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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647429/musculoskeletal-pain-and-voice-related-quality-of-life-in-dysphonic-and-non-dysphonic-subjects
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Ana Carolina Ramos, Rebeca Liaschi Floro, Vanessa Veis Ribeiro, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Kelly Cristina Alves Silverio
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare and correlate musculoskeletal pain and voice-related quality of life of dysphonic and non-dysphonic individuals. METHOD: This is a retrospective case-control study. A total of 74 adults were divided into two groups: the experimental group (EG) comprising 37 individuals with vocal complaints and hyperfunctional dysphonia, and the control group (CG) comprising 37 individuals without vocal complaints and with healthy voices. Both groups presented similar gender and age (28 females and 9 males for each group; average age = 31...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643066/solving-the-surgeon-ergonomic-crisis-with-surgical-exosuit
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Shanglei Liu, Daniel Hemming, Ran B Luo, Jessica Reynolds, Jonathan C Delong, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Santiago Horgan
INTRODUCTION: The widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has put new physical demands on the surgeon leading to increased musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Shoulder, back, and neck pains are among the most common complaints experienced by laparoscopic surgeons. Here, we evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a non-intrusive progressive arm support exosuit worn by surgeons under the sterile gown to reduce pain and fatigue during surgery. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: This is a prospective randomized crossover study approved by the Internal Review Board (IRB)...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628750/ergonomic-benefits-from-a-laparoscopic-instrument-with-rotatable-handle-piece-depend-on-the-area-of-the-operating-field-and-working-height
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Benjamin Steinhilber, Florian Reiff, Robert Seibt, Monika A Rieger, Peter Martus, Bernhard Kraemer, Ralf Rothmund
Objective To evaluate the effect of a laparoscopic instrument with a 360° rotatable handle piece (rot-HP) on biomechanical stress and precision in different areas of a simulated operating field at two working heights. Background Surgeons performing laparoscopic procedures are exposed to biomechanical stress and have an increased risk of musculoskeletal complaints. Method Fifty-seven healthy subjects (27 men, median age 26) without experience in laparoscopy performed a precision task in four quadrants (A-D) of the operating field using the rot-HP or a common fixed handle piece (fixed-HP) at an individually adjusted lower or higher working height...
June 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626330/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-korean-version-of-the-spine-functional-index
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Tae-Sung In
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to establish the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Spine Functional Index (K-SFI), a translated version of the original SFI used with patients with spinal disorders. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty participants with spine disorder, 22 males and 38 females, participated in the study. Reliability was determined by using the intra class correlation coefficient and Cronbach's alpha for internal consistency. Validity was examined by correlating K-SFI scores with the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ), Neck Disability index (NDI), and the Functional Rating Index (FRI)...
June 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607898/a-study-of-clinicopathological-profile-of-patients-of-hoarseness-of-voice-presenting-to-tertiary-care-hospital
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Smita Soni, Sanchay Chouksey
Hoarseness is subjective term used to describe abnormal voice quality which may occur due to many causes because it is just a symptom. Proper knowledge and clinicopathological profile is important to treat the underlying pathology. This prospective study was carried out in 100 patients presented in Department of ENT, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal from April 2013 to September 2014 with complaint of hoarseness of voice for more than 15 days. Objective of this study is to study incidence, duration and sex predilection for hoarseness of voice...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598516/intratumor-cisplatin-nephrotoxicity-in-combined-laser-induced-thermal-therapy-for-cancer-treatment
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Marcel N Palumbo, Onivaldo Cervantes, Cecilia Eugênio, Flávia T P Hortense, João C Ribeiro, Ana Amélia P Paolini, Antônio C Tedesco, Joel A Sercarz, Marcos B Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Thermal ablation of tumors by Nd:YAG laser has been growing as a multidisciplinary subspecialty defined as laser-induced thermal therapy (LITT), and has been increasingly accepted as a minimally invasive method for palliation of advanced or recurrent cancer. Previous studies have shown that adjuvant chemotherapy can potentiate laser thermal ablation of tumors leading to improved palliation in advanced cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate nephrotoxicity by early markers of renal function in treating head and neck cancer using intra-tumor injections of cisplatin combined with laser-induced thermal therapy (CDDP-LITT)...
June 9, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587056/tolerance-of-the-brachial-plexus-to-high-dose-reirradiation
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Allen M Chen, Taeko Yoshizaki, Maria A Velez, Argin G Mikaeilian, Sophia Hsu, Minsong Cao
PURPOSE: To study the tolerance of the brachial plexus to high doses of radiation exceeding historically accepted limits by analyzing human subjects treated with reirradiation for recurrent tumors of the head and neck. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Data from 43 patients who were confirmed to have received overlapping dose to the brachial plexus after review of radiation treatment plans from the initial and reirradiation courses were used to model the tolerance of this normal tissue structure...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586591/celiac-crisis-a-rare-or-rarely-recognized-disease
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Nadia Waheed, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman, Zafar Fayyaz, Iqra Mushtaq, Muhammad, Almas Hashmi
OBJECTIVE: Celiac crisis is a serious life threatening complication of celiac disease characterized by profuse diarrhoea, severe dehydration and metabolic disturbances leading to neuromuscular weakness, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. It has been described as rare condition and not well documented in the literature. To improve awareness and facilitate diagnosis of this condition, we studied risk factors, pattern of presentation and management plans of celiac crisis. METHODS: It was a descriptive cross sectional study...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582951/the-effects-of-physical-and-psychosocial-factors-and-ergonomic-conditions-on-the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-dentists-in-malaysia
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Mohd Firdaus Mohd Taib, Sangwoo Bahn, Myung Hwan Yun, Mohd Syukri Mohd Taib
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have been recognized as one of the main occupational health problems for dentists. Many studies have suggested that dentists experience work-related pain or discomfort in the neck, shoulder, and back, as well as in other parts of the body. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between specific physical and psychosocial factors and/or ergonomic conditions on MSD symptoms among dentists in Malaysia. METHODS: A group of 85 dentists was asked to complete a questionnaire to determine whether their complaints were related to physical and psychosocial factors and/or ergonomic conditions in their practices...
June 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579265/importance-of-chewing-saliva-and-swallowing-function-in-patients-with-advanced-oral-cancer-undergoing-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-a-prospective-study-of-quality-of-life
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D Nemeth, L Zaleczna, A Huremovic, J Engelmann, P W Poeschl, M Strasz, S Holawe, G Kornek, A Laskus, C Sacher, B M Erovic, C Perisanidis
The primary objective of this study was to investigate the quality of life (QOL) of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) undergoing curative neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by radical tumour resection and simultaneous oral cavity reconstruction, using two validated questionnaires. A secondary objective was to assess clinical variables predicting post-treatment dysfunction in chewing, saliva, and swallowing. Thirty-five patients with locally advanced OSCC who underwent preoperative chemoradiotherapy were recruited prospectively...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576698/impact-of-shoulder-rotation-on-neck-shaft-angle-a-clinical-study
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J H Assunção, E A Malavolta, R A Beraldo, M E C Gracitelli, M Bordalo-Rodrigues, A A Ferreira Neto
BACKGROUND: Two recent experimental studies evaluated the influence of shoulder rotation on neck-shaft angle, with conflicting results. However, there have been no clinical studies of whether this angle varies in different shoulder positions. The present study aimed to determine whether shoulder rotation affects neck-shaft angle on standard radiographs in patients with complaints of shoulder pain. HYPOTHESIS: Shoulder rotation does not affect neck-shaft angle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in selected patients with shoulder pain...
May 30, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559755/multimodal-chiropractic-care-for-pain-and-disability-in-a-patient-diagnosed-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-a-case-report
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Richard G Strunk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical response to multimodal chiropractic treatment of a patient diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT), and chronic pain. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 22-year-old woman presented with severe chronic neck and low back pain, headaches, and bilateral hand pain and stiffness. In addition to these pain complaints, the patient had a family history of EDS, weekly or daily recurring joint dislocations, and upper and lower extremity joint hypermobility...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554588/pathologic-c-spine-fracture-with-low-risk-mechanism-and-normal-physical-exam
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Andrew Hunter, Jolion McGreevy, Judith Linden
Cervical spinal fracture is a rare, but potentially disabling complication of trauma to the neck. Clinicians often rely on clinical decision rules and guidelines to decide whether or not imaging is necessary when a patient presents with neck pain. Validated clinical guidelines include the Canadian C-Spine Rule and the Nexus criteria. Studies suggest that the risks of a pathologic fracture from a simple rear end collision are negligible. We present a case of an individual who presented to an emergency department (ED) after a low speed motor vehicle collision complaining of lateral neck pain and had multiple subsequent visits for the same complaint with negative exam findings...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552282/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-liverpool-oral-rehabilitation-questionnaire-lorq-into-the-dutch-language
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Marloes Engelen, Doke J M Buurman, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Céleste C M van Heumen
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The Liverpool Oral Rehabilitation Questionnaire (LORQ) is a health-related quality of life instrument assessing the impact of oral rehabilitation on patients' health-related quality of life. Because a validated Dutch version of the LORQ is not available, the questionnaire cannot be used in the Netherlands. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to translate and adapt the LORQv3 into a Dutch-language version and to evaluate the internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the resulting LORQv3-NL...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550817/atypical-presentation-and-outcome-of-cervicogenic-headache-in-patients-with-cervical-degenerative-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Kumar Maiti, Cesar Liendo, Alireza Minagar, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache affects a significant portion of the entire population. This type of headache especially with atypical presentation is often hard to diagnose and manage since its etiopathophysiology is not been yet well understood. We have investigated the prevalence of cervicogenic headache with atypical presentation and discussed the etiology of it, and the outcome of surgical intervention on this type of headache in patients with cervical degenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radiological and clinical data of 160 patients (from 2001 through 2016) were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546777/effectiveness-of-a-participatory-eye-care-program-in-reducing-eye-strain-among-staff-computer-users-in-thailand
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Sudaw Lertwisuttipaiboon, Tepanata Pumpaibool, Karl J Neeser, Ngamjit Kasetsuwan
BACKGROUND: The increased usage of computers results in a variety of health problems, particularly eye strain, which is the most common workplace complaint today. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a participatory eye care (PEC) program by comparing eye care knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP), as well as eye strain symptoms in staff computer users at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. METHODS: A participatory approach was held by organizing a meeting of 26 stakeholders to get opinions for developing the PEC program...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546728/spindle-epithelial-tumor-with-thymus-like-element-settle-a-case-report
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Cengiz Tavusbay, Demet Arikan Etit, Ercan Kadioglu, Mehmet Haciyanli
Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like element (SETTLE) is a very rare malignant neoplasm of the thyroid. It is generally encountered in children, adolescents, and young adults Objective: We aimed to present a patient with SETTLE and to review the clinical and pathologic features of this rare tumor. A 13-year-old male patient presented to our clinic with complaints of a rapidly growing lump on his neck. There was no evidence of distant metastases at time of presentation. A total thyroidectomy was performed...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538776/spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-experience-in-18-patients-during-the-last-12-years
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Patrícia Dionísio, Luís Martins, Susana Moreira, Alda Manique, Rita Macedo, Fátima Caeiro, Luísa Boal, Cristina Bárbara
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing factor was identified in most (88.9%) of the 18 patients who presented with SPM during the study period...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535548/is-traumatic-and-non-traumatic-neck-pain-associated-with-brain-alterations-a-systematic-review
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Robby DePauw, Iris Coppieters, Mira Meeus, Karen Caeyenberghs, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain affects 50% - 85% of people who have experienced an acute episode. This transition and the persistence of chronic complaints are believed to be mediated by brain alterations among different central mechanisms. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to systematically review and critically appraise the current existing evidence regarding structural and functional brain alterations in patients with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and idiopathic neck pain (INP)...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535026/tetanus-%C3%A2-n%C3%A3-stan-bortgl%C3%A3-md-men-allvarlig-sjukdom-%C3%A3-ldre-kvinnor-%C3%A3-r-en-riskgrupp-diagnosen-kan-vara-en-utmaning
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Bernhard Hozgraefe, Akad Koria, Victoria Sem, Joak Johansson
Tetanus, an almost forgotten but serious disease Tetanus is the systemic consequence of a local infection with Clostridium tetani, that produces toxin which spreads in the systemic circulation. In developed countries, it is extremely rare. Women born before 1950 are a group at risk due to lower prevalence of immunisation. This report describes a case of tetanus. The patient is a previously healthy 82-year-old woman. She presented to primary care with a complaint of stiffness in the neck and jaw. A physical exam and basic laboratory tests were normal apart from a slightly increased blood pressure...
May 22, 2017: Läkartidningen
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