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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548698/novel-porcine-experimental-model-of-severe-progressive-thoracic-scoliosis-with-compensatory-curves-induced-by-interpedicular-bent-rigid-temporary-tethering
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Carlos Barrios, José Miguel Lloris, Juan Alonso, Borja Maruenda, Jesús Burgos, Rafael Llombart-Blanco, Luis Gil, Viviana Bisbal
Using flexible tethering techniques, porcine models of experimental scoliosis have shown scoliotic curves with vertebral wedging but very limited axial rotation. The aim of this experimental work was to induce a severe progressive scoliosis in a growing porcine model for research purposes. A unilateral spinal bent rigid tether was anchored to two ipsilateral pedicle screws in eight pigs. The spinal tether was removed after 8 weeks. Ten weeks later, the animals were sacrificed. Conventional radiographs and 3D CT-scans were taken to evaluate changes in the alignment of the thoracic spine...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547013/new-cfd-tools-to-evaluate-nasal-airflow
#2
M A Burgos, E Sanmiguel-Rojas, C Del Pino, M A Sevilla-García, F Esteban-Ortega
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a mathematical tool to analyse airflow. As currently CFD is not a usual tool for rhinologists, a group of engineers in collaboration with experts in Rhinology have developed a very intuitive CFD software. The program MECOMLAND(®) only required snapshots from the patient's cross-sectional (tomographic) images, being the output those results originated by CFD, such as airflow distributions, velocity profiles, pressure, temperature, or wall shear stress. This is useful complementary information to cover diagnosis, prognosis, or follow-up of nasal pathologies based on quantitative magnitudes linked to airflow...
May 25, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545805/the-accuracy-of-three-dimensional-prediction-of-soft-tissue-changes-following-the-surgical-correction-of-facial-asymmetry-an-innovative-concept
#3
T Mundluru, A Almukhtar, X Ju, A Ayoub
The accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) predictions of soft tissue changes in the surgical correction of facial asymmetry was evaluated in this study. Preoperative (T1) and 6-12-month postoperative (T2) cone beam computed tomography scans of 13 patients were studied. All patients underwent surgical correction of facial asymmetry as part of a multidisciplinary treatment protocol. The magnitude of the surgical movement was measured; virtual surgery was performed on the preoperative scans using Maxilim software...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544826/preoperative-computed-tomography-scan-analysis-of-interleaflets-triangles-to-guide-aortic-root-repair-procedures
#4
Claudia Romagnoni, Andrea Mangini, Monica Contino, Rubina Rosa, Sonia Ippolito, Guido Gelpi, Carlo Antona
BACKGROUND: Stabilization of the ventriculo-aortic junction (VAJ) is gaining increasing interest in the context of aortic valve repair, since its dilation is a well-recognized risk factor for long-term repair failure. Interleaflets triangles are key elements of the VAJ, but cannot be completely visualized using echocardiography. A three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of electrocardiogram-triggered computed tomography (CT) scan images allows an analysis of the real dimensions and anatomic characteristics of the subcommissural triangles...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
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Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543704/comparison-of-2-vs-3-dimensional-fracture-mapping-strategies-for-3-dimensional-computerized-tomography-reconstructions-of-scapula-neck-body-fractures
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Anthony J Dugarte, Luisa Tkany, Lisa K Schroder, Andreas Petersik, Peter A Cole
Fracture mapping has been used in the understanding of injury patterns in different bones. To our knowledge, there are no applications of this technique using three-dimensional (3D) morphologic fracture characteristics. Previously, scapula fractures were mapped by transferring information from 3D computed tomography to a two-dimensional (2D) template. Cole et al. determined that 3D Computerized Tomography (CT) scans were more reliable compared to plain radiographs in terms of scapular angulation, translation, and glenopolar angle measurements...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543268/sensitivity-of-3-dimensional-sonography-in-preoperative-evaluation-of-parathyroid-glands-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#7
Susan J Frank, Adam E Goldman-Yassen, Tova Koenigsberg, Steven K Libutti, Mordecai Koenigsberg
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism facilitates targeted surgery. We assessed the sensitivity of 3-dimensional (3D) sonography for preoperative localization of abnormal parathyroid glands. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism at a single site at our institution. We compared preoperative 2-dimensional (2D) sonography, 3D sonography, and sestamibi scans with final gland localization at surgery...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540513/utility-of-3d-printed-temporal-bones-in-pre-surgical-planning-for-complex-bonebridge-cases
#8
Payal Mukherjee, Kai Cheng, Sean Flanagan, Simon Greenberg
With the advent of single-sided hearing loss increasingly being treated with cochlear implantation, bone conduction implants are reserved for cases of conductive and mixed hearing loss with greater complexity. The BoneBridge (BB, MED-EL, Innsbruck, Austria) is an active fully implantable device with no attenuation of sound energy through soft tissue. However, the floating mass transducer (FMT) part of the device is very bulky, which limits insertion in complicated ears. In this study, 3D printed temporal bones of patients were used to study its utility in preoperative planning on complicated cases...
May 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539349/sleep-loss-promotes-astrocytic-phagocytosis-and-microglial-activation-in-mouse-cerebral-cortex
#9
Michele Bellesi, Luisa de Vivo, Mattia Chini, Francesca Gilli, Giulio Tononi, Chiara Cirelli
We previously found that Mertk and its ligand Gas6, astrocytic genes involved in phagocytosis, are upregulated after acute sleep deprivation. These results suggested that astrocytes may engage in phagocytic activity during extended wake, but direct evidence was lacking. Studies in humans and rodents also found that sleep loss increases peripheral markers of inflammation, but whether these changes are associated with neuroinflammation and/or activation of microglia, the brain's resident innate immune cells, was unknown...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539292/-gelatin-alginate-hydrogel-scaffolds-prepared-by-3d-bioprinting-promotes-cell-adhesion-and-proliferation-of-human-dental-pulp-cells-in-vitro
#10
Hai-Yue Yu, Dan-Dan Ma, Bu-Ling Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cytotoxicity of gelatin/alginate hydrogel scaffolds prepared by 3D bioprinting in human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) and compare the cell adhesion and proliferation of the cells seeded in the biomaterial using two different methods. METHODS: HDPCs isolated by tissue block culture and enzyme digestion were cultured and passaged. Gelatin/alginate hydrogel scaffolds were printed using a bioplotter, and the cytotoxicity of the aqueous extracts of the scaffold material was tested in the third passage of HDPCs using cell counting kit-8...
May 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537386/tuning-the-morphology-of-li2o2-by-noble-and-3d-metals-a-planar-model-electrode-study-for-li-o2-battery
#11
Yao Yang, Wei Liu, Nian Wu, Xiaochen Wang, Tao Zhang, Linfeng Chen, Rui Zeng, Yingming Wang, Juntao Lu, Lei Fu, Li Xiao, Lin Zhuang
In this work, a planar model electrode method has been used to investigate the structure-activity relationship of multiple noble and 3d metal catalysts for the cathode reaction of Li-O2 battery. The result shows that the battery performance (discharge/charge over-potential) strongly depends not only on the type of catalysts, but also on the morphology of the discharge product (Li2O2). Specifically, according to electro-chemical characterization and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation, noble metals (Pd, Pt, Ru, Ir and Au) show excellent battery performance (smaller discharge/charge over-potential), with worm-like Li2O2 particles with size less than 200 nm on their surfaces...
May 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537348/a-cadaver-study-to-evaluate-the-accuracy-of-a-new-3d-mini-optical-navigation-tool-for-total-hip-arthroplasty
#12
Jonathan M Vigdorchik, Michael B Cross, Eric A Bogner, Theodore T Miller, Jeffrey M Muir, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: Accurate measurement of acetabular cup position (CP), changes in leg length (LL), and offset (OS) are paramount in ensuring proper sizing and implantation of components during total hip arthroplasty (THA). LL/OS inaccuracies can cause low back pain, neurological deficits, and patient dissatisfaction, while inaccurate positioning of the acetabular cup can lead to instability, dislocation, and, ultimately, revision surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a mini-navigation tool in measuring CP and LL/OS differential during THA...
May 24, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535918/polymer-gel-dosimeters-for-pretreatment-radiotherapy-verification-using-the-three-dimensional-gamma-evaluation-and-pass-rate-maps
#13
Ling-Ling Hsieh, Jiunn-I Shieh, Li-Ju Wei, Yi-Chun Wang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Cheng-Ting Shih
Polymer gel dosimeters (PGDs) have been widely studied for use in the pretreatment verification of clinical radiation therapy. However, the readability of PGDs in three-dimensional (3D) dosimetry remain unclear. In this study, the pretreatment verifications of clinical radiation therapy were performed using an N-isopropyl-acrylamide (NIPAM) PGD, and the results were used to evaluate the performance of the NIPAM PGD on 3D dose measurement. A gel phantom was used to measure the dose distribution of a clinical case of intensity-modulated radiation therapy...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532606/verifying-tumor-position-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-delivery-using-limited-arc-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging
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Colien Hazelaar, Max Dahele, Stefan Scheib, Ben J Slotman, Wilko F A R Verbakel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proof of tumor position during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivery is desirable. We investigated if cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans reconstructed from (collimated) fluoroscopic kV images acquired during irradiation could show the dominant tumor position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-arc CBCT scans were reconstructed using FDK filtered back projection from 38kV fluoroscopy datasets (16 patients) continuously acquired during volumetric modulated spine SBRT...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532025/new-tetrahedral-zinc-halide-schiff-base-complexes-synthesis-crystal-structure-theoretical-3d-hirshfeld-surface-analyses-antimicrobial-and-thermal-studies
#15
L Taghizadeh, M Montazerozohori, A Masoudiasl, S Joohari, J M White
A new bidentate Schiff base ligand named as N,N'-bis((E)-3-phenylallylidene)butane-1,4-diamine (L) and three its zinc halide complexes were synthesized and characterized by FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The crystal structure of zinc bromide and iodide complexes were characterized using single crystal X-ray diffraction. The two structures are isomorphous, crystallizing in the monoclinic crystal system with space group C2/c with closely similar unit cell dimensions. In these complexes, the Zn(II) ion is in the center of a distorted tetrahedral environment completed by two iminic nitrogen atoms of Schiff base ligand and two halide anions...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530736/magnetic-field-controlled-graphene-oxide-based-origami-with-enhanced-surface-area-and-mechanical-properties
#16
Ok-Kyung Park, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Yang Yang, Sanjit Bhowmick, Soumya Vinod, Qingbo Zhang, Vicki L Colvin, S A Syed Asif, Robert Vajtai, Evgeni S Penev, Boris I Yakobson, Pulickel M Ajayan
One can utilize the folding of paper to build fascinating 3D origami architectures with extraordinary mechanical properties and surface area. Inspired by the same, the morphology of 2D graphene can be tuned by addition of magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles in the presence of a magnetic field. The innovative 3D architecture with enhanced mechanical properties also shows a high surface area (∼2500 m(2) g(-1)) which is utilized for oil absorption. Detailed microscopy and spectroscopy reveal rolling of graphene oxide (GO) sheets due to the magnetic field driven action of magnetite particles, which is further supported by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530209/reproducible-3d-printed-head-tanks-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-with-realistic-shape-and-conductivity-distribution
#17
James Avery, Kirill Aristovich, Barney Low, David Holder
OBJECTIVE: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has many promising applications in brain injury monitoring. To evaluate both instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms, experiments are first performed in head tanks. Existing methods, whilst accurate, produce a discontinuous conductivity, and are often made by hand, making it hard for other researchers to replicate. APPROACH: We have developed a method for constructing head tanks directly in a 3D printer. Conductivity was controlled through perforations in the skull surface, which allow for saline to pass through...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529102/comparative-study-of-three-kinds-of-fibula-cutting-guides-in-reshaping-fibula-for-the-reconstruction-of-mandible-an-accuracy-simulation-study-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Zhiwei Dong, Bei Li, Rui Xie, Qin Wu, Li Zhang, Shizhu Bai
OBJECTIVES: In order to get predictable reassembling and higher accuracy in the reconstruction of the mandible, we designed three kinds of fibula cutting guides: (1) Two-edge wide groove guide (WGG); (2) Two-edge narrow groove guide (NGG); and (3) One-edge guide (OEG). The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of fibula remodelling using the three kinds of fibula cutting guides above in a simulation procedure in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cutting and reshaping of fibula analogs were guided by the three kinds of guides mentioned above...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528636/correlative-two-photon-and-serial-block-face-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-neuronal-tissue-using-3d-near-infrared-branding-maps
#19
Robert M Lees, Christopher J Peddie, Lucy M Collinson, Michael C Ashby, Paul Verkade
Linking cellular structure and function has always been a key goal of microscopy, but obtaining high resolution spatial and temporal information from the same specimen is a fundamental challenge. Two-photon (2P) microscopy allows imaging deep inside intact tissue, bringing great insight into the structural and functional dynamics of cells in their physiological environment. At the nanoscale, the complex ultrastructure of a cell's environment in tissue can be reconstructed in three dimensions (3D) using serial block face scanning electron microscopy (SBF-SEM)...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528295/a-machine-learning-graph-based-approach-for-3d-segmentation-of-bruch-s-membrane-opening-from-glaucomatous-sd-oct-volumes
#20
Mohammad Saleh Miri, Michael D Abràmoff, Young H Kwon, Milan Sonka, Mona K Garvin
Bruch's membrane opening-minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) is a recently proposed structural parameter which estimates the remaining nerve fiber bundles in the retina and is superior to other conventional structural parameters for diagnosing glaucoma. Measuring this structural parameter requires identification of BMO locations within spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) volumes. While most automated approaches for segmentation of the BMO either segment the 2D projection of BMO points or identify BMO points in individual B-scans, in this work, we propose a machine-learning graph-based approach for true 3D segmentation of BMO from glaucomatous SD-OCT volumes...
May 6, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
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