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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535560/nomogram-for-predicting-intradiscal-cement-leakage-following-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-in-patients-with-osteoporotic-related-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Bin-Yan Zhong, Shi-Cheng He, Hai-Dong Zhu, Tao Pan, Wen Fang, Li Chen, Jin-He Guo, Gang Deng, Guang-Yu Zhu, Gao-Jun Teng
BACKGROUND: Intradiscal cement leakage (ICL) is a common complication following percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). However, the risk factors for such a complication are under debate and there is no accurate predictive nomogram to predict ICL. OBJECTIVES: To establish an effective and novel nomogram for ICL following PVP in patients with osteoporotic-related vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study approved by the Institutional Review Board of our institution...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535427/far-infrared-ray-fir-therapy-an-effective-and-oncological-safe-treatment-modality-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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Ke Li, Liang Xia, Ning Fei Liu, Fabio Nicoli, Joannis Constantinides, Christopher D'Ambrosia, Davide Lazzeri, Mathias Tremp, Ju Fang Zhang, Yi Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer related lymphedema is approximately 5%. Far infrared ray (FIR) treatment can potentially reduce fluid volume and extremity circumference as well as the frequency of dermato-lymphangitis (DLA). However, there is no published data on the oncological safety of FIR and the potential for activation of any residual breast cancer cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety of far infrared ray (FIR) treatment of postmastectomy lymphedema, clinically and in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535341/fully-stretchable-optoelectronic-sensors-based-on-colloidal-quantum-dots-for-sensing-photoplethysmographic-signals
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Tae-Ho Kim, Chang-Seok Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaehyun Hur, Sangmin Lee, Keun Wook Shin, Young-Zoon Yoon, Moon Kee Choi, Jiwoong Yang, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Taeghwan Hyeon, Seongjun Park, Sungwoo Hwang
Flexible and stretchable optoelectronic devices can be potentially applied in displays, biosensors, biomedicine, robotics, and energy generation. The use of nanomaterials with superior optical properties such as quantum dots (QDs) is important in the realization of wearable displays and biomedical devices, but specific structural design as well as selection of materials should preferentially accompany this technology to realize stretchable forms of these devices. Here, we report stretchable optoelectronic sensors manufactured using colloidal QDs and integrated with elastomeric substrates, whose optoelectronic properties are stable under various deformations...
May 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535038/fabrication-of-a-biodegradable-implant-with-tunable-characteristics-for-bone-implant-applications
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Iman Manavitehrani, Ali Fathi, Yiwei Wang, Peter K Maitz, Farid Mirmohseni, Tegan L Cheng, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler, Fariba Dehghani
Biodegradable polymers are appealing material for the manufacturing of surgical implants as such implants break down in vivo, negating the need for a subsequent operation for removal. Many biocompatible polymers produce acidic breakdown products that can lead to localized inflammation and osteolysis. This study assesses the feasibility of fabricating implants out of poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC)-starch that degrades into CO2 and water. The basic compression modulus of PPC-starch (1:1 w/w) is 34 MPa; however, the addition of glycerol (1% w/w) and water as plasticizers doubles this value and enhances the surface wettability...
May 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535028/preparation-of-highly-thermally-conductive-polymer-composite-at-low-filler-content-via-a-self-assembly-process-between-polystyrene-microsphere-and-boron-nitride-nanosheet
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Xiongwei Wang, Peiyi Wu
Rational distribution and orientation of boron nitride nanosheets (BNNSs) are very significant for a polymer/BNNS composite to obtain a high thermal conductivity at low filler content. In this paper, a high-performance thermal interface material based on exfoliated BNNSs and polystyrene microspheres was fabricated by latex blending and subsequent compression molding. In this case, BNNSs and polystyrene (PS) microspheres would firstly self-asemble to form the complex microspheres via strong electrostatic interactions between them...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534870/time-compressed-preplay-of-anticipated-events-in-human-primary-visual-cortex
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Matthias Ekman, Peter Kok, Floris P de Lange
Perception is guided by the anticipation of future events. It has been hypothesized that this process may be implemented by pattern completion in early visual cortex, in which a stimulus sequence is recreated after only a subset of the visual input is provided. Here we test this hypothesis using ultra-fast functional magnetic resonance imaging to measure BOLD activity at precisely defined receptive field locations in visual cortex (V1) of human volunteers. We find that after familiarizing subjects with a spatial sequence, flashing only the starting point of the sequence triggers an activity wave in V1 that resembles the full stimulus sequence...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534816/roi-based-on-board-compression-for-hyperspectral-remote-sensing-images-on-gpu
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Rossella Giordano, Pietro Guccione
In recent years, hyperspectral sensors for Earth remote sensing have become very popular. Such systems are able to provide the user with images having both spectral and spatial information. The current hyperspectral spaceborne sensors are able to capture large areas with increased spatial and spectral resolution. For this reason, the volume of acquired data needs to be reduced on board in order to avoid a low orbital duty cycle due to limited storage space. Recently, literature has focused the attention on efficient ways for on-board data compression...
May 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534772/discriminative-transformation-for-multi-dimensional-temporal-sequences
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Bing Su, Xiaoqing Ding, Changsong Liu, Hao Wang, Ying Wu
Feature space transformation (FST) techniques have been widely studied for dimensionality reduction in vector-based feature space. However, these techniques are inapplicable to sequence data because the features in the same sequence are not independent. In this paper, we propose a method called max-min inter-sequence distance analysis (MMSDA) to transform features in sequences into a low-dimensional subspace such that different sequence classes are holistically separated. To utilize the temporal dependencies, MMSDA first aligns features in sequences from the same class to an adapted number of temporal states and then constructs the sequence class separability based on the statistics of these ordered states...
May 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534287/loading-with-vancomycin-does-not-decrease-gentamicin-elution-in-gentamicin-premixed-bone-cement
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Sebastian P Boelch, Martin C Jordan, Joerg Arnholdt, Maximilian Rudert, Martin Luedemann, Andre F Steinert
Antibiotic loaded bone cements are used as drug delivery systems for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infections. They can be loaded with antibiotics during industrial component production (premixing) and during cement preparation (manually blending). Although double premixed antibiotic loaded bone cements are available, manually blending of a gentamicin premixed antibiotic loaded bone cement with vancomycin is still popular. We compared in vitro antibiotic elution and compressive strength of 0.5 g gentamicin premixed bone cement (PALACOS® R + G), 0...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
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Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533933/negative-wound-pressure-therapy-is-safe-and-useful-in-pediatric-burn-patients
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Yanhan Ren, Philip Chang, Robert L Sheridan
INTRODUCTION: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has proven to be a powerful tool in facilitating healing of difficult wounds of a variety of etiologies. The pediatric experience with NPWT has been limited due to concerns about vascular compression and pain associated with treatment. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of NPWT on children with difficult wounds due to burns or soft-tissue trauma. NPWT was instituted in the operating room under general anesthesia using a commercially available system...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533868/-rare-medico-surgical-emergency-spinal-epidural-abscess-about-3-cases
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
The awareness about infections in the epidural space is increasing thanks to the development of neurosurgery, including MRI. Spinal epidural abscess is a rare pathology but extremely serious from a functional point of view and potentially life threatening. We report three cases of male patients (the first one aged 52 years, the second 57 years and the third 63 years) with diagnosed spinal epidural abscess. Two patients were admitted to the Neurosurgical Emergencies with slow progressive spinal cord compression evolving in the context of infection...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533855/-a-rare-cause-of-spinal-cord-compression-spinal-epidural-arachnoid-cyst-about-3-cases
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
Spinal epidural arachnoid cyst (SEAC) is a benign condition whose pathophysiology is still uncertain. It is most commonly asymptomatic but it can cause severe neurological sequelae especially when treatment is not received in time. We conducted a retrospective study of three patients treated for SEAC conducted in the Neurosurgery Department, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez. We report the case of two male patients and a woman, with an average age of 35 years (range: 16-56 years), admitted with slow progressive spinal cord compression...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533832/-spinal-epidural-angiolipoma-a-rare-etiology-of-medullary-compression
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Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri
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2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533513/strain-engineered-pyrochlore-at-high-pressure
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Dylan R Rittman, Katlyn M Turner, Sulgiye Park, Antonio F Fuentes, Changyong Park, Rodney C Ewing, Wendy L Mao
Strain engineering is a promising method for next-generation materials processing techniques. Here, we use mechanical milling and annealing followed by compression in diamond anvil cell to tailor the intrinsic and extrinsic strain in pyrochlore, Dy2Ti2O7 and Dy2Zr2O7. Raman spectroscopy, X-ray pair distribution function analysis, and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize atomic order over short-, medium-, and long-range spatial scales, respectively, under ambient conditions. Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were further employed to interrogate the material in situ at high pressure...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533303/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-adults-and-children-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Mary Ann Peberdy, Jason A Gluck, Joseph P Ornato, Christian A Bermudez, Russell E Griffin, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Richard E Kerber, Eldrin F Lewis, Mark S Link, Corinne Miller, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Ravi Thiagarajan, Robert M Weiss, Brian O'Neil
Cardiac arrest in patients on mechanical support is a new phenomenon brought about by the increased use of this therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure. This American Heart Association scientific statement highlights the recognition and treatment of cardiovascular collapse or cardiopulmonary arrest in an adult or pediatric patient who has a ventricular assist device or total artificial heart. Specific, expert consensus recommendations are provided for the role of external chest compressions in such patients...
May 22, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532968/off-loading-wheelchair-cushion-provides-best-case-reduction-in-tissue-deformation-as-indicated-by-mri
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Evan Call, Thomas Hetzel, Chad McLean, Joshua N Burton, Craig Oberg
Off-loading or the Orthotic approach to wheelchair seating has been used successfully to provide seating that optimizes tissue protection at the ischial tuberosities (ITs), sacrum and greater trochanters. Recent publications indicate the significance of preventing tissue compression to reduce ulcer formation. Comparative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of individuals seated on two cushion types provides direct evidence of tissue unloading resulting in the reduction in tissue compression. Measurement of tissue compression in MRI images provides the cumulative impact of compression and shear resulting in ultimate tissue thickness documented here...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532912/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-idiopathic-trigeminal-neuralgia-does-the-status-of-offending-vessels-influence-on-pain-control-or-side-effects
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Hyun Ho Jung, Chang Kyu Park, Na Young Jung, Minsoo Kim, Won Seok Chang, Jin Woo Chang
OBJECTIVE: To determine pain control and side effects after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for classical idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) with or without neurovascular compression (NVC). METHODS: This study included 47 patients with type 1 idiopathic TN and Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) pain class IV or V that were treated with GKRS, with maximal dose of 85 Gy targeting root entry zone, as a first-treatment modality between January 2005 and March 2015...
May 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532589/erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-leg-a-prospective-multicentre-observational-study-of-36-cases
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P Nicol, G Perceau, C Barbe, P Bernard
BACKGROUND: Erosive pustular dermatosis of the leg (EPDL) is a poorly understood entity first described by Lanigan and Cotteril in 1987. Its clinical diagnosis is based on exclusion since the physiopathology is unknown. The primary objective of this investigation was to specify the clinical aspects and outcomes in a prospective study. The secondary objectives were to describe associated diseases, the circumstances of occurrence, and the laboratory tests used. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study that included 45 patients selected by members of the Angiology-Dermatology Group of the SFD (French Dermatology Society) at 13 centres between 01/09/2013 and 31/10/2014...
May 19, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532519/a-case-of-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-madelung-s-disease-treated-by-lateral-pharyngoplasty
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V Pinto, P G Morselli, D Tassone, O Piccin
BACKGROUND: Madelung's disease is a rare disorder characterised by the presence of multiple, symmetric, non-capsulated fat masses in the face, neck and other areas of upper extremities. In some cases, severe clinical complications such as upper airway compression can occur. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old man affected by Madelung's disease complained of snoring and severe daytime sleepiness. Polysomnography revealed severe obstructive sleep apnoea. An attempt to treat sleep apnoea by continuous positive airway pressure failed because of poor compliance...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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