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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922726/chronic-arsenicosis-and-cadmium-exposure-in-wild-snowshoe-hares-lepus-americanus-breeding-near-yellowknife-northwest-territories-canada-part-2-manifestation-of-bone-abnormalities-and-osteoporosis
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S Amuno, A Al Kaissi, A Jamwal, S Niyogi, C E Quenneville
Various bone abnormalities, including osteoporosis, have been associated with chronic arsenic and cadmium exposure in experimental animal models, but information regarding the bone pathology of wild population of small mammals breeding in contaminated environment is limited. This present study was conducted to comparatively assess the prevalence and pattern of skeletal abnormalities in free ranging snowshoe hares inhabiting an area heavily contaminated by arsenic and other trace metals, near the vicinity of the abandoned Giant mine, and in a reference location approximately 20km from the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921994/anisotropic-cracking-of-nanocrystal-superlattices
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Benjamin T Diroll, Xuedan Ma, Yaoting Wu, Christopher B Murray
The synthesis colloidal nanocrystals in non-polar organic solvents has led to exceptional size- and shape-control, enabling the formation of nanocrystal superlattices isostructural to atomic lattices built with nanocrystals rather than atoms. The long aliphatic ligands (e.g. oleic acid) used to achieve this control separate nanocrystals too far in the solid-state for most charge-transporting devices. Solid-state ligand exchange, which brings particles closer together and enhances conductivity, necessitates large changes in the total volume of the solid (compressive stress), which leads to film cracking...
September 18, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920780/use-of-composite-materials-as-a-component-of-tusk-fracture-management-in-an-asian-elephant-elephas-maximus-and-an-african-elephant-loxodonta-africana
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Richard R Sim, Elizabeth Stringer, Dennis Donovan, Rachael Chappell, Pat Flora, Jon Hall, Selvum Pillay, Benjamin G Willis, Stephanie McCain
Tusk fractures in Asian (Elephas maximus) and African elephants (Loxodonta africana) can result in damage to the distal end or to longitudinal cracks, potentially progressing to pulpitis. With pulp exposure, endodontic therapy is the treatment of choice, but conservative therapy has sufficed for some elephants. This manuscript describes the use of composite materials as a component of tusk fracture management. A 7-yr-old male Asian elephant fractured the distal end of both tusks with pulp exposure in one. Capping of each tusk with a Kevlar/fiberglass composite prevented further damage, and a modification allowed care of the exposed pulp tissue...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913322/late-complication-of-a-silicone-implant-thirty-years-after-orbital-fracture-reconstruction
#4
Chi An Lee, Seok Joo Kang, Ji Young Yun, Hook Sun
Alloplastic materials used for orbital fracture reconstruction can induce complications, such as infection, migration, extrusion, intraorbital hemorrhage, and residual diplopia. Silicone is one of the alloplastic materials that has been widely used for decades. The author reports a rare case of spontaneous extrusion of a silicone implant that was used for orbital fracture reconstruction 30 years earlier. A 50-year-old man was admitted to the emergency room for an exposed substance in the lower eyelid area of the left eye, which began as a palpable hard nodule a week earlier...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895968/multiscale-crack-initiator-promoted-super-low-ice-adhesion-surfaces
#5
Zhiwei He, Senbo Xiao, Huajian Gao, Jianying He, Zhiliang Zhang
Preventing icing on exposed surfaces is important for life and technology. While suppressing ice nucleation by surface structuring and local confinement is highly desirable and yet to be achieved, a realistic roadmap of icephobicity is to live with ice, but with lowest possible ice adhesion. According to fracture mechanics, the key to lower ice adhesion is to maximize crack driving forces at the ice-substrate interface. Herein, we present a novel integrated macro-crack initiator mechanism combining nano-crack and micro-crack initiators, and demonstrate a new approach to designing super-low ice adhesion surfaces by introducing sub-structures into smooth polydimethylsiloxane coatings...
September 12, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893586/effects-of-diisononyl-phthalate-on-osteopenia-in-intact-mice
#6
Yun-Ho Hwang, Young-Jin Son, Man-Jeong Paik, Sung-Tae Yee
Osteopenia is characterized by bone loss and deterioration of trabecular bone, which leads to osteoporotic fractures. This disease is highly prevalent in industrialized areas and is associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Diisononyl phthalate (DINP) is one of these EDCs and is mainly used as a plasticizer in flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products. Although it is well known that exposure to DINP is harmful to humans, no studies have been reported concerning its contribution to osteopenia...
September 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892393/micrometre-sized-magnesium-whitlockite-crystals-in-micropetrosis-of-bisphosphonate-exposed-human-alveolar-bone
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Furqan Ali A Shah, Bryan E J Lee, James Tedesco, Cecilia L Wexell, Cecilia Persson, Peter Thomsen, Kathryn Grandfield, Anders Palmquist
Osteocytes are contained within spaces called lacunae and play a central role in bone remodelling. Administered frequently to prevent osteoporotic fractures, anti-resorptive agents such as bisphosphonates suppress osteocyte apoptosis and may be localised within osteocyte lacunae. Bisphosphonates also reduce osteoclast viability, and thereby hinder the repair of damaged tissue. Osteocyte lacunae contribute to toughening mechanisms. Following osteocyte apoptosis, the lacunar space undergoes mineralisation, termed 'micropetrosis'...
September 11, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890234/calibration-of-a-lactic-acid-model-for-simulating-biofilm-induced-degradation-of-the-dentin-composite-interface
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Laikuan Zhu, Yuping Li, Carola A Carrera, Yung-Chung Chen, Mingyu Li, Alex Fok
OBJECTIVE: To verify and calibrate a chemical model for simulating the degradation of the dentin-composite interface induced by multi-species oral biofilms in vitro. METHODS: Dentin-composite disks (5-mm dia.×2-mm thick) were made from bovine incisor roots and filled with either Z100™ (Z100) or Filtek™ LS (LS) composite. The disks, which were covered with nail varnish, but with one of the dentin-composite margins exposed, were immersed in lactic acid solution at pH 4...
September 8, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873499/bioremediation-in-fractured-rock-2-mobilization-of-chloroethene-compounds-from-the-rock-matrix
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Allen M Shapiro, Claire R Tiedeman, Thomas E Imbrigiotta, Daniel J Goode, Paul A Hsieh, Pierre J Lacombe, Mary F DeFlaun, Scott R Drew, Gary P Curtis
A mass balance is formulated to evaluate the mobilization of chlorinated ethene compounds (CE) from the rock matrix of a fractured mudstone aquifer under pre- and postbioremediation conditions. The analysis relies on a sparse number of monitoring locations and is constrained by a detailed description of the groundwater flow regime. Groundwater flow modeling developed under the site characterization identified groundwater fluxes to formulate the CE mass balance in the rock volume exposed to the injected remediation amendments...
September 5, 2017: Ground Water
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871320/excess-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-hip-fracture-patients-and-the-prognostic-impact-of-comorbidity
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A B Pedersen, V Ehrenstein, S K Szépligeti, H T Sørensen
Hip fracture patients were at increased excess risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) up to 1 year following hip fracture. During the first year, interaction between hip fracture and comorbidity was observed among patients with severe and very severe comorbidity. INTRODUCTION: We compared the risk of VTE in hip fracture patients with that in the general population. We also examined whether and to what extent the association between hip fracture and VTE varied by comorbidity level. METHODS: Nationwide cohort study based on Danish health registries, 1995-2015...
September 5, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862590/the-compression-dome-concept-the-restorative-implications
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Graeme Milicich
Evidence now supports the concept that the enamel on a tooth acts like a compression dome, much like the dome of a cathedral. With an overlying enamel compression dome, the underlying dentin is protected from damaging tensile forces. Disruption of a compression system leads to significant shifts in load pathways. The clinical restorative implications are significant and far-reaching. Cutting the wrong areas of a tooth exposes the underlying dentin to tensile forces that exceed natural design parameters. These forces lead to crack propagation, causing flexural pain and eventual fracture and loss of tooth structure...
September 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843882/influence-of-various-bonding-techniques-on-the-fracture-strength-of-thin-cad-cam-fabricated-occlusal-glass-ceramic-veneers
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Christine Yazigi, Matthias Kern, Mohamed Sad Chaar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficiency of immediate dentin sealing and the effects of different bonding protocols on the fracture strength of CAD/CAM occlusal veneers bonded to exposed dentin. METHODS: Ninety-six extracted maxillary premolars were initially divided into three main groups with 32 specimens each: without immediate dentin sealing, immediate dentin sealing/total etching and immediate dentin sealing/selective etching. Teeth were identically prepared in the dentin to receive occlusal veneers of 0...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843005/reconstruction-of-midface-defects-with-the-osteocutaneous-radial-forearm-flap-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-including-patient-reported-quality-of-life
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Timothy M Connolly, Larissa Sweeny, Benjamin Greene, Anthony Morlandt, William R Carroll, Eben L Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Maxillectomy defects significantly impair quality of life. Prosthetics can overcome some of these issues, but has limitations. The role of the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (OC-RFFF) has been established for reconstruction of smaller maxillectomy defects, but its role in larger defects is not well defined. We aim to evaluate outcomes after midface reconstruction utilizing the OC-RFFF. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective database collected between 2005 and 2014 of midface reconstruction using OC-RFFF in a tertiary care centre...
August 26, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828361/driving-pressure-and-mechanical-power-new-targets-for-vili-prevention
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Tommaso Tonetti, Francesco Vasques, Francesca Rapetti, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Collino, Federica Romitti, Luigi Camporota, Massimo Cressoni, Paolo Cadringher, Michael Quintel, Luciano Gattinoni
Several factors have been recognized as possible triggers of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). The first is pressure (thus the 'barotrauma'), then the volume (hence the 'volutrauma'), finally the cyclic opening-closing of the lung units ('atelectrauma'). Less attention has been paid to the respiratory rate and the flow, although both theoretical considerations and experimental evidence attribute them a significant role in the generation of VILI. The initial injury to the lung parenchyma is necessarily mechanical and it could manifest as an unphysiological distortion of the extracellular matrix and/or as micro-fractures in the hyaluronan, likely the most fragile polymer embedded in the matrix...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819607/a-gustilo-type-3b-open-tibial-fracture-treated-with-a-proximal-flexor-hallucis-longus-flap-a-case-report
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Tomohiro Yasuda, Masayuki Arai, Kaoru Sato, Koji Kanzaki
INTRODUCTION: In the treatment of Gustilo Type 3B open tibial fractures, it is important to perform soft tissue reconstruction and bone reconstruction simultaneously. Gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps are generally used as rotational flaps for the tibia. The distal third of the tibia can often not be covered with the gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps. Treatment distal to the distal third of the tibia is difficult because fewer flap options are available. In the present report, we describe our experience with a Gustilo Type 3B open tibial fracture treated by gastrocnemius muscle and soleus muscle flaps, along with an additional proximally based flexor hallucis longus flap, which is a rare procedure...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816103/assessment-of-work-related-accidents-associated-with-waste-handling-in-belo-horizonte-brazil
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Marcos Pg Mol, Amanda F Pereira, Dirceu B Greco, Sandy Cairncross, Leo Heller
As more urban solid waste is generated, managing it becomes ever more challenging and the potential impacts on the environment and human health also become greater. Handling waste - including collection, treatment and final disposal - entails risks of work accidents. This article assesses the perception of waste management workers regarding work-related accidents in domestic and health service contexts in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. These perceptions are compared with national data from the Ministry of Social Security on accidents involving workers in solid waste management...
August 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814183/diagnoses-and-treatment-of-dental-disorders-in-a-research-colony-of-macaca-fascicularis-a-case-series
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Philippe Roux, Muriel Brecheisen, Rafael de Carvalho, Alessandra Bergadano
During daily routine oral examinations in a research colony of nonhuman primates (NHPs, Macaca fascicularis), a variety of oral-dental lesions were identified. A dental care program was established based on these findings. Based on the presence of dental clinical signs and their severity, 31 animals were triaged to be examined and treated by a veterinarian. Clinical examination consisted of visual inspection using a periodontal probe/explorer and full or partial mouth dental radiographs. Treatment was performed during the same procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812206/differences-in-femoral-neck-structure-between-elderly-caucasian-and-chinese-populations-a-cross-sectional-study-of-perth-beijing-cohorts
#18
L Wang, B C C Khoo, X G Cheng, K Brown, J R Lewis, Y B Su, Z Guo, K Li, R L Prince
Structural skeletal differences of the femoral neck of older Beijing-Chinese and Perth-Caucasian women were compared; adjusting for frame size-related differences, Beijing-Chinese have lower periosteal width; however, indices of internal bone distribution suggest that Beijing-Chinese may exhibit increased resistance to fracture that may relate to the reduced hip fracture incidence. INTRODUCTION: Ethnic differences in skeletal structure may relate to differences in hip fracture risk in Chinese and Caucasian populations...
August 15, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811007/acceleration-of-skin-wound-healing-by-low-dose-indirect-ionizing-radiation-in-male-rats
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Nasrollah Jabbari, Gholam Hossein Farjah, Behnam Ghadimi, Hajar Zanjani, Behnam Heshmatian
A recent hypothesis has revealed that low-dose irradiation (LDI) with ionizing radiation might have a promoting effect on fracture healing. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of direct (electron beam) and indirect (gamma-ray) low-dose ionizing irradiations on the wound healing process in male rats. In 72 male rats, a full-thickness wound was incised. The animals were randomly assigned to three groups, each with 24 rats. The first two groups were named IG-I and IG-II and respectively exposed to electron and gamma-radiations (75 cGy) immediately after the surgical procedure...
August 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808345/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-both-column-acetabular-fractures-through-the-stoppa-combined-with-iliac-fossa-approach
#20
Ruipeng Zhang, Yingchao Yin, Shilun Li, Zhiyong Hou, Juan Wang, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
Both-column fractures are the most complicated group of acetabular fractures. Although great progress of surgical technique has been made, the choice of approach is controversial. All the fragments could be exposed and managed through combined ilioinguinal and Kocher-Langenbeck (IL+KL) approaches, which has been widely used to conduct the both-column fractures. However, the clinical popularization may be restricted for high rate of complication. Most internal area of the hemipelvis could be exposed through Stoppa combined with iliac fossa (S+IF) approach...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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