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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431275/learning-non-rigid-deformations-for-robust-constrained-point-based-registration-in-image-guided-mr-trus-prostate-intervention
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John A Onofrey, Lawrence H Staib, Saradwata Sarkar, Rajesh Venkataraman, Cayce B Nawaf, Preston C Sprenkle, Xenophon Papademetris
Accurate and robust non-rigid registration of pre-procedure magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to intra-procedure trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) is critical for image-guided biopsies of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. TRUS-guided biopsy is the current clinical standard for prostate cancer diagnosis and assessment. State-of-the-art, clinical MR-TRUS image fusion relies upon semi-automated segmentations of the prostate in both the MR and the TRUS images to perform non-rigid surface-based registration of the gland...
April 12, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431098/egg-production-and-egg-quality-in-free-range-laying-hens-housed-at-different-outdoor-stocking-densities1
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D L M Campbell, C Lee, G N Hinch, J R Roberts
Free-range laying hen systems are increasing in number within Australia. Variation in outdoor stocking densities has led to development of a national information standard on free-range egg labeling, including setting a maximum density of 10,000 hens per hectare. However, there are few data on the impacts of differing outdoor densities on production and egg quality. ISA Brown hens in small (150 hens) flocks were housed in identical indoor pens, each with access (from 21 weeks) to different sized ranges simulating one of three outdoor stocking densities (2 replicates each: 2,000 hens/hectare (ha), 10,000 hens/ha, 20,000 hens/ha)...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430459/direct-observation-of-percolation-in-the-yielding-transition-of-colloidal-glasses
#3
Antina Ghosh, Zoe Budrikis, Vijayakumar Chikkadi, Alessandro L Sellerio, Stefano Zapperi, Peter Schall
When strained beyond the linear regime, soft colloidal glasses yield to steady-state plastic flow in a way that is similar to the deformation of conventional amorphous solids. Because of the much larger size of the colloidal particles with respect to the atoms comprising an amorphous solid, colloidal glasses allow us to obtain microscopic insight into the nature of the yielding transition, as we illustrate here combining experiments, atomistic simulations, and mesoscopic modeling. Our results unanimously show growing clusters of nonaffine deformation percolating at yielding...
April 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430378/treating-paget-s-disease-why-and-how-much
#4
Tim Cundy
Paget's disease (PDB) is a benign chronic focal disorder of older people. Affected bones have greatly accelerated bone turnover, a chaotic structure and are highly vascular. People with PDB are commonly asymtomatic but can also suffer chronic bone pain. Affected bones may become enlarged and deformed; and they are also liable to fracture. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430210/folded-monocentric-imager-with-deformable-mirror-focus
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Glenn M Schuster, William M Mellette, Joseph E Ford
We describe a catadioptric monocentric imager using an elastic central element focused by deformation of a fold mirror. We show the design of 6 mm and 12 mm focal length F/2.8 achromats and compare design performance when focusing by translating the sensor, translating the fold mirror, and by spherically deforming the fold mirror. We tested the 12 mm focal length design using a diamond turned polystyrene element as the outer meniscus lens (and mechanical mount), filled with an optical gel in contact with the central aperture and fold mirror, and demonstrate focusing by mechanical deformation of the fold mirror...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430051/reversible-postoperative-blindness-caused-by-bilateral-status-epilepticus-amauroticus-following-thoracolumbar-deformity-correction-case-report
#6
Tarik F Ibrahim, Rochelle T Sweis, Russ P Nockels
Postoperative vision loss (POVL) is a devastating complication and has been reported after complex spine procedures. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and posterior optic neuropathy are the 2 most common causes of POVL. Bilateral occipital lobe seizures causing complete blindness are rare and have not been reported as a cause of POVL after spine surgery with the patient prone. The authors report the case of a 67-year-old man without a history of seizures who underwent a staged thoracolumbar deformity correction and developed POVL 6 hours after surgery...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429875/effect-of-untreated-zirconium-oxide-nanofiller-on-the-flexural-strength-and-surface-hardness-of-autopolymerized-interim-fixed-restoration-resins
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Abdolhamid Alhavaz, Maryam Rezaei Dastjerdi, Arman Ghasemi, Azade Ghasemi, Abolfazl Alizadeh Sahraei
OBJECTIVE: Autopolymerized poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin is commonly used for the construction of interim restorations; however, it has less than optimal mechanical properties. In this article, we evaluated the reinforcing effect of adding untreated zirconia nanoparticles on the flexural strength and surface hardness of this resin. METHODS: A total of 80 specimens were fabricated. Forty each were used for the flexural strength test and for the surface hardness test...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429808/slow-creep-in-soft-granular-packings
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Ishan Srivastava, Timothy S Fisher
Transient creep mechanisms in soft granular packings are studied numerically using a constant pressure and constant stress simulation method. Rapid compression followed by slow dilation is predicted on the basis of a logarithmic creep phenomenon. Characteristic scales of creep strain and time exhibit a power-law dependence on jamming pressure, and they diverge at the jamming point. Microscopic analysis indicates the existence of a correlation between rheology and nonaffine fluctuations. Localized regions of large strain appear during creep and grow in magnitude and size at short times...
April 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429783/fine-structure-of-the-topological-defect-cores-studied-for-disclinations-in-lyotropic-chromonic-liquid-crystals
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Shuang Zhou, Sergij V Shiyanovskii, Heung-Shik Park, Oleg D Lavrentovich
The detailed structure of singularities of ordered field represents a fundamental problem in diverse areas of physics. At the defect cores, the deformations are so strong that the system explores states with symmetry different from that of an undistorted material. These regions are difficult to explore experimentally as their spatial extension is very small, a few molecular lengths in the condensed matter. Here we explore the cores of disclinations in the so-called chromonic nematics that extend over macroscopic length scales accessible for optical characterization...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429759/dual-mechanisms-of-grain-refinement-in-a-fecocrni-high-entropy-alloy-processed-by-high-pressure-torsion
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Wenqian Wu, Min Song, Song Ni, Jingshi Wang, Yong Liu, Bin Liu, Xiaozhou Liao
An equiatomic FeCoCrNi high-entropy alloy with a face-centered cubic structure was fabricated by a powder metallurgy route, and then processed by high-pressure torsion. Detailed microscopy investigations revealed that grain refinement from coarse grains to nanocrystalline grains occurred mainly via concurrent nanoband (NB) subdivision and deformation twinning. NB-NB, twin-NB and twin-twin interactions contributed to the deformation process. The twin-twin interactions resulted in severe lattice distortion and accumulation of high densities of dislocations in the interaction areas...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429723/pressure-self-focusing-effect-and-novel-methods-for-increasing-the-maximum-pressure-in-traditional-and-rotational-diamond-anvil-cells
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Biao Feng, Valery I Levitas
The main principles of producing a region near the center of a sample, compressed in a diamond anvil cell (DAC), with a very high pressure gradient and, consequently, with high pressure are predicted theoretically. The revealed phenomenon of generating extremely high pressure gradient is called the pressure self-focusing effect. Initial analytical predictions utilized generalization of a simplified equilibrium equation. Then, the results are refined using our recent advanced model for elastoplastic material under high pressures in finite element method (FEM) simulations...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429293/topical-delivery-of-fenoprofen-calcium-via-elastic-nano-vesicular-spanlastics-optimization-using-experimental-design-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Dalia Ali Farghaly, Ahmed A Aboelwafa, Manal Y Hamza, Magdy I Mohamed
The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of surfactant-based nanovesicular system (spanlastics) for topical delivery of fenoprofen calcium (FPCa) to eliminate its oral gastrointestinal adverse effects. FPCa-loaded spanlastics were prepared by thin film hydration (TFH) technique according to a full factorial design to investigate the influence of formulation variables on the drug entrapment efficiency (%EE), particle size (PS), deformability index (DI), and the % drug released after 24 h through the cellulose membrane (Q24h) using Design-Expert® software...
April 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429161/on-the-in-vivo-function-of-the-mitral-heart-valve-leaflet-insights-into-tissue-interstitial-cell-biomechanical-coupling
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Chung-Hao Lee, Will Zhang, Kristen Feaver, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Michael S Sacks
There continues to be a critical need for developing data-informed computational modeling techniques that enable systematic evaluations of mitral valve (MV) function. This is important for a better understanding of MV organ-level biomechanical performance, in vivo functional tissue stresses, and the biosynthetic responses of MV interstitial cells (MVICs) in the normal, pathophysiological, and surgically repaired states. In the present study, we utilized extant ovine MV population-averaged 3D fiducial marker data to quantify the MV anterior leaflet (MVAL) deformations in various kinematic states...
April 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429131/the-first-comprehensive-molecular-detection-of-six-honey-bee-viruses-in-iran-in-2015-2016
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Mohammadreza Ghorani, Omid Madadgar, Arash Ghalyanchi Langeroudi, Mohammadreza Rezapanah, Sedigheh Nabian, Hesameddin Akbarein, Reza Kh Farahani, Hossein Maghsoudloo, Hamed Abdollahi, Mohammad Forsi
At least 18 viruses have been reported in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). However, severe diseases in honey bees are mainly caused by six viruses, and these are the most important in beekeeping. These viruses include: deformed wing virus (DWV), acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV), chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV), sacbrood virus (SBV), kashmir bee virus (KBV), and black queen cell virus (BQCV). In this study, we evaluated 89 Iranian honey bee apiaries (during the period 2015-2016) suffering from symptoms of depopulation, sudden collapse, paralysis, or dark coloring, by employing reverse transcription-PCR...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429011/drop-transport-and-positioning-on-lubricant-impregnated-surfaces
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Jian Hui Guan, Élfego Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Ben Bin Xu, David Wood, Glen McHale, Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gary George Wells
We demonstrate the transport and positioning of water droplets on macro-patterned lubricant-impregnated surfaces. The macro-patterning produces menisci features in the impregnating liquid layer which interact with a droplet via a capillary mechanism similar to the Cheerios effect. These interactions control the droplet motion and positioning on an otherwise completely slippery surface. We present experimental results using a V-shape channel geometry as a model system. The interaction between deformations on the lubricant layer induced by the droplet and the underlying V-shape geometry leads to both local and global equilibrium positions for the droplet within the channel...
April 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428990/nanoscale-adhesion-and-sliding-on-biased-semiconductors
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A Mukherjee, A D Craciun, J L Gallani, M V Rastei
We present experimental and theoretical results on controlling nanoscale sliding friction and adhesion by electric fields on model contacts realized by bringing a conductive atomic force microscope tip into contact with the surface of a silicon-oxide/silicon wafer. We find that applying a bias voltage on silicon (or on the conductive tip) enables a noticeable control of the sliding forces. Two electrostatic interactions are identified as being relevant for the friction variation as a function of applied voltage...
April 21, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428982/biomechanical-effect-of-pedicle-screw-distribution-in-ais-instrumentation-using-a-segmental-translation-technique-computer-modeling-and-simulation
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Xiaoyu Wang, A Noelle Larson, Dennis G Crandall, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle, Charles G T Ledonio, Carl-Eric Aubin
BACKGROUND: Efforts to select the appropriate number of implants in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) instrumentation are hampered by a lack of biomechanical studies. The objective was to biomechanically evaluate screw density at different regions in the curve for AIS correction to test the hypothesis that alternative screw patterns do not compromise anticipated correction in AIS when using a segmental translation technique. METHODS: Instrumentation simulations were computationally performed for 10 AIS cases...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428564/nanometre-scale-3d-defects-in-cr2alc-thin-films
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Y T Chen, D Music, L Shang, J Mayer, J M Schneider
MAX-phase Cr2AlC containing thin films were synthesized by magnetron sputtering in an industrial system. Nanometre-scale 3D defects are observed near the boundary between regions of Cr2AlC and of the disordered solid solution (CrAl)xCy. Shrinkage of the Cr-Cr interplanar distance and elongation of the Cr-Al distance in the vicinity of the defects are detected using transmission electron microscopy. The here observed deformation surrounding the defects was described using density functional theory by comparing the DOS of bulk Cr2AlC with the DOS of a strained and unstrained Cr2AlC(0001) surface...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428530/-duchenne-muscle-dystrophy-caused-bronchial-obstruction
#19
Aki Fujiwara, Nozomu Iwashiro, Masanori Ohara
Duchenne muscle dystrophy (DMD), X-linked recessive genetic disorder, causes a variety of complications including scoliosis. We report a case of bronchial obstruction and hemorrhage caused by scoliosis with DMD. A man in his forties having been hospitalized due to DMD since the age of 6, produced bloody sputum. A chest X-ray showed atelectasis in his right lower lung. A computed tomography and bronchoscopy indicated that scoliosis and thoracic deformity due to muscle dystrophy caused compression of a right main bronchus by the vertebra, leading to bronchial obstruction and bleeding...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428257/the-size-speed-force-relationship-governs-migratory-cell-response-to-tumorigenic-factors
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Aldo Leal-Egaña, Gaelle Letort, Jean-Louis Martiel, Andreas Christ, Timothée Vignaud, Caroline Roelants, Odile Filhol, Manuel Théry
Tumor development progresses through a complex path of biomechanical changes leading first to cell growth and contraction followed by cell de-adhesion, scattering and invasion. Tumorigenic factors may act specifically on one of these steps or have wider spectrum of actions, leading to a variety of effects and thus sometimes to apparent contradictory outcomes. Here we used micropatterned lines of collagen type-I/fibronectin on deformable surfaces to standardize cell behavior and to measure simultaneously cell size, speed of motion and the magnitude of the associated traction forces at the level of a single cell...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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