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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091493/ten-year-minimum-follow-up-of-4-corner-fusion-for-slac-and-snac-wrist
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Purnell Traverso, Anselm Wong, Ronit Wollstein, Lois Carlson, Duffield Ashmead, H Kirk Watson
BACKGROUND: Scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) of the wrist is the most common degenerative condition of the wrist. Four-corner fusion (4CF) is performed as salvage surgery, though there is limited information on its long-term results. We hypothesized that 4CF is a durable surgery with good clinical long-term function. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients undergoing 4CF as well as an interview and recent radiographs were obtained. Patients with a follow-up period of less than 10 years were excluded...
November 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898061/postsynthetic-modification-of-bacterial-peptidoglycan-using-bioorthogonal-n-acetylcysteamine-analogs-and-peptidoglycan-o-acetyltransferase-b
#2
Yiben Wang, Klare M Lazor, Kristen E DeMeester, Hai Liang, Tyler K Heiss, Catherine L Grimes
Bacteria have the natural ability to install protective postsynthetic modifications onto its bacterial peptidoglycan (PG), the coat woven into bacterial cell wall. Peptidoglycan O-acetyltransferase B (PatB) catalyzes the O-acetylation of PG in Gram (-) bacteria, which aids in bacterial survival, as it prevents autolysins such as lysozyme from cleaving the PG. We explored the mechanistic details of PatB's acetylation function and determined that PatB has substrate specificity for bioorthgonal short N-acetyl cysteamine (SNAc) donors...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859830/social-network-analysis-based-classifier-snac-a-case-study-on-time-course-gene-expression-data
#3
Serkan Üçer, Yunuscan Koçak, Tansel Ozyer, Reda Alhajj
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Social Network Analysis is an attractive approach to model and analyze complex networks. In recent years, several bioinformatics related networks have been modeled and analyzed thoroughly using social network analysis. The objective of this study is to build a social network analysis based classifier for time sequential data. METHODS: In this work, we model a genomic time sequential data as a 'social' network of interactions. We define interactions as similarity of patients' measurements...
October 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832197/does-a-comparison-view-improve-the-reliability-of-staging-wrist-osteoarthritis
#4
Paul W L Ten Berg, Tessa Drijkoningen, Thierry G Guitton, David Ring
BACKGROUND: Radiological grading of wrist osteoarthritis associated with scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) can be difficult. A comparison radiograph of the contralateral healthy wrist and an educational training in the various SNAC stages may improve reliability. Our purposes were to evaluate the difference in the reliability: (1) between observers who rate SNAC wrists with and without a comparison radiograph; and (2) between observers who receive training prior to ratings and those who do not...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809638/-four-corner-arthrodesis-of-the-wrist-with-dorsal-circular-plate-a-retrospective-monocentric-study
#5
T Zatrapa, D Veigl, J Pech, I Landor, M Šimková
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our study aimed to evaluate a group of patients who in the period from 2005 to 2014 underwent a four-corner arthrodesis of the wrist in our department. We also wanted to verify the hypothesis as to whether the use of conventional dorsal plate without the application of bone grafts leads to comparable results as the use of dorsal locking plates and routine application of bone grafts. MATERIAL AND METHODS Throughout the years 2005 to 2014 the four-corner arthrodesis of the wrist was performed in our department in a total of 62 patients, in two cases bilaterally...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791454/-midcarpal-partial-arthrodesis-with-locking-plate-osteosynthesis
#6
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J-F Hernekamp, U Kneser, T Kremer, B Bickert
OBJECTIVE: Preservation of residual mobility and pain reduction in the wrist in advanced carpal collapse (scapholunate advanced collapse, SLAC or scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse, SNAC). INDICATIONS: Advanced osteoarthritis of the radiocarpal and intercarpal articulations, SLAC/SNAC stages 2-3. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Arthrotic alterations to the proximal joint surface of the lunate bone or the corresponding joint surface of the radius (lunate fossa)...
August 8, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776695/three-stress-responsive-nac-transcription-factors-from-populus-euphratica-differentially-regulate-salt-and-drought-tolerance-in-transgenic-plants
#7
Xin Lu, Xiaofei Zhang, Hui Duan, Conglong Lian, Weilun Yin, Xinli Xia
Stress-responsive NAM, ATAF1/2 and CUC2 (SNAC) genes are being used to alter stress tolerance in Arabidopsis or grasses through genetic engineering. However, limited reports are available about the functional characteristics of SNAC in trees. In this study, three putative NAC proteins were identified from Populus euphratica. PeNAC034 and PeNAC045 were classified into the ATAF subgroup andPeNAC036 into the ANAC072 subgroup. These three SNAC transcription factors were localized in the nucleus and contained the transcription activation domain in their C-terminal...
August 4, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756188/long-term-outcomes-of-proximal-row-carpectomy-a-series-of-62-cases
#8
B Chedal-Bornu, D Corcella, A Forli, F Moutet, M Bouyer
The aim of this study was to determine and analyze the functional and radiographic outcomes after proximal row carpectomy (PRC). We hypothesized that this surgery could restore wrist mobility and function in case of radiocarpal osteoarthritis or severe carpal trauma. Sixty-two patients who had undergone PRC were included in this study: 44 patients with wrist osteoarthritis (11 SNAC, 24 SLAC, 3 Kienböck's disease, 6 other) and 18 patients with severe carpal trauma. Each patient underwent clinical (pain, range of motion, grip strength, functional scores) and radiographic evaluations...
October 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719468/etv6-gene-rearrangements-characterize-a-morphologically-distinct-subset-of-sinonasal-low-grade-non-intestinal-type-adenocarcinoma-a-novel-translocation-associated-carcinoma-restricted-to-the-sinonasal-tract
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Simon Andreasen, Alena Skálová, Abbas Agaimy, Justin A Bishop, Jan Laco, Ilmo Leivo, Alessandro Franchi, Stine R Larsen, Daiva Erentaite, Benedicte P Ulhøi, Christian von Buchwald, Linea C Melchior, Michal Michal, Katalin Kiss
Low-grade sinonasal adenocarcinomas (low-grade SNACs) of the sinonasal tract comprise a poorly characterized and histologically heterogeneous group of tumors. We describe three cases of a histologically distinct variant of low-grade SNAC characterized by ETV6 gene rearrangements. The patients included 2 women (aged 32 and 88 y) and a man (aged 75 y); all were initially treated with surgery alone. Follow-up ranged from 9 to 170 months with one patient having 2 local recurrences and none experiencing distant or regional metastases...
November 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645024/prevalence-of-depression-comparisons-of-different-depression-definitions-in-population-based-samples-of-older-adults
#10
Linnea Sjöberg, Björn Karlsson, Anna-Rita Atti, Ingmar Skoog, Laura Fratiglioni, Hui-Xin Wang
BACKGROUND: Depression prevalence in older adults varies largely across studies, which probably reflects methodological rather than true differences. This study aims to explore whether and to what extent the prevalence of depression varies when using different diagnostic criteria and rating scales, and various samples of older adults. METHODS: A population-based sample of 3353 individuals aged 60-104 years from the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) were examined in 2001-2004...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552760/denervation-of-the-wrist%C3%A2-with-two-surgical-incisions-is-it-effective-a-review-of-33-patients-with-an-average-of-41months-follow-up
#11
S Delclaux, F Elia, C Bouvet, C Aprédoaei, M Rongières, P Mansat
The goal of wrist denervation is to decrease pain at the wrist, whether caused by an intra- or extra-articular problem or even when the reason for the pain is unknown. It is an alternative to partial or total arthrodesis and proximal row carpectomy. Our hypothesis was that wrist denervation with a two-incision technique was a reliable and efficient way to treat painful degenerative wrists. Thirty-three patients, 48years old on average, were included in this study. Indications were scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) in 18 cases, scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) in 10, distal radius fracture sequelae with advanced radiocarpal osteoarthritis in 4, and post-traumatic ulnocarpal impingement in 1 case...
September 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534477/decoding-and-reprogramming-fungal-iterative-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetases
#12
Dayu Yu, Fuchao Xu, Shuwei Zhang, Jixun Zhan
Nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) assemble a large group of structurally and functionally diverse natural products. While the iterative catalytic mechanism of bacterial NRPSs is known, it remains unclear how fungal NRPSs create products of desired length. Here we show that fungal iterative NRPSs adopt an alternate incorporation strategy. Beauvericin and bassianolide synthetases have the same C1-A1-T1-C2-A2-MT-T2a-T2b-C3 domain organization. During catalysis, C3 and C2 take turns to incorporate the two biosynthetic precursors into the growing depsipeptide chain that swings between T1 and T2a/T2b with C3 cyclizing the chain when it reaches the full length...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465193/clinical-outcomes-of-proximal-row-carpectomy-by-preoperative-midcarpal-joint-morphological-classification-viegas-type-i-versus-type-ii
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A Toffoli, H Lenoir, C Lazerges, B Coulet, M Chammas
The midcarpal joint can be classified into two anatomical types - Viegas type I and Viegas type II - based on the absence or presence of a medial facet for the hamate on the lunate (lunohamate facet). Type I is associated with a round capitate shape, which theoretically allows better congruence with the lunate fossa of the distal radius following proximal row carpectomy (PRC). This morphological feature has never been considered as a predictive factor of clinical outcome for this surgical procedure. This study aimed to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes of the two Viegas types following PRC...
June 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451251/substrate-selectivity-of-an-isolated-enoyl-reductase-catalytic-domain-from-an-iterative-highly-reducing-fungal-polyketide-synthase-reveals-key-components-of-programming
#14
Douglas M Roberts, Christoph Bartel, Alan Scott, David Ivison, Thomas J Simpson, Russell J Cox
A cis-acting enoyl reductase (ER) catalytic domain was isolated from a fungal highly reducing iterative polyketide synthase (HR-iPKS) for the first time and studied in vitro. The ER from the squalestatin tetraketide synthase forms a discrete dimeric protein in solution. The ER shows broad substrate selectivity, reducing enoyl species including both natural and unnatural substrates. Pantetheine-bound substrate thiolesters reacted much faster than the corresponding SNAC thiolesters. The unnatural substrates included Z-olefins, 2-ethyl olefins and pentaketides...
February 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444135/prevalence-and-correlates-of-olfactory-dysfunction-in-old-age-a-population-based-study
#15
Janina Seubert, Erika J Laukka, Debora Rizzuto, Thomas Hummel, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman, Maria Larsson
Background: Olfactory dysfunction (OD) in old age is associated with poor health outcomes. Interrelationships among different correlates of OD can offer insights into the underlying mechanisms, but to date remain understudied. Methods: Odor identification performance and self-reported olfactory functioning were studied in 2,234 people aged 60-90 years, who were free of neurodegenerative disease and enrolled in the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K) study, Stockholm, Sweden...
August 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439925/work-related-psychosocial-stress-and-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-later-life
#16
K-Y Pan, W Xu, F Mangialasche, L Fratiglioni, H-X Wang
OBJECTIVES: Although work-related psychosocial stress and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been investigated, the association between lifelong work stress and T2DM in later life remains unclear. This study examined whether high work stress increased the risk of T2DM risk in later life, accounting also for other sources of stress outside work, such as burden from household chores. METHODS: From the population-based prospective study SNAC-K, 2719 diabetes-free participants aged ≥60 years were identified and followed up for 6 years...
June 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428913/comparison-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-radiographs-for-evaluation-of-carpal-osteoarthritis
#17
Angela E Li, Steve K Lee, Schneider K Rancy, Alissa J Burge, Hollis G Potter, Scott W Wolfe
Background We sought to evaluate the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for grading of osteoarthritis in patients with scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC), and to determine whether MRI is more likely than radiographs to detect carpal osteoarthritis. Methods Radiographs and MR studies of 46 patients with SLAC and SNAC arthritis were reviewed by two hand surgeons and two radiologists and were graded according to severity of osteoarthritis at seven carpal joints...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401362/carpal-scaphoid-non-union-treatment-a-retrospective-trial-comparing-simple-retrograde-percutaneous-screw-fixation-versus-percutaneous-screw-fixation-plus-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-physiostim-%C3%A2
#18
Alexis Pereira, Juan José Hidalgo Díaz, Maurise Saur, Santiago Salazar Botero, Sybille Facca, Philippe Liverneaux
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this retrospective comparative study was to assess whether a complementary treatment by pulsed electromagnetic field could increase the bone-healing rate of scaphoid non-union without SNAC (scaphoid non-union advanced collapse) treated by retrograde percutaneous screw fixation. CASE DESCRIPTION: Eighteen patients with scaphoid non-union were included in this retrospective study. The group 1 was made of nine cases (seven stage IIA and two stage IIB) of scaphoid non-union treated by retrograde percutaneous screw fixation and pulsed electromagnetic fields (Physiostim(®))...
May 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394034/the-interactive-effect-of-demographic-and-clinical-factors-on-hippocampal-volume-a-multicohort-study-on-1958-cognitively-normal-individuals
#19
Daniel Ferreira, Oskar Hansson, José Barroso, Yaiza Molina, Alejandra Machado, Juan Andrés Hernández-Cabrera, J-Sebastian Muehlboeck, Erik Stomrud, Katarina Nägga, Olof Lindberg, David Ames, Grégoria Kalpouzos, Laura Fratiglioni, Lars Bäckman, Caroline Graff, Patrizia Mecocci, Bruno Vellas, Magda Tsolaki, Iwona Kłoszewska, Hilkka Soininen, Simon Lovestone, Håkan Ahlström, Lars Lind, Elna-Marie Larsson, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Andrew Simmons, Eric Westman
Alzheimer's disease is characterized by hippocampal atrophy. Other factors also influence the hippocampal volume, but their interactive effect has not been investigated before in cognitively healthy individuals. The aim of this study is to evaluate the interactive effect of key demographic and clinical factors on hippocampal volume, in contrast to previous studies frequently investigating these factors in a separate manner. Also, to investigate how comparable the control groups from ADNI, AIBL, and AddNeuroMed are with five population-based cohorts...
February 28, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334095/phantom-smells-prevalence-and-correlates-in-a-population-based-sample-of-older-adults
#20
Sara Sjölund, Maria Larsson, Jonas K Olofsson, Janina Seubert, Erika J Laukka
Loss of olfactory function is common in old age, but evidence regarding qualitative olfactory dysfunction in the general older population is scarce. The current study investigates the prevalence and correlates of phantom smell experiences (phantosmia) in a population-based study (Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen [SNAC-K]) of Swedish adults (n = 2569) aged between 60 and 90 years. Phantosmia was assessed through a standardized interview and defined as reporting having experienced an odor percept in the absence of any stimuli in the surrounding environment that could emit the odor...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
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