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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350652/complications-associated-with-brachioplasty-a-literature-review
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Andrea Sisti, Roberto Cuomo, Luca Milonia, Juri Tassinari, Antonio Castagna, Antonio Castagna, Cesare Brandi, Luca Grimaldi, Carlo D'Aniello, Giuseppe Nisi
BACKGROUND: Paralleling the growth of bariatric surgery, the demand for post-bariatric body-contouring surgery is increasing. Weight loss is the main cause, although not the only one, that drives patients to arm lift surgery. Several surgical techniques have been proposed over the years. Our aim was to consider the complications and outcomes according to the performed technique, through a wide review of the literature. METHODS: A search on PubMed/Medline was performed using "brachioplasty", "upper arm lifting", and "techniques" as key words...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349867/volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-treatment-planning-of-thoracic-vertebral-metastases-using-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Matthew Mallory, Damodar Pokhrel, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Christopher Lominska, Fen Wang
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the plan quality, treatment efficiency, and accuracy of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for thoracic spine metastases using stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). MATERIALS/METHODS: Seven patients with thoracic vertebral metastases treated with noncoplanar hybrid arcs (NCHA) (1 to 2 3D-conformal partial arcs +7 to 9 IMRT beams) were re-optimized with VMAT plans using three coplanar arcs. Tumors were located between T2 and T7 and PTVs ranged between 24...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349005/arthroscopic-elbow-osteocapsular-arthroplasty
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Manish S Noticewala, Maxwell A Levi, Christopher S Ahmad, William N Levine, Charles M Jobin
Treatment of primary elbow osteoarthritis in the young active patient less than 50 years old presents a treatment challenge to the practicing orthopaedic surgeon. Following failure of nonoperative management, surgical goals are aimed at reducing pain and improving joint mobility from bony impingement. Arthroscopic osteocapsular arthroplasty is a viable treatment option with few post-operative limitations. In contrast, total elbow arthroplasty is considered a salvage option in this patient population given the activity restrictions imposed...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340290/tailoring-four-dimensional-cone-beam-ct-acquisition-settings-for-fiducial-marker-based-image-guidance-in-radiation-therapy
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Peng Jin, Niek van Wieringen, Maarten C C M Hulshof, Arjan Bel, Tanja Alderliesten
Use of four-dimensional cone-beam CT (4D-CBCT) and fiducial markers for image guidance during radiation therapy (RT) of mobile tumors is challenging due to the trade-off among image quality, imaging dose, and scanning time. This study aimed to investigate different 4D-CBCT acquisition settings for good visibility of fiducial markers in 4D-CBCT. Using these 4D-CBCTs, the feasibility of marker-based 4D registration for RT setup verification and manual respiration-induced motion quantification was investigated...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340075/extracting-microtentacle-dynamics-of-tumor-cells-in-a-non-adherent-environment
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Eleanor C Ory, Desu Chen, Kristi R Chakrabarti, Peipei Zhang, James I Andorko, Christopher M Jewell, Wolfgang Losert, Stuart S Martin
During metastasis, tumor cells dynamically change their cytoskeleton to traverse through a variety of non-adherent microenvironments, including the vasculature or lymphatics. Due to the challenges of imaging drift in non-adhered tumor cells, the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes are poorly understood. We present a new approach to analyze the dynamic cytoskeletal phenotypes of non-adhered cells that support microtentacles (McTNs), which are cell surface projections implicated in metastatic reattachment. Combining a recently-developed cell tethering method with a novel image analysis framework allowed McTN attribute extraction...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327647/afrina-sporoboliae-sp-n-nematoda-anguinidae-associated-with-sporobolus-cryptandrus-torr-a-gray-from-idaho-usa-phylogenetic-relationships-and-population-structure
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Bianca L Barrantes-Infante, Brenda K Schroeder, Sergei A Subbotin, Timothy D Murray
The dropseed gall-forming nematode, Afrina sporoboliae sp. n., is described from seed galls of Sporobolus cryptandrus (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Sporobolinae) collected in Idaho, USA. This is the third report of an Afrina species in North America and the first report of this genus in a natural plant population on this continent. Morphological, morphometric, and molecular analyses placed this nematode in genus Afrina and demonstrated that it differs from Af. hyparrheniae and Af. spermophaga by having longer body and stylet lengths for females and males, and from Af...
January 12, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318995/sinistral-portal-hypertension-due-to-pancreatic-hydatid-cyst
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Tolga Canbak, Aylin Acar, Ali Ediz Kıvanç, Fatih Başak, Fatma Kulalı, Gürhan Baş
Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Hydatid cysts are commonly located in the liver and lungs. The occurrence of pancreatic hydatid cysts is very rare, even in endemic areas. Sinistral portal hypertension, which is rarely seen, occurs when a pathological process causes splenic vein occlusion. A 26-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain. He had a history of operation for hydatid cyst of the lung 15 years ago. A left thoracotomy incision scar was observed during his physical examination...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290484/pulsed-wave-doppler-recordings-in-the-proximal-descending-aorta-in-patients-with-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-insights-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Odd Bech-Hanssen, Christian L Polte, Frida Svensson, Åse A Johnsson, Kerstin M Lagerstrand, Ulf Cederbom, Sinsia A Gao
BACKGROUND: The pulsed-wave Doppler recording in the descending aorta (PWDDAO) is one of the parameters used in grading aortic regurgitation (AR) severity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the assessment of chronic AR by PWDDAO with insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: This prospective study comprised 40 patients investigated with echocardiography and CMR within 4 hours either prior to valve surgery (n = 23) or as part of their follow-up (n = 17) due to moderate or severe AR...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280876/strategic-considerations-for-effective-sagittal-resection-of-the-mandible-to-achieve-a-slim-and-attractive-jawline
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Sanghoon Park, Tae Sung Lee
BACKGROUND: Sagittal resection of the mandible has been widely used to reduce the width of the lower face and is usually carried out in combination with a mandibular contouring procedure. However, the surgical outcomes of this procedure are unclear because sagittal resection is rarely performed as a single procedure. The authors clarify misunderstandings regarding this procedure and introduce an improved strategic approach for sagittal resection of the mandible. METHODS: Under general anesthesia, mandible contouring was performed first with a curved osteotomy, followed by sagittal resection of the outer cortex of mandible...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276039/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-humeral-capitellum
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Masahiro Maruyama, Masatoshi Takahara, Hiroshi Satake
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum is a critical elbow injury in adolescent overhead throwing athletes. However, its etiology remains unknown. Medical examinations using ultrasonography found that the prevalence of capitellar OCD among adolescent baseball players was approximately from 1% to 3%. A plain anteroposterior radiograph with the elbow in 45° of flexion is essential for the diagnosis of an OCD lesion. The stability of OCD lesions is evaluated on plain radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273932/treatment-of-gigantomastia-using-a-medial-lateral-bipedicle-reduction-mammoplasty-the-role-of-doppler-assisted-preoperative-perforator-identification
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Nader Gomaa Elmelegy, Mohamed Saad Sadaka, Ahmed M Hegazy, Doaa E Abdeldaim
The purpose of this study is to introduce a breast reduction technique designed to reduce the incidence of postoperative nipple-areola complex ischemia and necrosis following reduction mammoplasty, while at the same time allowing all the other goals of breast reduction to be realized. This is achieved through preoperative detection of perforating vessels supplying the nipple-areola complex using a hand-held Doppler. The horizontally based parenchymal pedicle is designed to include these perforators whether originating from the internal mammary artery, lateral thoracic artery or both...
December 22, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249274/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-preoperative-sentinel-lymph-node-sln-imaging-in-penile-carcinoma-patients-without-palpable-inguinal-lymph-nodes-via-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-spect-ct-as-compared-to-planar-scintigraphy
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Carsten Maik Naumann, Christian Colberg, Michael Jüptner, Marlies Marx, Yi Zhao, Ping Jiang, Moritz Franz Hamann, Klaus-Peter Jünemann, Maaz Zuhayra, Ulf Lützen
BACKGROUND: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy represents a well-established diagnostic tool for the assessment of lymphatic metastasis. Correct pre- and intraoperative visualization of SLN is of the utmost importance to ensure the safety and feasibility of the procedure. Aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of preoperative SLN imaging via single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and planar scintigraphy in patients with penile carcinoma with nonpalpable inguinal lymph nodes...
December 14, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229135/intraoperative-factors-associated-with-postoperative-complications-in-body-contouring-surgery
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Barak Cohen, Benjamin Meilik, Ahuva Weiss-Meilik, Aviv Tarrab, Idit Matot
BACKGROUND: Several preoperative factors have been shown to influence outcome of body contouring surgeries. The effect of intraoperative features, including fluid volume administered, hemodynamic and respiratory parameters, and body temperature on postoperative complication, has not been reported to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All subsequent patients undergoing body contouring surgery in the Tel Aviv Medical Center between 2007 and 2012 were enrolled. Demographic and intraoperative data were collected and analyzed for possible associations with postoperative complications, including formation of seroma, hematoma/bleeding, other surgical site complications (infection, adhesiolysis, or need for debridement), formation of a hypertrophic scar, any documented, infection or a composite outcome of any of the previously mentioned...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224034/noninvasive-body-contouring
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Nicole Y Lee, Deanne Mraz Robinson
In a society where stigma surrounds cosmetic procedures and yet a thin and sculpted physique is idealized, noninvasive body contouring satisfies the demand to reduce excess and undesired body fat in areas that persist despite exercise and diet. Numerous devices are available to meet this need; however, choosing the "perfect" device is challenging because the science and data are often limited with variable results. In this paper, we review 7 US Food and Drug Administration-approved noninvasive body contouring therapies in hopes of providing some clarity to this area...
December 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216475/long-face-dentofacial-deformities-occlusion-and-facial-esthetic-surgical-outcomes
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Jeffrey C Posnick, Samuel Liu, Timothy J Tremont
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to document malocclusion and facial dysmorphology in a series of patients with long face (LF) and chronic obstructive nasal breathing before treatment and the outcomes after bimaxillary orthognathic, osseous genioplasty, and intranasal surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with LF undergoing bimaxillary, chin, and intranasal (septoplasty and inferior turbinate reduction) surgery was implemented...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209915/classification-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-on-computed-tomographic-images-into-histological-types-using-radiomic-features-interobserver-delineation-variability-analysis
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Akihiro Haga, Wataru Takahashi, Shuri Aoki, Kanabu Nawa, Hideomi Yamashita, Osamu Abe, Keiichi Nakagawa
Radiomics, which involves the extraction of large numbers of quantitative features from medical images, has attracted attention in cancer research. In radiomics analysis, tumor segmentation is a crucial step. In this study, we evaluated the potential application of radiomics for predicting the histology of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by analyzing interobserver variability in tumor delineation. Forty patient datasets were included in this study, 21 involving adenocarcinomas and 19 involving squamous cell carcinomas...
December 5, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205814/immediate-effect-and-safety-of-hifu-single-treatment-for-male-subcutaneous-fat-reduction
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Fernanda Guth, Shanna Bitencourt, Cícero Bedinot, Giovana Sinigaglia, João Alberto Fioravante Tassinary
BACKGROUND: The increasing search for procedures for fat reduction is related to dissatisfaction with body shape. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been proven effective in body sculpting when used noninvasively to reduce subcutaneous fat and improve body contour. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the immediate effect and safety of HIFU single treatment for male localized fat and body remodeling. PATIENTS/METHODS: Twenty-four male subjects (18 to 59 years old) with BMI ≤ 30 kg/cm² and at least 2 cm of abdominal fat received a single HIFU treatment session...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198311/comparison-of-methods-for-individualized-astronaut-organ-dosimetry-morphometry-based-phantom-library-versus-body-contour-autoscaling-of-a-reference-phantom
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Michelle M Sands, David Borrego, Matthew R Maynard, Amir A Bahadori, Wesley E Bolch
One of the hazards faced by space crew members in low-Earth orbit or in deep space is exposure to ionizing radiation. It has been shown previously that while differences in organ-specific and whole-body risk estimates due to body size variations are small for highly-penetrating galactic cosmic rays, large differences in these quantities can result from exposure to shorter-range trapped proton or solar particle event radiations. For this reason, it is desirable to use morphometrically accurate computational phantoms representing each astronaut for a risk analysis, especially in the case of a solar particle event...
November 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184741/psychometric-validation-of-the-body-q-in-danish-patients-undergoing-weight-loss-and-body-contouring-surgery
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Lotte Poulsen, Anne Klassen, Michael Rose, Kirsten K Roessler, Claus Bogh Juhl, René Klinkby Støving, Stefan Cano, Jens Ahm Sørensen
Background: A well-developed patient-reported outcome instrument is needed for use in Danish bariatric and body contouring patients. The BODY-Q is designed to measure changes in important patient outcomes over the entire patient journey, from obesity to post-body contouring surgery. The current study aims to psychometrically validate the BODY-Q for use in Danish patients. Methods: The process consisted of 3 stages: translation and linguistic validation, field-test, and data analysis...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184687/ct-based-assessment-of-visceral-adiposity-and-outcomes-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Nadia Saeed, Ravi Shridhar, Khaldoun Almhanna, Sarah Hoffe, Michael Chuong, Kenneth Meredith
Background: Various methods of quantifying and correlating obesity to outcomes for patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) have been evaluated. Published data suggest that quantification of adiposity may be more accurate than body mass index (BMI) as a prognostic factor. We report our analysis of adiposity as a prognostic factor in a series of patients with EA. Methods: This single institution retrospective review included patients with EA who underwent esophagectomy from 1994-2008...
October 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
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