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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805928/effects-of-dietary-fish-oil-supplementation-on-performance-meat-quality-and-cecal-fermentation-of-growing-rabbits
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M Rodríguez, M D Carro, V Valiente, N Formoso-Rafferty, P G Rebollar
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation with fish oil on growth performance (during all fatening period), carcass characteristics and fatty acid (FA) profile of muscle and fat tissues (at slaughter), as well as cecal fermentation and ileal mucosa morphology of growing rabbits (at 30, 45, and 60 d of age). Two isonitrogenous and isoenergetic diets, only differing in their fat source, were formulated and provided each to 24 does (12 per diet) and their offspring during pregnancy and lactation...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803215/structural-tribological-and-mechanical-properties-of-the-hind-leg-joint-of-a-jumping-insect-using-katydids-to-inform-bioinspired-lubrication-systems
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Jun Kyun Oh, Spencer T Behmer, Richelle Marquess, Cengiz Yegin, Ethan A Scholar, Mustafa Akbulut
This study investigates the structural properties of the hind leg femur-tibia joint in adult katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), including its tribological and mechanical properties. It is of particular interest because the orthopteran (e.g., grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids) hind leg is highly specialized for jumping. We show that the katydid hind leg femur-tibia joint had unique surfaces and textures, with a friction coefficient (μ) at its coupling surface of 0.053 ± 0.001. Importantly, the sheared surfaces at this joint showed no sign of wear or damage, even though it had undergone thousands of external shearing cycles...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802221/in-vivo-mechanical-behaviour-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-study-of-six-daily-and-high-impact-activities
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Elisa Roldán, Neil D Reeves, Glen Cooper, Kirstie Andrews
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays a key role in the stability of the knee joint restricting the rotation and anterior tibial translation. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the in vivo ACL mechanical behaviour during high impact manoeuvres. The motion of 12 young participants with healthy knees was captured while they performed the following activities: walking, running, cross-over cutting, sidestep cutting, jumping and jumping with one leg. The in vivo ACL length and strain were estimated using experimental kinematic data and three degree of freedom (DOF) knee model...
August 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800725/a-novel-thermal-compression-device-for-perioperative-warming-a-randomized-trial-for-feasibility-and-efficacy
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Peter Luke Santa Maria, Chloe Santa Maria, Andreas Eisenried, Nathalia Velasquez, Brian Thomas Kannard, Abhinav Ramani, David Mark Kahn, Amanda Jane Wheeler, John Gerhard Brock-Utne
BACKGROUND: Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) leads to surgical complications and increases length of stay. IPH rates are high with the current standard of care, forced air warming (FAW). Our hypothesis is that a prototype thermal compression device that heats the popliteal fossa and soles of the feet, with lower leg compression, increases perioperative temperatures and reduces IPH compared to the current standard of care. METHODS: Thirty six female breast surgery patients, at a tertiary academic hospital, were randomized to the device or intraoperative FAW (stage I) with a further 18 patients randomized to the device with a single heating area only (stage II, popliteal fossa or sole of the feet)...
August 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793888/does-structural-leg-length-discrepancy-affect-postural-control-preliminary-study
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Małgorzata Eliks, Wioleta Ostiak-Tomaszewska, Przemysław Lisiński, Paweł Koczewski
BACKGROUND: Leg-length inequality results in an altered position of the spine and pelvis. Previous studies on the influence of leg asymmetry on postural control have been inconclusive. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effect of structural leg-length discrepancy (LLD) on the control of posture. METHODS: We studied 38 individuals (19 patients with structural LLD, 19 healthy subjects). The examination included measurement of the length of the lower limbs and weight distribution as well as a static posturography...
August 9, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793284/growth-hormone-therapy-in-children-with-kabuki-syndrome-1-year-treatment-results
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Dina A Schott, Willem J M Gerver, Constance T R M Stumpel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic malformation syndrome, resulting in characteristic features such as short stature. We investigate whether growth hormone (GH) treatment increases linear height and influences body proportions in KS children. METHODS: In this prospective study, 18 genetically confirmed prepubertal KS children (9 females and 9 males) aged from 3.8 to 10.1 years (mean 6.8 ± 2.1 years) were treated with recombinant human GH (rhGH) for 1 year...
August 9, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783473/heel-rise-height-deficit-1-year-after-achilles-tendon-rupture-relates-to-changes-in-ankle-biomechanics-6-years-after-injury
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Annelie Brorsson, Richard W Willy, Roy Tranberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether the height of a heel-rise performed in the single-leg standing heel-rise test 1 year after an Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) correlates with ankle biomechanics during walking, jogging, and jumping in the long-term. PURPOSE: To explore the differences in ankle biomechanics, tendon length, calf muscle recovery, and patient-reported outcomes at a mean of 6 years after ATR between 2 groups that, at 1-year follow-up, had less than 15% versus greater than 30% differences in heel-rise height...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769719/the-subgenus-monotarsobius-in-the-iberian-peninsula-with-a-description-of-a-new-pseudo-cryptic-species-from-northern-spain-revealed-by-an-integrative-revision-of-lithobius-crassipes-l-koch-1862-chilopoda-lithobiomorpha-lithobiidae
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Karin Voigtländer, Etienne Iorio, Peter Decker, Jörg Spelda
The widespread European centipede species Lithobius (Monotarsobius) crassipes L. Koch, 1862 was revised using an integrative approach incorporating sequence data and morphology. The partial mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) barcoding gene was amplified and sequenced for 21 individuals from northern Spain, France and Germany as well as for individuals of three other species of the subgenus Monotarsobius Verhoeff, 1905. The dataset was used for molecular phylogenetic analysis and genetic distance determination...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769694/a-new-species-of-notodiaptomus-from-the-amazon-basin-crustacea-copepoda-calanoida-diaptomidae
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Daniel Previattelli, Gilmar Perbiche-Neves, Carlos E F da Rocha
A new Diaptomidae species is presented from the Neotropical region. It was found in two Amazonian lakes, Ressaca and Arapujá, both in Pará State, Brazil. The lakes are 400 km apart and threatened by the building of reservoirs for hydropower generation and pollution by human settlements. The new species resembles N. paraensis Dussart & Robertson, 1984, but it can be distinguished from this species and other congeners in having a special process on the fifth leg basis of the male, by the place of insertion of lateral spine in the last segment of right P5 of male, the shape and relationship between length and width of segments of male and female P5 exopodite 2 with stout inner process bearing short setules and outer small spine, exopodite 3, with two terminal setae, outer smaller; endopodite 1-segmented with one subterminal seta and oblique comb of spinules, the presence of a line of dorsal spinules at the distal margin of thoracic somites in both sexes...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767613/effect-of-greater-trochanteric-epiphysiodesis-after-femoral-varus-osteotomy-for-lateral-pillar-classification-b-and-b-c-border-legg-calv%C3%A3-perthes-disease-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Keun-Sang Kwon, Sung Il Wang, Ju-Hyung Lee, Young Jae Moon, Jung Ryul Kim
This is a retrospective observational study. Greater trochanteric epiphysiodesis (GTE) has been recommended to prevent Trendelenburg gait and limitation of the hip joint motion due to trochanteric overgrowth after femoral varus osteotomy (FVO) in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD). However, capital femoral physeal arrest frequently occurs in patients with severe disease (lateral pillar C), so GTE might not be as effective in these patients. The aim of this study was to compare trochanteric growth inhibition due to GTE after FVO between 2 age groups (<8 or >8 years) in patients with lateral pillar B and B/C border LCPD and evaluate the effectiveness of GTE compared with the normal, unaffected hip...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760035/minimally-invasive-versus-open-fusion-for-grade-i-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-analysis-of-the-quality-outcomes-database
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Praveen V Mummaneni, Erica F Bisson, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Steven Glassman, Kevin Foley, Jonathan R Slotkin, Eric Potts, Mark Shaffrey, Christopher I Shaffrey, Domagoj Coric, John Knightly, Paul Park, Kai-Ming Fu, Clinton J Devin, Silky Chotai, Andrew K Chan, Michael Virk, Anthony L Asher, Mohamad Bydon
OBJECTIVE Lumbar spondylolisthesis is a degenerative condition that can be surgically treated with either open or minimally invasive decompression and instrumented fusion. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approaches may shorten recovery, reduce blood loss, and minimize soft-tissue damage with resultant reduced postoperative pain and disability. METHODS The authors queried the national, multicenter Quality Outcomes Database (QOD) registry for patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion between July 2014 and December 2015 for Grade I degenerative spondylolisthesis...
August 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758074/efficacy-of-aquatic-treadmill-training-on-gait-symmetry-and-balance-in-subacute-stroke-patients
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Mi Eun Lee, Geun Yeol Jo, Hwan Kwon Do, Hee Eun Choi, Woo Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of aquatic treadmill training (ATT) as a new modality for stroke rehabilitation, by assessing changes in gait symmetry, balance function, and subjective balance confidence for the paretic and non-paretic leg in stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-one subacute stroke patients participated in 15 intervention sessions of aquatic treadmill training. The Comfortable 10-Meter Walk Test (CWT), spatiotemporal gait parameters, Berg Balance Scale (BBS), and Activities-specific Balance Confidence scale (ABC) were assessed pre- and post-interventions...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757446/playing-with-extremes-origins-and-evolution-of-exaggerated-female-forelegs-in-south-african-rediviva-bees
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Belinda Kahnt, Graham A Montgomery, Elizabeth Murray, Michael Kuhlmann, Anton Pauw, Denis Michez, Robert J Paxton, Bryan N Danforth
Despite close ecological interactions between plants and their pollinators, only some highly specialised pollinators adapt to a specific host plant trait by evolving a bizarre morphology. Here we investigated the evolution of extremely elongated forelegs in females of the South African bee genus Rediviva (Hymenoptera: Melittidae), in which long forelegs are hypothesised to be an adaptation for collecting oils from the extended spurs of their Diascia host flowers. We first reconstructed the phylogeny of the genus Rediviva using seven genes and inferred an origin of Rediviva at around 29MYA (95% HPD=19...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756566/pten-hamartoma-of-the-soft-tissue-the-initial-manifestation-of-an-underlying-pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome-in-a-4-year-old-female
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Charles B Chism, Lindsay Crawford, Amanda Tchakarov, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Nicholas M Beckmann
A 4-year-old female was referred to pediatric orthopedic surgery for left leg pain and limping for 3 months following a motor vehicle collision. Recently, the patient's mother had noted left knee swelling and dragging of the left leg when walking. Past medical history was significant for hip dysplasia with slight leg length discrepancy. The patient was otherwise healthy. Physical examination was remarkable for left pre-patellar soft tissue fullness with normal range of motion. There was no warmth or tenderness...
July 29, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756307/identification-and-comparison-of-candidate-odorant-receptor-genes-in-the-olfactory-and-non-olfactory-organs-of-holotrichia-oblita-faldermann-by-transcriptome-analysis
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Kebin Li, Hongshuang Wei, Changlong Shu, Shuai Zhang, Yazhong Cao, Chen Luo, Jiao Yin
A sophisticated olfactory system is part of the explanation for the prominence of insects among animals because of the essential roles of the olfactory system in foraging, host seeking, mating, ovipositing and avoiding toxic substances. In this study, we sequenced and analysed the transcriptomes of olfactory tissue (antennae) and non-olfactory tissue (legs) of the scarab beetle, Holotrichia oblita Faldermann, which is a serious underground pest in China. We obtained approximately 80.2 million 150bp reads that were assembled into 61,038 unigenes with an average length of 890bp...
July 24, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752819/computer-assisted-navigation-in-total-knee-and-hip-arthroplasty
#16
Kamal Deep, Shivakumar Shankar, Ashish Mahendra
INTRODUCTION: Computer assisted surgery was pioneered in early 1990s. The first computer assisted surgery (CAS) total knee replacement with an imageless system was carried out in 1997. In the past 25 years, CAS has progressed from experimental in vitro studies to established in vivo surgical procedures. METHODS: A comprehensive body of evidence establishing the advantages of computer assisted surgery in knee and hip arthroplasty is available. Established benefits have been demonstrated including its role as an excellent research tool...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750263/biomechanical-differences-between-cases-with-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome-and-asymptomatic-controls-during-walking-and-marching-gait
#17
Andrew Roberts, David Roscoe, David Hulse, Alexander N Bennett, Sharon Dixon
Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is a significant problem in military populations that may be caused by specific military activities. This study aimed to investigate the kinematic and kinetic differences in military cases with chronic exertional compartment syndrome and asymptomatic controls. 20 males with symptoms of chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the anterior compartment and 20 asymptomatic controls were studied. Three-dimensional lower limb kinematics and kinetics were compared during walking and marching...
July 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748830/a-neural-network-with-central-pattern-generators-entrained-by-sensory-feedback-controls-walking-of-a-bipedal-model
#18
Wei Li, Nicholas Stephen Szczecinski, Roger D Quinn
A neuromechanical simulation of a planar, bipedal walking robot has been developed. It is constructed as a simplified, planar musculoskeletal model of the biomechanics of the human lower body. The controller consists of a dynamic neural network with central pattern generators (CPGs) entrained by force and movement sensory feedback to generate appropriate muscle forces for walking. The CPG model is a two-level architecture, which consists of separate rhythm generator (RG) and pattern formation (PF) networks...
July 27, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743580/comparison-of-balance-strategies-in-mountain-climbers-during-real-altitude-exposure-between-1-500m-and-3-200m-effects-of-age-and-expertise
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Anne-Violette Bruyneel, Arnaud Humbert, Marc Bertrand
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of altitude (1500m vs. 3200m) on balance strategies, and to determine the influence of age (> or <40 years) and expertise (> or <20days of mountain climbing/year) on postural stability at altitude. METHOD: Eighty-nine volunteer mountaineers were tested at 1500m, 3200m immediately after exiting the cable car and at 3200m following the climb and return. Double-leg stance with eyes closed and single-leg stance with eyes open were tested...
July 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741029/subtrochanteric-femoral-shortening-osteotomy-combined-with-cementless-total-hip-replacement-for-crowe-type-iv-developmental-dysplasia-a-retrospective-study
#20
Giuseppe Rollo, Giuseppe Solarino, Giovanni Vicenti, Girolamo Picca, Massimiliano Carrozzo, Biagio Moretti
BACKGROUND: Total hip replacement for high dislocation of the hip presents some difficulties, considering patients' young ages, the abnormal hip anatomy and the high rate of complications. In this study, we present our experience in terms of clinical and radiological results in the treatment of Crowe type IV hips with subtrochanteric femoral shortening osteotomy and cementless total hip replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients with Crowe type IV hip dysplasia (two bilateral cases for a total of 17 hips) treated with cementless total hip replacement associated with shortening subtrochanteric osteotomies (nine transversal and eight Z-shape osteotomies) between March 2000 to February 2006...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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