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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913399/development-of-time-and-voltage-domain-mapping-v-t-mapping-to-localize-ventricular-tachycardia-channels-during-sinus-rhythm
#1
Sachin Nayyar, Pawel Kuklik, Anand N Ganesan, Thomas R Sullivan, Lauren Wilson, Glenn D Young, Prashanthan Sanders, Kurt C Roberts-Thomson
BACKGROUND: In ventricular scar, impulse spread is slow because it traverses split and zigzag channels of surviving muscle. We aimed to evaluate scar electrograms to determine their local delay (activation time) and inequality in voltage splitting (entropy), and their relationship to channels. We reasoned that unlike innocuous channels, which are often short with multiple side branches, ventricular tachycardia (VT) supporting channels have very slow impulse spread and possess low entropy because of their longer protected length and relative lack of side-branching...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913265/hearing-preservation-during-anterior-petrosectomy-the-cochlear-safety-line
#2
Xiaoming Guo, Halima Tabani, Dylan Griswold, Ali Tayebi Meybodi, Jose Juan Gonzalez Sanchez, Michael T Lawton, Arnau Benet
BACKGROUND: Identification and protection of the cochlea during anterior petrosectomy is key to prevent hearing loss. Currently, there is no optimal method to infer the position of the cochlea in relation to the Kawase quadrangle, therefore damage to the cochlea during anterior petrosectomy remains a substantial risk. OBJECTIVES: To identify and define landmarks available during anterior petrosectomy to locate the cochlea and prevent its damage. METHODS: Kawase approach was simulated in eleven specimens...
November 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909120/restoration-of-the-centre-of-rotation-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-the-influence-of-acetabular-floor-depth-and-reaming-technique
#3
G Meermans, J Van Doorn, J-J Kats
AIMS: One goal of total hip arthroplasty is to restore normal hip anatomy. The aim of this study was to compare displacement of the centre of rotation (COR) using a standard reaming technique with a technique in which the acetabulum was reamed immediately peripherally and referenced off the rim. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the first cohort the acetabulum was reamed to the floor followed by sequentially larger reamers. In the second cohort the acetabulum was only reamed peripherally, starting with a reamer the same size as the native femoral head...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907157/human-bone-derived-collagen-for-the-development-of-an-artificial-corneal-endothelial-graft-in-vivo-results-in-a-rabbit-model
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Natalia Vázquez, Manuel Chacón, Carlos A Rodríguez-Barrientos, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Miguel Naveiras, Begoña Baamonde, Jose F Alfonso, Iriana Zambrano-Andazol, Ana C Riestra, Álvaro Meana
Corneal keratoplasty (penetrating or lamellar) using cadaveric human tissue, is nowadays the main treatment for corneal endotelial dysfunctions. However, there is a worldwide shortage of donor corneas available for transplantation and about 53% of the world's population have no access to corneal transplantation. Generating a complete cornea by tissue engineering is still a tough goal, but an endothelial lamellar graft might be an easier task. In this study, we developed a tissue engineered corneal endothelium by culturing human corneal endothelial cells on a human purified type I collagen membrane...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905865/transient-bone-marrow-edema-syndrome-versus-osteonecrosis-perfusion-patterns-at-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-with-high-temporal-resolution-can-allow-differentiation
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Tobias Geith, Thomas Niethammer, Stefan Milz, Olaf Dietrich, Maximilian Reiser, Andrea Baur-Melnyk
Purpose To prospectively evaluate the perfusion patterns at quantitative dynamic contrast material-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of transient bone marrow edema syndrome (TBMES) and avascular osteonecrosis. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained. Thirty-two patients (21 men, 11 women; mean age, 48 years; 26 hips, 10 knees) underwent conventional MR imaging and a dynamic contrast-enhanced three-dimensional spoiled gradient-echo sequence at 3 T...
December 1, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905154/epitaxially-self-assembled-alkane-layers-for-graphene-electronics
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Young-Jun Yu, Gwan-Hyoung Lee, Ji Il Choi, Yoon Su Shim, Chul-Ho Lee, Seok Ju Kang, Sunwoo Lee, Kwang Taeg Rim, George W Flynn, James Hone, Yong-Hoon Kim, Philip Kim, Colin Nuckolls, Seokhoon Ahn
The epitaxially grown alkane layers on graphene are prepared by a simple drop-casting method and greatly reduce the environmentally driven doping and charge impurities in graphene. Multiscale simulation studies show that this enhancement of charge homogeneity in graphene originates from the lifting of graphene from the SiO2 surface toward the well-ordered and rigid alkane self-assembled layers.
December 1, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904002/diffuse-mesangial-sclerosis-in-a-child-with-dyskeratosis-congenita-leading-to-end-stage-renal-disease
#7
Abidi Kamel, Taha Sayari, Manel Jellouli, Yousra Hammi, Rim Ghoucha Louzir, Tahar Gargah
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a very rare inherited disorder. It is caused by dysfunction of telomere maintenance. It involves RNA telomerase components relevant to various mutations leading to a classic triad of physical findings consisting of nail dystrophy of the hands and feet, mucosal leukoplakia, and reticular pigmentation of the skin, most commonly on the head, neck, and trunk. Bone marrow failure along with pulmonary complications and malignancies are all common causes of premature death in patients with DC as well as other abnormalities...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903424/inhibition-of-key-digestive-enzymes-related-to-hyperlipidemia-and-protection-of-liver-kidney-functions-by-cystoseira-crinita-sulphated-polysaccharide-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Amel Ben Gara, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Rim Chaaben, Nadia Hammami, Majed Kammoun, Francesco Paolo Patti, Abdelfattah El Feki, Lotfi Fki, Hafedh Belghith, Karima Belghith
The objective of this current study was to investigate the possible hyperlipidemic and antioxidative effects of Cystoseira crinita sulfated polysaccharide (CCSP) in rats fed with a high-fat diet, exhibited an inhibitory activity on pancreatic lipase in vitro. In vivo administration of this extract to HFD-rats lowered body weight and potentially inhibited key enzymes of lipid metabolism and absorption as lipase activity in both plasma and small intestine, which led to a notable decrease of blood LDL- cholesterol (LDL-Ch) and triglycerides (TG) levels, and an increase in HDL-cholesterol (HDL-Ch) levels in HFD-rats...
November 27, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903316/genetic-divergence-of-human-pathogens-nanophyetus-spp-trematoda-troglotrematidae-on-the-opposite-sides-of-the-pacific-rim
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A N Voronova, G N Chelomina, V V Besprozvannykh, V V Tkach
Human and animal nanophyetiasis is caused by intestinal flukes belonging to the genus Nanophyetus distributed on both North American and Eurasian coasts of Northern Pacific. In spite of the wide geographical distribution and medical and veterinary importance of these flukes, the intra-generic taxonomy of Nanophyetus spp. remains unresolved. The two most widely distributed nominal species, Nanophyetus salmincola and Nanophyetus schikhobalowi, both parasitizing humans and carnivorous mammals, were described from North America and eastern Eurasia, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902592/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-prediction-of-early-and-late-recurrences-in-breast-cancer
#10
Eun Jung Choi, HyeMi Choi, Sin Ae Choi, Ji Hyun Youk
The aim of the study was to evaluate dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) features for the prediction of early and late recurrences in patients with breast cancer.Of 1030 breast cancer patients who underwent surgery at our hospital from January 2007 to July 2011, 83 recurrent breast cancer patients were enrolled in this study. We compared MRI features (background parenchymal enhancement [BPE], internal enhancement, adjacent vessel sign, whole-breast vascularity, initial enhancement pattern, kinetic curve types, and quantitative kinetic parameters) and clinico-pathologic variables (age, stage, histologic grade, nuclear grade, existence of lymphovascular invasion and extensive intraductal carcinoma component, and immunohistochemical profiles) between patients with early (≤2...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902309/flexivirga-oryzae-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil-of-a-rice-paddy-and-emended-description-of-the-genus-flexivirga-anzai-et-al-2012
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Jong Woo Hyeon, Hye Rim Kim, Hyo Jung Lee, Sang Eun Jeong, Sang Ho Choi, Che Ok Jeon
A Gram-staining-positive, strictly aerobic bacterium, designated R1T, was isolated from a rice paddy in South Korea. Cells were non-motile cocci showing oxidase-negative and catalase-positive activities. Growth of strain R1T was observed at 10-37 °C (optimum, 30 C) and pH 5.0-9.0 (optimum, pH 7.0). Strain R1T contained iso-C16 : 0, summed feature 9 (comprising iso-C17 : 1 ω9c/C16 : 0 10-methyl) , anteiso-C17 : 0, iso-C17 : 0 and anteiso-C17 : 1 ω9c as the major fatty acids and MK-8 (H4) and MK-8 (H6) as the isoprenoid quinones...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902268/roseovarius-confluentis-sp-nov-isolated-from-estuary-sediment
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Xiaomeng Jia, Hye Rim Kim, Baolei Jia, Hye Hee Jeon, Kyunghwa Baek, Sang Ho Choi, Che Ok Jeon
A Gram-staining-negative and strictly aerobic bacterium, designated strain SAG6T, was isolated from estuary sediment in South Korea. Cells of strain SAG6T were found to be oxidase- and catalase-positive rods with gliding motility. Cell growth was observed at 15-40 °C (optimum, 30 °C), at pH 6.5-10.0 (optimum, pH 7.0) and in the presence of 0.5-13.0 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 2.0 %). Ubiquinone-10 was the only detected respiratory quinone and summed feature 8 (comprising C18:1 ω7c/C18:1 ω6c), C16:0, C18:1 ω7c 11-methyl and C12:0 were the major fatty acids identified (>5 % of the total fatty acids)...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902263/terrimonas-rhizosphaerae-sp-nov-isolated-from-ginseng-rhizosphere-soil
#13
Song-Ih Han, Ye-Rim Lee, Ju-Ok Kim, Kyung-Sook Whang
The novel isolate belonging to the genus Terrimonas, designated CR94T, was isolated from rhizosphere soil of ginseng field in Geumsan in Korea. Cells of Strain CR94T were strictly aerobic, Gram staining negative, non-motile, non-filamentous single rods. Growth was observed at 10-37℃ (optimum 28℃) and at pH4.0-10.0 (optimum pH6.0). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain CR94T belonged to the genus Terrimonas, showing the highest sequence similarity to Terrimonas lutea DYT (97...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900839/multicenter-midterm-follow-up-results-using-the-gore-septal-occluder-for-atrial-septal-defect-closure-in-pediatric-patients
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Jochen Grohmann, Christian Wildberg, Peter Zartner, Tariq Abu-Tair, Gleb Tarusinov, Erwin Kitzmüller, Claudia Schmoor, Brigitte Stiller, Christoph Kampmann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of the Gore Septal Occluder (GSO) used for device-closure of significant secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD II) focusing on pediatric patients. BACKGROUND: The GSO is a patch-like double disc device. Due to its design, it is assumed to be safe, even when implanted in ASDs with deficient retro-aortic rims. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective analysis of consecutive children and adolescents with a GSO in situ for at least 12 months according to a 1- to 4-year midterm follow-up...
November 30, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898830/endoplasmic-reticulum-body-related-gene-expression-in-different-root-zones-of-arabidopsis-isolated-by-laser-assisted-microdissection
#15
Maxime Gotté, Magalie Bénard, Marie-Christine Kiefer-Meyer, Rim Jaber, John P Moore, Maïté Vicré-Gibouin, Azeddine Driouich
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) bodies are important organelles for root defense. However, little is known regarding the genetic control of their formation in root tissues. In the present study, (L.) Heynh. roots were dissected using laser-assisted microdissection (LAM) with minimal sample preparation (no fixation or embedding steps) and the expression of genes associated with ER body formation and function was assessed by real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qRT-PCR) in the presence and absence of the defense phytohormone methyl jasmonate (MeJA)...
July 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896803/the-effect-of-craniokinesis-on-the-middle-ear-of-domestic-chickens-gallus-gallus-domesticus
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Raf Claes, Pieter G G Muyshondt, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Jelle Dhaene, Joris J J Dirckx, Peter Aerts
The avian middle ear differs from that of mammalians and contains a tympanic membrane, one ossicle (bony columella and cartilaginous extra-columella), some ligaments and one muscle. The rim of the eardrum (closing the middle ear cavity) is connected to the neurocranium and, by means of a broad ligament, to the otic process of the quadrate. Due to the limited number of components in the avian middle ear, the possibilities of attenuating the conduction of sound seem to be limited to activity of the stapedius muscle...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896411/the-effects-of-intravenous-lidocaine-infusions-on-the-quality-of-recovery-and-chronic-pain-after-robotic-thyroidectomy-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-study
#17
Kwan Woong Choi, Kee-Hyun Nam, Jeong-Rim Lee, Woong Youn Chung, Sang-Wook Kang, Young Eun Joe, Jae Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: The effect of the systemic lidocaine on postoperative recovery has not been definitively investigated despite its analgesic efficacy after surgery. The aim of this randomized, double-blinded, controlled study was to evaluate the effect of intravenously administered lidocaine on the quality of recovery and on acute and chronic postoperative pain after robot-assisted thyroidectomy. METHODS: Ninety patients who were undergoing robotic thyroidectomy were randomly assigned to the lidocaine or the control groups...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896189/simple-correction-of-alar-retraction-by-conchal-cartilage-extension-grafts
#18
Yong Jun Jang, Sung Min Kim, Dae Hyun Lew, Seung Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Alar retraction is a challenging condition in rhinoplasty marked by exaggerated nostril exposure and awkwardness. Although various methods for correcting alar retraction have been introduced, none is without drawbacks. Herein, we report a simple procedure that is both effective and safe for correcting alar retraction using only conchal cartilage grafting. METHODS: Between August 2007 and August 2009, 18 patients underwent conchal cartilage extension grafting to correct alar retraction...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895428/lymphovascular-invasion-in-more-than-one-quarter-of-small-rectal-neuroendocrine-tumors
#19
Mi Jung Kwon, Ho Suk Kang, Jae Seung Soh, Hyun Lim, Jong Hyeok Kim, Choong Kee Park, Hye-Rim Park, Eun Sook Nam
AIM: To identify the frequency, clinicopathological risk factors, and prognostic significance of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) in endoscopically resected small rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS: Between June 2005 and December 2015, 104 cases of endoscopically resected small (≤ 1 cm) rectal NET specimens at Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital in Korea were retrospectively evaluated. We compared the detected rate of LVI in small rectal NET specimens by two methods: hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and ancillary immunohistochemical staining (D2-40 and Elastica van Gieson); in addition, LVI detection rate difference between endoscopic procedures were also evaluated...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894171/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-discoid-meniscus
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Jae-Gyoon Kim, Seung-Woo Han, Dae-Hee Lee
There is a greater incidence of discoid meniscus in Asian countries than in Western countries, and bilateral discoid menisci are also common. The discoid meniscus may be a congenital anomaly, and genetics or family history may play a role in the development of discoid menisci. Because the histology of discoid meniscus is different from that of normal meniscus, it is prone to tearing. Individuals with a discoid meniscus can be asymptomatic or symptomatic. Asymptomatic discoid menisci do not require treatment...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
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