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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550406/statistical-shape-modelling-to-aid-surgical-planning-associations-between-surgical-parameters-and-head-shapes-following-spring-assisted-cranioplasty
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Naiara Rodriguez-Florez, Jan L Bruse, Alessandro Borghi, Herman Vercruysse, Juling Ong, Greg James, Xavier Pennec, David J Dunaway, N U Owase Jeelani, Silvia Schievano
PURPOSE: Spring-assisted cranioplasty is performed to correct the long and narrow head shape of children with sagittal synostosis. Such corrective surgery involves osteotomies and the placement of spring-like distractors, which gradually expand to widen the skull until removal about 4 months later. Due to its dynamic nature, associations between surgical parameters and post-operative 3D head shape features are difficult to comprehend. The current study aimed at applying population-based statistical shape modelling to gain insight into how the choice of surgical parameters such as craniotomy size and spring positioning affects post-surgical head shape...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549601/does-the-anthropometric-model-influence-whole-body-center-of-mass-calculations-in-gait
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Robert D Catena, Szu-Hua Chen, Li-Shan Chou
Examining whole-body center of mass (COM) motion is one of method being used to quantify dynamic balance and energy during gait. One common method for estimating the COM position is to apply an anthropometric model to a marker set and calculate the weighted sum from known segmental COM positions. Several anthropometric models are available to perform such a calculation. However, to date there has been no study of how the anthropometric model affects whole-body COM calculations during gait. This information is pertinent to researchers because the choice of anthropometric model may influence gait research findings and currently the trend is to consistently use a single model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549088/quantitative-association-between-peripapillary-bruch-s-membrane-shape-and-intracranial-pressure
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Amulya Gampa, Gautam Vangipuram, Zainab Shirazi, Heather E Moss
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a quantitative relationship between chronic intracranial pressure (ICP) and peripapillary Bruch's membrane (pp-BM) shape and to determine whether change in pp-BM shape can be detected within 1 hour after ICP lowering by lumbar puncture (LP). Methods: In this study, 30° nasal-temporal optical coherence tomography B-scans were obtained within 1 hour before and after LP in 39 eyes from 20 patients (age = 23-86 years, 75% female, ICP [opening pressure] = 10-55 cm H2O)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547955/lack-of-prophylactic-effects-of-aloe-vera-gel-on-radiation-induced-dermatitis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Niloofar Ahmadloo, Behnam Kadkhodaei, Shapour Omidvari, Ahmad Mosalaei, Mansour Ansari, Hamid Nasrollahi, Sayed Hasan Hamedi, Mohammad Mohammadianpanah
Purpose: Radiotherapy induced dermatitis is a common and sometimes serious side effect. We conducted a randomized study to understand whether the adjunctive use of aloe vera gel might reduce the prevalence and/or severity of radiotherapy induced dermatitis. Methods: One hundred patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer were randomized to receive aloe vera gel or nothing during adjuvant radiotherapy consisting of conventional external beam radiation using 6 MV mega voltage linear accelerator photons. The radiation portals were composed of breast fields in all patients and supraclavicular and posterior axillary fields in node positive cases...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547894/internal-fixation-of-complicated-acetabular-fractures-directed-by-preoperative-surgery-with-3d-printing-models
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Zhao-Jie Liu, Jian Jia, Yin-Guang Zhang, Wei Tian, Xin Jin, Yong-Cheng Hu
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of preoperative surgery with 3D printing-assisted internal fixation of complicated acetabular fractures. A retrospective case review was performed for the above surgical procedure. A 23-year-old man was confirmed by radiological examination to have fractures of multiple ribs, with hemopneumothorax and communicated fractures of the left acetabulum. According to the Letounel and Judet classification, T-shaped fracture involving posterior wall was diagnosed...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547137/age-dependent-arthrosonographic-reference-values-of-the-hip-joint-in-healthy-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-ultrasound-study
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Ralf Felix Trauzeddel, Hartwig Lehmann, Daniel Windschall, Gerd Ganser, Rainer Berendes, Maria Haller, Manuela Krumrey-Langkammerer, Katharina Palm-Beden, Antje Nimtz-Talaska, Christine Nirschl, Phillip Schoof, Ralf Trauzeddel
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal US is a noninvasive imaging method for diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVES: To develop age- and gender-related arthrosonographic reference intervals for the hip joint of healthy children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional US study, we examined both hip joints of 445 children and adolescents with an age range of 1 year to 18 years. We measured the distance between the bone surface and the outer margin of the joint capsule to define the bone-capsule distance, the joint capsule and cartilage thickness, and the capsule layer thickness...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546696/new-surgical-technique-for-management-of-recurrent-macular-hole
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Osman Abdelzaher Mohammed, Anant Pai
Recurrence of macular hole (MH) following the standard approach of pars plana vitrectomy, posterior hyaloids removal, internal limiting membrane peeling, gas tamponade, and postoperative positioning is a common postoperative complication following MH surgery. We present a new surgical technique which involves induction of serous macular detachment around the MH, parafoveal retinal massage to bring its edges closer, gas tamponade, and face down positioning. The recurrent MHs had closed in all four consecutive patients with a parallel gain in visual acuity following this technique...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545525/rotational-alignment-of-femoral-component-with-different-methods-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joon Kyu Lee, Sahnghoon Lee, Sae Hyung Chun, Ki Tae Kim, Myung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: Femoral component rotation (FCR) is one of the most important factors in total knee arthroplasty. In this prospective study, we used three different techniques for FCR and analyzed their accuracy with postoperative axial computed tomography (CT) images. We also evaluated effect of FCR to clinical outcome. METHODS: One hundred sixty-five patients were randomly allocated into three groups. In the measured resection group, FCR was set by externally rotating the axis 3° off the posterior femoral condylar axis...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545494/no-correlation-between-radiolucency-and-biomechanical-stability-of-keeled-and-pegged-glenoid-components
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Andreas Voss, Knut Beitzel, Elifho Obopilwe, Stefan Buchmann, John Apostolakos, Jessica Di Venere, Michael Nowak, Mark P Cote, Anthony A Romeo, Augustus D Mazzocca
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine biomechanical properties and the degree of radiolucency of two cemented basic glenoid designs for total shoulder arthroplasty. Our hypothesis was that a component with increased micro-motion in the laboratory at time zero would also exhibit a greater amount of radiolucency in patients at a minimum of 2 years post total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: Thirty cadaveric shoulders were divided into 2 groups (keel vs...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545392/adenylyl-cyclase-mrna-localizes-to-the-posterior-of-polarized-dictyostelium-cells-during-chemotaxis
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Satarupa Das, Joshua M Parker, Can Guven, Weiye Wang, Paul W Kriebel, Wolfgang Losert, Daniel R Larson, Carole A Parent
BACKGROUND: In Dictyostelium discoideum, vesicular transport of the adenylyl cyclase A (ACA) to the posterior of polarized cells is essential to relay exogenous 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signals during chemotaxis and for the collective migration of cells in head-to-tail arrangements called streams. RESULTS: Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), we discovered that the ACA mRNA is asymmetrically distributed at the posterior of polarized cells...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545192/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-brain-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-eleven-patients-and-review-of-literature
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Nasir Ud Din, Abrar Barakzai, Aisha Memon, Sheema Hasan, Zubair Ahmad
Background: Atypical teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare aggressive embryonal central nervous system (CNS) tumor of infancy and early childhood. Majority of the cases arise in the posterior fossa, and remaining in the cerebrum. Aims: To analyze the clinicopathologic features of AT/RT on a cohort of cases. Materials and methods: All reported cases of AT/RT at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) from 2007 to 2016 were reviewed for clinical and pathological features...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545078/the-analysis-of-corneal-asphericity-q-value-and-its-related-factors-of-1-683-chinese-eyes-older-than-30-years
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Ying Xiong, Jing Li, Ningli Wang, Xue Liu, Zhao Wang, Frank F Tsai, Xiuhua Wan
PURPOSE: To determine corneal Q value and its related factors in Chinese subjects older than 30 years. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. METHODS: 1,683 participants (1,683 eyes) from the Handan Eye Study were involved, including 955 female and 728 male with average age of 53.64 years old (range from 30 to 107 years). The corneal Q values of anterior and posterior surfaces were measured at 3.0, 5.0 and 7.0mm aperture diameters using Bausch & Lomb Orbscan IIz (software version 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545066/bayesian-estimation-of-directed-functional-coupling-from-brain-recordings
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Danilo Benozzo, Pasi Jylänki, Emanuele Olivetti, Paolo Avesani, Marcel A J van Gerven
In many fields of science, there is the need of assessing the causal influences among time series. Especially in neuroscience, understanding the causal interactions between brain regions is of primary importance. A family of measures have been developed from the parametric implementation of the Granger criteria of causality based on the linear autoregressive modelling of the signals. We propose a new Bayesian method for linear model identification with a structured prior (GMEP) aiming to apply it as linear regression method in the context of the parametric Granger causal inference...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544942/behavioural-and-neural-evidence-for-the-impact-of-fluency-context-on-conscious-memory
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Carlos Alexandre Gomes, Axel Mecklinger, Hubert Zimmer
It has been recently suggested that fluency may impact recognition memory performance when the fluency context varies from trial-to-trial. Surprisingly, such an effect has proved difficult to detect in the masked priming paradigm, one of the most popular means to increase fluency-based memory judgements. We conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiment in which participants encoded words at study and, at test, performed a recognition memory task within a masked priming procedure. In order to optimise the chances of finding priming effects on recognition memory performance, we used low-frequency words, which have been shown to increase hits relative to false alarms and enhance masked priming effects...
April 21, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544006/morphology-and-phylogeny-of-two-novel-ciliates-arcanisutura-chongmingiensis-n-gen-n-sp-and-naxella-paralucida-n-sp-from-shanghai-china
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Wanying Liao, Xinpeng Fan, Qianqian Zhang, Yuan Xu, Fukang Gu
The morphologies of two novel ciliates, Arcanisutura chongmingiensis n. gen., n. sp. and Naxella paralucida n. sp., collected from Shanghai, China, have been investigated using live observation and silver staining methods. Arcanisutura n. gen. can be easily distinguished from related genera by its inconspicuous, oblique anterior suture. Arcanisutura chongmingiensis n. sp. is mainly recognized by its elongated body with a tail-like posterior end, 25-33 somatic kineties, and 4-11 excretory pores. Naxella paralucida n...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543986/a-case-of-primordial-odontogenic-tumor-a-new-entity-in-the-latest-who-classification-2017
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Toshinori Ando, Madhu Shrestha, Takashi Nakamoto, Kaori Uchisako, Sachiko Yamasaki, Koichi Koizumi, Ikuko Ogawa, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Takashi Takata
Primordial odontogenic tumor (POT) is a rare lesion in the jaw which has been included as a new entity of benign mixed epithelial and mesenchymal odontogenic tumour in the latest World Health Organization (WHO) classification (2017). Only seven cases have been reported. It typically occurs in the posterior mandible. We report an additional case of POT in the maxilla of an 8-year-old girl presenting with an asymptomatic buccal enlargement. A well-defined, unilocular, radiolucent lesion was observed radiographically...
May 25, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543392/mechanical-analysis-of-the-vascularized-fibular-graft-prosthetic-composite-vfgpc-for-internal-hemipelvectomy-reconstruction
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Jonathan Morris, Rui Yang, Michael Roth, Jonathan Gill, Richard Gorlick, Yungtai Lo, Bang H Hoang, Evan Garfein, David S Geller
INTRODUCTION: The vascularized fibular graft prosthetic composite (VFGPC) is used for reconstruction after internal hemipelvectomy. The purpose of this study was to create a mathematical model that calculates the mechanical effects of the vascularized fibular graft on the VFGPC. METHODS: The effects of the VFG positioning were calculated based on three-dimensional static analyzes to determine the direction, magnitude, and distribution of the forces through the prosthesis and VFG...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542916/spatial-rearrangement-of-purkinje-cell-subsets-forms-the-transverse-and-longitudinal-compartmentalization-in-the-mouse-embryonic-cerebellum
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Suteera Vibulyaseck, Hirofumi Fujita, Yuanjun Luo, Anh Khoa Tran, Arata Oh-Nishi, Yuichi Ono, Shinji Hirano, Izumi Sugihara
Transversely-oriented lobules and longitudinally-arrayed stripes of Purkinje cell subsets subdivide the cerebellar cortex into multiple compartments that are involved in diverse functions. In the mammalian cerebellum, anterior and posterior lobules, which are involved in somatosensorimotor function, show an alternation of aldolase C (zebrin II) -positive and -negative stripes, whereas the central lobules (lobules VIb-VII and crus I), which are implicated in non-motor functions, show a laterally-expanded arrangement solely of aldolase C-positive stripes...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542444/regional-brain-amyloid-%C3%AE-accumulation-associates-with-domain-specific-cognitive-performance-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
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Rizwan S Akhtar, Sharon X Xie, Yin J Chen, Jacqueline Rick, Rachel G Gross, Ilya M Nasrallah, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, John Q Trojanowski, Alice S Chen-Plotkin, Howard I Hurtig, Andrew D Siderowf, Jacob G Dubroff, Daniel Weintraub
Parkinson disease patients develop clinically significant cognitive impairment at variable times over their disease course, which is often preceded by milder deficits in memory, visuo-spatial, and executive domains. The significance of amyloid-β accumulation to these problems is unclear. We hypothesized that amyloid-β PET imaging by 18F-florbetapir, a radiotracer that detects fibrillar amyloid-β plaque deposits, would identify subjects with global cognitive impairment or poor performance in individual cognitive domains in non-demented Parkinson disease patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542101/clinical-impact-of-t1-slope-minus-cervical-lordosis-following-multilevel-posterior-cervical-fusion-surgery-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-data
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Seung-Jae Hyun, Ki-Jeong Kim, Tae-Ahn Jahng, Hyun-Jib Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the longer term relationship between sagittal alignment of the cervical spine and patient-reported health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) scores following multilevel posterior cervical fusion, and to explore whether an analog of T1 slope - C2-C7 lordosis ('T1S-CL') impacts on patients' clinical outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A 6-month follow-up study demonstrated that, similar to the thoracolumbar spine, the severity of disability increases with sagittal malalignment following cervical reconstruction surgery...
May 25, 2017: Spine
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