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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327144/computational-medical-imaging-and-hemodynamics-framework-for-functional-analysis-and-assessment-of-cardiovascular-structures
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Kelvin K L Wong, Defeng Wang, Jacky K L Ko, Jagannath Mazumdar, Thu-Thao Le, Dhanjoo Ghista
Cardiac dysfunction constitutes common cardiovascular health issues in the society, and has been an investigation topic of strong focus by researchers in the medical imaging community. Diagnostic modalities based on echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, chest radiography and computed tomography are common techniques that provide cardiovascular structural information to diagnose heart defects. However, functional information of cardiovascular flow, which can in fact be used to support the diagnosis of many cardiovascular diseases with a myriad of hemodynamics performance indicators, remains unexplored to its full potential...
March 21, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326733/-cone-beam-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-bifid-mandibular-canals-in-the-adult-population-in-sichuan-province
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Ye Li, Chen Yafei, Pei Jun, Liu Yuanyuan, Qi Shuqun, Pan Jian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of bifid mandibular canals (BMC), and analyze the types, courses, and anatomic features of the variant canals in the adult population in Sichuan Province. METHODS: Five hundred patients (1 000 hemimandibles) underwent cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) were included in this study. The incidence, bifurcate types and courses of the BMC were evaluated. RESULTS: The incidence of BMC was 13.8% (69/500) in the study, 9...
February 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325445/nonlinear-model-on-pulsatile-flow-of-blood-through-a-porous-bifurcated-arterial-stenosis-in-the-presence-of-magnetic-field-and-periodic-body-acceleration
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R Ponalagusamy, S Priyadharshini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Background and Objective: The motivation of cardiovascular modeling is to understand the haemodynamic and mechanical factors in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Several investigations have been carried out by many authors to understand the flow properties of blood in modelling blood flows in the circulatory system. In the present article, the pulsatile flow of Herschel-Bulkley fluid through a bifurcated arterial stenosis in a porous medium with magnetic field and periodic body acceleration has been investigated in view of understanding the role of rheological behaviour of blood, stenotic height, bifurcation angle, magnetic field and porosity of wall in the initiation and proliferation of cardiovascular diseases...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324801/schwannoma-of-the-descending-loop-of-the-hypoglossal-nerve-case-report
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Giulio Illuminati, Giulia Pizzardi, Rocco Pasqua, Piergaspare Palumbo, Francesco Vietri
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas of the descending loop of the hypoglossal nerve are very rare. They are slow-growing tumors that may masquerade a carotid body tumor. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old female was referred for a latero-cervical mass appearing as a chemodectoma at CT-scan. At operation, a 2cm mass arising from the descending loop of the hypoglossal nerve was resected en bloc with the loop itself and a functional lymphadenectomy was associated. Post-operative course was uneventful and the patient is free from disease recurrence at one year follow-up...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324759/stability-and-instability-of-a-neuron-network-with-excitatory-and-inhibitory-small-world-connections
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Dongyuan Yu, Xu Xu, Jing Zhou, Eric Li
This study considers a delayed neural network with excitatory and inhibitory shortcuts. The global stability of the trivial equilibrium is investigated based on Lyapunov's direct method and the delay-dependent criteria are obtained. It is shown that both the excitatory and inhibitory shortcuts decrease the stability interval, but a time delay can be employed as a global stabilizer. In addition, we analyze the bounds of the eigenvalues of the adjacent matrix using matrix perturbation theory and then obtain the generalized sufficient conditions for local stability...
March 2, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324758/dynamics-of-complex-valued-fractional-order-neural-networks
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Eva Kaslik, Ileana Rodica Rădulescu
The dynamics of complex-valued fractional-order neuronal networks are investigated, focusing on stability, instability and Hopf bifurcations. Sufficient conditions for the asymptotic stability and instability of a steady state of the network are derived, based on the complex system parameters and the fractional order of the system, considering simplified neuronal connectivity structures (hub and ring). In some specific cases, it is possible to identify the critical values of the fractional order for which Hopf bifurcations may occur...
March 6, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324235/neoascarophis-sinensis-n-sp-nematoda-cystidicolidae-a-parasite-of-conger-myriaster-brevoort-anguilliformes-congridae-in-chinese-waters
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Hui-Xia Chen, Lu-Ping Zhang, Xin Du, Liang Li
Neoascarophis sinensis n. sp. collected from the whitespotted conger Conger myriaster (Brevoort) (Anguilliformes: Congridae) in the Yellow and East China Seas, is described using both light and scanning electron microscopy. The new species is characterised mainly by the body size (8.5-10.5 mm in the males, 9.5-14.0 mm in the females), the location of the vulva (near equatorial region of the body), the non-bifurcate deirids, the lengths of the vestibule (40-50 µm in the males, 30-60 µm in the females) and glandular oesophagus (2...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324141/early-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation-what-is-the-impact-of-the-arterial-reconstruction-type
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Astrid Herrero, Regis Souche, Emmanuel Joly, Gildas Boisset, Hussein Habibeh, Hassan Bouyabrine, Fabrizio Panaro, Jose Ursic-Bedoya, Samir Jaber, Boris Guiu, Georges Philippe Pageaux, Francis Navarro
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is the most severe vascular complication occurring after liver transplantation, with an incidence ranging from 2 to 9% in adults. Although the ideal arterial reconstruction is often described as a short and non-redundant anastomosis fashioned between the recipient and donor hepatic arteries, there is no strong evidence about this ideal reconstruction in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the type of arterial reconstruction on early HAT after primary liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323182/treatment-of-large-and-giant-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysms-risk-factors-for-unfavorable-outcomes
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Wonhyoung Park, Jaewoo Chung, Jae Sung Ahn, Jung Cheol Park, Byung Duk Kwun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes after neurosurgical treatment of large and giant aneurysms of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). In addition, we aimed to identify risk factors for unfavorable outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study included 105 patients with 106 large or giant MCA aneurysms treated with neurosurgical methods, including microsurgery and endovascular treatment, over a 15-year period. RESULTS: The mean aneurysm size was 15...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323157/anatomic-variations-of-inferior-mesenteric-artery-and-left-colic-artery-evaluated-by-3-dimensional-ct-angiography-insights-into-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Jia Ke, Jiawei Cai, Xiaofeng Wen, Xianrui Wu, Zhen He, Yifeng Zou, Jianping Qiu, Xiaowen He, Xiaosheng He, Lei Lian, Xiaojian Wu, Zhiyang Zhou, Ping Lan
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the clinical applicability of 3-dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in evaluating the anatomic variations of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and left colic artery (LCA), to help make pre-operative strategies of rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: 188 patients with abdominal and pelvic contrast-enhanced CT scan were retrospectively enrolled and 3D-CTA was reconstructed. The origin and branching patterns of IMA, tracking patterns of LCA, intersectional patterns among IMA, LCA and inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) were examined, and their associations with clinical features were analyzed...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321023/hybrid-strategy-to-treat-life-threatening-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-with-severe-in-stent-restenosis
#12
Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Chih-Yuan Fang
Coronary artery aneurysm following drug-eluting stent implantation is rare in the literature. The presentation combined a life-threatening condition with severe in-stent restenosis. How to treat this condition is a complex problem because a surgical approach for a proximal left circumflex lesion is difficult. A hybrid method that is a combination of coronary bypass surgery and coronary stenting for left main bifurcation in-stent restenosis and proximal coronary artery aneurysm is a feasible strategy.
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320906/perspective-chemical-dynamics-simulations-of-non-statistical-reaction-dynamics
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REVIEW
Xinyou Ma, William L Hase
Non-statistical chemical dynamics are exemplified by disagreements with the transition state (TS), RRKM and phase space theories of chemical kinetics and dynamics. The intrinsic reaction coordinate (IRC) is often used for the former two theories, and non-statistical dynamics arising from non-IRC dynamics are often important. In this perspective, non-statistical dynamics are discussed for chemical reactions, with results primarily obtained from chemical dynamics simulations and to a lesser extent from experiment...
April 28, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319567/treatment-of-biliary-stricture-after-live-donor-liver-transplantation-with-combined-metal-and-plastic-stent-%C3%A4-nsertion-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Erkan Parlak, Aydin Seref Koksal, Ahmet Tarik Eminler, Bilal Toka, Mustafa Ihsan Uslan
BACKGROUND: Fully covered-self expandable metal stents (Fc-SEMSs) have a challenging use in the treatment of anastomosis strictures (ASs) after live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) because they can occlude secondary branch biliary ducts when placed above the biliary bifurcation. In this study we evaluated the technical feasibility and safety of combining Fc-SEMSs with plastic stent(s) inserted to the secondary branch biliary ducts for the treatment of ASs after LDLT. METHODS: The study group included 22 patients (12 men, aged 51±11 years) with anastomotic biliary stricture after LDLT...
March 18, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319153/a-general-model-for-metabolic-scaling-in-self-similar-asymmetric-networks
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Alexander Byers Brummer, Van M Savage, Brian J Enquist
How a particular attribute of an organism changes or scales with its body size is known as an allometry. Biological allometries, such as metabolic scaling, have been hypothesized to result from selection to maximize how vascular networks fill space yet minimize internal transport distances and resistances. The West, Brown, Enquist (WBE) model argues that these two principles (space-filling and energy minimization) are (i) general principles underlying the evolution of the diversity of biological networks across plants and animals and (ii) can be used to predict how the resulting geometry of biological networks then governs their allometric scaling...
March 20, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318740/upper-limb-dimelia
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Takehiko Takagi, Ayano Nojiri, Atsuhito Seki, Shinichiro Takayama, Masahiko Watanabe
A patient with upper limb dimelia including a double scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna, 11 metacarpals and digits (5 on the superior side, 6 on the inferior side) was treated with a simple amputation of the inferior limb resulting in cosmetic improvement and maintenance of range of motion in the preserved limb. During the amputation, the 2 limbs were found to be anatomically separate except for the ulnar nerve, which, in the superior limb, bifurcated into the sensory branch of radial nerve in the inferior limb, and the brachial artery, which bifurcated into the radial artery...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318079/design-and-synthesis-of-galactosylated-bifurcated-ligands-with-nanomolar-affinity-for-lectin-leca-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Anthony Angeli, Muchen Li, Lucie Dupin, Gerard Vergoten, Mathieu Noel, Mimouna Madaoui, Shuai Wang, Albert Meyer, Thomas Gehin, Sebastien Vidal, Jean-Jacques Vasseur, Yann Chevolot, Francois Morvan
Lectin LecA of Pseudomonas aeruginosa is established as a virulent factor. Glycoclusters targeting LecA able to compete with human glycoconjugates present on epithelial cells are promising candidates to treat P. aeruginosa infection. A family of 32 glycodendrimers of generation 0 and 1 displaying bifurcated bis-galactosides has been designed to interact with LecA. The influence of both the central multivalent core and the aglycon of these glycodendrimers on their affinity toward LecA has been evaluated using a microarray technology both qualitatively for a rapid screening of the binding properties but also quantitatively (Kd) leading to high affinity LecA ligands with Kd values in the low nanomolar range (Kd = 22 nM for the best one)...
March 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316803/ring-expansion-synthesis-and-crystal-structure-of-dimethyl-4-ethyl-1-4-5-6-7-8-hexa-hydro-azonino-5-6-b-indole-2-3-di-carboxyl-ate
#18
Van Tuyen Nguyen, Elena A Sorokina, Anna V Listratova, Leonid G Voskressensky, Nikolai N Lobanov, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Yan V Zubavichus, Victor N Khrustalev
The title compound, C20H24N2O4, is the product of a ring-expansion reaction from a seven-membered hexa-hydro-azepine to a nine-membered azonine. The azonine ring of the mol-ecule adopts a chair-boat conformation. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by bifurcated N-H⋯(O,O) hydrogen bonds, generating [010] zigzag chains. The title compound shows inhibitory activity against acetyl-cholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, and might be considered as a candidate for the design of new types of anti-Alzheimer's drugs...
March 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316384/taxonomic-tools-for-the-identification-of-allogenarchopsisbareilliensis-n-sp-digenea-hemiuroidea-derogenidae-from-channastriata-of-rohilkhand-india-based-on-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopic-studies
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Neelima Gupta, Dileep K Gupta, Misako Urabe
The stomach of the freshwater snakehead murrel, Channastriata (n = 250) collected from fresh water habitats of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India revealed Allogenarchopsis, a trematode parasite (Plagiorchiida: Derogenidae). An illustrated account of light (Olympus BX-53 with Cellsens software imaging system) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) (Neo JCM-6000) of Allogenarchopsisbareilliensis n. sp. (prevalence 37 %, intensity 1-4 par/host) is provided. Light microscopy based studies warranting creation of a new species are the robust shape of the body with broad mid-body, blunt anterior and tapering posterior end, large ventral sucker, ratio of oral sucker: ventral sucker 1:3...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316038/the-impact-of-the-aortic-valve-impairment-on-the-distant-coronary-arteries-hemodynamics-a-fluid-structure-interaction-study
#20
Hossein Mohammadi, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain
Atherosclerosis is still the leading cause of death in the developed world. Although its initiation and progression is a complex multifactorial process, it is well known that blood flow-induced wall shear stress (WSS) is an important factor involved in early atherosclerotic plaque initiation. In recent clinical studies, it was established that the regional pathologies of the aortic valve can be involved in the formation of atherosclerotic plaques. However, the impact of hemodynamic effects is not yet fully elucidated for disease initiation and progression...
March 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
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