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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544261/mechanical-properties-structure-bioadhesion-and-biocompatibility-of-pectin-hydrogels
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Pavel A Markov, Nikita S Krachkovsky, Eugene A Durnev, Ekaterina A Martinson, Sergey G Litvinets, Sergey V Popov
The surface structure, biocompatibility, textural and adhesive properties of calcium hydrogels derived from 1, 2 and 4% solutions of apple pectin were examined in this study. An increase in the pectin concentration in hydrogels was shown to improve their stability toward elastic and plastic deformation. The elasticity of pectin hydrogels, measured as Young's modulus, ranged from 6 to 100 kPa. The mechanical properties of the pectin hydrogels were shown to correspond to those of soft tissues. The characterization of surface roughness in terms of the roughness profile (Ra) and the root-mean-square deviation of the roughness profile (Rq) indicated an increased roughness profile for hydrogels depending on their pectin concentration...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541020/application-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-before-inferior-vena-cava-filter-recovery
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Ji-Ping Yan, Wei-Qin Li, Zhen-Feng Wang, Bian-Lian Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEU) before temporary inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) recovery in patients with deep venous thrombosis, in order to provide ultrasound signs for the recovery of IVCF in clinical practice. METHODS: The CEU manifestations of patients with deep vein thrombosis before temporary IVCF recovery were retrospectively analyzed. With the manifestations of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) or results of the surgical recovery of IVCF as the standard, the detection rate of a thrombus in IVCF was compared between conventional ultrasound and CEU; and the role of CEU in detecting complications of IVCF was analyzed...
May 24, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540190/thoracoschisis-associated-with-limb-body-wall-complex
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Dragana Vujovic, Aleksandar Sretenovic, Maja Raicevic, MarijaLukac MarijaLukac, Tamara Krstajic, Vesna Ljubic, Sanja Sindjic Antunovic
Thoracoschisis is a rare condition. A female newborn presented with right-sided thoracoschisis, associated with diaphragmatic hernia and protrusion of an accessory liver lobe through the chest wall defect along with deformity of the right forearm and hand duplication. Diagnosed as part of the limb-body wall complex (LBWC), management included resection of the exteriorized liver lobe followed by right hemidiaphragm and thoracic wall reconstruction.
May 2017: APSP Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538575/the-management-of-trigonoscaphocephaly-as-a-result-of-combined-metopic-and-sagittal-synostosis
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Thomas D Dobbs, Omer Salahuddin, Jayaratnam Jayamohan, Peter Richards, Shailendra Magdum, Steven A Wall, David Johnson
BACKGROUND: The combination of sagittal and metopic synostosis is rare, resulting in a scaphocephalic shape, but with an absence of frontal bossing and therefore varying degrees of trigonocephaly and occipital prominence. Treatment is primarily surgical, with a combination of procedures to address both the scaphocephaly and trigonocephaly required involving multiple operations. The authors discuss their experience of treating combined trigonoscaphocephaly in a single-stage procedure and propose a management strategy based on the severity of the presenting deformity...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536892/patient-specific-stress-analyses-in-the-ascending-thoracic-aorta-using-a-finite-element-implementation-of-the-constrained-mixture-theory
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S Jamaleddin Mousavi, Stéphane Avril
It is now a rather common approach to perform patient-specific stress analyses of arterial walls using finite-element models reconstructed from gated medical images. However, this requires to compute for every Gauss point the deformation gradient between the current configuration and a stress-free reference configuration. It is technically difficult to define such a reference configuration, and there is actually no guarantee that a stress-free configuration is physically attainable due to the presence of internal stresses in unloaded soft tissues...
May 23, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521772/feasibility-and-relevance-of-compound-strain-imaging-in-non-stenotic-arteries-comparison-between-individuals-with-cardiovascular-diseases-and-healthy-controls
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Martijn F H Maessen, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, Ayla Grotens, Maria T E Hopman, Dick H J Thijssen, Hendrik H G Hansen
BACKGROUND: Compound strain imaging is a novel method to noninvasively evaluate arterial wall deformation which has recently shown to enable differentiation between fibrous and (fibro-)atheromatous plaques in patients with severe stenosis. We tested the hypothesis that compound strain imaging is feasible in non-stenotic arteries and provides incremental discriminative power to traditional measures of vascular health (i.e., distensibility coefficient (DC), central pulse wave velocity [cPWV], and intima-media thickness [IMT]) for differentiating between participants with and without a history of cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520623/the-sub-crestal-iliac-screw-a-technical-note-describing-a-free-hand-in-line-low-profile-iliac-screw-insertion-technique-to-avoid-side-connector-use-and-reduce-implant-complications
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Gabriel Liu, Muhammed Yaser Hasan, Hee-Kit Wong
STUDY-DESIGN: Case-series. OBJECTIVE: Report our modified iliac-screw insertion technique and its clinical outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac-screws are one of the preferred methods for modern spinopelvic-fixation. However the technique is not without complications, predominantly due to iliac-screw head prominence, leading to pain and revisions. Conventional iliac-screw entry point is sited superficially at the posterior-superior-iliac-spine (PSIS) contributing to screw-head prominence...
May 17, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514440/extreme-hydrothermal-conditions-at-an-active-plate-bounding-fault
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Rupert Sutherland, John Townend, Virginia Toy, Phaedra Upton, Jamie Coussens, Michael Allen, Laura-May Baratin, Nicolas Barth, Leeza Becroft, Carolin Boese, Austin Boles, Carolyn Boulton, Neil G R Broderick, Lucie Janku-Capova, Brett M Carpenter, Bernard Célérier, Calum Chamberlain, Alan Cooper, Ashley Coutts, Simon Cox, Lisa Craw, Mai-Linh Doan, Jennifer Eccles, Dan Faulkner, Jason Grieve, Julia Grochowski, Anton Gulley, Arthur Hartog, Jamie Howarth, Katrina Jacobs, Tamara Jeppson, Naoki Kato, Steven Keys, Martina Kirilova, Yusuke Kometani, Rob Langridge, Weiren Lin, Timothy Little, Adrienn Lukacs, Deirdre Mallyon, Elisabetta Mariani, Cécile Massiot, Loren Mathewson, Ben Melosh, Catriona Menzies, Jo Moore, Luiz Morales, Chance Morgan, Hiroshi Mori, Andre Niemeijer, Osamu Nishikawa, David Prior, Katrina Sauer, Martha Savage, Anja Schleicher, Douglas R Schmitt, Norio Shigematsu, Sam Taylor-Offord, Damon Teagle, Harold Tobin, Robert Valdez, Konrad Weaver, Thomas Wiersberg, Jack Williams, Nick Woodman, Martin Zimmer
Temperature and fluid pressure conditions control rock deformation and mineralization on geological faults, and hence the distribution of earthquakes. Typical intraplate continental crust has hydrostatic fluid pressure and a near-surface thermal gradient of 31 ± 15 degrees Celsius per kilometre. At temperatures above 300-450 degrees Celsius, usually found at depths greater than 10-15 kilometres, the intra-crystalline plasticity of quartz and feldspar relieves stress by aseismic creep and earthquakes are infrequent...
May 17, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514372/-secondary-closed-rhinoplasty-in-the-patient-presenting-with-post-injurious-deformation-of-the-external-nose
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T A Aleksanyan, E V Kazantsev
The authors describe the process of the surgical treatment of a patient presenting with the displaced fracture of the nasal bones involving the left orbital wall. The correction was performed by means of secondary closed rhinoseptoplastic surgery. The special emphasis is laid on the importance of computer-assisted modeling for the planning and achievement of the favourable surgical outcome.
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513588/inertial-displacement-of-a-domain-wall-excited-by-ultra-short-circularly-polarized-laser-pulses
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T Janda, P E Roy, R M Otxoa, Z Šobáň, A Ramsay, A C Irvine, F Trojanek, M Surýnek, R P Campion, B L Gallagher, P Němec, T Jungwirth, J Wunderlich
Domain wall motion driven by ultra-short laser pulses is a pre-requisite for envisaged low-power spintronics combining storage of information in magnetoelectronic devices with high speed and long distance transmission of information encoded in circularly polarized light. Here we demonstrate the conversion of the circular polarization of incident femtosecond laser pulses into inertial displacement of a domain wall in a ferromagnetic semiconductor. In our study, we combine electrical measurements and magneto-optical imaging of the domain wall displacement with micromagnetic simulations...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511861/speckle-tracking-layer-specific-analysis-of-myocardial-deformation-and-evaluation-of-scar-transmurality-in-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
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Michela Tarascio, Laura Anna Leo, Catherine Klersy, Romina Murzilli, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Fulvio Faletra
BACKGROUND: Identification of the extent of scar transmurality in chronic ischemic heart disease is important because it correlates with viability. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether layer-specific two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography allows distinction of scar presence and transmurality. METHODS: A total of 70 subjects, 49 with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy and 21 healthy subjects, underwent two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography and late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511859/reference-ranges-and-regional-patterns-of-left-ventricular-strain-and-strain-rate-using-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-healthy-middle-aged-black-and-white-population-the-cardia-study
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Henrique T Moreira, Chike C Nwabuo, Anderson C Armstrong, Satoru Kishi, Ola Gjesdal, Jared P Reis, Pamela J Schreiner, Kiang Liu, Cora E Lewis, Stephen Sidney, Samuel S Gidding, João A C Lima, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Strain and strain rate are sensitive markers of left ventricular (LV) myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess reference ranges and regional patterns of LV strain and strain rate using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in a large population of black and white subjects. METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review of prospectively collected images in 557 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study who remained healthy at the year 25 examination...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505495/generalized-boussinesq-scriven-surface-fluid-model-with-curvature-dissipation-for-liquid-surfaces-and-membranes
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Oscar F Aguilar Gutierrez, Edtson E Herrera Valencia, Alejandro D Rey
Curvature dissipation is relevant in synthetic and biological processes, from fluctuations in semi-flexible polymer solutions, to buckling of liquid columns, tomembrane cell wall functioning. We present a micromechanical model of curvature dissipation relevant to fluid membranes and liquid surfaces based on a parallel surface parameterization and a stress constitutive equation appropriate for anisotropic fluids and fluid membranes.The derived model, aimed at high curvature and high rate of change of curvature in liquid surfaces and membranes, introduces additional viscous modes not included in the widely used 2D Boussinesq-Scriven rheological constitutive equation for surface fluids...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499711/does-an-external-chest-wall-measurement-correlate-with-a-ct-based-measurement-in-patients-with-chest-wall-deformities
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Franziska Ewert, Julia Syed, Sonja Wagner, Manuel Besendoerfer, Roman T Carbon, Stefan Schulz-Drost
BACKGROUND: Measurements in chest wall deformities are typically conducted using a thorax caliper or a CT scan of the chest wall. This paper focuses on the possible correlation between these two methods to validate the reliability of the thorax caliper, minimize radiation exposure, and limit the usage of expensive imaging techniques. METHODS: We evaluated 95 consecutive patients (77 pectus excavatum (PE), 17 pectus carinatum (PC), 1 mixed deformity) who received surgical correction of the anterior chest wall...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499464/prospective-study-on-ocular-motility-limitation-due-to-orbital-muscle-entrapment-or-impingement-associated-with-orbital-wall-fracture
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Babak Alinasab, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Pär Stjärne
INTRODUCTION: The recommended urgent surgical management of ocular motility restriction due to orbital muscle entrapment or impingement associated with orbital wall fracture needs to be elucidated. AIM: To evaluate the importance of the time from injury to surgery for the outcome in ocular motility and diplopia, the time lapse of ocular motility, diplopia and hypesthesia recovery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with entrapment or impingement of orbital contents due to orbital wall fracture were followed up prospectively over 1year regarding ocular motility, diplopia, hypesthesia and cosmetic deformity...
April 21, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495420/the-vacuum-bell-device-as-a-sternal-lifter-an-immediate-effect-even-with-a-short-time-use
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Silvia Yukari Togoro, Miguel Lia Tedde, Robert S Eisinger, Erica Mie Okumura, Jose Ribas Milanez de Campos, Paulo Manuel Pêgo-Fernandes
BACKGROUND: To minimize cardiac perforation during the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE), several surgeons have suggested using a suction device to intraoperatively lift the sternum. Whether or not this technique is effective for all PE patients is not yet known. As such, our aim was to quantify the extent to which a suction device is capable of lifting the sternum with a short duration of use. METHODS: 30 PE patients received a low-dose CT scan as part of standard PE evaluation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494272/a-new-inverse-method-for-estimation-of-in-vivo-mechanical-properties-of-the-aortic-wall
#17
Minliang Liu, Liang Liang, Wei Sun
The aortic wall is always loaded in vivo, which makes it challenging to estimate the material parameters of its nonlinear, anisotropic constitutive equation from in vivo image data. Previous approaches largely relied on either computationally expensive finite element models or simplifications of the geometry or material models. In this study, we investigated a new inverse method based on aortic wall stress computation. This approach consists of the following two steps: (1) computing an "almost true" stress field from the in vivo geometries and loading conditions, (2) building an objective function based on the "almost true" stress fields, constitutive equations and deformation relations, and estimating the material parameters by minimizing the objective function...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492212/isolated-sternal-cleft-in-a-patient-with-atrial-septal-defect-a-rare-sole-association
#18
Olugbenga O Olusoji, Saheed B Sanni, Omotayo O Omodara, Oluwaseye F Akerele
Sternal cleft (SC) is a rare form of chest wall deformity with an incidence of <0.15%. It occurs because of failure of fusion of the sternal bars about the 7-9th week of intrauterine life. It could occur in isolation or as a part of a syndromic complex. This condition exposes the vital mediastinal structures to a huge risk of injury, aside from cosmetic issues. Treatment in the neonatal period is most favourable, though other modalities are available in the later stages of life, but it can be challenging...
January 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481994/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-right-ventricular-failure-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-single-centre-retrospective-with-focus-on-deformation-imaging%C3%A2
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Nadia Boegershausen, Rashad Zayat, Ali Aljalloud, Giulia Musetti, Andreas Goetzenich, Lachmandath Tewarie, Ajay Moza, Andrea Amerini, Rüdiger Autschbach, Nima Hatam
OBJECTIVES: Right heart failure (RHF) after the implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) remains a dreaded postoperative complication. Using 2D speckle-tracking echocardiography, it is possible to acquire right ventricular global and regional function. The aim of our study was to assess whether speckle-tracking echocardiography values will better predict the RHF post-continuous-flow LVAD implantation. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2016, 54 patients who underwent LVAD implantation were included and retrospectively analysed...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471530/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-myocardial-strain-a-review-of-current-approaches
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Teodora Chitiboi, Leon Axel
Contraction of the heart is central to its purpose of pumping blood around the body. While simple global function measures (such as the ejection fraction) are most commonly used in the clinical assessment of cardiac function, MRI also provides a range of approaches for quantitatively characterizing regional cardiac function, including the local deformation (or strain) within the heart wall. While they have been around for some years, these methods are still undergoing further technical development, and they have had relatively little clinical evaluation...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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