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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544826/preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-analysis-of-interleaflets-triangles-to-guide-aortic-root-repair-procedures
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Claudia Romagnoni, Andrea Mangini, Monica Contino, Rubina Rosa, Sonia Ippolito, Guido Gelpi, Carlo Antona
BACKGROUND: Stabilization of the ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) is gaining increasing interest in the context of aortic valve repair, since its dilation is a well-recognized risk factor for long-term repair failure. Interleaflets triangles are key elements of the VAJ, but cannot be completely visualized using echocardiography. A three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of electrocardiogram-triggered computed tomography (CT) scan images allows an analysis of the real dimensions and anatomic characteristics of the subcommissural triangles...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538419/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-the-labrum-to-predict-acetabular-development-in-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-a-strobe-compliant-study
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Yasuhiro Shirai, Kenjiro Wakabayashi, Ikuo Wada, Yoshiaki Tsuboi, Myongsu Ha, Takanobu Otsuka
Recently, more attention has been paid to the role of the acetabular labrum. Therefore, we designed a retrospective cohort study of patients with residual hip dysplasia (RHD) who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The objective of this study was to investigate an association between the MRI appearance of the labrum before school age and the natural history of RHD.We retrospectively investigated 45 hips of 40 patients who underwent MRI at about 3 and 4 years of age for RHD and were conservatively followed up with until 6 years of age or older...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530452/overground-propulsion-kinematics-and-acceleration-in-elite-wheelchair-rugby
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David S Haydon, Ross A Pinder, Paul N Grimshaw, William S P Robertson
PURPOSE: Maximal acceleration from standstill has been identified as a key performance indicator in wheelchair rugby; however, the impact of classification and kinematic variables on performance has received limited attention. This study aimed to investigate kinematic variables during maximal acceleration, with level of activity limitation accounted for using sport classification scores. METHODS: 25 elite wheelchair rugby players were analysed in high-, mid-, and low-point groups based on their sporting classification score, which reflects the combined trunk, arm, and hand function, before completing five 5m sprints from a stationary position...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525962/association-of-lunate-morphology-with-carpal-instability-in-scapholunate-ligament-injury
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Eric Quan Pang, Nathan Douglass, Robin N Kamal
BACKGROUND: We examined the relationship between lunate morphology (type 1 without a medial facet; type II with a medial facet) and dorsal intercalated segmental instability (DISI) in patients with scapholunate ligament injuries. We tested the primary null hypothesis that there is no relationship between lunate morphology and development of DISI. Secondary analysis compared the agreement of classifying lunate morphology based on the presence of a medial lunate facet, capitate-to-triquetrum (CT) distance, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523244/an-evaluation-of-the-gingival-biotype-and-the-width-of-keratinized-gingiva-in-the-mandibular-anterior-region-of-individuals-with-different-dental-malocclusion-groups-and-levels-of-crowding
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Yeşim Kaya, Özer Alkan, Sıddık Keskin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship of gingival thickness (GT) and the width of keratinized gingiva (WKG) with different malocclusion groups and the level of crowding. METHODS: A total of 187 periodontally healthy subjects (121 females and 66 males) who presented at the Faculty of Dentistry in Yüzüncü Yıl University for orthodontic treatment were enrolled in the study. The individuals involved in the study were divided into three groups; Angle Class I malocclusion, Angle Class II malocclusion, and Angle Class III malocclusion...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523241/comparison-of-masticatory-efficiency-according-to-angle-s-classification-of-malocclusion
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Jungin Bae, Woo-Sung Son, Seong-Sik Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Yong-Il Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in masticatory efficiency among patients with different Angle's classes of malocclusion and to assess the correlation between masticatory efficiency and the occlusal contact area. METHODS: The mixing ability index (MAI) was calculated for measuring masticatory efficiency of 61 adult patients according to Angle's classifications of malocclusion. The study included 25, 15, and 21 patients with Angle's Class I, II, and III malocclusions, respectively...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520679/knee-recurvatum-in-children-with-spastic-diplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Jeremy Bauer, K Patrick Do, Jing Feng, Rosemary Pierce, Michael Aiona
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine which factors drive patients with diplegic cerebral palsy to walk without knee recurvatum despite hyperextension of the knee on physical examination. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all data collected in the Gait Analysis Laboratory between 1999 and 2014. Patients with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy and at least 5 degrees of knee extension on clinical examination were identified for the study...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508763/radiological-outcomes-of-overhead-traction-therapy-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-in-non-ambulatory-children
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Marcin K Waśko, Szymon Pietrzak, Anna Szarejko, Waldemar Przybysz, Tomasz Parol, Jarosław Czubak
BACKGROUND: Infants with a dislocated and unstable hip that does not lend itself to stabilisation may be treated using overhead traction to achieve gradual reduction of the hip joint. The aim of this paper was to analyse the radiological outcomes of overhead traction therapy and the effect of duration of traction on the occurrence of complications and final treatment outcomes. Material and methodd. A retrospective analysis of medical records of 26 children (34 affected hips) involved three independent observers assessing radiological parameters before the surgery and at follow-up visits at least two years after the therapy...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501440/classification-of-microcrystalline-celluloses-via-structures-of-individual-particles-measured-by-synchrotron-radiation-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography
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Longwei Fang, Xianzhen Yin, Li Wu, Yaping He, Yuanzhi He, Wei Qin, Fanyue Meng, Peter York, Xu Xu, Jiwen Zhang
Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is one of the most important excipients due to its outstanding binding and tableting properties. Owing to the absence of high resolution characterization techniques at the single particle scale, 3D (three dimension) microstructure of MCC and its effects on formulation performance remain unexamined. The aim of this work was to establish a methodology for single particles of MCC type 102 based on synchrotron radiation X-ray micro computed tomography (SR-μCT), principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least square discriminant analysis (PLSDA)...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490633/single-particle-electron-microscopy-structure-of-udp-glucose-glycoprotein-glucosyltransferase-suggests-a-selectivity-mechanism-for-misfolded-proteins
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Daniel Calles-Garcia, Meng Yang, Naoto Soya, Roberto Melero, Marie Ménade, Yukishige Ito, Javier Vargas, Gergely L Lukacs, Justin M Kollman, Guennadi Kozlov, Kalle Gehring
The enzyme UDP-glucose:glycoprotein glucosyltransferase (UGGT) mediates quality control of glycoproteins in the endoplasmic reticulum by attaching glucose to N-linked glycan of misfolded proteins. As a sensor, UGGT ensures that misfolded proteins are recognized by the lectin chaperones and do not leave the secretory pathway. The structure of UGGT and the mechanism of its selectivity for misfolded proteins have been unknown for 25 years. Here, we used negative-stain electron microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering to determine the structure of UGGT from Drosophila melanogaster at 18 Å resolution...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487048/relationship-between-grading-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-radiographic-parameters-in-posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction
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Kazuya Ikoma, Yusuke Hara, Masamitsu Kido, Kan Imai, Masahiro Maki, Suzuyo Ohashi, Toshikazu Kubo
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the relationship between the state of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT) on magnetic resonance images and foot deformity. The cases included 34 feet in 27 patients with PTT deformity and the controls included 18 feet in 12 patients who had undergone magnetic resonance imaging for other foot diseases. The PTT was closely examined on the magnetic resonance images and classified using the Conti classification. The control feet with no injury to the PTT were classified as grade 0...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481308/a-dual-conductance-sensor-for-simultaneous-measurement-of-void-fraction-and-structure-velocity-of-downward-two-phase-flow-in-a-slightly-inclined-pipe
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Yeon-Gun Lee, Woo-Youn Won, Bo-An Lee, Sin Kim
In this study, a new and improved electrical conductance sensor is proposed for application not only to a horizontal pipe, but also an inclined one. The conductance sensor was designed to have a dual layer, each consisting of a three-electrode set to obtain two instantaneous conductance signals in turns, so that the area-averaged void fraction and structure velocity could be measured simultaneously. The optimum configuration of the electrodes was determined through numerical analysis, and the calibration curves for stratified and annular flow were obtained through a series of static experiments...
May 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480846/dependence-of-morphometric-parameters-of-the-dental-occlusion-on-the-type-of-the-lower-jaw-growth-in-children-with-class-ii1-dentofacial-anomalies-who-line-in-the-northern-ukraine
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L V Galich, V Kuroedova, Yu Lakhtin, L B Galich, P Moskalenko
The aim of the work was to study the structure of dentofacial anomalies in children and adolescents in Sumy city and Sumy oblast, to identify dentoalveolar morphological peculiarities of the occlusion in 10-13 years old patients with class ІІ1 anomalies according to Angle's classification with different types of lower jaw bone growth. A retrospective analysis of 2236 outpatient dental cards of urban and rural patients with orthodontic pathology was conducted. Patients were divided into three age groups: 6-9 years old (early mixed occlusion) - 592 children; 10-13 years old (late mixed occlusion) - 1180 children; over 13 years old (permanent occlusion) - 464 persons; besides 76 patients with class ІІ1 anomalies according to Angle's classification aged 10-13 years were examined...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476467/painful-trigeminal-neuropathy-attributed-to-a-space-occupying-lesion-presenting-as-a-toothache-a-report-of-4-cases
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Noboru Noma, Makoto Hayashi, Isao Kitahara, Andrew Young, Maasa Yamamoto, Kosuke Watanabe, Yoshiki Imamura
Painful trigeminal neuropathy attributed to a space-occupying lesion (code 13.1.2.5 in the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition [beta version]) is an orofacial pain condition that has characteristics of classical trigeminal neuralgia but is caused by a space-occupying lesion. We present 4 cases of intracranial lesions mimicking odontogenic pain as follows: case 1, a 61-year-old woman presented with a chief complaint of aching soreness in the right mandibular molar area for 1 year; case 2, a 59-year-old man presented with severe pain in the left maxillary and mandibular molars; case 3, a 72-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of facial shock-like pain on the left side; and case 4, a 75-year-old man presented with a chief complaint of paroxysmal pain and numbness in the buccal gingiva of the right mandibular molar region...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468148/a-morphological-classification-scheme-for-the-mandibular-hypoplasia-in-treacher-collins-syndrome
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Cassandra A Ligh, Jordan Swanson, Jason W Yu, Fares Samra, Scott P Bartlett, Jesse A Taylor
BACKGROUND: Mandibular hypoplasia is a hallmark of Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), and its severity accounts for significant functional morbidity. The purpose of this study is to develop a mandibular classification scheme. METHODS: A classification scheme was designed based on three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) scans to assess 3 characteristic features: degree of condylar hypoplasia, mandibular plane angle (condylion-gonion-menton), and degree of retrognathia (sella-nasion-B point angle)...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460254/foot-segmental-motion-and-coupling-in-stage-ii-and-iii-tibialis-posterior-tendon-dysfunction
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Maarten Van de Velde, Giovanni Arnoldo Matricali, Sander Wuite, Charlotte Roels, Filip Staes, Kevin Deschamps
BACKGROUND: Classification systems developed in the field of posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction omit to include dynamic measurements. Since this may negatively affect the selection of the most appropriate treatment modality, studies on foot kinematics are highly recommended. Previous research characterised the foot kinematics in patients with posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction. However, none of the studies analysed foot segmental motion synchrony during stance phase, nor compared the kinematic behaviour of the foot in presence of different posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction stages...
June 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456735/aneurysms-of-the-proximal-segment-of-the-anterior-cerebral-artery-a-new-classification-system-with-corresponding-therapeutic-options
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Xinmin Ding, Peyton Lubbock Nisson, Whitney S James, Michael T Lawton, Shaohua Ren, Lu Jia, Honging Ji
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to establish a new classification system for proximal anterior cerebral artery (A1) aneurysms and to offer treatment strategies, based on the lessons learned by studying the case reports of 41 patients with A1 aneurysms. METHODS: 2,332 consecutive patients with intracranial aneurysms were treated at a single medical center between June 2005 and May 2015. Forty-one patients with 42 A1 aneurysms were treated by surgical clipping or endovascular coiling...
April 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455987/iatc-mhyb-a-hybrid-multi-label-classifier-for-predicting-the-classification-of-anatomical-therapeutic-chemicals
#18
Xiang Cheng, Shu-Guang Zhao, Xuan Xiao, Kuo-Chen Chou
Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), drug compounds have been classified into 14 main ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical) classes according to their therapeutic and chemical characteristics. Given an uncharacterized compound, can we develop a computational method to fast identify which ATC class or classes it belongs to? The information thus obtained will timely help adjusting our focus and selection, significantly speeding up the drug development process. But this problem is by no means an easy one since some drug compounds may belong to two or more than two ATC classes...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455623/classification-of-normal-sagittal-spine-alignment-refounding-the-roussouly-classification
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Féthi Laouissat, Amer Sebaaly, Martin Gehrchen, Pierre Roussouly
PURPOSE: Although the Roussouly classification of common variants in spinal sagittal alignment is well accepted, no studies have implemented it in an asymptomatic adult population. In addition, no study investigated the radiographic features of asymptomatic patients with an anteverted pelvis. The aim of this prospective radiographic study of 296 asymptomatic adults without spinal pathology was to investigate how the Roussouly classification could include the anteverted pelvis concept...
April 28, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447140/quadriceps-muscle-weakness-is-related-to-increased-risk-of-radiographic-knee-oa-but-not-its-progression-in-both-women-and-men-the-matsudai-knee-osteoarthritis-survey
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Shigeru Takagi, Go Omori, Hiroshi Koga, Kazuo Endo, Yoshio Koga, Atsushi Nawata, Naoto Endo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the causal relationship between quadriceps muscle strength and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) in a longitudinal study. METHODS: The present study included 976 knees from 488 subjects who participated in both the 5th (2007) and 7th (2013) surveys of the Matsudai Knee Osteoarthritis Survey. Bilateral quadriceps strengths of each subject were measured using the quadriceps training machine (QTM-05F, Alcare Co...
April 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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