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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646319/presence-of-enthesopathy-in-patients-with-primary-sjogren-s-syndrome-ultrasonographic-study-of-a-local-cohort
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Sinem Sag, Mustafa Serdar Sag, Ibrahim Tekeoglu, Ayhan Kamanlı, Kemal Nas
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal findings in Sjögren's syndrome are arthralgia, arthritis, myalgia, myositis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Enthesis zones are important in the formation of pain in the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) may show subclinical enthesitis in the synovial joints and in the axial skeleton before joint swelling in inflammatory diseases characterized by arthritis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the presence of enthesopathy using the Madrid sonographic enthesitis index (MASEI) in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (PSS)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630728/parameters-for-assessment-of-the-inferior-acetabulum-morphology-in-300-adult-hips
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Munif A Hatem, Luiz A M da Cunha, João C M Abdo, Hal David Martin
The inferior acetabulum (IA) has been studied as a stabilizer of the hip in flexed positions with potential implications in femoroacetabular impingement and hip instability. However, there is a paucity of studies considering the normal morphology and parameters for assessment of the IA. The purpose of this study was to define parameters to assess the IA morphology and their normal range. Specifically, the objectives were to assess: (i) the width of the anterior horn (AH) and posterior horn (PH) of the acetabulum; (ii) the inclination of the articular surface of the AH angle (AHA) and PH angle (PHA) in the axial plane; (iii) the anterior opening angle of the IA and differences between genders...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623950/work-outcome-in-yet-undiagnosed-patients-with-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study-among-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Lonneke van Hoeven, Annelies E R C H Boonen, Johanna M W Hazes, Angelique E A M Weel
BACKGROUND: To understand the impact of yet undiagnosed non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) on work outcomes in a cohort of patients with long-lasting chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: Data were used from a primary care CLBP cohort that was established to understand the prevalence of nr-axSpA and AS. Clinical characteristics comprised measures of back pain (visual analogue scale), inflammation (C-reactive protein) and physical functioning (Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ))...
June 17, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622901/tridimensional-analysis-of-rotatory-subluxation-and-sagittal-spinopelvic-alignment-in-the-setting-of-adult-spinal-deformity
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Emmanuelle Ferrero, Renaud Lafage, Bassel G Diebo, Vincent Challier, Brice Illharreborde, Frank Schwab, Wafa Skalli, Pierre Guigui, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective single-center. OBJECTIVE: To investigate rotatory subluxation (RS) in adult spinal deformity (ASD) with three-dimensional (3D) stereoradiographic images and analyze relationships between RS, transverse plane parameters, spinopelvic parameters, and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND: Recent research has demonstrated that sagittal plane malalignment and listhesis correlate with ASD patient-reported outcomes. However, there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the clinical impact of 3D evaluation and rotatory subluxation...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619268/ankle-hindfoot-after-calcaneal-fractures-a-biomechanical-study
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Xu Can, Li Mingqing, Wang Chenggong, Li Kanghua, Liu Hua
INTRODUCTION: Both the overall shape of the calcaneus and anatomical reduction of joint congruity are important prognostic factors. However, there is a significant lack of biomechanical data supporting the clinical importance of calcaneus height, length and heel width. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of abnormal calcaneus morphology on ankle-hindfoot biomechanics. HYPOTHESIS: The normal biomechanics of the ankle-hindfoot would be severely disrupted by the abnormal calcaneus morphology...
June 12, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600994/differences-in-lumbar-spine-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-a-step-down-functional-task-in-people-with-and-people-without-low-back-pain
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Alejandra Hernandez, Karlie Gross, Sara Gombatto
BACKGROUND: When functional movements are impaired in people with low back pain, they may be a contributing factor to chronicity and recurrence. The purpose of the current study was to examine lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity kinematics during a step down functional task between people with and without a history of low back pain. METHODS: A 3-dimensional motion capture system was used to analyze kinematics during a step down task. Total excursion of the lumbar spine, pelvis, and lower extremity segments in each plane were calculated from the start to end of the task...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600789/improving-the-management-of-psoriatic-arthritis-and-axial-spondyloarthritis-roundtable-discussions-with-healthcare-professionals-and-patients
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Marco Garrido-Cumbrera, Ottfrid Hillmann, Raj Mahapatra, David Trigos, Petra Zajc, Luisa Weiss, Galya Bostynets, Laure Gossec, Laura C Coates
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) are both chronic, inflammatory conditions that result in a substantial burden of disease and reduced quality of life for patients. Patient involvement in developing optimal disease management strategies, including defining appropriate goals, therapies, and treatment options, as well as in setting policy priorities and agendas, is key. A working group of patient organization representatives and rheumatologists explored what patients consider to be unmet needs, important treatment gaps, and future priorities in PsA and AxSpA management...
June 9, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597286/what-are-the-differences-in-the-outcome-of-laparoscopic-axial-i-versus-paraesophageal-ii-iv-hiatal-hernia-repair
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F Köckerling, Y Trommer, K Zarras, D Adolf, B Kraft, D Weyhe, R Fortelny, C Schug-Paß
INTRODUCTION: Comparison of elective laparoscopic repair of axial vs paraesophageal hiatal hernias reveals relevant differences in both the patient collectives and the complexity of the procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present uni- and multivariable analysis of data from the Herniamed Registry compares the outcome for 2047 (67.3%) (type I) axial with 996 (32.7%) (types II-IV) paraesophageal primary hiatal hernias following laparoscopic repair. RESULTS: Compared with the patients with axial hiatal hernias, patients with paraesophageal hiatal hernia were nine years older, had a higher ASA score (ASA III/IV: 34...
June 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593426/-spondyloarthritides
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M Rudwaleit
Spondyloarthritides (SpA) are inflammatory rheumatic diseases affecting the axial skeleton, peripheral joints and entheses, and also manifest at extraskeletal sites. According to the more recently introduced nomenclature, predominant axial SpA is distinguished from predominant peripheral SpA. Axial SpA is further divided into radiographic and nonradiographic axial SpA. Genetic factors are relevant, with HLA-B27 being most important. The interleukin 23/17 pathway seems to be relevant and points towards new therapeutic targets...
June 7, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591073/predictors-of-persistent-axial-neck-pain-after-cervical-laminoplasty
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Atsushi Kimura, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Hirokazu Inoue, Teruaki Endo, Katsushi Takeshita
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to reveal baseline predictors of persistent post-laminoplasty neck pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Axial neck pain is one of the most common complications after cervical laminoplasty; however, baseline predictors of persistent post-laminoplasty neck pain are unclear. METHODS: We analyzed data from 156 patients who completed a 2-year follow-up after double-door laminoplasty for degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM)...
June 6, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584678/preventive-effect-of-tamsulosin-on-postoperative-urinary-retention-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Azam Basheer, Mohammed Alsaidi, Lonni Schultz, Mokbel Chedid, Muwaffak Abdulhak, Donald Seyfried
BACKGROUND: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR) is common in neurosurgical patients. The use of alpha-blockade therapy, such as tamsulosin, has benefited many patients with a history of obstructive uropathy by decreasing lower urinary tract symptoms such as distension, infections, and stricture formation, as well as the incidence of POUR. For this study, we targeted patients who had undergone spinal surgery to examine the prophylactic effects of tamsulosin. Increased understanding of this therapy will assist in minimizing the morbidity of spinal surgery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570360/atlanto-axial-subluxation-after-adenoidectomy
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Isabel Theresia Gross, Laleh Bahar-Posey
Atlanto-axial subluxation is a rare but potentially serious complication after otolaryngological procedures. We are describing a case of a 4-year-old child who developed atlanto-axial subluxation of the cervical spine after adenoidectomy. Our patient underwent adenoidectomy and, 18 days later, presented to the emergency department with her neck tilted to the left in a cock-robin position and complaining of neck pain persisting since the surgery. A multiplanar 3-dimensional computed tomography was obtained and confirmed the diagnosis of an atlanto-axial subluxation (Fielding type 3)...
June 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569222/is-the-current-asas-expert-definition-of-a-positive-family-history-useful-in-identifying-axial-spondyloarthritis-results-from-the-space-and-desir-cohorts
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Zineb Ez-Zaitouni, Andrea Hilkens, Laure Gossec, Inger Jorid Berg, Robert Landewé, Roberta Ramonda, Maxime Dougados, Désirée van der Heijde, Floris van Gaalen
BACKGROUND: The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) definition of a positive family history (PFH) of spondyloarthritis (SpA) includes the following diseases in first- or second-degree relatives: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), acute anterior uveitis (AAU), reactive arthritis (ReA), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and psoriasis. However, it is not known if a PFH for each of these diseases contributes to making a diagnosis of axSpA, sacroiliitis on imaging, or fulfilling the ASAS criteria in patients presenting with chronic back pain (CBP)...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567591/ribosomal-pcr-assay-of-excised-intervertebral-discs-from-patients-undergoing-single-level-primary-lumbar-microdiscectomy
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Todd F Alamin, Marcus Munoz, Alicia Zagel, Agnes Ith, Eugene Carragee, Ivan Cheng, Gaetano Scuderi, Indre Budvytiene, Niaz Banei
PURPOSE: To determine the presence of infectious microorganisms in the herniated discs of immunocompetent patients, using methodology that we hoped would be of higher sensitivity and specificity than has been reported in the past. Recent studies have demonstrated a significant rate of positive cultures for low virulent organisms in excised HNP samples (range 19-53%). These studies have served as the theoretical basis for a pilot trial, and then, a well done prospective randomized trial that demonstrated that systemic treatment with antibiotics may yield lasting improvements in a subset of patients with axial back pain...
May 31, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562669/design-and-preliminary-analysis-of-a-vaginal-inserter-for-speculum-free-cervical-cancer-screening
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Mercy Nyamewaa Asiedu, Júlia Agudogo, Marlee S Krieger, Robert Miros, Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, John W Schmitt, Nimmi Ramanujam
OBJECTIVE: Cervical cancer screening usually requires use of a speculum to provide a clear view of the cervix. The speculum is one potential barrier to screening due to fear of pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The aim of this paper is to present and demonstrate the feasibility of a tampon-sized inserter and the POCkeT Colposcope, a miniature pen sized-colposcope, for comfortable, speculum-free and potentially self-colposcopy. STUDY DESIGN: We explored different designs using 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software and performed mechanical testing simulations on each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535546/cost-utility-analysis-of-lumbar-interlaminar-epidural-injections-in-the-treatment-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-central-spinal-stenosis-and-axial-or-discogenic-low-back-pain
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Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vidyasagar Pampati, Ramsin M Benyamin, Joshua A Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Cost utility or cost effective analysis continues to take center stage in the United States for defining and measuring the value of treatments in interventional pain management. Appropriate cost utility analysis has been performed for caudal epidural injections, percutaneous adhesiolysis, and spinal cord stimulation. However, the literature pertaining to lumbar interlaminar epidural injections is lacking, specifically in reference to cost utility analysis derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a pragmatic approach in a practical setting...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534559/-gastric-volvulus-an-infrequent-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain
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D Ruiz-Clavijo García, A Zuñiga Ripa, L Casanova Ortíz, I García de Eulate Martín-Moro, B González de la Higuera Carnicer, J Urman Fernández
Gastric volvulus (GV) is characterized by the abnormal rotation of a portion of the stomach around a horizontal or vertical axis that can cause obstruction, vascular disorder and even strangulation, and may evolve into necrosis or even perforation. It can be classified according to its aetiology into primary or secondary GV, according to its anatomy into axial organ or into axial mesenteric GV, and according to its presentation into chronic or acute GV. Both types of volvulus require treatment; however, in spite of the classic treatment being open surgery, there is no standard treatment, nor is there consensus on the alternative of choice at present...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532491/evaluation-of-an-automated-thresholding-algorithm-for-the-quantification-of-paraspinal-muscle-composition-from-mri-images
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Maryse Fortin, Mona Omidyeganeh, Michele Crites Battié, Omair Ahmad, Hassan Rivaz
BACKGROUND: The imaging assessment of paraspinal muscle morphology and fatty infiltration has gained considerable attention in the past decades, with reports suggesting an association between muscle degenerative changes and low back pain (LBP). To date, qualitative and quantitative approaches have been used to assess paraspinal muscle composition. Though highly reliable, manual thresholding techniques are time consuming and not always feasible in a clinical setting. The tedious and rater-dependent nature of such manual thresholding techniques provides the impetus for the development of automated or semi-automated segmentation methods...
May 22, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530120/osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-and-opening-wedge-tibial-osteotomy-clinical-results-of-a-combined-single-procedure
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Albert C Hsu, Luis E P Tirico, Abraham G Lin, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective To evaluate the outcome of patients who have undergone simultaneous osteotomy and osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation. Our hypothesis is that use of high tibial osteotomy and fresh OCA in a combined procedure is safe and effective without increasing morbidity in comparison to OCA alone. Design A case series of 17 patients underwent tibial osteotomy and simultaneous OCA during a single surgery. Osteotomy was indicated when axial alignment was within the affected compartment. Patients had a minimum of 2 years of follow-up after surgery...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523214/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-the-matter-of-white-matter
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Jaakko Hotta, Guangyu Zhou, Hanna Harno, Nina Forss, Riitta Hari
INTRODUCTION: Many central pathophysiological aspects of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) are still unknown. Although brain-imaging studies are increasingly supporting the contribution of the central nervous system to the generation and maintenance of the CRPS pain, the brain's white-matter alterations are seldom investigated. METHODS: In this study, we used diffusion tensor imaging to explore white-matter changes in twelve CRPS-type-1 female patients suffering from chronic right upper-limb pain compared with twelve healthy control subjects...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
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