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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060803/analysis-of-muscle-activation-in-lower-extremity-for-static-balance
#1
Kingshuk Chakravarty, Debatri Chatterjee, Rajat Kumar Das, Soumya Ranjan Tripathy, Aniruddha Sinha
Balance plays an important role for human bipedal locomotion. Degeneration of balance control is prominent in stroke patients, elderly adults and even for majority of obese people. Design of personalized balance training program, in order to strengthen muscles, requires the analysis of muscle activation during an activity. In this paper we have proposed an affordable and portable approach to analyze the relationship between the static balance strategy and activation of various lower extremity muscles. To do that we have considered Microsoft Kinect XBox 360 as a motion sensing device and Wii balance board for measuring external force information...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047399/pathogen-communities-of-songbird-derived-ticks-in-europe-s-low-countries
#2
Dieter Heylen, Manoj Fonville, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Arjan Stroo, Martin Duisterwinkel, Sip van Wieren, Maria Diuk-Wasser, Arnout de Bruin, Hein Sprong
BACKGROUND: Birds play a major role in the maintenance of enzootic cycles of pathogens transmitted by ticks. Due to their mobility, they affect the spatial distribution and abundance of both ticks and pathogens. In the present study, we aim to identify members of a pathogen community [Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.), B. miyamotoi, 'Ca. Neoehrlichia mikurensis', Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Rickettsia helvetica] in songbird-derived ticks from 11 locations in the Netherlands and Belgium (2012-2014)...
October 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021927/split-femoral-nerve-due-to-psoas-tertius-muscle-a-review-with-other-cases-of-variant-muscles-traversing-the-femoral-nerve
#3
Shehzad Khalid, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
Leg pain from lumbar disc herniation is a common presentation. However, certain muscular and peripheral nerve variants may present similarly and represent an unrecognized etiology of femoral nerve dysfunction. Such cases might affect the outcome of specific treatment regimes. Therefore, recognition of these variations in anatomy may be useful to the clinician when treating the patient with medically refractory lower limb pain. Some reports have reported variant slips of the psoas and iliacus muscles, which may split the femoral nerve causing a potential risk for nerve entrapment...
August 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961732/novel-surgical-treatment-strategies-for-unstable-lumbar-osteodiscitis-a-3-patient-case-series
#4
Michael A Bohl, Randall J Hlubek, Jay D Turner, Edward M Reece, U Kumar Kakarla, Steve W Chang
BACKGROUND: Lumbar osteomyelitis frequently affects patients with medical comorbidities and poor preoperative health. Surgery is indicated when medical management fails or patients present with spinal instability or neural compromise. Successful arthrodesis can be difficult and sometimes requires alternative surgical techniques. OBJECTIVE: To report 3 novel methods, each illustrated by a case, for achieving arthrodesis for lumbar osteomyelitis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 3 cases of surgical treatment of lumbar osteomyelitis...
August 9, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934803/two-interesting-cases-of-meralgia-paraesthetica
#5
Christopher David Jones, Luke Guiot, Mark Portelli, Timothy Bullen, Paul Skaife
Meralgia paraesthetica (MP) is a condition originally described by Bernhardt in 1878 and was eventually named by Roth in 1895. It is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) resulting in varying types of discomfort. Severity of the symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to painfully disabling. In this article we discuss 2 patients with a LFCN injury occurring as a result of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR). The first patient is a 46-year-old female who reported pain and dysesthesia in the left groin and the anterolateral thigh, 2 days post LCR...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750969/a-case-study-utilizing-myofascial-release-acupressure-and-trigger-point-therapy-to-treat-bilateral-stringhalt-in-a-12%C3%A2-year-old-akhal-teke-horse
#6
Tammy Brockman
"Stringhalt" is a horse condition that causes one or both hind legs to spasm when walking, trotting or backing. The condition is thought to be related to a neurological cause from either plant toxicity or peripheral nerve injury. The prognosis is poor and the horse's performance and quality of life can be affected. Treatment has included surgically cutting the digital extensors with varied results. The objective of the study is to utilize soft tissue release via acupressure, trigger point and myofascial release to decrease symptoms of stringhalt...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704300/postinfectious-heterotopic-ossification-of-the-ilium-involving-the-iliacus-muscle
#7
Ferdhany Muhamad Effendi, Yunjin Nam, Chang Ho Shin, Tae-Joon Cho, Won Joon Yoo, Jung-Eun Cheon, In Ho Choi
Heterotopic ossification in soft tissue or muscle is rare in the pediatric and adolescent age group. Most cases are associated with musculoskeletal injury and trauma to the central nervous system. Here, we describe an adolescent patient without a history of trauma or lesions in the central nervous system who presented with a painful limp with limited motion of the left hip. Investigations indicated unusually large heterotopic ossification extending from the inner aspect of the ilium down to the anterior part of the hip, highly likely to have developed after an unrecognized periacetabular pyomyositis primarily involving the iliacus muscle...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649793/characteristics-of-acute-groin-injuries-in-the-hip-flexor-muscles-a-detailed-mri-study-in-athletes
#8
A Serner, A Weir, J L Tol, K Thorborg, F Roemer, A Guermazi, E Yamashiro, P Hölmich
Hip flexor injuries account for one-third of acute groin injuries; however, little is known about specific injury characteristics. The aims of this study were to describe acute hip flexor injuries using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in athletes with acute groin pain and to compare specific muscle injuries with reported injury situations. Male athletes with acute groin pain were prospectively and consecutively included during three sports seasons. MRI was performed within 7 days of injury using a standardized protocol and a reliable assessment approach...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596974/magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-the-hip-musculature-after-arthroscopic-labral-level-iliopsoas-tenotomies
#9
Brian E Walczak, Donna G Blankenbaker, Michael R Tuite, James S Keene
BACKGROUND: Iliopsoas (IP) muscle atrophy is a known consequence of open IP tenotomy, but the severity of IP muscle atrophy that occurs after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomies has not been documented. PURPOSE: To document the severity of muscle atrophy that occurs in the iliacus, psoas, and adjacent hip musculature after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients who had magnetic resonance arthrograms (MRAs) obtained prior to and 3 months to 5 years after arthroscopic labral-level IP tenotomies are the basis of this report...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571125/preinguinal-splitting-and-reunion-of-femoral-nerve-entrapping-the-fleshy-fibres-of-iliacus-muscle-a-case-report
#10
L S Ashwini, S Nagabhooshana Somayaji, Mohandas Rao, Sapna Marpalli
Division of nerves close to their origin and muscular entrapments by nerves in the limbs is not very common. Femoral nerve is the largest branch of the lumbar plexus and arises from dorsal divisions of ventral rami of L2 to L4 spinal nerves. During routine cadaveric dissection for first year medical students at Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Karnataka, India, we observed a variation in the division and course of left femoral nerve in about 65-year-old male cadaver. The femoral nerve was split into two divisions above the inguinal ligament after its origin from the lumbar plexus...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540149/treatment-challenges-of-prosthetic-hip-infection-with-associated-iliacus-muscle-abscess-report-of-5-cases-and-literature-review
#11
Joshua M Lawrenz, Nathan W Mesko, Carlos A Higuera, Robert M Molloy, Claus Simpfendorfer, Maja Babic
Prosthetic joint infection is an unfortunate though well-recognized complication of total joint arthroplasty. An iliacus and/or iliopsoas muscle abscess is a rarely documented presentation of hip prosthetic joint infection. It is thought an unrecognized retroperitoneal nidus of infection can be a source of continual seeding of the prosthetic hip joint, prolonging attempts to eradicate infection despite aggressive debridement and explant attempts. The current study presents five cases demonstrating this clinical scenario, and discusses various treatment challenges...
2017: Journal of bone and joint infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256498/iliacus-abscess-with-radiculopathy-mimicking-herniated-nucleus-pulposus-additional-diagnostic-value-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#12
D H Kim, S H Woo, W J Lee
An iliacus abscess is an extremely rare cause of low back pain. With an iliacus abscess, the classical signs seen with a psoas abscess are frequently absent. Therefore, a timely diagnosis at the initial visit is difficult and inadequate treatment usually results in high mortality. Here, we report the case of 19-year-old man who presented with acute low back pain with radiculopathy and was ultimately diagnosed with an iliacus muscle abscess.
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137401/secondary-hyperalgesia-occurs-regardless-of-unilateral-or-bilateral-knee-osteoarthritis-involvement-in-individuals-with-mild-or-moderate-level
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Vanessa Martins Pereira Silva Moreira, Saulo Delfino Barboza, Juliana Borges Oliveira, Janser Moura Pereira, Valdeci Carlos Dionisio
BACKGROUND: Secondary hyperalgesia in individuals with less severe levels of knee osteoarthritis remains unclear. The objective of this study was to measure the pressure pain threshold of individuals with mild or moderate knee osteoarthritis and compare with no osteoarthritis. METHODS: Ten healthy controls and 30 individuals with mild or moderate knee osteoarthritis divided into two groups (unilateral and bilateral involvement) were included. Dermatomes in lumbar levels (L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5) and sacral level (S1 and S2), myotomes (vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, adductor longus, tibialis anterior, peroneus longus, iliacus, quadratus lumborum, and popliteus muscles), and sclerotomes in lumbar levels (L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 supraspinous ligaments), over the L5-S1 and S1-S2 sacral areas, pes anserinus bursae, and at the patellar tendon pressure pain threshold were assessed and compared between individuals with and without knee osteoarthritis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119516/antiplatelet-therapy-and-spontaneous-retroperitoneal-hematoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Walid Ibrahim, Abdelaziz Mohamed, Muhammed Sheikh, Mohamed Shokr, Abubaker Hassan, Jarrett Wienberger, Luis C Afonso
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy has proven efficacy in primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease with a relatively good safety profile. Review of the literature revealed 8 cases of spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma secondary to antiplatelet treatment. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 66-year-old male with a flare of acute gout secondary to uncontrolled chronic myeloid leukemia. The patient was started on dual antiplatelet treatment following a drug-eluted stent placement for symptomatic coronary artery disease...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097658/segmental-fibre-type-composition-of-the-rat-iliopsoas-muscle
#15
Hrvoje Vlahovic, Ksenija Bazdaric, Verner Marijancic, Tamara Soic-Vranic, Daniela Malnar, Juraj Arbanas
The iliopsoas of the rat is composed of two muscles - the psoas major muscle and the iliacus muscle. The psoas major muscle arises from all the lumbar vertebrae and the iliacus muscle from the fifth and sixth lumbar vertebrae and ilium. Their common insertion point is the lesser trochanter of the femur, and their common action is the lateral rotation of the femur and flexion of the hip joint. Unlike humans, the rat is a quadruped and only occasionally rises up on its hind legs. Therefore, it is expected that the fibre type composition of the rat iliopsoas muscle will be different than that of humans...
April 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984691/-iliacus-muscle-injury-caused-by-inadequate-exercise
#16
J Magaña-Reyes, L G Domínguez-Gasca, A García-Luna, L G Domínguez-Carrillo
BACKGROUND: Traumatic iliacus muscle injury is rare; it is usually caused by trauma or intense exercise involving the pelvic girdle; it can produce a hematoma with femoral nerve neuropathy. Spontaneous muscle hematomas occur in patients with coagulation disorders. CLINICAL CASE: A 45-year-old male with 18 days of evolution, with an intense pain in the right buttock, groin and iliac fossa, with an inability for hip flexion and ambulation caused by inadequate exercise (supine double leg lifts)...
May 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966403/-a-9-year-old-boy-with-pinpoint-pain-caused-by-pyomyositis
#17
M Schots, R Verlaak, P H Haarbrink, B A Semmekrot
BACKGROUND: Pyomyositis is a rare bacterial infection of striated muscle, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy 9-year-old boy was referred to us because of pain in the hip and fever. We noticed he could point to the pain with one finger; this is referred to as 'pinpoint pain'. An MRI indicated a diagnosis of pyomyositis of the iliacus muscle and piriformis. The infection was caused by S. aureus. The boy recovered completely and swiftly with antibiotic therapy...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891579/unexpected-motor-weakness-following-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-gynaecological-laparoscopy
#18
M Wikner
Quadratus lumborum block has recently been described as an effective and long-lasting analgesic strategy for various abdominal operations, including gynaecological laparoscopy. Despite evidence that the analgesic effect is mediated by indirect paravertebral block and that local anaesthetic spreads to the lumbar paravertebral space, there have been no reports to date of lower limb motor weakness. We present a patient with unilateral hip flexion and knee extension weakness leading to unplanned overnight admission following lateral quadratus lumborum block with 20 ml levobupivacaine 0...
February 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573696/age-related-differences-in-gait-kinematics-kinetics-and-muscle-function-a-principal-component-analysis
#19
Sarah A Schloemer, Julie A Thompson, Amy Silder, Darryl G Thelen, Robert A Siston
Age-related increased hip extensor recruitment during gait is a proposed compensation strategy for reduced ankle power generation and may indicate a distal-to-proximal shift in muscle function with age. Extending beyond joint level analyses, identifying age-related changes at the muscle level could capture more closely the underlying mechanisms responsible for movement. The purpose of this study was to characterize and compare muscle forces and induced accelerations during gait in healthy older adults with those of young adults...
March 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27326946/fever-with-intradialytic-pelvic-pain-a-case-of-iliopsoas-abscess-complicated-with-methicillin-sensitive-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-in-an-end-stage-renal-failure-patient
#20
M T Alif Adlan, W A K Wan Mohd Rasis, M D Mohd Ramadhan
Staphylococcus Aureus is a Gram-positive cocci bacteria which had been found to be the causative organism in over 88% of patients with primary iliopsoas abscess. We report the case of a 53-year-old diabetic woman with end-stage renal failure diagnosed with left iliopsoas abscess with a catheter-related infection. Computed tomogram (CT) of abdomen and pelvis revealed hypodense lesions of left psoas, iliacus and quadratus lumborum suggestive of psoas abscesses. In addition, osteomyelitis changes at left sacroiliac and hip joint were seen...
April 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
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