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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911930/the-therapeutic-response-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-to-imatinib-treatment-assessed-by-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-histopathological-correlation
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Feng Pan, Jie Den, Chunfang Zhang, He Wang, Jin Cheng, Weizhen Wu, Nan Hong, Yi Wang
PURPOSE: To exploit the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI when evaluating the therapeutic response of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) to Imatinib in a mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice with xenografts bearing cells from the GIST-T1 cell line were randomly divided into a treated group receiving Imatinib and a control group. DWMRI scans with 14 b-values (0-1500 s/mm2) were performed before and after treatment (days 1, 3 and 7)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909665/autologous-osteophyte-grafting-for-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Takenori Akiyama, Ken Okazaki, Taro Mawatari, Satoshi Ikemura, Shunsuke Nakamura
Osteophytes are physiological bony outgrowths that develop at the margins of the articular surfaces during the progression of osteoarthritis; they are associated with active endochondral bone formation processes and expressions of various growth factors. We believe they could be a source of bone grafts as a result of a potentially strong osteoinductive effect. Moreover, osteophytes can be easily harvested by arthroscopy in patients undergoing open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OW-HTO) for medial unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908492/fragility-fractures-of-the-ankle-in-the-elderly-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-versus-tibio-talo-calcaneal-nailing-short-term-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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D Georgiannos, V Lampridis, I Bisbinas
INTRODUCTION: The management of ankle fractures in the elderly remains unpredictable, secondary to their various co-morbidities. Although tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) nailing has been an effective option for ankle arthrodesis due to ankle arthritis or Charcot arthropathy there are few reports regarding the use of TTC nail for the treatment of ankle fractures. PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to compare the results of ORIF versus TTC nailing for the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in the elderly...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906137/in-vitro-toxicity-of-carbon-nanotube-polylysine-colloids-to-colon-cancer-cells
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Alejandro Ansón-Casaos, Laura Grasa, Desirée Pereboom, José Emilio Mesonero, Alvaro Casanova, María Divina Murillo, María Teresa Martínez
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are thoroughly purified and dispersed in an aqueous solution of high molecular weight poly-L-lysine (pLlys). Human intestinal epithelial Caco-2/TC7 cells are incubated with the SWCNT dispersions in pLlys, and their effects on cell viability are studied by image flow cytometry. No significant changes are observed in the cell culture wells up to pLlys concentrations of 10 μg ml(-1). However, high mortality is detected at pLlys concentrations of 100 μg ml(-1). The presence of oxygen-free SWCNTs does not modify the effects of pLlys on cell cultures at any of the tested concentrations (≤1 μg ml(-1))...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906072/actrii-blockade-protects-mice-from-cancer-cachexia-and-prolongs-survival-in-the-presence-of-anti-cancer-treatments
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Shinji Hatakeyama, Serge Summermatter, Marie Jourdain, Stefan Melly, Giulia C Minetti, Estelle Lach-Trifilieff
BACKGROUND: Cachexia affects the majority of patients with advanced cancer and is associated with reduced treatment tolerance, response to therapy, quality of life, and life expectancy. Cachectic patients with advanced cancer often receive anti-cancer therapies against their specific cancer type as a standard of care, and whether specific ActRII inhibition is efficacious when combined with anti-cancer agents has not been elucidated yet. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated interactions between ActRII blockade and anti-cancer agents in CT-26 mouse colon cancer-induced cachexia model...
July 26, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904223/talocalcaneal-coalition-a-focus-on-radiographic-findings-and-sites-of-bridging
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Soon Hyuck Lee, Hyung Jun Park, Eui Dong Yeo, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Verifying the exact location of talocalcaneal (TC) coalition is important for surgery, but the complicated anatomy of the subtalar joint makes it difficult to visualize on radiographs. No study has used computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to verify the radiological characteristics of TC coalition or those of different facet coalitions. Therefore, this study verified the radiological findings used to identify TC coalitions and those of different facet coalitions using CT and MRI...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904219/results-of-a-compression-pin-alongwith-trochanteric-external-fixation-in-management-of-high-risk-elderly-intertrochanteric-fractures
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Aydın Arslan, Ali Utkan, Tuba Tulay Koca
BACKGROUND: External fixation is a well-known procedure for the management of intertrochanteric fractures in very elderly high-risk patients. A new compression pin that can be adapted to all fixators was designed to provide inter fragmentary compression. In the present study, its effects on the fracture stability and healing were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients treated using compression pin and thirty-six patients treated using standard pins were evaluated retrospectively between January 2009 and July 2014...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903977/dioscin-augments-hsv-tk-mediated-suicide-gene-therapy-for-melanoma-by-promoting-connexin-based-intercellular-communication
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Jianyong Xiao, Guangxian Zhang, Bin Li, Yingya Wu, Xijuan Liu, Yuhui Tan, Biaoyan Du
Suicide gene therapy is a promising strategy against melanoma. However, the low efficiency of the gene transfer technique can limit its application. Our preliminary data showed that dioscin, a glucoside saponin, could upregulate the expression of connexins Cx26 and Cx43, major components of gap junctions, in melanoma cells. We hypothesized that dioscin may increase the bystander effect of herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase/ganciclovir (HSV-tk/GCV) through increasing the formation of gap junctions. Further analysis showed that dioscin indeed could increase the gap junctional intercellular communication in B16 melanoma cells, resulting in more efficient GCV-induced bystander killing in B16tk cells...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903837/the-effect-of-army-vest-design-on-the-occurrence-of-stress-fractures-and-overuse-injuries-in-female-military-recruits
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Ezequiel Palmanovich, M Frankl, M Nyska, I Hetsroni, N Constantini, L Trejo, R Bechar, G Novak, Z Lankovsky, G Mann
INTRODUCTION: Stress fractures (SFs) occur when microdamage caused by repetitive mechanical load exceeds the biological load-bearing capacity of the bone. The study objective was to test whether a vest specifically designed and manufactured for female recruits, compared with the standard vest used on a regular basis by Border Police recruits, would reduce the incidence of SF in female Border Police recruits. Data based on reports of military personnel show that women are more likely to sustain SFs...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903299/arthroscopic-arthrodesis-for-ankle-arthritis-without-bone-graft
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Xiaojun Duan, Liu Yang, Li Yin
BACKGROUND: Ankle arthrodesis is considered by many to be the standard operative treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis. The purpose of this study was to perform a new technique for ankle joint surface and determine the outcome for the union rates of ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with posttraumatic arthritis, primary osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis were treated by ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis between May 2007 and December 2012...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903225/weight-bearing-joints-destruction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Takashi Imagama, Atsunori Tokushige, Kazushige Seki, Toshihiko Taguchi
In many cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) joints of the upper extremities are affected. However, involvement of weight bearing joints of the lower extremities is strongly associated with a decreased activities of daily living ability such as gait disorder. Once the progression of weight bearing joint destruction occurs, lower extremity function will decrease even if RA disease activity is improved by pharmacotherapy. In this article, we investigated joint destruction-suppressing effects of pharmacotherapy on the hip and knee joints, as well as risk factors for joint destruction...
November 30, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900190/prospective-12-month-functional-and-vocational-outcomes-of-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-as-part-of-an-evidence-based-hip-pain-rehabilitation-pathway-in-an-active-military-population
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A N Bennett, J Nixon, A Roberts, R Barker-Davies, R Villar, J M Houghton
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is common with an estimated prevalence of 10-15% among young active individuals. The natural history of the disorder is progression to early osteoarthritis. Hip arthroscopy is recommended if conservative treatments fail; however, outcomes are unclear, particularly in highly active populations. AIM: To evaluate the functional and vocational outcome of hip arthroscopy, as part of an evidence-based rehabilitation hip pain pathway, for the treatment of FAI in an active military population...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898852/horse-species-symposium-biomechanics-of-the-exercising-horse
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Hilary M Clayton
In spite of having large height and body mass, horses are cursorial animals with an extensive gait repertoire and considerable athletic abilities. The limbs have evolved so that the heavy musculature is confined to the proximal limbs while the distal limbs are light in weight with a single functional digit and long, lightweight tendons to move and support the distal joints. These adaptations reduce the moment of inertia and decrease the energy expended to protract and retract the limbs during locomotion. There is a division of labor between the forelimbs, which have a pillar-like construction specialized for weight bearing, and the hind limbs, in which the more angulated joints provide leverage for the generation of propulsion...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896394/the-orientation-of-the-surgical-epicondylar-axis-varies-in-varus-and-non-varus-knees-in-the-coronal-plane
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Yunjie Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang, Yunchao Shao, Qing Xia
PURPOSE: To investigate the orientations of the surgical epicondylar axis (SEA) of varus and non-varus knees in the coronal plane. METHODS: One-hundred and sixty-two knees from 81 Chinese patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were retrospectively investigated. The angle between the medial side of the femoral mechanical axis and the SEA (MA-SEA), as well as the physiological valgus angle, was measured in the coronal plane using three-dimensional reconstruction...
November 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895899/oxidatively-degradable-poly-thioketal-urethane-ceramic-composite-bone-cements-with-bone-like-strength
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Madison A P McEnery, Sichang Lu, Mukesh K Gupta, Katarzyna J Zienkiewicz, Joseph C Wenke, Kerem N Kalpakci, Daniel Shimko, Craig L Duvall, Scott A Guelcher
Synthetic bone cements are commonly used in orthopaedic procedures to aid in bone regeneration following trauma or disease. Polymeric cements like PMMA provide the mechanical strength necessary for orthopaedic applications, but they are not resorbable and do not integrate with host bone. Ceramic cements have a chemical composition similar to that of bone, but their brittle mechanical properties limit their use in weight-bearing applications. In this study, we designed oxidatively degradable, polymeric bone cements with mechanical properties suitable for bone tissue engineering applications...
2016: RSC Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895726/adenovirus-mediated-interleukin-21-gene-transfer-enhances-antitumor-immunity-and-reduces-tumorigenicity-of-hepa1-6-in-mice
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Jiyu Ju, Lina Wang, Dalin Di, Weiling Xiao, Meiyu Peng, Yishuai Liu, Xiaoyan Fu, Chunling Zhao, Xuebin Qin
In the present study, adenovirus-mediated interleukin 21 (Ad5-IL-21-EGFP) gene expression was induced in Hepa1-6 cells to investigate whether IL-21 was capable of enhancing antitumor immunity and reducing tumorigenicity of Hepa1-6 in a mouse model. Mice were inoculated intradermally into the right flank with Hepa1-6 cells or Hepa1-6 cells infected with Ad5 or Ad5-IL-21. Four weeks later, the mice were sacrificed humanely, and the tumor volume, tumor weight and mouse spleen index were measured. The levels of IL-21, IL-4 and interferon (IFN)-γ levels in mouse serum and tumor tissues were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895542/effect-of-tart-cherry-juice-on-recovery-and-next-day-performance-in-well-trained-water-polo-players
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Rachel McCormick, Peter Peeling, Martyn Binnie, Brian Dawson, Marc Sim
BACKGROUND: Tart Montmorency cherries contain high concentrations of phytochemicals and anthocyanins, which have recently been linked to improved athletic recovery and subsequent performance. To date however, previous work reporting promising results has focused on land-based endurance sports, with any potential benefits to team sports remaining unknown. As such, this investigation set-out to examine the effect of supplemental tart cherry juice (CJ) on recovery and next day athletic performance in highly-trained water-based team sport athletes over seven days...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894175/comparison-of-cable-method-and-miniaci-method-using-picture-archiving-and-communication-system-in-preoperative-planning-for-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Seong-Dae Yoon, GuoFeng Zhang, Hee-June Kim, Byoung-Joo Lee, Hee-Soo Kyung
Purpose: The purpose was to compare the accuracy of Miniaci method using picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with a cable method in high tibial osteotomy (HTO). Materials and Methods: This study analyzed 47 patients (52 knees) with varus deformity and medial osteoarthritis. From 2007 to 2013, patients underwent HTO using either a cable method (20 knees) or Miniaci method based on a PACS image (32 knees). In the cable method, the 62.5% point of the mediolateral tibial plateau width was located using an electrocautery cord under fluoroscopy (cable group)...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888844/mr-imaging-of-the-plantar-plate-normal-anatomy-turf-toe-and-other-injuries
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Caio Nery, Daniel Baumfeld, Hilary Umans, André F Yamada
The metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint complex is a weight-bearing structure important to the biomechanics of the standing position, walking, shoe wearing, and sport participation. Acute dorsiflexion injury of the first MTP joint, "turf toe," is common among American football and soccer players. The first and lesser MTP joint complexes can be affected by degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, infarct, and infection. These conditions can lead to plantar plate disruption. Imaging studies help physicians to properly diagnose and treat this condition...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888790/complication-assessment-and-prevention-strategies-using-midfoot-fusion-bolt-for-medial-column-stabilization-in-charcot-s-osteoarthropathy
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Alexander T Mehlhorn, Markus Walther, Niklas Iblher, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal
In Charcot's osteoarthropathy stabilization of the medial column of the foot was introduced in order to establish a stable foot and reduce the risk for amputation. This study was performed to analyze postoperative complications, define risk factors for those and develop strategies for prevention. Since bolt dislocation takes place frequently, it was aimed to predict an appropriate time point for bolt removal under the condition that osseous healing has occurred. Fourteen consecutive patients with neuroosteoarthropathy of the foot and arch collapse were treated with open reduction and stabilization using midfoot fusion bolt and lateral lag screws...
November 4, 2016: Foot
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