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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078670/levator-ani-muscle-avulsion-is-a-risk-factor-for-vaginal-pessary-expulsion-within-1-year-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Rachel Yau Kar Cheung, Jacqueline Ho Sze Lee, Lai Loi Lee, Tony Kwok Hung Chung, Symphorosa Shing Chee Chan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether presence of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsion was associated with expulsion of vaginal pessary for women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This prospective observational study recruited consecutive women with symptomatic POP. Vaginal pessary was offered and offline analysis of the 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound volume data of women was performed. Volume acquisition had been performed before pessary insertion...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067748/levator-ani-muscle-defects-in-patients-with-surgical-failure
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Allison M Wyman, Kristie A Greene, Renee Bassaly, Lindsey Hahn, Simon Patton, Branko Miladinovic, Lennox Hoyte
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to use a well-described system of measuring levator ani (LA) muscle defects from magnetic resonance images to evaluate whether major defects are correlated to an increased risk of surgical failure. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study performed on patients who underwent laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension from 2010 to 2012. Surgical failure was defined as a composite score of anatomic bulge beyond the hymen with sensation of bulge or repeat treatment of prolapse via pessary or surgery by 1-year follow-up...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065717/muscle-complex-saving-posterior-sagittal-anorectoplasty
#3
Maher Zaiem, Feras Zaiem
INTRODUCTION: Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) published by DeVries and Peña in 1982 had become the preferred surgical technique for the management of anorectal malformations (ARM). The original technique is based upon complete exposure of the anorectal region by means of a median sagittal incision that runs from the sacrum to the anal dimple, cutting through all muscle structures behind the rectum by dividing the levator muscle and the muscle complex. Then, the rectum is located in front of the levator and within the limits of the muscle complex...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064228/evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-of-correction-of-severe-blepharoptosis-with-advancement-of-external-levator-muscle-complex-descriptive-statistical-analysis-of-the-results
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Alessandro Innocenti, Francesco Mori, Dario Melita, Emanuela Dreassi, Francesco Ciancio, Marco Innocenti
AIM: Evaluation of long-term results after aponeurotic blepharoptosis correction with external levator muscle complex advancement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study with medical record review of 20 patients (40 eyes) affected by bilateral aponeurotic moderate and severe ptosis who underwent primary surgery between January 2010 and December 2013. Criteria for outcome evaluations included 3-year postoperative follow-up of upper margin reflex index (uMRD) and symmetry...
2, 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060090/morphology-of-the-levator-veli-palatini-muscle-in-adults-with-repaired-cleft-palate
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Katelyn J Kotlarek, Jamie L Perry, Xiangming Fang
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in levator veli palatini (levator) morphology between adults with repaired cleft palate and adults with noncleft anatomy. Fifteen adult participants (10 with noncleft anatomy, 5 with repaired cleft palate) underwent 3-dimensional (3D) static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Image analyses included measures of total muscle volume and the circumference and diameter at 6 points along the length of the muscle. Differences between groups were analyzed using independent sample Mann-Whitney U tests (α < 0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042624/literature-review-of-factors-affecting-continence-after-radical-prostatectomy
#6
Dalibor Pacik, Michal Fedorko
Radical prostatectomy (RP) is the most common cause of stress urinary incontinence (UI) in men. Several anatomic structures affect or may affect urinary continence - urethral sphincter, levator ani muscle, puboprostatic ligaments, bladder neck, endopelvic fascia, neurovascular bundle - and understanding of the anatomy of pelvic floor and urethra is crucial for satisfactory functional outcome of the procedure. Surgical techniques implemented to improve continence rates include nerve-sparing procedure, bladder neck preservation/plication, urethral length preservation, musculofascial reconstruction, puboprostatic ligaments preservation or seminal vesicle preservation...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040525/factors-associated-with-surgical-outcomes-in-congenital-ptosis-a-10-year-study-of-319-cases
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Yeen-Fey Ho, Shu-Ya Wu, Yueh-Ju Tsai
PURPOSE: To evaluate the 10-year results of surgery for congenital ptosis and identify factors associated with excellent outcomes and recurrence.
 DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series.
 METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 319 patients who underwent surgical correction at a tertiary medical center for congenital ptosis. The main outcome measures were postoperative surgical outcomes and recurrence rates. Excellent lid height was assessed as a marginal reflex distance (MRD) greater than 3 mm...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035460/usefulness-of-anorectal-and-endovaginal-3d-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-sphincter-and-pubovisceral-muscle-defects-using-a-new-scoring-system-in-women-with-fecal-incontinence-after-vaginal-delivery
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Sthela M Murad-Regadas, Graziela Olivia da S Fernandes, Francisco Sergio Pinheiro Regadas, Lusmar Veras Rodrigues, Francisco Sergio Pinheiro Regadas Filho, Iris Daiana Dealcanfreitas, Adjra da Silva Vilarinho, Mariana Murad da Cruz
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate pubovisceral muscle and anal sphincter defects in women with previous vaginal delivery and fecal incontinence and to correlate the findings with the severity of symptoms using the combined anorectal and endovaginal 3D ultrasonography with a new ultrasound scoring system. METHODS: Consecutive female patients with previous vaginal delivery and fecal incontinence symptoms were screened. Fecal incontinence was assessed with the Cleveland Clinic Florida fecal incontinence scale, and the extent of defects was assessed by an ultrasound score based on results of anorectal and endovaginal 3D ultrasound...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027607/third-or-fourth-degree-intrapartum-anal-sphincter-tears-are-associated-with-levator-ani-avulsion-in-primiparas
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Dan V Valsky, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, Hagit Daum, Itai Yagel, Simcha Yagel
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated primiparous women with clinically diagnosed third- and fourth-degree and anal sphincter tears, to evaluate the rate of levator ani muscle injury compared to primiparous women without sphincter tears. METHODS: Primiparous women delivering in our maternity ward with intrapartum diagnoses of third- or fourth-degree anal sphincter tears, repaired by the overlapping technique, were recruited to undergo 3-dimensional transperineal sonography of the pelvic floor anatomy, including the anterior and posterior compartments...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025371/prevalence-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain-a-population-based-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres-Lacomba, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez, Jan Dommerholt, Carlos Gutiérrez-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific neck pain is a frequent complaint. It is a recognized medical and socioeconomic problem and a frequent cause of job absenteeism. In recent years, case reports about myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) are emerging among patients suffering from pain. MPS is a regional pain syndrome characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in palpable taut bands of skeletal muscle that refer pain to a distance, and that can cause distant motor and autonomic effects. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of active and latent MTrPs in subjects suffering from chronic non-specific neck pain...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005782/post-levator-aponeurosis-fat-pad
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Yasuhiro Takahashi, Takashi Nakano, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Raman Malhotra, Hirohiko Kakizaki
The aim of this study was to examine the superoinferior extension of the post-levator aponeurosis fat pad in the upper eyelids of Japanese cadavers. Twenty-six upper eyelids (12 right and 14 left) from 15 Japanese cadavers (6 men and 9 women; average age at death, 82.1 years) were used in this experimental anatomical study. After an orbital exenteration, the tissues were cut sagittally through the center of the orbit, and the superoinferior extension of the post-levator aponerosis fat pad was microscopically examined on the sections...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003898/clinical-significance-of-an-unusual-variation-anomalous-additional-belly-of-the-sternothyroid-muscle
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M Senthil Murugan, R Sudha, Rajesh Bhargavan
The infrahyoid muscles are involved in vocalisation and swallowing; among these, the sternothyroid muscle is derived from the common primitive sheet. The improper differentiation of this muscle may therefore result in morphological variations. We report an unusual variation found during the dissection of a 65-year-old male cadaver at the Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, in 2015. An anomalous belly of the right sternothyroid muscle was observed between the internal jugular (IJ) vein and the internal carotid artery with an additional insertion into the tympanic plate and petrous part of the temporal bone and the presence of a levator glandulae thyroideae muscle...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999727/an-intervention-based-clinical-reasoning-framework-to-guide-the-management-of-thoracic-pain-in-a-dancer-a-case-report
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Michael Masaracchio, Kaitlin Kirker, Cristiana Kahl Collins, William Hanney, Xinliang Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As a result of the anatomical proximity of the thoracic spine to the cervical, lumbar, and shoulder regions, dysfunction in the thoracic spine can influence pain, mobility, and stability across these areas. Currently, a paucity of evidence exists addressing treatment of individuals with primary thoracic pain, especially in young, athletic patients. Furthermore, current research discussing clinical reasoning frameworks focus on the differential diagnostic process...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997446/single-z-plasty-versus-double-opposing-z-plasty-a-cadaveric-study-of-palatal-lengthening
#14
Jenny L Yu, Dennis C Nguyen, Kongkrit Chaiyasate, Noopur Gangopadhyay, Neil Sachanandani, Albert S Woo
OBJECTIVE: The double-opposing Z-plasty is an effective method of repairing the cleft palate due to its reorientation of the palatal musculature and lengthening of the soft palate. A technique for lengthening the palate with a single oral Z-plasty has also been described. The authors hypothesize that these 2 techniques have equivalent effects on palate length. METHODS: A cadaver study was performed. Ten fresh adult cadaver heads were used.All palates were divided in the midline...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990302/does-deep-cervical-flexor-muscle-training-affect-pain-pressure-thresholds-of-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavlos Bobos, Evdokia Billis, Dimitra-Tania Papanikolaou, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Joy C MacDermid
Background. We need to understand more about how DNF performs in different contexts and whether it affects the pain threshold over myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). Purpose. The objectives were to investigate the effect of neck muscles training on disability and pain and on pain threshold over MTrPs in people with chronic neck pain. Methods. Patients with chronic neck pain were eligible for participation with a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of over 5/50 and having at least one MTrP on either levator scapulae, upper trapezoid, or splenius capitis muscle...
2016: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984217/using-levator-aponeurosis-to-create-physiologically-natural-double-eyelid-a-new-reconstruction-technique-based-on-three-key-factors-in-double-eyelid-formation
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Lin Lu, Ming Zhu, Xusong Luo, Qun Yang, Xi Wang, Jun Yang, Fei Liu
BACKGROUND: Double eyelidplasty has 3 key factors: motor power, connecting tissue, and skin adhesion. OBJECTIVE: To create natural double eyelid, new anatomy structure should be rebuilt according to physiological double eyelid in these 3 aspects. METHODS: Levator aponeurosis is used as "connecting tissue" to transmit dynamic "motor power" of levator muscle to upper eyelid, and "skin adhesion" is induced between levator aponeurosis and skin in a plane manner...
December 14, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977828/modified-lip-repositioning-with-esthetic-crown-lengthening-a-combined-approach-to-treating-excessive-gingival-display
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Isis M Sánchez, Sadja Gaud-Quintana, Jacob K Stern
Lip repositioning surgery to address excessive gingival display induced by different etiologies has received major attention recently. Several techniques and variations have been reported, including myotomy or repositioning of the levator labii superioris muscle, Le Fort impaction, maxillary gingivectomies, botulinum toxin injections, and lip stabilization. This study reports a case of excessive gingival display treated by a modified combined approach. A 25-year-old woman with a 4- to 8-mm gingival display when smiling caused by a combination of short clinical crowns induced by an altered passive eruption and hypermobility of the upper lip underwent a staged esthetic crown-lengthening procedure followed by a modified lip repositioning technique...
January 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939329/pelvic-floor-morphometry-and-function-in-women-with-and-without-puborectalis-avulsion-in-the-early-postpartum-period
#18
Marie-Pierre Cyr, Jennifer Kruger, Vivien Wong, Chantale Dumoulin, Isabelle Girard, Mélanie Morin
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor muscles are subject to considerable stretching during vaginal birth. In 13-36% of women, stretching results in avulsion injury whereby the puborectalis muscle disconnects from its insertion points on the pubis bone. Until now, few studies have investigated the effect of this lesion on pelvic floor muscles in the early postpartum period. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle morphometry and function in primiparous women with and without puborectalis avulsion in the early postpartum period...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939039/velopharyngeal-insufficiency-treated-with-levator-muscle-repositioning-and-unilateral-myomucosal-buccinator-flap
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Robrecht J H Logjes, Maaike T A van den Aardweg, Meike M J Blezer, Anne M B van der Heul, Corstiaan C Breugem
PURPOSE: Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) is common (20-30%) after cleft palate closure. The myomucosal buccinator flap has become an important treatment option for velopharyngeal insufficiency; however, published studies all use bilateral buccinator flaps. This study assesses outcomes with a unilateral myomucosal buccinator flap that might result in less operating time and might prevent the need of a bite block and an extra procedure for division of the flap pedicle at a later stage...
January 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933022/emotional-empathy-and-facial-mimicry-for-static-and-dynamic-facial-expressions-of-fear-and-disgust
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Krystyna Rymarczyk, Łukasz Żurawski, Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda, Iwona Szatkowska
Facial mimicry is the tendency to imitate the emotional facial expressions of others. Increasing evidence suggests that the perception of dynamic displays leads to enhanced facial mimicry, especially for happiness and anger. However, little is known about the impact of dynamic stimuli on facial mimicry for fear and disgust. To investigate this issue, facial EMG responses were recorded in the corrugator supercilii, levator labii, and lateral frontalis muscles, while participants viewed static (photos) and dynamic (videos) facial emotional expressions...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
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