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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087637/retinoic-acid-receptor-regulation-of-epimorphic-and-homeostatic-regeneration-in-the-axolotl
#1
Matthew Nguyen, Pankhuri Singhal, Judith Piet, Sandra J Shefelbine, Malcolm Maden, S Randal Voss, James R Monaghan
Salamanders are capable of regenerating amputated limbs by generating a mass of lineage-restricted cells called a blastema. Blastemas only generate structures distal to their origin unless treated with retinoic acid (RA), which results in proximodistal (PD) limb duplications. Little is known about the transcriptional network that regulates PD duplication. In this study, we target specific retinoic acid receptors (RARs) to either PD duplicate (RA treatment or RARγ agonist) or truncate (RARβ antagonist) regenerating limbs...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087283/benefits-of-using-the-ultrasonic-bonescalpel%C3%A2-in-temporomandibular-joint-reconstruction
#2
Rebeka Silva, Rishi Gupta, Gianluca Tartaglia, Stephen Connelly
PURPOSE: The main objective of this retrospective study is to analyze and report on our operative experiences and outcomes using the ultrasonic BoneScalpel™ (BoneScalpel) versus a conventional reciprocating saw (RecipSaw) for the purpose of completing the osteotomies in total temporomandibular joint reconstruction (TJR) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 23 consecutive patients presented with a diagnosis of either degenerative joint disease (n = 23), a failing autogenous TJR (n = 1), heterotrophic bone formation (n = 1) or a subcondylar fracture (n = 1) for a total of 26 joints that received a TJR...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081288/short-dental-implants-6-mm-versus-long-dental-implants-11-15-mm-in-combination-with-sinus-floor-elevation-procedures-3-year-results-from-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#3
Veronika Pohl, Daniel S Thoma, Katarzyna Sporniak-Tutak, Abel Garcia-Garcia, Thomas D Taylor, Robert Haas, Christoph H F Hämmerle
AIM: To test whether or not the use of short dental implants (6 mm) results in an implant survival rate similar to that with longer implants (11-15 mm) in combination with sinus grafting. METHODS: This multi-center study enrolled 101 patients with partial edentulism in the posterior maxilla and a remaining bone height of 5-7 mm. Included patients were randomly assigned to receive short implants (6 mm; GS / group short) or long implants (11-15 mm) simultaneously with sinus grafting (GG / group graft)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077394/metal-backed-versus-all-polyethylene-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-proximal-tibial-strain-in-an-experimentally-validated-finite-element-model
#4
C E H Scott, M J Eaton, R W Nutton, F A Wade, S L Evans, P Pankaj
OBJECTIVES: Up to 40% of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) revisions are performed for unexplained pain which may be caused by elevated proximal tibial bone strain. This study investigates the effect of tibial component metal backing and polyethylene thickness on bone strain in a cemented fixed-bearing medial UKA using a finite element model (FEM) validated experimentally by digital image correlation (DIC) and acoustic emission (AE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of ten composite tibias implanted with all-polyethylene (AP) and metal-backed (MB) tibial components were loaded to 2500 N...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067754/moderate-renal-failure-accentuates-t1-signal-enhancement-in-the-deep-cerebellar-nuclei-of-gadodiamide-treated-rats
#5
Marlène Rasschaert, Jean-Marc Idée, Philippe Robert, Nathalie Fretellier, Véronique Vives, Xavier Violas, Sébastien Ballet, Claire Corot
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preclinical study was to investigate whether moderate chronic kidney disease is a factor in potentiating gadolinium (Gd) uptake in the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study was performed on renally impaired (subtotal nephrectomy) rats versus rats with normal renal function. The animals received 4 daily injections of 0.6 mmol Gd/kg a week for 5 weeks (cumulative dose of 12 mmol Gd/kg) of gadodiamide or saline solution. The MR signal enhancement in the deep cerebellar nuclei was monitored by weekly magnetic resonance imaging examinations...
November 28, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067216/age-and-sex-influence-on-bone-and-blood-lead-concentrations-in-a-cohort-of-the-general-population-living-in-toronto
#6
Sepideh Behinaein, David Chettle, Mandy Fisher, William Manton, Leonora Marro, David Fleming, Norm Healey, Mike Inskip, Tye Arbuckle, Fiona McNeill
A 109Cd K X-ray fluorescence (KXRF) measurement system was used from 2009 to 2011 in a study that measured the bone lead (Pb) concentration of 263 environmentally exposed individuals residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tibia (cortical bone) and calcaneus (trabecular bone) lead contents were measured in 134 males and 129 females between 1 and 82 years of age. Whole blood Pb concentration was measured by TIMS (thermal ionization mass spectrometer). Tibia (Ti) and calcaneus (Cal) Pb were examined versus the age of participants, taking into account uncertainties in bone Pb measurement values...
January 9, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064242/cyclin-dependent-kinase-5-activity-is-required-for-allogeneic-t-cell-responses-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-mice
#7
David Askew, Tej Pareek, Saada Eid, Sudipto Ganguly, Megan Tyler, Alex Y Huang, John J Letterio, Kenneth R Cooke
Molecular intermediates in T cell activation pathways are crucial targets for the therapy and prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We recently identified an essential role for cyclin dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) in T cell activation and effector function, but the contribution of Cdk5 activity to the development of GVHD has not been explored. Using an established, pre-clinical, murine, GVHD model we reveal that Cdk5 activity is increased in key target organs early after allogeneic HCT...
November 14, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062216/post-transplant-cyclophosphamide-after-bone-marrow-transplantation-is-not-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-donor-derived-malignancy
#8
Robbie G Majzner, Huzefa Mogri, Ravi Varadhan, Patrick Brown, Kenneth R Cooke, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Lode Swinnen, Jennifer Kanakry, Leo Luznik, Rick Jones, Ephraim Fuchs, Rich Ambinder, Yvette Kasamon, Heather J Symons
Post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) can be used for graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis alone or in combination with other agents and is associated with excellent rates of engraftment, acute and chronic GVHD, and an absence of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. No study has previously evaluated the risk for developing donor derived malignancy (DDM) in patients who receive PTCy. Giving chemotherapy in the immediate post-transplant period carries with it a theoretic risk of disturbing the graft at a time of increased hematopoietic stress and causing or accelerating the development of malignancy...
January 3, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060179/uniplanar-versus-fixed-pedicle-screws-in-the-correction-of-thoracic-kyphosis-in-the-treatment-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-ais
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Siddharth A Badve, Ryan C Goodwin, David Gurd, Thomas Kuivila, Swamy Kurra, William F Lavelle
BACKGROUND: The aim of surgical treatment of scoliosis is to obtain fusion of the spinal column, balanced in the coronal and sagittal planes. Great success has been attained with coronal correction; however, the sagittal profile has received less attention, resulting in little correction of sagittal plane alignment. The purpose of this study was to compare uniplanar and fixed pedicle screws in the correction of the thoracic sagittal alignment in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059560/dose-specification-for-hippocampal-sparing-whole-brain-radiotherapy-hs-wbrt-considerations-from-the-uk-hippo-trial-qa-programme
#10
Daniel Megias, Mark Phillips, Laura Clifton-Hadley, Elizabeth Harron, David J Eaton, Paul Sanghera, Gillian Whitfield
OBJECTIVES: The HIPPO trial is a UK randomised phase II trial of Hippocampal Sparing (HS) versus Conventional Whole Brain Radiotherapy after surgical resection or radiosurgery in favourable prognosis patients with 1-4 brain metastases. Each participating centre completed a planning benchmark case as part of the dedicated radiotherapy trials quality assurance programme (RTQA), promoting the safe and effective delivery of HS Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in a multi-centre trial setting...
January 6, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057631/ultimate-fracture-load-of-cadaver-proximal-humeri-correlates-more-strongly-with-mean-combined-cortical-thickness-than-with-areal-cortical-index-dexa-density-or-canal-to-calcar-ratio
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J G Skedros, C S Mears, W Z Burkhead
OBJECTIVES: This investigation sought to advance the work published in our prior biomechanical study (Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2016). We specifically sought to determine whether there are additional easy-to-measure parameters on plain radiographs of the proximal humerus that correlate more strongly with ultimate fracture load, and whether a parameter resembling the Dorr strength/quality characterisation of proximal femurs can be applied to humeri. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 33 adult humeri were used from a previous study where we quantified bone mineral density of the proximal humerus using radiographs and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), and regional mean cortical thickness and cortical index using radiographs...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057033/reducing-the-risk-of-impaired-bone-apposition-to-titanium-screws-with-the-use-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-apatite-composite-layer-coating
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Kengo Fujii, Atsuo Ito, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Shinji Murai, Yu Sogo, Yuki Hara, Masashi Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Loosening of screws is a common problem in orthopedic and maxillofacial surgery. Modifying the implant surface to improve the mechanical strength of screws has been tried and reported. We developed screws coated with fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2)-apatite composite layers. We then showed, in a percutaneous external fixation model, that this composite layer had the ability to hold and release FGF-2 slowly, thereby reducing the risk of pin tract infection of the percutaneous external fixation...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053256/high-prevalence-of-noise-following-delta-ceramic-on-ceramic-total-hip-arthroplasty
#13
P P Salo, P B Honkanen, I Ivanova, A Reito, J Pajamäki, A Eskelinen
AIMS: We evaluated the short-term functional outcome and prevalence of bearing-specific generation of audible noise in 301 patients (336 hips) operated on with fourth generation (Delta) medium diameter head, ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) total hip arthroplasties (THAs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: There were 191 female (63%) and 110 male patients (37%) with a mean age of 61 years (29 to 78) and mean follow-up of 2.1 years (1.3 to 3.4). Patients completed three questionnaires: Oxford Hip Score (OHS), Research and Development 36-item health survey (RAND-36) and a noise-specific symptom questionnaire...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050921/influence-of-dietary-acid-load-on-exercise-performance
#14
Catherine Applegate, Mackenzie Mueller, Krystle E Zuniga
Diet composition can affect systemic pH and acid-base regulation, which may in turn influence exercise performance. An acidic environment in the muscle impairs performance and contributes to fatigue; therefore, current trends in sports nutrition place importance on maximizing the alkalinity of the body with ergogenic aids and dietary strategies. This review examines the evidence on the effects of dietary manipulations on acid load and exercise performance. Ten studies that investigated the effect of high versus low dietary acid loads on athletic performance generally identified that low dietary acid loads increased plasma pH, but did not consistently improve exercise performance at maximal or submaximal exercise intensities...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049758/identification-of-mouse-cathepsin-k-structural-elements-that-regulate-the-potency-of-odanacatib
#15
Simon Law, Pierre-Marie Andrault, Adeleke Aguda, Nham Nguyen, Natasha Kruglyak, Gary Brayer, Dieter Bromme
Cathepsin K (CatK) is the predominant mammalian bone-degrading protease and thus an ideal target for anti-osteoporotic drug development. Rodent models of osteoporosis are preferred due to their close reflection of the human disease and their ease of handling, genetic manipulation, and economic affordability.  However, large differences in the potency of CatK inhibitors for the mouse/rat versus the human protease orthologues have made it impossible to use rodent models. This is even more of a problem considering that the most advanced CatK inhibitors including odanacatib and balicatib failed in human clinical trials due to side effects and rodent models are not available to investigate the mechanism of these failures...
January 3, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049637/low-immunosuppressive-burden-after-hla-matched-related-or-unrelated-bmt-using-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide
#16
Christopher G Kanakry, Javier Bolaños-Meade, Yvette L Kasamon, Marianna Zahurak, Nadira Durakovic, Terry Furlong, Marco Mielcarek, Marta Medeot, Ivana Gojo, B Douglas Smith, Jennifer A Kanakry, Ivan M Borrello, Robert A Brodsky, Douglas E Gladstone, Carol Ann Huff, William H Matsui, Lode J Swinnen, Kenneth R Cooke, Richard F Ambinder, Ephraim J Fuchs, Marcos J de Lima, Borje S Andersson, Ravi Varadhan, Paul V O'Donnell, Richard J Jones, Leo Luznik
The intensive and prolonged immunosuppressive therapy required to prevent or treat graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation (alloBMT) puts patients at substantial risk for life-threatening infections, organ toxicity, and disease relapse. Post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) can function as single-agent GVHD prophylaxis after myeloablative, HLA-matched-related (MRD) or HLA-matched-unrelated (MUD) T-cell-replete bone marrow allografting, obviating the need for additional prophylactic immunosuppression...
January 3, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049592/traditional-versus-congruent-arc-latarjet-technique-effect-on-surface-area-for-union-and-bone-width-surrounding-screws
#17
Guillaume D Dumont, Bryan G Vopat, Stephen Parada, Randy Cohn, Amun Makani, George Sanchez, Petar Golijanin, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, Anthony Sanchez, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To compare the surface area available for bony contact and the width of bone on each side of the Latarjet fixation screws in the traditional Latarjet technique versus the congruent arc modification of the Latarjet technique. METHODS: Computed tomographic scans of 24 shoulders in patients with glenohumeral instability who underwent multiplanar reconstruction measurements with multiple dimensions of the coracoid. The surface area of the coracoid available for bony contact with the anterior glenoid and width of bone on each side of a 3...
December 31, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048429/we-h-207a-07-image-based-versus-atlas-based-internal-dosimetry
#18
M Fallahpoor, M Abbasi, A Parach, F Kalantari
PURPOSE: Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is known as the gold standard method for internal dosimetry. It requires radionuclide distribution from PET or SPECT and body structure from CT for accurate dose calculation. The manual or semi-automatic segmentation of organs from CT images is a major obstacle. The aim of this study is to compare the dosimetry results based on patient's own CT and a digital humanoid phantom as an atlas with pre-specified organs. METHODS: SPECT-CT images of a 50 year old woman who underwent bone pain palliation with Samarium-153 EDTMP for osseous metastases from breast cancer were used...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047457/su-f-i-45-an-automated-technique-to-measure-image-contrast-in-clinical-ct-images
#19
J Sanders, E Abadi, B Meng, E Samei
PURPOSE: To develop and validate an automated technique for measuring image contrast in chest computed tomography (CT) exams. METHODS: An automated computer algorithm was developed to measure the distribution of Hounsfield units (HUs) inside four major organs: the lungs, liver, aorta, and bones. These organs were first segmented or identified using computer vision and image processing techniques. Regions of interest (ROIs) were automatically placed inside the lungs, liver, and aorta and histograms of the HUs inside the ROIs were constructed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046864/su-f-t-53-treatment-planning-with-inhomogeneity-correction-for-intraoperative-radiotherapy-using-kv-x-ray-beams
#20
Y Chen, M Ghaly, S Souri, L Wang, F Diaz, Y Cao, E Klein, A Jamshidi
PURPOSE: The current standard in dose calculation for intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the ZEISS Intrabeam 50 kV x-ray system is based on depth dose measurements in water and no heterogeneous tissue effect has been taken into account. We propose an algorithm for pre-treatment planning including inhomogeneity correction based on data of depth dose measurements in various tissue phantoms for kV x-rays. METHODS: Direct depth dose measurements were made in air, water, inner bone and cortical bone phantoms for the Intrabeam 50 kV x-rays with a needle applicator...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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