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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101413/significant-and-sustaining-elevation-of-blood-oxygen-induced-by-chinese-cupping-therapy-as-assessed-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Ting Li, Yaoxian Li, Yu Lin, Kai Li
Cupping therapy has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to relieve muscle pain/tendency/fatigue and to cure or reduce symbols of other diseases. However, its therapeutic effect is sparsely interpreted in the language of modern physiology. To objectively evaluate its therapeutic effect, we focused on dry cupping treatment and utilized near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to assess the concentration change in oxy-hemoglobin ([HbO2]), deoxy-hemoglobin ([Hb]), and blood volume in the course of cupping therapy over 13 volunteers on the infraspinatus muscle, where is usually applied for shoulder pains...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087161/effect-of-acetabular-position-on-polyethylene-liner-wear-measured-using-simultaneous-biplanar-acquisition
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Prateek Goyal, James L Howard, Xunhua Yuan, Matthew G Teeter, Brent A Lanting
BACKGROUND: Studies that have previously examined the relationship between acetabular component inclination angle and polyethylene wear have shown increased wear of conventional polyethylene with high inclination angles. To date, there are no long-term in vivo studies examining the correlation between cup position and polyethylene wear with highly crosslinked polyethylene. METHODS: An institutional arthroplasty database was used to identify patients who had metal-on-highly crosslinked polyethylene primary total hip arthroplasty using the same component design with a minimum follow-up of 10 years...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075436/gait-kinematic-deviations-in-patients-with-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-treated-with-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Yong Nie, Ning Ning, Fuxing Pei, Bin Shen, Zongke Zhou, Zongming Li
Comprehensive gait analysis of patients with Crowe type II and III developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) after successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) is lacking in the literature. This study evaluated gait function in joint kinematics after unilateral and bilateral THA in patients with DDH. In addition, the effect of high cup position on gait function was investigated. A total of 16 unilateral and 15 bilateral cementless THA patients due to DDH and 10 healthy participants comprised the study population...
January 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075394/coffee-intake-is-associated-with-a-lower-liver-stiffness-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-hepatitis-c-and-hepatitis-b
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Alexander Hodge, Sarah Lim, Evan Goh, Ophelia Wong, Philip Marsh, Virginia Knight, William Sievert, Barbora de Courten
There is emerging evidence for the positive effects or benefits of coffee in patients with liver disease. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study on patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection to determine the effects of coffee intake on a non-invasive marker of liver fibrosis: liver stiffness assessed by transient elastography (TE). We assessed coffee and tea intake and measured TE in 1018 patients with NAFLD, HCV, and HBV (155 with NAFLD, 378 with HCV and 485 with HBV)...
January 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075046/a-standardized-fluoroscopy-based-technique-to-measure-intraoperative-cup-anteversion
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Matthieu Zingg, Sana Boudabbous, Didier Hannouche, Xavier Montet, Friedrich Boettner
Direct anterior approach (DAA) with the patient lying supine has facilitated the use of intraoperative fluoroscopy and allows for standardized positioning of the patient. The current study presents a new technique to measure acetabular component anteversion using intraoperative fluoroscopy. The current paper describes a mathematical formula to calculate true acetabular component anteversion based on the acetabular component abduction angle and the c-arm tilt angle (CaT). The CaT is determined by tilting the c-arm until an external pelvic oblique radiograph with the equatorial plane of the acetabular component perpendicular to the fluoroscopy receptor is obtained...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074257/outcomes-of-dual-mobility-cups-in-a-young-middle-eastern-population-and-its-influence-on-life-style
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Chahine Assi, Elie El-Najjar, Camille Samaha, Kaissar Yammine
Dual mobility cups (DMC) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) are becoming popular among orthopaedic surgeons. Substantial benefit of their use has been reported among high risk patients, particularly in reducing post-operative hip instability (dislocation). Many reports stated some concern when implanted in young and active people where complications such as polyethylene wear and mechanical loosening could potentially be higher. This Middle Eastern study analyses a retrospective series of THA for any aetiology other than infection, using DMC for the acetabular component in 75 patients (85 implants) less than 70 years old...
January 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072898/three-year-results-with-a-ringless-third-generation-porous-plasma-sprayed-acetabular-component-in-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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Keith R Berend, Joanne B Adams, Michael J Morris, Adolph V Lombardi
INTRODUCTION: We previously reported promising early results in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a third-generation cementless acetabular system that has a porous plasma-sprayed coating on a titanium alloy substrate shell, a ringless barb and groove locking mechanism, and a vitamin E-infused highly crosslinked polyethylene insert. The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes and need for revision in a subset of patients previously reviewed who now have potential for three-year follow-up...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068823/leg-lengthening-and-femoral-offset-reduction-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-where-is-the-problem-stem-or-cup-positioning
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Bariq Al-Amiry, Sarwar Mahmood, Ferid Krupic, Arkan Sayed-Noor
Background Restoration of femoral offset (FO) and leg length is an important goal in total hip arthroplasty (THA) as it improves functional outcome. Purpose To analyze whether the problem of postoperative leg lengthening and FO reduction is related to the femoral stem or acetabular cup positioning or both. Material and Methods Between September 2010 and April 2013, 172 patients with unilateral primary osteoarthritis treated with THA were included. Postoperative leg-length discrepancy (LLD) and global FO (summation of cup and FO) were measured by two observers using a standardized protocol for evaluation of antero-posterior plain hip radiographs...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053386/early-clinical-and-radiological-results-of-minimally-invasive-total-hip-replacement
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Özgür Karakoyun, Mehmet Fatih Erol, Ahmet Aslan, Mesut Karıksız, Burak Günaydın
INTRODUCTION: It is critical to achieve both proper component positioning and intact muscle balance if satisfactory results are to be attained after total hip replacement (THR). There have been fewer studies on minimally invasive (MI) THR than standard approaches. The objective of this paper is to present the early clinical and radiological results of posterolateral MI THR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective analysis of the records of patients undergoing posterolateral MI THR surgery between 2011 and 2014 was the basis of this study...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047660/we-de-bra-02-best-in-physics-joint-imaging-therapy-prototype-for-an-in-room-supercompounded-3d-volumetric-ultrasound-image-guidance-system-for-prone-breast-sbrt
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T Chiu, Y Zhang, B Hrycushko, B Zhao, R Chopra, S Jiang, X Gu
PURPOSE: SBRT requires both substantial positioning precision and accuracy. However, accurate dose delivery is challenging for prone breast SBRT due to breast deformation, lumpectomy cavity shrinkage and ineffective CT/CBCT on soft tissue. We developed a prototype in-room 3D volumetric ultrasound (US) image guidance system for prone breast SBRT. METHODS: The designed system, set beneath a prone breast board, consists of a customized breast cup, rotational scanning water container, and a portable US scanner...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041773/efficacy-of-the-anatomical-pelvic-plane-positioner-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-the-lateral-decubitus-position
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Kentaro Iwakiri, Akio Kobayashi, Yoichi Ohta, Kunio Takaoka
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty in the lateral position involves particularly large variance in the sagittal tilt of pelvis fixation, which affects the imprecision of the cup anteversion leading to poor outcomes. We have added an additional compression pad to an existing device, also to be used in the lateral position, but theoretically enabling fixation on the anatomical pelvic plane (APP) serving as the reference plane. The present study aims to evaluate the usefulness of this device in comparison with the conventional device...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033151/spinal-realignment-for-adult-deformity-three-column-osteotomies-alter-total-hip-acetabular-component-positioning
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Jeffrey J Barry, Altug Yucekul, Alexander A Theologis, Erik N Hansen, Christopher Ames, Vedat Deviren
INTRODUCTION: A goal of adult spinal deformity surgery is correction of sagittal imbalance by increasing lumbar lordosis (LL), allowing a previously retroverted pelvis to normalize as evidenced by decreases in pelvic tilt (PT). Realignment of pelvic orientation may alter the position of preexisting total hip arthroplasties (THAs). METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with unilateral THA who underwent thoracolumbar fusions for adult spinal deformity from the pelvis to L1 or above were retrospectively reviewed (levels fused, 10...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003443/the-emergence-of-core-eudicots-new-floral-evidence-from-the-earliest-late-cretaceous
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Else Marie Friis, Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen, Peter R Crane
Eudicots, the most diverse of the three major clades of living angiosperms, are first recognized in the latest Barremian-earliest Aptian. All Early Cretaceous forms appear to be related to species-poor lineages that diverged before the rise of core eudicots, which today comprise more than 70% of angiosperm species. Here, we report the discovery of a well-preserved flower, Caliciflora mauldinensis, from the earliest Late Cretaceous, with unequivocal core eudicot features, including five sepals, five petals and two whorls of stamens borne on the rim of a floral cup containing three free carpels...
December 28, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993484/myocilin-predictive-genetic-testing-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-leads-to-early-identification-of-at-risk-individuals
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Emmanuelle Souzeau, Kien Hou Tram, Martin Witney, Jonathan B Ruddle, Stuart L Graham, Paul R Healey, Ivan Goldberg, David A Mackey, Alex W Hewitt, Kathryn P Burdon, Jamie E Craig
PURPOSE: To assess the difference in severity of disease in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients with a Myocilin (MYOC) disease-causing variant who presented through normal clinical pathways (Clinical cases) versus those who were examined following genetic testing (Genetic cases). DESIGN: Retrospective clinical and molecular study. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-three MYOC mutation carriers identified through the Australian and New Zealand Registry of Advanced Glaucoma...
December 16, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988181/incidence-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-from-28-mm-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasties-with-minimum-10-years-of%C3%A2-follow-up-clinical-laboratory-and-ultrasound-assessment-of-44%C3%A2-cases
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Béchir Ayoub, Sophie Putman, Pierre Cholewinski, Amandine Paris, Henri Migaud, Julien Girard
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty with metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings has been suspected to cause adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), with the incidence varying greatly by implant type and patient gender. The prevalence of ARMD from small-diameter MoM bearings in women is unknown, especially after 10 years of follow-up (FU). METHODS: Cementless 28-mm MoM total hip arthroplasty bearings (Metasul) were implanted consecutively in 42 active women between 1996 and 2002...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982219/nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-following-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-macular-hole-treatment-case-report
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Leonardo Provetti Cunha, Luciana Virgínia Ferreira Costa Cunha, Carolina Ferreira Costa, Mário Luiz Ribeiro Monteiro
Herein, we report a case of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) following uneventful pars plana vitrectomy for macular hole treatment. A 56-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a full-thickness macular hole in right eye (OD) and small cup-to-disc ratios in both eyes. Five days after surgery, she noticed sudden painless loss of vision in OD and was found to have an afferent pupillary defect and intraocular pressure of 29 mmHg. Fundus examination showed right optic disc edema and the resolution of a macular hole with an inferior altitudinal visual field defect...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973634/influence-of-humidity-on-tribo-electric-charging-and-segregation-in-shaken-granular-media
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André Schella, Stephan Herminghaus, Matthias Schröter
We study the effect of humidity on the charge accumulation of polymer granulates shaken vertically in a stainless steel container. This setup allows us to control the humidity level from 5% to 100%RH while performing automated charge measurements in a Faraday cup directly connected to the shaking container. We find that samples of approximately 2000 polymer spheres become highly charged at low humidity levels (<30%RH), but acquire almost no charge for humidity levels above 80%RH. The transition between these two regimes does depend on the material, as does the sign of the charge...
January 4, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960222/factors-predisposing-to-dislocation-after-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-multivariate-analysis-of-risk-factors-at-7-to-10-years-follow-up
#18
Michele Francesco Surace, Luca Monestier, Fabio D'Angelo, Andrea Bertagnon
BACKGROUND: Dislocation of primary THA (total hip arthroplasty) is one of the most undesirable complications with an incidence ranging from 2% to 5%. Several risk factors are described, related to the patient, surgery, or prosthetic design. The aim of the study was to assess risk factors and their potential influence on dislocation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 387 primary THA were performed between September 2005 to December 2008 at our institute (Varese, Italy) through a modified posterior-lateral approach...
December 13, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956581/can-magic-deception-be-detected-at-an-unconscious-level
#19
Naoaki Kawakami, Emi Miura
Magicians present magic tricks that seem to defy the laws of nature, entertaining us by manipulating our attention, perception, and awareness. However, although we are unaware of these manipulations at the level of conscious experience, we may still be aware of them at an unconscious level. We examined whether people can detect a magic deception outside of conscious awareness using an indirect measure. In the present study, we used the Cups and Balls magic trick, which is the transposition of balls between two cups...
December 11, 2016: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942901/laparoscopic-partial-splenectomy-for-unknown-primary-cancer-a-stepwise-approach
#20
Eduardo A Vega, Suguru Yamashita, Chun Yun Shin, Michael Kim, Jason B Fleming, Mathew H Katz, Kanwal P S Raghav, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jeffrey E Lee, Claudius Conrad
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) for focal splenic lesions is technically demanding and carries risk of hemorrhage. Nevertheless, it can be a valuable option, particularly for children and adults in whom attempt at preservation of splenic immunologic function outweighs risk associated with organ preservation. PATIENT: A 58-year-old man was diagnosed with a focal splenic lesion at the upper splenic pole on surveillance imaging following axillary lymph node metastasis for cancer of unknown primary origin (CUP)...
December 9, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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