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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911139/volumetric-response-of-intracranial-meningioma-after-photon-or-particle-irradiation
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Petra Mozes, Jan Oliver Dittmar, Daniel Habermehl, Eric Tonndorf-Martini, Katalin Hideghety, Anne Dittmar, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are usually slow growing, well circumscribed intracranial tumors. In symptom-free cases observation with close follow-up imaging could be performed. Symptomatic meningiomas could be surgically removed and/or treated with radiotherapy. The study aimed to evaluate the volumetric response of intracranial meningiomas at different time points after photon, proton, and a mixed photon and carbon ion boost irradiation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In Group A 38 patients received proton therapy (median dose: 56 GyE in 1...
December 2, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908171/automated-detection-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-of-all-sizes-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Mohsen Ghafoorian, Nico Karssemeijer, Inge W M van Uden, Frank-Erik de Leeuw, Tom Heskes, Elena Marchiori, Bram Platel
PURPOSE: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are seen on FLAIR-MRI in several neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinsonism, stroke and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). WMHs are often used as biomarkers for prognosis or disease progression in these diseases, and additionally longitudinal quantification of WMHs is used to evaluate therapeutic strategies. Human readers show considerable disagreement and inconsistency on detection of small lesions. A multitude of automated detection algorithms for WMHs exists, but since most of the current automated approaches are tuned to optimize segmentation performance according to Jaccard or Dice scores, smaller WMHs often go undetected in these approaches...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908099/molecular-dynamics-study-of-nano-porous-materials-enhancement-of-mobility-of-li-ions-in-lithium-disilicate
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Junko Habasaki
In several nano-porous materials and their composites, enhancement of ionic conductivity has been reported and several mechanisms having different origins have been proposed so far. In the present work, ionic motion of Li ions in porous lithium disilicates is examined by molecular dynamics simulation in the constant volume conditions and the enhancement of the dynamics is predicted. Structures and dynamics of ions in a nano-porous system were characterized and visualized to clarify the mechanism of the enhancement...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905410/association-between-preterm-brain-injury-and-exposure-to-chorioamnionitis-during-fetal-life
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Devasuda Anblagan, Rozalia Pataky, Margaret J Evans, Emma J Telford, Ahmed Serag, Sarah Sparrow, Chinthika Piyasena, Scott I Semple, Alastair Graham Wilkinson, Mark E Bastin, James P Boardman
Preterm infants are susceptible to inflammation-induced white matter injury but the exposures that lead to this are uncertain. Histologic chorioamnionitis (HCA) reflects intrauterine inflammation, can trigger a fetal inflammatory response, and is closely associated with premature birth. In a cohort of 90 preterm infants with detailed placental histology and neonatal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data at term equivalent age, we used Tract-based Spatial Statistics (TBSS) to perform voxel-wise statistical comparison of fractional anisotropy (FA) data and computational morphometry analysis to compute the volumes of whole brain, tissue compartments and cerebrospinal fluid, to test the hypothesis that HCA is an independent antenatal risk factor for preterm brain injury...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905017/an-evaluation-of-preparedness-delivery-and-impact-of-surgical-and-anesthesia-care-in-madagascar-a-framework-for-a-national-surgical-plan
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Emily Bruno, Michelle C White, Linden S Baxter, Vaonandianina Agnès Ravelojaona, Hasiniaina Narindria Rakotoarison, Hery Harimanitra Andriamanjato, Kristin L Close, Alison Herbert, Nakul Raykar, Saurabh Saluja, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (LCoGS) described the lack of access to safe, affordable, timely surgical, and anesthesia care. It proposed a series of 6 indicators to measure surgery, accompanied by time-bound targets and a template for national surgical planning. To date, no sub-Saharan African country has completed and published a nationwide evaluation of its surgical system within this framework. METHOD: Mercy Ships, in partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Madagascar Ministry of Health, collected data on the 6 indicators from 22 referral hospitals in 16 out of 22 regions of Madagascar...
November 30, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899081/endoscopic-endonasal-pituitary-adenomas-surgery-the-surgical-experience-of-178-consecutive-patients-and-learning-curve-of-two-neurosurgeons
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Xuefei Shou, Ming Shen, Qilin Zhang, Yichao Zhang, Wenqiang He, Zengyi Ma, Yao Zhao, Shiqi Li, Yongfei Wang
BACKGROUND: We aim to study surgical technique and analyze the related factors affecting tumor total removal and postoperative endocrinological remission for endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 178 endoscopic endonasal pituitary adenomas surgery from March 2011 to May 2014. Endonasal approach included the routine transnasal-sphenoidal approach, transnasal- maxillary sinus approach in four cases and transnasal-clivus approach in one case...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897313/the-impact-of-fist-clenching-and-its-maintenance-during-venipuncture-on-routine-hematology-testing
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Gabriel Lima-Oliveira, Gian Cesare Guidi, Gian Luca Salvagno, Giuseppe Lippi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of a disturbance of the blood vessel allows phlebotomists to collect a blood specimen by venipuncture that will truly mirror the patient condition. This study was aimed to evaluate the impact of repeated fist clenching and maintenance of the fist during blood collection by venipuncture for routine hematology testing. METHODS: Blood were collected from 16 healthy volunteers with two separate sequential procedures, entailing standard venipuncture with hand opened throughout blood collection, or clenching the fist six times before venipuncture and maintaining the fist until completion of blood collection...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897146/magnetotransport-properties-near-the-dirac-point-of-dirac-semimetal-cd3as2-nanowires
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Li-Xian Wang, Shuo Wang, Jin-Guang Li, Cai-Zhen Li, Jun Xu, Dapeng Yu, Zhi-Min Liao
Three-dimensional (3D) Dirac semimetals are featured by 3D linear energy-momentum dispersion relation, which have been proposed to be a desirable system to study Dirac fermions in 3D space and Weyl fermions in solid-state materials. Significantly, to reveal exotic transport properties of Dirac semimetals, the Fermi level should be close to the Dirac point, around which the linear dispersion is retained. Here we report the magnetotransport properties near the Dirac point in Cd3As2 nanowires, manifesting the evolution of band structure under magnetic field...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895733/improved-laparoscopic-nephron-sparing-surgery-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-based-on-the-precise-anatomy-of-the-nephron
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Gang Guo, Wei Cai, Xu Zhang
The aim of the present study was to investigate a method of laparoscopic nephron-sparing surgery (LNSS) for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) based on the precise anatomy of the nephron, and to decrease the incidence of hemorrhage and urinary leakage. Between January 2012 and December 2013, 31 patients who presented to the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (Beijing, China) were treated for RCC. The mean tumor size was 3.4±0.7 cm in diameter (range, 1.2-6.0 cm). During surgery, the renal artery was blocked, and subsequently, an incision in the renal capsule and renal cortex was performed, at 3-5 mm from the tumor edge...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894968/crystallographic-structure-intermolecular-packing-energetics-crystal-morphology-and-surface-chemistry-of-salmeterol-xinafoate-form-i
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Alexandru A Moldovan, Ian Rosbottom, Vasuki Ramachandran, Christopher M Pask, Oboroghene Olomukhoro, Kevin J Roberts
Single crystals of salmeterol xinafoate (form I), prepared from slow cooled supersaturated propan-2-ol solutions, crystallise in a triclinic P‾1 symmetry with two closely related independent salt pairs within the asymmetric unit, with an approximately double unit cell volume compared to the previously published crystal structure(1). Synthonic analysis of the bulk intermolecular packing confirms the similarity in packing energetics between the two salt pairs. The strongest synthons, as expected, are dominated by coulombic interactions...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894545/ability-of-mini-implant-facilitated-micro-osteoperforations-to-accelerate-tooth-movement-in-rats
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Tracy Cheung, Juyoung Park, Deborah Lee, Catherine Kim, Jeffrey Olson, Shadi Javadi, Gregory Lawson, James McCabe, Won Moon, Kang Ting, Christine Hong
INTRODUCTION: Although current techniques for accelerated tooth movement often involve invasive surgical procedures, micro-osteoperforations (MOPs) using mini-implants may facilitate orthodontic tooth movement without raising flaps, reduce surgical risks, and increase patient acceptance. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of mini-implant-facilitated MOPs in inducing accelerated tooth movement and investigated the potential risks for root resorption. METHODS: Five MOPs were placed on the left side around the maxillary first molars in 6 rats using an automated mini-implant driver, whereas the right side received no MOPs as the control...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894385/-effect-of-expanded-lateral-thoracic-abdominal-flap-transferred-with-pedicle-on-repairing-large-area-of-hypertrophic-scar-after-burn-of-the-upper-extremity
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C D Xia, J D Xue, H P Di, J L Niu, X L Li, D Y Cao, Q Li, X H Niu
Objective: To observe the effect of expanded lateral thoracic abdominal flap transferred with pedicle on repairing large area of hypertrophic scar after burn of the upper extremity. Methods: Twelve patients with large area of secondary hypertrophic scar 8 month to 3 years after healing of burn wound on the upper extremity were hospitalized in Zhengzhou First People's Hospital from October 2008 to October 2015, with scar area ranging from 11 cm×7 cm to 20 cm×10 cm. Five patients were with limited straightening and bending of elbow...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893848/the-open-form-inducer-approach-for-structure-based-drug-design
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Daniel Ken Inaoka, Maiko Iida, Toshiyuki Tabuchi, Teruki Honma, Nayoung Lee, Satoshi Hashimoto, Shigeru Matsuoka, Takefumi Kuranaga, Kazuhito Sato, Tomoo Shiba, Kimitoshi Sakamoto, Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun, Shigeo Suzuki, Takeshi Nara, Josmar Rodrigues da Rocha, Carlos Alberto Montanari, Akiko Tanaka, Masayuki Inoue, Kiyoshi Kita, Shigeharu Harada
Many open form (OF) structures of drug targets were obtained a posteriori by analysis of co-crystals with inhibitors. Therefore, obtaining the OF structure of a drug target a priori will accelerate development of potent inhibitors. In addition to its small active site, Trypanosoma cruzi dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (TcDHODH) is fully functional in its monomeric form, making drug design approaches targeting the active site and protein-protein interactions unrealistic. Therefore, a novel a priori approach was developed to determination the TcDHODH active site in OF...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893636/facial-contouring-by-targeted-restoration-of-facial-fat-compartment-volume-the-mid-face
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Wenjin Wang, Yun Xie, Ru-Lin Huang, Jia Zhou, Herrler Tanja, Peijuan Zhao, Chen Cheng, Sizheng Zhou, Lee L Q Pu, Qingfeng Li
BACKGROUND: Recent anatomical findings have suggested that facial fat distribution is complex and changes with age. Here, we developed a grafting technique based on the physiological distribution and volume changes of facial fat compartments to achieve a youthful and natural-looking face. METHODS: Forty cadaveric hemifaces were used for the dissection of fat compartments and neurovascular structures in the mid-face area. Seventy-eight patients were treated for cheek atrophy using our targeted restoration of mid-face fat compartment volume...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891097/molecular-characterization-of-aquaporin-1-and-aquaporin-3-from-the-gills-of-the-african-lungfish-protopterus-annectens-and-changes-in-their-branchial-mrna-expression-levels-and-protein-abundance-during-three-phases-of-aestivation
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You R Chng, Jasmine L Y Ong, Biyun Ching, Xiu L Chen, Kum C Hiong, Wai P Wong, Shit F Chew, Siew H Lam, Yuen K Ip
African lungfishes can undergo long periods of aestivation on land during drought. During aestivation, lungfishes are confronted with desiccation and dehydration, and their gills become non-functional and covered with a thick layer of dried mucus. Aquaporins (Aqps) are a superfamily of integral membrane proteins which generally facilitate the permeation of water through plasma membranes. This study aimed to obtain the complete cDNA coding sequences of aqp1 and aqp3 from the gills of Protopterus annectens, and to determine their branchial mRNA and protein expression levels during the induction, maintenance and arousal phases of aestivation...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890535/partial-hepatectomy-hemodynamics-changes-experimental-data-explained-by-closed-loop-lumped-modeling
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Chloe Audebert, Mohamed Bekheit, Petru Bucur, Eric Vibert, Irene E Vignon-Clementel
The liver function may be degraded after partial liver ablation surgery. Adverse liver hemodynamics have been shown to be associated to liver failure. The link between these hemodynamics changes and ablation size is however poorly understood. This article proposes to explain with a closed-loop lumped model the hemodynamics changes observed during twelve surgeries in pigs. The portal venous tree is modeled with a pressure-dependent variable resistor. The variables measured, before liver ablation, are used to tune the model parameters...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887705/perceptions-on-the-surgical-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-spain-results-of-a-national-survey
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Luis Sánchez-Guillén, Francisco Blanco-Antona, Mónica Millán-Scheiding
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing in Spain but there is little information on the availability of multidisciplinary care. This study aims to assess surgeon's opinions on the current situation of surgery for IBD in Spain. METHODS: An electronic closed survey was sent to members of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC) from January to March 2015. This was a 52-item anonymised questionnaire with questions about how the treatment of IBD patients is organized in each centre, the existence of specific units, the management strategy in IBD patients, and the opinion of colorectal, general and trainee surgeons about the surgical treatment of IBD in their centre and in Spain...
November 22, 2016: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883188/structural-organization-and-tooth-development-in-a-homo-aff-erectus-juvenile-mandible-from-the-early-pleistocene-site-of-garba-iv-at-melka-kunture-ethiopian-highlands
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Clément Zanolli, M Christopher Dean, Yared Assefa, Priscilla Bayle, José Braga, Silvana Condemi, Metasebia Endalamaw, Blade Engda Redae, Roberto Macchiarelli
OBJECTIVES: The immature partial mandible GAR IVE from the c. 1.7 Ma old Garba IV site at Melka Kunture (Upper Awash Basin, Ethiopia), the earliest human representative from a mountain-like environment, represents one of the oldest early Homo specimens bearing a mixed dentition. Following its first description (Condemi, ), we extended the analytical and comparative record of this specimen by providing unreported details about its inner morphology, tooth maturational pattern and age at death, crown size, and tooth tissue proportions...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882725/analysis-of-risk-factors-to-predict-communicating-hydrocephalus-following-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-intracranial-schwannoma
#19
Seunghoon Lee, Seong-Wook Seo, Juyoung Hwang, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee, Doo-Sik Kong
Communicating hydrocephalus (HCP) in vestibular schwannomas (VS) after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has been reported in the literature. However, little information about its incidence and risk factors after GKRS for intracranial schwannomas is yet available. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for developing communicating HCP after GKRS for intracranial schwannomas. We retrospectively reviewed a total of 702 patients with intracranial schwannomas who were treated with GKRS between January 2002 and December 2015...
November 23, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879585/postoperative-edema-resolution-following-rhinoplasty-a-three-dimensional-morphometric-assessment
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Sabrina Pavri, Victor Z Zhu, Derek M Steinbacher
BACKGROUND: The final result of rhinoplasty may be masked for several months after surgery because of postoperative edema; however, no objective evidence supports this time estimate. The purpose of this study was to three-dimensionally quantify the decrease in postsurgical nasal edema following rhinoplasty over the first postoperative year. METHODS: This was a retrospective, three-dimensional, morphometric study of primary, open rhinoplasty patients. Subjects with at least three postoperative three-dimensional images up to 1 year were included...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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