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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781048/sonographic-sequential-change-of-the-anteroinferior-labrum-following-arthroscopic-bankart-repair-quantitative-and-qualitative-assessment
#2
Masaki Fukuyoshi, Tetsuya Takenaga, Tetsuya Ono, Norio Hayashi, Atsushi Tsuchiya, Hideyuki Goto, Katsumasa Sugimoto
OBJECTIVE: Although arthroscopic Bankart repair is widely performed, little is known concerning the healing process of the Bankart lesion. This study aimed to describe the sonographic sequential change of the anteroinferior labrum following arthroscopic Bankart repair, both quantitatively and qualitatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five subjects who had undergone arthroscopic Bankart repair were investigated using a sonographic diagnostic device equipped with shear-wave elastographic technology...
May 21, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779978/biomechanical-evaluation-of-cable-and-suture-cerclages-for-tuberosity-reattachment-in-a-4-part-proximal-humeral-fracture-model-treated-with-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
#3
Dominik Knierzinger, Christian H Heinrichs, Clemens Hengg, Marko Konschake, Franz Kralinger, Werner Schmoelz
BACKGROUND: Sufficient tuberosity fixation in proximal humeral fractures treated with shoulder arthroplasty is essential to gain a good clinical outcome. This biomechanical study evaluated the strength of the reattached tuberosities in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty fixed with cables or with sutures in a cerclage-like technique. Considering the mechanical advantages of flexible titanium alloy cables compared with conventional sutures for cerclage-like fixations, we hypothesized that titanium alloy cables would achieve higher fixation strengths of the tuberosities compared with heavy nonabsorbable sutures...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777953/ultrasound-guided-application-of-percutaneous-electrolysis-as-an-adjunct-to-exercise-and-manual-therapy-for-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lorena de-Miguel-Valtierra, Jaime Salom-Moreno, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Joshua A Cleland, José L Arias-Buría
This randomized clinical trial compared the effects of adding US-guided percutaneous electrolysis into a program consisting of manual therapy and exercise on pain, related-disability, function and pressure sensitivity in subacromial pain syndrome. Fifty patients with subacromial pain syndrome were randomized into manual therapy and exercise or percutaneous electrolysis group. All patients received the same manual therapy and exercise program, one session per week for 5 consecutive weeks. Patients assigned to the electrolysis group also received the application of percutaneous electrolysis at each session...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773450/acromioclavicular-joint-septic-arthritis-in-an-immunocompetent-child-a-case-report
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Saurabh Dutt, Jeetendra Lodhi, Vinod Kumar, Abhishek Kashyap
Septic arthritis of acromioclavicular (AC) joint is a rare entity. It is generally seen in patients who are immunocompromised. Only 15 cases have been reported till now, with only one case series of 6 patients. We report a case of septic arthritis of AC joint in an immunocompetent child. A 9 years old girl presented with history of pain in left shoulder for 4 days associated with fever. No history suggestive of any immunocompromised state was complained. On local examination, a swelling of around 3 cm in diameter was found over left AC joint region with raised local temperature, tenderness on palpation and positive response in fluctuation test...
March 23, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770850/ultrasound-measurements-of-axillary-recess-capsule-thickness-in-unilateral-frozen-shoulder-study-of-correlation-with-mri-measurements
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Du Hwan Kim, Chul-Hyun Cho, Duk Hyun Sung
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to compare the ultrasound thickness of the affected axillary recess capsule (ARC) with that of the unaffected ARC in patients with frozen shoulder (FS), to analyze whether the ultrasound measurements of the ARC thickness correlate with those obtained using MRI, and to assess whether the ultrasound thickness of the ARC correlates with the patterns of range of motion limitation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients with clinically diagnosed unilateral FS and MRI evaluation performed ultrasound measurement of ARC...
May 16, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770163/ultrasound-guided-prolotherapy-with-polydeoxyribonucleotide-for-painful-rotator-cuff-tendinopathy
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Kyoungho Ryu, Dongchan Ko, Goeun Lim, Eugene Kim, Sung Hyun Lee
Background: Rotator cuff tendinopathy is a primary cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction. Several effective nonsurgical treatment methods have been described for chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy. Prolotherapy with polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), which consists of active deoxyribonucleotide polymers that stimulate tissue repair, is a nonsurgical regenerative injection that may be a viable treatment option. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of PDRN in the treatment of chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761537/scapular-upward-rotator-morphologic-characteristics-in-individuals-with-and-without-forward-head-posture-a-case-control-study
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Fariba Khosravi, Anneli Peolsson, Noureddin Karimi, Leila Rahnama
OBJECTIVES: There are several reports suggesting that forward head posture contributes to alterations in scapular kinematics and muscle activity, leading to the development of shoulder problems. Currently, it is unknown whether forward head posture alters the thickness of the scapular muscles. The aim of this study was to compare the thickness of the serratus anterior and upper and lower trapezius muscles at rest and during loaded isometric contractions in individuals with and without forward head posture...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759589/ultrasound-guided-subacromial-subdeltoid-bursa-corticosteroid-injections-a-study-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes
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R Fawcett, A Grainger, P Robinson, M Jafari, E Rowbotham
AIM: To assess shoulder pain and disability in patients undergoing corticosteroid injection into the subacromial-subdeltoid (SA-SD) bursa under ultrasound guidance, evaluating both short and long-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective, longitudinal, analytical study 376 patients referred for SA-SD bursa injection during a 6 month period were asked to complete a questionnaire assessing shoulder pain and disability in the form of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)...
May 11, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738057/-a-comparison-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-guided-with-ultrasonography-and-local-anesthetic-infiltration-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-operations
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Burhan Dost, Gülbin Yalçın Sezen, Abdulkadir İskender, Onur Özlü
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block guided with ultrasound (USG) and local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in terms of the intraoperative and postoperative analgesia efficiency, intraoperative opioid need, and side effects in cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: A total of 75 patients classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists class I or II were included in this randomized, controlled, prospective study and divided into 3 groups...
April 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725795/a-low-dose-of-three-local-anesthetic-solutions-for-interscalene-blockade-tested-by-thermal-quantitative-sensory-testing-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luc A Sermeus, Tom Schepens, Guy H Hans, Stuart G Morrison, Kristien Wouters, Margaretha B Breebaart, Carine J Smitz, Marcel P Vercauteren
This randomized double-blind controlled trial compared the block characteristics of three low-dose local anesthetics at different roots in an ultrasound-guided interscalene block, using thermal quantitative sensory testing for assessing the functioning of cutaneous small nerve fibres. A total of 37 adults scheduled to undergo shoulder arthroscopy were randomized to receive 5 mL of either 0.5% levobupivacaine with and without epinephrine 1/200,000 or 0.75% ropivacaine in a single-shot interscalene block. Thermal quantitative sensory testing was performed in the C4, C5, C6 and C7 dermatomes...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724420/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-shoulder-pain-traumatic
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Behrang Amini, Nicholas M Beckmann, Francesca D Beaman, Daniel E Wessell, Stephanie A Bernard, R Carter Cassidy, Gregory J Czuczman, Jennifer L Demertzis, Bennett S Greenspan, Bharti Khurana, Kenneth S Lee, Leon Lenchik, Kambiz Motamedi, Akash Sharma, Eric A Walker, Mark J Kransdorf
Traumatic shoulder pain is pain directly attributed to a traumatic event, either acute or chronic. This pain may be the result of either fracture (the clavicle, scapula, or proximal humerus) or soft-tissue injury (most commonly of the rotator cuff, acromioclavicular ligaments, or labroligamentous complex). Imaging assessment of traumatic shoulder pain begins with conventional radiography and, depending on physical examination findings, will require MRI or MR arthrography for assessment of soft-tissue injuries and CT for delineation of fracture planes...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720591/discrepancy-between-pregnancy-dating-methods-affects-obstetric-and-neonatal-outcomes-a-population-based-register-cohort-study
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Merit Kullinger, Michaela Granfors, Helle Kieler, Alkistis Skalkidou
To assess associations between discrepancy of pregnancy dating methods and adverse pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes, odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated for discrepancy categories among all singleton births from the Medical Birth Register (1995-2010) with estimated date of delivery (EDD) by last menstrual period (LMP) minus EDD by ultrasound (US) -20 to +20 days. Negative/positive discrepancy was a fetus smaller/larger than expected when dated by US (EDD postponed/changed to an earlier date)...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716537/accuracy-of-immediate-antepartum-ultrasound-estimated-fetal-weight-and-its-impact-on-mode-of-delivery-and-outcome-a-cohort-analysis
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Johannes Stubert, Adam Peschel, Michael Bolz, Änne Glass, Bernd Gerber
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the accuracy of ultrasound-derived estimated fetal weight (EFW) and to determine its impact on management and outcome of delivery. METHODS: In this single-center cohort analysis, women with a singleton term pregnancy in the beginning stages of labor were included. Women with immediately antepartum EFW (N = 492) were compared to women without ultrasound (N = 515). RESULTS: EFW was correct (deviation from birth weight ≤ 10%) in 72...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703659/comparison-of-different-electrotherapy-methods-and-exercise-therapy-in-shoulder-impingement-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sevtap Gunay Ucurum, Derya Ozer Kaya, Yasemin Kayali, Ayhan Askin, Mustafa Agah Tekindal
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the effects of different electrotherapy methods and exercise therapy on pain, function and quality of life in shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: Eighty-three patients (66 females, 17 males; mean age: 48.2 ± 7.33 years) with shoulder impingement syndrome were selected and 79 of them were randomly allocated into four groups. Group 1 (n = 19, mean age: 47.89 ± 7.12 years) was given hot pack and exercises, Group 2 (n = 20, mean age: 47...
April 24, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698293/can-shoulder-muscle-activity-be-evaluated-with-ultrasound-shear-wave-elastography
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Kwanwoo Kim, Hyun-Jung Hwang, Seul-Gi Kim, Jin-Hyuck Lee, Woong Kyo Jeong
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of rotator cuff muscle activity is important in the treatment of shoulder disorders. However, the known methods for assessing rotator cuff muscle activity thus far have been inaccurate, invasive, and inconvenient. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does the activity of the deltoid, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus muscles measured using ultrasound shear wave elastography have a linear correlation with muscle activity assessed using generally used methods, including isokinetic dynamometry and electromyography? (2) Does the activity of the deltoid, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus muscles measured using shear wave elastography show good intraobserver and interobserver reliability? METHODS: Twelve volunteers participated in intrasession reliability experiments...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668608/optimal-dose-of-perineural-dexmedetomidine-for-interscalene-brachial-plexus-block-to-control-postoperative-pain-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hong Soo Jung, Kwon Hui Seo, Jae Hyuk Kang, Jin-Young Jeong, Yong-Shin Kim, Na-Re Han
BACKGROUND: Adjuvant perineural dexmedetomidine can be used to prolong the analgesic effect of interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB). We investigated the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine in ISB for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. METHODS: One hundred patients scheduled for elective shoulder arthroscopic surgery were enrolled in this randomized, double-blind study. Ultrasound-guided ISB was performed before general anesthesia using 22 mL of ropivacaine 0...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659438/selective-suprascapular-and-axillary-nerve-block-versus-interscalene-plexus-block-for-pain-control-after-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery-a-noninferiority-randomized-parallel-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Anneleen Neuts, Björn Stessel, Patrick F Wouters, Carl Dierickx, Wilfried Cools, Jean-Paul Ory, Jasperina Dubois, Luc Jamaer, Ingrid Arijs, Dirk Schoorens
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This randomized trial aimed to assess if a combined suprascapular-axillary nerve block (SSB) is noninferior (margin = 1.3 on a 0- to 10-point scale) to interscalene block (ISB) in treating pain after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Secondary end points included opioid consumption, dyspnea, discomfort associated with muscle weakness, and patient satisfaction. METHODS: One hundred patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery were randomized to receive ultrasound-guided ISB (n = 50) or SSB (n = 50)...
April 14, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630033/a-randomized-comparison-between-interscalene-and-small-volume-supraclavicular-blocks-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Julián Aliste, Daniela Bravo, Diego Fernández, Sebastián Layera, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This randomized trial compared ultrasound (US)-guided interscalene block (ISB) and small-volume supraclavicular block (SCB) for arthroscopic shoulder surgery. We hypothesized that SCB would provide equivalent analgesia to ISB 30 minutes after surgery without the risk of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis (HDP). METHODS: All patients received an US-guided intermediate cervical plexus block. In the ISB group, US-guided ISB was performed with 20 mL of levobupivacaine 0...
April 6, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629427/reference-values-for-shear-wave-elastography-of-neck-and-shoulder-muscles-in-healthy-individuals
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Caroline Ewertsen, Jonathan Carlsen, Mohammed Aftab Perveez, Henrik Schytz
Purpose: to establish reference values for ultrasound shear-wave elastography for pericranial muscles in healthy individuals (m. trapezius, m. splenius capitis, m. semispinalis capitis, m. sternocleidomastoideus and m. masseter). Also to evaluate day-to-day variations in the shear-wave speeds and evaluate the effect of the pennation of the muscle fibers, ie scanning parallel or perpendicularly to the fibers. Materials and Methods: 10 healthy individuals (5 males and 5 females) had their pericranial muscles examined with shear-wave elastography in two orthogonal planes on two different days for their dominant and non-dominant side...
January 2018: Ultrasound International Open
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