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Distal Thrombectomy for Acute Anterior Circulation Stroke with Chronic Large Vessel Occlusion.

World Neurosurg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Neurology, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, 250014, Shandong, China. Electronic address:

Background: Endovascular therapy has been increasingly recommended for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion of the anterior circulation. However, occlusions of the distal cerebral artery are not uncommon and may cause clinical deficits, especially when combined with ipsilateral chronic large vessel occlusion. Therefore, in this patient population, the recognition of chronic occlusion and recanalization of the distal occlusive artery might be of great value for flow compensation. Read More

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December 2018

Topological design, permeability and mechanical behavior of additively manufactured functionally graded porous metallic biomaterials.

Acta Biomater 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands.

Recent advances in additive manufacturing (AM) have enabled the fabrication of functionally graded porous biomaterials (FGPBs) for application as orthopedic implants and bone substitutes. Here, we present a step-wise topological design of FGPB based on diamond unit cells to mimic the structure of the femoral diaphysis. The FGPB was manufactured from Ti-6Al-4V powder using the selective laser melting (SLM) technique. Read More

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December 2018

Parental and family predictors of fruits and vegetables in elementary school Children's home-packed lunches across a school week.

Appetite 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis 1309 Hart Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616, USA. Electronic address:

Home-packed lunches have been found to be of lower nutritional quality than school-bought lunches, yet little is known about family-based factors associated with lunch packing. The current exploratory study examines parental and family predictors of fruits and vegetables packed in lunches, hypothesizing parents' nutrition knowledge and authoritative parenting as well as children's involvement in lunch decisions would relate to packing more fruits and vegetables, while financial difficulties would relate to packing fewer. Ninety parent-child dyads from 4th-6th grade participated for 5 consecutive school days. Read More

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December 2018

GNAQ Mutations in Diffuse and Solitary Choroidal Hemangiomas.

Ophthalmology 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.

Purpose: GNAQ mutations have been identified in port wine stains (both syndromic and non-syndromic) and melanocytic ocular neoplasms. This study investigates the presence of GNAQ mutations in diffuse- (those associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)) and solitary choroidal hemangiomas.

Participants: Tissue from 11 patients with the following diagnoses: port wine stain (n = 3), diffuse choroidal hemangioma (n = 1), solitary choroidal hemangioma (n = 6), choroidal nevus (n =1) METHODS: Ten specimens were interrogated with Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets (MSK-IMPACT), a hybridization capture-based next-generation sequencing assay for targeted deep sequencing of all exons and selected introns of 468 key cancer genes in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumors. Read More

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December 2018

The digitally replicated denture technique: A case report.

J Esthet Restor Dent 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

ROE Dental Laboratory, Independence, Ohio.

Objective: Conventional complete denture protocols require several patient appointments with multiple laboratory procedures. There are multiple workflows incorporating digital technology that can expedite the process, whereas increasing predictability. The proposed digitally replicated denture technique (DRDT) demonstrates a predictable workflow for fabricating complete dentures for patients with existing dentures. Read More

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December 2018

Digital pathology is a practical alternative to on-site intra-operative frozen section diagnosis in thoracic surgery.

Histopathology 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Thoracic Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Telepathology uses digitised image transfer to allow off-site reporting of histopathology slides. This technology could facilitate the centralisation of pathology services, which may improve their quality and cost-effectiveness. The benefits may be most apparent in frozen section reporting, where turnaround times are vital. Read More

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December 2018

The Effects of High Dynamic Range on Fingerprint Images Processed by Photoshop.

Authors:
Hungngai Chuk

J Forensic Sci 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Forensic Science Department, George Washington University, 2400 Virginia Avenue, NW, C926, Washington, DC, 20037.

High dynamic range (HDR) imaging is a function that combines five images with different exposures into a single image. This technique may provide fine ridge details of fingerprint images for forensic latent fingerprint examination. Therefore, viewing fingerprints under optimal conditions is of paramount importance. Read More

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December 2018

Physiological in vitro sacroiliac joint motion: a study on three-dimensional posterior pelvic ring kinematics.

J Anat 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Dresden, Germany.

The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a well-known source of low back and pelvic pain, of increasing interest for both conservative and surgical treatment. Alterations in the kinematics of the pelvis have been hypothesized as a major cause of SIJ-related pain. However, definitions of both the range and the extent of physiological movement are controversial, and there are no clear baseline data for pathological alterations. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical significance of the mutational landscape and fragmentation of circulating-tumor DNA in renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer Sci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Urology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan.

Reliable biomarkers for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have yet to be found. Circulating-tumor DNA (ctDNA) is an emerging resource to detect and monitor molecular characteristics of various tumors. This study aims to clarify the clinical utility of ctDNA for RCC. Read More

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December 2018

Six years of experience using an advanced algorithm for botulinum toxin application.

J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Albany Medical School, Albany, New York.

Background: Botulinum toxin (BTX) products continue to be widely used for facial rejuvenation. Variables to consider prior to BTX treatment include the anatomical area to be treated, gender, muscle mass, ethnicity, skin thickness, and the effects of aging.

Objective: To describe a treatment algorithm which has been developed for facial rejuvenation to help physicians to easily and systematically customize BTX treatment, and to describe its use in a large number of patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Digital stethoscopes in paediatric medicine.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Aim: To explore, synthesise and discuss currently available digital stethoscopes (DS) and the evidence for their use in paediatric medicine.

Methods: Systematic review and narrative synthesis of digital stethoscope use in paediatrics following searches of OVID Medline, Embase, Scopus, PubMed and Google Scholar databases.

Results: Six digital stethoscope makes were identified to have been used in paediatric focused studies so far. Read More

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December 2018

An International Survey of Parental Attitudes to Technology Use by Their Autistic Children at Home.

J Autism Dev Disord 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Capturing variability in use of commercial technologies by autistic children can inform future learning and support technology design. Survey data were collected from parents (n = 388) in the UK, Spain, and Belgium, and includes information about individuals with a range of ages and ability levels. We found a comparable pattern of access and usage across age groups, though higher reading and language ability was linked to use of more devices and interfaces. Read More

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December 2018

Laryngeal temperature simulations during carbon dioxide laser irradiation delivered by a scanning micromanipulator.

Lasers Med Sci 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department. of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1215 21st Ave S., Nashville, TN, 37232, USA.

We use scatter-limited phototherapy techniques to calculate the time-dependent temperature profiles of incisions made with a commercial carbon dioxide laser being used to make a 1-mm incision under computer control using the Digital Acublade™ and with incisions made with the same laser under manual control. The goal is to understand the differences in the amount of lateral thermal damage that is likely from the computer-controlled incisions versus the manually controlled incisions. The temperature profiles are calculated from the absorption and scatter of light in a homogeneous material. Read More

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December 2018

Pulmonary hypertension in Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis. Data from the RESCLE registry.

Clin Rheumatol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: Our objective was to evaluate the pulmonary hypertension (PH) data for Spanish patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), define the PH types and determine the associated factors.

Method: Descriptive study of PH-related data from the multicentre RESCLE registry. Estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (esPAP), measured via echocardiogram was considered elevated if ≥ 35 mmHg. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of brightness and contrast variation for detectability of root resorption lesions in digital intraoral radiographs.

Clin Oral Investig 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Oral Radiology, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Av. Limeira, 901, Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, 13414-903, Brazil.

Objectives: To evaluate the performance of periapical radiography assessed under different radiographic brightness and contrast variations in the detection of simulated internal (IRR) and external (ERR) root resorption lesions. Additionally, observers' preferences related to image quality for these diagnostic tasks were evaluated.

Methods: Thirty single-root teeth were divided into two groups (n = 15): IRR, in which lesions were simulated using mechanical and biochemical processes; and ERR, in which cavities standardized with drills of different sizes were performed on the root surfaces. Read More

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December 2018

Development of a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription droplet digital PCR assay for the detection of citrus yellow vein clearing virus.

Arch Virol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

National Citrus Engineering Research Center, Citrus Research Institute, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400712, China.

In 2009, a new viral disease of citrus caused by citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV) was first discovered in China. CYVCV is considered to be the most serious pathogen affecting lemon production. In this study, a sensitive and reliable reverse transcription droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (RT-ddPCR) assay was developed to detect and quantify CYVCV without references. Read More

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December 2018

Referential processing during reading: concurrent recordings of eye movements and head motion.

Cogn Process 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Psychology, University of Paris 8, 2 Rue de la Liberté, 93526, Saint-Denis, France.

The present study utilized a new experimental set-up synchronizing eye movements and head motion for investigating referential change occurring in a reading task. We examined the effects of a change in narrative perspective during reading on eye movements and head motion. Forty-four participants read texts on a digital tablet, and both participants' eye movements and head movements were recorded using eye tracker and motion capture. Read More

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December 2018

Schema-related cognitive load influences performance, speech, and physiology in a dual-task setting: A continuous multi-measure approach.

Cogn Res Princ Implic 2018 Dec 7;3(1):46. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Psychology of Learning with Digital Media, Institute for Media Research, Faculty of Humanities, TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 12, 09111, Chemnitz, Germany.

Schema acquisition processes comprise an essential source of cognitive demands in learning situations. To shed light on related mechanisms and influencing factors, this study applied a continuous multi-measure approach for cognitive load assessment. In a dual-task setting, a sample of 123 student participants learned visually presented symbol combinations with one of two levels of complexity while memorizing auditorily presented number sequences. Read More

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December 2018

Estimation of the number of feeding arteries of spinal arteriovenous malformations by using three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography.

Eur Spine J 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

Purpose: Spinal angiography is the gold standard for evaluation or diagnosis of spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, some feeding arteries might be overlooked when multiple feeders exist. This study aimed to retrospectively review cases of spinal intra-dural AVMs, which were identified by three-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (3D-DSA), and attempted to estimate the number of feeding arteries. Read More

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December 2018

Clinical utility of plasma-based digital next-generation sequencing in patients with advance-stage lung adenocarcinomas with insufficient tumor samples for tissue genotyping.

Ann Oncol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre and i + 12 Research Institute, Madrid, Spain.

Introduction: Approximately 30% of tumor biopsies from patients with advanced-stage lung adenocarcinomas yield insufficient tissue for successful molecular subtyping. We have analyzed the clinical utility of next-generation sequencing (NGS) of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients with inadequate tumor samples for tissue genotyping.

Methods: We conducted the study in a multi-institutional prospective cohort of clinically unselected patients with advanced-stage lung adenocarcinomas with insufficient tissue for EGFR, ALK or ROS1 genotyping across 12 Spanish institutions (n = 93). Read More

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December 2018
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IVET, an Interactive Veterinary Education Tool.

J Anim Sci 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GILAB), University of Girona, Girona, Catalonia.

The use of e-learning tools for medical teaching is a common practice, but similar tools do not exist for veterinary teaching. In this paper we present a fully web-based e-learning platform, denoted Interactive Veterinary Education Tool (IVET), which is designed to support teaching and learning in veterinary science. To make content creation easier, it provides theory, exercise, and image editors with functionalities to prepare exercises and theoretical content including two-dimensional (2D) images, three-dimensional (3D) models, and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) files, which can be manipulated by the users. Read More

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December 2018

Digital Microscopy, Image Analysis, and Virtual Slide Repository.

ILAR J 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Famke Aeffner, DVM PhD DACVP, is a principal pathologist in the Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences Department at Amgen Inc. in South San Francisco, California. Hibret Adissu, DVM PhD DVSc DACVP, is an investigative pathologist in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, Center for Cancer Research, at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Michael C. Boyle, DVM PhD DACVP DABT, is a principal pathologist in the Comparative Biology and Safety Sciences at Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California. Robert D. Cardiff, MD PhD, is a distinguished professor of pathology (emeritus) at the Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of California in Davis, California. Erik Hagendorn is a senior scientist of informatics at AbbVie Bioresearch in Worcester, Massachusetts. Mark J. Hoenerhoff, DVM PhD DACVP, is an associate professor and veterinary pathologist at the In Vivo Animal Core, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Robert Klopfleisch, DVM PhD DACVP, is an associate professor at the Institute of Veterinary Pathology of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, in Berlin, Germany. Susan Newbigging, BSc MSc DVM DVSc, is a pathologist and Director of The Pathology Core at the Toronto Center of Phenogenomics in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dirk Schaudien, DVM PhD DACVP, is a veterinary pathologist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine, in Hannover, Germany. Oliver Turner, BSC(Hons), BVSc MRCVS PhD DACVP DABT, is a senior pathologist in the Preclinical Safety department of Novartis Pharmaceuticals in East Hanover, New Jersey. Kristin Wilson, DVM PhD DACVP, is a pathologist at Flagship Biosciences Inc. in Westminster, Colorado.

Advancements in technology and digitization have ushered in novel ways of enhancing tissue-based research via digital microscopy and image analysis. Whole slide imaging scanners enable digitization of histology slides to be stored in virtual slide repositories and to be viewed via computers instead of microscopes. Easier and faster sharing of histologic images for teaching and consultation, improved storage and preservation of quality of stained slides, and annotation of features of interest in the digital slides are just a few of the advantages of this technology. Read More

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December 2018

Information visualizations of symptom information for patients and providers: a systematic review.

J Am Med Inform Assoc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York City, New York USA.

Objective: To systematically synthesize the literature on information visualizations of symptoms included as National Institute of Nursing Research common data elements and designed for use by patients and/or healthcare providers.

Methods: We searched CINAHL, Engineering Village, PsycINFO, PubMed, ACM Digital Library, and IEEE Explore Digital Library to identify peer-reviewed studies published between 2007 and 2017. We evaluated the studies using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT) and a visualization quality score, and organized evaluation findings according to the Health Information Technology Usability Evaluation Model. Read More

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December 2018

Changing Landscape of Digital Communication in Travel Medicine.

J Travel Med 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Medicine; International Medical University.

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December 2018

Management of comorbid mental and somatic disorders in stepped care approaches in primary care: a systematic review.

Fam Pract 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany.

Background: Stepped care models comprise a graded treatment intensity and a systematic monitoring. For an effective implementation, stepped care models have to account for the high rates of mental and somatic comorbidity in primary care.

Objectives: The aim of the systematic review was to take stock of whether present stepped care models take comorbidities into consideration. Read More

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December 2018

Inverse relationship between coarse food grain intake and blood pressure among young Chinese adults.

Am J Hypertens 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Background: Coarse food grains are rich in dietary fiber and contain a wide range of nutrients with potential health benefits, such as blood pressure control. Coarse food grains are very popular in China, where hypertension is a major challenge. We evaluated the associations between coarse food grain consumption and blood pressure among young Chinese adults. Read More

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December 2018

Paving the way to tumor budding assessment using digital pathology: a pilot study in Timişoara City (Romania).

Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):703-713

Department of Microscopic Morphology - Pathology, "Victor Babeş" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara, Romania;

Background And Aim: The outcome for some colorectal cancer patients correlates poorly with classical prognostic factors, like tumor stage. Tumor budding (TB) is a promising and intensely studied new prognostic factor. We aimed to evaluate the reliability of bud counting on Hematoxylin-Eosin (HE)-stained and immunohistochemically (IHC)-stained scanned slides. Read More

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January 2018

Identification of traditional East Asian handmade papers through the multivariate data analysis of pyrolysis-GC/MS data.

Analyst 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC, USR 3224), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Ministère de la Culture, CNRS, 75005 Paris, France.

An analytical approach based on the multivariate analysis of on-line pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) data is proposed for the identification of traditional East Asian handmade papers from different fiber material origins. This approach utilized several biomarkers detected during the Py-GC/MS analysis of paper samples. At first, the total ion chromatogram (TIC) was taken as the response and then the extracted ion chromatograms (EICs) were considered to improve the discrimination of papers. Read More

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December 2018

Ketamine for pain management.

Pain Rep 2018 Sep-Oct;3(5):e674. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Perioperative, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University of Helsinki and Pain Clinic, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

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Tracking plasma DNA mutation dynamics in estrogen receptor positive metastatic breast cancer with dPCR-SEQ.

NPJ Breast Cancer 2018 5;4:39. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

1Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC USA.

Serial monitoring of plasma DNA mutations in estrogen receptor positive metastatic breast cancer (ER + MBC) holds promise as an early predictor of therapeutic response. Here, we developed dPCR-SEQ, a customized assay that utilizes digital PCR-based target enrichment followed by next-generation sequencing to analyze plasma DNA mutations in , , and . We validated dPCR-SEQ in a prospective cohort of 58 patients with ER + MBC and demonstrate excellent concordance with hotspot mutation abundance measured by conventional digital PCR. Read More

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December 2018

Digital versus Traditional Workflow for Posterior Maxillary Rehabilitations Supported by One Straight and One Tilted Implant: A 3-Year Prospective Comparative Study.

Biomed Res Int 2018 11;2018:4149107. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Dentistry, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital and Dental School, Vita Salute University, Via Olgettina N. 48, Zip Code 20123 Milan, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare digital and traditional prosthetic workflow for posterior maxillary restorations supported by an upright and a distally tilted implant at 3-year follow-up.

Materials And Methods: Twenty-four patients were treated in the posterior maxilla with 24 immediately loaded axial and 24 distally tilted implants supporting 3-unit or 4-unit screw-retained prostheses. Three months after initial loading patients were randomly stratified into two groups: definitive traditional impressions were carried out in the control group, while digital impressions were performed in the test group. Read More

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November 2018

A Study of Machine-Learning Classifiers for Hypertension Based on Radial Pulse Wave.

Biomed Res Int 2018 11;2018:2964816. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Basic Medical College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1200 Cailun Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201203, China.

Objective: In this study, machine learning was utilized to classify and predict pulse wave of hypertensive group and healthy group and assess the risk of hypertension by observing the dynamic change of the pulse wave and provide an objective reference for clinical application of pulse diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Method: The basic information from 450 hypertensive cases and 479 healthy cases was collected by self-developed H20 questionnaires and pulse wave information was acquired by self-developed pulse diagnostic instrument (PDA-1). H20 questionnaires and pulse wave information were used as input variables to obtain different machine learning classification models of hypertension. Read More

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November 2018

Improving Outcome in Immediate Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction, an Algorithm for Operative Decision Making.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct 2;6(10):e1845. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Plastic Surgery & Burns, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel.

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October 2018

Rationalizing the Vascular Anatomy for Oblique Osteotomy of the Metatarsal Head during Toe/Joint Transfers of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct 3;6(10):e1805. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Keelung & Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Background: The metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) of the lessor toe has been used to reconstruct the metacarpophalangeal joint. When an oblique osteotomy of the metatarsal head is performed, the orientation of the vascular pedicle is crucial to preserve the blood supply to the MTPJ. This study was conducted to identify the path of the nutrient artery to the MTPJ. Read More

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October 2018

Maintenance of the Anatomic Contours in Auricular Reconstruction: The Button Technique.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):150-152

AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Background And Objective: Reconstructing the contours of the auricle is a unique challenge. Various bolster techniques have been tried to help prevent complications such as hematoma, seroma, and morbidity. Here, we describe a simple technique using a button to maintain the natural ear contour when it is at risk of a poor aesthetic outcome. Read More

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December 2018

Relationship between Injection Rate and Contrast Enhancement on Three-dimensional Digital Subtraction Angiography of the Cerebral Arteries.

J Belg Soc Radiol 2018 Dec 3;102(1):76. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

National Defense Medical College Hospital, JP.

Objective: Three-dimensional (3D) digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is becoming a common technique for the assessment of the cerebral arteries. Nevertheless, the injection parameters for each artery are not standardized among institutions. The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between injection rate and contrast enhancement on 3D DSA of the common carotid artery. Read More

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December 2018

Spinal phantom comparability study of Cobb angle measurement of scoliosis using digital radiographic imaging.

J Orthop Translat 2018 Oct 26;15:81-90. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.

Background: Computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR) and biplanar radiography (EOS™ imaging system) are common imaging tools for radiographic evaluation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The effect of imaging methods in relation to later-on Cobb angle measurements on radiographs is not yet quantified. The study aimed to examine the compatibility between CR, DR and EOS for scoliotic quantification by evaluating the reliability, agreement of different imaging methods, and assessing the prediction performance for EOS measurement from that of CR and DR. Read More

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October 2018

Implementing the DICOM Standard for Digital Pathology.

J Pathol Inform 2018 2;9:37. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is the standard for the representation, storage, and communication of medical images and related information. A DICOM file format and communication protocol for pathology have been defined; however, adoption by vendors and in the field is pending. Here, we implemented the essential aspects of the standard and assessed its capabilities and limitations in a multisite, multivendor healthcare network. Read More

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November 2018

Delayed diagnosis of post-traumatic aneurysm of distal anterior cerebral artery.

Surg Neurol Int 2018 1;9:222. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Neurosurgery Department, Via Elio Chianesi 53, 00144, Rome, Italy.

Background: Traumatic intracranial aneurysms (TICA) are often associated with poor prognosis and should be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent delayed intracranial hemorrhage and high rates of morbidity/mortality related to bleeding. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. The goal of treatment is to exclude the aneurysm issue with surgical or endovascular methods. Read More

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November 2018

Barriers to and enablers of the implementation of an ICF-based intake tool in clinical otology and audiology practice-A qualitative pre-implementation study.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(12):e0208797. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ear & Hearing, Amsterdam Public Health, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The authors are developing an intake tool based on the Brief International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Core Set for Hearing Loss, by operationalizing its categories into a Patient Reported Outcome Measure. This study was aimed at identifying enablers and barriers to using this tool as perceived by hearing health professionals (HHPs) and patients. Focus groups and interviews were held with HHPs (ENT surgeons, N = 14; audiologists, N = 8) and patients (N = 18). Read More

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December 2018

and Spore Inactivation by Low Energy Electron Beam Technology: Resistance and Influencing Factors.

Front Microbiol 2018 23;9:2720. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Sustainable Food Processing Laboratory, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, Department of Health Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Low energy electron beam (LEEB) treatment is an emerging non-thermal technology that performs surface decontamination with a minimal influence on food quality. Bacterial spore resistance toward LEEB treatment and its influencing factors were investigated in this study. Spores from and species were treated with a lab-scale LEEB at energy levels of 80 and 200 keV. Read More

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November 2018

OSC36: A Comparison Between Conventional V/S Digital Photography V/S Polarizing Filter Photography for Shade Selection.

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S23

Department of Prosthodontics, AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.

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October 2018

OSC5: Vertical Dimension of Rest Measurement using Phonetic Method and Digital Photo Analysis.

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S9

Prosthodontic Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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October 2018

How Does Digital Technology Shape The Future Of Prosthodontics?

Authors:
Yongsheng Zhou

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S6

Chinese Prosthodontic Society Professor and Chairman of Department of Prosthodontics, Vice Dean of Peking University School of Stomatology.

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October 2018

Achieving the Optimal Esthetic Outcome of Anterior Restorations: Traditional or Digital Approach?

Authors:
Yang-Khim Siaw

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S3-S4

The Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry, Republic of China Taiwan.

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October 2018

Digital Revolution in Complex Full Arch Implant Rehabilitation: Is the Future Already Here?

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S2

Thai Prosthodontics Association.

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October 2018

Using Digital Application For Aesthetic Restoration: Make It Simple.

Authors:
Tieng Chhnoeum

J Indian Prosthodont Soc 2018 Oct;18(Suppl 1):S2

Dental Implant Society of Cambodia.

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October 2018

Three-Dimensional Models in Planning of Revision Hip Arthroplasty with Complex Acetabular Defects.

Indian J Orthop 2018 Nov-Dec;52(6):625-630

Department of Trauma, Orthopaedics and Disaster Surgery, Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow 119991, Russia.

Background: Careful preoperative planning in revision cases with complex acetabular defects is crucial for optimal surgery outcome. However, in many cases, computed tomography (CT) scans cannot give a clear understanding of the pelvic destruction. Three-dimensional (3D) models-based on CT data can help surgeon in planning of complex acetabular reconstruction. Read More

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December 2018

K-edge subtraction imaging for coronary angiography with a compact synchrotron X-ray source.

PLoS One 2018 10;13(12):e0208446. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany.

About one third of all deaths worldwide can be traced back to cardiovascular diseases. An interventional radiology procedure for their diagnosis is Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). An alternative to DSA is K-Edge subtraction (KES) imaging, which has been shown to be advantageous for moving organs and eliminating image artifacts caused by patient movement. Read More

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December 2018

Enabling thin-film transistor technologies and the device metrics that matter.

Nat Commun 2018 Dec 10;9(1):5264. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering and KAUST Solar Centre, Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.

The field-effect transistor kickstarted the digital revolution that propelled our society into the information age. One member of the now large family of field-effect devices is the thin-film transistor (TFT), best known for its enabling role in modern flat-panel displays. TFTs can be used in all sorts of innovative applications because of the broad variety of materials they can be made from, which give them diverse electrical and mechanical characteristics. Read More

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December 2018