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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822964/moderate-to-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-telomere-lengthening
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Katarzyna Polonis, Virend K Somers, Christiane Becari, Naima Covassin, Phillip J Schulte, Brooke R Druliner, Ruth A Johnson, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Lisa A Boardman, Prachi Singh
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with cardiometabolic diseases. Telomere shortening is linked to hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular diseases. Because these conditions are highly prevalent in OSA, we hypothesized that telomere length (TL) would be reduced in OSA patients. We identified 106 OSA and 104 non-OSA subjects who underwent polysomnography evaluation. Quantitative PCR was used to measure telomere length in genomic DNA isolated from peripheral blood samples. The association between OSA and TL was determined using unadjusted and adjusted linear models...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822859/a-facile-method-to-prepare-green-nano-phosphors-with-a-large-stokes-shift-and-solid-state-enhanced-photophysical-properties-based-on-surface-modified-gold-nanoclusters
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C H Cheng, H Y Huang, M J Talite, W C Chou, J M Yeh, C T Yuan
Colloidal nano-materials, such as quantum dots (QDs) have been applied to light-conversion nano-phosphors due to their unique tunable emission. However, most of the QDs involve toxic elements and are synthesized in a hazardous solvent. In addition, conventional QD nano-phosphors with a small Stokes shift suffered from reabsorption losses and aggregation-induced quenching in the solid state. Here, we demonstrate a facile, matrix-free method to prepare eco-friendly nano-phosphors with a large Stokes shift based on aqueous thiolate-stabilized gold nanoclusters (GSH-AuNCs) with simple surface modifications...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819599/synovial-chondromatosis-a-rare-differential-diagnosis-of-hip-pain-in-a-child
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Manesh Chacko Philip, Sajeer Usman
INTRODUCTION: Primary synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a disease of the synovium occurring in the third to fifth decade of life with the peak incidence in the fifth decade and commonly involves the knee in 50% cases. The diagnosis of SC is primarily radiological and intraoperative. Primary SC of the hip is rare, and their prevalence is not known. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old female child presented with pain and limp left hip for 6 weeks. She had a stiff hip gait. Clinical examination revealed a fixed abduction, flexion deformity, and restricted internal rotation with apparent lengthening of 2 cm...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819598/two-staged-bilateral-femoral-alignment-osteotomy-with-concomitant-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-an-achondroplasia-patient-a-case-report
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Sebastian G Walter, Tobias Schwering, Stefan Preiss
INTRODUCTION: Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism in humans and is orthopedically characterized by shortened extremities and an exaggerated lumbar lordosis. The surgical challenges are maintenance of axial alignment during limb lengthening as well as joint preservation and alignment restoration. CASE REPORT: We present a 46-year-old female suffering from achondroplasia with severe pain in both knees. Severe varus deformities of both femurs and degeneration of both knee joints became apparent on clinical and radiological examination...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817981/the-use-of-flexible-intramedullary-nails-in-limb-lengthening
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Arnold Popkov, Patrick Foster, Alexander Gubin, Dmitry Borzunov, Dmitry Popkov
Lower and upper limb length discrepancy and deformity, congenital or acquired, are amongst the most common conditions in children for orthopaedic referral. Over the last twenty years, surgical techniques have evolved in an attempt to decrease Healing Index and minimise these complications. Areas covered: The flexible intramedullary nailing (FIN) is a minimally invasive intramedullary osteosynthesis. In combination with an external fixator, it is appropriated for pediatric bone lengthenings and lengthening of bones of small diameter in adults...
August 18, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817162/determining-when-it-is-safe-to-remove-the-external-fixator-results-from-a-survey-of-the-limb-lengthening-and-reconstruction-society
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Christopher A Iobst, Waleed Mohammed, Ryan Colley
Thousands of external fixators are applied for distraction osteogenesis each year. Determining when it is safe to remove the fixator can be difficult. The purpose of this study was to survey an international group of external fixation surgeons to determine their current practice patterns surrounding external fixator removal. A 10-question, open-ended survey was emailed to members of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society. Responses were recorded, and statistical analysis was performed. Pearson's chi-square test and likelihood ratio were used when indicated...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817160/extensor-mechanism-reconstruction-for-chronic-patellar-fracture
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Antonio Cusano, Emily J Curry, Lee N Marinko, Xinning Li
Patients with displaced patellar fractures typically present with disruption to the extensor mechanism requiring acute surgical intervention. Chronic patellar fractures with disruption of the extensor mechanism are uncommon, and few surgical options are available. The authors present a patient who sustained a fracture to the inferior pole of the patella in Africa 5 years prior that was managed conservatively with bands and a brace. He decided to pursue surgical intervention because of difficulties with leg extension, weakness, and ambulation...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816903/what-s-new-in-limb-lengthening-and-deformity-correction
#8
Reggie C Hamdy, Mitchell Bernstein, Austin T Fragomen, S Robert Rozbruch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813229/cortical-networks-for-correcting-errors-in-sensorimotor-synchronization-depend-on-the-direction-of-asynchrony
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K J Jantzen, Benjamin R Ratcliff, McNeel G Jantzen
Recent work provides clues that different cortical mechanisms may be employed when correcting for errors in sensorimotor synchronization that increase tap-tone asynchrony compared with those that decrease it. The authors tested this hypothesis by recording 64-channel electroencephalography while participants synchronized with an auditory metronome. We systematically introduced positive and negative phase-shift perturbations that were either liminal (10%) and subliminal (3%). We used a distributed source modeling approach to evaluate oscillatory activity and connectivity of discrete cortical sources...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811312/myosin-ii-is-not-required-for-drosophila-tracheal-branch-elongation-and-cell-intercalation
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Amanda Ochoa-Espinosa, Stefan Harmansa, Emmanuel Caussinus, Markus Affolter
The Drosophila tracheal system consists of an interconnected network of monolayered epithelial tubes that ensures oxygen transport in the larval and adult body. During tracheal dorsal branch (DB) development, individual DBs elongate as a cluster of cells, led by tip cells at the front and trailing cells in the rear. Branch elongation is accompanied by extensive cell intercalation and cell lengthening of the trailing stalk cells. Although cell intercalation is governed by Myosin II (MyoII)-dependent forces during tissue elongation in the Drosophila embryo that lead to germ-band extension, it remained unclear whether MyoII plays a similar active role during tracheal branch elongation and intercalation...
August 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808641/management-of-large-class-ii-lesions-in-molars-how-to-restore-and-when-to-perform-surgical-crown-lengthening
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Ana Belén Dablanca-Blanco, Juan Blanco-Carrión, Benjamín Martín-Biedma, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Alba Bello-Castro, Pablo Castelo-Baz
The restoration of endodontic tooth is always a challenge for the clinician, not only due to excessive loss of tooth structure but also invasion of the biological width due to large decayed lesions. In this paper, the 7 most common clinical scenarios in molars with class II lesions ever deeper were examined. This includes both the type of restoration (direct or indirect) and the management of the cavity margin, such as the need for deep margin elevation (DME) or crown lengthening. It is necessary to have the DME when the healthy tooth remnant is in the sulcus or at the epithelium level...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808593/combined-bone-transportation-and-lengthening-techniques-for-the-treatment-of-septic-nonunion-of-the-forearm-followed-by-tendon-transfer
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Konstantinos Ditsios, Eirini Iosifidou, Lazaros Kostretzis, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Iosafat Pinto, Ioannis Theodoroudis, Ippokratis Hatzokos
Infected nonunion of a forearm fracture complicated by a considerable skin-muscle defect poses a great challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The treatment strategy comprises eradication of the infection, ensuring bony union and soft tissue coverage along with functional restoration. We report a case of a 23-year-old man with an open Gustilo-Anderson IIIb fracture complicated by infected nonunion after internal fixation. After thorough surgical debridement, a considerable soft tissue defect, extensor muscle loss, and posterior interosseous nerve laceration had to be addressed...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807935/function-of-the-hypobranchial-muscles-and-hyoidiomandibular-ligament-during-suction-capture-and-bite-processing-in-white-spotted-bamboo-sharks-chiloscyllium-plagiosum
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Jason B Ramsay, Cheryl D Wilga
Suction feeding in teleost fish is a power dependant behavior, requiring rapid and forceful expansion of the orobranchial cavity by the hypobranchial and trunk muscles. To increase power production for expansion, many species employ in-series tendons and catch mechanisms to store and release elastic strain energy. Suction feeding sharks such as Chiloscyllium plagiosum lack large in-series tendons on the hypobranchials, yet two of the hypobranchials, the coracohyoideus and coracoarcualis (CH, CA; hyoid depressors), are arranged in-series, and run deep and parallel to a third muscle, the coracomandibularis (CM, jaw depressor)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807833/following-trends-in-steam-sterilizer-performance-by-quantitative-monitoring-of-non-condensable-gases
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R A C van Wezel, A van Gastel, A de Ranitz, J P C M van Doornmalen
BACKGROUND: Standards require a daily steam penetration test before starting production with a steam steriliser. In many cases the results of steam penetration tests are not used for improvements or optimization of processes. AIM: To detect if trend analysis with an objective and quantifying steam penetration test has added value for the end-user. METHOD: The databases of an objective quantifying steam penetration test, from the hospital and the manufacturer are coupled and analysed...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806980/factors-influencing-outcomes-after-medial-hamstring-lengthening-with-semitendinosus-transfer-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ki Hyuk Sung, Jaebong Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Byung Chae Cho, Seung Jun Moon, Jaeyoung Kim, Moon Seok Park
BACKGROUND: Although several studies have investigated the outcomes after distal hamstring lengthening (DHL), no study has undertaken an approach that included all or most of the important factors that could influence the results. This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes after DHL and analyze the factors that influence the improvement and serial change in knee motion after surgery in patients with cerebral palsy (CP), using a linear mixed model (LMM). METHODS: The study included 314 ambulatory CP patients (594 limbs) with spsastic diplegia who were followed up after undergoing DHL as part of a single-event multilevel surgery and who underwent preoperative and postoperative 3-dimensional (3D) gait analyses...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803367/the-role-of-agonist-and-antagonist-muscles-in-explaining-isometric-knee-extension-torque-variation-with-hip-joint-angle
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
PURPOSE: The biarticular rectus femoris (RF), operating on the ascending limb of the force-length curve, produces more force at longer lengths. However, experimental studies consistently report higher knee extension torque when supine (longer RF length) compared to seated (shorter RF length). Incomplete activation in the supine position has been proposed as the reason for this discrepancy, but differences in antagonistic co-activation could also be responsible due to altered hamstrings length...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803224/broadening-the-argument-on-limb-lengthening
#17
Alok Sarin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802886/-lumbar-artery-perforator-flap-for-breast-reconstruction
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J-F Honart, N Leymarie, B Sarfati, H Alknashnam, K Rem, F Rimareix, F Kolb
Even though DIEP-SIEA flaps or latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap are the most frequently used, a wide variety of flaps have been described for autologous breast reconstruction. Concerning the choice of donor-site, the aim is to prevent and to limit the morbidity. That is why the donor-site should be carefully chosen, according to the morphology of the patient. Lumbar artery perforator flap (LAP) is an option for breast reconstruction, but it is not well known and its use is limited. This study summarizes the authors' early experience with free LAP flap for breast reconstruction...
August 9, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801796/immobilization-of-lead-by-application-of-soil-amendment-produced-from-vinegar-residue-stainless-steel-slag-and-weathered-coal
#19
Guangpeng Pei, Yuxin Li, Yuen Zhu, Weiyu Shi, Hua Li
This paper presents a new soil amendment used for immobilization of soil Pb, produced from vinegar residue, stainless steel slag, and weathered coal. The pH value measuring, granulation and adsorption experiments were carried out to determine the optimal composition of soil amendment. Optimizing soil amendment B2 was composed of vinegar residue, weathered coal (humic acid 61.53 wt%), and stainless steel slag with the ratio of 80∶16∶4, and particle size was in the range of 2-4 mm. In the leaching column experiment, B2 addition reduced the Pb release from the soil as well as increasing leachate pH and decreasing the bioavailable Pb concentration...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801588/both-nuclear-size-and-dna-amount-contribute-to-midblastula-transition-timing-in-xenopus-laevis
#20
Predrag Jevtić, Daniel L Levy
During early Xenopus laevis embryogenesis both nuclear and cell volumes decrease with the nuclear-to-cytoplasmic (N/C) volume ratio reaching a maximum at the midblastula transition (MBT). At the MBT, embryonic transcription is upregulated and cell cycles lengthen. Early studies demonstrated a role for the DNA-to-cytoplasmic ratio in the control of MBT timing. By altering nuclear size, we previously showed that the N/C volume ratio also contributes to proper MBT timing. Here we examine the relative contributions of nuclear size and DNA amount to MBT timing by simultaneously altering nuclear size and ploidy in X...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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