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Keisuke Sugahara, Yoshiharu Katsumi, Masahide Koyachi, Yu Koyama, Satoru Matsunaga, Kento Odaka, Shinichi Abe, Masayuki Takano, Akira Katakura
Background: Along with the advances in technology of three-dimensional (3D) printer, it became a possible to make more precise patient-specific 3D model in the various fields including oral and maxillofacial surgery. When creating 3D models of the mandible and maxilla, it is easier to make a single unit with a fused temporomandibular joint, though this results in poor operability of the model. However, while models created with a separate mandible and maxilla have operability, it can be difficult to fully restore the position of the condylar after simulation...
December 2018: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Xingbin Liu, Wenbo Mei, Huiqian Du
In this paper, a detail-enhanced multimodality medical image fusion algorithm is proposed by using proposed multi-scale joint decomposition framework (MJDF) and shearing filter (SF). The MJDF constructed with gradient minimization smoothing filter (GMSF) and Gaussian low-pass filter (GLF) is used to decompose source images into low-pass layers, edge layers, and detail layers at multiple scales. In order to highlight the detail information in the fused image, the edge layer and the detail layer in each scale are weighted combined into a detail-enhanced layer...
February 13, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Hai-Bo Zhou, Chao Zhang, Li-Chuang Wu, Cai-Long Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore plantar pressure measurement system in treating the first ray hypermobility. METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2014, 16 female patients (20 feet) with hallux valgus with unstable of the first sequence were treated by first tarsometatarsal joint fusion, aged from 42 to 52 years old with an average of(46.5±2.9) years old, the course of disease was from 3 to 5 years. Twenty healthy female(20 feet) were chosen as control group, and single side were only choose, aged from 41 to 55 years old with an average of(46...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Pei Dong, Li Wang, Weili Lin, Dinggang Shen, Guorong Wu
The first year of life is the most dynamic and perhaps the most critical phase of postnatal brain development. The ability to accurately measure structure changes is critical in early brain development study, which highly relies on the performances of image segmentation and registration techniques. However, either infant image segmentation or registration, if deployed independently, encounters much more challenges than segmentation/registration of adult brains due to dynamic appearance change with rapid brain development...
March 15, 2017: Neurocomputing
H Willmott, Z Al-Wattar, C Halewood, M Dunning, A Amis
BACKGROUND: The first metatarsophalangeal joint may be fused in order to treat arthritis or instability. The use of shape-memory staples for fixation is well recognised, but little work has been done into the optimal configuration of staples. METHODS: The structural behaviour of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodeses using shape-memory staples or crossed screws was studied using cadaveric porcine joints. Five fixation configurations were tested: single vertical or horizontal staple, paired staples in dorsal-medial configuration (0-90° to the sagittal plane), paired staples in oblique orthogonal configuration (45-135°); or two crossed screws...
March 18, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Federico Canavese, Alain Dimeglio, François Bonnel
BACKGROUND: Several anatomical studies have shown that the articular facets of the calcaneus can present with different anatomy. This study assessed the 3D anatomy of lateral calcaneal lengthening (LCL) osteotomy in relation to the anterior and middle facet of the calcaneus in a group of skeletally immature patients treated for symptomatic flatfoot deformity. METHODS: During the study period, 14 consecutive patients (10 males, 4 females) presenting symptomatic flatfoot (20 feet) with different aetiologies underwent LCL osteotomy and CT scan with 3D reconstruction of the operated feet...
June 3, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Augusto Atilio Covaro, Nodoka Manabe, Lukas Bobinski, Claes Olerud, Yohan Robinson
Study Design: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objective: The effect of C0-C1-C2 cervical ankylosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is not documented. The objective of this study is to describe the radiological characteristics of the occipitocervical junction in patients with AS operated for a cervical fracture and to correlate them with their clinical evolution. Materials and Methods: Analysis of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) treated in a single institution of a cervical vertebral fracture between 2007 and 2014 who were prospectively followed through the SWESPINE registry...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Samer S Ghostine, Paul E Kaloostian, Christ Ordookhanian, Sean Kaloostian, Parham Zarrini, Terrence Kim, Stephen Scibelli, Scott J Clark-Schoeb, Srinath Samudrala, Carl Lauryssen, Amandip S Gill, Patrick J Johnson
The surgical repair of atlantoaxial instabilities (AAI) presents complex and unique challenges, originating from abnormalities and/or trauma within the junction regions of the C1-C2 atlas-axis, to surgeons. When this region is destabilized, surgical fusion becomes of key importance in order to prevent spinal cord injury. Several techniques can be utilized to provide for the adequate fusion of the atlantoaxial construct. Nevertheless, many individuals have less than ideal rates of fusion, below 35%-40%, which also involves the C2 nerve root being sacrificed...
November 29, 2017: Curēus
Tao Zhou, Kim-Han Thung, Xiaofeng Zhu, Dinggang Shen
In this paper, we aim to maximally utilize multimodality neuroimaging and genetic data to predict Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its prodromal status, i.e., a multi-status dementia diagnosis problem. Multimodality neuroimaging data such as MRI and PET provide valuable insights to abnormalities, and genetic data such as Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) provide information about a patient's AD risk factors. When used in conjunction, AD diagnosis may be improved. However, these data are heterogeneous (e.g., having different data distributions), and have different number of samples (e...
September 2017: Machine Learning in Medical Imaging
Jacob Antunes, Satish Viswanath, Justin T Brady, Benjamin Crawshaw, Pablo Ros, Scott Steele, Conor P Delaney, Raj Paspulati, Joseph Willis, Anant Madabhushi
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to develop and quantitatively evaluate a radiology-pathology fusion method for spatially mapping tissue regions corresponding to different chemoradiation therapy-related effects from surgically excised whole-mount rectal cancer histopathology onto preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included six subjects with rectal cancer treated with chemoradiation therapy who were then imaged with a 3-T T2-weighted MRI sequence, before undergoing mesorectal excision surgery...
January 19, 2018: Academic Radiology
H Huang, R W Nightingale, A B C Dang
OBJECTIVES: Loss of motion following spine segment fusion results in increased strain in the adjacent motion segments. However, to date, studies on the biomechanics of the cervical spine have not assessed the role of coupled motions in the lumbar spine. Accordingly, we investigated the biomechanics of the cervical spine following cervical fusion and lumbar fusion during simulated whiplash using a whole-human finite element (FE) model to simulate coupled motions of the spine. METHODS: A previously validated FE model of the human body in the driver-occupant position was used to investigate cervical hyperextension injury...
January 2018: Bone & Joint Research
Ihab Atallah, Manjunath Mk, Ahmad Al Omari, Christian Adrien Righini, Paul F Castellanos
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe a graduated approach for effective transoral mobilization of cricoarytenoid joint ankylosis (CJA) in the context of the Bogdasarian system of classifying posterior glottic web-based stenosis (PGWS). STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective cohort study through data from medical records and operative notes. A consecutive series of 23 patients who underwent reconstructive transoral laser microsurgery for PGWS with a significant degree of CJA (Bogdasarian grade III-IV) was included in the study...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Sy Yin Chai, Vincent Bennani, John M Aarts, Karl Lyons
BACKGROUND: The authors reviewed and identified the evidence for the various incisal preparation designs for ceramic veneers. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors searched MEDLINE with PubMed and Ovid to identify any articles in the English language related to the topic up through March 2017 using a combination of key words: "porcelain veneer or ceramic veneer or dental veneer or labial veneer" AND "preparation," NOT "composite veneer," NOT "crown," NOT "implant," NOT "fixed partial denture or bridge or denture," NOT "porcelain-fused-to-metal," NOT "marginal gap or fit...
January 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
Xiaoyun Liang, David N Vaughan, Alan Connelly, Fernando Calamante
The conventional way to estimate functional networks is primarily based on Pearson correlation along with classic Fisher Z test. In general, networks are usually calculated at the individual-level and subsequently aggregated to obtain group-level networks. However, such estimated networks are inevitably affected by the inherent large inter-subject variability. A joint graphical model with Stability Selection (JGMSS) method was recently shown to effectively reduce inter-subject variability, mainly caused by confounding variations, by simultaneously estimating individual-level networks from a group...
December 29, 2017: Brain Topography
Robert William Fuller, Tony E Wong, Klaus Keller
The response of the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) to changing global temperatures is a key component of sea-level projections. Current projections of the AIS contribution to sea-level changes are deeply uncertain. This deep uncertainty stems, in part, from (i) the inability of current models to fully resolve key processes and scales, (ii) the relatively sparse available data, and (iii) divergent expert assessments. One promising approach to characterizing the deep uncertainty stemming from divergent expert assessments is to combine expert assessments, observations, and simple models by coupling probabilistic inversion and Bayesian inversion...
2017: PloS One
Chenhui Qiu, Yuanyuan Wang, Huan Zhang, Shunren Xia
Multimodal image fusion techniques can integrate the information from different medical images to get an informative image that is more suitable for joint diagnosis, preoperative planning, intraoperative guidance, and interventional treatment. Fusing images of CT and different MR modalities are studied in this paper. Firstly, the CT and MR images are both transformed to nonsubsampled shearlet transform (NSST) domain. So the low-frequency components and high-frequency components are obtained. Then the high-frequency components are merged using the absolute-maximum rule, while the low-frequency components are merged by a sparse representation- (SR-) based approach...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Yash Agarwal, Prakhar Singhal, Kripa Shankar Mishra
Introduction: In the customary wisdom, it is conceded that giant-cell tumor (GCT) is a pathology of fused epiphysis, but there are literatures available to depict that even though rare bit, but it occurs in the skeletally immature patients. Here, we are presenting a rare case of GCT of the fifth metacarpal in the skeletally immature patient. Case Report: It is a case report of a 13-year-old girl with the history of swelling over her right hand for 5 months. X-ray revealed that there was an osteolytic fusiform expansible lesion...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Qiang Hong, Shumin Zhou, Hui Zhao, Jiaxian Peng, Yang Li, Yu Shang, Minghong Wu, Wei Zhang, Senlin Lu, Shuijun Li, Shen Yu, Weiqian Wang, Qingyue Wang
Ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are thought to play primary roles in aggravating air pollution-induced health problems. However, the effects of joint O3/NO2 on the allergenicity of pollen allergens are unclear. Humulus japonicus pollen allergen 1 (Hum j1) is a profilin protein that causes widespread pollinosis in eastern Asia. In order to study the effects of combined O3/NO2 on the allergenicity of Hum j1, tandem six-histidine peptide tag (His6)-fused recombinant Hum j1 (rHum j1) was expressed in a prokaryotic system and purified through His6 affinity chromatography...
December 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
Grzegorz Glonek, Adam Wojciechowski
One of the key technologies that lays behind the human-machine interaction and human motion diagnosis is the limbs motion tracking. To make the limbs tracking efficient, it must be able to estimate a precise and unambiguous position of each tracked human joint and resulting body part pose. In recent years, body pose estimation became very popular and broadly available for home users because of easy access to cheap tracking devices. Their robustness can be improved by different tracking modes data fusion. The paper defines the novel approach-orientation based data fusion-instead of dominating in literature position based approach, for two classes of tracking devices: depth sensors (i...
December 9, 2017: Sensors
Ella Harris, Paul Moroney, Yves Tourné
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is a commonly performed orthopaedic procedure. The optimum method of fixation and joint surface preparation has yet to be determined. METHODS: This study compared four fixation techniques: Biomechanical grade sawbones were used. The dorsal plate used was a titanium, anatomically contoured locked plate. Testing was performed using an Instron machine applying force from the plantar aspect of the fused joint...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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