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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808360/bemiparin-versus-enoxaparin-in-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Mohamed Sayed Abbas
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are considered a high-risk group for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Due to their impaired cardiopulmonary reserve, these VTEs may result in significant morbidity and mortality. In this study, we compared two types of low molecular weight heparin, enoxaparin, and bemiparin, as regards to their efficacy and safety in VTE prevention among Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized trial of 100 critically ill patients who are at high risk for developing VTE were included in this study and assigned to receive subcutaneous injections of either 3500 international units (IU) anti-factor Xa of bemiparin sodium or 40 mg of enoxaparin given once a day and patient were followed for 60 days after initiation of anticoagulant therapy for the development of documented deep venous thrombosis (DVT) using bilateral lower limb venous duplex, documented pulmonary embolism using computed tomography pulmonary angiography, and complications related to injectant anticoagulant...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790028/staged-retroperitoneal-mesenteric-revascularisation-and-aortobifemoral-bypass-after-endovascular-rescue-for-acute-mesenteric-ischaemia
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Shepard Peir Johnson, Melani Lighter, Harry Linne Anderson, Abdulhameed Aziz
Visceral artery revascularisation through a retroperitoneal approach provides an infrequent yet viable, alternative means of managing mesenteric ischaemia in patients with previous abdominal operations. We present a unique case implementing this surgical approach in a 55-year-old man in which we performed a retroperitoneal aortobifemoral bypass with concomitant retrograde jump graft from the aortic prosthesis to the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) for bilateral lower extremity rest pain and chronic mesenteric ischaemia...
August 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767525/comparison-of-lower-limb-and-back-exercises-for-runners-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Congcong Cai, Yifan Yang, Pui W Kong
INTRODUCTION: This single-blind randomized trial was conducted to compare the treatment effect of lower limb (LL) exercises versus conventional lumbar extensor (LE) and lumbar stabilization (LS) exercises in recreational runners with chronic low back pain (cLBP), since there is currently no specific protocol for managing runners with cLBP. METHODS: 84 recreational runners with cLBP were allocated to three exercise groups (LL, LE, LS) for an 8-week intervention. Outcome measures included self-rated pain and running capability, lower limb strength, back muscles function, and running gait...
July 31, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767280/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 nonyoga) matched for age, sex and handedness, undertook the hand laterality recognition task; an objective measure of implicit motor imagery performance...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765808/altered-praxis-network-underlying-limb-kinetic-apraxia-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-fmri-study
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Stefanie Kübel, Katharina Stegmayer, Tim Vanbellingen, Manuela Pastore-Wapp, Manuel Bertschi, Jean-Marc Burgunder, Eugenio Abela, Bruno Weder, Sebastian Walther, Stephan Bohlhalter
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients frequently suffer from dexterous deficits impeding activities of daily living. There is controversy whether impaired fine motor skill may stem from limb kinetic apraxia (LKA) rather than bradykinesia. Based on classical models of limb praxis LKA is thought to result when premotor transmission of time-space information of skilled movements to primary motor representations is interrupted. Therefore, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) we tested the hypothesis that dexterous deficits in PD are associated with altered activity and connectivity in left parieto-premotor praxis network...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763369/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-in-the-management-of-vulvar-carcinoma-an-evidence-based-insight
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Mark R Brincat, Yves Muscat Baron
OBJECTIVE: Lymph node metastasis has been shown to represent the most significant prognostic factor in vulvar carcinoma. Because only 25% to 35% of patients with early stage disease have lymph node metastases, a significant 65% to 75% possibly do not benefit from elective inguinofemoral lymphadenectomy considering the related morbidities of wound infection, breakdown, and lower limb lymphedema. This review article aims to present and summarize the evidence available with regard to sentinel lymph node (SLN)-guided management of vulvar carcinoma...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761430/mechanisms-underlying-the-promotion-of-functional-recovery-by-deferoxamine-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Jian Hao, Bo Li, Hui-Quan Duan, Chen-Xi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Chao Sun, Bin Pan, Chang Liu, Xiao-Hong Kong, Xue Yao, Shi-Qing Feng
Deferoxamine, a clinically safe drug used for treating iron overload, also repairs spinal cord injury although the mechanism for this action remains unknown. Here, we determined whether deferoxamine was therapeutic in a rat model of spinal cord injury and explored potential mechanisms for this effect. Spinal cord injury was induced by impacting the spinal cord at the thoracic T10 vertebra level. One group of injured rats received deferoxamine, a second injured group received saline, and a third group was sham operated...
June 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761030/comparison-of-the-trendelenburg-position-versus-upper-limb-tourniquet-on-internal-jugular-vein-diameter
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Pelin Karaaslan, Banu Vural Gokay, Muhammet Ahmet Karakaya, Kamil Darcin, Afak Durur Karakaya, Tugrul Ormeci, Emine Arzu Kose
BACKGROUND: Central venous cannulation is a necessary invasive procedure for fluid management, haemodynamic monitoring and vasoactive drug therapy. The right internal jugular vein (RIJV) is the preferred site. Enlargement of the jugular vein area facilitates catheterization and reduces complication rates. Common methods to enlarge the RIJV cross-sectional area are the Trendelenburg position and the Valsalva maneuver. OBJECTIVE: Compare the Trendelenburg position with upper-extremity venous return blockage using the tourniquet technique...
July 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746061/lengthening-with-monolateral-external-fixation-versus-magnetically-motorized-intramedullary-nail-in-congenital-femoral-deficiency
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Vivian L Szymczuk, Ahmed I Hammouda, Martin G Gesheff, Shawn C Standard, John E Herzenberg
BACKGROUND: Limb lengthening for congenital femoral deficiency (CFD) with or without fibular hemimelia can be performed with both external and internal devices. The purpose of this study is to compare clinical outcomes of femoral lengthening utilizing monolateral external fixation versus a magnetically motorized intramedullary nail in patients with CFD with or without fibular hemimelia. METHODS: This retrospective review included 62 patients with femoral lengthening, 32 patients had monolateral external fixation (group A), 30 patients had internal lengthening nail (group B)...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743787/isar-pebis-paclitaxel-eluting-balloon-versus-conventional-balloon-angioplasty-for-in-stent-restenosis-of-superficial-femoral-artery-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Ilka Ott, Salvatore Cassese, Philipp Groha, Birgit Steppich, Felix Voll, Martin Hadamitzky, Tareq Ibrahim, Sebastian Kufner, Karl Dewitz, Theresa Wittmann, Albert Markus Kasel, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Massimiliano Fusaro
BACKGROUND: Paclitaxel-eluting balloon (PEB) angioplasty has superior efficacy compared with conventional balloon angioplasty (BA) for de novo lesions of superficial femoral artery (SFA). Studies investigating the angiographic and clinical performance of PEB angioplasty versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA are limited. We performed a randomized trial to investigate angiographic and clinical performance of PEB versus BA for in-stent restenosis of SFA. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with symptomatic in-stent restenosis of SFA were randomly assigned to either PEB or BA at 2 centers in Munich, Germany...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739455/decision-making-in-critical-limb-ischemia-a-markov-simulation
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Aaron J Deutsch, C Charles Jain, Kimberly G Blumenthal, Mark W Dickinson, Anne M Neilan
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a feared complication of peripheral vascular disease that often requires surgical management and may require amputation of the affected limb. OBJECTIVE: To use a decision model to inform clinical management for a 63-year-old woman with CLI and multiple medical comorbidities, including advanced heart failure and diabetes. METHODS: Markov decision model evaluating four strategies: amputation, surgical bypass, endovascular therapy (e...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738829/rare-association-of-two-cardiovascular-malformations-successfully-corrected-in-a-single-surgery-a-case-report
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Fu-Yang Mei, Zhi-Xuan Bai, Zhi-Bin Hu, Bing Zhou, Yong Cui
BACKGROUND: Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) without an atrial septal defect (ASD) associated with coarctation of the aortic arch is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. This rare combination is only described in a few studies; none report the correction of these two malformations in a single surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because the echocardiography revealed coarctation of the aortic arch; this diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography (CT), which also showed her left superior pulmonary vein draining into the vertical vein without ASD (Fig...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734257/comparison-of-femoropopliteal-artery-stents-under-axial-and-radial-compression-axial-tension-bending-and-torsion-deformations
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Kaspars Maleckis, Paul Deegan, William Poulson, Cole Sievers, Anastasia Desyatova, Jason MacTaggart, Alexey Kamenskiy
High failure rates of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) stenting appear to be associated with the inability of certain stent designs to accommodate severe biomechanical environment of the femoropopliteal artery (FPA) that bends, twists, and axially compresses during limb flexion. Twelve Nitinol stents (Absolute Pro, Supera, Lifestent, Innova, Zilver, Smart Control, Smart Flex, EverFlex, Viabahn, Tigris, Misago, and Complete SE) were quasi-statically tested under bench-top axial and radial compression, axial tension, bending, and torsional deformations...
July 13, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734105/effects-of-median-nerve-neural-mobilization-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
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David Rodríguez-Sanz, Daniel López-López, Francisco Unda-Solano, Carlos Romero-Morales, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Hector Beltrán-Alacreu, César Calvo-Lobo
BACKGROUND: There is a current lack of sufficiently high-quality randomized controlled clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as median nerve neural mobilization (MNNM) and their specific effects on cervicobrachial pain (CP). This study aim was to compare the effectiveness of MNNM in subjects with CP versus a waiting list control group (WLCG). METHODS: A single-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled clinical trial was performed (NCT02596815)...
July 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732521/retroclavicular-approach-vs-infraclavicular-approach-for-plexic-bloc-anesthesia-of-the-upper-limb-study-protocol-randomized-controlled-trial
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P L Langlois, A F Gil-Blanco, D Jessop, Y Sansoucy, F D'Aragon, N Albert, P Echave
BACKGROUND: The coracoid approach is recognized as the simplest approach to perform brachial plexus anaesthesia, but needle visualization needs to be improved. With a different needle entry point, the retroclavicular approach confers a perpendicular angle between the ultrasound and the needle, which theoretically enhances needle visualization. This trial compares these two techniques. The leading hypothesis is that the retroclavicular approach is comparable to the infraclavicular coracoid approach in general aspects, but needle visualization is better with this novel approach...
July 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729250/stellarex-drug-coated-balloon-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease-12-month-outcomes-from-the-randomized-illumenate-pivotal-and-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Prakash Krishnan, Peter Faries, Khusrow Niazi, Ash Jain, Ravish Sachar, William B Bachinsky, Joseph A Cardenas, Martin Werner, Marianne Brodmann, J A Mustapha, Carlos I Mena-Hurtado, Michael R Jaff, Andrew H Holden, Sean P Lyden
Background -Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are a predominant revascularization therapy for symptomatic femoropopliteal artery disease. Due to differences in excipients, paclitaxel dose and coating morphologies, varying clinical outcomes have been observed with different DCBs. We report the results of two studies investigating the pharmacokinetic (PK) and clinical outcomes of a new DCB to treat femoropopliteal disease. Methods -In the ILLUMENATE Pivotal Study, 300 symptomatic patients (Rutherford class 2-4), were randomized to DCB (N=200) or standard angioplasty (PTA) (N=100)...
July 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722377/-sweet-s-syndrome-a-diagnosis-to-keep-in-mind
#17
Caroline Lang, Sandrine Quenan
Sweet's syndrome is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis. Typically, patients present with a sudden onset of tender erythematous skin lesions (papules, nodules, and plaques), of asymetrical distribution, located preferentially on the superior limbs, face and neck, associated whith high fever and neutrophilia. Histologicaly, there is a diffuse infiltrate of neutrophils located in the dermis. Most of the time idiopathic, it may be associated with a respiratory or gastro-intestinal infection, with inflammatory bowel disease, pregnancy and vaccination...
March 29, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718171/younger-patients-and-men-achieve-higher-outcome-scores-than-older-patients-and-women-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that functional performance and validated outcome scores differ according to the gender, age, and sport participation status of a patient after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the impact of these three factors, and interaction among them, has not been studied across a large relatively homogeneous group of patients to better elucidate their impact. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We reviewed a large cohort of patients who had undergone ACL reconstruction to determine if ROM, knee laxity, objective performance measures, and validated outcome scores differed according to (1) gender; (2) age; and (3) sport participation status...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715806/real-time-volume-contrast-imaging-in-the-a-plane-with-a-four-dimensional-electronic-probe-facilitates-the-evaluation-of-fetal-extremities-in-midtrimester-sonograms
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Federica Bellussi, Giuliana Simonazzi, Ginevra Salsi, Francesca Guasina, Gianluigi Pilu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of real-time volume contrast imaging in the A plane (VCI-A) of fetal extremities, compared with conventional two-dimensional ultrasound (2D). METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial of 100 patients undergoing midtrimester sonography. The fetal limbs were imaged with either 2D or VCI-A with a four-dimensional (4D) electronic probe. Time required for the examination, number of images stored, and quality of the documentation were compared...
July 18, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711623/prioritized-cervical-or-lumbar-surgery-for-coexisting-cervical-and-lumbar-stenosis-prognostic-analysis-of-222-case
#20
Haoxi Li, Zhaoxiong Chen, Xinhua Li, Tao Liu, Bin Shen, Yufeng Huang, Desheng Wu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Single-stage surgery is usually applied to improving the symptoms of coexisting cervical and lumbar stenosis. In most cases, patients' willingness, surgery affordability, surgical trauma, surgical complications and patients' tolerance to surgery all limit the application of single-stage surgery. For patients who cannot receive single-stage surgery, we hope that we can find out by weighing up merits and flaws of the two surgical sites in order to make decision of prioritize one of the two surgery, so as to bring more benefits to the patients...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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