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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650879/novel-angular-measures-of-cervical-deformity-account-for-upper-cervical-compensation-and-sagittal-alignment
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Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Shaleen Vira, Daniel Sciubba, Alex Soroceanu, Kojo Hamilton, Justin Smith, Peter G Passias, Gregory Mundis, Robert Hart, Frank Schwab, Eric Klineberg, Christopher Shaffrey, Virginie Lafage, Christopher Ames
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of a prospective multicenter database. OBJECTIVE: This study introduces 2 new cervical alignment measures accounting for both cervical deformity (CD) and upper cervical compensation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Current descriptions of CD like the C2-C7 sagittal vertical axis (cSVA) do not account for compensatory mechanisms such as C0-C2 lordosis and pelvic tilt, which makes surgical planning difficult...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650804/limb-position-tolerant-pattern-recognition-for-myoelectric-prosthesis-control-with-adaptive-sparse-representations-from-extreme-learning
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Joseph L Betthauser, Christopher L Hunt, Luke E Osborn, Matthew R Masters, Gyorgy Levay, Rahul Reddy Kaliki, Nitish V Thakor
Myoelectric signals can be used to predict the intended movements of an amputee for prosthesis control. However, untrained effects like limb position changes influence myoelectric signal characteristics, hindering the ability of pattern recognition algorithms to discriminate among motion classes. Despite frequent and long training sessions, these deleterious conditional influences may result in poor performance and device abandonment. GOAL: We present a robust sparsity-based adaptive classification method that is significantly less sensitive to signal deviations resulting from untrained conditions...
June 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649610/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-sargramostim-in-a-randomized-double-blind-phase-1-clinical-parkinson-s-disease-trial
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Howard E Gendelman, Yuning Zhang, Pamela Santamaria, Katherine E Olson, Charles R Schutt, Danish Bhatti, Bhagya Laxmi Dyavar Shetty, Yaman Lu, Katherine A Estes, David G Standaert, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, LuAnn Larson, Jane L Meza, Matthew Follett, Erica Forsberg, Gary Siuzdak, Tony W Wilson, Carolyn Peterson, R Lee Mosley
A potential therapeutic role for immune transformation in Parkinson's disease evolves from more than a decade of animal investigations demonstrating regulatory T cell (Treg) nigrostriatal neuroprotection. To bridge these results to human disease, we conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind phase 1 trial with a well-studied immune modulator, sargramostim (granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor). We enrolled 17 age-matched non-Parkinsonian subjects as non-treated controls and 20 Parkinson's disease patients...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648652/dialysis-related-parameters-influence-remodeling-in-the-venous-part-of-the-native-arteriovenous-fistula
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Tomasz Gołębiowski, Mariusz Kusztal, Krzysztof Letachowicz, Hanna Augustyniak-Bartosik, Maciej Szymczak, Magdalena Krajewska, Wojciech Marcinkowski, Wacław Weyde, Marian Klinger
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of hemodynamic parameters related to hemodialysis and antropometric parameters of patients with changes in the venous part of the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) at points of needling. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 242 HD patients (60.3% men), with median age 65 [IQR 56-75] years, on HD treatment for a median of 49 [IQR 20-88] months with functioning fistula were recruited to the study. The history of vascular access, comorbidity, antropometric (BMI, BSA, body composition) and dialysis-related parameters were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648330/experience-with-patient-referrals-for-upper-extremity-transplantation-at-a-u-s-academic-medical-center
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Harriet Kiwanuka, Mario A Aycart, Ericka M Bueno, Bohdan Pomahac, Simon G Talbot
PURPOSE: To date, there have been over 100 upper extremity transplantations (UET) performed worldwide. However, little data are available regarding institutional screening practices or description of the population of patients that seek transplantation as a treatment modality for their upper extremity disabilities. We performed a review of our institutional experience in an attempt to better understand our referral patterns and identify factors that may be associated with successful screening...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647656/delayed-retroclival-and-cervical-spinal-subdural-hematoma-complicated-by-pre-existing-chiari-malformation-in-an-adult-trauma-patient
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Ha Nguyen, Hoon Choi, Shekar Kurpad, Hesham Soliman
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma involving the retroclival region and upper cervical spine is a rare pathology. To our knowledge, there have only been two prior cases in an adult trauma patient. We describe a patient with pre-existing Chiari 1 malformation, who recently sustained a unilateral Type 1 OCF (occipital condyle fracture) with associated disruption of the tectorial membrane and transverse ligament, that returned with a retroclival subdural hematoma extending down to C7, causing spinal cord compression and symptomatic obstructive hydrocephalus...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646532/acquired-bilateral-telangiectasia-macularis-eruptiva-perstans-a-unique-clinical-feature-of-photodamaging-rather-than-a-subtype-of-cutaneous-mastocytosis
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Hye-Rim Moon, Young Jae Kim, Joon Min Jung, Chong Hyun Won, Mi Woo Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Sung Eun Chang
Telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans (TMEP) is a rare subtype of cutaneous mastocytosis, characterized by telangiectatic tan to brown macules on the trunk and extremities. Although TMEP has been descried as an uncommon disease in the literature, we often encounter patients with TMEP lesions in the outpatient clinic. We aimed to assess the clinical and histopathological characteristics of acquired bilateral TMEP, and the pathophysiological mechanism of acquired bilateral TMEP among these patients. We retrospectively reviewed 30 patients (28 men and 2 women) with acquired bilateral TMEP; multiple telangiectatic dark red to brown macules that were symmetrically distributed...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646281/relations-between-work-and-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-problems-uemsp-and-the-moderating-role-of-psychosocial-work-factors-on-the-relation-between-computer-work-and-uemsp
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Nektaria Nicolakakis, Susan R Stock, Michal Abrahamowicz, Rex Kline, Karen Messing
PURPOSE: Computer work has been identified as a risk factor for upper extremity musculoskeletal problems (UEMSP). But few studies have investigated how psychosocial and organizational work factors affect this relation. Nor have gender differences in the relation between UEMSP and these work factors  been studied. We sought to estimate: (1) the association between UEMSP and a range of physical, psychosocial and organizational work exposures, including the duration of computer work, and (2) the moderating effect of psychosocial work exposures on the relation between computer work and UEMSP...
June 23, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645215/upper-extremity-trauma-resulting-from-agricultural-accidents-mechanism-and-severity-for-patients-with-and-without-upper-extremity-injury
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Louis C Grandizio, Benjamin Wagner, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: Farming remains the most dangerous occupation in the United States and upper extremity (UE) injuries occur frequently in agricultural accidents. The purpose of this study is to describe the injury mechanisms, severity, and health care costs of UE injuries resulting from agricultural accidents and to compare patients with and without injuries to the UE. METHODS: We performed a 6-year retrospective review of our level I trauma center registry from January 2006 to May 2013, identifying all patients injured in an agricultural accident...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644963/self-report-and-subjective-history-in-the-diagnosis-of-painful-neck-conditions-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-accuracy-studies
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REVIEW
Adam Mizer, Alexa Bachmann, Jessie Gibson, Megan Burrowbridge Donaldson
Rising healthcare costs and inherent risks with over-utilizing diagnostic imaging require a quality subjective examination to improve effectiveness and time management of physical examinations. This systematic review investigates the diagnostic accuracy of subjective history and self-report items to determine if there is significant alteration in the probability of identifying specific painful neck conditions. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: 1) Written in the English language 2) Cervical pain with/without referred upper extremity or head pain 3) Subjective history or self-report items 4) Study designs that reported diagnostic statistics or allowed calculation of sensitivities, specificities, diagnostic odds ratios, and likelihood ratios 5) used a reference standard that has a sensitivity or specificity ≥75% or a diagnostic tool that is strongly supported in the literature where this data is not available...
June 8, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644945/complications-and-cost-of-syndactyly-reconstruction-in-the-united-states-analysis-of-the-pediatric-health-information-system
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Maria F Canizares, Lanna Feldman, Patricia E Miller, Peter M Waters, Donald S Bae
BACKGROUND: Syndactyly is one of the most common congenital differences of the upper extremity and offers an exceptional opportunity to evaluate value-based care in pediatric orthopedic surgery. We designed a study to characterize complications and cost associated to syndactyly surgery among US pediatric hospitals. METHODS: A total of 2047 patients were identified for syndactyly surgery at 38 pediatric hospitals from 2009 to 2012 using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644933/survey-of-hand-and-upper-extremity-injuries-among-rock-climbers
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Clayton E Nelson, Ghazi M Rayan, Dustin I Judd, Kai Ding, Julie A Stoner
BACKGROUND: Rock climbing first evolved as a sport in the late 18th century. With its growing popularity, the number of rock climbing-related injuries has potential to increase, spurring a rise in the number of articles associated with it. Despite the available literature, there remains a paucity of information about upper extremity injuries sustained by rock climbers, and no studies to date have focused on gender-specific injuries. METHODS: A 24-question online survey was distributed to rock climbers about upper extremity injuries sustained during rock climbing...
July 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644208/shake-it-off-a-randomized-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-whole-body-vibration-on-pain-in-healing-burn-wounds
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Juliet J Ray, Angel D Alvarez, Sondra L Ulbrich, Sharon Lessner-Eisenberg, Shevonne S Satahoo, Jonathan P Meizoso, Charles A Karcutskie, Leela S Mundra, Nicholas Namias, Louis R Pizano, Carl I Schulman
Whole body vibration (WBV) has been shown to improve strength in extremities with healed burn wounds. We hypothesize that WBV reduces pain during rehabilitation compared to standard therapy alone. Patients with ≥1% TBSA burn to one or more extremities from October 2014 to December 2015 were randomized to vibration (VIBE) or control. Each burned extremity was tested separately within the assigned group. Patients underwent one to three therapy sessions (S1, S2, S3) consisting of five upper and/or lower extremity exercises with or without WBV...
July 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641037/powdery-mildews-on-lilac-in-western-north-america-include-phyllactinia-syringae-sp-nov
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Harold J Larsen, Uwe Braun, Cheryl Blomquist, Patrick Woods, S Krishna Mohan
Two powdery mildews, Erysiphe syringae and the previously undescribed Phyllactinia syringae, sp. nov., occur on lilac in western North America. Phyllactinia syringae is found on common lilac, whereas E. syringae is found on Chinese lilac and, occasionally, common lilac. Infection by P. syringae is extremely unobtrusive until formation of a hypophyllous mycelial mat with chasmothecia in late fall. Infection by E. syringae in late summer is conspicuous, with its thick, superficial mycelial mat on the leaf upper surface detracting from the aesthetic appearance of the bush...
May 17, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640120/working-hand-syndrome-a-new-definition-of-non-classified-polyneuropathy-condition
#15
Gökhan Özdemir
The aim of this paper was to define an unexplained non-classified polyneuropathy condition as a new neurological disease. This new diagnosis of occupation related polyneuropathy has been named as "WORKING HAND SYNDROME (WHS)."This study collected and compared clinic and electrophysiological analyze data from healthy controls, WHS patients, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients and polyneuropathy patients. The WHS patients presented to the clinic with pain, numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in their hands that increased significantly during rest and nighttime...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640081/-direct-vision-operation-of-posterior-atlantoaxial-transpedicular-screw-fixation-for-unstable-atlantoaxial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
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Liangliang Cao, Erzhu Yang, Jianguang Xu, Xiaofeng Lian, Bin Cai, Xiaokang Liu, Guowang Zhang
BACKGROUND: The posterior screw fixation in atlas via posterior arch and lateral mass, also called C1 "pedicle" screw, combined with C2 pedicle screw fixiation has shown better biomechanical stability in unstable atlantoaxial fractures. However, its popularization has to fulfill the limitation imposed by anatomical characteristics. The aim of this study was to explore the manipulation, effect, and safety of the atlantoaxial transpedicular screw fixation under "direct vision" for the treatment of unstable atlantoaxial fracture...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640064/predictors-of-local-recurrence-in-patients-with-myxofibrosarcoma
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Bismarck Odei, Jean-Claude Rwigema, Frederick R Eilber, Fritz C Eilber, Michael Selch, Arun Singh, Bartosz Chmielowski, Scott D Nelson, Pin-Chieh Wang, Michael Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
OBJECTIVES: Myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) is reported to have a higher risk of local recurrence (LR) following definitive surgical excision relative to other soft tissue sarcomas. We reviewed our clinical experience treating MFS to investigate predictors of LR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed treatment outcomes for MFS patients treated at our institution between 1999 and 2015. A total of 52 patients were identified. Median age was 65 years (range, 21 to 86 y)...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639478/relation-between-capacity-and-performance-in-paediatric-upper-limb-prosthesis-users
#18
Helen Lindner, Ayako Hiyoshi, Liselotte Hermansson
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of functioning, disability and health refers capacity to what an individual can do in a standardised environment and describes performance as what an individual really does and whether the individual encounters any difficulty in the real-life environment. Measures of capacity and performance can help to determine if there is any gap between them that may restrict participation. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between capacity scores obtained in a standardised clinical setting and proportional ease of performance obtained from a real-life environment...
June 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638296/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cervical-and-upper-thoracic-sympathetic-chain-neuromodulation-for-upper-extremity-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
#19
Samer Narouze, Dmitri Souzdalnitski
BACKGROUND: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comprises a group of conditions characterized by severe, debilitating pain that is disproportionate to any inciting event and is not distributed in a specific nerve distribution or dermatome. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old female with a 2-year history of right upper extremity CRPS type I refractory to conventional management underwent an ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopy confirmed percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation trial with a lead extending from the C6 to the T3 level to cover the cervical and upper thoracic sympathetic chain...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637127/clinical-utility-of-the-modified-trunk-impairment-scale-for-stroke-survivors
#20
YunBok Lee, SeungHeon An, GyuChang Lee
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to determine the discriminant power of the modified Trunk Impairment Scale (mTIS) in stroke survivors versus healthy adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five subjects with stroke and 29 healthy adults. METHODS: Subjects were examined using the mTIS, Berg Balance Scale, and Timed Up and Go test for balance; 5-m Walk Test and Functional Ambulation Category for gait; Fugl-Meyer Assessment for motor function; Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke-Trunk Control and Trunk Control Test for trunk control; and Modified Barthel Index for activities of daily living performance...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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