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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733734/combined-in-vivo-and-ex-vivo-analysis-of-mesh-mechanics-in-a-porcine-hernia-model
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Lindsey G Kahan, Spencer P Lake, Jared M McAllister, Wen Hui Tan, Jennifer Yu, Dominic Thompson, L Michael Brunt, Jeffrey A Blatnik
BACKGROUND: Hernia meshes exhibit variability in mechanical properties, and their mechanical match to tissue has not been comprehensively studied. We used an innovative imaging model of in vivo strain tracking and ex vivo mechanical analysis to assess effects of mesh properties on repaired abdominal walls in a porcine model. We hypothesized that meshes with dissimilar mechanical properties compared to native tissue would alter abdominal wall mechanics more than better-matched meshes. METHODS: Seven mini-pigs underwent ventral hernia creation and subsequent open repair with one of two heavyweight polypropylene meshes...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725270/inter-segmental-motions-of-the-foot-differences-between-younger-and-older-healthy-adult-females
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Dong Yeon Lee, Sang Gyo Seo, Eo Jin Kim, Doo Jae Lee, Kee Jeong Bae, Kyoung Min Lee, In Ho Choi
BACKGROUND: Although accumulative evidence exists that support the applicability of multi-segmental foot models (MFMs) in evaluating foot motion in various pathologic conditions, little is known of the effect of aging on inter-segmental foot motion. The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in inter-segmental motion of the foot between older and younger adult healthy females during gait using a MFM with 15-marker set. METHODS: One hundred symptom-free females, who had no radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis, were evaluated using MFM with 15-marker set...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724627/using-step-width-to-compare-locomotor-biomechanics-between-extinct-non-avian-theropod-dinosaurs-and-modern-obligate-bipeds
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P J Bishop, C J Clemente, R E Weems, D F Graham, L P Lamas, J R Hutchinson, J Rubenson, R S Wilson, S A Hocknull, R S Barrett, D G Lloyd
How extinct, non-avian theropod dinosaurs locomoted is a subject of considerable interest, as is the manner in which it evolved on the line leading to birds. Fossil footprints provide the most direct evidence for answering these questions. In this study, step width-the mediolateral (transverse) distance between successive footfalls-was investigated with respect to speed (stride length) in non-avian theropod trackways of Late Triassic age. Comparable kinematic data were also collected for humans and 11 species of ground-dwelling birds...
July 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721685/breaking-down-unitization-is-the-whole-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
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Maria C D'Angelo, Alix Noly-Gandon, Arber Kacollja, Morgan D Barense, Jennifer D Ryan
Memory impairments are often observed in aging. Specifically, older adults have difficulty binding together disparate elements (relational memory). We have recently shown that a cognitive strategy known as unitization can mitigate impaired relational learning in the transverse patterning task (TP) in both amnesia and healthy aging. This strategy allows items to be fused together through an interaction such that one item acts upon another. In the context of TP, unitization is comprised of three component processes: (1) fusion, (2) motion, and (3) semantic comprehension of action/consequence sequences...
July 18, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717560/ultra-high-speed-digital-micro-mirror-device-based-ptychographic-iterative-engine-method
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Aihui Sun, Xiaoliang He, Yan Kong, Haoyang Cui, Xiaojun Song, Liang Xue, Shouyu Wang, Cheng Liu
To reduce the long data acquisition time of the common mechanical scanning based Ptychographic Iterative Engine (PIE) technique, the digital micro-mirror device (DMD) is used to form the fast scanning illumination on the sample. Since the transverse mechanical scanning in the common PIE is replaced by the on/off switching of the micro-mirrors, the data acquisition time can be reduced from more than 15 minutes to less than 20 seconds for recording 12 × 10 diffraction patterns to cover the same field of 147...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716466/chronic-low-back-pain-patients-walk-with-locally-altered-spinal-kinematics
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Guillaume Christe, François Kade, Brigitte M Jolles, Julien Favre
Various studies have reported alterations of spinal kinematics in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) during gait. However, while recent findings stressed the importance of multi-segment analysis, most of prior gait studies modelled the lumbar spine as one segment, when it was not the entire trunk that was considered as a single segment. Therefore, there is a need for comprehensive multi-segment research that could improve our understanding of CLBP pathomechanism and thus possibly contribute to better care for CLBP...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715111/identification-of-a-novel-hla-b-allele-hla-b-40-238-in-a-taiwanese-individual
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Hui-Lin Lee, Sheng-Kai Lai, Pei-Lung Chen, Chen-Chung Chu
The HLA-B*40:238 allele has one non-synonymous transversion from HLA-B*40:01:01 at nucleotide position 484. The HLA-B*40:238 allele was found in an association study between HLA and antithyroid drug-induced agranulocytosis (1) . The allele, initially genotyped in a Graves' disease patient showed one mismatched nucleotide within the combined sequence pattern of B*40:01:01 and B*13:01:01 using SeCore HLA Sequence-based typing kit (Life Technologies Corporation, WI, USA). To determine which allele the mismatch belonged to, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was carried out to amplify exon 2 to exon 4 of the HLA-B region with dimorphic forward primers as described by Cereb et al (2) ...
July 17, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698087/computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-of-hemodynamic-alterations-in-sigmoid-sinus-diverticulum-and-ipsilateral-upstream-sinus-stenosis-after-stent-implantation-in-patients-with-pulsatile-tinnitus
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Yanjing Han, Qingqing Yang, Zeran Yang, Jun Xia, Tianhao Su, Long Jin, Aike Qiao, Jianan Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between upstream venous sinus stenosis and pulsatile tinnitus (PT), and to assess the correlation with diverticulum growth and the effectiveness of stent implantation METHODS: A patient-specific geometric models were constructed using computed tomography venography images from a patient with PT with sigmoid sinus diverticulum(SSD) and upstream transverse sinus stenosis, in whom stenting of the upstream sinus stenosis alone achieved complete remission of PT...
July 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695607/visualization-of-the-tentorial-innervation-of-human-dura-mater
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Shin-Hyo Lee, Kang-Jae Shin, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
Posterior projections of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve (the ophthalmic nerve) are distributed in the tentorium cerebelli as recurrent meningeal branches. We investigated the morphological tentorial distribution of the ophthalmic nerve. Fifty-two sides of the tentorium cerebelli and adjacent dura mater obtained from 29 human specimens were stained using Sihler's method to examine the nerve fibres in the dural sheets. The innervation patterns of the tentorium cerebelli were classified into the following four types according to their distributions: Type 1, where nerve fibres projected to both the straight and transverse sinuses; Type 2, where nerve fibres projected only to the transverse sinus and lateral convexity; Type 3, where nerve fibres projected medially only to the straight sinus and the posterior part of the falx cerebri; and Type 4, where the nerve fibres terminated within the tentorium cerebelli...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683301/-deep-extrinsic-muscle-involvement-is-a-fallacy-in-the-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-s-seventh-edition-of-tumor-staging-of-oral-cavity-cancers
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Samskruthi P Murthy, Krishnakumar Thankappan, Sandya Chirukandath Jayasankaran, Karippaliyil Milind, Chaya Prasad, Deepak Balasubramanian, Subramania Iyer
PURPOSE: The seventh edition of tumor staging by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) includes extrinsic muscle involvement to define stage T4a tongue carcinomas. The anatomic location of extrinsic muscles predisposes them to early involvement even in superficial tumors. The purpose of this study was to expose a fallacy in this staging system for extrinsic muscle involvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 87 patients with oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681754/microsurgical-anatomy-of-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-and-draining-veins
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Mariano Anto Bruno-Mascarenhas, Vengalathur G Ramesh, Sundar Venkatraman, Jolarpettai V Mahendran, S Sundaram
BACKGROUND: The superior sagittal sinus and the draining cerebral veins are often encountered during the surgery for parasagittal and falx meningiomas and during the interhemisperic transcallosal approaches. A knowledge about the variations from the normally described anatomy helps in anticipating and avoiding problems related to these structures during surgery. AIM: The normal variations in the disposition of the superior sagittal sinus and the number and direction of the draining veins in the Indian population have been studied...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681434/arterial-patterns-of-the-face-in-perissodactyla
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Karolina Kowalczyk, Hieronim Frąckowiak
Considerable consistency in the arterial pattern of the head has been observed in species of Artiodactyla, but few studies have examined the order Perissodactyla. Here we describe arteries supplying the intermandibular, mental, masseteric, buccal, labial and nasal regions in eight perissodactylans, including representing of all families comprising this order. Observations were made on a total of 45 preparations of head arteries, obtained by injection of arteries with acetone-dissolved stained vinyl superchloride or stained latex LBS3060...
July 6, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670105/selection-of-internal-wave-beam-directions-by-a-geometric-constraint-provided-by-topography
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Zhiwu Chen, Jieshuo Xie, Jiexin Xu, Yinghui He, Shuqun Cai
Direct numerical simulations are performed to investigate the generation of internal waves in a linearly stratified fluid by oscillating barotropic flows over a model continental shelf-slope topography. The presence of a third wave-beam emitted from an abrupt shelf break and transverse to the topography, which has not been adequately interpreted, is now explained in terms of a geometric constraint provided by the topography. This explanation applies to wave beam selection at any abrupt topographic junction point, no matter whether it is convex or concave, or its nearby slope is subcritical or supercritical...
June 2017: Physics of Fluids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667382/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-acute-and-subacute-myelopathies
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Stefan Weidauer, Marlies Wagner, Michael Nichtweiß
Differential diagnosis of acute and subacute transverse myelopathy includes inflammatory, infectious, vascular, metabolic and paraneoplastic etiologies. Information on the diagnostic approach to transverse myelopathy with regard to daily clinical practice is provided. The differentiation between five lesion patterns on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in myelitis may be helpful: (1) longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis, (2) short segment ovoid or peripherally located, (3) "polio-like", (4) granulomatous and (5) segmental with rash...
June 30, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663775/a-single-center-review-of-palatal-fractures-etiology-patterns-concomitant-injuries-and-management
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Ian C Hoppe, Jordan N Halsey, Frank S Ciminello, Edward S Lee, Mark S Granick
Introduction: Palatal fractures are frequently associated with facial trauma and Le Fort fractures. The complex anatomy of the midfacial skeleton makes diagnosing and treating these injuries a challenge. The goal of this study was to report our experience with the presentation, concomitant injuries, and management of palatal fractures at a level I trauma center in an urban environment. Methods: Data were collected for all palatal fractures diagnosed between January 2000 and December 2012 at the University Hospital in Newark, NJ...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653301/morphological-assessment-of-the-stylohyoid-complex-variations-with-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-a-turkish-population
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Cansu Buyuk, Kaan Gunduz, Hakan Avsever
BACKGROUND: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the length, thickness, sagittal and transvers angulations and the morphological variations of the stylohyoid complex (SHC), to assess their probable assosiations with age and gender, and to investigate the prevalence of it in a wide range of a Turkish sub-population by using cone beam computed tomograph (CBCT), thereby conducting dentist and maxillofacial surgeons. METHODS: The CBCT images of the 1000 patients were evaluated retrospectively...
June 27, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652184/mini-dna-barcode-in-identification-of-the-ornamental-fish-a-case-study-from-northeast-india
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Bishal Dhar, Sankar Kumar Ghosh
The ornamental fishes were exported under the trade names or generic names, thus creating problems in species identification. In this regard, DNA barcoding could effectively elucidate the actual species status. However, the problem arises if the specimen is having taxonomic disputes, falsified by trade/generic names, etc., On the other hand, barcoding the archival museum specimens would be of greater benefit to address such issues as it would create firm, error-free reference database for rapid identification of any species...
June 23, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648613/multiple-mechanisms-of-resistance-to-pyrethroids-in-anopheles-gambiae-s-l-populations-in-niger
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H Soumaila, M Idrissa, M Akgobeto, G Habi, H Jackou, I Sabiti, A Abdoulaye, A Daouda, I Souleymane, R Osse
INTRODUCTION: We performed a transversal study to map resistance of malaria vectors (Anopheles mosquitoes) to insecticides in Niger within the frame of the National Malaria Control Program funded by the World Health Organization (WHO). METHOD: Larvae of Anopheles gambiae s.l were collected from November to December 2013 in seven locations selected on the basis of different patterns of use of insecticides and environment. WHO susceptibility test tubes were used on females Anopheles to detect resistance to insecticides...
June 22, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643308/-anatomical-strategies-of-henle-trunk-in-laparoscopic-right-hemi-colectomy-for-right-colon-cancer
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Bo Feng, Xialin Yan, Sen Zhang, Pei Xue, Zirui He, Minhua Zheng
The advancement of laparoscopic surgery serves as a trigger for better understanding of the vascular structure at the inferior border of the pancreas, especially Henle trunk. Henle trunk was first found as convergence to superior mesenteric vein (SMV) conjoined by sub-right colon vein (SRCV) and right gastroepiploic vein (RGEV), but decades later, anterior superior pancreatic duodenal vein (ASPDV) was described as another conjoint vein of Henle trunk. These tributaries are the basic elements of Henle trunk in early years' study...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637822/pattern-of-pressure-gradient-alterations-after-venous-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-predicts-stent-adjacent-stenosis-a-proposed-classification-system
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Daniel Raper, Thomas J Buell, Dale Ding, Ching-Jen Chen, Robert M Starke, Kenneth C Liu
OBJECTIVE: Venous sinus stenting (VSS) is a safe and effective treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) with angiographic venous sinus stenosis. However, predictors of stent-adjacent stenosis (SAS) remain poorly defined. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 47 patients with IIH and intracranial venous stenosis who underwent VSS with pre- and post-stent venography. Patient characteristics, treatments and outcomes were reviewed. Changes in pressure gradient after VSS were classified according to pattern of gradient resolution into types I-III...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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