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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227063/diorama-enhances-efficiency-of-a-mass-casualty-incident-system-and-experimentation
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Aura Ganz, James M Schafer, Zhuorui Yang, Jun Yi, Gregory Ciottone, Aura Ganz, James M Schafer, Zhuorui Yang, Jun Yi, Gregory Ciottone, Zhuorui Yang, Aura Ganz, Jun Yi, Gregory Ciottone, James M Schafer
In this paper we show DIORAMA efficiency in a simulated Mass Casualty Incident drill. As shown by our results DIORAMA system has achieved orderly transport of patients from site of injury to collection point, all red before the yellow were transported (no order was obeyed in the paper drills). We also show that DIORAMA system was used by responders with very short training time and by responders that are not familiar with each other. The qualitative results show that DIORAMA system was found to be user friendly and useful in tracking patients and responders in real time...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222875/comparison-of-push-out-bond-strength-of-fiber-reinforced-composite-resin-posts-according-to-cement-thickness
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Jun-Seong Park, Jeong-Sub Lee, Jeong-Won Park, Won-Gyun Chung, Eun-Hee Choi, Yoon Lee
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Post space size and cement thickness can differ because of variations in root canal morphology, such as an oval shape, and because the entire canal space cannot be included in the post space preparation. As a result, increased cement thickness around the post may affect the bond strength between the post and the dentin. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the push-out bond strength of fiber-reinforced composite resin posts to root dentin with cement layers of varying thickness...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222531/physical-exercise-with-music-maintains-activities-of-daily-living-in-patients-with-dementia-mihama-kiho-project-part-21
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Masayuki Satoh, Jun-Ichi Ogawa, Tomoko Tokita, Noriko Nakaguchi, Koji Nakao, Hirotaka Kida, Hidekazu Tomimoto
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that combined non-pharmacological interventions are more beneficial than single interventions for primary and secondary prevention of dementia. We previously reported enhanced effects of physical exercise with music (ExM) on cognitive function in normal elderly people compared to exercise alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify if ExM improves cognitive function and activities of daily living (ADLs) in dementia patients over cognitive stimulation (CS)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220696/unconventional-oil-and-gas-spills-risks-mitigation-priorities-and-state-reporting-requirements
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Lauren A Patterson, Katherine E Konschnik, Hannah Wiseman, Joseph Fargione, Kelly O Maloney, Joseph Kiesecker, Jean-Philippe Nicot, Sharon Baruch-Mordo, Sally Entrekin, Anne Trainor, James E Saiers
Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 to 2014 at 31 481 UOG wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. We found 2-16% of wells reported a spill each year. Median spill volumes ranged from 0.5 m(3) in Pennsylvania to 4.9 m(3) in New Mexico; the largest spills exceeded 100 m(3). Seventy-five to 94% of spills occurred within the first three years of well life when wells were drilled, completed, and had their largest production volumes...
February 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220112/predominance-of-viable-spore-forming-piezophilic-bacteria-in-high-pressure-enrichment-cultures-from-1-5-to-2-4-km-deep-coal-bearing-sediments-below-the-ocean-floor
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Jiasong Fang, Chiaki Kato, Gabriella M Runko, Yuichi Nogi, Tomoyuki Hori, Jiangtao Li, Yuki Morono, Fumio Inagaki
Phylogenetically diverse microorganisms have been observed in marine subsurface sediments down to ~2.5 km below the seafloor (kmbsf). However, very little is known about the pressure-adapted and/or pressure-loving microorganisms, the so called piezophiles, in the deep subseafloor biosphere, despite that pressure directly affects microbial physiology, metabolism, and biogeochemical processes of carbon and other elements in situ. In this study, we studied taxonomic compositions of microbial communities in high-pressure incubated sediment, obtained during the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 337 off the Shimokita Peninsula, Japan...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218866/improvement-in-the-initial-isq-through-use-of-a-modified-surgical-technique
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Rosa-Maria Diaz-Sanchez, Jose-Maria Delgado-Muñoz, Pilar Hita-Iglesias, Kyle T Pullen, Maria-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Daniel Torres-Lagares
To ensure that similar primary implant stability measured by resonance frequency analysis (RFA) could be obtained in different jawbone densities by using a specific surgical drilling protocol and, to correlate those RFA measurements with factors related to the implant design, width and length, we are performed a one-year prospective clinical study was carried out using 27 subjects. A total of 67 hydrophilic titanium implants were placed using a standard two-stage implant placement protocol. The bone type at each implant site was determined by evaluation of a preoperative, high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210096/interactive-data-exploration-with-smart-drill-down
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Manas Joglekar, Hector Garcia-Molina, Aditya Parameswaran
We present smart drill-down, an operator for interactively exploring a relational table to discover and summarize "interesting" groups of tuples. Each group of tuples is described by a rule. For instance, the rule (a, b, ⋆, 1000) tells us that there are a thousand tuples with value a in the first column and b in the second column (and any value in the third column). Smart drill-down presents an analyst with a list of rules that together describe interesting aspects of the table. The analyst can tailor the definition of interesting, and can interactively apply smart drill-down on an existing rule to explore that part of the table...
May 2016: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208497/universality-and-asymptotic-scaling-in-drilling-percolation
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Peter Grassberger
We present simulations of a three-dimensional percolation model studied recently by K. J. Schrenk et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 055701 (2016)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.116.055701], obtained with a new and more efficient algorithm. They confirm most of their results in spite of larger systems and higher statistics used in the present Rapid Communication, but we also find indications that the results do not yet represent the true asymptotic behavior. The model is obtained by replacing the isotropic holes in ordinary Bernoulli percolation by randomly placed and oriented cylinders, with the constraint that the cylinders are parallel to one of the three coordinate axes...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208132/an-outbreak-of-acute-hepatitis-caused-by-genotype-ib-hepatitis-a-viruses-contaminating-the-water-supply-in-thailand
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Kriangsak Ruchusatsawat, Jongkonnee Wongpiyabovorn, Chonthicha Kawidam, Laddawan Thiemsing, Somchai Sangkitporn, Sayaka Yoshizaki, Masashi Tatsumi, Naokazu Takeda, Koji Ishii
BACKGROUND: In 2000, an outbreak of acute hepatitis A was reported in a province adjacent to Bangkok, Thailand. AIMS: To investigate the cause of the 2000 hepatitis A outbreaks in Thailand using molecular epidemiological analysis. METHODS: Serum and stool specimens were collected from patients who were clinically diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis. Water samples from drinking water and deep-drilled wells were also collected. These specimens were subjected to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and sequencing of the VP1/2A region of the hepatitis A virus (HAV) genome...
February 17, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207597/implant-anchorage-in-the-nasopalatine-canal-for-the-rehabilitation-of-severely-atrophic-maxilla
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Pâmela Leticia Dos Santos, Gustavo Henrique Souza Silva, Raquel Damazia da Silva, Fernanda Rayssa Da Silva Pereira, Jéssica Lemos Gulinelli
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the clinical case of implant placement in the nasopalatine canal as an aid for atrophic maxilla rehabilitation. CASE REPORT: The surgical procedure was carried out in 2 stages, the first part consisted of a surgery to lift the maxillary sinus membrane associated with the xenogeneic bone placement and the second part consisted of the surgery for the implants placement, both under local anesthesia. A number of seven osseointegrated implants were placed in the maxilla, one was anchored in the nasopalatine canal region after having its neurovascular content emptied by means of the use of drill threads of the implant system...
February 14, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207578/the-impact-of-a-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-on-the-middle-ear-transfer-function
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David Pazen, Andreas Anagiotos, Maike Nünning, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Magdalene Ortmann, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: As a treatment for partial deafness with residual hearing in the lower frequency range, the combined acoustic and electric stimulation of the cochlea has become widespread. Acoustic stimulation is provided by a hearing aid's airborne sound and the electric stimulation by a cochlear implant electrode array, which may be inserted through the round window or a cochleostomy. To take advantage of that concept, it is essential to preserve residual hearing after surgery. Therefore, the intracochlear electrode array should not compromise the middle ear vibration transmission...
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207242/surface-casing-pressure-as-an-indicator-of-well-integrity-loss-and-stray-gas-migration-in-the-wattenberg-field-colorado
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Greg Lackey, Harihar Rajaram, Owen A Sherwood, Troy L Burke, Joseph N Ryan
The risk of environmental contamination by oil and gas wells depends strongly on the frequency with which they lose integrity. Wells with compromised integrity typically exhibit pressure in their outermost annulus (surface casing pressure, SfCP) due to gas accumulation. SfCP is an easily measured but poorly documented gauge of well integrity. Here, we analyze SfCP data from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission database to evaluate the frequency of well integrity loss in the Wattenberg Test Zone (WTZ), within the Wattenberg Field, Colorado...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205482/trans-metacarpal-screw-fixation-for-extra-articular-proximal-phalangeal-base-fractures
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Eichi Itadera, Takahiro Yamazaki
We developed a new internal fixation method for extra-articular fractures at the base of the proximal phalanx using a headless compression screw to achieve rigid fracture fixation through a relatively easy technique. With the metacarpophalangeal joint of the involved finger flexed, a smooth guide-pin is inserted into the intramedullary canal of the proximal phalanx through the metacarpal head and metacarpophalangeal joint. Insertion tunnels are made over the guide-pin using a cannulated drill. Then, a headless cannulated screw is placed into the proximal phalanx...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205326/an-innovative-method-for-fragment-reattachment-after-complicated-crown-fracture
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Riccardo Tonini
: The case of a nineteen-year-old female with atypical fractures to three maxillary incisors (#11 FDI, #8 universal; #21 FDI, #9 universal and #22 FDI, #10 universal) with one showing a complicated crown fracture and pulp exposure is reported. A partial pulpotomy had been carried out immediately after trauma and the patient complained of acute pain on percussion of the left central incisor. Direct restoration with resin-based composite was carried out on the two teeth where fragments were not available (tooth #8 and #10) and root canal treatment with reattachment of fragments and fiber post was carried out on the third (tooth #9)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197759/minimally-invasive-multi-port-approach-to-the-lateral-skull-base-a-first-in-vitro-evaluation
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Igor Stenin, Stefan Hansen, M Nau-Hermes, W El-Hakimi, M Becker, J Bredemann, J Kristin, T Klenzner, J Schipper
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to validate a minimally invasive, multi-port approach to the internal auditory canal at the lateral skull base on a cadaver specimen. METHODS: Fiducials and a custom baseplate were fixed on a cadaver skull, and a computed tomography image was acquired. Three trajectories from the mastoid surface to the internal auditory canal were computed with a custom planning tool. A self-developed positioning system with a drill guide was attached to the baseplate...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196000/population-statistics-approach-for-safety-assessment-in-robotic-cochlear-implantation
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Tom Williamson, Kate Gavaghan, Nicolas Gerber, Stefan Weder, Lukas Anschuetz, Franca Wagner, Christian Weisstanner, Georgios Mantokoudis, Marco Caversaccio, Stefan Weber
HYPOTHESIS: Descriptive statistics with respect to patient anatomy and image guidance accuracy can be used to assess the effectiveness of any system for minimally invasive cochlear implantation, on both an individual patient and wider population level. BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cochlear implantation involves the drilling of a tunnel from the surface of the mastoid to cochlea, with the trajectory passing through the facial recess. The facial recess anatomy constrains the drilling path and places prohibitive accuracy requirements on the used system...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192269/anterior-transposition-of-anomalous-tortuous-vertebral-artery-causing-cervical-radiculopathy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-literature
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Doris D Wang, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Stephen T Magill, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Cervical radiculopathy secondary to compression from vertebral artery (VA) tortuosity is a rare entity. OBJECTIVE: To describe successful transposition of tortuous VA loops causing cervical radiculopathy through an anterolateral approach. METHODS: Two patients with cervical radiculopathy (first case at C5-6 and second case at C3-4) secondary to anomalous VA loop compression underwent anterolateral approaches to the cervical spine for decompression and VA transposition...
February 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186873/pre-operative-simulation-of-periacetabular-osteotomy-via-a-three-dimensional-model-constructed-from-salt
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Kensuke Fukushima, Naonobu Takahira, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Moriya, Masashi Takaso
INTRODUCTION: Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is an effective joint-preserving procedure for young adults with developmental dysplasia of the hip. Although PAO provides excellent radiographic and clinical results, it is a technically demanding procedure with a distinct learning curve that requires careful 3D planning and, above all, has a number of potential complications. We therefore developed a pre-operative simulation method for PAO via creation of a new full-scale model. METHODS: The model was prepared from the patient's Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) formatted data from computed tomography (CT), for construction and assembly using 3D printing technology...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185726/comparison-of-transportal-and-outside-in-techniques-for-posterolateral-femoral-tunnel-drilling-in-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-three-dimensional-ct-analysis-of-bone-tunnel-geometry
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Shunichiro Kambara, Hiroshi Nakayama, Motoi Yamaguchi, Akio Matsumoto, Ken Sasaki, Kaori Kashiwa, Tomoya Iseki, Shinichi Yoshiya
PURPOSE: To comparatively analyze the geometry of the posterolateral femoral (PL) tunnel in double-bundle ACL reconstruction between far anteromedial transportal (TP) and outside-in (OI) drilling techniques based on three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) image analysis. METHODS: Forty patients who underwent anatomic double-bundle hamstring ACL reconstruction using the TP (n: 20) or OI (n: 20) method with postoperative CT data available were included in the study...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181707/optimal-parameters-to-avoid-thermal-necrosis-during-bone-drilling-a-finite-element-analysis
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Mohamed Mediouni, Daniel R Schlatterer, Amal Khoury, Tobias von Bergen, Sunil H Shetty, Manit Arora, Amit Dhond, Neil Vaughan, Alexander Volosnikov
The drilling bone may potentially cause excessive frictional heat, which can lead to local bone necrosis. This heat generation and local necrosis has been suggested to contribute to the resorption of bone around the placed screws, ending in loss of screw purchase in the bone and inadvertent loosening and/or the bone-implant construct. In vivo studies on this subject have inherent obstacles not the least of which is controlling the variables and real time bone temperature data acquisition. Theoretical models can be generated using computer software and the inclusion of known constants for the mechanical properties of metal and bone...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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