Isaac Merritt

  • Dromedaries (Camelus dromedaries) are considered to be a good source of milk and meat, and are used for other purposes such as transportation and sport racing (Abbas et al., 2013). In the wake of global threats occasioned by climate change, the need for research to improve and diversify camel production is urgent. Trends indicate that camel…[Read more]

  • AcknowledgmentsThis work was supported by operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Grant number FRN 12172) and Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions. JRS is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Molecular Virology. The funders played no role in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the r…[Read more]

  • Isaac Merritt posted an update 4 weeks ago

    Influenza A viruses of the H5 subtype are usually detected in low prevalence from dabbling ducks and often account for <1% of detected IAVs (Wilcox et al., 2011). However, local variation in the prevalence of H5 IAVs in ducks has been reported (Lindsay et al., 2013). The high H5 antibody prevalence we detected in Canada geese is not understood,…[Read more]

  • Isaac Merritt posted an update 1 month ago

    As well as being affected by the presence of organic matter and, potentially, temperature, the activity of disinfectants can also be affected by pH, with the activity of phenols/cresols, hypochlorites and iodides reported to decrease as environmental pH increases, and activity of QACs and aldehydes reported to increase (Maillard, 2013). The pH of…[Read more]

  • The main goal of this aldehyde dehydrogenase article is to demonstrate how a distributed approach based on V2V communications provided by CV technology can be used to mitigate the FCE. Our distributed TrafficEQ system combines traffic information crowd-sourcing via V2V communication with autonomous route guidance, in which a route choice is made…[Read more]

  • Figure 2. Representative sequential chest radiographs and the graphs of excursion and peak motion of the diaphragms obtained by chest dynamic radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”). (a) Radiograph of the resting end-expiratory position. (b) Radiograph of the resting end-inspiratory position. (c) Graph showing the vertical excursions and the…[Read more]

  • Our study demonstrated that the average excursions of the bilateral arginase inhibitor during tidal breathing (right: 11.0 mm, 95% CI 10.4 to 11.6 mm; left: 14.9 mm, 95% CI 14.2 to 15.5 mm) were numerically less than those during forced breathing in previous studies using other modalities 2; 7 ;  8. Using fluoroscopy, Alexander reported that the…[Read more]

  • Multiple linear regression analysis using all variables as factors (Model 1) demonstrated that weight, BMI, and tidal volume were independently associated with the bilateral excursion of the diaphragms (all P < 0.05) after adjusting for other clinical variables, including age, gender, smoking history, height, VC, %VC, FEV1, FEV1%, and %FEV1. There…[Read more]

  • Pulmonary Function TestsThe pulmonary function tests were performed in all participants on the same day of the imaging study. Parameters of pulmonary function tests were measured according to the American Thoracic Society guidelines 20 ;  21 using a pulmonary function instrument with computer processing (DISCOM-21 FX, Chest MI Co, Tokyo,…[Read more]

  • Figure 1. Flow diagram of the study population.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload high-quality image (83 K)Download as PowerPoint slideImaging Protocol of Dynamic Chest Radiology (“Dynamic X-Ray Phrenicography”)Posteroanterior dynamic chest radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”) was performed using a prototype system (Konica…[Read more]

  • Pulmonary Function TestsThe pulmonary function tests were performed in all participants on the same day of the imaging study. Parameters of pulmonary function tests were measured according to the American Thoracic Society guidelines 20 ;  21 using a pulmonary function instrument with computer processing (DISCOM-21 FX, Chest MI Co, Tokyo,…[Read more]

  • Figure 2. Representative sequential chest radiographs and the graphs of excursion and peak motion of the diaphragms obtained by chest dynamic radiography (“dynamic X-ray phrenicography”). (a) Radiograph of the resting end-expiratory position. (b) Radiograph of the resting end-inspiratory position. (c) Graph showing the vertical excursions and the…[Read more]

  • Our study demonstrated that the average excursions of the bilateral withaferin a during tidal breathing (right: 11.0 mm, 95% CI 10.4 to 11.6 mm; left: 14.9 mm, 95% CI 14.2 to 15.5 mm) were numerically less than those during forced breathing in previous studies using other modalities 2; 7 ;  8. Using fluoroscopy, Alexander reported that the…[Read more]

  • Our study demonstrated that the average excursions of the bilateral glutathione peroxidase during tidal breathing (right: 11.0 mm, 95% CI 10.4 to 11.6 mm; left: 14.9 mm, 95% CI 14.2 to 15.5 mm) were numerically less than those during forced breathing in previous studies using other modalities 2; 7 ;  8. Using fluoroscopy, Alexander reported that…[Read more]

  • Isaac Merritt posted an update 2 months ago

    Our study demonstrated that the average excursions of the bilateral cyp3a inhibitors during tidal breathing (right: 11.0 mm, 95% CI 10.4 to 11.6 mm; left: 14.9 mm, 95% CI 14.2 to 15.5 mm) were numerically less than those during forced breathing in previous studies using other modalities 2; 7 ;  8. Using fluoroscopy, Alexander reported that the…[Read more]

  • Isaac Merritt posted an update 2 months ago

    Pulmonary Function TestsThe pulmonary function tests were performed in all participants on the same day of the imaging study. Parameters of pulmonary function tests were measured according to the American Thoracic Society guidelines 20 ;  21 using a pulmonary function instrument with computer processing (DISCOM-21 FX, Chest MI Co, Tokyo,…[Read more]

  • Isaac Merritt posted an update 2 months ago

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate diaphragmatic motion during tidal breathing in a standing position in a health screening center cohort using dynamic chest radiography in association with participants’ demographic characteristics.Materials and MethodsStudy PopulationThis cross-sectional study was approved by the institutional review…[Read more]

  • Recently, dynamic chest radiography using a flat panel detector (FPD) system with a large field of view was introduced for clinical use. This technique can provide sequential chest radiographs with high temporal resolution during respiration (17), and the ibuprofen msds dose is much lower than that of CT. Also, whereas CT and MRI are performed…[Read more]

  • Image AnalysisThe diaphragmatic motions on sequential chest radiographs (dynamic image data) during tidal breathing were analyzed using prototype software (Konica Minolta, Inc.) installed in an independent workstation (Operating system: Windows 7 Pro SP1; Microsoft, Redmond WA; CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U, 2.20 GHz; memory 16 GB). The edges of the…[Read more]

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate diaphragmatic motion during tidal breathing in a standing position in a health screening center cohort using dynamic chest radiography in association with participants’ demographic characteristics.Materials and MethodsStudy PopulationThis cross-sectional study was approved by the institutional review…[Read more]

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