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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918316/mr-guided-joint-reconstruction-of-activity-and-attenuation-in-brain-pet-mr
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Abolfazl Mehranian, Habib Zaidi, Andrew J Reader
With the advent of time-of-flight (TOF) PET scanners, joint maximum-likelihood reconstruction of activity and attenuation (MLAA) maps has recently regained attention for the estimation of PET attenuation maps from emission data. However, the estimated attenuation and activity maps are scaled by unknown scaling factors. We recently demonstrated that in hybrid PET-MR, the scaling issue of this algorithm can be effectively addressed by imposing MR spatial constraints on the estimation of attenuation maps using a penalized MLAA (P-MLAA(+)) algorithm...
September 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915961/short-stem-total-hip-arthroplasty-potential-explanations-for-persistent-post-surgical-thigh-pain
#2
Isabel A C Baert, Enrique Lluch, Francis Van Glabbeek, Rudy Nuyts, Salim Rufai, Joanna Tuynman, Filip Struyf, Mira Meeus
Short stem uncemented femoral implants were developed with the aim of preserving proximal bone stock for future revisions, improving biomechanical reconstruction, aiding insertion through smaller incisions and potentially decreasing or limiting the incidence of thigh pain. Despite all the advantages of short stem designs, it remains unclear whether they are able to limit post-surgical thigh pain. In patients with short stem hip arthroplasty and persistent thigh pain, it is of the utmost importance to understand the potential etiologies of this chronic pain for selecting the appropriate treatment strategy...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915523/-biologic-reconstruction-of-full-sized-cartilage-defects-of-the-hip-a-guideline-from-the-dgou-group-clinical-tissue-regeneration-and-the-hip-committee-of-the-aga
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Stefan Fickert, Matthias Aurich, Dirk Albrecht, Peter Angele, Lorenz Büchler, Michael Dienst, Christoph Erggelet, Jürgen Fritz, Christoph Gebhart, Hans Gollwitzer, Moritz Kindler, Christoph Lampert, Henning Madry, Gregor Möckel, Phillip Niemeyer, Jörg Schröder, Christian Sobau, Gunter Spahn, Wolfgang Zinser, Stefan Landgraeber
Background Symptomatic pre-arthritic deformities such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or hip dysplasia often lead to localised cartilage defects and subsequently to osteoarthritis. The present review of the working group "Clinical Tissue Regeneration" of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) and the hip committee of the AGA (German speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) provides an overview of current knowledge of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cartilage defects, in order to infer appropriate therapy recommendations for the hip...
September 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910766/light-field-compression-with-disparity-guided-sparse-coding-based-on-structural-key-views
#4
Jie Chen, Junhui Hou, Lap-Pui Chau
Recent imaging technologies are rapidly evolving for sampling richer and more immersive representations of the 3D world. One of the emerging technologies is light field (LF) cameras based on micro-lens arrays. To record the directional information of the light rays, a much larger storage space and transmission bandwidth are required by a LF image as compared with a conventional 2D image of similar spatial dimension. Hence, the compression of LF data becomes a vital part of its application. In this paper, we propose a LF codec with disparity guided Sparse Coding over a learned perspective-shifted LF dictionary based on selected Structural Key Views (SC-SKV)...
September 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910696/tissue-microstructure-estimation-using-a-deep-network-inspired-by-a-dictionary-based-framework
#5
Chuyang Ye
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) captures the anisotropic pattern of water displacement in the neuronal tissue and allows noninvasive investigation of the complex tissue microstructure. A number of biophysical models have been proposed to relate the tissue organization with the observed diffusion signals, so that the tissue microstructure can be inferred. The Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging (NODDI) model has been a popular choice and has been widely used for many neuroscientific studies...
September 6, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905411/joint-arterial-input-function-and-tracker-kinetic-parameter-estimation-from-undersampled-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-using-a-model-consistency-constraint
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Yi Guo, Sajan Goud Lingala, Yannick Bliesener, R Marc Lebel, Yinghua Zhu, Krishna S Nayak
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a model-based reconstruction framework for joint arterial input function (AIF) and kinetic parameter estimation from undersampled brain tumor dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data. METHODS: The proposed method poses the tracer-kinetic (TK) model as a model consistency constraint, enabling the flexible inclusion of different TK models and TK solvers, and the joint estimation of the AIF. The proposed method is evaluated using an anatomic realistic digital reference object (DRO), and nine retrospectively down-sampled brain tumor DCE-MRI datasets...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905107/effect-of-changes-of-femoral-offset-on-abductor-and-joint-reaction-forces-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
#7
Hannes A Rüdiger, Maïka Guillemin, Adeliya Latypova, Alexandre Terrier
BACKGROUND: Anatomical reconstruction in total hip arthroplasty (THA) allows for physiological muscle function, good functional outcome and implant longevity. Quantitative data on the effect of a loss or gain of femoral offset (FO) are scarce. The aim of this study was to quantitatively describe the effect of FO changes on abductor moment arms, muscle and joint reactions forces. METHODS: THA was virtually performed on 3D models built from preoperative CT scans of 15 patients undergoing THA...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903535/modeling-the-multiple-facets-of-speciation-with-gene-flow-toward-inferring-the-divergence-history-of-lake-whitefish-species-pairs-coregonus-clupeaformis
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Clément Rougeux, Louis Bernatchez, Pierre-Alexandre Gagnaire
Parallel divergence across replicated species pairs occurring in similar environmental contrasts may arise through distinct evolutionary scenarios. Deciphering whether such parallelism actually reflects repeated parallel divergence driven by divergent selection or a single divergence event with subsequent gene flow needs to be ascertained. Reconstructing historical gene flow is therefore of fundamental interest to understand how demography and selection jointly shaped genomic divergence during speciation. Here, we use an extended modeling framework to explore the multiple facets of speciation-with-gene-flow with demo-genetic divergence models that capture both temporal and genomic variation in effective population size and migration rate...
August 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903010/effect-of-loading-on-in-vivo-tibiofemoral-and-patellofemoral-kinematics-of-healthy-and-acl-reconstructed-knees
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Jarred M Kaiser, Michael F Vignos, Richard Kijowski, Geoffrey Baer, Darryl G Thelen
BACKGROUND: Although knees that have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) often exhibit normal laxity on clinical examination, abnormal kinematic patterns have been observed when the joint is dynamically loaded during whole body activity. This study investigated whether abnormal knee kinematics arise with loading under isolated dynamic movements. HYPOTHESIS: Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral kinematics of ACLR knees will be similar to those of the contralateral uninjured control knee during passive flexion-extension, with bilateral differences emerging when an inertial load is applied...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898106/anterolateral-tenodesis-or-anterolateral-ligament-complex-reconstruction-effect-of-flexion-angle-at-graft-fixation-when-combined-with-acl-reconstruction
#10
Eivind Inderhaug, Joanna M Stephen, Andy Williams, Andrew A Amis
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous technical descriptions of anterolateral procedures, knowledge is limited regarding the effect of knee flexion angle during graft fixation. PURPOSE: To determine the effect of knee flexion angle during graft fixation on tibiofemoral joint kinematics for a modified Lemaire tenodesis or an anterolateral ligament (ALL) complex reconstruction combined with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898105/gait-characteristics-associated-with-a-greater-increase-in-medial-knee-cartilage-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-relaxation-times-in-patients-undergoing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Hsiang-Ling Teng, Daniel Wu, Favian Su, Valentina Pedoia, Richard B Souza, C Benjamin Ma, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the medial tibiofemoral joint (MTFJ) is prevalent among patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Magnetic resonance T1ρ and T2 relaxation times provide noninvasive methods to quantify early cartilage degeneration. Altered sagittal-plane gait biomechanics have been observed after ACLR, but their associations with longitudinal changes in MTFJ cartilage T1ρ and T2 remain unclear. Hypothesis/Purpose: To examine whether the peak knee flexion moment (KFM), knee flexion angle (KFA), and vertical ground-reaction force (vGRF) during gait are associated with prospective changes in medial tibiofemoral cartilage T1ρ and T2 in ACL-reconstructed knees and to compare these gait characteristics between patients undergoing ACLR and healthy control participants...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892715/upper-body-accelerations-during-walking-are-altered-in-adults-with-acl-reconstruction
#12
C N Armitano, S Morrison, D M Russell
This study was designed to assess and compare the pattern of acceleration from the lower trunk, neck and head regions for individuals with reconstructed ACL compared to healthy controls during walking. Participants with unilateral ACL reconstruction and matched control persons participated in the study. Accelerations were collected using three triaxial accelerometers attached to the head, neck, and lower trunk. Measures of amplitude and signal regularity of the acceleration data were performed. Similarities were seen between both groups with regards to the general acceleration patterns in all three axes...
September 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892671/kinematic-and-kinetic-gait-deviations-in-males-long-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Giovanni Milandri, Mike Posthumus, T J Small, Adam Bothma, Willem van der Merwe, Reshma Kassanjee, Sudesh Sivarasu
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical deviations long (approx. 5years) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction have not been quantified in males, despite their distinct risk profile as compared to females. These deviations can indicate altered joint loading during chronic, repetitive motions. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, comparing kinematic and kinetic variables between 15 male anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed patients and 15 healthy controls. During walking and running gait, measurements were taken of impact dynamics, knee and hip sagittal plane angles and moments, and knee varus angles and adduction moments...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892648/long-term-outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-either-synthetics-with-remnant-preservation-or-hamstring-autografts-a-10-year-longitudinal-study
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Tianwu Chen, Peng Zhang, Jiwu Chen, Yinghui Hua, Shiyi Chen
BACKGROUND: The optimal graft choice of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains controversial. PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes, especially the long-term cumulative failure rate, of ACL reconstruction using either synthetics with remnant preservation or hamstring autografts (4-strand semitendinosus and gracilis tendons). STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A total of 133 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction (synthetics: n = 43; hamstring autografts: n = 90) between July 2004 and December 2007 were included...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891897/simultaneous-reconstruction-of-both-facial-paralysis-and-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-with-a-composite-flap-from-dorsum-of-foot
#15
Osman Akdag, Seyda Guray Evin, Mehtap Karamese, Zekeriya Tosun
Free extensor digitorum brevis muscle flap in facial paralysis, and the second metatarsophalangeal joint flap is used at the temporomandibular joint reconstruction for a long time. Anatomically, these flaps can be harvested through even the same pedicle flap even on the same regions. Literature is available of their usage along with the use of hand and upper extremity reconstruction. Unlike this example, the authors have used these flaps in maxillofacial region where facial paralysis and temporomandibular joint reconstruction will be performed together...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888570/revision-of-the-failed-thumb-carpometacarpal-arthroplasty
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Loukia K Papatheodorou, Jonathan D Winston, Deidre L Bielicka, Benjamin J Rogozinski, Gary M Lourie, Dean G Sotereanos
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of revision surgery for failed thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthroplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 patients with failed thumb CMC arthroplasty. The primary reason for revision was pain caused by metacarpal subsidence. Revision surgery included soft tissue interposition and distraction pinning to address the metacarpal subsidence. Additional ligament reconstruction was performed in patients with thumb instability. Eight patients required additional metacarpophalangeal joint fusion for concomitant joint hyperextension...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885652/vascularised-and-modified-lower-leg-rotationplasty-for-the-treatment-of-severe-infection-and-bone-loss-of-the-proximal-femur-a-case-report
#17
Sebastian Fischer, Christoph Hirche, Volkmar G Heppert, Paul A Grützner, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a reconstructive case in a paraplegic patient, who suffers from a severe proximal femur infection. Aiming at the preservation of the capacity to remain in a seated position to operate a wheelchair, lower leg rotationplasty was considered suitable for reconstruction. Due to severe infection and subclinical femoral artery stenosis, rotationplasty was supercharged by the inferior epigastric artery. Furthermore, extensor tendons of the foot were attached to the acetabulum to facilitate stability of the neo-hip joint...
September 2, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885649/l5-radiculopathy-secondary-to-migration-of-a-revision-stemmed-acetabular-cup
#18
Jesús Moreta, Oscar L Casado-Verdugo, Fernando Labayru
INTRODUCTION: Stemmed acetabular components are used in patients undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty in cases with major acetabular defects or pelvic discontinuity. Conflicting results relating to the survival of the component, and complication rates are reported in the literature. We present a case of L5 radiculopathy secondary to proximal migration of this device. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 79-year-old man was admitted to our department in 2012 with increasing pain and paresthesias, initially diagnosed as left L5 radiculopathy...
September 2, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882491/anatomic-and-high-resolution-computed-tomographic-angiography-study-of-the-lateral-femoral-condyle-flap-implications-for-surgical-dissection
#19
Mohamed Morsy, Yoo Joon Sur, Osman Akdag, Amr Eisa, Tarek A El-Gammal, Nirusha Lachman, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: The lateral femoral condyle (LFC) flap is a vascularized bone flap based on the superior lateral genicular artery (SLGA). Harvest technique for this flap has not yet been demonstrated. The purpose of this study was to better delineate the blood supply to the bone and skin of this flap to allow for a safe and effective harvest. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three lower extremities were injected with latex or a mixture of latex and barium sulfate. The SLGA was identified and dissected, documenting the course, diameter, anatomical relations, length, and branches...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882455/assessment-of-the-discriminating-value-of-the-8th-ajcc-stage-grouping-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: This study seeks to validate the discriminating value of the 8th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) amongst patients registered within the surveillance, epidemiology and end results (SEER) database. METHODS: Through SEER*Stat program, SEER database (2010-2013) was queried and 8th AJCC stage groups were reconstructed. Overall and cancer-specific survival analyses according to both 7th and 8th editions were conducted through Kaplan-Meier analysis/log-rank testing and multivariate analysis was conducted through a Cox proportional model...
September 4, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
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