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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229852/-treatment-goals-in-face-philosophy
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Domingo Martin, Amaia Maté, Paula Zabalegui, Jaime Valenzuela
INTRODUCTION: The FACE philosophy is characterized by clearly defined treatment goals: facial esthetics, dental esthetics, periodontal health, functional occlusion, neuromuscular mechanism and joint function. The purpose is to establish ideal occlusion with good facial esthetics and an orthopedic stable joint position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors present all the concepts of FACE philosophy and illustrate them through one case report. RESULTS: Taking into account all the FACE philosophy concepts increases diagnostic ability and improves the quality and stability of treatment outcomes...
March 2017: L' Orthodontie Française
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228483/new-concepts-and-mechanisms-of-platelet-activation-signaling
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REVIEW
Brian Estevez, Xiaoping Du
Upon blood vessel injury, platelets are exposed to adhesive proteins in the vascular wall and soluble agonists, which initiate platelet activation, leading to formation of hemostatic thrombi. Pathological activation of platelets can induce occlusive thrombosis, resulting in ischemic events such as heart attack and stroke, which are leading causes of death globally. Platelet activation requires intracellular signal transduction initiated by platelet receptors for adhesion proteins and soluble agonists. Whereas many platelet activation signaling pathways have been established for many years, significant recent progress reveals much more complex and sophisticated signaling and amplification networks...
March 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223181/the-effect-of-salpingectomy-on-ovarian-function
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REVIEW
Alexander Kotlyar, Julian Gingold, Shirley Shue, Tommaso Falcone
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature concerning the effects of salpingectomy on ovarian function as assessed using measures of ovarian reserve and outcomes from in-vitro fertilization and spontaneous pregnancy cycles. BACKGROUND: Tubal surgery is performed for a variety of indications in gynecology. Salpingectomy is the most aggressive form of tubal surgery and may be performed for potential risk reduction for epithelial ovarian cancer, sterilization, ectopic pregnancy and as a method to enhance fertility in the setting of a hydrosalpinx...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216398/engaging-in-a-keyhole-concept-for-the-management-of-ruptured-and-unruptured-aneurysms
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Daniel D Cavalcanti, Roberto C de Paula, Paula L Alvarenga, Paulo José P da Mata, Paulo Niemeyer Filho
OBJECTIVE: Many new endovascular devices have been used under the guidance of the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). Clipping still offers higher occlusion rates, and its technique continues to evolve, resulting in smaller exposures and reduced manipulation to brain tissue. We sought to evaluate the routine use of the minisphenoidal approach to manage intracranial aneurysms in a high-volume institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our database of aneurysm patients from October 2013 to May 2016...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216142/astrocytic-calcium-waves-signal-brain-injury-to-neural-stem-and%C3%A2-progenitor%C3%A2-cells
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Anna Kraft, Eduardo Rosales Jubal, Ruth von Laer, Claudia Döring, Adriana Rocha, Moyo Grebbin, Martin Zenke, Helmut Kettenmann, Albrecht Stroh, Stefan Momma
Brain injuries, such as stroke or trauma, induce neural stem cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) to a neurogenic response. Very little is known about the molecular cues that signal tissue damage, even over large distances, to the SVZ. Based on our analysis of gene expression patterns in the SVZ, 48 hr after an ischemic lesion caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion, we hypothesized that the presence of an injury might be transmitted by an astrocytic traveling calcium wave rather than by diffusible factors or hypoxia...
February 3, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188153/what-are-the-decision-making-preferences-of-patients-in-vascular-surgery-a-mixed-methods-study
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T B Katrien Santema, E Anniek Stoffer, Marleen Kunneman, Mark J W Koelemay, Dirk T Ubbink
OBJECTIVES: Shared decision-making (SDM) has been advocated as the preferred method of choosing a suitable treatment option. However, patient involvement in treatment decision-making is not yet common practice in the field of vascular surgery. The aim of this mixed-methods study was to explore patients' decision-making preferences and to investigate which facilitators and barriers patients perceive as important for the application of SDM in vascular surgery. DESIGN AND SETTING: Patients were invited to participate after visiting the vascular surgical outpatient clinic of an Academic Medical Center in the Netherlands...
February 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185073/natural-conception-rates-in-subfertile-couples-following-fertility-awareness-training
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P Frank-Herrmann, C Jacobs, E Jenetzky, C Gnoth, C Pyper, S Baur, G Freundl, M Goeckenjan, T Strowitzki
PURPOSE: To analyze cumulative pregnancy rates of subfertile couples after fertility awareness training. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study followed 187 subfertile women, who had received training in self-observation of the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle with the Sensiplan method, for 8 months. The women, aged 21-47 years, had attempted to become pregnant for 3.5 years on average (range 1-8 years) before study entry. Amenorrhea, known tubal occlusion and severe male factor had been excluded...
February 9, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131461/proof-of-concept-of-a-tracheoesophageal-voice-prosthesis-insufflator-for-speech-production-after-total-laryngectomy
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Heather Starmer, Russell H Taylor, Salem I Noureldine, Jeremy D Richmon
IMPORTANCE: There may have a variety of reasons why patients are unable to produce tracheoesophageal speech after total laryngectomy (TL) including poor pulmonary reserve or other comorbidities that prevent adequate stoma occlusion and intratracheal pressure to voice. Other patients find it difficult, uncomfortable, or socially awkward to manually occlude the stoma with the finger or thumb. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the feasibility of achieving TE speech with a prototype TE voice prosthesis insufflator (TEVPI)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117180/the-role-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-as-an-adjunct-to-acls-in-non-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-a-review-of-key-concepts-physiology-current-evidence-and-future-directions
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James Daley, Jonathan James Morrison, John Sather, Lisa Hile
Non-traumatic cardiac arrest is a major public health problem that carries an extremely high mortality rate. If we hope to increase the survivability of this condition, it is imperative that alternative methods of treatment are given due consideration. Balloon occlusion of the aorta can be used as a method of circulatory support in the critically ill patient. Intra-aortic balloon pumps have been used to temporize patients in cardiogenic shock for decades. More recently, resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has been utilized in the patient in hemorrhagic shock or cardiac arrest secondary to trauma...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106949/atherectomy-using-a-solid-state-laser-at-355-nm-wavelength
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Amir Herzog, Grzegorz Oszkinis, David Planer, Krzysztof Ziaja, Łukasz Kruszyna, Michał Goran Stanisić, Damian Ziaja, Amiel A Ishaaya, Wacław Kuczmik
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), caused by atherosclerotic processes, is allied with an increased risk of ischemic events, limb loss, and death. Recently, the use of a solid-state laser at 355 nm within a hybrid catheter was suggested for that purpose. In this work, short nanosecond pulses of a solid-state laser at 355 nm delivered through a hybrid catheter, composed of optical fibers and a blunt mechanical blade, are used to conduct a pre-clinical study and two clinical cases. The pre-clinical study consisted of an atherosclerotic calcified cadaveric leg and a porcine in vivo trial within the iliac artery, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093860/monolithic-implant-supported-lithium-disilicate-ls2-crowns-in-a-complete-digital-workflow-a-prospective-clinical-trial-with-a-2-year-follow-up
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Tim Joda, Marco Ferrari, Urs Brägger
BACKGROUND: The technical development of digital processing allows the production of anatomically full-contoured implant-supported restorations. PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to analyze the treatment concept of monolithic lithium disilicate (LS2) single-unit restorations in a complete digital workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-four patients were restored with 50 screw-retained monolithic implant LS2 crowns bonded to pre-fabricated titanium abutments on soft tissue level implants (Institut Straumann AG, Basel, Switzerland) in premolar and molar sites...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068790/temporomandibular-disorders-old-ideas-and-new-concepts
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Thomas List, Rigmor Højland Jensen
Background Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is an umbrella term for pain and dysfunction involving the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). TMD is the most common orofacial pain condition. Its prominent features include regional pain in the face and preauricular area, limitations in jaw movement, and noise from the TMJs during jaw movements. TMD affects up to 15% of adults and 7% of adolescents. Chronic pain is the overwhelming reason that patients with TMD seek treatment. TMD can associate with impaired general health, depression, and other psychological disabilities, and may affect the quality of life of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067851/detection-location-and-grasping-objects-using-a-stereo-sensor-on-uav-in-outdoor-environments
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Pablo Ramon Soria, Begoña C Arrue, Anibal Ollero
The article presents a vision system for the autonomous grasping of objects with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in real time. Giving UAVs the capability to manipulate objects vastly extends their applications, as they are capable of accessing places that are difficult to reach or even unreachable for human beings. This work is focused on the grasping of known objects based on feature models. The system runs in an on-board computer on a UAV equipped with a stereo camera and a robotic arm. The algorithm learns a feature-based model in an offline stage, then it is used online for detection of the targeted object and estimation of its position...
January 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051291/biobanking-in-carotid-artery-disease-translation-to-clinical-practice
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Ian D VAN Koeverden, Joyce E Vrijenhoek, Gert J DE Borst, Hester M DEN Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp
Biobanking of atherosclerotic tissue samples has contributed to our understanding of vascular occlusive disease. The careful examination of atherosclerotic plaques derived during vascular surgery or autopsies helped shape our minds in understanding the underlying substrate of arterial thrombosis. This review will outline concepts of progression of atherosclerotic disease that have been based on descriptions of human plaque pathology. In addition, we will discuss the current shift in clinical presentation and underlying pathology of acute cerebral and coronary events that asks for a careful consideration of the currently widely applied description of the "vulnerable plaque"...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050660/new-alcohol-and-onyx-mixture-for-embolization-feasibility-and-proof-of-concept-in-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Mohammad Saeed Kilani, Fatemeh Zehtabi, Sophie Lerouge, Gilles Soulez, Jean Michel Bartoli, Vincent Vidal, Mohammad F Badran
INTRODUCTION: Onyx and ethanol are well-known embolic and sclerotic agents that are frequently used in embolization. These agents present advantages and disadvantages regarding visibility, injection control and penetration depth. Mixing both products might yield a new product with different characteristics. The aim of this study is to evaluate the injectability, radiopacity, and mechanical and occlusive properties of different mixtures of Onyx 18 and ethanol in vitro and in vivo (in a swine model)...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045826/free-hand-perforator-concept-in-osteocutaneous-free-fibula-flap-through-posterior-approach
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Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu, Ersin Gur, Tahir Gurler
BACKGROUND: The fibula flap is a workhorse flap for bony reconstruction of oro-mandibular area and can be modified to include soft tissue for reconstruction of composite defects. However, the design of a reliable skin paddle that can be used for composite tissue reconstruction remains a challenge. The authors described the applicability of perforator concept for a more reliable free osteomusculocutaneous fibula flap. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients underwent free fibula osteocutaneous flap reconstruction...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025444/histological-evaluation-of-three-techniques-for-caries-removal
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Etienne Medioni, Jean-Paul Rocca, Carlo Fornaini, Elisabetta Merigo
A number of concepts and devices have been proposed for caries removal. Among these, the Er:YAG laser is a potential alternative to conventional mechanical treatment. This study compared the effectiveness of the Er:YAG laser with that of low-speed rotary instruments for removal of carious tissue in 26 extracted human molars and premolars with severe decay (i.e., large occlusal or proximal decay but no pulpal contact). The teeth were divided into three groups of eight teeth, and two teeth were used as controls...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008431/3d-printed-orthodontic-brackets-proof-of-concept
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Karl-Friedrich Krey, Nawras Darkazanly, Rolf Kühnert, Sebastian Ruge
: Today, orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances is usually carried out using preprogrammed straight-wire brackets made of metal or ceramics. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the possibility of clinically implementing a fully digital workflow with individually designed and three-dimensionally printed (3D-printed) brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Edgewise brackets were designed using computer-aided design (CAD) software for demonstration purposes...
2016: International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000275/current-state-of-the-art-of-computer-guided-implant-surgery
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REVIEW
Jan D'haese, Johan Ackhurst, Daniel Wismeijer, Hugo De Bruyn, Ali Tahmaseb
The invention of computerized axial tomography (now known as computerized tomography) and developments of interactive software to allow virtual planning, with the aim to guide the surgery precisely toward a specific target, has dramatically improved general, as well as oral, surgery. Virtual dental implant planning allows for a prosthetically driven approach, resulting in the best possible design of the prosthesis, better esthetics, optimized occlusion and loading. This approach has also changed the surgical paradigm of using extensive flaps to obtain a proper view of the surgical area because flapless implant surgery, with or without immediate loading, has become more predictable...
February 2017: Periodontology 2000
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993999/natural-conception-repeated-predictions-over-time
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R van Eekelen, I Scholten, R I Tjon-Kon-Fat, J W van der Steeg, P Steures, P Hompes, M van Wely, F van der Veen, B W Mol, M J Eijkemans, E R Te Velde, N van Geloven
STUDY QUESTION: How can we predict chances of natural conception at various time points in couples diagnosed with unexplained subfertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: We developed a dynamic prediction model that can make repeated predictions over time for couples with unexplained subfertility that underwent a fertility workup at a fertility clinic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The most frequently used prediction model for natural conception (the 'Hunault model') estimates the probability of natural conception only once per couple, that is, after completion of the fertility workup...
December 18, 2016: Human Reproduction
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