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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297287/scaling-bioinformatics-applications-on-hpc
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Mike Mikailov, Fu-Jyh Luo, Stuart Barkley, Lohit Valleru, Stephen Whitney, Zhichao Liu, Shraddha Thakkar, Weida Tong, Nicholas Petrick
BACKGROUND: Recent breakthroughs in molecular biology and next generation sequencing technologies have led to the expenential growh of the sequence databases. Researchrs use BLAST for processing these sequences. However traditional software parallelization techniques (threads, message passing interface) applied in newer versios of BLAST are not adequate for processing these sequences in timely manner. METHODS: A new method for array job parallelization has been developed which offers O(T) theoretical speed-up in comparison to multi-threading and MPI techniques...
December 28, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243685/the-efficacy-of-short-6-mm-dental-implants-with-a-novel-thread-design
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Soheil Bechara, Tatjana Nimčenko, Ričardas Kubilius
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy of short (6 mm) implants with a novel macrostructure and thread design placed in a compromised bone situations of edentulous posterior regions of maxilla (3-4 mm of bone height under sinus floor) as compared to results of clinical situations treated with simultaneous maxillary sinus grafting and placement of long (≥10 mm) implants of the same company. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical cases of conducted clinical study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with compromised bone height in edentulous posterior regions of maxilla were randomly divided into two groups...
2017: Stomatologija
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228145/rejuvenating-the-face-an-analysis-of-100-absorbable-suture-suspension-patients
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Michael Patrick Ogilvie, Julius Warren Few, Shikhar Singh Tomur, Chad Michael Teven, Alec James Semersky, Caroline Regan Bruno, Natasha Tamagni Kulick
Background: Absorbable suture suspension (Silhouette InstaLift, Sinclair Pharma, Irvine, CA) is a novel, minimally invasive system that utilizes a specially manufactured synthetic suture to help address the issues of facial aging, while minimizing the risks associated with historic thread lifting modalities. Objectives: The purpose of the study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction of the absorbable suture suspension system in regards to facial rejuvenation and midface volume enhancement...
December 8, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180885/long-term-effect-of-the-insoluble-thread-lifting-technique
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Mototsugu Fukaya
Background: Although the thread-lifting technique for sagging faces has become more common and popular, medical literature evaluating its effects is scarce. Studies on its long-term prognosis are particularly uncommon. Patients and methods: One hundred individuals who had previously undergone insoluble thread-lifting were retrospectively investigated. Photos in frontal and oblique views from the first and last visits were evaluated by six female individuals by guessing the patients' ages...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079834/dynamic-pseudorotaxane-crystals-containing-metallocene-complexes
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Kai-Jen Chen, Pei-Lin Chen, Masaki Horie
Molecular machines and switches composed of flexible pseudorotaxanes respond to external stimuli, transducing incident energy into mechanical motions. This study presents thermo- and photoresponsive dynamic pseudorotaxane crystals composed of axle molecules containing ferrocene or ruthenocene groups threaded through dibenzo[24]crown-8 ether rings. The ruthenocene-containing pseudorotaxane exhibits a crystal-to-crystal thermal phase transition at 86 °C, which is much lower than that of the ferrocene-containing pseudorotaxane (128 °C)...
October 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028862/alternatives-to-standard-injectables-and-devices-for-rejuvenation
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Sabine Zenker
<p>INTRODUCTION: Looking at alternatives to standard injectables and devices for rejuvenation, typical indications for facial rejuvenation are poor skin quality, pigmentary changes, and the loss of shape. Looking for effective treatments for those indications in the aesthetic field, one can notice a kind of "retro"-trend: easy-to-perform, non- or minimally-invasive, low-investment-requiring procedures are regaining a lot of popularity. And, over time, those treatments are becoming well defined and far more specific...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915290/lifting-the-lower-face-with-an-absorbable-polydioxanone-pdo-thread
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Kian Karimi, Alexandra Reivitis
Traditional rejuvenation techniques include chemical peels, rhytidectomy of the skin, laser resurfacing, injection of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, and invasive surgical procedures. Patients with brow ptosis, jowl formation, and deepening nasolabial folds currently seek antiaging procedures with no incisions and minimal downtime such as thread-lifting with barbed sutures. The present report describes a case in which polydioxanone threads were used to lift the lower third of a patient's face. Fillers were used to supplement the results achieved by the thread lift because often, when tissue has been lifted, volume deficits are revealed, which can be corrected with dermal fillers...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863268/two-years-outcome-of-thread-lifting-with-absorbable-barbed-pdo-threads-innovative-score-for-objective-and-subjective-assessment
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Yasser Helmy Ali
BACKGROUND: Thread-lifting rejuvenation procedures have evolved again, with the development of absorbable threads. Although they have gained popularity among plastic surgeons and dermatologists, very few articles have been written in literature about absorbable threads. This study aims to evaluate two years' outcome of thread lifting using absorbable barbed threads for facial rejuvenation. METHODS: Prospective comparative stud both objectively and subjectively and follow-up assessment for 24 months...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632885/restoring-facial-symmetry-through-non-surgical-cosmetic-procedures-after-permanent-facial-paralysis-a-case-report
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Ali Sahan, Funda Tamer
Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567477/thread-lifting-a%C3%A2-minimally-invasive-surgical-technique-for-long-standing-facial-paralysis
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W J Choe, H D Kim, B H Han, J Kim
BACKGROUND: Chronic facial paralysis induces degenerative facial muscle changes on the involved side, thus, making the individual seem as older than their actual age. Furthermore, contralateral facial hypertrophy aggravates facial asymmetry. A thread-lifting procedure has been used widely for correction of a drooping or wrinkled face due to the aging process. In addition, botulinum toxin injection can be used to reduce facial hypertrophy. The aim of study was to evaluate the effectiveness of thread lifting with botulinum toxin injection for chronic facial paralysis...
November 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549872/facial-thread-lifting-with-suture-suspension
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Joana de Pinho Tavares, Carlos Augusto Costa Pires Oliveira, Rodolfo Prado Torres, Fayez Bahmad
INTRODUCTION: The increased interest in minimally-invasive treatments, such as the thread lifting, with lower risk of complications, minimum length of time away from work and effectiveness in correcting ptosis and aging characteristics has led many specialists to adopt this technique, but many doubts about its safety and effectiveness still limit its overall use. OBJECTIVE: To analyze data published in the literature on the durability of results, their effectiveness, safety, and risk of serious adverse events associated with procedures using several types of threading sutures...
May 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430736/vertical-lifting-a-new-optimal-thread-lifting-technique-for-asians
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Seung Hoon Kang, Eun Jung Byun, Hei Sung Kim
BACKGROUND: With the evolution of facial rejuvenation methods, thread lifts have gained popularity among patients who seek cosmetic improvement. Absorbable wedge-shaped polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are currently available, and they are extremely popular in the aesthetic clinics in Korea. In case of midface and mandibular jowl lift, threads are most often inserted in an oblique manner with vectors of rejuvenation directed toward the temple. However, specific characteristics of skeletal anatomy should be considered when deciding which technique to use in Asians...
October 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207597/implant-anchorage-in-the-nasopalatine-canal-for-the-rehabilitation-of-severely-atrophic-maxilla
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Pâmela Leticia Dos Santos, Gustavo Henrique Souza Silva, Raquel Damazia da Silva, Fernanda Rayssa Da Silva Pereira, Jéssica Lemos Gulinelli
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the clinical case of implant placement in the nasopalatine canal as an aid for atrophic maxilla rehabilitation. CASE REPORT: The surgical procedure was carried out in 2 stages, the first part consisted of a surgery to lift the maxillary sinus membrane associated with the xenogeneic bone placement and the second part consisted of the surgery for the implants placement, both under local anesthesia. A number of seven osseointegrated implants were placed in the maxilla, one was anchored in the nasopalatine canal region after having its neurovascular content emptied by means of the use of drill threads of the implant system...
April 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042432/upper-full-arch-rehabilitation-with-sinus-by-pass-with-tilted-implants-via-tapered-threaded-expanders-in-low-density-bone-a-clinical-trial
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M Andreasi Bassi, C Andrisani, S Lico, Z Ormanier, C Arcuri
PURPOSE: In the present paper the use of tapered-screw bone expanders (TSBEs) is proposed, in combination with the placement of tilted implants, in close proximity to the anterior sinus wall, solving the problem of the reduced height of the alveolar bone in the sub-antral area. The Authors present a case series of full-arch rehabilitations performed with this procedure named: Tilted Implant Expansion Osteotomy (TIEO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 12 patients (5 males and 7 females, average age 58...
April 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033643/suspension-threads
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Elen C D J De Masi, Flávia D J De Masi, Roberta D J De Masi
Suture threads are a minimally invasive surgical technique for facial rejuvenation. Its use was initiated by Sulamanidze et al with propylene after Serdev introduced suture with polycaproamide; however, these types of suture increased inflammatory reaction. For correction of the aging face, surgeons are devising more procedures with fewer incisions and shorter postoperative recovery periods. Many of these procedures use absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures in the dermis and subcutis to lift lax skin. The polydioxanone suture is currently a great option for antiaging treatment, because besides the ease of applicability and good results, it also has a low incidence of adverse reactions...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858210/novel-effective-and-repeatedly-available-ring-thread-counter-traction-for-safer-colorectal-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Noriko Nishiyama, Shintaro Fujihara, Tae Matsunaga, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND: Although several methods to create an effective counter traction for safer endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have been reported, these methods do not overcome problems regarding delivery and ease of use. This randomized prospective study assessed the usefulness of ring-shaped thread counter traction, which not only allowed the safer colorectal ESD but also the easiest and lower cost counter traction without any special devices. METHODS: Forty-five patients diagnosed with colorectal lateral spreading tumors over 20 mm were allocated to the conventional ESD group (CE) (n = 22) and the ring-shaped thread counter traction ESD group (RE) (n = 21)...
July 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757338/the-home-made-biostimulating-thread-lift
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Michelangelo Vestita, Angela Filoni, Domenico Bonamonte, Giuseppe Giudice
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text.
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748691/investigation-on-the-cutaneous-change-induced-by-face-lifting-monodirectional-barbed-polydioxanone-thread
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Jihee Kim, Zhenlong Zheng, Heesu Kim, Kyung Ae Nam, Kee Yang Chung
BACKGROUND: Owing to its potentially greater mechanical force on the implanted tissue, barbed thread is frequently used in face-lifting procedures. However, the long-term durability thereof remains controversial. Moreover, reports on underlying histologic and molecular changes resulting from face-lifting procedures are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate histologic and molecular changes induced by absorbable, barbed face-lifting thread in an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fragments of monofilament, monodirectionally barbed polydioxanone thread were implanted in dorsal skin from 12 guinea pigs...
January 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504362/an-innovative-method-of-assessing-the-mechanical-axis-deviation-in-the-lower-limb-in-standing-position
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Jagannath Kamath, Raja Shekar Danda, Nikil Jayasheelan, Rohit Singh
INTRODUCTION: Various methods of measuring mechanical axis deviation of lower limb have been described including radiographic and CT scanogram, intraoperative fluoroscopy with the use of an electrocautery cord. These methods determine the mechanical axis in a supine, non-weight bearing position. Although long cassette standing radiographic view is used for the purpose but is not available at most centres. A dynamic method of determining the mechanical axis in a weight bearing position was devised in this study...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27359200/mycobacterium-massiliense-infection-after-thread-lift-insertion
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Jung Jin Shin, Ji Hyun Park, Ji Min Lee, Hwa Jung Ryu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
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