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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090335/the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-in-the-construction-industry-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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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...
October 31, 2017: 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...
August 1, 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...
August 16, 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
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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
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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
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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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REVIEW
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862166/association-between-temporomandibular-disorders-and-pain-in-other-regions-of-the-body
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L L Bonato, V Quinelato, P C De Felipe Cordeiro, E B De Sousa, R Tesch, P L Casado
The pain from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is often associated with physical symptoms of other chronic pain disorders and comorbidities, such as generalised muscle and joint pain. However, this association is not widely studied. To evaluate the prevalence of comorbid pain in joints, specifically in the knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, wrists and elbows, in individuals with and without TMD. We evaluated 337 patients from a public hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD questionnaire were used for the diagnosis of TMD...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823805/the-effect-of-emotion-on-movement-smoothness-during-gait-in-healthy-young-adults
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Gu Eon Kang, M Melissa Gross
This study aimed to investigate the effect of emotion on movement smoothness during gait. We followed an autobiographical memories paradigm to induce four target emotions, neutral emotion, sadness, anger and joy, in eighteen healthy young adults. Participants performed gait trials while feeling the target emotions. We collected gait data using an eight-camera optoelectronic motion capture system. We measured spatiotemporal gait parameters, smoothness of linear movements for the whole body center-of-mass (COM), head, thorax and pelvis in the anterior-posterior (AP), vertical (VT) and mediolateral (ML) directions, and smoothness of angular movements in the sagittal plane for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682659/-current-status-of-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-nurses-in-xinjiang-china
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P Yan, F Y Li, Y Yang, Y N Wang, A M Huang, H Yao
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in nurses in Xinjiang, China, to analyze the influencing factors for the development of WMSDs, and to provide a reference for the prevention and treatment of WMSDs in nurses. Methods: Stratified cluster sampling was used to randomly select 8 422 nurses in 8 tertiary hospitals and 4 secondary hospitals in Xinjiang from January to October, 2015. A questionnaire survey was performed to investigate the prevalence of WMSDs in nurses from departments of internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, emergency, and intensive care and operating rooms and analyze related influencing factors...
August 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404962/the-pathogenesis-of-multifocal-osteonecrosis
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Wei Sun, Zhencai Shi, Fuqiang Gao, Bailiang Wang, Zirong Li
Our objective was to study the incidence, etiology, and diagnosis of multifocal osteonecrosis (MFON) and its treatment options to facilitate an earlier diagnosis and to optimize treatment. A radiological investigation was performed in osteonecrosis patients with a high risk of MFON for a more accurate diagnosis between January 2010 and June 2015. For patients with osteonecrosis of both the hip and knee joints or for patients with a history of corticosteroid use or alcohol abuse who had osteonecrosis of one or more joints in the shoulder, ankle, wrist or elbow, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was also performed on other joints, regardless of whether these joints were symptomatic...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27380122/adult-contractures-in-burn-injury-a-burn-model-system-national-database-study
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Jeremy Goverman, Katie Mathews, Richard Goldstein, Radha Holavanahalli, Karen Kowalske, Peter Esselman, Nicole Gibran, Oscar Suman, David Herndon, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider
As the overall survival rate for burn injury has improved, increased emphasis is placed on postburn morbidity and the optimization of functional and cosmetic outcomes. One major cause of morbidity and functional deficits is that of joint contractures. The true incidence of postburn contractures and their associated risk factors remains unknown. This study examines the incidence and severity of contractures in a large, multicenter, burn population. The associated risk factors for the development of contractures are determined...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379297/occupational-and-personal-determinants-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-urban-taxi-drivers-in-ghana
#16
J K Abledu, E B Offei, G K Abledu
Background. There is a lack of epidemiological data on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among occupational drivers in Ghana. The present study seeks to estimate the prevalence, body distribution, and occupational and personal determinants of MSDs in a sample of taxi drivers in the Accra Metropolis of Ghana. Methods. A total of 210 participants were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. All the participants were evaluated by using a semistructured questionnaire and the standardized Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorder Questionnaire...
2014: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27355656/pediatric-contractures-in-burn-injury-a-burn-model-system-national-database-study
#17
Jeremy Goverman, Katie Mathews, Richard Goldstein, Radha Holavanahalli, Karen Kowalske, Peter Esselman, Nicole Gibran, Oscar Suman, David Herndon, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider
Joint contractures are a major cause of morbidity and functional deficit. The incidence of postburn contractures and their associated risk factors in the pediatric population has not yet been reported. This study examines the incidence and severity of contractures in a large, multicenter, pediatric burn population. Associated risk factors for the development of contractures are determined. Data from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Burn Model System database, for pediatric (younger than 18 years) burn survivors from 1994 to 2003, were analyzed...
January 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27135450/use-of-an-irrigation-pump-system-in-arthroscopic-procedures
#18
REVIEW
Mark S Hsiao, Nicholas Kusnezov, Ryan N Sieg, Brett D Owens, Joshua P Herzog
Since its inception, arthroscopic surgery has become widely adopted among orthopedic surgeons. It is therefore important to have an understanding of the basic principles of arthroscopy. Compared with open techniques, arthroscopic procedures are associated with smaller incisions, less structural damage, improved intra-articular visualization, less pain in the immediate postoperative period, and faster recovery for patients. Pump systems used for arthroscopic surgery have evolved over the years to provide improved intraoperative visualization...
May 1, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122123/variation-of-skeletal-degenerative-joint-disease-features-in-an-identified-italian-modern-skeletal-collection
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Stefania Zampetti, Valentina Mariotti, Nico Radi, Maria Giovanna Belcastro
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of degenerative joint disease (DJD) features (marginal lipping, porosity, surface osteophytes, eburnation, and loss of joint morphology) with sex, age, and occupation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We devised a recording method for scoring the single features in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle of an Italian skeletal sample of 332 individuals (males = 161, females = 171) of known sex, age, and occupation from the Frassetto collection (Sassari, Sardinia, 19th-20th century)...
August 2016: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27077867/measurements-of-generated-energy-electrical-quantities-from-locomotion-activities-using-piezoelectric-wearable-sensors-for-body-motion-energy-harvesting
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Antonino Proto, Marek Penhaker, Daniele Bibbo, David Vala, Silvia Conforto, Maurizio Schmid
In this paper, two different piezoelectric transducers-a ceramic piezoelectric, lead zirconate titanate (PZT), and a polymeric piezoelectric, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-were compared in terms of energy that could be harvested during locomotion activities. The transducers were placed into a tight suit in proximity of the main body joints. Initial testing was performed by placing the transducers on the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle; then, five locomotion activities-walking, walking up and down stairs, jogging and running-were chosen for the tests...
April 12, 2016: Sensors
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