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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334550/geraniol-promotes-functional-recovery-and-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Yan Lv, Liang Zhang, Na Li, Naiken Mai, Yu Zhang, Shuyi Pan
Geraniol, a plant derived monoterpene, has been extensively studied and showed a wide variety of beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of geraniol on functional recovery and neuropathic pain in rats with spinal cord injury (SCI). Rats received a clip-compression SCI and were treated with geraniol 6 hours following SCI. Treatment of SCI rats with geraniol markedly improved locomotor function, and reduced sensitivity to the mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333629/curl-constrained-gradient-estimation-for-image-recovery-from-highly-incomplete-spectral-data
#2
Chiara Ravazzi, Giulio Coluccia, Enrico Magli
In this paper, we introduce new gradient-based methods for image recovery from a small collection of spectral coefficients of the Fourier transform, which is of particular interest for several scanning technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging. Since gradients of a medical image are much more sparse or compressible than the corresponding image, classical `1- minimization methods have been used to recover these relative differences. The image values can then be obtained by integration algorithms imposing boundary constraints...
March 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331931/cranial-thoracic-vertebral-canal-stenosis-in-three-juvenile-large-breed-brachycephalic-dogs-treated-by-unilateral-hemilaminectomy
#3
Amanda Miller, Andrew Marchevsky
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical treatment and outcome for juvenile dogs with cranial thoracic vertebral canal stenosis treated by unilateral hemilaminectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. ANIMALS: Three large-breed brachycephalic dogs of various breeds (Dogue de Bordeaux, Australian Bulldog, Boerboel) with neurological signs consistent with a myelopathy of the third thoracic (T) to third lumbar (L) spinal cord segment. METHODS: Information on clinical presentation, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures, postoperative complications, recovery and outcome is described...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304238/remote-motor-system-metabolic-profile-and-surgery-outcome-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#4
Sorin C Craciunas, Mircea R Gorgan, Bogdan Ianosi, Phil Lee, Joseph Burris, Carmen M Cirstea
OBJECTIVE In patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), the motor system may undergo progressive functional/structural changes rostral to the lesion, and these changes may be associated with clinical disability. The extent to which these changes have a prognostic value in the clinical recovery after surgical treatment is not yet known. In this study, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to test 2 primary hypotheses. 1) Based on evidence of corticospinal and spinocerebellar, rubro-, or reticulospinal tract degeneration/dysfunction during chronic spinal cord compression, the authors hypothesized that the metabolic profile of the primary motor cortices (M1s) and cerebellum, respectively, would be altered in patients with CSM, and these alterations would be associated with the extent of the neurological disabilities...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302657/vascular-challenges-from-pancreatoduodenectomy-in-the-setting-of-coeliac-artery-stenosis
#5
Joal D Beane, Roderich E Schwarz
Coeliac artery stenosis due to median arcuate ligament compression or atherosclerotic disease is a frequently unrecognised challenge to recovery after pancreatoduodenectomy. The described case illustrates management with intraoperative superior mesenteric artery to hepatic artery bypass graft that led to haemorrhagic challenges postoperatively but ultimately a good recovery. Aspects of preoperative diagnosis, preoperative intervention and intraoperative management options are reviewed. Surgeons need to possess these tools to prevent complications from coeliac artery stenosis when pancreatoduodenectomy is required...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288922/clinical-features-management-and-prognostic-factors-of-spontaneous-epidural-spinal-hematoma-analysis-of-24-cases
#6
Mengmeng Wang, Peizhi Zhou, Shu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a rare neurosurgical emergency. It presents as acute spinal cord compression and usually requires surgical decompression. The patients who will benefit most from decompression surgery are unknown and the factors associated with prognosis remain controversial. The purpose of our study was to identify the clinical features, treatments, and main factors related to the prognosis of SSEH. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 24 patients treated for SSEH from September 2010 to January 2016 at West China Hospital...
March 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288523/long-term-outcome-of-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
#7
Ming-Yi Lv, Shu-Ling Deng, Xiao-Feng Long, Zeng-Liang Liu
AIM: To investigate the long term outcomes of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) and to identify any prognostic factors. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 189 consecutive patients with typical HFS who underwent MVD. Multiple logistic regression analysis of variables at various time points including at least immediate time point and one at no less than six years was performed. RESULTS: Short-term follow-up showed a cure rate of 91%, including 51 cases of delayed resolution (27%)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286555/silicone-covered-biodegradable-magnesium-stent-insertion-in-the-esophagus-a-comparison-with-plastic-stents
#8
Yue-Qi Zhu, Kai Yang, Laura Edmonds, Li-Ming Wei, Reila Zheng, Ruo-Yu Cheng, Wen-Guo Cui, Ying-Sheng Cheng
BACKGROUND: We determined the feasibility of, and tissue response to silicone-covered biodegradable magnesium- and plastic-stent insertion into the esophagus in rabbits. METHODS: The mechanical compression-recovery characteristics and degradation behaviors of the magnesium stent were investigated in vitro. A total of 45 rabbits were randomly divided into a magnesium- (n = 15) and a plastic- (n = 15) stent group, and underwent stent insertion into the lower third of the esophagus under fluoroscopic guidance; a control group (n = 15) did not undergo the intervention...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279763/colon-targeted-delivery-of-solubilized-bisacodyl-by-doubly-enteric-coated-multiple-unit-tablet
#9
Hee J Park, Hyuck J Jung, Myoung J Ho, Dae R Lee, Ha R Cho, Yong S Choi, Joonho Jun, Miwon Son, Myung J Kang
A doubly enteric-coated multiple-unit tablet (DET) of bisacodyl (BD) was formulated to selectively deliver the stimulant laxative to the large intestine. Solubilized BD in surfactants was adsorbed into the porous carrier and primarily coated with different combinations of pH-sensitive polymers (Eudragit S and Eudragit L) and time-dependent release polymer (Eudragit RS). BD-loaded granules were compressed into tablets and coated again with pH-sensitive polymers (Eudragit S:Eudragit L=1:1). The multiple-unit tablet was optimized with respect to the granular coating compositions (Eudragit S:Eudragit L:Eudragit RS=5:1:4) and coating level (12...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274815/electroacupuncture-improves-gait-locomotion-h-reflex-and-ventral-root-potentials-of-spinal-compression-injured-rats
#10
Carlos Escobar-Corona, Sergio Torres-Castillo, Erika Elizabeth Rodríguez-Torres, Bertha Segura-Alegría, Ismael Jiménez-Estrada, Salvador Quiroz-González
This study explored the effect of electroacupuncture stimulation (EA) on alterations in the Hoffman reflex (H-reflex) response and gait locomotion provoked by spinal cord injury (SCI) in the rat. A compression lesion of the spinal cord was evoked by insufflating a Fogarty balloon located in the epidural space at the T8-9 spinal level of adult Wistar male rats (200-250 gr; n=60). In different groups of SCI rats, EA (frequencies: 2, 50 and 100Hz) was applied simultaneously to Huantiao (GB30), Yinmen (BL37), Jizhong (GV6) and Zhiyang (GV9) acupoints from the third post-injury day until the experimental session...
March 6, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273059/effect-of-admission-hyperglycemia-on-6-month-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebellar-hemorrhage
#11
Chuanyuan Tao, Xin Hu, Jiajing Wang, Chao You
BACKGROUND Cerebellar hemorrhage (CH) has a quite different treatment strategy and prognostic factors compared with supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The prognostic role of hyperglycemia has been discussed mainly in cases of supratentorial hemorrhage; it remains to be elucidated following CH. We aimed to determine the association of hyperglycemia on admission with 6-month functional outcome in CH patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 77 patients with acute CH between September 2010 and April 2015 in West China Hospital...
March 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270967/normalization-of-compression-induced-hemodynamics-in-patients-responding-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-monitored-by-dynamic-tomographic-optical-breast-imaging-dtobi
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Amir Y Sajjadi, Steven J Isakoff, Bin Deng, Bhawana Singh, Christy M Wanyo, Qianqian Fang, Michelle C Specht, Lidia Schapira, Beverly Moy, Aditya Bardia, David A Boas, Stefan A Carp
We characterize novel breast cancer imaging biomarkers for monitoring neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) and predicting outcome. Specifically, we recruited 30 patients for a pilot study in which NACT patients were imaged using dynamic tomographic optical breast imaging (DTOBI) to quantify the hemodynamic changes due to partial mammographic compression. DTOBI scans were obtained pre-treatment (referred to as day 0), as well as 7 and 30 days into therapy on female patients undergoing NACT. We present data for the 13 patients who participated in both day 0 and 7 measurements and had evaluable data, of which 7 also returned for day 30 measurements...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268368/sampling-and-recovery-of-mri-data-using-low-rank-tensor-models
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Daniel Banco, Shuchin Aeron, W Scott Hoge
In this paper we investigate the utility of several low-rank models for recovery of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data from limited sampling in the k - t space for dynamic imaging. In particular, for 3D temporal (2D space + time) MRI data we employ several tensor factorization techniques and assess the degree of dimensionality reduction, or compressibility, that can be obtained. This algebraic approach is more data adaptive, in contrast to existing compressed sensing (CS) based methods that exploit sparsity in a transform domain, such as wavelets or total variation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263924/dual-tracer-high-resolution-fmri-with-constrained-evolution-reconstruction
#14
Xuesong Li, Xiaodong Ma, Lyu Li, Zhe Zhang, Xue Zhang, Yan Tong, Lihong Wang, Sen Song, Hua Guo
fMRI with high spatial resolution is beneficial for studies in psychology and neuroscience, but is limited by various factors such as prolonged imaging time, low signal to noise ratio and scarcity of advanced facilities. Compressed Sensing (CS) based methods for accelerating fMRI data acquisition are promising. Other advanced algorithms like k-t FOCUSS or PICCS have been developed to improve performance. This study aims to investigate a new method, Dual-TRACER, based on Temporal Resolution Acceleration with Constrained Evolution Reconstruction (TRACER), for accelerating fMRI acquisitions using golden angle variable density spiral...
March 2, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258872/progress-and-opportunities-in-eels-and-eds-tomography
#15
Sean M Collins, Paul A Midgley
Electron tomography using energy loss and X-ray spectroscopy in the electron microscope continues to develop in rapidly evolving and diverse directions, enabling new insight into the three-dimensional chemistry and physics of nanoscale volumes. Progress has been made recently in improving reconstructions from EELS and EDS signals in electron tomography by applying compressed sensing methods, characterizing new detector technologies in detail, deriving improved models of signal generation, and exploring machine learning approaches to signal processing...
February 22, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255659/an-intact-fibula-may-contribute-to-allow-early-weight-bearing-in-surgically-treated-tibial-plateau-fractures
#16
Ion Carrera, Pablo Eduardo Gelber, Gaetan Chary, Mireia Gomez Masdeu, Miguel A González Ballester, Juan Carlos Monllau, Jerome Noailly
PURPOSE: The role of the proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) in tibial plateau fractures is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess, with finite-element (FE) calculations, differences in interfragmentary movement (IFM) in a split fracture of lateral tibial plateau, with and without intact fibula. It was hypothesized that an intact fibula could positively contribute to the mechanical stabilization of surgically reduced lateral tibial plateau fractures. METHODS: A split fracture of the lateral tibial plateau was recreated in an FE model of a human tibia...
March 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255506/spinal-epidural-hematoma-related-to-vertebral-fracture-in-an-atypical-rigid-diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-a-case-report
#17
José Ramírez Villaescusa, Marcela Restrepo Pérez, David Ruiz Picazo
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural hematoma (SEH) is a rare disease that causes cord compression and neurologic deficit. Spontaneous SEH is related to minor trauma, bleeding disorders, and anticoagulant medications. Posttraumatic SEH has been associated with low-energy spine hyperextension injuries in patients with ankylosing spinal disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A variant named atypical DISH-like with SEH is reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the management, diagnosis, and treatment of an unusual SEH case in a patient causing delayed neurologic deficit with rigid atypical DISH-like spine...
March 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247672/-a-giant-fecalith-complicated-by-acute-urinary-retention-hydronephrosis-and-acute-obstructive-pyelonephritis
#18
M I Davidov
The article reports a rare case of a 30-year-old man with Hirschsprung's disease, who developed a giant fecalith in the rectum and sigmoid (weight 3.5 kg, the largest diameter 20 cm). The fecalith impaired urine flow by compressing urinary tract, thereby causing acute urinary retention and right-sided hydronephrosis with acute obstructive pyelonephritis. Removing fecalith resulted in the patient recovery and normal functioning of genitourinary system.
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245074/percutaneous-probe-stimulation-for-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-in-total-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-a-preliminary-experience
#19
Daqi Zhang, Fang Li, Che-Wei Wu, Xiaoli Liu, Jingwei Xin, Feng-Yu Chiang, Hui Sun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and value of using intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) performed via percutaneous probe stimulation during total endoscopic thyroidectomy. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled a series of 132 consecutive patients with 156 recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs) at risk who received total endoscopic thyroidectomy performed via bilateral breast approach using standardized IONM. The stimulation probe was introduced into the working space by percutaneous puncture...
February 28, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243365/does-segmental-kyphosis-affect-surgical-outcome-after-a-posterior-decompressive-laminectomy-in-multisegmental-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Akshay Jain, Tarush Rustagi, Gautam Prasad, Tushar Deore, Shekhar Y Bhojraj
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PURPOSE: To compare results of laminectomy in multisegmental compressive cervical myelopathy (CSM) with lordosis versus segmental kyphosis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Laminectomy is an established procedure for decompression in CSM with cervical lordosis. However in patients with segmental kyphosis, it is associated with risk of progression of kyphosis and poor outcome. Whether this loss of sagittal alignment affects functional outcome is not clear...
February 2017: Asian Spine Journal
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