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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646430/mechanical-strength-assessment-of-a-drilled-hole-in-the-contralateral-cortex-at-the-end-of-the-open-wedge-for-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Arnaud Diffo Kaze, Stefan Maas, Alexander Hoffmann, Dietrich Pape
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate, by means of finite element analysis, the effect of a drill hole at the end of a horizontal osteotomy to reduce the risk of lateral cortex fracture while performing an opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO). The question was whether drilling a hole relieves stress and increases the maximum correction angle without fracture of the lateral cortex depending on the ductility of the cortical bone. METHODS: Two different types of osteotomy cuts were considered; one with a drill hole (diameter 5 mm) and the other without the hole...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645604/posterior-paramedian-approach-to-a-ventrally-located-spinal-meningioma
#2
Han Soo Chang
BACKGROUND: To approach a ventral spinal pathology, a lateral viewing angle is often required. However, lateral approaches to the spine are usually more technically demanding and require certain amount of surgical expertise. In this report, we describe a simple and easy technique to obtain the lateral viewing angle to the ventral spinal pathology. CASE DESCRIPTION: The technique is demonstrated in a ventrally located meningioma at C2 level. Axial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a square posterior shift of the spinal cord with little lateral space, which necessitated a more lateral viewing angle than the conventional posterior approach...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643908/jaw-mechanics-in-dolichofacial-and-brachyfacial-phenotypes-a-longitudinal-cephalometric-based-study
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L R Iwasaki, Y Liu, H Liu, J C Nickel
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether dolichofacial (Frankfort horizontal mandibular plane angle (FHMPA) ≥30°) vs brachyfacial (FHMPA ≤22°) phenotypes differ in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) loads and whether these differences correlate longitudinally with mandibular ramus height (Condylion-Gonion, Co-Go). SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Lateral and posteroanterior cephalographs from ten dolichofacial and ten brachyfacial individuals made at average ages of 6 (T1), 12 (T2) and 18 (T3) years and available online (http://www...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642061/the-basic-reproduction-number-of-vector-borne-plant-virus-epidemics
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Frank Van den Bosch, Michael J Jeger
The basic reproduction number R0 is a key parameter in plant disease epidemiology, which largely determines whether or not an epidemic will occur in a plant population. The next generation matrix approach to deriving and calculating the basic reproduction number of a plant virus epidemic is described. The approach is illustrated through a series of examples of increasing complexity, ranging from the simplest case of one vector transmitting one virus to a single host, to the case of multiple vectors, to combined horizontal (vector) and vertical (seed) transmission, and where vector control using insecticides is practised...
June 19, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636609/genomic-and-phenotypic-characterisation-of-fluoroquinolone-resistance-mechanisms-in-enterobacteriaceae-in-durban-south-africa
#5
John Osei Sekyere, Daniel Gyamfi Amoako
Resistance to fluoroquinolones (FQ) is being increasingly reported and found to be mediated by efflux pumps, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes (PMQR) and mutations in gyrA, gyrB, parC and parE. However, studies reporting on FQ resistance mechanisms (FQRM), particularly in Africa, are focused mostly on Salmonella. This study used a whole-genome-based approach to describe FQRM in forty-eight clinical Enterobacteriaceae isolates comprising of Klebsiella pneumoniae (n = 21), Serratia marcescens (n = 12), Enterobacter spp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633990/cellular-gauge-symmetry-and-the-li-organization-principle-a-mathematical-addendum-quantifying-energetic-dynamics-in-physical-and-biological-systems-through-a-simple-geometric-tool-and-geodetic-curves
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Alexander Yurkin, Arturo Tozzi, James F Peters, Pedro C Marijuán
The present Addendum complements the accompanying paper "Cellular Gauge Symmetry and the Li Organization Principle"; it illustrates a recently-developed geometrical physical model able to assess electronic movements and energetic paths in atomic shells. The model describes a multi-level system of circular, wavy and zigzag paths which can be projected onto a horizontal tape. This model ushers in a visual interpretation of the distribution of atomic electrons' energy levels and the corresponding quantum numbers through rather simple tools, such as compasses, rulers and straightforward calculations...
June 17, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628808/quantitative-image-analysis-of-the-shape-and-size-of-circular-wound-sites-generated-by-vertically-stamped-scratches
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Tae Young Kim, In Hyuk Jang, Dong Yeol Han, Won Gu Lee
A protocol for quantitative image analysis of wound generation is important to better understand the integrative process of wound healing and the closure mechanism. Here, we present a method for quantitative analysis of microscopic images of circular wound sites generated by vertically stamped scratches. To demonstrate proof-of-concept validation, we used two types of mechanical stamping tools, a mechanical pencil lead (type 1; brittle) and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) pillars (type 2; ductile), to create circular wound sites...
June 9, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618791/broadband-classification-and-statistics-of-echoes-from-aggregations-of-fish-measured-by-long-range-mid-frequency-sonar
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Benjamin A Jones, Timothy K Stanton, John A Colosi, Roger C Gauss, Joseph M Fialkowski, J Michael Jech
For horizontal-looking sonar systems operating at mid-frequencies (1-10 kHz), scattering by fish with resonant gas-filled swimbladders can dominate seafloor and surface reverberation at long-ranges (i.e., distances much greater than the water depth). This source of scattering, which can be difficult to distinguish from other sources of scattering in the water column or at the boundaries, can add spatio-temporal variability to an already complex acoustic record. Sparsely distributed, spatially compact fish aggregations were measured in the Gulf of Maine using a long-range broadband sonar with continuous spectral coverage from 1...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618600/relation-between-the-porosity-and-tortuosity-of-a-membrane-formed-by-disconnected-irregular-pores-and-the-spatial-diffusion-coefficient-of-the-fick-jacobs-model
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Aldo Ledesma-Durán, S I Hernández, Iván Santamaría-Holek
In this work, we provide a theoretical relationship between the spatial-dependent diffusion coefficient derived in the Fick-Jacobs (FJ) approximation and the macroscopic diffusion coefficient of a membrane that depends on the porosity, tortuosity, and the constriction factors. Based on simple mass conservation arguments under equilibrium as well as in nonequilibrium conditions, we generalize previous expressions for the effective diffusion coefficient of an irregular pore, originally obtained by Festa and d'Agliano for horizontal and periodic pores, and then extended by Bradley for tortuous periodic pores, to the case of pores with arbitrary geometry...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618593/wetting-and-dewetting-processes-in-the-axial-retraction-of-liquid-filaments
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Pablo D Ravazzoli, Ingrith Cuellar, Alejandro G González, Javier A Diez
We study the hydrodynamic mechanisms involved in the motion of the contact line formed at the end region of a liquid filament laying on a planar and horizontal substrate. Since the flow develops under partially wetting conditions, the tip of the filament recedes and forms a bulged region (head) that subsequently develops a neck region behind it. Later the neck breaks up leading to a separated drop, while the rest of the filament restarts the sequence. One main feature of this flow is that the whole dynamics and final drop shapes are strongly influenced by the hysteresis of the contact angle typical in most of the liquid-substrate systems...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618357/visualisation-study-on-pseudomonas-migulae-an-1-transport-in-saturated-porous-media
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Dan Qu, Hejun Ren, Rui Zhou, Yongsheng Zhao
Influence of granular size and groundwater flow rate on transport of Pseudomonas migulae AN-1 in saturated porous media was non-invasively and visually investigated with a novel imaging technique based on our previously established green fluorescent protein-tagging approach. AN-1 was transported faster than water was. The finer the media were, the greater the enhancement of bacterial velocity was. Mass recovery (MR) increased, while deposition rate coefficient (Kc) decreased, with increasing granular size. Similar and linear trends of MR and Kc, respectively, were quantitatively observed with increasing water flow rate...
June 7, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614201/role-of-lymphovascular-invasion-in-pattern-c-invasive-endocervical-adenocarcinoma
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Andres A Roma, Kay J Park, Hao Xie, Andrea D De Vivar, Isabel Alvarado-Cabrero, Joanne K L Rutgers, Denise Barbuto, Elvio G Silva
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) has been reported as an independent predictor of patient outcome in cervical carcinoma. However, not all studies support independent significance, especially in multivariable analyses. A risk stratification system recently introduced for endocervical adenocarcinoma was reported to better predict risk of lymph node (LN) metastasis. A subset of patients with tumors with pattern C features had LN metastasis and died of disease. In this study, we determined whether LVI had any additional significance in this subset of tumors...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612493/flow-regulated-growth-of-titanium-dioxide-tio2-nanotubes-in-microfluidics
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Rong Fan, Xinye Chen, Zihao Wang, David Custer, Jiandi Wan
Electrochemical anodization of titanium (Ti) in a static, bulk condition is used widely to fabricate self-organized TiO2 nanotube arrays. Such bulk approaches, however, require extended anodization times to obtain long TiO2 nanotubes and produce only vertically aligned nanotubes. To date, it remains challenging to develop effective strategies to grow long TiO2 nanotubes in a short period of time, and to control the nanotube orientation. Here, it is shown that the anodic growth of TiO2 nanotubes is significantly enhanced (≈16-20 times faster) under flow conditions in microfluidics...
June 14, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609701/the-3d-pelvic-inclination-correction-system-pics-a-universally-applicable-coordinate-system-for-isovolumetric-imaging-measurements-tested-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-pop
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Caecilia S Reiner, Tom Williamson, Thomas Winklehner, Sean Lisse, Daniel Fink, John O L DeLancey, Cornelia Betschart
In pelvic organ prolapse (POP), the organs are pushed downward along the lines of gravity, so measurements along this longitudinal body axis are desirable. We propose a universally applicable 3D coordinate system that corrects for changes in pelvic inclination and that allows the localization of any point in the pelvis at rest or under dynamic conditions on magnetic resonance images (MRI) of pelvic floor disorders in a scanner- and software independent manner. The proposed 3D coordinate system called 3D Pelvic Inclination Correction System (PICS) is constructed utilizing four bony landmark points, with the origin set at the inferior pubic point, and three additional points at the sacrum (sacrococcygeal joint) and both ischial spines, which are clearly visible on MRI images...
June 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609492/correlation-of-three-dimensional-radiologic-data-with-subsequent-treatment-approach-in-patients-with-peri-implantitis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Philip Bender, Giovanni E Salvi, Daniel Buser, Anton Sculean, Michael M Bornstein
The purpose of this retrospective radiographic study was to evaluate and correlate the dimensions and morphology of peri-implant bone defects as determined via cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans with regard to the selected treatment approach. Vertical and horizontal peri-implant bone defects (mesial, distal, mesio-oral, mesiobuccal, disto-oral, distobuccal, oral, and buccal) in peri-implantitis cases were measured. Three-dimensional data and defect morphology were correlated to the treatment approach chosen (explantation versus implant retention)...
July 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605565/puncture-of-cerebellar-horizontal-fissure-for-retrosigmoid-approach-a-prospective-and-quantitative-analysis
#16
Chang Kyu Park, Sung Ho Lee, Bong Arm Rhee, Seok Keun Choi
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage is important in retrosigmoid approached surgery; however, in some cases, it is not feasible due to cerebellar swelling. OBJECTIVE: To introduce a method, puncture of the horizontal fissure of the cerebellum, which can reduce the cerebellum to easily obtain a good operative corridor and slowly drain CSF. METHODS: Between January and December 2014, we estimated the precise location of the horizontal fissure in 56 patients who underwent surgery via a retrosigmoid approach...
June 10, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604223/soft-tissue-enhancement-combined-with-biologically-oriented-preparation-technique-bopt-to-correct-volumetric-bone-defects-a-clinical-case-report
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Davide Rancitelli, Pierpaolo Poli, Marco Cicciù, Francesco Lini, Rachele Roncucci, Gabriele Cervino, Carlo Maiorana
The aim of the present case report was to illustrate how to obtain an ideal alveolar ridge contour by means of peri-implant soft tissues management combined with the prosthetic approach of the biologically oriented preparation technique (BOPT). A patient presenting a moderate vertical and horizontal bone loss in the posterior maxilla was treated with sinus floor elevation and contextual implant placement. During the re-entry procedure, the horizontal defect was corrected with an apically repositioned flap combined with a connective tissue graft...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602922/the-spheno-pterional-point-a-strategic-point-for-burr-role-placement-in-frontotemporal-craniotomies
#18
Baltazar Leão Reis, Roberto Leal da Silveira, Sebastião Nataniel Silva Gusmão
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal craniotomies are the most commonly performed neurosurgical approaches. We studied the external bony landmarks on the lateral surface of the skull to identify a "strategic" point where both the anterior and middle cranial fossae are exposed simultaneously during frontotemporal craniotomies through a single burr hole placed over the greater wing of sphenoid bone (spheno-pterional point). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to anatomically define the spheno-pterional point via craniometric measurements taken on the lateral surface of the human skull...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602817/on-memories-neural-ensembles-and-mental-flexibility
#19
Dimitris A Pinotsis, Scott L Brincat, Earl K Miller
Memories are assumed to be represented by groups of co-activated neurons, called neural ensembles. Describing ensembles is a challenge: complexity of the underlying micro-circuitry is immense. Current approaches use a piecemeal fashion, focusing on single neurons and employing local measures like pairwise correlations. We introduce an alternative approach that identifies ensembles and describes the effective connectivity between them in a holistic fashion. It also links the oscillatory frequencies observed in ensembles with the spatial scales at which activity is expressed...
June 9, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601994/radiologic-features-of-dropped-head-syndrome-in-the-overall-sagittal-alignment-of-the-spine
#20
Kazuki Hashimoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Terumasa Ikeda, Masao Akagi
PURPOSE: Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a rare clinical entity which is defined as a chin-on-chest deformity in the standing or sitting position, resulting from sagittal imbalance of the cervical region. The purpose of the present study was to clarify the radiologic features of DHS in the overall sagittal alignment of the spine. We also investigated the changes in sagittal alignment after correction surgery for DHS. METHODS: Twenty DHS patients [1 male and 19 female, with an average age of 78...
June 10, 2017: European Spine Journal
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