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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525683/multilayer-microstructure-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-macular-membranes
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Claudio Azzolini, Terenzio Congiu, Simone Donati, Alberto Passi, Petra Basso, Eliana Piantanida, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Testa, Simona M Caprani, Jennifer Cattaneo, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To identify the ultramicroscopic structure of idiopathic epiretinal macular membranes (iEMMs) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). METHODS: We examined 28 iEMMs surgically removed from 28 eyes of 28 patients. All specimens, previously observed at stereomicroscope, were treated with an osmium maceration technique. Fine resolution of iEMMs' 3D architecture and their interaction with the retina were studied using a Philips SEM-FEG XL-30 microscope. RESULTS: The specimens appeared as laminar connective structures partially or completely adherent to the inner limiting membrane (ILM)...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525280/self-healing-self-assembled-%C3%AE-sheet-peptide-poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-hybrid-hydrogels
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David E Clarke, E Thomas Pashuck, Sergio Bertazzo, Jonathan V M Weaver, Molly M Stevens
Self-assembled biomaterials are an important class of materials that can be injected and formed in situ. However, they often are not able to meet the mechanical properties necessary for many biological applications, losing mechanical properties at low strains. We synthesized hybrid hydrogels consisting of a poly(γ-glutamic acid) polymer network physically cross-linked via grafted self-assembling β-sheet peptides to provide non-covalent cross-linking through β-sheet assembly, reinforced with a polymer backbone to improve strain stability...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523744/bioinspired-ultratough-hydrogel-with-fast-recovery-self-healing-injectability-and-cytocompatibility
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Sara Azevedo, Ana M S Costa, Amanda Andersen, Insung S Choi, Henrik Birkedal, João F Mano
Inspired by the mussel byssus adhesiveness, a highly hydrated polymeric structure is designed to combine, for the first time, a set of interesting features for load-bearing purposes. These characteristics include: i) a compressive strength and stiffness in the MPa range, ii) toughness and the ability to recover it upon successive cyclic loading, iii) the ability to quickly self-heal upon rupture, iv) the possibility of administration through minimally invasive techniques, such as by injection, v) the swelling ratio being adjusted to space-filling applications, and vi) cytocompatibility...
May 19, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520823/comparison-of-tunnel-and-crestal-incision-techniques-in-reconstruction-of-localized-alveolar-defects
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Nur Altiparmak, Sina Uckan, Burak Bayram, Sıdıka Soydan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the complication rates of recipient sites prepared using two incision techniques: crestal and tunnel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients underwent augmentation procedures (68 patients; 75 sites) by the same surgeon that were performed consecutively using the crestal incision technique (27 horizontal, 10 vertical; crestal group) or the tunnel incision technique (27 horizontal, 11 vertical; tunnel group)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514314/infected-tibia-defect-fractures-treated-with-the-masquelet-technique
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Julia Mühlhäusser, Jörg Winkler, Reto Babst, Frank J P Beeres
The treatment after open and infected fractures with extensive soft tissue damage and bone deficit remains a challenging clinical problem. The technique described by Masquelet, using a temporary cement spacer to induce a membrane combined with reconstructive soft tissue coverage, is a possible solution. This study describes the work-up, operative procedure, complications, and the outcome of a homogenous group of patients with an open and infected tibia fracture and segmental bone loss treated with the Masquelet technique (MT)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513714/highly-water-stable-rare-ternary-ag-au-se-nanocomposites-as-long-blood-circulation-time-x-ray-computed-tomography-contrast-agents
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Carlos Caro, Mariona Dalmases, Albert Figuerola, María Luisa García-Martín, Manuel Pernia Leal
X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a powerful and widely used medical non-invasive technique that often requires intravenous administration of contrast agents (CAs) to better visualize soft tissues. In this work, we have developed a novel CT contrast agent based on ternary Ag-Au-Se chalcogenide nanoparticles (NP). A facile ligand exchange by using a 3 kDa PEGylated ligand with a dithiol dihydrolipoic acid as an anchor group resulted in highly water-soluble and monodisperse nanoparticles. These PEGylated ternary NPs were tested in vivo in mice, showing slow uptake by the mononuclear phagocyte system, long blood circulation times, low toxicity, and very good X-ray contrast, thus being promising candidates as CT contrast agents for clinical applications...
May 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512278/use-of-collagen-matrix-for-augmentation-of-the-peri-implant-soft-tissue-at-the-time-of-immediate-implant-placement
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Gregor-Georg Zafiropoulos, Gordon John
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the treatment outcome of the use of a porcine monolayer collagen matrix (mCM) to augment peri-implant soft tissue in conjunction with immediate implant placement as an alternative to patient's own connective tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 27 implants were placed immediately in 27 patients (14 males and 13 females, with a mean age of 52.2 years) with simultaneous augmentation of the soft tissue by the use of a mCM...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511391/utility-of-modified-ultrafast-papanicolaou-stain-in-cytological-diagnosis
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Prachi Sinkar, Surekha Ulhas Arakeri
INTRODUCTION: Need for minimal turnaround time for assessing Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) has encouraged innovations in staining techniques that require lesser staining time with unequivocal cell morphology. The standard protocol for conventional Papanicolaou (PAP) stain requires about 40 minutes. To overcome this, Ultrafast Papanicolaou (UFP) stain was introduced which reduces staining time to 90 seconds and also enhances the quality. However, reagents required for this were not easily available hence, Modified Ultrafast Papanicolaou (MUFP) stain was introduced subsequently...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509933/combined-use-of-afm-and-soft-x-ray-microscopy-to-reveal-fibres-internalization-in-mesothelial-cells
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Alessandra Gianoncelli, George Kourousias, Francesca Cammisuli, Damiano Cassese, Clara Rizzardi, Oriano Radillo, Marco Lazzarino, Lorella Pascolo
Nanotoxicology and nanomedicine investigations often require the probing of nano-objects such as fibres and particles in biological samples and cells, whilst internalization and intracellular destiny are the main issues for in vitro cellular studies. Various high resolution microscopy techniques are well suited for providing this highly sought-after information. However, sample preparation, nanomaterial composition and sectioning challenges make it often difficult to establish whether the fibres or particles have been internalized or they are simply overlaying or underlying the biological matter...
May 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508840/comparison-of-beam-hardening-effect-of-physical-and-enhanced-dynamic-wedges-at-bladder-inhomogeneity-using-ebt3-film-dosimeter
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Ghazale Geraily, Nooshin Sharafi, Alireza Shirazi, Mahbod Esfehani, Maryam Masoudifar, Blookat Eftekhar Rajab
INTRODUCTION: Using physical wedges (PWs) to modify dose distribution and more homogeneous target coverage is a well-established technique. However, there are many problems with PWs known as beam hardening, which made them problematic. This can be overcome by dynamic wedges which do not filter beam. Comparison of physical properties of physical and enhanced dynamic wedges (EDWs) restricted to homogeneous medium. Hence, the main aim of this study is to compare dosimetric properties of physical and EDWs at bladder inhomogeneous phantom as a most common case implementing wedges...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507370/a-comparative-study-of-dynamic-soft-tissue-mobilization-vs-passive-stretching-technique-to-improve-the-flexibility-of-hamstrings-in-cricket-players
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Mohsin Abbas, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Rabiya Noor
Different therapies are available for correcting the tightness of hamstring muscles. Objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Dynamic Soft Tissue Mobilization DSTM technique and Passive Stretching PS to improve the flexibility of tight hamstrings in cricket players. A total of 120 cricket players having tightness of hamstrings were enrolled and randomized into two groups A and B using lottery method. Group-A was treated with DSTM and group-B with PS to improve the flexibility of hamstrings...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507354/the-bilobed-flap-a-better-option-for-soft-tissue-release-in-the-management-of-radial-club-hand
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Uzair Ahmed Qazi, Ishtiaq Ur Rehman Orakzai, Mamoon Rashid
OBJECTIVE: To establish that the bilobed flap as soft tissue release component for the radial club hand is superior to the z-plasty technique in type III and IV radial club hands. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from 2009 to 2015, and comprised patients with radial club hands operated by a single consultant plastic surgeon. Soft tissue release was performed at 08 months. The extremity was then casted for 08 weeks and kept in a long-arm cast for 3 to 6 months...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503290/use-of-the-suprapatellar-approach-in-intramedullary-nailing-of-a-multi-fragmentary-dislocated-tibia-fracture-with-a-hypermobile-intermediate-fragment-in-a-young-patient
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Patrick Haubruck, Ulf Brunnemer, Arash Moghaddam, Gerhard Schmidmaier
A case of an adolescent female patient who suffered from first grade open multi-fragment fracture of the tibia (AO42-C2) with a large hypermobile intermediate fragment is presented in this case report. Intramedullary nailing of the tibia remains the treatment of choice despite a high risk of malformation and anterior knee pain especially in multi-fragment fractures. Here the suprapatellar approach as a semiextended nailing technique seems favorable. The specialty in our case was an early change of procedures necessary due to persistent swelling during external fixation based on the hypermobile intermediate fragment...
November 17, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502707/surgical-innovation-in-sarcoma-surgery
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L Jeys, G Morris, S Evans, J Stevenson, M Parry, J Gregory
The field of orthopaedic oncology relies on innovative techniques to resect and reconstruct a bone or soft tissue tumour. This article reviews some of the most recent and important innovations in the field, including biological and implant reconstructions, together with computer-assisted surgery. It also looks at innovations in other fields of oncology to assess the impact and change that has been required by surgeons; topics including surgical margins, preoperative radiotherapy and future advances are discussed...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502669/biomimetic-tendon-extracellular-matrix-composite-gradient-scaffold-enhances-ligament-to-bone-junction-reconstruction
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Huanhuan Liu, Long Yang, Erchen Zhang, Rui Zhang, Dandan Cai, Shouan Zhu, Jisheng Ran, Varitsara Bunpetch, Youzhi Cai, Boon Chin Heng, Yejun Hu, Xuesong Dai, Xiao Chen, Hongwei Ouyang
Management of ligament/tendon-to-bone-junction healing remains a formidable challenge in the field of orthopedic medicine to date, due to deficient vascularity and multi-tissue transitional structure of the junction. Numerous strategies have been employed to improve ligament-bone junction healing, including delivery of stem cells, bioactive factors, and synthetic materials, but these methods are often inadequate at recapitulating the complex structure-function relationships at native tissue interfaces. Here, we developed an easily-fabricated and effective biomimetic composite to promote the regeneration of ligament-bone junction by physically modifying the tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) into a Random-Aligned-Random composite using ultrasound treatment...
May 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501960/a-modified-minimally-invasive-technique-for-intra-articular-displaced-calcaneal-fractures-fixed-by-transverse-and-axial-screws
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K C Kapil Mani, Parimal Acharya, R C Dirgha Raj, Bandhu Ram Pangeni, Arun Sigdel, Suman Babu Marahatta
The management of displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fracture represents a surgical challenge to even an experienced orthopedic surgeon. Plate osteosynthesis using an extended lateral approach is complicated by soft tissue problems, while those treated by closed reduction and percutaneous pinning cannot address all the intra-articular fragments sufficiently. The objective of our study is to evaluate restoration of subtalar joint and long-term functional outcomes in intra-articular displaced calcaneal fractures treated with transverse subcondral screws through a small incision on lateral aspect of calcaneus and percutaneously placed axial screws through the calcaneal tuberosity...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499921/anterior-cruciate-ligament-soft-tissue-graft-fixation-in-the-elderly-is-there-a-reason-to-use-interference-screws-a-human-cadaver-study
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Christoph Domnick, Mirco Herbort, Michael J Raschke, Sarah Habermann, Benedikt Schliemann, Wolf Petersen, André Weimann
PURPOSE: To analyze the ultimate failure load, yield load, stiffness, and cyclic resistance of different anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) soft tissue graft fixation techniques in osteopenic bone. METHODS: In this study, 24 fresh-frozen human cadaveric tibiae (mean age 82.6 years; range 56-96; 6 male and 6 female donors) were used. Quantitative computed tomography was performed to match bone density. Looped porcine flexor tendon grafts were chosen as ACL graft substitutes for tibial graft fixation techniques (n = 8 each): (1) hybrid fixation with an interference screw and extracortical button fixation; (2) extracortical button fixation; and (3) interference screw fixation...
May 9, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497536/robotic-guided-waterjet-cutting-technique-for-high-tibial-dome-osteotomy-a-pilot-study
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Eduardo M Suero, Ralph Westphal, David Zaremba, Musa Citak, Nael Hawi, Mustafa Citak, Timo Stuebig, Christian Krettek, Emmanouil Liodakis
BACKGROUND: Oscillating saws generate high levels of heat (up to 150°C), which can lead to tissue necrosis, delayed healing and infection. Abrasive waterjet-cutting techniques have been described as a new tool to perform bone cuts, with less heat generation. METHODS: Four lower-limbs of four human alcohol conserved cadavers were tested. Navigation references were attached to the tibia and an intraoperative fluoroscopy-based 3D scan was obtained. A 1.2 mm diameter nozzle was attached to a robotic arm, which was guided to follow a pre-specified path...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497247/-medial-closed-wedge-osteotomy-of-the-distal-femur-in-biplanar-technique-and-a-specific-plate-fixator
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P Lobenhoffer, K Kley, D Freiling, R van Heerwaarden
OBJECTIVE: Correction of distal femur deformity by closed-wedge biplanar osteotomy. INDICATIONS: Metaphyseal frontal plane deformities of the femur. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Osteoarthritis of the contralateral compartment, total loss of the contralateral meniscus, acute/chronic infection, limited range-of-motion, poor soft-tissue conditions at site of surgery. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Skin incision at metaphyseal area of femur...
May 11, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496536/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-a-patient-with-continuous-intrathecal-baclofen-infusion-therapy
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Ezekiel Wong Toh Yoon, Masuki Kobayashi
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the method of choice in patients requiring long-term enteral tube feeding. In patients with intrathecal baclofen infusion therapy (IBT) pump implantation, infection via the skin and soft tissue may be an issue of concern. The introducer technique for gastrostomy tube insertion may be useful in reducing the risk of peristomal infection. Although the presence of a PEG tube has been reported as a risk factor for implantation site infection (for newly inserted IBT pumps), whether existing IBT pumps are at risk for infection during or after the placement of a PEG tube is not clear...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
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