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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351870/de-novo-generation-in-an-in-vivo-rat-model-and-biomechanical-characterization-of-autologous-transplants-for-ligament-and-tendon-reconstruction
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Marc Soubeyrand, Elisabeth Laemmel, Nathalie Maurel, Amadou Diop, Thierry Lazure, Jacques Duranteau, Eric Vicaut
BACKGROUND: Surgical reconstruction of ligaments and tendons is frequently required in clinical practice. The commonly used autografts, allografts, or synthetic transplants present limitations in terms of availability, biocompatibility, cost, and mechanical properties that tissue bioengineering aims to overcome. It classically combines an exogenous extracellular matrix with cells, but this approach remains complex and expensive. Using a rat model, we tested a new bioengineering strategy for the in vivo and de novo generation of autologous grafts without the addition of extracellular matrix or cells, and analyzed their biomechanical and structural properties...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350173/membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-and-interstitial-nephritis-in-the-setting-of-epstein-barr-virus-related-hemophagocytic-syndrome%C3%A2
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Iolanda Godinho, Estela Nogueira, Sofia Jorge, António Teixeira Alves, António Gomes da Costa
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is a rare, aggressive disorder characterized by dysregulation of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, which culminates in tissue infiltration with hemophagocytosis and ultimately organ failure. Renal involvement frequently ensues and usually results in acute tubular necrosis with associated interstitial inflammation. Less frequently, glomerulopathy can also be found. CASE: We report a case of a 24-year-old Caucasian woman with previous asymptomatic hematuria, mild proteinuria, and normal renal function who presented to us with fever...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349966/-a-medium-term-therapeutic-effects-of-anatomic-locking-plate-for-femoral-intertrochanteric-with-lateral-femoral-wall-fractures
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Jin-Wei Xu, Lei Han, Yun-Gen Hu, Wei-Li Fang, Bo Ji
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study medium term follow-up outcomes of the femoral intertrochanteric with lateral femoral wall fractures using anatomic locking plate fixation. METHODS: From June 2010 to January 2013, 18 cases of the unstable femoral intertrochanteric with lateral femoral wall fractures were treated with the anatomic locking plate, included 8 males and 10 females with an average age of 75.5 years ranging from 19 to 83 years old. There were 8 cases of traffic accident injuries, 6 cases of falls injuries, and 4 cases of falling from high place...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349721/effects-of-load-on-the-acute-response-of-muscles-proximal-and-distal-to-blood-flow-restriction
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Matthew B Jessee, J Grant Mouser, Samuel L Buckner, Scott J Dankel, Kevin T Mattocks, Takashi Abe, Jeremy P Loenneke
To determine the effects of load and blood flow restriction (BFR) on muscular responses, we asked 12 participants to perform chest presses under four different conditions [30/0, 30/40, 50/0, and 50/40, presented as percentage one-repetition maximum (1RM)/percentage arterial occlusion pressure (AOP)]. Muscle thickness increased pre- to post-exercise [chest: mean 0.29, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.21, 0.37 cm; triceps: mean 0.44, 95% CI 0.34, 0.54 cm], remaining elevated for 15 min post-exercise. Electromyography amplitude was greater with 50% 1RM and increased over time for the first three repetitions of each set of chest presses...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349502/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-different-fixation-techniques-for-fractures-of-the-acetabular-posterior-wall
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Xinbao Wu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the biomechanical stability of different fixation techniques for fractures of the acetabular posterior wall. The hypothesis was that a reconstruction plate, combined with compression screw fixation and a plate placed lateral to the screws, would achieve a higher peak load to failure and stiffness and reduced gapping during cycle loading than other fixation techniques. METHODS: A total of 24 Sawbone pelvis models were created with simulated fractures at the posterior wall of the acetabulum...
January 18, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347807/role-of-matrix-behavior-in-compressive-fracture-of-bovine-cortical-bone
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Ashwij Mayya, Anuradha Banerjee, R Rajesh
In compressive fracture of dry plexiform bone, we examine the individual roles of overall mean porosity, the connectivity of the porosity network, and the elastic as well as the failure properties of the nonporous matrix, using a random spring network model (RSNM). Porosity network structure is shown to reduce the compressive strength by up to 30%. However, the load-bearing capacity increases with an increase in either of the matrix properties-the elastic modulus or the failure strain threshold. To validate the porosity-based RSNM model with available experimental data, bone-specific failure strain thresholds for the ideal matrix of similar elastic properties were estimated to be within 60% of each other...
November 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347479/strength-distribution-of-large-unidirectional-composite-patches-with-realistic-load-sharing
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Ankit Gupta, Sivasambu Mahesh, Shyam M Keralavarma
Monte Carlo simulations of the failure of unidirectional fiber composites in a plane transverse to the fiber direction are performed on much larger patches than in previous works, assuming a realistic load redistribution scheme from broken to intact fibers. Computational effort involved in these simulations is substantially reduced using an algorithm based on the quadtree data structure. The empirical strength distribution obtained from the simulations has a weak-link character, regardless of the variability in fiber strengths...
October 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346438/colonization-of-the-cervicovaginal-space-with-gardnerella-vaginalis-leads-to-local-inflammation-and-cervical-remodeling-in-pregnant-mice
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Luz-Jeannette Sierra, Amy G Brown, Guillermo O Barilá, Lauren Anton, Carrie E Barnum, Snehal S Shetye, Louis J Soslowsky, Michal A Elovitz
The role of the cervicovaginal (CV) microbiome in regulating cervical function during pregnancy is poorly understood. Gardnerella vaginalis (G. vaginalis) is the most common bacteria associated with the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV). While BV has been associated with preterm birth (PTB), clinical trials targeting BV do not decrease PTB rates. It remains unknown if G. vaginalis is capable of triggering molecular, biomechanical and cellular events that could lead to PTB. The objective of this study was to determine if cervicovaginal colonization with G...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345515/safety-of-biologic-agents-for-psoriasis-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis
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Nawaf AlMutairi, Hesham Alaadin Abouzaid
INTRODUCTION: Biologics are highly effective, important treatment options for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Biologics are well tolerated and have few side effects. However, the use of biologics in patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis is debatable. Recent reports have suggested a very low associated risk of reactivation of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCB). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of biologics for moderate to severe psoriasis patients with concomitant chronic viral hepatitis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344726/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-elbasvir-and-grazoprevir-in-participants-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1b-infection
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Stefan Zeuzem, Lawrence Serfaty, John Vierling, Wendy Cheng, Jacob George, Jan Sperl, Simone Strasser, Hiromitsu Kumada, Peggy Hwang, Michael Robertson, Janice Wahl, Eliav Barr, Rohit Talwani, Heather Platt
BACKGROUND: Genotype 1b (GT1b) is the most common subtype of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). We present an integrated analysis of 1070 participants with HCV GT1b infection from 30 countries who received elbasvir/grazoprevir for 12 weeks. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of data from participants with chronic HCV GT1b infection enrolled in 11 phase II/III clinical trials. All participants received elbasvir 50 mg plus grazoprevir 100 mg once daily for 12 weeks...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343867/improving-survival-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-patients-complicated-with-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Jie Gao, Qing Zhang, Yuankui Wu, Ying Li, Tingting Qi, Congyan Zhu, Sijia Liu, Ruoxi Yu, Qinjun He, Weiqun Wen, Fuyuan Zhou, Yongpeng Chen, Jinjun Chen, Jinlin Hou
The mortality of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) patients complicated with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) was extremely high. We aimed to explore prognostic value of the Chronic Liver Failure-Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (CLIF-SOFA) lung score and to establish an optimal voriconazole regimen for ACLF patients complicated with IPA. We retrospectively screened hospitalized ACLF patients in our hospital from July 2011 to April 2016, from which 20 probable IPA cases were diagnosed. Along with onsets of IPA, deteriorated diseases severity, especially lung conditions were found in those 20 ACLF patients...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343624/inhalation-of-peptide-loaded-nanoparticles-improves-heart-failure
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Michele Miragoli, Paola Ceriotti, Michele Iafisco, Marco Vacchiano, Nicolò Salvarani, Alessio Alogna, Pierluigi Carullo, Gloria Belén Ramirez-Rodríguez, Tatiana Patrício, Lorenzo Degli Esposti, Francesca Rossi, Francesca Ravanetti, Silvana Pinelli, Rossella Alinovi, Marco Erreni, Stefano Rossi, Gianluigi Condorelli, Heiner Post, Anna Tampieri, Daniele Catalucci
Peptides are highly selective and efficacious for the treatment of cardiovascular and other diseases. However, it is currently not possible to administer peptides for cardiac-targeting therapy via a noninvasive procedure, thus representing scientific and technological challenges. We demonstrate that inhalation of small (<50 nm in diameter) biocompatible and biodegradable calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CaPs) allows for rapid translocation of CaPs from the pulmonary tree to the bloodstream and to the myocardium, where their cargo is quickly released...
January 17, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343463/the-impact-of-mhealth-interventions-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342281/phenotypic-analysis-of-hiv-1-e157q-integrase-polymorphism-and-impact-on-virological-outcome-in-patients-initiating-an-integrase-inhibitor-based-regimen
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Charlotte Charpentier, Isabelle Malet, Elisabeth Andre-Garnier, Alexandre Storto, Laurence Bocket, Corinne Amiel, Laurence Morand-Joubert, Camille Tumiotto, Thuy Nguyen, Anne Maillard, Audrey Rodallec, Marie Leoz, Brigitte Montes, Véronique Schneider, Jean-Christophe Plantier, Julia Dina, Coralie Pallier, Audrey Mirand, Catherine Roussel, Anne Signori-Schmuck, Stéphanie Raymond, Vincent Calvez, Constance Delaugerre, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Diane Descamps
Objectives: To assess the phenotypic susceptibility of the E157Q polymorphism in HIV-1 integrase (IN) and the virological outcome of patients infected with E157Q-mutated virus initiating an IN inhibitor (INI)-based regimen. Methods: This was a multicentre study assessing IN sequences from INI-naive patients among 17 French HIV clinical centres. E157Q site-directed mutants in pNL4.3 and pCRF02_AG contexts were assessed in a recombinant phenotypic assay. Results: Prevalence of the E157Q polymorphism was 2...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338735/mental-health-service-utilization-is-associated-with-retention-in-care-among-persons-living-with-hiv-at-a-university-affiliated-hiv-clinic
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Lauren A Saag, Ashutosh R Tamhane, D Scott Batey, Michael J Mugavero, Ellen F Eaton
BACKGROUND: Mental health (MH) comorbidities reduce retention in care for persons living with HIV (PLWH) and are associated with poor health outcomes. Optimizing retention in primary care is vital, as poor retention is associated with delayed receipt of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, ARV non-adherence, and poor health outcomes, including failure to suppress viral load, decreased CD4 counts, and clinically significant ARV drug resistance. We hypothesized that MH service utilization would be associated with improved retention in care for patients with HIV and MH comorbidities...
January 16, 2018: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337644/performance-of-monolithic-and-veneered-zirconia-crowns-after-endodontic-treatment-and-different-repair-strategies
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A Scioscia, A Helfers, S Soliman, G Krastl, N U Zitzmann
OBJECTIVES: To investigate failure loads of monolithic and veneered all-ceramic crowns after root canal treatment and to analyze marginal integrity of repair fillings. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seventy-two human molars were restored with monolithic (Zr-All) or veneered (Zr-Ven) zirconia crowns. Molars were assigned to six groups (n=12 per group) depending on restoration material, access type (no access cavity [control] or endodontic treatment [test]), and type of filling (one-step [1-st] or two-step [2-st])...
January 16, 2018: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335398/massive-post-obstructive-diuresis
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Stewart W Shankel
BACKGROUND The purpose of presenting this case is to demonstrate the degree to which the kidney is capable of selectively excreting a massive load of sodium and water when challenged with both of these, without altering the plasma levels of other ions. CASE REPORT An 8-year-old boy was admitted in severe renal failure. Workup demonstrated a high grade obstruction of a single kidney. Following dialysis, the patient underwent surgery to correct the obstruction and he developed post-obstructive diuresis. Within one week he was receiving 34 liters of essentially 1/2 Na by IV and by mouth and was excreting 70% of his filtered load of water and 50% of his filtered load of sodium...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335193/damage-mechanisms-in-bioactive-glass-matrix-composites-under-uniaxial-compression
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Qifeng Jiang, Jewan Ismail, Fahmi Zaïri, Zhengwei Qu, Xiaobing Liu, Fahed Zaïri
The damage and crack resistance improvement of bioactive glass is of prime importance, particularly when applied to the repair of load-bearing bones. The present contribution is focused on the prediction of damage mechanisms and crack resistance under uniaxial compression of bioactive glass matrix composites reinforced with a particulate phase. In order to characterize the effects of voids and particles on the damage mechanisms and the macro-response, a two-step homogenization is performed by considering the two phases existing at two different scales: micro/meso through the homogenization of the porous matrix and then meso/macro through the periodic micro-field approach...
December 24, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334611/understanding-complex-tribofilms-by-means-of-h3bo3-b2o3-model-glasses
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Fabiana Spadaro, Antonella Rossi, Shivaprakash N Ramakrishna, Emmanuel Lainé, Philip Woodward, Nicholas D Spencer
The discovery of the spontaneous reaction of boric oxides with moisture in the air to form lubricious H3BO3 films has led to great interest in the tribology of boron compounds in general. Despite this, a study of the growth kinetics of H3BO3 on a B2O3 substrate under controlled relative humidity (RH), has not yet been reported in the literature. Here, we describe the tribological properties of H3BO3-B2O3 glass systems after aging under controlled relative humidity over different lengths of time. A series of tribological tests has been performed applying a normal load of 15 N, at both room temperature and 100°C in Yubase 4 oil...
January 15, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334482/carbon-nanotubes-within-polymer-matrix-can-synergistically-enhance-mechanical-energy-dissipation
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Taimoor Ashraf Ashraf, Meelad Ranaiefar, Sumit Khatri, Jamshid Kavosi, Frank Gardea, Bryan Glaz, Mohammad Naraghi
Safe operation and health of structures relies on their ability to effectively dissipate undesired vibrations, which could otherwise significantly reduce the life-time of a structure due to fatigue loads or large deformations. To address this issue, nanoscale fillers, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), have been utilized to dissipate mechanical energy in polymer-based nanocomposites through filler-matrix interfacial friction by benefitting from their large interface area with the matrix. In this manuscript, for the first time, we experimentally investigate the effect of CNT alignment with respect to reach other and their orientation with respect to the loading direction on vibrational damping in nanocomposites...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
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