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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324925/non-invasive-imaging-of-ventricular-activation-during-pacing-and-arrhythmia-methods-and-validation
#1
Long Yu, Steven Pogwizd, Bin He
Cardiovascular disease continued to be a leading killer world widely. Each year, about 400,000 cases of sudden cardiac arrest are reported in the U.S. alone. Clinically, radio-frequency ablative procedure has become widely applied in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmia. Non-invasive approaches have been demonstrated to be able to provide important information on the arrhythmogenesis and potentially assist in the clinical practice. In this work, we develop and validate a novel temporal sparse based imaging method, Cardiac Electrical Sparse Imaging (CESI)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323979/thyroid-cancer-following-childhood-low-dose-radiation-exposure-a-pooled-analysis-of-nine-cohorts
#2
Jay H Lubin, M Jacob Adams, Roy Shore, Erik Holmberg, Arthur B Schneider, Michael M Hawkins, Leslie L Robison, Peter D Inskip, Marie Lundell, Robert Johansson, Ruth A Kleinerman, Florent de Vathaire, Lena Damber, Siegal Sadetzki, Margaret Tucker, Ritsu Sakata, Lene H S Veiga
Context: The increased use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that involve radiation raises concerns about radiation effects, particularly in children and to the radio-sensitive thyroid gland. Objectives: Evaluation of relative risk (RR) trends for thyroid radiation doses <0.2 gray; evidence of a threshold dose; and possible modifiers of the dose-response, e.g., sex, age at exposure, time since exposure. Design and setting: Pooled data from nine cohort studies of childhood external radiation exposure and thyroid cancer with individualized dose estimates, ≥1,000 irradiated subjects or ≥10 thyroid cancer cases, with data limited to individuals receiving doses <0...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319851/-31-p-dephased-13-c-detected-redor-for-nmr-crystallography-at-natural-isotopic-abundance
#3
Alexander I Greenwood, Mary C Clay, Chad M Rienstra
Typically, the process of NMR-based structure determination relies on accurately measuring a large number of internuclear distances to serve as restraints for simulated annealing calculations. In solids, the rotational-echo double-resonance (REDOR) experiment is a widely used approach to determine heteronuclear dipolar couplings corresponding to distances usually in the range of 1.5-8Å. A challenge in the interpretation of REDOR data is the degeneracy of symmetric subunits in an oligomer or equivalent molecules in a crystal lattice, which produce REDOR trajectories that depend explicitly on two or more distances instead of one...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319639/changes-in-swallowing-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-with-instrumentation-a-presurgical-versus-postsurgical-videofluoroscopic-comparison
#4
Lydia Muss, Janina Wilmskoetter, Kerstin Richter, Constanze Fix, Soenke Stanschus, Tobias Pitzen, Joerg Drumm, Sonja Molfenter
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with anterior instrumentation on swallowing function and physiology as measured on videofluoroscopic swallowing studies. Method: We retrospectively analyzed both functional measures (penetration-aspiration, residue) and physiological/anatomical measures (hyoid excursion, posterior pharyngeal wall thickness) in a series of 17 patients (8 men, 9 women, mean age 54 years)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316119/animal-tracking-meets-migration-genomics-transcriptomic-analysis-of-a-partially-migratory-bird-species
#5
Paolo Franchini, Iker Irisarri, Adam Fudickar, Andreas Schmidt, Axel Meyer, Martin Wikelski, Jesko Partecke
Seasonal migration is a widespread phenomenon, which is found in many different lineages of animals. This spectacular behaviour allows animals to avoid seasonally adverse environmental conditions to exploit more favourable habitats. Migration has been intensively studied in birds, which display astonishing variation in migration strategies, thus providing a powerful system for studying the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape migratory behaviour. Despite intensive research, the genetic basis of migration remains largely unknown...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316028/improved-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-glioblastoma-cancer-using-novel-68-ga-labeled-peptides-targeting-the-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-upar
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Mathias Dyrberg Loft, Yao Sun, Changhao Liu, Camilla Christensen, Daijuan Huang, Andreas Kjaer, Zhen Cheng
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) is overexpressed in several cancers including glioblastoma (GBM) and is an established biomarker for metastatic potential. The uPAR-targeting peptide AE105-NH2 (Ac-Asp-Cha-Phe-(D)Ser-(D)Arg-Tyr-Leu-Trp-Ser-CONH2) is a promising candidate for non-invasive positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of uPAR. Despite the optimal physical properties of (68)Ga for peptide-based PET imaging, low tumor uptakes have previously been reported using (68)Ga-labeled AE105-NH2-based tracers...
March 18, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315999/artesunate-protects-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-tlr4-expression-and-inducing-nrf2-activation
#7
Deli Zhao, Jinling Zhang, Guangquan Xu, Qiushi Wang
Artesunate, a derivative of artemisinin, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory property. However, few studies showed the protective effects of artesunate on lung injury. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of artesunate on LPS-induced lung injury in mice. The mice were treated with artesunate 1 h before or after LPS treatment. The effects of artesunate on lung MPO activity and malondialdehyde (MDA) content were detected. The lung wet/dry radio and the numbers of inflammatory cells in BALF were also measured...
March 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315948/-18f-fmiso-pet-study-of-hypoxia-in-gliomas-before-surgery-correlation-with-molecular-markers-of-hypoxia-and-angiogenesis
#8
Lien Bekaert, Samuel Valable, Emmanuèle Lechapt-Zalcman, Keven Ponte, Solène Collet, Jean-Marc Constans, Guénaëlle Levallet, Karim Bordji, Edwige Petit, Pierre Branger, Evelyne Emery, Alain Manrique, Louisa Barré, Myriam Bernaudin, Jean-Sébastien Guillamo
PURPOSE: Hypoxia in gliomas is associated with tumor resistance to radio- and chemotherapy. However, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of hypoxia remains challenging, and the validation of biological markers is, therefore, of great importance. We investigated the relationship between uptake of the PET hypoxia tracer [18F]-FMISO and other markers of hypoxia and angiogenesis and with patient survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective single center clinical study, 33 glioma patients (grade IV: n = 24, III: n = 3, and II: n = 6) underwent [18F]-FMISO PET and MRI including relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) maps before surgery...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315910/effect-of-selenium-supplementation-for-protection-of-salivary-glands-from-iodine-131-radiation-damage-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#9
Haiyoung Son, Sang Mi Lee, Ra Gyoung Yoon, Hakmin Lee, Ilkyun Lee, Soon Kim, Woong Youn Chung, Jeong Won Lee
OBJECTIVE: In the current study, we examined whether selenium supplementation during iodine-131 ((131)I) treatment had a radio-protective effect on salivary glands. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with differentiated thyroid cancer were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients after total thyroidectomy, before (131)I treatment, were divided into two groups; 8 patients in the selenium group and 8 patients in the control group. Patients in the selenium group received 300νg of selenium orally for 10 days, from 3 days before to 6 days after (131)I treatment...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306286/speed-of-gravitational-waves-from-strongly-lensed-gravitational-waves-and-electromagnetic-signals
#10
Xi-Long Fan, Kai Liao, Marek Biesiada, Aleksandra Piórkowska-Kurpas, Zong-Hong Zhu
We propose a new model-independent measurement strategy for the propagation speed of gravitational waves (GWs) based on strongly lensed GWs and their electromagnetic (EM) counterparts. This can be done in two ways: by comparing arrival times of GWs and their EM counterparts and by comparing the time delays between images seen in GWs and their EM counterparts. The lensed GW-EM event is perhaps the best way to identify an EM counterpart. Conceptually, this method does not rely on any specific theory of massive gravitons or modified gravity...
March 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303432/network-coded-cooperative-communication-in-a-real-time-wireless-hospital-sensor-network
#11
R Prakash, A Balaji Ganesh, Somu Sivabalan
The paper presents a network coded cooperative communication (NC-CC) enabled wireless hospital sensor network architecture for monitoring health as well as postural activities of a patient. A wearable device, referred as a smartband is interfaced with pulse rate, body temperature sensors and an accelerometer along with wireless protocol services, such as Bluetooth and Radio-Frequency transceiver and Wi-Fi. The energy efficiency of wearable device is improved by embedding a linear acceleration based transmission duty cycling algorithm (NC-DRDC)...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303393/effective-nut-dispersal-by-magpies-pica-pica-l-in-a-mediterranean-agroecosystem
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Jorge Castro, Mercedes Molina-Morales, Alexandro B Leverkus, Loreto Martínez-Baroja, Lorenzo Pérez-Camacho, Pedro Villar-Salvador, Salvador Rebollo, José M Rey-Benayas
Scatter-hoarding animals such as corvids play a crucial role in the dispersal of nut-producing tree species. This interaction is well known for some corvids, but remains elusive for other species such as the magpie (Pica pica), an abundant corvid in agroecosystems and open landscapes of the Palearctic region. In addition, the establishment of the individual dispersed seeds-a prerequisite for determining seed-dispersal effectiveness-has never before been documented for the interaction between corvids and nut-producing trees...
March 16, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303035/a-compact-high-power-capable-and-tunable-high-directivity-microstrip-coupler
#13
Sung-Min Sohn, Anand Gopinath, John Thomas Vaughan
A coupler is an indispensable component to sample the forward and reflected power for the real-time radio frequency (RF) power monitoring system. The directivity of a coupler is a critical factor to achieve accurate RF power measurements. This paper proposes a microstrip coupler with a tunable high directivity circuit to accurately measure the reflected RF power. The directivity tuner composed of passive components adjusts phase and amplitude of the coupled RF signal, and cancel out the leakage signal from the RF input port at the coupled reflection port...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301260/cancer-targeting-potential-of-99m-tc-finasteride-in-experimental-model-of-prostate-carcinogenesis
#14
Gowsia Jan, Neelima D Passi, Devinder Kumar Dhawan, Vijayta Dani Chadha
This study aimed to radiolabel finasteride, a novel 5α-reductase inhibitor, to evaluate its cancer targeting potential in experimental model of prostate carcinogenesis. Finasteride was effectively radiolabeled with (99m)Tc and showed >90% labeling efficiency. The radiopharmaceutical was found to be stable up to 6 hours in rat serum at 37°C. The blood kinetics of the (99m)Tc-finasteride followed a biphasic release pattern, whereby fast-release phase was observed at 15 seconds and a slow-release phase was observed after 30 minutes of administration...
March 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301088/survival-benefit-of-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-peritoneal-metastasis-a-retrospective-study-in-a-single-institution
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Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Kentaro Inoue, Yuki Hashimoto, Yoichi Matsui, Masanori Kon
PURPOSE: We evaluated the clinical efficacy of intravenous (i.v.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) paclitaxel (PTX) combined with S-1 in patients with chemotherapy-naïve pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) with peritoneal metastasis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients were diagnosed with peritoneal metastasis during 2007-2014; 29 received gemcitabine or S-1 based chemo(radio)therapy from 2007-11 (control group), and the remaining 20 received i.v. (50 mg/m(2) ) and i.p...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300828/ncaph-plays-important-roles-in-human-colon-cancer
#16
Liang Yin, Li-Ping Jiang, Qiu-Shuo Shen, Qiu-Xia Xiong, Xiao Zhuo, Long-Long Zhang, Hai-Jing Yu, Xiang Guo, Ying Luo, Jian Dong, Qing-Peng Kong, Cui-Ping Yang, Yong-Bin Chen
Colon cancer (CC) is one of the major malignancies worldwide, whose pathogenesis is complex and requires the accumulated alteration of multiple genes and signaling pathways. Condensins are multi-protein complexes that play pivotal roles in chromosome assembly and segregation during mitosis, meiosis and even tumorigenesis. Using tissue microarrays by immunohistochemistry and hematoxylin-eosin staining, we found that non-SMC condensin I complex subunit H (NCAPH) in colon cancerous tissues was higher than that in all corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300763/joint-resource-allocation-of-spectrum-sensing-and-energy-harvesting-in-an-energy-harvesting-based-cognitive-sensor-network
#17
Xin Liu, Weidang Lu, Liang Ye, Feng Li, Deyue Zou
The cognitive sensor (CS) can transmit data to the control center in the same spectrum that is licensed to the primary user (PU) when the absence of the PU is detected by spectrum sensing. However, the battery energy of the CS is limited due to its small size, deployment in atrocious environments and long-term working. In this paper, an energy-harvesting-based CS is described, which senses the PU together with collecting the radio frequency energy to supply data transmission. In order to improve the transmission performance of the CS, we have proposed the joint resource allocation of spectrum sensing and energy harvesting in the cases of a single energy-harvesting-based CS and an energy-harvesting-based cognitive sensor network (CSN), respectively...
March 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300236/the-radio-spectra-of-planar-aromatic-heterocycles-how-to-quantify-and-predict-the-negative-inertial-defects
#18
Michaela K Jahn, Jens-Uwe Grabow, Michael J Travers, Dennis Wachsmuth, Peter D Godfrey, Don McNaughton
The simplest tricyclic aromatic nitrogen heterocyclic molecules 5,6-benzoquinoline and 7,8-benzoquinoline are possible candidates for detection of aromatic systems in the interstellar medium. Therefore the pure rotational spectra have been recorded using frequency-scanned Stark modulated, jet-cooled millimetre wave absorption spectroscopy (48-87 GHz) and Fourier Transform Microwave (FT-MW) spectroscopy (2-26 GHz) of a supersonic rotationally cold molecular jet. Guided by theoretical molecular orbital predictions, spectral analysis of mm-wave spectra, and higher resolution FT-MW spectroscopy provided accurate rotational and centrifugal distortion constants together with (14)N nuclear quadrupole coupling constants for both species...
March 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299713/isobar-separation-in-a-multiple-reflection-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometer-by-mass-selective-re-trapping
#19
Timo Dickel, Wolfgang R Plaß, Wayne Lippert, Johannes Lang, Mikhail I Yavor, Hans Geissel, Christoph Scheidenberger
A novel method for (ultra-)high-resolution spatial mass separation in time-of-flight mass spectrometers is presented. Ions are injected into a time-of-flight analyzer from a radio frequency (rf) trap, dispersed in time-of-flight according to their mass-to-charge ratios and then re-trapped dynamically in the same rf trap. This re-trapping technique is highly mass-selective and after sufficiently long flight times can provide even isobaric separation. A theoretical treatment of the method is presented and the conditions for optimum performance of the method are derived...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299159/autism-spectrum-disorder-in-a-community-based-sample-with-neurodevelopmental-problems-in-lagos-nigeria
#20
Yewande O Oshodi, Andrew T Olagunju, Motunrayo A Oyelohunnu, Elizabeth A Campbell, Charles S Umeh, Olatunji F Aina, Wellington Oyibo, Folusho E A Lesi, Joseph D Adeyemi
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a globally prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder for which early diagnosis and intervention is the mainstay of management. In the African continent, limited data is available regarding the non-clinic based samples. Lack of information available to caregivers and inadequate skilled manpower often limit early detection and access to the few available though under resourced services in the community. Community based screening can be an important drive to create awareness and improve information dissemination regarding services available for those living with this disorder...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Public Health in Africa
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