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Kaihara Y Y Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, - - 2014
Recent advances in three-dimensional imaging have led to an increased interest in the application of computer-models in paediatric dentistry. However, in evidence-based paediatric dentistry the accuracy of new methods must be validated before they are introduced to clinical practice. We aimed to compare the accuracy of measurements of digital models ...
Alves-Junior E R ER Federal University of Mato Grosso, Av Fernando Correa da Costa 2367, CEP: 78060-900, Cuiabá (MT), - - 2014
The determination of parasitemia in the diagnosis of malaria is a routine practice because it assists the selection of treatment. The techniques used for estimating parasitemia are based on leukocyte counts or on a fixed volume of blood examined in a microscopic field. This study evaluated the concordance between parasitemia ...
Labitzke D D Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Hannover, - - 2014
The objectives of this study were to show whether semen traits of 30 Hanoverian stallions regularly used in AI may be useful for breeding purposes. Semen characteristics were studied using 15 149 ejaculates from 30 Hanoverian stallions of the State Stud Celle of Lower Saxony. Semen samples were collected between 2005 ...
Trojahn C C Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
The non-contact optical methods phaseshift rapid in vivo measurement of skin (PRIMOS) and surface evaluation of living skin (SELS) are widely applied for measuring skin surface topography. The aims of the present study were to evaluate reliability and validity of these methods and to compare skin roughness intraindividually. SELS and ...
Moura Daniel C DC Instituto de Telecomunicações, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
This paper presents a new method for modelling the spines of subjects and making accurate 3D measurements using standard radiologic systems without requiring calibration objects. The method makes use of the focal distance and statistical models for estimating the geometrical parameters of the system. A dataset of 32 subjects was ...
Lin Liang - - 2014
Although it has been widely discussed in video surveillance, background subtraction is still an open problem in the context of complex scenarios, e.g., dynamic backgrounds, illumination variations, and indistinct foreground objects. To address these challenges, we propose an effective background subtraction method by learning and maintaining an array of dynamic ...
Gallagher Andrew A Centre for Anthropological Research (CAfR), University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address: - - 2014
Eurasian Neandertals encompass the entire observed range of recent and fossil Homo sapiens in absolute, but not relative endocranial volume, and Neandertals attest an average EQ significantly lower than their Upper Pleistocene successors. While the cognitive, social, and evolutionary implications of this phenomenon have been emphasised, the statistical basis of ...
Cheung Tyler T Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Objective: To create a data-driven computational model that identifies brain regions most frequently influenced by successful deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus (GP) for advanced, medication-resistant, generalized dystonia. Methods: We studied a retrospective cohort of 21 DYT1+ primary dystonia patients treated for at least 1 year with bilateral ...
Yu Zhou Z Goethe University Frankfurt, Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences and Institute for Biophysics, Max-von-Laue Str.15, 60438 Frankfurt am - - 2014
Cryo-electron tomography provides a snapshot of the cellular proteome. With template matching, the spatial positions of various macromolecular complexes within their native cellular context can be detected. However, the growing awareness of the reference bias introduced by the cross-correlation based approaches, and more importantly the lack of a reliable confidence ...
Jewell Albert J AJ Glyndŵr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wales LL11 2AW UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Lars Tornstam's attractive theory that there is an ultimate developmental stage that is the perquisite of the very old has caused controversy and generated a large volume of literature. In this article, Tornstam's threefold categorisation of gerotranscendence (cosmic, coherence and solitude) and the relationship of his model with that of ...
Bergman Elad E Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, - - 2014
Unilateral NMR devices are valuable tools used to study non-invasively arbitrarily-sized objects. They have been utilized in various applications, including non-destructive testing and well logging. However, measurements with such scanners are characterized by a low sensitivity, which is mainly the result of the low and inhomogeneous magnetic field B0. The ...
Bohlken Marc M MM University Medical Center Utrecht-Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, Utrecht, The - - 2014
Individual variation in structural brain network topology has been associated with heritable behavioral phenotypes such as intelligence and schizophrenia, making it a candidate endophenotype. However, little is known about the genetic influences on individual variation in structural brain network topology. Moreover, the extent to which structural brain network topology overlaps ...
Jameson Michael G MG Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres, Australia; Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Australia; Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Contouring variation is a well know uncertainty in modern radiotherapy. This study investigates the relationship between contouring variation, tumor control probability (TCP) and equivalent uniform dose (EUD) for conformal non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) radiotherapy. Seven patients were retrospectively recruited to the study and multiple PTV contours were generated based ...
Huizer Daan D Department of Environmental Science, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Caesar Consult Nijmegen, PO Box 31070, 6503 CB Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
The coherence between occupational exposure limits (OELs) and their corresponding biological limit values (BLVs) was evaluated for 2-propanol and acetone. A generic human PBPK model was used to predict internal concentrations after inhalation exposure at the level of the OEL. The fraction of workers with predicted internal concentrations lower than ...
Davda Jasmine P JP 1Amgen Inc. Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism; Seattle, WA, South San Francisco, CA, and Thousand Oaks, CA - - 2014
The objectives of this retrospective analysis were (1) to characterize the population pharmacokinetics (popPK) of four different monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in a combined analysis of individual data collected during first-in-human (FIH) studies and (2) to provide a scientific rationale for prospective design of FIH studies with mAbs. The data set ...
Liz Martins Margarida M Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to validate the visual estimation method for aggregated plate waste of main dish at Portuguese primary school canteens. For this purpose plate waste at school lunch was measured for 505 individual servings, using weighing individual servings and plate waste and visual estimation method by ...
Du Cheng Fei CF Key Laboratory for Biomechanics and Mechanobiology of Ministry of Education, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, National Key Lab of Virtual Reality Technology, Beihang University, 100191, Beijing, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate the dynamic response of a multi-segment model of the thoracolumbar spine and determine how the sitting posture affects the response under the impact of ejection. A nonlinear finite element model of the thoracolumbar-pelvis complex (T9-S1) was developed and validated. A multi-body dynamic ...
Williams D J DJ Department of Anaesthetics, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, - - 2014
Toxic dose limits (mg.kg(-1) ) for local anaesthetics based on body weight are well-established, but calculation of the maximum safe volume (ml) of a given agent and formulation is complex, and frequently results in errors. We therefore developed a nomogram to perform this calculation. We compared the performance of the ...
Skrobala Agnieszka A Department of Electroradiology, University of Medical Science, Poznan, Poland; Department of Medical Physics, Greater Poland Cancer Centre, Poznan, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the feasibility of using an artificial neural network (ANN) to generate beam orientations in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). A dataset of 669 intracranial lesions was used to build, train, and validate three ANNs. In ANN1, Cartesian coordinates described the localization of the PTV and OARs. In ANN2, a genetic ...
Shang Yu Y Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, - - 2014
Conventional semi-infinite solution for extracting blood flow index (BFI) from diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) measurements may cause errors in estimation of BFI (αDB ) in tissues with small volume and large curvature. We proposed an algorithm integrating Nth-order linear model of autocorrelation function with the Monte Carlo simulation of photon ...
Samplaski Mary K MK Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
To formulate nomograms based on pre-repair characteristics to predict improvements in semen parameters after varicocele repair. Model using multivariable linear regression based on prospectively collected database, with performance was quantified by concordance correlation coefficient and Pearson correlation coefficient after internal validation with bootstrapping. A male infertility specialty clinic. Men presenting ...
Ssenyonga Taddeo - - 2014
Aerosols affect the climate directly through absorption and reflection of sunlight back to space and indirectly by acting as cloud condensation nuclei. This paper is based on more than three decades of satellite data (1979-1994 and 1996-2012) from total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) and ozone monitoring instrument (OMI), which have ...
Johansson Asa M AM Pharmacometrics Research Group, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 591, 751 24 , Uppsala, - - 2014
NONMEM is the most widely used software for population pharmacokinetic (PK)-pharmacodynamic (PD) analyses. The latest version, NONMEM 7 (NM7), includes several sampling-based estimation methods in addition to the classical methods. In this study, performance of the estimation methods available in NM7 was investigated with respect to bias, precision, robustness and ...
Takezawa Kentaro K 1Osaka University Graduate School of - - 2014
Various animal models have been used in research into bladder dysfunction, and in vivo cystometry is a common method to analyze bladder function in animals. However, it is rather difficult to perform reliably in small animals. Transabdominal bladder ultrasonography combined with cystometry in urethane-anesthetized mice have revealed physical inhibition of ...
Girard Gabriel G Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab (SCIL), Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, Université de Sherbrooke, 2500 Boulevard Université, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1; Project Team Athena, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, 2004 Route des Lucioles BP 93, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Diffusion MRI tractography is often used to estimate structural connections between brain areas and there is a fast-growing interest in quantifying these connections based on their position, shape, size and length. However, a portion of the connections reconstructed with tractography is biased by their position, shape, size and length. Thus, ...
Wu Tim T Auckland Bioengineering Institute, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
A detailed biomechanical model of the human face driven by a network of muscles is a useful tool in relating the muscle activities to facial deformations. However, lengthy computational times often hinder its applications in practical settings. The objective of this study is to replace precise but computationally demanding biomechanical ...
Kounina Anna A Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland; Quantis, Parc scientifique EPFL, Bâtiment D, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. Electronic address: - - 2014
This paper develops continent-specific factors for the USEtox model and analyses the accuracy of different model architectures, spatial scales and archetypes in evaluating toxic impacts, with a focus on freshwater pathways. Inter-continental variation is analysed by comparing chemical fate and intake fractions between sub-continental zones of two life cycle impact ...
Parker Andrew S AS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX; Dan L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, - - 2014
To determine the reliability of measuring ulnar variance on lateral wrist radiographs and to compare this technique with previously described methods. Ulnar variance was measured in 100 normal wrist radiographs using the methods of perpendiculars, central reference point, and the lateral radiograph by 3 surgeons on 2 occasions. Intraobserver repeatability ...
Paul Sudhir S Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J7B8, - - 2014
Longitudinal (clustered) response data arise in many bio-statistical applications which, in general, cannot be assumed to be independent. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) is a widely used method to estimate marginal regression parameters for correlated responses. The advantage of the GEE is that the estimates of the regression parameters are asymptotically ...
Frątczak Katarzyna K Laboratory of Criminalistics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Św. Marcin 90, 61-809 Poznań, Poland; Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, - - 2014
In order to estimate postmortem interval from immature insects, it is necessary to accurately determine which instars are present in a corpse sample. Unfortunately, most forensically useful beetles lack morphological features specific for particular instars, and the only way to distinguish larval instars of particular species is to measure their ...
Day Lukejohn W LW Division of Gastroenterology, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco, California, USA; GI Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (HOPE) Research Program and Center for Innovation in Access and Quality (CIAQ), Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, California, - - 2014
Improvements in endoscopy center efficiency are needed, but scant data are available. To identify opportunities to improve patient throughput while balancing resource use and patient wait times in a safety-net endoscopy center. Safety-net endoscopy center. Outpatients undergoing endoscopy. A time and motion study was performed and a discrete event simulation ...
Kaduk Mateusz M Biosystems Data Analysis, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, Leiden, The - - 2014
Modern chromatography-based metabolomics measurements generate large amounts of data in the form of abundances of metabolites. An increasingly popular way of representing and analyzing such data is by means of association networks. Ideally, such a network can be interpreted in terms of the underlying biology. A property of chromatography-based metabolomics ...
Rose Matthias M Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Medical School, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To document the development and psychometric evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) item bank and static instruments. The items were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. A total of 16,065 adults answered item subsets (n>2,200/item) on the Internet, with oversampling of the chronically ill. ...
Ma Lijun L Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, California. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate how millimeter-level margins beyond the gross tumor volume (GTV) impact peripheral normal brain tissue sparing for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. A mathematical formula was derived to predict the peripheral isodose volume, such as the 12-Gy isodose volume, with increasing margins by millimeters. The empirical parameters of the formula were ...
Sofka Michal - - 2014
Routine ultrasound exam in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy involves manually measuring fetal head and brain structures in 2-D scans. The procedure requires a sonographer to find the standardized visualization planes with a probe and manually place measurement calipers on the structures of interest. The process is tedious, ...
Tang Robert Y RY Biomolecular Sciences Program, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6, - - 2014
Develop a method to subtract fat tissue contributions to wide-angle x-ray scatter (WAXS) signals of breast biopsies in order to estimate the differential linear scattering coefficients μs of fatless tissue. Cancerous and fibroglandular tissue can then be compared independent of fat content. In this work phantom materials with known compositions ...
Yock Adam D AD Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 and The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas - - 2014
The purpose of this work was to develop and evaluate the accuracy of several predictive models of variation in tumor volume throughout the course of radiation therapy. Nineteen patients with oropharyngeal cancers were imaged daily with CT-on-rails for image-guided alignment per an institutional protocol. The daily volumes of 35 tumors ...
Krawczky Bruna B Augusto Motta University Center (UNISUAM), Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
Reference values for postural alignment in the coronal plane, as measured by computerized photogrammetry, have been established but not for the sagittal plane. The objective of this study is to propose reference values for angular measurements used for postural analysis in the sagittal plane for healthy adults. Electronic databases (PubMed, ...
Morente-Sánchez Jaime J Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada , - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the Spanish version of the Performance Enhancement Attitude Scale (PEAS). A cross-sectional multi-sample survey with 17 independent datasets was carried out. Cross-cultural adaptation of the PEAS into Spanish was conducted through forward/backward translations, consensus panels and comparative analyses ...
Tsanas Athanasios A Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, Old Road Campus Research Building, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford OX3 7DQ, United - - 2014
There has been consistent interest among speech signal processing researchers in the accurate estimation of the fundamental frequency ([Formula: see text]) of speech signals. This study examines ten [Formula: see text] estimation algorithms (some well-established and some proposed more recently) to determine which of these algorithms is, on average, better ...
Nakazawa Hisato H Department of Radiological Sciences, Nagoya University Graduate School of - - 2014
The brand-new version of gamma knife, Perfexion, is equipped with an automatic collimator arrangement system that does not require manual collimator exchange and a couch-traveling system that is approximately ten times faster than Model C, so treatment time with multiple shots is assumed to remain within a clinically acceptable range. ...
Chrószcz A A Division of Animal Anatomy, Department of Biostructure and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland. - - 2014
The investigations were carried out on 17 modern half-breed horse skulls and their metacarpal and metatarsal bones. The basal length (BL), total length (TL), internal cranial cavity dimension and maximal length of metacarpus and metatarsus and maximal lateral length of metacarpus and metatarsus were measured according to Kiesewalter and von ...
Skomra Andrzej A Specialistic Neurological Consulting Room, Żary, - - 2014
Available literature analysis demonstrated smallness of studies of cranial base. The goal of the study was to analyse the medial fossa of the human cranium in the foetal period against other fossae. Survey material consisted of 110 human foetuses at a morphological age of 16-28 weeks of foetal life, CRL 98-220 mm. Anthropological, ...
Valsalan Jamuna J Dairy Cattle Breeding Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, 132001, Haryana, India, - - 2014
Selection for genetically superior Murrah buffaloes under Network Project on Buffalo Improvement, India, is presently based on milk yield, and it was observed that even in the absence of any direct selection pressure applied on fertility, there has been a downward trend in fertility associated with the selection for milk ...
Caune V V Université de Lorraine, CRAN, UMR 7039, 54500 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France; CNRS, CRAN, UMR 7039, - - 2014
Stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) is considered as the golden standard for exploring targeted structures during pre-surgical evaluation in drug-resistant partial epilepsy. The depth electrodes, inserted in the brain, consist of several collinear measuring contacts (sensors). Clinical routine analysis of SEEG signals is performed on bipolar montage, providing a focal view of the ...
Zhao Song-Chuan SC Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS), 37077 Goettingen, Germany. - - 2014
Jammed packings of granular materials differ from systems normally described by statistical mechanics in that they are athermal. In recent years a statistical mechanics of static granular media has emerged where the thermodynamic temperature is replaced by a configurational temperature X which describes how the number of mechanically stable configurations ...
Nakao Megumi - - 2014
In preoperative planning for mandibular reconstructive surgery, it is necessary to determine the osteotomy lines for fibular shaping and the proper placement of fibular segments in the mandible. Although virtual surgical planning has been utilized in preoperative decision-making, current software designs require manual operation and a trial-and-error process to refine ...
Ledberg Anders - - 2014
Prevalence estimates of drug use, or of its consequences, are considered important in many contextsand may have substantial influence over public policy. However, it is rarely possible to simply countthe relevant individuals, in particular when the defining characteristics might be illegal, as in the druguse case. Consequently methods are needed ...
Kamarei Fahimeh F Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1600, United - - 2014
The adsorption isotherms of the Naproxen enantiomers eluted with a mixture of carbon dioxide and methanol on a (R,R)-Whelk-O1 column were measured using frontal analysis and the inverse method. Sharp breakthrough fronts provided using a modified design of the instrument allowed an accurate determination of these isotherms. The adsorption model ...
Lee Joonsang J Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, - - 2014
This study compared three methods for analyzing DCE-MRI data with a reference region (RR) model: a linear least-square fitting with numerical analysis (LLSQ-N), a nonlinear least-square fitting with numerical analysis (NLSQ-N), and an analytical analysis (NLSQ-A). The accuracy and precision of estimating the pharmacokinetic parameter ratios KR and VR, where ...
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