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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542741/age-estimation-of-immature-human-skeletal-remains-from-the-dimensions-of-the-girdle-bones-in-the-postnatal-period
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Hugo F V Cardoso, Laure Spake, Louise T Humphrey
OBJECTIVES: This study provides classical calibration regression formulae for age estimation from the dimensions of unfused shoulder and pelvic girdle bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Age estimation models were derived from a sample of 160 known age and sex individuals (63 females and 97 males) aged birth to 12 years, selected from Portuguese and English skeletal collections. The sample was divided into two age groups at the age of 2 years, and formulae were obtained for the sexes separately and combined...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542374/targeted-box-and-blocks-test-normative-data-and-comparison-to-standard-tests
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Kimberly Kontson, Ian Marcus, Barbara Myklebust, Eugene Civillico
BACKGROUND: The Box and Block Test (BBT) is a functional outcome measure that is commonly used across multiple clinical populations due to its benefits of ease and speed of implementation; reliable, objective measurement; and repetition of motion. In this study, we introduce a novel outcome measure called the targeted BBT that allows for the study of initiation, grasping, and transport of objects, and also of object release. These modifications to the existing test may increase the ecological validity of the measure while still retaining the previously stated benefits of the standard BBT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542348/does-internet-voting-make-elections-less-social-group-voting-patterns-in-estonian-e-voting-log-files-2013-2015
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Taavi Unt, Mihkel Solvak, Kristjan Vassil
Remote Internet voting places the control and secrecy of the immediate voting environment on the shoulder of the individual voter but it also turns voting into yet another on-line activity thus endangering the well-known social nature of voting and possibly reducing the crucial sense of civic duty that is important for a healthy democracy. There is however a complete lack of evidence to what degree this actually materializes once electronic voting is introduced. This paper uses individual level log data on Internet voting in Estonian elections between 2013-2015 to inspect if Internet voting retains the social nature of the voting act...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542052/continuous-interscalene-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-and-shoulder-immobilization-after-pectoralis-major-tendon-reinsertion-a-case-report
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John J Finneran, Brian M Ilfeld, Jacklynn F Sztain
We present the case of a 38-year-old man undergoing surgical repair of his pectoralis major tendon. An interscalene catheter was placed between the middle and lower trunks of the brachial plexus. Postoperatively, ropivacaine 0.2% was infused through postoperative day. The patient had excellent pain control requiring minimal opioid analgesics. A catheter between the middle and lower trunks of the brachial plexus provided excellent postoperative analgesia after pectoralis major tendon reinsertion. Additionally, the block likely protected the surgical repair during emergence from anesthesia and in the early postoperative period by providing a motor block of the pectoralis major muscle...
May 23, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541901/changes-of-shoulder-elbow-and-wrist-stiffness-matrix-post-stroke
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Li-Qun Zhang, Jongsang Son, Hyung-Soon Park, Sang Hoon Kang, Yunju Lee, Yupeng Ren
Stroke affects multiple joints in the arm with stereotypical patterns of arm deformity involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand and with disrupted coordination of multiple joints in active movements. However, there is a lack of systematic methods to evaluate multi-joints and multi-degree of freedoms (DOF) neuromechanical changes, especially for complex systems with three or more joints/DOFs involved. This study used a novel systematic method to characterize dynamics and control of the shoulder, elbow and wrist of the human arm individually and simultaneously, including the couplings across the multiple joints during controlled movements...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540999/do-cerclage-cables-delay-the-time-to-bone-union-in-patients-with-an-unstable-humeral-shaft-fracture-treated-with-intramedullary-nails
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Kyeong Jin Han, Doo Hyung Lee, Joon Young Bang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the time to bone union after open reduction and internal fixation with cerclage cables followed by intramedullary nailing (IMN) for unstable humeral shaft fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a humeral shaft fracture treated by IMN were enrolled. One group of patients was treated via open reduction and internal fixation with cables followed by IMN (cable group; n=32), while the other group was treated with a conventional closed IMN (non-cable group; n=64)...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540605/characteristics-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-undergoing-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Julio J Jauregui, J Paul Hovis, S Ashfaq Hasan
The risks and complication profile of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has yet to be clearly defined as most studies have small cohorts. Using a large inpatient database, the purpose on our study was to determine the overall demographics, hospitalization characteristics, and early complication rates in rheumatoid patients and compared these to rotator-cuff arthropathy patients without RA undergoing RSA. Utilizing United States Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2010 to 2013, we evaluated a total of 919 RA RSA and compared them to 8097 patients without RA undergoing RSA...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540473/innovative-use-of-single-incision-internal-fixation-of-distal-clavicle-fractures-augmented-with-coracoclavicular-stabilisation
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Rajpal Nandra, Tomasz Kowalski, Socrates Kalogrianitis
INTRODUCTION: The management of displaced fractures of the distal clavicle remains controversial, particularly in younger patients where there is no consensus as to which surgical intervention is best. Each surgical method has unique surgical complications and rates of persistent pain and post-traumatic arthritis. We report an innovative surgical technique using a plate fixation augmented with minimally invasive tension slide coracoclavicular fixation using a cortical tenodesis button (8...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540161/choctaw-nation-youth-sun-exposure-survey
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Dorothy A Rhoades, Martina Hawkins, Barbara Norton, Dannielle Branam, Tamela K Cannady, Justin Dvorak, Kai Ding, Ardis L Olson, Mark P Doescher
The incidence of skin cancer is rising among American Indians (AI) but the prevalence of harmful ultraviolet light (UVL) exposures among AI youth is unknown. In 2013, UVL exposures, protective behaviors, and attitudes toward tanning were assessed among 129 AI and Non-Hispanic (NHW) students in grades 8-12 in Southeastern Oklahoma. Sunburn was reported by more than half the AI students and most of the NHW students. One-third of AI students reported never using sunscreen, compared to less than one-fifth of NHW students, but racial differences were mitigated by propensity to burn...
September 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539911/the-use-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-on-the-upper-limb-and-interscapular-muscles-of-patients-with-stroke-for-the-improvement-of-reaching-movements-a-feasibility-study
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Alicia Cuesta-Gómez, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Maria Carratala-Tejada, Eukene Imatz-Ojanguren, Diego Torricelli, Juan Carlos Miangolarra-Page
INTRODUCTION: Reaching movements in stroke patients are characterized by decreased amplitudes at the shoulder and elbow joints and greater displacements of the trunk, compared to healthy subjects. The importance of an appropriate and specific contraction of the interscapular and upper limb (UL) muscles is crucial to achieving proper reaching movements. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is used to activate the paretic muscles using short-duration electrical pulses. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the application of FES in the UL and interscapular muscles of stroke patients with motor impairments of the UL modifies patients' reaching patterns, measured using instrumental movement analysis systems...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538422/chest-wall-swelling-and-pneumothorax-after-shoulder-arthroscopy-were-the-2-events-totally-independent
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Jong Bun Kim, Min Kyung Choi, Yong Kyoung Jeon, Jae Myeong Lee
RATIONALE: Arthroscopic shoulder surgery (ASS) is a low mortality and morbidity procedure, but anesthetic complications are reported. There have been no reports of combined chest wall swelling and pneumothorax after ASS. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient's right lung was severely collapsed and the mediastinum was deviated after ASS. DIAGNOSIS: Pneumothorax on right chest. INTERVENTIONS: A chest tube was inserted and oxygen therapy was performed...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538398/simultaneous-bilateral-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-with-unilateral-dislocation-of-the-acromioclavicular-joint-a-case-report
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Dong Dong, Mingyang Yu, Guishan Gu
RATIONALE: Simultaneous bilateral mid-clavicle fracture with unilateral dislocation of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is an extremely rare injury combination. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report a case of polytrauma in a 42 years old female following a road traffic accident. DIAGNOSES: The radiographs showed the fractures in bilateral middle third of the clavicle and AC joint dislocation of left shoulder. INTERVENTIONS: The patient was treated with a 5-hole locking hook plate to stabilize the left AC joint and a shortly reconstruction plate to fix the left clavicle...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538332/examining-drivers-of-health-care-spending-evidence-on-self-referral-among-a-privately-insured-population
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Jean M Mitchell, James D Reschovsky, Roy J Film, Luisa Franzini
BACKGROUND: Despite the enactment of laws to restrict the practice of self-referral, exceptions in these prohibitions have enabled these arrangements to persist and proliferate. Most research documenting the effects of self-referral arrangements analyzed claims records from Medicare beneficiaries. Empirical evidence documenting the effects of self-referral on use of services and spending incurred by persons with private insurance is sparse. OBJECTIVES: We analyzed health insurance claims records from a large private insurer in Texas to evaluate the effects of physician self-referral arrangements involving physical therapy on the treatment of patients with frozen shoulder syndrome, elbow tendinopathy or tendinitis, and patellofemoral pain syndrome...
May 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537819/movement-control-tests-for-the-lumbopelvic-complex-are-these-tests-reliable-and-valid
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Hannah Granström, Björn O Äng, Eva Rasmussen-Barr
This study evaluated inter- and intra-observer reliability and discriminative validity of three movement control tests: 1) standing knee-lift test; 2) static lunge test; and 3) dynamic lunge test. Thirty-eight subjects, 21 with low-back pain and 17 healthy, were video-recorded while performing the tests. Four physical therapists scored the tests according to a standardized protocol and calculated a composite score for each test based on the number of incorrect test components. Inter-observer reliability for the composite scores ranged between 0...
May 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537759/imaging-evaluation-of-nonacute-shoulder-pain
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Michael J Tuite, Kirstin M Small
OBJECTIVE: A variety of radiographic views have been described in the literature for the initial imaging of nonacute shoulder pain. Multiple articles have also discussed the best next imaging test if radiographs do not show the diagnosis, especially the use of unenhanced MRI, MR arthrography, CT arthrography, and ultrasound. The purpose of this article is to examine the evidence for the most helpful radiographic views and the best imaging test after radiographs for different clinical presentations of chronic shoulder pain...
May 24, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535621/acute-calcific-tendonitis-of-dorsal-interosseous-muscles-of-the-hand-uncommon-site-of-a-frequent-disease
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D Schneider, M Hirsch
Acute calcific tendinopathy is one of the manifestations of hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease. While it is more frequent in the shoulder, it has been described in virtually all areas of the body, but rarely in the muscles of the hand. Its etiopathogenesis is not yet fully understood and despite being a fairly frequent condition, it is commonly misdiagnosed. The onset of the disease is usually acute and resolves spontaneously. Acute calcific tendinitis of the interosseous tendons of the hand is an uncommon site of a frequent condition...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535557/endogenous-pain-facilitation-rather-than-inhibition-differs-between-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-multiple-sclerosis-and-controls-an-observational-study
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Simon M Collin, Jo Nijs, Mira Meeus, Andrea Polli, Barbara Willekens, Kelly Ickmans
BACKGROUND: Commonalities in the core symptoms of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction experienced by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as ME) and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been described. Many CFS and MS patients also experience chronic pain, which has been attributed to central sensitization in both groups of patients. However, the characteristics of pain in CFS and MS patients have not been compared. OBJECTIVES: To compare experimental pain measurements in patients with CFS or MS and healthy controls...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534670/a-long-preoperative-duration-of-symptoms-is-associated-with-worse-functional-outcomes-after-1-stage-arthroscopic-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tears-with-shoulder-stiffness
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Yuzhou Chen, Shiyi Chen, Yang Qiao, Yunshen Ge, Hong Li, Jiwu Chen, Yinghui Hua, Yunxia Li
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness remain a difficult issue. Despite the reported satisfactory results of 1-stage surgery, little information is available regarding the factors that affect clinical outcomes. Purpose/Hypothesis: To evaluate the 1-stage arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness and to present the influence of duration of symptoms (DOS) on postoperative functional outcomes. The hypothesis was that a long preoperative DOS is related to worse functional outcomes...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534604/the-influence-of-expectations-on-improvements-in-pain-and-function-in-patients-with-neck-back-shoulder-complaints-a-cohort-study
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Sigrid Skatteboe, Cecilie Røe, Morten W Fagerland, Lars-Petter Granan
BACKGROUND: In musculoskeletal research, patients' expectations have recently received increased attention. However, few prospective studies have investigated these expectations or their prognostic significance and possible clinical value. AIM: To investigate the influence of patients' expectations on improvements in pain and functional status six months after an outpatient physical medicine assessment. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) outpatient clinic...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534226/the-diagnostic-value-of-a-modified-neer-test-in-identifying-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
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Yu Guosheng, Ren Chongxi, Cui Guoqing, Xu Junling, Ji Hailong
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is characterized by pain experienced through an arc of elevation as the shoulder abducts and diagnosed commonly by Neer test (NT). However, the diagnostic accuracy of NT for SAIS is still limited. Here, a modified Neer test (MNT) was introduced to improve the accuracy of the clinical examination in diagnosing SAIS and differentiating it from frozen shoulder. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic values of MNT in diagnosing SAIS and differentiating it from frozen shoulder...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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