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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803035/bone-tunnel-change-develops-within-two-weeks-of-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft-a-comparison-of-different-postoperative-immobilization-periods-using-computed-tomography
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Ryo Shimizu, Nobuo Adachi, Minoru Ishifuro, Atsuo Nakamae, Masakazu Ishikawa, Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone tunnel changes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction during the early postoperative period using computed tomography (CT), and to understand the impact of postoperative immobilization on these changes. METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts were included. We subcategorized patients into two groups: patients who underwent isolated ACL reconstruction and had three days of knee immobilization (Group A, n=10); and patients with concomitant meniscus injuries who underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair simultaneously (Group B, n=10) had their knees immobilized for two weeks after surgery...
August 9, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802330/fast-detection-of-the-main-anatomical-structures-in-digital-retinal-images-based-on-intra-and-inter-structure-relational-knowledge
#2
José M Molina-Casado, Enrique J Carmona, Julián García-Feijoó
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The anatomical structure detection in retinal images is an open problem. However, most of the works in the related literature are oriented to the detection of each structure individually or assume the previous detection of a structure which is used as a reference. The objective of this paper is to obtain simultaneous detection of the main retinal structures (optic disc, macula, network of vessels and vascular bundle) in a fast and robust way. METHODS: We propose a new methodology oriented to accomplish the mentioned objective...
October 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800733/integrative-and-quantitive-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-his-bundle-related-pacing-in-comparison-with-conventional-right-ventricular-pacing-a-meta-analysis
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Ziqing Yu, Ruizhen Chen, Yangang Su, Xueying Chen, Shengmei Qin, Minghui Li, Fei Han, Junbo Ge
BACKGROUND: Long-term RVP could bring adverse problems to cardiac electro-mechanics and result in inter- and intra-ventricular asynchrony, impaired labor force, and aggravation of cardiac function. HBRP including direct His bundle pacing and para-His bundle pacing was regarded as a novel physiological pacing pattern to avoid devastating cardiac function. This synthetic study was conducted to integratively and quantitatively evaluate the efficacy of His bundle related pacing (HBRP) in comparison with conventional right ventricular pacing (RVP)...
August 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800324/fluid-in-the-tissue-channels-of-vascular-adventitia-investigated-by-afm-and-tem
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Xinxiao Han, Hongyi Li, Wenda Hua, Luru Dai, Zhuo Ao, Fulong Liao, Dong Han
BACKGROUND: Tissue channels as a part of microcirculation system have been proposed over three decade, playing an important role in fluid transportation as reported. Adventitia of inferior vena cava (IVC) is a typical hierarchical porous media with abundant tissue channels. Its fluid transportation behaviors attract massive research interest. However, the mechanism of the driving force and microstructure was lack of deep research. OBJECTIVE: This study was to investigate the microstructural basis of fluid transportation within inferior vena cava (IVC)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800177/exercise-stress-test-reveals-ineligibility-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Motomi Tachibana, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The eligibility of patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) for implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is not well known. This study aimed to clarify the eligibility of BrS patients for S-ICD using electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and during exercise testing. We also analyzed factors associated with ineligibility for S-ICD from standard 12-lead ECG at rest. METHODS: We enrolled 110 consecutive BrS patients who visited Okayama university hospital from December 2015 to December 2016...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798672/learning-morse-code-alters-microstructural-properties-in-the-inferior-longitudinal-fasciculus-a-dti-study
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Lara Schlaffke, Alexander Leemans, Lauren M Schweizer, Sebastian Ocklenburg, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke
Learning relies on neuroplasticity, which has mainly been studied in gray matter (GM). However, there is mounting evidence indicating a critical role of white matter changes involved in learning processes. One of the most important learning processes in human development is language acquisition. However, due to the length of this learning process, it has been notoriously difficult to investigate the underlying neuroplastic changes. Here, we report a novel learning paradigm to assess the role of white matter plasticity for language acquisition...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798233/the-atad2-bromodomain-binds-different-acetylation-marks-on-the-histone-h4-in-similar-fuzzy-complexes
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Cassiano Langini, Amedeo Caflisch, Andreas Vitalis
Bromodomains are protein modules adopting conserved helix-bundle folds. Some bromodomain-containing proteins, such as ATPase family AAA domain-containing protein 2 (ATAD2), isoform A, have attracted much interest because they are overexpressed in many types of cancer. Bromodomains bind to acetylated lysine residues on histone tails and thereby facilitate the reading of the histone code. Epigenetic regulators in general have been implicated as indicators, mediators, or causes of a large number of diseases and disorders...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797872/the-diameter-of-single-bundle-hamstring-autograft-does-not-significantly-influence-revision-rate-or-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Gregory C Wernecke, Alex Constantinidis, Ian A Harris, Bradley G Seeto, Darren B Chen, Samuel J MacDessi
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure is a complication of ACL reconstruction (ALCR). Smaller autograft diameter may be a contributing factor. Our aim was to determine if hamstring autograft diameter influences graft rupture and patient-reported outcome scores. METHODS: This study included 786 consecutive patients undergoing primary, single bundle, autograft hamstring ACLR. The primary outcome was revision ACLR surgery. Secondary outcomes were patient reported International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, Knee Injury & Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and Tegner Activity score...
August 7, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797871/factors-affecting-knee-laxity-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-hamstring-tendon
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Shinya Yanagisawa, Masashi Kimura, Keiichi Hagiwara, Atsuko Ogoshi, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Shiozawa, Takashi Ohsawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the pre-operative and intraoperative factors that predict postoperative knee laxity following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a hamstring tendon. METHODS: The subjects included 108 patients (male, n=49; female, n=59) with ACL-deficient knees who had undergone double-bundle reconstruction. The median time between injury and surgery (TBIS) was 27.5weeks (range one to 504)...
August 7, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797528/actinin-1-and-actinin-4-play-essential-but-distinct-roles-in-invadopodia-formation-by-carcinoma-cells
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Hideki Yamaguchi, Yuumi Ito, Nami Miura, Yuko Nagamura, Ayaka Nakabo, Kiyoko Fukami, Kazufumi Honda, Ryuichi Sakai
Invadopodia are ventral membrane protrusions formed by cancer cells that degrade the extracellular matrix (ECM) during tumor invasion and metastasis. Formation of invadopodia is initiated by the assembly of actin filaments (F-actin) that results from the coordinated activation of several actin regulatory proteins. Actinin-1 and actinin-4 are actin bundling proteins expressed in non-muscle cells and actinin-4 is preferentially associated with malignant phenotypes of carcinoma cells. In this study, we investigated the role of actinin-1 and -4 in invadopodia formation...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796609/piecewise-planar-stereoscan-sequential-structure-and-motion-using-plane-primitives
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Carolina Raposo, Michel Antunes, Joao P Barreto
The article describes a pipeline that receives as input a sequence of stereo images, and outputs the camera motion and a Piecewise-Planar Reconstruction (PPR) of the scene. The pipeline, named Piecewise-Planar StereoScan (PPSS), works as follows: the planes in the scene are detected for each stereo view using semi-dense depth estimation; the relative pose is computed by a new closed-form minimal algorithm that only uses point correspondences whenever plane detections do not fully constrain the motion; the camera motion and the PPR are jointly refined by alternating between discrete optimization and continuous bundle adjustment; and, finally, the detected 3D planes are segmented in images using a new framework that handles low texture and visibility issues...
August 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796543/metal-artifact-reduction-for-orthopedic-implants-o-mar-usefulness-in-ct-evaluation-of-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Euddeum Shim, Yusuhn Kang, Joong Mo Ahn, Eugene Lee, Joon Woo Lee, Joo Han Oh, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of the metal artifact reduction algorithm for orthopedic implants (O-MAR) on CT image quality for patients with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), with emphasis placed on the evaluation of bone in the vicinity of prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients who underwent CT scanning after RTSA were enrolled in the study. Two radiologists analyzed the images reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP) with or without O-MAR processing...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795017/malignant-renal-schwannoma-in-a-cat
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Monier Sharif, Adel Mohamed, Manfred Reinacher
A nine-year-old male European shorthair cat with rapidly enlarging mass at the left kidney doubted to be malignant was presented. The purpose of this study is to present the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of a primary renal tumor in the cat. Grossly, the mass mostly encapsulated the kidney. Histologically, excisional biopsy showed worrying histological features. A sarcoma-like tumor composed mainly of neoplastic spindle-shaped cells. Neoplastic nodules of aggregations of fusiform cells arranged in multidirectional bundles...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794532/local-anaesthetic-systemic-toxicity-following-oral-ingestion-in-a-child-revisiting-dibucaine
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Raylene Dias, Nandini Dave, Milind S Tullu, Chandrahas T Deshmukh
Dibucaine, a potent and toxic local anaesthetic, although currently withdrawn by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a spinal anaesthetic, continues to remain available in many over-the-counter topical formulations. Systemic toxicity following oral ingestion of local anaesthetics is rare. We report a case of accidental ingestion of dibucaine (ear drops) in a 7-year-old child who developed diplopia, giddiness, ventricular premature contractions and a right bundle branch block. We also present a brief discussion on the pharmacologic and toxicity profile of dibucaine, the Naranjo algorithm for assessing causality in case of adverse drug reactions and a review of current guidelines on the management of local anaesthetic systemic toxicity...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794367/earlier-right-ventricular-pacing-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-for-a-patient-with-right-axis-deviation
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Yusuke Hattori, Kohei Ishibashi, Takashi Noda, Hideo Okamura, Hideaki Kanzaki, Toshihisa Anzai, Satoshi Yasuda, Kengo Kusano
We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman who presented with complete right bundle branch block and right axis deviation. She was admitted to our hospital due to severe heart failure and was dependent on inotropic agents. Cardiac resynchronization therapy was initiated but did not improve her condition. After the optimization of the pacing timing, we performed earlier right ventricular pacing, which led to an improvement of her heart failure. Earlier right ventricular pacing should be considered in patients with complete right bundle branch block and right axis deviation when cardiac resynchronization therapy is not effective...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794137/discrepant-measurements-of-maximal-left-ventricular-wall-thickness-between-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-echocardiography-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Waseem Hindieh, Adaya Weissler-Snir, Helene Hammer, Arnon Adler, Harry Rakowski, Raymond H Chan
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare maximal left ventricular (LV) wall thickness (WT) measurements as obtained by routine clinical practice between echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and document causes of discrepancy. METHODS AND RESULTS: One-hundred and ninety-five patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (median age, 52.8±15.1 years) who underwent echocardiography and CMR imaging within 6 months (median, 41 days; interquartile range, 16-97 days) were included...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794085/idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-the-parietal-band-electrocardiographic-and-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-outcome-of-catheter-ablation
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Takumi Yamada, Naoki Yoshida, Taihei Itoh, Silvio H Litovsky, Harish Doppalapudi, H Thomas McElderry, G Neal Kay
BACKGROUNDS: The parietal band is one of the muscle bands in the right ventricle. This study investigated the electrocardiographic and electrophysiological characteristics and ablation outcome of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) originating from the parietal band. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 14 patients with idiopathic VA origins in the parietal band among 294 consecutive patients with VA origins in the right ventricle. The QRS morphologies of the parietal band VAs were characterized by a left bundle branch block and left inferior (n=12) or superior (n=2) axis pattern with the presence of a notch in the middle of the QRS in all cases, precordial transition at ≤lead V3 in 7 patients, and a slow QRS onset in 4 patients...
August 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792972/three-dimensional-ultrastructural-study-of-the-anther-of-silene-latifolia-infected-with-microbotryum-lychnidis-dioicae
#18
Hiroki Kawamoto, Aiko Hirata, Shigeyuki Kawano
When Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae infects a male Silene latifolia, M. lychnidis-dioicae smut spores develop in the pollen sac instead of pollen. In contrast, when M. lychnidis-dioicae infects a female S. latifolia, the female flowers become male-like, promoting stamen formation. However, it is unclear when and how M. lychnidis-dioicae invades the anther. It is important to investigate not only whether hyphae exist when the apical meristem tissue differentiates into flowers and anthers, but also whether hyphae exist when stamen filaments form...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792449/terrestrial-laser-scanner-two-face-measurements-for-analyzing-the-elevation-dependent-deformation-of-the-onsala-space-observatory-20-m-radio-telescope-s-main-reflector-in-a-bundle-adjustment
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Christoph Holst, David Schunck, Axel Nothnagel, Rüdiger Haas, Lars Wennerbäck, Henrik Olofsson, Roger Hammargren, Heiner Kuhlmann
For accurate astronomic and geodetic observations based on radio telescopes, the elevation-dependent deformation of the radio telescopes' main reflectors should be known. Terrestrial laser scanning has been used for determining the corresponding changes of focal lengths and areal reflector deformations at several occasions before. New in this publication is the situation in which we minimize systematic measurement errors by an improved measurement and data-processing concept: Sampling the main reflector in both faces of the laser scanner and calibrating the laser scanner in situ in a bundle adjustment...
August 9, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792422/first-report-of-cutaneous-infiltrative-lipoma-in-goldfish-carassius-auratus
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Neeraj Sood, T Raja Swaminathan, Manoj K Yadav, Pravata K Pradhan, Raj Kumar, Naresh Kumar Sood
Goldfish Carassius auratus is the most popular ornamental species, widely present in private and public aquaria. In the present case, 2 goldfish exhibited bilateral, multiple, variably sized, round, pale-white, soft, protruding masses on the body. The microscopic examination of the masses revealed well-differentiated adipocytes infiltrating the subcutaneous skeletal muscle bundles. The histological lesions were consistent with infiltrative lipoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of cutaneous infiltrative lipoma in goldfish...
August 9, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
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