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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079471/pre-implant-modeling-of-depth-lead-placement-in-white-matter-for-maximizing-the-extent-of-cortical-activation-during-direct-neurostimulation-therapy
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Leopoldo Cendejas Zaragoza, Richard W Byrne, Marvin A Rossi
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this work was to predict preoperatively the maximum extent to which direct stimulation therapy can propagate through an epileptic circuit for stabilizing refractory focal-onset epilepsy. A pre-surgical workflow is presented which comprises a computationally intensive process for calculating the volume of cortical activation (VOCA) surrounding cylindrical depth contacts virtually placed in white matter. The process employs an activation function (AF) derived from cable modeling of an axon...
January 12, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076291/individual-construction-of-freeform-fabricated-polycaprolactone-scaffolds-for-osteogenesis
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Lu Liu, Guixin Shi, Ying Cui, Hui Li, Zhengchao Li, Qiangcheng Zeng, Yong Guo
The construction of engineered bone mostly focuses on simulating the extracellular matrix (ECM) for proper biological activity. However, the complexity of architecture and the variability of the mechanical properties of natural bones are related to individual differences in age, nutritional state, mechanical loading and disease status. Defect substitutions should be normed with the host natural bone, balancing architectural and mechanical adaption, as well as biological activity. Using a freeform fabrication (FFF) method, we prepared polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds with different architectures...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072999/-features-and-advances-of-morse-taper-connection-in-oral-implant
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C L Tang, S K Zhao, C Huang
Dental implants have been widely accepted as a predictable and reliable tool for dental reconstruction with the development of the economy. The design of implant-abutment connections has influence on mechanical properties and biological characteristics of implants. There are two types of implant-abutment connections, the external and the internal connections. Morse taper connection is one of the internal connections and its conical shape creates significant friction via the high propensity of parallelism between the two structures within the joint space...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072807/occipital-nerve-stimulation-for-refractory-chronic-migraine-results-of-a-long-term-prospective-study
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Dolores Rodrigo, Pilar Acin, Pedro Bermejo
BACKGROUND: Refractory chronic migraine affects approximately 4% of the population worldwide and results in severe pain, lifestyle limitations, and decreased quality of life. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) refers to the electric stimulation of the distal branches of greater and lesser occipital nerves; the surgical technique has previously been described and has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of a wide variety of headache disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term efficacy and tolerability of ONS for medically intractable chronic migraine...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071739/sox10-adult-stem-cells-contribute-to-biomaterial-encapsulation-and-microvascularization
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Dong Wang, Aijun Wang, Fan Wu, Xuefeng Qiu, Ye Li, Julia Chu, Wen-Chin Huang, Kang Xu, Xiaohua Gong, Song Li
Implanted biomaterials and biomedical devices generally induce foreign body reaction and end up with encapsulation by a dense avascular fibrous layer enriched in extracellular matrix. Fibroblasts/myofibroblasts are thought to be the major cell type involved in encapsulation, but it is unclear whether and how stem cells contribute to this process. Here we show, for the first time, that Sox10(+) adult stem cells contribute to both encapsulation and microvessel formation. Sox10(+) adult stem cells were found sparsely in the stroma of subcutaneous loose connective tissues...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064103/why-do-some-titanium-alloy-total-hip-arthroplasty-modular-necks-fail
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Samo K Fokter, Andrej Moličnik, Rajko Kavalar, Primož Pelicon, Rebeka Rudolf, Nenad Gubeljak
BACKGROUND: Increased modularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) through extra junction between the neck and the femoral stem is gaining popularity among orthopaedic community. However, the advantage of the additional junction is shadowed by an increased risk of mechanical failure. The aim of this study was to describe the exact mechanism of fracture of the modular femoral neck in an uncemented stem. METHODS: Clinical, metallurgical, and mechanical analysis including finite-element modelling and elemental-sensitive tissue analysis with the micro-PIXE method was performed on two patients treated with fully modular primary THA made from Titanium alloy of the same oval taper-cone design...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063775/assessment-of-head-displacement-and-disassembly-force-with-increasing-assembly-load-at-the-head-trunnion-junction-of-a-total-hip-arthroplasty-prosthesis
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Darryl N Ramoutar, Emilie A Crosnier, Faiz Shivji, Anthony W Miles, Harinderjit S Gill
BACKGROUND: Most femoral components used now for total hip arthroplasty are modular, requiring a strong connection at assembly. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of assembly force on the strength of head-trunnion interface and to measure the initial displacement of the head on the trunnion with different assembly forces. METHODS: Three assembly load levels were assessed (A: 2 kN, B: 4 kN, C: 6 kN) with 4 implants in each group. The stems were mounted in a custom rig and the respective assembly loads were applied to the head at a constant rate of 0...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060874/salmon-dna-accelerates-bone-regeneration-by-inducing-osteoblast-migration
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Ayako Sato, Hiroshi Kajiya, Nana Mori, Hironobu Sato, Tadao Fukushima, Hirofumi Kido, Jun Ohno
The initial step of bone regeneration requires the migration of osteogenic cells to defective sites. Our previous studies suggest that a salmon DNA-based scaffold can promote the bone regeneration of calvarial defects in rats. We speculate that the salmon DNA may possess osteoinductive properties, including the homing of migrating osteogenic cells. In the present study, we investigated the influence of the salmon DNA on osteoblastic differentiation and induction of osteoblast migration using MG63 cells (human preosteoblasts) in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060245/the-hook-and-release-technique-during-enucleation-surgery
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David R Jordan, Bazil Stoica, Jonathan J Dutton
PURPOSE: To describe the results and potential benefit of direct muscle release from the globe during enucleation surgery without identifying sutures in the rectus muscle insertion sites, a technique referred to as the hook and release technique. METHODS: Single center, retrospective chart review of patients who underwent enucleation with direct removal of the rectus muscles without identifying sutures in their insertion sites between January 2011 and September 2015 was carried out...
January 5, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060023/impact-of-second-stage-surgery-on-bone-remodeling-around-new-hybrid-titanium-implants-a-prospective-clinical-study-in-humans
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Tonino Traini, Marco Berardini, Francesca Congedi, Bruna Sinjari, Paolo Trisi, Sergio Caputi
OBJECTIVE: The present prospective study aimed to more precisely identify the time points of bone changes around hybrid titanium implants up to 30 months of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve hybrid T3 implants (Biomet 3i) were placed in 9 healthy patients with the 2-stage surgical approach. Standardized digital Rx were taken at implant insertion (T0); healing-abutment connection after 3.1 ± 0.2 weeks (TX); loading stage after 7.5 ± 0.6 weeks (T1); after 12 months (T2); and after 30 months (T3) of functional loading...
January 4, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059063/local-probing-of-magnetoelectric-properties-of-pvdf-fe3o4-electrospun-nanofibers-by-piezoresponse-force-microscopy
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Tian Zheng, Zhilian Yue, Gordon G Wallace, Yi Du, Pedro Martins, Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez, Michael J Higgins
The coupling of magnetic and electric properties in polymer-based magnetoelectric composites offers new opportunities to develop contactless electrodes, effectively without electrical connections, for less-invasive integration into devices such as energy harvesters, sensors, wearable and implantable electrodes. Understanding the macroscale-to-nanoscale conversion of the properties is important, as nanostructured and nanoscale magnetoelectric structures are increasingly fabricated. However, whilst the magnetoelectric effect at the macroscale is well established both theoretically and experimentally, it remains unclear how this effect translates to the nanoscale, or vice versa...
January 6, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048916/mo-ab-204-02-ihe-rad
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J Seibert
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048268/mo-ab-204-03-profile-development-and-ihe-process
#13
C Pauer
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047622/mo-ab-204-04-connectathons-and-testing
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W Bosch
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047508/mo-ab-204-00-interoperability-in-radiation-oncology-ihe-ro-committee-update
#15
Scott Hadley
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047492/su-f-t-41-3d-mtp-trus-for-prostate-implant
#16
P Yan
PURPOSE: Prostate brachytherapy is an effective treatment for early prostate cancer. The current prostate implant is limited to using 2D transrectal ultrassound (TRUS) or machenical motor driven 2D array either in the end or on the side. Real-time 3D images can improve the accuracy of the guidance of prostate implant. The concept of our system is to allow realtime full visualization of the entire prostate with the multiple transverse scan. METHODS: The prototype of 3D Multiple-Transverse-Plane Transrectal Ultrasound probe (MTP-TRUS) has been designed by us and manufactured by Blatek inc...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046852/mo-ab-204-01-ihe-ro-overview
#17
S Hadley
: You've experienced the frustration: vendor A's device claims to work with vendor B's device, but the practice doesn't match the promise. Getting devices working together is the hidden art that Radiology and Radiation Oncology staff have to master. To assist with that difficult process, the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) effort was established in 1998, with the coordination of the Radiological Society of North America. Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is a consortium of healthcare professionals and industry partners focused on improving the way computer systems interconnect and exchange information...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045598/load-fatigue-performance-of-two-internal-tapered-abutment-implant-connection-implants-under-different-screw-tightening-torques
#18
Ming-Dih Jeng, Po-Yi Liu, Jia-Hum Kuo, Chun-Li Lin
This study evaluates the load fatigue performance of different abutment-implant connection implant types—retaining-screw (RS) and taper integrated screwed-in (TIS) types under 3 applied torque levels based on the screw elastic limit. Three torque levels—the recommended torque (25 Ncm), 10% less and 10% more than the ratio of recommended torque to screw elastic limits of different implants were applied to the implants to perform static and dynamic testing according to the ISO 14801 method...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042450/removal-torque-evaluation-of-three-different-abutment-screws-for-single-implant-restorations-after-mechanical-cyclic-loading
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T Paepoemsin, P A Reichart, P Chaijareenont, F P Strietzel, P Khongkhunthian
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the removal torque of three different abutment screws and pull out strength of implant-abutment connection for single implant restorations after mechanical cyclic loading. METHODS: The study was performed in accordance with ISO 14801:2007. Three implant groups (n=15) were used: group A, PW Plus® with flat head screw; group B, PW Plus® with tapered screw; and group C, Conelog® with flat head screw. All groups had the same implant-abutment connection feature: cone with mandatory index...
October 2016: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042449/stress-and-strain-distribution-in-three-different-mini-dental-implant-designs-using-in-implant-retained-overdenture-a-finite-element-analysis-study
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W Aunmeungtong, P Khongkhunthian, P Rungsiyakull
: Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been used for prediction of stress and strain between dental implant components and bone in the implant design process. PURPOSE: Purpose of this study was to characterize and analyze stress and strain distribution occurring in bone and implants and to compare stress and strain of three different implant designs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three different mini dental implant designs were included in this study: 1...
October 2016: Oral & Implantology
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