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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430716/simultaneous-multislice-accelerated-turbo-spin-echo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-and-combination-with-in-plane-parallel-imaging-acceleration-for-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-knee
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Jan Fritz, Benjamin Fritz, Jialu Zhang, Gaurav K Thawait, Dharmdev H Joshi, Li Pan, Dingxin Wang
PURPOSE: We prospectively quantified the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of integrated parallel acquisition technique (PAT) and simultaneous multislice (SMS) acceleration and various combinations thereof, and we further compared two 4-fold-accelerated (PAT2-SMS2) high-resolution turbo spin echo (TSE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols of the knee against a clinical 2-fold-accelerated (PAT2-SMS1) TSE standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained, and all subjects gave informed consent...
April 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430260/optical-performance-enhancement-of-chip-on-board-light-emitting-diodes-through-ionic-wind-patterning
#2
Jiading Wu, Jingcao Chu, Zefeng Zhang, Jiahui Huang, Huai Zheng, Sheng Liu
Due to the total internal reflection at the upper interface of the encapsulation layer, the light extraction efficiency (LEE) of chip-on-board packaging light-emitting diodes is attenuated significantly. It is well known that the LEE can be enhanced by patterning the encapsulation layer. In this study, a novel method of patterning the encapsulation layer, which is based on the interaction between the ionic wind and liquid encapsulation, is proposed and demonstrated. Two kinds of encapsulation patterns, namely dual stripe and meniscus, were fabricated successfully...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430210/folded-monocentric-imager-with-deformable-mirror-focus
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Glenn M Schuster, William M Mellette, Joseph E Ford
We describe a catadioptric monocentric imager using an elastic central element focused by deformation of a fold mirror. We show the design of 6 mm and 12 mm focal length F/2.8 achromats and compare design performance when focusing by translating the sensor, translating the fold mirror, and by spherically deforming the fold mirror. We tested the 12 mm focal length design using a diamond turned polystyrene element as the outer meniscus lens (and mechanical mount), filled with an optical gel in contact with the central aperture and fold mirror, and demonstrate focusing by mechanical deformation of the fold mirror...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429967/knee-arthroscopic-surgery-in-middle-aged-patients-with-meniscal-symptoms-a-3-year-follow-up-of-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Håkan Gauffin, Sofi Sonesson, Andreas Meunier, Henrik Magnusson, Joanna Kvist
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for middle-aged patients with knee pain and meniscal lesions has been extensively debated. Most previous studies have revealed only short-term beneficial results of knee arthroscopic surgery. The authors have previously shown a positive benefit of knee arthroscopic surgery and an exercise program after 1 year when compared with an exercise program alone. PURPOSE: To evaluate if knee arthroscopic surgery combined with an exercise program provided an additional long-term benefit after 3 years compared with an exercise program alone in middle-aged patients with meniscal symptoms...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429011/drop-transport-and-positioning-on-lubricant-impregnated-surfaces
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Jian Hui Guan, Élfego Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Ben Bin Xu, David Wood, Glen McHale, Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gary George Wells
We demonstrate the transport and positioning of water droplets on macro-patterned lubricant-impregnated surfaces. The macro-patterning produces menisci features in the impregnating liquid layer which interact with a droplet via a capillary mechanism similar to the Cheerios effect. These interactions control the droplet motion and positioning on an otherwise completely slippery surface. We present experimental results using a V-shape channel geometry as a model system. The interaction between deformations on the lubricant layer induced by the droplet and the underlying V-shape geometry leads to both local and global equilibrium positions for the droplet within the channel...
April 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426243/analysis-of-2019-patients-undergoing-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-from-a-community-based-registry
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Afshin Arianjam, Maria C S Inacio, Tadashi T Funahashi, Gregory B Maletis
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of patient characteristics, surgical fixation, graft choice, outcomes, and concurrent injuries of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is limited. PURPOSE: To describe the current cohort of revision ACLR captured by a community registry and the outcomes observed in the registered patients. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Patients who underwent revision ACLR registered between February 2005 and June 2014, by 200 surgeons in 46 hospitals, were evaluated...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425824/isolated-acl-versus-multiple-knee-ligament-injury-associations-with-patient-characteristics-cartilage-status-and-meniscal-tears-identified-during-acl-reconstruction
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Ronald W B Wyatt, Maria C S Inacio, Kate D Bellevue, Alan L Schepps, Gregory B Maletis
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if patients undergoing reconstruction of an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear had different characteristics (age, gender, body mass index [BMI]) than patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with multiple knee ligament (MKL) tears and (2) whether there was a difference in prevalence of articular cartilage injury and meniscus tears between these two groups. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary ACLR between February 2005 and September 2013 were identified through an ACLR registry...
April 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425757/the-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-a-subcortical-cystic-lesion-at-the-subspinous-region-of-the-knee
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Ji Ye Son, Young Cheol Yoon, Wook Jin, Jang Gyu Cha
Background Although we observed that subcortical cysts near the attachment of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments are frequently seen with a tear or degeneration of the adjacent meniscus and/or cruciate ligament, there is no large study describing the prevalence, distribution, and associated findings of these cysts. Purpose To evaluate the prevalence and distribution of subcortical cysts near the attachments of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments and evaluate pathologies of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425303/a-retrospective-study-assessing-safety-and-efficacy-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-for-knee-chondral-lesions
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Monther Gharaibeh, Andras Szomor, Darren B Chen, Samuel J MacDessi
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar radiofrequency (bRF) ablation is gaining popularity as a treatment modality for unstable knee chondral lesions of the knee. Limited reports of osteonecrosis and chondrolysis have been published; however, there is little data examining the safety of this treatment in larger series. This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bRF in the treatment of chondral lesions encountered during knee arthroscopy. DESIGN: A retrospective evaluation of adverse outcomes in patients that underwent treatment of chondral lesions using bRF was undertaken...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420447/ck2-1-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-mimetic-peptide-repairs-cartilage-in-mice-with-destabilized-medial-meniscus
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Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B Kirn Safran, Anja Nohe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We recently designed a novel bone morphogenetic protein receptor type I (BMPRI) mimetic peptide, CK2.1, that activates BMPRIa signaling in the absence of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Our previous research demonstrated that CK2.1 induced chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo; however, it is unknown if CK2...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419809/knee-biomechanics-during-jogging-after-arthroscopic-partial-meniscectomy-a-longitudinal-study
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Michelle Hall, Tim V Wrigley, Ben R Metcalf, Rana S Hinman, Flavia M Cicuttini, Alasdair R Dempsey, David G Lloyd, Kim L Bennell
BACKGROUND: Altered knee joint biomechanics is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis and has been reported in patients after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) while performing various activities. Longitudinally, understanding knee joint biomechanics during jogging may assist future studies to assess the implications of jogging on knee joint health in this population. PURPOSE: To investigate knee joint biomechanics during jogging in patients 3 months after APM and a healthy control group at baseline and 2 years later at follow-up...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419808/outcomes-after-1-stage-versus-2-stage-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Justin J Mitchell, Jorge Chahla, Chase S Dean, Mark Cinque, Lauren M Matheny, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is becoming increasingly common as the number of primary ACLR cases continues to rise. Despite this, there are limited data on the outcomes of revision ACLR and even less information specifically addressing the differences in 1-stage revision reconstruction versus those performed in a 2-stage fashion after primary reconstruction. PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes, patient satisfaction, and failure rates of 1-stage versus 2-stage revision ACLR...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416188/a-giraffe-neck-sign-of-the-medial-meniscus-a-characteristic-finding-of-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Takayuki Furumatsu, Masataka Fujii, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: The posterior root ligament of the medial meniscus (MM) has a critical role in regulating the MM movement. An accurate diagnosis of the MM posterior root tear (MMPRT) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important for preventing sequential osteoarthritis following the MMPRT. However, diagnosis of the MMPRT is relatively difficult even after using several characteristic MRI findings. The aim of this study was to identify a useful meniscal body sign of the MMPRT for improving diagnostic MRI reading...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413859/meniscus-articular-cartilage-and-nucleus-pulposus-a-comparative-review-of-cartilage-like-tissues-in-anatomy-development-and-function
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REVIEW
Song Chen, Peiliang Fu, Haishan Wu, Ming Pei
The degradation of cartilage in the human body is impacted by aging, disease, genetic predisposition and continued insults resulting from daily activity. The burden of cartilage defects (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, intervertebral disc damage, knee replacement surgeries, etc.) is daunting in light of substantial economic and social stresses. This review strives to broaden the scope of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering approaches used for cartilage repair by comparing and contrasting the anatomical and functional nature of the meniscus, articular cartilage (AC) and nucleus pulposus (NP)...
April 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412106/radial-notch-labralization-for-proximal-radioulnar-joint-dysplasia
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Enrico Bellato, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Chronic posterior subluxation or dislocation of the radial head is uncommon and difficult to treat. To restore radiocapitellar alignment, procedures such as deepening of the notch using a high-speed burr have been described, but they can result in cartilage damage. We hypothesized that a radial notch labralization using soft tissue could improve radiocapitellar tracking without violating the joint surface. METHODS: A radial notch labralization was performed in 3 patients with chronic posterior subluxation of the radial head and developmental dysplasia of the radial notch in the setting of complex recurrent instability of the elbow...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411813/voltammetric-determination-of-trace-amounts-of-diacetyl-at-a-mercury-meniscus-modified-silver-solid-amalgam-electrode-following-gas-diffusion-microextraction
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Rui M Ramos, Luís M Gonçalves, Vlastimil Vyskočil, José A Rodrigues
A new approach was developed for the determination of trace amounts of diacetyl in food products using gas-diffusion microextraction (GDME) and subsequent detection by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) at a mercury meniscus modified silver solid amalgam electrode (m-AgSAE). Diacetyl is a vicinal diketone responsible for the buttery aroma in many fermented foods and beverages. Its determination is important not only for evaluation of the final product quality (note of mention: health related concerns were associated with continuous diacetyl exposure) but also to monitor fermentation...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410217/pterostilbene-inhibits-inflammation-and-ros-production-in-chondrocytes-by-activating-nrf2-pathway
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En-Xing Xue, Jian-Ping Lin, Yu Zhang, Sun-Ren Sheng, Hai-Xiao Liu, Yu-Long Zhou, Hui Xu
Pterostilbene has been reported as a potential drug to inhibit oxidative stress and inflammation. However, the effect of pterostilbene on chondrocytes and osteoarthritis remains to be elucidated. We sought to investigate whether pterostilbene could protect chondrocytes from inflammation and ROS production through factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activation. The pterostilbene toxicity on chondrocytes collected from cartilages of Sprague-Dawley rats was assessed by CCK-8 test. Immunofluorescence and Western blotting explored the nuclear translocation of Nrf2...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409107/a-transosseous-bone-bridge-repair-for-posterior-horn-meniscal-root-tears-during-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Jonathan M Frank, Daniel J Liechti, Jack Anavian, Thomas R Hackett
Meniscal root tears occur in isolation or concurrently with ligamentous knee injury and cause significantly altered knee mechanics with the loss of normal meniscus hoop stress. This loss of normal meniscus function can result in abnormal knee kinematics and, subsequently, more rapid degenerative changes of the knee articular surface. In the setting of anterior cruciate ligament tear, the posterolateral meniscus root is most commonly damaged. Several techniques exist for meniscus root repair; however, none have been shown to be clearly superior...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407495/stem-cell-delivery-in-tissue-specific-hydrogel-enabled-meniscal-repair-in-an-orthotopic-rat-model
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Xiaoning Yuan, Yiyong Wei, Aránzazu Villasante, Johnathan J D Ng, Derya E Arkonac, Pen-Hsiu Grace Chao, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Interest in non-invasive injectable therapies has rapidly risen due to their excellent safety profile and ease of use in clinical settings. Injectable hydrogels can be derived from the extracellular matrix (ECM) of specific tissues to provide a biomimetic environment for cell delivery and enable seamless regeneration of tissue defects. We investigated the in situ delivery of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in decellularized meniscus ECM hydrogel to a meniscal defect in a nude rat model. First, decellularized meniscus ECM hydrogel retained tissue-specific proteoglycans and collagens, and significantly upregulated expression of fibrochondrogenic markers by hMSCs versus collagen hydrogel alone in vitro...
April 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407360/the-anterolateral-ligament-a-cadaveric-study-in-foetuses
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Ainhoa Nekane Toro-Ibarguen, Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Elena Pérez, Isabel Pedrajas, Juan Miguel Cano-Egea, Jose Ramón Sanudo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the presence and morphology of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee in a sample of fetuses. We hypothesized that the ALL is present in sample fetuses and its origin is not related to repetitive stresses throughout life. MATERIAL & METHODS: Forty fresh-frozen knees from cadaveric fetuses were dissected using a standard technique. The ALL and other structures in the anterolateral compartment of the knee were identified...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
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