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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544949/the-influence-of-shoe-aging-on-children-running-biomechanics
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Alexis Herbaut, Pascale Chavet, Maxime Roux, Nils Guéguen, Franck Barbier, Emilie Simoneau-Buessinger
Athletic children are prone to overuse injuries, especially at the heel and knee. Since footwear is an extrinsic factor of lower limb injury risk, the aim of this study was to assess the influence of shoe aging on children running biomechanics. Fourteen children active in sports participated in a laboratory biomechanical evaluation. A new pair of shoes was provided to each participant at an inclusion visit. Four months later, the participants performed a running task and their kinematics and kinetics were assessed both with their used shoes and with a new pair of shoes identical to the first...
May 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544269/a-novel-approach-for-early-evaluation-of-orthodontic-process-by-a-numerical-thermo-mechanical-analysis
#2
Z Heidary, A Mojra, M Shirazi, M Bazargan
The main objective of this paper is to propose a novel method that provides an opportunity to evaluate an orthodontic process at early phase of the treatment. This was accomplished by finding out a correlation between the applied orthodontic force and thermal variations in the tooth structure. To this end, geometry of the human tooth surrounded by the connective soft tissue called the periodontal ligament and the bone was constructed by employing dental CT scan images of a specific case. The periodontal ligament was modeled by finite strain viscoelastic model through a nonlinear stress-strain relation (hyperelasticity) and nonlinear stress-time relation (viscoelasticity)...
May 21, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543921/correlations-of-low-field-nmr-and-variable-field-nmr-parameters-with-osteoarthritis-in-human-articular-cartilage-under-load
#3
Erik Rössler, Carlos Mattea, Simo Saarakkala, Petri Lehenkari, Mikko Finnilä, Lassi Rieppo, Sakari Karhula, Miika T Nieminen, Siegfried Stapf
NMR experiments carried out at magnetic fields below 1 T provide new relaxation parameters unavailable with conventional clinical scanners. Contrast of T1 generally becomes larger towards low fields, as slow molecular reorientation processes dominate relaxation at the corresponding Larmor frequencies. This advantage has to be considered in the context of lower sensitivity and frequently reduced spatial resolution. The layered structure of cartilage is one example where a particularly strong variation of T1 across the tissue occurs, being affected by degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA)...
May 24, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543702/microencapsulation-of-rifampicin-a-technique-to-preserve-the-mechanical-properties-of-bone-cement
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P Sanz-Ruiz, E Carbó-Laso, J C Del Real-Romero, F Arán-Ais, Y Ballesteros-Iglesias, E Paz-Jiménez, M Sánchez-Navarro, M A Pérez-Limiñana, J Vaquero-Martín
Two-stage exchange with antibiotic-loaded bone cement spacers remains the gold standard for chronic periprosthetic joint infection(PJI). Rifampicin is highly efficient on stationary-phase staphylococci in biofilm; however, its addition to PMMA to manufacture spacers prevents polymerization and reduces mechanical properties. Isolation of rifampicin during polymerization by microencapsulation could allow manufacturing rifampicin-loaded bone cement maintaining elution and mechanical properties. Microcapsules of rifampicin with alginate, polyhydroxybutyratehydroxyvalerate (PHBV), ethylcellulose and stearic acid (SA) were synthesized...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541205/features-classification-forest-a-novel-development-that-is-adaptable-to-robust-blind-watermarking-techniques
#5
Chia-Sung Chang, Jau-Ji Shen
A novel watermarking scheme is proposed that could substantially improve current watermarking techniques. This scheme exploits the features of micro images of watermarks to build association rules and embeds the rules into a host image instead of the bit stream of the watermark, which is commonly used in digital watermarking. Next, similar micro images with the same rules are collected or even created from the host image to simulate an extracted watermark. This method, called the Features Classification Forest, can achieve blind extraction and is adaptable to any watermarking scheme using a quantization-based mechanism...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540754/zero-order-release-and-bioavailability-enhancement-of-poorly-water-soluble-vinpocetine-from-self-nanoemulsifying-osmotic-pump-tablet
#6
Sally A El-Zahaby, Mohamed H H AbouGhaly, Ghada A Abdelbary, Omaima N El-Gazayerly
Solid self-nanoemulsifying (S-SNEDDS) asymmetrically coated osmotic tablets of the poorly water-soluble drug Vinpocetine (VNP) were designed. The aim was to control the release of VNP by the osmotic technology taking advantage of the solubility and bioavailability-enhancing capacity of S-SNEDDS. Liquid SNEDDS loaded with 2.5 mg VNP composed of Maisine™ 35-1, Transcutol® HP and Cremophor(®) EL was adsorbed on the solid carrier Aeroperl(®). S-SNEDDS was mixed with the osmotic tablet excipients (Sodium chloride, Avicel(®), HPMC-K4M, PVP-K30 and Lubripharm(®)), then directly compressed to form the core tablet...
May 25, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540144/spondylitis-transmitted-from-infected-aortic-grafts-a-review
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REVIEW
Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Thekla Antoniadou, Leonidas Dimopoulos, Marcos Liontos, Vasilios Igoumenou, Georgios N Panagopoulos, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Andreas Lazaris, Andreas F Mavrogenis
Graft infection following aortic aneurysms repair is an uncommon but devastating complication; its incidence ranges from <1% to 6% (mean 4%), with an associated perioperative and overall mortality of 12% and 17.5-20%, respectively. The most common causative organisms are Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli; causative bacteria typically arise from the skin or gastrointestinal tract. The pathogenetic mechanisms of aortic graft infections are mainly breaks in sterile technique during its implantation, superinfection during bacteremia from a variety of sources, severe intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal inflammation, inoculation of bacteria during postoperative percutaneous interventions to manage various types of endoleaks, and external injury of the vascular graft...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539658/functional-compressive-mechanics-and-tissue-biocompatibility-of-an-injectable-sf-pu-hydrogel-for-nucleus-pulposus-replacement
#8
Jingen Hu, Yang Lu, Ling Cai, Kwabena Gyabaah Owusu-Ansah, Gewen Xu, Feilong Han, Junjie Bao, Xiangjin Lin, Yiping Huang
In spinal degenerative disease, an injectable liquid hydrogel can fill in defect entirely, lessen the danger of implant relocation and following loss of disc height, minimizing the operative trauma. Here, we propose an injectable in-situ chemically cross-linked hydrogel by a two-component reaction of liquid silk fibroin with liquid polyurethane at physiological temperature conditions. Confined compression tests and fatigue tests were reported to assess physical properties of the hydrogel. Impact of different diameter on the biomechanical behaviours was tested to evaluate the clinical potentiality of the hydrogel for replacing nucleus pulposus...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536991/diffuse-midline-skull-base-meningiomas-identification-of-a-rare-and-aggressive-subgroup-of-meningiomas
#9
Matthieu Peyre, Loïc Feuvret, Marc Sanson, Soledad Navarro, Anne-Laure Boch, Hugues Loiseau, Michel Kalamarides
Skull base meningiomas may present as clinically aggressive tumors despite being histologically benign. Here we describe a clinico-radiological entity of diffuse midline skull base meningiomas responsible for several neurological morbidities, including hearing and vision loss, intracranial hypertension, secondary hydrocephalus and tonsillar herniation with spinal cord compression. Surgery and radiotherapy were ineffective in stopping the clinical course of those tumors. After targeted sequencing of known mutated genes in meningiomas, we discovered TRAF7 mutations in two out of four tumors, stressing the importance of focusing the research efforts of the meningioma community in understanding the mechanisms underlying TRAF7 related meningioma tumorigenesis...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536795/exploration-of-alginates-as-potential-stabilizers-of-nanosuspension
#10
Jian Guan, Yeli Zhang, Qiaoyu Liu, Xin Zhang, Rina Chokshi, Shirui Mao
The objective of this study was to explore the feasibility of using alginate as a potential stabilizer of nanosuspension and elaborate the corresponding stabilization mechanism. Using lovastatin as a Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) II drug model, alginate-stabilized nanosuspension was fabricated by the high-pressure homogenization method. The particle size, zeta potential, short-term stability, and dissolution behavior of the nanosuspension were characterized. Thereafter, the surface morphology, crystallinity, redispersability, and stability of the spray-dried nanosuspension were investigated...
May 23, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536026/nanochitosan-modified-glass-ionomer-cement-with-enhanced-mechanical-properties-and-fluoride-release
#11
R Senthil Kumar, N Ravikumar, S Kavitha, S Mahalaxmi, R Jayasree, T S Sampath Kumar, M Haneesh
Conventional glass-ionomer cements (GIC) are one of the most prevalent dental restorative materials, but their use is limited by their relatively low mechanical strength. Efforts have been made to improve the mechanical properties by addition of various fillers of which nano-sized particles appears to be a promising strategy. In the current study, effect of addition of nanochitosan particles in GIC (NCH-GIC) on compressive strength, flexural strength, wear resistance and fluoride release has been evaluated and compared with conventional GIC (C-GIC)...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535954/sol-gel-derived-bioactive-glass-nanoparticle-incorporated-glass-ionomer-cement-with-or-without-chitosan-for-enhanced-mechanical-and-biomineralization-properties
#12
Dong-Ae Kim, Jung-Hwan Lee, Soo-Kyung Jun, Hae-Won Kim, Mohamed Eltohamy, Hae-Hyoung Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the mechanical and in vitro biological properties (in immortalized human dental pulp stem cells (ihDPSCs)) of bioactive glass nanoparticle (BGN)-incorporated glass ionomer cement (GIC) with or without chitosan as a binder. METHODS: After the BGNs were synthesized and characterized, three experimental GICs and a control (conventional GIC) that differed in the additive incorporated into a commercial GIC liquid (Hy-bond, Shofu, Japan) were produced: BG5 (5wt% of BGNs), CL0...
May 20, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535341/fully-stretchable-optoelectronic-sensors-based-on-colloidal-quantum-dots-for-sensing-photoplethysmographic-signals
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Tae-Ho Kim, Chang-Seok Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaehyun Hur, Sangmin Lee, Keun Wook Shin, Young-Zoon Yoon, Moon Kee Choi, Jiwoong Yang, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Taeghwan Hyeon, Seongjun Park, Sungwoo Hwang
Flexible and stretchable optoelectronic devices can be potentially applied in displays, biosensors, biomedicine, robotics, and energy generation. The use of nanomaterials with superior optical properties such as quantum dots (QDs) is important in the realization of wearable displays and biomedical devices, but specific structural design as well as selection of materials should preferentially accompany this technology to realize stretchable forms of these devices. Here, we report stretchable optoelectronic sensors manufactured using colloidal QDs and integrated with elastomeric substrates, whose optoelectronic properties are stable under various deformations...
May 23, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535038/fabrication-of-a-biodegradable-implant-with-tunable-characteristics-for-bone-implant-applications
#14
Iman Manavitehrani, Ali Fathi, Yiwei Wang, Peter K Maitz, Farid Mirmohseni, Tegan L Cheng, Lauren Peacock, David G Little, Aaron Schindeler, Fariba Dehghani
Biodegradable polymers are appealing material for the manufacturing of surgical implants as such implants break down in vivo, negating the need for a subsequent operation for removal. Many biocompatible polymers produce acidic breakdown products that can lead to localized inflammation and osteolysis. This study assesses the feasibility of fabricating implants out of poly(propylene carbonate) (PPC)-starch that degrades into CO2 and water. The basic compression modulus of PPC-starch (1:1 w/w) is 34 MPa; however, the addition of glycerol (1% w/w) and water as plasticizers doubles this value and enhances the surface wettability...
May 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534870/time-compressed-preplay-of-anticipated-events-in-human-primary-visual-cortex
#15
Matthias Ekman, Peter Kok, Floris P de Lange
Perception is guided by the anticipation of future events. It has been hypothesized that this process may be implemented by pattern completion in early visual cortex, in which a stimulus sequence is recreated after only a subset of the visual input is provided. Here we test this hypothesis using ultra-fast functional magnetic resonance imaging to measure BOLD activity at precisely defined receptive field locations in visual cortex (V1) of human volunteers. We find that after familiarizing subjects with a spatial sequence, flashing only the starting point of the sequence triggers an activity wave in V1 that resembles the full stimulus sequence...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533933/negative-wound-pressure-therapy-is-safe-and-useful-in-pediatric-burn-patients
#16
Yanhan Ren, Philip Chang, Robert L Sheridan
INTRODUCTION: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) has proven to be a powerful tool in facilitating healing of difficult wounds of a variety of etiologies. The pediatric experience with NPWT has been limited due to concerns about vascular compression and pain associated with treatment. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of NPWT on children with difficult wounds due to burns or soft-tissue trauma. NPWT was instituted in the operating room under general anesthesia using a commercially available system...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533513/strain-engineered-pyrochlore-at-high-pressure
#17
Dylan R Rittman, Katlyn M Turner, Sulgiye Park, Antonio F Fuentes, Changyong Park, Rodney C Ewing, Wendy L Mao
Strain engineering is a promising method for next-generation materials processing techniques. Here, we use mechanical milling and annealing followed by compression in diamond anvil cell to tailor the intrinsic and extrinsic strain in pyrochlore, Dy2Ti2O7 and Dy2Zr2O7. Raman spectroscopy, X-ray pair distribution function analysis, and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize atomic order over short-, medium-, and long-range spatial scales, respectively, under ambient conditions. Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction were further employed to interrogate the material in situ at high pressure...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533303/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-adults-and-children-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#18
REVIEW
Mary Ann Peberdy, Jason A Gluck, Joseph P Ornato, Christian A Bermudez, Russell E Griffin, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Richard E Kerber, Eldrin F Lewis, Mark S Link, Corinne Miller, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, Ravi Thiagarajan, Robert M Weiss, Brian O'Neil
Cardiac arrest in patients on mechanical support is a new phenomenon brought about by the increased use of this therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure. This American Heart Association scientific statement highlights the recognition and treatment of cardiovascular collapse or cardiopulmonary arrest in an adult or pediatric patient who has a ventricular assist device or total artificial heart. Specific, expert consensus recommendations are provided for the role of external chest compressions in such patients...
May 22, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532090/in-situ-synthesis-of-bilayered-gradient-poly-vinyl-alcohol-hydroxyapatite-composite-hydrogel-by-directional-freezing-thawing-and-electrophoresis-method
#19
Cui Su, Yunlan Su, Zhiyong Li, Muhammad Abdul Haq, Yong Zhou, Dujin Wang
Bilayered poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/hydroxyapatite (HA) composite hydrogels with anisotropic and gradient mechanical properties were prepared by the combination of directional freezing-thawing (DFT) and electrophoresis method. Firstly, PVA hydrogels with aligned channel structure were prepared by the DFT method. Then, HA nanoparticles were in situ synthesized within the PVA hydrogels via electrophoresis. By controlling the time of the electrophoresis process, a bilayered gradient hydrogel containing HA particles in only half of the gel region was obtained...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532081/the-hot-deformation-behavior-and-microstructure-evolution-of-ha-mg-3zn-0-8zr-composites-for-biomedical-application
#20
Debao Liu, Yichi Liu, Yue Zhao, Y Huang, Minfang Chen
The hot deformation behavior of nano-sized hydroxylapatite (HA) reinforced Mg-3Zn-0.8Zr composites were performed by means of Gleeble-1500D thermal simulation machine in a temperature range of 523-673K and a strain rate range of 0.001-1s(-1), and the microstructure evolution during hot compression deformation were also investigated. The results show that the flow stress increases increasing strain rates at a constant temperature, and decreases with increasing deforming temperatures at a constant strain rate...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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