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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415078/risk-factors-for-anthroponotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-unresponsive-and-responsive-patients-in-a-major-focus-southeast-of-iran
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Mehdi Bamorovat, Iraj Sharifi, Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian, Hamid Sharifi, Ali Karamoozian, Fatemeh Sharifi, Ahmad Khosravi, Saeid Hassanzadeh
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a serious health challenge at the global level due to Leishmania tropica. This study was conducted to evaluate the risk factors associated with anthroponotic CL (ACL) in unresponsive (patient who does not heal and remains with an active lesion, despite receiving two courses of intra-lesional Glucantime along with cryotherapy and one cycle of systemic Glucantime) and responsive patients in a major focus in southeastern Iran. A case-control study was conducted from April 2015 to October 2016 in the southeast of Iran...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404655/concomitant-injuries-may-not-reduce-the-likelihood-of-achieving-symmetrical-muscle-function-one%C3%A2-year-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-observational-study-based-on-263-patients
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, Eleonor Svantesson, Susanne Beischer, Christoffer Thomeé, Alberto Grassi, Ferid Krupic, Roland Thomeé, Jón Karlsson, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: A better understanding of patient characteristics and the way common concomitant injuries affect the recovery of muscle function after surgery should help providers to treat patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The aim of this study was to determine whether patient characteristics, concomitant injuries and graft choice at ACL reconstruction were associated with symmetrical knee muscle function at one year. The hypothesis was that the presence of concomitant injuries would negatively influence the opportunity to achieve symmetrical knee function at the one-year follow-up...
February 5, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404654/translation-and-validation-of-the-simplified-chinese-version-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-return-to-sport-after-injury-acl-rsi
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Zhen-Yu Jia, Jin Cui, Wei Wang, Chen-Chen Xue, Tian-Ze Liu, Xuan Huang, Wei-Dong Xu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to obtain a translation and adaptation of the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury (ACL-RSI) into simplified Chinese and validate the simplified Chinese version. METHODS: Translation and adaptation were performed according to the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Outcome Committee. A total of 122 patients who were diagnosed with an ACL injury and underwent primary arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) between 2015 and 2016 were included in this study...
February 5, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397287/clinical-outcomes-after-arthroscopic-release-of-patellofemoral-arthrofibrosis-in-patients-with-prior-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Sean P Calloway, Clinton J Soppe, Bert R Mandelbaum
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review our results of arthroscopic release in patients diagnosed with refractory patellofemoral arthrofibrosis (PFA) after having undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: From 2006 to 2016, all patients who underwent arthroscopic release for refractory PFA after ACL reconstruction were reviewed retrospectively. All patients then completed surveys containing the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and were asked 2 subjective questions...
January 31, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376084/chinese-ethnicity-is-associated-with-concomitant-cartilage-injuries-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
#5
Chloe Xiaoyun Chan, Keng Lin Wong, Shi Jie Toh, Lingaraj Krishna
Background: Chinese ethnicity is associated with the presence of knee osteoarthritis. This raises the possibility that it may similarly be associated with concomitant meniscus and cartilage injuries in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. There are currently no published data on the effect of Chinese ethnicity in this regard. Purpose: The primary aim was to determine whether Chinese ethnicity is associated with concomitant intra-articular injuries in patients with ACL tears and to verify the correlation of age, sex, body mass index, mechanism of injury, cause of injury, and presence of bone contusions on magnetic resonance imaging with such injuries...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373984/the-effect-of-targeted-exercise-on-knee-muscle-function-in-patients-with-persistent-hamstring-deficiency-following-acl-reconstruction-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bo Bregenhof, Uffe Jørgensen, Per Aagaard, Nis Nissen, Mark W Creaby, Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Carsten Jensen, Trine Torfing, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, using hamstring auto-graft is a common surgical procedure, which often leads to persistent hamstring muscle-strength deficiency and reduced function. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to investigate the effect of a combined, progressive, strength and neuromuscular exercise intervention on knee muscle strength, functional capacity and hamstring muscle-tendon morphology in ACL-reconstructed patients with persistent hamstring muscle-strength deficiency compared with controls...
January 26, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362146/protruding-anterior-medial-meniscus-an-indirect-sign-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency
#7
Anagha P Parkar, Kristiane Bleskestad, Susanne Løken, Miraude E A P M Adriaensen, Eirik Solheim
BACKGROUND: to examine if PROTruding of the Anterior Medial Meniscus (PROTAMM) could be an indirect sign of PCL deficiency by comparing PROTAMM to passive posterior tibial sagging (PSS) for chronic PCL rupture on routine MRI. METHODS: Patients with PCL reconstruction between 2011 and 2016 were included in a case control study. Primarily cases with combined ACL/PCL injury were excluded. Secondary exclusion criteria were bony fractures, medial meniscus pathology and poor quality MRIs...
February 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353004/leishmania-tropica-isolates-from-non-healed-and-healed-patients-in-iran-a-molecular-typing-and-phylogenetic-analysis
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Mehdi Bamorovat, Iraj Sharifi, Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, Sana Eybpoosh, Saeid Nasibi, Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian, Ahmad Khosravi
The precise identification of the parasite species causing leishmaniasis is essential for selecting proper treatment modality. The present study aims to compare the nucleotide variations of the ITS1, 7SL RNA, and Hsp70 sequences between non-healed and healed anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) patients in major foci in Iran. A case-control study was carried out from September 2015 to October 2016 in the cities of Kerman and Bam, in the southeast of Iran. Randomly selected skin-scraping lesions of 40 patients (20 non-healed and 20 healed) were examined and the organisms were grown in a culture medium...
January 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157992/complications-associated-with-the-techniques-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-under-18-years-old-a-systematic-review
#9
W Tovar-Cuellar, F Galván-Villamarín, J Ortiz-Morales
OBJECTIVE: Determine the complications related to the different techniques for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients under 18 years old. METHODOLOGY: Systematic review using the databases Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Embase (until July 2016), additional studies were included conducting a search of the references of previous studies. The terms included in the search were: «cruciate», «ligament», «anterior», «immature», «complications», «outcome», «acl reconstruction»,« cruciate ligament anterior reconstruction», «children», «child», «infants», «adolescent», «open physis», «growth plate» and «skeletally immature»...
November 17, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132386/primary-single-suture-anchor-re-fixation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-proximal-avulsion-tears-leads-to-good-functional-mid-term-results-a-preliminary-study-in-12-patients
#10
Christof Hoffmann, Jan Friederichs, Christian von Rüden, Christian Schaller, Volker Bühren, Christoph Moessmer
BACKGROUND: Current studies demonstrate encouraging short-term results after primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suture anchor repair. However, earlier studies reported deterioration of knee function at 5-year follow-up following good clinical short-term recovery. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate clinical long-term results after primary ACL repair at a minimum 5-year follow-up. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 13 patients were included between 2009 and 2012...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119285/lateral-femoral-notch-depth-is-not-associated-with-increased-rotatory-instability-in-acl-injured-knees-a-quantitative-pivot-shift-analysis
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Ajay C Kanakamedala, Jeremy M Burnham, Thomas R Pfeiffer, Elmar Herbst, Marcin Kowalczuk, Adam Popchak, James Irrgang, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
PURPOSE: A deep lateral femoral notch (LFN) on lateral radiographs is indicative of ACL injury. Prior studies have suggested that a deep LFN may also be a sign of persistent rotatory instability and a concomitant lateral meniscus tear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between LFN depth and both quantitative measures of rotatory knee instability and the incidence of lateral meniscus tears. It was hypothesized that greater LFN depth would be correlated with increased rotatory instability, quantified by lateral compartment translation and tibial acceleration during a quantitative pivot shift test, and incidence of lateral meniscus tears...
November 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103181/brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-autoantibody-profile-in-118-patients-with-neuropsychiatric-lupus
#12
Zhen Tan, Yingbo Zhou, Xiangpei Li, Guosheng Wang, Jinhui Tao, Li Wang, Yan Ma, Xiaomei Li
The objective of this study is to analyze clinical manifestations, features of imaging, and laboratory assessment of patients with neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) for better diagnosis and outcome prediction. One hundred eighteen NPSLE patients admitted to the Anhui Provincial Hospital in Hefei, China, between January 2006 and December 2016 were enrolled and analyzed retrospectively. All patients fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology revised classification criteria for SLE. Patients with NPSLE fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) nomenclature and case definitions...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100776/predicting-quadrupled-graft-length-and-diameter-using-single-strand-tendon-dimensions-in-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#13
Daniel B Haber, Emily M Brook, Kaitlyn Whitlock, Elizabeth G Matzkin
PURPOSE: To determine whether single-strand semitendinosus autograft or allograft dimensions can reliably predict quadrupled graft diameter and length. METHODS: Intraoperative semitendinosus graft measurements were recorded for consecutive all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions from 2013 to 2016 and retrospectively reviewed. Intraoperative single-strand tendon length and width and the corresponding quadrupled graft length and diameter were recorded...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097638/investigation-of-the-spatial-distribution-of-sandfly-species-and-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-risk-factors-by-using-geographical-information-system-technologies-in-karaisali-district-of-adana-province-turkey
#14
Ozan Artun, Hakan Kavur
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Cutaneous leishmaniasis displays two epidemiological routes of transmission, zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) which includes animal reservoir hosts in the transmission cycle and anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL), where human is the sole source of infection for the vector sandflies. About 10-13% of CL cases are reported each year from Adana province in Turkey. The aim of this study was to develop a predictive model for determining the spatial risk level of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Adana province, southern part of Turkey, in relation to environmental factors...
July 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952012/comparison-of-a-fast-5-min-knee-mri-protocol-with-a-standard-knee-mri-protocol-a-multi-institutional-multi-reader-study
#15
Erin FitzGerald Alaia, Alex Benedick, Nancy A Obuchowski, Joshua M Polster, Luis S Beltran, Jean Schils, Elisabeth Garwood, Christopher J Burke, I-Yuan Joseph Chang, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Naveen Subhas
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic performance of a 5-min knee MRI protocol to that of a standard knee MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred 3 T (100 patients, mean 38.8 years) and 50 1.5 T (46 patients, mean 46.4 years) MRIs, consisting of 5 fast, 2D multi-planar fast-spin-echo (FSE) sequences and five standard multiplanar FSE sequences, from two academic centers (1/2015-1/2016), were retrospectively reviewed by four musculoskeletal radiologists. Agreement between fast and standard (interprotocol agreement) and between standard (intraprotocol agreement) readings for meniscal, ligamentous, chondral, and bone pathology was compared for interchangeability...
September 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948312/increased-incidence-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-revision-surgery-in-paediatric-verses-adult-population
#16
Diego Costa Astur, Charles Marcon Cachoeira, Tierri da Silva Vieira, Pedro Debieux, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Moisés Cohen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anterior cruciate ligament graft failure rate in a population of 1376 patients submitted to single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedure. It was hypothesized that the younger the patient, the greater the chance of a new anterior cruciate ligament graft ligament injury. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients who had SB anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction between the years, 2001 and 2016, with a minimum post-operative follow-up period of 6 months...
September 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945689/complications-after-pediatric-acl-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis
#17
Stephanie E Wong, Brian T Feeley, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this meta-analysis is to review clinical outcomes and complications following pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: The PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for studies on ACL ruptures in the skeletally immature from 1985 to 2016. Full-text studies in English and performed on humans were included (n=5718). Titles included discussed operative intervention on skeletally immature patients with ACL tears (n=160)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945149/risk-of-developing-antiphospholipid-antibodies-following-viral-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
N Abdel-Wahab, S Talathi, M A Lopez-Olivo, M E Suarez-Almazor
Objective The objective of this paper is to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on the risk of developing elevated antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies and related thromboembolic and/or pregnancy events following a viral infection. Method We searched Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science, PubMed ePubs, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials through June 2016. Independent observational studies of elevated aPL antibodies in patients with a viral infection compared with controls or patients with lupus were included...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920131/reversible-causes-in-cardiovascular-collapse-at-the-emergency-department-using-ultrasonography-revive-us
#19
Mui Teng Chua, Gene Wh Chan, Win Sen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonographic evaluation of patients in cardiac arrest is currently not protocolised in the advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) algorithm. Potentially reversible causes may be identified using bedside ultrasonography that is ubiquitous in most emergency departments (EDs). This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of sonographically detectable reversible causes of cardiac arrest by incorporating an ultrasonography protocol into the ACLS algorithm. Secondary objectives include rates of survival to hospital admission, hospital discharge, and 30-day mortality...
August 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915914/paradoxical-tunnel-enlargement-after-acl-reconstruction-with-hamstring-autografts-when-using-%C3%AE-tcp-containing-interference-screws-for-tibial-aperture-fixation-prospectively-comparative-study
#20
Joon Ho Wang, Eun Su Lee, Byung Hoon Lee
BACKGROUND: Tibial aperture fixation with a bioabsorbable interference screw is a popular fixation method in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). An interference screw containing β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) to improve bony integration and biocompatibility was recently introduced. This study aims to compare the clinical outcomes and radiological results of tunnel enlargement effect between the 2 bioabsorbable fixative devices of pure poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) interference screws and β-TCP-containing screws, for tibial interference fixation in ACLR using hamstring autografts...
September 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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