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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097935/finite-element-simulations-of-the-head-brain-responses-to-the-top-impacts-of-a-construction-helmet-effects-of-the-neck-and-body-mass
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John Z Wu, Christopher S Pan, Bryan M Wimer, Charles L Rosen
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common severely disabling injuries in the United States. Construction helmets are considered essential personal protective equipment for reducing traumatic brain injury risks at work sites. In this study, we proposed a practical finite element modeling approach that would be suitable for engineers to optimize construction helmet design. The finite element model includes all essential anatomical structures of a human head (i.e. skin, scalp, skull, cerebrospinal fluid, brain, medulla, spinal cord, cervical vertebrae, and discs) and all major engineering components of a construction helmet (i...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077236/high-resolution-ultrahigh-pressure-long-column-reversed-phase-liquid-chromatography-for-top-down-proteomics
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Yufeng Shen, Nikola Tolić, Paul D Piehowski, Anil K Shukla, Sangtae Kim, Rui Zhao, Yi Qu, Errol Robinson, Richard D Smith, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić
Separation of proteoforms for global intact protein analysis (i.e. top-down proteomics) has lagged well behind what is achievable for peptides in traditional bottom-up proteomic approach and is becoming a true bottle neck for top-down proteomics. Herein, we report use of long (≥1M) columns containing short alkyl (C1-C4) bonded phases to achieve high-resolution RPLC for separation of proteoforms. At a specific operation pressure limit (i.e., 96.5MPa or 14Kpsi used in this work), column length was found to be the most important factor for achieving maximal resolution separation of proteins when 1...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067967/feasibility-of-using-the-retroauricular-approach-without-endoscopic-or-robotic-assistance-for-excision-of-benign-neck-masses
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Dongbin Ahn, Jin Ho Sohn, Gil Joon Lee, Ki Ha Hwang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the feasibility of using a retroauricular approach for excision of benign upper neck mass lesions without assistance of an endoscopic or robotic system. METHODS: We enrolled 23 patients with benign neck mass lesions of the parotid gland, submandibular gland, and the level II/III region who underwent surgery via a retroauricular approach. RESULTS: In 22 of 23 patients (95...
January 9, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053877/metabolomic-analysis-identifies-differentially-produced-oral-metabolites-including-the-oncometabolite-2-hydroxyglutarate-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Pranab K Mukherjee, Pauline Funchain, Mauricio Retuerto, Richard J Jurevic, Nicole Fowler, Brian Burkey, Charis Eng, Mahmoud A Ghannoum
BACKGROUND: Metabolomics represents a promising approach for discovering novel targets and biomarkers in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Here we used metabolomics to identify oral metabolites associated with HNSCC. METHODS: Tumor and adjacent normal tissue from surgical resections and presurgical oral washes as well as oral washes were collected from healthy participants. Metabolites extractions of these samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (LC/MS), LC/MS/MS and gas chromatography-MS (GC/MS)...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053701/primary-thyroid-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rita Peixoto, João Correia Pinto, Virgínia Soares, Pedro Koch, António Taveira Gomes
INTRODUCTION: A rapidly enlarging mass of the anterior compartment of the neck with compressive symptoms may represent, among other diagnosis, a neoplasm of the thyroid gland. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a 59-year-old woman referred to the endocrine surgical unit because of compressive cervical symptoms for 3 months. The cervical ultrasound revealed a sub-sternal goiter with heterogeneous echo structure and the fine-needle aspirating cytology was inconclusive...
January 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026203/sexual-dimorphism-in-bone-muscle-relationship-in-young-adults
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Vera Zymbal, Kathleen F Janz, Fátima Baptista
The purpose of this study was to analyse associations between lean soft tissue (LST), a surrogate of skeletal muscle mass and key fracture-related geometric characteristics of the proximal femur. Moreover, we examined the role that muscle played on the proximal femur geometry in response to physical activity (PA). Participants were 83 young adults. Leg LST (exposure) was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Proximal femur geometry was derived from a left hip DXA scan. Geometric variables (outcomes) included the femoral neck axis length (FNAL), the femoral neck width (FNW), the neck-shaft angle and FNW|FNAL (an index of robustness)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011093/influence-of-different-stabilizers-on-the-encapsulation-of-desmopressin-acetate-into-plga-nanoparticles
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Daniel Primavessy, Nazende Günday-Türeli, Marc Schneider
To address targeting and bioavailability issues of peptidic drugs like desmopressin, the encapsulation into nanoparticles (NP) has become standard in pharmaceutics. This study investigated the encapsulation of desmopressin into PLGA NP by the use of pharmaceutically common stabilizers as a precursor to future, optional targeting and bioavailability experiments. Polymer dry weights were measured by freeze drying and thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA). Particle sizes (ranging between 105 and 130 nm, PDI < 0...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974173/multivariate-analysis-as-an-advantageous-approach-for-prediction-of-the-adverse-outcome-in-head-and-neck-microvascular-reconstructive-surgery
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Pawel Golusinski, Jakub Pazdrowski, Mateusz Szewczyk, Piotr Pieńkowski, Ewa Majchrzak, Augusto Schneider, Michal M Masternak, Wojciech Golusinski
BACKGROUND: The use of a free flap has become a mainstay of reconstruction following the ablative surgery in head and neck. The success rates are about 90%, however, several factors have been described to have an adverse effect on free flap survival. METHODS: We have performed a retrospective analysis of the treatment outcome of 93 microvascular flaps and evaluated the factors influencing the risk of flap loss including patients' age, body mass index, smoking, general medical history and previous oncological treatment...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920856/tongue-base-schwannoma-differential-diagnosis-and-imaging-features-with-a-case-presentation
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Zain Badar, Zerwa Farooq, Daniel Zaccarini, Sajeev R Ezhapilli
Schwannomas are slow growing, encapsulated neoplasms that arise from the nerve sheath. A vast majority of these benign neoplasms occur in the head and neck region, most commonly involving the 8th cranial nerve. Schwannomas arising from the base of tongue are very rare and, thus, can easily escape the list of differential diagnosis for a posterior tongue mass. A systematic approach is recommended for diagnosis of a posterior tongue mass, with neoplastic, infectious, and congenital categories. We report a case of a 24-year-old female, who presented with pressure sensation in the throat...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913808/treatment-of-upper-extremity-venous-aneurysms-with-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-covered-stent
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David Parizh, Jesse Victory, Syed Ali Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
BACKGROUND: Venous aneurysms of the upper torso are uncommon in contrast to the abdomen and lower extremities. Mostly silent, they can cause significant morbidity. Large or symptomatic venous aneurysms are generally treated with open resection. To our knowledge, there are no documented cases of head and neck venous aneurysms treated by a hybrid endovascular and open approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old female presented with the complaint of pain and increasing size of a supraclavicular mass...
December 2, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909818/presto-lift-a-facelift-that-preserves-the-retaining-ligaments-and-smas-tethering
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Wolfgang Funk
BACKGROUND: Producing youthful facial appearance by face-lifting often comes along with an undesired loss of patient's individual phenotype. This may result from insufficient preservation of retaining ligaments, the "guardians of facial identify," and from severance of the intersegmental connections of the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS), which tether, structure, and compartmentalize facial soft tissue into defined, relevant anatomical zones. METHODS: The technique reported here preserves most retaining ligaments...
December 2, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895906/respiratory-distress-associated-with-heterotopic-gastrointestinal-cysts-of-the-oral-cavity-a-case-report
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Marco Antonio Méndez Sáenz, Mario de Jesús Villegas González, Marco A Ponce Camacho, Lucia M Cavazos Cavazos, Bárbara Sáenz Ibarra, Blanca I Esquivel García, José Luis Treviño González
Heterotopic gastrointestinal cysts of the oral cavity are benign lesions usually discovered during infancy. Their pathogenesis is not very clear. They are rare congenital anomalies that result from remnants of foregut-derived epithelium in the head, neck, thorax or abdomen during embryonic development. The majority of these lesions occur in the anterior ventral surface of the tongue and extend to the floor of the mouth. They are confused clinically by surgeons in cases of head and neck masses in children as ranulas, dermoid and thyroglossal cysts, and lymphangioma...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879586/separation-aspiration-and-fat-equalization-safe-liposuction-concepts-for-comprehensive-body-contouring
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Simeon H Wall, Michael R Lee
BACKGROUND: Separation, aspiration, and fatty equilibration (SAFE) liposuction uses a process approach to body contouring and minimizes injury to surrounding structures. The multistep process allows for (1) fat separation, (2) lipoaspiration, and (3) fat equalization. The purpose of this study was to review both outcomes and complications of primary SAFE liposuction. METHODS: Retrospective chart review was completed of patients undergoing SAFE liposuction from January of 2006 to January of 2011...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873099/metastasis-to-the-thyroid-gland-a-critical-review
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Iain J Nixon, Andrés Coca-Pelaz, Anna I Kaleva, Asterios Triantafyllou, Peter Angelos, Randall P Owen, Alessandra Rinaldo, Ashok R Shaha, Carl E Silver, Alfio Ferlito
BACKGROUND: Metastasis to the thyroid gland from nonthyroid sites is an uncommon clinical presentation in surgical practice. The aim of this review was to assess its incidence management and outcomes. METHODS: A literature review was performed to identify reports of metastases to the thyroid gland. Both clinical and autopsy series were included. RESULTS: Metastases to the gland may be discovered at the time of diagnosis of the primary tumor, after preoperative investigation of a neck mass, or on histologic examination of a thyroidectomy specimen...
November 21, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857822/revision-of-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-with-well-fixed-and-positioned-acetabular-component-using-a-dual-mobility-head-and-review-of-literature
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Guillem Figueras, Ramón Vives Planell, Ramón Serra Fernàndez, Joan Camí Biayna
BACKGROUND: As a consequence of use of metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties some patients have precised revision for pain or metal hipersensivity reactions among other causes. We propose to salvage monoblock acetabular component and femoral component using a dual-mobility head and perform a lower morbidity operation in young patients preserving host bone stock in cases with well fixed and positioned components. OBJECTIVE: (1) What clinical problems have been reported in patients with Metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties? (2) Could the tribocorrosion potentially cause a fracture of neck femoral component? (3) Can be the dual-mobility head a recourse in metal-on-metal hip revision? METHODS: Ten patients were revised for pain or/and raised Cobalt/Chromium levels between August 2012 and December 2015...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813155/risk-and-prevention-of-fracture-in-patients-with-major-medical-illnesses-a-mini-review
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Steven R Cummings, Richard Eastell
Patients with several medical conditions, including Parkinson's disease, recent stroke, HIV, and heart failure, have a high risk of hip fracture. These patients will also have more severe consequences of a hip fracture, including a greater chance of dying and more prolonged disability. Together, there are nearly as many patients with medical conditions that substantially increase the risk of hip fracture as there are people with osteoporosis by femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD). The contributions of falling and decreased bone mass to the increased risks with these conditions are not certain...
December 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788385/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-gastric-schwannoma-a-case-report
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Edgar Vargas Flores, Francisco Bevia Pérez, Pablo Ramirez Mendoza, José Arturo Velázquez García, Oscar Alejandro Ortega Román
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are a group spindle cell tumors which include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas and schwannomas (Nishida and Hirota, 2000). Schwannomas generally present as a slow and asymptomatic growing mass in the gastrointestinal tract typically arising in the gastric submucosa accounting for up to 0.2% of gastric tumors (Melvin and Wilkinson, 1993; Sarlomo-Rikala M, Miettinen, 1995). TREATMENT: with negative surgical margin resection (as approached in this case) is considered the standard treatment...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787486/minimally-invasive-cervical-spine-surgery
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Branko Skovrlj, Sheeraz A Qureshi
AIM: Degenerative disorders of the cervical spine requiring surgical intervention have become increasingly more common over the past decade. Traditionally, open surgical approaches have been the mainstay of surgical treatment. More commonly, minimally invasive techniques are being developed with the intent to decrease surgical morbidity and iatrogenic spinal instability. This study will review four minimally invasive cervical techniques that have been increasingly utilized in the treatment of degenerative cervical spine disease...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770838/thyroid-gland-metastasis-from-cancer-of-the-uterine-cervix-an-extremely-rare-case-report
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Suleyman Utku Celik, Dilara Besli, Serpil Dizbay Sak, Volkan Genc
The thyroid gland is a relatively uncommon site for a metastatic disease, although it is richly supplied with blood. The metastases may originate from various primary sites, mainly kidney, lung, head and neck, and breast. Thyroid metastasis from cervical carcinomas is extremely rare; and only a few cases have been previously reported in the literature. In patient with thyroid nodules and an oncological history, the possibility of thyroid metastasis should be seriously considered. Despite the rarity of the metastasis of cervical carcinoma to the thyroid, it is difficult to say appropriate treatment approach for these lesions...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760899/small-nonfunctional-parathyroid-cysts-single-institution-experience
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Ljubica Fustar Preradovic, Davorin Danic, Radan Dzodic
Parathyroid cysts (PCs) account for less than 1% of all parathyroid lesions and are most commonly located along thyroid lobes, rarely at ectopic sites. PCs are important because they can pose a differential diagnostic challenge against other cystic formations of the neck. PCs can be functional (elevated serum parathyroid hormone level) and nonfunctional. Four cases of nonfunctional PCs are presented. All four female patients underwent physical examination and ultrasonography of the neck with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UG-FNA)...
October 19, 2016: Endocrine Journal
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