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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903626/a-unified-perspective-on-ankle-push-off-in-human-walking
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Karl E Zelik, Peter G Adamczyk
Muscle-tendon units about the ankle joint generate a burst of positive power during the step-to-step transition in human walking, termed ankle push-off, but there is no scientific consensus on its functional role. A central question embodied in the biomechanics literature is: does ankle push-off primarily contribute to leg swing, or to center of mass (COM) acceleration? This question has been debated in various forms for decades. However, it actually presents a false dichotomy, as these two possibilities are not mutually exclusive...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899355/the-anatomic-centers-of-the-femoral-and-tibial-insertions-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-systematic-review-of-imaging-and-cadaveric-studies-reporting-normal-center-locations
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Anagha P Parkar, Miraude E A P M Adriaensen, Søren Vindfeld, Eirik Solheim
BACKGROUND: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is regularly reconstructed if knee joint function is impaired. Anatomic graft tunnel placement, often assessed with varying measurement methods, in the femur and tibia is considered important for an optimal clinical outcome. A consensus on the exact location of the femoral and tibial footprint centers is lacking. PURPOSE: To systematically review the literature regarding anatomic centers of the femoral and tibial ACL footprints and assess the mean, median, and percentiles of normal centers...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878942/morphological-evolution-of-the-mammalian-jaw-adductor-complex
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Stephan Lautenschlager, Pamela Gill, Zhe-Xi Luo, Michael J Fagan, Emily J Rayfield
The evolution of the mammalian jaw during the transition from non-mammalian synapsids to crown mammals is a key event in vertebrate history and characterised by the gradual reduction of its individual bones into a single element and the concomitant transformation of the jaw joint and its incorporation into the middle ear complex. This osteological transformation is accompanied by a rearrangement and modification of the jaw adductor musculature, which is thought to have allowed the evolution of a more-efficient masticatory system in comparison to the plesiomorphic synapsid condition...
November 23, 2016: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861256/nonmodifiable-risk-factors-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Meghan J Price, Maria Tuca, Frank A Cordasco, Daniel W Green
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is becoming increasingly prevalent in the population of active children and young adolescents, it is crucial to be aware of both the modifiable and nonmodifiable factors that place this population at increased ACL injury risk. Historically, there has not been a definitive consensus on all of these risk factors-particularly the nonmodifiable ones. RECENT FINDINGS: The present review has accumulated the most recent evidence for the nonmodifiable risk factors in ACL injury focusing particularly on female gender, generalized joint laxity, knee recurvatum, increased lateral tibial slope, decreased intercondylar notch width, structural lower extremity valgus, limb length discrepancy, family history, and history of contralateral knee ACL injury...
November 16, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856966/longitudinal-stability-of-common-tmj-structural-disorders
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E L Schiffman, M Ahmad, L Hollender, K Kartha, R Ohrbach, E L Truelove, L Zhang, J S Hodges, E Sommers, G C Anderson, Y M Gonzalez, X Guo, J O Look
The longitudinal course of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement (DD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) has never been conclusively described with magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, respectively. This 8-y observational study's objective was to assess the longitudinal stability of DD and DJD among 401 subjects. The Validation Project provided baseline measures; follow-up was performed in the TMJ Impact Project. With magnetic resonance imaging, 2 radiologists rendered a consensus diagnosis of normal/indeterminate, DD with reduction, or DD without reduction...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848247/hospital-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-obesity-a-scoping-review
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Jennifer C Seida, Arya M Sharma, Jeffrey A Johnson, Mary Forhan
PURPOSE: To explore the evidence on rehabilitation for hospitalized patients with obesity. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and PubMed were searched from 1994 to May 2016. Grey literature was hand-searched. Two reviewers independently selected studies examining patients with obesity receiving hospital-based therapy for a physical impairment. One reviewer extracted the data and a second reviewer verified a random sample. RESULTS: Thirty-nine studies (two trials, 37 observational) were included...
November 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847855/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-the-simple-shoulder-test-sst-questionnaire
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Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh, Ehsan Vahedi, Aslan Baradaran, Ali Birjandinejad, Seyyed-Hadi Seyyed-Hoseinian, Farshid Bagheri, Amir Reza Kachooei
BACKGROUND: To validate the Persian version of the simple shoulder test in patients with shoulder joint problems. METHODS: Following Beaton`s guideline, translation and back translation was conducted. We reached to a consensus on the Persian version of SST. To test the face validity in a pilot study, the Persian SST was administered to 20 individuals with shoulder joint conditions. We enrolled 148 consecutive patients with shoulder problem to fill the Persian SST, shoulder specific measure including Oxford shoulder score (OSS) and two general measures including DASH and SF-36...
October 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846666/-health-related-quality-of-life-in-the-context-of-early-benefit-assessment-of-drugs-according-to-%C3%A2-35a-of-the-german-social-code-book-v-a-challenging-endpoint-for-all-the-involved-stakeholders
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H Bender, C-M Dintsios
Considering repeated demands to present data on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the context of early benefit assessment of drugs in Germany, on the one hand, and the ongoing methodical debates on this outcome, on the other, the question about its significance in the evaluation procedure has been raised. Published documents of the first 90 early benefit assessments were extracted in order to estimate the importance of HRQoL in the assessment process for each involved stakeholder, and synoptically evaluated...
November 15, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846259/introducing-a-clustering-step-in-a-consensus-approach-for-the-scoring-of-protein-protein-docking-models
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Edrisse Chermak, Renato De Donato, Marc F Lensink, Andrea Petta, Luigi Serra, Vittorio Scarano, Luigi Cavallo, Romina Oliva
Correctly scoring protein-protein docking models to single out native-like ones is an open challenge. It is also an object of assessment in CAPRI (Critical Assessment of PRedicted Interactions), the community-wide blind docking experiment. We introduced in the field the first pure consensus method, CONSRANK, which ranks models based on their ability to match the most conserved contacts in the ensemble they belong to. In CAPRI, scorers are asked to evaluate a set of available models and select the top ten ones, based on their own scoring approach...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844136/-ecs-guidelines-2016-dyslipidaemias
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D Sinning, U Landmesser
Dyslipidaemia is a major cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its progression towards clinical complications, such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke. In August 2016 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) issued new joint guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias. In these new guidelines, the concept of treating patients to a risk-based low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol target is reinforced. The task force considers LDL cholesterol as the primary target for dyslipidaemia treatment, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is not recommended as a treatment target (based on the failure of HDL cholesterol elevation treatment strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in recent studies)...
November 14, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837400/are-readmissions-after-tha-preventable
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Douglas S Weinberg, Matthew J Kraay, Steven J Fitzgerald, Vasu Sidagam, Glenn D Wera
BACKGROUND: Readmissions after total joint arthroplasty have become a key quality measure in elective surgery in the United States. The Affordable Care Act includes the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, which calls for reduced payments to hospitals with excessive readmissions. This policy uses a method to determine excess readmission ratios and calculate readmission payment adjustments to hospitals, however, it is unclear whether readmission rates are an effective quality metric...
November 11, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837195/joint-ultrasound-baseline-abnormalities-predict-a-specific-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients
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P Corzo, T C Salman-Monte, V Torrente-Segarra, L Polino, S Mojal, J Carbonell-Abelló
OBJECTIVE: To describe long-term clinical and serological outcome in all systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) domains in SLE patients with hand arthralgia (HA) and joint ultrasound (JUS) inflammatory abnormalities, and to compare them with asymptomatic SLE patients with normal JUS. METHODS: SLE patients with HA who presented JUS inflammatory abnormalities ('cases') and SLE patients without HA who did not exhibit JUS abnormalities at baseline ('controls') were included...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819155/drugs-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-related-co-morbidities
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Ozra Tabatabaei-Malazy, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Bagher Larijani, Mohammad Abdollahi
The continuing global epidemic of obesity in adolescents has raised the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Despite the wealth of information concerning T2DM in adults, rare data are available targeting treatment of T2DM in pediatric. Areas covered: This article has reviewed clinical practice guidelines, particularly the American Diabetes Association and the Pediatric Endocrine Society consensus, jointly with clinical trial data available in databases with respect to the use of available pharmacological options to treat T2DM and its complications in youth...
November 21, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804016/ultrasonography-scoring-systems-can-rule-out-malignancy-in-cytologically-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
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Giorgio Grani, Livia Lamartina, Valeria Ascoli, Daniela Bosco, Francesco Nardi, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio, Antonello Rubini, Laura Giacomelli, Marco Biffoni, Sebastiano Filetti, Cosimo Durante, Vito Cantisani
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy and reproducibility of ultrasonography classification systems in characterizing cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 49 nodules that had been surgically resected owing to features classified as indeterminate according to 2010 Italian Consensus on Thyroid Cytology criteria. Three experienced sonographers independently reviewed original sonographic images of each nodule and classified it using the 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines and the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) classification proposed by Korean radiologists; later, images were reviewed jointly to obtain consensus classifications of each nodule...
October 31, 2016: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803223/international-consensus-on-the-definition-and-classification-of-fibrosis-of-the-knee-joint
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N S Kalson, L A Borthwick, D A Mann, D J Deehan, P Lewis, C Mann, M A Mont, R Morgan-Jones, S Oussedik, F M K Williams, A Toms, J N Argenson, J Bellemans, A Bhave, O Furnes, H Gollwitzer, F S Haddad, S Hofmann, V Krenn
AIMS: The aim of this consensus was to develop a definition of post-operative fibrosis of the knee. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An international panel of experts took part in a formal consensus process composed of a discussion phase and three Delphi rounds. RESULTS: Post-operative fibrosis of the knee was defined as a limited range of movement (ROM) in flexion and/or extension, that is not attributable to an osseous or prosthetic block to movement from malaligned, malpositioned or incorrectly sized components, metal hardware, ligament reconstruction, infection (septic arthritis), pain, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or other specific causes, but due to soft-tissue fibrosis that was not present pre-operatively...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793493/-bacterial-vaginosis-and-spontaneous-preterm-birth
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G Brabant
OBJECTIVE: To determine if bacterial vaginosis is a marker for risk of spontaneous preterm delivery and if its detection and treatment can reduce this risk. METHODS: Consultation of the database Pubmed/Medline, Science Direct, and international guidelines of medical societies. RESULTS: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a dysbiosis resulting in an imbalance in the vaginal flora through the multiplication of anaerobic bacteria and jointly of a disappearance of well-known protective Lactobacilli...
October 26, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789094/periprosthetic-joint-infections-caused-by-enterococci-have-poor-outcomes
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Michael M Kheir, Timothy L Tan, Carlos Higuera, Jaiben George, Craig J Della Valle, Mary Shen, Javad Parvizi
BACKGROUND: The definitive treatment and outcome of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) caused by Enterococcus species is unknown. We performed a multi-institutional study to analyze the characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with enterococcal PJI and to define an effective treatment protocol. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all PJIs at 3 institutions between 1999 and 2014 using an electronic query followed by manual chart review. We included patients who met the Musculoskeletal Infection Society's criteria for PJI and had at least 1 positive intraoperative culture for any Enterococcus species...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774569/an-international-urogynecological-association-iuga-international-continence-society-ics-joint-report-on-the-terminology-for-female-anorectal-dysfunction
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Abdul H Sultan, Ash Monga, Joseph Lee, Anton Emmanuel, Christine Norton, Giulio Santoro, Tracy Hull, Bary Berghmans, Stuart Brody, Bernard T Haylen
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The terminology for anorectal dysfunction in women has long been in need of a specific clinically-based Consensus Report. METHODS: This Report combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted on Committee by experts in their fields to form a Joint IUGA/ICS Working Group on Female Anorectal Terminology...
October 24, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771214/orthotic-use-for-cmc-osteoarthritis-variations-among-different-health-professionals-in-brazil
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Pedro H T Q de Almeida, Joy C MacDermid, Tatiana Barcelos Pontes, Clarissa Cardoso Dos Santos-Couto-Paz, Licia Maria H da Mota, João Paulo C Matheus
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal disease in the adult and older adult populations. The use of orthoses to stabilize the thumb's articular complex is one of the most common conservative management strategies. Despite substantial research about this topic, there is insufficient evidence about the optimal use of orthoses to inform clinical practice, contributing to practice variations within and across health professionals...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770550/an-international-urogynecological-association-iuga-international-continence-society-ics-joint-report-on-the-terminology-for-female-anorectal-dysfunction
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Abdul H Sultan, Ash Monga, Joseph Lee, Anton Emmanuel, Christine Norton, Giulio Santoro, Tracy Hull, Bary Berghmans, Stuart Brody, Bernard T Haylen
INTRODUCTION: The terminology for anorectal dysfunction in women has long been in need of a specific clinically-based Consensus Report. METHODS: This Report combines the input of members of the Standardization and Terminology Committees of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted on Committee by experts in their fields to form a Joint IUGA/ICS Working Group on Female Anorectal Terminology...
October 22, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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