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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238964/pullout-strength-of-a-novel-hybrid-fixation-technique-tape-locking-screw-%C3%A2-in-soft-tissue-acl-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-study-in-human-and-porcine-bone
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Mark Ayzenberg, Dillon Arango, Grigory E Gershkovich, Praveen S Samuel, Minn Saing
INTRODUCTION: A novel hybrid anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) reconstruction technique known as Tape Locking Screw™ (TLS)is gaining popularity. Utilizing a suspension-type construct in conjunction with an interference screw,thistechnique has demonstrated successful initial clinical results with the use of quadruple hamstring graft. However, there is currently limited data available on the biomechanical strength of this fixation. This study investigates the pullout strength of theconstructin human distal femora as well as in a porcine model...
February 23, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238561/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-with-special-regard-to-metal-artifact-reduction
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Monika Probst, Vivien Richter, Jochen Weitz, Jan Stefan Kirschke, Carl Ganter, Matthias Troeltzsch, Mathias Nittka, Carl-Peter Cornelius, Claus Zimmer, Florian Andreas Probst
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an excellent imaging modality for displaying peripheral nerves. Since the knowledge about MRI of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is limited, this pilot study aims to identify the prospects and limitations of MRI of the IAN, with special consideration of metal artifacts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initially, in vitro MRI of a dental implant was performed to establish an optimized protocol for metal artifact reduction using WARP sequences (a software package provided by Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany) including view angle tilting (VAT) and slice-encoding metal artifact correction (SEMAC) techniques...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230329/integrating-trans-abdominal-ultrasonography-with-fecal-steroid-metabolite-monitoring-to-accurately-diagnose-pregnancy-and-predict-the-timing-of-parturition-in-the-red-panda-ailurus-fulgens-styani
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Erin Curry, Lissa J Browning, Paul Reinhart, Terri L Roth
Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens styani) exhibit a variable gestation length and may experience a pseudopregnancy indistinguishable from true pregnancy; therefore, it is not possible to deduce an individual's true pregnancy status and parturition date based on breeding dates or fecal progesterone excretion patterns alone. The goal of this study was to evaluate the use of transabdominal ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis in red pandas. Two to three females were monitored over 4 consecutive years, generating a total of seven profiles (four pregnancies, two pseudopregnancies, and one lost pregnancy)...
February 23, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224616/critical-cholangiocarcinogenesis-control-by-cryptochrome-clock-genes
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Ali Mteyrek, Elisabeth Filipski, Catherine Guettier, Malgorzata Oklejewicz, Gijsbertus T J van der Horst, Alper Okyar, Francis Lévi
A coordinated network of molecular circadian clocks in individual cells generates 24-hour rhythms in liver metabolism and proliferation. Circadian disruption through chronic jet lag or Per2 clock gene mutation was shown to accelerate hepatocarcinoma development in mice. Since divergent effects were reported for clock genes Per and Cry regarding xenobiotic toxicity, we questioned the role of Cry1 and Cry2 in liver carcinogenesis. Male WT and Cry1(-/-) Cry2(-/-) mice (C57Bl/6 background) were chronically exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at ZT11...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219120/accuracy-of-a-real-time-surgical-navigation-system-for-the-placement-of-quad-zygomatic-implants-in-the-severe-atrophic-maxilla-a-pilot-clinical-study
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Kuo-Feng Hung, Feng Wang, Hao-Wei Wang, Wen-Jie Zhou, Wei Huang, Yi-Qun Wu
BACKGROUND: A real-time surgical navigation system potentially increases the accuracy when used for quad-zygomatic implant placement. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of a real-time surgical navigation system when used for quad zygomatic implant placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with severely atrophic maxillae were prospectively recruited. Four trajectories for implants were planned, and zygomatic implants were placed using a real-time surgical navigation system...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215734/clinical-experiences-with-the-use-of-ultrapro-%C3%A2-mesh-in-single-stage-direct-to-implant-immediate-postmastectomy-breast-reconstruction-in-102-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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D Pukancsik, P Kelemen, G Gulyás, M Újhelyi, E Kovács, K Éles, N Mészáros, I Kenessey, P Pálházi, T Kovács, M Kásler, Z Mátrai
BACKGROUND: Acellular dermal matrices have been used for direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction (BR), eliminating the load of the lower pole skin envelope. However, the available allograft matrices add considerable health care costs. This study examined the long-term follow-up of synthetic ULTRAPRO(®) mesh as a low-cost potential alternative to biological matrices. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed between January 2013 and January 2016, involved 112 early-stage breast cancer and/or BRCA 1/2 patients, and evaluated 189 immediate DTI BRs following skin-, areola- or nipple-sparing mastectomy using ULTRAPRO(®) mesh...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213101/additively-manufactured-metallic-porous-biomaterials-based-on-minimal-surfaces-a-unique-combination-of-topological-mechanical-and-mass-transport-properties
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F S L Bobbert, K Lietaert, A A Eftekhari, B Pouran, S M Ahmadi, H Weinans, A A Zadpoor
: Porous biomaterials that simultaneously mimic the topological, mechanical, and mass transport properties of bone are in great demand but are rarely found in the literature. In this study, we rationally designed and additively manufactured (AM) porous metallic biomaterials based on four different types of triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS) that mimic the properties of bone to an unprecedented level of multi-physics detail. Sixteen different types of porous biomaterials were rationally designed and fabricated using selective laser melting (SLM) from a titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V)...
February 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211952/long-term-experience-with-first-generation-implantable-neurostimulation-device-in-central-sleep-apnea-treatment
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Henrik Fox, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) are associated with shorter survival in patients with heart failure (HF). A novel treatment method for this patient group is unilateral phrenic nerve stimulation by the remedē® system, a transvenously implantable neurostimulation device, which has recently been studied in a large randomized, controlled trial. Previous literature has shown efficacy and safety of the treatment with this first-generation device, but hardly any data is available on long-term clinical parameters, the remedē® device's battery lifetime, device exchangeability, lead position stability, surgical accessibility and manageability...
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210920/choosing-the-appropriate-side-for-subcutaneous-port-catheter-placement-in-patients-with-mastectomy-ipsilateral-or-contralateral
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Omer Fatih Nas, Kadir Hacikurt, Ahmet Kaya, Nurullah Dogan, Bekir Sanal, Guven Ozkaya, Halit Ziya Dundar, Cuneyt Erdogan
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term clinical follow-up results of implanting subcutaneous port catheters (SPCs) on ipsilateral or contralateral with mastectomy side in patients with axillary lymph node dissection. METHODS: A total of 73 patients composed of ipsilateral (34 catheters) and contralateral (39 catheters) groups, with SPCs were included. All patients had lumpectomy or modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. Ipsilateral and contralateral groups had similar patient characteristics...
February 17, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208900/fuchs-heterochromic-iridocylitis-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-cataract-extraction-with-intra-ocular-lens-implantation-in-a-kashmiri-population-a-hospital-based-study
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Wasim Rashid, Imtiyaz Lone, Adil Majid Mir, Aamir Rashid, Mehreen Latif
INTRODUCTION: Fuchs Heterochromic Iridocylitis (FHI) is a rare form of uveitis which is frequently complicated by cataract and glaucoma, but it does not show typical features of uveitis like pain, redness and posterior synechia. AIM: To study the clinical characteristics and outcome of cataract extraction with Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) implantation in patients with FHI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present prospective study was carried out in the Postgraduate Department of Ophthalmology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Bemina from March 2012 to January 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208150/acute-and-subacute-presentations-of-cerebral-edema-following-deep-brain-stimulation-lead-implantation
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Albert J Fenoy, Sebastian J Villarreal, Mya C Schiess
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postoperative cerebral edema around a deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode is an uncommon reported complication. The goal of this study was to identify instances of postoperative edema based on clinical presentation, and to remark on their management. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent DBS electrode implantation over a 3-year period. Routine CT imaging on postoperative day (POD) 1 was negative. Patients were identified based on clinical neurological changes, leading to imaging and subsequent diagnosis...
February 17, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207578/the-impact-of-a-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-on-the-middle-ear-transfer-function
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David Pazen, Andreas Anagiotos, Maike Nünning, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Magdalene Ortmann, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: As a treatment for partial deafness with residual hearing in the lower frequency range, the combined acoustic and electric stimulation of the cochlea has become widespread. Acoustic stimulation is provided by a hearing aid's airborne sound and the electric stimulation by a cochlear implant electrode array, which may be inserted through the round window or a cochleostomy. To take advantage of that concept, it is essential to preserve residual hearing after surgery. Therefore, the intracochlear electrode array should not compromise the middle ear vibration transmission...
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201842/minimally-invasive-aortic-root-replacement-with-valved-conduits-through-partial-upper-sternotomy
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Julia Hillebrand, Mosab Alshakaki, Sven Martens, Mirela Scherer
Background Minimally invasive surgical access through limited sternotomy reduces trauma and morbidity in cardiosurgical patients. However, until now, it is not the standard access for aortic root replacement. This study details our clinic's experience with minimally invasive implantation of valved conduits through partial upper sternotomy and the comparison to conventional full median sternotomy. Methods Between January 2012 and March 2016, a total of 187 patients underwent aortic root replacement with valved conduits in our department...
February 15, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199902/refinement-of-clinical-x-ray-computed-tomography-ct-scans-containing-metal-implants
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Graham Treece
X-ray computed tomography (CT) data contains artefacts from many sources, with sufficient prominence to affect diagnostic utility when metal is present in the scans. These artefacts can be reduced, usually by the removal and in-filling of any sinogram data which has been affected by metal, and several such techniques have been proposed. Most of them are prone to introducing new artefacts into the CT data or may take a long time to correct the data. It is the purpose of this paper to introduce a new technique which is fast, yet can effectively remove most artefacts without introducing significant new ones...
February 1, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196497/comparison-of-visual-outcomes-spectacles-dependence-and-patient-satisfaction-of-multifocal-and-accommodative-intraocular-lenses-innovative-perspectives-for-maximal-refractive-oriented-cataract-surgery
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Federico Tridico
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate visual outcomes for different working distances (far, 60 cm and 33 cm) and impact on vision quality of multifocal IOLs AcrySof ResTOR SN6AD1 and SN6AD3 (Alcon, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, USA) as well as REVIEW FIL611PV multifocal and OPTOFLEX FIL618 accommodative IOLs (Soleko, Ltd., Rome, Italy) in patients undergoing bilateral phacoemulsification. METHODS: In this observational prospective study 63 patients undergoing binocular cataract surgery were divided into four groups for implantation of one of the IOLs under evaluation...
February 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195986/functional-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
#17
Walter R Lowe, Ryan J Warth, Elizabeth P Davis, Lane Bailey
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the use of functional knee braces after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with respect to clinical and in vivo biomechanical data. METHODS: A systematic search of both the PubMed and Embase databases was performed to identify all studies that reported clinical and/or in vivo biomechanical results of functional bracing versus nonbracing after ACL reconstruction. Extracted data included study design, surgical reconstruction techniques, postoperative rehabilitation protocols, objective outcomes, and subjective outcomes scores...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191744/endovascular-therapy-for-angio-seal-tm-related-acute-limb-ischemia-perioperative-and-long-term-results
#18
Hui Dong, Meng Peng, Xiongjing Jiang, Wuqiang Che, Yubao Zou, Bo Xu, Yuejin Yang, Runlin Gao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the perioperative and long-term outcomes of endovascular therapy for Angio-seal(TM) -related acute limb ischemia. BACKGROUND: Currently, limited data are available on the optimal treatment strategy for Angio-seal(TM) -related acute lower limb ischemia. METHODS: The prospectively maintained patient database of our institution was retrospectively searched to identify all patients who developed acute lower limb ischemia after use of the Angio-Seal(TM) and received endovascular treatment from January 2010 to February 2016...
February 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191306/chiropractic-management-of-post-spinal-cord-stimulator-spine-pain-a-case-report
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Rachel M Perrucci, Christopher M Coulis
BACKGROUND: A brief overview of failed back surgery syndrome, with emphasis on low back pain status post spinal cord stimulation, and post-surgical spinal manipulation is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: Four cases of patients within the VA Connecticut Health Care System presenting between July 2014 and July 2015 reporting low back pain after surgical insertion of spinal cord stimulators are discussed. This study describes the outcomes experienced by four patients with low back pain status post implanted spinal cord stimulators receiving manual therapy in the form of lumbar spine manipulation or mobilization...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186684/effect-of-different-sustained-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-release-kinetics-on-bone-formation-in-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds
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Maurits G L Olthof, Diederik H R Kempen, James L Herrick, Michael J Yaszemski, Wouter J A Dhert, Lichun Lu
To investigate the effect of sustained bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) release kinetics on bone formation in poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) scaffolds, different poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres were used as delivery vehicles. All PPF scaffolds had the same 75% porous structure, while the degradation rate of the embedded PLGA microspheres was changed to tailor BMP-2 release by varying the lactic-to-glycolic acid (L:G) ratio in the copolymer. Four PLGA microsphere formulations with 50/50, 65/35, 75/25, and 85/15 L:G ratios and varying in vivo degradation rates were fabricated...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
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