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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775189/investigating-mixing-and-emptying-for-aqueous-liquid-content-from-the-stomach-using-a-coupled-biomechanical-sph-model
#1
Simon M Harrison, Paul W Cleary, Matthew D Sinnott
The stomach is a critical organ for food digestion but it is not well understood how it operates, either when healthy or when dysfunction occurs. Stomach function depends on the timing and amplitude of wall contractions, the fill level and the type of gastric content. Using a coupled biomechanical-Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (B-SPH) model, we investigate how gastric discharge is affected by the contraction behaviour of the stomach wall and the viscosity of the content. The results of the model provide new insights into how the content viscosity and the number of compression waves down the length of the stomach affect the mixing within and the discharge rate of the content exiting from the stomach to the duodenum...
May 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773714/the-bendy-basilar-progressive-aneurysm-tilting-and-arterial-deformation-can-be-a-delayed-outcome-after-coiling-of-large-basilar-apex-aneurysms
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Ansaar T Rai, Abdul R Tarabishy, SoHyun Boo, Jeffrey S Carpenter, Sanjay Bhattia
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes in the basilar artery and the artery-aneurysm relationship following coiling of large basilar apex aneurysms may induce morbidity. METHODS: The basilar artery radius-of-curvature was measured along its center line on volumetrically reconstructed images formatted along the plane of curvature. The aneurysm-tilt-angle was measured between the distal basilar and the vertical long axis of the aneurysm. The measurements were compared between small (<10 mm) and large (≥10 mm) aneurysms on baseline and follow-up studies...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773456/custom-air-puff-derived-biomechanical-variables-in-a-refractive-surgery-screening-setting-study-from-2-centers
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Vinicius S De Stefano, Ibrahim Seven, J Bradley Randleman, William J Dupps
PURPOSE: To assess the ability of air puff-derived biomechanical variables to predict surgeon-perceived candidacy for laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and Emory Eye Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Data were collected from refractive surgery screening examinations by 2 surgeons at 2 centers...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773424/a-device-for-high-throughput-monitoring-of-degradation-in-soft-tissue-samples
#4
D S Tzeranis, I Panagiotopoulos, S Gkouma, G Kanakaris, N Georgiou, N Vaindirlis, G Vasileiou, M Neidlin, A Gkousioudi, V Spitas, G A Macheras, L G Alexopoulos
This work describes the design and validation of a novel device, the High-Throughput Degradation Monitoring Device (HDD), for monitoring the degradation of 24 soft tissue samples over incubation periods of several days inside a cell culture incubator. The device quantifies sample degradation by monitoring its deformation induced by a static gravity load. Initial instrument design and experimental protocol development focused on quantifying cartilage degeneration. Characterization of measurement errors, caused mainly by thermal transients and by translating the instrument sensor, demonstrated that HDD can quantify sample degradation with <6 μm precision and <10 μm temperature-induced errors...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772869/-progression-on-finite-element-modeling-method-in-scoliosis
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REVIEW
Ning Fan, Lei Zang, Yong Hai, Peng Du, Shuo Yuan
Scoliosis is a complex spinal three-dimensional malformation with complicated pathogenesis, often associated with complications as thoracic deformity and shoulder imbalance. Because the acquisition of specimen or animal models are difficult, the biomechanical study of scoliosis is limited. In recent years, along with the development of the computer technology, software and image, the technology of establishing a finite element model of human spine is maturing and it has been providing strong support for the research of pathogenesis of scoliosis, the design and application of brace, and the selection of surgical methods...
April 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772208/influence-of-blood-flow-on-cardiac-development
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REVIEW
Katherine Courchaine, Graham Rykiel, Sandra Rugonyi
The role of hemodynamics in cardiovascular development is not well understood. Indeed, it would be remarkable if it were, given the dauntingly complex array of intricately synchronized genetic, molecular, mechanical, and environmental factors at play. However, with congenital heart defects affecting around 1 in 100 human births, and numerous studies pointing to hemodynamics as a factor in cardiovascular morphogenesis, this is not an area in which we can afford to remain in the dark. This review seeks to present the case for the importance of research into the biomechanics of the developing cardiovascular system...
May 14, 2018: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771749/brillouin-microscopy-assessing-ocular-tissue-biomechanics
#7
Seok Hyun Yun, Dimitri Chernyak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Assessment of corneal biomechanics has been an unmet clinical need in ophthalmology for many years. Many researchers and clinicians have identified corneal biomechanics as source of variability in refractive procedures and one of the main factors in keratoconus. However, it has been difficult to accurately characterize corneal biomechanics in patients. The recent development of Brillouin light scattering microscopy heightens the promise of bringing biomechanics into the clinic...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770583/angle-stable-interlocking-intramedullary-nails-for-tibial-plateau-fractures
#8
Peng Jia, Feng-Cheng Lu, Kifayat Ullah, Man Zhang, Yan-Sheng Dong, Chao Xiong, Zhi-Hui Zhao, Jin-Feng Wang, Ju-Wen Chen, Yong-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVE: Angle stable interlocking intramedullary nail (ASIN), a novel technique, has rarely been used for treatment of tibial plateau fractures (TPF). This retrospective study was designed to introduce this novel technique, ASIN, as well as to describe the initial experience and verify the effectiveness when ASIN was used for the management for TPF. METHODS: A cohort of 19 cases with closed TPF aged from 18-70 years with at least 23 months follow-up from November 2008 to September 2013 was analyzed retrospectively...
May 16, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770179/biomechanical-comparison-between-titanium-and-cobalt-chromium-rods-used-in-a-pedicle-subtraction-osteotomy-model
#9
Kalpit N Shah, Gregory Walker, Sarath C Koruprolu, Alan H Daniels
Instrumentation failure is a common complication following complex spinal reconstruction and deformity correction. Rod fracture is the most frequent mode of hardware failure and often occurs at or near a 3-column osteotomy site. Titanium (Ti) rods are commonly utilized for spinal fixations, however, theoretically stiffer materials, such as cobalt-chrome (CoCr) rods are also available. Despite ongoing use in clinical practice, there is little biomechanical evidence that compares the construct ability to withstand fatigue stress for Ti and Co-Cr rods...
March 29, 2018: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769833/effects-of-knee-alignments-and-toe-clip-on-frontal-plane-knee-biomechanics-in-cycling
#10
Guangping Shen, Songning Zhang, Hunter J Bennett, James C Martin, Scott E Crouter, Eugene C Fitzhugh
Effects of knee alignment on the internal knee abduction moment (KAM) in walking have been widely studied. The KAM is closely associated with the development of medial knee osteoarthritis. Despite the importance of knee alignment, no studies have explored its effects on knee frontal plane biomechanics during stationary cycling. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of knee alignment and use of a toe clip on the knee frontal plane biomechanics during stationary cycling. A total of 32 participants (11 varus, 11 neutral, and 10 valgus alignment) performed five trials in each of six cycling conditions: pedaling at 80 rpm and 0...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769819/structural-and-biomechanical-adaptations-to-free-fall-landing-in-hindlimb-cortical-bone-of-growing-female-rats
#11
Hsin-Shih Lin, Ho-Seng Wang, Hung-Ta Chiu, Kuang-You B Cheng, Ar-Tyan Hsu, Tsang-Hai Huang
The purpose of the study was to investigate the adaptation process of hindlimb cortical bone subjected to free-fall landing training. Female Wistar rats (7 weeks old) were randomly assigned to four landing (L) groups and four age-matched control (C) groups (n = 12 per group): L1, L2, L4 L8, C1, C2, C4 and C8. Animals in the L1, L2, L4 and L8 groups were respectively subjected to 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks of free-fall-landing training (40 cm height, 30 times/day and 5 days/week) while the C1, C2, C4 and C8 groups served as age-matched control groups...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768121/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-initial-sprint-acceleration-performance-and-technique-in-an-elite-athlete-with-cerebral-palsy-and-able-bodied-sprinters
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Ian N Bezodis, James Cowburn, Adam Brazil, Rhian Richardson, Cassie Wilson, Timothy A Exell, Gareth Irwin
Cerebral palsy is known to generally limit range of motion and force producing capability during movement. It also limits sprint performance, but the exact mechanisms underpinning this are not well known. One elite male T36 multiple-Paralympic sprint medallist (T36) and 16 well-trained able-bodied (AB) sprinters each performed 5-6 maximal sprints from starting blocks. Whole-body kinematics (250 Hz) in the block phase and first two steps, and synchronised external forces (1,000 Hz) in the first stance phase after block exit were combined to quantify lower limb joint kinetics...
May 16, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767348/-dynamic-scheimpflug-analyzer-corvis-st-for-measurement-of-corneal-biomechanical-parameters-a-praxis-related-overview
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REVIEW
R Herber, N Terai, K R Pillunat, F Raiskup, L E Pillunat, E Spörl
BACKGROUND: Topographic and tomographic parameters alone are often not sufficient for early detection of corneal changes. Pathological alterations in the microstructure of the cornea occur before changes in topography and tomography can be detected. Biomechanical parameters show a strong correlation with microscopic structural changes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to gain information about the microscopic structure and consistency of the cornea by measuring biomechanical parameters...
May 16, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767346/biomechanical-properties-of-suprapectoral-biceps-tenodesis-double-knotless-screw-fixation-is-superior-to-single-knotless-screw-fixation
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Chih-Kai Hong, Chih-Hsun Chang, Florence L Chiang, I-Ming Jou, Ping-Hui Wang, Hung-Nan Wang, Kai-Lan Hsu, Fa-Chuan Kuan, Wei-Ren Su
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to biomechanically evaluate a new technique of double knotless screw fixation for suprapectoral biceps tenodesis and compare the results with that of the single knotless screw fixation as well as the interference screw fixation. METHODS: 24 fresh-frozen human cadaveric shoulders with a mean age of 68.3 ± 9 years were studied. The specimens were randomly divided into three experimental biceps tenodesis groups (n = 8): single knotless screw, double knotless screw and interference screw...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765875/clinical-and-biomechanical-effects-of-low-dye-taping-and-figure-8-modification-of-low-dye-taping-in-patients-with-heel-pad-atrophy
#15
You Hyeon Chae, Joo Sup Kim, Yeon Kang, Hyun Young Kim, Tae Im Yi
Objective: To investigate and compare the effect of low-dye taping (LDT) and figure-8 modification of LDT (MLDT) on peak plantar pressure and heel pain in patients with heel pad atrophy. Methods: There were reviewed 32 feet of 19 patients who have been diagnosed with heel pad atrophy who were enrolled in this study. The patients were diagnosed with heel pad atrophy with clinical findings, and loaded heel pad thickness measured by ultrasonography. At the first visit, patients were taught how to do LDT and MLDT...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765410/comparison-of-regenerative-tissue-quality-following-matrix-associated-cell-implantation-using-amplified-chondrocytes-compared-to-synovium-derived-stem-cells-in-a-rabbit-model-for-cartilage-lesions
#16
Hagen Schmal, Justyna M Kowal, Moustapha Kassem, Michael Seidenstuecker, Anke Bernstein, Katharina Böttiger, Tanshiyue Xiong, Norbert P Südkamp, Eva J Kubosch
Known problems of the autologous chondrocyte implantation motivate the search for cellular alternatives. The aim of the study was to test the potential of synovium-derived stem cells (SMSC) to regenerate cartilage using a matrix-associated implantation. In an osteochondral defect model of the medial femoral condyle in a rabbit, a collagen membrane was seeded with either culture-expanded allogenic chondrocytes or SMSC and then transplanted into the lesion. A tailored piece synovium served as a control. Rabbit SMSC formed typical cartilage in vitro...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764690/inter-ray-variation-in-metatarsal-strength-properties-in-humans-and-african-apes-implications-for-inferring-bipedal-biomechanics-in-the-olduvai-hominid-8-foot
#17
Biren A Patel, Tea Jashashvili, Stephanie H Bui, Kristian J Carlson, Nicole L Griffin, Ian J Wallace, Caley M Orr, Randall L Susman
When measured as a ratio of mean midshaft diameter to bone length, the OH 8 fossil hominin foot exhibits a metatarsal (Mt) robusticity pattern of 1 > 5 > 3 > 4 > 2, which differs from the widely perceived "common" modern human pattern (1 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2); African apes generally exhibit a third pattern (1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > 5). Largely because of the relative ranking of Mt2 and Mt5, OH 8 metatarsals structurally resemble the pattern exhibited by bipedal humans more than the pattern of quadrupedal and climbing African apes...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763498/effect-of-avocado-soybean-unsaponifiables-asu-on-osseointegration-in-rats-with-experimental-arthritis
#18
Luiz Guilherme Freitas de Paula, Guilherme José Pimentel Lopes de Oliveira, Felipe Eduardo Pinotti, Bruna Biagioni Grecchi, Sabrina Garcia de Aquino, Rosemary Adriana Chiérici Marcantonio
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of the use of avocado/soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) on osseointegration of implants in animals with experimental arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty rats were randomly divided into four groups: CTR, healthy animals and saline solution administration; ASU, healthy animals and ASU administration; ART, arthritic animals and saline solution administration; and ART/ASU, arthritic animals and ASU administration. The solutions were administered daily by gavage, beginning 7 days before the surgical procedures until the completion of the experimental period (15, 30, and 60 days after the placement of the implants in the tibia)...
May 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763339/the-v-shaped-distal-triceps-tendon-repair-a-comparative-biomechanical-analysis
#19
Bastian Scheiderer, Florian B Imhoff, Daichi Morikawa, Lucca Lacheta, Elifho Obopilwe, Mark P Cote, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Sebastian Siebenlist
BACKGROUND: Restoring footprint anatomy, minimizing gap formation, and maximizing the strength of distal triceps tendon repairs are essential factors for a successful healing process and return to sport. HYPOTHESIS: The novel V-shaped distal triceps tendon repair technique with unicortical button fixation closely restores footprint anatomy, provides minimal gap formation and high ultimate failure load, and minimizes iatrogenic fracture risk in acute/subacute distal triceps tendon tears...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763336/adjustable-loop-femoral-cortical-suspensory-fixation-for-patellar-tendon-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-time-zero-biomechanical-comparison-with-interference-screw-fixation
#20
Dayne T Mickelson, Thomas Lefebvre, Ken Gall, Jonathan C Riboh
BACKGROUND: Adjustable-loop cortical buttons for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts have potential advantages over interference screw fixation; however, these devices have not been benchmarked biomechanically against interference screws. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to compare the time zero biomechanical properties of commercially available, adjustable-loop cortical button and metallic interference screws for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts. It was hypothesized that no significant differences would be found in biomechanical properties between fixation techniques...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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