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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926680/humeral-retroversion-in-children-with-shoulder-internal-rotation-contractures-secondary-to-upper-trunk-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Michael L Pearl, Michael Batech, Fabian van de Bunt
BACKGROUND: The most common sequela of neonatal brachial plexus palsy is an internal rotation contracture of the shoulder that impairs function and leads to skeletal deformation of the glenohumeral joint. Treatment options include release, transfers, and humeral osteotomy, all ultimately striving for better function through increased external rotation. Prior studies have shown that neonatal brachial plexus palsy alters humeral retroversion but with conflicting findings. We studied retroversion in children with internal rotation contractures from neonatal brachial plexus palsy to clarify its effect on version and surgical planning...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926579/the-influence-of-coronary-plaque-morphology-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-on-final-microvascular-function-after-stenting-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Giovanni L De Maria, Niket Patel, Mathias Wolfrum, Gregor Fahrni, George Kassimis, Italo Porto, Sam Dawkins, Robin P Choudhury, John C Forfar, Bernard D Prendergast, Keith M Channon, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Adrian P Banning
OBJECTIVES: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) provides a reproducible assessment of the status of coronary microvasculature in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) enables detailed assessment of the morphology of coronary plaque.We sought to determine the influence of the initial culprit coronary plaque anatomy within the infarct-related artery on IMR after stenting in STEMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 25 STEMI patients IMR was measured immediately before and after stent implantation...
December 6, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925684/ecological-diversification-associated-with-the-benthic-to-pelagic-transition-by-north-american-minnows
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Edward D Burress, Jordan M Holcomb, Milton Tan, Jonathan W Armbruster
Ecological opportunity is often regarded as a key factor that explains why diversity is unevenly distributed across life. Colonization of novel environments or adaptive zones may promote diversification. North American minnows exhibit an ancestral benthic to pelagic habitat shift that coincided with a burst in diversification. Here, we evaluate the phenotypic and ecological implications of this habitat shift by assessing craniofacial and dietary traits among 34 species and testing for morphology-diet covariation, convergence, and adaptive optima...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925678/two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-ultrasound-of-artificial-skin
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Ximena Wortsman, Nelson Navarrete
Wound healing may be a difficult problem, and variable types of artificial skin prototypes have been developed for supporting this process. Using ultrasound, we studied 4 cellulose-derived artificial skin prototypes and assessed their two-dimensional and three-dimensional morphology. These prototypes were identified on ultrasound both on in vitro and in vivo studies. They allowed the sonographic observation of deeper layers on different types of surfaces of the body with good definition on the in vivo examinations performed on healthy skin and cutaneous ulcers...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925440/enhancing-bioactive-properties-of-silk-fibroin-with-diatom-particles-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Thi Duy Hanh Le, Volha Liaudanskaya, Walter Bonani, Claudio Migliaresi, Antonella Motta
Many studies have highlighted the role of silicon in human bone formation and maintenance. Silicon, in fact, is considered to nucleate the precipitation of hydroxyapatite and to reduce the bone resorption. For this reason, we have combined silk fibroin with silicon releasing diatom particles, as potential material for bone tissue engineering applications. Sponges of fibroin loaded with different amounts and sizes of diatom particles were prepared by solvent casting-particulate leaching method, and their morphology, porosity and mechanical properties were evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925392/environmental-and-maternal-factors-associated-with-gross-placental-morphology-in-dairy-cattle
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M M Kamal, M Van Eetvelde, L Vandaele, G Opsomer
This article reports on a study of gross placental morphology of 282 expelled placentas from 89 primi- and 193 multiparous Holstein dams immediately after calving and examines associations with environmental factors such as typical herd features and season of calving, and maternal factors such as age at calving, level of milk yield at conception and cumulative amount of milk produced during gestation. The highest correlation between calf measurements and placental characteristics was found between the weight of the calf and the total cotyledonary surface (r = ...
December 7, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925162/facial-dysmorphism-is-influenced-by-ethnic-background-of-the-patient-and-of-the-evaluator
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Aimé Lumaka, Nele Cosemans, Aimée Lulebo Mampasi, Gerrye Mubungu, Nono Mvuama, Toni Lubala, Sebastien Mbuyi-Musanzayi, Jeroen Breckpot, Maureen Holvoet, Thomy De Ravel, Griet Van Buggenhout, Hilde Peeters, Dian Donnai, Leon Mutesa, Alain Verloes, Prosper Lukusa Tshilobo, Koenraad Devriendt
The evaluation of facial dysmorphism is a critical step toward reaching a diagnostic. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability to interpret facial morphology in African children with intellectual disability (ID). First, 10 experienced clinicians (5 from Africa and 5 from Europe) rated gestalt in 127 African non-Down Syndrome (non-DS) patients using either the score 2 for "clearly dysmorphic", 0 for "clearly non dysmorphic" or 1 for "uncertain". The inter-rater agreement was determined using kappa coefficient...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924529/alternaria-species-and-their-associated-mycotoxins
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Virginia Elena Fernández Pinto, Andrea Patriarca
The genus Alternaria includes more than 250 species. The traditional methods for identification of Alternaria species are based on morphological characteristics of the reproductive structures and sporulation patterns under controlled culture conditions. Cladistics analyses of "housekeeping genes" commonly used for other genera, failed to discriminate among the small-spored Alternaria species. The development of molecular methods achieving a better agreement with morphological differences is still needed. The production of secondary metabolites has also been used as a means of classification and identification...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924174/feasibility-study-of-computational-fluid-dynamics-simulation-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-based-on-dual-source-computed-tomography
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Jing Lu, Jie Yu, Heshui Shi
BACKGROUND: Adding functional features to morphological features offers a new method for non-invasive assessment of myocardial perfusion. This study aimed to explore technical routes of assessing the left coronary artery pressure gradient, wall shear stress distribution and blood flow velocity distribution, combining three-dimensional coronary model which was based on high resolution dual-source computed tomography (CT) with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. METHODS: Three cases of no obvious stenosis, mild stenosis and severe stenosis in left anterior descending (LAD) were enrolled...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924054/frequency-and-predictors-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-recent-small-subcortical-infarcts
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Simon Fandler, Thomas Gattringer, Sebastian Eppinger, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Daniela Pinter, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Joanna M Wardlaw, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Detailed data on the occurrence of swallowing dysfunction in patients with recent small subcortical infarcts (RSSI) in the context of cerebral small vessel disease are lacking. This prompted us to assess the frequency of and risk factors for dysphagia in RSSI patients. METHODS: We identified all inpatients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed RSSI between January 2008 and February 2013. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from our stroke database, and magnetic resonance imaging scans were reviewed for morphological changes...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923786/retinal-microvascular-network-alterations-potential-biomarkers-of-cerebrovascular-and-neural-diseases
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Delia Cabrera DeBuc, Gabor Mark Somfai, Akos Koller
Increasing evidence suggests that the conditions of retinal microvessels are indicators to a variety of cerebrovascular, neurodegenerative, psychiatric and developmental diseases. Thus, non-invasive visualization of the human retinal microcirculation offers an exceptional opportunity for the investigation of not only the retinal but also cerebral microvasculature. In this review, we show how the conditions of the retinal microvessels could be used to assess the conditions of brain microvessels because of the microvascular network of the retina and brain share in many aspects standard features in development, morphology, function and pathophysiology...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923145/aging-and-behavior-of-functional-tio2-nanoparticles-in-aqueous-environment
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Huiting Lu, Haifeng Dong, Wenhong Fan, Jinxing Zuo, Xiaomin Li
Nanoparticles are usually functionalized with various surface capping moieties in practical applications. Understand the behavior and fate of them is critical to evaluate or even predict their risk to environment. However, little attention has been denoted on this issue until now. Using three commercial TiO2 nanoparticles with different capping moieties, their aging procedures and corresponding change as well as their byproducts were systematically studied. Comprehensive microscopic and spectrometric measurements demonstrated a capping agent-dependent with the aging procedure...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922970/morphometric-analysis-of-sella-turcica-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Yasin Yasa, Ali Ocak, Ibrahim Sevki Bayrakdar, Suayip Burak Duman, Ismail Gumussoy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess morphological shape and morphometric analysis of the sella turcica using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in different planes of section (coronal and sagittal). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CBCT images of 177 subjects of which 51 males and 126 females in the age group of 11 to 73 years were included in the study population. Linear dimensions which include the length, depth, diameter, and interclinoid distance were measured and the shape of sella turcica was analyzed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922833/x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy-and-transmission-electron-microscopy-analysis-of-silver-coated-gold-nanorods-designed-for-bionanotechnology-applications
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Fumiya Watanabe, Zeid A Nima, Takumi Honda, Masatoshi Mitsuhara, Minoru Nishida, Alexandru S Biris
Multicomponent nano-agents were designed and built via a core-shell approach to enhance their surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) signals. These nano-agents had 36 nm × 12 nm gold nanorod cores coated by 4 nm thick silver shell films and a subsequent thin bifunctional thiolated polyethylene glycol (HS-PEG-COOH) layer. Ambient time-lapsed SERS signal measurements of these functionalized nanorods taken over a two-week period indicated no signal degradation, suggesting that large portions of the silver shells remained in pure metallic form...
December 6, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921171/computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-fusion-imaging-in-cholesteatoma-preoperative-assessment
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Agustín Campos, Federico Mata, Rosa Reboll, María Luisa Peris, Jorge Basterra
The purpose of this study is to describe a method for developing fusion imaging for the preoperative evaluation of cholesteatoma. In 33 patients diagnosed with cholesteatoma, a high-resolution temporal bone computed tomography (CT) scan without intravenous contrast and propeller diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed. Both studies were then sent to the BrainLAB work station, where the images were fused to obtain a morphological and color map. Intraoperative findings coincided with fusion CT-MRI imaging in all but two patients...
December 5, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921138/the-apex-of-the-aortic-arch-backshifts-with-aging
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N d'ostrevy, F D Ardellier, L Cassagnes, L Ouchchane, K Azarnoush, L Camilleri, L Sakka
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies, involving small numbers of patients, have globally assessed the curvature of the thoracic aorta but without any details concerning the location of the supra-aortic trunks. OBJECTIVES: Using CT to describe normal aortic-arch morphology and its changes with age and sex. METHODS: 344 CT scans were studied. We measured the distances from the apex to the ascending and descending aorta, the curvilinear length of the entire arch, that of the segment, including bifurcations of supra-aortic vessels, and the angle, height, and shift of the arch...
December 5, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920788/vegetative-and-adaptive-traits-predict-different-outcomes-for-restoration-using-hybrids
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Philip A Crystal, Nathanael I Lichti, Keith E Woeste, Douglass F Jacobs
Hybridization has been implicated as a driver of speciation, extinction, and invasiveness, but can also provide resistant breeding stock following epidemics. However, evaluating the appropriateness of hybrids for use in restoration programs is difficult. Past the F1 generation, the proportion of a progenitor's genome can vary widely, as can the combinations of parental genomes. Detailed genetic analysis can reveal this information, but cannot expose phenotypic alterations due to heterosis, transgressive traits, or changes in metabolism or development...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920588/appraisal-of-bleb-using-trio-of-intraocular-pressure-morphology-on-slit-lamp-and-gonioscopy
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Shreya Thatte, Rimpi Rana, Neeraj Gaur
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess bleb function using Wuerzburg bleb classification score (WBCS) for bleb morphology on slit lamp, intraocular pressure (IOP), and gonioscopy. METHODS: A total of randomly selected 30 eyes posttrabeculectomy were assessed for bleb function with the trio of bleb morphology, IOP, and gonioscopy. Bleb was assessed using the WBCS of 0-12 on slit lamp, IOP was assessed using applanation tonometry, and visualization of inner ostium and iridectomy were assessed using gonioscopy...
2016: Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919786/increasing-in-cysteine-proteinase-b-expression-and-enzymatic-activity-during-in-vitro-differentiation-of-leishmania-viannia-braziliensis-first-evidence-of-modulation-during-morphological-transition
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Cinthia Bernardes Gomes, Franklin Souza da Silva, Karen Dos Santos Charret, Bernardo Acácio Santini Pereira, Léa Cysne Finkelstein, Raquel Santos de Souza, Luzia Monteiro de Castro Côrtes, Mirian Claudia Souza Pereira, Francisco Odêncio Rodrigues de Oliveira, Carlos Roberto Alves
Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis presents adaptive protease-dependent mechanisms, as cysteine proteinases B (CPB). This work focuses on the expression of three cpb gene isoforms and CPB enzymatic activity during the parasite differentiation. Relative expression levels of LbrM.08.0810 gene was assessed, showing a higher quantity of transcripts in the logarithmic promastigotes phase than in the stationary promastigotes phase (> 1.5 times). The cbp gene tends to decrease during acid pH shock and increases when the temperature rises (> 1...
December 2, 2016: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918730/il-4-induces-the-formation-of-multinucleated-giant-cells-and-expression-of-%C3%AE-5-integrin-in-central-giant-cell-lesion
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A Aghbali, S Rafieyan, L Mohamed-Khosroshahi, B Baradaran, D Shanehbandi, M Kouhsoltani
BACKGROUND: It is now well established that IL-4 has a central role in the development of monocytes to multinucleated giant cells (MGCs) by inducing the expression of integrins on the surface of monocytes. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential role of IL-4 in induction of β5 integrin expression in the peripheral blood samples of patients with giant cell granuloma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Monocytes were isolated from peripheral blood samples of patients with central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) and healthy controls using human Monocyte Isolation Kit II...
December 6, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
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