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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921170/effect-of-photon-initiated-photoacoustic-streaming-passive-ultrasonic-and-sonic-irrigation-techniques-on-dentinal-tubule-penetration-of-irrigation-solution-a-confocal-microscopic-study
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Merve Akcay, Hakan Arslan, Merve Mese, Nazlı Durmus, Ismail Davut Capar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the efficacy of different irrigation techniques including laser-activated irrigation using an erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser with a novel tip design (photon-induced photoacoustic streaming (PIPS)), Er:YAG laser with Preciso tip, sonic activation, and passive ultrasonic activation on the final irrigation solution penetration into dentinal tubules by using a laser scanning confocal microscope. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 65 extracted single-rooted human mandibular premolars were instrumented up to size 40 and randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 13) based on the activation technique of the final irrigation solution as follows: conventional irrigation (control group), sonic activation, passive ultrasonic activation, Er:YAG-PIPS tip activation, and Er:YAG-Preciso tip activation...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921138/the-apex-of-the-aortic-arch-backshifts-with-aging
#2
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/27918070/shrub-encroachment-is-linked-to-extirpation-of-an-apex-predator
#3
Christopher E Gordon, David J Eldridge, William J Ripple, Mathew S Crowther, Ben D Moore, Mike Letnic
The abundance of shrubs has increased throughout Earth's arid lands. This 'shrub encroachment' has been linked to livestock grazing, fire-suppression and elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations facilitating shrub recruitment. Apex predators initiate trophic cascades which can influence the abundance of many species across multiple trophic levels within ecosystems. Extirpation of apex predators is linked inextricably to pastoralism, but has not been considered as a factor contributing to shrub encroachment. Here, we ask if trophic cascades triggered by the extirpation of Australia's largest terrestrial predator, the dingo (Canis dingo), could be a driver of shrub encroachment in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917898/incomplete-and-delayed-sox2-deletion-defines-residual-ear-neurosensory-development-and-maintenance
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Martina Dvorakova, Israt Jahan, Iva Macova, Tetyana Chumak, Romana Bohuslavova, Josef Syka, Bernd Fritzsch, Gabriela Pavlinkova
The role of Sox2 in neurosensory development is not yet fully understood. Using mice with conditional Islet1-cre mediated deletion of Sox2, we explored the function of Sox2 in neurosensory development in a model with limited cell type diversification, the inner ear. In Sox2 conditional mutants, neurons initially appear to form normally, whereas late- differentiating neurons of the cochlear apex never form. Variable numbers of hair cells differentiate in the utricle, saccule, and cochlear base but sensory epithelium formation is completely absent in the apex and all three cristae of the semicircular canal ampullae...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917512/a-re-audit-of-the-technical-quality-of-undergraduate-root-canal-treatment-after-the-introduction-of-new-technology-and-teaching-practices
#5
A Donnelly, D Coffey, H F Duncan
AIM: To revaluate through re-audit the technical quality of undergraduate non-surgical root canal treatment (RCTx) in a dental teaching hospital as a result of recommended changes to teaching practices. METHODOLOGY: The technical quality of undergraduate RCTx was evaluated radiographically after educational changes and the mandatory introduction of new technologies (nickel-titanium files, apex locators, greater-taper gutta-percha points) in 182 root canals. Evaluation was based on 4 criteria; presence of voids, root canal filling termination (0-2mm of radiographic apex), all roots filled and the prepared canal contained the original anatomy...
December 5, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916722/unique-diagnostic-features-and-surgical-strategy-for-intracranial-carotid-sympathetic-plexus-schwannoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Hajime Takase, Kohta Araki, Shunsuke Seki, Kana Takase, Hidetoshi Murata, Nobutaka Kawahara
BACKGROUND: Intracranial carotid sympathetic plexus schwannoma (CSPS) is extremely rare; thus differential diagnostic criteria, optimal surgical strategies, and even a precise definition are lacking. Here we describe a case of CSPS and propose a definition and classification for previously reported cases. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old male presented with hypacusis and abducens nerve palsy. Radiological examinations revealed a well-enhanced mass at the right medial temporal base with erosion of the petrous apex and intact perilesional cortical bone...
December 1, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916578/patellar-component-design-influences-size-selection-and-coverage
#7
Charlie C Yang, Douglas A Dennis, Patrick G Davenport, Raymond H Kim, Todd M Miner, Derek R Johnson, Peter J Laz
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral (PF) complications following total knee arthroplasty continue to occur. Outcomes are influenced by implant design, size and alignment in addition to patient factors. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of implant design, specifically round versus oval dome patellar components, on size selected and bony coverage in a population of 100 patients. METHODS: Intraoperative assessments of patella component size were performed using surgical guides for round and oval designs...
December 1, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916240/spatial-phenotyping-of-the-endocardial-endothelium-as-a-function-of-intracardiac-hemodynamic-shear-stress
#8
Margaret E McCormick, Elisabetta Manduchi, Walter R T Witschey, Robert C Gorman, Joseph H Gorman, Yi-Zhou Jiang, Christian J Stoeckert, Alex J Barker, Samuel Yoon, Michael Markl, Peter F Davies
Despite substantial evidence for the central role of hemodynamic shear stress in the functional integrity of vascular endothelial cells, hemodynamic and molecular regulation of the endocardial endothelium lining the heart chambers remains understudied. We propose that regional differences in intracardiac hemodynamics influence differential endocardial gene expression leading to phenotypic heterogeneity of this cell layer. Measurement of intracardiac hemodynamics was performed using 4-dimensional flow MRI in healthy humans (n=8) and pigs (n=5)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913866/communicating-branches-between-lingual-and-hypoglossal-nerve-observation-using-sihler-s-staining-technique
#9
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Yoko Tabira, Moriyoshi Nakamura, Christian Fisahn, R Shane Tubbs, Jingo Kusukawa, Koh-Ichi Yamaki
PURPOSE: Many dental procedures are at risk of injuring the lingual nerve. We performed this study to better elucidate the microanatomy that exists between the ipsilateral lingual and hypoglossal nerves so that iatrogenic injury can be avoided. METHODS: Adult human cadaveric tongues (ten sides) underwent Sihler's staining to identify the microanatomy between the lingual and hypoglossal nerves. RESULTS: The lingual nerve entered the middle part of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue from its lateral side and divided into two to four thick branches...
December 2, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913834/key-role-of-pacing-site-as-determinant-factor-of-exercise-testing-performance-in-pediatric-patients-with-chronic-ventricular-pacing
#10
Michel Cabrera Ortega, Hiram Tápanes Duamy, Dunia B Benítez Ramos
Chronic right ventricular (RV) apical pacing has been associated with deterioration of functional capacity and chronotropic incompetence during exercise testing in children. The effects of alternative pacing site on exercise performance in pediatric population remain unknown. We evaluated the influence of ventricular pacing site on exercise capacity in pediatric patients with complete congenital atrioventricular block requiring permanent pacemaker therapy. Sixty-four children paced from RV apex (n = 26), RV midseptum (n = 15) and left ventricular (LV) apex (n = 23) were studied cross-sectionally...
December 2, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913688/left-ventricle-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-connective-tissue-accumulation-associates-with-initial-age-dependent-decline-in-v%C3%AC-o2peak-from-its-lifetime-apex
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Gregory N Ruegsegger, Ryan G Toedebusch, Joshua F Braselton, Thomas E Childs, Frank W Booth
Peak oxygen consumption (V̇O2peak) strongly predicts morbidity and mortality better than other established risk factors, yet mechanisms associated with its age-associated decline are unknown. Our lab has shown that V̇O2peak first begins to decrease at the same age of 19-20 weeks old in both sedentary and wheel-running, female Wistar rats (Toedebusch et al., Physiol Genomics. 48:101-15, 2016). Here, we employed a total systemic approach using unsupervised interrogation of mRNA with RNA-sequencing. The purpose of our study was to analyze transcriptomic profiles from both sedentary (SED) and wheel-running (RUN) conditions as a strategy to identify pathways in the left ventricle that may contribute to the initial reductions in V̇O2peak occurring between 19 and 27 weeks of age...
December 2, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912819/endodontic-treatment-outcomes
#12
REVIEW
Nadia Chugal, Sanjay M Mallya, Bill Kahler, Louis M Lin
The primary goal of conventional endodontic treatment is prevention and/or elimination of apical periodontitis for both mature permanent teeth and immature teeth with an open apex. Besides these goals, the objectives of endodontic treatment of immature teeth include preservation of pulp vitality and often further root maturation. Robust criteria for outcome assessment are an essential determinant for any measure of treatment success for both mature and immature teeth.
January 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912199/right-ventricular-dyssynchrony-predicts-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#13
Mitsushige Murata, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yugo Minakata, Jin Endo, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Yuichiro Maekawa, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: RV dyssynchrony has been described in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and is an independent predictor of clinical worsening; however, the optimal method for measuring RV dyssynchrony has not been fully established. This study aimed to investigate whether RV dyssynchrony is correlated with hemodynamics and prognosis in PH patients and to identify the best parameter for evaluating RV dyssynchrony. METHODS: This study assessed 100 PH patients, measuring mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), and cardiac index (CI) by right heart catheterization (RHC)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912006/cascading-effects-of-predation-risk-determine-how-marine-predators-become-terrestrial-prey-on-an-oceanic-island
#14
Sarah K Thomsen, David J Green
Apex predators can suppress the foraging activity of mesopredators, which may then result in cascading benefits for the prey of those mesopredators. We studied the interactions between a top predator, the Barn Owl (Tyto alba), and their primary prey, an island endemic deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus elusus), which in turn consumes the eggs of seabirds nesting on Santa Barbara Island in California. Scripps's Murrelets (Synthliboramphus scrippsi), a threatened nocturnal seabird, arrive annually to breed on this island, and whose first egg is particularly vulnerable to predation by mice...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910733/a-comparative-morphologic-and-morphometric-study-about-geniculate-ganglion-development-in-man-and-in-rat
#15
Ana Sánchez-Del-Rey, José Maria Sánchez-Fernández, Arantza Ibargutxi, Agustin Martinez-Ibargüen, Francisco Santaolalla
CONCLUSIONS: Human-rat geniculate ganglion (GG) have multiple origins: (1) An initial proximity (20 μm) to the endocranial foramen of the IAM, suggests neural crest induction; and (2) The influence of epibranchial placodes: the tensor tympani muscle (TTM) and the otic apical coil. OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to determine the comparative development of human-rat GG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A light microscopic study of the GG in human material obtained from spontaneous abortions at 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, and 30 weeks, and one neonate was done...
December 2, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909770/the-natural-history-of-takotsubo-syndrome-a-two-year-follow-up-study-with-myocardial-sympathetic-and-perfusion-g-spect-imaging
#16
Stelvio Sestini, Francesco Pestelli, Mario Leoncini, Francesco Bellandi, Christian Mazzeo, Luigi Mansi, Ignasi Carrio, Antonio Castagnoli
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in sympathetic activity, perfusion, and left ventricular (LV) functionality in takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) patients from onset (T0) to post-onset conditions at 1 month (T1), 1-2 years (T2, T3). METHODS: Twenty-two patients (70 ± 11 years) underwent serial gated single photon emission tomography (G-SPECT) studies with (123)I-mIBG and (99m)Tc-Sestamibi. Statistics were performed using ANOVA/Sheffé post-hoc, correlation test, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis (p < 0...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908177/automatic-segmentation-of-right-ventricle-in-cardiac-cine-mr-images-using-a-saliency-analysis
#17
Angélica Atehortúa, Maria A Zuluaga, Juan D García, Eduardo Romero
PURPOSE: Accurate measurement of the right ventricle (RV) volume is important for the assessment of the ventricular function and a biomarker of the progression of any cardiovascular disease. However, the high RV variability makes difficult a proper delineation of the myocardium wall. This paper introduces a new automatic method for segmenting the RV volume from short axis cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) images by a salient analysis of temporal and spatial observations. METHODS: The RV volume estimation starts by localizing the heart as the region with the most coherent motion during the cardiac cycle...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908034/the-effect-of-the-helicotrema-on-low-frequency-loudness-perception
#18
Carlos Jurado, Torsten Marquardt
Below approximately 40 Hz, the cochlear travelling wave reaches the apex, and differential pressure is shunted through the helicotrema, reducing hearing sensitivity. Just above this corner frequency, a resonance feature is often observed in objectively measured middle-ear-transfer functions (METFs). This study inquires whether overall and fine structure characteristics of the METF are also perceptually evident. Equal-loudness-level contours (ELCs) were measured between 20 and 160 Hz for 14 subjects in a purpose-built test chamber...
November 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907904/a-new-cryoenergy-for-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-a-proof-of-concept-study
#19
Benjamin Berte, Frédéric Sacher, Jean-Yves Wielandts, Saagar Mahida, Xavier Pillois, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Olivier Bernus, Pierre Jaïs
INTRODUCTION: Lack of transmural lesion formation during radiofrequency (RF) ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important determinant of arrhythmia recurrence. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of a new and more powerful cryoablation system for ventricular ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five healthy female sheep (59 ± 6 kg) underwent a surgical sternotomy for epicardial and endocardial access [endocardial access via right atrial appendage and left ventricular (LV) apex]...
October 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905317/tip-convolution-on-hopg-surfaces-measured-in-am-afm-and-interpreted-using-a-combined-experimental-and-simulation-approach
#20
Xiaoli Hu, Nicholas Chan, Ashlie Martini, Philip Egberts
Amplitude modulated atomic force microscopy (AM-AFM) was used to examine the influence of the size of the AFM tip apex on the measured surface topography of single highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) atomic steps. Experimental measurements were complemented by molecular dynamics simulations of AM-AFM and the results from both were evaluated by comparison of the measured or simulated width of the topography at the step to that predicted using simple rigid-body geometry. The results showed that the step width, which is a reflection of the resolution of the measurement, increased with tip size, as expected, but also that the difference between the measured/simulated step width and the geometric calculation was tip size dependent...
December 1, 2016: Nanotechnology
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