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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434138/dynamic-epr-oximetry-of-changes-in-intracerebral-oxygen-tension-during-induced-thromboembolism
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Huagang Hou, Nadeem Khan, Sangeeta Gohain, Clifford J Eskey, Karen L Moodie, Kirk J Maurer, Harold M Swartz, Periannan Kuppusamy
Cerebral tissue oxygenation (oxygen tension, pO2) is a critical parameter that is closely linked to brain metabolism, function, and pathophysiology. In this work, we have used electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry with a deep-tissue multi-site oxygen-sensing probe, called implantable resonator, to monitor temporal changes in cerebral pO2 simultaneously at four sites in a rabbit model of ischemic stroke induced by embolic clot. The pO2 values in healthy brain were not significantly different among the four sites measured over a period of 4 weeks...
April 22, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431061/high-prevalence-of-arrhythmic-and-myocardial-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-glycogenosis-due-to-prkag2-mutations
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Julien Thevenon, Gabriel Laurent, Flavie Ader, Pascal Laforêt, Didier Klug, Anju Duva Pentiah, Laurent Gouya, Claude Alain Maurage, Salem Kacet, Jean-Christophe Eicher, Juliette Albuisson, Michel Desnos, Eric Bieth, Denis Duboc, Laurent Martin, Patricia Réant, François Picard, Claire Bonithon-Kopp, Elodie Gautier, Christine Binquet, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Laurence Faivre, Patrice Bouvagnet, Philippe Charron, Pascale Richard
Aims: Mutations in PRKAG2, the gene encoding for the γ2 subunit of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), are responsible for an autosomal dominant glycogenosis with a cardiac presentation, associating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ventricular pre-excitation (VPE), and progressive heart block. The aim of this study was to perform a retrospective time-to-event study of the clinical manifestations associated with PRKAG2 mutations. Methods and Results: A cohort of 34 patients from 9 families was recruited between 2001 and 2010...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431009/artefact-free-late-gadolinium-enhancement-imaging-in-patients-with-implanted-cardiac-devices-using-a-modified-broadband-sequence-current-strategies-and-results-from-a-real-world-patient-cohort
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Sebastian Hilbert, Alexander Weber, Kay Nehrke, Peter Börnert, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Sabrina Oebel, Ricardo Spampinato, Cathleen Rogge, Sergio Richter, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch, Cosima Jahnke
Aims: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with implanted cardiac devices is often limited by device-related imaging artefacts. Limitations can potentially be overcome by employing a broadband late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)-CMR imaging technique. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between implanted cardiac devices and the optimal frequency offset on broadband LGE-CMR imaging to increase the artefact-free visibility of myocardial segments. Methods and results: A phantom study was performed to characterize magnetic field disturbances related to 15 different cardiac devices...
April 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427385/differences-between-native-and-prosthetic-knees-in-terms-of-cross-sectional-morphology-of-the-femoral-trochlea-a-study-based-on-three-dimensional-models-and-virtual-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Zhe Du, Shichang Chen, Mengning Yan, Bing Yue, You Wang
BACKGROUND: The cross-sectional morphology of the prosthetic knee is crucial to understanding patellar motion and quadriceps strength after total knee arthroplasty. However, few comparative evaluations of the cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea have been performed in the native knee and currently available femoral implants, and the relationship between the trochlear anatomy of prosthetic components and post-operative patellofemoral complications remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the differences in cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea between native knees and prosthetic femoral components...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426279/combination-of-gemcitabine-and-docetaxel-regress-both-gastric-leiomyosarcoma-proliferation-and-invasion-in-an-imageable-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-ipdox-model
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Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Takashi Murakami, Tasuku Kiyuna, Scott D Nelson, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Tara A Russell, Arun S Singh, Bartosz Chmielowski, Michiaki Unno, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
Gastric leiomyosarcoma is a recalcitrant cancer and chemotherapy strategy is controversial. The present study used a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model of gastric leiomyosarcoma to identify an effective therapeutic regimen in order to develop individualized precision medicine for this disease. A gastric leiomyosarcoma obtained from a patient was first grown in transgenic nude mice ubiquitously expressing red fluorescent protein (RFP) in order to stably label the tumor stroma. The RFP-expressing tumor was then passaged orthotopically in the gastric wall of non-transgenic nude mice to establish an imageable PDOX (iPDOX) model...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425054/can-a-three-component-prosthesis-be-used-for-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-total-ankle-replacement
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Markus Preis, Travis Bailey, Lucas S Marchand, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: In patients with painful ankle arthrodesis, the surgical treatment is challenging, and may include takedown of ankle arthrodesis and conversion to a total ankle replacement (TAR). This procedure is technically demanding given the altered anatomy after arthrodesis. Few studies have evaluated TAR in the setting of prior arthrodesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What intraoperative and perioperative complications were observed in patients who underwent conversion of an ankle arthrodesis to a TAR? (2) Was durable fixation achieved at short term, and what was the alignment of the components? (3) What subsequent surgical procedures were performed, including revisions? (4) What improvements were observed in pain, tibiotalar range of motion (ROM), and quality of life? METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 18 patients with a painful ankle arthrodesis underwent conversion to TAR at our tertiary referral center...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423287/microfracture-versus-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-articular-cartilage-lesions-in-the-knee-a-systematic-review-of-5-year-outcomes
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Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Justin M Purcell, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Microfracture (MFx) and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) are 2 surgical treatment options used to treat articular cartilage injuries of the knee joint. PURPOSE: To compare the midterm to long-term clinical outcomes of MFx versus ACI for focal chondral defects of the knee. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Embase to locate studies (level of evidence I-III) comparing the minimum average 5-year clinical outcomes of patients undergoing MFx versus ACI...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418265/global-health-resource-utilization-associated-with-pacemaker-complications
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Catherine Waweru, Anna Steenrod, Claudia Wolff, Simon Eggington, David Jay Wright, Kathleen W Wyrwich
AIM: To estimate health resource utilization (HRU) associated with the management of pacemaker complications in various healthcare systems. METHODS: Electrophysiologists (EPs) from four geographical regions (Western Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America) were invited to participate. Survey questions focused on HRU in the management of three chronic pacemaker complications (i.e., pacemaker infections requiring extraction, lead fractures/insulation breaches requiring replacement, and upper extremity deep venous thrombosis [DVT])...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408903/anti-bacterial-and-anti-biofilm-evaluation-of-thiazolopyrimidinone-derivatives-targeting-the-histidine-kinase-yycg-protein-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis
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Zhihui Lv, Dan Zhao, Jun Chang, Huayong Liu, Xiaofei Wang, Jinxin Zheng, Renzheng Huang, Zhiwei Lin, Yongpeng Shang, Lina Ye, Yang Wu, Shiqing Han, Di Qu
Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of the most important opportunistic pathogens in nosocomial infections. The main pathogenicity associated with S. epidermidis involves the formation of biofilms on implanted medical devices, biofilms dramatically decrease the efficacy of conventional antibiotics and the host immune system. This emphasizes the urgent need for designing novel anti-staphylococcal biofilm agents. Based on the findings that compound 5, targeting the histidine kinase domain of S. epidermidis YycG, possessed bactericidal activity against staphylococci, 39 derivatives of compound 5 with intact thiazolopyrimidinone core structures were newly designed, 7 derivatives were further screened to explore their anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm activities...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407161/preliminary-evidence-of-successful-near-vision-enhancement-with-a-new-technique-presbyopic-allogenic-refractive-lenticule-pearl-corneal-inlay-using-a-smile-lenticule
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Soosan Jacob, Dhivya Ashok Kumar, Amar Agarwal, Athiya Agarwal, Ramalingam Aravind, A I Saijimol
PURPOSE: To describe a new technique (PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule [PEARL] inlay) using an allogenic corneal inlay prepared from a small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) lenticule. METHODS: A SMILE lenticule of specified thickness (mean: 61.5 ± 3.32 µm) was trephined at the center to 1-mm diameter and implanted in the cornea on the coaxially sighted light reflex under a femtosecond laser-created cap of 120 µm in the nondominant eye of presbyopic patients...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403248/effect-of-buccal-implant-inclination-on-stresses-around-two-implant-retained-overdentures-with-resilient-stud-attachments
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Moustafa Abdou Elsyad, Karima Salah Abid, Elsayed Abd Elkhalek
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of buccal implant inclination on stresses around two-implant-retained overdentures with resilient stud attachments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four acrylic models representing a mandibular edentulous ridge were constructed. For each model, two implants were placed at canine areas. Models were classified into four types according to the degree of buccal implant inclination: Group I (GI, 0 degrees), Group II (GII, 10 degrees), Group III (GIII, 20 degrees), and Group IV (GIV, 30 degrees)...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400085/distinguishing-failure-to-cure-from-complication-after-penile-prosthesis-implantation
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Miguel Pineda, Arthur L Burnett
BACKGROUND: A successful penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) surgery can be defined by outcomes beyond the absence of complications. AIM: To introduce the concept of failure to cure (FTC) in the context of PPI to more accurately gauge postoperative outcomes after PPI. METHODS: Consecutive patients from our sexual function registry who underwent PPI from January 2011 to December 2013 were analyzed. Demographics, previous treatment of erectile dysfunction, comorbidities, social history, postoperative problems (POPs), and surgical outcomes were tabulated...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399544/intrawound-tobramycin-powder-eradicates-surgical-wound-contamination-an-in-vivo-rabbit-study
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Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Nathan Hardy, Joseph M Lombardi, Comron Saifi, Alexander Romanov, Lawrence G Lenke, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Therapeutic anti-infective trial in rabbitsOBJECTIVE.: The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of intrawound tobramycin powder in terms of eradicating a known bacterial contamination in an Escherichia coli infected rabbit spinal implantation model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Implant-associated surgical site infections (SSI) remain a dreaded complication of spinal surgery. Currently, over 30% of all spine SSIs are secondary to gram-negative bacteria...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394844/implant-material-type-of-fixation-at-the-shaft-and-position-of-plate-modify-biomechanics-of-distal-femur-plate-osteosynthesis
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Utku Kandemir, Peter Augat, Stefanie Konowalczyk Dipl-Ing, Felix Wipf Dipl-Ing, Geert von Oldenburg Dipl-Ing, Ulf Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether 1. the type of fixation at the shaft (hybrid vs. locking), 2. the position of the plate (offset vs. contact) and 3. the implant material has a significant effect on a) construct stiffness and b) fatigue life in a distal femur extraarticular comminuted fracture model using the same design of distal femur periarticular locking plate. METHODS: An extraarticular severely comminuted distal femoral fracture pattern (AO/OTA 33-A3) was simulated using artificial bone substitutes...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390685/plate-fixation-for-letenneur-type-i-hoffa-fracture-a-biomechanical-study
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Hui Sun, Qi-Fang He, Yi-Gang Huang, Jian-Feng Pan, Cong-Feng Luo, Yi-Min Chai
BACKGROUND: A coronal fracture of the posterior femoral condyle, also known as a Hoffa fracture, is an unusual injury, and there are only a handful of case reports or series exploring it. The optimal fixation method of these intraarticular fractures remains controversial; improper or unstable fixation usually lead to an unsatisfactory prognosis. The use of posterior-anterior or reversed lag screw fixation is still a popular method. Additional buttress plating is also recommended for fixation of these difficult fractures...
March 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389703/use-of-subconjunctival-injections-of-5-fluorouracil-to-rescue-and-prolong-intraocular-pressure-reduction-for-a-failing-ahmed-glaucoma-implant
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Kevin Kaplowitz, Sarah Khodadadeh, Samantha Wang, Daniel Lee, James C Tsai
PURPOSE: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) has been well described for a failing trabeculectomy bleb, but not for aqueous shunts. We sought to determine whether subconjunctival 5-FU prolongs the intraocular pressure (IOP) efficacy of Ahmed shunts. METHODS: We included all patients with Ahmed FP-7 implantation by one surgeon at Yale University. Patients with <3 months follow-up were excluded. Injections were done on a case-by-case basis, usually for IOP > 21 on >2 medications...
April 8, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387994/locator-versus-bar-attachment-effect-on-the-retention-and-stability-of-implant-retained-maxillary-overdenture-an-in-vitro-study
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Moustafa Abdou ELsyad, Mahmoud Abdehamid Dayekh, Ahmed Khalifa Khalifa
PURPOSE: To compare retention and stability of Locator and bar attachments for implant-retained maxillary overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four implants were inserted into a maxillary acrylic resin model in canines and second premolar areas. Experimental overdentures were connected to the implants with bar (group I) or Locator (group II) attachments. Locators were divided into 3 subgroups according the degree of retention of the patrix nylon insert: Locator blue (group IIa), Locator pink (group IIb), and Locator transparent (group IIc)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386803/bioactivity-and-osteointegration-of-hydroxyapatite-coated-stainless-steel-and-titanium-wires-used-for-intramedullary-osteosynthesis
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Arnold V Popkov, Elena N Gorbach, Natalia A Kononovich, Dmitry A Popkov, Sergey I Tverdokhlebov, Evgeniy V Shesterikov
A lot of research was conducted on the use of various biomaterials in orthopedic surgery. Our study investigated the effects of nanostructured calcium-phosphate coating on metallic implants introduced into the bone marrow canal. Stainless steel or titanium 2-mm wires (groups 1 and 2, respectively), and hydroxyapatite-coated stainless steel or titanium wires of the same diameter (groups 3 and 4, respectively) were introduced into the tibial bone marrow canal of 20 dogs (each group = 5 dogs). Hydroxyapatite coating was deposited on the wires with the method of microarc oxidation...
April 6, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384521/rna-isolation-from-alveolar-bone-and-gene-expression-analysis-of-rank-rankl-and-opg-a-new-tool-to-monitor-bone-remodeling-and-healing-in-different-bone-substitutes-used-for-prosthetic-rehabilitation
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Elena Canciani, Claudia Dellavia, Monica Gioia Marazzi, Davide Augusti, Daniela Carmagnola, Elena Vianello, Luigi Canullo, Emanuela Galliera
OBJECTIVE: (i) To validate a simple and efficient method for extracting high quality RNA from small samples of bone tissue, (ii) to test its application on limited amounts of grafted oral bone and (iii) to analyze the gene expression of the OPG/RANK/RANKL system and IL-6 in "spontaneous healing" and grafted tissue. DESIGN: 26 patients in need of extraction of one lower molar tooth were divided in 3 groups. In group A (8 patients) the alveolar socket was left for spontaneous healing, in group B (8 patients) it was filled with a hydroxyapatite scaffold while in group C (10 patients) it was filled with hydroxyapatite granules...
March 28, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382120/outcomes-of-late-implantation-in-usher-syndrome-patients
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Ana Cristina H Hoshino, Agustina Echegoyen, Maria Valéria Schmidt Goffi-Gomez, Robinson Koji Tsuji, Ricardo Ferreira Bento
Introduction Usher syndrome (US) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by hearing loss and progressive visual impairment. Some deaf Usher syndrome patients learn to communicate using sign language. During adolescence, as they start losing vision, they are usually referred to cochlear implantation as a salvage for their new condition. Is a late implantation beneficial to these children? Objective The objective of this study is to describe the outcomes of US patients who received cochlear implants at a later age...
April 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
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