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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718253/psychological-adjustment-to-amputation-variations-on-the-bases-of-sex-age-and-cause-of-limb-loss
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Shaista Ali, Syeda Kaniz Fatima Haider
BACKGROUND: Amputation is the removal of a limb or part of a limb by a surgical procedure in order to save the life of a person. The underlying reasons behind the occurrence of this tragic incidence may be varied. However, irrespective of its cause limb loss is associated with wide range of life challenges. The study was done to investigate the psychological sequel of an individual after losing a limb and to know the level of strain and pressure they experience after this traumatic event...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718237/accidental-intra-arterial-injection-and-limb-ischemia
#2
Abdul Malik, Ikramullah, Muhammad Gibran Khan, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Muhammad Ilyas
BACKGROUND: Accidental intra-arterial drug injections usually occur as an iatrogenic complication but it is also found in drug abusers as a result of attempted intravenous (IV) injections. It is estimated that accidental intra-arterial injections are found in 1:3500-1:56000 patients visiting emergency department. METHODS: This was cross sectional study performed in cardiovascular department Lady reading Hospital Peshawar from 1.1.2013 to 31.8.2015. Accidental intra-arterial injection was defined as intravenous injection in upper limb for any illness which is followed by sudden severe pain in limb followed by bluish discoloration of any part of limb...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717067/barthel-index-and-outcome-of-open-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Shinsuke Mii, Atsushi Guntani, Eisuke Kawakubo, Hirofumi Shimazoe
BACKGROUND: Daily activity should be an important factor to consider when deciding on a treatment strategy for critical limb ischemia (CLI), and we hypothesized that there was a close relationship between activities of daily living (ADL) and prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ADL and outcomes of open bypass for CLI.Methods and Results:A total of 226 patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass for CLI between January 2005 and December 2015 were reviewed...
July 15, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715342/quantitative-evaluation-of-rehabilitation-effect-on-peripheral-circulation-of-diabetic-foot
#4
Yao-Kuang Huang, Chang-Cheng Chang, Pin-Xing Lin, Bor-Shyh Lin
Diabetics may encounter different foot problems, which easily lead to infection, ulcers, and increased risk of amputation due to nerve or vascular injury. In order to reduce the risk of amputation, Buerger's exercise is one of the frequently used rehabilitation to improve the blood circulation in the lower limbs. However, it is difficult to evaluate the rehabilitation efficiency of Buerger's exercise objectively. In this study, a novel non-invasively optical system was developed to non-invasively monitor the change of the foot blood circulation before and after long-term Buerger's exercise...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713639/a-prospective-nonrandomized-no-placebo-controlled-phase-i-ii-clinical-trial-assessing-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-intramuscular-injection-of-autologous-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-patients-with-severe-buerger-s-disease
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Jeong Chan Ra, Euicheol C Jeong, Sung Keun Kang, Seog Ju Lee, Kyoung Ho Choi
Buerger's disease is a rare and severe disease affecting the blood vessels of the limbs. Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) have the potential to cure Buerger's disease when developed as a stem cell drug. In the present study, we conducted a prospective, nonrandomized, no placebo-controlled, phase I/II clinical trial with a 2-year follow-up questionnaire survey. A total of 17 patients were intramuscularly administered autologous ADSCs at a dose of 5 million cells/kg. The incidence of adverse events (AEs), adverse drug reaction (ADR), and serious adverse events (SAEs) was monitored...
2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712989/is-amputation-a-viable-treatment-option-in-lower-extremity-trauma
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Manuela Barla, Bertrand Gavanier, Mickaël Mangin, Joffrey Parot, Camille Bauer, Didier Mainard
INTRODUCTION: There is currently no consensus on how to treat patients with lower extremity trauma. Should amputation be performed early on to avoid complications or should the limb be saved at any price?The goal of this study was to show that early amputation is a viable treatment option in lower extremity trauma cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent early amputation and 16 patients who underwent limb-salvage were included with a minimum follow-up of 1 year...
July 13, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712488/staged-reconstruction-of-diaphyseal-fractures-with-segmental-defects-surgical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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S D Zoller, L A Cao, R A Smith, W Sheppard, E L Lord, C D Hamad, J H Ghodasra, C Lee, D Jeffcoat
INTRODUCTION: Two-stage limb reconstruction is an option for patients with critical size segmental bone defects following acute trauma or non-union. Reconstruction is technically demanding and associated with a high complication rate. Current protocols for limb reconstruction have well-documented challenges, and no study has reported on patient outcomes using a validated questionnaire. In this study, we aimed to examine the clinical and patient-centered outcomes following our surgical protocol for two-stage limb reconstruction following critical size segmental defects...
June 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711979/acute-kidney-injury-and-critical-limb-ischaemia-associated-with-the-use-of-the-so-called-legal-high-3-fluorophenmetrazine
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Michael Fawzy, Wei San Wong-Morrow, Anthony Beaumont, Chris K T Farmer
Until the law in the United Kingdom (UK) changed in May 2016 so called "legal highs" or "new psychoactive substances" were freely available in high street shops across the UK. Following prohibition these drugs are still easily purchased illegally via the internet. We report a case of a patient who self-administered 3-fluorophenmetrazine intravenously with catastrophic consequences. Adverse effects were almost immediate with symptoms of malaise and tachycardia. Two days post administration he was transferred to the intensive therapy unit with acute kidney injury and irreversible four limb ischaemia...
July 15, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711652/dual-task-walking-over-a-compliant-foam-surface-a-comparison-of-people-with-transfemoral-amputation-and-controls
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Sara J Morgan, Brian J Hafner, Valerie E Kelly
People with lower limb amputation are unable to reliably sense ground characteristics due to compromised sensory inputs from the missing limb. As a result, they may rely on compensatory strategies, such as use of cognitive resources, when walking over complex surfaces. This study examined interactions between cognition and walking over a compliant surface in 14 people with transfemoral amputation (TFA) and 14 controls using a dual-task paradigm. Walking was assessed with quantitative motion analysis in both single-task (walking alone) and dual-task (walking while performing a cognitive task) conditions over a compliant foam surface...
July 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707423/a-universal-drug-delivery-catheter-for-the-treatment-of-infrapopliteal-arterial-disease-results-from-the-multi-center-first-in-human-study
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Frank Bunch, Craig Walker, Elias Kassab, Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and initial efficacy of paclitaxel administration using a novel drug delivery catheter for the prevention of restenosis in infrapopliteal de novo and restenotic lesions. BACKGROUND: Restenosis continues to be a great challenge after percutaneous revascularization procedures for peripheral arterial disease, particularly for below-the-knee applications. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter first-in-human registry of a novel delivery catheter delivering liquid paclitaxel was conducted in 10 patients...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707116/rotator-cuff-degeneration-of-the-healthy-shoulder-in-patients-with-unilateral-arm-amputation-is-not-worsened-by-overuse
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S Gumina, V Candela, L Mariani, T Venditto, C Catalano, S Castellano, V Santilli, G Giannicola, A Castagna
PURPOSE: In order to evaluate whether overuse has a significant role in rotator cuff tear (RCT) aetiology, we evaluated both shoulders of patients with old unilateral arm amputation expecting a higher rate of RC degeneration in the healthy side. METHODS: Nineteen males and six females (mean age: 57.3 ± 10.1) with an old (>20 years) unilateral arm amputation were submitted to an MRI of both shoulders. Tendon status and muscle tropism were evaluated according to Sugaya and Fuchs classifications, respectively; the acromion humeral distance was measured...
July 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704938/nadph-oxidases-angiogenesis-and-peripheral-artery-disease
#12
REVIEW
Pradeep Manuneedhi Cholan, Siân P Cartland, Mary M Kavurma
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by narrowing of arteries in the limbs, normally occurring in the lower extremities, with severe cases resulting in amputation of the foot or leg. A potential approach for treatment is to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels to restore blood flow to limb tissues. This is a process called angiogenesis and involves the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of endothelial cells. Angiogenesis can be stimulated by reactive oxygen species (ROS), with NADPH oxidases (NOX) being a major source of ROS in endothelial cells...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704467/locomotor-adaptability-in-persons-with-unilateral-transtibial-amputation
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Benjamin J Darter, Amy J Bastian, Erik J Wolf, Elizabeth M Husson, Bethany A Labrecque, Brad D Hendershot
BACKGROUND: Locomotor adaptation enables walkers to modify strategies when faced with challenging walking conditions. While a variety of neurological injuries can impair locomotor adaptability, the effect of a lower extremity amputation on adaptability is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Determine if locomotor adaptability is impaired in persons with unilateral transtibial amputation (TTA). METHODS: The locomotor adaptability of 10 persons with a TTA and 8 persons without an amputation was tested while walking on a split-belt treadmill with the parallel belts running at the same (tied) or different (split) speeds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702681/intra-arterial-thrombolysis-for-extremity-frostbite-decreases-digital-amputation-rates-and-hospital-length-of-stay
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Nishant Patel, Dhivya R Srinivasa, Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Venkat Krishnamurthy, Narasimham Dasika, Shilpa N Reddy, Matthew L Osher, Erika D Sears, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To report outcomes of intra-arterial thrombolysis versus non-thrombolytic management of severe frostbite with respect to digital amputation rates and hospital length of stay (LOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with severe frostbite were identified from 2000 to 2017. Eight (47%) patients with mean age of 40 years underwent intra-arterial thrombolysis and served as the treatment group. Nine (53%) patients with mean age of 53 years received non-thrombolytic management and served as the control group...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701675/pathology-of-neointimal-calcification-in-very-late-restenosis-after-bare-metal-stent-implantation-for-superficial-femoral-artery
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Hiroyuki Jinnouchi, Katsumi Inoue, Yoshimitsu Soga, Yusuke Tomoi, Yohei Kobayashi, Seiichi Hiramori, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando
A 60-year-old man, who had claudication in his right limb due to total occlusion of the right superficial femoral artery, received bare metal stents. Although the bare metal stents in the superficial femoral artery did not show restenosis 5 years after stent implantation, angiography revealed significant in-stent restenosis when he developed right critical limb ischemia at 8 years post implantation. Ballooning for in-stent lesions did not result in full expansion. His right limb was amputated above the knee due to progressive limb ischemia...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697938/outcomes-of-endovascular-recanalization-versus-autogenous-venous-bypass-for-thromboangiitis-obliterans-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-due-to-tibioperoneal-arterial-occlusion
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Kaichuang Ye, Huihua Shi, Jinbao Qin, Minyi Yin, Xiaobing Liu, Weimin Li, Mi'er Jiang, Xinwu Lu
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare the outcomes of endovascular recanalization (ER) vs autogenous venous bypass (AVB) for tibioperoneal arterial occlusion in thromboangiitis obliterans patients with critical lower limb ischemia. METHODS: A total of 90 limbs in 75 patients, successfully treated with ER (ER group, 35 patients, 43 limbs) and AVB (AVB group, 40 patients, 47 limbs) for tibioperoneal arterial occlusions from January 2009 to December 2015 in a single institution, were retrospectively analyzed...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697694/midterm-outcomes-from-a-pilot-study-of-percutaneous-deep-vein-arterialization-for-the-treatment-of-no-option-critical-limb-ischemia
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Steven Kum, Yih Kai Tan, Michiel A Schreve, Roberto Ferraresi, Ramon L Varcoe, Andrej Schmidt, Dierk Scheinert, Jihad A Mustapha, Darryl M Lim, Derek Ho, Tjun Y Tang, Vlad-Adrian Alexandrescu, Pramook Mutirangura
PURPOSE: To report the initial clinical experience with percutaneous deep vein arterialization (PDVA) to treat critical limb ischemia (CLI) via the creation of an arteriovenous fistula. METHODS: Seven patients (median age 85 years; 5 women) with CLI and no traditional endovascular or surgical revascularization options (no-option CLI) were recruited in a pilot study to determine the safety of PDVA. All patients were diabetic; 4 had Rutherford category 6 ischemia...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694439/reachability-and-the-sense-of-embodiment-in-amputees-using-prostheses
#18
Adrienne Gouzien, Fréderique de Vignemont, Amélie Touillet, Noël Martinet, Jozina De Graaf, Nathanaël Jarrassé, Agnès Roby-Brami
Amputated patients are hardly satisfied with upper limb prostheses, and tend to favour the use of their contralateral arm to partially compensate their disability. This may seem surprising in light of recent evidences that external objects (rubber hand or tool) can easily be embodied, namely incorporated in the body representation. We investigated both implicit body representations (by evaluating the peripersonal space using a reachability judgement task) and the quality of bodily integration of the patient's prosthesis (assessed via questionnaires)...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693584/-long-term-stability-of-stimulating-spiral-nerve-cuff-electrodes-on-human-peripheral-nerves
#19
Breanne P Christie, Max Freeberg, William D Memberg, Gilles J C Pinault, Harry A Hoyen, Dustin J Tyler, Ronald J Triolo
BACKGROUND: Electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerves has been shown to be effective in restoring sensory and motor functions in the lower and upper extremities. This neural stimulation can be applied via non-penetrating spiral nerve cuff electrodes, though minimal information has been published regarding their long-term performance for multiple years after implantation. METHODS: Since 2005, 14 human volunteers with cervical or thoracic spinal cord injuries, or upper limb amputation, were chronically implanted with a total of 50 spiral nerve cuff electrodes on 10 different nerves (mean time post-implant 6...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693409/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-heart-failure-with-preserved-or-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Kavita B Khaira, Ellen Brinza, Gagan D Singh, Ezra A Amsterdam, Stephen W Waldo, Kathleen Tong, Kruti Pandya, John R Laird, Ehrin J Armstrong
The impact of heart failure (HF) on long-term survival in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) has not been well described. Outcomes stratified by left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) are also unknown. A single center retrospective chart review was performed for patients who underwent treatment for CLI from 2006 to 2013. Baseline demographics, procedural data and outcomes were analyzed. HF diagnosis was based on appropriate signs and symptoms as well as results of non-invasive testing. Among 381 CLI patients, 120 (31%) had a history of HF and 261 (69%) had no history of heart failure (no-HF)...
July 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
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