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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201346/the-chiropractic-profession-a-scoping-review-of-utilization-rates-reasons-for-seeking-care-patient-profiles-and-care-provided
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Peter J H Beliveau, Jessica J Wong, Deborah A Sutton, Nir Ben Simon, André E Bussières, Silvano A Mior, Simon D French
Background: Previous research has investigated utilization rates, who sees chiropractors, for what reasons, and the type of care that chiropractors provide. However, these studies have not been comprehensively synthesized. We aimed to give a global overview by summarizing the current literature on the utilization of chiropractic services, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and assessment and treatment provided. Methods: Systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Index to Chiropractic Literature using keywords and subject headings (MeSH or ChiroSH terms) from database inception to January 2016...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197505/a-safer-urea-based-in-situ-hybridization-method-improves-detection-of-gene-expression-in-diverse-animal-species
#2
Chiara Sinigaglia, Daniel Thiel, Andreas Hejnol, Evelyn Houliston, Lucas Leclère
In situ hybridization is a widely employed technique allowing spatial visualization of gene expression in fixed specimens. It has greatly advanced our understanding of biological processes, including developmental regulation. In situ protocols are today routinely followed in numerous laboratories, and although details might change, they all include a hybridization step, where specific antisense RNA or DNA probes anneal to the target nucleic acid sequence. This step is generally carried out at high temperatures and in a denaturing solution, called hybridization buffer, commonly containing 50% (v/v) formamide - a hazardous chemical...
November 29, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182100/dielectric-elastomer-actuators-for-soft-wave-handling-systems
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Tao Wang, Jinhua Zhang, Jun Hong, Michael Yu Wang
This article presents a soft handling system inspired by the principle of the natural wave (named Wave-Handling system) aiming to offer a soft solution to delicately transport and sort fragile items such as fruits, vegetables, biological tissues in food, and biological industries. The system consists of an array of hydrostatically coupled dielectric elastomer actuators (HCDEAs). Due to the electrostriction property of dielectric elastomers, the handling system can be controlled by electric voltage rather than the cumbersome pneumatic system...
March 2017: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177676/extracranial-extra-cns-spread-of-embryonal-tumor-with-multilayered-rosettes-etmr-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Ashish H Shah, Ziad Khatib, Toba Niazi
BACKGROUND: Embryonal tumors with multilayered rosettes (ETMR) is a rare variant of embryonal tumor of infancy with nearly 200 cases reported in the literature. Leptomeningeal spread of this tumor is well known; however, extracranial metastasis has been sparsely reported in the literature. METHODS: Our study was divided into two sections: (1) We conducted a retrospective review of our patient series of ETMR and screened for patients with evidence of ETMR over the last 10 years 2007-2017 at a single tertiary referral pediatric hospital, and (2) we conducted a systematic review according to PRISMA guidelines of all reported cases of ETMR to determine the incidence of extracranial metastasis and treatment paradigms...
November 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150150/biocompatible-hollow-polymeric-particles-produced-by-a-mild-solvent-and-template-free-strategy
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Eustolia Rodríguez-Velázquez, Pablo Taboada, Manuel Alatorre-Meda
Macroscopic hollow polymeric particles are attractive materials for various applications such as surgery, food industry, agriculture, etc. However, protocols reporting their synthesis have hitherto made use of organic solvents and/or sacrificial templates, compromising the encapsulation of different bioactive compounds and the process yield. Here, millimeter-size, hollow polymeric particles were synthesized, for the first time, in a solvent- and template free manner onto superhydrophobic surfaces (SHS). The particles were produced upon assembly and double superficial crosslinking of liquid droplets of DNA and methacrylamide chitosan aqueous solutions (CH:MA), leading to liquid-core particles with a hardened hydrogel shell...
November 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119091/alar-width-changes-due-to-surgically-assisted-rapid-palatal-expansion-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Kevin C Lee, Michael Perrino
A major objective of orthognatic surgery is the aesthetic outcome. Treatments only correcting for dentoskeletal deformities are not sufficient for optimal facial results because undesirable soft tissue changes may accompany skeletal manipulations. The primary objective of this study was to investigate alar base width (ABW) changes a minimum of 6 months following surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE). The following electronic databases and citation indices were searched: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, and Virtual Health Library...
October 2017: Journal of Orthodontic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082127/autonomous-planning-and-control-of-soft-untethered-grippers-in-unstructured-environments
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Federico Ongaro, Stefano Scheggi, ChangKyu Yoon, Frank van den Brink, Seung Hyun Oh, David H Gracias, Sarthak Misra
The use of small, maneuverable, untethered and reconfigurable robots could provide numerous advantages in various micromanipulation tasks. Examples include microassembly, pick-and-place of fragile micro-objects for lab-on-a-chip applications, assisted hatching for in-vitro fertilization and minimally invasive surgery. This study assesses the potential of soft untethered magnetic grippers as alternatives or complements to conventional tethered or rigid micromanipulators. We demonstrate closed-loop control of untethered grippers and automated pick-and-place of biological material on porcine tissue in an unstructured environment...
2017: Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072346/effects-of-modified-abutment-characteristics-on-peri-implant-soft-tissue-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ignacio Sanz-Martín, Ignacio Sanz-Sánchez, Ana Carrillo de Albornoz, Elena Figuero, Mariano Sanz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of the abutment characteristics on peri-implant tissue health and to identify the most suitable material and surface characteristics. METHODS: A protocol was developed aimed to answer the following focused question: "Which is the effect of the modification of the abutment design in regard to the maintenance of the peri-implant soft tissue health?" Further subanalysis aimed to investigate the impact of the abutment material, macroscopic design, surface topography and surface manipulation...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042733/effect-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-mixed-with-tissue-conditioners-in-varying-doses-on-colonization-and-inhibition-of-candida-albicans-an-in-vitro-study
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Siva Kumar Vankadara, Rajendra Basavaraj Hallikerimath, Viraj Patil, Kishore Bhat, Mallikarjun Hanumantappa Doddamani
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The study was conducted to evaluate the Colonization & Inhibition of Candida albicans in selected commercially available denture lining materials material by mixing them with varying concentrations and doses of tea tree oil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five test discs of 10mm diameter and 1.5mm thickness were prepared using commercially available soft denture lining materials (Viscogel and GC-soft). Tea tree oil of varying concentrations (10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%) and doses (0...
July 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036027/early-macrophage-infiltration-improves-the-fat-graft-survival-by-inducing-angiogenesis-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-recruitment
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Junrong Cai, Jingwei Feng, Kaiyang Liu, Shaolong Zhou, Feng Lu
BACKGROUND: Fat grafting is a popular soft tissue filler method; however, its results are variable and technique-dependent. Macrophages are present in fat grafts and closely associated with tissue regeneration. We hypothesized that activation/depletion of early macrophages in transferred fat improves/impairs fat graft survival. METHODS: Mouse inguinal fat (~150 mg) was transferred autologously. Fat grafting was first performed without other manipulations to obtain baseline information...
October 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025351/utilization-of-robotic-arm-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-soft-tissue-protection
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Assem A Sultan, Nicolas Piuzzi, Anton Khlopas, Morad Chughtai, Nipun Sodhi, Michael A Mont
Despite the well-established success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), iatrogenic ligamentous and soft tissue injuries are infrequent, but potential complications that can have devastating impact on clinical outcomes. These injuries are often related to technical errors and excessive soft tissue manipulation, particularly during bony resections. Recently, robotic-arm assisted TKA was introduced and demonstrated promising results with potential technical advantages over manual surgery in implant positioning and mechanical accuracy...
October 13, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965091/a-cross-sectional-examination-of-the-profile-of-chiropractors-recruited-to-the-australian-chiropractic-research-network-acorn-a-sustainable-resource-for-future-chiropractic-research
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Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng, Amie Steel, Romy Lauche, Craig Moore, Lyndon Amorin-Woods, David Sibbritt
OBJECTIVES: The Australian Chiropractic Research Network (ACORN) practice-based research network (PBRN) cohort was established to provide sustainable infrastructure necessary to address lack of rigorous investigation and to bridge the research-practice gap focused on chiropractic care for future years. This paper presents the profile of chiropractors recruited to the ACORN PBRN, a nationally representative sample of chiropractors working in Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a cohort study of chiropractors in Australia...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954573/are-varus-knees-contracted-reconciling-the-literature
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Michael J McAuliffe, Ali Vakili, Gautam Garg, John Roe, Sarah L Whitehouse, Ross Crawford
PURPOSE: There is direct literature conflict regarding coronal plane contracture or laxity in the end-stage varus osteoarthritic knee. Understanding the preoperative soft tissue status is important for optimizing the soft tissue envelope during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: The lower limb was manipulated using computer navigation, prior to surgical releases, to allow the limb weight-bearing axis to pass through the knee centre in maximum extension and 20° of flexion...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946522/the-effect-of-manual-therapy-and-exercise-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ozlem Ulger, Aynur Demirel, Müzeyyen Oz, Seval Tamer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of spinal stabilization exercises (SSE) and manual therapy methods on pain, function and quality of life (QoL) levels in individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: A total of one-hundred thirteen patients diagnosed as CLBP were enrolled to the study. The patients allocated into Spinal Stabilization group (SG) and manual therapy group (MG), randomly. While SSE performed in SG, soft tissue mobilizations, muscle-energy techniques, joint mobilizations and manipulations were performed in MG...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929054/prosthetic-rehabilitation-of-a-geriatric-patient-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-buccal-mucosa-a-report-of-clinical-challenges
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Raghavendra Adaki, Sarvesh Raikar, Kamal Shigli, Sivaranjani Gali
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to highlight the rehabilitation of a geriatric patient with an orofacial cheek defect by an extraoral silicone prosthesis. METHODOLOGY: Structured extra- and intra-oral examination of tissues coupled with a justified choice of impression materials, techniques, and prosthetic rehabilitation with a high-temperature vulcanizing silicone was done. RESULTS: The presence of compressible tissues, static appearance of the prosthesis during patient's facial movements, variability in complexion of the skin around the defect, and manipulating heat-vulcanized silicone were the challenges faced during clinical procedures...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910078/bifacial-biomimetic-freestanding-anisotropic-catechol-interfaces-with-asymmetrically-layered-films-as-versatile-extracellular-matrix-substitutes
#16
Byung Gee Im, Minjae Do, Yoojin Kim, Mira Cho, Jae-Hyung Jang
Biological naïve extracellular matrices (ECMs) exhibit anisotropic functions in their physical, chemical, and morphological properties. Representative examples include anisotropic skin layers or blood vessels simultaneously facing multiphasic environments. Here, anisotropically multifunctional structures called BiFACIAL (biomimetic freestanding anisotropic catechol-interfaces with asymmetrically layered) films were developed simply by contacting two polysaccharide solutions of heparin-catechol (Hep-C) and chitosan-catechol (Chi-C)...
September 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900773/ct-evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-trauma-initial-experience-with-cinematic-rendering
#17
Steven P Rowe, Jan Fritz, Elliot K Fishman
Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanners that can quickly acquire volumetric datasets composed of isotropic voxels laid the groundwork for the widespread clinical implementation of 3D MDCT reconstructions, with maximum intensity projection (MIP) and volumetric rendering (VR) becoming important parts of the imaging evaluation of patients with a wide variety of pathologic conditions. Recently, a new 3D reconstruction technique known as cinematic rendering (CR) has become available and is now U.S. FDA approved...
September 12, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898951/biocompatible-hollow-polymeric-particles-produced-by-a-mild-solvent-and-template-free-strategy
#18
Eustolia Rodríguez-Velázquez, Pablo Taboada, Manuel Alatorre-Meda
Macroscopic hollow polymeric particles are attractive materials for various applications such as surgery, food industry, agriculture, etc. However, protocols reporting their synthesis have hitherto made use of organic solvents and/or sacrificial templates, compromising the encapsulation of different bioactive compounds and the process yield. Here, millimeter-size, hollow polymeric particles were synthesized, for the first time, in a solvent- and template free manner onto superhydrophobic surfaces (SHS). The particles were produced upon assembly and double superficial crosslinking of liquid droplets of DNA and methacrylamide chitosan aqueous solutions (CH:MA), leading to liquid-core particles with a hardened hydrogel shell...
August 31, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894143/3d-calcite-heterostructures-for-dynamic-and-deformable-mineralized-matrices
#19
Jaeseok Yi, Yucai Wang, Yuanwen Jiang, Il Woong Jung, Wenjun Liu, Vincent De Andrade, Ruqing Xu, Ramya Parameswaran, Ivo R Peters, Ralu Divan, Xianghui Xiao, Tao Sun, Youjin Lee, Won Il Park, Bozhi Tian
Scales are rooted in soft tissues, and are regenerated by specialized cells. The realization of dynamic synthetic analogues with inorganic materials has been a significant challenge, because the abiological regeneration sites that could yield deterministic growth behavior are hard to form. Here we overcome this fundamental hurdle by constructing a mutable and deformable array of three-dimensional calcite heterostructures that are partially locked in silicone. Individual calcite crystals exhibit asymmetrical dumbbell shapes and are prepared by a parallel tectonic approach under ambient conditions...
September 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875128/ponseti-method-treatment-of-neglected-idiopathic-clubfoot-preliminary-results-of-a-multi-center-study-in-nigeria
#20
Olayinka O Adegbehingbe, Adeoye J Adetiloye, Ladipo Adewole, Dennis U Ajodo, Nosirudeen Bello, Oluwadare Esan, Alex C Hoover, James Ior, Omolade Lasebikan, Owolabi Ojo, Anthony Olasinde, David Songden, Jose A Morcuende
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Ponseti method for initial correction of neglected clubfoot cases in multiple centers throughout Nigeria. METHODS: Patient charts were reviewed through the International Clubfoot Registry for 12 different Ponseti clubfoot treatment centers and 328 clubfeet (225 patients) met inclusion criteria. All patients were treated by the method described by Ponseti including manipulation and casting with percutaneous Achilles tenotomy as needed...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
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