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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097823/excess-retinoic-acid-induces-fusion-of-centra-by-degenerating-intervertebral-ligament-cells-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Xiaoming Wu, Qiran Chen, Youhei Washio, Hayato Yokoi, Tohru Suzuki
In marine aquaculture fish, excessive supplement of vitamin A (VA) to zooplanktons for larval culture and experimental exposure of larvae to retinoic acid (RA: active form of VA) have been known to cause vertebral deformity. However, the tissues in the developing vertebral column that are affected by RA and the progression of vertebral deformity remain undetermined. To examine these questions, we histologically traced the progress of vertebral deformity induced by RA in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097005/the-cardioprotective-efficacy-of-tvp1022-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-cardiac-remodeling-in-rats
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Assaf Malka, Offir Ertracht, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Irina Reiter, Ofer Binah
Following acute myocardial infarction (MI), early and successful reperfusion is the most effective strategy for reducing infarct size and improving the clinical outcome. However, immediate restoration of blood flow to the ischemic zone results in myocardial damage, defined as "reperfusion-injury". Whereas we previously reported that TVP1022 (the S-isomer of rasagiline, FDA-approved anti-Parkinson drug) decreased infarct size 24 h post ischemia reperfusion (I/R) in rats, in this study we investigated the chronic cardioprotective efficacy of TVP1022 14 days post-I/R...
December 2016: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096471/resolving-the-brainstem-contributions-to-attentional-analgesia-in-man
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Jonathan C W Brooks, Wendy-Elizabeth Davies, Anthony E Pickering
: Previous human imaging studies manipulating attention or expectancy have identified the periaqueductal gray (PAG) as a key brainstem structure implicated in endogenous analgesia. However, animal studies indicate that PAG analgesia is mediated largely via caudal brainstem structures like the rostral ventromedial medulla (RVM) and locus coeruleus (LC). To identify their involvement in endogenous analgesia, we used brainstem optimised, whole-brain imaging to record responses to concurrent thermal stimulation (left forearm) and visual attention tasks of titrated difficulty in 20 healthy subjects...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095956/decelerations-of-parachute-opening-shock-in-skydivers
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Kristofer Gladh, Riccardo Lo Martire, Björn O Äng, Peter Lindholm, Jenny Nilsson, Anton Westman
INTRODUCTION: High prevalence of neck pain among skydivers is related to parachute opening shock (POS) exposure, but few investigations of POS deceleration have been made. Existing data incorporate equipment movements, limiting its representability of skydiver deceleration. This study aims to describe POS decelerations and compare human- with equipment-attached data. METHODS: Wearing two triaxial accelerometers placed on the skydiver (neck-sensor) and equipment (rig-sensor), 20 participants made 2 skydives each...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095312/neural-correlates-of-babyish-adult-face-processing-in-men
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Hirokazu Doi, Minoru Morikawa, Nobuyuki Inadomi, Katsuhiko Aikawa, Masataka Uetani, Kazuyuki Shinohara
The morphological characteristics of an infant's face are collectively referred to as baby schema or babyishness. It has been well established that infant traits are implicitly projected, or overgeneralized, to adults with babyish facial features. However, few studies to date have investigated the neural underpinnings of such overgeneralization. In the present study, we addressed this issue by comparing neural activations elicited by baby-faced and mature-faced adult faces in men using fMRI. We found increased activations in clusters surrounding the bilateral insula, bilateral anterior cingulate cortex, and right inferior frontal gyrus, which have been previously linked to the processing of facial attractiveness and infant-related information...
January 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093258/stooping-crouching-and-standing-characterizing-balance-control-strategies-across-postures
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Tyler B Weaver, Michal N Glinka, Andrew C Laing
BACKGROUND: While stooping and crouching postures are critical for many activities of daily living, little is known about the balance control mechanisms employed during these postures. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to characterize the mechanisms driving net center of pressure (COPNet) movement across three postures (standing, stooping, and crouching) and to investigate if control in each posture was influenced by time. METHODS: Ten young adults performed the three postures for 60s each...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089495/assessment-of-the-isometry-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-in-a-3-dimensional-weight-bearing-computed-tomography-simulation
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Karl Wieser, Philipp Fürnstahl, Fabio Carrillo, Sandro F Fucentese, Lazaros Vlachopoulos
PURPOSE: To simulate the most isometric insertion points of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) in a weight-bearing 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT) model using previously published anatomic landmarks and to define radiographic landmarks, which make for an easier identification of the optimal insertion points. METHODS: The most isometric femoral insertion points were analyzed for 10 individuals, using data of weight-bearing CT scans in increasing knee flexion positions...
January 12, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089468/obtain-a-outcome-benefits-of-tranexamic-acid-in-hip-arthroplasty-a%C3%A2-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial
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Andrew Fraval, Peter Effeney, Lena Fiddelaers, Belinda Smith, Ben Towell, Phong Tran
BACKGROUND: We examined whether the blood conserving effect of tranexamic acid (TXA) in total hip arthroplasty using the direct anterior approach, translates to an effect on functional outcomes in the perioperative period. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. One hundred one patients were randomized to receive either TXA or an equivalent volume of normal saline. The primary outcome measure was thigh swelling...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089258/the-effect-of-scapular-position-on-subacromial-contact-behavior-a-cadaver-study
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Takayuki Muraki, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, John W Sperling, Scott P Steinmann, Robert H Cofield, Kai-Nan An
BACKGROUND: Patients with subacromial impingement were reported to show abnormal scapular positions during shoulder elevation. However, the relationship between the scapular positions and subacromial impingement is unclear. The purpose of this study was to biomechanically determine the effect of scapular position on subacromial contact behavior by using fresh frozen cadavers. METHODS: The peak contact pressure on the coracoacromial arch was measured with a flexible tactile force sensor in 9 fresh frozen cadaver shoulders...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088652/convergence-of-interoception-emotion-and-social-cognition-a-twofold-fmri-meta-analysis-and-lesion-approach
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Federico Adolfi, Blas Couto, Fabian Richter, Jean Decety, Jessica Lopez, Mariano Sigman, Facundo Manes, Agustín Ibáñez
Guided by indirect evidence, recent approaches propose a tripartite crosstalk among interoceptive signaling, emotional regulation, and low-level social cognition. Here we examined the neurocognitive convergence of such domains. First, we performed three meta-analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies to identify which areas are consistently coactivated by these three systems. Multi-level Kernel Density Analysis (MKDA) revealed major overlaps in the right anterior insular and frontotemporal regions (viz...
December 29, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088428/aortic-floating-thrombus-detected-by-computed-tomography-angiography-incidentally-five-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Shuyi Yang, Jie Yu, Wenjuan Zeng, Liang Yang, Lin Teng, Yue Cui, Heshui Shi
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the findings of aortic floating thrombus (AFT) on computed tomography angiography (CTA) for a definitive, timely diagnosis and to select a reasonable management course to improve prognosis. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed imaging findings of 5 patients with AFT detected by CTA, including location, morphology, size, involved aortic segment, concomitant embolism, stent, and dynamic changes during the follow-up. RESULTS: Seven lesions were detected in the initial CTA studies of the 5 patients: 5 aortic intraluminal floating thrombi (3 patients) and 2 aortic in-stents floating thrombi (ASFTs; 2 patients)...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088350/the-emotive-nature-of-conflict-monitoring-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Blair Saunders, Hause Lin, Marina Milyavskaya, Michael Inzlicht
The detection of conflict between incompatible impulses, thoughts, and actions is a ubiquitous source of motivation across theories of goal-directed action. In this overview, we explore the hypothesis that conflict is emotive, integrating perspectives from affective science and cognitive neuroscience. Initially, we review evidence suggesting that the mental and biological processes that monitor for information processing conflict-particularly those generated by the anterior midcingulate cortex-track the affective significance of conflict and use this signal to motivate increased control...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087519/sympathetic-modulation-of-electrical-activation-in-normal-and-infarcted-myocardium-implications-for-arrhythmogenesis
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Olujimi A Ajijola, Robert L Lux, Anadjeet Khahera, OhJin Kwon, Eric Aliotta, Daniel Ennis, Michael C Fishbein, Jeffrey Laurence Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar
: Background The influence of cardiac sympathetic innervation on electrical activation in normal and chronically infarcted ventricular myocardium is not understood. Methods and Results Yorkshire pigs with normal hearts (NL, n=12) or anterior myocardial infarction (MI, n=9) underwent high-resolution mapping of the anteroapical left ventricle, at baseline, and during left and right stellate ganglion stimulation (LSGS & RSGS, respectively). Conduction velocity (CV), activation times (AT), & directionality of propagation were measured...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087459/wnt-signaling-balances-specification-of-the-cardiac-and-pharyngeal-muscle-fields
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Amrita Mandal, Andrew Holowiecki, Yuntao Charlie Song, Joshua S Waxman
Canonical Wnt/β-catenin (Wnt) signaling plays multiple conserved roles during fate specification of cardiac progenitors in developing vertebrate embryos. Although lineage analysis in ascidians and mice has indicated there is a close relationship between the cardiac second heart field (SHF) and pharyngeal muscle (PM) progenitors, the signals underlying directional fate decisions of the cells within the cardio-pharyngeal muscle field in vertebrates are not yet understood. Here, we examined the temporal requirements of Wnt signaling in cardiac and PM development...
January 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087159/the-direct-anterior-approach-for-complex-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-the-extensile-acetabular-approach-on-a-regular-operating-room-table
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Ben Molenaers, Ronald Driesen, Guy Molenaers, Kristoff Corten
BACKGROUND: The direct anterior approach on a regular operating room table has been reported with low dislocation rates. This might be beneficial for complex primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) such as in patients with cerebral palsy or following femoral or pelvic osteotomies. Extending the approach is often required to overcome problems such as acetabular deformities or severe contractures. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the results and complications of 29 patients with 37 complex primary THA in which an extensile approach was used...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079531/the-effect-of-albumin-and-platelet-poor-plasma-supplemented-botulinum-a-toxin-on-bioavaliability-an-experimental-rabbit-model
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Serhat Sibar, Kemal Findikcioglu, Murat Zinnuroglu, Seyhan Cenetoglu
Today, botulinum toxin is commonly used for cosmetic purposes throughout the world. Despite various agents reducing the efficiency of toxin are well defined, the studies related to increasing the bioavailability are limited. The purpose of our study is to assess the effect of the preparation of toxin by diluting with platelet-poor plasma (PPP) and/or albumin instead of standard dilution (saline) on bioavailability in cosmetic-purpose botulinum toxin applications.In the study, 24 New Zealand rabbits were used...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079260/an-experimentally-validated-couch-and-mlc-tracking-simulator-used-to-investigate-hybrid-couch-mlc-tracking
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Jakob Toftegaard, Rune Hansen, Thomas Ravkilde, Kristijan Macek, Per Rugaard Poulsen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Couch and MLC tracking are two novel techniques to mitigate intrafractional tumor motion on a conventional linear accelerator, but both techniques still have residual dosimetric errors. Here, we first propose and experimentally validate a software tool to simulate couch and MLC tracking, and then use the simulator to study hybrid couch-MLC tracking for improved tracking performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tracking simulator requires a treatment plan and a motion trajectory as input and simulates the delivered monitor units and motion of all accelerator parts as function of time...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077666/motor-plan-differs-for-young-and-older-adults-during-similar-movements
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Agostina Casamento Moran, Yen-Ting Chen, Neha Lodha, Basma Yacoubi, Evangelos A Christou
Older adults exhibit altered activation of the agonist and antagonist muscles during goal-directed movements compared with young adults. However, it remains unclear whether the differential activation of the antagonistic muscles in older adults results from an impaired motor plan or an altered ability of the muscle to contract. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine whether the motor plan differs for young and older adults. Ten young (26.1 ± 4.3 yrs, 4 females) and sixteen older (71.9 ± 6...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075183/systematic-evaluation-of-lung-tumor-motion-using-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
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Sebastian Sarudis, Anna Karlsson Hauer, Jan Nyman, Anna Bäck
BACKGROUND: Respiratory-induced lung tumor motion may decrease robustness and outcome of radiation therapy (RT) if not accounted for. This study provides detailed information on the motion distribution of lung tumors for a group of 126 patients treated with stereotactic body RT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four-dimensional computed tomography scans were reviewed to assess lung tumor motion. The tumor motion was determined by the center of mass shift based on a rigid registration of the breathing phases containing the largest positional differences in the inferior-superior (IS), left-right (LR), and anterior-posterior (AP) directions...
January 11, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075046/a-standardized-fluoroscopy-based-technique-to-measure-intraoperative-cup-anteversion
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Matthieu Zingg, Sana Boudabbous, Didier Hannouche, Xavier Montet, Friedrich Boettner
Direct anterior approach (DAA) with the patient lying supine has facilitated the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy and allows for standardized positioning of the patient. The current study presents a new technique to measure acetabular component anteversion using intraoperative fluoroscopy. The current paper describes a mathematical formula to calculate true acetabular component anteversion based on the acetabular component abduction angle and the c-arm tilt angle (CaT). The CaT is determined by tilting the c-arm until an external pelvic oblique radiograph with the equatorial plane of the acetabular component perpendicular to the fluoroscopy receptor is obtained...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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