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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092528/low-rank-and-adaptive-sparse-signal-lassi-models-for-highly-accelerated-dynamic-imaging
#1
Saiprasad Ravishankar, Brian Moore, Raj Nadakuditi, Jeffrey Fessler
Sparsity-based approaches have been popular in many applications in image processing and imaging. Compressed sensing exploits the sparsity of images in a transform domain or dictionary to improve image recovery from undersampled measurements. In the context of inverse problems in dynamic imaging, recent research has demonstrated the promise of sparsity and low-rank techniques. For example, the patches of the underlying data are modeled as sparse in an adaptive dictionary domain, and the resulting image and dictionary estimation from undersampled measurements is called dictionary-blind compressed sensing, or the dynamic image sequence is modeled as a sum of low-rank and sparse (in some transform domain) components (L+S model) that are estimated from limited measurements...
January 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089259/prosthetic-replacement-for-coronoid-deficiency-report-of-three-cases
#2
Enrico Bellato, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Persistent elbow instability associated with coronoid deficiency is a difficult condition to treat. Several surgical techniques have been described for coronoid reconstruction, but the resulting outcomes have been unpredictable. We hypothesized that a coronoid prosthesis could restore elbow stability. METHODS: A nonanatomically shaped metallic coronoid prosthesis was custom designed for each of 3 patients. Each had a chronic fracture-subluxation with persistent instability, deficiencies of the coronoid, and compromise of the radial head...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087283/benefits-of-using-the-ultrasonic-bonescalpel%C3%A2-in-temporomandibular-joint-reconstruction
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Rebeka Silva, Rishi Gupta, Gianluca Tartaglia, Stephen Connelly
PURPOSE: The main objective of this retrospective study is to analyze and report on our operative experiences and outcomes using the ultrasonic BoneScalpel™ (BoneScalpel) versus a conventional reciprocating saw (RecipSaw) for the purpose of completing the osteotomies in total temporomandibular joint reconstruction (TJR) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 23 consecutive patients presented with a diagnosis of either degenerative joint disease (n = 23), a failing autogenous TJR (n = 1), heterotrophic bone formation (n = 1) or a subcondylar fracture (n = 1) for a total of 26 joints that received a TJR...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078610/optimization-of-the-return-to-sport-paradigm-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-critical-step-back-to-move-forward
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REVIEW
Bart Dingenen, Alli Gokeler
Athletes who have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury often opt for an ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with the goal and expectation to resume sports. Unfortunately, the proportion of athletes successfully returning to sport is relatively low, while the rate of second ACL injury has been reported to exceed 20% after clearance to return to sport, especially within younger athletic populations. Despite the development of return-to-sport guidelines over recent years, there are still more questions than answers on the most optimal return-to-sport criteria after ACLR...
January 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078198/multidisciplinary-approach-to-management-of-temporal-bone-giant-cell-tumor
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Taija K Nicoli, Riste Saat, Risto Kontio, Anna Piippo, Maija Tarkkanen, Jussi Tarkkanen, Jussi Jero
Background Giant cell tumors (GCTs) are rare osseous tumors that rarely appear in the skull. Methods We review the clinical course of a 28-year-old previously healthy woman with a complicated GCT. Results The reviewed patient presented with a middle cranial fossa tumor acutely complicated by reactive mastoiditis. Left tympanomastoidectomy was performed for drainage of the mastoiditis and for biopsies of the tumor. Due to the challenging tumor location, the patient was treated with denosumab, a fully humanized monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand, for 7 months, which resulted in significant preoperative tumor shrinkage...
July 2016: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076295/convolutive-blind-source-separation-of-surface-emg-measurements-of-the-respiratory-muscles
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Eike Petersen, Herbert Buchner, Marcus Eger, Philipp Rostalski
Electromyography (EMG) has long been used for the assessment of muscle function and activity and has recently been applied to the control of medical ventilation. For this application, the EMG signal is usually recorded invasively by means of electrodes on a nasogastric tube which is placed inside the esophagus in order to minimize noise and crosstalk from other muscles. Replacing these invasive measurements with an EMG signal obtained non-invasively on the body surface is difficult and requires techniques for signal separation in order to reconstruct the contributions of the individual respiratory muscles...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075493/joint-stability-after-canine-cranial-cruciate-ligament-graft-reconstruction-varies-among-femoral-fixation-sites
#7
Louisa K Ho-Eckart, Masahiro Seki, Lindsey M Luizza, Michael T Kearney, Mandi J Lopez
OBJECTIVE: To quantify stability in cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient canine stifles with hamstring grafts affixed at 3 femoral locations. STUDY DESIGN: Canine stifle motion study using a multi-cohort, repeated measures design. SAMPLE POPULATION: 27 canine cadaver stifles. METHODS: Hamstring grafts (HG) were affixed at the gracilis-semitendinosus insertion and on the lateral femur (1) proximal trochlear ridge (TR), (2) craniodistal to fabella (F), or (3) condyle center (CC)...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074263/treatment-options-and-outcome-after-bony-avulsion-of-the-flexor-digitorum-profundus-tendon-a-review-of-29-cases
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Gabriel Halát, Lukas Negrin, Jochen Erhart, Robin Ristl, Stefan Hajdu, Patrick Platzer
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this retrospective review was to evaluate the functional and esthetic outcomes in patients with non- or minimally (<2 mm), and severely (>2 mm) displaced bony avulsions of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, 29 patients with a bony avulsion of the FDP tendon were treated. The displacement magnitude of the avulsed fragment determined, whether conservative or surgical treatment was performed...
January 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073093/subject-specific-finite-element-analysis-of-the-carpal-tunnel-cross-sectional-to-examine-tunnel-area-changes-in-response-to-carpal-arch-loading
#9
Piyush Walia, Ahmet Erdemir, Zong-Ming Li
BACKGROUND: Manipulating the carpal arch width (i.e. distance between hamate and trapezium bones) has been suggested as a means to increase carpal tunnel cross-sectional area and alleviate median nerve compression. The purpose of this study was to develop a finite element model of the carpal tunnel and to determine an optimal force direction to maximize area. METHODS: A planar geometric model of carpal bones at hamate level was reconstructed from MRI with inter-carpal joint spaces filled with a linear elastic surrogate tissue...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072999/-features-and-advances-of-morse-taper-connection-in-oral-implant
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C L Tang, S K Zhao, C Huang
Dental implants have been widely accepted as a predictable and reliable tool for dental reconstruction with the development of the economy. The design of implant-abutment connections has influence on mechanical properties and biological characteristics of implants. There are two types of implant-abutment connections, the external and the internal connections. Morse taper connection is one of the internal connections and its conical shape creates significant friction via the high propensity of parallelism between the two structures within the joint space...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072630/bracing-of-the-reconstructed-and-osteoarthritic-knee-during-high-dynamic-load-tasks
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Harvi F Hart, Kay M Crossley, Natalie J Collins, David C Ackland
PURPOSE: Lateral compartment osteoarthritis accompanied by abnormal knee biomechanics are frequently reported in individuals with knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in knee biomechanics produced by an adjusted and unadjusted varus knee brace during high dynamic loading activities in individuals with lateral knee osteoarthritis after ACLR and valgus malalignment. METHODS: Nineteen participants who had undergone ACLR 5 to 20 years previously and had symptomatic and radiographic lateral knee osteoarthritis with valgus malalignment were assessed...
January 9, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070627/-tendinopathy-in-rheumatic-diseases
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M Henniger, S Rehart
Involvement of tendons and tendon sheaths is frequently found in the most common inflammatory systemic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. In rheumatoid arthritis tendon manifestations occur as tenosynovitis, with swelling and pain of the tendons mainly on the hands and feet. In spondyloarthritis the involvement of tendons presents as enthesitis with pain and swelling directly at the attachment points of tendons to the bony structures and more commonly in the lower extremities. Pathological alterations of tendons can be normally visualized by sonography and only sometimes with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or scintigraphy...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070568/construction-of-neonatal-diffusion-atlases-via-spatio-angular-consistency
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Behrouz Saghafi, Geng Chen, Feng Shi, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
Atlases constructed using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are important tools for studying human brain development. Atlas construction is in general a two-step process involving image registration and image fusion. The focus of most studies so far has been on improving registration thus image fusion is commonly performed using simple averaging, often resulting in fuzzy atlases. In this paper, we propose a patch-based method for DWI atlas construction. Unlike other atlases that are based on the diffusion tensor model, our atlas is model-free...
October 2016: Patch Based Tech Med Imaging (2016)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066740/microinstability-of-the-hip-a-previously-unrecognized-pathology
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Ioanna Bolia, Jorge Chahla, Renato Locks, Karen Briggs, Marc J Philippon
BACKGROUND: Hip microinstability is an established diagnosis; however, its occurrence is still debated by many physicians. Diagnosis of hip microinstability is often challenging, due to a lack of specific signs or symptoms, and patients may remain undiagnosed for long periods. This may lead to early manifestation of degenerative joint disease. Consequently, careful patient and family history must be obtained and diagnostic imaging should follow. After a thorough clinical evaluation of the patient with suspected hip microinstability, the physician should focus on how to improve symptoms and functionality in daily and sports activities...
July 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066738/ligamentum-teres-tendinopathy-and-tears
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REVIEW
Matthew J Kraeutler, Tigran Garabekyan, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Omer Mei-Dan
BACKGROUND: The ligamentum teres (LT) consists of two bands that originate on the ischial and pubic sides of the acetabular notch and insert on the fovea capitis of the femoral head. Recent studies have established the LT as an important hip stabilizer in a squatting position, particularly in patients with osseous instability. PURPOSE: This review aims to concisely present the literature on LT tendinopathy and tears in order to guide health care professionals in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of these disorders...
July 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065399/oncologic-safety-of-immediate-breast-reconstruction-in-breast-cancer-patients-who-underwent-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-short-term-outcomes-of-a-matched-case-control-study
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Jai Min Ryu, Sungmin Park, Hyun-June Paik, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Se Kyung Lee, Jonghan Yu, Soo Youn Bae, Isaac Kim, Sa Ik Bang, Goo-Hyun Mun, Jai-Kyong Pyon, Byung-Joon Jeon, Jeong Eon Lee
INTRODUCTION: Although the indication for immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) after skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) or nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has been expanded, IBR after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is still controversial. We conducted retrospective matched case-control study to analyze oncologic outcomes between patients who underwent TM only and those who underwent IBR after SSM or NSM after NACT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of breast cancer patients who underwent IBR after SSM or NSM after NACT between 2008 and 2015 at a single center was conducted...
October 27, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056127/applications-of-robotic-testing-systems-in-orthopaedics
#17
Richard E Debski, Satoshi Yamakawa, Volker Musahl, Hiromichi Fujie
Diarthrodial joint function is mediated by a complex interaction between bones, ligaments, capsules, articular cartilage, and muscles. To gain a better understanding of injury mechanisms and to improve surgical procedures, more scientific knowledge on the biomechanics of diarthrodial joints needs to be obtained. Robotic testing systems have been developed to measure kinematics and in situ forces in ligaments and their reconstructions using cadaveric diarthrodial joints. These 6 degree-of-freedom (DOF) robotic testing systems can be controlled in either position or force modes to simulate physiological loading conditions or clinical exams...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055827/joint-mr-pet-reconstruction-using-a-multi-channel-image-regularizer
#18
Florian Knoll, Martin Holler, Thomas Koesters, Ricardo Otazo, Kristian Bredies, Daniel K Sodickson
While current state of the art MR-PET scanners enable simultaneous MR and PET measurements, the acquired data sets are still usually reconstructed separately. We propose a new multi-modality reconstruction framework using second order Total Generalized Variation (TGV) as a dedicated multi-channel regularization functional that jointly reconstructs images from both modalities. In this way, information about the underlying anatomy is shared during the image reconstruction process while unique differences are preserved...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052858/ecological-range-shift-in-the-polyploid-members-of-the-south-american-genus-fosterella-bromeliaceae
#19
Juraj Paule, Natascha D Wagner, Kurt Weising, Georg Zizka
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The distribution of polyploidy along a relatively steep Andean elevation and climatic gradient is studied using the genus Fosterella L.B. Sm. (Bromeliaceae) as a model system. Ecological differentiation of cytotypes and the link of polyploidy with historical biogeographic processes such as dispersal events and range shift are assessed. METHODS: 4',6-Diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining of nuclei and flow cytometry were used to estimate the ploidy levels of 159 plants from 22 species sampled throughout the distribution range of the genus...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052835/distraction-lengthening-following-vascularized-second-toe-transfer-for-isolated-middle-finger-reconstruction
#20
Jiuzhou Lu, Youlai Zhang, Junjiang Jiang, Lei Xu, Harvey Chim
PURPOSE: We report the use of distraction lengthening of the middle phalanx after vascularized second toe transfer for middle finger reconstruction to lengthen the digit to match the index and ring fingers. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 3 patients with a mean follow-up of 30 months. RESULTS: A mean increase of 2.0 cm in the length in the digit was achieved. The range of motion at the proximal interphalangeal joint was preserved and bony union was seen at the distraction site in all 3 cases...
January 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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