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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735963/acupuncture-combined-with-hydrotherapy-in-diabetes-patients-with-mild-lower-extremity-arterial-disease-a-prospective-randomized-nonblinded-clinical-study
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Zhengqin Qi, Yan Pang, Lin Lin, Bing Zhang, Juntao Shao, Xiaodong Liu, Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND The aim of this pragmatic study was to explore the intervention of acupuncture combined with hydrotherapy and perceived effects in type 2 diabetic patients with recently diagnosed, mild, lower-extremity arterial disease (LEAD) in comparison with a control group. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred twenty-six diabetes patients who were diagnosed mild LEAD according to ankle-brachial blood pressure index (ABPI) and peripheral neuropathy symptom were randomly assigned to either an experimental (n=64) or control group (n=62)...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725581/a-high-ankle-brachial-index-is-associated-with-obesity-and-low-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Barbara Depczynski, Tamara Young, Christopher White
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), when present with diabetes, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The spectrum of PAD in diabetes includes atherosclerosis with stenotic disease; and diffuse medial calcification with non-compliant arteries, as reflected by high ankle brachial index. The clinical characteristics of a high ABI are less well characterized than that of low ABI. The aim of this study was to determine the unique clinical phenotype of patients with diabetes who have high ankle brachial index (ABI) reading...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721019/establishing-differences-in-thermographic-patterns-between-the-various-complications-in-diabetic-foot-disease
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Alfred Gatt, Owen Falzon, Kevin Cassar, Christian Ellul, Kenneth P Camilleri, Jean Gauci, Stephen Mizzi, Anabelle Mizzi, Cassandra Sturgeon, Liberato Camilleri, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Cynthia Formosa
Aim: To evaluate the potential of thermography as an assessment tool for the detection of foot complications by understanding the variations in temperature that occur in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods: Participants were categorized according to a medical examination, ankle brachial index, doppler waveform analysis, and 10-gram monofilament testing into five groups: healthy adult, DM with no complications, DM with peripheral neuropathy, DM with neuroischaemia, and DM with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) groups...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713193/supracondylar-process-syndrome-two-cases-of-median-nerve-neuropathy-due-to-compression-by-the-ligament-of-struthers
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Hyun-Chul Shon, Ji-Kang Park, Dong-Soo Kim, Sang-Woo Kang, Kook-Jong Kim, Seok-Hyun Hong
The supracondylar process is a beak-shaped bony process on the anteromedial aspect of the distal humerus. The ligament of Struthers is a fibrous band extending from the tip of the process to the medial epicondyle. The median nerve and brachial artery pass under the ligament of Struthers and consequently can be compressed, causing supracondylar process syndrome. As a rare cause of proximal median nerve entrapment, supracondylar process syndrome is triggered when the median nerve is located in the superficial or deep layer of the ligament of Struthers as a result of anatomical variation...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690828/evidence-for-increased-mri-signal-intensity-and-morphological-changes-in-the-brachial-plexus-and-median-nerves-of-patients-with-chronic-arm-and-neck-pain-following-whiplash-injury
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Jane Greening, Kamakshi Anantharaman, Rupert Young, Andrew Dilley
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Whiplash following a motor vehicle accident can result in chronic neck and arm pain. Patients frequently present with cutaneous hypersensitivities and hypoesthesia but without obvious clinical sign of nerve injury. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has previously been used to identify nerve pathology. Objectives To determine whether there are signs of peripheral nerve pathology on MRI in patients with chronic arm and neck pain following whiplash injury...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619928/studies-of-upper-limb-pain-in-occupational-medicine-in-general-practice-and-among-computer-operators
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Jørgen Riis Jepsen
Diagnostic consensus criteria cannot be applied in a major proportion of patients with upper limb complaints, many of which are regarded as "non-specific". The three empirical studies in this thesis aimed to address this diagnostic challenge by incorporating representative neurological qualities in the physical examination.
Patterns of muscle weakness, sensory abnormalities and nerve trunk allodynia based on the nerves' topography and their motor and cutaneous innervation were defined to reflect peripheral nerve afflictions and their locations...
April 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613866/outcomes-following-peripheral-nerve-transfers-for-treatment-of-non-obstetric-brachial-plexus-upper-extremity-neuropathy
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Jacob R Rinkinen, Aviram M Giladi, Matthew L Iorio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 3, 2018: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600673/-clinical-efficacy-analysis-of-transverse-tibial-bone-transport-combined-with-vacuum-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer
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Zhong-Wei Jia, Jian-Ping Yu, Yun-Xing Su, Xiu-Sheng Guo, Jin-Bin Yu, Zhi-Jun Yang, Jia-Wei Niu, Jie Wei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical effect of transverse tibial bone transport micro vessels regeneration technology combined with vacuum drainage in treating diabetic foot ulcer. METHODS: From November 2015 and December 2016, clinical data of 19 diabetic foot ulcer patients treated with transverse tibial bone transport micro vessels regeneration technology combined with vacuum drainage were retrospective analyzed, including 15 males and 4 females aged from 42 to 82 years old with an average of (64...
March 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529303/-isolated-suprascapular-neuropathy-compression-traction-or-inflammation
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Malo Le Hanneur, Andres A Maldonado, Benjamin M Howe, Michelle L Mauermann, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Several hypotheses have been proposed for the pathophysiology of suprascapular nerve (SSN) palsy, including compression, traction, and nerve inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into the pathophysiology of isolated nontraumatic SSN palsy by performing critical reinterpretations of electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies and magnetic resonance (MR) images of patients with such diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients referred to our institution for the past 20 yr with a diagnosis of nontraumatic isolated suprascapular neuropathy who had an upper extremity EDX study and a shoulder or brachial plexus MR scan...
February 26, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507018/acute-demyelinating-neuropathy-in-a-patient-with-neurolymphomatosis
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Rola A Mahmoud, Charles K Abrams
Peripheral neurological complications of lymphomas are rare and much less frequent than central complications. Nonetheless, on occasion, systemic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may directly infiltrate the peripheral nervous system at various levels. This report describes a man with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leptomeningeal disease who developed progressive areflexic quadraparesis. Initial electromyography (EMG) was consistent with a polyradiculopathy and a repeat EMG performed 1 month later for worsening symptoms showed evidence of demyelination...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439274/relation-of-paraoxonase-1-activity-with-biochemical-variables-brachial-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-diabetes-with-or-without-obesity
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Pinar Karakaya, Bahar Ozdemir, Meral Mert, Yildiz Okuturlar
AIM: The sodium-sparing effect of insulin leads to increase in total sodium pool of the body which is a chronic stimulus for atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). In our study we aimed to determine the relationship between ANP and microvascular complications of diabetes. METHODS: 60 patients, 30-70 years old, with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are enrolled into the study. Patients with a chronic disease other than DM are excluded. Blood samples for routine biochemical tests are taken after at least 12 h fasting at 8-9 am...
2018: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400678/a-comparative-study-of-rehabilitation-therapy-in-traumatic-upper-limb-peripheral-nerve-injuries
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Cristian Milicin, Elena Sîrbu
INTRODUCTION: Lower motor neurons are the only neurons of the central nervous system (CNS) with the ability to regenerate without any intervention after an axotomy. AIM: This present study was conducted to analyze clinical and electrophysiological parameters in four groups of upper limb peripheral neuropathies, before and after treatment, comparing the results obtained after three cures of complex rehabilitation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected a number of 107 patients (66 women and 41 men) aged between 29 and 77 years (mean age = 49...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370965/preventing-brachial-plexus-injury-during-shoulder-surgery-a-real-time-cadaveric-study
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Andrew W Kam, Patrick H Lam, Pieter S W A Haen, Martin Tan, Aminudin Shamsudin, George A C Murrell
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexopathy is not uncommon after shoulder surgery. Although thought to be due to stretch neuropathy, its etiology is poorly understood. This study aimed to identify arm positions and maneuvers that may risk causing brachial plexopathy during shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: Tensions in the cords of the brachial plexuses of 6 human cadaveric upper limbs were measured using load cells while each limb was placed in different arm positions and while they underwent shoulder hemiarthroplasty and revision reverse arthroplasty...
May 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369099/lymphangiomatous-tumors-of-the-neck-tips-to-avoid-iatrogenic-nerve-injuries-in-the-brachial-plexus-region
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Jerry Tsung-Kai Lin, Johnny Chuieng-Yi Lu, Yenlin Huang, Tommy Nai-Jen Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang
Lymphangiomas are rare malformations of the lymphatic system and can often be found in the neck region, where its proximity to the brachial plexus may cause compressive neuropathy and possible iatrogenic injuries during dissection. We report 4 cases of lymphangiomas with compression of the brachial plexus that were successfully removed without permanent nerve injuries and present a literature review of the preoperative approach and surgical techniques. A preoperative multidisciplinary approach can help surgeons predict what they may encounter during the surgery...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366422/prevalence-of-chronic-diabetic-complications-in-newly-diagnosed-versus-known-type-2-diabetic-subjects-in-a-sample-of-alexandria-population-egypt
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Samir Assaad Khalil, Magdy Helmy Megallaa, Kamel Hemida Rohoma, Myriam AbouSeif Guindy, Adel Zaki, Mohamed Hassanein, Amin Helmy Malaty, Hanaa Mohamed Ismael, Ibrahim Fahmy Kharboush, Dalal Nasr-Eldein El Kafash, Hassan Nooman Sallam, Iman Abdelkareem Desouky
BACKGROUND: In Egypt, data on the prevalence of chronic diabetic complications, which are essential for the adjustment of policies and practices related to diabetes care, are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the frequency of chronic complications of diabetes; namely neuropathy, diabetic kidney disease (DKD), retinopathy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in newly-diagnosed versus known type 2 diabetic patients. SUBJECTS & METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study that is based on a previous household survey conducted on a representative sample of the population of Alexandria, Egypt...
January 24, 2018: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361423/distal-mononeuropathy-before-and-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-prospective-investigation
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John G Horneff, Matthew Pepe, Bradford Tucker, Fotios Tjoumakaris, Nicholas Lombardi, Charles Wowkanech, Luke S Austin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the occurrence of distal mononeuropathy (DMN) in patients before and after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR) as well as resolution of the symptoms. METHODS: One hundred one patients over the age of 18 undergoing arthroscopic RCR +/- concurrent procedures completed a questionnaire regarding the presence of a symptomatic DMN. Patients with history of diabetic neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy, or Spurling sign were excluded...
April 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355794/surgical-results-of-common-peroneal-nerve-neuroplasty-at-lateral-fibular-neck
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John Souter, Kevin Swong, Matthew McCoyd, Neelam Balasubramanian, Magan Nielsen, Vikram C Prabhu
BACKGROUND: Common peroneal nerve (CPN) compressive neuropathy is the most common lower-extremity entrapment neuropathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained single-institution database of all patients with CPN palsy who underwent decompression and neuroplasty over a 5-year period was performed. RESULTS: Thirty patients underwent a neuroplasty of the CPN over a 5-year period (2010-2015) at our institution...
April 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338908/relationship-between-neuropathy-proximal-to-the-suprascapular-nerve-and-rotator-cuff-tear-in-a-rodent-model
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Yasuhito Sasaki, Nobuyasu Ochiai, Eiko Hashimoto, Yu Sasaki, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Takehiro Kijima, Koji Akimoto, Seiji Ohtori, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are believed to coexist with cervical spine lesions. In cases of preexisting neuropathy, such as cervical spine lesions, fatty degeneration has likely already occurred due to the neuropathy. In these cases, rotator cuff tear is thought to occur easily because of preexisting extensive fatty degeneration and degeneration of the tendons due to neuropathy. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of paralysis due to neuropathy proximal to the suprascapular nerve on the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons using a rat model of brachial plexus paralysis...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310150/noninvasive-vascular-assessment-of-lower-extremity-wounds-in-diabetics-are-we-able-to-predict-perfusion-deficits
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Iram Naz, Elliot Walters, Cameron M Akbari, Christopher E Attinger, Paul J Kim
Vascular assessment of the lower extremity is a critical step in any patient presenting with lower extremity chronic wounds to predict the likelihood of healing and risk of amputation. This concept is vital in patients with diabetes due to their complex vascular anatomy and disease distribution. Three arteries supply the six angiosomes of the lower extremity (i.e., three-dimensional blocks of tissue fed by a "source" artery in the foot and ankle). In diabetic patients, assessment of adequate blood flow to the lower extremities is complicated by the presence of arterial calcification, associated neuropathy, and inflammation...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307357/plexus-and-peripheral-nerve-metastasis
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Kelly G Gwathmey
Cancer in the form of solid tumors, leukemia, and lymphoma can infiltrate and metastasize to the peripheral nervous system, including the cranial nerves, nerve roots, cervical, brachial and lumbosacral plexuses, and, rarely, the peripheral nerves. This review discusses the presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment options for metastatic lesions to these components of the peripheral nervous system and is organized based on the anatomic distribution. As skull base metastases (also discussed in Chapter 14) result in cranial neuropathies, these will be covered in detail, as well as cancers that directly infiltrate the cranial nerves...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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