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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140982/development-standardization-and-testing-of-a-bacterial-wound-infection-model-based-on-ex-vivo-human-skin
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Christoph Schaudinn, Christin Dittmann, Jana Jurisch, Michael Laue, Nazende Günday-Türeli, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Annika Vogt, Fiorenza Rancan
Current research on wound infections is primarily conducted on animal models, which limits direct transferability of these studies to humans. Some of these limitations can be overcome by using-otherwise discarded-skin from cosmetic surgeries. Superficial wounds are induced in fresh ex vivo skin, followed by intradermal injection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa under the wound. Subsequently, the infected skin is incubated for 20 hours at 37°C and the CFU/wound are determined. Within 20 hours, the bacteria count increased from 107 to 109 bacteria per wound, while microscopy revealed a dense bacterial community in the collagen network of the upper wound layers as well as numerous bacteria scattered in the dermis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140886/safety-of-venipuncture-sites-at-the-cubital-fossa-as-assessed-by-ultrasonography
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Kanae Mukai, Yukari Nakajima, Tomotaka Nakano, Manami Okuhira, Aya Kasashima, Rina Hayashi, Misaki Yamashita, Tamae Urai, Toshio Nakatani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present observational study was to identify safe and suitable venipuncture sites for nursing in the clinical setting using ultrasonography to measure the depth and cross-sectional area of each superficial vein before and after tourniquet application as well as the distance between each superficial vein and the median nerve or brachial artery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty healthy volunteers (21.8 [0.6] y) were recruited. The visible rate of each superficial vein before and after tourniquet application was 65% for the basilic vein, 90% to 95% for the median cubital vein, and 65% to 80% for the cephalic vein...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140849/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-superficial-proximal-esophageal-neoplasia-is-highly-successful
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Yi-Qun Zhang, Tao Chen, Chen Zhang, Quan-Lin Li, Wei-Feng Chen, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou, Mei-Dong Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The surgery for a tumor located in proximal esophagus is relatively difficult and leads to a high morbidity and mortality. ESD is a minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of superficial neoplasia of the gastrointestinal tract allowing en block resection with low recurrence rates; however, ESD for superficial proximal esophageal neoplasia is little known...
December 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138975/distal-transsylvian-keyhole-approach-for-unruptured-anterior-circulation-small-aneurysms
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Ririko Takeda, Hiroki Kurita
BACKGROUND: To reduce complications associated with conventional pterional craniotomy, a transsylvian keyhole approach for unruptured small anterior circulation aneurysms is proposed. METHODS: A 7-cm linear scalp incision is made along the hairline, beginning at the zygoma, followed by minimal temporal muscle dissection. Two burr holes are drilled out at McCarty's point and the temporal bone, and a 3-cm equilateral triangle bone flap is made, whose apex is located above the sylvian point...
November 14, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138880/morphological-classification-of-intraductal-papillary-neoplasm-of-the-bile-duct
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Shihong Ying, Mingliang Ying, Wenjie Liang, Zhaoming Wang, Qidong Wang, Feng Chen, Wenbo Xiao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the morphological classification of intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB), as well as morphological differences between IPNB without mucin secretion (IPNB-NM) and IPNB with mucin secretion (IPMN-B). METHODS: Eighty-one patients with IPNB were retrospectively analysed. Imaging examinations included computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI and positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)...
November 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138385/parameters-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-enlarged-superficial-lymph-nodes-for-the-evaluation-of-therapeutic-response-in-lymphoma-a-preliminary-study
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Lei Xin, Zhimei Yan, Xiaojuan Zhang, Yichen Zang, Zhaoyan Ding, Hongwei Xue, Cheng Zhao
BACKGROUND The aims of this preliminary study were to evaluate contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging and the therapeutic response of enlarged superficial lymph nodes in patients with lymphoma before and after chemotherapy and to determine the most useful CEUS response parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-three patients with lymphoma, with 43 enlarged superficial lymph nodes, underwent CEUS and conventional ultrasound (US), before treatment and after the first three cycles of chemotherapy. Clinical responses included overall response (OR) and no response (NR)...
November 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137901/impact-of-femoral-stem-design-on-failure-after-anterior-approach-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Krishna R Cidambi, Steven L Barnett, Paige R Mallette, Jay J Patel, Nader A Nassif, Robert S Gorab
BACKGROUND: An increased rate of complications related to femoral component failure has been described with less invasive total hip arthroplasty (THA). This study evaluated the incidence of femoral complications associated with the direct anterior approach for THA. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of the initial 1120 consecutive patients who underwent direct anterior THA by 2 surgeons. RESULTS: A total of 899 patients (80.3%) had a 2-year follow-up (range, 2-8 years)...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137667/selective-medial-soft-tissue-release-combined-with-tibial-reduction-osteotomy-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Qian Tang, Hua-Chen Yu, Ping Shang, Shang-Kun Tang, Hua-Zi Xu, Hai-Xiao Liu, Yu Zhang
BACKGROUND: To obtain the correct coronal alignment and balancing in flexion and extension, we established a selective medial release technique and investigated the effectiveness and safety of the technique during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Four hundred sixty-six primary TKAs with varus deformity were prospectively evaluated between June 2013 and June 2015. A knee joint position similar to Patrick's sign was used to release the medial structure...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137118/modeling-skin-injury-from-hot-spills-on-clothing
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Torgrim Log
The present work analyzes scald burns from hot beverages, such as coffee and tea, spilled on the lap, i.e., an incident that may occur in daily life. The Pennes bioheat equation is solved numerically for small spills wetting the clothing, i.e., the fabric prevents the spilled liquid from draining away. Temperatures are analyzed in the wetted fabric and the skin layers and the resulting skin injury is calculated based on the basal layer temperature. Parameters influencing burn severity, such as clothing thickness, liquid temperature, removal of fabric and thermal effects of post scald water cooling are analyzed...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137019/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy-treated-with-anti-vegf-intravitreal-injections-case-report
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Katarzyna Michalska-Małecka, Anna Heinke Knudsen
PURPOSE: To present optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) features in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) at the baseline and in response to treatment with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections. To investigate the role of OCTA in management of patients with DR. METHODS: Retrospective case series showing primary outcomes of 3 patients with DR and diabetic macular edema. Patients were injected intravitreally a loading phase of 3 monthly 2.0 mg aflibercept, followed by 2 injections bimonthly (5 injections in total)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136015/the-influences-of-walking-running-and-stair-activity-on-knee-articular-cartilage-quantitative-mri-using-t1-rho-and-t2-mapping
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Meng Chen, Lin Qiu, Si Shen, Fei Wang, Jing Zhang, Cici Zhang, Sirun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the different influences of walking, running and stair activity on knee articular cartilage with T1 rho and T2 mapping sequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI (3.0-T) scans of the right knee were performed in twenty-three young healthy adults immediately after 30 minutes of rest, walking, running and stair activity respectively. Articular cartilage was quantitatively assessed based on T1 rho and T2 relaxation times. Analysis of variance for random block design data, bonferroni test and paired samples t tests were performed to estimate the different influences of physiological activities on articular cartilage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135663/serum-fructosamine-a-simple-and-inexpensive-test-for-assessing-preoperative-glycemic-control
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Noam Shohat, Majd Tarabichi, Eric H Tischler, Serge Jabbour, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Although the medical community acknowledges the importance of preoperative glycemic control, the literature is inconclusive and the proper metric for assessment of glycemic control remains unclear. Serum fructosamine reflects the mean glycemic control in a shorter time period compared with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). Our aim was to examine its role in predicting adverse outcomes following total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2013, we screened all patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty preoperatively using serum HbA1c, fructosamine, and blood glucose levels...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134953/incidental-finding-of-upper-lip-warthin-tumor
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Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Stefano Fusetti, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
AIM: This report shows an incidental finding of Warthin tumor in upper lip mucosa during hospitalization for a biting lesion of cheek mucosa MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 32-year-old male affected by a biting lesion of cheek mucosa was presented at Maxillo- Facial Unit of Federico II University. Clinical examination showed as an incidental finding a solid mass in the superficial layer of upper lip mucosa. We performed mini-invasive surgical treatment to obtain a radical excision of the cheek lesion at the same time as excision of Warthin tumor...
November 14, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134765/developmental-retinal-ganglion-cell-death-and-retinotopicity-of-the-murine-retinocollicular-projection
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Jamie Beros, Jennifer Rodger, Alan R Harvey
During mammalian visual system development, retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) undergo extensive apoptotic death. In mouse retina, approximately 50% of RGCs present at birth (postnatal day 0; P0) die by P5, at a time when axons innervate central targets such as the superior colliculus (SC). We examined whether RGCs that make short-range axonal targeting errors within the contralateral SC are more likely to be eliminated during the peak period of RGC death (P1-P5), compared with RGCs initially making more accurate retinotopic connections...
November 14, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134183/pigmented-spindle-cell-nevus-of-reed-of-the-eyelid
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Melina I Morkin, Mitesh K Kapadia, Nora V Laver
Purpose: To report the clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical features of the first pigmented spindle cell nevus (PSCN) of Reed documented to have appeared in the eyelid. Methods: The findings of clinical and histopathological examination are presented, along with differential diagnoses and a review of the pertinent literature. Case: A 3-year-old boy presented with a rapidly growing, heavily pigmented left lower lid papule raising the concern of malignancy, warranting excisional biopsy...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134003/notes-on-two-crabs-crustacea-brachyura-dynomenidae-and-iphiculidae-collected-from-red-coral-beds-in-northern-taiwan-including-a-new-species-of-pariphiculus-alcock-1896
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Peter K L Ng, M-S Jeng
Two brachyuran species of the families Dynonemidae and Iphiculidae are reported from red coral beds in northern Taiwan. The dynonemid Acanthodromia margarita (Alcock, 1899) has hitherto been reported from the Andaman Sea, Japan, and Philippines and the species is here recorded for the first time from Taiwan. A new species of iphiculid, Pariphiculus stellatussp. n., is also described. The new Pariphiculus, which also occurs in the Philippines, is superficially similar to P. agariciferus Ihle, 1918, a species known from Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, South China Sea, Taiwan, and Vanuatu, but can be distinguished by distinct carapace, pleonal and male first gonopod features...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133969/treatment-of-chronic-lower-extremity-ulcers-with-a-new-er-yag-laser-technology
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J M Alcolea, E Hernández, P A Martínez-Carpio, M Vélez, V Khomchenko, A Sola, M A Trelles
Chronic lower extremity ulcers (CLEUs) have a high prevalence and are difficult to treat due to their various aetiologies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results achieved in treating CLEUs using an Erbium: YAG (Er:YAG) laser with RecoSMA technology. This laser emits thousands of microbeams of energy causing superficial epidermal ablation and a separation of dermal fibres due to a mechanical-acoustic and resonance effect. The evaluation of the results achieved was carried out by questionnaires completed by 18 patients enrolled in the study...
September 30, 2017: Laser Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133659/congenital-capillary-hemangioma-arising-from-palpebral-conjunctiva-of-a-neonate
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S Padmanaban, P Sumathi, Prayagi Kandoth, R P Dharmendra
Capillary hemangioma is the most common benign vascular eyelid tumor in childhood. The periocular lesion appears within the first few weeks after birth and usually has superficial or deep components. Primary conjunctival capillary hemangiomas are rarely reported. We present the case of a 2-day-old child with a pedunculated capillary hemangioma arising from superior palpebral conjunctiva. A complete surgical excision was performed under general anesthesia, and the child was asymptomatic at follow-up of two months...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133297/evaluating-the-triplet-hypothesis-during-rhythmic-mastication-in-primates
#19
Yashesvini Ram, Callum F Ross
Mammalian mastication involves precise jaw movements including transverse movement of the mandible during the power stroke. Jaw elevation and transverse movement are driven by asymmetrical jaw elevator muscle activity which is thought to include a phylogenetically primitive and conserved triplet motor pattern consisting of: triplet I-balancing side superficial masseter and medial pterygoid, working side posterior temporalis- which reaches onset, peak, and offset first; and triplet II-working side superficial masseter and medial pterygoid, balancing side posterior temporalis-which is active second...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132984/penile-sparing-surgery-for-penile-cancer-a-multicenter-international-retrospective-cohort
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Adam Baumgarten, Juan Chipollini, Sylvia Yan, Sarah R Ottenhof, Dominic H Tang, Désirée Draeger, Chris Protzel, Yao Zhu, Ding-Wei Ye, Oliver W Hakenberg, Simon Horenblas, Nicholas A Watkin, Philippe E Spiess
PURPOSE: To evaluate recurrence outcomes of penile sparing surgery (PSS) in the largest multicenter cohort of patients to date. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients treated with PSS from May 1990 to July 2016 at five tertiary referral institutions. Treatments consisted of circumcision, wide local excision, laser therapy with or without local excision, partial or total glansectomy, and glans resurfacing. Primary endpoint was local recurrence free survival (LRFS) and defined from initial treatment to time of local recurrence and estimated with the Kaplan-Meier method...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Urology
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