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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790004/cervical-paraspinal-muscle-atrophy-rates-following-laminoplasty-and-laminectomy-with-fusion-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Adedayo O Ashana, Remi M Ajiboye, William L Sheppard, Akshay Sharma, Andrew B Kay, Langston T Holly
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a disorder that can cause neurologic deterioration. Studies on paraspinal muscular atrophy (PMA) in the lumbar spine have shown these changes are caused by several perioperative factors. It is possible that PMA in the cervical spine could behave similarly. In this retrospective study, we compared the degree of PMA after laminoplasty versus laminectomy and fusion (LF) using a standard posterior approach to the cervical spine. METHODS: 18 laminoplasty and 43 LF patients were included in this study...
August 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739452/-over-sirix-a-new-method-for-sizing-aortic-endografts-in-combination-with-the-chimney-grafts-early-experience-with-aortic-arch-disease
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Stefano Fazzini, Sonia Ronchey, Matteo Orrico, Ombretta Martinelli, Vittorio Alberti, Barbara Praquin, Nicola Mangialardi
BACKGROUND: large gutters after chimney procedures are one of the main causes of type I endoleak (EL-I). This study aims to evaluate a new tailored planning named "Over-SIRIX", based on Osirix Imaging Software, to choose the correct main graft oversizing in order to minimize EL-I incidence. METHODS: from 2008 to 2015, 34 patients were treated with parallel grafts for aortic arch diseases at our institution. The study included 22 patients with single stent and antegrade flow configuration; they were divided in two groups (PRE and POST "Over-SIRIX")...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726335/preperitoneal-fat-as-a-noninvsasive-marker-of-increased-risk-of-severe-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Daniella Braz Parente, Jaime Araújo Oliveira Netso, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano Brasil, Fernando Fernandes Paiva, José Pedro Rodrigues Ravani, Marilia Brito Gomes, Valeria Lanzoni, Carlos Frederico Ferreira Campos, Lilian Machado-Silva, Renata Mello Perez, Rosana Souza Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Fat distribution may have prognostic value in the evaluation of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This study was conducted to evaluate associations of MRI-measured abdominal fat areas with steatosis, steatohepatitis, and fibrosis, assessed histopathologically, in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This prospective study included 66 patients with type 2 diabetes (12 males, 54 females, age 26-68 years), without chronic liver disease of other causes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715424/atrophy-of-gluteus-maximus-among-women-with-a-history-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Amy H Amabile, John H Bolte, Saskia D Richter
BACKGROUND: Although the relationship between low back pain (LBP) and the size of certain trunk muscles has been extensively studied, the relationship between gluteus maximus (GM) size and LBP has been only minimally examined. Determining whether such a relationship exists would help improve our understanding of the etiology of LBP, and possibly provide a rationale for the use of therapeutic exercise interventions targeting GM with LBP patients. The objective of this study was to compare gluteus maximus cross-sectional area in individuals with chronic LBP, and in a group of individuals without LBP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713610/study-of-sexual-dimorphism-of-malaysian-crania-an-important-step-in-identification-of-the-skeletal-remains
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Abdelnasser Ibrahim, Aspalilah Alias, Faridah Mohd Nor, Mohamed Swarhib, Siti Noorain Abu Bakar, Srijit Das
Sex determination is one of the main steps in the identification of human skeletal remains. It constitutes an initial step in personal identification from the skeletal remains. The aim of the present study was to provide the population-specific sex discriminating osteometric standards to aid human identification. The present study was conducted on 87 (174 sides) slices of crania using postmortem computed tomography in 45 males and 42 females, aged between 18 and 75 years. About 22 parameters of crania were measured using Osirix software 3-D Volume Rendering...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712853/short-term-evaluation-of-tegumentary-changes-of-the-nose-in-oral-breathers-undergoing-rapid-maxillary-expansion
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Fauze Ramez Badreddine, Reginaldo Raimundo Fujita, Mario Cappellette
INTRODUCTION: Rapid maxillary expansion is an orthodontic and orthopedic procedure that can change the form and function of the nose. The soft tissue of the nose and its changes can influence the esthetics and the stability of the results obtained by this procedure. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the changes in nose dimensions after rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in oral breathers with maxillary atresia, using a reliable and reproducible methodology through computed tomography...
June 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642647/comparison-between-rendering-3d-ct-and-transparent-3d-ct-in-acl-tunnel-positioning
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Marcos Amstalden Barros, Tiago Lazzaretti Fernandes, Dimitris Dimitriou, André Pedrinelli, Arnaldo José Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To compare the transparent 3D computed tomography (CT) image protocol against conventional 3D-CT image-rendering protocol to assess femoral tunnel position in anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions . METHODS: Eight knee CT scans from cadavers were analyzed by image rendering 3D-CT protocol, using Rhinoceros((r)) software. The central point of the ACL tunnel was set using the sagittal plane. Same CT scans were analyzed using transparent 3D-CT measurement protocol with OsiriX((r)) software...
January 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616230/predictors-of-adamkiewicz-artery-and-anterior-spinal-artery-detection-through-computerized-tomographic-angiography
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Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato, Jose Rodrigues Parga Filho, Noedir Antonio Groppo Stolf
BACKGROUND: The detection of the Adamkiewicz artery and the anterior spinal artery has been associated with the ability to prevent adverse spinal cord outcomes after aortic surgical procedures. Yet, to our knowledge, no previous studies have attempted to use modern predictive models to identify the most important variables in determining artery detectability. AIMS: To develop a model to predict the odds of visualizing the Adamkiewicz artery or anterior spinal artery in patients undergoing computerized tomographic angiography...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598294/open-versus-percutaneous-instrumentation-in-thoracolumbar-fractures-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-paravertebral-muscles-after-implant-removal
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yves Ntilikina, David Bahlau, Julien Garnon, Sébastien Schuller, Axel Walter, Mickaël Schaeffer, Jean-Paul Steib, Yann Philippe Charles
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous instrumentation in thoracolumbar fractures is intended to decrease paravertebral muscle damage by avoiding dissection. The aim of this study was to compare muscles at instrumented levels in patients who were treated by open or percutaneous surgery. METHODS Twenty-seven patients underwent open instrumentation, and 65 were treated percutaneously. A standardized MRI protocol using axial T1-weighted sequences was performed at a minimum 1-year follow-up after implant removal. Two independent observers measured cross-sectional areas (CSAs, in cm(2)) and region of interest (ROI) signal intensity (in pixels) of paravertebral muscles by using OsiriX at the fracture level, and at cranial and caudal instrumented pedicle levels...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598220/bone-and-cortical-bone-thickness-of-mandibular-buccal-shelf-for-mini-screw-insertion-in-adults
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Riccardo Nucera, Antonino Lo Giudice, Angela Mirea Bellocchio, Paola Spinuzza, Alberto Caprioglio, Letizia Perillo, Giovanni Matarese, Giancarlo Cordasco
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the buccal bone thickness, bone depth, and cortical bone depth of the mandibular buccal shelf (MBS) to determine the most suitable sites of the MBS for mini-screw insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample included cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) records of 30 adult subjects (mean age 30.9 ± 7.0 years) evaluated retrospectively. All CBCT examinations were performed with the i-CAT CBCT scanner. Each exam was converted into DICOM format and processed with OsiriX Medical Imaging software...
September 2017: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527841/a-comparison-of-2-and-3-dimensional-healing-assessment-after-endodontic-surgery-using-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-volumes-or-periapical-radiographs
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Tom Schloss, David Sonntag, Meetu R Kohli, Frank C Setzer
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare the assessment of healing after endodontic microsurgery using 2-dimensional (2D) periapical films versus 3-dimensional (3D) cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging. METHODS: The healing of 51 teeth from 44 patients was evaluated using Molven's criteria (2D) and modified PENN 3D criteria. The absolute area (2D) and volume (3D) changes of apical lesions preoperatively and at follow-up were calculated by segmentation using OsiriX software (Pixmeo, Bernex, Switzerland) and ITK-Snap (free software)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520562/reliability-and-repeatability-of-pulp-volume-reconstruction-through-three-different-volume-calculations
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T Y Marroquin Penaloza, S Karkhanis, S I Kvaal, S Vasudavan, E Castelblanco, E Kruger, M Tennant
OBJECTIVE: To test the variability of the volume measurements when different segmentation methods are applied in pulp volume reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Osirix® and ITK-SNAP software were used. Different segmentation methods (Part A) and volume approaches (Part B) were tested in a sample of 21 dental CBCT's from upper canines. Different combinations of the data set were also tested on one lower molar and one upper canine (Part C) to determine the variability of the results when automatic segmentation is performed...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510312/the-midbrain-to-pons-ratio-distinguishes-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-from-non-fluent-primary-progressive-aphasias
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M Silsby, R Y Tweedie-Cullen, C R Murray, G M Halliday, J R Hodges, J R Burrell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To determine the clinical utility of the midbrain-to-pons (M/P) ratio as a clinical biomarker of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in patients with non-fluent primary progressive aphasia syndromes. METHODS: Patients with PSP, progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA) and logopenic progressive aphasia (LPA) were recruited. Patients were diagnosed clinically, but pathological confirmation was available in a proportion of patients. Midbrain and pons areas were measured using Osirix Lite, a free DICOM viewer...
July 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509680/analyzing-dental-implant-sites-from-cone-beam-computed-tomography-scans-on-a-tablet-computer-a-comparative-study-between-ipad-and-3-display-systems
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Alejandro Carrasco, Elnaz Jalali, Ajay Dhingra, Alan Lurie, Sumit Yadav, Aditya Tadinada
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare a medical-grade PACS (picture archiving and communication system) monitor, a consumer-grade monitor, a laptop computer, and a tablet computer for linear measurements of height and width for specific implant sites in the posterior maxilla and mandible, along with visualization of the associated anatomical structures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were evaluated. The images were reviewed using PACS-LCD monitor, consumer-grade LCD monitor using CB-Works software, a 13″ MacBook Pro, and an iPad 4 using OsiriX DICOM reader software...
June 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501659/influential-factors-on-the-evaluation-of-adamkiewicz-artery-using-a-320-detector-row-computed-tomography-device
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Alexandre C M Amato, José R Parga Filho, Noedir A G Stolf
BACKGROUND: Understanding the difference of Adamkiewicz artery (AKA) presentation in healthy and diseased subjects, and the influence of atherosclerotic factors prevalent in aortic disease patients, are important for aortic disease therapeutic planning. This study used a 320-detector row computed tomography (CT) device to examine the impact of clinical aspects of AKA identification in individuals with and without aortic disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: angio-CTs obtained from 115 patients were assessed and the individuals grouped according to the presence or absence of aortic disease...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486661/validation-of-3d-reconstructed-computed-tomography-images-using-osirix%C3%A2-software-for-pre-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-aortic-annulus-sizing
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Marlena Gumsheimer, Stefan Stortecky, Brigitta Gahl, Bettina Langhammer, Thierry Carrel, Lutz Buellesfeld, Christoph Huber, Henriette Most
OBJECTIVES: We report validation of OsiriX -an image processing freeware-to measure multi-slice computed tomography-derived annulus diameters for preprocedural transcatheter aortic valve implantation planning. METHODS: A total of 137 patients (82 ± 6.5 years, 42.3% male, logistic EuroSCORE 24.1 ± 14.2%) with severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation assessment: transoesophageal echocardiography, angiography and multi-slice computed tomography...
May 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474990/radiodensity-of-intraventricular-hemorrhage-associated-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-may-be-a-negative-predictor-of-outcome
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Ha Son Nguyen, Luyuan Li, Mohit Patel, Shekar Kurpad, Wade Mueller
OBJECTIVE The presence, extent, and distribution of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) have been associated with negative outcomes in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Several qualitative scores (Fisher grade, LeRoux score, and Graeb score) have been established for evaluating SAH and IVH. However, no study has assessed the radiodensity within the ventricular system in aneurysmal SAH patients with IVH. Prior studies have suggested that hemorrhage with a higher radiodensity, as measured by CT Hounsfield units, can cause more irritation to brain parenchyma...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418817/virtual-mapping-of-the-frontal-recess-guiding-safe-and-efficient-frontal-sinus-surgery
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Neil S Patel, Amy C Dearking, Erin K O'Brien, John F Pallanch
Objective To define relationships between the frontal sinus opening, ostia of other frontal recess cells, and endoscopic landmarks and to develop a clinically useful framework to guide frontal sinus surgery. Study Design Retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care academic referral center. Methods Adult patients with computed tomography (CT) without sinonasal pathology were included. Virtual endoscopy (using OsiriX) and corresponding CT reconstructions were used to identify all visible ostia in the frontal recess and characterize their positions in spaces between the uncinate/agger nasi (U), bulla ethmoidalis (EB), and middle turbinate (MT)...
May 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369974/forensic-facial-reconstruction-relationship-between-the-alar-cartilage-and-piriform-aperture
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Raíssa Ananda Paim Strapasson, Lara Maria Herrera, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani
During forensic facial reconstruction, facial features may be predicted based on the parameters of the skull. This study evaluated the relationships between alar cartilage and piriform aperture and nose morphology and facial typology. Ninety-six cone beam computed tomography images of Brazilian subjects (49 males and 47 females) were used in this study. OsiriX software was used to perform the following measurements: nasal width, distance between alar base insertion points, lower width of the piriform aperture, and upper width of the piriform aperture...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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