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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107413/improving-the-conservation-of-mediterranean-chondrichthyans-the-elasmomed-dna-barcode-reference-library
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Alessia Cariani, Silvia Messinetti, Alice Ferrari, Marco Arculeo, Juan J Bonello, Leanne Bonnici, Rita Cannas, Pierluigi Carbonara, Alessandro Cau, Charis Charilaou, Najib El Ouamari, Fabio Fiorentino, Maria Cristina Follesa, Germana Garofalo, Daniel Golani, Ilaria Guarniero, Robert Hanner, Farid Hemida, Omar Kada, Sabrina Lo Brutto, Cecilia Mancusi, Gabriel Morey, Patrick J Schembri, Fabrizio Serena, Letizia Sion, Marco Stagioni, Angelo Tursi, Nedo Vrgoc, Dirk Steinke, Fausto Tinti
Cartilaginous fish are particularly vulnerable to anthropogenic stressors and environmental change because of their K-selected reproductive strategy. Accurate data from scientific surveys and landings are essential to assess conservation status and to develop robust protection and management plans. Currently available data are often incomplete or incorrect as a result of inaccurate species identifications, due to a high level of morphological stasis, especially among closely related taxa. Moreover, several diagnostic characters clearly visible in adult specimens are less evident in juveniles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104459/validation-of-the-intervertebral-disc-histological-degeneration-score-in-cervical-intervertebral-discs-and-their-endplates
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Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Brandon Michael Henry, Tomasz Gładysz, Roman Głowacki, Jerzy A Walocha, Romana Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Vertebral joints consist of intervertebral discs (IVDs) and cartilaginous endplates (EP) that lie superiorly and inferiorly to the IVDs and separate them from the adjacent vertebral bodies. With ageing, both IVDs and EPs undergo degeneration. The Histologic Degeneration Score (HDS) is a grading system which microscopically evaluates the degree of degeneration in lumbar discs and predicts it with high accuracy basing on several histological markers of IVD and EP. There is currently a lack of validated histologic grading schemes for cervical spine degeneration...
January 16, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101674/posterior-tail-development-in-the-salamander-eurycea-cirrigera-exploring-cellular-dynamics-across-life-stages
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Janet L Vaglia, Chet Fornari, Paula K Evans
During embryogenesis, the body axis elongates and specializes. In vertebrate groups such as salamanders and lizards, elongation of the posterior body axis (tail) continues throughout life. This phenomenon of post-embryonic tail elongation via addition of vertebrae has remained largely unexplored, and little is known about the underlying developmental mechanisms that promote vertebral addition. Our research investigated tail elongation across life stages in a non-model salamander species, Eurycea cirrigera (Plethodontidae)...
January 18, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101355/undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-gallbladder-with-endothelial-differentiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yoshitaka Furuya, Kenzo Hiroshima, Takashi Wakahara, Harutoshi Akimoto, Hironobu Yanagie, Kenichi Harigaya, Hiroshi Yasuhara
Undifferentiated carcinoma of the gallbladder is a rare cancer type with a poor prognosis. The present study described a case of undifferentiated gallbladder carcinoma of the spindle- and giant-cell type, according to the 2010 World Health Organization classification. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed that the tumor consisted of dense interlacing bundles of spindle-shaped cells. No evidence of cartilaginous, osseous or rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation was observed. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that spindle- and polygonal-shaped cells of the undifferentiated carcinoma were positive for cytokeratin AE1/3, vimentin and vascular endothelial growth factor...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097228/kappa-opioid-receptor-signaling-protects-cartilage-tissue-against-posttraumatic-degeneration
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Ling Wu, Shu Zhang, Ruzanna Shkhyan, Siyoung Lee, Francesca Gullo, Claire D Eliasberg, Frank A Petrigliano, Kai Ba, Jing Wang, Yunfeng Lin, Denis Evseenko
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and pain relief with opioid-like drugs is a commonly used therapeutic for osteoarthritic patients. Recent studies published by our group showed that the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) is highly expressed during human development in joint-forming cells. However, the precise role of this receptor in the skeletal system remains elusive. The main aim of the current study was to investigate the role of KOR signaling in synovial and cartilaginous tissues in pathological conditions...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090449/ultrashort-time-to-echo-magnetic-resonance-techniques-for-the-musculoskeletal-system
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REVIEW
Palanan Siriwanarangsun, Sheronda Statum, Reni Biswas, Won C Bae, Christine B Chung
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been widely implemented as a non-invasive modality to investigate musculoskeletal (MSK) tissue disease, injury, and pathology. Advancements in MR sequences provide not only enhanced morphologic contrast for soft tissues, but also quantitative biochemical evaluation. Ultrashort time to echo (UTE) sequence, in particular, enables novel morphologic and quantitative evaluation of previously unseen MSK tissues. By using short minimum echo times (TE) below 1 msec, the UTE sequence can unveil short T2 properties of tissues including the deepest layers of the articular cartilage, cartilaginous endplate at the discovertebral junction, the meniscus, and the cortical bone...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080920/phaeohyphomycosis-associated-with-ossification-of-the-skull-and-cervical-vertebrae-in-a-swell-shark-cephaloscyllium-ventriosum
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Claire D Erlacher-Reid, Hendrik H Nollens, Todd L Schmitt, Judy St Leger, Sarena Sunico
A female, captive bred, juvenile swell shark ( Cephaloscyllium ventriosum ) was observed swimming in tight circles and rolling. Radiographs and computed tomography of this individual revealed extensive cartilage mineralization of the skull and cranial cervical vertebrae compared with diagnostic images of clinically healthy conspecifics. Gross necropsy and histopathologic examination revealed ossification and fibrosis of the cartilaginous matrix of the skull and cervical vertebrae with deep invasion by a pigmented hyphal fungus...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070690/reconstruction-of-defects-of-the-trachea
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Margot Den Hondt, Jan Jeroen Vranckx
The trachea has a complex anatomy to fulfill its tasks. Its unique fibro-cartilaginous structure maintains an open conduit during respiration, and provides vertical elasticity for deglutition, mobility of the neck and speech. Blood vessels pierce the intercartilaginous ligaments to perfuse the ciliated epithelium, which ensures effective mucociliary clearance. Removal of a tracheal segment affected by benign or malignant disease requires airtight restoration of the continuity of the tube. When direct approximation of both tracheal ends is no longer feasible, a reconstruction is needed...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070593/-morphological-investigations-of-deep-sole-ulcers-in-cattle-part-1-the-complicated-rusterholz-ulcer
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Susanne Gehringer, Matthias Müller, Johann Maierl
OBJECTIVE: In the context of a larger study on morphological changes of deep sole ulcers, claws with Rusterholz ulcer (RU) were investigated to describe the varied pathological changes of the RU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hind limbs of 55 cows displaying external signs of complicated sole ulcers were examined externally and internally. To examine the samples internally, a sagittal section was performed. Furthermore, the material was examined histologically and after bone maceration...
January 10, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069589/analysis-of-the-fgfr2c342y-mouse-model-shows-condensation-defects-due-to-misregulation-of-sox9-expression-in-prechondrocytic-mesenchyme
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Emma Peskett, Samin Kumar, William Baird, Janhvi Jaiswal, Ming Li, Priyanca Patel, Jonathan A Britto, Erwin Pauws
Syndromic craniosynostosis caused by mutations in FGFR2 is characterised by developmental pathology in both endochondral and membranous skeletogenesis. Detailed phenotypic characterisation of features in the membranous calvarium, the endochondral cranial base and other structures in the axial and appendicular skeleton has not been performed at embryonic stages. We investigated bone development in the Crouzon mouse model (Fgfr2(C342Y)) at pre- and post-ossification stages to improve understanding of the underlying pathogenesis...
January 9, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069513/structure-and-mechanical-implications-of-the-pectoral-fin-skeleton-in-the-longnose-skate-chondrichthyes-batoidea
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Wei Huang, Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp, Jae-Young Jung, Philip A Hastings, Vlado A Lubarda, Joanna McKittrick
Animal propulsion systems are believed to show high energy and mechanical efficiency in assisting movement compared to artificial designs. As an example, batoid fishes have very light cartilaginous skeletons that facilitate their elegant swimming via enlarged wing-like pectoral fins. The aim of this work is to illustrate the hierarchical structure of the pectoral fin of a representative batoid, the Longnose Skate (Raja rhina), and explain the mechanical implications of its structural design. At the macro level, the pectoral fins are comprised of radially oriented fin rays, formed by staggered mineralized skeletal elements stacked end-to-end...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068797/percutaneous-hallux-valgus-surgery-without-distal-metatarsal-articular-angle-correction
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Eusebio Crespo Romero, Alvaro Arcas Ordoño, Raquel Peñuela Candel, Silvia Gómez Gómez, Angel Arias Arias, Jaime Gálvez González, Ricardo Crespo Romero
BACKGROUND: Many factors are considered predictors of recurrence after hallux valgus (HV) surgery, including preoperative distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA). The restoration of the bone and joint alignment would be more important than realigning the cartilaginous surface of the metatarsal head. Therefore, is DMAA correction essential for a good clinical and radiological results after HV surgery? This study aims to illustrate the results of percutaneous forefoot surgery (PFS) for correction of HV deformity without DMAA correction...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062966/the-existence-of-a-natural-plica-at-the-anatomical-base-of-the-antihelix-and-its-surgical-importance-to-address-protruding-ears-an-anatomicosurgical-study
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Miguel Marques Oliveira, Daniel Sousa Marques Oliveira, Gustavo Sousa Marques Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Protruding ears represent the main abnormality of the external ear, which has required numerous anatomic and surgical studies. Most studies give attention to the absence of the antihelix as the anatomic defect responsible for the clinical deformity of the lateral aspect of the ear that leads to its anteversion. The reason for this study is the controversial origin of the fold of the antihelix within the auricle framework, a field of interest for aesthetic otoplasty. The current study examined the medial surface of the cartilaginous ear frame from cadaver specimens with right morphology to investigate the starting point of the fold of the antihelix...
January 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062301/evolution-of-specificity-in-cartilaginous-fish-glycoprotein-hormones-and-receptors
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Hanna B Buechi, Jamie T Bridgham
Glycoprotein hormones (GpH) interact very specifically with their receptors to mediate hypothalamic - pituitary - peripheral gland endocrine signaling. Vertebrates typically have three functionally distinct GpH endocrine signaling complexes: follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and thyroid-stimulating hormone, and their receptors. Each hormone consists of a common α subunit bound to one of three different β subunits. Individual hormone subunits and receptors are present in genomes of early metazoans, and a subset of hormone subunits and receptors has been recently characterized in sea lamprey...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059901/conservative-surgery-for-laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-a-review-of-the-most-recently-proposed-approaches
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Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Piero Nicolai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to describe the most recent technical nuances for resection and reconstruction of Grade 1 and 2 laryngeal chondrosarcomas, with a special emphasis on those located at the level of the cricoid plate, which is the site of origin of the vast majority of these rare tumours. RECENT FINDINGS: Even though inherently based on retrospective small clinical series or anecdotal case reports, a number of studies have been recently published focusing on conservative transoral and open-neck surgical procedures aimed at an oncologically sound removal of the tumour together with organ and function preservation...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045839/the-use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-management-of-minimally-displaced-or-nondisplaced-lateral-humeral-condyle-fractures-in-children
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Gregory Haillotte, Manon Bachy, Marion Delpont, Reda Kabbaj, Hubert Ducou le Pointe, Raphaël Vialle
OBJECTIVES: Fractures of the lateral humeral condyle are common in children. Nondisplaced fractures are managed with cast immobilization and frequent radiographic follow-up. Possibility of assessing the displacement and stability of such fractures may be helpful in planning the initial treatment and survey. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be a useful tool in determining the stability of lateral condyle in children. We propose to investigate the use of MRI in such indication. METHODS: Fourteen patients presenting with a minimally displaced or nondisplaced fracture were initially treated with a long arm cast and had an MRI within 5 days of injury...
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035307/long-standing-chin-augmenting-costochondral-graft-creating-a-diagnostic-challenge-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Fatma Fayez Badr, Mark Mintline, Axel Ruprecht, Donald Cohen, Barton R Blumberg, Madhu K Nair
To our knowledge, the imaging features of costochondral grafts (CCGs) on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) have not been documented in the literature. We present the case of a CCG in the facial soft tissue to the anterior mandible, with changes mimicking a cartilaginous neoplasm. This is the first report to describe the CBCT imaging features of a long-standing graft in the anterior mandible. Implants or grafts may be incidental findings on radiographic images made for unrelated purposes. Although most are well-defined and radiographically homogeneous, being of relatively inert non-biological material, immune reactions to some grafts may stimulate alterations in the appearance of surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033644/dome-division-a-viable-technique-today
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Armando Boccieri, Sebastiano Sciuto, Valerio Cervelli, Michele Pascali
Dome division can still be regarded as a valid surgical procedure today in some particular cases of revision rhinoplasty where the scarring is so extensive as to make precise isolation of the alar cartilages impossible. The presence of asymmetry of the nasal tip, a recurrent feature in the results of rhinoplasty, constitutes the primary indication, as division makes it immediately possible to restore balance between the two domes in such cases. The technique also proves useful in cases of overprojection of the tip as a result of rhinoplasty...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033642/isotretinoin-use-in-thick-skinned-rhinoplasty-patients
#19
Roxana Cobo, Liliana Vitery
One of the characteristics of mestizo patients can be the thick sebaceous skin associated with a poor osteocartilaginous underlying nasal structure. In spite of using a proper structural approach where grafts and sutures are used to define the nasal tip, frequently the results are suboptimal. Surgical techniques have been described to reduce the thickness of the skin-soft tissue envelope, but these frequently give unreliable results. The monitored use of isotretinoin given orally as a complement after performing a rhinoplasty can adequately control the production of the sebaceous glands and thin the skin-subcutaneous tissue envelope in a uniform fashion without compromising the underlying bony and cartilaginous structures of the nose...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032167/facing-the-worst-risk-confronting-the-dorsal-nasal-artery-implication-for-non-surgical-procedures-of-nasal-augmentation
#20
Tanvaa Tansatit, Prawit Apinuntrum, Thavorn Phetudom
BACKGROUND: The nose is a dangerous site for filler injection. This study investigated the anatomy of the dorsal nasal artery at the upper part of the nose to clarify how ocular complications occur. METHODS: Dissections were performed in 50 noses of the embalmed cadavers. Either the soft embalming or formaldehyde embalming processes were used. RESULTS: The dorsal nasal artery is not a constant artery. The artery traveled in the subcutaneous tissue layer of the nasal dorsum on the transverse nasalis muscle and its midline nasal aponeurosis which connected the muscles on both sides...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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