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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346293/comparison-of-experts-and-residents-performing-a-complex-procedure-in-a-temporal-bone-surgery-simulator
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Ioanna Ioannou, Yun Zhou, Sudanthi Wijewickrema, Patorn Piromchai, Bridget Copson, Gregor Kennedy, Stephen O'Leary
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of automated metrics from a virtual reality (VR) temporal bone surgery simulator to determine how the performance of experts and trainees differs when performing a complex otological procedure (mastoidectomy with posterior tympanotomy and cochleostomy). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Using the University of Melbourne VR temporal bone surgery simulator, seven ENT consultants and seven ENT residents performed two trials of the surgical approach to cochlear implantation on a virtual temporal bone...
March 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344101/predictors-of-acute-post-surgical-pain-following-inguinal-hernioplasty
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Patrícia R Pinto, Artur Vieira, Diamantino Pereira, Armando Almeida
Acute post-surgical pain (APSP) is a common and anticipated problem after surgery with detrimental consequences if not appropriately managed. This study examined the independent and joint contribution of pre-surgical demographic, clinical and psychological variables as predictors of APSP intensity, evaluated through an 11-point numerical rating scale, after inguinal hernioplasty, one of the most performed surgeries worldwide. In a prospective observational cohort study, a consecutive sample of 135 men undergoing hernioplasty was assessed before (T1) and 48 hours after (T2) surgery...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343932/fracture-incidence-of-waveone-and-reciproc-files-during-root-canal-preparation-of-up-to-3-posterior-teeth-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Clóvis Stephano Pereira Bueno, Daniel Pinto de Oliveira, Rina Andrea Pelegrine, Carlos Eduardo Fontana, Daniel Guimarães Pedro Rocha, Carlos Eduardo da Silveira Bueno
INTRODUCTION: Reciprocating instruments were developed to improve and simplify the preparation of the root canal system by allowing greater centralization of the canal and requiring a shorter learning curve. Despite the risk of instrument separation, using a reciprocating instrument in more than 1 case is a relatively common clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the fracture resistance of Reciproc (R25; VDW, Munich, Germany) and WaveOne (Primary; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) instruments according to the number of uses during the preparation of root canals in up to 3 posterior teeth...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341252/correlation-between-digital-epiluminescence-microscopy-parameters-and-histopathological-changes-in-lentigo-maligna-and-solar-lentigo-a-dermoscopic-index-for-the-diagnosis-of-lentigo-maligna
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Giorgio Annessi, Riccardo Bono, Damiano Abeni
BACKGROUND: The clinical and dermoscopic differentiation between lentigo maligna (LM) and solar lentigo (SL)/initial seborrheic keratosis (SK) may be difficult. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify digital epiluminescence microscopy (DELM)-specific criteria that can be helpful in distinguishing LM from SL/SK and to propose a new model of LM dermoscopic progression based on a study of DELM-histopathological correlation. METHODS: A total of 167 consecutive doubtful pigmented lesions of the head (105 LM and 62 SL/SK) were studied...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339603/optimization-of-stem-imaging-conditions-for-cryo-tomography
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Kazuhiro Aoyama, Kotaro Nagano, Kaoru Mitsuoka
For three-dimensional analysis of cryo-specimens using tomography at low and medium magnifications, the use of STEM images has some important advantages over TEM. A clear understanding of the electron dose in STEM is essential for optimized cryo-microscopy so a dose estimation technique for STEM imaging has been developed. The STEM convergence angle was shown to have a large impact on the image quality, in particular on the signal-to-noise ratio in the acquired images. Importantly, there is a clear trade-off between good STEM spatial resolution in the images with a large convergence angle and the signal-to-noise ratio, which is improved by reducing the convergence angle as much as possible...
February 9, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338313/ultimate-control-of-rate-dependent-adhesion-for-reversible-transfer-process-via-thin-elastomeric-layer
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Chan Kim, Min-Ah Yoon, Bongkyun Jang, Jae-Hyun Kim, Hak-Joo Lee, Kwang-Seop Kim
Adhesion between a stamp with an elastomeric layer and various devices or substrates is crucial to successfully fabricate flexible electronics using a transfer process. Although various transfer processes using stamps with different adhesion strengths have been suggested, the controllable range of adhesion is still limited to a narrow range. To precisely transfer devices onto selected substrates, however, the difference in adhesion between the picking and placing processes should be large enough to achieve a high yield...
March 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338109/dual-focus-magnification-high-definition-endoscopy-improves-pathology-detection-in-direct-to-test-diagnostic-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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Ashley Bond, Michael D Burkitt, Trevor Cox, Howard L Smart, Chris Probert, Neil Haslam, Sanchoy Sarkar
BACKGROUND: In the UK, the majority of diagnostic upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopies are a result of direct-to-test referral from the primary care physician. The diagnostic yield of these tests is relatively low, and the burden high on endoscopy services. Dual-focus magnification, high-definition endoscopy is expected to improve detection and classification of UGI mucosal lesions and also help minimize biopsies by allowing better targeting. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients attending for direct-to-test UGI endoscopy from January 2015 to June 2015...
March 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336221/the-use-of-contact-lens-telescopic-systems-in-low-vision-rehabilitation
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Stephen J Vincent
Refracting telescopes are afocal compound optical systems consisting of two lenses that produce an apparent magnification of the retinal image. They are routinely used in visual rehabilitation in the form of monocular or binocular hand held low vision aids, and head or spectacle-mounted devices to improve distance visual acuity, and with slight modifications, to enhance acuity for near and intermediate tasks. Since the advent of ground glass haptic lenses in the 1930's, contact lenses have been employed as a useful refracting element of telescopic systems; primarily as a mobile ocular lens (the eyepiece), that moves with the eye...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330382/algorithm-based-motion-magnification-for-video-processing-in-urological-laparoscopy
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Fabian Adams, Reto Schoelly, Daniel Schlager, Martin Schoenthaler, Dominik Stefan Schoeb, Konrad Wilhelm, Simon Hein, Ulrich Wetterauer, Arkadiusz Miernik
PURPOSE: Minimally invasive surgery is in constant further development and has replaced many conventional operative procedures. If vascular structure movement could be detected during these procedures, it could reduce the risk of vascular injury and conversion to open surgery. The recently proposed motion-amplifying algorithm Eulerian Video Magnification (EVM) has been shown to substantially enhance minimal object changes in digitally recorded video that is barely perceptible to the human eye...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328978/thickness-of-retinal-layers-in-the-foveas-of-children-with-anisometropic-amblyopia
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Wuhe Chen, Jinling Xu, Jinjing Zhou, Zhouqun Gu, Shenghai Huang, Heming Li, Zhuoer Qin, Xinping Yu
PURPOSE: To use highly precise spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to determine whether there were structural abnormalities in the layers of different regions of the fovea in children with anisometropic amblyopia. METHODS: Eighteen children (mean age 7.8 years old; range 5-11 years) with unilateral anisometropic amblyopia and 18 age-matched control subjects participated. Foveal thickness was measured with an enhanced depth imaging system, SD-OCT and segmented into layers using custom developed software...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323656/tumor-margin-assessment-with-loupe-magnification-enables-greater-histological-clearance-of-facial-basal-cell-carcinomas-compared-with-clinical-examination-alone
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Conor M Sugrue, Niall McInerney, Cormac W Joyce, Jack L Kelly
BACKGROUND: Surgical excision of facial basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) is a balance between oncological clearance and conservation of cosmetic and functionally sensitive tissues. OBJECTIVE: To assess if loupe magnification (LM) can enhance the visual assessment of BCC tumor margins resulting in a greater histological clearance. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective study randomized patients with primary facial BCCs into preoperative tumor margin assessment with LM (study group) or clinical examination alone (control group)...
March 17, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320419/cerebellar-ependymoma-with-overlapping-features-of-clear-cell-and-tanycytic-variants-mimicking-hemangioblastoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Xiu-Peng Zhang, Yang Liu, Di Zhang, Qin Zheng, Chen Wang, Liang Wang, Qing-Chang Li, Xue-Shan Qiu, En-Hua Wang
BACKGROUND: Imaging and histology of clear-cell ependymoma and cerebellum-based hemangioblastoma are similar; distinguishing between them is a diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old Chinese woman presented with an intermittent headache of 8 years' duration. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass in the cerebellum. Neurological imaging suggested hemangioblastoma (HB). Histologically, the tumor included cellular and paucicellular areas, in which cells were arranged in nests or diffusely distributed; and a highly vascular area, in which tumor cells were arranged in clusters and separated by capillaries...
March 20, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319261/comparative-measurement-of-collagen-bundle-orientation-by-fourier-analysis-and-semiquantitative-evaluation-reliability-and-agreement-in-masson-s-trichrome-picrosirius-red-and-confocal-microscopy-techniques
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V Marcos-Garcés, M Harvat, P Molina Aguilar, A Ferrández Izquierdo, A Ruiz-Saurí
Measurement of collagen bundle orientation in histopathological samples is a widely used and useful technique in many research and clinical scenarios. Fourier analysis is the preferred method for performing this measurement, but the most appropriate staining and microscopy technique remains unclear. Some authors advocate the use of Haematoxylin-Eosin (H&E) and confocal microscopy, but there are no studies comparing this technique with other classical collagen stainings. In our study, 46 human skin samples were collected, processed for histological analysis and stained with Masson's trichrome, Picrosirius red and H&E...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316952/interface-between-mta-and-dental-bonding-agents-scanning-electron-microscope-evaluation
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Gabriele Cervino, Luca Fiorillo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Ennio Bramanti, Luigi Laino, Floriana Lauritano, Marco Cicciù
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, the material that offers the best sealing characteristic in the field of endodontic treatment is the mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), nevertheless, this material necessities an adhesive bonding agent to perfectly join to the dental surface. The aim of this study was to analyze using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) the possible microgap between the adhesive, MTA, and the dental surface. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen extracted molars were divided into two groups - group A was prepared with MTA-component adhesive and group B was prepared with MTA and composite dual etching...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315280/beyond-white-light-optical-enhancement-in-conjunction-with-magnification-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-of-mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Marietta Iacucci, Ralf Kiesslich, Xianyong Gui, Remo Panaccione, Joan Heatherington, Oluseyi Akinola, Subrata Ghosh
Background and study aim The I-SCAN optical enhancement (OE) system with magnification is a recently introduced combination of optical and digital electronic virtual chromoendoscopy, which enhances mucosal and vascular details. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the use of I-SCAN OE in the assessment of inflammatory changes in ulcerative colitis (UC). Patients and methods A total of 41 consecutive patients with UC and 9 control patients were examined by I-SCAN OE (Pentax Medical, Tokyo, Japan)...
March 17, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304221/fluoroscopy-time-is-not-accurate-as-a-surrogate-for-radiation-exposure
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Edvard Skripochnik, Shang A Loh
Objective The Food and Drug Administration and the Vascular Quality Initiative still utilize fluoroscopy time as a surrogate marker for procedural radiation exposure. This study demonstrates that fluoroscopy time does not accurately represent radiation exposure and that dose area product and air kerma are more appropriate measures. Methods Lower extremity endovascular interventions ( N = 145) between 2013 and 2015 performed at an academic medical center on a Siemens Artis-Zee floor mounted c-arm were identified...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301291/histological-and-histomorphometrical-analysys-on-a-loaded-implant-with-platform-switching-and-conical-connection-a-case-report
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Giovanna Iezzi, Flavia Iaculli, Roberta Calcaterra, Adriano Piattelli, Michele Di Girolamo, Luigi Baggi
The association of Morse taper implant-abutment design with the use of a smaller abutment diameter (platform-switching) may improve dental implant success rate and prevent peri-implant bone loss. The aim of the present study was to histologically and histomorphometrically evaluate the behavior of peri-implant tissues around an implant with a conical connection associated with platform-switching. A platform-switched Morse-cone connection implant was inserted in the left posterior mandible in a 61-year-old patient...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300642/distribution-and-phylogeny-of-brachyspira-spp-in-human-intestinal-spirochetosis-revealed-by-fish-and-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
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Pablo Rojas, Annett Petrich, Julia Schulze, Alexandra Wiessner, Christoph Loddenkemper, Hans-Jörg Epple, William Sterlacci, Michael Vieth, Judith Kikhney, Annette Moter
During six years as National Reference Laboratory for Spirochetes we investigated 149 intestinal biopsies from 91 patients, which were histopathologically diagnosed with human intestinal spirochetosis (HIS), using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) combined with 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing. Aim of this study was to complement histopathological findings with FISH and PCR for definite diagnosis and species identification of the causative pathogens. HIS is characterized by colonization of the colonic mucosa of the human distal intestinal tract by Brachyspira spp...
March 11, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300635/motor-output-oscillations-with-magnification-of-visual-feedback-in-older-adults
#19
Seoung Hoon Park, MinHyuk Kwon, Evangelos A Christou
Magnification of task visual feedback increases force variability in older adults. Although the increased force variability with magnified visual feedback in older adults relates to the amplification of oscillations in force below 0.5Hz, the related frequency modulation in muscle activity remains unknown. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to characterize the oscillations in muscle activity that contribute to the amplification of force variability with magnified visual feedback in older adults. Fifteen older adults (76...
March 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300282/stable-nitrogen-and-carbon-isotopes-in-sediments-and-biota-from-three-tropical-marine-food-webs-application-to-chemical-bioaccumulation-assessment
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Hui Zhang, Yun Teng, Tra Thi Thanh Doan, Yun Wei Yat, Sheot Harn Chan, Barry C Kelly
Studies of trophodynamics and contaminant bioaccumulation in tropical marine ecosystems are limited. This study employed stable isotope and trace contaminant analysis to assess sources of primary productivity, trophic interactions and chemical bioaccumulation behavior in two mangrove food webs and one offshore coastal marine food web in Singapore. Samples of sediment, phytoplankton, mangrove leaves, clams, snails, crabs, worms, prawns, and fishes were analyzed for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values, as well as concentrations of persistent organic pollutants...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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