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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549397/assessment-of-distal-radioulnar-joint-stability-after-reconstruction-with-the-brachioradialis-wrap
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Charity S Burke, Keith A Zoeller, Seid W Waddell, John A Nyland, Michael J Voor, Amitava Gupta
BACKGROUND: The brachioradialis (BR) wrap technique is an option to restore the stability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). The technique capitalizes on the BR's advantageous insertion point on the radial styloid and the ability of the BR to be harvested with minimal to no deficit. The tendon can then be wrapped around the radius and ulna, tunneling under the pronator quadratus and extensor compartments and secured back into its insertion to provide stability. In this cadaveric study, we used micro-computed tomography (CT) to assess the stability restored by this procedure...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549289/identifying-the-source-of-zn-in-soils-around-a-zn-smelter-using-pb-isotope-ratios-and-mineralogical-analysis
#2
Soo-Kyung Jeon, Man Jae Kwon, Jung-Seok Yang, Seunghak Lee
The contribution by anthropogenic sources to abnormally high Zn concentrations in soils with naturally abundant Zn was investigated at a contaminated site surrounding a Zn smelter in eastern Korea. Nineteen soil samples were collected within a 2km radius of the smelter, and analyzed for metal concentrations and Pb isotope ratios using an inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometer and -mass spectrometer, respectively. Higher Zn concentrations in locations closer to the smelter implied that the smelter was the source of the Zn pollution...
May 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547674/diagnostic-accuracy-of-various-modalities-relative-to-open-bone-biopsy-for-detection-of-long-bone-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis
#3
Vivek Chadayammuri, Benoit Herbert, Jiandong Hao, Andreas Mavrogenis, Juan C Quispe, Ji Wan Kim, Heather Young, Mark Hake, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: Long bone posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTOM) is a relatively common complication following surgical fixation of open fractures. There is a lacking consensus on ideal strategies for diagnostic evaluation of long bone PTOM. While open bone biopsy and culture is considered the 'gold diagnostic standard,' its cost and invasiveness are often prohibitive and have prompted the search for alternate diagnostic methods. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of various diagnostic modalities relative to open bone biopsy and culture for the detection of long bone PTOM...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546097/10-years-of-denosumab-treatment-in-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis-results-from-the-phase-3-randomised-freedom-trial-and-open-label-extension
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Henry G Bone, Rachel B Wagman, Maria L Brandi, Jacques P Brown, Roland Chapurlat, Steven R Cummings, Edward Czerwiński, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, David L Kendler, Kurt Lippuner, Jean-Yves Reginster, Christian Roux, Jorge Malouf, Michelle N Bradley, Nadia S Daizadeh, Andrea Wang, Paula Dakin, Nicola Pannacciulli, David W Dempster, Socrates Papapoulos
BACKGROUND: Long-term safety and efficacy of osteoporosis treatment are important because of the chronic nature of the disease. We aimed to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of denosumab, which is widely used for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS: In the multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 FREEDOM trial, postmenopausal women aged 60-90 years with osteoporosis were enrolled in 214 centres in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australasia and were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive 60 mg subcutaneous denosumab or placebo every 6 months for 3 years...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544807/effects-of-teriparatide-on-joint-erosions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
D H Solomon, J Kay, J Duryea, B Lu, M B Bolster, R A Yood, R Han, S Ball, C Coleman, E Lo, A Wohlfahrt, M Sury, M Yin, Z Yu, A Zak, E M Gravallese
BACKGROUND: Articular erosions correlate with disability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Biologic treatments for RA reduce erosion progression, but erosion healing occurs infrequently. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of the anabolic agent teriparatide on joint erosion volume in RA patients treated with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi). METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial in 24 patients with erosive RA, osteopenia, and disease activity controlled on a TNFi for at least three months...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544754/heterogeneous-integration-of-carbon-nanotube-graphene-for-high-performance-flexible-and-transparent-photodetectors
#6
Soonjae Pyo, Wondo Kim, Han-Il Jung, Jungwook Choi, Jongbaeg Kim
Low-dimensional carbon materials, such as semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs), conducting graphene, and their hybrids, are of great interest as promising candidates for flexible, foldable, and transparent electronics. However, the development of highly photoresponsive, flexible, and transparent optoelectronics still remains limited due to their low absorbance and fast recombination rate of photoexcited charges, despite the considerable potential of photodetectors for future wearable and foldable devices...
May 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543873/effect-of-surgery-vs-observation-skeletal-5-year-outcomes-in-a-randomized-trial-of-patients-with-primary-hpt-the-siph-study
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Karolina Lundstam, Ansgar Heck, Kristin Godang, Charlotte Mollerup, Marek Baranowski, Ylva Pernow, Turid Aas, Ola Hessman, Thord Rosén, Jörgen Nordenström, Svante Jansson, Mikael Hellström, Jens Bollerslev
Mild primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is known to affect the skeleton, even though patients usually are asymptomatic. Treatment strategies have been widely discussed. However, long-term randomized studies comparing parathyroidectomy to observation are lacking. The objective was to study the effect of parathyroidectomy (PTX) compared to observation (OBS) on bone mineral density (BMD) in g/cm(2) and T-scores, and on biochemical markers of bone turnover (P1NP and CTX-1), in a prospective randomized controlled study of patients with mild PHPT after 5 years of follow-up...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543781/fracture-prospectively-recorded-from-pre-puberty-to-young-adulthood-are-they-markers-of-peak-bone-mass-and-strength-in-males
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Chevalley T, J-P Bonjour, M-C Audet, F Merminod, B van Rietbergen, R Rizzoli, S Ferrari
Fractures are common in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. They result from trauma of varying severity. Some reflect a greater skeletal fragility. A long-term implication of these fractures is their potentiality to predict adult bone fragility and increased risk of osteoporosis in later life. Using DXA, HR-pQCT and µFEA measurements, we previously found in 124 healthy females followed from the age of 7.9 to 20.4 years, substantial deficits in both structural and strength components of the radius in the 42 girls who sustained a fracture during skeletal development...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542274/detecting-infection-hotspots-modeling-the-surveillance-challenge-for-elimination-of-lymphatic-filariasis
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Julie R Harris, Ryan E Wiegand
BACKGROUND: During the past 20 years, enormous efforts have been expended globally to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) through mass drug administration (MDA). However, small endemic foci (microfoci) of LF may threaten the presumed inevitable decline of infections after MDA cessation. We conducted microsimulation modeling to assess the ability of different types of surveillance to identify microfoci in these settings. METHODS: Five or ten microfoci of radius 1, 2, or 3 km with infection marker prevalence (intensity) of 3, 6, or 10 times background prevalence were placed in spatial simulations, run in R Version 3...
May 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541929/pressure-induced-structural-modifications-of-rare-earth-hafnate-pyrochlore
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Katlyn M Turner, Dylan R Rittman, Rachel A Heymach, Cameron L Tracy, Madison L Turner, Antonio F Fuentes, Wendy L Mao, Rodney C Ewing
Complex oxides with the pyrochlore (A2B2O7) and defect-fluorite ((A,B)4O7) structure-types undergo structural transformations under high-pressure. Rare-earth hafnates (A2Hf2O7) form the pyrochlore structure for A  =  La-Tb and the defect-fluorite structure for A  =  Dy-Lu. High-pressure transformations in A2Hf2O7 pyrochlore (A  =  Sm, Eu, Gd) and defect-fluorite (A  =  Dy, Y, Yb) were investigated up to ~50 GPa and characterized by in situ Raman spectroscopy and synchrotron x-ray diffraction (XRD)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541523/attraction-of-the-euwallacea-sp-near-fornicatus-coleoptera-curculionidae-to-quercivorol-and-to-infestations-in-avocado
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John A Byers, Yonatan Maoz, Anat Levi-Zada
The Euwallacea sp. near fornicatus (Euwallacea sp. 1 hereafter) feeds on many woody shrubs and trees and is a pest of avocado, Persea americana Mill., in several countries including Israel and the United States. Quercivorol baits are commercially available for Euwallacea sp. 1 females (males do not fly), but their attractive strength compared to other pheromones and potential for mass trapping are unknown. We used sticky traps baited with quercivorol released at 0.126 mg/d (1×) and at 0.01×, 0.1×, and 10× relative rates to obtain a dose-response curve of Euwallacea sp...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541209/pairwise-force-sph-model-for-real-time-multi-interaction-applications
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Tao Yang, Ralph R Martin, Ming C Lin, Jian Chang, Shi-Min Hu
In this paper, we present a novel pairwise-force smoothed particle hydrodynamics (PF-SPH) model to allow modeling of various interactions at interfaces in real time. Realistic capture of interactions at interfaces is a challenging problem for SPH-based simulations, especially for scenarios involving multiple interactions at different interfaces. Our PF-SPH model can readily handle multiple kinds of interactions simultaneously in a single simulation; its basis is to use a larger support radius than that used in standard SPH...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541030/pt-nanoparticle-collisions-detected-by-electrocatalytic-amplification-and-afm-imaging-np-collision-frequency-adsorption-and-random-distribution-at-an-ume-surface
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Cesar A Ortiz-Ledón, Cynthia G Zoski
We demonstrate good agreement between the theoretical and experimental collision frequency of individual Pt NPs undergoing collisions at a Au UME (5 µm radius) using electrocatalytic amplification provided by 15 mM hydrazine in 5 mM PB (pH7) over 100 to 300 s. DLS measurements demonstrated that Pt NP aggregation in this solution had the least impact on NP diffusion coefficient and concentration values, which are directly proportional to collision frequency. We show that the smaller, uniform current steps are indicative of NPs of metallic radii in agreement with those determined by TEM, with corresponding larger NP diffusion coefficient and concentration, in agreement with DLS results...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540635/wire-bias-in-coronary-measurement-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Edward James Danson, Peter Hansen, Ravinay Bhindi
OCT is widely used for accurate coronary stent sizing; however, the impact of coronary tortuosity or guide wire weight on the accuracy of OCT in assessing coronary dimensions is not known. This study sought to determine whether guide wire properties impact on coronary diameter and length estimation by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in tortuous segments of coronary artery. OCT coronary diameters were determined in selected patients with tortuous arteries before and after removal of a supportive guide wire to obtain unobscured images...
May 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540415/incidence-of-osteosynthesis-of-members-in-france
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Patrice Papin, Eric Berthonnaud
PURPOSE: Little data is available on the number of osteosynthesis of limbs in a country. Incidence of osteosynthesis is an essential element for the formation and organization of care. Based on the data from the work of the Hospital Information Technology Agency ( http://www.atih.sante.fr/ ) and available in open access, we wanted to know the incidence of the number of osteosynthesis performed in France and their evolution over ten years between 2006 and 2015. METHODS: The data analyzed are derived from the website of the technical agency of information on the hospitalization (ATIH)...
May 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537375/flexible-and-wearable-fiber-micro-supercapacitors-based-on-carbon-nanotube-agarose-gel-composite-electrodes
#16
Sung Kon Kim, Hyung-Jun Koo, Jinyun Liu, Paul V Braun
Fiber electrodes provide interesting opportunities for energy storage by providing both mechanical flexibility and the opportunity to impart multifunctionality to fabrics. We show here carbon nanotube (CNTs)-embedded agarose gel composite fiber electrodes with a diameter of ~120 μm consisting of 60 wt% CNTs that can serve as the basis for flexible and wearable fiber micro-supercapacitors (mSCs). Via an extrusion process, CNT bundles are induced to align in an agarose filament matrix. Due to the shear alignment of the CNT bundles, the dehydrated filaments have an electrical conductivity as high as 8...
May 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537035/characteristics-of-columnar-aerosol-optical-and-microphysical-properties-retrieved-from-the-sun-photometer-and-its-impact-on-radiative-forcing-over-skukuza-south-africa-during-1999-2010
#17
Ayodele Joseph Adesina, Stuart Piketh, Raghavendra Kumar Kanike, Sivakumar Venkataraman
The detailed analysis of columnar optical and microphysical properties of aerosols obtained from the AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) Cimel sun photometer operated at Skukuza (24.98° S, 31.60° E, 150 m above sea level), South Africa was carried out using the level 2.0 direct sun and inversion products measured during 1999-2010. The observed aerosol optical depth (AOD) was generally low over the region, with high values noted in late winter (August) and mid-spring (September and October) seasons. The major aerosol types found during the study period were made of 3...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536716/on-chip-hydrodynamic-chromatography-of-dna-through-centimeters-long-glass-nanocapillaries
#18
Lian Duan, Levent Yobas
This study demonstrates hydrodynamic chromatography of DNA fragments in a microchip. The microchip contains a highly regular array of nanofluidic channels (nanocapillaries) that are essential for resolving DNA in this chromatography mode. The nanocapillaries are self-enclosed robust structures built inside a doped glass layer on silicon using low-resolution photolithography and standard semiconductor processing techniques. Additionally, the unique nanocapillaries feature a cylindrical inner radius of 600 nm maintained over a length scale of 5 cm...
May 24, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535356/one-dimensional-carrier-confinement-in-giant-cds-cdse-excitonic-nanoshells
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Natalia Razgoniaeva, Pavel Moroz, Mingrui Yang, Darya S Budkina, Holly Eckard, Marissa Augspurger, Dmitriy Khon, Alexander N Tarnovsky, Mikhail Zamkov
The emerging generation of quantum dot optoelectronic devices offers an appealing prospect of a size-tunable band gap. The confinement-enabled control over electronic properties, however, requires nanoparticles to be sufficiently small, which leads to a large area of inter-particle boundaries in a film. Such interfaces lead to a high density of surface traps which ultimately increase the electrical resistance of a solid. To address this issue, we have developed an inverse energy-gradient core/shell architecture supporting the quantum confinement in nanoparticles larger than the exciton Bohr radius...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535355/effect-of-composition-asymmetry-on-the-phase-separation-and-crystallization-in-double-crystalline-binary-polymer-blends-a-dynamic-monte-carlo-simulation-study
#20
Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra
Polymer blends offer an exciting material for various potential applications due to their tunable properties by varying constituting components and their relative composition. Our simulation results unravel an intrinsic relationship between crystallization behavior and composition asymmetry. We report simulation results for non-isothermal and isothermal crystallization with weak and strong segregation strength to elucidate the composition dependent crystallization behavior. With increasing composition of low melting B-polymer, macrophase separation temperature changes non-monotonically, which is attributed to the non-monotonic change in diffusivity of both the polymers...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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