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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724820/a-rare-case-of-cleft-number-nine-associated-with-atypical-cleft-number-two
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Shivanand Chanabasu Bubanale, Santosh B Kurbet, Linda Maria Genoveva De Piedade Sequeira
The incidence of the craniofacial cleft is rare ranging between 1.43 and 4.85/100,000 births. Tessier number nine cleft being the rarest, there are a few reports of detailed ophthalmologic examinations performed in them. In this study, 1-day-old female neonate delivered by normal vaginal delivery at term, weighing 1480 g presented with right eye dystopia, cleft extending through the lateral third of the upper eyelid, brow ending at the temporal region, conjunctival congestion, clear cornea 10 mm in diameter, normal anterior chamber, pupil 2 mm reactive to light, clear lens, and normal fundus...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723733/hering-s-law-in-congenital-ptosis-evaluation-of-the-contralateral-response-to-unilateral-congenital-ptosis-repair
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Thomas J E Clark, Wesley J Klejch, Kai Wang, Richard C Allen, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To determine the applicability and clinical relevance of Hering's law for the eyelids in cases of congenital ptosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review and digital photograph analysis of patients who underwent unilateral congenital ptosis repair at a tertiary, university-based, Oculoplastics clinic was conducted. Pre- and postoperative eyelid height (marginal reflex distance), upper eyelid symmetry, and brow position were determined using ImageJ analysis software...
July 18, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683654/efficacy-and-safety-of-multitarget-therapy-with-cyclophosphamide-and-tacrolimus-for-lupus-nephritis-a-prospective-single-arm-single-centre-open-label-pilot-study-in-japan
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R Sakai, T Kurasawa, E Nishi, T Kondo, Y Okada, A Shibata, K Nishimura, K Chino, A Okuyama, H Takei, H Nagasawa, K Amano
Background Pulsed cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofetil for lupus nephritis has limited efficacy. We previously reported a case of mixed-class IV + V lupus nephritis successfully treated with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of multitarget therapy with cyclophosphamide and tacrolimus for the treatment of lupus nephritis. Methods In a prospective, single-arm, open label pilot study, we recruited 15 patients aged 18-64 years with active lupus nephritis who met the American College of Rheumatology criteria for a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (1997)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666285/-endoscopic-browlift-via-endotine-forehead-device-in-patients-with-facial-palsy
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Laura Holtmann, Kerstin Büchsenschütz, Anja Eckstein, Anke Schlüter, Stephan Lang, Stefan Mattheis
Objective Forehead and brows form a critical aesthetic and functional subunit of the face. Chronical pPeripheral paralysis of the facial nerve or its frontal branch may cause brow ptosis and eyelid deformities with a limited field of vision and loss of facial symmetry. Techniques, especially endoscopic methods have evolved significantly. Endotine Forehead Device, an adsorbable device, is a promising tool for brow suspension. Material and Methods 9 patients underwent brow and forehead lift surgery via Endotine Forehead Device...
June 30, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665995/transcriptomes-of-six-mutants-in-the-sen1-pathway-reveal-combinatorial-control-of-transcription-termination-across-the-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-genome
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Xin Chen, Kunal Poorey, Melissa N Carver, Ulrika Müller, Stefan Bekiranov, David T Auble, David A Brow
Transcriptome studies on eukaryotic cells have revealed an unexpected abundance and diversity of noncoding RNAs synthesized by RNA polymerase II (Pol II), some of which influence the expression of protein-coding genes. Yet, much less is known about biogenesis of Pol II non-coding RNA than mRNAs. In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, initiation of non-coding transcripts by Pol II appears to be similar to that of mRNAs, but a distinct pathway is utilized for termination of most non-coding RNAs: the Sen1-dependent or "NNS" pathway...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659977/facial-mobility-after-maxilla-mandibular-advancement-in-patients-with-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-three-dimensional-study
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Laura Verzé, Francesca Antonella Bianchi, Niccolò Barla, Serena Maria Curti, Giovanni Gerbino, Guglielmo Amedeo Ramieri
Introduction. The functional results of surgery in terms of facial mobility are key elements in the treatment of patients. Little is actually known about changes in facial mobility following surgical treatment with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). Objectives. The three-dimensional (3D) methods study of basic facial movements in typical OSAS patients treated with MMA was the topic of the present research. Materials and Methods. Ten patients affected by severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) were engaged for the study...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644071/age-invariance-in-rapid-facial-affective-reactions-to-emotionally-valenced-stimuli
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Matthew R Nangle, Phoebe E Bailey, Julie D Henry, Georgina S Khlentzos, Kandice J Varcin, Alexis E Whitton
It has been suggested that an age-related positivity effect may only occur in the context of explicit information processing, but it is unclear whether this bias extends to the processing of rapid facial reactions. In addition, most studies that have looked for evidence of age-related implicit positivity have used attentional (as opposed to sensory) unawareness paradigms, or used broad-based indicators of attentional awareness that do not speak to the nature of the affective response. In the present study, younger and older adults were therefore asked to view non-facial images presented supraliminally (i...
June 23, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632885/restoring-facial-symmetry-through-non-surgical-cosmetic-procedures-after-permanent-facial-paralysis-a-case-report
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Ali Sahan, Funda Tamer
Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614150/exophytic-osteochondroma-of-the-brow
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Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Nahyoung Grace Lee
Most boney and cartilaginous lesions of the orbit and periorbital compartments are benign, grow endophytically, and are composed of dense lamellar bone (eburnated or ivory osteomas). An 87-year-old woman had a well-circumscribed, firm, round, and exophytic lesion of the brow region for at least 15 years. Excisional surgery disclosed an osteocartilaginous lesion with an enveloping pseudocapsule (periosteum/perichondrium) and a narrow stalk connecting it to the frontal bone. The periphery of the lesion displayed lamellar bone which appeared to be replacing a central cartilaginous zone...
June 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610237/a-review-of-the-taxonomy-and-osteology-of-the-i-rhombophryne-i-i-serratopalpebrosa-i-species-group-anura-microhylidae-from-madagascar-with-comments-on-the-value-of-volume-rendering-of-micro-ct-data-to-taxonomists
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Mark D Scherz, Oliver Hawlitschek, Franco Andreone, Andolalao Rakotoarison, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
Over the last three years, three new species of saw-browed diamond frogs (Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group)-a clade of cophyline microhylid frogs native to northern and eastern Madagascar-have been described. We here review the taxonomy of these frogs based on a new multi-gene phylogeny of the group, which confirms its monophyly but is insufficiently resolved to clarify most intra-group relationships. We confirm Rhombophryne guentherpetersi (Guibé, 1974) to be a member of this group, and we re-describe it based on its type series and newly collected material; the species is characterised by small superciliary spines (overlooked in its original description), as well as large tibial glands and an unusually laterally compressed pectoral girdle...
June 6, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591781/global-spinal-alignment-in-cervical-kyphotic-deformity-the-importance-of-head-position-and-thoracolumbar-alignment-in-the-compensatory-mechanism
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Jun Mizutani, Kushagra Verma, Kenji Endo, Ken Ishii, Kuniyoshi Abumi, Mitsuru Yagi, Naobumi Hosogane, Jeffrey Yang, Bobby Tay, Vedat Deviren, Christopher Ames
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have evaluated cervical kyphosis (C-kypho) using cervical curvature or chin-brow vertical angle, but the relationship between C-kypho and global spinal alignment is currently unknown. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate global spinal alignment and compensatory mechanisms in primary symptomatic C-kypho using full-spine radiography. METHODS: In this retrospective multicenter study, symptomatic primary C-kypho patients (Cerv group; n = 103) and adult thoracolumbar deformity patients (TL group; n = 119) were compared...
June 7, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582369/comparison-of-revision-rates-of-anterior-and-posterior-approach-ptosis-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-1519-cases
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Eva Chou, Jun Liu, Cathleen Seaworth, Meredith Furst, Malena M Amato, Sean M Blaydon, Vikram D Durairaj, Tanuj Nakra, John W Shore
PURPOSE: To compare revision rates for ptosis surgery between posterior-approach and anterior-approach ptosis repair techniques. METHODS: This is the retrospective, consecutive cohort study. All patients undergoing ptosis surgery at a high-volume oculofacial plastic surgery practice over a 4-year period. A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients undergoing posterior-approach and anterior-approach ptosis surgery for all etiologies of ptosis between 2011 and 2014...
June 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557646/spontaneous-blinking-kinematics-in-patients-who-have-undergone-autogeneous-fascia-frontalis-suspension
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Adriano Baccega, Denny Marcos Garcia, Antonio Augusto V Cruz
PURPOSE: To measure spontaneous blink metrics and brow motion in patients with congenital ptosis operated with frontalis slings with autogenous fascia lata. METHODS: An infrared three-dimensional video motion analyzer was employed to simultaneously measure brow motion and spontaneous blinks of 17 patients with congenital ptosis who underwent frontalis sling with autogenous fascia lata and a control group of equal number of healthy subjects. A customized software identified and quantified the amplitude and maximum velocity spontaneous blinks eyelid and brown motion during a 5-minute observation of a commercial movie...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541917/an-unobtrusive-computerized-assessment-framework-for-unilateral-peripheral-facial-paralysis
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Zhe-Xiao Guo, Guo Dan, Jianghuai Xiang, Jun Wang, Wanzhang Yang, Huijun Ding, Oliver Deussen, Yongjin Zhou
Unilateral peripheral facial paralysis (UPFP) is a form of facial nerve paralysis and clinically classified according to conditions of facial symmetry. Prompt and precise assessment is crucial to neural rehabilitation of UPFP. The prevalent House-Brackmann (HB) grading system relies on subjective judgments with significant inter-observation variation. Therefore to explore an objective method for UPFP assessment, clinical image sequences are captured using a web camera setup while 5 healthy and 27 UPFP subjects performing a group of pre-defined actions, including keeping expressionless, raising brows, closing eyes, bulging cheek and showing teeth in turn...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523052/efficacy-of-brow-suspension-with-autogenous-fascia-lata-in-simple-congenital-ptosis
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Farhan Ali, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel, Zaheer Ud Din, Bilal Murtaza, Asfandyar Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the mean change in interpalpebral fissure height and marginal reflex distance after brow suspension with autogenous fascia lata sling in patients of ptosis. METHODS: This was a Quasi experimental study conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Hospital, King Edwards Medical University Lahore, from Jan 2013 to June 2016. Included were the patients who had unilateral or bilateral ptosis with poor levator function (< 5 mm). Informed consent was obtained from all patients after explaining about the research project...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522979/spontaneous-facial-actions-map-onto-emotional-experiences-in-a-non-social-context-toward-a-component-based-approach
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Shushi Namba, Russell S Kabir, Makoto Miyatani, Takashi Nakao
While numerous studies have examined the relationships between facial actions and emotions, they have yet to account for the ways that specific spontaneous facial expressions map onto emotional experiences induced without expressive intent. Moreover, previous studies emphasized that a fine-grained investigation of facial components could establish the coherence of facial actions with actual internal states. Therefore, this study aimed to accumulate evidence for the correspondence between spontaneous facial components and emotional experiences...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505033/minimally-invasive-brow-lifting-techniques
#17
Talmage Broadbent, Ali Mohktarzadeh, Andrew Harrison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aesthetic concerns about upper eyelid and brow position are very common in ophthalmic practice. Management of brow descent and devolumization requires an approach customized to each patient taking into consideration preoperative examination and patient desires. This article will review several minimally invasive techniques that can be used to address the needs of patients with mild-to-moderate brow ptosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications describe and analyse efficacy of several variations of browpexy techniques...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483873/effect-of-extreme-sea-surface-temperature-events-on-the-demography-of-an-age-structured-albatross-population
#18
Deborah Pardo, Stéphanie Jenouvrier, Henri Weimerskirch, Christophe Barbraud
Climate changes include concurrent changes in environmental mean, variance and extremes, and it is challenging to understand their respective impact on wild populations, especially when contrasted age-dependent responses to climate occur. We assessed how changes in mean and standard deviation of sea surface temperature (SST), frequency and magnitude of warm SST extreme climatic events (ECE) influenced the stochastic population growth rate log(λs) and age structure of a black-browed albatross population. For changes in SST around historical levels observed since 1982, changes in standard deviation had a larger (threefold) and negative impact on log(λs) compared to changes in mean...
June 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483863/effects-of-extreme-weather-on-two-sympatric-australian-passerine-bird-species
#19
Janet L Gardner, Eleanor Rowley, Perry de Rebeira, Alma de Rebeira, Lyanne Brouwer
Despite abundant evidence that natural populations are responding to climate change, there are few demonstrations of how extreme climatic events (ECEs) affect fitness. Climate warming increases adverse effects of exposure to high temperatures, but also reduces exposure to cold ECEs. Here, we investigate variation in survival associated with severity of summer and winter conditions, and whether survival is better predicted by ECEs than mean temperatures using data from two coexisting bird species monitored over 37 years in southwestern Australia, red-winged fairy-wrens, Malurus elegans and white-browed scrubwrens, Sericornis frontalis Changes in survival were associated with temperature extremes more strongly than average temperatures...
June 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448667/association-between-facial-rejuvenation-and-observer-ratings-of-youth-attractiveness-success-and-health
#20
Kristin L Bater, Lisa E Ishii, Ira D Papel, Theda C Kontis, Patrick J Byrne, Kofi D O Boahene, Jason C Nellis, Masaru Ishii
Importance: Surgical procedures for the aging face-including face-lift, blepharoplasty, and brow-lift-consistently rank among the most popular cosmetic services sought by patients. Although these surgical procedures are broadly classified as procedures that restore a youthful appearance, they may improve societal perceptions of attractiveness, success, and health, conferring an even larger social benefit than just restoring a youthful appearance to the face. Objectives: To determine if face-lift and upper facial rejuvenation surgery improve observer ratings of age, attractiveness, success, and health and to quantify the effect of facial rejuvenation surgery on each individual domain...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
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