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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245144/the-myorobot-a-novel-automated-biomechatronics-system-to-assess-voltage-ca2-biosensors-and-active-passive-biomechanics-in-muscle-and-biomaterials
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M Haug, B Reischl, G Prölß, C Pollmann, T Buckert, C Keidel, S Schürmann, M Hock, S Rupitsch, M Heckel, T Pöschel, T Scheibel, C Haynl, L Kiriaev, S I Head, O Friedrich
We engineered an automated biomechatronics system, MyoRobot, for robust objective and versatile assessment of muscle or polymer materials (bio-)mechanics. It covers multiple levels of muscle biosensor assessment, e.g. membrane voltage or contractile apparatus Ca2+ ion responses (force resolution 1µN, 0-10mN for the given sensor; [Ca2+] range ~ 100nM-25µM). It replaces previously tedious manual protocols to obtain exhaustive information on active/passive biomechanical properties across various morphological tissue levels...
December 7, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245139/scapular-focused-exercise-treatment-protocol-for-shoulder-impingement-symptoms-three-dimensional-scapular-kinematics-analysis
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Gisele Harumi Hotta, Adriane Lopes Santos, Kevin James McQuade, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to describe the effects of a periscapular strengthening and neuromuscular training protocol in three-dimensional scapular kinematics and resting positioning in participants with shoulder impingement symptoms. Self-reported function was also evaluated. METHOD: The study group comprised 50 subjects with shoulder impingement syndrome (control group, n=25; treatment group, n=25). The treatment group underwent 8weeks of neuromuscular training and periscapular strengthening...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244694/failure-of-patellar-plating-with-mini-fragment-implants-a-case-report
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Daniel T Miles, Matthew L Graves, Clay A Spitler, Patrick F Bergin
CASE: A 40-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a comminuted fracture of the patella with separation of the bone fragments. The patient underwent an open reduction and osteosynthesis using medial and lateral 2.0-mm nonlocking plates, which subsequently led to pain in the anterior and posterior aspects of the knee. CONCLUSION: In this patient, bicolumnar nonlocking plating was unable to adequately resist the tensile forces of the extensor mechanism...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244032/evaluation-methods-as-quality-control-in-the-generation-of-decellularized-peripheral-nerve-allografts
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Charlot Philips, Ria Cornelissen, Víctor Carriel
Nowadays, the high incidence of peripheral nerve injuries and the low success ratio of surgical treatments are driving research to the generation of novel alternatives to repair critical nerve defects. In this sense, tissue engineering emerged as a possible alternative with special attention for decellularization techniques. Tissue decellularization offers the possibility to obtain a cell-free, natural extracellular matrix (ECM), characterized by an adequate three-dimensional organization and proper molecular composition to repair different tissues or organs, including peripheral nerves...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243683/the-comparison-of-cement-and-screw-retained-crowns-from-technical-and-biological-points-of-view
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Aira Ragauskaitė, Gediminas Žekonis, Juozas Žilinskas, Alvydas Gleiznys, Eglė Ivanauskienė, Darius Gleiznys
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to evaluate the most common complications in implant prosthodontics with porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, to evaluate the influence of biomechanical properties on fractures and cracks of veneered porcelain, and to compare the effects of crowns with different connections on soft tissues. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A search of literature in the English language between 2009 and 2015 was conducted using the following databases: Medline via PubMed, Science Direct, Wiley online library, Taylor& Francis, and Cochrane library...
2017: Stomatologija
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243353/first-in-human-evaluation-of-the-vascular-biocompatibility-and-biomechanical-performance-of-a-novel-ultra-high-molecular-weight-amorphous-plla-bioresorbable-scaffold-in-the-absence-of-anti-proliferative-drugs-two-year-imaging-results-in-humans
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Miguel Moncada, Juan A Delgado, Antonio Colombo, Pawel Gasior, Kamal Ramzipoor, Alex Estrada, Chang Lee, Danny Dokko, Juan F Granada
OBJECTIVES: In this first-in-human study, we prospectively studied the vascular compatibility and mechanical performance of a novel bare ultra-high molecular weight amorphous PLLA bioresorbable scaffold (BRS, FORTITUDE®, Amaranth Medical, Mountain View, California) up to two years after implantation using multimodality imaging techniques. BACKGROUND: The vascular biocompatibility of polymers used in BRS has not been fully characterized in the absence of anti-proliferative drugs...
December 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242977/the-mechanism-in-junctional-failure-of-thoraco-lumbar-fusions-part-i-biomechanical-analysis-of-mechanisms-responsible-of-vertebral-overstress-and-description-of-the-cervical-inclination-angle-cia
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Jean-Charles Le Huec, Jonathon Richards, Andreas Tsoupras, Rachel Price, Amélie Léglise, Antonio A Faundez
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to describe the biomechanical theory explaining junctional breakdowns in thoraco-lumbar fusions, by taking the example of vertebral compression fractures. Also, a new angle, the cervical inclination angle (CIA), describing the relative position of the head at each vertebral level, is presented. METHODS: For the CIA, the data were collected from 137 asymptomatic subjects of a prospective database, containing clinical and radiologic informations...
December 14, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242963/effect-of-strontium-ranelate-on-the-muscle-and-vertebrae-of-ovariectomized-rats
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D Saul, B Harlas, A Ahrabi, R L Kosinsky, D B Hoffmann, M Wassmann, R Wigger, K O Böker, S Sehmisch, M Komrakova
Osteoporosis is often accompanied by sarcopenia. The effect of strontium ranelate (SR) on muscle tissue has not been investigated sufficiently. In this study, the effect of different SR treatments on muscle was studied. Additionally, the lumbar vertebrae were analyzed. Three-month-old female rats were divided into five groups (n = 12): Group 1: untreated (NON-OVX); Group 2: ovariectomized and left untreated (OVX); Group 3: SR after OVX until the study ended (13 weeks, SR prophylaxis and therapy = pr+th); Group 4: OVX and SR for 8 weeks (SR prophylaxis = pr); Group 5: SR for 5 weeks from the 8 week after OVX (SR therapy = SR th)...
December 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242798/anterior-elbow-pain-caused-by-compression-of-the-lateral-antebrachial-cutaneous-nerve
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Sean M Booth, Abdulbaset Abosala, Chris Peach
Introduction: The complex anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow joint can lead to diagnostic uncertainty when a clinician is determining the cause of a patient's anterior elbow pain. We present a case of anterior elbow pain with an uncommon and often overlooked etiology. Elbow pain due to compression of the lateral antebrachial nerve (LACN) has an unknown incidence or prevalence. Case Report: A 27-year-old left-hand dominant male presented to our orthopedic elbow clinic complaining of bilateral elbow clicking and discomfort which had been present for several years...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242757/differential-gene-transcription-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-response-to-in-vivo-corneal-crosslinking-cxl-in-rabbit-corneas
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Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Emilio A Torres Netto, Farhad Hafezi
Purpose: We studied changes in gene transcription after corneal crosslinking (CXL) in the rabbit cornea in vivo and identified potential molecular signaling pathways. Methods: A total of 15 corneas of eight male New-Zealand-White rabbits were de-epithelialized and equally divided into five groups. Group 1 served as an untreated control. Groups 2 to 5 were soaked with 0.1% riboflavin for 20 minutes, which in Groups 3 to 5 was followed by UV-A irradiation at a fluence of 5...
December 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242275/igfbp7-regulates-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Wei Zhang, Erman Chen, Mo Chen, Chenyi Ye, Yiying Qi, Qianhai Ding, Hang Li, Deting Xue, Xiang Gao, Zhijun Pan
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7), a low-affinity IGF binder, may play an important role in bone metabolism. However, its function in osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated its effects on osteogenic differentiation. Overexpression of IGFBP7 enhanced the expression of osteo-specific genes and proteins, and IGFBP7 knockdown decreased osteogenesis-specific markers. More mineral deposits and higher alkaline phosphatase activity were observed after the up-regulation of IGFBP7 Moreover, β-catenin levels were up-regulated by the overexpression of IGFBP7 or the addition of extracellular IGFBP7 protein and were reduced by the depletion of IGFBP7 The increase in osteogenic differentiation due to the overexpression of IGFBP7 was partially decreased by specific Wnt/β-catenin signaling inhibitors...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241816/triple-bundle-anatomical-reconstruction-using-the-coracoacromial-ligament-and-the-short-head-of-biceps-tendon-to-stabilize-chronic-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocations-a-cadaver-feasibility-study
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M Le Hanneur, D Delgrande, T Lafosse, J-D Werthel, P Hardy, B Elhassan
INTRODUCTION: In cases of chronic acromioclavicular joint separation, the biomechanical properties of anatomical reconstructions are closer to the native configuration than the Weaver-Dunn procedure. Consequently, the radiological and clinical outcomes are better. However, an additional incision is needed to harvest the graft, which increases the procedure's morbidity. HYPOTHESIS: Triple-bundle reconstruction can be performed with the coracoacromial ligament (CAL) and the semi conjoined tendon (SCT)...
December 11, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241415/biomechanically-determined-hand-force-limits-protecting-the-low-back-during-occupational-pushing-and-pulling-tasks
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Eric B Weston, Alexander Aurand, Jonathan S Dufour, Gregory G Knapik, William S Marras
Though biomechanically-determined guidelines exist for lifting, existing recommendations for pushing and pulling were developed using a psychophysical approach. The current study aimed to establish objective hand force limits based on the results of a biomechanical assessment of the forces on the lumbar spine during occupational pushing and pulling activities. Sixty-two subjects performed pushing and pulling tasks in a laboratory setting. An electromyography-assisted biomechanical model estimated spinal loads, while hand force and turning torque were measured via hand transducers...
December 15, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241108/the-efficacy-of-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-with-lumbosacral-fixation-and-fusion-in-the-treatment-of-congenital-scoliosis-a-more-than-2-year-follow-up-study
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Qiunan Lyu, Bowen Hu, Chunguang Zhou, Limin Liu, Yueming Song, Xi Yang, Liang Wang, Lei Wang
OBJECTIVE: Hemivertebrae (HV) located at the lower lumbar or lumbosacral region often produce early trunk imbalance and long compensatory curves. Because of the biomechanical characteristics of the lumbosacral junction, the rate of instrumentation failures at the region has always been high. Our study aimed to evaluate the results of posterior HV resection with lumbosacral fixation and fusion in the treatment of congenital scoliosis and to make a preliminary analysis of the possible risk factors for instrument failures...
December 9, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240789/how-to-quantitatively-evaluate-safety-of-driver-behavior-upon-accident-a-biomechanical-methodology
#15
Wen Zhang, Jieer Cao, Jun Xu
How to evaluate driver spontaneous reactions in various collision patterns in a quantitative way is one of the most important topics in vehicle safety. Firstly, this paper constructs representative numerical crash scenarios described by impact velocity, impact angle and contact position based on finite element (FE) computation platform. Secondly, a driver cabin model is extracted and described in the well validated multi-rigid body (MB) model to compute the value of weighted injury criterion to quantitatively assess drivers' overall injury under certain circumstances...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239859/sensing-the-flow-beneath-the-fins
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Meghali Bora, Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli, Jianmin Miao, Michael Triantafyllou
Flow sensing, maneuverability, energy efficiency and vigilance of surroundings are the key factors that dictate the performance of marine animals. Be it swimming at high speeds, attack or escape maneuvers, sensing and survival hydrodynamics are a constant feature of life in the ocean. Fishes are capable of performing energy efficient maneuvers, including capturing energy from vortical structures in water. These impressive capabilities are made possible by the uncanny ability of fish to sense minute pressure and flow variations on their body...
December 14, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239252/single-bundle-vs-double-bundle-anatomical-reconstruction-of-the-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-biomechanical-study
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Megan L Jimenez, Stephen D Hioe, Amir R Kachooei, Jonathan W Shearin, Christopher M Jones, Michael Rivlin
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study is to compare the biomechanical properties of anatomic (double-bundle) versus single-bundle reconstruction of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in a cadaveric model. METHODS: Twelve fresh frozen cadaver hands were randomly assigned to single- or double-bundle reconstruction groups using a palmaris longus autograft and tenodesis screws. Two blinded examiners performed mechanical testing and measurements using fluoroscopic imaging...
December 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238826/a-re-engineered-software-interface-and-workflow-for-the-open-source-simvascular-cardiovascular-modeling-package
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Hongzhi Lan, Adam Updegrove, Nathan Wilson, Gabriel D Maher, Shawn C Shadden, Alison Marsden
Patient-specific simulation plays an important role in cardiovascular disease research, diagnosis, surgical planning and medical device design, as well as education in cardiovascular biomechanics. SimVascular is an open-source software package encompassing an entire cardiovascular modeling and simulation pipeline from image segmentation, 3D solid modeling, and mesh generation, to patient-specific simulation and analysis. SimVascular is widely used for cardiovascular basic science and clinical research as well as education, following increased adoption by users and development of a GATEWAY web portal to facilitate educational access...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238817/finite-element-framework-for-computational-fluid-dynamics-in-febio
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Dr Gerard A Ateshian, Jay J Shim, Steve A Maas, Jeffrey A Weiss
The mechanics of biological fluids is an important topic in biomechanics, often requiring the use computational tools to analyze problems with realistic geometries and material properties. This study describes the formulation and implementation of a finite element framework for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in FEBio, a free software designed to meet the computational needs of the biomechanics and biophysics communities (febio.org). This formulation models nearly incompressible flow with a compressible isothermal formulation that uses a physically realistic value for the fluid bulk modulus...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238512/an-approach-to-developing-customized-total-knee-replacement-implants
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Xinyu Li, Changjiang Wang, Yuan Guo, Weiyi Chen
Total knee replacement (TKR) has been performed for patients with end-stage knee joint arthritis to relieve pain and gain functions. Most knee replacement patients can gain satisfactory knee functions; however, the range of motion of the implanted knee is variable. There are many designs of TKR implants; it has been suggested by some researchers that customized implants could offer a better option for patients. Currently, the 3-dimensional knee model of a patient can be created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) data using image processing techniques...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
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