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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331927/bilateral-shoulder-arthrodesis-in-a-pekinese-using-three-dimensional-printed-patient-specific-osteotomy-and-reduction-guides
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Bill Oxley
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of computer-aided design software for virtual surgical planning and design of three-dimensional printed patient-specific osteotomy and reduction guides for facilitation of bilateral shoulder arthrodesis in a dog. METHODS: A three-year-old male entire Pekinese was presented unable to walk due to bilateral severe medial shoulder instability. Computed tomographic data was processed to yield three-dimensional mesh representations of the humeri and scapulae which could be manipulated in computer-aided design software...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327586/cellular-preservation-of-musculoskeletal-specializations-in-the-cretaceous-bird-confuciusornis
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Baoyu Jiang, Tao Zhao, Sophie Regnault, Nicholas P Edwards, Simon C Kohn, Zhiheng Li, Roy A Wogelius, Michael J Benton, John R Hutchinson
The hindlimb of theropod dinosaurs changed appreciably in the lineage leading to extant birds, becoming more 'crouched' in association with changes to body shape and gait dynamics. This postural evolution included anatomical changes of the foot and ankle, altering the moment arms and control of the muscles that manipulated the tarsometatarsus and digits, but the timing of these changes is unknown. Here, we report cellular-level preservation of tendon- and cartilage-like tissues from the lower hindlimb of Early Cretaceous Confuciusornis...
March 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326032/a-dynamic-circuit-hypothesis-for-the-pathogenesis-of-blepharospasm
#3
David A Peterson, Terrence J Sejnowski
Blepharospasm (sometimes called "benign essential blepharospasm," BEB) is one of the most common focal dystonias. It involves involuntary eyelid spasms, eye closure, and increased blinking. Despite the success of botulinum toxin injections and, in some cases, pharmacologic or surgical interventions, BEB treatments are not completely efficacious and only symptomatic. We could develop principled strategies for preventing and reversing the disease if we knew the pathogenesis of primary BEB. The objective of this study was to develop a conceptual framework and dynamic circuit hypothesis for the pathogenesis of BEB...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317296/how-to-make-more-out-of-community-data-a-conceptual-framework-and-its-implementation-as-models-and-software
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Otso Ovaskainen, Gleb Tikhonov, Anna Norberg, F Guillaume Blanchet, Leo Duan, David Dunson, Tomas Roslin, Nerea Abrego
Community ecology aims to understand what factors determine the assembly and dynamics of species assemblages at different spatiotemporal scales. To facilitate the integration between conceptual and statistical approaches in community ecology, we propose Hierarchical Modelling of Species Communities (HMSC) as a general, flexible framework for modern analysis of community data. While non-manipulative data allow for only correlative and not causal inference, this framework facilitates the formulation of data-driven hypotheses regarding the processes that structure communities...
March 20, 2017: Ecology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298365/collagenase-injections-for-dupuytren-s-disease-prospective-cohort-study-assessing-2-year-treatment-effect-durability
#5
Anna Lauritzson, Isam Atroshi
OBJECTIVES: To assess 2-year durability of joint contracture correction following collagenase injections for Dupuytren's disease. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Orthopaedic Department in Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with palpable Dupuytren's cord and active extension deficit (AED) ≥30° in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and/or proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. A surgeon injected 0.80 mg collagenase into multiple cord parts and performed finger manipulation under local anaesthesia after 24-48 hours...
March 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293798/old-adults-preserve-motor-flexibility-during-rapid-reaching
#6
Christian Greve, Tibor Hortobágyi, Raoul M Bongers
PURPOSE: Our ability to flexibly coordinate the available degrees of freedom allows us to perform activities of daily living under various task constraints. Healthy old adults exhibit subclinical peripheral and central nervous system dysfunctions, possibly compromising the flexibility in inter-joint coordination during voluntary movements and the ability to adapt to varying task constraints. METHOD: We examined how healthy old (75.4 ± 5.2 years, n = 14) compared with young adults (24...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289395/reading-aloud-discrete-stage-s-redux
#7
Serje Robidoux, Derek Besner
Interactive activation accounts of processing have had a broad and deep influence on cognitive psychology, particularly so in the context of computational accounts of reading aloud at the single word level. Here we address the issue of whether such a framework can simulate the joint effects of stimulus quality and word frequency (which have been shown to produce both additive and interactive effects depending on the context). We extend previous work on this question by considering an alternative implementation of a stimulus quality manipulation, and the role of interactive activation...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274487/manipulation-peak-forces-across-spinal-regions-for-children-using-mannequin-simulators
#8
John J Triano, Steven Lester, David Starmer, Elise G Hewitt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to create an exploratory database of manipulation treatment force variability as a function of the intent of an experienced clinician sub-specializing in the care of children to match treatment to childhood category. Data of this type are necessary for realistic planning of dose-response and safety studies on therapeutic benefit. METHODS: The project evaluated the transmitted peak forces of procedures applied to mannequins of different stature for younger and older children...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269733/an-autoclavable-wireless-palpation-instrument-for-minimally-invasive-surgery
#9
Anish S Naidu, Abelardo Escoto, Omar Fahmy, Rajni V Patel, Michael D Naish
Minimally invasive surgery prevents surgeons from manually palpating organs to locate subsurface tumors and other structures. One solution is to use ultrasound; however, it is not always reliable. Various minimally invasive surgery instruments that provide tactile feedback have been proposed to augment ultrasound sensing for tumor localization; however, current designs have limitations such as cumbersome wiring, difficulty in manipulation, lack of sterilizability and high cost. This paper presents a novel, autoclavable, wireless, hand-held palpation instrument that uses a custom, low-cost, disposable tactile sensor to provide tactile and kinesthetic force feedback...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269415/evaluating-the-deflection-of-dexterous-continuum-manipulators-with-unevenly-distributed-compliant-joints
#10
Anzhu Gao, Ryan J Murphy, Hao Liu, Iulian Iordachita, Mehran Armand
Dexterous continuum manipulators (DCMs) offer great potential for increasing instrument reach in minimally-invasive surgical procedures. We previously designed and fabricated a tendon driven DCM with a large instrument channel and evenly distributed compliant joints for minimally-invasive skull base surgery and the treatment of osteolysis during hip revision surgery. The evenly distributed compliant joints, in some cases, may limit the reach of the DCM during lesion removal. In this paper, we propose a finite element analysis (FEA) method for optimizing the distribution of the compliant joints based on treatment space requirements determined preoperatively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269303/a-preliminary-study-for-quantitative-assessment-of-upper-limb-proprioception
#11
Sara Contu, Asif Hussain, Lorenzo Masia, Domenico Campolo
Proprioception, or sense of position and movement of the body, strongly correlates with motor recovery of the hemiplegic arm. The evaluation of the awareness of the location of joints in space involves measuring the accuracy of joint-angle replication. Robotic devices allow an accurate manipulation of joint movements necessary to assess proprioceptive status. This study evaluated the proprioceptive performance of healthy subjects by mean of the H-Man, a planar robot designed for upper-limb rehabilitation to gather preliminary normative data for neurorehabilitation applications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268027/a-feasibility-study-to-assess-vibration-and-sound-from-zygapophyseal-joints-during-motion-before-and-after-spinal-manipulation
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Gregory D Cramer, Matthew Budavich, Preetam Bora, Kim Ross
OBJECTIVE: This feasibility study used novel accelerometry (vibration) and microphone (sound) methods to assess crepitus originating from the lumbar spine before and after side-posture spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). METHODS: This study included 5 healthy and 5 low back pain (LBP) participants. Nine accelerometers and 1 specialized directional microphone were applied to the lumbar region, allowing assessment of crepitus. Each participant underwent full lumbar ranges of motion (ROM), bilateral lumbar SMT, and repeated full ROM...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265270/borrelia-burgdorferi-manipulates-innate-and-adaptive-immunity-to-establish-persistence-in-rodent-reservoir-hosts
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Karen E Tracy, Nicole Baumgarth
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex is capable of establishing persistent infections in a wide variety of species, particularly rodents. Infection is asymptomatic or mild in most reservoir host species, indicating successful co-evolution of the pathogen with its natural hosts. However, infected humans and other incidental hosts can develop Lyme disease, a serious inflammatory syndrome characterized by tissue inflammation of joints, heart, muscles, skin, and CNS. Although B. burgdorferi infection induces both innate and adaptive immune responses, they are ultimately ineffective in clearing the infection from reservoir hosts, leading to bacterial persistence...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261123/the-unresponsive-partner-roles-of-social-status-auditory-feedback-and-animacy-in-coordination-of-joint-music-performance
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Alexander P Demos, Daniel J Carter, Marcelo M Wanderley, Caroline Palmer
We examined temporal synchronization in joint music performance to determine how social status, auditory feedback, and animacy influence interpersonal coordination. A partner's coordination can be bidirectional (partners adapt to the actions of one another) or unidirectional (one partner adapts). According to the dynamical systems framework, bidirectional coordination should be the optimal (preferred) state during live performance. To test this, 24 skilled pianists each performed with a confederate while their coordination was measured by the asynchrony in their tone onsets...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259613/biplane-fluoroscopy-for-hindfoot-motion-analysis-during-gait-a-model-based-evaluation
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Janelle A Cross, Benjamin D McHenry, Robert Molthen, Emily Exten, Taly Gilat Schmidt, Gerald F Harris
The purpose of this study was to quantify the accuracy and precision of a biplane fluoroscopy system for model-based tracking of in vivo hindfoot motion during over-ground gait. Gait was simulated by manually manipulating a cadaver foot specimen through a biplane fluoroscopy system attached to a walkway. Three 1.6-mm diameter steel beads were implanted into the specimen to provide marker-based tracking measurements for comparison to model-based tracking. A CT scan was acquired to define a gold standard of implanted bead positions and to create 3D models for model-based tracking...
March 1, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257972/the-microbiome-in-allergic-disease-current-understanding-and-future-opportunities-2017-practall-document-of-the-american-academy-of-allergy-asthma-immunology-and-the-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology
#16
Yvonne J Huang, Benjamin J Marsland, Supinda Bunyavanich, Liam O'Mahony, Donald Y M Leung, Antonella Muraro, Thomas A Fleisher
PRACTALL is a joint initiative of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) to provide shared evidence-based recommendations on cutting-edge topics in the field of allergy and immunology PRACTALL 2017 is focused on what has been established regarding the role of the microbiome in asthma, atopic dermatitis (AD) and food allergy. This is complemented by outlining important knowledge gaps regarding its role in allergic disease and delineating strategies necessary to fill these gaps...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242216/ankle-lead-arthropathy-and-systemic-lead-toxicity-secondary-to-a-gunshot-wound-after-49%C3%A2-years-a-case-report
#17
Zahra Ramji, Mélissa Laflamme
Intra-articular bullet wounds have been found to cause both local and systemic consequences, in particular, when retained over many years. Only a few such cases have been described in published reports, each with different implications, depending on the joint involved and whether the patient experienced lead toxicity. We report the rare case of a 63-year-old male with lead arthropathy of the ankle secondary to a gunshot wound 49 years earlier. In addition to his severe tibiotalar arthritis, he presented with significantly elevated blood lead levels...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241725/-minimally-invasive-tarsal-sinus-incision-combined-with-manipulative-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-calcaneal-fractures-of-sanders-type%C3%A2-and-%C3%A2
#18
M Chen, K Deng, W H Zeng, J J Zeng, Q S Zhong, Z M Han
Objective: To evaluate the method and curative effect of plate fixation or percutaneous screws for the treatment of calcaneal fractures of Sanders type Ⅱ and Ⅲ via a minimally invasive sinus tarsi incision combined with a variety of manipulative reduction methods. Methods: Twenty-one patients with closed calcaneal fractures treated in the Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from January 2014 to January 2016 were collected. There were 15 men and 6 women, with an average age of 39...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239594/subluxation-of-the-cricoarytenoid-joint-after-external-laryngeal-trauma-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Eviatar Friedlander, Paula Martínez Pascual, Julia Da Costa Belisario, Daniel Poletti Serafini
Cricoarytenoid joint subluxation is rare condition. There are <200 cases reported in the English literature. The most frequent cause of this condition is a traumatic tracheal intubation which account for approximately 80 % of all cases. The most common symptoms are dysphonia and pain of the anterior region of the neck which appear after upper airway manipulation or cervical trauma. In this report we present a well-documented case of a 31 year old male that was referred to the outpatient clinic because of acute dysphonia and pain that appeared immediately after receiving a blow of a soccer ball...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227997/an-autoclavable-wireless-palpation-instrument-for-minimally-invasive-surgery
#20
Anish S Naidu, Abelardo Escoto, Omar Fahmy, Rajni V Patel, Michael D Naish, Anish S Naidu, Abelardo Escoto, Omar Fahmy, Rajni V Patel, Michael D Naish, Abelardo Escoto, Omar Fahmy, Michael D Naish, Anish S Naidu, Rajni V Patel
Minimally invasive surgery prevents surgeons from manually palpating organs to locate subsurface tumors and other structures. One solution is to use ultrasound; however, it is not always reliable. Various minimally invasive surgery instruments that provide tactile feedback have been proposed to augment ultrasound sensing for tumor localization; however, current designs have limitations such as cumbersome wiring, difficulty in manipulation, lack of sterilizability and high cost. This paper presents a novel, autoclavable, wireless, hand-held palpation instrument that uses a custom, low-cost, disposable tactile sensor to provide tactile and kinesthetic force feedback...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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