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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212709/erythrocyte-deformability-and-aggregation-responses-to-intermittent-and-continuous-artificial-gravity-exposure
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Grau Marijke, Abeln Vera, Vogt Tobias, Bloch Wilhelm, Schneider Stefan
Artificial gravity protocols are used to improve g-tolerance of aviators and discussed as countermeasure during prolonged space flight. Little is known about the impact of artificial gravity on the red blood cells (RBC). The purpose of the study was to test how artificial gravity affects RBC deformability and aggregation, which are important determinants of microcirculation. Nine male subjects were exposed to two hypergravity protocols using a short arm human centrifuge: a continuous (CONT) protocol with constant +2Gz for 30min and an intermittent (INTER) protocol with repeated intervals of +2Gz and rest...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183604/wear-behaviour-of-uhmwpe-reinforced-by-carbon-nanofiller-and-paraffin-oil-for-joint-replacement
#2
Samy Yousef, Annamaria Visco, Giovanna Galtieri, Davide Nocita, Claudia Espro
The majority of artificial joints incorporate biomedical grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene (UHMWPE), whose wear is considered most important in controlling service time of the whole joint. The aim of this work was to improve wear resistance of UHMWPE through the addition of 0.5-2.0wt% of Carbon Nano Filler (CNF) and 2% wt of Paraffin Oil (PO) using ball milling (BM) and extrusion techniques (EX). The wear tests on these nanocomposites were conducted by a pin on disc in dry (air) and wet media (simulated synovial fluid or artificial lubricant, and bovine synovial fluid or natural lubricant)...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175519/345%C3%A2-elective-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-vs-cervical-artificial-disc-replacement-a-comparison-of-perioperative-morbidity-and-early-outcomes
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Pavan S Upadhyayula, John K Yue, Reid Hoshide, Erik Curtis, Joseph D Ciacci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142281/adjacent-level-arthroplasty-following-cervical-fusion
#4
Deshpande V Rajakumar, Akshay Hari, Murali Krishna, Subhas Konar, Ankit Sharma
OBJECTIVE Adjacent-level disc degeneration following cervical fusion has been well reported. This condition poses a major treatment dilemma when it becomes symptomatic. The potential application of cervical arthroplasty to preserve motion in the affected segment is not well documented, with few studies in the literature. The authors present their initial experience of analyzing clinical and radiological results in such patients who were treated with arthroplasty for new or persistent arm and/or neck symptoms related to neural compression due to adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142258/bone-loss-of-vertebral-bodies-at-the-operative-segment-after-cervical-arthroplasty-a-potential-complication
#5
Dong Hwa Heo, Dong Chan Lee, Jong Yang Oh, Choon Keun Park
OBJECTIVE Bony overgrowth and spontaneous fusion are complications of cervical arthroplasty. In contrast, bone loss or bone remodeling of vertebral bodies at the operation segment after cervical arthroplasty has also been observed. The purpose of this study is to investigate a potential complication-bone loss of the anterior portion of the vertebral bodies at the surgically treated segment after cervical total disc replacement (TDR)-and discuss the clinical significance. METHODS All enrolled patients underwent follow-up for more than 24 months after cervical arthroplasty using the Baguera C disc...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142245/cervical-arthroplasty-what-does-the-labeling-say
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Mazda K Turel, Mena G Kerolus, Owoicho Adogwa, Vincent C Traynelis
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to comprehensively review each of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved labels of 7 total cervical disc replacements, assess the exact methodology in which the trial was conducted, and provide a broad comparison of these devices to allow each surgeon to determine which disc best suits his or her specific treatment goals based on the specific labels and not the studies published. METHODS The FDA-approved labels for each of the 7 artificial discs were obtained from the official FDA website...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091786/a-new-look-at-the-drug-resistance-investigation-of-uropathogenic-e-coli-strains
#7
Wioletta Adamus-Białek, Łukasz Lechowicz, Anna B Kubiak-Szeligowska, Monika Wawszczak, Ewelina Kamińska, Magdalena Chrapek
Bacterial drug resistance and uropathogenic tract infections are among the most important issues of current medicine. Uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains are the primary factor of this issue. This article is the continuation of the previous study, where we used Kohonen relations to predict the direction of drug resistance. The characterized collection of uropathogenic E. coli strains was used for microbiological (the disc diffusion method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing), chemical (ATR/FT-IR) and mathematical (artificial neural networks, Ward's hierarchical clustering method, the analysis of distributions of inhibition zone diameters for antibiotics, Cohen's kappa measure of agreement) analysis...
January 13, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042725/stepwise-illustration-of-teeth-fixation-semi-constrained-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Peng-Yuan Chang, Mei-Yin Yeh, Yi-Hsuan Kuo, Li-Yu Fay, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
There are many kinds of artificial discs available for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), with various designs of fixation and articulation mechanisms. Each of these designs has different features and theoretically fits most optimally in selected types of patients. However, there has been insufficient literature to guide individualized selection among these CDA devices. Since CDA aims to restore the joint function rather than arthrodesis, tailor-made size, shape, and mechanical properties should be taken into account for each candidate's target disc...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042722/m6-c-artificial-disc-placement
#9
Domagoj Coric, John Parish, Margaret O Boltes
There has been a steady evolution of cervical total disc replacement (TDR) devices over the last decade resulting in surgical technique that closely mimics anterior cervical discectomy and fusion as well as disc design that emphasizes quality of motion. The M6-C TDR device is a modern-generation artificial disc composed of titanium endplates with tri-keel fixation as well as a polyethylene weave with a polyurethane core. Although not yet approved by the FDA, M6-C has finished a pilot and pivotal US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042721/surgical-technique-for-revision-surgery-of-cervical-artificial-disc-replacements
#10
Julia Onken, Bernhard Meyer, Peter Vajkoczy
OBJECTIVE Cervical artificial disc replacement (C-ADR) is a widely used procedure with low risk at implantation. Few cases have been reported about the surgical techniques of C-ADR revision. The authors describe their surgical experience with the explantation of a Galileo C-ADR. METHODS Revision surgery was performed in a 58-year-old patient. Patient positioning and surgical opening techniques were performed as appropriate for anterior cervical decompression. RESULTS Revision surgery via the initial anterior approach was successful following an atraumatic removal of the implant...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042720/resection-of-uncovertebral-joints-and-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-for-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Tsung-Hsi Tu, Chih-Chang Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Yu Fay, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng
The most commonly accepted indications for cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) are 1- and 2-level cervical disc herniation or spondylosis causing radiculopathy or myelopathy that is refractory to medical management. Unlike anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), which eliminates motion, CDA aims to restore the physiological range of motion of the indexed joint. Thus, the effect of indirect decompression gained by the insertion of a sufficiently large interbody graft and incorporation into arthrodesis after ACDF cannot be duplicated for CDA...
January 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032699/an-analysis-of-paravertebral-ossification-in-cervical-artificial-disc-replacement-a-novel-classification-based-on-computed-tomography
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Wei Tian, Ming-Xing Fan, Ya-Jun Liu, Xiao Han, Kai Yan, Han Wang, Yan-Wei Lyu
OBJECTIVE: Cervical artificial disc replacement (CADR) is a new technology in cervical spine surgery. However, CADR may result in paravertebral ossification (PO) after surgery and affect the mobility of the related spinal segments. The present widely used assessment method based on X-ray tomography cannot provide the position information of PO, and also PO detection rates by X-ray are low. The incidence of PO varies dramatically between studies. This study built a novel classification system based on cervical computer tomography (CT) scan to re-evaluate the incidence of PO and its influence on CADR, and also analyzed the predisposing factors of PO...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019063/interaction-of-transgenic-and-natural-insect-resistance-mechanisms-against-spodoptera-littoralis-in-cotton
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Steffen Hagenbucher, Michael Eisenring, Michael Meissle, Jörg Romeis
BACKGROUND: Insect-resistant transgenic plants that express insecticidal Cry proteins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), are grown on millions of hectares worldwide. While these proteins are efficient in controlling key lepidopteran pests, not all pests are affected and the development of resistance in target pests is always a danger. These short-comings could be supplemented by exploiting the natural insect resistance of cotton, especially inducible terpenoids like gossypol. RESULTS: To assess the potential of gossypol in supplementing Cry proteins as a resistance-trait, we conducted a range of feeding assays with Spodoptera littoralis using artificial diet with defined amounts of Cry proteins and gossypol...
December 26, 2016: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002363/comparison-of-outcomes-of-single-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-with-fusion-and-single-level-artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-for-single-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease
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Praveen Kumar Pandey, Inder Pawar, Jyoti Gupta, Raaghav Rai Verma
STUDY DESIGN: A single-center, prospective comparative study of prospectively collected outcomes, with a minimum 12 months follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The primary purpose of the study is to investigate the clinical, functional, and radiological outcomes of cervical total disc replacement (CTDR) in comparison with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) in the treatment of single-level cervical disc degenerative disease, prospectively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CTDR has recently been an alternative to ACDF in cervical disc degenerative disease to preserve the motion at the treated level...
January 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939974/revision-surgeries-following-artificial-disc-replacement-of-cervical-spine
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Jong-Beom Park, Han Chang, Jin S Yeom, Kyung-Soo Suk, Dong-Ho Lee, Jae Chul Lee
OBJECTIVE: We investigated causes and results of revision surgeries after artificial disc replacement of cervical spine (C-ADR). METHODS: Twenty-one patients (mean age: 52.8) who underwent revision surgery after C-ADR and who had a minimum 2-year of follow-up were included into this study. The mean time between the primary and revision surgeries was 21 months. During their primary surgeries, 14 patients underwent single level C-ADR, 2 two-level C-ADR, and 5 two-level hybrid surgery for 16 radiculopathy, 3 myelopathy, and 2 adjacent segment diseases...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928240/color-stability-of-nanofilled-and-microhybrid-resin-based-composites-following-exposure-to-chlorhexidine-mouthrinses-an-in-vitro-study
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Mahmood Khosravi, Behnaz Esmaeili, Forough Nikzad, Soraya Khafri
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of chlorhexidine mouthrinses on color stability of nanofilled and micro-hybrid resin-based composites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this in-vitro study, 160 disc-shaped specimens (7x2mm) were fabricated of Filtek Z250 and Filtek Z350XT Enamel (A2 shade). The samples of each group were randomly divided into eight subgroups (n=10). The specimens were incubated in artificial saliva at 37°C for 24 hours. The baseline color values (L*, a*, b*) of each specimen were measured according to CIE LAB system using a reflection spectrophotometer...
March 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928237/effect-of-accelerated-artificial-aging-on-translucency-of-methacrylate-and-silorane-based-composite-resins
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Mehdi Shirinzad, Loghman Rezaei-Soufi, Maryam Sadat Mirtorabi, Farshid Vahdatinia
OBJECTIVES: Composite restorations must have tooth-like optical properties namely color and translucency and maintain them for a long time. This study aimed to compare the effect of accelerated artificial aging (AAA) on the translucency of three methacrylate-based composites (Filtek Z250, Filtek Z250XT and Filtek Z350XT) and one silorane-based composite resin (Filtek P90). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this in vitro study, 56 composite discs were fabricated (n=14 for each group)...
March 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902945/artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-with-the-prestige-lp-prosthesis-for-the-treatment-of-non-contiguous-2-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-minimum-24-month-follow-up
#18
Tingkui Wu, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yang Meng, Jigang Lou, Yi Yang, Hao Liu
OBJECTIVE: We describe the features of non-contiguous 2-level cervical degenerative disc disease (NCDDD), investigate the safety and feasibility of artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) for the treatment of NCDDD, and expect that our study will provide spine surgeons with an alternative procedure for NCDDD. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with NCDDD received ACDR with a Prestige-LP prosthesis. Clinical outcomes were evaluated using the 36-Short Form (SF-36, Mental Component Summary [MCS] and Physical Component Summary [PCS]), Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA), and Neck Disability Index (NDI) scores...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891466/an-in-vitro-evaluation-of-retention-colonization-and-penetration-of-commonly-used-denture-lining-materials-by-candida-albicans
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Sushma Krishnamurthy, Rajendra B Hallikerimath
INTRODUCTION: Colonization of the surface by Candida albicans and related Candida species is one of the major concerns of denture lining materials. AIM: We evaluated retention, colonization and penetration of the four denture lining materials namely Molloplast B, Permaflex, GC Soft Liner and Ufi Gel Hard C by Candida albicans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: a) Evaluation of retention: Five test discs of each material with smooth surface on one side and rough on the other were prepared and surface roughness (Ra) was measured with profilometer...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890691/minimum-four-year-subsequent-surgery-rates-of-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion-a-meta-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-clinical-trials
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T K Wu, H Liu, B Y Wang, Y Meng
INSTRUCTION: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a well-accepted surgical management strategy for radiculopathy and/or myelopathy. However, complications sometimes required subsequent surgery at the operated and adjacent levels. Artificial cervical disc replacement (ACDR) has been accepted as the most extensive non-fusion procedure and is designed to preserve motion. However, some specific complications can result in subsequent surgery, thus, attracting the attention of investigators...
November 24, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
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