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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088850/the-importance-of-interlayer-equivalent-pores-for-anion-diffusion-in-clay-rich-sedimentary-rocks
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Cornelia Wigger, Luc R Van Loon
The anion exclusion behavior in two different clay stones - Opalinus Clay (OPA) and Helvetic Marl (HM) - was studied using a well-established experimental through-diffusion technique. The ionic strength of the pore water was varied between 0.01 M and 5 M to evaluate its effect on the diffusion of HTO and 36Cl-. The total porosity determined by HTO-diffusion was independent of the ionic strength, while the anion accessible porosity varies with the ionic strength of the pore water. In the case of Opalinus Clay the anion accessible porosity increases from 3 % at low ionic strength (0...
January 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063371/individual-dose-due-to-radioactivity-accidental-release-from-fusion-reactor
#2
Baojie Nie, Muyi Ni, Shiping Wei
As an important index shaping the design of fusion safety system, evaluation of public radiation consequences have risen as a hot topic on the way to develop fusion energy. In this work, the comprehensive public early dose was evaluated due to unit gram tritium (HT/HTO), activated dust, activated corrosion products (ACPs) and activated gases accidental release from ITER like fusion reactor. Meanwhile, considering that we cannot completely eliminate the occurrence likelihood of multi-failure of vacuum vessel and tokamak building, we conservatively evaluated the public radiation consequences and environment restoration after the worst hypothetical accident preliminarily...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053258/ankle-joint-pressure-changes-in-high-tibial-and-distal-femoral-osteotomies-a-cadaver-study
#3
F Krause, A Barandun, G Klammer, I Zderic, B Gueorguiev, T Schmid
AIMS: To assess the effect of high tibial and distal femoral osteotomies (HTO and DFO) on the pressure characteristics of the ankle joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Varus and valgus malalignment of the knee was simulated in human cadaver full-length legs. Testing included four measurements: baseline malalignment, 5° and 10° re-aligning osteotomy, and control baseline malalignment. For HTO, testing was rerun with the subtalar joint fixed. In order to represent half body weight, a 300 N force was applied onto the femoral head...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043753/medial-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-may-adversely-affect-the-patellofemoral-joint
#4
Kang-Il Kim, Dong-Kyoon Kim, Sang-Jun Song, Sang-Hak Lee, Dae-Kyung Bae
PURPOSE: To evaluate 2-stage arthroscopic findings of the patellofemoral joint before and after medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and verify whether the patellofemoral joint would be influenced by medial open-wedge HTO. METHODS: We prospectively reviewed 114 cases of medial open-wedge HTO for the treatment of osteoarthritis with a varus knee. First-look arthroscopy was performed during HTO. The mean age at the time of HTO was 56.34 ± 5.4 years (range, 40-69 years)...
December 30, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043299/-mechanism-of-protective-effects-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-protein-1-on-hypoxic-cardiomyocytes-of-rats
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F Xiang, D X Zhang, S Y Ma, Y S Huang
Objective: To investigate the mechanism of protective effects of tumor necrosis factor receptor associated protein 1 (TRAP1) on hypoxic cardiomyocytes of rats. Methods: Primary cultured cardiomyocytes were obtained from neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats (aged 1 to 3 days) and then used in the following experiments. (1) Cells were divided into group TRAP1 and control group according to the random number table (the same grouping method below), and then the total protein of cells was extracted. Total protein of cells in group TRAP1 was added with mouse anti-rat TRAP1 monoclonal antibody, while that in control group was added with the same type of IgG from mouse...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024541/natural-cellulose-fiber-derived-hollow-tubular-oriented-polydopamine-in-situ-formation-of-ag-nanoparticles-for-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol
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Enjuan Cao, Wenzhen Duan, Feng Wang, Aiqin Wang, Yian Zheng
A facile method was reported to achieve hollow-tubular-oriented polydopamine (HTO-PDA) layer using natural kapok fiber (KF) as the bio-template without any pretreatments by altering hydrophobic fiber into hydrophilic one. Subsequently, the HTO-PDA can be utilized for direct in-situ deposition of Ag nanoparticles (NPs). The structures of pristine fiber and HTO-PDA, as well as the resulting Ag NPs attached HTO-PDA (Ag@HTO-PDA) were well characterized by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled energy dispersion spectrum (EDS), x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
February 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999503/factors-affecting-the-union-of-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-using-a-titanium-wedge-plate
#7
Husam T Nawas, Dharmpal V Vansadia, James R Heltsley, Misty Suri, Scott Montgomery, Deryk G Jones
BACKGROUND: Factors that can affect the success rate of high tibial osteotomy (HTO) include patient selection, surgical technique, type of fixation hardware, supplemental fixation, choice of bone graft, and rehabilitation protocol. The purpose of this study was to define the role of cortical hinge fractures in the risk of nonunion and collapse of opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. METHODS: A total of 60 patients (mean age, 40 years) who underwent 64 primary HTO procedures were identified from our operational database and observed at a mean follow-up of 2 years...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981853/comparing-the-accuracy-of-high-tibial-osteotomies-between-computer-navigation-and-conventional-methods
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Justin Chang, Greg Scallon, Mitch Beckert, Jeff Zavala, Matthew Bollier, Brian Wolf, John Albright
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of correction has been shown to be an important determinant in long-term outcomes of patients who were treated with a medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) who suffer from unicompartmental osteoarthritis (OA). Computer navigation systems have the potential to improve surgical precision. The purpose of this study was to compare radiographic outcomes between patients treated with a navigation system and those treated through conventional methods of assessing alignment intra-operatively...
December 2017: Comput Assist Surg (Abingdon)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922333/environmentally-relevant-chronic-low-dose-tritium-and-gamma-exposures-do-not-increase-somatic-intrachromosomal-recombination-in-pkz1-mouse-spleen
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Laura Bannister, Mandy Serran, Lindsey Bertrand, Dmitry Klokov, Heather Wyatt, Melinda Blimkie, Yann Gueguen, Nicholas Priest, Jean-René Jourdain, Pamela Sykes
The toxicity of tritium is a public health concern given its presence and mobility in the environment. For risk predictions using radiological protection models, it is essential to allocate an appropriate radiation weighting factor (WR). This in turn should be consistent with the observed relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of tritium beta radiation. Although the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) currently recommends a WR of 1 for the calculation of committed effective dose for X rays, gamma rays and electrons of all energies, including tritium energies, there are concerns that tritium health risks are underestimated and that current regulatory tritium drinking water standards need revision...
December 2016: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916298/uncertainty-of-current-understanding-regarding-obt-formation-in-plants
#10
A Melintescu, D Galeriu
Radiological impact models are important tools that support nuclear safety. For tritium, a special radionuclide that readily enters the life cycle, the processes involved in its transport into the environment are complex and inadequately understood. For example, tritiated water (HTO) enters plants by leaf and root uptake and is converted to organically bound tritium (OBT) in exchangeable and non-exchangeable forms; however, the observed OBT/HTO ratios in crops exhibit large variability and contradict the current models for routine releases...
February 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915458/acl-deficiency-and-varus-osteoarthritis-high-tibial-osteotomy-alone-or-combined-with-acl-reconstruction
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Julian Mehl, Jochen Paul, Matthias J Feucht, Gerrit Bode, Andreas B Imhoff, Norbert P Südkamp, Stefan Hinterwimmer
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the mid- to long-term clinical and radiological outcome in patients with symptomatic varus osteoarthritis (OA) and deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and analyzes whether there are differences between isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO) or combined single-stage HTO and ACL reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: 26 patients who underwent HTO alone (group 1) and 26 patients who underwent single-stage HTO and ACLR (group 2) because of varus OA and ACL deficiency were examined at a mean of 5...
December 3, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909665/autologous-osteophyte-grafting-for-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Takenori Akiyama, Ken Okazaki, Taro Mawatari, Satoshi Ikemura, Shunsuke Nakamura
Osteophytes are physiological bony outgrowths that develop at the margins of the articular surfaces during the progression of osteoarthritis; they are associated with active endochondral bone formation processes and expressions of various growth factors. We believe they could be a source of bone grafts as a result of a potentially strong osteoinductive effect. Moreover, osteophytes can be easily harvested by arthroscopy in patients undergoing open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OW-HTO) for medial unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909123/comparative-study-of-computer-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty-after-opening-wedge-osteotomy-versus-after-unicompartmental-arthroplasty
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R Pailhé, J Cognault, J Massfelder, A Sharma, R-C Rouchy, B Rubens-Duval, D Saragaglia
AIMS: The role of high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is being questioned by the use of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in the treatment of medial compartment femorotibial osteoarthritis. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of revision HTO or UKA to a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using computer-assisted surgery in matched groups of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study to compare the clinical and radiological outcome of patients who underwent revision of a HTO to a TKA (group 1) with those who underwent revision of a medial UKA to a TKA (group 2)...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908461/the-vato-project-an-original-methodology-to-study-the-transfer-of-tritium-as-ht-and-hto-in-grassland-ecosystem
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D Maro, F Vermorel, M Rozet, C Aulagnier, D Hébert, S Le Dizès, C Voiseux, L Solier, C Cossonnet, C Godinot, B Fiévet, P Laguionie, O Connan, O Cazimajou, M Morillon, M Lamotte
Tritium ((3)H) is mainly released into the environment by nuclear power plants, military nuclear facilities and nuclear reprocessing plants. The construction of new nuclear facilities in the world as well as the evolution of nuclear fuel management might lead to an increase of (3)H discharges from the nuclear industry. The VATO project was set up by IRSN (Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire) and EDF (Electricité de France) to reduce the uncertainties in the knowledge about transfers of (3)H from an atmospheric source (currently releasing HT and HTO) to a grassland ecosystem...
February 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894175/comparison-of-cable-method-and-miniaci-method-using-picture-archiving-and-communication-system-in-preoperative-planning-for-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
#15
Seong-Dae Yoon, GuoFeng Zhang, Hee-June Kim, Byoung-Joo Lee, Hee-Soo Kyung
Purpose: The purpose was to compare the accuracy of Miniaci method using picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with a cable method in high tibial osteotomy (HTO). Materials and Methods: This study analyzed 47 patients (52 knees) with varus deformity and medial osteoarthritis. From 2007 to 2013, patients underwent HTO using either a cable method (20 knees) or Miniaci method based on a PACS image (32 knees). In the cable method, the 62.5% point of the mediolateral tibial plateau width was located using an electrocautery cord under fluoroscopy (cable group)...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894173/open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-and-combined-arthroscopic-surgery-in-severe-medial-osteoarthritis-and-varus-malalignment-minimum-5-year-results
#16
Moon-Jib Yoo, Yong-Eun Shin
Purpose: To evaluate the radiologic and functional outcomes of medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) combined with arthroscopic procedure in patients with medial osteoarthritis. Materials and Methods: From June 1996 to March 2010, 26 patients (32 knees) who underwent medial open wedge osteotomy and arthroscopic operation for medial osteoarthritis were retrospectively reviewed. Measurements included hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle, femorotibial angle, medial proximal tibial angle, posterior tibial slope angle, and Kellgren-Lawrence grade...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890126/hto-a-complementary-ergonomics-approach
#17
Anette Karltun, Johan Karltun, Martina Berglund, Jörgen Eklund
The field of human factors and ergonomics constitutes a strong potential in systems analysis, design and improvement. However, it is difficult to communicate its potential value. This paper addresses how the human-technology-organization (HTO) concept can be defined and supports the understanding, communication and development of the systems' character and potential of human factors and ergonomics. Empirical examples from the authors' experiences of working with the HTO concept in R&D and teaching are illustrated, including its usefulness as: 1) a conceptual model; 2) an analysis framework; 3) a meta methodology; 4) a pedagogical tool; and 5) a design tool...
March 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876267/open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-using-three-dimensional-printed-models-experimental-analysis-using-porcine-bone
#18
Jun-Dae Kwun, Hee-June Kim, Jaeyoung Park, Il-Hyung Park, Hee-Soo Kyung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) printed models for open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) in porcine bone. METHODS: Computed tomography (CT) images were obtained from 10 porcine knees and 3D imaging was planned using the 3D-Slicer program. The osteotomy line was drawn from the three centimeters below the medial tibial plateau to the proximal end of the fibular head. Then the osteotomy gap was opened until the mechanical axis line was 62...
November 18, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857502/comparison-of-closing-wedge-and-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomies-for-medial-compartment-osteoarthritis-of-knee-in-asian-population-mid-term-follow-up
#19
Sanjay Agarwala, Anshul Sobti, Siddhant Naik, Sameer Chaudhari
BACKGROUND: Valgus high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a well-established treatment option for patients with early osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee. It is achievable with either open-wedge or closed-wedge technique. The aim of the study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcomes following HTO done with open- and closed-wedge techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two groups of patients undergoing HTO and fixation with locking plates were compared...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857501/prospective-study-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-associated-with-high-tibial-opening-wedge-osteotomy-in-knee-arthritis-associated-with-instability
#20
Raju Vaishya, Vipul Vijay, Gyanendra Kumar Jha, Amit Kumar Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Chronic ACL insufficiency with associated varus malalignment due to knee osteoarthritis (OA) is challenging to treat surgically. A combined ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) without using any metallic implant for HTO is an effective technique. MATERIALS AND METHOD: All the patients attending the outpatient department ACL injury and with associated medial compartment OA (Kellegren's grade 2 and grade 3) were considered for inclusion in the study...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
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