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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227091/hybrid-bci-approach-to-control-an-artificial-tibio-femoral-joint
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Luis Mercado, Angel Rodriguez-Linan, Luis M Torres-Trevino, G Quiroz, Luis Mercado, Angel Rodriguez-Linan, Luis M Torres-Trevino, G Quiroz, Luis Mercado, Angel Rodriguez-Linan, Luis M Torres-Trevino, G Quiroz
Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) for disabled people should allow them to use their remaining functionalities as control possibilities. BCIs connect the brain with external devices to perform the volition or intent of movement, regardless if that individual is unable to perform the task due to body impairments. In this work we fuse electromyographic (EMG) with electroencephalographic (EEG) activity in a framework called "Hybrid-BCI" (hBCI) approach to control the movement of a simulated tibio-femoral joint...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211998/nanojoint-formation-between-ceramic-titanate-nanowires-and-spot-melting-of-metal-nanowires-with-electron-beam
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Arixin Bo, Jose Alarco, Huaiyong Zhu, Eric R Waclawik, Haifei Zhan, YuanTong Gu
Construction of nano-architectures requires techniques like joint formation and trimming. For ceramic materials, however, it is extremely difficult to form nanojoints by conventional methods like merging. In this work, we demonstrate that ceramic titanate nanowires (NWs) can be joined by spot melting under electron beam (e-beam) irradiation (EBI). The irradiation fuses the contacted spot of titanate NWs yielding an intact nanojoint. Nanojoints with different morphologies can be produced. The joint structures consist of titanium dioxide (TiO2) rutile, anatase and titanate phases in direction away from the e-beam melting spot...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167061/chopart-injuries-when-to-fix-and-when-to-fuse
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Stefan Rammelt, Tim Schepers
Chopart joint injuries have a profound effect on global foot function. Surgical treatment aims at joint reconstruction and axial alignment with restoration of the normal relationship of the lateral and medial foot columns. Internal fixation is tailored to the individual fracture pattern and achieved with resorbable pins, Kirschner wires, screws, and/or anatomically shaped minifragment plates. If instability persists, temporary joint transfixation may be achieved with Kirschner wires or bridge plating. Primary fusion sacrifices essential joints and should be reserved for severe initial cartilage damage...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148666/custom-made-total-ankle-arthroplasty-for-the-salvage-of-major-talar-bone-loss
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J Wagener, C E Gross, C Schweizer, T Horn Lang, B Hintermann
AIMS: A failed total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is often associated with much bone loss. As an alternative to arthrodesis, the surgeon may consider a custom-made talar component to compensate for the bone loss. Our aim in this study was to assess the functional and radiological outcome after the use of such a component at mid- to long-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 12 patients (five women and seven men, mean age 53 years; 36 to77) with a failed TAA and a large talar defect underwent a revision procedure using a custom-made talar component...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126356/efficacy-comparison-of-accell-evo3%C3%A2-and-grafton%C3%A2-demineralized-bone-matrix-putties-against-autologous-bone-in-a-rat-posterolateral-spine-fusion-model
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Antonio T Brecevich, Paul D Kiely, B Victor Yoon, Joseph T Nguyen, Frank P Cammisa, Celeste Abjornson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal fusion procedures are intended to stabilize the spinal column for a multitude of disorders including abnormal curvature, traumatic instability, degenerative instability, and damage from infections or tumors. As an aid in the bone healing response, bone graft materials are utilized to bridge joints for arthrodesis and promote unions in pseudoarthrosis. Currently, the gold standard for stabilizing fusion masses in spinal procedures involves utilizing the osteogenic, osteoinductive, and osteoconductive properties of autologous iliac crest cortico-cancellous bone...
January 23, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124107/the-interaction-between-the-vastus-medialis-and-vastus-intermedius-and-its-influence-on-the-extensor-apparatus-of-the-knee-joint
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Karl Grob, Mirjana Manestar, Luis Filgueira, Markus S Kuster, Helen Gilbey, Timothy Ackland
PURPOSE: Although the vastus medialis (VM) is closely associated with the vastus intermedius (VI), there is a lack of data regarding their functional relationship. The purpose of this study was to investigate the anatomical interaction between the VM and VI with regard to their origins, insertions, innervation and function within the extensor apparatus of the knee joint. METHODS: Eighteen human cadaveric lower limbs were investigated using macro-dissection techniques...
January 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113782/cancer-subtype-discovery-based-on-integrative-model-of-multigenomic-data
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Shu-Guang Ge, Junfeng Xia, Wen Sha, Chun-Hou Zheng
One major goal of large-scale cancer omics study is to understand molecular mechanisms of cancer and find new biomedical targets. To deal with the high-dimensional multidimensional cancer omics data (DNA methylation, mRNA expression, etc.), which can be used to discover new insight on identifying cancer subtypes, clustering methods are usually used to find an effective low-dimensional subspace of the original data and then cluster cancer samples in the reduced subspace. However, due to data-type diversity and big data volume, few methods can integrate these data and map them into an effective low-dimensional subspace...
October 26, 2016: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097823/excess-retinoic-acid-induces-fusion-of-centra-by-degenerating-intervertebral-ligament-cells-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Xiaoming Wu, Qiran Chen, Youhei Washio, Hayato Yokoi, Tohru Suzuki
In marine aquaculture fish, excessive supplement of vitamin A (VA) to zooplanktons for larval culture and experimental exposure of larvae to retinoic acid (RA: active form of VA) have been known to cause vertebral deformity. However, the tissues in the developing vertebral column that are affected by RA and the progression of vertebral deformity remain undetermined. To examine these questions, we histologically traced the progress of vertebral deformity induced by RA in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091426/mri-based-detailed-evaluation-of-the-anatomy-of-the-human-coccyx-among-turkish-adults
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H Tetiker, M I Koşar, N Çullu, U Canbek, I Otağ, Y Taştemur
AIM: The human coccyx varies considerably in shape and size. The objective of this study was to investigate the morphology and morphometry of the coccyx on pelvic magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic individuals among Turkish adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted retrospectively on the pelvic magnetic resonance images of 456 adult patients without a history of trauma in the coccyx region. The coccygeal vertebrae count, number of bone segments, and intercoccygeal and sacrococcygeal joint fusions were determined from the sagittal plane images...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071847/hindfoot-fusion-in-haemophilic-arthropathy-6-year-mean-follow-up-of-41-procedures-performed-in-28-adult-patients
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M Brkljac, S Shah, C Hay, E C Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Haemophilic arthropathy of the ankle is rare disorder caused by recurrent haemarthorses beginning in early adulthood. AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the fusion rate of various techniques of hindfoot fusion using internal fixation for the treatment of haemophilic arthropathy of the hindfoot. METHODS: We have evaluated the fusion rate of various techniques of hindfoot (tibiotalar and subtalar joints) fusion for the treatment of haemophilic arthropathy of the hindfoot...
March 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069162/a-constrained-extended-kalman-filter-for-the-optimal-estimate-of-kinematics-and-kinetics-of-a-sagittal-symmetric-exercise
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V Bonnet, R Dumas, A Cappozzo, V Joukov, G Daune, D Kulić, P Fraisse, S Andary, G Venture
This paper presents a method for real-time estimation of the kinematics and kinetics of a human body performing a sagittal symmetric motor task, which would minimize the impact of the stereophotogrammetric soft tissue artefacts (STA). The method is based on a bi-dimensional mechanical model of the locomotor apparatus the state variables of which (joint angles, velocities and accelerations, and the segments lengths and inertial parameters) are estimated by a constrained extended Kalman filter (CEKF) that fuses input information made of both stereophotogrammetric and dynamometric measurement data...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065978/spontaneous-bilateral-quadriceps-rupture-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Azib Shahid, Hafiz Shahid Mushtaq, Syed Muhammad Azfar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a prototype rheumatoid factor-negative spondyloarthropathy that causes the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture. A 47-year-old male who was a known case of ankylosing spondylitis presented with left quadriceps rupture after raising his right foot to lightly hit a football. He was fitted with a knee immobilizer as an emergency measure. The extent of the rupture was not yet established when patient requested leave to go home. The right quadriceps was ruptured as well when he took his immobilizer off to go the bathroom...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042117/spinopelvic-mobility-and-acetabular-component-position-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
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M Stefl, W Lundergan, N Heckmann, B McKnight, H Ike, R Murgai, L D Dorr
AIMS: Posterior tilt of the pelvis with sitting provides biological acetabular opening. Our goal was to study the post-operative interaction of skeletal mobility and sagittal acetabular component position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a radiographic study of 160 hips (151 patients) who prospectively had lateral spinopelvic hip radiographs for skeletal and implant measurements. Intra-operative acetabular component position was determined according to the pre-operative spinal mobility...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033151/spinal-realignment-for-adult-deformity-three-column-osteotomies-alter-total-hip-acetabular-component-positioning
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Jeffrey J Barry, Altug Yucekul, Alexander A Theologis, Erik N Hansen, Christopher Ames, Vedat Deviren
INTRODUCTION: A goal of adult spinal deformity surgery is correction of sagittal imbalance by increasing lumbar lordosis (LL), allowing a previously retroverted pelvis to normalize as evidenced by decreases in pelvic tilt (PT). Realignment of pelvic orientation may alter the position of preexisting total hip arthroplasties (THAs). METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with unilateral THA who underwent thoracolumbar fusions for adult spinal deformity from the pelvis to L1 or above were retrospectively reviewed (levels fused, 10...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989703/usefulness-of-mri-cbct-image-registration-in-the-evaluation-of-temporomandibular-joint-internal-derangement-by-novice-examiners
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Mohammed A Q Al-Saleh, Noura Alsufyani, Hollis Lai, Manuel Lagravere, Jacob L Jaremko, Paul W Major
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether novice examiners can more reliably determine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disk derangements with the use of fused images of magnetic resonance imaging and cone beam computed tomography (MRI-CBCT) compared with MRI images alone. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty dental students with minimal exposure to TMJ imaging received a 30-minute calibration session in which TMJ diagnostic imaging and the normal anatomy of the TMJ internal derangement were explained...
February 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988873/coagulation-factor-ix-recombinant-albumin-fusion-protein-albutrepenonacog-alfa-idelvion-%C3%A2-a-review-of-its-use-in-haemophilia-b
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Katherine A Lyseng-Williamson
Albutrepenonacog alfa (Idelvion(®)), a fusion protein that genetically fuses recombinant factor IX (rFIX) with recombinant human albumin (rAlbumin), is indicated in the treatment of haemophilia B. This narrative review discusses the pharmacological properties and clinical data related to the use of this novel fusion protein, hereafter referred to as rIX-FP. The fusion of rFIX to rAlbumin prolongs the elimination half-life of rIX-FP in the circulation, allowing routine prophylaxis to be administered once every 7-14 days...
December 17, 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965071/a-betulinic-acid-derivative-sh479-inhibits-collagen-induced-arthritis-by-modulating-t-cell-differentiation-and-cytokine-balance
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Shijie Chen, Yang Bai, Zhen Li, Kunhang Jia, Yunyun Jin, Bei He, Wen-Wei Qiu, Changsheng Du, Stefan Siwko, Huaqing Chen, Mingyao Liu, Jian Luo
The ideal therapeutic drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) should not only inhibit inflammation, but also prevent articular joint damage and particularly inhibit osteoclastogenesis. Betulinic acid (BA) is a natural pentacyclic triterpene that has displayed moderate anti-inflammatory and anti-osteoclastogenesis activities in various experimental systems, suggesting that BA or its derivatives could have an inhibitory effect on RA. In this study, we screened BA derivatives and found a heterocyclic ring-fused BA derivative, SH479, which had greater inhibitory effect than BA on Th17 differentiation...
February 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935925/clinical-evaluation-of-fused-ankylosed-hip-with-severe-flexion-deformity-after-conversion-to-total-hip-arthroplasty
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S K Suwal, P Songming, L Gang, H Kui
INTRODUCTION: Fused or Ankylosed hip is late complication of chronic inflammatory disorder with progressive changes in and around articular as well as periarticular structures with alteration in bio-force line of body which later lead to severe flexion deformity of joint. This not only results decreased movements of hip, it's also increase pain around the hip, back and contralateral hip. METHODS: Retrospectively, all patients aged 18 years or older undergoing THA between June 2006 to June 2012 were reviewed with selection criteria...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921292/cranial-joint-histology-in-the-mallard-duck-anas-platyrhynchos-new-insights-on-avian-cranial-kinesis
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Alida M Bailleul, Lawrence M Witmer, Casey M Holliday
The evolution of avian cranial kinesis is a phenomenon in part responsible for the remarkable diversity of avian feeding adaptations observable today. Although osteological, developmental and behavioral features of the feeding system are frequently studied, comparatively little is known about cranial joint skeletal tissue composition and morphology from a microscopic perspective. These data are key to understanding the developmental, biomechanical and evolutionary underpinnings of kinesis. Therefore, here we investigated joint microstructure in juvenile and adult mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos; Anseriformes)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919672/a-study-of-pre-operative-presence-of-micro-organisms-in-affected-knee-joints-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-who-need-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jiang-Ming Luo, Lin Guo, Hao Chen, Peng-Fei Yang, Ran Xiong, Yang Peng, Liu Yang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate, by way of intraoperative tissue culture and pathological study, the pre-operative presence of micro-organisms in knee joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who need total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: From November 2012 to January 2014, 47 patients with RA (53 knees) who needed TKA were included in this study. Patients received routine pre-operative examination and joint fluid routine and culture. Each RA patient was match-paired with one osteoarthritis (OA) patient...
December 2, 2016: Knee
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