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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786835/bilateral-asymmetry-of-the-humerus-in-neandertals-australian-aborigines-and-medieval-humans
#1
Anna Maria Kubicka, Wioletta Nowaczewska, Antoine Balzeau, Janusz Piontek
OBJECTIVES: Bilateral asymmetry of diaphyseal shape and size may be a reflection of relative activity levels and patterns of habitual biomechanical stress in the upper arms of Neandertals and Homo sapiens. The main purpose of our study was to assess the level of directional asymmetry of humeral cross sections in Neandertals, recent Australian aborigines, and medieval farmers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Indices of directional and absolute asymmetry (%DA and %AA) of humeral cross-sectional properties in Neandertals and recent Homo sapiens were calculated...
May 22, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786777/the-biomechanics-of-the-inter-lamellar-matrix-and-the-lamellae-during-progression-to-lumbar-disc-herniation-which-is-the-weakest-structure
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Javad Tavakoli, Dhara B Amin, Brian J C Freeman, John J Costi
While microstructural observations have improved our understanding of possible pathways of herniation progression, no studies have measured the mechanical failure properties of the inter-lamellar matrix (ILM), nor of the adjacent lamellae during progression to herniation. The aim of this study was to employ multiscale, biomechanical and microstructural techniques to evaluate the effects of progressive induced herniation on the ILM and lamellae in control, pre-herniated and herniated discs (N = 7), using 2 year-old ovine spines...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786659/deep-learning-to-predict-falls-in-older-adults-based-on-daily-life-trunk-accelerometry
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REVIEW
Ahmed Nait Aicha, Gwenn Englebienne, Kimberley S van Schooten, Mirjam Pijnappels, Ben Kröse
Early detection of high fall risk is an essential component of fall prevention in older adults. Wearable sensors can provide valuable insight into daily-life activities; biomechanical features extracted from such inertial data have been shown to be of added value for the assessment of fall risk. Body-worn sensors such as accelerometers can provide valuable insight into fall risk. Currently, biomechanical features derived from accelerometer data are used for the assessment of fall risk. Here, we studied whether deep learning methods from machine learning are suited to automatically derive features from raw accelerometer data that assess fall risk...
May 22, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785876/how-did-michael-jackson-challenge-our-understanding-of-spine-biomechanics
#4
Nishant S Yagnick, Manjul Tripathi, Sandeep Mohindra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785666/evaluation-of-ostarine-as-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-in-a-rat-model-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
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D B Hoffmann, M Komrakova, S Pflug, M von Oertzen, D Saul, L Weiser, T A Walde, M Wassmann, A F Schilling, W Lehmann, S Sehmisch
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) have shown beneficial effects on muscle wasting, general physical function and bone properties in male mammals. However, data on the effects of SARMs in postmenopausal osteoporotic bone are scarce. We evaluated the effects of the SARM drug ostarine on postmenopausal osteoporotic bone in a rat osteoporosis model. Ovariectomy was performed on 46 of 56 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats. Eight weeks after ovariectomy, ostarine was orally administered daily for 5 weeks in dosages of 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785538/stress-phase-angle-regulates-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-toward-endothelial-phenotype
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Shahrokh Shojaei, Mohammad Tafazzoli-Shadpour, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Nooshin Haghighipour, Fatemeh Hejazi Jahromi
Endothelial cells are subjected to cyclic shear by pulsatile blood flow and pressures due to circumferential stresses. Although most of the researches on this topic have considered the effects of these two biomechanical forces separately or concurrently, few studies have noticed the interaction of these cyclic loadings on endothelial behavior. Negative temporal stress phase angle, defined by the phase lag between cyclic shear and tensile stresses, is an established parameter which is known to have substantial effects on blood vessel remodeling and progression of some serious cardiovascular diseases...
May 21, 2018: Progress in Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785267/a-silent-massive-ossification-of-achilles-tendon-as-a-suspected-rare-late-effect-of-surgery-for-club-foot
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Francesco Manfreda, Paolo Ceccarini, Marco Corzani, Rosario Petruccelli, Pierluigi Antinolfi, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Auro Caraffa
We report the case of a 66-year-old male patient with massive ossification of the distal portion of the Achilles tendon, as a late consequence of a surgical release for club foot conducted in his childhood. The singularity of the case report derives from its clinical features: the bone mass was of abnormal dimensions, almost substituting the entire tendon; the condition had always been asymptomatic, without deficits in range of motion, in absence of either pain or biomechanical defects with age. In fact, the condition was diagnosed just recently as a consequence of a tear...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784997/mechanics-guided-embryonic-patterning-of-neuroectoderm-tissue-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Xufeng Xue, Yubing Sun, Agnes M Resto-Irizarry, Ye Yuan, Koh Meng Aw Yong, Yi Zheng, Shinuo Weng, Yue Shao, Yimin Chai, Lorenz Studer, Jianping Fu
Classic embryological studies have successfully applied genetics and cell biology principles to understand embryonic development. However, it remains unresolved how mechanics, as an integral driver of development, is involved in controlling tissue-scale cell fate patterning. Here we report a micropatterned human pluripotent stem (hPS)-cell-based neuroectoderm developmental model, in which pre-patterned geometrical confinement induces emergent patterning of neuroepithelial and neural plate border cells, mimicking neuroectoderm regionalization during early neurulation in vivo...
May 21, 2018: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784586/ultrasound-mediated-gene-delivery-enhances-tendon-allograft-integration-in-mini-pig-ligament-reconstruction
#9
Maxim Bez, Thomas J Kremen, Wafa Tawackoli, Pablo Avalos, Dmitriy Sheyn, Galina Shapiro, Joseph C Giaconi, Shiran Ben David, Jess G Snedeker, Zulma Gazit, Katherine W Ferrara, Dan Gazit, Gadi Pelled
Ligament injuries occur frequently, substantially hindering routine daily activities and sports participation in patients. Surgical reconstruction using autogenous or allogeneic tissues is the gold standard treatment for ligament injuries. Although surgeons routinely perform ligament reconstructions, the integrity of these reconstructions largely depends on adequate biological healing of the interface between the ligament graft and the bone. We hypothesized that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells would lead to significantly improved ligament graft integration...
April 26, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784247/evaluation-of-the-head-helmet-sliding-properties-in-an-impact-test
#10
Antonia Trotta, Aisling Ní Annaidh, Roy Owen Burek, Bart Pelgrims, Jan Ivens
The scalp plays a crucial role in head impact biomechanics, being the first tissue involved in the impact and providing a sliding interface between the impactor and/or helmet and the skull. It is important to understand both the scalp-skull and the scalp-helmet sliding in order to determine the head response due to an impact. However, experimental data on the sliding properties of the scalp is lacking. The aim of this work was to identify the sliding properties of the scalp using cadaver heads, in terms of scalp-skull and scalp-liner (internal liner of the helmet) friction and to compare these values with that of widely used artificial headforms (HIII and magnesium EN960)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784159/changes-in-corneal-biomechanical-properties-after-24-hours-of-continuous-intraocular-pressure-monitoring-using-a-contact-lens-sensor
#11
Laura Morales-Fernandez, Javier Garcia-Bella, Jose M Martinez-de-la-Casa, Rubén Sanchez-Jean, Federico Saenz-Frances, Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, Lucia Perucho, Enrique Santos-Bueso, Julian Garcia-Feijoo
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess changes in corneal topography and biomechanics after intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring using the Triggerfish contact lens sensor (CLS). METHODS: For this prospective study, 30 eyes of 30 subjects: 14 healthy subjects (G1) and 6 glaucoma patients (G2), were recruited for 24 hours of continuous IOP monitoring using the CLS. The following measurements were taken before CLS fitting and after lens removal: maximum keratometry (Kmax), mean keratometry (MK), and corneal astigmatism (Cyl) measured through Pentacam corneal topography, and the corneal biomechanical variables corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) measured with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA)...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784006/secure-corridor-for-infraacetabular-screws-in-acetabular-fracture-fixation-a-3-d-radiomorphometric-analysis-of-124-pelvic-ct-datasets
#12
Stephan Arlt, Hansrudi Noser, Andreas Wienke, Florian Radetzki, Gunther Olaf Hofmann, Thomas Mendel
BACKGROUND: Acetabular fracture surgery is directed toward anatomical reduction and stable fixation to allow for the early functional rehabilitation of an injured hip joint. Recent biomechanical investigations have shown the superiority of using an additional screw in the infraacetabular (IA) region, thereby transfixing the separated columns to strengthen the construct by closing the periacetabular fixation frame. However, the inter-individual existence and variance concerning secure IA screw corridors are poorly understood...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783895/the-use-of-an-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant-for-major-bone-loss-minimum-2-year-follow-up-short-title-ossis-custom-3d-printed-tri-flanged-acetabular-implant
#13
David C Kieser, Ramez Ailabouni, Sandra C J Kieser, Michael C Wyatt, Paul C Armour, Mark H Coates, Gary J Hooper
INTRODUCTION: Custom 3D-printed acetabular implants are a new technology used in hip surgery with ever-increasing frequency. They offer patient-specific implants to optimise filling of bone defects and implant-bone contact, without the need for excessive bone resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 46 consecutive patients who underwent an Ossis unilateral custom 3D-printed acetabular implant. Clinical (Oxford Hip Score OHS-60), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), Harris Hip Score (HHS) and radiological (restoration of biomechanical hip centre, osteointegration, wear, heterotrophic ossification) results were assessed...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783271/mid-term-clinical-outcome-and-reconstruction-of-posterior-tibial-slope-after-uka
#14
Alois Franz, Christoph Kolja Boese, Andrej Matthies, Jörg Leffler, Christian Ries
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has gained growing popularity over the last decades. The posterior tibial slope (PTS) has been shown to play a significant role for knee biomechanics and is thought to be crucial for clinical function of the UKA. We evaluated the clinical outcome at mid-term follow-up after UKA. Furthermore, the reconstruction of the individual PTS was analyzed. A total of 91 consecutive patients undergoing medial UKA for osteoarthritis were included. Patients were contacted by telephone for a survival analysis at a minimum of 30 months after surgery...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783121/the-influence-of-nail-blocking-conditions-in-cattle-femoral-fractures
#15
Leopoldo A Paolucci, Estevam B Las Casas, Rafael R Faleiros, Cahuê F R Paz, Sergio S Rocha Junior
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of different fixation strategies of the intramedullary interlocking nail (IIN) on the mechanical behavior of a polymeric implant applied for femoral fracture fixation in calves, and to evaluate the performance of a glass fiber-reinforced polymer applied in a bovine femoral fracture reduction system, five Holstein male animals with a mean weight (±SD) of 62.8 ± 20.4 kg and aged 74 ± 15 were used to generate biomechanical parameters for this study...
May 7, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783086/biomechanical-comparison-of-cemented-vs-non-cemented-anterior-screw-fixation-in-type-ii-odontoid-fractures-in-the-elderly-a-cadaveric-study
#16
Petr Rehousek, Edward Jenner, James Holton, Marcin Czyz, Lukas Capek, Petr Henys, Marketa Kulvajtova, Martin Krbec, Jiri Skala-Rosenbaum
Background Context Odontoid process fractures are the most common injuries of the cervical spine in the elderly. Anterior screw stabilisation of type 2 odontoid process fractures improves survival and function in these patients but may be complicated by failure of fixation. Purpose To determine whether cement augmentation of a standard anterior screw provides biomechanically superior fixation of type II odontoid fractures in comparison to a non-cemented standard screw. Study design Twenty human cadaveric C2 vertebrae from elderly donors (mean age 83 years) were obtained...
May 18, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782336/a-review-of-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-complications
#17
Ronald R Krueger, Caio S Meister
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As a flapless procedure, SMILE brings benefits to refractive surgery, such as lower corneal biomechanical impact, less dry eye risk and less stromal bed exposure. However, the longer learning curve can be a risk factor for complications. This article aims to discuss SMILE complications and proposes a categorized analysis of occurrences, dividing into two groups: intraoperative and postoperative complications. Among intraoperative, we also suggest a subdivision between those related to the laser (lenticule construction), tissue separation (lenticule dissection) and tissue removal (lenticule extraction)...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781788/a-review-of-the-reliability-of-biomechanical-variables-produced-during-the-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-and-isometric-squat-and-the-reporting-of-normative-data
#18
Claire J Brady, Andrew J Harrison, Thomas M Comyns
The use of isometric strength testing, particularly the isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) has increased dramatically over the last decade. The IMTP and isometric squat (ISqT) provide one aspect of performance monitoring with variables such as peak force and rate of force development being derived from the force-time curve. The reliability of some of these variables is conflicting in the literature, and the reporting of the reliability is not standardised across the research. The majority of research only reports intraclass correlation coefficients with very few studies reporting coefficient of variation and 90% confidence intervals...
May 21, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781550/walking-gait-asymmetries-six-months-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-predict-twelve-month-patient-reported-outcomes
#19
Brian Pietrosimone, J Troy Blackburn, Darin A Padua, Steven J Pfeiffer, Hope C Davis, Brittney A Luc-Harkey, Matthew S Harkey, Laura E Stanley, Barnett S Frank, R Alexander Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Jeffery T Spang
The study sought to determine the association between gait biomechanics (vertical ground reaction force [vGRF], vGRF loading rate [vGRF-LR]) collected six months following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with patient-reported outcomes at twelve months following ACLR. Walking gait mechanics and all subsections of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS) were collected at six and twelve months following ACLR, respectively, in 25 individuals with a unilateral ACLR. Peak vGRF and peak instantaneous vGRF-LR were extracted from the first 50% of the stance phase...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781224/influence-of-different-drilling-preparation-on-cortical-bone-a-biomechanical-histological-and-micro-ct-study-on-sheep
#20
Michele Stocchero, Marco Toia, Yohei Jinno, Francesca Cecchinato, Jonas P Becktor, Yoshihito Naito, Anders Halldin, Ryo Jimbo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the extent of cortical bone remodeling between two different drilling protocols by means of histomorphometric, µ-CT, and biomechanical analyses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 48 implants were inserted into the mandible of six sheep following two drilling protocols: Group A (Test, n = 24), undersized preparation; Group B (Control, n = 24), non-undersized preparation. The animals were euthanatized to obtain 5 and 10 weeks of implantation time...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
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