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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142423/bioactive-turmerosaccharides-from-curcuma-longa-extract-nr-inf-02-potential-ameliorating-effect-on-osteoarthritis-pain
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Bharathi Bethapudi, Sasikumar Murugan, Ramanaiah Illuri, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami
Background: Curcuma longa has long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda. A unique product NR-INF-02 was prepared from C. longa that was standardized to contain turmerosaccharides. Objective: The present study investigated the effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction of NR-INF-02 on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA pain animal model that mimics human OA. Further, the analgesic effect of turmerosaccharides rich fraction was compared to turmerosaccharides less fraction of NR-INF-02...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138919/low-re-rupture-rate-with-bptb-autograft-and-semitendinosus-gracilis-autograft-with-preserved-insertions-in-acl-reconstruction-surgery-in-sports-persons
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Ravi Gupta, Munish Sood, Anubhav Malhotra, Gladson David Masih, Anil Kapoor, Mukta Raghav, Mehar Dhillon
PURPOSE: To compare the results of bone-patellar tendon-bone graft (BPTB), semitendinosus-gracilis graft with preserved insertions (STGPI) and semitendinosus-gracilis-free graft (STGF) in terms of graft failure, objective mechanical stability, functional outcome, and return to sports in elite and recreational sports persons. It was hypothesized that the STGPI graft provided superior outcome as compared to the other two grafts. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-nine elite and recreational players who underwent ACL reconstruction surgery, with BPTB graft (N = 80), STGPI graft (N = 85), and STGF graft (N = 84) with a minimum follow-up of 2 years, were assessed using clinical tests, knee arthrometer (KT 1000™), single-leg hop test, Lysholm knee score, Tegner's activity scale, and return to sports...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131728/yoga-practice-is-associated-with-superior-motor-imagery-performance
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Susannah H Hartnoll, T David Punt
Yoga is an activity that aims to integrate physical, mental and spiritual elements and is an increasingly popular approach to enhancing physical fitness. The integration of imagery within yoga practice is considered an important component and may be critical in contributing to the benefits of yoga that have been reported. In this study, we tested whether individuals who practice yoga demonstrate superior performance on an objective measure of implicit motor imagery. Thirty-six participants (18 yoga, 18 non-yoga) matched for age, sex and handedness, undertook the hand laterality recognition task; an objective measure of implicit motor imagery performance...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131075/the-cerebellar-cerebral-microstructure-is-disrupted-at-multiple-sites-in-very-preterm-infants-with-cerebellar-haemorrhage
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Vera Neubauer, Tanja Djurdjevic, Elke Griesmaier, Marlene Biermayr, Elke Ruth Gizewski, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have prompted reconsideration of the anatomical correlates of adverse outcomes in preterm infants. The importance of the contribution made by the cerebellum is now increasingly appreciated. The effect of cerebellar haemorrhage (CBH) on the microstructure of the cerebellar-cerebral circuit is largely unexplored. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of CBH on the microstructure of cerebellar-cerebral connections in preterm infants aged <32 gestational weeks...
November 9, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130404/differences-in-neural-pathways-are-related-to-the-short-or-long-term-benefits-of-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke-and-hemiparesis-a-pilot-cohort-study
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Takashi Takebayashi, Kohei Marumoto, Kayoko Takahashi, Kazuhisa Domen
Background No previous studies have determined how the post-stroke integrity of non-corticospinal neural pathways relates to the efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). Objectives We aimed to clarify the relationship between several non-corticospinal neural pathway integrities and the short- and long-term benefits of CIMT. Methods This was a pilot cohort study (UMIN registration number: R00027136UMIN000023566), for which we enrolled 13 patients with chronic stroke and hemiparesis who had undergone CIMT...
November 13, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126508/complications-in-children-with-ulcerative-colitis-undergoing-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis
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Dani O Gonzalez, Benedict C Nwomeh
Total colectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is considered the standard procedure for the surgical management of ulcerative colitis. Despite the widespread utility of the procedure, as many as 75% of patients who undergo IPAA, experience at least 1 complication. This review highlights difficult intraoperative scenarios and complications of pouch surgery in children, including intraoperative, postoperative, and functional complications. Intraoperative scenarios include insufficient mesenteric length and positive leak tests...
December 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124344/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-angiography-reconstruction-of-the-origin-of-the-uterine-artery-and-its-clinical-significance
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Alexandra Arfi, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Vincent Barrau, Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, Cyril Touboul
PURPOSE: In women, the uterine artery is the main branch of the internal iliac artery, vascularizing most of the uterus. Knowledge of its origin and variations is essential during extensive gynaecological surgery and interventional radiological procedures. We aimed to investigate its origin and explore its anatomical variations by three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computed tomography (CT) angiography. METHODS: This was a retrospective, monocentric observational study involving CT scans of the abdomen and lower limbs of women < 50 years old with 3D reconstructed CT images of the internal and external iliac arterial axes...
November 9, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119724/evaluation-of-first-line-bismuth-containing-7-day-concomitant-quintuple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Jianfang Ye, Junbo Hong, Yin Zhu, Yong Xie, Xu Shu, Lingyu Luo, Chuan Xie, Zhenhua Zhu, Nonghua Lu
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection is difficult to cure, mainly due to antibiotic resistance. We performed a trial to determine the efficacy and safety of a bismuth-containing 7-day concomitant quintuple regimen for the eradication of H. pylori. METHODS: Conducted from August 2015 to February 2016 at First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, this prospective trial enrolled 70 untreated H. pylori-positive patients. Patients received 7-day quintuple therapy consisting of bismuth subcitrate 220 mg, esomeprazole 20 mg, clarithromycin 500 mg, amoxicillin 1 g, and metronidazole 400 mg, each twice daily...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110047/hip-shape-is-symmetric-non-dependent-on-limb-dominance-and-gender-specific-implications-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-3d-ct-analysis-in-asymptomatic-subjects
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Vasco V Mascarenhas, Paulo Rego, Pedro Dantas, Miguel Castro, Lennart Jans, Rui M Marques, Nélia Gouveia, Francisco Soldado, Olufemi R Ayeni, José G Consciência
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reference intervals (RefInt) of the quantitative morphometric parameters of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in asymptomatic hips with computed tomography (CT) and determine their dependence on age, side, limb dominance and sex. METHODS: We prospectively included 590 patients and evaluated 1111 hips with semi-automated CT analysis. We calculated overall, side- and sex-specific parameters for imaging signs of cam [omega and alpha angle (α°)] and pincer-type morphology [acetabular version (ACvers), lateral centre-edge angle (LCEA) and cranio-caudal coverage]...
November 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107928/the-influence-of-eye-movements-on-the-development-of-a-movement-sequence-representation-during-observational-and-physical-practice
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Matthias Massing, Yannick Blandin, Stefan Panzer
An experiment was conducted to examine the development of a movement sequence representation and the role of eye-movements during observational and physical practice. The task was to reproduce a 1300ms spatial-temporal pattern of a sequence of elbow flexions and extensions. An inter-manual transfer design with a retention and two effector transfer tests (contralateral limb) was used. The mirror transfer test required the same pattern of homologous muscle activation and a sequence of joint angles as experienced during the acquisition phase, and the non-mirror transfer test required the same visual-spatial pattern as performed or observed during acquisition...
November 3, 2017: Acta Psychologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102747/endoscopic-versus-open-great-saphenous-vein-harvesting-for-femoral-to-popliteal-artery-bypass
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Aleem K Mirza, Kendall Stauffer, Mark D Fleming, Randall De Martino, Gustavo Oderich, Manju Kalra, Peter Gloviczki, Thomas Bower
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting data exist on outcomes of open vein harvest (OVH) and endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) for infrainguinal bypass. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between OVH and EVH in femoral to popliteal artery bypasses. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients undergoing common femoral to popliteal artery bypass with great saphenous vein between January 1997 and June 2014. Bypasses using arm or composite vein were excluded, as were those performed for popliteal artery aneurysms or trauma...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099415/analgesic-drug-prescription-after-carpal-tunnel-surgery-a-pharmacoepidemiological-study-investigating-postoperative-pain
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Régis Fuzier, Isabelle Serres, Robert Bourrel, Aurore Palmaro, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a frequent cause of neuropathic pain of the upper limb. Surgery is often proposed in second-line treatment, leading to an expected decrease in analgesic drug consumption. The main objective of this study was to investigate the variations in analgesic drug prescriptions, with a special focus on constant or increasing prescription patterns, before and after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: We designed a retrospective cohort study of French beneficiaries from the health insurance system in Midi-Pyrénées area...
November 2, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098451/tremor-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-associated-with-cerebello-thalamic-pathology
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Frederique Boonstra, Grace Florescu, Andrew Evans, Chris Steward, Peter Mitchell, Patricia Desmond, Brad Moffat, Helmut Butzkueven, Scott Kolbe, Anneke van der Walt
Tremor in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a frequent and debilitating symptom with a relatively poorly understood pathophysiology. To determine the relationship between clinical tremor severity and structural magnetic resonance imaging parameters. Eleven patients with clinically definite MS and right-sided upper limb tremor were studied. Tremor severity was assessed using the Bain score (overall severity, writing, and Archimedes spiral drawing). Cerebellar dysfunction was assessed using the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096266/mobile-assessment-of-the-lower-limb-kinematics-in-healthy-persons-and-in-persons-with-degenerative-knee-disorders-a-systematic-review
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R van der Straaten, L De Baets, I Jonkers, A Timmermans
Inertial sensor systems are increasingly used in the assessment of persons with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and total knee replacement (TKR). This systematic review aims to (1) investigate the application of inertial sensor systems and kinematics derived from these systems, and (2) assess if current assessment protocols consist of tasks which are, according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for KOA, relevant for persons with KOA and TKR. A search was conducted in six electronic databases (ACM, CINAHL, EMBASE, IEEE, PubMed, Web of Science) to include papers assessing the knee and one or more adjacent joints by means of inertial sensors in healthy persons or persons with KOA or TKR...
October 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092756/open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-comminuted-patellar-fractures-with-headless-compression-screws-and-wiring-technique
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Kuen Tak Suh, Jung Dong Suh, Hyung Joon Cho
BACKGROUND: Management of a displaced comminuted patellar fractures is challenging, and various surgical fixation methods have been suggested. However, issues of loss of reduction and breakage of fixatives have not yet been resolved. In the current study, we describe a new technique for exposure and stabilization of comminuted patellar fractures and evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of this new treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen patellar fractures with articular comminution, which were treated by headless compression screws with additional separate vertical wiring were enrolled in this study...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082822/endovascular-treatment-of-penetrating-arterial-trauma-with-stent-grafts
#16
Rodrigo Bruno Biagioni, Marcelo Calil Burihan, Felipe Nasser, Luisa Ciucci Biagioni, José Carlos Ingrund
BACKGROUND: The endovascular management of arterial injuries has resulted in reduced operating time, blood loss, hospital mortality, lower incidence of sepsis, and decrease in mortality rates. For penetrating trauma, however, the benefits of endovascular therapy are questionable. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained by retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. All patients with vascular trauma seeking care at our institution from January 2010 to December 2015 were reviewed...
October 30, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076456/robust-extraction-of-basis-functions-for-simultaneous-and-proportional-myoelectric-control-via-sparse-non-negative-matrix-factorization
#17
Chuang Lin, Binghui Wang, Ning Jiang, Dario Farina
OBJECTIVE: This paper proposes a novel simultaneous and proportional multiple degree of freedom (DOF) myoelectric control method for active prostheses. APPROACH: The approach is based on non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) of surface EMG signals with the inclusion of sparseness constraints. By applying a sparseness constraint to the control signal matrix, it is possible to extract the basis information from arbitrary movements (quasi-unsupervised approach) for multiple DOFs concurrently...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073893/activity-dependent-formation-of-a-vesicular-inhibitory-amino-acid-transporter-gradient-in-the-superior-olivary-complex-of-nmri-mice
#18
Lena Ebbers, Maren Weber, Hans Gerd Nothwang
BACKGROUND: In the mammalian superior olivary complex (SOC), synaptic inhibition contributes to the processing of binaural sound cues important for sound localization. Previous analyses demonstrated a tonotopic gradient for postsynaptic proteins mediating inhibitory neurotransmission in the lateral superior olive (LSO), a major nucleus of the SOC. To probe, whether a presynaptic molecular gradient exists as well, we investigated immunoreactivity against the vesicular inhibitory amino acid transporter (VIAAT) in the mouse auditory brainstem...
October 26, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073458/resting-state-fmri-correlates-of-theory-of-mind-impairment-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Francesca Trojsi, Federica Di Nardo, Gabriella Santangelo, Mattia Siciliano, Cinzia Femiano, Carla Passaniti, Giuseppina Caiazzo, Michele Fratello, Mario Cirillo, Maria Rosaria Monsurrò, Fabrizio Esposito, Gioacchino Tedeschi
Theory of Mind (ToM), the ability to recognize thoughts and emotions of another, may be one of the cognitive domains affected in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease now recognized as a multi-system disorder. The present study aimed to identify early dysfunctions of brain resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) networks in a group of ALS patients longitudinally explored for impairment of "cognitive" and "affective" ToM subcomponents. RS-fMRI connectivity was investigated in a group of 21 patients with ALS (i...
October 3, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068965/single-stage-repair-of-palatal-fistula-and-velopharyngeal-incompetence-by-the-new-l-flap
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Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ezzeddin Elsheikh, Sherif Askar
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess the results of use of the new L-shaped posterior pharyngeal flap for repair of both palatal fistula and velopharyngeal incompetence. METHODS: This study included 10 patients who were diagnosed to have soft palate fistula and persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). L-shaped superiorly based pharyngeal flap was harvested from oropharynx and inserted into the soft palate closing the fistula after fistula trimming. The palatal part of the flap (transverse limb) was spread 1 cm horizontally and 1 cm in the anteroposterior direction in soft palate at fistula site closing it without tension...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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