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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729783/cytotoxic-evaluation-of-a-new-ceramic-based-root-canal-sealer-on-human-fibroblasts
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Sandra Chakar, Sylvie Changotade, Nada Osta, Issam Khalil
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a new bioceramic-based root canal sealer (BioMM) by direct and indirect contact with human fibroblasts and to compare it with a zinc oxide-eugenol sealer, the Pulp Canal Sealer-extended working time (PCS-EWT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was assessed through direct and indirect contact between human fibroblasts and sealer. Direct contact was performed at 24 h, whereas the indirect contact was performed at 24 and 48 h at different concentrations: 100%, 50%, and 25%...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724827/angioid-streaks-in-a-case-of-camurati-engelmann-disease
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Bet L Tugcu, Taha Sezer, Ahmet Elbay, Hakan Özdemir
Camurati-Engelmann disease (CED) is a rare autosomal dominant disease with various phenotypic expressions. The hallmark of the disease is bilateral symmetric diaphyseal hyperostosis of the long bones with progressive involvement of the metaphysis. Ocular manifestations occur rarely and mainly result from bony overgrowth of the orbit and optic canal stenosis. We report a case of CED showing angioid streaks (ASs) in both fundi with no macular involvement and discuss the possible theories of the pathogenesis of AS in this disease...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708139/geometric-phase-morphology-of-jones-matrices
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Dorilian Lopez-Mago, Arturo Canales-Benavides, Raul I Hernandez-Aranda, Julio C Gutiérrez-Vega
We demonstrate an innovative technique based on the Pancharatnam-Berry phase that can be used to determine whether an optical system characterized by a Jones matrix is homogeneous or inhomogeneous, containing orthogonal or nonorthogonal eigenpolarizations, respectively. Homogeneous systems have a symmetric geometric phase morphology showing line dislocations and sets of polarization states with an equal geometric phase. In contrast, the morphology of inhomogeneous systems exhibits phase singularities, where the Pancharatnam-Berry phase is undetermined...
July 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687885/determination-of-as-se-and-hg-in-fuel-samples-by-in-chamber-chemical-vapor-generation-icp-oes-using-a-flow-blurring%C3%A2-multinebulizer
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Miriam García, Miguel Ángel Aguirre, Antonio Canals
In this work, a new and simple analytical methodology based on in-chamber chemical vapor generation has been developed for the spectrochemical analysis of commercial fuel samples. A multiple nebulizer with three nebulization units has been employed for this purpose: One unit was used for sample introduction, while the other two were used for the necessary reagent introduction. In this way, the aerosols were mixed inside the spray chamber. Through this method, analyte transport and, therefore, sensitivity are improved in inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry...
July 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687851/microstructural-crimp-of-the-lamina-cribrosa-and-peripapillary-sclera-collagen-fibers
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Ning-Jiun Jan, Celeste Gomez, Saundria Moed, Andrew P Voorhees, Joel S Schuman, Richard A Bilonick, Ian A Sigal
Purpose: Although collagen microstructural crimp is a major determinant of ocular biomechanics, no direct measurements of optic nerve head (ONH) crimp have been reported. Our goal was to characterize the crimp period of the lamina cribrosa (LC) and peripapillary sclera (PPS) at low and normal IOPs. Methods: ONHs from 11 sheep eyes were fixed at 10-, 5-, or 0-mm Hg IOP and crimp periods measured manually from coronal cryosections imaged with polarized light microscopy (PLM)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687472/development-of-an-instrumented-spinal-cord-surrogate-using-optical-fibers-a-feasibility-study
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Yann Facchinello, Éric Wagnac, Bora Ung, Yvan Petit, Prabin Pradhan, Louis-Marie Peyrache, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
In vitro replication of traumatic spinal cord injury is necessary to understand its biomechanics and to improve animal models. During a traumatic spinal cord injury, the spinal cord withstands an impaction at high velocity. In order to fully assess the impaction, the use of spinal canal occlusion sensor is necessary. A physical spinal cord surrogate is also often used to simulate the presence of the spinal cord and its surrounding structures. In this study, an instrumented physical spinal cord surrogate is presented and validated...
July 4, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686110/role-of-endoscopic-transnasal-surgery-for-skull-base-chondrosarcoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-19-cases-at-a-single-institution
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Hirotaka Hasegawa, Masahiro Shin, Kenji Kondo, Shunya Hanakita, Akitake Mukasa, Taichi Kin, Nobuhito Saito
OBJECTIVE Skull base chondrosarcoma is one of the most intractable tumors because of its aggressive biological behavior and involvement of the internal carotid artery and cranial nerves (CNs). One of the most accepted treatment strategies for skull base chondrosarcoma has been surgical removal of the tumor in conjunction with proactive extensive radiation therapy (RT) to the original tumor bed. However, the optimal strategy has not been determined. The goal of this study was to evaluate the early results of endoscopic transnasal surgery (ETS)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677936/impact-of-optic-canal-decompression-on-visual-outcome-in-subtotal-resected-skull-base-meningiomas
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Meike Unteroberdörster, Oliver Müller, Neriman Özkan, Daniela Pierscianek, Martin Hadamitzky, Bernadette Kleist, Ulrich Sure, Nicolai El Hindy
BACKGROUND: Visual impairment (VI) due to neoplastic infiltration of the optic canal (OC) is frequently seen in skull base meningiomas representing a significant restriction in patients` quality of life. However, the delicate anatomy of this region often prevents gross total tumor resection. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of intradural OC decompression and postoperative oncological procedure on preservation of visual acuity in subtotal resected skull base meningiomas...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663691/prevalence-of-the-microsporidian-nosema-ceranae-in-honeybee-apis-mellifera-apiaries-in-central-italy
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Roberto Papini, Francesca Mancianti, Roberto Canovai, Francesca Cosci, Guido Rocchigiani, Giovanni Benelli, Angelo Canale
Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis are microsporidia which play an important role in the epidemiology of honeybee microsporidiosis worldwide. Nosemiasis reduces honeybee population size and causes significant losses in honey production. To the best of our knowledge, limited information is available about the prevalence of nosemiasis in Italy. In this research, we determined the occurrence of Nosema infection in Central Italy. Thirty-eight seemingly healthy apiaries (2 to 4 hives each) were randomly selected and screened from April to September 2014 (n = 11) or from May to September 2015 (n = 27)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645926/nasopharyngeal-glial-heterotopia-with-delayed-postoperative-meningitis
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Kenichi Maeda, Kenji Furuno, Pin Fee Chong, Takato Morioka
A male infant, who underwent radical resection of a large glial heterotopia at the nasopharynx at 8 days, developed delayed postoperative bacterial meningitis at 9 months. Neuroradiological examination clearly demonstrated that meningitis had occurred because of the intracranial and extracranial connections, which were scarcely seen in the perioperative period. A transsphenoidal extension of hypothalamic hamartoma is possible because the connection started from the right optic nerve, running through the transsphenoidal canal in the sphenoid bone and terminating at the recurrent mass in the nasopharyngeal region...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642654/quantitative-evaluation-of-experimental-bone-regeneration-using-indentation-tests
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Valéria Trombini Vidotto, Nilza Alzira Batista, José Ricardo Lenzi Mariolani, William Dias Belangero
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the macroindentation test can be applied to quantitatively assess bone regeneration. METHODS: A 3.2 mm diameter transverse monocortical defect was created on the medial aspect of both proximal metaphyses of the tibia of male Unib-WH rats. For the macroindentation tests, we used 5.00 mm diameter indenters with a 3.2 mm tip. Defect testing was performed 1 to 12 weeks following the surgical procedures to compare the hardness of the newly developed tissue over the 12-week study period...
March 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598950/drill-induced-cochlear-injury-during-otologic-surgery-intracochlear-pressure-evidence-of-acoustic-trauma
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Renee M Banakis Hartl, Jameson K Mattingly, Nathaniel T Greene, Nyssa F Farrell, Samuel P Gubbels, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Drilling on the incus produces intracochlear pressure changes comparable to pressures created by high-intensity acoustic stimuli. BACKGROUND: New-onset sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) following mastoid surgery can occur secondary to inadvertent drilling on the ossicular chain. To investigate this, we test the hypothesis that high sound pressure levels are generated when a high-speed drill contacts the incus. METHODS: Human cadaveric heads underwent mastoidectomy, and fiber-optic sensors were placed in scala tympani and vestibuli to measure intracochlear pressures (PIC)...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584936/a-review-of-nitric-oxide-for-the-treatment-of-glaucomatous-disease
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Joah Aliancy, W Daniel Stamer, Barbara Wirostko
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, affecting 64.3 million people. An estimated 60.5 million people are affected by primary open angle glaucoma globally, and this will increase to 111.8 million by 2040. The definition of glaucoma has evolved greatly over time. Although multiple risk factors such as ischemia, inflammation, myopia, race, age and low ocular perfusion pressure may play a role, intraocular pressure (IOP) is still the main risk factor we can easily identify and modify...
June 5, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571226/optic-nerve-canal-relation-to-posterior-paranasal-sinuses-in-indian-ethnics-review-and-objective-classification
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Rishikesh Madhukar Itagi, Chaitra Parameshwara Adiga, Kiran Kalenahalli, Lakshmikanth Goolahally, Manju Gyanchandani
INTRODUCTION: Posterior paranasal sinuses consisting of posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses show varying pneumatization and relationship to Optic Nerve Canal (ONC). Most commonly ONC is superolateral to sphenoid sinus, however varied protrusion of ONC into the sinuses may occur. Rarely it may pass completely through the sinus. Optic Nerve (ON) is covered by a thin bony layer or by periosteum and sinus mucosa without bone. Extensive pneumatization of sphenoid sinus and bony dehiscence predisposes to ON injury...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570420/semicircular-canal-pressure-changes-during-high-intensity-acoustic-stimulation
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Anne K Maxwell, Renee M Banakis Hartl, Nathaniel T Greene, Victor Benichoux, Jameson K Mattingly, Stephen P Cass, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Acoustic stimulation generates measurable sound pressure levels in the semicircular canals. BACKGROUND: High-intensity acoustic stimuli can cause hearing loss and balance disruptions. To examine the propagation of acoustic stimuli to the vestibular end-organs, we simultaneously measured fluid pressure in the cochlea and semicircular canals during both air- and bone-conducted sound presentation. METHODS: Five full-cephalic human cadaveric heads were prepared bilaterally with a mastoidectomy and extended facial recess...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538978/the-characteristics-of-deep-optic-nerve-head-morphology-in-myopic-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Jong Chul Han, Eun Jung Lee, Si Bum Kim, Changwon Kee
Purpose: To investigate the relationship between axial length (AL) and deep optic nerve head (ONH) structure and to evaluate the characteristics of deep ONH structures in myopic normal tension glaucoma (NTG). Methods: The following parameters were assessed using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT): externally oblique border tissue (EOBT) length, ONH tilt angle, optic canal (OC) obliqueness, and β-zone peripapillary atrophy (PPA). In addition, the angular location of the maximal value of each parameter and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defect were measured using infrared and red-free photos...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527685/optic-canal-decompression-comparison-of-2-surgical-techniques
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Paulo M Mesquita Filho, Daniel M Prevedello, Luciano M Prevedello, Leo F Ditzel Filho, Mariano E Fiore, Ricardo L Dolci, Lamia Buohliqah, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau
BACKGROUND: The optic canal is a bony channel that connects the anterior cranial fossa and orbit and contains the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery. It can be affected by several pathologies, leading to compression of the nerve nearby or inside the canal, leading to visual impairment. The usual technique to decompress the canal is through a craniotomy, but recently endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEAs) have surfaced as an interesting alternative due to direct access to the canal without the need for manipulation of neurovascular structures...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527594/whole-globe-biomechanics-using-high-field-mri
#18
Andrew P Voorhees, Leon C Ho, Ning-Jiun Jan, Huong Tran, Yolandi van der Merwe, Kevin Chan, Ian A Sigal
The eye is a complex structure composed of several interconnected tissues acting together, across the whole globe, to resist deformation due to intraocular pressure (IOP). However, most work in the ocular biomechanics field only examines the response to IOP over smaller regions of the eye. We used high-field MRI to measure IOP induced ocular displacements and deformations over the whole globe. Seven sheep eyes were obtained from a local abattoir and imaged within 48 h using MRI at multiple levels of IOP. IOP was controlled with a gravity perfusion system and a cannula inserted into the anterior chamber...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526645/carotid-falciform-optic-neuropathy-microsurgical-treatment
#19
M Neil Woodall, Cargill H Alleyne
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports have implicated vascular ectasia and vessel contact in dysfunction of the visual apparatus. A subset of patients with prechiasmatic visual deterioration have an ectatic internal carotid artery (ICA) that displaces and flattens the optic nerve (ON) rostrally as the ON exits the skull base. We describe a proposed pathophysiologic mechanism and a straightforward surgical technique for dealing with this problem. METHODS: Via an ipsilateral pterional craniotomy, the bony roof of the optic canal is removed...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516966/expanded-transcanal-transpromontorial-approach-to-the-internal-auditory-canal-and-cerebellopontine-angle-a-cadaveric-study
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L Presutti, M Bonali, D Marchioni, G Pavesi, A Feletti, L Anschuetz, M Alicandri-Ciufelli
The aim of this paper is to describe and evaluate the feasibility of an expanded endoscopic transcanal transpromotorial approach (ExpTTA) to the internal auditory canal and the cerebellopontine angle. To this end, we performed a cadaveric dissection study in September 2015. In total, 2 heads (4 sides) were dissected focusing on anatomical landmarks and surgical feasibility. Data from dissections were reviewed and analysed for further consideration. In all 4 sides of the cadavers the procedure was feasible. In all cadavers, it was necessary to extensively drill the temporo-mandibular joint and to calibrate the external ear canal to allow adequate room to manoeuver the instruments and optics and to comfortably access the cerebellopontine angle...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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