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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334158/the-impact-of-pregnancy-on-taste-function
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Ezen Choo, Robin Dando
It is common for women to report a change in taste (for instance an increased bitter or decreased sweet response) during pregnancy, however specifics of any variation in taste with pregnancy remain elusive. Here we review studies of taste in pregnancy, and discuss how physiological changes occurring during pregnancy may influence taste signaling. We aim to consolidate studies of human pregnancy and "taste function" (studies of taste thresholds, discrimination, and intensity perception, rather than hedonic response or self-report), discussing differences in methodology and findings...
February 23, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324865/biomaterials-for-intervertebral-disc-regeneration-and-repair
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REVIEW
Robert D Bowles, Lori A Setton
The intervertebral disc contributes to motion, weight bearing, and flexibility of the spine, but is susceptible to damage and morphological changes that contribute to pathology with age and injury. Engineering strategies that rely upon synthetic materials or composite implants that do not interface with the biological components of the disc have not met with widespread use or desirable outcomes in the treatment of intervertebral disc pathology. Here we review bioengineering advances to treat disc disorders, using cell-supplemented materials, or acellular, biologically based materials, that provide opportunity for cell-material interactions and remodeling in the treatment of intervertebral disc disorders...
March 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323121/the-treatment-of-intermediate-stage-tumour-beyond-tace-from-surgery-to-systemic-therapy
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REVIEW
Peter R Galle, Francesco Tovoli, Friedrich Foerster, Marcus A Wörns, Alessandro Cucchetti, Luigi Bolondi
Intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) comprises the largest subgroup of patients with this disease and is characterized by substantial heterogeneity. Functional liver impairment, total tumour burden and other prognostic factors such as high alpha-fetoprotein serum level, presence of micro-vascular invasion, and poorly differentiated tumours relevantly contribute to outcome. The usage of the standard therapeutic approach, transarterial chemoembolization - TACE, for all intermediate stage HCC patients is probably an over-simplification and may therefore not be appropriate for all patients...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320425/patient-compliance-with-touchdown-weight-bearing-after-microfracture-treatment-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
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Gökhan Polat, Gökhan Karademir, Ekin Akalan, Mehmet Aşık, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading) postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of talar osteochondral lesion (TOL). METHODS: Fourteen patients, who had been treated with arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, were followed prospectively...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291142/lower-extremity-avulsion-fractures-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-athlete
#5
Jonathan Schiller, Steven DeFroda, Travis Blood
Lower extremity avulsion fractures are uncommon in the pediatric population and can be misdiagnosed without proper imaging and/or clinical suspicion for these injuries. The most common locations of avulsion injuries are the ischial tuberosity, anterior superior iliac spine, and anterior inferior iliac spine. Less often, avulsion fractures occur in the tibial tubercle, calcaneus, and greater and lesser trochanters. When treated properly with rest and altered weight bearing, most of these injuries heal without complication...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290112/protecting-bone-health-in-pediatric-rheumatic-diseases-pharmacological-considerations
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REVIEW
Yujuan Zhang, Diana Milojevic
Bone health in children with rheumatic conditions may be compromised due to several factors related to the inflammatory disease state, delayed puberty, altered life style, including decreased physical activities, sun avoidance, suboptimal calcium and vitamin D intake, and medical treatments, mainly glucocorticoids and possibly some disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Low bone density or even fragility fractures could be asymptomatic; therefore, children with diseases of high inflammatory load, such as systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and those requiring chronic glucocorticoids may benefit from routine screening of bone health...
March 13, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276202/safety-osseointegration-and-bone-ingrowth-analysis-of-pmma-based-porous-cement-on-animal-metaphyseal-bone-defect-model
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Bruno Cimatti, Mariana Avelino Dos Santos, Maria Sol Brassesco, Laura Tiemi Okano, Wendell Monteiro Barboza, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa, Edgard Eduard Engel
Bone defects created after curettage of benign bone tumors are customarily filled with solid poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) or other bone substitutes. In this study, we depicted a porous PMMA-based cement (produced by mixing sodium bicarbonate and citric acid) and evaluated the prospect of its clinic application. Cement samples were characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to mass spectrometry and its cytotoxicity evaluated in fibroblast cultures. Implantation in rabbits allowed the histologic analysis of bone, kidneys, and liver for toxicity and coagulation tests, and MRI images for hemostasis evaluation...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257676/acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-clinical-evaluation-conservative-management-and-early-active-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Merrell Kauwe
The Achilles tendon (AT) is the strongest, largest, and most commonly ruptured tendon in the human body. Physical examination provides high sensitivity and specificity. Imaging studies are not recommended unless there are equivocal findings in the physical examination. Recent studies have shown that the risk of re-rupture is negated with implementation of functional rehabilitation protocols. Heterogeneity in study design makes conclusions on the specifics of functional rehabilitation protocols difficult; however, it is clear that early weight bearing and early controlled mobilization lead to better patient outcome and satisfaction in both surgically and conservatively treated populations...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255659/an-intact-fibula-may-contribute-to-allow-early-weight-bearing-in-surgically-treated-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Ion Carrera, Pablo Eduardo Gelber, Gaetan Chary, Mireia Gomez Masdeu, Miguel A González Ballester, Juan Carlos Monllau, Jerome Noailly
PURPOSE: The role of the proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) in tibial plateau fractures is unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess, with finite-element (FE) calculations, differences in interfragmentary movement (IFM) in a split fracture of lateral tibial plateau, with and without intact fibula. It was hypothesized that an intact fibula could positively contribute to the mechanical stabilization of surgically reduced lateral tibial plateau fractures. METHODS: A split fracture of the lateral tibial plateau was recreated in an FE model of a human tibia...
March 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255341/proton-mr-spectroscopy-and-diffusion-mr-imaging-monitoring-to-predict-tumor-response-to-interstitial-photodynamic-therapy-for-glioblastoma
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Magali Toussaint, Sophie Pinel, Florent Auger, Nicolas Durieux, Magalie Thomassin, Eloise Thomas, Albert Moussaron, Dominique Meng, François Plénat, Marine Amouroux, Thierry Bastogne, Céline Frochot, Olivier Tillement, François Lux, Muriel Barberi-Heyob
Despite recent progress in conventional therapeutic approaches, the vast majority of glioblastoma recur locally, indicating that a more aggressive local therapy is required. Interstitial photodynamic therapy (iPDT) appears as a very promising and complementary approach to conventional therapies. However, an optimal fractionation scheme for iPDT remains the indispensable requirement. To achieve that major goal, we suggested following iPDT tumor response by a non-invasive imaging monitoring. Nude rats bearing intracranial glioblastoma U87MG xenografts were treated by iPDT, just after intravenous injection of AGuIX® nanoparticles, encapsulating PDT and imaging agents...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247009/treatment-of-acetabular-fractures-in-older-patients-introduction-of-a-new-implant-for-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty
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H Resch, D Krappinger, P Moroder, A Auffarth, M Blauth, J Becker
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the acetabulum in younger patients are commonly treated by open reduction and internal fixation. For elderly patients, stable primary total hip arthroplasty with the advantage of immediate postoperative mobilization might be the adequate treatment. For this purpose, a sufficiently stable fixation of the acetabular component is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between August 2009 and 2014, 30 cases were reported in which all patients underwent total hip arthroplasty additionally to a customized implant designed as an antiprotrusion cage...
February 28, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236603/computational-modelling-of-bone-fracture-healing-under-partial-weight-bearing-exercise
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Lihai Zhang, Saeed Miramini, Martin Richardson, Peter Ebeling, David Little, Yi Yang, Zhiyong Huang
A great deal of evidence suggests that partial weight-bearing exercise plays an important role in bone fracture healing. However, current physiotherapy program tends to follow the "Let's try it and see" strategy due to the lack of a fundamental understanding of in vivo mechanical environment required for the better healing outcomes. The purpose of present study is to develop an innovative framework to predict the healing outcomes as a result of post-surgical physical therapy. The raw acceleration data corresponding to a series of walking tests is firstly captured by ActiGraph accelerometers, and then used as input to theoretically estimate the peak ground reaction force (PGRF) and peak loading rate (PLR)...
February 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229193/osseointegrated-prostheses-for-rehabilitation-following-amputation-the-pioneering-swedish-model
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Yan Li, Rickard Brånemark
The direct attachment of osseointegrated (OI) prostheses to the skeleton avoids the inherent problems of socket suspension. It also provides physiological weight bearing, improved range of motion in the proximal joint, as well as osseoperceptive sensory feedback, enabling better control of the artificial limbs by amputees. The present article briefly reviews the pioneering efforts on extremity osseointegration surgeries in Sweden and the development of the OPRA (Osseointegrated Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees) program...
February 22, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228787/fix-and-replace-an-emerging-paradigm-for-treating-acetabular-fractures
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Colin G Murphy, Andrew D Carrothers
Although technically challenging even for the experienced surgeon, simultaneous open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of acetabular fracture and total hip replacement (THR) have some potential advantages over the more traditional treatment options in specific patient subgroups; theoretically allowing immediate weight bearing and faster rehabilitation, reducing the cost of inpatient stay, and reducing the risks of early and late local complications associated with standard treatment for this type of injury...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224272/biomechanical-evaluation-of-reconstruction-plates-with-locking-nonlocking-and-hybrid-screws-configurations-in-calcaneal-fracture-a-finite-element-model-study
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Ching-Hsuan Chen, Chinghua Hung, Yu-Chun Hsu, Chen-Sheng Chen, Chao-Ching Chiang
Calcaneal fractures are the most common fractures of the tarsal bones. The stability of fixation is an important factor for successful reconstruction of calcaneal fractures. The purpose of this study was to analyze the biomechanical influence of plate fixation with different combinations of locking and nonlocking screws during early weight-bearing phase. A three-dimensional FE foot model was established using ANSYS software, which comprised bones, cartilages, plantar fascia, and soft tissue. Calcaneal plate was fixed with whole locking (WLS), whole nonlocking (WNS), and hybrid screw configurations for FE analysis...
February 21, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212661/partial-versus-early-full-weight-bearing-after-uncemented-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
#16
Peng Tian, Zhi-Jun Li, Gui-Jun Xu, Xiao-Lei Sun, Xin-Long Ma
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of partial weight bearing (PWB) versus early full weight bearing (FWB) after uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS: We conducted a search in PubMed, EMBASE, The Cochrane Library, and Web of Science for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-RCTs comparing PWB and early FWB after uncemented THA. Two authors conducted the selection of studies, data extraction, and assessment of risk of bias independently...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196037/early-rather-than-late-weight-bearing-and-range-of-motion-exercise-improved-early-function-but-not-time-to-return-to-work-after-surgical-fixation-of-unstable-ankle-fractures
#17
John T Gorczyca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164055/proximal-tibial-epiphysis-injury-flexion-type-salter-harris-type-1
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Pratik Israni, Mangesh Panat
INTRODUCTION: Fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis rare. It has been estimated that fractures of the upper tibial epiphysis account for 0.5-3.1% of all epiphyseal injuries. Who had no neurovascular deficit, with fixed extension deformity at the left knee was treated early with closed reduction techniques. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 16-year-old boy who while playing cricket on the road was hit by a car. The patient presented in emergency room with extremely swollen knee and soft tissue swelling (hemarthrosis), he was unable to lift his leg actively due to severe pain because of hamstrings spasm, and he had no wound over his left knee and had no other associated injuries...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160028/one-stage-bilateral-implantation-of-a%C3%A2-calcar-guided-short-stem-in%C3%A2-total-hip-arthroplasty-minimally-invasive-modified-anterolateral-approach-in-supine-position
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K P Kutzner, S Donner, M Schneider, J Pfeil, P Rehbein
OBJECTIVE: One-stage bilateral, muscle-preserving, calcar-guided implantation technique through the modified minimally invasive anterolateral approach in supine position. INDICATIONS: Bilateral primary/secondary osteoarthritis of the hip; bilateral femoral head necrosis; ASA I-III. CONTRAINDICATIONS: ASA IV; severe osteoporosis, other factors jeopardizing stable anchorage of cementless, calcar-guided short-stem; infection. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Supine position...
February 3, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138038/early-suppression-of-adipocyte-lipid-turnover-induces-immunometabolic-modulation-in-cancer-cachexia-syndrome
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Felipe Santos Henriques, Rogério Antônio Laurato Sertié, Felipe Oliveira Franco, Pamela Knobl, Rodrigo Xavier Neves, Sandra Andreotti, Fabio Bessa Lima, Adilson Guilherme, Marilia Seelaender, Miguel Luiz Batista
Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by body weight loss, atrophy of adipose tissue (AT) and systemic inflammation. However, there is restrict information regarding the mechanisms of immunometabolic response in AT from cancer cachexia. Male Wistar rats were inoculated with 2 × 10(7) of Walker 256 tumor cells [tumor bearing (TB)]. The mesenteric AT (MeAT) was collected on d 0, 4, 7 (early stage), and 14 (cachexia stage) after tumor cell injection. Surgical biopsies for MeAT were obtained from patients who had gastrointestinal cancer with cachexia...
January 30, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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