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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919119/-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-talus-a-critical-review
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J Bruns, C R Habermann, J P Petersen
The etiology remains unclear. Mechanical factors seem to play an important role. Most histologies report clefts between the cartilage and bone and necrotic areas. Several classifications have been published based on observations from imaging techniques or on intraoperative findings. Clinical symptoms are unspecific. Imaging techniques are of great importance: X-rays of the ankle joint enable a quick diagnostic overview. MRT is the imaging-technique of choice for diagnosing OCDT-lesions. Regarding treatment, a tremendous number of retrospective publications exist...
April 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918313/a-comparison-of-the-mechanical-measures-used-for-assessing-orthodontic-mini-implant-stability
#2
Yara K Hosein, S Jeffrey Dixon, Amin S Rizkalla, Ali Tassi
PURPOSE: Mechanical loosening remains a common complication associated with mini-implant failure. The purpose of this study was to compare common mechanical measures of mini-implant stability to determine their association and reliability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety self-drilling orthodontic mini-implants from 6 manufacturers were inserted into artificial bone blocks. Insertion torques (ITs) and Periotest values (PVs) were measured. Subsequently, mini-implants underwent pull-out testing for measures of pull-out load (POL) and screw displacement (ScrD)...
December 1, 2016: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914777/polonium-210-accumulates-in-a-lake-receiving-coal-mine-discharges-anthropogenic-or-natural
#3
A W Nelson, E S Eitrheim, A W Knight, D May, M D Wichman, T Z Forbes, M K Schultz
Coal is an integral part of global energy production; however, coal mining is associated with numerous environmental health impacts. It is well documented that coal-mine waste can contaminate the environment with naturally-occurring radionuclides from the uranium-238 ((238)U) decay series. However, the behavior of the final radionuclide in the (238)U-series, i.e., polonium-210 ((210)Po) arising from coal-mine waste-water discharge is largely unexplored. Here, results of a year-long (2014-2015) field study, in which the concentrations of (210)Po in sediments and surface water of a lake that receives coal-mine waste-water discharge in West Virginia are presented...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913339/a-parametric-study-for-the-design-of-an-optimized-ultrasonic-percussive-planetary-drill-tool
#4
Xuan Li, Patrick Harkness, Kevin Worrall, Ryan Timoney, Margaret Lucas
Traditional rotary drilling for planetary rock sampling, in-situ analysis and sample return, is challenging because the axial force and holding torque requirements are not necessarily compatible with lightweight spacecraft architectures in low-gravity environments. This article seeks to optimize an ultrasonic-percussive drill tool to achieve rock penetration with lower reacted force requirements, with a strategic view towards building an Ultrasonic Planetary Core Drill (UPCD) device. The UPCD is a descendant of the Ultrasonic/Sonic Driller/Corer (USDC) technique...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913176/rotary-ultrasonic-bone-drilling-improved-pullout-strength-and-reduced-damage
#5
Vishal Gupta, Pulak M Pandey, Vadim V Silberschmidt
Bone drilling is one of the most common operations used to repair fractured parts of bones. During a bone drilling process, microcracks are generated on the inner surface of the drilled holes that can detrimentally affect osteosynthesis and healing. This study focuses on the investigation of microcracks and pullout strength of cortical-bone screws in drilled holes. It compares conventional surgical bone drilling (CSBD) with rotary ultrasonic bone drilling (RUBD), a novel approach employing ultrasonic vibration with a diamond-coated hollow tool...
November 29, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911234/ventriculostomy-associated-hemorrhage-a-risk-assessment-by-radiographic-simulation
#6
Faith C Robertson, Muhammad M Abd-El-Barr, Srinivasan Mukundan, William B Gormley
OBJECTIVE Ventriculostomy entry sites are commonly selected by freehand estimation of Kocher's point or approximations from skull landmarks and a trajectory toward the ipsilateral frontal horn of the lateral ventricles. A recognized ventriculostomy complication is intracranial hemorrhage from cortical vessel damage; reported rates range from 1% to 41%. In this report, the authors assess hemorrhagic risk by simulating traditional ventriculostomy trajectories and using CT angiography (CTA) with venography (CTV) data to identify potential complications, specifically from cortical draining veins...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910205/neurosurgical-robotic-arm-drilling-navigation-system
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Chung-Chih Lin, Hsin-Cheng Lin, Wen-Yo Lee, Shih-Tseng Lee, Chieh-Tsai Wu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to develop a neurosurgical robotic arm drilling navigation system that provides assistance throughout the complete bone drilling process. METHODS: The system comprised neurosurgical robotic arm navigation combining robotic and surgical navigation, 3D medical imaging based surgical planning that could identify lesion location and plan the surgical path on 3D images, and automatic bone drilling control that would stop drilling when the bone was to be drilled-through...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909681/double-bundle-all-inside-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-technique-using-2%C3%A2-separate-autologous-grafts
#8
Roy A G Hoogeslag, Bart W Oudelaar, Rianne Huis In't Veld, Reinoud W Brouwer
In a double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, several surgical techniques are available. Compared with other techniques, the advantages of the all-inside technique and cortical suspension devices with variable loop length are that shorter grafts can be used, tendons can be quadrupled, and a double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction can be performed with autologous grafts. Furthermore, the all-inside technique provides independent outside-in socket reaming and is soft tissue, cortex, and bone sparing because no full diameter tunnels but sockets are created with a small diameter guide pin, which can transform into a retrograde drill...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906357/antiresonant-reflecting-guidance-mechanism-in-hollow-core-fiber-for-gas-pressure-sensing
#9
Maoxiang Hou, Feng Zhu, Ying Wang, Yiping Wang, Changrui Liao, Shen Liu, Peixiang Lu
A gas pressure sensor based on an antiresonant reflecting guidance mechanism in a hollow-core fiber (HCF) with an open microchannel is experimentally demonstrated for gas pressure sensing. The microchannel was created on the ring cladding of the HCF by femtosecond laser drilling to provide an air-core pressure equivalent to the external environment. The HCF cladding functions as an antiresonant reflecting waveguide, which induces sharp periodic lossy dips in the transmission spectrum. The proposed sensor exhibits a high pressure sensitivity of 3...
November 28, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905453/speedy-antarctic-drills-start-hunt-for-earth-s-oldest-ice
#10
Quirin Schiermeier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904222/functional-and-computed-tomography-correlation-of-femoral-and-tibial-tunnels-in-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-use-of-accessory-anteromedial-portal
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Naveen Joseph Mathai, Rajkumar S Amaravathi, K V Pavan, Padmanabhan Sekaran, Gaurav Sharma, Belliappa Codanda
BACKGROUND: An accessory anteromedial portal (AAMP) has been shown to be effective in placing an anatomically ideal femoral tunnel. It is well known that this is due to the independent femoral drilling which is possible with the AAMP. However very little is known regarding the significance of this reconstruction technique in influencing the functional outcomes of anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). This study documents the influence of tibial and femoral tunnel positions on functional outcomes of anatomic ACLR using the AAMP...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904216/scapholunate-ligament-reconstruction-using-the-palmaris-longus-tendon-and-suture-anchor-fixation-in-chronic-scapholunate-instability
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Maulik Jagdish Gandhi, Timothy Paul Knight, Peter John Ratcliffe
BACKGROUND: Multiple reconstruction techniques have been described in the management of chronic scapholunate (SL) instability, either based on the capsulodesis or tenodesis principle. It is uncertain which surgical method produces the best patient outcomes. We describe results of a technique using palmaris longus (PL) tendon for surgical reconstruction of the SL ligament and provide functional outcomes scores. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surgically reconstructed the SL ligament using a PL tendon graft secured with Mitek(®) bone anchors...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904087/push-out-bond-strength-of-a-new-post-system-after-various-post-space-treatments
#13
Melek Akman, Ayçe Unverdi Eldeniz, Selen Ince, Mehmet Burak Guneser
To assess the effect of post-space treatment with chelating agents on the push-out bond-strength of a glass fiber post-system. Fortyeight human teeth were decoronated. The roots were prepared to size 40 and obturated. The post-spaces were prepared with PeesoReamer drills. The post-spaces were irrigated with (i) NaOCl and EDTA with chlorhexidine (QMix), (ii) NaOCl and EDTA, (iii) NaOCl and Citric acid, (iv) NaOCl and saline as a control group. i-TFC glass fiber posts were then luted with i-TFC bond system. The samples were horizontally sectioned...
2016: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902289/polymorphobacter-glacialis-sp-nov-isolated-from-ice-core%C3%AF-china
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Tingting Xing, Yongqin Liu, Baiqing Xu, Ninglian Wang, Keshao Liu, Liang Shen, Zhengquan Gu, Bixi Guo, Hongcan Liu, Yuguang Zhou
A Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, B555-2T was isolated from an ice core drilled from Muztagh Glacier on the Tibetan Plateau, China. According to phylogenetic analysis with 16S rRNA ribosomal gene sequences, the novel strain was most closely related to Polymorphobacter fuscus D40PT and Polymorphobacter multimanifer 262-7T with 98.4% and 96.9% similarity, respectively. It grew optimally at pH 7 and 15 °C with 0.6% NaCl (m/v). Carotenoid was detected from the cells. Major polar lipids were phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, diphosphatidylglycerol, sphingoglycolipid, phophatidylmonomethy lethanolamine, phophatidulcholine, unidentified phospholipid and 5 unidentified lipids...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902270/aureimonas-glaciei-sp-nov-isolated-from-ice-core-china
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Bixi Guo, Yongqin Liu, Zhengquan Gu, Liang Shen, Keshao Liu, Tingting Xing, Ninglian Wang, Hongcan Liu, Yuguang Zhou, Jiule Li
A bacterial strain, B5-2T, was isolated from an ice core drilled from Muztagh Glacier, China. Strain B5-2T was a Gram-stain-negative, short rod-shaped, motile by polar flagella, aerobic bacterium. The major fatty acids of strain B5-2T were summed feature 8 (C18:1ω7c and/or C18:1ω6c) and iso-C13:0. The G+C content of the DNA from strain B5-2T was 69.3 mol%. The predominant isoprenoid quinone of strain B5-2T was Q-10. The major polar lipids were phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine (PME), phosphatidyldimethylethanolamine (PDE), phosphatidylcholine (PC), unidentified phospholipid (AL) and sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol (SQDG)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901341/the-efficacy-and-characteristics-of-warm-up-and-re-warm-up-practices-in-soccer-players-a-systematic-review
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Amri Hammami, James Zois, Maamer Slimani, Mark Russel, Ezdine Bouhlel
INTRODUCTION: This review aimed (i) to evaluate the current research that examines the efficacy of warm-up (WU) and re-warm-up (RWU) on physical performance, and (ii) to highlight the WU and RWU characteristics that optimise subsequent performance in soccer players. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A computerized search was performed in the PubMed, ScienceDirect and Google Scholar (from 1995 to December 2015) for English-language, peer- reviewed investigations using the terms "soccer" OR "football" AND "warm-up" OR "stretching" OR "post-activation potentiation" OR "pre-activity" OR "re-warm-up" AND "performance" OR "jump" OR "sprint" OR "running"...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901228/effect-of-vertical-placement-angle-on-the-insertion-torque-of-mini-implants-in-human-alveolar-bone
#17
Rafael Ribeiro Maya, Célia Regina Maio Pinzan-Vercelino, Julio de Araujo Gurgel
Objective: The aim of the present ex-vivo study was to evaluate the effect of the vertical placement angle of mini-implants on primary stability by analyzing maximum insertion torque (MIT). Methods: Mini-implants were placed in 30 human cadavers, inserted at either a 90° or 60° angle to the buccal surface of the maxillary first molar. Out of 60 self-drilling mini-implants used, half were of the cylindrical type and half were of the conical type. Primary stability was assessed by means of measuring the MIT...
September 2016: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900541/tendon-transfer-to-unossified-bone-in-a-porcine-model-potential-implications-for-early-tibialis-anterior-tendon-transfers-in-children-with-clubfeet
#18
Matthew A Halanski, Sam Abrams, Rachel Lenhart, Ellen Leiferman, Teresa Kaiser, Emily Pierce, Rachel Rebekah Franklin, Dayton Opel, Kenneth J Noonan, Thomas D Crenshaw
PURPOSE: Tibialis anterior tendon transfers (TATT) are commonly performed in young children following Ponseti casting for clubfeet. The classic TATT involves advancing the tendon through a hole drilled in the ossified cuneiform. The aim of this study was to determine if tendons transferred through unossified bones have untoward effects on subsequent bone development. METHOD: Twenty-five piglets underwent one of five surgical procedures. An 18-gauge needle was then used to place a tunnel through the bony or cartilaginous portion of the calcaneus (through direct visualization) and isolated slips of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) were placed through the tunnels, as determined by surgical procedure...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900248/treatment-of-cystic-lesion-of-mandible-using-combination-of-modified-bone-granules-and-calcium-phosphate-bone-cement-a-preliminary-report
#19
Richik Tripathi, Fahad M Samadi, Sanjeev Kumar
AIMS: This study was conducted to evaluate healing of bony cavity in mandible following enucleation of cystic lesion by obliterating the cavity using modified natural bone granules (G Graft) and calcium phosphate bone cement (G Bone). MATERIALS AND METHOD: In this technique, after enucleation of cystic lesion, peripheral ostectomy using No. 702 fissure bur and perforation of the inferior cortex using 1.5 mm drill bits were performed. Modified hydroxyapatite granules were used to fill the defect while calcium hydroxide bone cement was used to seal the cavity opening...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898900/effects-of-stocking-rate-forage-management-and-grazing-management-on-performance-and-economics-of-cow-calf-production-in-southwest-arkansas
#20
P A Beck, C B Stewart, M B Sims, M S Gadberry, J A Jennings
The objective this research was to determine the effect of application of multiple grazing management practices at 2 stocking rates (SR) on the productivity and economics of the cow-calf enterprise in the Southeastern United States over a 4-yr period. Pasture management systems included: continuous grazing management at a moderate SR (0.8 ha/cow; CG) without additional forage management, rotational grazing management at a moderate SR (0.8 ha/cow (MR) with addition of stockpiled bermudagrass [ (L.) Pers.] and complementary cool season annuals, and rotational grazing management similar to MR but with a high SR (0...
September 2016: Journal of Animal Science
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