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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134660/reliability-of-ct-measurement-of-induced-radioulnar-step-in-dogs-using-a-circle-superimposition-technique
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N J Burton, L Meakin, A Hosworth, K J Parsons
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability of CT measurement of canine elbow axial radioulnar congruence using a duplicated circle superimposition technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT of six cadaveric canine elbows was performed following either: (1) placement of an external fixator on the radius with ostectomy and radial shortening of 1 to 5 mm; (2) radial lengthening of 1 to 5 mm using a radial lengthening system; or, (3) no axial length adjustment. Four observers, on two occasions, blinded to the amount of radial adjustment, placed a circle of best fit of the ulnar trochlear notch on a sagittal image that was duplicated and transposed to the articular contour of the radial head; then the axial distance between circles relative to the dorsal radius was measured...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117845/restoration-of-the-active-forearm-rotation-using-vascularized-free-fibular-graft-and-radial-head-arthroplasty-for-a-wide-defect-of-the-proximal-radius
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Ryosuke Sato, Yoshitaka Hamada, Naohito Hibino, Toshihiko Nishisho, Ichiro Tonogai, Kenji Endo, Koichi Sairyo
In this report we present a case of re-stabilization of the proximal radius using vascularized free fibular graft combined with anconeus arthroplasty to stabilize the transplanted fibula in a patient with large loss of the proximal radius due to Ewing's sarcoma. A 20-year-old woman had Ewing's sarcoma in the proximal three-fourths of the radius. The resection of large part of the radius containing radial head were necessary for removal of the sarcoma. Reconstruction of the proximal radius was performed using vascularized free fibular graft and the transplanted fibula was stabilized by attaching the anconeus to the proximal edge of the fibula...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112461/calcium-and-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-boys-with-risperidone-induced-hyperprolactinemia-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
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Chadi A Calarge, James A Mills, Ekhard E Ziegler, Janet A Schlechte
BACKGROUND: The chronic use of antipsychotics has been associated with impaired bone mineralization, partially mediated by hyperprolactinemia. We examined if calcium and vitamin D supplementation promote bone mineral accrual in boys with risperidone-induced hyperprolactinemia. METHODS: Between February 2009 and November 2013, medically healthy, 5- to 17-year-old boys were enrolled in a 36-week double-blind, placebo-controlled study, examining the skeletal effects of supplementation with 1250 mg calcium carbonate and 400 IU of vitamin D3 in risperidone-induced hyperprolactinemia...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109782/berunda-polypeptides-multi-headed-fusion-proteins-promote-subcutaneous-administration-of-rapamycin-to-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Jugal P Dhandhukia, Zhe Li, Santosh Peddi, Shruti Kakan, Arjun Mehta, David Tyrpak, Jordan Despanie, J Andrew MacKay
Recombinant Elastin-Like Polypeptides (ELPs) serve as attractive scaffolds for nanoformulations because they can be charge-neutral, water soluble, high molecular weight, monodisperse, biodegradable, and decorated with functional proteins. We recently reported that fusion of the FK-506 binding protein 12 (FKBP) to an ELP nanoparticle (FSI) reduces rapamycin (Rapa) toxicity and enables intravenous (IV) therapy in both a xenograft breast cancer model and a murine autoimmune disease model. Rapa has poor solubility, which leads to variable oral bioavailability or drug precipitation following parenteral administration...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096351/a-case-report-of-an-isolated-fracture-through-the-radial-bicipital-tuberosity
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Kanta Imao, Hitoshi Miwa, Kazutoshi Watanabe, Norio Imai, Naoto Endo
INTRODUCTION: Generally, anatomical reduction of shaft fractures through operative treatment is necessary to restore the anatomical relationship of the forearm bones. However, a number of nerves and vessels are located in the proximal radius, which complicates surgery. In this study, we aimed to reduce postoperative complications by using a posterior approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe an isolated fracture through the radial bicipital tuberosity in a 69-year-old man caused by direct blunt force and our management of the fracture...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062628/toward-self-growing-soft-robots-inspired-by-plant-roots-and-based-on-additive-manufacturing-technologies
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Ali Sadeghi, Alessio Mondini, Barbara Mazzolai
In this article, we present a novel class of robots that are able to move by growing and building their own structure. In particular, taking inspiration by the growing abilities of plant roots, we designed and developed a plant root-like robot that creates its body through an additive manufacturing process. Each robotic root includes a tubular body, a growing head, and a sensorized tip that commands the robot behaviors. The growing head is a customized three-dimensional (3D) printer-like system that builds the tubular body of the root in the format of circular layers by fusing and depositing a thermoplastic material (i...
September 1, 2017: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061984/region-and-species-dependent-mechanical-properties-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-brain-tissue
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David B MacManus, Baptiste Pierrat, Jeremiah G Murphy, Michael D Gilchrist
Traumatic brain injuries, the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults, are the result of a rapid acceleration or impact of the head. In recent years, a global effort to better understand the biomechanics of TBI has been undertaken, with many laboratories creating detailed computational models of the head and brain. For these models to produce realistic results they require accurate regional constitutive data for brain tissue. However, there are large differences in the mechanical properties reported in the literature...
October 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047518/model-of-the-material-removal-function-and-an-experimental-study-on-a-magnetorheological-finishing-process-using-a-small-ball-end-permanent-magnet-polishing-head
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Mingjun Chen, Henan Liu, Jian Cheng, Bo Yu, Zhen Fang
In order to achieve the deterministic finishing of optical components with concave surfaces of a curvature radius less than 10 mm, a novel magnetorheological finishing (MRF) process using a small ball-end permanent-magnet polishing head with a diameter of 4 mm is introduced. The characteristics of material removal in the proposed MRF process are studied. The model of the material removal function for the proposed MRF process is established based on the three-dimensional hydrodynamics analysis and Preston's equation...
July 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039144/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-via-a-vestibular-approach-why-and-how
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Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Young Jun Chai, Ralph P Tufano, Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim
The transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a novel, scar-free surgical procedure that does not require visible incisions. Indications for TOETVA are as follows: predicted gland width on diagnostic imaging ≤10 cm; a thyroid volume outline of <45 mL or dominant nodule dimension of ≤50 mm; three or four Bethesda lesions; a primary papillary microcarcinoma without local or distant metastasis; and patient request for optimal esthetic results. Contraindications are as follows: patients unfit for general anesthesia; precedent radiation in the head, neck, upper mediastinum; antecedent neck surgery; recurrent goiter; a gland volume of >45 mL or main nodule diameter of >50 mm; and documentation of lymph node or distant metastases, tracheal/esophageal infiltration, preoperative laryngeal nerve palsy, hyperthyroidism, mediastinal goiter, or an oral abscess...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038012/the-structure-of-the-actin-smooth-muscle-myosin-motor-domain-complex-in-the-rigor-state
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Chaity Banerjee, Zhongjun Hu, Zhong Huang, J Anthony Warrington, Dianne W Taylor, Kathleen M Trybus, Susan Lowey, Kenneth A Taylor
Myosin-based motility utilizes catalysis of ATP to drive the relative sliding of F-actin and myosin. The earliest detailed model based on cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM) and X-ray crystallography postulated that higher actin affinity and lever arm movement were coupled to closure of a feature of the myosin head dubbed the actin-binding cleft. Several studies since then using crystallography of myosin-V and cryoEM structures of F-actin bound myosin-I, -II and -V have provided details of this model. The smooth muscle myosin II interaction with F-actin may differ from those for striated and non-muscle myosin II due in part to different lengths of important surface loops...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023544/radar-based-technology-for-non-contact-monitoring-of-accumulation-of-blood-in-the-head-a-numerical-study
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Moshe Oziel, Rafi Korenstein, Boris Rubinsky
BACKGROUND: This theoretical study examines the use of radar to continuously monitor "accumulation of blood in the head" (ACBH) non-invasively and from a distance, after the location of a hematoma or hemorrhage in the brain was initially identified with conventional medical imaging. Current clinical practice is to monitor ABCH with multiple, subsequent, conventional medical imaging. The radar technology introduced in this study could provide a lower cost and safe alternative to multiple conventional medical imaging monitoring for ACBH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946511/study-on-characteristics-of-single-cavitation-bubble-considering-condensation-and-evaporation-of-kerosene-steam-under-ultrasonic-vibration-honing
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Linzheng Ye, Xijing Zhu, Lujie Wang, Ce Guo
Ultrasonic vibration honing technology is an effective means for materials difficult to machine, where cavitation occurs in grinding fluid under the action of ultrasound. To investigate the changes of single cavitation bubble characteristics in the grinding area and how honing parameters influence bubble characteristics, a dynamic model of single cavitation bubble in the ultrasonic vibration honing grinding area was established. The model was based on the bubble dynamics and considered the condensation and evaporation of kerosene steam and honing processing environment...
January 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941967/prescribed-exercise-programs-may-not-be-effective-in-reducing-impairments-and-improving-activity-during-upper-limb-fracture-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review
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Andrea M Bruder, Nora Shields, Karen J Dodd, Nicholas F Taylor
QUESTION: What is the effect of exercise on increasing participation and activity levels and reducing impairment in the rehabilitation of people with upper limb fractures? DESIGN: Systematic review of controlled trials. PARTICIPANTS: Adults following an upper limb fracture. INTERVENTION: Any exercise therapy program, including trials where exercise was delivered to both groups provided that the groups received different amounts of exercise...
October 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881202/the-effect-of-solvent-polarity-on-wormlike-micelles-using-dipropylene-glycol-dpg-as-a-cosolvent-in-an-anionic-zwitterionic-mixed-surfactant-system
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Hanqiu Jiang, Gregory Beaucage, Karsten Vogtt, Michael Weaver
HYPOTHESIS: The behavior/properties of micellar solutions are governed by Coulombic interactions that are influenced by the polarity of the surfactant head groups, hydrophobic tails, and solvent molecules. The addition of co-solvent should have a direct impact on solvent polarity and the size of the micelles are expected to decrease accordingly. EXPERIMENTS: In this study, a mixed surfactant system is studied composed of a common anionic surfactant, sodium laureth sulfate-1, modified by a zwitterionic surfactant, cocamidopropyl betaine in deuterated water...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860567/the-novel-link-between-planar-m%C3%A3-bius-aromatic-and-third-order-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-metal-bridged-polycyclic-complexes
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Li Wang, Jinting Ye, Hongqiang Wang, Haiming Xie, Yongqing Qiu
Metal-bridged polcyclic aromatic complexes, exhibiting unusual optical effects such as near-infrared photoluminescence with particularly large Stokes shifts, long lifetimes and aggregation enhancement, have been established as unique "carbonloong chemistry". Herein, the electronic structures, aromaticities, absorption spectra and third order nonlinear optical (NLO) responses of metal-bridged polcyclic aromatic complexes (M = Fe, Re, Os and Ir) are investigated using the density functional theory computations...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857250/morphology-of-the-thoracic-limb-of-goat-as-evidenced-by-gross-osteology-and-radiology
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M Makungu, B Merere
The objective of this study was to provide the detailed normal gross osteology and radiographic anatomy of the thoracic limb in goats as a reference for clinical use and in biomedical research. Radiography of the thoracic limb was performed in five small East African goats. Radiographic findings were correlated with bone specimens from four adult small East African goats. The scapula was narrow. The major tubercle was large and extended proximally above the head of the humerus. The lateral supracondylar crest was less prominent...
August 31, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832196/salvage-of-failed-achilles-tendon-interposition-arthroplasty-for-druj-instability-after-ulnar-head-resection-with-aptis-prosthesis
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Sunishka M Wimalawansa, Rocio Rodriguez Lopez, Fernando Garcia de Lucas, Luc De Smet, Michael A Boin, Matthew Dorweiler, Ilse Degreef
BACKGROUND: Historically, failed conservative treatment for irreparably damaged distal radioulnar joints (DRUJs) is treated via distal ulnar resection or DRUJ fusion; complications include disabling painful convergence of the radius and ulnar stump during lifting Various treatments for radioulnar impingement include distal radioulnar Achilles tendon allograft interpositional arthroplasty. This technique does not adequately prevent radioulnar impingement and we explore an alternative treatment...
September 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819519/simultaneous-ipsilateral-fractures-of-distal-and-proximal-ends-of-the-radius
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Khalid Ibn El Kadi, Mounir Benabid, Sarr Saliou, Oussama El Assil, Amine Marzouki, Kamal Lahrach, Fawzi Boutayeb
We treated a patient with a rare combination of ipsilateral fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius. A man aged 42 years had simultaneous fractures of the distal and proximal ends of the radius (radial neck) following a roadside accident. The distal end fracture of the radius was treated with surgical reduction and T-plate volar fixation, and the undisplaced radial neck fracture was treated by an above elbow splintage for 2 weeks. The elbow mobilization was started at 2 weeks. The distal radius was protected for another 4 weeks in a below elbow functional brace...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818139/bed-rest-and-intermittent-centrifugation-effects-on-human-balance-and-neuromotor-reflexes
#19
William H Paloski, Millard F Reschke, Alan H Feiveson
INTRODUCTION: The effects of repeated centrifugation in association with head-down tilt (HDT) bed rest (BR) on the mediation of basic reflexes associated with the major postural muscles was investigated as a potential countermeasure for maintaining balance control and neuromotor reflex function. METHODS: There were 15 male volunteers who were exposed to 21 d of 6° HDT-BR. Eight were treated with daily 1-h artificial gravity (AG) exposures aboard a short radius centrifuge that provided 1-g footward loading at heart level...
September 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815738/the-effect-of-depression-generalized-anxiety-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-change-in-bone-metabolism-in-adolescents-and-emerging-adults
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Chadi A Calarge, James A Mills, Kathleen F Janz, Trudy L Burns, Janet A Schlechte, William H Coryell, Babette S Zemel
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively examine the independent contribution of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) use to changes in bone metabolism in older adolescents and emerging adults. METHODS: Medically-healthy 15 to 20 year-olds who were unmedicated or within one month of starting an SSRI were prospectively followed. Psychiatric functioning and medication treatment were assessed monthly...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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