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G Dave Singh, Mark Kraver, Oleg Chernyshev
Background A sleep study of a 56-year old male with excessive daytime sleepiness demonstrated an AHI of 16.4hr -1 with 13% of total sleep time in REM sleep and a mean oxygen desaturation (SpO 2 ) of 86%. Clinical presentation On intra-oral examination, it was found that the patient had maxillary hypoplasia and bilateral torus mandibularis. A 3D cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan was taken, and 28 craniofacial parameters were measured. Surgical reduction of the mandibular tori followed by biomimetic oral appliance therapy (BOAT) was initiated...
February 15, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Ramanathan Varadharajan, Frans A M Leermakers
Bending rigidities of tensionless balanced liquid-liquid interfaces as occurring in microemulsions are predicted using self-consistent field theory for molecularly inhomogeneous systems. Considering geometries with scale invariant curvature energies gives unambiguous bending rigidities for systems with fixed chemical potentials: the minimal surface Im3m cubic phase is used to find the Gaussian bending rigidity κ[over ¯], and a torus with Willmore energy W=2π^{2} allows for direct evaluation of the mean bending modulus κ...
January 12, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Pin Chieh Wu, Chun Yen Liao, Vassili Savinov, Tsung Lin Chung, Wei Ting Chen, Yao-Wei Huang, Pei Ru Wu, Yi-Hao Chen, Ai-Qun Liu, Nikolay I Zheludev, Din Ping Tsai
The toroidal dipole is a localized electromagnetic excitation independent from the familiar magnetic and electric dipoles. It corresponds to currents flowing along minor loops of a torus. Interference of radiating induced toroidal and electric dipoles leads to anapole, a non-radiating charge-current configuration. Interactions of induced toroidal dipoles with electromagnetic waves have recently been observed in artificial media at microwave, terahertz and optical frequencies. Here, we demonstrate a quasi-planar plasmonic metamaterial - a combination of dumbbell aperture and vertical split-ring resonator - that exhibits transverse toroidal moment and resonant anapole behavior in the optical part of the spectrum upon excitation with a normally incident electromagnetic wave...
January 27, 2018: ACS Nano
Hidetsugu Sakaguchi, Hiroomi Chono
The Rayleigh-Taylor instability is a gravitational instability in two fluids where the heavier fluid is set over the lighter fluid. The instability occurs both in classical fluids and quantum fluids. We numerically study the Rayleigh-Taylor instability using coupled Gross-Pitaevskii equations for two-component Bose-Einstein condensates. We carry out numerical simulations that the heavier component is set in a torus initially which is surrounded by the lighter component. When the torus falls, the Rayleigh-Taylor instability develops and a sagging pattern appears...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
Armen Poghosyan, Nickolay Izmailian, Ralph Kenna
The Ising model in two dimensions with special toroidal boundary conditions is analyzed. These boundary conditions, which we call duality-twisted boundary conditions, may be interpreted as inserting a specific defect line ("seam") in the system, along noncontractible circles of the cylinder, before closing it into a torus. We derive exact expressions for the eigenvalues of a transfer matrix for the critical ferromagnetic Ising model on the M×N square lattice wrapped on the torus with a specific defect line...
December 2017: Physical Review. E
Fabian Maucher, Paul Sutcliffe
In this paper, we present extensive numerical simulations of an excitable medium to study the long-term dynamics of knotted vortex strings for all torus knots up to crossing number 11. We demonstrate that FitzHugh-Nagumo evolution preserves the knot topology for all the examples presented, thereby providing a field theory approach to the study of knots. Furthermore, the evolution yields a well-defined minimal length for each knot that is comparable to the ropelength of ideal knots. We highlight the role of the medium boundary in stabilizing the length of the knot and discuss the implications beyond torus knots...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
Peter Grassberger
We present high statistics simulation data for the average time 〈T_{cover}(L)〉 that a random walk needs to cover completely a two-dimensional torus of size L×L. They confirm the mathematical prediction that 〈T_{cover}(L)〉∼(LlnL)^{2} for large L, but the prefactor seems to deviate significantly from the supposedly exact result 4/π derived by Dembo et al. [Ann. Math. 160, 433 (2004)ANMAAH0003-486X10.4007/annals.2004.160.433], if the most straightforward extrapolation is used. On the other hand, we find that this scaling does hold for the time T_{N(t)=1}(L) at which the average number of yet unvisited sites is 1, as also predicted previously...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
Lev Ryashko, Evdokia Slepukhina
We study the phenomenon of noise-induced torus bursting on the base of the three-dimensional Hindmarsh-Rose neuron model forced by additive noise. We show that in the parametric zone close to the Neimark-Sacker bifurcation, where the deterministic system exhibits rapid tonic spiking oscillations, random disturbances can turn tonic spiking into bursting, which is characterized by the formation of a peculiar dynamical structure resembling that of a torus. This phenomenon is confirmed by the changes in dispersion of random trajectories as well as the power spectral density and interspike intervals statistics...
September 2017: Physical Review. E
Hong-Hao Tu
We show that rational conformal field theories in 1+1 dimensions on a Klein bottle, with a length L and width β, satisfying L≫β, have a universal entropy. This universal entropy depends on the quantum dimensions of the primary fields and can be accurately extracted by taking a proper ratio between the Klein bottle and torus partition functions, enabling the characterization of conformal critical theories. The result is checked against exact calculations in quantum spin-1/2 XY and Ising chains.
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Chan-Woo Jeong, Kyung-Ho Kim, Hyo-Won Jang, Hye-Sun Kim, Jong-Ki Huh
Objective The relationship between bite force and torus palatinus or mandibularis remains to be explained. The major aim of this study was to determine the correlation between bite force and oral tori. Methods The bite force of 345 patients was measured with a bite force recorder; impressions of the shape and size of the oral tori were taken on plaster models prior to orthodontic treatments. Subsequently, the relationship between oral tori and bite force was analyzed. Results The size, shape, and incidence of torus palatinus was not significantly correlated with bite force...
January 12, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Dainis Krievins, Janis Savlovskis, Natalija Ezite, Andrew Hill, Kaspars Kisis, Marcis Gedins, Edgars Zellans, Andrew Holden
BACKGROUND: Long segment occlusive disease in the superficial femoral artery remains a treatment challenge despite advances in open surgical and endovascular approaches. We report initial clinical results of an entirely new procedure to perform femoropopliteal bypass using the DETOUR System to create a stentgraft bypass which originates in the SFA, travels through the femoral vein, and ends in the popliteal artery, bypassing the diseased segment. METHODS: Review the initial results of the first five patients at a single site enrolled in IRB-approved, prospective clinical study using the DETOUR System...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
M N Baig, C Egan
Introduction Paediatric patient bone fractures are the source of a large number of orthopaedic outpatient visits, especially for fracture clinics. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline NG38 provides guidance on assessing and managing non-complex fractures, such as buckle (i.e., torus) fractures in paediatric patients. Objective We retrospectively audited outpatient records of children younger than 12 years presenting with distal radius buckle fractures for May and June 2017...
November 8, 2017: Curēus
Oleksandr Burylko, Yakov Kazanovich, Roman Borisyuk
We consider a system of generalized phase oscillators with a central element and radial connections. In contrast to conventional phase oscillators of the Kuramoto type, the dynamic variables in our system include not only the phase of each oscillator but also the natural frequency of the central oscillator, and the connection strengths from the peripheral oscillators to the central oscillator. With appropriate parameter values the system demonstrates winner-take-all behavior in terms of the competition between peripheral oscillators for the synchronization with the central oscillator...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Koji Morita, Takahiro Mori, Mariko Maruyama, Aya Hiraoka, Chiaki Higa, Azusa Kuroki, Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Kazuhiro Tsuga
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to evaluate the association between buccal mucosa ridging and oral or occlusal statuses among older people. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined 262 independent older people (mean age, 74.2 ± 5.9 years) who participated in the Kyoto Elderly Physical Fitness Measurement Research Project. The predictor variables were oral statuses (number of present teeth and torus palatinus, torus mandibularis, temporomandibular joint noise, clenching, or grinding) and oral functions (occlusal pressure, cheek pressure, oral diadochokinesis, and tongue pressure)...
January 9, 2018: Oral Diseases
Adriano Losso, Tommaso Anfodillo, Andrea Ganthaler, Werner Kofler, Yvonne Markl, Andrea Nardini, Walter Oberhuber, Gerhard Purin, Stefan Mayr
In alpine regions, tree hydraulics are limited by low temperatures that restrict xylem growth and induce winter frost drought and freezing stress. While several studies have dealt with functional limitations, data on elevational changes in functionally relevant xylem anatomical parameters are still scarce. In wood cores of Pinus cembra L. and Picea abies (L.) Karst. trunks, harvested along five elevational transects, xylem anatomical parameters (tracheid hydraulic diameter dh, wall reinforcement (t/b)2), pit dimensions (pit aperture Da, pit membrane Dm and torus Dt diameters) and respective functional indices (torus overlap O, margo flexibility) were measured...
January 4, 2018: Tree Physiology
Florian Sittel, Thomas Filk, Gerhard Stock
A dimensionality reduction method for high-dimensional circular data is developed, which is based on a principal component analysis (PCA) of data points on a torus. Adopting a geometrical view of PCA, various distance measures on a torus are introduced and the associated problem of projecting data onto the principal subspaces is discussed. The main idea is that the (periodicity-induced) projection error can be minimized by transforming the data such that the maximal gap of the sampling is shifted to the periodic boundary...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
Christiane Lechner, Max Koch, Werner Lauterborn, Robert Mettin
The acoustic waves being generated during the motion of a bubble in water near a solid boundary are calculated numerically. The open source package OpenFOAM is used for solving the Navier-Stokes equation and extended to include nonlinear acoustic wave effects via the Tait equation for water. A bubble model with a small amount of gas is chosen, the gas obeying an adiabatic law. A bubble starting from a small size with high internal pressure near a flat, solid boundary is studied. The sequence of events from bubble growth via axial microjet formation, jet impact, annular nanojet formation, torus-bubble collapse, and bubble rebound to second collapse is described...
December 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Daniel M Siegel, Brian D Metzger
The merger of binary neutron stars, or of a neutron star and a stellar-mass black hole, can result in the formation of a massive rotating torus around a spinning black hole. In addition to providing collimating media for γ-ray burst jets, unbound outflows from these disks are an important source of mass ejection and rapid neutron capture (r-process) nucleosynthesis. We present the first three-dimensional general-relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) simulations of neutrino-cooled accretion disks in neutron star mergers, including a realistic equation of state valid at low densities and temperatures, self-consistent evolution of the electron fraction, and neutrino cooling through an approximate leakage scheme...
December 8, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Glaucia Del-Rio, Marco Antonio Rêgo, Luís Fábio Silveira, Akira Itoh
During the past 100 years in densely populated south-eastern Brazil, wetlands have been severely transformed due to urbanization, agriculture and mining. The recently discovered São Paulo Marsh Antwren (Formicivora paludicola) is endemic to these wetlands, and is listed as "Critically Endangered" by the IUCN. The species is only found in an area of 1.42 km2, it has a sparse and fragmented distribution, low dispersal capacity, and has probably lost around 300 km2 of habitat in the past 100 years. Furthermore, very little is known about F...
2017: PloS One
Marina Brimioulle, Philippe Frederick Bowles, Andrew Pelser
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December 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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