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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790437/meniscal-ossicles-as-micro-ct-imaging-biomarker-in-a-rodent-model-of-antigen-induced-arthritis-a-synchrotron-based-x-ray-pilot-study
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Sandro Donato, Serena Pacilè, Federico Colombo, Chiara Garrovo, Simeone Dal Monego, Paolo Macor, Giuliana Tromba, Stefania Biffi
It is increasingly recognized that early detection of bone erosion plays an important role in the overall evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis and in the choice of the correct treatment approach. Since an appropriate use of imaging biomarkers in preclinical settings offers the prospect of smaller and optimized sample size, in the present study we define an anatomical imaging biomarker that could be objectively measured from micro-CT imaging data as an indicator of bone erosion in arthritis process. The well-characterized antigen-induced arthritis (AIA) model in rats was used...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769615/non-destructive-morphological-observations-of-the-fleshy-brittle-star-asteronyx-loveni-using-micro-computed-tomography-echinodermata-ophiuroidea-euryalida
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Masanori Okanishi, Toshihiko Fujita, Yu Maekawa, Takenori Sasaki
The first morphological observation of a euryalid brittle star, Asteronyx loveni, using non-destructive X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT) was performed. The body of euryalids is covered by thick skin, and it is very difficult to observe the ossicles without dissolving the skin. Computed tomography with micrometer resolution (approximately 4.5-15.4 µm) was used to construct 3D images of skeletal ossicles and soft tissues in the ophiuroid's body. Shape and positional arrangement of taxonomically important ossicles were clearly observed without any damage to the body...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737157/oral-neoplasms-in-pickhandle-barracuda-sphyraena-jello-from-india
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V Singaravel, A Gopalakrishnan, K Raja, R Vijayakumar, S Asrafuzzaman
We report the spontaneous occurrence of oral neoplasms in pickhandle barracuda Sphyraena jello Cuvier, 1829 from Parangipettai, on the southeast coast of India. A total of 11736 fish were examined, of which 43 were affected with oral tumours, with an overall prevalence of 0.37%. Gross and clinical symptoms included reddish to grayish-white distended tumourous growths on the gingiva, intra-oral bones and tongue. The tumours exhibited delayed eruption and intra- or extra-oral swelling, varied in consistency from extremely firm to fleshy and released mucinous material...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717576/demodulation-of-quasi-quadrature-interferometric-signals-for-use-in-the-totally-implantable-hearing-aids
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Milos C Tomic, Zoran V Djinovic, Slobodan J Petricevic
We propose and experimentally prove an algorithm for demodulation of interferometric signals, modified for use in a totally implantable hearing aid device. A fiber optic configuration, which generates two quasi-quadrature signals by a passive 3x3 coupler, for a non-contact detection of the middle ear ossicle vibration is employed. We simulated the ossicle vibration and large movements and demonstrated the effectiveness of the algorithm to compensate changes of the signal DC values and the phase shift introduced by the coupler...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714118/body-wall-structure-in-the-starfish-asterias-rubens
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Liisa M Blowes, Michaela Egertová, Yankai Liu, Graham R Davis, Nick J Terrill, Himadri S Gupta, Maurice R Elphick
The body wall of starfish is composed of magnesium calcite ossicles connected by collagenous tissue and muscles and it exhibits remarkable variability in stiffness, which is attributed to the mechanical mutability of the collagenous component. Using the common European starfish Asterias rubens as an experimental animal, here we have employed a variety of techniques to gain new insights into the structure of the starfish body wall. The structure and organisation of muscular and collagenous components of the body wall were analysed using trichrome staining...
September 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714106/prevalence-and-distribution-of-sesamoid-bones-and-accessory-ossicles-of-the-foot-as-determined-by-digital-tomosynthesis
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Bon San Koo, Yoonah Song, Seunghun Lee, Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Il-Hoon Sung, Jae-Bum Jun
We previously reported that digital tomosynthesis (DTS) is a reliable tool for evaluating bony structures of the hand. The current study aimed to identify the prevalence and distribution of sesamoid bones and accessory ossicles of the foot using DTS and to compare the results to those of conventional radiography (CR). Foot images (DTS, 213; CR, 44) of 213 patients taken at a tertiary hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Sesamoid bones were identified in the metatarsaophalangeal (MTP), distal interphalangeal (DIP) and interphalangeal (IP) joints of the great (I), second (II), third (III), fourth (IV), and fifth (V) toes...
July 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706834/screw-fixation-of-os-acetabuli-an-arthroscopic-technique
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Adrián Cuéllar, Xabier Albillos, Asier Cuéllar, Ricardo Cuéllar
An os acetabuli (OA) increases the contact area and surface area of the acetabulum and is important to maintain congruity of the hip joint. Thus preservation of this ossicle is important to prevent loss of contact area and ensure containment of the femoral head. We describe an all-arthroscopic approach to the fixation of OA with a compression screw. Initially, the fibrous tissue is debrided between the acetabular rim and the OA, a guidewire is placed through the OA up to the acetabular rim, and a screw is inserted over the wire...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684743/inner-ear-ossification-and-mineralization-kinetics-in-human-embryonic-development-microtomographic-and-histomorphological-study
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Céline Richard, Guillaume Courbon, Norbert Laroche, Jean Michel Prades, Laurence Vico, Luc Malaval
Little is known about middle and inner ear development during the second and third parts of human fetal life. Using ultra-high resolution Microcomputed Tomography coupled with bone histology, we performed the first quantitative middle and inner ear ossification/mineralization evaluation of fetuses between 17 and 39 weeks of gestational age. We show distinct ossification paces between ossicles, with a belated development of the stapes. A complete cochlear bony covering is observed within the time-frame of the onset of hearing, whereas distinct time courses of ossification for semicircular canal envelopes are observed in relation to the start of vestibular functions...
July 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680629/an-isolated-traumatic-fracture-of-the-malleus-handle
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Sertac Yetiser
Traumatic fracture of the malleus handle without tympanic membrane perforation is a rare incidence. Diagnosis of conductive hearing loss can only be confirmed with manipulation of the ossicles under sedation as computerized tomography is not informative. We present a 39-year-old lady with Q-tip injury when she get sudden phone call.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680503/adenomatous-tumors-of-the-middle-ear-a-literature-review
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Flavia Amarante Cardoso, Eduardo Machado Rossi Monteiro, Livia Bernardi Lopes, Marianna Novaes da Costa Avila, Bernardo Oliveira Scarioli
Introduction  Neuroendocrine adenomas of the middle ear (NAME) are uncommon causes of middle ear masses. Mostly limited to case reports and small series, the literature is poor in providing an overall assessment of these tumors. Objective  To review the current literature about all aspects of the disease, including its etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. Data Synthesis  The pathogenesis of adenomatous tumors of the middle ear is not clear yet. One potential explanation is that an undifferentiated pluripotent endodermal stem cell may still be present in the middle ear mucosal surface, and may be the origin of the tumors...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680493/study-of-various-prognostic-factors-affecting-successful-myringoplasty-in-a-tertiary-care-centre
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Kripa Dangol, Rakesh Prasad Shrivastav
Introduction  Myringoplasty is a commonly performed otologic surgery. Objectives  The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of prognostic factors like - size, site of perforation, status of operating ear, approach, status of contralateral ear, experience of surgeon, primary or revision myringoplasty, and smoking in graft uptake, as well as to evaluate the hearing results after myringoplasty. Methods  This is a prospective study. We included in our sample patients aged over 13 years with a Tubotympanic Chronic Otitis Media diagnosis...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680491/relation-between-ossicular-erosion-and-destruction-of-facial-and-lateral-semicircular-canals-in-chronic-otitis-media
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Suphi Bulğurcu, İlker Burak Arslan, Bünyamin Dikilitaş, İbrahim Çukurova
Introduction  Chronic otitis media can cause multiple middle ear pathogeneses. The surgeon should be aware of relation between ossicular chain erosion and other destructions because of the possibility of complications. Objective  This study aimed to investigate the rates of ossicular erosion in cases of patients with and without facial nerve canal destruction, who had undergone mastoidectomy due to chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma. Methods  We retrospectively analyzed three hundred twenty-seven patients who had undergone tympanomastoidectomy between April 2008 and February 2014...
July 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656622/a-population-level-atlas-of-mus-musculus-craniofacial-skeleton-and-automated-image-based-shape-analysis
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A Murat Maga, Nicholas J Tustison, Brian B Avants
Laboratory mice are staples for evo/devo and genetics studies. Inbred strains provide a uniform genetic background to manipulate and understand gene-environment interactions, while their crosses have been instrumental in studies of genetic architecture, integration and modularity, and mapping of complex biological traits. Recently, there have been multiple large-scale studies of laboratory mice to further our understanding of the developmental basis, evolution, and genetic control of shape variation in the craniofacial skeleton (i...
September 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656159/the-prevalence-of-unanticipated-hamate-hook-abnormalities-in-computed-tomography-scans-a-retrospective-study
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Silke A Spit, Stéphanie J E Becker, Michiel G J S Hageman, David Ring
BACKGROUND: It is possible that some hamate hook fractures are not diagnosed or treated, thereby affecting the study of their natural history. Study of the prevalence of incidental hamate hook fractures, nonunions, and other abnormalities on computed tomography (CT) ordered for another reason could document a subset of undiagnosed and untreated hamate hook fractures which might change our understanding about the natural history. METHODS: Reports of 2489 hand, wrist, and forearm CT scans for hamate hook abnormalities were searched...
May 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636731/correlation-among-external-auditory-canal-anomaly-temporal-bone-malformation-and-hearing-levels-in-patients-with-microtia
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Kun Chen, Liu Liu, Runjie Shi, Peihua Wang, Dong Chen, Hua Xiao
We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the relationship between external auditory canal (EAC) anomaly, temporal bone abnormality, and hearing levels using objective scoring systems in Chinese patients with microtia. The study population consisted of 106 ears of 94 Chinese patients (67 male and 27 female) aged 5 to 45 years (mean: 12.6) with microtia. The EAC abnormalities were classified into 4 types according to Schuknecht's criteria: type A, type B, type C, and type D. Developmental anomalies of the temporal bone were evaluated by Jahrsdoerfer computed tomography (CT) scoring system using high-resolution CT scans of the temporal bone...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608748/tympanic-membrane-and-ossicular-sparing-modified-lateral-temporal-bone-resection
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Yaser Ghavami, Yarah M Haidar, Marlon Maducdoc, Tjoson Tjoa, Omid Moshtaghi, Harrison W Lin, Hamid R Djalilian
A modified lateral temporal bone resection (mLTBR) is a unique technique that spares the tympanic membrane (TM) and ossicles in select patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa). The records of 5 patients with SCCa of the temporal bone with negative frozen-section biopsy at the tympanic annulus were reviewed. The mean follow-up time for the patients was 29.2 months. One patient received postoperative radiation due to cervical nodal extracapsular spread. All patients were recurrence free as of the most recent follow-up (range, 8-50 months)...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607883/evaluation-of-requirements-for-staging-the-procedure-of-reconstruction-of-middle-ear-after-canal-wall-down-mastoidectomy
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C Ravishankar, R K Datta
Cholesteatoma is a progressive destructive ear disease which can affect any age group. It has been found to be more severe in children and young adults. It erodes the surrounding bone of middle ear, mastoid and ossicles. It causes partial to total deafness, unpleasant smelling discharge, pain, tinnitus, vertigo and facial paralysis. It can even cause meningitis, brain abscess and death. The post-operative outcome of hearing, and the state of the reconstructed middle-ear cavity after concurrent and staged reconstruction of middle ear after canal wall down mastoidectomy was studied in 30 ears with middle-ear cholesteatoma...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603080/a-novel-auditory-ossicles-membrane-and-the-development-of-conductive-hearing-loss-in-dmp1-null-mice
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Kun Lv, Haiyang Huang, Xing Yi, Mark E Chertoff, Chaoyuan Li, Baozhi Yuan, Robert J Hinton, Jian Q Feng
Genetic mouse models are widely used for understanding human diseases but we know much less about the anatomical structure of the auditory ossicles in the mouse than we do about human ossicles. Furthermore, current studies have mainly focused on disease conditions such as osteomalacia and rickets in patients with hypophosphatemia rickets, although the reason that these patients develop late-onset hearing loss is unknown. In this study, we first analyzed Dmp1 lac Z knock-in auditory ossicles (in which the blue reporter is used to trace DMP1 expression in osteocytes) using X-gal staining and discovered a novel bony membrane surrounding the mouse malleus...
June 8, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601531/sheep-as-a-large-animal-ear-model-middle-ear-ossicular-velocities-and-intracochlear-sound-pressure
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Dominik Péus, Ivo Dobrev, Lukas Prochazka, Konrad Thoele, Adrian Dalbert, Andreas Boss, Nicolas Newcomb, Rudolf Probst, Christof Röösli, Jae Hoon Sim, Alexander Huber, Flurin Pfiffner
Animals are frequently used for the development and testing of new hearing devices. Dimensions of the middle ear and cochlea differ significantly between humans and commonly used animals, such as rodents or cats. The sheep cochlea is anatomically more like the human cochlea in size and number of turns. This study investigated the middle-ear ossicular velocities and intracochlear sound pressure (ICSP) in sheep temporal bones, with the aim of characterizing the sheep as an experimental model for implantable hearing devices...
August 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593576/treatment-of-osgood-schlatter-disease-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
E Circi, Y Atalay, T Beyzadeoglu
BACKGROUND: Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a self-limiting condition which occurs commonly in adolescence. PURPOSE: The objective of this article is to review published literature regarding pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of OSD. METHODS: A search of the literature was performed on the electronic databases PubMed, Cochrane and SCOPUS databases between 1962 and 2016 for pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease...
June 7, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
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