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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921302/the-role-of-embryo-movement-in-the-development-of-the-furcula
#1
A S Pollard, S Boyd, I M McGonnell, A A Pitsillides
The pectoral girdle is a complex structure which varies in its morphology between species. A major component in birds is the furcula, which can be considered equivalent to a fusion of the paired clavicles found in many mammals, and the single interclavicle found in many reptiles. These elements are a remnant of the dermal skeleton and the only intramembranous bones in the trunk. Postnatally, the furcula plays important mechanical roles by stabilising the shoulder joint and acting as a mechanical spring during flight...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921146/bone-loss-at-the-distal-femur-and-proximal-tibia-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-imaging-approaches-risk-of-fracture-and-potential-treatment-options
#2
REVIEW
C M Cirnigliaro, M J Myslinski, M F La Fountaine, S C Kirshblum, G F Forrest, W A Bauman
Persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergo immediate unloading of the skeleton and, as a result, have severe bone loss below the level of lesion associated with increased risk of long-bone fractures. The pattern of bone loss in individuals with SCI differs from other forms of secondary osteoporosis because the skeleton above the level of lesion remains unaffected, while marked bone loss occurs in the regions of neurological impairment. Striking demineralization of the trabecular epiphyses of the distal femur (supracondylar) and proximal tibia occurs, with the knee region being highly vulnerable to fracture because many accidents occur while sitting in a wheelchair, making the knee region the first point of contact to any applied force...
December 5, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916560/thinning-of-articular-cartilage-after-joint-unloading-or-immobilization-an-experimental-investigation-of-the-pathogenesis-in-mice
#3
Masato Nomura, Naoyoshi Sakitani, Hiroyuki Iwasawa, Yuta Kohara, Shoko Takano, Yoshio Wakimoto, Hiroshi Kuroki, Hideki Moriyama
OBJECTIVE: Moderate mechanical stress generated by normal joint loading and movement is essential for the maintenance of healthy articular cartilage. However, the effects of reduced loading caused by the absence of weight bearing or joint motion on articular cartilage and subchondral bone is still poorly understood. We aimed to characterize morphological and metabolic responses of articular cartilage and subchondral bone to decreased mechanical stress in vivo. METHODS: Mice were subjected to periods of hindlimb unloading by tail suspension or external fixation of the knee joints...
December 1, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916373/antibiotic-releasing-microspheres-prevent-mesh-infection-in%C3%A2-vivo
#4
Kevin T Grafmiller, Sean T Zuckerman, Clayton Petro, Lijia Liu, Horst A von Recum, Michael J Rosen, Julius N Korley
BACKGROUND: Infection remains a dreaded complication after implantation of surgical prosthetics, particularly after hernia repair with synthetic mesh. We previously demonstrated the ability of a newly developed polymer to provide controlled release of an antibiotic in a linear fashion over 45 d. We subsequently showed that coating mesh with the drug-releasing polymer prevented a Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infection in vivo. To broaden the applicability of this technology, the polymer was synthesized as isolated "microspheres" and loaded with vancomycin (VM) before conducting a noninferiority analysis...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916189/editorial-commentary-lateral-extra-articular-reconstructions-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-are-these-operative-procedures-supported-by-in%C3%A2-vitro-biomechanical-studies
#5
EDITORIAL
Frank R Noyes
There remains controversy on the role of a concurrent lateral extra-articular procedure with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Previous biomechanical studies often are historical and inconclusive. Studies show the anterolateral ligament and iliotibial band are secondary restraints and, when injured in conjunction with the ACL, produce gross (Grade 3) pivot-shift subluxations. Recent robotic studies show a well-placed bone-patellar tendon-bone reconstruction does restore time-zero kinematics with a negative pivot-shift...
December 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915446/superior-dislocation-of-the-patella-a-pathognomonic-finding-and-review-of-literature
#6
P W van Egmond, M C Vermeulen, C F van Dijke, H C A Graat
A 59-year-old woman with a painful right knee that became locked in extension after a trivial trauma was seen at the emergency room. This was caused by unloaded hyperextension in bed. She was diagnosed with a superior dislocation of the patella. A closed reduction was performed, but a recurrent episode was seen within a week. An arthroscopy was performed, in which the causative osteophytes were removed. In the 12-month follow-up after treatment, no recurrence was seen. A superior dislocation of the patella is caused by patellofemoral osteophytes that interlock...
December 3, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914503/rationale-and-design-of-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-to-unload-the-left-ventricle-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-tavr-unload-trial
#7
Ernest Spitzer, Nicolas M Van Mieghem, Philippe Pibarot, Rebecca T Hahn, Susheel Kodali, Mathew S Maurer, Tamim M Nazif, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Jean-Michel Paradis, Arie-Pieter Kappetein, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Faouzi Kallel, William N Anderson, Jan Tijssen, Martin B Leon
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of moderate aortic stenosis (AS) in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction is not uncommon. Moderate AS increases afterload, whereas pharmacologic reduction of afterload is a pillar of contemporary HF management. HYPOTHESIS: Unloading the left ventricle by reducing the transaortic gradient with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may improve clinical outcomes in patients with moderate AS and HF with reduced ejection fraction...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913178/estimating-the-material-properties-of-heel-pad-sub-layers-using-inverse-finite-element-analysis
#8
Nafiseh Ahanchian, Christopher J Nester, David Howard, Lei Ren, Daniel Parker
Detailed information about the biomechanical behaviour of plantar heel pad tissue contributes to our understanding of load transfer when the foot impacts the ground. The objective of this work was to obtain the hyperelastic and viscoelastic material properties of heel pad sub-layers (skin, micro-chamber and macro-chamber layers) in-vivo. An anatomically detailed 3D Finite Element model of the human heel was used to derive the sub-layer material properties. A combined ultrasound imaging and motorised platform system was used to compress heel pad and to create input data for the Finite Element model...
November 29, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913138/compared-in-vivo-efficiency-of-nanoemulsions-unloaded-and-loaded-with-calixarene-and-soapy-water-in-the-treatment-of-superficial-wounds-contaminated-by-uranium
#9
Sophie Grivès, Guillaume Phan, Céline Bouvier-Capely, David Suhard, François Rebière, Michelle Agarande, Elias Fattal
No emergency decontamination treatment is currently available in the case of radiological skin contamination by uranium compounds. First responders in the workplace or during an industrial nuclear accident must be able to treat internal contamination through skin. For this purpose, a calixarene nanoemulsion was developed for the treatment of intact skin or superficial wounds contaminated by uranium, and the decontamination efficiency of this nanoemulsion was investigated in vitro and ex vivo. The present work addresses the in vivo decontamination efficiency of this nanoemulsion, using a rat model...
November 29, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910537/highly-sensitive-superconducting-circuits-at-%C3%A2-700-khz-with-tunable-quality-factors-for-image-current-detection-of-single-trapped-antiprotons
#10
H Nagahama, G Schneider, A Mooser, C Smorra, S Sellner, J Harrington, T Higuchi, M Borchert, T Tanaka, M Besirli, K Blaum, Y Matsuda, C Ospelkaus, W Quint, J Walz, Y Yamazaki, S Ulmer
We developed highly sensitive image-current detection systems based on superconducting toroidal coils and ultra-low noise amplifiers for non-destructive measurements of the axial frequencies (550-800 kHz) of single antiprotons stored in a cryogenic multi-Penning-trap system. The unloaded superconducting tuned circuits show quality factors of up to 500 000, which corresponds to a factor of 10 improvement compared to our previously used solenoidal designs. Connected to ultra-low noise amplifiers and the trap system, signal-to-noise-ratios of 30 dB at quality factors of >20 000 are achieved...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910463/design-and-experiments-of-a-linear-piezoelectric-motor-driven-by-a-single-mode
#11
Zhen Liu, Zhiyuan Yao, Xiang Li, Qianwei Fu
In this contribution, we propose a novel linear piezoelectric motor with a compact stator that is driven by a single mode. The linear piezoelectric motor can realize bidirectional motion by changing the vibration modes of the stator. Finite element analysis is performed to determine the required vibration mode of the stator and obtain the optimal stator structure and dimensions. Furthermore, the trajectories of the driving foot are analyzed with and without consideration of the mechanical contact with the slider...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906830/heterotopic-abdominal-rat-heart-transplantation-as-a-model-to-investigate-volume-dependency-of-myocardial-remodeling
#12
Kálmán Benke, Alex Ali Sayour, Csaba Mátyás, Bence Ágg, Balázs Tamás Németh, Attila Oláh, Mihály Ruppert, István Hartyánszky, Zoltán Szabolcs, Tamás Radovits, Béla Merkely, Gábor Szabó
Heterotopic abdominal rat heart transplantation has been extensively used to investigate ischemic/reperfusion injury, immunological consequences during heart transplantations and also to study remodeling of the myocardium due to volume unloading. We provide a unique review on the latter and present a summary of the experimental studies on rat heart transplantation to illustrate changes that occur to the myocardium due to volume unloading. We divided the literature based on whether normal or failing rat heart models were used...
December 1, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906144/positive-regulation-of-biochemical-parameters-by-tea-polyphenol-encapsulated-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-at-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-conditions
#13
Karikalan Kulandaivelu, Abul Kalam Azad Mandal
Tea polyphenols (TPPs) comprise preventive and therapeutic potentials against cancer, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Chemical instability of TPP which leads to low bioavailability is the major constrain to its use as therapeutic agent. The authors prepared TPP encapsulated solid lipid nanoparticles (TPP-SLNs) to increase its stability and bioefficacy. Comparison of Fourier transformed infrared spectra of unloaded SLN, free TPP and TPP-SLN indicated encapsulation of TPP. Sustained release of TPP from TP-SLN was observed...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902895/pathogeny-of-fatigued-walking-condition-in-pekin-ducks
#14
M J Da Costa, E O Oviedo-Rondón, M Wineland, D Jeffrey
Fatigued walking condition (FWC) in ducks is an important welfare and processing issue during the loading/unloading to the processing plant that can be related to heart and bone development. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of incubation conditions on duck embryo bone and heart development and their subsequent effects on ducks showing FWC at market age. Four groups of 2500 Pekin duck eggs were subjected to combinations of two incubation temperature profiles (elevated [E] and normal [N]) and two eggshell conductance profiles (G) (reduced [GR] and normal [GN])...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898919/altering-the-time-of-vaccination-against-respiratory-pathogens-to-enhance-antibody-response-and-performance-of-feeder-cattle
#15
K D Lippolis, R F Cooke, K M Schubach, A P Brandão, L G T da Silva, R S Marques, D W Bohnert
Ninety Angus × Hereford calves were ranked by sex, BW, and age and assigned to 1 of 3 vaccination schemes against the bovine respiratory disease complex: 1) vaccination at weaning (d 0) and a booster at feedlot entry (d 30; CON; = 30), 2) vaccination 15 d before weaning (d -15) and a booster 15 d before feedlot entry (d 15; EARLY; = 30), and 3) vaccination 15 d after weaning (d 15) and a booster 15 d after feedlot entry (d 45; DELAYED; = 30). From d -15 to 7, calves were maintained as a single group on pasture...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895124/anionic-phospholipids-and-the-albino3-translocase-activate-srp-receptor-interaction-during-lhcp-targeting
#16
Sowmya Chandrasekar, Shu-Ou Shan
The universally conserved signal recognition particle (SRP) cotranslationally delivers newly synthesized membrane and secretory proteins to the target cellular membrane. The only exception is found in the chloroplast of green plants, where the chloroplast SRP (cpSRP) post-translationally targets light harvesting chlorophyll a/b binding proteins (LHCP) to the thylakoid membrane. The mechanism and regulation of this post-translational mode of targeting by cpSRP remain unclear. Using biochemical and biophysical methods, here we show that anionic phospholipids activate the cpSRP receptor cpFtsY to promote rapid and stable cpSRP54-cpFtsY complex assembly...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893481/the-effect-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-after-a-bout-of-accentuated-eccentric-load-drop-jumps-and-the-repeated-bout-effect
#17
Lee A Bridgeman, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah K Dulson, Michael R McGuigan
Although previous studies have investigated exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) after a bout of unloaded drop jumps (DJ) none have investigated the effects of accentuated eccentric load (AEL) DJs on EIMD. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 30 and 50 AEL DJs on strength, jump performance, muscle soreness and blood markers. Eight resistance trained athletes participated in this study. In week 1 baseline countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), concentric and eccentric peak force (PF), creatine kinase (CK) and muscle soreness (SOR) were assessed...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886051/a-laminar-flow-based-microfluidic-tesla-pump-via-lithography-enabled-3d-printing
#18
Mohammed-Baker Habhab, Tania Ismail, Joe Fujiou Lo
Tesla turbine and its applications in power generation and fluid flow were demonstrated by Nicholas Tesla in 1913. However, its real-world implementations were limited by the difficulty to maintain laminar flow between rotor disks, transient efficiencies during rotor acceleration, and the lack of other applications that fully utilize the continuous flow outputs. All of the aforementioned limits of Tesla turbines can be addressed by scaling to the microfluidic flow regime. Demonstrated here is a microscale Tesla pump designed and fabricated using a Digital Light Processing (DLP) based 3D printer with 43 µm lateral and 30 µm thickness resolutions...
November 23, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885183/-osteoporosis-and-mechano-biosciences
#19
Toshio Matsumoto
Mechanical unloading due to long-term bedrest or microgravity during spaceflight causes a devastating influence on bone. Although bisphosphonates can prevent bone loss and hypercalciuria by mechanical unloading for up to 6 months, the influence of unloading for longer period of time is unknown. This is because mechanical loading is one of the most important stimuli for bone formation. Mechanical stress activates several intracellular signaling pathways. Among them, activation of stress-activated cation channel by fluid shear stress stimulates ERK-CREB signaling to enhance the expression of fos family transcription factors, which stimulates IL-11 expression in osteoblastic cells...
2016: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878227/cardiovascular-coupling-during-graded-postural-challenge-comparison-between-linear-tools-and-joint-symbolic-analysis
#20
Alberto Porta, Anielle C M Takahashi, Aparecida M Catai
Background: A joint symbolic analysis (JSA) is applied to assess the strength of the cardiovascular coupling from spontaneous beat-to-beat variability of the heart period (HP) and the systolic arterial pressure (SAP) during an experimental protocol inducing a gradual baroreflex unloading evoked by postural change (i.e. graded head-up tilt). Method: The adopted JSA can quantify the degree of association between the HP and SAP variabilities as a function of the time scale of the HP and SAP patterns...
June 30, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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