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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793074/cross-linked-electrospun-cartilage-acellular-matrix-poly-caprolactone-co-lactide-co-glycolide-nanofiber-as-an-antiadhesive-barrier
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Jin Woo Lee, Joon Yeong Park, Seung Hun Park, Min Ju Kim, Bo Ram Song, Hee-Woong Yun, Tae Woong Kang, Hak Soo Choi, Young Jick Kim, Byoung Hyun Min, Moon Suk Kim
In this work, we chose cartilage acellular matrix (CAM) as a promising antiadhesive material because CAM effectively inhibits the formation of blood vessels, and we used electrospinning to prepare antiadhesive barriers. Additionally, we synthesized N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS)-poly(caprolactone-co-lactide-co-glycolide)-NHS (MP) copolymers (to tune degradation) as a cross-linking agent for CAM. This is the first report on the development of electrospun cross-linked (Cx) CAM/MP (CA/P) nanofiber (NF) (Cx-CA/P-NF) with a tunable degradation period as an antiadhesive barrier...
May 21, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792785/two-cases-of-combined-patellar-tendon-avulsion-from-the-tibia-and-patella
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Viachaslau Bradko, William T Stoll, Lee S Haruno, Scott B Rosenfeld, Scott D McKay
Avulsion fractures of the inferior pole of the patella and proximal tibial apophysis are independently rare injuries. They occur in children due to the relative weakness of the apophyseal cartilage compared to the ligaments and tendons. The combination of these two fractures, is exceedingly rare, with only a few previously described cases in the literature. Due to the infrequent presentation of this injury, careful examination and consideration of advanced imaging is important for diagnosis and preoperative planning...
2018: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791262/flow-recirculation-in-cartilaginous-ring-cavities-of-human-trachea-model
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Jose Montoya Segnini, Humberto Bocanegra Evans, Luciano Castillo
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevailing assumption of "smooth trachea walls" in respiratory fluid dynamics research, recent investigations have demonstrated that cartilaginous rings in the trachea and main bronchi have a significant effect on the flow behavior and in particle deposition. However, there is not enough detailed information about the underlying physics of the interaction between the cartilage rings and the flow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study presents an experimental observation of a simplified Weibel-based model of the human trachea and bronchi with cartilaginous rings...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790633/diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-evaluation-of-early-blood-induced-joint-changes-comparison-with-mri
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W Foppen, I C van der Schaaf, F J A Beek, W P T M Mali, K Fischer
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent joint bleeding is the hallmark of haemophilia. Synovial hypertrophy observed with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is associated with an increased risk of future joint bleeding. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is an accurate alternative for MRI for the detection of early joint changes. METHODS: In this single centre diagnostic accuracy study, bilateral knees and ankles of haemophilia patients with no or minimal arthropathy on X-rays were scanned using POC-US and 3 Tesla MRI...
May 23, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789912/meniscal-pathologies-on-mri-correlate-with-increased-bone-tracer-uptake-in-spect-ct
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Jan Rechsteiner, Michael T Hirschmann, Milos Dordevic, Anna L Falkowski, Enrique A Testa, Felix Amsler, Anna Hirschmann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship of subchondral bone tracer uptake (BTU) on SPECT/CT and meniscal pathologies on MRI in patients with painful knees. METHODS: Twenty-five patients who had MRI and SPECT/CT within 3 months without knee surgery or grade ≥3 cartilage lesions were prospectively included. Maximum values of each subchondral femorotibial area were quantified and a ratio was calculated in relation to a femoral shaft reference region, which represented the BTU background activity...
May 22, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780615/feasibility-of-synthetic-mri-in-knee-imaging-in-routine-practice
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Sana Boudabbous, Angeliki Neroladaki, Ilias Bagetakos, Marion Hamard, Bénédicte Ma Delattre, Maria Isabel Vargas
Background: Synthetic magnetic resonance (MR) is a method allowing reduction of examination time and access to quantitative imaging. Purpose: This study sought to assess the image quality and diagnostic accuracy of synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to standard MRI in patients with knee pain. Material and Methods: In total, 22 patients underwent standard 1.5 knee MRI with an added synthetic sequence. Quantitative T1, T2, and proton density (PD) images were generated synthetically; T1, PD, and short tau inversion recovery (STIR) weighted images were created with chosen echo time (TE), repetition time (TR), and inversion time (TI)...
May 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775733/association-of-childhood-adiposity-measures-with-adulthood-knee-cartilage-defects-and-bone-marrow-lesions-a-25-year-cohort-study
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Tao Meng, Shaun Thayer, Alison Venn, Feitong Wu, Flavia Cicuttini, Lyn March, Terence Dwyer, Andrew Halliday, Marita Cross, Laura L Laslett, Graeme Jones, Changhai Ding, Benny Antony
OBJECTIVE: To describe the associations between childhood adiposity measures and adulthood knee cartilage defects and bone marrow lesions (BMLs) measured 25 years later. METHODS: 327 participants from the Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey of 1985 (aged 7-15 years) were followed up 25 years later (aged 31-41 years). Childhood measures (weight, height and skinfolds) were collected in 1985. Body mass index (BMI), overweight status and fat mass were calculated...
May 15, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774751/evaluation-of-articular-cartilage-injury-using-computed-tomography-with-axial-traction-in-the-ankle-joint
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Tomoyuki Nakasa, Yasunari Ikuta, Mikiya Sawa, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Yusuke Tsuyuguchi, Yuki Ota, Munekazu Kanemitsu, Nobuo Adachi
BACKGROUND: Although chondral or osteochondral injuries are usually assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, its accuracy can be low, presumably related to the relatively thin cartilage layer and the close apposition of the cartilage of the talus and tibial plafond. We hypothesized that axial traction could provide a contrast between the articular cartilage and joint cavity, and it enabled the simultaneous evaluation of cartilage and subchondral bone. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using computed tomography (CT) imaging with axial traction for the diagnosis of articular cartilage injuries...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774599/deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-segmentation-of-knee-joint-anatomy
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Zhaoye Zhou, Gengyan Zhao, Richard Kijowski, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate a new segmentation method using deep convolutional neural network (CNN), 3D fully connected conditional random field (CRF), and 3D simplex deformable modeling to improve the efficiency and accuracy of knee joint tissue segmentation. METHODS: A segmentation pipeline was built by combining a semantic segmentation CNN, 3D fully connected CRF, and 3D simplex deformable modeling. A convolutional encoder-decoder network was designed as the core of the segmentation method to perform high resolution pixel-wise multi-class tissue classification for 12 different joint structures...
May 17, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772993/shoulder-lesion-in-a-69-year-old-woman
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Andrew J Hayden, Srinivas Kolla, Adele L Boskey, Steven Burekhovich, Chuanyong Lu, Michael Stracher, Aditya V Maheshwari
Milwaukee Shoulder Syndrome (MSS) is a painful progressive arthropathy in which hydroxyapatite crystal deposition in synovial tissue induces lysosomal release of collagenase and neutral proteases. These enzymes are destructive to periarticular tissue, including the synovium, articular cartilage, rotator cuff muscles, and the intrasynovial cortical bone. MSS predominantly occurring in women (90%) over the age of 70 years of age with a clinical history marked by recurrent joint effusions and pain, which classically worsens at night...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769051/knee-dgemric-at-7-t-comparison-against-1-5-t-and-evaluation-of-t-1-mapping-methods
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Pernilla Peterson, Carl Johan Tiderius, Emma Olsson, Björn Lundin, Lars E Olsson, Jonas Svensson
BACKGROUND: dGEMRIC (delayed Gadolinium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Image of Cartilage) is a well-established technique for cartilage quality assessment in osteoarthritis at clinical field strengths. The method is robust, but requires injection of contrast agent and a cumbersome examination procedure. New non-contrast-agent-based techniques for cartilage quality assessment are currently being developed at 7 T. However, dGEMRIC remains an important reference technique during this development...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763348/histological-alterations-from-condyle-repositioning-with-functional-appliances-in-rats
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Michiko Nakatsuka, Shunji Kumabe
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the morphological and histological alterations of the condyle of rats undergoing forward mandibular repositioning via functional appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional appliances were mounted onto the upper jaws of rats. Morphological analysis was conducted on micro-CT images of sacrificed animals. Histological changes in condyle were examined by immunohistochemistry using proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1), interleukin 1b (IL-1β), Aggrecan and Type II collagen...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755276/primary-mesenchymal-chondrosarcoma-of-the-orbit-histopathological-report-of-3-pediatric-cases
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Hind M Alkatan, Charles G Eberhart, Khalid M Alshomar, Sahar M Elkhamary, Azza M Y Maktabi
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) is an unusual tumor mainly found in the skeleton. Around third of the cases occur in extra-skeletal sites with the orbit being the third most common site in these cases. In previous reviews of the orbital cases, it has been concluded that orbital MCS tends to occur in women in the second or third decades of life. However, 8 cases of orbital MCS have been reported so far in the pediatric age group (age less than 18 years-old) one of which has been considered congenital MCS in a 5-days old newborn girl...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754519/the-role-of-imaging-in-early-diagnosis-and-prevention-of-joint-damage-in-inflammatory-arthritis
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Jiang Yue, Dongze Wu, Lai-Shan Tam
Inflammatory arthritis is characterized by chronic inflammation in the synovium, associated with degradation of cartilage and erosion of juxta-articular bone. The bone loss and joint destruction mediated by aberrant immunological responses resulting in proinflammatory cytokine release and various immune cell activation are known as osteoimmunology. Areas covered: A structured literature search including Medline and PubMed, Cochrane meta-analyses and abstracts of international congresses was performed to review joint damage in inflammatory arthritis in terms of pathogenesis, novel imaging assessment and prevention...
May 13, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753949/associations-between-knee-structural-measures-circulating-inflammatory-factors-and-mmp13-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Guangfeng Ruan, Jianhua Xu, Kang Wang, Juan Wu, Qicui Zhu, Jiale Ren, Fuqin Bian, Bingru Chang, Xiaochun Bai, Weiyu Han, Changhai Ding
OBJECTIVE: To investigate cross-sectional associations between serum level of MMP13 and knee structural measures and circulating inflammatory factors in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: A total of 149 subjects with symptomatic knee OA were included. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) volume, IPFP signal intensity alternation, cartilage volume and cartilage defects. Knee radiography was used to assess radiographic OA using the Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) grading system...
May 10, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750846/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-skeletal-scintigraphy-for-the-causes-of-front-foot-pain-determined-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Laura E Quiney, Joanne L Ireland, Sue J Dyson
There is good correlation between increased radiopharmaceutical uptake anywhere in the feet of sports or leisure horses and the presence of foot pain. However, low sensitivity of scintigraphy for identifying lesions contributing to foot pain as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been reported. The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional, analytical study was to assess the accuracy of scintigraphy for identifying the cause(s) of foot pain, using MRI as the reference standard. Sports and leisure horses that underwent both skeletal scintigraphy and MRI of the front feet between March 2008 and December 2014 and for which a definitive diagnosis of the cause(s) of front foot pain was reached were included (121 feet of 70 horses)...
May 11, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744930/a-multicontrast-imaging-method-using-steady-state-free-precession-with-alternating-rf-flip-angles
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Joonsoo Kim, Hyunseok Seo, Seohee So, HyunWook Park
PURPOSE: To obtain multicontrast images including fat-suppressed contrast image, a novel multicontrast imaging method using an SSFP sequence with alternating RF flip angles is proposed. METHODS: The proposed method uses the balanced SSFP sequence with 2 flip angles. In general, the conventional balanced SSFP sequence has its own unique contrast, which combines both FID signal and echo signal under a steady-state condition. By using alternating RF flip angles and RF phase cycling, various image contrasts weighted by proton density, T1 , and T2 can be obtained...
May 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744321/morphology-of-intra-articular-structures-and-histology-of-menisci-of-knee-joint
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Monika Gupta, Parmod Kumar Goyal, Poonam Singh, Anu Sharma
Introduction: Menisci and cruciate ligaments are intra-articular structures of knee, and injury to these structures is common. Morphometric data gained in the study will help in analyzing the variations among humans and correlating it with the possibility, location, and type of injuries as well as better interpretation of structures during magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopy which will further help in reconstructive surgeries of knee. Materials and Methods: Width and thickness of the medial menisci (MM), lateral menisci (LM), and maximum length and width of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) were taken on twenty knees...
April 2018: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738680/autologous-osteochondral-mosaicplasty-for-centrally-and-laterally-located-advanced-capitellar-osteochondritis-dissecans-in-teenage-athletes-clinical-outcomes-radiography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Tadanao Funakoshi, Daisuke Momma, Yuki Matsui, Tamotsu Kamishima, Yuichiro Matsui, Daisuke Kawamura, Yusuke Nagano, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty (ie, mosaicplasty) results in satisfactory clinical outcomes and reliable return to play for patients with large or unstable lesions due to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum. However, the association between the healing of the reconstructed cartilage and clinical outcomes remains unclear. PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of mosaicplasty in teenage athletes through use of clinical scores and imaging...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737732/-clinical-analysis-of-arytenoid-cartilage-reposition-with-snake-mouth-forceps-for-the-arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation
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Qing Xiang Zhang, Shuang Ba He, Zi Gang Che, Hui Ying Hu, Ya Qun Liu, Yuan Yuan Lu, Zhen Kun Yu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical effect of the arytenoid cartilage reposition using snake mouth reduction forceps under general anesthesia. METHODS: Data of twenty-six cases accepted arytenoid cartilage reposition under intravenous general anesthesia were analyzed, nineteen cases accepted laryngeal CT scan and cricoarytenoid joint reconstruction, all patients underwent endolaryngeal muscle electromyography examination. According to the position of cartilage dislocation prompted by laryngoscope and CT, the arytenoid cartilage was repositoned under the visual laryngoscope using special snake mouth reduction forceps...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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