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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742686/bioengineering-a-human-face-graft-the-matrix-of-identity
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Jérôme Duisit, Louis Maistriaux, Adriano Taddeo, Giuseppe Orlando, Virginie Joris, Emmanuel Coche, Catherine Behets, Jan Lerut, Chantal Dessy, Giulio Cossu, Esther Vögelin, Robert Rieben, Pierre Gianello, Benoît Lengelé
OBJECTIVE: During the last decade, face allotransplantation has been shown to be a revolutionary reconstructive procedure for severe disfigurements. However, offer to patients remains limited due to lifelong immunosuppression. To move forward in the field, a new pathway in tissue engineering is proposed. BACKGROUND: Our previously reported technique of matrix production of a porcine auricular subunit graft has been translated to a human face model. METHODS: 5 partial and 1 total face grafts were procured from human fresh cadavers...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741597/motion-compensation-for-cone-beam-ct-using-fourier-consistency-conditions
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Martin Berger, Yan Xia, Wolfgang Aichinger, Katrin Mentl, Mathias Unberath, Andre Aichert, Christian Riess, Joachim Hornegger, Rebecca Fahrig, Andreas Konrad Maier
In cone-beam CT, involuntary patient motion and inaccurate or irreproducible scanner motion substantially degrades image quality. To avoid artifacts this motion needs to be estimated and compensated during image reconstruction. In previous work we showed that Fourier Consistency Conditions (FCC) can be used in fan-beam CT to estimate motion in the sinogram domain. This work extends the FCC to 3-D cone-beam CT. We derive an efficient cost function to compensate for 3-D motion using 2-D detector translations...
July 25, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741059/postoperative-follow-up-programs-improve-survival-in-curatively-resected-gastric-and-junctional-cancer-patients-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Leila Sisic, Moritz J Strowitzki, Susanne Blank, Henrik Nienhueser, Sara Dorr, Georg Martin Haag, Dirk Jäger, Katja Ott, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich, Thomas Schmidt
BACKGROUND: To date there is no evidence that more intensive follow-up after surgery for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma translates into improved survival. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of standardized surveillance by a specialized center after resection on survival. METHODS: Data of 587 patients were analyzed who underwent curative surgery for esophagogastric adenocarcinoma in our institution. Based on their postoperative surveillance, patients were assigned to either standardized follow-up (SFU) by the National Center for Tumor Diseases (SFU group) or individual follow-up by other physicians (non-SFU group)...
July 24, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740720/analysing-the-reasons-of-failure-of-surgical-mitral-repair-approaches-do-we-need-to-better-think-in-biomechanics
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Massimiliano Fraldi, Cristiano Spadaccio, Christos G Mihos, Francesco Nappi
The failure of mitral valve repair procedures revealed in the outcomes of the recent randomized studies is suggesting the necessity for a better understanding of the biomechanical mechanisms underlying the failure of the surgical approaches. Use of biomechanical modelling and finite element analysis (FEA) in cardiovascular research is an important aid in this context. In our group we developed a biomechanical model taking into account all the component of the mitral valve functional unit including the valve leaflets, the annulus, the papillary muscles, the chordae tendinea and the ventricular geometry...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740468/evolution-of-precision-medicine-and-surgical-strategies-for-bicuspid-aortic-valve-associated-aortopathy
#5
Ali Fatehi Hassanabad, Alex J Barker, David Guzzardi, Michael Markl, Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, Paul W M Fedak
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a common congenital cardiac malformation affecting 1-2% of people. BAV results from fusion of two adjacent aortic valve cusps, and is associated with dilatation of the aorta, known as bicuspid valve associated aortopathy. Bicuspid valve aortopathy is progressive and associated with catastrophic clinical events, such as aortic dissection and rupture. Therefore, frequent monitoring and early intervention with prophylactic surgical resection of the proximal aorta is often recommended...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739582/gain-modulation-as-a-mechanism-for-coding-depth-from-motion-parallax-in-macaque-area-mt
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HyungGoo R Kim, Dora E Angelaki, Gregory C DeAngelis
Observer translation produces differential image motion between objects that are located at different distances from the observer's point of fixation (motion parallax). However, motion parallax can be ambiguous with respect to depth sign (near vs. far), and this ambiguity can be resolved by combining retinal image motion with signals regarding eye movement relative to the scene. We have previously demonstrated that both extra-retinal and visual signals related to smooth eye movements can modulate the responses of neurons in area MT of macaque monkeys, and that these modulations generate neural selectivity for depth sign...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739474/traumatic-subaxial-cervical-facet-subluxation-and-dislocation-epidemiology-radiographic-analyses-and-risk-factors-for-spinal-cord-injury
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Ryan D Quarrington, Claire F Jones, Petar Tcherveniakov, Jillian M Clark, Simon J I Sandler, Yu Chao Lee, Shabnam Torabiardakani, John J Costi, Brian J C Freeman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Distractive-flexion injuries (DFIs) of the subaxial cervical spine are major contributors to spinal cord injury (SCI). Prompt assessment and early intervention of DFIs associated with SCI is crucial to optimize patient outcome; however, neurological examination of patients with subaxial cervical injury is often difficult, as patients commonly present with reduced levels of consciousness. Therefore, it is important to establish potential associations between injury epidemiology and radiographic features, and neurological involvement...
July 21, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736658/3d-reconstruction-of-cystoscopy-videos-for-comprehensive-bladder-records
#8
Kristen L Lurie, Roland Angst, Dimitar V Zlatev, Joseph C Liao, Audrey K Ellerbee Bowden
White light endoscopy is widely used for diagnostic imaging of the interior of organs and body cavities, but the inability to correlate individual 2D images with 3D organ morphology limits its utility for quantitative or longitudinal studies of disease physiology or cancer surveillance. As a result, most endoscopy videos, which carry enormous data potential, are used only for real-time guidance and are discarded after collection. We present a computational method to reconstruct and visualize a 3D model of organs from an endoscopic video that captures the shape and surface appearance of the organ...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736652/statistical-properties-of-dynamic-speckles-from-flowing-brownian-scatterers-in-the-vicinity-of-the-image-plane-in-optical-coherence-tomography
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Ivan Popov, Andrew Weatherbee, I Alex Vitkin
A closed-form analytical expression is obtained for the spatio-temporal correlation function of the scattered radiation detected in fiber-based optical coherence tomography (OCT), assuming a clean optical system arrangement in the OCT sample arm. It is shown that the transverse flow component causes purely translational speckle motion with the predicted speckle velocity 2x higher than the velocity of the flowing particles as would be observed in the image plane under incoherent illumination. It is also shown that both speckle velocity and speckle radius do not depend on the position of the scattering volume relative to the focal plane, hence the derived correlation function is independent of the position of the scattering volume relative to the focal plane...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736221/scaffold-curvature-mediated-novel-biomineralization-process-originates-a-continuous-soft-tissue-to-bone-interface
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Michael Paris, Andreas Götz, Inga Hettrich, Cécile M Bidan, John W C Dunlop, Hajar Razi, Ivo Zizak, Dietmar W Hutmacher, Peter Fratzl, Georg N Duda, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Amaia Cipitria
A myriad of shapes are found in biological tissues, often naturally evolved to fulfill a particular function. In the field of tissue engineering, substrate geometry influences cell behavior and tissue formation in-vitro, yet little is known how this translates to an in-vivo scenario. Here we investigate scaffold curvature-induced tissue growth, without additional growth factors or cells, in an ovine animal model. We show that soft tissue formation follows a curvature-driven tissue growth model. The highly organized endogenous soft matrix, potentially under mechanical strain, leads to a non-standard form of biomineralization, whereby the pre-existing organic matrix is mineralized without collagen remodeling and without an intermediate cartilage ossification phase...
July 20, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735764/bmp-2-7-heterodimer-strongly-induces-bone-regeneration-in-the-absence-of-increased-soft-tissue-inflammation
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Takashi Kaito, Tokimitsu Morimoto, Yuki Mori, Sadaaki Kanayama, Takahiro Makino, Shota Takenaka, Yusuke Sakai, Satoru Otsuru, Yoshichika Yoshioka, Hideki Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2/7 heterodimer is a stronger inducer of bone regeneration than individual homodimers. However, clinical application of its potent bone induction ability may be hampered if its use is accompanied by excessive inflammatory reactions. PURPOSE: We sought to quantitatively evaluate bone induction and inflammatory reactions by BMP heterodimer and corresponding BMP homodimers using ultra-high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and micro-computed tomography...
July 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733669/high-resolution-imaging-of-a-single-gliding-protofilament-of-tubulins-by-hs-afm
#12
Jakia Jannat Keya, Daisuke Inoue, Yuki Suzuki, Toshiya Kozai, Daiki Ishikuro, Noriyuki Kodera, Takayuki Uchihashi, Arif Md Rashedul Kabir, Masayuki Endo, Kazuki Sada, Akira Kakugo
In vitro gliding assay of microtubules (MTs) on kinesins has provided us with valuable biophysical and chemo-mechanical insights of this biomolecular motor system. Visualization of MTs in an in vitro gliding assay has been mainly dependent on optical microscopes, limited resolution of which often render them insufficient sources of desired information. In this work, using high speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM), which allows imaging with higher resolution, we monitored MTs and protofilaments (PFs) of tubulins while gliding on kinesins...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732770/pharmacologic-modeling-of-primary-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-dysfunction-in-zebrafish
#13
James Byrnes, Rebecca Ganetzky, Richard Lightfoot, Michael Tzeng, Eiko Nakamaru-Ogiso, Christoph Seiler, Marni J Falk
Mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) disease is a heterogeneous and highly morbid group of energy deficiency disorders for which no proven effective therapies exist. Robust vertebrate animal models of primary RC dysfunction are needed to explore the effects of variation in RC disease subtypes, tissue-specific manifestations, and major pathogenic factors contributing to each disorder, as well as their pre-clinical response to therapeutic candidates. We have developed a series of zebrafish (Danio rerio) models that inhibit, to variable degrees, distinct aspects of RC function, and enable quantification of animal development, survival, behaviors, and organ-level treatment effects on function as well as mitochondrial biochemistry and physiology...
July 18, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731408/defining-the-biological-basis-of-radiomic-phenotypes-in-lung-cancer
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Patrick Grossmann, Olya Stringfield, Nehme El-Hachem, Marilyn M Bui, Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, Chintan Parmar, Ralph Th Leijenaar, Benjamin Haibe-Kains, Philippe Lambin, Robert Gillies, Hugo Jwl Aerts
Medical imaging can visualize characteristics of human cancer noninvasively. Radiomics is an emerging field that translates these medical images into quantitative data to enable phenotypic profiling of tumors. While radiomics has been associated with several clinical endpoints, the complex relationships of radiomics, clinical factors, and tumor biology are largely unknown. To this end, we analyzed two independent cohorts of respectively 262 North American and 89 European patients with lung cancer, and consistently identified previously undescribed associations between radiomic imaging features, molecular pathways, and clinical factors...
July 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729428/fluorine-18-labeled-carboplatin-derivative-for-pet-imaging-of-platinum-drug-distribution
#15
Narottam Lamichhane, Gajanan K Dewkar, Sundaresan Gobalakrishnan, Li Wang, Purnima Jose, Muhammad Otabashi, Jean-Luc Morelle, Nicholas Farrell, Jamal Zweit
Increasing evidence indicates that reduced intracellular drug accumulation is the parameter most consistently associated with platinum drug resistance, and emphasizes the need to directly measure intra-tumor drug concentration. In the era of precision medicine and with the advent of powerful imaging and proteomics technologies, there is an opportunity to better understand drug resistance, by exploiting these techniques to provide new knowledge on drug-target interactions. Here, we are contributing to this endeavor by reporting on the development of a fluorine-18 labeled carboplatin derivative ((18)F-FCP) that can be used to potentially image drug uptake and retention, including intra-tumoral distribution, by positron emission tomography (PET)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727550/isar-imaging-of-high-speed-maneuvering-target-using-gapped-stepped-frequency-waveform-and-compressive-sensing
#16
Min-Seok Kang, Seung-Jae Lee, Seong-Hyeon Lee, Kyung-Tae Kim
In the case of a stepped-frequency waveform (SFW) inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) system, the translational motion (TM) of a target can be usually divided into two parts: 1) target motion within a pulse repetition interval (PRI), called the inter-pulse translational motion (IPTM) and 2) target motion between bursts, called the inter-burst translational motion (IBTM). The former induces severe blurring in the ISAR images as well as range-compressed data (i.e., range profile), and the latter also causes dramatic degradation of the ISAR image quality...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726968/evaluation-of-spectral-photon-counting-computed-tomography-k-edge-imaging-for-determination-of-gold-nanoparticle-biodistribution-in-vivo
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Salim Si-Mohamed, David P Cormode, Daniel Bar-Ness, Monica Sigovan, Pratap C Naha, Jean-Baptiste Langlois, Lara Chalabreysse, Philippe Coulon, Ira Blevis, Ewald Roessl, Klaus Erhard, Loic Boussel, Philippe Douek
Spectral photon counting computed tomography (SPCCT) is an emerging medical imaging technology. SPCCT scanners record the energy of incident photons, which allows specific detection of contrast agents due to measurement of their characteristic X-ray attenuation profiles. This approach is known as K-edge imaging. Nanoparticles formed from elements such as gold, bismuth or ytterbium have been reported as potential contrast agents for SPCCT imaging. Furthermore, gold nanoparticles have many applications in medicine, such as adjuvants for radiotherapy and photothermal ablation...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726923/robust-manufacturing-of-lipid-polymer-nanoparticles-through-feedback-control-of-parallelized-swirling-microvortices
#18
Michael J Toth, Taeyoung Kim, YongTae Kim
A variety of therapeutic and/or diagnostic nanoparticles (NPs), or nanomedicines, have been formulated for improved drug delivery and imaging applications. Microfluidic technology enables continuous and highly reproducible synthesis of NPs through controlled mixing processes at the micro- and nanoscale. Yet, the inherent low-throughput remains a critical roadblock, precluding the probable applications of new nanomedicines for clinical translation. Here we present robust manufacturing of lipid-polymer NPs (LPNPs) through feedback controlled operation of parallelized swirling microvortex reactors (SMRs)...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726116/a-computationally-efficient-method-for-hand-eye-calibration
#19
Zhiqiang Zhang, Lin Zhang, Guang-Zhong Yang
PURPOSE: Surgical robots with cooperative control and semiautonomous features have shown increasing clinical potential, particularly for repetitive tasks under imaging and vision guidance. Effective performance of an autonomous task requires accurate hand-eye calibration so that the transformation between the robot coordinate frame and the camera coordinates is well defined. In practice, due to changes in surgical instruments, online hand-eye calibration must be performed regularly. In order to ensure seamless execution of the surgical procedure without affecting the normal surgical workflow, it is important to derive fast and efficient hand-eye calibration methods...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726055/an-igrt-margin-concept-for-pelvic-lymph-nodes-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#20
M Groher, P Kopp, M Drerup, H Deutschmann, F Sedlmayer, Frank Wolf
PURPOSE: Gold-marker-based image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) of the prostate allows to correct for inter- and intrafraction motion and therefore to safely reduce margins for the prostate planning target volume (PTV). However, pelvic PTVs, when coadministered in a single plan (registered to gold markers [GM]), require reassessment of the margin concept since prostate movement is independent from the pelvic bony anatomy to which the lymphatics are usually referenced to. METHODS: We have therefore revisited prostate translational movement relative to the bony anatomy to obtain adequate margins for the pelvic PTVs compensating mismatch resulting from referencing pelvic target volumes to GMs in the prostate...
July 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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