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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441688/magnetic-controlled-growing-rods-as-a-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-early-results-with-two-patients-erratum
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May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441680/magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-of-magnetically-controlled-growing-rods-in-an-in-vivo-animal-model
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Mehmet Eroglu, Gokhan Demirkiran, Ismail Aykut Kocyigit, Hasan Bilgili, Mehmet Burak Kaynar, Ali Bumin, Sadan Ozcan, Muharrem Yazici
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the interaction between magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGRs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Growing rod treatment through serial operations results in adverse effects on the patient and high treatment costs. MCGRs can be lengthened noninvasively in an outpatient setting and with lower treatment costs. When MRI investigation is required, the interaction between MCGRs and MRI is an issue of concern in patients with MCGRs...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437353/evaluation-of-the-modern-luque-trolley-construct-for-the-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-using-a-gliding-implant-in-an-immature-animal-model
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Jean A Ouellet, Catherine E Ferland, Karina Klein, Guillaume Racloz, Karina Klein, Henning Richter, Thomas Steffen, Brigitte von Rechenberg
STUDY DESIGN: This was an experimental animal study. OBJECTIVE: To determine biological compatibility, stability, and growth potential of the Trolley Gliding Vehicle (TGV) used in a novel surgical technique for guided spinal growth. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Current treatments for early-onset scoliosis maintaining spinal growth consist of posteriorly based spinal constructs requiring repetitive lengthening. Such interventions have a high rate of complications...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414681/what-can-erode-through-lungs-bone-and-skin
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J M Manalac, D Shankaranayanan, J Paul-Olivier, L Guidry, N R Sells
CASE: A 51 year old African American Man without significant past history presented with three weeks of persistent cough productive of copious yellow sputum. He denied fevers, chills, hemoptysis, dyspnea, weight or appetite changes, sick contacts, recent travel. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and appeared comfortable. He had decreased air entry of the left lower lobe with dullness to percussion. A 5x3 cm fluctuant mass was incidentally found on the left anterior chest wall at the level of the 11th rib with yellow expressible exudate at which time the patient reported a minor trauma sustained 3 weeks prior...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376819/the-therapeutic-characteristics-of-serial-casting-on-congenital-scoliosis-a-comparison-with-non-congenital-cases-from-a-single-center-experience
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Jun Cao, Xue-Jun Zhang, Ning Sun, Lin Sun, Dong Guo, Xin-Yu Qi, Yun-Song Bai, Bao-Sheng Sun
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic efficacy of serial casting on idiopathic scoliosis has been gradually documented. However, literatures on serial casting for congenital scoliosis (CS) remain extremely rare. This paper aimed to compare the treatment outcomes of serial casting between CS and non-CS patients to comprehensively evaluate the therapeutic characteristics of serial casting on CS patients. METHODS: A total of 23 early-onset scoliosis cases were included and divided into congenital scoliosis (CS, n = 8) and non-congenital group (non-CS, n = 15)...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
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Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348776/first-case-report-of-pulmonary-nocardiosis-caused-by-nocardia-mexicana
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Tomokazu Kuchibiro, Takeshi Ikeda, Hirotaka Nakanishi, Yukiko Morishita, Katsuyuki Houdai, Junko Ito, Tohru Gonoi
INTRODUCTION: Nocardia species usually cause opportunistic infections, and the frequency of these infections is increasing owing to the growing population of immunocompromised hosts. However, Nocardia species may sometimes cause an infection disease in immunocompetent hosts. Nocardia mexicana infections are the least common and are very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report the first case of a pulmonary infection with N. mexicana in a 61-year-old Japanese woman with a history of hyperlipidaemia and bronchiectasis and a 6-month history of non-productive hacking cough...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328741/sagittal-plane-parameters-in-growing-rod-patients-following-final-fusion
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Robert F Murphy, John B Emans, Michael Troy, Patricia E Miller, Michael T Hresko, Lawrence I Karlin, Daniel J Hedequist, Michael P Glotzbecker
Almost half of growing rod (GR) patients that undergo final fusion (FF) have an extension of instrumented levels. The purpose of this study was to review sagittal plane radiographic parameters of patients with distal extension of instrumented levels at FF to those whose levels remained the same. Radiographs were assessed preoperatively, after GR insertion/first lengthening, following GR treatment before FFs, and after FF. Measurements included sagittal balance, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and distal junction angle (DJA)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328563/patients-without-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-ionm-alerts-during-veptr-implantation-did-not-sustain-neurological-injury-during-subsequent-routine-expansions-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jaren LaGreca, Tara Flynn, Patrick J Cahill, Amer Samdani, Michael G Vitale, Ron El-Hawary, John T Smith, Jonathan H Phillips, John M Flynn, Michael Glotzbecker, Sumeet Garg
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of intraoperative neurological monitoring (IONM) alerts and neurological injury during vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) treatment and evaluate the utility of IONM during VEPTR expansion procedures in patients who have not previously had neurological injury or IONM alerts. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, VEPTR procedures and IONM records were reviewed at 17 institutions for patients treated with VEPTR from 2005 to 2011...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247778/plans-made-in-secrecy-and-met-with-fear
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Rod Thomson
[Figure: see text] It is difficult to argue against the basic concepts of NHS England's sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). Faced with growing demand for acute health and social care, evidence for concentrating treatment services in centres of excellence, and pressures on resources, the aim of developing a sustainable and effective NHS is understandable.
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244928/staged-growing-rods-with-preimplantation-of-spinal-anchors-for-complex-early-onset-scoliosis
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Jaime A Gomez, Alexandra Grzywna, Regina Hanstein, John B Emans, M Timothy Hresko, Daniel Hedequist, Lawrence I Karlin, Michael P Glotzbecker
BACKGROUND: Treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS) with growing rods (GR) can be challenging in patients with significant deformity, hyperkyphosis, or poor bone quality, due to risks of neurological deficit and hardware pull-out. The objective of this study is to report a series of EOS patients managed with a 2-stage GR technique used to minimize these complications. METHODS: Two-stage GR technique was performed in 8 patients at mean age of 5.4 (range, 3.4 to 7...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187066/learning-curve-in-monitoring-magnetically-controlled-growing-rod-distractions-with-ultrasound
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Jason P Y Cheung, Karen K L Yiu, Cora Bow, Prudence W H Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Kenneth M C Cheung
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a learning curve exists for ultrasound measurement of magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) distractions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: For patients managed by MCGRs, close monitoring of interval distraction length gains is important to determine whether the distractions are translating into actual spine growth. Radiographs are the criterion standard for measuring length gains, but ultrasound has been shown to be effective in monitoring distraction lengths without radiation exposure...
February 9, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186610/-progress-in-research-on-pathogenic-genes-and-gene-therapy-for-inherited-retinal-diseases
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Ling Zhu, Cong Cao, Jiji Sun, Tao Gao, Xiaoyang Liang, Zhipeng Nie, Yanchun Ji, Pingping Jiang, Minxin Guan
Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), including retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, Cone-Rod degenerations, inherited macular dystrophy, Leber's congenital amaurosis, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy are the most common and severe types of hereditary ocular diseases. So far more than 200 pathogenic genes have been identified. With the growing knowledge of the genetics and mechanisms of IRDs, a number of gene therapeutic strategies have been developed in the laboratory or even entered clinical trials. Here the progress of IRD research on the pathogenic genes and therapeutic strategies, particularly gene therapy, are reviewed...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169038/a-growing-need-hiv-education-in-long-term-care
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Kaitlin Siou, Maureen Mahan, Rod Cartagena, Soo Chan Carusone
As people living with HIV (PLHIV) age, knowledge of HIV and the associated care of those aging with HIV will become an increasingly important component of education for long-term care (LTC) providers. This descriptive study piloted two different approaches to distribute narrative-based HIV educational videos. Four LTC facilities were assigned to receive the videos to implement 'as usual' or to receive the videos in addition to blended learning sessions where the videos were shown with facilitated discussion with a nurse educator and a PLHIV...
February 3, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163823/draft-genome-sequence-of-type-strain-hbr26-t-and-description-of-rhizobium-aethiopicum-sp-nov
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Aregu Amsalu Aserse, Tanja Woyke, Nikos C Kyrpides, William B Whitman, Kristina Lindström
Rhizobium aethiopicum sp. nov. is a newly proposed species within the genus Rhizobium. This species includes six rhizobial strains; which were isolated from root nodules of the legume plant Phaseolus vulgaris growing in soils of Ethiopia. The species fixes nitrogen effectively in symbiosis with the host plant P. vulgaris, and is composed of aerobic, Gram-negative staining, rod-shaped bacteria. The genome of type strain HBR26(T) of R. aethiopicum sp. nov. was one of the rhizobial genomes sequenced as a part of the DOE JGI 2014 Genomic Encyclopedia project designed for soil and plant-associated and newly described type strains...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141504/luteitalea-pratensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-new-member-of-subdivision-6-acidobacteria-isolated-from-temperate-grassland-soil
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Selma Vieira, Maja Luckner, Gerhard Wanner, Jorg Overmann
Albeit being widespread and abundant in soils worldwide, bacteria of the phylum Acidobacteria have remained grossly understudied due to difficulties in their cultivation and isolation. To date only 48 species have been validly described, including a single member of the phylogenetically diverse Acidobacteria subdivision 6. Here, we report the polyphasic characterization of strain HEG_-6_39T, a new representative of Acidobacteria subdivision 6 isolated from a grassland soil in Thuringia, Germany. Cells of HEG_-6_39T are Gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore-forming, non-capsulated short rods that form small dark yellow colonies...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135405/the-potential-source-of-b-licheniformis-contamination-during-whey-protein-concentrate-80-manufacture
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Siti Norbaizura Md Zain, Rod Bennett, Steve Flint
The objective of this study was to determine the possible source of predominant Bacillus licheniformis contamination in a whey protein concentrate (WPC) 80 manufacturing plant. Traditionally, microbial contaminants of WPC were believed to grow on the membrane surfaces of the ultrafiltration plant as this represents the largest surface area in the plant. Changes from hot to cold ultrafiltration have reduced the growth potential for bacteria on the membrane surfaces. Our recent studies of WPCs have shown the predominant microflora B...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131039/bioleaching-of-electronic-waste-using-bacteria-isolated-from-the-marine-sponge-hymeniacidon-heliophila-porifera
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Enrique E Rozas, Maria A Mendes, Claudio A O Nascimento, Denise C R Espinosa, Renato Oliveira, Guilherme Oliveira, Marcio R Custodio
The bacteria isolated from Hymeniacidon heliophila sponge cells showed bioleaching activity. The most active strain, Hyhel-1, identified as Bacillus sp., was selected for bioleaching tests under two different temperatures, 30°C and 40°C, showing rod-shaped cells and filamentous growth, respectively. At 30°C, the bacteria secreted substances which linked to the leached copper, and at 40°C metallic nanoparticles were produced inside the cells. In addition, infrared analysis detected COOH groups and linear peptides in the tested bacteria at both temperatures...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126050/rhodanobacter-rhizosphaerae-sp-nov-isolated-from-soil-of-ginseng-rhizosphere
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Geon-Yeong Cho, Jae-Chan Lee, Kyung-Sook Whang
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-motile, non-spore-forming, yellow and rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain CR164T, was isolated from the rhizosphere soil of a ginseng field at Geumsan in Korea. Strain CR164T grew between 15 and 37 °C (optimal growth at 28 °C), between pH 6.0 and 9.0 (optimal growth at pH 7.0) and at salinities of 0-1.0 % (w/v) NaCl, growing optimally in the absence of NaCl. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain CR164T belongs to the genus Rhodanobacter, showing the highest sequence similarity to Rhodanobacter caeni MJ01T (98...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126039/rhizobium-arenae-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-sand-of-desert-mu-us-china
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Shengnan Zhang, Shanshan Yang, Wei Chen, Yong Chen, Mingjuan Zhang, Xinai Zhou, Guohua Fan, Fu Ying Feng
A Gram-strain-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium, designated MIM27T, was isolated from the sand of Desert Mu Us, China. The strain could grow at 4-45 °C (optimum, 37 °C), at pH 6.5-9.0 (optimum, 8.0) and in the presence of 0-3 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 0 %). Phylogenetic analysis on 16S rRNA gene sequence demonstrated that the strain was belonged to the genus Rhizobium, with the highest similarity (96.5 %) to Rhizobium pakistanensis BN-19T. Analysis of nitrogen fixation gene nifH and three housekeeping gene sequences of recA, atpD and glnII were also showed that strain MIM27T was mostly related to the recognized species of the genus Rhizobium but the similarities were low ( 90...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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