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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343327/osteolytic-variant-poems-syndrome-an-uncommon-presentation-of-osteosclerotic-myeloma
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Michael S Clark, Benjamin M Howe, Katrina N Glazebrook, Michelle L Mauermann, Stephen M Broski
Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, a form of osteosclerotic myeloma, is a multisystem disease related to a monoclonal plasma cell proliferative disorder. Osseous lesions are most commonly sclerotic on radiographs and computed tomography (CT), demonstrate low T1 and T2 signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and have variable degrees of avidity on positon emission tomography (PET) imaging using 18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). We present three cases of POEMS syndrome manifesting as osteolytic lesions with indolent features, including well-defined thin sclerotic rims, no cortical disruption or periosteal reaction, no associated soft-tissue mass, and a periarticular location, all features that could lead to misinterpretation as benign bone lesions...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343260/urethral-lumen-occlusion-by-artificial-sphincteric-devices-a-computational-biomechanics-approach
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Arturo Nicola Natali, Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Silvia Todros, Giulia Maria De Benedictis, Maria Angela Cerruto, Walter Artibani
The action induced by artificial sphincteric devices to provide urinary continence is related to the problem of evaluating the interaction between the occlusive cuff and the urethral duct. The intensity and distribution of the force induced within the region of application determine a different occlusion process and potential degradation of the urethral tissue, mostly at the borders of the cuff. This problem is generally considered in the light of clinical and surgical operational experience, while a valid cooperation is established with biomechanical competences by means of experimental and numerical investigation...
March 25, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342324/short-bursts-of-cyclic-mechanical-compression-modulate-tissue-formation-in-a-3d-hybrid-scaffold
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M Brunelli, C M Perrault, D Lacroix
Among the cues affecting cells behaviour, mechanical stimuli are known to have a key role in tissue formation and mineralization of bone cells. While soft scaffolds are better at mimicking the extracellular environment, they cannot withstand the high loads required to be efficient substitutes for bone in vivo. We propose a 3D hybrid scaffold combining the load-bearing capabilities of polycaprolactone (PCL) and the ECM-like chemistry of collagen gel to support the dynamic mechanical differentiation of human embryonic mesodermal progenitor cells (hES-MPs)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342107/interactive-segmentation-in-mri-for-orthopedic-surgery-planning-bone-tissue
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Firat Ozdemir, Neerav Karani, Philipp Fürnstahl, Orcun Goksel
PURPOSE: Planning orthopedic surgeries is commonly performed in computed tomography (CT) images due to the higher contrast of bony structure. However, soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments that may determine the functional outcome of a procedure are not easy to identify in CT, for which fast and accurate segmentation in MRI would be desirable. To be usable in daily practice, such method should provide convenient means of interaction for modifications and corrections, e.g., during perusal by the surgeon or the planning physician for quality control...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342044/3d-histopathology-a-lung-tissue-segmentation-workflow-for-microfocus-x-ray-computed-tomography-scans
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Lasse Wollatz, Steven J Johnston, Peter M Lackie, Simon J Cox
Lung histopathology is currently based on the analysis of 2D sections of tissue samples. The use of microfocus X-ray-computed tomography imaging of unstained soft tissue can provide high-resolution 3D image datasets in the range of 2-10 μm without affecting the current diagnostic workflow. Important details of structural features such as the tubular networks of airways and blood vessels are contained in these datasets but are difficult and time-consuming to identify by manual image segmentation. Providing 3D structures permits a better understanding of tissue functions and structural interrelationships...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341950/frontal-changes-in-the-lower-face-after-clockwise-rotation-of-the-maxillomandibular-complex-without-perisurgical-orthodontic-treatment-in-angle-class-i-and-skeletal-class-iii-women
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Sang Woo Lee, Jeongmok Cho, Kikap Kim, Seung Hyun Ahn
BACKGROUND: Orthognathic surgery has become more popular to slenderize a wide lower face and to improve facial esthetics in Asian patients with normal occlusion. Clockwise rotation (CR) of the maxillomandibular complex (MMC) steepens the mandibular plane. This study performed a quantitative analysis on the influence of CR on slenderness of the lower face from the frontal view. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 36 female patients with Angle Class I occlusion and skeletal Class III pattern...
March 24, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339445/transforaminal-endoscopic-decompression-for-a-giant-epidural-gas-containing-pseudocyst-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bin Zhu, Liang Jiang, Xiao Guang Liu
The isolated epidural gas-containing pseudocyst is an uncommon pathogenic factor for severe pain of the lower limb as a result of nerve root compression. After reviewing these rare cases reported in the literature, we found that the name, pathogenesis, and treatment strategy of this pathology remained controversial. The most common treatment is conservative treatment or percutaneous aspiration which might result inpoor pain relief and high recurrence rates. Moreover, the patient who received open surgery had good clinical outcome; however, he or she might experience a significant soft tissue injury...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338535/lung-cancers-associated-with-cystic-airspaces-natural-history-pathologic-correlation-and-mutational-analysis
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Florian J Fintelmann, Jesaja K Brinkmann, William R Jeck, Fabian M Troschel, Subba R Digumarthy, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Jo-Anne O Shepard
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the natural history of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) associated with cystic airspaces, including histopathology and molecular analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 34,801 computed tomographic (CT) scans of 2954 patients diagnosed with NSCLC between 2010 and 2015 were evaluated for association with a cystic airspace. Characteristics on serial CT, 18F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, and pathologic analysis were recorded...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338055/fully-printable-strain-engineered-electronic-wrap-for-customizable-soft-electronics
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Junghwan Byun, Byeongmoon Lee, Eunho Oh, Hyunjong Kim, Sangwoo Kim, Seunghwan Lee, Yongtaek Hong
Rapid growth of stretchable electronics stimulates broad uses in multidisciplinary fields as well as industrial applications. However, existing technologies are unsuitable for implementing versatile applications involving adaptable system design and functions in a cost/time-effective way because of vacuum-conditioned, lithographically-predefined processes. Here, we present a methodology for a fully printable, strain-engineered electronic wrap as a universal strategy which makes it more feasible to implement various stretchable electronic systems with customizable layouts and functions...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337656/what-factors-are-associated-with-femoral-component-internal-rotation-in-tka-using-the-gap-balancing-technique
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Seung-Yup Lee, Hong-Chul Lim, Ki-Mo Jang, Ji-Hoon Bae
BACKGROUND: When using the gap-balancing technique for TKA, excessive medial release and varus proximal tibial resection can be associated with internal rotation of the femoral component. Previous studies have evaluated the causes of femoral component rotational alignment with a separate factor analysis using unadjusted statistical methods, which might result in treatment effects being attributed to confounding variables. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What pre- and intraoperative factors are associated with internal rotation of the femoral component in TKA using the gap balancing technique? (2) To what degree does femoral component rotation as defined by the navigation system differ from rotation as measured by postoperative CT? METHODS: Three hundred seventy-seven knees that underwent computer-assisted primary TKA attributable to degenerative osteoarthritis with varus or mild valgus alignment in which medial soft tissue release was performed, and those with preoperative radiographs including preoperative CT between October 2007 and June 2014 were included in the study...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333972/evaluation-of-high-resolution-in-vivo-mri-for-longitudinal-analysis-of-endochondral-fracture-healing-in-mice
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Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Fabian Müller-Graf, Romano Matthys, Yvonne Hägele, Verena Fischer, René Jonas, Alireza Abaei, Florian Gebhard, Volker Rasche, Anita Ignatius
Mice are extensively used for experimental bone-healing studies. However, there are few established nondestructive in vivo techniques for longitudinal fracture-healing analysis in mice, including in vivo micro-computed tomography (μCT) and radiography. Importantly, none of the established methods can discriminate between non-mineralized fibrous tissue and cartilage in the soft fracture callus. Therefore, the objective was to establish high-resolution in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the longitudinal assessment of soft callus formation during bone healing in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333652/survivability-modeling-and-resource-planning-for-self-repairing-reconfigurable-device-fabrics
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Rashad S Oreifej, Rawad Al-Haddad, Ramtin Zand, Rizwan A Ashraf, Ronald F DeMara
A resilient system design problem is formulated as the quantification of uncommitted reconfigurable resources required for a system of components to survive its lifetime within mission availability specifications. We show that this survivability metric can be calculated according to the residual functionality obtained from pools of dynamically configurable elements constituting the amorphous resource pool (ARP). The ARP is depleted based on the failure rate to replenish the functionality lost in a reconfigurable fabric due to the occurrence of permanent faults during the mission lifetime...
March 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333623/a-comparison-of-fem-based-inversion-algorithms-local-frequency-estimation-and-direct-inversion-approach-used-in-mr-elastography
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Mohammad Honarvar, Ramin Sahebjavaher, Robert Rohling, Septimiu Salcudean
In quantitative elastography, maps of the mechanical properties of soft tissue, or elastograms, are calculated from the measured displacement data by solving an inverse problem. The model assumptions have a significant effect on elastograms. Motivated by the high sensitivity of imaging results to the model assumptions for in-vivo Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) of the prostate, we compared elastograms obtained with four different methods. Two FEM-based methods developed by our group were compared with two other commonly used methods, Local Frequency Estimator (LFE) and curl-based Direct Inversion (c-DI)...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331888/new-concept-on-an-integrated-interior-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-medical-linear-accelerator-system-for-radiation-therapy
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Xun Jia, Zhen Tian, Yan Xi, Steve B Jiang, Ge Wang
Image guidance plays a critical role in radiotherapy. Currently, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is routinely used in clinics for this purpose. While this modality can provide an attenuation image for therapeutic planning, low soft-tissue contrast affects the delineation of anatomical and pathological features. Efforts have recently been devoted to several MRI linear accelerator (LINAC) projects that lead to the successful combination of a full diagnostic MRI scanner with a radiotherapy machine. We present a new concept for the development of the MRI-LINAC system...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331804/infected-ascites-distinguishing-secondary-peritonitis-from-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-classic-symptoms
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Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Akanksha Agarwal, Josh Sloan, Aaron Kosmin
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis can be differentiated from secondary bacterial peritonitis by the absence of a surgically treatable intra-abdominal source of infection. However, oftentimes this is unapparent and other clinical clues need to be sought after to make the right diagnosis. CASE: A 64-year-old woman was admitted because of three days of worsening diffuse abdominal pain and distention. She was morbidly obese and had a history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330990/on-the-growth-and-form-of-shoots
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Raghunath Chelakkot, L Mahadevan
Growing plant stems and shoots exhibit a variety of shapes that embody growth in response to various stimuli. Building on experimental observations, we provide a quantitative biophysical theory for these shapes by accounting for the inherent observed passive and active effects: (i) the active controllable growth response of the shoot in response to its orientation relative to gravity, (ii) proprioception, the shoot's growth response to its own observable current shape, and (iii) the passive elastic deflection of the shoot due to its own weight, which determines the current shape of the shoot...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330714/rapid-maxillary-expansion-in-mouth-breathers-a-short-term-skeletal-and-soft-tissue-effect-on-the-nose
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Fauze Ramez Badreddine, Reginaldo R Fujita, Fabio Eduardo Maiello Monteiro Alves, Mario Cappellette
INTRODUCTION: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) can change the form and function of the nose. The skeletal and soft tissue changes can influence the esthetics and the stability of the results obtained by the RME. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the short-term effects of RME on the skeletal and soft tissue structures of the nose, in mouth-breathing patients, using a reliable and reproducible, but simple methodology, with the aid of computed tomography...
February 24, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329979/imaging-of-neck-masses-in-the-neonate
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Amina Ben Salem, Abir Khalfalli, Saida Jerbi, Wissem Harzallah, Fatma-Zohra Chioukh, Chiraz Hafsa, Ines Mezhoud
INTRODUCTION: Neck masses occurring in the neonatal period and early infancy consist of vascular tumors, vascular malformations, benign and malignant soft tissue tumors and other developmental lesions. Although some lesions can be diagnosed on clinical grounds, others can only be diagnosed by imaging. Beyond diagnosis, imaging plays a significant role in evaluating the location and extent of a lesion for possible intervention. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical series descriptive study with a retrospective examination of neonates with masses of the neck...
March 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328289/prospective-3d-analysis-of-facial-soft-tissue-augmentation-with-calcium-hydroxylapatite
#19
Filip Simunovic, Stefan Schlager, Michaela Montanari, Niklas Iblher
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation is an expanding field with an increasing number of treatment modalities. Several non-autologous filler materials are available for soft tissue augmentation. Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaOH) is aimed at increasing collagen neosynthesis and thereby producing long term augmentation effects. Despite a multitude of observational reports, the field is suffering from lack of quantitative morphometic evaluation methods. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this proof-of-principle study was to investigate whether the effects of facial tissue augmentation with CaOH (Radiesse™) can be quantified and followed up using 3D surface scanning...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326723/-current-dental-implant-design-and-its-clinical-importance
#20
Lin Ye
The development of clinical implant dentistry was intensively affected by dental implant design improvement and innovation, which brought about new concept, even milestone-like changes of clinical protocol. The current improvements of dental implant design and their clinical importance could be highlighted as followings: 1) The implant apical design influences the implant preliminary stability in immediate implant. The apical 3-5 mm design of implant makes implant stable in immediate implant, because this part would be screwed into alveolar bone through fresh socket, the other part of implant could not be tightly screwed in the socket because of smaller implant diameter...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
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