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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
#1
Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729497/can-osteophytes-be-used-as-age-at-death-estimators-testing-correlations-in-skeletonized-human-remains-with-known-age-at-death
#2
Francisca Alves-Cardoso, Sandra Assis
Age-at-death estimation is one of the major challenges when establishing an adult skeleton biological profile. The presence of degenerative joint changes - e.g. osteophytes - has been regarded as a good postmaturity age indicator. This study assessed if a clear relationship between age and osteophytes exists. To accomplish this goal, a total of 16 joint surfaces, from the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle, were examined in 604 adult individuals, of both sexes from two Portuguese Identified collections...
April 22, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709007/chikungunya-virus-infection-in-aruba-diagnosis-clinical-features-and-predictors-of-post-chikungunya-chronic-polyarthralgia
#3
Ralph Huits, Jaclyn De Kort, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Luis Chong, Achilleas Tsoumanis, Kaat Eggermont, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Emmanuel Bottieau, Lieselotte Cnops
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emerged in Aruba for the first time in 2014. We studied the clinical presentation of acute CHIKV infection and the contribution of serologic and molecular assays to its diagnosis. In a cohort of confirmed CHIKV cases, we analysed the frequency, duration and predictors of post-chikungunya chronic polyarthralgia (pCHIK-CPA), defined as joint pains lasting longer than 6 weeks or longer than 1 year. METHODOLOGY: Patient sera obtained within 10 days of symptom onset were tested for CHIKV, using an indirect immunofluorescence test for the detection of CHIKV-specific Immunoglobulin M (IgM) and post-hoc, by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596450/manual-muscle-testing-and-hand-held-dynamometry-in-people-with-inflammatory-myopathy-an-intra-and-interrater-reliability-and-validity-study
#4
Pierrette Baschung Pfister, Eling D de Bruin, Iris Sterkele, Britta Maurer, Rob A de Bie, Ruud H Knols
Manual muscle testing (MMT) and hand-held dynamometry (HHD) are commonly used in people with inflammatory myopathy (IM), but their clinimetric properties have not yet been sufficiently studied. To evaluate the reliability and validity of MMT and HHD, maximum isometric strength was measured in eight muscle groups across three measurement events. To evaluate reliability of HHD, intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), the standard error of measurements (SEM) and smallest detectable changes (SDC) were calculated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575958/overall-benefits-provided-by-orthopedic-surgical-intervention-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#5
Hajime Ishikawa, Asami Abe, Toshihisa Kojima, Masayo Kojima, Naoki Ishiguro, Yumi Nomura, Hiroshi Otani, Eriko Hasegawa, Daisuke Kobayashi, Satoshi Ito, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Akira Murasawa
OBJECTIVES: To clarify systemic effects of orthopedic surgical intervention in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study was performed in RA patients who were scheduled to have primary elective orthopedic surgeries. Assessments were performed at baseline, 6 and 12 months after surgery using J-HAQ, General Health, EQ-5D, BDI-II, DAS28-CRP(4) and CRP for all registered patients, DASH and grip power for patients with upper-extremity surgeries, TUG for patients with lower-extremity surgeries, and JSSF for patients with ankle and forefoot surgeries...
April 16, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547446/long-term-retention-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-training-during-residency
#6
Robert W Irwin, Jeffrey Smith, S Barry Issenberg
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) developed milestones for evaluation of resident physicians that include proper musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) examination of major joints. To date, there have been no published data demonstrating acquisition and retention of these skills and correlation with the milestone evaluation. The investigators developed and implemented a curriculum in musculoskeletal ultrasound examination for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residents at a large academic medical center...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436758/perception-of-dental-students-on-risk-factors-of-musculoskeletal-disorders
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A C Botta, C D Presoto, D Wajngarten, J A D B Campos, P P N S Garcia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Job Factors Questionnaire, and the influence of gender, academic level and pain/discomfort on dental students' perception regarding risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: One hundred forty-five dental students from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine participated voluntarily in this study. The survey was organised in two sections: (i) Job Factors Questionnaire with 15 items that evaluated students' perceptions about job/study environmental risk factors and their potential contribution to musculoskeletal disorders...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243945/coordination-in-gait-demonstration-of-a-spectral-approach
#8
Genevieve K R Williams, Domenico Vicinanza
Many important notions in Life Sciences are linked with the idea of cycles, periodicity, fluctuations and transitions. The aim of this paper is to use spectral analysis in a unique way to study and quantify whole body coordination during gait. A participant walked at 3 km/h and ran at 15 km/h on a treadmill for 2 minutes. Position of the approximate center of rotation of the toe, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist, heel, PSIS and head were collected (CODAmotion; 100 Hz). Fast Fourier Transform was performed on x-coordinate data of the 1) knee marker; 2) 4 markers attached to the free lower limb (toe, ankle, heel and knee); 3) left and right free lower limbs; 4) whole body (all markers)...
August 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231492/-literature-study-for-acupoint-selection-rule-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-acupuncture
#9
Kuo Zhang, Yuan Xu, Shasha Ding, Shouhai Hong, Xue Zhao, Yi Guo
To explore the clinical acupoint selection rule of rheumatoid arthritis(RA) treated with acupuncture by literature analysis. The related articles were retrieved in 6 Chinese and English databases,including CNKI,VIP, WANFANG ,PubMed,Medline and Cochrane. We established a holistic acupoint database and a disease location acupoint database. The results show that there are 120 acupuncture prescriptions and 143 acupoints,with the highest frequency of Zusanli(ST 36). Local acupoints are mainly used for disease locations...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163196/an-inertial-sensor-based-method-for-estimating-the-athlete-s-relative-joint-center-positions-and-center-of-mass-kinematics-in-alpine-ski-racing
#10
Benedikt Fasel, Jörg Spörri, Pascal Schütz, Silvio Lorenzetti, Kamiar Aminian
For the purpose of gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between external training load and health in competitive alpine skiing, an accurate and precise estimation of the athlete's kinematics is an essential methodological prerequisite. This study proposes an inertial sensor-based method to estimate the athlete's relative joint center positions and center of mass (CoM) kinematics in alpine skiing. Eleven inertial sensors were fixed to the lower and upper limbs, trunk, and head. The relative positions of the ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist joint centers, as well as the athlete's CoM kinematics were validated against a marker-based optoelectronic motion capture system during indoor carpet skiing...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090335/the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-in-the-construction-industry-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Waleed Umer, Maxwell F Antwi-Afari, Heng Li, Grace P Y Szeto, Arnold Y L Wong
PURPOSE: Although individual studies have reported high prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) among construction workers, no systematic review has summarized their prevalence rates. Accordingly, this systematic review/meta-analysis aimed to synthesize MSS prevalence in different construction trades, gender and age groups, which may help develop specific ergonomic interventions. METHODS: Nine databases were searched for articles related to the research objective...
February 2018: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858727/association-between-joint-stiffness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Shunsuke Murata, Takehiko Doi, Ryuichi Sawa, Takashi Saito, Ryo Nakamura, Tsunenori Isa, Aoi Ebina, Yuki Kondo, Yamato Tsuboi, Shogo Misu, Rei Ono
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the association between joint stiffness and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Participants in this cross-sectional study were 530 Japanese community-dwelling older adults (mean age, 73.9 years; women, 64.3%). Joint stiffness was assessed at the neck, low back, shoulder, elbow, hand or wrist, hip, knee, and ankle or feet; the duration of joint stiffness was also evaluated. We assessed HRQOL using the Short Form-12 (SF-12) and EuroQOL-5 Dimension (EQ-5D) questionnaires...
November 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814430/the-2017-eular-standardised-procedures-for-ultrasound-imaging-in-rheumatology
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Ingrid Möller, Iustina Janta, Marina Backhaus, Sarah Ohrndorf, David A Bong, Carlo Martinoli, Emilio Filippucci, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Lene Terslev, Nemanja Damjanov, Hilde Berner Hammer, Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Walter Grassi, Peter Balint, George A W Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Diana Hollander, Heidi J Siddle, Gabriela Supp, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Annamaria Iagnocco, Juhani Koski, David Kane, Daniela Fodor, Alessandra Bruns, Peter Mandl, Gurjit S Kaeley, Mihaela Micu, Carmen Ho, Violeta Vlad, Mario Chávez-López, Georgios Filippou, Carmen Elena Cerón, Rodina Nestorova, Maritza Quintero, Richard Wakefield, Loreto Carmona, Esperanza Naredo
BACKGROUND: In 2001, the European League Against Rheumatism developed and disseminated the first guidelines for musculoskeletal (MS) ultrasound (US) in rheumatology. Fifteen years later, the dramatic expansion of new data on MSUS in the literature coupled with technological developments in US imaging has necessitated an update of these guidelines. OBJECTIVES: To update the existing MSUS guidelines in rheumatology as well as to extend their scope to other anatomic structures relevant for rheumatology...
December 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741973/characteristics-of-functional-impairment-in-patients-with-long-standing-rheumatoid-arthritis-based-on-range-of-motion-of-joints-baseline-data-from-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-joint-surgery-in-the-treat
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Toshihisa Kojima, Hajime Ishikawa, Sakae Tanaka, Nobuhiko Haga, Keiichiro Nishida, Masao Yukioka, Jun Hashimoto, Hisaaki Miyahara, Yasuo Niki, Tomoatsu Kimura, Hiromi Oda, Shuji Asai, Koji Funahashi, Masayo Kojima, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of functional impairment in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on the range of motion (ROM) of joints in a prospective observational study of RA patients undergoing joint surgery. METHODS: We collected data on demographics, Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI), and the ROM of large joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. Associations between the ROM of each joint and disability in the eight HAQ-DI categories were determined using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) and logistic regression analyses...
July 25, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706861/nutech-functional-score-a-novel-scoring-system-to-assess-spinal-cord-injury-patients
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Geeta Shroff, Jitendra Kumar Barthakur
AIM: To develop a new scoring system, nutech functional scores (NFS) for assessing the patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: The conventional scale, American Spinal Injury Association's (ASIA) impairment scale is a measure which precisely describes the severity of the SCI. However, it has various limitations which lead to incomplete assessment of SCI patients. We have developed a 63 point scoring system, i.e., NFS for patients suffering with SCI. A list of symptoms either common or rare that were found to be associated with SCI was recorded for each patient...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640086/diagnostic-value-of-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-parameters-to-differentiate-rheumatoid-arthritis-from-other-types-of-arthritis
#16
Anu Bhattarai, Takahito Nakajima, Santosh Sapkota, Yukiko Arisaka, Azusa Tokue, Yukio Yonemoto, Yoshito Tsushima
We aimed evaluate F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake at major joints for differentiating patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from those with non-RA arthritis using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET).Eighteen patients with RA (13 women; age, 66.8 ± 13.2 years) and 17 patients with non-RA (6 women; age, 50.8 ± 12.5 years) were included. Twelve joints of each patient were examined: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle on both sides. A visual scoring (VS) system was used; quantitative parameters such as maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic active volume (MAV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were evaluated...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627475/joint-specific-risk-of-impaired-function-in-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva-fop
#17
Robert J Pignolo, Blythe P Durbin-Johnson, David M Rocke, Frederick S Kaplan
BACKGROUND: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) causes progressive disability due to heterotopic ossification from episodic flare-ups. Using data from 500 FOP patients (representing 63% of all known patients world-wide), age- and joint-specific risks of new joint involvement were estimated using parametric and nonparametric statistical methods. RESULTS: Compared to data from a 1994 survey of 44 individuals with FOP, our current estimates of age- and joint-specific risks of new joint involvement are more accurate (narrower confidence limits), based on a wider range of ages, and have less bias due to its greater comprehensiveness (captures over three-fifths of the known FOP patients worldwide)...
June 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532867/ultrasound-study-of-elbow-ulnar-collateral-ligament-changes-in-collegiate-baseball-players-a-pilot-study
#18
Johnathan Erb, Heather Sherman, Sydney Williard, Julien Bui, Aimie Kachingwe
OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in elbow ulnar collateral ligament length in college baseball pitchers over the course of a single season. DESIGN: Cohort Feasibility Study. METHODS: Diagnostic ultrasound was used to assess both the dominant and non-dominant medial elbow joint space in four pitchers and five fielders and compared to in-game pitching data. Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle range of motion measurements were also taken...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461964/arthroscopic-management-of-articular-and-peri-articular-fractures-of-the-upper-limb
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Luca Dei Giudici, Andrea Faini, Luca Garro, Agostino Tucciarone, Antonio Gigante
The management of articular fractures is always a matter of concern. Each articular fracture is different from the other, whatever the classification system used and the surgical or non-surgical indications employed by the surgeon. The main goals remain anatomical reduction, stable fixation, loose body removal and minimal invasiveness.Open procedures are a compromise. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to meet every treatment goal perfectly, since associated lesions can pass unnoticed or delay treatment, and even in a 'best-case' scenario there can be complications in the long term...
September 2016: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045690/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-49-year-old-man-who-presents-with-left-sided-weakness-an-update-on-ischemic-stroke
#20
Najy Masri, Rikki Weems, Falon Brown, Ben Andres, Fred Lopez
A 49 year-old man with a past medical history significant for essential hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery disease status post percutaneous coronary intervention and stent placement in the right coronary artery in 2010 presented for evaluation of left hemiplegia. He was feeling well until three hours prior to presentation, at which time he fell while walking from his bedroom into the kitchen. After falling, he noticed that his left upper and lower extremities felt weak. He denied any symptoms preceding the fall or any loss of consciousness...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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