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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169229/novel-vertebral-indices-in-normal-and-spinal-disorder-dogs-using-computed-tomography
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Jongsu Lim, Youngmin Yoon, Taesung Hwang, Hee Chun Lee
This study was carried out to derive reference value of normal spine indices, and to evaluate the feasibility of the indices for computed tomography (CT). CT images and magnetic resonance imaging were acquired from clinically normal 12 beagle dogs for normal group and 50 dogs with 56 spinal disorders for patient group. Image acquisition regions were cervical spine (C2 to T1), thoracic spine (T1-T13) and lumbar spine (L1-L7). The measured indices are as follows; the ratio of width to height of spinal cord include dura matter (CR) and vertebral foramen (FR), and the ratio of cross sectional area of spinal cord to vertebral foramen (CFAR)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169054/reliability-and-validity-of-a-coda-motion-3-d-analysis-system-for-measuring-cervical-range-of-motion-in-healthy-subjects
#2
Hui Song, Xu Zhai, Zhongyang Gao, Teng Lu, Qian Tian, Haopeng Li, Xijing He
In the past two decades, many tools have been reported to measure the cervical range of motion (CROM), but most of the results are controversial in healthy individuals and/or individuals with neck pain. The Coda Motion 3-D Analysis system is a new instrument that measures three-dimensional joint movement. However, measurements of CROM using this system have yet to be conducted. Here, we investigate the reliability and validity of the Coda Motion 3-D Analysis System for measuring CROM in healthy adults. Sixty healthy volunteers were involved in this reliability study...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168597/reliability-and-clinical-features-associated-with-the-ipsg-mri-tibiotalar-and-subtalar-joint-scores-in-children-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-haemophilia
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T Brunel, S Lobet, K Deschamps, C Hermans, K Peerlinck, J Vandesande, J-B Pialat
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of the IPSG MRI scale for tibiotalar (TTJ) and subtalar joint (STJ) changes in young haemophilic patients, correlating MRI findings with functional scores and 3D-rearfoot kinematics. METHODS: A total of 37 haemophilic patients underwent bilateral MRI of the footankle, clinical evaluation and quantitative assessment of their 3D-rearfoot kinematics during walking. TTJ and STJ soft tissues were assessed twice along with osteochondral changes by two radiologists using the IPSG MRI scale...
November 23, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168396/intra-rater-repeatability-of-gait-parameters-in-healthy-adults-during-self-paced-treadmill-based-virtual-reality-walking
#4
Mohammad Al-Amri, Hilal Al Balushi, Abdulrhman Mashabi
Self-paced treadmill walking is becoming increasingly popular for the gait assessment and re-education, in both research and clinical settings. Its day-to-day repeatability is yet to be established. This study scrutinised the test-retest repeatability of key gait parameters, obtained from the Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) system. Twenty-three male able-bodied adults (age: 34.56 ± 5.12 years) completed two separate gait assessments on the GRAIL system, separated by 5 ± 3 days. Key gait kinematic, kinetic, and spatial-temporal parameters were analysed...
November 23, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168232/current-state-and-future-of-paediatric-allergology-in-europe-a-road-map
#5
Olympia Tsilochristou, Paraskevi Maggina, Zaraquiza Zolkipli, Silvia Sanchez Garcia, Pinar Uysal, Monserrat Alvaro Lozano, Marina Atanaskovic-Markovic, Astghik Baghdasaryan, Kirsten Beyer, George DuToit, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Arne Høst, Jonathan O'Hourihane, Lars Ingemann, Juho E Kivistö, Jose Manuel Lopes Dos Santos, Erik Melén, Muraro Antonella, Antonio Nieto, Giovanni Pajno, Klaus Rose, Lagos A Réthy, Cansin Sackesen, Peter Schmid Grendelmeier, Erkka Valovirta, Magnus Wickman, Philippe A Eigenmann, Ulrich Wahn, Lauri-Ann van der Poel
The history of pediatric allergology (PA) in Europe is relatively youthful, dating back to 1984, when a small group of pediatricians founded the European Working Group on Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - later giving rise to ESPACI (European Society on Pediatric Allergology and Clinical Immunology). In 1990, the first dedicated journal, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (PAI), was founded. There are striking differences across Europe, and even within European countries, in relation to the training pathways for doctors seeing children with allergic disease(s)...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167979/good-results-with-minimally-invasive-unicompartmental-knee-resurfacing-after-10-year-follow-up
#6
Martin H Redish, Peter Fennema
The current study was designed to determine (1) 10-year implant survival and (2) patient's self-reported functional outcome in a single surgeon's consecutive cohort of patients who had undergone minimally invasive unicondylar resurfacing with a modified cementation technique utilizing a cobalt-chromium femur/inlaid all-PE tibia, fixed-bearing unicompartmental prosthesis. We included 344 consecutive patients (361 knees) who had received the study device between January 2002 and December 2005 in this retrospective study...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167954/no-implant-migration-and-good-subjective-outcome-of-a-novel-customized-femoral-resurfacing-metal-implant-for-focal-chondral-lesions
#7
Anders Stålman, Olof Sköldenberg, Nicolas Martinez-Carranza, David Roberts, Magnus Högström, Leif Ryd
PURPOSE: Managing focal cartilage injuries in the middle-aged patient poses a challenge. Focal prosthetic inlay resurfacing has been proposed to be a bridge between biologics and conventional joint arthroplasty. Patient selection and accurate implant positioning is crucial to avoid increased contact pressure to the opposite cartilage surface. A customized femoral condyle implant for focal cartilage injuries was designed to precisely fit each patient's individual size and location of damage...
November 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167386/ischemic-stroke-profile-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-india-the-indo-us-collaborative-stroke-project
#8
P N Sylaja, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Subhash Kaul, M V Padma Srivastava, Dheeraj Khurana, Lee H Schwamm, Praveen Kesav, Deepti Arora, Aman Pannu, Tijy K Thankachan, Aneesh B Singhal
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Indo-US Collaborative Stroke Project was designed to characterize ischemic stroke across 5 high-volume academic tertiary hospitals in India. METHODS: From January 2012 to August 2014, research coordinators and physician coinvestigators prospectively collected data on 2066 patients with ischemic stroke admitted <2 weeks after onset. Investigator training and supervision and data monitoring were conducted by the US site (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston)...
November 22, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167292/clinical-evaluation-of-the-cepheid-xpert%C3%A2-tv-assay-for-detection-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-with-prospectively-collected-female-and-male-specimens
#9
Jane R Schwebke, C A Gaydos, T Davis, J Marrazzo, D Furgerson, S N Taylor, B Smith, L H Bachmann, R Ackerman, T Spurrell, D Ferris, C A Burnham, H Reno, J Lebed, D Eisenberg, P Kerndt, S Philip, J Jordan, N Quigley
Trichomoniasis is the most prevalent curable sexually transmitted disease (STD). It has been associated with preterm birth and acquisition/transmission of HIV. Recently, nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) have been FDA-cleared in the United States for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) in specimens from both women and men. This current study reports the results of a multicenter study recently conducted using the Xpert TV Assay to test specimens from both men and women. On-demand results were available in as little as 40 minutes for positive specimens...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166342/important-considerations-for-performing-prepectoral-breast-reconstruction
#10
Hani Sbitany
Prepectoral breast reconstruction has emerged as an excellent technique for postmastectomy reconstruction, as it allows for full preservation of a patient's pectoralis major muscle and chest wall function. This reduces pain, eliminates animation deformity, and results in high patient satisfaction. Safely performed prepectoral breast reconstruction requires a careful patient selection process before committing to the procedure, taking into account comorbidities, radiation status, and oncologic criteria such as tumor location and breast cancer stage...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165995/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-highly-sensitive-quantitative-and-safe-in-vivo-gut-bleed-detection-in-a-murine-model
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Elaine Y Yu, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Ran Berzon, Zhi Wei Tay, Xinyi Y Zhou, Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott J Kemp, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Michael F Wendland, Kannan M Krishnan, Spencer Behr, Jonathan Carter, Steven M Conolly
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding causes more than 300,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Imaging plays a crucial role in accurately locating the source of the bleed for timely intervention. Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging clinically translatable imaging modality that images superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) tracers with extraordinary contrast and sensitivity. This linearly quantitative modality has zero background tissue signal and zero signal depth attenuation. MPI is also safe: there is zero ionizing radiation exposure to the patient and clinically approved tracers can be used with MPI...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165672/trans-sylvian-approach-to-microvascular-decompression-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-in-syndromic-cranial-base-settling
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Mrityunjoy Sarkar, Ashok Pillai
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: The lateral suboccipital approach for microvascular decompression (MVD) of the trigeminal nerve has become a standard-of-care over the past several decades. Syndromic cranial base settling, a rare but known cause for trigeminal neuralgia (TN), poses significant dilemmas in clinical management. In such cases, distorted anatomy may render surgery via the suboccipital approach difficult or even impossible. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 34-yr-old male with osteogenesis imperfecta and severe basilar invagination suffered from TN that was refractory to medication and stereotactic radiosurgery...
November 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165656/limited-midline-myelotomy-for-intractable-visceral-pain-surgical-techniques-and-outcomes
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Aditya Vedantam, Dhanalakshmi Koyyalagunta, Brian Mendoza Bruel, Patrick M Dougherty, Ashwin Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: Limited midline myelotomy targets the midline nociceptive pathway for intractable visceral pain. Multiple techniques are available for limited midline myelotomy; however, outcome data for each technique are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To review our experience with open and percutaneous approaches for limited midline myelotomy for intractable visceral pain. METHODS: Patients who underwent limited midline myelotomy for intractable visceral pain were reviewed...
November 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164548/-the-establishment-and-examination-of-the-reliability-validity-discrimination-and-difficulty-of-nursing-objective-structured-clinical-examination-osce
#14
Hsiang-Ping Huang, Li-Fen Chao, Yu-Hsin Wang, Ying-Mei Liu, Lee-Fen Ni, Sui-Whi Jane
BACKGROUND: The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is one of the evaluation strategies used to examine the clinical competence of nursing students. More attention needs to be paid to establishing an examination that is based on the standardized protocol and on reliability and validity. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to develop an OSCE that is based on a standardized protocol and to analyze the content validity and predictive validity, inter-rater consistency, internal consistency, item-to-total correlation, and the degree of discrimination and difficulty of this OSCE...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164308/endovascular-repair-of-40-visceral-artery-aneurysms-and-pseudoaneurysms-with-the-viabahn-stent-graft-technical-aspects-clinical-outcome-and-mid-term-patency
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Massimo Venturini, Paolo Marra, Michele Colombo, Marta Panzeri, Simone Gusmini, Claudio Sallemi, Marco Salvioni, Carolina Lanza, Giulia Agostini, Gianpaolo Balzano, Yamume Tshomba, Germano Melissano, Massimo Falconi, Roberto Chiesa, Francesco De Cobelli, Alessandro Del Maschio
PURPOSE: Endovascular repair of true visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) and pseudoaneurysms (VAPAs) with stent-grafting (SG) can simultaneously allow aneurysm exclusion and vessel preservation, minimizing the risk of ischemic complications. Our aim was to report a single-center experience on SG of visceral aneurysms, focusing on technical aspects, clinical outcome and mid-term patency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients affected by VAAs-VAPAs and submitted to endovascular treatment were retrospectively reviewed, and SG cases with the self-expandable peripheral Viabahn stent-graft were analyzed (2003-2017)...
November 21, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163153/ketogal-a-derivative-ketorolac-molecule-with-minor-ulcerogenic-and-renal-toxicity
#16
Roberto Russo, Carmen De Caro, Bice Avallone, Salvatore Magliocca, Maria Nieddu, Gianpiero Boatto, Roberta Troiano, Rosario Cuomo, Carla Cirillo, Carmen Avagliano, Claudia Cristiano, Giovanna La Rana, Giovanni Sarnelli, Antonio Calignano, Maria G Rimoli
Ketorolac is a powerful non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with a great analgesic activity, present on the Italian market since 1991. Despite the excellent therapeutic activity, the chronic use of ketorolac has long been limited owing to the high incidence of gastrointestinal and kidney side events. In our previous study, we demonstrated that ketorolac-galactose conjugate (ketogal), synthesized and tested in a single-dose study, was able to reduce ulcerogenicity, while preserving the high pharmacological efficacy of its parent drug...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162852/predicting-nosocomial-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-by-a-risk-index-based-system
#17
Yong Chen, Xue Shan, Jingya Zhao, Xuelin Han, Shuguang Tian, Fangyan Chen, Xueting Su, Yansong Sun, Liuyu Huang, Hajo Grundmann, Hongyuan Wang, Li Han
Although belonging to one of the most common type of nosocomial infection, there was currently no simple prediction model for lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs). This study aims to develop a risk index based system for predicting nosocomial LRTIs based on data from a large point-prevalence survey. Among the 49328 patients included, the prevalence of nosocomial LRTIs was 1.70% (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.64% to 1.76%). The areas under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for logistic regression and fisher discriminant analysis were 0...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162608/robotic-arm-assisted-versus-conventional-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-exploratory-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
M J G Blyth, I Anthony, P Rowe, M S Banger, A MacLean, B Jones
OBJECTIVES: This study reports on a secondary exploratory analysis of the early clinical outcomes of a randomised clinical trial comparing robotic arm-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee with manual UKA performed using traditional surgical jigs. This follows reporting of the primary outcomes of implant accuracy and gait analysis that showed significant advantages in the robotic arm-assisted group. METHODS: A total of 139 patients were recruited from a single centre...
November 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162377/smartphone-based-accelerometry-is-a-valid-tool-for-measuring-dynamic-changes-in-knee-extension-range-of-motion
#19
Morten Pallisgaard Støve, Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson, Rogerio Pessoto Hirata
INTRODUCTION: Measurement of static joint range of motion is used extensively in orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities to benchmark treatment efficacy. Static measures are, however, insufficient in providing detailed information about patient impairments. Dynamic range of motion measures could provide more detailed information about patient impairments thus leading to better clinical assessments. Reliable and valid methods are available, but due to limitations in the present technology, dynamic measures are seldom performed in clinical settings...
November 18, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162367/arterial-reconstructions-for-chronic-lower-extremity-ischemia-in-preadolescent-and-adolescent-children
#20
Jonathan L Eliason, Dawn M Coleman, Adam Gumushian, James C Stanley
OBJECTIVE: Chronic lower extremity ischemia in pediatric patients is uncommon. The intent of this study was to better define the arterial reconstructive options and their long-term durability in preadolescent and adolescent children having clinically relevant arterial occlusions affecting the lower extremity. METHODS: The medical records of 33 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent lower extremity revascularization for chronic ischemia at the University of Michigan from 1974 to 2016 were reviewed...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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