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Gema Rebolleda, Beatriz Puerto, Victoria de Juan, Marta Gómez-Mariscal, Francisco José Muñoz-Negrete, Alfonso Casado
Purpose: We investigated the early effects of intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) on optic nerve head (ONH) morphology. Methods: All of the participants underwent applanation tonometry and enhanced depth imaging by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography immediately before injection, and within 5 and 30 minutes after IAI. Changes in the anterior lamina cribrosa surface depth, prelaminar tissue thickness (PTT), optic cup width, optic cup depth, and Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) were assessed...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Romain Da Costa, Carsten Röger, Jasmin Segelken, Maya Barben, Christian Grimm, John Neidhardt
Purpose: Gene therapies to treat eye disorders have been extensively studied in the past 20 years. Frequently, adeno-associated viruses were applied to the subretinal or intravitreal space of the eye to transduce retinal cells with nucleotide sequences of therapeutic potential. In this study we describe a novel intravitreal injection procedure that leads to a reproducible adeno-associated virus (AAV)2/8-mediated transduction of more than 70% of the retina. Methods: Prior to a single intravitreal injection of a enhanced green fluorescent protien (GFP)-expressing viral suspension, we performed an aspiration of vitreous tissue from wild-type C57Bl/6J mice...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Harman Khatkar, Harry Hothi, Danielle de Villiers, Christian Lausmann, Daniel Kendoff, Thorsten Gehrke, John Skinner, Alister Hart
PURPOSE: Ceramic coatings have been used in metal-on-polyethylene (MOP) hips to reduce the risk of wear and also infection; the clinical efficacy of this remains unclear. This retrieval study sought to better understand the performance of coated bearing surfaces. METHODS: Forty-three coated MOP components were analysed post-retrieval for evidence of coating loss and gross polyethylene wear. Coating loss was graded using a visual semi-quantitative protocol. Evidence of gross polyethylene wear was determined by radiographic analysis and visual inspection of the retrieved implants...
October 25, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Konstantinos Rallis, George D Kymionis, Ilias Georgalas, Marilita M Moschos, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Michael A Grentzelos, Dimitris Papaconstantinou
OBJECTIVE: To determine subtle changes of Heidelberg retina tomography (HRT) stereometric parameters and blue-on-yellow (B/Y) perimetry global indices for the early diagnosis of glaucoma in suspected subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional data on 174 eyes of 87 subjects from a larger cohort, attending the Glaucoma Department of the "G. Gennimatas" General Hospital of Athens from January 2004 to February 2014, were used in the study. Subjects were assigned to 3 groups: (a) "normals" not requiring treatment throughout the study (group 1), (b) suspects who developed glaucoma and required treatment during the study (group 2), and (c) patients with incipient glaucoma (group 3)...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Ana Martínez
In this investigation, the feasibility of functionalizing fullerene and bismullene with Bi and C as intruders is theoretically explored. The systems analyzed are C60-xBix (with x = 0-10, fullerene-like) and Bi60-yCy (with y = 0-10, bismullene-like). Optimized geometries, reactivity indexes, and highest occupied molecular orbital to lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (HOMO-LUMO) gaps (for analyzing the potential application of these molecules as materials for solar cells) are reported. The most stable structures of bismullene-like systems have cage geometries...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Viney Gupta, Bindu I Somarajan, Shikha Gupta, Abadh Kishore Chaurasia, Sandip Kumar, Paromita Dutta, Vipin Gupta, Arundhati Sharma, Bamidele O Tayo, Ken Nischal
Juvenile onset open angle glaucoma affects patients before 40years of age, who present with high intraocular pressure and deep steep cupping of the optic nerve head. While it was considered to be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, recent studies have shown an autosomal recessive pattern as well as sporadic occurrence of the disease in several families. In this review, we analyze the genetic basis of the disease along with common mutations and their association with JOAG. We also analyzed the inheritance patterns in a large group of unrelated JOAG patients (n = 336) from Northern India wherein the prevalence of familial occurrence was assessed and segregation analysis performed, to determine the mode of inheritance...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Genetics
Jessica O Leasure, Jeffrey N Peck, Armando Villamil, Kara L Fiore, Cheryl A Tano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the inter- and intra-observer variability in measurement of the angle of lateral opening (ALO) and version angle measurement using digital radiography and computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Each hemipelvis was implanted with a cementless acetabular cup. Ventrodorsal and mediolateral radiographs were made of each pelvis, followed by CT imaging. After removal of the first cup, the pelves were implanted with an acetabular cup in the contralateral acetabulum and imaging was repeated...
October 25, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Mohammad Pakravan, Mohammad Ali Javadi, Shahin Yazdani, Elham Ghahari, Zohreh Behroozi, Reza Soleimanizad, Sasan Moghimi, Naveed Nilforoushan, Reza Zarei, Yadollah Eslami, Mahmood Ghassami, Hossein Ziaei, Marzieh Katibeh, Hanif Tabesh, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To determine the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP), central corneal thickness (CCT) and vertical cup-to-disc ratio (VCDR) in the healthy Iranian population. METHODS: This population-based, epidemiologic study evaluated Iranian aged 40-80 years, residing in Yazd, Iran, in 2010-2011. Eligible subjects were selected by cluster random sampling. Each participant underwent an interview and ophthalmologic examination including slit lamp examination, Goldmann applanation tonometry, binocular optic disc evaluation, stereoscopic fundus photography, ultrasonic pachymetry and visual field testing...
October 25, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Jemin Yi, Kye Young Han, Young Jun Nam, Keun Woo Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of modular neck-utilization in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients (34 hips) who had modular stem THA between April 2011 and January 2013 were evaluated. There were 19 men and 11 women with a mean age of 61.2 years at the time of surgery. There were 20 cases of osteonecrosis of femoral head, 7 cases of osteoarthritis, 6 cases of femur neck fracture, and 1 case of rheumatoid arthritis...
September 2016: Hip Pelvis
Ja Hyang Cho, Eungu Kang, Gu-Hwan Kim, Beom Hee Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, Han-Wook Yoo
Vitamin D hydroxylation-deficient rickets type 1A (VDDR1A) is an autosomal recessively-inherited disorder caused by mutations in CYP27B1 encoding the 1α-hydroxylase enzyme. We report on a female patient with VDDR1A who presented with hypocalcemic seizure at the age of 13 months. The typical clinical and biochemical features of VDDR1A were found, such as hypocalcemia, increased alkaline phosphatase, secondary hyperparathyroidism and normal 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3). Radiographic images of the wrist showed metaphyseal widening with cupping and fraying of the ulna and distal radius, suggesting rickets...
September 2016: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
Bor-Tsuen Lin, Cheng-Yu Yang
The developers of high aspect ratio components aim to minimize the processing stages in deep drawing processes. This study elucidates the application of microridge punches in multistage deep drawing processes. A microridge punch improves drawing performance, thereby reducing the number of stages required in deep forming processes. As an example, the original eight-stage deep forming process for a copper cylindrical cup with a high aspect ratio was analyzed by finite element simulation. Microridge punch designs were introduced in Stages 4 and 7 to replace the original punches...
2016: SpringerPlus
Ewa Kosior-Jarecka, Dominika Wróbel-Dudzińska, Urszula Łukasik, Tin Aung, Chiea Chuen Khor, Janusz Kocki, Tomasz Żarnowski
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of endothelin and endothelin receptor type A genes can constitute a risk factor for normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and high tension glaucoma (HTG). METHODS: The study included 160 patients with NTG, 124 patients with HTG, and 165 healthy controls. To analyze the frequency of polymorphic variants of the endothelin EDN gene (K198N) and the endothelin receptor type A gene EDN RA (C1222T, C70G, G231A), DNA was isolated from peripheral blood, and SNP genotyping was performed using the real-time PCR (RT-PCR) method...
2016: Molecular Vision
Sujith Konan, Clive P Duncan, Bassam A Masri, Donald S Garbuz
BACKGROUND: Revision hip arthroplasty for metal-on-metal arthroplasty (MOMA) in the presence of an adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) has been associated with compromised outcomes. We hypothesized that revision of MOMA for painful micromotion of the cup, in the absence of ALTR, would have a more favorable outcome. METHODS: We reviewed our database for Durom acetabular shell revision with minimum 24 months (24 months to 8 years) follow-up. Patients with a diagnosis of painful micromotion in the absence of pseudotumor was identified...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Chris Mills, Amy Sanchez, Joanna Scurr
As human breast tissue is continuously deformed by gravity, it is difficult to identify the non-loaded neutral breast position from which to take measurements. To estimate the neutral nipple position, this study proposed a simple novel method to counteract the three dimensional effect of gravity on the breast using the buoyant forces from water and soybean oil (ρWATER = 994kgm(-3); ρOIL = 909kgm(-3)). Fourteen female participants with breast sizes ranging from 30 to 34in. under band and B to E cup size took part in this study...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Verena Ruhlmann, Marcus Ruhlmann, Alexander Bellendorf, Johannes Grueneisen, Lino M Sawicki, Hong Grafe, Michael Forsting, Andreas Bockisch, Lale Umutlu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the diagnostic potential of integrated whole-body [18F]FDG-PET/MRI to [18F]FDG-PET/CT for detection of a potential primary cancer and metastases in patients suspected for cancer of unknown primary (CUP). METHODS: A total of 20 patients (15 male, 5 female, age 53±13 years) suspect for CUP underwent a dedicated head and neck & whole-body [18F]FDG-PET/CT (Biograph mCT 128, Siemens Healthcare) and a subsequent simultaneous [18F]FDG-PET/MRI examination (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare)...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Abdalmajeed M Alajlouni, Amer J Almalahmeh, Farida Nur Isnaeni, Sebastiaan Wesseling, Jacques Vervoort, Ivonne Magdalena Catharina Maria Rietjens
Risk assessment of parsley and dill based teas that contain alkenylbenzenes was performed. To this end the estimated daily intake (EDI) of alkenylbenzenes resulting from use of the teas was quantified. Since most teas appeared to contain more than one alkenylbenzene a combined risk assessment was performed based on equal potency of all alkenylbenzenes or using a so-called Toxic Equivalency (TEQ) approach through defining Toxic Equivalency Factors (TEFs) for the different alkenylbenzenes. The EDI values resulting from consuming one cup of tea a day were 0...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
G Bai, C Yang, Y Qiu, M Chen
Open surgery and arthroscopy for the treatment of synovial chondromatosis (SC) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) have their advantages and disadvantages. The aim of this study was to report the application and results of the combined use of these two methods in the treatment of SC and the indications for use. A total of 36 patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmation of SC, treated from 2010 to 2015, were included. Patients with tumours in the upper articular cavity and with the extended margin of the medial groove still in-between the medial crest of the condyle and infratemporal space on coronal MRI were selected to undergo open surgery with the assistance of arthroscopy to clear the loose bodies and affected synovium...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rebecca Pfitzner, Joerg Koenigstorfer
BACKGROUND: It remains unknown whether and when the hosting of mega-sport events increases quality of life of host city residents. The aim of this study is to assess the changes in quality of life of host city residents over the course of hosting a mega-sport event until three months after the event, depending on residents' perception of the atmosphere during the event. METHODS: The study was conducted in Rio de Janeiro, one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in soccer...
October 21, 2016: BMC Public Health
Christian Voigt, Andreas Schaller, Carsten Klöhn, Roger Scholz
PURPOSE: In revision total hip arthroplasty, until today, orthopaedic surgeons are missing evidence-based guidelines on cementless acetabular cup fixation. METHODS: 5 finite element models were generated featuring the following anchorage strategies: 1 short peg, 1 long peg, 2 long screws, 3 short screws and zero anchoring components for reference. The micromotions at the implant-bone interface were analyzed for 3 different loadcases, "Seated leg-crossing" (joint force 940 N, impingement force 750 N), "Normal gait" (joint force 1820 N), and "Stumbling" (joint force 4520 N)...
October 15, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Edem Tsikata, Ramon Lee, Eric Shieh, Huseyin Simavli, Christian J Que, Rong Guo, Ziad Khoueir, Johannes de Boer, Teresa C Chen
Purpose: To describe spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) methods for quantifying neuroretinal rim tissue in glaucoma and to compare these methods to the traditional retinal nerve fiber layer thickness diagnostic parameter. Methods: Neuroretinal rim parameters derived from three-dimensional (3D) volume scans were compared with the two-dimensional (2D) Spectralis retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness scans for diagnostic capability. This study analyzed one eye per patient of 104 glaucoma patients and 58 healthy subjects...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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