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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212452/bone-to-implant-contact-and-new-bone-formation-within-human-freeze-dried-bone-blocks-grafted-over-rabbit-calvaria
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Zvi Artzi, Karen Anavi-Lev, Avital Kozlovsky, Liat Chaushu, Frank Schwarz, Haim Tal
PURPOSE: To assess the extent of osseointegration with rough-surface implants and new bone formation (NBF) within human freeze-dried bone blocks (h-FDB) grafted over rabbit calvaria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 rectangular h-FDB blocks were stabilized bilaterally to the calvaria of nine New Zealand rabbits by two mini titanium screws each. A total of 18 rough-surface implants (5.0 × 6.0-mm) were placed, 9 simultaneously (immediate placement [IP]) on one side and 9 at 3 months after block grafting (delayed placement [DP]) on the contralateral side...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211093/gsskat-rapid-gene-set-analysis-and-multiple-testing-correction-for-rare-variant-association-studies-using-weighted-linear-kernels
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Nicholas B Larson, Shannon McDonnell, Lisa Cannon Albright, Craig Teerlink, Janet Stanford, Elaine A Ostrander, William B Isaacs, Jianfeng Xu, Kathleen A Cooney, Ethan Lange, Johanna Schleutker, John D Carpten, Isaac Powell, Joan E Bailey-Wilson, Olivier Cussenot, Geraldine Cancel-Tassin, Graham G Giles, Robert J MacInnis, Christiane Maier, Alice S Whittemore, Chih-Lin Hsieh, Fredrik Wiklund, William J Catolona, William Foulkes, Diptasri Mandal, Rosalind Eeles, Zsofia Kote-Jarai, Michael J Ackerman, Timothy M Olson, Christopher J Klein, Stephen N Thibodeau, Daniel J Schaid
Next-generation sequencing technologies have afforded unprecedented characterization of low-frequency and rare genetic variation. Due to low power for single-variant testing, aggregative methods are commonly used to combine observed rare variation within a single gene. Causal variation may also aggregate across multiple genes within relevant biomolecular pathways. Kernel-machine regression and adaptive testing methods for aggregative rare-variant association testing have been demonstrated to be powerful approaches for pathway-level analysis, although these methods tend to be computationally intensive at high-variant dimensionality and require access to complete data...
February 16, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210819/evidence-for-instructions-based-updating-of-task-set-representations-the-informed-fadeout-effect
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Maayan Pereg, Nachshon Meiran
The cognitive system can be updated rapidly and efficiently to maximize performance in cognitive tasks. This paper used a task-switching task to explore updating at the level of the plausible task-sets held for future performance. Previous research suggested a "fadeout effect", performance improvement when moving from task-switching context to single-task context, yet this effect could reflect passive learning rather than intentional control. In a novel "informed fadeout paradigm", one of two tasks was canceled for a certain number of trials and participants were informed or uninformed regarding task cancelation...
February 16, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208578/role-of-cortico-cancellous-heterologous-bone-in-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cell-xeno-free-culture-studied-by-synchrotron-radiation-phase-contrast-microtomography
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Serena Mazzoni, Sara Mohammadi, Giuliana Tromba, Francesca Diomede, Adriano Piattelli, Oriana Trubiani, Alessandra Giuliani
This study was designed to quantitatively demonstrate via three-dimensional (3D) images, through the Synchrotron Radiation Phase-Contrast Microtomography (SR-PhC-MicroCT), the osteoinductive properties of a cortico-cancellous scaffold (Osteobiol Dual Block-DB) cultured with human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) in xeno-free media. In vitro cultures of hPDLSCs, obtained from alveolar crest and horizontal fibers of the periodontal ligament, were seeded onto DB scaffolds and cultured in xeno-free media for three weeks...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208351/effects-of-burstiness-on-the-air-transportation-system
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Hidetaka Ito, Katsuhiro Nishinari
The effects of burstiness in complex networks have received considerable attention. In particular, the effects on temporal distance and delays in the air transportation system are significant owing to their huge impact on our society. Therefore, in this paper, the temporal distance of empirical U.S. flight schedule data is compared with that of regularized data without burstiness to analyze the effects of burstiness. The temporal distance is calculated by a graph analysis method considering flight delays, missed connections, flight cancellations, and congestion...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208323/upper-and-lower-critical-decay-exponents-of-ising-ferromagnets-with-long-range-interaction
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Toshiki Horita, Hidemaro Suwa, Synge Todo
We investigate the universality class of the finite-temperature phase transition of the two-dimensional Ising model with the algebraically decaying ferromagnetic long-range interaction, J_{ij}=|r[over ⃗]_{i}-r[over ⃗]_{j}|^{-(d+σ)}, where d (=2) is the dimension of the system and σ is the decay exponent, by means of the order-N cluster-algorithm Monte Carlo method. In particular, we focus on the upper and lower critical decay exponents, the boundaries between the mean-field-universality, intermediate, and short-range-universality regimes...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207735/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-inhibits-mir-17-5p-to-regulate-osteogenic-differentiation-and-proliferation-in-non-traumatic-osteonecrosis-of-femoral-head
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Biaofang Wei, Wei Wei, Baoxiang Zhao, Xiaxia Guo, Song Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The biological functions of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have been widely identified in many human diseases. In the present study, the relationship between long non-coding RNA HOTAIR and microRNA-17-5p (miR-17-5p) and their roles in osteogenic differentiation and proliferation in non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) were investigated. METHODS: The expression levels of HOTAIR and miR-17-5p in the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from patients with non-traumatic ONFH and osteoarthritis (OA) were examined by real-time PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207619/iliac-crest-regeneration-a-retrospective-study-of-14-years-of-follow-up
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Anastasios Christodoulou, Achilleas Boutsiadis, Evangellos Christodoulou, Petros Antonarakos, Panagiotis Givissis, Ippokratis Hatzokos
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the healing process of the ilium after being used as a bone graft donor site in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac crest bone grafts have been proven to be the most reliable means for solid fusion in spine surgery. Nevertheless, few reports in the literature describe the ability of the iliac crest to regenerate...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207392/temperature-compensation-of-silicon-lam%C3%A3-resonators-using-etch-holes-theory-and-design-methodology
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Luca Luschi, Giuseppe Iannaccone, Francesco Pieri
We present a new approach to the temperature compensation of MEMS Lamé resonators, based on the combined effect of the doping concentration and of the geometry of etch holes on the equivalent temperature coefficients of silicon. To this purpose, we develop and validate an analytical model which describes the effect of etch holes on the temperature stability of Lamé resonators through comparison with experiments available in the literature and FEM simulations. We show that two interesting regions of the design space for Lamé resonators exist, where a cancellation of the first-order temperature coefficient of the resonance frequency is possible: [100]-oriented silicon with n-doping of 2...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205279/cancelled-procedures-in-the-english-nhs-evidence-from-the-2010-tariff-reform
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Graham Cookson, Simon Jones, Ioannis Laliotis
This paper explores the role of incentives in the English National Health Service. Until financial year 2009/2010, elective procedures that were cancelled after admission received a fixed reimbursement associated with a specific healthcare resource group code. We investigate whether this induced trusts to admit and then cancel, rather than cancel before admission and/or to cancel low fee over high fee work. As the tariff was ended in April 2010, we conduct an interrupted time series analysis to examine if their behaviour was affected after the tariff removal...
February 16, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202207/catastrophic-varus-collapse-of-the-tibia-in-obese-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas K Fehring, Keith A Fehring, Lucas A Anderson, Jesse E Otero, Bryan D Springer
BACKGROUND: Mechanical complications have been underemphasized in reports on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in obese patients. Noticing an increased prevalence of varus collapse of the tibia in obese total knee patients, we sought to determine if variability in proximal tibial cancellous bone strength played a role in failure. We attempted to define a cancellous threshold above which alternative methods of fixation should be used. METHODS: One thousand one hundred six revision TKAs from 2004-2014 identified 35 patients with varus collapse of the tibia, defined as a change in component position of >10°...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199936/the-longitudinal-split-technique-for-narrow-canal-tibia-in-a-case-of-distal-femur-replacement-for-osteosarcoma
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Toru Akiyama, Shotaro Kanda, Kazuo Saita
INTRODUCTION: There are currently no available prostheses that can be used for extremely small femurs or tibias of adult patients in countries where allograft is unavailable. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 17-year-old girl requiring special limb salvage technique for distal femur reconstruction following resection of malignant tumor. This technique was needed because of a very narrow canal of the tibia. We split bilateral tibial cortices longitudinally with osteotomies to enlarge tibial canal enough to insert conventional endoprosthesis...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199126/singularity-correction-for-long-range-corrected-density-functional-theory-with-plane-wave-basis-sets
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Yukio Kawashima, Kimihiko Hirao
We introduced two methods to correct the singularity in the calculation of long-range HF exchange for long-range corrected density functional theory (LC-DFT) calculations in plane-wave basis sets. The first method introduces an auxiliary function to cancel out the singularity. The second method introduces a truncated long-range Coulomb potential, which has no singularity. We assessed the introduced methods using the LC-BLYP functional by applying it to isolated systems of naphthalene and pyridine. We first compared the total energies and the HOMO energies of the singularity-corrected and uncorrected calculations and confirmed that singularity correction is essential for LC-DFT calculations using plane-wave basis sets...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198841/optical-neutrality-invisibility-without-cloaking
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Reed Hodges, Cleon Dean, Maxim Durach
We show that it is possible to design an invisible wavelength-sized metal-dielectric metamaterial object without evoking cloaking. Our approach is an extension of the neutral inclusion concept by Zhou and Hu [Phys. Rev. E74, 026607 (2006)PLEEE81063-651X10.1103/PhysRevE.74.026607] to Mie scatterers. We demonstrate that an increase of metal fraction in the metamaterial leads to a transition from dielectric-like to metal-like scattering, which proceeds through invisibility or optical neutrality of the scatterer...
February 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197822/enhanced-repair-of-segmental-bone-defects-in-rabbit-radius-by-porous-tantalum-scaffolds-modified-with-the-rgd-peptide
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Hui Wang, Qijia Li, Qian Wang, Hui Zhang, Wei Shi, Hongquan Gan, Huiping Song, Zhiqiang Wang
Fast and stable repair of segmental bone defects remains a challenge for clinical orthopedic surgery. In recent years, porous tantalum has been widely applied in clinical orthopedics for low modulus of elasticity, with three-dimensional microstructures similar to cancellous bone and excellent biocompatibility. To further improve bone the repairing ability of porous tantalum, the cyclo(-RGDfK-) peptide was coated on the surface of porous tantalum scaffolds. A model of 15 mm segmental defect was made at the midshaft of right radius in New Zealand White rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196704/toll-like-receptor-4-antagonist-tak-242-inhibits-autoinflammatory-symptoms-in-ditra
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Akitaka Shibata, Kazumitsu Sugiura, Yasuhide Furuta, Yoshiko Mukumoto, Osamu Kaminuma, Masashi Akiyama
BACKGROUND: IL36RN encodes the IL-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36Ra), and loss-of-function mutations in IL36RN define a recessively inherited autoinflammatory disease named "deficiency of IL-36Ra" (DITRA). DITRA causes systemic autoinflammatory diseases, including generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), an occasionally life-threatening disease that is characterized by widespread sterile pustules on the skin, fever and other systemic symptoms. GPP can present at any age, and provocative factors include various infections, medicines and pregnancy...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196162/the-use-of-recombinant-human-platelet-derived-growth-factor-for-maxillary-sinus-augmentation
#17
Atsushi Kubota, Hector Sarmiento, Mohammed Saad Alqahtani, Arturo Llobell, Joseph P Fiorellini
The maxillary sinus augmentation procedure has become a predictable treatment to regenerate bone for implant placement. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor BB (rhPDGF-BB) combined with a deproteinized cancellous bovine bone graft for sinus augmentation. The lateral window approach was used for maxillary sinuses with minimal residual bone. After a healing period of 4 months, dental implants were placed and then restored following a 2-month osseointegration period...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195193/quantum-memristors-with-superconducting-circuits
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J Salmilehto, F Deppe, M Di Ventra, M Sanz, E Solano
Memristors are resistive elements retaining information of their past dynamics. They have garnered substantial interest due to their potential for representing a paradigm change in electronics, information processing and unconventional computing. Given the advent of quantum technologies, a design for a quantum memristor with superconducting circuits may be envisaged. Along these lines, we introduce such a quantum device whose memristive behavior arises from quasiparticle-induced tunneling when supercurrents are cancelled...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194480/evaluation-of-bone-mineral-density-and-microarchitectural-parameters-by-dxa-and-hr-pqct-in-37-children-and-adults-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemic-rickets
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G P Colares Neto, R M R Pereira, J C Alvarenga, L Takayama, M F A Funari, R M Martin
: In X-linked hypophosphatemic (XLH) rickets, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measurements must be analyzed with caution. High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) analysis suggested that XLH primarily affects the cancellous compartment, with the tibia more affected than the radius. Effective treatment of XLH appears to positively affect bone mineralization, mainly in the bone cortex. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) and microarchitecture in 37 patients (13 children and 24 adults) with XLH confirmed by PHEX mutations from a tertiary center compared to healthy controls...
February 13, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193049/contribution-of-eigenmobility-shifts-to-the-separation-of-peptides-in-capillary-electrophoresis-with-aqueous-acetonitrile-background-electrolytes
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Chadin Kulsing, Reinhard I Boysen, Milton T W Hearn
In this investigation, the mobility of system eigenpeaks in capillary electrophoresis (CE) was experimentally found to decrease when the background electrolyte (BGE) contained higher percentages of acetonitrile. In order to explain this observation, the effects of changes in the pH and ionic strength of the BGE on the pKa and actual mobility of each constituent in the system were determined, and the results evaluated in terms of their theoretical basis. Utilizing the derived values of each of these parameters, the software Peakmaster was then applied to simulate the eigenpeak mobility...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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