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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145529/volumetric-bone-measurement-around-dental-implants-using-3d-image-superimposition-a-methodological-and-clinical-pilot-study
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Eduardo Aydos Villarinho, André Correia, Alvaro Vigo, Nuno Viriato Ramos, Mário Augusto Pires Vaz, Rosemary Sadami Arai Shinkai
PURPOSE: This study describes the development of a methodology for using three-dimensional (3D) image superimposition to measure volumetric changes in bone level around dental implants in comparison with linear measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample was comprised of 46 dental implants of 6-mm length and 4.1-mm diameter placed in the posterior maxilla and posterior mandible in 20 patients. All implants received screw-retained single crowns. Radiographic images were taken using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and digital periapical radiography after implantation and after 12 and 24 months of functional loading (after crown installation)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144991/finite-element-simulation-on-posterior-tibial-tendinopathy-load-transfer-alteration-and-implications-to-the-onset-of-pes-planus
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Duo Wai-Chi Wong, Yan Wang, Aaron Kam-Lun Leung, Ming Yang, Ming Zhang
BACKGROUND: Posterior tibial tendinopathy is a challenging foot condition resulting in pes planus, which is difficult to diagnose in the early stage. Prior to the deformity, abnormal internal load transfer and soft tissue attenuation are anticipated. The objective of this study was to investigate the internal load transfer and strain of the ligaments with posterior tibial tendinopathy, and the implications to pes planus and other deformities. METHODS: A three-dimensional finite element model of the foot and ankle was reconstructed from magnetic resonance images of a 28-year-old normal female...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143700/improved-three-dimensional-3d-resolution-of-electron-tomograms-using-robust-mathematical-data-processing-techniques
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Toby Sanders, Ilke Arslan
Electron tomography has become an essential tool for three-dimensional (3D) characterization of nanomaterials. In recent years, advances have been made in specimen preparation and mounting, acquisition geometries, and reconstruction algorithms. All of these components work together to optimize the resolution and clarity of an electron tomogram. However, one important component of the data-processing has received less attention: the 2D tilt series alignment. This is challenging for a number of reasons, namely because the nature of the data sets and the need to be coherently aligned over the full range of angles...
November 16, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142654/correlation-between-nasoalveolar-molding-and-surgical-aesthetic-functional-and-socioeconomic-outcomes-following-primary-repair-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Sophie Maillard, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Mairaj K Ahmed, Peter J Taub
Objectives: The authors performed a systematic review to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of the nasoalveolar molding appliance on nonsyndromic unilateral clefts of the lip and/or palate prior to primary lip repair. Material and Methods: A literature search was performed using three electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science) and three journals ("Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal", "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal" and "American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedic") from January 1980 to April 2017...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141786/intraluminal-thrombus-is-associated-with-early-rupture-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Stephen J Haller, Jeffrey D Crawford, Katherine M Courchaine, Colin J Bohannan, Gregory J Landry, Gregory L Moneta, Amir F Azarbal, Sandra Rugonyi
BACKGROUND: The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated that ILT provides a biomechanical advantage by decreasing wall stress, whereas other studies have associated ILT with aortic wall weakening. It is further unclear why some aneurysms rupture at much smaller diameters than others. In this study, we sought to explore the association between ILT and risk of AAA rupture, particularly in small aneurysms...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141673/a-customized-fixation-plate-with-novel-structure-designed-by-topological-optimization-for-mandibular-angle-fracture-based-on-finite-element-analysis
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Yun-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Fan, Xian-Feng Jiang, Dale A Baur
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, and compare the results of stress, strain and displacement distributions calculated by finite element analysis (FEA). METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) virtual mandible was reconstructed from CT images with a mimic angle fracture and a 1 mm gap between two bone segments, and then a FEA model, including volume mesh with inhomogeneous bone material properties, three loading conditions and constraints (muscles and condyles), was created to design a customized plate using topological optimization method, then the shape of the plate was referenced from the stress concentrated area on an initial part created from thickened bone surface for optimal calculation, and then the plate was formulated as "V" pattern according to dimensions of standard mini-plate finally...
November 15, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140283/templated-sphere-phase-liquid-crystals-for-tunable-random-lasing
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Ziping Chen, Dechun Hu, Xingwu Chen, Deren Zeng, Yungjui Lee, Xiaoxian Chen, Jiangang Lu
A sphere phase liquid crystal (SPLC) composed of three-dimensional twist structures with disclinations among them exists between isotropic phase and blue phase in a very narrow temperature range, about several degrees centigrade. A low concentration polymer template is applied to improve the thermal stability of SPLCs and broadens the temperature range to more than 448 K. By template processing, a wavelength tunable random lasing is demonstrated with dye doped SPLC. With different polymer concentrations, the reconstructed SPLC random lasing may achieve more than 40 nm wavelength continuous shifting by electric field modulation...
November 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139034/vessel-centerline-reconstruction-from-non-isocentric-and-non-orthogonal-paired-monoplane-angiographic-images
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Mie Kunio, Caroline C O'Brien, Augusto C Lopes, Lynn Bailey, Pedro A Lemos, Guillermo J Tearney, Elazer R Edelman
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional reconstruction of a vessel centerline from paired planar coronary angiographic images is critical to reconstruct the complex three-dimensional structure of the coronary artery lumen and the relative positioning of implanted devices. In this study, a new vessel centerline reconstruction method that can utilize non-isocentric and non-orthogonal pairs of angiographic images was developed and tested. METHODS: Our new method was developed in in vitro phantom models of bifurcated coronary artery with and without stent, and then tested in in vivo swine models (twelve coronary arteries)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138688/effect-on-chest-deformation-of-simultaneous-correction-of-pectus-excavatum-with-scoliosis
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Jin-Duo Ye, Guang-Pu Lu, Jing-Jing Feng, Wei-Hong Zhong
Objective: This paper is to understand the effect of simultaneous correction of pectus excavatum with scoliosis and to provide some useful information for clinical orthopedic surgery design. Methods: The method of a three-dimensional reconstruction has been used to the reconstruction of the chest model of pectus excavatum with scoliosis, and the numerical stimulation has been conducted to the process of minimally invasive correction. Three kinds of correction methods have been considered in the numerical simulation, stretch spine, stretch spine and minimally invasive correction at the same time, and release stretch spine after stretch spine and minimally invasive correction of pectus excavatum at the same time...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135976/loss-of-peri-wolffian-duct-stromal-frs2%C3%AE-expression-in-mice-leads-to-abnormal-ureteric-bud-induction-and-vesicoureteral-reflux
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Deepti Narla, Stacey B Slagle, Caitlin M Schaefer, Daniel S Bushnell, Pawan Puri, Carlton M Bates
BackgroundFibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) deletion from murine peri-Wolffian duct stroma (ST) results in aberrant ureteric bud induction, abnormal ureteral insertion into the bladder, and high rates of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). It is unclear which receptor docking protein(s) is/are responsible for Fgfr2 actions in these tissues. We investigated whether the docking protein, fibroblast receptor substrate 2α (Frs2α), had a role in peri-Wolffian duct ST similar to Fgfr2.MethodsWe conditionally deleted Frs2α in peri-Wolffian duct ST with a Tbx18cre mouse line (Frs2α(ST-/-))...
December 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134773/design-and-biological-functionality-of-a-novel-hybrid-ti-6al-4v-hydrogel-system-for-reconstruction-of-bone-defects
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Alok Kumar, K C Nune, R D K Misra
We have designed a unique injectable bioactive hydrogel comprising of alginate, gelatin, and nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite and loaded with osteoblasts, with the ability to infiltrate into three-dimensional Ti-6Al-4V scaffolds with interconnected porous architecture, fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM). A two-step crosslinking process using the EDC/NHS and CaCl2 was adopted and found to be effective in the fabrication of cell-loaded hydrogel/Ti-6Al-4V scaffold system. This hybrid Ti-6Al-4V scaffold/hydrogel system was designed for the reconstruction of bone defects, which are difficult to heal in the absence of suitable support materials...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134065/a-bird-like-skull-in-a-triassic-diapsid-reptile-increases-heterogeneity-of-the-morphological-and-phylogenetic-radiation-of-diapsida
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Adam C Pritchard, Sterling J Nesbitt
The Triassic Period saw the first appearance of numerous amniote lineages (e.g. Lepidosauria, Archosauria, Mammalia) that defined Mesozoic ecosystems following the end Permian Mass Extinction, as well as the first major morphological diversification of crown-group reptiles. Unfortunately, much of our understanding of this event comes from the record of large-bodied reptiles (total body length > 1 m). Here we present a new species of drepanosaurid (small-bodied, chameleon-like diapsids) from the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of New Mexico...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133212/quantitative-and-systems-pharmacology-2-in-silico-polypharmacology-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-ligands-via-network-based-approaches
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Zengrui Wu, Weiqiang Lu, Weiwei Yu, Tianduanyi Wang, Weihua Li, Guixia Liu, Hankun Zhang, Xiufeng Pang, Jin Huang, Mingyao Liu, Feixiong Cheng, Yun Tang
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest super family with more than 800 membrane receptors. Currently, over 30% of the approved drugs target human GPCRs. However, only approximately 30 human GPCRs have been resolved three-dimensional crystal structures, which limits traditional structure-based drug discovery. Recent advances in network-based systems pharmacology approaches have demonstrated powerful strategies for identifying new targets of GPCR ligands. In this study, we proposed a network-based systems pharmacology framework for comprehensive identification of new drug-target interactions on GPCRs...
November 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131764/nongynecologic-findings-seen-at-pelvic-us
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Akram M Shaaban, Maryam Rezvani, Jeffrey D Olpin, Anne M Kennedy, Ayman H Gaballah, Bryan R Foster, Christine O Menias, Khaled M Elsayes
Ultrasonography (US) is frequently the first imaging modality used to examine women with symptoms involving the pelvis. It is widely available and involves no exposure to ionizing radiation. Images can be acquired with a transabdominal, endovaginal, or translabial approach, and the use of video clips and three-dimensional reconstructions can be helpful. US is excellent for assessment of the uterus, ovaries, and adnexa. Occasionally, nongynecologic pelvic diseases arising from the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems and the pelvic peritoneal and extraperitoneal spaces may be detected and can be a source of diagnostic dilemma...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128913/radiographic-markers-for-measuring-tibial-rotation-based-on-ct-reconstructed-radiographs-an-accuracy-and-feasibility-study
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David Hakimian, Amal Khoury, Rami Mosheiff, Meir Liebergall, Yoram A Weil
OBJECTIVES: Malreduction in the axial plane (malrotation) following tibial fracture surgery is often undiagnosed. A few clinical and radiographic methods have been proposed for measuring tibial rotation intraoperatively, yet have failed to match the accuracy of computed tomography (CT). The aim of this study was to develop radiographic tools for future intraoperative assessment of the tibial shaft rotation profile. METHODS: The setting was a laboratory computerized analysis...
November 11, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124344/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-angiography-reconstruction-of-the-origin-of-the-uterine-artery-and-its-clinical-significance
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Alexandra Arfi, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Vincent Barrau, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Cyril Touboul
PURPOSE: In women, the uterine artery is the main branch of the internal iliac artery, vascularizing most of the uterus. Knowledge of its origin and variations is essential during extensive gynaecological surgery and interventional radiological procedures. We aimed to investigate its origin and explore its anatomical variations by three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computed tomography (CT) angiography. METHODS: This was a retrospective, monocentric observational study involving CT scans of the abdomen and lower limbs of women < 50 years old with 3D reconstructed CT images of the internal and external iliac arterial axes...
November 9, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124002/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-late-post-traumatic-orbital-wall-defects-by-customized-implants-using-cad-cam-3d-stereolithographic-models-a-case-report
#17
Vignesh U, Divya Mehrotra, Dichen, Vaibhav Anand, Debraj Howlader
Aim: Purpose of this case report is to highlight the precision and accuracy obtained with patient specific implants for orbital reconstruction designed on the basis of volumetric analysis of orbital computed tomographic scan (CT) scans using virtual planning, computerised designing and manufacturing and stereolithographic models to correct late post-traumatic orbital deformities such as enophthalmos and diplopia. Material and methods: This case report describes a patient who visited our outpatient clinic for correction of enophthalmos and persistent diplopia in upward gaze, seven months post trauma...
September 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123673/cryo-em-reconstruction-of-the-chlororibosome-to-3-2%C3%A2-%C3%A3-resolution-within-24%C3%A2-h
#18
Björn O Forsberg, Shintaro Aibara, Dari Kimanius, Bijoya Paul, Erik Lindahl, Alexey Amunts
The introduction of direct detectors and the automation of data collection in cryo-EM have led to a surge in data, creating new opportunities for advancing computational processing. In particular, on-the-fly workflows that connect data collection with three-dimensional reconstruction would be valuable for more efficient use of cryo-EM and its application as a sample-screening tool. Here, accelerated on-the-fly analysis is reported with optimized organization of the data-processing tools, image acquisition and particle alignment that make it possible to reconstruct the three-dimensional density of the 70S chlororibosome to 3...
November 1, 2017: IUCrJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119372/anatomical-considerations-of-c2-lamina-for-the-placement-of-translaminar-screw-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
D Chytas, D S Korres, G C Babis, N E Efstathopoulos, E C Papadopoulos, K Markatos, V S Nikolaou
PURPOSE: The thorough knowledge of C2 lamina anatomy is essential for the avoidance of complications during screw fixation. We performed a review of the literature, aiming to detect what was found about anatomical feasibility of C2 translaminar fixation in different populations, along with possible recommendations for the avoidance of complications, and to detect whether factors such as race or gender could influence axis lamina anatomy and fixation feasibility. METHODS: We performed a search in PubMed and Cochrane database of systematic reviews for studies which correlated axis lamina anatomy with fixation feasibility...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119104/usefulness-of-computed-tomography-image-processing-by-osirix-software-in-detecting-wooden-and-bamboo-foreign-bodies
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Shinpei Matsuda, Hitoshi Yoshimura, Hisato Yoshida, Takashi Ryoke, Takashi Yoshida, Naoyuki Aikawa, Kazuo Sano
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of reconstructed computed tomography (CT) images using OsiriX software in detecting wooden and bamboo foreign bodies. Methods: Four sizes of wet and dry wooden and bamboo foreign bodies were selected to be analyzed. Those in the air and in the head of edible swine were scanned with a multidetector row CT scanner. The images were evaluated with OsiriX software in the bone and the abdomen window setting as unprocessed images...
2017: BioMed Research International
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