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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735137/endonasal-operative-corridor-expansion-by-sphenoidal-pneumosinus-dilatans-in-tuberculum-sellae-meningiomas
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Amol Raheja, Michael Karsy, Ilyas Eli, Jian Guan, William T Couldwell
A retrospective cohort study of patients with tuberculum sellae meningioma (TSM)-associated sphenoidal pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) over a recent epoch was evaluated using a propensity-matched morphometric analysis. A total of 38 patients with TSM and sphenoidal PSD were identified and matched by age and sex to 32 patients without tumors (controls). Overall, no significant difference between test and control groups was noted in sphenoid sinus size or other parameters; however, significantly greater mean distance from the posterior margin of the planum sphenoidale to the diaphragma sella (0...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734815/progressive-macula-vessel-density-loss-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-longitudinal-study
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Takuhei Shoji, Linda M Zangwill, Tadamichi Akagi, Luke J Saunders, Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Rafaella C Penteado, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To characterize the rate of macula vessel density loss in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), glaucoma suspect, and healthy eyes. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational cohort from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study. METHODS: One hundred eyes (32 POAG, 30 glaucoma suspect and 38 healthy) followed for at least one year with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) imaging on at least two visits were included. Vessel density was calculated in the macula superficial layer...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731935/predictive-value-of-the-water-drinking-test-and-the-risk-glaucomatous-visual-field-progression
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Carlos G De Moraes, Remo Susanna, Lisandro M Sakata, Marcelo Hatanaka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this is to test the hypothesis the intraocular pressure (IOP) peaks during a stress test [the water drinking test (WDT)] can estimate the risk of future visual field progression in treated primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Design: Prospective, longitudinal study. SETTING: Clinical practice. STUDY POPULATION: Treated POAG patients whose IOP was ≤18 mm Hg and who had no IOP-lowering interventions between the date of the WDT and the last eligible visual field...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721823/genetic-risk-factors-for-glaucoma-and-exfoliation-syndrome-identified-by-genome-wide-association-studies
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Yoichi Sakurada, Fumihiko Mabuchi
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells and optic nerve axons. According to its anatomical features, glaucoma is mainly subdivided into primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) and glaucoma (XFG) are characterized by the accumulation of extracellular materials in ocular tissues, particularly the lens surface and pupillary border. In addition to the two major forms of glaucoma, XFG is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma...
July 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719418/comparison-of-glaucoma-progression-between-unilateral-and-bilateral-disc-hemorrhage-eyes-and-associated-risk-factors-for-progression
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Bo Ram Seol, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To compare glaucoma progression between unilateral and bilateral disc hemorrhage (DH) eyes and to determine the associated risk factors. METHODS: A total of 78 bilateral primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients who had shown one or more occurrences of DH (48 eyes of 38 unilateral DH patients and 30 eyes of 30 bilateral DH patients) were included. Glaucoma progression was defined by visual field (VF) deterioration. The mean VF global indices progression rates in the pre-DH, post-DH and total follow-up periods were compared between the unilateral and bilateral DH groups...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717139/relationship-between-retinal-inner-nuclear-layer-thickness-and-severity-of-visual-field-loss-in-glaucoma
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Eun Kyoung Kim, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
Glaucoma is a disease characterized by pathologic changes in inner retinal layers, which are comprised of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). As retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) cross over other retinal neurons that are connected by synapses, it is meaningful to investigate the outer retinal changes in glaucoma. We evaluated the association between thicknesses of segmented retinal layers in macular region and severity of visual field loss in open-angle glaucoma (OAG). This study involved 103 glaucomatous eyes. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), inner nuclear layer (INL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), and outer nuclear layer (ONL) thicknesses were measured at the macular level using the Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with segmentation software...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716441/unraveling-the-meaning-of-chemical-shifts-in-protein-nmr
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Mark V Berjanskii, David S Wishart
Chemical shifts are among the most informative parameters in protein NMR. They provide wealth of information about protein secondary and tertiary structure, protein flexibility, and protein-ligand binding. In this report, we review the progress in interpreting and utilizing protein chemical shifts that has occurred over the past 25years, with a particular focus on the large body of work arising from our group and other Canadian NMR laboratories. More specifically, this review focuses on describing, assessing, and providing some historical context for various chemical shift-based methods to: (1) determine protein secondary and super-secondary structure; (2) derive protein torsion angles; (3) assess protein flexibility; (4) predict residue accessible surface area; (5) refine 3D protein structures; (6) determine 3D protein structures and (7) characterize intrinsically disordered proteins...
July 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715202/antifouling-biomimetic-liquid-infused-stainless-steel-application-to-dairy-industrial-processing
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Sawsen Zouaghi, Thierry Six, Séverine Bellayer, Sona Moradi, Savvas G Hatzikiriakos, Thomas Dargent, Vincent Thomy, Yannick Coffinier, Christophe André, Guillaume Delaplace, Maude Jimenez
Fouling is a widespread and costly issue, faced by all food-processing industries. Particularly, in the dairy sector, where thermal treatments are mandatory to ensure product safety, heat-induced fouling represents up to 80% of the total production costs. Significant environmental impacts, due the massive consumption of water and energy, are also to deplore. Fouling control solutions are thus desperately needed, as they would lead to substantial financial gains, as well as tremendous progress toward eco-responsible processes...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714074/altered-metabolomic-genomic-signature-a-potential-noninvasive-biomarker-of-epilepsy
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Helen C Wu, Fabien Dachet, Farhad Ghoddoussi, Shruti Bagla, Darren Fuerst, Jeffrey A Stanley, Matthew P Galloway, Jeffrey A Loeb
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify noninvasive biomarkers of human epilepsy that can reliably detect and localize epileptic brain regions. Having noninvasive biomarkers would greatly enhance patient diagnosis, patient monitoring, and novel therapy development. At the present time, only surgically invasive, direct brain recordings are capable of detecting these regions with precision, which severely limits the pace and scope of both clinical management and research progress in epilepsy...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713646/progression-of-local-glaucomatous-damage-near-fixation-as-seen-with-adaptive-optics-imaging
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Donald C Hood, Dongwon Lee, Ravivarn Jarukasetphon, Jason Nunez, Maria A Mavrommatis, Richard B Rosen, Robert Ritch, Alfredo Dubra, Toco Y P Chui
PURPOSE: Deep glaucomatous defects near fixation were followed over time with an adaptive optics-scanning light ophthalmoscope (AO-SLO) to better understand the progression of these defects and to explore the use of AO-SLO in detecting them. METHODS: Six eyes of 5 patients were imaged with an AO-SLO from 2 to 4 times for a range of 14.6 to 33.6 months. All eyes had open-angle glaucoma with deep defects in the superior visual field (VF) near fixation as defined by 10-2 VFs with 5 or more points less than -15 dB; two of the eyes had deep defects in the inferior VF as well...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702703/transfixing-kirshner-wires-for-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-valgus-osteotomies-in-management-of-pediatric-coxa-vara
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Ahmed Shawkat Rizk
BACKGROUND: Coxa vara is a radiological term describing a decrease in the neck-shaft angle to 120° or less. Coxa vara is associated with pathomechanical changes that can manifest clinically. If left untreated, coxa vara can affect the normal development of the pediatric hip. Valgus osteotomy is the standard surgical treatment for coxa vara, but there is no consensus regarding the optimal osteotomy technique and fixation method. The work reported here aimed to highlight transfixing wires as a fixation method for valgus osteotomy applied as treatment for various types of pediatric coxa vara...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700454/posterior-only-hemivertebra-resection-for-congenital-cervicothoracic-scoliosis-correcting-neck-tilt-and-balancing-the-shoulders
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Zhonghui Chen, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu, Song Li, Xi Chen, Liang Xu, Xu Sun
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate radiographic and cosmetic outcomes following posterior-only cervicothoracic hemivertebra resection and instrumentation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervicothoracic hemivertebra is a rare congenital deformity. It locates between the mobile cervical spine and the fixed thoracic spine, leading to rapid curve progression, shoulder imbalance, fixed torticollis and facial asymmetry. METHODS: This study reviewed a consecutive series of 18 patients with cervicothoracic hemivertebra...
July 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694598/successful-brace-treatment-of-scheuermann-s-kyphosis-with-different-angles
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Mohammad Reza Etemadifar, Mohammad Hossein Jamalaldini, Rasoul Layeghi
BACKGROUND: Scheuermann's disease is regarded as the most common cause of structural hyperkyphosis within adolescents without any proper treatment. It may lead to progressive deformity and back pain which influences patient's quality of life during adolescence and adulthood. Treatment approach to Scheuermann's kyphosis has not been clearly defined due to its different definitions and obscure natural history. The goal of treatment is not only to prevent progression but also to obtain permanent correction...
April 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693377/effect-of-floor-reaction-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-crouch-gait-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-what-can-be-expected
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Harald Böhm, Hösl Matthias, Frank Braatz, Leonhard Döderlein
BACKGROUND: Floor reaction ankle-foot orthoses are commonly prescribed to improve knee extension of children with cerebral palsy having crouch gait. Their effectiveness is debated. Therefore, the objective of this study is to optimize current prescription criteria for the improvement of crouch gait. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional interventional study. METHODS: A total of 22 patients with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, between 6 and 17 years, Gross Motor Function Classification System II-IV participated in this study...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692452/acetabular-protrusio-in-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-risk-factors-and-progression
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Junho Ahn, Erin Carter, Cathleen L Raggio, Daniel W Green
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder commonly associated with osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone fractures, bone deformities, and other clinical features. A frequent radiologic finding with OI is acetabular protrusio (AP). We hypothesized that AP develops in patients with OI over time. In addition, we hypothesized that AP also develops in patients with OI without radiographic evidence of AP on initial examination. METHODS: Medical records and radiographs of 55 patients (109 hips) diagnosed with OI evaluated at our institution were retrospectively reviewed...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687252/treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-with-a-hybrid-of-a-concave-magnetic-driver-mcgr-and-a-contralateral-passive-sliding-rod-construct-with-apical-control-preliminary-report-on-17-cases
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Simon T Skov, Sebastiaan P J Wijdicks, Cody Bünger, René M Castelein, Haisheng Li, Moyo C Kruyt
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Magnetic controlled growth rods (MCGRs) are increasingly popular for surgical treatment of severe early-onset scoliosis (EOS), because they allow non-invasive extensions with good growth maintenance. We combined a MCGR with a contralateral passive sliding rod construct with apical control on the convex side to improve efficiency in terms of costs and 3D correction. PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility, 3D correction, spinal growth and complications of the apical control MCGR/sliding rod hybrid...
July 4, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685857/biomechanical-simulations-of-costo-vertebral-and-anterior-vertebral-body-tethers-for-the-fusionless-treatment-of-pediatric-scoliosis
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Carl-Éric Aubin, Julien Clin, Jeremy Rawlinson
Compression-based fusionless tethers are an alternative to conventional surgical treatments of pediatric scoliosis. Anterior approaches place an anterior (ANT) tether on the anterolateral convexity of the deformed spine to modify growth. Posterior, or costo-vertebral (CV), approaches have not been assessed for biomechanical and corrective effectiveness. The objective was to biomechanically assess CV and ANT tethers using six patient-specific, finite element models of adolescent scoliotic patients (11.9 ± 0...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684147/knotless-transosseous-equivalent-rotator-cuff-repair-improves-biomechanical-self-reinforcement-without-diminishing-footprint-contact-compared-with-medial-knotted-repair
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Maxwell C Park, Alexander B Peterson, Michelle H McGarry, Chong J Park, Thay Q Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of medial-row knots on self-reinforcement and footprint contact characteristics for transosseous-equivalent repair compared with the same construct without knots. METHODS: In 8 fresh-frozen human shoulders, transosseous-equivalent repairs with and without medial-row mattress knots were performed in each specimen. A pressure sensor was fixed at the tendon-footprint interface for all repairs. Parameters measured included footprint contact area, force, and pressure...
July 3, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680138/investigation-of-thermally-induced-degradation-in-ch3nh3pbi3-perovskite-solar-cells-using-in-situ-synchrotron-radiation-analysis
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Nam-Koo Kim, Young Hwan Min, Seokhwan Noh, Eunkyung Cho, Gitaeg Jeong, Minho Joo, Seh-Won Ahn, Jeong Soo Lee, Seongtak Kim, Kyuwook Ihm, Hyungju Ahn, Yoonmook Kang, Hae-Seok Lee, Donghwan Kim
In this study, we employ a combination of various in-situ surface analysis techniques to investigate the thermally induced degradation processes in MAPbI3 perovskite solar cells (PeSCs) as a function of temperature under air-free conditions (no moisture and oxygen). Through a comprehensive approach that combines in-situ grazing-incidence wide-angle X-ray diffraction (GIWAXD) and high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HR-XPS) measurements, we confirm that the surface structure of MAPbI3 perovskite film changes to an intermediate phase and decomposes to CH3I, NH3, and PbI2 after both a short (20 min) exposure to heat stress at 100 °C and a long exposure (>1 hour) at 80 °C...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679994/multicentric-castleman-s-disease-with-multiple-hepatic-mass-lesions-mimicking-malignant-liver-tumors
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Toshimitsu Ueki, Masaru Nasuno, Hiroko Kaiume, Yuki Hiroshima, Masahiko Sumi, Masahide Watanabe, Dai Inoue, Yasufumi Masaki, Yasuharu Sato, Masaru Kojima, Hikaru Kobayashi
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) is a rare, non-malignant lymphoproliferative disorder. We report a case of MCD with multiple liver masses. A 26-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic anemia and hypoalbuminemia. Laboratory tests detected high CRP levels and findings indicative of polyclonal gammopathy. Abdominal CT revealed multiple hepatic large masses (≤10 cm) and partial calcification in the right lobe. Multiple enlarged lymph nodes were also identified in the cardiophrenic angle and porta hepatis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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