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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426682/automated-measurement-of-cattle-surface-temperature-and-its-correlation-with-rectal-temperature
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HongXiang Kou, YiQiang Zhao, Kang Ren, XiaoLi Chen, YongQiang Lu, Dong Wang
The body temperature of cattle varies regularly with both the reproductive cycle and disease status. Establishing an automatic method for monitoring body temperature may facilitate better management of reproduction and disease control in cattle. Here, we developed an Automatic Measurement System for Cattle's Surface Temperature (AMSCST) to measure the temperature of metatarsus by attaching a special shell designed to fit the anatomy of cattle's hind leg. Using AMSCST, the surface temperature (ST) on the metatarsus of the hind leg was successively measured during 24 hours a day with an interval of one hour in three tested seasons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407636/neuronal-regression-of-internal-leg-vibroreceptor-organs-in-a-cave-dwelling-insect-orthoptera-rhaphidophoridae-dolichopoda-araneiformis
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Johannes Strauß, Nataša Stritih
Animals' adaptations to cave habitats generally include elaboration of extraoptic senses, and in insects the receptor structures located on the legs are supposed to become more prominent in response to constant darkness. The receptors for detecting substrate vibrations are often highly sensitive scolopidial sensilla localized within the legs or the body. For troglobitic insects the evolutionary changes in vibroreceptor organs have not been studied. Since rock is an extremely unfavorable medium for vibration transmission, selection on vibration receptors may be weakened in caves, and these sensory organs may undergo regressive evolution...
April 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391517/preoperative-digital-planning-versus-postoperative-outcomes-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-using-a-calcar-guided-short-stem-frequent-valgization-can-be-avoided
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Karl Philipp Kutzner, Joachim Pfeil, Mark Predrag Kovacevic
INTRODUCTION: Modern total hip arthroplasty is largely dependent on the successful preservation of hip geometry. Thus, a successful implementation of the preoperative planning is of great importance. The present study evaluates the accuracy of anatomic hip reconstruction predicted by 2D digital planning using a calcar-guided short stem of the newest generation. METHODS: A calcar-guided short stem was implanted in 109 patients in combination with a cementless cup using the modified anterolateral approach...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385931/total-hip-arthroplasty-using-a-monobloc-cementless-femoral-stem-for-patients-with-childhood-perthes-disease
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K H Lee, W-L Jo, Y C Ha, Y K Lee, S B Goodman, K H Koo
AIMS: Modular or custom-made femoral components have been preferred for total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with a history of Perthes' disease because of the distortion in the anatomy of the proximal femur. However, it has not been established whether a monobloc cementless stem will fit the distorted proximal femur or whether the results of the procedure are satisfactory in this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 68 consecutive patients who had undergone THA for childhood Perthes' disease between June 2003 and December 2008...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382374/proximal-peroneus-longus-tear-rare-case-in-a-teenage-athlete-and-review-of-the-literature
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Matthew Winfeld, Nancy Chauvin
We present the case of a 15-year-old teenager who sustained an ankle inversion injury while playing American football, which yielded only minimal pain, but also foot numbness and a lateral leg bulge. Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation revealed a proximal peroneal tear. These rare injuries are often associated with compartment syndrome, a surgical emergency, which was ultimately excluded clinically in this patient. Relevant anatomy, mechanism of injury, and clinical manifestations are discussed.
April 5, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377475/diagnosis-imaging-and-clinical-management-of-aortic-coarctation
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Elles J Dijkema, Tim Leiner, Heynric B Grotenhuis
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well-known congenital heart disease (CHD), which is often associated with several other cardiac and vascular anomalies, such as bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and aortic arch hypoplasia. Despite echocardiographic screening, prenatal diagnosis of CoA remains difficult. Most patients with CoA present in infancy with absent, delayed or reduced femoral pulses, a supine arm-leg blood pressure gradient (>20 mm Hg), or a murmur due to rapid blood flow across the CoA or associated lesions (BAV)...
April 4, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367689/operative-anatomy-of-the-medial-gastrocnemius-recession-vs-the-proximal-medial-gastrocnemius-recession
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Nathan Kaplan, Xavier Fowler, Noorullah Maqsoodi, Benedict DiGiovanni, Irvin Oh
BACKGROUND: Isolated gastrocnemius contracture (IGC) is associated with various foot and ankle pathologies. To address the problem of IGC, a number of gastrocnemius lengthening procedures have been described. Although proximal medial gastrocnemius recession (PMGR) has shown to be an effective operative treatment for IGC, it poses risks to various anatomic structures around the knee joint and requires the patient to be positioned prone. As an alternative, we proposed to release the medial gastrocnemius at the division between the proximal one-third and distal two-thirds of the gastrocnemius muscle to correct equinus contracture, while minimizing risk to other structures...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362584/automated-anatomy-based-tracking-of-systemic-arteries-in-arbitrary-field-of-view-cta-scans
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Alexey Novikov, David Major, Maria Wimmer, Gert Sluiter, Katja Buhler
We propose an automated pipeline for vessel centerline extraction in 3D computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans with arbitrary fields of view. The principal steps of the pipeline are body part detection, candidate seed selection, segment tracking, which includes centerline extraction, and vessel tree growing. The final tree-growing step can be instantiated in either a semi- or fully-automated fashion. The fully-automated initialization is carried out using a vessel position regression algorithm. Both semi- and fully-automated methods were evaluated on 30 CTA scans comprising neck, abdominal and leg arteries in multiple fields of view...
March 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352602/peroneal-flap-clinical-application-and-cadaveric-study
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Yooseok Ha, Kwan Koo Yeo, Yibo Piao, Sang-Ha Oh
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to investigate the anatomy of the peroneal artery and its perforators, and to report the clinical results of reconstruction with peroneal artery perforator flaps. METHODS: The authors dissected 4 cadaver legs and investigated the distribution, course, origin, number, type, and length of the perforators. Peroneal artery perforator flap surgery was performed on 29 patients. RESULTS: We identified 19 perforators in 4 legs...
March 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330796/chronic-low-back-pain-after-lumbosacral-fracture-due-to-sagittal-and-frontal-vertebral-imbalance
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L Boyoud-Garnier, M Boudissa, S Ruatti, G Kerschbaumer, P Grobost, J Tonetti
PROBLEM AND HYPOTHESIS: Over time, some patients with unilateral or bilateral lumbosacral injuries experience chronic low back pain. We studied the sagittal and frontal balance in a population with these injuries to determine whether mismatch in the pelvic and lumbar angles are associated with chronic low back pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with posterior pelvic ring fractures (Tile C1, C2, C3 and A3.3) that had healed were included. Foreign patients and those with an associated spinal or acetabular fracture or nonunion were excluded...
March 19, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328589/cervical-retrograde-spinal-cord-stimulation-lead-placement-to-treat-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-a-case-report
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Noud van Helmond, Caroline N Kardaszewski, Kenneth B Chapman
Spinal cord stimulation is an effective treatment modality for refractory neuropathic pain conditions, but the placement of leads can be challenging due to unforeseen anatomical variations. We used a retrograde C7-T1 approach to place a lead at the bottom of T8 in a patient suffering from failed back surgery syndrome. We were able to achieve adequate stimulation in her lower back and legs, which resulted in significant reduction in pain intensity during the spinal cord stimulation trial. Cervical retrograde placement of leads may represent an alternative method for successful placement of percutaneous leads in patients with abnormal anatomy due to thoracic postsurgical changes...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320887/hip-region-muscular-dystrophy-and-emergence-of-motor-deficits-in-dysferlin-deficient-bla-j-mice
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Nadia Nagy, Randal J Nonneman, Telmo Llanga, Catherine F Dial, Natallia V Riddick, Tom Hampton, Sheryl S Moy, Kimmo K Lehtimäki, Toni Ahtoniemi, Jukka Puoliväli, Hillarie Windish, Douglas Albrecht, Isabelle Richard, Matthew L Hirsch
The identification of a dysferlin-deficient animal model that accurately displays both the physiological and behavior aspects of human dysferlinopathy is critical for the evaluation of potential therapeutics. Disease progression in dysferlin-deficient mice is relatively mild, compared to the debilitating human disease which manifests in impairment of particular motor functions. Since there are no other known models of dysferlinopathy in other species, locomotor proficiency and muscular anatomy through MRI (both lower leg and hip region) were evaluated in dysferlin-deficient B6...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297175/pelvic-breadth-and-locomotor-kinematics-in-human-evolution
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Laura Tobias Gruss, Richard Gruss, Daniel Schmitt
A broad pelvis is characteristic of most, if not all, pre-modern hominins. In at least some early australopithecines, most notably the female Australopithecus afarensis specimen known as "Lucy," it is very broad and coupled with very short lower limbs. In 1991, Rak suggested that Lucy's pelvic anatomy improved locomotor efficiency by increasing stride length through rotation of the wide pelvis in the axial plane. Compared to lengthening strides by increasing flexion and extension at the hips, this mechanism could avoid potentially costly excessive vertical oscillations of the body's center of mass (COM)...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297062/description-and-early-outcomes-of-the-hybrid-graft-for-dialysis
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Luis F Gomez, Eric K Peden
INTRODUCTION: Long-term dialysis access has become more challenging as patient survival has improved in end-stage renal disease. The GORE® Hybrid Vascular Graft (GHVG) has been designed to improve dialysis access outcomes and provide additional access options for challenging patients. In this article, we will review the design of the graft, unique properties and reported outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed data available at our institution and performed a Pubmed search on GORE® Hybrid Vascular graft...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296272/ergonomic-analysis-of-the-surgical-position-in-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Vijay R Ramakrishnan, Benjamin M Milam
BACKGROUND: Ergonomics is the methodologic study of people's efficiency in their work environment and is based on anatomy, physiology, psychology, and engineering. Although highly studied in other work environments, little attention has been paid to surgeons until the landmark survey by Park et al in 2010. Many unique aspects of endoscopic surgery amplify task-related physical discomfort, and, because of these issues, we aimed to study the physical fatigue effects of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) performed in the standing and sitting positions...
March 15, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262467/quantitative-assessment-of-peroneal-artery-pressure-at-the-ankle-with-noninvasive-vascular-testing
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Whitney Ellis-McConnell, Amanda Taylor, Patrick Kelly, Andrew J Meyr
Although the foot and ankle derives its arterial supply from a combination of the anterior tibial artery (ATA), posterior tibial artery (PTA), and peroneal artery (PA), the focus of clinical examination techniques and noninvasive vascular testing is primarily on the ATA and PTA and not on the PA. The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating an assessment of the PA into a noninvasive vascular testing protocol and to collect normative data of pressure measurements of the PA at the ankle...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248287/basal-paravian-functional-anatomy-illuminated-by-high-detail-body-outline
#17
Xiaoli Wang, Michael Pittman, Xiaoting Zheng, Thomas G Kaye, Amanda R Falk, Scott A Hartman, Xing Xu
Body shape is a fundamental expression of organismal biology, but its quantitative reconstruction in fossil vertebrates is rare. Due to the absence of fossilized soft tissue evidence, the functional consequences of basal paravian body shape and its implications for the origins of avians and flight are not yet fully understood. Here we reconstruct the quantitative body outline of a fossil paravian Anchiornis based on high-definition images of soft tissues revealed by laser-stimulated fluorescence. This body outline confirms patagia-bearing arms, drumstick-shaped legs and a slender tail, features that were probably widespread among paravians...
March 1, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198793/proximity-and-risks-of-the-anterior-neurovascular-and-tendinous-anatomy-of-the-distal-leg-relative-to-anteriorly-applied-distal-locking-screws-for-tibia-nailing-a-plea-for-open-insertion
#18
Phillip M Mitchell, Cory A Collinge, Eric Barcak, Edward Perez, Kostas Triantafillou
PURPOSE: To determine the proximity and potential risks to distal leg anatomy from anterior to posteriorly (A-P) applied distal tibia locking screws for tibial nailing. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: ACS level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive adult patients undergoing computed tomograms with intravenous contrast (CTAs) on uninjured legs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Simulated 5 mm distal interlocking screws placed in the A-P axis of an ideally placed tibial nail at 10 mm increments from the tibial plafond (10 to 40mm) were studied in relation to the distal leg's anterior anatomy...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194353/labia-majora-share
#19
Hanjing Lee, Yan Lin Yap, Jeffrey Jen Hui Low, Jane Lim
Defects involving specialised areas with characteristic anatomical features, such as the nipple, upper eyelid, and lip, benefit greatly from the use of sharing procedures. The vulva, a complex 3-dimensional structure, can also be reconstructed through a sharing procedure drawing upon the contralateral vulva. In this report, we present the interesting case of a patient with chronic, massive, localised lymphedema of her left labia majora that was resected in 2011. Five years later, she presented with squamous cell carcinoma over the left vulva region, which is rarely associated with chronic lymphedema...
January 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193637/jumping-performance-of-flea-hoppers-and-other-mirid-bugs-hemiptera-miridae
#20
M Burrows, M Dorosenko
The order Hemiptera includes jumping insects with the fastest take-off velocities, all generated by catapult mechanisms. It also contains the large family Miridae or plant bugs. Here we analysed the jumping strategies and mechanisms of six mirid species from high speed videos and from the anatomy of their propulsive legs and conclude that they use a different mechanism in which jumps are powered by the direct contractions of muscles. Three strategies were identified. First, jumping was propelled only by movements of the middle and hind legs which were respectively 140% and 190% longer than the front legs...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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