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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342881/pericardial-patch-graft-repair-of-severe-localized-scleral-thinning-encountered-during-strabismus-surgery
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Maan Alkharashi, Alexander F Dagi, Linda R Dagi
This article presents a surgical technique using a pericardial patch for the permanent repair of severe scleral thinning encountered during strabismus surgery. In the present case scleral thinning resulted from buckle removal. Familiarity with this technique may prove important for the strabismus surgeon treating patients with a history of surface ocular hardware or disease-induced scleral thinning.
March 22, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339286/advantages-of-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-with-a-transosseous-suture-technique-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Pietro Randelli, Carlo Alberto Stoppani, Carlo Zaolino, Alessandra Menon, Filippo Randelli, Paolo Cabitza
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tear is a common finding in patients with painful, poorly functioning shoulders. The surgical management of this disorder has improved greatly and can now be fully arthroscopic. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical and radiological results of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using 2 different techniques: single-row anchor fixation versus transosseous hardware-free suture repair. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338069/rram-based-parallel-computing-architecture-using-k-nearest-neighbor-classification-for-pattern-recognition
#3
Yuning Jiang, Jinfeng Kang, Xinan Wang
Resistive switching memory (RRAM) is considered as one of the most promising devices for parallel computing solutions that may overcome the von Neumann bottleneck of today's electronic systems. However, the existing RRAM-based parallel computing architectures suffer from practical problems such as device variations and extra computing circuits. In this work, we propose a novel parallel computing architecture for pattern recognition by implementing k-nearest neighbor classification on metal-oxide RRAM crossbar arrays...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336805/what-is-data-ethics
#4
Luciano Floridi, Mariarosaria Taddeo
This theme issue has the founding ambition of landscaping data ethics as a new branch of ethics that studies and evaluates moral problems related to data (including generation, recording, curation, processing, dissemination, sharing and use), algorithms (including artificial intelligence, artificial agents, machine learning and robots) and corresponding practices (including responsible innovation, programming, hacking and professional codes), in order to formulate and support morally good solutions (e.g. right conducts or right values)...
December 28, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336328/bone-healing-is-achievable-despite-extensive-wound-dehiscence-and-wide-plate-and-screws-exposure-in-children
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Elias Melhem, Wael Bayoud, Ismat Ghanem
BACKGROUD: Extensive wound dehiscence and wide plate and screw exposure in the early weeks following orthopaedic surgery in children is usually managed either by extensive debridement, lavage and secondary closure or hardware removal and external fixation. PATIENTS: Three children with LCP plate and screws exposure were managed by simple repetitive debridement and local wound care without any IV antibiotics, nor secondary closure or hardware removal. All three cases occurred in the tibia, one following tibial osteotomy in lateral hemimelia with a long history of previous surgeries, one following wide excision of a tibial Ewing sarcoma with chemo and radiotherapy, and the third following wide excision of a 12cm necrotic tibial segment due to chronic osteomyelitis...
March 20, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336098/complications-of-volar-locking-plating-of-distal-radius-fractures-in-576-patients-with-3-2-years-follow-up
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REVIEW
Rikke Thorninger, Mette Lund Madsen, Daniel Wæver, Lars Carl Borris, Jan Hendrik Duedal Rölfing
BACKGROUND: Volar plating of unstable distal radius fractures (DRF) has become the favoured treatment. The complication rates vary from 3 to 36%. The purpose of the study was to estimate the complication rate of volar plating of DRF and its association with AO/OTA fracture type, surgeon experience and type of volar plate. METHODS: Retrospectively, all patients treated with volar plating of a DRF between February 2009 and June 2013 at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark were included...
March 10, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335568/an-electricity-price-aware-open-source-smart-socket-for-the-internet-of-energy
#7
Óscar Blanco-Novoa, Tiago M Fernández-Caramés, Paula Fraga-Lamas, Luis Castedo
The Internet of Energy (IoE) represents a novel paradigm where electrical power systems work cooperatively with smart devices to increase the visibility of energy consumption and create safer, cleaner and sustainable energy systems. The implementation of IoE services involves the use of multiple components, like embedded systems, power electronics or sensors, which are an essential part of the infrastructure dedicated to the generation and distribution energy and the one required by the final consumer. This article focuses on the latter and presents a smart socket system that collects the information about energy price and makes use of sensors and actuators to optimize home energy consumption according to the user preferences...
March 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335540/a-vehicle-steering-recognition-system-based-on-low-cost-smartphone-sensors
#8
Xinhua Liu, Huafeng Mei, Huachang Lu, Hailan Kuang, Xiaolin Ma
Recognizing how a vehicle is steered and then alerting drivers in real time is of utmost importance to the vehicle and driver's safety, since fatal accidents are often caused by dangerous vehicle maneuvers, such as rapid turns, fast lane-changes, etc. Existing solutions using video or in-vehicle sensors have been employed to identify dangerous vehicle maneuvers, but these methods are subject to the effects of the environmental elements or the hardware is very costly. In the mobile computing era, smartphones have become key tools to develop innovative mobile context-aware systems...
March 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335459/estimation-of-image-sensor-fill-factor-using-a-single-arbitrary-image
#9
Wei Wen, Siamak Khatibi
Achieving a high fill factor is a bottleneck problem for capturing high-quality images. There are hardware and software solutions to overcome this problem. In the solutions, the fill factor is known. However, this is an industrial secrecy by most image sensor manufacturers due to its direct effect on the assessment of the sensor quality. In this paper, we propose a method to estimate the fill factor of a camera sensor from an arbitrary single image. The virtual response function of the imaging process and sensor irradiance are estimated from the generation of virtual images...
March 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335415/time-modulated-arrays-from-their-origin-to-their-utilization-in-wireless-communication-systems
#10
REVIEW
Roberto Maneiro-Catoira, Julio Brégains, José A García-Naya, Luis Castedo
Time-modulated arrays (TMAs) are electromagnetic systems whose radiated power pattern is controlled by the application of variable-width periodical pulses to the individual elements. The nonlinear nature of the array operation causes the appearance of radiation patterns at the harmonic frequencies of such periodic pulses. The technique can be used for improving the side-lobe level (SLL) topology of the radiation pattern at the central frequency and/or to profitably exploit the harmonic patterns in order to supply smart antenna capabilities...
March 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334529/ballistic-one-dimensional-inas-nanowire-cross-junction-interconnects
#11
Johannes Gooth, Mattias Borg, Heinz Schmid, Vanessa Schaller, Stephan Wirths, Kirsten E Moselund, Mathieu Luisier, Siegfried Karg, Heike Riel
Coherent interconnection of quantum bits remains an ongoing challenge in quantum information technology. Envisioned hardware to achieve this goal is based on semiconductor nanowire (NW) circuits, comprising individual NW devices that are linked through ballistic interconnects. However, maintaining the sensitive ballistic conduction and confinement conditions across NW intersections is a non-trivial problem. Here, we go beyond the characterization of a single NW device and demonstrate ballistic 1D quantum transport in InAs NW cross-junctions, monolithically integrated on Si...
March 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334395/pore-guis-for-parallel-and-real-time-processing-of-minion-sequence-data
#12
Robert Stewart, Mick Watson
Motivation: Oxford Nanopore's MinION device has matured rapidly and is now capable of producing over one million reads and several gigabases of sequence data per run. The nature of the MinION output requires new tools that are easy to use by scientists with a range of computational skills and which enable quick and simple QC and data extraction from MinION runs. Results: We have developed two GUIs for the R package poRe that allow parallel and real-time processing of MinION datasets...
March 9, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334084/molecular-dynamics-recipes-for-genome-research
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Tommaso Biagini, Giovanni Chillemi, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Alessandro Grottesi, Caterina Fusilli, Daniele Capocefalo, Stefano Castellana, Angelo Luigi Vescovi, Tommaso Mazza
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulation allows one to predict the time evolution of a system of interacting particles. It is widely used in physics, chemistry and biology to address specific questions about the structural properties and dynamical mechanisms of model systems. MD earned a great success in genome research, as it proved to be beneficial in sorting pathogenic from neutral genomic mutations. Considering their computational requirements, simulations are commonly performed on HPC computing devices, which are generally expensive and hard to administer...
February 18, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333120/an-analytical-model-for-bds-b1-spreading-code-self-interference-evaluation-considering-nh-code-effects
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Xin Zhang, Xingqun Zhan, Shaojun Feng, Washington Ochieng
The short spreading code used by the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) B1-I or GPS Coarse/Acquistiion (C/A) can cause aggregately undesirable cross-correlation between signals within each single constellation. This GPS-to-GPS or BDS-to-BDS correlation is referred to as self-interference. A GPS C/A code self-interference model is extended to propose a self-interference model for BDS B1, taking into account the unique feature of the B1-I signal transmitted by BDS medium Earth orbit (MEO) and inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellites-an extra Neumann-Hoffmann (NH) code...
March 23, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331946/-technique-of-proton-and-phosphorous-mr-spectroscopy
#15
M Backens
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is an important non-invasive method that can reveal the concentration and spatial distribution of particular biochemically relevant tissue metabolites. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Proton MRS is routinely applicable in the clinical setting providing good quality results even with a moderate magnetic field strength of 1.5 T. Relative values of metabolite concentrations are mostly used for the assessment of metabolic disorders...
March 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331322/the-role-of-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-overview-and-update-on-new-developments
#16
REVIEW
John Y Fang, Christopher Tolleson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the loss of neuronal dopamine production in the brain. Oral therapies primarily augment the dopaminergic pathway. As the disease progresses, more continuous delivery of therapy is commonly needed. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become an effective therapy option for several different neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including PD. It currently has US Food and Drug Administration approval for PD and essential tremor, as well as a humanitarian device exception for dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329252/clinical-outcomes-of-cervical-laminoplasty-results-at-two-years
#17
Melissa M Stamates, Michael X Cui, Ben Z Roitberg
BACKGROUND: Laminoplasty is an established treatment for cervical myelopathy. Multiple variations have emerged, many advocating the use of allograft, but controversy persists. OBJECTIVE: To assess medium-term clinical outcomes in patients who underwent laminoplasty with autograft at our institution. METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive patients (19 male, 13 female, average age 66 yr) from our prospective outcome registry that underwent cervical laminoplasty between 2009 and 2013 were reviewed...
December 15, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328925/a-source-controlled-data-center-network-model
#18
Yang Yu, Mangui Liang, Zhe Wang
The construction of data center network by applying SDN technology has become a hot research topic. The SDN architecture has innovatively separated the control plane from the data plane which makes the network more software-oriented and agile. Moreover, it provides virtual multi-tenancy, effective scheduling resources and centralized control strategies to meet the demand for cloud computing data center. However, the explosion of network information is facing severe challenges for SDN controller. The flow storage and lookup mechanisms based on TCAM device have led to the restriction of scalability, high cost and energy consumption...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328281/educational-role-for-an-advanced-suturing-task-in-the-pediatric-laparoscopic-surgery-simulator
#19
Maeve O'Neill Trudeau, Brian Carrillo, Ahmed Nasr, Justin T Gerstle, Georges Azzie
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic models are recognized as important training tools. Lower fidelity systems are used mainly for simpler tasks; an advanced suturing task may allow for additional training of experts. The purpose of this study was to explore the educational role of an advanced suturing task using motion analysis and establish the task's construct validity. METHODS: The pediatric laparoscopic surgery (PLS) simulator was customized with motion-tracking hardware and software...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327915/vascularized-fibular-strut-autografts-in-spinal-reconstruction-after-resection-of-vertebral-chordoma-or-chondrosarcoma-a-retrospective-series
#20
Vijay Yanamadala, Peter A Rozman, Jay I Kumar, Joseph H Schwab, Sang-Gil Lee, Francis J Hornicek, William T Curry
BACKGROUND: Margin-free en bloc resection is the best medical practice for primary vertebral chordoma and chondrosarcoma. Spinal reconstruction following total spondylectomy requires reconstructive interbody graft (allograft, devascularized autograft, vascularized autograft, or cage constructs) and instrumentation. An important consideration when choosing grafts and instrumentation is the durability and the long-term success of the fusion without subsidence. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential use of vascularized fibular autograft as a reconstructive strategy after en bloc resection...
January 13, 2017: Neurosurgery
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