation of ultrafiltration and temperature (UTR) would facilitate dry weight reduction, in comparison to conventional dialysis (CONV). METHODS: We carried out a multicenter, 4-week, randomized controlled trial in hemodialysis patients ≥15% above normal extracellular fluid volume (ECV), per bioimpedance spectroscopy, who were randomized 1:1:1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715979/a-serendipitous-scientist
#18
Robert J Lefkowitz
Growing up in a middle-class Jewish home in the Bronx, I had only one professional goal: to become a physician. However, as with most of my Vietnam-era MD colleagues, I found my residency training interrupted by the Doctor Draft in 1968. Some of us who were academically inclined fulfilled this obligation by serving in the US Public Health Service as commissioned officers stationed at the National Institutes of Health. This experience would eventually change the entire trajectory of my career. Here I describe how, over a period of years, I transitioned from the life of a physician to that of a physician scientist; my 50 years of work on cellular receptors; and some miscellaneous thoughts on subjects as varied as Nobel prizes, scientific lineages, mentoring, publishing, and funding...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715886/effects-of-swimming-exercise-on-high-fat-diet-induced-low-bone-mineral-density-and-trabecular-bone-microstructure-in-rats
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Yun-Seok Kang, Sang-Hyun Kim, Jae-Cheol Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of swimming exercise on high-fat diet-induced low bone mineral density (BMD) and trabecular bone microstructure in rats. METHODS: Eight-week-old male Sprague- Dawley (SD) rats were divided into a normal diet group (n = 9) and a high-fat diet group (n = 15). Three rats in each group were sacrificed after 8 weeks of high-fat diet to evaluate the association between high-fat diet and bone health. The other 18 rats were reassigned to 3 groups (normal diet control, NC; high-fat diet control, HC; high-fat diet + Exercise, HEx) for up to another 8 weeks...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715240/the-effect-of-inspiratory-muscle-training-on-respiratory-variables-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
#20
Marlon L Wong, Rachael G Anderson, Kelsey Garcia, Elissa M Housmann, Erin McHale, Gregory S Goldberger, Lawrence P Cahalin
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) presents with both musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory pathophysiological manifestations. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) may be a useful intervention to address deficits in respiratory and functional status. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 25-year-old male with AS initially sought treatment for low back and right hip pain, but 7 weeks of IMT was also provided due to abnormal respiratory performance. OUTCOMES: At baseline, the patient presented with a resting respiratory rate (RR) of 14...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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