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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328741/sagittal-plane-parameters-in-growing-rod-patients-following-final-fusion
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Robert F Murphy, John B Emans, Michael Troy, Patricia E Miller, Michael T Hresko, Lawrence I Karlin, Daniel J Hedequist, Michael P Glotzbecker
Almost half of growing rod (GR) patients that undergo final fusion (FF) have an extension of instrumented levels. The purpose of this study was to review sagittal plane radiographic parameters of patients with distal extension of instrumented levels at FF to those whose levels remained the same. Radiographs were assessed preoperatively, after GR insertion/first lengthening, following GR treatment before FFs, and after FF. Measurements included sagittal balance, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and distal junction angle (DJA)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328566/physeal-and-subphyseal-distraction-osteogenesis-in-atrophic-type-congenital-pseudarthrosis-of-the-tibia-efficacy-and-safety
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Woo Young Jang, Yoon Hyo Choi, Moon Seok Park, Won Joon Yoo, Tae-Joon Cho, In Ho Choi
PURPOSE: To examine the efficacy, safety, and clinical outcomes of distraction osteogenesis through the physis (PDO) or through subphyseal osteotomy (SPDO) in patients with atrophic-type congenital pseudarthrosis of tibia with proximal tibial dysplasia. METHODS: To validate the efficacy and safety of PDO and SPDO, radiographic and clinical parameters were compared between 5 patients who underwent proximal tibial metaphyseal or metadiaphyseal lengthening as a control (group 1) and 7 patients who underwent PDO or SPDO (group 2)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325932/a-stochastic-model-of-active-zone-material-mediated-synaptic-vesicle-docking-and-priming-at-resting-active-zones
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Jae Hoon Jung, Sebatian Doniach
Synaptic vesicles (SVs) fuse with the presynaptic membrane (PM) at specialized regions called active zones for synaptic transmission. SVs are associated with dense aggregates of macromolecules called active zone material (AZM) that has been thought to be involved in SV release. However, its role has recently begun to be elucidated. Several morphological studies proposed distinctively different AZM mediated SV docking and priming models: sequential and concurrent SV docking/priming. To explore ways to reconcile the contradictory models we develop a stochastic AZM mediated SV docking and priming model...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325256/how-have-evolutions-in-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-translated-into-improved-outcomes-for-patients
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REVIEW
Pieter Sonneveld, Edwin De Wit, Philippe Moreau
Although multiple myeloma (MM) remains incurable, the introduction of novel agents has improved clinical outcomes dramatically over the past 15 years. Response rates have risen from ∼30% with single agents to up to 90% with combination therapies. The immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs) thalidomide and lenalidomide, and the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, form the foundations for treatment of relapsed and/or refractory MM (RRMM). Newer agents, such as the IMiD pomalidomide, the histone deacetylase inhibitor panobinostat and the proteasome inhibitors carfilzomib and ixazomib, as well as the monoclonal antibodies daratumumab and elotuzumab, have further improved overall response rates in these patients...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323758/cervical-cancer-screening-intervals-and-management-for-women-living-with-hiv-a-risk-benchmarking-approach
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Hilary A Robbins, Howard D Strickler, L Stewart Massad, Christopher B Pierce, Teresa M Darragh, Howard Minkoff, Marla J Keller, Margaret Fischl, Joel Palefsky, Lisa Flowers, Lisa Rahangdale, Joel Milam, Sadeep Shrestha, Christine Colie, Gypsyamber Dʼsouza
OBJECTIVE: We suggested cervical cancer screening strategies for women living with HIV (WLHIV) by comparing their precancer risks to general population women, and then compared our suggestions to current CDC guidelines. DESIGN: We compared risks of biopsy-confirmed cervical high-grade squamous intraepithelial neoplasia or worse (bHSIL+), calculated among WLHIV in the Women's Interagency HIV Study, to "risk benchmarks" for specific management strategies in the general population...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322717/lengthening-and-deformity-correction-about-the-knee-using-a-magnetic-internal-lengthening-nail
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Austin T Fragomen, S Robert Rozbruch
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of the internal lengthening nail (ILN) has changed the treatment of complex malalignment and shortening about the knee. Acute correction of the deformity and gradual lengthening through this osteotomy site has greatly simplified postoperative recovery. This manuscript is a review of the techniques that are currently being used in surgery. METHODS: The article is broken into two sections: distal femur osteotomy and tibia osteotomy. Each is addressed separately since they have different personalities...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321382/understanding-the-course-of-vertebral-artery-at-craniovertebral-junction-in-occipital-assimilation-of-atlas-made-simplified-using-conventional-angiography
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Anita Jagetia, Tushit Mewda, Ishu Bishnoi, Manoj Bhutte, Hukum Singh, A K Srivastava, Daljit Singh
Introduction Preoperative assessment of vertebral artery (VA) is important to avoid its injury during surgery at craniovertebral junction (CVJ). The main concern is the course of third segment of VA (V3) while performing instrumentation at CVJ, that is, segment of VA from its course through transverse foramen of C2 to its course along the posterior arch of C1. This segment of VA includes its passage through C1 transverse foramen as well. This observational study was done to analyze the course, curvature, and termination of VA in patients with occipital assimilation of atlas at CVJ, a complex congenital anomaly, and compared with the normal course for better understanding especially by young neurosurgeons and spine surgeons...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316572/eccentric-ergometer-training-promotes-locomotor-muscle-strength-but-not-mitochondrial-adaptation-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Norah J MacMillan, Sophia Kapchinsky, Yana Konokhova, Gilles Gouspillou, Riany de Sousa Sena, R Thomas Jagoe, Jacinthe Baril, Tamara E Carver, Ross E Andersen, Ruddy Richard, Hélène Perrault, Jean Bourbeau, Russell T Hepple, Tanja Taivassalo
Eccentric ergometer training (EET) is increasingly being proposed as a therapeutic strategy to improve skeletal muscle strength in various cardiorespiratory diseases, due to the principle that lengthening muscle actions lead to high force-generating capacity at low cardiopulmonary load. One clinical population that may particularly benefit from this strategy is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as ventilatory constraints and locomotor muscle dysfunction often limit efficacy of conventional exercise rehabilitation in patients with severe disease...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304163/relativistic-multireference-quantum-chemical-study-of-the-electronic-structure-of-actinide-trioxide-molecules
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Attila Kovács
Actinide trioxide (AnO3, An = U, Np, Pu, Am, Cm) molecules have been investigated by relativistic multireference quantum chemical calculations with the goal to elucidate their electronic structures. The molecular geometries of the ground and selected excited electronic states have been optimized at the spin-orbit-free complete active space second-order perturbation theory (SF-CASPT2) level. The low-lying vertical excitation states have been computed and characterized by CASPT2 calculations taking into account spin-orbit coupling...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302294/a-test-in-context-e-a-and-e-e-to-assess-diastolic-dysfunction-and-lv-filling-pressure
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REVIEW
Sumeet S Mitter, Sanjiv J Shah, James D Thomas
Diastolic dysfunction represents a combination of impaired left ventricular (LV) relaxation, restoration forces, myocyte lengthening load, and atrial function, culminating in increased LV filling pressures. Current Doppler echocardiography guidelines recommend using early to late diastolic transmitral flow velocity (E/A) to assess diastolic function, and E to early diastolic mitral annular tissue velocity (E/e') to estimate LV filling pressures. Although both parameters have important diagnostic and prognostic implications, they should be interpreted in the context of a patient's age and the rest of the echocardiogram to describe diastolic function and guide patient management...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301851/the-effect-of-focus-and-phrase-position-on-east-norwegian-lexical-tonal-accents
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Niamh E Kelly, Rajka Smiljanic
Two experiments examined the acoustic correlates of the disyllabic tonal accent contrast in the Trøndersk dialect of Norwegian, and how narrow focus and phrasal position shape the contrast. Production results showed that both tonal accents have a high-low (HL) pitch contour, with different timing. In narrow focus, the pitch contrast was enlarged through asymmetrical F0 changes. When at the right edge of an accent phrase (AP), the accents were shown to have a higher L, lower AP H% tone, shorter stressed vowel, and longer final vowel...
March 17, 2017: Phonetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301586/influence-of-early-neurological-complications-on-clinical-outcome-following-lung-transplant
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Josep Gamez, Maria Salvado, Alejandro Martinez-de La Ossa, Maria Deu, Laura Romero, Antonio Roman, Judith Sacanell, Cesar Laborda, Isabel Rochera, Miriam Nadal, Francesc Carmona, Estevo Santamarina, Nuria Raguer, Merce Canela, Joan Solé
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications after lung transplantation are common. The full spectrum of neurological complications and their impact on clinical outcomes has not been extensively studied. METHODS: We investigated the neurological incidence of complications, categorized according to whether they affected the central, peripheral or autonomic nervous systems, in a series of 109 patients undergoing lung transplantation at our center between January 1 2013 and December 31 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298044/a-novel-method-of-lengthening-the-accessory-nerve-for-direct-coaptation-during-nerve-repair-and-nerve-transfer-procedures
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R Shane Tubbs, Andrés A Maldonado, Yolanda Stoves, Fabian N Fries, Rong Li, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, Robert J Spinner
OBJECTIVE The accessory nerve is frequently repaired or used for nerve transfer. The length of accessory nerve available is often insufficient or marginal (under tension) for allowing direct coaptation during nerve repair or nerve transfer (neurotization), necessitating an interpositional graft. An attractive maneuver would facilitate lengthening of the accessory nerve for direct coaptation. The aim of the present study was to identify an anatomical method for such lengthening. METHODS In 20 adult cadavers, the C-2 or C-3 connections to the accessory nerve were identified medial to the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle and the anatomy of the accessory nerve/cervical nerve fibers within the SCM was documented...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297930/analysis-of-spontaneous-oscillations-for-a-three-state-power-stroke-model
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Takumi Washio, Toshiaki Hisada, Seine A Shintani, Hideo Higuchi
Our study considers the mechanism of the spontaneous oscillations of molecular motors that are driven by the power stroke principle by applying linear stability analysis around the stationary solution. By representing the coupling equation of microscopic molecular motor dynamics and mesoscopic sarcomeric dynamics by a rank-1 updated matrix system, we derived the analytical representations of the eigenmodes of the Jacobian matrix that cause the oscillation. Based on these analytical representations, we successfully derived the essential conditions for the oscillation in terms of the rate constants of the power stroke and the reversal stroke transitions of the molecular motor...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297175/pelvic-breadth-and-locomotor-kinematics-in-human-evolution
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Laura Tobias Gruss, Richard Gruss, Daniel Schmitt
A broad pelvis is characteristic of most, if not all, pre-modern hominins. In at least some early australopithecines, most notably the female Australopithecus afarensis specimen known as "Lucy," it is very broad and coupled with very short lower limbs. In 1991, Rak suggested that Lucy's pelvic anatomy improved locomotor efficiency by increasing stride length through rotation of the wide pelvis in the axial plane. Compared to lengthening strides by increasing flexion and extension at the hips, this mechanism could avoid potentially costly excessive vertical oscillations of the body's center of mass (COM)...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295571/further-tests-of-a-dynamic-adjustment-account-of-saccade-targeting-during-the-reading-of-chinese
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Yanping Liu, Ren Huang, Dingguo Gao, Erik D Reichle
There are two accounts of how readers of unspaced writing systems (e.g., Chinese) know where to move their eyes: (a) saccades are directed toward default targets (e.g., centers of words that have been segmented in the parafovea); or (b) saccade lengths are adjusted dynamically, as a function of ongoing parafoveal processing. This article reports an eye-movement experiment supporting the latter hypothesis by demonstrating that the slope of the relationship between the saccade launch site on word N and the subsequent fixation landing site on word N + 1 is > 1, suggesting that saccades are lengthened from launch sites that afford more parafoveal processing...
March 13, 2017: Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295144/androgen-receptor-polyglutamine-repeat-length-ar-cagn-modulates-the-effect-of-testosterone-on-androgen-associated-somatic-traits-in-filipino-young-adult-men
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Calen P Ryan, Alexander V Georgiev, Thomas W McDade, Lee T Gettler, Dan T A Eisenberg, Margarita Rzhetskaya, Sonny S Agustin, M Geoffrey Hayes, Christopher W Kuzawa
OBJECTIVES: The androgen receptor (AR) mediates expression of androgen-associated somatic traits such as muscle mass and strength. Within the human AR is a highly variable glutamine short-tandem repeat (AR-CAGn), and CAG repeat number has been inversely correlated to AR transcriptional activity in vitro. However, evidence for an attenuating effect of long AR-CAGn on androgen-associated somatic traits has been inconsistent in human populations. One possible explanation for this lack of consistency is that the effect of AR-CAGn on AR bioactivity in target tissues likely varies in relation to circulating androgen levels...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290103/cross-linguistic-differences-in-the-use-of-durational-cues-for-the-segmentation-of-a-novel-language
#18
Mikhail Ordin, Leona Polyanskaya, Itziar Laka, Marina Nespor
It is widely accepted that duration can be exploited as phonological phrase final lengthening in the segmentation of a novel language, i.e., in extracting discrete constituents from continuous speech. The use of final lengthening for segmentation and its facilitatory effect has been claimed to be universal. However, lengthening in the world languages can also mark lexically stressed syllables. Stress-induced lengthening can potentially be in conflict with right edge phonological phrase boundary lengthening...
March 13, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287430/targeted-drugs-as-maintenance-therapy-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Fengting Yan, Ajay K Gopal, Solomon A Graf
The treatment landscape for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is rapidly evolving toward the incorporation of novel and biologically targeted pharmaceuticals with improved disease activity and gentler toxicity profiles compared with conventional chemotherapeutics. Upfront intensive treatment of MCL includes autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) consolidation aimed at deepening and lengthening disease remission, but subsequent relapse occurs. Maintenance therapy after autologous SCT in patients with MCL in remission features lower-intensity treatments given over extended periods to improve disease outcomes...
March 10, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286765/digital-lengthening-to-treat-finger-deficiency-an-experience-of-201-digits-in-104-patients
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Zhenyu Ding, Xiaozhong Zhu, Kai Fu, Xianyou Zheng
Objectives. We evaluated the results of digital lengthening by distraction and second-stage bone graft. Methods. We treated finger deficiency of 201 digits in 104 patients (68 males, 36 females) by digital distraction and second-stage bone graft. The distraction was performed with a rate of 1 mm/day (for the first ten days) and 0.5 mm/day followed by using a self-designed bilateral tubal-helical external fixator. The mean follow-up period was 42 months (range 6 to 60 months). Results. The mean lengthening was 29...
2017: BioMed Research International
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