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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445965/molecular-docking-3d-qsar-and-structural-optimization-on-imidazo-pyridine-derivatives-dually-targeting-at1-and-pparg
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Jun Zhang, Qing-Qing Hao, Xin Liu, Zhi Jing, Wen-Qing Jia, Shu-Qing Wang, Wei-Ren Xu, Xian-Chao Cheng, Run-Ling Wang
Telmisartan, a bifunctional agent of blood pressure lowering and glycemia reduction, was previously reported to antagonize angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor and partially activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) simultaneously. Through the modification to telmisartan, researchers designed and obtained imidazo-\pyridine derivatives with the IC50s of 0.49~94.1 nM against AT1 and EC50s of 20~3640 nM towards PPARγ partial activation. For minutely inquiring the interaction modes with the relevant receptor and analyzing the structure-activity relationships, molecular docking and 3D-QSAR (Quantitative structure-activity relationships) analysis of these imidazo-\pyridines on dual targets were conducted in this work...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445375/a-new-classification-of-three-dimensional-printing-technologies-systematic-review-of-three-dimensional-printing-for-patient-specific-craniomaxillofacial-surgery
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Carly A Jacobs, Alexander Y Lin
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional printing technology has been advancing in surgical applications. This systematic review examines its patient-specific applications in craniomaxillofacial surgery. METHODS: Terms related to "three-dimensional printing" and "surgery" were searched on PubMed on May 4, 2015; 313 unique articles were returned. Inclusion and exclusion criteria concentrated on patient-specific surgical applications, yielding 141 full-text articles, of which 33 craniomaxillofacial articles were analyzed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445374/treatment-of-isolated-zygomatic-arch-fracture-improved-outcomes-with-external-splinting
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David I Hindin, Corbin E Muetterties, Chirag Mehta, Stefanos Boukovalas, Justine C Lee, James P Bradley
BACKGROUND: The various approaches to reduction and fixation of isolated displaced zygomatic arch fractures have not been well studied. The authors compared established treatment methods for zygomatic arch fractures for both aesthetic and functional outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with isolated zygomatic arch fractures with a minimum of 6 months' follow-up were studied in five groups: group 1, intraoral approach (no fixation); group 2, temporal approach (no fixation); group 3, coronal flap plate fixation; group 4, external splint fixation; and group 5, no surgery...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445359/the-impact-of-body-contouring-procedures-on-urologic-outcomes-in-massive-weight-loss-patients
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Oren P Mushin, Franca S Kraenzlin, Anees Fazili, Ahmed Ghazi, Ronald P Bossert
BACKGROUND: Post-massive weight loss body contouring is a growing area of plastic surgery. Studies have shown preexisting urinary incontinence amelioration in patients undergoing abdominal body-contouring procedures. These studies are small, focus on cosmetic abdominoplasties, and lack use of standardized surveys. The purpose of this study was to evaluate urinary incontinence endpoints in massive weight loss patients undergoing body-contouring procedures. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted over a 6-year period...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445085/regenerative-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-cosmetic-defect-following-nuss-procedure
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Flavio Facchini, Marco Ghionzoli, Alessandra Martin, Sara Tanini, Sara Ugolini, Roberto Lo Piccolo, Antonio Messineo
BACKGROUND: In the past decade, the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE) has become the treatment of choice for severe pectus excavatum (PE), proving acceptable to excellent cosmetic results. Recently, autologous fat grafting (FG) has been identified in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery to ideally handle volume and contour defects. We report our experience about FG in the treatment of residual minor defects after MIRPE and a proposal for a new indication of this largely adopted technique...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443053/perceptual-improvement-of-lexical-tones-in-infants-effects-of-tone-language-experience
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Feng-Ming Tsao
To learn words in a tonal language, tone-language learners should not only develop better abilities for perceiving consonants and vowels, but also for lexical tones. The divergent trend of enhancing sensitivity to native phonetic contrasts and reduced sensitivity to non-native phonetic contrast is theoretically essential to evaluate effects of listening to an ambient language on speech perception development. The loss of sensitivity in discriminating lexical tones among non-tonal language-learning infants was apparent between 6 and 12 months of age, but only few studies examined trends of differentiating native lexical tones in infancy...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441306/orientation-of-the-upper-most-instrumented-segment-influences-proximal-junctional-disease-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Renaud Lafage, Breton G Line, Sachin Gupta, Barthelemy Liabaud, Frank Schwab, Justin S Smith, Jeffrey L Gum, Christopher P Ames, Richard Hostin, Gregory M Mundis, Han Jo Kim, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of a prospective database. OBJECTIVE: To define the role of sagittal orientation of the construct at the upper instrumented levels in the development of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK following ASD surgery remains challenging. The final alignment of the upper instrumented vertebral segments has been proposed as a risk factor for PJK, but has not been fully investigated...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440110/in-parallel-connected-intermittent-hemodialysis-through-ecmo-does-not-affect-hemodynamic-parameters-derived-from-transpulmonary-thermodilution
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Tobias Lahmer, Ulrich Mayr, Sebastian Rasch, Gonzalo Batres Baires, Roland M Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of renal replacement therapy (RRT) during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) via a single venous access and analyze the feasibility of transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) for hemodynamic monitoring. CASE REPORT: ECMO and RRT connected into the ECMO-extracorporeal circuit were performed via a single venous access because of multiple venous thromboses. An indicator for TPTD and pulse contour analysis (PCA) was applied into the central venous catheter (CVC) placed in the right vena jugularis...
April 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439522/automatic-image-quality-assessment-and-measurement-of-fetal-head-in-two-dimensional-ultrasound-image
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Lei Zhang, Nicholas J Dudley, Tryphon Lambrou, Nigel Allinson, Xujiong Ye
Owing to the inconsistent image quality existing in routine obstetric ultrasound (US) scans that leads to a large intraobserver and interobserver variability, the aim of this study is to develop a quality-assured, fully automated US fetal head measurement system. A texton-based fetal head segmentation is used as a prerequisite step to obtain the head region. Textons are calculated using a filter bank designed specific for US fetal head structure. Both shape- and anatomic-based features calculated from the segmented head region are then fed into a random forest classifier to determine the quality of the image (e...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439306/fibular-strut-graft-for-nonunited-femoral-neck-fractures-in-children
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A Elgeidi, A El-Negery
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of using fibular strut grafts as a fixation device for non-united femoral neck fractures in children with or without subtrochanteric valgus osteotomy. METHODS: A total of 12 children with non-united femoral neck fractures (nine males and three females) with an average age of 8.2 years (5 to 12) were managed, and functional results evaluated, between July 2013 and July 2015. The mechanisms of injury were fall from a height in ten patients and road traffic accident in two cases...
2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438880/testicular-dose-during-prophylaxis-of-heterotopic-ossification-with-radiation-therapy
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Waleed F Mourad, John K Ma, Satyaseelan Packianathan, Weisi Yan, Sherif G Shaaban, Edward M Marchan, Lamiaa E Abdallah, Rei He, Paul N Mobit, Chunli Claus Yang, Srinivasan Vijayakumar
AIM: A single-institution, retrospective study was performed to investigate potential techniques to minimize radiation exposure to the testicles during heterotopic ossification (HO) prophylaxis. We report the impact of split-beam technique (SBT) and different photon energies on the total dose of radiation received by the testicles during prophylaxis of HO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, we identified 64 patients with traumatic acetabular fractures who underwent surgery followed by radiation therapy (RT) without testicular shielding...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438414/predictors-of-trachomatous-trichiasis-surgery-outcome
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Esmael Habtamu, Tariku Wondie, Sintayehu Aweke, Zerihun Tadesse, Mulat Zerihun, Bizuayehu Gashaw, Guadie S Wondimagegn, Hiwot D Mengistie, Saul N Rajak, Kelly Callahan, Helen A Weiss, Matthew J Burton
PURPOSE: Unfavorable outcomes after trachomatous trichiasis (TT) surgery are undermining the global trachoma elimination effort. This analysis investigates predictors of postoperative TT (PTT), eyelid contour abnormalities (ECAs), and granuloma in the 2 most common TT surgery procedures: posterior lamellar tarsal rotation (PLTR) and bilamellar tarsal rotation (BLTR). DESIGN: Secondary data analysis from a randomized, controlled, single-masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1000 patients with TT, with lashes touching the eye or evidence of epilation, in association with tarsal conjunctival scarring...
April 21, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438216/improved-pressure-contour-analysis-for-estimating-cardiac-stroke-volume-using-pulse-wave-velocity-measurement
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Shun Kamoi, Christopher Pretty, Joel Balmer, Shaun Davidson, Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive, Geoffrey M Shaw, J Geoffrey Chase
BACKGROUND: Pressure contour analysis is commonly used to estimate cardiac performance for patients suffering from cardiovascular dysfunction in the intensive care unit. However, the existing techniques for continuous estimation of stroke volume (SV) from pressure measurement can be unreliable during hemodynamic instability, which is inevitable for patients requiring significant treatment. For this reason, pressure contour methods must be improved to capture changes in vascular properties and thus provide accurate conversion from pressure to flow...
April 24, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437634/convolutional-neural-network-regression-for-short-axis-left-ventricle-segmentation-in-cardiac-cine-mr-sequences
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Li Kuo Tan, Yih Miin Liew, Einly Lim, Robert A McLaughlin
Automated left ventricular (LV) segmentation is crucial for efficient quantification of cardiac function and morphology to aid subsequent management of cardiac pathologies. In this paper, we parameterize the complete (all short axis slices and phases) LV segmentation task in terms of the radial distances between the LV centerpoint and the endo- and epicardial contours in polar space. We then utilize convolutional neural network regression to infer these parameters. Utilizing parameter regression, as opposed to conventional pixel classification, allows the network to inherently reflect domain-specific physical constraints...
April 12, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437341/measurement-of-thoracic-inlet-alignment-on-mri-reliability-and-the-influence-of-body-position
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Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Zhen Liu, Leilei Xu, Zezhang Zhu, Bangping Qian, Xu Sun, Qing Jiang, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reliability of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure thoracic outlet parameters and whether supine MRI could supersede upright x-ray in measuring these parameters. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: On x-ray, overlapped soft and bony tissues make sternum contour invisible. Thus, measuring thoracic inlet (TI) alignment on x-ray may be inaccurate. MRI could clearly show anatomy around TI...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437336/both-bilateral-breast-volume-discrepancy-and-asymmetric-anterior-chest-wall-shape-contribute-to-the-unsightly-breast-contour-in-female-right-thoracic-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Benlong Shi, Saihu Mao, Xu Sun, Leilei Xu, Feng Zhu, Zezhang Zhu, Bangping Qian, Weijun Wang, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the asymmetry of breast volume (BV) and shape in female adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and to define their relationship with deformed components of the anterior chest wall and curved spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The higher incidence of asymmetric breast development in AIS was described by prior studies. However, the interplay between scoliosis curve magnitude and severity of breast asymmetry (BA) are unknown...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437334/a-new-fixation-technique-for-french-door-cervical-laminoplasty-surgical-results-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-6-years
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Nanjundappa S Harshavardhana, Harshad V Dabke, Hossein Mehdian
DESIGN: A case series of 5 patients with multilevel cervical myelopathy treated by French-door cervical laminoplasty (FDCL) and use of unicortical iliac crest graft as spacer fixed with titanium miniplates and screws is described. OBJECTIVE: To report a minimum of 6-year follow-up results of our new plate-screw fixation technique for FDCL. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Hardware-assisted laminoplasty has the potential advantage of preventing restenosis by holding the laminar door "open" while healing progresses and also prevents spacer dislodgement...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437235/breast-augmentation-and-reconstruction-from-a-regenerative-medicine-point-of-view-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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Luke Evan Visscher, Matthew Cheng, Mohit Chhaya, Madeline Louise Hintz, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Phong Tran, Owen Ung, Clement Wong, Dietmar Werner Hutmacher
Breast reconstruction and augmentation are very common procedures, yet the prevailing current methods utilize silicone implants that may have significant local complications requiring reoperation. Lipofillling is increasingly used to contour and is considered safe, however its utility is limited by significant volume loss. A new approach could offer an alternative and increase the scope of patient choice. A small number of teams around the world are investigating a breast tissue-engineering paradigm. Conventional breast tissue engineering concepts are based on seeding a scaffold with the patients' own stem cells...
February 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437035/the-association-between-oral-examination-findings-and-the-computed-tomographic-appearance-of-the-equine-temporomandibular-joint
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J L Carmalt, H Simhofer, A Bienert-Zeit, J E Rawlinson, C L Waldner
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) forms the junction between the maxilla and mandible. Movement of the jaw and resulting masticatory forces have been extensively studied in the horse; however, less is known about the inter-relationship between this joint and oral and dental pathology. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between specific oral and dental pathologies and anatomical variations of the TMJ imaged with computed tomography (CT) in horses with asymptomatic TMJs...
April 24, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435209/increase-in-average-foveal-thickness-after-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling
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Kazuyuki Kumagai, Mariko Furukawa, Tetsuyuki Suetsugu, Nobuchika Ogino
PURPOSE: To report the findings in three cases in which the average foveal thickness was increased after a thin epiretinal membrane (ERM) was removed by vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling. METHODS: The foveal contour was normal preoperatively in all eyes. All cases underwent successful phacovitrectomy with ILM peeling for a thin ERM. The optical coherence tomography (OCT) images were examined before and after the surgery. The changes in the average foveal (1 mm) thickness and the foveal areas within 500 μm from the foveal center were measured...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
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