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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317554/chimpanzee-and-human-midfoot-motion-during-bipedal-walking-and-the-evolution-of-the-longitudinal-arch-of-the-foot
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Nicholas B Holowka, Matthew C O'Neill, Nathan E Thompson, Brigitte Demes
The longitudinal arch of the human foot is commonly thought to reduce midfoot joint motion to convert the foot into a rigid lever during push off in bipedal walking. In contrast, African apes have been observed to exhibit midfoot dorsiflexion following heel lift during terrestrial locomotion, presumably due to their possession of highly mobile midfoot joints. This assumed dichotomy between human and African ape midfoot mobility has recently been questioned based on indirect assessments of in vivo midfoot motion, such as plantar pressure and cadaver studies; however, direct quantitative analyses of African ape midfoot kinematics during locomotion remain scarce...
March 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316928/double-aortic-arch-diagnosed-in-a-44-year-old-woman-with-recurring-respiratory-infections
#2
Ana Fenández-Tena, Cristina Martínez-González
Complete vascular rings are originated because of the persistence of the fourth aortic arches, which surround the trachea and esophagus partially or completely, compressing them. The most common type of complete vascular ring is the double aortic arch. Symptoms usually appear in the first months of life, and are provoked by esophageal and tracheal compression. The diagnosis is usually made through the chest X-ray and the esophagogram in patients with dysphagia. We present a case in which the diagnosis of a double aortic arch was made in adulthood, suspected through a spirometry test and a chest X-ray...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299702/optical-and-electrochemical-aptasensors-for-sensitive-detection-of-streptomycin-in-blood-serum-and-milk
#3
Mohammad Ramezani, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi
Detection and quantitation of antibiotic residues in blood serum and foodstuffs are in great demand. We have developed aptasensors for detection of streptomycin using electrochemical and optical methods. In the first method, an electrochemical aptasensor was developed for sensitive and selective detection of streptomycin, based on combination of exonuclease I (Exo I), complementary strand of aptamer (CS), arch shaped structure of aptamer (Apt)-CS conjugate, and gold electrode. The designed electrochemical aptasensor exhibited high selectivity toward streptomycin with a limit of detection (LOD) as low as 11...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281415/use-of-a-biodegradable-oversized-stent-in-a-child-with-tracheomalacia-secondary-to-vascular-external-compression
#4
Giovanni Di Dedda, Cristian Mirabile
We describe the implantation of an absorbable, custom-made stent of polydioxanone to treat tracheomalacia in a 5-month-old patient with extrinsic compression by a double aortic arch. The use of an absorbable, oversized stent treated the tracheal collapse caused by vascular compression, avoided removal procedures, and allowed the infant's growth. The use of an oversized stent prevented stent migration and gave minimal problems of granulation.
January 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275801/-effects-of-double-transparent-pressure-diaphragm-transfer-tray-on-indirect-bonding
#5
Xiao-Hong Huang, Liang Xu, Shan Lin
PURPOSE: To compare the time-consuming and bonding effectiveness of full dental arch and segmented dental arch, when double transparent pressure diaphragm technology was used for indirect bracket bonding. METHODS: Forty-five orthodontic cases were selected, and classified into 3 groups according to different bonding methods and arches. There were 15 cases in each group, a total of 270 brackets and 120 buccal tubes were used. Patients in group A and B received double transparent pressure diaphragm technology to bond brackets indirectly...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271930/plantar-static-pressure-distribution-in-normal-feet-using-cotton-socks-with-different-structures
#6
Zeynab Soltanzadeh, Saeed Shaikhzadeh Najar, Mohammad Haghpanahi, Mohammd Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani
BACKGROUND: The major goal of investigating plantar pressure in patients with pain or those at risk for skin injury is to reduce pressure under prominent metatarsal heads, especially the first and second metatarsals. In research, the insole is used to reduce plantar pressure by increasing the contact area in the midfoot region, which, in turn, induces an uncomfortable feeling near the arch during walking. It is deduced that sock structure can redistribute plantar pressure distribution...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270208/aortic-length-measurements-for-pulse-wave-velocity-calculation-manual-2d-vs-automated-3d-centreline-extraction
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Arna van Engelen, Miguel Silva Vieira, Isma Rafiq, Marina Cecelja, Torben Schneider, Hubrecht de Bliek, C Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, Rene M Botnar, Jordi Alastruey
BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is a biomarker for the intrinsic stiffness of the aortic wall, and has been shown to be predictive for cardiovascular events. It can be assessed using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) from the delay between phase-contrast flow waveforms at two or more locations in the aorta, and the distance on CMR images between those locations. This study aimed to investigate the impact of different distance measurement methods on PWV. We present and evaluate an algorithm for automated centreline tracking in 3D images, and compare PWV calculations using distances derived from 3D images to those obtained from a conventional 2D oblique-sagittal image of the aorta...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248122/-double-homicide-with-a%C3%A2-damning-bite-mark-on-the-offender%C3%A2-s%C3%A2-body-case-report
#8
Markéta Kulvajtová, Jiří Hladík, Lucie Zemančíková
The authors deal with a case of a double homicide, the parental murder made by their older son, which was committed by a combination of stabbing and cutting wounds. The perpetra-tor tried to hide the bodies, so he doused them with gasoline and set fire to them on a lonely forest road. Then he ran over the remains by his car. The cause of death was in both cases open wound of the neck - autopsy findings of the woman´s body testified for a blood aspi-ration, on the man´s body it was not clear for a partial charring, so the possibilities were blood aspiration, air embolism or external bleeding with haemorrhagic shock...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241354/effect-of-fibrinogen-concentrate-on-intraoperative-blood-loss-among-patients-with-intraoperative-bleeding-during-high-risk-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Süleyman Bilecen, Joris A H de Groot, Cor J Kalkman, Alexander J Spanjersberg, George J Brandon Bravo Bruinsma, Karel G M Moons, Arno P Nierich
Importance: Fibrinogen concentrate might partly restore coagulation defects and reduce intraoperative bleeding. Objective: To determine whether fibrinogen concentrate infusion dosed to achieve a plasma fibrinogen level of 2.5 g/L in high-risk cardiac surgery patients with intraoperative bleeding reduces intraoperative blood loss. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial conducted in Isala Zwolle, the Netherlands (February 2011-January 2015), involving patients undergoing elective, high-risk cardiac surgery (ie, combined coronary artery bypass graft [CABG] surgery and valve repair or replacement surgery, the replacement of multiple valves, aortic root reconstruction, or reconstruction of the ascending aorta or aortic arch) with intraoperative bleeding (blood volume between 60 and 250 mL suctioned from the thoracic cavity in a period of 5 minutes) were randomized to receive either fibrinogen concentrate or placebo...
February 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203502/effect-of-relaxing-incisions-on-the-maxillary-growth-after-primary-unilateral-cleft-palate-repair-in-mild-and-moderate-cases-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Percy Rossell-Perry, Omar Cotrina-Rabanal, Olga Figallo-Hudtwalcker, Alicia Gonzalez-Vereau
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between the use of relaxing incisions and maxillary growth disturbance after primary palatoplasty in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial study with ethical committee approval between 2 groups of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate who were operated on using the two-flap and one-flap techniques from 2008 to 2011...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159377/double-aortic-arch-with-previously-undescribed-head-and-neck-vessel-branching
#11
Sassan Hashemi, W James Parks, Denver Sallee, Timothy Slesnick
Vascular ring in the form of a double aortic arch is a rare anomaly that can cause airway compression. It occasionally occurs with unusual head and neck vessel branching. A 5-year-old boy with chronic respiratory symptoms was referred because of a tracheal indentation on his chest x-ray. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a double aortic arch with arch origins of a common carotid, vertebral, and subclavian on the right and internal and external carotids, vertebral, and subclavian arteries on the left. Our case represents, to our knowledge, the first report of a double aortic arch with 7 separate vessels arising from the transverse arches...
December 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139484/prevalence-of-dental-anomalies-in-deciduous-dentition-and-its-association-with-succedaneous-dentition-a-cross-sectional-study-of-4180-south-indian-children
#12
G Shilpa, Niraj Gokhale, Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni, Sivakumar Nuvvula
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of dental anomalies in primary dentition of Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 4180 children in the age of 2-6 years. Anomalies were classified based on Kreiborg criteria. The term "double tooth" was used to avoid misinterpretation between gemination. and fusion. Patients having radiographs were also examined for associated dental anomalies in permanent dentition...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139013/aortopulmonary-window-morphology-diagnosis-and-long-term-results
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Sachin Talwar, Palkesh Agarwal, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Anita Saxena, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVE: Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital heart defect. We reviewed our experience with this condition over the last two decades. METHODS: Between September 1993 and December 2013, 62 patients underwent surgery for APW. Depending on the associated lesions, they were divided into two groups: Simple (Group 1) or complex (Group 2). In the complex group, six patients had a ventricular septal defect, five patients had interrupted aortic arch, three patients had tetralogy of Fallot, two patients had double outlet right ventricle, and one patient had the right pulmonary artery arising from the ascending aorta...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124188/clinical-outcome-and-safety-study-of-a-newly-developed-instrumented-french-door-cervical-laminoplasty-technique
#14
Luigi Aurelio Nasto, Samiul Muquit, Ana Belen Perez-Romera, Hossein Mehdian
BACKGROUND: Standard laminectomy for treatment of cervical myelopathy is associated with secondary instability and kyphosis, while laminectomy combined with fusion puts adjacent segments at risk of degeneration. Single- and double-door laminoplasty techniques have been developed to overcome these limitations. More recently, complications related to bone graft dislodgment have fostered development of hardware-augmented laminoplasty techniques. The aim of this study is to review the clinical safety and effectiveness of a newly developed technique of instrumented French-door laminoplasty for treatment of cervical myelopathy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122051/low-cytochrome-oxidase-1-links-mitochondrial-dysfunction-to-atherosclerosis-in-mice-and-pigs
#15
Paul Holvoet, Maarten Vanhaverbeke, Benjamine Geeraert, Dieuwke De Keyzer, Maarten Hulsmans, Stefan Janssens
BACKGROUND: Cytochrome oxidase IV complex regulates energy production in mitochondria. Therefore, we determined the relation of COX genes with atherosclerosis in mice and pigs. METHODS AND RESULTS: First, we compared atherosclerosis in the aortic arch of age-matched (24 weeks) C57BL/6J control (n = 10), LDL-receptor deficient (n = 8), leptin-deficient ob/ob (n = 10), and double knock-out (lacking LDL-receptor and leptin) mice (n = 12). Low aortic mitochondria-encoded cytochrome oxidase 1 in obese diabetic double knock-out mice was associated with a larger plaque area and higher propensity of M1 macrophages and oxidized LDL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116259/unusual-medial-end-clavicle-fracture-combined-with-double-disruption-of-the-superior-shoulder-suspensory-complex-sssc-a-case-report-in-triathlon-athlete
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Poggetti A, Novi M, Rosati M, Battistini P, Parchi P, Lisanti M
INTRODUCTION: Most published floating clavicle report a dislocation or fracture of one or both ends of the clavicle. CASE PRESENTATION: We reported a new framework of this injury in a young triathlon athlete; medial-end displaced fracture with co-existent double disruption of the superior shoulder suspensory complex (SSSC) with the anterior shoulder arch wholly disconnected from the nearby structure. CONCLUSION: The management of these complex fractures remains an open debate...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100981/isolated-left-subclavian-artery-complete-atrioventricular-block-and-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-neonate
#17
Kanupriya Chaturvedi, Deepa Prasad, Ravi Ashwath, James P Strainic, Christopher S Snyder
Isolated left subclavian artery is one of the rarer aortic arch anomalies. It has been associated with other congenital heart diseases, typically tetralogy of Fallot, double-outlet right ventricle, and atrial and ventricular septal defects. Its significant clinical implications include a left-to-right shunt from the vertebrobasilar system, which causes pulmonary overcirculation and subclavian steal. We present an unusual case of a premature infant who was diagnosed prenatally with congenital complete atrioventricular block and tricuspid atresia and was found to have an isolated left subclavian artery postnatally...
December 2016: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091779/early-and-late-outcomes-after-surgical-management-of-congenital-vascular-rings
#18
Katrien François, Joseph Panzer, Katya De Groote, Kristof Vandekerckhove, Daniel De Wolf, Hans De Wilde, Fabienne Marchau, Wim De Caluwe, Abraham Benatar, Thierry Bové
Persistent respiratory or feeding problems in children may be associated with a congenital vascular ring. Surgical management is fairly standardized, but long-term outcomes are not well described. This study aims to investigate clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and risk factors for early mortality and late outcome. Our database revealed 62 surgically treated vascular ring patients between 1993 and 2014. Double aortic arch was the most common diagnosis (53%). Median age at operation was 1 year. Symptoms were mainly respiratory (89%) and feeding problems (32%)...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062416/blood-flow-patterns-underlie-developmental-heart-defects
#19
Madeline Midgett, Kent Thornburg, Sandra Rugonyi
Although cardiac malformations at birth are typically associated with genetic anomalies, blood flow dynamics also play a crucial role in heart formation. However, the relationship between blood flow patterns in the early embryo and later cardiovascular malformation has not been determined. We used the chicken embryo model to quantify the extent to which anomalous blood flow patterns predict cardiac defects that resemble those in humans and found that restricting either the inflow to the heart or the outflow led to reproducible abnormalities with a dose-response type relationship between blood flow stimuli and the expression of cardiac phenotypes...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052532/persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-accompanying-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center
#20
Mehmet Emre Ari, Vehbi Doğan, Senem Özgür, Özben Ceylan, İlker Ertuğrul, Şeyma Kayalı, Tamer Yoldaş, Utku Arman Örün, Özkan Kaya, Selmin Karademir
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on determining concomitant persistent left superior vena cava (SVC) in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, a total of 2.663 patients with CHD, 88 (3.3%) of whom were diagnosed with persistent left SVC, were evaluated retrospectively. The demographic characteristics of patients, clinical and radiographic findings, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, and angiography results obtained from the patients' records were reviewed...
March 2017: Echocardiography
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