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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Mathematical modeling of G protein-coupled receptor function: What can we learn from empirical and mechanistic models? Type Book Chapter
  Year 2014 Publication G Protein-Coupled Receptors – Modeling and Simulation Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 796 Issue (up) 3 Pages 159-181  
  Keywords β-arrestin; biased agonism; curve fitting; empirical modeling; evolutionary algorithm; functional selectivity; G protein; GPCR; Hill coefficient; intrinsic efficacy; inverse agonism; mathematical modeling; mechanistic modeling; operational model; parameter optimization; receptor dimer; receptor oligomerization; receptor constitutive activity; signal transduction; two-state model  
  Abstract Empirical and mechanistic models differ in their approaches to the analysis of pharmacological effect. Whereas the parameters of the former are not physical constants those of the latter embody the nature, often complex, of biology. Empirical models are exclusively used for curve fitting, merely to characterize the shape of the E/[A] curves. Mechanistic models, on the contrary, enable the examination of mechanistic hypotheses by parameter simulation. Regretfully, the many parameters that mechanistic models may include can represent a great difficulty for curve fitting, representing, thus, a challenge for computational method development. In the present study some empirical and mechanistic models are shown and the connections, which may appear in a number of cases between them, are analyzed from the curves they yield. It may be concluded that systematic and careful curve shape analysis can be extremely useful for the understanding of receptor function, ligand classification and drug discovery, thus providing a common language for the communication between pharmacologists and medicinal chemists.  
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  ISSN 0065-2598 ISBN 978-94-007-7422-3 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2014 Serial 2197  
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Author Marta Diez-Ferrer; Arturo Morales; Rosa Lopez Lisbona; Noelia Cubero; Cristian Tebe; Susana Padrones; Samantha Aso; Jordi Dorca; Debora Gil; Antoni Rosell edit  url
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  Title Ultrathin Bronchoscopy with and without Virtual Bronchoscopic Navigation: Influence of Segmentation on Diagnostic Yield Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Respiration Abbreviated Journal RES  
  Volume 97 Issue (up) 3 Pages 252-258  
  Keywords Lung cancer; Peripheral lung lesion; Diagnosis; Bronchoscopy; Ultrathin bronchoscopy; Virtual bronchoscopic navigation  
  Abstract Background: Bronchoscopy is a safe technique for diagnosing peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs), and virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) helps guide the bronchoscope to PPLs. Objectives: We aimed to compare the diagnostic yield of VBN-guided and unguided ultrathin bronchoscopy (UTB) and explore clinical and technical factors associated with better results. We developed a diagnostic algorithm for deciding whether to use VBN to reach PPLs or choose an alternative diagnostic approach. Methods: We compared diagnostic yield between VBN-UTB (prospective cases) and unguided UTB (historical controls) and analyzed the VBN-UTB subgroup to identify clinical and technical variables that could predict the success of VBN-UTB. Results: Fifty-five cases and 110 controls were included. The overall diagnostic yield did not differ between the VBN-guided and unguided arms (47 and 40%, respectively; p = 0.354). Although the yield was slightly higher for PPLs ≤20 mm in the VBN-UTB arm, the difference was not significant (p = 0.069). No other clinical characteristics were associated with a higher yield in a subgroup analysis, but an 85% diagnostic yield was observed when segmentation was optimal and the PPL was endobronchial (vs. 30% when segmentation was suboptimal and 20% when segmentation was optimal but the PPL was extrabronchial). Conclusions: VBN-guided UTB is not superior to unguided UTB. A greater impact of VBN-guided over unguided UTB is highly dependent on both segmentation quality and an endobronchial location of the PPL. Segmentation quality should be considered before starting a procedure, when an alternative technique that may improve yield can be chosen, saving time and resources.  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ DML2019 Serial 3134  
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Author Oriol Rodriguez-Leon; Josefina Mauri; Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias; M.Gomez; Antonio Tovar; L.Cano; C.Diego; Carme Julia; Vicente del Valle; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit  openurl
  Title Ecografia Intracoronaria: Segmentacio Automatica de area de la llum Type Journal
  Year 2002 Publication Revista Societat Catalana de Cardiologia Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue (up) 4 Pages 42  
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  Area Expedition Conference XIVe Congres de la Societat Catalana de Cardiologia  
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  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ RMF2002 Serial 435  
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Author Marta Diez-Ferrer; Debora Gil; Elena Carreño; Susana Padrones; Samantha Aso; Vanesa Vicens; Cubero Noelia; Rosa Lopez Lisbona; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Antoni Rosell edit  url
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  Title Positive Airway Pressure-Enhanced CT to Improve Virtual Bronchoscopic Navigation Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Chest Journal Abbreviated Journal CHEST  
  Volume 150 Issue (up) 4 Pages 1003A  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ DGC2016 Serial 3099  
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Author Debora Gil; Oriol Rodriguez-Leon; Petia Radeva; Josepa Mauri edit   pdf
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  Title Myocardial Perfusion Characterization From Contrast Angiography Spectral Distribution Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 27 Issue (up) 5 Pages 641-649  
  Keywords Contrast angiography; myocardial perfusion; spectral analysis.  
  Abstract Despite recovering a normal coronary flow after acute myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention does not guarantee a proper perfusion (irrigation) of the infarcted area. This damage in microcirculation integrity may detrimentally affect the patient survival. Visual assessment of the myocardium opacification in contrast angiography serves to define a subjective score of the microcirculation integrity myocardial blush analysis (MBA). Although MBA correlates with patient prognosis its visual assessment is a very difficult task that requires of a highly expertise training in order to achieve a good intraobserver and interobserver agreement. In this paper, we provide objective descriptors of the myocardium staining pattern by analyzing the spectrum of the image local statistics. The descriptors proposed discriminate among the different phenomena observed in the angiographic sequence and allow defining an objective score of the myocardial perfusion.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRR2008 Serial 1541  
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Author Esmitt Ramirez; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title BronchoX: bronchoscopy exploration software for biopsy intervention planning Type Journal Article
  Year 2018 Publication Healthcare Technology Letters Abbreviated Journal HTL  
  Volume 5 Issue (up) 5 Pages 177–182  
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  Abstract Virtual bronchoscopy (VB) is a non-invasive exploration tool for intervention planning and navigation of possible pulmonary lesions (PLs). A VB software involves the location of a PL and the calculation of a route, starting from the trachea, to reach it. The selection of a VB software might be a complex process, and there is no consensus in the community of medical software developers in which is the best-suited system to use or framework to choose. The authors present Bronchoscopy Exploration (BronchoX), a VB software to plan biopsy interventions that generate physician-readable instructions to reach the PLs. The authors’ solution is open source, multiplatform, and extensible for future functionalities, designed by their multidisciplinary research and development group. BronchoX is a compound of different algorithms for segmentation, visualisation, and navigation of the respiratory tract. Performed results are a focus on the test the effectiveness of their proposal as an exploration software, also to measure its accuracy as a guiding system to reach PLs. Then, 40 different virtual planning paths were created to guide physicians until distal bronchioles. These results provide a functional software for BronchoX and demonstrate how following simple instructions is possible to reach distal lesions from the trachea.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 601.323; 601.337; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ RSB2018a Serial 3132  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Debora Gil; Sandra Pujades; Francesc Carreras edit   pdf
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  Title A Variational Framework for Assessment of the Left Ventricle Motion Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication International Journal Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 3 Issue (up) 6 Pages 76-100  
  Keywords Key words: Left Ventricle Dynamics, Ventricular Torsion, Tagged Magnetic Resonance, Motion Tracking, Variational Framework, Gabor Transform.  
  Abstract Impairment of left ventricular contractility due to cardiovascular diseases is reflected in left ventricle (LV) motion patterns. An abnormal change of torsion or long axis shortening LV values can help with the diagnosis and follow-up of LV dysfunction. Tagged Magnetic Resonance (TMR) is a widely spread medical imaging modality that allows estimation of the myocardial tissue local deformation. In this work, we introduce a novel variational framework for extracting the left ventricle dynamics from TMR sequences. A bi-dimensional representation space of TMR images given by Gabor filter banks is defined. Tracking of the phases of the Gabor response is combined using a variational framework which regularizes the deformation field just at areas where the Gabor amplitude drops, while restoring the underlying motion otherwise. The clinical applicability of the proposed method is illustrated by extracting normality models of the ventricular torsion from 19 healthy subjects.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGC2008a Serial 1058  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Oriol Rodriguez; Josepa Mauri; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Statistical Strategy for Anisotropic Adventitia Modelling in IVUS Type Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 25 Issue (up) 6 Pages 768-778  
  Keywords Corners; T-junctions; Wavelets  
  Abstract Vessel plaque assessment by analysis of intravascular ultrasound sequences is a useful tool for cardiac disease diagnosis and intervention. Manual detection of luminal (inner) and mediaadventitia (external) vessel borders is the main activity of physicians in the process of lumen narrowing (plaque) quantification. Difficult definition of vessel border descriptors, as well as, shades, artifacts, and blurred signal response due to ultrasound physical properties trouble automated adventitia segmentation. In order to efficiently approach such a complex problem, we propose blending advanced anisotropic filtering operators and statistical classification techniques into a vessel border modelling strategy. Our systematic statistical analysis shows that the reported adventitia detection achieves an accuracy in the range of interobserver variability regardless of plaque nature, vessel geometry, and incomplete vessel borders. Index Terms–-Anisotropic processing, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), vessel border segmentation, vessel structure classification.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GHR2006 Serial 1525  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Agnes Borras; Marius George Linguraru; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title Geometric Steerable Medial Maps Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Machine Vision and Applications Abbreviated Journal MVA  
  Volume 24 Issue (up) 6 Pages 1255-1266  
  Keywords Medial Representations ,Medial Manifolds Comparation , Surface , Reconstruction  
  Abstract In order to provide more intuitive and easily interpretable representations of complex shapes/organs, medial manifolds should reach a compromise between simplicity in geometry and capability for restoring the anatomy/shape of the organ/volume. Existing morphological methods show excellent results when applied to 2D objects, but their quality drops across dimensions.
This paper contributes to the computation of medial manifolds in two aspects. First, we provide a standard scheme for the computation of medial manifolds that avoids degenerated medial axis segments. Second, we introduce a continuous operator for accurate and efficient computation of medial structures of arbitrary dimension. We evaluate quantitatively the performance of our method with respect to existing approaches, by applying them to syn- thetic shapes of known medial geometry. We also show its higher performance for medical imaging applications in terms of simplicity of medial structures and capability for reconstructing the anatomical volume.
 
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor Mubarak Shah  
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  ISSN 0932-8092 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 605.203; 600.060; 600.044 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ VGB2013 Serial 2192  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Mechanistic analysis of the function of agonists and allosteric modulators: Reconciling two-state and operational models Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication British Journal of Pharmacology Abbreviated Journal BJP  
  Volume 169 Issue (up) 6 Pages 1189-202  
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  Abstract Two-state and operational models of both agonism and allosterism are compared to identify and characterize common pharmacological parameters. To account for the receptor-dependent basal response, constitutive receptor activity is considered in the operational models. By arranging two-state models as the fraction of active receptors and operational models as the fractional response relative to the maximum effect of the system, a one-by-one correspondence between parameters is found. The comparative analysis allows a better understanding of complex allosteric interactions. In particular, the inclusion of constitutive receptor activity in the operational model of allosterism allows the characterization of modulators able to lower the basal response of the system; that is, allosteric modulators with negative intrinsic efficacy. Theoretical simulations and overall goodness of fit of the models to simulated data suggest that it is feasible to apply the models to experimental data and constitute one step forward in receptor theory formalism.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.044; 605.203 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2013b Serial 2195  
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