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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922701/unicortical-and-bicortical-plating-in-the-fixation-of-comminuted-fractures-of-the-clavicle-a-biomechanical-study
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John M Looft, Lincoln Corrêa, Minoo Patel, Mathew Rawlings, David C Ackland
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative neurovascular complications with clavicle fracture fixation are often due to far cortex penetration by drills and screws, but could be avoided using a unicortical construct. The objective of this study was to compare the bending and torsional strength of a unicortical locking screw plate construct and a hybrid (with central locked and outer non-locked long oblique screws) unicortical plate construct for clavicle fracture fixation with that of a conventional bicortical locking screw construct of plate fixation...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922610/symbiosis-of-selected-rhizobium-leguminosarum-bv-viciae-strains-with-diverse-pea-genotypes-effects-on-biological-nitrogen-fixation
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Chao Yang, Rosalind Bueckert, Jeff Schoenau, Axel Diederichsen, Hossein Zakeri, Thomas Warkentin
Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) can be improved by optimizing the interaction between the rhizobial inoculant and pea (Pisum sativum L.), leading to increased productivity and reduced nitrogen (N) fertilizer use. Eight Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. viciae strains were used to inoculate super-nodulating pea mutant Rondo-nod3(fix+), hyper-nodulating pea mutant Frisson P88 Sym29, CDC Meadow commercial control, and a non-nodulating mutant Frisson P56 (nod-) to evaluate BNF in a greenhouse assay. Significant differences in strain×cultivar interactions were detected for shoot and root dry weight which ranged from 1...
September 18, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922515/increased-resource-use-efficiency-amplifies-positive-response-of-aquatic-primary-production-to-experimental-warming
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James M Hood, Jonathan P Benstead, Wyatt F Cross, Alexander D Huryn, Philip W Johnson, Gísli M Gíslason, James R Junker, Daniel Nelson, Jón S Ólafsson, Chau Tran
Climate warming is affecting the structure and function of river ecosystems, including their role in transforming and transporting carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P). Predicting how river ecosystems respond to warming has been hindered by a dearth of information about how otherwise well-studied physiological responses to temperature scale from organismal to ecosystem levels. We conducted an ecosystem-level temperature manipulation to quantify how coupling of stream ecosystem metabolism and nutrient uptake responded to a realistic warming scenario...
September 18, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922462/vaginal-mesh-repair-systems-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse-anatomical-study-comparing-transobturator-trangluteal-versus-single-incision-techniques
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Giuseppe Campagna, Giovanni Panico, Andrea Morciano, Pierre Gadonneix, Vincent Delmas, Mauro Cervigni, Alfredo Ercoli, Giovanni Scambia
INTRODUCTION: The present study aim to compare the anatomic landmarks of two pelvic floor repair systems, in order to identify the potential neurovascular lesions related to different mesh fixation techniques. METHODS: Abdominal and perineal dissections of 10 fresh cadavers after prolapse surgery using transobturator/transgluteal versus single incision techniques. Neuro-vascular structures of obturator region and perineum were isolated. Distances between needles and anatomical structures were measured...
September 18, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922277/percutaneous-posterior-trans-articular-atlantoaxial-fixation-for-the-treatment-of-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-prospective-study
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Mohamed Alhashash, Mootaz Shousha, Hany Gendy, Ahmed Samir Barakat, Heinrich Boehm
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study of 20 multimorbid patients older than 65 years undergoing minimally invasive surgical treatment for odontoid fracture. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the results of percutaneous transarticular atlantoaxial screw fixation as a new minimally invasive treatment modality in this high risk group of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Odontoid fractures are a common injury pattern in the elderly. These fractures typically present significant challenges as geriatric patients often have multiple comorbidities that may adversely affect fracture management...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922090/microsaccades-and-interest-areas-during-free-viewing-sport-task
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Alessandro Piras, Milena Raffi, Monica Perazzolo, Ivan Malagoli Lanzoni, Salvatore Squatrito
Microsaccades are important fixation eye movements for visual scene perception. Compared to novices, athletes make fewer fixations of longer duration toward limited interest areas crucial for action prediction. Thus, our aim was to study the microsaccade features during those fixations. Gaze behaviour of expert and novice table tennis players was recorder during a task in which subjects were instructed to predict the direction of the ball after the opponent's throw. Three interest areas from the opponent's body and one from the ball trajectory were identified...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921808/long-term-agricultural-management-does-not-alter-the-evolution-of-a-soybean-rhizobium-mutualism
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Jennifer E Schmidt, Dylan J Weese, Jennifer A Lau
Leguminous crops, like soybeans, often rely on biologically fixed nitrogen via their symbiosis with rhizobia rather than synthetic nitrogen inputs. However, agricultural management practices may influence the effectiveness of biological nitrogen fixation. While the ecological effects of agricultural management on rhizobia have received some attention, the evolutionary effects have been neglected in comparison. Resource mutualism theory predicts that evolutionary effects are likely, however. Both fertilization and tillage are predicted to cause the evolution of rhizobia that provide fewer growth benefits to plant hosts and fix less nitrogen...
September 16, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921777/doubly-n-confused-36-octaphyrin-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-isomerization-bis-metal-coordination-and-topological-chirality
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Hiroyuki Furuta, Koki Mitsuno, Takafumi Yoshino, Iti Gupta, Shigeki Mori, Satoru Karasawa, Masatoshi Ishida
A novel [36]octaphyrin analogue embedding two N-confused pyrrole units demonstrated unique prototropy-coupled isomerization between the figure-of-eight and dumbbell conformers. Upon bis-metal coordination, fixation of fully π-conjugated figure-of-eight structures were achieved as referred from the X-ray crystal structure. Chirogenesis of the helical enantiomers was proved by intense circular dichroism (CD) response in the near infrared (NIR) region.
September 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921041/stabilization-of-scaphoid-type-b2-fractures-with-one-or-two-headless-compression-screws
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S Quadlbauer, T Beer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, A Tichy, T Hausner, M Leixnering
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the scaphoid account for the most commonly injured carpal bone. Minimally displaced fractures of the waist will heal in 85-90% when using a below elbow cast. However, fractures with displacement have a higher risk for nonunion. Therefore, open reduction and fixation with headless compression screws (HCS) have become the preferred method of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome of unstable scaphoid B2 type fractures, stabilized using one or two headless compression screws...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920722/-comparative-evaluation-of-vertigo-in-patients-after-stapedotomy-and-stapedectomy
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Kinga Harmat, Gergely Thurén, László Simon, Nelli Nepp, Adrienn Németh, Imre Gerlinger, Péter Bakó
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The reason of gradually developing conductive hearing loss in otosclerotic patients is the ossification of the stapes footplate to the surrounding bony structures and the therapy of stapes fixation is mainly surgical. In stapedotomy the footplate of the stapes is fenestrated with laser and microdrill in a diameter of 0.8 mm, whereas in stapedectomy there is complete removal of the footplate followed by the reconstruction of the ossicular chain. In the early postoperative period, temporary vertigo is frequently recorded which significantly influences the recovery...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920158/comparison-of-outcomes-of-scleral-fixation-with-and-without-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-the-treatment-of-dislocated-intraocular-lens
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Seung Yong Choi, You Sook Hwang, Mirinae Kim, Soon Il Choi, Young-Hoon Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the surgical outcomes of scleral fixation with either pars plana vitrectomy (ppV) or anterior vitrectomy (AV) for the treatment of dislocated intraocular lens (IOL). METHODS: By retrospective review of electronic medical records, patients with in-the-bag spontaneous IOL dislocation who underwent IOL exchange with scleral fixation were included and grouped according to the vitrectomy method: ppV (group 1) and AV (group 2). Post-operative surgical outcomes including visual acuity (log MAR), spherical equivalent, and surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) and complications were investigated and analyzed...
September 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920036/hematoma-block-versus-general-anesthesia-in-distal-radius-fractures-in-patients-over-60-years-in-trauma-emergency
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Ali Tabrizi, Fardin Mirza Tolouei, Ebrahim Hassani, Hassan Taleb, Asghar Elmi
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures are among common fractures in the elderly. Regarding the age, background diseases, and possible risks, analgesia method is of great importance in this group. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare two analgesia methods including hematoma block and general anesthesia in people over 60 years in the orthopedic emergency department. METHODS: 68 elderly patients referring to the emergency department of a medical teaching center were selected based on the inclusion criteria for a non-randomized clinical trial...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919969/karyotypic-differentiation-of-populations-of-the-common-shrew-sorex-araneus-l-mammalia-in-belarus
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Yury M Borisov, Iryna A Kryshchuk, Helen S Gaiduchenko, Elena V Cherepanova, Svetlana V Zadyra, Elena S Levenkova, Dmitriy V Lukashov, Victor N Orlov
The common shrews, Sorex araneus Linnaeus, 1758, inhabiting the territory of Belarus, are characterized by a significant variation in the frequency of Robertsonian (Rb) translocations. The frequency clines for translocations specific of three chromosome races: the West Dvina (gm, hk, ip, no, qr), Kiev (g/m, hi, k/o, n, p, q, r), and Białowieża (g/r, hn, ik, m/p, o, q) have already been studied in this territory. In this communication we report new data on polymorphic populations with Rb metacentrics specific of the Neroosa race (go, hi, kr, mn, p/q) in south-eastern Belarus, analyse the distribution of karyotypes in southern and central Belarus and draw particular attention to the fixation of the acrocentric variants of chromosomes in this area...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919927/characterization-of-a-heat-tolerant-chlorella-sp-gd-mutant-with-enhanced-photosynthetic-co2-fixation-efficiency-and-its-implication-as-lactic-acid-fermentation-feedstock
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Tse-Min Lee, Yu-Fei Tseng, Chieh-Lun Cheng, Yi-Chuan Chen, Chih-Sheng Lin, Hsiang-Yen Su, Te-Jin Chow, Chun-Yen Chen, Jo-Shu Chang
BACKGROUND: Fermentative production of lactic acid from algae-based carbohydrates devoid of lignin has attracted great attention for its potential as a suitable alternative substrate compared to lignocellulosic biomass. RESULTS: A Chlorella sp. GD mutant with enhanced thermo-tolerance was obtained by mutagenesis using N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine to overcome outdoor high-temperature inhibition and it was used as a feedstock for fermentative lactic acid production...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919866/t-wave-safety-margin-during-the-process-of-icd-implantation-as-a-novel-predictor-of-t-wave-oversensing
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Ya-Xun Sun, Jing Gao, Chen-Yang Jiang, Yu-Mei Xue, Yi-Zhou Xu, Gang Liu, Ji-Hong Guo, Xia Sheng, Yang Ye, Hong He, Yun-Tao Zhao, Hector Barajas-Martinez, Guo-Sheng Fu, Dan Hu
Introduction: T wave oversensing (TWOS) is a major drawback of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and data on predictors of TWOS in ICD is limited. We aimed to calculate a novel index of T wave safety margin (TWSM) and assess its potential for evaluating TWOS during the procedure of ICD implantation. Methods and Results: Thirty-two consecutive patients with ICD implantation were enrolled. During each procedure of ICD implantation, different ICD generators were connected to implanted sensing lead through active-fixation leads and bridging cables...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919727/five-year-durability-of-stand-alone-interspinous-process-decompression-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Pierce D Nunley, Vikas V Patel, Douglas G Orndorff, William F Lavelle, Jon E Block, Fred H Geisler
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common indication for spine surgery in older adults. Interspinous process decompression (IPD) using a stand-alone spacer that functions as an extension blocker offers a minimally invasive treatment option for intermittent neurogenic claudication associated with spinal stenosis. METHODS: This study evaluated the 5-year clinical outcomes for IPD (Superion(®)) from a randomized controlled US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noninferiority trial...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919610/open-door-laminoplasty-for-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-opll-using-titanium-reconstruction-miniplate-and-screws
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M K Ahsan, M A Awwal, S I Khan, N Zaman, M H Haque, Z Zahangiri
To review outcome of 25 patients who underwent open-door cervical laminoplasty for multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (MCSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) using titanium reconstruction miniplate and screws. Records of 18 men and 7 women aged 35 to 78 (mean, 62.6) years were reviewed retrospectively from October 2009 and October 2014 at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and in our private settings, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four patients had 5 levels (C3-C7), 21 patients had 4 levels (C3-C6) decompression and 3 patients (12%) performed foraminotomies...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919512/strontium-and-magnesium-ions-released-from-bioactive-titanium-metal-promote-early-bone-bonding-in-a-rabbit-implant-model
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Yaichiro Okuzu, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Seiji Yamaguchi, Koji Yamamoto, Takayoshi Shimizu, Takashi Sono, Koji Goto, Bungo Otsuki, Tomiharu Matsushita, Tadashi Kokubo, Shuichi Matsuda
We have previously developed the "alkali and heat treatment" method to confer bioactivity (bone-bonding ability) to titanium metal (Ti). As strontium (Sr) and magnesium (Mg) ions reportedly promote osteoblastic cell proliferation and differentiation and accelerate bone formation, we improved this method to induce the release of Sr (Sr-Ti) or Mg (Mg-Ti) ions from Ti in a previous study. Here, we evaluated the bioactivity of these novel surface treatments, Sr-Ti and Mg-Ti. In vitro evaluation of cell viability, expression of integrin β1, β catenin, and cyclin D1, osteogenic gene expression, alkaline phosphatase activity, and extracellular mineralization using MC3T3-E1 cells revealed that Sr-Ti and Mg-Ti enhanced proliferation and osteogenic differentiation...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919510/magnesium-mg-based-interference-screws-developed-for-promoting-tendon-graft-incorporation-in-bone-tunnel-in-rabbits
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Jiali Wang, Jiankun Xu, Bin Song, Dick Hokiu Chow, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung, Ling Qin
How to enhance tendon graft incorporation into bone tunnels for achieving satisfactory healing outcomes in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most challenging clinical problems in orthopaedic sports medicine. Several studies have recently reported the beneficial effects of Mg implants in bone fracture healing, indicating the use potential of Mg devices in promoting the tendon graft osteointegration. Here, we developed an innovative Mg-based interference screws for fixation of the tendon graft in rabbits underwent ACLR and investigated the biological role of Mg-based implants in the graft healing...
September 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919077/engineering-quantitative-trait-variation-for-crop-improvement-by-genome-editing
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Daniel Rodríguez-Leal, Zachary H Lemmon, Jarrett Man, Madelaine E Bartlett, Zachary B Lippman
Major advances in crop yields are needed in the coming decades. However, plant breeding is currently limited by incremental improvements in quantitative traits that often rely on laborious selection of rare naturally occurring mutations in gene-regulatory regions. Here, we demonstrate that CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing of promoters generates diverse cis-regulatory alleles that provide beneficial quantitative variation for breeding. We devised a simple genetic scheme, which exploits trans-generational heritability of Cas9 activity in heterozygous loss-of-function mutant backgrounds, to rapidly evaluate the phenotypic impact of numerous promoter variants for genes regulating three major productivity traits in tomato: fruit size, inflorescence branching, and plant architecture...
September 13, 2017: Cell
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