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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145245/case-reports-about-an-overlooked-cause-of-neck-pain-calcific-tendinitis-of-the-longus-colli-case-reports
#1
Yeong-Jin Kim, Jae-Young Park, Ki-Young Choi, Bong-Ju Moon, Jung-Kil Lee
STUDY DESIGN: Case description. OBJECTIVE: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is a rare clinical entity that causes severe neck pain. This entity is not well recognized due to its nonspecific presentation such as acute neck pain, neck stiffness, and odynophagia. The importance of this disease with a review of the literature is presented. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an inflammatory condition caused by deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite in the superior oblique tendon fibers of the longus colli muscle...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143912/determination-of-splenomegaly-by-coronal-oblique-length-on-ct
#2
Serra Ozbal Gunes, Yeliz Akturk
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were (a) to determine whether a coronal oblique length (COL) > 12 cm, which is often used to detect splenomegaly (SM) on ultrasound, can be used as a marker of SM on computed tomography (CT), (b) to compare the diagnostic accuracy of COL with other unidimensional linear measurements (ULM) in identifying SM, (c) to determine which ULM most closely correlates with splenic volume (SVol) according to the splenic index on CT, (d) to assess the relationship between SVol and patient's gender, age and body parameters (height, weight), and (e) to determine whether there is a difference between non-contrast-enhanced and contrast-enhanced CT images in identifying SM...
November 16, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143135/the-mediating-role-of-spirituality-meaning-peace-faith-between-psychological-distress-and-mental-adjustment-in-cancer-patients
#3
Paula Jimenez-Fonseca, Urbano Lorenzo-Seva, Pere Joan Ferrando, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Carmen Beato, Teresa García, María Del Mar Muñoz, Avinash Ramchandani, Ismael Ghanem, Alejandra Rodríguez-Capote, Carlos Jara, Caterina Calderon
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were (a) to determine the psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-Being (FACIT-Sp) scale and (b) to provide that FACIT scores behave one-dimensional to establish the mediating role of spiritual well-being in psychological distress and mental adjustment in a sample of patients with non-metastatic, resected cancer. METHOD: A total of 504 consecutive patients completed the FACIT-Sp, Brief Symptom Inventory, and Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer scales...
November 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142154/the-choroid-plexus-of-the-lateral-ventricle-as-the-origin-of-csf-pulsation-is-questionable
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Ken Takizawa, Mitsunori Matsumae, Naokazu Hayashi, Akihiro Hirayama, Fumiya Sano, Satoshi Yatsushiro, Kagayaki Kuroda
The advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables noninvasive measurement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) motion, and new information about CSF motion has now been acquired. The driving force of the CSF has long been thought to be choroid plexus (CP) pulsation, but to investigate whether this phenomenon actually occurs, CSF motion was observed in the ventricular system and subarachnoid space using MRI. Eleven healthy volunteers, ranging in age from 23 to 58 years, participated in this study. The MRI sequences used were four-dimensional phase-contrast (4D-PC) and time-spatial labeling inversion pulse (t-SLIP)...
November 16, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141251/opioid-receptors-contribute-to-antinociceptive-effect-of-tianeptine-on-colorectal-distension-induced-visceral-pain-in-rats
#5
S Sırrı Bilge, Fatih İlkaya, Özge Darakcı, Engin Çiftcioğlu, Ayhan Bozkurt
Tianeptine is a clinically effective atypical antidepressant with distinct neurochemical properties. In this study, we aimed to investigate the contribution of opioid receptors in the antinociceptive effect of tianeptine on visceral pain in awake rats and to differentiate the subtype and the localization (central and/or peripheral) of these opioid receptors involved in this antinociception. Visceromotor response to noxious colorectal distension (CRD) was quantified with electromyographic recordings, obtained from previously implanted electrodes into the external oblique musculature of rats under anesthesia, before and after tianeptine administration...
November 15, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140463/anatomic-investigation-of-the-trajectory-for-stereotactic-laser-amygdalohippocampectomy
#6
Vanessa M Holanda, Abuzer Gungor, Serhat Baydin, Erik H Middlebrooks, Shabbar F Danish
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) has emerged as a promising treatment for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Surgeons must understand the relevant anatomy that is traversed by the catheter and affected by ablation. OBJECTIVE: To study the anatomic structures crossed by the LITT catheter until it reaches the amygdala. METHODS: Three human cadaveric heads were implanted with catheters using a frameless stereotactic technique...
November 11, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137667/selective-medial-soft-tissue-release-combined-with-tibial-reduction-osteotomy-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#7
Qian Tang, Hua-Chen Yu, Ping Shang, Shang-Kun Tang, Hua-Zi Xu, Hai-Xiao Liu, Yu Zhang
BACKGROUND: To obtain the correct coronal alignment and balancing in flexion and extension, we established a selective medial release technique and investigated the effectiveness and safety of the technique during primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Four hundred sixty-six primary TKAs with varus deformity were prospectively evaluated between June 2013 and June 2015. A knee joint position similar to Patrick's sign was used to release the medial structure...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135896/vertical-skin-paddle-orientation-for-the-latissimus-dorsi-flap-in-breast-reconstruction-a-modification-to-simultaneously-correct-inferior-pole-constriction-and-improve-projection
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Megan Fracol, Michelle Grim, Steven Lanier, Neil A Fine
The latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap (LDMF) is a reliable and frequently used option to bring vascularized skin and soft tissue to improve the stability and aesthetic result in breast reconstruction. Standard techniques with skin paddle inset in a horizontal or oblique fashion preferentially improve anterior projection (when inset at the mastectomy scar) or lower pole and infra-mammary fold (IMF) constriction (when inset into the IMF). Here, we describe a modification for inset of the LDMF that improves both anterior projection and lower pole/IMF constriction, while also allowing the latissimus muscle to fan out and provide complete implant coverage...
November 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134074/requirement-of-pax6-for-the-integration-of-guidance-cues-in-cell-migration
#9
Miguel Arocena, Ann M Rajnicek, Jon Martin Collinson
The intricate patterns of cell migration that are found throughout development are generated through a vast array of guidance cues. Responding integratively to distinct, often conflicting, migratory signals is probably crucial for cells to reach their correct destination. Pax6 is a master transcription factor with key roles in neural development that include the control of cell migration. In this study, we have investigated the ability of cells derived from cortical neurospheres from wild-type (WT) and Pax6(-/-) mouse embryos to integrate diverging guidance cues...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133005/correlation-between-contrast-time-density-time-on-digital-subtraction-angiography-and-flow-an-in-vitro-study
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Denise Brunozzi, Sophia F Shakur, Rahim Ismail, Andreas Linninger, Chih-Yang Hsu, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
BACKGROUND: and Purpose Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) provides an excellent anatomic characterization of cerebral vasculature, but hemodynamic assessment is often qualitative and subjective. Various clinical algorithms have been produced to semi-quantify flow from data obtained from DSA, but few have tested these against reliable flow values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An arched flow model was created and injected with contrast. 17 injections were acquired in anterior-posterior and lateral DSA projections, 4 injections were acquired in oblique projection...
November 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131762/strengths-and-weaknesses-of-synthetic-mammography-in-screening
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Linda Ratanaprasatporn, Sona A Chikarmane, Catherine S Giess
Synthetic mammography (SM) consists of two-dimensional images reconstructed from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) data. Unlike standard full-field digital mammography (FFDM), SM does not require additional radiation exposure. SM is being introduced in breast imaging centers because early clinical data demonstrate that synthetic images are comparable to FFDM in cancer detection, positive predictive values, and recall rates. SM has completely replaced FFDM in some practices. Thus, an understanding of SM and its strengths and weaknesses compared with those of FFDM is essential...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130654/-classification-and-treatment-of-sacroiliac-joint-dislocation
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Zhen Tan, Zhong Huang, Liang Li, Wei-Kun Meng, Lei Liu, Hui Zhang, Guang-Lin Wang, Fu-Guo Huang
OBJECTIVE: To develop a renewed classification and treatment regimen for sacroiliac joint dislocation. METHODS: According to the direction of dislocation of sacroiliac joint,combined iliac,sacral fractures,and fracture morphology,sacroiliac joint dislocation was classified into 4 types. Type Ⅰ (sacroiliac anterior dislocation): main fracture fragments of posterior iliac wing dislocated in front of sacroiliac joint. Type Ⅱ (sacroiliac posterior dislocation): main fracture fragments of posterior iliac wing dislocated in posterior of sacroiliac joint...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130401/combined-single-tract-of-minimally-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-and-flexible-ureteroscopy-for-staghorn-calculi-in-oblique-supine-lithotomy-position
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Songbai Leng, Donghua Xie, Yi Zhong, Ming Huang
PURPOSE: To present our experience of combined single-percutaneous tract minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MPCNL) and flexible ureteroscopic lithotripsy (FURL) in managing staghorn calculi (SC) in oblique supine lithotomy position and to define the safety, efficiency, and feasibility of this approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-seven patients with SC treated with surgery in our hospital from March 2014 to January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129479/an-analysis-of-anterior-scleral-shape-and-its-role-in-the-design-and-fitting-of-scleral-contact-lenses
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Markus Ritzmann, Patrick J Caroline, Rainer Börret, Emily Korszen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shape of the anterior sclera by measuring the sagittal height and corneoscleral transition angles in the four cardinal and four oblique segments of the eye. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 78 normal eyes of 39 subjects were evaluated. The sagittal height, corneoscleral angle and scleral angle were measured at three chord lengths (10.0mm, 12.8mm and 15.0mm) in all eight segments of the anterior eye using optical coherence tomography (Zeiss Visante AS-OCT)...
November 9, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129125/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-highly-conformal-supine-hybrid-forward-and-inverse-planned-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-technique-for-craniospinal-irradiation
#15
Safia K Ahmed, Jon J Kruse, Thomas B Bradley, Chris J Beltran, Nadia N Issa Laack
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the clinical efficacy and safety of a highly conformal, supine, hybrid forward and inverse planned intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique for photon craniospinal irradiation (CSI). METHODS: Patients who received supine, hybrid IMRT CSI from 2009 to 2014 were included in this retrospective review. Clinical target volume (CTV) was defined as intracranial contents and thecal sac, including nerve roots. Dose was prescribed such that >99% of CTV received >99% of prescription and >95% of the planning target volume received >95% of prescription, with no attempt to include vertebral bodies...
November 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128877/the-location-of-the-medial-parapatellar-arthrotomy-influences-intraoperative-patella-tracking
#16
Scott R Nodzo, Maximilian Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner
PURPOSE: The medial parapatellar arthrotomy (MPPA) is a commonly utilized surgical approach; however, the placement of the arthrotomy and its influence on intraoperative patellar tracking has not been evaluated. METHODS: Six knees from three fresh frozen cadavers with transthoracic amputations were operated on. All underwent standard posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty using a medial parapatellar approach placed at the border of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO)-quadriceps junction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126760/nuances-in-component-nasal-hump-reduction
#17
Haneen Sadick, Julian M Rowe-Jones, Holger G Gassner
IMPORTANCE: Nasal hump reduction is a frequent manoeuvre in rhinoplasty. Over the last years, composite hump reduction has been advocated in favour of component hump reduction. The latter allows a more controlled and stepwise approach in reducing the nasal dorsum by deprojecting the cartilaginous dorsum separately from the bony dorsum. This approach also preserves the upper lateral cartilages (ULCs) and their mucosa. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the intricacies of the anatomic transition zone between the ULCs, the rhinion and the nasal bones as they pertain to component hump reduction...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122250/trunk-and-hip-muscle-activation-during-yoga-poses-implications-for-physical-therapy-practice
#18
Debra Beazley, Shilpa Patel, Brent Davis, Steven Vinson, Lori Bolgla
OBJECTIVE: To determine and compare activation of core muscles during yoga to traditional back exercises. METHODS: Surface electromyography was used to quantify activation of the rectus abdominis (RA), abdominal obliques (AO), lumbar extensors (LE), and gluteus maximus (GMX) during four yoga poses. Data were expressed as 100% of a maximum voluntary isometric contraction. Separate analyses of variance with repeated measures were used to compare muscle activity across each exercise...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121048/anatomical-variations-of-the-deep-head-of-cruveilhier-of-the-flexor-pollicis-brevis-and-its-significance-for-the-evolution-of-the-precision-grip
#19
Samuel S Dunlap, M Ashraf Aziz, Janine M Ziermann
Cruveilhier described in 1834 the human flexor pollicis brevis (FPB), a muscle of the thenar compartment, as having a superficial and a deep head, respectively, inserted onto the radial and ulnar sesamoids of the thumb. Since then, Cruveilhier's deep head has been controversially discussed. Often this deep head is confused with Henle's "interosseous palmaris volaris" or said to be a slip of the oblique adductor pollicis. In the 1960s, Day and Napier described anatomical variations of the insertions of Cruveilhier's deep head, including its absence, and hypothesized, that the shift of the deep head's insertion from ulnar to radial facilitated "true opposability" in anthropoids...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120975/refractive-error-in-a-sample-of-black-high-school-children-in-south-africa
#20
Samuel Otabor Wajuihian, Rekha Hansraj
SIGNIFICANCE: This study focused on a cohort that has not been studied and who currently have limited access to eye care services. The findings, while improving the understanding of the distribution of refractive errors, also enabled identification of children requiring intervention and provided a guide for future resource allocation. PURPOSE: The aim of conducting the study was to determine the prevalence and distribution of refractive error and its association with gender, age, and school grade level...
November 9, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
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