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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455730/knee-abduction-affects-greater-magnitude-of-change-in-acl-and-mcl-strains-than-matched-internal-tibial-rotation-in-vitro
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Nathaniel A Bates, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures incur over USD 2 billion in annual medical costs and prevention has become a topic of interest in biomechanics. However, literature conflicts persist over how knee rotations contribute to ACL strain and ligament injury. To maximize the efficacy of ACL injury prevention, the effects of underlying mechanics need to be better understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We applied robotically controlled, in vivo-derived kinematic stimuli to the knee to assess ligament biomechanics in a cadaver model...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455665/cross-coupling-vestibular-stimulation-motion-sickness-and-the-vestibulo-sympathetic-reflex
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Fausto Romano, Nicoletta Caramia, Dominik Straumann, Eugene Nalivaiko, Giovanni Bertolini
Motion sickness is associated with a variety of autonomic symptoms, presumably due to proximity or functional interconnectivity between the autonomic centers in the brainstem and the vestibular system. A direct influence of the vestibular system on cardiovascular variables, defined as the vestibulo-sympathetic reflex, has been reported previously. Our aim was to investigate the sudomotor components of the autonomic responses associated with motion sickness during passive cross-coupling stimulation ("roll while rotating")...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455633/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-myocardial-mechanics-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-the-patients-with-different-graded-coronary-artery-stenosis
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Lin Li, Ping-Yang Zhang, Hong Ran, Jing Dong, Ling-Ling Fang, Qian-Shan Ding
To investigate the relationship between left ventricular (LV) myocardial mechanics evaluated by three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) and degree of coronary artery stenosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Ninety-seven suspected CAD patients without LV regional wall motion abnormality (RWMA) observed visually form traditional echocardiography were divided into four groups according to coronary artery angiography (CAG): 23 patients in slight stenosis group [stenosis rate (SR) ≤25%], 26 patients in mild stenosis group (25< SR ≤50%), 28 patients in moderate stenosis group (50< SR ≤75%), and 20 patients in severe stenosis group (SR >75%)...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454998/finite-element-analysis-of-the-biomechanical-effects-of-3-posterolateral-corner-reconstruction-techniques-for-the-knee-joint
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Kyoung-Tak Kang, Yong-Gon Koh, Juhyun Son, Sung-Jae Kim, Sungryul Choi, Moonki Jung, Sung-Hwan Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the forces exerted on the cruciate ligaments and the contact stresses on the tibiofemoral (TF) and patellofemoral (PF) joints with respect to 3 different tibial- and fibular-based posterolateral corner (PLC) reconstructions under dynamic loading conditions. METHODS: A subject-specific finite element knee model was developed by using 3-dimensional anatomic data from motion captures in gait and squat activities, including in vivo knee joint kinematics and muscle forces for the single subject...
April 25, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454997/retrospective-comparative-analysis-of-elbow-arthroscopy-used-to-treat-primary-osteoarthritis-with-and-without-release-of-the-posterior-band-of-the-medial-collateral-ligament
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Se Jin Kim, Jeong Woo Kim, Sung Hyun Lee, Ji Woong Choi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes of arthroscopic debridement arthroplasty with the release of the posterior band of the medial collateral ligament in patients with primary osteoarthritis. METHODS: We evaluated 43 patients treated with arthroscopic debridement arthroplasty for elbow osteoarthritis from February 2006 to February 2014. In group A (n = 19), the posterior band of the medial collateral ligament was released, and in group B (n = 24), it was not released...
April 25, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454820/dynamic-spatiotemporal-variability-of-alpha-bold-relationships-during-the-resting-state-and-task-evoked-responses
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S D Mayhew, A P Bagshaw
Accurate characterization of the spatiotemporal relationship between two of the most prominent neuroimaging measures of neuronal activity, the 8-13Hz, occipito-parietal EEG alpha oscillation and the BOLD fMRI signal, must encompass the intrinsically dynamic nature of both alpha power and brain function. Here, during the eyes-open resting state, we use a 16s sliding-window analysis and demonstrate that the mean spatial network of dynamic alpha-BOLD correlations is highly comparable to the static network calculated over six minutes...
April 25, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454634/vibrations-generated-by-several-nickel-titanium-endodontic-file-systems-during-canal-shaping-in%C3%A2-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-model
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Dong-Min Choi, Jin-Woo Kim, Se-Hee Park, Kyung-Mo Cho, Sang Won Kwak, Hyeon-Cheol Kim
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to compare the vibration generated by several nickel-titanium (NiTi) file systems and transmitted to teeth under 2 different motions (continuous rotation motion and reciprocating motion). METHODS: Sixty J-shaped resin blocks (Endo Training Bloc-J; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) were trimmed to a root-shaped form and divided into 2 groups according to the types of electric motors: WaveOne motor (WOM, Dentsply Maillefer) and X-Smart Plus motor (XSM, Dentsply Maillefer)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453446/the-effects-of-neural-mobilization-on-cervical-radiculopathy-patients-pain-disability-rom-and-deep-flexor-endurance
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Dong-Gyu Kim, Sin Ho Chung, Ho Bal Jung
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy (CR) is a disease of the cervical spine and a space-occupying lesion that occurs because of pathological problems with cervical nerve roots. Nerve root injury to produce functional disability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of neural mobilization with manual cervical traction (NMCT) compared with manual cervical traction (MCT) on pain, functional disability, muscle endurance, and range of motion (ROM) in individuals with CR patients...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452860/osteonecrosis-of-the-shoulders-in-pediatric-patients-treated-for-leukemia-or-lymphoma-single-institutional-experience
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Sue C Kaste, Brian M DeFeo, Michael D Neel, Kenneth S Weiss, Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Kiri K Ness
BACKGROUND: Osteonecrosis of the hips and knees is an often debilitating adverse event in children treated with glucocorticoids for leukemia and lymphoma but the impact of shoulder involvement has been understudied. Thus, we investigated the severity and functional impairment of shoulder osteonecrosis in a well-characterized population of pediatric patients treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed orthopaedic clinic and physical therapy evaluations to determine range of motion (ROM), pain, and impact of magnetic resonance-defined osteonecrosis (ON) on activities of daily living...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452745/fluid-dynamics-analysis-of-a-gas-attenuator-for-x-ray-fels-under-high-repetition-rate-operation
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Bo Yang, Juhao Wu, Tor O Raubenheimer, Yiping Feng
Newtonian fluid dynamics simulations were performed using the Navier-Stokes-Fourier formulations to elucidate the short time-scale (µs and longer) evolution of the density and temperature distributions in an argon-gas-filled attenuator for an X-ray free-electron laser under high-repetition-rate operation. Both hydrodynamic motions of the gas molecules and thermal conductions were included in a finite-volume calculation. It was found that the hydrodynamic wave motions play the primary role in creating a density depression (also known as a filament) by advectively transporting gas particles away from the X-ray laser-gas interaction region, where large pressure and temperature gradients have been built upon the initial energy deposition via X-ray photoelectric absorption and subsequent thermalization...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451990/chest-wall-kinematics-using-triangular-cosserat-point-elements-in-healthy-and-neuromuscular-subjects
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Dana Solav, Henri Meric, M B Rubin, Didier Pradon, Frédéric Lofaso, Alon Wolf
Optoelectronic plethysmography (OEP) is a noninvasive method for assessing lung volume variations and the contributions of different anatomical compartments of the chest wall (CW) through measurements of the motion of markers attached to the CW surface. The present study proposes a new method for analyzing the local CW kinematics from OEP measurements based on the kinematics of triangular Cosserat point elements (TCPEs). 52 reflective markers were placed on the anterior CW to create a mesh of 78 triangles according to an anatomical model...
April 27, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451670/tunnelling-and-barrier-less-motions-in-the-2-fluoroethanol-water-complex-a-rotational-spectroscopic-and-ab-initio-study
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Wenyuan Huang, Javix Thomas, Wolfgang Jäger, Yunjie Xu
The pure rotational spectrum of the 2-fluoroethanol (2-FE)water complex was measured using a chirped pulse Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer and a cavity-based Fourier-transform microwave spectrometer. In the detected 2-FEwater conformer, 2-FE serves as a proton donor, in contrast to its role in the observed ethanolwater conformer, while water acts simultaneously as a hydrogen bond donor and acceptor, forming a hydrogen-bonded ring with an OHO and an OHF hydrogen bond. Comparison to the calculated dipole moment components suggests that the observed structure sits between the two most stable minima identified theoretically...
April 28, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451579/comparative-analysis-of-neural-network-training-methods-in-real-time-radiotherapy
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S Nouri, S M Hosseini Pooya, J Soltani Nabipour
BACKGROUND: The motions of body and tumor in some regions such as chest during radiotherapy treatments are one of the major concerns protecting normal tissues against high doses. By using real-time radiotherapy technique, it is possible to increase the accuracy of delivered dose to the tumor region by means of tracing markers on the body of patients. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the accuracy of some artificial intelligence methods including neural network and those of combination with genetic algorithm as well as particle swarm optimization (PSO) estimating tumor positions in real-time radiotherapy...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451479/robotic-radiosurgery-for-adrenal-gland-metastases
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Alfred Haidenberger, Sarah-Charlotta Heidorn, Nikolaus Kremer, Alexander Muacevic, Christoph Fürweger
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of CyberKnife (CK) robotic radiosurgery for treatment of adrenal metastases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 23 patients with adrenal metastases who had been treated with CK between October 2006 and December 2015. Fifteen patients received chemotherapy prior to radiosurgery, all patients underwent computer tomography (CT) fluoroscopically guided percutaneous placement of one to three gold fiducials into the adrenal gland...
March 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449699/shoe-stiffening-inserts-for-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-osteoarthritis-the-simple-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Shannon E Munteanu, Karl B Landorf, Jodie A McClelland, Edward Roddy, Flavia M Cicuttini, Alan Shiell, Maria Auhl, Jamie J Allan, Andrew K Buldt, Hylton B Menz
BACKGROUND: This article describes the design of a parallel-group, participant- and assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of shoe-stiffening inserts versus sham shoe insert(s) for reducing pain associated with first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Ninety participants with first MTPJ OA will be randomised to receive full-length shoe-stiffening insert(s) (Carbon Fibre Spring Plate, Paris Orthotics, Vancouver, BC, Canada) plus rehabilitation therapy or sham shoe insert(s) plus rehabilitation therapy...
April 27, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448472/vibro-shock-dynamics-analysis-of-a-tandem-low-frequency-resonator-high-frequency-piezoelectric-energy-harvester
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Darius Žižys, Rimvydas Gaidys, Vytautas Ostaševičius, Birutė Narijauskaitė
Frequency up-conversion is a promising technique for energy harvesting in low frequency environments. In this approach, abundantly available environmental motion energy is absorbed by a Low Frequency Resonator (LFR) which transfers it to a high frequency Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester (PVEH) via impact or magnetic coupling. As a result, a decaying alternating output signal is produced, that can later be collected using a battery or be transferred directly to the electric load. The paper reports an impact-coupled frequency up-converting tandem setup with different LFR to PVEH natural frequency ratios and varying contact point location along the length of the harvester...
April 27, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448087/effect-of-a-mediterranean-type-diet-on-inflammatory-and-cartilage-degradation-biomarkers-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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J Dyer, G Davison, S M Marcora, A R Mauger
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a Mediterranean type diet on patients with osteoarthritis (OA). PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-nine volunteers with OA (aged 31 - 90 years) completed the study (83% female). SETTING: Southeast of England, UK. DESIGN: Participants were randomly allocated to the dietary intervention (DIET, n = 50) or control (CON, n = 49). The DIET group were asked to follow a Mediterranean type diet for 16 weeks whereas the CON group were asked to follow their normal diet...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446871/prevalence-of-joint-gait-patterns-defined-by-a-delphi-consensus-study-is-related-to-gross-motor-function-topographical-classification-weakness-and-spasticity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Angela Nieuwenhuys, Eirini Papageorgiou, Simon-Henri Schless, Tinne De Laet, Guy Molenaers, Kaat Desloovere
During a Delphi consensus study, a new joint gait classification system was developed for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This system, whose reliability and content validity have previously been established, identified 49 distinct joint patterns. The present study aims to provide a first insight toward the construct validity and clinical relevance of this classification system. The retrospective sample of convenience consisted of 286 patients with spastic CP (3-18 years old, GMFCS levels I-III, 166 with bilateral CP)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446192/prospective-clinical-and-radiographic-evaluation-of-an-allogeneic-bone-matrix-containing-stem-cells-trinity-evolution%C3%A2-viable-cellular-bone-matrix-in-patients-undergoing-two-level-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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Timothy A Peppers, Dennis E Bullard, Jed S Vanichkachorn, Scott K Stanley, Paul M Arnold, Erik I Waldorff, Rebekah Hahn, Brent L Atkinson, James T Ryaby, Raymond J Linovitz
BACKGROUND: Trinity Evolution® (TE), a viable cellular bone allograft, previously demonstrated high fusion rates and no safety-related concerns after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures. This prospective multicenter clinical study was performed to assess the radiographic and clinical outcomes of TE in subjects undergoing two-level ACDF procedures. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter study, 40 subjects that presented with symptomatic cervical degeneration at two adjacent vertebral levels underwent instrumented ACDF using TE autograft substitute in a polyetherethereketone (PEEK) cage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445909/transient-severe-motion-artifact-related-to-gadoxetate-disodium-enhanced-liver-mri-frequency-and-risk-evaluation-at-a-german-institution
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Lennart Well, Vanessa Hanna Rausch, Gerhard Adam, Frank Oliver Henes, Peter Bannas
Purpose Varying frequencies (5 - 18 %) of contrast-related transient severe motion (TSM) imaging artifacts during gadoxetate disodium-enhanced arterial phase liver MRI have been reported. Since previous reports originated from the United States and Japan, we aimed to determine the frequency of TSM at a German institution and to correlate it with potential risk factors and previously published results. Materials and Methods Two age- and sex-matched groups were retrospectively selected (gadoxetate disodium n = 89; gadobenate dimeglumine n = 89) from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI examinations in a single center...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
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