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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630937/high-precision-neural-decoding-of-complex-movement-trajectories-using-recursive-bayesian-estimation-with-dynamic-movement-primitives
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Guy Hotson, Ryan J Smith, Adam G Rouse, Marc H Schieber, Nitish V Thakor, Brock A Wester
Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are a rapidly progressing technology with the potential to restore function to victims of severe paralysis via neural control of robotic systems. Great strides have been made in directly mapping a user's cortical activity to control of the individual degrees of freedom of robotic end-effectors. While BMIs have yet to achieve the level of reliability desired for widespread clinical use, environmental sensors (e.g. RGB-D cameras for object detection) and prior knowledge of common movement trajectories hold great potential for improving system performance...
July 2016: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613063/-application-and-outlook-of-three-dimensional-printing-in-prosthetic-dentistry
#2
Y C Sun, R Li, Y S Zhou, Y Wang
At present, three-dimensional (3D) printing has been applied in many aspects in the field of prosthodontics, such as dental models, wax patterns, guide plates, dental restoration and customized implants. The common forming principles include light curing, sintering and melting-condensation, the materials include pure wax, resin, metal and ceramics. However, the printing precision and the strength of multi-material integrated forming, remains to be improved. In addition, as a technology by which the internal structure of a material can be customized manufacturing, further advantage of 3D printing used in the manufacture of dental restoration lies in the customization functional bionic micro-structures, but the related research is still in its infancy...
June 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581710/biotransformation-of-silver-released-from-nanoparticle-coated-titanium-implants-revealed-in-regenerating-bone
#3
Hua Geng, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Naomi Todd, Aine Devlin-Mullin, Katie L Moore, Zahra Golrokhi, James B Gilchrist, Eric Jones, Richard J Potter, Chris Sutcliffe, Marie O'Brien, David W L Hukins, Sarah Cartmell, Christopher A Mitchell, Peter D Lee
Antimicrobial silver nanoparticle coatings have attracted interest for reducing prosthetic joint infection. However, few studies report in vivo investigations of the biotransformation of silver nanoparticles within the regenerating tissue and its impact on bone formation. We present a longitudinal investigation of the osseointegration of silver nanoparticle-coated additive manufactured titanium implants in rat tibial defects. Correlative imaging at different time points using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), histomorphometry, and 3D X-ray microcomputed tomography provided quantitative insight from the nano- to macroscales...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578800/geometric-analysis-of-the-talus-and-development-of-a-generic-talar-prosthetic
#4
Alexandra Trovato, Marwan El-Rich, Samer Adeeb, Suki Dhillon, Nadr Jomha
BACKGROUND: Trauma to the talus can result in fracture, avascular necrosis and structural collapse. Treatment has been limited to surgical fusion and total ankle arthroplasty. Total ankle arthroplasty may not be an appropriate treatment for avascular necrosis while surgical fusion of the joint limits mobility. Custom-made implants have recently been used to address these limitations but have lengthy delays between injury and surgery and higher associated costs. A generic talar prosthesis available in various sizes may serve as a suitable alternative...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576006/the-role-of-welding-techniques-in-the-biomechanical-behavior-of-implant-supported-prostheses
#5
Sabrina Alessandra Rodrigues, Anna Gabriella Camacho Presotto, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Rafael Leonardo Xediek Consani, Mauro Antônio Arruda Nóbilo, Marcelo Ferraz Mesquita
This in vitro study investigated the role of welding techniques of implant-supported prostheses in the 2D and 3D marginal misfits of prosthetic frameworks, strain induced on the mini abutment, and detorque of prosthetic screws. The correlations between the analyzed variables were also investigated. Frameworks were cast in commercially pure titanium (cp-Ti). A marginal misfit of 200μm was simulated in the working models (control group) (n=20). The 2D marginal misfit was analyzed according to the single-screw test protocol using a precision optical microscope...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552791/three-dimensional-printing-technologies-applications-and-limitations-in-neurosurgery
#6
REVIEW
Josephine U Pucci, Brandon R Christophe, Jonathan A Sisti, Edward S Connolly
Three-dimensional (3D) printers are a developing technology penetrating a variety of markets, including the medical sector. Since its introduction to the medical field in the late 1980s, 3D printers have constructed a range of devices, such as dentures, hearing aids, and prosthetics. With the ultimate goals of decreasing healthcare costs and improving patient care and outcomes, neurosurgeons are utilizing this dynamic technology, as well. Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) can be translated into Stereolithography (STL) files, which are then read and methodically built by 3D Printers...
May 24, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510720/effects-of-a-3d-segmental-prosthetic-system-for-tricuspid-valve-annulus-remodelling-on-the-right-coronary-artery-a-human-cadaveric-coronary-angiography-study
#7
Mohsen Riki-Marishani, Arash Gholoobi, Ghasem Sazegar, Mathias H Aazami, Aria Hedjazi, Maryam Sajjadian, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Ahmad Aghaii-Zade Torabi
OBJECTIVES: A prosthetic system to repair secondary tricuspid valve regurgitation was developed. The conceptual engineering of the current device is based on 3D segmental remodelling of the tricuspid valve annulus in lieu of reductive annuloplasty. This study was designed to investigate the operational safety of the current prosthetic system with regard to the anatomical integrity of the right coronary artery (RCA) in fresh cadaveric human hearts. METHODS: During the study period, from January to April 2016, the current prosthetic system was implanted on the tricuspid valve annulus in fresh cadaveric human hearts that met the study's inclusion criteria...
May 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499302/-virtual-planning-of-prosthetic-treatment-of-the-orbit
#8
Johannes A Veit, Julia Thierauf, Kornelius Egner, Severin Wiggenhauser, Daniel Friedrich, Jens Greve, Patrick J Schuler, Thomas K Hoffmann, Alexander Schramm
Optimal positioning of bone-anchored implants in the treatment of patients with orbital prosthesis is challenging. The definition of implant axis as well as the positioning of the implants is important to prevent failures in prosthetic rehabilitation in these patients. We performed virtual planning of enossal implants at a base of a standard fan beam CT scan using the software CoDiagnostiX™ (DentalWings, Montréal, Canada). By 3D-printing a surgical guide for drilling and implant insertion was manufactured (Med-610™, Stratasys, Rehovot, Israel)...
May 12, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487630/analysis-of-interrelationships-among-voluntary-and-prosthetic-leg-joint-parameters-using-cyclograms
#9
Farahiyah Jasni, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Nor Elleeiana Mohd Syah, Tze Y Chung, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
The walking mechanism of a prosthetic leg user is a tightly coordinated movement of several joints and limb segments. The interaction among the voluntary and mechanical joints and segments requires particular biomechanical insight. This study aims to analyze the inter-relationship between amputees' voluntary and mechanical coupled leg joints variables using cyclograms. From this analysis, the critical gait parameters in each gait phase were determined and analyzed if they contribute to a better powered prosthetic knee control design...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480555/quantitation-of-valve-regurgitation-severity-by-three-dimensional-vena-contracta-area-is-superior-to-flow-convergence-method-of-quantitation-on-transesophageal-echocardiography
#10
Muaz M Abudiab, Chieh-Ju Chao, Shuang Liu, Tasneem Z Naqvi
BACKGROUND: Quantitation of regurgitation severity using the proximal isovelocity acceleration (PISA) method to calculate effective regurgitant orifice (ERO) area has limitations. Measurement of three-dimensional (3D) vena contracta area (VCA) accurately grades mitral regurgitation (MR) severity on transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). METHODS: We evaluated 3D VCA quantitation of regurgitant jet severity using 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in 110 native mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves and six prosthetic valves in patients with at least mild valvular regurgitation...
May 7, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474793/3d-printed-stretchable-tactile-sensors
#11
Shuang-Zhuang Guo, Kaiyan Qiu, Fanben Meng, Sung Hyun Park, Michael C McAlpine
The development of methods for the 3D printing of multifunctional devices could impact areas ranging from wearable electronics and energy harvesting devices to smart prosthetics and human-machine interfaces. Recently, the development of stretchable electronic devices has accelerated, concomitant with advances in functional materials and fabrication processes. In particular, novel strategies have been developed to enable the intimate biointegration of wearable electronic devices with human skin in ways that bypass the mechanical and thermal restrictions of traditional microfabrication technologies...
May 5, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464946/evaluating-the-biomechanical-effects-of-implant-diameter-in-case-of-facial-trauma-to-an-edentulous-atrophic-mandible-a-3d-finite-element-analysis
#12
Aysa Ayali, Kani Bilginaylar
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation using an implant supported overdenture with two implants inserted in the interforaminal region is the easiest and currently accepted treatment modality to increase prosthetic stabilization and patient satisfaction in edentulous patients. The insertion of implants to the weakend mandibular bone decreases the strength of the bone and may lead to fractures either during or after implant placement. The aim of this three dimensional finite element analysis (3D FEA) study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of implant diameter in case of facial trauma (2000 N) to an edentulous atrophic mandible with two implant supported overdenture...
May 2, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463314/surface-structural-damage-study-in-cortical-bone-due-to-medical-drilling
#13
Cesar G Tavera R, Manuel H De la Torre-I, Jorge M Flores-M, Ma Del Socorro Hernandez M, Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Manuel de J Briones-R, Jorge Sanchez-P
A bone's fracture could be produced by an excessive, repetitive, or sudden load. A regular medical practice to heal it is to fix it in two possible ways: external immobilization, using a ferule, or an internal fixation, using a prosthetic device commonly attached to the bone by means of surgical screws. The bone's volume loss due to this drilling modifies its structure either in the presence or absence of a fracture. To observe the bone's surface behavior caused by the drilling effects, a digital holographic interferometer is used to analyze the displacement surface's variations in nonfractured post-mortem porcine femoral bones...
May 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460543/biomechanical-evaluation-of-the-natural-abutment-teeth-in-combined-tooth-implant-supported-telescopic-prostheses-a-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis
#14
Yu Chen, Chao Wang, Yuanding Huang, Tianming Feng, Huawei Zou, Yubo Fan
Telescopic overdentures supported by the combination of natural teeth and implants have been thought a valuable treatment for the severely compromised partially edentulous patients. But the combination of teeth and implants involves highly complex biomechanical problems. This study is to evaluate biomechanical behaviors of the natural abutment teeth with the treatment of combined tooth-implant supported telescopic crown prostheses in mandible through 3D FEA. According to this study, the prosthetic option supported by a combination of teeth and implants and retained by double crowns could protect teeth and their periodontal support tissues acting as a rigid splint, and may be a valuable treatment option for partially edentulous patients with severely reduced remaining teeth in mandible...
May 1, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453004/implant-utilization-and-time-to-prosthetic-rehabilitation-in-conventional-and-advanced-fibular-free-flap-reconstruction-of-the-maxilla-and-mandible
#15
Richelle Chuka, Wael Abdullah, Jana Rieger, Suresh Nayar, Hadi Seikaly, Martin Osswald, Johan Wolfaardt
PURPOSE: Precisely designed jaw reconstruction rehabilitation (JRR) is important to the integrity of the jaw structure and oral functions. Advanced three-dimensional (3D) digital surgical design and simulation (SDS) techniques have the potential to reduce time to reconstructive and dental treatment completion, thereby promoting early functional oral rehabilitation. This study investigated the use of SDS in JRR procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on adult head and neck tumor (HNT) participants who completed JRR treatment with a fibular free flap (FFF) reconstruction...
May 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425209/identification-of-dynamic-load-for-prosthetic-structures
#16
Dequan Zhang, Xu Han, Zhongpu Zhang, Jie Liu, Chao Jiang, Nobuhiro Yoda, Xianghua Meng, Qing Li
Dynamic load exists in numerous biomechanical systems and its identification signifies a critical issue for characterizing dynamic behaviors and studying biomechanical consequence of the systems. This study aims to identify dynamic load in the dental prosthetic structures, namely three-unit implant-supported fixed partial denture (I-FPD) and teeth-supported fixed partial denture (T-FPD). The three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) models were constructed through patient's computerized tomography (CT) images...
April 20, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337223/emerging-perspectives-in-scaffold-for-tissue-engineering-in-oral-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Gabriele Ceccarelli, Rossella Presta, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella De Angelis, Saturnino Marco Lupi, Ruggero Rodriguez Y Baena
Bone regeneration is currently one of the most important and challenging tissue engineering approaches in regenerative medicine. Bone regeneration is a promising approach in dentistry and is considered an ideal clinical strategy in treating diseases, injuries, and defects of the maxillofacial region. Advances in tissue engineering have resulted in the development of innovative scaffold designs, complemented by the progress made in cell-based therapies. In vitro bone regeneration can be achieved by the combination of stem cells, scaffolds, and bioactive factors...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321991/atomic-layer-deposition-of-a-silver-nanolayer-on-advanced-titanium-orthopedic-implants-inhibits-bacterial-colonization-and-supports-vascularized-de-novo-bone-ingrowth
#18
Aine Devlin-Mullin, Naomi M Todd, Zahra Golrokhi, Hua Geng, Moritz A Konerding, Nigel G Ternan, John A Hunt, Richard J Potter, Chris Sutcliffe, Eric Jones, Peter D Lee, Christopher A Mitchell
Joint replacement surgery is associated with significant morbidity and mortality following infection with either methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Staphylococcus epidermidis. These organisms have strong biofilm-forming capability in deep wounds and on prosthetic surfaces, with 10(3) -10(4) microbes resulting in clinically significant infections. To inhibit biofilm formation, we developed 3D titanium structures using selective laser melting and then coated them with a silver nanolayer using atomic layer deposition...
June 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294202/navigation-in-implantology
#19
Insa Herklotz, Florian Beuer, Andreas Kunz, Detlef Hildebrand, Arndt Happe
The primary objective of implant insertion is optimal prosthetic implant positioning while simultaneously protecting sensitive anatomical structures. In this context, navigated implants show significantly better results than freehand-inserted implants. Computer-assisted navigation, in combination with three-dimensional (3D) imaging by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), is an ideal way to achieve higher predictability for successful implant therapy. Basically, one can distinguish between static navigation using templates, and direct dynamic navigation using optical transmission systems...
2017: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291855/guided-immediate-implant-placement-with-wound-closure-by-computer-aided-design-computer-assisted-manufacture-sealing-socket-abutment-case-report
#20
Gary Finelle, Sang J Lee
Digital technology has been widely used in the field of implant dentistry. From a surgical standpoint, computer-guided surgery can be utilized to enhance primary implant stability and to improve the precision of implant placement. From a prosthetic standpoint, computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology has brought about various restorative options, including the fabrication of customized abutments through a virtual design based on computer-guided surgical planning. This case report describes a novel technique combining the use of a three-dimensional (3D) printed surgical template for the immediate placement of an implant, with CAD/CAM technology to optimize hard and soft tissue healing after bone grafting with the use of a socket sealing abutment...
March 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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