Electrospun novel nanocomposite comprising polyurethane integrated with ayurveda amla oil for bone tissue engineering.
Electrospun novel nanocomposite comprising polyurethane integrated with ayurveda amla oil for bone tissue engineering. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2020;92(1):e20180369 Authors: Jaganathan SK, Mani MP Abstract Ayurveda oil contains numerous source of biological constituents which plays an important role in reducing the pain relief caused during bone fracture. The aim of the study is to fabricate the polyurethane (PU) scaffold for bone tissue engineering added with ayurveda amla oil using electrospinning technique. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analysis showed that the fabricated nanocomposites showed reduced fiber diameter (758 ± 185.46 nm) than the pristine PU (890 ± 116.91 nm). Fourier Infrared Analysis (FTIR) revealed the existence of amla oil in the PU matrix by hydrogen bond formation. The contact angle results revealed the decreased wettability (116° ± 1.528) of the prepared nanocomposites compared to the pure PU (100° ± 0.5774). The incorporation of amla oil into the PU matrix improved the surface roughness. Further, the coagulation assay indicated that the addition of amla oil into PU delayed the blood clotting times and exhibited less toxic to red blood cells. Hence, the fabricated nanocomposites showed enhanced physicochemical and better blood compatibility parameters which may serve as a potential candidate for bone tissue engineering. PMID: 32236296 [PubMed - in process]
This case report describes a 26-year-old male who presented with anterior chest pain after weightlifting at the gym. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to diagnose a sternal fracture, which was then confirmed on CT scan. This rare mechanism of sports related sternal fracture is discussed, as well as a review of the literature. The use of ultrasound for this application is also explored.
AbstractIntroductionWomen experience pain during medical abortion, yet optimal pain management remains unclear. We studied the pain experience and need of analgesics during early medical abortion ( ≤63 days of gestation) among teenaged and adult women. We also assessed predictive factors of severe pain.Material and methodsWe recruited 140 primigravid women; 60 teenagers and 80 adult women aged between 25 to 35 years old. Teenager group included 19 women under the age of 18 years old (minors). The abortion was performed with mifepristone (200mg) followed by vaginal misoprostol (800 μg), mainly self‐administered at h...
Authors: Hustache-Castaing R, Ghrenassia G, Raherison C, Peloni JM, Thumerel M, Jougon J Abstract Endobronchial hamartochondroma is a rare benign tumor which differs from the parenchymal form in its symptomatology and also by its treatment which should be as conservative as possible. The endobronchial location is exceptional. Here we present the cases of two patients with endobronchial hamartochondroma associated with clinical manifestation, chest pain and repeated pulmonary infections, respectively. The diagnosis was made after performing a CT-scan, a PET-SCAN and histological analysis. After discussion in a multi...
The objective of this article is twofold: to describe the relevant anatomy and biomechanics related to the ligaments that stabilize the subtalar, talocalcaneonavicular, and calcaneocuboid joints, and to illustrate reasoned landmark-based scanning techniques to provide a systematic examination of these ligaments and thus make ultrasound an effective tool for assessment of patients with suspected subtalar or midtarsal sprain. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
A 59-year-old woman with history of breast cancer and tuberculosis was referred to our hospital complaining of abdominal pain, distention and feeling feverish. A triphasic CT scan showed several cystic liver lesions, with a 110x72mm septate lesion in segments II-III with infiltrative morphology, as well as mediastinal and paraaortic lymph nodes(Image 1). A malignant etiology could not be ruled out.
A 54-year-old man presented to our department with a 6-month of upper abdominal pain. Physical examination was unremarkable. Serological testing for carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA 125) was 117.7 U/ml (CA 125 ≥ 35 U/mL was defined as abnormal). Abdominal computed tomography scan showed a 6.9 × 4.8 cm solid mass of duodenum (Fig. 1). Duodenal tumor was considered for preoperative diagnosis. The patient eventually underwent a Whipple procedure. Microscopically, tumor cells co mposed of uniform spindle and oval cells (Fig.
CONCLUSION: OMERACT ultrasound scores revealed significant associations with pain severity, KLG and MOAKS. PMID: 32414954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionWe found a lower HRQOL in adult patients with SK 39 years after diagnosis regarding SRS-22r domains pain and self-image, and a tendency toward lower overall HRQOL compared with a background population. The location of the SK apex did not seem to have an overall impact on HRQOL. There was no difference in pelvic parameters in the two groups and no d ifference in pulmonary function.Graphic abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Conclusions: An occlusal splint can be considered as a non-invasive treatment approach for patients with TMD, especially those with signs and symptoms of restriction of mandibular movement and pain. Moreover, the present findings highlighted an urgent need of a standardised consensus regarding the prognostic evaluation of TMD. PMID: 32421379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Reigstad O, Grimsgaard C, Holm-Glad T, Korslund J, Thorkildsen RD, Røkkum M Abstract Scapholunate ligament (SLL) injury represents a hazard to the wrist and the treatment of these injuries has been the focus of much debate. We performed a long-term follow (>10 years) of triscaphoid arthrodesis for symptomatic chronic SLL injuries in 10 (8 men) patients 37 (22-49) years of age. All arthrodesis healed. One patient was converted to total wrist arthrodesis during the follow-up period, and three had minor additional surgeries. At final follow-up, the patients had reduced active range of motion ...