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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820740/subspace-based-interference-removal-methods-for-a-multichannel-biomagnetic-sensor-array
#1
Kensuke Sekihara, Srikantan S Nagarajan
OBJECTIVE: In biomagnetic signal processing, the theory of the signal subspace has been applied to removing interfering magnetic fields, and a representative algorithm is the signal space projection algorithm, in which the signal/interference subspace is defined in the spatial domain as the span of signal/interference-source lead field vectors. This paper extends the notion of this conventional (spatial domain) signal subspace by introducing a new definition of signal subspace in the time domain...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819799/accuracy-of-cannulated-pedicle-screw-versus-conventional-pedicle-screw-for-extra-pedicular-screw-placement-in-dysplastic-pedicles-without-cancellous-channel-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-computerized-tomography-ct-analysis
#2
Chee Kean Lee, Chris Yin Wei Chan, Siti Mariam Abd Gani, Mun Keong Kwan
PURPOSE: This study aimed at studying the accuracy and safety of extra-pedicular screw insertion for dysplastic pedicles in AIS comparing cannulated screw system versus conventional screw system. METHODS: 104 AIS patients with 1524 pedicle screws were evaluated using CT scan. 302 screws were inserted in dysplastic pedicles using fluoroscopic guidance technique. 155 screws were inserted using a cannulated system (Group 1), whereas 147 screws were inserted using standard screws (Group 2)...
August 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819594/modified-nicoll-s-graft-for-treatment-of-gap-non-union-of-ulna-a-rare-case-report
#3
Chaitanya Krishna, Jayanta Mondal, Anirudhha Sengupta
INTRODUCTION: Despite the multitude of studies for the treatment of non-unions, no clear criterion has been established for treating a fracture of non-union. Non-union of radius and ulna produces a discrepancy in length which must be restored for adequate rotation and function. Nicoll described a technique of bridging gaps in long bones with solid blocks of cancellous bone and fixing the fragments with metal plates. We utilized modified Nicoll's graft using corticocancellous graft taken from iliac crest...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817191/pullout-strength-of-2-0-mm-cancellous-and-cortical-screws-in-synthetic-bone
#4
John E Moser, Kevin A R Kunkel, Patrick D Gerard
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether 2.0 mm cancellous screws are superior to 2.0 mm cortical screws when inserted into cancellous and bicortical bone. STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical study. METHODS: The 2.0 mm cancellous screws and 2.0 mm cortical screws were inserted according to the recommended guidelines in synthetic cancellous and bicortical blocks. Fifteen screw-block constructs per group were tested to failure in axial pullout. Axial pullout strength and yield strength were calculated...
August 17, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816974/efficacy-of-cortico-cancellous-composite-allograft-in-treatment-of-cervical-spondylosis
#5
Jung-Ho Park, Yoon-Kwang Bae, Seung-Woo Suh, Jae-Hyuk Yang, Jae-Young Hong
This was a prospective comparative study.The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients treated with cortico/cancellous composite allograft or autoiliac bone graft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.Several methods have been developed to fuse the cervical spine for treatment of cervical spondylosis. Cortico/cancellous composite allograft might be another alternative.A total of 46 patients who underwent surgery for treatment of cervical spondylosis were evaluated between September 2010 and January 2015...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816687/hearing-and-otoacoustic-emissions-outcome-of-stapedotomy-does-the-prosthesis-diameter-matter
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Nabil Faranesh, Ebrahim Magamseh, Suliman Zaaroura, Reem Zeidan, Avi Shupak
OBJECTIVE: To compare the hearing and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) outcome of stapedotomy employing 0.4 and 0.6 mm diameter prostheses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 18 patients with otosclerosis participated in a prospective, double-armed, randomized cohort study. All the patients underwent small fenestra drill stapedotomy employing the Causse fluroplastic large loop piston prostheses. The patients were randomly assigned to groups of 0.4 mm (n=9) and 0.6 mm (n=9) diameter prostheses...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815591/engineering-defined-membrane-embedded-elements-of-ampa-receptor-induces-opposing-gating-modulation-by-cnih3-and-stargazin
#7
Natalie Hawken, Elena Zaika, Terunaga Nakagawa
During excitatory synaptic transmission, various structurally unrelated transmembrane auxiliary subunits control the function of AMPA receptors (AMPARs), but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We identified lipid-exposed residues in the transmembrane domain (TMD) of GluA2 subunit of AMPARs that are critical for the function of AMPAR auxiliary subunits, stargazin (Stg) and cornichon 3 (CNIH3). These residues are essential for stabilizing the AMPAR-CNIH3 complex in detergents and overlap with the contacts made between GluA2 TMD and Stg in the cryoEM structures...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807245/portal-vein-ligation-versus-portal-vein-embolization-for-induction-of-hypertrophy-of-the-future-liver-remnant-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C J Isfordink, M Samim, M N G J A Braat, A M Almalki, J Hagendoorn, I H M Borel Rinkes, I Q Molenaar
An important risk of major hepatic resection is postoperative liver failure, which is directly related to insufficient future liver remnant (FLR). Portal vein embolization (PVE) and portal vein ligation (PVL) can minimize this risk by inducing hypertrophy of the FLR. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the efficacy and safety of PVE and PVL for FLR hypertrophy. A systematic search was conducted on the17(th) of January 2017. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed using the Oxford Critical Appraisal Skills Program for cohort studies...
September 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805274/quantitative-characterization-of-galectin-3-c-affinity-mass-spectrometry-measurements-comprehensive-data-analysis-obstacles-shortcuts-and-robustness
#9
Marko Haramija, Jasna Peter-Katalinić
RATIONALE: Affinity mass spectrometry (AMS) is an emerging tool in the field of study of protein-carbohydrate complexes. However, experimental obstacles and data analysis is preventing faster integration of AMS methods in the field of glycosciences. Here we show how analysis of direct ESI-MS AMS data can be simplified for screening purposes, even for complex AMS spectra. METHODS: Direct ESI-MS assay was tested in this study, and binding data for the galectin-3C•lactose complex were analyzed using comprehensive and simplified data analysis approach...
August 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803478/biomimetic-bone-like-hydroxyapatite-by-mineralization-on-supramolecular-porous-fiber-networks
#10
Bo Li, Lei Kan, Xinyue Zhang, Jie Li, Ruiting Li, Qinyuan Gui, Dengli Qiu, Fei He, Ning Ma, Yapei Wang, Hao Wei
Hydroxyapatite (HA), the main inorganic component of bone tissue, is mineralized with collagen fibril scaffolds during bone formation. Inspired by the process, a self-assembled porous network architecture was designed and synthesized by using the 2-ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidone (UPy) modified glycerol molecule UPy-Gly, which was further utilized as a template for biomimetic mineralization. When incubated in simulated body fluid (SBF), the HA nucleus first formed in the holes of the template by the induction of hydroxyls on the surface, grew along the nanofibers, and fused with the template to fabricate hydroxyapatite composites (UPy-Gly/HA)...
August 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803458/neglect-and-aphasia-in-the-acute-phase-as-predictors-of-functional-outcome-seven-years-after-ischemic-stroke
#11
Joel Gerafi, Hans Samuelsson, Jo I Viken, Charlotte Blomgren, Lisbeth Claesson, Sakari Kallio, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Katarina Jood
BACKGROUND: Visuospatial inattention (VSI) and language impairment (LI) are often present early after stroke and associations with an unfavorable short-term functional outcome have been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a screening of VSI and of LI as indicators of cortical symptoms early after stroke could predict long-term functional outcomes. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of 375 ischemic stroke patients was assessed for the occurrence of VSI, in median, 7 days after admission (interquartile range 5 days) using Star Cancellation Test (SCT) and for LI (within the first 7 days) with the language item in the Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS)...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802620/modified-open-access-scheduling-for-new-patient-evaluations-at-an-academic-chronic-pain-clinic-increased-patient-access-to-care-but-did-not-materially-reduce-their-mean-cancellation-rate-a-retrospective-observational-study
#12
Eellan Sivanesan, David A Lubarsky, Chaturani T Ranasinghe, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Richard H Epstein
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if open-access scheduling would reduce the cancellation rate for new patient evaluations in a chronic pain clinic by at least 50%. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study using electronic health records. SETTING: Chronic pain clinic of an academic anesthesia department. PATIENTS: All patients scheduled for evaluation or follow-up appointments in the chronic pain clinic between April 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802420/dhs-osteosynthesis-with-internal-bone-grafting-in-unstable-delayed-presented-intracapsular-neck-femur-fractures
#13
Wasudeo M Gadegone, R M Chandak, Vijayanand R Lokhande
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess fracture union and complications following use of dynamic hip screw (DHS) with internal bone grafting in treatment of unstable delayed presented intracapsular neck femur fractures in patients younger than 65 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty two patients with displaced intracapsular neck femur fractures(Garden III and IV, Pauwels III, with comminution) with delayed presentation (15-60 days) in the 45-65 year age group (mean 54...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801781/acute-pain-crisis-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease-undergoing-ovarian-simulation-for-fertility-preservation-prior-to-curative-stem-cell-transplantation-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Michelle Matthews, Rebecca Pollack
PURPOSE: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a cure for sickle cell disease (SCD) but frequently results in permanent sterility. The complications associated with oocyte cryopreservation and risks of future pregnancy are increased in SCD patients. This case report discusses risk reduction strategies and includes a literature review of pregnancy after HSCT. CASE: A 23-year-old woman underwent ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation resulting in cancelation due to acute pain crisis...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801105/rectal-swab-screening-assays-of-public-health-importance-in-molecular-diagnostics-sample-adequacy-control
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Sanja Glisovic, Shaun Eintracht, Yves Longtin, Matthew Oughton, Ivan Brukner
Rectal swabs are routinely used by public health authorities to screen for multi-drug resistant enteric bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Screening sensitivity can be influenced by the quality of the swabbing, whether performed by the patient (self-swabbing) or a healthcare practitioner. One common exclusion criterion for rectal swabs is absence of "visible soiling" from fecal matter. In our institution, this criterion excludes almost 10% of rectal swabs received in the microbiology laboratory...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797570/genetic-variants-related-to-longer-telomere-length-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Mitchell J Machiela, Jonathan N Hofmann, Robert Carreras-Torres, Kevin M Brown, Mattias Johansson, Zhaoming Wang, Matthieu Foll, Peng Li, Nathaniel Rothman, Sharon A Savage, Valerie Gaborieau, James D McKay, Yuanqing Ye, Marc Henrion, Fiona Bruinsma, Susan Jordan, Gianluca Severi, Kristian Hveem, Lars J Vatten, Tony Fletcher, Kvetoslava Koppova, Susanna C Larsson, Alicja Wolk, Rosamonde E Banks, Peter J Selby, Douglas F Easton, Paul Pharoah, Gabriella Andreotti, Laura E Beane Freeman, Stella Koutros, Demetrius Albanes, Satu Mannisto, Stephanie Weinstein, Peter E Clark, Todd E Edwards, Loren Lipworth, Susan M Gapstur, Victoria L Stevens, Hallie Carol, Matthew L Freedman, Mark M Pomerantz, Eunyoung Cho, Peter Kraft, Mark A Preston, Kathryn M Wilson, J Michael Gaziano, Howard S Sesso, Amanda Black, Neal D Freedman, Wen-Yi Huang, John G Anema, Richard J Kahnoski, Brian R Lane, Sabrina L Noyes, David Petillo, Leandro M Colli, Joshua N Sampson, Celine Besse, Helene Blanche, Anne Boland, Laurie Burdette, Egor Prokhortchouk, Konstantin G Skryabin, Meredith Yeager, Mirjana Mijuskovic, Miodrag Ognjanovic, Lenka Foretova, Ivana Holcatova, Vladimir Janout, Dana Mates, Anush Mukeriya, Stefan Rascu, David Zaridze, Vladimir Bencko, Cezary Cybulski, Eleonora Fabianova, Viorel Jinga, Jolanta Lissowska, Jan Lubinski, Marie Navratilova, Peter Rudnai, Neonila Szeszenia-Dabrowska, Simone Benhamou, Geraldine Cancel-Tassin, Olivier Cussenot, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Federico Canzian, Eric J Duell, Börje Ljungberg, Raviprakash T Sitaram, Ulrike Peters, Emily White, Garnet L Anderson, Lisa Johnson, Juhua Luo, Julie Buring, I-Min Lee, Wong-Ho Chow, Lee E Moore, Christopher Wood, Timothy Eisen, James Larkin, Toni K Choueiri, G Mark Lathrop, Bin Tean Teh, Jean-Francois Deleuze, Xifeng Wu, Richard S Houlston, Paul Brennan, Stephen J Chanock, Ghislaine Scelo, Mark P Purdue
BACKGROUND: Relative telomere length in peripheral blood leukocytes has been evaluated as a potential biomarker for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk in several studies, with conflicting findings. OBJECTIVE: We performed an analysis of genetic variants associated with leukocyte telomere length to assess the relationship between telomere length and RCC risk using Mendelian randomization, an approach unaffected by biases from temporal variability and reverse causation that might have affected earlier investigations...
August 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797220/a-review-of-ultrasound-tissue-characterization-with-mean-scatterer-spacing
#17
Zhuhuang Zhou, Weiwei Wu, Shuicai Wu, Kebin Jia, Po-Hsiang Tsui
Tissues exhibiting quasi-periodic structures can be modeled as a collection of diffuse scatterers and coherent scatterers. The mean scatterer spacing (MSS) of coherent and quasi-periodic components is directly related to tissue microstructure and has become an important quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameter in the characterization of quasi-periodic tissues. In this paper, a review of the literature on the development of MSS as a QUS parameter was conducted. First, a unified theoretical background of MSS estimates was provided...
September 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796175/suppression-of-wnt-signaling-and-osteogenic-changes-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-eicosapentaenoic-acid
#18
Yukihiro Saito, Kazufumi Nakamura, Daiji Miura, Kei Yunoki, Toru Miyoshi, Masashi Yoshida, Norifumi Kawakita, Tomonari Kimura, Megumi Kondo, Toshihiro Sarashina, Satoshi Akagi, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
Vascular medial calcification is often observed in patients with arteriosclerosis. It is also associated with systolic hypertension, wide pulse pressure, and fluctuation of blood pressure, which results in cardiovascular events. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been shown to suppress vascular calcification in previous animal experiments. We investigated the inhibitory effects of EPA on Wnt signaling, which is one of the important signaling pathways involved in vascular calcification. Intake of food containing 5% EPA resulted in upregulation of the mRNA expression of Klotho, an intrinsic inhibitor of Wnt signaling, in the kidneys of wild-type mice...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795047/influence-of-the-insemination-method-on-the-outcomes-of-elective-blastocyst-culture
#19
Caizhu Wang, Guixue Feng, Bo Zhang, Jinhui Shu, Hong Zhou, Xianyou Gan, Ruoyun Lin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of the insemination method on the outcomes of elective blastocyst culture. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of elective blastocyst culture performed between January 2011 and December 2014. RESULTS: There were 2,003 cycles of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) and 336 cycles of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), including 25,652 and 4,164 embryos that underwent sequential blastocyst culture, respectively...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794434/protective-role-of-cellular-prion-protein-against-tnf%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-through-tace-%C3%AE-secretase
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Juliette Ezpeleta, François Boudet-Devaud, Mathéa Pietri, Anne Baudry, Vincent Baudouin, Aurélie Alleaume-Butaux, Nathalie Dagoneau, Odile Kellermann, Jean-Marie Launay, Benoit Schneider
Although cellular prion protein PrP(C) is well known for its implication in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, its functions remain elusive. Combining in vitro and in vivo approaches, we here show that PrP(C) displays the intrinsic capacity to protect neuronal cells from a pro-inflammatory TNFα noxious insult. Mechanistically, PrP(C) coupling to the NADPH oxidase-TACE α-secretase signaling pathway promotes TACE-mediated cleavage of transmembrane TNFα receptors (TNFRs) and the release of soluble TNFR, which limits the sensitivity of recipient cells to TNFα...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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