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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941363/maintenance-of-distal-intestinal-structure-in-the-face-of-prolonged-fasting-a-comparative-examination-of-species-from-five-vertebrate-classes
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Marshall D McCue, Celeste A Passement, David K Meyerholz
It was recently shown that fasting alters the composition of microbial communities residing in the distal intestinal tract of animals representing five classes of vertebrates [i.e., fishes (tilapia), amphibians (toads), reptiles (leopard geckos), birds (quail), and mammals (mice)]. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that the extent of tissue reorganization in the fasted distal intestine was correlated with the observed changes in enteric microbial diversity. Segments of intestine adjacent to those used for the microbiota study were examined histologically to quantify cross-sectional and mucosal surface areas as well as thicknesses of mucosa, submucosa, and tunica muscularis...
September 23, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938147/development-of-an-experimental-model-of-burst-fracture-with-damage-characterization-of-the-vertebral-bodies-under-dynamic-conditions
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A Germaneau, T Vendeuvre, M Saget, P Doumalin, J C Dupré, F Brémand, F Hesser, C Brèque, P Maxy, M Roulaud, O Monlezun, P Rigoard
BACKGROUND: Burst fractures represent a significant proportion of fractures of the thoracolumbar junction. The recent advent of minimally invasive techniques has revolutionized the surgical treatment of this type of fracture. However mechanical behaviour and primary stability offered by these solutions have to be proved from experimental validation tests on cadaveric specimens. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop an original and reproducible model of burst fracture under dynamic impact...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938108/cervical-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-symptomatic-adjacent-segment-disease-after-anterior-cervical-fusion-surgery-review-of-treatment-in-41-patients
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Sang-Bok Lee, Kyoung-Suok Cho
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and cervical total disc replacement (CTDR) as revision surgeries for symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) in cases with previous ACDF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 41 patients with previous cervical fusion surgery underwent ACDF or CTDR for symptomatic ASD. Twenty-two patients in the ACDF group underwent 26 ACDFs, and 19 patients in the CTDR group underwent 25 arthroplasties for symptomatic ASD...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937458/transpedicular-corpectomy-and-cage-placement-in-the-treatment-of-traumatic-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Martin H Pham, Alexander Tuchman, Thomas C Chen, Frank L Acosta, Patrick C Hsieh, John C Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To review the feasibility of a posterior-only approach for instrumented reconstruction in lumbar burst fractures. BACKGROUND: Burst fractures of the lumbar spine have been treated through a variety of techniques, including anterior, posterior, or combined approaches. Here we review series of patients undergoing posterior-only transpedicular corpectomy with instrumented fusion for traumatic lumbar burst fracture...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937328/biomechanical-effects-of-hybrid-stabilization-on-the-risk-of-proximal-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-lumbar-spinal-fusion-using-an-interspinous-device-or-a-pedicle-screw-based-dynamic-fixator
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Chang-Hyun Lee, Young Eun Kim, Hak Joong Lee, Dong Gyu Kim, Chi Heon Kim
OBJECTIVE Pedicle screw-rod-based hybrid stabilization (PH) and interspinous device-based hybrid stabilization (IH) have been proposed to prevent adjacent-segment degeneration (ASD) and their effectiveness has been reported. However, a comparative study based on sound biomechanical proof has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical effects of IH and PH on the transition and adjacent segments. METHODS A validated finite element model of the normal lumbosacral spine was used...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936559/posterior-column-reconstruction-improves-fusion-rates-at-the-level-of-osteotomy-in-three-column-posterior-based-osteotomies
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Stephen J Lewis, Chandan Mohanty, Aaron M Gazendam, So Kato, Sam G Keshen, Noah D Lewis, Sofia P Magana, David Perlmutter, Jennifer Cape
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of pseudarthrosis at the osteotomy site after three-column spinal osteotomies (3-COs) with posterior column reconstruction. METHODS: 82 consecutive adult 3-COs (66 patients) with a minimum of 2-year follow-up were retrospectively reviewed. All cases underwent posterior 3-COs with two-rod constructs. The inferior facets of the proximal level were reduced to the superior facets of the distal level. If that was not possible, a structural piece of bone graft either from the local resection or a local rib was slotted in the posterior column defect to re-establish continual structural posterior bone across the lateral margins of the resection...
September 21, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934543/long-term-results-of-intercalary-endoprosthetic-short-segment-fixation-following-extended-diaphysectomy
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Nicholas S Tedesco, Alexandra L Van Horn, Robert M Henshaw
Intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction following diaphyseal resection of osseous tumors offers functional advantages through preservation of native joints adjacent to the resected defect. Use of such implants is restricted by the amount of bone available for stem fixation adjacent to the defect. This study aimed to determine whether short osseous segment fixation with acceptable outcomes and complication rate can be reliably achieved with a customized intercalary endoprosthesis following extended diaphysectomy...
September 21, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927347/impact-of-spinal-rod-stiffness-on-porcine-lumbar-biomechanics-finite-element-model-validation-and-parametric-study
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Martin Brummund, Vladimir Brailovski, Yvan Petit, Yann Facchinello, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
A three-dimensional finite element model of the porcine lumbar spine (L1-L6) was used to assess the effect of spinal rod stiffness on lumbar biomechanics. The model was validated through a comparison with in vitro measurements performed on six porcine spine specimens. The validation metrics employed included intervertebral rotations and the nucleus pressure in the first instrumented intervertebral disc. The numerical results obtained suggest that rod stiffness values as low as 0.1 GPa are required to reduce the mobility gradient between the adjacent and instrumented segments and the nucleus pressures across the porcine lumbar spine significantly...
September 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921913/high-resolution-imaging-of-muscle-attachment-structures-in-c-elegans
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Hiroshi Qadota, Yohei Matsunaga, Ken C Q Nguyen, Alexa Mattheyses, David H Hall, Guy M Benian
We used structured illumination microscopy (SIM) to obtain super-resolution images of muscle attachment structures in C. elegans striated muscle. SIM imaging of M-line components revealed two patterns: PAT-3 (β-integrin) and proteins that interact in a complex with the cytoplasmic tail of β-integrin and localize to the basal muscle cell membrane (UNC-112 (kindlin), PAT-4 (ILK), UNC-97 (PINCH), PAT-6 (α-parvin) and UNC-95), are found in discrete, angled segments with gaps. In contrast, proteins localized throughout the depth of the M-line (UNC-89 (obscurin) and UNC-98) are imaged as continuous lines...
September 16, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920901/joint-graph-layouts-for-visualizing-collections-of-segmented-meshes
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Jing Ren, Jens Schneider, Maks Ovsjanikov, Peter Wonka
We present a novel and efficient approach for computing joint graph layouts and then use it to visualize collections of segmented meshes. Our joint graph layout algorithm takes as input the adjacency matrices for a set of graphs along with partial, possibly soft, correspondences between nodes of different graphs. We then use a two stage procedure, where in the first step, we extend spectral graph drawing to include a consistency term so that a collection of graphs can be handled jointly. Our second step extends metric multi-dimensional scaling with stress majorization to the joint layout setting, while using the output of the spectral approach as initialization...
September 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920557/automated-microspect-microct-image-analysis-of-the-mouse-thyroid-gland
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Peng Cheng, Brynn Hollingsworth, Daniel Scarberry, Daniel Hueng-Yuan Shen, Kimerly Powell, Sean C Smart, John Beech, Xiaochao Sheng, Lawrence S Kirschner, Chia-Hsiang Menq, Sissy M Jhiang
<b>Background:</b> The ability of thyroid follicular cells to take up iodine enables the use of radioactive iodine (RAI) for imaging and targeted killing of RAI-avid thyroid cancer following thyroidectomy. To facilitate identifying novel strategies to improve <sup>131</sup>I therapeutic efficacy for patients with RAI refractory disease, it is desired to optimize image acquisition and analysis for preclinical mouse models of thyroid cancer. <b>Methods:</b> A customized mouse cradle was designed and used for microSPECT/CT image acquisition at 1 hour (t1) and 24 hours (t24) post-injection of <sup>123</sup>I, which mainly reflect RAI influx/efflux equilibrium and RAI retention in the thyroid, respectively...
September 16, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920025/a-rare-case-of-thoracoschisis
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Jamie Harris, Yanmin Zhang, Saurabh Patel, Benjamin Dille, Steven Garzon, Justin H Lee, Bill Chiu
A term male baby, after delivery, was found to have a 3-centimeter beefy-red mass protruding from the left chest wall, adjacent to the left nipple. Radiological imaging suggested it's origin from the left lateral liver segment. A diagnostic laparoscopy confirmed the isolated connection to the liver, elevated left hemidiaphragm, and protrusion between the ribs. The mass was excised using electrocautery, and pathologic examination showed normal liver tissue.
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914866/-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-posterior-transclival-approach-to-tumors-of-the-clival-region-and-ventral-posterior-cranial-fossa-part-1-topographic-and-anatomical-features-of-the-clivus-and-adjacent-structures
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A N Shkarubo, K V Koval', G F Dobrovol'skiy, M A Shkarubo, V V Karnaukhov, B A Kadashev, D N Andreev, I V Chernov, O A Gadzhieva, O Yu Aleshkina, E A Anisimova, P L Kalinin, M A Kutin, D V Fomichev, O I Sharipov, D B Ismailov, E S Selivanov
OBJECTIVE: to describe the main topographic and anatomical features of the clival region and its adjacent structures for improvement and optimization of the extended endoscopic endonasal posterior (transclival) approach for resection of tumors of the clival region and ventral posterior cranial fossa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a craniometric study of 125 human skulls and a topographic anatomical study of heads of 25 cadavers, the arterial and venous bed of which was stained with colored silicone (the staining technique was developed by the authors) to visualize bed features and individual variability...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912068/angiogenic-imbalance-and-diminished-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-underlie-regional-decreases-in-uteroplacental-vascularization-and-feto-placental-growth-in-hypertensive-pregnancy
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Carlos A Dias-Junior, Juanjuan Chen, Ning Cui, Charles L Chiang, Minglin Zhu, Zongli Ren, Jose S Possomato-Vieira, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is a form of hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) with unclear mechanism. Generalized reduction of uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP) could be an initiating event leading to uteroplacental ischemia, angiogenic imbalance, and HTN-Preg. Additional regional differences in uteroplacental blood flow could further affect the pregnancy outcome and increase the risk of preeclampsia in twin or multiple pregnancy, but the mechanisms involved are unclear. To test the hypothesis that regional differences in angiogenic balance and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) underlie regional uteroplacental vascularization and feto-placental development, we compared fetal and placental growth, and placental and myoendometrial vascularization in the proximal, middle and distal regions of the uterus (in relation to the iliac bifurcation) in normal pregnant (Preg) and RUPP rats...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910760/structure-prediction-for-gland-segmentation-with-hand-crafted-and-deep-convolutional-features
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Siyamalan Manivannan, Wenqi Li, Jianguo Zhang, Emanuele Trucco, Stephen McKenna
We present a novel method to segment instances of glandular structures from colon histopathology images. We use a structure learning approach which represents local spatial configurations of class labels, capturing structural information normally ignored by sliding-window methods. This allows us to reveal different spatial structures of pixel labels (e.g., locations between adjacent glands, or far from glands), and to identify correctly neighbouring glandular structures as separate instances. Exemplars of label structures are obtained via clustering and used to train support vector machine classifiers...
September 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910701/biomechanical-analysis-of-lumbar-decompression-surgery-in-relation-to-degenerative-changes-in-the-lumbar-spine-validated-finite-element-analysis
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Quan You Li, Ho-Joong Kim, Juhyun Son, Kyoung-Tak Kang, Bong-Soon Chang, Choon-Ki Lee, Hyun Sik Seok, Jin S Yeom
BACKGROUND: There are no studies about the biomechanical analysis of lumbar decompression surgery in relation to degenerative changes of the lumbar spine. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare, by using finite element (FE) analysis, the biomechanical changes of the lumbar spine in terms of annulus stress and nucleus pressure after two different kinds of lumbar decompression surgery in relation to disc degenerative changes. METHODS: The validated intact and degenerated FE models (L2-5) were used in this study...
September 6, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901573/validation-of-a-novel-cartoseg%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-for-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hasan Imanli, Shaun Bhatty, Jean Jeudy, Yousra Ghzally, Kiddy Ume, Rama Vunnam, Refael Itah, Mati Amit, John Duell, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm M Dickfeld
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of left atrial (LA) anatomy using image integration modules has been associated with decreased radiation exposure and improved procedural outcome when used for guidance of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We evaluated the CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module (Biosense Webster, Inc.) that offers a new CT-specific semi-automatic reconstruction of the atrial endocardium. METHODS: The CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module software was assessed prospectively in 80 patients undergoing AF ablation...
September 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894375/impact-of-t1-slope-on-surgical-and-adjacent-segment-degeneration-after-bryan-cervical-disc-arthroplasty
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Peng Yang, Yongqian Li, Jia Li, Yong Shen
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study investigated an association between preoperative T1 slope and surgical and adjacent segment degeneration (SASD) after Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty (BCDA) in patients with cervical degenerative disc disease. METHODS: Based on preoperative standing lateral radiographs, 90 patients were classified according to T1 slope that was higher or lower than the 50th percentile (high T1 or low T1, 28 and 62 patients, respectively). Patients were also classified as SASD or non-SASD (38 and 52 patients, respectively) determined by radiographs at final follow-up...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893907/compositional-and-expression-analyses-of-the-glideosome-during-the-plasmodium-life-cycle-reveal-an-additional-myosin-light-chain-required-for-maximum-motility
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Judith L Green, Richard J Wall, Juha Vahokoski, Noor A Yusuf, Mohd A Mohd Ridzuan, Rebecca R Stanway, Jessica Stock, Ellen Knuepfer, Declan Brady, Stephen R Martin, Steven A Howell, Isa P Pires, Robert W Moon, Justin E Molloy, Inari Kursula, Rita Tewari, Anthony A Holder
Myosin A (MyoA) is a Class XIV myosin implicated in gliding motility and host cell and tissue invasion by malaria parasites. MyoA is part of a membrane-associated protein complex called the glideosome, which is essential for parasite motility and includes the MyoA light chain MTIP, and several glideosome-associated proteins (GAPs). However, most studies of MyoA have focused on single stages of the parasite life cycle. We examined MyoA expression throughout the Plasmodium berghei life cycle in both mammalian and insect hosts...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891472/characteristics-of-extension-and-de-novo-recurrent-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Anthony Main, Andrew Starovoytov, Amir Sabbaghan, Eve Aymong, G B John Mancini, Jacqueline Saw
AIMS: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an under-recognized and important cause of myocardial infarction in young women. Recurrent SCAD is frequent but poorly understood. We aim to explore the clinical and angiographic characteristics, and outcomes of recurrent SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with SCAD extension or recurrence prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital were included in this retrospective study. SCAD diagnosis was confirmed by 2 experienced cardiologists...
September 12, 2017: EuroIntervention
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