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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786087/a-comparison-of-23-gauge-and-20-gauge-vitrectomy-for-proliferative-sickle-cell-retinopathy-clinical-outcomes-and-surgical-management
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Jason Ho, Anna Grabowska, Marta Ugarte, Mahiul Mk Muqit
AIMS: To report anatomical and functional outcomes in patients with proliferative sickle retinopathy (PSR) who underwent 23-gauge (23G) and 20-gauge (20G) vitrectomy. METHODS: Retrospective consecutive case series of patients who underwent vitreoretinal intervention for complications of PSR between April 2009 and February 2015. Operations were performed at a tertiary referral centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital. Visual acuity and anatomical success rates were evaluated for PSR complicated by retinal detachment, tractional vitreous haemorrhage and macular hole...
May 22, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785773/molecular-tension-probes-to-investigate-the-mechanopharmacology-of-single-cells-a-step-toward-personalized-mechanomedicine
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Kornelia Galior, Victor Pui-Yan Ma, Yang Liu, Hanquan Su, Nusaiba Baker, Reynold A Panettieri, Cherry Wongtrakool, Khalid Salaita
Given that dysregulation of mechanics contributes to diseases ranging from cancer metastasis to lung disease, it is important to develop methods for screening the efficacy of drugs that target cellular forces. Here, nanoparticle-based tension sensors are used to quantify the mechanical response of individual cells upon drug treatment. As a proof-of-concept, the activity of bronchodilators is tested on human airway smooth muscle cells derived from seven donors, four of which are asthmatic. It is revealed that airway smooth muscle cells isolated from asthmatic donors exhibit greater traction forces compared to the control donors...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785511/lamellar-macular-holes-surgical-outcome-of-106-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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Marco Coassin, Valentina Mastrofilippo, Jay M Stewart, Andrea Fanti, Matteo Belpoliti, Luca Cimino, Alfonso Iovieno, Luigi Fontana
PURPOSE: To determine long-term results of vitrectomy for lamellar macular holes (LMH). To evaluate how the type of lamellar macular hole (tractional vs. degenerative) and the crystalline lens status might influence visual outcomes. METHODS: We collected data from 106 patients with symptomatic lamellar macular hole that underwent pars plana vitrectomy with membranectomy and internal limiting membrane peeling. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and optical coherence tomography appearance were determined preoperatively and postoperatively...
May 21, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781019/complex-strain-induced-structural-changes-observed-in-fibrin-assembled-in-human-plasma
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G Portale, J Torbet
The structure of the core scaffold of blood clots, the interlinked 3-dimensional network of fibrin fibers, is modified by mechanical forces generated by platelet driven clot retraction, wound repair and shear stress through blood flow. Here X-ray diffraction is used to investigate how uniaxial strain, ε (ε = extension/original length), alters fiber structure in highly aligned human plasma clots covalently cross-linked by Factor XIIIa. Three stretch sensitive axially repeating structures are identified. Firstly, the foundation structure with an initial ≈22 nm axial repeat stretches, fades then disappears at ε ≈ 0...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780618/closed-reduction-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hjalte Søsborg-Würtz, Sükriye Corap Gellert, Julie Ladeby Erichsen, Bjarke Viberg
Distal radius fractures (DRF) are a common injury, especially in the elderly.Displaced fractures can be reduced by closed reduction through several techniques, two of which are compared in this systematic review and meta-analysis.Closed reduction by finger-trap traction (FTT) seems to offer better correction of radial shortening. Additionally, there may be less pain and fewer complications associated with this technique.Closed reduction by manual traction seems to offer better correction of the dorsal tilt...
April 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780421/umbilical-cord-hematoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Gennaro Scutiero, Bernardi Giulia, Piergiorgio Iannone, Luigi Nappi, Danila Morano, Pantaleo Greco
Objectives: To deepen the knowledge in obstetrics on a very rare pregnancy complication: umbilical cord hematoma. Methods: A review of the case reports described in the last ten years in the literature was conducted in order to evaluate epidemiology, predisposing factors, potential outcomes, prenatal diagnosis, and clinical management. Results: Spontaneous umbilical cord hematoma is a rare complication of pregnancy which represents a serious cause of fetal morbidity and mortality...
2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777384/contribution-of-different-tarsal-attachment-devices-to-the-overall-attachment-ability-of-the-stink-bug-nezara-viridula
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Gianandrea Salerno, Manuela Rebora, Alexander Kovalev, Elena Gorb, Stanislav Gorb
The tarsal attachment devices of the southern green stink bug Nezara viridula, a cosmopolitan pest of different crops, encompass a pair of claws, distal pretarsal smooth pulvilli, and a proximal hairy pad on the ventral basitarsus. To evaluate the role of these attachment devices in generating attachment, behavioural experiments testing locomotion of insects with ablated pulvilli, shaved hairs and cut-off claws were performed. Using traction force experiments, insect attachment performance was evaluated on artificial substrates characterised by different roughness and on two substrates with different surface energies in the air and under water...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777272/modified-extraperitoneal-uterosacral-ligament-suspension-for-prevention-of-vault-prolapse-after-vaginal-hysterectomy
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Manidip Pal, Soma Bandyopadhyay
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: During vaginal hysterectomy, extraperitoneal uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) bites can be taken before removing the uterus. We evaluated this modified extraperitoneal ULS for vault prolapse prevention. METHODS: Study period was 3.5 years. Fifty-one women with third- and fourth-degree prolapse were enrolled. An inverted V incision was made on the anterior vaginal wall and continued as a semicircular incision on the posterior vaginal wall...
May 17, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
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/29774489/the-role-of-lifestyle-in-male-infertility-diet-physical-activity-and-body-habitus
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REVIEW
Russell P Hayden, Ryan Flannigan, Peter N Schlegel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Increasing attention to primary and secondary prevention of male infertility through modifiable lifestyle factors has gained traction amongst both patients and infertility specialists. In this review, the available evidence of modifiable lifestyle choices, specifically diet, physical activity, and body habitus, are evaluated. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies examining diet, exercise/physical activity, and body habitus are characterized by conflicting conclusions, difficult confounders, and imperfect end points to judge male reproductive potential...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774446/contemporary-review-of-peyronie-s-disease-treatment
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REVIEW
Edward Capoccia, Laurence A Levine
PURPOSE: To analyze the literature on the current treatment options for Peyronie's disease (PD). RECENT FINDINGS: Intracavernosal injection therapy using collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) has been widely adopted since its FDA approval in 2013. Based on the current evidence, it appears to be moderately efficacious for men with mild curvatures. Although a recent study has shown similar outcomes using a modified protocol requiring fewer injections, CCH remains an expensive medication...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771084/-the-long-term-effect-analysis-of-the-tongue-base-traction-hyoid-suspension-with-repose-system-in-multiplanar-surgery
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Y Zhang, Z X Liu, N D Zheng, W J Wang, X J Wang, M L Meng, Q Wang, Y Cao, Z J Li
Objective: To explore the long-term effect of Repose bone screw system in the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Method: The follow-up group was divided into the short-term (<12 months, control group, 30 cases) and the long-term (more than 12 months, observation, 46 cases). And compared the operation effect of the two groups. Furthermore, the parameters and related factors of surgical efficacy of patients with different follow-up time and different surgical methods were further analyzed...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770861/the-fate-of-fogli-s-lore-s-fascial-platysma-fixation-optimalising-the-results-of-fogli-s-neck-lift-procedure
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Darryl J Hodgkinson
The author has modified previously described techniques of the superior suspension of the platysma muscle to Lore's fascia by developing an auriculoplastysmal fascial flap, which detaches the posterior platysma from its retaining ligaments to the sternomastoid muscle. Anterior to this flap, the platysma muscle is undermined and suture captured with three throws of a permanent 2.0 Tevdek suture. This suture and its three throws are fixed anterior to the tragus, which includes Lore's fascia and on tightening elevates the whole of the anterior neck as well as defines the cervicomental angle...
May 16, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768451/intravitreal-ocriplasmin-for-the-treatment-of-vitreomacular-traction-and-macular-hole-a-study-of-efficacy-and-safety-based-on-nice-guidance
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Mahiul M K Muqit, Robin Hamilton, Jason Ho, Sally Tucker, Helen Buck
PURPOSE: To evaluate the real world clinical outcomes of intravitreal ocriplasmin in patients with vitreomacular traction (VMT) with and without full thickness macular holes (FTMH) treated according to NICE guidance. METHODS: Retrospective observational case series of 25 patients treated with a single intravitreal ocriplasmin injection between December 2013 and December 2015. Best corrected visual acuity and optical coherence tomography exams were performed to determine visual outcomes and anatomical VMT release and FTMH closure over time...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768275/predictive-factors-for-the-long-term-deterioration-of-pulmonary-function-in-interstitial-lung-disease-associated-with-anti-aminoacyl-trna-synthetase-antibodies
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Hideaki Yamakawa, Eri Hagiwara, Hideya Kitamura, Tae Iwasawa, Ryota Otoshi, Naoto Aiko, Takuma Katano, Ryota Shintani, Satoshi Ikeda, Ryo Okuda, Akimasa Sekine, Tomohisa Baba, Shinichiro Iso, Kazuyoshi Kuwano, Shinji Sato, Takashi Ogura
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on long-term pulmonary function trends among patients with interstitial lung disease associated with anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase antibodies (ARS-ILD). OBJECTIVES: To clarify the factors predictive of progression in ARS-ILD based on patients' initial clinical and radiological features. METHODS: The clinical courses of 88 patients with > 1 year of follow-up data on pulmonary function tests (PFTs) were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765191/alleviation-of-posttraumatic-dizziness-by-restoration-of-the-cervical-lordosis-a-cbp-%C3%A2-case-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Miles O Fortner, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the successful treatment of posttraumatic dizziness and neck pains that were initiated in a patient following a whiplash event. [Subject and Methods] A 46 year old male suffered a whiplash event that initiated neck pain and dizziness symptoms. The patient had many positive orthopedic findings and demonstrated a forward head posture and cervical hypolordosis. The patient was treated by Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique including cervical extension traction, extension exercises and spinal manipulative therapy initially three times a week for 16-weeks, and once a month thereafter...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765015/reduction-of-blood-pressure-following-after-renal-artery-adventitia-stripping-during-total-nephroureterectomy-potential-effect-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation
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Keisuke Okamura, Shunsuke Satou, Keita Setojima, Shinjiro Shono, Shigero Miyajima, Tatsu Ishii, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
BACKGROUND Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation has been reported to be effective for treatment resistance hypertension in Australia and Europe. However, in the blinded SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation did not achieve a significant decrease in blood pressure (BP) in comparison to sham controls. There have been various discussions on the factors that influenced this result. CASE REPORT Two men on antihypertensive therapy underwent unilateral radical nephroureterectomy for cancer of the renal pelvis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764844/second-look-laparostomy-for-perforated-gangrenous-gastric-volvulus-to-prevent-total-gastrectomy
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Paul K Okeny, Omar Abbassi, Ali Warsi
A 42-year-old Caucasian woman presented to the emergency department with severe upper abdominal pain and vomiting. Clinically, she was septic, and abdominal examination suggested peritonitis. Following immediate resuscitation, the patient was stabilised and underwent urgent contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen and pelvis. This revealed a mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with traction on the mesentery and a small volume of free fluid. She underwent laparotomy revealing gangrenous gastric fundus perforation complicated by persistent intraoperative hypotension...
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764299/efficacy-of-sufficient-operation-view-by-ring-shaped-thread-counter-traction-for-safer-duodenal-esd
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Yasuhiro Goda, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND: Duodenal ESD is considered especially difficult with perforation and bleeding. This study assessed safer duodenal ESD procedures, especially with regard to obtaining a good operation view using a ring-thread method and closure of a post-ESD artificial ulcer. METHODS: From 2013 to 2015, 17 patients who were diagnosed with duodenal adenoma or early duodenal cancer >20 mm in diameter underwent conventional ESD (C group). From 2016 to 2017, 12 patients underwent ring-shaped thread counter traction ESD with hemoclips and/or Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC) (Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tuebingen, Germany) closure of post ESD artificial ulcer (ring group)...
May 15, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764010/the-tenting-into-an-external-snare-technique-a-novel-singlechannel-traction-approach-for-endoscopic-resection-of-difficultto-access-lesions-using-a-wide-necked-cap
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