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Peter G Passias, Samantha R Horn, Nicholas J Frangella, Gregory W Poorman, Dennis Vasquez-Montes, Bassel G Diebo, Cole A Bortz, Frank A Segreto, John Y Moon, Peter L Zhou, Shaleen Vira, Akhila Sure, Bryan Beaubrun, Jared C Tishelman, Subaraman Ramchandran, Cyrus M Jalai, Wesley Bronson, Charles Wang, Virginie Lafage, Aaron J Buckland, Thomas J Errico
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have built a foundation for understanding compensation in adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients using full-body stereographic assessments. These mechanisms, in relation to age-adjusted alignment targets, have yet to be fully studied. The aim of this study is to assess lower limb compensatory mechanisms of patients failing to meet age-adjusted alignment goals. METHODS: ASD patients >40 y/o with full body baseline and follow-up radiographs were included...
March 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Cecilia C Cundon, Alejandro Ameal, Elsa Maubecín, Adriana Bentancor
The pangenome of Escherichia coli is composed of a conserved core and variable genomic regions. The constant genetic component allows to determine the phylogeny of the microorganism, while genetic variability promoted the emergence of intestinal pathogenic strains and extraintestinal strains. In this study we characterized 85 extraintestinal pathogenic isolates genetically isolated from canines and felines. We used the Clermont scheme that includes intestinal (A and B1) and extraintestinal (B2 and D) phylogroups, virulence markers (pap1-2, pap3-4, sfa, afa, hlyA, aer and cnf) and hybrid pathogens...
March 15, 2018: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
S Yurchenko, A Sats, V Tatar, T Kaart, H Mootse, I Jõudu
Recent years have had an increased demand for goat milk and its products. The quality of goat milk is determined, in part, by the fatty acid (FA) profile, but there is little information about breed influence on the FA profile of goat milk. The aim of this study was to describe and compare FA profiles of goat milk produced by Saanen and Swedish Landrace breeds. FA profiles were analysed by gas chromatography with a flame ionisation detector using 100 m capillary column coated with ionic liquids of extreme polarity (SLB-IL111)...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Kumari M Rathnayake, Michelle Weech, Kim G Jackson, Julie A Lovegrove
CVD are the leading cause of death in women globally, with ageing associated with progressive endothelial dysfunction and increased CVD risk. Natural menopause is characterised by raised non-fasting TAG concentrations and impairment of vascular function compared with premenopausal women. However, the mechanisms underlying the increased CVD risk after women have transitioned through the menopause are unclear. Dietary fat is an important modifiable risk factor relating to both postprandial lipaemia and vascular reactivity...
March 16, 2018: Nutrition Research Reviews
Kumari M Rathnayake, Michelle Weech, Kim G Jackson, Julie A Lovegrove
Background: Elevated postprandial triacylglycerol concentrations, impaired vascular function, and hypertension are important independent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in women. However, the effects of meal fat composition on postprandial lipemia and vascular function in postmenopausal women are unknown. Objective: This study investigated the impact of sequential meals rich in saturated fatty acids (SFAs), monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), or n-6 (ω-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on postprandial flow-mediated dilatation (FMD; primary outcome measure), vascular function, and associated CVD risk biomarkers (secondary outcomes) in postmenopausal women...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Jinyuan Guo, Tongyue Wang, Jeong Joon Han, Seunggon Jung, Min-Suk Kook, Hong-Ju Park, Hee-Kyun Oh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate corrective outcome and transverse stability after orthognathic surgery via a surgery-first approach (SFA) in mandibular prognathism with and without facial asymmetry using 3-dimensional analysis. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-nine patients who received mandibular setback surgery using SFA were divided into 2 groups according to the menton deviation (4 mm): symmetry group (n = 17) and asymmetry group (n = 12). Using computed tomography images obtained before (T0), immediately after (T1), and 6 months after (T2) surgery, time-dependent changes in variables related to facial asymmetry, including maxillary height, ramal length, frontal and lateral ramal inclination, mandibular body length, and mandibular body height, were evaluated...
February 5, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Agraharam Devendra, M Avinash, Dinesh Chidambaram, Jayaramaraju Dheenadhayalan, S Rajasekaran
PURPOSE: The cerclage passer instrument was introduced for aiding percutaneous reduction in spiral femur fractures, thereby overcoming the risk of devascularization of the fracture ends commonly associated with traditional open cerclage wiring techniques. This may, however, predispose to iatrogenic vascular injuries owing to the proximity of the vessels and several other factors. We report four cases with femoral artery (superficial and deep) injuries caused by the cerclage passer in proximal femur and distal femur shaft fractures and incidence of these injuries in our institution...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Leonardo Trombelli, Anna Simonelli, Luigi Minenna, Giulio Rasperini, Roberto Farina
BACKGROUND: In the attempt to limit the post-surgery increase in buccal gingival recession (bREC), effect of a connective tissue graft (CTG) when combined with a buccal single flap approach (SFA) in the regenerative treatment of intraosseous defects is evaluated. METHODS: Data related to 30 patients with an intraosseous defect treated with a buccal SFA with (SFA+CTG group; n = 15) or without (SFA group; n = 15) placement of a CTG and regenerative treatment were retrospectively derived at three clinical centers...
April 2017: Journal of Periodontology
Shengxin Liu, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Annemieke M W Spijkerman, Ivonne Sluijs
PURPOSE: The association between dietary saturated fatty acids (SFA) intake and type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains unclear. This study aimed at investigating the association between SFA intake and T2D risk based on (1) individual SFA (differing in carbon chain length), (2) food sources of SFA and (3) the substituting macronutrients. METHODS: 37,421 participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Netherlands (EPIC-NL) cohort were included in this study...
March 9, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
Woo Shik Jeong, Jang Yeol Lee, Jong Woo Choi
The surgery-first approach (SFA) is a new paradigm in orthognathic surgery. In our experience over the last 10 years, SFA, particularly for the correction of the class III dentofacial deformity and facial asymmetry, has demonstrated high success rates without any major complications. However, many craniofacial surgeons remain concerned about the skeletal stability of SFA. In the present study, the authors aimed to compare the traditional and SFA with regard to the long-term outcomes of vertical skeletal stability using large-scale data...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Matthew C Bunte, David J Cohen, Michael R Jaff, William A Gray, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Andrew Feiring, Marco Cioppi, Robert Hibbard, Bruce Gray, Yazan Khatib, David Jessup, Roberto Patarca, Jing Du, Hans-Peter Stoll, Joe Massaro, David M Safley
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical and health status outcomes of patients undergoing superficial femoral artery (SFA) revascularization using the Shape Memory Alloy Recoverable Technology (S.M.A.R.T.®) nitinol self-expanding stent through 3 years of follow-up. BACKGROUND: Limited long-term data are available describing the durability of benefits after femoropopliteal revascularization. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, core-lab adjudicated study, 250 subjects with de novo or restenotic femoropopliteal arterial lesions were treated with the S...
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Marcos Vinicius Antunes de Lemos, Elisa Peripolli, Mariana Piatto Berton, Fabiele Loise Braga Feitosa, Bianca Ferreira Olivieri, Nedenia Bonvino Stafuzza, Rafael Lara Tonussi, Sabrina Kluska, Hermenegildo Lucas Justino Chiaia, Lenise Mueller, Adrielli Mathias Ferrinho, Angelica Simone Cravo Prereira, Henrique Nunes de Oliveira, Lucia Galvão de Albuquerque, Fernando Baldi
The aim of this study was to analyze the association between the copy number variation regions (CNVRs) and fatty acid profile phenotypes for saturated (SFA), monosaturated (MUFA), polyunsaturated (PUFA), ω6 and ω3 fatty acids, PUFA/SFA and ω6/ω3 ratios, as well as for their sums, in Nellore cattle (Bos primigenius indicus). A total of 963 males were finished in feedlot and slaughtered with approximately 2 years of age. Animals were genotyped with the BovineHD BeadChip (Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA, USA)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Genetics
Hans I V Lindgren, Peter Qvarfordt, Stefan Bergman, Anders Gottsäter
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is commonly caused by lesions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA), yet invasive treatment is still controversial and longer term patient-reported outcomes are lacking. This prospective randomized trial assessed the 24-month impact of primary stenting with nitinol self-expanding stents compared to best medical treatment (BMT) alone in patients with stable IC due to SFA disease on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: One hundred patients with stable IC due to SFA disease treated with BMT were randomized to either stent (n = 48) or control (n = 52) group...
March 8, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Vanessa Santos Viterbo, Bryan Irvine Mamuad Lopez, Hyun Sung Kang, Hoonseop Kim, Choul Won Song, Kang Seok Seo
Objective: Genome wide association study was conducted to identify and validate candidate genes associated with fatty acid composition of pork. Methods: A total of 480 purebreed Duroc pigs were genotyped using IlluminaPorcine60k bead chips while the association test was implemented following Genome-wide Rapid Association using Mixed Model and Regression-Genomic Control (GRAMMAR-GC) approach. Results: A total of 25, 29, and 16 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were significantly associated with stearic (18:0), oleic (18:1) and saturated fatty acids (SFA), respectively...
March 2, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
E Bandali, Y Wang, Y Lan, M A Rogers, S A Shapses
In vivo studies measuring true fractional calcium (Ca) absorption have shown that dietary fat is a significant predictor of absorption and is influenced by luminal pH levels. However, whether changes in Ca bioaccessibility (CaB) can explain the effects on absorption has not been examined. In the current study, we examined two high fat diets enriched in either monounsaturated fatty acids or saturated fatty acids (SFA), and a low-fat diet (LFD), each with 50 mg Ca, and measured CaB at different intestinal regions during normal acidic or higher (pH = 7) gastrointestinal conditions using an in vitro gastrointestinal model...
March 7, 2018: Food & Function
Hao Yu, John Engberg, Deborah Scharf
BACKGROUND: To determine the relative impact of each of the three state-level tobacco control policies (cigarette taxation, tobacco control spending, and smoke-free air (SFA) laws) on adult smoking rate overall and separately for adult subgroups in the U.S. METHODS: We conducted a difference-in-differences analysis with generalized propensity scores. We merged state-level policies with the individual-level Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 1995-2009...
March 7, 2018: Substance Abuse
Alex M Schrader, Jacob I Monroe, Ryan Sheil, Howard A Dobbs, Timothy J Keller, Yuanxin Li, Sheetal Jain, M Scott Shell, Jacob N Israelachvili, Songi Han
An in-depth knowledge of the interaction of water with amorphous silica is critical to fundamental studies of interfacial hydration water, as well as to industrial processes such as catalysis, nanofabrication, and chromatography. Silica has a tunable surface comprising hydrophilic silanol groups and moderately hydrophobic siloxane groups that can be interchanged through thermal and chemical treatments. Despite extensive studies of silica surfaces, the influence of surface hydrophilicity and chemical topology on the molecular properties of interfacial water is not well understood...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Sadia Qamar Arain, Farah Naz Talpur, Naseem Aslam Channa, Muhammad Shahbaz Ali, Hassan Imran Afridi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) exerts an intense impact on host lipid metabolism. Hence the aim of present study is to determine metabolic derangement that occurred in subjects suffering from hepatitis B patients. METHODS: The fasting blood samples were collected from hepatitis B patients (n = 50) attended in Taluka hospital TandoAdam, Sindh with age and gender matched controls (n = 50). Serum lipid profile and fatty acid (FA) composition were analyzed by micro-lab and gas chromatography...
March 5, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Jaykrishna Singh, Gerd Brunner, Joel D Morrisett, Christie M Ballantyne, Alan B Lumsden, Dipan J Shah, Paolo Decuzzi
Background and Aims: MRI-based hemodynamics have been applied to study the relationship between time-averaged wall shear stresses (TAWSS), oscillatory shear index (OSI) and atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries, carotid artery, and human aorta. However, the role of TAWSS and OSI are poorly understood in lower extremity arteries. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of hemodynamic assessment of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and we hypothesized that there is an association between TAWSS and OSI, respectively, and atherosclerotic burden expressed as the normalized wall index (NWI)...
2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Imaging & Visualization
Hulya Yalcintan, Bulent Ekiz, Mustafa Ozcan
The aim of the study was to compare the certain carcass and meat quality traits and also fatty acid composition of goat kids from indigenous breeds (Gokceada and Hair Goat) and dairy breeds (Saanen and Maltese). A total 40 male kids from Saanen, Gokceada, Maltese and Hair Goat breeds were collected from commercial farms after weaning. Kids were finished for 56 days with grower concentrate and alfalfa hay in the sheepfold until slaughter. Higher mean values were found for Saanen kids in terms of slaughter weight, hot carcass weight and real dressing compared with Maltese, Hair Goat and Gokceada kids under the same intensive conditions...
March 3, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
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