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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331082/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-and-2-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Delia M Talos, Leah M Jacobs, Sarah Gourmaud, Carlos A Coto, Hongyu Sun, Kuei-Cheng Lim, Timothy H Lucas, Kathryn A Davis, Maria Martinez-Lage, Frances E Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a chronic epilepsy syndrome defined by seizures and progressive neurological disabilities, including cognitive impairments, anxiety and depression. Here, human TLE specimens were investigated focusing on the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) Complex 1 (mTORC1) and Complex 2 (mTORC2) activities in the brain, as both pathways may represent unique targets for treatment. METHODS: Surgically resected hippocampal and temporal lobe samples from therapy-resistant TLE patients were analyzed by Western blotting to quantify the expression of established mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity markers and upstream or downstream signaling pathways involving the two complexes...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320937/radiographic-measurements-associated-with-the-natural-progression-of-the-hallux-valgus-during-at-least-2-years-of-follow-up
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Seung Yeol Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sonya Ahmed, Seungbum Koo, Dong-Wan Kang, Kyoung Min Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the radiographic measurements associated with the progression of hallux valgus during at least 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Seventy adult patients with hallux valgus who were followed for at least 2 years and underwent weightbearing foot radiography were included. Radiographic measurements included the hallux valgus angle (HVA), hallux interphalangeal angle, intermetatarsal angle (IMA), metatarsus adductus angle, distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA), tibial sesamoid position, anteroposterior (AP) talo-first metatarsal angle, and lateral talo-first metatarsal angle...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313094/does-arthroscopic-resection-of-a-too-long-anterior-process-improve-static-disorders-of-the-foot-in-children-and-adolescents
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Julien Bourlez, Pauline Joly-Monrigal, Fanny Alkar, Alexandre Laborde, Jerôme Cottalorda, Djamel Louahem, Marion Delpont
PURPOSE: A too-long anterior process of the calcaneus is a common cause of pain and hind-foot instability. Our goal was to evaluate the early results of arthroscopic resection in terms of static foot disorders in children and adolescents. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 11 ft (10 patients). The inclusion criteria were treatment of TLAP by arthroscopic resection and a minimum follow-up period of six months. Surgery was indicated in cases with persistent symptomatic TLAP resistant to orthopaedic treatment...
January 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243773/evaluation-of-maxillary-sinus-septa-a-retrospective-clinical-study-with-cone-beam-computerized-tomography-cbct
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T Talo Yildirim, G-N Güncü, M Colak, S Nares, T-F Tözüm
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, height, location, orientation, and type of maxillary sinus septa in atrophic, non-atrophic, and partially atrophic maxillary segments using cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on a retrospective evaluation of CBCT images of 1000 maxillary sinus with 500 subjects from December 2009 to December 2012. The differences among gender, left and right side of maxillary sinus, type of crest and feature of septa were statistically analyzed...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232726/-subtalare-screw-arthroereisis-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-flexible-pes-planovalgus
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Dariusch Arbab, Daniel Frank, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring, Carsten Wingenfeld, Mona Abbara-Czardybon
Background The purpose of this study was to determine the functional outcomes and radiographic results of the talus-stop screw method as minimally invasive subtalar arthroereisis in pediatric and juvenile flexible flatfoot. Material and Methods We retrospectively evaluated 73 feet from 41 children using the talus stop-screw method, for the period between 2002 and 2011. The age at time of surgery ranged between nine and 14 years. The radiological assessment included measuring the calcaneal pitch, talar declination, talo-first metatarsal angle (Meary) and calcaneal-first metatarsal angle (Costa-Bartani) in the lateral view...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202983/influence-of-tibialis-posterior-muscle-activation-on-foot-anatomy-under-axial-loading-a-biomechanical-ct-human-cadaveric-study
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Koen Dullaert, Jennifer E Hagen, Paul Simons, Florian Gras, Boyko Gueorguiev, R Geoff Richards, Kajetan Klos
BACKGROUND: Collapse of the medial longitudinal arch and subluxation of the subtalar joint are common occurrences in adult flatfoot deformity. Controversy exists about the role of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon as first and/or essential lesion. Subtle changes in the foot configuration can occur under weight bearing. PURPOSE: This human cadaveric study is designed to investigate the effect that isolated actuation of the TP tendon has on the medial longitudinal arch and the hindfoot configuration under simulated weight bearing...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194779/the-pathological-kinematic-patterns-of-the-tarsal-complex-in-stage-ii-adult-acquired-flatfoot-deformity
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Chen Wang, Heng Wang, Shengxuan Cao, Shaobai Wang, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Jiazhang Huang, Chao Zhang, Li Chen, Xiang Geng, Kan Wang
The in vivo kinematic characteristics of the tarsal joints during gait stance phase were still unclear in adult-acquired foot deformity (AAFD). This study included seven healthy subjects (fourteen feet) and twelve stage II AAFD patients (fourteen feet). The 3D models of tarsal bones were reconstructed based on CT scan. Each subject took standard gait on the single fluoroscopy system. Continuous lateral fluoroscopic images were collected. The key postures during the stance phase were selected. The 2D-3D registration technique was applied to explore the spatial motions of the tarsal joints in 6 degrees of freedom (DOF)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182114/assessment-of-the-medial-longitudinal-arch-in-children-with-flexible-pes-planus-by-plantar-pressure-mapping
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E M Elmoatasem, M A Eid
INTRODUCTION: Plantar Pressure mapping was introduced as a new modality for assessment of the height of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. Therefore, the aim of this study is to correlate the plantar pressure mapping readings of arch index contact force ratio (AICFR) in children with flexible pes planus with radiographic measurements and static plantar footprints in order to determine the reliability of pressure mapping as a modality for the assessment and follow up of the flat foot deformity...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175717/tibio-calcaneal-fusion-by-retrograde-intramedullary-nailing-in-charcot-neuroarthropathy
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Khaled M Emara, Ramy Ahmed Diab, Mohamed Amr Hemida
INTRODUCTION: Charcot's neuroarthropathy of ankle leads to instability, destruction of the joint with significant morbidity that may require an amputation. Aim of surgical treatment is to achieve painless stable plantigrade foot through arthrodesis. Achieving surgical arthrodesis in Charcot's neuroarthropathy has a high failure rate. We assess the outcomes of retrograde intramedullary interlocked nailing in tibio-talar arthrodesis for Charcot's neuroarthropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 42 diabetic patients with a mean age of 49 year underwent ankle tibio-talar arthrodesis using retrograde nailing for Charcot's neuroarthropathy...
November 7, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168364/aggressive-periodontitis-associated-with-kindler-syndrome-in-a-large-kindler-syndrome-pedigree
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Tuba Talo Yıldırım, Filiz Acun Kaya, Mustafa Taşkesen, Serkan Dündar, Alihan Bozoğlan, Gülücağ Giray Tekin, Sedat Akdeniz
Talo-Yıldırım T, Acun-Kaya F, Taşkesen M, Dündar S, Bozoğlan A, Tekin GG, Akdeniz S. Aggressive periodontitis associated with Kindler syndrome in a large Kindler syndrome pedigree. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 56-61. Kindler syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic disorder. The clinical features include aggressive periodontal disease and severe desquamative gingivitis. Five individuals with KS were assessed by oral examination, radiographic analysis and periodontal measurements. All the patients' indexes were recorded prior to periodontal treatment and at the end of the 1th, 3th , 6th, 9th and 12th month respectively...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161421/europe-pmc-in-2017
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Maria Levchenko, Yuci Gou, Florian Graef, Audrey Hamelers, Zhan Huang, Michele Ide-Smith, Anusha Iyer, Oliver Kilian, Jyothi Katuri, Jee-Hyub Kim, Nikos Marinos, Rakesh Nambiar, Michael Parkin, Xingjun Pi, Frances Rogers, Francesco Talo, Vid Vartak, Aravind Venkatesan, Johanna McEntyre
Europe PMC (https://europepmc.org) is a comprehensive resource of biomedical research publications that offers advanced tools for search, retrieval, and interaction with the scientific literature. This article outlines new developments since 2014. In addition to delivering the core database and services, Europe PMC focuses on three areas of development: individual user services, data integration, and infrastructure to support text and data mining. Europe PMC now provides user accounts to save search queries and claim publications to ORCIDs, as well as open access profiles for authors based on public ORCID records...
November 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153045/treatment-of-clubfoot-with-the-modified-copenhagen-method-a-10-year-follow-up
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Elia Utrilla-Rodríguez, Pedro V Munuera-Martínez, Manuel Albornoz-Cabello
BACKGROUND: Clubfoot is one of the most frequent congenital malformations in the world. Non-operative methods follows limiting surgery to a minimum. The modified Copenhagen method has not been studied enough. STUDY DESIGN: longitudinal retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate prognostic factors for clinical rehabilitation with the modified Copenhagen method in a 10-year follow-up period. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out on a 10-year follow-up of 82 children diagnosed with clubfoot at birth and treated with the modified Copenhagen method...
November 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081861/role-of-surgery-in-management-of-osteo-articular-tuberculosis-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Vikas Agashe, Sampat Dumbre Patil
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis of the foot and ankle still remains to be a significant problem, especially in the developing countries, and with an increase in incidence in immunosuppressed patients. Treatment is mainly medical using multidrug chemotherapy; surgical interventions range from biopsy, synovectomy and debridement, to joint preserving procedures like distraction in early cases, and arthrodesis of hindfoot joints and the ankle in advanced disease with joint destruction. Surgical Options: All procedures should be done after initiating appropriate medical management...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073794/porous-titanium-wedges-in-lateral-column-lengthening-for-adult-acquired-flatfoot-deformity
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Spencer H Moore, S Evan Carstensen, M Tyrrell Burrus, Truitt Cooper, Joseph S Park, Venkat Perumal
Lateral column lengthening (LCL) is a common procedure for reconstruction of stage II flexible adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD). The recent development of porous titanium wedges for this procedure provides an alternative to allograft and autograft. The purpose of this study was to report radiographic and clinical outcomes achieved with porous titanium wedges in LCL. A retrospective analysis of 34 feet in 30 patients with AAFD that received porous titanium wedges for LCL from January 2011 to October 2014...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064000/-1-h-15-n-13-c-backbone-resonance-assignment-of-the-c-terminal-domain-of-enzyme-i-from-thermoanaerobacter-tengcongensis
#15
Rochelle Rea Dotas, Vincenzo Venditti
Phosphoenolpyruvate binding to the C-terminal domain (EIC) of enzyme I of the bacterial phosphotransferase system (PTS) initiates a phosphorylation cascade that results in sugar translocation across the cell membrane and controls a large number of essential pathways in bacterial metabolism. EIC undergoes an expanded to compact conformational equilibrium that is regulated by ligand binding and determines the phosphorylation state of the overall PTS. Here, we report the backbone (1)H, (15)N and (13)C chemical shift assignments of the 70 kDa EIC dimer from the thermophilic bacterium Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis...
October 24, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041945/double-calcaneal-osteotomy-for-severe-adolescent-flexible-flatfoot-reconstruction
#16
Yang Xu, Yong-Xing Cao, Xing-Chen Li, Yuan Zhu, Xiang-Yang Xu
BACKGROUND: The timing and strategy of treatment for flatfoot still remain controversial. It is a difficult problem when facing severe adolescent flexible flatfoot because a single procedure cannot realign flatfoot deformity effectively. METHODS: We reviewed 13 adolescent flexible flatfoot patients who underwent double calcaneal osteotomy during May 2012 to June 2015. The mean age of patients was 15.2 ± 1.8 (range, 10-18) years. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Ankle-Hindfoot (AOFAS-AH) scores and SF-36 score were adopted to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative functions of the foot...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029989/the-effect-of-demographic-and-disease-variables-on-schneiderian-membrane-thickness-and-appearance
#17
Tuba Talo Yildirim, Güliz Nigar Güncü, Dincer Göksülük, Melek Didem Tözüm, Mehmet Colak, Tolga Fikret Tözüm
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sinus mucosal thickening (MT) and mucosal appearance (MA) in a patient population as detected with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and to determine the effects of various disease and demographic factors on MT and MA. STUDY DESIGN: The retrospective study consisted of CBCT images of 1000 maxillary arches in 500 patients. The arches were divided into 3 groups (atrophic, partially atrophic, and nonatrophic) according to the type of the maxillary dental crest...
September 8, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980143/nmr-assignments-of-the-n-terminal-domain-of-staphylococcus-aureus-hibernation-promoting-factor-sahpf
#18
Konstantin S Usachev, Rustam Kh Ayupov, Shamil Z Validov, Iskander Sh Khusainov, Marat M Yusupov
Staphylococcus aureus: hibernation-promoting factor (SaHPF) is a 22.2 kDa stationary-phase protein that binds to the ribosome and turns it to the inactive form favoring survival under stress. Sequence analysis has shown that this protein is combination of two homolog proteins obtained in Escherichia coli-ribosome hibernation promoting factor (HPF) (11,000 Da) and ribosome modulation factor RMF (6500 Da). Binding site of E. coli HPF on the ribosome have been shown by X-ray study of Thermus thermophilus ribosome complex...
October 4, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940147/backbone-resonance-assignment-of-the-human-uracil-dna-glycosylase-2
#19
Hesna Kara, Luc Ponchon, Serge Bouaziz
The HIV-1 viral protein R (Vpr) is incorporated into virus particle during budding suggesting that its presence in the mature virion is required in the early steps of the virus life cycle in newly infected cells. Vpr is released into the host cell cytoplasm to participate to the translocation of the preintegration complex (PIC) into the nucleus for integration of the viral DNA into the host genome. Actually, Vpr plays a key role in the activation of the transcription of the HIV-1 long terminal repeat (LTR), mediates cell cycle arrest in G2 to M transition, facilitates apoptosis and controls the fidelity of reverse transcription...
September 22, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893616/does-antero-lateral-ankle-impingement-exist
#20
REVIEW
F Molinier, J Benoist, F Colin, J Padiolleau, S Guillo, J Stone, T Bauer
Antero-lateral ankle impingement syndrome (ALAIS) is a well-established clinical entity that is a common consequence of ankle sprains. Injury to the anterior talo-fibular ligament plays a key role in the genesis of ALAIS. Arthroscopic antero-lateral synovectomy is the standard of care. However, this treatment approach may deserve to be challenged, as it does not include any procedure on the ligaments, despite the presence in some patients of lateral rotational micro-instability of the ankle, without objective laxity...
September 8, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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