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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922322/-vectra-3d-imaging-for-quantitative-volumetric-analysis-of-the-upper-limb-a-feasibility-study-for-tracking-outcomes-of-lymphedema-treatment
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Mark J Landau, Jennifer S Kim, Daniel J Gould, Ketan M Patel
BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema of the upper limb is a common sequela following lymphadenectomy during oncologic surgery. The gold standard for evaluating treatment outcomes in upper limb lymphedema is limb volume measurement. However, current techniques lack sensitivity to localized changes. In this study, the Vectra 3D imaging system was utilized to accurately and precisely obtain volume measurements of the upper limb in patients with lymphedema. METHODS: A feasibility study was performed in 11 patients with lymphedema and 22 upper extremities; 24 arms were evaluated in total...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922081/clinical-outcomes-following-conservative-management-of-chronic-traumatic-cervical-myelopathy-a-case-report
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Justin Bridges, Roberto Sandoval
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is limited evidence supporting the conservative management of patients with cervical myelopathy. The purpose of this report is to describe the intervention and outcomes of conservative physical therapy interventions for one patient with chronic cervical myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: This case was a 50-year-old male who sustained a neck injury following a rear-end collision 4 years prior to this therapeutic episode. The patient presented with decreased range of motion in the cervical spine and right upper extremity, strength deficits, altered sensation, poor posture, and reported chronic cervical region pain and difficulty sleeping...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921657/reporting-anxiety-symptoms-in-extremely-preterm-born-adolescents-and-by-their-mothers
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M J Sømhovd, B H Esbjørn, B M Hansen, G Greisen
AIM: To compare anxiety symptoms in adolescents born extremely prematurely to term-born controls. METHODS: We had 96 preterm-born adolescents and 40 term-born controls from Denmark and their mothers score the adolescents on the Revised Children Anxiety and Depression scale. We analysed group differences, cross-informant correlations, and relative risks for elevated anxiety symptoms. RESULTS: Self-reported anxiety symptoms did not significantly differ, although the upper confidence limit (95% CI [-3...
September 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921474/origins-of-phantom-limb-pain
#4
Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a chronic neuropathic pain occurring in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities. Chronic pain is physically and mentally debilitating, affecting an individual's potential for self-care and the performance of daily living activities essential for personal and economic independence. In addition, chronic pain may lead to depression and feelings of hopelessness. A National Center for Biotechnology Information study found that in the USA alone, the annual cost of dealing with neuropathic pain is more than $600 billion, with an estimated 20 million people in the USA suffering this condition...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921418/coping-with-phantom-limb-pain
#5
Damien P Kuffler
Phantom limb pain is a chronic neuropathic pain that develops in 45-85% of patients who undergo major amputations of the upper and lower extremities and appears predominantly during two time frames following an amputation: the first month and later about 1 year. Although in most patients the frequency and intensity of pain diminish over time, severe pain persists in about 5-10%. It has been proposed that factors in both the peripheral and central nervous systems play major roles in triggering the development and maintenance of pain associated with extremity amputations...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920529/surgical-interventions-for-organ-and-limb-ischemia-associated-with-primary-and-secondary-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-with-arterial-involvement
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Karla Bermudez-Serrato, Ramón García-Alva, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Adriana Torres-Machorro, Rene Lizola
OBJECTIVE: The association of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) and hypercoagulability is well known. Arterial compromise leading to ischemia of organs and/or limbs in patients with APS is uncommon, frequently unrecognized, and rarely described. We evaluated our institutional experience. METHODS: Retrospective review was conducted. From August 2007 to September 2016, 807 patients with diagnosis of APS were managed in our Institution. Patients with primary and secondary APS who required interventions were examined...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919946/cytogenetic-characterization-of-hoplias-malabaricus-bloch-1794-from-the-ctalamochita-river-c%C3%A3-rdoba-argentina-first-evidence-for-southernmost-populations-of-this-species-complex-and-comments-on-its-biogeography
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Diego Javier Grassi, Ana Claudia Swarça, Jorge Abdala Dergam, María Cristina Pastori, Alberto Sergio Fenocchio
Hoplias malabaricus (Bloch, 1794), a predatory freshwater fish with a wide distribution throughout South America, represents a species complex with seven well characterized karyomorphs at the cytogenetic level. Although this species has been extensively studied in several Brazilian basins, data are still scarce for hydrographic systems from other South American countries. This study aims to characterize cytogenetically the Hoplias malabaricus populations from the Argentinean Central Region, close to the southernmost distribution of this species complex...
2017: Comparative Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919929/does-physical-activity-benefit-motor-performance-and-learning-of-upper-extremity-tasks-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Lena Hübner, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute physical activity might facilitate motor performance and motor learning processes. Therefore, this review aimed to examine the association between chronic physical activity and acute bouts of exercise on motor performance and motor learning in upper extremity motor tasks in older adults. Literature was searched via Cochrane library, PubMED, PsycINFO and Scopus and 27 studies met all inclusion criteria...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919502/comparison-of-the-memory-foam-pad-versus-the-bean-bag-with-shoulder-braces-in-preventing-patient-displacement-during-gynecologic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Sara Farag, Leigh Rosen, Charles Ascher-Walsh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to compare the amount of patient displacement when a memory foam pad is used versus a bean bag with shoulder braces. The secondary aim was to evaluate for post-operative extremity symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness. DESIGN: Prospective randomized pilot study. DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Class I SETTING: Single academic institution PATIENTS: Women ≥ 18 years of age undergoing laparoscopic or robotic gynecologic surgery INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomized to be positioned on the memory foam pad (Group A) or the bean bag with shoulder braces (Group B) pre-operatively...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918973/atypical-features-and-systemic-associations-in-extensive-cases-of-grover-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Madeleine Gantz, Daniel Butler, Matthew Goldberg, Jubin Ryu, Timothy McCalmont, Kanade Shinkai
BACKGROUND: Grover disease is an acantholytic disorder that typically occurs on the trunk of older individuals, primarily white men, in association with heat and xerosis. Cases with extensive and/or atypical distributions have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To review the literature characterizing the population, morphology, associations, and disease course of extensive or atypical eruptions of Grover disease. METHODS: A systematic literature review identified 50 articles with 69 cases...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918753/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-situs-inversus-totalis-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Rahul Gupta, Varsha Soni, Prakash Devidas Valse, Ram Babu Goyal, Arun Kumar Gupta, Praveen Mathur
BACKGROUND: The association of neonatal intestinal obstruction with situs inversus totalis is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature to date. This association poses dilemmas in management. We present two such cases (of Indian origin), and briefly discuss the pertinent literature and measures to prevent unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: a 1-month-old preterm (1300 g) male neonate belonging to Hindu (Indian) ethnicity presented with recurrent bile-stained vomiting, non-passage of stools and epigastric fullness...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918662/utility-of-the-iphone-4-gyroscope-application-in-the-measurement-of-wrist-motion
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Nuphar Lendner, Erik Wells, Idit Lavi, Yan Yan Kwok, Pak-Cheong Ho, Ronit Wollstein
BACKGROUND: Measurement of wrist range of motion (ROM) is important to all aspects of treatment and rehabilitation of upper extremity conditions. Recently, gyroscopes have been used to measure ROM and may be more precise than manual evaluations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the iPhone gyroscope application and compare it with use of a goniometer, specifically evaluating its accuracy and ease of use. METHODS: A cross-sectional study evaluated adult Caucasian participants, with no evidence of wrist pathology...
September 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918617/right-ventricular-thrombosis-combined-with-fetal-death-and-acrocyanosis-in-pregnancy
#13
Feridoun Sabzi, Aghigh Heidari
Prepartum or postpartum right ventricular thrombosis (RVT) is an exceedingly rare and potentially lethal phenomenon in pregnancy. We here report a case of a pregnant patient with near term pregnancy admitted for dyspnea, amniotic fluids discharge and labor pain in a gynecology center that an eight-month dead fetus was diagnosed and delivered vaginally by induction. A post delivery period was complicated by aggravation of her dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain that she referred for further evaluation in our cardiac center...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918284/new-insights-into-human-female-reproductive-tract-development
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Stanley J Robboy, Takeshi Kurita, Laurence Baskin, Gerald R Cunha
We present a detailed review of the embryonic and fetal development of the human female reproductive tract utilizing specimens from the 5th through the 22nd gestational week. Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) as well as immunohistochemical stains were used to study the development of the human uterine tube, endometrium, myometrium, uterine cervix and vagina. Our study revisits and updates the classical reports of Koff (1933) and Bulmer (1957) and presents new data on development of human vaginal epithelium. Koff proposed that the upper 4/5ths of the vagina is derived from Müllerian epithelium and the lower 1/5th derived from urogenital sinus epithelium, while Bulmer proposed that vaginal epithelium derives solely from urogenital sinus epithelium...
August 11, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917548/volar-capsular-release-after-distal-radius%C3%A2-fractures
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Robin N Kamal, David S Ruch
PURPOSE: Loss of full wrist range of motion is common after treatment of distal radius fractures. Loss of wrist extension limiting functional activities, although uncommon, can occur after volar plating of distal radius fractures. Unlike other joints in which capsular release is a common form of treatment for stiffness, this has been approached with caution in the wrist owing to concerns for carpal instability. We tested the null hypothesis that hardware removal and open volar capsular release would not lead to improved upper extremity-specific patient-reported outcome (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] questionnaire)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916837/primary-and-secondary-consequences-of-rotator-cuff-injury-on-joint-stabilizing-tissues-in-the-shoulder
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Hafizur Rahman, Eric Currier, Marshall Johnson, Rick Goding, Amy J Wagoner Johnson, Mariana Kersh
Rotator cuff tears are one of the primary causes of shoulder pain and dysfunction in the upper extremity accounting over 4.5 million physician visits per year with 250,000 rotator cuff repairs being performed annually in the United States. While the tear is often considered an injury to a specific tendon/tendons and consequently treated as such, there are secondary effects of rotator cuff tears that may have significant consequences for shoulder function. Specifically, rotator cuff tears have been shown to affect the joint cartilage, bone, the ligaments, as well as the remaining intact tendons of the shoulder joint...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916583/a-balance-and-proprioception-intervention-programme-to-enhance-combat-performance-in-military-personnel
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Shany Funk, T Jacob, D Ben-Dov, E Yanovich, O Tirosh, N Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Optimal functioning of the lower extremities under repeated movements on unstable surfaces is essential for military effectiveness. Intervention training to promote proprioceptive ability should be considered in order to limit the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a proprioceptive intervention programme on static and dynamic postural balance among Israel Defense Forces combat soldiers. METHODS: Twenty-seven male soldiers, aged 18-20 years, from a physical fitness instructor's course, were randomly divided into two groups matched by age and army unit...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914658/are-the-sensory-fibers-of-the-ulnar-nerve-affected-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#18
Özgür Selek, Murat Alemdar
PURPOSE: Distribution of paresthesia throughout the skin area without median nerve innervation is frequently seen in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, its pathophysiologic mechanisms are still unclear. We aimed to research whether a dysfunction in sensory fibers of the ulnar nerve (UN) was present or not in hands with CTS. METHODS: Totally, upper extremity nerve conduction study recordings of 508 patients were considered. After exclusions, 331 upper extremity recordings of 277 patients were included...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913382/psychometric-properties-of-the-persian-version-of-the-patient-rated-wris-t-evaluation
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Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani, Ali Moradi, Ehsan Vahedi, Sayyed Hadi Sayyed Hoseinian, Zohreh Jahani, Maedeh Rahmani, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
BACKGROUND: The patient-rated wrist evaluation (PRWE) score is one of the most common clinical instruments used as an outcome measurement tool for distal radius fractures and other upper extremity conditions. The purpose of this study was to translate the PRWE into its Persian version and to evaluate its validity and reliability in patients with upper extremity conditions. METHODS: One hundred and fourthly one adult patients with upper extremity conditions participated in this ethical board approved study from August 2015 to May 2016...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912822/a-rare-case-of-cavitary-lesion-of-the-lung-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Muhammad Kashif, Rizwan Ahmed Dudekula, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an atypical bacterium that most commonly causes upper respiratory tract infections, but it can also cause pneumonia, referred to as "walking pneumonia." Although cavitary lesions are present in a wide variety of infectious and noninfectious processes, those attributable to M. pneumoniae are extremely uncommon; thus, to date, epidemiological studies are lacking. Here, we present a rare case of a 20-year-old male, referred to us from a psychiatric facility for evaluation of a cough, who was found to have a cavitary lesion in the right upper lobe...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
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