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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222005/a-modular-low-complexity-ecg-delineation-algorithm-for-real-time-embedded-systems
#1
Jose Manuel Bote, Joaquin Recas, Francisco Rincon, David Atienza, Roman Hermida
This work presents a new modular and lowcomplexity algorithm for the delineation of the different ECG waves (QRS, P and T peaks, onsets and end). Involving a reduced number of operations per second and having a small memory footprint, this algorithm is intended to perform realtime delineation on resource-constrained embedded systems. The modular design allows the algorithm to automatically adjust the delineation quality in run time to a wide range of modes and sampling rates, from a Ultra-low power mode when no arrhythmia is detected, in which the ECG is sampled at low frequency, to a complete High-accuracy delineation mode in which the ECG is sampled at high frequency and all the ECG fiducial points are detected, in case of arrhythmia...
February 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220644/revascularization-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-another-episode-in-a-long-saga
#2
EDITORIAL
Firas Zahr, Joaquin E Cigarroa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220366/zirconia-implants-and-peek-restorations-for-the-replacement-of-upper-molars
#4
José María Parmigiani-Izquierdo, María Eugenia Cabaña-Muñoz, José Joaquín Merino, Arturo Sánchez-Pérez
BACKGROUND: One of the disadvantages of the zirconia implants is the lack of elasticity, which is increased with the use of ceramic or zirconia crowns. The consequences that could result from this lack of elasticity have led to the search for new materials with improved mechanical properties. CASE PRESENTATION: A patient who is a 45-year-old woman, non-smoker and has no medical record of interest with a longitudinal fracture in the palatal root of molar tooth 1...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220026/blog-fog-using-rapid-response-to-advance-science-and-promote-debate
#5
EDITORIAL
Richard O'Connor, Coral Gartner, Lisa Henriksen, Sarah Hill, Joaquin Barnoya, Joanna Cohen, Ruth E Malone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218494/influence-of-oxygen-levels-on-chondrogenesis-of-porcine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-in-polycaprolactone-scaffolds
#6
Joaquin Rodenas-Rochina, Daniel J Kelly, Jose Luis Gómez Ribelles, Myriam Lebourg
Chondrogenesis of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is known to be regulated by a number of environmental factors, including local oxygen levels. The hypothesis of this study is that the response of MSCs to hypoxia is dependent on the physical and chemical characteristics of the substrate used. The objective of this study was to explore how different modifications to polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds influenced the response of MSCs to hypoxia. PCL, PCL-hyaluronic acid (HA) and PCL-Bioglass® (BG) scaffolds were seeded with MSCs derived from bone marrow and cultured for 35 days under normoxic or low oxygen conditions, and the resulting biochemical properties of the MSC laden construct were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214651/a-review-on-the-evolution-of-pd-1-pd-l1-immunotherapy-for-bladder-cancer-the-future-is-now
#7
REVIEW
Joaquin Bellmunt, Thomas Powles, Nicholas J Vogelzang
The treatment of bladder cancer has evolved over time to encompass not only the traditional modalities of chemotherapy and surgery, but has been particularly impacted by the use of immunotherapy. The first immunotherapy was the live, attenuated bacterial Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine, which has been the standard of care non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer since 1990. Modern immunotherapy has focused on inhibitors of checkpoint proteins, which are molecules that impede immune function, thereby allowing tumor cells to grow and proliferate unregulated...
February 2, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213899/human-influence-and-biotic-homogenization-drive-the-distribution-of-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-in-natural-habitats
#8
Adriana Cabal, Joaquin Vicente, Julio Alvarez, Jose Angel Barasona, Mariana Boadella, Lucas Dominguez, Christian Gortazar
Cattle are the main reservoirs for Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), the only known zoonotic intestinal E. coli pathotype. However, there are other intestinal pathotypes that can cause disease in humans, whose presence has been seldom investigated. Thus, our aim was to identify the effects of anthropic pressure and of wild and domestic ungulate abundance on the distribution and diversity of the main human E. coli pathotypes and nine of their representative virulence genes (VGs). We used a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) for the direct detection and quantification of the genus-specific gene uidA, nine E...
February 18, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209277/revision-arthroplasty-for-the-management-of-stiffness-after-primary-tka
#9
Joaquin Moya-Angeler, Marcel A Bas, H John Cooper, Matthew S Hepinstall, Jose A Rodriguez, Giles R Scuderi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of revision surgery for the treatment of stiffness after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective review was performed to identify patients who were revised due to stiffness after a primary TKA. Patients were included when at least one major component had to be revised due to stiffness after primary TKA with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Patients with history of previous infection and those treated with isolated polyethylene exchange were excluded...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208760/mdaral-a-multi-radio-version-for-the-daral-routing-algorithm
#10
Francisco José Estévez, José María Castillo-Secilla, Jesús González, Joaquín Olivares, Peter Glösekötter
Smart Cities are called to change the daily life of human beings. This concept permits improving the efficiency of our cities in several areas such as the use of water, energy consumption, waste treatment, and mobility both for people as well as vehicles throughout the city. This represents an interconnected scenario in which thousands of embedded devices need to work in a collaborative way both for sensing and modifying the environment properly. Under this scenario, the majority of devices will use wireless protocols for communicating among them, representing a challenge for optimizing the use of the electromagnetic spectrum...
February 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208458/double-inverse-stochastic-resonance-with-dynamic-synapses
#11
Muhammet Uzuntarla, Joaquin J Torres, Paul So, Mahmut Ozer, Ernest Barreto
We investigate the behavior of a model neuron that receives a biophysically realistic noisy postsynaptic current based on uncorrelated spiking activity from a large number of afferents. We show that, with static synapses, such noise can give rise to inverse stochastic resonance (ISR) as a function of the presynaptic firing rate. We compare this to the case with dynamic synapses that feature short-term synaptic plasticity and show that the interval of presynaptic firing rate over which ISR exists can be extended or diminished...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205025/the-multistate-tuberculosis-pharmacometric-model-a-semi-mechanistic-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-model-for-studying-drug-effects-in-an-acute-tuberculosis-mouse-model
#12
Chunli Chen, Fatima Ortega, Joaquin Rullas, Laura Alameda, Iñigo Angulo-Barturen, Santiago Ferrer, Ulrika Sh Simonsson
The Multistate Tuberculosis Pharmacometric (MTP) model, a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic disease model, has been used to describe the effects of rifampicin on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) in vitro. The aim of this work was to investigate if the MTP model could be used to describe the rifampicin treatment response in an acute tuberculosis mouse model. Sixty C57BL/6 mice were intratracheally infected with M. tuberculosis H37Rv strain on Day 0. Fifteen mice received no treatment and were sacrificed on Days 1, 9 and 18 (5 each day)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203132/modified-devine-exclusion-for-unresectable-distal-gastric-cancer-in-symptomatic-patients
#13
María Carmen Fernández-Moreno, Roberto Martí-Obiol, Fernando López, Joaquín Ortega
BACKGROUND: In patients with outlet obstruction syndrome and/or severe anemia secondary to unresectable gastric cancer (GC), partial stomach-partitioning gastrojejunostomy, or modified Devine exclusion, is a surgical alternative. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on patients with unresectable distal GC treated with modified Devine exclusion as palliative surgery between February 2005 and December 2015. It consisted of a series of 10 patients with outlet obstruction syndrome and/or severe anemia...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202934/the-food-industry-and-conflicts-of-interest-in-nutrition-research-a-latin-american-perspective
#14
Joaquin Barnoya, Marion Nestle
Conflicts of interest arise when corporations marketing harmful products establish financial relationships with research institutions, researchers, or public health organizations. As obesity becomes a worldwide epidemic, such relationships threaten to jeopardize the integrity of scientific research. Latin America, a region undergoing rapid development, is particularly vulnerable to such conflicts. Here, we provide examples of how food and beverage companies are funding nutrition-focused research and institutions in Latin America, putting their credibility at risk...
December 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197540/an-rb-insensitive-to-cdk-regulation
#15
Manel Joaquin, Eulàlia de Nadal, Francesc Posas
The N-term phosphorylation of Retinoblastoma (RB) by the p38 stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) makes RB insensitive to cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)-Cyclin inhibition, which enhances the transcriptional repression of E2F-driven promoters and delays tumor cell growth. This novel mechanism of RB regulation opens up a window for developing new cancer drug treatments for tumors harboring high CDK-Cyclin activity and a wild-type RB gene.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196583/opportunistic-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-versus-detecting-symptomatic-patients-aged-65-years-and-older-a-cluster-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Virginia González Blanco, Luis Ángel Pérula de Torres, Enrique Martín Rioboó, Miguel Ángel Martínez Adell, Juan Manuel Parras Rejano, Jesús González Lama, Javier Ruiz Moruno, Remedios Martín Alvarez, José Ángel Fernández García, Joaquin Ruiz de Castroviejo, Ana Roldán Villalobos, Roger Ruiz Moral
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of opportunistic screening through pulse palpation in the early detection of atrial fibrillation in subjects aged≥65 years versus detection through an active search for patients with symptoms and/or complications and sequelae associated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a cluster randomized controlled trial performed in 48 primary care centers of the Spanish National Healthcare System. A total of 368 physicians and nurses were randomized...
January 6, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195613/functional-and-morphological-evaluation-of-traumatized-eyes-with-berlin-s-edema-affecting-the-macula-using-mferg-microperimetry-and-sd-oct
#17
Joseph Daniel Boss, Joaquin Tosi, Inna Glybina, Asheesh Tewari, Gary W Abrams
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the structural and functional changes that occur in traumatic Berlin's edema involving the macula through assessment with multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG), microperimetry, fundus photography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series of five eyes from four patients with macular traumatic Berlin's edema. Patients underwent baseline mfERG (three eyes), MP1 microperimetry (three eyes), fundus photography (five eyes), and SD-OCT (five eyes)...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193800/cardiovascular-and-ventilatory-consequences-of-laparoscopic-surgery
#18
Tamara M Atkinson, George D Giraud, Brandon M Togioka, Daniel B Jones, Joaquin E Cigarroa
Although laparoscopic surgery accounts for >2 million surgical procedures every year, the current preoperative risk scores and guidelines do not adequately assess the risks of laparoscopy. In general, laparoscopic procedures have a lower risk of morbidity and mortality compared with operations requiring a midline laparotomy. During laparoscopic surgery, carbon dioxide insufflation may produce significant hemodynamic and ventilatory consequences such as increased intraabdominal pressure and hypercarbia. Hemodynamic insults secondary to increased intraabdominal pressure include increased afterload and preload and decreased cardiac output, whereas ventilatory consequences include increased airway pressures, hypercarbia, and decreased pulmonary compliance...
February 14, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193550/genetic-characterization-molecular-epidemiology-and-phylogenetic-relationships-of-insect-specific-viruses-in-the-taxon-negevirus
#19
Marcio R T Nunes, María Angélica Contreras-Gutierrez, Hilda Guzman, Livia C Martins, Mayla Feitoza Barbirato, Chelsea Savit, Victoria Balta, Sandra Uribe, Rafael Vivero, Juan David Suaza, Hamilton Oliveira, Joaquin P Nunes Neto, Valeria L Carvalho, Sandro Patroca da Silva, Jedson F Cardoso, Rodrigo Santo de Oliveira, Poliana da Silva Lemos, Thomas G Wood, Steven G Widen, Pedro F C Vasconcelos, Durland Fish, Nikos Vasilakis, Robert B Tesh
The recently described taxon Negevirus is comprised of a diverse group of insect-specific viruses isolated from mosquitoes and phlebotomine sandflies. In this study, a comprehensive genetic characterization, molecular, epidemiological and evolutionary analyses were conducted on nearly full-length sequences of 91 new negevirus isolates obtained in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Panama, USA and Nepal. We demonstrated that these arthropod restricted viruses are clustered in two major phylogenetic groups with origins related to three plant virus genera (Cilevirus, Higrevirus and Blunevirus)...
February 10, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192519/arachidonic-acid-triggers-ca2-i-increases-in-rat-round-spermatids-by-a-likely-gpr-activation-erk-signalling-and-er-acidic-compartments-ca2-release
#20
Joaquin Paillamanque, Ana Sanchez-Tusie, Emerson M Carmona, Claudia L Treviño, Carolina Sandoval, Francisco Nualart, Nelson Osses, Juan G Reyes
Arachidonic acid (AA), a compound secreted by Sertoli cells (SC) in a FSH-dependent manner, is able to induce the release of Ca2+ from internal stores in round spermatids and pachytene spermatocytes. In this study, the possible site(s) of action of AA in round spermatids, the signalling pathways associated and the intracellular Ca2+ stores targeted by AA-induced signalling were pharmacologically characterized by measuring intracellular Ca2+ using fluorescent Ca2+ probes. Our results suggest that AA acts by interacting with a fatty acid G protein coupled receptor, initiating a G protein signalling cascade that may involve PLA2 and ERK activation, which in turn opens intracellular ryanodine-sensitive channels as well as NAADP-sensitive channels in acidic intracellular Ca2+ stores...
2017: PloS One
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