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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732015/maintenance-costs-of-serotiny-in-a-variably-serotinous-pine-the-role-of-water-supply
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Ruth C Martín-Sanz, Marta Callejas-Díaz, Jeanne Tonnabel, José M Climent
Serotiny is an important adaptation for plants in fire-prone environments. However, different mechanisms also induce the opening of serotinous cones in the absence of fire in variably serotinous species. Xeriscence -cone opening driven by dry and hot conditions- is considered to be mediated only by the external environment, but endogenous factors could also play a significant role. Using the variably serotinous Pinus halepensis as our model species, we determined the effects of cone age and scales density in cone opening, and using in-situ and ex-situ manipulative experiments we investigated the role of water availability in the opening of serotinous cones...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730124/cataract-surgery-on-post-radial-keratotomy-patients
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Alessandro Meduri, Mario Urso, Giuseppe A Signorino, Miguel Rechichi, Cosimo Mazzotta, Stephen Kaufman
This study aims to evaluate and to compare three different approaches of cataract surgery to patients with previous radial keratotomy (RK), and to analyze the mechanical properties of the cornea after cataract surgery. Three groups of patients, each one including 8 eyes of patients with 16 RK incisions. The first group includes eyes with the first cataract incision superiorly, the second group in the temporal area, the third group in temporal area and a precautionary stabilizing suture across the RK incision adjacent to the main tunnel...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728784/mitral-annuloplasty-ring-suture-forces-impact-of-surgeon-ring-and-use-conditions
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Eric L Pierce, Charles H Bloodworth, Andrew W Siefert, Thomas F Easley, Tetsushi Takayama, Tomonori Kawamura, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Ajit P Yoganathan
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to quantify the effect of ring type, ring-annulus sizing, suture position, and surgeon on the forces required to tie down and constrain a mitral annuloplasty ring to a beating heart. METHODS: Physio (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif) or Profile 3D (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) annuloplasty rings were instrumented with suture force transducers and implanted in ovine subjects (N = 23). Tie-down forces and cyclic contractile forces were recorded and analyzed at 10 suture positions and at 3 levels of increasing peak left ventricular pressure...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728328/reconstruction-of-large-facial-defects-via-excision-of-skin-cancer-using-two-or-more-regional-flaps
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Dong Min Lee, Yong Chan Bae, Su Bong Nam, Seong Hwan Bae, June Seok Choi
BACKGROUND: Free-flap surgery and skin grafting can be used to reconstruct large facial defects that may result after skin cancer removal by Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). However, these two methods may produce low postsurgical patient satisfaction with aesthetics, and free-flap surgery may produce an undue burden for the majority of skin cancer patients, who are of advanced age. Hence, the authors examined outcomes of large facial defect reconstruction using multiple flaps. METHODS: Among patients undergoing MMS for skin cancer at Pusan National University Hospital between January 2013 and December 2015, we evaluated 7 patients (2 males, 5 females; average age, 73...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728260/-clinical-analysis-of-pacing-therapy-and-treatment-of-complications-during-follow-up-in-children
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P J Zhao, Y W Chen, F Li, Y Li, J P Yang, J J Wu
Objective: To analyze characteristics of permanent pacemaker implantation in children as well as treatment and prognosis of complications. Method: Clinical data of children who underwent endocardial or epicardial permanent pacemaker implantation between April 2000 and June 2016 in Shanghai Xinhua Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were discharged 5 days after implantation. Electrocardiogram, chest X ray, echocardiography and pacemaker programming were performed during follow-up...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726148/first-human-use-of-hybrid-synthetic-biologic-mesh-in-ventral-hernia-repair-a-multicenter-trial
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James G Bittner, Kevin El-Hayek, Andrew T Strong, Melissa Phillips LaPinska, Jin S Yoo, Eric M Pauli, Matthew Kroh
BACKGROUND: Mesh options for reinforcement of ventral/incisional hernia (VIH) repair include synthetic or biologic materials. While each material has known advantages and disadvantages, little is understood about outcomes when these materials are used in combination. This multicenter study reports on the first human use of a novel synthetic/biologic hybrid mesh (Zenapro(®) Hybrid Hernia Repair Device) for VIH repair. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter post-market clinical trial enrolled consecutive adults who underwent elective VIH repair with hybrid mesh placed in the intraperitoneal or retromuscular/preperitoneal position...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725523/a-method-of-locating-the-dehiscence-during-middle-fossa-approach-for-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence-surgery
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Joel S Beckett, Lawrance K Chung, Carlito Lagman, Brittany L Voth, Cheng Hao Jacky Chen, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Quinton Gopen, Isaac Yang
Objectives  Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) results from a defect in the middle cranial fossa floor. One challenge during SSCD repair is the lack of a consistent landmark. This study proposes a reference point above the external auditory canal at the level of the zygoma as the inferior craniectomy edge during surgery. Design  This is a retrospective review of patients with SSCD. Setting/Participants  A total of 72 cases of SSCD in 60 patients were repaired via a middle fossa approach at a single institution...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724622/transcription-factor-myb26-is-key-to-spatial-specificity-in-anther-secondary-thickening-formation
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Caiyun Yang, Jie Song, Alison Ferguson, Doris Klisch, Kim Simpson, Rui Mo, Benjamin Taylor, Zoe A Wilson
Successful fertilisation relies on the production and effective release of viable pollen. Failure of anther opening (dehiscence), results in male sterility although the pollen may be fully functional. MYB26 regulates the formation of secondary thickening in the anther endothecium, which is critical for anther dehiscence and fertility. Here we show that the although the MYB26 transcript shows expression in multiple floral organs the MYB26 protein is localised specifically to the anther endothecium nuclei and that it directly regulates two NAC domain genes, NST1 and NST2, which are critical for the induction of secondary thickening biosynthesis genes...
July 19, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719403/passive-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-implants-a-systematic-review
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Timothy Cooper, Brendan McDonald, Allan Ho
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on currently available passive transcutaneous bone conduction hearing implants (pTCBI) with regard to complications, audiological outcomes, and quality-of-life scores. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, and Cochrane Library. STUDY SELECTION: All identified English-language articles reporting on the implantation of currently available pTCBI's and their complications. Both pediatric and adult patients were included...
July 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717587/closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-in-obese-patients-undergoing-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ravindu P Gunatilake, Geeta K Swamy, Leo R Brancazio, Michael P Smrtka, Jennifer L Thompson, Jennifer B Gilner, Beverly A Gray, Robert Phillips Heine
Background  Postcesarean wound morbidity is a costly complication of cesarean delivery for which preventative strategies remain understudied. Objective  We compared surgical site occurrences (SSOs) in cesarean patients receiving closed-incision negative-pressure therapy (ciNPT) or standard-of-care (SOC) dressing. Study Design  A single-center randomized controlled trial compared ciNPT (5-7 days) to SOC dressing (1-2 days) in obese women (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35), undergoing cesarean delivery between 2012 and 2014...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713743/bone-ring-augmentation-around-immediate-implants-a-clinical-and-radiographic-study
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Girish B Giraddi, Aamir Malick Saifi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of bone ring augmentation technique for three-dimensional augmentation of severely defective sockets along with placement of immediate dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical study was conducted on 14 patients with 15 defective sockets requiring extractions and immediate implant placement. Following extraction, bone ring with an implant osteotomy, harvested from chin, was sculptured and fitted into the extraction socket...
January 2017: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711516/the-influence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-the-outcomes-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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André Goulart, Ana Varejão, Fernanda Nogueira, Sandra Martins, António Mesquita-Rodrigues, Nuno Sousa, Pedro Leão
AIMS: Determine the influence of metabolic syndrome and its different components in the outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery at 30days. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study that included all patients submitted to elective colorectal cancer surgery between August 2015 and August 2016 at Hospital de Braga. Clinical and laboratory parameters evaluated pre-operatively were: central obesity, blood pressure, fasting glucose, triglycerides levels and HDL cholesterol levels...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710793/safety-and-performance-of-a-novel-collagenated-xenogeneic-bone-block-for-lateral-alveolar-crest-augmentation-for-staged-implant-placement
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Alberto Ortiz-Vigón, Iñaki Suarez, Sergio Martínez-Villa, Ignacio Sanz-Martín, Juan Bollain, Mariano Sanz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance and safety of placing a collagenated xenogeneic bone block (CXBB) graft for the lateral bone augmentation of the alveolar crest prior to implant placement. MATERIAL & METHODS: In patients with single or multiple tooth gaps and a severe horizontal collapse of the alveolar ridge, a ridge augmentation procedure was performed using CXBB fixated with osteosynthesis screws to the atrophic bone crest and complemented with deproteinized bovine bone mineral particles (DBBM) and a native bilayer collagen membrane (NBCM)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705815/sigmoid-sinus-diverticulum-dehiscence-and-venous-sinus-stenosis-potential-causes-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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J A Lansley, W Tucker, M R Eriksen, P Riordan-Eva, S E J Connor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulsatile tinnitus is experienced by most patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The pathophysiology remains uncertain; however, transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence have been proposed as potential etiologies. We aimed to determine whether the prevalence of transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence was increased in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pulsatile tinnitus relative to those without pulsatile tinnitus and a control group...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705547/closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-effects-on-postoperative-infection-and-surgical-site-complication-after-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Roberta E Redfern, Claire Cameron-Ruetz, Simone K O'Drobinak, John T Chen, Karl J Beer
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine whether negative pressure wound therapy, used prophylactically in clean surgical incisions, reduces surgical site infection, hematoma, and seroma after total joint replacement. METHODS: A single center, open-label study with a prospective cohort of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty treated with closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) of clean surgical wounds was conducted...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705523/early-volumetric-changes-after-vertical-augmentation-of-the-atrophic-posterior-mandible-with-interpositional-block-graft-versus-onlay-bone-graft-a-retrospective-radiological-study
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Antonio Barone, Paolo Toti, Giovan-Battista Menchini-Fabris, Pietro Felice, Saverio Marchionni, Ugo Covani
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate volumetric and clinical outcomes of atrophic posterior mandibles treated with inlay or onlay bone grafting techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In posterior mandibles, alveolar ridges were treated either with interpositional equine cancellous bone block (inlay group) or with onlay autogenous bone block (onlay group). Bone volumes at baseline and at 4 months after surgery were measured by computed tomography. RESULTS: A total of 20 subjects were enrolled in the present study: 10 in the inlay group and 10 in the onlay group...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704154/the-use-of-a-micropore-particle-technology-in-the-treatment-of-acute-wounds
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E Ryan
OBJECTIVE: A clinical audit was performed to evaluate whether Acapsil micropore particle technology (MPPT) powder could improve the management of acute wounds to heal by secondary intention. METHOD: Wounds, which could be characterised as sloughy, wet and probably infected, normally managed by debridement followed by negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), were included in the evaluation. The MPPT powder was applied topically to the wound surface either once daily or on alternate days, with each wound receiving a total of two to five applications...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702163/slow-stamen-movement-in-a-perennial-herb-decreases-male-male-and-male-female-interference
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Lingyan Wang, Yu Bao, Hanxi Wang, Chunguang He, Ping Wang, Lianxi Sheng, Zhanhui Tang
Approximately 80 % of angiosperm species produce hermaphroditic flowers, which face the problem of male-male sexual interference (one or more anthers gets in the way of disseminating pollen from other anthers) or male-female sexual interference (the pistil interferes with disseminating pollen from the anthers by preventing the anther from touching a pollinator, or the anther prevents pollinator from depositing outcross pollen on the stigma). Slow stamen movement in hermaphrodite flowers has been interpreted as an adaptation for reducing male-male sexual interference...
July 2017: AoB Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700437/adenomyoma-with-pseudoinvasive-growth-pattern-and-serosal-penetration-mimicking-endometrial-carcinoma
#19
Thomas Raj, Robert DeWitt, Nathaniel E Smith
We present a novel case of a 48-yr-old female with a uterine adenomyoma with an unusual pseudoinvasive growth pattern displaying full-thickness penetration beyond the serosal surface in association with a dehisced Caesarian scar. Before hysterectomy, magnetic resonance imaging findings showed an infiltrative lesion suggestive of endometrial carcinoma. An endometrial biopsy was benign but definitive operative management was pursued given the concerning imaging. Gross examination of the uterus demonstrated a 7...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700005/fluorescent-test-accurately-predicts-leak-of-ischemic-colon-anastomosis-in-rats
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Laura Moschetti, Tiago Leal Ghezzi, Belisa Gomes Müller, Adriano Basso Dias, Oly Campos Corleta
Purpose: To investigate if fluorescein fluorescent test can predict dehiscence in a model of ischemic colonic anastomosis in rats. Methods: This experimental controlled trial randomly assigned 55 rats to four groups. Anastomoses were performed in non-ischemic colon segments (control group) and in ischemic colon segments measuring 1, 2 or 3 cm long (groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively). Fluorescein was injected and the tissues were examined under ultraviolet light. Seven days later, a second-look surgery was performed to check for the presence or absence of anastomosis dehiscence...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
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