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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922314/temporal-indices-of-ankle-clonus-and-relationship-to-electrophysiologic-and-clinical-measures-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Kathleen J Manella, Kathryn E Roach, Edelle C Field-Fote
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clonus arising from plantar flexor hyperreflexia is a phenomenon that is commonly observed in persons with spastic hypertonia. We assessed the temporal components of a biomechanical measure to quantify ankle clonus, and validated these in persons with spasticity due to spinal cord injury. METHODS: In 40 individuals with chronic (>1 year) spinal cord injury, we elicited ankle clonus using a standardized mechanical perturbation (drop test)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922313/lateral-perturbation-induced-stepping-strategies-and-predictors-in-persons-poststroke
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Vicki L Gray, Chieh-Ling Yang, Sandy McCombe Waller, Mark W Rogers
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Falls commonly occur as weight is transferred laterally, and impaired reactive stepping responses are associated with falls after stroke. The purpose of this study was to examine differences in and the determinants of mediolateral (M-L) protective stepping strategies when pulled off balance toward the paretic and nonparetic sides. METHODS: Eighteen individuals more than 6 months poststroke were pulled in the M-L direction by a lateral waist-pull perturbation system...
October 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917979/plantar-reflex-excitability-is-increased-in-the-evening-in-restless-legs-syndrome-patients
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Chloe Dafkin, Andrew Green, Benita Olivier, Warrick McKinon, Samantha Kerr
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if diurnal changes in spinal excitability (plantar reflex) occur in restless legs syndrome (RLS) participants compared to healthy matched controls. METHODS: Thirteen RLS participants and 13 healthy control participants' plantar reflex responses were evaluated in the evening (PM) and the morning (AM). Plantar reflex responses were assessed electromyographically, using motion analysis (kinematically) and by subjective nociception (Visual Analogue Scale)...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917977/the-role-of-the-endocannabinoid-system-in-the-antihyperalgesic-effect-of-cedrus-atlantica-essential-oil-inhalation-in-a-mouse-model-of-postoperative-pain
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Aline Armiliato Emer, Nathalia Nahas Donatello, Ana Paula Batisti, Luiz Augusto de Oliveira Belmonte, Adair R S Santos, Daniel F Martins
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cedar is part of the phylum of conifers, and it´s essential oil has been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times. In our previous study, we have demonstrated that the inhalation of the Cedrus atlantica essential oil (CaEO) induces an antihyperalgesic effect in a model of postoperative pain. But the mechanism that underlies this effect is not yet fully known. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigates the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the antihyperalgesic effect produced by the inhalation of CaEO in a post operative pain model...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917976/low-molecular-weight-fucoidan-ameliorates-hindlimb-ischemic-injury-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Zhiqiang Wang, Tiantian Liu, Xiaoping Chen, Hongjie You, Quanbin Zhang, Jingyi Xue, Yuanyuan Zheng, Dali Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Low molecular weight fucoidan (LMWF), extracted from Laminaria japonica Areschoug, is a traditional Chinese medicine, commonly used to alleviate edema, particularly for feet with numbness and pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: Diabetic mellitus (DM) patients are at high risk of developing peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Individuals with DM and PAD co-morbidity have a much higher risk of critical limb ischemia. LMWF showed several beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammation, anti-thrombosis, and enhancing revascularization...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917954/-striatal-toe-sign-false-positive-extensor-plantar-response-in-dystonia
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Debabrata Ghosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906589/neoadjuvant-therapy-of-bevacizumab-in-combination-with-oxaliplatin-and-capecitabine-xelox-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-with-unresectable-liver-metastases-a-phase-ii-open-label-single-arm-noncomparative-trial
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Hong-Hwa Chen, Jen-Kou Lin, Joe-Bin Chen, Chieh-Han Chuang, Mei-Ching Liu, Jen-Yi Wang, Chung-Rong Changchien
AIM: This phase II, open-label study evaluated the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant therapy with bevacizumab plus XELOX (capecitabine and oxaliplatin) for untreated metastatic colorectal cancer with unresectable liver metastases and assessed conversion of unresectable to resectable metastases after neoadjuvant treatment. METHODS: Patients received bevacizumab 5 mg/kg and oxaliplatin 85 mg/m(2) on day 1, and capecitabine 1000 mg/m(2) twice daily on days 1-5 followed by 2 days of rest in a 14-day cycle for 12 cycles; bevacizumab was excluded in cycles 6 and 7...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906089/alopecia-as-unique-clue-to-syphilis-in-a-patient
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Laura Atzori, Laura Mantovani, Roberta Satta, Caterina Ferreli
Alopecia is an uncommon manifestation of syphilis, simulating other common forms of hair-loss, but representing a crucial complaint for the patient, who might by converse have not noticed other signs and symptoms of the disease. Esthetic issues undervaluation might prolong illness, and postpone appropriate treatment. A 42-year-old patient, HIV negative, presented with a 2-month history of progressive generalized thinning of the hairs and small non-scarring irregular alopecia patches of the parietal-occipital areas of the scalp...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905221/comparison-between-percutaneous-and-open-reduction-for-treating-paediatric-talar-neck-fractures
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Xu Zhang, Xinzhong Shao, Yadong Yu, Yingzhe Zhang, Guizheng Zhang, Dehu Tian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to introduce percutaneous reduction and fixation of paediatric talar neck fractures. The study also included a comparison between the technique and the conventional open surgery. METHODS: From October 2003 to May 2013, 23 children (group A) with closed two-part talar neck fractures were treated with percutaneous reduction. For comparison, another group of 26 children (group B) were treated with the conventional open surgery...
September 13, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904744/clinical-and-surgical-characteristics-of-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-in-a-tertiary-hospital-of-mexico
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Estrella Cervantes-García, Paz María Salazar-Schettino
Background: The objective of this study was to determine the clinical and surgical characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary level hospital in Mexico. Methods: We performed a longitudinal, descriptive study from July, 2012 to August, 2015 on a sample composed of 100 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and infected diabetic foot ulcers. We analyzed socio-demographic variables, comorbidities, characteristics of ulcers, and the applied treatment. Results: We found that the most affected areas were the forefoot (48%) and the plantar region (55%) of the foot...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904680/-a-plantar-nodule
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Amina Kissou, Badr Eddine Hassam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904276/a-case-of-acromegaly-in-which-a-pituitary-gland-tumor-was-reduced-significantly-by-administering-octreotide-long-acting-release-lar-and-could-be-removed-surgically
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Tadashi Arao, Yosuke Okada, Fumi Uemura, Shigeru Nishizawa, Yoshiya Tanaka
A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for detailed examination of acromegaly because she noticed bilateral hand and finger swelling at the age of 43 and plantar thickening, facial changes and unclear articulation at the age of 49. She had prominent brow ridges, mandibular protrusion, and enlargement of the hands, feet, nasal wings, lips and tongue. Her growth hormone (GH) level was 39.8 ng/ml, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) level was 717 ng/ml, GH level was not suppressed (22.9 ng/ml) during a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904105/contribution-of-sensory-feedback-to-plantar-flexor-muscle-activation-during-push-off-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Rasmus Feld Frisk, Peter Jensen, Henrik Kirk, Laurent J Bouyer, Jakob Lorentzen, Jens Bo Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Exaggerated sensory activity has been assumed to contribute to functional impairment following lesion of the central motor pathway. However, recent studies have suggested that sensory contribution to muscle activity during gait is reduced in stroke patients and children with cerebral palsy (CP). We investigated whether this also occurs in CP adults and whether daily treadmill training is accompanied by alterations in sensory contribution to muscle activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 17 CP adults and 12 uninjured individuals participated...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902814/-life-saving-interventions-in-subacute-thrombosis-of-crural-and-plantar-arteries
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S A Platonov, V V Zavatskiĭ, A S Novitskiĭ, I A Alimkhadzhiev, A V Zenin, V N Zhigalo, D V Kandyba, I P Dudanov
The authors report a clinical case concerning successful endovascular treatment for subacute thrombosis of crural and plantar arteries in a patient with the only leg, substantiating therapeutic decision making with due regard for the duration of thrombosis and localization of the lesion of the arterial bed. Taking into consideration the statistical data on survival in case of performing major amputation in this cohort of patients, an 'aggressive' endovascular approach including three vascularizations made it possible not only to preserve the leg but also to save the patient's life...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902682/the-influence-of-foot-strike-technique-on-the-neuromechanical-function-of-the-foot
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Luke A Kelly, Dominic J Farris, Glen A Lichtwark, Andrew G Cresswell
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of foot-strike technique on longitudinal arch mechanics and intrinsic foot muscle function during running. METHODS: 13 healthy participants ran barefoot on a force-instrumented treadmill at 2.8ms with a forefoot (FFS) and rear-foot (RFS, habitual) running technique, while kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic (EMG) data from the intrinsic foot muscles were collected simultaneously. The longitudinal arch was modeled as a single "mid-foot" joint representing motion of the rear-foot (calcaneus) relative to the forefoot (metatarsals)...
September 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901182/effects-of-bone-marrow-derived-msc-transplantation-on-functional-recovery-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-comparisons-of-transplant-locations-and-cell-concentrations
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Jessica J Matyas, Andrew N Stewart, Alison Goldsmith, Zhenhong Nan, Reid L Skeel, Julien Rossignol, Gary L Dunbar
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a widely disabling condition, constraining those affected by it to wheelchairs and requiring intense daily care and assistance. Cell replacement therapies, targeting regeneration of cells in the injured cord, are currently gaining momentum in the field of SCI research. Previous studies indicate that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can reduce functional deficits through immunomodulation and production of trophic factors in a variety of neurological disorders. The present study assessed the efficacy of transplanted bone marrow-derived MSCs at different concentrations and locations for promoting functional recovery following SCI...
August 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900568/can-runners-perceive-changes-in-heel-cushioning-as-the-shoe-ages-with-increased-mileage
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Mark W Cornwall, Thomas G McPoil
BACKGROUND: For those runners who utilize footwear and have a rearfoot strike pattern, the durability of the midsole heel region has been shown to deteriorate as shoe mileage increases. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was threefold: 1) to determine if the runner can self-report changes in heel cushioning properties of the midsole after an extended period of distance running, 2) to determine if force and plantar pressures measured in the heel region of the midsole using a capacitance sensor insole change after running 640 km, and 3) to determine if a durometer could be used clinically to objectively measure changes in the hardness of the material in the heel region of the midsole...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899886/brainstem-encephalitis-and-acute-polyneuropathy-associated-with-hepatitis-e-infection
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Omar Jabbar Salim, Amy Davidson, Kathy Li, John Paul Leach, Craig Heath
A 59-year-old man presented with feverish illness. His Glasgow Coma Scale was 15, had reduced visual acuity in the left eye with partial left ptosis and mild left hemiparesis with an extensor left plantar. Over 48 hours, he accrued multiple cranial nerves palsies and progressed to a flaccid paralysis necessitating admission to an intensive care unit.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) study showed 20 lymphocytes and raised protein. Viral and bacterial PCRs were negative. Samples for Lyme, blood-borne viruses, syphilis and autoantibodies were also negative...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899730/a-green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-enhances-neuroregeneration-after-spinal-cord-injury-by-altering-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Lucia Machova Urdzikova, Jiri Ruzicka, Kristyna Karova, Anna Kloudova, Barbora Svobodova, Anubhav Amin, Jana Dubisova, Meic Schmidt, Sarka Kubinova, Meena Jhanwar-Uniyal, Pavla Jendelova
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition which is characterized by an extended secondary injury due to the presence of inflammatory local milieu. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) appears to possess strong neuroprotective properties. Here, we evaluated the beneficial effect of EGCG on recovery from SCI. Male Wistar rats were given either EGCG or saline directly to the injured spinal cord and thereafter a daily IP injection. Behavior recovery was monitored by BBB, plantar, rotarod and flat-beam tests...
September 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
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