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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913236/effect-of-different-postoperative-limb-positions-on-blood-loss-and-range-of-motion-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Haibo Si, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative limb positioning has been reported to be an efficient and simple way to reduce blood loss and improve range of motion following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This meta-analysis was designed to compare the effectiveness of two different limb positions in primary TKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A meta-analysis of the PubMed, CENTRAL, Web of Science, EMBASE and Google Search Engine electronic databases was performed. In this meta-analysis, two postoperative limb positions were considered: mild-flexion (flexion less than 60°) and high-flexion (flexion at 60° or more)...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903338/-ultrasound-imaging-increases-first-attempt-success-rate-of-neuraxial-block-in-elderly-patients
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J Geng, X L Chen, X D Wang, X Y Guo, M Li
Objective: To verify whether preprocedural ultrasound of the lumbar spine could improve first-attempt success rate (defined as a successful neuraxial anesthesia with only one skin puncture) of neuraxial block in elderly patients. Methods: From septemble 2015 to February 2016, 200 elderly patients undergoing lower-limb surgery with neuraxial block at the Peking Universty Third Hospital were enrolled in this study.RandA 1.0 software was used to randomize patients into two groups: conventional surface landmark-guided group (group LM) and ultrasound-assisted group (group US)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902687/limb-bone-structural-proportions-and-locomotor-behavior-in-a-l-288-1-lucy
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Christopher B Ruff, M Loring Burgess, Richard A Ketcham, John Kappelman
While there is broad agreement that early hominins practiced some form of terrestrial bipedality, there is also evidence that arboreal behavior remained a part of the locomotor repertoire in some taxa, and that bipedal locomotion may not have been identical to that of modern humans. It has been difficult to evaluate such evidence, however, because of the possibility that early hominins retained primitive traits (such as relatively long upper limbs) of little contemporaneous adaptive significance. Here we examine bone structural properties of the femur and humerus in the Australopithecus afarensis A...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889688/management-of-distal-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Helia Robert-Ebadi, Marc Righini
Isolated distal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), also known as calf DVT, represents up to 50% of all lower limb DVT in ultrasound series and is therefore a frequent medical condition. Unlike proximal DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE), which have been extensively studied and for which management is well standardized, much less is known on the optimal management of isolated calf DVT. Recent data arising from registries and non-randomized studies suggest that most distal DVTs do not extend to the proximal veins and have an uneventful follow-up when left untreated...
November 10, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888201/increasing-trunk-flexion-morphs-human-leg-function-into-that-of-birds-despite-different-leg-morphology
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Soran Aminiaghdam, Christian Rode, Roy Müller, Reinhard Blickhan
Pronograde trunk orientation in small birds causes prominent intra-limb asymmetries in the leg function. As yet, it is not clear whether these asymmetries induced by the trunk reflect general constraints on the leg function regardless of the specific leg architecture or size of the species. To address this, we instruct twelve participants to walk at a self-selected velocity with four postures: regular erect, with 30°, 50° and maximal trunk flexion. In addition, we simulate the axial leg force (along the line connecting hip and centre of pressure) using two simple models: spring and damper in series, and parallel spring and damper...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886005/compression-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-venous-insufficiency-efficacy-depending-on-the-length-of-the-stocking
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Wolfgang Konschake, Helene Riebe, P Pediaditi, Hermann Haase, Michael Jünger, Stine Lutze
BACKGROUND: Below knee two-component compression stockings (AD) have revealed as effective for compression treatment of venous leg ulcers. Upto groin, thigh length stocking (AG) may enhance clinical effects, however wear comfort of these stocking may be affected. OBJECTIVE: venous haemodynamic in relation to the length of compression stockings. METHODS: A two-component AD stocking (37 mmHg) and two thigh length stockings (AG 37, with an interface pressure of 37 mmHg; AG 45, with an interface pressure of 45 mmHg) were tested by 16 patients with CVI...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883074/adipose-stem-cells-display-higher-regenerative-capacities-and-more-adaptable-electro-kinetic-properties-compared-to-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Ahmed El-Badawy, Marwa Amer, Reda Abdelbaset, Sameh N Sherif, Marwan Abo-Elela, Yehya H Ghallab, Hamdy Abdelhamid, Yehea Ismail, Nagwa El-Badri
Adipose stem cells (ASCs) have recently emerged as a more viable source for clinical applications, compared to bone-marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-MSCs) because of their abundance and easy access. In this study we evaluated the regenerative potency of ASCs compared to BM-MSCs. Furthermore, we compared the dielectric and electro-kinetic properties of both types of cells using a novel Dielectrophoresis (DEP) microfluidic platform based on a printed circuit board (PCB) technology. Our data show that ASCs were more effective than BM-MSCs in promoting neovascularization in an animal model of hind-limb ischemia...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881587/pai-1-polymorphism-as-a-cause-of-severe-high-altitude-associated-arteriovenous-thrombosis
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Velu Nair, Uday Yanamandra, Rai Kumud, Kanjakya Ghosh
We present a 34-year-old man who developed disseminated intra-arterial and venous thrombosis following exposure to extreme high altitude. On evaluation, the patient was found to have thrombosis involving the aorta, bilateral iliac arteries and middle cerebral artery. On detailed evaluation for the cause of recurrent seizures, he was also found to have cerebral venous thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus. The patient underwent amputation of 3 limbs due to gangrene. Procoagulant work up revealed increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 activity with 4G/4G polymorphism...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881381/two-year-outcomes-of-a-randomized-trial-investigating-a-6-week-return-to-full-weightbearing-after-matrix-induced-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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Jay R Ebert, Peter K Edwards, Michael Fallon, Timothy R Ackland, Gregory C Janes, David J Wood
BACKGROUND: Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has demonstrated encouraging outcomes in treating patients with knee cartilage defects. Postoperatively, the time required to attain full weightbearing (WB) remains conservative. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that patients would have no significant clinical or radiological differences or graft complications after an 8-week or 6-week return to full WB after MACI. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879959/balance-versus-resistance-training-on-postural-control-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Suhaila M Santos, Rubens A Da Silva, Marcelle B Terra, Isabela A Almeida, Lucio B De Melo, Henrique B Ferraz
BACKGROUND: Evidences have shown that physiotherapy programs may improve the balance of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD); although it is not clear which specific exercise program is better. AIM: Compare the effectiveness of balance versus resistance training on postural control measures in PD patients. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: The study was conducted in a physiotherapy outpatient clinic of a university hospital...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871660/management-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injured-knee-in-the-skeletally-immature-athlete
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REVIEW
Christian N Anderson, Allen F Anderson
Intrasubstance tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are being diagnosed with increasing frequency in the skeletally immature. Management options include nonoperative/ early surgical, or delayed surgical reconstruction. Nonoperative/delayed reconstruction results in worse functional outcomes than early reconstruction. Physicians are faced with a treatment dilemma; clinical and basic science studies have demonstrated risk of limb-length discrepancy and angular deformity with ACL reconstruction. Vertical drill tunnels decrease physeal damage and minimize growth deformity; however, this technique results in nonanatomic ACL graft placement...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864460/use-of-the-octopus-endograft-technique-to-reconstruct-renovisceral-arteries-arising-from-the-false-lumen-of-a-rapidly-expanding-type-b-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-repair
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Jiang Xiong, Yangyang Ge, Xiaoping Liu, Lijun Wang, Wei Guo
PURPOSE: To describe the use and 6-month outcomes of the octopus endograft technique to reconstruct renovisceral arteries arising from the false lumen (FL) of a type B aortic dissection after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man post TEVAR for type B aortic dissection was admitted with persistent back pain and a rapidly expanding residual dissection. The celiac and left renal arteries arose from the FL and the superior mesenteric artery from both lumens, with the FL as its main supply...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863366/early-versus-late-thrombolysis-in-acute-arterial-occlusion-of-lower-extremity
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Hyun Gee Moon, Sang Cheol Cho, Sang Woo Jeong, Gyu Ik Lee, Young Eun Jo, Boram Youn, Won Yu Kang, Sun Ho Hwang, Wan Kim, Weon Kim
BACKGROUND: Acute arterial occlusion in lower extremity is an urgent condition which occurs when there is an abrupt interruption of blood flow into an extremity. Reperfusion through early intervention can increase limb salvage and decrease mortality. There was no common agreement when is the best to start thrombolysis in treating acute arterial occlusion. This study was designed to study the efficacy of an early thrombolysis compared with a late thrombolysis. METHOD: We identified all patients discharged from the Gwangju Veterans hospital with a diagnosis of acute arterial occlusion between 2006 and 2014...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862880/feasibility-and-1-year-outcomes-of-subintimal-revascularization-with-supera-%C3%A2-stenting-of-long-femoropopliteal-occlusions-in-critical-limb-ischemia-the-supersub-study
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Luis M Palena, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Enrico Sultato, Cesare Brigato, Alessandro Candeo, Enrico Brocco, Marco Manzi
BACKGROUND: Stent-based revascularization of long femoro-popliteal (FP) lesions has been mainly studied in claudicants and compromised by restenosis and stent fractures. The Supera(®) stent's biomimetic design allows enhanced fracture resistance. Data for Supera(®) stenting to treat long chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI), are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term outcomes of subintimal revascularization with Supera(®) stenting, for long FP CTOs in patients with CLI...
November 12, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855981/the-thigh-and-leg-of-homo-naledi
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Damiano Marchi, Christopher S Walker, Pianpian Wei, Trenton W Holliday, Steven E Churchill, Lee R Berger, Jeremy M DeSilva
This paper describes the 108 femoral, patellar, tibial, and fibular elements of a new species of Homo (Homo naledi) discovered in the Dinaledi chamber of the Rising Star cave system in South Africa. Homo naledi possesses a mosaic of primitive, derived, and unique traits functionally indicative of a bipedal hominin adapted for long distance walking and possibly running. Traits shared with australopiths include an anteroposteriorly compressed femoral neck, a mediolaterally compressed tibia, and a relatively circular fibular neck...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852706/efficacy-of-two-injection-site-localisation-techniques-for-botulinum-toxin-injections-a-single-blind-crossover-randomised-trial-protocol-among-adults-with-hemiplegia-due-to-stroke
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Claire Morel, Isabelle Hauret, Nicolas Andant, Armand Bonnin, Bruno Pereira, Emmanuel Coudeyre
INTRODUCTION: Botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment for limb spasticity following stroke. Different tracking techniques are used for this purpose: palpation, electrostimulation, electromyography and ultrasound. Yet very few studies have compared these different techniques, and none has successfully proved the superior efficacy of ultrasound-guided injections compared to another tracking method. The primary objective of our study was therefore to compare the efficacy of botulinum toxin injections depending on the tracking technique used: ultrasound versus electrostimulation...
November 15, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847979/relationship-between-subscapularis-tears-and-injuries-to-the-biceps-pulley
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Arnaud Godenèche, Laurent Nové-Josserand, Stéphane Audebert, Bruno Toussaint, Patrick J Denard, Alexandre Lädermann
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the relationship between long head of the biceps brachii (LHBT) lesions and subscapularis tears. The hypothesis was that a bicipital pulley might remain intact, even in the case of a subscapularis tear. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2011, all patients who had a primary arthroscopic repair of a subscapularis tear were potentially included in this prospective study. The outcome of interest was the prevalence and type of arthroscopic lesions of the LHBT and bicipital pulley...
November 15, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845969/closing-the-growth-plate-a-review-of-indications-and-surgical-options
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Joseph J Ruzbarsky, Christine Goodbody, Emily Dodwell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose is to review the indications for epiphysiodesis in the treatment of pediatric limb length discrepancies; provide an update on current diagnostic, planning, and surgical techniques; and to introduce possible future alternatives. RECENT FINDINGS: Retrospective comparative studies have failed to demonstrate superiority of one epiphysiodesis technique over the others. EOS low-dose biplanar X-ray and smartphone growth prediction applications are improving our ability to diagnose and plan treatment for leg length discrepancy...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843801/interrupted-aortic-arch-with-isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-in-patient-with-turners-syndrome
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M Obadah Kattea, Osama A Smettei, Abdulrahman Kattea, Rami M Abazid
We present a case of 13-year-old female with Turner syndrome (TS), who presented with unexplained lower limbs swelling and ejection systolic murmur at the left second intercostal space. Suspicion of mild aortic coarctation was made by echocardiography. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a complete interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) below the left subclavian artery with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and absent right SVC, defined as an isolated PLSVC. The patient underwent successful surgical correction after unsuccessful trial of transcatheter stent placement...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823847/accuracy-of-mri-based-vs-ct-based-patient-specific-instrumentation-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Vincent V G An, Brahman S Sivakumar, Kevin Phan, Yadin David Levy, Warwick J M Bruce
INTRODUCTION: The technical objective of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is to restore normal mechanical parameters to the knee. Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) was developed to streamline the operative process and improve accuracy. PSI produces individualized cutting guides based on three-dimensional models of the patient's anatomy acquired from computed-tomography (CT) or magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). However, the superiority of one modality over the other remains unclear. Therefore, we aimed to compare the accuracy of patient-specific cutting guides produced from MRI or CT imaging methods in TKA...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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