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Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Junjie Zhang, Yong Xia, Haoyue Zeng, Yanning ZhangAbstractDetection of pulmonary nodules on chest CT is an essential step in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is critical for best patient care. In this paper, we propose an automated pulmonary nodule detection algorithm, denoted by NODULe, which jointly uses a conventional method for nodule detection and a deep learning model for genuine nodule identification. Specifically, we first use multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters and prior shape and size constraints to detect nodul...
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Yonghua Jiang, Juan Ye, Mukun Zhao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yong Gao, Zheng Lu, Chunlei Wu, Yanling Hu, Qiuyan Wang, Xiaobo Yang, Zengnan MoAbstractBackgroundLow testosterone concentrations have been suggested as a risk factor for hypertension, but their contribution to the development of hypertension is not well studied. We carried out a cohort study based on the results of an earlier cross-sectional investigation. We established the association between testosterone concentrations and hypertension.MethodData on 2427 healthy male subj...
ConclusionLow PNI predicts poor survival in LC patients.
Abstract Reduced peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is a common clinical finding in progressive Chagas disease. However, the disease stage in which functional impairment is detectable remains uncertain. The present study compared functional capacity between healthy controls and patients with different clinical forms of Chagas disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis (PROSPERO database CRD42017058353) was conducted following a search of the MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and LILACS databases from September to December 2017 for articles published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, with no date restrictions. We included st...
Abstract Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a rare virulent coagulase-negative staphylococcus (CoNS) that behaves similarly to Staphylococcus aureus in causing deep abscesses, skin and soft tissue infections, and central nervous system infections. Additionally, there can be certain blood stream infections including sepsis, septic shock, toxic shock syndrome, and endocarditis complicated by embolic events. Reports of septic arthritis of a native joint associated with this organism have been infrequent, justifying the presentation and discussion of this case.
Conclusions: Burning pain relief might predict long-term results for the therapeutic use of MCS in CPSP. The substantia gelatinosa may play an important role in the modulation of pain relief mediated by MCS.Stereotact Funct Neurosurg
A new classification system from ACC/AHA incorporates physiologic factors, not just anatomy alone, which experts say will allow more personalized care of this growing patient population.Medscape Medical News
Caroline Bailey developed a rare bacterial infection and had to have her reproductive organs removed at the tender age of 11. But the 46-year-old from Missouri went on to adopt three children.
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Health Canada has added eight more products to its recall of certain medications containing valsartan, a drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, after probable carcinogens were found in some.