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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227680/a-mobile-platform-for-automated-screening-of-asthma-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#1
Daniel B Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Daniel B Chamberlain, Rahul Kodgule, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Daniel B Chamberlain, Richard Ribon Fletcher, Rahul Kodgule
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma each represent a large proportion of the global disease burden; COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide and asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, afflicting over 300 million people. Much of this burden is concentrated in the developing world, where patients lack access to physicians trained in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease. As a result, these patients experience high rates of underdiagnosis and misdiagnosis. To address this need, we present a mobile platform capable of screening for Asthma and COPD...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227638/simulation-of-fluid-environment-using-a-robotic-orthosis-on-human-lower-extremity-for-therapeutic-purposes
#2
Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tolga Yuksel, Erhan Ilhan Konukseven, Tayfun Efe Ertop
Rehabilitation under water is a viable physical rehabilitation option, but it has some limitations in terms of adapting to needs of each patient. In addition, its facility requirements are relatively high. Simulating the fluid environment using a robotic system would enable therapists adjust various parameters so that the therapy is tailored to the patient's unique state. Also, using a robotic system instead might be less costly and easily reachable. In this study, human lower extremity movement in fluids is modeled...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227457/evaluation-of-periodic-breathing-in-respiratory-flow-signal-of-elderly-patients-using-svm-and-linear-discriminant-analysis
#3
Sara Argerich, Sergio Herrera, Salvador Benito, Beatriz F Giraldo, Sara Argerich, Sergio Herrera, Salvador Benito, Beatriz F Giraldo, Beatriz F Giraldo, Salvador Benito, Sara Argerich, Sergio Herrera
Aging population is a major concern that is reflected in the increase of chronic diseases. Heart Failure (HF) is one of the most common chronic diseases of elderly people that is punctuated with acute episodes, which result in hospitalization. The periodic modulation of the amplitude of the breathing pattern is proved to be one of the multiple symptoms of an acute episode, and thus, the features extracted from its characterization contribute in the improvement of the first diagnosis of the clinical practice...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227330/changes-in-inhaler-inhalation-acoustic-features-during-induced-bronchoconstriction-a-pilot-study
#4
Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly, Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello, Richard B Reilly, Richard B Reilly, Thomas A McCartan, Terence E Taylor, Imran Sulaiman, Richard W Costello
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease affecting millions of people worldwide, and is consequently a major issue for global health. Exacerbations are acute events involving the worsening of asthma's primary respiratory symptoms and are a major cause of morbidity in asthma patients, largely due to the unpredictability of their onset. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between changes in acoustic features of inhaler inhalations and changes in forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) that occur during a simulated exacerbation, a bronchial challenge test (BCT)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227283/a-method-to-detect-tortuosity-of-vessel-using-non-imaging-ultrasound-approach-in-carotid-structure
#5
Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy, Ravindra B Patil, P Krishnamoorthy
Stroke is a leading cause of functional impairments. The typical screening mechanism is to measure localized Peak Systolic Velocity (PSV) and diagnose impending risk associated with stoke by characterizing the PSV values. However, an accurate measurement of PSV using Doppler ultrasound is affected due to the tortuous nature of carotid artery in elder population group as the angle at which acoustic beam strikes the vessel is over or under estimated resulting in improper measure the blood flow velocity. Hence, the proposed approach estimates the degree of tortuosity of the carotid vessel and includes this as calibration parameter to compute an accurate PSV...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227068/the-impact-of-deformation-of-an-aneurysm-model-under-pulsatile-flow-on-hemodynamic-analysis
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T Kawakami, H Takao, C Ichikawa, K Kamiya, Y Murayama, M Motosuke, T Kawakami, H Takao, C Ichikawa, K Kamiya, Y Murayama, M Motosuke, C Ichikawa, H Takao, K Kamiya, M Motosuke, T Kawakami, Y Murayama
Hemodynamic analysis of cerebral aneurysms has been widely carried out to clarify the mechanisms of their growth and rupture. In several cases, patient-specific aneurysm models made of transparent polymers have been used. Even though periodic changes in aneurysms due to the pulsation of blood flow could be important, the deformation of the model geometry and its effect on hemodynamic evaluation has not been fully investigated. In addition, the fabrication accuracy of aneurysm models has not been evaluated even though it may affect the hemodynamic parameters to be analyzed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226995/a-daytime-obstructive-sleep-apnea-severity-assessment-framework
#7
Lauren Samy, Paul M Macey, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Lauren Samy, Paul M Macey, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Lauren Samy
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep disorder characterized by repeated episodes of complete or partial blockage of the upper airway. These episodes can interfere with sound sleep and have fatal health consequences. They can also reduce the flow of oxygen to vital organs, like the brain, and lead to brain damage. In this paper, we leverage the correlation between brain damage and OSA to design a prediction framework that can assess the severity level of the OSA condition, as well as estimate the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) using only features obtained during wakefulness...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226899/nanoporous-membrane-robustness-stability-in-small-form-factor-microfluidic-filtration-system
#8
Dean G Johnson, Sabrina Pan, Andrew Hayden, James L McGrath, Dean G Johnson, Sabrina Pan, Andrew Hayden, James L McGrath, Andrew Hayden, Sabrina Pan, Dean G Johnson, James L McGrath
The development of wearable hemodialysis (HD) devices that replace center-based HD holds the promise to improve both outcomes and quality-of-life for patients with end-stage-renal disease (ERD). A prerequisite for these devices is the development of highly efficient membranes that can achieve high toxin clearance in small footprints. The ultrathin nanoporous membrane material developed by our group is orders of magnitude more permeable than conventional HD membranes. We report on our progress making a prototype wearable dialysis unit...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226762/the-use-of-a-thermal-camera-and-eulerian-enhancement-in-the-examination-of-pedal-pulse-and-microvascular-health
#9
Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel, Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel, Stephanie L Bennett, Rafik A Goubran, Brendan Bennett, Rebecca A Bennett, Frank Knoefel
Early detection of impaired blood flow and microvascular functioning is important to prevent ulceration in diabetic patients. This paper aims to first determine if thermal video in conjunction with Eulerian Video Magnification (EVM) can be used to find the pedal pulse rate, and reveal patterns indicative of the foot's microvascular health. Thermal video was captured of a healthy adult's foot while a Doppler ultrasound captured pedal pulse. Another thermal video was captured of a patient's heels. These videos were subjected to EVM, areas of interest were defined and the mean intensity signal was calculated temporally, within each defined area...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226737/4d-lung-tumor-segmentation-via-shape-prior-and-motion-cues
#10
Jung Won Cha, Mohammad M Farhangi, Neal Dunlap, Amir Amini, Jung Won Cha, Mohammad M Farhangi, Neal Dunlap, Amir Amini, Jung Won Cha, Amir Amini, Neal Dunlap, Mohammad M Farhangi
Lung tumor segmentation is important for therapy in the radiation treatment of patients with thoracic malignancies. In this paper, we describe a 4D image segmentation method based on graph-cuts optimization, shape prior and optical flow. Due to small size, the location, and low contrast between the tumor and the surrounding tissue, tumor segmentation in 3D+t is challenging. We performed 4D lung tumor segmentation in 5 patients, and in each case compared the results with the expert-delineated lung nodules. In each case, 4D image segmentation took approximately ten minutes on a PC with AMD Phenom II and 32GB of memory for segmenting tumor in five phases of lung CT data...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226721/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
#11
Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Stuart Norris, Brett Cowan, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Kathleen Gilbert, Mark Webster, Alistair Young, Susann Beier, John Cater, John Ormiston
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226688/mitral-valve-annulus-localization-in-3d-echocardiography
#12
Abhishek Tiwari, Kedar A Patwardhan, Abhishek Tiwari, Kedar A Patwardhan, Kedar A Patwardhan, Abhishek Tiwari
The Mitral Valve is a structure on the left side of the human heart that regulates the flow of oxygenated blood into the Left Ventricle and also helps maintain the pressure within the Left Ventricle when the blood gets pumped to the rest of the body from the Left Ventricle. Pathology of the Mitral Valve often manifests through structural changes in the anatomy. Assessment of Mitral Valve pathology as well as determination of specific interventions require quantification of various structures of the Mitral Valve and one of these structures of interest is the Mitral Valve annulus...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226600/analysis-of-magnetoencephalography-signals-from-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-using-granger-causality
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Celia Juan-Cruz, Carlos Gomez, Jesus Poza, Alberto Fernandez, Roberto Hornero, Celia Juan-Cruz, Carlos Gomez, Jesus Poza, Alberto Fernandez, Roberto Hornero, Roberto Hornero, Celia Juan-Cruz, Carlos Gomez, Jesus Poza, Alberto Fernandez
The aim of this study was to analyze resting-state magnetoencephalography (MEG) activity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) by means of Granger Causality (GC), an effective connectivity measure that provides an estimation of the information flow between brain regions. For this task, five minutes of MEG recordings were acquired with a 148-channel whole-head magnetometer from 36 AD patients and 26 healthy controls. Abnormalities in AD connectivity were found in the five typical frequency bands: delta (δ, 1-4 Hz), theta (θ, 4-8 Hz), alpha (α, 8-13 Hz), beta (β, 13-30 Hz), and gamma (γ, 30-65 Hz)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226556/optimization-of-extra-corporeal-enteral-prosthesis-ecep-by-selective-aspiration-of-the-digestive-flow
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J R Nzamushe, J P Sozanski, J De Jonckheere, M Jeanne, R Logier, J R Nzamushe, J P Sozanski, J De Jonckheere, M Jeanne, R Logier, J R Nzamushe, J De Jonckheere, R Logier, M Jeanne, Jp Sozanski
Reinfusion is a medical process which collects digestive flow from a proximal stoma to a distal one, in patient who had a post-operative double enteral stoma. This process avoids the risk of under nutrition and frees the patient from a Total Parenteral Nutrition to offset the digestive loss. Most of the previous ways of reinfusion first collect the digestive flow into a bag before instillation. We developed an ambulatory reinfusion pump (ECEP) which had the advantage to collect the digestive flow directly from the proximal stoma and to pump it to the distal one...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226536/evaluation-of-a-novel-portable-micro-pump-and-infusion-system-for-drug-delivery
#15
Paul Pankhurst, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Paul Pankhurst, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Zahra McGuinness Abdollahi, Paul Pankhurst
In this paper the design, fabrication and experimental results of a novel portable fixed-displacement micro-pump for controlled dosing and timing is described. The new pump is developed especially for high efficiency, high accuracy, ease of use and very low cost for single use drug delivery systems which can overcome many of the deficiencies of current portable pumps. Primary tests have been conducted and the results have demonstrated that the pump has the ability to deliver high performance and accuracy with less than +/-1% error over the whole operating flow rate range of 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226476/ultrasound-characterization-of-interface-oscillation-as-a-proxy-for-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-function
#16
April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, Mahesh B Shenai, Beomseo Koo, Robert D Graham, Matthew D Bird, Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag V Chitnis, April Joy C Aralar
Hydrocephalus, where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) production rate is greater than reabsorption rate, leads to impaired neurological function if left untreated. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are implanted in the brain ventricles to route CSF. VPS systems have a high failure rate, and failure symptoms resemble symptoms of common maladies. The current gold standard for shunt diagnosis, surgical intervention, poses high risk and requires an expensive procedure for patients. Current non-invasive methods lack proper insight to assist physicians...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226474/estimation-of-arterio-venous-access-blood-flow-in-hemodialysis-patients-using-video-image-processing-technique
#17
Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Fansan Zhu, Schantel Williams, Hannah Putnam, Israel Campos, Jie Ma, Camille Johnson, Franz Kappel, Peter Kotanko, Jie Ma, Israel Campos, Peter Kotanko, Schantel Williams, Franz Kappel, Fansan Zhu, Hannah Putnam, Camille Johnson
Assessment of arterio-venous fistula (AVF) blood flow (ABF) is vital in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Currently, no non-invasive and contact-free technique is available to accurately measure ABF in routine clinical practice. In this study, we developed a novel approach using video image processing (VIP) to measure the change in optic flow in the skin. We the tested the hypothesis that the change in optical flow, expressed as the change in pixels between consecutive frames, is related to ABF. We recorded AVF videos in 40 HD patients using a digital camera and processed them by VIP technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226320/impaired-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#18
Didem Didar Balci, Ebru Celik, Sebahat Genc, Muhammet Murat Çelik, Mehmet Ugur Inan
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There is no study on the spirometric pulmonary function testing in patients with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the spirometric parameters in patients with psoriasis and controls. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with psoriasis and 60 sex- and age-matched control subjects were included in this study. Spirometric pulmonary function testing, including percent forced vital capacity (FVC%), percent forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV1%), forced expiratory flow at 25-75% of FVC (FEF25-75%), and FEV1/FVC ratio, was performed in all study subjects...
February 23, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225519/a-cytokine-pattern-that-differentiates-preseroconversion-from-postseroconversion-phases-of-primary-hiv-infection
#19
Lucia Pastor, Erica Parker, Jorge Carrillo, Victor Urrea, Laura Fuente-Soro, Durval Respeito, Chenjerai Jairoce, Inacio Mandomando, Julià Blanco, Denise Naniche
BACKGROUND: During acute HIV infection, HIV actively replicates but seroconversion has not yet occurred. Primary HIV infection (PHI) is characterized by a transient nonspecific febrile illness, a massive inflammatory response, and the progressive appearance of anti-HIV-specific antibodies. In this study, we have identified patterns of inflammatory biomarkers associated with the innate immunological reaction before completion of a full humoral response. METHODS: A symptom-based screening was used to identify acute HIV infection in the Manhiça District Hospital in Mozambique...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225489/immunoregulation-effects-of-different-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-and-toll-like-receptor-signaling-pathways-in-neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#20
Lei Hui, Yi Dai, Zhi Guo, Jiahui Zhang, Fang Zheng, Xiangli Bian, Zhimin Wu, Qin Jiang, Miaomiao Guo, Ke Ma, Jinping Zhang
The aim of the study was to observe cytokine and T-cell-related toll-like-receptor (TLR) changes in intestinal samples of neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis patients.Four necrotic bowels were collected from neonatal NEC patients with gestational ages of 28 to 29 weeks in our hospital, whereas 4 neonatal patients who underwent intestinal atresia surgery served as the controls. Intestinal flora was examined and IL-1, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-17 expressions in resected intestine samples, as well as in isolated gamma delta T (γδT) cells, were analyzed immunohistochemically and via quantitative RT-PCR...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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