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Sirac Christophe C 1] University of Limoges, CNRS UMR 7276, Immunology, Limoges, France [2] National Reference Center for AL Amyloidosis and Other Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposition Diseases, Limoges, Poitiers, - - 2014
AL amyloidosis is a severe complication of plasma-cell disorders, secondary to monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain (LC) deposition in the kidney and other organs. Though the physicochemical properties of amyloid-forming monoclonal LCs have been demonstrated to be involved in their propensity to aggregate, it remains unclear where, when, and finally why ...
Sharma Alok A Department of Histopathology, National Reference Laboratory, Dr. Lal Path Labs, New Delhi, - - 2014
Cast nephropathy is the most frequent pattern of renal involvement in multiple myeloma characterized by presence of tubular casts with characteristic morphology that are composed of monotypic (either kappa or lambda) light chains as seen by immunofluorescence microscopy. Rarely these casts may show evidence of amyloidogenesis and assume a unique ...
Avancini Joao J Department of Dermatology, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
We present a 16-year-old boy with multiple, well-circumscribed, atrophic, light-brown patches on his neck, chest, and back. The authors believe that it represents an unusual presentation of atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini and suggest the designation "generalized lenticular APP."
Jen Kuang-Yu KY Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco , San Francisco, CA , USA - - 2014
Abstract Immunotactoid deposits are defined by their ultrastructural appearance and are characterized by microtubular or cylindrical structures typically measuring greater than 30 nm in diameter. Although a rare entity, immunotactoid deposition most often manifests as immunotactoid glomerulopathy and is associated with underlying lymphoplasmacytic disorders. Corneal immunotactoid deposition known as immunotactoid keratopathy ...
Nast Daniel R - - 2014
Many recreational activities are accompanied by loud concurrent sounds and decisions regarding the hearing hazards associated with these activities depend on accurate sound measurements. Sound level meters (SLMs) are designed for this purpose, but these are technical instruments that are not typically available in recreational settings and require training to ...
Craun Sarah W SW a United States Marshals - - 2014
Abstract Professionals in the area of sexual violence often use humor, both light-hearted and gallows humor, in an attempt to counteract the effects of the work on their well-being. There is little research, however, on whether the use of humor is effective in reducing symptoms of secondary traumatic stress (STS). ...
Weiss William M WM 1Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,Baltimore,Maryland - - 2014
Introduction The 2010 Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods were similar in their massive human impact. Although the specific events were very different, the humanitarian response to disasters is supposed to achieve the same ends. This paper contrasts the disaster effects and aims to contrast the medium-term response. In January 2011, ...
Christiansson Maria M Medical Radiation Physics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, 205 02, Malmö, Sweden, - - 2014
The aim of this work was to determine how a latent optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal in irradiated household salt is preserved under various ambient conditions, from the time of exposure to the time of signal readout. The following parameters were examined: optical fading in fluorescent light and under darkroom ...
Kardous Chucri A CA National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 ckardous@cdc.gov, - - 2014
This study reports on the accuracy of smartphone sound measurement applications (apps) and whether they can be appropriately employed for occupational noise measurements. A representative sample of smartphones and tablets on various platforms were acquired, more than 130 iOS apps were evaluated but only 10 apps met our selection criteria. ...
Koudou Benjamin G BG Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK. - - 2014
The difficulty of accurately assessing LLIN use has led us to test electronic data logging motion detectors to provide quantitative data on household LLIN usage. The main movements associated with an LLIN when appropriately used for malaria control were characterised under laboratory conditions. Data output from motion detectors attached to ...
Sharkey Patrick - - 2014
Ethnographic studies of the black middle class focus attention on the ways in which residential environments condition the experiences of different segments of the black class structure. This study places these arguments in a larger demographic context by providing a national analysis of neighborhood inequality and spatial inequality of different ...
Guan Jian J Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
AL amyloidosis is the consequence of clonal production of amyloidogenic immunoglobulin light chain (LC) proteins, often resulting in a rapidly progressive and fatal amyloid cardiomyopathy. Recent work has found that amyloidogenic LC directly initiate a cardio-toxic response underlying the pathogenesis of the cardiomyopathy; however, the mechanisms that contribute to this ...
Meier Kimberly K Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, 2136 West Mall, Vancouver, B.C, Canada, V6T 1Z4. Electronic address: - - 2013
The typical development of motion perception is commonly assessed with tests of global motion integration using random dot kinematograms. There are discrepancies, however, with respect to when typically-developing children reach adult-like performance on this task, ranging from as early as 3 years to as late as 12 years. To address ...
Yu Tzu-Ying TY Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2013
We developed and validated a technique for measuring global motion perception in 2-year-old children, and assessed the relationship between global motion perception and other measures of visual function. Random dot kinematogram (RDK) stimuli were used to measure motion coherence thresholds in 366 children at risk of neurodevelopmental problems at 24 ...
Mašović Draško B - - 2013
A standard proposal for rating airborne sound insulation in buildings [ISO 16717-1 (2012)] defines the reference noise spectra. Since their shapes influence the calculated values of single-number descriptors, reference spectra should approximate well typical noise spectra in buildings. There is, however, very little data in the existing literature on a ...
Chudyk Anna M - - 2013
We investigated the use of Street View to audit the presence of built environment features that support older adults' walking. Two raters conducted virtual (Street View) and in-the-field audits of 48 street segments surrounding urban and suburban assisted living sites in Metro Vancouver, Canada. We determined agreement using absolute agreement. ...
Tandon Pooja S - - 2013
Being outdoors may have health benefits including being more physically active. Understanding the relationship between outdoor time and health is hampered by the difficulty of measuring outdoor time. To examine the accuracy and validity of light-sensor and GPS methods for quantifying outdoor time among those aged 3-5 years at child ...
Bryan Elizabeth - - 2012
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are particularly vulnerable to climate change, given dependence on agricultural production and limited adaptive capacity. Based on farm household and Participatory Rural Appraisal data collected from districts in various agroecological zones in Kenya, this paper examines farmers' perceptions of climate change, ongoing adaptation measures, and factors ...
Li Yue - - 2012
The near field signal redundancy algorithm for phase-aberration correction is sensitive to tissue motion because several separated transmissions are usually needed to acquire a set of common-midpoint signals. If tissues are moving significantly due to, for example, heart beats, the effects of tissue motion on common-midpoint signals need to be ...
Park Jung-Hoon - - 2012
We demonstrate controlled wavelength-dependent light focusing through turbid media using wavefront shaping. Due to the dispersion caused by multiple light scattering, light propagation through turbid media can be independently controlled between different wavelengths. Foci with various wavelengths can be generated by applying different optimized wavefronts to a highly scattering layer. ...
Pottier Pierre - - 2012
A concave diffraction grating for integrated optics is constructed by replacing the reflective metallic part by multiple thin elements of metal, each partially reflecting the light, arranged in elliptical fashion in order to distribute the diffraction/reflection of light and provide aberration-free focusing by combining the diffraction condition and Bragg condition ...
Lin Shyh-Tsong - - 2012
A shearing interferometer based on using broadband light source, Savart plate, and angular scanning technique is proposed for slope contour measurements in this Letter. Of which, the Savart plate divides the wavefront reflected from the detected surface into two laterally displaced ones, the interference pattern generated by the interference of ...
Kyme Andre - - 2012
Motion-compensated radiotracer imaging of fully conscious rodents represents an important paradigm shift for preclinical investigations. In such studies, if motion tracking is performed through a transparent enclosure containing the awake animal, light refraction at the interface will introduce errors in stereo pose estimation. We have performed a thorough investigation of ...
Ghim Young-Sik - - 2012
White-light interferometry uses a white-light source with a short coherent length that provides a narrowly localized interferogram that is used to measure three-dimensional surface profiles with possible large step heights without 2π-ambiguity. Combining coherence and phase information improves the vertical resolution. But, inconsistencies between phase and coherence occur at highly ...
Wiesner Bernhard - - 2012
White-light interferometry (WLI) on rough surfaces is based on interference from individual speckles. The measurement uncertainty of WLI is limited by a random shift of these individual interference patterns. The statistical error in each measurement point depends on the brightness of the corresponding speckle: a dark speckle yields a larger ...
Xiang Jingsong - - 2012
Standard FFT-based turbulent phase screen generation method has very large errors due to the undersampling of the low frequency components. Subharmonic methods are the main low frequency components compensating methods to improve the accuracy, but the residual errors are still large. In this paper I propose a new low frequency ...
Liang Bo - - 2012
We use adaptive optics (AO) techniques to manipulate the ocular aberrations and elucidate the effects of these ocular aberrations on contrast detection in a noisy background. The detectability of sine wave gratings at frequencies of 4, 8, and 16 circles per degree (cpd) was measured in a standard two-interval force-choice ...
Seno Takeharu - - 2012
Hunger was found to facilitate visually induced illusory upward and downward self-motions (vertical vection), but not illusory self-motion in depth (vection in depth). We propose that the origin of this hunger effect lies in the possibility that vertical self-motions (both real and illusory) are more likely to induce changes in ...
Emami Seyede Faranak - - 2012
Vestibular hearing in human is evoked as a result of the auditory sensitivity of the saccule to low-frequency high-intensity tone. The objective was to investigate the relationship between vestibular hearing using cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) and speech processing via word recognition scores in white noise (WRSs in wn). Intervention ...
Emami Seyede Faranak - - 2012
Objectives. Vestibular hearing as an auditory sensitivity of the saccule in the human ear is revealed by cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs). The range of the vestibular hearing lies in the low frequency. Also, the amplitude of an auditory brainstem response component depends on the amount of synchronized neural ...
Artal Pablo - - 2012
Eyes with distant objects in focus in daylight are thought to become myopic in dim light. This phenomenon, often called "night myopia" has been studied extensively for several decades. However, despite its general acceptance, its magnitude and causes are still controversial. A series of experiments were performed to understand night ...
Lam Nicholas L - - 2012
Kerosene has been an important household fuel since the mid-19th century. In developed countries its use has greatly declined because of electrification. However, in developing countries, kerosene use for cooking and lighting remains widespread. This review focuses on household kerosene uses, mainly in developing countries, their associated emissions, and their ...
Langers Dave R M - - 2012
The pathophysiology underlying tinnitus, a hearing disorder characterized by the chronic perception of phantom sound, has been related to aberrant plastic reorganization of the central auditory system. More specifically, tinnitus is thought to involve changes in the tonotopic representation of sound. In the present study we used high-resolution functional magnetic ...
López-Gil Norberto N Facultad de Óptica y Optometría, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain. - - 2012
First described during the 18th century, the cause of night myopia remains a controversial topic. Whereas several explanations have been suggested in the literature, particularly related with accommodation or chromatic shift in scotopic light conditions, no definitive explanation for its aetiology has been provided. We describe an experiment in which ...
Lappe Markus M Institute of Psychology, University of Muenster, 48149 Münster, Germany. - - 2011
When humans use vision to gauge the travel distance of an extended forward movement, they often underestimate the movement's extent. This underestimation can be explained by leaky path integration, an integration of the movement to obtain distance. Distance underestimation occurs because this integration is imperfect and contains a leak that ...
Lee Der-Song - - 2011
This study explored the effect of TV size, illumination, and viewing angle on preferred viewing distance in high-definition liquid crystal display televisions (HDTV). Results showed that the mean preferred viewing distance was 2856 mm. TV size and illumination significantly affected preferred viewing distance. The larger the screen size, the greater the ...
Duan Lian - - 2011
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have attracted great attention because of their potential applications in full-color displays and solid-state lights. In the continual effort to search for ideal materials for OLEDs, small molecules with bipolar transporting character are extremely attractive as they offer the possibility to achieve efficient and stable OLEDs ...
Duan Lian - - 2011
Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have attracted great attention because of their potential applications in full-color displays and solid-state lights. In the continual effort to search for ideal materials for OLEDs, small molecules with bipolar transporting character are extremely attractive as they offer the possibility to achieve efficient and stable OLEDs ...
Fry Nicole L - - 2011
Nitric oxide (NO) can induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) at micromolar or higher doses. Although cell death via NO-induced apoptosis has been studied quite extensively, the targeted delivery of such doses of NO to infected or malignant tissues has not been achieved. The primary obstacle is indiscriminate NO release from ...
Leung Tsz-wing TW Centre for Myopia Research, School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong - - 2011
To validate a novel ultrasonic sensor for logging reading distances. In addition, this device was used to compare the habitual reading distances between low and high myopes. First, the stability and sensitivity of the ultrasonic device were determined by repeated measures using artificial targets. Then, thirty Hong Kong Chinese (20-30 ...
Sharbati Mohammad Taghi - - 2011
In this paper, two new organic light emitting diodes in near infrared (NIR) range were fabricated based on acceptor-donor-acceptor (A-D-A) and donor-acceptor-donor (D-A-D) oligomers. We found that, the electroluminescent (EL) spectra of these oligomers which have the wavelength range from 900 to 1150 nm. The maximum external quantum efficiencies (EQE) ...
Ludewig Paula M - - 2011
Shoulder impingement is a common condition presumed to contribute to rotator cuff disease. Impingement can occur externally with the coracoacromial arch or internally with the glenoid rim. Normal scapulothoracic motions that occur during arm elevation include upward rotation, posterior tilting, and either internal or external rotation. These scapulothoracic motions and ...
Maouene Josita J Grand Valley State University, - - 2011
Many of the verbs that young children learn early have been characterized as 'light.' However, there is no agreed upon definition of 'lightness' and no useable metric that could be applied to a wide array of verbs. This article provides evidence for one metric by which the 'lightness' of early-learned ...
Wang Ruobing - - 2011
Enhanced white-light emission was achieved by loading green- and red-light-emitting donor-acceptor pairs in the separate micellar cores and blue-light-emitting polymers around their periphery. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer was enabled between a donor and an acceptor in cores, but was suppressed among these three light-emitting species by micellar coronas, which resulted ...
Oliver Gretchen D - - 2010
It was the purpose of our study to examine the kinematics of the pelvis and torso and determine their relationship to the kinematics of the shoulder in high-school baseball pitchers. A single group, repeated-measures design was used to collect pelvis, torso, and shoulder kinematics throughout the pitching motion. Subjects threw ...
Massimini Daniel F - - 2011
Measuring the motion of the scapula and humerus with sub-millimeter levels of accuracy in six-degrees-of-freedom (6-DOF) is a challenging problem. The current methods to measure shoulder joint motion via the skin do not produce clinically significant levels of accuracy. Thus, the purpose of this study was to validate a non-invasive ...
Kaplan Kevin M KM Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California, - - 2011
There is an assumption that baseball athletes who reside in warm-weather climates experience larger magnitude adaptations in throwing shoulder motion and strength compared with their peers who reside in cold-weather climates. (1) The warm-weather climate (WWC) group would exhibit more pronounced shoulder motion and strength adaptations than the cold-weather climate ...
Ropars M - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate two methods of clinical assessment for external rotation of the shoulder to optimise the diagnosis of hyperlaxity in patients being selected for surgery for stabilisation of chronic anterior instability. External rotation was evaluated in 70 healthy student volunteers by two examiners (intertester ...
Bourne Douglas A - - 2011
Abnormal scapular movement is widely believed to be an important factor in clinical pathology of the shoulder joint complex. Validated non-invasive techniques for measuring scapular movement have been developed, but the effect of marker placement on accuracy is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy and ...
Goins Anna M - - 2011
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to describe horizontal and vertical translation of the elbow and elbow angle in two planes and three speeds during manual wheelchair overground propulsion in individuals with tetraplegia. Methods. Seven individuals with tetraplegia who used manual wheelchairs wheeled overground at three different speeds were recruited for ...
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