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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441229/preliminary-model-for-the-design-of-a-custom-middle-ear-prosthesis
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Brandon Kamrava, Jonathan A Gerstenhaber, Mamta Amin, Yah-El Har-El, Pamela C Roehm
HYPOTHESIS: Custom prostheses could be used to recreate the ossicular chain and improve hearing. BACKGROUND: Ossicular discontinuity or fixation occurs in 55% of cases of conductive hearing loss, with most cases involving the incus. Reconstruction has been achieved by a variety of methods; however, there has been little improvement in hearing outcomes in decades. METHODS: Precise measurements of anatomic dimensions, weight, and center of gravity were taken from 19 cadaveric incudes...
April 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424206/extending-the-fossil-record-of-polytrichaceae-early-cretaceous-meantoinea-alophosioides-gen-et-sp-nov-permineralized-gametophytes-with-gemma-cups-from-vancouver-island
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Alexander C Bippus, Ruth A Stockey, Gar W Rothwell, Alexandru M F Tomescu
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Diverse in modern ecosystems, mosses are dramatically underrepresented in the fossil record. Furthermore, most pre-Cenozoic mosses are known only from compression fossils, lacking detailed anatomical information. When preserved, anatomy vastly improves resolution in the systematic placement of fossils. Lower Cretaceous deposits at Apple Bay (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) contain a diverse anatomically preserved flora that includes numerous bryophytes, many of which have yet to be characterized...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404798/alterations-of-functional-connectivity-of-the-motor-cortex-in-fabry-disease-an-rs-fmri-study
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Sirio Cocozza, Antonio Pisani, Gaia Olivo, Francesco Saccà, Lorenzo Ugga, Eleonora Riccio, Silvia Migliaccio, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Arturo Brunetti, Mario Quarantelli, Enrico Tedeschi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of functional connectivity (FC) alterations of the motor circuits in patients with Fabry disease (FD) and their possible correlation with clinical variables with a resting-state (RS) fMRI analysis. METHODS: In our cross-sectional study, 32 patients with FD with genetically confirmed classic diagnosis of FD (12 men, mean age 43.3 ± 12.2 years) were enrolled along with 35 healthy controls (HCs) of comparable age and sex (14 men, mean age 42...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393055/outcome-of-incus-interposition-after-preservation-in-soft-tissue
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Mohammad Faramarzi, Sareh Roosta, Mahboobe Dianat
INTRODUCTION: The lenticular process of the incus succumbs to necrosis in chronic otitis media. Few researchers have addressed the issue of autograft incus preservation in the soft tissue of the tragus or mastoid cavity. Nonetheless, preservation of the incus in this method during the second stage of ossiculoplasty is a subject that is still up for debate. This study was carried out to demonstrate the hearing outcome after a modification of the incus interposition technique, which involved preserving it in the periauricular soft tissue...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379648/cap-lenticular-adhesion-during-small-incision-lenticular-extraction-surgery-causative-factors-and-outcomes
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Rohit Shetty, Nikhil Negalur, Rushad Shroff, Kalyani Deshpande, Chaitra Jayadev
PURPOSE: To study the factors causing cap lenticular adhesion (CLA), a rare complication of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery, and its effect on surgical outcomes. DESIGN: A prospective, observational, cross-sectional study involving 550 eyes of 285 subjects. METHODS: SMILE was performed using the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) with a minimum of 3 months follow-up. Preoperative visual quality assessment, measurement of corneal biomechanics, and Bowman membrane imaging were performed...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375243/autostereoscopic-3d-display-with-high-brightness-and-low-crosstalk
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Guo-Jiao Lv, Bai-Chuan Zhao, Fei Wu, Wu-Xiang Zhao, Ya-Zhi Yang, Qiong-Hua Wang
An autostereoscopic 3D display with high brightness and low crosstalk is proposed. This display consists of a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, a reflective light source (RLS), and a parallax barrier or lenticular lens. The RLS behind the LCD panel consists of a light source, a light guide plate, and a reflection cavity. The RLS can make light reflect continuously in the reflection cavity and exit from the slits on the cavity surface. The widths of these slits are narrower than those of the subpixels, so they can provide a low aperture ratio, which is helpful in obtaining low crosstalk...
April 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366360/vitrectomy-assisted-phacoemulsification-for-lenticular-coloboma
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Ashvin Agarwal, Priya Narang, Amar Agarwal
We describe a technique to prevent continuous vitreous hydration during phacoemulsification in eyes with lenticular coloboma. The hydration results from communication between the anterior and posterior chambers from the edges of the colobomatous defect. To avoid this, a valved trocar is placed at the pars plana site around the area of the lenticular defect, which allows a limited dry vitrectomy during phacoemulsification. Intermittent vitrectomy with a moderate cutting rate and low vacuum parameters accompanied by temporary halting of the phacoemulsification procedure prevents vitreous herniation into the anterior chamber and limits the extension of zonular compromise, facilitating safe phacoemulsification with appropriate capsule expansion and fixation devices and implantation of an intraocular lens...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353199/lenticular-nucleus-correlates-of-general-self-efficacy-in-young-adults
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Seishu Nakagawa, Hikaru Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Taki, Rui Nouchi, Yuka Kotozaki, Takamitsu Shinada, Tsukasa Maruyama, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Kunio Iizuka, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Daniele Magistro, Kohei Sakaki, Hyeonjeong Jeong, Yukako Sasaki, Ryuta Kawashima
General self-efficacy (GSE) is an important factor in education, social participation, and medical treatment. However, the only study that has investigated the direct association between GSE and a neural correlate did not identify specific brain regions, rather only assessed brain structures, and included older adult subjects. GSE is related to motivation, physical activity, learning, the willingness to initiate behaviour and expend effort, and adjustment. Thus, it was hypothesized in the present study that the neural correlates of GSE might be related to changes in the basal ganglia, which is a region related to the abovementioned self-efficacy factors...
March 28, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352978/transcranial-sonography-in-mitochondrial-membrane-protein-associated-neurodegeneration
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Marta Skowronska, Tomasz Kmiec, Anna Czlonkowska, Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzębska
INTRODUCTION: Although the nature of basal ganglia hyperechogenicity in transcranial sonography (TCS) examinations remains unclear, many studies have shown associations between hyperechogenicity and iron accumulation. The role of iron in basal ganglia hyperechogenicity raises interest in the use of TCS in forms of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA). Here we analyzed TCS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings among patients affected by one type of NBIA, mitochondrial membrane protein-associated neurodegeneration (MPAN)...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350848/reduction-of-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-underlies-anticataract-effect-of-topically-applied-tocotrienol-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Nurul Alimah Abdul Nasir, Renu Agarwal, Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Sushil Vasudevan, Minaketan Tripathy, Igor Iezhitsa, Aqil Mohammad Daher, Mohd Ikraam Ibrahim, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
Cataract, a leading cause of blindness, is of special concern in diabetics as it occurs at earlier onset. Polyol accumulation and increased oxidative-nitrosative stress in cataractogenesis are associated with NFκB activation, iNOS expression, ATP depletion, loss of ATPase functions, calpain activation and proteolysis of soluble to insoluble proteins. Tocotrienol was previously shown to reduce lens oxidative stress and inhibit cataractogenesis in galactose-fed rats. In current study, we investigated anticataract effects of topical tocotrienol and possible mechanisms involved in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331285/refraction-outcomes-after-suction-loss-during-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
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Amr A Gab-Alla
PURPOSE: To evaluate refractive outcomes of two management approaches after suction loss during the small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective and comparative study was conducted at the El-Gowhara Private Eye Center. It included 26 consecutive eyes of patients who experienced suction loss during the SMILE technique. Patients were divided into two groups by the technical difficulties in redocking: in group A (12 eyes) suction loss occurred after the posterior lenticular cut and the creation of side-cuts, then suction was reapplied, and the procedure was completed; in group B (14 eyes) suction loss occurred after the posterior lenticular cut and the creation of side-cuts, then the procedure was postponed for 24 hours and completed with the same parameters...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283750/the-effects-of-simulating-a-realistic-eye-model-on-the-eye-dose-of-an-adult-male-undergoing-head-computed-tomography
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Parisa Akhlaghi, Atiyeh Ebrahimi-Khankook, Alireza Vejdani-Noghreiyan
In head computed tomography, radiation upon the eye lens (as an organ with high radiosensitivity) may cause lenticular opacity and cataracts. Therefore, quantitative dose assessment due to exposure of the eye lens and surrounding tissue is a matter of concern. For this purpose, an accurate eye model with realistic geometry and shape, in which different eye substructures are considered, is needed. To calculate the absorbed radiation dose of visual organs during head computed tomography scans, in this study, an existing sophisticated eye model was inserted at the related location in the head of the reference adult male phantom recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)...
May 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262147/kerato-lenticular-ocular-deposits-and-visual-impairment-with-prolonged-chlorpromazine-use-a-case-series
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Guru S Gowda, Aditya Hegde, Vandita Shanbhag, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, T S Jaisoorya
Chlorpromazine is a low potency "typical" antipsychotic agent used to treat schizophrenia. It continues to be prescribed frequently in India owing to its lower cost. There have been previous reports of ocular adverse effects with prolonged use of chlorpromazine. We report three patients who developed corneal and lenticular opacities secondary to prolonged chlorpromazine use leading to visual impairment. Early detection of ocular deposits and switching over to risperidone from chlorpromazine helped in the reversal of chlorpromazine- induced ocular side effects in one of them...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248385/effect-of-oil-on-an-electrowetting-lenticular-lens-and-related-optical-characteristics
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Dooseub Shin, Junoh Kim, Cheoljoong Kim, Gyo Hyun Koo, Jee Hoon Sim, Junsik Lee, Yong Hyub Won
While there are many ways to realize autostereoscopic 2D/3D switchable displays, the electrowetting lenticular lens is superior due to the high optical efficiency and short response time. In this paper, we propose a more stable electrowetting lenticular lens by controlling the quantity of oil. With a large amount of oil, the oil layer was broken and the lenticular lens was damaged at relatively low voltage. Therefore, controlling the amount of oil is crucial to obtain the required dioptric power with stability...
March 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221196/fdg-brain-pet-ct-revealing-bilateral-thalamostriatal-activation-during-a-symptomatic-episode-in-a-patient-with-kleine-levin-syndrome
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Clément Drouet, Olivier Morel, Antoine Verger, Eric Guedj, Hatem Boulahdour
We report the case of a 14-year-old girl with clinically diagnosed Kleine-Levin syndrome. Electroencephalogram and brain MRI were unremarkable. An FDG PET/CT scan was acquired during a symptomatic episode, while she was asleep, and another PET scan was obtained when she was asymptomatic, awake, and quiet. Comparison of both examinations demonstrated a bilateral activation of thalami, caudate nuclei, and lenticular nuclei. These findings may be linked to the implication of thalamostriatal structures in the regulation of sleep and wakefulness...
May 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131617/betab2-crystallin-mutations-associated-with-cataract-and-glaucoma-leads-to-mitochondrial-alterations-in-lens-epithelial-cells-and-retinal-neurons
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Jennifer E Dulle, Anne Rübsam, Sarah J Garnai, Hemant S Pawar, Patrice E Fort
Crystallin proteins are the most prominent protein of the lens and have been increasingly shown to play critical roles in other tissues, especially the retina. Members of all 3 sub-families of crystallins, alpha-, beta- and gamma-crystallins have been reported in the retina during diabetes, traumatic injury and other retinal diseases. While their specific role in the retina is still unclear and may vary, beta-crystallin proteins have been shown to play a critical role in ganglion cell survival following trauma...
February 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123513/wilson-s-disease-patient-with-iron-metabolism-discharge-barriers-a-case-report
#17
Guoen Cai, Xinming Huang, Qinyong Ye, Wenting Xiong, Qing Duan
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal genetic disease. In the present study, the patient was a 35-year-old woman who exhibited drinking bucking (bulbar paralysis) and dysphagia for a period of nine years. Genetic analysis of the patient identified the Thr935Met and Pro992Leu mutations, which lead to copper metabolism discharge barriers. Moreover, magnetic resonance imaging revealed a susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) hyperintense area in the bilateral substantia nigra and lenticular nuclei. These SWI observations indicated that 'mineral deposits' were present...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094105/sonographic-alteration-of-substantia-nigra-is-related-to-parkinsonism-predominant-course-of-x-linked-dystonia-parkinsonism
#18
Uwe Walter, Raymond Rosales, Alessandro Rocco, Ana Westenberger, Aloysius Domingo, Criscely L Go, Norbert Brüggemann, Christine Klein, Lillian V Lee, Dirk Dressler
INTRODUCTION: X-linked recessive dystonia-parkinsonism (XDP, DYT3) is highly prevalent in the Philippines and manifests with varying phenotype. We sought to evaluate the significance of transcranial brain sonography as a biomarker for parkinsonism-predominant phenotype. METHODS: 90 Filipino participants were enrolled into a cross-sectional study: 39 patients with XDP, 21 asymptomatic first-degree relatives of XDP patients, and 30 healthy control subjects. Echogenicity of the substantia nigra and the lenticular nuclei was digitally quantified...
January 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070965/the-consequences-of-avian-ocular-trauma-histopathological-evidence-and-implications-of-acute-and-chronic-disease
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Bret A Moore, Leandro B C Teixeira, William E Sponsel, Richard R Dubielzig
OBJECTIVE: To present a description and categorization of the histopathological lesions in avian ocular trauma. ANIMAL STUDIED: Seventy-five birds diagnosed with ocular trauma at to the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin. PROCEDURES: Histological slides were reviewed, and the type of trauma was classified by cause into either (i) blunt trauma or (ii) penetrating trauma and by duration into (i) acute or (ii) chronic. RESULTS: Blunt trauma was the most common source of trauma, and the most frequent lesions were observed in the retina (91%), with 71% of retinas having a tear or detachment and 46% of retinas showing chronic degenerative changes...
January 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068443/possible-risk-factors-and-clinical-effects-of-opaque-bubble-layer-in-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
#20
Gisung Son, Junghyun Lee, Cheolwon Jang, Ki Yong Choi, Beom Jin Cho, Tae Hyung Lim
PURPOSE: To report the development of an opaque bubble layer (OBL) during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and analyze its potential risk factors and the clinical outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records was performed. The patients were divided into two groups in terms of OBL area following a posterior lenticule cut: OBL less than 5% of cornea and OBL greater than 5% of cornea. Preoperative parameters and clinical outcomes were compared...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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