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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352285/deep-neural-networks-show-an-equivalent-and-often-superior-performance-to-dermatologists-in-onychomycosis-diagnosis-automatic-construction-of-onychomycosis-datasets-by-region-based-convolutional-deep-neural-network
#1
Seung Seog Han, Gyeong Hun Park, Woohyung Lim, Myoung Shin Kim, Jung Im Na, Ilwoo Park, Sung Eun Chang
Although there have been reports of the successful diagnosis of skin disorders using deep learning, unrealistically large clinical image datasets are required for artificial intelligence (AI) training. We created datasets of standardized nail images using a region-based convolutional neural network (R-CNN) trained to distinguish the nail from the background. We used R-CNN to generate training datasets of 49,567 images, which we then used to fine-tune the ResNet-152 and VGG-19 models. The validation datasets comprised 100 and 194 images from Inje University (B1 and B2 datasets, respectively), 125 images from Hallym University (C dataset), and 939 images from Seoul National University (D dataset)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352152/selection-and-validation-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-microsporum-canis-growing-under-different-adhesion-inducing-conditions
#2
Anita Ciesielska, Paweł Stączek
Dermatophytes are the group of filamentous fungi infecting keratinized structures such as skin, hair, and nails. Knowledge about genes and molecular mechanisms responsible for pathogenicity, as well as other biological properties of Microsporum canis is still relatively poor. The qRT-PCR is a reliable technique for quantifying gene expression across various biological processes, and choosing a set of suitable reference genes to normalize the expression data is a crucial step of this technique. We investigated the suitability of nine candidate reference genes: β-act, β-tub, adp-rf, ef1-α, sdha, rpl2, mbp1, psm1, and rGTPa for gene expression analysis in the dermatophyte M...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351268/use-of-different-methods-of-intramedullary-nailing-for-fixation-of-distal-radius-fractures-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes
#3
Murat Çalbıyık, Deniz Ipek
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of using Sonoma WRx versus Micronail intramedullary nailing for the fixation of distal radius fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 68 patients with primarily extra-articular and simple intra-articular fractures of the distal radius who underwent intramedullary distal radius fixation using Sonoma WRx (n=39) or Micronail (n=29) intramedullary nails were enrolled in the study. The clinical outcome measures included the range of motion (ROM), visual analog scale (VAS), functional outcomes (patient-reported Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH] score and clinician-based Gartland-Werley score), radiographic scores (Stewart score), and parameters related to the quality of radiographic reduction and complications (radial inclination, volar tilt, radial height, and radio-ulnar variance)...
January 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349987/-ct-measurement-and-clinical-application-of-double-row-suture-anchor-reconstruction-for-the-treatment-of-tossy-type-iii-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation
#4
Chuan-Kai Zhang, Chen Liu, Bing Han, Hui Feng, Qi-Zhong Chen, Sun Yi-Yan Sunx
OBJECTIVE: To study feasibility and reliability of reconstruction of the acromioclavicular ligament with double-row suture anchor for the treatment of acromioclavicular joint dislocation through coracoid coronal CT measurement, and to provide a new operation method for treating acromioclavicular joint dislocation. METHODS: Total 60 healthy people received CT examination of shoulder joint, including 30 males and 30 females, ranging in age from 18 to 50 years old...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349983/-treatment-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-avulsion-fracture-with-rivet-assisted-hollow-nail-a-case-control-study
#5
Jia-Fu Zhu, Gou-Ping Ma, Wei-Xing Xu, Qiao-Feng Guo, Hong Liu
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively investigate the clinical effect of the rivet-assisted hollow screw in the treatment of posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture. METHODS: Total 49 patients with knee cruciate ligament avulsion fracture in the ending point of the ligament from January 2010 to December 2014 were divided into the treatment group and the control group. Thirty-one patients in treatment group were treated with rivet-assisted double cannulate nail, including 13 males and 18 females, ranging in age from 38 to 51 years old, with a mean of (40...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349966/-a-medium-term-therapeutic-effects-of-anatomic-locking-plate-for-femoral-intertrochanteric-with-lateral-femoral-wall-fractures
#6
Jin-Wei Xu, Lei Han, Yun-Gen Hu, Wei-Li Fang, Bo Ji
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study medium term follow-up outcomes of the femoral intertrochanteric with lateral femoral wall fractures using anatomic locking plate fixation. METHODS: From June 2010 to January 2013, 18 cases of the unstable femoral intertrochanteric with lateral femoral wall fractures were treated with the anatomic locking plate, included 8 males and 10 females with an average age of 75.5 years ranging from 19 to 83 years old. There were 8 cases of traffic accident injuries, 6 cases of falls injuries, and 4 cases of falling from high place...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348913/complications-during-removal-of-stainless-steel-versus-titanium-nails-used-for-intramedullary-nailing-of-diaphyseal-fractures-of-the-tibia
#7
Mustafa Seyhan, Olcay Guler, Mahir Mahirogullari, Ferdi Donmez, Arel Gereli, Serhat Mutlu
Objectives: Intramedullary nailing is the treatment of choice for fractures of the tibial shaft, which might necessitate the nail removal due to complications in the long-term. Although considered as a low-risk procedure, intramedullary nail removal is also associated with certain complications. Here, we compared the most commonly used stainless steel and titanium nails with respect to the complications during removal and clinical outcome for intramedullary nailing of diaphyseal fractures of the tibia...
February 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347940/domestic-feline-contribution-in-the-transmission-of-sporothrix-in-rio-de-janeiro-state-brazil-a-comparison-between-infected-and-non-infected-populations
#8
Pãmella A Macêdo-Sales, Simone R L S Souto, Carolina A Destefani, Ricardo P Lucena, Ricardo Luiz D Machado, Marcia R Pinto, Anderson M Rodrigues, Leila M Lopes-Bezerra, Elisabeth M S Rocha, Andréa Regina S Baptista
BACKGROUND: Sporotrichosis is a neglected zoonosis caused by pathogenic fungi belonging to the Sporothrix schenckii complex. In Rio de Janeiro state, this disease reached an epidemic status with over 4700 domestic felines and around 4000 humans affected since the mid-90s. The present study evaluated clinical and epidemiological aspects and also the frequency of colonization and infection by these fungi in healthy cats and among those with suspicious cutaneous lesions, inhabiting four Rio de Janeiro state distinct areas...
January 18, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342496/-adverse-events-in-the-treatment-of-periprosthetic-fractures-around-the-knee-a-clinical-and-radiological-outcome-analysis
#9
Anna Janine Schreiner, Christoph Gonser, Christoph Ihle, Max Konstantin Zauleck, Tim Klopfer, Fabian Stuby, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs
BACKGROUND: The incidence of periprosthetic fractures associated with total knee arthroplasty (PpFxK) has been reported to be 0.3 - 5.5%. 40% of all cases are related to revision TKA. The most common localisation is the distal femur. Classification is performed according to Rorabeck (RB). RB I - II fractures are usually treated with locked plating and retrograde intramedullary nailing, whereas RB III fractures are an indication for revision arthroplasty using a hinged endoprosthesis...
January 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341846/primary-intra-medullary-nailing-of-open-tibia-fractures-caused-by-low-velocity-gunshots-does-operative-debridement-increase-infection-rates
#10
Chester J Donnally, Charles M Lawrie, Jonathan I Sheu, Meredith A Gunder, Stephen M Quinnan
BACKGROUND: Although gunshot-induced extremity fractures are typically not considered open fractures, there is controversy regarding wound management in the setting of operative fixation to limit infection complications. Previous studies have evaluated the need for a formal irrigation and debridement (I&D) prior to intra-medullary nailing (IMN) of gunshot-induced femur fractures but none have specifically evaluated tibias. By comparing primary IMN for tibial shaft fractures caused by low-velocity firearms additionally treated with a formal operative I&D (group 1) with those without an I&D (group 2), we sought to identify whether there are: differences in treatment group infection rates; particular fracture patterns more prone to infection; and patient characteristics more prone to infections...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341840/surgical-site-infections-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-for-trauma-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#11
Thomas J McQuillan, Lawrence Z Cai, Ian Corcoran-Schwartz, Thomas G Weiser, Joseph D Forrester
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal trauma represents a large source of morbidity in low and middle human development index countries (LMHDICs). Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of traumatic long bone fractures definitively manages these injuries and restores function when conducted safely and effectively. Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a common complication of operative fracture fixation, although the risks of infection are ill-defined in LMHDIC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study reviewed systematically all studies describing SSI after ORIF in LMDHICs...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340467/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-intestinal-parasite-infections-in-pediatric-patients-admitted-to-public-hospitals-in-southern-brazil
#12
Isis Almeida de Almeida, Sabrina Jeske, Marília Arndt Mesemburg, Maria Elisabeth Aires Berne, Marcos Marreiro Villela
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of intestinal parasitosis and to identify risk factors associated therewith in hospitalized children. METHODS: Three fecal samples from each patient were evaluated using three different techniques. The patients' nutritional and socioeconomic status and hematologic profiles were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 106 children, 32.1% tested positive for intestinal parasitosis. The associated risk factors were low parental education levels and children's nail-biting habit...
November 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339841/role-of-autologous-non-vascularised-intramedullary-fibular-strut-graft-in-humeral-shaft-nonunions-following-failed-plating
#13
Sreekanth Kashayi-Chowdojirao, Aashish Vallurupalli, Vijay Krishna Chilakamarri, Chandrasekhar Patnala, Lalith Mohan Chodavarapu, Nageswara Rao Kancherla, Asif Hussain Khazi Syed
Background: Non-union humeral shaft fractures are seen frequently in clinical practice at about 2-10% in conservative management and 30% in surgically operated patients. Osteosynthesis using dynamic compression plate (DCP), intramedullary nailing, locking compression plate (LCP), Ilizarov technique along with bone grafting have been reported previously. In cases of prior failed plate-screw osteosynthesis the resultant osteopenia, cortical defect, bone loss, scalloping around screws and metallosis, make the management of non-union more complicated...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338748/finite-element-analysis-of-intramedullary-nailing-and-double-locking-plate-for-treating-extra-articular-proximal-tibial-fractures
#14
Fancheng Chen, Xiaowei Huang, Yingsun Ya, Fenfen Ma, Zhi Qian, Jifei Shi, Shuolei Guo, Baoqing Yu
BACKGROUND: Proximal tibia fractures are one of the most familiar fractures. Surgical approaches are usually needed for anatomical reduction. However, no single treatment method has been widely established as the standard care. Our present study aims to compare the stress and stability of intramedullary nails (IMN) fixation and double locking plate (DLP) fixation in the treatment of extra-articular proximal tibial fractures. METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) finite element model of the extra-articular proximal tibial fracture, whose 2-cm bone gap began 7 cm from the tibial plateau articular surface, was created fixed by different fixation implants...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337558/spatial-isolation-of-conformational-isomers-of-hydroquinone-and-its-water-cluster-using-the-stark-deflector
#15
Hyun Sik You, Junggil Kim, Songhee Han, Doo-Sik Ahn, Jean Sun Lim, Sang Kyu Kim
Conformational isomers of hydroquinone and their 1:1 clusters with water have been spatially separated using the Stark deflector in the supersonic jet. Trans-hydroquinone (HyQ) conformer with zero dipole moment is little influenced by inhomogeneous electric fields whereas cis-conformer with nonzero dipole moment (2.38 D) is significantly deflected from the molecular beam axis into the direction along which the strong field gradient is applied. Resonant two photon ionization carried out by shifting the laser position perpendicular to the molecular beam axis after the Stark deflector then gives an exclusive S1-S0 excitation spectrum of the cis-conformer only, making possible immaculate conformer-specific spectroscopy and dynamics...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336630/ameliorating-role-of-lycopene-tomato-puree-and-spirulina-tomato-puree-on-the-hematology-of-fluoride-exposed-swiss-albino-mice
#16
Shweta Sharma, Puneet Parashar, Subhasini Sharma, Kanta Prasad Sharma
Plant species rich in antioxidants (vitamins, flavonoids, lignans, and carotenoids) have been explored for complementary therapy of chronic diseases (cancers, coronary heart disease) and mitigation of pollutant toxicity. This article investigates their ameliorative role on selective hematological and serum biochemical parameters in fluoride-exposed (190 mg/kg body weight) Swiss albino mice pretreated with the antioxidant-rich diet supplements tomato puree (with and without peels), spirulina (cyanobacteria), and lycopene (present in tomato) for 45 days prior to entry into experimental protocol...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336322/treatment-of-nail-psoriasis-with-topical-application-of-clobetasol-propionate-0-05-solution-a-pilot-study
#17
Nicolò Brandi, Michela Starace, Aurora Alessandrini, Francesca Bruni, Bianca Maria Piraccini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336014/response-to-yazdani-a-surgery-or-in-vitro-fertilisation-the-simplicity-of-this-question-belies-its-complexity-when-all-you-have-is-a-hammer-everything-looks-like-a-nail
#18
Jason Abbott
This is perhaps the most apt mantra of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) as a treatment in Australasia in this day and age. It is also important to note the truth in the identification of IVF being low skill-based, largely independent of the practitioner, but more importantly costly, and with few exceptions, only available in the private sector. Such revelations really require a rethink of the entire reproductive endocrinology and infertility (CREI) subspecialty. In fact, if there is only one solution to all fertility problems - that of the 'effective IVF procedure' - why not do away completely with the clinician and simply have nurse practitioners who oversee the identified issue of an individual or couple wanting a pregnancy? This in conjunction with the outstanding scientific advances that led to the initiation and promulgation of IVF really would reduce costs by cutting out the unnecessary clinician middle-person who is unimportant in the equation...
January 16, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335752/diagnosis-and-management-of-long-bone-nonunions-a-nationwide-survey
#19
Sezai Özkan, Peter A Nolte, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Frank W Bloemers
PURPOSE: There is variability among surgeons on definitions regarding the degree of bone healing of long-bone fractures. A lack of consensus may negatively affect communication between surgeons, and lead to unintended and unwanted variability in treatment of patients suffering from abnormal healing of long-bone fractures. We aimed to identify differences between surgeons regarding their views on the degree of union of long-bone fractures. METHODS: We performed a survey among 114 surgeons who worked at 11 level I trauma centers and 68 level II/III hospitals in the Netherlands...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335689/psoriasis-a-review-of-systemic-comorbidities-and-dental-management-considerations
#20
John K Brooks
OBJECTIVE: There is a growing body of evidence to substantiate that cutaneous psoriasis is associated with an increased risk for a multitude of systemic disorders. Although there is an extensive array of medical publications regarding psoriasis, the dental literature has almost exclusively been focused on erythema migrans and occasionally, with oral psoriatic mucositis, chronic periodontitis, and psoriatic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint. This report will review the diversity of systemic comorbidities, namely cardiovascular, neurologic, renal, liver, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, endocrine, ocular, arthritic (including temporomandibular joint), nail, cutaneous, and psychologic (including suicide) disorders; neoplasia; infection; dyslipidemia; vitamin D deficiency; substance abuse; higher mortality; and oral mucosal involvement...
January 15, 2018: Quintessence International
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