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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708641/secondary-palatal-elongation-improvement-in-speech-quality
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Muzaffer Çelik
Cleft palate is one of the challenging problems in the field of craniofacial surgery. In particular, the conventional methods of bilateral and severe cleft palate repairs have failed to achieve normal speech. In most instances, secondary procedures such as pharyngoplasty and pharyngeal flap surgery are performed to improve speech.This study introduces secondary palatal elongation (SPE) as a new approach to cleft palate repair. The patients included usually had a short palate and unrepaired palatal muscles. The authors' procedure involved dissecting the previously repaired palatal mucosa and pushing back and cutting the nasal mucosa of the palate horizontally and further pushing it back...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699286/clinical-anatomy-of-fecal-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Priyanka K Kadam-Halani, Lily A Arya, Uduak U Andy
Fecal incontinence is a devastating condition that has a severe impact on quality of life. This condition disproportionately affects women and its incidence is increasing with the aging United States population. Fecal continence is maintained by coordination of a functioning anal sphincter complex, intact sensation of the anorectum, rectal compliance, and the ability to consciously control defecation. Particularly important are the puborectalis sling of the levator ani muscle complex and intact innervation of the central and peripheral nervous systems...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698071/bilateral-plication-of-the-puborectal-muscles-a-new-surgical-concept-for-treating-vulvar-widening
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Maëva Serrand, Annick Lefebvre, Emmanuel Delorme
OBJECTIVES: This study describe a new myorraphy technique by bilateral plication of the puborectalis bundles (PRP) of the levator ani muscle to treat vulvovaginal widening. The aim of this work was to report our preliminary experience in terms of morbidity and results (anatomical and functional) in the short and medium term. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single centre retrospective study concerned 69 women who underwent PRP between January 2011 and December 2014. The main criterion for judging success was the GH before and after surgery (Genital Hiatus in the POP-Q classification: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676358/anatomy-and-physiology-of-the-pelvic-floor
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REVIEW
Sarah M Eickmeyer
Understanding the anatomic relationship of the pelvic floor muscles with the pelvic girdle, spine, and hips aids the rehabilitation provider in diagnosis, management, and appropriate referrals. The bony anatomy of the pelvic girdle consists of 3 bones and 3 joints. The pelvic floor muscles are comprised mainly of the levator ani muscles with somatic innervation from the lumbosacral plexus. The bony and muscular pelvis is highly interconnected to the hip and gluteal musculature, which together provide support to the internal organs and core muscles...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673060/urethral-closure-pressure-at-stress-a-predictive-measure-for-the-diagnosis-and-severity-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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Anne-Cécile Pizzoferrato, Arnaud Fauconnier, Xavier Fritel, Georges Bader, Philippe Dompeyre
PURPOSE: Maintaining urinary continence at stress requires a competent urethral sphincter and good suburethral support. Sphincter competence is estimated by measuring the maximal urethral closure pressure at rest. We aimed to study the value of a new urodynamic measure, the urethral closure pressure at stress (s-UCP), in the diagnosis and severity of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: A total of 400 women without neurological disorders were included in this observational study...
June 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664535/characterising-levator-ani-muscle-stiffness-pre-and-post-childbirth-in-european-and-polynesian-women-in-new-zealand-a-pilot-study
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Jennifer A Kruger, Stephanie C Budgett, Vivien Wong, Poul M F Nielsen, Martyn P Nash, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey M Hayward, Tania Yu Tian, Andrew J Taberner
INTRODUCTION: The influence of levator-ani muscles on second stage labour is poorly understood. The ability of these muscles to stretch without damage may affect birth outcomes, but little is known about material properties, effects of pregnancy and/or ethnicity on levator-ani stiffness. There are strong associations between muscle damage and subsequent pelvic floor disorders. This study aimed to quantify levator-ani muscle stiffness during the third trimester of pregnancy and postpartum in European and Polynesian women...
June 30, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625531/the-extended-bundle-of-the-tensor-veli-palatini-anatomic-consideration-of-the-dilating-mechanism-of-the-eustachian-tube
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Ryuhei Okada, Satoru Muro, Kohtaro Eguchi, Kohei Yagi, Hisayo Nasu, Kumiko Yamaguchi, Koh Miwa, Keiichi Akita
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the topographical structures of the muscles surrounding the Eustachian tube. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted macroscopic and histological studies of 24 halves of 12 heads from Japanese cadavers. RESULTS: The main findings were as follows: 1) the infero-lateral muscle bundles of the tensor veli palatini didn't turn medially at the pterygoid hamulus but were distributed laterally and continuous with the buccinator; 2) the tensor veli palatini attached laterally to the membranous part of the Eustachian tube; 3) the superior pharyngeal constrictor was not only adjacent to the buccinator at the pterygomandibular raphe but also had muscular continuation with it laterally and 4) some bundles of the superior pharyngeal constrictor adhered with the palatine aponeurosis...
June 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624916/interethnic-variation-in-pelvic-floor-morphology-in-women-with-symptomatic-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Zeelha Abdool, Hans Peter Dietz, Barend Gerhardus Lindeque
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a lack of epidemiological studies evaluating female pelvic organ prolapse in developing countries. Current studies have largely focused on women of white ethnicity. This study was designed to determine interethnic variation in pelvic floor functional anatomy, namely, levator hiatal distensibility and pelvic organ descent, in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse in a multi-ethnic South African population. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 258 consecutive women referred for pelvic organ prolapse assessment and management at a tertiary urogynaecological clinic...
June 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621277/botulinum-toxin-for-the-treatment-of-gummv-smile
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Afnan F Al-Fouzan, Lamia S Mokeem, Reem T Al-Saqat, Maisa A Alfalah, Mana A Alharbi, Abdullah E Al-Samary
AIM: The aim was to evaluate the effect of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections as a conservative treatment for gummy smile. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An experimental in vivo study was conducted at a dermatology clinic in Riyadh in January 2016. The study included 23 female patients who ranged from 20 to 50 years and were treated with Botox injections due to excessive maxillary gingival display. The patients with short clinical crowns or long maxilla, those who were pregnant or breastfeeding, and patients with neuromuscular disorders were excluded...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620795/levator-ani-defects-and-the-severity-of-symptoms-in-women-with-anterior-compartment-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Sissel H Oversand, Anne C Staff, Leiv Sandvik, Ingrid Volløyhaug, Rune Svenningsen
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsions in a selected cohort of patients with primary anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to assess whether LAM avulsions, as an independent factor, affect the degree of POP symptoms and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, clinical and demographic variables of women with and those without avulsions were compared. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort study including 197 women scheduled for anterior compartment POP surgery...
June 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601797/ptosis-as-a-complication-of-kawasaki-disease
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Ammar Hameed, Hassan Alshara, Thomas Schleussinger
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile exanthematous disease that affects children younger than 5 years of age. It is regarded as the most common cause of childhood acquired heart disease, but ocular and neurological problems are among the other important clinical findings. We present a 3-year-old boy who developed bilateral ptosis on day 21, 5 days after intravenous immunoglobulin. The ptosis was due to bilateral paralysis of the levator palpebrae superioris muscles and resolved spontaneously on day 25. There were no cardiac sequelae...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598517/impact-of-episiotomy-on-the-urogenital-hiatus-using-transperineal-ultrasound
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Jordi Cassadó Garriga, Ana Carmona Ruiz, Antoni Pessarrodona Isern, Monica Rodríguez Carballeira, Esther Esteve Serena, Pablo García Manau, Marta Valls Esteve, Eva Huguet Galofré
AIMS: To analyze whether episiotomy affects the urogenital hiatal area and the difference in the hiatus at rest and during contraction, as an indirect measurement of the contractile capacity of the levator ani muscle. METHODS: We performed an observational, comparative, retrospective study of primiparous women who had normal vaginal deliveries. The urogenital hiatal area was compared in women with and without episiotomy. All women underwent transperineal ultrasound scanning after delivery, and all the images were analyzed offline by the principal investigator who was blinded to all clinical data...
June 9, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597315/fiber-type-distribution-in-insect-leg-muscles-parallels-similarities-and-differences-in-the-functional-role-of-insect-walking-legs
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Elzbieta Godlewska-Hammel, Ansgar Büschges, Matthias Gruhn
Previous studies have demonstrated that myofibrillar ATPase (mATPase) enzyme activity in muscle fibers determines their contraction properties. We analyzed mATPase activities in muscles of the front, middle and hind legs of the orthopteran stick insect (Carausius morosus) to test the hypothesis that differences in muscle fiber types and distributions reflected differences in their behavioral functions. Our data show that all muscles are composed of at least three fiber types, fast, intermediate and slow, and demonstrate that: (1) in the femoral muscles (extensor and flexor tibiae) of all legs, the number of fast fibers decreases from proximal to distal, with a concomitant increase in the number of slow fibers...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578252/stretching-position-can-affect-levator-scapular-muscle-activity-length-and-cervical-range-of-motion-in-people-with-a-shortened-levator-scapulae
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Hyo-Jung Jeong, Heon-Seock Cynn, Chung-Hwi Yi, Jang-Whon Yoon, Ji-Hyun Lee, Tae-Lim Yoon, Bo-Been Kim
OBJECTIVES: Levator scapulae (LS) muscle stretching exercises are a common method of lengthening a shortened muscle; however, the appropriate stretching position for lengthening the LS in people with a shortened LS remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different stretching exercise positions on the LS and introduce effective stretching exercise methods to clinicians. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four university students (12 men, 12 women) with a shortened LS were recruited...
July 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571110/a-new-teaching-model-for-demonstrating-the-movement-of-the-extraocular-muscles
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Joe Iwanaga, Jason Refsland, Lee Iovino, Gary Holley, Tyler Laws, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The extraocular muscles consist of the superior, inferior, lateral, and medial rectus muscles and the superior and inferior oblique muscles. This study aimed to create a new teaching model for demonstrating the function of the extraocular muscles. A coronal section of the head was prepared and sutures attached to the levator palpebral superioris muscle and six extraocular muscles. Tension was placed on each muscle from a posterior approach and movement of the eye documented from an anterior view. All movements were clearly seen less than that of the inferior rectus muscle...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542276/effect-of-combined-actions-of-hip-adduction-abduction-on-the-force-generation-and-maintenance-of-pelvic-floor-muscles-in-healthy-women
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Amanda C Amorim, Licia P Cacciari, Anice C Passaro, Simone R B Silveira, Cesar F Amorim, Jefferson F Loss, Isabel C N Sacco
Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) force and coordination are related to urinary incontinence severity and to sexual satisfaction. Health professionals frequently combine classic PFM exercises with hip adduction/abduction contraction to treat these disorders, but the real benefits of this practice are still unknown. Based on a theoretical anatomy approach whereby the levator ani muscle is inserted into the obturator internus myofascia and in which force generated by hip movements should increase the contraction quality of PFMs, our aim was to investigate the effects of isometric hip adduction and abduction on PFM force generation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538580/what-s-new-in-cleft-palate-and-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-management
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Sanjay Naran, Matthew Ford, Joseph E Losee
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Have a clear understanding of the evolution of concepts of velopharyngeal dysfunction, especially as it relates to patients with a cleft palate. 2. Explain the subjective and objective evaluation of speech in children with velopharyngeal dysfunction. 3. On the basis of these diagnostic findings, be able to classify types of velopharyngeal dysfunction. 4. Develop a safe, evidence-based, patient-customized treatment plan for velopharyngeal dysfunction founded on objective considerations...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531312/taste-elicited-activity-in-facial-muscle-regions-in-5-8-week-old-infants
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Jessica E Armstrong, David G Laing, Anthony L Jinks
The state of development of the sense of taste in humans during the first few months of life is only partially understood. Since taste plays a critical role in the feeding and nutrition of infants a better understanding of taste development during early life is required. Currently, information about the sense of taste in pre-verbal infants is obtained by analysis of videotaped facial expressions using the Baby FACS coding system. A potentially more objective faster procedure for assessing facial expressions not investigated in infants is electromyography (EMG)...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529498/eyelid-retraction-in-isolated-unilateral-congenital-blepharoptosis
#19
Michael S Salman, Ian H Clark
Isolated unilateral congenital ptosis is encountered relatively infrequently in clinical practice. It typically consists of a unilateral droopy eyelid, weak levator palpebrae superioris muscle function, lid lag, and an absent upper lid crease with no other abnormalities on examination. We present a four-and-a-half-year-old girl with isolated and mild unilateral congenital ptosis who unexpectedly demonstrated a static upper eyelid on downgaze in conjunction with a well-formed upper lid skin crease. We attribute this uncommon sign in congenital ptosis to stiffness and presumed fibrosis of the levator muscle...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510774/combined-surgery-for-simultaneous-treatment-of-congenital-ptosis-and-coexisting-strabismus
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Feng Zhou, Ming Ouyang, Dahui Ma, Guiqin Liu, Hongbo Cheng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of single-stage surgery for treatment of patients with congenital ptosis and coexisting strabismus. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 10 patients (17 eyes) with congenital ptosis and coexisting strabismus. Patients were treated with levator resection or frontalis suspension for ptosis and ocular muscle surgery for strabismus, performed as a single-stage procedure. Levator resection was performed in 9 patients (15 eyes) and frontalis muscle flap suspension was performed in 1 patient (2 eyes) with blepharophimosis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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