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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094893/a-comparison-of-skeletal-maturity-assessed-by-radiological-and-ultrasonic-methods
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Katinka Utczas, Agota Muzsnai, Noel Cameron, Annamaria Zsakai, Eva B Bodzsar
OBJECTIVES: The estimation of skeletal maturity is a useful tool in pediatric practice to determine the degree of delay or advancement in growth disorders and the effectiveness of treatment in conditions that influence linear growth. Skeletal maturity of children is commonly assessed using either Greulich-Pyle (GP) or Tanner-Whitehouse methods (TW2 and TW3). However, a less invasive ultrasonic method, that does not use ionizing radiation, has been suggested for use in epidemiological studies of skeletal maturity...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077016/bone-mineral-density-is-close-to-normal-for-age-in-long-term-lymphoma-survivors-treated-with-high-dose-therapy-with-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
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Mette Seland, Knut B Smeland, Trine Bjøro, Ragnhild S Falk, Sophie D Fosså, Clara G Gjesdal, Kristin Godang, Harald Holte, Johan Svartberg, Unni Syversen, Jens Bollerslev, Cecilie E Kiserud
BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed bone health in lymphoma survivors treated with high-dose therapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (HDT-ASCT). Therefore, we aimed to assess bone mineral density (BMD) at six different skeletal sites and to investigate associations between clinical factors and BMD in these survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eligible lymphoma survivors were aged ≥18 years at diagnosis and at HDT-ASCT given between 1987 and 2008. Participants responded to questionnaires, blood samples were drawn, and a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was performed...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070628/osseointegrated-prosthetic-limb-for-the-treatment-of-lower-limb-amputations-experience-and-outcomes
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Munjed Al Muderis, William Lu, Jiao Jiao Li
BACKGROUND: Osseointegration has emerged over the past two decades as a dramatically different approach for the treatment of lower limb amputations, which involves direct attachment of the prosthesis to the skeletal residuum. This approach can address many of the socket-interface issues associated with socket prostheses which represent the current standard of care for amputees. The Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limb (OPL) is an osseointegration implant with a new design and improved features compared to other available implant systems...
January 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041872/use-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-dxa-for-diagnosis-and-fracture-risk-assessment-who-criteria-t-and-z-score-and-reference-databases
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Hans P Dimai
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a two-dimensional imaging technology developed to assess bone mineral density (BMD) of the entire human skeleton and also specifically of skeletal sites known to be most vulnerable to fracture. In order to simplify interpretation of BMD measurement results and allow comparability among different DXA-devices, the T-score concept was introduced. This concept involves an individual's BMD which is then compared with the mean value of a young healthy reference population, with the difference expressed as a standard deviation (SD)...
December 29, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029016/relationship-between-regional-body-fat-distribution-and-diabetes-mellitus-2008-to-2010-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys
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Soo In Choi, Dawn Chung, Jung Soo Lim, Mi Young Lee, Jang Yel Shin, Choon Hee Chung, Ji Hye Huh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between regional body fat distribution, especially leg fat mass, and the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in adult populations. METHODS: A total of 3,181 men and 3,827 postmenopausal women aged 50 years or older were analyzed based on Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (2008 to 2010). Body compositions including muscle mass and regional fat mass were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
December 21, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolism Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012805/clinical-implications-of-sarcopenia-on-decreased-bone-density-in-men-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ji An Hwang, Young Sam Kim, Ah Young Leem, Moo Suk Park, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Ji Ye Jung
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia and osteoporosis are systemic features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The present study investigated the association between sarcopenia and osteopenia/osteoporosis, and the factors associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) in men with COPD. METHODS: Data of 777 men with COPD who underwent both pulmonary function test and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry were extracted from the Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey database between 2008 and 2011...
December 21, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007317/examining-the-role-of-follow-up-skeletal-surveys-in-non-accidental-trauma
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Rebecca D Powell-Doherty, Nora E Raynor, Donna A Goodenow, David G Jacobs, Anthony Stallion
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing NAT (non-accidental trauma) includes a skeletal survey to identify injuries. A follow-up survey is performed for missed injuries. This study examines the necessity of follow-up surveys. METHODS: The trauma database identified cases of suspected NAT in <4 years olds (2013-2014). Data were stratified by survey, age, injury, then analyzed for the prevalence of findings. All analyses (relative risk, prevalence and odds ratios) utilized RealStats Resource Pack (Trento, Italy)...
December 11, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983997/association-between-serum-triglyceride-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-and-sarcopenia-in-elderly-korean-males-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Tae-Ha Chung, Yu-Jin Kwon, Jae-Yong Shim, Yong-Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association between the triglycerides to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TG/HDL) ratio and sarcopenia in elderly Korean males. METHODS: We examined the relationship between the TG/HDL ratio and sarcopenia in 879 elderly males ≥60years who participated in the 2010-2011 KNHANES. Sarcopenia was defined as an appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) divided by the weight (%), which is >1 SD below the mean for young adults. The odds ratios (ORs) for sarcopenia were calculated using multiple logistic regression across the TG/HDL ratio quartiles (Q1: ≤1...
October 28, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981464/assessing-coral-health-and-disease-from-digital-photographs-and-in-situ-surveys
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C A Page, S N Field, F J Pollock, J B Lamb, G Shedrawi, S K Wilson
Methods for monitoring the status of marine communities are increasingly adopting the use of images captured in the field. However, it is not always clear how data collected from photographic images relate to historic data collected using traditional underwater visual census methods. Here, we compare coral health and disease data collected in situ by scuba divers with photographic images collected simultaneously at 12 coral reef sites. Five globally relevant coral diseases were detected on 194 colonies from in situ surveys and 79 colonies from photos, whilst 698 colonies from in situ surveys and 535 colonies from photos exhibited signs of compromised health other than disease...
January 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965946/prevalence-of-sarcopenia-adjusted-body-mass-index-in-the-korean-woman-based-on-the-korean-national-health-and-nutritional-examination-surveys
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Hyoung-Moo Park, Yong-Chan Ha, Jun-Il Yoo, Hyun-Jun Ryu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine cut-off point of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) adjusted body mass index (BMI) for sarcopenia in the Korean women and evaluate the prevalence of sarcopenia in postmenopausal women. METHODS: This study was based on the data obtained from 2008 to 2011 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) IV and V. A whole body dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan and measurement of BMI were performed on individuals of ≥10 years old...
November 2016: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939251/muscle-mass-and-body-fat-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-risk-estimation-and-lipid-lowering-eligibility
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Kayoung Lee
This cross-sectional population-based study aimed to evaluate the relationships of muscle-mass and body-fat phenotypes to 10-yr risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and eligibility for lipid management. Participants were Korean adults (N = 7315; 3163 men, 4152 women) aged 40-79 yr, free from stroke and coronary heart disease, who provided complete data for estimating 10-yr CVD risk and body composition during the Fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2009-2010). Four levels of combined muscle mass and body fat were determined using sex-specific quintiles of appendicular skeletal muscle mass divided by height squared, and sex-specific quintiles of total body fat percentage...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922919/association-between-sarcopenia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-cancer-survivors
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Su Jung Lee, Nam Cho Kim
BACKGROUND: Advanced cancer treatments have improved survival from cancer, but the incidence of cardiovascular disease in survivors has recently increased. Sarcopenia and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are related to cancer survival, and sarcopenia is an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, evidence of a relationship between sarcopenia and MetS in cancer survivors is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of sarcopenia and MetS in cancer survivors and to investigate independent predictors of MetS in cancer survivors...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909972/can-we-estimate-short-and-intermediate-term-survival-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-metastatic-bone-disease
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Jonathan A Forsberg, Rikard Wedin, Patrick J Boland, John H Healey
BACKGROUND: Objective means of estimating survival can be used to guide surgical decision-making and to risk-stratify patients for clinical trials. Although a free, online tool ( www.pathfx.org ) can estimate 3- and 12-month survival, recent work, including a survey of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, indicated that estimates at 1 and 6 months after surgery also would be helpful. Longer estimates help justify the need for more durable and expensive reconstructive options, and very short estimates could help identify those who will not survive 1 month and should not undergo surgery...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902701/heads-shoulders-elbows-knees-and-toes-modular-gdf5-enhancers-control-different-joints-in-the-vertebrate-skeleton
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Hao Chen, Terence D Capellini, Michael Schoor, Doug P Mortlock, A Hari Reddi, David M Kingsley
Synovial joints are crucial for support and locomotion in vertebrates, and are the frequent site of serious skeletal defects and degenerative diseases in humans. Growth and differentiation factor 5 (Gdf5) is one of the earliest markers of joint formation, is required for normal joint development in both mice and humans, and has been genetically linked to risk of common osteoarthritis in Eurasian populations. Here, we systematically survey the mouse Gdf5 gene for regulatory elements controlling expression in synovial joints...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897415/sarcopenia-among-patients-receiving-hemodialysis-weighing-the-evidence
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Piyawan Kittiskulnam, Juan J Carrero, Glenn M Chertow, George A Kaysen, Cynthia Delgado, Kirsten L Johansen
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on how best to define low muscle mass in patients with end-stage renal disease. Use of muscle mass normalized to height-squared has been suggested by geriatric societies but may underestimate sarcopenia, particularly in the setting of excess adiposity. We compared four definitions of low muscle mass in a prevalent hemodialysis cohort. METHODS: ACTIVE/ADIPOSE enrolled prevalent patients receiving hemodialysis from the San Francisco and Atlanta areas from June 2009 to August 2011...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891032/clinical-anatomy-and-significance-of-the-thoracic-intervertebral-foramen-a-cadaveric-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Grigorios Gkasdaris, Grigorios Tripsianis, Konstantinos Kotopoulos, Stylianos Kapetanakis
INTRODUCTION: The literature is lacking information on the anatomy and the osseous dimensions of the thoracic intervertebral foramen (IVF). We describe the anatomy of the broader area, and we proceed with morphometric data of the vertebrae and the foramina. Depiction of these features is provided with imaging and illustrations. The purpose of this paper is to survey and present the anatomy of the foramen as a whole and provide baseline statistical data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We review relevant literature, and we present data obtained from skeletal samples of known population and sex...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890699/ayurvedic-management-of-spondyloepiphyseal-dysplasia-tarda-a-rare-hereditary-disorder
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Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Kshipra Rajoria
Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda (SEDT) is a rare genetic disease in which patient suffers from short stature, short trunk and neck with disproportionately long arms, coxa vara, skeletal features such as barrel shaped chest, kyphosis, scoliosis and early arthropathy. Only limited medical and surgical management is available in modern medicine. A 15 years old male suffering from SEDT and diagnosed as Vata vyadhi was treated with Panchakarma therapy and selected Ayurvedic oral medicines. Ayurvedic treatment was directed to ameliorate the orthopaedic clinical conditions in this case...
October 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885410/is-osteoporosis-a-predictor-for-future-sarcopenia-or-vice-versa-four-year-observations-between-the-second-and-third-road-study-surveys
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N Yoshimura, S Muraki, H Oka, T Iidaka, R Kodama, H Kawaguchi, K Nakamura, S Tanaka, T Akune
: In a 4-year follow-up study that enrolled 1099 subjects aged ≥60 years, sarcopenia prevalence was estimated at 8.2%. Moreover, the presence of osteoporosis was significantly associated with short-term sarcopenia occurrence, but the reciprocal relationship was not observed, suggesting that osteoporosis would increase the risk of osteoporotic fracture and sarcopenia occurrence. INTRODUCTION: The present 4-year follow-up study was performed to clarify the prevalence, incidence, and relationships between sarcopenia (SP) and osteoporosis (OP) in older Japanese men and women...
January 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884657/the-origin-and-diversification-of-the-developmental-mechanisms-that-pattern-the-vertebrate-head-skeleton
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Tyler Square, David Jandzik, Marek Romášek, Robert Cerny, Daniel Meulemans Medeiros
The apparent evolvability of the vertebrate head skeleton has allowed a diverse array of shapes, sizes, and compositions of the head in order to better adapt species to their environments. This encompasses feeding, breathing, sensing, and communicating: the head skeleton somehow participated in the evolution of all these critical processes for the last 500 million years. Through evolution, present head diversity was made possible via developmental modifications to the first head skeletal genetic program. Understanding the development of the vertebrate common ancestor's head skeleton is thus an important step in identifying how different lineages have respectively achieved their many innovations in the head...
November 21, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884414/low-muscle-mass-is-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-korean-adolescents-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2009-2011
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Jeong-Hyeon Kim, Yong Soon Park
Little is known about the relationship between low muscle mass (LMM) and metabolic risk factors in adolescents. We hypothesized that LMM in adolescents is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Korean adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 1420 participants (749 males and 671 females), aged 12 to 19 years, who participated in the 2009-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass was divided by body weight, and any value below the lower quintile of the study population, according to each age and sex category, was considered to represent LMM...
December 2016: Nutrition Research
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