Development of a user needs-based telepresence robot for consultation.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study holds significance as it systemized user needs, applied them to a new medical technology's components and functions, and provided a technology development process that could improve usability. PMID: 31476189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - August 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lee HS, Kim J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Lateral transfer assist robot (LTAR): Development of a proof-of-concept prototype.
CONCLUSION: The LTAR was found to be effective for home use and reducing burden of transfer. PMID: 31476187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tatemoto T, Saitoh E, Tanabe S, Koyama S, Kumazawa N, Furuzawa S, Kato T, Yoshimuta H, Torii K, Kiyono K, Otaka Y, Kanada Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Pilot study of the microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee with a novel hydraulic damper.
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee could meet the demands of walking. PMID: 31476188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - August 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zhang Y, Cao W, Yu H, Meng Q, Chen W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Gait analysis in hemiplegic stroke survivors who used the one-arm motorized walker.
This study aimed to investigate the effect of using the one-arm motorized walker, a hemi-walker developed to assist hemiplegic stroke survivors in gait training and activities of daily living, on the improvement in gait ability in hemiplegic stroke survivors. METHODS: Eleven hemiplegic stroke survivors who met the inclusion criteria were included. The participants were instructed to walk thrice using traditional walking aids on a gait mat and then to walk thrice using the one-arm motorized walker. During each walk, spatiotemporal gait parameters, including velocity, cadence, step length, stride length, single support ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - July 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Pyo S, Cho KH, Kwon S, Lee D, Song S, Lee G Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy in flexor tendon pathology of the hand: A feasibility study.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study demonstrate that rESWs can penetrate soft tissues including the flexor tendons of human cadaveric fingers. rESWT should be considered as a valuable potential therapeutic option of different finger pathologies. Further studies focusing on the clinical application of rESWT for finger pathologies are required. PMID: 31282446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - July 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lutter C, Schöffl V, Hotfiel T, Schmitz C, Milz S, Strohm P Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The impact mechanism of controlling system in hospitals on quality of care: A study on clinical practice in China.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Quality control system is one of the hospital information systems. The adoption of quality control system increases the work efficiency; however, to some extent, it also increases the workload for physicians. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the impacts of the quality control system on quality of care (e.g., process and outcome performance). METHODS: Our study collected physicians' behavior information from a large urban hospital in China. We constructed the fixed-effect model to examine the relationship between the quality control system adoption and quality of...
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Guo X, Wu X, Li Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Development of a periodontitis risk assessment model for primary care providers in an interdisciplinary setting.
CONCLUSIONS: A predictive model with high sensitivity and specificity to stratify individuals into low and high PD risk tiers was developed. Validation in other populations will inform translational value of this approach and its potential applicability as clinical decision support tool. PMID: 31282445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shimpi N, McRoy S, Zhao H, Wu M, Acharya A Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Automatic epileptic seizure classification in multichannel EEG time series with linear discriminant analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our proposed method can serve as an auxiliary tool for clinicians who wish to make clinical decisions and reduces the burden of detecting epileptic seizures. PMID: 31282443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - June 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Gao Y, Zhao Z, Chen Y, Mahara G, Huang J, Lin Z, Zhang J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Design of equipment for preparing drug-eluting stents with single-sided coating.
CONCLUSIONS: The design of the equipment introduced in this article meets the requirements for preparing drug-eluting stents. PMID: 31156186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shu Y, Ye P, Zhang J, Chang Z Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Antibacterial effect of traditional food ingredients for healthcare on Helicobacter pylori.
CONCLUSIONS: The study results on antibacterial effect of traditional food ingredients of vegetables and herbs on H. pylori showed that Scutellaria baicalensis, Annona muricata and Agrimonia pilosa can be considered as healthcare functional materials through the inhibition of H. Pylori. PMID: 31156188 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lee JH, Park JS Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Recent trends in anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory studies in modern health care.
CONCLUSION: In this paper, we would like to delve into the possibility of using natural components with natural lipid-lowering effect, and systematically and practically study if they can actually be helpful to develop new cosmetic products. PMID: 31156189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Na EJ, Kim DJ, Kim JH, Kim GR Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Developing a random forest classifier for predicting the depression and managing the health of caregivers supporting patients with Alzheimer's Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: It was proved that the developed random forest-based App for predicting and managing the depression of dementia caregivers used an algorithm that has a high predictive power. It is required to develop a customized home care system that can prevent and manage the depression of the caregiver. PMID: 31156190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Byeon H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The effects of diabetes on mental health in South Korean adults.
This study aimed to determine the effects of diabetes on mental health (Patient Health Questionnaire-9: PHQ-9). METHODS: A secondary data analysis of cross-sectional design based on the raw data from KNHANES VII-1 was performed, which were disclosed by MOHW and KCDC. Of 8,150 respondents, 5,661 respondents aged ⩾ 20 years were included, thus excluding 2,489 respondents. Data were analyzed using an SPSS version 20.0 program. RESULTS: The respondents scored high for diabetes diagnosis status (3.65), suicide planning status for a year (8.56), mental problem counseling for a year (7.80), and the degree of daily str...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lee YH, Park SS Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Development and evaluation of NRMIS (Nursing  Resources Management Information System) for managing healthcare resources.
CONCLUSION: It was confirmed that this system contributed to an enhancement of the working process speed, efficiency, and accuracy by simplifying the works which were the purposes of the nursing information system, which changes dynamically, to support decision making on the management of effective and flexible nurse resources. PMID: 31156192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Moon WH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The effect of antioxidant and whitening action on Plantago asiatica L. leaf ethanol extract for health care.
CONCLUSION: P. asiatica L. leaf ethanol extracts are expected to be developed as whitening cosmeceutical ingredients and as health care ingredients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. PMID: 31156193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yoon MY, Kim HJ, Lee SJ Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A study on the relationship between intrauterine device type and processing period and reproductive tract infections.
Abstract The intrauterine device (IUD) has corresponding side effects including reproductive tract infectious diseases, irregular vaginal bleeding, menoxenia, lower abdominal pain, pain in the lumbosacral region and ectopic gestation. A prior study conducted by Bhatia and Cleland reflected that contraceptive usage was one of the factors that influence the occurrence of RTIs in South India. Although many studies have been conducted in various parts of different countries with the aim to document the prevalence of RTIs and its risk factors, there remains a lack of sizable literature for Chinese women who use specifi...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sun L, Guo M, Li H, Deng Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Evaluating medical images using deep convolutional neural networks: A simulated CT phantom image study.
CONCLUSIONS: An image quality evaluation method using artificial intelligence will be useful for clinical images and different image quality indices in the future. PMID: 31156187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Norio H, Tomoko M, Yusuke S, Haruyuki W, Toshihiro O, Akio O Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The Kellgren and Lawrence Score as a helpful tool for the indication for total disc replacement at the cervical spine.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Several studies showed encouraging results after total disc replacement (TDR) in patients with cervical-brachial syndrome (CBS). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to supplement the existing documentation of results after total disc replacement and to underline the importance of the correct indication. METHODS: The clinical and radiological outcome of 34 patients was evaluated in a 2-year follow-up by several parameters as the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain, the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the Kellgren and Lawrence Score. RESULTS: The median values for NDI changed fr...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Struwe C, Bornemann R, Schildberg FA, Wirtz DC, Pflugmacher R, Rommelspacher Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Complexity-based classification of EEG signal in normal subjects and patients with epilepsy.
Abstract Analysis of human brain activity is an important topic in human neuroscience. Human brain activity can be studied by analyzing the electroencephalography (EEG) signal. In this way, scientists have employed several techniques that investigate nonlinear dynamics of EEG signals. Fractal theory as a promising technique has shown its capabilities to analyze the nonlinear dynamics of time series. Since EEG signals have fractal patterns, in this research we analyze the variations of fractal dynamics of EEG signals between four datasets that were collected from healthy subjects with open-eyes and close-eyes condi...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Namazi H, Aghasian E, Ala TS Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Effect of customisation, root canal reshaping and acid etching on push out bond strength of fiber post in flared, MTA repaired root canal.
CONCLUSIONS: Customized FRC post with 37% H3PO4 etching is advised for the flared and MTA repaired root canals. PMID: 31104033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Haralur SB, AlQarni AS, Asiri MA, Asiri AK Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Smartphone-based visual feedback trunk control training for gait ability in stroke patients: A single-blind randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The gait ability of stroke patients is highly related with trunk control. Studies that addressed the effects of trunk control training using visual feedback on gait parameters of stroke patients are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of smartphone-based visual feedback trunk control training for improvement of trunk control and spatio-temporal gait parameter in stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-four stroke patients participated in this study. Participants were randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups. Both groups completed conven...
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shin DC Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Pedobarography shows no differences in gait after talar fractures.
CONCLUSIONS: Fractures of the talus lead to dissatisfaction, pain and malfunction. However, a change in gait pattern could not be proved. PMID: 31104035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - May 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fenwick A, Kröger N, Jovic S, Hölscher-Doht S, Meffert R, Jansen H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Analysis of failure factors in retrograde wire-guided intervention for chronic total occlusion.
CONCLUSION: Based on the present study, the success rate of retrograde approach for CTO was negatively correlated with the number of diseased vessels and collateral circulation. It was furthermore of importance whether anterograde intervention for CTO target vessels was previously performed and whether other vessels beside CTO vessels were intervened, which were also risk factors. PMID: 31104031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tian B, Jing QM, Dong H, Guan SY, Wang G, Xu K, Liu HW, Wang B, Sui LY Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Survival rate prediction of breast cancer patients of 0-IV stages with and without radiotherapy via a revised Taylor series expansion algorithm: A population-based study in Taiwan.
CONCLUSIONS: The revised algorithm successfully interpreted the breast cancer patients' survival rate at stages 0-IV and evaluated the necessity of radiotherapy for patients at various stages as well. PMID: 31045531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chiu SW, Peng JF, Wang TH, Pan LF, Pan LK Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Inverse kinematic analysis and trajectory planning of a modular upper limb rehabilitation exoskeleton.
CONCLUSIONS: The developed inverse kinematics algorithm and trajectory planning method are effective. PMID: 31045532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Li G, Fang Q, Xu T, Zhao J, Cai H, Zhu Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Ultrawide-angle optical system design for light-emitting-diode-based ophthalmology and dermatology applications.
CONCLUSIONS: We have designed an ultrawide-angle optical system for compact optical systems that are suitable for high-performance ophthalmology and dermatology applications. PMID: 31045533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Choi H, Jo J, Ryu JM, Yeom JY Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Comparison of support vector machines based on particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithm in sleep staging.
CONCLUSION: Both optimization algorithms can improve the accuracy of SVM for sleep staging and better results based on GA in the experiment. PMID: 31045534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Geng D, Zhao J, Dong J, Jiang X Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Thermo-responsive hydrogel as an anti-VEGF drug-delivery system to inhibit retinal angiogenesis in Rex rabbits.
CONCLUSIONS: Bevacizumab released from mPEG-PLGA-BOX (bevacizumab) solution suppressed angiogenesis, and mPEG-PLGA-BOX can be considered as a novel thermo-responsive hydrogel with potential as a gelling carrier for extended bevacizumab drug release to treat intraocular neovascular diseases. PMID: 31045535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Hu CC, Chiu YC, Chaw JR, Chen CF, Liu HW Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Development of a visual information to auditory information transformation system for ambulation assistance.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that Visual System as a product can assist the visually impaired in their daily functioning. PMID: 31045536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kim JH, Park JE, Ji IH, Won CH, Lee JM, Jo JH, Park YJ, Nah JW Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Voluntary wheel running delays brain atrophy in aged mice.
CONCLUSIONS: The results provide new insights into exercise induced brain plasticity in aged animals. PMID: 31045537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Lin L, Fu Z, Wu Y, Wu S Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Predicting subcellular localization of multisite proteins using differently weighted multi-label k-nearest neighbors sets.
CONCLUSION: This method can help to more comprehensively predict protein subcellular localization toward better understanding protein function, thereby bridging the gap between theory and application toward improved identification and monitoring of drug targets. PMID: 31045538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jiang Z, Wang D, Wu P, Chen Y, Shang H, Wang L, Xie H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A three-dimensional finite element analysis of the effect of archwire characteristics on the self-ligating orthodontic tooth movement of the canine.
CONCLUSION: The archwire characteristics (round archwire, rectangular archwire, cross-section area, and friction coefficient) exhibited different effects on the tooth translation, rotation, and inclination. Our results can assist in the improvement of the self-ligating orthodontic treatment. PMID: 31045539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cai Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Study on the prediction of the contamination symptoms in the fermentation process of Chlortetracycline based on soft sensor modeling method.
CONCLUSIONS: The method proposed in this paper is innovative and practical so that field operators can issue early warning and take effective measures. PMID: 31045540 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sun Y, Tang L, Sun Q, Wang M, Han X, Chen X Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Gefitinib-coated balloon inhibits the excessive hyperplasia of intima after vascular injuries through PI3K/AKT pathway.
CONCLUSIONS: Gefitinib-coated balloons were able to suppress the excessive proliferation in the common carotid arterial intima of rats more effectively than the paclitaxel-coated ones. The underlying mechanism may cover the PI3K/AKT signal pathway. PMID: 31045551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tang F, Liu M, Zeng O, Tan W, Long J, Liu S, Yang J, Chu C Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Lower extremity kinematics during forward heel-slip.
CONCLUSIONS: The characteristics or differences in the angular kinematics of lower extremity during unexpected slips in the present study demonstrate possible causes for slip-induced falls. PMID: 31045552 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kim S, Joo KS, Liu J, Sohn JH Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

The effects of dexamethasone on 17 β-HSD1 levels at the rat optic nerve.
This study sheds light on understanding of the relationship among DEX, 17β-HSD presence and distribution of visual neural systems. At the same time, DEX treatment affects the athletic ability and memory of the animals. Compared with the control group, the experimental group showed slow response to stimulation, inertia, depression, cowardice and lack of appetite. The results of ethology experiments showed that all the parameters decreased by 15-30%. PMID: 31045553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu C, Xu G, Gong P, Wang Z Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A TCM acupoints ranking approach towards post-stroke dysphagia based on an improved MCTS decision method.
Abstract Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) multiple-acupoints stimulation is widely used to improve dysphagia among post-stroke patients. However, prior research in evidence-based acupuncture mostly focused on the treatment effects of single acupoint's on dysphagia, while the evidence of optimal sequence of multiple-acupoints stimulation remains limited. In this paper, we developed an evaluation method of hybrid knowledge (deterministic knowledge and the experiential group decision knowledge) sequential decision based on segmentation mechanism of sub-sequence fragments, and then, we proposed a Monte Carlo Tree Se...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Su C, Han P, Jiang B, Liu C, Chen J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

A SEMG-angle model based on HMM for human robot interaction.
CONCLUSIONS: SEMG signals have some characteristic properties which is similar to a quasi-stationary filtered white noise stochastic process, the structure of HMMs makes it ideally suited for classification and modeling SEMG signals, and the results of this study show that it can achieve a better performance than the commonly used methods (BP and RBF). PMID: 31045555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chen Y, Liang L, Wu M, Dong Q Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Chromatic aberration free reflective mirror-based optical system design for multispectral photoacoustic instruments.
CONCLUSIONS: The designed optical system using a reflective mirror can provide multispectral optical sources (such as infrared, visible, and ultraviolet optical lights) with only one light ray path, without any chromatic aberrations. PMID: 31045556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Choi H, Ju YJ, Jo JH, Ryu JM Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Entropy analysis of heart rate variability and its application to recognize major depressive disorder: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: Monitoring of HRV complexity changes when a subject experiences autonomic arousal and recovery can potentially facilitate objective depression recognition. PMID: 31045557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Byun S, Kim AY, Jang EH, Kim S, Choi KW, Yu HY, Jeon HJ Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Design of a dual-coil type electromagnetic actuator for implantable bone conduction hearing devices.
CONCLUSIONS: By comparing the measured results with the finite element analysis results, we confirmed the validity of the proposed actuator design. PMID: 31045559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shin DH, Seong KW, Jung ES, Cho JH, Lee KY Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Assessment of the risk factors in the daily life of stroke patients based on an optimized decision tree.
CONCLUSIONS: It is anticipated that the proposed system could help in reducing the risk, mortality, and disability of stroke, and provide clinical decision support for the treatment of stroke. PMID: 31045550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shao Z, Chen C, Chen W, Li W, Ren H, Chen W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Study on the mechanism of TMRK Electroacupuncture in repairing synaptic plasticity in amygdala and hippocampus to relieve fear memory in PTSD rats.
CONCLUSIONS: The effect of TMRK electro-acupuncture method on the regression of fear memory of PTSD rats may be through its repair of synaptic plasticity in amygdala and hippocampus. PMID: 31045558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Li M, Li K, Zhang H, Jiang Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Experimental study on healthy volunteers based on magnetic induction brain edema monitoring system.
CONCLUSIONS: We preliminarily verify that the system can be used for cerebral edema monitoring. PMID: 31045546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Xu J, Li G, Zhao S, Chen M, Chen J, Xu L, Wang F, Bai Z, Qin M, Sun J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Prediction of atrial fibrillation using the recurrence complex network of body surface potential mapping signals.
CONCLUSIONS: The recurrence complex network is a useful and convenient way to evaluate the nonlinear properties of the BSPMs in patients with AF. It has good immunity to the lead position and has a potential role in the understanding of predicting the recurrence of AF. PMID: 31045547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Bai B, Li X, Yang C, Chen X, Wang X, Wu Z Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Expression and subcellular localization of HSPC117 in min pig tissues and the PK15 cell line.
This study was designed to identify the level of HSPC117 mRNA expression in 10 min pig tissue samples and HSPC117 subcellular localization in the PK15 cell line. METHODS: In this study, 10 tissue samples of min pigs were collected, and EGFP-HSPC117 vectors were constructed to express EGFP-HSPC117 fusion proteins in PK15 cells. RESULTS: HSPC117 mRNA was expressed in all of the tissue samples, although the levels of expression in fat and lung tissues were significantly lower than in other tissues (P
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ma H, Fu B, Zhang X, Wang L, Li Z, Liu D Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

H2S attenuates the myocardial fibrosis in diabetic rats through modulating PKC-ERK1/2MAPK signaling pathway.
CONCLUSION: The myocardial fibrosis in DM rats can be attenuated effectively by exogenous H2S, and the underlying mechanism is likely to regulating PKC-ERK1/2MAPK signaling pathway, improving the MMPs/TIMPs expression dysregulation and inhibiting inflammatory reaction. PMID: 31045549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Technology and Health Care)
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Long J, Liu M, Liu S, Tang F, Tan W, Xiao T, Chu C, Yang J Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Comparison of Tibial Tuberosity-Trochlear Groove (TT-TG) distances between different anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions-a retrospective clinical and imaging study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed that compared with single-bundle (SB) precedures, double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction perform better. OBJECTIVE: To make assurance that distance of TT-TG may be altered along with ACL rupture and reconstruction. METHODS: Imaging study of 201 patients's related cases by MRI and CT scans. RESULTS: Compared with the intact knee's overall mean TT-TG value, the mean overall pre/postoperative TT-TG values showed a significant difference. For SB reconstruction, the mean pre/postoperative TT-TG values were 15.67± 2.46 mm and ...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu J, Wang J, Tao L, Liu C, Wang Y, Wei B, Li P, Bao HR, Ma B, Qi Y, Xu Y Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Tumor cell pH detection based on fluorescence characteristics of CdSe quantum dots.
Abstract The incidence of cancers has increased year by year and the early diagnosis for cancer is important to prevent cancers. Due to abnormal metabolism of tumor cells, the acidification of extracellular environment is an important feature for cancer cells. To achieve efficient and accurate pH measurement, this paper proposes a new detection method based on the fluorescence characteristics of CdSe quantum dots detection, which uses CdSe QDs with unique optical properties as sensitive substances for pH detection. PBS buffer (0.2 mol/L) with different pH has been used to simulate cell metabolites at differen...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Liu Q, Zheng C, Zhao H, Wang K, Tao W Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research

Maximal information coefficient applied to differentially expressed genes identification: A feasibility study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The main obstacle encountered in microarray technology is how to mine the valuable information under the profiles and study the genes function. OBJECTIVE: Maximal information coefficient (MIC) is a novel, non-parametric statistic that has been successfully applied to genome-wide association studies and differentially gene and miRNA expression analysis. However, the data used in these applications are not gold standard but real data. METHODS: Therefore, this study attempts to test the feasibility of MIC for differentially expressed gene identification with simulation data. RESULT...
Source: Technology and Health Care - April 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yang D, Liu H Tags: Technol Health Care Source Type: research