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Sangmoon Yoon, Hyobin Yoo, Seoung-Hun Kang, Miyoung Kim, Young-Kyun Kwon
We report the existence of latent order during core relaxation in the high-angle grain boundaries (GBs) of GaN films using atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy and ab initio density functional theory calculations. Core structures in the high-angle GBs are characterized by two pairs of Ga-N bonds located next to each other. The core type correlates strongly with the bond angle differences. We identify an order of core relaxation hidden in the high-angle GBs by further classifying the 5/7 atom cores into a stable 5/7 core (5/7(S)) and a metastable 5/7 core (5/7(M))...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jéssica Cumpian-Silva, Ana Elisa Madalena Rinaldi, Camila Medeiros da Silva Mazzeti, Wolney Lisboa Conde
The study aims to describe body phenotypes estimated by multivariate technique for the assessment of nutritional status in adolescence during the process of sexual maturation. The sample consisted of 833 schoolchildren 10 to 15 years of age, selected by complex sampling in Piracicaba, São Paulo State, Brazil. Body phenotypes were defined by principal components analysis (PCA) based on anthropometric data (body mass, height, skinfolds, and waist circumference), body composition (phase angle measurement by bioelectric impedance), biochemical parameters (triglycerides, glucose, total/LDL cholesterol ratio, hemoglobin), and sexual maturation (self-classification of stages of pubic hair and breasts or genitals)...
March 12, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Gunnar Hägglund, Katina Pettersson, Tomasz Czuba, Måns Persson-Bunke, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
Background and purpose - Surveillance of scoliosis in individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) is important for ensuring timely diagnosis and identification of curve progression. We analyzed the incidence of scoliosis in relation to age, sex, and gross motor function in a population-based cohort of individuals with CP. Patients and methods - This was a prospective register study of all 1,025 individuals born 1990-2012 in southern Sweden (1.4 million inhabitants) in the Swedish surveillance program for CP, which included >95% of the total population of people with CP in the area...
March 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica
Sigita Glaveckaite, Egle Uzdavinyte-Gateliene, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Darius Palionis, Nomeda Valeviciene, Gintaras Kalinauskas, Pranas Serpytis, Aleksandras Laucevicius
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate (i) the effectiveness of combined surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting with restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty) and (ii) the late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance-based predictors of ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) recurrence. METHODS: The prospective analysis included 40 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease, IMR >II° and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction undergoing combined surgery...
March 9, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Chihiro Tanikawa, Kae Hirata, Tomonao Aikawa, Jun Maeda, Mikihiko Kogo, Seiji Iida, Takashi Yamashiro
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of maxillary anterior segmental distraction osteogenesis (MASDO) in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) and to identify risk factors for increased relapse. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PATIENTS: Thirty-one Japanese patients with CLP who underwent MASDO were eligible for study inclusion. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We evaluated lateral cephalograms obtained before (T1), at 3 months (T2), and at 1 year (T3) after MASDO, and measured changes from T1 to T2 (δT1T2), from T2 to T3 (δT2T3), and from T1 to T3 (δT1T3)...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Xu-Dong Hu, Wei-Hu Ma, Wei-Yu Jiang, Yun-Lin Chen, Chao-Yue Ruan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of percutaneous pedicle screw fixation combined with limited open decompression technique for the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures with neurologic deficit. METHODS: The clinical data of 76 patients with thoracolumbar fractures with neurologic deficit underwent percutaneous pedicle screw fixation combined with limited open decompression technique from June 2010 to June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 45 males and 31 femals, aged from 17 to 56 years with an average of 32...
January 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Murat Oto, İlker Abdullah Sarıkaya, Ozan Ali Erdal, Ali Şeker
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to review the efficacy of femoral varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO) and Dega transiliac osteotomy in the treatment of hip subluxation and dislocation of cerebral palsy (CP) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 hips of 22 CP patients (9 males, 13 females; mean age 8.7 years; range 4 to 18 years) who were operated due to hip subluxation and dislocation between July 2010 and December 2015. The mean follow-up period was 36...
April 2018: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
O J Alí-Morell, F Zurita-Ortega, I Davó-Jiménez, S Segura-Biedma
OBJECTIVE: To relate, in non-ambulatory subjects with palsy, Reimers' migration percentage with standardized radiological measurements, including the acetabular-epiphyseal angle. METHOD: Descriptive, observational and transversal study of 15 individuals with cerebral palsy at levels IV and V of the Gross Motor Function Classification System, aged between 3 and 9 years. Radiological measurements of the acetabular index, Hilgenreiner's epiphyseal angle, acetabular-epiphyseal angle, neck-shaft angle and Reimers' migration percentage of each of the hips were performed...
March 6, 2018: Radiología
Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan, Chia-Chun Wu
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant choice, and infection remain major concerns. This study aimed to demonstrate the results of an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure, namely, a closed reduction technique using large-diameter Steinmann pins and percutaneous calcaneoplasty using injectable calcium sulfate cement (MIIG X3, Wright Medical Technology, Inc...
March 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Baltzar Stevensson, Yang Yu, Mattias Edén
We present a comprehensive molecular dynamics (MD) simulation study of composition-structure trends in a set of 25 glasses of widely spanning compositions from the following four systems of increasing complexity: Na2 O-B2 O3 , Na2 O-B2 O3 -SiO2 , Na2 O-CaO-SiO2 -P2 O5 , and Na2 O-CaO-B2 O3 -SiO2 -P2 O5 . The simulations involved new B-O and P-O potential parameters developed within the polarizable shell-model framework, thereby combining the beneficial features of an overall high accuracy and excellent transferability among different glass systems and compositions: this was confirmed by the good accordance with experimental data on the relative BO3 /BO4 populations in borate and boro(phospho)silicate networks, as well as with the orthophosphate fractions in bioactive (boro)phosphosilicate glasses, which is believed to strongly influence their bone-bonding properties...
March 9, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Shital N Parikh, Neil Rajdev, Qin Sun
BACKGROUND: Femoral trochlear dysplasia is a known risk factor for patellar instability. The growth pattern of the normal trochlea is known, but there have been no studies investigating the growth and development of the dysplastic trochlea. The purpose of this study was to assess the growth pattern of trochlear dysplasia in adolescents. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, magnetic resonance images of adolescents with patellar instability and trochlear dysplasia were evaluated...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Hanifi Bayaroğulları, Gülen Burakgazi, Taşkın Duman
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the anatomical variations more comprehensively particularly at the level of superior sagittal sinus (SSS), confluence of sinuses (CS), transverse sinuses (TS), straight sinuses (SS) and occipital sinuses (OS) with the help of the images obtained via MRI venography, and to contribute to the classification efforts. METHODS: In our retrospective study, we evaluated 211 patients who admitted to our hospital with various complaints and cerebral MRI venography has been performed...
March 7, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Matteo Fermi, Marco Bonali, Livio Presutti, Daniele Marchioni, Alessandra Todeschini, Lukas Aschuetz
OBJECTIVES: To describe facial sinus anatomy from an endoscopic perspective and present a radiologic classification. METHODS: Facial sinus was studied by endoscopy and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan in 39 temporal bones that underwent exclusive transcanal endoscopic approach. A radiomorphologic classification based on the relationship between the facial sinus and the mastoid portion of the facial nerve is created as follows. In type A facial sinus, the pneumatization of the facial sinus did not extend medially or posteriorly to the mastoid portion of the facial nerve...
March 7, 2018: Laryngoscope
Daniel A Maranho, Kathryn A Williams, Michael B Millis, Young-Jo Kim, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: The treatment of hip dysplasia in patients with Down syndrome is challenging. We investigated the clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes of periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) as well as factors associated with its failure at a minimum of 5 years of follow-up. METHODS: Between 1992 and 2011, 19 patients with Down syndrome (26 hips) underwent PAO at a mean age of 16.2 ± 4.7 years. Hip pain and function were assessed with use of the modified Harris hip score (HHS) and the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Maud Pradines, Marjolaine Baude, Christina Marciniak, Gerard Francisco, Jean-Michel Gracies, Emilie Hutin, Nicolas Bayle
BACKGROUND: In current health systems, long duration stretching, performed daily, cannot be obtained through prescriptions of physical therapy. In addition, the short-term efficacy of the various stretching techniques is disputed and their long-term effects remain undocumented. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in extensibility in six lower limb muscles and in ambulation speed following a ≥1-year self-stretch program, the Guided Self-rehabilitation Contract (GSC), in individuals with chronic spastic paresis...
March 2, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Viviana Lo Buono, Lilla Bonanno, Francesco Corallo, Maria Foti, Rosanna Palmeri, Marra Angela, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Antonino Todaro, Placido Bramanti, Alessia Bramanti, Silvia Marino
BACKGROUND: Vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease are the most diffuse forms of dementia. Sometimes, they are difficult to distinguish due to overlaps in symptomatology, pathophysiology, and comorbidity. Visual constructive apraxia is very common in dementia and impairment in these abilities can provide clinical information for differential diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients underwent Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) at basal visit (T0) and after 1 year (T1)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Megan E Cain, Job N Doornberg, Robin Duit, Jock Clarnette, Ruurd Jaarsma, Bhavin Jadav
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary-nails (IMN) are the treatment of choice for most tibial shaft fractures due to their minimally-invasive nature and non-demanding surgical technique. However, a potential iatrogenic pitfall is intra-articular interlocking screw positioning within the proximal (PTFJ) and distal (DTFJ) tibiofibular joints that may go unrecognized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of intra-articular screw penetration of the PTFJ and DTFJs after interlocking of IMN for tibial fractures...
March 1, 2018: Injury
Daddi Fadel
PURPOSE: To summarize the research findings on the ocular surface profile, to provide a definition and a classification of the corneoscleral shape, and to offer guidelines in selecting scleral lens design. METHODS: The definition of rotational symmetry and rotational asymmetry was inquired and PubMed searches were conducted. RESULTS: The better understanding of the scleral contact lens comportment on the eye and the introduction of new diagnostic instruments to measure the anterior ocular surface have led to improve comprehension of corneoscleral contour formulating new scleral lens designs...
February 26, 2018: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Sania Vidas, Smiljka Popović-Suić, Katia Novak Lauš, Sonja Jandroković, Martina Tomić, Tomislav Jukić, Miro Kalauz
The aim was to compare retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thicknesses in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), ocular hypertension (OH) and healthy subjects, and to investigate the role of GCC parameters in glaucoma diagnosis. Eighty-one patients were divided into four groups according to Hodapp-Parrish-Anderson classification: 26 OH, 22 early POAG, 10 moderate to advanced POAG, and 23 healthy subjects. All patients underwent RNFL and GCC thickness measurement using SOCT Copernicus HR...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Akshay S Thomas, Mridul K Thomas, Avni P Finn, Sharon Fekrat
PURPOSE: To understand the relationship between baseline ischemic index (IsI) values on ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography and classification as ischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). METHODS: Single-center retrospective cohort study of CRVO patients imaged using ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography from which IsI values were calculated. An ischemic CRVO was defined as those eyes with an afferent pupillary defect and counting fingers acuity or worse or neovascularization during the first year of follow-up...
February 22, 2018: Retina
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