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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817499/nurse-practitioner-lead-pediatric-baclofen-pump-program-impact-on-safety-and-quality-of-care
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Kristin Buxton, Ann Morgan, Jayne Rogers
Children with cerebral palsy experience spasticity that can be debilitating and cause significant pain and contractures. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy can help relieve this spasticity and improve the quality of life for these patients, but it comes with risk. Withdrawal from the medication in case of abrupt discontinuation of delivery can be life-threatening. Regular maintenance of the system is mandatory. Having a program in place to manage the device and support patients helps to ensure their safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803750/motor-cortex-and-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-promote-corticospinal-tract-axonal-outgrowth-and-motor-recovery-after-cervical-contusion-spinal-cord-injury
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N Zareen, M Shinozaki, D Ryan, H Alexander, A Amer, D Truong, N Khadka, A Sarkar, S Naeem, M Bikson, J Martin
Cervical injuries are the most common form of SCI. In this study, we used a neuromodulatory approach to promote skilled movement recovery and repair of the corticospinal tract (CST) after a moderately severe C4 midline contusion in adult rats. We used bilateral epidural intermittent theta burst (iTBS) electrical stimulation of motor cortex to promote CST axonal sprouting and cathodal trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) to enhance spinal cord activation to motor cortex stimulation after injury. We used Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling to direct tsDCS to the cervical enlargement...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789872/mechanical-analysis-of-extra-articular-knee-ligaments-part-two-tendon-grafts-used-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction
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Kristof Smeets, Johan Bellemans, Lennart Scheys, Bert O Eijnde, Joshua Slane, Steven Claes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide information about the mechanical properties of grafts used for knee ligament reconstructions and to compare those results with the mechanical properties of native knee ligaments. METHODS: Eleven cadaveric knees were dissected for the semitendinosus, gracilis, iliotibial band (ITB), quadriceps and patellar tendon. Uniaxial testing to failure was performed using a standardized method and mechanical properties (elastic modulus, ultimate stress, ultimate strain, strain energy density) were determined...
August 5, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789578/accelerated-itbs-treatment-in-depressed-patients-differentially-modulates-reward-system-activity-based-on-anhedonia
#4
Romain Duprat, Guo-Rong Wu, Rudi De Raedt, Chris Baeken
OBJECTIVES: Accelerated intermittent theta-burst stimulation (aiTBS) anti-depressive working mechanisms are still unclear. Because aiTBS may work through modulating the reward system and the level of anhedonia may influence this modulation, we investigated the effect of aiTBS on reward responsiveness in high and low anhedonic MDD patients. METHODS: In this registered RCT (NCT01832805), 50 MDD patients were randomised to a sham-controlled cross-over aiTBS treatment protocol over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)...
August 9, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695932/luminescent-lanthanide-metal-organic-frameworks-for-chemical-sensing-and-toxic-anion-detection
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Rui-Zhi Wu, Xing Yang, Liang-Wei Zhang, Pan-Pan Zhou
Prototype lanthanide metal-organic frameworks (LnMOFs), Ln(BTC) (Ln = Eu and Tb; BTC = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate), have been considered as luminescent sensors for detecting toxic anions, while their neutral pore structures have limited the entrance and encapsulation of anions to produce highly anion-responsive photoluminescence (PL). To facilitate anions to enter the pore space of Ln(BTC), a one-pot synthesis method was proposed in which BTC was partially replaced with its structural analogue L·BF4 (H3L·BF4 = 2,4,6-tricarboxy-1-methylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate) which consists of an anion affinity site of cationic methylpyridinium...
July 11, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682807/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-prediction-model-for-differential-diagnosis-between-crohn-s-disease-and-intestinal-tuberculosis
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Jung Ho Bae, Sang Hyoung Park, Byong Duk Ye, Seon-Ok Kim, Yun Kyung Cho, Eun Ja Youn, Ho-Su Lee, Sung Wook Hwang, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang
BACKGROUND: Although colonoscopy is useful for differentiating between Crohn's disease (CD) and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB), the technique has limitations. We developed a practical prediction model for differentiating between CD and ITB using laboratory and radiologic parameters and colonoscopic characteristics. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 80 patients newly diagnosed with CD (n = 40) and ITB (n = 40). We developed a new prediction score by integrating colonoscopic, laboratory, and radiologic parameters...
June 28, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670609/symptomatic-isolated-terminal-ileal-ulcers-etiology-and-clinical-significance
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Varun Mehta, Ankita Gupta, Ramit Mahajan, Vikram Narang, Vandana Midha, Neena Sood, Harpreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Ajit Sood
BACKGROUND:  With an increasing number of ileal intubations, isolated terminal ileal ulcers (ITIU) are frequently found during colonoscopies. The present study aimed at studying the etiology and clinical significance of these ulcers in patients having gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS:  This was a prospective observational study performed on consecutive patients who underwent ileocolonoscopy for various gastrointestinal symptoms between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663625/a-comparative-study-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-intrathecal-buprenorphine-with-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postcesarean-delivery-analgesia
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Prakash Marappa, Manjunath Abloodu Chikkapillappa, Nagaraj Mungasuvalli Chennappa, Vinayak Seenappa Pujari
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing cesarean (CS) delivery present a unique set of challenges to the anesthetist in terms of postoperative pain management. This study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy of intrathecal buprenorphine (ITB) with ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in post-CS delivery pain. METHODOLOGY: A prospective randomized comparative study of sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II pregnant patients divided into two groups of thirty each as ITB group and TAP block group after satisfying the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654671/cerebellar-ataxia-and-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-focus-on-patients%C3%A2-experiences
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Shala Ghaderi Berntsson, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Gullvi Flensner
Elucidating patients´ experiences of living with chronic progressive hereditary ataxia and the symptomatic treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is the objective of the current study. A multicenter qualitative study with four patients included due to the rare combination of hereditary ataxia and ITB therapy was designed to elucidate participants' experiences through semi-structured interviews. The transcribed text was analyzed according to content analysis guidelines. Overall we identified living in the present/ taking one day at a time as the main theme covering the following categories: 1) Uncertainty about the future as a consequence of living with a hereditary disease; The disease; 2) Impact on life as a whole, 3) Influence on personal life in terms of feeling forced to terminate employment, 4) Limiting daily activities, and 5) ITB therapy, advantages, and disadvantages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652969/interindividual-differences-in-motor-network-connectivity-and-behavioral-response-to-itbs-in-stroke-patients
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Svenja Diekhoff-Krebs, Eva-Maria Pool, Anna-Sophia Sarfeld, Anne K Rehme, Simon B Eickhoff, Gereon R Fink, Christian Grefkes
Cerebral plasticity-inducing approaches like repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are of high interest in situations where reorganization of neural networks can be observed, e.g., after stroke. However, an increasing number of studies suggest that improvements in motor performance of the stroke-affected hand following modulation of primary motor cortex (M1) excitability by rTMS shows a high interindividual variability. We here tested the hypothesis that in stroke patients the interindividual variability of behavioral response to excitatory rTMS is related to interindividual differences in network connectivity of the stimulated region...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637739/intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-paediatrics-a-study-protocol-for-an-australian-multicentre-10-year-prospective-audit
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Kirsty Stewart, Gavin Hutana, Megan Kentish
INTRODUCTION: Increasing clinical use of Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) in Australian tertiary paediatric hospitals, along with the need for standardised assessment and reporting of adverse events, saw the formation of the Australian Paediatric ITB Research Group (APIRG). APIRG developed a National ITB Audit tool designed to capture clinical outcomes and adverse events data for all Australian children and adolescents receiving ITB therapy. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Australian ITB Audit is a 10 year, longitudinal, prospective, clinical audit collecting all adverse events and assessment data across body functions and structure, participation and activity level domains of the ICF...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630835/intra-articular-fibroma-of-tendon-sheath-in-knee-joint-associated-with-iliotibial-band-friction-syndrome-rare-occurrence-in-a-teenage-girl
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Sameer Rathore, Vasil Quadri, Sanjay Tapadia, K Krishnaiah, V P Nithin Krishna
INTRODUCTION: Iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome is a common overuse injury typically seen in active athlete population. A nodular lesion on the inner side of the ITB as an etiology or an accompanying lesion with friction syndrome has rarely been reported. Among such nodular lesions around knee, fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a rare occurrence. All the more intra-articular occurrence is extremely rare. CASE REPORT: A 16-year-old female presented with recurrent pain and movable nodule at the lateral joint area, diagnosed as ITB friction syndrome...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609809/intestinal-tuberculosis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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J Kentley, J L Ooi, J Potter, S Tiberi, T O'Shaughnessy, L Langmead, J Chin Aleong, M A Thaha, H Kunst
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics, presentation, time to diagnosis and diagnostic findings of patients with intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) in a low-burden country. METHOD: Retrospective study of 61 consecutive ITB patients diagnosed between 2008 and 2014 at a large East London hospital. RESULTS: Forty of sixty-one patients were male. Mean age was 34.6 years. 93% of patients were born abroad, mostly from TB-endemic areas (Indian subcontinent: 88%, Africa: 9%)...
August 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609131/a-comprehensive-reanalysis-of-the-distal-iliotibial-band-quantitative-anatomy-radiographic-markers-and-biomechanical-properties
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Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Alexander R Vap, Andrew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative anatomy of the distal iliotibial band (ITB) has previously been described. However, a comprehensive characterization of the quantitative anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical properties of the Kaplan fibers of the deep distal ITB has not yet been established. It is paramount to delineate these characteristics to fully understand the distal ITB's contribution to rotational knee stability. Purpose/Hypothesis: There were 2 distinct purposes for this study: (1) to perform a quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the distal ITB's attachment sites and their relationships to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks, and (2) to quantify the biomechanical properties of the deep (Kaplan) fibers of the distal ITB...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607939/the-role-of-the-peripheral-passive-rotation-stabilizers-of-the-knee-with-intact-collateral-and-cruciate-ligaments-a-biomechanical-study
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Alexander R Vap, Jason M Schon, Gilbert Moatshe, Raphael S Cruz, Alex W Brady, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients have clinical internal and/or external knee rotational instability despite no apparent injury to the cruciate or collateral ligaments. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of sequentially cutting the posterolateral, anterolateral, posteromedial, and anteromedial structures of the knee on rotational stability in the setting of intact cruciate and collateral ligaments. It was hypothesized that cutting of the iliotibial band (ITB), anterolateral ligament and lateral capsule (ALL/LC), posterior oblique ligament (POL), and posteromedial capsule (PMC) would significantly increase internal rotation, while sectioning of the anteromedial capsule (AMC) and the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligament (PLT/PFL) would lead to a significant increase in external knee rotation...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598858/effects-of-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-on-spasticity-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Raffaele Nardone, Patrick B Langthaler, Andrea Orioli, Peter Höller, Yvonne Höller, Vanessa N Frey, Francesco Brigo, Eugen Trinka
PURPOSE: Spasticity is a common disorder in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of this study was to investigate whether intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a safe, non-invasive and well-tolerated protocol of excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), is effective in modulating spasticity in SCI patients. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, crossover, sham-controlled study, ten subjects with incomplete cervical or thoracic SCI received 10 days of daily sessions of real or sham iTBS...
2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536500/the-impact-of-single-session-intermittent-theta-burst-stimulation-over-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-and-posterior-superior-temporal-sulcus-on-adults-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#17
Hsing-Chang Ni, June Hung, Chen-Te Wu, Yu-Yu Wu, Chee-Jen Chang, Rou-Shayn Chen, Ying-Zu Huang
Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), a patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, was applied over the posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS) or dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) to explore its impact in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Among 25 adults with ASD, 19 (mean age: 20.8 years) completed the randomized, sham-controlled, crossover trial. Every participant received iTBS over the bilateral DLPFC, bilateral pSTS and inion (as a sham control stimulation) in a randomized order with a 1-week interval...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534232/spontaneous-dislocation-of-the-posterior-chamber-intraocular-lens
#18
Azusa Fujikawa, Yasser Helmy Mohamed, Hirofumi Kinoshita, Eiko Tsuiki, Takashi Kitaoka
AIM: To evaluate the possible risk factors for posterior chamber intraocular lens dislocation either in-the-bag (ITB) dislocation or out-of-the-bag (OOTB) dislocation. METHODS: All subjects who sustained late intraocular lens dislocation from January 2011 until May 2014 and presented to the Nagasaki University Hospital were included in the study. This study is a retrospective evaluation of all cases of posterior chamber intraocular lens dislocation in this defined period...
May 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534029/submucosal-inferior-turbinoplasty-using-a-new-continuous-suction-irrigation-method
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Takeo Kanaya, Naoyuki Kohno
INTRODUCTION: Numerous surgical techniques for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (ITH) have been reported, each with advantages and disadvantages. Submucosal turbinoplasty with removal of the bony component of the inferior turbinate (IT) is an excellent procedure to expand the nasal cavity. However, this procedure requires a large incision to remove the inferior turbinate bone (ITB) and is associated with hemorrhage, crust formation, and adhesion. A smaller incision would avoid such complications...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522943/accuracy-of-computed-tomographic-features-in-differentiating-intestinal-tuberculosis-from-crohn-s-disease-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Saurabh Kedia, Raju Sharma, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Kumble Seetharama Madhusudhan, Vishal Sharma, Sawan Bopanna, Venigalla Pratap Mouli, Rajan Dhingra, Dawesh Prakash Yadav, Govind Makharia, Vineet Ahuja
Abdominal computed tomography (CT) can noninvasively image the entire gastrointestinal tract and assess extraintestinal features that are important in differentiating Crohn's disease (CD) and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB). The present meta-analysis pooled the results of all studies on the role of CT abdomen in differentiating between CD and ITB. We searched PubMed and Embase for all publications in English that analyzed the features differentiating between CD and ITB on abdominal CT. The features included comb sign, necrotic lymph nodes, asymmetric bowel wall thickening, skip lesions, fibrofatty proliferation, mural stratification, ileocaecal area, long segment, and left colonic involvements...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
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