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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239334/micropet-outperforms-beta-microprobes-in-determining-neuroreceptor-availability-under-pharmacological-restriction-for-cold-mass-occupancy
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Dorien Glorie, Stijn Servaes, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Tine Wyckhuys, Leonie Wyffels, Olivier Vanderveken, Sigrid Stroobants, Steven Staelens
Both non-invasive micro-positron emission tomography (μPET) and in situ beta-microprobes have the ability to determine radiotracer kinetics and neuroreceptor availability in vivo. Beta-microprobes were proposed as a cost-effective alternative to μPET, but literature revealed conflicting results most likely due to methodological differences and inflicted tissue damage. The current study has three main objectives: (i) evaluate the theoretical advantages of beta-microprobes; (ii) perform μPET imaging to assess the impact of (beta-micro)probe implantation on relative tracer delivery (R1) and receptor occupancy (non-displaceable binding potential, BPND) in the rat brain; and (iii) investigate whether beta-microprobe recordings produce robust results when a pharmacological restriction for cold mass dose (tracer dose condition) is imposed...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238160/insertion-forces-and-intracochlear-trauma-in-temporal-bone-specimens-implanted-with-a-straight-atraumatic-electrode-array
#2
Marjan Mirsalehi, Thomas S Rau, Lenka Harbach, Silke Hügl, Saleh Mohebbi, Thomas Lenarz, Omid Majdani
The aim of the study was to evaluate insertion forces during manual insertion of a straight atraumatic electrode in human temporal bones, and post-implantation histologic evaluation of the samples to determine whether violation of intracochlear structures is related to insertion forces. In order to minimize intracochlear trauma and preserve residual hearing during cochlear implantation, knowledge of the insertion forces is necessary. Ten fresh frozen human temporal bones were prepared with canal wall down mastoidectomy...
February 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238006/the-development-of-a-novel-bone-filler-titanium-wire-ball
#3
Ichiro Tsukamoto, Masao Akagi
In designing bone fillers, hardness has heretofore not been a major concern. Fillers are typically very hard and thus often accelerate the collapse of the adjacent bones. We developed a novel, relatively soft bone filler, whose hardness is similar to the human cancellous bone. The structure is simple: a 0.14-mm-diameter pure titanium wire was rolled and folded with both ends buried in the central portion, resulting in a ball of 4-mm diameter with 83% internal void ratio, having 300-500 μm internal gaps. The balls are chemically washed in an acidic solution at the end of the manufacturing process...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237155/graft-free-ahmed-valve-implantation-through-a-6-mm-scleral-tunnel
#4
Gdih Gdih, Kailun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost savings of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) tube implantation through a 6-mm scleral tunnel (graft-free technique). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The 95% confidence interval for fractional survival at any particular time was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Failure was defined as (i) intraocular pressure (IOP) <6 mm Hg or >21 mm Hg or <20% IOP reduction on 2 consecutive visits after 12 months; (ii) additional surgical intervention to control IOP; or (iii) no light perception...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230596/the-efficacy-of-immediate-implant-placement-in-extraction-sockets-for-alveolar-bone-preservation-a-clinical-evaluation-using-three-dimensional-cone-beam-computerized-tomography-and-resonance-frequency-analysis-value
#5
Ali Al Qabbani, Noor Hayati A Razak, Sausan Al Kawas, Suzina Sheikh Abdul Hamid, Saad Wahbi, A R Samsudin
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of immediate implant placement with alveolar bone augmentation on socket preservation following atraumatic tooth extraction and comparing it with a tooth alveolar socket that was allowed to heal in a conventional way.Twenty medically fit patients (8 males and 12 females aged between 18 and 40 years) who needed noncomplicated tooth extraction of mandibular premolar teeth were divided randomly and equally into 2 groups. In Group I, the empty extraction socket was left untreated and allowed to heal in a conventional way...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228786/hydroxyapatite-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-our-experience-with-a-plasma-spray-porous-titanium-alloy-hydroxyapatite-double-coated-cementless-stem
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Iacopo Castellini, Lorenzo Andreani, Paolo Domenico Parchi, Enrico Bonicoli, Nicola Piolanti, Francesca Risoli, Michele Lisanti
PURPOSE: Total hip arthroplasty could fail due to many factors and one of the most common is the aseptic loosening. In order to achieve an effective osseointegration and reduce risk of lossening, the use of cemented implant, contact porous bearing surface and organic coating were developed. Aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and radiological mid-term outcomes of a porous titanium alloy/hydroxyapatite double coating manufactured cementless femoral stem applied with "plasma spray" technique and to demonstrate the possibility to use this stem in different types of femoral canals...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227587/optimal-frequency-for-powering-millimeter-sized-biomedical-implants-inside-an-inductively-powered-homecage
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Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri, Mehdi Kiani, Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri, Mehdi Kiani, Hesam Sadeghi Gougheri, Mehdi Kiani
This paper presents the optimal design and operation frequency (f) of an inductively-powered homecage for powering biomedical devices with millimeter (mm) dimensions, implanted inside the body of freely-behaving small animal subjects, for longitudinal behavioral neuroscience and electrophysiology experiments. In order to improve the power transmission efficiency (PTE) for powering mm-sized implants, the geometry of the multi-coil inductive links in the form of 3- and 4-coil links as well as fp need to be co-optimized...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226903/a-32-channel-wireless-system-for-recording-gastric-electrical-activity
#8
Christopher S Springston, Rui Bao, Aydin Farajidavar, Christopher S Springston, Rui Bao, Aydin Farajidavar, Christopher S Springston, Aydin Farajidavar, Rui Bao
This paper presents a wireless system designed to collect, store and transmit gastric electrical activity, known as slow waves. The system is composed of a miniaturized front-end module that can record from up to 32 locations of the stomach, and a back-end module. The front-end could either store the recorded slow waves into a flash memory, or wirelessly transmit them to the back-end connected to a computer featuring a custom-made graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI displays signals in real time, and stores them for off-line analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226894/optimal-resonance-configuration-for-ultrasonic-wireless-power-transmission-to-millimeter-sized-biomedical-implants
#9
Miao Meng, Mehdi Kiani, Miao Meng, Mehdi Kiani, Miao Meng, Mehdi Kiani
In order to achieve efficient wireless power transmission (WPT) to biomedical implants with millimeter (mm) dimensions, ultrasonic WPT links have recently been proposed. Operating both transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) ultrasonic transducers at their resonance frequency (fr) is key in improving power transmission efficiency (PTE). In this paper, different resonance configurations for Tx and Rx transducers, including series and parallel resonance, have been studied to help the designers of ultrasonic WPT links to choose the optimal resonance configuration for Tx and Rx that maximizes PTE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222128/what-do-sales-data-tell-us-about-implant-survival
#10
Rudolf Seemann, Alexander Jirku, Florian Wagner, Arno Wutzl
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of implant diameter, length and shape on a surrogate parameter of implant survival; i.e. the implant return rate in a big data analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted and the factors influencing the success rates of 69,377 sold implants over a seven-year period were evaluated. The osseointegration program of a reseller provides reliable data of a single country. Implant loss rates were investigated using logistic regression models and regressed by implant type, diameter, and length...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217224/mortality-and-predictors-of-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-japanese-patients-with-multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-ii-criteria
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Yoshimori An, Kenji Ando, Yoshimitsu Soga, Akihiro Nomura, Michio Nagashima, Kentaro Hayashi, Yu Makihara, Masato Fukunaga, Ken-Ichi Hiroshima, Masakiyo Nobuyoshi, Masahiko Goya
BACKGROUND: Data regarding long-term mortality and factors influencing appropriate therapies in Japanese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), who satisfy the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT II) criteria for primary prevention, remain scarce. METHODS: A total of 118 consecutive patients who underwent ICD implantation without any prior ventricular arrhythmic event, from January 2000 to December 2012, were enrolled based on the MADIT II criteria: left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of ≤30% with ischemic heart disease and at least 4 weeks after a myocardial infarction...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212313/chemoprevention-of-rat-mammary-carcinogenesis-by-apiaceae-spices
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Farrukh Aqil, Jeyaprakash Jeyabalan, Radha Munagala, Srivani Ravoori, Manicka V Vadhanam, David J Schultz, Ramesh C Gupta
Scientific evidence suggests that many herbs and spices have medicinal properties that alleviate symptoms or prevent disease. In this study, we examined the chemopreventive effects of the Apiaceae spices, anise, caraway, and celery seeds against 17β-estrogen (E2)-mediated mammary tumorigenesis in an ACI (August-Copenhagen Irish) rat model. Female ACI rats were given either control diet (AIN 93M) or diet supplemented with 7.5% (w/w) of anise, caraway, or celery seed powder. Two weeks later, one half of the animals in each group received subcutaneous silastic implants of E2...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208057/vertical-alveolar-distraction-osteogenesis-of-the-atrophic-posterior-mandible-before-dental-implant-insertion
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Adi Rachmiel, Dekel Shilo, Dror Aizenbud, Omri Emodi
PURPOSE: Augmentation of deficient mandibular posterior alveolar ridges poses a great challenge because of extensive bone deficiency and the presence of the inferior alveolar nerve. This study sets its focus on vertical alveolar distraction osteogenesis (ADO) at the posterior mandible before dental implant placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 21 sites in 18 patients with severe mandibular posterior alveolar ridge deficiency. A trapezoidal osteotomy was performed, and an extraosseous alveolar distraction device was fixed and activated after a 4-day latency period at a rate of 0...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199995/phakic-intraocular-lens-implantation-refractive-outcome-and-safety-in-patients-with-anterior-chamber-depth-between-2-8-and-3-0-versus-%C3%A2-3-0-mm
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Marta G Guerra, Andreia M M Silva, Sara H M Marques, Sofia H Melo, João A Póvoa, Conceição Lobo, Joaquim Neto Murta
PURPOSE: To compare endothelial cell (EC) variation after anterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (AC-pIOL) implantation in highly myopic patients with a preoperative anterior chamber depth (ACD) between 2.8 and 3.0 versus ≥3.0 mm. METHODS: A total of 280 eyes submitted to primary AC-pIOL implantation were analyzed. Pre- and postoperative values for uncorrected distance visual acuity, corrected distance visual acuity, spherical equivalent, ACD (endothelial surface), and EC count were collected...
February 16, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198543/deformation-of-the-zurich-cementless-acetabular-cup-caused-by-implantation-in-a-canine-cadaver-model
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Geoffrey D Panjeton, Stanley E Kim, Kelvin Chang, Lindsey S Palm, Peter G Ifju
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the change in geometry of the Zurich total hip arthroplasty (THA) acetabular component after implantation. ANIMALS: Hemipelves from adult mix-breed dogs weighing between 20 and 25 kg. METHODS: Digital image correlation imaging was performed prior to, immediately after, and 24 hours after impaction of Zurich THA acetabular component, and after removal of the cup from the specimen. Patterns of deformation were qualitatively described, and maximal deformations were compared between time points...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197822/enhanced-repair-of-segmental-bone-defects-in-rabbit-radius-by-porous-tantalum-scaffolds-modified-with-the-rgd-peptide
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Hui Wang, Qijia Li, Qian Wang, Hui Zhang, Wei Shi, Hongquan Gan, Huiping Song, Zhiqiang Wang
Fast and stable repair of segmental bone defects remains a challenge for clinical orthopedic surgery. In recent years, porous tantalum has been widely applied in clinical orthopedics for low modulus of elasticity, with three-dimensional microstructures similar to cancellous bone and excellent biocompatibility. To further improve bone the repairing ability of porous tantalum, the cyclo(-RGDfK-) peptide was coated on the surface of porous tantalum scaffolds. A model of 15 mm segmental defect was made at the midshaft of right radius in New Zealand White rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196474/biodegradable-magnesium-herbert-screw-image-quality-and-artifacts-with-radiography-ct-and-mri
#17
Lena Sonnow, Sören Könneker, Peter M Vogt, Frank Wacker, Christian von Falck
BACKGROUND: Magnesium alloys have recently been rediscovered as biodegradable implants in musculoskeletal surgery. This study is an ex-vivo trial to evaluate the imaging characteristics of magnesium implants in different imaging modalities as compared to conventional metallic implants. METHODS: A CE-approved magnesium Herbert screw (MAGNEZIX®) and a titanium screw of the same dimensions (3.2x20 mm) were imaged using different modalities: digital radiography (DX), multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), high resolution flat panel CT (FPCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196278/carbon-fiber-vs-metal-framework-in-full-arch-immediate-loading-rehabilitations-of-the-maxilla-a-cohort-clinical-study
#18
Francesco Pera, Paolo Pesce, Francesco Solimano, Tiziano Tealdo, Paolo Pera, Maria Menini
BACKGROUND: Frameworks made of carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRC) seem to be a viable alternative to traditional metal frameworks in implant prosthodontics. CFRC provide stiffness, rigidity and optimal biocompatibility. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present prospective study was to compare carbon fiber frameworks versus metal frameworks used to rigidly splint implants in full-arch immediate loading rehabilitations. METHODS: 42 patients (test group) were rehabilitated with full-arch immediate loading rehabilitations of the upper jaw (total: 170 implants) following the Columbus Bridge Protocol with 4 to 6 implants with distal tilted implants...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196155/subperiosteal-minimally-invasive-aesthetic-ridge-augmentation-technique-smart-a-new-standard-for-bone-reconstruction-of-the-jaws
#19
Ernesto A Lee
Traditional guided bone regeneration techniques include flap mobilization and placement of a bone graft, often with the use of space-maintaining devices and cell-occlusive membranes. This approach is associated with frequent complications that negatively affect the outcome of the augmentation and the peri-implant soft tissue esthetics. Although current tunneling techniques have focused on periodontal soft tissue applications, earlier publications described their use for horizontal augmentation of mandibular posterior edentulous ridges in full-denture patients...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192590/tomographic-findings-after-implantation-of-ferrara-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-in-keratoconus
#20
João Marcelo Lyra, Daniela Lyra, Guilherme Ribeiro, Leonardo Torquetti, Paulo Ferrara, Aydano Machado
PURPOSE: To analyze and compare changes to the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces after Ferrara intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) (AJL, Boecillo, Spain) implantation and to correlate those changes with visual outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective case series study comprised consecutive patients with keratoconus implanted with the Ferrara ICRS. Computed tomography scans of the two corneal surfaces were obtained preoperatively and postoperatively with a rotating Scheimpflug imaging system...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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