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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779153/intraoperative-stent-segmentation-in-x-ray-fluoroscopy-for-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Katharina Breininger, Shadi Albarqouni, Tanja Kurzendorfer, Marcus Pfister, Markus Kowarschik, Andreas Maier
PURPOSE: Fusion of preoperative data with intraoperative X-ray images has proven the potential to reduce radiation exposure and contrast agent, especially for complex endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). Due to patient movement and introduced devices that deform the vasculature, the fusion can become inaccurate. This is usually detected by comparing the preoperative information with the contrasted vessel. To avoid repeated use of iodine, comparison with an implanted stent can be used to adjust the fusion...
May 19, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779050/proprioceptive-loss-and-the-perception-control-and-learning-of-arm-movements-in-humans-evidence-from-sensory-neuronopathy
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R Chris Miall, Nick M Kitchen, Se-Ho Nam, Hannah Lefumat, Alix G Renault, Kristin Ørstavik, Jonathan D Cole, Fabrice R Sarlegna
It is uncertain how vision and proprioception contribute to adaptation of voluntary arm movements. In normal participants, adaptation to imposed forces is possible with or without vision, suggesting that proprioception is sufficient; in participants with proprioceptive loss (PL), adaptation is possible with visual feedback, suggesting that proprioception is unnecessary. In experiment 1 adaptation to, and retention of, perturbing forces were evaluated in three chronically deafferented participants. They made rapid reaching movements to move a cursor toward a visual target, and a planar robot arm applied orthogonal velocity-dependent forces...
May 19, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778896/formation-and-transformation-of-calcium-phosphate-phases-under-biologically-relevant-conditions-experiments-and-modelling
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Agnese Carino, Christian Ludwig, Antonio Cervellino, Elisabeth Müller, Andrea Testino
The experimental data on calcium phosphates formation were collected in dilute solution at constant pH (7.40) and temperature (37.0 °C) at different levels of ionic strength (IS). The evolution of the solid phase formation is described in detail using a thermodynamic-kinetic model. The thermodynamic model takes into account all relevant chemical species as well as Posner's clusters; the kinetic model, based on the discretized population balance approach, accounts for the solid formation from solution. The experimental data are consistent with an initial formation of dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD, brushite), which dominates the nucleation rate, and its rapid transformation into octacalcium phosphate (OCP) or hydroxyapatite (HA), which dominates the growth rate...
May 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778873/bioanalysis-of-ibrutinib-and-its-dihydrodiol-and-glutathione-cycle-metabolites-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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J J M Rood, P J A Dormans, M J van Haren, J H M Schellens, J H Beijnen, R W Sparidans
Ibrutinib is a targeted covalent inhibitor frequently used for the treatment of various lymphomas. In addition to oxidative metabolism, it is metabolized through glutathione coupling. The quantitative insight into this kind of metabolism is scarce, and tools for quantitation are lacking. The non-oxidative metabolism could prove a more prominent role when oxidative metabolism is impaired. Also, in-vitro studies could over-estimate the effect of CYP450-inhibition. To gain quantitative insight into this relatively unknown biotransformation pathway of the drug we have developed a validated simple, fast and sensitive bio-analytical assay for ibrutinib, dihydrodiol-ibrutinib, and the glutathione, cysteinylglycine and cysteine conjugates of ibrutinib in human plasma...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778786/body-weight-and-breast-cancer-nested-case-control-study-in-southern-brazil
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Natália Luiza Kops, Marina Bessel, Maira Caleffi, Rodrigo Antonini Ribeiro, Eliana Marcia Wendland
BACKGROUND: Current studies have shown that fast weight gain may be more important than body mass index on the incidence of breast cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between body weight and breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a case-control study nested in a cohort of a breast cancer mammography screening program in Southern Brazil. A trained investigator administered a standardized interview to collect sociodemographic and clinical data, and body weight history (weight at menarche, at marriage, at first and last pregnancy, and at menopause)...
April 28, 2018: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778565/effect-of-intermittent-versus-continuous-energy-restriction-on-weight-loss-maintenance-and-cardiometabolic-risk-a-randomized-1-year-trial
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T M Sundfør, M Svendsen, S Tonstad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Long-term adherence to conventional weight-loss diets is limited while intermittent fasting has risen in popularity. We compared the effects of intermittent versus continuous energy restriction on weight loss, maintenance and cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with abdominal obesity and ≥1 additional component of metabolic syndrome. METHODS & RESULTS: In total 112 participants (men [50%] and women [50%]) aged 21-70 years with BMI 30-45 kg/m2 (mean 35...
March 29, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778511/observed-appetite-and-nutrient-intake-three-months-after-icu-discharge
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Lee-Anne S Chapple, Luke M Weinel, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Matthew J Summers, Thu Nguyen, Palash Kar, Kylie Lange, Marianne J Chapman, Adam M Deane
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Oral intake is diminished immediately after ICU discharge, yet factors affecting nutritional intake after hospital discharge have not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to evaluate dietary intake and factors which may influence intake - appetite and gastric emptying - 3-months after ICU discharge. METHODS: Inception cohort study with ICU survivors compared to healthy subjects. Following an overnight fast, all participants consumed a standardized carbohydrate drink, containing 13 C-octanoic acid, to measure gastric emptying...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778448/multi-charged-labeling-of-oligosaccharides-and-n-linked-glycans-by-hexahistidine-based-tags-for-capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-analysis
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Jan Partyka, Jana Krenkova, Richard Cmelik, Frantisek Foret
The labeling by amino acids and peptides was investigated for sensitive and fast analyses of oligosaccharides and N-linked glycans by capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (CE-MS). Peptide tags with a various number of histidine residues were tested for maltooligosaccharide labeling in order to investigate the effect of the size of labels and a number of charges on CE-MS analysis. Nevertheless, the reductive amination labeling of N-linked glycans by a hexahistidine tag resulted in a multiple products formation, therefore a peptide tag was modified by hydrazine functionality in order to perform labeling by hydrazone formation chemistry...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778281/role-of-the-water-drinking-test-in-medically-treated-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients
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H Salcedo, D Arciniega, M Mayorga, L Wu
PURPOSE: The water-drinking test (WDT) has recently re-emerged as a possible way to determine the competency of the trabecular meshwork. We performed a prospective interventional study to test the hypothesis that the WDT could be useful in assessing fluctuations in patients undergoing treatment for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: We included 122 patients; 62 on medical treatment for POAG (n=123 eyes) and 60 controls (n=120 eyes). The study group had been on intraocular pressures (IOP) lowering treatment continuously for at least 3months with stable IOP...
May 16, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778011/bisphenol-a-exposure-through-receipt-handling-and-its-association-with-insulin-resistance-among-female-cashiers
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Inae Lee, Sunmi Kim, Ki-Tae Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Suhyun Park, Hyojin Lee, Yunsun Jeong, Jae-Eun Lim, Hyo-Bang Moon, Kyungho Choi
Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the most widely used chemicals in various consumer products. In thermal papers such as receipts and tickets, BPA is used as a heat-activated developer. Cashiers are therefore suspected to be a vulnerable group of exposure to BPA, but neither contribution of receipt handling to the total body burden of BPA among cashiers, nor related health effects are well characterized. Female cashiers (n = 54) were recruited from seven retail shops of a major supermarket chain in Korea, and urinary levels of BPA and metabolic syndrome (MetS) related biomarkers were measured...
May 16, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777986/predicting-of-the-refractive-index-of-haemoglobin-using-the-hybrid-ga-svr-approach
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Tajudeen A Oyehan, Ibrahim O Alade, Aliyu Bagudu, Kazeem O Sulaiman, Sunday O Olatunji, Tawfik A Saleh
The optical properties of blood play crucial roles in medical diagnostics and treatment, and in the design of new medical devices. Haemoglobin is a vital constituent of the blood whose optical properties affect all of the optical properties of human blood. The refractive index of haemoglobin has been reported to strongly depend on its concentration which is a function of the physiology of biological cells. This makes the refractive index of haemoglobin an essential non-invasive bio-marker of diseases. Unfortunately, the complexity of blood tissue makes it challenging to experimentally measure the refractive index of haemoglobin...
April 30, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777946/screening-method-for-rapid-classification-of-psychoactive-substances-in-illicit-tablets-using-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-and-pls-da
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Leandro S A Pereira, Fernanda L C Lisboa, José Coelho Neto, Frederico N Valladão, Marcelo M Sena
Several new psychoactive substances (NPS) have reached the illegal drug market in recent years, and ecstasy-like tablets are one of the forms affected by this change. Cathinones and tryptamines have increasingly been found in ecstasy-like seized samples as well as other amphetamine type stimulants. A presumptive method for identifying different drugs in seized ecstasy tablets (n=92) using ATR-FTIR (attenuated total reflectance - Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) and PLS-DA (partial least squares discriminant analysis) was developed...
May 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777936/fast-synthesis-of-porous-copper-nanoclusters-for-fluorescence-detection-of-iron-ions-in-water-samples
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Yihong Huang, Hanqiang Zhang, Xiaofen Xu, Jiangcong Zhou, Fenfen Lu, Zhusen Zhang, Zhibiao Hu, Jiangshui Luo
Copper nanoclusters (Cu NCs) have attracted great research interest in recent years owing to its unique physical, electrical and optical properties. Macromolecules have been widely used as templates to synthesize fluorescent Cu NCs. In this study, a simple method for synthesis of albumin chicken egg capped porous copper nanoclusters (p-Cu NCs) was developed for the first time. The obtained p-Cu NCs exhibited intense emission and excitation peaks at 280 nm and 340 nm, respectively. Besides, the p-Cu NCs fluorescence probe could be quenched by Fe3+ ions in aqueous solutions...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777932/application-of-a-surfactant-assisted-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-method-along-with-central-composite-design-for-micro-volume-based-spectrophotometric-determination-of-low-level-of-cr-vi-ions-in-aquatic-samples
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Hamid Reza Sobhi, Efat Azadikhah, Mohammad Behbahani, Ali Esrafili, Mahnaz Ghambarian
A fast, simple, low cost surfactant-assisted dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction method along with central composite design for the determination of low level of Cr(VI) ions in several aquatic samples has been developed. Initially, Cr(VI) ions present in the aqueous sample were readily reacted with 1,5‑diphenylcarbazide (DPC) in acidic medium through complexation. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), as an anionic surfactant, was then employed as an ion-pair agent to convert the cationic complex into the neutral one...
May 9, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777828/mutual-connectivity-analysis-of-resting-state-functional-mri-data-with-local-models
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Adora M DSouza, Anas Z Abidin, Udaysankar Chockanathan, Giovanni Schifitto, Axel Wismüller
Functional connectivity analysis of functional MRI (fMRI) can represent brain networks and reveal insights into interactions amongst different brain regions. However, most connectivity analysis approaches adopted in practice are linear and non-directional. In this paper, we demonstrate the advantage of a data-driven, directed connectivity analysis approach called Mutual Connectivity Analysis using Local Models (MCA-LM) that approximates connectivity by modeling nonlinear dependencies of signal interaction, over more conventionally used approaches, such as Pearson's and partial correlation, Patel's conditional dependence measures, etcetera...
May 16, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777826/quantifying-fast-optical-signal-and-event-related-potential-relationships-during-a-visual-oddball-task
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Nicole Proulx, Ali-Akbar Samadani, Tom Chau
Event-related potentials (ERPs) have previously been used to confirm the existence of the fast optical signal (FOS) but validation methods have mainly been limited to exploring the temporal correspondence of FOS peaks to those of ERPs. The purpose of this study was to systematically quantify the relationship between FOS and ERP responses to a visual oddball task in both time and frequency domains. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG) sensors were co-located over the prefrontal cortex while participants performed a visual oddball task...
May 16, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777704/dietary-mung-bean-protein-reduces-high-fat-diet-induced-weight-gain-by-modulating-host-bile-acid-metabolism-in-a-gut-microbiota-dependent-manner
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Akiho Nakatani, Xuan Li, Junki Miyamoto, Miki Igarashi, Hitoshi Watanabe, Asuka Sutou, Keita Watanabe, Takayasu Motoyama, Nobuhiko Tachibana, Mitsutaka Kohno, Hiroshi Inoue, Ikuo Kimura
The 8-globulin-rich mung bean protein (MPI) suppresses hepatic lipogenesis in rodent models and reduces fasting plasma glucose and insulin levels in obese adults. However, its effects on mitigating high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and the mechanism underlying these effects remain to be elucidated. Herein, we examined the metabolic phenotype, intestinal bile acid (BA) pool, and gut microbiota of conventionally raised (CONV-R) male C57BL/6 mice and germ-free (GF) mice that were randomized to receive either regular HFD or HFD containing mung bean protein isolate (MPI) instead of the dairy protein present in regular HFD...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777597/microdevice-based-solid-phase-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-rapid-detection-of-pathogenic-microorganisms
#18
Quang Nghia Pham, Kieu The Loan Trinh, Seung Won Jung, Nae Yoon Lee
We demonstrate the integration of DNA amplification and detection functionalities developed on a lab-on-a-chip microdevice utilizing solid-phase polymerase chain reaction (SP-PCR) for point-of-need (PON) DNA analyses. First, the polycarbonate microdevice was fabricated by thermal bonding to contain microchambers as reservoirs for performing SP-PCR. Next, the microchambers were subsequently modified with polyethyleneimine and glutaraldehyde for immobilizing amine-modified forward primers. During SP-PCR, the immobilized forward primers and freely diffusing fluorescence-labeled reverse primers cooperated to generate target amplicons, which remained covalently attached to the microchambers for the fluorescence detection...
May 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777520/relationship-of-eating-patterns-and-metabolic-parameters-and-teneligliptin-treatment-interim-results-from-post-marketing-surveillance-in-japanese-type-2-diabetes-patients
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Takashi Kadowaki, Masakazu Haneda, Hiroshi Ito, Kazuyo Sasaki, Sonoe Hiraide, Miyuki Matsukawa, Makoto Ueno
INTRODUCTION: Healthy eating is a critical aspect of the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Disrupted eating patterns can result in poor glucose control and increase the likelihood of diabetic complications. Teneligliptin inhibits dipeptidyl peptidase-4 activity for 24 h and suppresses postprandial hyperglycemia after all three daily meals. This interim analysis of data from the large-scale post-marketing surveillance of teneligliptin (RUBY) in Japan examined eating patterns and their relationship with metabolic parameters and diabetic complications...
May 17, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777477/cardiac-and-gait-rhythms-in-healthy-younger-and-older-adults-during-treadmill-walking-tasks
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Matthew W Wittstein, Joseph M Starobin, Randy J Schmitz, Sandra J Shulz, Francis Jay Haran, Christopher K Rhea
BACKGROUND: Aging and pathology result in changes in the dynamics of several physiological subsystems. Often, these changes are concurrent, altering the dynamics between subsystems. Cardiac and gait rhythms are one example in which patterns change during physical activity. AIMS: The purpose of this research is to simultaneously monitor changes in cardiac and gait rhythms when participants complete various treadmill walking tasks-normal speed, fast speed, and while synchronizing steps with a blinking metronome...
May 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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