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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108957/effect-of-temperature-on-surface-characteristics-of-nitrogen-ion-implanted-biocompatible-titanium
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Hossein Aghajani, Mohsen Sadeghpour Motlagh
It has been established that nitrogen implantation can modify metals surface properties such as corrosion, wear, friction, etc. Recent studies have shown that nitrogen implantation into titanium and its alloys leads to the formation of titanium nitride, which has interesting biological, chemical, and mechanical properties. In the present investigation, commercially pure biocompatible titanium implanted by nitrogen. Implantation of ions performed at 80 keV and a dose of 2.1 × 10(18) ions/cm(2) at four different temperatures of 300, 473, 673 and 873 k...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108481/clinically-insignificant-trunnionosis-in-large-diameter-metal-on-polyethylene-total-hip-arthroplasty
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H S Hothi, D Kendoff, C Lausmann, J Henckel, T Gehrke, J Skinner, A Hart
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical wear and corrosion at the head-stem junction of total hip arthroplasties (THAs) (trunnionosis) have been implicated in their early revision, most commonly in metal-on-metal (MOM) hips. We can isolate the role of the head-stem junction as the predominant source of metal release by investigating non-MOM hips; this can help to identify clinically significant volumes of material loss and corrosion from these surfaces. METHODS: In this study we examined a series of 94 retrieved metal-on-polyethylene (MOP) hips for evidence of corrosion and material loss at the taper junction using a well published visual grading method and an established roundness-measuring machine protocol...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108333/determining-activity-count-cut-points-for-measurement-of-physical-activity-using-the-actiwatch2-accelerometer
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Sarah E Neil-Sztramko, Bolette Skjødt Rafn, Carolyn C Gotay, Kristin L Campbell
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep and physical activity are important contributions to many aspects of health. Obtaining accurate, objective measures of both behaviours is critical to health research. The Actiwatch2 is a wrist-worn sleep-monitoring device that has the potential to measure physical activity. Currently, interpretation of the Actiwatch2 physical activity data is limited by a lack of published thresholds for interpreting exercise intensity. This limits the ability to collect information on both behaviours simultaneously using one monitor...
January 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108285/rifampin-suppresses-osteoclastogenesis-and-titanium-particle-induced-osteolysis-via-modulating-rankl-signaling-pathways
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Liang Zhu, Hui Kang, Chang-An Guo, Wen-Shuai Fan, Yi-Ming Wang, Lian-Fu Deng, Zuo-Qin Yan
BACKGROUND: Wear particles liberated from the surface of prostheses are considered to be main reason for osteoclast bone resorption and that extensive osteoclastogenesis leads to peri-implant osteolysis and subsequent prosthetic loosening. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of rifampin on osteoclastogenesis and titanium (Ti) particle-induced osteolysis. METHODS: The Ti particle-induced osteolysis mouse calvarial model and bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMMs) were used...
January 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108017/influence-of-kinematics-on-the-wear-of-a-total-ankle-replacement
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Alexandra Smyth, John Fisher, Silvia Suñer, Claire Brockett
Total ankle replacement (TAR) is an alternative to fusion, replacing the degenerated joint with a mechanical motion-preserving alternative. Minimal pre-clinical testing has been reported to date and existing wear testing standards lack definition. Ankle gait is complex, therefore the aim of this study was to investigate the effect on wear of a range of different ankle gait kinematic inputs. Five Zenith (Corin Group) TARs were tested in a modified knee simulator for twelve million cycles (Mc). Different combinations of IR rotation and AP displacement were applied every 2Mc to understand the effects of the individual kinematics...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107468/micro-x-ray-computed-tomography-mass-loss-assessment-of-different-uhmwpe-a-hip-joint-simulator-study-on-standard-vs-cross-linked-polyethylene
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Saverio Affatato, Filippo Zanini, Simone Carmignato
More than 60.000 hip arthroplasty are performed every year in Italy. Although Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene remains the most used material as acetabular cup, wear of this material induces over time in vivo a foreign-body response and consequently osteolysis, pain, and the need of implant revision. Furthermore, oxidative wear of the polyethylene provoke several and severe failures. To solve these problems, highly cross-linked polyethylene and Vitamin-E-stabilized polyethylene were introduced in the last years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105719/allostatic-load-and-biological-anthropology
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Ashley N Edes, Douglas E Crews
Multiple stressors affect developing and adult organisms, thereby partly structuring their phenotypes. Determining how stressors influence health, well-being, and longevity in human and nonhuman primate populations are major foci within biological anthropology. Although much effort has been devoted to examining responses to multiple environmental and sociocultural stressors, no holistic metric to measure stress-related physiological dysfunction has been widely applied within biological anthropology. Researchers from disciplines outside anthropology are using allostatic load indices (ALIs) to estimate such dysregulation and examine life-long outcomes of stressor exposures, including morbidity and mortality...
January 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103995/-advances-in-the-research-of-prevention-and-treatment-of-postburn-contractures-of-hand
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K A Wang, G S Wu, Y Sun, Z F Xia
Scar contracture deformity, which can lead to dysfunction of hand and low quality of life, is one of the common complication after hand burns. The prevention measures of scar contracture after hand burns include large skin grafting, prevention of infection, insistence on wearing pressure gloves, use of silicone sheets, wearing orthosis, accepting proper physical therapy, and early functional exercise. The primary treatments of postburn contractures of the hand are surgery, drugs, laser treatment, and rehabilitation therapy...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103149/gender-and-appearance-accuracy-women-s-advantage-over-men-is-restricted-to-dress-items
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Terrence Glenn Horgan, Marianne Patricia McGrath, Carl Bastien, Patrick Wegman
Which aspects of people's appearance do women remember better than men do? Women were predicted to remember the dress-related items but not the physical characteristics of targets more accurately than men, given that the former might be a more female-relevant domain of interest among perceivers. Participants watched a videotaped target and then completed a surprise test of their memory for her/his appearance. Men were as accurate as women at remembering the target's physical features, but less accurate than woman at recalling what the target was wearing...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102826/ceramic-particle-engulfment-by-fibroblasts-does-not-alter-at-all-cell-behavior
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Pierre-Antoine Faye, Olivier Roualdes, Fabrice Rossignol, Daniel Jean Hartmann, Alexis Desmoulière
Despite many studies, the impact of ceramic particles on cell behavior remains still unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of ceramic nano-sized particles on fibroblastic cells. Fibroblasts (dermal fibroblasts freshly isolated from skin samples and WI26 fibroblastic cells) were cultured in monolayer in the presence of alumina or cerium-zirconia particles (��� 50 nm diameter) at two concentrations (100 or 500 ��g.mL-1). Fluorescent alumina particles were also used. Cell morphology, cytoplasmic ceramic incorporation using confocal and transmission electron microscopy, and migration using silicon insert, were analyzed...
January 19, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102449/development-of-a-new-assessment-tool-for-cervical-myelopathy-using-hand-tracking-sensor-part-2-normative-values
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M Abdulhadi Alagha, Mahmoud A Alagha, Eleanor Dunstan, Olaf Sperwer, Kate A Timmins, Bronek M Boszczyk
PURPOSE: To set a baseline measurement of the number of hand flexion-extension cycles and analyse the degree of motion in young healthy individuals, measured by leap motion controller (LMC), besides describing gender and dominant hand differences. METHODS: Fifty healthy participants were asked to fully grip-and-release their dominant hand as rapidly as possible for a maximum of 3 min or until subjects fatigued, while wearing a non-metal wrist splint. Participants also performed a 15-s grip-and-release test...
January 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102448/development-of-a-new-assessment-tool-for-cervical-myelopathy-using-hand-tracking-sensor-part-1-validity-and-reliability
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M Abdulhadi Alagha, Mahmoud A Alagha, Eleanor Dunstan, Olaf Sperwer, Kate A Timmins, Bronek M Boszczyk
PURPOSE: To assess the reliability and validity of a hand motion sensor, Leap Motion Controller (LMC), in the 15-s hand grip-and-release test, as compared against human inspection of an external digital camera recording. METHODS: Fifty healthy participants were asked to fully grip-and-release their dominant hand as rapidly as possible for two trials with a 10-min rest in-between, while wearing a non-metal wrist splint. Each test lasted for 15 s, and a digital camera was used to film the anterolateral side of the hand on the first test...
January 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101444/accelerometer-data-treatment-for-adolescents-fitting-a-piece-of-the-puzzle
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Melody Smith, Steve Taylor, Leon Iusitini, Tom Stewart, Fa'asisila Savila, El-Shadan Tautolo, Lindsay Plank, Shabnam Jalili-Moghaddam, Janis Paterson, Elaine Rush
This study aimed to assess the differences in participant retention and associations between physical activity and key variables when a range of accelerometer data inclusion criteria are employed. Data were drawn from 204 adolescents of Pacific Island heritage (survey, body composition, 7-day accelerometry) and their parents (date of birth, socioeconomic status) between October 2014 and February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Data wear time criteria for inclusion were as follows: A) > = 10 h/weekday or > = 8 h weekend day, > = 5 days (at least one weekend day); B) > = 10 h/weekday or > = 8 h weekend day, > = 4 days; C) > = 7 h/day, > = 3 days; D) > = 10 h/day, > = 1 day...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101035/early-motor-fluctuations-in-a-patient-with-striatonigral-degeneration
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Fumihito Yoshii, Yusuke Moriya, Tomohide Ohnuki, Wakoh Takahashi, Masafuchi Ryo
We report a 44-year-old female with striatonigral degeneration (SND) who showed wearing-off oscillations after 4 months of levodopa treatment. The patient presented with asymmetric left-side dominant rigidity, and levodopa was effective at first. However, she began to show wearing-off oscillations of motor symptoms, which gradually worsened thereafter. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery sequence magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed linear lateral putamen hyperintensities, and positron emission tomography (PET) studies using (18)F-fluorodopa (FD) and (11)C-N-methylspiperon (NMSP) showed a marked decrease of radioactivity in the right putamen, especially in the posterior putamen...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100420/osteoarthritis-year-in-review-2016-mechanics
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REVIEW
D J Saxby, D G Lloyd
Inappropriate biomechanics, namely wear-and-tear, has been long believed to be a main cause of osteoarthritis (OA). However, this view is now being re-evaluated, especially when examined alongside mechanobiology and new biomechanical studies. These are multiscale experimental and computational studies focussing on cell- and tissue-level mechanobiology through to organ- and whole-body-level biomechanics, which focuses on the biomechanical and biochemical environment of the joint tissues. This review examined papers from April 2015 to April 2016, with a focus on multiscale experimental and computational biomechanical studies of OA...
December 16, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100094/preliminary-reliability-and-internal-consistency-of-the-wheelchair-components-questionnaire-for-condition
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Karen Rispin, Melanie Dittmer, Jessica McLean, Joy Wee
Wheelchair durability and maintenance condition are key factors of wheelchair function. Durability studies done with double drum and drop testers, although valuable, do not perfectly imitate conditions of use. Durability may be harvested from clinical records; however, these may be inconsistent because protocols for recording information differ from place to place. Wheelchair professionals with several years of experience often develop a good eye for wheelchair maintenance condition. The Wheelchair Components Questionnaire for Condition (WCQc) was developed as a professional report questionnaire to provide data specifically on the maintenance condition of a wheelchair...
January 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099285/comparison-of-silicone-hydrogel-and-hydrogel-daily-disposable-contact-lenses
#17
Jennie Diec, Daniel Tilia, Varghese Thomas
OBJECTIVE: To compare subjective, objective and safety performance of silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable (DD) with hydrogel (Hy) DD contact lenses. METHOD: Retrospective analysis on approximately 40 participants (Px) each in 5 trials. Lenses grouped into SiHy (delefilcon A, somofilcon A, narafilcon A) and Hy (omafilcon A, nelfilcon A). Participants attended follow-up visits at baseline, 2 weeks, 1 and 3 months. Subjective ratings (1-10 scale), adverse events (percentage of Px), physiological variables (0-4 scale), and wearing time were collected at each visit and compared between groups...
January 17, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098502/united-kingdom-national-paediatric-bilateral-project-results-of-professional-rating-scales-and-parent-questionnaires
#18
H E Cullington, D Bele, J C Brinton, S Cooper, M Daft, J Harding, N Hatton, J Humphries, M E Lutman, J Maddocks, J Maggs, K Millward, G O'Donoghue, S Patel, K Rajput, V Salmon, T Sear, A Speers, A Wheeler, K Wilson
OBJECTIVES: This fourteen-centre project used professional rating scales and parent questionnaires to assess longitudinal outcomes in a large non-selected population of children receiving simultaneous and sequential bilateral cochlear implants. METHODS: This was an observational non-randomized service evaluation. Data were collected at four time points: before bilateral cochlear implants or before the sequential implant, one year, two years, and three years after...
January 18, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097935/finite-element-simulations-of-the-head-brain-responses-to-the-top-impacts-of-a-construction-helmet-effects-of-the-neck-and-body-mass
#19
John Z Wu, Christopher S Pan, Bryan M Wimer, Charles L Rosen
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common severely disabling injuries in the United States. Construction helmets are considered essential personal protective equipment for reducing traumatic brain injury risks at work sites. In this study, we proposed a practical finite element modeling approach that would be suitable for engineers to optimize construction helmet design. The finite element model includes all essential anatomical structures of a human head (i.e. skin, scalp, skull, cerebrospinal fluid, brain, medulla, spinal cord, cervical vertebrae, and discs) and all major engineering components of a construction helmet (i...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097117/cobalt-intoxication-heart-failure-after-revision-total-hip-replacement-for-ceramic-head-fracture-a-case-report
#20
Chul-Ho Kim, Young Hyun Choi, Mi Yeon Jeong, Jae Suk Chang, Pil Whan Yoon
In 1960s, toxic heart failure due to cobalt poisoning was firstly reported from Canadian industrial worker. Following development of bearing materials in hip arthroplasties, using cobalt-chrome alloy in bearing surface, there were rarely reported of systemic affect toxic cobaltism include toxic heart failure due to articulation wear in Western countries. It could be happened more easily by third body wear from ceramic particle especially revision total hip replacement (THR) surgery using cobalt-chrome alloy following ceramic articulation breakage which index surgery performed by ceramic on ceramic bearing...
December 2016: Hip & Pelvis
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