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  • Open Access


    Image Inpainting Technique Incorporating Edge Prior and Attention Mechanism

    Jinxian Bai, Yao Fan*, Zhiwei Zhao, Lizhi Zheng

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.78, No.1, pp. 999-1025, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.044612

    Abstract Recently, deep learning-based image inpainting methods have made great strides in reconstructing damaged regions. However, these methods often struggle to produce satisfactory results when dealing with missing images with large holes, leading to distortions in the structure and blurring of textures. To address these problems, we combine the advantages of transformers and convolutions to propose an image inpainting method that incorporates edge priors and attention mechanisms. The proposed method aims to improve the results of inpainting large holes in images by enhancing the accuracy of structure restoration and the ability to recover texture details. This method divides the inpainting task… More >

  • Open Access



    Nazia Afrina, Yijin Maoa, Yuwen Zhanga,*, J. K. Chena, Robin Ritterb, Alan Lampsonb, Jonathan Stohsc

    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.7, pp. 1-8, 2016, DOI:10.5098/hmt.7.7

    Abstract A three-dimensional numerical simulation is conducted for a complex process in a laser-material system, which involves heat and mass transfer in a compressible gaseous phase and chemical reaction during laser irradiation on a urethane paint coated on a stainless steel substrate. A finite volume method (FVM) with a co-located grid mesh that discretizes the entire computational domain is employed to simulate the heating process. The results show that when the top surface of the paint reaches a threshold temperature of 560 K, the polyurethane starts to decompose through chemical reaction. As a result, combustion products CO2, H2O and NO2 are… More >

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    Multi-Layer Deep Sparse Representation for Biological Slice Image Inpainting

    Haitao Hu1, Hongmei Ma2, Shuli Mei1,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.76, No.3, pp. 3813-3832, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.041416

    Abstract Biological slices are an effective tool for studying the physiological structure and evolution mechanism of biological systems. However, due to the complexity of preparation technology and the presence of many uncontrollable factors during the preparation processing, leads to problems such as difficulty in preparing slice images and breakage of slice images. Therefore, we proposed a biological slice image small-scale corruption inpainting algorithm with interpretability based on multi-layer deep sparse representation, achieving the high-fidelity reconstruction of slice images. We further discussed the relationship between deep convolutional neural networks and sparse representation, ensuring the high-fidelity characteristic of the algorithm first. A novel… More >

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    Physiotherapy, Yoga and Educational Project for Patients Suffering from Pain Due to Hormone Therapy after Breast Cancer: The SKYPE Feasibility Study

    Etude de faisabilité SKYPE « Suivi en Kinésithérapie et Yoga - Projet Educatif » auprès de patientes présentant des douleurs dues à l’hormonothérapie après un cancer du sein

    Kerstin Faravel1,*, Marie-Eve Huteau1, Marta Jarlier2, Laetitia Meignant3, Pierre Senesse1, William Jacot4, Anne Stoebner1

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.17, No.3, pp. 123-131, 2023, DOI:10.32604/po.2023.044806

    Abstract Approximately 50% of breast cancer patients under hormone therapy experience osteoarticular pain, which increases the risk of treatment discontinuation and relapse. The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of yoga practice associated with patient education (PE) for at-home practice in breast cancer patients under hormone therapy. We also evaluated osteoarticular pain, flexibility and patients’ satisfaction. In this study, intervention was split into two 6-week periods (P): P1 consisting of a supervised yoga-PE session of 90 minutes/week and 15-minutes of daily at-home yoga, and P2, involving daily autonomous athome yoga sessions. Feasibility was evaluated by patient adherence defined… More >

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    Development and Evaluation of a Hypnotic Communication Training Program for Oncology Pediatric Nurses: the Rel@x Training

    Développement et évaluation d’un programme d’entraînement à la communication hypnotique à destination des infirmières en oncologie pédiatrique : la formation Rel@x

    D. Ogez, J. Aramideh, E. Rondeau, T. Mizrahi, M.-C. Charest , C. Plante, M. Duval, S. Sultan

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.1, pp. 199-205, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0185

    Abstract Children with cancer are frequently confronted with painful procedures during their course of care. To support them during their treatment, communication techniques derived from hypnosis have shown excellent results in reducing the distress and pain associated with these procedures. We conducted a preliminary study evaluating the effects of hypnotic communication training on nurses’ practice during painful procedures with children with cancer. The results showed good acquisition of the techniques by the nurses and the significant effects of these techniques on the children’s pain and distress levels. This study also provided recommendations for improving the training to develop a simpler design… More >

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    Distraction for Procedural Pain and Anxiety, Thought by the Parents of Children Treated in Oncology

    La distraction pendant les soins, pensée par les parents d’enfants pris en charge en oncologie

    S. Rivollet, S. Dauchy, P. Bonnefont, C. Simonds, C. Dufour, D. Valteau-Couanet, J.-B. Le-Provost, L. Fasse

    Psycho-Oncologie, Vol.16, No.4, pp. 359-364, 2022, DOI:10.3166/pson-2022-0217

    Abstract Children treated in oncology experience recurrent procedural pain and anxiety. To overcome this difficulty, an original intervention was implemented in a pediatric oncology department. This article describes this group dedicated to the parents, coanimated by a clown-actor and a professional caregiver of the actor. The theme of this group is the distraction of the child especially at the moment of nursing care or medical examinations. The authors highlight the strengths of this group: emphasize parental skills, pleasure to play, cocreation of a space of distraction.

    Les enfants en cours de traitements oncologiques sont amenés à supporter des soins récurrents… More >

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    APST-Flow: A Reversible Network-Based Artistic Painting Style Transfer Method

    Meng Wang*, Yixuan Shao, Haipeng Liu

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.75, No.3, pp. 5229-5254, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.036631

    Abstract In recent years, deep generative models have been successfully applied to perform artistic painting style transfer (APST). The difficulties might lie in the loss of reconstructing spatial details and the inefficiency of model convergence caused by the irreversible en-decoder methodology of the existing models. Aiming to this, this paper proposes a Flow-based architecture with both the en-decoder sharing a reversible network configuration. The proposed APST-Flow can efficiently reduce model uncertainty via a compact analysis-synthesis methodology, thereby the generalization performance and the convergence stability are improved. For the generator, a Flow-based network using Wavelet additive coupling (WAC) layers is implemented to… More >

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    Impact of Adapted Physical Activity on Joint Pain Induced by Hormonotherapy in Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment: APAISE Study Protocol
    Impact de l’Activité Physique Adaptée sur les Douleurs Articulaires Induites sous Hormonothérapie en Traitement Adjuvant du Cancer : Protocole de l’Etude APAISE

    Virginie Prevost1,2,#,*, Pauline Drillon3,#, Antoine Desvergée4, Corinne Delcambre2, Claire Delorme2, Anne Besnier5, Kévin Lecaplain6, Charline Frandemiche7, Anaïs Briant7, Rémy Morello4, Xavier Blaizot7

    Oncologie, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 357-369, 2022, DOI:10.32604/oncologie.2022.025107

    Abstract Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and approximately 80% of patients will receive hormone therapy. If survival rate after breast cancer patients is the most important, their treatment, induces strong side effects on quality of life, including joint pain which is encountered by one woman in two. These joint pains are likely to reduce compliance with the treatment and consequently impact survival. In this context, this work aims to evaluate the potential benefit of adapted physical activity to relieve pain and its impact on daily functions. The APAISE protocol, described in this article, is a prospective observational… More >

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    Papain Catalyzed Synthesis of Protected Amino Acid Amides

    Leendert W. Schwab, Wouter M. J. Kloosterman, Jakob Konieczny, Katja Loos*

    Journal of Renewable Materials, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 73-78, 2013, DOI:10.7569/JRM.2012.634102

    Abstract The papain catalyzed enzymatic synthesis of amido amines catalyzed from aromatic diamines and N-carbobenzyloxy (Z) protected amino acids (Gly, L-Leu, L-Phe) is described. The amides precipitate (yield 19–47 % depending on the amino acid used) from the reaction mixture after one amide bond is formed thus preventing the formation of diamides in all cases. Papain retains its activity in buffers with a higher pH (9 and 12) observable by the amide bond formation between 1,3-phenylene diamine and Z-L-Gly and Z-L-Phe. Aliphatic diamines (1,4-butanediamine and 1,6-hexanediamine) were used as well but amide formation could not be observed in buffers of pH… More >

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    Application Progress of Aromatherapy in Perioperative Patients

    Yuezi Liao1,2,*, Xing Liu1,2, Mengqin Zhang1,2, Hao Hua3

    Journal of Intelligent Medicine and Healthcare, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 1-10, 2022, DOI:10.32604/jimh.2022.029848

    Abstract Aromatherapy is a sort of natural therapy for body maintenance using essential oils and vegetable oils extracted from natural plants. It belongs to the category of homeopathy. Aromatherapy combines the dual functions of art and treatment, comprehensively considers the needs of human physiology and psychology, and is widely used in the field of medical care. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary and alternative treatments extensively studied at home and abroad. It has a relieving effect on postoperative pain, sleep disturbance, nausea, vomiting and preoperative anxiety, and is an important intervention in perioperative care. A large number of research data show… More >

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