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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341512/change-in-aortic-neck-diameter-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#1
Marcus R Kret, Kenneth Tran, Jason T Lee
INTRODUCTION: and Objectives: Implications of aortic neck dilatation following EVAR are unclear. Previous studies are limited to comparisons of individual, early-generation devices. We compared aortic neck dilatation among contemporary stent-grafts. METHODS: We reviewed pre- and post-op CTA for EVARs performed from 2008-2014. Images were analyzed using 3-D centerline reconstructions. Aortic neck diameter was measured in orthogonal planes at and 10 mm below the lowest renal artery...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339591/comparison-of-the-force-levels-among-labial-and-lingual-self-ligating-and-conventional-brackets-in-simulated-misaligned-teeth
#2
Ahmad Alobeid, Tarek El-Bialy, Said Khawatmi, Cornelius Dirk, Andreas Jäger, Christoph Bourauel
Background/objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate force levels exerted by levelling arch wires with labial and lingual conventional and self-ligating brackets. Materials/methods: The tested orthodontic brackets were of the 0.022-in slot size for labial and 0.018-in for lingual brackets and were as follows: 1. Labial brackets: (i) conventional bracket (GAC-Twin, Dentsply), (ii) passive self-ligating (SL) brackets (Damon-Q®, ORMCO; Ortho classic H4™, Orthoclassic; FLI®SL, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics) and (iii) active SL brackets (GAC In-Ovation®C, DENTSPLY and SPEED™, Strite)...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228689/athyrium-haleakalae-athyriaceae-a-new-rheophytic-fern-species-from-east-maui-hawaiian-islands-with-notes-on-its-distribution-ecology-and-conservation-status
#3
Kenneth R Wood, Warren L Wagner
Athyrium haleakalae K.R. Wood & W.L. Wagner (Athyriaceae), a small lithophytic fern from East Maui, Hawaiian Islands, is described and illustrated. Notes on its distribution, ecology, and conservation status are also presented. The new species appears to be an obligate rheophyte, preferring sites of fast moving water along concave walls of streams and waterfalls. Athyrium haleakalae differs from the only other known Hawaiian Athyrium, Athyrium microphyllum (Sm.) Alston, in having rhizomes 1-3 cm long and lanceolate blades 1- to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid, 3-8(-11) × 1-3(-4) cm, as compared to Athyrium microphyllum having rhizomes (10-)15-30 cm long and ovate to ovate-triangular blades 3-pinnate-pinnatifid to 4-pinnate, 30-82 × 20-50 cm...
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216848/clinical-outcome-of-tooth-supported-fixed-partial-dentures-in-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-a-case-series
#4
Sudhir Bhandari
INTRODUCTION: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is the most frequent congenital facial abnormality and multidisciplinary treatment extending over many years is necessary to rehabilitate the affected individuals to normal function and esthetics. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical treatment outcome for missing teeth with tooth supported fixed partial dentures in unilateral cleft lip and palate patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tooth supported fixed partial denture (T-FPD) was utilized for restoration of missing teeth in the cleft area for 9 non syndromic, unilateral cleft lip and palate patients (U-CLP)...
January 2017: Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125144/evaluation-of-force-released-by-deflection-of-orthodontic-wires-in-conventional-and-self-ligating-brackets
#5
Rodrigo Hitoshi Higa, Nayara Thiago Semenara, José Fernando Castanha Henriques, Guilherme Janson, Renata Sathler, Thais Maria Freire Fernandes
Introduction: The aim of the study was to evaluate deflection forces of rectangular orthodontic wires in conventional (MorelliTM), active (In-Ovation RTM) and passive (Damon 3MXTM) self-ligating brackets. Material and Methods: Two brands of stainless steel and nickel-titanium (NiTi) wires (MorelliTM and GACTM), in addition to OrmcoTM copper-nickel-titanium wires were used. Specimens were assembled in a clinical simulation device especially designed for this study and tested in an Instron universal testing machine...
November 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123940/genome-wide-dna-promoter-methylation-and-transcriptome-analysis-in-human-adipose-tissue-unravels-novel-candidate-genes-for-obesity
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Maria Keller, Lydia Hopp, Xuanshi Liu, Tobias Wohland, Kerstin Rohde, Raffaella Cancello, Matthias Klös, Karl Bacos, Matthias Kern, Fabian Eichelmann, Arne Dietrich, Michael R Schön, Daniel Gärtner, Tobias Lohmann, Miriam Dreßler, Michael Stumvoll, Peter Kovacs, Anna-Maria DiBlasio, Charlotte Ling, Hans Binder, Matthias Blüher, Yvonne Böttcher
OBJECTIVE/METHODS: DNA methylation plays an important role in obesity and related metabolic complications. We examined genome-wide DNA promoter methylation along with mRNA profiles in paired samples of human subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and omental visceral adipose tissue (OVAT) from non-obese vs. obese individuals. RESULTS: We identified negatively correlated methylation and expression of several obesity-associated genes in our discovery dataset and in silico replicated ETV6 in two independent cohorts...
January 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076989/improvement-of-patient-eligibility-with-the-use-of-new-generation-endografts-for-the-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-comparison-study-among-currently-used-endografts-and-literature-review
#7
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Nikolaos Kontopodis, George Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Galanakis, Dimitrios Tsetis, Christos V Ioannou
BACKGROUND: Newer generation devices have attempted to accommodate a wider range of aortoiliac anatomies offering endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) to more patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). We aim to examine the anatomic suitability for the ultra-low profile Ovation endograft in our AAA patients and to compare them with other contemporary devices. METHODS: 158 consecutive AAA patients treated with EVAR or open surgical repair (OSR) were tested for EVAR eligibility according to the most commonly used endografts' instructions for use...
March 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076292/445-nm-diode-laser-assisted-debonding-of-self-ligating-ceramic-brackets
#8
Steffen Stein, Alexander Kleye, Michael Schauseil, Andreas Hellak, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner, Andreas Braun
OBJECTIVES: This study determined the influence of irradiation on aesthetic ceramic brackets with a novel 445-nm diode laser prior to debonding on the bracket failure mode. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty ceramic brackets (In-Ovation® C, GAC) were standard-bonded to the oral and buccal planed and polished enamel surfaces of 15 caries-free human 3rd molars. Prior to study-blinded debonding, the brackets in the laser group were irradiated with the diode laser (SIROLaser Blue®, Sirona), while the irradiation was simulated within the conventional group...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073558/selective-growth-promotion-of-bloom-forming-raphidophyte-heterosigma-akashiwo-by-a-marine-bacterial-strain
#9
Aiko Higashi, Yoshiko Fujitani, Natsuko Nakayama, Akio Tani, Shoko Ueki
Algal bloom is typically caused by aberrant propagation of a single species, resulting in its predomination in the local population. While environmental factors including temperature and eutrophication are linked to bloom, the precise mechanism of its formation process is still obscure. Here, we isolated a bacterial strain that promotes growth of Heterosigma akashiwo, a Raphidophyceae that causes harmful algal blooms. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence, the strain was identified as Altererythrobacter ishigakiensis, a member of the class Alphaproteobacteria...
December 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058987/shortening-of-the-sealing-zone-with-the-ovation-endograft
#10
Efstratios Georgakarakos, Vasileios Souftas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058986/midterm-results-of-proximal-aneurysm-sealing-with-the-ovation-stent-graft-according-to-on-vs-off-label-use
#11
Gianmarco de Donato, Francesco Setacci, Luciano Bresadola, Patrizio Castelli, Roberto Chiesa, Nicola Mangialardi, Giovanni Nano, Carlo Setacci
PURPOSE: To compare the use of the Ovation stent-graft according to the ≥7-mm neck length specified by the original instructions for use (IFU) vs those treated off-label (OL) for necks <7 mm long. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective registry (TriVascular Ovation Italian Study) database of all patients who underwent endovascular aneurysm repair with the Ovation endograft at 13 centers in Italy was interrogated to identify patients with a minimum computed tomography (CT) follow-up of 24 months, retrieving records on 89 patients (mean age 76...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908810/emergent-treatment-of-a-ruptured-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-by-off-label-rescue-implantation-of-the-ovation-%C3%A2-stent-graft-in-nonagenarians-patient
#12
Chiara Pranteda, Pasqualino Sirignano, Federica Fornelli, Wassim Mansour, Nunzio Montelione, Laura Capoccia, Francesco Speziale
We report a case of a compassionate treatment of a ruptured thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm in a 92-year-old patient. Patient was admitted to our emergency department for acute onset of pain irradiating to the back. Computed tomographic angiography showed the presence of a thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm with a contained rupture at infrarenal level. Given of the presence of a relative healthy visceral aorta, we decided to treat the patient by Ovation(®) (Endologix, Irvine, CA - USA) implantation in an off-label fashion...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890833/pulse-wave-analysis-after-treatment-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-with-the-ovation-device
#13
Efstratios Georgakarakos, Christos Argyriou, George S Georgiadis, Miltos K Lazarides
BACKGROUND: Ovation aortic stent-graft system is a new device for the endovascular treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms achieving fixation via a 35-mm long, rigid anchored suprarenal stent and sealing stent at the infrarenal level by a means of a polymer-filling pair of inflatable O-rings, which cause narrowing of flow lumen and regional stenosis. Thus, concerns have been raised regarding hemodynamic consequences associated with this new design. Our preliminary report showed no significant increase of aortic pulse wave velocity (aPWV) immediately after implantation of the ovation in 3 patients...
November 25, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803275/rna-seq-rna-conversion-to-cdna-and-amplification
#14
Elaine Mardis, W Richard McCombie
The Ovation RNA-Seq Kit provides a fast and simple method for preparing amplified cDNA from total RNA. Amplification is initiated both at the 3' ends of the transcripts and across the entire range of transcribed sequences; thus, this approach is ideal for next-generation sequencing, because the reads are distributed across the transcript types. The amplified cDNA produced in this protocol is used to create libraries optimized for use in the Illumina Genome Analyzer II platform. A procedure for removing small degraded RNAs before the sample is processed into cDNA is also included...
November 1, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779098/effectiveness-of-proximal-intra-operative-salvage-palmaz-stent-placement-for-endoleak-during-endovascular-aneurysm-repair
#15
Y Law, Y C Chan, S Wk Cheng
INTRODUCTION: The use of a proximal Palmaz stent is a well-recognised technique to treat proximal endoleak in endovascular aortic repair. This study aimed to report the effectiveness and safety of an intra-operative Palmaz stent for immediate type 1a endoleak in Hong Kong patients. METHODS: This case series was conducted at a tertiary hospital in Hong Kong. In a cohort of 494 patients who underwent infrarenal endovascular aortic repair from July 1999 to September 2015, 12 (2...
December 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761716/description-of-citharodactylus-gagei-n-gen-et-n-sp-monogenea-gyrodactylidae-from-the-moon-fish-citharinus-citharus-geoffroy-saint-hilaire-from-lake-turkana
#16
Iva Přikrylová, Andrew P Shinn, Giuseppe Paladini
A new genus and species of monogenean belonging to the Gyrodactylidae, Citharodactylus gagei n. gen. et n. sp. (Plathyhelminthes, Monogenea), is described from the gills of the moon fish, Citharinus citharus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire), a characiform fish collected from Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The new viviparous genus can be readily distinguished from the six other gyrodactylid genera recorded from Africa and from the other viviparous genera within the Gyrodactylidae based on the morphology of the male copulatory organ (MCO), which consists of a muscular ovate organ with an opening onto the tegument through which the narrow tapered end of a sclerotised curved cone-shaped structure protrudes...
January 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698578/alysicarpus-poklianus-fabaceae-desmodieae-a-new-species-from-india
#17
Akram Gholami, Arun K Pandey
A new species, Alysicarpus poklianus Gholami & Pandey from Sinhgarh, Maharashtra, India is described. It is morphologically most similar to Alysicarpus hamosus but differs in having ovate leaves, rounded-ovate bracts, larger size of calyx, pods comprising 5-7 longer than broad joints with easily separable septa. In this study, a comprehensive description, and identification key of Alysicarpus poklianus are provided.
2016: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671457/anaphylactic-reaction-during-implantation-of-ovation-abdominal-stent-graft-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
#18
Andrea Siani, Federico Accrocca, Gennaro De Vivo, Federica Mounayergi, Luca Maria Siani, Roberto Antonelli
The Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System is a trimodular endoprosthesis planned to overcome the limitations of currently available stent grafts, allowing complex iliac and femoral access and providing a proximal seal in challenge infrarenal neck morphology. The proximal sealing is achieved by means of a network of inflatable rings filled with low-viscosity radiopaque polyethylene glycol-based polymer during stent-graft deployment. The leakage of polymer outside the channel to fill the rings into the vascular system may induce an hypersensitivity reaction and anaphylactic shock...
February 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667939/borniopsis-mortoni-sp-n-heterodonta-galeommatoidea-galeommatidaesensu-lato-a-new-bivalve-commensal-with-a-synaptid-sea-cucumber-from-japan
#19
Ryutaro Goto, Hiroshi Ishikawa
The Galeommatoidea is a bivalve superfamily that exhibits high species diversity in shallow waters. Many members of this superfamily are associated commensally with burrowing marine invertebrates in benthic sediments. The genus Borniopsis is known only from eastern Asia and exhibits high host diversity (e.g., mantis shrimps, crabs, holothurians, sipunculans and echiurans). A new species, Borniopsis mortoni sp. n., is described from mud flats at the mouth of the Souzu River, southwestern Shikoku Island, Japan...
2016: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646066/characterization-of-the-adhesive-dermal-secretion-of-euprymna-scolopes-berry-1913-cephalopoda
#20
Janek von Byern, Norbert Cyran, Waltraud Klepal, Marie Therese Nödl, Lisa Klinger
Bio-adhesion is a common and crucial process in nature and is used by several different species for camouflage, prey capture, hatching or to avoid drifting. Four genera of cephalopods belonging to four different families (Euprymna, Sepiolidae; Idiosepius, Idiosepiidae; Nautilus, Nautilidae; and Sepia, Sepiidae) produce glue for temporary attachment. Euprymna species live in near-shore benthic habitats of the Indo-Pacific Ocean, are nocturnal and bury into the seafloor during the day. The animals secrete adhesives through their epithelial glands to completely coat themselves with sand...
August 22, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
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