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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651071/an-independent-active-contours-segmentation-framework-for-bone-micro-ct-images
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Vasileios Ch Korfiatis, Simone Tassani, George K Matsopoulos
Micro-CT is an imaging technique for small tissues and objects that is gaining increased popularity especially as a pre-clinical application. Nevertheless, there is no well-established micro-CT segmentation method, while typical procedures lack sophistication and frequently require a degree of manual intervention, leading to errors and subjective results. To address these issues, a novel segmentation framework, called Independent Active Contours Segmentation (IACS), is proposed in this paper. The proposed IACS is based on two autonomous modules, namely automatic ROI extraction and IAC Evolution, which segments the ROI image using multiple Active Contours that evolve simultaneously and independently of one another...
June 19, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649157/use-of-patient-specific-3d-printed-neurovascular-phantoms-to-evaluate-the-clinical-utility-of-a-high-resolution-x-ray-imager
#2
S V Setlur Nagesh, M Russ, C N Ionita, D Bednarek, S Rudin
Modern 3D printing technology can fabricate vascular phantoms based on an actual human patient with a high degree of precision facilitating a realistic simulation environment for an intervention. We present two experimental setups using 3D printed patient-specific neurovasculature to simulate different disease anatomies. To simulate the human neurovasculature in the Circle of Willis, patient-based phantoms with aneurysms were 3D printed using a Objet Eden 260V printer. Anthropomorphic head phantoms and a human skull combined with acrylic plates simulated human head bone anatomy and x-ray attenuation...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648942/dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-of-bone-with-prominent-rhabdoid-component
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Matthew Stemm, Chad Beck, Rajeev Mannem, John Neilson, Michael J Klein
Dedifferentiated chondrosarcomas (DDCS) are rare lesions, defined as tumors having a low-grade chondrosarcomatous component with an abrupt transition to a high-grade sarcoma. Although "malignant fibrous histiocytoma" (undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma) is the most common high grade saromatous component, many different types of sarcoma have been described. We present a case of dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation harboring a prominent rhabdoid tumor component. To our knowledge, rhabdoid morphology in dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma has not been described in the English-language literature...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648877/a-rare-presentation-a-case-report-of-osseous-metaplasia-and-mature-bone-formation-in-a-follicular-adenoma-of-the-thyroid
#4
Nadia Aurora, Insia Hashmi, Subhasis Misra, Nail Aydin
INTRODUCTION: Cases of multinodular goiter, thyroid hyperplasia, follicular adenoma, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma have been reported with histopathologic findings of osseous metaplasia (OM), bone marrow metaplasia (BMM), ectopic bone formation (EBF), ossification, and extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH). To date no report of a follicular adenoma with OM and mature EBF in the absence of EMH has been reported in the English language. PRESENTATION OF CASE: 63-year-old woman with an incidental finding of thyroid nodule unable to be biopsied...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648703/osteoclasts-in-periprosthetic-osteolysis-the-charnley-arthroplasty-revisited
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Sebastian S Mukka, Göran N Andersson, Kjell R Hultenby, Olof G Sköldenberg, Joakim P Nordahl, Thomas M Eisler
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic osteolysis by polyethylene wear debris-triggered osteoclasts is viewed as the main pathophysiological pathway in aseptic loosening in total hip arthroplasty. The present aim was to study osteoclast occurrence in osteolytic lesions in early and late revisions of the Charnley low-friction torque arthroplasty (CLFA). METHODS: Biopsies of the soft interface membrane and the adjacent bone were taken from osteolytic lesions during revision of 16 loose CLFA, early (2-6 years) or late (>10 years) after primary surgery...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647887/connexins-and-pannexins-in-bone-and-skeletal-muscle
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REVIEW
Lilian I Plotkin, Hannah M Davis, Bruno A Cisterna, Juan C Sáez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss current knowledge on the role of connexins and pannexins in the musculoskeletal system. RECENT FINDINGS: Connexins and pannexins are crucial for the development and maintenance of both bone and skeletal muscle. In bone, the presence of connexin and more recently of pannexin channels in osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and osteocytes has been described and shown to be essential for normal skeletal development and bone adaptation. In skeletal muscles, connexins and pannexins play important roles during development and regeneration through coordinated regulation of metabolic functions via cell-to-cell communication...
June 24, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647647/itraq-based-quantitative-analysis-of-alveolar-bone-resorption-in-rats-with-experimental-periodontitis
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Weidong Yang, Yafan Gao, Yajie Qian, Jingjing Li, Qingang Hu
OBJECTIVE: Periapical periodontitis results in alveolar bone resorption around the root apex. During the progression of inflammation, host cells release various inflammatory mediators and pro-inflammatory cytokines through immune responses. However, the pathological mechanisms associated with periapical bone destruction remain unclear. This study was objected to identify differentially regulated proteins in periapical periodontitis via a quantitative proteomics approach using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) labelling of peptides...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647521/heterotopic-ossification-of-the-peroneus-brevis-tendon-in-a-pediatric-patient
#8
Karan Dua, James M Barsi
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is abnormal formation of mature lamellar bone in soft tissues. HO is most commonly diagnosed in the setting of localized trauma, which results in improper differentiation of progenitor cells, leading to aberrant tissue formation. In the pediatric population, nongenetic causes of HO have rarely been reported, especially HO involving the tendons of the ankle. We present a case of HO of the peroneus brevis tendon without systemic disease in a pediatric patient. The patient was a 7-year-old female with a normal birth and developmental history who first presented 6 weeks after a right ankle sprain with pain localized to the lateral calcaneus...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647227/in-vivo-cellular-reactions-to-different-biomaterials-physiological-and-pathological-aspects-and-their-consequences
#9
REVIEW
Sarah Al-Maawi, Anna Orlowska, Robert Sader, C James Kirkpatrick, Shahram Ghanaati
Biomaterials are widely used in guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR). After application, there is an interaction between the host immune system and the implanted biomaterial, leading to a biomaterial-specific cellular reaction. The present review focuses on cellular reactions to numerous biomaterials in vivo with consideration of different implantation models and microenvironments in different species, such as subcutaneous implantation in mice and rats, a muscle model in goats and a femur model in rabbits...
June 21, 2017: Seminars in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643552/drug-induced-physeal-abnormalities-in-preclinical-toxicity-studies
#10
Kendall S Frazier
Most toxic physeal changes are characterized microscopically by altered chondrocyte development, proliferation, or maturation in the growth plate and eventually result in disordered appositional bone growth. Many therapeutic drugs directly or indirectly target proteins involved in chondrocytic differentiation and maturation pathways, so toxic physeal injury has become increasingly common in preclinical toxicologic pathology. While physeal dysplasia has been associated with several different drug classes including bisphosphonates, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitors, fibroblast growth factor receptor inhibitors, transforming growth factor beta receptor inhibitors, and vascular targeting agents, physeal changes often share similar morphologic features including thickening and disorganization of the hypertrophic layer, increased numbers of hypertrophic chondrocytes, altered mineralization of endochondral ossification, and/or increased thickness of subphyseal bone...
January 1, 2017: Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643081/distraction-osteogenesis-reconstruction-of-large-segmental-bone-defects-after-primary-tumor-resection-pitfalls-and-benefits
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REVIEW
Jan Lesensky, Daniel E Prince
Successful cure is achieved in almost 70% of patients with primary bone sarcomas with currently available therapies. Some soft tissue sarcomas require wide bone resection in order to achieve appropriate margins for cure of disease, and patients undergoing these procedures need durable reconstruction. Biological reconstruction has been shown to provide patients with superior long-term results over other alternatives. Distraction osteogenesis is well studied in the correction of deformities as well as in addressing some congenital musculoskeletal pathologies...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642853/paget-s-disease-skeletal-manifestations-and-effect-of-bisphosphonates
#12
Ho Kang, Young-Chang Park, Kyu Hyun Yang
BACKGROUND: Paget's disease of bone leads to change in the shape and size of the bone and results in reduced bone strength, leading to the complications of deformity, arthritis, and fracture. Due to unknown reasons, Paget's disease is rare in Asian descendants. We report the cases of Paget's disease who visited our institute for 15 years and reviewed the literatures. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and radiograms of 8 patients (6 female and 2 male) who were diagnosed as Paget's disease of bone...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642544/resistin-promotes-the-abnormal-type-i-collagen-phenotype-of-subchondral-bone-in-obese-patients-with-end-stage-hip-osteoarthritis
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Ashleigh M Philp, Rebecca L Collier, Liam M Grover, Edward T Davis, Simon W Jones
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of adiposity on the architecture and composition of hip OA subchondral bone, and to examine the pathological role of adipokines. Femoral heads were collected from normal-weight or over-weight/obese patients with hip OA. Structural parameters of subchondral bone were determined by MicroCT and type I collagen α1/α2 ratio was determined by SDS PAGE and by qRT-PCR in ex-vivo bone explants. The serum concentration of adipokines was determined by Luminex. The effect of resistin on primary OA osteoblasts was determined by analysis of Wnt pathway signal transduction, bone nodule formation, and osteoblast metabolic activity...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641663/-expression-changes-of-hepcidin-and-ferroportin-1-in-murine-model-of-iron-overload
#14
Jing-Wen Wang, Lu-Hong Xu, Xi Yao, Jian-Pei Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of hepcidin and ferropotin 1 expression in murine model of iron overload. METHODS: The murine model of iron overload was established, C57BL/6 mice were injected with iron dextran intraperitoneally (10 mg) every 3 days for 4 weeks. Blood routine, serum ferritin and pathological sections were tested at the appointed time-point respectively (before iron injection, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after treatment of iron injection). The serum hepcidin was assayed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent method...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641661/-clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-myeloid-sarcoma
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Ya-Jun Jiang, Hong-Xia Wang, Wan-Chuan Zhuang, Hao Chen, Chang Zhang, Xiu-Mei Li, Gui-Hua Zhu, Yao He
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinicopathologic features, differential diagnosis and therapy of myeloid sarcoma. METHODS: The clinical data including clinical manifestations, laboratorial tests, histopathologicical examination, immunohistochemistry and clinical prognosis of 10 patients with myeloid sarcoma were analyzed retrospectively. Among 10 patients, 5 male and 5 female, aged 23 to 71 years old (median = 36 years). RESULTS: 2 cases of myeloid sarcoma were secondary from chronic myeloid leukemia, and 1 cases of myeloid sarcoma occurred after the allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation due to acute myeloid leukemia, and the others lacked the anamnesis of malignancies...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641633/-change-of-nk-cell-number-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma-and-its-clinical-significance
#16
De-Lan Han, Yuan-Yuan Han, Ya-Ling Bao, Wen-Xia Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of peripheral blood NK cell number change in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. METHODS: Eight-four patients with mantle cell lymphoma treated in our hospital from November 2003 to November 2011 were studied, the venous blood was collected from all patients and detected with flow cytometry. The age, sex, pathologic type, B-symptoms, clinical stage, absolute NK count(ANKC), hemoglobin(Hb), lactate dehydrogenase(LDH) and β2-microglobulin(β2-MG) levels, bone marrow involuement(BMI) and the international prognostic index of mantle cell lymphoma(MIPI) were recorded...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640307/healthy-properties-of-green-and-white-teas-an-update
#17
REVIEW
S Pastoriza, M Mesías, C Cabrera, J A Rufián-Henares
Green tea has been consumed for centuries in Japan, China and Morocco. White tea, which is considered a variety of green tea, is mostly consumed in China and is very appreciated for its flavor. Currently the consumption of both types of tea has been extended to the western countries even as a functional ingredient. A group of polyphenols called catechins stands out among their bioactive components, the most abundant being the (-) epigallocatechin gallate, with high antioxidant power. Teas also contain other phenolic compounds such as gallic, caffeic, chlorogenic or cinnamic acids, quercetin and proanthocyanidols, caffeine, theophylline, l-theanine and minerals such as fluorine, manganese or chromium...
June 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640138/an-unusual-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma-with-unilateral-sudden-vision-loss-a-case-report
#18
Pei-Wen Wu, Ta-Jen Lee, Jim-Ray Chen, Chien-Chia Huang
RATIONALE: Plasma cell neoplasms are categorized by neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells which produce a monoclonal immunoglobulin. Plasma cell neoplasms can present as a solitary plasmacytoma or as multiple myeloma. Both of them can progress to multiple myeloma. Once a diagnosis of plasmacytoma has been made, thorough examinations should be carried out for identifying the disease entity. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: Herein, we describe an extraordinary rare case of multiple myeloma with initial presentation of a left sphenoid neoplasm resulting in left-sided headache and rapid deterioration of visual acuity...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639953/impressive-paget-disease-of-the-lumbar-spine-masks-the-coexisting-multiple-myeloma
#19
Xiao Zhong, Yunxia Ye, Xiaohong Ou
Multimodality imaging, including MRI, bone scintigraphy, and FDG PET/CT, was performed to evaluate a 49-year-old man who had right hip and lower limb pain for 4 months because possible malignancy was suspected. All 3 modalities showed obvious Paget disease of the lumbar spine. However, less impressive increased activity was also noted on FDG PET/CT images. Subsequent laboratory tests and pathology examination leads to diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Our case further confirms the notion that it is insufficient to focus on the most obvious and unintentionally overlook the less impressive findings in interpreting nuclear medicine images...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639852/osteochondritis-dissecans-etiology-pathology-and-imaging-with-a-special-focus-on-the-knee-joint
#20
Juergen Bruns, Mathias Werner, Christian Habermann
This article is a review of the current understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, and how to diagnose and treat knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) followed by an analysis of and outcomes of the treatments available. OCD is seen in children and adolescents with open growth plates (juvenile OCD) and adults with closed growth plates (adult OCD). The etiology of OCD lesions remains unclear and is characterized by an aseptic necrosis in the subchondral bone area. Mechanical factors seem to play an important role...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
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