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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926679/factors-associated-with-increased-healing-time-in-complete-femoral-fractures-after-long-term-bisphosphonate-therapy
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Hae-Seong Lim, Chong-Kwan Kim, Youn-Soo Park, Young-Wan Moon, Seung-Jae Lim, Sang-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze factors that affect healing time after operative treatment of complete femoral fractures associated with long-term use of bisphosphonates. In particular, we sought to determine surgically controllable factors related to fracture-healing time. METHODS: Ninety-nine consecutive patients (109 fractures) who had been surgically treated for a complete atypical femoral fracture were enrolled. All patients had a documented history of bisphosphonate therapy at the time of presentation, with an average duration of 7...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923624/a-novel-3d-approach-for-determination-of-frontal-and-coronal-plane-tibial-slopes-from-mr-imaging
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Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, Rodney Summers, Kaveh Ahmadi, Vijay K Goel, Timothy E Hewett, Edward Nyman
BACKGROUND: The proximal tibia is geometrically complex, asymmetrical, and variable, is heavily implicated in arthrokinematics of the knee joint, and thus a contributor to knee pathologies such as non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. Medial, lateral, and coronal tibial slopes are anatomic parameters that may increase predisposition to knee injuries, but the extent to which each contributes has yet to be fully realized. Previously, two-dimensional methods have quantified tibial slopes, but more reliable 3D methods may prove advantageous...
December 3, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922970/morphometric-analysis-of-sella-turcica-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Yasin Yasa, Ali Ocak, Ibrahim Sevki Bayrakdar, Suayip Burak Duman, Ismail Gumussoy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess morphological shape and morphometric analysis of the sella turcica using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in different planes of section (coronal and sagittal). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images of 177 subjects of which 51 males and 126 females in the age group of 11 to 73 years were included in the study population. Linear dimensions which include the length, depth, diameter, and interclinoid distance were measured and the shape of sella turcica was analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922574/drop-body-syndrome-a-distinct-form-of-adult-spinal-deformity
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Mitsuru Yagi, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Yato, Takashi Asazuma
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the role of skeletal muscles in the spinal alignment of lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) may present as LDK, which is unusual in that it typically lacks any coronal deformity. METHODS: This retrospective study included 367 female ASD. Demographic and radiographic data from LDKs were compared with those with other ASD...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921170/effect-of-photon-initiated-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-sonic-irrigation-techniques-on-dentinal-tubule-penetration-of-irrigation-solution-a-confocal-microscopic-study
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Merve Akcay, Hakan Arslan, Merve Mese, Nazlı Durmus, Ismail Davut Capar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the efficacy of different irrigation techniques including laser-activated irrigation using an erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser with a novel tip design (photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS)), Er:YAG laser with Preciso tip, sonic activation, and passive ultrasonic activation on the final irrigation solution penetration into dentinal tubules by using a laser scanning confocal microscope. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 65 extracted single-rooted human mandibular premolars were instrumented up to size 40 and randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 13) based on the activation technique of the final irrigation solution as follows: conventional irrigation (control group), sonic activation, passive ultrasonic activation, Er:YAG-PIPS tip activation, and Er:YAG-Preciso tip activation...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920938/comparison-of-effectiveness-between-cork-screw-and-peg-screw-electrodes-for-transcranial-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-using-the-finite-element-method
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Ryosuke Tomio, Takenori Akiyama, Takayuki Ohira, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative monitoring of motor evoked potentials by transcranial electric stimulation is popular in neurosurgery for monitoring motor function preservation. Some authors have reported that the peg-screw electrodes screwed into the skull can more effectively conduct current to the brain compared to subdermal cork-screw electrodes screwed into the skin. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of electrode design on transcranial motor evoked potential monitoring...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920937/conversion-technique-from-neuroendoscopy-to-microsurgery-in-ventricular-tumors-technical-note
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Pedro Henrique da C F Pinto, Flavio Nigri, Gabriel N Gobbi, Egas M Caparelli-Daquer
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tumors represent a major neurosurgical challenge, making endoscopic approach an invaluable tool as it gained importance due to technological advances. Nevertheless, the method is not exempt of risk and limitations, sometimes requiring an open surgery. Thus, initial measurements must be adopted in order to simplify an eventual need for conversion to open craniotomy. METHODS: Here, we describe a series of 6 patients with ventricular tumors approached by neuroendoscopy where the conversion to microsurgery turned out to be necessary...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920333/accuracy-and-reproducibility-using-patient-specific-instrumentation-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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Justin Daigre, Gregory Berlet, Bryan Van Dyke, Kyle S Peterson, Robert Santrock
BACKGROUND: Implant survivorship is dependent on accuracy of implantation and successful soft tissue balancing. System instrumentation for total ankle arthroplasty implantation has a key influence on surgeon accuracy and reproducibility. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy and reproducibility of implant position with patient-specific guides for total ankle arthroplasty across multiple surgeons at multiple facilities. METHODS: This retrospective, multicenter study included 44 patients who received a total ankle implant (INBONE II Total Ankle System; Wright Medical Technology, Memphis, TN) using PROPHECY patient-specific guides from January 2012 to December 2014...
December 5, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918641/evaluation-of-the-biocompatibility-of-polypyrrole-implanted-subdurally-in-gaers
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Sebastien H Bauquier, Karen J McLean, Jonathan L Jiang, Ray C Boston, Alan Lai, Zhilian Yue, Simon E Moulton, Amy J Halliday, Gordon Wallace, Mark J Cook
This blinded controlled prospective randomized study investigates the biocompatibility of polypyrrole (PPy) polymer that will be used for intracranial triggered release of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Three by three millimeters PPy are implanted subdurally in six adult female genetic absence epilepsy rats from Strasbourg. Each rat has a polymer implanted on one side of the cortex and a sham craniotomy performed on the other side. After a period of seven weeks, rats are euthanized and parallel series of coronal sections are cut throughout the implant site...
December 5, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917509/effect-of-solvents-on-apically-extruded-debris-and-irrigant-during-root-canal-retreatment-using-reciprocating-instruments
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C Keskin, E Sariyilmaz, O Sariyilmaz
AIM: To evaluate the effect of several solvents on the weight of apically extruded debris and irrigant during retreatment using a novel agar gel model. METHODS: Orange oil, turpentine oil and chloroform were used as solvents. Eighty single straight rooted extracted human mandibular premolar teeth with a single root canal were divided into four groups (n=20). All specimens were root canal filled and weighed prior to their insertion I a prepared 1.5% agar gel model...
December 5, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916706/the-influence-of-test-positions-on-clinical-assessment-for-scapular-dyskinesis
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Simin Deng, Kang Chen, Yanhong Ma, Juan Chen, Mi Huang
BACKGROUND: Appropriate evaluation of scapular dyskinesis is essential for therapy strategies. Although the current visual-based assessment is rapid and practical, the reliability of this method is unsatisfactory. It is necessary to adequately understand the conditions of assessment to maximize the benefit of therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of different test positions on clinical assessment for scapular dyskinesis. DESIGN: Observational study...
December 1, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916011/association-of-accessory-sphenoid-septa-with-variations-in-neighbouring-structures
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F Aksoy, A Yenigun, S S Goktas, O Ozturan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship of the accessory sphenoidal septum with surrounding vital structures and their variations. METHODS: This cross-sectional retrospective study investigated the prevalence of accessory sphenoidal septa and their relationship with variations in surrounding vital structures in coronal and axial paranasal computed tomography images. RESULTS: Coronal and axial computed tomography images of 347 patients were assessed to evaluate the presence of accessory sphenoidal septa...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914845/does-magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-supraspinatus-muscle-atrophy-change-after-repairing-rotator-cuff-tears
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Sang-Hoon Lhee, Anant Kumar Singh, Do Young Lee
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine whether supraspinatus muscle atrophy appearance changes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and to quantify the change in appearance on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), if any, based on age and tendon retraction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and considered only 209 patients who had both preoperative and immediate postoperative MRI. Patients were grouped by age <60 years and >60 years...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913913/improved-image-quality-in-abdominal-ct-in-patients-who-underwent-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-small-metal-implants-using-a-raw-data-based-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm
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Keitaro Sofue, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yoshiharu Ohno, Noriyuki Negi, Hiroyasu Inokawa, Naoki Sugihara, Kazuro Sugimura
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of a raw data-based metal artifact reduction (SEMAR) algorithm for image quality improvement in abdominal CT for patients with small metal implants. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with small metal implants (3-15 mm in size) who underwent treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma were imaged with CT. CT data were reconstructed by filtered back projection with and without SEMAR algorithm in axial and coronal planes. To evaluate metal artefact reduction, mean CT number (HU and SD) and artefact index (AI) values within the liver were calculated...
December 2, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907050/when-is-the-brain-dead-living-like-electrophysiological-responses-and-photon-emissions-from-applications-of-neurotransmitters-in-fixed-post-mortem-human-brains
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Michael A Persinger, Nicolas Rouleau, Nirosha J Murugan, Lucas W E Tessaro, Justin N Costa
The structure of the post-mortem human brain can be preserved by immersing the organ within a fixative solution. Once the brain is perfused, cellular and histological features are maintained over extended periods of time. However, functions of the human brain are not assumed to be preserved beyond death and subsequent chemical fixation. Here we present a series of experiments which, together, refute this assumption. Instead, we suggest that chemical preservation of brain structure results in some retained functional capacity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906701/child-sexual-abuse-confirmed-by-forensic-examination-in-salvador-bahia-brazil
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Welington Dos Santos Silva, Ubirajara de Oliveira Barroso-Junior
Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. The objective of this study was to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of children in cases of sexual abuse confirmed by material evidence at forensic examination. Cases of children younger than 12 years examined for suspected sexual abuse at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, were reviewed retrospectively. The period evaluated was between 2005 and 2010. The inclusion criterion was the coroner's confirmation of sexual abuse based on material evidence...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904755/paraplegia-caused-by-cerebral-contusions-in-the-bilateral-precentral-gyri
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Hideaki Matsumura, Hiroyuki Fujimori, Naoaki Sato, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Paraplegia is mainly caused by spinal cord disease and rarely occurs due to head trauma. In this report, we describe a case of paraplegia caused by cerebral contusions in the bilateral precentral gyri. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with mildly impaired consciousness and severe pure motor paralysis in both legs. He was healthy until the morning of the day, but his wife found him injured in front of his house upon returning home...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904715/computer-assisted-navigation-in-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Sang Jun Song, Dae Kyung Bae
Computer-assisted navigation is used to improve the accuracy and precision of correction angles during high tibial osteotomy. Most studies have reported that this technique reduces the outliers of coronal alignment and unintended changes in the tibial posterior slope angle. However, more sophisticated studies are necessary to determine whether the technique will improve the clinical results and long-term survival rates. Knowledge of the navigation technology, surgical techniques and potential pitfalls, the clinical results of previous studies, and understanding of the advantages and limitations of the computer-assisted navigation are crucial to successful application of this new technique in high tibial osteotomy...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903034/prescription-drug-abuse-a-timely-update
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Benny Monheit, Danusia Pietrzak, Sandra Hocking
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in Australia and pharmaceutical drugs have been the most frequent contributors to overdose deaths in Victoria in recent years. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to examine the main prescription drugs contributing to overdose deaths and to consider how doctors may help in reducing this problem. DISCUSSION: Data from the Coroners Court of Victoria list the main drugs that contributed to drug-related deaths in 2009-15...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901556/apical-transportation-during-removal-of-root-canal-filling-with-different-retreatment-systems
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Baran C Sağlam, Ersan Çiçek, Mustafa M Koçak, Sibel Koçak, Bağdagül H Kıvanç
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to compare apical transportation during retreatment using ProTaper Universal retreatment (PTUR), Mtwo R and D-RaCe instruments in curved root canals. METHODS: 36 extracted mandibular molar teeth with curved mesiobuccal roots were selected. The teeth were embedded into acrylic blocks. The blocks were fixed on the experimental setup. After determining the working length (WL), mesiobuccal canals were prepared with ProTaper Universal rotary instruments to size F1 (20/0...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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