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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934753/an-in-vitro-comparison-of-bond-strength-of-different-sealers-obturation-systems-to-root-dentin-using-push-out-test-at-2-weeks-and-3-months-post-obturation
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Wai Ying Yap, Zeti Adura Che Ab Aziz, Noor Hayati Azami, Afaf Yahya Al-Haddad, Asfand Ali Khan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the push-out bond strength and failure modes of different sealers/obturation systems to intra-radicular dentin at 2 weeks and 3 months' post obturation compared to AH Plus®/gutta-percha. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty (180) root slices from sixty (60) single-canal anterior teeth were prepared and assigned to 5 experimental groups (n=36 in each group), designated as G1: AH Plus®/Gutta-percha; G2: TotalFill BCTM sealer/BC coated gutta-percha; G3: TotalFill BCTM sealer/gutta-percha; G4: EndoREZ® sealer/EndoREZ® coated gutta-percha and G5: EndoREZ® sealer/gutta-percha...
September 19, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934632/in-vivo-biomechanical-behavior-of-the-trapeziometacarpal-joint-in-healthy-and-osteoarthritic-subjects
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Priscilla D'Agostino, Benjamin Dourthe, Faes Kerkhof, G Harry Van Lenthe, Filip Stockmans, Evie E Vereecke
BACKGROUND: The contact biomechanics of the trapeziometacarpal joint have been investigated in several studies. However, these led to conflicting results and were mostly performed in vitro. The purpose of this study was to provide further insight on the contact biomechanics of the trapeziometacarpal joint by in vivo assessment of healthy and osteoarthritic subjects. METHODS: The hands of 16 healthy women and 6 women with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were scanned in positions of maximal thumb extension, flexion, abduction and adduction during three isometric tasks (lateral key pinch, power grasp and jar twist) and in thumb rest posture (relaxed neutral)...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934519/intra-pericardial-use-of-recombinant-factor-viia-in-a-patient-with-acute-hemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion-following-transcutaneous-aortic-valve-replacement-a-case-report
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Vanya Jaitly, Kimberly Klein, Hlaing Tint, Alice Chen, Paul Allison, Bindu Akkanti, Pranav Loyalka, Brian Castillo
Perioperative bleeding can be a serious life-threatening complication in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery, given the older age and additional comorbidities present in this patient population. The standard treatment options include transfusion of blood components and surgical re-exploration. We report the first case of an elderly female patient treated with local administration of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for intractable hemorrhagic pericardial effusion, which developed following a transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for severe aortic stenosis...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934498/widespread-intra-dependencies-in-the-removal-of-introns-from-human-transcripts
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Seong Won Kim, Allison J Taggart, Claire Heintzelman, Kamil J Cygan, Caitlin G Hull, Jing Wang, Barsha Shrestha, William G Fairbrother
Research into the problem of splice site selection has followed a reductionist approach focused on how individual splice sites are recognized. Early applications of information theory uncovered an inconsistency. Human splice signals do not contain enough information to explain the observed fidelity of splicing. Here, we conclude that introns do not necessarily contain 'missing' information but rather may require definition from neighboring processing events. For example, there are known cases where an intronic mutation disrupts the splicing of not only the local intron but also adjacent introns...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934244/multiple-cayley-klein-metric-learning
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Yanhong Bi, Bin Fan, Fuchao Wu
As a specific kind of non-Euclidean metric lies in projective space, Cayley-Klein metric has been recently introduced in metric learning to deal with the complex data distributions in computer vision tasks. In this paper, we extend the original Cayley-Klein metric to the multiple Cayley-Klein metric, which is defined as a linear combination of several Cayley-Klein metrics. Since Cayley-Klein is a kind of non-linear metric, its combination could model the data space better, thus lead to an improved performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934236/automated-computer-assisted-quantitative-analysis-of-intact-murine-lungs-at-the-alveolar-scale
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Goran Lovric, Ioannis Vogiatzis Oikonomidis, Rajmund Mokso, Marco Stampanoni, Matthias Roth-Kleiner, Johannes C Schittny
Using state-of-the-art X-ray tomographic microscopy we can image lung tissue in three dimensions in intact animals down to a micrometer precision. The structural complexity and hierarchical branching scheme of the lung at this level of details, however, renders the extraction of biologically relevant quantities particularly challenging. We have developed a methodology for a detailed description of lung inflation patterns by measuring the size and the local curvature of the parenchymal airspaces. These quantitative tools for morphological and topological analyses were applied to high-resolution murine 3D lung image data, inflated at different pressure levels under immediate post mortem conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934225/harmonizing-the-pixel-size-in-retrospective-computed-tomography-radiomics-studies
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Dennis Mackin, Xenia Fave, Lifei Zhang, Jinzhong Yang, A Kyle Jones, Chaan S Ng, Laurence Court
Consistent pixel sizes are of fundamental importance for assessing texture features that relate intensity and spatial information in radiomics studies. To correct for the effects of variable pixel sizes, we combined image resampling with Butterworth filtering in the frequency domain and tested the correction on computed tomography (CT) scans of lung cancer patients reconstructed 5 times with pixel sizes varying from 0.59 to 0.98 mm. One hundred fifty radiomics features were calculated for each preprocessing and field-of-view combination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934171/design-and-analysis-of-an-efficient-energy-algorithm-in-wireless-social-sensor-networks
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Naixue Xiong, Longzhen Zhang, Wei Zhang, Athanasios V Vasilakos, Muhammad Imran
Because mobile ad hoc networks have characteristics such as lack of center nodes, multi-hop routing and changeable topology, the existing checkpoint technologies for normal mobile networks cannot be applied well to mobile ad hoc networks. Considering the multi-frequency hierarchy structure of ad hoc networks, this paper proposes a hybrid checkpointing strategy which combines the techniques of synchronous checkpointing with asynchronous checkpointing, namely the checkpoints of mobile terminals in the same cluster remain synchronous, and the checkpoints in different clusters remain asynchronous...
September 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933862/creim-coffee-ring-effect-imaging-model-for-monitoring-protein-self-assembly-in-situ
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Michael Shaw, Angelo Bella, Maxim G Ryadnov
Protein self-assembly is fundamental to nanotechnology. Self-assembling structures are produced under static in vitro conditions typically forming over hours. In contrast, hydrodynamic intra-cellular environments employ far shorter timescales to compartmentalize highly concentrated protein solutions. Herein, we exploit the radial capillary flow within a drying sessile droplet (the coffee ring effect) to emulate dynamic native environments and monitor an archetypal protein assembly in situ using high-speed super-resolution imaging...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933838/gold-iii-nhc-complexes-for-catalyzing-dihydroalkoxylation-and-hydroamination-reactions
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Ashwin G Nair, Roy T McBurney, Mark R D Gatus, Samantha C Binding, Barbara A Messerle
A gold(III) complex of an N-heterocyclic carbene based hemilabile ligand with two pendant pyrazole arms (1,3-bis((1H-pyrazol-3-yl)methyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-imidazole, LH) was synthesized. Complex [LAu(III)Cl3] is an excellent catalyst for promoting dihydroalkoxylation at room temperature, even catalyzing this reaction at 0 °C. [LAu(III)Cl3] is one of the most efficient catalysts reported to date for the spirocyclization of alkynyl diols. Furthermore, [LAu(III)Cl3] catalyzed intra- and intermolecular hydroamination reactions, achieving good to excellent conversions...
September 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933731/a-novel-fluoroimmunoassay-for-detecting-ruscogenin-with-monoclonal-antibodies-conjugated-with-cdse-zns-quantum-dots
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Hongwei Zhang, Tao Xu, Lan Gao, Xiufeng Liu, Jihua Liu, Boyang Yu
Ruscogenin (RUS) is a steroidal sapogenin found in Ruscus aculeatus and Ophiopogon japonicus with several pharmacological activities. In the work reported herein, a novel method termed competitive fluorescence-linked immunosorbent assay (cFLISA) based on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) coupled with quantum dots (QDs) was developed for the quick and sensitive determination of RUS in biological samples. The mAbs against RUS were conjugated with CdSe/ZnS QDs by the crossing-linking reagents and an indirect cFLISA method was developed...
July 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933526/impact-of-radioguided-occult-lesion-localization-roll-in-the-management-of-cervical-recurrences-from-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Viviana Garbaccio, Massimo Menga, Giovanni Mensa, Roberto Passera, Antonello Galati, Alessandra Codegone, Monica Finessi, Emanuela Pilati, Désirée Deandreis, Riccardo E Pellerito
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the elective treatment for cervical relapse from differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) but it is technically challenging, with risk of failure and morbidity. We explored the feasibility and the efficacy of Radioguided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) with intratumoral 99mTc radiolabeled human albumin macroaggregates ([99mTc]MAA) injection in this setting. METHODS: Fifteen patients who underwent ROLL by ultrasonography (US)-guided intratumoral injection of [99mTc]MAA between December 2013 and October 2016 for DTC recurrence were considered for this study...
September 20, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933415/integrative-systems-biology-investigation-of-fabry-disease
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Marco Fernandes, Holger Husi
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare X-linked recessive genetic disorder caused by a deficient activity of the lysosomal enzyme alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) and is characterised by intra-lysosomal accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gb3). We performed a meta-analysis of peer-reviewed publications including high-throughput omics technologies including naïve patients and those undergoing enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). This study describes FD on a systems level using a systems biology approach, in which molecular data sourced from multi-omics studies is extracted from the literature and integrated as a whole in order to reveal the biochemical processes and molecular pathways potentially affected by the dysregulation of differentially expressed molecules...
November 15, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933328/-local-application-of-tranexamic-acid-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-decreases-blood-loss-and-consumption-of-blood-transfusion
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J Lošťák, J Gallo, M Večeřa, J Špička, K Langová
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The primary aim of our study was to identify the effects of local application of tranexamic acid (TXA, Exacyl) on the amount of postoperative blood loss and blood transfusion requirement in primary total hip arthroplasty. We also recorded the levels of postoperative haemoglobin and its drop in early period after surgery. In each patient, we monitored in detail the incidence of early complications (haematoma, wound exudate). Lastly, the economic aspect of TXA administration was also taken into account...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932980/understanding-clinical-mammographic-breast-density-assessment-a-deep-learning-perspective
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Aly A Mohamed, Yahong Luo, Hong Peng, Rachel C Jankowitz, Shandong Wu
Mammographic breast density has been established as an independent risk marker for developing breast cancer. Breast density assessment is a routine clinical need in breast cancer screening and current standard is using the Breast Imaging and Reporting Data System (BI-RADS) criteria including four qualitative categories (i.e., fatty, scattered density, heterogeneously dense, or extremely dense). In each mammogram examination, a breast is typically imaged with two different views, i.e., the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view and cranial caudal (CC) view...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932876/effective-patellofemoral-joint-stabilization-and-low-complication-rates-using-a-hardware-free-mpfl-reconstruction-technique-with-an-intra-operative-adjustment-of-the-graft-tension
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Lars V von Engelhardt, Torsten Fuchs, Pia Weskamp, Joerg Jerosch
PURPOSE: Even if medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a proven method, complications such as implant loosening, patella fractures, recurrent luxations, knee pain or knee stiffness are frequently described. Besides a correct tunnel positioning and implant-specific complications, this might be caused by difficulties with an appropriate graft tensioning. The study presented here is a necessary first step in exploring our technique of a double-limbed, hardware-free MPFL reconstruction, which provides another way to test and adjust the graft tension before permanent fastening...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932720/hand-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-a-versatile-tool-for-colorectal-surgeons
#17
Ju Yong Cheong, Christopher J Young
PURPOSE: Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique with the combined benefits of laparoscopic surgery while allowing the use of the surgeon's hand for better tactile control. Obesity has been associated with higher conversion rates with multiport laparoscopic surgery, but not with HALS. This study aimed to examine the versatility of HALS in various clinical contexts. METHODS: All HALSs performed at 2 major tertiary centers in Sydney were prospectively collected for retrospective analysis...
August 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932593/successful-removal-of-embolized-chemoport-catheter-within-the-heart-and-pericardium-3-case-reports
#18
Shin-Eui Yoon, Chang Hoon Lee
Central venous access devices are routinely used in patients with cancer. Although rare, catheter transaction with subsequent embolization is one of the major complications of intra-vascular devices. We describe two patients with embolized chemoport catheters within the heart that were successfully removed percutaneously using a goose-neck snare technique. We also describe a third patient with a fractured intra-vascular catheter in the pericardium removed by pericardiotomy, which can be the first case of the kind...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932570/the-technique-of-endoscopic-airway-tumor-treatment
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Simone Scarlata, Lello Fuso, Gabriele Lucantoni, Francesco Varone, Daniele Magnini, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Gianni Galluccio
More than half of primary lung cancers are not resectable at diagnosis and 40% of deaths may be secondary to loco-regional disease. Many of these patients suffer from symptoms related to airways obstruction. Indications for therapeutic endoscopic treatment are palliation of dyspnea and other obstructive symptoms in advanced cancerous lesions and cure of early lung cancer. Bronchoscopic management is also indicated for all those patients suffering from benign or minimally invasive neoplasm who are not suitable for surgery due to their clinical conditions...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932487/intra-articular-fractures-of-the-distal-tibia-current-concepts-of-management
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REVIEW
Alexandre Sitnik, Aleksander Beletsky, Steven Schelkun
Results of the treatment of intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia have improved significantly during the last two decades.Recognition of the role of soft tissues has led to the development of a staged treatment strategy. At the first stage, joint-bridging external fixation and fibular fixation are performed. This leads to partial reduction of the distal tibial fracture and allows time for the healing of soft tissues and detailed surgical planning.Definitive open reduction and internal fixation of the tibial fracture is performed at a second stage, when the condition of the soft tissues is safe...
August 2017: EFORT open reviews
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