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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239335/central-and-peripheral-effects-of-urotensin-ii-and-urotensin-ii-related-peptides-on-cardiac-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-trout
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Frédéric Lancien, Gilmer Vanegas, Jérôme Leprince, Hubert Vaudry, Jean-Claude Le Mével
The baroreflex response is an essential component of the cardiovascular regulation that buffers abrupt changes in blood pressure to maintain homeostasis. Urotensin II (UII) and its receptor UT are present in the brain and in peripheral cardiovascular tissues of fish and mammals. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of UII in these vertebrates provokes hypertension and tachycardia, suggesting that the cardio-inhibitory baroreflex response is impaired. Since nothing is known about the effect of UII on the cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), we decided to clarify the changes in spontaneous BRS using a cross spectral analysis technique of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and R-R interval variabilities after ICV and intra-arterial (IA) injections of trout UII in the unanesthetized trout...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239173/acute-kidney-disease-and-renal-recovery-consensus-report-of-the-acute-disease-quality-initiative-adqi-16-workgroup
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Lakhmir S Chawla, Rinaldo Bellomo, Azra Bihorac, Stuart L Goldstein, Edward D Siew, Sean M Bagshaw, David Bittleman, Dinna Cruz, Zoltan Endre, Robert L Fitzgerald, Lui Forni, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Eric Hoste, Jay Koyner, Kathleen D Liu, Etienne Macedo, Ravindra Mehta, Patrick Murray, Mitra Nadim, Marlies Ostermann, Paul M Palevsky, Neesh Pannu, Mitchell Rosner, Ron Wald, Alexander Zarbock, Claudio Ronco, John A Kellum
Consensus definitions have been reached for both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and these definitions are now routinely used in research and clinical practice. The KDIGO guideline defines AKI as an abrupt decrease in kidney function occurring over 7 days or less, whereas CKD is defined by the persistence of kidney disease for a period of >90 days. AKI and CKD are increasingly recognized as related entities and in some instances probably represent a continuum of the disease process...
February 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239149/timing-and-nature-of-amoc-recovery-across-termination-2-and-magnitude-of-deglacial-co2-change
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Emily L Deaney, Stephen Barker, Tina van de Flierdt
Large amplitude variations in atmospheric CO2 were associated with glacial terminations of the Late Pleistocene. Here we provide multiple lines of evidence suggesting that the ∼20 p.p.m.v. overshoot in CO2 at the end of Termination 2 (T2) ∼129 ka was associated with an abrupt (≤400 year) deepening of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). In contrast to Termination 1 (T1), which was interrupted by the Bølling-Allerød (B-A), AMOC recovery did not occur until the very end of T2, and was characterized by pronounced formation of deep waters in the NW Atlantic...
February 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237781/metabolic-responses-of-the-growing-daphnia-similis-to-chronic-agnps-exposure-as-revealed-by-gc-q-tof-ms-and-lc-q-tof-ms
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Bo Zhang, Hui Zhang, Chunlei Du, Qin Xiang Ng, Chaoyang Hu, Yiliang He, Choon Nam Ong
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are one of the most widely used nanomaterials. Their fast-growing utilization has increased the occurrence of AgNPs in the environment, posing potential health and ecological risks. In this study, we conducted chronic toxicity tests and investigated the metabolic changes of the growing Daphna similis with exposure to 0, 0.02, and 1 ppb AgNPs, using non-targeted mass spectrometry-based metabolomics. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to report the baseline metabolite change of a common aquatic organism Daphnia crustacean through its life-cycle...
February 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237048/heterogeneity-in-pathways-to-abstinence-among-women-in-treatment-for-alcohol-use-disorder
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Cathryn Glanton Holzhauer, Elizabeth E Epstein, Amy M Cohn, Barbara S McCrady, Fiona S Graff, Sharon Cook
BACKGROUND: Although many providers recommend alcohol abstinence as an initial step in the treatment of alcohol use disorders (AUD), there is a scarcity of research on specific behavioral strategies to achieve this step. The current study examined efficacy of a unique abstinence planning intervention for alcohol in a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) outpatient protocol. DESIGN: 128 women enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of CBT for AUD at a university-based clinic comprised the sample...
April 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231044/original-research-paper-switching-antipsychotics-results-of-16-month-non-interventional-prospective-observational-clinical-research-of-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
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Cvetka Bačar Bole, Mitja Pišlar, Metka Šen, Rok Tavčar, Aleš Mrhar
The study aims to identify prescribing and switching patterns of antipsychotics in clinical practice. A 16-month, prospective study was conducted at the Psychiatric Hospital Idrija, Slovenia. Inpatients (N = 311) with schizophrenia spectrum disorders were observed. The causes for switching antipsychotics and switching strategies were analyzed. Analyzing a total of 3954 prescriptions, the collected data confirmed that treatment strategies in this psychiatric hospital are very complex. It was found that 37 percent of inpatients had at least one switch...
March 1, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230395/contextual-cueing-improves-attentional-guidance-even-when-guidance-is-supposedly-optimal
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Anthony M Harris, Roger W Remington
Visual search through previously encountered contexts typically produces reduced reaction times compared with search through novel contexts. This contextual cueing benefit is well established, but there is debate regarding its underlying mechanisms. Eye-tracking studies have consistently shown reduced number of fixations with repetition, supporting improvements in attentional guidance as the source of contextual cueing. However, contextual cueing benefits have been shown in conditions in which attentional guidance should already be optimal-namely, when attention is captured to the target location by an abrupt onset, or under pop-out conditions...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230097/evidence-for-risk-extrapolation-in-decision-making-by-tadpoles
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Adam L Crane, Maud C O Ferrari
Through time, the activity patterns, morphology, and development of both predators and prey change, which in turn alter the relative vulnerability of prey to their coexisting predators. Recognizing these changes can thus allow prey to make optimal decisions by projecting risk trends into the future. We used tadpoles (Lithobates sylvaticus) to test the hypothesis that tadpoles can extrapolate information about predation risk from past information. We exposed tadpoles to an odour that represented either a temporally consistent risk or an increasing risk...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228436/triamcinolone-emboli-leading-to-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-multimodal-imaging-study
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Nripen Gaur, Pallavi Singh, Rohan Chawla, Brijesh Takkar
A 19-year-old man presented with unilateral sudden onset vision loss following an intra-articular triamcinolone injection in the right temporomandibular joint. At fundus examination emboli of triamcinolone were visible in multiple retinal arteries. Choroidal ischaemia and occlusion of the central retinal artery and its branches were documented at fluorescein angiography. Optical coherence tomography revealed significant thickening of the inner retinal layers. Optical coherence tomography angiography clearly demonstrated an abrupt cut-off of flow in a vessel below the optic disc...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227800/a-fresh-perspective-on-dissecting-action-into-discrete-submotions
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Justin Horowitz, Yazan Abdel Majeed, James Patton, Justin Horowitz, Yazan Abdel Majeed, James Patton, Justin Horowitz, Yazan Abdel Majeed, James Patton
The hypothesis that reaching motions are constructed from discrete components has been explored since the earliest scientific investigations of human movement, although composition specifics have been contentious. We reinspect this process by analyzing the underlying motor intent (rather than actual motion) using our recently-developed intent determination technique. First, synthetic data analysis was used to determine our accuracy in detecting submotion events. Next, we evaluated this on healthy reaching movements and overcame the problem of indistinguishably blended submotions by exposing subjects to strong, abruptly changing forces, which lead to clear corrections identifiable using direction-based clustering...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227002/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
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Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Anders Flisberg, Yixiao Yun, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226812/identification-of-time-varying-neural-dynamics-from-spiking-activities-using-chebyshev-polynomials
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Song Xu, Yang Li, Xudong Wang, Rosa H M Chan, Song Xu, Yang Li, Xudong Wang, Rosa H M Chan, Xudong Wang, Rosa H M Chan, Song Xu, Yang Li
Neural plasticity, elicited by processes such as development and learning, is an important biological attribute which can be viewed as a time-varying property of the nervous system. In this paper, we investigated the novel use of Chebyshev polynomials to estimate the changes in model parameters efficiently for time-varying dynamical systems with binary inputs and outputs. A forward orthogonal least square (FOLS) algorithm selected the significant model terms. Extensive simulations showed that the proposed algorithm identified the system changes more accurately in comparison with adaptive filter...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226660/identifying-stereotypic-evolving-micro-scale-seizures-sems-in-the-hypoxic-ischemic-eeg-of-the-pre-term-fetal-sheep-with-a-wavelet-type-ii-fuzzy-classifier
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Hamid Abbasi, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn, Charles P Unsworth, Hamid Abbasi, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn, Charles P Unsworth, Charles P Unsworth, Laura Bennet, Hamid Abbasi, Alistair J Gunn
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) around the time of birth due to lack of oxygen can lead to debilitating neurological conditions such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Experimental data have shown that brain injury evolves over time, but during the first 6-8 hours after HIE the brain has recovered oxidative metabolism in a latent phase, and brain injury is reversible. Treatments such as therapeutic cerebral hypothermia (brain cooling) are effective when started during the latent phase, and continued for several days...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226562/context-aware-fall-detection-using-inertial-sensors-and-time-of-flight-transceivers
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Mahesh C Shastry, Meysam Asgari, Eric A Wan, Joseph Leitschuh, Nicholas Preiser, Jon Folsom, John Condon, Michelle Cameron, Peter G Jacobs, Mahesh C Shastry, Meysam Asgari, Eric A Wan, Joseph Leitschuh, Nicholas Preiser, Jon Folsom, John Condon, Michelle Cameron, Peter G Jacobs, Michelle Cameron, Jon Folsom, Meysam Asgari, John Condon, Nicholas Preiser, Joseph Leitschuh, Peter G Jacobs, Mahesh C Shastry, Eric A Wan
Automatic detection of falls is important for enabling people who are older to safely live independently longer within their homes. Current automated fall detection systems are typically designed using inertial sensors positioned on the body that generate an alert if there is an abrupt change in motion. These inertial sensors provide no information about the context of the person being monitored and are prone to false positives that can limit their ongoing usage. We describe a fall-detection system consisting of a wearable inertial measurement unit (IMU) and an RF time-of-flight (ToF) transceiver that ranges with other ToF beacons positioned throughout a home...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222047/coherent-control-of-optical-absorption-and-the-energy-transfer-pathway-of-an-infrared-quantum-dot-hybridized-with-a-vo2-nanoparticle
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Ali Hatef, Naser Zamani, William Johnston
We systematically investigate the optical response of a semiconductor quantum dot (QD) hybridized with a vanadium dioxide nanoparticle (VO2NP) in the infrared (IR) region. The VO2NP features a semiconductor to metal phase change characteristic below and above a critical temperature that leads to an abrupt change in the particle's optical properties. This feature means that the QD-VO2NP hybrid system can support the coherent coupling of exciton-polaritons and exciton-plasmon polaritons in the semiconductor and metal phases of the VO2NP, respectively...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222042/compound-effects-of-aging-and-experimental-fsgs-on-glomerular-epithelial-cells
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Remington R S Schneider, Diana G Eng, J Nathan Kutz, Mariya T Sweetwyne, Jeffrey W Pippin, Stuart J Shankland
Advanced age portends a poorer prognosis in FSGS. To understand the impact of age on glomerular podocytes and parietal epithelial cells (PECs), experimental FSGS was induced in 3m-old mice (20-year old human age) and 27m-old mice (78-year old human age) by abruptly depleting podocytes with a cytopathic anti-podocyte antibody. Despite similar binding of the disease-inducing antibody, podocyte density was lower in aged FSGS mice compared to young FSGS mice. Activated PEC density was higher in aged versus young FSGS mice, as was the percentage of total activated PECs...
February 17, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221704/in-plane-2h-1t-mote2-homojunctions-synthesized-by-flux-controlled-phase-engineering
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Youngdong Yoo, Zachary P DeGregorio, Yang Su, Steven J Koester, James E Johns
The fabrication of in-plane 2H-1T' MoTe2 homojunctions by the flux-controlled, phase-engineering of few-layer MoTe2 from Mo nanoislands is reported. The phase of few-layer MoTe2 is controlled by simply changing Te atomic flux controlled by the temperature of the reaction vessel. Few-layer 2H MoTe2 is formed with high Te flux, while few-layer 1T' MoTe2 is obtained with low Te flux. With medium flux, few-layer in-plane 2H-1T' MoTe2 homojunctions are synthesized. As-synthesized MoTe2 is characterized by Raman spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221677/cardiovascular-disease-in-relation-to-placental-abruption-a%C3%A2-population-based-cohort-study-from-denmark
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Cande V Ananth, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Michelle A Williams, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CVD) complications stemming from vascular dysfunction have been widely explored in the setting of preeclampsia. However, the impact of abruption, a strong indicator of microvascular disturbance, on the risk of CVD mortality and morbidity remains poorly characterised. METHODS: We designed a cohort analysis of 828 289 women who delivered singletons in Denmark between 1978 and 2010. We linked the National Patient Registry and the Registry of Causes of Death to the Danish Birth Registry to ascertain CVD events...
February 21, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219805/fusion-of-spatial-gray-level-dependency-and-fractal-texture-features-for-the-characterization-of-thyroid-lesions
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U Raghavendra, U Rajendra Acharya, Anjan Gudigar, Jen Hong Tan, Hamido Fujita, Yuki Hagiwara, Filippo Molinari, Pailin Kongmebhol, Kwan Hoong Ng
Thyroid is a small gland situated at the anterior side of the neck and one of the largest glands of the endocrine system. The abrupt cell growth or malignancy in the thyroid gland may cause thyroid cancer. Ultrasound images distinctly represent benign and malignant lesions, but accuracy may be poor due to subjective interpretation. Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) can minimize the errors created due to subjective interpretation and assists to make fast accurate diagnosis. In this work, fusion of Spatial Gray Level Dependence Features (SGLDF) and fractal textures are used to decipher the intrinsic structure of benign and malignant thyroid lesions...
February 6, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219750/release-kinetics-of-highly-porous-floating-tablets-containing-cilostazol
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Kyu-Mok Hwang, Cheol-Hee Cho, Nguyen-Thach Tung, Ju-Young Kim, Yun-Seok Rhee, Eun-Seok Park
This study focuses on developing a highly porous floating tablet containing cilostazol. The underlying release mechanism of cilostazol from porous and floating tablets in dissolution media containing surfactants was investigated. The tablets were prepared by compressing granules and excipients with a sublimating agent, followed by sublimation under vacuum. The volatile material for the sublimating agent was chosen based on its flow properties using conventional methods as well as the twisted blade method. Resultant tablets could float immediately and had significantly higher tensile strengths than conventional tablets of similar porosities, holding a promising potential for increasing gastroretentive properties...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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